This edition of Raw was apparently pre-taped as the crew tours Australia, Asia and South Africa. If you're the type to read the dirt sheets you already knew exactly what was going to happen. You could have probably amazed friends and family if they weren't smartened up, predicting exactly what was going to happen throughout the night.
That might have been fun!
Me? I'm not a big fan of spoilers. I don't want to know what's going to happen—it's still real to me dang it.
The big story Monday night was the Daniel Bryan era entering its second week. Could the newly minted main eventer maintain momentum?
It was hit and miss. In a classic WWE microphone battle, Bryan managed to hold his own against an energized Vince McMahon. He wasn't perfect, but there's still time for him to find his rhythm.
Then, Bryan had a rare misfire in the ring, only getting an average match out of Kane. There wasn't anything wrong with his match. But there wasn't a single moment worth remembering.
Working in the main event is a different beast than the midcard. Bryan has excelled with a comedy character, but as the stakes get higher, he'll need to show different facets of his personality. He's a work in progress as a performer. Monday night, I'd give him a solid "B."
The good news? The crowd seemed solidly behind him. If he can keep the people with him, he'll get the time he needs to adjust to the main event scene.
Of course, unlike last week, Bryan wasn't the only performer on the card. I graded every major interview and match over the course of the entire three hours. Disagree with my judgements? Sorry, they are official and binding. But you can let me hear it in the comments.