Match Ratings For 10/12/20 WWE Raw From Sean Ross Sapp


  • Before the show, Lince Dorado and Metalik go to Raw, Gable to to Smackdown as DRAFT PICKS. They were free agents!!!
  • The Fiend, Randy Orton, Charlotte to Raw, Street Profits and Bayley to Smackdown
  • I love Street Profits as first round picks. It makes them look important, and it's what Smackdown would do to answer their tag titles getting picked up by Raw
  • Braun Strowman, Matt Riddle, Jeff Hardy to Raw. Kevin Owens and Daniel Bryan to Smackdown.
  • Retribution sans Mercedes gets picked by Raw, Keith Lee, also Alexa Bliss. Lars Sullivan and King Corbin to Smackdown. Gonna need a storyline explanation of why Retribution got picked.
  • Elias, Lacey Evans, Sheamus to Raw. Cesaro, Nakamura, Sami Zayn to Smackdown.
  • Nikki Cross, Dabba Kato, R-Truth to Raw. Roode & Ziggler and Crews to Smackdown.
  • Peyton Royce, Titus, Akira Tozawa to Raw. Aleister Black & Carmella to Smackdown
Batista: I Finished My Career On My Terms, Nothing Is Bringing Me Back

Opening segment

  • Randy Orton mentioning Drew McIntyre hadn't been pinned in almost a year. I love it.
  • Drew McIntyre comes out and reiterates that point, which I'm all for.
  • They end up fighting and Drew McIntyre sends Randy Orton packing.
  • We see them fighting backstage during the battle royal. They brawl to close the show, too.

Kevin Owens defeated Aleister Black

  • Owens vs. Black 4.
  • They have a great, fast pace, and spill outside pretty quickly.
  • Owens does a tough cannonball onto the barricade.
  • That freaking Meteora from Aleister Black. It was off the top rope, onto tabled chairs. Oh my god.
  • Owens wins with a powerbomb through a table.
  • Owens is on a roll in the ring.

Miz TV

  • Bless Miz and whoever came up with the idea of continuing that he has influence over USA Network and Fox.
  • Mandy Rose says moving her to Raw was petty. Dana and Mandy says there's no jealousy between them and no issue in the battle royal tonight.
  • Lana and Natalya come out and talk trash. A brawl breaks out and vomit inducing camera work ensues. LET THEM WORK.
  • Back from commercial, Lars Sullivan shows up and beats the crap out of both guys.

AJ Styles defeated Jeff Hardy and Seth Rollins

  • Seth Rollins is out to talk trash, but Jeff Hardy makes his way out.
  • AJ Styles follows him out and laughs at his own jokes.
  • Hardy challenges them to a Triple Threat Tag Team Match. That won't work, Jeff.
  • This match is really good.
  • Styles with an Ushigoroshi. Rollins with a dive.
  • Hardy does a wild ass tornado DDT. That Jeff Hardy tornado DDT was like banking a three pointer in from 40 feet. It was ugly as hell, but then it landed and you're like hell yeah, man.
  • Elias appears and cracks Jeff Hardy with a guitar. Elias attacking Jeff Hardy, because Sheamus FRAMED HIM!!!!
  • AJ Styles gets the win.
  • You should go out of your way to check out this match.
  • Elias doesn't believe that Jeff Hardy DIDN'T run him over. He's got a new album coming out, and is doing a concert next week.

Dana & Mandy defeated the BOATS

  • Lana slaps Mandy after rest-holding Dana.
  • They have Lana working the lion's share of this match, and it's a good thing.
  • Mandy does a really weird rolling clothesline.
  • Dana Brooke wins with a somersault senton off Mandy Rose's shoulders
  • Natalya says she's done and this isn't working out. Lana is crying in the ring.

Angel Garza defeated Andrade

  • Zelina is on commentary. She says she's contractually obligated to be there.
  • New gear GOOFIN for Andrade and Garza. I love the colors. I love the bright, vivid, different gear out of Andrade and Garza. I long for a time when everything wasn't just black and red.
  • Angel Garza wins with the Wing Clipper.
  • This was a good sprint, but a little quick. I'm okay with that.
  • The Fiend's music hits and Alexa Bliss is in the ring upside down.
  • Sister Abigail on Zelina and Andrade. IN STEREO.

WWE Raw Tag Team Titles I Think
New Day (c) defeated Roode & Ziggler

  • There is a really great double team move where Roode pops up Ziggler into a FameAsser
  • Woods is on FIRE. Honor Roll and a two for one cannonball dropkick/Mark Henry guillotine.
  • This was another good match.
  • Apparently the Midnight Hour is a Coup De Grace with a Demolition Decapitator backbreaker now.

If Ricochet Wins, Hurt Business Leaves Him Alone, If Cedric Wins, Ricochet Joins Hurt Business
Ricochet defeated Cedric Alexander (w/ Hurt Business)

  • Ricochet pitches a match where if he wins, it's over. If he loses, he joins the Hurt Business.
  • Really good promo out of Ricochet and Hurt Business.
  • Cedric does a nice slam that I can't really explain.
  • Ricochet sells like crazy.
  • We finally see some stuff out of Ricochet that makes you realize how unbelievable he is.
  • BEAUTIFUL Michinoku Driver.
  • Ref bump, and Ricochet fakes getting hit with a chair to win.
  • Ricochet pulls an Eddie Guerrero on Cedric just a few days after what would have been Eddie's 53rd birthday.

Top Contender Match
Battle Royal
Lana wins

  • The Ol Tamina-Nia showdown gets Tamina tossed out. Billie is next. Nia eliminates Mandy & Dana too.
  • Shayna eliminates Nia Jax. Nia flips out and puts Lana through a table.
  • Natalya eliminates Peyton. Lacey tosses Nikki.
  • Bianca double chickenwings Shayna out. Riott Squad eliminate Bianca.
  • Lacey and Natalya toss out Riott Squad at the same time.
  • Natalya holds on and eliminates Lacey, but LANA APPEARS and tosses her out!
  • Wow!

Rating Guide
10- Perfect, 9- MOTY Territory, 8- Excellent, 7- Great, 6- Good, 5- Average to above average, 4- Slightly below average, 3 or below: Poor

Each match starts at a 5 and slides up and down based on entertainment, execution, time, environment, reaction and stakes. The ratings are in no way an indication of a "star rating," which is a completely different system. A standard, non-offensive "TV match" lands at a 5. The gap between 5.75-6 is generally the largest, with anything reaching 6 being recommended viewing.
These are opinions, and incredibly inconsistent ones that may change upon a second viewing, or sitting on the match for a period of time. Don't take them too seriously, and have (and share) your own!

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