Smackdown Live Review! February 27th, 2018
I sat down and watched Smackdown Live last night without taking note, simply for the idea that I could enjoy the show for what it was and then I would rewatch in the morning when I wrote my review. I’m glad I did. This was one of the best episodes of Smackdown that I’ve seen in a while. I’ve become emotionally invested in a pay per view that is pretty much filler before WrestleMania.
Our show starts out with John Cena. He gets a mixed crowd reaction but that doesn’t phase ol John, he’s here and ready to go. He delivers a passionate promo about finding his road to WrestleMania and how it comes through Smackdown. He says he wants in on the title match at FastLane. My heart sank a little at this moment. Then…Shane McMahon comes out. Shane praises John for being one of the greats and how this is the land of opportunity…but then out comes Daniel Bryan. He says he’ll give John a chance at the FastLane title match if he can beat his opponent tonight…AJ Styles!
Baron Corbin vs Sami Zayn:
Corbin looks strong throughout most of the match, hitting some excellent spots in this matchup. Sami has his moments as well. Kevin Owens was on commentary so that seemed to be a focal point of a lot of the match. The twist here comes when Dolph Ziggler comes out of nowhere and super kicks KO, to which KO and his chair fall down. While this is going on, Baron hits the End of Days on Sami and gets the win. Ziggler then proceeds to hit a Zig Zag on Corbin and leaves the ring. Everyone is laid out. Great match overall and the addition of KO commentary made it even better.
Winner: Baron Corbin
Ruby Riott (with Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan) versus Naomi (with Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair)
Decent match between the two, nothing really that special to go over. The match wasn’t really anything to write home about. Naomi got a few good flurries in but Ruby ended up winning with a Riott Kick after Naomi missed a running bulldog into the corner.
Winner: Ruby Riott
Backstage we see the Fashion Police with actorman Josh Duhamel. He plugs the Tupac/Notorious B.I.G. and another show of his. New Day show up as well. Mindless comedy skit to be honest.
New Day make their way to the ring. They cut a promo on making their way to WrestleMania and facing their biggest rivals at FastLane. Out come the USOs with another great promo about how they’ve been in the WWE for 9 years and been to zero WrestleManias. As they go on about how they are the future, Big E interrupts and says they earned their spots at every Mania they’ve been to. They didn’t stand on the sidelines, they rushed the field. Big E delivers an incredible promo here and I’d highly recommend watching it somewhere because it’s worth your time. Both tag teams are fantastic and I’m excited for something that I’ve seen many times before. Just as tensions start to boil, out come the Bludgeon Brothers. Everyone leaves the ring as they enter.
Next is Aiden English and Rusev talking to Shane McMahon. They complain about not being on TV for two weeks and Shane puts Aiden in a match against Shinsuke Nakamura. Easy peezy.
Ziggler is next on the promo list, saying he doesn’t want to get lost in the shuffle and that he’ll win at FastLane and go on to WrestleMania.
Bobby Roode is after this, saying he wants to be the greatest United States Champion and that he’s excited to face Orton. Randy shows up and talks about how he wants that title since it’s the only one he hasn’t had.
Aiden English vs Shinsuke Nakamura
Aiden sings a song before with the words at the bottom of the screen. Entertaining as always. Shinsuke makes his way to the ring and we get this thing started. Aiden English got some really good offense in on the Royal Rumble winner. Notable parts of the match were pretty much all of Aiden English’s offense, the Death Valley driver on Nakamura, and the beautiful Kinshasa at the end of the match to give Nakamura the win.
As Shinsuke‘s music plays and he celebrates, John Cena’s music hits and he walks down to the ring. Both Cena and Nakamura point at the WrestleMania sign. The sign stands tall over them.
AJ Styles vs John Cena:
This is the most aggressive I’ve seen John Cena in a long while. He came after AJ with a fury, like a man on a mission. He hit a beautiful Blue Thunder Bomb on AJ at one point that made me think AJ would lose right then and there. There were many near falls, almost count outs, and kicks at two that had me on the edge of my seat for the first time in a long time. After what seemed like the 50th AA of the match, John finally picks up the win.
Winner: John Cena
After the match, all hell breaks loose. Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens run down to the ring, Baron Corbin attacks Cena from behind, then so do Sami and Kevin. Kevin then attacks AJ. A wild Dolph Ziggler appears and super kicks everyone, then attacks Styles. Cena then attacks Ziggler and then the show ends.
This episode of Smackdown was light years ahead of last weeks episode. Each match provided good entertainment and more than one storyline had progression this week. I am not a fan of Cena being added to the match at FastLane. The possibility of ruining Styles vs Nakamura at WrestleMania makes me angry but I have faith that WWE will find something for John to do besides getting involved in the one match that actually made me want to be at Mania this year.
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Its that time again folks… Monday Night Raw!
Last night we had the Elimination Chamber in Las Vegas, Nevada. Roman Reigns fulfilled his destiny and became the man to face Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania, Asuka kept her streak alive by beating Nia Jax, Ronda Rousey slams Triple H through a table, and Alexa Bliss retained her Raw Women’s title in a fantastic Elimination Chamber match.
Raw starts off with Alexa Bliss and Mickie James. They come out all buddy buddy. We get more recaps from last night.
Alexa says she amazes herself and gloats about winning the first ever women’s Elimination Chamber match. She praises Mickie James then cuts down everyone else she fought against last night. She points at the sign, saying she’s going to Wrestlemania. That’s the first sign point of the night. That sign has lots of opponents.
Cue Asuka. She walks quickly down to the ring, looking like a woman on a mission. We may finally find out who she’ll challenge for Wrestlemania. The crowd chants “Asuka’s gunnakill you!” Alexa pokes fun at her for not being 100% after the Nia Jax attack last night. She makes fun of Asuka’s English, speaking slowly to her. Asuka looks extra crazy. Nia Jax’s music hits and runs to the ring. Asuka punches everyone before Nia runs her down. Mickie, Nia, and Alexa go to beat up Asuka but Bayley and Sasha come to the rescue. Nia kills everyone in the ring and the heels (including Mickie James now I guess) leave the ring.
Asuka, Bayley, and Sasha Banks vs. Mickie James, Nia Jax, and Alexa Bliss
We come back from commercial to find a random 6 woman tag match happening. This match started really well with lots of energy but it’s kind of died since Sasha made the hard tag on Bayley. I don’t know if she’s sore or what but she doesn’t look into it. Sasha goes to take on Alexa outside the ring and gets clobbered by Nia. Wow. After another commercial Sasha and Nia are in the ring. Nia beats on Sasha for a bit then James comes in to take over. Alexa comes in and stomps on Sasha. The Boss goes for a tag and Bayley jumps away! Asuka gets tagged in instead and she runs wild on everyone in the ring. Mickie James is in the ring getting pummeled by Asuka. Asuka makes her tap with the arm bar. Good match to start off Raw.
Winner: Asuka, Bayley, and Sasha Banks
Video package of a sad John Cena. He’s sad about not having a match for Wrestlemania. Don’t worry John, we’ve got something in mind for you…
Sad John Cena makes his way to the ring. He shakes Coach’s hand because he’s a good guy like that. He looks at the Mania sign. Longing for the days when his spot was guaranteed. He says he failed last night. He delivers passionate promo on failure and being tested. He said he spent 5 minutes feeling sorry for himself then he said he figured it out. He points at the Wrestlemania sign (that’s two points at the sign. The sign remains unphased) and the crowd gives a mixed reaction to his speech and he does the John Cena thing and takes it all in stride. He’s fired up and says he’s going to do something about it. He’s putting out a Mania challenge to….The Undertaker?! *At this moment I tossed my computer against the wall, Power bombed my fiancé on the floor, and hit my neighbors with an elbow drop from the balcony* John says that match is not happening. He says it’s impossible. He says he’s going to Smackdown because that’s where his road to Wrestlemania lies. My heart is broken. My fiancé is concerned with Cory Graves’s hair instead. She is loopy from the power bomb.
Bray Wyatt comes out to the ring. Heath Slater is waiting in the ring. Bray gets in and kills Slater and Rhyno. The crowd chants “DELETE!” Slater takes more of a beating. Apparently this was supposed to be a match but the bell never rang. Bray grabs a mic and blames the whooping he gave to Slater and Rhyno on Matt Hardy. He says the Great War is far from over. Oh joy. He says he’s coming for Matt and tells him to run.
Miz and company are in the ring. Axel has a snazzy suit and Bo still has that silly glove on. I miss the gold jackets from last night. Miz chastises Anaheim for not being Los Angeles. Miz is 62 days from being the longest reigning Intercontinental Champion of All Time. That’s an accomplishment. He names all those people that won’t be longest reigning IC champ. He goes on about how awesome he is and points at the Mania sign (Three times. Sign still stands tall) He says he should be main eventingWrestlemania, but blames Kurt Angle for that. He says the IC title is the most prestigious and honorable title in WWE (I agree). He goes off about a possible match at Mania. He calls out a mystery opponent for tonight. Its Seth Rollins.
Seth Rollins vs. The Miz
Seth and Miz exchange volleys right from the start. The crowd is behind Rollins on this one. Rollins gets the upper hand and sends Miz out of the ring. He goes for a suicide dive but the Miztourage pulls Miz away. Back to the ring. Seth gets distracted and Miz sends him to the floor. Miz works Rollins on the outside then tosses him in the ring and pins him. 2 count. Miz takes control of the match. Rollins mounts a comeback, goes for a pin, but Miz kicks out. Miz knocks Rollins outside again annnnd we go to commercial. We come back to Miz and Rollins chopping and kicking each other back and forth. Rollins picks up steam and hits a slingblade on Miz, then a Blockbuster before going for the pin. Miz kicks. Miz hits a nasty looking DDT on Rollins and goes to pin but Rollins kicks. The crowd is behind this match for sure. Miz builds momentum with corner kicks and such. He gets to the top rope but it knocked off by Seth. Seth climbs up and hits him with the Superplex/Falcon Arrow combo. Miz kicks but everyone is losing it. Miz goes for a Skull Crushing finale but Seth reverses to a roll up. Miz kicks. Miz rolls outside and Seth flies outside on to everyone. Back in the ring Seth hits the knee move he does. He then jumps about 600 feet to hit Miz with a frog splash on the other side of the ring. Hell of a match.
Winner: Seth Rollins.
Finn Balors music hits right away. Finn smiles as usual. Hearts melt. Seth looks confused. My fiancé starts dancing to his music. I need to fight Balor now. I guess that’s my match for Mania. We go to a commercial. As we come back, Finn Balor is facing Miz
Finn Balor vs the Miz
DQ right away as the Miztourage attack Finn. The Good Brother comes out and cleans house. The Miz stalks Finn Balor in the ring. Kurt Angle appears on the screen. He ejects everyone from ringside and says If there is no winner, the Miz isn’t going to Mania. Miz attacks Finn and goes for the pin but Finn kicks. He tries again and Finn Balor kicks again. Finn takes control as he beats Miz around a little bit. More clashes and Miz takes control as we go to the next break
Back from break and the match continues. Seth is backstage watching the match. Finn has taken control and looks like he’s on a roll. He gets a near fall. More volleys are exchanged and Finn does the Yes! Kicks on Miz, he goes to pin but Miz kicks. Finn Balor hits the Coupe de Gras for the win
Winner: Finn Balor
Seth and the loveliest of lovelies, Renee Young, are backstage. He goes off about Finn trying to upstage him. Says he’ll pave his way to Mania and wants the Miz at Wrestlemania.
Roman Reigns comes out to the ring. He’s coming out to call out the Beast, Brock Lesnar. The crowd boos him mercilessly. He calls out Brock for not showing up tonight. Says Brock is an entitled piece of crap. Say’s he’s sick of Brock, just like everyone else in the back. Roman is giving a great promo, scripted or not, it shows the passion the man has for this business. After that promo, Brock will most likely murder Roman, but it’ll be great to watch live at Mania so I support it.
Backstage phone promo with Braun Strowman. He makes some puns about Elias and their match tonight.
Out come the Bar. They have a two out of three falls match vs Titus World Wide
The Bar vs Titus World Wide
Brogue kick to Titus for a quick pin. One fall down. Cesaro and Sheamus celebrate outside the ring. My fiance says she likes Sheamus’ hair better than Cory Graves’. Apollo and Titus show great teamwork, a continuation from last night. Titus shows off his strength while Apollo his agility. The two teams have another good back and forth before Cesaro and Sheamus hit a spiked White Noise and get the second pin
Winner: The Bar
Sheamus is on the mic after the match and cuts a promo saying they don’t know who they’ll face at WrestleMania since they’ve beaten everyone. I wonder who it could be??
Next Elias is in the ring. He took exception to Braun Strowman calling his music noise pollution and cuts a promo on him. Their match is next
Braun Strowman vs Elias
Elias puts up some decent offense in this match but it’s mostly dominated by Braun. The finish comes when Braun sprays Elias with a fire extinguisher.
The match is done but the brawl continues with Elias being knocked out of the ring and making his way up the ramp. Braun, who apparently wasn’t finished with him, lays chase. Elias almost ends up through the announce table but a cleverly placed eye rake saves him and he runs backstage. As the backstage antics ensue, we see a limo pull up. It’s Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.
After the break we make it to the ring where Triple H and Stephanie have made their way too. She blames Kurt angle for the chaos of last nights contract signing and says that even though Ronda believed Kurt, what she did last night was not okay in the WWE. She says Ronda reports to her and wants an apology from Kurt Angle. Out comes Ronda Rousey. Kurt stops her and tells her coming to the WWE is the best thing she could have done. Ronda says she’s never been slapped before in her life and feels disrespected. Kurt said he lied last night about what the McMahons had said. Blames it on the pneumonia. Stephanie thanks Kurt for clearing the air and that she understands why Ronda did what she did. Ronda says everything is settled from last night except the slap. She says if she doesn’t get an apology she’ll rip Stephanie’s arm out of its socket. Steph apologizes and things seem all good. As they go to leave the ring, Triple H decks Kurt Angle and that’s the end of that.
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Now it’s time for Smackdown Live!
The fabulous Renee Young interviews AJ Styles. The crowd is going bananas for AJ. They go over the Fatal-5 way match, then out comes Baron Corbin. He says talks about his match and says he’ll win the championship. He is interrupted by Kevin Owens who, surprisingly, says he’ll win the title as well. Baron and Owens trade barbs for a minute then AJ makes a really awkward joke. Honestly this wasn’t a great segment. It could have been a lot better. Luckily Shane McMahon comes out to save the day. He makes a match between KO and Dolph Ziggler…and it’s happening right now.
Kevin Owens vs. Dolph Ziggler
This match has a good aggressive start, both men exchanging momentum at a fairly decent pace, atleast enough to keep the crowds happy. Ziggler hit an impressive jumping DDT that seems to be a regular for him. Kevin selling like a champ also helped in that regard. Kevin Owens hit a middle rope elbow drop and a swanton bomb that got the crowd further excited. Just as it looked like Ziggler would have the upper hand, here comes Sami Zayn. Ziggler turns his attention to Zayn and catches a super kick from Owens. Owens picks up the win here in a good starting match for Smackdown.
After a small break we get Jinder Mahal. He says he’s got a secret about Bobby Roode. It’s about the Top 10 list. A collective eye roll can be felt around the world. Jinder shows how Roode put himself as #1 and left of Randy Orton. This brings out the Glorious one. Jinder starts to fan the flames of war between Roode and Orton. Bobby does his best to retort before Randy Orton makes his way to the ring. They all go back and forth which culminates in Jinder standing tall over a laid out Roode and Orton. I’m not entirely sure who’s feuding for the title at this point. Jinder appears to be the sneaky heel, turning everyone against one another.
Backstage we get Shane and Daniel Bryan. They argue, like usual, about the US title picture, and about the WWE championship match. Shane then makes Randy Orton vs Bobby Roode at Fastlane. Should be interesting to say the least.
Charlotte/Naomi/Becky Lynch vs the Riott Squad
While not being a big fan of 6 person tag matches, I did enjoy this one a lot. Naomi was a standout with her athleticism hitting many good spots. Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, and Sarah Logan all looked solid in the ring with a good amount of time for each to show what they’ve got. Charlotte was good as always, that goes without saying. Becky ended up taking a Riott kick to the face and was pinned. The match itself was really good plus or minus a few spots. Worth the watch.
KO and Sami Zayn are backstage. Sami says he owes Kevin the help. He goes on to say that he’ll help him win the WWE title. Kevin looks confused the whole time and they end it with a hug. The plot thickens!
New Day vs Gable and Benjamin
Xaiver woods had some good offense in this, reminding me that he’s more than just a mouth piece. Big E and Chad Gable had a good back and forth involving quite a few belly to belly suplex spots . Benjamin hit a nasty looking spine buster on Woods at one point that made by back hurt all the way on the couch. The match comes to with an end little bit of Kofi interference and Xaiver Woods hitting a shining wizard and pinning blank. Relatively quick match with a few fun spots. As New Day goes to leave the Bludgeon Brothers music hits. They walk to the ring broodingly, stopping right next to the New Day. Rowan turns towards them but Harper puts his hand out and turns him back towards the ring.
Charlotte has a backstage phone promo about Ruby Riott
The Bludgeon Brothers vs *insert local tag team*
The Bludgeon Brothers killed them. The end. Time for a real fight boys.
Next is a Ruby Riott phone promo. She talks about the match and challenges Naomi for next week, along with Charlotte for Fastlane.
After a break is another Phone promo with Baron Corbin. Regular Fastlane promo. He says he’s going to win. Not a bad promo but I can’t get behind the phone things anymore.
We get a Shinsuke Nakamura video package (instead of the real thing)
Main Event time!
AJ Styles vs Baron Corbin
AJ starts out aggressive, not giving Corbin any room, but doesn’t keep it up for long as a fresh Corbin is out there with something to prove. As the match goes on they show Dolph Ziggler watching on the TV backstage. Back to the ring and we get Baron in full control. AJ gets a small window and really turns up the heat on Corbin with a few powerful volleys before he is throw into the announce table. Style immediately bounces back and responds with a Phenomenal forearm. At this point the pace really picks up. Baron hits an amazing Deep 6 on AJ that made me think he my spin out of the ring and into the sky. After another great back and forth AJ hits another Phenomenal forearm and gets the pin on Baron Corbin. But wait…there’s more! Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens show up and beat AJ down. Kevin rolls outside and begins getting the announce table ready for destruction. It looks hopeless for Styles, when all the sudden Baron Corbin comes to the WWE champions rescue and stands tall at the end of the show. Excellent ending to a pretty okay show.
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RAW starts with a moment of silence for the Parkland Tragedy. They cut the sound but for a brief second I thought the whole arena went silent.
Roman comes out to the ring. We’re starting off with the Gauntlet match. WWE is swinging for the fences right from the beginning which builds my anticipation for what the show will close with. There is a brief review of what happened on last weeks RAW. Mentioning that there will be 7 men to be in the Elimination Chamber. –Insert Random announcer— asks Roman about how he feels going in towards this Sunday’s Elimination Chamber match. He gives the typical Roman Reigns promo, he says hes the only one who can beat Lesnar at Mania. He said he could have beat him and Mania 31. Out comes Seth Rollins.
Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns
The crowd chants “Burn it down” even before the two lock horns. The two exchange holds in a good back and forth, not running off and doing crazy moves but telling a good story trying to make each look equal. Roman has a good amount of momentum coming out of the commercial but its turned around with Rollins hitting a few key spots. He goes for a suicide dive but catches a right hand from Roman and that’s the end of that. Roman misses the Superman punch twice, gets reversed to a perfect looking Turnbuck Bomb, which Roman no sells and hits a Superman punch. Commercial #2 for the match… We come back to Seth on the top rope, goes for a frog splash but Roman rolls away. Both men look destroyed already. Rollins hits two suicide dives on Roman. He goes to jump off the tope rope (Phenomenal forearm?!) but catches a Superman punch for his efforts. Roman goes for the pin but Seth kicks out at 2. Seth gets Roman with a rollup pin. Awesome first part of the Gauntlet. Roman Reigns looks around in disbelief. Roman and Seth look like they’re about to fist bump when John Cena’s music hits.
Seth Rollins vs. John Cena
Rollins attacks him right away and tries to pin John. John kicks out and we go to commercial. Back from commercial to John having momentum over Seth Rollins. The mention the Ronda Rousey signing this Sunday. We get a good showing of John Cena rest holds, wearing down Rollins. John throws Seth out and Seth barely makes it back in the ring for the 10 count. John is in total control of this match. He tells Seth to stay down. Another commercial… coming back there is a good back and forth between Seth and John. Cena then takes control and hits some sort of modified stunner. I’m not sure if it has a name but if it does I want to know it. Rollins stays alive somehow as John stalks him across the ring. Rollins looks exhausted and John toys with him. This is the John Cena I like to see. He’s talking trash and looking ready to go. Rollins mounts a comeback for a second but Cena gets the upper hand. Rollins knocked off the apron and the count starts. Seth crawls back to the ring and barely gets in. We get another commercial…That’s 3 for this match alone. We come back and John is still in control. Rollins hits a sling blade out of nowhere, goes for the pin but John kicks. Another back and forth leads to Cena and Rollins on the apron. John throws Rollins into the ring post. John goes to attack Seth on the floor but Rollins rolls out of the way but John hits the stairs. The ref counts but both make it in just in time. John takes control again, goes for the AA but Seth reverses. Seth applies a cross face on Cena but Cena overpowers and reverses into an AA that’s reversed. Seth hits a frog splash on John but Cena kicks at two. John hits a quick AA but Seth somehow kicks out. Rollins has been in the match for about an 55 minutes for those keeping score at home. The crowd is chanting “Burn it down!”. Seth hits a crazy top rope superplex into Falcon arrow on Cena but John kicks out at two. Seth goes for a knee but itsreversed into a STF. Seth gets out then John gets him right back into it. Seth escapes again. Michael Cole is losing his mind currently on commentary. John gets Seth on the top rope for aAA. Seth somehow gets out of it. Seth hits John Cena with an AA. John kicks out. The crowd is electric. Cole is still losing it. Cory Graves is also yelling for no reason. Coach is still smooth as butter. Seth climbs to the top rope for a Phoenix splash, John dodges, tries for AA, Seth reverses, hits the knee, then the curb stomp. Seth gets the pin and the win! Wow….just wow. Seth Rollins is putting on a hell of a show.
Elias vs Seth Rollins
Elias goes directly for the pin but Seth kicks. Elias tries for multiple pins but cant seem to get it. Commercial time so we can all rest for a minute from all the excitement. Back from the break we find Seth locked in a half-crab by Elias. Break to the back to the graceful, wonderful Renee Young who interviews John Cena. John says Seth is great but says he’s balancing a lot but he won’t give up. Rollins breaks the hold and both men exchange blows. Rollins hits a sweet super kick but can only get a two count on Elias. Seth flies over the ropes to Elias down on the outside. Rollins looks like his knee is hurt. Both end up back in the ring. Elias hits the drift away and gets the pin on Elias. Seth is done and looks wrecked. The crowd cheers loudly for Seth as he walks to the back.
Finn Balor vs. Elias
Balor takes it to Elias right at the start. Finn hits his usual spots on Elias but doesn’t get the Coup de Gras due to Elias rolling outside the ring. Back from commercial we have Elias in control. Break to Angel of my life, Renee Young, interviewing Seth Rollins backstage. He says he needs to win Sunday. That’s about it. Elias is still in control when we come back. The crowd breaks into a “We want Strowman” chant. Elias is working over Balor’s shoulder, slowing the pace of the match down. Finn catches a break and gets Elias to the outside. Balor kicks Elias into the barricade. Back in the ring Finn starts to get on a roll but Elias hits a nasty looking clothesline. Elias hits a powerbomband goes for the pin but Finn kicks. Commercial again. Finn is in control after the break. Elias reverses a pin attempt to a Fujiwara armbar on Finn. After another back and forth Finn hits the Coup de Gras and gets the win.
Miz vs. Finn Balor
Miz’s music hits and the Miztourage comes out, minus Miz. Mizattacks Balor from behind. Miz goes for a few quick covers but Finn kicks from each. The Miz works on Finn’s arms as we go to break….again. Back from the break and we get the Mizrunning the match. Go to backstage where Her Royal Highness, the eloquent and beautiful, Renee Young, interviews Elias. He talks about the match Sunday. Copy and paste the interviews from before. Back to the ring and Finn somehow has taken control. The winner of this will face Braun Strowman next. I do not envy the winner. Finn dives outside and takes out the Miztourage after they tried to interfere. Miz gets laid out. Finn goes to the top rope but Dallas and Axel interfere and Mizknocks Balor to the mat. Miz gets the win.
The Miz vs. Braun Strowman
Miz sits in the ring, no realizing he’s about to catch some hands from the Monster Among Men. Braun comes out looking ready to beat someone down. Miz dips out of the ring and Braun follows. Miz runs through the crowd. Braun chases him down and catches him. Braun takes Miz back to the ring. Commercial break. Back from another commercial and Braun is throwing Miz around as to be expected. Miz gets a little offense but its for not. The lovely Renee Young is backstage with Finn Balor. Hesmade about the Miztourage interfering. And then he says he’ll win the Elimination Chamber and beat Lesnar. While he was talking Braun hit a dropkick on the Miz. Braun stalks the Miz. Miz gets another small boost of offense but Braun steamrolls Miz and we go back to Braun killing the Miz. Braun is distracted by the Miztourage and Miz hits a Skull Crushing Finale on Strowman. Braun kicks out and launches Miz out of the ring. Miz ends up back in the ring and Braun hits the running powerslam to end the match at almost 2 hours. He points to the Mania sign. It’s next on the list to get those hands.
Braun walks up the ramp and is stopped by Charlie, who does the standard post match interview. Braun says he’ll win at EC and defeat Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania. He then decides he is in fact not finished with the Miztourage and walks down to the ring. He kills the whole group for about 5 minutes then heads to the back.
Next is a Jeff Jarrett HOF video package.
And we come to the darling Renee Young interviewing Asuka. Honestly, this was rough to watch. Asuka is a fantastic competitor but talking is not her strength. The interview is cut short by Nia Jax as she comes to beat Asuka down.
There is another Ronda Rousey video package before we get to the second and final match of the night.
Sasha Banks/Bayley/Mickie James vs. Absolution and Alexa Bliss
The beginnings of this match really just have each of the women coming out and having a spot or two, nothing special. Business really starts to pick up when Bayley goes for a tag to Sasha. Sasha gets in and starts to go wild but the ref didn’t see the tag so he starts to argue with her. This leads to Rose getting the upper hand. A little later on Mickie James gets tagged in and destroys everyone until interference from the outside causes her to catch a knee from Mandy Rose. Other note worthy things from the match were Alexa not tagging in when Mickie James was in the ring, playing into the friendship which all culminated with Mickie coming to Alexa’s aid after the match. Overall, the match was good for what it was and the crowd still seemed into it even after the super long gauntlet match from earlier. Sasha gets a clean win over Alexa with the Banks statement.
RAW this week was good in terms of story progression but lacked depth mainly because it was only two matches stretched over 3 hours. Seth Rollins was tonight’s MVP for sure, delivering some of the more memorable moments of the show. That’s all for this weeks RAW review. Catch my Smackdown Live Review tomorrow and the Elimination Chamber predictions later on in the week. Follow me on the Twitter machine for more wrestling shenanigans (@buuurch1) and ad always, take care!
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