WWE RAW Rundown 7-20-15

July 20, 2015

From the Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO

Your hosts are Byron Saxton, JBL, and Michael Cole

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BoD Battleground

This has nothing to do with the WWE

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BoD Daily Update

WWE.com RAW Preview

http://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/2015-07-20/raw-five-point-preview-july-20-2015-27679274

 

WWE Considering Filming an NXT TV Episode in Brooklyn?

Besides filming a two-hour WWE Network: Takeover special, the WWE is considering taping an episode of NXT TV during SummerSlam weekend in Brooklyn.

http://wrestlechat.net/report-wwe-considering-filming-nxt-tv-during-summerslam-weekend/

 

Lana Expected to Wrestle Soon?

On the September 4th show in Hampton, VA, Lana is scheduled to team up with Dolph Ziggler in a match against Rusev & Summer Rae

http://wrestlechat.net/lana-expected-to-wrestle-soon-the-miz-does-voiceover-work-for-wwe-studios-film/

 

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WWF Superstars of Wrestling September 5th, 1987

September 5, 1987

From the Selland Arena in Fresno, CA

Your hosts are Bruno Sammartino, Jesse “The Body” Ventura, and class=”StrictlyAutoTagAnchor” href=”http://blogofdoom.com/index.php/tag/class=”StrictlyAutoTagAnchor” href=”http://blogofdoom.com/index.php/tag/vince/” title=”View all articles about vince here”>vince-mcmahon/” title=”View all articles about Vince McMahon here”>Vince McMahon

In action this week will be Jake Roberts, Hart Foundation & Danny Davis, Killer Khan, and Randy Savage.

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Which Shoot Interview Should be Reviewed Next?

This week, I have selected three recently released interviews from Highspots that involve multiple people. Here are your three choices:

 

Developmentally Speaking 2: Hosted by Brian Myers (Curt Hawkins) with Luke Gallows, Mica (Camacho), and Brad Attitude

http://www.highspots.com/p/develop-2.html

 

Bullet Club Party: Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, Tama Tonga, Brian Myers, Brad Attitude

http://www.highspots.com/p/bcp.html

 

Best Friends with Teddy Hart: Hosted by Chuck Taylor and Trent Baretta

http://www.highspots.com/p/bfs-teddy.html

 

Those are your three choices. Vote by clicking on the link below. Voting ends Saturday at noon.

http://vote.pollcode.com/14327144

BoD Daily Update

With New Japan sending Jushin Lyger to work the NXT show and Shinsuke Nakamura, Kazuchika Okada, and Kushida to work the RoH Field of Honor show on SummerSlam weekend, there are move moves going on behind the scenes between RoH and NXT that do not involve New Japan that are likely to be evident in short order.

http://www.f4wonline.com/more/more-top-stories/96-wwe-news/43598-huge-political-move-new-japan-sending-liger-to-work-nxt-show-against-roh

 

TNA and RoH Wednesday Night Viewership Numbers

RoH drew 80,000 viewers this week, down from the 128,000 they had last week. The replay drew 89,000, giving them 169,000 total. TNA drew 293,000 viewers, down from the 353,000 they had last week. The replay drew 72,000, giving them 365,000 total.

http://wrestlechat.net/tna-roh-on-destination-america-viewership-for-71515-released/

 

NXT Star Getting New Theme Music

 

http://wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2015/0716/598373/wwe-nxt-star-getting-a-new-theme/

 

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BoD Daily Update

Ryback Injury Update

Ryback has been diagnosed with a staph infection and as a result, will not be able to wrestle at the Battleground PPV.

http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwebattleground/ryback-injured-27658773

 

TNA Telling Some Talent the Company Will Survive?

According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, some of the TNA wrestlers have been told that the overseas television money will help keep the company afloat while they shop around for a new U.S. television deal. Those were also told that the company will survive because they trimmed down a lot of the big contracts and got rid of a lot of the higher paid wrestlers and that the company business model is changing.

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter

 

Tough Enough Competitor Injured

Chelsea, the newest member of the show, injured her ankle during a challenge that was taped for this coming Tuesday’s episode.

https://www.wwetoughenough.com/news/chelsea-suffers-injury-during-challenge

BoD Wednesday Night Thread

Tonight, you have NXT, Lucha Underground, TNA Impact, and Ring of Honor all on television. And feel free to talk about anything else going on tonight here.

And be sure to check out the newest What If… column from Place to Be Nation as some staff members explore What If the NWO’s Third Man Wasn’t Hulk Hogan…

PTBN’s Wrestling What If… The NWO’s Third Man

BoD Daily Update

Dolph Ziggler Update

PWInsider has confirmed that Ziggler has in fact signed a new deal with the WWE. Also, the reason that Ziggler was written off of TV is that he will begin filming for the new WWE Studios film “6:42” this week in Vancouver. The filming is scheduled to last about four weeks long.

http://wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2015/0714/598288/why-did-wwe-really-write-dolph-ziggler-off-tv/

 

WWE RAW Ratings

RAW this past Monday night drew 3.54 million viewers. Here is the hourly breakdown:

8pm: 3.43 million viewers

9pm: 3.51 million viewers

10pm: 3.65 million viewers

http://www.f4wonline.com/more/more-top-stories/96-wwe-news/43558-wwe-news-raw-ratings-

 

WWE Announces Date For Second Quarter Conference Call

The call is scheduled for Thursday July 30th at 11am EST. The WWE will be releasing their Network subscriber number during this call as well.

http://pwinsider.com/article/95143/wwe-to-give-wwe-network-subscriber-number-update-on.html?p=1

 

Alberto El Patron Update

Patron, the former Alberto Del Rio in the WWE, is safe after no-showing an Autism benefit Sunday night. Lone Star Championship Wrestling has issued a statement regarding the incident that you can read by clicking on the link below.

http://lonestarwrestling.com/update-on-alberto-el-patron/

BoD Tuesday Night Thread

Tonight, we have the MLB All-Star Game, Tough Enough, and anything else you want to talk about tonight here.

 

Also, if you haven’t already, make sure to head on over to Place to be Nation for the latest installment of the “Kevin Kelly” show as he welcomes guest “The Patriot” Del Wilkes. Click on the link below to listen to this interview, which is quite revealing.

http://placetobenation.com/the-kevin-kelly-show-episode-39-the-patriot-del-wilkes/

BoD Daily Update

Backstage Reaction to the Diva’s Segment

WWE officials were reported to have been “absolutely thrilled” with how the divas segment came off on RAW. The feeling was that this division has turned the corner. The initial plan was for this to happen was to do this closer to SummerSlam but with the U.S. Women’s Soccer team winning this week and the attention they have been receiving the decision was made to move the plans up.

http://pwinsider.com/article/95119/backstage-news-notes-from-raw-including-reaction-to-big-divas-angle-kane-update-more.html?p=1

 

Kane (Storyline) Injury Update

Last night, WWE.com reported that Kane had sustained a broken right ankle due to Brock Lesnar’s attack last night.

http://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/2015-07-13/kane-injury-brock-lesnar-27649048

 

Kayfabe Commentaries Releases Newest Installment in Their WCW Timeline Series

1994 WCW as told by Eric Bischoff was released last night. You can click on the link below to view the trailer

 

 

Also, click on the link below to view the newest installment of the “Kevin Kelly Show” over at Place to be Nation as he welcomes guest Del Wilkes, who was better known as the Patriot. Click on the link below to give this a listen.

http://placetobenation.com/the-kevin-kelly-show-episode-39-the-patriot-del-wilkes/

 

BoD Daily Update

WWE.com RAW Preview

http://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/2015-07-13/five-point-preview-27630864

 

New Japan Star Injured

Katsuyori Shibata was injured Friday night. No word on whether or not he will miss the G-1 tournament, which begins on 7/20.

Credit Dave Meltzer, F4WOnline.com

 

 

Interviews with Former WWE Workers

Justin Gabriel

https://www.cultofwhatever.com/2015/07/interview-pj-black-aka-justin-gabriel/

Chris Masters

http://wrestlechat.net/chris-the-adonis-mordetzsky-talks-going-to-gfw-possibly-wrestling-in-tna-or-wwe-again-more/