Title This: WWE Raw Reaction 5-21

Josh Isenberg

Christian-AJ catches up with Punk and he calls her crazy and it was basically her fault with how she is acting. She starts to cry and Punk uses his comedic ways to make this interesting by hugging her and saying he sorta digs crazy chicks.

Christian def. Jinder Mahal

What I Liked:

Thankfully, we got to see the new Intercontinental Champion. I really thought they did the right thing and not having him wait until Smackdown to showcase his return. Mahal actually doesn't do too bad of a job at grounding Christian early with a choke hold and a side suplex. Christian connects with a sunset flip that did not land too well, but Christian hits great chops to his face that sound and look great. It is nice to see Christian working off the ring rust live. Christian hits Killswitch, but finishes him off with a Frog Splash. I liked the finish for Christian, as he added a new piece.

What I Disliked:

Is there a reason why Mahal is facing Christian? I really wanted him to face someone else that is relevant and who could compete with him in a more fast paced basis. Christian deserves a real feud, and Rhodes did not get that holding the IC Title. I fear that Christian could get stuck with thrown together matches and feuds that make absolutely no sense. We shall wait and see.

Grade: C+

Beth Phoenix def. Kelly Kelly

What I Liked:

Great aggression and frustration showed by Beth after a loss from last night. It is nice to see some sort of carry over from her loss to Layla. Beth gets a few quick covers to keep the match from slowing down. Kelly Kelly gets a few nice moves, including a hurricanranna that translated into a pinfall attempt. Phoenix ended up dominating the match, which is what she should do. This also continues Phoenix's chase back to the top. This was a nice way to give the Divas a little bit of time and did not need to use Layla tonight. There should have been some sort of Layla interaction though.

What I Disliked:

This was not a bad match by any means. There was a little bit of action and a greater purpose to have Phoenix win.

Grade: C+

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