BIG WWE Title Change! John Cena BURIES Roman Reigns?! | WWE Raw, Aug. 28, 2017 Review

BIG WWE Title Change! John Cena BURIES Roman Reigns?! | WWE Raw, Aug. 28, 2017 Review

John Cena buries Roman Reigns! Brock Lesnar says a naughty word! And weekly title changes are now officially
a thing. I’m Oli Davis and this is 28th August, 2017
edition of Monday Night Raw…in about 4 minutes. The Miz Intercontinental Title
Raw opened with Kurt Angle interrupting a promo that Miz never even started, presumably
about how the Intercontinental title wasn’t defended at Summerslam. To make amends, the Raw GM announced a No.
1 contender’s over-the-top Battle Royal starting right now. Here comes R-Truth, Curt Hawkins and Kalisto,
you might’ve thought. And you’d be right. But the usually lower-mid-card gimmick actually
featured some significant names: The Hardy Boyz, Finn Balor and Whoah It’s The Big
Shave. The match itself had a few misjudged spots
– like Bray Wyatt doing his BLEUGH thing to eliminate Balor, and Goldust and R-Truth completely
forgetting they were in an intense blood feud the other month. But Jason Jordan received a nice pop at the
end, and Balor, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson had a neat mini-Bullet Club moment. Jeff Hardy surprisingly won the match, getting
to face Miz for the title next week. Which could be a one-and-done encounter…or
the beginning of the Hardyz tag team’s DELETION! Enzo Amore beat Noam Dar
Enzo Amore beat Noam Dar in his debut Cruiserweight match. It’s rather harmful for the division – some
guy treated like a jobbing joke on the main roster walks into 205 Live and is booked as
a title contender. Brock Lesnar Promo
Paul Heyman did his usual ‘I’m going to fill the next few weeks until the pay-per-view
with promos’ schtick until Brock Lesnar grabbed the mic. Lesnar is far more succinct with his words,
summarising Heyman’s promo for Braun Strowman as: “what he’s trying to say, is Suplex
City, b****.” Vince! Vince! He said a naughty word! Cesaro beat Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose beat
Sheamus Dean Ambrose and Oooh Kingslayer Seth Rollins
continued their feud with Cesaro and Sheamus in singles matches. Cesaro and Ambrose won their respective bouts,
making it a victory a piece. The matches were well-wrestled, but the Shield
storyline has hit a lull after its Summerslam title win high. Emma beat Mickie James
Emma’s match against Mickie James had the heated stipulation of not being allowed tweet
hashtags anymore. But quicker than you can tweet #WhatHappenedToEmmalina,
Emma pinned James to win. John Cena & Roman Reigns beat Galanderson
In the segment of the night – and arguably the last few months – John Cena and Roman
Reigns signed their No Mercy match contract, despite Dirty Sheets reporting Reigns would
face Miz at the pay-per-view, and Cena would take on Samoa Joe. Their dueling promo worked genuine fan criticism
into each man’s gripes with each other. Reigns accused Cena of burying younger talent,
and of being a “fake ass, part-time b****” – Vince! Vince! He said a naughty word, too! – while Cena
labelled Reigns “a cheap ass, corporately-created John Cena bootleg.” The content was brilliantly scripted, but
when Roman seemingly stumbled a line, Cena jumped in with the wonderfully improvised,
“it’s called a promo, kid. If you wanna be the Big Dawg, you’re gonna
have to learn how to do it” – burying Reigns’ promo skills. It felt real, and almost cathartic – seeing
these two frustratingly booked characters give a voice to many of our opinions. The template is obviously The Rock vs Cena
from several years ago, especially with how that feud first got physical – a throwaway
tag team match. The segment was interrupted by Galanderson
– usually a welcome presence, NERDS, but not here, puncturing the promo’s realism with
an old fashioned wrestling formula. Angle made it Galanderson vs the team of Cena
and Roman, which the Golden Shovels won. Elias, Meet Pelvis Wesley
The standard Elias sing song was interrupted by Jerry Lawler introducing Southpaw Regional
Wrestling’s Pelvis Wesley, who The Drifter beat up. With Raw being in Memphis, that makes sense
on paper, but Lawler getting to punch Elias would’ve got a much better reaction. Alexa Bliss beat Sasha Banks
The main event saw Alexa Bliss get her rematch against Raw Women’s Champion Sasha Banks
– the story being that Banks always loses her title defences. So WWE booked Sasha to finally break her losing
streak and overcome the Wicked Witch, right? No. Bliss won clean in the middle with a DDT. It looks like the Summerslam title change
was just done for the sake of it, especially with Banks replacing an injured Bayley for
the match. The longterm plan was always for Bliss to
go up against Nia Jax, which admittedly had a really good post-match angle. After celebrating with Alexa, Jax took out
the new champion – finally setting up a feud between the two. Unfortunately, all this came at the expense
of Banks, whose character has been fundamentally discredited. So that was this week’s Raw in about four
minutes. Here’s the usual ratings recap, from top
to bottom – In Awe, Cor, AVRAWGE, Poor and Bore. I’ll reveal my rating very shortly, but
first, vote in the poll above my head to give yours. I’ll announce the results in tomorrow’s
WrestleTalk News. The Women’s Title change was unfortunately
very harmful to one of Raw’s more over performers in Banks, and the rest of the show – mainly
the three ‘E’s, Elias, Enzo and Emma – was mostly filler. But the Cena Reigns promo was so good, the
overall episode rating was elevated a whole place. This week’s Raw is Cor. But what does this mean for the Roman Reigns
plans reported before Monday’s episode? And why is Randy Orton unhappy on Smackdown? Click the videos to the left to find out,
press subscribe and support WrestleTalk on Patreon. I’ve been Oli Davis and that was wrestling.

100 thoughts on “BIG WWE Title Change! John Cena BURIES Roman Reigns?! | WWE Raw, Aug. 28, 2017 Review

  1. This segment was beautiful, we got cena talking shit about reigns being a corporate not peoples built version of him, that he made the us title something great while reigns for his image, talked about the golden shovel and how he putted over aj and owens, and we saw reigns having a heel side when he also talked to cena and told him he buries talent, however with the tag match it was ruined, we deserved a brawl, and we should see this cena everyday, hope they have reigns losing for getting rebuilded as a heel

  2. I doubt that Reigns actually forgot his lines. I think everyone is taking for granted how far Reigns had to step up just to make it seem like he held his own against Cena. Especially when Cena delivers a promo like this one.

    Cena can pretty much destroy anyone on the mic on an average night, and this is one of his better promos.

  3. Why they keep putting the title on BANKS if she gonna lose it the following week Her title reigns has been pathetic only lasting a few days to a month terrible #NOMORETITLERUNSFORBANKS

  4. if cena did bury Roman like you kids…… say then cena is the worst ever after all and fans these days are retarded like Alexa and Miz said aha

  5. everything that came out of cenas mouth was pure cheese. i did like the promo jab after reigns seemed to forget his line, that seemed improvised

  6. Are you fucking kidding me….theyre actually having Enzo win matches……Vince 🤦‍♂️ Jesus Christ 🤦‍♂️

  7. ⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻ says:

    That promo of roman.. I gotta admit, I liked it even though I hate this cunt, maybe it's because he was speaking the truth

  8. roman did better then he ever did on a mike it was real fun to see roman needs more promos with john to give him more mike exsperence and before I hear cena own roman on the mike that's because roman learning it and was up agaist someone doing it for more than 15 years

  9. So wwe thinks by having John Cena bury the younger talent in Roman Reigns is going to get him over. I dont think they understand that no one likes Roman so everyone is foing to sit back and watch in enjoyment.

  10. it's bore, only the Cena – Reigns promo is noteworthy. The battle royale was ok but the rest is meh, without that promo this weeks raw is poor

  11. Just because Cena did a pipe bomb doesn't mean they're buried. If that were the case, Miz should have fallen deep underground by now.

  12. Same old shit from Cena. His promo's are all the same. He's not even a good wrestler. I'm not a RR fan but the same cena routine over and over is getting old.

  13. I don't even wanna call him the big show anymore. He's shaved the beard and is in the best shape of his life. The Show now, or scrap Dolph, show is now the show off

  14. Wrestling is subjective, some people are going to like more than others. Most commentators including Dave Meltzer Alexa has come a long way. Where as Sasha makes anyone look good. Alexa HAS not been in a main event of Raw unless I'm mistaken or even a PPV. Again Alexa character is more over than Sasha due to poooooor booking because Sasha is a hell who Wrestletalk did a brilliant Wrestlesketch video which should be viewed in the playlist.

  15. Hey Oli – did you notice how the Nia Jax / Bliss celebration turn was almost identical to the Evolution turn on Randy Orton. Winner raised high in celebration….then dropped like a bag of shit. All that was missing was HHH's thumbs down before the fall. LOL. Still a good spot tho.

  16. The only title that ever worked as a hot potato was the old Hardcore title (24/7 rule). Sasha should have retained the Raw Woman's title to give it some legitimacy.

  17. Actually, Roman felt the most real when he forgot the lines. I think the whole thing can be used for entry-level theater classes: Watch it, both men have equally silly lines to deliver, one guy has given it some thought reacts with the crowd and shows emotion, the other just looks stupid.

  18. Love how the WWE is bringing kayfabe back. And everyone is loving this new John Cena "you gotta earn it" gimmick.Roman is the first true heel I've seen in WWE for a while now. And Cena clearly did his job of reminding the smarks this last night.

  19. What I liked about Raw was Jeff Hardy finallu gonna get an IC match, beat Miz, and have Balor go up against Jeff Hardy. That be a good match too see. Maybe not on raw, but maybe Survior Series, or royal rumble. John Cena going under Reigns was awesome!!!! The others not so much. Enzo gott a go back too nxt, get him build more than an annoying jobber. Plus they ruined sashas ass!!!!

  20. fuck roman and cena they both vince butt buddies I never liked cena he is fake as hell he that hard core bullshit he will never be hogan the rock or stone cold

  21. Cena and Reigns, have leeway with their promos…perks of being the top guys in the company..i believe that it was a pure shoot

  22. I'm sick and tired of everyone still booing Roman it's getting out of control now. I think it's about time that The Shield get back together.With he's brother dyeing from a heart attack,it would be good for him to hear happy chants instead of roman sucks. Please Reunite the shield

  23. I can only stand watching watching the HULU version. Sorry. I love everything else you do! but I can't stand the 3 hour show. It's the same for Smackdown. just can't stand the bullshit

  24. Cena-Reigns Promo, Lesnar and his Suplex City B*tch, Usual Rollins-Ambrose Match, Sasha the Legit Loser, Actual Baby Face Big Show, Return of Jeff Hardy, Yet another blurry Wyatt Show up…..A decent Raw indeed!

  25. i.didnt agree with enzo beating noam dar like that especially with the eat defeat move thats a womens move because i knw noam dar is a better wrestler than enzo Austin aires was right

  26. Don't see the logic in burying one of your top talents like that, why retire the Undertaker???, why headline Wrestlemania's?, Well done for that decision to cut the promo.

  27. I've said it before and I'll continue to say it. The greatest thing to ever happen to John Cena's career is Roman Reigns. Nothing breathes respect and admiration for someone like seeing the horrible alternative of what we could've had for 12 years. Thankfully he proved to be far more talented then we gave him credit for back in the day

  28. Is the whole Emma constantly saying I started the woman's revolution a way of bringing back Paige???…. I bloody hope I'm right.

  29. Maybe the Women's title should be on the line 24/7 like the hardcore one in 2001.
    Kinda feels like it already is 🙄

  30. 1:27: Ollie says: "Its rather harmful for the division. Some guy treated like a jobbing joke on the main roster, Walks into 205 live and is booked as a title contender"… But is the not exactly what they did with Jinder when they moved him to Smackdown?

  31. Almost seems like this is more to help miz, bo , and axel sounded like miz was popular when he called out cena and Roman

  32. They have to destroy Sasha Banks skills and character just so Alexa can keep up. Alexa Bliss sucks man. She's a diva, not a wrestler.

  33. Yep, can't believe I'm saying it, but the Cena-Reigns bit elevated my opinion of the otherwise dull show. The other highlight was the semi-unexpected win from Jeff Hardy.

  34. twas bound to happen, the four horse jobbers putting over the next in line. question is why has the so called women's revolution stalled? the four still sell mechandise even if some are tired of their individual acts. a Sasha heel run without the title in the picture but with match stipulations would be fresh, just keep the four away from the belt and come up with in depth story lines to keep the ball rolling and to avoid hot potato title changes.

  35. I hope we get more promos from Roman and Cena. Cena is one of the best on a Mic…and Roman working with Cena will help him or hurt its all up to Roman to step up.

  36. Two one-dimensional characters going head-to-head! Even so, it has the potential to be one heck of a visual display!

  37. What sets this promo apart from the rest is that all of the insults exchanged are 100% accurate! Exactly the impression we all get of each of these wrestlers, unless, of course, you happen to be a braindead fan of one of them!

  38. I feel like enzo needs for him to be push so that way enzo being in both singles and doubles can be booked strong and thus have ideas on what to do with enzo Amore. #pushenzo

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