A look at the Three Stars Of The Night for the July 2 edition of WWE Monday Night Raw!
The Third Star:
“Ember Moon gave Liv Morgan her best match ever.” That statement is true, but Liv Morgan deserves the credit for that as well.
But Ember Moon is thriving on the main roster, and she’s proving me right. From the moment she started her ascension up the ladder in NXT, I always believed she was a “main roster act,” and not as well suited for NXT.
Now that she’s on the main roster, the sky is the limit for Ember Moon.
The Second Star:
It was so easy to dislike “Hype Bro” Mojo Rawley. But rejuvenated heel Mojo Rawley is quite hard for me to dislike. He’s grabbed hold of a character, and he is making it work for him.
This week, that character was on full display. It would have been easy to give him another match with No Way Jose, but instead he got to be the heel in denying Jose that match, and attacking a member of the conga line.
I am interested in Mojo Rawley, now more than ever.
Others given consideration:
Sasha Banks, Dr. Shelby, Constable Corbin, Finn Balor, Curtis Axel, Liv Morgan, The Revival, Drew McIntyre, Dolph Ziggler.
And now…a distinction usually reserved for the top performer of the night…the first star!
The First Star:
That’s Bret Hart level stuff right there, from your favorite Samoan Sex Machine!
In hockey, a game’s “Three Stars Of The Night” 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.