5 Ups And 7 Downs From Last Night's WWE Raw (Oct 16)

1. Another Solid Tag Title Match

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Normally, there would be a gripe about having Sheamus and Cesaro eat a loss in a big tag team match just days before a PPV, but it’s hard to fault the writers given the circumstances.

And besides, we got yet another solid Raw Tag Team Championships title match. Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Cesaro and Sheamus have some pretty good chemistry, as they have proven to be capable of having good matches repeatedly. It’s not on an Usos/New Day level, but the four men continue to bring the goods each week.

Ambrose and Rollins really couldn’t lose with The Shield reunion match taking place on Sunday, so that helped temper any grumblings about The Bar losing another tag title shot. Now, WWE has to stop pitting them against each other for the titles, unless Sheamus and Cesaro are leaving with the straps.

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Scott is a former journalist and longtime wrestling fan who was smart enough to abandon WCW during the Monday Night Wars the same time as the Radicalz. He fortunately became a fan in time for WrestleMania III and came back as a fan after a long high school hiatus before WM XIV. Monday nights in the Carlson household are reserved for viewing Raw -- for better or worse.