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
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”
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… Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â l
Not much to complain about there, I thought.
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.