Sean Raw Sapp (7/3): Match Ratings, Podcast Notes, Analysis

Enzo's opening promo

  • Enzo Amore's promo is awesome.
  • I love that he knows that Big Cass was taking advantage of his skills on the mic. 
  • Enzo says a ton of bad shit happened to him with Big Cass looking out for him.
  • The "you sees" don't seem as unnatural with Enzo.
  • At some point this turns into white meat babyface.
  • Enzo says Cass is a seven-foot catchphrase that he wrote. DAMN
  • Backstage, Cass is being interviewed and Enzo jumps him. Hot damn!
  • I think Enzo and Cass will be just fine. Especially if Cass fixes his cadence on promos.

Sasha Banks & Bayley defeated Nia Jax & Alexa Bliss
4.75/10

  • It took all of a minute for a botch.
  • I'm a fan of Alexa Bliss' selling. 
  • Bayley is taken out of the match by Nia Jax. 
  • Sasha gets the win. 

Backstage Crappenings 

  • Braun Strowman hilariously thinks Roman Reigns won't be at GBOF. He wants competition.
  • Titus O'Neil talks Apollo Crews into taking the match against Strowman in a good segment.

Cedric Alexander defeated Noam Dar (w/ Alicia Fox)
5.25/10

  • Dar is getting better each week.
  • Happy to see Fox back.
  • Lumbar Check, impressive as always. 

Miz TV

  • Miz has the Miztourage, and cuts a promo on Dean Ambrose.
  • Ambrose wants his rematch, but Heath Slater wants his shot. Awesome.
  • For all of the good Miz does on the mic, I'm not a fan of his "when my hand goes up" line. It's lame. 
  • Miz has to defend against Slater tonight, and Ambrose Sunday. Angle put Miz in his place. 

Intercontinental Championship
The Miz (c) (w/ Miztourage) defeated Heath Slater (w/ Rhyno)

5.75/10

  • Miz has to wrestle in his regular clothes, which causes a pant split.
  • Slater has no chance here, but the crowd is good and the match is fine. 
  • This could be Slater's best singles match ever. 
  • It's been a while since we saw Miz with cronies. 
  • The Miztourage beats up Ambrose after the match. 
  • "I guarantee there will be no kissing this Sunday between Lesnar & Joe" - NO SHIT, COLE!?

Goldust segment

  • Goldust cuts an updated version of his classic promos.
  • Goldust needs the wigs and the mind games. 
  • R-Truth is behind Goldust and beats him up. 

Seth Rollins defeated Curt Hawkins

  • Promo. Squash. Promo. Nothing to see here.
  • Later Bray Wyatt is in the desert or something.

Brock Lesnar and Samoa Joe

  • This is great and real and natural.
  • SAMOA JOE IS DOING EVERYONE! SAMOA HOE.
  • I wonder if WWE had any idea this feud would be this awesome. Joe hunts Lesnar down and tries to fight him.
  • Joe/Lesnar is more about what WWE should be about. A bunch of dudes who want to fight. Being a coward in WWE should be rare.

Neville defeated Mustafa Ali
6.25/10

  • Neville is outstanding. The heel turn has changed his life.
  • Mustafa Ali compliments him so well.
  • This has been the best male match on Raw in weeks. 
  • Mustafa can sell his ass off, and Neville can give him a real good reason to. 

Finn Balor defeated Cesaro (w/ Sheamus)
6.5/10

  • This is one of those cases where you have two really talented guys in the ring and it's just there at the start. Fortunately, it really picked up
  • I get the feeling Cesaro will be lost in the shuffle without Sheamus, just like he was before.
  • Matt Hardy is excellent on commentary, Jeff Hardy is not. 
  • Elias Samson, then the Hardy Boyz get involved.
  • Balor hit one of his best Coup De Graces ever.

Braun Strowman defeated Apollo Crews (w/ Titus O'Neil)
6/10

  • Braun wants to HURT PEOPLE.
  • Titus brings out Apollo Crews.
  • Braun beats him up really bad, but Apollo has a hope spot. 
  • Braun Strowman with the damndest standing moonsault reversal and three powerslams.
  • Man, this is really good. Titus in the ring protecting his client. He gets his ass kicked though.
  • Strowman puts Crews in the ambulance, but Reigns is in there! 
  • Reigns spears Strowman off the stage!

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