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35 Responses to "The Meme Event: WWE Monday Night Raw 10/28/13"
  1. John Nelson says:

    The “Duck season, Rabbit Season” joke was great.

    I don’t mind seeing Show main event, as for Orton….

  2. Tommy B Rude says:

    So we get the pleasure of seeing the two most boring performers in the company feud over the WWE title, and Daniel Bryan is safely back in the miscarriage where he belongs proving that every heel promo HHH cut on him up to this point was true.
    Man I hate being right.

  3. Third String Point Guard says:

    Props for the Edna Krabappel/Marcia Wallace reference (RIP) and for comparing AJ and Tamina to Kimberly and DDP. That one made me laugh!

  4. Craig says:

    I could really do without seeing either of them main event, to be perfectly honest. ‘Course that’s not a big deal for me these days, I’ve not actually watched RAW since Summerslam.

  5. Autrach Sejanoz says:

    The Page/Kimberly one made me LOL.

    Nice little tribute to Marcia Wallace.

    Punk WOULD make a good Cornette…

  6. Nick Nutter says:

    Is Summer Raye the first person to do a stump puller on national TV since Big Bully Busick?

  7. Raven7309 says:

    Exceptionally well done. I especially enjoyed the “Desperadoes” reference. I actually remember watching those vignettes first hand.

  8. Jeremy says:

    I don’t think Ring of Honor or anybody else would want Miz on their roster.

  9. John says:

    And who would have thought Super Cena would be the first to retain his title against the Money in the Bank Winner…SHOCKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. El Rob says:

    Honestly, wrestling had been more interesting the past few months, but last night definitely felt like big steps backwards. To start, with the doctor there at ringside, they could have easily had the match between Sandow and Cena end via doctor stoppage. Imagine this, then Cena would actually have a comeback storyline that made sense. Instead, we get not just one, but TWO one-armed AA’s just to show the world that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

    I don’t like Shawn’s double cross, albeit an expected turn on D-Bry, I still feel it was out of place. HBK is not coming back to wrestle, so it’s not like we’ll see Bryan vs. Michaels at any point in time, so this was just unnecessary. If Shawn had to do the reluctant three-count after Triple H interfered and cost Bryan the title, then he apologized, that’d have made sense. So logically, HBK just uses the excuse of best friends being hurt, which was pretty stupid.

    So the Real Americans can’t beat Tito Santanas, but they can defeat your WWE Tag Team Champs? Enough said there.

    I like the Divas storyline in that AJ is claiming to be a real wrestler, but she barely gets involved in any matches; makes for cheap heat, but it works. Just waiting for Tamina to turn on AJ, because with the way they’re building this story, she’ll be the one to take the title from AJ.

    The matches were really short last night too, almost inexplicably. Ryback and Punk was way shorter than I would have counted upon, and there were other matches that just felt rushed. Was this to make time for the ending segment? It becomes ridiculous to believe Big Show is going to sue WWE when they have new t-shirts ready for him and they’ll play his music on his way to the ring from the backstage area. Just reveal that Vince helped out Big Show; I’m dying to see a great Vince promo.

    Overall, this Raw felt like a big leap backwards, anything good from the summer was skimmed over last night. We all know WWE is more capable than this, and that’s what is most frustrating.

  11. Brian J says:

    Kudos for ‘Goat Season’, and thanks for the Marcia Wallace tribute.

  12. Fraser Buchanan says:

    Weeks like this make me long for the return of Power Crappings. Yes, they were a vitriolic pit of snark, but I feel like I need that right now.

    Also, what’s with all the jokes about WWE mid-carders becoming ROH champions? Only 2 of the 18 ROH World Champions were employed by WWE prior to coming to ROH. Conversely, 2 of the last 5 WWE champions have come from ROH.

    • Tommy B Rude says:

      The irony is Power Crappings were dropped over hatred for Orton cashing in on Bryan. As much as many of us REALLY hoped the angle would play out awesomely, its hard to argue that it wasn’t wrestlecrap in the end. The anger may not have been justified at the time but it was certainly vindicated.

  13. B says:

    Still haven’t watched since Summer Slam.

    Still waiting for that huge build for a Daniel Bryan title run.

    Still waiting for Henry to admit he was wrong.

  14. Mike says:

    Punk did pull off the Cornette face rather nicely!

  15. THE Jeffry Mason says:

    Looks like Brodie Lee (cant remember his stupid wwe name) has been following the buzzard sauce at Red Robin!

  16. Hashington says:

    Man Shawn looks horrible. He needs to do something about his appearance or gtfo television. It’s like he’s a parody of himself, still coming out to Sexy Boy despite looking like an old, homeless alcoholic. No way is that “best for business”. Bob Backlund looks better than him despite being significantly older.

  17. Time Lord Soundwave says:

    Where’s Smackdown?

  18. Mark Carpenter says:

    Didn’t get to see this one, as for some reason, when Raw was set to tape, it actually taped Dancing With the Stars instead. Had a good laugh, talking about how it was a “Fandango Tribute Night” on Raw. It’s times like that, though, that I miss the whole rundown of what happened on Raw that the Meme Events replaced.

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