The Morning Roundup 8/30/16: Universal Championship Edition


The first half of today’s roundup will be dedicated to the shocking finale of Raw where Kevin Owens took his rightful place as Universal Champion!

Champion of the Universe – WWE

In a fantastic close to last night’s Raw, Kevin Owens became the second ever Universal Champion last night on Raw eliminating Big Cass & Seth Rolins with an assist from The Game, Triple H.  Pro Wrestling is #1 and the best.

Rollins Confronts McMahon & Foley – WWE

Following the shocking ending of Raw, “The Man” Seth Rollins and Commissioner Stephanie McMahon had words about her husband’s actions.

Owens’ First Photoshoot – WWE

WWE also has footage of Owens’ first photoshoot as champion before going to call his wife.

Cesaro Injured – Cageside Seats

WWE is reporting and Cesaro’s Twitter is indicating he may have suffered contusions on his spine after being backdropped into a ring post last night on Raw.  Heal up quick Swiss Superman.

Cruiserweight Division – What Culture

Johnny Gargano, Tommaso Ciampa, &  Cedric Alexander joined Rich Swann, Noam Dar, Brian Perkins, & TJP (announced last week) as the first 7 confirmed names for the new RAW cruiserweight division.

Ryback Podcast – Wrestling Observer

The former Ryback is spilling the beans about his WWE departure in a new podcast.  Reeves says he walked away from a 3-year 1.5 million dollar deal and he was lied to about a number of opportunities, like being the top heel in the company, having the championship, and facing AJ Styles at WrestleMania 32.

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