– Braun Strowman Powerslams Big Show Through The Side Of A Steel Cage
In the main event of tonight’s episode of Raw, “The Monster Among Men” Braun Strowman had his first ever Steel Cage match in WWE. During the match, Big Show impressed the fans by doing an Elbow Drop from the top rope!
During the ending moments of the match, Strowman hit Big Show with a Superplex, but the ring didn’t break this time as they reinforced the ring twice as harder as it should be. Strowman then nailed a Powerslam and pinned The Big Show to pick yet another big win and gain much needed momentum before No Mercy 2017.
Strowman then took a microphone and pointed at The Big Show and said that this is Brock Lesnar’s future and his future is becoming the Universal Champion.
Strowman then picked Big Show up and Powerslammed him on a side of a Steel Cage and that side broke down!
— WWE (@WWE) September 5, 2017
— WWE (@WWE) September 5, 2017
We reported yesterday that WWE was planning to do this exact moment to give Strowman a big momentum push. It should be noted that a side of the Steel Cage breaking down has been done before as well and you can watch it below:
– New Title Matches Added To No Mercy 2017
It was announced that Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose will defend their Raw Tag Team Titles against Cesaro & Sheamus in a rematch at No Mercy 2017. Also, Alexa Bliss will defend her Raw Women’s Title in a Fatal 4 Way match against Sasha Banks, Emma & Nia Jax at No Mercy 2017.
It was also announced that Finn Balor & Bray Wyatt will have their SummerSlam 2017 rematch at No Mercy 2017 and this match is going to be “Man To Man”, which means Balor won’t be using his “Demon King” alter-ego.
Below is the updated match-card for No Mercy 2017 (which takes place on September 24th at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California):
Universal Championship Match: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Braun Strowman
John Cena vs. Roman Reigns
Raw Women’s Championship Match: Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Nia Jax vs. Sasha Banks vs. Emma
Raw Tag Team Championship Match: Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Cesaro & Sheamus
Bray Wyatt vs. Finn Balor
– On This Day In Pro Wrestling History – September 4, 1995
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on September 4, 1995, the debut episode of WCW Monday Nitro aired on TNT. The show aired live from the Mall of America. This was the beginning of the Monday Night Wars.
Lex Luger made a shocking appearance on the episode and got into the face of then WCW World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan after the main event.
Below are the results from the show:
The American Males (Mark Bagwell and Scott Riggs) def. WCW World Tag Team Champions Bunkhouse Buck and Dick Slater (with Col. Robert Parker)
Brian Pillman def. Jushin Liger
WCW United States Heavyweight Champion Sting def. Ric Flair by DQ (Lex Luger made a surprise return to WCW in between this match)
WCW World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan (with Jimmy Hart) def. Big Bubba Rogers in a title match.
Lex Luger challenged Hulk Hogan for the WCW World Title after the match and Hogan agreed for a Title match on next week’s episode of Nitro.