Live from Montreal, Quebec this is the Raw Deal for episode #1102. Follow me on Twitter @johnreport.

It always makes me happy when WWE is in my country of Canada. I love it so much that I wrote about 10 observations from sitting in the first row at a WWE live event on Saturday. There are some exclusive pics in there. Other pics will get uploaded to my Facebook page soon.

There was a recap of last week's Raw, which ended with Roman Reigns saving John Cena from an attack by The Authority's henchmen.

Roman Reigns made his entrance through the crowd. The announce team of Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield and Jerry Lawler welcomed us to the show. They said no Triple H & Stephanie McMahon on the show because they're on vacation. I won't miss them.

Reigns did a promo talking about his involvement in the Fatal 4-Way main event at Battleground when he takes on John Cena, Kane and Randy Orton. He said he understood that he was a wanted man, but he's got a hair trigger. The crowd said "Cena Sucks" so Reigns said "when Roman Reigns is in the house you're damn right Cena sucks." He said he's going to be the next WWE World Heavyweight Champion. The crowd loved that.

Kane's music started up and he stood on the entrance ramp. Reigns wondered if he was standing in for The Authority because lately he's been Triple H's lap dog, but then he corrected himself saying that lately he's been Randy Orton's bitch.

There was a brawl between Reigns and Kane around ringside. Reigns gave him a clothesline that sent him over the barricade as they fought into the crowd. Kane fought back as they went back to the ringside area with Kane throwing Reigns into the steel post at ringside. Referees ran down to ringside to break it up. Kane gave one of the refs a Chokeslam. More WWE officials came out to break it up. It was Fit Finlay, Jamie Noble, Joey Mercury, Dean Malenko and Irwin R. Schyster. Reigns knocked down Noble and gave Finlay a Spear. Then there was a Superman Punch for Kane. Kane finally backed away to end the segment. The crowd was on fire.

Analysis: That was a hot start to Raw. Much better than a boring Triple H or Stephanie McMahon promo. Reigns' promo at the start wasn't that great, but it was good enough. He doesn't need to talk  too much. The line about "Cena sucks" was pretty funny too. I enjoyed that brawl with Kane. The crowd loved it and I did too.

The announcers mentioned what was still to come including Bret Hart appearing and John Cena vs. Seth Rollins. I'm sure they will remind us all show long like usual.

(Commercial)

The Wyatt Family logo appeared on screen. Then Luke Harper & Erick Rowan appeared in the ring. Looks like they have a new generic rock song instead of that "whole world in his hands" remix. The Usos entered.

The Usos vs. Luke Harper & Erick Rowan

This is non-title. It's a match that they've done many times on TV in the last three months. I saw it at the house show I was at on Saturday too. Usos were aggressive early, but Harper slowed them down as they worked over Jimmy. The crowd is so good that they were doing "Let's go Usos/Let's go Wyatts" chants. Jey tagged in with a dropkick on Rowan, but that didn't last long as Rowan knocked him down and the heels controlled the action. Jey rolled out to the floor for the vintage floor to commercial break. He was determined to roll out there.

(Commercial)

Back from break, Jey avoided a Rowan charge and Harper missed a kick over the top. Hot tag to Jimmy, who hit a cross body block on Harper followed by clotheslines and he knocked Rowan off the apron. Samoan Drop by Jimmy on Harper. Corkscrew Plancha by Jimmy. Jey nailed Rowan with a dive over the top rope. Superkick by Harper on Jimmy for two. Jimmy nailed Harper with a Superkick for two. The fans chanted "this is awesome" as Rowan fought with Jey outside the ring. That distracted Jimmy, so Harper knocked him off the top rope and hit a Powerbomb for two as Jey made the save. Double kick to Harper. Rowan tripped up one of the brothers. When the other brother turned around, Harper nailed him with the clothesline. That was enough for the pin after 12 minutes.  

Winners: Luke Harper & Erick Rowan

After it was over, Jimmy complained to the ref that he was the one that was the legal guy and that Harper actually pinned Jey. The ref just walked away even though he messed up. JBL said it didn't matter and that should make the Wyatt Family the number one contenders.

Analysis: *** Champions losing a non-title match is not new. It feels like a weekly occurrence. They've done this match so many times and like I said I saw it on the weekend. Some of the same spots were in the match. It's still good stuff, though. That finish was different with the wrong Uso brother getting pinned. It's probably going to lead to a tag title match at Battleground even though the Usos already beat them at Money in the Bank. WWE sure loves rematches.

The announcers plugged the one week free trial for WWE Network for people that don't have it yet. I have it. That's more of a deal than anything they have ever tried before.

Backstage, Randy Orton talked with Kane. Orton wondered if he had his back. Kane said one way or another the WWE Title is coming back to The Authority. Seth Rollins said he would think twice before he cashes in the briefcase on one of them. Orton said he is really starting to hate "that kid" (Rollins) and Kane said not nearly as much as he's starting to hate Orton.

Analysis: This was nothing more than heels not trusting each other. That's how heels should be. They shouldn't be friends even if they do work together sometimes.

(Commercial)

The WWE "Did You Know" told us about Total Divas was nominated for a Teen Choice award.

Alicia Fox vs. Nikki Bella (One Arm Tied Behind Nikki's Back)

The stipulation is that Nikki has her left arm tied behind her back. The Authority set it up since Stephanie has that storyline with Brie Bella. Fox took advantage by attacking her right away. Nikki got a slap in, but mostly it involved Fox attacking her. Fox smashed two cans together and that just ended things.

No Decision Due To Stupidity

Analysis: That was bad. Obviously they're doing the story where things are tough for Nikki because of Stephanie. The plan is to do Stephanie against Brie Bella at SummerSlam, so it's leading to that. This was a really stupid angle disguised as a match.

(Commercial)

The ravishing Russian Lana was in the ring with Rusev. I have to admit I miss when she would strut around the stage. All she did was show us a pic of Vladimir Putin and then Rob Van Dam's music cut her off. So I guess no Lana promo ripping on Canada's government since writing team doesn't know a thing about Canada's government.

Rob Van Dam vs. Rusev w/Lana

There was a spinning DDT early on by RVD. Like an idiot, RVD went up top and Rusev knocked him down with a shot to the back of the head. As Rusev put RVD in a chinlock, there was a promo inset by Zeb Colter. Really? During a match? He challenged Rusev to face Jack Swagger at Battleground. Back elbow by Rusev on RVD. The crowd was chanting "ole ole ole" during this match. Rusev with a knee to the ribs. RVD was able to sneak in a rollup. Director missed a move due to showing Lana, but that's okay with me. RVD got some boots to the face and then a thrust kick off the top rope. Rusev came back with his very impressive superkick. It's "Rusev Crush" time, so he applied the Accolade and RVD tapped out after five minutes of action.

Winner by submission: Rusev

Analysis: * It was one of the longer Rusev matches to date. RVD got some offense in, but he really didn't come close to getting the win. That Rusev leaping sidekick is awesome. What I don't understand is why they did the promo inset by Colter. They should have had them do the challenge after the match. It's not like Canadian fans are going to boo Real Americans.

Randy Orton was shown walking backstage for his match at the top of hour two.

(Commercial)

There was a replay of the Reigns/Kane brawl from earlier in the show.

Randy Orton vs. Dean Ambrose

Ambrose has his left shoulder taped. Cole read a tweet/Instagram pic from Triple H commenting on the Rusev win and a sunset that Hunter posted. Orton was in control early, but Ambrose came back by giving Orton a dropkick while he was against the ropes. Orton with a hard clothesline that knocked down Ambrose. Ambrose came back by sending Orton out to the floor for the vintage floor to commercial break.

Analysis: If #floortocommercial was trending during Raw would WWE mention that? We may never know.

(Commercial)

Back from break, Orton was working on the injured left shoulder of Ambrose. Comeback by Ambrose with forearm shots to the head and a flying cross body block. Ambrose with a Figure Four Leglock as the crowd chanted "woo" in honor of Ric Flair. Great reaction to that move. JBL said maybe it was out of respect to Bret Hart since he used submissions. Why can't he just say Flair's name? Bret did the move around the ringpost, but it's Flair's move. Not sure what happened as Ambrose jumped off the top rope, landed on his feet and Orton hit him with a dropkick. Perhaps he was supposed to hit the dropkick when Ambrose jumped. There are multiple Greek flags in the crowd. That's a win. Ambrose bounced off the ropes with a clothesline. Outside the ring, Ambrose threw Orton into the barricade. Ambrose started tossing chairs in the ring like a crazy man. When Ambrose grabbed a chair, Orton rolled away and then Orton threw Ambrose shoulder first into the post. Ref threw the chairs back out. No DQ for them since they were not used. Orton sent Ambrose over the barricade. Orton hit his patented DDT on the floor outside the ring. Ambrose beat the count back into the ring at the count of nine. Back slide by Ambrose for two. Boot by Orton to the face. Ambrose bounced off the ropes and Orton nailed him with a RKO for the win after 20 minutes.

Winner by pinfall: Randy Orton

Nothing post match other than Orton celebrating.

Analysis: ***1/4 A clean win for the heel. He's in the WWE Title match so seeing him win over somebody that seen as below him is right for Orton. It doesn't really help Ambrose, though. Orton cheating would have helped things. They had a weird flow to the match early on, but it got better. That whole chairs thing was pretty random. Also they mixed up something when Ambrose jumped off the top and just stood there. I enjoyed most of the match, though.

John Cena was interviewed by Renee Young. He looked pretty happy for a guy that had a girlfriend get humiliated earlier, but I guess the girlfriend only counts on Total Divas. He did a promo about how him as WWE Champion is best for business. Roman Reigns wished him luck in his match. Cena said he heard his strong words, but he didn't need it. It was hard to hear Reigns, but I think he said something about how Cena will need it when they compete at Battleground.

Analysis: Reigns needs to speak up a bit. It was tough to hear at the end.

(Commercial)

Retro Raw Deal from five years ago: I'm re-posting my Raw Deal review columns from five years ago every Sunday, so be sure to check out the July 6, 2009 edition. I post the original version and I also add in comments. In this week's show I complain about stale matches like John Cena vs. Triple H and also write about Edge's devastating foot injury.

Fandango was on commentary to tell us he's in the Battleground Battle Royal for the Intercontinental Title along with the two guys in this next match.

Alberto Del Rio vs. Dolph Ziggler

The commentary style of Fandango means he's talking in the third person. Ziggler hit an elbow drop as JBL said "careful King we're in Montreal" which is a reference to Lawler having a heart attack in Montreal just an hour after having a match. Del Rio tripped him up using the apron as an apron. Back in the ring, Del Rio hit a reverse suplex off the top rope. Not an easy move to do or take. Ziggler nailed a leaping DDT for two. Double knee armbreaker by Del Rio, but Ziggler came back with the Fameasser for two. The music started to play randomly as Fandango danced on the table. JBL was not a fan of dancing in front of him. Ziggler was distracted by the dancing, so Del Rio kicked Ziggler in the head to win the match. The match went five minutes.

Winner by pinfall: Alberto Del Rio

Analysis: **1/2 They've done this match so many times and it seems like Ziggler always loses to Del Rio. That finish continues the Ziggler/Fandango story with the girls. My favorite wrestler ever will be the guy that doesn't get distracted by theme music and the person that goes along with the music. Seriously though, I hate that finish.

With the win, Del Rio gets a US Title shot against Sheamus on Main Event. That's another match WWE does way too often.

Fandango kept dancing on the table. JBL was yelling at him to stop that. He wanted to go to commercial. JBL was funny.

There was a Stardust video backstage. Goldust said there's nobody as bizarre as them. He said where they're going they don't need roads (or Rhodes). Goldust put on his wig to say they will never forget the name of Goldust. When he did his chomp, Stardust did one back at him and said "or Stardust."

Analysis: That's unique. I don't mind the duo.

It's Jericho vs. Miz later. Bret Hart is up next.

(Commercial)

Fandango was walking backstage. Layla walked up to him wondering if he was jealous that Ziggler kissed Summer last week. Layla said she didn't know what she would do if he  still cared for Summer. Fandango said their dance is so beautiful that nobody would ever cut in. He held her close, then looked over to the doorway where Summer happened to be standing.

Analysis: I guess Layla shouldn't watch the show later to see that Summer was there.

Jerry Lawler was in the ring. He thanked the doctors and the staff at the hospital in Montreal for saving his life two years ago when he had a heart attack. There was a nice "Jerry" chant in the ring. He mentioned that it was going to be a tribute night to Bret Hart and Pat Patterson two years ago, but that didn't happen. He introduced Bret Hart.

Analysis: It was cool to hear the chants in support of Lawler. It looked like it really touched him.

The WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart entered to a standing ovation from the crowd in Montreal. Bret said that nobody what happened there in the past (he's talking Survivor Series 1997) that it was always great to be in Montreal. He said if he could have one more match he would want it to be right here in Montreal in front of the greatest fans in the world. He said he had goosebumps that reminded him of when he was the WWE Champion and the best there was, the best there is and the best there ever will be.

Damien Sandow interrupted in Bret Hart gear and to his music. He said he was "Bret The Hitman Sand-Hart" as he insulted Bret by mentioning he tapped out to Shawn Michaels in the ring. He said his one regret (as Bret) was that he was actually proud to be from a third world country like Canada. He said the other regret was that he (as Bret) never stood in the ring with the great Damien Sandow. When Sandow said that talking wasn't Bret's strong suit, Bret punched him in the face. He said: "No. Punching was."  Hart's punch sent Sandow to the floor. The crowd cheered that as Bret's music played.

Analysis: That was fun. The crowd loved seeing Bret there and gave him the kind of tribute he deserves. Bret really is beloved in all of Canada. He set the stage for so many other great Canadian wrestlers too. Maybe I'm biased as a Canadian and a huge Bret Hart fan, but I thought the segment worked. Do I like the continued burial of Sandow? Not really. The "guy that imitates others" is not a great gimmick. It can only go so far. Hopefully things can change for him soon.

The US Champion Sheamus entered the ring. He gave Hart a hug as Sheamus prepared for a match against Sandow.

(Commercial)

Damien Sandow vs. Sheamus

The match started during the break. It's another week where I forgot to check out the App on my phone. Sandow hit the side Russian legsweep and the Hart-like elbow drop off the middle rope. Those are Hart moves. He went for the Sharpshooter, but Sheamus grabbed his beard. Sheamus went crazy with the forearm shots to the chest. Another heart attack reference. Sheamus hit a Brogue Kick on Sandow for the win after three minutes.

Winner by pinfall: Sheamus

Post match, JBL said "Bret screwed Bret" since Sandow was in the Hart gear. That's some bad comedy.

Analysis: * A meaningless match to put over Sheamus.

Backstage, the Miz was interviewed by the lovely Renee Young. He read a letter from a fan that was sucking up to him that called rat faced, tattooed rock star Jericho. There was a funny line about being the star of the Marine franchise too. He read the name of the person that wrote the letter as "Johnny Russo." I know for a fact there's a guy on the creative team named that. No relation to Vince.

Analysis: Great promo from Miz. This Hollywood gimmick is really working for him. He did this five minute "don't hit me in the face" promo at the live event on Saturday that was excellent. It would work well on TV.

(Commercial)

The announcers plugged WWE Network shows. Sheamus vs. Del Rio on Main Event. It's not like that's a new match. It was even on Smackdown last week. There's a Highlight Reel with Bret Hart on Main Event also.

The Miz' new entrance is good. It's fine that the song is the same, but I like the jacket and the video that airs on the screen.

Chris Jericho vs. The Miz

Jericho was really aggressive early as Miz was worried about getting hit in the face. When Jericho was about to hit a Lionsault, Miz shoved him to the floor. Miz applied a chinlock in the ring, Jericho came back with a Walls of Jericho attempt and Miz was able to stop him with a kick to the face. Jericho with a kick to the head for two. Miz hit a DDT for two of his own. Miz ended up hitting a Figure Four Leglock, which is the second one of the night after Ambrose did it earlier. Jericho got to the ropes. Jericho punched him in the nose. Miz overreacted to it like a big deal. Jericho applied the Walls of Jericho for the submission win after six minutes.

Winner by submission: Chris Jericho

Analysis: ** That result is no surprise since Jericho's in a feud with Wyatt while Miz has nothing going on. The "not in the face" story that Miz is going with is cool. It was a shorter match than I expected, but nothing wrong with it.

The Wyatt Family graphic displayed. The lights were off as Wyatt sat in the rocking chair. He was wondering when Jericho was going to save us. Fans lit up the arena with cell phone light. Wyatt said that actions speak much louder than words. He told Jericho that he will hold his every word against him and he will never, everrrrrrr let him forget. Good Jericho-ism right there. He said these people that used to be Jerichoholics sing to a different tune. Jericho told him to please SHUT THE HELL UP! Jericho told him he didn't have to say anything else. He said he'd climb up the ramp to knock Wyatt out of his chair and beat his ass. Wyatt Family logo appeared again. Then Harper & Rowan showed up beside Wyatt. Jericho just stared at them as the show went to break.

Analysis: I really loved that Wyatt promo. He really nailed it even as he did a Jericho line with the "never ever" thing in there. Jericho telling him to shut up was fitting because he should be sick of the guy after he was attacked by Wyatt last week. No word on if they will have a match at Battleground. Reports have said it will be SummerSlam, but they could have one at Battleground too. They're two of the best talkers in the company. I want to hear more.

(Commercial)

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The Funkadactyls were in the ring. Paige entered the ring and did an introduction for AJ Lee where she called her the "great AJ Lee."

Naomi & Cameron vs. Paige & AJ Lee

Naomi wanted a tag, but Cameron started yawning. Paige nailed Naomi with a kick to the face. AJ tagged in and hit a flying headscissors followed by a spinning heel kick for two. After AJ put on chinlock, Naomi tried to tag out again. Cameron was putting lip gloss on her lips. Double clothesline by Naomi and Paige. Cameron tagged herself in. Paige hit the Paige Turner on Cameron and that was enough for the win after three minutes.

Winners by pinfall: Paige & AJ Lee

Analysis: 1/2* Why should I be mad if Cameron doesn't tag in? We know she's not good. I still think Paige is going heel on AJ, but they can take their time on it to build to a SummerSlam match.

Post match, AJ & Paige celebrated the win. Naomi argued with Cameron and they got into a shoving match. Things got more aggressive as they started pulling hair too. The ref broke it up briefly, but they rolled out of the ring while doing a catfight. The crowd was barely reacting to this.

Analysis: The lack of crowd reaction should show WWE that people really don't care. The catfight in the ring wasn't that bad. It's just a matter of the characters not connecting with the crowd.

Still to come is Cena vs. Rollins.

(Commercial)

The great Paul Heyman was in the ring with Cesaro. He mentioned Brock Lesnar conquering The Undertaker's undefeated streak at WrestleMania. Cesaro said you can't talk to them in English. They said they're French Canadians, but they don't even speak French - they speak Quebecois. He insulted the fans, then said the rest of Canada doesn't really like them, then spoke in French by delivering an insult that led to boos from the crowd.

Analysis: That's a solid way to keep Cesaro from getting cheered.

Cesaro w/Paul Heyman vs. Kofi Kingston

Kingston had taped ribs, so Cesaro focused on them by throwing him outside the ring. Kingston came back with briefly, but Cesaro gave him a press slam into a gutbuster for two. Kingston gave Cesaro for the rollup win after two minutes.

Winner by pinfall: Kofi Kingston

Post match, Cesaro attacked Kingston. He threw him into the turnbuckle. Big E made the save for Kingston as Cesaro bailed. Cole mentioned that Cesaro had an incident with Big E on Smackdown.

Analysis: * That was a really short match as Kingston beat Cesaro for the second week in a row. It's not a good sign to see Cesaro losing a short match although with the way WWE books things that could mean he's going to win the Intercontinental Title at Battleground. I'm not sure, though. Just saying that how WWE tends to do things.

Seth Rollins approached John Cena in the locker room. He said he considered cashing in the Money in the Bank contract, but tonight is not about that. It's about proving who's the best and after he (Rollins) wins he's going to prove he's the best. If not he might cash in the briefcase. Rollins mentioned Orton and Kane as possible next champions too. Cena said Rollins is full of crap and thanked him for the backhanded compliment. Cena told him that he was damn good. It ended with Cena telling him that he was in for the fight of his life. Rollins said he'd see him out there.

Analysis: You don't see that too often with two guys in the main event talking backstage before the match. I like that kind of segment. It was a solid face to face promo where both guys expressed themselves and put over what they plan on doing in the main event. Rollins wants to prove himself while Cena's ready to put him in his place. Works for me.

(Commercial)

This week on Smackdown it's Roman Reigns against Rusev. I'm surprised they're doing that on Smackdown.

Bo Dallas vs. El Torito w/Diego

Bo said he'd take on anybody at any place in reference to the little guy. Bo went down to his knees, so Torito put his tail in his face and slapped him. Slap by Torito. Dallas shoved Diego into the steps. Forearm shot by Dallas to Torito. Dallas nailed the Running Bodog on Torito for the win after two minutes.

Winner by pinfall: Bo Dallas

Post match when Dallas did his celebratory run around the ring he ran over Torito without noticing him.

Analysis: * I'm a big fan of Dallas, but this wasn't one of his better matches. They need to get him a feud soon.

Cena vs. Rollins up next.

(Commercial)

There was a commercial for the Monday Night War that airs on WWE Network, which is free for a week if you don't have it. All the clips that they showed in this were already on DVDs that WWE has released. I'm intrigued by the show idea, but it's not like it is going to be that new if you really followed the Raw/Nitro rivalry while it happened. Will I still watch? Yes. WWE Network is pretty awesome.

John Cena vs. Seth Rollins

This is non-title. Rollins was aggressive early on with a jumping neckbreaker for two. They went to break one minute into the match with both guys in the ring.

(Commercial)

Rollins was still in control after the break. He was able to get a couple of nearfalls. Fans were chanting "you sold out" at Rollins. Cena nailed Rollins with a sitout Powerbomb because I guess it's okay to do that move with Batista not there. Cena went up top, but Rollins nailed him with a jumping kick to knock him off the ropes. After Rollins missed a splash, Cena did his shoulder tackles, then a spinning suplex, then the five knuckle shuffle. Rollins landed on his feet when Cena went for the Attitude Adjustment. Cena applied the STF. Kane's music started up. As Kane walked down to the ring, Randy Orton attacked Cena from behind. That ended this match after about nine minutes.

Winner by DQ: John Cena

Analysis: ** It didn't really get going into that next gear where it could become a great match. Since WWE loves to do rematches we'll probably see it again soon. I thought Rollins did a good job of showing his athleticism. Cena did fine, but nothing that we haven't seen so many times from him.

Orton and Kane were attacking Cena in the ring. Roman Reigns walked down to the ring. He hit a Superman Punch on Kane and he hit a Spear on Orton. Rollins nailed Cena in the head with Money in the Bank briefcase.

Rollins called down a ref to cash in the briefcase, but Dean Ambrose showed up to attack him. Ambrose went brawling up the ramp with Rollins to end the show.

Back in the ring, Orton took his time and that allowed Cena to hit Orton with the Attitude Adjustment. Kane was going for the Chokeslam on Kane, but Reigns entered the ring to nail Kane with a Spear. Cena was alone with Reigns in the ring. That led to Reigns lifting up Cena's hand in the ring. Then Cena lifted Reigns' hand up. The crowd was receptive to it.

Raw ended with Reigns lifting up Cena's hand one more as the show came to a close at 11:08pmET.

Analysis: The Rollins/Ambrose stuff was really predictable, but I have no problem with it. They haven't announced their match at Battleground yet. It's coming. The other four guys just did the typical Raw ending with everybody hitting big moves.

That ending with Cena and Reigns puts over the idea that they're  two babyface that have respect for one another although they are going to be very competitive. That's about it.

 

Three Stars of the Show

1. Chris Jericho - I'm a biased Canadian

2. Bret Hart - I'm a biased Canadian.

3. Dean Ambrose - Not Canadian, but he's cool.

(Sometimes people complain to me about my choices here. They really don't matter. It was kind of a balanced show. Hard to pick people sometimes!)

 

The Scoreboard

6 out of 10

Last week: 9

2014 Average: 6.25

2014 High: 9 (April 7 & June 30)

2014 Low: 3.5 (June 2)

Last 5 Weeks: 9, 7, 6.5, 6, 3.5

 

Final Thoughts

It gets a 6 out of 10.

It's not like a 6 is a bad score, but as you can see above it's below the 6.26 average for 2014. It was definitely not as good as last week's great episode. It was a hard one to follow up on because of all the surprises we got last week.

There were two good matches with The Wyatt Family over the Usos and Orton over Ambrose. I was expecting more out of Miz/Jericho and Cena/Rollins.

They didn't do a good enough job of announcing other matches for Battleground. It's coming off like a one match show and it's not like a Fatal 4-Way is really that compelling. Ambrose/Rollins is probably happening although it's not official yet.

I'm getting tired of having other people's music play during a match that the person isn't involved in, but that seem to be something WWE does during nearly every show. It happened more than once this week.

There's weren't enough big moments this week. It was just an average edition of Raw.

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