Reviewing Monday Night Raw: February 15

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It's starting to become a bit of a regular theme these days. Every Tuesday after viewing Monday Night Raw, it's like time has been wasted because of poor booking and needless matches.

Having said that, this week's episode was kind of rescued in my eyes because of some interesting promos and little teasers made by the writing team.

It was great to see a title change hands on a Raw show, with Kevin Owens winning the Intercontinental Championship for a second time in his career, after winning a fatal-five match against the likes of Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler, Tyler Breeze and Stardust.


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It was also a nice change to see the Wyatt Family conclude Monday Night Raw, only for it to be ruined with a match against has-beens like Kane and Big Show, along with the pointless Ryback.

Those were the matches that started and ended Raw, and in between you could have just saved yourself some time and skipped right past the matches.

A diva match that was over before you could blink, and AJ Styles/Miz match-up that wasn't very memorable at all and also a Zac Ryder/Heath Slater match that wouldn't even be interesting on a show like Main Event.

However, the promos in between those matches were actually quite interesting and somewhat enjoyable.

Dean Ambrose had a good interview segment with Renee Young after losing the Intercontinental Championship, while Dolph Ziggler and Kevin Owens also had a little run-in with Young backstage, which confirmed the title match for Fastlane.

Another promo that was enjoyable was actually the divas one involving Charlotte and Brie Belle.

The WWE writers got it spot on by having Charlotte interrupt Brie whilst she was talking about Daniel Bryan. It's cheap and easy heat from the crowd aimed at the heel.

Now in the past few months, Charlotte hasn't been great on the mic, but she's clearly been learning from her Father, Ric Flair, and she actually managed to carry the promo before being attacked by Brie.

Another promo that was very interesting to spectate was Paul Heyman calling out Roman Reigns. Now lets be honest, whenever Paul has the mic in his hand it's TV gold, but his planting the seeds of doubt into Reigns' head last night was very smart and very clever.

Who do you choose? Your family and the title, or your friend Ambrose. It was well written and it builds up Fastlane rather nicely, especially with the two nearly coming to blows later on in the show.

Overall it wasn't a bad show, but once again it looks like three-hour TV is killing the product because they simply don't have the talent to fill it.

Even Triple H has admitted he wants it cut down to two hours again. 

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