Saturday 27 May 2017

Post-Summerslam Raw: John Cena gets revenge on Jon Stewart while Sting and the Dudley Boyz return

Seth Rollins and John Cena battle it out at the WWE SummerSlam 2015 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on August 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)
Seth Rollins and John Cena battle it out at the WWE SummerSlam 2015 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on August 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)

Michael Verney

It was often said during the Attitude era that anything could happen on WWE Monday Night Raw and last night's blockbuster show was a throwback to the 90s with thrills and spills aplenty.

From start to finish the action in and out of the squared-circle was gripping, and it included the return of some of wrestling's biggest names including Sting and the Dudley Boyz.

The Icon's return was a beautiful curveball and after crashing the unveiling of a statue in Seth Rollins' honour, the six-time WCW champion set his sights on claiming WWE's top prize and the match was set with young versus old at Night of Champions on September 21.

Former Daily Show presenter Jon Stewart cost John Cena his 16th world title reign at Summerslam when charging to the ring and levelling him with a steel chair leaving fans stunned.

We finally learned his motive as according to Stewart, he wanted to preserve Ric Flair's record. The ever popular Nature Boy then appeared on the scene and said he was rooting for Cena, who hit the ring and slammed Stewart to the ring with an Attitude adjustment after an intense promo.

Another major surprise was hearing the words we've been waiting years for, "D-Von, get the tables". The Brooklyn crowd exploded as the nine time WWE tag team champions The Dudley Boys returned after a ten-year absence.

Bubba Ray and D-Von laid out current champions The New Day, putting Xavier Woods through a table before coming face to face with The Prime Time Players, who were sitting in on commentary.

In other events, Paul Heyman eloquently addressed the Undertaker's controversial victory against Brock Lesnar the previous night and fans were left in no doubt that the two would meet again, most likely at Wrestlemania 32.

The Wyatt family has also expanded with the addition of the monstrous Braun Stowman, who helped his new brothers to lay out Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose on an action-packed night.

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