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Best and Worst of RAW: 26 Feb, 2018

Riju Dasgupta
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46.89K   //    27 Feb 2018, 11:03 IST

RAW was a pretty interesting show, from start to finish
RAW was a pretty interesting show, from start to finish

RAW is officially on the road to WrestleMania. Now that Elimination Chamber is in the rear view mirror, there are no more pay-per-views until the 'Grandest Stage of them All' comes around in just forty five days. RAW was an eventful episode and there is plenty to write about. In many ways, it was even better than Elimination Chamber was.

Welcome to our 'Best and Worst' post-show recap of the flagship WWE brand. We will segregate what we liked and distinguish it from what we did not, in this very article. Feel free to let us know what you thought of the show as well, in the comments.

As we've already mentioned, this was a thumbs up episode. If WWE continues this kind of momentum all the way to WrestleMania, we are in for a treat.

Presenting the 'Best and Worst' from this week's action!

#1 Best: Roman Reigns' shoot promo

Reigns was on fire, this week
Reigns was on fire, this week

What happens when you advertise a segment for RAW and find out you cannot deliver? You tell the truth about why it did not happen. We have no idea if this was a scripted sequence, or WWE just decided to shoot off the hip, with the Reigns promo. Whatever it was, it was entertaining.

Roman Reigns used some strong words during his promo. Words that would otherwise be frowned upon, in the PG era. He said his words with conviction, and appeared the most 'babyface-like' in a good while, as he delivered truth bombs.

Even the crowd came around and cheered for Reigns once he was done. We were thrilled to see WWE incorporate elements of 'reality' in their scripted promos.

As for Brock Lesnar, whether it is by accident or even a deliberate act, it's a shame that he's nowhere to be seen on the road to WrestleMania 34.

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Riju Dasgupta
Riju Dasgupta is the bassist of heavy metal bands Albatross and Primitiv. He's also a former guest columnist for Rolling Stone India. His primary passion remains watching and reviewing the art of professional wrestling for Sportskeeda. In the world of heavy metal, he goes by the moniker- Dr. Hex.
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