It’s here! It’s the most outrageous, most wild and crazy, dare I say even typically the most STUPENDOUS Monday Night Raw of the year – the Raw after WrestleMania!
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Roman Reigns addresses the WWE Universe
Cody Rhodes addresses the WWE Universe too!
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Roman spent like, 7 minutes getting to the ring to then go – come see me on SmackDown to find out what’s next. I mean I love a good Roman entrance too but damn.
This felt like a real-life version of one of those TK tweets where he tells me I have to watch Rampage to hear something but then on Rampage they just tell me to watch Dynamite for the actual announcement, this was just an announcement of an announcement.
Also, wait so Cody has no possibility at a title shot for the unified title unless he gets drafted across brands or I guess Survivor Series… in November?
Hey you guys – that’s a wrap.
30 hours of wrestling shows watched.
1 trip in a time machine back to 1998 (that I basically refuse to return from so sorry family ?)
I say it all the time but Alpha Academy, Street Profits (+ RK Bro) can run in any iteration just about any week and I’m still into it, it simply doesn’t matter how many times we see it, it’s always good.
Big spots all around, the match ends with a big frog splash from Montez Ford on Gable who sells it for so long that he goes into the commercial break still passed out in the middle of broken pieces of table.
No Gable Steveson.
This Raw after WrestleMania has been slim on surprises which I realize is a trivial complaint but with how little time is left + knowing we have to fit a Roman promo (i.e. super long entrance too probably?) a little disappointed there won’t be any women returning to the Raw roster?
Before WrestleMania, I hadn’t really heard the crowds go loco bananas for anything other than a Randy Orton hot tag for… weeks. Orton and Riddle seemed to be everyone’s favorite part of Raw and while tonight was no different, there wasn’t the typical story to this match as RK-Bro didn’t take the pin but still lost without a lot of offense.
Austin Theory gets the pinfall victory over Finn Balor after hitting an ATL, takes selfies with Finn’s downed body… again. And another with Jimmy and Jey which is kind of a nice touch to finish the segment.
Queen Zelina & Carmella vs. Natalya & Shayna Baszler
This match didn’t actually happen as before it got kicked off, Zelina hopped on the mic to tell Carmella it was her fault they lost the tag titles because she’s too preoccupied with her man… but he is fine though (lol, false) but this enrages Carmella and those two brawl instead of teaming up.
Then Carmella and Corey aggressively made out.
I’m sure somewhere there are people who want to see this and I love this for them.
Nikki Bella’s other ex-boyfriend is still NXT champion after NXT Stand & Deliver and commentary is putting Breakker over big but unfortunately, the crowd sounds muerto.
Breakker with a cool dive over the top rope otherwise I’m not sure there was a LOT of notable spots in this match to discuss… but Bron Breakker picked up the pinfall victory and is the NEW NXT 2.0 champ!
Pumped for Breakker I suppose because I find him delightful but seems disappointing the moment is coming here on Raw instead of Stand & Deliver or even back home on 2.0 where the crowd would have popped I think, most of this crowd was bored? When they show the wide crowd shot, you can pick out who cares about NXT 2.0 because some people are jumping up and excited while the people around them dgaf.
That is a NASTY shiner! Bianca thinks Becky should take this time without her title to figure out who she really is because Bianca knows who SHE is – the fastEST, toughEST, strongEST and bEST WWE super star and the NEW Raw Women’s champion!
I was hoping someone interrupted to kick off a new feud tbh but I suppose it is nice to give Bianca (and her heavily swollen eye!) the time to celebrate.
Rhea Ripley and Liv Morgan vs. Sasha Banks and Naomi
Fun match which makes sense in the overall story arc as Ripley and Morgan lose this Championship contender’s match to champs Sasha and Naomi without a Herculean effort but not a squash either.
Rhea rejects Liv after the match, leaving her alone in the ring as she’s not even back up the ramp entirely yet when KO’s music hits (I appreciate they have a very brief stare down themselves) with Liv running behind.