At least it wasn’t the first idea. Every now and then in wrestling, you see something that defies all logic. For one reason or another, you see something that makes little to no sense and makes you wonder why in the world it was on the show in the first place. Oftentimes these are segments instead of matches, and that was the case during this week’s special edition of Monday Night Raw.
This week’s Monday Night Raw was Raw Legends, which was centered around bringing in a variety of names from the past to draw in some extra eyes to the show. The focal point of the show was the return of Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair, the two biggest names of the returning legends. Hogan was featured on the show, but one segment was rather odd and there was a reason for that.
Raw Legends opened with Hogan in a fake commercial for the hPhone, which was simply a phone with his name on the back. The segment was not brought up later in the show, making it a stand alone cold open to the show. According to PWInsider.com, this was not the original plan for the show, which would have seen Hogan in the ring for a promo. There is no word on why the change was made.
This was just strange. Check out what opened the show:
Opinion: I’m not sure what WWE was thinking with the phone deal but it wasn’t exactly a brilliant idea. It was Hogan talking about a phone with his name on in it what I guess was supposed to be a parody, but it just wasn’t funny. How hard is it for Hogan, one of the most iconic wrestlers in the history of the industry, to just stand in the ring and talk about the night? Go with the easy idea sometimes.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!