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WWE Raw Results

Raw this week had the retirement ceremony of wrestling legend Rey Mysterio. At least, it was scheduled to. We also were promised an Apollo Crews United States Championship defense and Asuka versus Charlotte. What else went down on Monday night? Here are the results:

  • Aleister Black def. Seth Rollins
  • Apollo Crews (c) vs Kevin Owens goes to a no contest in a United States Championship match
  • Apollo Crews & Kevin Owens def. Angel Garza & Andrade
  • Viking Raiders def. Street Profits in a bowling match
  • Billie Kay def. Nikki Cross
  • R-Truth def. Rob Gronkowski (c) to win the 24/7 Championship
  • Nia Jax def. Kairi Sane
  • Charlotte def. Asuka
  • Drew McIntyre def. Bobby Lashley

WWE Raw Takeaways

Of course the Rey Mysterio retirement wasn’t real. It was a set up by Seth Rollins to get under the skin of his rivals. After a package highlighting Rey’s career (including the eye injury inflicted by Rollins) Aleister Black came out to confront the Monday Night Messiah. These two put on a quality match, with Black getting the win. Does this feud have the legs to get to a gimmick match for these two?

Maybe, but it may be Dominick Mysterio who gets the match. Dominick cut a good promo alongside his dad about how Rollins needs to pay at the hands of someone from their family. What an angle to debut Dominick as an in-ring talent if that is the route they go. Dominick said an eye for an eye, so let’s’ see if Rollins is sporting an eyepatch soon.

Rob Gronkowski is a champion no more. I was really excited for him to get tackled by someone in week one and lose the belt to Marshon Lattimore, but instead we get the 24/7 title back with R-Truth.

Nia Jax had reportedly injured Kairi Sane in an unsafe spot during this week’s episode. Kairi tweeted the cut she received when Jax threw her into the steel steps. Jax will continue her march to facing Asuka, but the question around her safety in the ring remains a pertinent one.

These Street Profits-Viking Raiders segments are still weird, yet I still am a fan. Eventually they’ll wrestle, right?

Danny Havoc Passes Away

Game Changer Wrestling announced on Monday that wrestler Danny Havoc (real name Grant Berkland) passed away. He was 34 years old. Havoc was a talented death match wrestler, working with GCW, CZW and WXW over the years. Many from across the industry shared their grief and sadness over the loss of Havoc. Our condolences to his friends, family and fans.

 

 

WWE Launches Free Network Tier

The long-rumored free tier of the WWE Network has arrived. According to Fightful, the free tier of WWE Network has a good selection of content, including:

  • Original series like Table for 3, Monday Night War, and Ride Along
  • Recent episodes of Raw, NXT, & SmackDown
  • Some old WWE Pay-per-views and NXT TakeOvers
  • WWE The Bump and other recap/talk shows

Will this change your WWE subscription style?

Buckle Bomb Banned By WWE

WWE has reportedly moved to ban the Buckle Bomb move after a collection of injuries involving the move. PWInsider is reporting that the move is now banned from WWE in-ring product. Sting had to retire after taking a Buckle Bomb from Seth Rollins in 2015. More recently, Kairi Sane was injured after taking the move from Nia Jax. 

One for the Road:

Big E is auctioning some boots to support a local owned restaurant in Tampa called Saigon Bay. You can own Big E’s boots.

Black Lives Matter.

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