Previously on the Best and Worst of WWE Raw: The Shield reunited to triple powerbomb The Miz, put Braun Strowman through a table and talk themselves into a 4-on-3 main event at TLC. Also, Mickie James said Alexa Bliss’ butt looked like a biscuit.
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Here’s the (spooky) Best and Worst of WWE Raw for October 16, 2017.
Q: Would you waste The Shield’s first entrance in years, complete with classic team tactical vest gear, on Raw, six days before the pay-per-view where the selling point is “you get to see The Shield again?” On top of that, would you do the first SIERRA HOTEL INDIA ECHO LIMA DELTA THE SHIELD on Raw and have Kurt Angle talk over it?
This is one of those things where I’m an armchair booker and can’t claim to know what constitutes “good business” these days, nor do I understand the modern Network “pay-per-view” live event model. So I dunno, classically it doesn’t seem like the kind of thing you’d want to give out on a show people aren’t paying for. But now I guess getting people to watch the weekly shows is what drives Network memberships and that’s way over-the-top, so whatever. And yeah, I’m not the one tasked with convincing people to watch 70 hours of weekly wrestling programming.