Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns
In case you've been living under a wrestling rock for the past two days, Dean Ambrose is the WWE World Heavyweight Champion and right from the get go of RAW it felt right. A segment aired with Ambrose getting out of a cab and almost forgetting the title belt. Ambrose is treading a fine line between serious and comedy act right now. Nevertheless, having a babyface champion come out to a completely positive reception was so refreshing. It's most likely exactly what WWE would like Roman Reigns to have received during his tenure as champion.
Speaking of Roman Reigns. Both he and Seth Rollins felt entitled to rematches and thus faced each other in the main event of RAW. The match ended in a double count out and Shane came out to restart the match. Before he could however, Dean Ambrose proclaimed that he would have no problems facing both Reigns and Rollins at the same time. So now we finally have the Shield triple threat match we've all been waiting for...at Battleground.
It's a curious decision to put the Shield triple threat on at Battleground. Yes, we probably shouldn't be complaining but this match is one of the very few matches WWE haven't done before. This is the big type of match that is best saved for a Summerslam/Wrestlemania main event so to have it at Battleground just feels wrong. It almost feels like WWE are trying to get this match done before the draft. Either way, a Shield triple threat will be a barn burner of a main event on any PPV. [next]
Anyway, moving on to the more important things. After a lengthy and kayfabe unexplained absence from TV, Sasha finally returned to a massive ovation. It looks like WWE are finally kicking off their Charlotte vs Sasha programme. The likely scenario is that Charlotte and Sasha face off at Battleground and then again at Summerslam where Sasha will finally achieve her crowning glory. Having Sasha Banks back on WWE TV is a huge positive for the company. She's one of the most popular and gifted people on the entire WWE roster and RAW (potentially SmackDown) will be a better show with her on it. [next]
The Wyatt Family
Other talking points
- Titus showed some fire on RAW. Where was that fire at MITB?
- Karl Anderson didn't get one offensive move in against Cena. Yeah...
- At least Corbin faced someone not called Dolph Ziggler.
- John Laurinaitis returned. Nothing more will be said about that.
- The way Xavier Woods was hypnotised by Bray Wyatt was hilarious.
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