WWE Raw gears up for Extreme Rules, but who stood out the most en route to Sunday?
WWE Raw was live on July 8th, a night that provided the Raw go home for Extreme Rules, and Paul Heyman’s second Monday in his new role as Executive Director of Raw. Who stood out?
The Third Star for WWE Raw: Gary “The GOAT” Garbutt/Cedric Alexander
WWE pulled off a wonderful job getting Cedric Alexander a main event spot on Raw. Over the past few weeks, that’s Ricochet and Cedric Alexander who have found themselves in a better position thanks to Raw’s booking. I have no issues with the Claymore taking Alexander out so fast, it ended what was a big flurry. Cedric played the role well, and got at least a little reaction when he unmasked. It helps legitimize him–let’s hope there’s some follow-up!
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The Second Star: Ricochet
Ricochet with back-to-back wins tonight–remember when we were bitching that he was getting buried? Let this be a lesson to you: have some patience. Ricochet is already a house main event level star, and he has the potential to be even more. Tonight he made both members of The Club look like a million bucks, while winning back to back matches. Credit to Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, and AJ Styles for their performances tonight, too.
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The First Star for WWE Raw: The Revival
Yes, they lost. But this isn’t about that–not one big. This is about the best tag team in the world, The Revival. It’s about the Top Guys doing Top Guy things! Seriously, they carried that six-man tag team match, and deserve all the credit. They truly are the best,
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.