Written by Nicolas Papa/7-7-20
During the COVID-19 pandemic WWE has made many changes to their product, most notably fans have not been in attendance. Instead WWE has been using performance center recruits as fans. Obviously wrestling relies on crowd reaction and it seemed like WWE would struggle without fans in the crowd but so far it’s been great. I believe a big part of that has been the staff change the Raw brand underwent last month with Paul Heyman being relieved of his duties as executive director and Bruce Prichard of Smackdown now being in charge of both brands. Prichard has found a comfortable balance for both shows thus far. One of the top complaints about Raw over the past couple of years has been the 3 hour format but Prichard has found a fast way of pacing the show. Before Raw felt dragged out at times. The storylines on Raw have also been excellent. Sasha & Bayley are continuing to build to their eventual feud on all 3 brands. MVP has made Bobby Lashley a force to be reckoned with once again which could culminate into a long awaited SummerSlam match with the Beast Brock Lesnar. Seth Rollins and his disciples feuding with the Mysterio family has also been a joy to watch. Raw has just been all around great as of late and hopefully it could continue improving.