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- Elias is in the ring and he wants to know “who wants to walk with Elias?” Elias says he is the WWE’s most valuable asset before promising to win the WWE Intercontinental Title at WWE Money In The Bank, Elias talks about attacking Seth Rollins last week on WWE Raw. Elias then performs a new song he wrote, Rollins eventually interrupts Elias and he makes his way to the ring. Rollins first grabs a steel chair and he gets in the ring, the two have a face off until Rollins knocks the guitar out of Elias’ hands. Jinder Mahal appears from behind and he attacks Rollins, Roman Reigns comes out and he makes the save for Rollins. Raw GM Kurt Angle comes out and to announce that Jinder Mahal & Elias will face Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins in a tag match that starts right now.
The Shield (Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns) vs. Elias & Jinder Mahal w/Sunil Singh
The match begins with Elias quickly tagging Mahal in the ring to avoid Rollins, both teams exchange tags until a brawl breaks out between all four competitors. Rollins battles Mahal on the arena floor while Reigns battles Elias on the arena floor, Rollins gets Mahal in the ring before tagging Reigns in. The Shield double team Mahal before Rollins gets tagged back in for more double team work, Mahal traps Rollins in the corner before Elias tags in and he attacks Rollins from behind. Elias then drops Rollins neck first on the top rope for a near fall, Elias then chokes Rollins on the bottom rope. Rollins fights back and Elias drops him with a clothesline, Elias slows things down further while twisting on the head of Rollins. Elias transitions to a chin lock on a downed Rollins, Rollins gets free and he causes Elias to miss a knee drop.
Mahal tags in and Rollins sends him out of the ring before tagging Reigns in, Reigns quickly cleans house against the opposing team. Reigns then nails Mahal with clothesline smashes in the corner, Mahal fights back and Reigns drops him with a boot to the face. Elias tags in and Reigns nails him with a boot to the face, Mahal distracts Reigns and Elias rolls out of the ring. Reigns goes after Mahal and Elias drops him with an axe handle smash as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see Elias holding Reigns in a chin lock. Elias releases the hold to catch Reigns with some strikes, Mahal tags in and he drops Reigns first on the top rope for a near fall. Mahal nails Reigns with some knee strikes before applying a chin lock to him, Mahal releases the hold to nail Reigns with a knee drop. Elias tags in and he catches Reigns with another knee drop for a near fall, Reigns fights back and Elias drops him with a back elbow strike.
Mahal tags in and he reapplies the chin lock to a downed Reigns, Reigns fights back and he catches Mahal with a Samoan drop. Rollins and Elias get the tags from their respective partners, Rollins quickly cleans house against the opposing team. Rollins nails Elias with a blockbuster for a near fall, Elias misses a knee strike and Rollins nails him with a falcon arrow for a near fall, Mahal hits the ring and Reigns takes him out with a superman punch. Reigns then rolls out of the ring to hit Elias with a Drive By, Rollins looks for The Stomp and Singh distracts him. Mahal then throws Reigns right into the ring steps and into the crowd, Elias catches Rollins with a roll up and Rollins kicks out to land an enzaguri. Rollins then takes out Mahal with a suicide dive, Rollins chases Singh into the ring while holding a steel chair. Elias catches a distracted Rollins with a DDT on a steel chair, Elias hits Rollins with Drift Away for the three count.
Winners: Elias & Jinder Mahal w/Sunil Singh
- Curt Hawkins is in the ring while there is a table full out tacos outside of the ring, Hawkins says he is sitting at 199 losses in a row. Hawkins says everybody in the arena will get a free taco if he wins tonight, Hawkins then introduces his opponent tonight in James Harden from Houston, Texas.
Curt Hawkins vs. James Harden
The match begins with Hawkins backing Harden into the corner before landing some strikes, Hawkins then hits Harden with a hard Irish whip. Hawkins then nails a charging Harden with a scoop slam, Hawkins misses a charge in the corner and Harden lands a few strikes. Hawkins recovers and he nails Harden with a lariat, Baron Corbin makes his way to the ring and he attacks Harden with the End Of Days to cause a DQ.
Winner: James Harden, by DQ
After the match, Curt Hawkins goes after Baron Corbin and Corbin drops him before shoving a table full of tacos onto him.
- Natalya is shown warming up backstage when Ronda Rousey appears to give her some pointers.
- Raw GM Kurt Angle is texting on his phone backstage when Baron Corbin arrives, Corbin says he has been overshadowed since coming to Raw. Corbin reads a message from Stephanie McMahon, which says Corbin is the “constable” of WWE Raw, as he will keep things in order.
- Ronda Rousey makes her way to the announce table before the next match.
Nia Jax vs. Natalya
The match begins with Jax quickly shoving Natalya to the mat below, Natalya then goes for a headlock and she tries taking Jax down. Jax gets free and Natalya attacks Jax with some clotheslines, Natalya then goes for a drop kick before eating a shoulder tackle. Natalya rolls out of the ring as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see Jax holding Natalya in a cobra clutch. Natalya gets free by nailing Jax with a jaw breaker, Natalya tries slamming Jax and Jax blocks it before landing a headbutt. Natalya tries fighting back and she catches Jax with a modified bulldog, Natalya finally drops Jax with a running drop kick. Natalya then hits a dazed Jax with a plethora of strikes, Jax misses a charge in the corner and Natalya nails Jax with a spinning clothesline for a near fall.
Natalya’s knee buckles as she goes for a basement drop kick, Jax then hits the injured Natalya with a Samoan drop for a three count.
Winner: Nia Jax
After the match, Ronda Rousey goes to the ring to comfort the injured Natalya, Nia Jax and Rousey come face to face. Rousey helps Natalya out of the ring and then she starts helping her walk backstage as Jax remains in the ring.
- Bobby Roode is interviewed backstage by Renee Young, Roode says that he is ecstatic to be in the Money In The Bank Ladder Match, but says he has never faced anyone like Braun Strowman before in his wrestling career.
Braun Strowman vs. Bobby Roode
The match begins with Strowman shoving Roode across the ring, Roode looks for a headlock before attacking Strowman with some chops. Strowman tosses Roode across the ring again before eating some boots to the face, Roode then attacks Strowman with a chop block. Roode looks for a Glorious DDT and Strowman nails him with a press slam instead, Strowman follows that up by nailing Roode with a butterfly suplex. Roode fights back and he sends a charging Strowman into the ring post, Roode leaves the ring before setting up a ladder between the ring and the barricade. Roode gets back in the ring and he causes Strowman to chase him outside of the ring, Strowman doesn’t crash into the ladder and he breaks it an half instead. Strowman then tosses Roode into the barricade and into the ring, Strowman then hits Roode with a running power slam for the three count.
Winner: Braun Strowman
- Charly Caruso interviews Kevin Owens backstage, Owens says he doesn’t care about his future Money In the Bank Ladder Match opponents and he promises to win the Money In The Bank contract.
- Natalya is in the locker room talking about her injury with Ronda Rousey, Nia Jax appears and she apologizes for the injury Natalya suffers. Rousey comes to Natalya’s aid and Jax says she is still Natalya’s friend, Natalya leaves as Rousey and Jax have a stare down.
- Renee Young introduces the Deleter Of Worlds, Wyatt says that many men have lust for power and it consumes them before destroying them. Wyatt says that whatever team faces them at WWE Money In The Bank will be facing woken warriors and fireflies and gods. Hardy says their team are magic and have transcended space and time to become tag team champions, Hardy says they are unmatched and unstoppable. Hardy asks of Renee considers herself woken and she says yes, Hardy then gets the WWE Universe to clap for her.
Raw Tag Team Title #1 Contenders Battle Royal
Titus Worldwide (Titus O’Neil & Apollo Crews) vs. The B-Team (Curtis Axel & Bo Dallas) vs. The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor) vs. The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) vs. Breezango (Tyler Breeze & Fandango) vs. Rhyno & Heath Slater vs. Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre
The match begins with everybody brawling all over the place while McIntyre and Ziggler watch from the corner, The Revival double team O’Neil in the corner. McIntyre eventually jumps in the ring to attack Viktor, Ziggler also gets in the ring to attack O’Neil. The Revival then start double teaming McIntyre as Viktor goes after Ziggler, Breeze eliminates Ziggler with a drop kick and that also eliminates McIntyre. McIntyre goes crazy and he attacks a bunch of the competitors that remain, Ziggler returns to the ring and he does the same. McIntyre and Ziggler then hit Dallas with their finisher as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see The Revival knock O’Neil out of the ring to eliminate Titus Worldwide.
The Revival would then double team Viktor and throw him out of the ring to eliminate The Ascension, The Revival then dump fandango out of the ring to eliminate Breezango. The Revival work together to double team the remaining participants, The Revival go for the Shatter Machine and Rhyno interferes to knock Wilder out of the ring to eliminate The Revival. Rhyno attacks both members of The B-Team until Axel nails him with a DDT, The B-Team try eliminating Rhyno until Slater takes them both out. Slater goes to slam Dallas and he accidentally eliminates Rhyno to end the match.
Winners: The B-Team (Curtis Axel & Bo Dallas)
- Bobby Lashley heads to the ring to respond to recent comments made by Sami Zayn, Lashley demands that Zayn come to the ring if he has anything to say about him. Zayn’s music plays and he appears in the crowd, Zayn says there is no chance he gets in the ring with Lashley tonight. Zayn then shows a bunch of posts Lashley put on his own Instagram account, Lashley starts getting angry at everything Zayn says. Lashley tells Zayn that he shouldn’t be taking shots at his reputation, Zayn questions whether or not Lashley even has sisters or was in the military.
- Charly Caruso interviews Jinder Mahal & Sunil Singh, Mahal says that Roman Reigns is a jealous man, Mahal says Reigns knows that he is the superior man.
- Renee Young interviews Roman Reigns, who says that Jinder Mahal must have forgot who he is and that Mahal expects to be handed everything. Reigns threatens to go after Mahal and he goes looking for him, Reigns quickly takes care of Sunil Singh before battling Mahal until security breaks it all up.
Alexa Bliss, Ember Moon & Sasha Banks vs. The Riott Squad (Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan & Liv Morgan)
The match begins with Riott taking Moon down with an arm drag, Riott then drops Moon with a shoulder tackle. Moon recovers to trip up Riott before landing a slingshot splash for a near fall, Bliss tags in and she wrenches away on the arm of Riott. Bliss hurts herself trying to back away from Riott and Banks tags into the match, Bliss starts heading backstage as we go to a commercial break. We return from the break to see Morgan holding Moon in a body scissors, Morgan corners Moon before tagging Riott into the match. Logan tags in and she nails Moon with a pop up headbutt for a near fall, Riott tags in and she stomps away on a downed Moon. Riott tries pulling back on Moon’s arms and Moon sends her into the top rope, Moon then takes Riott down with a head scissors.
Banks and Morgan tag in as Banks cleans house against the opposing team, Morgan recovers and nails Banks with a front slam followed by a rope assisted double stomp for a near fall. Riott tags in and she stomps away on a downed Banks, Logan tags in and she stomps away on Banks as well. Morgan tags in and she applies a full nelson to a downed Banks, Banks gets free and she nails Morgan with a neck breaker. Riott and Logan go after Moon on the arena floor, Logan eventually sends Moon into the barricade with a shotgun double knee strike. Morgan catches Banks with a drop kick for a near fall, Logan tags in and Banks fights back against her opponents. Bayley comes to the ring to replace an injured Bliss and she cleans house against the Riott Squad, Bayley hits Logan with a Bayley To Belly for the three count.
Winners: Bayley, Ember Moon & Sasha Banks
- Backstage, Raw GM Kurt Angle and Baron Corbin are discussing the Bayley situation, Corbin says Bayley couldn’t assert herself in the match and the result of the match has been overturned as Angle walks away in anger.
- Sasha Banks, Bayley & Ember Moon are celebrating backstage and Moon credits Bayley for helping the team win. Moon demands that Banks and Bayley hug it out when Raw GM Kurt Angle arrives, Angles tell them that they actually lost the match since Bayley wasn’t a part of the team, so the Riott Squad win by DQ.
- Constable Corbin is talking to the referee backstage about what happened in the six woman tag match.
- The Big Show is on stage with Team Texas from the Special Olympics, Show gives a brief speech about the athletes and the Special Olympics as a whole.
Finn Balor vs. Kevin Owens
The match begins with Balor catching Owens with a few strikes in the corner, Owens scores a takedown on Balor before slapping him in the head. Owens backs away from Balor before nailing him with a few strikes, Owens then applies a headlock to Balor. Owens would then drop Balor with a shoulder tackle before applying a chin lock to him, Balor gets free to drop Owens with a hip toss. Owens gets Balor in the corner before landing some more strikes, Balor recovers to nail Owens with a basement drop kick before wrenching away on his arm. Owens gets Balor in the corner again before nailing him with an elbow strike and some chops, Owens then drops Balor with a hard Irish whip into the corner for a near fall. Balor gets to the ring apron before kicking Owens in the head as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see Owens holding Balor in a chin lock.
Owens releases the hold and Balor fights back against him, Owens tries climbing the ropes and Balor knocks him off with a step up enzaguri. Owens rolls out of the ring and Balor takes him out with a suicide dive, Balor gets Owens back in the ring and Owens rolls back out. Owens gets dragged to the ring apron before dropping Balor on the top rope, Owens then stomps away on the injured arm of Balor. Owens would then wrench away on the injured arm of Balor, Owens then goes for a senton and Balor gets out of the way. Owens looks for a power bomb and Balor trips him up before landing a double stomp, Balor then hits a cornered Owens with a plethora of strikes. Balor then nails Owens with a falling elbow smash for a near fall, Owens catches Balor with a roll up before nailing him with a kick to the face.
Owens looks for a pop up power bomb and Balor counters with a sling blade, Balor follows that up with a shotgun drop kick on Owens. Balor goes for the Coupe De Grace and Owens crotches him, Owens hangs Balor upside down in the corner while stomping away on him until the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Finn Balor, by DQ
After the match, Kevin Owens nails a downed Finn Balor with a frog splash.Owens finds a ladder and he brings it into the ring, Owens climbs the ladder before hesitating to jump off. Balor attacks and drops Owens before climbing the ladder, Balor then hits Owens with a Coupe De Grace from the top of the ladder. Balor climbs the ladder again to grab the Money In The Bank briefcase.