Get the latest WWE news, photos, rankings, lists and more on Bleacher Report. WWE Raw Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from June 10 If they aren't exclusively working Live for the rest of the year, the trio better get . WWE Raw Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from May 6 the proceedings and claimed Reigns went to SmackDown Live to avoid him.
It's time for the reunion. Some of the biggest names in the business had already booked their tickets. It was an easy bet to trust that bringing in familiar names would spark interest. However, it did pose a risk. If WWE could not capitalize on the added attention, those returning fans would be wasted.
Ratings boosts for one week wouldn't be enough. The new stars had to get a lift from the legends. This left fascinating questions for Raw Reunion. How would some of the biggest acts in the business be used on this one night? Who would benefit from working with these legends most?
Would the night be able to build up what matters or reinforce the sad state of the current product? John Cena opened the show to talk up how much he still cares about WWE. The Usos interrupted to challenge The Doctor of Thuganomics to drop some rhymes. Cena acquiesced for a moment, but he quickly decided he was done. Jimmy and Jey weren't, though, as they brought out Rikishi. However, after Dawson got distracted by Rikishi staring down D-Von at ringside, he walked into a superkick and a splash for the loss.
This was a fun way to start and balance out the focus on young stars and legends. Cena got the show rolling but quickly handed the baton to The Usos and The Revival, who got some tag team legends in their corners for their match. Thanks to the picture-in-picture addition to Raw, which had become a staple of SmackDown Live, the wrestling wasn't rushed or awkwardly stopped and restarted.
The two teams did good work together and hopefully set up another great title clash. Renee Michelle interrupted the conversation to distract Carmella, and Drake Maverick rolled up Truth to steal the title. As Maverick attempted to escape, The Boogeyman scared him into falling into position for Pat Patterson to pin him.
Gerald Brisco then took down Patterson to win the title, but Kelly Kelly caught him with a low blow to quickly become champ. Melina revealed a referee shirt to set up Candice Michelle to pin Kelly. Alundra Blayze then choked out Michelle to cause another quick title change. Maverick caught DiBiase in his limousine to regain the championship.
Truth finally caught the Live general manager on his way out with a roll-up and ran off with the title and Maverick's wife. Truth def. Maverick; Patterson def. Maverick; Brisco def. Patterson; Kelly def. Brisco; Michelle def. Kelly; Blayze def.
Michelle; DiBiase def. Blayze; Maverick def. DiBiase; Truth def. This was as stupid as ever in the best way possible. It also proved Truth and Maverick are still carrying the story. Renee has taken to Maverick's story and is helping him regain the title, but Truth has now run off with his rival's wife.
The Scot let his anger and frustration simmer until he got to the ring. He cut off Cedric Alexander on the entrance ramp and beat him down before hitting him with a reverse Alabama Slam onto the apron. This was a smart way to keep this feud moving without quickly cutting off Alexander's momentum. It would have been a waste to have the two quickly wrestle again. This now feels personal, even if this type of storytelling feels overdone.
Alexander has ticked off The Scottish Psychopath, but it will be more interesting to see how the former cruiserweight champion responds to McIntyre. This is his chance to take a massive leap forward like only he can. Christian joined commentary, and Lilian Garcia returned to the announcer position for this next match.
In a pretaped interview before the bout, The Viking Raiders promised to wipe out everyone in their path. Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder did their best to ground and isolate Erik and Ivar from each other early, but they would not be denied. The commentators played this off like a first meeting when these teams have fought multiple times already.
Ryder and Hawkins were treated much the same as the enhancement stars Erik and Ivar have been recently running through. Hopefully, the Raiders will graduate soon to competition that will give them a challenge. They've shown how impressive they are. Now they need to show how great they can be. Samoa Joe ran down Raw Reunion as a nostalgia trip before using the opening segment as an example.
The two quickly threw out words and began to brawl. The Samoan Submission Specialist was ready to retreat and fight another day until Reigns called him a coward. Joe relied on the damage he inflicted before the match, but The Big Dog got a second wind. He escaped the Coquina Clutch and landed a Spear for the win. This was a good segment and match between two great performers.
They have done so much better work together that meant so much more, but this was a way to keep both men on TV while reminding everyone of their situation. If The Samoan Submission Specialist had retreated, it might have hinted at a rivalry Joe could benefit from. If Joe had won even by nefarious means, it would have helped him keep his momentum. Instead, Reigns walked out with the victory, and none of it mattered.
This was far too bland for the talent involved. Miz did not even need to be involved for it to work. Rollins just repeated his talking points from past promos on Lesnar. This would have been a perfect moment for a legend to get involved and talk up The Architect or question whether Rollins could defeat Lesnar twice.
Sami Zayn interrupted the legends' party backstage to call out all the has-beens. Rey Mysterio took offense before the two almost came to blows. Slaughter, Angle and The Hurricane came out. Mysterio lost all momentum when he was beaten by Bobby Lashley in his return, and this was not the way to get it back.
It felt more like a way to embarrass Zayn again. These two could have a good rivalry, but neither is being treated as a big enough deal for that to happen. This was just a way to again silence the naysayers about the legends reunion.
Jerry Lawler took a guest spot on commentary, and he watched as Seth Rollins struggled early to keep up with AJ Styles inside the squared circle and Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson at ringside. Triple H and Shawn Michaels marched to the ring to even the odds for The Architect against the trio, who are now going under the new name of The O.
As Rollins started to take back the match, Gallows and Anderson stormed the ring to cause a disqualification. Afterward, The O. The combined forces sent The O. This was a disappointing use of two of WWE's best. Repeated interference made this more of a tease than a true match. Eventually, we'll get Rollins vs. Styles again, but this week wasn't the week for that.
The use of all these legends in one segment only served to embarrass a stable that just got rebranded. This should be the most dominant trio on the red brand, but they were sent running by a bunch of guys who can barely walk. After just a few seconds of showing the clip, the lights went out, and Bray Wyatt laid out the Hardcore Legend with the Mandible Claw.
This was short, sweet and to the point. Wyatt got another chance to stand out in memorable fashion, and Foley seemed to be passing on the Mandible Claw to The Fiend. The two SummerSlam opponents got into a war of words and began brawling.
They were separated by officials after several minutes. Backstage, The Queen of Harts called out The Man as ungrateful and disrespectful, promising to take her down a peg when she wins the Raw Women's Championship. While this rivalry has not earned this level of animosity, it was the rare segment on Raw Reunion that looked forward.
Lynch and Natalya's rivalry was made out to be the only thing that mattered as much as the legends. Hopefully, this continues to build the expectation that these two hate each other and will not take the match easy. Natalya needs this spotlight to even remotely feel like she's on Lynch's level. He destroyed a young local competitor, hitting a big boot then a running powerslam to take the win.
Why is The Monster Among Men squashing jobbers? The answer is WWE somehow has nothing for him.
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