WWE Raw Results: Highlights, Analysis, and Grades for July 10

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Seth Rollins vs. Bray Wyatt

Result: Bray Wyatt defeated Seth Rollins via pinfall

Rating: 2.75 out of 5 stars

Hey, instead of rematches from last week or two weeks ago, let’s jump into a rematch from last night! You would think that with about more than a month until SummerSlam, maybe some new stories would start up. You know, start the build to something different.

Nope, Raw will always be Raw, and the more things change, the more they stay the same. Last night at GBOF, Wyatt picked up a cheap victory over Rollins with a thumb to the eye. It’s classic Bray Wyatt – speak about something spooky, win a match early on, and then go into a spiral of despair until someone new comes along and the cycle begins again.

Just to clue everyone in on just how much everyone wanted to see this match yet again, the crowd did the wave during it. Considering this was the main event of the show, that’s terrible. I can’t stand the wave, but I can totally understand why no one cared about this match. Later they tried a “This is awesome” chant, but a) it wasn’t, and b) doing the wave killed any other response to this contest.

There is just absolutely no heat in this feud, and no amount of “we like these guys!” from the crowd can make up for that. Bray Wyatt has been a zero since coming to the Raw brand in the Superstar Shake Up. Rollins is basically Eugene at this point – all he does is every other wrestler’s most popular moves, with no real rhyme or reason.

From a purely technical standpoint, the match wasn’t bad. There was definitely a lot of good stuff going on, but the context led to it meaning nothing. So when Wyatt wins in the same manner as last night, it falls flat. Heck, two wins in a row for Wyatt is the best winning streak he’s had in years.

After the match, Miz, Dallas, and Axel come from the crowd to get revenge on Rollins. Ambrose makes the save because he doesn’t understand what he tells people. And right before Raw went off the air, Kurt Angle finished a phone call inviting someone to next week’s show, telling the unknown caller he’s proud of them, and he loves them. Who can it be?

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