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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
ps: If you’re mad now,
just wait until extreme rules. pic.twitter.com/VaCSAPyjx6
— Nic Nemeth (@HEELZiggler) June 23, 2020
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.
"You are not the BOSS of me. I ACCEPT."
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) June 23, 2020
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.
More than just grit…the ANGER, the FIRE and the PASSION is on full display from @EdgeRatedR!
— WWE (@WWE) June 23, 2020
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.
I’ve made stupid, inappropriate and extremely offensive comments in my past. In my idiotic mind, I thought I was being funny in using words and terms that represent nothing but horror and pain. I am truly sorry for my hurtful words and actions, and I will never forgive myself.
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— sammy guevara (@sammyguevara) June 22, 2020
I also want to apologize to @sashabankswwe for my unacceptable comments. She’s an amazing person who didn’t deserve to be the brunt of my offensive remarks. I spoke with her earlier & she helped me learn a gigantic lesson & I thank her for that. Once again, I’m sincerely sorry.
— sammy guevara (@sammyguevara) June 22, 2020
Banks commented as well, talking about the conversation she had with Guevara.
— $asha Banks (@SashaBanksWWE) June 22, 2020
AEW has responded by suspending Guevara without pay. The full statement from AEW is here:
AEW statement on Sammy Guevara pic.twitter.com/11yL2QytF7
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) June 22, 2020
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.
Impact Wrestling has terminated the contracts of Joey Ryan and Dave Crist. Michael Elgin has been suspended pending further review of allegations.
— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) June 23, 2020
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.
FS1 is scaling back production on its boxing and WWE shoulder programming. "WWE Backstage will not longer be produced weekly. It is eliminating "Inside PBC." Double digit job losses as a result. SBJ Media will have the full story tonight.
— John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) June 22, 2020
One for the Road:
24 years ago today, Austin 3:16 was born. Gimme a hell yeah!
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