As we previously reported on Patreon, way back on May 20th, Braun Strowman was the original choice the win the Money in the Bank match- with the cash in set to happen ON THE NIGHT, after a Lesnar vs Reigns rematch at Money in the Bank.
However, the WWE then opted to change course, not book Lesnar vs Reigns at Money in the Bank and to go with The Miz instead. However, a Miz victory was always conditional on IF they could tie Daniel Bryan down to a new deal- with the plan being to hold off The Miz vs Daniel Bryan until WrestleMania 35, and to do a Triple-Threat between Lesnar vs Reigns vs Strowman at SummerSlam.
Unfortunately, as Dirty Sheets patrons will be aware of, Daniel Bryan has yet to put pen-to-paper, forcing the WWE to go back to their original plan, and giving the win to Strowman. Strowman is now expected to cash in at SummerSlam.
WWE announced the following today:
MELBOURNE, Australia and STAMFORD, Conn. — As first reported by the Sunday Herald Sun, WWE, in partnership with TEG Dainty, will return to Australia with WWE Super Show-Down, a historic event taking place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Saturday, October 6, 2018, featuring the largest collection of WWE Superstars and Legends ever to appear in the country.
Vince McMahon tweeted the following.
According to our sources, the show will air on the WWE Network. It will be headlined by The Undertaker vs Triple H.
Rusev and Paige are both claiming that they had items stolen from their Hotel rooms, whilst staying at the Sheraton Hotel Memphis.
The pair have both taken to Twitter to attack the Hotel:
Paul Heyman posted the following tweet:
The UK have seemingly missed out on a King of the Ring tournament for the SECOND time. The tournament previously billed as the UK King of the Ring tournament is now just being referred to as the United Kingdom Championship Tournament.
That wasn’t completely unexpected. When Triple H spoke of the tournament, he never directly mentioned it being a King of the Ring tournament. Then when the WWE promoted the two day special, they never mentioned the KOTR name again, including when attempting to sell tickets.
Knowing that many fans had spotted the the King of the Ring title in a WWE Network preview video, and sensing the enthusiasm on social media, the WWE still wanted to give fans a King of the Ring tournament and allocated the August 29th show at the O2 in London as the time and place.
However, according to our sources, those plans now appear to be cancelled, with the WWE deciding against doing the tournament in the UK- and instead, opting to add Ronda Rousey to the line-up to compensate. It still remains to be seen if the WWE will air the UK show. It does seem very strange to fly the entire Raw roster to the UK for a non-televised house show.
Brock Lesnar has broken CM Punk’s record as the longest reigning WWE Champion of all time (WWF was re-named WWE in 2002). Lesnar has also taken over Punk on the all-time list, moving up to 6th place. Lesnar’s reign is the longest since Hulk Hogan’s 1474 day run from 1985 to 1988.
However, many can’t ignore the fact that Lesnar’s reign has been nowhere near as active as previous champions.
The photo, below, was put out after Lesnar’s last defence at the Greatest Royal Rumble:
Ariel Helwani tweeted out an update on CM Punk’s condition, following his brave performance at UFC 225, where he came up short against Mike Jackson.
Chris Jericho defeated Tetsuya Naito with a Codebreaker to win the IWGP Intercontinental Championship at NJPW’s Dominion event.
Jericho continued to attack Naito after the match: