It was the first Monday Night RAW of New Era when Stephanie McMahon and Mick Foley kicked off the show. They motivated the RAW Roster by announcing a brand new WWE Universal Championship title for Monday Night RAW. Stephanie says Roman lost the match and opportunity to bring WWE Title to Monday Night RAW and says he is a loser.
Stephanie and Foley announce that there will two Fatal-Four way matches and the winner of these matches will fight in the main even tonight and the winner of this main event will fight Seth Rollins at Summerslam to become the first ever WWE Universal Championship.
Fatal-Four way match # 1: Fin Balor vs. Kevin Owens vs. Cesaro vs. Rusev
Fatal-Four way match # 2: Roman Reigns vs. Sheamus vs. Jericho vs. Sami Zayn
So this started off Monday Night RAW and I am telling you this plan was crazy and perfect.
Fatal-Four way Match # 1:
This match as fun as it was expected and there was no time when any superstar did not gave his best. Kevin Owens and Cesaro were as stunning as they always are. But every one knew that Finn Balor is gonna win the match and which he did.
Winner: Finn Balor
Fatal-Four way Match # 2:
Sami Zayn and Chris Jericho were the two fighters we all know are not gonna win but they perform with there heart and did a great job in the match. The result of this match was obvious too. Roman Reigns got the win.
Winner: Roman Reigns
We have Roman Reigns vs. Finn Balor for the main event.
Meanwhile we go to very cool RAW bookings including my favorite The New Day celebrations, Nia Jax Debut and Curtis Axel vs. Neville.
But the important match here was:
Sasha banks Era
Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte for the Women Championship
The Boss Sasha Banks played great and made sure that there was no Dana Brooke outside the ring for interference. Sasha fought pretty hard and finally hits Charlotte with a moonsault from the top rope followed by the Backstabber and Bank Statement for the win and the title.
Sasha could not control her emotions, crowd is going crazy for her. She promises the WWE Universe that she is gonna deliver in every match and she is the best around. We will surely see more of Sasha vs. Charlotte in future.
Finn Balor Era
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Finally we go to Roman Reigns vs. Finn Balor
Finn Balor had a busy night tonight. He was part of nearly 20 minute match earlier but he showed no sign of fatigue. Balor performed excellent in the match and performed his moves like Sling Blade and other. Finally he fairly pinned Roman Reigns with the Coup de Grace.
A HUGE victory for Finn Balor, this is. Roman Reigns was last pinned fairly by Seth Rollins last year in July. So this makes a point for both Balor and Roman. Roman gets out of the ring and congratulate the winner and says he will be coming after him if he wins.
Monday Night RAW was a superb show and really showed that this it will be going on war with Smack Down as we had witnessed in past as well. We have new talent, new opportunities and more titles now to fight for. We hope we will get the best out the talent now. I would say that we have a beginning to Finn Balor and Sasha Banks Era.
On the other hand, we had a magnificent kick off to first Smack Down LIVE of NEW Era as well. We have Dolph Ziggler as the winner of #1 contender match and he will face Dean Ambrose for the WWE Championship at Summerslam 2016. To catch up with the complete Smack Down LIVE results and review read this Smack Down Live Results – Huge Nights for Dolph Ziggler and Apollo Crews.