HEYDORN’S WWE RAW REPORT 10/21: Alt Perspective coverage of the live show including fallout from Rollins burning down the Firefly Funhouse, the return of Ric Flair, Street Profits vs. The OC, and more

BY ZACK HEYDORN, PWTORCH CONTRIBUTOR (@zheydorntorch)



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HEYDORN’S WWE RAW REPORT
OCTOBER 21, 2019
CLEVELAND, OH
AIRED ON USA NETWORK

Announcers: Vic Joseph, Jerry “The King” Lawler, and Dio Madden

[HOUR ONE]

-The show opened with a video package that detailed the recent events between Seth Rollins and Bray Wyatt going back to Hell In A Cell and including last week where Rollins burned the Firefly Funhouse to the ground. When the video ended, the opening intro for Raw aired and the announce team welcomed the audience to the show. In the intro, Joseph called it a new era for Monday Night Raw.

Heydorn’s Analysis: Sure, the video was well done. But, imagine showing that to someone who had no clue what was happening. In addition, the video aired, but the announce team ignored it outright and didn’t sell the Rollins story from last week. If that is your lead angle, the announce team needs to reference it so frame it as such.

-After the intro, Ric Flair hit the ring to a big reaction of “woos” from the audience. As Flair walked down the ramp, Joseph called Flair a number one draft pick before mentioning Flair’s involvement at Crown Jewel. As Flair got into the ring, the announce team debated who he would pick as the final member of his team. Flair grabbed the microphone and said that the only champion Cleveland had left was the nature boy because Lebron James left. From there, Flair said that his team would beat the hell out of Hulk Hogan’s team. Flair put team Hogan over, but said that even though they were athletic and “good men” they couldn’t hold a candle to his team. From there, Flair mocked a fan in the audience before introducing Drew McIntyre as the final member of his team.

Heydorn’s Analysis: Even at his age, Flair still can bring it in an authentic way on the microphone. It’s choppier and rawer than in his prime, but he maintains a special attitude, confidence, and aura of star power that others would only dream of. 

McIntyre walked out to a decent reaction, but not a big one. He stood in the ring with Flair and Flair commented on his muscles. McIntyre then took the mic and said that he had plenty to say and he would say it all when the time was right. He then told Ric Flair to sit ringside and that he would give him and everyone else a preview of what he would do to team Hogan at Crown Jewel. At that point, Ricochet interuppted with his entrance. Ricochet ran down the ramp and went face to face with McIntyre. He then posed as the show went to commercial break. (c)

Heydorn’s Analysis: Flair let the Ricochet interruption slip as he talked to Drew. Part of the choppiness that I referenced earlier and that comes with Ric Flair appearances these days. 

(1) RICOCHET vs. DREW MCINTYRE

Out of the break, the bell rang, and the match began. Drew took over earlier and tossed Ricochet around the ring before slamming his head into the ring post. After, Drew stomped on Ricochet before connecting with strikes in the middle of the ring. Ricochet battled back with chops, but Drew squashed the momentum with a stiff forearm to the face. From there, Ricochet hit a back suplex and covered, but only got a two count. Out of the pin, McIntyre locked in an inverted chinlock on Ricochet and the audience cheered and clapped for Ricochet to escape. He did, but was then slammed to the mat with a spinning backbreaker. McIntyre attempted to make the pin out of the move, but only got a two count.

Heydorn’s Analysis: Really good commentary from the announce team on McIntyre. They referenced his absence, the loss to Ricochet in the King Of The Ring tournament, and also framed him as an elite competitor. Good stuff.

Out of the pin, McIntyre kept up the momentum with stiff chops to Ricochet’s chest. Eventually, Ricochet countered the offense and attempted a cross body, but Drew countered and caught him in mid-air. Eventually, McIntyre connected with a back elbow that knocked Ricochet out of the ring. Drew walked out to follow and to keep control, but Ricochet dropkicked him in the legs which sent him crashing to the mat on the outside of the ring. Ricochet jumped back into the ring and capitalized by connecting with a flipping suicide dive to the outside of the ring on Drew. The show then went to break. (c)

Heydorn’s Analysis: That’s a big spot and the audience reacted to it. Their reaction to him would be even larger and louder if he was framed correctly. The audience’s engagement with him is strictly because of what he does in the ring. If WWE was smart, they’d hear that reaction, and put some juice behind him to grow it even bigger. Remains to be seen. 

Out of the break, Drew McIntyre controlled the match once again and had his inverted chin lock in place again. Ricochet battled out with chops, but was knocked to the mat with a big boot from Drew. From there, Drew whipped Ricochet into the corner and covered, but only got a two count. Out of that pin, Drew put a chin submission again as Ric Flair was interviewed. Flair called Hulk Hogan out and challenged him to show up on SmackDown. He then told Hogan to pay attention and watch Ricochet get beat. Back in the ring, Ricochet countered a Drew top rope dive with a dropkick. Both men got to their feet at the same time and then exchanged punches in the middle of the ring. Ricochet took the momentum with an enziguri before connecting with a springboard clothesline and a standing shooting star press. He then went for the pin, but only got a two count. Out of the pin, Ricochet connected with more chops and connected with a springboard enziguri. He followed with a springboard moonsault and covered, but only got a two count. From there, Ricochet climbed to the top rope, but jumped down after Drew sat up. Drew then tossed Ricochet back to the top rope and Ricochet responded by jumping off for a move. He was punched in the face and knocked to the mat. Drew covered, but got a two count. Out of the pin, Drew hit Ricochet with a buckle bomb and followed it with a sit down powerbomb. After that, he covered, but only got a two count. Right after the pin, Drew lifted Ricochet to his feet. Ricochet responded with a chin breaker and then hit a superkick. From there, Ricochet tried to lift Drew, but couldn’t. He hit a second kick instead before lifting him and connecting with a death valley driver. After that, Ricochet hit his Shooting Star Press from the top rope and covered, but only got a two count.

Heydorn’s Analysis: A really good near fall that built all match long. Ricochet did a nice job of playing the underdog to Drew while showcasing his offense in a believable way. That psychology allowed for this near fall to be as impactful as it was.

Out of the pin, Ricochet tried for his 450 Splash, but Drew countered and rolled out of the way. Ricochet then attempted the Recoil, but Drew countered and tossed him out of the ring. Drew followed and smashed Ricochet into the ring post before throwing him back in the ring. Drew then hit the Claymore Kick for the 1,2,3 win.

WINNER: McIntyre via pinfall

-After the match, Drew celebrated with Ric Flair before attacking Ricochet. He connected with a stiff DDT before hitting the reverse Alabama Slam onto the steel steps. From there, Flair raised Drew’s arm as the audience booed. The show then went to commercial break. (c)

Heydorn’s Analysis: Good match with a very well-timed near fall at the end. Ricochet and Drew have chemistry in the ring. They play off their strengths with one another and because of their size difference, always have a story to tell. As I said earlier, the better these two are framed moving forward, the more impactful their next match together will be. 

-Out of the break, the announce team talked briefly about Cleveland before cueing up a recap video that highlighted the events of last week between the OC and the Street Profits.

Heydorn’s Analysis: The Street Profits did a great job turning serious last week after they took the beating from the OC. They cut a serious promo that framed them as something more than just silly hosts of Monday Night Raw. That is a valuable part of their gimmick and the side that will make money for WWE. Fingers crossed they stay in that lane during their match tonight.

-After the video, the OC were interviewed backstage. They called themselves one of the best tag teams in the world and said that the Street Profits were rookies. They said they had potential, but that had to earn their place and shouldn’t be hosts of Raw while they themselves are on the roster. They said that Cleveland didn’t rock, but that Cleveland sucks. Finally, Styles spoke and said that when the bell rings for their match later, they would give the Street Profits the beating of their lives. From there, they walked off.

-The announce team cued up a hype video that highlighted important Raw draft picks including Aleister Black, Buddy Murphy, and Andrade. When the videos ended, a full graphic was displayed that highlighted the entire Raw roster.

-A pre-taped promo aired from Aleister Black. In it, he said that he liked to think that there was a reason for his madness. He said there was a rage inside him and that it claws at him like a madman dancing in the moonlight. He then said that rage was ready to pick a fight. From there, the show went to break. (c)

Heydorn’s Analysis: Talk about walking a fine line. If this was five seconds longer, it would have crossed over into the land of being too wordy without actually saying anything. See Bray Wyatt circa everything after his John Cena feud. This didn’t cross that line. It was short, sweet, and gave the audience insight into the Black character.

-Out of the break, Aleister Black made his entrance to a nice reaction from the audience. Once he got to the ring, the bell rang, and the match began.

(2) ALEISTER BLACK vs. JASON REYNOLDS

Black and Reynolds tied up in the middle of the ring to start the match. Reynolds backed Black into the corner and connected with a stomp before whipping him into the corner. From there, Black gained momentum with a run of kicks before connecting with a back elbow. From there, Reynolds got a few shots in but Black battled back with a running knee. He followed that with Black Mass for the 1,2,3 win.

WINNER: Black via pinfall

Heydorn’s Analysis: Squash city, but clunky and disjointed at times. In the end, it did the trick and framed Black as a big deal. 

-After the match, Rusev was shown walking backstage as the show went to commercial break. (c)

-Out of the break, a pre-taped promo aired from the Authors Of Pain. They talked about getting signed by Raw as a means to be kept away from SmackDown. After the promo, Jerry Lawler stood in the ring for The Kings Court.

[HOUR TWO]

Lawler said that we’ve seen a lot from Lana and Bobby Lashley throughout the last few weeks. He said he’s heard about it from everyone, but that Rusev has kept quiet. At that point, Lawler welcomed Rusev to the ring. Rusev high-fived some fans as he walked down the ramp and shook hands with Lawler once he got inside the ring. The audience chanted “Rusev Day” which got a smile out of Rusev. Lawler then addressed Rusev and said that everyone could agree that what happens in a marriage should stay inside the marriage. Lawler said that because he, Lana, and Lashley are public figures, personal business can get public. From there, Lawler addressed the issues that Lana discussed as a reason to leave Rusev. He then asked what Rusev’s response was to it all. Rusev said it was all Lashley’s fault and that he has poisoned Lana’s brain.

Heydorn’s Analysis: So Lana is brainwashed? Just when you thought the storyline couldn’t get stupider huh? My goodness. 

He said because of that, he would crush Lashley. To Lana, he called himself foolish, but that he still wears his wedding ring in hopes of reconciliation. At that point, Lashley appeared on the big screen. He said he wished he could be there in person to address Rusev, but that he was with Lana because Lana had needs. Lana then addressed Rusev and said that he never took her to the restaurant she was in. She said that Lashley took her there, fulfills her dreams, and that he loves him. When the video ended, Lawler said the Rusev must want to respond. Rusev said that he would respond, but would do it in person because he knew where they were. Rusev then ran out of the ring and up the ramp to a small reaction of cheers.

Heydorn’s Analysis: Well, the silver lining here is that we didn’t see Rusev just let this happen to him like we saw when the storyline got started. At the very least, Rusev taking some ownership in this and addressing the situation gives the audience something to engage with him on. It’s a small engagement, but it’s something. Needless to say, listen to the response from the crowd as he ran up the ramp. Quiet. I can look for all the silver linings in the world, but the angle simply isn’t over. Period.

-Andrade was shown with Zelina Vega backstage. The show then went to break. (c)

-Out of the break, Andrade made his entrance. As he walked down the ramp, Zelina Vega spoke and said that everyone on the Raw roster was in danger. Vega addressed his opponent, Sin Cara, and questioned whether the audience knew what Sin Cara meant. She told them and said it meant “without a face.” Vega then said that Sin Cara would be leaving Raw without a victory because nobody could defeat Andrade. From there, Sin Cara made his entrance. Once he got to the ring, the bell rang, and the match began.

Heydorn’s Analysis: The Andrade gimmick is still relatively cold. Especially compared to where it was coming out of NXT. That said, Zelina Vega still gives it added credibility. Andrade has the in-ring chops, but Vega will be what takes him to the main event level should he get there. 

(3) ANDRADE vs. SIN CARA

Cara connected with some high flying offense including a running suicide dive as the match began. Andrade took over soon after with a handful of strikes and offensive maneuvers. Eventually, Sin Cara countered Andrade and took him down with a hurricanrana. The move caused Andrade to roll out of the ring. Seeing that, Cara jumped off of the top rope and connected with a moonsault as the show went to commercial break. (c)

Out of the break, the action continued with Sin Cara owning the upper hand. He tried for a senton bomb, but missed when Andrade rolled out of the way. After, Andrade smashed him into the ring post and followed that with his running knee attack, but Cara countered it. Instead, Andrade connected with a suplex and covered, but only got a two count. Out of the pin, Andrade hit a series of three vertical suplexes and covered, but only got a two count. After that pin, Andrade climbed to the top rope. Sin Cara met him up there, but Andrade knocked him off. Both men battled until Cara connected with a sunset flip powerbomb off the third rope. Cara covered, but only got a two count. Out of the pin, Andrade connected with his running double knee strike and covered, but only for a two count. In the end, Vega got involved and distracted Sin Cara. She then connected with a hurricanrana on him before Andrade hit the Hammerlock DDT for the 1,2,3 win.

WINNER: Andrade via pinfall

Heydorn’s Analysis: Nothing wrong with the match itself. It was well paced and action packed for the most part. That said, Sin Cara got a ton of offense in on Andrade after being a perennial loser for a long time on the roster. If Andrade is going to be a focus, he needs proper booking that defines him as such. Going  50/50 with Sin Cara isn’t the answer.

-After the match, Humberto Carrillo was interviewed backstage. He put over Andrade and said he was future Universal Champion unless he gets the belt first. He said he would be a respectful champion and not like Seth Rollins. He then walked off as the show went to break. (c)

Heydorn’s Analysis: Not a great showing from Carrillo. He flubbed some words and the comment about Seth Rollins seemed out of place at best. Carrillo has the in-ring skill, but just like on 205 Live, he needs to pair that in-ring ability with a solid character that the audience can relate to. 

-Out of the break, the Street Profits were shown backstage. They addressed what the OC said about them and mocked them for doing the too sweet hand symbol after making fun of A.J’s hair. From there, they said they would make history and main event Raw for the first time ever. Ford asked and tried to guess who their partner would be in the match, but was told it was a secret. In the end, they seriously looked into the camera and said they wanted the smoke.

Heydorn’s Analysis: Well done. Serious. That’s what we need to see out of this team. Great stuff.

-After the interview with the Street Profits, R-Truth was shown hiding backstage. Then, the Bollywood Boys distracted him and pinned him to become the new 24-7 Champions. From there, the announce team ran down the Crown Jewel card.

-When they finished, the Viking Raiders made their entrance. As they did, a highlight video aired that recapped their victory over Roode and Ziggler last week for the Raw Tag Team Championships. They posed in the ring as the show went to commercial break. (c)

-Out of the break, Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder were interviewed backstage. Ryder said that they were grateful for their upcoming opportunity and that this would start a winning streak. They joked about getting pyro with their entrance before walking down to the ring. Once they got there, the bell rang, and the match began.

(4) THE VIKING RAIDERS vs. CURT HAWKINS & ZACK RYDER

The Viking Raiders dominated out of the gate and hit a series of double team moves on both Ryder and Hawkins. Ivar hit Hawkins with a flying suicide dive before rolling back into the ring. There he tagged Erick into the match and he kept up the momentum until Ryder connected with a chin breaker that he followed with a dropkick. From there, he and Hawkins hit a double team and covered, but only got a two count. In the end, after some back and forth action, the Viking Raiders connected with the Viking Experience on Hawkins for the 1,2,3 win.

WINNER: Viking Raiders via pinfall

Heydorn’s Analysis: Essentially a squash match and certainly a showcase for the Viking Raiders. Smart. They need to stay protected and have quickly become one of the most credible tag teams in the WWE. That doesn’t mean much since it’s WWE we’re talking about and their history with tag teams is sub par at best. This is a step in the right direction though. Well done. 

-After the match, Lana and Lashley were shown in the restaurant. A manager approached them and asked them to leave because he didn’t want trouble and heard that Rusev was heading there. Lashley laughed it off and said that Rusev didn’t have the balls to show up and do anything. He then dismissed the manager as the show went to break. (c)

-Out of the break, Lashley and Rusev were shown in the restaurant again. Rusev walked in and started brawling with Lashley as Lana yelled. The brawl was short lived as restaurant security eventually broke the fight up. When the segment ended, the announcers commented and said that you couldn’t blame Rusev for what he did.

Heydorn’s Analysis: I suppose, but that didn’t work. If you’re taking this story at face value, they payoff of Rusev getting his hands on Lashley needed to come in the live environment where the audience could react in real-time and genuinely. That said, this came off as a minor league Jerry Springer scene at best. Who does this actually appeal to?

-Rey Mysterio made his entrance. As he walked down the ramp, the announce team quickly highlighted why Mysterio was in a sling before promoting the Crown Jewel match between Brock Lesnar and Cain Velasquez. From there, Rey grabbed a microphone and spoke. He said that he’s been training Cain Velasquez so he could beat Brock Lesnar at Crown Jewel. He then said he took a break from training to tell the audience “thank you.” He thanked them for him, his son, and his entire family. He said that the outpouring of love and support that he’s received has humbled him. Rey then said that the audience and the WWE Universe is his family. He then said that everyone would celebrate together once Cain Velasquez beats “that bastard” Brock Lesnar at Crown Jewel.

Heydorn’s Analysis: Choppy and disjointed, but passionate. If nothing else, Rey brings that to his promos and it works to hook the audience. 

From there, Paul Heyman interuppted and questioned whether or not Rey Mysterio would speak the same words if Brock Lesnar was there in person. Heyman then delivered a message to Rey and said that Cain Velasquez would not beat Brock Lesnar again. He said that Lesnar wakes up every day and sees the scars that Velasquez left on him. He said Lesnar has been salivating for nine years at the opportunity for revenge and that opportunity would present itself at Crown Jewel. Heyman yelled at Rey and Rey yelled back before Shelton Benjamin interuppted. Shelton questioned why Cain Velasquez was getting an opportunity at Brock Lesnar over him. In response, Shelton said that he had a secret and that his buddy was Brock Lesnar. He said he trained him and roomed with him and called Brock Lesnar his family. He said nobody knows Brock better than he does. Rey said that Shelton had everything backwards but Shelton disagreed. He started to push Rey and said that “isn’t this how it works?” “Push Rey Mysterio and get a title shot?” Shelton continued to push Rey until Cain Velasquez walked out to a big reaction from the audience. Cain got into the ring and stared Shelton down. Shelton tried to attack, but Cain stopped him and took him down to the mat. Cain through some punches and locked in a sleeper hold before tossing Shelton out of the ring. Then, Velasquez and Mysterio stared at Benjamin as the show went to break.

Heydorn’s Analysis: The angle was setup nicely and it paid off with an impactful reaction to the Cain Velasquez appearance. Cain’s performance was worse than atrocious. His takedown on Shelton looked weak and overtly cautious while his punches looked as if he was play fighting with a toddler. If this is a sign of things to come, the Crown Jewel match is in trouble. 

-Seth Rollins was interviewed backstage. Rollins said that the Fiend has gotten inside his head, but that he is in the head of the Fiend as well. Rollins called the Fiend different and said that there was an aura about him that he couldn’t explain. He said that once you step in the ring with the Fiend, you’re changed forever. Rollins then walked out of the shot and confronted Humberto Carrillo. He said he heard him earlier and explained that he needed to burn down the firefly funhouse. He said that is part of being a champion and that he would do it again if he had to. From there, Rollins said he admired Carrillo’s goal of becoming champion and challenged to him to a match. The show then went to break. (c)

Out of the break, a clip aired of WWE’s involvement in a parade in Saudi Arabia which included an appearance by the Undertaker. From there, Seth Rollins made his entrance. As he did, the announce team hyped his match at Crown Jewel against the Fiend.

Heydorn’s Analysis: Shameful. The Saudi Arabia clip wasn’t overt propaganda, but if you read between the lines, it was propaganda nonetheless. Tone deaf on the part of WWE and the Undertaker in tying his appearances to this regime instead of his loyal fans – amongst a slew of other issues.

Once Rollins hit the ring, Carrillo walked out to a small reaction. He walked down the ramp and once he got into the ring, the bell rang, and the match began.

(5) SETH ROLLINS vs. HUMBERTO CARRILLO

The match started and Carrillo quickly got the upper hand with a series of high flying moves. Rollins took over and beat Carrillo up on the outside of the ring. From there, the show went to break. (c)

Out of the break, the action continued. Rollins had control of the match and called Carrillo kid before saying that he was out of his league as he beat him down in the middle of the ring.

Heydorn’s Analysis: Rollins showing some heel characteristics and the announce team is talking about them. A rarity for WWE, but I’ll take it.

Carrillo battled back and connected with a spring board kick and a rolling hip toss. From there, he hit a corkscrew dive over the top rope and followed that with a dropkick that Rollins countered into the Falcon Arrow. After, Rollins made the cover, but only got a two count. Out of the pin, Rollins hit a springboard knee strike and covered again, but got a two count. Out of that pin, Rollins hit Carrillo with a buckle bomb and followed with a superkick. He covered, but got a two count. After the pin, Rollins smirked before cuing up the Stomp to a booing audience. He went for the Stomp, but Carrillo rolled him up for a two count to counter. Out of the pin, Carrillo connected with a DDT and then a top rope moonsault. After, he made the cover, but got a two count. Out of the pin, Carrillo went to the top rope and tried for a moonsault again. This time, Rollins countered and hit the Stomp for the 1,2,3 win.

WINNER: Rollins via pinfall

Heydorn’s Analysis: A good match that protected Carrillo even in the clean loss. The heel moments for Rollins are the major takeaway. Not only that he did them, but that the announcers discussed them and made it a focal point for the audience to notice. Plays well into the story that the Fiend has rented out some space in Seth’s head.  

-After the match, Rollins shook Carrillo’s hand before walking up the ramp. From there, the OC was shown walking backstage as the show went to commercial break. (c)

-Out of the break, R-Truth was shown walking backstage. He spotted the Bollywood Boys and rolled up one of them for a pin, but it was the wrong one. From there, the announce team plugged that a brand new Firefly Funhouse would air on SmackDown. After, the Street Profits made their entrance to a good reaction from the crowd. They walked through the crowd as they headed to the ring and held up their red solo cups.

Heydorn’s Analysis: When not being cast down as hype men on Raw, both Dawkins and Ford have an aura of star power about them. See this entrance as exhibit A. Good stuff. 

-After the Street Profits, the OC walked out. They stood at the top of the ramp until Styles spoke and questioned where the third person was on team Street Profits. Styles joked, but said that nobody wanted to join them once they saw how badly they’d get beaten up by the OC. From there, Styles played the clip of them beating up both Ford and Dawkins last week. After the recap clip, the OC finished their entrance as the show went to break. (c)

Out of the break, the bell rang, and the match began.

(6) GALLOWS & ANDERSON w/A.J. Styles vs. THE STREET PROFITS

Heydorn’s Analysis: So, if this is a two on two match. Why do the Street Profits need the special partner to begin with. The reason for that person was that they didn’t want to be a man down against a full OC team. What gives here?

Ford and Dawkins took the momentum out of the gate. Dawkins connected with a flying shoulder tackle on Gallows. He held control until Gallows took over after connecting with a back elbow strike. From there, Gallows and Anderson held control and tagged in and out of the match to remain fresh. Eventually, Dawkins tagged Ford into the match and he snatched the momentum back for his team. He connected with a flying clothesline, but then lost the momentum due to a Styles interruption which caused Ford to get crushed with a boot from Gallows. As he laid on the mat on the outside of the ring, the show went to commercial break. (c)

Out of the break, the OC maintained control of the match over Montez Ford. Ford tried to make the tag, but was stopped by Gallows who tossed him across the ring instead. Gallows followed with a kick to the gut before tagging Anderson back into the match. Anderson made a cover, but only got a two count. Out of the pin, Anderson locked in a sleeper hold which grounded Ford. Eventually, Ford made the hot tag to Dawkins. Dawkins hit an uppercut on Anderson before connecting with a dropkick on Gallows. From there, Dawkins connected with a spinning splash in the corner before making another tag to Ford. Ford climbed to the top rope, but was knocked off balance by Gallows. With the referee turned, Styles pushed Ford off of the top rope and right into a spinebuster by Anderson. Then, Anderson tossed Ford out of the ring and AJ tried to attack him again. This time, the referee saw and tried to eject him. Styles argued and Kevin Owens ran out to a big pop to help make the save. Owens hit Styles with a Stunner which distracted Anderson in the ring. From there, Dawkins hit him with the Sky High before Ford hit the Frog Splash for the 1,2,3 win.

WINNER: Street Profits via pinfall

-After the match, the Street Profits celebrated with the fans and Kevin Owens smiled at the top of the ramp as the show faded to black.

Heydorn’s Analysis: Really good main event segment. Both Kevin Owens and the Street Profits were highlighted properly and came off as star acts because of their framing. In addition, storylines between the OC and the Street Profits with Kevin Owens still have legs moving forward. A big night for the Street Profits in particular. They shed the comedy when they needed to and put in a serious performance that portrays them as serious athletes. The crowd was eating out of the palm of their hand too. Good stuff. 


NOW CHECK OUT LAST WEEK’S REPORT: HEYDORN’S WWE RAW REPORT 10/14: Alt Perspective coverage of the live show including night two of the WWE draft, Lynch vs. Charlotte, Fury vs. Strowman contract signing, and more

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