02nd Jun2020

WWE Raw – June 1st 2020: Results & Review

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s Monday Night Raw review, right here on Nerdly. Like The Moody Blues always say: “It’s ass-whooping time!”

Match #1: Aleister Black def. Seth Rollins

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When Seth Rollins’ disciples Murphy & Austin Theory got a little too close to the action, Humberto Carrillo arrived with a steel chair to even the odds. With the playing field slightly leveled, Aleister Black rolled up The Monday Night Messiah and claimed victory. However, Rollins unleashed Murphy & Theory on Black and Carrillo after the bell, then Stomped both Superstars into the canvas.

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – I liked this slow, yet strong match. There’s plenty of smart wrestling action here, with less flash and more flesh. This is a long match that gives you a lot of slack to hang on to from bell to bell. Black is great in the lengthy matches, because his offensive style gets exceedingly more precise the longer he goes in that ring. Hey, this Arnolded my Schwarzenegger.

Match #2: Apollo Crews vs. Kevin Owens – WWE United States Championship Match (No Contest)

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Newly crowned United States Champion Apollo Crews made a bold choice in selecting Kevin Owens as his first challenger. However, before a winner could be decided in this thrilling bout, Andrade and Angel Garza rushed the ring, attacking both men and setting the stage for an impromptu tag team battle.

My Opinion: 3.3 out of 5 – This got shafted on the time, but the action was good and both guys meshed well.

Match #3: Apollo Crews & Kevin Owens def. Andrade & Angel Garza

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Andrade and Garza set out to dominate their opponents, who were most definitely worn down after a grueling battle. The Lethal Lothario once again targeted KO’s injured knee, but that wasn’t enough to turn the tides, as Crews pinned Andrade after a thunderous Toss Powerbomb to pick up the win.

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – Way too short, but the match had some nice moves and plenty of energy to make it a hot ball of fire.

Match #4: Billie Kay def. Nikki Cross

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After a heated confrontation backstage made its way to the ring, a feisty Nikki Cross brought the fight to Billie Kay, but she was stopped in her tracks by her foe, who slammed Cross to the canvas for the three-count.

My Opinion: 2.6 out of 5 – There was a lot of gas in this tank, but the truck weren’t goin’ nowhere, even with the foot hittin’ the pedal to the metal.

Match #5: R-Truth def. Rob Gronkowski – 24/7 Championship Match

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Rob Gronkowski was preparing to create the next viral TikTok dance at his home in Foxborough, Mass. earlier today. However, his plans took a turn for the worse when R-Truth, disguised as a landscaper, rolled him up for a pin to reclaim the 24/7 Championship!

My Opinion: 0 out of 5 – Duh…the hat goes on the head! No wrestling and the football man made this a buncha bull-shit.

Match #6: Nia Jax def. Kairi Sane

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Nia Jax said she was going to show the WWE Universe a fraction of what she had in store for Asuka at WWE Backlash in this battle against The Empress of Tomorrow’s tag team partner, Kairi Sane. That’s a terrifying prospect, as she ruthlessly hurled her into the steel ring steps, then crushed her with a leg drop to get the victory.

My Opinion: 2.3 out of 5 – Nia is a Jax-Ass! Ha! I just thought of that fantastic joke. I am so great! I am so great! I am so great! Do you know what was not so great? …this match. Sane deserves better. I feel bad for saying that, but Jax’s damn near killed half of the women’s division with her lazy wrestling.

Match #7: Charlotte Flair def. Asuka (Count-Out)

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The Empress of Tomorrow and The Queen renewed their epic rivalry on Raw, and it looked to be another exciting chapter in a Champion vs. Champion Match. However, Nia Jax took it upon herself to mock Asuka, causing the Raw Women’s Champion to get herself counted out. The Irresistible Force then bulldozed over Asuka and exited.

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – This ran a bit too short for one so good, but my grandfather just put me in a home. AHHHH!!!!!! Help me Asuka! Help me, you who made the talented yet dull Charlotte look great in a fabulous match filled with great action.

Match #8: (Main Event) Drew McIntyre def. MVP

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Drew McIntyre was laser-focused and clobbered MVP with a Claymore to get the win.

My Opinion: 2.7 out of 5 – This was a bit disappointing, but MVP is looking spryer with every match and Drew was as confident as ever. The action was quick and simple, with Drew dominating ol’ MVP like Mojo on Frankie. Overall, this was not the best main event, but it was the right idea for who should be in a main event.

News Of The Night:

  1. The Viking Raiders and The Street Profits bowled…f—— stupid shit.
  2. Lana and MVP are fighting over who will mooch off of Bobby Lashley the best.
  3. Seth Rollins held the retirement ceremony for Rey Mysterio, which was just Seth claiming that Rey was a sacrifice.
  4. Rey Mysterio promised to get revenge on Seth Rollins (Dominik Mysterio swore vengeance as well).
  5. Randy Orton cut another quiet promo to screw with Edge.

Final Verdict: 2.8/5

Two excellent matches could not save a lame show, but at least we saw multiple people get a chance to show their worth.


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