We’ve got just one more WWE Pay Per View left to deal with before we close the books on 2016, and unfortunately for Raw, they get the least envious spot on the entire calendar. Roadblock: End of the Line had the bad luck to be in December (traditionally the worst month for PPVs), taking place on the last weekend shopping day before Christmas Eve, and being the third WWE PPV in just six weeks. Even if Survivor Series and TLC hadn’t already been good shows, there was going to be a huge mountain to climb to make anyone care about Roadblock, and while the wrestlers themselves clearly gave an effort, Roadblock will unfortunately go down as one of the more forgettable PPVs of the year, and in WWE’s overall history. Let’s take a closer look at what went down at the very last WWE PPV of this year, and talk about what worked and what didn’t.
Ignore The Part That Makes Us Look Bad
Everyone involved in the feud between Enzo, Cass, Rusev, and Lana deserve better things than what they’re getting from WWE Creative. There were flashes of the right way to go with this, when Lana and Rusev were actively evil, setting up a trap to destroy Enzo, and choosing to focus on that part of the angle at Roadblock. However, surrounding the decent “bad guys set up an ambush for sympathetic face, and his friend swears vengeance” part of the feud is the part where Enzo really, really wants to have sex with Lana, and both Lana and Rusev are, rightfully, disgusted. Even if she’s arguing with him, Lana’s still married to Rusev, and has proclaimed undying love for him. Any attempt by Enzo to hit that is just plain wrong, and when things were going right in this angle, it was when Enzo realized that fact. Of course, that was after an hour or so of celebrating the fact that he was headed to a hotel room to try and sleep with her, so we can’t really give full credit. In any event, since it’s a pre-show match, we get a non-finish and a rematch on Raw, where hopefully this whole thing will get blown off and the next angle for Rusev doesn’t involve people trying to have sex with his wife.