WWE Monday Night Raw 8/22/16….Summerslam After Party

Tonight, the city of Brooklyn is treated to night 3 of WWE.  After last night’s Summerslam, a lot of news breaks down about injuries to key players.

One of them is new, and first Universal Champion Finn Balor.  He hurt his shoulder, and may need surgery.  So we expect him to give up his title tonight.  That means Clash of Champions might prove to be more important than originally thought.

Sasha Banks also was hurt last night, and she could be out a few months.

And Randy Orton received after his war with Brock Lesnar.

Is “The Beast Incarnate” in the house tonight?

Raw in 10 minutes.

Footage from last night’s Summerslam kicks the show off.

We are live in Brooklyn, New York, at the Barclays Center.  Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, and Corey Graves welcome us to the show.

Finn Balor is injured, and will need shoulder surgery.  It happened, when Seth hits the Powerbomb through the barricade.

Balor actually popped his shoulder back in place, to finish the match.  He will be out at least 6 months.

Mick Foley tweeted that he will accept Finn to relinquish the Universal Championship.

Stephanie and Mick are in the ring now, and here comes Finn Balor.

This Championship represents a lifetime of sacrifice.  And it also represents if you believe in yourself, you can accomplish anything.  Last night, he became the WWE Universal Champion.  But there was a sacrifice.

Finn wants to thank the WWE for this opportunity.  He wants to thank all the talent in the back.  He wants to thank Seth Rollins, for giving him the match of his life.  But most importantly, Finn wants to thank the fans.

But for now, he has to relinquish this title.  But rest assured, when Finn is healthy, fit, and ready, he will be back.  And this title is the first thing he is coming for.

He hands it over to Mick.

Enter Seth Rollins.

Seth is smiling, as he walks past Finn.

What a shame guy, what a pity.  But let’s not live in the past.  Now we know who the true champion was last night.  It’s time for a celebration.

He and Stephanie have been involved in some classic celebrations.  Seth is here, Steph is here, this beautiful, newly designed Championship title is here, so let’s reward Seth as the champion, and all celebrate.

But here comes Sami Zayn.

Sami beat Seth a few weeks ago.

But here comes the victorious Chris Jericho.  He has his scarf too.

Here comes Kevin Owens, he deserves a title shot.

Enter Enzo and Cass.  How ya doin’?

Lord, here comes Roman Reigns, he hasn’t even won many matches lately.

Mick Foley is speaking, this is how things will go.  We will conduct a series of matches that will determine who the new Universal Champion is the next week.

We kick the show off with Sami Zayn Vs Seth Rollins.

Rollins wins the match with a Pedigree, after Sami hurt his ankle, selling it throughout the match.

Rollins moves on to next week for a chance at the Universal Title.

Tonight, we will see a special look on Brock Lesnar giving Orton a TKO.

Another match is set.  It will be Kevin Owens Vs Neville.

Owens wins the match with a Rolling Neckbreaker.  He advances to the match next week.

Next week’s Universal Championship match will be a Fatal 4-Way.

It will be Big Cass Vs Rusev tonight, and Reigns Vs Jericho.

But next, it’s The New Day.

OHHHHHH BROOKLYN!!!  DON’T YOU DARE BE SOUR, AND CLAP FOR YOUR 2-TIME WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS.

IT’S A NEW DAY, YES IT IS!!

Big E is back, baby!!

A wise man once said speak softly, and carry a big stick.  Big E. can only have one, and he talks loud.  He is back, BABY!!

Kofi tells us the magic is back, and those magic numbers are 365, because for 365 days, they have been our WWE Tag Team Champions!!!

Kofi wants to thank us, because you want to know who was responsible for them?

Who?

Who?

Who?

They were vocal, through the good times, and the bad times.

Xavier tells us they have a unicorn pinata, and it is filled with Booty O’s.  Booty- O’s, they make sure you’re not booty.

Anderson and Gallows show up, and says this is stupid.

New Day, this is stupid.  Brooklyn, you are stupid.  Anderson asks if they are really celebrating?  What are they celebrating?  They still lost the match.

Gallows said they are owed a WWE Tag Team Title rematch.  And Kofi is the stupidest.  Kofi talks about magic?  Did he enjoy the magic killer he received last night?

Big E. defend Kofi.

He has nothing, and Gallows agrees.  They have nothing, because the props they have won’t help them when Gallows and Anderson win the WWE Tag Team Titles.  And it starts tonight, when Anderson beats Big E.

Big E. has had enough, because they will show them why New Day rocks.

Anderson Vs Big E. is next.

Big E. wins the match with a Big Ending.  Does someone want to tell me again why Anderson and Gallows deserve Tag Title shot, with this loss?

The Dudley Boyz will say goodbye, tonight.

We see their first appearance on Smackdown in 1999.

Titus O’ Neil is in the ring.

Earlier tonight, we heard about The New Day becoming Tag Team Champions last summer, here in Brooklyn.  But what we forgot were The Primetime Players were Tag Team Champions, going in.  So every time he is in Brooklyn, he gets asked the same question, was that the last day of his life?  No, because when he flashes that million dollar smile, it was the best day of his life, because he dropped the weight that was Darren Young.

There wouldn’t be a Darren Young without Primetime Players.  And how is Bob Backlund going to teach Darren Young to be great, when Bob has done nothing great himself?

Titus could be Universal Champion if it wasn’t for Darren Young.  So come on out, and be great again Darren.

He doesn’t come out, and says Bob Backlund doesn’t want him to come out.

Crowd wants Slater.

Who is Bob Backlund anyway?

And here comes Bob Backlund, with a Crossface Chicken Wing, but Titus escapes, and slam Backlund.

Darren comes out, Clash of the Titus on Darren Young.

Next, Summerslam TKO.  Footage from Orton Vs Lesnar last night.

Last night, Lesnar beat Orton through a TKO, and he gave Shane McMahon a F-5.

Tom Phillips is with Stephanie.  Last night, Brock Lesnar crossed the line, and there will be repercussions.

Last night, Finn Balor hurt his shoulder from his match with Seth Rollins.  He pinned Seth to become the first WWE Universal Champion.  Earlier tonight, Finn had to relinquish the Universal Title.

Now, another qualifying match with Rusev Vs Big Cass.

Big Cass wins by count out.  I hate that ending.  Rusev’s bruised ribs were killing him, and he does not look good here at all.

Big Cass advances to Fatal 4-Way match next week.

Tom Phillips is with Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho.

Tom asks Kevin and Chris what happens if they both are in the Fatal 4-Way match.

That’s a stupid question Phillipe, but Chris will be a great Universal Champion.  Now they bicker about this, both say they will be the winner.

Roman Reigns will get his tonight.  Get what?

IT….YOU STUPID IDIOT.

Charlotte, the new Women’s Champion is next.

Charlotte comes out with Dana Brooke.

Dana mocks the You Deserve It chant.

Charlotte tell us she is the most dominant woman in the world.  You can forget about Serena Williams.  You can forget about the Simone Bliss.  You can also forget about Sasha Banks, and proved she is all flash, and no cash.

Charlotte is money, and she did this by herself.  She didn’t need her father, she didn’t need Dana.  She did it by herself.  And Sasha will never get her title shot again.  And Sasha, if you’re sitting at home watching this, she is here to say The Queen has regained her throne.

Here comes Mick Foley.

Mick wants to congratulate Charlotte.  They tore the house down, and last night, she was the better woman.  Foley has talked to “The Boss”, and when she comes back from her back injury, she will get her rematch.

Charlotte tells Mick that if she comes back, she will break her back again.  Charlotte deserves the night off.  There is nobody worthy of a match against her.

This is one of the best moments of his job, because he and Stephanie just talked about this, and they just signed the hottest free agent in the women’s division….

IT’S BAYLEY!!

She can’t believe this is really happening.  The crowd chants she deserves it.

She has been waiting for this moment her entire life.  So how about they make this a moment by giving each other a hug.

Right here in Brooklyn, New York.

This is your hottest free agent Mick?  There is a reason Bayley is being left behind in the Diva Revolution.  Now she wants to upstage Charlotte?

Bayley respects Charlotte, so she would never try to upstage her.  But she will challenge her for the Women’s Championship.

Oh sweet Bayley, you think this is the place where she can just talk about how this is the biggest opportunity for her?  She needs to step in line with everyone else.  Charlotte isn’t dressed to compete, but Dana is.

So it’s Dana Vs Bayley, next.

Bayley picks up the win with a Bayley to Belly.

Roman Reigns is approached by Tom Phillips.  Tonight, he will shut Jericho’s mouth, either with the scarf, or with his fist.

Jericho Vs Reigns tonight, winner advances to Fatal 4-Way match.

Last night, Cesaro and Sheamus had their first match of Best of 7 Series, and Sheamus won.

Andrea is with Sheamus.

Next week, match two of Sheamus Vs Cesaro takes place.

People are counting on Cesaro, but he always lets them down.  He can join the Yankees, the Mets, the Giants, the Jets, the Knicks, and that other basketball team, unlike them, Sheamus will be a winner.

Braun Strowman is set to destroy Johnny Knockout.

Reverse Chokeslam, match is done.

He hits another Reverse Chokeslam, and demands another three count.

The Dudley Boyz are set to say goodbye, next.

Raw from last year, their return to Raw.

Here come The Dudley Boyz.

ECW chants in Brooklyn.

Bubba doesn’t get very emotional, but tonight might be different.

One year ago, in this very arena, in this very ring, in this very city.  The pyro went off, The Dudley Boyz kicked some ass, and put people through tables.

Through the ups and down this year, some wins, some losses, you people loved them, they hated them, but respect was always there, because they busted their asses for us.

D-Von said it’s been a hell of a year, it’s been a hell of a career.  He has been up and down with this very man, creating history.  Like the TLC matches, which some still say are the best match of all-time.  Creating history with guys like Edge and Christian, and The Hardy Boyz.

Delete!!  Delete!!  chants.

D-Von would do this all over again.  Bubba Ray wants the fans to stand up, and applaud for themselves.  Bubba said you get to go out in your own terms, and while things didn’t go their way, they still went out on their own terms.  Thank you.

Here come The Shining Stars.

Primo says it’s about time they leave, they have been washed-up.  And Primo and Epico have been saying…

We Want Tables chants.

There will be no tables tonight.

Since they are leaving, Epico and Primo have a special gift for them.  Two economy tickets to Puerto Rico.

But with all the free time they have, they get to offer all of the wonderful things Puerto Rico has to offer.

So Dudley Boyz, take the tickets, take the tables, and come to Puerto Rico….

They blasted them, time for a 3-D.

And a What’s Up?

D-Von….GET THE TABLE!!

Anderson and Gallows attack the Dudley Boyz.

Magic Killer right on the floor.

Magic Killer right through the table, on D-Von.

Wow, we will have a match with these two teams.

Coming up next, Reigns Vs Jericho, winner goes on to Fatal 4-Way match next week, for the WWE Universal Title match.

Despite Kevin Owens’ help, Roman Reigns speared Jericho to win, and advance to the Fatal 4-Way match next week, for the Universal Championship.

A good ending sequence though, and Reigns ends Raw celebrating.

Next week, it will be Owens Vs Rollins Vs Reigns Vs Big Cass.

Raw ends here.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

A good show tonight, and it made these matches feel important.  The moment of the night belonged to Bayley.  Finally making her Raw debut.

Just a shame to Finn Balor, but it made tonight feel more important.

Dudley Boyz Vs Gallows and Anderson is a match I’d love to see, and it looks like we will get to see it.

Not sure what they are doing, making Rusev look foolish lately, after Reigns disrespected his wife, and he never truly got his revenge.  Maybe next week, Rusev ruins Reigns chances at the title?

What were your thoughts on the show?  Send them to me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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