Huge Takeaways From Raw - Raw 25 Doesn't Disappoint


Hall of Fame duo Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler were hosts from that location but felt distinctly adrift of the current product, seemingly unaware of some of the talent's holds and moves, really detracting from the efforts of Gallows, Anderson and Finn Balor on the night. Despite hugging the boss after he explained to Stone Cold that he has brittle bones and lives in a retirement community, Austin still delivered a Stunner to the 72 year old. In a frenzied match, Asuka, Sasha Banks and Mickie James triumphed over Nia Jax, Sonya Deville and Alicia Fox as the Boss forced Fox to tap out from a Banks Statement submission.

They got a bad Bray Wyatt vs. Matt Hardy match, a DX segment, a nothing promo from The Undertaker, Balor Club squashing The Revival, and nothing else.

Losing the Intercontinental Championship at Raw 25 may not build Reigns' momentum, but it does take away an obstacle.

The Undertaker hasn't been on WWE TV since he lost to Roman Reigns in the main event of WrestleMania 33 in what appeared to be his retirement match.

General Manager Daniel Bryan and Smackdown Commissioner Shane McMahon are also expected to bring their bickering over to Raw. Miz became an eight-time Intercontinental champion (only Chris Jericho has more with nine) thanks to Reigns running into a turnbuckle-less middle rope to set up a second Skull Crushing Finale of the match.

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Back in the ring, Christian was in the ring for the Peep Show and he called for the tag team champions, Jason Jordan and Seth Rollins.

Alexa Bliss was cutting a promo when Charlotte Flair interrupted her and said she is only the champion because Ric Flair's daughter isn't on Raw.

Despite having made Chris Jericho's list of stupid idiots when he was backstage, an undaunted Elias chose to hit the ring and claim that after 25 years, RAW had finally found the right man to lead the show. The Drifter was interrupted during his anniversary performance on Raw this week by a returning John Cena. Elias hit Cena with a low blow, then cracked his guitar over Cena's head.

Titus Worldwide (with Dana Brooke) and Heath Slater & Rhyno fight to a No Contest.