In just a few short days, the Superstars of Raw are set to battle it out at Clash of Champions. We've got five titles on the line in what is sure to be must-see action, yet for some reason or another, fans don't seem to care. Monday Night Raw received a new record low in the ratings and SmackDown wasn't too far behind.
This week, we were treated to a steel cage, an Intercontinental title match, and a proper showcase of the new Cruiserweight division on Monday nights. So were the ratings well deserved? Lets find out as we bring you the 5 best and worst moments this week in WWE.
This week, Mick Foley gave Roman Reigns a rematch against Kevin Owens. This time, it would be in a steel cage to prevent any outside interference like last week. Confusing how last week if Roman won, he would get a shot at the WWE Universal Championship. This week, if Roman won, he would get bragging rights? What's the point? Where are the stakes?
Instead of trying to score a win against Nikki Bella in her Tag Team match on SmackDown, Carmella broke up partner Natalya's sharpshooter just so she could beat up on Nikki herself. The nonsense wound up costing her and the Queen of Harts the match.
The two other women of SmackDown opened up the show in the first ever contract signing for the Smackdown Women's Championship.
The Cruiserweight Division has finally arrived to Monday Nights.
As you can see from our list this week, even though Raw should have been the better show as its headed into its first major PPV of the season, SmackDown was miles ahead in quality. If it weren't for the showcase of the Cruiserweights, Raw would have been pretty forgettable. Brian Kendrick, Cedric Alexander, Rich Swann, and Gran Metalik battled it out in a Fatal 4 Way to determine who would face Cruiserweight Champion T.J. Perkins this Sunday at Clash of Champions. You would think the Steel Cage main event would steal the show but that wasn't the case.
Braun Strowman continued to dominate on Raw in his second match with Sin Cara. I'm all for Strowman going over, but did Sin Cara really have to lose the match to a powerslam? It wasn't even the man's finisher. Or is it going to be his new finisher?
SmackDown had some big matches going for it this week.
John Cena and Dean Ambrose would main event the show, but a distraction from AJ Styles prevented it from stealing the show. The show stealer of the night goes to The Miz's Intercontinental title defence against Dolph Ziggler.
After near fall after near fall, Miz sneaked in an attack with the pepper spray (or perfume?) his wife Maryse left in the ring, stealing the win once again in this fantastic Intercontinental Championship match that mirrored the quality of their match a few weeks prior at Backlash. Although Dolph Ziggler may not benefit from these consecutive losses, WWE has managed to bring back the prestige of the Intercontinental Championship and rightfully so.
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