RAW In A Nutshell: Beating In The Holidays

beating in the holidays

‘Twas the RAW before Christmas, and all in the ring, they’ll be beating in the holidays. That’s it, that is what I can give you!

OK, so it’s a lame line, but it’s MY line, so I will allow it. But seriously, it’s the final RAW before Christmas, or one of several other December holidays.

So….let’s get to beating in the holidays, shall we? There’s plenty of fall out to expect after Sunday’s TLC PPV.

We have a pair of new tag team champions, for one. We have a crispy Fiend, for another.

And, if you somehow missed it, Drew McIntyre is still your WWE Champion. Drew defeated AJ Styles and The Miz after Miz cashed in his briefcase (and failed).

Being the RAW before Christmas, this should be a less eventful show.But, maybe it won’t be?

In any case…it’s time to be beating in the holidays!

Let’s crack open this Nutshell!

Best Match of the night:

Honestly, nothing was really “great”. That said, if we had a bunch of “meh” matches, one has to be less “meh”, right?

If only for lack of more compelling options, I am going to go with our main event holiday street fight.

beating in the holidays

Considering it was a hard hitting PPV the night before, and things are winding down ahead of the holidays, it’s permissible to have an all-around mediocre evening.

Worst match of the night:

I’ll take Dana Brooke and Mandy Rose against Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax.

I couldn’t put my finger on it, but it was just a sloppy match.

Honorable mention this time probably goes to T-Bar and Ricochet.

Star of the Night

Just can’t give credit to a single Superstar this evening. I was not feeling any one performance as exceptional.

Spot of the Night:

For me, I feel like going with Omos catching Morrison…only to look at him, smile, turn and power bomb Morrison through the table.

Jobber of the Night:

Ricochet would be one option. Considering he is regularly beaten by Retribution now, one has to wonder how long before he joins the bad guys.

Drew Gulak and Gran Metalik would also be worthy choices here.

Upset of the Night:

None to worry about

Holy Sh** Moment of the Night:

Honestly, nothing really got me that shocked.

I mean, Alexa Bliss coming back and showing up on the swingset? That wasn’t too terrible.

Her jokes were corny, but she did seem to hint and a revitalized Fiend returning soon.

No surprise there, but I guess it’s what we get.

Botch of the night:

Riddle can be a big star…and WWE just extended him, so they think he can be big too.

Tonight, however, his promo left a lot to be desired.

LOL Moment of the night:

Not much here, but I would go with The Hurt Business attacking the plant, ripping his New Day shirt off of him and giving him a Hurt Business one.

Noteworthy Moment:

In a couple weeks, WWE is holding a Legends Night. That’s noteworthy, in and of itself.

What really surprised me? Hulk Hogan being advertised for it.

Overall lowlights:

Too many things on this show just felt lackluster. That’s my gripe.

Overall highlights:

Maybe I am just cynical tonight…but not much lands as a highlight.

I will say this: I look forward to where WWE is going to go with a few of it’s feuds.

Sheamus and Keith Lee could be a very hard hitting affair.

It will be interesting to see about AJ Styles, The Miz and Morrison too. I can’t imagine Omos putting Morrison through a table will go quietly.

After the final bell:

In the grand scheme, I cannot judge this one too harshly. TLC was a hard hitting show, and the final one of 2020.

We are just a few days before Christmas, and you sense the Superstars and crew are ready for a break.

It was not a terrible RAW, just not a great one. All shows can’t be exceptional, however.

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