On this week’s edition of The Flagship, Brian, Steve and Michael talk about WWE Raw from Monday night including the bear feud between The Shield and The Wyatts, the lack of matches for the Survivor Series which is less than two weeks away, what is going on in the WWE right now, Hulk Hogan possibly making his return to the company and who he could possibly face at WrestleMania 30, Dixie Carter taking on Spike TV and some thoughts on the passing of Eddie Guerrero with his passing eight years ago.
Brian and Steve are back for the weekly WWE Raw recap podcast as they look back at Monday’s show including a hot main event, an angle at the end of the show involving The Shield and The Wyatts which looks to be going nowhere right now, Survivor Series is coming – really, Randy Orton goes down and who knows who is in charge. Plus, they talk about Chris Hero getting released, Hulk Hogan’s latest online note, Mickie James working with WWE and more.
Brian and Steve recap WWE raw from Monday night including the legal issues between the Big Show and Triple H, holes in the main storyline, going back to the well, Dolph Ziggler being worth 12%, Kane owns a suit, a horny bull making some moves on Renee Young and more. Plus, they talk about the card so far for Survivor Series, the latest on Hulk Hogan, TNA being for sale or maybe not and what former champion is returning on the show this week.
Brian and Steve talk about Raw from Monday night including the new directions for WWE, Damien Sandow almost becoming the World Heavyweight Champion, Daniel Bryan angle with Shawn Michaels, if Michaels is coming back for another match, Big Show becoming the top babyface and more. Plus, they talk about Hulk Hogan with his latest online teases.
WWE superstar the Big Show talks about the upcoming Hell in a Cell PPV, driving a big rig on Raw this past Monday, being able to cry on demand and learning how to do that, John Cena’s quick return from surgery, the rise of Daniel Bryan, not having his own catchphrase, the charity work WWE does and more.
Brian, Michael and Steve are back for the weekly Between The Ropes as they talk about the fallout from WWE Raw on Monday night and the Triple H promo to end that show, a preview of this Sunday’s Hell in a Cell PPV and some predictions, Sheamus on his comeback from injury, TNA on the move and a new initiative and more.
NXT superstar Xavier Woods talks about being a part of his first WWE Be A Star rally talking about bullying, getting his Masters degree and working on his PhD, the recent comments about him from JBL on Raw, when we might see him on the show and more.
Brian and Steve recap WWE Raw from Monday night including the buildup to Sunday’s Hell in a Cell PPV, the finishing segment with the Triple H promo, who looks to be upset about something he said, getting back to a formula on Raw, why Norv Fernum should have been on the show and much more. Plus, they talk about TNA going with a rematch between AJ Styles and Bully on Impact this week and the entire angle.
Brian and Steve talk about Raw from Monday night including the announced return of John Cena at the Hell in a Cell PPV, the latest on the Daniel Bryan – Randy Orton storyline, Big Show getting fired, Orton’s position, Rob Van Dam’s status with the company, Hulk Hogan and more.
Brian and Steve talk about WWE Raw from Monday night, the lead-in to this Sunday’s Battleground PPV, the debut of Los Matadores and El Torito (!), the Daniel Bryan – Randy Orton angle at the end of the show, the Paul Heyman ‘proposal’ to Ryback and more. Plus, they talk about Hulk Hogan with his TNA contract coming to an end, the angle involving him last week and this coming week on Impact and TNA as a company.
Brian and Steve look back at last night’s Raw including Daniel Bryan being stripped of the WWE Championship, Stephanie and her wicked ways involving with Dusty Rhodes, Paul Heyman and his starry eyes for Ryback, the good guys finally stepping up and helping and more. Plus, they talk about the report that Hulk Hogan’s TNA contract expiring in two weeks and the company possibly taking Impact off the road.
According to Zap2It.com, Raw averaged 3.885 million viewers, down from last week’s 3.94 million.
The doubleheader of Monday Night Football had an average of 13.737 million viewers on ESPN during prime time hours for ESPN. The first game featuring the Philadelphia Eagles against the Washington Redskins drew 16.52 million viewers. The second game between the Houston Texans and the San Diego Chargers had 10.95 million viewers.
Raw started out with an average of 3.801 million viewers. The second hour increased to 3.903 million but was down from it’s usual average. The final hour increased to 3.953 million.
The Raw viewership was expected to go down against the NFL but it was not a huge increase. Still,
Brian and Steve are back to talk about WWE Raw from Monday night, Edge making his return, the back and forth real-life promo between him and Triple H, the Daniel Bryan build for his match against Randy Orton at this Sunday’s Night of Champions PPV and more about the show. Plus, they talk about the latest on a physical WWE Hall of Fame, Sami Zayn possibly joining the main roster soon, TNA business and rumors of them possibly coming off the road and more.
It’s Tuesday so Brian and Steve are back to review WWE Raw from last night including an emotional Big Show, Daniel Bryan standing up to the big man, Stephanie McMahon’s magical powers, CM Punk’s money promo, Dolph Ziggler possibly being in the doghouse, the Night of Champions PPV, AJ Styles promo last week on Impact Wrestling and more.
Brian and Steve are back as they talk about Klondike bars, mints, coupons, concerts and NBA Championships and then they get into a full review of WWE Raw including the latest in the Triple H – Daniel Bryan – Randy Orton storyline, the eye-popping Paul Heyman – CM Punk – Curtis Axel segment, AJ Lee with her version of a pipe bomb promo and more. Plus, they talk Goldberg and Hulk Hogan’s future in wrestling.
It’s Monday so Brian and Steve are back to look ahead to WWE Raw tonight. Plus, they talk about Goldberg and whether or not he could return to WWE for the Hall of Fame and possibly a match at WrestleMania XXX next year, where it looks like WrestleMania could be in 2015 and 2016, Ted DiBiase Jr. leaving the WWE, AJ Styles possibly leaving TNA and if he would be a good fit in the WWE and a big discussion about WWE creative and utilizing the talent roster.
It was announced on WWE Raw last night that former WWE champion John Cena will be out of 4-6 months due to a torn triceps. Cena said that the fluid built up into his elbow due to the triceps injury.
Cena had missed a few house in the last two weeks , but still wrestled against the advise of WWE doctors against Daniel Bryan at Summerslam on Sunday. Bryan defeated Cena in a great match that lasted about 25 minutes to win the WWE title, but then Randy Orton cashed in his MITB briefcase, with a pedigree by Triple H to win the WWE title from Bryan.
WWE doctor Michael Sampson talked to WWE.com regarding the injury to Cena.
“After SummerSlam, John agreed with us to have surgery this week with WWE’s Dr. James Andrews,” Sampson said. “He will begin physical therapy after that.”
We wish Cena the best of luck in his recovery.
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