async src="//"> The Wrestling Chronicle: RAW Quick Hits! - 7/9/18; Go Home Show for Extreme Rules

Monday, July 9, 2018

RAW Quick Hits! - 7/9/18; Go Home Show for Extreme Rules

Tonight is the last Raw before Extreme Rules, coming to you live from the TD Garden in Boston, MA.
  • Raw kicked off with a huge pull-apart brawl between Roman Reigns and Bobby Lashley. It took the entire locker room multiple attempts to keep these two apart. It was an enjoyable pull apart segment because it looked like it was never going to end and both men came out looking like they truly hate each other. Roman did that huge dive crashing into a group of Superstars, including Lashley. This definitely peeked my interest for the match Sunday at Extreme Rules.
  • Nia Jax and Natalya def. Alexa Bliss and Mickie James: Quick match. Natalya started with a beautiful Discus Lariat. Nia looked really strong, no pun intended, heading into her No Disqualification Match vs. Bliss this Sunday at Extreme Rules. After Nia pinned Mickie with a leg drop Alexa tried attacking Nia with a Kendo stick. Alexa got a couple good shots in but eventually, Nia was able to run her off.
  • Bo Dallas def. Matt Hardy: I wasn’t really feeling this match. Seems like the B Team is starting to get stale despite staying with the formula of B Team winning matches out of nowhere. No wins with a Hanging Swinging Neckbreaker. After the match, Bray Wyatt and Matt Hardy empty the ring of their Extreme Rules challengers.
  • A match was made for Sunday’s Extreme Rules. Kevin Owens will face Braun Strowman inside a steel cage.
  • Baron Corbin and Elias def. Bobby Roode and Finn Balor: Fun Tag match. Roode was on his way to winning the match for his team when Elias came running in. Roode hits Elias with a spinebuster but this allowed Corbin, the legal man, to hit Roode with End of Days and get the win.
  • Drew McIntyre def. Seth Rollins: The stipulation for this match was if Drew lost he would be banned from ringside during Sunday’s Intercontinental Title match at Extreme Rules between Rollins and Dolph Ziggler. This was another great performance from Rollins and an equally good showing from McIntyre. Rollins got all of his big spots in to keep the crowd hot while McIntyre wowed them with an offensive mixture of power and agility. Ultimately Ziggler getting involved while at ringside was the difference maker. Rollins took his eye off the ball allowing McIntyre to hit the Claymore Kick for the win. One would have to believe WWE sees big things for McIntyre giving him a big win over one of their best talent right before a PPV. McIntyre and Ziggler celebrate as Raw goes off the air.
Overall I thought this was a decent Raw with a great opening and closing, but the meat of the show was kind of stale. I’m surprised that the pull-apart brawl to start the show came off so well, it made me give a little more interest in the match on Sunday. I and Josh will have our predictions for Extreme Rules this Sunday on an episode of Pay Per Crap. Look for that on Wednesday. What did you think of Raw? Comment below or reach out to us on Social Media:

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