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Long before an incredible main event between Sasha Banks and Charlotte Flair, which ended with the WWE Raw womens championship changing hands for the fifth time in four months, Mondays episode simply felt different.There was an energy within each segment that was tangible, which is something that has been scarcely felt during the past fourth months, as Monday Night Raw routinely came in second to in-house rival SmackDown Live in the court of public opinion.Raw has always been able to handle the big, unpredictable moments with spectacular ease, but crafting a consistent storyline within each feud hasnt come as easily. All of that appeared to change Monday, as WWE presented three hours of pro wrestling that seemed to flow with ease, as the dialogue was crisp and the action intense.In fact, it felt like more things were accomplished in terms of story lines in the first 90 minutes alone than in many other weeks combined. Only time will tell, of course, whether this was a one-off in the grand scheme, or a calculated change to the way the shows creative is presented.But the by-product was a number of compelling angles competing for top billing, including the rocky friendship between Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho, Sami Zayns growing unhappiness on Raw and an incredible promo from Paul Heyman promising vicious comeuppance for Goldberg at the hands of Brock Lesnar.None of those developments would have mattered as much in the overall scheme, however, had it not been for the physicality and pay-per-view quality of Banks title victory over Charlotte, which ended with a creative submission move using the handrail in the crowd in their falls count anywhere match.Anyone willing to waste emotion on the idea that seeing the womens title on Raw switch hands so often has somehow devalued it, is missing out on the overall impact of this incredible rivalry between a pair of female superstars who may one day walk away as the best in WWE history.Banks and Charlotte put on another classic on Monday, filled with high spots and dangerous intensity. Each chapter of their rivalry has helped illuminate the idea that we are watching something memorable -- on the level of classic feuds like Shawn Michaels-Bret Hart and Lita-Trish Status -- that will be talked about for years to come.If anything, the amount of title changes in such a short time has solidified just how evenly matched the two competitors appear to be. And the added storyline wrinkle of Ric Flair, Charlottes estranged father whom she fired as manager in May, coming out to celebrate with Banks only adds more potential fuel to the fire.By allowing a red-hot personality like Jericho to dominate the majority of Mondays show, only to give way to the companys best rivalry for the finish, WWE proved it has its priorities in order when it comes to its flagship brand.For one night at least, everything seemed to make sense on Raw -- all of the dots connected. For that, we should savor the flavor.Or as Jericho likes to say: Drink it in, man.Hits and missesFrom the attention to detail of Jericho wearing the same scarf that Braun Strowman rejected as a gift one week earlier, to Roman Reigns appearing as smooth on the microphone as, well, just about ever, credit Raw for a strong opening segment that set the stage for a great night. It also properly planted the seeds for the rift between best friends Jericho and Owens that created a cliffhanger of sorts entering next week. And while Jericho had many offerings for line of the night on Monday, his suggestion that Sin Cara was wearing a Jericho mask the previous week (as opposed to the other way around) was made perfect with the punchline of, Thats right, he got the mask of Jericho ... and he put it on, maaannnn.The parking lot brawl between Jericho and Seth Rollins provided the perfect contrast of intensity to the comedic segments featuring Jericho moments earlier. Rollins not only upped the ante of physicality by throwing Jericho into a barrier on the concrete; his pedigree on top of a random car was outright vicious:Did @WWERollins just make THE LIST? Probably, once @IAmJericho wakes up from THIS... #RAW pic.twitter.com/j46B6eKleB- WWE (@WWE) November 29, 2016But the best part of all may have been how oblivious the two guys in the adjacent office were to the fight going on right outside their window.Raw general manager Mick Foley was tremendous in terms of his intensity when he rescued Zayn from another beatdown at the hands of Strowman, before saying, You cannot win. You will never win. It does not match up well. Hes not a competitor. Hes not an entertainer. Hes a monster! Zayns comeback was just as strong, as he called Foley a hypocrite and someone who is in my way. The segment appeared to further tease the idea that a trade is brewing between brands, especially after Baron Corbins similar issues with authority on SmackDown Live.Ive said it before and Ill say it once more here: Tony Nese has all the makings to be the face of the WWEs new cruiserweight division for years to come. Pairing him with the heel support of Drew Gulak was a nice touch.While the majority of the promo Enzo Amore cut on Rusev and his wife Lana -- referencing last weeks backstage segment where a naked Amore was locked out of the dressing room -- was hilarious, and a nod toward the increasing TV-14 dialogue he has teased in recent weeks, the punchline may have gone a bit too far. Amore was the babyface in this case, which made such a crass insult on another mans wife feel a bit out of place when its taken that far. In this case, the follow-up beating Amore endured -- complete with Rusev kicking him in the crotch to earn a disqualification loss -- felt justified. Yes, Enzo had that machka coming.While it was great to see a trusted veteran like Mark Henry land a role in an upcoming WWE film Incarnate, it was sad to see him once again jobbing in the brief clip that was played on Raw.The bar scene in which Cesaro and Sheamus stopped arguing with each other long enough to team up in a brawl against a group of unruly patrons felt so much like The Attitude Era that it made for a welcome addition to the show. Somewhere in the WWE universe, JBL and Ron Simmons had to be smiling.No one has mastered the art of spontaneous trash-talking in the midst of a match like Owens, who ripped Reigns for his greasy hair while holding him down with a chin lock on the mat before exclaiming, Go back to football or whatever you were doing.From his unshaven visage to his jittery demeanor, Heyman showcased once again why hes the best in the world at what he does with his promo on Goldberg. Not only did Heyman put over just how much Lesnar took him lightly at Survivor Series, he did well to explain the story line humiliation and embarrassment that The Beast now faces, while teasing what Goldberg can expect when they see each other again at Royal Rumble. This was about as good as it gets.Move of the nightCharlottes moonsault onto Sasha Banks from the elevated announce table to the floor below was incredible to behold and just another example of the two female superstars continuing to push the envelope.In a #FallsCountAnywhere battle for @MsCharlotteWWEs #RAW Womens Title, The Queen will do ANYTHING to defeat @SashaBanksWWE! pic.twitter.com/DPDqc5K8J3- WWE (@WWE) November 29, 2016Line of the nightWell Byron [Saxton], listen up. My moral compass was thrown on the ground and stomped on seven years ago for the mistakes I made -- for the mistakes I owned up to. My wife was starving while you were goofing around on Twitter and youre going to tell me how to live my life, Byron? Im a champion. You couldnt walk one mile in my shoes. You dont have the constitution. Youre a quitter, Byron. -- WWE cruiserweight champion Brian Kendrick. Bouteille dEau Hydro Flask .1 million pounds ($61.2 million) on Saturday, giving the beleaguered English Premier League champions a major lift. Bouchon Hydro Flask .C. -- When North Carolina freshman Ryan Switzer reported to training camp in August he was a little miffed to learn he was third on the depth chart at punt returner. http://www.hydroflaskbouteille.fr/ . Pierce was ejected in the third quarter of Indianas 103-86 win Monday. George Hill stole a bad pass and was going in for a layup, and Pierce hustled back and appeared to be trying to wrap him up. Hydro Flask Pas Cher . In taking its goal tally to 99 in all competitions already this season, City delivered another demonstration of its lethal firepower at Etihad Stadium to set up a fourth-round match at home to another second-tier team -- Watford. Acheter Hydro Flask . On Mar. 16, coming off a "fight of the year" performance at UFC 154 the previous November, St-Pierre faced Nick Diaz at UFC 158 in what would be his eighth defence of the welterweight title. Using his superior athleticism, St-Pierre cruised to a five round, unanimous decision victory setting up a much-anticipated title defence against number one contender Johny Hendricks.CLEVELAND -- Justin Verlander recently watched videotape of his 2011 season, when he was the ALs MVP and noticed he wasnt pitching the way he had back then -- dominating, overpowering, nearly unhittable. Verlander made an adjustment. And made the Indians look silly. Verlander toyed with Clevelands lineup for eight innings and Don Kelly hit a three-run homer off Justin Masterson, leading the Detroit Tigers to their 10th straight win, 5-1 over the Indians, who cant seem to beat the one team theyre chasing. "Thats the Justin Verlander we know," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. Verlander (12-8) allowed one run and four hits as the Tigers won their second straight in this four-game series and beat the Indians for 10th time in 11 games to open a five-game lead over Cleveland in the AL Central. Kelly connected in the fifth inning off Masterson (13-8) and Miguel Cabrera picked up his 100th RBI as the Tigers improved to 11-3 against their nearest division rival. "Every games a big game but especially against the guys who are chasing us," Verlander said. "Theyve been playing extremely well. We know its going to be a battle this series. Its not over yet but winning the first two is a great start." The Indians, who are 24-10 against the Centrals three other teams, have to win the next two over Detroit just to gain a split. To do that, theyll have to beat Doug Fister and Max Scherzer. "Detroit has four aces, which is why they are so good," Indians manager Terry Francona said before the game. Although Scherzer leads the AL with 16 wins and is the front-runner to win the Cy Young this season, Verlander remains the Tigers top gun and the one they turn to when things get tough. He has struggled at times this season, but has now found his old form. "The adjustment that I made obviously made not just a little impact but a pretty big impact," said Verlander, who explained he altered his motion toward the plate. "Everything Ive been searching for I was able to find it today. Thats a huge stride in the right direction." Verlander gave up an RBI groundout in the second, but otherwise handled the Indians with ease. When Cleveland threatened in the sixth with two on and none out, Verlander turned up the heat. He retired Nick Swisher on a deep fly to right before blowing a 100 mph fastball past All-Star Jason Kipnis for strike two and then locked him up with an 84 mph changeup. Verlander then got Asdrubal Cabrera to ground out on another fastball then hit the century mark on the radar gun. As he headed toward the dugout, the right-hander pumped his fist knowing he had probably put the Indians away for good. "We had a couple chances and he seemed to find another gear tonight, that weve unfortunately seen in the past," Francona said. "When he starts hitting 100 at the knees, thats tough." Masterson had one bad inning, and it cost him. Kellys three-run shot highlighted Detroits five-run ffifth off the right-hander, who hurt himself by hitting two batters during the inning.dddddddddddd First, he plunked No. 9 hitter Ramon Santiago, who had squared to bunt before getting drilled. Austin Jackson followed with a single and Torii Hunters RBI groundout brought in Santiago to tie it 1-all. Cabrera, who missed three games with a hip injury, then sent a drive off the centre field wall for a go-ahead RBI double, arriving at second with a slow-motion slide. One out later, Masterson hit Victor Martinez on the right foot. Detroits DH hopped around in obvious pain and Cabrera even left third base to check on his teammate, who limped to first but stayed in the game. Kelly followed by drilling a 1-1 pitch into the Tigers bullpen for his fifth homer to make it 5-1. Kelly owns Masterson. Hes now 11 of 24 (.458) with two homers and eight RBIs. On June 9, he hit a three-run homer off Masterson in Detroits 4-1 win. "If I was Superman, hed be my Kryptonite," Masterson said. "Theres always a guy. He salivates when Im up there." Like his teammates, Masterson struggles with the Tigers. He dropped to 0-3 with a 7.23 ERA against Detroit this season. The Indians got some bad news even before losing their second straight game in this crucial four-game series as starter Corey Kluber was put on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right middle finger. The team said Kluber injured his finger on Monday night when he pitched 7 1-3 shutout innings. There is no timetable on Klubers injury, but Indians starter Zach McAllister recently missed seven weeks with a similar ailment. "Im disappointed for him," Francona said. "It makes it harder for us." The Indians took a 1-0 lead in the second on Verlander, who despite his gaudy numbers against most teams, came in just 16-14 in his career against Cleveland. Asdrubal Cabrera led off with a double and Michael Brantley followed with a single. Cabrera got caught in a rundown between third and home for the first out, but Ryan Raburn came through with an RBI groundout against his former teammates. Masterson pitched himself into and out of trouble in the second. He walked Prince Fielder and Martinez to open the inning and then gave up a single to Kelly. However, the right-hander buckled down and struck out Alex Avila and Jose Iglesias before getting Santiago to bounce into a force at second. NOTES: The Tigers have won 14 of 18 against the Indians dating to Sept. 5 last season. Detroit has outscored Cleveland 109-62 in those games. ... Indians rookie RHP Danny Salazar will make his second career start Wednesday. Ubaldo Jimenez was pushed back for Salazar, who took a no-hitter into the sixth in his debut on July 11. ... Tigers 2B Omar Infante (sprained left ankl

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