5 Takeaways From WWE RAW (11/27)

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The November 27th episode of WWE RAW aired live from Knoxville, TN. Here are 5 takeaways from this week’s episode of RAW:

5Roman Reigns & Elias Stole The Show

Roman Reigns came down to the ring with his newly won Intercontinental Championship. Some of the crowd chanted “you deserve it” and Roman thanked then. Reigns vowed to be a fighting champion and challenged anyone in the back to come down to the ring and face him for the title.

Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas came down to the ring. Axel and Dallas cut promos on Reigns because he dissed The Miz by saying that he wasn’t a fighting champion. Elias joined the party and stated that he will now lead the wandering souls that are Axel and Dallas. Elias stated that he was going to take Reigns’ IC Title later on tonight and Reigns responded that he is going to need a neck brace like Curtis Axel after their match.

Elias performed a song before his match with Roman Reigns. Elias said that the song was dedicated to The Miz. The crowd started booing and Elias brilliantly started the song over. Elias finished his song and then announced that he was going to do something special tonight. Elias was then joined by Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel. Dallas and Axel started playing harmonicas as Elias strummed his guitar. The Miztourage took a bow after the performance and Roman Reigns finally came down to the ring as the crowd chanted “we want Reigns!”.

Elias controlled the match early but Reigns battled back and beatdown Elias in the corner. Bo Dallas hopped up on the ring apron and Reigns knocked him to the floor outside the ring. Axel hopped up on the other side of the ring and distracted Reigns. Elias then connected with a running knee for a two count as RAW went to a commercial break.

Reigns was back in control when RAW returned. Reigns took out Dallas outside the ring and then slowly walked towards Axel. Reigns then planted him with a Spear but Elias attacked Roman from behind and slammed him into the ring post. Elias hit an Elbow Drop in the ring for a two count. Elias hit a Powerbomb for a two count. Reigns connected with the Superman Punch for a two count. Reigns went for a Spear but Elias blocked it with a knee. Roman immediately went for another Spear and connected for the pinfall victory.

After the match, Samoa Joe attacked Roman Reigns and locked him in the Coquina Clutch.

Elias had himself a hell of a night tonight on RAW. We witnessed his best concert ever and he had a very good match with Roman Reigns. Elias ultimately came up short, but I thought he was very impressive tonight and hopefully he continues to get more popular every week. I’m ready for a Roman Reigns and Samoa Joe feud for the Intercontinental Championship. I think Finn Balor deserves to be in the hunt for that title as well, but that seems unlikely after tonight.