Roderick Strong faces Tyler Breeze in the main event of an entertaining episode of NXT that also featurs the continuation of the NXT Breakout Tournament with Isaiah “Swerve” Scott versus Cameron Grimes.
Damian Priest debuts against Raul Mendoza, Taynara Conti faces Xia Li, and the Undisputed Era battles Dream, Breeze, and Riddle in a six man tag match on a good episode of NXT.
Mia Yim and Bianca Belair settle their rivalry, and Kona Reeves tries to get a win back from Keith Lee on a good episode of NXT that mostly serves as a recap of Takeover XXV.
The 25th NXT Takeover provided a night of great matches and memorable moments. This was possibly the most consistently great Takeover out of all of them.
Gargano and Riddle face Fish and O’Reilly in the main event of a good episode of NXT that served well as a setup for future shows and matches.
Breeze vs Strong, SAnitY vs Undisputed Era, Harper vs Dijakovic, and Ohno vs English make for an entertaining night of action.
The final RAW before Wrestlemania featured some decent moments yet some odd choices heading into the biggest show of the year.
Batista crashes Ric Flair’s birthday celebration on an episode of RAW that also featured Lio Rush challenging Finn Balor for the IC Title, Becky Lynch again breaking her suspension, Aleister Black and Ricochet teaming up against the RAW Tag Champs, and the return of Roman Reigns.
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.
Ricochet defends his North American title against an NXT almuni in an open challenge, EC3 goes after revenge on Bobby Fish, Mia Yim faces Reina Gonzalez to qualify for a number one contender’s match, and The Mighty suffer the wrath of Burch and Lorcan in a good episode of NXT.
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.
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 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.
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.
Mia Yim and Allysin Kay main event a series of first round matches that also included Kaitlyn vs Kavita Devi, Karen Q vs Xia Li, and Toni Storm vs Jinny!
The RAW before Hell in a Cell didn’t contain anything particularly remarkable, but it was an alright show overall.
Ziggler and McIntyre force their way into a match, The Shield gets in trouble with the law, the Authors of Pain get a new manager, Dana Brooke gets fed up, Bobby Roode gets a tag partner, and Shawn Michaels encounters The Undertaker on a not great episode of RAW.
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.