Instead of the Universal Championship driving the Monday night locomotive, it looks like the Intercontinental Championship will be the main event belt.
In one amusing note if anyone watching the pre-show caught the crowd chanting you deserve it, it was due to a fan with a sign that said "My wife left me so I bought $500 WWE tickets".
Yes, the match was flat overall, especially compared with the unrelenting action earlier in the night.
Slowly both men recovered and ended up back in the ring. Elias went after Crews even after the match prompting Titus O'Neal come to the rescue. Miz said that no one would remember The Shield if The Miztourage were around then. Curtis Axel used the distraction to land a cheap shot, and The Miz hit his Skull Crushing Finale to finish Jordan off.
On paper, this matchup seemed like it should been something much better than what it has been.
Finn Balor versus Bray Wyatt was a tie-breaker or "rubber" match.
With that logic, you probably can't blame Cena for wanting big matches with his future up in the air. "Your'e a coward." An inspired Balor delivered a physical and intense match with his character proving his demon alter ego wasn't needed in order to get the best of Wyatt. For those who may be recent converts to WWE fandom, The Shield debuted at Survivor Series 2012, and was comprised of Reigns, Dean Ambrose, and Seth Rollins.
When Cesaro went first into the ring it seemed he lost some teeth. Our section was loud though this whole match and heavily behind Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins. He pins and gets a 2-count.
The ending was well executed too, with Sheamus accidentally kicking Cesaro, leading to Ambrose hitting the dirty deeds on Sheamus for the win.
But now, we get to the two unusual but also weirdly compelling parts of Raw: Mickie James and Alexa Bliss kicking off a feud, and the entire Cruiserweight division uniting against Enzo Amore. Banks and Bliss assisted on the move with dropkicks from behind for extra momentum. I've heard him booed out of the building many times.
Two huge matches have been made for next week's episode of Raw. The match was a nice end to what has been yet another pointless Bray Wyatt feud. It's also clear, after defeating John Cena, that Roman Reigns is now WWE's top guy. Second, Roman Reigns will challenge The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship. It's a brutal, impactful statement, but more than that it's the start of, hopefully, a slow burn approach to this feud. Throughout the match, Reigns' resiliency led him to kick out of four Attitude Adjustments by Cena.
Reigns countered and speared Cena into one of the tables, crashing through it. But it was what happened after match that has people talking.
The cruiserweight match featured Neville losing the WWE Cruiserweight Championship to Enzo Amore.
Neville dominates much of the match.
Trying to scamper away, Amore found his path blocked by the cruiserweights and soon felt the brunt of a Red Arrow from Neville.
The Newcastle-born competitor suffered a low blow behind the referee's back that ultimately cost him the title. Hopefully, the big fights will live up to their hype and it will be a top-to-bottom great event. Lesnar gave Strowman five german suplexes and hit and F-5 for the pin.
With Brock gone, Strowman needs somebody new to throw around for a few months.