Summer Slam and NXT Takeover are ONE WEEK away and we are especially amped up as we further existing feuds and set up some new matches for back-to-back-to-back Go-Home shows next week! But with some serious injuries occurring, it has really shaken things up!
Monday Night Raw saw the notable absence of The Hardy Boys and The Revival, as Dawson ruptured his bicep, and Nia Jax broke Bayley with a terrible throw that landed her on her shoulder incorrectly. This has massive implications for the Women’s Division, as Bayley was the #1 Contender! Nick shoots on Nia Jax, and Sir Ian comes to her defense. The story between The Bar and Dean Ambrose/Seth Rollins continues to heat up, as they consumed 1/3rd of the entire show! Roman Reigns faced Braun Strowman in a Last Man Standing match that took an interesting turn or two at the end!
Over on SmackDown Live, Baron Corbin interrupts John Cena’s opening promo leading to a match at Summer Slam. Sami and the Perfect 10 faced off against The Uso’s, and The New Day attacks! Nick shoots on Charlotte and her lack of proper booking, and Naomi faces off against Ms Money in the Bank ushering the return of Ellsworth from his “kayfacation.” Fashion Peaks was money, AJ/Owens/Shane continues to develop, and hopefully we’ve seen the last of Jinder vs Orton.
NXT saw the return of Eric Young, SaNiTy looks stronger every week, and Hideo Itami will face Aleister Black in a “Someone’s Going to Die” match at Takeover. Round 2 of Lorcan/Burch. William Regal invites Drew McIntyre and Bobby Roode to the ring, but they’re interrupted by Roderick Strong who is still throwing a temper tantrum. Cien Almas gets one on No Way Jose, and will face Johnny “Wrestling” Gargano at Takeover!
In the Wide World of Wrestling, lots of tournaments going on, and the G1 Climax in NJPW is coming down to the wire with Naito vs Tanahashi and Omega vs Okada.
This and much, much more! Enjoy!