Roman Reigns Back On Top After 'Raw' Wins At SummerSlam?
- Ken Ross
WWE Superstar and a member of the blue brand, Becky Lynch, recently spoke with the folks at SI.com for a new "Extra Mustard Blog" interview to promote this Sunday's SummerSlam pay-per-view in Brooklyn, New York.
When the WWE "split" their brands between Smackdown and RAW, Seth Rollins was the overall pick and he had spent a year comfortably carrying the WWE heavyweight title before his title run was derailed by a knee injury. It had me anxious, though, because over the past few years, the majority of go-home shows (RAWs/SmackDowns heading into pay-per-views) had been set up to not give anything away, and you ended up with a subpar show.
It had "The Beast" Brock Lesnar, and not only did he speak, but we got to go site-seeing in Suplex City (at the expense of Heath Slater)!
Similar WWE news reports are equally favorable to Roman Reigns. Or when Jinder Mahal is back to the business of getting folks over on Monday nights and Roman Reigns and Gallows and Anderson are antagonizing their rivals with dick-and-balls wordplay?
WWE has been treating SummerSlam nearly like WrestleMania over the last few years, and that has never been the case more so than this year. Unfortunately for the U.S. Champion, Reigns was sorry that Rusev and Lana were going to make ugly babies, among other things.
-Cesaro vs. Sheamus in the first match of a Best of Seven series.
SmackDown Live is certainly heating up and in a big way.
Three of the best talkers in the business in one match. The match itself was good, but Rusev's character was on-point. Yes, Hogan literally squared off against the bad guy from the movie, who came knocking because he felt he should be acknowledged as the main star of the flick.
"I've worked in audio engineering for years and a bit of live sound too and there really didn't seem to be any blatant fake crowd noise in this match", one Reddit user observed. After destroying the record for longest reign for the WWE Tag Team Titles, the foundation for NEW DAY'S destruction has begun and it is extremely disappointing but all good things have to come to an end. After the match, Kofi and Xavier came out to attack, and tried to take them out, but Gallows and Anderson escaped.
Kevin Owens took on Big Cass ahead of their tag team match Summerslam this Sunday. In 2013, however, it was Reigns who interfered in Dean Ambrose's United States Championship Match against Rob Van Dam, resulting in his stablemate leaving with the USA title.
So are The Miz and Maryse nervous about this weekend's event? However, rumors are quickly spreading that Bill Goldberg could be interfering in the match to set up an even bigger match at WrestleMania 33. The two women are expected to put on a great show that could steal WWE SummerSlam 2016. Expect an instant classic because this two are two of the best in the world at what they do.
Last night, WWE confirmed that former "The Daily Show" host John Stewart will make an appearance at SummerSlam for the second straight year. This match will be a classic between two women that embodies the spirit of what Women's wrestling should be all about, WRESTLING.