7 Ups & 4 Downs From Last Night's WWE Raw (Nov 13)

Best Raw in an age!

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Did you know that Survivor Series is the one time of the year that Raw and SmackDown meet head-to-head in battle in the ring? Because unless you suffer from extreme short-term memory loss, you know have been sufficiently inundated with information about Team Raw versus Team SmackDown in the battle for brand supremacy.

The company beat that info down fans’ heads Monday in what was a hard sell for a PPV that has a lot of star power already. It feels like while there aren’t a ton of matches to seek out, there are some good ones set up, including New Day and The Shield in a battle of two of the most powerful trios on each other’s brands.

Raw laid it all out there, and hopefully it doesn’t lead to Angle suffering the same fate as Mick Folely and we have to endure months of a gloating Stephanie McMahon. But for now, it’s all been put out there, including Brock Lesnar versus AJ Styles, other various champion-versus-champion bouts and a few group matches. We’ll have to see how things shake out Sunday and heading forward.

At least we know that Raw didn’t end on a down note, just a “where the hell is Braun and Kane?” question

With that said, let’s take a look at what got it done versus what really should be done. Let’s get to it…


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.