John Cena appeared on the Monday Night RAW, which marked 20 years of his WWE career.
This week was a go-home show before Money in the Bank, so most of the promo time was spent hyping the pay-per-view.
Let’s take a look at what happened on Monday and Tuesday.
A Battle Royal featuring a few dozen Superstars was in the first match on Punjabi Project at Last Chance Money in the Bank.
Stardom was present in the card, with Riddle, Rey and Dominik Mysterio, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Dolph Ziggler among those on the show.
The eliminations were spread out over several minutes, which helped with the pacing. Akira Tozawa was the first to be eliminated after about a minute.
The Royal Rumble match can be tricky to predict in the early stages. Since everyone starts out at the same time, this match had a lot of fun moments and decent action throughout.
For a match in a Battle Royal, this was satisfactory. It did not exceed expectations, which is typical of professional wrestling events.
AJ Styles and The Miz competed for a one-on-one before The Miz revealed his injured leg was a ruse.
The A-Lister and The Original Bro fought until Riddle broke free, hit The Miz with a big RKO, and won the match.
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Cena arrived early to the arena, Adidas held a much-touted player meet n greet, and WWE ensured the event had real significance with Cena shaking hands with many people before the show started.
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With Styles, Ricochet, Ziggler, and Shelton Benjamin fighting to be in the last spot at MITB, it’s kind of sad because they should all be in the Men’s MITB match already.
When Ricochet eliminated T-Bar with a ladder shot during a match, he was given the best spot in the ring.
Jey Uso got the upper hand on Montez Ford
Before fighting against each other in the highly anticipated match between The Usos and The Street Profits for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships, Montez Ford vs. Jey Uso took place.
After having spent several years battling each other on the court, these two know exactly how to make this match an entertaining one.
Angelo Dawkins and Jimmy Uso did a good job playing their roles in the wrestling match between these two teams. Like many of the chapters in the story we’ve seen between these two teams, this was fun but still felt like something we’ve already seen multiple times over recent weeks.
After a huge suicide dive, Ford was able to land a massive frog splash in Jey’s face.
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We’ll keep reminding WWE that they should sell the Street Profits jerseys they have been wearing until they actually appear on their website.
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Shawn and Bobby had a separate match after the altercation in the interview.
Styles had been upset about how he was eliminated from the Battle Royal earlier, so he had a more aggressive attitude than if this were just a normal match.
This means that they have good practice working together after previously being successful in the past. This makes them a well-oiled machine, as everything went according to plan.
This match ended up being a solid performance for both wrestlers. Unfortunately, The Miz got himself out of the match to avoid losing a good finish.
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The match began with Bobby Lashley and Otis not doing any real offense on one another as Gable attempted to distract them from the outside and gain an advantage for Alpha Academy. Once Theory distracted Gable, Gable took the opportunity and dropped Lashley’s momentum with a shot from out of the ring before crashing into him with a spinebuster.