• Reason Behind Roman Reigns & The Usos Being Booked For A Match On RAW
As seen on tonight’s episode of SmackDown, new WWE Champion Big E appeared on the show and teamed up Finn Balor to defeat SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos.
Later in a backstage segment, Big E told Paul Heyman that he’s ready for Roman Reigns at Survivor Series 2021 in a Champion vs. Champion match, if Roman is still the Universal Champion by then, as Big E teased the idea of Roman losing to “The Demon” Finn Balor or Brock Lesnar.
Big E then got attacked by The Usos with Roman Reigns looking on.
WWE then announced The New Day vs. The Bloodline in a 6-man tag team match for Monday’s RAW.
The Bloodline (Reigns & Usos) are working RAW as a replacement for some RAW Superstars, who will be in the United Kingdom for a quick WWE Supershow (untelevised House Show / Live Event) tour.
With WWE’s RAW also facing heavy competition from NFL’s Monday Night Football, WWE can’t afford to make their weak show even weaker, so they decided to bring in SmackDown’s top stars as a temporary replacement.
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (September 17, 2001) – WWF RAW IS WAR
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.
It was broadcasted from the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Tennessee and featured matches, interviews & segments, on the road to the ‘WWF Unforgiven 2001’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. WWF World Tag Titles: The Dudley Boyz vs. Kane & The Undertaker
2. Lance Storm vs. Jeff Hardy
3. Perry Saturn vs. Shawn Stasiak
4. Handicap Match: Booker T. & Shane McMahon vs. Tazz
5. Hurricane Helms vs. Spike Dudley
6. Christian vs. Tajiri
7. Handicap Match: Test & Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley vs. The Rock
8. Kurt Angle & Chris Jericho vs. Rob Van Dam & Stone Cold Steve Austin