Welcome to another edition of
OFF-TRACK with A-TRAIN
where I say
WWE just announced this:
So WHO WANTS TO WATCH A LIVE BROADCAST OF WWE RAW ON CHRISTMAS OR NEW YEAR'S NIGHT?
No, I'm seriously asking. Who wants that?
WWE, because they are a totally benevolent entity, has decided to pull their entire road crew away from their families on Christmas so they can broadcast a show about people punching each other to solve their problems.
A day where we celebrate PEACE ON EARTH and GOOD WILL TOWARDS YOUR FELLOW MAN.
New Year's night is whatever, it's fine. It just sucks for the people who work for WWE because they can't party as hard as they might want to ring in the New Year because all that champagne punch doesn't feel too good sloshing in around in your gut when you're getting hit with a Frog Splash off the top rope or whatever.
But whatever, New Year's is okay. It's not ideal, but it's fine.
Really. A day where we Christians everywhere celebrate the birth of the dude who literally said, "if you punch me in the face, I will not hit you back?" Is that not weird to anyone else?
Also, bonus points to WWE for announcing that dozens of their employees will be forced to work on Christmas, ON LABOR DAY. That's just too sweet to be unintentional.
But those people don't have a choice. They have to be at RAW that night.
However, there is a decision to be made by the people of St Louis, Missouri, (where RAW is apparently being broadcast from, according to this list of 2017 touring dates). Christmas dinner at Grandma's (it could be Grandpa's last Christmas, you know, he hasn't been doing too well since the surgery) or HOT LIVE WWE ACTION.
And for the viewing public at home, is this how you will choose to pass the time on Christmas night? Instead of playing with your kids, helping them put together their new LEGO set or whatever? Instead of sharing a hot toddy with friends and loved ones? Instead of watching "A Christmas Story" for the fourth time that day?
Regardless, you can tune into the Fightful.com podcast that night after RAW, if we do one live that night. If we do, it'll just be Sean Ross Sapp, because my parents are flying in from Oregon that week to see their first grandchild open presents on her first Christmas. I'll be spending Christmas with my Family.
And if the people who work for WWE want to do that too, they should be able to.