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#MustWatchMonday (10/3/16): Lince Dorado's Main Roster Debut (Wasn't On RAW)




ICYMI: Lince Dorado made his RAW debut last week, teaming up with Drew Gulak to go up against the team of Rich Swann and Cedric Alexander.


If you're like me, you probably get your weekly dose of WWE from just watching RAW and SmackDown. Five hours of WWE programming a week is more than enough for me and that's not even including the PPVs and NXT. I've got a ton of other wrestling promotions that I follow as well, and so I don't bother with the C-shows for the most part.

While skipping the C-shows is inconsequential for the most part, once in a while it does surprise you though, and you do ended up really missing something. In the likely scenario that you didn't watch the September 23 edition of Main Event, you might have thought that last week's RAW was Lince Dorado's main roster debut. It wasn't. Dorado in fact, made his debut on Main Event, having a CWC rematch against the man who eliminated him, Rich Swann.



This match is a better way of showcasing and debuting the cruiserweights to a wider WWE audience than the first Fatal Four Way that they had on RAW, for several reasons. One: it showcases a style that is different from the traditional in house RAW style of wrestling. Two: One-on-one matches are a better way to introduce the audience to the wrestlers, as the attention will not be divided among too many new characters. Finally, matches like this one are better for continuity, as commentary can use their CWC match as a reference for why they're matching up, and to just better reference their history. The match itself wasn't as good as their CWC match, but as a whole this match just represents how RAW should debut their new cruiserweight division.

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Brandon Sy is a PhD student in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics currently based in Sydney. Since he wasn't allowed to watch wrestling as a kid, he's been overcompensating ever since. Despite being a huge fan of Japanese wrestling, he still holds a soft spot in his heart for WWE's Kane. He's good for recommending matches from pretty much anywhere, whether it be Japan, Europe, the US or Mexico. He'd be ecstatic if you watched Dragon Gate though.

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