Title This: WWE Raw Reaction October 28th, 2013

Josh Isenberg

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The Shield defeated Big E Langston and The Uso's. The match originally started with Ambrose vs. Langston but was interrupted pretty quickly into the match. Jimmy Uso is the weak link in the match. Ambrose took his shots, tagged in Rollins, and then Rollins would tag in Reigns to continue the beating. Jimmy finally hits a DDT and gets the hot tag to his brother. The action picks up and Langston begins to clean house. I am really impressed with Langston because of how quick he is from side to side. It is impressive to see this from a large guy. As Langston heads to the outside, Reigns ends up hitting a double spear on the brothers and pick up the win. Great outing from all men involved, but the repetitive nature they put these 6 man tag team matches are really getting to the point of annoyance for me.

Grade: B-

Los Matadores defeated 3MB…. AGAIN. Who cares about this match? Who wants to see it? If the answer is more than one person, I will be shocked.

Grade: D

AJ Lee and Tamina defeated The Bella Twins. Decent tag match between the Divas and was appropriately booked. Nikki hits into Brie and Tamina hits a Samoan Drop. AJ Lee comes in and locks in the Black Widow for the victory. I like the pairing of AJ and Tamina. What AJ lacks, which is little, Tamina has. What Tamina lacks, which is plenty, AJ has. This is a happy medium between the two.

Grade: C

Watch Out For This Tag Team, New Diva

The Real Americans defeated Cody Rhodes and Goldust. So, they lose to Los Matadores and then beat the champions a night later? I love the WWE logic. The match was really good because it showcased all of the talent Swagger and Cesaro have. Cesaro looks like a brute strong man, while Swagger continues to try and be aggressive as ever. Goldust seemed like the weak link here, similar to last week. The more popular guy right now is Goldust and his cross body off the top rope is excellent. Goldust was able to hit a few clotheslines and a dropdown punch, then he connects with an atomic drop and a kick to the head. Swagger goes to the corner but Goldust catches him with some mounted punches, then he whips Swagger and hits a spinning powerslam out of the corner. This transition was flawless and really picked up the intensity of the match. Finally, Swagger hits a chop block which allows him to make Goldust tap out of the Patriot Lock. Maybe this is a good sign that WWE should build the best tag teams. Real Americans should be in that discussion. They have an old school gimmick with a mouthpiece who is only second to Heyman.

Grade: B

Summer Rae loses to Natalya in her debut match on WWE Raw. I was really impressed with Rae in the ring. She did not look lost or out of place. Natalya is a veteran who is the best fit for someone new. With multiple pinfall attempts, Rae would get her legs hurt and Natalya made her tap to the Sharpshooter. I enjoyed the timing of the match and how much actual in ring action we got. Rae has the look and will only continue to get better in time and experience.

Grade: C+

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