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A WWE Championship match is set to kick off tonight’s Raw...with Big E defending against the former champ, Bobby Lashley.
Lashley laid out the challenge during last night’s Extreme Rules pay per view...not long after Big E and the rest of The New Day beat Lashley, AJ Styles & Omos to open the show. Big E pinned Lashley with the Big Ending after some miscommunication between Lashley and Styles.
Sasha Banks returned to WWE TV last night. It happened during the SmackDown Women’s Title match between Becky Lynch and Bianca Belair.
Belair appeared to be moments away from hitting Lynch with the KOD and taking back the title, BUT that’s when Banks made her return. She went right after Belair. Then, after a brief staredown, Banks took down Lynch as well.
As Banks made her way back up the ramp, she could be heard saying, “I’ll see both of you on Friday.”
Roman Reigns is STILL the Universal Champion. He pinned THE DEMON Finn Balor in last night’s main event...and there’s a lot to unpack here.
Balor was closing in when The Usos got involved and beat up on Balor. He appeared to be down and out, but then the lights turned red, Balor’s music started to play and he powered up...to the point that he was poised to hit Reigns with the Coup De Grace. That’s when the top rope inexplicably snapped. The lights went back to normal. The music stopped...and Reigns hit Balor with a Spear to get the win.
Charlotte Flair pinned Alexa Bliss with Natural Selection to retain the Raw Women’s Champion. After the match, Charlotte ripped Lilly to shreds...and Bliss basically had a nervous breakdown over this.
Damian Priest is still the United States Champion. He won a 3-Way over Sheamus and Jeff Hardy. Priest rolled up Sheamus to get the pin.
The Usos beat the Street Profits to retain the SmackDown Tag Titles. Montez Ford took the pin.
Liv Morgan pinned Carmella on last night’s Kickoff Show.
MVP underwent surgery last week to repair a torn meniscus he suffered all the way back in February. He said he expects to be back on TV within the next 4-to-6 weeks.
Tonight’s AEW Dark: Elevation...has Paul Wight in a 3-on-1 match. Plus, Thunder Rosa is in singles action...and Dark Order’s John Silver, Alex Reynolds, Alan “5” Angels & 10 will be in an 8-Man Tag.
(STINGER: New Japan)
TWO wrestlers remain unbeaten in the A Block of New Japan’s G1 Climax tournament following Sunday’s matches.
Zack Sabre Jr. submitted Kota Ibushi. Sabre now holds tournament wins over Ibushi, Shingo Takagi and Tetsuya Naito.
The other unbeaten is Great-O-Khan. He beat Yujiro Takahashi on Sunday.
Also, KENTA pinned Tomohiro Ishii with a schoolboy after crashing Ishii into an exposed turnbuckle.
And Toru Yano used a low blow and a rollup to pin Tanga Loa.
Shingo Takagi had the non-tournament match. He pinned Yuji Nagata.
The G1 resumes on Wednesday with matches in the B Block.
On Saturday’s New Japan Strong...Ren Narita beat Fred Rosser...and Jay White beat Wheeler Yuta. After the match, White got into a brawl with Tomohiro Ishii...which ended with White laying out Ishii with a Bladerunner.
Back in Japan...
Syuri is the winner of Stardom’s 5 Star Grand Prix tournament. She beat Momo Watanabe in the tournament final on Saturday.
In Pro-Wrestling NOAH, the final four is set in the N-1 Victory tournament. Next Sunday, it’ll be Kaito Kiyomiya vs. Kenoh and Masakatsu Funaki vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima...with the winners meeting in the tournament final in the main event of that same show.
Impact Wrestling announced that its Knockouts Knockdown special on October 9th will include an 8-Woman, One-Night tournament...with the winner getting a Knockouts Title match.
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