Good evening everyone! Tonight should be an interesting RAW. No, not because it’s on the 16th anniversary of 9/11. Rather, because it’s the first show since last football season to go up against Monday Night Football. I honestly can’t expect too much of a hit this week, because even though WWE is contending with a Monday Night Double Header, the games aren’t exactly stellar. In any case, we are less than two weeks away from No Mercy, so we’ve got all of six hours of RAW programming left in order to hype the next PPV. Tonight, expect heavy doses of Strowman and Lesnar. It could be worse, right?
Best Match of the night:
I am admittedly going to take the easy choice here-the main event. Yes, I suppose you could say that Strowman and Cena was good too. Or Reigns and Jordan. But for me, the eight man tag match was the most enjoyable action of the evening.
Worst match of the night:
Honestly, the Goldust/Bray Wyatt match didn’t do much. Wyatt has, in my honest opinion, lost something. Sure, the fireflies all come out, but it’s not the same energy as when he was world champ. And Goldust is damn near a glorified jobber.
Crowd Chants of the Night:
Let’s go Roman
Let’s go Cena/Cena sucks
Holy [email protected]
who’s your daddy
Star of the Night
I do want to give a shout out to Dean Ambrose, as he took the lion’s share of the assault during the main event. But….
The true star of the night? That is all Braun Strowman.
Spot of the Night:
Lesnar delivered a German to Braun, and Strowman basically rolled through it and was up before Lesnar was.
Or, how about Strowman, giving Cena a running powerslam to Cena-on the steel ring steps.
Jobber of the Night:
I see no choice other than giving this to Goldust. I mean, he got beat soundly, and he had his paint wiped off so as to help further the Balor/Wyatt program. Sounds like he did a job tonight.
Upset of the Night:
Holy Sh** Moment of the Night:
I guess tonight against Bray, we could call Goldust a face, right? Because if so, holy [email protected] was the fact that WWE actually allowed a face (Bray) to run down and save another. Calling Goldust a face is, admittedly, a stretch…plus Balor and Bray do have a program going…so I guess this one was hard for WWE to squash.
Also, apparently baby fever has struck WWE, as now Miz and Maryse have announced they are expecting a child.
Also, amazing shots by Miz on Enzo, bringing up Enzo’s personality clashes, tour bus issues and demotion to 205 Live. And then he basically shot on Enzo, accusing him of not working hard enough, hence why he’s been cheating.
During the impromptu match, both Enzo and Miz kept trash talking, and finally Enzo told Miz to stop asking how you doin’ and ask the baby who’s your daddy. Which set Miz off, and set the crowd into a chanting frenzy.
Botch of the night:
Ambrose, either being forgetful or not caring , said he was going to Disney World to find Mickey Mouse and Batman to be his and Seth’s tag partners. Except they are in Anaheim, so it’s Land not World. And Batman, of course, isn’t a Disney property.
Commentary of the night:
Can we auction off Elias’ guitar, so I never have to hear him play it again?
With a performance like that Elias should be playing at the LA Sports Arena
That’s like being drop kicked by a tyrannosaurus rex
I’m concerned for Maryse’s well being at ringside. I’m pretty sure Enzo is on the list of things for pregnant women to avoid, like kitty litter and shellfish.
Miz should hang Enzo from the ceiling of the nursery. I mean, Enzo looks like a muppet, maybe he could entertain baby Miz
LOL Moment of the night:
Angle, after Ambrose said he might go to Disney World and get Mickey Mouse and Batman as tag team partners. He said : “You know, Batman would make a good tag team partner”
Well, so much for there being suspense. Shortly after WWE announced that Asuka was departing NXT and vacating her title, you’d have expected a prolonged free agency period. Draw it out, hype it up, get people interested, right? Wrong. It was announced on RAW that Asuka is coming soon.
There were a couple dead spots, but not many.
I really can’t tell what they want to do with Enzo. He runs his mouth and then gets beaten worse than a rented mule. So how long can they do this? Do we even want to find out?
And Reigns…they either should turn him and let him embrace the dark side. Or just give up. Neither is going to happen…but it’s just not fun anymore.
Strowman is looking awesome. Both Lesnar and Cena did awesome jobs putting him over, and you have to wonder if he’s not being lined up for a taste of gold in a couple weeks. I would have fewer issues with him winning, than I did for Mahal winning.
After the final bell:
All in all a strong show as they drive us closer and closer to No Mercy. Some good matches in store for us, so I look forward to what they have in store for us.