WWE Pulls a ‘Chicago Screwjob’
The WWE knew about the hijacking of Monday Night Raw, and decided to disappoint the crowd instead of give in. If there were any doubts before the most recent Raw, those are gone now as the WWE provided one of the most fan-friendly Raws in recent memory.
The night was highlighted by the continuously hypothesized stipulation of the Daniel Bryan-Triple H WrestleMania match, where if Bryan were to win, he would be added to the main event of WrestleMania along with Randy Orton and Batista. But the situation surrounding this added stipulation involved hundreds of fans entering and surrounding the ring to “occupy Raw”.
The Chicago fans didn’t get to storm the ring. Not only did they make their own event to mock the hijacking, they also made it extremely successful. This is a complete slap in the face to Chicago’s crowd, who were forced to watch Bryan dragged out by security, Batista Bombed and Pedigreed all in one night.
Besides Bryan, the crowd was also given many more stars. The most obvious example would be Hulk Hogan. Hogan did not appear in Chicago. Another would be the Undertaker, who was also a no-show for the event. Both legends were involved in the episodes immediately before and after Chicago’s.
Another example are the matches. Chicago had to watch Santino Marella and Emma face Fandango and Summer Rae, which is a low-level match to say the least. Memphis did not. Chicago sat through an incredibly long Sheamus and Christian match, while Memphis got a shorter, yet much more exciting Memphis Street Fight.
All in all, Memphis was treated to a very fan-friendly and exciting episode of Raw. Chicago, to be blunt, got screwed.