5 Ups & 9 Downs From WWE Raw (Feb. 22)


9. Tag Team In Disarray

Nia Jax Asuka

Oh look, the longtime tag partners Asuka and Charlotte Flair are having problems. Who could have foreseen this, especially just seven weeks before WrestleMania?

Charlotte inadvertently booted Asuka during a flurry of activity, leading to Nia Jax hitting a leg drop and getting the pin in this tag match that we’ve now seen several times, to diminishing returns. The story here was Flair being halfway out of it during the match, going through the motions because her dad has been embarrassing her on Raw.

Afterwards, Asuka wanted nothing to do with Charlotte, who then walked off. Sorry, still don’t care. Don’t care about Charlotte’s dismay or her turmoil with Ric. Don’t care about her partnership with Asuka.

Wake us when Flair turns on Asuka to set up a title program.


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.