Not one, but TWO disputed WWE title changes occur at The Horror Show!
Update 7/20/20: Asuka vs. Sasha Banks for Raw Women’s Title booked for oMonday Night Raw 7/27.
There was one definitive title change and two disputed changes on the WWE The Horror Show at Extreme Rules PPV.
Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura defeated The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Big E) fair and square in a tables match to win the SmackDown Tag Team Titles.
However, things got weird after that — to say the least.
MVP awarded himself the new WWE United States Championship belt via forfeit after current (former?) U.S. Champion Apollo Crews couldn’t wrestle due to a “bulging disc.” Per WrestlingObserver.com’s Dave Meltzer, Crews is actually COVID-19 positive.
Rather than book MVP in another match with someone else, he just took the title and declared himself the new champion. Not surprisingly, the WWE announcers didn’t mention COVID-19 whatsoever, which has been the case since the pandemic began. This is in stark contrast to All Elite Wrestling’s approach, as AEW announcers have publicly acknowledged the novel coronavirus and the fact World Champion Jon Moxley (Dean Ambrose) was off TV following Renee Young’s (Moxley’s wife) COVID-19 infection.
We wish the very best to Crews and his family during this trying time. Take this virus seriously, folks.
In the last title change (sort of) of the night, Sasha Banks defeated Raw Women’s Champion Asuka after Bayley counted the pin in a referee shirt. The final three count came after Bayley’ interference and Asuka accidentally blowing green mist in the ref’s face. This was an excellent match prior to the wacky finish.
Expect some semblance of clarity on Monday Night Raw. We hope…
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