RAW In A Nutshell: Superstars Seek WrestleMania Matches

It's going to be a good RAW in a Nutshell, and this weeks' theme is simple...we have Superstars seeking WrestleMania matches.

Superstars Seek WrestleMania Matches
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It’s going to be a good RAW in a Nutshell, and this weeks’ theme is simple…we have Superstars seeking WrestleMania matches.

With Elimination Chamber over and out, we know a couple more WrestleMania matches.

We also saw a few more teased, hinted at or otherwise possibly set up. But, for the big two night show…we have a lot of the dance card left to fill out.

And now, with no more premium live events in our way…we have loads of Superstars looking to find something to do.

Throwing out some examples…

GUNTHER stands tall with a historic title reign…and no challenger for Philadelphia.

The tag titles, both men’s and women’s, have no defenses locked in.

Superstars Seek WrestleMania Matches
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You get the idea. With just about six weeks to go, there is some time…but there is not a lot of time.

So, with that said, let’s get into…

RAW In A Nutshell: Superstars Seek WrestleMania Matches

It’s time to crack this one open and get going!

Best Match of the night:

Shinsuke Nakamura and Sami Zayn have had bangers since the first match for Nakamura in NXT.

Superstars Seek WrestleMania Matches
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Tonight was no different.

Cody and Grayson was nice…but not nearly as good.

Worst match of the night:

Raquel and Chelsea, just because it was over so fast.

Superstars Seek WrestleMania Matches
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Crowd Chants of the Night:

No specific chants outside of the usual, but it was a hot crowd.

Star of the Night

Cody, Sami, Drew…I mean, all the stars you expect to be stars were just that.

Spot of the Night:

Can I just claim the street fight?

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Because…that is what I am going to do.

Jobber of the Night:

As much as we love her…Chelsea Green gets it.

She complained about Raquel not belonging in the battle royal…but…it got her squashed.

But then we had Cody destroy Heyman’s suspended NYPD goons…so I think they win? The one guy brutally ate the chair thrown at his face…

Upset of the Night:

None tonight.

Holy Sh** Moment of the Night:

GUNTHER listed all of the top options to challenge him-Sami Zayn, Jey Uso, Chad Gable, R-Truth (who got a big pop). But did you think Judgement Day would come out?

Now, we know they want to challenge for the title…but who from the group could it be?

Based on the backstage segment following the confrontation, it surely seems like it would be Dirty Dom.

I’ve seen folks suggesting a ladder match for the United States title because Logan Paul. But, with so many top talents for the Intercontinental Championship…why not both?

Heyman came down and Cody was not having any of it. He was on point, and I truly do think that somehow, this gets us to Cody-Rock night one, Cody-Roman night two.

Botch of the night:

Priest stumbled a bit on the mic addressing Gunther.

LOL Moment of the night:

Chelsea Green drew a line in the sand, in the ring, and it did not much matter.

Noteworthy Moment:

Considering both Superstars are injured or recovering, having Drew and Seth trade verbal shots was a smart move.

And, all things considered, a solid segment. The crazy thing is, Drew does so many heel things, but then his promo wasn’t entirely and totally heel.

Like, sometimes he pulls you back in. Complex character work, and I am here for it.

Becky got her groove back…I think. She didn’t seem as “on” talking with Rhea…but came back out and attacked Nia Jax.

But just as things seemed turning in her favor, she angered Liv Morgan, who was in the match she interrupted.

Overall lowlights:

Honestly…not sure I could complain about anything.

Overall highlights:

Next week we get Nia Jax and Becky Lynch, and I feel like we will have some Liv Morgan too.

Drew McIntyre is locked in against Seth Rollins…but he seems to want some of Jey Uso before Philly.

Heyman coming to RAW to keep the feud going, sort of answering Cody’s Perth challenge of The Rock.

After the final bell:

It is so bizarre…and yet, so good…to have Heyman advocate for The Rock.

Just when I didn’t think things could heat up any more? They did.

Cody did NOT have the weekend off, but the Bloodline did…so of course, we had no Bloodline in San Jose, except for Heyman.

And it was perfectly fine. Keeping them apart more than not is a good thing, but things are at a boiling point either way.

Some Superstars seek WrestleMania matches…some will get their wish soon enough.

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