I'm aware this is the Holiday Season and Monday Night Raw isn't usually exciting every single one of the 52 weeks a year. I'm also aware they've done a few novel things, like the Jason Jordan illegitimate son angle, the influx of NxT wrestlers Paige/Absolution, "woken" Matt Hardy, etc. But I wanted to ask you guys your thoughts about this, for various reasons. First is that this is a weird time where Raw doesn't have anything to progress toward, from Survivor Series until the Royal Rumble, which is exactly 10-11 weeks. Back in 2005, Eric Bischoff introduced the New Year's Revolution PPV for Raw in early January and we had an elimination chamber, and then another one in 2006, and in 2007 you had the DX-Rated RKO feud as a selling point for that show. Then they did away with Unibrand PPVs so Raw and Smackdown both would progress from Armageddon in December to the Royal Rumble. Now the thing is, what do you really do with all that time between PPVs with these Raw wrestlers? There's only so many times you can have the titles switch hands, which brings me to Two:-Absent Universal Champion. There was a time when Kurt Angle was champion back in late-2000 and Austin had returned and begun feuding with Rikishi and HHH. Every other week on Raw there would be a #1 contender's match for Angle's WWF title and the winner would go on to face him for the title on SMACKDOWN that very week. One such person was Austin. Angle vs Austin, on Smackdown. In fact, such classics happened on TV so frequently that it's a joke, including Austin vs Angle, Rock vs Angle, and more. More importantly, the atmosphere, the whole period was so exciting. Would Angle finally lose his title? Would Austin win? And everybody would follow Raw and Smackdown and those matches were better than most Wrestlemania feuds nowadays, or most PPV feuds. Think about it and let it sink in-Angle defended the title in a singles match against Austin, Rock, HHH all in the span of one month, and then went on to compete in the notorious 6-man HIAC. That's how exciting it was. And now we have a Universal Champion like Lesnar who didn't deliver against Rollins(as WWE WHC), against Ambrose, against Joe, or Strowman. Moreover, he doesn't even care to show up every month. Personally, I'd prefer a scenario like Dec 2000 where who would win that month's WWF title match was as exciting as a Wrestlemania main event. In the absence of a Universal Champion, all the focus goes on the champions you have, which brings me to Three:-Reigns just barely won the IC title a few weeks ago so I can't say the "IC title scene" was exactly bursting before he won, nor it is right now. It's going to take a while. Similarly, there's only so many times you can have Ambrose and Rollins trade the tag titles with Sheamus and Cesaro. After all, who else have been contending for those, and is there anybody on the horizon really? Four:-The seeds for the main feuds for Wrestlemania have been sown. I'm talking about Kurt Angle and HHH, unless they have intended for a Strowman-HHH match for Mania. And also, Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns seems like a lock, probably even "winner take all" champion vs champion(yes I know it must be a nightmare for those who loathe Reigns) But again, all of this takes time, it'll be a slow burn until Wrestlemania. So after considering all these factors, do you agree Raw has gotten into a lull, there's hardly anything exciting happening and they've still got a long time until Rumble comes? Can they make Raw any exciting in coming weeks and if so, how? What do you look forward to watching on Raw each week these days?