WWE Monday Night Raw Recap: 6-Man Tag That includes Big Show & The Viking Raiders vs. Randy Orton, Andrade & Angel Garza. A brand new Championship, and the Champion vs. Champion match between Asuka & Sasha Banks
Heath Slater has a WWE Title Match?! Heath Slater?! – This whole segment was pretty good. It brought all of us back to 3MB days and we even saw a short-lived match between Drew and Heath. Dolph’s planned backfired (yet, I mean what did we actually expect), and he ended up attacking Heath after the match. Segment Rating – B
Sasha & Bayley Are on a Roll. The Return of Kairi Sane? – Thank the lord, if the rumors of Kairi Sane returning to Japan to wrestle before she retires, thanks the heavens for allowing us to see her even wrestle a match before she departed. I believe we’re going to see a lot of these matchups in the future. They put up a pretty good match to me, it was good to see Kairi back and who better to have her wrestle in her return then Sasha. Match Rating – B+
Rey Mysterio and Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins and Murphy – The match started during a commercial break after Seth Rollins was attending The Kevin Owens Show where at one point Seth even asked Kevin to be a part of his disciples in which Kevin suggested he’ll fight on Rey’s side considering Seth and company took out Aleister Black earlier in the show. The match itself was very enjoyable to watch. Mysterio is a legend so for us to see him work on a consistent basis is something we fans should be very appreciative. Also after Extreme Rules, this might be his last time we see Rey in a WWE ring. Rey hit a Five Star Frog Splash after hitting a 6-1-9 on Murphy to win the match where he got to choose the stipulation to the match he agreed to have against Rollins at Extreme Rules. AN EYE FOR AN EYE MATCH. Yeah I’m not sure either, but I’m hoping they’ll make it intense as they make it seem.
Big Show & Viking Raiders vs. Randy Orton, Angel Garza, and Andrade – This match was just surprising to me. It was actually pretty decent. The Viking Raiders are such a good team; their agility, yet just sheer power is impressive to watch. Big Show is Big Show. Randy Orton put more development into his character making sure Garza gets his act together in the middle of their match. The match ended with Orton being orton, slithering in the match to RKO Erik to get the win. There we get a look at the Third Generation. Match Results – B
A Brand New United States Championship… and MVP is our new Champion? – The belt looks good. It will definitely take time getting used too, but it definitely looks good. The detail is good; at least it looks like a title for the US. But the presentation of it just threw me a little off.
Ricochet & Cedric Alexander vs. MVP & Bobby Lashley – I’m just happy to see Ricochet and Cedric on my TV screen. They’re two very, very talented superstars and they can WOW a crowd every match they put on with someone in the ring. They looked good tonight, but um… you see there’s this monster, and his name is Bobby Lashley, and when Bobby gets upset, you might want to not be near him at all. Bobby speared Cedric into next Monday and got the victory. Later on in the night MVP was talking to Cedric and possibly getting in his mind, but which gives us this idea if Cedric can turn heel, or Ricochet too. Can we possibly see another faction in WWE? A New Nation? We’ll see. Match Rating – A-
Ruby Riott continues to get disrespected – I don’t know what the angle is supposed to be, but I absolutely can’t stand this. Ever since her return, she hasn’t received a win and quite frankly she’s been made a mockery of. She lost to Peyton Royce last week and then lost this week to Billie Kay. Stop the burial of Ruby Riott. We need to be more open to push up and coming female superstars. The more the merrier i think, it allows them to work with more and allow to have more champions that we haven’t seen before. Liv Morgan is another example, as well as Sonya Deville. Match Rating – C+
Champion vs Champion Match – Oh boy what a match. What a main event. It was very very good. Anyone who says Asuka isn’t good, I’m sorry, but you’re wrong, just completely wrong. Bayley constantly bothering Nikki and slapping her headset is classic heel tactics, I loved it. The match at the end kind’ve got dragged out along with a lot going on outside the ring, but nonetheless, I believe the right winner came out of this as Asuka got the pin. Match Rating – A+