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New Raw delivers a taste of old school!

Bernie Barnes @thedailyjobber

The night after the Fastlane pay-per-view, Monday Night Raw brought a night of surprises, revelations and stipulations which have helped set the stage for WrestleMania 32.

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The return of “Shane-O-Mac” Shane McMahon, after a seven-year absence from the WWE ring, kicked off the night of surprises. It also kicked off a night of segments that brought back themes and stunts reminiscent of the Attitude and Ruthless Aggression Eras of The Big Fed. Read more…

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Jobber Run-Down: RAW

New Orleans, Louisiana.

23rd Anniversary of Monday Night Raw. The McMahons and WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns. One versus all. Highlight Reel returns. New U.S. Champ. Paul Heyman returns with the Beast.

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Full Jobber Run-Down starts now…

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WWE World Heavyweight Championship to be decided in Royal Rumble match!

In a shocking development on the first Monday Night Raw of 2016, Chairman of the Board and CEO of WWE Vincent K. McMahon announced that Roman Reigns would defend his WWE World Heavyweight Championship against 29 other competitors in the Royal Rumble match.

010_RAW_01042016ej_0148-1708152824The spiteful move came after Reigns fought Sheamus in the main event. In an attempt to ensure a title change, McMahon inserted himself as special guest referee. Despite the deck stacked in the Authority’s favour, Reigns was able to get the win.

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Charlotte turning heel good move for division & character

Ric Flair earned himself the title “the dirtiest player in the game” for his heelish antics, and it appears his daughter, WWE Divas Champion Charlotte, is aspiring to follow in his footsteps.

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This past Monday on Raw, Becky Lynch challenged best friend Charlotte to a good-natured contest. Charlotte hesitated at the prospect at first, but then conceded. They locked up while two-time Hall of Famer Ric Flair looked on at ringside.

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Tommy Dreamer returns to WWE Raw!

Former ECW Champion and hardcore legend Tommy Dreamer made his first televised appearance on WWE programming since December 17th, 2012.

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The “heart and soul of ECW” and the “innovator of violence” was the ace in the hole for fellow ECW alumni The Dudley Boyz as they were outnumbered by the Wyatt Family. Along with Dreamer and a garbage can full of kendo sticks, the Dudleys extracted a measure of revenge on the Wyatts for their recent attacks.

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Worst… Raw… ever?

The Monday Night Raw which aired 24 hours after Survivor Series, which is already being hailed as the worst pay-per-view offering of the year, received its lowest ratings since WWF was on the losing end of the Monday Night Wars.

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Dave Meltzer from the Wrestling Observer reports that with 3.19 million viewers during its first hour, 2.99 million in its second, and 2.71 million in its final hour, November 24th was the first time Raw has averaged less than 3 million viewers since 1997.

Why was the show’s audience showing so dismal?

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WWE Championship Tournament 1st Round (Part One)

With WWE World Heavyweight Champion and Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s #1 of 2015’s Top 500 Wrestlers Seth Rollins out of commission, Monday Night Raw kicked off the journey toward a new face of the company.

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Triple H opened the show with an homage to a great champion, and the audience in Manchester, England responded with great appreciation for what many consider was a modern heel too good to jeer.

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Bray Wyatt, the new face of fear

Monday Night Raw provided the WWE Universe with a supernatural spectacle. Bray Wyatt, claiming he had successfully absorbed the otherworldly powers of both the Undertaker and his “Brother of Destruction” Kane, pronounced himself the most dominant force in WWE.

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He emphasized his point by calling down thunder and lightning, which came on cue. Pyrotechnics exploded, a video montage dedicated to BOD played on the TitanTron, as Bray Wyatt cackled like an evil genius.

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Shield “reunions” teasing WrestleMania 32 moment?

When Seth Rollins lended support to former friends turned bitter rivals Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns on the October 19th edition of Monday Night Raw, it stopped the show.

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Some may argue that Rollins’s motivations for doing so were flimsy, but no one can deny the awesome drawing power of all three ex-members of The Shield together in the ring simultaneously.

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Raw Visits the Windy City

Everytime the Big Fed comes to the city of Chicago, they face a challenge: how to entertain one of the most die-hard sports entertainment audiences in America.

Like New York/New Jersey and St. Louis, Chicago has developed a reputation over the years of being a town that will either love you or hate you, shower you with praise or eat you alive. It is a town where, if you carry a big-time reputation like the WWE, you better bring your very best.

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Unfortunately, despite some solid action from some of the company’s best superstars, the crowd was largely unimpressed.

Let’s take a bit of a closer look at Monday Night Raw, live from The Windy City.

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