WRESTLING RECAP: Playtime Williams breaks down WWE Raw from 04/25/16

Last updated: April 27, 2016

Originally published: April 27, 2016

( - WWE Pay Per View (PPV) Payback is in 6 days away.  This particular RAW was decent but barely above average.   I truly did not expect much considering that their PPV was so close to showtime.

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Some things I still need to happen in the WWE Universe:

  1. Bring back the Cruiser Weight Division
  2. Make all the matches mean something to some sort of belt or rivalry.  
  3. Show more of the roster.  You guys recycle the same talent too much.
  4. You may wish to consider bringing the Diva's division full circle and have them with Tag Title belts, lightweight belts, etc. 
  5. The Tag Team Division is starting to look better than the singles division.  Get more people graduated from NXT and get that division showcased more. 

Here are the highlights of the show:

AirDate: Monday, April 25, 2016
Location: Hartford, CT
Commentators:  JBL, Micheal Cole and Byron Saxton

New Rating scale:  1- Forgettable match; 2 - Normal/average;       3 - Decent to good moments match; 4 - Great Match;              5 - Potential classic


A quick video recap of the matches and who won:

The cheat notes (For a full recap, watch the proceeding video after the cheat notes):

  • A phenomenal forearm ends the match against Sheamus and gives AJ Styles the win. Match Rating (MR): 3

  • Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson have a dominant win over The Usos.  MR: 3

  • Sami Zayn sneaks in a roll up pin to get a victory over Rusev.  MR: 3

  • Apollo Crews gets an aerial win over Stardust.  MR: 3

  • Natalya makes Emma tap in a short match.  MR: 2

  • Damien Sandow and Baron Corbin match doesn't start because Dolph Ziggler attacks Corbin during his entrance.  MR: 2

  • A well timed spear gives Roman Reigns a pin victory over Alberto Del Rio.  MR: 3

My recap and thoughts on tonight's show including cutaway scenes in between matches:


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