REWIND-A-RAW 6/18/18: Rousey Suspended, Surprise Title Change

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John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWE RAW 6/18/18:

Ronda Rousey is suspended after attacking new champion Alexa Bliss, Bayley and Sasha Banks break up again (for real this time), Braun Strowman sets a target with his MITB briefcase, Raw’s Extreme Rules main event is announced, and a title unexpectedly changes hands.

We also discuss the announcements of the NJPW G1 Climax 2018 blocks and the WWE’s NXT UK brand.

Plus, your Café feedback to WWE Raw from the POST Wrestling Forum.


John and Wai deliver a full review of WWE 24 – The Hardys: Woken, an incredibly open look into the ups and downs of Matt and Jeff Hardy’s lives over the past several years, including plenty of discussion and footage from their Impact days.

Wai reviews Total Bellas Season 3 Episode 5 as John Cena invites Nikki out to dinner to discuss getting back together, while Brie and Bryan learn about the benefit of nannies.

The RAR Overrun is available for all POST Wrestling Café patrons.

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What are the odds that Sasha and Bayley are back to being struggling friends again next week?

We’ve had failed breakdowns of this feud in the past so there’s absolutely no reason to assume that they’ll pull the trigger this time.

I’m at a genuine 50/50 coin toss personally. I would be equally surprised to see this story continue in the coming weeks as I would be if they just reset it again.

Regarding Ziggler:
I LOVE this change. I’m one of the 5 people on the planet who hasn’t completely given up on this mans career. I still truly enjoy Ziggler in the ring and on the mic. I’d be completely behind another push for this man.

Seth dropping the title might ‘feel’ bad but it also means he can move back into the main event scene again to feud against a champion Roman or champion Braun post Summerslam.

Other wrestlers I haven’t given up on yet:

  • Jinder Mahal
  • Mojo.
  • Jason Jordan (he was actually one of my favorite wrestlers just prior to injury)
    I think Jinder has a TON of unexplored potential especially if they book him like a proper monster rather than a coward and I found Mojo’s solo matches when he’s more intense to be genuinely entertaining prior to his move from Smackdown.

Characters that are dead in my eyes and could instantly get pulled of tv to improve the programs:

  • Bray Wyatt
  • Matt Hardy
  • Bobby Roode
  • Dean Ambrose (maybe I’ll like him when he comes back from injury)
  • Natalia
  • 100% of the tag division (not so much because of the characters but because of the WWE style they must adhere to having grown beyond stale for me. I was sick of this formula well over 10 years ago and it just never evolves)

Bayley and Sashas acting couldn’t cut it in a Porno. Thats the term John and Wai should be looking for the next time they look at the bottom of the barrel of acting.

Sasha and Bailey were like a hot coffee a few months ago but WWE have left it on the table since then. Now they are putting it back in the microwave…

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