The team of Mustafa Ali and Akira Tozawa take on Drew Gulak and Ariya Daivari, and Dana Brooke battles Alicia Fox in a pretty good pair of matches.
This underwhelming edition of WWE RAW had some potential, but the continuing stories didn’t develop much and the matches weren’t great.
This week’s Main Event was missable, but it did have a pretty good match between Tony Nese and Akira Tozawa.
Despite some highlights, this wasn’t a great show. It felt like people were covering for lots of people who were taking vacation time, both wrestlers and writing staff.
After winning at Survivor Series, RAW started setting up new story lines with a big return and a big title match. They also jumped back into some other story lines that got put on hold during the buildup to Survivor Series.
Stephanie once again threatens Kurt Angle’s job, Team RAW goes through some adjustments, and The Shield competes all together for the first time in years on an okay episode of RAW.
SmackDown fires the first shot on the road to Survivor Series in a good and entertaining (if, at times, inexplicable) episode of RAW!
The Shield reunites and Enzo Amore is forced to defend his title against Kalisto early in an alright episode of RAW.
Summer Slam continues to shape up as Roman Reigns takes on Braun Strowman in a Last Man Standing Match, Rollins and Ambrose take on Sheamus and Cesaro in respective singles matches, the women’s division begins to determine a contender for the title, and more!
Akira Tozawa challenges Neville for the Cruiserweight Title in a surprisingly good kickoff show.
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.
Kurt Angle gets to the bottom of who has been attacking Enzo and Cass, Reigns makes some dubious claims before battling Samoa Joe, The Miz finally gets some people to join his entourage, and more on a pretty alright episode of RAW.
Wrestling seemed to take a back seat this week despite a main event featuring a two out of three falls tag title match.
Tonight’s show was light on wrestling with the exceptions of a nice opener and closer, but there were a few good moments including a memorable segment featuring Paul Heyman confronting Samoa Joe.
This show was good, but the main event made it great. Finn Balor, The Miz, and Seth Rollins faced off in a triple threat that stole the show and outclassed everything at Payback the night before.
This pretty good episode of RAW was about 50/50 for good and underwhelming segments.
An okay show highlighted by a memorable (if somewhat recycled) moment.
The Superstar Shakeup has a lot of new faces appearing on RAW, and though that made for a mildly interesting show, the real quantity of actual shaking will probably not be seen for a while.
The tradition of an exciting RAW after Wrestlemania continues with some welcome returns and some very good matches!
Being the last PPV before Wrestlemania, it felt like they were playing it safe and predictable with Fastlane. Most of the matches weren’t great, there were some filler segments, and the main events didn’t really deliver. There were some bright spots on the show, but overall this one felt like an average (yet long) episode of RAW.