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Match From July 3 RAW Impressed

Overall, the show was a strong one, but one match from July 3 RAW impressed over all others.

Match From July 3 RAW Impressed
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Overall, the show was a strong one, but one match from July 3 RAW impressed over all others.

Well, maybe not all others…but it absolutely stood out to leadership, and it might not be a match you’d guess.

Reflecting on RAW, there were plenty of things to like about it, both matches and segments.

Looking back on it, I might have to say that the Shayna Baszler promo was my favorite…but that’s always a moving target.

And it is not what we have in mind here.

So then…what

Match From July 3 RAW Impressed

While much of the women’s tag team turmoil match was easy to dislike or forget, there was a women’s match that was sneaky good on RAW.

Indeed, the match from July 3 RAW impressed.

Match From July 3 RAW Impressed
source: @crispywrestle, twitter, screenshot

Admittedly, watching it live, I didn’t give it enough credit.

Per Fightful, that women’s title match between Rhea Ripley and Natalya was very well received.

In hindsight, I’d argue that such a match probably deserved a better spot.

Some things that stood out, versus some other women’s matches?

For one, it was hard to miss Rhea once again busted open the hard way during a match.

Another? Lots of very stiff shots.

The two worked what came off as a very physical, almost old school type of match.

Per the report, both Superstars took a beating in the match, but afterwards remarked that they enjoyed the combat.

And, as important if not more so…those in charge felt it went exceptionally well.

This has been a very good run for Rhea this time around. As for Natalya, she won’t go down with as many accolades or as much attention as numerous other women who she’s worked with…but…

Match From July 3 RAW Impressed
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She’s a lock for the Hall when her time comes, and she’s one of the best in the women’s division.

And…she’s been that good since before there even was a women’s division.

It’s good that they enjoyed it, it’s even better that management liked it, and hopefully it’s a sign of things to come.

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