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    Posted: 05/November/2019 at 07:30
Not watched yet and trying to avoid spoilers but apparently Adam Cole vs Seth Rollins is the main event so definitely worth tuning in this week.
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I thought it was a good show, not as good as Smackdown but still pretty watchable.

The draft continued which I enjoyed, they continued with the same more realistic sports draft formula that they used on Smackdown so that was fine with me.

Becky vs Charlotte was a last minute replacement for Becky/Sasha and it was a decent match.

The Viking Raiders defeating Roode/Ziggler for the belts was another good match.

Must admit the Lana/Lashley segment was cringey.

The Firefly Funhouse segment almost saw a double-turn of sorts, the fans booed Seth for attacking Bray and lighting the funhouse on fire, remains to be seen if that was the plan. Either way this was a refreshing take on Bray's segments having someone else turn up and interfere.

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Awful show that was so bad that even watching You Tube highlight videos on their channel would be a waste of your time.

We saw Charlotte vs Becky for the 1,385th time boooooring.

We got Buddy Murphy against Ali which was like watching 205 Live.

We had stupid Lana/Lashley crap.

We got a title change out of the blue that didn't make sense.

Babyface flagship brand champion was made in to an arsonist criminal which got heavy boos from the live crowd.

Don't watch Raw this week. Do something more worthwhile and less boring with your time like learning algebra or something.
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Originally posted by #Heel #Heel wrote:

I haven't seen raw yet but I've read a report on lordsofpain who are generally unbiased but even they ended it with thankfully raw went off the air so I'm not sure if it's worth a watch or not.

What I did notice was the lack of Seth Rollins, I'm assuming hes being protected after the HIAC debacle 
 

I thought it was a really good episode.

It opens with Lashley and Lana on the big screen in Rusevs bed together, this was very soap opera type stuff but that is all part of WWE and always has been and this had a bit of a Attitude Era feel to it, Rusev got to look strong taking out Orton and Corbin and everybody played their parts well including Lashley who showed some acting chops here, I enjoyed this segment.

A good last woman standing match between Nattie and Lacey followed by a equally good tag match between Roode/Ziggler and the Viking Warriors.

Becky and Charlotte on Miz TV was entertaining stuff followed by them teaming up against the Kabucki Warriors who are now definitely heels.

A short but very athletic match between Ricochet and Apollo Crewes which made me think these two would make a really good tag team.

The episode closed out with a excellent in ring angle which seems to be building to a match between Tyson Fury and Braun Strowman, was good stuff, a typical pull apart brawl but well executed and obviously the physicality has to be limited when non wrestling celebrities are involved.

No Seth Rollins or Bray Wyatt which was a good call to let the negative feedback to their match ending fade away a little, plus it made sense for Seth to be off tv selling his injuries.
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I haven't seen raw yet but I've read a report on lordsofpain who are generally unbiased but even they ended it with thankfully raw went off the air so I'm not sure if it's worth a watch or not.

What I did notice was the lack of Seth Rollins, I'm assuming hes being protected after the HIAC debacle 
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I watched this week but it didn't impress me enough to think it was anything more than mediocre.

I'm already more impressed with AEW.
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A little free time on my hands today so managed to watch Raw in its entirety so here's a review:

Raw - season premier - 30.09.2019:

Show opens with Rey Mysterio who is set to cut a promo, Dominik is sat ringside, Brock Lesnar interrupts and literally beats the crap out of Rey, really hard hitting realistic looking beatdown. Lesnar then drags Dominik out of the crowd and ragdolls him around ringside and in the ring. Dominik would later be taken away in a ambulance with his Dad with him. This was a great angle that put a ton of heat on Lesnar and credit to WWE for the realism here as the paramedics could be heard asking Rey if his son has any medical issues and it was later said the authorities were questioning Brock and Heyman looked shocked and even gave a apology of sorts for Brock's actions.

Sasha Banks vs Alexa Bliss - Short pretty generic WWE match, was more about Becky who was sat with the announcers and then rushed the ring post match to brawl with Sasha followed by a short promo from Becky which was aggressive and to the point, pretty good stuff.

Roode/Ziggler vs Heavy Machinery - Solid tag match, I like how Heavy Machinery are a Dudley Boys style team in that they are fairly basic in the ring but do plenty of fun crowd pleasing spots.

Miz TV with Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair - This was a really fun segment, Miz, Hogan and Flair all seemed to be having a great time, Hogan and Flair teasing a fight but then admitting they're too old was funny stuff, and it was a great little bit of nostalgia which announced the match for Crown Jewel where Hulk and Flair will be coaches. Flair put Miz over strong too which was a nice touch.
This leads to Rollins and Orton being announced as team captains which saw some good promo work from Randy and Seth followed by what appeared to be a match between them but it went to a quick non-finish when Rusev and Corbin stormed the ring signalling that they will be on each team, the four men then brawled which seems to mean Rusev is a babyface. Seemed a bit senseless to cut the Orton/Rollins match so short for no real reason but I guess this is a money match for a bigger occasion.

Rusev then backstage doesn't want to talk about Lana but says Seth now owes him a favour and challenges him tonight for the title.
I was ok with all this but just seemed a waste to have the five way match last week only for Mysterio to be written out of the title match this week by Lesnar and then Rusev walks into the spot even though he wasn't part of the five way match last week, holes like this in storylines are what annoy people about WWE booking.


Viking Raiders vs Gallows/Anderson - Good fairly even sided match that showcased both teams in the ring.


Ricochet vs Cesaro - Decent fast paced match, these two had good chemistry in the ring and the contrast of Cesaro's power and Ricochet's high flying stuff worked well.


Firefly Fun House - Typically zany stuff to build to the Hell in a Cell match. Bray put over the brutality of the match in his own way.

AJ Styles vs Cedric Alexander - Another solid match, very much a Cruiserweight style worked here, decent stuff.

Lacey Evans vs Natayla - Good enough match, Lacey is still improving so having her work with a vet like Nattie is smart as Lacey definitely isn't the finished article yet.

We see a series of backstage promos, Heyman building up Brock's match with Kofi, Maria Kanellis basically admitting Rusev isnt her baby's father and then Sasha hyping how she was part of the only womens hell in a cell match to date. Was all fine, pretty standard backstage stuff.


Seth Rollins vs Rusev - Ok match which of course gets interrupted by Lashley coming out who then beckons for Lana to come out, seemed to be a delay with Lana walking out which got a bit awkward, of course this sees Lashley and Lana passionately making out and groping one another in front of Rusev, pretty shocking stuff and Lashley and Lana seemed to be having a great time with a pretty convincing performance.

The lights then go out and The Fiend appears and takes out Rollins to close the show.


I enjoyed far more than I disliked here, the show seemed to have a edgier feel to it at times, there was plenty of good wrestling action, I liked the look of the new set and having pyro back is a nice touch.

Overall I would say there are signs of a improved product again but still not enough to make me think WWE have turned a corner, but enough to make me optimistic it may happen soon.






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Originally posted by Rico Len Rico Len wrote:

Watched Raw this week. It's still not good. I wouldn't say it's bad in the sense that it pisses me off and I want WWE to die, but it's still pretty boring.

100% agree

The Sasha Becky storyline and The Fiend are the ONLY interesting things happening on Raw at the minute. To be honest when you look at Smackdown that doesnt really have anything other than Bayley and Charlotte so i would say the so called big 2 are pretty bad righ tnow.


NXT on the other hand is going from strength to strength and when AEW kicks off - it looks like we will at least have 2 great wrestling shows to watch, hopefully then WWE truly up their game
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I beg to differ Rico I felt raw has improved a fair bit they're given us a lot more wrestling in particular the segments with the 24/7 title and the fiend stuff has easily been the best parts of raw.

It's been good seeing some new pushes in Chad Gable and even the return of Rusev 

I do hope after this that we don't see anymore smackdown live stars on raw after this draft unless it's for the 24/7 title or to do with the women's tag team championship.
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Watched Raw this week. It's still not good. I wouldn't say it's bad in the sense that it pisses me off and I want WWE to die, but it's still pretty boring.
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