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

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Kurt Angle Gets An Unexpected Guest

I think Kurt Angle is as good a general manager as he was a wrestler. Whether it’s who’s writing for him, or just his affable personality, he comes across as super competent and logical – two qualities not often associated with “pro wrestling authority figure.”

Take the start of this segment as an example. When was the last time a GM mentioned “WWE officials” he was in contact with? Usually, the response is “I’M THE GENERAL MANAGER/COMMISSIONER/CHAIRMAN, SO MY WORD IS FINAL.” But here’s Kurt treating WWE like it’s a publicly traded company with a hierarchy of power or something.

I would also like to bottle up Kurt’s response to Bray Wyatt’s entrance and aura. Just save it for a lousy day, and take a bit out every time I’m down in the dumps because that was glorious.

The whole Wyatt-Angle relationship here is intriguing. Bray is a master at crafting a promo and delivering it with style, eloquence, and emotion. It seems like he’s offering Angle a simple proposition, but there’s more layers to it. Angle is smart enough to see right through it, so we’re at an impasse.

If Bray Wyatt only spoke and never wrestled, he’d be the greatest character produced by WWE. But his booking always leaves him looking like a goof, so he flounders. He’s still young, so it can turn around, but it doesn’t seem likely.

Ambrose Interviews Rollins

Yes, Dean, it would be weird if there were cameras in the locker room without an interview happening. Please don’t do that.

Also, it’s great to see these two potentially fighting again, and seeing Dean flip the switch from lunatic to serious back to lunatic is even better.