Monday Night Raw kicked off our wrestling week like it always does and thankfully, we’re off to a good start. There was minimal filler, several above average matches, and we even were treated to a crowd-pleasing title change in the main event. All the credit in the world goes to Charlotte and Sasha Banks for tearing the roof off, to cap off the night.
Plus, any time Ric Flair comes out to celebrate a new champion in the middle of North Carolina is a formula for quality television.
In spite of an overall good night of wrestling, there are always bound to be mistakes somewhere. Three hours of live programming makes that fact inevitable. So even though Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns competed in a hard fought match, the Universal Champion’s very noticeable tongue twister in the opening segment is about to get the GIF treatment.
Also, Sasha Banks had an epic night as she reclaimed the Raw Women’s Championship, but that doesn’t mean that the help she received from the referee should go ignored.
So make sure all of your teeth are firmly in place, kick back, and enjoy five botches, slip ups, and outrageous moments from this late November edition of Raw.
#5 An unfair advantage
Sasha Banks faced off against Charlotte in the main event, winning the Raw Women’s Championship for the third time. It was historic because it was the first time the ladies competed for a title under a Falls Count Anywhere stipulation. Also, it was simply a darn good match. Sasha’s win was big, but it wasn’t like she didn’t have help along the way...
WWE referees are supposed to be unbiased officials, yet this guy is actively trying to assist Sasha when she’s in peril. While Charlotte was locking on her Figure 8, a submission hold that certainly would’ve made The Boss tap out, the ref made sure to kick the kendo stick within Sasha’s reach.
The stick was then used by Banks to wail on Sasha while in the hold, giving her the opportunity to break free.