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WWE Raw Review 19/6/23

WWE Raw is emanating from the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland Ohio.

In Ring Segment:

Seth Rollins' music hits, and he makes his way down to the ring. As Seth stands in the ring, basking in the crowd singing along to his theme song, he is attacked from behind by Finn Balor. Balor knocks Rollins out of the ring, but Rollins pulls Balor out of the ring, but Balor is able to get the better of Rollins and sends him into the ring post. Balor continues the attack on Rollins until WWE Officials come down to the ring to separate Balor from Rollins. Balor does back off with the Officials, but he manages to escape them, running back to Rollins, climbs the steps and jumps onto Rollins with a Coup De Grace. Balor then climbs onto the commentary table and hits Rollins with another Coup De Grace.

Balor appears to be leaving, heading towards the ramp. Balor again runs back, goes up the steps and delivers a third Coup De Grace to Rollins. Rollins is rolling around on the floor, clearly in a lot of pain.

Backstage Segment:

After the break, we are backstage and we see Seth Rollins holding his ribs, Adam Pearce walking with him, holding the title. Rollins is shouting for Finn Balor. Once again, Rollins is attacked from behind by Balor. Balor sends Rollins crashing over some gear and puts his boot over Rollins’ neck. Balor grabs the title and says that he has been waiting seven years for this moment and at MitB, the title is coming to him. Pearce tells Balor that he has done enough.

In Ring Segment:

The Miz is already in the ring. He says that he has an issue with Seth Rollins. Miz says that he was going to accept Rollins’ open challenge and win the title but now he can’t. Miz says that he is a God in the hellhole that is Cleveland. He says that he was going to give Cleveland an opportunity to have a champion worth having. So, he will now issue his own open challenge to anyone in Cleveland, because he wants everyone to see what a winner looks like amongst a crowd of losers.

Tommaso Ciampa’s music hits! Ciampa gets into the ring, tells Miz that it has been a long time and he drops Miz with a right hand. Ciampa asks the ref to ring the bell.

Match 1: The Miz vs Tomasso Ciampa

Ciampa stomps away at a stunned Miz. Miz rolls out of the ring to escape, but Ciampa follows him and bounces him off the commentary table a few times. Ciampa lays the cover of the commentary table against the table and gives Miz a back suplex through it. Ciampa sits on the table and pats himself on the shoulder. Ciampa gets Miz in the ring and sizes Miz up. Ciampa hits a pair of corner clotheslines before ducking one from Miz and hitting a diving clothesline. Ciampa exposes his knee and goes for a running knee, but Miz manages to avoid it. Miz then hits a kneeling DDT but only gets a two-count. Miz punches away at Ciampa before hitting a running boot to the face. Miz removes his shirt and pulls Ciampa up by the beard. Ciampa chops the chest of Miz and runs the ropes, but Miz big boots him down. Miz puts Ciampa on the middle rope and chokes him. Miz rakes the eyes. Miz gets Ciampa in the corner and kicks away at him. Ciampa fights back and chops the chest a few times. Miz reverses a whip to the corner and hits a corner clothesline. Miz heads to the top rope for a diving axe handle, but Ciampa takes him out with a knee strike. Ciampa drops Miz with the Fairy Tale Ending, covers Miz and picks up the win.

A good opening match. Great to see Ciampa back. Let’s hope he gets some meaningful storylines and feuds. I did not like him being teamed up with Miz before his injury. Miz again being a good workhorse and putting over everyone. Grade C+

In Ring Segment:

Well, technically, on stage segment. Judgement Day is on the stage. Finn Balor is pacing. He says that Seth Rollins' open challenge has been cancelled by him. He says that he will be the only one to take the World Heavyweight Championship from Rollins. The crowd begin to sing Rollins’ theme song. Rhea Ripley tells the crowd to sit down, shut up, respect the Judgement Day and Mami. At MitB, the crowd will be buried at their feet, because Balor will bring home the World Heavyweight CHampionship to the Judgement Day. As for Mami, she has the Women’s Division locked down as she is the most dominant woman in the WWE. Damian Priest will win the Money in the Bank briefcase and her Dom-Dom will put down the crowd's favourite Cody Rhodes.

Priest takes the microphone and speaks in Spanish. He says that at Money in the Bank, the briefcase comes home with him, and the contract will read Damian Priest. Priest then warns Cody Rhodes to keep Dominik’s name out of his mouth, or he will never be able to fight again.

Dominik attempts to speak, but the crowd starts to boo him incredibly loudly. He attempts a couple of times to speak, but the crowd does not let up with the booing. Rhea speaks to Dominik to attempt to give him a confidence boost. He tries again but once again the crowd showers him in boos. He finally shouts “Cody, you’re going to see what I’m going to do to you at Money in the Bank if you can find some partners to face the united Judgment Day together.”

Video Package:

We see a video recap of Jey Uso turning on Roman Reigns and leaving the Bloodline on Friday’s SmackDown.

Backstage Interview:

Byron Saxton is backstage with the Undisputed Tag Team Champions. He asks them about the Bloodline implosion, but Owens says that he cannot take the questions about the Bloodline anymore, they don’t care. Zayn says that they need to talk. Zayn tells Owens that he is a “rage-a-holic” and he has anger problems. Zayn says that if Owens can go the rest of the night without a temper tantrum, then he will drop it. If he can’t do it, then Owens will have to admit that he has a problem. If he can, then he will shut up about it. Owens agrees to this. Zayn apologises to Byron that he had to witness this, but he has had 20 years of this.

Match 2: Sonya Deville & Chelsea Green vs Kayden Carter & Katana Chance

Katana Chance starts off against Sonya Deville. Chelsea Green quickly distracts Chance, and Deville takes her down with a big boot. Deville puts Chance in the corner and stomps her down. Green tags in and chokes Chance with her boot. Green takes her down by the hair and knocks Carter off the apron. Green pulls Chance’s hair and taunts the crowd. Chance comes back with a headscissor takeover after rolling off Carter. Carter tags in and attacks both Deville and Green. Carter takes them down and hits them with a dropkick/splash combo. Carter kicks Deville in the face and hits a snapmare. Chance tags in. Chance and Carter hit a springboard moonsault/slingshot leg drop combo, but Green breaks up the pin. Carter and Chance trade tags. They hit Deville with a falling neckbreaker/450 Splash combo for the win!

A quick match, glad that Chance and Carter won. They need to build up some big momentum on the main roster, especially after how they were portrayed in NXT. Hopefully they will be seen as credible contenders for the Women’s Tag Team Titles. Not really much to say about this match as it was very short. Grade C-

On Stage Interview:

Cathy Kelly is on the stage and introduces the crowd to Cody Rhodes. She asks Cody about the challenge from Judgement Day. Cody says that Cleveland is on fire, and the Judgement Day is also on fire. He says that Rhea is dominating, Priest is a few steps away from winning the MitB ladder match, and Balor might walk away as the World Heavyweight Champion. But then there is Dominik Mysterio. Cody says it won't be hard to find 2 people to team with him. Cody accepts the challenge.

Match 3: Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin vs Indus Sher w/Jinder Mahal

Before the match begins, we see a replay of Indus Sher decimating Alexander and Benjamin two weeks ago on Raw.

Before the bell rings, Benjamin knees Sanga off the apron. Alexander and Benjamin double-team Veer in the ring before knocking Sanga off the apron. Alexander goes for a plancha on Sanga, but Sanga catches him. Benjamin hits a blockbuster off the apron on Sanga. Benjamin gets in the ring, but Veer flattens him with an avalanche. Sanga then drops Alexander ribs-first on the barricade. In the ring, Benjamin fights back against Veer, but Veer kicks him in the midsection before punching him down. Sanga tags in. Veer hangs Benjamin on the top rope for Sanga to big boot in the midsection. Veer tags back in. Indus Sher hits a sidewalk slam/diving leg drop combo for the win.

Another uninspired match from Indus Sher. I very much dislike “big men squash matches”, especially when there is no crowd interest in it either. It just makes for a boring match. Grade F

Backstage Segment:

Owens and Zayn are walking backstage. A stagehand bumps into Owens, spilling water on his shirt. The stagehand apologises profusely to Owens. Owens manages to keep his anger in check and accepts the apology. Owens says that he doesn’t have an anger problem, he has an idiot problem. Owens and Zayn then see Matt Riddle. Riddle talks about watching films like “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”. Owens shouts before then smiling and saying that those are great movies. Owens then wishes him luck in his match, Riddle pats Owens on the chest and Owens says to not touch him.

In Ring Segment:

Logan Paul is sitting on top of a ladder in the ring under the MitB briefcases. He says that it is great to be back in Ohio. He says that when he was walking down the ramp, he was looking at so many kids full of ambition, just like he was. He goes on to say that the best people in the world come from Cleveland and names LeBron James, Jerry Lawler and himself. When he looks back on his life in Cleveland, he thinks about all the moments that made him great, but his greatest moment was him leaving. When he left Cleveland, he got to pursue his dreams in Hollywood. He continues to basically mock Cleveland. He then goes on to say that today is the day that Clevelanders stop losing. He is going to bring respect back. He says that he called the WWE Executives and he will be competing in the Money in the Bank ladder match. He says that he will win and cash in on whoever he wants, whenever he wants.

Ricochet then comes out. He says that he wants to congratulate Logan on getting into the MitB match. He says that he understands Logan has a massive social media presence, but Ricochet was the one who made him go viral at the Royal Rumble. This does not change the fact that Ricochet will leave London as Mr Money in the Bank.

Shinsuke Nakamura then comes out. Nakamura asks if this is a done deal, he says that he can’t believe that Ricochet doesn’t care, because he does. But he says that he will leave as Mr Money in the Bank.

LA Knight then comes out. He says that he sees Ricochet and Nakamura as useless as basketball cleats . He then sees a guy who makes videos for 14 year old girls and pretends to be a megastar. Knight says that he has a map for Logan that has directions for where he can stick it. He says the briefcase has his name on it.

Santos Escobar then comes out. He says that he is hearing empty promises and lies. He welcomes Logan to the party. He says at the end of the day, at MitB, the man standing tall will be the man that represents La Raza and LWO.

Butch then heads out. Logan says that he doesn't even know who he is. Butch gets in the ring and attacks Logan. A brawl then breaks out in the ring. Santos and Ricochet tackle each other out of the ring. Logan takes out Butch with a right hand and he is left standing tall in the ring. Logan then takes out Santos and Ricochet with a somersault senton. Logan gets back in the ring, sets up a ladder and climbs it to pose with the MitB briefcase.

Match 4: Matt Riddle vs Ludvig Kaiser w/Gunther

The match begins and the men lock up. Kaiser gets Riddle in the corner. Riddle ducks a right hand and kicks away at the chest. Kaiser blocks a kick, but Riddle takes him down and goes for an ankle lock. Kaiser immediately gets to the ropes. Kaiser turns Riddle in the corner and rocks him with a punch. Kaiser puts Riddle in the corner and punches him. Kaiser ties Riddle upside down in the ropes and dropkicks the midsection. Kaiser grabs Riddle, but Riddle fights back. Kaiser kicks him in the midsection, but Riddle comes right back with a pair of deadlift gutwrench suplexes. Riddle follows up with a Broton before going to the apron. Kaiser rolls out of the ring, so Riddle kicks him in the face. Riddle shouts at Gunther. Kaiser uses the distraction to chop block Riddle on the apron. Kaiser then hits a snap suplex off the apron to the floor as we go to a break.

Back from the break to see Kaiser knock Riddle off the top rope. Riddle immediately scales the ropes and hits him with a top rope fisherman’s superplex leaving both men down. They get to their feet and exchange punches. Riddle gets the better of Kaiser and rocks him with a snap kick to the head. Riddle hits a pair of running forearms in the corner, followed by an exploder. Kaiser avoids a kick and a standing moonsault. Riddle tries for a Broton, but Kaiser gets the knees up. Kaiser charges him against the ropes, but Riddle pulls him over with a headscissor takeover. Riddle then hits a springboard Floating Bro to the floor.

Riddle gets Kaiser in the ring and hits a fisherman’s buster for a near fall. Gunther shouts instructions to Kaiser from ringside. Riddle angrily looks at the Ring General. Riddle lifts Kaiser, but Kaiser slides off and uppercuts him. Kaiser floors him with a step-up enzuigiri. Riddle comes back with a kick and a knee to the face. Riddle goes for a springboard, but Kaiser counters into a rolling Death Valley Driver for a near fall. Kaiser chops Riddle in the corner and hits a suplex. Kaiser comes off the second rope with a diving European Uppercut attempt, but Riddle counters into a German Suplex. Riddle flattens Kaiser with Bro Derek for the win.

A good match. Kaiser is a great worker, as is Riddle. Very enjoyable to watch. Grade B-

After the match, Gunther attempts a sneak attack but Riddle is ready. Riddle is able to avoid a chop from Gunther and kicks at him. Gunther then blocks a kick and takes down Riddle with a kick to his leg. Kaiser then attacks Riddle and holds him down. Gunther then stomps on Riddle’s ankle, trying to hurt Riddle’s ankle like Riddle hurt Vinci’s ankle. Gunther and Kaiser leave the ring while Riddle is holding his ankle.

Backstage Segment:

Riddle is being helped backstage by medical personnel. He is unable to put any pressure on his ankle.

Also backstage, Owens and Zayn are talking. Gunther and Ludvig Kaiser come up to them. Owens says that they weren’t called. Kaiser tells them that what happened to Riddle can happen to them too. Owens begins to lose his temper, but Zayn stops him. Zayn says that they have something to take care of. Zayn then shows Owens his phone and they walk away.

Video Footage:

We see footage from earlier today of Chad Gable running a training session for Maxxine Dupri and Otis. Maxxine says that she is ready for Valhalla. Gable tells her that she surprised everyone because they underestimated his coaching abilities. Maxxine then grabs a trainee and goes for a suplex but we don’t see her execute it.

Match 5: Alpha Academy (Chad Gable & Otis) w/Maxxine Dupri vs The Viking Raiders (Erik & Ivar) w/Valhalla

Chad Gable starts the match against Erik. Gable quickly gets the better of him. Otis and Ivar tag in. Otis runs through Ivar with a shoulder tackle. Otis sees an opportunity for a Caterpillar, but Erik distracts him. Ivar then hits a spin kick. Erik tags in and takes it to Otis. Ivar tags back in and stops Otis from making a tag. Otis comes back with a vertical suplex on Ivar. Gable and Erik tag in. Gable strikes away at Erik and hits a rolling neckbreaker. Ivar runs in. Gable nearly hits him with an exploder, but Ivar gets out. Gable instead clotheslines him over the top rope. Gable then hits an exploder suplex on Erik. Gable goes to the top rope and takes out the Viking Raiders with a moonsault block to the floor. Gable gets Erik in the ring and hits a diving headbutt off the top rope for a near fall. Valhalla gets on the apron to attempt a distraction, but Maxxine Dupri pulls her down. Maxxine then hits Valhalla with a vertical suplex on the floor. Otis celebrates with Maxxine. Meanwhile, in the ring, Erik hits a distracted Gable with a full nelson into a knee to the head, covers him and picks up the win.

An OK match. It's a cute story seeing Gable training Maxxine. To me, that's what this whole rivalry is about. Let’s see if she becomes an actual in ring competitor or its just a short time thing. Grade C-

Backstage Segment:

The Judgement Day is backstage. Dominik says that it doesn’t matter who Cody picks to team with, because the Judgement Day is on the same page. Priest and Balor have some issues to deal with. Rhea says that she has something to handle.

Backstage Interview:

Cathy Kelly is backstage with Natalya. She asks Natalya how she has prepared for this upcoming match. Natalya says that what happened at Night of Champions rocked her. She says that she has to figure out if she still belongs and tonight will be a chance to see where she belongs.

Match 6: Rhea Ripley vs Natalya

As Natalya makes her entrance, Rhea attacks her from behind and knocks her off the apron. Rhea throws Natalya into the barricade and then the ring steps. Rhea whips Natalya into the LED apron. Rhea headbutts Natalya in the chest. Natalya is then thrown into the ring. Rhea hits Natayla with a Riptide before WWE officials run down to the ring. Rhea grabs her title and walks away.

None match, Just dominance from Rhea in a surprise attack. No grade given due to no match taking place.

Backstage Segment:

Raquel Rodriguez is seen backstage and she just watched the events of the previous “match” take place. Cathy Kelly asks Raquel about her getting an opportunity to get into the MitB match. She says that it is an honour to face Trish Stratus but she has to talk about what Rhea just did. Rhea then comes backstage and gets into Raquel’s face. Raquel says that Rhea better hope that Raquel doesn’t win the MitB match, because Rhea isn’t ready for Raquel.

Backstage Segment:

Cody is seen walking backstage. Akira Tozawa tells Cody that he will be his tag team partner. Cody declined his offer. Cody then meets up with Owens and Zayn. They tell Cody they got his text and they are happy to help. Cody mentioned that Tozawa offered to be his partner and this makes Owens flip out. Cody tells them that he declined Tozawa’s offer and he will team with Owens and Zayn. Owens seems pleased by this.

Match 7: Money in the Bank Qualifying Match - Raquel Rodriguez vs Trish Stratus

The bell rings, and Trish takes it to Raquel with strikes. Raquel soon grabs Trish and ragdolls her before throwing her down. Raquel lifts Trish up and hits a scoop slam. Raquel avalanches Trish in the corner. Trish puts herself through the ropes to keep Raquel back. Trish elbows her in the face and slaps her. That just angers Raquel, so Trish tries begging her off. Raquel gets her in the corner and hits some shoulder thrusts. Raquel whips her to the opposite corner and charges, but Trish moves, sending her shoulder-first into the ring post. Trish hits a tornado DDT and covers for a two-count. Trish tries two more times to no avail. Trish digs Raquel’s face into the mat. Trish hits a running kick to the ribs. Trish chokes Raquel on the ropes before sitting on the top rope. Trish goes for a sleeper hold, but Raquel pulls her off and backs her into the corner. Trish sidesteps a running big boot. Trish grabs the hair and ties it around the turnbuckle. Raquel sets up for a Tejana Bomb, but Trish counters into a hurricanrana into the corner. Trish picks up a near fall. Trish takes Raquel out with a right hand, followed by a camel clutch.

Trish fishhooks Raquel’s mouth. Raquel gets out with a slam and headbutts Trish back. Raquel avalanches Trish in the corner and hits snake eyes in the corner. Trish ducks a clothesline, but Raquel rebounds with a clothesline that turns Trish inside out. Raquel hits a fallaway slam that sends Trish out of the ring. Raquel goes outside and puts Trish back in the ring. Trish distracts the referee, and Zoey Stark blindsides Raquel. Trish sends Raquel into the ring post and picks up a near fall. All of a sudden, Becky Lynch attacks Stark from behind and sends her into the barricade. Trish goes outside to break it up, but Lynch sends her into the barricade in full view of the referee. The referee calls for the bell. Trish has now qualified for the MitB ladder match due to disqualification.

An OK match. I was expecting Zoey Stark to get involved and having Becky Lynch get involved too was a good way to keep this rivalry going. Having Trish be in a MitB match in 2023 was not something I had on my bingo card for events this year, but I’m very excited for it. Grade C

Backstage Interview:

Cathy Kelly is backstage with Bron Breakker. He says that Rollins talks a big game. He says that he has been waiting for his opportunity. If people think that what Finn Balor did earlier, then they haven’t seen anything yet. He says that he is going to hurt Rollins really “freakin” bad. He says he is going to become the World Heavyweight Champion.

Backstage Interview:

Byron Saxton is with Becky Lynch. He asks her what happened. Becky says that she screwed herself, or did she. She now has Trish Stratus in a match that involves ladders, but she also has a lot of enemies in this match. Becky says that she will either win or go down in a blaze of glory, taking both Trish and Zoey down with her.

Match 8: Shinsuke Nakamura vs Bronson Reed

Nakamura quickly boots Reed into the corner. Nakamura hits a snapmare and drops a knee for a one-count on Reed. Reed quickly takes Nakamura down. Nakamura fights back and puts Reed on the ropes. Nakamura then hits a sliding German Suplex. Ricochet walks down the ramp, which upsets Nakamura as we go to a break. As we come back from the break, we see Nakamura avoid an avalanche and hit a diving kick for a near fall on Reed. Reed comes back with a cyclone suplex for a near fall. Reed fights off a submission and slams Nakamura down for a two-count. Ricochet is watching the match from ringside. Reed knocks Nakamura off the apron and hits a diving shoulder tackle off the apron to the floor. Reed tries to send Nakamura into Ricochet, but Ricochet moves out of the way. Ricochet then sends Nakamura into Reed. Reed then grabs Ricochet and sends him into the steel steps. Nakamura kicks Reed in the head. Nakamura charges for a Kinshasa, but Reed sidesteps and sends him into Ricochet, knocking him off the apron. Reed hits a German Suplex before going to the top rope. Reed connects with a Tsunami and picks up the win.

A good match. A nice mix of styles from these men. The inclusion of Ricochet was also good. I’m wanting this rivalry to go further as it is quite interesting. Grade C+

Backstage Segment:

We see Judgement Day warming up backstage ready for their main event match.

Backstage Segment:

We see Seth Rollins in the trainer's room. Rollins says that he was sent for X-rays, but he doesn’t care. He says that he will be at NXT to defend his title against Bron Breakker. As for Finn, he says welcome back as that's the guy who beat him seven years ago. MitB can’t come quick enough.

Main Event Match: 6 Man Tag Match - Cody Rhodes, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn vs The Judgement Day w/Rhea Ripley

Cody Rhodes attempts to start against Damian Priest, but Priest tags Dominik Mysterio in. The crowd loudly boos, as usual when Dominik is involved. Cody looks ready, but before anything happens, Dominik tags Finn Bálor in. They lock up, and Bálor takes Cody down. Bálor wrenches the injured, casted arm of Cody. Cody applies a side headlock, but Bálor whips him off. Bálor goes for a leapfrog, but Cody catches him and hits a fireman’s carry buster. Bálor quickly tackles Cody into his corner. Dominik blind tags in and chops Cody’s back. Dominik runs off and hides behind Rhea Ripley. Dominik gets back in the ring and tags Priest in. Zayn also tags in, and the crowd chants, “Dom’s a pussy.” Zayn takes Priest down with a diving elbow to the head off the second rope for a two-count. Dominik tags in and stomps Zayn. Zayn fights back, but Dominik stuns him with a kick to the midsection. Dominik sets up for the Three Amigos, but Zayn counters into a vertical suplex. Dominik reverses a whip, but Zayn holds on and boots him back. The referee checks on Dominik, so Rhea gets on the apron and clotheslines Zayn down. Rhea celebrates at ringside as we go to a break. We come back from the break to see Priest avalanche Zayn in the corner. Bálor tags in and hits a slingshot stomp. Dominik tags in and hits a slingshot senton. Bálor tags in, and he tags Priest. Bálor hits a backbreaker, and Priest follows up with a leg drop for a two-count. Priest taunts Owens and punches him. Priest charges Zayn in the corner, but Zayn moves. Dominik tags in and knocks Cody off the apron before he’s tagged in. Bálor tags in and puts Zayn in the corner for a chop. Bálor whips him to the opposite corner and hits a running chop. Bálor whips him to the corner again, but Zayn pops out with a clothesline. Owens and Dominik tag in. Owens punches away at Dominik and stomps him down. Owens punches Priest off the apron. Owens goes out of the ring and attacks Dominik heading up the ramp. Owens gets Dominik in the ring, ducks a clothesline, and wipes him out with a superkick. Owens tells Dominik to “suck it” and hits a cannonball. Owens covers Dominik for a near fall. Rhea looks equally relieved and concerned. Owens goes for a Pop-up Powerbomb, but Bálor tags in, and Dominik gets out of it. Bálor hits a falling elbow drop on Owens for a near fall. Bálor punches away at Owens and hits a Sling Blade. Bálor signals for the end and charges, but Owens superkicks him down. Cody is back on the apron and is fired up. Cody tags in. Priest also tags in. Cody takes him down and hits a drop-down uppercut. Cody slingshots over him and hits a snap powerslam. Cody connects with a Disaster Kick for a near fall. Cody leaps to the top rope but gets down when Rhea distracts him. Cody turns into South of Heaven from Priest. Priest covers, but Zayn breaks up the pin. Dominik attacks Zayn. Zayn puts Dominik on the apron and punches him into the arms of Rhea. Rhea angrily gets on the apron and yells at Zayn. Rhea challenges Zayn. Zayn charges so she ducks, and he hits Dominik with a somersault senton. Cody follows up with a Cody Cutter on Priest for a near fall. Bálor and Owens begin brawling at ringside. Owens sends Bálor ribs-first into the barricade. In the ring, Priest rolls Cody up for a two-count. Priest stuns Cody with a punch and springboards off the ropes, but Cody takes him out of midair. Cody covers, but Dominik breaks up the pin. Dominik grabs Owens and sends him out of the ring. Dominik signals for a 619 on Cody, but Zayn clotheslines him down and hits a Helluva Kick. Owens follows up with a Stunner on Dominik. Cody sizes Priest up and hits Cross Rhodes for the win.

A great match that seemed to be slow to start, but got better as it went along. Zayn is still super over with the crowd and Dominik has major heat no matter what. Good chemistry between all participants, including Rhea. Grade B

A good overall episode of Raw. Still too much filler for my liking. I stand by the fact that Raw should go back down to 2 hours. Not long now until Money in the Bank and its shaping up to one hell of a PLE.


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