The tournament to determine a contender to challenge Buddy Murphy for the Cruiserweight Title at Wrestlemania starts with two quarter final matches: Tony Nese vs Kalisto, and Drew Gulak vs The Brian Kendrick.
Kevin Owens returns on a night that was very bad for Kofi Kingston. Also, the Hardy Boyz came back together to face The Bar, Aleister Black and Ricochet faced Rusev and Nakaura, and R-Truth issued a US Title open challenge.
Slater and Rhyno face The B-Team and Titus O’Neil takes on Mojo Rawley in a pair of okay matches.
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.
The final RAW before Summer Slam added some anger to Reigns and Lesnar, some momentum for Corbin and Strowman, and a lunatic to Rollins and Ziggler.
Cedric Alexander puts his Cruiserweight TItle on the line against the juggernaut of 205 Live, Buddy Murphy.
Even though certain promises were broken, was was an alright episode of SmackDown with a very good six man tag match.
A night of unsurprising yet fairly entertaining surprises culminated in an expected brawl before Survivor Series.