The buildup for Survivor Series starts with a RAW that had some good among the average.
A few very minor surprises didn’t elevate this RAW to much more than average as WWE coasts its way into Crown Jewel this Friday.
The Shield continues to show cracks while some returns give a bit of freshness to a show that otherwise felt mostly like more of the same from RAW.
Shawn Michaels makes a big announcement, The Bella Twins make a statement at the expense of Ronda Rousey, Lashley and Owens trade places, Trish Stratus responds to Alexa Bliss, The Shield might have fractured, and more on a pretty good episode of RAW.
Shawn Michaels sends a warning to Kane, The Shield is divided into three separate matches, Ruby Riott attempts to give Ronda Rousey her first loss, Owens and Elias nearly get booed out of the building, and more on an okay episode of RAW.
Baron Corbin gets a chance to make up for his mistakes as acting-GM when he faces The Shield with two partners of his choice, Dean Ambrose’s loyalty is tested, The Revival finally get their tag title shot, and more all on an okay episode of RAW.
Baron Corbin abuses his power by putting himself in a Universal Title match on an episode of RAW that mostly felt like more of the same on the road to Super Show-Down.
The RAW before Hell in a Cell didn’t contain anything particularly remarkable, but it was an alright show overall.
Ziggler and McIntyre force their way into a match, The Shield gets in trouble with the law, the Authors of Pain get a new manager, Dana Brooke gets fed up, Bobby Roode gets a tag partner, and Shawn Michaels encounters The Undertaker on a not great episode of RAW.
Finn Balor finally gets his long-awaited Universal Title match on a pretty good episode of RAW.
The final RAW before Summer Slam added some anger to Reigns and Lesnar, some momentum for Corbin and Strowman, and a lunatic to Rollins and Ziggler.
Ronda Rousey (finally) makes her in-ring debut on RAW, Ruby Riott returns from injury, Rollins is left alone to take on Ziggler and McIntyre, and more on an okay episode of RAW that, even though it had a lot of matches, was light on wrestling.
RAW ventures to Canada where Owens and Zayn are treated like heroes, Titus O’Neil makes fun of himself, Sasha Banks takes on The Riott Squad, and Balor convinces Rollins to put his IC Title on the line!
The Superstar Shakeup brings the promise of new feuds, though this episode of RAW was more about spectacle than action.
While mostly a recap of Takeover, this episode of NXT had a fun debut and a good match between Kairi Sane and Lacey Evans.
The RAW after Wrestlemania brings some new faces and surprises (some more exciting than others), but one superstar appears to be at the end of her time in the ring.
The final NXT before Takeover promised some exciting matches, but mostly ended up just being buildup for this Saturday’s big show.
NXT kicks off the “road to immortality” with a great show and a fantastic main event.
WWE NXT Episode 431 #WWENXT Original Air Date: January 24, 2018 Event Date: January 4, 2018 City: Atlanta, GA Venue: Center Stage Theater Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Percy Watson, Nigel McGuinness Ring Announcer: Mike Rome Video Velveteen Dream says it isn’t time for Gargano to be champ. Not while the Velveteen Dream is around. Gargano’s …
This fine episode of NXT had some fine matches including a number one contender’s match for the tag title between the Street Profits and the Authors of Pain.