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WWE Raw – Episode 1493 (01.03.2022) (Wrestling Review)



Greenville, South Carolina

Jan. 3rd, 2022



Non Title Tag Team Match
Alpha Academy (Chad Gable & Otis) vs. RK-Bro (Randy Orton & Riddle)

Typical WWE move of having the champs lose a non title match. It was a good strategy by Alpa Academy to isolate Orton off the outside so he can’t tag in. The match itself though just wasn’t really great. 

1.5 / 5

WWE 24/7 Title Mixed Tag Team Match
Dana Brooke (c) & Reggie vs. Akira Tozawa & Tamina

A bad match for a title no one cares for. Dana, the 24/7 champ, never even got in the match. Thankfully this was super short. 

.5 / 5

WWE Women’s Tag Team Title Match
Carmella & Queen Zelina (c) vs. Nikki ASH & Rhea Ripley

Another short match. The crowd didn’t seem to really care and Carmella never even was tagged in. It was sloppy though with Nikki, Zelina, and Rhea all messing things up and having them look off. 

.5 / 5

Tag Team Match
Apollo Crews & Commander Azeez vs. The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford)

Another short match yet again. Street Profits came off looking good here, the frog splash had some great height to it. Azeez just comes off as your sloppy tall guy here though with almost no agility and mobility. 

1.5 / 5

WWE United States Title Match
Damian Priest (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler (w/Robert Roode)

A good way to continue these guys feud that has lasted quite some time it feels. Some good close falls thanks to Zigglers wide set of moves he can use. It was just an okay match though and nothing we really haven’t seen from these guys a ton before. 

2 / 5

Singles Match
AJ Styles vs. Omos

A quick match which as a singles guy is likely all Omos could do. They put him over AJ to try to build him but I just don’t feel it’ll work. He has such a limited move set and agility that it’ll be hard for him to do anything longer than a few minutes max. 

1 / 5

WWE Title #1 Contendership Fatal Four Way Match
Bobby Lashley (w/MVP) vs. Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins vs. Big E

A really fun brawl match with an obvious winner. It worked here because this match was pretty much just nonstop action and spots. They brawled throughout the arena, used weapons, and everyone came off with their moment to shine and look good. Big E sort of felt like the odd man out, weird considered he’s the ex champ. Rollins and Owens working together was good and Lashley is being made to look great going into it with Lesner. 

3.5 / 5

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