WRESTLING RECAP: Playtime Williams breaks down WWE Raw from 08/10/15

( - Two weeks away and the WWE Universe needs the WWE to make the Summer Slam (SS) Pay Per View (PPV), something to talk about for a long time.  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 SS.  This show needs to get the Wold Heavyweight Title buzzing in the WWE Universe.  This particular episode of RAW started off really strong and could convert the on the fence wrestling watcher into a fan.

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, August 10, 2015
Location: Seattle, WA
Commentators:  JBL, Micheal Cole and Byron Saxton

World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins comes to the ring
  1. RAW recap of Rollins breaking John Cena's nose
  2. "You sold out" chants
  3. Says Cena hasn't replied to his title for title challenge for Summer Slam (SS)
  4. Says Cena is showing up via satellite
  5. Picture of Cena with a broken nose & moving mouth shows up on the Jumbotron
  6. Cena is clowning "himself" which leads Rollins to declare himself "the man"
  7. Cesaro comes out and says he wants a shot at the title tonight
  8. Kevin Owens comes out and says he deserves a title shot
  9. Randy Orton comes out and says he deserves a title shot
  10. Rollins calls them all idiots and says they should leave the ring
  11. HHH comes out and says the Heavyweight title bout for SS is up in the air because of Cena's injury
  12. HHH announces a triple threat match - winner gets a title shot tonight

  • Team BAD VS Team Bella with Submission Sorority on commentary
    1. Back and forth action
    2. Crowd really into action
    3. "We want Sasha" chants
    4. Crowd really got excited once Brie mirrored Daniel Bryant's moves
    5. Tamina comes in the ring and clears the rings
    6. Bella sneaks behind Tamina after a missed kick and gets a quick roll up pin on Tamina
    7. Team Bad beats up on everyone in site and Submission Sorority comes into the ring and fights
    8. "This is awesome" chants
    9. Team Bella recovers outside the ring while Team BAD and Submission Sorority stares each other down in the ring
    10. Team Bella win via pin fall
    11. 8 out of 10 for the match

    • Los Matadores VS The New Day
      1. "New Day sucks" chants loud from the beginning and continues through the match
      2. New Day dominates early
      3. Big E misses one move and Los Matadores take advantage
      4. Los Matadores loses focus by worrying about what Xavier Woods is doing on the outside of the ring and get a tag team finishing move placed on them
      5. The New Day gets a dominate win
      6. 8 out of 10 for the match
    The New Day celebrates their win and says their are the legitimate contenders for the #1 spot for the Tag Team championship.  Renee lets them know that they are put in the title match for SS.  The New Day celebrates, but then are told that the Tag Team Championship match will be a Fatal Four Way with Lucha Dragons and Los Matadores added to the mix.  The say sharing is caring, so they will smile and get their tag titles

    Seth Rollins says that HHH is making him defend his title again.  HHH says that Rollins opened up those can of worms with the Open Challenge from last week's RAW.  Rollins agrees and says that if Cena can do it, then he can do it better.

    SmackDown recap of Roman Reigns challenging Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper to a match at SS against him and Dean Ambrose.  Wyatt then accepts the challenge.

      • Cesaro VS Kevin Owens VS Randy Orton - #1 Contender match for Heavyweight Title
        1. Randy Orton tries to end the match early but misses the RKO
        2. Kevin Owens is an early target by the other 2 competitors 
        3. "Fight Owens fight" chants
        4. Owens mocks Orton's mid rope stance before attacking him
        5. That lack of focus causes Orton to take the advantage on Owens before Cesaro gets back in the flay
        6. All men inflict serious damage on each other all match
        7. No clear cut advantages to anyone during this match
        8. Kevin Owens really got the crowd on his feet with an over the top rope move on Cesaro and Orton
        9. Action was strong in ring and outside the ring all match 
        10. "This is awesome" chants
        11. Randy Orton pulls off back to back RKOs to win the match
        12. Orton wins via pinfall
        13. 9 out of 10 for the match


      Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns question the bond and brotherhood that Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper has.  They say they will test that bond at SS.

      Recap of the melee that brewed up between The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar and how they got to their match at SS.  Also showed what the WWE Superstars thought of the entire scenario and have them giving their match predictions.

      • Dean Ambrose with Roman Reigns VS Luke Harper with Bray Wyatt
        1.  Back and forth action
        2. Crowd really was not into this match early
        3. Crowd started to get into match once action spilled outside the ring and extra people got involved
        4. Harper lands a discuss clothesline to end a rather uneventful match
        5. Harper wins via pinfall
        6. 7 out of 10 for the match

      • Miz TV: The Miz with Daniel Bryan
        1. Miz introduces Stephen Amell (star of Arrow) to the audience and tells him that Starudust will destroy him
        2.  "Yes" chants and cheers are deafening for Daniel once he is introduced
        3. "Daniel Bryan" chants until Miz tell them to shut up
        4. Daniel speaks and "Yes" happens all again
        5. "No" chants when asked to be quiet
        6.  Daniel said he would never miss a RAW in his homeland the state of Washington
        7. Daniel leads a "Sea" "Hawks" chants with the crowd
        8. Daniel stops Miz from taking credit for his success and says hard work and the WWE Universe is why he is popular
        9. Miz ask Bryan if Ryback should vacate the Intercontinental Championship because of injury and give it to Miz. Miz says he is the #1 contender for the belt.
        10. The Big Show comes out and says his #1 contender claim is crap
        11. "Please retire" chants
        12. Big Show said find someone that can retire him and then Ryback's music hits
        13.  "Feed me more" chants
        14. Miz tries to sneak out the ring but Bryan throws him back in the ring
        15. Miz gets squished between Ryback and Show attacking each other
        16. Ryback spears Show out the ring and gives a meat hook clothesline that knocks the shoe off Miz
      Wrestlemania recap back in March when Randy Orton hit an RKO on Rollins from out of no where

      Charlotte montage shown 

      RAW recap of Divas Revolution match from earlier in the night. Then the SS announcement match of 3 team Diva Elimination match

      • Rusev with Summer Rae VS Mark Henry (Lana on commentary)
        1. Mark Henry beats up on Rusev until Summer interfers
        2. Lana attacks Summer but is thrown in the ring to fight Rusev
        3. Rusev stares at Lana and then Summer attacks her from behind
        4. Rusev throws Henry into the steel post and gets in the ring and tells Summer to crush Lana
        5. Lana gets put in Rusev's finishing move by Summer
        6. Mark Henry wins via DQ
        7. Too short of a match
        8. 6 out of 10 for the match

      RAW Recap of Neville VS Seth Rollins which Neville lost.  That lost causing Stardust to call out Stephen Amell (Arrow main star) to be his hero.
       SmackDown recap of Stardust beating Zach Ryder and calling out Arrow

        • King Barrett VS Neville 
          1. Barrett with early dominance on Neville until Barrett decided to show boat
          2. One kick to the head knocks down Barrett
          3. Red Arrow finisher lands on Barrett 
          4. Neville gets a pin victory on a short match
          5. Stardust goes to Stephen and mush faces him
          6. Stephen hopes over the barricade and attacks Stardust in the ring 
          7. 7 out of 10 for the match

        HHH tells Stephen Amell that he is lucky he got out of the wrestling ring in one piece. Stephen ask HHH to let him and Neville get payback on Stardust.  Neville ask HHH to let Stephen and Neville go against Wade Barrett and Stardust at SS. Stephen said he will sign whatever legal document needed to wrestle him.  HHH laughed at Green Arrow and Red Arrow teaming up, but allows the match to happen.

        Jojo interviews Sheamus about his thoughts on Randy Orton taking on Seth Rollins.  Sheamus said he couldn't decide on either to go for boring Orton or skunked haired Rollins.  Sheamus said it didn't matter because with his Money in the Bank briefcase, he will become the next heavyweight champion.

        • Randy Orton VS World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins - Title Match
          1. Recap of how Orton got the title match
          2. Started off slow
          3. Crowd got into the match the more it looked like Rollins would get an easy win
          4. Back and forth action picked up and got the crowd into the mix
          5. Many times each competitor looked as though they would win the match
          6. Rollins put Orton in his own move and got the crowd chanting "This is awesome!"
          7. Rollins went for an off the top rope move and gets caught in the air by Orton with an RKO
          8. Orton pins Rollins but Sheamus pulls him off of Rollins before the 3rd tap of the match by the referee on the mat could be made
          9. Sheamus knocks down Orton then goes in the ring and brogue kicks Rollins
          10. Sheamus grabs the Money in the Bank contract and tries to get the referee to ring the bell so he could cover Rollins
          11. Before the ref could ring the bell, Sheamus is hit with an RKO
          12. Orton wins via DQ
          13. 7.5 out of 10 for the match


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