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Seth Rollins Reveals Wrestlemania 33 Status! | WWE Raw, Feb. 27, 2017 Review

December 7, 2019

Seth Rollins reveals his Wrestlemania 33 status…which
we all kind of knew already… Samoa Joe clashes with Cesaro and Braun Strowman
uses the top rope! I’m Oli Davis, and this is the 27th February
2017 edition of Monday Night Raw…in about 4 minutes. Goldberg cut a concise promo about beating
Kevin Owens this Sunday to open the show. Remembering words is a lot easier when you
don’t headbutt a locker before you come out. This was a perfectly fine go-home promo, but
considering how lacklustre the whole episode was for building Fastlane, I’d have given
it a hot angle to hook viewers into buying the PPV, rather than just more words. It only took WWE two segments to make a rather
lame joke about the Oscars. The Shining Stars came out to fight The New
Day, only to be replaced by Handsome Rusev & Hardbody Mahal. Call it a Dusty Start rather than a Dusty
Finish. New Day beat them for the second week in a
row, because WWE don’t care about any of their tag divisions. Akira Tozawa beat Noam Dar with a snap German
suplex. Ha! But again, the Cruiserweights only got about
three minutes. Oh. And then Brian Kendrick beat Tozawa up afterwards. Ah shucks. Dana Brooke was the second person to get La
La Land-I mean Moonlighted on this episode of Raw, with Charlotte announcing her actual
teammate as Nia Jax. This was more overlong talking segment than
eventual match in the end, which Jax won pinning Bayley with a leg drop. Hulk Hogan return confirmed! Later on, Stephanie McMahon made Sasha vs
Nia for Fastlane. There’s the pre-show sorted. Enzo was getting all excited backstage about
the perks of being a champion – what, losing in non-title matches every week? – but Big
Cass reminded him they’ve never won tag team gold anywhere. Gallows and Anderson, however, have done it
all over the world. That’s a story I can get invested in. Big Cass beat Gallows here, though, which
probably means him and Enzo are losing at the PPV.
Titus O’Neil showed an intriguing vicious streak beating down Sheamus before the match
started. It lasted all of one minute. One Brogue Kick and it was over. Corey Graves interviewed Seth Rollins in the
middle of the ring for The Architect’s big injury update – not backstage with Michael
Cole like they’ve done in recent weeks. This allowed for Triple H and Samoa Joe to
come down to intimidate him. Rollins said he won’t be medically cleared
in time for Wrestlemania, but Triple H goaded him into accepting a match anyway. This was a solid segment, with Seth putting
in his best babyface performance on the main roster…probably ever. But it still jars with me he’s never apologised
for turning bad. He said he shouldn’t have trusted Triple
H, but what’s the implication there? That next time he’ll trust a bad guy who
won’t betray him? Seth is still stuck in his half-way heel face
house. Big Show beat The Shining Stars. Still no white people that want to talk about
Black History Month. Jack Gallagher made Tony Nese tap in a match
that went less than two minutes. I think WWE are getting the cruiserweights
confused with Goldberg. I was looking forward to Samoa Joe vs Cesaro
more than anything else on the show, but it left me underwhelmed. I wanted to see a really good 10 minute match,
but they only went five – not enough to get Joe over with a long, impressive performance,
nor short enough to look like a monster. Sami Zayn attacked Joe afterwards, prompting
Mick Foley to officially book their Fastlane match. Braun Strowman, the big, scary wrecking machine,
demanded…a contract signing from Mick Foley. Legal threats! It doesn’t exactly scream monster heel. It was just an excuse for Braun and Roman
to brawl round the crowd, including a spear through a production guy, and, most impressively,
Strowman throwing Reigns into the turnbuckle so hard, the top rope popped off. That was genuinely innovative. I’ve never seen that before. It’s the kind of thing that should be a
really good injury angle heading into Fastlane. Will Roman be 100% for his match this Sunday? How can he possibly overcome the monster Braun
Strowman with a fractured sternum? Oh no, wait…Reigns just stood up and signed
the contract. It’s solid babyface booking. Just for the wrong guy. So that was this week’s Raw in about four
minutes. Here’s the usual ratings recap, from top
to bottom – In Awe, Cor, AVERAWGE, Poor and Bore. This week’s Raw is Poor. It’s almost like Fastlane is this annoying
thing Raw has to do before Wrestlemania. Every other moment Michael Cole’s counting
down the days like a kid at Christmas. It’s only 39 days now, Byron! I know, Michael, I can’t wait for WWE’s
biggest show of the year! As an episode of Raw, this was lacklustre. As a go-home show, it failed. They’re meant to make you excited enough
to watch – and therefore buy – the upcoming pay-per-view. Instead we got short matches and filler. What did you all think? Let me know in the comments down below, and
make sure to vote in the poll above my head to give it your own rating. I’ll announce the results on tomorrow’s
WrestleTalk News. The Hardys have left TNA and might be on their
way to WWE, and we’ve got footage of Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman potentially practicing
their Fastlane match – watch all that by clicking the videos to the left and subscribe. I’ve been Oli Davis and that was wrestling.

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  • Reply Queen Creepycandy February 28, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    As much as I'm a Punk fan that was highly unnecessary. I can understand him being the reason for the Shield's birth but still, last night had nothing to do with him. People need to know when it's the right time to chant and why.

  • Reply SJxPVR February 28, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    who cares about Raw when we have SMACKDOWN LIVE!!!! Raw= boring as shit

  • Reply Raul Santos February 28, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    now that the hardy brothers left tna impact, what timeline would you predict the hardy brothers return to wwe should they do that?

  • Reply Ellis Jones February 28, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    if the Hardy boys come back to WWE, do you think they'll show up before Wrestlemania or make their return on the day?

  • Reply Dinks February 28, 2017 at 11:42 pm


  • Reply manveer sandhu February 28, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    Respond Oli!

  • Reply viclops Xmen February 28, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    cm punk is MMA an comics he may never come back plus WWE officially fired him on his weeding day ?

  • Reply Manufanatic 99 February 28, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    I think he was going to but the crowd starting cm punk and it look like that Seth got befuddled. But we have time till mania

  • Reply TheSnaccGawd Sukuryuappu February 28, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    Oli, what's your opinion on Charlotte choosing Nia Jax instead of Dana Brooke as her tag partner? Also, the facial expression that Dana made when Charlotte said, "my protege isn't my partner"….

  • Reply Deonte Felder February 28, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    Green Bay…

    Fuck You!!!!!

  • Reply Neal Frost February 28, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    raw was good ,but i perfered SmackDown

  • Reply ZAMORAGaming BdixX GanG February 28, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    you've never seen a top rope pop off? okay!!!

  • Reply multidimensionalman February 28, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    Man its Poor Bore all the times…… Times like Santino says.. Of all the times…. lol

  • Reply Renegade Vile February 28, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    Agreed on Cesaro v Samoa Joe.

  • Reply Nazzo Good February 28, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    feels like they try way too hard to put each and everyone in the locker room in this 3h.
    5-10 minutes more of Cesaro v Joe but less Big Show, Shining Stars, 'Hardbody' Mahal, etc. please. PLEASE.

  • Reply Rico3493 March 1, 2017 at 12:01 am

    As a person of Irish decent and a big Notre Dame football fan ,,,,, I for one would love The Irish Connection to win the tag team titles!!!!!! I can see the WWE fans doing the Notre Dame chat,,,,, Lets go Irish ,, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap , Lets go Irish

  • Reply Eddylunchmeat March 1, 2017 at 12:01 am

    so when will Hogan return?

  • Reply twistidtimmer March 1, 2017 at 12:03 am

    green bay Wisconsin has to be one of the dumbest places raw has been to in a few yrs

  • Reply Neigh Slayer March 1, 2017 at 12:10 am

    4:11 if you want to find out what the rating is without being spoiled.

    P.S. I'm going to Fastlane.

  • Reply Mr M . A Campbell March 1, 2017 at 12:12 am

    Raw was almost like let's throw everything we have against the wall and let's see what sticks, unfortunately what they were left with was nothing but crap

  • Reply charley hurn March 1, 2017 at 12:13 am

    Short matches and filler it's been this way since cm punk left hahaha

  • Reply Trump isn't that Bad March 1, 2017 at 12:14 am

    You didn't talk about some stuff, like the Titus O'Neil segment where he reenacted his and Vince's brush up a year prior where he grabbed Vince during Daniel Bryan's retirement.  You also didn't mention how the crowd was chanting CM Punk during the Rollins segment.  Other than that.  Good video all in all.

  • Reply Kadin McNatt March 1, 2017 at 12:15 am

    It's status not staytuhs

  • Reply Wendy’s March 1, 2017 at 12:17 am

    Raw is terrible , still better than a great
    TNA show

  • Reply Sebas Avila March 1, 2017 at 12:18 am

    Why you make videos on Raw and always say they poor shows but always making videos about it. I personally think if I see something that was poor to me I wouldn't not be making videos everytime about it I just stop watching it for good smh you a total disappointment.

  • Reply Tiwnow March 1, 2017 at 12:22 am

    Seth vs Triple H has been the worst build up to a WM match since WM 31 (Roman vs Lesnar)

  • Reply Tyra Too OP March 1, 2017 at 12:22 am

    Roman is supposed to be the type of guy who stands up to things like this and always wrong. But after being beaten by Braun for weeks and finally showing some fire….now it is bad? Hmmmm I don't think the wrestling world makes much sense anymore. Especially the fans who can accept one thing almost like shit but when a guy they don't like does something of the same caliber…maybe even better then they pick it apart.

  • Reply Jurgen Klopp March 1, 2017 at 12:25 am

    wait what about fin Balor (big cass)

  • Reply Something New March 1, 2017 at 12:33 am

    Silly Oli, Roman never gets hurt, not even if he legit got an injury, he's never injured, so says McMahon, so let it be done

  • Reply Hawkeye 101 March 1, 2017 at 12:49 am

    The worst vision ever
    Roman reigns coming out in cena music and hogan clothes

  • Reply fidielio March 1, 2017 at 12:53 am

    +WrestletalkTV Oli, I'm not sure if you are aware of this statistic or not but…. did you realize your Monday Night Raw reviews last longer than most cruiserweight division matches on the red brand with the purple ring ropes? Also, was it just me or did it seem like #Raw was merely building towards another episode of Raw itself as opposed to "the last PPV before #Wrestlemania"!? What aired on the USA Network this past Monday night was not a go home show for an upcoming PPV on the road to Wrestlemania 33. It was more like an awkward house party where all the guests talked uncomfortably for most of the night and then a fight broke out at the end. WWE creative clearly wants Roman Reigns to look strong, even during a WWE contract signing/ringside brawl!

  • Reply Steffan Bills March 1, 2017 at 12:56 am

    Raw has done a pretty awful job with Fast Lane, sorry… WWE Fast Lane. They've been promoting it every other minute but they've done nothing to make people want to actually watch it. The matches on the whole are "meh" at best and it doesn't scream "This is leading up to WrestleMania" or "The Go Home PPV before the biggest show of the year" kind of PPV. I've even kept forgetting when it because they've done such a poor job engaging people into the upcoming PPV.

  • Reply Continuu 2Amaze March 1, 2017 at 12:56 am

    Raw is FUCKING trash. #BoremanLames

  • Reply Theodore Narh March 1, 2017 at 12:59 am

    Can you start doing smackdown reviews????!!!! Sometimes I can't catch either show

  • Reply Joseph Flisher March 1, 2017 at 1:17 am

    In my idea raw suck so bad I didn't go through 2 whole macths at all

  • Reply Ian Sims March 1, 2017 at 1:20 am

    Goldberg is going to squash Owens, which is just a damn shame.

  • Reply i b March 1, 2017 at 1:31 am

    my favorite part:

    Roman and Strowman running over the security guard

  • Reply carlos hernandez March 1, 2017 at 1:34 am

    Raw needs to get rid off Stephanie her act is getting old

  • Reply HopeAuq March 1, 2017 at 1:53 am

    No mention of Beth in the HOF?

  • Reply MTV 112345 March 1, 2017 at 1:57 am

    If you hate the big dog you have no life

  • Reply Goldsmith77 March 1, 2017 at 1:59 am

    that seth segment was his fucking best

  • Reply phillip turner March 1, 2017 at 2:36 am


  • Reply Jermaine Morton March 1, 2017 at 2:38 am

    the best part of the show was when Braun strowman and Roman Reigns win at it and Sami Zayn got of redemption like I said best part of the show

  • Reply K Dash March 1, 2017 at 2:39 am

    raw will always suck

  • Reply K Dash March 1, 2017 at 2:39 am

    raw needs more divas

  • Reply Rock's Rock March 1, 2017 at 3:05 am

    Oli …. when u gonna start doing SD LIVE reviews

  • Reply JCAnimal19 March 1, 2017 at 3:05 am

    Raw was so lackluster this week ? don't get me wrong there were some good parts

  • Reply awesome12345 March 1, 2017 at 3:07 am

    has there ever been an "in awe" raw?

  • Reply DouglasDTA March 1, 2017 at 3:07 am

    The whole show socked.

  • Reply McGovP March 1, 2017 at 3:08 am

    How about nobody talks about Black History Month and we just accept "Black History" as simply being part of all history?

  • Reply World Terrific Fights March 1, 2017 at 3:12 am

    Ollie plz to smackdown live reviews pretty plz!!!

  • Reply no one cares March 1, 2017 at 3:16 am

    here's the real question
    why the fuck did they have reigns eliminate taker at the rumble when they've not even started building a match between the 2 and reigns is still baby-face?
    they harldy have 1 month to build the match, and if they don't, they'll randomly insert reigns into a title match.

  • Reply Silas Phury March 1, 2017 at 3:56 am


  • Reply DEAN SHIELD March 1, 2017 at 4:08 am

    Why don't you talk about black history month then Oli…

  • Reply CaptainVSK March 1, 2017 at 4:17 am

    you know, I'm not British, but aren't in awe and cor the same thing?

  • Reply Andrew Weckwerth March 1, 2017 at 5:05 am

    The only thing that was worth watching was the Triple H Seth Rollins segment otherwise i was trying to stay awake after that cause i was bored with Raw #SmackdownIsBetter

  • Reply megamovieman101 March 1, 2017 at 6:25 am

    I think it's safe to say that SmackDown slaughtered Raw this week.

  • Reply Pankaj Kumar March 1, 2017 at 6:42 am

    start doing smack down reviews.

  • Reply Scrubs Mackenzie March 1, 2017 at 6:44 am

    what the hell i turned on notifications but still didnt get notified about these uploads

  • Reply DocUno1 March 1, 2017 at 7:37 am

    funny how Smackdown live was really good even though Raw has the Ppv this weekend

  • Reply j bird March 1, 2017 at 7:41 am

    raw aint shyt without jericho its just faq'n lame. lets see stephanie garbage foly garbage raw garbage

  • Reply Vince Van De Coevering March 1, 2017 at 8:14 am


  • Reply FamousTy March 1, 2017 at 8:34 am


  • Reply Lee Jun March 1, 2017 at 9:20 am

    la la landed… i mean moonlighted

  • Reply Xaric March 1, 2017 at 9:40 am

    the network has fastlane for free so why would they care too much? it's not the PPV's that they're advertising, it's 9.999million hours of the same stuff just slightly older and more severely edited that they're selling

  • Reply StevieG 0v0 March 1, 2017 at 10:24 am

    I would actually say Bore. seriously wwe sort it out.

  • Reply TheAnanyo March 1, 2017 at 11:01 am

    The contract signing segment could get Sami to the main event scenario, but… WWE, everybody!

  • Reply Madhop88 March 1, 2017 at 11:23 am

    New Faction, KO, Joe and Cesaro… I kid you not folks

  • Reply Verse84 March 1, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    I'm Oli Davis!

  • Reply Matty Smith March 1, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    extremely bor, but I didn't fall asleep this week & i had to watch the reply several times of Roman almost loosing his head. I want more Jerico!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Kirk Daley March 1, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    still don't know why people wanted to talk about black history month huh?because it still was black history month oli….I didn't like that comment

  • Reply The Charm City SINNER #PWChopShop March 1, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    as always smackdown was better…RAW was weak and its a diservice to Kevin Owens if he loses Sunday

  • Reply Seth Rollins March 1, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    i dont know why u oli hate my buddy roman

  • Reply Andoni Tomazou March 1, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    RAW was awful, the crowd were bad and Stephanie was vapid as usual.

  • Reply Ssardi -k March 1, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    who tf wanna see y2j fight this nigga been ass since 2009

  • Reply Ovie Kpolugbo March 1, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    You've never seen a ring rope fall off? It's funny, the only time I've ever heard of that happening just happened to be a couple of weeks earlier:

  • Reply 21AD93 March 1, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    how come you don't do smackdown reviews? i feel it's the better show

  • Reply Alawi 1698 March 1, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    y don't u do smackdown review

  • Reply bleh March 1, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    my issue with the bhm segments is that they aren't ever talking about influential black pro wrestlers. they just make generic statements about the same people everyone else talks about.

  • Reply Stefanes March 1, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Do these for SmackDown

  • Reply charlie lord March 1, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    Why do you not review smackdown? Especially considering it's been better quality than raw in recent months I dare to say

  • Reply jag är bäst March 1, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    or you racist

  • Reply robert gudgeon March 1, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    You got it right Olie I love Samoa Jo and look forward to seen him but as always WWE stuff things up

  • Reply MrMhall1 March 1, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    was a shit raw

  • Reply edward hickey March 1, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    wrestletalk Raw rating system is always on the money, WWE pay attention to this, over 80% of Raws for a good 3 years now have been garbage, time of a change and shorten the show to 2 hours and a bit extra for special matches and events. 3 hours and only 15 minutes worth watching usually, get entertaining us! Even with PG boring era more can be done to bring the shock factor back. That said I have been enjoying most of the ppvs were OK with only about 2 a year being real stinkers

  • Reply Mike Hawk March 1, 2017 at 6:38 pm


  • Reply Asher Umair Siddiqui March 1, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    raw was very poor

    only Cesaro n Joe match was worth watching n the Rollins segment…

  • Reply Rob Lacroix March 1, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    did I make it in time for you to respond?

  • Reply Plush Hunter March 1, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Kevin Owens becomes savage again, now that he lost Jericho. Could really be that WWE lets him keep the title. I'd hope so and then have a title vs. title match against Jericho at WM. Strowman vs. Reigns was actually pretty good. I sincerely think this feud is what will bring Reigns over.

  • Reply Ryan Coward March 1, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    You really REALLY need to start reviewing smackdown. Smackdown have pulled raws pants down and spanked them for the last couple months

  • Reply FL1PN0S1S March 1, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    that Rollins interview was out of place, hence the crowd not giving a shit till Trips and Joe came out. i can understand cutting a promo on a go-home show but having everyone get mic time was excessive. the interview would've been better suited on the Raw after Fastlane with perhaps just Rollins' music being used as a distraction during the Joe/Cesaro or Joe/Zayn match. anyways, with a 'poor' Raw it's kinda hard to not have a decent Fastlane PPV.

  • Reply Maicol Beggi March 1, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    love how you review the shittiest show on tv, but don't review the good one 🙂 (Smack Down)

  • Reply The Bearded One March 2, 2017 at 12:45 am

    I watch Raw on Hulu and it cuts it down to about an hour and a half so it works out for me

  • Reply patrick ridsdale March 2, 2017 at 2:50 am

    Can you do smackdown live review?

  • Reply Omar Faruk March 2, 2017 at 6:29 am

    why don't you review smackdown live, where raw is a disease and smackdown is cure

  • Reply Apurba Samanta March 2, 2017 at 8:01 am

    make smackdown reveiw

  • Reply SuperHezz 1312 March 2, 2017 at 8:06 am

    you should do a smack down live review it's a superior show we want to hear your words on it

  • Reply narutofanboy211 March 2, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    are you only going to cover raw or?? Raw is trash! 3 hours of nothing…. were as smackdown has actual things you can talk about… just my opinion

  • Reply Zanyah 17 March 3, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    That's a good point. He never said he was wrong for selling out lol

  • Reply Muhammad Alshammari March 3, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Lol Michael cole look like a kid in Christmas lol ?

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