Best Match of the night:
AJ Styles versus Chris Jericho.¬† I had a feeling with the Rumble going as it did last night, that Jericho would be going back to do that which he does better than most Superstars in recent memory. What’s that, you ask? Putting young talent over. Except that, in Styles’ case, he’s not really young talent, just new-to-WWE talent. But,¬† if you want to get someone over, Jericho is a guy willing to do that. And this match did not disappoint, outside of not seeing the Styles Clash.
Worst match of the night:
Kane versus Bray Wyatt was forgettable. And, outside of Flo Rida, the Dudleyz/Social Outcasts match was too. Either of them qualify for worst of the night, call it a toss up.
Crowd Chants of the Night:
Fight Owens Fight
This is awesome
This is awful
lets go Ambrose
Star of the Night
I give this one to AJ Styles, for getting his first win on his RAW debut. Have to think this man has big things in store for him.
Spot of the Night:
Kalisto, reversing the Skull Crushing Finale into a Salina del Sol. That move is just like the Red Arrow, I never get tired of seeing it.
Jobber of the Night:
To me, this was Kane, if it was anyone. And part of that was just how the match was booked, with the action just not flowing. The match went like 7 minutes, but it didn’t feel like it.
Upset of the Night:
None. Just nothing of upset-caliber tonight.
Holy Sh** Moment of the Night:
Minor one, but The Rock was on RAW tonight. I say minor because they were in Miami, and if you put two and two together, it was kind of logical. But still, super cool.
Botch of the night:
Feel free to call one out in the comments. I personally did not notice any, but there probably was one or two.
Commentary of the night:
This may not rhyme, but it’s gonna hurt.
The Rock almost knew Byron’s name.
LOL Moment of the night:
Funny, and a little painful at times…the Flo Rida/Bo Rida “rap battle”.
Rock, asking Miz to park his truck.
We don’t yet know who will officially tangle with Hunter at ‘Mania…but we know the Fastlane main event. That would be Dean Ambrose versus Roman Reigns versus Brock Lesnar. One of these is not like the others, one of these is not getting over…
The badly timed commercial breaks. They kill matches, they kill the flow of things, and they ought to be better managed.
Outside of a few moments, this one just felt like an unexpectedly flat RAW, the night after a strong Rumble. Maybe it was me, maybe my expectations are higher. Maybe I have Rumble hangover. But this felt like it didn’t get going all the way.
AJ Styles on RAW
The Rock on RAW
After the final bell:
One early point-I get it, Hunter is passionate about his job, his career and his wife’s family business. If I was making millions, sleeping with the boss’s daughter and all that, I would be passionate too. But I think implying that McMahon is God goes too far, as does saying he’s treating WWE/wrestling like his church, his religion and his law. Considering all of the insane things being done in the name of religion, now and throughout history…I probably would not have gone there.
It will be interesting to see who wins the Fastlane main event and becomes the number one contender. Fans are probably pushing for Lesnar or Ambrose, though we will likely get Reigns. We find out in a month.
I thought we’d get a slightly better RAW, but we did get some decent action.