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WWE Raw Results
It was the Backlash fallout show on Monday night. On the card was a rematch for the Raw Women’s Championship with Nia Jax getting another crack at Asuka’s belt. What else did the night have in store? Here are the full results:
- Kevin Owens def. Angel Garza
- Viking Raiders & Street Profits def. Akira Tozawa & some ninjas (seriously)
- IIconics def. Liv Morgan & Natalya
- Apollo Crews (c) def. Shelton Benjamin to retain the United States Championship
- Drew McIntyre & R-Truth def. Bobby Lashley & MVP
- Asuka (c) def. Nia Jax to retain the Raw Women’s Championship
- Randy Orton def. Christian in an Unsanctioned match
WWE Raw Takeaways
Christian returned! One more match! He got his one more match, an Unsanctioned match against Randy Orton. The match did not last long, as Ric Flair low-blowed Christian and Orton connected with a punt for a quick three. Randy Orton might be on one of the best heel runs of recent memory right now. The Legend Killer is back, but now he’s trying to eliminate all other legends aside from his own.
Rey Mysterio did not make his return to Raw this week, but Dominick Mysterio did. Seth Rollins was all talk about taking out Dominick and Rey, and then Dominick attacked Rollins from behind. Great work by Dominick to avoid the rest of Rollins’ disciples. Is this leading to a match between Rollins and Dominick or Rollins and Rey? Either way, it’s a feud that continues to captivate.
Lana and Bobby Lashley got a divorce, which I don’t think surprised anyone. Lashley and his new manager, MVP, had their eyes on another star as well: Apollo Crews. MVP talked to Crews about how MVP could help him hold onto that US Championship. Later in the night we saw Crews cheat to beat Shelton Benjamin. Is there a heel turn brewing for the always-smiling Crews? If there is, matching him with MVP & Lashley could make for a successful trio.
Big Show fought off some ninjas after returning as a face again. It can’t all be good, right?
WWE Performance Center Talent Tests Positive For COVID-19
ProWrestlingSheet first reported that a PC talent has tested positive for COVID-19. The talent was used most recently on June 9th. WWE has cancelled their taping on June 16th to allow for company-wide testing. Here is WWE’s statement:
A developmental talent, who was last on site at WWE’s training facility on Tuesday, June 9, has tested positive for COVID-19. Since that time, no other individuals that attended the facility have reported symptoms. However, out of an abundance of caution and to ensure the health and safety of the company’s performers and staff, all talent, production crew and employees on site at the training and production facilities will be tested for COVID-19 immediately. Following the test results, WWE plans to proceed with its normal television production schedule.
WWE also used fans for the first time on Monday. According to WrestlingInc, those fans were told not to wear masks. Fans were told about inherent risks of being in the crowd, and were unaware of the positive test of a PC talent. As the world continues to find ways to open up, the risk of COVID-19 continues to be prevalent.
One for the Road:
Forgotten Sons seem to be living up to their name. After Jaxson Ryker’s pro-Trump tweet a while back, the WWE locker room is furious with him (h/t Fightful). Due to this, it appears the push for the team is on hold and their potential feud with New Day is shelved. Steve Cutler & Wesley Blake have distanced themselves from Ryker as well. Way to blow it, Jaxson.