WWE RAW - April 25, 2016
Random Thoughts and Opinions
- And...Stephanie McMahon is back. Damn she's good, best heel in the business hands down.
- Payback is already a loaded show, add in the Vince McMahon decision and this is a must see show.
- I have no desire to see Sheamus on my TV...ever. I would actually like him better if he did the job within the first five minutes of every match he's in. This match is going way too long.
- New Day just makes me smile. Enzo & Cass are amazing, but I have to admit, the Vaudvillians are a guilty pleasure.
- Nice debut from Gallows & Anderson, but like the Styles vs. Sheamus match, a bit too long.
- The Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn video package was fantastic.
- Lana back with Rusev...and everything is right in the world again. A really good match between Zayn & Rusev.
- This Zayn vs. Owens feud has the potential to be the feud of the year.
- Cody Rhodes...we miss you. I'm not feeling Apollo Crews yet.
- Dean Ambrose has some really good one liners. Chris Jericho’s attire just screams heel. I'm really enjoying this feud.
- I like Natalya dominating Emma, that's how the Styles match should have gone too.
- Something is missing from the Miz & Cesaro feud. I'm not a fan of the movie line quotes from either guy. I'd rather see both guys be presented as serious no nonsense competitors.
-Surreal to see video of Chyna and Eddie Guerrero together. So sad, but a nice tribute to her.
- Why are they going back to Ryback vs. Kalisto? Aside from Roman Reigns winning the title, did anything matter from WrestleMania? Ughh
- Alberto Del Rio deserves better. Good show closing confrontation between Reigns, Styles Gallows and Anderson. Really looking forward to Payback.
RAW is really clicking right now. The Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn video package was excellent and one of the highlights of the show. The build to Payback has really been done well. Every feud feels important; add in Vince McMahon naming who will run RAW and Payback becomes a must see show. Although I felt some of the matches went too long, the wrestling on the show was really good.
A classy move by WWE putting together an excellent tribute to the late Joanie Laurer aka Chyna. Despite WWE’s issues with her, I hope she gets into the WWE Hall of Fame at some point.
The mystery of who Gallows and Anderson are working with has been done well. The obvious direction is for Finn Balor to debut on Payback and be revealed as the leader. That's the payoff I'm most hoping for as well.
Shane & Stephanie McMahon
New Day, Enzo & Cass and the Vaudvillians
Gallows & Anderson debut tag match
Owens & Zayn video package
Rusev vs. Zayn
Chris Jericho & Dean Ambrose
Match length of Styles vs. Sheamus and Gallows & Anderson vs. the Usos
Stardust vs. Apollo Crews
Cesaro & Miz segment
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