What a night of Raw action!!! A battle royal, a contract signing and a title match.. The red brand delivered huge tonight. Enzo is a cruiserweight now and (Champion) Neville is not concerned. Bliss regained her title and we witnessed the Promo of the Year. No Mercy is not far away and Raw is making blockbuster matches now!
Jeff Hardy won a 15 man Battle Royal to become The Miz’s next challenger for the Intercontinental Championship
Enzo Amore def. Noam Dar
Cesaro def. Raw Tag Team Champion Seth Rollins
Raw Tag Team Champion Dean Ambrose def. Sheamus
Emma def. Mickie James
John Cena & Roman Reigns def. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson
Alexa Bliss def. Sasha Banks to become the new Raw Women’s Champion
Best Match- Battle Royal to determine #1 Contender for the Intercontinental Championship
This match kicked off Raw and was very much needed. Miz did not defend his title at Summerslam which still blows my mind. But he needs a challenge. Tonight he found one and his name is Jeff Hardy who is a former four time IC Champion. This match happens on Raw next week and should easily be the main event.
Worst Match- Enzo Amore def. Noam Dar
I will admit Enzo has nowhere left to go and this was a smart move for Enzo. For the fans this is a joke. Noam Dar should have destroyed Enzo. Noam Dar looked spectacular in the Cruiser Weight Classic and now has been reduced to jobbing for Enzo. This match was not even fun to watch for me as Enzo beat Noam with little trouble.
Best Promo- Cena/Reigns contract signing
This promo was very real and cut very deep. The announcers were speechless; Kurt Angle speechless and the fans were loving it. I won’t ruin this promo but it is worth watching to say least. Maybe the promo of the year. It has me excited for next week for sure!
Worst Promo– “Impressive” Pelvis Wesley confronted Elias
All you need to know is Heath Slater does a horrible job as Elvis. So awful.
- Jeff Hardy vs The Miz for IC Championship next week on Raw
- Looking like Bray Wyatt and Finn Balor are still feuding. No Mercy?
- John Cena vs Roman Reigns confirmed match for No Mercy PPV
- Enzo is officially in the Cruiser Weight division
- Brock Lesnar seems ready to defend the Universal Championship against Braun Strowman.
All of the rest- Cesaro def. Raw Tag Team Champion Seth Rollins and Raw Tag Team Champion Dean Ambrose def. Sheamus in what looks like a good setup for a tag team title rematch at No Mercy. Emma def. Mickie James with some fun stipulations on the line. If Emma won, Mickie has to tweet whatever Emma wants her to and If Mickie won, Emma couldn’t say she started the women’s revolution ever again. Next week we get a #something I guess. John Cena & Roman Reigns def. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson after a killer promo. It was a decent match but it was a no brainer how it would end. Alexa Bliss def. Sasha Banks to become the new Raw Women’s Champion in the main event. I really hope this isn’t a Flair/Banks thing where they play hot potato with the title.
OVERALL SHOW GRADE – B-