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The Miz, Maryse, Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas are in the ring and Raw GM Kurt Angle makes his way to the ring before The Miz can speak. Angle is going to make an announcement about The Miz’s next title defense and The Miz interrupts him, saying he has no respect for anybody. Angle announces a battle royal next, with the winner facing The Miz next week for the WWE Intercontinental Title.
WWE Intercontinental Title #1 Contenders Battle Royal
Big Show vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy vs. Curtis Axel vs. Bo Dallas vs. Finn Balor vs. Jason Jordan vs. Elias vs. Goldust vs. Apollo Crews vs. Karl Anderson vs. Doc Gallows vs. Curt Hawkins vs. Kalisto vs. R-Truth
The match begins with Show immediately dumping Hawkins out of the ring, Dallas and Axel double team Kalisto before eliminating him. Show traps Anderson in the corner and attacks him with chops, Show would also do the same to Gallows. Show works with the Hardy’s to work over Elias in the corner, The Club and Balor work together to eliminate Show. The Miztourage work over Truth in the corner, The Miztourage then dump Truth out of the ring for the elimination. Goldust attacks Jordan with a plethora of stomps, The Miztourage would then turn their attention to Balor. Goldust nails a charging Elias with a power slam, The Club work over Goldust before Gallows eliminates him as we go to a commercial break.
We return from the break to see that Elias eliminated Crews during the commercial break, The Hardy’s work together to nail Gallows with a double suplex. Matt then eliminates Gallows before battling with Anderson to the ring apron, Matt eventually eliminates a charging Anderson. Gallows interferes and takes Matt out of the match, The Miz interferes to help Dallas from getting eliminated. Balor drops Axel with a rope assisted enzaguri followed by some clotheslines, Elias eats an enzaguri from Balor that knocks him off the top rope. Balor then gets up and he nails Jordan with a sling blade, Jeff drops Balor and nails him with a leg drop.
Balor recovers and he nails Jeff with a sling blade before attacking Dallas, Balor then hits Jeff with a shotgun drop kick. Bray Wyatt interferes and he eliminates Balor, The Miztourage then double team Jordan in the corner while Elias works over Jeff. Jordan gets free and he nails multiple people with overhead belly to belly suplexes, Jordan then eliminates The Miztourage on his own. Jordan then eliminates Elias and Jeff knocks Jordan out of the ring to win the match.
Winner: Jeff Hardy
Highlights from last weeks Raw air, where Braun Strowman comes out and lays out WWE Universal Champion Brock Lensar.
Charly Caruso interviews Alexa Bliss, Bliss says her strategy is to win the belt back tonight, Bliss criticizes Sasha Banks for how many times she has lost the WWE Raw Women’s Title.
Enzo Amore vs. Noam Dar
The match begins with Dar and Amore doing some chain wrestling, Amore starts working the arm of Dar until dar drops him with a right. Dar then attacks a swinging Amore with a kick to the arm, Dar bends the arm of Amore in ways it wasn’t meant to bend. Dar traps Amore in the corner before attacking him with a few strikes, Amore gets angry and he attacks Dar with strikes in the corner. Amore talks to the ref and then Dar trips him into the turnbuckles, Amore nails Dar with Eat Defeat out of nowhere for the three count.
Winner: Enzo Amore
Charly Caruso interviews Neville backstage, the WWE Cruiserweight Champion says that Enzo Amore is no threat to him.
WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman make their way to the ring, Heyman grabs the microphone to make his introductions. Heyman says they are in the ring to sing the praises of Braun Strowman and that’s what they do, Heyman then shows a video clip of what Strowman did to Lesnar last week on WWE Raw. Heyman says that Strowman will get his shot at the WWE Universal Title at WWE No Mercy, Heyman says Lesnar is now going to hunt Strowman down. Lesnar grabs the microphone says that Suplex City is coming for Strowman before leaving.
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose make their way to the ring as we go to a commercial break.
A highlight package showing John Cena’s return to WWE Raw airs.
Seth Rollins w/Dean Ambrose vs. Cesaro w/Sheamus
The match begins with Cesaro dropping Rollins with a shoulder tackle, Rollins recovers and knocks Cesaro out of the ring with a monkey flip. Cesaro gets up and he drops Rollins neck first on the top rope, Rollins recovers to drop Cesaro before landing a penalty kick and a standing moonsault. Rollins mauls Cesaro with a series of strikes in the corner, Cesaro recovers and drops Rollins face first on the top turnbuckle. Cesaro quickly knocks Rollins out of the ring, Cesaro tries continuing his attack and Rollins regains control. Rollins traps Cesaro in the corner again while mauling him with strikes again, Cesaro regains control by landing a tilt-a-whirl back breaker as we go to a commercial break.
We return from the break to see Rollins trying to fight back against Cesaro, Cesaro stops Rollins with a press slam followed by a leg drop for a near fall. Cesaro keeps the pressure on Rollins by nailing him with a few gut wrench suplexes, Cesaro gets angry and he clobbers Rollins with some short arm clotheslines. Cesaro then slams Rollins before going to the top rope, Cesaro goes for a high cross body and Rollins rolls through for a near fall. Rollins gets up first and he catches Cesaro with an enzaguri, Rollins exchanges blows with Cesaro until he lands a sling blade. Rollins then catches Cesaro with a running forearm strike in the corner, Rollins follows that up by landing a blockbuster on Cesaro.
Rollins goes to the top rope and Cesaro nails him with a European uppercut, Cesaro goes to the top rope and Rollins escapes to land a buckle bomb. Sheamus tries interfering and Ambrose takes care of him, Cesaro rolls up a distracted Rollins for a three count.
Winner: Cesaro w/Sheamus
After the match, Sheamus grabs the microphone and he mocks the WWE Raw Tag Team Champions, Sheamus then says he will face Dean Ambrose next.
Dean Ambrose w/Seth Rollins vs. Sheamus w/Cesaro
The match begins with Ambrose mauling Sheamus with strikes in the corner, Ambrose then clotheslines Sheamus out of the ring as we go to a commercial break. We return to see Sheamus and Ambrose battling on the top rope, Ambrose attacks Sheamus with strikes to knock him off the top rope. Sheamus then catches Ambrose and nails him with a back breaker for a near fall, Sheamus slows things down further by holding Ambrose in the stretch muffler. Ambrose breaks free and Sheamus nails him with a sit out power bomb for a near fall, Sheamus quickly locks Ambrose in the Texas cloverleaf.
Sheamus releases the hold to trap Ambrose in the ropes before pounding away on his upper body, Ambrose recovers and he nails Sheamus with a tornado DDT. Ambrose traps Sheamus in the corner before landing a swinging neck breaker for a near fall, Sheamus then propels a charging Ambrose into the ropes before pounding away on his upper body. Ambrose recovers to drop Sheamus and then go to the top rope, Cesaro distracts Ambrose and that allows Sheamus to get to the top rope, Sheamus nails Ambrose with a middle rope Finlay roll for a near fall. Sheamus goes for the Brough Kick and Ambrose avoids it to go for the Dirty Deeds, Sheamus escapes and Ambrose still drops him a few moments later.
Rollins and Cesaro start brawling until the referee admonishes Cesaro, Rollins sneak attacks Sheamus and Ambrose catches him with Dirty Deeds for the three count.
Winner: Dean Ambrose w/Seth Rollins
Emma is backstage on her phone when she is approached by Mickie James, James talks about how Nia Jax destroyed her last week. Emma again says she started the women’s revolution, James says Emma can tell her what to tweet after the match and if James wins, then Emma can no longer claim to have started the revolution.
Mickie James vs. Emma
The match begins with Emma working over the arm of James, James trips a running Emma before dropping her with forearm smashes and some kicks. James then catches Emma with a neck breaker for a near fall, James picks up Emma and she nails her with some forearm strikes. Emma catches James with a roll up from out of nowhere for the three count.
After the match, Emma grabs the microphone to proclaim that she started the women’s evolution over and over again.
Raw GM Kurt Angle is in the ring for the contract signing, then he brings out John Cena to the ring first. Cena gets in the ring and he grabs the microphone to say everybody is read to see him face Roman Reigns, Cena then takes a few shots at Reigns. Cena says he wants to fight Reigns because he knows Reigns doesn’t want to fight him, Reigns then makes his way to the ring. Reigns grabs the microphone and he says Cena isn’t a big of a deal as he thinks he is, Reigns then talks about how he retired The Undertaker. Reigns says he just doesn’t need to fight Cena, Cena then talks about how the crowd reacts to him and Reigns.
Cena says Reigns is nothing more than a corporate Cena bootleg, Cena also says that Reigns can never fill his shoes. Cena says Reigns doesn’t want to fight him because the Roman Empire will go down, Reigns says the fans boo Cena because he sucks and Cena insults him right back. Reigns then calls Cena a phony and a fake bitch, Reigns also talks about how Cena is a part time wrestler while he is a full time wrestler. Reigns talks about how Cena has buried young talent in the past, Reigns says he is the one guy that Cena can’t bury. Reigns also proclaims that he doesn’t want to be the next Cena, Cena talks about his spot on the card in the last few years.
Cena also says that Reigns blames him for everything because he can’t do his job, Cena says he is better as a part timer than Reigns is as a full timer. Cena and Reigns both sign the contract before Reigns flips over the table, The Club then make their way to the ring while talking about the ego’s of the men in the ring. The Club want to come to the ring to fight Cena and Reigns, Raw GM KUrt Angle makes the match as we go to a commercial break.
John Cena & Roman Reigns vs. The Club (Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows)
The match started during the commercial break and we return to see Gallows working over Cena, Cena fights back to hit Gallows with some shoulder tackles and the 5 Knuckle Shuffle. Anderson interferes and that allows Gallows to kick him in the face, Gallows then hits Cena with a suplex followed by a leg drop for a near fall. Gallows slows things down by holding Cena in a chin lock, Anderson tags in and he attacks Cena with knee drops. Anderson slows things down again by holding Cena in another chin lock, Cena breaks free and Anderson nails him with a spine buster for a near fall.
Gallows tags back in and he attacks Cena with a series of elbow drops, Gallows misses a final elbow drop and that leads to tags for Anderson and Reigns. Reigns quickly cleans house on both of his opponents, Reigns attacks Anderson with clothesline strikes in the corner. Reigns would then catch Gallows with a Drive By on the arena floor, Reigns goes for a spear and Gallows distracts him. Reigns then hits The Club with superman punches, Reigns hits Anderson with a spear and Cena hits Gallows with an Attitude Adjustment for the three count.
Winners: John Cena & Roman Reigns
Elias is shown walking backstage.
Elias is in the ring and he is debuting a brand new song tonight, Elias first claims that the late Dusty Rhodes called him the “Elvis Of The WWE.” Jerry Lawler interrupts the song that is making fun of his hometown, Pelvis Wesley from Southpaw Regional Wrestling is brought out by Lawler. Wesley gets into the ring and he gets a beating from Elias.
The Miz is walking backstage with The Miztourage when he is asked about his match with Jeff Hardy next week, The Miz and Maryse criticize Hardy and Raw GM Kurt Angle’s decision.
Charly Caruso interviews Sasha Banks, who says he title defense losing streak ends tonight.
WWE Raw Women’s Title Match
Sasha Banks (Champion) vs. Alexa Bliss
The match begins with Bliss rolling up Banks a few times for a few near falls, Banks traps Bliss in the corner before stomping away on her. Banks then starts going to work on the arm of Bliss, Bliss breaks free and kicks Banks in the face before eating a drop kick. Bliss rolls out of the ring and she returns to the ring after a short break, Bliss eats a few more strikes before rolling out of the ring. Banks follows Bliss out there before leaping off the ring apron with a double knee strike as we go to a commercial break, we return to see Bliss working over the arm of Banks inside of the ring.
Banks tries fighting back and Bliss just nails her with an inverted back breaker for a near fall, Bliss stands on top of Banks while nailing her with stomps. Bliss gets angry and she chokes Banks on the middle rope, Bliss traps Banks in the corner before stomping away on her. Bliss follows that up by applying the bow and arrow submission to Banks, Banks breaks free by kicking Bliss in the face. Bliss again traps Banks in the corner while stomping away on her, Banks recovers and sends Bliss into the turnbuckles. Banks drops Bliss a few times before missing a double knee strike attempt, Bliss decides to go to the top rope and Banks slows her down.
Bliss goes for a cross body block and Banks gets out of the way, Banks catches Bliss with a roll up for a near fall. Bliss gets angry and crushes Banks with a forearm strike, Bliss then nails Banks with a Code Red for another near fall. Bliss gets mad again and she assaults Banks with a plethora of punches, Bliss misses a double knee strike and Banks ails her with a shining wizard for a near fall. Banks traps Bliss in the corner before assaulting her with strikes, Banks then hits Bliss with a running double knee strike. Banks goes to the top rope and Bliss trips her up before meeting her up there, Bliss catches Banks with a superplex.
Banks recovers and she catches Bliss in the Bank Statement from out of nowhere, Bliss breaks the hold by sending Banks into the ropes. Bliss nails Banks with the DDT for the three count.
Winner: Alexa Bliss, your new WWE Raw Women’s Champion
After the match, Nia Jax hitsthe ring to celebrate with Alexa Bliss before attacking Sasha Banks. Jax celebrates again with Bliss before attacking her, Jax picks up the WWE Raw Women’s Title belt as Raw comes to an end.