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This week we have a title match for the Intercontinental Championship featuring Dean Ambrose defending against The Miz. Can the Miz win the title for the seventh time? What is next for Roman and Braun? What is next for the women's division now that Alexa and Nia have formed an alliance? We will see what happens tonight on Raw!
Here we go!
Video package on Braun and Roman's feud.
Out to start the show is General Manager Kurt Angle. He says that Roman settled the score with Braun and he suffered at shattered elbow, receiving surgery. Kurt says Braun will be out of action for up to six months. Who will challenge Brock Lesnar for the Universal Title. Angle says it has to be earned, not given. At Extreme Rules, there will be a Fatal Five-way to determine number one contender. Seth Rollins, Samoa Joe, Finn Balor, Bray Wyatt and Roman Reigns will all be part of the Fatal Five-way. Roman Reigns starts to make his way to the ring. Roman says he is the number one contender, it is his yard, he beat the Undertaker at WrestleMania, he took down Braun and he is the only one who can beat Lesnar for the Universal Title. Out comes Finn Balor who says he never lost his title and was the first Universal Champion and he is the number one contender. Roman says he has heart but not the killer instinct to beat Brock. Finn reminds Roman that on his first night of Raw he beat Reigns. Out comes Samoa Joe. Joe says it has to do with action and result. He says he will win at the Five-way. Here comes Bray Wyatt, appearing in the center of the ring. He says that the Beast approaches, and the rest of them are scared. Now here comes Seth Rollins, he says he is ready for fighting Samoa Joe and charges at him, Bray takes down Finn, Roman goes after Bray, Seth is left standing in the ring. Then Bray takes down Seth, Superman Punch to Bray by Roman, Finn goes on top rope, slingblade ro Roman, then flips out of the ring onto Seth and Bray. Finn is left alone in the ring.
Backstage, Kurt makes a match for Seth Rollins vs. Bray Wyatt and Roman Reigns vs. Finn Balor.
Matt and Jeff Hardy make their way to the ring! Singles action for Jeff Hardy.
Jeff Hardy vs. Sheamus
Jeff immediately goes after Sheamus in the turnbuckle, rolls up Sheamus and kick out. Jeff throws Sheamus over top rope, Jeff goes to jump out at him, Sheamus catches him and throws him into the barricade. Commercial break. Knee off the second rope by Sheamus, cover and kick out by Jeff. Headlock by Sheamus, Jeff delivers quick jabs, body slam by Sheamus, cover and Jeff kicks out. Sheamus gets him up, Jeff with a kick and then punches and drops him, drop kick to the face. Sheamus with elbow to torso and huge knee to the face, cover and kick out. Sheamus ready to go off top rope and Jeff catches him and goes for the cover and kick outby Sheamus. Cesaro up on the apron to distract Jeff, Matt up on the apron, Sheamus gets Matt with a big boot. Jeff goes for Twist of Fate followed by Swanton Bomb! Jeff goes for the cover and picks up the win!
Winner: Jeff Hardy via pinfall after Swanton Bomb
Now we have a match with Sasha Banks and Alicia Fox.
Sasha Banks vs. Alicia Fox
Sasha takes control of the match and then Alicia comes back strong with kicks and then a headlock. Sasha comes back with punches to the face, dropkick and sends Alicia flying. Double knees to Fox in the turnbuckle. Sasha looks for Banks Statement but Alicia reverses and sends Sasha out of the ring. Alicia throws her back in and Sasha goes for roll up and Alicia gets out. Scissor Kick by Alica Fox, cover and win!
Winner: Alicia Fox via pinfall after Scissor Kick
It's time for the Intercontinental Championship Match!
Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose vs. The Miz
Miz backs away at the start of the match, Dean catches him and delivers chops. They go back and forth, then swinging Neck Breaker by Dean. Dean goes to the ropes and Miz uses this opportunity to roll out of the ring and take a breather. Commercial break. Miz is in control and gets Dean off the second rope and gets him in a headlock. Miz jumps on his back and Dean backs into the turnbuckle. Neck breaker by Miz cover and kick out at 2. Kick to the chest of Dean, another one, and he keeps going, taking Daniel Bryan's moves. Dean goes for a roll up, kick out, goes for Dirty Deeds and misses, Miz goes out of the ring and suicide dive by Dean. The two are out of the ring, get back in, clothesline to Miz, running bulldog by Dean, cover and kick out by Miz. Miz on top rope, Dean catches him with a kick, reversal, roll up by Dean, kick out. Dean on top rope, flying elbow to the face and kick out by Miz! Both men are down. Dean is first back up, grabs Miz, Miz looks for submission, Skull Crushing Finale and Dean kicks out! Miz tries to go for finisher again, misses, Miz outside the ring, Dean to top rope, Maryse gets in Dean's way. Flying elbow off top rope to outside on Miz, Dean didn't care Maryse was ther. Maryse on the apron to distract Dean, Miz goes for a low blow and Dean blocks it. Then Dean gives him a low blow. Miz wins due to disqualification but no title change.
Winner due to disqualification: The Miz, Still Intercontinental Champion: Dean Ambrose
Backstage, Charlie asks Finn if he is ready for Roman, Finn says it may be Roman's yard, but it's his Universe.
Out comes the Raw Women's Champion Alexa Bliss. Alexa calls Newark, NJ the Sweatlands of America. She praises herself for winning both Raw and Smackdown Women's Titles. She says she is the rightful goddess of WWE. Out comes Bayley. Bayley says she gets it,she gives her props. Doesn't agree with the goddess title, but is concerned with the Raw Women's Champion. She is invoking her rematch at Extreme Rules. Alexa says there is no way Bayley can get extreme for the match. Alexa tells Bayley to sit at the kiddie table where she belongs. Bayley attacks Alexa, sends her outside the ring and then Alexa gets her back, grabs a kendo stick from under the ring, and hits her on the back with it. Bayley is sent out of the ring in pain. Alexa is giving Bayley a preview of what she is in for at Extreme Rules.
Backstage Miz tells Kurt Angle he is not happy, he should be champion. Dean abuses the rules. Angle makes the rematch for Extreme Rules. Miz wants a match where the title can be changed with a disqualification. Elias Samson is still backstage strumming his guitar.
Austin Aries and Jack Gallagher vs. Cruiserweight Champion Neville and TJP
Aries and Neville start off the match. Neville immediately tags to TJP. Aries with immediate control, gets Neville off the apron, throws TJP into the turnbuckle, Tag to Gallagher, Neville gets TJP out of the ring, then Aries dives over the top rope onto Neville and TJP. Commercial break. TJP and Aries in the ring. TJP in control. Body slam by TJP, tag to Neville, Neville kicks Aries while he is down. Neville throws Aries outside the ring. Distracts the ref while TJP beats Aries up outside the ring. Aries back in the ring, tag to TJP, boot to the neck in turnbuckle, head lock, Aries is fading, gets some energy and punches TJP's stomac, Aries gets Neville off the apron and gets TJP's ears, has long enough to make the hot tag. Gallagher is in and huge body slam to TJP. Gallagher gets put in the turnbuckle, hangs upside down, Neville jumps back in the ring while TJP is down, Aries intercepts. Dropkicks all around by by Gallagher. Aries and Neville outside the ring. Gallagher with a huge head butt to TJP, Neville grabs Gallagher's leg and it is enough to distract him while TJP delivers a Detonation Kick. Cover and win by TJP.
Winners: Cruiserweight Champion Neville and TJP-TJP covers Gallagher after Detonation Kick
Angle tells Bayley that it will be a straight up wrestling match, Bayley doesnt want it like that so Kurt makes it a Kendo Stick on a pole match.
R-Truth and Golddust are bummed that they didn't win the tag team turmoil last week. Golddust says they just need to make the most of it and do the best they can tonight against Anderson and Gallows.
Finn Balor vs. Roman Reigns
Lock up and Roman takes charge. Backs away then lock up again and elbow to Balor. Roman throws Balor like he is nothing. Finn goes to punches backing Reigns up, then Reigns launches Balor again, gets Balor in turnbuckle. Roman in clear control, uppercut to Balor. Kick to the head by Finn and then Balor delivers punches. Huge Samoan Drop by Roman Reigns. Balor rolls out of the ring. Balor on the apron, then kick to face of Roman. Roman in turnbuckle and chop to Roman's chest and right hand by Roman. Ouch! Roman just ran into the steel post. Kick to the face by Balor off the apron. Roman is on the ground outside the ring. Balor walks around the ring. Commercial break. The men are outside the ring and Roman throws Balor into the ring post. Roman gets in the ring to avoid the countout. He throws Balor into the barricade. He positions Balor on the apron, goes for the drive by and lands it sending Balor into the ring post again. Both men inside the ring. Roman is talking trash, throws Balor in the turnbuckle and gives consecutive hits. Spinning powerbomb by Roman and cover, kick out. Roman setting up for Superman Punch, Balor gets kick to ribs before Roman can land it. Double foot stomp to Roman's ribs. Slingblade by Balor, Superman Punch by Reigns, cover and kick out by Balor. Roman back to his feet, slingblade to Reigns again, gets Roman in th corner. Balor looking for his finisher, Roman does not let it happen, he gets Balor off the top rope, Spear by Roman! Cover and win for Roman!
Winner: Roman Reigns via pinfall after Spear
Lights go down and Bray Wyatt comes on the screen. Bray says that it is his world and he will put the spear of destiny into the Beast. He calls out Seth Rollins, asking if he has what it takes to look evil in its eye and conquer it.
Seth is offended that Bray called him gutless and Bray won't stand in his way.
Golden Truth come out for their match and Golddust attacked R-Truth. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Poor Truth was so happy singing his song and Golddust attacked him for no reason. Golddust throws R-Truth over the top rope. Slams him in the barricade. Hits him while he is down. Throws Truth back in the ring, continues to punch him. Golddust grabs the mic and says "That's what's up."
Enzo and Cass come out to the ring in their home state. They get interuppted by Apollo Crews and Titus O'Neil. Titus call New Jersey nasty and says Apollo is gonna beat Enzo. Titus rips off Enzo and Cass' intro. The New Jersey crowd is not happy. Cass says that the match is not Apollo vs. Enzo, it's Cass vs. Titus. Titus says he will not wrestle in his expensive suit.
Titus O'Neil vs. Big Cass
Even in his suit, Titus starts the match, the two exchange blows. Titus gets Cass down, Titus takes off his belt, receives a HUGE boot by Cass, cover and victory for Cass!
Winner: Cass via pinfall after Big Boot
Enzo goes to take a selfie with Titus down and Apollo doesn't appreciate that and takes him down. Looks like Apollo does have a soft spot for his manager Titus.
Backstage TJP and Neville talk about Aries, Neville tells TJP that Aries' knee is barely hanging on and tomorrow at 205 Live, they need to take care of that problem.
Bray Wyatt vs Seth Rollins
Lock up and Bray takes Seth down. Seth back up quickly. Lockup again and knee to the stomach and then back by Seth. Punches to the face of Bray, Bray gets out of the ring and Seth dives out at him. Seth gets on the barricade, jumps at Bray, Bray catches him and throws Seth into the barricade. Commercial break. Seth with a huge kick to the side of Bray's face, Rollins going to the top rope, Bray caught him and takes him to the mat. Bray places Seth on top rope and climbs to the second rop, delivers punches, Seth reverses with punches of his own. Seth to top rope and superplex by Bray. Cover and kick out by Seth. Bray has Seth around the neck, Seth gets out, Bray to the outside of the ring,Seth goes for suicide dive and gets stopped. Both men in the ring back and forth. Kick to Bray's stomach and slingblade by Seth. Elbow to face by Seth. Seth grabs Bray and Bray get out and goes out the ring. Kick to Bray on the outside and then suicide dive by Seth. Both back in the ring.Seth takes Bray down from top rope. Both men go for vertical suplex and neither can get it. Huge clothesline by Bray, cover and kick out by Seth. Seth with rapid slaps and Bray slams Seth down, cover and kick out again. Bray looking for Sister Abigail, Seth gets out and tries for a roll up but no luck. Seth goes to top rope. Bray rolls out of the ring. Seth still jumps out at him and both land in the barricade. Samoa Joe from out of nowhere taking out Rollins. Joe goes after him full force. Seth Rollins wns by disqualification. Bray looks at Joe, then both continue to beat up Seth Rollins. Bray then grabs Joe and gives him the Sister Abigail. Then Sister Abigail to Seth Rollins as well. Bray kneels in the center of the ring and yells "Follow the Buzzards!"
Winner by Disqualification: Seth Rollins due to Samoa Joe interfering.
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