Last night (Mon. January 22, 2018) was arguably the most highly-anticipated episode of Monday Night RAW's history, as it was the special 25th Anniversary episode of the show that featured several of the top stars in WWE history.
The show featured appearances from The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Chris Jericho, and the return of the beloved commentary team with Jerry "The King" Lawler and Jim Ross.
Ross and Lawler were handling broadcasting duties from The Manhattan Center, which featured a retro look from the original site of the first-ever episode of Monday Night RAW. Overall fans were pretty disappointed with the show.
The segments, aside from Stone Cold Steve Austin's and Chris Jericho's, were very poorly received by WWE fans. Also, the fans who purchased expensive tickets to be at the Manhattan Center were also extremely frustrated.
Manhattan Center attendees only received a few dark matches, The Undertaker's short and poorly received promo, and D-Generation X's reunion as well as their confrontation with The Club (Finn Balor, Luke Gallows, and Ken Anderson).
Fans angrily chanted for refunds and were dissatisfied with what they received for purchasing their tickets. One fan snapped a photo of Jerry Lawler and Jim Ross while they weren't being broadcasted live on TV.
It looked an awful lot like both men were napping on the job, only making criticisms of how boring the show was even worse. Check out the photo here:
Ross then took to his Facebook page to clear things up, saying that claims he and Lawler were asleep are 'absurd,' 'ridiculous,' and simply not true:
"Wanted to clear up something that was reported on a few sites last night during #RAW25.
"It appears that some sites covered their arse when using the term ‘appeared’, but no one was sleeping. Absurd to suggest such. A ridiculous claim. Never happened."
What are your thoughts on Ross saying that he and Lawler did not fall asleep during RAW 25 last night? And how do you feel about the way the show played out last night? Were you disappointed with the product, similar to the masses on social media? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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