WWE Monday Night Raw
August 6, 2018
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
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The show started with highlights from last week to remind fans what went down in the segments involving Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, and Paul Heyman.
Kurt Angle and Constable Baron Corbin kicked off the first segment. Angle mentioned that Ronda Rousey would be having her first Raw match tonight and he didn’t have to beg her and she didn’t whine or complain like Brock Lesnar. Angle said that Rousey is a champion in his book, win or lose. He wishes he could say the same about Lesnar because Lesnar has no class for what he has done to the WWE Universe, the Universal Championship and to him. Paul Heyman will be interviewed by Renee Young later tonight. Roman Reigns’ music played and he walked out. Reigns said that he respects Angle but he should have known better than to kick The Big Dog out of the building last week. Reigns criticized Corbin for not doing anything when Lesnar attacked Angle. Angle said that nobody liked what Lesnar did last week and that includes from the top down. Reigns said that he hopes that Lesnar is not going to be suspended again. Angle said that he made sure that the Lesnar vs. Reigns match will still take place at SummerSlam and “I just hope you kick his ass.” Corbin said that Angle is being unprofessional because he is not supposed to play favorites. Reigns said again that Corbin ran off “like a coward” last week. But Corbin said he chose to be the bigger man and he had already competed earlier in the show. He said that he beat “little tiny” Finn Balor and he can’t possibly think of anything else he could do. Angle said Corbin could have acted like a man last week. Corbin said Angle can’t be trusted. Angle decided to book a match. Roman Reigns vs. Baron Corbin will happen right now.
Corbin took a cheap shot and the match got started.
Baron Corbin vs. Roman Reigns
This match went over 20 minutes and it was pretty good. There were several false finishes. Towards the end of the match, Corbin tried to leave but Finn Balor came out to stomp him before he got to the stage. Reigns hit a Superman punch at ringside and then the spear in the ring. Reigns pinned him to get the win. After the match, Balor nailed Corbin with a double dropkick in the corner and the Coup de Gras off the top rope.
Kurt Angle was watching Dolph Ziggler’s attack on Seth Rollins from last week. Rollins walked in and told Angle that the odds are against him. Angle said that Rollins can find a partner and they will take on McIntyre and Ziggler later tonight.
Bobby Roode vs. Mojo Rawley
Roode got the win with the Glorious DDT. The announcers spent time talking about how Rawley is now taking his career seriously and how he has a mean streak. Roode needed that win.
Backstage, Elias told his handlers to keep doing their job because the next segment will be perfect.
Elias has his own camera crew with him and he played a tune and ripped on the crowd. Bobby Lashley interrupted. They exchanged words and Elias acted like he was going to leave the ring but he ended up sucker punching Lashley and kicking him. Lashley recovered and hit a spinebuster and then a delayed vertical suplex with the camera crew in the ring.
AOP’s Rezar (with Akam) walked out to the ring for his match.
Backstage, Tyler Breeze offered to be Seth Rollins’ partner for later tonight. Then Reigns walked in and said that he will have Rollins’ back tonight.
Rezar vs. Titus O’Neil
Rezar dominated the match and got the win.
Backstage, Kevin Owens was going over notes with Jinder Mahal and Sunil Singh.
The Kevin Owens Show with guests Jinder Mahal and Sunil Singh
The Kevin Owens Show set was set up away from the ring and next to the stage area opposite from where the announcers are. Owens thanked Mahal for helping become stress-free. Owens said that he and Mahal accomplished something that many others didn’t. Mahal and Owens both beat Braun Strowman. Owens said he will beat Strowman and become Mr. KO In The Bank and then finally reclaim the Universal Championship. Owens says he is at peace and clear headed. He said that Mahal should take on Strowman one more time on tonight’s show because he can beat him again like last week. Owens asked for Strowman to come out. The stage started to shake. It turns out that Strowman was underneath and he tipped it over with everyone on it. Strowman walked to the ring for his match with Mahal.
Braun Strowman vs. Jinder Mahal
Strowman lost again because he disqualified and after chasing Owens and Mahal and using the briefcase as a weapon. They want fans to think that this could happen at SummerSlam.
Corey Graves interviews Roman Reigns (taped earlier today)
Reigns talked about his history with Lesnar, starting with their first WrestleMania match in 2015, 2018 and The Greatest Royal Rumble show. In regards to what Lesnar did to Angle and Heyman, Reigns said that there is no leader when you have a champion like Lesnar because he doesn’t respect WWE. If Reigns wins at SummerSlam, he will defend the title, unlike Lesnar. Reigns says he will keep getting up because he has to win.
Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre came out for their match.
Corbin told Reigns that he is forbidden from being Rollins’ partner because Stephanie McMahon wants to save him for SummerSlam. Rollins said he would figure something out. Reigns punched Corbin in the ribs.
Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre vs. Seth Rollins in a handicap match
Rollins couldn’t overcome the double teaming from McIntyre and Ziggler. Ziggler got the pin. They are obviously setting up for Dean Ambrose’s return at SummerSlam.
The Revival vs. The B-Team in a non-title match
Bray Wyatt and Matt Hardy appeared out of nowhere and attacked Bo Dallas and Scott Dawson. Looks like it will be a Triple Threat match at SummerSlam.
Renee Young interviewed Paul Heyman
Heyman’s eyes were red and it looked like he didn’t shave in over a week. He says Brock Lesnar has disconnected his phone number and he doesn’t know where he stands with Lesnar. Heyman said he considers a friend. He broke down crying and said he didn’t envision things ending like this. Young asked if he had his eye on another client. Heyman said that this situation was inconceivable to him last week. Heyman says he’s known Lesnar for 16 years and he has never seen Lesnar like this, more drive, more focused, and more violent. Heyman says Reigns doesn’t stand a chance against “this” Brock Lesnar.
Riott Squad vs. Bayley and Sasha Banks
Ruby Riott returned from injury to help her team win. Logan got the pin on Banks.
Ronda Rousey video package aired.
Ronda Rousey vs. Alicia Fox
There was a long promo segment with Fox and Alexa Bliss before this match got started. Despite Bliss’ interference, Rousey was able to get Fox to tap. Bliss tried to attack Rousey during a post-match interview but Rousey caught her by the arm and tossed her and proclamied that the Raw Women’s Championship will change hands at SummerSlam.
That was the end of the show.
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