RAW 20/6/16 Review

So its about time that I got back to doing RAW and SmackDown and not just the PPVs. It might be a little late (unfortunately we’ve had personal family issues over the weekend and into this week) but at least it is done.

Dean Ambrose won the title at MitB and we get to see his first RAW as champ. My biggest question is when will Ambrose replace Cole with a fish tank like he promised all those months ago!?

Matches Quick Overlook :

SAMI ZAYN vs KEVIN OWENS
Winner : Sami Zayn

ENZO & BIG CASS vs THE VAUDEVILLAINS
Winners : Enzo & Big Cass

JOHN CENA vs KARL ANDERSON
Winner : John Cena

BARON CORBIN vs ZACK RYDER
Winner : Baron Corbin

PAIGE vs CHARLOTTE (c)
WOMENS CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Winner : Charlotte

RUSEV vs TITUS O’NEIL
Winner : N/S

SETH ROLLINS vs ROMAN REIGNS
NUMBER ONE CONTENDERS MATCH
Winner : Double Count Out

DEAN AMBROSE / ROMAN REIGNS / SETH ROLLINS / SHANE MCMAHON

Well we start by seeing Ambrose nearly losing the belt in a taxi before he comes out to give his first promo as a champion.

The fans were happy and Dean made more sense then he usually does. I love Deans promos because they are a adventure from the beginning to the end. Can totally get behind him being “The Dude” which just suits him so much. In fact the whole “The Man, The Guy, The Dude” thing really does just work perfectly for the Shield.

Poor Roman can’t seem to get a break any which way, the boos and “You Can’t Wrestle” chants still follow him, even Rollins got a cheer when he came down before people realised they were meant to be booing him.

I just love the chemistry these guys have even when they are just squabbling like little kids, because that is what they were doing. Squabbling like children whilst Dean kind of stood there reacting to everything like he always does. I just love them.

Shane comes out and makes a match between Rollins and Reigns. The winner gets to face Ambrose.

SAMI ZAYN vs KEVIN OWENS
Sami Zayn wins by pin fall

A good opening match. Much the same as always with Sami and Kevin but it was a great way to open RAW after a good promo. These guys are obviously perfectly matched and its great to see them up against each other even if there isn’t much need for the match.

Zayn wins off of a roll up which angers Owens and ends up with a all out brawl after the match. Owens tried to powerbomb him off the stage but Sami was able to reverse it which just meant that they ended up fighting each other into the backstage area.

Love these two going at it though the commentators, whether its just to remind us what can happen in the draft or not, kind of was hinting that they two could end up on opposite shows. Kinda hope they aren’t but it could also be a good thing for them. I don’t know whether I want them to be on the same show or not. I love watching them wrestle but it would be interesting to see them apart and just reacting to the other one on the other show (or… Owens reacting. Because lets face it no matter which side he’s on he’ll air his opinion on the other show too.)

JOHN LAURINAITIS / SHANE MCMAHON

Well the applications for SmackDown General Manager continues and I think JBL might have died of happiness. I still preferred Kane. I was sad they said no to Kane. Teddy was pretty awesome too. Laurinaitis made me fall asleep but was saved by Shane and JBL getting excited.

ENZO & BIG CASS vs THE VAUDEVILLAINS
Enzo and Cass win by pin fall

Ladies and Gents, Shane and Enzo before this match gave me life. I loved it. Just brilliant.

The match wasn’t really anything special. It was over and done with in a blink of a eye, I probably completely missed Gotch even getting involved but I looked down and when I looked back up Enzo and Cass had won.

I also thought that Enzo and Cass’s chucking Enzo off the top rope was called Air Enzo? Apparently it isn’t. Shame that the match was really short and in the end pretty pointless other then to have a tag team match with these two teams in it. Have a feeling this is the start of something bigger for Enzo and Cass and to be fair it is about time.

AJ STYLES / THE CLUB / JOHN CENA

The big apology.

I’m not sure that Gallows and Anderson should be apologising to AJ but to Cena instead. It was the cutest thing in the world, Gallows grumpy face is the sweetest little thing. They make me laugh so much.

AJ being so proud of Gallows and Anderson apologising is cute. Cena was not impressed.

So when all the talk was over AJ gave Cena the opportunity to face any of the Club OTHER then him tonight on RAW. Another good promo and really love this feud. I am still a bit annoyed that AJ won at MitB with Gallows and Anderson because even though this was brilliant, specially the apology, it adds weight to what Cena is saying and makes it look like AJ couldn’t beat Cena.

JOHN CENA vs KARL ANDERSON
John Cena wins by DQ

Well it was hardly a match and exactly what Cena said would happen happened. Good for the feud moving on but kinda wish that there was a little more edge to The Club instead of what we’ve got. I also would’ve kinda liked to see Anderson make more of a fight then he did, the match was extremely one sided and it kind of made the Club seem less dangerous.

Either way this is going to be a big feud so I guess I’ll wait and see where it goes from here.

SETH ROLLINS

I love Seth, I don’t care what people say his moany little whining just makes me laugh. Really can’t wait for him to actually get his belt back, I’d love for him to have a run as a champion without people “helping” him all the time.

BECKY LYNCH / NATALYA

Becky is right. She pretty much is the only woman that so far hasn’t been made into a bitch that double crosses everyone. I hope they keep her that way ESPECIALLY when Bayley shows up. Ya’know not all women end up stabbing people in the back. Nattie’s response is she’s looking out for herself.

BARON CORBIN vs ZACK RYDER
Baron Corbin wins by pin fall

Actually a really good match. Much better then a lot of Corbin matches. Kind of a shame that Ryder was much like a faceless guy just being fed to Corbin but it was slightly better then that.

Just hope Corbin does something more interesting. Why isn’t he in a proper storyline yet? His thing with Ziggler has been duller then dishwater. Give him something interesting to do.

THE WYATT FAMILY

BRAY IS BACK!!! BRAY!!! Or at least they are coming back. Love their video packages, always love them. They are back tonight!

PAIGE / CHARLOTTE / DANA BROOKE

Well it was sligthly more interesting then some of the stuff that the women have been doing recently. Still not sure why Dana is even with Charlotte it makes no sense to me.

PAIGE vs CHARLOTTE (c)
Charlotte wins by pin fall

The match wasn’t too bad though I do wonder why they didn’t wait and have it at a PPV. I guess we will still have it at a PPV at some point but still it was a good match. It was a shame that Dana Brooke couldn’t even get Charlotte’s foot on the rope properly to end a 3 count but never mind.

Even the sending away of Dana was half hearted. Really don’t see the point in her being with Charlotte and feel like out of all the people in NXT Dana wasn’t the one ready to come up. I LOVE Dana by the way I just think she needed to have a proper run in NXT.

After the match Sasha shows up and clears house. OK so maybe not Paige getting a PPV title shot it’ll be Sasha instead. Oh well at least we won’t have to put up with stupid “We Want Sasha” chants during every women’s match…. Hopefully.

THE WYATT FAMILY / NEW DAY

OK so first off I STILL miss Luke Harper with all my heart. I miss him.

SOOOO HAPPY TO SEE THE WYATTS BACK! Honestly I think Bray is one of the most amazing parts of every show he’s in. Missed the Fireflys and everything. Just make them a threat, don’t have them talk the big talk then get made to look so weak when wrestling.

Like honestly these two teams are polar opposites and I’m so excited to see them face off but I do wish that New Day had let Bray talk for longer before they came out. Xavier is adorable. All six of them are adorable in their own ways.

This could be really fun.

LIFE LESSONS 

Bob Backlund is one of my life heroes, or at least I’ve always been highly amused by him. Love the Make Darren Young Great Again stuff. Hope we get to see him in the ring sometime soon.

RUSEV vs TITUS O’NEIL
Never Started

Well it wasn’t a wrestling match it was a pure out fight. This was the Titus I wanted to see at the PPV and he honestly just destroyed Rusev. Honestly so happy to see this going on right now and making Titus look strong as well.

Hope this is a positive feud for both him and Rusev.

THE MIZ 

Love him to pieces as I always have but honestly just a little bit pissed that he’s Intercontinental Champion yet he’s not fighting and we get video packages of him on set of his new film. Specially annoying when people actually do care about Ryder and he would be on fire as champ right now.

SHANE MCMAHON / CHRIS JERICHO

Well Chris isn’t happy with Shane but then again Chris is very rarely happy with anyone. He gets told to mind himself else tacks are going to be the last of his worries and I have to say that its probably a good piece of advice.

Would love to see this argument go on.

SETH ROLLINS vs ROMAN REIGNS
Double Count Out

Dean on commentary was brilliant. “When did you know you were going to cash in?” Like honestly it was RAW last week that he said “I’m going to win the briefcase and cash in.” Come on Cole get with the picture!

The match was good but even a few days later it kind of felt a bit flat because it wasn’t as good as the match they had the night before. Still its Roman and Seth and they are always going to have a good match against each other. I don’t know there still is a part of me that wants Seth to look stronger in the ring, he always looks like he has to have help to win and never really looks like he can do it on his own but I’d like to see him look like he can beat Roman at some point.

I personally never feel like he looks like he can.

The match ended in double count out, Shane came out to say they need a number one contender and Dean announces that he’ll fight both of that at Battle Ground (and I fully apologise in the next coming weeks if I accidentally write Payback and don’t realise I’ve made the mistake. For some reason I can’t get it out of my head that its Payback, have no idea why….) So Shield Triple Threat it is..

 

Good RAW all round, didn’t feel as heavy as it usually does. Then again it also didn’t feel much like there was a PPV the night before it. Other then Dean walking around with the belt it felt like the same old same old. Just with no Jericho being beat up.

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