Raw Rant

A weekly review of Monday Night Raw

Rassslin Review: Paige Sex Tape / LU On Netflix

Paige has come under fire once again as her cell phone has been hacked and some extremely raunchy photos and sex tape videos have been leaked to the public. Will WWE release her?

In other news, a WrestleMania match might be changed, the New Japan Cup heads towards a surprising finals match, Lucha Underground is finally released on Netflix, plus much more including our mailbag segment.

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Why Is Smackdown LIVE Better Than Monday Night RAW?

This week’s commentary is about WWE RAW and Smackdown LIVE and why SDLive appears to be the better show.

After watching Monday Night RAW this past week, I had to turn it off about halfway through. Why? The show was not interesting and actually made me embarrassed to be a pro wrestling fan.

Bayley on WWE RAWWhile on Smackdown, you have great characters like AJ Styles, Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton, and not so great characters like John Cena and James Ellsworth being used in the best way possible … RAW tends to has disjointed stories, silly segments, inconsistencies, all while putting fan favorites in situations that often make them look stupid.

Aside from Braun Strowman and Chris Jericho’s “List of Jericho”, there’s very little to genuinely enjoy on Monday nights. Tuesdays have been much better content-wise and hopefully one day this will reflect in the ratings.

In this video, we examine why Smackdown LIVE is a superior show to WWE RAW.

Rassslin Review 1/8/17: Is Kenny Omega Heading to WWE?

Happy 2017 and welcome to the first Rassslin Review of the year. This episode covers the fallout from New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Wrestle Kingdom 11 event.

With the buzz surrounding his main event match against Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP Championship, rumors start swirling around about Kenny Omega possibly going to the WWE. Is this true or just a pro wrestling “news” media going down a rabbit hole?

In other news, The Undertaker is supposedly going to make an appearance on WWE RAW this week with Shawn Michaels. Chris Hero has returned to NXT under his old/new name.

We also discuss what might be the beginnings of a new revolution in pro wrestling with talent like Ricochet, The Young Bucks, Broken Matt Hardy, Will Ospreay and others turning down WWE contracts to build up their legacies and other companies around the world.

Rassslin Review: Pro Wrestling News – Survivor Series TakeOver Aztec Warfare

This week’s Rassslin Review looks at this weekend’s big events including WWE Survivor Series, NXT TakeOver Toronto and Ring of Honor‘s UK shows.

Lucha Underground featured Aztec Warfare this past week with a huge surprise. Will Sexy Star, Johnny Mundo, Rey Mysterio or another fighter claim the Lucha Underground championship or will Matanza retain?

Daniel Bryan shoots on Mick FoleyWill Ospreay is back in the news taking on Bobby Fish for the ROH TV Championship. We also go back in time with Know Your History and a look at the 1996 WWF Survivor Series and Steve Austin’s historic promos.

Mick Foley and Daniel Bryan got a bit heated this week on the State of the WWE special on WWE Network.

Rassslin Review 11-6-16: Undertaker, Billy Corgan, Power Struggle ’16

With so many subjects happening right now in pro wrestling we take a look back at this past week’s major stories.

Billy Corgan out of TNAThe Undertaker may be back before we all think as he’s slated to be at a Smackdown LIVE show before Survivor Series. Billy Corgan is officially out at TNA. WWE is apparently having a Women’s Tournament. We also look at New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Power Struggle event, the last stop before Wrestle Kingdom 11 in January.

In addition we have our match recommendations and mailbag segment.

Rassslin Review: More TNA Sale Rumors

More and more rumors surface about the sale of TNA Impact Wrestling. This week on Rassslin Review we take a look at what’s been said, what’s been confirmed, and what’s really going on.

Alberto Del Rio and Jamie Noble were both victims of attacks this past month from assailants with knives.

Also, we have a look back at Ring of Honor‘s All-Star Extraveganza, TNA’s Bound for Glory, meeting Jim Cornette at a recent MCW Wrestling Convention, our weekly match recommendations including Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks from WWE RAW, and our mailbag segment.

Rassslin Review: Pro Wrestling News – WWE RAW Low Ratings

This week on Rassslin Review we take a look at WWE RAW’s low ratings, the problems with pro wrestling in the public eye as a whole, and the debut of the Cruiserweights on Monday Night RAW.

In match recommendations we highlight contests from both Lucha Underground and New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Rassslin Review: Pro Wrestling News – Kevin Owens, Heath Slater

Lots of WWE news this week on Rassslin Review.

Lucha Underground returns September 7thKevin Owens won the WWE Universal Championship on Monday’s edition of RAW but his son had was treated pretty poorly by an ESPN commentator. SmackDown LIVE and Talking Smack weren’t quite as good as the week prior but still had memorable moments.

We also look at Ring of Honor and tag team wrestling in most companies today. This week’s rant is on reality and fiction in the current wrestling fan’s mind.

Plus, we answer you questions in mailbag.

Rassslin Review: SummerSlam Preview, UFC 202, NXT TakeOver Brooklyn

Right before Summer Slam, we look back at this week in pro wrestling news.

WWE Summer Slam 2016 looks to be an exciting show with multiple main events including John Cena vs. AJ Styles, Finn Balor vs. Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler and Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton. We give our predictions in this Summer Slam Preview.

Bobby Roode debuts in NXTNXT TakeOver Brooklyn 2 was a major success featuring many fantastic debuts, outstanding entrances by Bobby Roode and Shinsuke Nakamura, and an amazing tag team and women’s title defense.

UFC 202 also took place Saturday night with the much anticipated rematch between Nate Diaz and pro wrestling fan’s least favorite MMA fighter The Notorious Conor McGregor. It was one of the best fights of the year but many are questioning the judge’s decision.

In addition, we cover WWE’s Wellness Policy and it’s recent violators including Alberto Del Rio, Paige and Eva Marie. We also have match recommendations and our weekly mail bag segment.

Rassslin Review 8-14-16: G1Climax26 Finals, Billy Corgan, CWC

This week’s Rassslin Review takes a look back at the phenomenal G1Climax26 Finals from New Japan Pro Wrestling and the emerging star of Kenny Omega.

Will Ospreay vs. VaderWe also investigate the news that Billy Corgan has taken over TNA IMPACT Wrestling, Will Ospreay faces Vader in an actual match, the CWC tournament featured match with Kota Ibushi vs. Cedric Alexander, and comparing retro wrestling to wrestling today.

We also answer your questions in Mail Bag and give you our Match Recommendations for the week.