RAW Response – It’s Time to Move On From Wrestlemania

RAW Response – It’s Time to Move On From Wrestlemania

On the day after Wrestlemania, I spent hours sitting in front of my computer sifting through the myriad complains of the NAIborhood, and, if I’m being honest, offering many of my own.

Why did Brock Lesnar so handily defeat Dean Ambrose?

Why did WWE build up the Shane McMahon story only to have Undertaker win?

Why did The Rock put Bray Wyatt over verbally, but not necessarily physically?

Basically, the world wanted to know What in the blue hell is going on?

RAW Response (3/22/16) – Promoting Positivity a fortnight from Mania.

RAW Response (3/22/16) – Promoting Positivity a fortnight from Mania.

The general consensus from last night’s RAW was that the show was a dud.

Well, that’s not entirely true. Most people will admit that the show was decent enough, but it paled in comparison to what many believed the penultimate RAW before Wrestlemania “should be”. I can understand where those people are coming from – the lack of Lesnar, Undertaker and Shane-O-Mac was pretty evident.

However, let’s focus on the show for what it was, not what we wanted it to be. Yes, friends, I’m donning my #PromotingPositivity Pork Pie hat and sharing with you the things I think you should be excited about from last night.

From the NAI Archive – December 29, 2015 – RAW Response – DC’s New Years Resolutions for WWE

From the NAI Archive – December 29, 2015 – RAW Response – DC’s New Years Resolutions for WWE

Man plans. . . God laughs”

Maybe it’s been reading Shawn Michaels book on faith, but that quote resonates with me as I sit down to write this column. I was all set to do another running diary of Monday Night RAW, but for some reason, I couldn’t get into it. Maybe it was the early hour of the morning, maybe it was being distracted by other matters, but I wasn’t finding my quasi-witty one liners and potentially interesting anecdotes flowing as freely as I usually do. I was stuck.

That’s when I saw John Cena lock in the STF on Alberto Del Rio, and an idea popped into my head. All of a sudden, I was brought in a completely new direction, which is what you’re (hopefully) about to read.

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From the NAI Archive – July 21, 2015 – RAW Response- Promoting Positivity Edition

From the NAI Archive – July 21, 2015 – RAW Response- Promoting Positivity Edition

After spending the last 60 hours or so trying to sort through the IWC’s bi-polar responses to Battleground and RAW, I’ve realized once again that in wrestling, just like life, you can’t please everybody.

RAW was great, except it sucked. Battleground was awesome, until it was terrible. JBL is an awful announcer. . . .Well, I suppose that’s the general consensus – Hey! Something we can all agree on!

Time to dust all the old favorite. Let’s get to #PromotingPositivity, people!

From the NAI Archive – June 23, 2015 – RAW Response – Hey, I actually had time to watch the full show!

From the NAI Archive – June 23, 2015 – RAW Response – Hey, I actually had time to watch the full show!

This morning, like most recent Tuesdays, I was awake before the sun.

This morning, like most recent Tuesdays, I sat down to watch RAW.

This morning, UNlike most recent Tuesdays, I didn’t have to squeeze it in before work.

So for the first time in forever (You’re welcome to all those people now singing a song from Frozen), I watched 85-90% of RAW. Sorry, D-Jay, but even all this free time isn’t going to make me watch the Bellas vs. Naomi and Tamina.

Thus, I present to you NAIbors, a RAW response in just about its entirety.

From the NAI Archive – May 26, 2015 – RAW Response – Why is WWE “suddenly” good again?

A funny thing happened over the last few months. . .

Monday Night RAW, and WWE in general, became super enjoyable again.

No longer are we bogged down in #CancelWWENetwork drama. In fact, outside of a few people who seem to rarely, if ever, be happy with all-things wrestling, people are pretty upbeat about the product as a whole.

So, what happened? What has caused such a turnaround in viewer attitudes?

I know that just about all of you are going to say the same thing – “It’s HHH, he’s taking over and he’ll bring us to our own personal Xanadu of wrestling heaven!”

That may or may not be true – The fact is, none of us truly knows how much of the WWE product is being orchestrated by whom these days, so for today’s piece, we’re not going to focus on the behind-the-scenes parts.

Today, we’re going to look at a handful of on-screen reasons that I feel have boosted WWE’s appeal.

From the NAI Archive – April 28, 2015 – The Chief’s Briefs – 4/27 RAW Response

From the NAI Archive – April 28, 2015 –   The Chief’s Briefs – 4/27 RAW Response

While I was not able to sit down and enjoy Monday Night RAW last night with the rest of the NAIborhood, there is something rather peaceful about waking up in the wee hours of the morning and turning on, in my case, Tuesday Morning RAW. Maybe it’s the fact that I have to stay off Twitter in order to be #SpoilerFree, or maybe its just that I am the very model of a modern major morning man, but its become one of my favorites times of the week.

Let’s air out some RAW Response Chief’s Briefs, shall we?

From the NAI Archive – April 7, 2015 – The Chief’s Briefs – RAW Response Edition

From the NAI Archive – April 7, 2015 – The Chief’s Briefs – RAW Response Edition

Took a little bit of a break there, but welcome back to a weekday edition of The Chief’s Briefs. After believing that the Comcast cable gods were conspiring against me, keeping me from Monday Night RAW, I had a pleasant surprise to return home from work this afternoon and find it waiting for me on my DVR. Thus, today’s episode is a RAW-recap spectacular!

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