WRESTLING RECAP: Playtime Williams breaks down WWE Raw from 07/27/15

( - There is still a buzz in the WWE Universe about Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker eventually bumping heads.  Everyone already knows that this will be the main event at the Pay Per View (PPV) Summer Slam (SS).  This show truly needs to cultivate the potential of SS to get people crazy with anticipation of the upcoming PPV.  This particular episode of RAW was memorable because of a cool injury.

Some things I still need to happen in the WWE Universe:

  1. Bring back the Cruiser Weight Division
  2. Make all the matches mean something to some sort of belt or rivalry.  
  3. Show more of the roster.  You guys recycle the same talent too much.
  4. You may wish to consider bringing the Diva's division full circle and have them with Tag Title belts, lightweight belts, etc. 
  5. The Tag Team Division is starting to look better than the singles division.  Get more people graduated from NXT and get that division showcased more. 

Here are the highlights of the show:

AirDate: Monday, July 27, 2015
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Commentators:  JBL, Micheal Cole and Byron Saxton

RAW recap of melee between Brock Lesnar and the Undertaker

Stephanie McMahon, HHH and Seth Rollins comes to the ring
  1. HHH announces Summer Slam (SS) Pay Per View (PPV) will be 4 hours long
  2. HHH and Steph takes turns announces matches that will be first time ever matches (The Big Show VS Dean Ambrose; Paige VS Sasha Banks; Kevin Owens VS Randy Orton; Alicia Fox & Nikki Bella VS Becky Lynch & Charlotte) for tonight
  3. Rollins says that everyone should admit that he is the best Heavyweight champion of all time
  4. John Cena comes to the ring and calls Rollins a joke
  5. Cena ask HHH & Steph for a title match tonight 
  6. Even with the crowd in full support of the match, HHH and Steph denies the request but tells Cena that his U.S. Title will be on the line instead
SmackDown recap of Big Show and Dean Ambrose taking each other out of the match by driving each other through the announcer's table

  • Dean Ambrose VS Big Show with The Miz on commentary
    1. Back and forth action
    2. Show concentrates on the still injured leg of Ambrose 
    3. Ambrose using whatever he could to get an advantage on Show (unties his boot)
    4. Show keeps doing things to keep Ambrose hurt and outside of the ring for a countout
    5. Ambrose, despite being really hurt, keeps getting back in the ring before the count out
    6. Ambrose goes for a high risk maneuver and gets KO punched in mid air by Show
    7. Big Show wins via count out 
    8. After the match, Show tries to spear Ambrose through a barricade but misses and knocks himself out
    9. 8 out of 10 for the match

    • Fandango VS Neville
      1. Too short of a match
      2. Skillful display for both competitors
      3. Neville wins a quick match
      4. Stardust appears on the Jumbotron and says he will save the WWE Universe from Do-Gooders
      5. 7 out of 10 for the match

    Paige, Charlotte and Becky talk about the Diva Revolution being a success.  Team B.A.D. says they are the best in the Revolution and will prove it.
      • Paige with Becky and Charlotte VS Sasha Banks (NXT Women's Champion) with Naomi and Tamina
        1. Sasha Banks feature shown  
        2. Decent pace initially
        3. Back and forth domination of each competitor
        4. Outside emotions caused all non participants in the match to be sent to the back
        5. After trading submission moves, Sasha Banks gets Paige to tap out
        6. Sasha Banks wins via submission
        7. 7 out of 10 for the match


      Seth Rollins is interviewed about the possibility to have 2 championship belts at the end of the night.  Seth says he will show Cena that the future passed him up.

      • Rusev and Summer Rae comes to the ring
        1. Rusev says that Summer Rae healed his soul
        2. Says that it is a women's job to obey and a man's job to buy gifts
        3. Rusev gives her a dog named Dog Ziggler
        4. Rusev then gives her a cold fish named Lana
        5. Lana comes out and says Rusev is pathetic for his attempts to belittle her
        6. Lana attacks Summer and rubs her face on the fish and then smacks Rusev

      RAW recap of the Lesnar - Undertaker melee

      • Lucha Dragons VS Los Matadores with Prime Time Players (PTP) on commentary
        1. Good routines to start off the match
        2. Great display of styles
        3. After many in ring aerial assaults, The New Day comes out and distracts all
        4. The New Day taunts PTP
        5. Lucha Dragons regroups and gets an entertaining win
        6. 8 out of 10 for the match

      RAW recap of Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns run in with Bray Wyatt and Roman Harper

      Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper comes to the ring
      1. Wyatt tells the children that their mommies and daddies feed them lies and because they feed them lies, they don't love them
      2. Says he set Harper free so he could find his own truth
      3. Harper says everyone is at fault for what he has become and that Wyatt saved his life
      4. Wyatt says Reigns doesn't love Ambrose because he is setting him up to be hurt

        • Becky Lynch and Charlotte with Paige VS Nikkie Bella and Alicia Fox with Brie Bella
          1. Slow paced match initially
          2. Charlotte showcased the most skills and had the crowd the most engaged
          3. After a few power moves, Alicia tries to get a roll pin victory
          4. Becky counters the roll pin and rolls Alicia into a submission hold
          5. Charlotte and Becky gets a win via submission
          6. 7 out of 10 for the match
        Tough Enough elimination recap

        • Randy Orton VS Kevin Owens - Sheamus on commentary 
          1. "RKO" chants
          2. Orton dominates early
          3. Good pace
          4. Crowd really cheered the action
          5. From out of no where, Sheamus kicks Orton in the face while Orton is outside the ring
          6. Randy Orton wins via DQ
          7. Cesaro runs out of the back but the number's game is too much and he gets a popup power bomb from Owens for his efforts
          8. 7 out of 10 for the match
        Cena is interviewed about the possibility of losing his title tonight.  Cena says he has to prove his assessment was correct about Ambrose.

        • John Cena (U.S. Champion) VS Seth Rollins (World Heavyweight Champion)
          1. "Let's go Cena! Cena sucks!" chanted often throughout the match
          2. Decent pace
          3. Back and forth action
          4. Cena bloodied with a knee to the nose 
          5. Cena nose is broken
          6. Cena continues the match and bleeds all over the ring
          7. Rollins goes to the high risk, high impact moves too many times and Cena takes advantage of a hurt Rollins that just missed a top rope maneuver 
          8. Cena applies a submission move in the middle of the ring and Rollins taps quickly
          9. Cena wins via tap out despite the broken nose
          10. 7 out of 10 for the match

        The aftermath of an inadvertent knee to the nose of John Cena


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