The Best Moment of RAW (2/1/2016)

Scott Kolich

Mr. X is still sick, and because of it, I received another emergency request to bail him out. He’s in no condition to be writing for the masses, and I’m happy to step in again. So here I am, about to break down three hours of Monday Night Raw into the three best moments of the night. In case you guys missed it, the episode was average.

Raw on the Road to WrestleMania usually starts setting scenes, and this was no different. Before we take the off ramp to The Showcase of the Immortals, there is this little match at the Fastlane PPV to determine the #1 contender, and the man who will go onto ‘Mania to face Triple H for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. You know, no big deal.

The competitors are Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Brock Lesnar, the 1 in 22 and 1. The first moment of the night came when the Lunatic Fringe hit the ring and interrupted the opening segment of the show featuring the Beast and his Advocate, Paul Heyman.

Dean came out and stood face to face, and said you can beat the hell outta me, but I am a fighter. The best moment of this exchange comes with Dean saying take me to Suplex City (as seen in this clip below).

The second best moment of the night was the segment of Miz TV, featuring guest star, AJ Styles. After not being allowed to get a word in edgewise, as The Miz ran his mouth to sell the hell out of AJ, The Awesome One then went too far. This caused The Phenomenal One to pounce and beat the ever-loving hell out of him. Which, as Miz would say, was AWWWWWWWEEESOMEEEEE!!!

Finally, I’m a little torn on the last moment, so I’m going to pick two. First, I’m a sucker for a good superkick and Kevin Owens hit a BEAUTIFUL one on Dolph Ziggler.

Perfection (Courtesy of
Perfection (Courtesy of

Then, the true final moment of the night came after the main event, when The Beast Incarnate responded to Ambrose’s prodding from the earlier in the show by coming out and giving him the F5.

The 11th Commandment: Thou shalt not intentionally provoke Brock Lesnar (Courtesy of
Here’s what happens when you break the 11th Commandment: Thou shalt not intentionally provoke Brock Lesnar (Courtesy of

Please join us next week as hopefully Mr. X can make his return to action, and we will again break down three hours of RAW into the very best it had to offer.