WWE Unprocessed results, summaries, figures: The Shield sends shock waves with epic return in main event

For all the big moments that were delivered during the WWS SummerSlam pay-per-view on Sunday in Brooklyn, New York, the show was lacking that explosive "go home happy" feeling that can only come from a major fallout in the main event.

A night later in the same building, WWE ensured fans in Barclays Center at Raw got a memorable end to turn the story of Roman Reigns-Braun Strowman in a new direction (and drop a few jaws left along the road thanks to unforeseen reunion from The Shield).

All in all, the Monday night was an exciting show that was worth taking place after the second largest PPV of the calendar year of WWE, because things were picked up in a good way to set the course for the second half of the year. to set.

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The shield makes a shocking return

The show opened with Roman Reigns, with his new universal title over his back, walking out to pay and chanting "you suck". Reigns cut a well-measured promotion to be a man of his word in defeating Brock Lesnar and his willingness to be a fight champion. He decided to reward Finn Balor, who won the inaugural red belt in Brooklyn two years ago, but was forced by an injury to give up the title, with a title opportunity. Balor came out and shook his hand, which immediately protested Baron Corbin.

Raw's acting commissioner claimed that Balor had violated his contract by appearing "cowardly" on SummerSlam as the Demon and accused the smoke and the reaction of the public because he had not heard the bell to start the contest. But Raw General Manager Kurt Angle came forward to immediately execute Corbin's attempt at a Balor rematch and booked Corbin in a last-minute match against Bobby Lashley before making Reigns-Balor the most important event. In the locker room, Braun Strowman Balor threatened that he would be ready later this evening to exchange his money in the banking contract.

Universal championship – Roman Reigns (c) def. Finn Balor via pinfall to keep the title: With more than 20 minutes of work experience, this pair of superstars delivered a pay-per-view quality contest full of stiff movements and dramatic nearfalls. The crowd almost lost it when Balor stopped a Superman punch with a kick and hit a standing pendulum for two. After Reigns had stopped, a balor came too late with a Superman outburst out of nowhere. The music of Strowman hit the audience and forced. Balor took advantage of a rocket dropkick and a slingblade but he missed a Coup de Grace attempt and Reigns rebounded with a spear to steal the pin.

Strowman went into the ring to kick. Registers down and hands his suitcase to the referee to start collecting. But before the bell rang, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose dressed in tactical equipment with the music of The Shield. They surrounded the ring and helped suppress Strowman. After a spear from Reigns stopped outside Strowman's return, The Shield hit his signature Triple Powerbomb on Strowman and drove it through the announcement table.

Oh yeah. This was the kind of viral exchange booking that WWE has been lacking since WrestleMania and it gave a glimpse of what was possible for the Shield reunion last year, with injuries and illnesses that did not derail. The inclusion of The Shield into Reigns & # 39; probable feud with Strowman was a clever way to separate it from just a second chance of the strong feud that the two had last year. It was also a clever way to clear Strowman's storyline before it began, to keep the story drama and uncertainty. On the condition that Strowman eventually goes with someone who is logical in terms of the angle to help compensate for the number of disadvantages, the potential in the long term is strong here (especially if one imagines a final fall of the shield and the chance of a triple threat match at WrestleMania). Rank: A +

Ronda Rousey attacks Stephanie McMahon again

With the Raw Commissioner in the ring and the women's dressing room around them, McMahon valued Rousey's business skills and success by saying that she appeared and formed her & # 39; & # 39; to her own likeness. "She's a media fan who wears the WWE universe on her back," McMahon said, "just like me." Rousey interrupted the long introduction by coming out for her title ceremony and blew McMahon's handshake. Everyone smiles after her title win to become the first woman to win UFC and WWE championships. Rousey told McMahon that this was not about her for once, but about the women. She then left the dressing room into the ring to share the moment with her, which, according to McMahon, was not a champion. "This is not about one champion, one person," said Rousey. & # 39; This is all about us, the women's revolution, each of you. & # 39; Rousey also claimed that she is not like Brock Lesnar and wants to be a fight champion.

"This is not the Ronda Rousey that I introduced earlier," McMahon said. "This is the Ronda Rousey who just wants to break the arms of people, I remember, I know how that feels." With the tirade of McMahon complete, Rousey said she is only here to break the poor of those who deserve it and immediately put McMahon in the arm bar, which led to an immediate tinge.

Although the make-up and gloves she wore at SummerSlam stood out as one of the rare misses of WWE in the way it built the character of Rousey, the segment of Monday was a new slam dunk. McMahon not only responded perfectly to the criticism that fans already have on her character, Rousey profited fully from the cheers that came with standing up for the rest of the ladies' schedules. In this case, Rousey was presented at the same time as a pure baby face in the John Cena form that unites the dressing room and captures it for her peers and a Steve Austin type who is not afraid to put her boss in place for acting. As you might imagine, the public loved every moment. As long as Rousey is inevitably confronted with obstacles brought to her by McMahon as a result of her actions, this continued storyline of WrestleMania seems to be heading in the right direction. Rank: B +

Triple H challenges the Undertaker in Australia

In a rare appearance on the screen of late on Raw, Triple H said how much NXT "blew the roof of the place" and SummerSlam took it to a whole new level. The two cards gave him the tickle to "take off the suit, fasten it, zip the boots, and be the Game again." But Triple H revealed that he initially said "hell no" when Vince McMahon made an offer on October 6 to confront The Undertaker during the WWE Super Show-Down pay-per-view in Melbourne, Australia. The reason was because the Hell in a Cell match at WrestleMania 28, complete with the moment ingrained in his brain & # 39; from posing on stage with Taker and Shawn Michaels, all three artists changed and their career essentially ended.

"It was the end of an era," said Triple H, "and I must tell you that our time was something special, without sounding like a bitter veteran." After the crowd had showered him with chants of "you still have it", Triple H shouted that he was willing to be The Game again, as long as The Undertaker "picks up that hat, puts on gloves and is the Phenom one more time." He then dropped the microphone and walked away to a big cheering.

It is difficult to ever make a Triple H promo, especially in this era of an exaggerated script dialogue where the virtues of his all-time great microphone work are only noticeable. The delivery of Triple H was great in this case, because he managed to come across as a baby face (as opposed to a figure of the heel staff) by referring heavily to his wrestling career. But while he successfully communicated why he initially rejected McMahon's offer, he failed to give a compelling reason why he eventually accepted. Given this comes only five months away from John Cena's weekly call outs from The Undertaker for WrestleMania, the lack of a solid storyline in this case only reflects how (like Undertaker-Rusev in Saudi Arabia) the match only happens because of the site money offered to WWE in Melbourne. Rank: C

What else happened on Raw?

  • Bobby Lashley def. Constable Baron Corbin via pinfall: The attempt by Corbin to stand in the way of the main event of the general title Reigns-Balor by pushing to a rematch with Balor (the man, not the Demon) was thwarted by Angle. Instead, Corbin was immediately booked for this match with two segments, which seemed to drag too long. After a long 50/50 action, Lashley hit a variation of the Big Ending for the pin.
  • Kurt Angle denies Brock Lesnar an immediate resit: Paul Heyman interrupted Angle backstage with the hope to invoke Lesnar's contractually required second chance on the general title of Reigns. Corner referred to that he finally has a fighting champion and that the contract does not state when the resit is to take place. "It will take a long, long, long, long time before Brock Lesnar gets his rematch," said Angle. After Heyman suggested that Lesnar's rematch would come to Hell in a Cell on September 16, Angle said it would be a cold day in hell if that happened.
  • The Riott Squad def. Boss & # 39; n Hug Connection & Ember Moon via pinfall: This tag with six women was warmed late after a series of large movements when the chaos erupted. The finish came after a rigid washing line from Sarah Logan on Bayley who immediately followed a Banks meteor to Logan from the top rope. But when Banks re-entered the ring, Ruby Riott caught her up with a Riott Kick for the 1-2-3.
  • Dean Ambrose def. Dolph Ziggler via pinfall: In his first match in eight months since returning from injury last week, Ambrose looked great and played more of a powerhouse thanks to the added mass. Just like on Sunday night Drew McIntyre threatened the interference everywhere. In the end, Seth Rollins took him out and even cut through the middle of the ring just before the finish to hit McIntyre with a suicide dive on the other side of the ring. Ambrose then debuted a pop-up version of his Dirty Deeds finisher to pin Ziggler on.
  • Elias def. Curt Hawkins via pinfall: Elias opened the guitar and claimed that he had fired two roadies in response to his guitar break at SummerSlam. After he had insulted the Brooklyn audience, Hawkins came out to set up his loss of 218 matches by offering a game. C Curt Hawkins is a loser, & # 39; said Elias. "You were born as a loser and you are going to die a loser, just like every person here." Hawkins' last challenge was answered, but their short match only contributed to his losing streak when Elias caught a few vicious stride attempts to hit his Drift Away to end the case. Hawkins did well to win his home crowd in what turned out to be a pretty good deal of business.
  • Authors of Pain def. Titus Worldwide via pinfall: If you wonder how much more dominant AOP wins will be needed before this feud can end, you are not alone. Apollo Crews looked good to hit a man-woman from the top rope and then a standing man behind each other for attempts to back-to-back that could only get two. But AOP immediately hit a double-merging Last Chapter to set up Akam's pin.
  • Scott Dawson def. Bo Dallas via pinfall: Dash Wilder def. Curtis Axel via pinfall: the Raw-tagteam organizes special matches tonight for everyone in the crowd, where Axel says that the "B" in B-team stands for "Brooklyn". The pair of single battles were both virtual squashes to use The Revival as legitimate title threats. It worked, as did the unveiling of their respective unique finish movements when Dawson faced a fallaway DDT and Wilder a modified reverse facebuster.
  • Stephanie McMahon sends Kurt Angle on vacation: Angrily on the Raw GM to push him into a match with Lashley, Corbin brought his frustrations directly to the commissioner. McMahon's anger only doubled when she blamed Angle while she closed her elbow in the locker room because she was not there because Rousey attacked her earlier in the night. Although Angle vehemently disagreed, McMahon sent him on vacation, but he said it was not permanent and eventually appointed Corbin the acting GM.

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