And we’re back to normal: Me talking awkwardly on video at men who are much, much, much larger than I am!
During SummerSlam weekend, I got to not only watch the greatest panel for anything ever, but I was fortunate enough to interview the WWE talent who appeared on it. Just look at this list…WWE Champion CM Punk, World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus, Raw General Manager AJ Lee, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross, Mr. Money in the Bank Dolph Ziggler, and Brodus Clay & The Funkadactyls. I even got to talk to Stone Cold Steve Austin again, but as you can imagine from our previous talk, it didn’t go exactly well…
Anyway, you should totally check out this interview compilation to promote WWE ’13 (on sale now!). I talked to Sheamus about his in-game rating, AJ about advice on winning, Ziggler about character creation, Punk about being on the cover, Brodus about his dancing and JR about…Barbecue?
Watch it now!
Posted by Aubrey Sitterson on October 30, 2012
Traditionally, the early months of every year are some of the most exciting in WWE, as they see the company gear up for not one, but two of its largest pay-per-view events: Royal Rumble and WrestleMania. This year, however, the momentum and build for the biggest show in the WWE has moved in fits and starts. I’ll readily admit that doing weeklyRawwrite-ups might have me being more critical than normal, but it seems that for every great moment, like a biting Cena promo, there’s an insufferable “Rock Concert” to end the show, dragging it back down.
That said, this week’sMonday Night Raw did have some good moments, and I enjoyed Cena’s return to his circa-2003 gimmick way more than a grown-ass man should. There was a decent Ziggler/Sheamus match, a cool development in the Punk/Jericho match and I’m growing to really enjoy Otunga’s heel work. But the rest of the show really felt like filler as the WWE struggled to keep all its feuds going without introducing any new twists, complications or stakes. Not exactly how I’d build toward the biggest moneymaker of the year.
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WWE Monday Night Raw recap – March 12, 2012
Posted by Aubrey Sitterson on March 13, 2012