Last night’s episode of Monday Night Raw was definitely not as tight as the first of the New Era. However, it still featured some good stuff. There was a Finn Balor and Seth Rollins segment, which really helped continue the idea of Seth and Finn having a rivalry akin to Woody and Buzz Lightyear from the first Toy Story film.
Then, later in the show, Seth took on Sami Zayn. That was obviously hot fire.
However, the titular dope moment doesn’t belong to any of the men I’ve mentioned. It belongs to Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman, Randy Orton, Mick Foley, and Stephanie McMahon. The Beast and His Advocate closed out the show.
Heyman cut his normal, amazing promo, ending with him claiming that Randy Orton wasn’t man enough to hit an RKO outta nowhere on Brock Lesnar. Of course, at that moment, The Viper slithered into the ring and hit a perfectly timed RKO on Lesnar. Paul Heyman played the moment perfectly, cowering in fear. After all, not everyone gets one over on The Man Who Conquered The Streak.
From there, referees and security filed to the ring to handle the situation (bounce Randy), but The Legend Killer booked it through the crowd. Stephanie McMahon and Mick Foley hit the ramp, too, yelling to get the SmackDown Live wrestler out of their arena. Hilarity struck soon after as security basically stood and watched Randy Orton pose with the crowd.
This prompted Stephanie to yell, “he’s posing, get him out of here!” It was really great. The whole segment was played perfectly. Made me much more interested in a Randy Orton vs. Brock Lesnar match at SummerSlam.
Even Brock played it well. At the end, he gave Randy a look that screamed, “you sneaky bastard. I can’t wait to murder you.”
PS: Wait! I almost forgot. Roman Reigns started a program with Rusev. That is perfect. The segment was good, and it looks like they’re going to brawl it out in whatever match they have. Hyped!
NOTE: The Roman Reigns bit starts after the finish of Mark Henry vs. Rusev.
Also, Sasha Banks, Charlotte, Chris Jericho, and Enzo Amore opened the show. The segment was a little long, but they all showed some great chemistry. I only mention it because Y2J did something that I loved. As a heel, he was on Charlotte’s side, and Enzo was on Sasha’s. At a point, something happened and the crowd started booing Charlotte. In response, Jericho covered her ears, so she wouldn’t hear.
So simple, but so great.
FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: Courtesy of WWE.com.