Round-Up

Rasslin Round-Up: 10th – 17th July ’16

With the draft coming up next week, and Battleground hitting our screens a week from today, things are heating up. Let’s get to it!

RAW

Battle Royal for Number One Contendership for the Intercontinental Title – Darren Young wins after Apollo Crews and Baron Corbin eliminate each other.

Sheamus vs. Zack Ryder – Sheamus wins by pinfall.

Breezango vs. Lucha Dragons – Breezango wins, with Tyler Breeze pinning Kalisto.

Kevin Owens vs. Cesaro – Kevin Owens wins by pinfall.

Heath Slater vs. Titus O’Neil – Titus O’Neil picks up a victory by pinfall. 

The New Day visited the Wyatt Family compound, and almost looked like getting the upper hand when suddenly hundreds of fireflies and sheep masks showed up to put the fear of Wyatt into them.

Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson vs. Enzo & Big Cass – Enzo and Big Cass win by disqualification after AJ Styles interferes, but don’t come out happy.

Sasha Banks vs. Dana Brooke – Dana taps out to the Bank Statement.

Vince McMahon announced that Shane McMahon will be Commissioner of SmackDown, while Stephanie McMahon will be Commissioner of RAW.


NXT

Finn Balor vs. Shinsuke Nakamura – Shinsuke Nakamura wins by pinfall. 


SmackDown

Sasha Banks vs. Dana Brooke – Dana taps out to the Bank Statement, but Sasha takes a beating from Women’s Champion Charlotte.

Rusev vs. Dolph Ziggler – Dolph Ziggler pins Rusev, after Zack Ryder interferes.

AJ Styles & Karl Anderson vs. Enzo & Big Cass – Enzo taps out to the Calf Crusher.

Tyler Breeze vs. Kalisto – Kalisto wins by pinfall.

Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin Owens – match ends prematurely due to interference by Seth Rollins, and is restarted as a tag-team match.

Seth Rollins & Kevin Owens vs. Dean Ambrose & Sami Zayn – Seth and Kevin pick up the victory, with Seth successfully pinning Sami.


Cruiserweight Classic

Gran Metalik vs. Alejandro Saez – Metalik wins by pinfall. Saez is eliminated.

Ho Ho Lun vs. Ariya Daivari – Lun wins by pinfall, eliminating Daivari.

Clement Petiot vs. Cedric Alexander – Alezander wins by pinfall, eliminating Petiot.

Kota Ibushi vs. Sean Maluta – Ibushi wins by pinfall, eliminating Maluta.


Other News

The Cruiserweight Classic came to an official start this week! Four matches have been broadcast, meaning the 32 competitors are now down to 28.

We are now only days away from SmackDown moving to a live broadcast on Tuesdays, starting with the superstar draft on the 19th of July.

Brock Lesnar has come under heavy suspicion, having been flagged for a suspected Anti-Doping violation after his UFC 200 appearance, stemming from a test on June 28. The WWE released a statement to Fox News distancing themselves from the issue, simply observing, “Brock Lesnar has not performed for WWE since WrestleMania, which was held in April, and is not scheduled to return until Sunday, August 21.”

Roman Reigns is scheduled to return from his 30 day suspension at the Battleground pay-per-view this coming Sunday, with the official end of his suspension falling midweek, after the superstar draft on SmackDown.