RAW opened up to a huge amount of fanfare, as the WWE Universe was excited for the return of Ric Flair. Flair appeared on RAW to select the final member of his team for the upcoming Crown Jewel pay-per-view.
This wasn’t the only segment fans were interested in seeing, as many in the WWE Universe wanted to see what 'The Fiend' Bray Wyatt would have up his sleeves after Seth Rollins burned down the Firefly Fun House to close out last week's show.
Throughout the evening, there were some rather interesting segments and matches that built toward future storylines. There were also several key matches which can once again make RAW a must-watch show.
In this article, we will look at the five things the company got just right on this week’s RAW.
#1 Brought out Cain Velasquez once again
Rey Mysterio returned to the ring for the first time since bringing Cain Velasquez to the season premiere of SmackDown to exact revenge from Brock Lesnar. Mysterio claimed that he was training Velasquez to face Lesnar at Crown Jewel, and thanked the fans for their love and support after the beatdown he and his son suffered at the hands of 'The Beast.'
'The Master of the 619' was cut short by Paul Heyman, followed by Shelton Benjamin, who approached the ring and bullied Mysterio for some time. Benjamin asked Mysterio where Velasquez was to save him now.
This brought out the MMA legend once again to a huge pop from the WWE Universe. Velasquez vanquished Benjamin and put him in a sleeper choke, before Benjamin tapped and escaped the ring.
This was a good way to remind fans of the relationship between Lesnar and Benjamin. Bringing out someone close to Lesnar for Velasquez to dominate, in a similar fashion to how Lesnar beat down Dominick, was the right thing to do.
Velasquez's obvious limp also showed that he was still recovering from injury and may not be 100% for Crown Jewel, but is still ready and willing to take on 'The Beast.'