Last night, WWE’s Tables, Ladders, and Chairs pay-per-view brought the excitement by bringing several major stories to a climax. Now, on the first episode of Monday Night Raw after the events of TLC, what could be in store for superstars like Baron Corbin, Seth Rollins, and Ronda Rousey?
WWE Tables, Ladders, and Chairs proved to live up to the hype last night. The triple threat SmackDown Women’s Championship TLC main event was one for the ages, Ronda Rousey had another great performance in her match against Nia Jax, and we finally got to see the payoff to the never-ending Baron Corbin general manager angle.
Unfortunately, we also saw some bouts that didn’t quite meet fans’ expectations. Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose’s much hyped rivalry fell flat at TLC, providing fans with a rather disappointingly executed Intercontinental Championship win for Ambrose.
Now, on the first Monday Night Raw after TLC, I expect to see the fallout from all of those angles play out in order to better set the stage for the upcoming Royal Rumble pay-per-view in the new year.
Oh, and did I mention, we’re getting an appearance from Vince McMahon himself tonight in order to, “shake things up” according to WWE’s official Raw preview?
Many people have hypothesized that this now rare appearance from ‘The Chairman of the Board’ is a panicked response to Raw’s recent poor ratings. No matter the explanation, I expect McMahon to address those ratings and more when he makes his first appearance on the red brand in months, conveniently right in the middle of what could be the show’s next big general manager controversy.