Top WWE Champion INJURED?! HUGE WWE Return For Summerslam?! WrestleTalk News July 2019

Top WWE Champion INJURED?! HUGE WWE Return For Summerslam?! WrestleTalk News July 2019

Bobby Lashley has a squash match, Viking Raiders
have a squash match, Cesaro has a squash match, and a janitor teams with Roman Reigns. And
Kofi Kingston is injured just days before Extreme Rules! Click the timestamps in the video description
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Which match are you most looking forward to at Extreme Rules?
And make sure to press the i above my head to let us know what you thought of the show,
where you can choose fromRawsome, Cor, Avrawge, Poor, and Rawful. This is the 8th July episode
of Monday Night Raw. The show kicked off with Becky Lynch and Seth
Rollins teaming up to face off against Zelina Vega and Andrade in a mixed tag match. Oh
sorry, a mixed tag…elimination match. Which…makes no sense…but let’s look past that because
this was a pretty fun match.Zelina managed to get some decent offense in before Becky
tapped her out with the Disarmer. After the ad break, Andrade and Rollins essentially
now had a singles match, which means the first fall is…pointless? But again, looking past
that, this was really fun. Rollins and Andrade have some really good chemistry, although
I feel like I say that pretty much every Andrade match now, and I for one would absolutely
love to see a PPV match between the two of them.
The finishing sequence was a very fun one, with Rollins hitting the Stomp for the win.
But here comes Baron Corbin and Lacey Evans to remind us of a much more inferior mixed
tag team, with the pair of them attacking Lynch and Rollins on the ramp, which they
then gloat about afterwards. Paul Heyman cut an in-ring promo next, saying
that Brock Lesnar is cashing in on Sunday, which is a spoiler. Which means, it isn’t
a spoiler, and they just want you to buy the ppv.
Paul seemed really tired during this promo, not having his usual fire and passion, and
one has to wonder if it has anything to do with his upcoming role as Raw Executive Director.
A Last Man Standing match between Bobby Lashley and Braun Strowman was confirmed next, I thought
Braun Strowman had a ruptured spleen…? Before Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre had multiple
backstage segments in the night, looking for Roman Reigns’ tag partner, who Shane gets
to choose. The encounter a bin man, a concessions guy and a janitor. All solid choices.
Back to the ring now and we have a 2-out-of-3 falls 6-man tag match between The Usos and
The Miz against The Revival and Elias. This was also quite fun. The heels took most
of the control, before Miz and Elias began brawling on the outside, which allowed The
Revival hit a Shatter Machine and pick up the first fall.
After the ad break, Elias has abandoned The Revival, so it was a 2-out-of-3-falls 6-man
tag match, but now it’s a 2-out-of-3 falls 2-on-3 handicap match? Can someone say convoluted?
This was also really fun, not least due to The Revival and The Usos being really good
tag teams. Miz tagged in and immediately hit a Skull Crushing Finale for the second fall,
before the Usos hit a double superkick and splash for the third fall.
Drake Maverick is backstage with his wife, who says that after tonight, they can consummate
the marriage, before Maverick gets chased off the usual 24/7 horde of wrestlers.
It’s the return of Rey Mysterio! He comes out and cuts a brief promo saying that he
beat the doctor’s expectations, and now he’s back, and he issues an Open Challenge,
which is answered by Bobby Lashley. Last week’s segment with Braun has really elevated Bobby’s
stock, so I actually did not mind him answering this at all.
He quickly disposed of Mysterio, despite a 619 and beat up Mysterio some more on the
ramp, Charly Caruso attempts to interview The Club
about their actions last week, but Styles says he doesn’t owe anyone an explanation
and tells her to get out of his face. Up next was No Way Jose vs Cesaro, with Cesaro
quickly besting Jose with a swing and sharpshooter combination.
The Street Profits are backstage again, this time they’re just here to hype Extreme Rules
and plug the network. They’re funny, but I do wish they were doing something more meaningful.
Next was a video recap of that bizarre Mike and Maria Kanellis segment last week, which
they really doubled down on this week.Mike is backstage giving Maria flowers and apologizing
for last week for some reason, before Maria sends him away for ice cream and pickles.
I hope not together. Next was a split-screen sit down interview
with Nikki Cross and Bayley, as the two will be competing in a Beat The Clock challenge
tonight, with the winner picking the stipulation for Bayley vs Alexa Bliss at Extreme Rules.
Bayley and Nikki say some generic words about Alexa, and the matches are made for later,
Bayley vs Sarah Logan and Nikki Cross vs Dana Brooke.
R-Truth and Carmella are backstage next, looking for Drake Maverick, before he and the 24/7
horde rush past. Carmella hops on his back and he…runs the wrong way. Solid Truth segment.
After taking on The New Day last week, The Viking Raiders are back squashing local talent,
because nothing builds a team more than going backwards in the pecking order. Next up was
Ricochet vs Luke Gallows, and Ricochet cuts a quick promo before the match, saying he
knows that AJ Styles and Karl Anderson will be coming out with Gallows, and says he’ll
just have to fight all three of them. It was at this point I made a prediction.Look
see, here’s my notes. This match will end with a roll-up, and after an ad break, it
will be Ricochet vs Anderson. I was right. Gallows dominated Ricochet, before Ricochet
rolled him up out of nowhere. Styles got on the mic and said he should face Anderson,
and he did. After an ad break of course. This match was a lot better, with Ricochet
hitting the 630 for the win before The Club immediately assaulted Ricochet, including
a wicked looking brainbuster, a Magic Killer and a Phenomenal Forearm.
Drake Maverick is backstage again, this time attempting to grab his wife and go on a proper
honeymoon, before Truth and a referee emerge from the crate his wife was sitting on, and
Carmella comes out from another crate. The referee hops on Truth’s back as they chase
Maverick away. The Beat the Clock challenge was next, with
Sarah Logan still entering with the Riott Squad music even though that faction hasn’t
been a thing since WrestleMania 35, and Bayley was able to beat her in 4:32 with a sunset
bomb in the corner, though Logan did look great.
After that it was Nikki’s turn against Dana Brooke. Dana immediately rolled out of the
ring, forcing time to tick from the clock, because she’s a…heel? And Nikki is a…face?
Bayley then encourages Dana’s behaviour so…she is also a heel? Or maybe not wrestling
and purposefully wasting time outside the ring is a face move now?
Nikki comfortably beats Dana in about 2 minutes, and she makes the match on Sunday a 2-on-1
handicap match for the SmackDown Women’s Championship. Bayley constantly laughs and
smiles at Nikki, not taking her seriously, then beats her up because that’s also a
face thing to do, I guess. WHO IS A FACE AND WHO IS A HEEL?
Mike is backstage still getting shouted at for doing the things his wife tells him to
do, and then Corey Graves attempts to stir tension between Rollins and Lynch, which fails.
Now, the main event. Roman Reigns and his janitor tag partner against Shane McMahon
and Drew McIntyre.The janitor is introduced as Gary “The Goat” Garbutt, and he comes
out doing his best Chopper impersonation. The match gets underway straight after the
ad break, with Reigns laying in clotheslines and a Superman Punch attempt straight away.
Gary accidentally tags himself in, and McIntyre throws him into the ring. Gary then goes crazy,
displaying some nutty athletic ability with leaps and dives and flips, before getting
cut off with a Claymore from McIntyre, which allows Shane to get the pin.
It’s then revealed that the person under the mask was none other than Cedric Alexander,
who looks really pleased with himself for some reason. And that’s how the show goes
off the air. *pause* HUH? After last week, I was pretty hopeful that
things may be about to pick up for Raw. This week showed that hope was misplaced. The show
started well and some had some decently fun segments peppered throughout, but the big
storylines, the ones that take up the most time, are the worst ones on the show. And
for that, this episode of Raw, is Poor. And now over to Luke for the news!
Great review, Pete! And thanks for filling in for Oli Lesnar once again.
Sunday night saw Impact Wrestling hold Slammiversary XVII – which was headlined by the excellent
intergender match between Sami Callihan and Tessa Blanchard. But one of the other big
stories from the night was the injury angle to Santana of LAX – who went down during the
three-way tag title match with The North and The Rascalz. While it was quickly reported
that this was nothing but a storyline, Figure Four Online are now reporting that was also
LAX’s last match for Impact Wrestling. According to their daily update, the duo have
offers on the table from both WWE and All Elite Wrestling. PWInsider however are reporting
their offers expire in August and Impact are keen to offer “top money” to get them
to stay. Someone else who could be done with Impact
is former World Champion, Johnny Impact, with PWInsider reporting that Slammiversary was
also his final night with the company. The report says his contract expired a couple
of weeks ago, but Impact agreed to keep working with the company to finish his storyline with
Rich Swann. PWinsider note that Johnny Impact is now a free agent and can negotiate with
any company he likes, but the add that “the two sides are still in talks about continuing
their relationship”. Someone who also had offers to go elsewhere
but have decided to stay in WWE, however, is Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows.
Following the rumours that Gallows and Anderson had decided to stick with the company last
week, PWInsider are now reporting that Gallows and Anderson have officially put pen to paper,
and have signed new 5-year deals for a reportedly “ridiculously amazing financial offer”.
PWInsider add that the reformation of The Club was a big factor in them staying, and
that New Japan were interested in bringing Gallows and Anderson back into their fold,
while AEW were also keen to sign the pair to their promotion.
Someone else who looks to be staying with WWE despite the rumours of her going elsewhere
is Sasha Banks. The Boss hasn’t been seen on WWE TV since
losing her Women’s Tag Team Championships to The IIConics at WrestleMania in April – with
various rumours from various outlets that she was creatively frustrated with WWE and
was looking to sit out the rest of her contract. However it was reported recently that Banks
and WWE have come to an agreement for her to return, with PWInsider reporting that The
Boss is being locally advertised for the July 22nd Raw from Tampa. Not only that, but a
local advertisement in Toronto for Summerslam prominently features Sasha Banks on the poster.
It’s also being speculated that Banks could return to WWE this Sunday at Extreme Rules
in the corner of Bayley, who takes on Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross in a 2-on-1 handicap
match for her Smackdown Women’s Championship. And speaking of Smackdown, it’s being reported
that WWE Champion Kofi Kingston could possibly be injured.
This comes from a house show report from Monday where Kofi himself announced that he wouldn’t
be wrestling on the show as advertised as he was injured – instead acting as a cheerleader
for New Day as they beat B-Team. The main event was then changed to Finn Balor defending
his Intercontinental Championship against Dolph Ziggler.
There’s no official word on Kofi’s injury, and he is set to be on Smackdown tonight to
continue his feud with Samoa Joe over the WWE Championship.
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100 thoughts on “Top WWE Champion INJURED?! HUGE WWE Return For Summerslam?! WrestleTalk News July 2019”

  1. Of course CryBaby Bank will be at Extreme Rules … Nikki Cross hinted that Bailey needed a friend … It was as clear as some random dude in a tag match that had to wear a mask and turned out to be someone on the roster … OH MY 😱 I did not see that coming at all

  2. Seth Rollins: We're the best wrestling in the world!

    Everyone watching Raw: No Seth, no…

    Seth: But my bank account, my bank account!

  3. How did the Viking Warriors winning a squash match send them backwards in the pecking order? That implies that they were visually passed up by another act which isn't the case. It's more like they're just spinning their wheels right now. What they need is the chance to cut a concise promo that gets their act across and a decent rival to build a midcard program around.

  4. good thing gallows and anderson, and sasha, only care about money, they're in the right place to cash in and not actually do anything

  5. I have been saying for awhile now that the face and heel labels have not been working. It makes a lot more sence for them to have shades of heel and face traits within their overall characters. So this match between Cross and Brooke makes more sense. Dana has come off better as a heel at times so even if she is the defacto face, she should still employ heel like qualities. The same is true with Nicki given that she is well liked. Her insane presence is welcomed by the fans so even if she is used by Bliss and has a “face turn” she should also use elements of the heel that makes up her overall character. Look at Lynch. They did all they could to make her an all out heel but the fans rallied to her. Now that WWE have embraced her has a face, doesn’t it seem as though her overall appeal has lost momentum. Another well defined character is Orten. See it doesn’t matter if he is heel or face, Randy is always Randy. In a way, I would like the wrestlers to have complete control over their character while creative decides how that character works in the story. Quit making good guys be bad and bad guys be good and just use the organic talent.

  6. Am i the only person that's realized that the iiconics are basically the brick lesnar of the tag team division

  7. At first I thought Cedrick was Kofi even though of course Kofi’s dreads couldn’t fit in that small blue mask probably lol

  8. (1) If Kofi has to vacate, Big E should take his place. Dude has it all, he can move, he can talk, he's explosive.

    (2) Lacey needs a new standing finish, the woman's right is trash

  9. I hope John Morrison goes back to WWE. I've been a huge fan of his since his days of MNM. I freaking loved MNM. Such an awesome tag team.

  10. 24/7 title is taking away from Balor's reign – we seen him less since that dumb shit started happening . now we only have a week build up if they choose to pull the trigger

  11. I know the Smackdown Women's championship storyline has had a convoluted buildup, but I'm honestly excited about the match since it pretty much HAS TO have a twist. Either Bayley will turn heel (which she should've done after turning on Sasha way back when and would explain her recent actions), Alexa turns on Nikki (which would be painfully straightforward), Nikki turns on Alexa (which would be refreshing for her character), a double turn, or a Sasha return (preferably with her turning heel).

    I'm not expecting that much from the match, but if the story just continues as is I will be severely disappointed in the booking, which as a Bayley fan I usually am.

  12. After the Moxley interview on Talk is Jericho, this situation with Banks seems VERY eerily similar and she could very well complete her dates and then skidaddle our of the company.

  13. Unless Finn Balor is defending against Shinsuke Nakamura, I am so underwhelmed by the "Extreme Rules" card that I won't be ordering it.

    That being said, of the matches I found on the Wikipedia page, the Revival vs. Usos match should be a great one… as should Kofi defending against Joe, but Kofi's injury (as reported in this video) has me tempering my expectations on that one.

  14. the main event would have been awesome if Cedric would've pinned drew, which would have led to a feud between them two after extreme rules

  15. What if this week was vince and last week was Heyman and they wanted to compare reactions to see if him taking over is necessary? Just a random thought, seems like something vince would do.

  16. With all the squash matches, I'd say the fear of being back in the "The New Generation" Era is more prevalent than ever…

  17. Now ima tell you somethin i saw, everything was targeted to your sayings on here for Smackdown tonight! This was an ok show!

  18. Does this mean that now we are calling oli, olilesner that wrestletalk are going to say he is returning just to get us to watch the next wrestletalk and when will oli be the wrestletalk universal champ?

  19. Hey wrestletalk, if you're reading this, I can't wait for the SmackDown review…
    Kevin Owens is the best thing in and probably will save SmackDown Live. Imagine Him and Sami being this outlaw duo.

  20. I rated thus RAWESOME just to defy pete quinnel.
    Never expect anything good from him regarding wwe. He is biased.

  21. After watching impacts awesome slammiversary ppv – it was time to be brought right back down to earth with this shite

  22. Did any one notice that Cedric Alexander was wearing a dos caras mask that’s Alberto del Río father mask . Does that mean Alberto del Río is coming back.

  23. The review section of this video was the best it's ever been. No dumb jokes 'RAW' level jokes, a very good pace throughout the video and informative from the start to end. If more reviews from this channel was like this, I would still be subscribed to this channel. Keep up the good work Pete.

  24. Why hasn't Charlotte been on tv for the past few weeks? Are Andrade's insecurities of being outshined by his woman coming to light?

  25. Wait, Ice Cream and Pickles? Isn't that one of the stereotypes of crazy food combinations when a woman is pregnant?

  26. Wow. Never thought I'd hear my favorite wrestling reporting show hating on a going star getting the opportunity to main event. Especially one as talented as Cedric Alexander. Also…. is it just me or did it seem like even Roman looked confused about Cedric being his partner?

  27. Wishful thinking – Nikki has been aware of Alexa's manipulation from the beginning, but played it dumb in order to betray Bliss and take the title off Bayley……. Its not great but it's at least a change from the usual Alexa uses people shtick we've seen god knows how many times!

  28. i bet gallows and anderson probably are gunna retire with AJ Styles in WWE, i bet those contracts are probably gunna have the 3 of them together for the whole 5 years. Since i hear AJ wont be doing as much as he used to. but as long as Gallows and Anderson have AJ around im sure they wont mind all the BS they get put through. at least they'll be featured way more

  29. This weekends card looks Awesome if you just look at it without considering any of the build up for it.

  30. way to encourage your talent to re-sign with the company with this Mike and Marie storyline going on WWE………..Damn I can't wait for AEW

  31. dont get me wrong, i love becky and seth, they always put in good matches and deserve their spots on the roster…. however, the intergender tag match is unnecessary…. I mean, lacy and baron are no where near the "superstars" that they should be to promoted to the main event.

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