Until Seth Rollins showed up last night during the main event of Monday Night Raw, the WWE showcased a very poor rematch pitting Roman Reigns vs. Randy Orton for the second time in the last month. No discredit to Reigns and Orton, but for the allotted amount of time the match got, they didn’t get the job done. Their styles didn’t mesh well with each other.
Maybe that’s a problem WWE has to figure out. If the fans get bored throughout the entire match, something went wrong. If Rollins didn’t crash the party with Kane, that would’ve been a very bad ending to Raw, which started off with a fantastic steel cage match.
Luckily for Rollins, an incident last night almost occurred that could’ve posed a serious problem.
While the steel cage was coming down to ambush Reigns inside the ring, Reigns got back up after a hellacious beating and got Kane and Rollins outside the steel cage. As you can see from the GIF above, the spike that was coming down from the steel cage nearly impaled Rollins. If that would’ve happened, Rollins could have been in the hospital last night.
For those not familiar with wrestling schematics, those spikes are steel and very sharp. It isn’t like a knife, but the force that the steel cage presents on its way down is something that anybody should avoid at all costs. Rollins’ reflexes truly saved him from grave danger.
Monday Night Raw’s main event is going to set up a new match at Night of Champions. Seth Rollins and Kane will be taking on Roman Reigns and a tag-team partner that should be announced next week. That man will be Dean Ambrose. The Lunatic Fringe has been gone for a few weeks filming a WWE movie, Lockdown.
His epic return on Raw next week will elevate the feud between Reigns and the Authority to a whole new level. Ambrose being away took so much away from WWE programming. As the WWE’s best face right now, taking him away was a huge mistake. I understand the logic behind the decision, but wrestling is their greatest moneymaker, not movies.
Rollins isn’t going to cash in his briefcase until WrestleMania 31, or even following that event. Especially with Ambrose returning soon, he will back to his games of stymieing any kind of cash-in attempt Rollins has in store.
The WWE will get their best face back soon, and one of the brightest stars in the company escaped an impalement of epic proportions last night. So they cannot screw anything up at this point. Well, that may be stretching the truth a bit.
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