WWE Raw Recap, Grades & Opinion: June 3, 2019

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Raw Recap: June 3, 2019

A.K.A. The One With Devil McMahon On The FireFly Funhouse

It’s the final Raw before Super ShowDown takes place in Jeddah, and the card is pretty much set. The Bloodline of Roman Reigns and the Usos will team up to face Drew McIntyre and the Revival. Brock Lesnar will supposedly cash-in his Money in the Bank contract on Seth Rollins tonight. Also, the Undertaker is scheduled to appear. GONG! Let’s do this thing.

Results:

  • Drew McIntyre & The Revival def. Roman Reigns & The Usos
  • Lacey Evans def. Charlotte by disqualification when Becky Lynch interfered
  • Braun Strowman def. Bobby Lashley in an arm wrestling match
  • Nikki Cross def. Peyton Royce
  • Ricochet def. Cesaro

Match of the Night: Ricochet def. Cesaro via pinfall with a rollup

If you put these two in a ring, they will have an excellent match. This week was no different, with them learning counters to each other’s offense due to familiarity. Ricochet picked up the win and may be moving onto bigger things, but a gimmick match against Cesaro isn’t out of the question. The post-match 24/7 Championship shenanigans were fantastic, with Cesaro pulling a table out from under the ring with R-Truth on it. What a wacky guy!


Three Thoughts:

A Total Brock

WWE advertising something and then not following through is not uncommon. On Raw, it was saying that Brock Lesnar would cash-in his Money in the Bank contract on Seth Rollins. Instead of actually cashing in, Lesnar just beat Rollins mercilessly after Baron Corbin attacked him. Lesnar could have easily pinned Rollins, yet chose not to and instead will do it Friday? While it makes sense for WWE to plug Super ShowDown on Friday, it doesn’t make logical sense. These are the types of gaps in knowledge that frustrate WWE viewers.

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Alexa, What’s Your Plan?

The new partnership of Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross has tons of promise. Cross is invested in their friendship since she hasn’t had many friends before. Bliss seems to genuinely like Cross, and is leaning into face territory. Is this setting up a tag team title challenge for the unlikely duo? Or is Bliss simply using the naivety of Cross for her own gain. As of now it’s still wide open, which makes it fun to hypothesize. Plus, the Bliss coffee segment was actually good physical comedy from WWE.

Simplicity of Joe:

WWE has done a great job on presenting Samoa Joe consistently through his run. Rey Mysterio came out to relinquish the United States Championship to him, and Joe was still a jerk. He made sure Mysterio knew he didn’t beat him properly at Money in the Bank. Mysterio was willing to let him take the title and walk, but Joe still had to choke him out. Samoa Joe is one of the biggest untapped resources at WWE’s disposal. Hopefully the second part of his run with the title will yield more destruction.

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Grade: C

The show was all about setting up Super ShowDown, and it did that. Triple H and Orton had a good little promo, and the Undertaker promo was a nostalgia pop. The Shane-Reigns stuff feels very played out at this point and is hopefully done after Friday. Brock Lesnar’s appearance didn’t make a ton of sense, but people will tune in to see him cash in on Friday. Some midcard stories are really teeming with potential, like Bliss-Cross, Samoa Joe as US Champion, and the 24/7 Title, but the main storylines are dragging things down.

One More Thing:

Justin Labar has summed up the Wild Card Rule in one wild tweet:

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