WWE Raw results, recap: John Cena, Roman Reigns block off in noted promo
August 28, 2017 - WWE
WWE customarily has a letdown after a vital pay-per-views, though with a NFL respirating down a neck as a football deteriorate is about to begin, a association is wasting no time putting a best feet brazen forward of a Sep PPV, No Mercy. This is since WWE has pulpy “play” on dual of a hottest intensity feuds, engagement Brock Lesnar to urge his concept championship opposite Braun Strowman and carrying John Cena call out Roman Reigns clearly out of nowhere.
While a latter might have been a bit peculiar on final week’s Monday Night Raw, this week it took on a opposite tinge entirely. Cena slid into a babyface purpose while Reigns attempted to mount high opposite him. The shred was roughly ideal save for dual legitimate flubs, that we will mangle down below.
This week’s Raw formula will take on a opposite format than usual, so be certain to review on subsequent for a show’s biggest moments and all else we need to know from a episode.
Cena, Reigns block off
Though Cena called Reigns out a week ago, they fast teamed adult in a categorical eventuality and a provoke progressing in a uncover seemed to be usually that. Then WWE astounded us by announcing before Raw that there would be a agreement signing on a uncover for a Cena vs. Reigns compare during No Mercy. WWE spent some time on a uncover hyping this up, and when it came time to enter a ring, a dual former universe champions did not disappoint.
Cena took on an assertive though face-like tone, violation a fourth wall a bit by seemingly pursuit Reigns “a cheap-ass, corporate-created John Cena bootleg” and observant that Cena is still around since Reigns was incompetent to fill his shoes. “You should be ashamed I’m a part-timer since we do this part-time improved than we could ever do it full-time,” he said.
Reigns’ initial try during a response was flubbed as he forgot a pivotal line and Cena called him on it. Whether Reigns found that line after is different since he strike Cena behind tough in what felt a bit some-more unscripted. Reigns called Cena “a part-timing, fake-ass bitch,” claiming he allows WWE to mold him into whatever they need during any given time. Cena remarked that it “took [Reigns] 5 years to cut a median decent promo,” and a dual sealed a contract. Immediately after they finished talking, a Good Brothers interrupted and challenged them to a match, that Reigns won with a stalk for a pinfall victory.
Cena does not book his promos — and even if he is forced to occasionally, he has a embodiment to upsurge comparatively giveaway as he sees fit. Reigns, on a other hand, many really had his lines created out forward of this segment. Problem one was that he straight-up forgot a pivotal line and looked like a deer in headlights station in a ring opposite a best improviser in a company. Problem dual was that WWE felt a best approach to finish this shred was by putting Cena and Reigns together after they usually spent 10 mins ripping one another apart. It would have been improved for Samoa Joe to miscarry and have a triple hazard match, holding a loyal one-on-one adversary until a bigger event. But a bigger issues were Reigns not entrance by all a approach — proof Cena’s difference right on a mark — and a tab compare requisitioned when a fight would have sufficed.
Sasha Banks loses another pretension defense
In a categorical eventuality on Monday, Banks was taken down by Alexa Bliss for a women’s championship as Bliss countered a integrate Banks Statements and eventually strike a Snap DDT for a victory. Banks mislaid a pretension 8 days after winning it from Bliss during SummerSlam, and she now strictly has 4 total pretension reigns of 83 days compared to Flair’s 4 of 246 and Bliss’ 4 of 224 (and counting). After a match, Nia Jax strike a ring and steamrolled Banks. She afterwards carried Bliss adult onto her shoulders in jubilee usually to backdrop her to a canvas, environment adult what will positively be a triple hazard compare during No Mercy.
It was apparent that Banks was going to remove a impulse they mentioned her mixed unsuccessful defenses opposite Charlotte Flair early on Raw. Despite holding a championship 4 times, Banks’ longest singular power is 27 days (twice). In an engaging change of pace, her before women’s pretension victories all came on Raw with her dropping a tab during pay-per-views. This power flipped a script. It’s joyless for fans who trust Banks with a championship is accurately what a women’s multiplication needs, and it creates small clarity for WWE to give Bliss a belt behind so shortly if they were going to do a triple hazard compare anyway. Why not hurl with Banks for a while?
Former universe champion now a No. 1 contender
Raw non-stop with a rather heartless multi-segment storyline that resulted in a conflict stately to establish a No. 1 contender for The Miz’s intercontinental championship. There were approximately 15 group in a match, including mixed tab teams and a Miztourage, though it was apparent who it would come down to during a end. (Side note: Curt Hawkins was thrown out seconds into a compare by his peers, that was a humorous spot.) Among those concerned in a finish were Finn Balor, Jason Jordan, Jeff Hardy and Elias. An division by Bray Wyatt resulted in Balor being held off ensure and tossed over a tip rope. Jordan afterwards separated Elias usually for Hardy to toss Jordan out of a ring to win a compare and pretension opportunity.
The whole thing lasted approach too long, though it did a pursuit in formulating not one though 3 probable matches during No Mercy. Hardy will face The Miz for a pretension subsequent week on Raw though that will roughly positively outcome in a screw-job finish and another compare during a PPV. There is also a rerun of Balor-Wyatt, that is a bit treacherous as no one was clamoring for them to go again, and Balor would’ve been a good fit opposite The Miz while a concept pretension design is being dominated by heavyweights. There’s also a probable module between Elias and Jordan, that could go possibly approach if they continue building it.
What else happened on Raw?
- Enzo Amore def. Noam Dar around pinfall: Amore done his entrance as a cruiserweight on 205 Live final week and remained underneath a purple ensign on Raw, picking adult his initial legitimate singles feat in … forever?
- Lesnar and Paul Heyman put over Strowman as a legitimate contender for a concept pretension with a champion eventually grabbing a mic from Heyman and dogmatic that Strowman needs to get prepared for “Suplex City, bitch.”
- Cesaro def. Seth Rollins around pinfall | Dean Ambrose def. Sheamus around pinfall: Some 50-50 engagement for a tab group champions, who will apparently urge their titles opposite a former champions during No Mercy.
- Emma def. Mickie James around pinfall: Emma and James done a gamble on a match, a crux of that had to do with Emma dogmatic she started a women’s revolution. She won, and she can continue observant and tweeting about it.
- Elias cut a promo in a ring on a Memphis crowd. Jerry “The King” Lawler, who was on explanation while Booker T. took caring of his family in Houston, called him out and introduced Pelvis Wesley from Southpaw Regional Wrestling. Elias fast took out Wesley, who was Heath Slater.