RAW in Denver, Colorado

Show opens with a minutes silence for those lost in Las Vegas.

(Michael Cole is away attending his son’s wedding)

Recap of last week – Roman’s match against the Miz and Misterage. Roman won but was taken out by Mike and his goons. Roman going after The Miz Intercontinental Belt.

Seth Rollins vs Braun Stroman – let’s talk about stupidity. Seth is giving it his all but this won’t end well. Braun won but just hit Seth with a 2nd running power bomb. Dean came to help Seth but he destroyed them both. Sheamus/Cesaro out to pick the bones of what was left of Seth/Dean

Nia Jax vs Mickie James –  Nia having her way with Mickie but Alexa on the outside watching. Mickie has had little sparks of things going her way but Nia has kept cutting her down. Mickie on the way to pin Nia and Alexa breaks it up. Mickie just knocked out Alexa. Mickie James to face Alexa bliss at T.L.C for the Women’s title

Bray Wyatt having a freak out

Elias on his way to the ring. Titus O’Neil in the ring to wrestle Elias with Apollo Crews. Elias has Titus worldwide number now.

Enzo Amore with the Cruiserweight belt. Renee ask him how he felt about the whole locker room attacking him last week.

Matt Hardy to team with Jason Jordan vs Gallows/Anderson – the inexperience of Matt working with Jason showed today but they gave it a good go.

Roman Reigns vs The Miz for the Intercontinental Belt. The Miztourage at ring side making sure that Mike keeps the belt. Roman taking care of the Miztourage to make it a fair fight. Roman turned to the ring and Mike has the “Oh Shit” look on his face. The universe is turning on The Miz they are cheering Roman on. What the hell to Sheamus/Cesaro have in this between The Miz and Roman. It’s a 3 on 1 with Roman getting another beat down. (I’m sorry, I just don’t get this. I’m as puzzled as everyone else)(I have no clue where this one is heading)

Finn Balor on his way to the ring. Finn would rather fight. Cutting a promo, I think.

Sasha Banks/Bayley vs Emma/Alicia Fox – each side gets a bit ahead but the other pulls them back in. Emma/Alicia are working well together. Emma just walked on Alicia. Sasha/Bayley get the win.

Enzo running off at the mouth about being the Cruiserweight Champion. (wonder if they have done this to try and build some interest) New cruiser member in Kalisto and the clause that Enzo has set does not apply to him.

Dean and Seth have gone to see Roman, nothing said but the cheers from the Universe told the whole story. The possible return of The Shield.

 

 

 

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No Mercy Card and Thoughts

**Enzo Amore vs Neville for the Cruiserweight Belt. — If Enzo would shut up and let his wrestling speak for him, he could be a pretty good wrestler. I am liking Neville being a heel. This could go back and forth.

Winner — Neville

**Jason Jordan vs The Miz for the Intercontinental Belt — Jason has the wrestling ability to go pretty far and I think his time is now. The Miz with the Miztourage and all is getting old for me. With Maryse expecting their first child, Mike is going to want to be there. If Curtis and Bo can stay out of the match it will be pretty good.

Winner — Jason

**Fatal 5 way for the Women’s Belt — Sasha Banks, Bayley, Nia Jax, Alexa Bliss, Emma. First, Sasha Banks needs to go back to being a heel. she and Bayley had some great battles in NXT. If this goes like it has in the past, the smaller girls will gang up on Nia, but this time I am hope that it is finally Nia’s time and ends this quick.

Winner – Nia Jax

**John Cena vs Roman Reigns — I have read rumors that they are hoping that a feud with John will help set up Roman to be the face of WWE. If they work this right, it can be a good feud and last for a bit. It won’t end quick and they will push each other to the limits and beyond.

Winner – John Cena

**Brock Lesnar vs Braun Strowman for the Universal Title — This match will not be pretty by any means of the word. Hope they re-enforced the ring for this one. Braun is going to push Brock to past his limits. I am not a fan of Brock keeping the belt, I’m old school and let’s defend the belt as much as possible. Have a feeling this is going to be bloody.

Winner – Brock Lesnar (barley)

**Ambrose/Rollins vs Cesaro/Sheamus for the Tag Team Belts. This can go either way. If Dean and Seth can keep stay focused, they work well together. I have a feeling it will take some sneaky underhand moving to pull off a win.

Winner – Ambrose/Rollins

**Finn Balor vs Bray Wyatt — Bray gives me the creeps. A guy like Bray is not suppose to be able to do some of the stuff he does. Finn has the speed but also can call on the demon if needed. Finn can be just as sneaky.

Winner – Finn Balor

 

RAW going home before No Mercy

Today’s show is dedicated to the memory of Bobby Heenan

Kurt Angle on his way to the ring. Talking about No Mercy on Sunday. The Miz interrupts. Miz complaining that he is forgotten again, no title defense of the Intercontinental belt. Fatal 4 way – Elias, Hardy Boyz, Jason Jordan, the winner goes to No Mercy. (miz having a run on the mike, trash talking as usual) Jason on his way to the ring and he is ticked off. 6 pack challenge, Curt and Bo now in the mix. Jason just cleared the ring.

Alexa Bliss vs Nia Jax – Alexa keeps running because she has seen what Nia is made of. Alexa trying to run but Sasha makes sure she goes back to the ring. Needless to say Nia wins this one. Sasha tried to get Nia down but that didn’t last long. Bayley has been cleared. Sasha, Alexa and Bayley take down Nia.

Spotlight on Brock and Braun

Sheamus/Cesaro (facing Ambrose/Rollins for the tag team belts at No Mercy) vs Anderson/Gallows – (Dean and Seth in the ring) Triple threat match. It was on for all and if you blinked you missed anything. Cesaro/Sheamus eventually won.

Teaser for Asuka coming soon

Roman Reigns vs John Cena at No Mercy – video package of their accomplishments. 2nd video of their trash talking.

Curt Hawkins takes on Apollo Crews – The losing streak continues for Curt Hawkins (115)

Michael Cole to talk to Brock and Braun

Just announced for No Mercy Bayley has been added to the Ladies Title match for Sunday., It’s now a fatal 5 way.

Roman Reigns to the ring. John is still overseas and his part was pre taped.

Bray Wyatt vs Dustin Rhodes – Bray with the win but Finn with a warning about their match on Sunday.

Enzo was on his way to the ring but Braun is taking his frustrations out on Enzo. Enzo to have Neville for the Cruiserweight belt on Sunday at No Mercy.

6 Pack Challenge to face The Miz for the Intercontinental Belt at No Mercy – Elias, The Hardy Boys, Jason Jordan, Bo Dallas, Curtis Axel. 1st man to get pinfall or submission will go to No Mercy. Jason Jordan is going to No Mercy with an assist from The Miz himself.

 

 

Bobby “The Brain” Heenan passed away

Those of us on staff who are huge WWE fans are sadden by the news of Bobby’s passing.

Bobby had a career with the WWE that spanned four decades and managed some of the most well-known stars in sports entertainment. Bobby was known for his quick thinking, his sense of humor and was considered one of the best in the business.

Some of those he managed over the years included : Big John Studd, Ravishing Rick Rude, Mr. Perfect, Andre the Giant just to name a few.

The Brain had a massive announcing career after retiring from managing but will be known for being part of the original broadcast team for Monday night RAW in 1993. Bobby sat at the table for both RAW and WCW Monday Nitro.

Other News from WWE and NXT

*Big Show will have hip surgery but its been delayed due to the hurricanes in Florida

*Former Diva Christy Hemme is expecting Quads (4 babies) and is on bedrest til the kids arrive.

*Ric Flair is continuing to show improvement.

*Samoa Joe is currently out of action due to a knee injury

*Asuka will be heading to RAW making her first appearance at T.L.C

*Finn Balor vs Bray Wyatt at No Mercy

*The Miz and Maryse expecting their first baby.

*Rumor of a romance brewing between Tyler Bait and Liv Morgan

 

 

 

Mae Young Classic – Final

Started with 32 Women from 13 countries

Shayna Baszler vs Kairi Sane — the last 2 standing and will battle for the right to be called the 1st Mae Young Classic winner.

Lilian Garcia in the ring announcing.

Shayna is taller by 6 inches and out weights Kairi by 50 pounds.

It’s taking a few minutes a they girls work each other out.

Just when Kairi gets the door open even a little Shayna takes her down.

Kairi with the chance knocking the wind out of Shayna. Kairi really working on those ribs.

Shayna with the submission hold that helped her win during the tournament. Shayna having issues breathing.

I am in shock, Kairi Sane just beat Shayna Baszler. She kept at those ribs of Shayna and made her opportunity.

Kairi went over and helped Shayna up and gave her a hug.

Kairi Sane will go on to battle for the NXT women’s championship

 

 

 

Smackdown in Las Vegas

Recap of Shane and Kevin Owens from last week. Kevin crossed the line when he said that Shane’s kids would be better off if he has not survived.

Mr. McMahon back to address Kevin Owens. Kevin is laughing at all the changes he thinks he is going to make. Daniel Bryan on his way to the ring.

Tag team belts, Women’s title, United States Title area all on the line tonight.

*United States Belt – A.J Styles vs Tye Dillinger – this should be a good match. Tye is going to push A.J. A.J forced Tye to tap out, offering Tye a handshake post match out of respect. Corbin Barron attacks A.J at ringside and tells A.J that he is his opponent next week.

Jinder Mahal and the Singh Brothers in the ring. Jinder will face Shinsuke Nakamura at Hell in a Cell. Jinder trying to be funny.

*Tag Team belts – The Usos vs @ members of The New Day (Kofi and Big E) its been one hell of a fight. No one is holding back. Who knew that New Day would pull this out, they beat The Usos at their own game.

*Women’s Title match – Carmella at ringside with James Ellsworth. Thanks to Carmella and James Natalya keeps the belt.

Dolph Ziggler trying to find an entrance. Used to life Dolph and now he’s just a joke.

Chad Gable and Benjamin Shelton against the Hype Bros.

Vince in the ring with Kevin Owens. Vince talking about respect and how Kevin doesn’t seem to have any. Owens files the lawsuit and he will be fired. Vince didn’t suspend Shane because he didn’t finish the job. Vince announcing a match between Kevin and Shame in Hell in a Cell. Holy Crap, Kevin just head butted Vince. Kevin frog splashed Vince and left the ring but Stephanie walked up behind Kevin.