WWE Monday Night RAW Results & Review: July 9, 2018

As the go home show before the Extreme Rules PPV, RAW this week had to set it all up perfectly. Let’s see if it managed to do that.

Hurray! It Is Yet Another Roman Reigns Opening Segment

Just to be clear, that was sarcasm. Reign comes out and says that Lashley is the first person ever who has been asking to be called out. He wants to know what Lashley can do and so he does call him out. Lashley comes out and walks really quickly to the ring. As soon as things are about to get violent, Angle comes out with Corbin and tells the two men that this isn’t happening. They don’t listen and get to hitting each other which prompts Angle to call upon the entire Raw men’s locker room to separate the two.

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The usual thing follows where they can’t be restrained and the two keep getting back at punching each other. Lashley almost takes Reigns’ head off with a clothesline. Lashley is eventually subdued by the RAW roster only for Reigns to jump on all of them. Reigns then goes back up the ramp only to return and lay out Lashley.

Verdict: WWE needs to find a new way to make two men further a feud than the “whole roster coming to separate two men who want to kill each other” routine. It was fun when The Undertaker and Lesnar did it but it is now just a tired routine. While this feud has garnered more interest than it initially did, it will all go down the drain unless Lashley wins cleanly on Sunday and keeps the feud alive and Reigns away from the title picture for a while.