WWE Raw: Welcome to the Eva-Lution, Whatever-Your-Name-Is

Sorry about the delay on this week's WWE Raw video recap, folks. I had to get a tooth pulled at the dentist yesterday. You would think that would be punishment enough, but alas…

WWE RawPiper Niven made her debut on WWE Raw this week, but we're supposed to pretend not to remember anything about NXT UK. Can we do the same with everything in WWE post 2001?
Piper Niven made her debut on WWE Raw this week, but we're supposed to pretend not to remember anything about NXT UK. Can we do the same with everything in WWE post 2001?

Everyone's a loser…

Nikki Cross defeated Charlotte Flair by countout after Charlotte was distracted by Rhea Ripley, illustrating the classic WWE strategy of giving someone a win while still somehow making them look bad. Ripley saved Cross from a post-match beatdown. Skip this.


50/50 booking at its worst…

So first, John Morrison, an aging vet best known for being part of a tag team and unlikely to ever get another big push, defeated Jeff Hardy, an aging vet best known for being part of a tag team and  unlikely to ever get another big push. After the match, Cedric Alexander, an up-and-coming star who could one day get a big push (but probably won't) challenged Hardy to a retirement match and lost, ensuring he is below two aged veterans in the twilight of their WWE careers on the totem pole. Nice. Skip it.


The Eva-lution has arrived…

Eva Marie finally made her WWE Raw debut… by bringing out NXT UK star Piper Niven, who commentary pretended not to recognize, to squash Naomi. Eva Marie declared herself the winner after the match. Watch it!


Is there a Women's tag team match on Sunday?

You wouldn't know it from the complete lack of urgency in any of the booking, but WWE has a PPV coming up on Sunday. There's currently no women's tag title match booked for the show, but why hurry? It's only less than a week away. Anyway, maybe it'll involve these folks.


Bro…

RKBro is the best thing going on WWE Raw, so it's no surprise I will advise you watch this match in which RKBro are victorious over The New Day.


Revenge is a dish best served lukewarm…

After being embarrassed by Rhea Ripley earlier, Charlotte attacked Ripley after Ripley beat Asuka. Charlotte got her nose busted open in the attack, which was the most exciting thing about this enter feud. But Ripley vs. Asuka is good. Watch it.


The doll goes over at Hell in a Cell…

Alexa Bliss defeated Nia Jax via DQ when Reginald interfered. Skip this nonsense, bad even by WWE Raw standards.


Less than one month before the crowds boo the crap out of this…

Jaxson Ryker defeated Elias via countout as his singles push continues, despite the fact that his outspoken political views ensure he gets booed out of the building when crowds return. Good to see WWE learned some lessons over the last year and a half. Skip this.


The ol' six-man switcheroo…

After Bobby Lashley interfered to ruin AJ Styles vs. Drew McIntyre, it turned into a six-man tag between McIntyre and the Viking Raiders vs. Lashley, Styles, and Omos. Might as well watch these, with the PPV right around the corner and all.


Well, that was a relatively harmless episode of WWE Raw, though harmless isn't necessarily the best way to sell a PPV. Which is happening this weekend, mind you. I wonder if WWE will book all the matches before then.

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