How the ending to the WWE RAW episode after WrestleMania 35 was underwhelming
In the RAW episode after WrestleMania, The New Day invaded RAW to interrupt new WWE Universal Champion, Seth Rollins. Kofi Kingston challenged Rollins to a Winner Takes All match for later in the night.
During the main event match, The Bar interrupted the match, which led to a tag team match which Rollins and Kingston won. This change in events led to disappointment amongst fans in the crowd and at home who were expecting a bigger cliffhanger.
The first problem is that WWE was promoting and promising a Winner Takes All match throughout the night, and when it finally happened, it only went about five minutes before being interrupted.
Although the general consensus was that someone would interrupt the match, WWE shouldn’t have promoted the match all night if this was the end result. The Bar angle was clearly booked from the beginning of the show, not in the final segment of the biggest RAW of the year.
The other issue is that fans were expecting a big name or a big stable to interrupt and cause chaos in the main event. The main name being thrown around was the Undisputed Era. This would have been the best scenario since it immediately gives Rollins and Kofi challengers for their belts.
It also would have given the New Day and Roman Reigns (possibly Dean Ambrose as well, if him leaving is a work) something to do as well.
Lars Sullivan would have been another good choice, but once he appeared earlier in the night to lay out Kurt Angle, it ended that theory. A returning name like Sami Zayn or Bray Wyatt would have also worked. Instead, WWE went with The Bar, who Rollins and Kofi have both feuded with in the past year and a half and fans have lost interest in.
There were many different and exciting routes and options WWE could have gone with last night, but instead, they went with the most boring option of them all. This left many fans with a sour taste in their mouths on one of the biggest nights of the WWE calendar, which isn’t ideal.