The Oratory RAW Review Crew: 02/25/02
Following up on what was considered (by yours truly, at least) to be one of the finest RAWs in recent memory, the WWF had no choice but to disappoint this week. With that said, the show, on its own, was still very, very solid. It's been said that time flies when you're having fun and the phrase was certainly true last night, as it was already almost eleven o'clock and I felt as though the program had only just begun.
Without a doubt, last night belonged to the heels. From the nWo running rampant over everyone and everything that got in their way to Chris Jericho's continued mockery of HHH to Mr. Perfect's inspired performance against Steve Austin. Even the Undertaker got a bit of the action, absolutely destroying Arn Anderson in what would've been a silly and needless segment under any other light. Yeah, it was a bad night to be a good guy, but that's the way it's supposed to be, going into the biggest event of the year. They're doing everything right with the nWo thus far, (well... OK, that little chat with the standup was pretty hokey) giving them the opportunity the "Invasion" never had; an advantage. WCW's old flagship angle has been handled exactly the way it should have been, pushing all the cheers aside and turning them legitimately heel in only a few weeks. I can only imagine what's in store for next week.
Not the super show of one week past, but still way above average in my book.
Score: 8.5 / 10