Good evening everyone! RAW (and our own Dorathy Gass!) is coming to us live from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We are a mere two weeks away from SummerSlam, which means there is all of six RAW hours left before the big summer shindig. Are you ready? Better question is, is the RAW roster ready? With some key injuries coming down, things are a bit unsettled on the expected card. So, as the event nears, tonight should be a busy one in terms of setting things up. So let’s get right to it!

Best Match of the night:

I have to give this one to Cesaro and Ambrose. It was a really good match, best one on the show for me, in my humble opinion.

Worst match of the night:

Jordan versus Goulet. Maybe this one was in a bad spot following Lesnar destroying Miz, but the match was a dud. No one seemed to care for Jordan, which is doing him no favors whatsoever. It’s starting to look like someone really mis-read the idea of splitting them up and having Jordan be Angle’s bastard son. Unless they have him go quickly heel, snapping on Angle saying that because he’s Kurt’s son, no one likes him. Or something.

Crowd Chants of the Night:

You suck
Suplex city
Ecw
No! No! No!

Yes! Yes! Yes!

Let’s go Ambrose

How you doin’

Star of the Night

I have to give this one to Brock. He looked great in his few minutes of work.

Spot of the Night:

Enzo’s suicide dive on Cass, to buy Big Show some time.

Show, with another wickedly sold Knockout Punch

Ambrose was going for his suicide dive. Got met with a Cesaro uppercut.

I’ve been bad not mentioning it before, but Tozawa’s Senton Bomb…damn.

Reigns was running around the ring to spear Strowman. And Strowman tossed a chair at him and knocked him down. Not a steel chair, mind you. A chair the announce team uses. Leather, high back executive chair.

Jobber of the Night:

Miz. And The Miztourage. I mean, what else can you say about what role they were in during the opening segment? They were jobbers. Plain and simple.

A nod to Jean Pierre Goulet too.

Upset of the Night:

Nothing tonight.

Holy Sh** Moment of the Night:

I’ve given a lot of attention to the opening segment, and deservedly so. If you thought last week’s RAW showing by Lesnar was less than stellar, or that WWE made him look like less than a Beast or more like a heel, then tonight was all about rectifying those things. Against Miz, Brock was a decidedly clear babyface. And he looked as dominant as ever.

Botch of the night:

Booker said it was Shark Week. Then asked if it was. No, Booker. That was a couple weeks ago.

Commentary of the night:

Hollywood hasn’t seen that many F5s since Sharknado

Not a line, but Corey and Booker had a good time of going at one another. When Rollins was wrestling, and when Ambrose was, Booker presented the same argument but from different angles. To which Corey said…pick a side and sit on it.

You know what goes through my mind when I see that? Same thing that goes through Titus’ mind. Cha-ching!

LOL Moment of the night:

For this, I have two.

First, the sign showing during the MizTV segment: Miz-only women wear white belts.

Second, the interaction between Big Show and Enzo, before and after the match.

Noteworthy Moment:

Ambrose finally warmed up to Rollins. Extended his fist for a bump. And Rollins left him hanging. Considering there are just two weeks till SummerSlam (And after tonight, one show), I am surprised they haven’t made the reunion official so they can really get into the match we all know is coming.

And…did you see the burial to open the show? No? By having Miz (and his Miztourage) job to Lesnar, role playing as his opponents for SummerSlam and all eating German suplexes and F5s….that’s horrible for the Intercontinental Title. It was a straight burial, no matter how good Miz might have been on the mic before it.

Goldust is talking about watching for a new talent come SummerSlam….could be interesting. Could be nothing

Cass versus Big Show at SummerSlam is official. And Enzo is going to be in a shark cage above the ring.

Overall lowlights:

Firsr, a couple not show related, but still lowlights.

Bayley is out, with RAW going with two triple threat matches, and then the winners of each battle next week for the SummerSlam spot. I’d have preferred a tourney. Or for Bayley to not be wounded. But it is what it is.

And, The Revival. Oh man, you just have to feel for them. First, one busts his jaw. They come back, they have a nice program, and now a busted bicep. Snakebit.

And then, show related…

Jason Jordan. Ugh. With Gable, I loved the duo. As a solo act? It’s not looking good.

Booker sucks on commentary. Leave it as Cole and Graves. Or dare I say, bring Phillips along for the third. Seriously, go listen to NXT commentary when it was Graves and Phillips. Best tandem WWE has had at the announce table in a good long while.

Overall highlights:

Ambrose and Cesaro.

Ambrose and Rollins…..so close. Had they bumped fists tonight, I think the Air Canada Centre would have absolutely exploded.

After the final bell:

Maybe I need to brush up on things, and I know it went how it did because of a script. But….Strowman had been counted down to a count of 7, and then Joe started choking Reigns from the crowd. While a no DQ match, I don’t think the ref should have stopped the count on Strowman while Reigns was being choked out. Am I wrong? Did I miss something? I must have, because it was like that action re-set things, and of course, Strowman won.

And, I get it, Joe has it out for Roman, but it was really odd to me that Joe would want Strowman to win, instead of just attacking each man at some point during the evening.

Otherwise, a pretty decent show. A couple misses, or not really misses, but leaving some things till the last possible show. But overall, a decent show.-

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