This week on Monday Night Raw, the WWE Universe witnessed a backstage segment featuring Alexa Bliss that may have taken a few fans by surprise.
In an attempt to try and push the envelope of their shows given rating, WWE produced a brief interaction backstage featuring a supposedly topless Alexa Bliss. This was their attempt to generate some buzz whilst teasing a return to the edgy nature of their older shows and previous eras, such as the Attitude Era and Ruthless Aggression Era.
According to Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com, the supposed logic behind the segment is that “they want to bring back this idea of God only knows what. It’s like old time, old time stuff,” he explained.
“It’s like whatever, that stuff’s on regular TV shows all the time, too. It was an attempt to do something that was very awkward in execution, but it was an attempt to make things sexy. That’s all that was.”
The YouTube video accrued more than 1.5 million views in less than 24 hours and, at the time of writing, is the 2nd most watched clip from this week’s episode of Raw with 2.8 million views. Braun Strowman flipping over Vince McMahon’s limousine is the current most watched from this week’s episode with 2.9 million views.
What did you think of the segment? Is this the start of a newer, edgier WWE, or a tone-deaf attempt?