This Christmas Eve edition of RAW featured some pretty fun moments and two fine title matches, though in the end it felt a little inconsequential.
Akira Tozawa and The Brian Kendrick battler Drew Gulak and Jack Gallagher in a street fight on a fun episode of 205 Live.
The “fresh start” for SmackDown Live was a fun episode with Asuka putting her title on the line against Naomi, Gallows and Anderson attempting to make a statement, and Mustafa Ali joining AJ Styles to take on Daniel Bryan and Andrade Almas in the main event.
The promise of a fresh start on RAW has two number one contender matches, another beating of Baron Corbin, an IC Title open challenge, Ziggler and Balor attempting to settle their differences in the ring, and some retribution for Elias.
Seth Rollins takes a stand against Baron Corbin an ends up defending his IC Title in a TLC match less than a week before he has to face Dean Ambrose in another TLC match.
Keith Lee battles Lars Sullivan in a good fight between two big men in a show that also featured Lorcan and Burch versus The Mighty, Mia Yim versus Vanessa Borne, and EC3 versus Marcel Barthel.
Candice LeRae and Nikki Cross battle in an episode of NXT that was mostly a recap of Takeover: WarGames.
TJP faces Gran Metalik in another chapter in their feud, and Noam Dar attempts to prove himself against Tony Nese in a good episode of 205 Live.
Two teams go home and the bottoms of both brackets face each other for a chance to move on into the playoffs.
The new Daniel Bryan explains himself, Randy Orton attempts to destroy Rey Mysterio, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville try to work together against Naomi and Asuka, The Miz wants to team with Shane McMahon, Charlotte makes an example of the IIconics, and New Day and the Bar have a Thanksgiving Feast Fight on a good episode of SmackDown Live.
Rollins hunts for Ambrose, Natalya looks for revenge against Ruby Riott, Rousey wants to fight, Lucha House Party enjoys an unfair advantage, and more in an average episode of RAW.
NXT WarGames II continues the tradition of great Takeovers with a crazy WarGames match, a great NXT Title match between Dream and Ciampa, an emotional fight between Gargano and Black, and a tense battle for the Women’s Title between Baszler and Sane (plus a surprise or two).
The rift between Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan widens in a show that featured Kevin Owens being handcuffed to a ring rope and the team of Aiden English and Rusev making a statement.
The RAW Tag Titles are on the line in an show that was a definite improvement over last week’s RAW.
The first IWGP US Heavyweight Champ is crowned in the finale of a highly entertaining tournament, Billy Gunn challenges Hiroshi Tanahashi for the IWGP IC Title, The Young Bucks put their Jr. Heavyweight Tag Titles on the line against Roppongi Vice once again, and more on the second of two nights for NJPW in the USA.
Day 1 of the G1 Special in USA shows started the IWGP US Title tournament in a great way. This show had some great first round matches as well as a really good IWGP Heavyweight Title match between Okada and Cody!
Cedric Alexander faces Ariya Daivari, Drew Gulak takes some risks against Mustafa Ali, and The Brian Kendrick mocks Jack Gallagher in a good episode of 205 Live.
The women’s Money in the Bank contract is put up for grabs once again as they redo the MitB ladder match that was ruined by James Ellsworth at the PPV.
A new number one contender for the RAW Women’s Title is decided in a gauntlet match on an episode of RAW that also featured a great segment where Enzo Amore tried to reason with Big Cass after their apparent breakup last week.