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Bobby’s Good, Bad & Ugly Review Stomping Grounds 2019

Do we get a BAD filler show, or does WWE Stomping Grounds surprise us?

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Welcome back to a fresh out of the box “Good, Bad and Ugly.”  Missed you guys, and in lieu of a Pre-show prediction of Good, Bad and Ugly, let me fill you in right here.  On paper this a strong, fantastic PPV.  The matches have a ton of potential with some of the best WWE has to offer. 

Having said that, this is looking like another “BAD” filler PPV given the hype and writing as of late.  That means that it will most likely be predictable, disappointing, and a total disappointment overall.  Will it be a sad state of affairs that will just upset everyone as usual?  Or will we see the full potential of this high caliber talent shine and shock the world?  Let’s get to the action!

GOOD

205 Live Cruiserweight Championship- Tony Nese(c) v Tozawa v Drew Gulak

Getting past the fact that this is just a pre-show spot, it seems that 205 Live has been getting some more attention by the fans.  It is being recognized as a talent filled show with unprecedented matches.  This was action packed.  We had a ton of high spots, suplexes, high risk feats, and all out action.  It was non-stop and amazing.  The crowd was completely fired up with the threat of these underdogs stealing the show before the show.  Tozawa shined here showing what he is made of. Nese and Gulak did a lot of their usual impressive, innovative combos and twist.  It is completely trash that they are promoting the PPV that we are already watching during a stellar Championship Match.  Maybe do all of that crap during the absolutely horrendous commentary that fills up the whole pre-show instead of interrupting possibly the Match of the Night.  Bravo to these disrespected, incredible talents.  The crowd loved it, we all loved it!  Hopefully 205 Live will continue to grind and finally get their well-deserved recognition.  Gulak wins the hard fought match, and is the New Cruiserweight Champion!  Fantastic Match!  WWE doesn’t deserve 205 Live. 

WWE Raw Women’s Championship- “The Man” Becky Lynch (c) vs. Lacey Evans

The energy was Good, the crowd was into it, however as always with both Lynch and Evans, we had some issues.  However Lacey Evans is vicious, believable and really can turn it on after she heats up.  There were some really high moments in this fight, as well as some not so Good.  Evans really did shine, Lynch did not have a guaranteed win by any means and stood up to her classy foe.  Evans put up a great fight, and looked amazing doing it, but it was The People’s Champ, The Man Becky Lynch who took the victory with a “disarmer” retaining the Raw Women’s Championship.  Even with it’s faults, Good match.  Evans with some polishing could be a tremendous force, and it hopefully won’t be the last time we see her in the Championship realm. 

“The New Day” Big E & Xavier Woods vs Owens & Zayn

Owens was an absolute freak-show to start the match.  I was blown away.  Sami Zane continued the impressive assault on Woods.  This was incredible all around.  As the pressure mounted, we could feel Big E getting fired up waiting to pounce.  The wait was worth it, as the might Big E went ballistic on his opponents.  This story was masterfully told, and was very well done.  Both teams were stellar!  This was a great match all around, action packed, unique and full steam action.  KO and Zane Win via KO pin-fall on Woods.  Fantastic match!  Blown away.

United States Championship- Samoa Joe (c) vs. Ricochet

Joe is a respected guy, a veteran and having any gold is a tribute to that.  Ricochet is one of the best WWE has period.  He can do anything in the ring, and it just looks fantastic.  As expected Joe kept Ricochet down, brutalizing him in his usual style.  Ricochet countered with his out of this world acrobatics expected of him.  This was back and forth, jocking for position and one hell of a Championship caliber match.  Ricochet would not quit, and finally hit his “630” for the victory and his first of many, Championships.  Meet your new United States Champion, Ricochet.  Another Good one. 

SmackDown Tag Team Championships- Daniel Bryan & Rowan (c) v Heavy Machinery

Heavy Machinery looked focused and seriously ready for this match.  Daniel Bryan and Rowan got a hero’s welcome being in Bryan’s home state.  Again the crowd was hot for this one.  Great energy throughout the event.  It was a little annoying how behind they were, almost hijacking the show with Daniel Bryan chants and total hatred to Heavy Machinery.  The match was slow at times, and could have used something but the actual action was well done.  Rowan should NEVER do a dropkick, and was dreadfully boring, but on the other hand, Daniel Bryan and both members of Heavy Machinery did well in there.  The crowd who was really Good for the most part, in a way ruined this match.  A very hot ending, Daniel Bryan retains with a small package on Tucker to retain.  This had some okay moments at best but definitely not deserving of the Bad treatment.  Heavy Machinery did very well though and deserve a lot of credit for their performance.    

WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship- Bayley (c) vs. “The Goddess” Alexa Bliss w/ Nikki Cross

Oh the potential in this one.  It is always nice to have Little Miss Bliss around, in any capacity.  Bayley is a great champion as well, in any sense of the word.  They went at it, it looked personal and solid.  Bliss’ ribs were battered and bruised.  Bliss is a tough girl she just keeps going.  As expected Nikki Cross got involved and awkwardly at that as Bliss was about to come off the top but was distracted.  She got double knees on the landing resulting in Bayley retaining.  This was a Good match, and represented the Women’s Division well.  The ending was mediocre but aside from that, we had a Good, not Great match.    

Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre w/ Shane McMahon

These are two very big guys.  Both physically and in respect to their WWE status’.  Drew McIntyre is going to have gold someday, there is no doubt about it, and of course this feud with the Big Dog isn’t hurting him.  It’s physical, and personal and it showed.  Roman was on fire throughout, flying through the air, red hot.  McIntyre intense as always, gave it right back to the Big Dog.  This was a classic battle of the titans and main event worthy.  We may have found the perfect match for Vince McMahon’s dreams of Roman being over.  Either giant could have won, but neither would quit.  Shane made his presence count and finally interfered when there was nothing left but Reigns still would not quit.  Roman Reigns finally had enough and took out both men for the impressive, hard fought victory.  This was legit, and really impressed me on many levels.  Great match! 

BAD

WWE Championship Steel Cage Match- Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler

On paper this looked to be a decent match.  Two very talented guys for a belt in a cage.  The feel however was cold and slow.  It seemed to lack any kind of feeling.  Maybe the crowd was tired, or it was the action, or lack of it.  Even when Kofi made a comeback, it was just flat.  In contrast as the match neared the end, they started to show some life, a lot of back and forth and a devastating SOS by Kofi.  Dolph and Kofi battled, scratch and clawed to the door, and did all they could to get the upper hand.  Dolph could taste victory and nearly escaped, but it was Kofi Kingston, unexpected who dove through the door onto the outside to retain his WWE Championship.  Honestly, this match had a couple of Good moments but was overall a little flat and boring.  It really wasn’t a Good match.  Score one for the lonely Bad column. 

WWE Universal Championship- Seth Rollins (c) vs. Baron Corbin w/ Special Guest Referee Lacey Evans

Say what you will, and I have said a lot, Corbin is one hell of a heel.  Get him his old gear back, and you have a winner.  A genius move making Lacey Evan’s referee was some rare great writing.  Corbin proceeded to jump Rollins and hit him with a chair before the bell rang.  Corbin continued to beat down the Champ, and the crowd was just bored with it.  This match had some really subpar moments for sure.  Of course Evans changed the rules against Rollins and made it hard on the Champ even not counting to 3 off a Frog-splash.  Although there are certain charming aspects of this angle, it started to get old and corny really quickly.  Corbin proceeded to then beat the hell out of Seth Rollins with a chair and Evans proceeded with making it No DQ.  Evans would not count for Rollins even slapping him in the face multiple times, kicking him and giving him a low blow.  The Lass Kicker had enough and sprung out on her rival beating her ass all around the ring area.  Corbins hated rival Referee John Cone came in to officiate, Rollins hit the stomp, 1-2-3 Rollins retains.  Aside from Becky Lynch’s run in for the save, and a couple of decent moments, this wasn’t Good, especially for the Main Event.  Good ending to a Bad match. 

UGLY- Not tonight.

FINAL

Good- 7

Bad- 2

Ugly- 0

Overall – Good!  Surprisingly Good.  I had little to no expectations much like a lot of you, and to fairly say the least, we had a decent night of action that ended at a reasonable time. The worst matches with the last one, and they were borderline on the Bad list.  Good show WWE! 

Another Good night of WWE action.  We have a lot to go forward on and hopefully some fresh stuff coming in weeks as we approach Extreme Rules and SummerSlam in the near future.  Everything is open to have some big things happen and I for one hope to see some old faces that never get any love, finally emerge.  Until then, hope you enjoyed, see you on the next Good, Bad and Ugly. 


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Chris’s WWE Raw Grades & Analysis For 7/15/19

Chris takes a look at Monday’s edition of WWE Raw

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RAW is live 24 Hours after The Beast in the Bank made good on Heyman’s word, and cashed-in on an emotionally spent Seth Rollins. A four-year story came circle, with Brock Lesnar returning the favor from Rollins’s Heist of the Century at WrestleMania 31. What will the self-proclaimed Beastslayer have to say?

Chris’s WWE Raw Grades

  • 2/3 Falls Six Man Tag: Ricochet & The Usos VS Robert Roode & The Revival–B
  • The Viking Raiders VS Vinnie Rooner & Jackson James–D
  • Drew McIntyre VS Cedric Alexander–B+
  • Finn Balor VS Samoa Joe–C for the match, A for The Arrival of The Fiend
  • Zack Ryder VS Mike Kanellis w/ Maria–D
  • Six Man Tag: The Club VS Lucha House Party–A-
  • Raw Women’s Championship #1 Contender Elimination Fatal 4 Way: Natalya VS Naomi VS Carmella VS Alexa Bliss w/ Nikki Cross; Natalya wins and will face Becky Lynch for the title at Summerslam–C+
  • WWE 24/7 Championship: Drake Maverick w/ Renee Michelle VS R-Truth–B
  • WWE Universal Championship #1 Contender “Cross-Brand 10-Man Over-The-Top-Rope Battle Royal–B+

WWE Raw Analysis

We go live as the new Universal Champion Brock Lesnar and his advocate Paul Heyman make their entrance. We see a recap of last night’s Winners-Take-All Match, and the inevitable cash-in by the Beast Incarnate. I TOLD YOU SO! Heyman gives a history lesson of how many times HE told us that Lesnar would cash-in, and HE told us that Rollins wouldn’t be defended his Universal title at SummerSlam.

Brock wants to do what Brock wants to do! Tonight there will be a 10-man  cross-branded over-the-top-rope battle royal to determine Brock’s opponent for SummerSlam. Seth Rollins, Randy Orton, Big E, Cesaro, Braun Strowman, Rey Mysterio, Baron Corbin, Sami Zayn, Bobby Lashley, and, last but not least The Big Dog Roman Reigns! Apparently, we’re all Brock’s Bitches.

Here comes The One and Only Ricochet making his electric entrance as The Beast looks on from the apron… could Brock want to go one-on-one with the high-flyer? Ricochet is in action… Commercial.

It’s Six-man Tag Action as The Usos team up with Ricochet vs. Robert Roode and The Revival ⅔ Falls Match. Jey and Dawson start off… Superkick and Dawson is rocked, here comes Ricochet. Dawson eats a Recoil and a running Shooting Star Press for the 1-2-3. I am expecting The Club to cause a distraction and allow the heels to get the win. Recently, WWE has been giving six-man tag matches it’s like we’ve traveled back in time. Dawson gets the second fall with a Pancake Slam… Commercial.

We return to Dawson hitting multiple suplexes… two-count. Dawson and Wilder are absolutely brilliant with old-school wrestling 101, Wilder gets arm-dragged however he still makes the tag to Dawson to prevent Jey. Ricochet comes in and firing on all cylinders…Jimmy flies to the outside. The One and Only is hitting everything that’s moving…Recoil…The Dazzling 630 1-2-3! While The Usos and Ricochet celebrate guess who shows up…The Club.

Before they even make it to the ring, Ricochet hits a suicide dive on AJ Styles. A massive brawl ensues as all the tag teams fight all over the place. Usos are having a Superkick party! Ricochet hits a cross-body splash on Roode and The Revival! Ricochet you need to keep eyes in the back of your head… Phenomenal Forearm that turns him inside out! It’s not over yet… Magic Killer and Styles shoving HIS United States Championship in the face of the former champ, while screaming “NO ONE, NO ONE, I’M THE MAN!”

Its Raid Time as The Viking Raiders is shown in a red-lighted room preparing to obliterate when we return.

A commercial for Next Week’s Monumental Raw Reunion with all. the legends and greats are making an appearance! I got no problem with that, as long as they don’t steal the spotlight from the Full-Timers!

Which jobbers are Erik and Ivar going to destroy apparently, it’s Vinnie Rooner and Jackson James? No matter how many jobbers they annihilate; and no matter how much Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Renee Young sell The Viking Raiders as real threats, WWE isn’t doing these two badasses any favors with one-minute squashes. When the hell are these two going to get a real feud? At this point, they’re just another name on the long list of NXT teams that have been mistreated. Rant over… Viking Experience for the academic win.

Recap of the No Holds Barred Match last night, The Big Dog and The Deadman handled their business! Taker looked really good.

Earlier today, The Scottish Psychopath is ready to eviscerate Cedric Alexander for his masked trick on Shane and McIntyre last week. Alexander is not scared and stands up to him, ahead of their match tonight… Commercial.

Apparently, their match is up next as McIntrye is out first, followed by Alexander. The Scottish Psychopath is in a foul mood tonight as he bulldozes through his opponent. Alexander springboards off the ropes and delivers a beautiful Neutralizer enzugiri that sends McIntrye outside. Alexander takes out his foe with a jaw-dropping overhead splash to the outside.

One of the highlights of the match is when The Scottish Psychopath hits a ferocious Belly-to-belly that sends Alexander into the turnbuckle. The Age of Alexander is showing why he was the soul of 205 live, long before Mustafa Ali was. McIntrye sets up for the Alabama Slam but Alexander counters into a rolling pin and hooks the leg for the shocking 1-2-3. RUN Alexander! Looks like another joke on McIntrye!

Recap of  Shinsuke Nakamura defeating Finn Balor. Balor gives a Focus-driven promo about finding ways to move forward, but rest assured, he’s going to find a way back to HIS Intercontinental Championship! He says he’s going over, under or through Samoa Joe. Joe responds on the other side, “YOU’RE GOING TO DO WHAT?” The Samoan Specialist is not fazed! I am hoping these two get a good amount of time, going back to their exhilarating battles in NXT! The match is next… Commercial.

We come back as Charly Caruso is interviewing Reigns “Tonight is his week, from winning the Espy’s to Hobbs & Shaw Movie Premiere to Whooping ass with The Deadman last night…The only way to cap it off is to win the battle royal and taking back HIS Universal Championship!”

Back live as Balor is making his entrance. The Bell rings and both competitors tie-up…Break and Joe locks in an armlock, Balor attempts a Russian Leg Sweep… Nope. Wow, this one was quick…Quite disappointing as both rivals could tear the house down! Anyways, Joe rolls Balor and hooks the arms for the surprise pin. After though, Joe locks in the Coquina Clutch…Maybe not as Balor slips out, and hits the slingshot dropkick and the Coup de Grace!

All of a sudden the lights go out and shrieks echo…HOLY SHIT when they come back on The Fiend in mask and all is in Sister Abigail position! The Crowd is going nuts!!!! I predicted this about a month ago since we never got a truly good program with Balor and Wyatt. The dreaded Sister Abigail character was thwarted by The Flu or something. This is how you make an impact! While the lights go out again, sounds of Wyatt laughing echoes through the arena!

Mr. and Ms. 24/7 Champion are checking into a hotel to well you know…consumate the marriage. Drake Maverick is hilarious with his facial expressions like a teenager about to get lucky. Truth is hiding behind the wall with a referee. He asks the front desk if Hornswoggle is there?  These vignettes are entertaining but what’s the end game here? I’ve been saying for a while now that Maverick vs. R-Truth in a real match at SummerSlam is the next step in the 24/7 process.

The Street Profits are backstage and give another 100% FULL OF ENERGY HYPE for the Fatal-4-Way Elimination Match tonight where Natalya, Naomi, Carmella, and Alexa Bliss Dawkins goes…”Is Nikki Cross going to be with Bliss?” The hilarious Montez Ford pulls down his shades with a hilarious sly grin and says “That’s what the graphic says”. Dawkins has Big E for the battle royal, while Ford has MONDAY NIGHT ROLLINS!

We head back to the ring as Zack Ryder is waiting for his opponent. Maria Kanellis is degrading Mike again… and apparently, she’s taking the match and pushes her loser husband out of the way. She comes down the ramp and the official stops her…Here comes Mike to save the day…Nope Ryder hits the Rough Ryder for the 1-2-3. What was the point of that? How is this verbal abuse going to even help Mike become a credible superstar?

We finally see that the Fatal-4-Way is to determine Becky Lynch’s opponent for SummerSlam. The Club is in six-man tag team action when we return.

We’re back as The Lucha House Party are their opponents. Styles blasts Gran Metalik to start the match. Hot tags and a brutal onslaught so far as its been all Club. Out of nowhere Ricochet snatches Styles from the apron and drives him into the barricade. Officials come out to break it up as we’re taking another commercial break? What the hell!

We return to see Kalisto taking it to Anderson…hits a hurricanrana and Anderson goes outside. Double suicide dives from Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado, followed by a stunning Corkscrew splash from Kalisto to wipe everyone out! I’m pleased to see for a moment the luchas got some form of offense. Kalisto and Anderson are back in…The boot of Doom. Styles gets the tag and locks in the calf-crusher. Styles keeps it locked in despite the tap-out!

How many recaps of The Winners-Take-All match are we going to get tonight?

Sarah Schrieber is interviewing a LASER-FOCUSED Seth Rollins, who says The Man will be fine after Baron Corbin dropped her with The End of Days last night. He’s pissed that Lesnar holds HIS Universal Championship that The Beast Incarnate doesn’t deserve. He is prepared to fight and destroy anyone who stands in his path to regaining the Universal title including…Roman Reigns.

We see a recap of The Fiend’s shocking return to attack Balor.

I apologize, folks, my power went out so I didn’t see much of the Fatal-4-Way Elimination Match. So here are a few highlights, before the bell rings the Courageous Lynch proudly walks out battered and bruised but still the Raw Women’s Champion! Bliss kicks Natalya and slaps Naomi, she gets chased out. Mella is tossed out as well, now the two friends go at it. Natalya and Naomi hit dueling dropkicks to each other, and clotheslines. Mella gets some good offense in now and she hits a Stunning Steiner for a two-count. This is the point where I can pick up as my cable is back on.

Mella-Go-Round to Natalya…Naomi with the Rearview… nope Superkicks to both her and Natalya and the crafty Bliss rolls Mella up for the first elimination. Noami drops Bliss with a dropkick. She drills Bliss with some high kicks in the corner, followed by one that has Bliss rocked and almost gets the elimination. Both Bliss and Naomi collide with clotheslines and we go to commercial.

We are back as all three women are ready to continue the fight. Again we see Bliss rolling outside and appears to be “hurt” leaving the two friends to battle. Natalya wants a Suplex on the outside, Naomi counters…she almost gets sent into the steel steps, blocked and hits a gorgeous Blockbuster! All three superstars get some offense in and several near falls. Bliss is extremely crafty and picking her spots. The crowd is chanting “This is awful!” Natalya stacks Naomi up from a roll-up pin for our second elimination… commercial.

We return as the wily Bliss is in control…Insult to Injury. Natalya wipes out Cross by accident. This is a distasteful crowd tonight as a “Let’s go, Cena, Cena Sucks” chant begins. Granted this isn’t the best fatal-four-way but still have some respect! Anyway Bliss drives Natalya into the steel steps and rolls her in the ring, she was playing possum and locks in the Sharpshooter and Bliss taps out. Natalya is the Number-One Contender for SummerSlam.

Post-Match Interview with Charly Caruso, she is proud of competing for the Raw Women’s Championship in her hometown of Canada! The Man has something to say! She and Natalya her “friend” share some mince words. The typical I’m going to kick your ass threats! I would be much more thrilled if WWE actually made Natalya seem like a real threat… instead, she’s just another victory for The Man.

Orton gives his hype for the battle royal… courtesy of R.K.O. The Miz is coming out now for his Miz TV as we go to commercial.

We return and The A-Lister welcomes his guest Dolph Ziggler. Right off the bat, Ziggler is passive-aggressively throwing jabs about Miz. He used to prove he was the best and now he’s just a Yes-man and has a show. Ziggler tries to fire back at Miz about not being on the card last night, Miz says well it’s better to not be on than to lose to Kevin Owens in seventeen seconds. Ziggler crosses the line as he claims that all Miz cares about is fame and fortune…just like his wife. The A-Lister pounces on him and unloads right hands. As much as I love both Miz and Ziggler, I would rather not see a recycled feud again.

It’s Maverick’s lucky night or so he thought! Room service arrives with their champagne that his wife ordered. Maverick is wearing nothing but the 24/7 title. The attendant doesn’t leave and, Maverick notices its an official. He frantically starts lifting up the bed and looking for someone. Truth crawls out from under the beverage cart. He rolls Maverick up for only a two. He hits a version of a cross-body splash and gets the three! Truth has his baby back all is right with the world!

We return from commercial as all 10 competitors in the Cross-brand Battle Royal are in the ring, and Heyman and The Beast are watching from the entrance ramp. To keep things not confusing I’ll just be naming superstars one-by-one who gets eliminated.

Cesaro eliminated by Bobby Lashley
Bobby Lashley eliminated by Braun Strowman
Big E eliminated by Sami Zayn
Sami Zayn eliminated by Randy Orton
Rey Mysterio eliminated by Baron Corbin
We’re down to four Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Braun Strowman and poor Baron Corbin!

6. Baron Corbin eliminated by Seth Rollins

Roman Reigns inadvertently speared Rollins as Strowman sidestepped.

7. Both Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns eliminated by Seth Rollins.

He starts to celebrate but The Viper strikes.

8. Randy Orton eliminated by Seth Rollins

Winner: Seth Rollins

Rollins says at SummerSlam it’s going to resemble WrestleMania. He will stomp The Beast and become THE REIGNING DEFENDING UNDISPUTED WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION! Brock marches down and throws a chair at Rollins and exits.

That’s the show folks!


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Tiffany’s Takes: Monday Night RAW (7-15-19)

Tiffany’s Takes digs into WWE Raw: after a shocking Extreme Rules, will Seth Rollins get his rematch?

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I will not discuss the new Universal Champion beyond saying that it should never have happened.

Ricochet kicked off the show with a six man 2-out-of-3 Falls tag with the Usos against Bobby Roode and the Revival, for some strange reason. Guess the ‘No Rematch’ thing is back in force because he should be getting a shot at AJ Styles after last night. Well, I guess it’s not over between Ricochet and Styles and it looks like the Good Brothers are getting in on the fun with the Usos. Not sure why Roode stuck his nose in it. I’m guess Ricochet will get a rematch at SummerSlam and the Usos and the Good Brothers will face the Revival. Not sure what Roode will do.

Viking Raiders took on two locals who didn’t have a prayer and got squashed and that was that.

So Drew McIntyre’s response being beaten by Undertaker and Roman Reigns was to pick a fight with Cedric Alexander, who helped Reigns get the better of the Corporation 2.0 last week. Guess ol’ Drew needs to take his impotent rage out on someone. Also, Drew, disembowel and eviscerate mean the same thing. If you’re going to use big words, at least look them up in a dictionary, okay?

Oh. My. God! I expected a squash and got Cedric Alexander PINNING Drew McIntyre 1, 2, 3! That was hilarious!

Did Balor call Shinsuke Nakamura ‘Shitske’? I like that Balor is back in the hunt, even if he’s got to go through Samoa Joe, who was also licking his wounds after losing to Kofi Kingston.

I know a lot of Roman Reigns fans want him to get his rematch against Lesnar since he never lost the title, but I don’t think it’ll happen. Reigns is on SmackDown and WWE has been firm in making sure cross brand title matches don’t end with titles changing hands.

Balor vs Joe was disappointingly quick. Joe got the win but Balor was the last man standing. Also, NOT here for a rehash of the Balor/Wyatt trainwreck from two years ago? Nope, not having it.

Well, it looks like Drake Maverick’s big night is finally going to happen, but since it’s on RAW, it’s probably not going to end in fireworks.

What the hell is going on with the Kanellis storyline? Maria Kanellis is being the pregnant wife from Hell and Mike Kanellis looks like a jackass instead of a badass. He lost to Zack Ryder of all people! There better be an amazing payoff for this because this storyline is annoying.

I’m honestly surprised The Club vs Lucha House Party wasn’t an out and out squash. Maybe it would’ve been if not for Ricochet. Judging from how Kalisto got treated, the Club isn’t feeling too great about being taken to task by luchadors or Ricochet. Look out, RAW.

Seth Rollins has a right to be pissed. He towed the company line and threw Dean Ambrose under the bus and lost the title to a man who had no business being Mr. Money in the Bank. If this is Vince making Seth earn it all over again after what happened in January, he’s a bigger idiot than I think.

You gotta respect Becky Lynch. She had a huge knot on her forehead from Lacey Evans, took an End of Days from Baron Corbin, and she still came out to see who she would be facing at SummerSlam between Alexa Bliss, Naomi, Nattie, and Carmella. The match was really good, but I’m honestly SHOCKED that Nattie won. I figured Bliss would get yet another chance at the title, but that was not the case. It’s Becky Lynch vs Nattie at SummerSlam!

Well, I guess after last night’s embarrassing defeat, Dolph Ziggler had to find SOMEONE to whine to and who better than Miz, who was NOT in the mood for Ziggler’s shit. Looks like another feud from 2016 is being revived.

I’ll give Maverick his due, he really tried to make this wedding consummation romantic, but I think we all know what’s going to happen since it’s on RAW, though I REALLY hope he had a thong between him and that belt. At least it wasn’t coitus interruptus. Also, kudos to Cory Graves for the ‘small package’ punchline.

I gotta admit, I wasn’t stoked about the Top 10 Battle Royal because the ‘Top 10’ seemed to be drawn at random. I could see them picking guys who’d won last night, but then you have Sami Zayn, Randy Orton, Bobby Lashley, Baron Corbin, and Rey Mysterio. I’m not surprised that Seth won, since he’s the only logical choice, I am surprised that Orton was runner up. Guess we should warn Kofi Kingston.

That’s it for Tiffany’s RAW Takes! Tune in tomorrow for SmackDown and 205 Live!

 


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