The November 13th, 2017 episode of WWE RAW aired live from the Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA. It was the final episode of RAW before WWE Survivor Series this Sunday. Here are 7 takeaways from this week’s RAW:
7Stephanie McMahon Once Again Belittled Kurt Angle
RAW Commissioner Stephanie McMahon kicked off this week’s episode of RAW. Stephanie called RAW GM Kurt Angle down to the ring. Stephanie asked how the New Day was able to get into the arena last week during RAW and Angle said that he didn’t know. Stephanie then berated Kurt Angle for putting his son, Jason Jordan, on Team RAW for Survivor Series. She then questioned why Kurt Angle allowed John Cena to be on Team SmackDown.
Angle dared Shane McMahon to start the match with him at Survivor Series and vowed to break Shane’s ankle. Stephanie stated that she made a mistake making Angle the RAW GM. Finally, The Shield interrupted and made their way to the ring. Dean Ambrose grabbed the microphone and said that Kurt Angle is a great leader.
Stephanie responded by mocking The Shield for losing the RAW Tag Team Championships and blamed Kurt Angle for allowing that to happen. Roman Reigns grabbed the microphone and poked fun at Stephanie McMahon falling through a table at WrestleMania 33. Reigns then announced that The Shield were challenging New Day at Survivor Series.
All is right with the world again…
— WWE (@WWE) November 14, 2017
I thought this promo went on far too long. Stephanie McMahon laid a verbal beatdown on Kurt Angle for about 10 minutes before The Shield finally interrupted. I would have liked to see Kurt Angle stick up for himself a bit more here. He just stood there as Stephanie insulted him over and over again. It reminded me of when Mick Foley was GM. The dynamic between Foley and Stephanie McMahon got old very fast and I’m worried that the same thing is about to happen here.