WWE RAW - May 9, 2016
Random Thoughts and Opinions
Nice to see the show start off with someone other than the McMahons.
Big Cass sharing the ring with Jericho during the opening segment is….well, awesome. That big boot looked STIFF!
The End of Days has become one of my favorite finishers in WWE. I still think Ziggler is getting too much offense against Corbin though. I'm ready for this feud to be over.
The Club? Come on, seriously? The Club?!?
I actually would've liked to see the R Truth vs. Fandango match go longer. I still enjoy Goldust’s work, always have.
The backstage promos have all been spot on tonight so far. Really well done.
The first hour flew by.
Being a huge Paige fan, it was nice to finally see her in a meaningful match. Ric Flair was great being “Crazy Ric” during the match. Hopefully this puts Paige back into a higher spot within the Women's Division.
Good match between Zayn and Miz, although the finish was never in doubt. They didn't give too much away here. I'm really looking forward to the Fatal 4 Way at Extreme Rules.
Dana Brooke makes her WWE RAW debut.
Bob Backlund, life coach. This should be interesting...
Shane McMahon has interesting taste in office decor.
I have to admit, putting the Usos with Reigns and having them feud with The Club has me more interested in them than ever before.
It's amazing how much better Rusev comes across to this viewer by not having to be saddled with the League of Nations baggage. I don't understand having Rusev lose here, and fairly quickly. I was expecting WWE to start giving Rusev momentum heading into Extreme Rules. Silly me. Rusev better destroy Sin Cara on Smackdown!
A.J. Styles and Roman Reigns work well together. Styles bumps around like crazy for him. But seriously, the Super Reigns part of every match is getting to be a little too much. WWE just refuses to let Styles get over on Reigns. I would love to see Styles destroy Reigns Triple H style before Extreme Rules. Also, why make this an Elimination Match? It's absurd that the competitors in this match got pinned so quickly. In reality this match should have gone at least thirty minutes.
It's official, WWE completely botched the debut of Gallows and Anderson.
Like the Sami Zayn vs. Miz match, there was no doubt who was winning the Owens vs. Ryder match, which took it down a notch for me.
New Day is just so darn entertaining. That was a really good match. Do Enzo and Cass feud with the Dudleys or the Vaudevillains upon Enzo's return? I like WWE keeping the Dudley's strong.
I'm enjoying Jericho’s recent work and his feud with Dean Ambrose, but that ending fell a little flat for me. I was looking forward to Big Cass taking on Jericho, they could've waited one more week for Ambrose to get his revenge.
As far as the McMahon family drama at the end of the show...eh.
This was a good, slightly above average show. It was better than last week's uneven show.
Big Cass and Chris Jericho in the opening segment
Baron Corbin vs. Dolph Ziggler
Charlotte vs. Paige
Sami Zayn vs. Miz
The Dudleys vs. New Day
R Truth vs. Fandango
Kevin Owens v. Zach Ryder
The Club vs. The Family
Cass vs. Jericho swerve
The Fighting Champion
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