- Becky Lynch says Sasha Banks couldn't make it because of the last beating Becky gave her.
- I appreciate the commentary team trying to explain why Charlotte would care to fight for Smackdown, but it doesn't make sense.
- The crowd is HOT. That's been the case more often than not for Raw of late. It makes such a big difference.
- Charlotte attacks Becky after saying she just wants to be her friend.
- Charlotte and Becky brawl into the break. When we come back, Charlotte is in control. I love Charlotte bringing back the headscissor stomps. Such a good heel move. She slings Becky into the buckle.
- Charlotte and Becky Lynch still have outstanding chemistry, and this match feels special with no title shot on the line.
- Becky gets out of a Boston Crab and kicks out of a Natural Selection. Same for a Big Boot.
- Charlotte Flair has all the flashy stuff in this match, but Becky Lynch keeps kicking out.
- Becky Lynch pins Charlotte with a quick crucifix pin!
Draft Stuff And Backstage Crappenings
- The Draft War Room stuff doesn't bother me. It's over the top, but oh well.
- The full draft selections can be seen at this link.
- Good on WWE straight away explaining the Women's Tag Titles will still be cross-branded. Eliminated any confusion or questioning.
- We see Colin Jost and Michael Che in the Weekend Update area talking WWE Draft.
- Vic Joseph didn't have a good segment, misspelling "fabulous" and calling USA "US Network."
- Dio Maddin explaining that Samoa Joe's injury caused him to slip in the draft.
- Tozawa was in Friday's pool. Even thought WWE didn't announce it, I'm gonna assume that anyone not drafted Friday was also eligible tonight.
- Lana gets massaged by Bobby Lashley
- The OC attack the Street Profits backstage.
Andrade (w/ Zelina) defeated Ali
- Zelina calls the Four Horsewomen the Four Horsefaces.
- This is a great pairing. Ali is bumping his ass off for Andrade.
- Lawler asks Dio Maddin to explain the draft rules and then Vic interrupts them.
- Andrade has thrown Ali off the top rope, into the post, and triangled him in the ropes.
- Andrade takes a tumble over the top rope. Ali tope con hilos over Zelina.
- Jerry Lawler was dogshit in this match.
- Zelina hits a flying headscissors on Ali and Andrade wins with a Hammerlock DDT.
WWE Raw Tag Team Championships
Viking Raiders defeated Roode & Ziggler (c) to win the titles
- Erick and Ivar CRUSH really early and they sold me a ticket. I thought they had the match won right out of the gate.
- Roode and Ziggler post Erick. Erick them sends Ziggler through the barricade at ringside.
- They have something in the Viking Raiders. They've been built well, they don't lose, they can work, and they're over.
- Erick kicks out of a Spinebuster Zig Zag and takes a Fameasser oddly.
- Ivar breaks up a pin after a Glorious DDT.
- Viking Experience wins it!!! That almost went awry.
- New tag team champions!
Aleister Black defeated Eric Young
- Eric Young on Raw! Finally
- Aleister beats his ass, but Young ducks out.
- After some counters, Black applies his behind the back Dragon Sleeper, the Dark Ritual.
Ricochet defeated Shelton Benjamin
- Shelton Benjamin gets a good back suplex and freefall flapjack.
- Ricochet fights back with some kicks and springboard attacks.
- Ricochet lands on his feet on a belly to belly superplex attempt. Recoil and pin.
- Jerry Lawler brings out Braun Strowman and Tyson Fury.
- Strowman says Fury came to steal his spotlight to further his career.
- Fury says he came to WWE to see Strowman because everyone's talked about him.
- Fury cuts a way way better promo than WWE scripted for him last Friday.
- Tyson Fury breaks an ink pen. lol.
Buddy Murphy defeated Cedric Alexander
- Murphy and Cedric both have a ton of great counters.
- Cedric takes a crazy bump off a springboard spot.
- It seems like Vic never calls the Meteora. That and a big knee hit for Murphy, as does a tope con hilo.
- Cedric hits the suicide dive HARD.
- Cheeky Nandos, sitdown powerbomb and Murphy's Law gets the win.
Kabuki Warriors defeated Lacey & Natalya
- Been asking for a Natalya/Lacey team for over a month *dabs*. Lacey is Natalya's mystery partner.
- Lacey Sparta kicks Kairi. Kairi gave her a receipt with a spinning backfist and a neckbreaker on the floor.
- Kabuki Warriors are going to get over big time.
- Asuka applies a toe hold, but gets put in the Sharpshooter.
- Kairi stops the hold. Through the commercial, Kabuki Warriors control.
- Lacey gets a weird hot tag. Her offense needs a whole lot of work.
- This match is falling apart.
- Kairi sells a Women's Right amazingly. Asuka rolls up Lacey for the pin.
- Seth Rollins addressing Hell in a Cell about as well as he can without going heel. He says he did what he had to do. He's going Fiend hunting tonight.
- Firefly Funhouses run during the show.
- Rollins vs. The Fiend Falls Count Anywhere is set for Crown Jewel.
- Rollins shows up on Firefly Funhouse and attacks Bray.
- Bray doesn't know why Seth is attacking him.
- Seth Rollins sets FIREFLY FUNHOUSE ON FIRE.
- Well, that's a wrap. I don't know what to make of this.
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. Don't take them too seriously, and have (and share) your own!
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