Raw Superstar Shake Up

 

Here are the match results, my match ratings and review for this weeks episode of Raw.

 

Kurt Angle kicked of Raw and the Superstar Shake Up. The first Shake Up saw the United States Champion Jinder Mahal go to Raw.

 

United States Championship
Jeff Hardy defeated Jinder Mahal
Match Rating:⭐️⭐️1/2

Jinder was backstage and he invoked his rematch clause at the Greatest Royal Rumble Show then he was interrupted by No Way Jose.

 

Bayley vs Sasha Banks match stopped due to interference from The Riott Squad
Match Rating:⭐️

 

Authors Of Pain defeated Rhyno & Heath Slater
Match Rating:⭐️

 

Miz TV with guests Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens they were rehired by Stephanie McMahon. Kurt told Miz he is going to Smackdown thanks to Daniel Bryan. Kurt announced a 10 Man Tag Match For The Main Event

 

Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt defeated The Revival
Match Rating:⭐️⭐️

 

The Bar bumped in to The Fashion Police Breezango backstage.

 

Ronda spoke to Kurt in his “office” Natalya came in and she and Ronda hugged.

 

Nia Jax On commentary Alexa was a No Show she did give a promo during the match.

 

Ember Moon defeated Mickie James
Match Rating:⭐️⭐️

 

Dolph Ziggler was interrupted by Titus World Wide, Dolph did not come alone ! Titus and Apollo were attacked by Drew McIntyre who has joined forces with Ziggler, they hit an awesome Zig Zag Claymore double team move on Apollo.

Roman Reigns had an in ring promo with Gold Chain and Flash watch, they are slowly dressing him up. He was yet again interrupted by Samoa Joe a complete copy of last week.

Natalya defeated Mandy Rose
Match Rating ⭐️

Rose and Deville beat down Natalya. Rousey made the save Deville stepped up and got knocked down by Ronda.

Baron Corbin video package.

 

Breezango defeated The Bar
Match Rating:⭐️⭐️1/4

Elias interview backstage

Bobby Lashley, Braun Strowman, Seth Rollins, Finn Balor and Bobby Roode defeated The Miz, Curits Axel, Bo Dallas, Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens

Match Rating: ⭐️⭐️1/2

 

Superstar Shake Up Moves To Raw
Jinder Mahal
Riott Squad (Ruby Riott, Mandy Rose & Sarah Logan)
Kevin Owens
Sami Zayn
Breezango (Fandango & Tyler Breeze)
Dolph Ziggler
Drew McIntyre
Natalya
Baron Corbin
Bobby Roode
Chad Gable
Mojo Rawley
Zack Ryder
The Ascension
Mike Kanellis

 

Review

I was surprised how many changes have been made but I am liking the look of this roster and the possibility of potential feuds. It was surprising that Hardy won the US Title and now Jinder wants his rematch at The Greatest Royal Rumble Show what happens to Orton after he won a Number One Contender Match last week on Smackdown. Yet again they continue to keep both Bayley and Sasha on the fence. It’s obvious they want to turn one heel but are not sure which but for me it is obvious. It has to be Sasha, her Boss character would be 100 times better with more arrogance and attitude. The AOP really need a mouthpiece, Why did take away Paul Ellring ? The whole Miz TV segment was really enjoyable, Sami Zayn gets better on the mic every week and for me was the star of this segment. The Miz is going back to Smackdown and we will finally get to see him feud with Daniel Bryan. This has the potential to be the best feud of 2018. While Hardy and Wyatt were impressive as a Tag Team this is not what any fan wants to see. We all want more Hardy compound video packages, they don’t have to be all fights they can just do funny/crazy things on the compound. Then maybe after time they could do a few battles with the right opponents eventually. So excited to see what is in store for McIntyre he looks great and is a natural star. The Roman/Joe segment was an exact replica of last week they could of just edited in the segment from last week and it would of saved Reigns and Joe the trouble of traveling. So Natalya is friends with Ronda ? But it is a smart move to have the most experienced female on the roster in a storyline with Ronda who is still learning the ropes. Corbin had a video package, they need to do more of these for the guys and gals that come up from NXT so people who don’t watch NXT (yes believe what you want but some people don’t watch it) know a little bit about them before they debut so they don’t get stale quick like has happened to countless call ups in the past. While it was a nice surprise to see Breezango get a win over The Bar you just know they will be back to jobber status with in a few weeks. Elias was awesome in his interview backstage with Renee. I hate multi man tag matches (except at Survivor Series) and this was just another to add to the long list of shitty ways that they finish a show. There is no heat, no angles, no excitement , there is no reason to watch next week, there should be that feeling you get from great shows when you are annoyed that it is over and you have to wait a whole week. While it’s great there is a whole new roster how long will it be before it is stale again ?

Who I think is moving to Smackdown (apart from The Miz)

From Raw:
Seth Rollins
Finn Balor
Elias
Anderson & Gallows
The Revival
Asuka
Titus Worldwide
Mickie James
Curt Hawkins

 

From NXT
Andrade Cien Almas
Sanity

 

 

 

 

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