See exclusive slow-motion footage from intense Monday Night Raw battle between the teams of Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins and Bray Wyatt & Samoa Joe.05/23/2017 - 17:30
WWE Top 10 takes you back to this week's Monday Night Raw to revisit the show's most thrilling, physical and controversial moments.05/23/2017 - 14:15
Time slows down as Finn Bálor goes to battle against his former "good brother."05/23/2017 - 12:45
Though the Extreme Rules Fatal 5-Way Match at Extreme Rules will be every man for himself, Raw's turbulent main event features a tag team showdown between a pair of shaky partnerships.05/23/2017 - 00:00
Following his loss to Kalisto, Titus O'Neil claims Apollo Crews' let down the Titus Brand.05/22/2017 - 23:45
The Wicked Witch of WWE looks to send a painful message to Bayley ahead of their Raw Women's Title Match at Extreme Rules.05/22/2017 - 23:45
Matt Hardy battles The Celtic Warrior for the right to choose the stipulation for their upcoming Raw Tag Team Championship Match at Extreme Rules.05/22/2017 - 23:45
Ahead of his Submission Match at Extreme Rules against WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville, Austin Aries goes head-to-head against Tony Nese.05/22/2017 - 23:30
Vic Joseph gives a special shout-out to his fellow WWE announcers for all their help, as he becomes the newest voice of WWE.05/22/2017 - 22:45
Apollo Crews takes on a high-flying masked adversary with Titus O'Neil keeping close watch.05/22/2017 - 22:45
The Boss will look to take charge of Alicia Fox in an explosive Raw showdown.05/22/2017 - 22:45
In anticipation of the imminent Street Fight on WWE 205 Live, The Brian Kendrick attacks Akira Tozawa and ignites an absolute melee.05/22/2017 - 22:45
It's lights, camera, action as Goldust talks about the flickering light that is his former cohort R-Truth.05/22/2017 - 22:30
The Advocate to Universal Champion Brock Lesnar comes forth to give Bálor the edge in Extreme Rules Fatal 5-Way No. 1 Contender's Match at Extreme Rules.05/22/2017 - 22:15
Finn Bálor goes to war against his former friend Karl Anderson.05/22/2017 - 22:00
Elias Samson makes his in-ring Raw debut against the reigning Intercontinental Champion.05/22/2017 - 22:00
The Realest Guy in the Room gets his lights knocked out by an unknown assailant.05/22/2017 - 21:15
"Eck’s Factor": Raw SuperShow 10/2 analysis
Talking point: WWE Superstars, referees, announcers and crew give COO Triple H a vote of no confidence, stage a walkout
Eck’s Factor: The final segment made for extremely compelling television, and I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next.
That said, I have a hard time accepting that the majority of the babyfaces would vote against Triple H staying in power. A contingent of heels following the legal advice of David Otunga and staging a walkout makes sense, but it seems very out of character that the likes of Jerry Lawler and Air Boom would join them, and I think it’s even more of a stretch that Jim Ross and Zack Ryder – two guys who Triple H put back on TV when he first got the COO gig – would go against him.
Talking point: Some notable Superstars are absent from the vote on Triple H
Eck’s Factor: The WWE Universe is wondering where John Cena, CM Punk, Randy Orton and Sheamus – not to mention a few others, such as Mason Ryan and Kelly Kelly – were during the walkout. That’s a great question. One could deduce that their absence suggests that they are firmly behind Triple H.
On the other hand, perhaps, they were all just grabbing a snack before catering closed for the night. I’m very interested to hear what their thoughts are on the Triple H situation.
Talking point: Sheamus scores the winning pinfall in a 12-man Tag Team Match
Eck’s Factor: I really enjoyed this match, which went nearly 30 minutes and had significant star power. In the end, the team of Sheamus, John Cena, CM Punk, Air Boom & Mason Ryan emerged victorious over Alberto Del Rio, Christian, Dolph Ziggler, Cody Rhodes, Jack Swagger & David Otunga.
Sheamus, who has been really gaining momentum as of late, looked especially strong. With the way he is connecting with the crowd since becoming a fan favorite, Sheamus may be on his way to becoming a breakout star.
Talking point: Kelly Kelly goes ballistic on Beth Phoenix
Eck’s Factor: I’ve been around some moody women in my day, but Kelly Kelly’s mood swings Monday night made her come off like the ultimate psycho girlfriend from Hell (granted, a smoking hot psycho girlfriend from Hell, but psycho, nonetheless).
I immediately thought it was strange that Kelly Kelly was so bubbly when she and Eve Torres came out for their match against Beth Phoenix and Natalya, just 24 hours after she had lost her Divas Championship to Phoenix. Then, once the match started, Kelly Kelly snapped, and began screaming and crying uncontrollably as she viciously assaulted Phoenix. Although I liked seeing a different and more aggressive side to Kelly Kelly, the way it played out just seemed odd to me.
Talking point: Santino Marella returns, upsets Jinder Mahal
Eck’s Factor: It’s great to see Marella back after he was sidelined for a month with a separated shoulder as the result of a car accident. Marella is always entertaining, although Mahal probably wasn’t all that amused after succumbing to The Cobra in about 30 seconds.
Mahal, who at one point seemed to have a bright future in WWE, hasn’t exactly been on a roll of late. I’m curious to see if he avenges the embarrassing loss to Marella or if his downward spiral continues.
Talking point: Brodus Clay video package debuts
Eck’s Factor: I’m not exactly going out on a limb when I say that Clay is going to make an impact in WWE. Clay, who has kept a low profile since getting his face smashed with a ladder during a match between Christian and Alberto Del Rio at Extreme Rules five months ago, has impressive size, a unique look and the ability to cut a decent promo.
On a side note, if you’re wondering why Clay looks so angry all the time, just think how ticked off you’d be if you finished second to Johnny Curtis in the fourth season of NXT.
WHO IS KEVIN ECK?
For those who are unfamiliar with me, I come to WWE from The Baltimore Sun, where I was an assistant sports editor and the author of a pro wrestling blog titled Ring Posts. In between two stints with The Sun, I worked as the editor of WCW Magazine from 2000 to 2001. Follow me on Twitter and send your questions to @KevinEck_WWE.