Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The RAW View - April 18, 2016



April 18, 2016

Hello and Welcome to the Basement...

And welcome to... well I'll guess I'll call this the RAW-View?

Basically, this will be just another me, as one of the many wrestling smarks going over Monday Night RAW, not a total recap of things, but what I liked and didn't liked.

Show opening with a talk show segment, Dean Ambrose's Aslyum, with guest Shane McMahon. Jacques and Pierre, excsues me Kevin Owens and Sami Zayne make their way to the ring followed by Jericho, and things ended up turning into a little scuffle to set up matches, Jericho vs Sami (which Jericho won) and Owens vs Ambrose (which Ambrose won) for the night and matches with Jericho vs Ambrose and Owens vs Sami at Payback It's the usual formula, because we can't open RAW with a match anymore, we have to have a 'talking segment'. The only other thing of note was that Jericho attacked Ambrose after his match, which was the main event and that the crowd lost interest in the match to the point they chanted JBL (I know what I heard)


The Tag Team tournament advanced with Enzo & Cassidy and the Vaudevillians  advancing to the finales, defeating the Dudleys and the Usos. These were fine results, as I suspect that the Dudleys will cost Enzo & Cassidy the finals which will lead to the heel team  of the Vaudevillians to face off against the New Day for the titles while the feud with Enzo & Cass against the Dudleys will carry on to Extreme Rules.

Natalya having Bret Hart in her corner when she faces Charlotte at Payback for the Women's title is smart as it should prevent Ric Flair from interfering. Though one of these days, I want to see Nattie's father, Jim The Anvil Neidhart, second her to the ring. The 8-Divas tag match was a great way of getting Becky and Paige on the show in the UK.

Apollo Crews had another nice 3rd hour match, and this one had a little story going into it with the Social Outcasts looking to recruit him, and if Heath won, Apollo would join. This was done primarily in reference to Adam Rose being suspended for a wellness violation. So I'm assuming Rose was kicked out of the group, that wasn't made clear.

Roman Reigns and AJ Styles had a face to face that saw Festus and Mr. Anderson attack Roman a  week after they took out the Usos.  Obviously these two guys were associate with Styles in Japan with the Washington Bullet Club, and because of that groups popularity, whatever they do is going to be getting baby face reactions when they are supposed to villains. So what's obvious here is that Festus and Karl should turn on AJ and side with Roman to build his empire and turn Roman heel, since unlike John Cena, Roman can't get the crowd on his side., so taking AJ's friends as his own would but should add some heat to this title reign.

BEYOND RAW

Read that the Harris Boys are involved with a group of investors that have been keeping TNA a float, but also read that Dixie Carter wants to continue to run that company into the ground using other peoples money. One of these surprise me... and here's a hint, it isn't the stupidity of Ms. Carter...

The Bella Twins getting a spin-off from Total Divas was probably a long time coming, but the  question is that are they, John Cena and Daniel Bryan going to be under the same roof? I also question the return of Naomi to the Total Divas cast, since every single one of her story lines in previous seasons with the exception of her wedding were more boring than watching paint dry, but the additions of Renee Young, Maryse and Lana should be interesting since with them probably come Dean Ambrose, The Miz and Rusev.

And that wraps this first installment of the RAW-View... do you have your opinions on tonight's RAW? Share them in the comments section below! Be sure to subscribe to my channel and follow my on twitter @FredCasden

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