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How not to build hype for a title match

Nikki A.S.H. will defend the Raw women’s championship against Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley at SummerSlam this coming Saturday night in Las Vegas. WWE had one more episode of Monday Night Raw to build excitement for that match. So what did they do?

Ripley pinned Nikki clean.

Nikki & Ripley then beat up Flair.

A tag match is made for later where Flair chooses Nia Jax as her mystery partner, and she is the one who does all the damage to set up Ripley to be beat, and Flair simply finished the job and took the pin for herself.

So, the champion and one of the challengers were pinned while the other challenger was beat down and won her match thanks to someone else. If anything, Jax is the only one who came out of this looking like she could/should be Raw women’s champion, and she is not in the match at SummerSlam.

Get excited, though! That match is just days away!


Here are all the videos from Raw this week:

  • Riddle asks Randy Orton for an RK-Bro reunion
  • Riddle vs. AJ Styles
  • Nikki A.S.H. and Rhea Ripley launch attack on Charlotte Flair
  • Drew McIntyre vs. Veer & Shanky — Handicap match
  • Damian Priest exposes the truth about The Miz’s injury during “Moist TV”
  • Damian Priest vs. The Miz
  • John Morrison explains why he walked out on The Miz
  • Lilly spooks Doudrop during a visit to Alexa’s Playground
  • Mansoor vs. MACE
  • Randy Orton agrees to reunite RK-Bro after battling Omos
  • Eva Marie unloads two vicious slaps on Doudrop
  • Elias prepares his own gravesite
  • Jeff Hardy vs. Karrion Kross
  • R-Truth and Akira Tozawa make another attempt to catch Reggie
  • Nikki A.S.H. & Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair & NIa Jax
  • Goldberg hits Bobby Lashley with a massive Spear
  • Charlotte Flair is very confident heading into SummerSlam
  • Nobody has their way with Karrion Kross
  • Mustafa Ali shields Mansoor from the truth about his win

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