Is the fate of WWE Raw Underground still up in the air?
WWE‘s segment of Raw Underground during the flagship show’s three-hour program was cut short due to COVID-19, and it seems like the segment will still be in a relegated state as the company is still trying to push superstars on the main roster.
Dabba Kato and Arturo Ruas from Raw Underground moved to the main roster before Kato went off TV, and Ruas suffered an injury after his move to NXT.
Per a report from PWInsider.com’s Mike Johnson, the two show up on Raw but are not allowed on TV as WWE Management wants them to brush up their skills before coming on TV.
It is clear that WWE decided to start this segment to up their program, but the show didn’t get much value despite Performance Centre recruits and NXT superstars fighting each other. It didn’t have any championship on the line in Raw Underground until the last tournament, but that didn’t entice the WWE Universe to give them another chance. The show started in August but canceled weeks later, as it didn’t get more heads when the show was on the air, and at this time the state of Raw Underground is in the air.
We saw some powerful performances from the Women’s Tag Team Champions against each other but the show didn’t reach its potential, and it seems like the company wants to keep it under wraps before a reason to bring it on TV comes to light. Shane McMahon is not on TV while Jordan Omogbehin got the opportunity to move from a controller behind the door to a bodyguard of The Phenomenal One on Monday Nights.
If this lateral movement is taken off the show has not seen any good days since it first aired during the three-hour program. It would be nice to see if the company brings this segment back only to put people over.