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WWE Raw preview, July 3, 2017: Samoa Joe closes in on Lesnar’s Universal Title
After nearly putting Universal Champion Brock Lesnar to sleep with the dreaded Coquina Clutch, Samoa Joe proved he has what it takes to conquer The Beast Incarnate at the WWE Great Balls of Fire pay-per-view event next Sunday night. How will The Samoan Submission Machine keep his momentum going before his high-stakes title clash with one of the most dominant WWE Superstars of all time?
Samoa Joe scorches Brock Lesnar before WWE Great Balls of Fire
This past Monday night, the calculating Samoa Joe ambushed Universal Champion Brock Lesnar and locked The Beast Incarnate in the Coquina Clutch. Incapacitating Lesnar was a shocking show of force that served as a foreboding preview of what could transpire next Sunday at the WWE Great Balls of Fire pay-per-view event.
Later in the night, Lesnar’s advocate, Paul Heyman, derided Joe as a coward, unbefitting of his proud Samoan heritage, affirming that in a one-on-one fight in the middle of the ring, Lesnar still has the clear advantage. Will Joe soon prove Heyman wrong?
Can The Boss knock “The Goddess” off her pedestal?
Sasha Banks emerged triumphant in Raw’s historic first Women’s Gauntlet Match, earning the right to challenge Alexa Bliss for the Raw Women’s Championship at the WWE Great Balls of Fire pay-per-view event.
After the bout, the self-proclaimed “Goddess of WWE” confronted The Boss, who got a piece of the champion before brashly holding Alexa’s title above her head. With no shortage of confidence heading into the WWE Great Balls of Fire pay-per-view, can Sasha do what her best friend, Bayley, could not, and take down Little Miss Bliss?
Will Roman Reigns get payback against Braun Strowman?
One week after returning to Raw, brutalizing Roman Reigns and challenging the Big Dog to an Ambulance Match at the WWE Great Balls of Fire pay-per-view event, Braun Strowman attacked Reigns yet again, hurling the former WWE Champion into the side of an ambulance before tossing him into the back of the emergency vehicle and shutting the doors.
After the impromptu ride in the back of an ambulance last week in Los Angeles, Reigns is out for retribution. How will The Big Dog retaliate?
How will Enzo Amore rebound?
If there was any mistaking what kind of a person Big Cass truly is, this past Monday night cleared things up for the entire WWE Universe. One week after revealing he was the person behind the mysterious backstage attacks on his longtime friend, Enzo Amore, the 7-foot Superstar seemed to apologize for his actions, but the apparent reconciliation didn’t last long. Without warning, Cass ambushed Enzo once again, lifted the unsuspecting Amore above his head and viciously tossed him down the entrance ramp.
What will be Enzo’s next move after yet another heart-wrenching betrayal?
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