The Best and Worst Moments of WWE Raw – April 3

The Raw after Wrestlemania is always one that takes everything to the next level. Be it the crowd's amazing participation, or the returns and debuts, or fallout from the last night the show is something that garners attention.

In this write-up, I will rate each segment in a range between +5 to -5.

1. Roman Speech: +3

After the huge negative chants to Roman for 10 minutes, Roman just said "This is my yard now." and left. This segment felt overwhelming and somehow appropriate.

2. Hardy Boys vs The Club [WWE Raw Tag Team Titles]: +4

The sheer nostalgia of seeing the Twist of Fates and Swanton bombs as the Hardy Boys retained their title was a treat for the eyes and the mind.

 

 

3. Neville vs Mustafa Ali: +3

The high-flying offence of Mustafa Ali with Neville's utter disdain for the crowd, made this match good. Neville refused the crowd the Red Arrow they wanted to see and won the match with the Rings of Saturn instead.

4. Vince McMahon announcements: +5

Vince McMahon announced a draft for the next week, as well as a new General Manager. Kurt Angle turning out to be the new General Manager was the best part of the night.

5. Debut Match of Revival with New Day: -2

The Revival arrived on the main roster and immediately had a match with the New Day. Revival won their first match on the main roster, with a sudden win. Dash and Dawson put the whole roster on notice after the match by looking to snap Kofi's leg. The match itself however left a lot to be desired.

 

 

6. Six Woman Tag Team Match [Debut of Emma]: -3

Emma finally debuted in this match, but her first match in the main roster ended in a loss, as Charlotte tapped out to the Bank Statement. Charlotte may have bitten off more than she can chew after she attacked Nia after the match. The match was not one of the best.

7. Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman interrupted by Braun Strowman: +4

Paul Heyman is magic on the mike. Heyman finished off the Goldberg feud on the mike itself, and challenged Roman Reigns. Braun Strowman interrupted them, and this a possible feud that is being built.

8. Sheamus and Cesaro vs Enzo and Cass: -1

The match itself left a gaping hole, with Sheamus looking really out of it. Cesaro and Sheamus won the match and became the number 1 contender for the Hardy's tag team titles.

 

 

9. Jinder Mahal vs Sami Zayn: -3

Sami won his match against Jinder. It was an okay match, with Sami getting booked in random matches every week with no continuity.

10. Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe vs Seth Rollins and Finn Balor: +5

As Owens and Joe took out Chris Jericho earlier in the night, Rollins needed a new partner, and Kurt Angle found one for him. Finn Balor made his return to live competition last night.

Balor helped hit the Coup De Grace to pick up the win in the tag match for his team. Owens and Joe better look out as Balor and Rollins have set a target on their back.

The Raw was one of the best so far, with several debuts, returns, and amazing matches and announcements. It got a rating of +15 and had mostly amazing segments, with only a few weak matches holding it down.

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