DENVER — Seth Rollins talked the talk, and he walked the walk … until Braun Strowman put him in the ground. The Kingslayer’s plan to defy expectations by challenging Strowman ended in the same familiar fashion as The Monster Among Men’s other conquests — Running Powerslam, 1-2-3 — though not before the Raw Tag Team Champion landed some impressive maneuvers of his own after a brief brawl outside the ring.
Being a lunatic certainly has its advantages. Unpredictability, fearlessness and a pretty solid win-loss record, to name a few. That said, whatever voice in Dean Ambrose’s head compelled him to fight Braun Strowman on Raw certainly didn’t do the Raw Tag Team Champion any long-term favors, though it did carry the The Lunatic Fringe to an impressive, if ultimately fruitless, effort against The Monster Among Men.
The Miz has gotten a lot of attention, both good and bad, for speaking his mind lately, but the Intercontinental Champion’s famous gift of gab may have finally gotten him into more trouble than it’s worth.
When The A-Lister confronted Kurt Angle over failing to schedule an Intercontinental Title Match for WWE No Mercy, the Raw General Manager countered that he had planned a Fatal 4-Way Match for tonight to determine Miz’s next challenger at that very pay-per-view. The participants? Elias, both Hardy Boyz and Angle’s son, Jason Jordan.
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In just two weeks, Roman Reigns, Finn Bálor, Seth Rollins, Bray Wyatt and Samoa Joe will battle in an Extreme Rules Fatal 5-Way that just might change the course of the New Era. And apparently, none of them feels like waiting until then to fight.
In the middle of a match between Reigns and Wyatt — sanctioned by Kurt Angle after Reigns interrupted The Reaper of Souls’ opening sermon, wherein he claimed he was the only man who could defeat Brock Lesnar — Samoa Joe crashed the ring and locked The Big Dog in the Coquina Clutch, much to Wyatt's delight.