So just like this past Smackdown, the most interesting segment of the night was bizarrely on the App while we were subjected to a very ordinary episode of Raw.
AJ and Dolph splitting might have been on the cards since Payback, and while I'm happy for Dolph that his face turn is going well so far (although I'm not sure why he was on defense for 90% of his match with Jinder) and he's discovered the "magical WWE babyface 1 always beats 3 powers", I can't help but feel like this is really disappointing. I think AJ and Dolph had so much chemistry together that they never really took advantage of while they were still both heels. There was that 2 or 3 month period between their hook up and the Wrestlemania build where he was just losing week after week despite AJ and Big E's presence at ringside which was a real disaster. Instead of going after the potential that was shown in their segments like on the Christmas Raw they just kinda stopped. You only need to watch some of their local media interviews to see how good they are together and the way they bounce off each other, it really was so stupid that they didn't get more mic time earlier this year.
Even now I think it's a shame that they're inevitably going to split. I get that their alignment makes it difficult, but why can't WWE do something different for a change and have a face/heel couple? In real life this sort of thing happens - people don't just go their separate ways over one little fight! Although this segment doesn't specifically mean they're splitting up, you just know that it's the direction they will go.
A couple of weeks ago they really looked like they were on to a great thing. Dolph was World Champion and getting great pops just doing his thing, and AJ had just cut a wicked promo and then put on one of the best Divas matches ever with Kaitlyn. Now AJ vs Kaitlyn has descended into typical WWE female-on-female body and slut shaming and AJ and Dolph seem to be destined for splitsville. Disappointing.