WWE is in a weird place. All too often the shows for which it asks fans to pay more than $50 disappoint in a major way. Fans walk away from the experience displeased, upset that the serialized storylines they hoped to see concluded continue on with no resolution in sight.
That's the nature of the beast. WWE is a weekly soap opera. Dramatic and compelling events happen weekly—but, in the end, nothing really changes.
Maybe that's why the Raws after a pay-per-view are so often a better viewing experience than the pay-per-view extravaganza itself. WWE isn't a "big fight" company. It's a television company. Weekly product, as it should be, is what it does best.
This edition of Raw was no exception. From the great main event between Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan on down, this show delivered the goods. In the ring, where a pay-per-view is supposed to shine, Raw outperformed Tables, Ladders & Chairs from top to bottom.
I've rated every major match and segment from A to F and added my own instant analysis. Disagree? Let me know in the comments.