The last few weeks have been turned upside down in the world of the WWE mostly because of odd matchmaking and stories that make very little sense in the broad scheme of things. Monday Night Raw has been rather predictable and more than a little boring of late. Last night, for the first time in weeks, I got a little bit excited about the future. Here are five exciting things we learned from Monday Night Raw on 09/29:
Paige is going to be a continuing part of the Diva’s championship scene
When AJ Lee took away the championship from Paige for the second time, I was thinking that the WWE might be going in a different direction. That made me want to scream because Paige is the centerpiece of the future. With that said, the Diva’s match last night confirmed that Paige is going to be a part of the Diva’s championship scene for some time to come. She left AJ laying in pile with a little help from the resident nut-case Alicia Fox.
Bo Dallas is beginning to get some traction
If you had told me a few weeks ago that Bo Dallas would be pinning Mark Henry relatively clean, I would not have believed you. They seemed to be slowburning Bo with wins over guys that really didn’t matter. A win over big Mark is huge for this young man and will continue the momentum he has going.
Dean Ambrose is finally showing some range
Ambrose has always been fun to watch, but now he is beginning to show every single part of the package. His charisma is off the charts and he has actually started to make me laugh. This is not a small thing….I don’t laugh at wrestling very easily. The guy is flat out nuts and keeps you on the edge every time he is in the ring.
Seth Rollins is becoming a character we can hate
From his first day as a member of The Shield I have been a fan of Seth Rollins. I was even a fan of his turning heel as a member of the Authority. For a bit, however, it seemed as though he was going to fade away from the momentum he had going. Despite having the MIB briefcase, he seemed to be the backstory all the time. Now he is starting to step into the spotlight and I think he might be main event relevant sooner rather than later. Rollins is the most consistently great performer in the WWE in my opinion. Especially considering the level of in ring talent he has to live up to each time.
The Big Show is looking like he is revitalized
Apparently a feud with the monster Rusev is just what the doctor ordered for The Big Show. This guy seems like a rookie again. He has a bounce in his step and seems to revel in the USA chants once again. I am glad to see it because he simply annoyed me when he was mad all the time. It is a nice change and should do great things for Rusev character as well.