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One aspect of his game that continues to receive criticism is his limited moveset, however. This week he squared off with Kane in a last man standing match, which Reigns won after hitting a spear. Over the past few weeks, Reigns has been booked in a similar manner to IWC favorite John Cena. He pulled his best Cena this Monday after getting up after being chokeslammed through a table, only to hit a spear for the win. Internet fans have already begun to turn on Reigns. Is this a sign of things to come with casual fans as well? 1. Was Last Night’s Program a WWE Network Infomercial? wwe-network After the latest batch of disappointing subscriber numbers were released this week, the WWE went all out in promoting the WWE Network on Raw. During his opening promo, Triple H repeatedly stated how you could see all of the exciting SummerSlam action for only $9.99 per month. Despite the fact that it was an incredibly transparent advertising scheme, his promo was actually pretty entertaining. 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It makes sense to want to promote a young superstar, but others who got over on their own should not be punished as a result. Let us hope that the company soon finds something for Cesaro instead of wasting his talent. 4. Which Stipulation Will Dean Ambrose Choose? dean-ambrose Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins competed in a beat the clock challenge last night, with the winner having the ability to choose the stipulation for their match at SummerSlam. Ambrose won after a long battle with Alberto Del Rio, and also assured Seth Rollins would not win his match with Heath Slater. The Lunatic Fringe now gets to choose the stipulation at tonight’s SmackDown taping (check in tonight for spoilers if you’re too eager to wait until Friday). He will probably choose something typical like a no-holds barred match, but here’s to hoping he chooses a ladder match for the contract. Which stipulation do you think Ambrose will choose? 3. Are Promos Enough to Hype Cena-Lesnar? cena-lesnar Both John Cena and Brock Lesnar were off of television this week, aside from pre-taped promos that aired to hype their upcoming main event at SummerSlam. Although the two have not been on television together once since their upcoming match was announced, I have to admit that I am pretty excited for the main event. The WWE has utilized promos and excellent microphone work from Paul Heyman to build up the contest, as Monday’s promo proved a fight involving a part-time superstar can still be properly hyped. This could be a sign of things to come if Lesnar wins the title, as he will likely only appear a few times each month if he walks out of Los Angeles as the new champion. How do you feel about the WWE World Heavyweight Champion potentially appearing only a few times each month? 2. Is Reigns the New Cena? roman-reigns-ses-6 Since the breakup of the Shield, Roman Reigns has clearly been pushed as the next big main event player. One aspect of his game that continues to receive criticism is his limited moveset, however. This week he squared off with Kane in a last man standing match, which Reigns won after hitting a spear. Over the past few weeks, Reigns has been booked in a similar manner to IWC favorite John Cena. He pulled his best Cena this Monday after getting up after being chokeslammed through a table, only to hit a spear for the win. Internet fans have already begun to turn on Reigns. Is this a sign of things to come with casual fans as well? 1. Was Last Night’s Program a WWE Network Infomercial? wwe-network After the latest batch of disappointing subscriber numbers were released this week, the WWE went all out in promoting the WWE Network on Raw. During his opening promo, Triple H repeatedly stated how you could see all of the exciting SummerSlam action for only $9.99 per month. Despite the fact that it was an incredibly transparent advertising scheme, his promo was actually pretty entertaining. The announcers then of course followed his lead and beat the dead horse for the next three hours. Overall, the repeated Network plugs made the program feel like a three-hour WWE Network infomercial. (It’s worth noting that I don’t have a problem with the company repeatedly advertising the Network. I realize it’s a necessary aspect of the company’s business model, especially now that they have to deal with impatient investors; I just wish they would find more creative ways to plug the product.)   How did you feel about last night’s episode of Raw? 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Are Promos Enough to Hype Cena-Lesnar? cena-lesnar Both John Cena and Brock Lesnar were off of television this week, aside from pre-taped promos that aired to hype their upcoming main event at SummerSlam. Although the two have not been on television together once since their upcoming match was announced, I have to admit that I am pretty excited for the main event. The WWE has utilized promos and excellent microphone work from Paul Heyman to build up the contest, as Monday’s promo proved a fight involving a part-time superstar can still be properly hyped. This could be a sign of things to come if Lesnar wins the title, as he will likely only appear a few times each month if he walks out of Los Angeles as the new champion. How do you feel about the WWE World Heavyweight Champion potentially appearing only a few times each month? 2. Is Reigns the New Cena? roman-reigns-ses-6 Since the breakup of the Shield, Roman Reigns has clearly been pushed as the next big main event player. One aspect of his game that continues to receive criticism is his limited moveset, however. This week he squared off with Kane in a last man standing match, which Reigns won after hitting a spear. Over the past few weeks, Reigns has been booked in a similar manner to IWC favorite John Cena. He pulled his best Cena this Monday after getting up after being chokeslammed through a table, only to hit a spear for the win. Internet fans have already begun to turn on Reigns. Is this a sign of things to come with casual fans as well? 1. Was Last Night’s Program a WWE Network Infomercial? wwe-network After the latest batch of disappointing subscriber numbers were released this week, the WWE went all out in promoting the WWE Network on Raw. During his opening promo, Triple H repeatedly stated how you could see all of the exciting SummerSlam action for only $9.99 per month. Despite the fact that it was an incredibly transparent advertising scheme, his promo was actually pretty entertaining. 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It makes sense to want to promote a young superstar, but others who got over on their own should not be punished as a result. Let us hope that the company soon finds something for Cesaro instead of wasting his talent. 4. Which Stipulation Will Dean Ambrose Choose? dean-ambrose Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins competed in a beat the clock challenge last night, with the winner having the ability to choose the stipulation for their match at SummerSlam. Ambrose won after a long battle with Alberto Del Rio, and also assured Seth Rollins would not win his match with Heath Slater. The Lunatic Fringe now gets to choose the stipulation at tonight’s SmackDown taping (check in tonight for spoilers if you’re too eager to wait until Friday). He will probably choose something typical like a no-holds barred match, but here’s to hoping he chooses a ladder match for the contract. Which stipulation do you think Ambrose will choose? 3. Are Promos Enough to Hype Cena-Lesnar? cena-lesnar Both John Cena and Brock Lesnar were off of television this week, aside from pre-taped promos that aired to hype their upcoming main event at SummerSlam. Although the two have not been on television together once since their upcoming match was announced, I have to admit that I am pretty excited for the main event. The WWE has utilized promos and excellent microphone work from Paul Heyman to build up the contest, as Monday’s promo proved a fight involving a part-time superstar can still be properly hyped. This could be a sign of things to come if Lesnar wins the title, as he will likely only appear a few times each month if he walks out of Los Angeles as the new champion. How do you feel about the WWE World Heavyweight Champion potentially appearing only a few times each month? 2. Is Reigns the New Cena? roman-reigns-ses-6 Since the breakup of the Shield, Roman Reigns has clearly been pushed as the next big main event player. One aspect of his game that continues to receive criticism is his limited moveset, however. This week he squared off with Kane in a last man standing match, which Reigns won after hitting a spear. Over the past few weeks, Reigns has been booked in a similar manner to IWC favorite John Cena. He pulled his best Cena this Monday after getting up after being chokeslammed through a table, only to hit a spear for the win. Internet fans have already begun to turn on Reigns. Is this a sign of things to come with casual fans as well? 1. Was Last Night’s Program a WWE Network Infomercial? wwe-network After the latest batch of disappointing subscriber numbers were released this week, the WWE went all out in promoting the WWE Network on Raw. During his opening promo, Triple H repeatedly stated how you could see all of the exciting SummerSlam action for only $9.99 per month. Despite the fact that it was an incredibly transparent advertising scheme, his promo was actually pretty entertaining. The announcers then of course followed his lead and beat the dead horse for the next three hours. Overall, the repeated Network plugs made the program feel like a three-hour WWE Network infomercial. (It’s worth noting that I don’t have a problem with the company repeatedly advertising the Network. I realize it’s a necessary aspect of the company’s business model, especially now that they have to deal with impatient investors; I just wish they would find more creative ways to plug the product.)   How did you feel about last night’s episode of Raw? Discuss your opinions in the comments section.";}i:9428585;a:2:{s:3:"key";s:12:"post_excerpt";s:5:"value";s:53:"Michael Hicks discusses last night's episode of Raw. 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5 Questions Following Monday’s Raw (8/4)

Last night’s Raw was held in the supposedly great state of Texas. Fans in attendance were treated to the return of Mark Henry, as well as an entertaining contest between Dean Ambrose and Alberto Del Rio.

Although John Cena and Brock Lesnar were both notably absent on Sunday, the WWE did their best to promote the SummerSlam main event. As always, a few questions were answered on Monday, but many still remain. Here are five questions that need to be answered following Monday’s Raw.

5. Did Fans Witness the Burial of Cesaro?

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It is no secret that the WWE has no idea what to do with Cesaro right now. Once one of the most over superstars in the company, Cesaro has been relegated to minor roles since the return of Brock Lesnar. After failing to join the Authority a few weeks back, Cesaro has been in a slump, once again losing to Dolph Ziggler in a short match on Monday.

There are rumors that Cesaro’s push is being limited because the company wants to focus on pushing Roman Reigns. It makes sense to want to promote a young superstar, but others who got over on their own should not be punished as a result. Let us hope that the company soon finds something for Cesaro instead of wasting his talent.

4. Which Stipulation Will Dean Ambrose Choose?

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Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins competed in a beat the clock challenge last night, with the winner having the ability to choose the stipulation for their match at SummerSlam. Ambrose won after a long battle with Alberto Del Rio, and also assured Seth Rollins would not win his match with Heath Slater.

The Lunatic Fringe now gets to choose the stipulation at tonight’s SmackDown taping (check in tonight for spoilers if you’re too eager to wait until Friday). He will probably choose something typical like a no-holds barred match, but here’s to hoping he chooses a ladder match for the contract. Which stipulation do you think Ambrose will choose?

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