-The new opening song is good, I like it, nice idea to get something fresh. Positive points!
-I love the commentary team being moved back from ring side, and I thought they did a reasonably good job. Positive points!
-The surprise announcement of two 4-way matches to determine an opponent for Rollins at Summerslam to decide the first ever WWE Universal Champion (RAW champ) was good. I liked it,and I liked all the wrestlers picked to be in the matches. Positive Points!
-First Four way was excellent, one of the best matches of the night, and Balor winning was refreshing, and gave me some hope! Positive Points!
-I loved seeing Britt Baker, what a surprise. Of course she had to be squashed by the most over rated performer I've seen in the WWE in some time. Points lost for this crap.
-The Golden Truth is idiotic, and the little segment with Sasha was horrid. Points lost for this crap.
-Second 4 way was good, but no where near as good as the first, and Roman going over made it even worse, and no, I don't hate Roman. I hate his current story line, and this match told that stupid story. The wrestling was good enough for me to call it a split. No positive point, and no points lost....sort of whatever.
-New Day Segment...stupid, lame, dumb, all the typical New Day drivel, but thank you to The Club for making it somewhat fun at the end. Much like the last match, I won't give or take away points. Call it a wash.
-Neville vs Curtis Axel- Just a match to bring Neville back, whom I like, a lot. The match was average at best. Why in the hell would you actually announce a wrestler as "irrelevant?" A little points lost just for that idiocy.
-Charlotte vs Sasha for the Women's title....WOW...I mean the match of the night! A true 5 star classic that had everything you'd ever want in a match and should have been the main event. I can't say enough positive things about this. Amazing stuff, absolutely wrestling done right in every way. DAMN!
-Strowman vs the Pa indy guy- Congrats to the indy guy a lot of my wrestling friends seem to know well, but this was just stupid and pointless. I understand wanting to squash some nobody, rather than a WWE star, but come on. I think it was more about not exposing Strowman against a better opponent. Points lost for this one.
-Enzo and Cass are cool, I can even handle them repeating the same exact stuff every single week, because they have something, they do. However, they get to face those idiots The Shining Stars? WHYYYYYY? Points lost here just because the Shining Stars are beyond horrible in every way possible. No, just no.
-Main Event, Balor vs Reigns was good, nothing amazing performance wise honestly, but I was so thrilled, and shocked at the outcome that an average match earns positive points here. Balor vs Reigns for the new Universal title should be money, and that's awesome!
So looking at it honestly, even though they did give me HOPE, in the end, there were...
6 segments that I scored positively
5 segments I scored negatively
2 segments I said were a wash
If I scored just based on that, the show would earn a 6/10 from me. However, the women's match was sooo good, and Roman jobbing CLEAN to Balor will make me give this show a 7/10. That said, it was the best RAW I've seen in ages. Here is hoping Smackdown tops it.