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WWE Raw Results

This week’s Raw was full of title matches. We had four different title matches and only one title change. The build towards 

  • Street Profits (c) def. Viking Raiders to retain the Raw Tag Team Championships
  • Asuka (c) def. Charlotte Flair to retain the Raw Women’s Championship
  • Akira Tozawa def. R-Truth (c) to win the 24/7 Championship
  • Natalya def. Liv Morgan
  • Boss & Hug Connection (c) def. IIconics to retain the Women’s Tag Team Championships
  • Apollo Crews def. Shelton Benjamin

WWE Raw Takeaways

Dolph Ziggler has been traded to Raw, and he’s immediately in a program with Drew McIntyre. It isn’t a very exciting next challenger, but it will all be up to the build. Ziggler was a disappointing challenger to Kofi Kingston, and that hurt Kofi’s first title reign. Hopefully the Ziggler-McIntyre build gets something more substance before Extreme Rules

Sasha Banks & Bayley retained, and now Sasha wants to be Sasha Two Belts. She is the next challenger for Asuka, who disposed of Charlotte earlier in the night. Banks versus Asuka sounds like a great feud, but also it will be Banks trying to prove herself as not the weak link of her team. Layers are already present here for an excellent feud.

Edge had a promo on the show where he says Orton has woken up the Rated R Superstar. Quality stuff from Edge, and Orton continues to be a heel firing on all cylinders. Ric Flair is back in Orton’s corner, and his next feud might be with the Big Show. The return of the Legend Killer is upon us.

Sammy Guevara Suspended By AEW

On Tuesday, audio resurfaced from a 2016 Sammy Guevara interview. In the clip, he talks about being at a WWE tryout and wanting to rape Sasha Banks. After the clip made the rounds on social media, Guevara responded.

 

Banks commented as well, talking about the conversation she had with Guevara.

AEW has responded by suspending Guevara without pay. The full statement from AEW is here:

Impact Makes Releases

According to Sean Ross Sapp, Impact has made a pair of releases in regards to recent sexual harassment allegations. Dave Crist and Joey Ryan have been released. Michael Elgin has been suspended “pending further review”. More companies making moves to respond to the culture of sexual harassment within wrestling.

WWE Backstage No Longer Weekly

Fox has made adjustments to their programming calendar, and one of those is the cancellation of WWE Backstage as a weekly production (h/t Fightful). The show instead will only be produced around big events and pay-per-views. WWE Backstage debuted in November of 2019, and has continued through Zoom during the Coronavirus pandemic.

One for the Road:

24 years ago today, Austin 3:16 was born. Gimme a hell yeah!

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