WWE Raw Results For 7/16: 6 Competitors Vie For A Universal Title Shot, Sasha Loves Bayley & Alicia Fox Returns To Action

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- The show starts with Raw GM Kurt Angle in the ring, Angle thanks all the Raw stars who competed at WWE Extreme Rules last night. Angle then brings up the ultimatum he gave WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar last night, Angle is bout to strip Lesnar of that title when Paul Heyman arrives. Heyman announces that Lesnar is not here tonight on WWE Raw, Heyman claims that Lesnar cares about being WWE Universal Champion and loves being a part of the WWE. Heyman says he wants to represent the WWE Universe and be WWE Universal Champion when he challenges Daniel Cormier for the UFC Heavyweight Title, Angle declares that Lesnar will defend the title at WWE Summerslam or be stripped of the title.

Heyman says that Lesnar will defend the WWE Universal Title at WWE Summerslam, Bobby Lashley interrupts and makes his way to the ring. Lashley says he accomplished one goal for his WWE return when he defeated Roman Reigns at WWE Extreme Rules, Lashley says the other goal is to beat Lesnar and win the WWE Universal Title. Drew McIntyre interrupts and makes his way to the ring, McIntyre says he also came back to the WWE to change things and win the WWE Universal Title. Seth Rollins comes out next and he has something to say, Rollins goes face to face with McIntyre before saying he wants to face Lesnar. Elias comes out next and he plays his guitar while walking to the ring, Elias announces his debut album drops on July 23. Elias proclaims that he should fight Lesnar for the WWE Universal Title, Finn Balor comes out next and he has something to say.

Balor talks about being the very first WWE Universal Champion and that he should get a shot at the title, Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring next. Reigns says he has no excuses for losing last night and he wants a fight tonight, Angle says there are going to be two triple threat matches tonight. The winners will meet next week on Raw and that winner of that match gets the title shot against Lesnar at WWE Summerslam.

- Raw GM Kurt Angle bumps into Constable Corbin backstage, Corbin complains about not being in the triple threat matches tonight after losing to Finn Balor at WWE Extreme Rules.

WWE Universal Title #1 Contenders Tournament Semi-Finals
Roman Reigns vs. Finn Balor vs. Drew McIntyre

The match begins with McIntyre attacking Balor before Reigns goes after him, Balor and Reigns would then double team McIntyre. Balor surprises Reigns with a roll up for a near fall, McIntyre drops Balor before attacking Reigns with strikes in the corner. Balor recovers and he nails McIntyre with a drop kick, Reigns knocks McIntyre out of the ring and Balor does the same to him a few moments later. Balor then hits both opponents with a suicide dive, Balor gets McIntyre in the ring and McIntyre drops him with an Irish whip into the corner. Reigns gets back in the ring and McIntyre drops him for a near fall, McIntyre stomps away on a downed Reigns. McIntyre traps Reigns in the corner while landing a few strikes, McIntyre then drops Balor before kicking Reigns in the face.

McIntyre then nails Reigns with a suplex for a near fall, McIntyre then gets Balor in the corner while landing some more strikes. Reigns gets up and McIntyre drops him with a right for a near fall, McIntyre mounts a downed Reigns while landing more blows. Balor gets to the ring apron and McIntyre knocks him to the arena floor, McIntyre picks up Reigns before nailing him with a neck breaker for another near fall as we go to a commercial break. We return from the break to see McIntyre attacking Reigns with a plethora of strikes. McIntyre goes out of the ring to drop Balor on top of the ring apron, Balor gets in the ring and McIntyre stomps away on both opponents. Balor and Reigns fight back by double teaming McIntyre, Reigns knocks McIntyre out of the ring and Balor drops him with a forearm strike.

Reigns recovers and drops a charging Balor with a clothesline, Reigns misses a Drive By and Balor nails him with a slingshot double stomp. Reigns falls to the arena floor and McIntyre takes him out with a suicide dive, Balor then shoves McIntyre into the ring steps before landing a double stomp from the ring apron. Balor gets Reigns in the ring before landing a double stomp for a near fall, Reigns fights back and Balor drops him with an enzaguri. Balor goes to the top rope and McIntyre knocks him to the arena floor with a steel chair shot, McIntyre brings the chair into the ring and Reigns pops him with a right. McIntyre recovers and he throws Reigns into the ring post for a near fall as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see Reigns nailing a cornered McIntyre with clothesline strikes.

Reigns then drops a dazed McIntyre with a boot to the face, Reigns goes for a superman punch and McIntyre counters with a spine buster for a near fall. Balor returns and he attacks McIntyre with a steel chair, Balor knocks McIntyre out of the ring with more chair shots. Balor also attacks a downed Reigns with multiple chair shots, Reigns rolls out of the ring and Balor takes out McIntyre with a shotgun drop kick into the barricade. Reigns appears out of nowhere and he nails McIntyre with a spear, Balor then hits Reigns with a sling blade on the arena floor. Balor gets Reigns in the ring before landing another sling blade, Reigns recovers and nails Balor with a superman punch for a near fall. Reigns goes for a spear and Balor kicks him in the head before landing a shotgun drop kick, Balor lands a Coupe De Grace and McIntyre drags him out of the ring to prevent a three count.

McIntyre throws Balor into the ring steps before getting him back in the ring, McIntyre goes for a Claymore and Reigns nails him and Balor with superman punches. McIntyre recovers and hits Reigns with a Glasgow Kiss, McIntyre then hits Balor with a Claymore before eating a superman punch from Reigns. Reigns hits Balor with a spear for the three count.

Winner: Roman Reigns

- Bayley meets with Raw GM Kurt Angle backstage, Bayley admits that friendship counseling didn't go so well. Angle says that Bayley will team with Sasha Banks to face Alicia Fox and Dana Brooke tonight. Angle says that if Bayley and Banks can't get along, one of them will get traded to Smackdown.

- Dolph Ziggler is shown backstage.

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