WWE RAW - May 16, 2016
Random Thoughts and Opinions
The last RAW before Extreme Rules.
Yep, those are boos for Roman Reigns. Sweet Jesus, Reigns comes off as a jag.
And, yet again Reigns gets the upper hand. Not the way I was hoping the show would start.
Kevin Owens is so damn entertaining. The build to the Fatal 4-Way has been tremendous. I like the tag teams Stephanie McMahon set up for this match. Should be fun.
Zayn gets the pin on Miz which means he isn't winning on Sunday at Extreme Rules. That was a fun match nonetheless.
The Shining Stars < Los Matadores. Brutal.
“I'll take $15,000 out of your ass.” Chris Jericho to Dean Ambrose. Jericho was tremendous here as always. I prefer the Shield version of Dean Ambrose, but this version is working for me too. An Asylum Match...interesting. The potted plant on the cage is a nice touch.
I don't like WWE jumping right into a match between Becky Lynch and Dana Brooke. It's not that their match was bad, but why not drag the feud out longer? Make us want to see Lynch get her hands on Brooke and maybe give us a second women's match on a PPV. Becky did a great job carrying Dana Brooke through that match.
I'm willing to give the Darren Young and Bob Backlund pairing a chance, but yikes that was...awkward.
Did Stephanie just tell The Dudleys she's just not going to give them two little North Carolina guys because that's not how things are done around there anymore? Huh, I could've sworn that's what they did for Epico and Primo…
Call me crazy, but I'm a fan of Golden Truth. Loved the video package!
While I don't like the Breezdango name, I do like Fandango and Tyler Breeze as a tag team.
I have no words for New Day and their time machine. That was awful.
Bloodline > The Family
Balor Club > The Club
This is the most relevant the Usos have been since…..well, ever!
Seriously?!? Anderson and Gallows lose clean to the Usos? We get it Vince, WWE is better than NJPW.
The Styles Clash looks vicious.
Oh lord, who wrote Cass’ promo tonight, he's dying out there with that material. Way to represent the “New Era” by making references that only people over 40 would get. I'm a big fan of Cass, but unfortunately this was a huge step back for him.
Did Kalisto just fall on the stage while doing his intro? Yes, yes he did.
First Miz gets pinned, now Kalisto. Strange decisions for both. .
I can watch Rusev destroy Kalisto every week.
Natalya getting the What chant? Umm, OK.
Charlotte has improved greatly on the mic. Crazy Ric Flair gets me every time. I could've gone without Stephanie slapping Ric, but I liked the way RAW ended. Kudos to WWE for putting the contract signing on last.
However, this was an underwhelming go home edition of RAW. There were a lot of things that just didn't register with this viewer. The Shining Stars, the New Day time machine nonsense and The Club losing clean was all ridiculous. This show did not make me more excited to see Extreme Rules. Hopefully WWE has something big planned for the show on Sunday.
Miz & Cesaro vs. Owens & Zayn
Chris Jericho and Dean Ambrose
Tyler Breeze & Fandango vs. Goldust & R Truth
Styles and Reigns
The contract signing
Becky Lynch vs. Dana Brooke
New Day & the Vaudevillains
The Club losing
Big Cass vs. Devon
The Fighting Champion
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