Last night’s number one contender’s match for the Raw Women’s Championship saw some negative chants from the fans and Alexa Bliss has responded.
During the match some fans lost interest and were vocal about it, chanting “this is awful” and “boring,” and Alexa Bliss took to Twitter to express her feelings, simply stating that it was “just disrespectful.”
The good news, at least, is that Kofi Kingston is safe. The bad news, however, is that Brock Lesnar came calling and obliterated Seth Rollins in Extreme Rules’ closing moments, devouring The Architect and reclaiming the Universal Championship by way of a Money in the Bank cash-in.
Now, Rollins, who fought his way to Brock for the better part of a year, is facing the Sisyphean task of once again working his way back up to The Beast. There’s little doubt he’ll be game for the attempt, but after weeks of in-ring competition and mental stress brought on by Paul Heyman’s mind games, the question is whether his heart, his mind and his body are all up to the task.
Tune in to Raw tonight, live at 8/7 C on USA Network.
According to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, WWE’s recently announce RAW Reunion is a way to boost ratings. WWE has not been happy with the RAW and SmackDown ratings, leading to numerous pitches like the RAW Reunion.
It is reported that a show revolving around the WWE 24/7 title was also pitched. There’s rumored to be more than 35 stars booked for the July 22nd special, some of which were suggested by USA Network, but that could not be confirmed.
There’s going to be a “Raw Reunion” show when WWE’s flagship show Monday Night Raw heads to Tampa next Monday, July 22. It was announced during last night’s Extreme Rules broadcast during a commercial that promoted the event as the “biggest Raw reunion” in history.
Why are they doing it? According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio, USA Network is disappointed about Raw’s ratings being down. They made several suggestions and one of them was the Raw Reunion show, so WWE is going with that.
There’s no particular reason why WWE is choosing that night and that city other than simply wanting to bring back some of the biggest stars in WWE history to have a big Raw reunion party. Plus, it is on the road to SummerSlam, so they can probably do some big angle on the show.
You can watch the video here:
Here are a list of names that were shown in the video: “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels, Razor Ramon (Scott Hall), Kevin Nash, Kurt Angle, Christian, Eric Bischoff, The Boogeyman, Shane Helms, Ted DiBiase Sr., Jimmy Hart, D-Von Dudley, Jerry Lawler, Sgt. Slaughter and Santino Marella.
There are several big names that aren’t listed on there that could be like why is Christian there, but not Edge? I’m not sure unless Edge has other commitments. They might add more people to it over the next week.
That means they are going to have a lot of the biggest names in WWE history…plus The Boogeyman! I’m sorry to the three Boogeyman fans out there, but he seems so out of place.
Steve Austin commented about it on Twitter:
AUSTIN 3:16 SAYS I WILL BE IN TAMPA, FL NEXT MONDAY FOR @WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW. I HAVE MADE SURE THIS IS NOT A DRY COUNTY. AND THAT’S THE BOTTOM LINE CAUSE I SAID SO..#BYOBpic.twitter.com/zUhuJBJXYY
Jim Ross, who now works as an announcer for All Elite Wrestling, was invited to be at the Raw Reunion show, but he turned it down according to some comments that Ross made at a “Grilling with JR” Q&A event yesterday. Thanks to Dominic DeAngelo of Wrestlezone for that news. It was noted that AEW President Tony Khan said that Ross would be able to do the show if he wants, but Ross declined the invitation.
There will probably be more news about Raw Reunion during Raw tonight and over the next week with more names announced for the show.