RAW 4/4/16 Review

I know its late but lets have a look at what happened the night after Wrestlemania.

NOTE : More of a quick look because I’m on antibiotics which messes up my anxiety which means I write a load of gibberish… Well more then usual.

Matches Quick Overlook :

New Day (c) vs League of Nations
(TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH)
Winner : NEW DAY

Summer Rae vs Sasha Banks
Winner : SASHA BANKS

Tyler Breeze vs Apollo Crews
Winner : APOLLO CREWS

Baron Corbin vs Dolph Ziggler
Winner : DOUBLE COUNT OUT

Zack Ryder (c) vs The Miz
(INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH)
Winner : THE MIZ

The Usos vs The Dudley Boyz
(TABLES MATCH)
Winners :Β THE DUDLEY BOYZ

AJ Styles vs Chris Jericho vs Kevin Owens vs Cesaro
(NUMBER ONE CONTENDERS MATCH)
winner : AJ STYLES

 

VINCE MCMAHON / SHANE MCMAHON

I love the crowd singing along to Vince’s music. There is something about that which makes me happy.

Vince’s speech was short and sweet, Shane’s just as short and sweet. What made the segment was the crowd, it really got behind it. Plus it was just enough, it didn’t get dragged out, they didn’t try to recap the whole week leading up to it. Vince said what he needed to say and Shane said what he needed to say.

Vince then decides to leave Shane in charge anyway, making his match against Taker a pointless endeavour, even if it is for one night only, and setting up the possibility of another power struggle story for those guys.

NEW DAY vs LEAGUE OF NATIONS
New Day win by pin fall

New Day’s pre-match speech as always was the funniest thing on TV. Loved the magical last piece of Booty-O’s and again the crowd just made it.

Match was good. It was faster then I thought it would be but also I guess it needed to be. I’m fed up of New Day vs Nation matches. League actually dominated a lot of the match keeping Kofi stuck in one corner. When Big E got in the match was basically over.

After the match Sheamus identified Barrett as the weakest link, Brogue kicked him and threw him out the ring. After Barrett had fallen out of the ring it all goes dark and the Wyatts ccome out and attack the League.

League vs FamilyΒ could be very interesting but I see no point in it for either side. The Thank You Wyatt chants were great though and I hope this is the beginning of something good for the Family. Love Nation to pieces, not so much now Barrett has been kicked out but really think its time the Family get some love.

VINCE MCMAHON

Whilst Vince was leaving he let us know he was leaving so he didn’t have to see a sinking ship. He has so much love for his son.

SUMMER RAE vs SASHA BANKS
Sasha Banks won by submission

I so hope this is the start of something big with Summer. I felt bad that she picked a fight with Sasha. I’d love to see Summer get a few wins.

Unfortunately the match was quite sloppy looking and it wasn’t really worth watching. Another short match but for me it was well worth being short.

TYLER BREEZE vs APOLLO CREWS
Apollo Crews win by pin fall

Sad. Breeze didn’t even get to walk fully to the ring and do his signature pose before Crews came out.

If there is one thing I always love to watch on NXT, which as you know I manage to forget to watch all the bloody time, its Apollo Crews.

Another really short match that got to show anyone that hasn’t seen him in NXT a snippet of just how impressive Crews is and was enough to get everyone excited. I don’t know why they have brought Crews up to RAW not that I’m going to complain about it because he’s real exciting.

Feel bad for Breeze who is a great wrestler, you can only think his gimmick which made him one of my favourites in NXT played against him on the main roster. Its just sad. Would have liked the match to be a little longer because it would have been a great match to see but it got its point over. Anyone don’t know Apollo Crews you about to find out all about him.

ROMAN REIGNS / CHRIS JERICHO / AJ STYLES / KEVIN OWENS / SAMI ZAYN

To a wall of boos. JBL tries to tell us that the audience after WrestleMania are always strange and boo the people they usually cheer and cheer the people they usually boo, there was a Dallas loves Roman sign and then you just remember how badly the crowd booed him last night and have to laugh.

WHY DID THEY NOT JUST DO THIS WITH HIM IN THE BEGINNING?! WHY?!

Short to the point (which he can do well) and with attitude.

He says if someone wants his belt they can come and take it.

Out comes Chris Jericho. Jericho gets a second or so to insult everyone and make his intentions clear before AJ Styles, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn come out too. Now THAT is a exciting looking ring. Its a shame Rollins didn’t get a chance to be in the ring with such a diverse group of guys going after his title, I’m happy they seem to be setting up something really good for Reigns.

Reigns himself didn’t have to do anything though, it took seconds for Zayn and Owens to go after each other and Styles/Jericho weren’t far after. It ended with Jericho/Reigns left in the ring just for Jericho to get speared and Reigns to get more boos.

You ain’t going to get the crowd to cheer him so why did it take so long for creative to realise just have Reigns not care?

ROMAN REIGNS / SHANE MCMAHON

Shane tells Roman as he’s wandering around backstage that there will be a four way match to find out who will face him next.

BARON CORBIN vs DOLPH ZIGGLER
Double Count Out

Baron Corbin’s speech makes me wonder when this path of whatever or whoever was made. I remember a lot of really bad matches and being beaten a few times recently but other then that?

Was actually really impressed with Corbin actually. If you read anything I’ve ever said about Corbin you’ll know I don’t think he can wrestle at all but he wasn’t too bad. It was a great way to really bring Corbin to the main roster after his win in the Battle Royal. Loved the double count out and Corbin getting angry at the ref. The End of Days on the outside of the ring was brutal looking and for the first time ever I found myself cheering for Baron Corbin.

How did this guy work better on the main roster then in NXT? How? HOW?!

ZACK RYDER vs THE MIZ
The Miz wins by pin fall

It was actually really sad.

Zack came down to celebrate winning the title, we got to see the photo of him as a kid holding Scott Halls IC championship and a photo of Hall holding his belt the night before. He is interrupted by The Miz before the match kicks off.

Its sad because they gave the belt to Ryder and did you hear the cheers at Mania? Did they not hear the cheers and WooWooWoos and You Deserve It chants when he was talking? Did they not hear it? Because obviously they don’t realise that people LIKED this decision that people were behind Ryder to be champion because they took the belt from him after having the Miz beat him on RAW for it.

Like Kalisto is a terrible champion yet he’s still somewhere with a belt that we never see. Ryder would have been a great champion and he loses it the night after getting it. What is that about?

The match was really good and if anything it made me really look forward to a feud with these two. Nice to see Ryder in a good match, also nice to see Miz in something, again, that could be really good. Also great to see Mayrse.

Wouldn’t it be great to see The Miz vs Ryder and Mayrse vs Emma?

KEVIN OWENS

Owens isn’t happy backstage with Renee. He has turned his anger into something different and is after the Heavyweight belt. Want him to win so badly.

WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTATION

Sometimes I think crowds are their own worst enemy. Sure Charlotte is the bad guy right now but she was trying to make a good point about how hard its been for them to get this recognition and most of her speech was interrupted by Bayley chants. The non-heel and more real Charlotte part of Β the speech was drowned out with chants for a woman who wasn’t even in the ring.

Nattie though.

When I was growing up I idolised Owen Hart and Bret Hart. The Hart Foundation was basically the reason I fell in love with tag team wrestling. I’m so happy that now I get to cheer Nattie on and my niece will have her own Hart (well Neidhart) to support growing up.

I so hope we get a good feud against Charlotte and Nattie because I honestly think their match at Roadblock was head and shoulders above the WrestleMania triple threat.

AJ STYLES

He’s excited and the future looks Phenomenal.

Love AJ to pieces but still want Owens to win.

THE USOS vs THE DUDLEY BOYZ
The Dudley Boyz win by putting a Uso through a table

The match at WrestleMania should have been a table match not the one the night after on RAW. This whole story has been boring and tortorus.

The match was just as boring as ever and yes there was a Nakamura chant which cheered me up. Just let this all end now please?

SAMI ZAYN

Awww Sami is a cutie. If Owens doesn’t win I’d want him to win just Owens attacks him and throws him around backstage so I doubt he’s going to win. He gets powerbombed through a table for his efforts and there you’d think ends Sami’s chances.

DUDLEY BOYZ / ENZO AMORE & BIG CASS

Shall we just call it RAW is NXT?

THIS has been the call up I’ve been waiting for and I’m so happy to see Enzo and Cass on RAW! With the Vaudevillains announced for SmackDown FINALLY some decent tag teams have gotten to the main roster. Lets hope the Ascension gets some love too.

The announcers reaction to Enzo and Cass was perfect, they are just as popular on the main roster, as you knew they would be, and I’m so over excited I could die of happiness.

Bubba and D-Von didn’t look impressed with Enzo at all but I loved it.

AJ STYLES vs CHRIS JERICHO vs KEVIN OWENS vs CESARO
AJ Styles wins by pin fall

I would have been more then happy for the match to be a triple threat until I found out that CESARO WAS BACK!!!! I’m a huge Cesaro fan so this was the happiest news EVER!

Cesaro did the stripping better then the Rock.

What a incredible match. It was just everything you wanted in a match. All four of the guys were just brilliant. This is the kind of match up we’ve wanted to see for a while. It feels like the sad feeling of everyone being injured is being sent away and we’re in for a treat in the coming months. Hopefully.

It was just great to have Cesaro back.

With AJ going up against Roman now I can kind of wish for Jericho/Cesaro? I wanna see them in a match, Cesaro looks to be in fine form and as they are my favourites I really wanna see them go at it.

FINAL THOUGHTS…

It sounded like a great RAW, it was a great RAW. Loved every second of it and more excited then I’ve been in a while for wrestling in general.

I know this is the worst attempt of anything I’ve ever done in my life but I thought I’d write about it as best I could without falling around giggling to myself.

I don’t know when I’ll get to watch SmackDown but I’m real excited for it now.

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