WWE Raw May 27 2019: Hits and Misses from Monday Night Raw. Here’s a look at all the segments from tonight’s show that we either liked a lot or didn’t like at all.
The BrockParty and the Party Pisser (Hit)
The 2019 Memorial Day edition of WWE RAW May 27 2019 opened with a video tribute to the fallen soldiers. Kofi then entered the ring and addressed the beatdown he received at the hands of Dolph Ziggler last week. The champ promised that he would take care of Ziggler on a later date but tonight he was there for Brock Lesnar. He announced that he wanted to be the best and to do that, he needs to defeat Lesnar.
Rollins joined the WWE Champion in the middle of the ring and told him that he liked where his head was. He claimed that he was better than Lesnar and called the Beast out. The Beast in the Bank then came out to an 80’s style Hip Hop music and danced to the ring. Lesnar was the star of the segment and watching him have fun with the briefcase was truly entertaining. It’s nice to see him showing some personality.
Seth walked out in disgust after Brock got under his skin with his dancing. Heyman berated the Universal Champion by saying “that’s just like Rollins to pee on everyone’s parade.” The Advocate said they were going to announce Lesnar’s decision but Rollins ruined the Brock-party. Him and Lesnar leave with the briefcase still in-hand.
This was a great way to open the show and who would have thought that Brock woube be the most entertaining in a ring with Kofi, Seth and Heyman.
It should’ve been me! But this time on Raw (Miss)
As Kofi watched Lesnar leave he was ambushed by Dolph Ziggler who hit him with a Zig Zag on the apron. Ziggler went for a steel chair shot but Xavier Woods ran out for the save and attacked Ziggler.
The officials help Kofi to the back but Ziggler attacked him once again. Woods made the save again but was launched into the barrier. Woods tries to fight back but Ziggler came out standing tall by the end of their brawl. He wrapped the chair around Woods’ head like he did to Kofi last week but Kofi came back with a chair to make the save. Ziggler retreated but came back out to the stage with a mic.
Dolph said that Kofi had been wasting his time on Brock Lesnar’s cash in, when he should’ve worried about Ziggler. Ziggler told Kofi to celebrate like he’s never celebrated for the next 11 days, because he is the best WWE Champion that Ziggler can remember. And at WWE Super Showdown he will dethrone him because every time he sees the WWE Title on Kofi, it reminds him that it should’ve been him.
There was no reason for this segment to be on Raw. It could have easily been on SmackDown because this was merely a rehash of last Tuesday, with minor tweaks of course. The amount of advertisement breaks this segment had was also horrible and took away from what was going on T.V.
The Memorial Day Brawl Party (Hit)
This segment was divided into a few parts that aired at different times in the show as part of a running storyline. The Uso’s hosted a Block Party outside the Arena in a tent. The party was attended by every Mid Carder. Except the Revival because Feud. Drake Maverick was seen hilariously looking for R-Truth.
Later in the night, Naomi joins the Block Party. She shares a nervous moment with Tamina but the duo then laugh it off. The Revivals make an appearance and thank the Uso’s for the invitation. The Uso’s said that they didn’t send them any invitation but Naomi revealed that she invited them to help them squash their beef.
The two teams were later seen playing a very competitive game of Cornhole. The Revival start to cheat and a they start arguing. R-Truth, who managed to save his 24/7 title from wrestlers hunting him, shows up at the Party. Chaos ensues and a big brawl breaks out. Truth manages to escape as some wrestlers chase him.
This was fun. Not the best use of your talent but it was reminiscent of the fun backstage segments we used to have back in the Attitude Era and Ruthless Aggression Era. Besides what is a Memorial Day episode without your mid card brawling by the end of the Block Party.
More SmackDown Stars on Raw! (Miss)
This was a pretty forgetful segment. Shane walked out to the ring with Drew McIntyre by his side. He talked about the feud between the McMahons and the Samoans, and how it goes back to respect. Shane said that respect was ingrained into him at an early age, but it wasn’t for Roman Reigns, which explained why he could strike Vince McMahon. He went on about the Samoans, naming everyone from Peter Maivia to The Rock to The Wild Samoans and others. He announced that he was there to represent the McMahon family and was ready to fight.
Indie star Lance Anoa’I, the son of Samu, walked out. Shane walked out of the rings and taunted him from the outside. McIntyre proceeded to destroy Lance and then threw him back in the ring.
Shane worked over a beat-up Lance but the Samoan managed to make a comeback. He nailed a big dropkick and then attempted a superkick but Shane caught it and delivered an elbow to the jaw. Shane applied a Triangle submission and Lance tapped out.
After the Match Shane continued to beat up Lance while mocking the Samoan family. Roman walked out for the save. He fended off both Shane and Drew who retreated to the back.
Like Kofi and Ziggler, why was this not saved for SmackDown? Barring Corbin everyone here was from SmackDown. Now that Shane’s feud with The Miz is over, what reason does Shane have to show up at Raw anymore?
I have a whole year! (Hit)
Heyman and Lesnar walked out once again. Heyman informed the crowd that Lesnar requested the referee to be out there. He announced the audience that Lesnar was ready to announce who he would cash in his contract on.
Set Rollins walked out and trashed Lesnar for making a mockery of the title that he worked very hard for. He told Lesnar that he used to be the most feared man in combat sports but now he was nothing but a coward. He taunted Lesnar to prove him wrong by cashing in.
Heyman began reading out the contract. Lesnar snatched it from him and smacked Heyman with the contract when he realised that the contract lasted a year. He took the mic and said he had a whole year and wondered why he had to make a decision now. Lesnar told Rollins to screw himself and left the ring laughing.
Brock Lesnar was the best thing of the night. His expressions and personality were exciting and entertaining. It was hilarious to see him swat Heyman like that. However, now that he knows the contract is good for a year, don’t expect to see him all that often in WWE anymore. Still a good segment though.
Becky Lynch and Nikki Cross Vs The IIconics (Miss)
A rematch from last week that no one asked for. Nikki Cross did well. Not a lot of shining moments in this match. Becky dropped Peyton Royce with The Man Slam for the pin to win.
After the match, Lacey Evans came walking down the ramp. She turned right around at the bottom of the ramp and walked back up to the back.
Stop making your tag team champions lose all the time before they and the belts reach a point of no return!
Cesaro Vs Ricochet (Super Hit)
Without a doubt the match of the night. This is the second time the two have faced each other in as many weeks. They have undeniable chemistry and should now be let loose with a storyline to boot.
Just like last week this was a battle of Ricochet’s agility against Cesaro’s strength. The match ended with a very creative finish. Cesaro rans into a big boot but it threw Ricochet out of the ring instead. Ricochet ran back for a counter of his own with a hurricanrana takedown from the apron. Cesaro stayed down for the pin and Ricochet avenged his loss last week.
Future of the United States Championship (Miss)
The WWE played a clip of the controversial finish from Money in the Bank. Michael Cole then announced that Rey would be there to relinquish the title next week due to a separated shoulder. Samoa Joe came out to say exactly what he said last week.
Completely avoidable and a waste of time. Could’ve just announced it on Twitter or on their website and give Joe a day off.
Fatal Four Way Elimination match (Miss)
The WWE had earlier announced that AJ Styles, Bobby Lashley, The Miz and Braun Strowman were going to participate in a fatal four-way to decide Rollins’ opponent at Super Showdown. However, AJ Styles announced that he was injured and was replaced by Baron Corbin. Corbin and AJ had a backstage segment where Corbin beat up Styles earlier in the night.
Lashley and Corbin teamed up to get an advantage over their opponents. The due went for a double superplex on the Miz but Strowman ran in and sent all three opponents to the mat at once.
Lashley and Strowman took their fight to the backstage area. Back in the ring, Corbin hit the Miz for the pin. Corbin will now face Seth Rollins for the Universal Championship at WWE Super ShowDown in Jeddah.
Massive down for the WWE ignoring its own rules. This was an elimination match that wasn’t. First of all, everyone knew that Bobby and Braun weren’t winning because they are set to face each other at WWE Super ShowDown. With the Miz a face now, Corbin’s victory was as clear as crystal. The better finish would have been Corbin and Strowman as the last two competitors. Lashley could have interfered and caused Strowman to lose. This way at least Lashley and Strowman would have some heat going into Super ShowDown.
Meet Fiend, Our Protector (Hit)
Bray Wyatt asked if we liked his recent secret and called his alter ego “The Fiend”. He informed the audience that he was here to protect us. Wyatt then accused Abby the Witch of being a bully. Abby then complained about never being able to rest and being stuck in a limbo. Wyatt then started playing a game of limbo with two kids holding the stick. He crawled under the stick a couple of times before asking his fireflies to let him in.
This was interesting and Abby’s choice of words raise a few questions. Are they all a figment of Bray’s imagination caught in a limbo in his mind? We don’t know. All we know is that these are great.
The Electric Chair (Miss)
Corey Graves introduced a new segment. Fans could ask the stars anything, no matter how controversial, no question was off limits. Sami Zayn was the first guest on the show. Questions came from fans that were either actors or super casual fans who had nothing worthy to ask. Zayn tried his best to make this work, even dropping Seth Rollins and Lynch’s relationship and AEW name calling, but it all came as a little try hard.
The Main Event (Miss)
Individually, Rollins and Zayn are amazing wrestlers. Together it didn’t really show. There was no reason for the two to wrestle. It was a decent match with not a lot to talk about. Seth won with the curb stomp. The show closed with Rollins standing tall.
This was a disappointing episode of Monday Night Raw. All the segments involving Brock were gold. Bray Wyatt was amazing as well and Ricochet and Cesaro stole the show. Apart from them, the rest of the show was a very bad rehash of last week. The fact that there were too many ad breaks just made matters worse. Make the matches mean something and storylines have to lead to something. Otherwise this is just bad and pointless television.
Here are the Results of WWE Raw May 27 2019:
- Shane McMahon Beats Lance Anoa’I
- Becky Lynch and Nikki Cross Defeat The IIconics
- Ricochet Beats Cesaro
- Baron Corbin wins a fatal four-way against The Miz, Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley to become the no.1 contender for the Universal Championship
- Seth Rollins defeats Sami Zayn
See you next week with another Raw: Hits and Misses