WWE Raw Results: Highlights, Analysis, and Grades for May 1

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Cesaro & Sheamus Spit Fire

What a great first segment for a heel Sheasaro, someone lessened by bad diction. I can forgive it because of the accents, but Sheamus especially sounded like Eliza Doolittle butchering the Queen’s English.

Pronunciation aside, it was a perfect way to establish these two as the big bads of the tag team division. The logic was perfect – which can be a little strange for heels, but is the WWE norm. I love that Sheamus is the one who went along with Cesaro because he thought the crowd would help propel them. And even better is Sheamus getting to pull out an “I told ya so” to his partner before they beat the snot out of Matt and Jeff.

Kudos go to Cesaro, who seems to really be digging getting the chance to play a bad guy again. He showed great emotion during his promo. And I’m assuming the “you pay attention to the past and the future, ignoring the present in front of you” wasn’t an ad lib, because as much as I like Cesaro I don’t think he’d come up with a double meaning like that on the fly.

Then the Hardys emerged, sadly still not quite Broken. (get those lawyers to work, Vince!) Unable to get physical retribution, it seems this story will continue.

The Miz Backstage

Please let Dean and Miz interact forever. They’re a modern age Heenan and Monsoon, and play off each other amazingly well.