Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Wrestling Lockup With Brandon: RAW Washington DC Recap

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

Another week in wrestling begins with Monday Night RAW live from our nation's capital of Washington D.C. Last week, Kurt Angle's secret was finally revealed as he announced that Jason Jordan was really his son. We still have yet to find a new #1 Contender to the WWE Universal Championship, due to Braun Strowman disrupting the #1 Contender Match between Roman Reigns and Samoa Joe. Also best friends Bayley and Sasha Banks go one on one tonight to determine a new #1 Contender to the WWE RAW Women's Championship. What other surprises were ahead on this week's show??

** This Weeks Card **

- Finn Balor battled Elias Samson in a No DQ Match.
- Enzo battled Big Cass.
- Nia Jax battled Emma.
- Sasha Banks battled Bayley in a #1 Contenders Match. 
- Jason Jordan battled Curt Hawkins. 
- The Revival battled Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson.
- The Miztourage battled Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose in a 3 on 2 Handicap Match.

- Kurt Angle makes a big announcement involving the WWE Universal Championship Match at WWE SummerSlam.

- Issues between Akira Tozawa and Titus O'Neil continued.

** RAW **

- Kurt Angle Promo: Angle announces that his son Jason Jordan will be in a match tonight to prove himself on RAW. Angle mentions last week's #1 Contender match being disrupted by Braun Strowman, but has a plan lined up for the WWE Universal Championship Match at WWE SummerSlam. Braun Strowman interrupts and demands that it better be Strowman facing Brock Lesnar, because he doesn't fear Lesnar. Samoa Joe interrupts next and demands that it better be him facing Lesnar, because he almost beat Lesnar and he doesn't fear Lesnar or Strowman. Roman Reigns interrupts next and asks Joe and Strowman exactly what they've done to earn a title shot and then Reigns runs down the list of things he's done the past 5 years that should automatically grant him a title shot. Angle interrupts the bickering and says he's decided that it'll be Lesnar defending against Joe, Reigns and Strowman in a Fatal Four Way Match at WWE SummerSlam.
A brawl suddenly breaks out as Reigns sucker punches Strowman. Reigns and Joe double team Strowman and toss him over the barricade. Joe cheap shots Reigns and they brawl in the ring where Strowman comes back and runs over Reigns. Angle yells for WWE Security to help, but they all get destroyed by Strowman. Joe tries to trap Strowman in the Coquina Clutch submission as Angle yells for the RAW locker room to help. The locker room tries to separate everyone as Reigns hits a spear on Strowman and Joe, breaking the submission. Strowman clears everyone out of the ring again and then hits a running powerslam on Reigns to end the segment.

- "No DQ Match": Finn Balor vs. Elias Samson: The match closes out with Balor unloading steel chair shots on Samson, drop kicks him into the corner and then hits Coup de Grace. The Wyatt Family graphic suddenly flashes and the lights go out. The lights pop back on and Bray Wyatt is in the ring laying out Balor with Sister Abigail. Samson crawls over, covers and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Elias Samson, by pinfall.

- After the match, Bray Wyatt spider walks over to an unconscious Balor, spins around, whispers in Balor's ear and then poses over his body.

- Backstage, Kurt Angle believes that Jason Jordan will be a successful singles wrestler and how he has butterflies for his son right now. Emma interrupts and asks Angle if she has to start dating Angle's son in order for her to get noticed. Angle announces Emma vs. Nia Jax for tonight.

- Backstage, Big Show asks Enzo if he's sure he wants to do what he's about to do. Enzo says yes he wants to show Big Cass what a big mistake he made by turning on Enzo. 

- Enzo vs. Big Cass: The match closes out with Cass totally dominating Enzo throughout the match. Enzo tries to fight back, but gets hit with the Big Boot, leading to Cass scoring the pinfall.
Winner: Big Cass, by pinfall.

- After the match, Cass talks trash to Enzo and throws him on the mat. Big Show hits the ring, forcing Cass to grab Enzo and threaten to break his neck if Show gets any closer. Cass shoves Enzo into Show and then hits a Big Boot on Show. Cass trash talks Show and hits three straight Empire Elbows. Show tries to fight back, but Cass hits two more Empire Elbows. Cass stomps on Show, lands some kicks, talks more trash and beats down Show to end the segment.

- Backstage, Alexa Bliss says she's not worried who wins the #1 Contenders Match tonight. Alexa thinks it's funny that a friendship will end tonight only for the winner to go on to lose to Alexa at WWE SummerSlam.

- Nia Jax vs. Emma: The match closes out with Nia dominating Emma as Emma tries to get in some offense. Nia hits a corner splash and then a somersault senton to score the pinfall. 
Winner: Nia Jax, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Akira Tozawa wants a rematch with Ariya Daivari. Titus O'Neil interrupts, says he knows Tozawa's shoulder isn't 100% and got Kurt Angle to cancel his match. Tozawa flips out, tells Titus to stay backstage and storms off.

- Akira Tozawa shoves Titus O'Neil aside and heads to the ring. Neville interrupts Tozawa and takes credit for all of Tozawa's misfortunes, stating that he warned Tozawa not to side with Titus. Neville insults Tozawa, forcing Tozawa to attack Neville. Tozawa hits the diving senton off the top rope, but injures his shoulder. Ariya Daivari hits the ring and attacks Tozawa. Daivari then attacks Neville and leaves him laid out as well. Daivari motions for a title shot to end the segment.

- Backstage, Bayley and Sasha Banks promise not to let their #1 Contender match tonight ruin their friendship. Both ladies tease tension between each other as Sasha says the best lady will win tonight.

- Backstage, Jason Jordan is grateful to be here and knows all eyes will be on him. Jordan is excited that the man he grew up idolizing turned out to be his dad.

- Backstage, Seth Rollins meets up with Dean Ambrose and wants to have a game plan. Ambrose says he's going out and fighting. Rollins reminds Ambrose there is three guys to worry about. Ambrose tells Rollins that there's four guys Rollins needs to worry about and walks off.

- "#1 Contenders Match": Sasha Banks vs. Bayley: The match closes out with both ladies trading shots. Bayley and Sasha brawl out to the apron. Sasha lands a kick on Bayley sending her to the floor. Bayley goes for a superplex, but Sasha blocks it and sends Bayley to the mat. Sasha hits a frog splash on Bayley and gets a near fall. Bayley then reverses the pin into her own and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Bayley, by pinfall.

- After the match, Alexa Bliss arrives, raises her WWE RAW Women's Championship in the air and talks trash back and forth with Bayley.

- Backstage, Curt Hawkins says he's sick of hearing about Jason Jordan and will give us all something to talk about when he beats Kurt Angle's kid.

- Jason Jordan vs. Curt Hawkins: The match closes out with Jordan hitting a belly to belly suplex on Hawkins. Jordan tosses Hawkins and then spears him in the corner. Jordan hits a belly to back suplex and then a neck breaker to score the pinfall.
Winner: Jason Jordan, by pinfall.

- The Revival state that their here to run the tag team division. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson interrupt, call The Revival nerds and head to the ring for their match.

- The Revival vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson: The match closes out with Gallows tagging in and unloading on The Revival. Gallows goes for the Big Boot, but gets distracted. The Hardy Boys' music suddenly hit and out comes The Hardy's. The Revival take advantage of the distraction, hit Shatter Machine on Anderson and scores the pinfall.
Winners: The Revival, by pinfall.

- After the match, The Hardy Boys hit the ring and attack The Revival. Matt and Jeff hit a Twist of Fate and a Swanton Bomb on Dash Wilder before chasing off The Revival.

- Backstage, The Miz says that he and The Miztourage will prove that Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose are box office bombs tonight.

- "Handicap Match": The Miz, Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel vs. Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose: The match closes out with Ambrose tossing Miz outside. Ambrose and Rollins hit double suicide dives and take out the Miztourage, but miss Miz. Miz hits a DDT for a near fall on Ambrose. Rollins leaps off the top rope and hits Miz with a flying knee. Ambrose hits Dirty Deeds on Miz and scores the pinfall.
Winners: Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose, by pinfall.

- After the match, Seth Rollins offers the old school Shield fist bump to Ambrose, but Ambrose ignores it and leaves the ring to end the show.

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