Round-Up

Rasslin Round-Up: 24th – 31st July, ’16

It’s been a big week! No title changes from last week’s Battleground pay-per-view, so let’s get straight in to the week’s events starting from RAW!


RAW

Cesaro vs. Rusev vs. Kevin Owens vs. Finn Balor fatal fourway – Finn Balor gets a successful pin on Rusev to take it, qualifying for the main event.
Nia Jax vs. Britt Baker – Nia Jax squashes her opponent, picking up an easy victory.
Chris Jericho vs. Sheamus vs. Roman Reigns vs. Sami Zayn – Reigns speared Jericho for a successful pinfall, qualifying himself for the main event.
Curtis Axel vs. Neville – the returning Neville gets the victory by pinfall.
Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks – Sasha makes Charlotte tap out to become Women’s Champion!
Braun Strowman vs. James Ellsworth – Another squash for another easy victory, Strowman walking out looking strong.
Enzo & Big Cass vs. The Shining Stars – Big Cass gets the pin after the Golden Truth interfere on a Pokemon hunt.
Finn Balor vs. Roman Reigns – Balor pins Reigns, getting the number one contender spot for SummerSlam.


SmackDown Live

Battle Royal – Apollo Crews eliminated Kane for the win.
Becky Lynch vs. Natalya – Natalya taps out to Becky’s Dis-Arm-Her, giving Lynch the victory.
The Miz vs. Randy Orton – Orton wins by pinfall.
Bray Wyatt vs. Baron Corbin vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Apollo Crews vs. AJ Styles vs. John Cena – Ziggler pins AJ Styles for the victory, earning himself the number one contender spot for SummerSlam.


NXT

Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Wesley Blake – Nakamura wins by pinfall.
Billie Kay vs. Santana Garrett – Billie Kay wins by pinfall.
TM61 vs. Rob Risen and Adrian Nails – TM61 wins, with Shane pinning Adrian.
No Way Jose vs. Steve Cutler – No Way Jose wins by pinfall.
Buddy Murphy vs. Kota Ibushi – Ibushi wins by pinfall.


Cruiserweight Classic

Tyson Dux vs. Zack Sabre Jr – Zack Sabre Jr wins by submission.
Drew Gulak vs. Harv Sihra – Sihra taps out, giving Gulak the victory.
Anthony Bennett vs. Tony Nese – Nese wins by pinfall.
Raul Mendoza vs. Brian Kendrick – Kendrick wins by submission.


Other News

Stephanie McMahon and Mick Foley had an announcement on RAW this week: superstars on RAW will now be fighting for the WWE Universal Championship. Finn Balor and Seth Rollins are set to face one another at SummerSlam to determine who will first hold this title. Meanwhile, Dolph Ziggler has become number one contender for the WWE Championship, set to face champion Dean Ambrose at SummerSlam.

This was also a big week for debuts! Neville made his return from injury, as well as Finn Balor and Nia Jax making their main roster in-ring debuts.

Brock Lesnar has been advertised as returning to next week’s RAW, despite the recent failed drug tests from UFC. 

To end on a happy note, Rusev and Lana tied the knot this week! Big congratulations to the two of them!