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WWE Raw Review: Daniel Bryan, Kane, Ric Flair, and More

Alfred KonuwaFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 4, 2017

WWE Raw was a forgettable go-home show for a strong pay-per-view in front of a surprisingly weak old-school crowd. Stunts like Bray Wyatt’s WrestleMania-caliber walkout with a children’s choir—while received coolly by a bad crowd—was effective in furthering the Cena-Bray Wyatt feud.

The Kane-Daniel Bryan feud also took a turn for the bizarre, when Kane—coming from underneath the ring—nearly kidnapped Bryan’s bride Brie Bella. WWE did Bryan no favors having him stand ringside during an under-promoted Divas match for a poorly booked title.

Meanwhile, the tag team division received a boost in booking, as the Usos successfully defended against Rybaxl. This was an excellent match with a good story that benefited from Rybaxl being billed a credible threat last week on Raw. 

Cesaro’s theme music makes him seem like anything but a credible threat and his shades-of-gray booking have hurt his character as of late. Headed into a lackluster triple threat match against RVD and Jack Swagger, the King of Swing will be most in need of a win. 

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