That’s one for the books. Often times, WWE programming is described as predictable. I can’t say I disagree, as they certainly get into a pattern at times and it can make for some repetitive offerings. This week though things changed, as WWE actually did something completely different, setting a record in the process.
This week on “Monday Night Raw”, WWE presented the longest match in company history as Braun Strowman won a seven man gauntlet match lasting 1:45:55. The previous record, set by Bruno Sammartino and Waldo Von Erich on August 22, 1964, lasted 81:00 and ended in a draw due to the curfew.
Here are some highlights:
Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins - Seven-Man Gauntlet Match Part 1: Raw, Feb. 19, 2018
John Cena vs. Seth Rollins - Seven-Man Gauntlet Match Part 2: Raw, Feb. 19, 2018
Finn Bálor vs. The Miz - Seven-Man Gauntlet Match Part 5: Raw, Feb. 19, 2018
Opinion: The match was very good but above all else, it was different. How many times does it feel like WWE is doing things the exact same way on a weekly basis? This felt like an actually different kind of show and that’s the thing that WWE needed. Do something different (of course it doesn’t have to be this style) a few more times and you’ll make people feel like they need to see the show or they’ll miss something. As it is, this was good stuff though and that’s what the show needed.
What did you think of the match? Did the right person win? Let us know in the comments below.