WWE Raw Results: Highlights, Analysis, and Grades for June 5

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Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt

Result: Roman Reigns defeated Bray Wyatt via pinfall

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Before the match, Bray Wyatt decided to talk. I think Michael Cole thinks Wyatt is really a judge. Honestly, Bray on the bench wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world. He’s interrupted by Roman Reigns, but doesn’t let it stop him from espousing his beliefs in the middle of the ring.

What does stop Bray is Roman literally stealing the microphone and sneak attacking the hillbilly cultist. It takes 12 minutes into the show for the bell to ring, and then another one minute before the first commercial. Off to a terrific start!

When we finally come back from commercial, we get the ever helpful recap of how Wyatt took command of the match, and spend some time in Chinlock City. Personally, I’ve always thought that was backward, but hey, it’s Raw! The day USA lets Raw have the matches continue during commercials like SmackDown Live will be a great day – even if it means more Raw.

This one got the ol’ double commercial break, which means it was a) a long match, and b) lacking flow because of the interruptions. Still, it’s not a bad match, even if the outcome is super obvious. I mean, when does Bray Wyatt ever win anything anymore? Even his WWE Championship reign seemed like an accident in hindsight. The whole purpose of the Raw roster from now to April is to make Reigns look strong and impressive, so that’s what Wyatt does.

Thankfully, WWE is allowing Roman to continue his quasi-evil streak right now. Who knows, maybe this whole “babyfaces and heels don’t really exist anymore” thing is actually working. Just letting the superstars act like human beings who react to situations without a pre-determined course of action is a good idea.