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Monday Night Raw July 11th 2016

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  • 11-07-2016 11:06am
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    Registered Users Posts: 48,990 ✭✭✭✭


    One week away from the WWE Draft, and 2 away from Battleground.

    After weeks of a huge power struggle for control of SmackDown, Vince returns to RAW, so you know something's gonna happen with Vince back on television..

    What to expect, follow this thread to find out...

    He's back ...
    Mr. McMahon gave his children, Shane and Stephanie, shared custody over Monday Night Raw, but ironically, it’s SmackDown Live that has caused friction between the two siblings. With both McMahons declaring their intentions to run SmackDown come Tuesday, July 19 (and fending off would-be usurpers ranging from Corporate Kane to John Laurinaitis) and the Brand Extension fast approaching, The Chairman is slated to return to Raw in the very same building where Shane himself made his comeback earlier this year. Could Mr. McMahon be on the verge of an executive decision? Or does he have a different COO in mind for SmackDown Live?

    They're here
    The Wyatt Family laid down an unorthodox challenge to The New Day last week, inviting the WWE Tag Team Champions to visit their compound and test the true Power of Positivity. Big E and Kofi Kingston were all for it, but Xavier Woods was notably subdued and wary of the consequences. Woods has confirmed that he’ll accompany his boys to the creepy clan’s home turf, but whether The New Day will withstand encounter with the First Family of Fear remains to be seen.

    Woo-S-A! Woo-S-A!
    Zack Ryder’s year hit its biggest peak since WrestleMania when he scored the victory for Team U.S.A. on the Independence Day Raw by pinning Sheamus in a 16-Man Elimination Tag Team Match. He then toppled the Irishman a second time on SmackDown, leaving the former WWE Champion in a simmering rage. The Ultimate Broski then challenged Rusev for the U.S. Championship; The Bulgarian Brute dared Ryder in response to say it to his face on Raw. Can Long Island Iced-Z reverse Rusev’s freight-train momentum?

    You can’t “G” me
    Well, whadya know? After weeks of being brutalized by those “cuppa’ haters” in The Club, John Cena got himself some help in the form of Enzo Amore & Big Cass, who threw in with the Cenation leader not out of some sense of loyalty, but more out of the general principle of refusing to bow down to the locker room bullies. That’s admirable, but the bond among The Club is made of much stronger stuff, and they were quick to make an example of Enzo on SmackDown. The mission statement between Cena and his crew is going to have to be ironclad if they’re going to send the good brothers packing at WWE Battleground. Look for this new partnership to either hit its stride or go off the rails this Monday night.

    Intercontinental incident
    The Miz narrowly managed to save his Intercontinental Championship a couple of weeks ago on Raw, but The A-Lister will have to return to set very soon: A Battle Royal to determine his No. 1 contender will unfold this on Raw in Detroit, and it’s anyone’s guess as to who will step up to challenge the reigning titleholder. What plot twist awaits the most accomplished thespian in the WWE locker room this Monday night?

    Rollins’ last stand?
    With Roman Reigns on the shelf, Seth Rollins has spent his days racking up wins and besmirching the reputation of the former WWE Champion. What he hasn’t been doing, at least not that much, is concentrating on Dean Ambrose. The current WWE Champion has mostly gotten the better of Rollins in their recent tussles, and The Architect’s insistence on focusing on the one Shield veteran in the WWE Battleground Triple Threat who isn’t there has been putting him at a notable disadvantage against the one who actually beat him for the title. He’ll need to change his strategy a little if he really wants to “reclaim” at WWE Battleground. To see how, or if, Rollins adjusts his game plan, tune into Raw this Monday on Sky Sports 5 at 1 AM.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,611 ✭✭✭✭ERG89


    Lithium93_ wrote: »

    He's back ...
    Mr. McMahon gave his children, Shane and Stephanie, shared custody over Monday Night Raw, but ironically, it’s SmackDown Live that has caused friction between the two siblings. With both McMahons declaring their intentions to run SmackDown

    I watch it infrequently but am I right in thinking neither have appeared on Smackdown?


  • Registered Users Posts: 48,990 ✭✭✭✭Lithium93_


    ERG89 wrote: »
    I watch it infrequently but am I right in thinking neither have appeared on Smackdown?

    I honestly couldn't tell ya, then again it's been ages since I watched Smackdown.

    Hopefully the Draft changes that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 39,650 ✭✭✭✭Itssoeasy


    ERG89 wrote: »
    Lithium93_ wrote: »

    He's back ...
    Mr. McMahon gave his children, Shane and Stephanie, shared custody over Monday Night Raw, but ironically, it s SmackDown Live that has caused friction between the two siblings. With both McMahons declaring their intentions to run SmackDown

    I watch it infrequently but am I right in thinking neither have appeared on Smackdown?
    I've no idea as I can't remember the last time I watched smackdown intentionally.


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,552 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    I wonder if HHH will be made Smackdown GM as a way to reintroduce him. He hasn't been around has he?


  • Registered Users Posts: 486 ✭✭Pinkman


    I can't believe they won't be capitalizing on Brock's UFC 200 win by at the very least having Heyman come out to brag about it. Apparently Heyman is in the UK for a speaking tour. Hopefully Lesnar and Heyman appear next week to kickstart the feud with Orton.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 39,650 ✭✭✭✭Itssoeasy


    I've less than zero interest in seeing lesner and orton. I know orton has been injured and Brock was training for ufc 200 but you need to give the fans a reason to care which this isn't any.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,120 ✭✭✭✭J. Marston


    Itssoeasy wrote: »
    I've less than zero interest in seeing lesner and orton. I know orton has been injured and Brock was training for ufc 200 but you need to give the fans a reason to care which this isn't any.

    Yep. There is no title on the line, the result is beyond a foregone conclusion and we'll see the usual German suplex counter but this time with the gimmick of some ground and pound. There isn't even the possibility of some good promos.


  • Registered Users Posts: 39,650 ✭✭✭✭Itssoeasy


    Also I just checked and orton is 36 years old and he's had a few shoulder issues on I think the same shoulder. And I've always been high on orton as he is the prototype pro wrestler.

    I'm just wondering how long he has left in the ring.


  • Registered Users Posts: 60,425 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    Has Orton really been out with a legit shoulder injury or was it a covered up third strike?


  • Registered Users Posts: 39,650 ✭✭✭✭Itssoeasy


    Has Orton really been out with a legit shoulder injury or was it a covered up third strike?

    As far as I know it is and if it was a third strike he'd have been gone or at least they would have announced it on the website and I don't think it was.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 85,578 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1


    Pinkman wrote: »
    I can't believe they won't be capitalizing on Brock's UFC 200 win by at the very least having Heyman come out to brag about it. Apparently Heyman is in the UK for a speaking tour. Hopefully Lesnar and Heyman appear next week to kickstart the feud with Orton.

    Is Lesnar not back until SS only?

    Not sure how his SS match with Orton will be built unless Heyman and Orton mic battle


  • Registered Users Posts: 48,990 ✭✭✭✭Lithium93_


    JP Liz V1 wrote: »
    Is Lesnar not back until SS only?

    Not sure how his SS match with Orton will be built unless Heyman and Orton mic battle

    A mic battle I fear that will be very one sided


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,611 ✭✭✭✭ERG89


    J. Marston wrote: »
    There isn't even the possibility of some good promos.

    Really? :confused: I cannot wait for the next Heyman promo about Brock returning.
    Has Orton really been out with a legit shoulder injury or was it a covered up third strike?

    Apparently he had neck issues & it was rumoured a possibly surgery too. A bit jumping to conclusions saying he failed a test no?


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 14,897 Mod ✭✭✭✭Furious-Red


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,725 ✭✭✭SureYWouldntYa


    He's backstage at a lot of Raw's though is he not?


  • Registered Users Posts: 48,990 ✭✭✭✭Lithium93_


    I'll believe it when I see it with my own 2 eyes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 894 ✭✭✭cian68


    Aye he's there all the time. I'm going to put myself out there and say next week. 18th July Raw is his debut.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,725 ✭✭✭SureYWouldntYa


    cian68 wrote: »
    Aye he's there all the time. I'm going to put myself out there and say next week. 18th July Raw is his debut.

    I think he'd be a fantastic pick to be drafted to either Raw/Smackdown on the live Smackdown

    Don't announce him, just whenever people are being drafted or the two gm's are making their picks have him just be announced

    He's in NXT long enough, he doesn't need vignettes or to be announced, he just needs to arrive


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 14,897 Mod ✭✭✭✭Furious-Red


    Would be great if they keep him either 1st or last. You could have Steph come out say she has signed the biggest star from NXT history (thanks to HHH) , but Shane comes out and says its his pick not hers and then he picks Finn.

    Pretty much the same thing they did with Vince/Flair during the 2002 when picking Brock Lesnar


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,108 ✭✭✭johnnysmack


    ****ing hell a break already. They are only 7 mins into the fecking show!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 60,425 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    Bob is awesome.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 11,348 ✭✭✭✭ricero


    Love darrens theme.

    Dare i say it this wyatt v new day is interesting and finally get to see some action outside of the arena. Never see that these days


  • Registered Users Posts: 60,425 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    Here we go putting the drug addict Roman over.


  • Registered Users Posts: 60,425 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    Conas a ta tu Zack lol


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,216 ✭✭✭Ageyev


    Conas a ta tu Zack lol


    So much cringe!


  • Registered Users Posts: 60,425 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    Just thinking with the Miz dropping JoMo's name I wonder is he returning for the draft.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,830 ✭✭✭shineon23


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    There has also been unconfirmed reports that I've been at Raw on numerous occasions and I've yet to make an appearance.


  • Registered Users Posts: 60,425 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    Put green hair on Ambrose and he would make a perfect Doink the Clown.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,146 ✭✭✭Kankan14


    Vince looks skinnier to me


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,216 ✭✭✭Ageyev


    This New Day Wyatts segment looks like a bunch of backyarders


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