5 Things We Learned from the Raw after Wrestlemania
Hey, everyone, I’m back again yes with another list of things we learned. Yes yes, does this guy ever get tired of writing these articles? The answer is no. This is one of my favorite times of the year and I have not let the coronavirus and the fact we have no crowds and everything is different derail my positivity. Hopefully, you guys haven’t either. I am going to tell you the 5 things we learned from Monday Night Raw tonight and what they mean going forward. Let’s get this show on the road!!!!
5.) Becky Lynch and Shayna Bayzler are far from done with each other and we should expect this feud not to end anytime soon
Well, let’s start with this. If you read my article from last night (The 15 Things We Learned From Wrestlemania Night 2) you know I could start with the fact that so far (yes just one day in, I know) that I look like I’m on the right track with Liv Morgan after she did more than hold her own in a match with Asuka to open up RAW tonight. But I’m not going to. Instead we pretty much just got confirmed what most wrestling fans already knew.
This Becky and Shayna feud is far from over and we shouldn’t expect it to end anytime soon. Look at Becky’s backstage interview saying “ If Shayna wasn’t happy with the result of the match, she knows where to find me” and Shayna saying “ The thrill of victory and for you Becky the agony of my defeat” it seems like these two are due to collide again sooner rather than later. Due to the current world situation, we are in it’s still unknown when another PPV will happen so they might just end up meeting on an upcoming episode of RAW. Who knows at this point but we do know is this feud looks like it’s about to get ugly fast.
4.) Bianca Belair goes here now…. And so does Nia Jax
Yep, you read that right Bianca Belair goes here now. What that means is she is officially a RAW superstar and has moved on from the NXT brand. It’s a very exciting addition to the RAW Women’s Division. As you saw a bit of tonight Bianca is fantastic on the mic, has a great look, and much like her boy toy Montez Ford she has tons of charisma. She has been the arguably most impressive female superstar this year ( EXCEPT CHARLOTTE WE KNOW NO ONE ON THIS EARTH IS BETTER THAN CHARLOTTE). Ok, I’ve calmed down. Back to Bianca, I am excited to see where she gets to on Monday Night Raw when she starts to face the likes of Becky Lynch, Asuka, Natalya, Liv Morgan, and Shayna. Time will tell but what we do know now is the EST of NXT is now on Monday Night Raw.
This one is interesting. Nia Jax made her return tonight on Monday Night Raw in defeating Deonna Purrazzo with ease. Nia Jax is an intimidating woman who can easily dominate her opponent with her size and power. She had a solid run before getting injured last year and adding her to an already stacked RAW women’s division who also (as stated above) added Bianca Belair earlier in the night. Since Charlotte (my favorite wrestler ever!!!) is on her way to NXT after winning the championship at Wrestlemania WWE did a good job at retooling the Women’s Divison. This should open up the doors for fresh feuds and new storylines which we badly need. We need to keep an eye on these two going forward.
3.) Some underutilized talent seems to be getting a chance to shine on RAW
There has been a lot of underutilized talent in WWE over the years. But it looks like on RAW some of that talent is going to get a chance to shine. Apollo Crews, Ricochet, and Cedric Alexander all were featured on RAW this week and it led me to a few thoughts. Let’s start with Apollo.
Due to the expiring of draft picks (whatever the hell that means), Apollo Crews is now on Monday Night Raw. We all know Crews from being the extremely athletic and underachieving superstar ever since he moved to the main roster a few years ago. The guy has all the in-ring talent and ability to succeed he just has no personality or charisma. But, on RAW tonight he got 30 minutes (30 DAMN MINUTES) with a guy who has been destroying people in mere minutes for months in Alister Black. Maybe Paul Heyman sees something in Apollo and he will finally get his time to shine. This might mean he’s gonna get a chance to showcase his skills on RAW or next week he could go out there and get squashed. Who knows? It is definitely something to keep an eye on going forward.
Now its time to talk about Cedric and Richochet. First off, after seeing them tag together a few weeks ago on RAW against Angel Garza and Austin Theory I said to myself “Self, these two guys would be a perfect tag team!” It appears they will be given that opportunity to showcase that on RAW with their definitive win over Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan. These two talents are high flying walking highlight films. They can do absolutely amazing things in the ring that make you lose your breath. I never for once believed either man was getting “buried” ( Don’t get me started on all that) and I have been huge fans of Richochet since his debut in NXT and Cedric since he debuted on 205 Live. This team has unlimited potential IMO and I’m sincerely excited to see how this team grows together going forward. Let’s hope WWE gives these two a chance to show what they can do!
2.) Seth Rollins looks like he’s going back to being a no-BS guy and that’s honestly the best thing for him
The Monday Night Messiah character Seth is right now IMO fits him perfectly!!! I love it! I have the t-shirt and I even photoshopped my head on his epic entrance at Wrestlemania. My only issue with it is they have made him goofy, teamed him up with injury-prone talent (AOP) and a guy while very talented really doesn’t fit with Seth (Buddy Murphy) and it’s been hard to take this new character seriously. That has seemed to change. When Seth came out tonight on RAW he wasn’t smiling, he wasn’t playing games, and he went to the ring and kicked his opponent’s ass (some jobber) and left. Serious Seth is the best Seth. Seth Rollins is one of the top 5 wrestlers on this planet. His body of work speaks for itself. The next feud Seth should be entered in IMO is Edge. These two are so similar it’s crazy. Both came from factions to become single’s stars, both had EPIC Money In The Bank Cash in’s (Two of the best ever IMO), both have held damn near every title in WWE and both can play a heel or babyface with ease. This is a dream matchup of sorts and it’s exactly where they should go with Seth and I would love a slow-building feud between the two with a match happening at Summerslam. I know the WWE Universe would enjoy this and I know that I would. Let’s hope these two meet at some point and I’m hoping it’s in August at Summerslam in Boston. These two would BURN IT DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!
1.) WWE is firmly behind Drew McIntyre as the WWE Champion and it’s a beautiful site to see
Was anyone like me and worried that the Big Show (yeah THE BIG SHOW) was going to defeat Drew McIntyre just a mere 25 minutes after him gaining the championship after defeating Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania? Yeah me too. That WWE booking scares the hell out of me sometimes. Was this necessary? No. Did this make Drew look stronger? I mean yeah it honestly did. Right after a match against Brock who is a guy that is known for being the most physical and destructive force in WWE Drew goes out and beats a for sure WWE Hall of Famer with a huge Claymore kick! It just tells me WWE is behind this guy and its about time!!! Drew proved he deserves to be champion and I for one hope he has a long and meaningful title reign because he deserves it! Congratulations to Drew McIntyre and I’m proud to have you (A FULL-TIME SUPERSTAR YAY) as our WWE Champion.
Thank you guys for checking out my article and as always I want to thank everyone at AEE for the opportunity. I also want to remind you guys that tomorrow me and my co-host Ben Axe/Chuck Winchester will be putting out a special “Wrestlemania Review” edition of our ever-growing podcast Regularly Scheduled Hostilities which is available on almost media platforms.
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