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- Raw GM Kurt Angle and Constable Corbin are in the ring to start the show, Angle talks about a social media post made by Paul Heyman over the weekend. Roman Reigns interrupts and makes his way to the ring, Bobby Lashley interrupts before Angle can address Reigns. Lashley says he deserves to hear about Angle’s reaction to what Heyman posted, Lashley says Reigns had three years to beat Brock Lesnar and couldn’t do it. Reigns brings up about how Lashley left the WWE the first time about ten years ago, Reigns says Lashley has done nothing since being back in the WWE. Lashley says he has the tools to defeat Lesnar, Angle says there will be no multi-man match at WWE Extreme Rules due to a contract issue with Lesnar.
Lashley says maybe Lesnar would return if he didn’t have to face Reigns everytime, Reigns then challenges Lashley to a match tonight. The Revival interrupt and Scott Dawson says that its the same old story every week, Dash Wilder says opportunities are just being handed to everybody. The Revival challenge Reigns and Lashley to a tag rematch and Angle agrees.
Roman Reigns & Bobby Lashley vs. The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder)
The match begins with The Revival trying to jump their opponents before getting taken out by Reigns and Lashley, Reigns gets Dawson back in the ring and he lands a headbutt. Lashley tags in and he double teams Dawson with Reigns, Wilder attacks Reigns from behind before eating a clothesline from Lashley. Dawson then drops a distracted Lashley on the top rope, Dawson lands a few chops and a clothesline on Lashley. Wilder tags in and he double teams Lashley with Dawson for a near fall, Wilder would hit Lashley with a few European uppercuts before tagging Dawson in. Dawson holds Lashley down while applying a chin lock, Wilder tags in and he works with Dawson to hit Lashley with a double suplex. Lashley recovers and he nails Wilder with a flat liner, Dawson and Reigns get tagged in by their respective partners.
Reigns quickly cleans house against the opposing team, Reigns corners Dawson before landing some clothesline strikes. Wilder tries interfering and Reigns knocks him to the arena floor, Wilder gets Dawson out of the ring and Reigns nails them both with a Drive by as we go to a commercial break. We return from the break to see Wilder holding Reigns in a chin lock, Reigns gets free and Dawson tags into the match. Dawson traps Reigns in the ropes while landing a plethora of strikes, Reigns fights back and Wilder tags into the match before kicking away at Reigns. Wilder holds Reigns down while applying the cobra clutch, Dawson tags in and he nails Reigns with a knee drop. Reigns recovers and he catches Dawson with a Samoan drop, Lashley and Wilder get tagged in by their respective partners. Lashley quickly cleans house against the opposing team, Lashley then catches a charging Dawson with a spine buster.
Lashley then hits Wilder with a delayed vertical suplex, Reigns tags in and he nails Wilder with a superman punch. Reigns sends Dawson into Lashley before landing a spear and Wilder rolls him up with a handful of tights for the three count.
Winners: The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder)
- Matt Hardy appears and he talks about the B-Teams mockery of the Deleters Of Worlds last week on WWE Raw, calling their performance wonderful. Bray Wyatt appears and he says the B-Teams eyes tell the true story, Wyatt says the B-Team is to fixated on the Raw Tag Team Titles.
- Curtis Axel appears on the big screen as Matt Hardy, talking just like Hardy would talk. Bo Dallas appears as Bray Wyatt, mocking him as well.
Matt Hardy w/Bray Wyatt vs. Curtis Axel w/Bo Dallas
The match begins with Hardy immediately smashing the face of Axel into the turnbuckle multiple times, Axel recovers and he nails Hardy with a few strikes. Axel goes to the top rope and Hardy nails him with a few strikes, Hardy follows Axel up the ropes and he messes up a superplex as Axel gets the three count.
Winner: Curtis Axel w/Bo Dallas
After the match, the Deleters Of Worlds celebrate the win from Curtis Axel.
- Highlights are shown of Bayley and Sasha Banks friendship coming to an end last week on Raw.
- Sasha Banks is shown talking to Raw GM Kurt Angle backstage.
- The Authors Of Pain bump into Titus Worldwide backstage, Titus O’Neil defends the backstage crew person that the AOP were bullying.
- Bayley is talking to Alicia Fox backstage when Raw GM Kurt Angle arrives, Angle says she will team with Sasha Banks and Ember Moon against the Riott Squad tonight.
Authors Of Pain (Rezar & Akam) vs. Rich & Rex Gibson
The match begins with Rezar kicking Rex in the face before slamming him on the ringside edge, Rich is dragged into the match before Akam tags in and knocks him out of the ring. Akam grabs Rex in the ring before landing a death valley driver in the corner, Rezar tags in and the AOP hit Rich with the Last Chapter for the three count.
Winners: Authors Of Pain (Rezar & Akam)
After the match, the AOP continue attacks the Gibson’s until Titus Worldwide comes out to make the save.
- Raw GM Kurt Angle is talking to Constable Corbin backstage when Finn Balor arrives, Balor wonders why the multi-man match was canceled at WWE Extreme Rules. Braun Strowman arrives as well and he says that he has been too rough on Kevin Owens and he feels bad about what he has done to him, Strowman says he wants to team with Owens. Angle then makes Strowman & Owens versus Corbin & Balor for tonight.
- Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss makes her way to the ring with Mickie James, a video package is then shown of Ronda Rousey attacking Bliss on last weeks Raw. James then does a big time introduction for Bliss, James talks about how Rousey ruined Bliss’ celebration last week. Bliss brings up the fact that Rousey was suspended for thirty days for the attack, the two go back and forth mocking Rousey. Bliss then talks about having to face Nia Jax at WWE Extreme Rules, Bliss says she is the only one still standing after WWE Money In The Bank. Bliss says she is the real hero in her feud with Nia Jax, Natalya interrupts and makes her way to the entrance ramp. Natalya reminds that Rousey’s suspension ends in just a few short weeks, Bliss mocks Natalya’s social media usage.
Natalya says she talked with Raw GM Kurt Angle and that she will face Bliss in a match right now, Jax also also returns to be at the side of Natalya.
Alexa Bliss w/Mickie James vs. Natalya w/Nia Jax
The match is joined in progress and we see Bliss holding Natalya in the body scissors, Natalya spins around and Bliss goes for a guillotine choke. Natalya gets free and she looks for a sharp shooter before Bliss gets to the ropes, Bliss recovers and nails Natalya with a few kicks for a near fall. Bliss reapplies the body scissors to a downed Natalya, Bliss goes for a guillotine choke again and Natalya breaks free by landing a Michinoku Driver. Bliss recovers and she shoves Natalya down before landing some double knee strikes, Bliss stands on Natalya while stomping her head a few times for multiple near falls. Natalya recovers to hit Bliss with multiple clotheslines and a suplex, Natalya then lands a Russian side leg sweep before James distracts Natalya.
Jax interferes and trips up Bliss while the referee was distracted, Natalya locks Bliss in the sharp shooter and Bliss taps out.
Winner: Natalya w/Nia Jax
- Highlights are shown of Dolph Ziggler’s WWE Intercontinental Title win from last weeks Raw.
- Charly Caruso interviews Seth Rollins, who says there are no excuses for last weeks loss and this weeks Seth Rollins is better than last weeks Rollins.
- Jinder Mahal and Sunil Singh are taking part in a photo shoot when the Riott Squad interrupts and breaks the camera.
The Riott Squad (Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan & Liv Morgan) vs. Bayley, Ember Moon & Sasha Banks
The match begins with Bayley attacking Logan with a bunch of strikes, Moon tags in and she hits Logan with a double suplex alongside Bayley. Banks tags in and lands a double knee strike for a near fall, Moon tags in and Logan backs her into the corner. Morgan tags in and Moon trips her up before landing a flat liner, Bayley and Banks then take care of an interfering Riott and Logan. Moon then takes out Riott and Morgan with a suicide dive as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see Riott twisting away on the head of Moon. Riott then drops a swinging Moon with an STO for a near fall, The Riott Squad work over Moon while the referee was distracted. Banks eventually tags in and she cleans house against the opposing team, Banks then hits Riott with a double knee strike.
Riott catches a distracted Banks with a kick to the face for a near fall, Moon nails Logan with a roaring elbow on the arena floor. Everybody battles on the arena floor as Riott battles Banks in the ring, Riott surprises Banks with a roll up for a three count.
Winners: The Riott Squad (Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan & Liv Morgan)
After the match, Bayley attacks Sasha Banks and absolutely destroys her, Bayley then throws Banks face first into the middle turnbuckle. Bayley drags Banks out of the ring before slamming her on the arena floor, Bayley would then throw Banks into the ring steps a few times.
- Raw GM Kurt Angle is talking to a referee backstage about the issues between Sasha Banks and Bayley. Kevin Owens interrupts and he complains about teaming with Braun Strowman tonight, Angle says them teaming together could be the start of a beautiful freindship.
- Majo Rawley makes his way towards the ring for a rematch with No Way Jose, Rawley says that he is embarrassed to be coming out with the conga line at ringside. Rawley says nobody from the conga line has earned the right to walk down the aisle to a WWE ring, Rawley also says that Jose hasn’t earned that right. Rawley starts interviewing members of the conga line, Rawley tells the conga line that none of them will be WWE superstars and then Rawley saus no rematch will happen tonight. Jose goes outside the ring to confront Rawley and Rawley lays him out.
- Raw GM Kurt Angle meets with Bayley backstage, Angle then says that Bayley will have to undergo counseling next week or she’s fired.
Braun Strowman & Kevin Owens vs. Finn Balor & Constable Corbin
The match begins with Corbin instantly tagging into the match, Owens goes for a haedlock before failing to drop Corbin with a shoulder tackle. Corbin responds by dropping Owens with a shoulder block, Owens gets Corbin in the corner while landing a few strikes. Owens goes to the middle rope and Corbin knocks him off with a punch, Balor tags in and lands a few strikes before Corbin tags himself in. Strowman gets a tag a few moments later and Corbin attacks him with a few strikes, Strowman quickly drops Corbin before landing a right. Owens tags in and Balor tags in a few moments later, Owens quickly attacks Balor with a few strikes. Owens would then trap Balor in the corner before stomping away on him, Owens slows things down further by holding Balor in a chin lock.
Corbin interferes and he gets taken out by the opposing team, Strowman catches Balor with an avalanche while Owens nails Corbin with a cannonball as we go to a commercial break. We return from the break to see Balor wrenching away on the arm of Owens, Owens gets free and Balor drops him with a falling elbow smash. Corbin tags in and Strowman tags in a few moments later, Strowman quickly attacks Corbin with shoulder tackles and an upper body smash. Strowman then nails a cornered Corbin with an avalanche, Balor tags in and Strowman quickly drops him. Strowman knocks everybody out of the ring before destroying them with shoulder tackles, Owens tags in and he destroys Balor with a shoulder tackle before eating a clothesline from Corbin.
Strowman then throws Corbin into the ring steps before accidentally running into the ring post, Balor gets back in the ring to hit Owens with a sling blade. Corbin tags in and Balor drops him with a right to the arena floor, Corbin and Balor battle up the entrance ramp and the referee counts them out.
Winners: Braun Strowman & Kevin Owens, by count out
After the match, Kevin Owens offers Braun Strowman his hand and runs away before anything can happen, Strowman chases Owens backstage a few moments later.
- Kevin Owens is shown hiding from Braun Strowman and he uses security to get out of the building, Owens wants his keys from the valet and the valet says Strowman has the car keys. Strowman then reveals to Owens that he flipped his rental car over.
WWE Intercontinental Title Match
Dolph Ziggler (c) w/Drew McIntyre vs. Seth Rollins
The match begins with Rollins nailing Ziggler with a drop kick before stomping away on him, Ziggler recovers and he nails Rollins with a few strikes. Rollins fights back and he catches Ziggler with a roll up for a near fall, Rollins then holds Ziggler down while wrenching away on his arm. Ziggler gets free and he cracks a cornered Rollins with some more strikes, Ziggler drops Rollins before landing an elbow drop. Ziggler takes Rollins down with a headlock and he keeps Rollins down for some time, Rollins tries getting free and Ziggler maintains the headlock. Rollins gets free and he knocks Ziggler out of the ring with a drop kick, Rollins goes after Ziggler and McIntyre briefly distracts him.
Rollins gets at Ziggler and he throws him right into the barricade as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see Ziggler attacking the knee of Rollins. Ziggler traps Rollins in the corner while choking him on the top rope, Ziggler drops Rollins before landing another elbow drop for a near fall. Ziggler slows things down further by holding Rollins in a chin lock, Rollins gets free and he destroys Ziggler with a hard Irish whip into the corner. Ziggler recovers and propels a charging Rollins out of the ring, Ziggler gets Rollins in the ring for a near fall on a pin attempt. Ziggler trash talks to Rollins while landing some more strikes, Rollins fights back and Ziggler counters with a sleeper hold. Rollins gets free before he and Ziggler crash into each other with simultaneous cross body blocks, Rollins nails Ziggler with a few chops and a sling blade.
Rollins then knocks Ziggler out of the ring and McIntyre attacks him while the referee’s back was turned, the referee catches onto McIntyre and he throws him out of the ringside area. Rollins catches Ziggler with a roll up while McIntyre argues with the referee, Rollins then knocks Ziggler out of the ring with an enzaguri. Rollins then hits Ziggler and McIntyre with a suicide dive, Rollins gets Ziggler in the ring before going to the top rope. Ziggler knocks Rollins off the top rope as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see Rollins nailing Ziggler with a rip cord knee strike for a near fall. Ziggler rolls to the ring apron and Rollins tries to power bomb him, Ziggler recovers and he nails Rollins with a DDT on the ringside edge. Rollins eventually beats the count into the ring and he recovers to nail Ziggler with a buckle bomb, Rollins then hits Ziggler with a side kick for a near fall.
Rollins goes to the top rope and Ziggler meets him up there, Rollins knocks Ziggler off for good with a headbutt. Rollins then nails Ziggler with a frog splash for a near fall, Rollins nails Ziggler with a side kick before missing a curb stomp, Ziggler and Rollins exchange a few roll ups for a few near falls. Ziggler sends a charging Rollins into the corner before landing a Zig Zag for a near fall, Ziggler gets Rollins on the top rope before following him up there. Ziggler looks for a superplex and Rollins blocks it, Rollins winds up nailing Ziggler with a superplex followed by a falcon arrow for a near fall as Drew McIntyre attacks the referee to cause a DQ.
Winner: Seth Rollins, by DQ (Dolph Ziggler retains the title)
After the match, Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler continue attacking Seth Rollins until Roman Reigns comes out to make the save by spearing Ziggler. Reigns goes after McIntyre and he knocks him out of the ring with a superman punch.