5 Botches, slip-ups, and outrageous moments from WWE Raw (September 25, 2017)
One day after a good No Mercy event, WWE's red brand rebounded fairly well with a post-pay-per-view Raw. Several matches stood out, including Braun Strowman vs. Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins vs. Sheamus, and Roman Reigns vs. The Miz. Even Goldust had a solid contest with Finn Balor. The wrestling was alright and new story directions were set, so kudos to WWE for all of the stuff they did right. Now, it's time for the negatives.
This was not a Raw filled with many botches per se, but there were still plenty of outrageous moments deserving of endless banter. Standout out developments that are sure to be the talk of the Tuesday morning water cooler chatter range from the Finn Balor feud that never ends to several shocking developments relating to Enzo Amore and his Cruiserweight Championship Celebration.
Also, The Miz may or may not be encouraging his pregnant wife to drink. The jury's still out on that one. Maybe somebody should tell them that's unsafe. Anyways, let's kick the countdown off with Braun Strowman blood!
5. Braun's arm blood
At the previous night's No Mercy, Braun Strowman's face stood out early in his match against Brock Lesnar for some curious damage. He was bleeding, even though he endured very little offence from the Universal Champion up to that point. On this episode of Raw, the Monster Among Men had a similar incident.
Strowman answered Curt Hawkin's call to be part of his historic losing streak, absolutely destroying him. He chased him out of the ring and through the crowd, laying waste to Curt at the top of the entrance ramp. This scuffle ended with a memorable spot as Hawkins took a Powerslam through a section of LED lights.
Evidently, this move hurt Braun as well as his opponent. Just look at his right arm in the above gif while he's calling out his challenger from the back. A trickle of blood is evident. Sadly for Curt, he suffered an epic beatdown and the match never got properly started. This didn't count for his goofy streak.