Why Raw was comfortably as good as SummerSlam

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The past few days have been hugely exciting for any wrestling fan with NXT Takeover Brooklyn, SummerSlam and Monday Night Raw all coming at once.

These three memorable events came in just three days this past weekend and all provided something to long stay in the mind of any member of the WWE Universe.

Confusing Outcomes

With SummerSlam well-known for being the second biggest pay-per-view event on WWE's schedule behind WrestleMania, fans were eagerly anticipating the show which aired on Sunday night.


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Boasting an unquestionably exciting card which had the likes of the Undertaker seeking revenge against Brock Lesnar, members of the WWE Universe were sure to be in for an incredible night.

Although for the most part this was true, there were some occurrences throughout the night that caused any wrestling fan to be critical.

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In what was a good match, not least because of Summer Rae and Lana's questionable attire, Rusev took on Dolph Ziggler but the bout was only to face a somewhat wasted end.

With both competitors having been counted out as well as Ziggler's half-hearted attempt to get back into the ring, the end seemed disappointing at best.

Although this is a comfortable way for WWE to continue the feud between these two, it is not ideal for a pay-per-view match of any kind to end by way of a count out.

Another questionable ending came from one of the biggest matches of the night as The Dead Man came back to haunt The Beast.

When the timekeeper rang the bell too soon in this match after seeing the Undertaker tap briefly, referee Charles Robinson made it completely clear that the bell is only rung under his instruction, despite him missing the Undertaker's tap.

WWE then followed this confusing exchange with a restart and with the Undertaker able to strike a low blow on Lesnar, who eventually succumbed to The Dead Man's Hell's Gate hold.

With many wrestling followers left bemused after these outcomes as well as others at SummerSlam, WWE quickly redeemed itself the following night on Raw.

Incredible Comeback 

Those in charge at WWE are no strangers to bringing back their biggest names at the right time and this week's episode of Monday Night Raw proved just that. 

Following their impressive win at SummerSlam, current Tag Team Champions The New Day gained a comfortable win over The Lucha Dragons only to be met with Tag Team icons; none other than The Dudley Boyz.

The Dudley Boyz' involvement all but provided a gentle reminder that the Tag Team Division is still an important one as it creates a platform for memorable teams such.

After his involvement in preventing John Cena from equalling Ric Flair's 16-time WWE World Championship record at SummerSlam, Jon Stewart appeared on Raw to explain that he did so to stop Cena from achieving the feat.

To counter him, who better to have defend Cena than The Nature Boy himself Ric Flair, who proceeded to say that he feels Cena is deserved of tying the record, which made for a great segment on the show.

As if this edition of Raw was not incredible enough, during The Authority's supposed statue unveiling for the current WWE World Heavyweight and United States Champion Seth Rollins, Sting returned to make his mark.

As The Authority scampered away, Sting attacked Rollins and closed the show by holding up the World Heavyweight Championship belt, setting up a match-up between him and Rollins at Night Of Champions.

This was a massive ending to an amazing night and really, as a whole, will have pleased WWE fans by making things a lot clearer and in an exciting fashion following a confusing SummerSlam.

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