Raw review: July 4, 2021
Kevin Patrick is on commentary tonight that’s dope. I love Kevin Patrick! Bobby Lashley started the show with a promo..? The crowd was all for Bobby Lashley. Like dayum. Ok so he started the promo with “I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time.” What have you been waiting for Bobby? You have been United States Champion before… I don’t know why they have him come out and do promos man, I like Bobby but splitting him from MVP was bad. Bobby is showing a little improvement though. Theory interrupted because of course, and this sets up Lashley vs Theory 2.
The first match of the show was the hometown Mysterios vs the Judgement day. This was a fun match and had a great finish. It protected the Judgement day and gave the Mysterios an amazing moment and a hometown victory than benefits the story. Last but no least it payed tribute to Eddie Guerrero. Dominik threw a chair on the ground and stole the victory from the Judgement day.
Next was a backstage promo with the Mix. I love him forever and always. Watch this promo it was such a Miz answer I can’t stand it. I’d prefer if Miz was the baby face.
Next was a backstage promo with the street profits at a party they threw for Independence Day. They was interrupted by Alpha Academy and Chad Gable should be United States Champion.
Liv Morgan was next and This was a great promo. Liv is adorable and she was my pick to win the ladder match. Great promo I’m excited to see her title reign. This was interrupted by Natalya then Carmella who jumped Liv and Bianca made the save setting up a tag match.
Fun match, Liv got the pin on Natalya.
Winners: Liv Morgan and Bianca Belair
Next was another segment from the Profits party with Ezekiel this time and he told a great story about him and his brothers. He sprayed ketchup on Seth Rollins shirt setting up a match on raw.
How was the match? It was a good tv match. Ezekiel is improving in the ring and Rollins is the absolute best. Obviously Seth won but that wasn’t the point of this match. I like that Ezekiel doesn’t need to win to stay over WWE needs more guys like that. Rollins went to attack Ezekiel after the match but Riddle hit an RKO outta nowhere.
Winner: Seth Rollins
Backstage was the hot dog eating contest and was won by Akira Tozawa which was actually a pretty funny punchline. This was a funny segment that added a little extra something to the match with Otis getting a stomach ache.
The 3 v 3 was next and the match was obviously good. Bobby Lashley pinned Chad Gable with the spear. I would’ve preferred he pinned Otis because he threw up after anyway so like that would make sense with the hotdogs + Spear= Chunks. But maybe I’m bias because I’m team Gable.
Winners: Lashley and the Street Profits
The funniest video package for Roman vs Brock was next because they called the Lesnar rematch the “inevitable ending” and for some reason that made me laugh. It was a great package though, you should watch it. I’m ok with ONE more, because it makes kayfabe sense. Why wouldn’t Brock Lesnar want his rematch that all champions are entitled to when they lose?
Last was the main event, Asuka vs Becky Lynch in a no holds barred match. Asuka came out in a Jason mask and I absolutely love that. I don’t want to list the spots in this match but it has its share and It’s worth watching. The crowd was quiet through parts of this match which is understandable because RAW is 3 hours…but my fav route spot was the drop kick to the trash can over Becky’s head. Corey Graves pissed me off by screwing up a Sesame Street reference but nit picks and a tired crowd aside this was a good main event but I would’ve preferred Asuka to win to further the “Becky’s gone crazy” storyline but it’s not a big enough difference to bother me. Hopefully these two can move on from each-other now.
Winner: Becky Lynch
I really enjoyed this weeks Raw, was it perfect? No. Do I expect perfect from wwe? Haha No. But for RAW this was a above average episode. This weeks show gets 🖕🏽🖕🏽🖕🏽🖕🏽
*I am going out of town Thursday so I will not be doing Rampage this week but I will be reviewing Dynamite tonight!