WWE RAW - April 4, 2016
Random Thoughts and Opinions
JBL’s line about the RAW after WrestleMania fans booing guys they normally cheer, and cheering guys they normally boo is such a tone deaf statement.
That's a hell of a bruise on Shane's cheek.
Although I think Shane should have sold the beating he took at WrestleMania and missed this RAW, I get WWE wanting to capitalize on his performance in front of this crowd. Plus, I don't know how long Shane will be around long term in WWE.
Vince McMahon really does still have “it,” he owned the opening segment.
Sweet Jesus, New Day is over!
Big E is just phenomenal.
So the Wyatts are babyfaces? Personally I don't care what they are, just give them a damn push already!
How long is Sasha Banks hair?!? Good to see her get a one sided win.
Really nice debut from Apollo Crews. Can't help but feel bad for Breeze, deserves better.
Probably the best in ring promo of Roman Reign’s career. This presentation of Reign’s works.
BIG pop for Kevin Owens. Really good segment with Reigns, Zayn, Styles, Owens and Jericho.
Didn't like Baron Corbin's debut. Why have him in a back and forth match against Ziggler? He just won the Andre the Giant Battle Royal why not have him destroy someone like Stardust? But I love The End of Days finisher.
Nice heartfelt I ring promo from Ryder. The pictures with Scott Hall was a nice touch.
What the…Ryder loses the belt to Miz?!? Ughhh. Awful.
Damn, Papa Ryder is jacked!
Becky Lynch sporting a serious shiner.
Uh oh, the crowd has Charlotte flustered. The women seem genuinely touched by the Women's Wrestling chants. Finally Charlotte heels it up.
ANOTHER Dudley’s vs. Uso's match? Please make it stop.
Enzo & Cass! Huge pop from the crowd!
Now, THAT’S a debut. Just fantastic work from Enzo and the highlight of the night.
Surprise return of Cesaro! That was an excellent main event. Love the reaction Styles got from the crowd upon winning the match. A little disappointed Cesaro didn't get the win in his return match, but A.J Styles as the #1 Contender works for me.
I thought this was a good RAW. While not everything worked, primarily the Corbin Baron segment, just about everything else did. The infusion of NXT talent really livens things up. Add to it the returns of Orton, Rollins and Cena from injury and there are plenty of fresh match ups for WWE to make. I'm curious to see how WWE handles the WWE Title match now that Styles is the #1 contender.
The McMahon Family drama still remains unfinished, do we see Dr. Phil try and put the Family back together next week on RAW?
I'm looking forward to strong pushes for Bray Wyatt, Sasha Banks, A.J. Styles, Cesaro and the NXT additions. I really wish WWE would give renewed pushes to Paige and Rusev.
Vince & Shane opening segment
New Day/League of Nations/Wyatts
Reigns, Styles, Jericho, Zayn and Owens
Enzo & Cass
Return of Cesaro
Fatal 4-Way Match
Corbin Baron’s debut
Miz beating Ryder for the IC Title
Usos vs. Dudleys
The Fighting Champion
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