With Crown Jewel rightfully in our rear window (bye-bye), we can finally start building towards Survivor Series. We saw a glimpse of it on Friday Night SmackDown last week when NXT invaded the blue brand but nothing was set for the upcoming pay-per-view as of yet. It has now been officially announced that Becky Lynch vs. Shayna Baszler vs. Bayley will take place.
There were two matches tonight on RAW that involved the women. The first was The Kabuki Warriors losing to Charlotte Flair & Natalya. The other match was a mixed tag team that involved Zelina Vega & Andrade to face Carolina & Sin Cara. Vega picked up the win for her team. To view the full coverage that was completed for RAW you can click here.
Let’s get right into the Winners & Losers of the week:
WINNER: Zelina Vega
Zelina showed out tonight during her mixed tag match. Of course, she was the veteran in the ring for the ladies, but regardless she showed why she should be inside that ring. She should do more than just mixed tag matches and by more I mean she should be in the title picture scene.
She would be a breath of fresh air if she were to be given that push and would be a perfect heel for Becky Lynch to cut promos with. It is wishful thinking as we know that is not going to happen.
WINNERS: Shayna Baszler & Becky Lynch
Speaking of great promos, both Shayna and Becky did just that. Shayna proved why she should have moved on from NXT about six to nine months ago. Although NXT is seen more as a lateral move now, her moving to RAW or SmackDown is way overdue. Her as champion in NXT is stifling not just the division but it is also stifling her from becoming more.
As far as Becky she continues to kill it in her promos no matter who she is up against. This is exactly what Becky vs. Ronda was meant to be but never could because of Ronda. Hopefully, Bayley won’t be just that extra person in the match. There is more time to build up this match and hopefully, she can retaliate.
Okay, so I was on the fence last week. I have given this storyline the benefit of the doubt for long enough. It just doesn’t make any sense anymore if it ever did. Can we please do something else with her? If it made sense then it wouldn’t be so bad, but it doesn’t.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t as impressed with her as I had hoped. Since she lost in her debut match it will be interesting to see if she will continue to be used on RAW or not. She has the talent and maybe after a little while I could see her winding up on the winner side of things.
For some reason, I just felt like she was behind on some of the spots, maybe it was just me? But it was her debut match on RAW skipping right on past NXT so I am sure she was quite nervous.
Of course, I could put The Kabuki Warriors on the loser list just for the simple fact that they lost. Not only did they lose, but it is clear they are keeping Charlotte Flair and Nattie together to go against them for the titles. The only reason why I am not putting them on the loser list just yet is that one loss doesn’t automatically make their strong push go away. Hopefully, I am wrong and they can continue to be champions even after Charlotte and Nattie face them for the titles. I am probably wrong though.
What were your thoughts on RAW this week? Who were your Winners & Losers? Discuss this in the comment section below!!