The go home show for Monday Night Raw was certainly a mixed bag. It had good moments, like having Sting kick off Monday Night Raw, and it had its bad moments, like the confrontation between Lesnar and Reigns, which didnt even turn physical!The WWE did its best to sell us on the match card for The Showcase of The Immortals, but unfortunatley came up short in quite a few places. Read through to see the hits, the misses, and the craziest moments from this weeks edition of Monday Night Raw!
#1 Hit & Miss - Sting kicks off Raw
This opening segment had to be one of the best in a long time. The second Sting arrived, the crowd was simply electric. Sting started out talking about how great it was to finally kick off Monday Night Raw, and a little bit about The Monday Night Wars. He then told the crowd that he wanted to take Triple H down at WrestleMania on Sunday. That of course prompted Stephanie McMahon to make her entrance and have a war of words with The Stinger. She went on about how Sting must be intimidated now that he’s a small Mino in a large ocean, comparing WWE to WCW, and also compared Sting’s loyalty to WCW to that of a dog.
Sting gave a big woo to the crowd while Stephanie was speaking, angering her and making her slap Sting. The slap fell short as Sting grabbed McMahon’s hands before the slap could land. This forced Triple H to come to the ring to challenge Sting six nights before WrestleMania. Triple H got out his signature sledgehammer, while Sting got his trusty black bat out for combat. The confrontation ended prematurely thought, as Triple H retreated from ringside. While I have to admit, that had me glued to my television screen for the duration of the segment, I can’t help but feel like WWE failed to sweeten the pot with this match. They could have announced it as a No DQ match, allowing Triple H and Sting to use their signature weapons during their match on Sunday, or even have Sting make a stipulation, that if Triple H loses on Sunday, The Authority will be forced to disband.
Isn’t that what Sting came to WWE to do in the first place? Unless WWE is planning another showdown after WrestleMania between these two, I can’t see a reason why this stipulation wasn’t added to the match. Great segment but, unfortunately poor story telling on WWE’s part. In my opinion anyways. Who knows? Maybe seeing these two living legends do battle will be enough for The WWE Universe come Sunday.