We are only a few days away from Crown Jewel and the RAW go-home show is now in the books. WWE tried to use the final episode before Crown Jewel to build on the event and did so to great effect.
Unlike last week, even WWE's female Superstars saw television time on this week's edition of RAW. This is especially interesting considering the fact that Crown Jewel will be an all male pay-per-view.
Apart from that, the company built on the Team Hogan and Team Flair rivalry well, and the match between Ricochet and Drew McIntyre provided adequate action to put the final touches to the storyline before heading into Crown Jewel.
United States Champion AJ Styles also shined once again just days before he will take on the winner of the Battle Royal at Crown Jewel.
In this article, we will look at the 5 things WWE got right on this week’s RAW.
#5 The RKO Out of Nowhere
On SmackDown last Friday Night, Roman Reigns, Ali, and Shorty G defeated the team of Shinsuke Nakamura, King Corbin, and Cesaro in the presence of WWE Hall of Famers Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair.
Team Flair captain Randy Orton was missing in action, but he certainly made his presence felt on RAW this week. Orton is arguably the biggest name in the clash, and his presence and impact were necessary to put the finishing touches on the huge match that is set to take place in a few days.
Orton was a force during the match between Ricochet and Drew McIntyre this week. As Ricochet prepared to perform the 630 Splash to score the win, McIntyre dodged and Richochet was hit by a Randy Orton RKO instead. Ultimately, the RKO drew a disqualification, but Orton proved that no one is safe, so long as there is a 'Viper' stalking his prey.
Although it would have been better to pit Ricochet against Orton this week to provide even more impact heading into Crown Jewel, it helped Ricochet to pick up a disqualification victory over McIntyre while simultaneously showing that Team Flair will be a force to be reckoned with.
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