– by Tim Jousma


Monday Night Raw is complete for another week. On the heels of the Fastlane Pay Per View, how did the WWE Red Brand do in setting themselves up for the Road to Wrestlemania?

The Raw Women’s Championship picture is in disarray. I don’t know what they were thinking allowing Charlotte to lose her match at Fastlane against Bayley. She should not have lost the championship until Wrestlemania in my opinion but having her lose what they were building up as some major streak for no apparent reason was frustrating. Now they’re making Bayley look foolish by just now realizing that Sasha Banks helping her win matches is not something a babyface should be doing. Sasha faced off against Bayley and beat her for a chance to be in a triple threat match at Wrestlemania for the Raw Women’s Championship.

The biggest mistake in the Draft last summer was splitting the Women’s roster. It has led to overexposure of premier matchups. There are only so many times you can see two or three superstars in the ring before you get bored with what you’re seeing. The roster of women the WWE has now are probably some of the best athletes they’ve ever had. With the planned Women’s Tournament happening on the WWE Network this summer, there’s a chance even more talented women from around the globe will get a chance to join the WWE which will definitely make the Women’s Division for both brands much more bearable to watch. As it stands, they are wasting the talent they have by not caring about the over exposure they’re creating.

Overall, the show last night was all right at best. It had some fun moments but the Road to Wrestlemania has not gone into over drive just yet. The next few weeks of programming on Raw and Smackdown will definitely be fun to watch. I just hope they refrain from making the mistakes they’re making now. It could lead to some long term damage they won’t be able to dig themselves out of.