Welcome to this week's edition of things WWE subtly told us on RAW. We're eight days removed from WrestleMania 37, and the company is building towards WrestleMania Backlash 2021.
It wasn't a strong episode of RAW, but a few things stood out. The problem with the show was its overall lack of pace and storyline progression. Another weak point was the absence of a major return/debut.
Either way, here are a few things that WWE subtly told us on RAW.
#5 Is Braun Strowman quietly entering the WWE Title picture on RAW?
First, he demanded an explanation from MVP on RAW. MVP made it clear that Mace and T-BAR are not a part of The Hurt Business, and that they were people doing the dirty work on their own.
After an attack on Drew McIntyre by former RETRIBUTION members in the opening segment, the Scotsman told Adam Pearce to book a handicap match, despite the latter insisting on a Tag Team bout.
When it finally happened in the last hour of RAW, things started to break down and we thought McIntyre was in for another beatdown. Thankfully, Braun Strowman came out to make the save.
It resulted in a tag-team match that ended in a DQ after Drew McIntyre couldn't stop attacking Mace. In what was perhaps the most interesting part of RAW this week, Mace was unmasked. After the match was done, T-Bar also lost his mask thanks to Strowman.
Of course, Mace was Dio Maddin and T-Bar was Dominik Dijakvoic.
While it's good that the two big men are getting pushed, the story is less than fascinating.
What WWE subtly told us, however, is the possibility of Braun Strowman quietly entering the WWE Title picture despite his loss last week.