And so, it ended. WWE does a lot of things and some of them are more successful than others. You can see when they are trying to do something big and it doesn’t work for one reason or another. That may or may not be a good thing as some of the stuff that WWE tries makes fans scratch their heads more than anything else. That seems to be the case with their latest idea.
Back on August 3, Raw Underground debuted as a segment of Monday Night Raw. The idea of the show was a little weird, as Shane McMahon was suddenly running an underground fight club. There wasn’t much of an explanation given but really, there wasn’t much of one needed. Various wrestlers were given a chance to showcase their fighting skills and it was a change of pace from what we got otherwise on the show. The results were hit or miss, but now it seems like it is going to be missing for good.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Raw Underground is considered to be finished at this point. The segments were cut off due to a Coronavirus outbreak but now that the infected wrestlers have returned, Raw Underground has not. The problem with the segments was the number of extras they required. Having so many people around made a Coronavirus out break more possible and it was decided to not be worth the risk. The last Raw Underground segment took place on September 21.
There were some cool moments. Check out how Raw Underground worked:
Opinion: I can’t say I’m surprised as the segments were gone week after week and there was little reason to believe that they were going to be back. That isn’t the biggest problem in the world either as it wasn’t like the segments really needed to be there. It was fine for a quick idea but it wasn’t something that was going to be some kind of a game changer for the future. Maybe bring it back once in awhile, but don’t bother with it every week.
What did you think of Raw Underground? Should they have continued? Let us know in the comments below.
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