Also, where does Samoa Joe go after his loss to Lesnar?
From the moment it was announced that Brock Lesnar would have his first Universal title defense at Great Balls of Fire, most viewed it simply as a stepping stone - some unfortunate schlub fed to the beast on his way to a more meaningful match at SummerSlam.
Below is the complete Great Balls of Fire match card. Reigns then threw Strowman into the ambulance, shut the doors and drove it into the backstage area.
So far, the number one question coming out of Sunday's show is, did Roman Reigns turn heel? The WWE's latest pay per view kicked off last night from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The iron man stipulation serves two purposes; to promote what should be a very strong match, and to end the feud once and for all.
When was the last time you genuinely felt like you'd be missing something if you skipped Monday Night Raw?
Raw Tag Team Champions Cesaro & Sheamus def.
I love Dean Ambrose and the Miz, but they definitely need fresh opponents as a lot of the crowd was using their particular match as either a bathroom or snack break.
Alexa Bliss retains the Raw Women's Championship. WWE CEO Vince McMahon found it amusing.
If anyone had any doubts going into Great Balls of Fire, those doubts were quickly put to rest by the quality of the matches. Joe and Lesnar have been involved in several altercations over the past month on episodes of WWE "Raw". Not everything was brilliant (just how tiresome was that Intercontinental Title match!?), but the positives managed to outweigh the negatives. Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas interfered enough to get the better of Ambrose, allowing Miz to hit the Skull-Crushing Finale to retain.
Alexa Bliss vs. Sasha Banks for the Raw Women's Championship: Creative breathed new life into Sasha Banks by having her win the gauntlet match and force Bliss to tap in a glorified handicap match. The championships seemed to be the back story here while the personal hatred was at the forefront. Essentially, the opportunity cost of Lesnar's "rare appearances" is that talented athletes like Balor and Joe won't necessarily get the chance to live up to their potential if an eventual Lesnar vs. Reigns rematch is the top priority for management.
Enzo might be the bigger star between him and Big Cass.
The match for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship has been scheduled for the kickoff show but it looks like a must watch as both superstars have been on fire recently. Not sure how Matt got his head cut open, but a doctor immediately went to check up on him after the match ended as ring crew (again hard at work) removed the blood stained top layer of the ring canvas. The story is not how quickly Big Cass won, it will be how Enzo bounces back.
For those who missed the show, Matt and his brother Jeff Hardy were unsuccessful in their attempt to regain the Raw Tag Team Championship from Sheamus and Cesaro.