RAW live in Albany New York.

Nia Jax and Rhonda Rousey will sign the contract for their match at Money in the Banks. It should be a great match, I don’t think the title will change hands. I have read that it wont be until Wrestlemania before Rhonda would get the title.

Kurt in the ring with a major announcement. Kurt went to announce a fatal four-way for the Women’s Money in the bank when Stephanie walked out. Steph will take over the contract signing. She just said that Roman has been allowed to have free rein for too long, Roman on the way to the ring. Roman called out Stephanie that she doesn’t want him anywhere near the Universal title. What does Kevin Owens want now.

Kevin Owens vs Roman — Roman is giving Kevin such a beat down. Jinder Mahal has gotten involved and is now sticking his nose in Kevin’s match. It was getting pretty good, with Kevin. Neither Kevin or Roman had really made a mistake for the other to take advantage of. Kevin/Jinder going at it on Roman until Seth came out. Turned into a tag team:

Seth/Roman vs Jinder/Kevin — Jinder took out Seth as soon as Roman reached for him. Kevin/Jinder doing a good job of cutting the ring off. I have never seen Seth this explosive. Blink or you miss. Seth with the stomp putting Kevin to sleep and getting the win. Jinder with a chair after Roman/Seth tried to leave after the match.

Sami talking to Bobby Lashley’s sisters — story line for a feud with Bobby for Sami. Bobby has had enough and here he comes. All Sami has done is pushed Bobby Lashely’s buttons.

Ember Moon vs Alexa Bliss — Alexa has Mickie James with her. Guess what? — bet Mickie gets involved. With the help of Mickie, Alexa created the opening and in control. After Mickie getting busted and tossed out by the Ref, Alexa tried to hold her tights for the win but Ember kicked out and with the help of the eclipse, got the win.

No Way Jose vs Baron Corbin — It’s been mostly Corbin until Jose could get him off his feet. Corbin with the win but Jose made him earn it.

The B Team vs Breezango — I don’t know how but the B Team wins again.

Stephanie taking over for the contract signing of Nia Jax vs Rhonda Rousey at M.I.T.B. Stephanie is trash talking Rhonda, that if Rhonda loses that she will tuck tail and run. Stephanie is just trash talking both of them. What a great stare down.

Braun vs Finn thanks to Stephanie. It’s all Braun. Finn cant get anything going. It was Braun in the end but you have to give credit to Finn, he gave it one hell of a shot. Braun could have power slammed Finn again but he picked him up and dropped him  in the corner. Sign of respect.

Chad Gable vs Dolph Ziggler –even match so far, Chad has the better strength I think. Adam McIntyre at ring side but not interfering. Head but super kick got Dolph the win. Chad with the mistake giving Dolph the win. Match is over but they are still going after Chad.

Natalya vs Liv Morgan vs Dana Brooke vs Sarah Logan for a spot in the M.I.T.B — Natalya made Sarah Logan Tap out.

Bobby Roode vs Elias — Roode never got his robe off before Elias attacked him. Bell has not even rung. Roode threw his robe in Elias face and started beating him. Elias manages to get the win but it was a hard-fought one. Braun takes out Elias in one nasty shoulder shot.

 

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Show Notes for RAW in London

Roman Reigns to the ring to talk about Jinder Mahal. Kurt Angle comes out, telling Roman that management has told him no more chances for a place in the Money in the Bank.

Seth Rollins vs Kevin Owens for the Intercontinental Belt — Hard fought battle, Kevin pushes Seth to his limits but Seth comes away with the win.

WWE Super Stars at an NBC event. Charlotte, Rhonda Rousey,  Nia Jax — Nia challenged Rhonda to a title match at Money in the Bank. Rhonda accepted.

Money in the Bank qualifying match — Baron Corbin, No Way Jose, Bobby Roode.  Bobby got rid of Baron Corbin pinning Jose for the win.

Kevin Owens having a fit because he didn’t win and demanded a re-match. Kevin threatened to call Stephanie.

The B Team (Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel) vs Breezango. Holy Cow The B Team won.

6 Woman tag team — Sasha Banks/Natalya/Ember Moon vs Sarah Logan/Ruby Riott/Liv Morgan — It fell apart but Natalya with a sharp shooter making Liv Tap out.

The Revival vs Woken Matt/Bray Wyatt  — Matt and Bray with the win

Bayley/Alexa Bliss/Mickie James in a triple threat Money in the Bank spot up for grabs. Alexa Bliss joins Charlotte and Ember Moon in the M.I.T.B

Sami Zayne in the ring.

A Jinder was on his way to the triple threat match, Roman attacked him again.

Finn Balor/Braun Strowman vs Dolph Ziggler/Drew McIntyre — Drew and Dolph managed a win

Elias/Kevin Owens/Bobby Lashley — triple threat for M.I.T.B. Sami Zayne takes out Bobby Lashely helping Kevin Owens steal the win.

Fallout from Back lash on RAW

Money in the bank qualifying. Both are triple threat matches.(men and women)

As Kurt was in the ring, Braun has come out. With the roll Braun has been on, Kurt says that he does deserve a shot at the brief case. Here comes Kevin Owens out to spoil things. Kevin saying that he deserves to be in the Money in the Bank match. Braun vs Kevin in a qualifying match for M.I.T.B

Braun vs Kevin for a place in the Money in the Bank — Braun is having his way with Kevin. A big guy with that much speed is something to watch. This was a no brainer as Braun is on his way to the ladder match.

Titus/No Way Jose/Apollo vs Baron/The Revival — this could go either way, who can put differences aside and get the job done. It was messy but Corbin and the Revival get the job done.

Sasha Banks, Ember Moon, Ruby Riott in a triple threat for the first spot in the Money in the Bank. (triple threat rules apply) Bayley to the ring helping Sasha. Ember wins with an eclipse on Ruby.

Jinder Mahal vs Chad Gable — Jinder Mahal finally get a win since coming to RAW. The match is over but Chad is getting the crap beat out of him. Jinder demanded a qualifying match for M.I.T.B and Kurt said NO

Dolph Ziggler/Drew McIntyre vs Rhyno/Heath Slater — I can see that this wont go well for Heath and Rhyno. Dolph teamed with Drew is a good match, look for them to challenge for belts and soon.

Elias vs Bobby Roode — See saw battle but it was Roode with a glorious DDT for the win.

Seth Rollins out to the ring. Seth issues an open challenge, Mo Jo Rawley answers the call. Its been a good match. Mo Jo gave Seth a run for his money.

The Miztourage is no longer, Bo/Curtis (stay tuned) facing Matt Hardy/Bray Wyatt. Sister Abigail on Curtis for the win.

Finn Balor vs Roman Reigns vs Sami Zayne for a spot in the Men’s Money in the Bank match. Sami and Finn have taken care of Roman for the moment. Finn back on his feet trying to get Sami down but Samy’s big boot got in the way. Roman just took out Sami. Finn is going up with Roman in the drop zone but no one was there. Jinder Mahal just tripped Roman, Finn landed on Sami and is heading to Money in the Bank.

Welcome to Backlash

We are in Newark, New Jersey  for tonight’s show. (Breakfast here in Australia)

I couldn’t stand Billie Kay and Peyton Royce on NXT and I cant stand them now.

Bayley vs Ruby Riott (Riott Squad with her) on the pre show. Ruby has had control for most the match. The Sarah and Mandy inserting themselves as they can. Once again, the numbers game has helped. Ruby with the win.

**(match of the P/P/V) Seth Rollins vs The Miz for the Intercontinental Belt — It’s been all Seth until now, sending Seth face first off the apron. On the apron but who can hold on. Miz has Seth in a figure 4. Seth in screaming pain. (It’s been a good match, even. No one has really had the edge.) Holy Crap, Seth knee giving him hell. Just kicking out of his 2nd skull crushing finale. Some how the stomp saved Seth and he gets the win. Great match. (It was nice to see The Miz have to work on his own)

Nia Jax vs Alexa Bliss — The bully (Alexa) vs the so-called bully (Nia) this could go either way but I hope Nia teaches Alexa a thing or two and keeps the belt for a while. Alexa has been keeping Jax off here feet to keep it a bit of a more even fight. Nia with that Samoa drop that finally puts Alexa away for the win.

Randy Orton vs Jeff Hardy for the United States Belt — this could be the match of the P.P.V. Could go either way. Randy  just dropped Jeff 3 times on the barricade. I wasn’t sure Jeff would survive but a swan ton bomb finished Randy off. Jeff keeping the belt.

Elias in the ring. The New Day out talking to Elias. Bobby Roode with a DDT on Elias.

Daniel Bryan vs Big Cass — Cass with a grudge because he didn’t get the fanfare to his comeback that Daniel did. Daniel makes Big Cass tap out to the “Yes Lock”. Cass is not happy that he got beat and is going after Daniel. Cass acting so high and mighty, Fans yelling”You Suck”

Charlotte vs Carmella for the Smack down Women’s belt — I cant stand Carmella but I had read they wanted her to wear the belt for a bit. Hope at one point Charlotte beats the snot out of Carmella but I don’t think it will be today. Trash talking Carmella. (Shut up Corey) Carmella got lucky with that pin fall after Charlotte landed awkward on her knee.

A.J Styles vs Shinsuke Nakamura in a NO D.Q for the Smack down title. This one will be down and dirty, after all that has gone on. Talk about racking the family jewels, A.J and Shinsuke both down from low blows. Double count out from that double low blow. A.J keeps the belt.

Bobby Lashley/Braun Strowman vs Kevin Owens/Samy Zayne — I can’t see Samy and Kevin lasting in this one. Samy tired to do a runner but Kevin tossed him back in the ring, needless to say it didn’t end well for Kevin and Samy as Kevin got power slammed and pinned.

Money in the Bank — Airing June 17th.

Roman Reigns vs Samoa Joe — The bell has never rang and jut put Roman through the announce table. Roman trying to shake out the cob webs from what Joe has already down before the bell. Fans are booing, getting restless. I don’t blame them. It’s getting boring. Roman with a spear to get the win. (this was the worse match of the night, the attack on Roman by Joe before the bell ruined this match.

 

Greatest Royal Rumble

With the time difference I am watching the replay. I have seen some of the outcomes but want to see how things unfolded

The Women’s division is not taking part of this pay per view. My understanding is due to the culture reasons they did not make the trip.

Triple H vs John Cena — this should be a good even match. Not seen either since Wrestlemania. First time in 8 years that John and H have met in a singles match. It took 3 AA’s but John with the win

Kalisto vs Cedric Alexander — title challenge for the cruiser weight belt. It was an even match but it was Cedric’s night.

Matt Hardy/Bray Wyatt vs Cesaro/Sheamus — for the RAW tag team belts. I think all rules are going to be thrown out the window to win the belts. Thanks to an elevated Twist of Fate, Matt and Bray are the new Tag Team champs

Jinder Mahal vs Jeff Hardy for the United States Belt — Sunil Singh helping Jinder out there. sunil once again trying to interfere to help Jinder. A swan ton bomb takes out Jinder for the win.

RAW Tag Team belts — Woken Matt Hardy /Bray Wyatt vs The Bar (Cesaro/Sheamus) It was an even match but Matt and Bray got the edge and kept it to become tag team winners.

Smack down Tag Team belts — The Usos vs The Bludgeon Brothers. There was no doubt that Luke and Erik would keep the belts which they did.

Ladder match for the Intercontinental Belt — Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, The Miz, Samoa Joe. Seth comes out of nowhere to steal the title out of Finn’s hands.

Shinsuke Nakamura vs A.J Styles for the WWE title — The universe is very vocal for this match. Double count out. A.J Keeps the belt

The Undertaker vs Rusev in a casket match — With Rusev already in the casket, Aiden English joins him with the Undertaker slamming the lid shut

Steel Cage match — Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns — Thought Roman was going to take the belt but Roman spears Brock out the door, as Brock hits the floor first he keeps the belt. Maybe  at Summer slam Roman will finally take the belt. (Seeing the footage, Brock’s back hit the floor first, Romans feet hit the floor. The rules state that both feet MUST hit the floor to be the winner)

Greatest Royal Rumble

  1. Daniel Bryan — by Big Cass
  2.  Dolph Ziggler — by Kurt Angle
  3. Sin Cara — eliminated by Dolph
  4. Curtis Axle — by Mark Henry
  5. Mark Henry —  by Daniel Dolph
  6. Mike Kanallis —  by Mark Henry
  7. Heroki Sumi — by Mark Henry
  8. Viktor —  by Daniel
  9. Kofi —  by Elias
  10. Tony Nese —  by Kofi/Xavier
  11. Dash Wilder — by Hornswaggle
  12. Hornswaggle —  by Tony Nese
  13. Primo —  by Kurt Angle
  14. Xavier Woods — by Elias
  15. Bo Dallas — by Kurt Angle
  16. Kurt Angle — by Elias
  17. Scott Dawson — by Bobby Roode
  18. Goldust — by Bobby Roode
  19. Konnor — by Elias
  20. Elias — by bobby Lashley
  21. Luke Gallows — Rey Myestero
  22. Rhyno —  by Roderick Strong
  23. Drew Gulak — by Tucker Knight
  24. Tucker Knight — by Big E
  25. Bobby Roode — by Baron Corbin
  26. Fandango — by Mo Jo Rawley
  27. Chad Gable — by Apollo Crews
  28. Rey Mystero — by Baron Corbin
  29. Mo Jo Rawley — by Randy Orton
  30. Tyler Breeze — by Mo Jo Rawley
  31. Big E — by Braun Strowman
  32. Karl Anderson — by Randy Orton
  33. Apollo Crews — Randy Orton
  34. Rodrick Strong — by Baron Corbin
  35. Randy Orton — by Elias
  36. Heath Slater — by Braun Strowman
  37. Babatunde — by Braun Strowman
  38. Baron Corbin — by Randy Orton
  39. Titus O’Neil — by Braun Strowman
  40. Dan Matha — by Braun Strowman
  41. Braun Strowman — WINNER
  42. Tye Dillinger — by Braun Strowman
  43. Curt Hawkins — by Braun Strowman
  44. Bobby Lashley — by Braun Strowman
  45. The Great Khali — by Bobby Lashely,Braun Strowman
  46. Kevin Owens — by Braun Strowman
  47. Shane McMahon — by Braun Strowman
  48. Shelton Benjamin — by Chris Jericho
  49. Big Cass — by Braun Strowman
  50. Chris Jericho — by Braun Strowman

 

RAW in Canada

Sunday is Backlash

Roman talking about the fall out from the Great Royal Rumble. What is Jinder Mahal doing out here? Jinder challenged Roman to a match tonight. (still tired of Brock having the belt) Sami Zayne walked out and the place went nuts. Sami says that he will take on Roman, here comes Kevin Owens, (geesh) Now Kevin wants in on the action. Bobby Lashley/Braun Strowman came out and helped clear the ring with Roman.

Elias in the ring to face Bobby Roode –no one has really been able to get the upper hand so far. Elias drove Bobby neck first into he corner post, EMT’s had to be called. Bobby had a hard time getting his breath. Elias declared himself the winner.

Authors of Pain vs 2 locals who will get beat in no time flat.

Seth Rollins on his way to the ring. Seth faces The MIz on Sunday for the Intercontinental Belt. Finn just walked out, after a chat, and with the crowds OK, Finn and Seth for the I.C belt tonight.

Ruby Riott (Riott Squad) vs Sasha Banks(No Bayley) Riott Squad as usual with the numbers get the win.

Alexa Bliss turning the tables calling Nia a bully. Nia defends the Raw Woman’s title on Sunday against Alexa.

Jinder Mahal/Kevin Owens/Sami Zayne vs Roman/Braun Strowman/Bobby Lashley — What an interesting bunch. Anything is possible. It’s gone back and forth. I can’t get over the speed that Braun has. big guys like him aren’t suppose to move like that. Braun played possum, catching Kevin Owens and planting him like a tree for the win.

Baron Corbin vs No Way Jose — Corbin is another big guy who has surprising speed. Titus world wide at ringside. No way Jose with an assist in that win.

Mickie James (Alexa Bliss in her corner) vs Natalya (Rhonda Rousey in her corner) Alexa tried to help Mickie but during a foot race with Rhonda, Natalya got the win.

Finn Balor vs Seth Rollings for the Intercontinental Belt — should be an even match up. It’s an even match, both men having answers for the other.  Finn almost beat Seth with his own move. This match has been brilliant. Seth holds on but Finn made him earn it.

 

 

RAW from St.Louis

Today’s show is dedicated to Bruno Sammartino

Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar on the way to the ring.

(Pay Per View from Saudi Arabia. (rumour is that Roman will finally win the belt in the steel cage match) All the male titles are up. They are not taking the women on this trip.)

Of course Paul is gloating as he always does. Fans are getting restless and tired of the same old stuff from Heyman and Lesnar. The Boo’s are starting. Here comes Roman. Roman put it simple, “I’m coming home with the title”

Elias vs Bobby Roode — even match but no one has made a mistake as of yet. Elias hung up Bobby in the ropes and stole the win.

Accession vs Matt Hardy/Bray Wyatt

Kevin Owens/Sami Zayne — with their talk show and Kurt Angle is there guest. Time wasting for a crappy promo. Kurt just put Samy and Kevin in a tag team match against Bobby Lashley/Braun Strowman.

The Miztourage talking to Seth. With Miz gone, Seth told the boys no to recreate the Shield.

Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler — kicked butt and won.

Chad Gable in Kurt’s office. Jinder Mahal comes in complaining about losing the United States Title, starts picking on Chad. They are off to the ring for a match. Jinder attacked Chad before he even got int he ring. Jinder the more dominant but Chad created some offence. How did that just happen, he has beaten Jinder.

Renee with the Riott Squad.

Samoa Joe cutting a promo, talking about Roman and his challenge at Backlash

Kevin Owens/Samy Zayne vs Braun Strowman/Bobby Lashley — Bobby is looking really good. Braun is not supposed to be as quick as he is for a big guy. Bobby and Braun are having their way with Samy, Kevin is no where.

No Way Jose vs Baron Corbin — Baron said no to a match but jumped Jose once the conga line was gone.

Finn Balor/Seth Rollins vs The Miztourage —  It was always going to be Seth/Finn with the win

10 Women’s tag team main event — Nia Jax/Ember Moon/Natalya/Sasha Banks/Bayley vs Mickie James/Alexa Bliss/Ruby Riott/Sarah/Liv — I like Ember. It’s an even match but I can see it getting out of hand at some point. It did fall apart and Rhonda Rousey to the ring for a little assistance with Natalya’s girls.