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The Best And Worst Of WWE Raw 4/14/14: Rising Above Hate (With Photoshop)

Pre-show notes:

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*Goldust not guaranteed (although people who hung out with us in New Orleans got to hang out with him AND Dusty. And me**.)
**Me not guaranteed.

Please click through for the Best and Worst of WWE Raw for April 14, 2014.


Worst: 10 Bell Salutes

I’m not talking about 10 bell salutes themselves, I’m talking about the experience of watching them.

I’ve talked extensively about how while the Ultimate Warrior was never a guy I particularly enjoyed (or agreed with), he was devastatingly influential and important to people I love. That, combined with him being on television three days in a row after a forever-years hiatus, caused his death to hit me a lot harder than I’d expected. We start off Raw with a beautifully-made video package and a shot of Cody Rhodes standing there on the stage about to break down. Suddenly, I’m a mess.

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