John Pollock and Wai Ting return to review WWE Raw from Memphis, Tennessee featuring changes to the Royal Rumble with Braun Strowman taken out of the Universal title match, a four-way to decide the new challenger, Nikki Cross wrestles on Raw, EC3, Lacey Evans and Heavy Machinery make cameos, and more.
Vince McMahon returns to the show to announce the new leader of Monday Night Raw, Baron Corbin receives a final chance to become Raw GM, Dean Ambrose and Ronda Rousey issue Open Challenges, and a number of NXT call-ups are announced on this “new” and “fresh” edition of Raw. With John Pollock feeling under the weather, Wai Ting is joined by Nate Milton to review the show!
Monday’s Raw took place from San Diego heading into TLC this Sunday. The show featured Seth Rollins’ announcement that “Raw sucks” because of Baron Corbin to set up a show-closing TLC match for the IC title, plus a “Face-to-Face” between Ronda Rousey and Nia Jax, Bobby Roode and Chad Gable challenging for the Raw tag titles, Drew McIntyre downplays being undefeated & more.
WWE was in Milwaukee for Raw and featured Baron Corbin’s heel unit destroying babyfaces Finn Balor and Elias, Dean Ambrose gets vaccinated from the audience, Seth Rollins held an Open Challenge for the Intercontinental title. We also discuss WWE making several big moves with the NXT UK brand and the passing of Larry Matysik.
WWE returns to L.A.’s Staples Center for the third straight night with the fallout from Survivor Series. We explain what’s going on with the Braun Strowman injury angle, Ronda Rousey defends her title against Mickie James, A-O-PEE-PEE emerges, and Seth Rollins searches for Dean Ambrose for three hours.
Monday’s Raw from from Kansas City was the final Raw leading into the Survivor Series featuring a big angle involving the women of SmackDown storming the ring, Brock Lesnar making his first appearance since Crown Jewel, the men’s and women’s teams for Raw are finalized, two attempts at a silly tag team battle royal, and Ronda Rousey has no time for millennials.
It was a very emotional edition of Raw with Roman Reigns relinquishing the Universal title with the news that he is battling leukemia. The show also featured a contract signing between Ronda Rousey and Nikki Bella, Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose going for the Raw tag titles, the new title match at Crown Jewel, an appearance by DX and more on the “go home” show for Evolution.
Raw took place from Chicago and featured the announcement that Shawn Michaels will wrestle at Crown Jewel as part of a reformed D-Generation X, Trish Stratus will now team with Lita against Alexa Bliss & Mickie James at Evolution, Kurt Angle has his first match on Raw in almost 13 years, The Bellas attack Ronda Rousey & much more on a loaded Raw.
Raw took place from Seattle (the former home of the SuperSonics) featuring a closing segment with The Undertaker, Kane, Triple H & Shawn Michaels. The show also saw an incredible live reaction to Elias & Kevin Owens, a Ronda Rousey match, and more teases of Dean Ambrose splitting from The Shield on the go-home Raw before Super Show-Down.
Raw took place from Denver with a show-long tease regarding Dean Ambrose’s allegiance to The Shield leading to a six-man tag, Drew McIntyre & Dolph Ziggler defend the Raw tag titles, Liv Morgan is injured during a match with The Bella Twins & Natalya, Stephanie McMahon & Triple H appear, and more build up for Super Show-Down.
Raw took place from Dallas and featured the official announcement of WWE Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia with a triple threat match for the Universal title, The Undertaker returns to address Triple H, Roman Reigns defends the Universal title against Baron Corbin, and Ronda Rousey learns the art of the Open Challenge. Plus, a review of the top matches from NJPW’s Destruction in Beppu show.