In a week full of twists and turns, a few new champions emerged, some awesome matches were had, and a very special friendship came to a harrowing end. The Road To WrestleMania is underway, can’t you tell? Is RAW finally starting to pick up steam? I’d say so, but they still have some work to do. As a whole, SmackDown Live is still the stronger of the two brands. However, RAW did feature the strongest and most compelling moment of the week hands down.
Which was that? Read on as we bring you the five best and five worst moments this week in WWE.
5. WORST – The Raw Women’s Championship
Good for Bayley. She accomplished her dream and won her first WWE Women’s Championship in the main event of RAW… But what in the heck are they doing playing hot potato with that Women’s title? It makes it even more infuriating to know Charlotte will most likely just win the belt back come Fastlane in a couple weeks – because for some reason WWE treats her PPV streak as if it’s the most impressive thing since The Undertaker. And do you know what that will mean? Charlotte will be a FIVE-TIME Women’s Champion! I don’t get it. I don’t like it. I just don’t.
5. BEST – Nikki Bella vs. Natalya
The feud between Nikki Bella and Natalya has had its moments, but it’s been very high-school-girl-movie at best. That’s why it was a welcome surprise to see these two go at it the way they did at Elimination Chamber on Sunday. Even though we know these two love each other in real life, they’re almost starting to make us believe they actually hate each other.
Also, does anyone think Nikki Bella’s STF is much better than John Cena’s?
4. WORST – The Opening of RAW
RAW strangely opened with the four most unlikable people on the roster. Usually, you want somebody for the audience to cheer for once the fireworks hit but they gave us none of that. What we did get was Stephanie McMahon trying to hype the crowd up by being her usual annoying self, Roman Reigns being all like “ROMAN WANT BRAUN, GIVE ME BRAUN!” and then Tag Team Champions Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson coming out to defend Stephanie’s honor.
Also, why can’t Roman Reigns ever lose a match clean? According to Steph, Reigns is not at 100%. So why not make your Tag Champs look strong for once by defeating an “injured” Reigns?
4. BEST – Luke Harper’s Loss Is A Win
Luke Harper took on Randy Orton and yeah, we obviously knew he was going to lose but in that loss Harper managed to win the audience over. Other than his (pretty forgettable) Intercontinental title run a couple years ago, Luke Harper has never really been given that many opportunities to show the audience what he’s capable of. Now, with a real story and some real time in the ring, he has finally been given that opportunity and the fans are eating it up as they should.
3. WORST – New Day
I’ve said it before in my last post. The New Day needs to start doing something cool fast. These guys are still talking about ice cream. Why? Is WWE actually going to start marketing a New Day themed ice cream to buy at the grocery store? If they do, I will purposely never buy it, no matter how good it is!
Unless it’s peanut butter.