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Raw Is War 29/8

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  • 29-08-2016 11:55am
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    Registered Users Posts: 17,858 ✭✭✭✭


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    Who will claim the WWE Universal Title?

    In the biggest Raw main event of the New Era, Roman Reigns, Big Cass, Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens will battle it out for the WWE Universal Championship, which was vacated by the injured Finn Bálor this past Monday night. Although analysts might give an edge to Reigns or Rollins, both of whom have held the WWE World Championship in the past, you can’t discount Big Cass, who has more than proven he can hang in Team Red’s main event scene in recent weeks. As for Owens, we have to imagine that his pal Chris Jericho will “have his back” during this bout. After all, Jericho is “The Best in the World at What He Does,” and that includes bending the rules.

    Regardless, there will be a new WWE Universal Champion Monday night, and you won’t want to miss any of the action in this explosive four-man melee.

    What team will Gallows & Anderson target next?

    After failing to diagnose any new cases of “ringpostitis” last week, “Doctors” Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson accepted new patients last week in The Dudley Boyz, spoiling the iconic tag team’s farewell address to the WWE Universe with a disrespectful attack that culminated in D-Von Dudley being driven through a table.

    As much as it might have been an opportunity to spoil a feel-good moment — Gallows & Anderson are known to do that — it was also a poignant statement to the entire Team Red locker room that no one is safe. Will another tandem suffer the same fate as The Dudley Boyz this Monday night?

    Is Bayley poised to wrap her arms around the WWE Women’s Championship?

    Wacky, waving, inflatable, arm-flailing tube men in tow, Bayley made her official debut on Raw and, after sharing a hug with Raw General Manager Mick Foley, she earned a decisive victory over Dana Brooke as new WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte looked on.

    Even though they share a bond as two members of “The Four Horsewomen,” Charlotte has made it abundantly clear that any past affiliations are null and void when it comes to Team Red and championship gold. Is a title match in the cards for these friends-turned-rivals?

    Can Braun Strowman be stopped?

    From James Ellsworth to Johnny Knockout, local competitors have been lining up to face Braun Strowman in recent weeks, and the conclusion of each bout appears to be more painful than the last. As Strowman looks to continue his impressive winning streak, another journeyman grappler will likely stand across the ring from the juggernaut this Monday night. Will this hopeful grappler find success where others have failed, or will he be mangled like the rest?


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 42,429 Mod ✭✭✭✭Lord TSC


    Please Owens, please Owens, please Owens.


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,983 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009


    What has more prestige the world title or the universal title ???


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,875 ✭✭✭✭CastorTroy


    Depends on if reigns wins or not. :)

    Really it should be the World title since Raw only created the Universal title because they couldn't get the World title.

    I want to see those 2 jobbers from TNA that EC3 brought in, fight Strowman. Norv Fernum and Dewey Barnes, I believe.
    How long until he moves on to 2 at a time?

    That'll be heath's contract match after the tag titles don't work out.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 24,774 Mod ✭✭✭✭Loughc


    PTH2009 wrote: »
    What has more prestige the world title or the universal title ???

    JBL is claiming the World Title and you have to say he's right as the World title has the history behind it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,983 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009


    Before the world title git unified a year or 2 ago there was the WWE championship (dating back to wwf times) and the WWE world title (I think dates back to wcw times and was the original nwa world title). So basically Dean Ambrose is carrying the legacy of both these titles ATM and the universal title means feck all ATM ???


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  • Registered Users Posts: 381 ✭✭The Showstopper


    PTH2009 wrote: »
    Before the world title git unified a year or 2 ago there was the WWE championship (dating back to wwf times) and the WWE world title (I think dates back to wcw times and was the original nwa world title). So basically Dean Ambrose is carrying the legacy of both these titles ATM and the universal title means feck all ATM ???

    I'm fairly sure that world title was created in 2002 and given to hhh. Then, when they were unifying the belts they tried to claim it was the same as the wcw title and the nwa world title but it really wasn't.
    Didn't tna use the nwa world title during their early years, and isn't it still being used in other promotions today?


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,956 ✭✭✭✭Omackeral


    Getting mixed up here a bit fellas. They're both 'World' titles in essence. The one Ambrose holds is of the same lineage as the one Hogan, Bret and Steve Austin held. The other is brand new.

    The World title too created in 2002 was a brand new title created for HHH that used the Big Gold Belt design, but not its lineage. JR used to call it the World's Heavyweight Championship. It looked like the WCW Title (which also used the Big Gold Belt) but it was a different championship altogether and got amalgamated into the Unified WWE Title in 2013 when Orton beat Cena. That World title has a life span of 2002-2013. Ambrose's traces back to the 1960's.


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,983 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009


    Omackeral wrote: »
    Getting mixed up here a bit fellas. They're both 'World' titles in essence. The one Ambrose holds is of the same lineage as the one Hogan, Bret and Steve Austin held. The other is brand new.

    The World title too created in 2002 was a brand new title created for HHH that used the Big Gold Belt design, but not its lineage. JR used to call it the World's Heavyweight Championship. It looked like the WCW Title (which also used the Big Gold Belt) but it was a different championship altogether and got amalgamated into the Unified WWE Title in 2013 when Orton beat Cena. That World title has a life span of 2002-2013. Ambrose's traces back to the 1960's.

    more confused as ever now lol


  • Registered Users Posts: 381 ✭✭The Showstopper


    Okay my post was very unclear, I actually meant what Omackeral said.

    I'm not sure I really accept the idea of one promotion having two world titles. I would have rathered if they'd elevated the Intercontental Title to the top belt of one brand, though I suppose that has had a lot of damage done to it.


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


    If reigns loses we riot !


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  • Registered Users Posts: 33,018 ✭✭✭✭CSF


    ricero wrote: »
    If reigns loses we riot !

    Wut


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,018 ✭✭✭✭CSF


    I think Big Cass either wins or comes out of this as the hard done by loser here. With no Balor they are currently without a foil for Rollins on Raw. They surely won't go to the well with Romans again this soon.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭sky88


    CSF wrote: »
    I think Big Cass either wins or comes out of this as the hard done by loser here. With no Balor they are currently without a foil for Rollins on Raw. They surely won't go to the well with Romans again this soon.

    I honestly think him or reigns wins tonight. I just sense they want to do something big with cass.

    Whatever happens I just don't want to see anymore reigns vs Rollins for the title


  • Registered Users Posts: 763 ✭✭✭princemuzzy


    if they have any sense KO wins


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


    No idea why Big fecking Cass is in the match. He drops the star power and prestige of the match by about 400%.

    Clearly obvious he's there to take the pin. Throw Sami or Cesaro into the match and it adds a little bit of "Maybe, just maybe, he could win..."

    Big Cass though? Ugh.


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,018 ✭✭✭✭CSF


    J. Marston wrote: »
    No idea why Big fecking Cass is in the match. He drops the star power and prestige of the match by about 400%.

    Clearly obvious he's there to take the pin. Throw Sami or Cesaro into the match and it adds a little bit of "Maybe, just maybe, he could win..."

    Big Cass though? Ugh.

    My impression is he's gonna take over the role of number one face while Balor is out.

    They could turn Rollins or Owens to take that role in a second but I don't think they want to.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,035 ✭✭✭✭Neil3030


    My predictions:

    One or both of Jericho/Owens will cost Cass in some screwy manner, leading to a tag match at the next PPV.

    Reigns goes over with Rollins eating the pin for injuring Finn.

    Interestingly, I see there is a house show on tonight featuring members of the Smackdown roster, I wouldn't have thought the USA Network would be happy with them eating into (an admittedly small) chunk of the likely RAW viewership in such a manner?


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,018 ✭✭✭✭CSF


    Neil3030 wrote: »
    My predictions:

    One or both of Jericho/Owens will cost Cass in some screwy manner, leading to a tag match at the next PPV.

    Reigns goes over with Rollins eating the pin for injuring Finn.

    Interestingly, I see there is a house show on tonight featuring members of the Smackdown roster, I wouldn't have thought the USA Network would be happy with them eating into (an admittedly small) chunk of the likely RAW viewership in such a manner?

    Can't see Reigns winning tonight. The world would explode. Rusev screws him over. I think you're right about the Owens/Cass thing which only leaves one winner. The right winner tbh.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,469 ✭✭✭LeeJM


    Think Ill stay up and live tweet during Raw. Havnt done it in a while and Twitter is always great craic during Raw. I dunno why but I think Owens wins tonight.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,417 ✭✭✭WinnyThePoo


    Interference by someone id say.


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  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Music Moderators, Regional Midlands Moderators Posts: 24,124 Mod ✭✭✭✭Angron


    I feel like Rusev will cost Roman the match (and get cheered for doing so). In a dream world, I'd love Owens to leave as champ, but I'd also be happy with Seth. Cass is still too green to go it on his own as champ I think.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 30,861 Mod ✭✭✭✭Insect Overlord


    Rollins is class. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,035 ✭✭✭✭Neil3030


    Never mind wrestling, Jericho is possibly the best thing on TV right now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 60,419 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    Neil3030 wrote: »
    Never mind wrestling, Jericho is possibly the best thing on TV right now.

    After a load of lackluster returns over the last few years he is right back on top form now.


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


    Jericho has been the mvp of the raw the past while.

    Also hope owens wins tonight


  • Registered Users Posts: 60,419 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    These skits by Gallows and Anderson look like they came straight out of Vince childish humour mind.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,629 ✭✭✭Adiboo


    These skits by Gallows and Anderson look like they came straight out of Vince childish humour mind.

    Kinda remind me of '97 DX.


  • Registered Users Posts: 60,419 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    Is Bayley The New Day token


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


    Lot of venom behind those "Sheamus sucks!" chants.


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


    What is this **** with Stephanie and Paul Heyman


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