New WWE Champions! Sasha Banks Update! WWE Stars UPSET Backstage?! | WrestleTalk News June 2019

New WWE Champions! Sasha Banks Update! WWE Stars UPSET Backstage?! | WrestleTalk News June 2019


We’ve got new Raw tag team champions! Is
Cesaro injured?! And The Baron and OmniShane Midcard Vortexes are perilously close to merging!
And more WWE stars are upset backstage with Super Arabia!
Click the timestamps in the video description below to go straight to any of those stories.
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Cor, AVRAWGE, Poor and RawFul – as I review the 10th June episode of Monday Night Raw!
Seth Rollins opened the show holding a steel chair, a symbol of how he slew the beast Brock
Lesnar yet again at Super Showdown. Although he should’ve walked out holding a banana
peel, because whatever Paul Heyman slipped on while trying to cash-in the Money in the
Bank briefcase was far more responsible for saving his Universal title.
Baron Corbin interrupted Seth’s victory promo to some good heat from the San Jose
crowd to reveal their Title match at Stomping Ground will have a special referee that Corbin
gets to pick… because authority figures aren’t a thing anymore *wink* It’s Shane
McMahon. Shane McMahon is definitely an authority figure.
Sami Zayn came out to defend Corbin, because nobody takes Baron seriously by himself, and
was soon backed up by Kevin Owens to set up Rollins vs KO as the night’s main event.
Oh dear god, they might’ve avoided Saudi Arabia, but not even Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens
can escape the pull of Baron Corbin’s midcard vortex!
After arguably the worst piece of fundamental booking at Super ShowDown, where Lucha House
Party beat up Lars Sullivan in his debut match to lose via DQ, there was an elimination rematch
here, where Lars pinned each member in a few minutes. Which is exactly what they should’ve
done at Saudi Arabia. The 24/7 title then set up a decent sub-narrative
running throughout the night. R-Truth found himself stuck with Carmella, EC3, Cedric Alexander,
Heath Slater and …Drake Maverick in an elevator for most of the show, after the undercard
chased him in there with no referee, and breaking it by being over max capacity. Max Capacity
is now on the list of Pro Wrestling name ideas. And then a strange thing happened… without
the undercard feuding over the title, the wrestlers began to bond over love, potential
cannibalism, and …Drake Maverick not being Hornswoggle, he’s just a very small man.
But just when R-Truth was about to lead them all in a chorus of We Are Family, the elevator
opened and friendship gave way to cruel, harsh ambition. I thought you really had something…
Drake Maverick. Carmella saved Truth in the end to stay champion for another day. Miz babyface-splained to Samoa Joe next how
heelish it was to attack Rey Mysterio after he relinquished his US title due to shoulder
injury and never fairly beating Joe for it in the first place. Only that’s not what
happened, Rey just said it was because of the shoulder injury.
Miz and Joe were about to get into it over families when Braun Strowman, Bobby Lashley,
Cesaro and Ricochet [BANG] all came out to say they should fight for the US title. Hollla,
holla, it’s a six man tag, playas. Which was very fun, mainly thanks to Ricochet
and Cesaro, who continue to be the in-ring highlight of Raw with their amazing chemistry
– but it unfortunately ended on a botched spot where the full force of Ricochet’s
finishing 630 landed on Cesaro’s knee rather than his gut. There were fears that Cesaro
was genuinely injured, but thankfully Ryan Satin is reporting he’s OK. After a split screen interview between Lacey
Evans and Becky Lynch earlier – where Seth was seen coaching his real-life girlfriend
before they started. Oooh TheManSlayer, wait, that’s not right – and a backstage segment
where Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross continued their awkward character fudging storyline,
Bliss and Evans teamed up to take on Becky and hometown gal Bayley. Which, of course,
meant Bayley took the pin. You only get to win in your hometown if you’ve
paid loads and loads of money. This was so much better than the women’s
matches on last week’s Raw, but unfortunately, Lacey’s offence continues to be a problem,
where I’m confused over when a punch is a punch, and when it’s a Women’s Right.
She hit Bayley with one of them for the win. Paul Heyman then cut a promo trying to explain
why Brock Lesnar didn’t just cash-in on Seth Rollins last Monday, and fillibustered
it into saying Brock will now not tell people when he’ll cash in. Which would be exciting,
if that wasn’t the whole Money in the Bank gimmick for the last decade and a half anyway. The IIconics shockingly then won an actual
match for a change! Sure, it was only against two local enhancement talents, but a win is
a win. If only they had been doing this since becoming tag champs to build them up as a
semi-credible in-ring threat, rather than losing everything they do. Because Shane McMahon celebration segments
weren’t overdone last week, we got yet another one here to honour his win over Roman Reigns
at Super Showdown. There were balloons, there was champagne, there were even bagpipe players
to serenade Drew McIntyre down to the ring. But it was sadly missing one crucial part:
charisma. Long live the OmniShane! Shane isn’t a good screen presence, especially
when he’s overexposed in multiple segments twice a week, and the crowd let him know that
by chanting ‘boring’. For a chance to join the OmniShane, The Revival
took on Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder and tag team champions The Usos in a three-way…wait,
Hawkins and Ryder are the champions? I just assumed the Usos were. Ok then!
The match went to an adbreak early, and came back just in time for the finishing sequence
with loads of Usos superkicks and a Splash on Ryder, for Dawson to steal the pin. There
was enough talent in this ring to put on a fantastic match, which, dare I say, might’ve
made the tag team title change feel special. But unfortunately they didn’t get any time
to do so, because Shane needed to talk about how he’s the Best in the World.
Thankfully it was followed up by the best thing in WWE for the last two months: Bray
Wyatt’s Firefly Fun House. This week had Rambly Rabbit threaten to reveal what’s
really been going on at the Fun House, so Wyatt bashed his brains in with an oversized
mallet and turned him into a Breakfast Spread. This is so consistently well-executed and
complex, it feels like it should be on another show.
And the main event went to Rollins taking on Owens with the Shane McMahon-picked Sami
as an extra referee on the outside. Which means we might be one step closer to a catastrophic,
WWE Universe ending event – the Corbin and OmniShane midcard vortexes merging, like two
black holes forming a supermassive one, where then nothing will be able to escape!
The match was based around Zayn causing distractions, and eventually awarding a DQ victory to Owens
when Seth put his hands on him. Corbin ran down to beat Rollins up, but then
scampered off, leaving Seth to wail on Sami yet again with a chair. Rollins sure does
love chairs. The six-man tag and Firefly Fun House segments
were good, but the rest of this show felt incredibly missable. This week’s Raw is
Poor. And now over to Pete with the news! qqGreat review Oli! I’m here covering for
Luke for the next couple of weeks while he’s on holiday. At least, I hope he’s on holiday.
He might just be stuck in an elevator with no phone signal. While that particular run of segments didn’t
lead to any 24/7 title changes, the Raw Tag Team Championships did change hands on the
show, with The Revival becoming two-time Raw Tag Team Champions after stealing a win from
The Usos. The Revival actually dropped the titles to
Hawkins and Ryder at WrestleMania 35, before winning them back now, which sort of begs
the question, was there a point to Hawkins and Ryder winning? Of course, it was a “WrestleMania
Moment”, but with absolutely zero follow up. I don’t know why I’m still surprised
at this point. The Revival winning the Tag Team Championships
may be seen as an incentive for Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder to stick around in WWE after
their contracts expire due to their reported backstage frustration, however more than likely
it’s simply being used a story piece to further the rivalry between them and The Usos.
Prestigious championships, those ones. While these two wantaway stars have just become
the Raw Tag Champions, it’s another wantaway star that has grabbed the attention of media
outlets with their seemingly public burial of the company. Sasha Banks hasn’t been seen on WWE TV since
WrestleMania 35, where her and former tag partner Bayley lost the women’s Tag Team
championships to the IIconics. She is reportedly in a stalemate with WWE, refusing to return
to the company due to ongoing frustrations surrounding that title loss. Conflicting reports regarding her WWE status
are now beginning to emerge, with it being reported by PWInsider that Banks would be
filming content for the WWE 2K20 videogame yesterday. As such, this would probably indicate
that she’s reached some sort of agreement with WWE. Or maybe not. Over the weekend, Banks posted this tweet
that says “There was nowhere to go, except everywhere” with a picture looking very
sombre inside a wrestling ring. No idea what she could be talking about there. On top of this, Banks liked a tweet from user
who said: “With every passing Raw and Smackdown I
grow less and less interested in the product. I’m starting to realise that I’m supporting
a s****y company for its past greatness rather than critiquing its current b******t. I can’t
even sit through Raw or Smackdown anymore.” That’s some pretty inflammatory verbiage
right there, and apparently an opinion that Banks shares. And Banks isn’t the only one who’s seemingly
harbouring some untoward thoughts regarding the company they’re contracted to, as now
some more details regarding backstage unrest at Super Showdown have emerged. It had previously been reported that the backstage
feeling regarding Super Showdown was an unhappy one, with WrestleVotes reporting that their
sources told them that it was “a train wreck” and “a disaster”, with Dave Meltzer reporting
that his sources told him that “it sucked”, and “if it was up to them, they’d never
go back” So all in all, not great. The situation is not getting better, with
more and more reports surfacing surrounding the working conditions and backstage morale
of the event. Fightful is now reporting that while the temperature
might have been a nifty little graphic on screen that the commentary team could harp
on about, with their Real Feel or whatever they were saying, it was a real problem for
the talent working the show. There were “terrible tasting hydration salt
drinks” being handed out backstage, why not just give them some prominently-placed
Mountain Dew, it’s sure to solve everything, in an attempt to counter the heat. Only problem
is, terrible tasting hydration salt drinks didn’t counter the heat, as the report goes
on to say that the working conditions were “miserable and borderline unworkable” But hey, WWE made a lot of money, so it’s
all worth it, right? Right? A huge new Avengers game has been revealed,
and everyone’s faces are weird. Join Simon and Laurie as they discuss all the goings
on on ScreenStalker! And make sure to subscribe to the channel as we cover E3 week! Press
the thumbs up, subscribe, enable notifications and leave us a comment letting us know what
you thought of Raw! A special thank you to our pledgehammers on Patreon, some of whom
you can see scrolling below me right now. I’ve been Chopper Pete Quinnell, and that,
was wrestling. Great review Oli! I’m here covering for
Luke for the next couple of weeks while he’s on holiday. At least, I hope he’s on holiday.
He might just be stuck in an elevator with no phone signal. While that particular run of segments didn’t
lead to any 24/7 title changes, the Raw Tag Team Championships did change hands on the
show, with The Revival becoming two-time Raw Tag Team Champions after stealing a win from
The Usos. The Revival actually dropped the titles to
Hawkins and Ryder at WrestleMania 35, before winning them back now, which sort of begs
the question, was there a point to Hawkins and Ryder winning? Of course, it was a “WrestleMania
Moment”, but with absolutely zero follow up. I don’t know why I’m still surprised
at this point. The Revival winning the Tag Team Championships
may be seen as an incentive for Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder to stick around in WWE after
their contracts expire due to their reported backstage frustration, however more than likely
it’s simply being used a story piece to further the rivalry between them and The Usos.
Prestigious championships, those ones. While these two wantaway stars have just become
the Raw Tag Champions, it’s another wantaway star that has grabbed the attention of media
outlets with their seemingly public burial of the company. Sasha Banks hasn’t been seen on WWE TV since
WrestleMania 35, where her and former tag partner Bayley lost the women’s Tag Team
championships to the IIconics. She is reportedly in a stalemate with WWE, refusing to return
to the company due to ongoing frustrations surrounding that title loss. Conflicting reports regarding her WWE status
are now beginning to emerge, with it being reported by PWInsider that Banks would be
filming content for the WWE 2K20 videogame yesterday. As such, this would probably indicate
that she’s reached some sort of agreement with WWE. Or maybe not. Over the weekend, Banks posted this tweet
that says “There was nowhere to go, except everywhere” with a picture looking very
sombre inside a wrestling ring. No idea what she could be talking about there. On top of this, Banks liked a tweet from user
who said: “With every passing Raw and Smackdown I
grow less and less interested in the product. I’m starting to realise that I’m supporting
a s****y company for its past greatness rather than critiquing its current b******t. I can’t
even sit through Raw or Smackdown anymore.” That’s some pretty inflammatory verbiage
right there, and apparently an opinion that Banks shares. And Banks isn’t the only one who’s seemingly
harbouring some untoward thoughts regarding the company they’re contracted to, as now
some more details regarding backstage unrest at Super Showdown have emerged. It had previously been reported that the backstage
feeling regarding Super Showdown was an unhappy one, with WrestleVotes reporting that their
sources told them that it was “a train wreck” and “a disaster”, with Dave Meltzer reporting
that his sources told him that “it sucked”, and “if it was up to them, they’d never
go back” So all in all, not great. The situation is not getting better, with
more and more reports surfacing surrounding the working conditions and backstage morale
of the event. Fightful is now reporting that while the temperature
might have been a nifty little graphic on screen that the commentary team could harp
on about, with their Real Feel or whatever they were saying, it was a real problem for
the talent working the show. There were “terrible tasting hydration salt
drinks” being handed out backstage, why not just give them some prominently-placed
Mountain Dew, it’s sure to solve everything, in an attempt to counter the heat. Only problem
is, terrible tasting hydration salt drinks didn’t counter the heat, as the report goes
on to say that the working conditions were “miserable and borderline unworkable” But hey, WWE made a lot of money, so it’s
all worth it, right? Right? A huge new Avengers game has been revealed,
and everyone’s faces are weird. Join Simon and Laurie as they discuss all the goings
on on ScreenStalker! And make sure to subscribe to the channel as we cover E3 week! Press
the thumbs up, subscribe, enable notifications and leave us a comment letting us know what
you thought of Raw! A special thank you to our pledgehammers on Patreon, some of whom
you can see scrolling below me right now. I’ve been Chopper Pete Quinnell, and that,
was wrestling.

100 thoughts on “New WWE Champions! Sasha Banks Update! WWE Stars UPSET Backstage?! | WrestleTalk News June 2019

  1. It's go away heat for me with Shane… And I was excited when he first came back… I just don't get why they have such a packed roster and can't make an enjoyable product. Other companies do far more with far less. 🤔😑💀

  2. You know what really pisses me off bout you guys amd alot of people whining and bitching about them putting shows on in saudia Arabia is that its pretty much like you saying all the children and fans of wrestling in that country dont deserve to be able to go see their favorite wrestlers all because of political reasons that have nothing to do with the fans smh

  3. So tired of Sasha… i dont even miss her… get her out of wwe already let her do her thing… grass isnt greener on the other side…

  4. Shane mcmahons dad is arguably the best heel in the history of the business so its not surprising to see wwe trying to boost low company ratings by having shane play annoying heel. Small problem a good villian needs a good hero to play off of and nobody on the roster is stone cold Steve austin. Frankly vinces heel charisma obviously isn't genetic either

  5. I watch Wrestletalk so I do not have to watch RAW or Smackdown and I still feel like I am getting too much Shane.

  6. How DARE WWE pretend to be anti bullying? While their entire product, seems set on championing the bully aspect!

  7. Shane O’Mac was always a favorite. He worked because he was a surprise, and made us pop. Unfortunately WWE has overmilked Shane to the point of pure boredom. His promos are monotonous. Time taken away from perhaps an entertaining match. Talent wasted.
    Moreover, please stop the continuous recapping. I swear half the show is telling us what HAS already happened.
    I was excited months ago when Vince, Paul (HHH), and Steph came out to apologize, and say they were listening/going in new direction. So far, more recaps, more long winded promos, more Talent not wrestling. 🙁

  8. We need someone to kick Shane's ass like how Stone Cold kicked Vince's ass and after that he disappears for a long time

  9. HEY, just like soldiers fighting for our glorious USA, at least that big money comes to AMERICA!!!THANK YOU and sorry for the hardships but us bloaks in the US can benefit from the endeavor as a whole. Let the hate comment section arise!!Xoxoxoxo

  10. It'd be funny if they had Simon Miller to wrestletalk for one video, then Simon would go "What's that? Why am i here you say? Wild card rule."

  11. PETE SHAVE THE AWFUL NECK BEARD!!! You give men with beards a bad name with that eyesore! Shave the neck! If you need a reference go look at any wrestler!

  12. Shane has "Go-Away" heat

    His promos go on for wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy to long and really have no charisma and passion behind them.

    Raw was meh. Highlight = Funhouse.

  13. Please watch firefly fun house back but keep in mind the Jericho and ambrose reference. I know you didn’t think it was a dig at him as you said on your podcast ( which I love ), but honestly, it definitely is 😂. Watch it back. Cheers

  14. I thought Raw was much better this week. More matches kept me interested. Shanes segment was boring. I had to fast fwd. Yes he has " go away" heat imo.

  15. Of course Go-away heat. This is just awful 50 year old take 1 hour tv time in a week, while Buddy Murphy is nowhere and Aliester Black in promo room forever

  16. I give this a Rawful or the old Bore rating. Besides a Tag Team Title Match and Tag Title change nothing of note happened. Still even a Title change didn’t feel special.

  17. This Raw was Rawful in my opinion. I think Shane’s got go away heat to be honest. The wild card rule is broken. I thought wildcard meant I’d see a more varied group of wrestlers. Nope, I’m seeing the same wrestlers on BOTH shows. Over saturation. The women’s tag team titles are a joke on the IIconics. So much for the women’s evolution.

  18. Oli…you idiot . Portraying Ali as a Home win in Saudia shows your ignorance. Ali is a born American with Indian and Pakistani heritage, thousands of miles away from Saudi. Get your facts right

  19. Shane's heat has surpassed X-Pac heat at this point.

    The only stuff worth watching on the main shows anymore are Firefly Funhouse, Ricochet v Cesaro, and New Day, since everything else is a jumbled mess. 205 Live and NXT a leagues above the main shows anymore.

  20. Say what you want about Lesnar being champ. It was Better than what ever the hell they are trying to do now

  21. You know call me a WWE apologist but if I were Vince and all these stories were true I would have lost it 2 months ago. I would have said f*ck it given Sasha The Revival and Luke Harper unconditional releases "F*ck You Go To AEW" Then the rest of the roster I'd of gotten them all together and said"You wanna leave bye".Vince is a billionaire in his 70s and Linda quit her job with Trump,he has the XFL that he is passionate about I'd of been"Everybody thinks you'd be better fine HHH you're in charge I'm outta here"

  22. The more everyone mentions Sasha Banks the more I realize I don't miss her, she was quite over-rated at the graps, and is apparently a primadonna. Look at Bayley, she always gets a great match out of every opponent, and she stuvk in there n she's now SDLive women's champion, which is probably her reward for carrying Banks as her tag parter. Commence with your pro-Sasha anti-Madkat hate replys in the comments.

  23. I could watch Oli Davis doing his mid-card vortex bit and it would still be more entertaining than any raw this year.

  24. I think farts are more entertaining than Shane McMahon and his power struggle with coming to grips with his middle aged mania

  25. Don’t forget that when Ricochet was diving at Bobby Lashley, he didn’t land on him so Bobby made another funny confusing moment for himself.

  26. hope wwe hold sasha hostage on her contract and extend it due to bailing after mania. she doesnt deserve to get what she wants. shes been a complete cry baby the last 2 months

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