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Piper Niven’s debut with Eva Marie was the highlight of Raw this week

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It was never going to take much to enrage those who believe Eva Marie is awful and shouldn’t be anywhere near a pro wrestling ring but it’s especially delicious that they’re so entirely consumed by it that they’re even mad at her for not wrestling! They’re mad at her for Piper Niven debuting by her side and wrestling for her!

It’s incredible!

They’ll tell you it’s the “wrong kind of heat” and be upset about the fact that commentary didn’t acknowledge Piper’s NXT UK past. I have my own concerns about the pairing and how it will be handled but those have nothing to do with blind hatred for Eva Marie.

I missed this hatred. I’m so glad it’s back.

Here are the highlights from Raw:

  • Nia Jax has a challenge for Alexa Bliss
  • Nikki Cross vs. Charlotte Flair
  • Jeff Hardy vs. John Morrison
  • Jeff Hardy vs. Cedric Alexander
  • Eva Marie’s mystery friend battles Naomi
  • Natalya & Tamina’s war of words with Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke leads to a brawl
  • The New Day vs. RK-Bro
  • Drew McIntyre intends to annihilate Bobby Lashley inside Hell in a Cell
  • Rhea Ripley vs. Asuka
  • Bobby Lashley plans to execute Drew McIntyre’s title hopes
  • Jaxson Ryker vs. Elias
  • Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax
  • MVP attempts to drive a wedge between Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods
  • Drew McIntyre vs. AJ Styles
  • Drew McIntyre & Viking Raiders vs. Bobby Lashley & AJ Styles & Omos
  • Rhea Ripley is irate after brawl with Charlotte Flair
  • Jaxson Ryker now walks alone and is hungrier than ever