Category - WWE

Raw rating for 08/22/2016

Raw

The post-SummerSlam Monday Night Raw did only 3,315,000 viewers and while it’s better than the past two weeks when faced against the Olympics, it’s only 1,000 viewers more than the August 1 episode. The show had 400,000 more viewers than last week. Hour one did 3,462,000 viewers, followed by 3,370,000 viewers in the second hour, and then down...

Bayley debuts on Monday Night Raw

Bayley

48 hours after losing her title re-match against Asuka, one of NXT’s most favorite stars, Bayley, made her Raw debut and will now be part of the Raw main roster. Bayley has been signed to a WWE deal since December 2012 and spent nearly four years down in developmental. During her time in NXT, Bayley climbed up the Women’s division ladder and...

The Dudley Boyz depart WWE

Dudley Boyz

One year after returning to WWE on the Raw after SummerSlam, the Dudley Boyz said goodbye to the WWE Universe in the same arena that they made their return. Both Bubba Ray and D-Von wrote on Twitter before Raw that they would be leaving WWE so the Raw announcement was not a total surprise. The duo were thought to have signed a new deal weeks ago...

Jericho and Lesnar clash backstage after SummerSlam main event

Chris Jericho

Dave Meltzer is reporting that an altercation between Chris Jericho and Brock Lesnar went down backstage following the conclusion of SummerSlam, with the two getting physical after Jericho deemed that Lesnar was too reckless in the handling of the closing of the match. Jericho rushed to the Gorilla position to see what exactly was planned and when...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 08/22/2016

Raw

We have a NEW Universal Champion! I will not reveal who for those who did not watch SummerSlam/are not watching Raw and want to read my report word-for-word. What lies ahead now for the Raw flag-bearer? Also, one return happened last night with a semi-shocking result to me; and one heavily-talked about did not, so will they show up tonight? Again...

WWE Universal title vacant after Balor injury

Finn Balor

Finn Balor’s reign as the new Universal champion came to an end already as the injury he suffered at SummerSlam will require surgery and several months out on the sidelines. Balor suffered the shoulder injury when he was powerbombed by Rollins on the barricade but he soldiered through the match, eventually winning the title. He was favoring...

Orton gets 10 staples to the head to close nasty laceration

Randy Orton

Randy Orton was on the receiving end of 10 staples to the head to close a nasty laceration following two vicious Brock Lesnar elbow shots. The match was stopped and Lesnar was announced as the winner via TKO after blood started pouring down from Randy’s head, leaving a pool on the canvas like we haven’t seen over the past several years. The...

New WWE Universal champion Finn Balor suffers arm injury

Finn Balor

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer is reporting that the new WWE Universal champion Finn Balor suffered an arm injury during his match last night and there seems to be some fear that he will require surgery. Meltzer adds that the champ will be undergoing an evaluation today at Raw to determine how bad it is and he was walking around in a sling...

Samoa Joe suffers dislocated jaw at NXT Takeover

Samoa Joe

After the NXT Takeover match between Samoa Joe and Shinsuke Nakamura, the referee threw the X hand sign to signal to the back that there’s a legit injury. When Nakamura landed his first Kinshasa, he got Joe pretty good in the jaw and Joe was holding his mouth for a while. The second Kinshasa did the same damage, if not more, as Nakamura once...

WWE debuts the new Universal title…and fans hate it!

WWE Universal Title

Finn Balor made history last night becoming the first ever WWE Universal champion, the new title that will be the top belt exclusively to the Raw brand going onward. The Universal title follows the same design of the WWE World title and the WWE Women’s title but has Universal Champion written in the bottom instead of Heavyweight Champion. The...

Nikki Bella returns at SummerSlam after 10 months out

Nikki Bella

After 10 months sidelined with a neck injury and a career-threatening neck surgery that followed, Nikki Bella returned to the ring last night at SummerSlam to team up with Natalya and Alexa Bliss, replacing Eva Marie. Nikki got great news in June from her doctor telling her that she can resume wrestling training and just a week or so ago she was...

SummerSlam 2016 pay-per-view report

SummerSlam

It was six hours long, it had good points, it had low points, but an average-at-best second half of the show left fans with an awful taste in their mouths. The big matches delivered (mostly), but this year’s SummerSlam left us feeling distinctly underwhelmed. It looks like there’ll be three matches on the pre-show: the Cesaro vs...

Betting odds for tonight’s SummerSlam: Who are the favorites?

Charlotte

If the bookies are correct, the WWE World title will not change hands tonight as Dean Ambrose is the favorite at 1/8 to retain over Dolph Ziggler at 9/2 to pull the upset. Former NXT champion Finn Balor is also the favorite to win the first WWE Universal title at 2/9 over Seth Rollins who is at 3/1. Despite rumors of Goldberg costing Brock Lesnar...

Lesnar says bumpy road ahead before any eventual UFC return

Brock Lesnar

Speaking to TMZ at the WWE 2K17 launch party in New York on Friday night, former WWE and UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar admitted that his UFC career faces a bumpy road and he has a few challenges he has to overcome before he decides whether to go back to the Octagon for another fight. “I’ve got a few challenges to overcome before I can...

SummerSlam 2016 live on WWE Network and PPV tonight

SummerSlam

It’s the biggest event of the Summer and the biggest card in SummerSlam history as tonight WWE presents SummerSlam 2016 live on the WWE Network and PPV from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The full card is as follows: Brock Lesnar vs Randy Orton; Finn Balor vs Seth Rollins for the new WWE Universal title; Dean Ambrose vs Dolph Ziggler...

Dates for NXT tour in New Zealand and Australia announced

NXT

It’s going to be a very busy December for NXT stars as an 11-day tour in New Zealand and Australia was announced last night during NXT Takeover. There will be two shows in New Zealand and six in Australia starting December 5 all the way through December 15. Tour kicks off on Monday, December 5 in Auckland at The Trusts Arena and then the final...

Japan’s Superstars rule NXT

Shinsuke Nakamura

For the first time in United States professional wrestling history, two Japanese Superstars hold the top two titles of a brand, with Shinsuke Nakamura winning the NXT title and Asuka retaining the NXT Women’s title by the end of NXT Takeover: Brooklyn II. Nakamura, still undefeated in NXT, joined WWE in late February of this year after wrapping...