RAW and Smackdown — Going home shows

**Ric Flair who is not well and in the hospital. He has had surgery but listed as critical from what information I can find. Hopes and prayers for Ric, Charlotte and the family during this time.**

These are the final shows before Summerslam on Sunday.

News from Raw — Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins have reunited and will face Sheamus/Cesaro for the Tag Team Belts. Sasha Banks battled Nia Jax in a massive match but it was Nia tapping out to Sasha who will face Alexa Bliss for the Women’s Raw belt. Neville faced Akira Tozawa in a massive match and was able to defeat Neville for the Cruiserweight title. Bray Wyatt faced off against Finn Balor with Bray getting the better of Finn this time but in an interview back stage, Finn has announced that The Demon is on his way to Summerslam.

***SMACKDOWN***

Rusev vs Randy Orton at Summerslam. Rusev has dropped weight and bulked up, this should be a good match. Randy is a cheeky heel, he can be mean one minute but have you giggling the next.

John Cena vs Jinder Mahal — this should be interesting. It’s gong to test John and with the Singh Brothers at ringside, its going to be interesting. John will face Corbin Barron at Summerslam. (Rumor is that Jinder will lost the belt at Summerslam. The feedback is not great with a heel holding the belt) Finally The singh Brothers are tossed. Now its closer to being a fair fight. Baron Corbin just ruined what would’ve been a great match. Corbin just cashed in his briefcase. Thanks to John, Corbin has lost.

Brilliant on John’s part

 

 

RAW Summerslam News

Bayley is out due to a separated shoulder. It happened in her match with Nia Jax for the #1 contendership to face Alexa Bliss at Summerslam. There will be 2 triple threat matches this week and the winner of those 2 matches will meet the next week to decide who will face Alexa.

Sasha Banks vs Alicia Fox vs Emma — I like the attitude change with Emma but my money’s on Sasha. Sasha gets Emma in the bank statement and has to tap out.

Nia Jax vs Mickie James vs Dana Brooks — Needless to say Nia Jax wins and will face Sasha next week for the right to face Alexa Bliss at Summerslam

 

Setting up for Summerslam

With only a month to go until the biggest party of the summer it’s time to set up the final matches for the summer. Both show will be interesting to see what happens.

On Raw last week we had Roman vs Samoa Joe but once again Braun Stroham got involved. I am getting bored with this one. They need to put a end to this. Rumor has it that Roman will meet Brock at Slam and take the title.

Kurt Angle to the ring. (still not sure how true the Jason Jordan story line really is). Braun in the ring, demanding to face Brock Lesnar. Here comes Joe to the ring, Here comes Roman and this won’t end well. Hell, Kurt just made it a fatal 4 way at Summerslam. Braun, Joe and Roman going at it as usual. Here comes Braun beating up everyone. (RAW wonders why the ratings are dropping off, find some new story lines)

***2 on 3 handicap — Dean and Seth facing Miz and his crew. Miz is a great heel. The story lines are old. First time in 3 years that Seth and Dean will have wrestled on the same side. Seth and Dean are really working well together. Miz is keeping on the move, just getting in when “he” wants to. The match has fallen apart and its turned into a free for all. Ambrose and Rollin worked well together to get the win.

***Bayley vs Sasha — winner faces Alexa Bliss at Summerslam. This is a classic Bayley –  Sasha match. Right now , this is the match of the night. Holy Cow, Bayley got that win. Bayley to Summerslam.

***Finn Balor vs Elias Samson — Finn to the ring and boy is he in a nasty mood. It’s a no D.Q match. Elias is the bigger built guy but Finn is also strong and tough. Finn using the ring to his advantage and has tee-ed off on him. Finn hits his finishing move but Bray Wyatt shows up. (I have a feeling that a possible match at Summerslam, Bray vs the Demon King) Thank s to Bray Elias gets the win.

***Curt Hawkins vs Jason Jordan — Curt slapped Jason in the face but its been all Jason since, Curt is not laughing now as Jason took it to him.

***Emma vs Nia Jax — Nia is just beating Emma to a pulp.

***Enzo vs Big Cass — Enzo in the ring talking about Cass, Enzo with no plan, just going for it. Needless to say Cass wins. Not much to say about this one. Enzo needs to shift to guys more his height. Cass needs to get lost and leave Enzo alone. Show is on his way to the ring. Not impressed with Cass who has turned heel.

***Anderson/Gallows vs The Revival — they are beating the crap out of each other, hope A/G get the job done. With a distraction thanks to Matt and Jeff, the Revival steal the win and now the Hardyz in the ring. Payback time.

RAW in Nashville

I am not sure what is going on with Kurt Angle, I can’t pin if this is story related or a real story about to break. (Kurt was temporary as Mick Foley was recovering from hip replacement) Kurt is on his way to the ring. Kurt has a son that he never knew he had. From dating a girl in college. 9 months to the day after they stopped seeing each other he was born. Jason Jordan is Kurt Angle’s son.  I still dont know if this is a story line or if its actually true. There is an interview right after RAW.

Talking Smack has been cancelled. Not sure why but Vince is playing with something that has been working. It got lost when it was moved to after 205 live. If anything it’s 205 that needs worked on or scrapped altogether.

Dean Ambrose is on the way to the ring. Getting tired of the Ambrose/Miz story line and they need to get over it. you wonder why the ratings are down and if you look close enough I would think this is part of it. Seth has joined Dean in the ring. Seth just ask Dean, will he stand in his way or next to him in a fight against Miz/Bo/Curtis. The crowd is yelling “hug it out” Seth told Dean to hit him with a chair if that would make him feel better but Dean threw the chair out of the ring, just ask they were about to make up, Miz interrupts. (safe crap different show) Just need Roman to make it a fair fight. This is really getting old and boring. Dean and Seth on the wrong side but this won’t end here.

Roman vs Samoa Joe for the #1 contendership to meet Brock Lesnar at Summerslam (rumor mill is that Roman will win and take the belt at Summerslam) It’s been a seesaw battle which I am liking, no one is really getting an edge, Braun Strowman just walked out. (this story line with Braun is getting old also)they wonder why the ratings are going south, this is it. The storylines are not changing or getting boring.

Bayley vs Alexa Bliss – Nia Jax in Alexa corner but the Boss just showed up to even the odds. Bayley gets the win, with some outside help from Sasha Banks. That is 2 wins in Bayley’s favor. Bayley vs Sasha for the right to take on Alexa bliss at Summerslam

Enzo in the ring post beat up from Big Cass. Enzo is good on the mike, its a roundabout way, he does send a good message positive message. Here comes Big Cass once again, threatening to shut up Enzo once and for all. Here comes The Big Show to face Cass. Enzo having the last laugh. Cass had the last laugh.

Elias Samson vs Finn Balor in a rematch. It’s not a pretty match but Samson is holding his own against Finn.Elias just smashed his guitar over Finn’s head. You can see that Finn has a cut in his head. This is not over by any means. Finn is needing help of the Doctor and trainer to get to the medical room. Bray Wyatt has reared his ugly head. A No Disqualification match next week.

The Revival vs The Hardy Boyz — its going to be ugly and I have a feeling its going to take a bag of tricks for the win. Revival have isolated Matt from getting to Jeff. The revival stole the win.

Fallout from Great Balls of Fire — RAW in Houston, Texas

There is bound to be huge fall out from last night show. As of opening this blog there was no update on Braun.

Tonight’s  show opens with Big Cass on his way to the ring. Cass cutting a promo.  The universe is letting him know they are not happy with him. Cass is standing in the middle of the ring smiling and laughing that he is getting boos from all over. Cass says that he will one day be the Universal Champ. Cass mouth running in high gear but all of a sudden The Big Show’s music just started. (Show has a nice beard working) Show gave it to Cass and Cass has done a runner.

**Finn Balor  vs Alias Sampson — Finn with the speed but Sampson with the strength. Sampson worked on the repaired shoulder but Finn manages to get the job done. Speed working for Finn. Matt and Jeff Hardy came out to congratulate Finn but were also heading to the ring for a match

**Hardy Boyz in the ring. Anderson and Gallows walked out and started mouthing off that the boys should just retire. Anderson and Gallows think the ring belongs to them and the Hardy’s should just retire. Ref in the ring, time for a match. Anderson and Gallows get the win. Here comes the Revival heading for Matt and Jeff.

**The Miz is out next — this will be laughable, as usual. Miz plays a great jerk but it’s getting really old. Wonder why RAW’s ratings are down, this could be one reason. The same battle again with Dean, pulling Maryse in front of him or the goon squad( now its Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas) After 10 minutes of Miz turning red form screaming. It’s 3 on one but here comes Seth Rollins.

**Seth Rollins vs Bray Wyatt — Hope so Seth can beat him tonight. It’s a back and forth battle. Bray gets the edge, does some damage, then Seth turns things and dishes out his own damage. Once again turned into a pretty good match. They are throwing everything at each other. Once again another poke to the eye and Bray with the win. Miz and his buddies to the ring to pay back Seth but Dean showed up.

**Brock Lesnar live — Getting board with Brock having the belt. It only gets defended when he wants to. Not on a nightly basis. There is no story line connected to the belt. Rumor is that Brock will hold the belt til Summerslam.

**Sasha Banks/Baley vs Nia Jax and Alexa Bliss — rematch of last weeks tag team. After all the bull crap and double teaming Bayley gets the pin on Alexa. I don’t know about the rest of the universe but I have had enough of Alexa. and her walking away or taking a 10 count to keep the belt, its time for a real fight.

Kurt Angle on the way to the ring. **Recap of the Roman Braun match and what happened after. Still waiting for an update from Kurt. Kurt said that Braun did not receive medical treatment and has not been seen since.  Kurt has just said who might face Brock at Summerslam. As Brock and Paul were about to leave the ring, Roman’s music starts. Samoa Joe’s music and here he comes to the ring. Roman vs Joe next week for the #1 contender to face Brock at Summerslam.

**R-Truth in the ring. Facing Goldust in the ring. Truth almost with the win, turning out to be a good match. Goldust with the win in the end.

 

 

Great Balls of Fire – RAW. Dallas Texas

**Pre Show — Austin Aries has been released from WWE. His career was injury filled and he was never able to win the title from Neville.

A.J Styles won the United States title from Kevin Owens over the weekend in New York. Not quite sure what that means for today. This match has been pulled opening up some roster time. I was surprised today the least when this news came. From what I can find out Owens is not injured.

What is it splitting up tag teams, Enzo/Cass and American Alpha has been split. This is one I just don’t get. Maybe they will be better singles and they will bring them back together. The universe is not liking Enzo/Cass split.

Cruiserweights in action with Nevell putting the belt on the line against Akira Tozawa. Neville keeps the belt but it’s getting tiring of Neville finding a way to win. Wonder why the cruiserweight’s are struggling, this could be a start.

***Main Show***

**Tonight opens with Seth Rollins vs Bray Wyatt going into battle. It’s a good match, thought Seth had a broken nose but he’s ok. No clue how in the world Seth is staying in this match, He is taking what Bray is dishing out. Thanks to a thumb in the eye, Seth can’t fight back and Bray steals the win.

**Enzo vs Cass – this will be a hard one. Cass height and strength, hope Enzo can get it done. Not liking Cass as a heal. Cass picked up Enzo and threw him out of the ring. Cass needs to bugger off and leave Enzo alone, he made his point.

**30 minute Iron Man match for the Tag Team Belts. Cesaro/Sheamus vs Hardy Boyz — In the time I got myself a coffee, Cesaro/Sheamus get a fall. 20 minute mark and Cesaro/Sheamus with fall 2. 17:07 and the Hardy’s get a fall 2 to 1 in favor of Cesaro/Sheamus. Cesaro helps to get a count out and its 3 to 1 in his and  Sheamus favor.7 minutes and the Hardy Boyz get a fall 3 to 2 behind but it was a creative pin. Just under 3 minutes it is tied at 3 all. 27 seconds left and Cesaro gets a pin. Sheamus and Cesaro by a 4 to 3 pin win.

**Women’s Title — Sasha Banks vs Alexa Bliss — Can’t stand Alexa. Hoping Sasha beats the little fly, Once again, the stupid bitch keeps the belt. This bullshit has to STOP. When will Bliss learn that she just can’t keep walking away when it gets too tough.

**Intercontinental Championship —  Miz against Dean Ambrose. Miz now has extra help in his corner, I can see now that Dean won’t win. Enough of the same story, give Miz the belt and battle Dean again. Use everyone and everything to keep the belt. Typical, Dean will lose thanks to all the extra help at ringside. When is this story line going to change. Getting bored with this one.

**Ambulance Match — Roman Reigns vs Braun Stroham — It’s simple, incapacitate your opponent and throw him in the back of an ambulance, shut the door and drive. OMG, Roman tried a spear and winds up in the ambulance for a loss.

**Curt Hawkins vs Heath Slater — sent to the ring due to Roman backing the Ambo into the Semi sitting there. Heath wins. Braun managed to get out of the Ambo with help from the medical. Braun dragged himself out and staggered out. Not in good condition.

**Brock Lesnar vs Samoa Joe for the Universal Title. It was a seesaw battle, Joe thought he had Brock. Joe even attacked Brock before the bell to get the upper hand. Suplex City has a new resident tonight. Brock keeps the belt which tonight I am happy about.

 

 

 

 

RAW — Cajundome in Louisiana

Samoa Joe put his hands on Paul Heyman last week and its the one thing you don’t do. Brock Lesnar will be in the building this week and it will be interesting to see the fallout.

Show opening with a recap of next week when Joe put Paul in the sleeper move he uses to win a match. Brock and Paul are in the ring. I am not a fan of Brock but I am hoping he thumps Joe into next week. (RAW wonder why the ratings are slipping some, how about this – Brock with the belt means it’s not being defended on a regular basis. There is no open challenge, no nothing. Get the belt back on television on a regular basis and the ratings might go back up)

Here we go, Paul in mid sentence and Joe in on the way to the ring. It took the whole locker room to separate the two, this is not the last of it tonight.

2 out of 3 falls for the Tag Team belts – Hardy Boyz vs Cesaro/Sheamus — this could go either way. both teams and tough and now I can’t pick a winner.  Sheamus with the 1st fall. it is now 1 fall each. It can go either way, its been a great match. The boys on both sides are doing anything they need to win. Both were counted out but I don’t think anyone has realized it.

Alias Sampson – I am just not convinced with this guy, it worked in NXT but he’s not found his place yet. Taking time to warm up to him. He is facing Dean Ambrose today and Dean is in the mood for a fight. The Miz and Maryse are at the ringside. Once again, Alias steals the win thanks to the Miz and his bitch.

Cruiserweight action – they are actually growing on me, the speed and agility. Cedric Alexander vs Noam Dar. Don’t blink or leave for a snack, you will miss the match. I told you not to blink, in 30 seconds flat Cedric with the win.

Roman Reigns with a Summerslam Announcement next week

Bray Wyatt – Now there is a creepy dude. you never know what to expect with him. the story line with Randy Orton was brilliant. They need more like it. Seth in the ring to answer what Bray said. this won’t end well. Seth called him chicken because he hides in the dark

Kalisto vs Apollo Crews – Crews with the win. It’s a good match up with Kalisto being  the lighter weight man but he can hold his own.

Alexa Bliss out running her mouth and Nia Jax out to the ring. Alexa screwed Nia last week and its time Alexa needs her butt kicked. Mickie James, Dana Brooks, Emma and Sasha Banks in the ring and all hell has broke loose. Alexa is good I will give you that and she plays a good heel but its time to defend the belt correctly, not just get yourself disqualified and run. Turned into a 6 Women tag team – Dana/Mickie/Sasha vs Nia/Emma/Alexa — Alexa just walked away from the match leaving it a 2 on 3. Sasha with a bank statement on Emma for the win.

Rhyno/Heath Slater vs The Miz/Bear   — OK a Bear on a tricycle has ridden to the ring. Miz is confused. The Bear has come out to be the tag team partner to Miz. this is strange. Miz just turned on the Bear. It was not Dean in the Bear suit. Well, Dean did appear in the Bear Suit, hit a Dirty Deeds after Miz knocked Maryse off the apron. dragged Heath on top of Miz for the win.

Corey talking to Bayley about her loss at Extreme Rules. Bayley just wants to be the best version of her. Bayley ask Corey for a hug. For him it was awkward but he did it.

Not quite figured out the Enzo Big Cass story line. Now its Cass who got taken out. Anderson/Gallows in the ring. Big Show came out to help Enzo not get an asskicking by Anderson/Gallows. Enzo had to ask show if . .  and he wasn’t.