WWE News: WWE RAW Talk recap! (Roadblock: End of the Line edition)
Sami Zayn says that the Braun Strowman saga has just started!
RAW Talk aired following the brand exclusive PPV, Roadblock: End of the Line. The post-event analysis show was hosted by WWE Hall of Famer Booker T and Charly Caruso. The announced guest list for the controversial talk show included the new RAW Tag Team Champions Sheamus & Cesaro, new RAW Women's Champ Charlotte Flair and the underdog from the underground Sami Zayn.
So without further ado lets delve in:
New RAW Tag Team Champions, Sheamus and Cesaro joined the panel as its first guests of the night. Cesaro reflected on 2016 and noted that it had been a good year for him, in spite of the torn rotator cuff which kept him out of action during the early months of 2016.
Sheamus cited the bar brawl the duo had a few weeks before the PPV, as the turning point in their relationship. The Irish Curse further added that the possibility of winning the gold at the year-end PPV motivated them right from the inception of their unconventional union.
With all the banter set aside, Cesaro credited Sheamus for 'saving' his year and possibly his WWE career. The duo reflected on their best of seven series and how they managed to change the opinion of the fans, who touted the series as a huge flop right from the get go.
The new champions were humble in their win and left the panel to celebrate their record-breaking win over New Day.
After the Tag Team Champions had left, Charly and Booker shifted their attention towards Neville's appearance after the Cruiserweight Title match. Booker T appreciated the new persona of the high flyer and called Neville’s new ‘mentality’, extraordinary.
Sami Zayn joined the panel next. The former NXT Champion said that he was pushed to the limit tonight and despite overcoming the odds, he had mixed emotions regarding the way his match with behemoth Braun Strowman ended.
Booker asked him about his feelings regarding his achievements from the night, to which Zayn said that he doesn’t think much of it, as the victory was not 'clean'.
Booker tried to instigate Zayn by saying that the giant took pity on him. Zayn responded diplomatically by saying that this wasn't the first time he's been in dire straights, and it wouldn’t be the last, as he doesn't quit.
He felt that if he had two more minutes, he would have pinned Strowman. Zayn claimed that he is just as good as any Superstar on the main roster and noted that it was probably just the beginning of the whole Braun Strowman saga.
Booker credited Zayn for his achievement in the Indies and recalled watching him for the first time. The Hall of Famer added that he has a lot of respect for Zayn, and advised him to pick his fights carefully.
Caruso and Booker then discussed the Rollins vs. Jericho bout. Booker T got confused between the matches, but backtracks by claiming that Rollins could be the new number one contender after his win over the Ayatollah of Rock 'N Rolla.
The lights went out, but the duo continued the talk until the backup lights came back on.
Charlotte Flair joined the panel next. A visibly emotional Women's Champion reflected on her last four years with WWE. Booker asked Charlotte how she manages to "turns it on" in the nick of time. He praised her wrestling abilities, before the new Women's Champion made a bold claim stating that she's the best female athlete that WWE has seen past, present, or future.
Caruso asked Charlotte about her rivalry with Saha Banks, to which the Champion went a little off character and stated that Sasha motivates her to get better each time she walks to the squared circle.
Booker brought up Bayley, as her next possible opponent, a claim which was quickly brushed off by Charlotte, who said that this isn't NXT, but the big leagues.
She believes that she is head and shoulders above the entire division and is "the one" in the four horsewomen.
When asked about her comments on her legendary father Nature Boy Ric Flair, Charlotte stated that she didn't care about her father's reaction, after what he did to her post last week's RAW.
She called him a loser, who lost his title on 15 different occasions.
Booker T suggested that the two should make amends. Charlotte paid no heed to it and left the set after thanking Caruso and Booker T for having her.
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