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Chad Ochocinco to host Raw

Posted in Monday Night Raw News, WWE News and Notes with tags , , on September 10, 2010 by Erik Beaston

In what could be a move to try and steal away some of the NFL audience, WWE has announced Cincinatti Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco will guest host Monday’s Raw, live from Cincinatti. This could be interesting. I’m more intrigued by how he mixes in the locker room than I am what he does on TV.


Open Letter to WWE: PLEASE send Edge back to Smackdown

Posted in Editorials, WWE News and Notes with tags , , , on September 6, 2010 by Erik Beaston

He’s one the most biggest professional wrestling superstars in the world today. He is one of the most decorated stars of this generation. His name is associated with matches many consider to be modern classics. One of the most controversial and edgy (pun most definitely intended) characters of the last ten years, he once performed a Live Sex Celebration with equally controversial Diva Lita¬†on Monday Night Raw for the entire world to see. A tag team specialist, he has broken free of those reigns and established himself as one of the greatest singles stars of ANY generation. His name is Edge and…he’s become boring.

In April, when it was announced that Edge had been drafted to Raw, many assumed his arrival would usher in the controversial nature, the ‘edginess’ of Raw that had been noticeably missing since the days of guest hosts and Hornswoggle. Optimism was high. Unfortunately for fans such as myself, that optimism was for naught. With John Cena, Sheamus, and the newly-minted babyface push for Randy Orton enveloping the Raw brand, Edge quickly found himself on the outside looking in. He was lost in the shuffle. His promos degenerated into the normal, boring spiels other heels less talented than him were notorious for. The emotion-filled promos reminiscent of his Smackdown days were gone. Instead, he insulted the fans and threatened to defeat John Cena for the WWE Championship. Sorry to say but, I’ve been there, done that, and bought the Umaga/Orton/Triple H/Great Khali/Kurt Angle/JBL t-shirt. I expect more out of Edge and that is something the Raw script writers aren’t willing to give. So I implore you, Raw brand creative team, please…PLEASE ship Edge back to Smackdown so that those of us who appreciate his abilities in the ring and on the microphone can relish in the opportunity to enjoy his work before it deteriorates. Besides, you have a whole group of heels you can feed to Cena.