• “It makes it so frigging phony” – Former WWF Personality Criticizes Brock Lesnar & Bobby Lashley’s Brawl On RAW
Last night’s episode of RAW kicked off with Bobby Lashley calling out Brock Lesnar for costing him the United States Championship last week. Brock come out and a brawl broke out immediately.
Brock had the upper hand at first, but Lashley turned the tables quickly. Lashley speared Brock through the barricade at ringside, and then hit a spear on Brock on top of the announce table.
Wrestlers & Referees came out to separate both men, but Lashley still managed to put Lesnar through the announce table with a Spine Buster!
Former WWF/WCW writer Vince Russo wasn’t impressed with how this segment was written, and said the following on SK Wrestling’s Legion Of RAW podcast:
“They kind of empty the locker room to pull Lashley off. If this were happening as a shoot, it would not be the end of it just because we’re going to commercial and we need to go on to something else.
It would not be the end of it. If this was a real out of control brawl that opened up the show, we wouldn’t go on to ‘oh, here is what’s on the rest of tonight’s show’ and then totally ignore that.
We would go back to Bobby [Lashley], we would go back to Brock. Once Brock comes to his senses he would be looking to get back at Bobby. I hate it when they do that. You have got to write this show like this stuff is actually happening.
It makes it so frigging phony. Okay, so Lesnar and Lashley are over so let’s go to the next thing. This is over so we go to the next thing.
It’s horrible. I don’t know… when you’ve got Brock Lesnar in the building, who flew in to be on this show, biggest star of the brand without a shadow of a doubt… and you’re not using him throughout the show? I don’t get it. I just don’t get it.”
Do you agree with Russo? Do you think WWE should’ve booked this brawl similar to the one Undertaker & Lesnar had before SummerSlam 2015, where they brawled again backstage as well?
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• ON THIS DAY IN NWA HISTORY (October 18, 1986) – NWA Pro
On this day in 1986, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA Pro’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘NWA Starrcade 1986’ PPV.
The card can be found below:
– Announcement of Magnum T.A.’s car accident
– Brad Armstrong vs. Mike Simani
– Manny Fernandez & Rick Rude vs. Bill & Randy Mulkey
– Hector Guerrero vs. John Savage
– The Midnight Express vs. Alan West & Vernon Deaton
– Jimmy Garvin vs. Eddie Roberts