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RAW In A Nutshell: Take Us To The Bank

The title says it all, folks. We are taking in the final RAW before Money In The Bank, live from Las Vegas this Sunday. But I am getting slightly ahead of myself, as tonight RAW is live from New Orleans, and there is a whole lot of action coming at us from the Big Easy. No sense in kicking things off slowly here. No sir, we get right to the ring with New Day, and where New Day is, three other teams are sure to follow!

Best Match of the night:

This one is a tough call, because pretty much nothing about tonight screamed “best match”. It just wasn’t a show geared toward giving us a five star match, and that’s OK-this night was, understandably, all about setting the table for Sunday. That being said, I am inclined to give this one to the actual main event of Jericho and Ambrose, because I thought it was a pretty good match. But then I remember Zayn and Cesaro, and THAT was a really good match. Really, really good, actually. So, I think I actually give the nod to Cesaro/Zayn, but it was close.

Worst match of the night:

Titus versus whomever, because the match never happened. Question now is, does Titus wrestle? Or does WWE have someone they want to replace him with?

Crowd Chants of the Night:

New Day Rocks

John Cena sucks

Lets go Cena/AJ Styles

AJ Styles

Stupid idiot

Star of the Night

Once again, I am taking the easy road and nodding this one to all the MITB participants.

Spot of the Night:

I have a few tonight.

First? Sami Zayn’s top rope splash to the outside as part of the after-party for the main event.

Second? Cesaro’s uppercuts. A thing of beauty.

Third? Sami Zayn, with the Sunset Flip into a powerbomb.

Jobber of the Night:

I feel like, if only for tonight, The Lucha Dragons make this list. This is less about them becoming jobbers (I don’t think they are) and more about “someone had to job”.

Upset of the Night:

If one happened, I missed it.

Holy Sh** Moment of the Night:

Looks like Shane and Steph are back at each other’s throats, in a good way. I guess you could count that in here, so I shall.

Also need to give props to the meaner Rusev, destroying Titus before his match could ever happen.

Botch of the night:

During their match, Cesaro went for, and landed the chest stomp. Except that when he landed, he nearly fell completely on his butt.

Commentary of the night:

Didn’t catch anything crazy good, outside of the banter we got from Owens and Zayn.

There was also a good line of the night, but it was spoken by Cena, specifically how if AJ didn’t leave the Club out of the match, he’d need a Bullet Train back to Japan, in order to pick up his balls.

LOL Moment of the night:

Again, a few tonight, which is a good thing.

First, Big E decides to use a Vaudevillain as a drum, getting the crowd to clap along with him.

Bob Backlund, when asked how he saved money: “This is my only clothing”

Noteworthy Moment:

Kane, of the corporate variety, is back. And lobbying to be GM.

During the contract signing, Cena gave AJ two to pick from. One is to have it effectively be AJ and The Club versus Cena, with the other match being a strict one on one affair. Once they both signed on the dotted line, it began to break down a bit. And i can’t help but wonder if AJ was happy to sign the true singles match, because he knows there’s about to be member number 4.

Also, the Ambrose Asylum was effective. It reminded folks of the big championship match for Money In The Bank on Sunday, but it also showed served a higher purpose, specifically with the champ getting told he can lose the title without ever being pinned…                 l

Overall lowlights:

Not much to complain about there, I thought.

Overall highlights:

I like Kane back again, lobbying for GM

We got a a very un-PC promo from John Cena against AJ Styles. If you have not seen it, go watch it.

The banter driven by Kane was a nice touch, even if nothing comes from it, having Kane back on the show and making a ton of bad puns about fire, it was fun.

After the final bell:

All in all, a pretty solid go-home RAW. I might be a little bummed the Women’s Title wasn’t given an interesting spot on the show, but as there won’t be a match for the title at Money In The Bank? I get that decision, due to the injuries in the division, but this Women’s tag match is just a being largely forgotten.

That, and no Miz. Which isn’t the bummer. The bummer would be how we don’t really get to see someone we love win the Intercontinental Title on Sunday. But we will, Give it time.

They did enough to make sure I’d be looking forward to Sunday’s show, and that’s a great thing.

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  • Darda Cook

    I might be a little bummed the Women’s Title wasn’t given an interesting spot on the show


      Jeeze,every week without fail you repeat the exact same thing that he says …..you sound like a damn child

      • Darda Cook

        Jeeze,every week without fail you repeat the exact same thing that he says …..you sound like a damn child


          Exactly my point. You should not be allowed anywhere near the internet. I don’t think it’s a safe place for you.

          • Darda Cook

            Fine Kogaan we will settle this in the squared circle

            you select the place I will select the time

            I got my go bag ready to go


  • bigfoot3169

    I thought it was funny after Kane found out he wasn’t getting the job, he turned to Shane and said something along the lines of electrocuting Shane by his nuts and that they were past that.

  • Lisa

    Why are Cesaro, Owens, Zayn and Cesaro even employed by WWE?

    • Red

      For the same reason you are not I guess.

      • Lisa

        I actually did get an offer from WWE a couple of years ago. I guess that means I have what it takes.

        • Mike

          Shut up

          • Lisa

            I’d suggest you shut up first.

          • Mike

            I don’t think I’m the only one sick of the crap you spew.

          • Lisa

            Well, reality can never be “crap”.


            Tell em,lisa. We know you’re the greatest model of the modern era

          • Lisa

            Not yet. Lol.


            Ah don’t be so humble!


            Don’t hate man,she would have been greater than Lana or Eva Marie….Lisa is one of the greatest,most successful models of her time.

        • Red

          It must still be upseting you that they picked Hornswoggle over you.

          • Lisa

            No one was picked over me. I did not accept the offer.

  • Mike

    Good go home raw. The segment between cena and styles was excellent. I don’t think there is anyone in the company that can cut a promo like cena when he is serious and to the point. Maybe y2j and bray at right up there too. Zayn beating cesaro felt like an upset to me. I was surprised by that one. Mitb should be a great Ppv. I also enjoyed the ambrose asylum with reigns and Rollins and ambrose teasing the cash in on the Same night if he wins, I believe he is the favourite at this point.

  • Edynol

    I enjoyed the whole show. Especially the Shield segment. I have to give Reigns some props on his promo. He seemed really natural and unforced and I really dug it. All 3 have chemistry that works together, which is why I think they broke them up too soon. Even the crowd seemed to change a bit during that segment as they quit booing Reigns when ever he opened his mouth.

    The whole, “We had your back” part and all that really touched down for me. It was real(kayfabe wise) and it showed the side of Roman a lot of us came to like in the beginning. That side that he’s human and has a heart. Now I’m one of his biggest critics, but I think Roman hit it out of the park last night, as did Dean and Seth.

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