WWE Raw Results: Highlights, Analysis, and Grades for May 29

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I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I really enjoyed R-Truth on Raw tonight. The whole situation between Goldust and Truth is fascinating, for a variety of reasons.

With Goldust, I mentioned last week that it felt like I traveled through time to 1996. We’ve got classic Goldust on Raw right now, and it’s wonderful. Dustin Rhodes is great at playing characters, and Goldust has always been his best. To see the best version of the best character again, it’s like waking up on Christmas morning.

As far as R-Truth goes, this is the most serious he’s been in roughly 96 years. Let’s not forget that the man behind R-Truth is a former NWA World Heavyweight Champion – the same championship held by such great competitors as Sting, Ric Flair, Harley Race, Dusty Rhodes, and, uh, Rob Conway (of La Resistance fame).

By giving these two a chance to not only build a partnership, but get a little time to deal with the dissolution of the friendship, WWE has given the audience a reason to care. Even though Golden Truth were absent from TV for long stretches of time, the amount of time devoted to their courtship of each other and the team itself means there’s roots here. This isn’t some fly by night random pairing that went south after a month or so. This is a long term thing breaking up.

If it gets the proper treatment, it could be a huge blowoff. Hopefully for both guys, it goes over well in the end.