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

 

 

Fallout from Battleground with set up for Summerslam

There will be plenty to work through today. Why does Jinder Mahal still have the belt, why Kevin Owens won, (it was supposed to be a double count out, A.J keeping the belt til summerslam)

Show opens with Kevin Owens, he plays a good heel. There was a very awkward end to his match with A.J and the crowd is letting him know that they are not happy. The crowd chanting A.J Styles. Kevin says the open challenge will start next week, not in front of a bunch of hicks, A.J on the way to the ring. Kevin refusing to defend against anyone tonight but Chris Jericho has returned and Kevin has seen a ghost.(i am loving this). Kevin tried to run and hide but here comes Shane. its a triple threat match for the United States Belt, which will take place tonight.

***United States Belt — Kevin Owens/A.J Styles/Chris Jericho — It was a real battle, P.P.V caliber match, it went hell for leather and anyone could have pulled it out. In the end just as Kevin was about to pin Chris, A.J flied in the ring, got rid of Kevin and pinned Chris for the win. Kevin has screamed that next week, Kevin will beat A.J and take back HIS United States Title.

***Baron Corbin vs Shinsuke Nakamura — Corbin got himself disqualified at Battleground. It’s been a back and forth match, just when one gets a little going the other shuts it down. Shinsuke got some payback today.

Jinder Mahal is demanding a new opponent for Summerslam. Will be interesting to see what happens. Who ever it is it won’t be a fair fight. (recap of Sunday’s match) The universe is really nasty tonight. John Cena just walked out. this could be interesting. (not heard this twist) John threw down a challenge for Summerslam but here comes Daniel. John vs Shinsuke for the #1 contender to face Jinder Mahal at Summerslam.

***Naomi vs Natalya at Summerslam but here is Carmella with a gentle reminder that she has the Money in the Bank contract.

***Charlotte/Becky Lynch vs Tamina/Lana — OK, well this will be interesting. I like the fact that Lana has gotten away from Rusev and is getting in the ring. She could be a force when she gets some experience. Charlotte takes care of Lana for the win. I like Charlotte, she makes a great heel but like her in fun mode.

***Samy Zayne/Tye Dillinger vs Aiden English/Mike Kanellis — It was a bit of a seesaw battle but Samy and Tye get the well deserved win.

Battleground — Smackdown — Wells Fargo Center

This will be a good setup heading to Summerslam. I am hoping there are a few surprises. They have a chance tonight to really have a great show, I am hoping it will happen.

Royal Rumble will take place here next year.

Pre Show match – Tye Dillinger vs Aiden English – I really hope Tye wins this. It’s an even match. Aiden is a bit of a show off due to the character he is portraying but Tye has the strength. With a hold of the tights English gets the win.

**Main Show**

***Match 1 — Tag Team titles on the line with The Usos vs The New Day. This should be a fun match, anything can and most likely will happen. My tip for this is The New Day. With the Usos turning heal this can and probably will get nasty. Holy Smokes kids how are these guys kick out after all of this. Thought New Day had it. I have no clue how they are staying alive in this match, both teams. The New Day did it. What a way to open this P.P.V (Big E never got involved, staying on the outside the ring)( first tag team to hold both Raw and Smackdown Titles)

***Match 2 — Shinsuke Nakamura vs Baron Corbin. Baron has quite the nasty streak but Shinsuke can also come at you from nowhere when you least expect it. Corbin is strong but so is Shinsuke, who doesn’t look like it but he will surprise you.  Right now its all Corbin, anything Shinsuke has tried Corbin has answered. Corbin being that tall and heavy should not have the speed to knock Shinsuke out of his boots but Corbin did. AFter a deep 6 by Corbin and Shinsuke is still in it. Corbin was just too strong and got the win

***Match 3 — Charlotte, Becky, Natalya, Lana, Tamina for the #1 contender to face Naomi at Summerslam. 5 way, elimination. Tamina looking out for Lana. Becky got Tamina to tap, and Lana just tapped. Becky eliminated by Natalya who was holding tights. Down to Charlotte and Natalya. Natalya to face Naomi at Summerslam. Naomi just offered a hand of congrats and Natalya just walked off.

***Match 4 —  A.J Styles vs Kevin Owens for the United States belt. My money’s on A.J to keep it. He is more technical than Kevin, Kevin wrestles angry, when things don’t go his way. Kevin trying to set the pace but A.J is taking it to him. Owens with the trash talking as usual. A.J keeps kicking out and Kevin keeps getting even more mad. Owens made sure to get the official in the way. Ref is down and Owens is in the middle of the ring. Well this is crap, supposedly Owens has won the belt back, but I can’t see this ending here. I can’t stand Owens with the belt. It was a good match but it just fizzled out.

***Match 5 — John Cena vs Rusev in a flag match. First one to post their flag at the top of the run on their pedestal in the winner. It’s been a seesaw match, each tried to go for the flag and the other catches them,  John has the STFU in place and Rusev has passed out and even tapped out but its the flag on the pedestal that wins. They are up with the pedestals but where are the flags? Rusev has lost weight since his surgery. John has his flag. After putting Rusev through 2 tables, John plants the flag for victory

***Match 6 —  Samy Zayne vs Mike Kanellis —  Maria got involved and helped Mike win, just like Maryse does with The Miz. Hoping Samy is wise and won’t get caught out again. Same bullshit as last week. Maria in the ring. Samy gets the win.

***Match 7 — Punjabi Prison match — Randy Orton vs Jinder Mahal. Hoping the Singh Brothers can’t get in to help Jinder. It’s a cruel match, steel reinforced bamboo.  I am really tired of Jinder and his arrogance. It is time to return the title back to Randy. The Ref just called for the outer cage to be dropped into place. (this should be the match to steal the show) (this would of been a good match until, the Singh Brothers hid under the ring)  It’s a no D.Q match. Once again its been a dirty title reign with Jinder never winning or legally defending the belt without help. One of the Singh brothers crawled out through the hole in the wall, what a way to ruin what could’ve been a great match. Air Singh Brother just took place as Randy beat his time he let go and landed on the table. The Great Khali has shown up, stopping Randy Orton from winning. They had the chance to make this a great match and its been ruined once again.

I am really disappointed in Match 7, it could’ve been a great match but once again its been trashed. The WWE belt means nothing as long as Jinder Mahal has it.

 

 

 

 

Fall out from Money in the Bank

Daniel Bryan returns tonight and will deal with the outcome of the Ladies Money in the Bank.

Carmella in the ring with something she did not rightfully win. The Women’s ladder match could have stole the show but it turned into a joke. I still can’t believe they are going with this storyline. To me its made Carmella a laughing-stock. It’s a no disqualification match but Ellsworth was not licensed to be out there. Daniel knows what he has to do. Take the case back.

Dolph facing Shinsuke – this should be good. They are throwing everything at each other and still managing to kick out. Shinsuke finally got the win but it was one hell of a battle.

Kevin Owens on his way to the ring. This should be interesting. Here goes another complaint. Kevin’s tape is red and blue. OMG, him dangerous. REALLY. Kevin Owens just gave an open challenge (can only be someone from Dayton) and A.J just walked out. Chad Gable came out. Gable almost had Kevin. Owens won but barely.

Daniel and all the girls are in the ring. James mouthed off about Birdie Jo and Daniel threatened to punch him in the face and fire him. Next week , Money in the Bank ladder match on Smackdown. Daniel took back the case, now its Carmella, Becky and Charlotte in the ring.

Luke Harper vs Jinder Mahal – Once again the Singh Brothers get into the mix. Here comes Randy and it’s personal. It’s on for young and old. This is the short fuse Randy. Jinder has done a runner and left the Singh Brothers.

 

 

Money in the Bank — St.Louis Missouri

Expect the unexpected today. Anything can happen at this match and it usually does. With the Women’s Money in the Bank ladder match it will be exciting but also interesting to see what they are able to do. Tonight will be life career and life changing for many stars tonight.

The kick off match is the Hype Bros vs The Colons. Zack Ryder look a little tentative starting out but they worked through and get the win. They fell right back into what made them a great team before Zack blew his knee out.

**Main Show

**Match 1 – Women’s Money in the Bank match – Charlotte, Becky Lynch, Tamina, Carmella, Natalya. This could go any way in my book. What will they be willing to do to climb the ladder and steal the suitcase. What the hell is Ellsworth doing in the ring, this is CRAP. Why was Ellsworth even out there? This was supposed to be for the ladies and now its just made a laughing-stock of the match.

**Match 2 – Tag Team Belts – The New Day vs The Usos — My money is on the New Day. Not a fan of the Usos being heels. With that being said they both can play as dirty as every. Kofi and Big E facing Jimmy and Jay. It’s on for young and old, both teams are giving it all they got. Usos are getting themselves counted out to keep the belts. The New Day win.

**Match 3 – Women’s title Match – Naomi vs Lana. Naomi has her work cut out for her but Lana does not have any in ring match time. I am sure that Lana has had Rusev working with her but it’s still going to be interesting to see what she brings to the ring. Here comes Carmella to cash in(she walks away), this is getting worse by the minute. They have allowed the Women of Smackdown division to become a joke. Naomi has to tap out to Naomi. Have to give Lana credit, she held her own.

Mike and Maria Kanellis – both use to wrestle in the WWE.

**Match 4 – WWE Smackdown Belt. Jinder Mahal vs Randy Orton. I get the storyline of getting the fans in India involved but it’s time to change this. The belt needs to change hands and Randy needs to watch the Singh brothers because they will be pulling anything to make sure Jinder keeps the belt. The Universe is very vocal and will not be happy if things don’t return to Randy who is the clear favorite. Wishful thought is for the ref to toss the Singh Brothers. WEll, Randy just got the ref to toss the Brothers. They helped Jinder put his foot on the rope to save the belt. The singh Brothers made the mistake of putting their hands on his Dad. Mahal still keeps the belt after everything. You can thank the Singh Brothers once again.

**Match 5 – Breezango vs The Accession – this will get ugly as the Accession do whatever it takes. this one could go either way. With a roll up cradle, Breezango with the win.

**Men’s Money in the Bank – A.J Styles, Dolph Ziggler, Sami Zayne, Kevin Owens, Shinsuke Nakamura, Baron Corbin.  Corbin takes out Shinsuke before the match even starts. Right now its beat each other to a pulp mode. No one as yet has tried to get the briefcase. Samy just threw Kevin into a ladder and its bent now. A.J got stuck hanging on to the briefcase after Dolph moved the ladder. Shinsuke just returned to the match going after Baron. Shinsuke is cleaning house. A.J just stopped Shinsuke from going up the ladder, they moved to ladder to make sure the other can’t go up the ladder. The Universe is so loud you can’t hear yourself think or the announcers. Baron Corbin got the case.

It was an enjoyable p.p.v. the Women’s Money in the Bank could have stolen the show but it wound up being a joke thanks to Ellsworth.

 

WWE Smackdown Live: Shane just made history

Watching Smackdown Live, the Women’s number one contender match, which never got officially started.

Carmella, Charlotte, Tamina, Natalya and Becky Lynch proceed to beat each other to a pulp with the match never officially starting.

Shane comes out to the ring. He welcomed the crowd and said, “OK, let’s make history”

At Money in the Bank it will be the first “Women’s Money in the Bank” Ladder match. The winner will have the right to face Naomi at anytime the winner choses.

Smackdown Live — Fallout from Backlash in Toledo, Ohio

Today should be interesting from the fallout.

Jinder Mahal is throwing a big party but who is going to spoil it? The fans are NOT liking this, chanting “USA,USA”.

Shane on his way to the ring. Money in the Bank briefcase hanging above the ring. Randy has activated his rematch clause, with that match taking place at Money in the Bank. Those taking part, A.J Styles, Baron Corbin, Sami Zayne, Dolph Ziggler, Shinsuke Nakamura. Shane decides to include Kevin, Corbin told Kevin to shut up. Baron vs Sami and Kevin/Dolph vs A.J/Shinsuke

Becky/Charlotte vs Carmella/Natalya – rematch from Backlash. Charlotte went to fly but Tamina stopped it. Naomi stopped Elsworth from helping Carmella, Becky with the dis armour for the win.

Baron Corbin vs Sami Zayne – Holy Crap, in no time flat, Sami pinned Corbin for the win. Unfortunately for Sami, Corbin is making him pay for that. Refs finally got in between Sami and Corbin.

A.J catching up with Shinsuke. i think it should be a good match with them, hope they can work together.

The Usos will face Breezango in singles action. Tyler just won his match. Now its Jimmy Uso and Fandango. Fandango just beat Jimmy in similar fashion. This has turned into a Tag Team title match. Usos hang on to the belts.

Jinder Mahal’s celebration. I can’t see the crowd liking this very well.( I know WWE is huge in India) The Singh Brothers need taken out by someone for interfering. Jinder is the 50th Champion in WWE history. You can almost hear a pin drop. The crowd is not welcoming at all. Jinder is claiming to be the best champion of all time.

Natalya asking for a match against Naomi, now Carmella in the office. Fatal 5 way for the #1 contender for the Women’s title, who will face Naomi at Money in the Bank.

Dolph Ziggler/Kevin Owens vs Shinsuke Nakamura/A.J Styles – Kevin decided to run his mouth to Shinsuke, so Shinsuke kicked his butt. A.J and Shinsuke get the well fought win.