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3 Interesting observations from WWE RAW (October 7, 2019)

Kartik Arry
ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
08 Oct 2019, 14:00 IST

Braun Strowman and boxing champion Tyson Fury got involved in a chaotic brawl!
Braun Strowman and boxing champion Tyson Fury got involved in a chaotic brawl!

Following a very controversial Pay-Per-View that was Hell in a Cell, last night's episode of RAW did very little to convince fans that the show is worth sticking around for.

WWE was on a winning spree during the past few weeks, but it looks like post-HIAC programming seems to have taken a dip in quality when it comes to the red brand.

Of course, the episode opened to a scandalous moment featuring Bobbly Lashley and Lana, and to be fair, the ending between Tyson Fury and Braun Strowman drew a lot of attention too.

But for the most part, it looked like the writers tried to play it safe until the draft comes around on SmackDown this Friday.

Let us take a look at some interesting observations from this week's episode of Monday Night RAW (October 7, 2019):


#3 Why the episode's scandalous start was necessary to establish Rusev as a monstrous babyface

Way before Rusev's character dipped into a comedic tone, everyone knew him as a monster heel who posed a legitimate threat to WWE's top babyfaces.

Of course, 'Rusev Day' was a popular comedic act amongst the fans, but the creative team never booked him seriously in that regard.

Now, it seems like Rusev is back to being a monster, except this time around, he is the babyface, thanks to Lana's 'cheating' subplot along with Bobby Lashley.

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Lashley being the heel here gives fans a chance to root for Rusev's redemption arc too.

Nevertheless, Lana and Lashley's cheesy subplot keeps viewers hooked, thanks to its greasy entertainment value, which stands as a reminder for Non-PG storylines of the past.

Maybe this is the right way to get Rusev back to the top, after all, how else can you enjoy a show which primarily consists of filler moments?

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