Previously on the Best and Worst of Raw: Raw broke its normal format, and in doing so, broke me.
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And now, here’s the Best and Worst of WWE Raw for February 25, 2019.
Best: Man On A Remission
I shared my immediate thoughts on Roman Reigns’ return and remission announcement in the news post from last night (read that here), but for the sake of making sure it shows up in a Best and Worst of Raw column for posterity, here goes: a real life struggle as major as battling leukemia trumps literally everything I, or you, or we have ever thought about a man’s wrestling character, and seeing this human being who literally destroys his body on a weekly basis for our enjoyment triumph over and come back from something that scary is powerful, heartwarming, and wonderful. I think the most aggressively pragmatic response that remains valid is, “I’m happy for Joe Anoa’i to win this fight and get back to doing what he loves, so my biggest worry about him is that I don’t like his scenes on my stories.”
Having said that, let’s have another difficult (but brief) conversation.
The worst thing about social media and everyone in the world getting a public platform is that stupid people can so easily convince themselves that they know everything, and even smart people can be convinced that everything is a conspiracy.