High Spots: Hey, it’s Piper Niven! Watching her substitute for Eva Marie to take on Naomi was a pleasant surprise. I can totally see WWE going for the whole “Eva is going to inspire Piper to lose weight and be her best self” shtick, which I don’t really care for. But hey, it gets Piper on TV. And that’s fine by me. To no one’s surprise, Randy Orton and Matt Riddle vs. The New Day took match of the night honors. These four guys have been hitting on all cylinders on Raw lately and have quickly become one of the most notable highlights from modern-day WWE. Asuka vs. Rhea Ripley was solid enough for the time it was given.
MVP returned with his continued “inspirational” talk with The New Day - I’m intrigued at how this might lead to Kofi Kingston veering off to the dark side at some point in the near future. Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre’s verbal shots at each other throughout this episode actually got me slightly interested in their HIAC match, which was pretty shocking for me. Drew’s main event with AJ Styles was building into something worthwhile until Bobby ran in to run roughshod over his PPV challenger. But then the six-man tag team match that kicked off soon after made me forget about that letdown and leave slightly more satisfied after all was said and done.