WWE Monday Night Raw rolls on. In our next match, we have Ricochet and Cedric Alexander who are evidently a full-time team now. They got a graphic together so it seems like they want to put some steam behind them… oh hey, they’re facing Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan from NXT! Always liked them.
Ricochet & Cedric Alexander vs. Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan
Burch and Cedric start, Burch gets the immediate advantage with a clothesline, tag to Oney, double knife edge chop. Lorcan with a Front Facelock, gets Cedric with european uppercuts. Tag to Burch who continues the pounding, Cedric tries to fight back but struggles. Knife edge chop exchange but Burch lands much harder and knocks him down for a 1 count. Side headlock cinched. Cedric makes his way up, jawbreaker. Simultags but Ricochet is the house of fire, Lorcan with a boot up on a charge, goes up top but Ricochet with a pop-up rana! Burch breaks up the pin, Ricochet dropkicks him out of the ring, tag to Alexander, Inverted Atomic Drop/Enziguri combo, Cedric with a Front Suplex, Ricochet with the Standing Shooting Star Press! Tag to Ricochet, Cedric hits the Neuralizer and follows up with an immediate Suicide Dive to Burch, Ricochet with the Recoil on Lorcan for the victory!
Winners: Ricochet & Cedric Alexander
Could’ve done with that being a little longer given who was involved but nothing wrong with letting Cedric and Ric get a relatively easy win to establish them as a real tag team. Given how dead they both were as a singles this works as a nice little reset for them and they’re certainly a natural pair together. And I mean I’m always in favor of giving more power to a tag division so that’s fine by me. Their combo moves are pretty fun and they have a nice finishing sequence. So that’s pretty cool.
The only real questionable thing here is that while Raw could use some more tag teams, mostly it needs heels in my view. AOP are out so basically it’s just the OC and the team of Garza and Theory. And those would be cool to see but that’s not a lot of tandems for Ricochet and Cedric to face off against. I suppose the Viking Raiders could turn heel at any time though, that’d sure be a fun match-up if it they let it reach it’s full potential…
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