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We start of with a video package highlighting the main event of last week’s Raw, where Braun Strowman returned to interrupt the main event match between Roman Reigns and Samoa Joe.
Raw GM Kurt Angle makes his way to the ring, Angle welcomes the fans to Raw and he talks about his private matter affected his job in recent months. Angle says he has been making up for lost time with his son Jason Jordan this past week and he has his first match on Raw tonight. Angle then talks about last weeks main event between Roman Reigns and Samoa Joe, but he is then interrupted by Braun Strowman. Strowman says that unlike Reigns and Joe, he won his match at WWE Great Balls Of Fire and he doesn’t fear Brock Lesnar.
Strowman then promises to break Lesnar an half at WWE Summerslam, Samoa Joe interrupts and makes his way to the ring. Joe wants to make things simple for everybody, Joe talks about how he and Strowman have never crossed paths thus far in the WWE. Joe says he doesn’t fear Lesnar nor does he fear Strowman and he says all Strowman did last week was save Reigns from a beating. Joe says give him Lesnar at WWE Summerlsam, while making Reigns and Strowman settle their issues at the event. Reigns interrupts as well and he makes his way to the ring, Reigns says that Joe and Strowman haven’t done anything in the WWE.
Reigns then talks about all of his accomplishments and the retirement of The Undertaker, the three combatants are about to brawl until Angle gets in the middle to break it up. Angel then announces WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar versus Samoa Joe versus Roman Reigns versus Braun Strowman for the title at WWE Summerslam. Reigns attacks Strowman and Joe joins in on the action, Joe and Reigns work together to throw Strowman into the crowd. Joe turns on Reigns and they brawl as WWE officials make their way out, Strowman returns to take out his adversaries. WWE security hits the ring and Strowman destroys the security team, the entire WWE locker rooms empties to separate everybody. Strowman starts taking everybody out until Reigns catches him with a spear, Strowman gets back up and he destroys Reigns with a power slam.
Elias Samson is in the ring and he is ready to perform, Samson wants to know who will walk with Elias? Samson wants to dedicate the following song to Finn Balor and he starts playing the song until he is interrupted by Balor.
No DQ Match
Finn Balor vs. Elias Samson
The match begins with Balor throwing his jacket at Samson and then attacking him with strikes in the corner, Balor tosses Samson out of the ring before landing a baseball slide dropkick. Balor catches Samson with a few more strikes before tossing him back into the ring, Samson rolls back out of the ring and Balor jumps him from behind as we go to a commercial break. We return from the break to see Balor throwing Samson into the barricade, Balor tosses Samson into the ring and then Samson drops him with a clothesline a short time later.
Samson drops Balor with a series of strikes before just stomping away on him, Samson drags Balor to the ring eldge before smashing his shoulder on the mat a few times. Samson traps Balor in the middle of the ring and he works over Balor’s arm more, Balor tries fighting back and Samson drops him before landing a knee drop to the injured shoulder. Samson drags Balor to the corner and he smashes his arm on the ring post, Samson finds a steel chair and he brings it in the ring. Balor attacks Samson as he hit the ring and the chair falls out of the ring, Samson looks for a sunset flip and Balor winds up nailing him with a drop kick.
Samson recovers and he attacks Balor with shoulder strikes in the corner. Samson drops Balor and he works over the injured shoulder some more. Balor fights back again and he catches a downed Samson with a drop kick to the side of the head, Balor then mauls Samson with strikes in the corner. Balor brings the steel chair into the ring and Samson gets his hands on it, Samson then cracks Balor with a chair shot as we go to a commercial break. We return from the break to see Samson knocking Balor out of the ring, Samson then shoves Balor into the barricade before bringing him back into the ring.
Samson then nails a hurt Balor with a shoulder breaker for a near fall, Samson grabs the chair and he wedges it in between the ropes in the corner. Balor winds up reversing Samson and throwing him into the chair, Samson and Balor exchange strikes until Balor drops him with an overhead kick. Samson slows Balor down and he tosses him out of the ring, Balor gets back up and he traps Samson in the ring apron while nailing him with a plethora of strikes and stomps. Balor then catches a dezed Samson with a penalty kick, Balor follows that up by knocking Samson into the barricade with a shotgun drop kick.
Balor throws Samson into the ring before bringing the steel chair into the ring, Balor then cracks Samson with a series of chair shots to the back. Samson retreats to the corner and Balor catches him with a pair of drop kick, Balor goes to the top rope and he nails Samson with a top rope double stomp. Bray Wyatt hits the ring and he takes out Balor with a Sister Abigail, Samson then gets the three count on a downed Balor.
Winner: Elias Samson
After the match, Wyatt crawls over to a downed Balor and tells him to "Fllow The Buzzards."
A video package is next, highlighting Raw GM Kurt Angle’s announcement that Jason Jordan is his son.
Renee Young interviews Kurt Angle backstage, the Raw GM admits it has been a heck of a week and he says that Jason Jordan wants to prove he can do it on his own. Angle says he has butterflies in his stomach, but Emma interrupts and she wants to know when the focus is going to be on her. Emma then says she may start dating Jordan, Angle then makes her versus Nia Jax for tonight.
Enzo Amore is backstage when the Big Show approaches him, Enzo says he needs to prove to Big Cass that he made a mistake when he turned on him.