30th Nov2022

‘WWE Raw’ Review (Nov 28th 2022)

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to this review of this past Monday’s episode of WWE Raw, right here on Nerdly… Let’s see what went down this week!

Match #1: Rhea Ripley vs. Mia Yim (No-Contest)

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With both Superstars still battered and bruised from their explosives WarGames Match two days earlier at Survivor Series, Rhea Ripley of The Judgment Day and Mia Yim battled. Before a winner could be determined, however, interference from Dominik Mysterio drew the ire of AJ Styles and, with it, an early end to the match. Within moments, an all-out brawl between Judgment Day and The O.C. erupted and set the stage for an impromptu Eight-Person Tag Team Match between the factions to settle things once-and-for-all.

My Score: 3 out of 5

Match #2: The Judgment Day def. The O.C

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In an impromptu Eight-Person Tag Team Match between The O.C. and The Judgment Day, Finn Bálor, Damian Priest, Dominik Mysterio and Rhea Ripley overcame AJ Styles, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson and Mia Yim when The Eradicator took advantage of the chaos between the factions to execute Riptide on Yim for the three-count.

My Score: 4 out of 5

Match #3: The Street Profits def. Alpha Academy

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The Street Profits made an explosive return to Monday Night Raw by scoring a huge win over Otis & Chad Gable on the back on Montez Ford’s gravity-defying Frog Splash off the top rope.

My Score: 3 out of 5

Match #4: Anything Goes Match – Dexter Lumis def. The Miz

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In a brutal and somewhat bizarre Anything Goes Match incorporating everything from tables to flying turnbuckles to metal vice grips to TV flat screens, Dexter Lumis made The Miz tap out to finally secure for a WWE contract.

My Score: 1 out of 5

Match #5: Candice LeRae def. Dakota Kai

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Candice LeRae returned to Raw looking for payback against Dakota Kai after Damage CTRL attacked her several weeks ago. In the final moments, The Poison Pixie hit a devastating neckbreaker off the ropes to score the victory over her gutsy Damage CTRL adversary.

My Score: 3 out of 5

Match #6: Kevin Owens def. Jey Uso

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In the wake of an explosive WarGames Match at Survivor Series, Kevin Owens went to war with “Main Event” Jey Uso in an absolute slugfest. With The Bloodline interfering and the dangerous Uso bringing everything he had, the ultra-resilient Prizefighter still powered through and emerged triumphant with the Stunner.

My Score: 3.5 out of 5

Final Verdict: 4/5

Well THAT was a step-up! Raw really had to be something special to follow up the fantastic Survivor Series pay-per-view. Of course, it could’ve just been a mid show but no, Triple H and co. pulled of a show that had good promos and even better wrestling. And you have to LOVE that 8-person tag match and Mia Yim kicking the daylights out of Finn Balor! Good to see the Street Profits back in action – and at such a top level too, it’s hard to see there have been any injury issues for the team. The only black mark in an otherwise excellent show was the terrible Lumiz/Miz match and the ensuing fallout… I get it, the Miz is a promo man (still after all these years) but you’d think they’d allow him to actually do some decent wrestling sometimes.


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