- Seth Rollins def. Neville via Pinfall
*Match of the Night*
Raw started off with an amazing match! WWE champion Seth Rollins defended his title against Neville to kick the night off with a five star match. With enough epic and on the edge of your seat action, Neville nearly became WWE world heavyweight champion before Rollins proved why he is currently one of the best in the business. Hats off to both Neville and Rollins for delivering in such a big way.
- The New Day and The Ascension def. Los Matadores and The Lucha Dragons via Pinfall
A great match for what it was. The New Day delivered in entertainment, and the Prime Time Players once again shined on commentary. And to top it off. The Ascension gained a much needed win.
- Charlotte and Becky Lynch def. The Bella Twins via Submission
The degradation of Team Bella continues this week as the Divas champion submitted to the Figure Eight from Charlotte. How quickly things changed for the Bellas after WWE decided to bring up some of NXT’s top female competitors. They went from scoring ridiculous and unbelievable wins, to losing on a weekly basis.
- Rusev def. Mark Henry via Pinfall
Basically a squash match.
- King Barrett def. Zack Ryder via Pinfall
Any match with Zack Ryder is a squash match. No surprise there.
- Paige def. Naomi via Submission
While a decent match for what it was, I think it’s time for Naomi to change some of her moves. The whole using her bottom as a weapon gimmick has run its course. She’s part of a heel team now. With Sasha Banks and Tamina on her side, she will never be taken seriously compared to them if she continues to hold on to such a goofy move set.
Randy Orton, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose def. Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper and Sheamus via Pinfall
A great match that continued the feuds between Orton and Sheamus, and Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt. What stood out the most was Roman’s ability to get the crowd behind him. Randy Orton received the biggest pop of the match, but it seems like fans are finally ready to get behind Reigns.
- Seth Rollins bragging about breaking Cena’s nose
- Thank you Rollins chants
- Roddy Piper tribute
- Miz TV with Kevin Owens and Cesaro
- Another incredible promo from Paul Heyman
- Stardust reference to Stephen Amell
I can honestly say that for the first time in years, Raw dodged having any awful moments. The show wasn’t perfect by any means, but it actually made it through without anything noteworthy enough to file under worst moments. However, the show was mostly wrestling and possessed very little storytelling. Which is fine when considering the lack of solid in ring action Raw has had in the last few weeks. This episode played it simple and kept things moving towards SummerSlam. We have our feuds set up. Now it’s time to enjoy the slow build up to the biggest event this year aside from Wrestlemania. A solid episode ring action wise, and great build up for SummerSlam.