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Best and Worst of RAW: 21st May, 2018

Riju Dasgupta
FEATURED COLUMNIST
Top 5 / Top 10
50.93K   //    22 May 2018, 09:47 IST

RAW was a chore to sit through, over three hours
RAW was a chore to sit through, for three hours

SmackDown Live is moving to a new Network and that may signal a brand new beginning for the show. I'm afraid that RAW was much of the same this week. There was very little in terms of actual storyline development. It like just your average weekly hour of WWE.

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Did you think it was a good or bad show overall? In my opinion, this was a passable show with very few hooks to keep the audience member watching for three whole hours. We'll have to check out the viewership numbers to gauge if this was the case or not.

As always, here's my post-show recap. I invite you to leave a comment and let me know your thoughts about RAW.

Let's go straight to Albany, New York, and look back at three hours of action.


#1 Best: A very interesting setup

Are Rousey and Natalya due for a clash down the line?
Are Rousey and Natalya due
for
an epic clash down the line?

We saw Natalya qualify for the Money in the Bank ladder match on this week's show. It is easy to forget just how fluid she is, in the ring. She even cut a post-match promo addressing the fact that she was good friends with Ronda Rousey and both women had a chance to hold big prizes come Money in the Bank. Are the two women due for a clash down the line?

We also saw the huge contract signing between Rousey and Jax this week. The match certainly has a big fight feel to it and like her or not, Stephanie McMahon did a commendable job with the setup for the same. It is clear that the Stephanie-Rousey feud is far from over.

What I liked about the fact is how this angle has been set up. Could Natalya cash in her contract and interfere in the Rousey vs. Jax match at Money in the Bank?

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Riju Dasgupta
FEATURED COLUMNIST
Riju Dasgupta is the bassist of heavy metal bands Albatross and Primitiv. He's also a former guest columnist for Rolling Stone India. His primary passion remains watching and reviewing the art of professional wrestling for Sportskeeda. In the world of heavy metal, he goes by the moniker- Dr. Hex.
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