Now I know that in some cases this post maybe a few days off as most would have posted this the day after the show took place, but it took me a couple of days to figure out what I am going to write in the post. This post will be basically be about me taking some moments of my favorite moments from the show and explaining why they made the show good.
3 on 2 Handicap Match:
New Day vs Roman Reigns and Randy Orton
The opening match on Raw this past week was a 3 on 2 Handicap match between the New Day and 2/4 of the now Fatal Four Way at Payback. The match wasn't anything incredible, but the added story it told about building tension between Orton and Reigns was the good part. Also who could forget the fact that the New Day won the match, think about it when was the last the larger team beat the smaller team in a Handicap match it has been a long time. Which made this match's ending all the more shocking in my opinion.
Dean Ambrose vs Seth Rollins
This match was as good as the other matches these two have had together I mean the chemistry these guys have with one another is fantastic. I do also think that this was one of the first times that these two guys actually fought each other one on one in a singles match. When Kane came out and added the stipulation that if "Ambrose wins he will be added to the World Title match at Payback" I can probably guarantee that I wasn't alone in thinking Rollins was going to win. Much to my surprise or more so shock Ambrose scored the win on Rollins. The two matches I have spoke about had ending most people if not everyone didn't see coming which is something that has been missing from WWE.
Sami Zayn vs John Cena
I believe this match was halted before it could really get going because of Sami's shoulder injury and putting him at less then 100% for most of the match. Keeping that point in mind if Sami was 100% for the full length of the match I think the match would have came off a little better. I think the match was really good and really put over Sami's talent in a good way I just think if he was 100% in his "debut" it maybe would have ran a little smoother. Sami has all of the talent in the world and is one of the best storytellers and with psychology in the WWE, he just needs time to develop a little more and once his "real" debut comes around he will be ready.
In every sense of the word this week's episode of Raw was extremely different then most that have aired recently, because of the endings of the matches. For years WWE has had issues with being extremely predictable when it came to the outcomes of matches on all programing. However, for the first time in an extremely long time unpredictable could have been used as a word to describe a WWE show. Will this unpredictability stay I honestly hope that it will stay, because it could do wonders for the health of the product, but it is WWE and I think this show was just a "one shot" deal and on Monday predictability will be back. I hope that I am wrong, because adding this aspect into the WWE's programming would help people want to tune in more if they can't easily predict what happens before it does.