8 Ups And 6 Downs From Last Night's WWE Raw (Oct 2)

The Attitude Era lives on! And is The Shield fracturing?

The Undertaker Kane Chokeslam

The hard sell for WWE Super Show Down was in effect Monday night, with three big matches getting plenty of show time to promote themselves. Whether the Australian show is a success or is anything more than a glorified super house show in another country is another question.

Raw focused on the six-man tag match pitting The Shield against Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre and Braun Strowman, so naturally we got three singles matches out of it, but it actually worked pretty decently. We also turned to the six-woman tag match a bit, which thankfully kept the Bella Twins’ involvement to a minimum and let Ronda Rousey be the focal point. (That also had the benefit of avoiding Brie Bella injuring another member of the Riott Squad.)

And we closed Raw with a hard sell for the “Last Time Ever” match between Triple H and Undertaker, along with Shawn Michaels and Kane cluing us in on what could be coming after Saturday’s event.

Along the way, we got some other meandering matches that were a true mixed bag. Raw certainly wasn’t a barnburner, but it was good enough to get the job done.

With that said, let’s dive in and figure out what worked and what missed the mark. Let’s get to it…

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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.