WWE Raw Results and Grades: Three can’t-miss returns and a dream match

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Bobby Lashley and MVP vs. Ricochet and Cedric Alexander

Result: Bobby Lashley pins Cedric Alexander with the spear

Grade: B+, A strong tag team match. Cedric Alexander and Ricochet are two of the best.

Naturally, Cedric Alexander and Ricochet attacking the heels set up a tag match. Alexander and Bobby Lashley started things off, with Lashley using his power to pummel Alexander in the corner.

After dizzying Lashley, Alexander tagged Ricochet in, and the babyfaces hit him with a double-dropkick. But Lashley quickly got to his feet. Ricochet needed to use his agility, but Lashley still sent him sprawling into the barricade before tagging in MVP, who was still wearing his dress shirt. slacks, and tie for the match.

MVP smashed Ricochet into the barricade again before bringing Lashley right back into the match. When MVP got back into the match, he kept isolating Ricochet from Alexander to continue the heel tag team strategy, taunting the One and Only as he grabbed his head.

Lashley came back into the match, keeping Ricochet grounded and away from his tag team partner as he used the ropes to lay in some more punishment into the former NXT North American Championship. He then nonchalantly hit him with a LENGTHY delayed vertical suplex.

An overconfident MVP thought he could tag Ricochet right after being tagged in, but he paid for it when Ricochet kicked him in the head and gave Alexander a hot tag. And Alexander’s hot tags are always awesome!

But Lashley made a sneaky tag in, and Alexander SOLD that spear for the finish. Another big win for The Dominator. Ricochet needed to save Alexander from further punishment when Lashley ruthlessly put the former 205 Live Champion in the Full Nelson.