This week’s Raw was the Elimination Chamber Preview. The show gave us three matches and one promo segment throughout the entire three hours.
Most of the time filled was for the Gauntlet match. All participants in the Men’s Chamber competed. The match took up two hours of Raw.
There were also two tag matches featuring The Bar taking on Titus Worldwide again. The other featured was the 6 Women’s tag match to help build for the Women’s Chamber match on Sunday.
So without further ado, here is the breakdown from last night’s Raw.
Braun Strowman def. The Miz, Finn Balor, Seth Rollins, John Cena, Roman Reigns and Elias in the Gauntlet Match.
Analysis: Definitely the highlight of this show. Seth Rollins competed in this for over an hour. He put on a hell of a show and broke the record for the longest time competing on Raw. The story told when Cena and Rollins faced off was great. How Seth was not giving up despite Cena dominating him the whole time. Shocking that Roman got eliminated early. However, it does show that he’s clearly winning this Sunday. How Miz reacted when Braun’s music hit was so classic as well. The camera caught his face at the right moment. This was also a different structure to the show by doing this so that’s another plus.
Asuka is interviewed and then attacked by Nia Jax.
Analysis: Okay segment. The fans didn’t seem too engaged in Asuka’s promo. Nia looked pretty strong here from this segment though.
Titus O’Neil and Apollo Crews def. The Bar
Analysis: Why is this still a thing? There really is no rivalry here and not that interesting of a tag feud.
Sasha Banks, Mickie James and Bayley def. Absolution and Alexa Bliss
Analysis: This match was okay. Felt like there should’ve been a better way to build up the Women’s Chamber match.
Overall: This was a solid Raw. They did something new and broke a historic record for Raw. The gauntlet match was the highlight and it gave excitement to fans for the Chamber this Sunday.