It’s almost ironic that the upcoming televised Network special on March 12th has been renamed “WWE Roadblock”, because that’s exactly what Raw felt like. After getting all the momentum in the world last week, between Shane McMahon’s return, a highly charged feud between Dean Ambrose and Brock Lesnar, and a women’s division that’s finally showing real signs of progress, coupled with a general sense of unpredictability, WWE ran head-first into a brick wall plastered with flashing lights, erected smack in the middle of their Road to WrestleMania. Let’s take a look at how everything went so drastically wrong in just one week.
10. Roman Who?
So, it is established right away that Roman Reigns, despite being one-half of the main event of WrestleMania, which is only five weeks away, is at home recovering from (elective) nasal surgery. Although Dean Ambrose does mention that he still has access to his phone, because if there’s one thing we’ve learned about Reigns these past few weeks, it’s that he loves texting on his phone. So, last night’s Raw was about Roman’s far more interesting sidekick, Dean Ambrose, whose WrestleMania opponent is also not in attendance, but to be fair, it’s Brock and we knew that going in. Despite having been attacked in a parking lot, thrown into a car window, being carted off in a neck brace only to steal the ambulance and drive it back to the arena, taking another F5 on the arena floor and having Brock Lesnar literally stand on his face last week, Dean is here and ready to fight. So Roman Reigns kind of looks like a big ol’ wuss right about now, doesn’t he? Don’t worry, though, WWE has a live Network “special” (also known as a “televised house show”) to promote, so Raw is spent building up to a match that many fans probably wouldn’t mind actually being the main event of WrestleMania, Ambrose vs Triple H for the WWE World Heavyweight Title, while Reigns is barely mentioned at all. Once again, we find ourselves wondering how WWE can claim that Roman Reigns is their big star of the future while continuing to book him like this. If you have so little faith in how live audiences are reacting to the guy that you’ve actually invented a reason to keep him off TV while building to what is allegedly the biggest match of his career, maybe he isn’t actually the guy you want in that role?http://pl.wwe.com/photos/2016/03/01/dean-ambrose-interrupts-triple-h-with-a-bold-challenge-photos?r30_r1_r1:page=6 Source: pl.wwe.com