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RAW In A Nutshell: Edge Out For Revenge In Rip City

It's another RAW In A Nutshell, and this week, Edge is out for revenge against Dom Mysterio and Judgement Day in Rip City.

It’s time once again for RAW In A Nutshell, and this week, Edge is out for revenge in Rip City.

Rip City being Portland, if you didn’t know.

And the big match advertised for this RAW? Edge being out for revenge against Dom and Judgement Day.

To be fair, we have more than just Edge tonight. There is a Women’s Tag Team Championship match, with Damage Control getting another crack.

Those two are the major attractions, but of course not the only ones. We are creeping closer to Extreme Rules, so I am sure we will see some build for that.

But for me, the big one is Edge out for revenge. Whether he gets it, or we get another wrinkle in that program…it is time to find out.

So, let us get into it…as it is time for…

RAW In A Nutshell: Edge Out For Revenge In Rip City

Let’s crack open this Nutshell and find out!

Best Match of the night:

I am going to go with a couple choices.

Riddle and Balor was a good way to start.

The women’s tag title match was a nice middle for the show.

Gargano and Gable was the best though.

Apologies to Dom and Edge, that match was good, but didn’t beat the others for me.

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Worst match of the night:

Omos versus the jobbers.

I half expected to hear Strowman’s roar and have Omos be jobbed out. That might have made my night.

Crowd Chants of the Night:

Got quite a few, from “this is awesome” and beyond.

Star of the Night

Tough call.

Dom had a bit of a breakout…almost.

Kevin Owens delivered a banger of a promo, and that has me leaning that way…

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But then, there was Johnny Gargano and Chad Gable. Excellent welcome back match for Johnny.

Spot of the Night:

Well, the big one had to be Balor delivering a Coup de Grace to Edge’s leg.

Presumably they are writing Edge off for a wee bit…which might explain why we are now seeing Matt Riddle tangle with Judgement Day.

I did like Dakota Kai’s finishing move that brought Damage Control the gold, too.

Jobber of the Night:

Thing 1 and Thing 2, as Graves called them.

AKA, the two enhancement talents fed to a returning Omos and MVP. Nice to see MVP back.

Holy Sh** Moment of the Night:

Kevin Owens delivered a blistering promo…again.

Please, please, pretty please…let one of these promos lead to an Owens versus Theory, for the briefcase match.

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Botch of the night:

Jimmy Smith called it Gargano’s RAW debut. Except, it was not.

Seemed like even Graves was playing in on it, so maybe there is some revisionist history in play? But, anyone who was watching remembers that Gargano debuted a few years ago, albeit briefly.

Also…WWE had a technical glitch during the show…but it was during Omos’ match, so maybe they did us a favor?

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Commentary of the night:

I guess the narrative is that Bianca is being eaten up by losing to Bayley. Graves laid that on thick tonight, and that is also what Bayley went with.

Seems a bit forced, but I suppose it’s one way to make a big deal about Belair being pinned for the first time in 300 days.

LOL Moment of the night:

For me, I will go with Graves calling the jobbers Thing 1 and Thing 2.

Noteworthy Moment:

We have new Women’s Tag Team Champions. Damage Control pinned Raquel and Aliyah.

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Short reign, which I don’t love, but I think Dakota and Iyo should have won the belts a few weeks back.

Bayley has a title shot against Bianca Belair. Next week, RAW…San Jose…could we see another change?

Rollins clearly wants Reigns, but he’s making an exception and going for Lashley’s United States title first.

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Maybe he had it last week, but I missed it…otherwise, Dom Mysterio FINALLY got his own entrance.

Like, even as a face with dear old dad…the poor kid needed his own music and video package.

Overall lowlights:

I do not hate the Judgement Day-Edge/Rey program…but something feels missing here.

Perhaps it is the part where no male Superstar will lay a hand on Rhea, but she’s all over the place, and the faces have barely thought to have an answer to her.

Other than the one night with Beth, that is.

Perhaps they will write Edge off for a bit, and let Dom and Judgement Day truly get some distance to this one (for a bit) and work with other names.

Overall highlights:


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Dexter Lumis.

Judgement Day all over the place too.

Now, riddle me this…Edge might be “off” because of that knee. Rey seems OK, but he also does not want to fight Dom.

Well…where is Legado del Fantasmo…? I mean, why not have them finally make their long awaited debut and challenge Judgement Day?

After the final bell:

Another solid show. No big returns, no major angles, but still good.

Gargano got back in the ring, that’s a plus.

Omos and MVP are back, but not with any reformed Hurt Business…yet.

Plenty left to do between now and Extreme Rules, with a big show next week in San Jose.

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