Kashin In: The Seth Rollins Apology Tour Edition (6-22-2015)

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Hello everyone and welcome to another installment of Ka$hin In with Keila Ca$h. Tonight’s episode of Raw emanated from Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Brock Lesnar has reopened Suplex City and he’s looking for some new tenants to torment. Seth Rollins is at the top of the waiting list to get his ass handed to him by The Beast. Did Rollins meet certain doom or did he have a Plan B in mind to outsmart Lesnar leading up to their match at Battleground for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship? The answer to that question can be found throughout this blog. Without further ado, let’s dissect tonight’s episode of Raw in no particular order.

  • Brock Lesnar is awesome. That is all. Best apology ever. Nuggies for everyone!
  • That was a lot of adjectives used by Paul Heyman to describe the slimy and wormy ways of Seth Rollins. I need a thesaurus to keep up.
  • I have missed Paul Heyman on my television. His promo was smooth like butter and on the money. He booked Rollins an all-expenses paid trip to Suplex City with five star accommodations for one bitch. It was a glorious way to start the show as Lesnar just stood there like a beastly badass. They bring a level of unpredictability and excitement to the broadcast that is unmatched. It makes Raw must-see television and for that I am grateful.
  • It appears that Rollins is trying to make peace with his enemies by giving Kane the assist in defeating Dean Ambrose. So much for being his own man and not needing anyone’s help to bail him out of trouble.
  • Until Bray Wyatt’s latest mind game, Roman Reigns vs. Sheamus was solid. Things started off slow in the beginning, but the action and physicality picked up after the commercial break. It was a hard hitting match down the stretch and it appeared that Reigns had the win in hand until Wyatt popped up on the tiantron taunting Reigns by having a tea party with a rocking chair. Reigns thought Wyatt had his daughter, but he was wrong as he headed backstage.
  • He found Wyatt’s lair, but no one was there. The room was dimly lit with a bunch of flameless candles from QVC and a makeshift tea party for two. The wall was plastered with pictures of Reigns with the words “Anyone But You” written in red. It was creepy and added a new dimension of psychological warfare to their feud. I know that Wyatt is probably going to get his ass kicked, but at least he is upping his game in the mind games department to make me care about his latest conquest to be the New Face of Fear despite losing to The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXXI.
  • What in the hell? Kofi’s clapping technique is something else…
  • Thanks a lot, announcers. They totally hijacked my Rosetta Stone joke. That snafu aside, I thought John Cena and Kevin Owens had a nice promo exchange to kick off the third hour of Raw. Cena proclaimed that the United States Championship was a symbol of excellence and he was willing to lose the belt in order to face Owens once again in their rubber match to determine who the better man was. Owens came out and noted how he doesn’t care about other people’s opinions. He was not seeking anyone’s approval, but he would take great pleasure in winning the U.S. title in order to validate his own excellence. Both men proceeded to trade bilingual barbs at each other with Cena sealing the deal by vowing to kick Owens’ ass at Battleground. It was a fun segment that didn’t overstay its welcome. If their first two matches are any indication, their third bout should be an instant classic as well.
  • I guess Seth Rollins has to swallow his pride and apologize in order to put the band back together. What a brave man.
  • I can see Big Show’s nipples through his polo shirt. Disturbing sight.
  • Big Show just got owned by Ryback backstage. That was decisive and emphatic.
  • I smell a quadrangle between Lana, Dolph Ziggler, Rusev, and Summer Rae. Welcome to The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful rolled into one.
  • Green screen botch…
  • Seth Rollins went on his apology tour and managed to get J&J Security and Kane back on his side. Lesnar broke up the party and took Rollins on a trip to Suplex City. However, the numbers game caught up to The Beast as Kane got back in the ring and delivered a chokeslam. Lesnar tried to mount a comeback, but Rollins targeted his left knee and went in for the kill. The Champ slammed Lesnar’s knee into the ring post as his minions continued to pounce and attack The Conqueror before Rollins hit Lesnar with a Pedigree to put an exclamation point on things. Raw went off the air with Rollins standing tall in the ring with The Authority by his side while Lesnar writhed in pain.
  • The attack on Lesnar was underwhelming. It went too long and seeing Kane beat Lesnar up bored me to no end because it looked so unbelievable. However, it makes sense that WWE would make Lesnar look vulnerable and fragile. It’s incredibly rare to see him get destroyed like this and it should only happen on special occasions. I understand the reasoning, but the execution of the game plan left a lot to be desired. On the plus side, Lesnar will be in seek and destroy mode the next time he’s on Raw. Rollins is a marked man and his henchmen have a bounty on their collective heads. It’s a win-win.
  • Overall, I thought tonight’s episode of Raw was nondescript. Lesnar and Heyman kicked off the show with flair and excitement. Then, we got saddled with a bunch of matches with little context or meaning. Reigns vs. Sheamus win best match of the night honors by default. Everything in-between bordered on middling to decent at best. It was a show that dragged and failed to capitalize on the momentum from last week’s broadcast. With four weeks to go until Battleground, WWE better turn up the heat in order for me to care about the penultimate show before Summerslam in a couple of months. The verdict is still out and I am not throwing in the towel yet, but this show was a snooze fest in terms of in-ring action. It happens sometimes. Let’s hope this doesn’t become an every week occurrence from a booking and creative standpoint, though.

On that note, this wraps up another edition of Ka$hin In with Keila Ca$h. I hope you enjoyed it and I will be back next week with a brand new blog. I shall leave you with “A Moment with Daria.” See you later, boys and girls!

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