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Re: Official 11/19 Raw Discussion Thread
Well, you could be right and you've certainly supported your case with sterling efficacy.
I was predicting Ambrose debuting at or the night after Survivor Series for a long time simply because of the timing of the election and all that and it looks like I may very well have been onto something. With Linda losing, the ratings kind of stagnant-to-downright bad and the product being very weak recently, it seems like someone somewhere wants to fix things, and we've seen signs of it with the Miz face turn, the tease of Orton turning heel, I suppose you could even say Big Show taking the WHC from Sheamus because it logically sets up a new potential megastar babyface to dethrone Big Show (realistically at WM29, and the likeliest candidate obviously being Ryback), and now the events of Survivor Series as the proverbial icing on the cake.
So, perhaps there is something to it and I hope that there is.
Without being wild-eyed or slavish toward CM Punk and the whole promise of change he quite vociferously allowed himself to represent nearly a year and a half ago, it's not altogether absurd to consider that the "process," as it were, would take a lengthy, long and windy road and for a long time be a case of "one step forward, two steps back" until enough time had passed and a sufficient number of complications were removed to make things genuinely, unmistakably "better" for the product at large.
But, I'll remain cautious and sober regardless, overall... Granted, my curiosity and excitement has been piqued by these very recent events and for the first time since the October 15th Raw the week after I attended the Sacramento, CA Raw on October 8th, I'm actually looking forward to Raw again.
Credit to TAR for bringing this .gif to my attention.