5 botches, slip-ups, and outrageous moments from WWE Raw - October 9th, 2017
After three long years, The Shield finally reunite! This was one of the biggest highlights of this week's Raw and a much-needed boost to the overall excitement of the Monday brand. Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, and Roman Reigns aligned to lay waste to The Miz, The Bar, and even Braun Strowman on Raw. Having the "Hounds of Justice" around again to wreck things whenever they see fit is a very good thing.
What might not be considered to be a good thing is the potential firing of one of the most exciting wrestlers on 205 Live. Mustafa Ali, the man with the impressive inverted 450 off the top rope, defied a previously established no-contact clause that guaranteed the loss of one's employment. We'll miss you.
Along with Ali's poor business decision, Enzo Amore botched an American folklore reference, Mickie James insulted Alexa Bliss with a head-scratching reference about her butt, and Bray Wyatt officially embraced the role of his own sister. The jury is still out on whether or not Bray can pull it off, but for now, nobody's holding their breath.
Plenty of botchiness and outrageous Raw moments lie ahead. Kicking off this week's list is a familiar new addition to Elias' arsenal.
#5 Elias took an Undertaker move
WWE's lovable 'Drifter', the man with a song for each and every new town he arrives in, showed off a fancy new move to his arsenal. While wrenching the arm of Apollo Crews, he climbed the top turnbuckle. He then took a few steps along the top rope before dropping a big lariat onto the back of his opponent.
Your undead mortician from Death Valley senses should be tingling right about now.
This is, of course, the move that previously had been known as The Undertaker's Old School. Corey Graves called this version of a Deadman classic a "disrespectful version of a cover song".
The Drifter's take on this is not too bad, so the move itself isn't what's been branded as outrageous. What is outrageous here is that these younger wrestlers are already divvying up the legendary Undertaker's moveset when he might not actually be retired.
But if he is retired, and if the Tombstone is still available, can it go to Braun? How about letting The Shield add a Last Ride twist onto their triple Powerbomb?