As the last RAW before the Royal Rumble, this show felt a little like treading water, but one segment in particular made for an interesting lead-in to one of the most fun events of the year.
This week’s RAW featured more of the same for the most part, but there were a few highlights spread throughout the show.
The first Smackdown of 2016 and the first Smackdown on USA featured two title matches and had a pretty important feeling. It started off the year of Smackdown right with some good action, fun moments, and promising developments.
The road to the Royal Rumble got off to a pretty good start in 2016 in a RAW that saw the return of an old favorite, the emergence of a new faction, and the announcement of a big match stipulation!
The last WWE show of the year and the last Smackdown on the SyFy channel brought some entertaining matches that didn’t mean much for stories, but were a pretty good diversion.
The last RAW of 2015 saw the much-needed return of John Cena. Did he help make the show a memorable one? Also, the Rumble starts on this show, Reigns continues to stand around while stuff happens, and Kofi wants to fight children.
The 2015 Slammy Awards are given out in a fairly entertaining show even if it was a little disappointing for a few reasons.
In the aftermath of TLC, some dumb, dumb decisions were made by some people in power. But there was also a bit of nostalgia for the city of Philadelphia and some furthering of rivalries. Clearly, TLC did nothing to settle anything.
Three days before TLC, Smackdown delivered a middle of the road show that gave eight guys a whole bunch of screen time.
As the last RAW before TLC, did this upside-down show at least maintain interest in the PPV?
What was started on RAW continues on Smackdown with Sheamus’ League of Nations and a gimmick-filled, overstuffed main event story line.
Wherein a new faction is formed and a legend returns!
The New Day celebrates Thanksgiving, and a new #1 contender for the IC title is determined in a really good triple threat match!
Survivor Series crowned two new World Heavyweight champs, so what’s next for the man that reigned for five minutes and fifteen seconds? Also, Paige has a legitimate complaint about her loss at the PPV. How will Charlotte react? Read all about these questions and so much more, including the one year anniversary of New Day, in our recap of RAW from November 23, 2015!
We were guaranteed a new World Heavyweight Champion, and we got one, but is it what we really wanted or expected? Also, did The Undertaker pass the torch to Bray Wyatt, who held the Diva’s title after the verbal attacks became physical, and how much did New Day rock in a Survivor Series match? Read on to find out all this and more!
With a surprisingly strong Miz TV to start the show but some unfortunately short matches, this Smackdown is a pretty good, but not fantastic, lead in to Survivor Series.
Classic “good news, bad news” situation here. The good news: Divas highlight the main event segment. Bad news: it’s a contract signing.
There’s more good news than bad with this show though. There’s some really good wrestling, specifically in the matches for the World Heavyweight Championship Tournament.
January 3, 2014 Washington, D.C. Video The Wyatt’s interrupt the feed and we see a quick video recap of Daniel Bryan joining the Family. Ring Cole welcomes us to Smackdown and talks about the big tag title match tonight. The Shield makes their way over the barricade and they have something to say. Amrose has …