The RAW Report, 7/8/17

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By Andrew Sparling @onlymarcspector

It’s RAW time ladies and gentleman and this week we are in Ontario, Canada. SummerSlam is around the corner and the red brand is heating up, way up. Lets find out what happened this week shall we.

The show starts with the Miz in the ring for an episode of Miz TV. He calls out Jason Jordan because of what happened last week. Kurt Angle comes out instead and sends the Universal Champion Brock Lesnar to be on Miz TV. Miz runs his mouth and Lesnar beats the hell out of the Miz and the Miztourage.

Sheamus w/Cesaro (c) def Seth Rollins

The match was a real physical match. Both Rollins and Sheamus beat the hell out of each other. The crowd tried to get behind Sheamus but he wouldn’t let them. There were a few close call pins and in the end a Cesaro distraction caused Rollins the match. Sheamus rolls him up for the win. Rollins attacked them after the bell but it was a bad idea.

Jason Jordan def Jean Pierre Gulett

Jordan was supposed to face Curtis Axel tonight but Axel got beat down by Lesnar earlier. Backstage Kurt Angle see’s someone standing there so he sends him to the ring to face Jordan, it’s Canada’s own Jean Pierre Gulett. He looks so awkward in the ring as Jordan throws him around and beats him with a neck breaker.

Bayley comes to the ring to talk about her injury and that she won’t be able to compete at SummerSlam because of it. We find out that there will be two triple threat matches to night and the winners of both will face each other next week and the winner of that will face Alexa Bliss at SummerSlam for the RAW women’s title. Bayley’s choice to win is her friend Sasha Banks.

Women’s Triple Threat Match

Sasha Banks def Alicia Fox & Emma

Im so glad to see Emma in the ring I really think she deserves more time in the spotlight for sure. With Banks in the match everyone should know who will win the match. The RAW women’s champion Alexa Bliss joins the commentary table for the match. Banks gets knocked out early and Fox and Emma beat on each other for a bit. Banks does come back into the ring and gets some work done then wins by tapping out Emma with the bank statement. She faces the winner of the second triple threat tonight.

Enzo Amore comes out and introduces his new seven foot tall friend the Big Show. Show comes out to talk about Big Cass and they get interrupted by Gallows and Anderson who challenge them to a match.

Gallows & Anderson def Big Show & Enzo Amore

Show chases both Gallows and Anderson out of the ring first thing. When the match gets going, Enzo gets in the ring and takes a whooping like he always does. Big Cass comes out and now Big Show is distracted. That allows Anderson to pin Enzo. Cass comes to the ring and attacks Show. Enzo comes to his rescue but it doesn’t take long for Cass to take him out too. Big Show stops Cass with a knockout punch.

The “James Dean” of the WWE Finn Balor comes to the ring to talk about Brey Wyatt. The lights go out and when they come back on, Wyatt is in the ring but Balor kows what’s going on and he sits on the top turnbuckle. Wyatt tries to attack but Balor reads his every move. Then Wyatt disappears again.

Dean Ambrose def Cesaro w/Sheamus (c)

The crowd pops super loud for Ambrose as he enters the arena. Just like his tag partners match earlier, Cesaro and Ambrose beat on each other a bit. This match had a little more technicality as Cesaro uses those kind of skills more then his partner. Cesaro stands on the ring post and tries to suplex Ambrose to the floor but things go Ambrose’s way instead. This match was the longest match so far tonight and Ambrose pulls off the win. After the bell, the attack begins and Rollins comes out to help Ambrose. Rollins and Ambrose are in the ring together and the crowd goes nuts. Ambrose puts out the Shield fist, finally, but Rollins walks away this time.

Cruiserweight Match

Tozawa def Ariya Daivari

Tozawa took Daivari’s chance at the cruiserweight championship at SummerSlam on 205 Live last week but he’s looking for revenge for sure. Titus O’Neil joins commentary while his client does his thing in the ring. Daivari keeps control for a lot of the match until Tozawa hits a suicide dive and wins with a senton bomb.

Women’s Triple Threat Match

Nia Jax def Dana Brooke & Micki James

I feel that Brooke should get her chance but I know that Jax will win because that’s just how WWE does things. Alexa Bliss joins commentary again for this match. Brooke and James did everything they could to win but of course Jax takes out Brooke for the win.

Shattered Dreams production GoldDust promo is next up before the main event of the night. We also see Big Cass ask Kurt Angle for a match with Big Show at SummerSlam and Angle gives him the match and Enzo will be in a cage above the ring for the match.

Last Man Stading Match

Braun Strowman def Roman Reigns

These two have destroyed each other so much lately and this match won’t be any different. If you watch RAW on a weekly basis you already know basically how this match will go. Strowman gets ahead the Reigns gets ahead. The last man standing stipulation is not that different to hwhat Strowman does to everyone anyway. The Steel steps and a table did get involved. They also ended up going up the ramp

for a bit. Samoa Joe was in the audience and he got his hands on Reigns and put him out. That gave Strowman a chance to stand up at the last second and win the match.

This week was decent. Alot, if not all, the matches were predictable but the action was great. The best thing of the night was Balor and Wyatt and that wasn’t even a match. I give this week a 5 out of 10.

Until Next Week!

 

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