Five things we learnt from Raw

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Last night Raw took place in San Antonio and we witnessed the aftermath from a solid Elimination Chamber event on Sunday. Here’s what we learnt:

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5) Ryback vs Big Show? Really?

Many fans expected the new Intercontinental Champion Ryback to continue his feud with Bray Wyatt, however, it was the Big Show who returned to emerge as his new adversary. In a match against The Miz, Show interfered and after looking to KO Ryback, his attention was turned to The Miz who suffered the knock out punch. Big Show explained his actions by saying he wants to be the man to stop Ryback but unfortunately this encounter doesn't fill me, or many others, with much excitement.

4) Money in the Bank ladder match participants

The participants for this year's Money in the Bank ladder match were announced on Raw and they are Randy Orton, Sheamus, Roman Reigns, Kofi Kingston, Dolph Ziggler and Neville. This should be an incredibly exciting match as Neville will be looking to use the ladder to defy gravity in ways we have never seen before. It is also nice to see The New Day be rewarded for their excellent recent work in the form of Kofi Kingston being included in the match. Roman Reigns has to be the favourite for this one and it would appear he would get the positive crowd reaction he deserves if he does go over.

3) Cena and Owens continue their feud

After Kevin Owens' shocking clean victory over John Cena at Elimination Chamber in his WWE debut match, the pair revealed they would be going at it again at Money in the Bank. In what was a great and passionate promo between the two and fans are salivating at the prospect of more of the same in the re-match. Owens seems to be bringing out a passion we have not seen from Cena in a while and I expect Cena to win at Money in the Bank to set up a winner takes all decider.

2) Roman Reigns gains momentum

After the disappointing Wrestlemania 31 Roman Reigns endured, last night was a huge step in the right direction for the big man. Reigns was forced to take part in no less than three matches by The Authority in order to book his place in the Money in the Bank match. After defeating King Barrett, Mark Henry and Bray Wyatt, Reigns finally qualified and his status as one of the companies most over faces and promising stars is definitely still in tact. Reigns and Ambrose going up against the WWE establishment is a great way for fresh stars to be made and it is an exciting time to follow these careers.

1) Dean Ambrose is still holding onto the WWE Championship

After no-showing for the majority of the night, Dean Ambrose finally made a late appearance on Raw to help Roman Reigns avoid a beatdown from the Authority. Ambrose had the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in his possession and left with it too and a re-match was made between him and Rollins for the title at the Money in the Bank PPV in just two weeks. Although Ambrose is in possession of the belt, Seth Rollins is still officially the champion and this angle could to be a trial to see if Ambrose is over enough for a face run with the title. If that is the case, Ambrose would have passed with flying colours as the WWE Universe are very much behind him.