The December 17th episode of WWE RAW aired live from the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. Here are 6 takeaways from this week’s show:
6The McMahons Are Taking Back RAW & SmackDown
Vince McMahon kicked off this week’s episode of RAW. Vince noted that RAW has been on the air for 25 years and the reason for their success is that they have changed with the times. McMahon admitted that he cannot do it all himself anymore and introduced Commissioner Stephanie McMahon down to the ring.
COO Triple H joined the party and shared a hug with Vince and Stephanie. SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon then came down to the ring to a great reaction from the crowd. Stephanie told the crowd that they have been doing a terrible job at listening to their audience.
Stephanie claimed that they are off to a fresh start. Triple H announced that the four of them will be taking back WWE RAW. Shane said that the same goes for SmackDown and that they are going to empower their Superstars. Triple H claimed that they were going to give the fans what they want. Triple H stated that the crowd was now “The Authority”.
— TDE Wrestling (@totaldivaseps) December 18, 2018
I’m skeptical that they will actually change the show but we will see how this goes. I’m not interested in seeing more of the McMahons on RAW or SmackDown at all. At the end of the day, this was just 20-minutes of empty promises with very little detail on how RAW and SmackDown are actually going to change going forward.