With most of the SmackDown roster stranded in Saudi Arabia, NXT takes over SmackDown.
Hogan and Flair had the SmackDown portions of their teams give us a small preview of Crown Jewel in the main event of a pretty average episode of Friday Night SmackDown.
The season premiere of RAW was a mixed bag of fun surprises, returns, and new looks combined with stuff we’ve seen before with no real changes or progression.
Though it was light on wrestling, this episode of SmackDown Live featured some interesting story developments including a new challenger for the WWE Title.
This year’s SummerSlam was a mostly good show. It featured some fun moments and had a few very entertaining matches, including the main event of Seth Rollins versus Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal Title.
Ziggler signs a contract without reading it, the WWE Women’s Titles are finally put on the line, Andrade battles Mysterio, Natalya stays angry, Maria Kanellis goes to an OB/GYN, and more on a good but uneven episode of RAW.
The RAW Tag Titles were on the line in an exciting triple threat, at least one new 24/7 Champ was crowned, Brock Lesnar makes an example out of Seth Rollins, and a Samoan Summit erupts in fun violence on a good episode of RAW.
This week’s RAW was an average show with some good moments scattered throughout.
This year’s Extreme Rules was an up and down show with some really good, some not so good, and some fairly uninteresting matches.
Paul Heyman promises that Brock Lesnar will cash in tonight, The Undertaker is scheduled to appear, and more on an okay episode of RAW.
Lesnar dances to a beast box, The Usos and The Revival play cornhole, Sami Zayn gets asked some stupid questions, and more on a rough episode of RAW with only a few bright spots.
Seemingly no one is safe on a RAW where the new Mr. Money in the Bank makes his presence known and a new title is unveiled.
Shenanigans were afoot in a Money in the Bank that featured a few great matches and moments as well as more than a few head-scratching segments.
The final RAW before Wrestlemania featured some decent moments yet some odd choices heading into the biggest show of the year.
Rollins looks for revenge on McIntyre, Batista explains himself (sort of), Dana Brooke gets a title shot (sort of), Beth Phoenix makes a challenge, Kurt Angle faces Chad Gable, and more on an okay episode of RAW.
Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch make their choices for which title to challenge for at Wrestlemania, two teams qualify for the women’s tag title match at Elimination Chamber, Bayley challenges Ronda Rousey to a title match, and more on a mostly underwhelming episode of RAW.
Rousey and Natalya team to take on Banks and Bayley, Heavy Machinery debuts in a RAW ring, The Revival get another title shot, Finn Balor takes on a giant, Rollins and McIntyre battle, and more on an okay but underwhelming episode of RAW.
Bobby Lashley and Seth Rollins brawl, but Seth Rollins still wants Dean Ambrose. John Cena returns to RAW, but Drew McIntyre has been waiting for him. Alexa Bliss has a talk show, but it’s hijacked by Rousey, Banks, and Jax. The Revival want lumberjack justice, but they can’t seem to catch a break. Strowman wants a face to face with Lesnar, but Lesnar has other plans. Plus more!
The RAW side of Survivor Series is decided on a RAW that wasn’t great until the last few minutes of the show.
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.