8 Ups And 5 Downs From Last Night's WWE Raw (Jan 28)

Raw delivers strong show in wake of Rumble, with special guest!

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It’s funny how WWE’s flagship program can flounder for months on end and suddenly straighten itself out almost overnight.

But that’s exactly what happened with Raw on Monday night, as the show delivered just about everything you could ask for, including a great cameo from the SmackDown Women’s Champion, Becky Lynch.

We saw Seth Rollins stand tall, and Finn Balor do the same. Elias went back to the dark side of the Force while Mojo Rawley was in search of his deep side. Wrestlers who you’d think were tough were intently following what happened.

Most importantly, WWE delivered where it counted, with solid action from all involved, and giving WWE some momentum we move into February. Whether that includes some NXT call-ups or other curveballs remains to be seen, but Raw certainly got the ball rolling.

With that said, let’s find out what steadied the ship and what rocked the boat. 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.