We open with Ro-Man Re-igns hehas, the be-elt!
Match 1: Roman Reigns © vs. Rusev (Jobber entrance).
Recap: NOOOOOOPE: I am not reviewing a rematch!
Your Winner and Still WWE US Champion: Roman Reigns
Out in the ring is Mick Foley to address the Sheamus and Cesaro controversy. Sheamus spits some truth, He said the most aggressive man should get the shot and that it was him. They peck like hens back and forth… Mick says Sheamus is right and so is Cesaro.
They will face the winner of the following match…which brings out The New Day…so Cesaro and Sheamus are going to tag…fuckin’ eh!
Match 2: The New Day © vs. The Club
Recap: SKIIIIIIIIPPPPPEEEEDDDD this is match 21 in 2 months…I refuse to review rematches tonight! Also, don’t give me rematches that are unnecessary. The Club and Rusev have already lost and could easily have moved onto something else, but nope, because no one on RAW can tell a story, so, we will just beat them again.
Your Winner and STILL WWE RAW Tag Team Champions: The New Day
Match 3: Bayley vs. A Jobber
Recap: Squash. Good on Bayley selling for the jobber. Also, announcer even if you keep saying the jobber’s name I still won’t learn it…unless it is Mr. Ellsworth. Honestly, Bayley ate too many moves for too long.
You Winner: It’s Bayley
Mick and Stephanie…feuding…jesus…kill me.
Match 4: Rich Swann and Cedric Alexander vs. Drew Gulak and Lince Dorado
Recap: Cruiserweight tag teaming! Man, what I wouldn’t give for another one-on-one cruiserweight match. Swann with a nice headscissor takeover. Dorado with a nice swinging faceplant into a sweet pin. Cruiserweight spot on the outside with Dorado coming off the top with a moonsault. Swann dodges a flying leg lariat in the corner folding up Dorado. Hot tag into Cedric. Rebound enziguri by Cedric. Lumbar Check to Dorado. Swann tags in. Rich Kick by Swann and the 1….2….3! Good match between the four. Not much to write home about, but they seemingly entertained the crowd! Cedric is something special, and I really want to see more of Swann once he loses the guy just looking to have some fun.
Your Winners: Rich Swann and Cedric Alexander
Match 5: Cesaro and Sheamus vs. A Jobber and A Jobber
Recap: Squash! Sheamus and Cesaro take turns beating the shit out of the jobbers. They “work together” and win. LOL, I did like that Cesaro and Sheamus agree to finish it with Cesaro getting the pin, but pinning the guy Sheamus took out!
Your Winners: Cesaro and Sheamus…Sheasaro
Backstage with TJ and Kendrick. Kendrick asks TJ if it felt good to get his time to shine. He says TJ owes him for that title being resurrected, and he owes him his career. TJ says he owns him for the headbutt last night. Kendrick says he owes him that championship.
Charlotte comes out to gloat…yaaaaaa. The rope game is strong tonight though. She, well gloats. It was a good gloat, but it was just gloating and putting down the other talent in the division. Sasha interrupts.
Sasha says that Bailey lost that match last night, and she is still owed a one-on-one rematch, and she wants it, right now. Charlotte agrees to the rematch, takes off her robe, and then says next week. Wow, that got some heat. Sasha says she will get her belt back and slaps Charlotte, right across the mouth, hits the backstabber and then the Bank Statement on Dana.
She runs both Charlotte, and Dana out of the ring. Good segment.
Seth is walking backstage through the back. We go to commercial and he is still walking, big building apparently. Mick tells him he is not ready to compete, there will be time. Seth tells Mick to screw the rules and that when Mick is talking he only hears Stephanie’s words.
Match 6: TJ Perkins vs. Tony Nese
Recap: TJ with the headscissor takeover attempts but Nese cartwheels out. Knee bar attempt by Perkins. Cartwheel avoidance by Nese into a superkick. Nese with the springboard moonsault, correction he corkscrewed right over the rope, to the floor. Neckbreaker off the counter by Perkins.
Double chicken wing gutbuster by Perkins. Tornado DDT attempt by Perkins but he is stopped mid-swing and Nese drapes Perkins over the top rope and hits the flying knee. Flying dropkick to Nese. Kneebar by Perkins and Nese has to tap. Great, fun match between the two. Nese looked really good tonight, I question the 205 weight though, and he worked a strong style, but showed off some flashy moves. TJ was smooth and showed off what he could do. Well done for both.
Your Winner: TJ Perkins
Jericho comes down for the Highlight Reel. His guest, Kevin Owens. Jericho, I believe, has stolen the book of Truth. He talks about his list. He puts the cameraman on the list. He puts Seth on the list. He brings out Kevin.
Kevin hit the nail on the head talking about my states fashion sense. I mean I am sitting here with cargo shorts, a Cleveland Indians hat, and a sleeveless t-shirt. He talks about beating up Seth. He tells Seth that what happened to him was karma. He brings up who Seth has injured the past year or so.
This brings down Seth. Security comes down, led by bald Shawn Michaels it would appear. Also, Fit Finlay sighting! Kevin talks shit because Seth can’t get into the ring. This brings down Enzo and Cass. Enzo and Cass have their own mics, old school looking mics. Kevin tells Jericho that he spelled Enzo and not Enzo, also, there are 2 S’s in Cass, which makes Jericho annoyed. Cass asks them if he was Santa Claus. Jericho tells Cass he is going to come down and sit on his lap. Cass points this out and Jericho says, “No I didn’t, I said I would punch you in the face.” This sets up your main event that apparently this show didn’t have as of 10:45 P.M. Anyways…
It’s time for YOUR MAAAAAAIIIIIIINNNNNNN EVENT!
Match 7: Enzo and Cass vs. Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho.
Recap: Jericho, working in his skinny jeans, eats a dropkick by Enzo. Jericho crawls into the corner and tags in an annoyed Kevin Owens. Enzo is tossed on top of Chris and Kevin on the outside. Sidewalk slam. Chris, low-bridges Cass, who holds his leg when he landed. Enzo, with a huge clothesline on Jericho. Enzo with the dabbing crossbody off the top. Jericho with the springboard off of Bret’s rope into the dropkick on Enzo. Kevin mocks Enzo’s two-step.
Kevin talks shit, while Enzo gets hit. Jericho with the delayed vertical suplex. Senton by Kevin onto Enzo. Hot tag to Cass. He does his hot tag comeback. Fall-away slam onto Kevin. He hits the big boot onto a flying Jericho (Maggle). SUUUUPPPAAA Kick by Kevin. Cass hits the big boot and tags in Enzo for their finisher. Jericho stops it by slapping Cass. Jericho and Cass are sent outside. Flying DDT by Enzo for a long 2. Kevin hits the inside out clothesline and the Pop Up Powerbomb for the 1…2…3!
This was a pretty good way to end RAW. Kevin and Jericho looked good, and it is building up Kevin as a strong champion.
Your Winners: Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho
Show Overall: Well once they did a tidy hour and a half of time-wasting, the show wasn’t too bad. The matches in the first hour and a half weren’t bad, just a waste of time. You already beat Rusev, why do it again? You already beat The Club, why do it again? It didn’t progress the story. I liked that they put Cesaro and Sheamus together, but it is just showing that they do not have anything for either one of them. Both guys need to stay far away from Roman right now and Roman’s ass is going to be planted firmly in the mid-card with that belt. The cruiserweight matches were really good tonight. Jericho was amazing, and Kevin and him looking a little annoyed at each other seems to be planting a seed for things to come. Now onto building toward a PPV…I didn’t see any of that. We build to a Cruiserweight title match next week…and…Seth is injured and Kevin has no one to face, which wasn’t addressed. Overall, the show was fine if not very forgettable. So…
Until Next Time,
Monty the Yank,