WWE Raw outcomes, recap, reactions (Dec. 2, 2019): Insincerity – Cageside Seats


This episode of Uncooked was quite significantly a bunch of squash matches and Seth Rollins currently being the most insincere jerk in the world. That very last bit, at minimum, is amazing.

Essentially, that is not the greatest way to explain how he sounds. He sounds sincere more than enough, but only until finally you see how he’s environment it up so that he can whine and participate in the victim.

Right after berating the Uncooked locker place previous 7 days, Rollins took a week of radio silence to appear back again as a humbled “leader.” He made the decision to say “we” in its place of “you” when chatting about how Uncooked was terrible at Survivor Collection. He also argued that we need to all preserve in mind how he was so very courageous to discuss from the coronary heart – y’know, in spite of sounding like a colossal jerk.

(Just so you know, Cagesiders, for your personal life…speaking the “truth” is not an justification to say mean things.)

Even the way Rollins ditched Kevin Owens was established up to whine about his lot in life. “Ooh, I attempted my most effective to apologize and he just wouldn’t listen! I’m damned if I do and damned if I really don’t!” Rollins, c’mon person. If you are a leader, you ought to be ready to empathize with Owens and how he has to continue to keep his guard up. And strolling out on the guy like that was essentially providing AOP the environmentally friendly light to assault him – even if you aren’t in cahoots with these two.

I beloved how smart Owens was about that situation, by the way. The AOP desired to fight Rollins and Owens and Kev just basically threw his palms up and claimed, “Nah I’m fantastic. This ends with me having beat to a pulp whichever way you slice it.” No matter if Rollins is teaming with AOP now or not, you cannot consider the chance of teaming with the dude below these circumstances. If Rollins was basically innocent, he’d realize how sketchy items search right now and not keep any of this from Owens. Instead, he grandstands and helps make a major deal of being the victim.

Gimme a crack.

Owens fought Bobby Lashley rather, but not ahead of Lana tried using to speak over him. That did not go nicely for Lana I simply cannot try to remember what all Owens claimed, but his total and utter contempt for listening to her communicate was really relatable.

Positive ample the AOP interfered to disqualify Lashley, beating Owens up and dragging him off to god is aware of exactly where. Rollins’ conversation with the AOP this episode guaranteed appeared to imply that they are operating collectively, as did the “damned if I do” remark. If that is the standpoint, you may possibly as very well do the thing that gains you the most, correct?


The Squashes

Let’s see…by my rely, there have been five squash matches on this show. Which is about 3 as well several.

Drew McIntyre vs. Akira Tozawa was the initially, and it may possibly be a minor unfair to connect with this a squash, at the very least in the common feeling…but c’mon. There was no doubt who was winning. Toss in the truth that this match was completed in 5 minutes or significantly less, and I feel you are going to see it at least proves the level I’m attempting to make in this article.

Now considering the fact that this was the 1st squash-like match, I actually loved it. Tozawa is often excellent, and I’d appreciate to see him carve out at real storyline in the present at some point going forward.

The second squash was Aleister Black having down Tony Nese. I’m certain you can see a development of the 205 Are living guys becoming applied a selected way, here. They are getting far more offense in than a complete squash, but they’re speedily overwhelmed by the offense of a person WWE wishes to create.

Buddy Murphy was observing on backstage and interviewed soon after the match. Murphy stated that Black is also intensive and major, and suggested the guy to relax and remain awesome. Alrighty, Carlito. (Jokes apart, that dynamic may be genuinely fun in the future. Important phrase there, nevertheless, is upcoming.)

Andrade was out for his own squash following in opposition to Eric Young, about subsequent the same formulation as his regular matches. As an alternative of Zelina interfering, even so, he crotched Younger on the leading rope to set up for his Hammerlock DDT.

Erick Rowan wrecked No Way Jose and his get together line in document time after a person touched the burlap covering his mysterious cage. This has been a seriously amusing angle, but I’m almost certain I’ll be disappointed by the real expose. Can we just put off the expose for a few months by earning the cage improve and shrink in sizing or one thing? One particular day it is glowing, one working day it’s creating growling noises, just one day it’s oozing blood…

And ultimately, the Viking Raiders busted up some community expertise, as is their regular motif these times.

Squash matches are not a terrible thing. They support you – in idea – to possibly build a character or to aid contextualize how effective they are. Hell, squashes are utilized in all various kinds of storytelling, even if they go by various names. They were a issue on this show, nonetheless, for a number of factors.

To start with, the value of a squash arrives from its uniqueness. The greatest squash matches are going to have a thing happen that we have hardly ever noticed before. That is what produced Braun Strowman’s squash matches so good when he was obtaining recognized.

So how can anyone’s squash be exclusive when you’re getting more squashes on a clearly show than extended-kind, competitive matches?

Secondly, there’s a drag on the enjoyment they present. All of these squash matches imply “keep your eye on this person shifting ahead!” but…none of them have been all that entertaining onthispresent. It will make for an underwhelming view, which is the last thing you want when setting up stars, right?

I would have chosen one or two of these squash matches experienced been something else, one thing that formulated the motives and personalities of these new people. As for the relaxation, they essential far more to differentiate them from one a different.


The Relaxation

Lana and Bobby Lashley got arrested– Soon after Lashley fought with Owens, he had a promo to fundamentally say he has no plan what AOP are undertaking or who they’re performing for. Rusev ran by means of the crowd to beat Lashley up and still left with out the cops Lana had with her undertaking nearly anything to stop him. Lashley bumped just one of the cops in stress and acquired ‘cuffed. Lana slapped the other, and acquired place in cuffs as perfectly.

Stuff like this goes above way better than the things they were doing to establish the feud. And yes, the seriously appalling stuff served to get the crowds creating sounds for this feud, but there is nevertheless some important issues with how Lana is portrayed. It is…we definitely have to have a lot more from her than remaining some vapid, hollow character in 2019.

The Kabuki Warriors def. Charlotte –This was rather appealing from a storyline perspective, but I experienced some concerns with the true match. Essentially, Asuka has been trolling Charlotte with that environmentally friendly mist, appropriate? Which is been the most entertaining part of their feud to me so much.

Nicely, we got a long handicap match that highlighted no mist and plenty of times the place Charlotte virtually gained. That just appears to be odd to me. Asuka was a viciously dominant singles competitor as early as previous 12 months, and defeated Becky Lynch back again in January cleanly. It just looks odd that she and a teammate would struggle so mightily to defeat Charlotte, even if she’s offended and putting on the struggle of her lifetime.

…I actually consider the environmentally friendly mist would have helped right here. Even if it have been immediately after the bell, just to really rub some salt in the wound.

The OC def. Rey Mysterio, Ricochet, Humberto Carrillo –Okay Ricochet, shoot straight with me: You are making an attempt to confirm that Superheroes can be serious…how, specifically? What is the measurement of proving that? Profitable? Searching wonderful before struggling an inescapable defeat?

Randy Orton and Drew McIntyre may possibly or may not have a challenge – Guess we’ll discover out on the next episode of Dragonball Z WWE!

Tony Bush received the 24/7 Championship? –Is there a substantial crossover in WWE and NASCAR viewers that I wasn’t knowledgeable of?


I thought the initially hour was rather pleasurable, but the present tapered off in a major way after that.

Grade: C-

Your change!