Best and Worst of Raw: 8th May, 2017
The underwhelming streak continues.
If you’ve been following the news on our website, you must be well aware of the fact that WWE is touring Europe at the moment and blowing the roof off most venues by putting on great shows. Unfortunately, when it comes to WWE television, we aren't quite as lucky.
After what was the lowest rated Raw of the year, WWE brought us yet another watered down episode, once again. Raw is a show that is running with a part-time Universal Champion, with the Intercontinental Championship as the top prize, and hence does not feel as important as it should.
It did not help that the show was pre-taped because the live atmosphere adds a lot to the red brand. Let us tell you why we were disappointed with this episode of Raw, and also discuss some redeeming factors from the show.
#1 Worst: Comparatively weaker main event
We hate to admit it, but everything The Miz says about Dean Ambrose is true.
With him as Intercontinental Champion, the title does feel extremely irrelevant. It does not help that the IC Championship is the top prize on Raw right now. While last week’s episode wasn’t great either, it ended with a main event that was pretty amazing indeed.
This week, Dean Ambrose and Bray Wyatt tried to replicate the magic, and while they did put on an okay match, the reward after watching the show for three hours wasn’t worth it. The banter between The Miz and Michael Cole on commentary was far more interesting than this contest, at several times during the match.
Without dwelling on this tepid affair, we move on.