RAW 29/1/18 Review


A25EB9BC-859F-4432-9286-E4789D35D4E3.jpegHere are the results, my match ratings and review of this weeks episode of WWE Monday Night Raw.

Match Results and Match Ratings


Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match

Last Man Standing Match

Braun Strowman defeated Kane

Match Rating: ⭐️⭐️



Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match

Elias defeated Matt Hardy

Match Rating: ⭐️1/2



Intercontinental Championship Match

The Miz (c) defeated Roman Reigns

Match Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️



The Revival defeated Heath Slater & Rhyno

Match Rating:⭐️1/2



Asuka defeated Sasha Banks

Match Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️



Raw Tag Team Championship

The Bar (c) defeated Titus Worldwide (Titus O’Neil and Apollo Crews)

Match Rating: ⭐️⭐️




Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match

John Cena defeated Finn Balor

Match Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️


So the show show kicked off the way it should of with Asuka in the ring. Her promo while in Japanese was far better than anything she has said in English, there actually seemed to be passion in it, it felt natural not forced like the terrible scripted crap she has been forced to say by the Raw creative team. Stephanie was there as well and she announced there will be the first ever Women’s Elimination Chamber Match another History Making Match to look forward too. I enjoyed the Last Man Standing Match it was short and entertaining. Strowman tipping over the stage that the announce table sits on was cool, the best thing about it was that it was done in front of a live crowd so everyone could witness first hand the true strength of Strowman. I’m happy that Elias is getting a chance in the Elimination Chamber, since coming up from NXT he really has worked tremendously hard on his gimmick and it seems to be paying off the crowd Are in to him as they all want to Walk With Elias. It seems we have not seen the last of the Wyatt/Hardy feud if they could do more away from the ring and be more creative this could be the best thing they have done in years. Unfortunately it seems no one seems to know how to progress the story so all we are getting is these two laughing at each other every week. The rematch between Miz and Reigns was another good match proving these two have great chemistry together in a ring. Hopefully if rumours are true and Reigns is winning the title at Mania we may see these two rekindle their feud later in the year and we will see The Miz back in the Main Event where he belongs. The match between The Revival and Slater & Rhyno was a basic tag match but it’s nice to see The Revival are finally being given the chance to show what they can do. The Women’s match between Asuka and Sasha was good in parts but it is hard to forget the part where Sasha nearly broke her neck. These performers need to take more care of themselves, they are doing moves that are high in risk but do very little to truly help get themselves over. I wish they would realise that the all time greats did not get over by doing these stupid moves it was with their Characters and the ability to tell a story. So what now for Sasha she will be in the Chamber Match but after seeing her lose here I very much doubt we will be seeing her in a match for the title at Wrestlemania as much as she may deserve it. The Bar retained the belts in a very predictable match. The only moment from this match that is worth talking about was when Sheamus dropped Apollo Crews on his head in a botched attempt at a Powerbomb. While Crews was able to finish the match there is no way he left that match unscathed. Sheamus is so clumsy this is not the first time he has seriously injured someone by doing something dangerous and not taking care of his opponent. I did like the fact there were more matches on this show that actually had stakes, they are doing matches to qualify for the Elimination Chamber Match and while it may be very basic it is better than what we usually get. I was shocked that both Balor and Cena had to face off against each other. After Balor last so long in the Rumble I thought that alone would be enough to get a spot and Cena is Cena. So for some reason Balor is most definitely not going to be in the title match at Wrestlemania. The only thing we can hope for now is that he may start up a feud with The Miz which would be a potential show stealer at Mania for the Intercontinental Championship. This show was basic and not a lot happened storyline wise, there was no sign of ‘Full Time’ Ronda Rousey but hey there is always next week. I will talk about what I think they could do with her in a post/blog/vlog coming  very soon.












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