Asuka def. Catalina
Catalina previously appeared alongside Sin Cara on Raw late last year. I believe she was involved in a Battle Royal on NXT this year as well. She's very young but has a ton of a upside. Asuka was on offense for most of this match, but Catalina still held her own and looked good in defeat. Hopefully we see more of her on NXT TV in the near future. On a side note, many would argue that Asuka has been the MVP of these empty arena shows because of her constant screaming, but I find it to be more annoying than anything else.
Humberto Carrillo def. Shelton Benjamin
Carrillo returned to Raw after about a month away the night after WrestleMania 36 winning a squash match, so I'm slightly surprised he wasn't involved in any of the Money in the Bank qualifying matches. This was on par with their original encounter a few weeks ago as they once again had quality chemistry. Carrillo winning with a roll-up was interesting if only because Benjamin has nothing to lose at this point, but hey, a victory is a victory. Maybe it was designed to set up a potential third match, even though Benjamin has already lost to Carrillo twice.
It's worth noting that MVP replaced Byron Saxton on commentary this week and I thought he did well for himself. That's in addition to the match he had against Apollo Crews on Monday's Raw. Between wrestling, doing commentary and still serving as a backstage agent, the man can do it all! The show itself was solid with Asuka vs. Catalina being a fresh and fun matchup and Carrillo and Benjamin once again working well together. I enjoyed Raw this week, so with the Raw recaps thrown in, I thought this made for an efficient episode.
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