Well folks we only have six days until the biggest party of the summer. WWE's pay per view SummerSlam is this Sundays, and it will be a joint brand show. You will have to follow @MillironMac for all the updates on Smackdown leading into this jammed packed show. The build on both sides is clear though; we may possibly see the two top titles switch hands. Tonight's installment of RAW was all about the final push to SummerSlam and it was a crazy show.
SummerSlam is just two weeks away and man do we have a lot of rivalries being built over the last couple weeks. Most of the matches are set, but several of the opponents still have to be determined. Next week marks the final week before the August 20th pay per view; so expect the RAW and Smackdown to continue building matches for the event. This will be one of the biggest events of the year outside of WrestleMania. So what storylines were made clearer for us on this edition of the RAW Recap?
Raw kicked off Monday night with a couple disappointments for me. First off I discovered Kurt Angle was from Pittsburgh so I don’t know if I can like him anymore. Secondly they made a Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup Champs reference less then two minutes into the show. Being the consummate professional I am I will move past it and do my regularly scheduled RAW Recap. By Being the bigger man and recapping a episode of RAW hosted in ShitsPittsburgh; I expect lots of comments and likes on this post.
Monday Night Raw returned tonight with its focus towards building storylines ahead of SummerSlam. It was an action packed show and it appears SummerSlam is being built up to be a huge blockbuster. Will major titles change hands at the upcoming Pay Per View and will SummerSlam be able to live up to the hype that is being built around it?
The WWE had its universe of fans buzzing all week about what Kurt Angle’s mysterious announcement would be this week on Raw. It is no surprise that they would use the first two hours of the show to tease this announcement attempting to keep fans on the edge of their seats.
The Milliron Sports crew is embarking on an awesome adventure this Saturday. We are returning to our home away from home; Ohio University for Ohio Brew Week. A trip to Athens no matter how long or short the stay always provides endless stories. It also brings back a lot of memories, and obviously with the reputation of being a highly ranked party school most memories are about drunken nights. I have a couple of stories I’d like to share that come to mind every time I think Athens.
Welcome to another Raw Recap with Jefe; where I breakdown the latest episode of RAW and offer my predictions on future matches. Tonight’s Raw featured the continued development of storylines that should carry into SummerSlam. Last nights pay per view (Great Balls of Fire) in my opinion was an amazing success. It brought back flashes of the “Attitude Era” with a brutal end to the Ambulance Match. Titles were retained, friendships were ended, and rivalries continued. So what happened on tonight’s RAW?
Welcome to the first edition of Jefe’s Monday Night Raw Rundown; where I will be doing a review of my favorite moments from the show. Tonight’s episode was action packed as it is the week of the Raw pay per view; Great Balls of Fire. Below are my favorite moments from tonight’s show.
We have all spent several months listening to the antics of Lavar Ball. On Monday Night Raw the WWE invited Lavar and two of his sons on Miz TV (check out full video below). To be honest with you it was kind of entertaining. Lavar Ball’s wildly abrasive personality fit well with the WWE segment. I argue that Lavar Ball would make an excellent heel for fans to really just despise. Raw has really been reaching for storylines since the a brand shake up so this was one of them more entertaining reaches.
Fellow wrestling fans, we may have an epic battle on our hands in Samoa Joe and Brock Lesnar. The two finally clashed on Monday Night RAW. It was an all out brawl between the Superstars. The brawl on Monday night adds excitement to the storyline, and has a lot of wrestling fans marking out at the thought of this match up at WWE’s Pay-Per-View, Great Balls of Fire.
Samoa Joe made his first appearance on the main WWE roster in January. His presence was immediately felt as he was introduced as a heel to fans. Joe had a direct impact on the storyline between Triple H and Seth Rollins, when he injured Seth Rollins knee in an ambush attack almost costing him a WrestleMania appearance.
So what’s next for Samoa Joe? He has held title belts with several other brands, so most fans think he is being groomed to be the next champion and face of the brand. I don’t believe he’ll get a chance to hoist the Universal Championship quite yet. I anticipate they will ride out Brock Lesnar’s reign until the next WrestleMania. What do you think? Comment Below!