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WWE News: Kurt Angle announces a dumpster match for Raw

Poor Kalisto.

News 23 Apr 2017, 01:42 IST
Angle has effectively set up another forgettable Raw episode for Kaito.

What’s the story?

On the heels of Braun Strowman brutalising the entire Raw roster on last week’s edition of WWE’s flagship show, Kurt Angle took to Twitter and granted Kalisto his wish for a Dumpster match against the Monster Among Men. 

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Braun Strowman showcased his wrath last week on Raw and went on a demolition drive backstage as he took out R-Truth and Goldust before throwing a powerless Kalisto into a dumpster. This has surely enraged Kalisto, whose arrival on Raw hasn’t panned out exactly how he envisioned.

The former United States Champion will be looking for retribution for being treated like trash, however, it is highly unlikely that he will get what he wishes.

On a side note, the last Dumpster match took place in 1998 at WrestleMania 14 between Cactus Jack and Chainsaw Charlie and  The New Age Outlaws (who lost the titles) for the Tag Team Championship:


The heart of the matter

Strowman is the hottest thing in all of WWE at the moment. His match against Big Show last week – that ended in an epic ring break – has further accelerated his star power as he prepares to face Roman Reigns at Payback.

Reigns has been on the shelf as a result of an insane beatdown at the hands of the former Wyatt Family member and the Samoan Superman is expected to be back for the coming episode of Raw. The Dumpster match booked by Angle could be a setup for Reigns’ return.

What’s next?

We all know how the so-called Dumpster match is going to end. Kalisto is set to taste the trash yet again and Reigns will show up at the end of it all to exact some revenge against the man who gave him one of the most brutal backstage beatings in recent memory. 

Strowman and Reigns are set to face each other at Payback on April 30th, which is an unannounced no.1 contenders match of sorts for Brock Lesnar's Universal Championship. Rumours also suggest an added stipulation, such as an Ambulance match could be announced for the bout. Additionally, Strowman is expected to beat Reigns and go on to face The Beast Incarnate at the subsequent PPV.

Author’s take

As predictable as it may seem, it will be fun to watch Strowman ragdoll Kalisto. Reigns could be hiding in the dumpster for all we know. 

Being the final episode of Raw before Payback, Reigns and Strowman could have another epic brawl, and I feel Reigns may end up getting the better of Strowman this time around. No, he won’t be flipping over an Ambulance. You never know, though, he’s the Samoan ‘Superman’ in Vince McMahon’s books.

Nonetheless, the go-home episode of Raw should be an eventful affair. 

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