Last night was last night so lets want to the present. You are looking live at a sold out crowd in the location that motivated among Will Smiths most significant hits. Invite to Miami, Bienvenidos a Miami!
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Without additional goodbye, women and gents, lets talk Raw.
Turmoil is Putting it Mildly
Prior to we even get into this, props to Xavier Woods for getting a “phrasing” in during the New Days opening promotion. Any Archer referral just makes the world a much better place.
Anyhow, Tag Team Turmoil constantly hits a sweet spot for me. Theyre enjoyable, showcase a great deal of talent, and usually tell one overarching story with multiple smaller sized stories playing in the background. Tonights version was no exception. RK-Bro required brand-new challengers, and 7 teams addressed the call. Consisting Of the New Day.
Whatever was going quite well until the group of Mace and T-Bar, WWEs variation of “fetch,” showed theyre the sorest losers in history. Riddle, sitting ringside with Randy Orton, desired to help the New Day. It was a subtle moment of character advancement and highlights Randys goal to teach Riddle a thing or 2.
After Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville– the worst management team ever– stepped in to stop the carnage, they decreed that not only would Tag Team Turmoil continue later in the show, however The Almighty WWE Champion Bobby Lashley and the less-mighty MVP would contend.
At that point, I saw the composing on the wall in brilliant neon.
When Tag Team Turmoil continued, Xavier and Kofi simply could not compete versus AJ Styles and Omos. The wear and tear from eliminating it previously, there was also the wear and tear from nearly getting killed earlier. Plus, last weeks episode informed us Styles, Omos, MVP, and Bobby Lashley were going to tango.
Bobby and MVP got a heros welcome in MVPs home town, and with the crowd firmly on their side, they defeated AJ and Omos to make a tag group championship next week.
But wait, theres more!
Post-match, with MVP out for the count, Lashley got a jackknife chokeslam powerbomb from Styles personal colossus, and an RKO because Randy is Randy.
Now we have a furious WWE Champion– a self confessed greedy bastard– with an opportunity for more gold next week. Anything with RK-Bro is a fantastic look at this point, so Im down. This is a simple story of 2 guys who dont like each other in Randy and Bobby, and they both desire what the other has. Whether their particular collaborations are evaluated is another issue completely, but maybe theres no requirement to complicate it.
Lashley took a whipping after getting a chance to get tag gold around his waist. More notably, he was embarrassed. Next week, we learn what the repercussions of those actions are and just how much blood gets spilt as a result.
We Have a New Old Challenger
WWE struck gold with RK-Bro. It was only a matter of time prior to someone said, “Hey, lets do that again, simply not as terrific!”
We now have 2 odd couple tag groups on the very same program, playing the precise very same roles, and the tag group champs for their respective divisions. Rhea Ripley enters the Randy Orton function as somebody begrudgingly along for the trip, while Nikki A.S.H. is nearly too sweet for her own good as Riddle. And given that shes practically a superhero, she can get simply as high as him, too.
Obviously, Nikki and Rhea are missing out on the months of storytelling and character development we got with Randy and Riddle. Its like a high school student who didnt read the project, checked out the cliff keeps in mind instead, only to stop working the test due to the fact that they prepped for numerous choice instead of essays.
The match didnt actually matter because it was a quickie that served to coronate the current odd couple, Super Brutality.
Its simply strange how unoriginal this business is at times. Even to the point where Corey Graves discussed on-air that Super Brutality is RK-Bro redux. Even if WWE acknowledges the elephant in the space doesnt make it any less of an elephant.
FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT!
Lashley took a whipping after getting a chance to get tag gold around his waist. Next week, we discover out what the effects of those actions are and how much blood gets spilt as a result.
Damian Priest beat Drew McIntyre and Sheamus last week in a match that struck more difficult than cooked food after an intense exercise. WWE provided us a match they gave us before on numerous events, to pave the way a various variation of the exact same match we got last week? These 2 really got rewarded for losing?
Its uncreative, lazy, and a waste of all that skill in the back. Instead of using this chance to catapult someone else and put them in a fight with Priest, were getting … the man Damian beat for the title at SummerSlam.
And it was an excellent match! McIntyre and Sheamus dont put on cars. It continued the nights theme of pain tolerance and just how much penalty is one ready to go through to get the W. These two even used each others signature relocates to no avail. Sheamus and Drew no each other so well, someone needed to do something uncommon to win.
That individual was Sheamus, who got the win with the aide of a hand loaded with leggings after about 20 minutes. This whole evaluation thing isnt just about the match; its about the larger story. Not just does it not make sense, its a rerun. And Im not a fan of reruns, specifically when there are more interesting options at catering.
Sheamus now gets his second rematch for the United States Championship at Extreme Rules. Great for him.
WWE provided us a match they provided us before on numerous occasions, to pave the way a various variation of the exact same match we got last week? And given that shes nearly a superhero, she can get simply as high as him, too.
When she got on the ring apron and distracted Nia from taking the momentum throughout the match?
Is the drip stick not a foreign item? Early on, in front of the ref, mind you, Johnny sprayed Kross with the drip stick. Kross got the win as the water in the face simply pissed him off.
Reggie and Akira Tozawa kinda sorta combated for the 24/7 championship. Reggie won– duh– and out came the rest of the maless roster. Consisting of a couple of who must holla at Damian Priest for a U.S. championship shot. Drake Maverick, fresh off the ass whooping on last Tuesday, made a surprise appearance and just looked. I do not care.
Doudrop challenged Eva Marie to a match next week. She likewise stated this is the beginning of the Doudrop-elution. It doesnt roll off the tongue, but Ill enable it.
Anything You Can Do, I Can Do … Almost As Good
We got repetitive stories informed haphazardly, and set ups for a couple of things that arent fascinating. Raw still struggles giving a reason to care or make matches truly matter.
Better luck next week? Heres hoping.
The most interesting happening last week was Nia Jax and Charlotte Flair doing a staged battle till a real one almost broke out. It started hot with a worked shoot, plainly leaning into what occurred last week.
I chuckled heartily.
This was less about Charlotte and Nia and more about Shayna Baszler and Nia. Shayna, with all of her chest, said her “good friend” would choke. Shayna interfered twice in the match. The very first time, she practically clotheslined her partner. Accident? Sure. However the 2nd time? When she got on the ring apron and distracted Nia from taking the momentum throughout the match? Entirely on function. Charlotte hit her distracted challenger with Natural Selection from the leading rope and the ref counted 3.
The match didnt last long however I liked the physicality. Nia and Shayna require to manage whatever beef is between them, while Charlotte now finds herself in the gaze of Alexa Bliss and Lilly.
Alexa wants Charlottes title, which indicates we can all eagerly anticipate WWE revealing the first doll to ever hold a WWE Championship. You understand why? Because Chucky starts next month. If you think WWE and USAs moms and dad company will not participate in brand cross-promotion to support the sanctity of a title, then you plainly simply woke up from a really long coma.
Welcome to 2021! We have a lot to talk about.