Liam Hoofe with his weekly Raw rankings…
This Sunday night, WWE presented SummerSlam, their second biggest PPV of the year [read our review here]. Despite many fans’ predictions, the show was actually a huge success, and it did a great job of mixing things up in the WWE. Three new champions were crowned at the show, and all three of them made an appearance on last night’s Raw.
The company will be hoping to keep the momentum from the event going as they head towards their next PPV, Hell in a Cell. Let’s take a look at what happened on last night’s Raw, and where everybody is standing following SummerSlam.
- Bobby Lashley defeated Baron Corbin (** 1/4)
- The Riott Squad defeated Sasha Banks, Bayley, and Ember Moon (** 3/4)
- Dean Ambrose defeated Dolph Ziggler (*** 1/4)
- Elias defeated Curt Hawkins (Squash)
- The Authors of Pain defeated Titus Worldwide (* 1/2)
- Scott Dawson defeated Bo Dallas (* 1/2)
- Dash Wilder defeated Curtis Axel (*)
- Roman Reigns defeated Finn Balor (****)
10: The B-Team
The B-Team just about cling on to their place on this list following both men’s defeats to Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson on this week’s Raw. The tag-team champions are hanging on to their belts by a thread at the moment and picked up one of the luckiest wins ever at SummerSlam this past weekend.
The group still remain incredibly over though, so don’t be surprised to see the WWE drag their title reign out a little bit longer.
9: Ruby Riott
Ruby Riott made an impact this week when she picked up a victory for The Riott Squad when she pinned Sasha Banks after a Riott Kick in their six women tag-team match. The Riott Squad have been slowing picking up some momentum in recent weeks, and this was their biggest victory, and one of their better performances, so far.
8: Bobby Lashley
Bobby Lashley has not really had a clear program in recent weeks, and it will be interesting to see if he is elevated into the Universal title picture now that Lesnar has dropped the belt.
The former US champion had a quick match with Constable Corbin on this week’s Raw that was fairly average. He picked up the victory, but he probably shouldn’t have been booked to look so equal with a guy who got squashed 24 hours prior. Either way, a victory is a victory, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see the company push Lashley in the coming weeks.
7: Dolph Ziggler
Dolph Ziggler has had a pretty terrible 48 hours. First, he lost his Intercontinental title to Seth Rollins at SummerSlam, and then he ate a dirty deeds and was defeated by Dean Ambrose on last night’s Raw.
Despite the defeats though, Ziggler has put on two excellent performances back to back and is one of the most consistent wrestlers on Raw at the moment. His inevitable split with Drew McIntyre has plenty of promise, though, I expect we will see a tag-team match at Hell in a Cell first.
6: Braun Strowman
Braun has not had the best of luck cashing in his briefcase these past few days. First, he gets mugged off by Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam, and then he got put through a table by The Shield on last night’s Raw.
I like the way they are booking Braun at the minute though, and it’s a fairly refreshing take on the Money in the Bank cash-in situation. Maybe, Braun gets so frustrated at trying to win the belt fairly, that he goes against what he has been saying and just takes the easy win. Either way, I’m interested in how this is going to pan out.
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