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Raw preview, July 10, 2017: Did Reigns go too far to get a Universal Championship Match?
Brock Lesnar is still the Universal Champion, but does Roman Reigns deserve the right to challenge him following the hellacious events surrounding his Ambulance Match loss to Braun Strowman? WWE.com previews tonight’s Raw and the fallout from the first-ever WWE Great Balls of Fire pay-per-view.
Does Reigns deserve a Universal Championship Match?
Roman Reigns proclaimed himself the No. 1 contender to whomever won the Brock Lesnar-Samoa Joe Universal Title Match at WWE Great Balls of Fire because it’s his yard and he calls the shots. However, it is simply not as cut and dry as all that heading into tonight’s edition of Monday Night Raw.
First off, considering that The Big Dog failed to overcome Braun Strowman in their hellacious Ambulance Match, does he deserve a Universal Title opportunity?
Move over, after Reigns took things way too far by crashing the ambulance into another vehicle with The Monster Among Men in the back in the aftermath of their contest, it would stand to reason that Raw General Manager Kurt Angle would be ready to hold The Guy accountable rather than reward him with a title match at The Biggest Party of the Summer.
It looks to be the Summer of The Beast
Brock Lesnar remains the reigning, defending, undisputed Universal Champion — but Samoa Joe came very, very close to knocking The Conqueror off his perch and installing himself as the top dog on Team Red. Given that Joe does not take kindly to being denied, could The Samoan Submission Machine target Lesnar and attempt to keep himself in the title picture for SummerSlam? Or does fate have another plan in store for the former No. 1 contender? Tune in to Raw, tonight at 8/7 C, only on USA Network, to find out.
How will accounts be settled following Bank robbery?
Sasha Banks technically defeated Alexa Bliss at WWE Great Balls of Fire, but The Boss still fell short of her fourth Raw Women’s Championship as the victory was a Count-out, which means Bliss retained her title via champion’s advantage. Given all Sasha had to go through to even face Alexa in the first place, she’ll understandably be looking for a rematch - especially if her post-match beatdown on “The Goddess of WWE” is any indication.
Will Raw General Manager Kurt Angle be sympathetic to her cause? And what will the rest of the Raw Women’s division — none of whom have much love lost for Little Miss Bliss — have to say about the situation?
Who will step up to challenge the Iron Men?
No shenanigans this time: Cesaro & Sheamus retained the Raw Tag Team Championship over The Hardy Boyz by winning a 30-Minute WWE Iron Man Tag Team Match (four falls to three). Now that “The Bar” has put Team Xtreme in their rearview, are there any red brand tandems with a claim to challenge them? And even if there are, do any of them stand a chance?
Rollins fails to stop the self-appointed "god"
Seth Rollins might be The Man, but as it turns out, The Man was no match for a self-proclaimed "god." Bray Wyatt defeated The Kingslayer at the first-ever WWE Great Balls of Fire pay-per-view, giving The Reaper of Souls a major boost of momentum as SummerSlam season begins. Look for Wyatt to soon stake out his next target — provided, of course, Rollins doesn’t come back for more.