A look at the Three Stars Of The Night for this week’s edition of WWE Monday Night Raw.
In hockey, a game’s “three stars” represent the top three performers of the night. For more clarification, I defer to this Pittsburgh Gazette explanation:
“The tradition dates to the 1936-37 season, when Imperial Oil became the principal sponsor of Hockey Night in Canada radio broadcasts and was seeking a way to promote one of its products, Three Star gasoline. The idea of doing so by selecting the top three performers in a particular game purportedly came from a Canadian advertising agency.
Many clubs do recognize the player with the most three-star selections with an award or trophy, usually in conjunction with a corporate sponsorship, at the end of the season (or sometimes, each month). All six Canadian franchises, for example, have an affiliation with a well-known brewery.
The NHL keeps track of its own three-stars-of-the-night selections, but that is done on a league-wide basis. The league employs a system that awards 30 points to a first star, 20 to a second star and 10 to a third – a running total can be found on the league’s website – but it does not present an award based on them.”
In hockey tradition, the first star represents the best of the three, but all three are considered to be receiving a high honor.
The Third Star:
When Constable Corbin was introduced, I really fought it. Like, I felt like I was being entertained, but I had to push as far away from it as I could. But now he has a new haircut, he has his Aesop Mitchell going on, and he’s…fun?
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The Second Star:
Jinder delivered a great promo–one that felt natural and off the cuff. He hyped up Sunil Singh to make him believe he could take ROMAN, took the beating from the face in Roman Reigns, then went on the attack right after. That’s what a heel does, and Jinder is the heel we need.
Seth Rollins, Elias, Curt Hawkins, Dolph Ziggler, and Drew McIntyre.
And now…a distinction usually reserved for the top performer of the night…the first star!
The First Star:
But the guy keeps delivering on a near week-to-week basis. He delivered a show-stealing moment with his frog splash off of the ladder through the announce table with Braun Strowman to put over the excitement of a Money In The Bank Ladder Match. Then he continues to elevate Braun later in the match, leading to the latter’s eventual win.
Kevin Owens carries any segment he’s in on Raw, and that also shows in his opening interview. He’s on a different level when he speaks, something few can match. When many stars flounder making the transition from NXT to main-roster TV, Kevin Owens has flourished since Day One.
Who are your three stars of the night? Comment on social media @ChairshotGreg, @theCHAIRSHOTcom, and use the hashtag #UseYourHead!
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