Five Thoughts: WWE RAW 6.19.17 w/Justin C

Justin C here filling in for Heather tonight on the RAW scene. I’ve done a lot of writing over the last few days, so you are getting a quick five thoughts from me with results at the bottom. Also, if you are reading this, we still want writers to help out in situations like this and to write for our site. So if you are interested, hit us up on Twitter @HTCWrestling!

1. The Hardy Boyz Need To Get BROKEN Soon, Or The Nostalgia Act Will Wear Off

-It was exciting to see Matt and Jeff come back at Wrestlemania. But the excitement is starting to wear off with me. The Hardyz can still go in the ring, but everyone wants to see the Broken gimmick in the WWE. And I really wish they could find a way to work something out with Impact. Personally I think Impact is being petty in all of this. But if there is legal precedent then I guess they have a case. But at some point something needs to change with them. I also didn’t like them kicking out of The Club’s finisher. The Club deserves much better and they have been pushed to the side since Matt and Jeff returned as well.

2. The Bray Wyatt/Seth Rollins Promo Showed Exactly What Is Wrong With Both Men

-I’m pretty much done with Bray Wyatt. Ever since the shit show that was his WWE Title match with Randy Orton and the projector screen bugs, I had enough. There is pretty much no way the WWE can get me to care about him again. I honestly have no clue what you can do with him. His promos are just rambles at this point. As for Seth Rollins, he doesn’t need to pander to the crowd to get over. Of course the WWE screwed up his match with HHH. It should have been a 20 minute Street Fight but it was mostly a basic wrestling match. I can’t stand when the WWE makes their babyfaces pander to the audience. Let them get over on their own without those promos.

3. BRAUN Strowman’s Return Was Everything It Should Have Been

-An ambulance backs in, BRAUN comes out the back of it and yells. Then Samoa Joe beats Reigns with the Coquina Clutch and BRAUN comes out. BRAUN tells Roman he isn’t finished with him and challenges Roman to an ambulance match at Great Balls of Fire. Then BRAUN does a mic drop. It was perfect. BRAUN is going to get over with this again and I really think the WWE should put the Universal Title on him at SummerSlam. BRAUN was the best booked thing on RAW before his injury and hopefully it continues now that he is back.

4. Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel As Miz’s Entourage Might Work

-Miz recruited both of them backstage. Then when Miz tried apologizing to Maryse, they were in bear costumes and attacked Ambrose. I’m all for giving people different opportunities to get over and this might work. It was either this or a new Wyatt Family with Bray. And considering my hatred for Bray I’ll take this. Even though I think Miz’s momentum he had on Smackdown has completely gone away this is at least something different. As long as Bo and Axel aren’t treated as complete geeks and given some credibility it will work.

5. The Heel Turn Of Big Cass Was Way Too Soon

-At some point they were always going to turn Big Cass heel. But I think right now is way too soon. Big Cass is nowhere near ready to have a singles run on his own. He can’t carry himself on the mic. I thought his promo on Enzo was okay. But the breakup just felt forced. So Big Cass feuds with Enzo over the next couple months and then what? I have a feeling this is going to flop big time. If they put this off til next year then maybe Big Cass grows a little and we have something. But I think is just a Vince McMahon idea that he ran with and thinks will work.

Quick Hits

-Is Goldust ever going to wrestle or just cut promos?

-Titus O’Neil as the hype man for his clients and not wrestling is the best use for him.

-Why did Neville come out for commentary in his wrestling clothes? Does he not own regular clothes?


The Hardy Boyz defeated Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson

Finn Balor defeated Bo Dallas

Akira Tozawa defeated TJP

Samoa Joe defeated Roman Reigns

Sheamus and Cesaro defeated Titus O’Neil and Apollo Crews

Nia Jax defeated Sasha Banks via DQ