10th Jul2024

‘WWE Raw’ Review (Jul 8th 2024)

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 on this week’s show!

Match #1: Jey Uso def. Chad Gable

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Broken, beat and scarred from the hellacious Money in the Bank Ladder Match, Jey Uso and Chad Gable went toe-to-toe, still giving everything they had. Just as Gable was about to lock in an Ankle Lock, the lights went out, indicating the arrival of The Wyatt Sicks. This distracted Gable long enough for Uso to hit a Spear to win the match. After the bout, Gable ran away as a Wyatt Sicks member handed another mysterious package to the commentary desk.

My Score: 2 out of 5

Match #2: Bronson Reed def. Pete Dunne

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Bronson Reed and Pete Dunne clattered each other in a show-stopping collision. Dunne used his joint manipulation tactics, almost breaking the fingers of The Aus-Zilla. As Reed climbed the to the top rope, Dunne intercepted him, locking on some more joint manipulation. Reed brushed off Dunne’s attack, sending Dunne to the mat, where Reed capitalized with the Tsunami to win the match. After the match, Reed looked to hit another Tsunami but was thwarted by Sheamus. Despite the save, Dunne wanted no part of The Celtic Warrior.

My Score: 2 out of 5

Match #3: The Judgment Day def. Braun Strowman & Awesome Truth

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As Awesome Truth were making their entrance, The Judgment Day attacked them before Strowman came down to wreck shop. With Strowman backing them up, The Miz and R-Truth hit double Attitude Adjustments on their adversaries. When Strowman tagged in, he chokeslammed Bálor into oblivion until the rest of Judgment Day broke up the count. Strowman and R-Truth then combined for a two-person Strowman Express, mowing down everyone in their path. McDonagh fled from Strowman, allowing The Prince to ambush Truth from behind. Bálor followed up with the Coup de Grace to win the match.

My Score: 2 out of 5

Match #4: Ilja Dragunov def. Bron Breakker (DQ)

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Ilja Dragunov and Bron Breakker renewed their epic rivalry, as they looked to batter each other. Breakker delivered an onslaught to The Mad Dragon, hitting gorilla press powerslams and spinebusters to debilitate Dragunov. Dragunov showcased his brutality, lifting Breakker from the top rope to hit a powerbomb and following up with a senton for a two-count. Breakker looked to capitulate Dragunov with his running Spear outside the ring, but The Mad Dragon intercepted him with a knee. As Dragunov readied for a follow-up attack, Breakker threw a desk chair at Dragunov, ending the match in disqualification. After the match, Sami Zayn made the save for Dragunov, but Breakker sent Zayn and Dragunov flying over the announce table.

My Score: 3 out of 5

Match #5: Damage CTRL def. Lyra Valkyria, Katana Chance & Kayden Carter

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Damage CTRL looked to take back control as they battled Lyra Valkyria, Katana Chance and Kayden Carter. Valkyria, Chance and Carter landed a huge triple suplex on Damage CTRL. After hitting the Keg Stand, Valkyria’s team looked to wrap up the win, but IYO SKY flew out of nowhere to break up the pinfall before hitting the Over the Moonsault on Carter to win the match. After the bout, Sonya Deville, Shayna Baszler and Zoey Stark assaulted everyone in sight.

My Score: 2 out of 5

Match #6: “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio & Liv Morgan def. Rey Mysterio & Zelina Vega

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“Dirty” Dominik Mysterio had the task of teaming with Women’s World Champion Liv Morgan against his father Rey Mysterio and Zelina Vega. Morgan played defense for Dirty Dom, shoving him out of the way as Vega hit a huge dive onto Morgan. Morgan’s sacrifice ended in vain, however, as Rey hit his son with a seated senton. Dominik tried to rip off his father’s mask, but The Master of the 619 evaded the humiliating act. Vega lit up Morgan with impressive hurricanranas and a Meteora that nearly spelled doom for the Women’s World Champion. Dominik tried to go for the Three Amigos, but Rey and Vega combined for a double 619 on Dirty Dom. Just as Rey had the match won, Morgan came in for the save at the last second. Vega hit her own 619 on Morgan, but Morgan bounced back and enabled Dominik to hit a frog splash as Dirty Dom defeated his father for the first time.

My Score: 3 out of 5

News of the Night:

  1. Rhea Ripley made her return to Raw at the close of the main event.

Final Verdict: 2.5/5

Oof, this was a poor episode of Raw, one that had average matches, with zero excitement to them; but a show that was saved by the Punk/Rollins promo, the Uncle Howdy video and the return of Mami. All stuff you can watch online right now rather than sit through these three hours of dullness.

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