6 Ups & 5 Downs From WWE Raw (Results & Review - January 29)


5. Eh…

Jey Uso Bronson Reed

It’s hard to criticize WWE for having stars wrestle stars and to book a clean finish, but Bronson Reed versus Jey Uso felt like something that should have gotten a bit more of a setup.

Reed challenged Uso last week because both men have said they want to win singles gold in 2024. Simple enough, and it worked for the most part, but the match Monday night was just another TV match. It was “wrestling happening in front of you.” Not bad, but also not memorable.

Jey’s win likely won’t amount to much beyond “momentum,” and the announcers will talk about “Big” Bronson Reed next week like he’s still a dominant force on Raw, ignoring the loss. For Jey, one has to wonder what this means for him going from facing off against his brother Jimmy in the Royal Rumble to not having that really followed up on Monday night.


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.