WWE Raw results, recap, reactions (Dec. nine, 2019): Burned – Cageside Seats


Seth Rollins is a lousy man now and it is all your fault, enthusiasts.

…Which is Rollins’ excuse for his actions, at the very least. And whether or not he’s getting truthful about his dealings with the AOP or not, who cares? He’s heading to be definitely pleasurable to despise.

Rollins initial showed up by interrupting the Viking Raiders and Road Income following they had had a match and were being accomplishing the viking equivalent of shaking hands, I guess, by bumping forearms. He rushed down to the ring, apologizing to two teams for chopping their moment quick, but he just had to get some thing off his chest. The 4 adult men gave him appears to be of disgust before walking away.

Rollins needed to plead his situation to Owens when once again: He wasn’t the poor male, here. He wasn’t fraternizing with the AOP, nor was he controlling them. And when Kevin Owens showed up to as soon as once more get in touch with Rollins on his mopey, whiny frame of mind, Rollins was brief to issue fingers and endeavor psychological blackmail: “Fine, Kevin! I’ll just go away then given that nothing at all will encourage you that I’m on your facet.”

I wager Lana’s going to commence taking notes from Rollins on causing emotional turmoil.

Owens had a large amount on his plate with this display, too. He experienced numerous backstage segments in his search for the AOP. He had a actually funny 1 with Mojo Rawley and inherited a steel pipe from Rey Mysterio. And in the finish, he discovered a black van backstage and was assaulted by the AOP.

They defeat him down motioned to the back again of the van, the place a crouched figure sat up and took the hood off their head. Can you guess who it was? It was the shock of the century, enable me explain to you.

Seth Rollins.

Rollins strike Owens with a suppress stomp on to the concrete floor prior to heading back out into the arena to give a tiny speech. Rollins as soon as yet again denied obtaining anything at all to do with the AOP in advance of this exhibit, and expressed frustrations with the way he’s been treated by the lovers. He thinks he’s finished everything right and continue to can not recognize why every person doesn’t really like him effectively.

And if you look at his heel convert by means of that lens, even teaming up with the AOP is exciting. He’s primarily produced a new three-guy group and hey, we all cherished him in his preceding three-man group, proper?

This has really been a truly enjoyment storyline – just one with some depth and intriguing free ends. It is bought a great deal of probable going forward as properly. Seth, I’m heading to actually delight in hating you.


Hand down, Person down

Sooooo…do you think Charlotte and Becky Lynch have figured out their lesson? Have they realized hubris doesn’t equate to actually becoming in a position to achieve impossible duties like having on Asuka and Kairi Sane solitary-handedly?

Likely not, if we’re staying sincere, but at the very least they’re heading to staff up now.

I was a little bit essential of the Charlotte/Kabuki Warriors match past 7 days, but I like it better in hindsight, especially given that Lynch attempted the similar matter. Charlotte and Lynch are so emotionally guarded. You know what? For My Hero Academia followers, they are like Todoroki and Bakugo. One’s genetically top-quality, one’s…quick to anger, to say the the very least, and neither can categorical feelings in any significant way.

So they do dumb factors like obstacle individuals to fights that they are unable to earn. But hey, at the very least they’ll present the other an ice pack!

This was one more exciting match, at the quite minimum since aggressive handicap matches are not exceptionally common in the WWE. Lynch posted on Twitter reminding absolutely everyone of the Royal Rumble when Asuka beat her, and Lynch wanted to get some payback. And in the end, the Kabuki Warriors valued producing suffering about the gain. Asuka acquired disqualified for hitting Lynch with a chair, and they set the Male as a result of a desk for very good measure.

Asuka and Sane conquer Charlotte up backstage as well, just due to the fact they could. And then they challenged the two to problemthemfor their Championships in TLC.

Two teams that definitely detest every other. I’m in.


Divorce Courtroom with Jerry Springer Lawler

On a single hand, I can recognize elements of the Lana/Rusev feud.

Lana has these tiny times where by she is just…so hateable. She pouts when the group cheers Rusev, she preens when the notice is effectively directed on to her. This entire pet and pony clearly show is her development and was deliberately crafted to be all about her and not only that, she does each and every small issue to make you try to remember that actuality, from signing the deal initial to demanding the dog in the divorce. It’s about successful for her.

And which is why Rusev’s cheery disposition definitely ticks her off. He’s accomplishing the 1 issue that can actually upset her at this level, which would make it effortless to cheer him when he’s “winning.”

So…if you bottled that facet of this storyline and added it to some thing drastically greater? You might essentially have something partaking and entertaining. The trouble, on the other hand, is the truth that everything further than that one particular dynamic is absolute trash. From the stupidity of the story – how the hell is a divorce supposed to be finalized in a wrestling ring? WithJerry Lawlermediating, of all men and women?! – to the similarly idiotic “I’ll sign these papers only if I get a match with Bobby Lashley” stipulation, it’s just poor. It is an insult to storytelling in common, a mockery of storyline cohesion.

Here’s a small viewers participation, Cageside, so solution these queries in the opinions underneath: What would you phone “winning” for Rusev in this feud? His spouse is trying to do almost everything he can to make his daily life miserable – from dishonest on him with Bobby Lashley to taking the dog in the divorce.

So what’s a get right here? I’d argue the only way to win is to get out of this poisonous connection and set it all driving him. In its place, he’s fighting Lashley like beating that dude does just about anything to resolve this mess.

No! It can make it worse, dude!Just stroll away!!!

I really don’t have the electrical power for this feud any more.


The Rest

Rey Mysterio def. AJ Styles– Actually enjoyable main celebration that featured The OC exhibiting how they can really make a variation in a match. Sad to say, their change was negated by Randy Orton’s existence in the close. Orton slipped into the ring as Variations went to pin Mysterio, distracting him until finally Mysterio could reverse it into a roll up.

Orton’s shifting presence on this display has been fun these days. This may be just one of his ideal stints as a face.

Drew McIntyre def. Matt Hardy

Viking Raiders def. Avenue Earnings– This was a rather quick match, but that kind of demonstrates wherever the Raiders are at on the totem pole on Raw right now. The Revenue also did a Weekend Update knockoff later on in the present that was mildly amusing.

Oh, you thought the Wild Card was finished?– Owens slapped Rawley backstage for getting a troll, so Rawley apparently acquired the major troll of all to aid depict him.

Sami Zayn apparently filed for a managerial license to liberate people he deems deserving on either roster. He experimented with to speak Owens into an apology for Rawley, but Mojo caught his foot in his mouth. Owens hit him with a Stunner in response.

Aleister Black def. Akira Tozawa– These weekly Tozawa matches are brilliant. He does this sort of a excellent task of generating those people he wrestles appear to be like a big deal. His Black Mass promote was so great.

My only concern is that all he’s performing suitable now is shedding a match just about every 7 days. He requires to select up some wins and have a little bit of a story if these losses are heading to do their task above the very long haul.

Humberto Carrillo def. Andrade– Hey – a facial area discovered a way to overcome Zelina’s attempts to cheat! Get notes, wrestlers.

Entertaining match. Might ought to discover a online video of the highlights to this a single.

Buddy Murphy def. Zack Ryder– Murphy’s primed choose a combat with Black at TLC. This feud hasn’t experienced tons of develop, but the match at the PPV ought to be exceptional.

Erick Rowan vs. Neighborhood Expertise ends in a no contest– The jobber experimented with to steal a gain by snatching Rowan’s cage and managing with it as the ref counted. Rowan caught him, on the other hand, and committed unspeakable functions of violence on the jobber’s particular person.

No touchie cage, people.


Outside of the Rusev/Lana things, I liked this episode. It had some great stories and wrestling. My only problems are that very little was truly great and that they attempted to things a great deal onto the display. I feel like I’ve prepared 5,000 words trying to mention it all.

Quality: B-

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