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RAW In A Nutshell: Red Brand Having Their Alamo Moment

It's another RAW In A Nutshell, and coming at us from San Antonio, the red brand is having their Alamo moment this week!

It’s Monday Night RAW from San Antonio, and the red brand is having their Alamo moment via this Nutshell.

That’s a mouthful, is it not?

Of course it is, but trust me, just go with it.

With RAW in Texas, we can expect plenty of mentions of the history of the host city, and I will do the same.

Hence why, 2 weeks from SummerSlam, the red brand is having their Alamo moment.

Trust me, this has nothing to do with rental cars.

So, what are we looking forward to?

We’ve been told Brock Lesnar should be in attendance, so that is something.

Bianca Belair still needs a SummerSlam opponent, with Becky Lynch salivating for that chance.

Theory and Bobby Lashley are set to tangle, and there is plenty to get into there.

Are you seeing the trend? It’s all about SummerSlam, so the red brand Superstars can be having their Alamo moments, but they all lead us to Nashville.

So, with that said…it is time for…

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RAW In A Nutshell: Red Brand Having Their Alamo Moment

Let’s crack open this Nutshell and find out!

Best Match of the night:

I liked the main event, good way to get all four some good television time.

Having the outside interference lead to the win effectively protects all involved.

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Though, with the briefcase, Theory doesn’t really need much.

Worst match of the night:

Omos and The Usos versus The Street Profits and R-Truth.

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It was not terrible, to be fair. But you have two main event caliber tag teams….and then one giant who is still quite green…and a strong veteran who has mostly been a sideshow comedy act.

Not a bad match, but I can’t see the logic in having either of those two serve as the guest ref at SummerSlam.

Star of the Night

From the opening segment to the close, Theory looked the part of a top Superstar.

Lesnar is Lesnar, which is a good thing.

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Ziggler providing an interesting twist is worth a nod too.

Spot of the Night:

Lesnar hit an F-5 on Otis…through the announcer’s table.

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Otis may have had to do some assisting, but it’s also another example of the crazy strength of the Beast Incarnate.

This one was not bad either, even if Omos was involved…

Jobber of the Night:

Otis and Chad Gable.

I was considering R-Truth here, but he at least put up a little fight and provided some good entertainment.

Upset of the Night:

Theory was surely upset by the return of a certain Superstar.

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Holy Sh** Moment of the Night:

Brock flipped his switch and absolutely demolished Alpha Academy.

Sure, it’s all scripted, but it was an impressive display nonetheless.

LOL Moment of the night:

Truth coming down and trying to first be a tag team counselor…and then the special guest referee, for the tag team title match at SummerSlam.

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Didn’t work out too well for him, but it was funny.

Noteworthy Moment:

Logan Paul is on RAW next week…no doubt to set up SummerSlam.

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No match for Becky Lynch…yet.

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And, no turn for Dom yet either…

Well, Ziggler coming down during the tag match main event qualifies.

Though, before seeing where it would lead, it’s a weird one. We saw the Dirty Dawgs back a few weeks ago, and they didn’t have anything to do with anyone in the main event…

It got even more interesting in that Dolph prevented Theory from cheating, effectively helping Riddle get the win for his team.

Did we just see Dolph become a babyface for the first time in a long time? Because we closed RAW with Dolph drilling Theory and getting his own Alamo moment.

I fully support that…

And while this award is off this week, it’s kind of a botch that WWE is saying “welcome back” to Dolph for this. Because, we DID just see him and Roode back like, a few weeks ago.

I am not imagining that. It did happen.

But it would seem like Ziggler is now a solo act, so…they WANT us to forget it.

Overall lowlights:

I feel like I have very little to complain about.

Honestly enjoyed much of the show. And with SummerSlam two weeks away, things are going to be heating up more and more.

Next RAW should be even bigger…hopefully.

Overall highlights:

In spite of the botched return a few weeks back, Ziggler is back and apparently now a face.

Curious where this one goes. My guess, of course, is that Theory loses at SummerSlam, perhaps thanks to Ziggler.

Ziggler and Theory then work a program and Ziggler will do the job to make Theory even more over. And, I am sure that will be a great series of matches.

Lesnar delivers.

The Usos and Street Profits might also steal SummerSlam. I figure either the Profits win…or they break up.

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And I liked Asuka and Alexa Bliss together….even if I was waiting for one to attack the other after they won.

After the final bell:

All in all, maybe this is my vacation brain talking, but I enjoyed this week’s RAW.

I will always chuckle with Brock going off first, because it does feel like he wants to get in, get out and get home.

But…it worked, regardless.

Strong open, good middle, strong finish.

As we approach SummerSlam, we got some good red brand Alamo moments, and things should only heat up from here.

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