5 things that should've happened on Raw this week
WWE only accomplished two things on Monday Night Raw this week. Firstly, the company finally shed some light on some of the matches that would feature on the WrestleMania card. Secondly, the creative team did a passable job in building towards other encounters that will be announced for the showcase of the immortals in the coming weeks.
Those encounters include slow babyface turn of Nia Jax, Bayley's growing resentment towards Sasha Banks and Ronda Rousey's WrestleMania opponents, and all those narratives centres around the women's division which is great. Clearly, WWE is finally giving the division the excellent booking it needs.
However, while WWE progressed the narratives of many Superstars, set up WrestleMania matches and, there were parts of the flagship show that WWE could’ve booked better that would have been a solid show from start to finish.
#1 The Revival build credibility
When the “top guys” came bursting onto Raw the night after WrestleMania 33, the entire WWE Universe was convinced that WWE had the greatest team of the modern era on their hands. However, all it took was an unfortunate injury, poor booking and an immense loss of credibility, and The Revival were reduced to a pre-show filler.
And on Raw this week, WWE had the chance to shatter that notion and get Dash and Dawson on the right track again as they took on The Bar in a non-title match for the right to face them at Wrestlemania 34 in a championship match. However, the “top guys” shockingly lost clean, and that loss can be interpreted in two ways, either the unexpected loss to The Bar will reignite a fire in The Revival or their careers are stuck in a stagnant losing streak.
Majority of the WWE Universe believe that it’s the second option as WWE’s booking of them has clearly suggested it. Even though WWE's plan for the Tag Team Title’s at WrestleMania doesn’t include Dash and Dawson, they should’ve been protected in defeat to help build their momentum once again.
Therefore, when a low tier tag team such as Titus Worldwide can defeat The Bar three times and arguably one of the greatest tag teams in NXT history cant, it speaks volumes.