WWE Raw Review: Intercontinental Title Number One Contender’s Gauntlet Match

Toyota Center in Houston, Texas 

They showed a shot outside Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as we are just 26 days away from WrestleMania. They showed a shot outside the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Michael Cole noted Raw was sold out. We saw Travis Scott arriving to WWE Raw with Jey Uso. We saw WWE Intercontinental Champion Gunther arriving earlier in the day. 

Drew McIntyre & Seth Rollins Promo

Drew McIntyre came out to a strong heel reaction to start the show. McIntyre called Seth Rollins a junkie saying he could help but accept the WrestleMania Night One tag match. McIntyre said he put sense into Cody Rhodes by having him finishing the story by facing Roman Reigns. McIntyre said he dropped Rollins and it led to him saving the energy for his selfish agenda. Some members of the crowd began a light ‘what’ chant. McIntyre quickly shut them down saying ‘Say ‘what’ if you’re glad I took out CM Punk.” That was a great line. McIntyre said he always speaks the truth and has the answers. McIntyre asked what’s the bigger question. The crowd began chanting CM Punk. McIntyre said absolutely not. McIntyre said he expected a handwritten thank you from Punk because he’s keeping him relevant right now. McIntyre said the bigger picture is The Rock. The crowd booed. McIntyre spoke about the history of pro wrestling. McIntyre said it started at carnivals, then moved to armouries and to sold out arenas. McIntyre said he gets why Cody is upset with Rock for bringing up his family. McIntyre said Rollins thinks everything revolves around him and when he realizes that pro wresting is bigger than him. McIntyre said Rollins thinks he’s become a legend in his own mind. McIntyre said they have a future champion in McIntyre who we can be proud of. 

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins came out. Rollins told McIntyre to keep quiet. The crowd sang Rollins song. Rollins said McIntyre has been begging for his attention. Rollins said now that the WrestleMania Night One main event is in the bag. Rollins said he’s been thinking about the Claymore Kick. Rollins said McIntyre almost got all his attention. Rollins got his knees and dared him to hit him. Rollins turned his back as the crowd sang. McIntyre said before this gets any weirder he wanted to talk to Rollins. McIntyre said Rollins was right. McIntyre said Rollins was right he had to get over The Bloodline. McIntyre said it while mocking Rollins laugh. McIntyre said all Rollins he cares about is Rollins. 

Rollins mentioned McIntyre is starting to remind him of someone. Rollins said he has lots of tattoos and is from Chicago. The crowd chanted CM Punk. Rollins said McIntyre is a bigger hypocrite than Punk. Rollins explained how McIntyre was upset with Bloodline costing him his biggest match. Rollins brought up how McIntyre needed Bloodline’s help to beat Cody and Jey Uso. Rollins said he and Cody will beat The Bloodline at WrestleMania Night One. Rollins said he will beat McIntyre at WrestleMania Night Two. Rollins said McIntyre will hear the crowd sing his song. McIntyre said Rollins was trying to provoke him to attack. McIntyre said Rollins can say nothing that will change his mind. McIntyre left the ring. Rollins said McIntyre is the least threat he’s worried about heading into WrestleMania. McIntyre teased entering the ring but stopped and left. 

(Amin’s Thoughts) Rollins comeback about not being worried was an interesting line. Rollins being focused on the Bloodline story will cost him the World Heavyweight Title on WrestleMania Night Two. Rollins heel turn will start with him not holding a title, while seeing Cody Rhodes holding the Undisputed WWE Universal Title at WrestleMania. Drew McIntyre continues to be one of my favourite WWE characters to watch. McIntyre did a great job shifting the focus to the World Heavyweight Title. McIntyre seems to be having so much fun taking jabs at CM Punk when he gets a chance. I would like to see McIntyre win the World Heavyweight Title at WrestleMania. WWE already had a readymade program with Punk returning to challenge McIntyre for the World Heavyweight Title. 

We saw Iyo Sky, Asuka, Kairi Sane & Dakota Kai arriving to the arena earlier in the day. 

We saw Chad Gable highlight package ahead of the Gauntlet Match. Gable spoke about needing to win the gauntlet for his chance at redemption at Gunther. Gable said this match means more to him. 

Becky Lynch def. Liv Morgan in 15:30. Becky Lynch got a big reaction. Liv got a solid reaction. Becky and Liv began exchanging shoulder tackle. Becky went for baseball slide but Liv moved out of the way. Liv caught her feet against the ropes catching Becky with a tope on the floor. Liv rocked Becky with combination kicks as they returned from break. Becky battled back sending Liv flying with a pair of Exploder Suplex. Becky rocked Liv with a flying forearm to the floor. Becky went for a dive but Liv caught her with a Codebreaker. Becky and Liv exchanged big strikes. Liv caught Becky with a springboard Codebreaker for two. They battled for position as Becky teased a German Suplex from the ring apron. Liv countered planting Becky with a Sunset Powerbomb from the ring apron to the floor. Liv rolled Becky into the ring for two. The crowd chanted “This Is Awesome!” Liv caught Becky with a Victory Roll for two. Becky caught Liv with a Manhandle Slam. Liv rolled out of the ring. Liv went for the Rings of Saturn which Becky reverses into an arm bar. This led to Becky and Liv exchanging rollups for near falls. Liv caught Becky with a Tornado DDT. Liv followed hitting the ObLIVion. Becky rolled to the floor. Liv slammed Becky on the mat. Becky caught Liv coming off the ropes with a Manhandle Slam for the win. 

(Amin’s Thoughts) This was a very good action packed match. Liv wasn’t going to win but it was cool seeing her wrestle a strong competitive match with Becky’s who one of WWE biggest stars. A strong showing from Becky as she looked great in the win. Becky has been on a roll working really strong matches. 

Becky Lynch / Rhea Ripley Promo 

Becky gave Liv a nod of approval after the match. Liv rolled out of the ring. Becky stood on the turnbuckle. WWE Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley came out to a big reaction. WWE official held Liv back. Liv gave Ripley some words. Ripley blew Liv a kiss. Ripley congratulated Becky on her win. The crowd chanted Mami. Ripley asked Becky if her win over Liv was worth it. Becky nodded. Ripley spoke about Becky getting into fights and leaving everything in the ring. Ripley said they are getting closer to WrestleMania. Ripley said Becky will fight anyone and anywhere. Ripley said Becky wants to prove she’s the best. Ripley said Becky knows she’s better than her. Ripley said Becky wants an excuse to why she lost. Ripley said if Becky doesn’t come into their match at 100 perfect. Ripley said Becky will no longer be walking out The Man. Ripley said Becky would be a disappointment. 

Becky said before Royal Rumble she said Ripley was better. Becky said she had to prove Ripley is not better. Becky said she’s planted a seed and now it’s lead to roots and vines that have spread around the world. Becky said she is good when people believe in her. Becky said she’s great when people doubt her. Becky said if it has to be her against the whole world. Becky said the world doesn’t stand a chance. Becky dropped the mic. Becky’s music played as she left the ring.

(Amin’s Thoughts) Strong promos from both Becky and Ripley as they both look like top stars. Becky and Ripley feels like a really special WrestleMania match. 

Raw General Manager Adam Pearce and Smackdown General Manager Nick Aldis announced Finn Balor and Damian Priest will defend the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles in a Six-Pack Ladder Match. Aldis and Pearce said teams will compete on both Raw and SmackDown to see who qualifies for the match. 

(Amin’s Thoughts) I’m totally onboard with seeing a Ladder Match for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles at WrestleMania. WWE has a very talented tag team division and this gives more teams a chance to compete at WrestleMania for the titles. They could possibly do a finish where both a Raw and SmackDown team grabs a set of titles. This leads to the announcement of Raw and SmackDown getting their own sets of WWE Tag Team Titles for the brands. 

We saw Finn Balor, Damian Priest and JD McDonagh in the Judgment Day clubhouse. They weren’t happy with the announcement. They left the clubhouse to speak with Pearce. 

Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell def. Maxxine Dupri & Ivy Nile in 2:00. Both teams were already inside the ring for the match. Nile caught Hartwell with a hook kick. The referee was distracted with Hartwell. LeRae took advantage kicking Nile in the back. LeRae tagged into the match. LeRae and Nile connected with double clothesline. Maxxine rocked Hartwell with a dropkick. Maxxine called for the caterpillar. LeRae stood in Maxxine’s way. LeRae told Maxxine people are booing her because no one cares. LeRae said she even wished Maxxine’s dead brother was here to see this. (That was going a bit too far.) Hartwell nailed Maxxine with a boot for the win. 

(Amin’s Thoughts) I really don’t like it when any wrestling company brings up people who passed away in storyline TV angles. It just leaves a bad taste. The crowd wasn’t really sure what to make of this either when LeRae was shouting at Maxxine off mic. I’m interested to see where this storylines goes with Maxxine. It looks like they actually might be running with the clip of people booing Maxxine at WWE House Show into a storyline angle. 

We saw Adam Pearce and Nick Aldis speaking backstage. Finn Balor, Damian Priest and JD McDonagh entered the office. Balor wasn’t happy defending the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles in a Six-Pack Challenge. Priest asked whose idea was this? Pearce brought up they got ideas from all kinds of places. Balor was upset because no one listens to his great ideas. Pearce said he got advice from Miz and R-Truth. Priest said he wanted a match. Peace said they are doing media. R-Truth appeared. Pearce told R-Truth he should be doing media with The Miz. R-Truth said it’s Monday. Pearce said it’s Monday. Priest was glad R-Truth was here. Priest told Pearce to make the match. Judgement Day left. 

Cody Rhodes Interview 

Michael Cole was inside the ring. Cole showed a highlight of Cody Rhodes slapping The Rock on SmackDown after he brought up his family. Cole called Cody Rhodes to the ring. Cody came out to a huge reaction and an awesome firework display. The WOAHHH are getting louder. Huge Cody chants from the crowd. Cole asked Cody “What do you wanna talk about?” Cole said he had too. That was funny. Cole brought up Rock being his boss. Cole asked Cody why he slapped Rock? The crowd chanted “Rocky Sucks!” Cody said he wasn’t sure that Rock was his boss. Cody said it did feel good to slap your boss. Cody spoke about all the stuff Rock does now. Cody said Rock was once great wrestler and one of his favourites. Cody said Rock knows that was a receipt. 

Cole brought up how Rollins accepted the WrestleMania Night One tag match. Cole said it would be Bloodline Rules if Rock and Roman Reigns win. Cole brought Cody’s history with Rollins. Cole brought up how Rollins wants to be top champion. Cole mentioned how Rollins beat Reigns via DQ and didn’t get his rematch. Cole asked Cody how can he trust Rollins? Cody mentioned people can change. Cole brought up how Cole once sat in a Plexiglas in a Syracuse singlet. Cole smiled. Cody spoke about going off in the distance. Cody said he smashed the throne. Cody said that person who now sits on the throne (Paul “Triple H” Levesque) is his closest working ally. Cody also spoke about teaming with Jey Uso. Cody said that WrestleMania match is his way to a fair shot at facing Reigns at WrestleMania. 

Cody brought up a clip from last October 2023 of Cole asking his about being so close to finishing the story. Cody said he’s nervous and scared. Cody said the old head podcasters can’t believe he’s wearing suits and using big words. Cody said the story is no longer about him and Reigns. Cody said it’s about the fans who have followed him to the absolute end. Cody told a story about a blind fan who came to the show to feel the cheers, and another fan who underwent spinal fusion surgery and wanted nothing more than to get his weight belt.

Cody brought up his sister that Rock didn’t mention and his mother. Cody got emotional. Cody said he couldn’t hand the belt to Dusty Rhodes. Cody said he could hand it to his mother Michelle Rubio. Cody brought up his wife Brandi Rhodes and said she took a shot on him when he was wearing a goofy mask and taking RKO’s every night. Cody said the story is beyond him, but it’s up to him. Cody stood up and looked into the camera. Cody recalled Roman Reigns stating last year at WrestleMania they were in the third inning. Cody declared said they are in the last inning. Cody said Cole will get to say at WrestleMania that a Rhodes won the Undisputed WWE Universal Title. Cody said Cole will get to say Cody Rhodes finished the story. Cody shook Cole’s hand and hugged him. Cody left the ring and stood on the ring apron. Cody pointed at the WrestleMania sign. 

(Amin’s Thoughts) A tremendous segment. Cole was great here asking Cody all the questions needed to make the interview feel like a big deal. An excellent emotional promo from Cody explaining why he wants to beat Roman Reigns and win the Undisputed WWE Universal Title at WrestleMania. This was also tremendous because Cody put all the focus on the match with Reigns and not the match with Rock. The next couple weeks with Cody is going to be filled with high drama leading into the WrestleMania match with Reigns. 

We saw a Ricochet highlight package. Ricochet said when he wins the Gauntlet Match he’s going to be at WrestleMania. Ricochet said he’s going to beat Gunther and reclaim his WWE Intercontinental Title. 

We saw a JD McDonagh highlight package. McDonagh said he’s one win away from WrestleMania. McDonagh said you don’t bet against an Ace. 

Damage CTRL made their entrance. WWE Women’s Champion Iyo Sky and Dakota Kai came out with Asuka and Kairi Sane for their WWE Tag Team Title match. Damage CTRL got a solid heel reaction. 

We saw Liv Morgan looking sad backstage. Becky Lynch appeared and offered a handshake. Liv shook Becky’s hand, Nia Jax appeared attacking both Becky and Liv. Jax tossed Liv onto some crates. Jax delivered a uranage slam sending Becky crashing through a merchandise table. 

Kabuki Warriors (Asuka & Kairi Sane) (c) (w/Iyo Sky & Dakota Kai) def. Shayna Baszler & Zoey Stark to retain the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles in 10:20. Asuka and Stark began with a nice counter exchange. Asuka and Baszler exchanged mid kicks. Bazler went for  wrist lock but Asuka broke free. Baszler sent Sane flying with a German Suplex. Stark followed with a flying crossbody onto Asuka and Sane on the floor. Stark connected with a Stinger Splash to Sane. Stark went for a Superplex but Sane blocked. Sane battled back crushing Stark with a Marine Stomp for two. Sane called for a Sliding D but Stark countered getting her boots up. Asuka and Sane caught Bazler with a Codebreaker/Blockbuster combo. Asuka and Sane followed with a Sliding D/Shining Wizard combo but Stark made the save. Asuka sent Stark flying with a release German Suplex. Sane called for the InSane Elbow but Stark broke free. Stark rocked Sane with a Z360. Baszler followed with a knee strike but Asuka made the save. Stark went or a plancha but Asuka moved out of the way. Baszler went for the Kirifuda Clutch on Sane. Kai grabbed hold onto Baszler’s leg. Sane took advantage nailing Baszler with a spinning back fist. Asuka followed with a roundhouse kick. Asuka and Sane hit an InSane Elbow/Reverse DDT combo for the win to retain the titles. 

(Amin’s Thoughts) A fun action packed tag team match with both teams getting the chance to shine. Seeing how Baszler and Stark have come along as a team has been fun to watch. A good showing from Asuka and Sane as their chemistry together is simply fantastic. The next challengers for Asuka and Sane for WrestleMania will come from SmackDown. Those challenges will be the babyface who help Bayley against Damage CTRL. 

We saw Judgment Day in their clubhouse. Andrade entered Judgment Day’s clubhouse. Ripley told Andrade that Dominik isn’t here. Ripley said Dominik spoke highlight of Andrade. Ripley said when Dominik returns they can speak business. Ripley asked Andrade if that interests him. Andrade said he’s here to speak business. Andrade left. Balor spoke about knowing Andrade for a long time. Balor said he agrees with Dominik that Andrade can bring lot to Judgment Day. Priest said they should now focus on the five teams they have to face at WrestleMania. Priest said he’s going to take care of R-Truth. 

We saw a Shinsuke Nakamura highlight package. Nakamura spoke in Japanese with English subtitles. Nakamura said “This fight is The Road to WrestleMania and championship gold. It’s worthy for me to let my emotions, anger and frustration out. Gunther, don’t just sit back and watch. Keep your eyes wide open.” 

Bronson Reed said you don’t know what hard work is. Reed said he will punch his tick to WrestleMania. 

Damian Priest def. R-Truth in 8:00. R-Truth sang his theme song leading the crowd in “What’s Up” chants. R-Truth got a big reaction. Priest attacked R-Truth before the match began. Priest rocked R-Truth with a huge forearm smash. Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa came out to cheer R-Truth on. R-Truth moved as Priest crashed into the ring post. R-Truth connected with a flying clothesline to Priest on the floor. Priest caught R-Truth with a flatliner for two as they returned from break. The crowd cheered as R-Truth made a comeback hitting John Cena’s signature moves. R-Truth delivered the Attitude Adjustment to Priest which got a big reaction. Priest kicked out at two for a great near fall R-Truth placed Priest in an STF. Finn Balor and JD McDonagh appeared attacking DIY. R-Truth delivered a flying crossbody onto everyone on the floor. The crowd chanted “Holy S*it!” Priest rocked R-Truth with a lariat. Priest connected with South of Heaven Chokeslam for the win. 

  • Balor and Priest celebrated after the match. JD McDonagh attacked Ciampa from behind. Priest gave Ciampa a South of Heaven Chokeslam onto the ring apron. Balor delivered the Coup De Grace to Gargano. 

(Amin’s Thoughts) This was a fun match. It was fun seeing the crowd getting behind R-Truth as they really wanted to him get the win. A strong win and post-match attack to keep Judgment Day strong. I would like to see both DIY and Miz/R-Truth be part of the Six-Pack Ladder Match at WrestleMania for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles. 

We saw Becky Lynch in the trainer’s office. Becky said she shouldn’t do this so close to WrestleMania. Becky challenged Nia Jax to a Last Woman Standing Match for Raw next week. 

Jey Uso Challenges Jimmy Uso to WrestleMania Match 

Jey Uso got a huge reaction. Jey said he’s in your city. The crowd chanted YEET! Jey said he came to Raw for a fresh start. YEET. Jey said The Bloodline won’t let him go. YEET. Jey said Jimmy won’t let him go. Jey Uso challenged Jimmy Uso to a WrestleMania match. This got a huge reaction. The crowd chanted YEET. Jey told Jimmy to accept the challenge. Jey said “he was going to knock the YEET out of your ass.” Jey’s music played as he posed on the turnbuckle. 

(Amin’s Thoughts) This was straight to the point promo from Jey challenging his brother Jimmy to a WrestleMania match. 

We saw a highlight package of Gunther’s record setting reign at WWE Intercontinental Champion. 

Jackie Redmond interviewed WWE Intercontinental Champion Gunther backstage. Gunther was looking stylish in a suit. Jackie said there are some who think Gunther if he’s overconfident and if he’s underestimating the participants in the Gauntlet Match. Gunther said he focuses on his legacy. Gunther spoke about winning the WWE Intercontinental Title 640 days ago. Gunther said he took on the responsibility for himself and the legacy for this great sport. Gunther said he’s elevated the title to heights it’s never seen before. Gunther said six top superstars from Raw will leave it all in the ring to face him at WrestleMania. Gunther said he’s kinda flattered by it. He said it takes a lot to be in his position. Gunther wished good luck to the Gauntlet Match winner

Michael Cole spoke about Muhammad Ali being inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame Class of 2024. 

Michael Cole hyped CM Punk will appear on WWE Raw at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois in two weeks. 

(Amin’s Thoughts) I wouldn’t be surprised if this leads to CM Punk announcing he’s the WrestleMania host when he appears on Raw in Chicago. 

Sami Zayn won a Number 1 Contender’s Gauntlet Match to challenge for the WWE Intercontinental Title at WrestleMania XL in 41:30. Ricochet was #1. JD McDonagh was #2. JD McDonagh started at (2). Ricochet shined early launching McDonagh with a monkey flip. Ricochet went for a springboard crossbody but McDonagh caught him with a gut buster. McDonagh planted Ricochet with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for two. McDonagh connected with a standing Moonsault for two. Ricochet responded nailing McDonagh with a handspring elbow. Ricochet made a comeback hitting a springboard crossbody. Ricochet went for a Lionsault but McDonagh got his knees up. McDonagh planted Ricochet with a Brainbuster for two. Ricochet responded nailing McDonagh with a hook kick. Ricochet followed hitting a Poisonrana. McDonagh responded catching Ricochet with a Spanish Fly for two. Ricochet responded catching McDonagh with a Death Valley Driver onto the ring apron as they returned from break. Ricochet caught McDonagh with a Lionsault as he entered the ring. Ricochet planted McDonagh with a Northern Lights Suplex, maintained control hitting a Brainbuster for two. McDonagh responded yanking Ricochet in the eyes. McDonagh went for a Super Spanish Fly. Ricochet responded yanking McDonagh in the eyes. Ricochet shoved McDonagh off the ropes. Ricochet delivered a Shooting Star Press to eliminate McDonagh in 11:53. This was a fun action packed match as both Ricochet and McDonagh worked great together. Bronson Reed was #3. Ricochet started quickly catching Reed with a tope. Ricochet followed hitting a springboard missile dropkick. Ricochet followed hitting an awesome Fosbury Flop to the floor. Ricochet went for a springboard but Reed caught him with a running powerslam for two. Reed called for a Powerbomb but Ricochet broke free. Reed responded catching Ricochet with a wheelbarrow slam. Reed crushed Ricochet with a running senton splash. Reed climbed the ropes delivering a Tsunami Splash to eliminate Ricochet in 14:15. A good showing from Ricochet in the Gauntlet Match working two strong matches. Sami Zayn was #4. Sami got a big reaction. Sami started quickly catching Reed with a flying Moonsault off the barricade on the floor. Reed planted Sami with a Twisting Suplex for two as they returned from break. Reed went for a senton splash but Sami moved. Reed caught Sami flying off the ropes with a uranage slam. Reed connected with a leaping elbow for two. Sami caught Reed with a Super Sunset Bomb to eliminate him at 20:58. Reed attacked Sami after he was eliminated. Reed delivered a Tsunami Splash to Sami. A strong showing for Reed in the Gauntlet Match. Shinsuke Nakamura was #5. Sami caught Nakamura with a rollup for a near fall. Nakamura connected with a running knee as Sami went flying onto the announcers table. Nakamaura sent out some Good Vibrations as they retuned from break. Sami responded catching Nakamura with a great looking Blue Thunder Bomb for two. Nakamura responded nailing Sami with a spin kick. Nakamura called for the Kinshasa but Sami blocked. Nakamura went for a dive but Sami moved. Sami caught Nakamura with a Helluva Kick in 28:35. A fun match between Nakamura and Sami. Chad Gable was #6. Gable saw Sami lying on the mat. Gable lifted Sami to his feet. Gable pointed at the WrestleMania sign. Gable started quickly planting Sami with a pair of German Suplex. Gable went for an ankle lock but Sami grabbed the ropes. Gable caught Sami with an ankle lock on the floor. Sami broke free as Gable was launched into the ring steps. Gable planted Sami with a Super Exploder Suplex for two as they returned from break. Gable and Sami battled for position on the ropes. Gable knocked Sami off the ropes. Gable went for a flying Moonsault but Sami got his knees up. Sami applied a rollup for two. Gable and Sami exchanged big strikes. Sami went for a Blue Thunder Bomb. Gable countered into a rolling ankle lock. Sami grabbed the ropes to force a break. Sami caught Gable with an Exploder Suplex. Sami called for the Helluva Kick. Gable intercepted catching Sami with a rolling ankle lock. Sami tried to break free but Gable rolled through on the hold. Gable sent Sami flying with a German Suplex. Gable went for a flying Moonsault but Sami moved. Sami rocked Gable with a Helluva Kick. Sami sold his leg while making a pin. Gable reversed into a Crucifix Pin for two. Gable planted Sami with a bridging German Suplex for two. Gable placed Sami in an ankle lock. Sami countered catching Gable with a Victory Roll to win the Gauntlet Match. Gable’s shoulder looked to be up on the three count. 

  • Gable looked upset after the match. Gable helped Sami to his feet after the match. Sami grabbed Gable and gave him a hug. WWE Intercontinental Champion Gunther came out after the match. 

(Amin’s Thoughts) This was a very good and fun Gauntlet Match to watch. There was lots of very good wrestling throughout all the matches. The closing moments between Gable and Sami was great stuff as they really built up the drama. I was fine with Sami winning as he and Gunther should have an awesome WrestleMania match. I also wanted to see Gable win because there’s a great story seeing Gable getting to share his WrestleMania moment with his daughter. I could still see Gable getting added to the WrestleMania match as his shoulder didn’t look like it was fully down on the three count. That could likely be done to get Gable into the WrestleMania with Gunther and Sami. Overall, this was a very good match. 


I had fun watching this episode of Raw There was a very good Gauntlet Match to set Gunther’s next challenger for the Intercontinental Title. I also enjoyed the Becky Lynch/Liv Morgan match as well. We got announcements for some new WrestleMania matches which is always a good thing. There were also some strong promos especially from Cody Rhodes and Drew McIntyre to build up their respective WrestleMania championship matches. Overall, a very good episode of Raw. A very focused show as we move closer on the Road to WrestleMania.