WWE Raw results, recap: Reigns-Rollins delivers in ring, mysteries lift a show
May 30, 2017 - WWE
Should WWE ever demeanour to rekindle it, there’s still copiousness of income to be finished in a argument involving dual of a biggest stars: Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins.
Their categorical eventuality compare on Monday was a sign of that fact, scarcely one full year given they final squared off in a televised singles match. With their explosve in-ring chemistry on full display, a former Shield members placed an interesting capstone onto Monday’s partial of Raw, portion as a final preview for a Extreme Rules pay-per-view on Sunday.
Along with Reigns-Rollins, a other 3 members of Sunday’s Fatal 5-Way impassioned manners categorical event, that will establish who will face concept champion Brock Lesnar in July, saw movement in a triple hazard that was scarcely as entertaining. But while a peculiarity of matches were strong, WWE mostly unsuccessful to allege a categorical eventuality storyline in any suggestive approach for a second loyal week.
The infancy of amour from a artistic standpoint in Monday’s partial surrounding a ongoing doubt of who pounded Enzo Amore after he was once again found beaten down backstage. The classical whodunnit was good requisitioned with a array of probable suspects rising including Big Cass, The Revival and presumably even ubiquitous manager Kurt Angle, who reacted negatively to a mysterious content summary shown to him by tone commentator Corey Graves early in a episode.
Raw featured a reduction of highs and lows (including an awful “This Is Your Life” shred featuring Bayley and Alexa Bliss) though changed fast once again, that does good to assistance we forget about a misses along a way.
WWE Raw results
Miz TV — The Miz, Sheamus and Cesaro: Miz called out Dean Ambrose for hidden his Intercontinental pretension and told Cesaro and Sheamus that fans incited their behind on them once The Hardy Boyz returned. Ambrose ran in to fight a “three buttheads” and brought The Hardyz as backup. A brief fight ensued. During a blurb break, Raw ubiquitous manager Kurt Angle predictably requisitioned an evident six-man tab group match.
Dean Ambrose The Hardy Boyz def. The Miz, Sheamus Cesaro around pinfall: After a late prohibited tab to Jeff Hardy, it wasn’t prolonged before all 6 group entered a ring. Ambrose landed a Dirty Deeds on Cesaro before holding out Sheamus with a self-murder dive, and The Hardyz took advantage. Matt landed a Twist of Fate on The Miz before tagging in Jeff for a Swanton Bomb and a 1-2-3. After a match, Graves perceived a summary on his phone and abruptly left a announce table.
Backstage — Kurt Angle and Corey Graves: The announcer delivered his dungeon phone to Angle, who review aloud a mysterious summary job him “a flaw and an annoyance to a WWE” and that his standing as an Olympic medalist competence be in question. Graves pronounced he’s on Angle’s side and would hatred to see anything chuck a wrench in his standing as GM. Angle sealed by saying, “If this is true, it could harm me.”
The unexplained inlet of this shred finished it feel fresh, that creates one consternation either it’s connected to a unsolved poser of Enzo’s backstage beatdown final week. Including a gifted Graves into a storyline was a acquire advancement.
Elias Samson def. Zac Evans: Good showcase squish compare for Samson notwithstanding a wordless greeting from a crowd. Samson delivered his overhanging neck-breaker to set adult a pin. After a match, Graves returned to a announce table. When asked by Michael Cole where he was, Graves said, “It’s private.”
Backstage — Samoa Joe and Bray Wyatt: In an interview, Joe pronounced he analyzed Finn Balor’s WWE 24 special to see his weaknesses and investigate how to harm him. As shortly as he mentioned Wyatt, however, a lights dimmed and Wyatt seemed on a video guard subsequent to Joe. After revelation Joe he’s usually like all a rest, “you’re blind,” Wyatt pronounced he’s a usually one who can better “The Beast” Brock Lesnar.
Samoa Joe def. Bray Wyatt and Finn Balor around pinfall: Good appetite in this lengthy, three-segment match. Joe landed a vast mark early by superplexing Balor usually as Wyatt aided from underneath with a energy bomb. The dual heels spent a prolonged time teaming adult on Balor until Wyatt finally incited on Joe. Balor exhilarated adult late and landed a Coup de Grace on Wyatt, though Joe pounded him from behind and threw him out of a ring to take a pin on Wyatt.
For as fun as a compare incited out — it featured vast spots and physicality — a miss of anything during interest for a second loyal week was tough to overlook.
Backstage — Seth Rollins: In an interview, Rollins reminisced on a highs and lows of his past with Reigns. He knows dual things entering tonight’s categorical event: Every time he gets in a ring with Reigns it’s a fight since both wish to be a best, and “Seth ‘Freaking’ Rollins owns Roman Reigns.” Rollins sealed a clever promo by observant it won’t be personal when he defeats Reigns and sends a summary to everybody in Sunday’s Fatal 5-Way match.
Rich Swann def. Noam Dar around pinfall: In a preview of their churned tab group compare that was combined to Sunday’s PPV card, Sasha Banks valid to be a vast cause in Swann’s dilemma by tripping Alicia Fox on a ring apron to forestall her from interfering. Swann afterwards landed his Phoenix Splash on Dar to get a pin. Banks and Swann took partial in some witty dancing after a match.
While it would be easy to protest about a altogether marginalization of Banks, that includes her purpose in this feud, her pairing conflicting Swann was tough not to suffer interjection to their healthy chemistry.
Backstage — The Revival: Dash Wilder’s damaged jaw was displayed as Scott Dawson explained because they haven’t seemed on Raw in 6 weeks. Charly Caruso played footage of her talk with Banks final week, that suggested Wilder and Dawson walking in a credentials and jolt their fists. Dawson retracted his matter that The Revival weren’t around when Enzo was pounded though sealed by observant they wouldn’t rubbish their time with Enzo, job him “a tilapia of Raw, a bottom feeder.”
On theatre — Corey Graves and Big Cass: After Cole referenced The Revival video, Graves mentioned that Big Cass saw a footage though wouldn’t elaborate on it. Cass afterwards approached Graves, indignant he hidden that Cass had anything to do with a attack. Graves backpedaled, observant he meant Cass was expected doing his possess investigating. Cass answered, “Indeed we am,” before forcefully jolt Graves’ palm and leaving.
Titus O’Neil def. Kalisto around pinfall: Looking to uncover neophyte Apollo Crews how it’s finished after his detriment to Kalisto final week, O’Neil finished discerning work of a luchador and grabbed a handful of tights after rolling him adult for a pin.
This is Your Life — Alexa Bliss and Bayley: After skilfully fighting off “What” chants from a crowd, Bliss welcomed guest from Bayley’s past, including her fourth class teacher, former best crony and ex-boyfriend. Each guest unprotected Bayley’s miss of impassioned around her life. Bayley ran in late to conflict Bliss, though after Bliss pulled out a Kendo hang from underneath a list inside a ring, Bayley once again found herself on a business finish of it.
This was about as bad as a Raw shred can get, fast reminding of final year’s “Old Day” disturbance involving The New Day. Not usually was a behaving poor, a essay was even some-more brutal. The shred also pennyless Bliss’ strain of being means to take whatever was dealt to her and make it work. She attempted tough in this one though came adult painfully short.
Backstage — Enzo Amore pounded again: Paramedics supposing medical courtesy to Enzo, who was once again knocked out. An indignant Cass showed adult to ask where The Revival was, to that Angle pronounced they had formerly left a building. Despite Angle revelation him to go somewhere and ease down, Cass refused to leave Enzo’s side.
Austin Aries Jack Gallagher def. Neville TJP around submission: In a clever preview of Sunday’s acquiescence compare for a WWE cruiserweight championship, Aries sealed a high-energy compare by forcing Neville to daub to Last Chancery.
Backstage — Roman Reigns: Angry about Rollins’ comments, Reigns pronounced “there is not a male on this earth that owns me.” He sealed by observant tonight is about display Rollins “and a rest of a universe because we am a Big Dog and because this is my yard.”
Vignettes — Goldust and R-Truth: In a span of dueling rants presented as film trailers, Goldust explained his heel spin by observant R-Truth selfishly hold him behind and that he’s “back in a director’s chair where we have always belonged.” R-Truth countered with a warn vignette, saying, “You’re gonna get got.”
Roman Reigns def. Seth Rollins around pinfall: Reigns picked adult a vast retard of movement streamer into Sunday with a feat in this categorical event, that felt like a PPV match. The throng during it adult as both superstars kicked out of a array of nearby falls late, including Rollins removing a dual count after both a Blockbuster and a five-star frog splash. In a end, Rollins missed a Phoenix dash from a tip rope, and after trade strikes with Reigns, ate a stalk to set adult a pin.
It’s sincerely apparent a engagement here was all about WWE maximizing radio ratings as roughly zero was on a line from a storyline perspective. The peculiarity of a compare was good adequate to make we forget that temporarily, however, as Reigns and Rollins continued to showcase usually how extraordinary their chemistry is should WWE demeanour to reignite another feud.