Since the draft last year, it has felt like WWE has been running pay-per-views almost every weekend, so the gap between SummerSlam and No Mercy felt like an abnormally long one. The event touted as having a WrestleMania-worthy card has come and gone now though, and for the most part, it lived up to the hype. John Cena and Roman Reigns demonstrated exactly why both of them are top guys while Brock Lesnar survived and defeated a monster. No time for the Superstars to rest on their laurels though as they had Raw 24 hours later featuring all of the fallout from the pay-per-view.
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5. Roman Reigns Is Miz TV’s Special Guest
After The Miz defeated Jason Jordan at No Mercy, he couldn’t even wait until Raw to rub it in General Manager Kurt Angle‘s face. Before the pay-per-view came to a close, he and his Miztourage went to the GM’s office to gloat as well as to suggest opening Raw the next night with Miz TV featuring Roman Reigns. Angle loved the idea, and that’s exactly how Raw opened. Naturally though, as is almost always the case, Miz TV didn’t go to plan for its host. Instead the Intercontinental Champion and his guest began throwing barbs at each other to the point where The Big Dog challenged Miz to a match. The champ didn’t like the idea, but the GM did and booked the bout for later in the evening.
4. Goldust Doesn’t Need Finn’s Help
Finn Balor proved at No Mercy on Sunday night that he doesn’t necessarily need to transform into The Demon to enjoy success in the ring. Balor defeated Bray Wyatt without a drop of paint in sight. On Raw this past Monday, Balor addressed his win, citing that one of the men he did it for was Goldust who had been being tormented by The Eater of Worlds as of late. Well Goldust, back in his paint, informed the Irishman that he didn’t need or want Balor’s help. Balor explained that he meant no offense by the comments but clearly, that wasn’t enough. The veteran then went about delivering a vicious beat down to the first ever Universal Champion before taking his leave. He would regret it later in the night though as the former NXT Champion would win the match booked off the back of the attack.
3. Braun Goes On The Warpath
Braun Strowman did not fare as well as he would have liked against Brock Lesnar at No Mercy. The Monster Among Men did not manage to pry the Universal Championship away from The Beast and on Monday looked to take his frustration out on whoever happened to be in his way. That someone happened to be Curt Hawkins. Lucky for Hawkins, the match never started, so his losing streak wasn’t added to. Unlucky for Hawkins he wound up getting slammed through the LED wall at the top of the entrance way. Braun then asked for someone who would give him a real fight and in typical lunatic fashion, Dean Ambrose answered the call. Needless to say, Ambrose lasted a lot longer than Hawkins did, but he still wound up losing to the infuriated Strowman.
2. Enzo’s Title Celebration Goes Awry
There was just one title change at No Mercy and it was an extremely surprising one. Enzo Amore defeated Neville for the Cruiserweight Championship. During the final segment of Raw, the new champ arranged himself a title celebration, but the festivities were interrupted by the entire 205 Live roster. Amore’s fellow cruiserweights have had enough of Amore making a mockery of their division and voiced their frustrations through their King, Neville. Despite having Kurt Angle sign a no-contact clause, Smacktalker Skywalker suffered a beatdown at the hands of the former champion, and when he tried to escape he was met by a wall of 205 Live competitors.
1. The Miztourage Decimate Roman Reigns
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As per the orders of Raw General Manager Kurt Angle following their coming together on Miz TV earlier in the evening, Roman Reigns and The Miz squared off in a non-title match. Considering the storm that Reigns weathered against John Cena the night before, it was never likely that Miz was going to pick up a win against The Big Dog. He didn’t, of course, and despite constant interference from Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel, Reigns picked up the win. It was Miz and his buddies who got the last laugh though. The three of them delivered a vicious beat down to the former Shield man, finishing with a Skull Crushing Finale face first into a steel chair. The Miz then rubbed salt into the wound by getting his Miztourage to join fists with him Shield-style over a motionless Roman Reigns.
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