I want to believe this will be a more nuanced and sophisticated version of whatever they vaguely attempted to do with Joe Gacy before abandoning it entirely seemingly for the launch for NXT 2.0 but almost, she’s a heel or a face depending on who YOU are as the viewer/fan…? Let us know what you think during the Raw review on WrestleTalk’s YouTube tomorrow – did you know you can literally send Ultrachats whenever you want? What do you think about Lacey Evans’ evolving character?
Similar to AEW Rampage’s Jericho on commentary, I propose we just let Kevin Owens have a full hour on commentary per week on WWE television. Send him to NXT 2.0 commentary! Pop him over to SmackDown! I don’t care what hour, just one full hour!
Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins
A great promo from Cody here, it is amazing how fast this industry moves!
It’s going to be Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Rollins 3, HELL IN A CELL!!
Alexa Bliss with a new theme and commentary referencing she’s still a high flyer but it took a lot of “therapy to get here.” Sonya Deville showing off some offense, looking strong tossing around Bliss.
In the end, Bliss is able to reverse and gets the pinfall victory over Deville.
After the match, an enraged Sonya slaps the referee, and commentary says she’s not a WWE official, she’s can’t do that! Wait, when she was… could she? Are these officials running around here slapping each other?
Riddle taking on Jimmy and essentially, also Jey Uso alone as commentary notes that Randy Orton has family commitments hence his absence tonight. By the end of the match, Jey Uso is interfering so much that the ref kicks him out! Leading to a fast roll up from Riddle to get the pinfall victory and the crowd went wild. Riddle on the ramp shouts about seeing them on Friday at SmackDown so it sounds like they’re still pulling double duty!
An added but to Theory’s intro noting he is the youngest United States Champion in WWE history as he takes on Ali, next. Interested to see if this pans out as this isn’t what was listed earlier in reports… possible storyline swerve coming in hot!
Ah there it is – Theory not only introduces a guest referee in The Miz but decides that Ali should actually have to face another opponent first… introducing Veer Mahaan!
There was a decently competitive match which fell into the trap of a typical ending as Veer gets Ali in the cervical clutch where he remains while Theory and Miz mug for selfies.
Afterward, though there is a huge pop for Rey and Dom who run in for vengeance on Veer!
MVP and Omos enter the cage to welcome us to Monday Night Raw!
As Bobby Lashley makes his entrance, Cedric Alexander runs out and clobbers him before the commercial break. After we’re back from break, the match is set to begin but still with MVP and Cedric still floating about. Oh dear, I wanted this feud to end.
Some shenanigans as expected as Lashley is almost over the top before an intervening Cedric Alexander gets involved, and also pulled into the steel cage.
Omos has Lashley up on his shoulders and throws him, launches him through the cage which then allows Lashley to just stand up from the broken cage bit and stumble up the ramp while the referee explains to the ring announcer and the camera why Lashley wins.