WWE Raw Results: Highlights, Analysis, and Grades for July 17

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Take A Seat, Dean

Steely Dan jokes? Dean, WWE’s target audience is, like, 12-18 or so. The odds that any of them know what a Steely Dan is are slim to none. (I will rock out to “Do It Again” or “Peg” any day of the week, though.)

Anyway, Ambrose is quickly interrupted by Seth Rollins, despite calling out The Miz. Rollins wants to know if Ambrose will be able to stay out of his way when he goes after Miz himself – or if he’ll be on his side. That brings us to a weird kind of Bizarro World where, somehow, Seth Rollins is the most likable person in the ring. Shocking, huh?

Ambrose is kind of justified in his treatment of Rollins – we all know the history of The Shield, so I’m not going to rehash it all. But as Seth astutely points out, it was many years ago. Add in an apology, and no wonder Dean finally, eventually sort of relents. I mean, not hitting Seth in the back with a chair is the closest to a rational decision Ambrose has made in years.

When The Miz, Bo Dallas, and Curtis Axel finally come down and surround the ring with chairs, everyone on the planet was hoping Roman Reigns would come down to even the odds. Anyone else catch the crowd actually doing a pro-Roman chant? Clearly, the Big Dog is focused on his match later in the evening, so of course he doesn’t appear, and a three-on-two assault ends poorly for Ambrose and Rollins.

Here’s hoping that Roman is swiftly removed from the Universal Championship picture so he can join this storyline, as he should.