Tonight on Monday Night Raw (Dec 11th) Bayley and Mickie James (with Sasha Banks at ringside) took on Absolution’s Paige and Mandy Rose (with Sonya Deville at their corner) in tag team action.

Prior to the match, Paige gloated on her big win over Sasha Banks last week and said her new mission was to run through more former champions in Bayley and Mickie James. Rose took to the mic to demand the spotlight and warned that Absolution were on a mission to purge the the entire division of those “unworthy”. Deville also chimed in to add that Absolution was synonym for carnage.

When it came time for the tag match, things started off with Bayley gaining control over Rose but the latter was able to make a quick escape when Paige made a tag. Once in, Paige would find herself backed into a corner where Bayley made a tag to Mickie.

The two worked collectively to set Paige up for a double suplex but Rose was able to make a save. The babyfaces remained focus and knocked Absolution to the outside where they continued to take out Absolution by flying off the ring apron.

After the break, Bayley fights out of Rose’s clutches with various elbow shots. Rose manages to find an opening to land a running knee strike A tag mad rapid knee strikes and then high running knee from the corner. Rose makes another tag to Paige, who placed Bayley on the second ropes to hit a set of rapid knees to the midsection.

When Paige went for another round of rapid knee shots, Bayley was ready and caught it to knock Paige face first to the ring apron. A hot tag is set up and both women manage to make the tag to their respective partners. James uses forearms, kicks and a flapjack to take Rose down.

Deville attempted to cause a distraction as James was climbing the turnbuckle but it was foiled when James kicked her away. James flied off the apron and connected a seated senton on Rose. Paige was able to run in to break Jame’s pin and even provided a super kick to James to allow Rose to steal the three count and win.

The Nia Jax and Enzo Amore saga continued this week as Jax was seen backstage eyeing the Cruiserweight Champion and suggesting that they should talk when he wasn’t busy.

Later in the evening, Asuka was set to take on Alicia Fox in a rematch from last week. Fox’s music played but the Foxy Superstar was a no-show. Instead Absolution came out to address Asuka after two weeks of toying with her.

Paige said she respected Asuka but warned her to move out of the way or they would make her move out of the way. Asuka was able to momentarily fend off Absolution but the group were eventually able to use the numbers game to their advantage.

As Paige was setting up Asuka for the Rampaige, the rest of the Raw Women’s Division would run down to take out Absolution and clear the ring of them.

What did you think of this week’s Raw? What are your thoughts on the ongoing Nia Jax/Enzo Amore interaction? What do you think will happen on next week’s Raw? Let us know in the comments below!

  • SHOOK!

    I’ll be honest I’m now confused as to which direction this is going now…

  • Darryl lee

    Ok. I’m just gonna say it.

    It’s been a few weeks now, and absolution is just not working for me.

    Their promos are sub-par since their group formed. And how this whole thing played out tonight makes me wonder “Why are they doing this in the first place?”

    And Why is the whole womens locker room coming to asuka’s aid? I know it’s 3 on 1 but, that 1 is currently on a >200/0 win-loss record. And I’ve said it before. Putting absolution against asuka is a lose/lose situation.

    • perceval

      Why wouldn’t they give Absolution a taste of their own medicine? I mean, logically, why wouldn’t they? They had every reason to and no reason not to.

      • Darryl lee

        Well, asuka is kinda doing her own thing squashing female talents since her MR debut. And when Absolution attacked the roster, asuka was NOWHERE to be found. So, why would they help her when she didn’t do crap to help them?

        • perceval

          It’s the same reason the Shield, in their initial heel run, ran into problems doing their 3 on 1 beatdowns of the faces.

          https://youtu.be/cNFbo_r8irM

          It wasn’t about helping Asuka, but paying back Absolution. So, again, why wouldn’t they give Absolution a taste of their own medicine, just as the Shield got back in the day?

          • Darryl lee

            But why have asuka get involved that early? It’s a lose/lose situation because you know that if they square off, asuka HAS to go over. Therefore making Paige and her team look WEAK. Heck, the first time absolution confronted asuka, they BACKED AWAY without throwing a single punch. That gives the impression of if Paige, Mandy and Sonya don’t have the guts to face asuka 3 on 1, how can they possibly stand up to the entire roster?

          • perceval

            Yeah, the same situation completely wrecked the Shield back in the day. That Roman Reigns guy could have been big and headlined Wrestlemania a few times if it hadn’t been for that.

            While smarks like to see the heels dominate and the faces never getting even, that doesn’t go over with the casual fans they need to win back.

    • PeppermintButler

      If it were me after the Survivor Series, give Asuka a title shot since she’s the last woman standing. Have her beat Alexa then debut Absolution preferrably with better name, so then not only Absolution will have a purpose (taking the title) and Asuka can finally lose when she drop the title, end her streak and be booked properly because her in squash matches is boring me. After SS I don’t understand why the other women got a match to see who’s facing Alexa while Asuka went back to facing jobber she was the sole survivor! They could’ve even have her feud with Alicia, as the team captain she could’ve taken the credit in winning thus the two them having a feud

    • Omar Zaal

      Over thinking is not healthy

      • Darryl lee

        At least it’s better than NOT thinking, which we can use it to describe the creative team.

        • Omar Zaal

          I don’t see nothing wrong. It can’t be as bad as 2008-2012 days.

          • Darryl lee

            2008-2012 wasn’t all that bad, we got the awesome Jericho vs michaels feud, cm punk vs Jeff hardy, cm punk as the S.E.S leader, the summer of punk, the rise of Zack Ryder, etc. And those years are way better than wwe in the early 90’s and WCW in 2000.

          • Omar Zaal

            I’m talking about divas-wise.

          • Darryl lee

            We still had relatively short matches on most weeks on raw and smackdown, the majority of the female wrestlers there are really bad at wrestling and pretty much forgettable, that horrific laycool/mickie James storyline. Celebrities like Maria meneunos and GODDAMM SNOOKI beating their top female talent on FREAKIN WRESTLEMANIAS back 2 back.

          • Omar Zaal

            Ohhhhhhh man the dark ages.
            I’m glad it’s over.

    • GLAMPIREQUEEN

      They weren’t really coming to Asuka’s aid. It was more of a opportunity to get payback on Absolution. Think AJ saving Paige from the Bellas; the two were rivals but had an equal enemy in the Bellas who at the time, like Absolution, were running through the division. That’s all it is, no more or no less. Just the women realizing they’re better in numbers.

  • SHOOK!

    I don’t believe Dana or Nia should have came out when neither has been attacked by Abolution. The whole storyline is now feeling rushed. Now all of a sudden Alexa has some courage to run out and help attack them?

    • Storm Saywell

      Agree with the Nia and Dana thing, but it makes sense with Alexa coming out with the womens roster, she still looks like a coward as she won’t fight Absolution alone, therefore she comes out with support.

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    • wysna

      I agree simply because they can just so easily write Nia and Dana to join Absolution to equalize the glaring numbers game.

    • perceval

      Alexa is an opportunist. Easy to be brave with the numbers advantage. It’s not like she was Tamina making a statement.

    • Jo9834

      The WWE has a major issue giving away monumental womens moments and matches away on throwaway Raw segments like this. Nia coming out after Absolution destroyed Asuka tonight with Alexa hiding behind her would have been the perfect build to an eventual title match between Paige and Alexa. Sasha, Bayley and Mickie had already been out and beaten, this wasn’t there time to be out there again.

    • GLAMPIREQUEEN

      Nia and Dana coming out was probably a “get them before they get us” kind of thing. If you see a stable attacking the majority of the roster then you’d probably want to get yours before they come for you. Also, it further set up Absolution as being the top heels of the division when the entire women’s locker room is against them.

      • MiguelAngl

        That’s right

  • Chris Prevost

    WTF Is Alexa And Mandy Doing Lmao

  • conan_kun

    Now Raw with 8 women against Absolution regardless of alignment, while Smackdown with 7 heels against Charlotte when Becky and Naomi are off TV
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    • Chargod Flair #5x

      You always making comparisons that don’t correlate at all.

      • Gerg

        I’m guessing he predicts a interpromotional 9v9 match in the future lol

    • Joseph

      No its Naomi and Charlotte vs. Riott Squad vs. The Welcoming Committee.

    • perceval

      Did you miss last week’s SD? Tamina, Lana, and Carmella are feuding with the Riott Squad.

  • Nadia

    he Raw Women’s Division has had enough Like the taste of Paige/Auska, Sasha lsprinting down with the rest of the girls because she tired of getting her ass beat and rallied the troops. A hot ass mess because it feels like Alexa, Nia and Alicia just turned face but whatever, It. works. Its the Division vs Absolution.

  • Winter

    Absolution is a mess, Mandy and Sonya are not ready for the main roster. Alexa is the champion and she’s doing nothing, even they play Sasha’s music, wtf? It’s like she should be the champion right now. Nia is in a storyline with Enzo and outta nowhere she’s part of the division again. Asuka is supposed to be a dominant force, she didn’t need help. The tag match was extremely boring. All was a hot mess.

    • Joseph

      Mandy and Sonya just got there how about we wait about a couple of months. Lets see how they are in like March or April.

      • Summer_Slay

        You only have one chance to make a good first impression and im yet to be impressed.

        • A?.

          because they totally care about what you think

          • Summer_Slay

            dont come for me hun we usually agree

    • perceval

      I’m just wondering why Paige is wasting so much time and energy on Asuka and not, y’know, focusing on the championship.

    • Chargod Flair #5x

      You sound like a hater they aren’t even that bad

      • Winter

        I’m really annoyed with the booking on Raw, all this year has been a mess for the division and I’m not ok with that.

        • Chargod Flair #5x

          I don’t get what is trash?

          • Joseph

            He should blame writers and WWE not Mandy and Sonya.

          • Summer_Slay

            What did Mandy do in the match, besides being Mickie’s punching bag
            i’ll wait
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          • Izzy4lw

            Let the girl learn though! lol and not at you using Aksana in a gif when her most memorable moment was botching a knee and taking out Naomi I cannot

          • Summer_Slay

            screaming i didnt use aksana becuase of that it was just a suitable gif lol

          • Izzy4lw

            omg how dare you talk about Naomi like that, the good sis did the best she could! if I can throw just a bit of shade, with Carmella being tragic in the ring, Natalya being tragic on the mic, and Tamother with them hot flashes and AARP knocking on her door, her competition wasn’t really there. Plus Charlotte was somewhere keeping Ric on life support for awhile, so she didn’t have anyone to feud with other than Lana omg.

          • Summer_Slay

            hahahahahaa but she technically did feuded with Natalya ….. and lost

  • Wicked Bliss

    It will only make sense if absolution invites other NXT women to come with them to match the number of women in Raw.

    • IconicTrio

      As long as Billie & Peyton aren’t “recruited” I’m easy. They deserve a big grand debut <3

      • Izzy4lw

        YES. they deserve their own debut, not as lackeys in a stable that’s already full. Also though, Billie should wait to be called up because she’s kinda… in Peyton’s shadow right now. Peyton is ready, I just hope they bring her up in an awesome storyline.

        • IconicTrio

          Yes. And I do think they can both be stars in their own right.

          I don’t know why Billie’s moveset is so bland and watered down when I’ve seen better of her but if she can get that sorted she’ll catch up with Peyton :)

          • Izzy4lw

            I preferred Jessie McKay to KC Cassidy initially when they were on the independent circuits, but I feel like Peyton just ‘got’ the WWE way faster and has adapted to stand out. Either way, they need to be brought up as major players and not just as ‘oh look, two more bodies’ which is kiiinda how I feel about Mandy, Sonya, Liv, and Sarah right now :x

    • perceval

      They could talk to that trio on SD that’s running into similar problems.

  • That was a hot assssss mess. My eyes were tried to capacity with all that sloppiness and blonde hair flying around

  • Connard mistl

    Send Alicia and Dana to SD as Faces. Naomi is out so is Becky so it’ll work. Then when Becky and Naomi return they can go to raw as heels. Would mix things up perfectly.

    • Joseph

      They aren’t moving people to different shows until after Wrestlemania 34.

    • Troy Rochester

      Naomi is doing house shows so she will be back again soon enough .

  • StraightFire

    Why does Blandy always walk like she’s wearing a dirty diaper?

  • Connard mistl

    Also Asuka should’ve taken this ass whipping. She’s already undefeated, why did they save her?

    • Jorge Hernandez Moran

      I actually believe Paige should beat Asuka at the rumble with the help of absolution ofcourse that way it still protects Asuka while putting over the stable

      • GLAMPIREQUEEN

        I feel like Paige will go over Alexa first, win the championship and then defeat Asuka at Mania. They’re promoting her movie in some high capacity at Mania already, so I can see the company capitalizing by having Paige defeat the streak. It would elevate her as a cocky heel who already feels she has been overlooked and also not hurt Asuka if Absolution assists and causes a distraction or something. Honestly, I don’t think Asuka needs the streak. She already proved her dominance in NXT, having her take a L would shock the crowd and change up her character. Give her something to fight for.

    • perceval

      OK… Everyone complains about the faces being written as stupid chumps, but when they do something smart like giving Absolution a taste of their own medicine… people complain.

  • Catalina

    Girl. This could have been waited for and now if they do have a royal rumble it’s pretty obvious Asuka is going to win and THEN absolution should have attacked her after being eliminated. since Paige storyline is basically being overlooked by others.

  • Shane Murray

    Can none of you commenters not be happy for one single second honestly! I get it we’ve saw absolution come out week after week, but use flip flop more than face/heel turns…

    Few weeks ago “ aw I’m so excited Paige is back with mandy and Sonya finally something different” blah blah blah…

    Now “ I’m sick of this absolution there terrible, sloppy”

    It’s mandy first Match on the main roster cut her some slack, we know she’s good and developing as her match with ember moon was enjoyable till this day!

    We finally have all raw women involved in something rather than the same 4 Nia Bayley Alexa Sasha so can we not just overlook the fact that the storyline has not been developed properly and enjoy the fact that all women are being utilised.

    It’s not there fault it’s creative so learn the terminology of wrestling then talk shit.

    • Joseph

      Cause nobody on here has patience thats why they always complain on here.

      • Jorge Hernandez Moran

        Yeah they complain about feuds being rushed but when the feud is taking time to built its self theyre like “ah its boring”. Trish and Lita’s feud was not built in 3 weeks it took time.

        • Joseph

          Good feuds built and last to about 6 months to a year hell even some feuds last longer then a year.

        • Eliseo Reyes

          Didn’t that feud last all of their career. From Trish’s Start to Trish’s retirement?

          • prettyprince

            Yea. If they won’t enemies, they were friends or vice versa. I love the chemistry they have together

      • Pablo Albarrán

        Yessssss!!!!

    • Omar Zaal

      They need a therapist or prozac.

    • Jo9834

      I don’t think anyone is really sick of Absolution, it just seems as though Raw cannot plan a proper feud without making all the women look unorganised. Absolution should have just beaten Asuka up to the point where she needed to get back up for revenge, not the entire division including two women she’s brutally squashed over the last two weeks running out to save her.

      • Shane Murray

        Well the way people talk about them is disgusting so “ sick of them” is the correct word choice ok.

        No they need to build them up as a threat you can’t just come out one week and bang your a threat, like Dosent work like that. You want the storyline to work correctly it takes time and effort.

        I’m for one are happy with this storyline all women from raw are on tv , we’ve got two new debuts to freshen things up, we’ve got a return of Paige. Can we not just be happy that we’re not seeing Bayley come out claim she wants a championship shot, sasha comes out tell her that there best friends but she’s gonna need to go through her to get one… then they fight in 1 contender.

      • perceval

        The rest deciding to give Absolution a taste of their own medicine was just logical booking. The same thing happened to the Shield during their initial heel run.

    • Alejandro

      Yes, since wrestling fans have internet they only bitch and moan… I myself include myself as one of them. But basically, I understand your point… There was a time everyone hated what was going on in the women’s division until the Four Horse Women came and it looks like there is never enough to please them.
      1) The Bella Twins holding back the division
      2) The Four Horse Women rivalry
      3) Sasha vs Charlotte rivalry
      4) Asuka’s long reign as the NXT Champion
      5) And now Absolution

      Like… There will always something negative to say no matter the improvement.

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  • Nikki’s Sister

    Welp this storyline has been on a steady decline since the first week. This segment felt rushed and slightly unearned. Absolution should’ve been “untouchable” for at least a couple more weeks for this segment to work.

    • Maddox

      But people were already complaint that they always had the upper hand

      • GLAMPIREQUEEN

        Exactly. And if WWE would have repeated Paige coming down, staring at Asuka and letting her leave again, everyone would have been pissed and called it boring. Seeing Paige explain why she let Asuka leave, the two forces coming face to face while letting both women competively get the best of each other while protecting both women with having the entire locker room interfere IS good storytelling (for Asuka/Paige), but people are just gonna nitpick. There will never be a “perfect” booking for the women when it comes to fans.

      • Nikki’s Sister

        People complained since the first week doesn’t mean the entire locker room should’ve come together this soon.

        • perceval

          So, you’re saying the booking should make no sense, whatsoever?

          • Nikki’s Sister

            Yeah that’s exactly what I said, well done.

    • GLAMPIREQUEEN

      It took an entire women’s locker room to take them down after they ran through almost the entire division within 3weeks. I don’t think Absolution lost any credibility. What would have made them look weak would be Asuka single-handlely destroying them.

      • Nikki’s Sister

        It has nothing to do with credibility and everything to do with the moment feeling unearned. It would’ve like a felt bigger moment if Absolution got to really attack every single person in the lockerroom and got their comeuppance after a couple more weeks. No one looks weak right now but a moment that could’ve been bigger was just ok.

  • #FlairfortheGold
  • RyRy Webb

    The champ coming out to Sasha’s music?!? I mean I get it Sasha is the most over baby face…however Alexa music would have made more sense.she is the champ

    • Chargod Flair #5x

      That’s exactly why. They want the fans to cheer not boo.

      • GLAMPIREQUEEN

        I feel like they would have still popped for Alexa. They were in Ohio. But I don’t mind them coming out to Sasha’s music seeing as Sasha/Paige as been built more than Paige/Alexa, so it made more sense then just coming out to the champs music. The crowd knows there’s no love lost between Sasha and Paige, which gave a “oh snap, something is about to go down” kind of feel.

        • Chargod Flair #5x

          Alexa is a heel they shouldn’t be popping for her even if it’s her home state/hometown.

          • GLAMPIREQUEEN

            Agreed. Though WWE isn’t always using that logic. I’d be surprise if that was the reason they didn’t play her theme.

  • Jo9834

    The crowd really let the segment down, and they didn’t get what they were looking for. The crowd wants to get behind Paige, and no one seems to be here for Asuka’s endless dominance, in a way I think it would have done her a world of good to get absolutely annihilated by the three girls.

    • Joseph

      Problem is that nobody is gonna cheer for Mandy and Sonya thats why they had all three as heels.

    • perceval

      https://youtu.be/AfrIOCjGgFU

      Just so I understand…

      Booing Paige meant they were behind her.

      Chanting “Asuka” really meant they weren’t supporting Asuka. And popping for her putting Paige in the armbar was really the crowd loving Paige and not Asuka. Booing the subsequent beatdown of Asuka was, again, showing support for Absolution, as was the pop for Sasha and company taking Absolution out.

  • Marshy

    At Clash Of The Champions that after the match that all of Lumberjills will be attacking The Riott Squad just like what happen on Raw. Smackdown Women’s division is copying off the Raw Women’s Division.

  • wysna

    The way Mandy said unworthy bothered me. It was like she was thinking “the feeble, and the unworthy and… oh wait, that’s it.”

  • wysna

    The brawl was kinda funny too with Nia lifting Paige over her shoulder, and Paige falling off it suddenly dazed before Sasha kicks her looking like she just did so to give Paige a reason to be dazed. It was just an all around mess.

  • Joseph

    You guys bitch that Alexa isn’t doing anything and runs away and now she is starting to stand up against Absolution and you guys are bitching.

    • Bliss = Goddess

      They complain no matter what Alexa does

      • Bad and Bossy

        We don the complain we just say the true

        • Bliss = Goddess

          “Say the true”

          • Ryan Stratus

            Yeah these people have mad hate for Alexa. Its disgusting.

          • Bliss = Goddess

            She’s extremely talented and popular but I guess people can’t accept it because it’s not 1 of thier “faves”

          • Welchdows Psycho

            Lmfao

      • Joseph

        They always complain people have no patience on here.

      • Welchdows Psycho

        Tbh

    • Randall

      It’s only people on diva dirt that really have this ridiculous hate for Alexa…I don’t get it!

    • #FlairfortheGold

      People are only salty that WWE saw an opportunity with Bliss instead of in their faves and she humbled HW stand. They can hate on Bliss as much as they want, but it won’t make WWE stop her push because she does make them money, regardless of in-ring skills or mic skills

  • TheRealest #ItsBossTime

    Match was sloppy, segment was sloppy, booking was trash, Raw is cancelled.
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  • Vid Trim

    I don’t know if I remember things incorrectly but it seems to me that Alexa has wrestled just twice since september?? her booking is quite ridiculous at this point

    • YonceLuvsDivas

      She just wrestled Charlotte at Survivor Series and had a women’s championship match wit Mickie a week or two before.

  • Joseph

    I can’t judge Mandy by one match. They need to have Mandy and Sonya
    start working RAW House shows so they can get familiar with the RAW
    Women’s roster. They only really know Bayley since she help them since
    there first year in the P.C. They tag with Nia and Alexa in NXT before.

  • conan_kun
    • Chargod Flair #5x

      Pretty sure the rock didn’t invent that hand gesture and this gif wasn’t even from tonight… delete this comment.

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    I missed Raw tonight but judging by these comments in the thread I’m reading I can tell tonight wasn’t all the that.

    • Joseph

      You’re better off judging it by watching it.

    • Len

      Just watch it for yourself. All I got from the whole thing was, where are they going with this everything seemed scattered.

      • Joseph

        Exactly better off watching it yourself.

      • YonceLuvsDivas

        I just watched later in the night. Yea they definitely all over the place wit this. You got 7 women against 3, not to mention 2 of whom haven’t even had dealing with Absolution or whatever they call it.

        • perceval

          You don’t think Nia and Dana had any reason to object to being called “feeble and unworthy” and told they were going to be purged? That sounds like something that would provoke Nia, at least.

          Tamina, Lana, and Carmella hadn’t been directly attacked by the Riott Squad, but the threats and insults were enough for them to respond.

          Absolution calling out the ENTIRE Raw women’s division included Nia and Dana, just as Riott Squad calling out the entire SD women’s division included Tamina, Lana, and Carmella.

          • YonceLuvsDivas

            When you put it that way than yea they have a right to. I was more so thinking that their targets are was everyone they’ve attacked. I always felt Dana would eventually get attacked. But Nia wise I thought they’d do her like Asuka. They know she’s strong and can be a force on their team yet she also can be a big threat.

  • Kvngbalor

    This made no sense. Is Alexa and Nia faces now? Wasn’t Nia being paired with Enzo to keep her away from Absolution? Why would Nia want to help Asuka same goes for Dana? Asuka been built to be so unstoppable yet they sent the entire division out to save her. Now where do they go from here it’s 3 against 8 that’s not fair at all. And 2 of the women had no reason to attack Absolution that has no chemistry Riott Squad imo feels like a real team a stable this just feels like 2 girls in Paige shadow that she can careless for cause she doesn’t follow them or engage with them on her IG at all

    • perceval

      No, the heels are still heels, just as Tamina, Lana, and Carmella are on the other show even though they’re fighting the Riott Squad.

  • Mike

    They rushed this absolution should’ve taken out Asuka or have let her go again and attacked Dana because it made no sense for Nia or Dana to come help Asuka especially since Dana never go to attacked and was having a mini feud with Asuka smh messy booking messy booking

    • perceval

      Yeah, it made no sense for Nia to respond to being called “feeble and unworthy” and told she was going to be purged by getting all aggressive and physical about it. She’s always been so mellow and laid back.

      That’s sarcasm, by the way. How was Nia supposed to react to being insulted and threatened?

      By “made no sense”, you mean the only thing that would have made any sense.

      • Mike

        NIa hasn’t been involved with the division in weeks so it didn’t make sense. If her being name called was enough then she should’ve confronted Alexa back when she was saying she ran through the entire division and no one was worthy of a title shot.

  • Maddox

    I am enjoying Absolution, seems it’s different taste for different people

  • Marcia Brady

    I remember it wasn’t that long ago when it was Charlotte and Sasha week in and week out then Bayley or Alexa so i’m all for ALL the woman getting to do something and it makes sense Absolution want to say they are purging the division, well here comes the division let’s see what you got.

    After this who knows where we will head, could be something great, could be utter crap but i’m finally excited to see where this all will lead!

  • Cabbyhighs

    This is just bad and boring asf! Paige feels like a flop already! Send this carnage back to wherever y’all picked it up from. Why bring paige back with these green ass geese? She had so much hype when they brought her back, now it feels like her fuego is all out. This looks like it’s going straight to hell. This stable cannot be saved! On the cool I see this going the same direction as pcb… they are going to use paige to get the blonde over! Just put this stable out of its misery already!

    • NoWayHoeSay

      You’re wrong. How long u even watched wwe for

    • Joseph

      Paige just came back from a serious neck injury and personal issue. What the fuck are you expecting? let the girl breath.

      • Cabbyhighs

        Dude, really? the girl had a year off and paid vacation time . That’s enough breathing for a lifetime!

        • GLAMPIREQUEEN

          She literally had a near career ending neck injury which takes the minimum of a year to heal from. She wasn’t on vacation smfh.

          • Cabbyhighs

            Did we not sit here a whole year watching her travel around the world chasing a dude? Hopping in rings proposing and talking about coke in bags?? let’s stop bandwagoning so hard. She totally was on vacation.

          • Chargod Flair #5x

            dumbass, some people retire after a neck injury. any comeback at all is impressive. hmm, let’s see you break your neck and continue to do something that may injure it again or worse. Paige also had the failed drug tests and the nudes those pushed her return back even further. You sound bitter af, take a nap.

          • Cabbyhighs

            Answer my question? If you’re not working and you take a leave of absence for any reason and you still get paid isn’t that pto and whose fault was it that she was failing drug test? Her own! stop being a following ass bitch!

          • Chargod Flair #5x

            WWE isn’t an ordinary job you lack wit. Injuries happen more frequently there than most jobs.

          • GLAMPIREQUEEN

            this comment smh reminds me so much of the comments on WWE’s YouTube page. Let me break it down. Paige had a neck injury. She was taken off the road for evaluation. She was told that she needed surgery. She got surgery. She rehabbed her neck while ALSO spending time with her bf and going through all that mess. She got cleared by her doctor. She went to the performance center and then got cleared by WWE after a couple of weeks. She returned. Jfc.

          • Cabbyhighs

            I guess we’re going to take the word “accountability”out of the equation? She ain’t no victim. I ain’t saying what happened to her neck isn’t a career shattering event and her sex tapes leaking were down right horrible…but Paige was clowning the company. While girls like Emma who actually got injured with a possible career ending back injury was out laying low and they release her but not Paige! she was out here in these skreets getting into public bar fights and acting erratic she was failing drug test left and right, and I’m not hating I’m stating facts. I’m not about to feel sorry for her or go on a pity Paige tour nope exclude me from that. Back to what I was saying this stable is trash.

          • perceval

            Did Paige shoot your dog?

          • Cabbyhighs

            Square in the head

        • perceval

          One doesn’t shake off over a year of ring rust immediately, no matter how good you are.

  • gjo22

    I get the whole RAW women’s division coming together to take out Absolution since they (Absolution) came through and created havoc without much reason but I almost wish they waited. I mean where do they go from here? At the same time there is no Raw PPV in near sight so it’s not like this could go on with a clear end date.

    My only wish for the two groups is that if they really wanted to “take over”, they would go after the titles which are the obvious main and central supremacy goals of each division. Why are both Absolution and the Riott Squad okay with forgoing the titles when that’s ultimate of each division? Charlotte is currently defending against Natalya and the Riott Squad are okay with just being lumber jacks (Jills?). Meanwhile, Absolution doesn’t seems to even want to go against Alexa either. What’s the actual point?

    • perceval

      Well, the Riott Squad were demanding title shots, last week, each accusing Bryan of prejudice, including Liv saying he was anti-blonde, even though the champ is not only a blonde, but one that spent her first months on the main roster beating up his wife and sister in law.

  • Allyn

    I have no idea what the end game is supposed to be now that they have two definite sides against each other. I have to agree that it is seeming a bit rushed. But on the other hand I didn’t know how much I missed Paige till now, she is what raw needed! I kind of wouldn’t mind seeing a full on feud with her and bayley I like them in the ring together, and lord knows I can’t stand bayley! Lol

    • Right?? I’ve been thinking the same thing. I kinda even dislike Bayley, but I’d like to see Paige and Bayley in a match or two. Maybe I secretly just wanna see Paige rip her apart haha!

  • ?K . A . T ?

    So this must be leading to a Women’s Rumble match right?

    • Marshy

      Let’s just hope that this is what it is a first ever Women’s Royal Rumble and nothing else.

      • ?K . A . T ?

        agreed!

  • All the complaining doesn’t surprise me because I actually can’t think of a time when nobody was complaining about something..
    Anyways, I’ve been really enjoying Raw since Paige returned. Especially comparing Raw to Smackdown. I can’t really predict exactly what’s gonna happen each week and I appreciate that. So I’ll stay tuned until next week to see what happens!
    Side note: Has anyone noticed that Alexa Bliss hasn’t defended the title since she did against Mickie James over 2 months ago? Remember when there was a 30-day clause? WWE is SUPER consistent….
    https://media.giphy.com/media/Tr10zt02CSMOQ/giphy.gif

    • NoWayHoeSay

      Brock never defends his

      • Yeah it’s not right, is my point!

        • NoWayHoeSay

          I know I fucking hate wwe sometimes

    • Joseph

      Alexa just defended it in Abu Dhabi and in India. Alexa does defend the title at house shows and whenever they book a women’s match on RAW.

      • Typical Heel

        House shows don’t count though…

      • But we all know house shows don’t count because it’s a different audience. It’s not intended for a major audience to see. She needs to defend it already!

      • perceval

        Remember during the Bathroom Break Era, when the women were getting little TV time? They were getting long matches at house shows. So, following that argument, there was no need for the Give Divas A Chance thing.

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        House shows and live events don’t count. We’re talking about televised matches.

    • Parasite

      Because of that champion vs champion thing

  • NoWayHoeSay

    I love seeing Paige and the whole division is around her right now, my only thing is why do the other woman care that Asuka is getting beaten up??? And like I said before if anyone Is complaining about this storyline go back to not so long ago when the main storyline was Maryse speaking French or Mickie being called fat and fake crying in the ring. Stfu

    • Troy Rochester

      I don’t think it was about caring about Asuka getting beaten up it was more about all of them coming together finally get to Absolution.

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      Majority of them were attacked by Absolution so they wanted to take down Absolution. It makes sense

      • NoWayHoeSay

        Dana wasn’t, Nia wasn’t, I wasn’t

        • Crazy. #RIPMae

          Cough cough majority of them

  • Parasite

    I wanted to read the comments but holy crap it’s a waste of time.
    Full of crybabys and haters https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5592bd5606fc81015a57c1d4103a11c463548f4bbf714b8f967b7c3181decbd8.gif

  • Omar Zaal

    I never understand why DD readers force themselves watching stuff they don’t like?

    If you’re not happy with the current women’s division you can always get on YouTube to rewatch the legendary Trish/Lita fued along with Alicia Fox’s matches and feel better about life.

  • Parasite

    Next week they should start to look for a new 1# contender, they can start by making a mini tournament with the girls or whatever, rooting for Paige vs Alexa https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8bee7b06c4091e02cee68a7f65dbae45f9b89927a86992d95ddab9d9d47645e2.gif

    • conan_kun

      If they do tournament or No 1 contender match involving Asuka, obviously it’s Asuka wins since they won’t let her lose any multi women match.

  • Monkey Tennis

    The sudden locker-room solidarity so soon did seem like an odd move. I certainly don’t recall any notable male stables being ostracised by their entire respective male rosters after just a few weeks. I mean, it kinda undermines the whole thing when it’s three against everyone else, cos suddenly you’ve made the heels (in so much as in this scenario, ONLY Absolution are heels) the underdogs. And that’s weird booking.

    Guess we’ll just have to see how this plays out next week. But it’s hard to see where to take it from here. Maybe Absolution could recruit some new members, but all that leads to is half the women’s division vs the other half and that’s meh. Alternatively, maybe have ’em divide and conquer, using a bit of psychology to destablise their opposition?

    On another note, with regard to the Nia/Enzo thing, that’s gotta be leading to a match right? Maybe not for the title, but it can’t be coincidence that the kayfabe strongest woman on the women’s roster has suddenly randomly become interested in one of the smallest guys in the company. Cos with WWE thinking, that’s pretty much the only way they think Intergender matches can work… and of course, Smackdown are one-up on them in that area now.

    Personally, I think it’s a very bad idea that can’t possibly end well. But narratively, it does make more sense than Nia suddenly going all doey eyed at Enzo cos frankly that just looks too weird!!!

    • John Manard

      I def agree with the whole locker room united too soon. I was thinking that myself. We are only a few weeks in. They could have easily made Absolution a tweener team attacking the establishment heels and faces for a bit longer. But it seems like they were rushing everything. I blame VKM and creatives inability to do anything longer than a month at a time if that. I was not asking for a a year long story but tease out stuff longer. Build up Absolution as a power. I mean right now you just had the entire locker room destroy them. Logically there is no way they can beat them combined.

      You could have had them target heels and faces separately at different times and eventually had the heels and faces realize they had to join together to battle ABsolution.

      But we are past that now. Guess we see what happens.

      Your take on Nia/Enzo is same as mine. I have not a clue where they can go with that.

    • Chargod Flair #5x

      Wwe likes blurred lines between heel and face for the women. I think they’re still under that “all women are crazy and hate eachother but will be friends next week for no reason” motto.

      • perceval

        More like, heels don’t like being insulted, threatened, and attacked any more than the faces do. How is it strange for Nia to respond to Absolution calling her “feeble and unworthy” and saying they were going to “purge” her by attacking them? Sounds completely in character for Nia, to me.

    • perceval

      “The sudden locker-room solidarity so soon did seem like an odd move. I certainly don’t recall any notable male stables being ostracised by their entire respective male rosters after just a few weeks.”

      The Shield during their initial heel run, right down to the entire locker room ganging up on them, one night.

  • IconicTrio

    They really shouldn’t have Nia,Alexa and to a lesser extent Alicia standing with the faces. If they’re trying to push Absolution as the main heels why not have Nia, Alexa and Alicia be like the unpredictable tweener team?

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      Dana is heel too

      • IconicTrio

        True but she’s just joined Titus worldwide who are babyface jobbers.

  • Troy Rochester

    Some of ya’ll love to complain just to complain . The segment was fine I enjoyed . I’m interested to see where it goes .

    • Super Mateo

      Not only that, but we’re getting two segments a show with them and it looks like there’s some longer term storytelling going on here. It’s already better than anything we’ve seen the last few months. I’m curious to see where it goes.

  • Alejandro

    I must admit I’m loving the small segments Nia Jax is doing with Enzo Amore, they have chemistry.

    Now as for Absolution vs the Women’s division… Well everyone knows I hate team rivalries in the women’s division specially when there is no tag team title and not enough women to even create it. I never quite understood why Paige will align herself with Mandy or that other chick, but it would be extremely more interesting the storyline if it was Absolute vs Sasha or Absolution vs Alexa Bliss, or Absolution vs Bayley. Is way heelish and it would’ve worked to build a reputation, instead of already having all the division against them.

  • 3???????

    They looked so lost during that brawl

  • Geo14

    Not the division vs Absolution when Nia ALONE can destroy those three jobbers.

  • Snappy

    Keep forgetting RAW has a Champion with all of this Absolution storyline…

  • NoWayHoeSay

    With no number one contender it makes sense to have royal rumble

  • mckenzie

    This definitely needed to happen. Glad to see all the women of raw fight back against absolution and look strong and now this just got better.

  • Exotic

    Can we have a battle royal next week?
    Before it takes place, we could see Absolution take out Asuka backstage leaving Asuka out of the match.
    Paige then wins the battle royal.. At Royal Rumble, she then takes the title off Bliss.

    WM 34 – Asuka vs Paige!!

  • Exotic

    Mandy is trying tooo hard to act sexy, its really unflattering and definitely not as ‘sexy’ as she thinks it is.
    I mean, what the fuck is that walk umm..

    • Damn!

      Ikr! She’s already hot af! All she needs is to walk normally Smh

  • TorrieTrishStacyLita

    Give me Riott Squad

  • TabbyK

    Lol I can’t believe how sensitive people are when it comes to critiques. Not everyone has to enjoy something just because you did and they certainly don’t have to enjoy it because it involves everyone in the women’s division.

    Anyone with eyes can see that this storyline has its flaws and the people who didn’t like the segment tonight shouldn’t have to pretend it was perfect just because things weren’t all that great before. No one is demanding perfection either they’re just sharing their opinion. For some this segment worked perfectly and for others it didn’t. That’s it.

    • Izzy4lw

      I think there’s a difference, however, in criticism of a segment and being flat out whiny. So for example; I didn’t like last night’s segment – Wasn’t terrible, but there were too many loopholes and too many logical breaks to really help me connect as a viewer. However, I can appreciate that Absolution’s creation has turned things on their head – no longer is Alexa the most dominant force (which she never needed to be; this forces her into the cowardly heel role that she should have always been) Nia is wisely being kept out of the Absolution angle for now so that Absolution can build it’s momentum without sacrificing hers. Mandy and Sonya get to GROW on the main roster, which I haven’t seen in forever – WWE has gotten very lazy in their call ups (only calling up the NXT ‘stars’ and then dropping the ball with them) so to see a newcomer show up and grow on the roster is something I’m excited for. There are positives and negatives to last night, but too many people just want to show up and shout “DELETE IT.” which, fine, I get. And in the end they have every right to hate it – but I think others are getting a bit tired of just how whiny people get on here; they ask for a change because it’s boring, then not even a month (or 4 shows) in and they’re calling for something new.

      • TabbyK

        Normally I would agree but for once the majority of comments are mostly contructive criticism rather than comment after comment calling the segment trash and saying Raw is cancelled.

        Most aren’t even saying they want the storyline over they’re explaining why this isn’t working for them so far. I’m trying to figure out why that’s such a big deal for some of the people on here. Yeah I get it they enjoyed something and it’s annoying when other people complain about something you like but that’s their opinion. They’re not whiny crybabies because they explain why they didn’t like a segment that was honestly sloppy.

        • Izzy4lw

          I honestly think for some people the complaints against absolution are finally the straw that broke the camels back; people have been complaining about Alexa’s reign and the lack of fresh matchups and talent – so then it comes along (granted it is not perfect by any stretch, but provides fresh matchups and a new challenger to the title) and people are flipping out when they’re getting what they want. I am not agreeing in the ‘if you don’t like it don’t watch then’ mentality, but I can see how some people would be tired of reading the same people call woman after woman a flop without truly giving them a chance or TRYING to understand the storyline.

  • MK126

    My only gripe was Fox’s acting backstage. Girl you’re supposed to sell this injury not act like all you did was bang your elbow or stubbed your pinky toe lol I definitely didn’t mind watching Asuka get her ass kicked but she’s been in more fatal four ways than any woman on the roster so a number’s game shouldn’t be anything new for her. I do also understand selling Absolution as this dominant group as taking out Asuka will make that happen. I do wonder how long this “solidarity” between the women of the locker room will last as they face off against Paige/Mandy/Sonya. Not all good/great feuds were strong in the beginning. Lets see where this goes before everyone starts saying they flopped or the storyline sucks

    • Super Mateo

      Alicia’s booking made no sense. First, she misses a match with Asuka while selling an injury backstage. About 5 minutes later, she’s out to the ring helping the locker room beat down Absolution. Same people she ran from two weeks ago…makes sense for Alexa’s character, but not as much with Alicia.

      • Like Mike

        I agree, Alicia running out made no sense, and Nia joining didn’t either. She’s the only one absolution hasn’t come into contact with so she had no motive to help the rest of the RAW women when she’s feuded with all of them.

        • MK126

          Same with Dana… like where was she when Absolution attacked last week? Prolly still runnin backstage throwin chairs and shit

          • Like Mike

            Lmfao queen of running away, with Alicia. I liked the cowardly Alicia better lol

          • MK126

            Every time she has to run somewhere she needs to have a chair in hand LOL

      • MK126

        At least she still sold the injury though. Mickie and her in the background of the ring with Mickie checking on her. Other than that her injury didn’t really seem too bad for her to not wrestle against Asuka again. They could have started the match and then had Absolution come out and attack them both

  • Summer_Slay

    YES, all here for the entire division beating their overrated @$$3$.

  • Donny Donny ?

    I feel some would benefit from taking a break from WWE programming. Sometimes when you watch the product for too long things can feel repetitive, stale, and uninspired mainly because you’ve seen it all done before.

  • The whole division getting involved was rushed imo but it makes sense. Now they need to book it well going forward.

    Also, Paige needs this trio return more than a solo run. It’s easier for Mandy and Sonya to take pins first so she can stay protected and eventually branch out on her own.

    • Izzy4lw

      I don’t think it was rushed anymore than the dropped Kharma VS. Women’s division in 2011 – What I do think it was missing though was the infighting – there was no hint of tension between Alexa and the babyfaces, or Nia Jax and Sasha, or anything. The sudden unity felt too produced to really make me care if we’re being honest. I wish they’d handled the division’s unity like 2009-2010 when Mickie James and Beth teamed up against Laycool – they hated one another, sometimes beat each other up after saving the other from Laycool – but they worked together. This felt a bit too…. happy of a union for me.

      • perceval

        The entire locker room once ganged up on LayCool, too.

        • Izzy4lw

          plenty of times! it was a logical choice, I just wish there’d been a tad more tension, though given how short the gangup was, I suppose I can’t really blame them if something was missing.

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    This was honestly a mess. But it was interesting to see all the girls being used. I would’ve handled this differently though.

    • Izzy4lw

      The writing was bad and the booking questionable, but it’s having the effect of eliciting change in that no longer is it Alexa and all her buried puppets (not a knock on Alexa, but on creative) – we just need them to bring the champion back into the picture – Paige has now beaten or beaten down every former champion on Raw; it’s time to see her gun for Alexa.

      • perceval

        Didn’t they demolish Alexa the night they debuted?

        • Izzy4lw

          yes but it plays against the whole “dominant” thing when the person holding the championship, and effectively the face of the division, is not them. I just can’t get into Absolution turning into a generic heel stable to keep the babyfaces busy while Alexa stagnates in the back – they beat her down once, fantastic, but she needs to be more involved if Absolution is truly going to be on top kayfabe wise.

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        Yes. I agree

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    This was honestly a mess. But it was interesting to see all the girls being used. I would’ve handled this differently though.

  • Welchdows Psycho

    Mandy overhyped af

    • Randall

      Lmao right just people think she looks like Trish Stratus she’s going to be the next big women thing. Sure she could be but she was called up way to early. Last night proved it.

    • CheapPops

      She’s out there bumping like Eva and can barely cut a promo but she’s the one who’s gonna take Alexa’s spot? I don’t think so.

  • Neutral

    Why is Mandy Rose such a tragic mess?

  • It

    Mandy Rose will be great

  • Randall

    If it were up to me I would have had Paige return solo and feud with Alexa. I would have had the other two feud against Sasha/Bayley. Much rather would have had the iconic duo called up before Mandy and Sonya. Now they have all the women involved and now I’m not sure how they get out of this sloppy booking!

  • Diva_Fan

    I would book a number 1 contenders match next week with Paige winning and the beating Alexa at Royal Rumble . Then have Asuka and Paige fued leading all the way to Wrestlemania .

  • Randall

    I thought Dana was bad in the ring but at this point she could run circles around Mandy. I even watched some of her live event matches on youtube and those weren’t even that great. She’s just starting out so hopefully will continue to evolve in the future.

  • Trench158

    I don’t see why everyone hates this. The women had to stop getting murked by Absolution, but does anyone think they are suddenly not the dominate force they were last week? Now that the locker room have shown some solidarity the deck is stacked, but it wont last, not with Lexi and Sasha in the mix. Also remeber Paige is not actually a Heel, she is a Tweener and is being booked as such. Absolution will keep being dominate after this, its not like the roster is going to link arms and all come to the ring together every time, there are still plenty of sneak attacks, cheating, backstabbing and general badassness to come.

    I still think by RR it will be Paige vs Lexi probably after winning a number one contenders match against Sasha and Asuka, with Banks taking the pin to protect Asuka. There are tons of options still on the table and the Raw roster is still miles ahead of of the Smackdown roster in terms of telling a coherent and subjectively compelling story. So give it a week or two after that we will know if this all just went pear shaped or not.

  • DivaLicious?

    Let me start this off with saying congratulations to ms. Dana Brooke for getting hired by Titus catering????? she will be working full time folding napkins, making sure all the sliver wear spoons, knives etc.. it’s on the table in time for dinner. Wrestlers are always hungry after a hard hitting match.

    Anyway this a mess????? What the hell was alexa bliss doing? She love tap Mandy on the back and turn around looked at nia like nothing happen????? And Mandy rose didn’t even notice. If that doesn’t scream two green wrestlers in the ring I don’t know what will.

    The tag match was just Mandy rose being Mickie James pouncing buddy for the night. It was literally nothing to see.

    This whole storyline is failure. Just Break paige apart from those jobbers. So she can go on to win the title at royal rumble then go on to defeat asuka at wrestlemania. that way Mandy & Sonya can maybe also get hired by Titus catering. So they can help out Dana Brooke. It’s as simple as that.

  • Can’tGetNo…Stratusfaction

    Mandy needs to get over the shock of being on the main roster. She was far from impressive in her match. She did sound a little better on the mic this week, though.

    • Seraphina Rosenhart

      They didn’t really let her get much offense in though. She was pretty much just there to take blows. So she may be more impressive than she showed here. Also, she’s kinda learning on the Main Roster unlike other women who learn on NXT.

    • Kanga Trops

      It’s going to take Mandy & Sonya awhile to get used to competing in matches on tv. They both have great presence and awesome looks but they’re inexperienced and it’s been awhile since we’ve had women who are being put in a learn as you go type of situation on the main roster. Hopefully they learn fast.

  • Litax4

    So has all the division bar Absolution turned face or?

    Also Alexa needs to defend that title asap. Correct me if i’m wrong but the last time she defended it was in the main event of Raw October 30th against Mickie with that awful ending? That’s well over a month ago lol.

    Kinda off topic but I still don’t get why they took the title off her at Summerslam if they were going to put it back on her a week later. Yeah, it gives Sasha another reign, but another pointless reign at that, and her shortest. Even if they want to build up the story of her never successfully defending the title they still could’ve done that with her other 3 reigns.

    Alexa’s reign could be 218 days about now, which is definitely the longest women’s champion reign since the brand split.

    • Like Mike

      I don’t think it turns anyone face, they unified because the whole “enemy of my enemy is my friend” for now schtick.

  • CheapPops

    Someone on here: I didn’t like this segment

    Y’all: OMG ????? NOTHING EVer MakeSs you guys happy?!:!:&. ??? women wrestled in 2 Min matches before this so just accept the B4r3 minimum BeFoRe sayin Somethibg that DoeSnt match MY opinion!??? crybabies ??!1!1!1!1!1!11!12!

  • B J

    Cluster fuck

  • Carolution

    Mandy is real green so why put her on the live show and why not have sonya wrestle and mandy on the outside until she feels comfortable

    • Jouey

      Maybe Sonya is feeling even more uncomfortable?

      • Carolution

        sonya looks better than mandy though in ring.

  • I like this Absolution versus the entire raw women’s division, hope, really hope this leads to the women’s royal rumble match.