Following an up and down SummerSlam 2016 on Sunday, WWE Raw will be coming back to Brooklyn on Monday. Here are all the things you need to know about WWE Raw August 22, 2016 complete with previews and live stream links.
Universal Champion Finn Balor injured?
“The Demon King” Finn Balor became the first-ever WWE Universal Champion at SummerSlam when he defeated Seth Rollins after hitting the Coup De Grace. In addition to the depressing “bloody look” of the new championship, Balor might have suffered a serious injury.
According to PWInsider, Balor’s right arm was in a sling following the event and there is some concern that he might require surgery. The injury reportedly happened after Rollins hit him with the small package driver.
The report noted that Finn Balor will be re-examined tomorrow to know the severity of his injury. He is also scheduled to appear on Good Morning America at 8AM ET, along with new WWE Women’s champion, Charlotte.
What’s next for Brock Lesnar?
Brock Lesnar bloodied and brutalize Randy Orton at SummerSlam by putting a big cut on his forehead. Some fans are saying that it was planned but the cut probably came from a stiff elbow by Lesnar. In the image below, you can see that the massive gash does not look like it came from blading.
TW: Blood and gore
This is what Brock Lesnar did to Randy Orton. The show was a literal mess. 😳 pic.twitter.com/WrtBg7yQxf
— Ja Darauay (@JaDarauay) August 22, 2016
The Beast also hit an F5 to SmackDown Live commissioner Shane McMahon to end the show. It is expected that Lesnar will be taking his long hibernation and it might be written as a suspension for taking out an authority figure.
Charlotte is now a two-time WWE Women’s Champion
Many fans were shocked when Sasha Banks lost to Charlotte at SummerSlam. With the victory, the Nature Boy’s daughter became the first-ever two-time WWE Women’s champion.
Several rumors started to swirl why The Boss dropped her title quickly. Some of the speculations include a legitimate injury, hiatus for her honeymoon and violation of the WWE Wellness Policy since Sasha is not advertised to any shows until September 23.
However, Sasha losing the title has been planned since last week. According to WrestleZone, Banks was given some time off to heal up some nagging injuries. She has taken several nasty bumps in the past several months.
Other things to watch out for WWE Raw August 22, 2016 include Rusev’s retaliation against Roman Reigns and The New Day celebrating the one-year anniversary of their title reign. Finally, Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens will likely brag about their win over Enzo Amore and Big Cass.
WWE Raw August 22, 2016 TV Schedule
- Venue: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York
- Time: 8/7 PM C
- Channel: USA Network
WWE Raw August 22, 2016 Live Stream
- Live Stream: USA Live TV
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