WWE Monday Night RAW took place from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Here’s all the action that went down last night.
Intercontinental Champion The Miz and The Miztourage confronted Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins
Believe in the Shield? Not exactly, as Dean Ambrose wasn’t keen on getting the band back together with Seth Rollins despite him rescuing the architect from the Miz and his Miztourage last week. After Rollins betrayed Ambrose thre years ago, the Kingslayer wanted to apologise to the lunatic fringe, to let bygones be bygones. Hell, he was even ready to take a steel chair to the face from Ambrose if it would help the healing process.
The Miz and his cronies had other ideas that night, as they ambushed the duo and played a steel con-chair-to of their own on the pair. Looking for payback, Rollins and Ambrose were offered any two members of the Miztourage for a proper match on RAW next week by general manager Kurt Angle. Instead, Ambrose settled for a two on three handicap match to get the ball rolling.
Bayley def. Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss
The doctor of huganomics hit the RAW mat next, as she battled women’s champ Alexa Bliss while Nia Jax patrolled the outside of the ring. The huggable one looked set to win cleanly, but Jax’s involvement killed her first attempt at pinning Bliss. Fortunately, Sasha Banks arrived to chase Jax off so that Bayley could find the perfect moment to lock in her trademark Bayley-to-belly suplex for the win.
Gentleman Jack Gallagher and Mustafa Ali def. The Brian Kendrick and Drew Gulak
In a quick RAW cruiserweight match ahead of his best 2-out-of-3 Falls match on 205 Live tomorrow against Drew Gulak, Mustafa Ali put the moves on The Brian Kendrick as Jack Gallagher cleared the ring, picking up the win with a 450 Splash.
Big Cass confronted Enzo Amore
After he was demolished by Big Cass at Great Balls of Fire, it’s safe to say that the partnership is indeed over for Enzo Amore. While his tag team dreams may be dead, Amore was still more than happy to run his mouth and provoke a response from Big Cass. The Big Show also hit the ring to get his hands on Big Cass again, but the seven-footer managed to get a big boot in on Show and leave Amore out cold in the ring when he tried to even the odds.
Finn Bálor def. Elias Samson via Disqualification
You can’t spell troubador without trouble…mostly. Singin’ and battlin’ Elias Samson has been a thorn in the side of Finn Balor for a while now, as he sought to upstage the Irishman week after week. Last night was no different though, as Balor claimed a win via disqualification. A disqualification that stemmed from him cracking his guitar across the shoulder of Balor and rumbled outside the ring.
All this, and Bray Wyatt appearing on the screen to claim that the Irishman would soon be punished by his dark powers in his No Disqualification match next week.
Ariya Daivari def. Akira Tozawa via Match Stoppage
The power of Tozawa was no match for Ariya Daivari’s ruthless focus on an injured shoulder, so much so that Titus O’Neil threw in the towel rather than risk the health of the stamina monster.
Raw General Manager Kurt Angle revealed his personal announcement
Jason Jordan from American Alpha is RAW General Manager Kurt Angle’s secret son. Oh it’s true, it’s damn true. Also Jordan is now a RAW superstar.
The Revival def. The Hardy Boyz
The return of the Revival saw the team earn a massive win over former tag team champs The Hardy Boyz, as the kings of extreme seem to be suffering a slump lately that is far from delightful. In a last ditch attempt to clinch a victory, Jeff Hardy gambled a high-risk move on top of Scott Dawson, but was saved at the last minute by Dash Wilder as he shoved Jeff off the top turnbuckle.
With an illegal handful of pants in his hands, Dawson got the winning pin on Jeff Hardy to signal that The Revival were indeed back on RAW.
Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe ended in a No Contest
It was time not just for the main event, but to also find a number one contender to stand against Brock Lesnar and pry the WWE Universal championship from his grasp. Samoa Joe. Roman Reigns. Which of these two titans could outlast one another? Neither apparently, as the unstoppable force met the immovable object and both men found themselves evenly matched until Braun Strowman invaded the ring.
With the gift of destruction in the ring, the match was off as Joe and Reigns threw a Coquina Clutch and Superman Punch at Strowman to evict him from the ring. Briefly. Strowman was back up in seconds, demolishing the two challengers with running powerslams and sending the security of RAW packing. With Summerslam on the horizon, general manager Kurt Angle arrived to reveal that a solution would be found next week, to find a challenger for Lesnar and his title.
Last Updated: July 18, 2017