https://heavyeditorial.files.wordpr...lity=65&strip=all&w=780&strip=all 2018 has come and gone and now we've moved onto 2019. So many great things occurred during 2018 in the wrestling world. From the resurgence of SmackDown Live, 205 Live and Impact to the rise of LU, ROH and MLW, the continued excellence of NXT and NJPW and the success of All In, 2018 has been overall a good year in wrestling. Note that Monday Night RAW was not mentioned. Because out of all the wrestling shows this year, RAW seems to have gotten the worst of it. From sinking ratings, questionable booking decisions and shows so bad that creative had to blow up all of their plans for the show and make changes to how they process the show. Things got to a point where Seth Rollins, the de-facto face of RAW since Roman Reigns is out cut a worked shoot promo discussing the pitfalls of the show and the entire McMahon family had to come out and apologize. Given this and everything that has occurred of the last twelve months, it does make you wonder: Will 2018 go down as the worst in RAW's history? To me: The short answer is no. The long answer is as followed, While 2018 has not been a good year for RAW, especially in the last two months, it is not the worst this show has seen. Try 1995 when Mabel was stinking up the joint and Diesel was failing miserably as the new face of WWE. When WWE was at it's most bankrupt creatively. Try 1996 when HBK was flopping as champion and the company was entering a tailspin until Steve Austin, Bret Hart and many others lit a fire under the show's belly. Try 2002 when the show was struggling to find a new identity after the end of the Attitude Era and the beginning of the brand split, when Triple H began his reign of terror and the NWO was brought in only to fail on the first hurdle. Try 2003 when Triple H was sucking the life out of everything and experiments like Scott Steiner, Jeff Hardy, Booker T, Chris Nowinski and virtually every women not named Trish Stratus, Victoria or Stacy Keibler blew up in their faces for one reason or another. Try 2012 when the show was struggling to transfer their writing ability towards three hours and Brodus Clay, Lord Tensai, David Otunga and John Laurinitus were focal parts of the show. Try 2015 when Roman Reigns's rocket push failed to take off with fans and a heatless Sheamus was the world champion. When an unready Braun Strowman and a wrestler in his 40s (Tommy Dreamer) main evented one of the final RAWs of the year and the Authority was everywhere you looked. Make no mistake, 2018 has been a rough year for the so called A show of WWE. With Lucha Rules, repetitive booking, Baron Corbin's disastrous reign as GM and the awful handling of feuds like Bayley vs Sasha Banks and Dean Ambrose vs Seth Rollins, but in terms of creativity and functioning as a show, RAW has been through worse than it how it's been the last twelve months. It doesn't help that RAW is three hours long so there's more stuff to go over and a greater chance of certain things being bad or what have you. In the end, as bad as 2018 was. I think there have been years in the past that have been much worse.