Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Another Former Superstar Returning To WWE

According to PWInsider, Jinder Mahal has signed a new deal with WWE. He is set to work on the Raw brand.
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Shelton Benjamin Returning To WWE

It was announced during WWE Smackdown that former WWE tag champion Shelton Benjamin will be returning to WWE "soon".
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News On Name For New WWE "Universal" Title

According to PWInsider, Talk backstage at Raw was the "Universal" Name came about as a Nod to there relationship with NBC Universal
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Monday, July 25, 2016

New WWE Women's Champion crowned

On tonight's episode of WWE Raw, Sasha Banks has become the new WWE Women's Champion, beating former champion Charloote after making her submit to the Bank Statement.
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Live results for WWE Raw 7/25/16

The road to Summerslam begins as the aftermath of the draft & Battleground settles. We know that Commissioner Stephanie & GM Foley will be addressing the roster and the Universe live to start the show. Keep it here for all the latest as we begin the route to Brooklyn in 4 weeks.

We get a recap of Ambrose's win last night to keep the WWE Title and head it over to Smackdown.

We open with a brand new video package, a brand new Raw theme and a brand new logo... Logo is crap but the track is good and the video intro is good as well... and the announce table is by the tron area again it seems!! Cole & Saxton and joined by Corey Graves for the first time.

Foley welcomes everyone to Raw and the start of the new era. He brings out the roster onto the stage. Foley says he'll work with all the talents to get the best out of them. Stephanie says that after what happened last night with Dean taking the WWE title to Smackdown, there needs to be a world champion on the Raw brand. After deliberation aplenty, there will be 2 Fatal 4-way matches with the winners going one-on-one in the main event. Whoever wins that faces Seth Rollins at Summerslam to crown the new Raw World Champ. The new title is called the WWE UNIVERSAL Championship. He calls forward the talents who will be in action tonight... Sami Zayn, Sheamus, Chris Jericho, Cesaro, Roman Reigns, Rusev, Kevin Owens & Finn Balor.

Stephanie calls Charlotte forward as well. Foley says that she lost to Sasha last night, so therefore tonight Charlotte will be defending her WWE Women's Title TONIGHT against Sasha Banks. Stephanie wishes the 8 men good luck and tells us that the first fatal 4-way is coming up next... which will be after commercials.

First out for the first Fatal 4-way match is Cesaro. Next to appear is Rusev, followed by Owens and finally Finn Balor.

Match 1 - Fatal 4-Way - Winner goes to the main event of Raw - Cesaro vs. Rusev vs. Kevin Owens vs. Finn Balor
Very good opener. Balor wins with the Coup De Grace. Wow. That's a result I did not expect.
WINNER - Finn Balor

The other Fatal 4-way with Sami, Sheamus, Jericho & Roman is later on tonight.

The New Day celebrating their Tag Title record later on tonight, but up next is the debut of Nia Jax on Raw.

The Cruiserweight Division is heading to Raw soon

Nia Jax makes her way out for action now, taking on a jobber.

Match 2 - Nia Jax vs. Britt Baker
Quick squash match. Nia wins with the Leg Drop. Yep, Nia's still green.
WINNER - Nia Jax

Pokemon Go antics backstage from Golden Truth, as Tom interviews Sasha on her title opportunity tonight.

Sheamus, Reigns, Zayn & Y2J are up next.

Brock Lesnar will be live on Raw next Monday.

Out first for the second Fatal 4-way match tonight is Jericho. They recap his meeting with Orton on last night's Highlight Reel. Next out is Sheamus, then Zayn and finally Roman.

Match 3 - Fatal 4-Way - Winner goes to the main event of Raw - Chris Jericho vs. Sheamus vs. Sami Zayn vs. Roman Reigns
Good match. Roman wins after spearing Jericho.
WINNER - Roman Reigns

So it'll be Reigns vs. Balor in tonight's Raw main event.

The New Day will be out for a promo next.

New day make their way to the ring as the ring is decorated for them especially and they're overjoyed about their title reign and their new cereal (and yes, this one is real) and there's a special video package for them as well, highlighting all their antics over the last year or so. To mark this, one person from the crowd will become an honorary member of The New Day. They get some guy named Sonny Boy and make fun of the Sonny Boy name before getting to celebrate with them. Anderson & Gallows then sneak attack them (Sonny Boy managing to escape) and proceed to hit the Magic Killer on Big E. and beat down on Kofi & Xavier at ringside. They then take New Day's t-shirts, blow their nose on them and throw them at Sonny Boy who's back in the crowd. Luke & Karl 'Too Sweet' each other to close the segment.

Neville returns next.

Dean Ambrose will be on Stone Cold's podcast in 2 weeks.

Curtis Axel cuts a promo on how Raw saved the best pick for their last pick. Neville is out next.

Match 4 - Curtis Axel vs. Neville
OK match. Neville wins with the Red Arrow.
WINNER - Neville

Charlotte vs. Sasha is next.

Darren Young wanting to get revenge on Miz for interfering with Backlund last night and Bob says he needs to prepare for the rematch... but Golden Truth come in to catch Pokemon, which causes Bob to lose it... o...k...

Finn Balor video package.

Tom Phillips interview with Charlotte backstage.

Sasha Banks makes her way out. She's facing Charlotte next... honest...

Back from commercial and the Champion Charlotte heads to the ring with Dana by her side. They recap Sasha making Charlotte submit last night. Jojo makes the introductions.

Match 5 - WWE Women's Championship - Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte (w/Dana Brooks)
During the match, the brawl goes outside. Sasha, channeling Eddie Guerrero, throws the title belt at Dana and falls down feigning injury. The referee then throws Dana out and forces her to go to the back. Anyway, a very good match. NEW CHAMPION! as Sasha makes Charlotte submit to the Bank Statement.
WINNER and NEW WWE Women's Champion - Sasha Banks

Byron interviews her afterwards and she's overcome with emotion. She says that she's dreamed of this moment and will fight all the way to keep her hands on it. Congratulations to Sasha.

Brawn Strowman makes his way out for action. He's taking on a jobber, who Byron gets a few word with before the match.

Match 6 - Brawn Strowman vs. Jobber
Squash match. Brawn wins with an inverted chokeslam. And yep, he's too green as well.
WINNER - Brawn Strowman

Roman Reigns video package. He faces Balor later.

More Pokemon Go antics with Golden Truth backstage.

Enzo & Cass are heading to the ring. They cut their usual fun promo, but get interrupted by The Shining Stars, who do their entrance gimmick. Well... I feel sorry for Enzo & Cass... ugh...

Match 7 - Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs. The Shining Stars (Primo & Epico)
Average match. Golden Truth come out and distract the Shining Stars with their Pokemon Go antics, allowing Cass to hit a Big Boot to one of the stars for the win.
WINNERS - Enzo & Cass

Roman wishes Finn luck backstage, with Finn retorting that he's Irish and they were born lucky. Their match is next.

Brock is back on Raw next Monday.

Finn Balor is out first for the main event, followed by Roman Reigns. Jojo then makes the introductions.

Match 8 - #1 contendership match for a match against Seth Rollins at Summerslam to crown the inaugural WWE Universal Champion - Finn Balor vs. Roman Reigns
Very good match again. Balor wins with the Coup De Grace. HOLY F*******!!!!!
WINNER - Finn Balor

So it'll be Balor & Rollins one-on-one at Summerslam for the WWE Universal Championship. Tom Phillips interviews Roman at ringside and hopes that Finn gets the title, as he'd love to do it one more time. Finn celebrates in the ring as Raw goes off the air.

WOW. For the first time in a while, a really good show tonight from WWE, let's just hope that continues into next week. I'll be back next Monday as the road to Summerslam continues. Until then... REAL ROCK N ROLLA!!

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