Welcome to another edition of Monday Night Raw with it taking place in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle. All throughout the day there was a buzz about Daniel Bryan being on the show and then he sent out a tweet saying he was announcing his retirement because of his concussions. With Fastlane being less than two weeks away, I think the real focus will be on Daniel Bryan. Last week, Monday Night Raw was pretty good and hopefully they will continue that trend since they’re on the Road to WrestleMania. Let’s Get Started!!!
Opening Segment: Monday Night Raw opened with Stephanie announcing she’s having the contract signing for the main event of Fastlane as the crowd chanted Daniel Bryan. Dean Ambrose interrupted her, then Roman Reigns came out after Ambrose, then Stephanie asked Dean if she notices Reigns always tries to steal his spotlight. Afterwards, Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman came down to join the rest of them. After they signed the contract, Ambrose got in the face of Lesnar and then Brock threw Dean over the table into Reigns and hit Roman with the table and hit the F5 on Ambrose.
#ThankYouDanielBryan Videos Throughout the Night: Those were wonderful and it shows how great he was as a wrestler and the obstacles he had in front of him.
Kevin Owens vs. Dolph Ziggler: This was another really good match between these two with several nearfalls and a lot of action. In the end, Ziggler pulled off another win over Owens by holding the trunks this time.
Charlotte vs. Alicia Foxx: This was a pretty good match between these two and I would love to see Alicia Foxx get another push in the future.
MizTV with Chris Jericho: The Miz started talking about how A.J. Styles broke a couple of his teeth and Jericho came out before Miz introduced him. Jericho said that the Highlight Reel is better than MizTV, so the crew changed everything to the Highlight Reel and Jericho had Miz as his guest. They argued and they brought out Styles, but Miz attacked Jericho from behind and Styles came in and fought off the Miz. Jericho & Styles got into each other face, then started fighting and Jericho was pulled out of the ring by Miz, but was tossed over the announce table.
Dean Ambrose Calls Out Brock Lesnar: After trying to get Lesnar out to the ring numerous times, Lesnar finally showed up and basically destroy Ambrose. When Brock left the ring, Ambrose called him back and was about to beat him down again, the music of Reigns hit. Brock turned his attention to Reigns, but received a low blow from Ambrose from behind.
Dudley Boyz & Usos vs. New Day & Mark Henry: The match was pretty exciting and during the match, Mark Henry walked out on New Day. After the match, the Dudley Boyz turned on the Usos and eventually put Jimmy through the table with the 3-D. I’m so glad to see the Dudley Boyz turn heel!!
Daniel Bryan Speech: It was very emotional seeing kids and grownups crying in the audience. #ThankYouDanielBryan
Titus O’Neil vs. Adam Rose: I still don’t know what to think about the Social Outcasts.
Rusev & Alberto Del Rio vs. Lucha Dragons: I really think they need to disband the League of Nations because nothing is exciting about them.
Tamina vs. Becky Lynch: I’m just not a fan of Tamina, but I do think Naomi has potential though.
Overall Rating: 7/10- I’m not going into a detailed description because it was all about Daniel Bryan and his retirement. #ThankYouDanielBryan
Top 5 Moments of Monday Night Raw:
1) Daniel Bryan Retirement Speech
2) Video Package for Daniel Bryan
3) Dudley Boyz Heel Turn
4) Dean Ambrose Calling Out Brock Lesnar
5) Kevin Owens vs. Dolph Ziggler
What did you think about this edition of Monday Night Raw? What are your thoughts about Daniel Bryan and his retirement? What was your favorite Daniel Bryan or Bryan Danielson moment? #ThankYouDanielBryan