The latest episode of WWE Raw featured as many misses as it did hits as the company attempts to build for the big Royal Rumble event.
The latest episode of WWE Raw, eminating from Tulsa, Oklahoma, continued to build up stories for the upcoming Royal Rumble event.
As such, the show saw new wrestlers declare for the match as well as stakes being added to other feuds. The result of this was a show that was both hit and miss.
The main event of the show was a perfect example of this. Seth Rollins and Bobby Lashley are both in high-profile matches for the Rumble. So when their match was announced, a disqualification finish seemed inevitable.
And that is exactly what happened. The Usos ran in from the crowd and superkicked Rollins, handing him the DQ win. So a perfectly good match ended in predictably poor fashion.
— WWE (@WWE) January 18, 2022
In theory, it would have made more sense to have both face different competitors to build them up for their matches. This did no one any favours whatsoever.
Lets check out how the rest of the show went.
Raw’s biggest issue right now is that its a mixed bag. Some segments hit home whereas just as many are misses. And it does nothing to make the Rumble feel special, which it is.