WWE has been trying hard week after week to take their ratings for both Raw and SmackDown Live higher by pulling all possible strings.
The July 22 edition of Monday Night Raw promised a huge night of returns as legends of the past made one-night special appearances on WWE's premier show. This was a great way to ensure that ratings would shoot up, but a bad show would have left them with not many options left for the future.
We watched some of the biggest names, which included Hulk Hogan, Mick Foley, Stone Cold, Kurt Angle, and Hurricane, come out and enjoy a huge pop from the crowd.
While all the legends coming in was a great idea for a one-night rating boost, WWE had to play off that to give their newer superstars a boost to enjoy better ratings in the coming weeks.
In this article, we will look at the 4 things WWE got just right on this week’s episode which could help them develop future storylines:
#4 Gave the Viking Raiders some decent competition
The Viking Raiders have been going to and fro on the red brand tearing through their competition and showcasing their dominance. The only thing that has been wrong with this is that they’ve been doing so against local competitors who don’t matter.
They finally got some real competition, as a match between them and Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder was scheduled for the night. Even though Hawkins and Ryder haven’t been the best-booked competitors in WWE, they were the Raw Tag Team Champions coming out of WrestleMania 35.
The match was decent and showcased more of the dominating duo than we have seen earlier in the main brand. This seems like a step in the right direction, as we have already seen how dominant these two men are, but now they need some real competition to go to the top of the tag team division.
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