After the first ever Great Balls of Fire pay-per-view, last night was another big show for the superstars of Red Brand
AFTER the first ever Great Balls of Fire pay-per-view, last night was another big show for the superstars of Raw.
Who would be named the next challenger to Brock Lesnar’s Universal Championship?
And what would the fallout be from Roman Reigns’ crazy ambulance-smashing stunt?
Here are seven things we learnt from the show last night.
Big Cass’s career is going to new heights
Big Cass opened Raw with a promo to gloat over defeating former tag partner Enzo Amore.
Cass boasted that there’s no one who stand as tall as he does and look him eye-to-eye – cue a surprise return from The Big Show
Show brawled and got the better of Big Cass. But you can be sure this is just a giant stride towards Cass defeating Show at SummerSlam to set him up for even bigger things.
The Hardy Boys are not obsolete
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Matt and Jeff Hardy cut a promo on their loss in the tag team Iron Man Match at Great Balls of Fire – and fuelled speculation about the Broken Hardys gimmick coming to WWE.
They claimed that despite losing, they’re not “obsolete” (one of Broken Matt’s catchphrases) and even went as far to say Sheamus and Cesaro had left them “broken”.
The rumours are that WWE is nowhere close to making a deal with Impact Wrestling to use the gimmick.
But there’s no way WWE would let the Hardys cut a promo like this if it wasn’t confident it will happen.
The Hardys then lost a match to Gallows & Anderson before The Revival attacked them post-match to set up a new feud – something to keep the Hardys busy until they do become broken.
Dean Ambrose doesn’t trust Seth Rollins
The Miz hosted his own awards show – “The Mizzies” – in which he picked up his own award for WWE’s greatest man and trash-talked both Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins.
Ambrose then hit the ring but was quickly beat down by the Miztourage – prompting Ambrose’s former Shield teammate to make the save.
But backstage, Ambrose told Rollins to stay out of his business – Rollins lost his trust when he turned of Ambrose and Roman Reigns and destroyed The Shield.
But it looks like the Shield reunion is on anyway
Rollins fought Bray Wyatt later on the show – and suffered another loss to the “Eater of Worlds”.
Afterwards, The Miz and his cronies surrounded the ring – this prompting Ambrose to run down and make the save (despite what he’d said about five minutes earlier).
Is Rollins setting up for a feud with Miz? Are we really going to see Rollins and Ambrose team again? Or is WWE working towards a Rollins v Ambrose feud?
Wins and losses (and attempted murder) mean nothing in WWE
Kurt Angle called out Brock Lesnar to congratulate him on his victory against Samoa Joe at Great Balls of Fire – and wanted to talk about Lesnar’s opponent for SummerSlam.
But the pair were interrupted by Roman Reigns and then Samoa Joe – both men claiming they deserved a shot against Lesnar at “the biggest party of the summer”.
So Kurt Angle made a number one contender’s match between Joe and Reigns for next week on Raw. It doesn’t make much sense though.
As much as we love Samoa Joe, didn’t he just lose to Brock Lesnar? Why is he in line for another crack at the title?
And didn’t Roman Reigns also lose to Braun Strowman? Then attempt to murder him by crashing an ambulance into a van, with Strowman in the back?
Clearly your win-loss record – and trying to kill other superstars – counts for nothing when it comes to bagging title shots.
It was the Final Curtain for R-Truth
After weeks of promos and sneak attacks, former tag partners Goldust and R-Truth finally faced off in the ring.
It was a strong victory for Goldust, who hit Truth with a modified version of his old Curtain Call for the pin.
The question is, what’s next for the “Bizarre One”?
Will WWE really give him a singles push at 48-years-old? Or is Goldust preparing for his final act with one last run as a heel?
Kurt Angle’s big secret goes public next week
Angle was seen backstage, struggling to act worried again. He then told Corey Graves that next week his big secret will be revealed – something that could finish his career.
Then he talked on the phone, inviting a mystery person to join him next week so they can “tell the world together” before saying “I love you”.
Who could it be? And what is the big secret?
Our money’s on Stephanie McMahon – and a match between Kurt and Triple H at SummerSlam.