WWE’s first present following a relatively game-changing Summerslam, takes place from Houston, Texas’ Toyota Middle. Coming a day after Triple H’s relatively loud proclamation that now we’re watching HIS WWE, we return to the venue that housed what was in all probability the largest exhibit of his relatively notorious “International Localization” plan. On January 25, 2020, the day earlier than the Royal Rumble from Houston’s Minute Maid Park, we didn’t get an NXT Takeover. No. We bought a cross-over occasion. Much like the fashionable format of Survivor Sequence. It was NXT vs NXT UK. This got here within the type of the second annual and sadly final World’s Collide occasion. The earlier yr, it was only a present taped in Wrestlemania Axxess, nevertheless it adopted the identical context of NXT vs NXT UK vs 205 Stay vs decrease card Uncooked & Smackdown expertise. Again when 205 Stay was its personal model. Whereas it lacked the extreme “consequence of competitors” storytelling that made NXT Takeovers, it nonetheless had massive, spectacular matches. With that historical past lesson out of the way in which, let’s check out the WWE Uncooked card for August 1, 2022.
WWE Uncooked Card for August 1, 2022
Roman Reigns retained his Unified Common WWE Championship after fairly actually burying Brock Lesnar underneath rubble. This got here after overcoming a literal tractor crashing into and lifting up the ring throughout their Final Man Standing Match.
Nonetheless, that now makes Roman Reigns’ subsequent match unique to the Smackdown model. A minimum of in principle. As we’ve seen that not-so-infallible model break up reveals the identical cracks it did within the later years of its earlier incarnation. Will Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre present up on Uncooked to advertise Conflict In The Fort this week?
The Immediately Revived Girls’s Division
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The tip of Summerslam’s first match featured the largest assertion of the Triple H regime. After Becky Lynch and Bianca Belair lastly buried the hatchet, none apart from Bayley re-appeared. However she wasn’t alone. Beside her appeared the “nearly out the door” Io Shirai. Now referred to as IYO SKY. An Anglicized model of the way in which her first identify is pronounced and a surname primarily based on her “Genius Of The Sky” nickname. It’s by far the perfect of all of those pressured renames we’ve seen throughout the previous yr. As there may be an precise logic behind the identify.
Nevertheless it wasn’t simply Bayley and IYO SKY showing that had followers in aye. Because the third individual launched is prone to be probably the most spectacular one but: Dakota Kai. After two very awkward makes an attempt at a essential roster debut, return to NXT, out-of-nowhere reunion with Raquel Gonzalez, and subsequent Tag Group title win and loss within the span of three days, she was seemingly fired on April 29, 2022.
The plain query now could be how ALL of those new items will fall into place inside a Girls’s division which, all issues thought of, was very emaciated beforehand.
After weeks of the relatively apparent vignettes signaling his return, he made his return formally at Summerslam. Aiding the Mysterios in defeating The Judgment Day. Out as soon as once more to the rising elevator and The Brood theme and sun shades, Edge now seems to be to re-invent himself once more. Let’s see if he has higher luck now.
However we’ve got to surprise how issues will match. If Edge is to assist The Mysterio’s its 3 vs 2 in favor of the babyfaces. Will Judgment Day recruit one other male wrestler to their group? Or will Edge go solo in his quest for vengeance? What of Rhea Ripley? She appeared primed to be the centerpiece of the Girls’s division heading into Cash In The Financial institution. However a concussion and a company shakedown appear to color her now because the odd one out of your complete red-brands Girls’s Division.
When Will Seth vs Riddle Occur Then?
Over the week, Seth Rollins vs Riddle was taken out of Summerslam for storyline causes. The phrase going is that WWE didn’t need to waste the match-up with pointless rematches. One other marker of the brand new inventive regime maybe. Nonetheless, the 2 didn’t sit out Summerslam. As Riddle appeared and was but once more attacked by Seth Rollins. Will Riddle in some way get an opportunity to retaliate?
It will appear the match is now slated to occur at Conflict At The Fort. However that isn’t official but. We’ll have to attend and see for the follow-up after the assault in Summerslam.
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