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Raw Underground: What did Shane McMahon introduce on this week’s Raw?

Shane McMahon returned on Raw (WWE)
Shane McMahon returned on Raw (WWE)

Shawn McMahon introduces shoot-style fight club ‘Raw Underground’

Shane McMahon made his big return to screen on Monday night’s WWE Raw. Along with him, he brought a new kooky concept – “Raw Underground”.

Since the start of the episode, a big announcement had been teased. Footage of a security guard standing outside a door was seen, with loud music being played in the background. At the onset of the third hour of the show, we finally got a glimpse of what was going on behind the guarded door.

A snippet of Raw Underground
A glimpse of Raw Underground (WWE)

A Fight Club like setting with a ring without ropes and wrestlers brawling in shoot-style, while more wrestlers surrounded the ring, with the returning Shane McMahon as the hype-man on the mic. And thus, Raw Underground was born.

What went on in Raw Underground?

Initially, we were treated to scenes where “Dabba-Kato”,  who is actually developmental wrestler Babatunde Aiyegbusi, was taking out competitors left, right and centre. Erik of The Viking Raiders was also involved in a fight, while Dolph Ziggler also appeared on Underground, to beat a black and blue.

Erik and Ivar appeared on Raw Underground
Erik and Ivar made an appearance (WWE)

Towards the end of Raw, The Hurt Business – MVP, Shelton Benjamin and Bobby Lashley showed up on Underground and ran roughshod over the scenes, taking out wrestler after wrestler, as they established their control over Raw Underground.

Ratings of WWE Raw have been on a nosedive for weeks now. And Raw Underground was an attempt to try and arrest that. However, the whole segment fell a bit flat, with the entire setting bringing back brutal memories of “Brawl for All”.

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