Raw 8/1/18 Review



Roman Reigns started the show with a generic promo that was interrupted by Jason Jordan and then Seth Rollins. Jordan thinks they can be the most dominant 3 man team in WWE.
The Balor Club come out and they are here to take over ! This was the best Mic work from Finn since he started in WWE he is so much better with extra added attitude and I think being with Gallows and Anderson is really helping him.
Angle makes a Six Man Tag Match for the Main Event but when he asked the crowd if they wanted to see that match the crowd unanimously booed.


Sasha Banks and Bayley with Mickie James defeated Absolution (Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose with Paige) with Bank Statement.

Match Rating: ⭐️

A clear reason as to why there should not be a women’s rumble. This match sucked half of these women should not even be sniffing the main roster.


Goldust and Alexander backstage why is Goldust Babyface again and why is he involved with the Cruiserweights ?

Woken Matt’s new music is good but needs new entrance theme take away the Hardy Boyz stuff.

Woken Matt defeated Curt Hawkins
Match Rating: ⭐️1/2

Lights go out Bray is in the ring with Hardy and…they laugh at each other. I have been enjoying this in parts but they need to be allowed the freedom to do more away from the ring. They should slowly build this rivalry all the way to Wrestlemania where the two finally meet in the ring one on one.

Elias introduced The Miz For Miz TV. The return of The Miz after only a few months was horrible thanks to the pathetic acting skills of Axel and Dallas this was really hard to watch but the jist is that Miz wants his IC title back.

The Club backstage talking about Tama Tonga and Bad Luck Fale ? This was strange they allowed them to mention guys from NJPW but kind of cool.


WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Cedric Alexander defeated Enzo Amore via count out after Enzo got busted open during the match he then injured his ankle when Cedric dove on to him on the outside of the ring.
Match Rating: ⭐️⭐️


Kurt was backstage with The Bar they wanted their rematch for the tag titles and they will get it at the Rumble. Miz comes in he wants a rematch for IC title at Raw’s 25th Anniversary and he will get that rematch against Reigns.

They kept going on and on about this Mix Match Challenge Show. What is the point of it ? Are there any stakes? Do the winners get anything from it ? Instead of creating these pointless internet shows that mean nothing why not try and make your TV show that has been on for nearly 25 years watchable again ?

Titus Worldwide (Titus and Apollo with Dana Brooke) defeated The Bar (Sheamus and Cesaro) in the shocker of the night.
Rating: ⭐️⭐️

Am I the only one who thinks maybe Apollo and Titus will Tag Team Dana in celebration of their victory ?

Brock Lesnar stands there like a spare one at a wedding while Paul Heyman delivers the same promo he has been cutting for the last few years with the exception of maybe one or two name changes. Kane attacks Lesnar at the top of the ramp. They brawl to the backstage area where they are met by Strowman. He pulls steel scaffolding structure down on to Kane and Lesnar.

Brock is stretchered out of the Arena during the break with Heyman holding his hand and Kane walked away from the scene.

Samoa Joe defeated Rhyno
Match Rating: ⭐️1/2
Joe cut a very intense promo, he is in the Rumble and he is looking to eliminate Cena first. Now that would be a great feud for a Mania Match Cena vs Joe !!

Nia Jax attacked Asuka from behind during Asuka’s entrance. Was this because of what Alexa Bliss told Nia or was this a message to everyone in the Women’s Rumble Match ?

The Balor Club (Finn Balor, Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows) defeated Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Jason Jordan
Match Rating: ⭐️⭐️

The Miz and The Miztourage attacked Rollins, Jordan and then The Miz hit a Skull Crushing Finale on Roman Reigns. They then hit a triple power bomb on Reigns getting payback for what The Shield did to The Miz the last time he was on Raw.

The Show ends with The Miz and The Miztourage standing over a beaten down Roman Reigns


Best Male Wrestler
The Miz

Best Female Wrestler
Nia Jax

Best Team
Balor Club

Best Holy Shit Moment
Titus Worldwide won a match !!!!

Best Match On The Show
Enzo Amore vs Cedric Alexander




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