This week’s Raw emanates from the Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas.
It is less than 3 weeks until Money in the Bank. Tonight there will be another qualifying match, we will also see Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn dealing with their issues with Imperium, and Finn Balor coming for Seth Rollins’ World Heavyweight Championship.
In Ring Segment:
Rhea Rhipley makes her way down to the ring. In the ring there is a podium covered in a black cloth. Adam Pearce is in the ring already. He presents Rhea with the Women’s World Championship (it is a copy of the men's World Heavyweight Championship belt). Dominik Mysetrio comes down to the ring (to some very loud boos).
He puts the new championship around Rhea’s waist. Dominik takes a microphone and he is continued to be booed by the crowd. Dominik tells the crows that they are being disrespectful to him and Mami. He says that everyone knows that behind a great woman is a great man. He says that he is glad that he can be there for Mami and he will always be there to support her.
Cody Rhodes’ music hits and out comes Cody. Cody asks Kansas what they want to talk about. Cody says he has all the respect in the world for Rhea and the title she is holding. Cody says they could talk about his match with the Miz later, but he wants to do something else. We then see a replay of last week when Dominik called Cody a “deadbeat dad”, Cody calling Dominik a mistake and Dominik slapping Cody, then hiding behind Rhea. We cut back to the ring, Dominik puts his arm around Rhea. Cody says that it would be nice to be out in the ring and for Brock Lesnar’s music to hit, because then that would mean that Brock has accepted his challenge, but it seems that Lesnar doesn't have the balls to face Cody. Dominik thought that he could slap Cody in the face, so why not face Cody at Money in the Bank. Dominik appears to think about it, he goes to speak but is booed again by the crowd. Dominik says that is is afraid of no one. He says that he embarrassed Cody in the ring last week, just like he would do to anyone else. The crowd chants “you suck” at Dominik. Rhea accepts the match on Dominik’s behalf, telling Cody that her “Latino Heat” is more of a man than anyone in the area, at home, or even Cody himself.
The Miz attempts to jump Cody from behind, but Cody is able to get the first punch. Cody turns back to Dominik who backs away. Cody clotheslines Miz out of the ring. Dominik attacks Cody from behind. Dominik and Rhea leave the ring, laughing as they go.
Match 1: Cody Rhodes vs The Miz
The Miz applies a waistlock to start the match. Cody quickly whips him off and hits a dropkick on Miz. Cody ducks a clothesline, drops down, and hits an uppercut on Miz. Cody goes for a back suplex, but Miz flips through. Cody fights out of a Skull Crushing Finale and sends Miz out of the ring. Miz quickly gets on the apron, but Cody takes him out with a springboard kick to the face. Cody goes to the top rope for a dive to the floor, but Miz moves out of the way. Cody gets down from the top and instead takes him out with a suicide dive. Cody gets Miz back in the ring, and Miz immediately begs him off. Cody grabs Miz’s leg and attacks it. Cody hits a leg-snapper on Miz. Cody wrenches the arm and puts Miz in the corner. Cody chops the chest and puts Miz in the corner. Cody stomps Miz in the corner and backs up. Cody charges at the Miz, but Miz puts him on the apron. Miz slides through Cody’s legs and pulls Cody down face-first into the ring steps. Miz bounces Cody off the commentary table. Miz knocks him back into the ring and punches him. Miz punches Cody in the head and twists the healing left arm around the top rope. Cody fights out. Miz chops the chest and kicks Cody in the midsection. Miz goes for a DDT, but Cody counters into a delayed front suplex. Cody charges at Miz in the corner, but Miz sends him shoulder-first into the ring post. Miz quickly goes outside and sends Cody into the steel steps. Cody clutches his injured arm as we go to a break.
Back from the break, we see Miz connect with a corner clothesline. Miz goes to the top rope, but Cody scales the ropes. Miz manages to push him away. Miz goes for a diving axe handle, but Cody avoids it and hits him with the Side Effect. Both men are now down. Once they are up, Cody ducks a clothesline and hits a rebound clothesline. Cody slingshots over Miz and hits a snap powerslam. Cody hits the ropes and connects with a Disaster Kick, covers Miz and gets a near fall. Miz gets out of a powerbomb attempt and goes for a Figure Four Leglock, but Cody kicks him away. Cody goes for a Cody Cutter, but Miz counters with a Skull Crushing Finale attempt. Cody fights out and rolls Miz up for a two-count. Miz quickly kicks Cody down and hits the IT Kicks. Cody ducks a roundhouse and rolls Miz up, but Miz rolls through and kicks Cody in the head before hitting a big spike kneeling DDT for a near fall. Cody manages to get out of the Skull Crushing Finale and hits a Cody Cutter on Miz. Cody then hits a Cross Rhodes, covers the Miz and picks up the victory.
A good match. The Miz is still on his losing streak. Matches like this are keeping Cody busy until his eventual rematch with Lesnar. Cody even got busted open in this match. Grade C.
Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn are seen talking to Becky Lynch. Lynch leaves and heads to the ring, but passes Alpha Academy and Maxxine Dupri, who is wearing an Olympic singlet.
In Ring Segment:
Becky Lynch is in the ring. The Man has come around to Wichita. She says that she will win Money in the Bank. Lynch says that she has been lucky enough to do a lot of things in her career, but the Money in the Bank has always alluded her. Lynch has a good feeling about this year. She says that we have all been conditioned to think that the number one person in the company is the one who has the title, and the women now have shiny new titles. Lynch believes that the number one person is the one who holds the power, and that person is the one who holds the briefcase, because they have the power to make the champion scared and put them off their game. Lynch says that when people get scared, they do stupid, crazy and dangerous things, but Lynch likes that because it makes her better. She says when we think of people being scared, we only have to look at Trish Stratus. Trish was scared that she was going to be exposed at Night of Champions so she got an insurance policy in Zoey Stark.
Zoey Stark’s music hits and she comes out onto the stage. Zoey says she has heard enough. Zoey says that Becky has a list of accomplishments, but one thing that Becky will never accomplish will be beating Trish Stratus. Zoey says that Becky will add another failure to her list when she cannot beat Zoey. Becky says that she does have a lot of failures, but she learns from them and that makes her great. Becky says that we know nothing about Zoey Stark. Becky says that she knows Zoey is special in the ring, that she has finesse, agility and power, but the one thing that Zoey lacks is personality. Zoey isn’t happy about this and tells Becky that if she thinks that Zoey has no personality, then Becky must not own a mirror. Zoey says that Becky did not become relevant because of her personality, she became relevant by someone breaking her face. Zoey says that Becky is scratching and clawing trying to hold on to that fame, and now she is trying to hold onto Trish Stratus. Zoey says that at Money in the Bank, she will break Becky’s face and make her famous.
Becky challenges Zoey to come down to the ring, but Chelsea Green and Sonya Deville come out. Sonya tells Becky that the only reason she didn’t fight back, is because she cares about her tag team partner. Becky tells Chelsea to get into the ring and she tells Stark to watch why she is famous.
Match 2: Becky Lynch vs Chelsea Green w/Sonya Deville
Becky takes Chelsea down with a shoulder tackle. Becky knocks her to the corner. Chelsea boots her back, but Becky drops her on the apron and knocks her to the floor as we go to a break.
Back from the break, we see Chelsea take Becky down and apply a chin lock. Becky fights out of the chin lock. Zoey Stark is sitting on top of one of the ladders on the stage. Chelsea takes Becky down and hits a curb stomp into the bottom turnbuckle. Chelsea knocks Becky down and pushes her head. Becky fights back and sends Chelsea to the corner. Chelsea puts Becky on the apron, but Becky knocks her back. Becky goes to the top rope, but Chelsea cuts her off. Becky knocks her down to the canvas and hits a missile dropkick. Chelsea rolls out of the ring, so Becky hits a baseball slide. Becky hits a diving elbow off the apron and sends Chelsea into the barricade a few times. Becky gets Chelsea in the ring, but Chelsea fights back. Chelsea hits a kick to the head and goes for a finish, but Becky fights out. Becky goes for the Manhandle Slam, but Chelsea counters with a roll-up for a two-count. Becky immediately transitions into a Dis-Arm-Her for the submission.
A decent match, but there was definitely no doubt on who would win this one. Nothing really much to say about this one. Grade C-
We see Judgement Day walking backstage. Rhea is bragging about Dominik. They ask if Finn is OK, because he is looking withdrawn from the group. Finn tells them that he has a lot on his mind. Damian says that he is going to qualify for the Money in the Bank match, but he says that he wants to do it alone. Rhea tells him that he has got this. Damian walks off and Finn looks furious.
Match 3: Money in the Bank Qualifying Match - Damian Priest vs Matt Riddle
Damian kicks Riddle in the midsection before clubbing him down. Damian clubs the spine and kicks him in the ribs. Riddle blocks a second kick and goes for an ankle lock, but Damian grabs the top rope. Damian slaps Riddle, but Riddle immediately comes back with a Kimura Lock. Damian powers out, but Riddle counters with a sleeper hold. Damian backs Riddle to the corner and elbows him. Damian throws Riddle into the corner, but Riddle punches back at him. Damian put the brakes on a whip. Riddle ducks a pair of clotheslines and hits a flying kick to take him down. Riddle hits a running forearm in the corner, hits the ropes, ducks a spin kick, and hits another running forearm. Riddle blocks a punch and punches Damian in the face. Damian charges, but Riddle pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Riddle goes for a running kick, but Damian blocks it and sweeps the feet. Riddle is down at ringside. Damian charges him, but Riddle sends him into the commentary table.
Riddle gets Damian in the ring and hits an avalanche. Riddle hits a running forearm. Damian blocks a kick and takes him down with a flatliner. Damian puts Riddle in the corner and beats him down. Riddle punches back, but Damian knees Riddle in the midsection before hitting a spinning backbreaker for a two-count. Damian applies a surfboard stretch. Riddle fights out, monkey flips him, and rolls him up for a two-count. Riddle blocks a kick and kicks him in the ribs. Riddle strikes away at Damian and hits an overhead kick to the skull. Riddle kips up and hits an exploder. Riddle follows up with a Broton. Damian rolls out of the ring to recover, so Riddle goes to the apron and kicks him in the face. Riddle then hits a springboard Floating Bro to the floor. Riddle hits the ground hard. Riddle gets Damian in the ring and lifts him, but Damian slides off. Damian lifts Riddle, but Riddle slides off and hits a bridging German Suplex for a near fall.
Riddle and Damian exchange punches from their knees. Damian blocks an overhead kick and kicks away at the body. Damian rocks him with a right hand, but Riddle responds with a stiff knee. Riddle goes for a suplex, but Priest counters with a Broken Arrow. After the break, we see Damian block a kick. Riddle counters into a takedown and applies an ankle lock. Damian turns over and kicks away at him. Riddle counters into a sleeper hold. Damian fights up with Riddle on his back and jumps back to squash him. Riddle somehow sits up and puts the sleeper hold back on. Damian fights out and clotheslines him down. Damian hits a running back elbow on Riddle in the corner. Damian tries again, but Riddle puts him in a triangle while hanging over the top rope. Riddle goes for a slingshot manoeuvre, but Damian forearms him in the face. Damian hangs him on the ropes and hits a headlock driver for a near fall. Damian sizes Riddle up and grabs him by the throat. Riddle flips through and kicks him back. Riddle goes to the top rope, but Damian crotches him. Damian sets up for a Crucifix Bomb off the second rope, but Riddle flips off. Riddle kicks him and hits a fisherman’s superplex. Riddle covers for a near fall. Riddle sets Damian up and goes to the top rope. Riddle lands on his feet when Damian moves. Riddle goes for a springboard, but Damian catches him and hits a Crucifix Bomb, Damian gets the win.
A really good back and forth match. It’s good to see Damian getting a decent shot at singles matches. These two have great chemistry in the ring together. Grade B
After the match, Gunther and Ludvig Kaiser make their way to the ring. Damian gets out of the ring and tells them to “pick the bones”. Gunther and Kaiser get into the ring and attack Riddle for him taking out Vinci last week. Imperium stands tall over Riddle.
Cathy Kelly is interviewing Cody Rhodes. Kelly asks whether the match against Dominik is now official for Money in the Bank. Cody says that it wouldn't be official without Mami. Cody says that Lesnar won’t show up and Dominik won’t go away. He says that Lesnar and Dominik won’t knock him off his path. Cody says that at Money in the Bank, he will take Dominik out.
Byron Saxton is interviewing Natalya. Natalya says that being herself hasn’t gotten her anywhere, but maybe she doesn’t know who she is anymore.
Byron Saxton walks over to Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. Saxton asks Owens about losing to Gunther. Owens says he almost beat the unbeatable. Gunther shows up with Ludwig Kaiser, fresh off beating up Matt Riddle. Gunther says they delivered payback to Riddle. Sami Zayn says it took three of them to beat Owens before asking where “baldie” is. WWE Official Adam Pearce shows up. Owens says Pearce is the wrong baldie. Kaiser says if they’re so confident, then they should put the Tag Titles on the line tonight. Owens gets fired up and says he’s going to put on the right t-shirt and shorts. Zayn tells Imperium that they’re looking at the Tag Team Champions. Gunther tells Pearce to make the match. Pearce says he’ll think about it.
Match 4: Ricochet vs Bronson Reed
Ricochet rocks Reed with a dropkick, but Reed doesn’t leave his feet. Ricochet punches away at him, but Reed pushes him off. Ricochet kicks away at the legs. Reed grabs him by the throat, but Ricochet punches out. Reed with a vicious forearm takes Ricochet down. Shinsuke Nakamura walks out to ringside. Ricochet avoids an avalanche and hits a pair of running forearms that don’t take Reed down. Ricochet ducks a clothesline and goes for a dive, but Reed grabs him and powers him into a front suplex on the top rope. Reed then yanks on the ropes to slam Ricochet back into the ring. Reed avalanches Ricochet in the centre of the ring and stares at Nakamura. After the break, we see Ricochet stun Reed with a dropkick. Ricochet forearms him, but Reed pushes him back. Ricochet boots him back and hits a backflip dropkick followed by an enzuigiri. Ricochet charges, but Reed puts him on the apron. Ricochet kicks Reed back and hits a springboard dropkick that sends Reed outside. Ricochet hits Reed with a suicide dive, but Reed is still standing. Reed stumbles into the ring, and Ricochet hits him with a springboard cross-body block. Ricochet follows up with a springboard moonsault for a two-count.
Ricochet knocks Reed out of the ring and goes for a moonsault off the apron, but Reed catches him. Reed throws Ricochet into Nakamura, who is seated by the commentary table. Reed wipes his hands clean and gets Ricochet in the ring. Reed goes to the top rope, but Nakamura kicks him in the head. The ref calls for the bell and Reed wins by disqualification.
A good power vs speed match. This looks like it will be turning into a triple threat rivalry soon. I rather enjoyed this one. Grade B.
After the match, Ricochet is not happy with Nakamura and the men begin arguing. Reed then avalanches Nakamura into Ricochet to take them both out. Reed then hits Nakamura with a short-arm clothesline. Reed then heads to the top rope, but he gets kicked in the head by Ricochet. Ricochet and Nakamura then work together to deliver a double-team suplex to Reed. After that, Ricochet and Nakamura have a stare down.
Zayn says to Owens that their titles might be on the line tonight. Zayn then asks what Owens’ blow-up was about. Owens says it’s been a rough few months and rattles off a list of frustrations. Zayn asks if Owens is good. Owens says he’s great. Zayn says that’s all that matters. Owens says he’s going to get water and offers to get Zayn one.
We see Finn Balor walking around backstage, he looks very focused.
Adam Pearce is on the phone and he makes the main event match for the Undisputed Tag Team Championship. Ricochet walks up to Pearce and tells him that he wants a rematch against Bronson Reed, but Pearce tells Ricochet that Reed already has a match next week. Nakamura then walks up. Ricochet tells Nakamura that he did not ask for or need his help. He says that if Nakamura does that again, they are going to finish what they started, and see who is the last man standing before Money in the Bank. Nakamura then tells Ricochet that he can have Reed once he is done with him.
In Ring Segment:
Finn Balor makes his way to the ring. He calls out Seth Rollins. He says they need to talk, no singing, no jokes. Just facts. Seth Rollins then makes his way to the ring. As usual, the crowd sings along to his theme and Rollins soaks it in. Finn asks if they are done, but the crowd continues. Finn says that he has waited for 7 years to say what he has to say, so they better shut up. The crowd carries on singing. Finn says that he will give the crowd something to sign about. Finn says that 7 years ago, he was a first round draft pick on Raw. He then beat Rollins on his first night. Then, three weeks later, he beat Rollins to become the first ever Universal Champion. The crowd continues to sing. Finn does not look impressed. Rollins then asks if Kansas is having fun and the crowd loudly cheers. Finn says he isn’t having fun. He says that he has been waiting for seven years to say this, but the crowd drowns him out by singing Rollins’ theme. Rollins asks what Finn has been trying to tell him for seven years, he asks if it is that important to ruin everyone's party, then he needs to get it off his chest. Finn says, what should have been the highest of highs, turned into the lowest of lows for him because of Rollins. Finn says that Rollins gave him a torn bicep, pec and labrum. Finn isn’t complaining about the injury, because this is a hard business, a tough business and injuries happen. What bothers Finn, other than the fact the these idiots in the crowd won’t stop singing, Finn says the crowd don’t actually like Rollins, they just sing his song because they like it. Rollins asks what Finn is talking about. Finn says that Rollins took everything from him, his momentum, his title and a year from his career. So now it is Finn’s turn to take everything from Rollins. Finn is going to take Rollins’ momentum, title and a year from his career and he will do it at Money in the Bank.
Rollins thinks about what Finn has said, the crowd continues to sing. Rollins then laughs. He says he isn’t laughing at the crowd signing Finn’s promo out of the building, but he is laughing because this is the Finn he has been waiting 7 years for. The inaugural Universal Championship at SummerSlam sent them both on different paths. One became bitter and one became better. Rollins says that he has done some bad things over the past 7 years, but he has also made memories, history and moments that these people will never forget. Rollins was able to do that because he changed, adapted, rolled with the punches and got better every single day. Now he is the greatest version of Seth Rollins and the proof is the championship. If Finn wants a chance at Money in the Bank, then it's on.
Rollins says that he has to know which version of Finn will be at Money in the Bank, because this bitter shell of a champion doesn't stand a chance, but the Finn Balor that beat him to become the first ever Universal Champion stands a chance. Rollins asks if Finn will bring that man to Money in the Bank, or if it will be the man that has been walking around for the past 7 years acting like a little bitch. Rollins laughs and walks off.
Match 5: Raquel Rodriguez vs Shayna Baszler w/Ronda Rousey
Raquel quickly powers Shayna up and hits a fallaway slam. Raquel attacks Shayna and hits a second fallaway slam. Raquel then goes for a slingshot elbow drop, but Shayna gets out of the ring. Raquel gets Shayna back in the ring, but she misses a big boot. Shayna kicks Raquel in the back of the knee. Shayna attacks the knee for a bit, but Raquel soon fights back. Ronda Rousey gets on the apron to distract Raquel. Shayna rolls Raquel up, and Ronda holds her down to help the pin.
A throw away match in my opinion. It wasn’t really a necessary match and it did nothing to help either person. Grade D
The life and times of “The Iron Sheik” Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri, 1942 – 2023.
Match 6: Chad Gable w/Otis & Maxxine Dupri vs Erik w/Ivar & Valhalla
Erik screams at Gable, so Gable responds with a “SHOOSH!” Gable takes Erik down and applies an armbar. Erik soon whips him off and shoulder tackles him down. Erik knocks him back and puts him on the top rope. Gable shoves Erik down and hits a diving head-butt. Valhalla looks at Maxxine from across the ring and angrily charges. Maxxine hits her with an arm drag on the floor! Gable then rolls Erik up for the win.
Again, a nothing match. But at least we had some entertainment with Valhalla and Maxxine. Grade D
After the match, Alpha Academy celebrates while the Viking Raiders look on.
Finn Balor is talking backstage with JD McDonagh. Damian Priest approaches and McDonagh walks off. Damian comments that Finn looks in a better mood now that he has a title shot. Finn asks Damian if he would cash in the Money in the Bank briefcase against him if he wins. Damian says that he wouldn’t do that to Finn.
Cathy Kelly is interviewing Seth Rollins. She asks if he is ready to face Finn Balor. Rollins laughs and says that he is prepared. After he beats Finn at Money in the Bank, he says that Finn will lose his mind and maybe Damian too. Rollins then says that he will issue an open challenge for the World Heavyweight Championship next week on Raw.
Main Event Match for the Undisputed Tag Team Championship - Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn vs Imperium
Sami Zayn starts the match against Gunther. They lock up, and Gunther shoves Zayn down. Zayn pulls himself up, so Gunther shoves him to the corner. Zayn ducks a chop and chops away at Gunther. Gunther angrily fights back and takes him down. Gunther then hits a headlock takeover. Zayn fights up, but Gunther knees him. Gunther charges, but Zayn pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Zayn then takes Gunther out with a somersault senton. After the break, we see Zayn elbow Kaiser in the head. Kaiser fights back with a kick and a side headlock. Zayn whips him off, but Kaiser hits a shoulder tackle. Zayn quickly comes back with an arm drag. Kaiser fights up and pulls Zayn’s hair to put him in the corner. Zayn reverses a whip to the opposite corner. Zayn goes to the top rope, but Kaiser attacks. Zayn knocks him back and hits a diving elbow to the head for a two-count.
Zayn puts Kaiser in the corner and tags Owens in. Zayn hits Kaiser with a drop-toe-hold, and Owens follows up with a seton splash. Owens stomps Kaiser and hits a springboard moonsault for a near fall. Kaiser punches away at Owens, but Owens soon reverses a whip. Kaiser viciously elbows him in the head. Kaiser hits the ropes, but Owens turns him inside out with a clothesline followed by a senton for a two-count. Zayn tags back in and clubs Kaiser’s back. Kaiser quickly drives Zayn to his corner, but Zayn fights back. Gunther blind tags in as Zayn knocks Kaiser out of the ring. Gunther attacks Zayn from behind with a big boot and knocks Owens off the ring apron. Gunther splashes Zayn for a near fall. Gunther chops Zayn’s chest, sending him to the canvas. Kaiser tags in and applies a chin lock. Zayn fights up, but Kaiser punches him in the face. Kaiser uses the ropes to turn Zayn upside down. Kaiser dropkicks him. Gunther then grabs Zayn and gives him a back suplex on the apron. Zayn is wildly fighting back against Kaiser on the top rope. Zayn then hits a sunset flip powerbomb off the second rope!
Owens and Gunther tag in. Owens wildly punches away at Gunther. Owens hits a clothesline, but Gunther doesn’t go down. Owens tries again for the same result. Gunther stuns him with a big boot, but Owens bounces right back with a clothesline that takes Gunther down. Owens follows up with a senton splash and an exploder suplex. Owens clotheslines Kaiser on the apron and superkicks Gunther down. Owens hits Gunther with a cannonball in the corner. Owens goes to the top rope and connects with a Swanton Bomb on Gunther for a near fall. Owens looks down at Gunther before being distracted by Kaiser. Gunther rolls Owens up for a two-count. Owens goes for a Stunner, but Gunther fights out. They then wipe each other out with stereo big boots.
Zayn and Kaiser tag in. Zayn hits an exploder into the turnbuckles. Zayn sets up for a Helluva Kick, but Gunther pulls Zayn out of the ring. Gunther goes for a chop, but he hits the ring post when Zayn moves. Zayn gets in the ring and goes for a Blue Thunder Bomb, but Kaiser gets out and hits an enzuigiri. Kaiser then crushes Zayn with a rolling death valley driver. Gunther tags in. Kaiser knocks Owens off the apron. Gunther and Kaiser hit a throw into a European Uppercut. Kaiser then wipes out Owens with a suicide dive. Kaiser’s feet got caught on the ropes a bit. In the ring, Gunther knocks down Zayn with a vicious lariat, but Zayn somehow kicks out. Gunther pulls Zayn to his feet and punches him before taking him down with another stiff lariat. Gunther covers, but Zayn still kicks out. Kaiser tags in. Gunther and Kaiser hit Zayn with a European Doomsday Device. Owens tackles Gunther onto Kaiser to break up the pin. Owens and Gunther soon begin wildly brawling at ringside before Gunther sends him into the ring post. All of a sudden, Matt Riddle makes his way down the ramp, flanked by WWE officials. Gunther big boots him down. Owens then DDTs Gunther on the ramp. In the ring, Zayn hits Kaiser with a Blue Thunder Bomb for the win!
This match definitely made the Tag Team titles feel important. It was a good back and forth match between the two teams. The ending kept Gunther looking strong as he wasn’t the one to take the pin. A well deserved main event. Grade B+
Overall, a good episode of Raw. There was still quite a lot of filler (which I have omitted from this review, especially if it was just recaps of what happened last week). But the matches seemed to be pretty good, apart from the meaningless matches.