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Tanahashi vs. Yoshi-Hashi, well I thought it was about the lamest thing I’ve ever seen. Your thoughts?

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Did he say medium well?

When Brock Lesnar was backstage talking to Paul Heyman on Monday Night Raw this week, I was only half listening because I don’t watch Brock Lesnar to hear him talk. But it’s worth revisiting, and actually listening this time, for what he allegedly says in here:

“I’d much rather be at home on my couch in my house. Now why don’t you go do something like get me a steak, medium well, baked potato, steamed broccoli.”

My god, he did say it.

That’s it. This cannot stand. Roman Reigns must defeat Brock Lesnar to become Universal champion, and send his medium well ordering ass back to UFC.

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Kenny’s Opponent for All In

With matches being announced every week on BTE it's only a matter of time before Kenny's match is announced. My questions are: who will he be facing? And will it be for the IWGP heavyweight belt? I'd love to hear your predictions! I've got him in a non-title match with Pentagon Jr, but who knows!

Apologies if you think this should be posted elsewhere, but this subreddit is the only one I actively follow and I'm genuinely interested in your predictions.

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Raw viewers up for big returns

Both Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey made their respective returns to Monday Night Raw this week and, unsurprisingly, viewership was up. This week’s show drew 2.90 million viewers, up from last week’s 2.78 million. That’s the highest number Raw has done in a month.

Most of the audience stuck around for the entirety of the show too.

Hour one: 2.87 million
Hour two: 3.01 million
Hour three: 2.81 million

Say what you will about Lesnar, or Roman Reigns, or the build to yet another match between them at SummerSlam, it looks to be working for now. We’ll see if that changes next week.

For complete results and the live blog for Raw this week click here. To read a complete recap and review of all the night’s events click here. To watch highlights of the show click here.

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and never really hung out together · ” Scotty said. “But · Brian Christopher‘s longtime tag team partner Scotty 2 Hotty honored his friend with an Instagram post saying the pair created “magic that wi · EVERY single time that we went through that curtain · never roomed together · services for Christopher will be on Friday in Memphis. Read the post from Scotty below.   The post Scotty 2 Hotty Remembers Brian Christop · we made magic together.” He went on to say they truly were “too cool” and that he’d miss Brian. Garland now works for WWE as a coach at the

Scotty 2 Hotty Remembers Brian Christopher: “We Made Magic Together”

Brian Christopher‘s longtime tag team partner Scotty 2 Hotty honored his friend with an Instagram post saying the pair created “magic that will never be replaced.”

Scotty — real name Scott Garland — posted an image on Instagram of the last time he was in the ring with Christopher and Rikishi.  He noted differences with his partner but said that all went out the window when their music hit.

“Brian and I were different people outside of the ring. We never traveled together, never roomed together, and never really hung out together,” Scotty said. “But, EVERY single time that we went through that curtain, we made magic together.”

He went on to say they truly were “too cool” and that he’d miss Brian.

Garland now works for WWE as a coach at the Performance Center in Orlando. His tribute follows a touching post by Rikishi on Monday.

As we reported earlier today, services for Christopher will be on Friday in Memphis.

Read the post from Scotty below.

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There’s a real ‘For a Better 205 Live’ comic & IT’LL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

And my saying that isn’t over-the-top, because as a follower of Drew’s principles, I’d never partake in needlessly ostentatious shenanigans like hyperbole.

You’re seen the buttons, signs and shirts. But have you read the comic book? Now, you can learn about the dangers of high flying, chanting, wrestling in masks and other flashy stuff ruining your favorite WWE Network program focused on sub-205 pound competitors in a handy-dandy illustrated parable from the #1 contender for the Cruiserweight Title, Drew Gulak!

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Remember kids. Safe and sound, feet on the ground.

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Jerry Lawler comments on his son’s passing, investigation into his death

Services will be held for Brian Christopher Lawler this Friday, Aug. 3 in Memphis, according to Fox 13. In sharing the details with the television station, Brian’s father, WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler, also made his first public comments about his son’s death.

Brian died on Sunday (July 29) in hospital after being found hanging in his jail cell at Hardeman County Jail the night before.

“The King” spoke to Fox’s Zach Crenshaw and said he was “glad” he was able to make it from North Carolina to Memphis in order “to hold his son’s hand when his heart stopped beating around 3:30 p.m.”

Lawler said he and his family have heard from thousands expressing support, and voiced their appreciation for their sentiments.

He also briefly commented on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI)’s routine examination of the circumstances surrounding Brian’s death. AJC.com reported Lawler as saying, “there may be more to than this than meets the eye”, but the website wrote that TBI asked him not to comment further until their investigation is complete.

Fox 13 has also spoken to a Memphis attorney, Jeff Rosenblum, who is pushing for an independent review of the events which preceded and followed Brian’s hanging. Rosenblum is not identified as being affiliated with Jerry or the Lawler family.

Brian’s memorial will take place Friday at Hope Church, 8500 Walnut Grove Road in Memphis. Visitation is at 12 p.m. with a service to follow at 2 p.m.

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Cody vs. Aldis is (finally) official, and ALL IN has a theme song

You may have assumed that Cody Rhodes was always going to face Nick Aldis for the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship at ALL IN on Sept. 1 in Chicago. I know I did, especially after Aldis defeated Flip Gordon.

But it wasn’t official until “The Dealer” said it was, so…

Aldis has agreed to the match because Cody put his “Ring of Honor” up as collateral. Meaning that if Nick wins in Sears Centre and then Rhodes reclaim the ROH World Championship in the future, he owes The Brit that belt, I guess?

It’s kind of confusing, and honestly a pretty underwhelming conclusion to one of ALL IN’s few angles. But it’s delivered in the usual excellently produced Ten Pounds of Gold package from the NWA, and manages to add some nice heat with Rhodes closing taunt regarding who the champ beat to get his strap:

“While I was beating Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi, all you did was beat a 53 year old history teacher for that title!”

The video also gives us our first taste of Downstait’s official theme song for Cody and The Young Buck’s event, appropriately titled “All In”.

You still putting your chips on the table, Cagesiders?

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Braun Strowman is a liar

Mr. Monster in the Bank Braun Strowman promised us, the WWE Universe, he would cash-in his contract for a Universal Title match the next time oft-absent Champ Brock Lesnar showed up on Raw.

Brock Lesnar was on the show last night (July 30). He even eventually, grudgingly appeared in the ring. You know who never shared a scene with him, and definitely didn’t call for a match when The Beast Incarnate was in the squared circle F-5ing General Manager Kurt Angle, punking Constable Corbin and choking his own Advocate, Paul Heyman?

That big lying liar Braun Strowman.

It was frustrating enough our crack video team of Cain A. Knight and Stef Hatala made the above video about it. It infuriated my man Kyle Decker because the creative team had ample opportunity to explain why a cash-in wasn’t feasible or legitimate, and they punted on each:

In fact, there’s a perfectly logical explanation for all of this. A Money in the Bank cash-in just triggers a regular match. One with the usual “champion’s advantage”. Braun could call out Lesnar or storm the ring while he’s in there, use the briefcase and… Brock could just bounce. Strowman wins by countout, Lesnar’s still champ, and the contract is out of play until next year’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view (PPV).

A simple scene or refresher from the announcers could have made that all clear, to fans and to Strowman’s character.

But it wasn’t. Maybe WWE didn’t notice they were having Braun go back on his promise by not addressing the cash-in. Maybe they knew the viewers who care about those kinds of details would figure out their own solution (or, as I like to call it when I do it, overthink things).

Either way, Strowman’s a liar.

Just don’t tell him I said so.

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