A torn labrum for Finn Balor. Out at least six months. He has to be devastated.
That was hard to watch as Finn was clearly distraught over his injury and having to relinquish the Universal Championship.
Seth’s timing is impeccable.
Sami Zayn...from SummerSlam Kickoff Show to Universal Champion contender.
WWE made the best of a bad situation regarding the Universal Championship. Rollins vs. Zayn was a good match. Sami is a master at selling. While the outcome was never in doubt I like that they gave Zayn an out with the ankle injury. Seth is clearly the favorite to win the title.
Rinse and repeat. Another good RAW match between Kevin Owens and Neville with the outcome never in doubt. It will be hugely disappointing if Vince uses this as another opportunity to give Reigns’ another run with a belt.
I'm officially tired of New Day.
It's time for New Day and Gallows & Anderson to move on. Their feud has definitely run its course.
Sweet Jesus, Titus O’Neil alone in the ring, with a microphone. His promo is making me uncomfortable it's so bad. Titus vs. Young, another feud no one cares about.
I don't know where they're going with Rusev but he's cooled quite a bit over the the last 2-3 weeks. I don't know what everybody else thinks but these qualifying matches are way too predictable.
Dana Brooke adds absolutely nothing to Charlotte’s act.
And finally after two hours we finally get something to cheer about...Bayley! The only problem is RAW roster continues to distance themselves from the SmackDown roster.
Nice debut for Bayley.
The Dudley’s mentioning the Hardy’s drew a big pop, and then DELETE chants. I enjoyed that segment. Gallows & Anderson drew major heel heat by taking out the Dudley’s. I'm all for getting Gallows & Anderson away from the awful New Day feud and giving them the edge they had when they first debuted.
And the predictability continues as Roman Reigns beats Chris Jericho to advance to the Fatal 4-Way next week.
Obviously this wasn't the show WWE had in mind coming out of SummerSlam. It was a decent to average show. The main issue I had with this RAW was it was so predictable. It would've been nice to have had one surprise entrant in next week's Fatal Four Way Match. The highlight of the show was the long awaited debut of Bayley.
Overall Grade: C-
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