Finally a good Raw. I wouldn’t qualify it as great, but it was definitely the best one I can remember since Owens won the title. Probably before.
It kicked off with the announcement that Sasha and Charlotte were actually the main event of the show, which is awesome. Anytime I see that the women get to start or, even moreso, end a show, I am immediately pleased. We’ve reached a time where they have to be at the start, end, or at one of the hour marks, and not in the middle of an hour just to be thrown away – unless there are multiple women’s segments, then it’s okay.
So, I knew with the match main eventing that it ended in one of two ways – either Sasha was going to win, or they’re going to finally announce a women’s hell in a cell match to close the show. We got one, hopefully the latter still happens.
Roman comes out and Rusev comes out and they fight and they’re going to have a cell match and no one cares.
Brian Kendrick defeated T.J. Perkins in a good match. Up until now I thought it was a title match so now at 3 AM I’m realizing it was just for funsies.
Seth Rollins had a sit down interview with Michael Cole which was pretty solid.
Braun Strowman beat up someone and no one cared.
Anything related to Sheamus and Cesaro I paid no attention to.
Club beat Golden Truth for funsies.
Sami Zayn beat Titus because why not?
Why is SAWFT doing stupid SGK crap?
Jeri-KO had a very fun segment with New Day, leading to a match later in the night which was also pretty good. Rollins interfered to get New Day the win. Ashton Kutcher and friend were doing commentary.
WWE, you can call Emma “Emmalina” now all you want, but I’m just going to call her Emma, like normal people. But, if you’re going to keep showing Emma’s instagram pictures of her in swimsuits, I’m not going to complain.
Tony Nese beat Rich Swann in a decent match.
Charlotte and Dana are shown walking to the ring and pass by Bayley, who earlier in the night was talking to Sasha. Charlotte made fun of Bayley for “not main eventing” which is weird considering Sasha and Bayley main evented an NXT PPV. Idiot. Anyways, Dana tries to intimidate Bayley after Charlotte walked away and got herself thrown into a crate because playtime was over.
Sasha and Charlotte had their match, and it was good, but it was short. Definitely the the best they’ve had, but at least Charlotte didn’t kill Sasha. But too bad Charlotte couldn’t refrain from botching. But the crowd was at least into this match from the start unlike the first one on Raw where there were CM Punk chants in the beginning – even though they won that crowd over. BUT SASHA WON AND HAS HER BELT BACK! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdaBj8WOA2I
Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch, and Asuka are all champs. Things are as they should be. The revolution has won. Women’s wrestling is back.
And, Forbes, you can pretend to have “5 reasons that Charlotte’s already the best women’s wrestler in WWE history” all you want. Here’s more reasons why she is not:
- Sasha Banks
- Becky Lynch
- AJ Lee
- Mickie James
- Trish Stratus
- Ember Moon
- Alexa Bliss
Meanwhile, Smackdown was great as always.
Specifically, the final segment with AJ, Dean, and Cena, the build for Miz and Dolph, and Bray and Orton backstage were all really good segments. Raw needs to take notes from these segments to see just how well done they are.
The women’s match was fine.
WHY IS BRAY NOT BEATING KANE??
BARON DIDN’T TAP YOU STUPID REF.
STOP WITH THE SGK BULLSHIT.
Not talking about much else because No Mercy preview will be soon.
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