WWE Monday Night Raw 7/25/16….A New Era has Begun

A new entrance theme tonight, and this feels new.  Will we be saying the same thing after 3 hours tonight?

Raw is now.

A new broadcast table, like WCW Nitro was back in the day.  Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, and Corey Graves welcome us to the show.

We are live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Mick Foley and Stephanie McMahon welcome us to the show, and introduce the entire Raw roster.

Mick will be working hand in hand with every worker on Raw, to give us the best opportunity to succeed.

Stephanie now brings the attention to Roman Reigns dropping the ball last night.

Seth Rollins had it in the bag, and as far as she is concerned, he isn’t just a good guy, he isn’t a bad guy, he is just a loser.

WWE fans deserve a World Champion, the world deserves a World Champion, and that is what we will get.

Foley announces tonight, there will be 2 Fatal 4-Way matches.  The 2 winners will face each other tonight in the main event, and the winner of that match faces Seth Rollins at Summerslam, to become the new WWE Universal Champion.

The 8 men announced are Sami Zayn, Sheamus, Chris Jericho, Cesaro, Roman Reigns, Rusev, Kevin Owens, and Finn Balor.

And of equal importance, the WWE Women’s Champion has remained on Raw.  So Charlotte, step forward.

She did lose last night, when she tapped out to Sasha Banks.  And that is why she is defending the WWE Women’s Championship, and her opponent is “The Boss” Sasha Banks.

The first Fatal 4-way match starts now.

Our first Fatal 4-Way match is Rusev Vs Cesaro Vs Owens Vs Balor.

Balor wins the match with a Coup De Gras, pinning Rusev.  A great match here, and he advances to the main event, later tonight.

Tonight, it’s a New Day Celebration, for being the longest reigning WWE Tag Team Champions.

Nia Jaz debuts on Raw, next.

Nia Jaz is here to crush somebody, and she does.

Is her name Britt Baker?  Does it matter?  Nia destroyed her.

Sasha Banks is getting ready for her title match.  Golden Truth are playing Pokemon Go.

Tom Phillips catches up with Sasha.

She thrives pressure, and tonight she finally gets to expose her.  She has had a dream of being Women’s Champion since she was 10 years old, and tonight that dream will become a reality.  Tonight, it’s about to be lit.

Our next Fatal 4-Way is next.

“The Beast” is back next week on Raw.

Our second Fatal 4-Way match is now.

Chris Jericho Vs Sami Zayn Vs Sheamus Vs Roman Reigns.

Reigns wins the match with spearing Jericho.

Another good match, but we know where this is going, right?

Balor Vs Reigns, later tonight.

The New Day’s Celebration is next.

OHHHHHHH PITTSBURGH!!  DON’T YOU DARE BE SOUR, GET UP ON YOUR FEET, AND CLAP FOR YOUR WORLD-FAMOUS 2-TIME WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS!!

IT’S A NEW DAY, YES IT IS!!

So their match last night at Battleground didn’t go as they planned, but for the past 337 days, The New Day has been your WWE Tag Team Champions!!

337 days ago, Jennifer Garner and Gwen Stefani were married, not to each other.

337 days ago Booty-O’s was a dream, but now at FYE, it’s an actual cereal.

Brought to you by Booty-O’s, they make sure you’re not booty.

We see a video of New Day.

New Day Rocks!!

That was a huge package.

In order to honor this glorious event, with this crowd, they should choose one lucky fan to be an honorary member of New Day.

But who?

They choose a big dude with a Booty-O’s T-shirt.

His name is Sonny Boy.

They aren’t asking for a nickname, what is his real name?

Sonny Boy.

His job is to celebrate with them, because….

New Day Rocks.

Here comes Gallows and Anderson.

Magic Killer on Big E.

Now they are taunting Sonny Boy.

Coming up next, the return of Neville.

Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, and Corey Graves welcome us to the show again.  Tonight, it’s Balor Vs Reigns, winner faces Rollins at Summerslam.  The winner becomes the first WWE Universal Champion.

Neville will now face “Mr. Irrelevant” Curtis Axel.

Neville wins with Red Arrow, great to see him back.

Up next, brought to you by Mountain Dew….Do the Dew.  WWE Women’s Championship on the line, Charlotte Vs “The Boss” Sasha Banks.

Mr. Backlund is giving Darren Young some advice.  Golden Truth interrupts, you don’t interrupt Mr. Backlund.

Finn Balor video is playing now.

Tonight, Balor Vs Reigns, with the winner facing Seth Rollins at Summerslam to become the first WWE Universal Champion.

Charlotte is with Tom Phillips.  Pressure is defending the Women’s Championship every night, and taking women’s wrestling another level.  Tonight, Sasha will be by herself, and Charlotte will ruin her dream, you can bank on that.

Sasha Banks in what will go down as the best Women’s match in the last year defeated Charlotte with the Bank Statement.

What a moment.

Byron tells us Sasha is the very first Women’s Champion of the new era.

What does this moment mean to her?

Crowd chanting she still got it, and she is looking around.

Sasha did it!!

This has been a dream since she was 10 years old.  She has been telling people she is the best.  Now this proves she is the best.  It’s a new era, it’s the Era Of “The Boss”.  It’s a new era of wrestling.

Crowd is chanting Sasha.

And she promises us every time she is in the ring, she is the best, and there is only one “Boss” and that is Sasha.

Our main event, still is Balor Vs Reigns.

Our next match is Braun Strowman Vs James Ellsworth.

Byron interviews James, and he more or less says he has a chance.

Next!!

Braun wins with the Reverse Chokeslam.

Video of Roman Empire is being shown.  I am sure the arena right now is booing.

More hunting with Golden Truth.

Enzo and Cass come out.

His name is Enzo Amore, and he is a bonafide stud, and you can’t teach that.  This guy right here is Big Cass.  He is 7 feet tall, and you can’t teach that.

Badda Boom, realest guys in the room, HOW YA DOIN’?

They like things Raw.

And they are going to face The Shining Stars, it seems.

There is only one word to describe Shining Stars, and he can spell it out for ya….

S.A.W.F.T…..

Golden Truth come out to distract Primo, and Cass gave him the big boot.

Our main event, Balor Vs Reigns is next.  Both men wished each other luck.

Next week, “The Beast” Brock Lesnar returns.

Balor Vs Reigns is now.

Balor wins the match with Coup De Gras.  Holy crap, we are going to see Rollins Vs Balor at Summerslam.

I never, ever would have guessed that.  What a moment.

Todd Phillips asks Reigns for his thoughts.  He said he hopes Finn beats Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Championship, because he has a tremendous amount of respect for him, and hopes he faces him again.

Raw ends here.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

By far the best Raw of the year, and honestly, it might be the best Raw I have ever seen.  This felt like a brand new era, with Sasha winning Women’s Title, and we will get to see Balor Vs Rollins at Summerslam.  Incredible.

I can’t stand that title name though, and I am sure I won’t like the championship look, since I am not a fan of the current WWE Championship look.  But we will see.

What were your thoughts on the show?  Smackdown better serve notice tomorrow night, Raw certainly set the bar high.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Kevin Gillman
I have had this blog up for a few years, writing every Monday night and anytime in between. Always check the site out, send me a comment on what your thoughts are for the current state of wrestling.

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