Man, that coronation for Roman Reigns as the new WWE
Universal Champion was sure great, wasn’t it?
Oh, that wasn’t what happened? It sure sounded like everyone
on Raw was talking about how much he deserved the title and how his feet hit the
floor first… oh, the referee made a mistake? And apologized? But the decision
stands? So Roman was screwed again? Well then.
Anyway, Monday Night Raw rolled into Bizarro World, also
known as Montreal, where WWE surprisingly didn’t reference the Screwjob for a
change, but did deliver a solid episode, with a couple good matches, including
an outstanding Intercontinental Championship match. We also set the table for yet
another WWE PPV, the third such event in less than a month.
We saw Alexa Bliss get in her digs against Nia Jax… and then
flee when confronted. We saw Samoa Joe offer his condolences to Reigns on his
latest loss. We saw a fired-up crowd carry a Raw that also featured a hapless
Baron Corbin and an injured (in storyline) Bobby Roode.
Raw was good, but give an assist to the fans. With that
said, let’s find out what won the day and what came up short. 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.