It happened on the Kickoff show with zero promotion, and it ended with WWE’s second “babyface loses match but gets his music played at the end by stealing heel’s headgear” moment of the weekend. Point is, we’d understand if you slept on Ricochet and Sheamus’s banger at WrestleMania Backlash.
Actually, we’d understand if you slept on Ricochet and Sheamus’s banger from last night’s Raw, too. It happened in the middle of another three hour slog of a show, allegedly thrown together at the last minute, which seemed to be setting us on a course for more rematches of feuds we’ve been watching all year.
But you shouldn’t. Even though it looks like the end of their brief two-night feud, it’s worth it for Ric looking good in jeans, and the continuation of a quietly great run of matches the 43 year old Celtic Warrior’s been having.
Here are all the highlights from Raw this week (May 17):
- Drew McIntyre objects to Bobby Lashley’s open challenge
- AJ Styles vs. Elias
- Alexa Bliss creeps out WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Natalya & Tamina
- Riddle tries to make Randy Orton apologize to The New Day
- Drew Gulak vs. Angel Garza
- Akira Tozawa sneaks up on R-Truth to regain 24/7 Championship
- Kofi Kingston vs. Randy Orton
- Natalya & Tamina vs. Jax & Baszler – WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Match
- Ricochet vs. Sheamus
- Asuka vs. Charlotte Flair
- Damian Priest vs. John Morrison – Lumberjack Match
- Eva Marie is on her way to Monday nights
- Cedric Alexander disrespects Shelton Benjamin
- Kofi Kingston vs. Bobby Lashley
- AJ Styles & Omos are willing to play Elias & Ryker’s game (Online exclusive)
- Akira Tozawa escapes into the night as 24/7 Champion (Online exclusive)
- Asuka is ecstatic after defeating Charlotte Flair (Online exclusive)