Welcome to another edition of Monday Night Raw as they hail from Oklahoma City. Last week, was a pretty good edition of Monday Night Raw and as they continue towards Summerslam less than 4 weeks ago. Let’s see how things play out!!!
Opening Segment: The Authority opened Monday Night Raw and they had quite a few announcements. Triple H confirmed that Summerslam would be 4 hours this year, and then he announced a few matches that would take place later in the night. Rollins grabbed the mic and proclaimed himself as the greatest WWE Champion of all-time and that brought out John Cena. Cena asked Triple H & Stephanie for a match against Rollins for the WWE Championship, in which Rollins basically said no, but Stephanie cut him off and asked the people if they wanted the match. Stephanie said no and said Cena got to earn it, but Triple H said no one want to see the World title defended on Monday Night Raw, but Cena would defend his U.S. title against Rollins because that’s what’s best for business.
Big Show vs. Dean Ambrose: This was actually a pretty good match, Ambrose got in a lot of offense on Show, but in the end Show hit him with a KO punch when Ambrose tried to hit the suicide dive.
Sasha Banks vs. Paige: Wow!! This was a really good, physical match-up between these two. I’m really loving this Divas Revolution and who woulda thought we would get a Divas match that lasted about 20 minutes on Monday Night Raw.
Bray Wyatt/Luke Harper Promo: Really good promo from both men and loved how they explained why they’re back together.
Charlotte & Becky Lynch vs. Nikki Bella & Alicia Foxx: This was a pretty good match and it was good to see Becky Lynch picked up the win. It was later revealed that Alicia Foxx suffered a concussion in the match and hopefully she’ll be fine and recover quickly from it.
Randy Orton vs. Kevin Owens: This was a pretty good match until Sheamus got involved by hitting the Brogue Kick on Orton. I would welcome a feud between Owens & Orton in the future, but Cesaro came out to help Orton and cleared house until he was hit with the Pop-Up Powerbomb. If they make the Cesaro/Owens match for Summerslam, it will be a really good one.
John Cena vs. Seth Rollins: Wow!! What a match between these two, as expected and how tough is John Cena continuing the match despite a broken nose. It seems like these two will meet again for the WWE Championship at Summerslam. If this match is any indication how the match at Summerslam will go, then we’re in for a good one. It has been reported that Cena underwent emergency surgery and could be out several weeks, but we’ll see because Cena is one of the toughest dudes ever in the business.
Neville vs. Fandango: I just wish they would do something with Neville because he’s a really good wrestler. I think matches with Stardust could be really good though.
Rusev/Summer Rae Segment: This was a weird and awful segment, but at least we got to see Lana.
Lucha Dragons vs. Los Matadores: The WWE dropped the ball on the Lucha Dragons when they first came up from NXT.
Overall Rating: 7.5/10- This was another good edition of Monday Night Raw and I’m very curious or possibly concerned with Summerslam being 4 hours this year and only one match being confirmed. There’s plenty matches that are in the works, but nothing has been confirmed and I’m sure there will be great matches on the card. There were some really good matches on Monday Night Raw and some storylines progressing, from the Divas, Cena/Rollins and the Owens/Orton match that saw involvement from Cesaro and Sheamus.
Top 5 Happenings from Monday Night Raw:
1) Seth Rollins vs. John Cena
2) John Cena Wrestling with a Shattered Nose
3) Divas Revolution
4) Randy Orton vs. Kevin Owens
5) Opening Segment