AJ Styles TURNS HEEL With WWE Bullet Club! MAJOR WWE NXT STARS DEBUT?! | WrestleTalk News July 2019

AJ Styles TURNS HEEL With WWE Bullet Club! MAJOR WWE NXT STARS DEBUT?! | WrestleTalk News July 2019

AJ Styles turns heel and reunites the Bullet
Club in WWE! Two major NXT stars debut on the main roster! And the Raw stage has been
potentially been destroyed. But we’ll be right back after this match restarts. And
Paige shoots on WWE creative! Click the timestamps in the video description
below to go straight to any of those stories. I’m Oli Davis, urging you to have a superclick
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our question of the day in the comments: What do you want to see from Paul Heyman booking
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above my head to give your rating of the show – where you can choose from: RawSome, Cor,
AVRAWGE, Poor and RawFul – as I review the 1st July episode of Monday Night Raw! After a rivalry that’s seen arm wrestling
contests and tug of war battles, Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley opened the episode in a
Falls Count Anywhere, But Mainly Before Every Commercial Break Match – which quickly saw
Braun spectacularly tackle Lashley through the LCD screen, causing the whole set to black
out and setting off the last few years of pyro WWE have been storing up.
WWE are literally now chucking ideas at a wall.
It was so shocking, Corey Graves said holy s-word, and later on, Michael Cole uttered
a team even more non-PG… hospital. But this was a genuinely amazing visual and
a wild start to the episode – particularly how they held on one static shot backstage
for ages with no commentary team, for Braun and Bobby to eventually be stretchered off.
Where, for even more realism points, Strowman didn’t flip any ambulances!
After that settled down, we got the Viking DON’T MENTION THE WAR EXPERIENCE Raiders
vs The New Day for a few minutes before Samoa Joe attacked Xavier Woods, meaning this match
will be restarted after this commercial break with Kofi Kingston and Joe joining the faces
and heels respectively. Even though Joe has been completely botched
by this year’s booking. And last year’s booking. And the year before that. He’s
such an intense performer he made you believe in his and Kofi’s feud just a week in. And
he even gave Kingston his first match loss since becoming WWE Champion, choking him out
in the Coquina Clutch- a vital victory to make us believe he could beat Kofi at Extreme
Rules. …Drake Maverick finally took his blindfolded
wife on their honeymoon… to reveal it’s just backstage at Raw – where she gave him
the ultimatum of it’s either her or the 24/7 title.
Cue a series of skits of R-Truth taunting Maverick for choosing his wife like a loser…
until …Drake Maverick snapped at the end, hit Truth with his luggage and regained the
24/7 Championship! Then we got Mean Charly Caruso badly segwaying
from how in demand the 24/7 title is, to the WWE main roster’s latest debuts also being
in demand (come on Buddy Murphy, please finally be Buddy Murphy)… The current NXT tag champions
the Street Profits. STOP DOING NXT WRONG.
Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford proceeded to cut a charismatic promo, and then later butted
in on her interview with Paul Heyman to do the same.
Despite this episode somewhat feeling like a soft reset of Raw, it unfortunately wasn’t
resett-y enough to rid us of The OmniShane! Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre cut an in-ring
promo trashing Roman Reigns and The Undertaker, which brought out the Deadman to cut a promo
about souls, blah, eternal damnation, blah blah, please let me retire, blah, I’m worried
I’m ruining my own legacy, blah blah blah, rest in peace. From one Midcard Vortex to another, Lacey
Evans took on Natalya with Baron Corbin in her corner. Lacey and Baron’s in-ring styles
are actually quite similar. Their individual spots are quite cool, it’s the long stretches
in between that drag. Baron tripped Natalya to give Lacey the win.
Elias and The Miz both got a fall each early on in their, yep, you guessed it, random 2
out of 3 falls match, for Miz to win overall. There are a lot of falls in WWE now, and Miz
and Elias sadly might be two of the biggest – trapped in a repetitive series of matches
since WrestleMania as just a proxy for Reigns and McMahon.
Then if Raw wasn’t weird enough already, WWE put on the oddest part of the show. In
a stilted backstage promo with Caruso, actual real-life couple Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins
continued to show no onscreen romantic chemistry, where they awkwardly bantered and smiled about
their relationship’s power dynamics. Which I presume Seth eventually won by just bringing
up his bank account. Smash that glass ceiling, Becky Lynch.
But really the two top champions in their respective divisions on Raw was just a backdrop
to burying Mike Kannelis – a man who had the audacity to re-sign with the company just
two weeks ago. As a poster boy for those who choose to stay
with WWE rather than jump ship to AEW, Mike’s loyalty was repaid by having Maria Kanellis
call him her bitch, him tapping out to Becky’s Disarmher… Disarmhim… Disarmperson in
their following intergender tag match, and then Maria faked she’s pregnant to stop
Lynch beating her up – which Mike got really excited about… until she told him he’s
not man enough to get her pregnant. Maybe she should get the Man Becky Lynch to put
a baby in her next time. This was fascinating. In a way that drunk
people having sloppy, shoving fights is fascinating. In that it’s perversely entertaining, but
ultimately, rather sad. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross continued to play
out their tired story that ruins one of their characters in A Moment of Bliss segment next,
which turned into Carmella rolling up Alexa in seconds, and then Nikki beating Carmella.
This is a terrible storyline. But the main event, and the night-long story
building it up, was genuinely really well told. Building off AJ Styles criticising his
former Bullet Club partners Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson for not taking themselves seriously
enough, Galanderson flipped it around and stirred the pot between AJ and Ricochet.
AJ’s insecurity and rash-decision making – which is a long term part of his character,
no matter how many times they seem to drop it – prompted him to challenge Ricochet to
another match, but this time for the US title – which they both agreed upon with the age-old
show of respect, slapping each other in the face.
They got the main event spot – continuing WWE’s build of Ricochet while Aleister Black
feuds with a cupboard – and AJ shockingly won with a Phenomenal Forearm just a few minutes
in. Ricochet’s foot was under the ropes, though, so this match will be restarted after
the commercial break! After which Ricochet rolled AJ up to retain his title. But then
Styles turned heel beating down Ricochet and reuniting with The Club, and hitting a Styles
Clash from the 2nd rope! Finally a real main event heel faction! Save
us, AJ! He’s the only one strong enough to escape the gravitational pull of Baron
Corbin’s Midcard Vortex! This was a very entertaining episode, with
the chaotic opening, AJ Styles’ heel turn, and the weird Kanellis stuff. Even randomly
calling up the NXT tag champions didn’t fill me with dread. This week’s Raw – for
the first time in ages – is Cor! Now over to Luke with the news… Great review, Oli – but how much of an impact
did Paul Heyman have on the show? Well according to the feedback we’ve had
from the Swaft Nation, quite a bit. With a few noticeable differences like the Falls
Count Anywhere madness at the top of the show and the random cameo from NXT Tag Team Champions
Street Profits. Even former ECW colleagues of Heyman have said that his fingerprints
were on the show. With former ECW Champion Taz tweeting that Heyman struck again after
the Bobby Lashley and Braun Strowman angle, and WrestleTalk Superfan Lance Storm urging
his followers that he can feel Heyman on the show already. What’s wrong with saying “urge”?
However according to PWInsider, this likely isn’t the case. Mike Johnson noted on his
website that from those he spoke to backstage at Raw, “there was no real discernable difference
compared to the last few weeks of TV tapings with the addition of Paul Heyman as the Executive
Director of the brand.” When Heyman and Eric Bischoff were announced to be overseeing
the creative of Raw and Smackdown last week, one report suggested that we wouldn’t feel
their influence right away – likely not until after Extreme Rules in a couple of weeks.
Johnson has doubled down on this report, saying that, “Heyman’s new ideas and direction
will be implemented slowly.” Dave Meltzer on Figure Four Online has conversely
reported that Heyman did have more influence on last night’s Raw episode, however he
does add that it’s not his show completely at this point.
The same goes for Eric Bischoff. Although he was advertised for this week’s Smackdown
in an email blast last week, there is no confirmation that he’ll be on the show as an authority
figure – and reports suggest that his fingerprints definitely won’t be felt until after Extreme
Rules. Bischoff will be at Smackdown this week, but Meltzer claims the episode will
not be his. One of the big changes we might see is a new
set design for Monday Night Raw – with the very reliable WrestleVotes posting on Twitter
that the opening Falls Count Anywhere match might have kickstarted the replacement process.
They tweeted: “WWE was / is in the process of having a new stage designed and built.
I wonder if this speeds up its debut.” Someone who feels more needs to change than
just the set is Paige. It seems that every week in 2019 has seen different names crop
up in the WrestleTalk News about their frustrations with WWE creative – with Jon Moxley tearing
into the creative process on Chris Jericho’s podcast, and Luke Harper publicly tweeting
about his frustrations and desires to leave WWE, along with a slew of names who also have
reported grievances backstage. Paige is the latest name to join this list,
recently being interviewed by British tabloid and purveyor of lies The Sun to promote the
home entertainment release of Fighting With My Family. During the interview she was asked
about her tag team of Asuka and Kairi sane not being used on TV much since their debut
after the Superstar Shake-Up and she said, “If we don’t get used I get really frustrated
because we’re a good tag team and we need to be utilized. Sometimes the writers have
so much on their plate with everyone else’s storylines, they put things on the backburner.
I have to remind them, ‘Ok, but there is a women’s tag team title… I’m like,
‘What the hell dudes? Let’s make something happen.’”
She does add however that in WWE, it’s just a case of speaking to the right people. She
added, “It frustrates me but once you actually get to speak with Vince [McMahon] and [Triple
H] about your problems and frustrations, they’re always the first to say, ‘Let’s change
this.’ If you go up to writers it’s like talking to a brick wall sometimes, whereas
if you go to Vince and Hunter they’re like, ‘If you have a problem we can change that
for you.’” Thank you for watching and a special thank
you to our Patreon Pledge Hammers, some of which you can see scrolling their way into
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100 thoughts on “AJ Styles TURNS HEEL With WWE Bullet Club! MAJOR WWE NXT STARS DEBUT?! | WrestleTalk News July 2019

  1. OLI: How do you think Paul Heyman will improve Raw? Let us know in the comments! Also, buy Frontline Wrestling tickets here! – https://frontlinewres.bigcartel.com/product/frontline-nexgen-4-nottingham
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  2. I use to like watchin wrestle talk but you guys bury wwe no matter what they do. If you guys hate the show stop watchin it and doing reviews on it. Just do aew you guys pretty much blow everyone on the roster anyway. No offense against aew but aew still got allot to prove look at impact wrestling everyone seen how that started.

  3. Paul H. is smart. He won't try to fix whats not broken. Thats why the show climaxed at the end so well. Plus a controversial open. Smells like a new sherif to me. …

  4. I want to see a Styles Club with 5 or 6 members and them being a dominate faction for years and years to come.

  5. WWE is ruining Becky Lynch with all of those awkward weird bf gf promo's. It's stupid! Just as dumb as Baron and Lacey's promo's.

  6. No shit talking to the writers is like talking to a brick wall. They have no say or creative control over anything. They only WRITE what Vince & Hunter tells them to write. Mostly Vince.

  7. What do I want to see from Raw now that Paul Heyman is there?

    We build up the tag titles so they mean something. Put them on the Club. Let them hold them for about 6 months. Call up Matt Riddle. Have the Club rip on him constantly. Riddle, pissed off challenges them both to a match at the upcoming PPV. The Omni-Shane (or whichever entity is Kayfabe booking Raw) tells them they had to bargain hard to convince Trips to even call him up in the first place, not to mention bring him to Raw instead of letting him go to SD (putting over how great he is and that everyone wants them in their brand). So they won't risk him bring injured and sitting on the bench by putting them in a handicapped match, but if he can find a partner before the next (big 4 PPV) he can have a tag title match. Story line is then noone wants to team with him because he isn't trustworthy because he's new (and says/is a bro) then recycle (its been 6 months by this point so its not that bad) the Rollins/Corbin mystery ref thing where anyone who doesn't shun him for being him, gets beat down by the Club. Going into the PPV has not announced a partner but says he realised he can only count on himself so he went out and has found someone a lot like himself…

    PPV time… Club and Riddle are in the ring and all of a sudden we hear "One of a kind!"

    Boom new tag champs. Let them hold them for 563 years before dropping them and feuding for 618 days. We can do a thing where they both win one and then have a rubber match, or even best of 7 which Riddle ultimately wins. Then RVD, in a show of respect, takes Riddle under his wing and mentors him to his first single title.

  8. WrestleTalk is much more interesting than Raw and Smackdown combined. Why watch that crap when you can watch Luke and Oli in 10 minutes?

  9. i Think it depends on who you are if you go up to Vince with a concern or problem with how your used in the company.. otherwise this wouldnt be a problem when people tried convincing Vince on so many things all these months when WWE has sucked 🙄😴

  10. Are we just gonna forget that non-PG bullet club segment where Karl Anderson just gambled his hot asian wife?

  11. Am I the only one who feels WWE are silently pushing 'Nicci Cross' as top challenger for Bayley…. Not a complain though

  12. I legit LOL’ed at your “…while Alister Black feuds with a cupboard”, comment! 😂. Thanks for the laugh!!

  13. Let’s all be clear: the kanellis where very public about waiting for their contracts to expire. At the last minute Vince have them a can’t say no offer. He did it solely to put them in that embarrassing angle to punish them and send a message to the locker room. That’s fuck you money right there.

  14. So Braun injury spot with the Raw set was a way to write the set off TV while it has some time away to get some rest. Surprise #30 entrant in the Royal Rumble confirmed! Or is it signing with TNA or AEW?

  15. MY SUBS ARE OGS OF MY CHANNEL 👍 🔥 ✅ 💯 be an OG of me today

    (It’s a joke but whatever)

  16. The entire promo from the street profits could have been left out like I would have given it an awesome but I guess you can like 100% of the show all the time hope they keep it up I hope Tru get his title back he makes it feel like actual meaningful title

  17. I would just like to say thank you guys. I haven't watched Raw or SmackDown since the Brock MITB bullsh*t. Thank the heavens for you guys and AEW. Thank you and have a great day!

  18. As weird as the Mike and Maria bit was, I loved seeing different people on the show. Who expected that match-up in the ring going into the show? I LOVE it.

  19. Oli is wrestletalk. I love guessing where he's gonna come from out of nowhere from… I think that's how you'd say that.

  20. all these years of wrestlers reaching for the ropes or throwing a foot or leg on the rope and all they had to do was put a body part UNDER the ropes…reality says that is FUCKED and DUMB as HELL! GOTTA GRAB OR AT LEAST TOUCH THE DAMN ROPE! But no…lets just change the rule and before someone uses their cocksucker to say "well thats been the rule"…no one knows that (outside of cockriders) and NO ONE ever did that…so….fuck that. dont fix working shit dumbass wwe…

    now to copy paste this on wwe youtube because their dumbasses need to see it.

  21. Paul Heyman is going to bring the real WWE programming to the forefront and establish a few fresh ideas as long as Vince doesn't get in the way..

  22. AJ Styles as Universal Champion
    Gallanderson as Tag Champs

    That's awesome. Maybe a Fourth Member to win the US Title

  23. Heres just one of my thoughts on his heel turn which I havent seen yet other then that beatdown on raw. He never did good with those two around at the start before his big streak in smackdown. Why have him loose and this happen? When he joined bullet club before wasnt he ata peak of winning all of the time? But for whatever reason wwe wants to start it with him loosing? Continuing the fact he was loosing being around those two before. Why? Thats rather dumb. Itd be nice to see them in action. But itd also be nice to see those too do good on their own which they have rarely done since theyve bern on raw. A few wins here and there. Which I dont get why these two were in the back basically during ajs entire disappearance. Which can be speculated that its bc this was the original plan all along to have bullet club unite.

  24. Wwe first add them to main roster and then destroy their career. there are already many wrestlers but we see only few.

  25. Gotta say , this weeks RAW felt different, and to the better. It was more edgey.
    By gosh , there were a couple of swear words.
    This should only get better as Heymen’s storylines infuse

  26. Seth & Becky sure don't seem like a couple. Oli is right about lack of chemistry, hope it's better off screen. Uncomfortable at times.

  27. It was kool seeing the tag team champs on Raw. But, it wasn't the Revival. The NXT tag team champs get the airtime. Welp, U can't get everything U want…

  28. Who is the guy in the "ad break" piece? We see he at almost every NXT Full Sail event front row and that piece in this video was from Fyter Fest. That clip was so funny!!

  29. Paul Heyman could not keep ECW running
    WWE dope fans – Heyman is gonna make raw better 🤪
    Eric bisoff failed in WCW and tna
    WWE dope fans – he's gonna make SmackDown so much better😁

  30. After this Baron Corbin thing is over, Seth should bring back the open challenge. Raw has a stacked roster, they should highlight their talent more instead of having them chase after the 24/7 title. Roode, Alexander, EC3, Eric Young, Cesaro, etc.

  31. 0:25, 02:15, 07:18 😂 Lol !! Wrestletalk never fails to impress with these stuffs !! Miss those Robert Roode mustache breaks too !!

  32. Raw was great !! Really enjoyed it (except the Kanelis' bit)!! The whole Kanelis' bit was cringe. Felt very bad for Mike !! 👍🏼 Heyman !!

  33. I would actually pay for a text message tone of oli saying "…… Drake Maverick" also I think we need a video of all the times oli does the drake maverick turn lol

  34. I loved this channel but these days it’s a channel to bury WWE… I understand you guys support independent wrestling…. that doesn’t mean WWE is bad this show was great by such negative reviews you guys are changing the perception of fans…. you can’t respect the fact every week regular shows they are still delivering stories any how if not they try and the hypocrisy is the same thing if independents do it’s okay for you guys..


  36. No for real what if wwe really form a new bullet club like had NJPW did it starting with those 3 members of course

  37. Talking to the writers is like talking to a brick wall because they have absolutely zero say in what they actually write, and Vince doesn't listen to them. It's all Vince, which is why going to HIM (or Triple H, who can talk to Vince on your behalf) is the only way to get things done. That is not a defense of the company. The wrestlers shouldn't have to go to the freaking CEO to explain why they should be featured on TV, especially not wrestlers with the talent of Asuka or Kairi Sane. It's fucking ridiculous.

  38. Criticizes WWE for outdated booking decisions
    Asks us to have a superclick party and replying out of nowhere.

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