WWE Raw Results From Lafayette, Louisiana - Lesnar & Joe Clash

Welcome to this week's WWE Raw "Open Thread" featuring streaming live results and your discussion from the Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana.

WWE Raw Results
Monday, June 12, 2017
From the Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana
Report by Kendra Bunyon

Raw starts with the opening video of Samoa Joe taking out Heyman last week. This leads into Heyman and Brock Lesnar to the ring, mic and Universal Championship in hand. Heyman verbally destroys Joe's Samoan heritage, because he doesn't belong to the same family as every other big named Samoan superstar. That brought Joe to the ring, and he quickly attacked Lesnar. They fought through security sent to break them up. Angle sends the locker room to break up the fight, and luckily they were all at gorilla and ready to run own and break up the fight. Angle on the ramp between the two groups of superstars holding Joe and Lesnar apart.

Elias Samson in the ring with his guitar gets serious heat for his words - spoken and sung.

Samson Def. Ambrose Solid back and forth work between the two until Miz and Maryse to the ring trying to distract Ambrose so he would lose the match. Ambrose gets his hands on Miz and is almost counted out of the match. Samson comes on hard for the three. During the match, some small dueling chants of, 'You can't wrestle!' and 'You can't sing!' but didn't really catch on.

A Shattered Dreams Production has Goldust quoting Godfather 2 and talking down R-Truth.

Angle screams at Miz backstage for his interference in Ambrose's match. Miz went off about Ambrose ruining his celebration last week, and Angle didn't do anything because of his personal problems. Angle tells Miz to take care of Ambrose himself.

Video for Cedric Alexander.

Alexander argues with Dar over Foxy. Foxy is on Dar's phone, she's at home recovering from injury. They will end this issue tonight.

Alexander Def. Dar Cedric comes out to NO reaction from the fans, at all. Dar comes out still talking to Foxy on his phone, she's refusing to hang up the phone, wanting to watch the entire match. Alexander defeats Dar in one move. Dar back to being yelled at by Foxy.

Bray Wyatt to the ring and on mic, Rollins cuts him off partway in. They go back and forth on mic, cutting each other down, threatening violence on each other.

Backstage the Hardy Boyz talk up Cesaro and Sheamus. Jeff mentions how hard hitting they are, knocking teeth out of your head.

Crews Def. Kalisto Much impressive work and acrobatics from Kalisto, but Crews' bomb ended the match.
Titus tries to convince Akira, who is in the front row, to join his Titus Brand. After the match Titus throws Akira into the ring and they force him to celebrate with them. Titus takes a selfie and Akira sells serious confusion.

Backstage Miz tries to get Slater to join his entourage. All Slater has to do is ask. Slater says he wants to be IC Champion. Miz says he will get the chance, someday. Rhyno doesn't like this and says Slater has a partner, unlike Miz. Much crackers and spray cheese through it all, ending with Rhyno's mouth overflowing.

Bliss on mic in the ring, stating she's not defending her Championship tonight but is cut off by Nia Jax. Then Mickie and Dana out, Mickie ripping Bliss down. Bliss talks down Dana and Mickie to Jax, trying to explain away their words with a bit of shoot mixed in. Emma out to cut them all off. Bliss continues to talk to Jax about how they all want Bliss and Jax's spotlight. Sasha Banks out to chanting fans. Banks says being a Champ is proving it day in and day out, and has a ring full of women lined up. Banks takes out Bliss and fighting erupts between them all.

Mickie & Sasha & Dana Def. Nia & Emma & Alexa Emma looks healthy back in the ring working with the faces. Bliss drops off the apron after Jax was knocked off and Emma reaching for a tag. Mickie flies out on Jax, then Emma taps to the Banks statement.

Finn Balor video.

Corey Graves interviews Bayley about her big PPV loss. Bayley said she's not there to bruise people or send them to the hospital, but put smiles on people's faces. She's going to be 100% Bayley, and won't change for anyone. She hugs Corey in the end, and he doesn't look thrilled, said he needed a cigarette.

Slater & Rhyno Def. Miz & Bear The bear rides a trike to the ring as Miz's partner. 'We want Bear!' chants as Miz tries to shake Slater's hand. Slater won't so Miz tries to attack, but Slater ducks. Miz works much of the match, glaring at Bear who then tags himself in. Bear all over Slater, even using the bear hug. Miz is tagged in and attacks Bear outside the ring. Bear hits dirty deeds on Slater behind Miz's back, Maryse gets it. Off comes the head and it's Ambrose. Miz tries to flee and knocks Maryse off the apron. Maryse limps up the ramp leaving Miz to dirty deeds. Ambrose puts Slater on Miz for three. After the match, Ambrose puts the bear head on Miz, then leaves the ring. (On announce Corey struggles to regain himself.)

Video recap of the WrestleMania Tag Team Championship Match with the return of the Hardy Boyz, then through their growing feud with Sheamus and Cesaro.

No Match Neville attacks Swann before his music even ends, while Swann is still dancing, jacket on. Neville grabs a mic and rips on A Double, TJP and Swann to get out of his ring. It's good to be King! He moves onto Akira and threatens him.

Backstage Cesaro and Sheamus talk down the Hardy Boyz and their book, Inspire.

Anderson & Gallows Def. Enzo & Cass Recap of the attack on Cass last week, and Enzo getting help from Big Show in his match. Anderson and Gallows in the ring, but Enzo and Cass don't come out. Backstage Cass is down again. Cass is up, says one shot to the back of his head, hardest he's ever been hit. (Revival can be seen in the background again.) Gallows and Anderson with mics laugh and talk smack. Finally out and Cass starts the match, selling issues with balance, but not with his moves. Enzo tags in works hard but quickly loses control. Cass cannot stand to tag back in. It's soon over. Big Show out to stand up to Anderson and Gallows who flee the ring. Show pulls up Enzo and holds his arm up. Cass, on the apron, looks quite unsure of all of this. Big Show leaves, Cass and Enzo 'discuss' what happened.

What's Up Studios - R-Truth goes off on Goldust for attacking him, stabbing him in the back. Goldust is gonna get got.

Backstage Big Show is stopped by Enzo thanking him for the help. One blow takes a big guy like Cass down, so he has to ask. Big Show doesn't like this, gets mad, then realizes it's all coming from Cass. Big Show says Cass is S-A-W-F-T!

Backstage interview with Joe, who says Brock is falling into his strategy.

Sheamus & Cesaro Tie Hardy Boyz Hard-hitting from the opening bell, the 2/3 Falls Tag Team Championship Match started as if they didn't have any time to lose. Quickly the Hardys lost the first fall when Sheamus pins Jeff. After commercial Matt comes back to pin Cesaro to tie up the match. Both teams are counted out, but they all continue to fight in and outside the ring. Hardys into the ring wanting more as Sheamus and Cesaro celebrate on the ramp.

  • First!

    • drew

      argh.

      • Hey, I posted it, I should be first here to make sure it looks right. It’s been a while since I did this.

        • drew

          trueeee.

  • Can you smell what KB is cooking?
    Finally, we’ve all come back…for another Open Thread Discussion! We are the most electrifying smarks and writers in all sports entertainment! Now, sit your roody poo candy ass down and read these rules!
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    • “BIG M” Adams.

      New rules?

      • Thought I’d try. Been watching a lot of AE recently.

        • “BIG M” Adams.

          Fair enough!

  • drew

    2nd!

  • drew

    hopefully raw isnt a crapfest.

    • Fingers crossed, but I’m not hoping for a lot.

      • drew

        agree.

  • CJ Blaze

    From the rumor mill:
    – Dash Wilder is cleared
    – Anderson & Gallows vs. Enzo & Cass, plus Rhyno & Slater vs. Miz & ??? are rumored for tonight.
    Lesnar confirmed to kick the show off. Tag Team Title match will be 2/3 falls.

    • drew

      could be good.

    • I love the looks of 2/3, but not BL starting the show, or being on the show, or being Champ, or being employed by the WWE at all.

      I also hope Slater and Rhyno get a better match than last week. They deserve more.

  • Good evening.

  • “BIG M” Adams.

    Hello WNW People!!!
    Before we get started…HOW EPIC WAS OKADA VS OMEGA PART TWO?

    • drew

      yoooo.

      • “BIG M” Adams.

        G’day!

        • drew

          hi. and didnt watch.

    • Simply not interested.

      • “BIG M” Adams.

        Your loss trust me!

    • drew

      when does new japan come on?

      • “BIG M” Adams.

        You can watch anytime on NJPW World.
        But I’m sure the match will be played on AXS TV at some point in the future!

        • drew

          ahh i mean reguarly i mean on axs tv.

          • “BIG M” Adams.

            Saturday’s in the US I believe.

          • drew

            cool.

  • drew

    Heeerrreeee Weeeeeee Gooooo!

  • it’s go time!

  • ldb

    i want joe to smash lesnar so bad

    • I want him to destroy BL, but I have a loathing that goes back many years.

      • ldb

        brock is a cancer to me

        • That’s putting it nicely. Much nicer than I am when I talk about him aloud, or personally to other writers here.

          • ldb

            everytime they strap him somone who deserved got screwed

          • Whenever he’s on TV, someone is losing time. Each time he cashes a check, someone deserving (many someones) are without their dream job.

          • ldb

            infinite up votes

          • Thanks. I have strong opinions on BL.

          • Stephen Cash

            Did you have a bad meet and greet or something?

          • No, I just saw very early that he was losing interest and didn’t care about the fans. He’s dangerous in the ring, doesn’t care about anything but the money, and I’m very against him hiding at home with the strap when he so obviously cares nothing about any of it. I love pro wrestling, and he has shown how little he cares.

  • New Suplex City T-shirt.

    • BlazeKing

      That design isn’t new, but it hasn’t been around long, either.

    • I don’t like it. I really liked the original. Wouldn’t buy one, but did like it.

  • drew

    omg the unversial title showed up! its a miracle!

  • Jinder Mahal Appearances as WWE Champion: 3
    Brock Lesnar Appearances as Universal Champion: 1

    • ldb

      jinder>brock

  • ldb

    dammit why did braun have to get hurt? the monster could destroy the beast

  • S.A.M.

    hey gang!!!

    • “BIG M” Adams.

      Sam, always a pleasure!

      • S.A.M.

        likewise

    • drew

      yoooo

      • S.A.M.

        sup drew!

        • drew

          nm you?

          • S.A.M.

            same

          • drew

            coool

    • ldb

      just in time for the fun

      • S.A.M.

        indeed

  • ldb

    yes

  • and that means it’s going to happen. Joe will choke out Brock before the PPV

  • drew

    Joes going to kill you.

  • drew

    this is sick.

  • “BIG M” Adams.

    My signal would cut out just when Joe and Brock would start brawling!

  • This reminds me of the Taker/Brock Brawl before The Summerslam Match

    • I was hoping this would last like that, not be quickly stopped.

  • “BIG M” Adams.

    Lesner ate that kick!!!

  • Legen Dary

    Woo all them appearance bonuses for the unknowns.

  • ldb

    that should ve been a peter griffin vs giant chicken level fight. all he way through lafayette

  • David F

    Joe v Lesnar really should be saved for SummerSlam or Wrestlemania. Not some low level ppv with terrible name

  • Legen Dary

    Wonder if we will see Lesnar in a match tonight where he destroys someone just to get jumped

  • S.A.M.

    oh look Bo Dallas

  • The build to Great Balls of Fire should be really interesting. they have a month.

  • Elias Sampson time.

  • Legen Dary

    Bo Dallas should be ready to join Bray by his looks

    • ldb

      the brothers bray

  • ldb

    i love samson

  • S.A.M.

    saw this pointed out last week on a podcast but i never notice Samson has a bit of a lisp

  • David F

    Rock needs sing Cleveland sucks again

    • S.A.M.

      could always do that later tonight if the cavs lose game 5 and the warriors win lol

      • David F

        he did predict that Lebron would leave Cleveland

        • S.A.M.

          will probably do it one more time before he retires

          • David F

            why leave the East though. all other teams in East are garbage. He needs stay in East

          • S.A.M.

            who knows where it could be when it comes towards the end of his career, i could see him join the spurs for his last few years. especially if Pop is still the coach

  • “BIG M” Adams.

    I want to walk with Samson…just so I can smash that guitar he butchers every week!

  • Samson vs Ambrose will be interesting.

    • drew

      it shall.

  • ldb

    miz and maryse needs raises they re killing it

  • Stephen Cash

    Samson wins with a Miz interference.

  • Scott

    Bobby Bouche? Come on!!!!!

  • “BIG M” Adams.

    Anyone else noticing the pop Ambrose gets keeps getting louder and louder each week?

    • Stephen Cash

      Seems the same to me to be honest.

    • I don’t notice it getting any different.

      • I have, but it’s what I do. I look for these things.

    • drew

      pretty good reaction but nothing changed.

    • David F

      Ambrose needs to be deleted!!! I cannot stand him

      • “BIG M” Adams.

        He’s one of my favourite workers honestly.

        • drew

          same.

      • Scott

        He just needs some good old fashioned character evolution

        • drew

          aka heel turn.

          • Scott

            That or be the “Austin” and get darker DTA type. More like Moxly

        • Exactly! As I’ve been saying for a very long time.

          • “BIG M” Adams.

            Reigns needs to turn first though.
            Lets be honest, that’s the turn that is most needed!

          • Truly! Big time! No question there. Not saying Ambrose has to turn, just evolve!

          • “BIG M” Adams.

            I’m not against Ambrose turning al all actually.
            But one turn at a time!

        • David F

          he is tamed G version of Pillman and is so boring. he does need character over haul, new ring gear, new theme music

    • ldb

      ambrose is good until you strap him then he s boring as heck

      • That’s booking, not him. He has it in him.

        • David F

          no Miz is right he is just lazy lol

          • Ambrose is one of the least lazy on the roster. Anyone who will stand outside in a blizzard for an hour so he looked cold for his segment is more than dedicated and hard working.

          • drew

            is that true?

          • Yes, when Raw was snowed out in Conn a few years ago. Not sure how long he was outside, but it was over a half hour. The story was that he had hitchhiked from NJ to get there. He spent some solid time outside to look cold for the segment to be believable. And let me tell you, it was bloody miserable out that day!

          • drew

            wow have to give him credit there @[email protected]_CMv5E52Nin:disqus

  • “BIG M” Adams.

    Ambrose and Samson are currently trending on Twitter just FYI!

  • Harshit Arora

    On my way home from an all night shoot, was really excited to be able to reach home in time for raw, but I just read brock opened the show 🙁
    Missed it.

  • Stephen Cash

    I like Ambrose, but he is one of the worst oversellers of all time.

    • Ziggy is so much worse.

      • S.A.M.

        was about to say this

      • ldb

        oh yeah your right

      • Stephen Cash

        Ambrose literally just somersaulted because he took a chest chop….

      • Ziggy has replaced Rock as the greatest overseller in WWE history IMO

        • Cannot forget HBK, who is possibly the best, other than the earlier greats.

          • I don’t count HBK solely because it wasn’t something he did every time he went out there. usually the overselling came when he was bugged by something like the deal with Hogan. with HBk it wasn’t obvious like it is with rock and Ziggy

          • But Rocky only over-sold with the biggies – specifically taking a stunner. I’m watching the AE right now, and actually noticed that this past weekend.

    • ldb

      he still cant touch hbk

      • David F

        hbk overselling Hogan was great though

  • ldb

    this is making a nice fued

  • Stephen Cash

    What are they chanting?

    • Legen Dary

      You can’t wrestle.. You can’t sing

      • Stephen Cash

        Ambrose can’t wrestle?

        • S.A.M.

          probably towards Samson

          • Stephen Cash

            Samson can’t wrestle?

          • S.A.M.

            crowds can be fickle

      • ldb

        he can wrestle they re half right

  • Stephen Cash

    If Samson watched any tape at all he’d know to duck when Ambrose comes of the ropes like that…

    • Harshit Arora

      Ambrose should stop doing that for some time.

      • Stephen Cash

        I hate it. It’s one of the dumbest looking and illogical moves today.

        • Harshit Arora

          Yep. I actually thought it was nice when i first saw it. but he has overdone it.

        • ldb

          man its close but i gotta go with natty us discus clothesline. it takes her forever to hit that.

          • Harshit Arora

            A couple of kingston’s moves too. It looks stupid when you can see the guy waiting for him to land on him.

      • David F

        ambrose needs get rid of that move.

        • Harshit Arora

          Pulling it out suddenly in an important match would be ok for me. But its a move he should rarely use and even then he needs to make it look more realistic.

  • Stephen Cash

    I feel like Rhodes is returning soon. I just have a feeling.

    • CJ Blaze

      I wish. Unfortunately, he’s contractually obligated elsewhere.

      • Stephen Cash

        For how long though. Kind of seems to come and go as he pleases.

        • “BIG M” Adams.

          He has another year minimum with ROH and NJPW!

    • S.A.M.

      well he did challenge the winner of Okada vs Omega so i dont think he will be back soon

      • “BIG M” Adams.

        That match is now official BTW!

        • S.A.M.

          schweeet

    • Don’t see it happening for a long time, even without all the other obligations he has.

      • Stephen Cash

        I think WWE regrets letting him go.

        • “BIG M” Adams.

          Which proves him leaving was the best thing for his career.
          All his success elsewhere made them realise they were silly for not pushing him as a main event talent!

          • Harshit Arora

            He should’ve been pushed right after that feud with booker t

          • “BIG M” Adams.

            100% agree!

  • drew

    what is tody? beat up ambrose day? jesus.

  • Goldust is just oozing the greatness we have missed for so long with him.

    • ldb

      this is goldust at his best

  • “BIG M” Adams.

    Closest thing to OG Goldust PG will allow is so exciting to see!

  • Harshit Arora

    Goldust is capable of being the top heel in the company.

    • He was capable, but not at his age. He just cannot go as hard as he used to. Not saying he’s not an amazing worker, but he couldn’t run with Joe, Balor, Rollins, etc.

  • Kurt is starting to lose his composure. it’s nice to see.

  • oh Cedric is making his Raw return. neat!

  • David F

    Can Steph and Triple H stay off WWE TV for a year

    • ldb

      i want forever

      • David F

        i would settle for a year and that would make me happy but man of three Hs needs be deleted forever!!

  • ldb

    im gonna miss aires

  • Stephen Cash

    Yikes… Absolutely silent for Cedric.

    • Not surprising when he hasn’t been on raw for months (due to injury) and they haven’t really done anything with him to this point.

    • David F

      shame WWE botched the whole cruiserweight division. Ibushi was smart for not signing with WWE

      • “BIG M” Adams.

        Vince has never seen the appeal of CW’s himself and as such as NO idea how to book them!

        • David F

          I just want Aries to leave cruiserweight division and be full on heel. He is too talented to be stuck with cruiserweights

      • ldb

        wwe are pros at wrecking see wcw,ecw, sandow, cody, and the cws

        • S.A.M.

          the list is too long to name all of the wrestlers and such

  • drew

    someone explain to me why hhh gets some much hate. seriously. he knows whatss best for business and for the roster not vince.

    • People are just sick of seeing him on TV.

      • drew

        im not as long as he puts over younger talent and does his great promos.

    • ldb

      somewhat better than vince. hhh stillr loves his cliqs too much. his way or no way. i trust jr, big johnny more. i think someone like stiing would be great keen eye tons of experience trustworthy.

  • David F

    how does Mr T feel about Father’s Day?

  • Harshit Arora

    What if the cruiserweight division is used on smackdown? Ditch the purple ropes, and treat them like a normal part of the roster. Just like old times.

    • Mandy

      I would rather they be used on NXT, I feel they would do better there.

      • Harshit Arora

        That’s true, but then neville and aries won’t be on raw or smackdown. That’s a loss for the viewers. Those two need to rise to the main event.

        • Stephen Cash

          Cedric too

  • S.A.M.

    the way alicia is acting reminds me of exes i have had… lol

    • ldb

      does S A M stand for Springer And Maury 🙂

      • S.A.M.

        lol

  • ldb

    well that happened

  • Stephen Cash

    Bray Wyatt, man….

  • “BIG M” Adams.

    Bloody hell, how many more things from developmental can the main shows ruin?
    CW’s, Bayley The Wyatt Family the list goes on!

    • Stephen Cash

      I’m not sure Bayley didn’t ruin Bayley. They can’t make her be better on the mic and in the ring…

    • Technically the CW’s didn’t come form Developmental.

      • “BIG M” Adams.

        90% off the planning and execution was done by the same people who run developmental so I count it!

        • But they didn’t have any training or anything in developmental which is why it doesn’t count.

          • “BIG M” Adams.

            70% of NXT’s roster were trained elsewhere.

          • but they still were trained in the WWE style. they Still had promo classes. etc. If the Cruiserweights had gone through the same process WWE would have figured out 90% of them have no personality and might have figured out a way to fix it or get people who could show personality.

    • Harshit Arora

      For men may come, and men may go, but THE LIST goes on forever!!!!

    • ldb

      bo dallas, the accension, vaudevillians, brodus clay,

  • S.A.M.

    Bray coming up. i wonder what is going on with his mind considering what has happened

  • sam

    Alicia Fox doesn’t have X-Pac heat… she has change the channel, I don’t ever wanna see you on my t.v. again, I’d rather listen to a “Bro” filled Vince Russo interview then to deal with her again heat.

    • BlazeKing

      I ain’t *that* fed up, now…

      • sam

        I was at that point

        • BlazeKing

          I was at that point and I felt like I needed to cleanse my soul in the pure river water. Never again!

  • ldb

    the man no one wants.

    • Harshit Arora

      That video package was really unnecessary

      • S.A.M.

        VKM needed his weekly dose of Roman

        • Harshit Arora

          Uplifting the already f’kin uplifted

  • S.A.M.

    Roman’s plans for Summerslam? but what about the highly anticipated Great Balls of Fire?!?!?

    • Joseph James

      I wish they’d get him vs lesnar done and out of the way. I really don’t want to see that get dragged out til mania.

  • sam

    Bray wyatt’s entrance live is simply amazing

  • sam

    Am I the only one who hears the great Jerry Lee Lewis in their heads when they hear “Great Balls of Fire”?

    • Joseph James

      Nope

    • No. Because WWE is using the song as the theme for the rights to use the name as a PPV since Jerry owns the trademark.

      • sam

        Damn.. because I just love hearing that piano riff in my head

  • “BIG M” Adams.

    Bray making reference to recent rumours of his personal life in the start of that promo?

  • ldb

    next for bray…losing to seth

  • Greetings, Uggos.

  • conan_kun

    Roman gonna sit out of GBOF?

    • If there is any justice…

    • CJ Blaze

      Doesn’t look there are plans for him right now

      • “BIG M” Adams.

        Keep him off TV and watch the ratings go up LOL.
        I joke I joke, I kid I kid!

  • Unfortunately, this approach by Bray doesn’t work. He’s been far too weakly booked.

    • Harshit Arora

      He leaves the ring to finish talking backstage. It makes him look like a coward.

  • Nicely done, WWE!

  • conan_kun

    Emma should return and jump Sasha during her entrance or backstage, beat her down then locks her into Emma Lock until Sasha passes out to get revenge for “injuring” her at Liverpool live event, later set up Sasha vs Emma at GBOF.

  • All the scripting. BAAH…

  • S.A.M.

    free agent john cena?

    • Harshit Arora

      wasn’t he on smackdown since the split?

      • S.A.M.

        yup

        • Harshit Arora

          Does this make any sense 😀

          • S.A.M.

            i dont know how it does lol

  • sam

    Soooo.. when did he become a free agent? The draft didn’t happen and it hasn’t been a year.. booking loop hole

  • conan_kun

    What if Bray beat Seth due to Braun interferes, then Braun reunites with Bray, then Summerslam with Roman & Seth vs Braun & Bray

    • Harshit Arora

      Braun is actually a big deal now. Bray, not so much.

    • CJ Blaze

      Sounds too much like 2015, and that match was kinda lost in the shuffle.

  • ldb

    john cena comes back hits an f5 on jinder and his tiny security and wins the title for America on its birthday.

  • conan_kun

    When does Cena become free agent, Shane and Bryan are so stupid to let Cena’s contract run out and not renew it on kayfabe term.

  • UGh. Can we please get a different match for The Titus Brand?

  • S.A.M.

    welcome to the SSDD portion of Raw

  • We’re getting a little edge from Apollo. I likes!

  • sam

    Damn times have changed for Kalisto..

  • sam

    Why does he look like a miniature Tatanka?

  • Tozawa…LOL!!!!

  • Crews appears to grown some there

  • CJ Blaze

    I’m in the same boat as Tozawa as far as this storyline goes.

    • It’s still being fleshed out. I’m gonna give it some time. It’s going somewhere.

      • CJ Blaze

        It is, I’m just confused haha.

    • ldb

      looks like Rush Hour 5

  • Tozawa is a riot!!!

  • I’d love a Slater/Miz feud. that would be fun.

    • Harshit Arora

      Make slater relevant again!

  • S.A.M.

    heath vs miz tease!!! do it wwe!!!

  • ldb

    thats what i want Slater IC CHAMP baby

  • conan_kun

    Jinder as WWE champ, Drew as NXT champ and Heath as IC champ, 3MB rises BAYBAY!!!

  • Stephen Cash

    Slater turning on Rhyno tonight?

  • Stephen Cash

    Sladow!!!!!

  • ldb

    all super stars take notes

  • Stephen Cash

    Watch WWE have Rhyno turn on Slater and push Rhyno….

  • conan_kun

    After Golden Truth splits, look like Slaterhyno gonna splits too, there’s also rumors state Hardys and Enzo & Cass split too, leave Raw without babyface teams

  • Miss Bliss You have a very angry Female Samoan Monster heading your way.

  • Dustyn

    Meeting them both, as well as Titus and Kalisto on Friday!

  • Alexa is prime slime.

  • conan_kun

    Nia’s tweet shooting Raw creative team leading her to get title shot, perhaps even wins the title from Alexa.

    • Stephen Cash

      doubtful. Banks vs Bliss.

    • Joseph James

      It seemed for a while like they were building her up as the Strowman of the women’s division. They’d better not let that go to waste.

  • “BIG M” Adams.

    A LOT of talking segments this week.
    Even for Raw!

    • I’ll have to figure out tomorrow if they top last week, which will be hard. To focused on posting results to think of the entire show. That and it’s bloody hot and humid here!

      • “BIG M” Adams.

        Wasn’t it snowing in your part of the world not too long ago?

  • ldb

    did micki raid tatanka or cheif jay stongbows wardrobe

    • She does have some native blood, and much of her ring gear through the years has shown it, but more lately. Of course they’re banking on it the way they did with the others mentioned.

  • CJ Blaze

    Yay!

  • Stephen Cash

    Why is Dana on TV…?

  • “BIG M” Adams.

    EMMA’S BACK!!!
    YES YES YES!!!

  • S.A.M.

    love me some Evil Emma

  • Oh Look Emma is back. for what 3 weeks and then another injury?

  • conan_kun

    Raw learning from SDL to throw every woman into one segment.

  • Alexa is just so far and away better than every other women here except for Sasha.

    • Harshit Arora

      AGREED!

    • Stephen Cash

      Agreed, but I like Emma too

  • I loved that Oh Here we go comment. Wonder if Bliss like orange soda.

  • S.A.M.

    six woman tag incoming

  • drew

    who is face and who is heel

    • CJ Blaze

      Sasha/Mickie/Dana vs Emma/Nia/Bliss

  • sam

    This is a BOSS I can get believe in. She has the NXT 2015 swagger.

  • conan_kun

    So 6-Pack challenge for Raw women title at GBOF?

  • “BIG M” Adams.

    Dana needs to go back to developmental!

    • S.A.M.

      seconded

  • sam

    If anyone cares.. Cavs are up 30-25 With a min to go in the 1st Q.

    • drew

      me watching

    • S.A.M.

      tied now

    • ldb

      come on gs kd needs that title

    • I will crack up laughing if they blow a 3-0 lead on top of the 3-1 lead they blew last year.

  • conan_kun

    So Alexa gonna pins Mickie or Dana to win for her team?

  • “BIG M” Adams.

    Magnus is a very lucky man.
    That’s all I will say!

  • Thank goodness Sasha wasn’t forgotten and shoved into “205 Live” purgatory.

  • CJ Blaze

    Bayley’s a little late to the party. I’m not exactly looking forward to it honestly.

    • Of course you aren’t. I’m not either. She’s gone from “must watch” to “must avoid”.

      • CJ Blaze

        I miss 2015-16 Bayley so much.

        • “BIG M” Adams.

          We all do!
          She’s been destroyed on the main roster with piss poor booking and horrible storylines.

  • “BIG M” Adams.

    I HATE Bring it to the Table.
    It’s just an excuse for WWE to attack and demean any and all criticism of the product!

  • CJ Blaze

    WWE: We don’t have plans for Roman and Finn so let’s hype how great they are.

    • “BIG M” Adams.

      Sigh!

  • conan_kun
  • CJ Blaze

    Alright, a sit down interview makes more sense.

  • I’m one of Bayley’s biggest fans but this is hard for even me to watch. 🙁

  • “I’m actually happy that you asked because…(flip to page 3)…”

  • Stephen Cash

    Honestly, this is the most believable Bayley has sounded. Probably her best mic work since the big league move.

  • That was truly awful. UGH!

  • conan_kun

    Even Carmella can use Kendo stick much better than Bayley.

  • Bayley needs to find some fire or an edge or something or she will fade away into oblivion.

    • Harshit Arora

      you read my mind

    • Mandy

      Sadly it has already happened. I was so happy when she finally joined the main roster but then I saw her in segments with Steph and that fire and edge was missing. Things are just not looking good for Bayley right now.

  • drew

    that wasnt horrible.

    • I’m glad you liked it but I thought it was scripted within an inch of it’s life. The awkward ending was unwatchable for me.

      • Stephen Cash

        The question is: was that the point?

  • ldb

    cheese and crackers

  • sam

    Jesus.. that was beyond painful.

  • S.A.M.

    too bad My Name is Earl isnt on anymore cause Heath would have made a great guest star

  • Mandy

    WWE has handled things with Bayley all wrong, what would have been so wrong to show her standing up for herself? You want her to be a role model for little girls yet have her just stand there defenseless? Bayley could easily have an edge without ruining her image. I really miss the Bayley from NXT, this version of Bayley is just so difficult to watch.

    • David F

      if WWE ever does the broken gimmick she should join Matt and Jeff and be Broken Bayley

      • Harshit Arora

        Can she pull it off?

        • Stephen Cash

          no

        • David F

          if anyone can help her pull it off it would be Matt

  • Stephen Cash

    The hug at the end made me suspicious of a heel turn in the near future.

    • drew

      why so

      • Stephen Cash

        Way too cheesy. Seems swervy. Maybe she comes out and turns in the near future.

    • Harshit Arora

      It made me lose any hope whatsoever of a heel turn.

      • Stephen Cash

        Heel turn would be a mistake. It requires great mic work…

        • Harshit Arora

          I was hoping for some kind of change in her character.

    • I don’t get that either. It just looked terrible, not heelish.

  • sam

    What if bayley and Cass are being turned heel by Corey Graves?

    • If he was their manager it will help especially with Bayley as he could be the mouthpiece to make Bayley more believable as a heel.

    • Stephen Cash

      Guess: Enzo has been faking and then attacked Cass (or had help).

  • drew

    huh.

  • “BIG M” Adams.

    Oh come on.
    “Rolls eyes!”

  • LOL!

  • sam

    Ok.. we have jumped the shark

  • Guessing the bear is Dean Ambrose?

  • Mandy

    Dean is playing mind games with Miz again

  • Can we just take a moment to give it to CFO$ for the bear theme?

  • sam

    When the bear is move over then you.. you need to re think your life.

  • “BIG M” Adams.

    And I thought the bunny was bad enough!

  • Corey….LOL!!!

  • CJ Blaze

    Viewership is going down again this week. Welp.

  • “Bearly Legal”…..Oh my….

  • “BIG M” Adams.

    Puns Cole…Really?

  • sam

    Vince HAS to be ribbing us

  • RUSSO!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!

  • The second bear is Dean

  • Cole is killing the bad puns. He’s like Becky Lynch without the red hair.

  • “BIG M” Adams.

    Is RUSSO back on WWE’s creative team?
    Bloody hell!

  • drew

    deans getting pretty good cheers there.

    • “BIG M” Adams.

      Told you he’s getting bigger reactions.
      Even if he’s given crap to work with!

      • Harshit Arora

        Dean deserves better

        • “BIG M” Adams.

          Everyone deserves better than what creative is giving them these days!

  • sam

    This is one giant middle finger

  • If Dean didn’t pull that off so well, it would have been awful.

  • Kendra is going to SAVAGE this!

  • sam

    The face Miz had was priceless

  • Stephen Cash

    SLater and Rhyno win via DQ because Ambrose (bear) didn’t start the match….

  • “BIG M” Adams.

    Maybe I’m still coming down from Okada vs Omega two…but that bear stuff was beyond awful in my eyes!

  • conan_kun

    Sasha gets the biggest reaction of all women combined, yet she may turn heel?

    • Harshit Arora

      The reaction will get better

    • Mandy

      I don’t think it will make a difference, when Sasha was brought up to the main roster the crowd still went crazy for her despite being a heel.

  • sam

    I might be in the minority. But that Okada vs Omega part 2 match wasn’t as good as the first

    • “BIG M” Adams.

      It wasn’t.
      But it was still a match for the ages.
      And I loved the finish!!!

  • Stephen Cash

    Why is Kenny Omega not in WWE yet?

    • sam

      Because wwe would screw that up

    • “BIG M” Adams.

      He keeps turning them down!
      He’ll probably make the jump sooner than later if NJPW doesn’t strap him!

      • Stephen Cash

        They’d have to pay a lot. Meltzer said he is making top ten WWE money.

        • “BIG M” Adams.

          Which is why Omega keeps turning down offers!

        • probably wouldn’t be a problem. They signed Shinsuke when he was making a ton of money from NJPW.

          • “BIG M” Adams.

            Because Nakamura wasn’t main eventing shows anymore and he wanted to try his luck internationally.
            He took a BIG payout to sign with NXT!
            Omega will probably do the same eventually unless NJPW strap him.

          • Maybe but I remember you said there was no way the rumors were true with what he was being paid in NJPW when they came out that he had signed.

          • “BIG M” Adams.

            I remember!
            In hindsight I understand why he signed.
            But at the time I thought it was pretty far fetched!
            Who can blame me, he went from earning six to seven figures a year in Japan to five figures in NXT!

    • S.A.M.

      surprise entrant in the 2018 Rumble

  • I_hate_this_episode

    I believe the underlying story is there is dissension between Maryse and Miz over Miz’s obsession with Deans revenge.. At least thats what i get with Marsye now leaving ringside twice

  • S.A.M.

    warriors up 15 on the cavs in the 2nd quarter

    • Joseph James

      I’m watching it myself. Turned the dirty 30 today. Trying to check in with the thread here but I’m totally lost… and drunk. Hope RAW is half decent tonight.

  • drew

    titer lol

  • I am going to have to see how my finances stand in a couple weeks to know if I can go to the WWE House Show in Lexington next month.

    • Stephen Cash

      How much to house show floor seats cost?

  • Swann is just so “meh” now.

    • S.A.M.

      like much of the CW

      • Stephen Cash

        Minus Cedric, Tozawa, Neville and Aries the CW is blah.

  • drew

    nevilles next challenger is….

    • Stephen Cash

      Cedric

    • CJ Blaze

      Should be Tozawa or Ali

      • Stephen Cash

        Cedric Alexander

        • CJ Blaze

          I’m for it but just doesn’t feel right with him returning. I really thought Tozawa going over Kendrick would get him towards the title picture.

  • That ridiculous story about TJP’s name was too funny…LOL! Love how TJP quickly debunked that unbelievable nonsense.

    • CJ Blaze

      It’s actually true.

      • TJP said it wasn’t. It sounds totally implausible.

        • CJ Blaze

          TJ was instructed to debunk it because Vince really is a loon.

          • No shade to anyone here, of course, but I just can’t buy that one. I’m much more amiable to the idea that Perkins just wanted to be called TJP for ease of use. Vince may be “out there” but even he has limits.

    • Joseph James

      I thought the change to drop the ‘perkins’ was totally unnecessary.

  • conan_kun

    Rich Swann just team with Sasha 2 weeks ago…

  • conan_kun

    They gonna put Alistair Black in CW division in future, don’t they.

  • S.A.M.

    kinda want Neville to hold the title for as long as he can and say he has nobody left in the division for Johnny Gargano to come in and challenge him and beat him.

  • S.A.M.

    Warriors 71 Cavs 60 at the half.

  • Oh look! It’s Zzzzzzzzzz

  • drew

    hmmmmmm

  • I think it really is Enzo attacking Big Cass.

    • drew

      maybe.

    • BlazeKing

      Revival was literally in the background, again.

      • drew

        not them,

  • sam

    F*ck the Revival.. I see you guys back there

    • “BIG M” Adams.

      Love the Elite reference LOL!

  • “BIG M” Adams.

    Revival in the background again!

  • S.A.M.

    its not the revival but they have seen who has been the attacker.

  • “BIG M” Adams.

    Is Cass going to do an HBK and collapse in the ring?

  • Love the Karl Anderson over-selling.

  • sam

    This big Cass turn would be so much better if they took a page from how wcw broke up the Stiener Brothers

    • Joseph James

      That was the first PPV I ever saw.

    • “BIG M” Adams.

      SuperBrawl 98!

  • drew

    enzo letting cass start the match out as booker said hmm josh might be right.

  • Cass looked like a child who’s favorite toy just got stolen from him

  • conan_kun

    Big Show vs Big Cass in an Enzo Amore on a pole match

    • sam

      Russo booking.. why not?

  • sam

    Ok question everyone… who was the worst money in the bank winner?

    • Stephen Cash

      Mr. Kennedy

    • drew

      del rio.

    • Harshit Arora

      Kennedy

    • Cena. Too obvious and should have gone to someone who really could use it and the storyline.

    • Stephen Cash

      Like talent wise or execution wise?

      • sam

        Taken as an overall

    • Stephen Cash

      In terms of didn’t need it: Cena, Kane
      In terms of execution: Ziggler, Kennedy, Sandow
      In terms of talent: Swagger, Del Rio

  • I_hate_this_episode

    Is Big Show one attacking Cass for him attacking Enzo?

  • Truth and Goldust are killing these bits!

    • “BIG M” Adams.

      Absolutely!

    • how sad is it 2 guys in their mid 40’s are more engaging and entertaining the 90% of the roster.

    • David Carey

      Two guys who both were around in less scripted times. Knowing how to deliver is absolutely no surprise to me.

  • sam

    Ok so the tag titles are gonna get about 25 mins of ring time and about 18 mins of actual t.v. time? Good call WWE.. good call

  • BRILLIANT interaction!!!

  • I_hate_this_episode

    So that litle brawl to start the show…. Was that the hyped up Lesnar appearance… Really.. I mean really

  • If Cass is faking these attacks. He is really good at acting loopy afterwards.

  • Samoa Joe is absolute and complete PLATINUM!

  • sam

    Ok this is even worse. The tag titles.. your main event.. 2 out of 3 falls.. in gonna get under 20 mins of t.v. time? I swear Russo has got to be booking this

  • “BIG M” Adams.

    Joe’s promo game is on point lately!

  • S.A.M.

    no pyro tonight? guess they dont wanna kill Booker lol

  • Harshit Arora

    I wanna see jeff holding that wwe Championship again!!

    • Stephen Cash

      I wanna see Matt hold it for the first time!!

      • I want to see neither happen ever again.

        • Moe Rabaa

          They should be “deleted”.

          • Harshit Arora

            I still remember jeff standing on top of the titantron holding the wwe championship. I just want him to have a meaningful title reign

      • Harshit Arora

        How about the universal championship for broken matt hardy?

  • “BIG M” Adams.

    Unrelated, but who is pumped for Game of Thrones returning to TV next month?

    • Harshit Arora

      Me

    • S.A.M.

      not me

  • sam

    So now the first 2 falls are gonna happen in the first 6 mins of the match

  • CryoKnight

    was that video package an attempt to make reigns look “good”?

  • Stephen Cash

    Pathetic…

  • I_hate_this_episode

    Does a dq count as a win?

    • Yes. any fall counts.

      • I_hate_this_episode

        But title cant change in a Dq..or is that not a factor in this type of match

        • it’s not in this style or match. just like in an iron match match. HHH won the WWE championship form the Rock in 2000 6 to 5 with the 6th and final fall in his favor as a DQ.

          • I_hate_this_episode

            Got it

  • Okay. The Club made me laugh again.

  • Noam is truly a horrible actor. That was just BAD.

  • Time for work.

  • “BIG M” Adams.

    WWE must be desperate for revenue if they are running ads not just during the show between ad breaks but during matches too!

  • CJ Blaze

    It’s great that the crowd is into this.

    • Harshit Arora

      So far better than i expected

  • “BIG M” Adams.

    The opening segment, the Women’s six-person Tag and the two out of three falls match were the ONLY highlights of this Raw!

    • drew

      the continued mysterious attack of cass.

    • S.A.M.

      the r-truth and goldust segments were good too.

  • “BIG M” Adams.

    See you WNW people!

    • Harshit Arora

      see ya tomorrow

  • Cheap ending will be trashed in the RIB tomorrow, stay tuned!

  • S.A.M.

    see y’all tomorrow for SD
    goodnight everybody!!!