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WWE Raw Results:

More Mondays, more wrestling. Last week on Raw, Seth Rollins berated the entire locker room and had them walk out on him. This week, Rollins promised to apologize. How well would that go over? First, a look at all the full results from the show:

  • Kevin Owens def. Bobby Lashley by disqualification
  • Drew McIntyre def. Akira Tozawa
  • Aleister Black def. Tony Nese
  • Andrade “Cien” Almas def. Eric Young
  • NASCAR Driver Kyle Busch def. R-Truth (c) to win the 24/7 Championship
  • R-Truth wins back his 24/7 Championship backstage
  • Erick Rowan def. No Way Jose
  • Kabuki Warriors def. Charlotte in a handicap match
    Viking Raiders def. Local competitors
  • The O.C. (A.J. Styles, Karl Anderson, & Luke Gallows) def. Ricochet, Humberto Carillo, and Rey Mysterio

WWE Raw Takeaways:

Seth Rollins opened the show apologizing for what he said last week. He did so looking like prime 2016 heel Rollins, but sounding like normal face 2019 Rollins. It was a weird combination, and his apology was not accepted by the Raw roster. The biggest takeaways continue to be how Kevin Owens is treated like a top babyface by fans, and how the Authors of Pain continue to not attack Rollins. Will they be the basis of a new faction on Raw?

Lana & Bobby Lashley got arrested after getting attacked by Rusev. Lashley didn’t do a whole lot to get arrested, aside from disagree with the officer and bump his shoulder. Lana slapped one so she at least made it count. This story is getting so ridiculous, but Rusev looks like he’s having a great time doing it so it is almost enjoyable.

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The 24/7 Championship has really lost its charm. Remember when the most enjoyable segments on Raw were Drake Maverick’s hunt for R-Truth and his title? Now it is a vehicle to let WWE get it’s sweet, sweet celebrity exposure. Congratulation to now 1-time champ Kyle Busch.

Tomasso Ciampa Comments On Potentially Joining The Main Roster

On an episode of Lillian Garcia’s podcast “Chasing Glory”, Ciampa was asked about a move to Raw or SmackDown. He commented on his recent neck surgery and how he wants to manage how many bumps he’ll take (h/t WrestlingInc):

“I had neck surgery and I’m not freaking stupid. I get that my window is smaller than it was and my bump card is ticking. I just look at like, if I’m doing 200 plus dates a year on the road with Raw or SmackDown OR I’m doing a manageable load of 30 to 50 matches with NXT – I can do 4 years of that in the time that I do 1 year on Raw or SmackDown. So how long can my career and portfolio grow HERE as opposed to going there.”

Ciampa continued, talking about how he told WWE officials he’d retire if moved to the main roster:

“I legitimately vocalized to them, if I have to go to Raw or SmackDown then I’m gonna retire,” Ciampa claimed. “I would love to produce or coach or be apart of it, but there’s no way I’m taking on that load and going, ‘Yeah, I’ll just have a 6-month run and then call it quits.’ I just won’t do that. It’s not worth it to me.”

As of now, Ciampa remains on NXT in pursuit of the NXT Championship.

Andrade & Charlotte Trademark New Names

One of WWE’s premier couples have applied for trademarks on names currently not used by WWE (h/t WrestlingInc). Charlotte has applied for “Ashley Flair” and “The Queen of Wrestling”, while Andrade has trademarked “El Idolo” and “La Sombra”. There are no rumblings of either leaving WWE, but the trademarks are registered for entertainment and merchandise. Maybe some new merch is coming from the pair of them in the future.

One for the Road:

NXT beat AEW in the ratings last week again, but AEW continues to hold the younger audience. Is it sustainable?


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