How I would write an episode of Monday Night RAW.

Filling three hours of television time is no easy task, especially on a weekly basis. But if anyone can do it, it’s WWE, the international juggernaut of pro wrestling, known worldwide for providing entertainment for millions…or at least they used to be, which is saddening because the roster of their flagship show, Monday Night RAW, is perhaps the most talent packed in the shows history. So here is how I would structure an episode, attempting to get the most out of the three hours at my disposal. I will try to base my it all on current feuds and rivalries. Commercials during matches will not be documented.

0 – 10 minutes – Cruiserweight match

To start us off, action from the cruiserwight division, this is an old WCW Monday Nitro trick, start off with fast-paced, high octane action. Anyone from the division would suffice in this segment, but preferably the champion should be showcased. In a tag team match, a triple threat, or even a singles match.

10 minutes – 20 minutes – Seth Rollins mic time

Seth Rollins will one day be the face of the WWE, so it is of paramount importance that he has the first piece of mic time on the show, it was done with Austin & The Rock back in the Attitude Era, and it was a big help in cementing them as the top stars. Have Rollins come out and bad-mouth Kevin Owens, Stephanie, & Triple H. Chris Jericho interrupts does his whole “stupid idiot” shtick and Mick Foley comes out and makes the match, Owens and Jericho vs Rollins and a partner of his choosing. Suddenly, Kevin Owens appears behind Rollins in the ring and gives him the pop-up powerbomb. He and Jericho leave.

5 minute commercial break

25 minutes – 35 minutes – Braun Strowman vs Darren Young

Braun Strowman comes to the ring and refuses to compete against two local jobbers. He stands in the ring and refuses to move until he gets real competition, he attempts to grab ring announcer JoJo. As she recoils in terror as shes blocked into the corner, Darren Youngs music hits and he runs to the ring flanked by Bob Backland. Darren enters the ring and the bell rings, Strowman destroys him and pins him. After the match, he continues his destruction, Backland tries to help Young and he is utterly wrecked, Braun continues to utterly pummel the two. he then leaves after generating some great heel heat.

35 minutes – 40 minutes – Seth Rollins backstage

Seth Rollins is seen walking backstage, he is visibly annoyed he storms though the backstage area until he is stopped by Neville, who agrees to be his partner for the main event, he claims he’s had just about enough of seeing Jericho strut around with his little list. The two shake hands and walk off in different directions.

40 minutes – 55 minutes – Bayley vs Charlotte & Dana Brooke

This will keep the audience focus as the first hour of the show ends, with the deck being stacked against Bayley, and while Charlotte is present, she allows Dana to wrestle most of the match, but Charlotte constantly interferes, playing mind games with Bayley. Bayley picks up the win, but Charlotte gets on the mic after the match and sends a message to Sasha, giving her own prodigy Dana Brooke, a huge big boot just to make a statement, and to punish her for taking the pinfall.

5 minute commercial break

60 minutes – 80 minutes – Enzo & Cass promo segment

Enzo & Cass arrive in the ring, they do their whole “SAWFT” gimmick and begin to talk about how they’ve been overlooked for a tag title shot, they are interrupted by Gallows and Anderson who say that they have been robbed of the titles in every challenge they have made, and insist that they receive one more shot. At which point, Sheamus’ music hits, he is walking down the ramp and he is interrupted by Cesaro, who says that although he may not like it, he and Sheamus earned the right to a title shot. The three teams are arguing in the ring and the New Day’s music hits, the champs come down to the ring, deal an insult to each of the other teams, and a brawl ensues. They are interrupted by Mick Foley who tells them to stop. He says that while Sheamus and Cesaro are the actual number one contenders, all the teams better learn to co-exist, because they will be representing RAW in the 10 tag team elimination match at survivor series, the teams all look around at each other, shocked.

80 minutes – 85 minutes – Kevin Owens & Chris Jericho backstage segment

Jericho tells Owens that Neville is Rollins’ partner for the night, and says that he’s been officially added to the list for badmouthing the list. The two men mock Neville, after the joking is done, Jericho asks when he will get his title shot, considering the two are close friends and he believes he deserves one, Owens re-assures him that he hasn’t forgotten about him and that he’ll get exactly what he deserves. Jericho thanks him, and the two men share a manly hug.

90 minutes – 100 minutes – Sami Zayn vs Titus O’Neil

Titus beats down Sami for most of the match, constantly talking smack throughout, but he gets too cocky, makes a few mistakes and Sami hands his ass to him. This is important because in recent weeks, Zayn has fallen off the radar, and a win over a a big muscular heel like Titus re-establishes that Sami is not a force to be taken lightly.

100 minutes – 105 minutes – Golden Truth in Foley’s office

The Golden Truth complain to Mick Foley, they are upset as they believe they have been left out of the Survivor Series match, they are rambling and jabbering and it is clear that Foley is growing tired of this, so he tells them that if they were capable of counting, they’d realise there was one spot left on the RAW side of things, and says they’re in, the two leave the room as Foley shakes his head.

105 minutes – 115 minutes – Sasha Banks vs Alicia Fox

Yeah, yeah, I know, hear me out, I think its important for the Women’s champion to gain a victory on RAW, and i believe it should be a drawn out, technical domination, have Sasha out-wrestle Fox and make a fool out of her for 10 minutes, really paint her to be technical wizard she is. She couldn’t believably shame Bayley or Charlotte, but it makes sense to sacrifice Fox as she hasn’t really had any momentum since the breakup of Team Bella.

5 minute commercial break

120 minutes – 125 minutes – Nia Jax vs Summer Rae

Nia Jax has a squash match against Summer Rae, she completely wrecks her, and then puts her through the announce table after the match. This continues Nia’s dominant run and gives Summer a much needed television appearance.

125 minutes – 145 minutes – Roman Reigns vs Rusev – United States Title Match

Rusev gets one more rematch for the title, the two battle for around 20 minutes, it is a hard hitting brawl, Rusev just cannot put Reigns away, Lana is ejected from ringside, Rusev protests, as he is distracted he turns around into the spear. Reigns pins him and leaves. Rusev rants and screams as he walks away from the ring.

5 minute commercial break

150 minutes – 155 minutes – Tom Phillips interviewing Sami Zayn

Tom Phillips interviews Sami Zayn, Sami says that he believes that after his victory over Titus O’Neil, he deserves a title shot. Out of nowhere, Tom Phillips is superkicked by Rusev, who goes on to assault Sami, Lana walks onto the screen, looks down the camera and states that Rusev will be the next United States Champion, setting up a three way angle between Zayn, Rusev, and Reigns for the championship to be played out in the coming weeks.

155 minutes – 160 minutes – Goldberg Accepts

Michael Cole and the commentary team are on the screen, they address the breaking news that Bill Goldberg will be on RAW next week to personally accept Brock Lesnar’s challenge, and that he invites Brock Lesnar to join him, if he’s man enough to stop hiding behind Paul Heyman.

5 minute commercial break

165 minutes – 180 minutes – Seth Rollins & Neville vs Jericho & Owens – Main Event

Jericho wrestles this entire match, Rollins wears him down throughout, as does Neville, but he gives back as good as he gets. Jericho finally gets to Owens to make the tag, at which point, Owens jumps down off the apron and grabs a mic and his title. He starts to make his way up the ramp, Jericho turns around into the pedigree, followed by the red arrow, Neville makes the pinfall. Jericho is knocked out. Owens holds up the title and goes on the mic. He says he’s a prizefighter, and from now on, he’ll only fight with the title on the line. Owens reminds Jericho that he told him that he’d get exactly what he deserved. The show ends as a groggy Jericho tries to make it back to his feet.

So, how did I do? Did I write better than WWE creative, or do I need to improve? Let me know what you thought in the comment section below, and if you have a request, either drop it in the comments or go through the blogs contact page, and remember to follow ThePowerReviews to see more content like this!

 

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