The Best And Worst Of WWE Raw 8/18/14: It’s For Charity

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Click on through for the Best and Worst of WWE Raw for August 18, 2014.

Best: Wow, Daniel Bryan’s Suddenly A Foot Taller

I’ll admit it, I fell for it.

Sunday’s SummerSlam event was so legitimately unpredictable that I came into Raw with the feeling that anything could happen. The five-point preview was just THIS PERSON HAD A MATCH AT SUMMERSLAM, WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR THIS PERSON. It was so vague, and SummerSlam was SO full of John Cena getting f*cked up like he was the Dirt Bike Kid that yeah, sure, maybe they’re gonna surprise us. Then the music played for one second too long and my (and I’m assuming your) brain went, “oh, right, it’s gonna be Stephanie.”