Welcome to another edition of Monday Night Raw with it taking place in Cincinnati, OH. This past Sunday, the Raw brand had their PPV, Clash of Champions which was pretty good. All the championships were on the line and Roman Reigns was the only one to dethrone the champion by becoming the new U.S. champ. Let’s see the fallout of the PPV and see what’s next for the superstars on Monday Night Raw. On another note, due to my hectic schedule this will be my final Monday Night Raw review for a while. From this point on, I’ll only be reviewing the PPVs. Let’s get started!!
Roman Reigns vs. Rusev: We kicked off Monday Night Raw with a rematch for the United States title. I’m cool with them having the rematch on Raw, but it ended in a countout. This was a really long match, probably around 25 minutes and with the Hell in a Cell PPV coming up I think they’ll finish their feud there. After the match was finished, they continued to battle until Rusev attacked Reigns with a chair. In the end, Reigns hit Rusev with a spear and then proceeded to beat him down with the chair. For two big guys, they put on a really good match.
Mick Foley Segment with Cesaro and Sheamus: Mick Foley came out and talked about the Best of 7 series between Cesaro and Sheamus. Foley talked about the series finished tied and that both of them deserve a championship match. After Cesaro and Sheamus talked about why they deserved the match, but Foley had a solution. He said they’re getting the championship match, but they would have to team up with each other. If they decided to team with each other, they would face the winners of the tag title match.
New Day vs. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson: This match was much better than their match at the PPV. During this match, both teams showed intensity and the crowd was really into it. Kofi Kingston was busted open the hard way towards the end of the match. It seemed like the Club was about to capture the titles with the Magic Killer, but Big E broke it up. In the end, Kingston hit the Trouble in Paradise for the win.
Rich Swann & Cedric Alexander vs. Drew Gulak & Lince Durado: Great action from all four of these guys and as time goes on, this division will be crazy. Rich Swann picked up the win for his team by pinning Drew Gulak.
Cesaro & Sheamus vs. 2 Jobbers: This was the experiment that Foley is trying to put Cesaro & Sheamus together. This could be really good or really bad.
Charlotte/Sasha Banks Segment: Charlotte came out to cut a really good promo until Sasha interrupted her. They went back and forth with each other until Banks slapped the hell out of Charlotte. Afterwards, she put Dana Brooke in the Banks Statement and eventually fought both off to end the segment.
T.J. Perkins vs. Tony Niese: This was a really good match between these two cruiserweights. Maybe it was me, but I was getting pissed at the crowd for chanting C.M. Punk and Randy Savage during the match. These guys put on a good match, but the crowd chose to disrespect them.
Chris Jericho & Kevin Owens vs. Big Cass & Enzo: Everything started with Jericho hosting the Highlight Reel with Kevin Owens as his guest. I’ll be honest, these two are money together and while they were cutting a promo, Seth Rollins came out. Mick Foley sent officials to stop him because he’s not medically cleared as he’s dealing with a rib injury from the match at the PPV. When Rollins was sent to the back, the music of Enzo & Big Cass hit and they made their way to the ring. After going back and forth with each other, the match was made. As far as the match, it was pretty good with Owens hitting a nasty powerbomb on Enzo to pick up the win.
Bayley vs. Anna Fields: This was basically a squash match.
Overall Rating: 7.5/10- This wasn’t a bad edition of Monday Night Raw, it just seemed sluggish at times. For some reason the cruiserweights aren’t getting the response I’d expected and it still pisses me off some fans chant stupid shit.
Top 5 Happenings from Monday Night Raw:
- Rich Swann & Cedric Alexander vs. Drew Gulak & Lince Durado
- New Day vs. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson
- Roman Reigns vs. Rusev
- Charlotte/Sasha Banks Segment
- J. Perkins vs. Tony Niese
What did you think about this edition of Monday Night Raw? What are your thoughts about the cruiserweights? Head to the comments section below and give me some feedback. Also, this is my final review of Monday Night Raw for the foreseeable future, hopefully I can do it much later though.