TV Club: WWE Monday Night Raw: “July 6, 2015”

After a few weeks of competent booking and some solid wrestling matches, tonight’s Raw settles into a more predictable and complacent pattern. The majority of the show lacks any momentum whatsoever. Raw can work when there are a bunch of matches that don’t carry a lot of stakes, but tonight’s matches are not only meaningless in terms of larger storytelling, but also fairly boring. While the last few shows haven’t done a ton of building towards Battleground outside of about two feuds, they at least contained compelling, stand-alone matches. Tonight’s Raw is more barren. By the time we get to the final hour of the show though, all the boredom and stagnation is almost worth it.

Typically, when WWE rolls into Chicago, with its notoriously vocal and smarky crowd, they play to their audience. They book the card knowing that the audience will be seriously …

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