RAW August 24th, 2015 Live Discussion

Discussion in 'RAW' started by Shadow, Aug 24, 2015.

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    United States: LIVE, Monday Night, August 24th, at 8/7c on the USA Network
    United Kingdom: Tuesday Morning, August 25th, at 1AM on SkySportsHD3

    Barclays Center
    Brooklyn, NY

    RAW Five-Point Preview:
    With the rematch between The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar mired in controversy at SummerSlam, did The Beast make The Deadman tap out? Plus, what will the fallout be over WWE Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins’ victory over John Cena and the involvement of Jon Stewart?

    1.Did Undertaker truly beat Brock Lesnar?:
    Last night at SummerSlam, one of the most highly-anticipated rematches in WWE history was marred in controversy. In the final moments of the epic battle, the referee failed to see The Undertaker tapout to the Kimura Lock; the timekeeper, however, did see it and rang the bell without the referee’s instruction. While official Charles Robinson argued with the timekeeper, The Deadman dealt a low blow and made a defiant Lesnar pass out in Hell’s Gate and The Phenom was declared the winner.

    So, who truly deserves the victory? In the wake of this epic showdown, it’s hard to image what could possibly happen next. Will The Authority weigh in tonight on Raw? Are the timekeeper or referee’s jobs at risk?

    Rumors are already circulating that Brock Lesnar himself might stay in Brooklyn for tonight’s Raw rather than fly home to the Minnesota wild. If that’s true, all we can say is that everybody had better run. After all, recent history dictates that whenever a WWE Network event does not go his way, there’s a high probability that The Beast Incarnate will turn WWE’s flagship show upside down.

    2.Why did Jon Stewart help Seth Rollins?:
    Yes, it actually happened. At The Biggest Event of the Summer, Seth Rollins scored an ultra-controversial victory over John Cena, thanks to the shocking assistance of SummerSlam host Jon Stewart! In doing so, The Architect earned the right to be called both the WWE World Heavyweight and United States Champion.

    Stewart’s actions, however, creates many of questions. Perhaps the biggest is why the former “Daily Show” host would help Rollins in the first place, especially considering their turbulent history in previous months? Could Stewart and Rollins have actually been in cahoots the entire time?

    Speaking of Rollins, last week on Raw, The Architect requested that if he beat Cena at SummerSlam, he receive a statue of himself in WWE’s Corporate Headquarters, alongside the likes of WWE Hall of Famers The Ultimate Warrior, Bruno Sammartino and Andre the Giant. Will he get one?Shouldhe?

    And what will the Leader of the Cenation have to say about it, when all is said and done? Perhaps we’ll find out tonight on Raw.

    3.Can anyone eclipse The New Day?:
    In front of the capacity crowd at SummerSlam, The New Day overcame reigning titleholders The Prime Time Players, Los Matadores & The Lucha Dragons to become WWE Tag Team Champions for a second time!

    With the “power of positivity” now sitting high atop of the tag team division, who will step up to try and dethrone them? Certainly Titus O’Neil & Darren Young will be clamoring for their rematch. But what of their other SummerSlam opponents? Could Los Matadores or The Lucha Dragons step up again? Or might others look to position themselves for a chance at glory? Surely, combinations like Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns or Wyatt & Luke Harper could present strong challenges to the new titleholders.

    4.Will The Divas Revolution derail Nikki Bella’s championship run?:
    Indeed, women are taking the world of sports by storm, manifested in WWE by the Divas Revolution. That movement seems stronger than ever after Team PCB triumphed over Team Bella and Team B.A.D. in a Divas Three-Team Elimination Tag Match at SummerSlam when PCB scored the pin.

    However, what will this huge win mean to the current power struggle in the Divas division? Is there a title opportunity in PCB’s immediate future? Certainly this will come into question sooner or later. With Nikki Bella on the cusp of possibly surpassing AJ Lee as the longest-reigning Divas Champion in WWE history, the pressure is definitely on. Moreover, during SummerSlam Kickoff, one of the Principal Owners of WWE, Stephanie McMahon, said of the contest, “To the victor goes the spoils.”

    If the triumph does imply a chance at the Butterfly-emblazoned title, who would get it? Becky Lynch, the competitor who scored the SummerSlam victory? The dangerous Charlotte, daughter of WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair? Or, the Diva credited with sparking the Revolution, Paige? .

    One thing is certain. Following Team Bella’s loss at The Biggest Event of the Summer, Nikki Bella looked extremely nervous, and she should be. Team Bellas’ swagger centers around the Divas Title and that could be gone with a single three-count.

    5.What does Stardust have in store for us next?:
    One of the brightest stars at SummerSlam certainly has to be the tag team combination of Neville & Stephen Amell, star of the hit show “Arrow.” Their battle against arch-nemeses Stardust and King Barrett was the stuff that true summer blockbusters are made of.

    Amell clearly surprised many with his athletic ability, as he and his partner reigned supreme Sunday night. But now that Stardust has “failed his city,” is the WWE Universe ready for the fallout? After all, when comic-book supervillains fall short of his master plans, he’s hardly ever done for good. More often than not, it’s only a matter of time before the villain strikes again .

    It will be very interesting to find out what Stardust will do next, and whether we will find out on Raw, tonight at 8/7 C on USA Network. And before that, be sure to watch the Raw Pre-Show at 7:30 ET on the award-winning WWE Network!​
  2. This will be predictable...

    First off, why have Jon Stewart, a celeb, get involved?! This wrecks my view on him so much, is he really just doing this for publicity before he retires?

    Secondly, I'm not sure if the timekeeper fucked up or if this was scripted, now we have a "case stated" storyline, it'll be plugged as '"finish" by commentary and they will argue about it all night, JBL of course siding with Heyman and the other 2 bimbos siding with Taker when he cheated (or maybe they'll be like Lesnar should have won too). This will end in just another rematch probably at Survivor Series of course since part timers, which means this will be really dragged out.
  3. I'm actually looking forward to this. I have a feeling the United States title has reached the graveyard as far as it's tenure as an active title is concerned.
  4. The only thing I look forward to seeing tonight is Brock Lesnar causing havoc.

    Other than that, it'll be a standard RAW episode with the usual mix of good and bad stuff. Hope I'm wrong, though.
  5. Stewart is a massive WWE fan (a lifer) so he has probably been wanting to do it just for fun. Plus, he's been involved in a storyline with Rollins since about this time last year, so Rollins turning Stewart heel sounds like an okay way to go.
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  6. Don't expect The Undertaker at tonights show.

  7. As long as Lesnar's there, causing havoc, all's good.
  8. WWE has confirmed it. Here comes the pain
  9. However, The Undertaker flew back to Texas
  10. SummerSlam rematch bewtween Wyatts/Ambreigns
  11. How great would it be if it was a Greek style statue that depicted his pencil dick?
  12. haha That would be unexpected at the very least
  13. Oh, haha. Hey Fox
  14. This is going to good
  15. Starting the show off strong
  16. Lol, superstars apron
  17. It can only go down from this