The future of WWE?
On this week’s Monday Night Raw, John Laurinaitis referred to Brock Lesnar as the future of WWE. Of course, this is a little strange considering that Brock already had a WWE heyday around a decade ago. While it’s probably not how Johnny Ace meant it, I think that he could very well be onto something here, as the return run of Brock (and the Rock before him) points toward a different way of booking main event wrestling feuds.
Posted by Aubrey Sitterson on April 10, 2012
This week’s Raw recap is now live, but eagle-eyed readers will notice something very different about the piece: It’s firmly installed in its new home at GuySpeed.com. I’m going to be doing “Best of…”-style Raw recaps that go live every Tuesday morning, but as opposed to the larger, more expansive focus of the “Good, Bad & Ugly” series, I’ll instead be focusing on the six most important segments or moments from the show – the stuff you’ll want to be conversant in at the watercooler this week, assuming you work with a bunch of marks.
Also, starting this Thursday, we’ll also be running pieces for SmackDown. Since I started doing “Good, Bad & Ugly” for Raw, a lot of people have requested that I do the same for WWE’s Friday night show, but unfortunately, with the timing of it, with internet traffic dropping off over the weekend, and the newscycle having moved on by Monday, it just didn’t make sense. So, instead of a weekly review, we’ll be doing SmackDown previews, where I discuss the announced matches, dirt sheet reports and ongoing storylines, anticipating all the stuff you’ll see come Friday night.
All of this is a work in progress though, as GuySpeed’s audience is no doubt different from UGO’s, so please, let us know what you’d like to see from your internet wrestling writing. More detail and analysis? Less recap? Diva pictures to ogle? Whatever it is, tell us in the comments of this week’s recap. And of course, if you don’t already, please come follow me on Twitter – it’s the best place to keep up to date with my writing and projects across the web, and/or read snarky 140 character comments during your favorite wrestling shows.
WWE Monday Night Raw recap – March 19, 2012
Posted by Aubrey Sitterson on March 20, 2012
It’s Tuesday, which can only mean one thing: Weekly Monday Night Raw recaps at UGO.com!
I’m really pleased with both how my Good, Bad & Ugly columns have developed, as well as the great comments we get every week. It’s not just comments actually – it’s well-thought out, informed discussion, which, as I’m sure you’re well-aware, is pretty hard to come by on the internet (or in real life, for that matter). Trouble is, we’re in danger of losing that.
See, Lords of Pain, which used to give our wrestling articles links on their homepage is, for reasons that are unimportant and too complicated to get into, no longer doing so. A huge part of our readership came in through that link, and depended on it to tell them when a new Good, Bad & Ugly or Straight Shoot was up for them to read and comment on. So, if you came here via my Twitter, please make sure to retweet my regular plugs of wrestling articles, and if you came here via Google or Facebook, make sure to follow me on Twitter, as it’s the best, most efficient way for you to find out what your favorite wrestling writer is up to. And if you want an easy way to check in on the latest Raw recaps without having to slog through Google searches, bookmark the UGO Raw Recap landing page now.
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WWE Monday Night Raw recap – March 5, 2012
Posted by Aubrey Sitterson on March 6, 2012