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RAW In A Nutshell:Odd Pairings

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Once again, it’s time for Monday Night RAW. This week, we open with a nice memorial for the late Blackjack Mulligan. And then we get things really kicked off, as none other than Shane McMahon is back, and running RAW for the second consecutive week. So much for losing at ‘Mania, eh?

Right off the bat, Shane announces Natalya challenging Charlotte tonight for the Women’s Title. And a tag team tournament to decide the new number one contenders to New Day. And then we get Cesaro versus Kevin Owens to determine the number one contender for the Intercontinental Championship. Should be a good evening, so let’s get rolling!

Best Match of the night:

I have to do 2 runners up, before hitting the winner.

2nd runner up? Natalya versus Charlotte. Very strong outing, and I have a feeling we will see more of them in the future. I just wonder if WWE will put that belt back on Natalya.

1st runner up? Cesaro versus Owens. Very compelling and engaging action, setting up Cesaro versus Miz for us at Payback.

The winner? Surely you’ve guessed it by now? That’s right folks, Zayn and AJ Styles in the match of the night, and as good as our runners up were-and they were good-they didn’t come close to taking top spot this week. More of this, please.

Worst match of the night:

Dudleys versus Lucha Dragons. Bright side, it was over quick, and we got Enzo and Cass afterwards.

Crowd Chants of the Night:

Shane/Shane-0-Mac

Cesaro

This is awesome

How you doin’

AJ Styles/Sami Zayn

Ole’

Star of the Night

AJ Styles, with a nod to Sami Zayn as well. Shane was right to thank them after the match. As much as the good versus bad, nasty feuds play well, I love seeing these matches, these feuds where both men are damn good, and there’s nothing but a ton of mutual respect and admiration and we get match after amazing match. I would love seeing AJ beat Roman.

Spot of the Night:

The Magic Killer. Just one tool being used to take out The Usos.

Springboard Euro uppercut by Cesaro

I have no idea how Zayn would up doing a sunset flip off the top rope, landing on his head then his feet and almost getting in a helluva kick.

Jobber of the Night:

I give you two choices. First? Lucha Dragons. Kalisto was taken out early, and Sin Cara took the abuse and was pinned.

Second? The Usos, for being laid out after their win.

Honorable mention to Adam Rose.

Upset of the Night:

None to speak of tonight.

Holy Sh** Moment of the Night:

Did you ever think you’d see The Wyatt Family SAVE Roman Reigns? It happened tonight, which led to Roman teaming with Bray in the main event, against League of Nation.

Gallows and Anderson. That’s how you arrive and make a statement.

Botch of the night:

I feel bad saying this, but clearly, Cesaro had issues landing his double boot stomp to the chest. I mean, he landed it, but almost fell over in doing so.

Devon forgot he wasn’t the legal man.

Commentary of the night:

It’s a grown-up world, don’t go around handing out pacifiers.

JBL, equating Byron to Dean’s potted plant.

LOL Moment of the night:

Dr. Phil gets it. He told Charlotte that Ric was holding her back, which got Charlotte mad so she walked off. And then Flair went to give Dr. Phil a “wooo”, McGraw answered him every time. Funny stuff.

Noteworthy Moment:

The Usos may have won their first round match, but they got decimated by the finally-debuting tag team of Gallows and Anderson. So the question is, will they be inserted into the tournament? Or will we just see a team getting a bye? Or will Jimmy and Jey compete, but get destroyed again? Many ways this can go, but suddenly, tag team wrestling is trending up. More up than it has in a while, and it’s been improving.

Overall lowlights:

Not a whole lot, to be honest. For a RAW, I can’t think of many times where I had three matches listed out for match of the night, which speaks to the strength of the show, and how the new talent is helping things.

Even sticking Reigns with Wyatt can’t get him over, as the champion was booed relentlessly.

Overall highlights:

Shane running things again.

The tag team tournament.

The IC number one contender match.

Zayn/AJ. Stellar match.

The women’s match.

The use of Dr.Phil. Not too over the top, no dedicated in ring segment, just enough screen time so that he’d enjoy his cross-promotional fun, but that was it.

Gallows and Anderson. WWE is enjoying a flood of new talent over the last few months, and it makes folks miss guys like Orton and Cena less and less.

After the final bell:

Here’s something to ponder. If WWE is saying that Shane got to run RAW for a second week because of the social media response, then would WWE have Roman drop the strap to AJ for similar reasons? They could never publicly admit that, of course, and for obvious reasons. But, it does make you wonder-though I almost as quickly shoot it down, because why would they have made Reigns champion if they cared about the feelings of fans on social media?

And, speaking of Roman, I have to imagine some folks in WWE are just absolutely apoplectic that their chosen champion is getting booed while recent heel Bray Wyatt was being adored in the main event. And, a nice showing in the main event it was. Here’s hoping we see more of Wyatt in the main events moving forward. Nothing against AJ Styles, or Sami Zayn, or anyone else, but am I the only one who could really get behind a Bray Wyatt versus Roman Reigns clash, in the not too distant future, for the WWE title?

From start to finish? A pretty good RAW.The show opened with a good segment, followed by a strong match and it just built from there. Even the main event, while no contender for match of the night, was pretty decent.

And it’s nice to see Shane stick around, though it does make you wonder, why bother having that stipulation at WM32, if after the show, Shane’s going to run stuff anyways? Unless, of course, we are getting the setup for a return engagement.

 

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  • Darda Cook

    hat’s right folks, Zayn and AJ Styles in the match of the night

    • HOLLYWOOD HOAK KOGAAN

      Yup hats are always right

      • Darda Cook

        Yup hats are right

        • HOLLYWOOD HOAK KOGAAN

          …. ? so you say

          • Darda Cook

            Odd Pairings

          • HOLLYWOOD HOAK KOGAAN

            ….I’m honestly a bit lost right now,brother!

          • Darda Cook

            i got one to many sit down power bombs tonight Dear HoGaan

          • HOLLYWOOD HOAK KOGAAN

            KOGAAN…or…

  • Lisa

    Cesaro vs Owens was a horrible match. Two of the most overrated wrestlers in the world going at it.

    • HOLLYWOOD HOAK KOGAAN

      Cesaro is kind of boring,I gave him the benefit of the doubt,but yeah,he blows.

      • Lisa

        He has ZERO charisma. I don’t even wanna talk about his mic skills.

        • HOLLYWOOD HOAK KOGAAN

          I knew you,darda and I where the smartest on here. It’s sad really.

          • ‘Drowen Hart #NBNC ???????

            Brother……..

          • JOE #HEEL

            It’s too late brother,you all turned your back on HOAKAMANIA ??

          • ‘Drowen Hart #NBNC ???????

            Brother…..

          • JOE #HEEL

            The change has been made,brother. HOAKAMANIA is dead,because all my HOAKAMANIAKS stopped saying their prayers and eating their vitamins….The MAN OF MANY FACES,is now just a man with a face…

          • ‘Drowen Hart #NBNC ???????

            We all know you’re going to change your identity next week or tomorrow lol

          • JOE #HEEL

            Dude….NO SPOILERS!

          • ‘Drowen Hart #NBNC ???????

            Too bad brother

          • JOE #HEEL

            Too bad so sad brother….lol …seriously though,I like how we all keep saying brother…wtf lol

          • ‘Drowen Hart #NBNC ???????

            Cause you’re still HOAK KOGGAN to me lol

          • JOE #HEEL

            Maybe on special occasions I will still put on my HOAK mask….but that stupid mustache ITCHES!

          • IM MAD JOHNSON #NewNation

            I’m glad BSMANIA is dead this is New Nations site and don’t you forget it

          • JOE #HEEL

            After all the free vitamins I delivered to you guys……I demand a match with you at Royal rumble 2025!!

          • IM MAD JOHNSON #NewNation

            Prepare for a Pearl River Plunge

          • JOE #HEEL

            Can we have lunch first?

          • IM MAD JOHNSON #NewNation

            ???????

          • JOE #HEEL

            What? Gotta plan this out man…just because I’m playing a heel on WNZ TV don’t mean I’m a bad guy…..don’t mean I’m a good guy. . sorry had to

          • ‘Drowen Hart #NBNC ???????

            I never got my vitamins

          • JOE #HEEL

            *seriously? Dang it man….ughhh* k back in character,too bad!!

          • ‘Drowen Hart #NBNC ???????

            I heard those vitamins sucked anyways

          • JOE #HEEL

            Between you and I,yeah,they kind of do. It’s just Flintstones chewables that I put in a bottle I drew “VITAHOAK” on

          • ‘Drowen Hart #NBNC ???????

            Geez ??

          • IM MAD JOHNSON #NewNation

            Wait what ?

          • JOE #HEEL

            Heel turn man,had to happen eventually. Sooner we get it over with the better,right?

          • Lisa

            LMAO.

          • Joe #Heel

            ? ha

          • ‘Drowen Hart #NBNC ???????

            Your spelling skills are up to par!

          • JOE #HEEL

            Everyone messes up brother,I never claimed I was perfect. I’m going for more of an angry vengeful heel,rather than a I’m better than everybody heel. Idk man,maybe me being a heel just won’t work out,gotta try though right?

          • ‘Drowen Hart #NBNC ???????

            ………

          • JOE #HEEL

            Nah,in all seriousness it’s just getting kind of old having to always try to play a character. This way I can be me,AND whip out whoever I need to when the time is right.

          • ‘Drowen Hart #NBNC ???????

            It’s all good

          • JOE #HEEL

            Only so much I can say as HOAK or HAUL without it getting repetative.

      • Darda Cook

        Thinking he will improve once a little more of the ring rust is scrubbed away
        (anyone got some AJAX?)

      • Darda Cook

        I saw you and Lisa made up that was so sweet bought a tear to my glass eye :)

        • HOLLYWOOD HOAK KOGAAN

          Yeah,we can all be a stable….the 3 of us are obviously the smartest ones on this site anyway

          • Darda Cook

            sweet got to think of a stripper name to use as my ring name

          • HOLLYWOOD HOAK KOGAAN

            ……or you could stick to your name…lmao ?

          • Darda Cook

            no no no ! I am a good girl IRL so I gotta be a naughty girl in the ring

          • HOLLYWOOD HOAK KOGAAN

            ………? haha okay then,I was thinking about using my actual name.

          • JOE #HEEL

            Okay well,changing my name and photo now,hopefully people are bright enough to figure it out. ?

          • ‘Drowen Hart #NBNC ???????

            Hmmm naughty girl ??

          • Joe #Heel

            ….he he….we agree on something brother

          • ‘Drowen Hart #NBNC ???????

            About time brother.

          • IM MAD JOHNSON #NewNation

            …….

          • JOE #HEEL

            …..I like that show…..but because of my recent turn…..I HATE IT!

        • Lisa

          LOL.

    • IM MAD JOHNSON #NewNation

      Overrated ? But you cheer for Reigns !

      • Lisa

        Reigns is underrated.

        • Joe #Heel

          I agree,sister!

          • Lisa

            Glad you agree with me, brother.

          • Joe #Heel

            I have shown my true face,sister. No more hiding behind foolish masks

          • ‘Drowen Hart #NBNC ???????

            You two are a cute couple. I’m so jealous right now….

          • Joe #Heel

            Just join us then…..plenty of room in the #STABLEofTRUTH

          • ‘Drowen Hart #NBNC ???????

            Idk ??

          • Joe #Heel

            Just think,you can be yourself,no worries or judgement.

          • ‘Drowen Hart #NBNC ???????

            ??

          • Joe #Heel

            I mean,it is #TRUTH……or as your buddy would put it,#FACT

          • Barooq Kidd #POP

            ?haha

          • Joe #Heel

            You laugh now,but what’s the difference between #TRUTH and #FACT?

          • Barooq Kidd #POP

            ????that’s clever sir

          • jcice13

            NONE.. as a matter of fact the word fact is in the definition of truth

          • Joe #Heel

            Yes my brother,you shall join our #STABLEofTRUTH

          • jcice13

            to paraphrase groucho marx, I would never join a group that would allow me to be a member

          • Joe #Heel

            You must be one of my HOAKAMANIAKS that turned your back on me then….for shame

          • jcice13

            nope.never had your back lol the ice man runs solo

          • Joe #Heel

            Then sir,as previously pasted by your Sir Andrew Ravensire,our duel is still on! Although,no longer for the lovely Lisa’s honor,but for the anguish of the people turning their back on my HOAK KOGAAN character (and you never supporting it at all) ….

          • jcice13

            well then BRUTHA I’ll meet you in a no holds barred unsanctioned cage surrounded by glass match and even though I know I’ll have to do the job to the dreaded leg drop you’ll still have pain blues and agony and mrs clem’s vagina disease

          • Joe #Heel

            No man,HOAK is deadI don’t bury people anymore.

          • Lisa

            Lol.

          • Joe #Heel

            Don’t listen to them, #STABLEofTRUTH is way cooler and more original than their rip off of a bunch of has beens

          • Lisa
          • ‘Drowen Hart #NBNC ???????

            ??

          • Joe #Heel

            Haha. Wth

          • Lisa

            Lol.

        • ‘Drowen Hart #NBNC ???????

          Great joke Lisa great joke!

          • Joe #Heel

            Reigns is great,total package

          • ‘Drowen Hart #NBNC ???????

            I know right???!!!

          • Joe #Heel

            Just like Donald Trump,he will save WWE from Indy midgets.

          • ‘Drowen Hart #NBNC ???????

            Ye—– wait what?!!!

          • Joe #Heel

            Yeah,D bry is gone,thank goodness (i actually did dislike him)

          • ‘Drowen Hart #NBNC ???????

            My god, you two do think alike lol…

          • Joe #Heel

            I just felt like he was a Krispen wah rip off

          • Lisa

            It wasn’t intended to be a joke. Lol.

          • ‘Drowen Hart #NBNC ???????

            I think it was lol

    • ‘Drowen Hart #NBNC ???????

      You’re funny Lisa

      • Lisa

        Lol. Why?

        • ‘Drowen Hart #NBNC ???????

          Cause you just are :)

          • Lisa

            It’s good to be funny.

          • El Marichachi

            not haha funny more like laughing at a retard funny

          • Lisa

            Shut up, El Torito.

          • Joe #Heel

            How rude!

          • El Marichachi

            that’s how I roll

    • jeff

      Again the ignorant troll knows less than nothing.

      • Lisa

        Look in the mirror.

        • jeff

          Nice come back you horse mouthed jack ass.

          • Lisa

            Horse mouthed? Aww, how sweet. Now can we see your ugly face?

          • jeff

            Yup as soon as you post yours honey.

          • Lisa

            Look at my profile picture.
            Now let’s see your hideous face.

          • jeff

            Anybody can load a picture of anyone. I give you credit for at least putting a haggish looking person.

          • Lisa

            It’s me and if you think I look “haggish” I wouldn’t bash you because you’re entitled to your opinion.
            Where is your ugly face?

          • jeff

            I’ll tell you where it’s not. It’s not between your legs, I’m not into skanks.

          • Lisa

            You’re trying to be funny but I have no time for jokes. Goodbye.

          • jeff

            Sadly, I’m not. I’m just stating facts.

          • Lisa

            Just shut up.

          • jeff

            For someone who has not time for me and says good bye to me, you keep replying. Have a good day Lisa, see you tomorrow. XOXO

          • Lisa

            LMAO.

          • Joe #Heel

            Inappropriate behavior brother

    • jcice13

      you lose any cred posting things like that

      • Lisa

        You’re entitled to your biased opinion.

        • jcice13

          you inane drone, all opinions are biased.look up the word opinion and you’ll see for yourself.please the last thing to do is argue with someone much more cerebral than yourself

          • Lisa

            Hahaha. Just get outta here.

          • jcice13

            what a moronic thing to say.I should get “outta” here because YOU’RE wrong.that is almost as ignorant to say as your original comment.

  • ‘Drowen Hart #NBNC ???????

  • IM MAD JOHNSON #NewNation

    Safe to say RR was the dry spot of the night

    • ‘Drowen Hart #NBNC ???????

      “You would say that”- you know who

      • IM MAD JOHNSON #NewNation

        It’s true though

        • ‘Drowen Hart #NBNC ???????

          I know lol

          • IM MAD JOHNSON #NewNation

            Think about it every match on Raw was pretty strong and each talent looked strong except RR

          • ‘Drowen Hart #NBNC ???????

            You’ll probably hate me for saying this but I feel bad for the guy. They’ve tried everything to get him over but it hasn’t worked out lol.

          • IM MAD JOHNSON #NewNation

            They’ve done everything except change his character look the guy is young and needs time to develop. He doesn’t even have 10 years of experience so he has potential to grow.

  • Jack Holbrook Jr.

    The reason why the matches on Raw have improved is because half the roster including NXT is made of up very well rounded talents from the Indy scene.
    Which to me this period in Wrestling is going to match the Attitude Era in a Differnt way without the vulgarity and blood. Dont get me wrong i really enjoyed that very much and up until WWE signed Prince Devitt i seriously had lost faith in the “PG” product.

  • Jakerams

    Cesaro may be the best wrestler of all time. Miz may be the most must see Wrestler of all time. I can’t wait to see their match I’m definitely not canceling the network now.

  • Fat Owens Fat

    Wyatt family could be to Reigns what the Nation of Domination was to Rocky.

  • jeff

    Cesaro selling his injury and performing like he did was excellent. Even the Wyatts can’t save Roman. He needs to go full heel.

  • Edynol

    I think WWE is trolling us with Reigns. No one can be that blind that something just isn’t working. I mean really, he didn’t even get a mixed reaction, it was all boos. Even the announcers kept quiet about it. Vince has to be trolling. As much as people say he’s out of touch or whatever, he isn’t an idiot. He knows Roman is never gonna be the face of the WWE and he’s just messing with us and having a laugh. Wish the Wyatts had jumped him after the match.

  • Mike

    Enjoyed raw very much. Sami vs aj was amazing. Owens vs cesaro was great too. The main event deserves more credit, it was solid and very interesting. Also enjoy seeing more of nattie vs Charlotte. Reigns is getting reactions week and and week out that make cena look like an indie darling, tonight was pretty bad. However, it doesn’t matter as he is using that I’m not a bad guy I’m not a good guy I’m the guy line, clearly designed to annoy the crowd. He is slowly turning.

  • Joe #Heel

    RAMEN RAINZ™ is owned by me,I you didn’t ask my permission to use it. Make it right, or I will see you in court, sir.

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