Raw’s Top Five 7/28/15: Oh God, Look Away!

Posted in The Three Count by - July 29, 2015

Following up last week’s interesting Monday Night Raw, this week’s Raw relied primarily on a bone-crushing main event, some good undercard matches, and Kevin Owens. So let’s get right into it. 

Sasha Banks vs Paige

The woman’s, not divas, division is better with Sasha Banks in it. She is absolutely one of the most talented wrestlers on the entire roster, regardless of gender. Her and Paige put on a fantastic match together, continuing to one up the Divas that were currently on the roster. The Bellas and all the other divas are now on notice. Sasha is going to have to drop the NXT title at some point, and then hopefully she’ll be able win the Diva’s title. Until that day comes, she will be able to put on great matches with anyone the Divas can throw at her. 

The Wyatt Family Reunites…Sort Of

Last year, the Wyatt Family was dismantled unceremoniously for no discernible reason. Unlike the Shield, which was broken up in a blazing flame of glory, the Wyatt Family just dissolved into the aether, never to be heard from again. Such is WWE Creative. Last night they somewhat rectified that misstep by reuniting Luke Harper with Bray Wyatt. It’s all building to a match with, if the rumors are to be believed, Reigns, Ambrose, and Sting at Summerslam. Only time will tell how that actually plays out, but it’s nice to see the family reforming. 

Kevin Owens vs Randy Orton

Kevin Owens and Randy Orton should have put on a hell of a match. Should have being the key word. Instead of letting the two put on a quality match together, they had to involve the typical non-finish and some outside interference. Sheamus was on commentary for the match, yet got involved by delivering a Brogue Kick to Orton, drawing the DQ. Cesaro would come out to stop the post-match beatdown, which can only lead to a possible tag team match between the four at Summerslam. Hopefully Owens and Orton will eventually get the chance to put on a match together. 

Neville vs Fandango

While the match itself wasn’t the best, I’m more looking forward to what Neville versus Stardust has to offer. WWE is trying to bill the encounter between the two as a superhero fighting a villain, complete with comic book-styled vignettes. Stardust is an interesting gimmick that’s for sure, but the fact that Cody Rhodes totally buys into the gimmick is what makes it so great. If the feud continues, the two will put on a hell of a match at Summerslam. 

Rollins Breaks Cena’s Face

I’ve heard it a thousand times before: “how can you watch wrestling, its fake!” Well it’s more scripted than fake, but that being said, John Cena took a hell of a beating at the hands of Seth Rollins for the US Championship. He had his nose broken, and not just barely broken, but brutally broken with a knee to the face. While Cena would win the match because of course he did, I can only hope the two put on a stunner of a match at Summerslam. However, like I said before, if Cena wins the title off Rollins, we’ll be looking for a new writer for Monday Night Raw. 

This week’s Raw was actually quite good, and that’s saying something, since the breadth of the WWE’s programming has been lackluster in the past six months. Next week Brock Lesnar returns for god only knows why, so we have that to look forward to, but I’m quite pleased with this week’s Raw. 

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Chris Stachiw is the Editor-in-Chief and co-host of the Kulturecast. He’s a native Californian with a penchant for sarcasm and a taste for the cinematic bizarre. You’ll often find him wandering the wasteland of Nebraska searching for the meaning of life and possibly another rare Pokemon.

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