High: The Shield members’ matches
While a lot of the storytelling didn’t actually make sense, the reason I say that is very unfortunate is because the matches that came about we’re really damn good.
Each member of the Shield took on a member of their Super Show-Down opposing team, and they all produced good matches.
Ambrose and Strowman was probably the weakest, but I’d rank it above most Strowman Raw matches, because they basically just consist of him battering people and occasionally getting hit in the leg – this was that but with some added Ambrose-ness.
Ziggler and Reigns had what I would call the best match of the night. It wasn’t as long as the other two, but they are both experts at making their opponent look good, so you put them together, and everyone’s a winner.
Rollins vs. McIntyre was obviously great, too. I do however find it a slight shame that we keep getting this match on free TV. These two could easily end up in a major Universal Championship feud resulting in multiple pay-per-view main events. The match, though, was still fantastic.
After McIntyre had defeated Seth thanks to a Ziggler interference, it all broke down and full chaos ensued, with a three-on-three brawl that ended with Strowman, Ziggler and McIntyre standing tall heading into Saturday’s show.
Low: Konnor beats Bobby Roode
I mean, do I actually need to explain this?
Konnor picked up his first win on Raw since 2015 last week by defeating Chad Gable clean in the middle of the ring. That was awful and stupid.
This week, Bobby Roode set out to avenge his new ally, and basically mentor Gable in how to beat a bigger guy. An actual decent little story.
Only Konnor won again, after Viktor attacked Gable on the outside.
Honestly, if someone has a decent reason why this is happening, please let me know.
I’m at a complete loss here.