Stephanie McMahon made an announcement last week that there was a BIG announcement for RAW this evening. Speculation has flown wild, here at the WWW studios, and across the internet about what this announcement might be. Minions at the Wrestling With Wresting Intelligence Collection Team (WWWICT) have noted many of the female superstars making their way to the Raw taping tonight. All Womens PPV? Womens Tag Titles? Renee Youngs return to the ring?! Find out now!
RAW starts out with the entire Raw locker room being on the stage. Mr. McMahon is in the ring! A Wild Vince appears. He introduces Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. They thank the superstars of the WWE, then goes on bringing the women out in front. Trips and Steph go on to announce that there will be an all-women’s ppv called Evolution. 50 women, from all era’s and shows, will participate. Its to note as well that Nikki Cross was out there with the women. Debut coming soon?!
Elias is on the stage but immediately gets interrupted by Woken Matt and Bray Wyatt.
B-Team vs. Deleter of Worlds:
Championship Rematch time! Matt and Bo lock up but Bray tags in right away. Bray runs a strikes quick. Hardy gets in and joins the fray and attacks both Axel and Dallas. Bray and Matt stand tall as we go to commercial. Back and Axel is working over wyatt. Bo tags in and they hit a double team move. Bray stops the momentum and Matt gets the tag. He comes in and starts taking out Axel. After some confusion and a mistake, the B-team gets the pin and win.
Matt and Bray clap for them then attack after the match.
Backstage segment with Finn, Constable Corbin, and Chad Gable.
Backstage Sasha and Bayley stuff. They’re friends again?
Sasha Banks and Bayley vs. Random Jobbers:
Bayley and orange haired jobber lock up. Bayley works her over and Sasha come in and the jobber magically takes over. Red hair Jobber is in and catches some good boots. Bayley back in and flies into the corner. Sasha gets the Banks Statement.
Winner by submission: Sasha and Bayley
They hug after the match.
Elias is back out on the stage. Braun interrupts and walks out to the ring. He congratulates all the women for their PPV in October. He specifically names Alexa Bliss. Then he talks about Roman and Lashley going at it and how it doesn’t matter cause he has the MITB case. KO’s music hits. He looks a little on the injured side. He is still shaken after his tumble from the Steel Cage at Extreme Rules. They talk shit to each other and KO says Braun’s problems have only just begun. Baron Corbin comes out. He says Steph is letting him handle this situation personally. Out comes Jinder Mahal to help Braun control his temper. Jinder is being all Zen and shit while Braun stares on. Braun stops it cause it isn’t working. He chants “Get these Hands!” and I mark out. Braun then kills everyone.
Natalya vs. Mickie James
Nattie starts out with a slam but Mickie responds with a nasty elbow. Alexa gets involved and James takes over. James has in a hold on the mat, im not sure what its called. They end up on their feet but James slams Nattie down by her head. Another mat hold. Nattie starts to power out but James reverses. Nattie powers out and takes control. Nattie hits a big Electric Chair drop and both women are down. They both get back up and Nattie is in control again. Alexa gets involved again but gets laid out, allowing James to hit a big kick and get the win.
Winner: Mickie James
Elias is on the stage….and AOP interrupts.
AOP wants a challenger that isn’t Titus World Wide. They come out anyways. They talk trash. Then they brawl. Dana Brooke is there. TWW actually take AOP out. Surprising but im down for it.
Backstage is Steph, Kurt, KO, and Baron Corbin. They talk about the Braun Strowman situation. KO wants a match at SummerSlam for the Money in the Bank contract. Uncle Kurt isn’t down but Stephanie McMahon supports it and makes it so!
Tyler Breeze vs. Mojo Rawley
Beeze uses his speed to land the first strike but that’s about it. Mojo tosses him out. Tyler gets back in the ring and Mojo Shoulder Checks him. Mojo gets him in a weird choke hold and they go backstage to ask Bobby Roode some questions. The crowd chants something that isn’t related to the match and we’re back. Breeze hits a jumping kick on Mojo but Mojo catches his next move and pounds him. Tyler rolls Mojo up but kicks at 2. Mojo just starts dominating and hits a sitout Alabama Slam for the win.
Winner: Mojo Rawley
Phone promo with Ziggler and McIntyre
Elias…once more. Finn Balor interrupts.
Finn Balor vs. Drew McIntyre
Drew stares down Finn right out of the gate. He dwarfs Balor but Balor attacks first, getting overpowered by Drew’s strength and size. Finn hits a big dropkick and clobbers McIntyre with a flying jump over the top rope. Commercial time. Back and Drew is firmly in control and beating the hell out of Finn Balor. Finn tries his hardest to knock Drew over and finally does with a huge spinning DDT! Finn starts to his the usual Balor moves, but misses a Coup de Gras that turns into a sling blade. Finn goes for it again but Ziggler pulls his legs out from under him and beats the hell out of Balor. Seth Rollins comes running down for the save. Rollins throws McIntyre out of the ring and Ziggler gets some hands before rolling away.
Winner by DQ: Finn Balor
Uncle Kurt comes out and makes it into a Tag Match Playa!
Finn Balor and Seth Rollins vs. Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler
All hell breaks loose right away with Rollins and Balor clearing the ring instantly. Ziggler and Rollins start things out. Seth tosses Ziggler outside then jumps over the rope onto Ziggler. Commercial time again. Back and Finn gets the tag. Balor catches an uppercut from Ziggler and is stunned. They go back and forth and Balor hits a basement dropkick. They tie up in the corner and McIntyre tags in. He pounds away according to Michael Cole lol. Drew maintains control and takes things outside the ring, dropping Balor on the barricade. Back in the ring and Ziggler tags in. Finn hits a desperation kick and goes for the tag but Drew is back in and stops him. Finn dodges him and tags Rollins. Seth runs wild brother and starts crushing Drew and Dolph. Lots of near falls in this next sequence. Everyone ends up Superkicked or caught in a pin attempt. Drew hits a reverse Alabama Slam but Seth kicks! Seth ends up on drews shoulders but reverses, throws him out, then attacks Ziggler and hits a Curb Stomp for the win!
Winner: Finn Balor and Seth Rollins
Backstage is Bobby Lashley. Roman was interviewed earlier and I forgot to write about it cause…boring? Same promo, different guy.
Ember Moon vs. Liv Morgan
Ember wastes little time and starts beating the hell out of Liv. Ember knocks Liv out of the ring then Ember follows. Liv runs away and Liv follows. Eventually Liv gets the upperhand after a missed cross body. Liv gets Ember in a rear naked choke between the ropes. There is the usual “Liv yells and has someone in a chokehold” spot that Ember breaks out of. Ember goes to the top rope but Liv rakes her then tries to hit a superplex but Ember blocks it and tosses her off the rope. Ember hits the Eclipse and gets the win.
Winner: Ember Moon
Ember Moon needs an actually storyline or she’ll suffer the same fate as Finn Balor.
Backstage is Seth Rollins. Rollins vs. Ziggler at SummerSlam for the IC Title.
Elias….again….. and Uncle Kurt interrupts. Kurt says the floor is Elias’ to sing whatever song he wants. He sings for a little bit then Lashley comes out.
Bobby Lashley vs. Roman Reigns…again:
Roman is in control early on, taking out a lot of aggression of Lashley. Things spill outside the ring and Roman goes for a drive by but Lashley catches him and hits a big belly to belly suplex before a commercial 5 minutes before the fucking show ends. Back and Bobby hits Roman with a big spine buster. Lashley has Roman in a few different holds on the mat, then Roman powers out. The two men brawl back and forth, both performing pretty much the same match we saw at Extreme Rules minus all the chanting. Roman hits a sloppy looking leg drop that almost fells Lashley. Roman goes for a Super Man punch that Lashley turns into a Full Nelson. Roman breaks out but ends up in another head/arm triangle thingy. Lashley is super sweaty. Roman rolls him over and the hold is broken. Lashley misses a spear. Roman pounds on him in the corner. He goes for a spear but Lashley hits a powerslam. Lashley goes for a spear but Roman jumps and hits him with his knee. Roman hits a super man punch but Lashley kicks! Roman tries to pump up the crowd but Lashley rolls out of the ring. Roman hops out and starts to make his way around to attack but gets caught. Roman pushes him off. Roman gets tossed in the ring, in an uncomfortable fashion, and Lashley hits a spear! Roman kicks! Lashley sets up for another spear. Roman hits a super man punch instead. Roman goes for a spear of his own… im not finishing writing this. Roman wins.
Winner: Roman Reigns
A very deflating way to end RAW. Roman vs. Brock 6 or 8 or whatever will be just like all the others…a dud. Both men sit in the ring after the match. Lashley shakes his hand and walks out.
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