Paul Heyman is certainly trying. For starters, there are fresh matchups and new champions. Simply put, this weekâ€™s RAW was the best in a while. But is it the start of something fresh, or the best Heyman can come up with? At this point, there needs to be a real Universal Champion, so this could all be for naught if Brock Lesnar maintains his stranglehold on the title post-Summerslam. However, with Lesnar destroying Seth Rollins this week, perhaps Heyman has found a way to better utilize the Champ. At any rate, this was definitely a step in the right direction.
R-Truth and Carmella vs. Drake Maverick and Renee Michelle: R-Truth won with the Lie Detector, but by the end of the night Mike Kanellis and then Maria had control over the 24/7 Championship.
Gauntlet Match: Rey Mysterio vs. Cesaro vs. Andrade w/Zelina Vega vs. Ricochet vs. Sami Zayn: Winner Becomes Number One Contender for the US Championship: Ricochet ended up victorious with the 630 in the end and vowed to win back the US Title at Summerslam. At one point in the match however, Andrade ripped Mysterioâ€™s mask off.
The Usos vs. The OC: Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson vs. WWE RAW Tag Team Champions The Revival: Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson: Gallows and Anderson won the Tag Team Championship after a Magic Killer to Jimmy Uso.
Viking Raiders: Erik and Ivar vs. Local Enhancement Talent: A squash courtesy of the Viking Experience.
Alexa Bliss w/Nikki Cross vs. WWE RAW Womenâ€™s Champion Becky Lynch: The ref called for the bell after Bliss grabbed her ankle in pain, awarding the win to Lynch.
Impromptu: Nikki Cross vs. WWE RAW Womenâ€™s Champion Becky Lynch: Lynch was in this, but she was at a disadvantage, having already wrestled. Cross took advantage for a while, but Lynch won with the Manhandle Slam after a valiant comeback.
Seth Rollins vs. Dolph Ziggler: This got thrown out, as Brock Lesnar hits the ring and absolutely destroys Rollins, who was actually spitting up blood.