Breezango faces the SmackDown tag champs and Jack Swagger battles Simon Gotch in an okay episode of Main Event.
James Ellsworth gets the chance of a lifetime when he challenges AJ Styles for the World Title in an okay episode of SmackDown.
The Hype Bros versus The Vaudevillains and Jack Swagger versus Tyler Breeze were both decent matches, making this episode worth watching.
This year’s No Mercy was pretty good, with the good matches being very good. The placement of matches seemed odd, but that didn’t hurt the show too much.
On the last stop before No Mercy, this SmackDown was packed with stuff, though it felt a lot like a glorified promo for the PPV. Which I suppose it kind of is.
A decent episode of SmackDown that fared better in the first half of the show than the second half.
Heath Slater officially signs with SmackDown, The Miz puts himself in the main event, the new “champ that runs the camp” has a hard time finding a friend, Swagger switches brands, and more on a show that was heavy on talk and light on action.
Roman Reigns tries to work his way into the Universal Title match at Clash of Champions, Jinder Mahal debuts a new, peaceful attitude, a number one contender is decided for Charlotte’s title, and more on a pretty good episode of RAW.
This week’s Superstars features Neville versus Curtis Axel and Jack Swagger versus Titus O’Neil in two okay matches.
Aiden English versus Dolph Ziggler is a fun matchup, but that and Jack Swagger versus Jinder Mahal don’t make for a particularly memorable Main Event.
Golden Truth vs The Shining Stars and Rusev vs Jack Swagger. Both pretty good matches on a pretty good episode.
Jack Swagger takes on Jinder Mahal and Golden Truth faces the team of Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel in two very different, but equally good matches.
Jack Swagger faces Bo Dallas and Sin Cara takes on Curtis Axel in a pretty good episode of Superstars.
Sami Zayn takes on Curtis Axel and Jack Swagger faces Jinder Mahal in a pretty good episode of Superstars.
Neville returns to Superstars against “Mr. Irrelevant” Curtis Axel, and The Dudley Boyz face the makeshift team of Sin Cara and Jack Swagger in an average edition of WWE Superstars.
Considering the recent draft, this show was a bit underwhelming, but it was fine.
A new start for RAW, and in many ways and a good show. It wasn’t perfect, but it was very entertaining and some big stuff happened. Hopefully they can keep this up.
The last Main Event before the new rosters take effect was entertaining, if somewhat standard.
With excitement building for the draft at tomorrow’s first SmackDown Live, this RAW had an important feeling to it. It was a decent show highlighted by a very good WWE Title match.
The big reveal of the Commissioners wasn’t surprising, and it had one of my least favorite segments in recent memory, but this RAW did have some really fun moments.