WWE Raw Results: Highlights, Analysis, and Grades for May 22

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Another Bray Wyatt Sermon

For a minute there, I thought Bray was forming an AC/DC tribute band. “Stand up, stand up, stand up… STAND UP AND BE COUNTED, FOR WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO RECEIVE…”

But sadly, that wasn’t the case. There are dozens of politicians out there who must be envious of Bray Wyatt’s speaking ability. Very few people can sound so eloquent, passionate, and convincing while saying absolutely nothing at all.

Listen to everything Wyatt said. The gist was, “I can beat Brock Lesnar, but no one else can.” That was what he spent five minutes building to before Reigns came out. It’s not the message with Wyatt, but the delivery. His messages are usually boring and dull, but his delivery is as good as anyone’s.

Because Roman Reigns was saved for last, of course, it leads to his appearance. And like last week, Reigns is fully embracing a darker edge. It works for him. He’s been viewed by fans as undeserving of his successes, so to have him come out and just declare things to be his is a wonderful little troll maneuver.

Kurt Angle emerges to show that his little “Kendo Stick on a Pole Match” slip up last week was the exception that proves the rule stating he’s the best GM in WWE. This time, he sees a money match in the ring between Reigns and Wyatt and wastes no time in making it official. Out comes a referee, and after an ad break, we’re into the match.