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RAW In A Nutshell: The White Rabbit Hops To Alberta

It's another RAW In A Nutshell, and this week the white rabbit hops in to Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Or...do they?

It’s our weekly RAW In A Nutshell, and this week the white rabbit hops to Alberta.

Or, we are pretty sure the white rabbit hops to Alberta, considering all the teasers last week.

Does that mean we get another surprise return this week? Will we finally learn that the white rabbit is Bray Wyatt?

Or, does it really even matter…since we have Extreme Rules rapidly approaching, and that is really what matters.

Right? Of course.

Maybe.

This time around, in Canada, we can expect the hype train to continue.

Bayley and Bianca Belair for one. Miz and Dexter Lumis too.

We also get Kevin Owens teaming with Johnny Gargano to take on Alpha Academy…that one should be fun.

But, we all want to know if the white rabbit hops to Alberta…right?

It is time to get into it. Which means, it’s time for…

RAW In A Nutshell: The White Rabbit Hops To Alberta

Let’s crack open this Nutshell and find out!

Best Match of the night:

Option 1: Iyo and Bianca.

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Or, option 2: Matt Riddle and Damien Priest.

It’s a toss-up, with the main event having the ever so slight edge because of…well…Edge.

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Worst match of the night:

Omos against jobbers.

Based on what MVP was yapping about, I get the sense that we might be seeing a build toward Strowman and Omos?

That does nothing for me, to be honest.

And, with his hype man talking Strowman, we got him placing his two jobbers on the announce table, all so that he could stand over them on the announce table.

Same table that Kevin Owens just put Otis through.

Yea…not the best look for Omos there. If anything, the stars in that segment are the WWE ring crew who built the replacement table that fast.

Star of the Night

I have to at least give her a nod, but nice return for Candice after becoming a mother.

Spot of the Night:

Hard to choose, since I don’t really feel like there was one superb spot.

I liked Owens putting Otis through the table, for sure…but that’s been done.

Jobber of the Night:

Hmm…a few choices.

The two jobbers trashed by Omos are certainly in the running.

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Miz Force? Sure, why not.

Nikki A.S.H. deserves consideration too…because there was no way Nikki was defeating Candice.

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Upset of the Night:

Well…Judgement Day is surely upset that Edge is back.

Holy Sh** Moment of the Night:

With Johnny Wrestling now firmly back in the WWE fold, you probably figured it was a matter of time for this one.

But on this week’s RAW…right after Gargano pinned Chad Gable…

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Candice LeRae returned and made her RAW debut, defeating Nikki A.S.H. Perhaps that loss makes Nikki remember who she was…

Following the return, Candice was quick to side with the top face trio against Damage Control.

Which led folks to point this out. Things that make you go “hmm”.

If true…wonder who the heel trio grabs for their fourth…

LOL Moment of the night:

Miz calling his security guards “Miz Force”.

Like, am I the only one that heard that and thought of that scene from Deadpool 2?

No? Just me?

Well, OK then.

Noteworthy Moment:

WWE is having fun with the white rabbit teasers. Almost as much fun as fans are having with following things down the rabbit hole.

This is significant, probably a red herring, but those were the opening lines of Aleister Black’s WWE entrance music.

As in…newly released AEW star Malakai Black.

No way it’s Black, right?

On the other hand, there was a series of numbers in the embedded video, which lead to this:

So you have HTML code making us think about Black. But a ZIP code (or, what happens to also be a ZIP code) for Corbin, KY.

There was other stuff too…but it’s all interesting stuff.

How much longer this goes is anyone’s guess for now. It is certainly engaging, but as I’ve seen others say…so many expect this is Bray.

What happens if and when it is not?

Overall lowlights:

While Hunter is doing great things for most of the roster…I am still not feeling Omos.

Sure, he’s big and should have some athletic talent…but I am not seeing it yet.

Overall highlights

Banger of an opening match from Iyo and Bianca. On top of that, Belair-Bayley is a ladder match for Extreme Rules.

I was thinking cage match, but ladder match works.

Edge has returned, and he wants Finn Balor in an “I quit” match.

Love having Candice back. That is one loaded women’s division right there…nice for a change.

After the final bell:

Now that AJ Styles is getting the attention of Judgement Day…and he needs backup…is this the program that sees the Good Brothers save him?

It seems not that long ago (read: during RAW) where some were implying that Edge was the white rabbit. I think we can put that one to rest now.

Extreme Rules is starting to come into focus, and we are seeing some really good long term storytelling too.

And…man how exciting can this women’s division be. Seriously excited.

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