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5 of the best photos from Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live this week (May 15-16, 2017)

Check out the best photos from WWE this week!

Once again Jinder Mahal stands tall to end Smackdown Live this week

The WWE returned to the United States after a lengthy European tour as Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live set their sights on their next pay per views. For Smackdown, Backlash will take place from Chicago, Illinois this Sunday; while Extreme Rules is next up for Raw on June 4th.

Some of the highlights on Monday Night Raw this week included Raw General Manager Kurt Angle announcing the main event at Extreme Rules. There will be a Fatal 5 Way to determine the #1 contender for Brock Lesnar’s WWE Universal Championship. Those competitors include Samoa Joe, Roman Reigns, Bray Wyatt, Seth Rollins, and Finn Balor.

Smackdown Live had their go-home show for WWE Backlash and some of those highlights included a contract signing for the six women tag match, Kevin Owens stealing the Highlight Reel from Chris Jericho, and Jinder Mahal getting the upper hand on Randy Orton once more ahead of their title match.

This week’s best photos from Raw and Smackdown are not only dominated by Raw but by the Finn Balor and Roman Reigns match. Three of the five photos are from that great promo and match. Continue on to see Balor with a familiar pose...


#5 An unintentional Bullet Club gesture?

The photographer captured Finn Balor at the right moment here

Monday Night Raw opened up with Kurt Angle’s special announcement of a Fatal 5 Way match at Extreme Rules involving Finn Balor, Roman Reigns, Bray Wyatt, Samoa Joe, and Seth Rollins. This match came about due to the elbow injury suffered by Braun Strowman that will put him on the shelf for several weeks.

All five competitors would make their way out to the ring to claim that they will be the one to face “The Beast” Brock Lesnar at Great Balls of Fire. This photo was most interesting as Balor may not have known it, but he was flashing the famous gesture used by the Bullet Club for years.

Continue on to see a measure of revenge by the enigmatic Jeff Hardy...

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