Let us take a look at the top 8 WWE News & Professional Wrestling stories of the hour:
8. Winner of The Best of 7 Series Between Cesaro & Sheamus To Get A Title Shot, Austin Aries Suffers Ruptured Eardrum
As we all know, Cesaro & Sheamus are a part of a best of 7 series on Monday Night Raw. The first match of the best of 7 series took place on the Kickoff show at SummerSlam 2016 and was won by Sheamus.
The second match will take place on next week’s episode of Raw. Raw General Manager Mick Foley has talked about Cesaro & Sheamus getting Title opportunities after their matches and it is expected that the winner of this best of 7 series will get a Title shot.
No word yet on if it will be a shot at the United States Championship (Rusev is the current Champion) or the Universal Championship (new Champion to be crowned next week on Raw).
Former TNA World Heavyweight Champion & current NXT wrestler Austin Aries noted on Twitter that he suffered a ruptured eardrum due to Hideo Itami’s attack on him at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn II. Below is what he tweeted:
— Austin Healy Aries (@AustinAries) August 22, 2016
7. Dudley Boyz Get A Standing Ovation Backstage At Raw
As we noted before, the WWE retirement of Dudley Boyz on Raw was legitimate and they are free agents now. They did agree to a new deal a few weeks back, but both sides mutually decided to part ways sometime last week. The beatdown by Gallows & Anderson was done to put them over as heels and Dudley’s way of “doing the honors”.
The Dudleys got a standing ovation from the Raw roster, WWE officials & Vince McMahon when they went backstage after their farewell.
— Bubba Ray Dudley (@bullyray5150) August 23, 2016
— Karl Anderson (@KarlAndersonWWE) August 23, 2016
— Luke Gallows (@LukeGallowsWWE) August 23, 2016