Apollo Crews earns a big opportunity, Ronda Rousey gets pissed, Seth Rollins gets ruthless, Ziggler and McIntyre battle in a steel cage, and more on a good episode of RAW.
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.
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.
The playoffs start as the four remaining teams from RAW battle to determine who will go on to the semifinals of the Mixed Match Challenge.
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.
Slater and Rhyno face The B-Team and Titus O’Neil takes on Mojo Rawley in a pair of okay matches.
Mutafa Ali faces Tony Nese for a title opportunity, and The Brian Kendrick looks for some payback against Jack Gallagher in a good episode of 205 Live.
Mahalicia looks for their first win against the undefeated Monster Eclipse, and Ravishing Rusev Day makes a poor decision in challenging Fenomenal Flair to a chop-off.
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.
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.
Lio Rush makes an open challenge, a new addition to the 205 Live roster makes a surprise appearance, and Cedric Alexander attempts to bounce back from his title loss by taking on Tony Nese in a very good episode of 205 Live.
Fabulous Truth and Fenomenal Flair have a goofy match while B’n’B makes a real attempt to take down Monster Eclipse in a well-balanced episode of Mixed Match Challenge.
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.