Raw isn’t done yet. October has been a rather up and down month for WWE as they have had a variety of things going on. While they have had SmackDown debut on FOX, they have also had the horribly received Hell In A Cell event, featuring a referee stoppage main event inside the show’s namesake match. That was not what the fans wanted to see and they let the company know about it, loudly booing and chanting for AEW. WWE didn’t seem to mind and set up a rematch for Crown Jewel, but there were a few other shows to cover before they get there.
According to Wrestlinginc.com, the post Monday Night Raw dark match saw Universal Champion Seth Rollins successfully defend the title against the Fiend in a steel cage match. The match also featured the same red lighting from Hell In A Cell and lasted about five minutes. Rollins hit a series of Stomps and escaped the cage to retain the title. After the match was over, the Fiend appeared behind Rollins and applied the Mandible Claw to knock him unconscious. The Fiend then disappeared as Rollins was down on the stage. This ended the show and is the same dark match that the company ran last week.
It’s pretty much identical. Check out the Fiend’s entrance to last week’s cage match:
Opinion: I’m not sure how smart of an idea it is to push this same match again. The fans at the pay per view made it very clear that they were not interested in seeing things go down this way and having the Fiend lose over and over does not exactly do much for his aura. I don’t know if WWE has just completely given up on him or what, but they need to do something else to reheat the Fiend up again. Either that or just give him the Universal Title at Crown Jewel, though that seems unlikely at this point. The Fiend is someone who could be a big deal for WWE for a good while, but it isn’t happening if they keep cutting his legs.
Can the Fiend be rehabilitated? Will he win the title at Crown Jewel? Let us know in the comments below.
One more thing. In case you’re a glutton for punishment, check out how the Cell match went:
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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