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This week, Brock Lesnar is back on Raw, will he come face to face with Samoa Joe again? What is next for Enzo Amore after his split from Big Cass? What will happen with Goldust's "The Shattered Truth" premiere? Let's find out tonight on Raw!
Here we go! Roman Reigns starts us off. Reigns and Braun are set for the Ambulance Match at Great Balls of Fire. Crowd is chanting "We want Strowman." Reigns says he is going to call it like it is, Samoa Joe locked in the Coquina Clutch and Strowman kicked him while he was down. Roman officially accepts the Ambulance Match challenge, and Roman says he is going to take Strowman straight to hell at Great Balls of Fire. Roman is interrupted by an ambulance driving in to the stadium. Roman makes his way to the ambulance. He looks through the back window but can't see in, he opens the door but there is nothing there. Braun comes from behind and throws Roman onto the stage. Roman comes back with a right hand, goes for a Superman Punch and Strowman throws him into the side of the ambulance. Strowman throws him into the back of the ambulance and shuts the door. The ambulance leaves with Reigns in the back.
Finn Balor and The Hardy Boyz vs. Elias Samson, Cesaro and Sheamus
Elias, Cesaro and Sheamus try to start us off with a song but The Hardy Boyz theme hits and interrupts them. Matt and Sheamus start off with Sheamus taking control with a series of hits, Matt comes back with kick, right hand, tag to Jeff, Jeff takes out Cesaro, Poetry in Motion, Cesaro in and out just as quick, Elias tries to get in the action but backs away. Commercial break with team Hardy in control. Back with Cesaro tagging in and Jeff is able to make the tag to Finn, Finn with a series of stomps to Cesaro's midsection. (Josh Duhamel is on guest commentary). Finn goes for a quick cover but Cesaro kick out. Sheamus gets tagged in after Finn takes some damage at the hand of Cesaro, then another tag to Elias. Samson in control, puts Finn in turnbuckle with his teammates and Finn tries to fight back. Sheamus tagged in, gets Balor up on his shoulder, Finn is able to gwet away and tag to Jeff, Jeff in hot, Jeff with a series of hits, Jeff on top turnbuckle, Sheamus rolls out of the ring, Jeff comes down on him from the top rope. Back in the ring with Sheamus in control now and he goes for a cover after delivering a knee to the face with the help of Elias Samson. Commercial break. Back with Jeff and Elias tagged in, Samson tags Sheamus back in who works on Jeff's left arm, Sheamus with a backbreaker, cover, Jeff kicks out, tag to Cesaro, cover and kick out by Jeff again. Cesaro working on the left arm again, Jeff tries to get a few hits in, Cesaro goes to the apron with a big boot to Finn, Sheamus gets tagged in, then Samson, then Jeff is able to make the hot tag to Matt who puts the hurt on Samson in the turnbuckle, then a Side Effect, Cesaro jumps in and hits Matt illegally, Cesaro and Sheamus with a double team on Matt, cover and Finn comes in right before the count is over, Finn gets tagged in, huge kick to Samson outside the ring, Sheamus looks for a big boot but Finn gets both Cesaro and Sheamus outside the ring. Finn flies over the top rope onto both of them. He's back in the ring with Cesaro, sling blade to Cesaro, drop kick, he moves to the top rope, Sheamus tries to come in but Matt gives Sheamus Twist of Fate outside the ring, Jeff Hardy takes out Samson, Balor is able to get off his Coup de Grace on Cesaro and pins him, one, two, three! Finn picks up the win!
Winners: Finn Balor and The Hardy Boyz via pinfall (Finn over Cesaro with Coup de Grace)
Goldust says it is showtime, tonight "The Shattered Truth" hits Hollywood. The Golden Age is back.
Goldust makes his way to the ring, he has his own personal cinematographer with him (dressed in gold, of course) in the ring. Now time for R-Truth, who looks mad coming to the ring.
Goldust starts off with a right hand, stomps, more right hands with Truth on the ground. The bell has not rung yet. Goldust continues to beat Truth around the ringpost, driving his face into it. Goldust moves to the second rope and stares down at Truth. Apparently, Goldust had no interest in a match, just wanted to beat up Truth.
Backstage, Heyman says that Brock Lesnar will be here at Raw tonight, will call out Samoa Joe, Joe comes up behind Heyman threatening the Clutch, Joe says he knows Heyman is just an advocate, and tonight Brock will be in the Coquina Clutch.
Tonight we will have a Gaunlet Match to determine who will face Alexa Bliss for the Raw Women's Championship. Backstage Bayley draws a number to see when she will come out for the Gauntlet Match. She does not reveal her number.
It's time for Miz TV. Intercontinental Champion The Miz and Maryse make their way to the ring. Miz tells the crowd that they are happy even though Maryse doesn't appear to seem so. Miz has an announcement to change the WWE Universe. Miz's guests are LaVar and LaMelo Ball! LaVar says he has one more for him, Lonzo Ball comes out. Miz congratulates Lonzo and LaVar on Lonzo joining the LA Lakers. Miz says it's an honor to be in the ring with them and wants to partner with them. LaVar says no, they don't wanna partner with them. Miz is too low for them to join with them. LaVar tells LaMelo to handle Miz, Miz says he doesn't want to deal with the kids. Miz wants him to prove how good he is. LaVar tells Miz to stay in his lane. LaVar wants to go, but then Dean Ambrose comes out in a Big Baller Brand shirt and says that he is representing them.
Dean Ambrose, Heath Slater and Rhyno vs. The Miz, Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas (Miztourage)
Dean and Curt are in, then Heath gets tagged in, Heath starts working on Curtis' arm, Rhyno gets tagged in and continues to work on his arm, Axel comes back ramming Rhyno in the turnbuckle, Miz tagged in, puts Rhyno on the ropes and chops him, Rhyno starts to enjoy it, then thows Miz in turnbuckle, hits and chops all around. Miz tries to reverse it and gets Rhyno down and gives him some punches. Miz tags in Bo who gives Rhyno hits in the corner, now tags in Axel who stomps on Rhyno in the corner.Axel with some right hands but then Rhyno gets up, hits to his torso, Thyno gets thrown in turnbuckle but runs into an elbow. Both men down, Rhyno tags Ambrose, big clothesline, Miz comes in but gets taken won, Ambrose takes both down with a combined bulldog and clothesline, Heath and Rhyno come in and throw Miz onto Bo and Curtis. Curtis and Heath are in with Curtis in control. Curtis tags in Bo, Bo throws Heath into Axel's knee, Miz gets tagged in and takes down Heath. Now Miz does the kicks while Heath is on his knees trolling Daniel Bryan. Heath is able to get back up just long enough to slam Miz down. Miz is able to tag Bo Dallas who gives Heath knees to the head while Heath is down. Bo sets him up on the ropes and then throws Heath in the corner, tag to Axel, Axel takes down Heath, Heath gets in a neckbreaker, tries to get the tag, doesn't make it but Curtis does with a tag to Miz. Both are down but then Rhyno gets tagged in and then Bo is in. Rhynowith a shoulder to Bo's gut, Rhyno with big spinebuster, Miz breaks up the near fall, Dean chases Miz, Curtis with a hit to Rhyno while the ref was distracted with Miz and Dean, Bo rolls up Rhyno and takes the win.
Winner: Miztourage (Bo over Rhyno with a roll up)
Video package on Enzo and Cass.
Enzo makes his way out to the ring. Enzo says he is not doing too good. He says this is about both him and Big Cass, the realist GUYS in the room. He says he's called Big Cass all week but has yet to speak to him. If Cass doesn't want to handle it in private, then he will call Cass out here at Raw. Cass comes out in a black shirt, his trunks just say Big Cass. He gets a lot of "boos". Enzo says that the boos hurt him, just like Cass hurt Enzo. They are words but they cut deep. Enzo says Cass said a lot of hurtful things and he was right about a lot of them. Enzo knows he has a big mouth that gets him in trouble. Enzo says that they were a team, he is his brother, they are family. Enzo says that Cass broke his heart and almost his face but they are brothers and that is a bond Enzo refuses to let Cass break. Enzo says they are brothers beyond WWE, they are brothers in life. Enzo says he doesn't have time to dwell on the past. Enzo saw a lot of emotion from Cass, and Cass has seen it from Enzo. Enzo says he's gotta focus on the future. Enzo says they need to become tag team champions. Cass takes the mic. He says that he never knows when to shut up. Cass says he felt very ashamed after last week, yeah Enzo is annoying and loud but that's him and he accepts him for who he is. But they are who they are. Cass says that they are brothers, Cass apologizes to Enzo for everything he said and did. Cass asks Enzo to accept his apology. The crowd shouts "NO". Cass sticks out his hand to shake, the two talk inaudibly. Enzo shakes his hand, Cass goes in for the hug. Enzo practically cries. Cass says that if anyone in the crowd thought they were gonna throw away everything then the crowd is SAWFT. Enzo and Cass are back together again. JUST KIDDING! Cass takes out Enzo at the top of the ramp. Cass drinks in the "boos". Cass throws Enzo down the ramp, then puts his shoe to Enzo's face.
Cass comes out to Corey Graves, Cass says that GM Kurt Angle told Cass he can't touch Graves but tells him to stay out of his business. Cass says that Graves must have something good on Angle, but of course, Graves doesn't spill the beans.
Seth Rollins vs. Kurt Hawkins
Kurt starts off strong against Rollins, delivering blows and then a big slam, cover and kick out by Rollins. Kurtthrows him into the turnbuckle and Rollins gets thrown again, cover and kick out again. Headlock by Kurt, Seth makes it back to his feet, punches to Kurt's midsection, Kurt rolls out of the ring and gets kicked by Rollins, Suicide Dive by Rollins, sling blade, Blockbuster by Rollins, jump off the top rope onto Hawkins. Kick to the jaw by Rollins, Seth with a big knee to the face, cover and picks up the win.
Winner: Seth Rollins via pinfall
Bray Wyatt shows up on the titantron, Bray says that he is going to save Seth, he should be honored because he will be cleansed by a true god. He tells Seth to be careful what he wishes for, that Seth needs to give in to his true self or he will burn.
Mickie James and Dana Brooke pick their entrance numbers. Heyman is backstage waiting for his client. The Beast is here.
Sasha picks her number and seems happy with it.
Paul Heyman is in the ring! He says that Samoa Joe does not fear Brock Lesnar, and Joe cheap shots Lesnar. Heyman calls Joe fearless and that makes him a "Samoan dumbass". Heyman introduces The Beast Brock Lesnar. Here comes Brock! Wait! Joe gets Brock from behind! Coquina Clutch!!! Joe gets Brock in the Clutch, Brock gets out of it!! Slams Joe into the back, Joe gets it locked in again. Brocks face is turning so red! Brock tries to get out of it but can't. The Revival come out to get Joe off of Brock, they take Joe backstage.
Lince Dorado vs. Neville (Cruiserweight Champion)
Akira Tozawa is ringside for this match. Neville and Tozawa stare down. Neville starts with a kick to the midesction, throws Dorado in the corner, puts his boot on Dorado's face, the ref breaks it up. Neville throws Dorado in the other corner. He grabs Dorado and moves him from corner to corner throwing Dorado's head into the top turnbuckle each time. Dorado reverses and is able to get a couple hits in but Neville takes him down to the mat and gets him in a headlock. Dorado starts to get up, elbows Neville in midesctyion, chops him, dropkick by Dorado. Neville moves outside the ring and Dorado jumps on him, crossbody off rope by Dorado, cover and kick out by Neville. Neville tries to grab his Lucha mask. Neville gets in the Rings of Saturn submission and Dorado taps out. Neville keeps the submission locked while staring at Tozawa. Neville motions for Tozawa to bring it. Tozawa gets in the ring and Titus comes out. Titus tells them not to fight for free, especially that he just booked a match for them at Great Balls of Fire.
Winner: Neville via submission with Rings of Saturn
Emma picks her number for the Gauntlet Match.
Heyman is backstage and says that everything he has said about Joe is true, that he doesn't have the Samoan attitude. He had to sneak up behind Brock Lesnar. Heyman says that this is going to be a long fight.
Nia Jax is backstage with Alexa Bliss, Bliss asks her what number she got, Nia won't tell her. Alexa said they are a lot more alike than she thinks. Alexa says that everyone thought that she was going to fail, that people judge them too quick on how they look. Alexa says there is no one in that match that can drag her down and wishes Nia good luck. Nia says she doesn't need her luck and she'll see Alexa at Great Balls of Fire.
The Gauntlet Match- As soon as someone is eliminated they will be replaced with another competitor until there is one woman standing.
Bayley vs. Nia Jax
Bayley and Nia start us off! Nia pushes Bayley, Bayley stomps on her foot, forearm, another forearm followed by another, Nia then catches her and tosses her into the turnbuckle. Nia with a big clothesline, Nia ramming her shoulder into Bayley's torso in the corner. Nia hits Bayley in the jaw then uses the ropes for the assist. The ref breaks it up and Nia with headbutts. Nia rams into Bayley again, then Bayley moves out of the way and gets Nia with a knee, Bayley to the top rope, elbow! Cover and kick out by Nia. Bayley with elbows to Nia's back and then kicks her in the leg, Nia still has not made it to her feet, she is able to kick Bayley into the corner, double kick by Bayley, she goes to the top rope but Nia catches her, Nia with Samoan Drop and eliminates Bayley. Next out. Mickie James!
Nia Jax vs. Mickie James
We come back from the break with Nia tossing Mickie across the room, Nia taking Mickie down in the corner and Mickie slow to get up, she tries to fight back and huge bear hug by Nia. She's got Mickie locked in. Mickie elbows Mickie, Mickie tries to reverse and pull Nia down but she can't get her. Nia gets Mickie with the Bear Hug again, Mickie punches Nia in the face, then Mick tries to take her down and gets caught. Mickie is able to get in some blows. Mickie tries to throw her into the corner but can't. Mickie to top rope, comes down on Nia, tries for the cover but Nia kicks out. Mickie looking for the DDT but can't get it. Nia just throws her down and Mickie is exhausted and eliminated. Next out is Dana Brooke.
Nia Jax vs. Dana Brooke
Dana tries to be quick around Nia but doesn't work. Nia just gets her with a HUGE leg drop and eliminates Dana right away.
Nia Jax vs. Emma
Emma with a big drop kick, takes down Nia, she tries to go for a cross body off the top rope, gets caught by Nia, Samoan Drop by Nia! Emma is eliminated!
Nia Jax vs. Sasha Banks
Sasha goes at Nia with elbows but nothing is working. Slaps Nia in the face, Nia didn't like that. She goes after Sasha but goesout of the ring. Sasha flies out at Nia, Nia catches her, Sasha is able to get away and throws Nia into the ringpost. Sasha come off the apron with double knees onto Nia. Commercial break. We are back with Sasha in a headlock, Nia tosses Sasha out of the ring. Will Sasha get counted out? Sasha back in at 8, Nia grabs her tosses her in the corner and walks into a kick, Sasha with double knees, back and forth and big clothesline by Nia. Sasha gets thrown out the ring and Nia waits for her to be counted out again. Sasha gets to her feet and rolls back in, she goes at Nia with punches but Nia gets her down again. Nia pushes Sasha to the mat with her foot. Nia picks up Sasha and throws her down, cover and kick out. Nia visibly frustrated. Nia throws her out and tells her to stay out. Sasha back in the ring again and Sasha with big elbows, runs into a clothesline. Nia runs into her with her hip. Nia uses the ropes to her advantage, pulling back Sasha's head. Nia drags her goes for a cover and Sasha kicks out. Nia with headbutts. Sasha kicks at Nia and big leg drop to Sasha's leg. Nia lifts her up by the hair and tosses her out of the ring again. She wants the ref to count out the injured Sasha. Sasha back in again. Nia with the Bear Hug and squeezes. Nia tries for a cover, Sasha gets shoulder up, Bear Hug again. Nia with a Vertical Suplex, cover and Sasha still kicks out. Sasha tries to roll up Nia, then is able to get Nia down and then knee to the face of Nia. Nia is down, both are tired. Both are up, Sasha locks in standing Banks Statement, Nia gets out, huge Samoan Drop by Nia, Nia can't get a cover, Sasha kicks Nia in the face. Nia gets put in the Banks Statment on Nia's back, Nia falls to her knees, Nia taps out to the Banks Statement.
Winner: Sasha Banks via submission with The Banks Statement
General Manager Kurt Angle comes out after the match is over. Kurt raises Sasha's hand. Alexa Bliss comes out, stares down Sasha and Sasha dropkicks her and grabs the title.
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