In Dave Meltzer’s review of this week’s Raw in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, he recapped the main event segment where Mick Foley was defending all the progressive accomplishments Raw has had since the brand split. He mentioned Raw had the first women’s main event in 12 years and the first ever women’s Hell in a Cell match. You would think saying the first ever women’s match to main event a major WWE PPV would’ve been more impressive? Well according to Meltzer:
“They are still banned from saying that Charlotte vs. Banks was the main event at Hell in a Cell. So weird.”
After his altercation with Chris Jericho on WWE’s international tour, Sin Cara was reportedly ‘exiled’ to the Smackdown brand for the rest of the dates, and came very close to getting released outright for his third rumoured backstage bust-up. According to PWInsider and the Wrestling Observer, however, it looks like WWE are imposing their own brand of locker room justice instead.
Sin Cara was apparently flown home by WWE after the last international tour date, but for some reason wasn’t flown into Buffalo, New York, where Raw took place this week. This meant he had to fly in from Europe and then drive six hours to get to Raw. And then when he got there, he wasn’t allowed into the talent dressing room and had to change in the extras’ dressing room with the fake security guards from the Lesnar/Goldberg segment.
It was reported a few weeks ago that Randy Orton would be missing Survivor Series this weekend because his wife is due to give birth around the same time. The Wrestling Observer is now reporting Orton will work Survivor Series, but will miss the following week’s Smackdown Live show because he’s taking time off. He’ll return FROM OUTTA NOWHERE the week after.
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