Mackle: Raw, Rinse, Repeat

Jay Mackle sighs at the announcement of Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns at Royal Rumble.

Wash, rinse, repeat.

Usually, that’s the slogan for a shampoo or conditioner commercial. Lately, it’s been the unofficial motto of the WWE Raw main event scene. Four talents have dominated the scene since the Draft back in July: Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns. Granted Roman Reigns was in a midcard program with Rusev for four months, but he has poked his head in the main event here and there to help his former Shield buddy, Rollins.

Since the draft, Rollins has been in the Universal Championship match for three straight pay per views: Summerslam, Night of Champions, and Hell in a Cell. Out of the four guys, Rollins probably has the best move set and deserves a spot in the main event. The program Rollins is in with an invisible Triple H right now is intriguing, but since Triple H isn’t on TV til Mania season, Rollins is stuck fighting Owens and Jericho all the time.

Meanwhile, Jericho and Owens are in the best friends program, where one will eventually turn on the other which will lead to a big Universal Title match down the line, probably at Fastlane or Elimination Chamber. Owens, the Universal Champion, does not look strong at all with Jericho constantly helping him win matches. Jericho, a veteran of WWE since 1999, shouldn’t be helping a talent like Owens, who in his own right is one heck of a wrestler. They should be fighting each other for the title and putting on 5-star matches every pay per view.

Roman Reigns is the biggest enigma to this equation. Why put your midcard United States champion in the main event scene? Reigns has only defended the title three times since he won it – once against Rusev and twice against Jericho. Reigns should be defending his title against the likes of Sheamus, Cesaro, or Strowman. Yet, he’s in the four-man main event scene, not defending his title and challenging for the richer prize.

The main event scene on Raw is as boring as watching paint dry. Why not have Owens defend his title against Cesaro or Sami Zayn? Owens did defeat Reigns at Roadblock, but now has to defend it at the Royal Rumble against Reigns AGAIN! WWE had six weeks to build up a new challenger for Owens, but decided to do the same thing. At least add a cooler stipulation, like a Steel Cage or make it Last Man Standing, not a boring one by putting Jericho in a shark cage.

Smackdown is the superior brand right now. Maybe the writers of Raw should watch Smackdown more often.

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