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.
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.
While it did give us more of the same from previous RAWs, there were at least some brighter points on this show compared to last week.
RAW was a tough watch this week, saved pretty much only by Seth Rollins’ most recent Intercontinental Title open challenge.
Dana Brooke faces Alicia Fox, and Tyler Breeze teams with Apollo Crews to take on the reformed team of Hawkins and Ryder in a fine episode of Main Event.
The RAW side of Survivor Series is decided on a RAW that wasn’t great until the last few minutes of the show.
Gable and Roode face The Revival in a good tag match, and Tyler Breeze tries to survive the hype of Mojo Rawley in a pretty good episode of Main Event.
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.
Roman Reigns makes a life-altering announcement on a memorable episode of 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.
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.
The RAW before Hell in a Cell didn’t contain anything particularly remarkable, but it was an alright show overall.
Finn Balor finally gets his long-awaited Universal Title match on a pretty good episode of RAW.
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.
AN okay episode of RAW featured some “friendly competition” between Balor and Strowman, a fatal four way qualifying match for the female Money in the Bank match, Chad Gable taking on Dolph Ziggler, and much more.
Money in the Bank continues to shape up with three more qualifying matches, and Seth Rollins once again attempts to steal the show with another IC Title match on this pretty good episode of RAW.
Superstars from RAW begin to make their way to Money in the Bank in some qualifying matches including some nice triple threats for the men and the women.
Despite Backlash being an underwhelming show, there were some matches and moments that make it a show worth watching (or at least skipping through).