5 Ups & 5 Downs From WWE Raw (20 May - Results & Review)

1. Sputtering To The Finish Line

Becky Lynch

Sometimes, it’s pretty clear that a wrestling program only had so many weeks’ worth of material, but there was one more week of show to fill, leaving the program flailing about, trying to fill the void.

Becky Lynch versus Liv Morgan feels like a program that ran out of gas a while ago and has been coasting, losing momentum along the way. Monday night, Lynch started cutting a promo where she reminded fans again that Liv had never beat her when Morgan came out and reminded everyone about the Liv Morgan Revenge Tour.

From there, Becky vented about knowing her purpose in wrestling since she was 15 and accused Liv of not having one until she developed this revenge tour. Morgan’s rebuttal included calling Lynch selfish and saying that once she wins the Women’s World Championship, she would sit atop the division.

A fight was teased, and that was that. It was probably about the lamest go-home world title angle in a while. No new ground was broken, and they didn’t leave fans with a compelling reason to anticipate the match. This felt like an obligation more than anything else, and that’s rarely good when it comes to a promo confrontation.

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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.