Wednesday, May 9, 2018

WWE Monday Night Raw May 7, 2018 Results and Review

Balor Into The Crowd - SRC WWE 
The flagship show had to be better than what the WWE offered at Backlash, right? Well a lot of people were saying the same thing, and that’s what we kind of got, a show that was better than the sum of Backlash, but not without a few holes here and there. Whatever the case is, the qualifying matches for Money In The Bank have begun.

Also, I WILL BE AT MONEY IN THE BANK 2018! That’s right, Sir Jorge, the writer of this blog will be at MONEY IN THE BANK 2018, so if you’re reading this and you want to finally meet me, or get a drink, holla at ya boy!

WWE Monday Night Raw May 7, 2018 Results and Review

When will there be a show where they don’t just go into talking? This is a stupid thing to work with, and something that I hate. But hey we got another show that started with talking, what can I say? I hate it, and that’s it.

Braun Strowman defeated Kevin Owens

The only good that came out of the talking was a setup for this match. This match was a knock out brawl with Strowman taking on Owens and basically running rough shot for a few moments. Owens would get a comeback here and there, but it was all Strowman that was going to get the win here, and boy did he ever. He gets the win against Owens, and I wonder how much they are paying him to extend his contract another 5 years, and then lose like he is losing.

Baron Corbin and The Revival defeated No Way Jose and Titus Worldwide

This was a fast paced, back and forth match with a lot of action. It wasn’t a hard one to watch, but it certainly had an upside, with lots of action. This was a short match, and of course you saw the big win coming with Baron Corbin pinning No Way Jose. I have a feeling that No Way Jose is not going to make a splash in the WWE main roster, but that’s just my two cents at the present.

Ember Moon defeated Sasha Banks and Ruby Riott

This match of the night for my money was definitely the women’s triple threat, at least that’s my humble opinion. Though there were some slow moments, the majority of the match was back and forth, with lots of offense, and of course Ruby Riott throwing down some incredible moves and timing. Sasha Banks and Ember Moon were good too, and the end result was good with a nice finisher to both Riott and Banks, with Ember Moon getting the win and now going to be in the ladder match in June. I loved this match. It was a nice one for the ladies. Oh, and at one point the Riott Squad interfered and caused Bayley to run down and try to save Banks, to mostly no avail, but at least gave it her best shot.

Bobby Lashley interview.

This was just Lashley talking about his life, and his sisters. Good for him.

Jinder Mahal defeated Chad Gable

This wasn’t much of a match, a quick one with Mahal getting a lot of the offense in and eventually picking up the win. Chad Gable threw down some good moves, but it was Mahal that was going to get the win here, and we all knew it.

Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre defeated Heath Slater and Rhyno

Even though there was 10,000 plus people chanting “He’s Got Kids”, and going crazy for Slater and Rhyno, the WWE decided to let McIntyre and Ziggler basically run rough shot through the team. They are basically jobbers now, and I just don’t get it.

Bobby Roode defeated Elias

Another good match here, with Bobby Roode finally get revenge for what Elias was doing to him this whole time. The whole thing was back and forth, with lots of action, and eventually the Glorious DDT that put away Elias for good in this match.

Seth Rollins defeated Mojo Rawley

This was another decent match for Raw, and Seth Rollins opened up a challenge for his title and was answered by Mojo. This was a fast paced, back and forth match, and it had a lot of great spots, including Mojo nearly pinning Rollins at one point. Mojo is quite good since the last time I saw him, and was able to make serious moves against the Intercontinental Champion, but of course, Rollins would get the win here, and it was quite good overall.

Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt defeated Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas

Back to being jobbers with Bo and Curtis, what can I say? A weak match.

Finn Balor defeated Roman Reigns and Sami Zayn in a triple threat match

This was a fun match with a lot of action, even spilling into the crowd for some brawling. Zayn and Balor isolated Reigns at one point and was able to garner a great deal of success with their offense, and would eliminate him for most of the match. But of course he’d come back and it looked like he was going to win, but then out of nowhere Jinder Mahal would come out and cost him the match, leaving Zayn to get pinned by Balor for the win, and that was Raw!

Overall, this wasn’t a bad night of wrestling, and it made up for the lackluster show from Backlash. I really enjoyed the longer matches, and good segments on Raw this week, and think it was a better showing than I’ve seen in a while from the WWE. Quality night of wrestling that’s for sure.

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