We’re just couple of weeks away from the biggest party of the summer, and we’re in for a treat. At SummerSlam, the WWE Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar will defend his title.
Talking about Lesnar, this week has been all about the conquerer. However, it had nothing to do with WWE or SummerSlam, but had everything to do with the UFC. The new UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Jon Jones called out Lesnar this past weekend, and the former Minnesota Vikings’ defensive tackle was more than happy to further fuel the rumours.
However, it was all business this week on RAW, as Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman and Samoa Joe squared up in what was a prequel for the SummerSlam main event.
The number one contender for the RAW Women’s Championship, Bayley faced Nia Jax on the show. Let us take a look at what happened on this week’s episode.
Paul Heyman threatens to quit, and take Lesnar with him
The General Manager of RAW has been a busy man lately, and kicked off this week’s edition of Monday Night RAW. Kurt thanked the fans for their support, and talked about the main event for SummerSlam. Brock Lesnar will defend the Universal title against Joe, Reigns and Strowman in a Fatal Four Way match, which didn’t go down too well with Lesnar.
This brought Heyman and Lesnar out, as Heyman expressed his disapproval. Heyman accused Kurt of bowing down to WWE’s wishes, and trying to forcefully take the title away from Lesnar. Paul threw in a couple of hints that Lesnar was UFC bound, and said Lesnar would quit the WWE if he lost his title at SummerSlam.
However, Heyman said that would not happen, and that Brock would walk out of SummerSlam as still the WWE Universal Champion.
The Hardys took on Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows, with The Revival on commentary. After a good back and forth match, The Hardys defeated Gallows and Anderson.
Post match, Matt and Jeff brawled with The Revival on the stage, and Anderson and Gallows joined in. The Hardys took out both the teams, and were the last men standing.
TJ Perkins, Ariya Daivari and Tony Nese teamed up to face Cedric Alexander, Rich Swann and Akira Tozawa. Tozawa’s shoulder was heavily taped, as Alexander started things off impressively. After more back and forth action, Tozawa picked up the victory for his team.
Jason Jordan turns down Miz’s proposal on MizTV
Ever since Angle revealed the news that Jordan was his biological son, Jason has been flooded with flattering remarks and solicitations. While Emma has been trying to court Jason Jordan, albeit unsuccessfully thus far, she certainly isn’t the only one to do so.
On this week’s MizTV, The Miz invited Jason Jordan to be his guest. During the segment, Miz tried to suck up to Jason, and encouraged him to be a part of The Miztourage. Jordan politely turned down the offer, which didn’t sit too well with the WWE Intercontinental Champion.
The Miz then insulted Jordan and Kurt Angle, and said Jordan would be handed everything by his father. Miz called Kurt “washed up”, which infuriated the former member of The American Alpha.
Miz tried to attack Jordan, but Jason suplexed him onto Axel and Dallas. Jason Jordan then exited the ring, as The Miztourage was left fuming.
Ambrose throws cold water on a Shield reunion as tensions begin to resurface
Last week, Rollins and Ambrose managed to work as a cohesive unit. However, The Lunatic Fringe is anything but prepared to trust his former brother – turned – foe.
Ambrose talked to Renee Young backstage, but quickly shot down the idea of Ambrose and Rollins teaming up again. Ambrose told Rollins that he got burned once, and he wasn’t ready to forget about his betrayal.
Rollins then ran into Sheamus and Cesaro, as the champions bragged about their team work and understanding. This led to Rollins throwing down a challenge, which Sheamus accepted. Rollins and Sheamus faced each other, and in the end, Rollins managed to pick up the victory.
Post match, Sheamus and Cesaro attacked Rollins, and Ambrose came to Rollins’ aid.
Bray Wyatt came out and preached to the Pittsburg crowd. Wyatt talked about Finn Balor, and said he was God. It didn’t take long for Finn to make his way out, as he attacked Balor. Finn sent the Eater of Worlds packing to end the segment.
Roman Reigns gains momentum en route to SummerSlam
Roman Reigns will have the chance to walk out of SummerSlam as the new Universal Champion. However, Reigns has to deal with two other men, as Strowman and Joe would do everything in their power to steal Lesnar’s thunder. However, before all three men could have the opportunity of walking out of SummerSlam as the new Universal Champion, they faced each other in a triple threat match.
Strowman once again displayed his superhuman strength, but Samoa Joe showcased his wily side. Towards the end however, it was Roman Reigns that walked out of RAW as the better man.
Reigns dropped Joe with the spear to pick up the victory, and will walk into SummerSlam as a heavy favourite.
Elias made his way out, and tore into Pittsburg with his song. He then faced Kalisto, and easily defeated the masked Superstar.
The number one contender for the RAW Women’s Championship, Bayley faced Nia Jax. Nia once again used her strength to ground Bayley, but the former RAW Women’s Champion wouldn’t give up without a fight.
Bayley hurt her shoulder during the bout, but kept chipping away at Nia. Alexa Bliss tried to interfere, but Bayley managed to take her out of the equation. Bayley then sidestepped a charging Nia Jax, which gave her the count out victory!
In the main event, Big Cass took on The Big Show. Show attacked Cass even before the bout began, but Cass worked on Show’s leg to gain the advantage.
Enzo tried to help Show, but Cass took him out of the equation. Enzo’s interference led to Cass winning the bout by disqualification, but The Big Show got the last laugh, knocking Cass out cold to end the show.