Last night on WWE RAW, Seth Rollins faced Damian Priest and Shinsuke Nakamura in the first Triple Threat match. Rollins picked up the victory by hitting a Frog Splash and a Pedigree on Nakamura.
In the second Triple Threat match, Cody Rhodes faced Finn Balor and The Miz. Brock Lesnar interfered in the match and attacked Rhodes. Balor then hit a Coup De Grace on the A-Lister to win the match. However, Seth Rollins defeated Finn Balor in the main event of RAW to advance to the final of the tournament.
As Triple H said during the Backlash press conference, another two triple threat matches will take place on the upcoming SmackDown. AJ Styles, Austin Theory, Bobby Lashley, Edge, Rey Mysterio, and Sheamus compete in the tournament on the blue brand’s side.
Many fans wonder why SmackDown stars compete for the World Heavyweight Championship. Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer noted that WWE and AEW are competing with NBA to save their viewership this week. That’s why all the shows have loaded cards.
“I will tell you Monday, Friday, and Wednesday, all three of those shows were booked 100% to hail mary. ‘We got to try to save as much as we can.’ AEW is basically booking a pay-per-view on Wednesday night. They’re coming back and putting the Raw World Title…if people are wondering why the Raw World Title is in a tournament on SmackDown, this is the reason – because they know a normal show right now will do a poor number, so they cannot do a normal show this week. AEW knows the same thing. We know what these numbers will end up doing…..wrestling fans are definitely getting benefited greatly by the fact that both of these promotions know that this is a bad week with that Warriors/Lakers series.”H/T WrestlingNews.co
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