In case the holiday season had caused it to slip your mind, there’s another WWE Pay Per View this Sunday! This time, it’s the Raw brand’s December offering, the final PPV of 2016, and the second Roadblock event of the year, a show that appears to have taken roughly thirty seconds worth of thought to set up, and has the unfortunate timing of occurring right as the holiday fervor reaches its peak. But, as with most WWE PPV’s, there’s still some stuff to like, and we’re going to dive in and give you some thoughts on what Roadblock has to offer!
Did They Even Remember This PPV Was Happening?
Headed into the final Raw before Roadblock, there were a grand total of three matches booked for this Pay Per View. Fortunately, someone at WWE finally realized this, and now we’ve got six. Perhaps the worst offence, although it’s not entirely their fault how the days fell, was that New Day’s booking was so focused on them breaking the record for longest-reigning tag team, that they put all the work into the night they guaranteed that they would set the record, and forgot to actually have a feud set up for the PPV happening a week later! As a result, WWE didn’t even announce a Tag Team Title match until a couple days after Raw, meaning after the final show went off the air, we were looking at a PPV with five whole matches booked! On the bright side, two of those matches are guaranteed to eat up a total of forty minutes plus entrances, so it’s got that going for it, at least. But of all the single-brand PPVs since the brand split, this has the dubious honor of being the one that seems to have the least amount of effort behind it.