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3. Can Paige Excel as a Heel? paige One of the most shocking moments last night on Raw was when Paige viciously attacked AJ Lee, officially turning heel in the process. This should provide the fuel necessary to put on a great Divas program. Paige seemed to act as a natural heel last night, as she seemed more comfortable in the ring than I’ve ever seen her. I think a Paige heel turn is definitely best for business and will benefit her in the long run. 2. Is Ziggler the Next Intercontinental Champion? dolph-ziggler-and-the-miz-ses-1 Dolph Ziggler picked up a clean win over the Miz last night on Raw. The Miz won the Intercontinental Championship the night before at Battleground, leading me to believe the two will enter into a program with one another leading into SummerSlam. It is no secret that many members of the IWC feel Ziggler deserves a push. Let’s hope this is the start of a push for the Show Off. After all, why put the title on the Miz anyway? You could hear crickets when he won the title at Battleground, and reports seem to indicate the only reason he was awarded the title was to promote the terrible movie he’s starring in (which won’t even be in theaters and will be released straight to DVD). 1. Did Fans Witness the Rebirth of the Nation of Domination? nation-of-domination-ses-1 Xavier Woods did his best Malcolm X impersonation last night, telling Big E and Kofi Kingston they “should not ask any longer,” but instead take. It looked to me like it was the rebirth of the Nation of Domination – a popular and influential stable from the Attitude Era. I think a reboot would serve these guys well. They are all are buried in the midcard and possess a great deal of talent (especially Kingston). A stable could help attract interest and provide a meaningful program for ignored talent. It remains to be seen whom the stable will feud with (and which members they will add), but I’m more than excited to find out.   How did you feel about last night’s Raw? How do you see the current storylines progressing? 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LeBron James and Flo Rida both made appearances, and Triple H crowned a new number one contender. Overall, it was a rather exciting episode of Raw, with the build to SummerSlam officially underway. As always, a few questions were answer, but many still remain. Here are five questions that need to be answered following Monday’s Raw. 5. Is Poor Booking Hurting the Wyatt Family? cena-wyatt Bray Wyatt attacked Chris Jericho backstage at Raw last night and commandeered the Highlight Reel. Wyatt of course lost to Jericho clean at Battleground, while Luke Harper and Erick Rowan also failed to capture the Tag Team Titles once again. A few weeks back, fans were chanting “boring” during Wyatt’s promo, leading me to wonder if poor booking is hurting he and his family. Ultimately, I think they will be fine, as they are some of the best talents in the business, but better booking could help make them appear stronger and increase their popularity. Here’s to hoping for a clean Wyatt victory at SummerSlam. 4. Has Bo Dallas Actually Won Me Over? bo-dallas When Bo Dallas first appeared in the WWE, I thought his character was destined for failure. He seemed to be nothing more than a troll hell-bent on annoying anyone within a thousand-mile radius. He was once again victorious last night, extending his undefeated streak. I must admit though, Dallas has really won me over in recent weeks. His promos have been hilarious and his in-ring work has seemingly improved on a weekly basis. I still feel that he needs a new finisher before he can be taken too seriously, but I’m sure that will come with time. I never thought I’d say this, but I believe Dallas could be one of the better midcard superstars and a run with either the US or IC title could restore some interest in the midcard championships. 3. Can Paige Excel as a Heel? paige One of the most shocking moments last night on Raw was when Paige viciously attacked AJ Lee, officially turning heel in the process. This should provide the fuel necessary to put on a great Divas program. Paige seemed to act as a natural heel last night, as she seemed more comfortable in the ring than I’ve ever seen her. I think a Paige heel turn is definitely best for business and will benefit her in the long run. 2. Is Ziggler the Next Intercontinental Champion? dolph-ziggler-and-the-miz-ses-1 Dolph Ziggler picked up a clean win over the Miz last night on Raw. The Miz won the Intercontinental Championship the night before at Battleground, leading me to believe the two will enter into a program with one another leading into SummerSlam. It is no secret that many members of the IWC feel Ziggler deserves a push. Let’s hope this is the start of a push for the Show Off. After all, why put the title on the Miz anyway? You could hear crickets when he won the title at Battleground, and reports seem to indicate the only reason he was awarded the title was to promote the terrible movie he’s starring in (which won’t even be in theaters and will be released straight to DVD). 1. Did Fans Witness the Rebirth of the Nation of Domination? nation-of-domination-ses-1 Xavier Woods did his best Malcolm X impersonation last night, telling Big E and Kofi Kingston they “should not ask any longer,” but instead take. It looked to me like it was the rebirth of the Nation of Domination – a popular and influential stable from the Attitude Era. I think a reboot would serve these guys well. They are all are buried in the midcard and possess a great deal of talent (especially Kingston). A stable could help attract interest and provide a meaningful program for ignored talent. 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5 Questions Following Monday’s Raw (7/22)

This week’s Raw took place in Miami, Florida in the home of the Miami Heat. LeBron James and Flo Rida both made appearances, and Triple H crowned a new number one contender.

Overall, it was a rather exciting episode of Raw, with the build to SummerSlam officially underway. As always, a few questions were answer, but many still remain. Here are five questions that need to be answered following Monday’s Raw.

5. Is Poor Booking Hurting the Wyatt Family?

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Bray Wyatt attacked Chris Jericho backstage at Raw last night and commandeered the Highlight Reel. Wyatt of course lost to Jericho clean at Battleground, while Luke Harper and Erick Rowan also failed to capture the Tag Team Titles once again.

A few weeks back, fans were chanting “boring” during Wyatt’s promo, leading me to wonder if poor booking is hurting he and his family. Ultimately, I think they will be fine, as they are some of the best talents in the business, but better booking could help make them appear stronger and increase their popularity. Here’s to hoping for a clean Wyatt victory at SummerSlam.

4. Has Bo Dallas Actually Won Me Over?

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When Bo Dallas first appeared in the WWE, I thought his character was destined for failure. He seemed to be nothing more than a troll hell-bent on annoying anyone within a thousand-mile radius. He was once again victorious last night, extending his undefeated streak.

I must admit though, Dallas has really won me over in recent weeks. His promos have been hilarious and his in-ring work has seemingly improved on a weekly basis. I still feel that he needs a new finisher before he can be taken too seriously, but I’m sure that will come with time. I never thought I’d say this, but I believe Dallas could be one of the better midcard superstars and a run with either the US or IC title could restore some interest in the midcard championships.

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