20 Things You Probably Missed From WWE Raw (Feb 18)

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Aleister Black

"No man is ever truly good, no man is ever truly evil (unless he's booting a co-worker full force in the chops)".

Those should be the new lyrics to Aleister Black's WWE theme. The NXT star's debut on Raw was oddly muted, and it was the same for Ricochet, Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa. It's not that the quartet did anything wrong, because they didn't, but the spark that's been there on TakeOver specials was lacking in Lafayette.

NXT's faithful shouldn't worry. Main roster regulars suffered the same lack of passion from a live crowd that seemed puffed out after Elimination Chamber or totally unenthused by a card that included two pay-per-view rematches. The whole show, NXT debuts aside, felt like a throwback to mid-2018 dirge.

Still, there were enough hidden gems and little storyline nuances to keep our eagle eyes busy. Raw featured Attitude era commentary throwbacks, revisionist history that ignored some memorable moments, some woeful lack of attention to minor details and The Undertaker.

Well, sort of anyway. Here's everything you might've missed from last night's show...

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