Earlier in the day on Twitter, Dolph Ziggler said some negative things about the Authority. Because of that, he was was put in a handicap elimination match against the League of Nations, minus Alberto Del Rio. Ziggler eliminated Barrett only, most likely as a punishment for leaving the company, before losing to Rusev and Sheamus. Nobody cared. After a great video package highlighting Shane McMahon's career, we moved onto performers that people care about. Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch. They beat Team BAD in about two minutes but got attacked by Charlotte post-match to sell the Triple Threat at WrestleMania. A perfectly acceptable segment.
I haven't been the biggest fan of the tandem of Y2AJ but they got their Tag Team Title shot against New Day. What followed proved to be the best match on Raw so far in 2016. Both teams worked hard to put together a great match with several near falls and we even got to see AJ bust out the springboard 450 splash. Surprisingly, New Day not only retained but did so cleanly. After the match, Chris Jericho turned on AJ, laying him out with three Codebreakers. This segment worked on many levels, delivering a great match, showcasing Styles and getting the heel turn over. Following this, Kalisto defeated Tyler Breeze in what was basically a squash match. Fine for Kalisto, but poor Tyler Breeze. He got his wish of the callup and it's been a nightmare.
Staying with Kalisto, he got interviewed by Jojo and spoke of his idols growing up as a fan. Ryback interrupted and cut a WAY too long promo on big guys vs. little guys and things like that. He then went out and squashed Curtis Axel. The Social Outcasts cut a pretty fun promo beforehand at least. After some unimportant backstage stuff, Bray Wyatt cuts a very short promo on his upcoming match with Brock Lesnar. He then faced Dean Ambrose in an okay at best match. They never clicked the way they should have. The crowd couldn't care less either. The Wyatt Family showed up for the DQ and took out Ambrose. Triple H showed up and they teased Bray challenging him as he touched the WWE Title. The problem is, nobody buys Bray as a serious threat. They left and Triple H cleared off the announce table to attack Dean. Instead, he was hit with Dirty Deeds and Ambrose stood tall with the WWE Title.
This episode got off to a great start with Shane McMahon and the arrival of Sami Zayn. Owens/Neville was strong and the Tag Team Title match was fantastic. The final hour of the show was lackluster and things kind of died down. Still, the crowd was hot for the most part and it helped along the show. 7/10.