The Results

  • Randy Orton def. Kane via DQ

A great way to start the show off despite how much fans are growing tired of watching Kane in the ring. The match wasn’t long, but it did it’s job at setting the main event up for later.

  • Seth Rollins def. Adrian Neville via Pinfall

I was expecting this match to go in an entirely different way. Rollins did a great job of grounding Neville and making the match more of a display of how versatile Neville is, but I wasn’t expecting Neville to gain his first clean loss that fast. It makes sense considering he’s taking on the world champ. It wouldn’t help Rollins’ run with the belt if he loses to a new member of the roster. I just figured it wouldn’t end with a clean finish either way.

  • John Cena def. Stardust via Pinfall

John Cena’s open challenge angle is the best thing he has done in a long time. Cena has manage to continue winning while still giving younger talent a chance to shine. This match continued that trend with Stardust putting on one hell of a performance against him. The DDT he hit on Cena was vicious. But it’s obvious Cena is not going to lose before facing Rusev. The match did a good job of showing off a new side of Stardust.

  • Paige and Naomi def. The Bellas via Pinfall

Naomi has the dumbest finisher in the business at the moment. But no one can deny that she has the ring awareness needed to be a top Diva in the business. The match sort of went by faster than expected, and you could feel AJ’s presence missing from the Divas division. But as far as the match goes, Naomi added a new interest in an otherwise boring feud between Paige and The Bellas.

  • Ryback def. Luke Harper via Pinfall

Not the best match these two could have had if given more time, but a way to keep Ryback strong for the main event.

  • The Lucha Dragons def. New Day via Pinfall

What a wasted moment. New Day losing after the interview they cut was fine. But New Day attacking The Lucha Dragons afterwards to solidify their heel turn would have been a better ending to the segment. However, WWE could be going for a slower turn in the future. It just feels like a wasted chance tonight.

  • Roman Reigns def. Big Show via Pinfall

First off, we’ve seen this before entirely too many times. And the rinse and repeat style of Reigns getting the crap beat out of him the entire match only to come back in the end is starting to grow old.

  • Sheamus def. Mark Henry via Pinfall

I was surprised by Henry’s return, but the match was simply okay. A good way to give Sheamus a little momentum though.

  • The Miz def. Mizdow via Pinfall

I can’t understand the logic in giving this match away on Raw. But it happened, and it was pretty good for what it was. I’m pretty sure they are going to have a better match with more time devoted to them later down the line.

  • Randy Orton def. Ryback and Roman Reigns via Pinfall

An extremely short match for the main event. It would have been interesting for the least expected person to win, Ryback, but Orton continuing his feud with Rollins makes more sense story wise. The match wasn’t really good, but it served its purpose of pushing the Rollins/Orton feud along.

This episode seemed to have lost the momentum built from Wrestlemania. The show feels like it is starting to settle back in to its old habits.We’ve seen some good Raw episodes lately, and we’ve seen some bad ones. But this episode was simply uninteresting. I had a hard time giving it my full attention. It’s unfortunate that the follow up to last week’s episode is completely forgettable. Hopefully this is just an one off event and not a sign of things to come within the next few weeks.