Previously on the Best and Worst of WWE Raw: We celebrated our Best Leap Day Raw Ever with the Dean Ambrose vs. Triple H feud getting a little too good, Stephanie McMahon spitting hot fire, and Natalya revealing that she keeps in shape for not wrestling by eating Subway sandwiches. Also, the Undertaker showed up to do absolutely nothing. We’re Roadblocking this weekend.
And now, the Best and Worst of WWE Raw for March 7, 2016. EEEEE!
Best: This Feud Is About What Happens When Your Dad Is An Evil Rich Guy From A Cartoon
This week’s show opens with Dancin’ Joey Tribbiani addressing last week’s Undertaker non-statement and his dad’s threats. There’s something wonderfully refreshing about how Vince and Shane interact. There’s no melisma, it’s just one note hit as hard as possible. “You’re a son of a bitch.” “Yeah, well, you’re a BASTARD!” First dude to say the other has bad breath gets punched in the mouth.
There’s also something great about how extreme Vince’s reaction to this whole thing has been, considering that we still barely know what’s going on. Shane showed up and revealed that he’d helped Vince on a bum business deal back in the day, and had been biding his time to step back and and take control over part (?) of WWE. Vince had to gulp a bunch and admit to Stephanie that it was true, but also apparently can get mad at Shane and punish him for having him over a barrel? I’m not totally sure I understand it, but in two weeks we went from “Shane hasn’t been here in over half a decade” to “Shane is in a Hell in a Cell match against The Undertaker at WrestleMania with the fate of the entire company hanging in the balance and promises everything will change, and Vince is sarcastically using Undertaker gongs to piss off local crowds and stomping baby pictures of Shane.” It’s SO MUCH. It went from 0 to 100 in one segment, and now we’re doing like, 350. The booking in this feud is Yoshiaki Kawajiri’s The Running Man.