It’s been a couple weeks since WWE went “old school” on Raw and I’ve been feeling nostalgic ever since. Everything from the use of the old RAW letters combined with the tron screen, the metal guardrails, the old ring, & even the old promo in match feature (wrestler cutting a promo in another screen while the action is going on in the ring) has left me clamoring for more; more of the product I remember from the mid 90’s when I was a kid & started watching. It was a much different time then, quite possibly more entertaining than products being offered today from any organization. Old School Raw left me feeling entertained and reminded me of why I started watching wrestling to begin with.
Retro week could be done leading into WrestleMania next year. How cool would it be to see a WCW themed week leading into WrestleMania in Atlanta as long as it doesn’t detract too much from storylines? Retro Nitro on Monday, Retro Thunder on Thursday, & Worldwide on Friday taking the place of SmackDown! with the Hall of Fame on Saturday & WrestleMania on Sunday. Rumor has it that WCW names will be inducted into the Hall of Fame next year in the old hometown of WCW, so a Retro WCW Week could make for an awesome bit of nostalgia.
If Old School Raw was a one time thing, it was certainly a blast for those three hours. If it was a precursor to something much bigger, even better. But the one thing I was reminded of by Old School Raw is that there is indeed no school like the old school.
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