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Welcome to WWE Monday Night RAW. There is a recap video of Roman Reigns’ attack on Braun Strowman on last week’s episode shown. Michael Cole hypes Dean Ambrose vs. Miz for the Intercontinental Title. Kurt Angle walked down to the ring to open the show. Angle brought up Reigns’ attack and that Strowman underwent surgery on his elbow. Angle booked an Extreme Rules Fatal 5-Way match at the Extreme Rules PPV. The winner of the match will face Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal Title. The competitors in the match will be Seth Rollins, Samoa Joe, Finn Balor, Roman Reigns, and Bray Wyatt. Reigns walked out and said that we don’t need to have this match as he beat The Undertaker at Mania and put Strowman in an ambulance. Balor walked out and brought up how he was the first Universal Champion and that the line starts behind him. Reigns said that Balor could not beat Lesnar. Balor brought up beating Reigns on his first night on RAW. Joe walked down to the ring and said that it’s all about actions and results. He said that he choked out Rollins which is the result and the action is that he will win at Extreme Rules. Wyatt was next out to the ring and said that they would all fall. Rollins was the final Superstar out and stated that the fans did not come here for talking but rather for fighting. He started brawling with Joe. The rest of the Superstars started brawling around ringside. Balor hit the sling blade to Reigns then outside dive to Rollins and Reigns. Balor stood tall in the ring to close the segment.
Angle booked Rollins vs. Wyatt and Reigns vs. Balor for tonight.
Singles Match: Sheamus vs. Jeff Hardy.
Hardy attacked Sheamus right out of the gate. However, Sheamus tossed him to the floor and into the barricade to send us to break.
We’re back with Sheamus hitting a knee drop off the top rope to Hardy for 2. Sheamus locked in a headlock in which Hardy fought out of, but Sheamus cut him off with a power slam. Hardy knocked him down and hit a drop kick for 2. Sheamus hit a running knee strike for 2. Sheamus knocked him down then went to the top rope and Hardy hit a stunner for 2. Hardy knocked Cesaro off the apron, hit Twist of Fate and went to the top rope where he hit the Swanton Bomb for the win.
Singles Match: Sasha Banks vs. Alicia Fox
They start brawling. Fox hit her with two big kicks for 2. Banks fought back with a head scissors, but Fox caught her with a scissors kick for the win.
Intercontinental Title Match: Dean Ambrose vs. The Miz.
They start brawling to begin the match. Ambrose knocked him down and went to the top rope, but Miz ducked out to ringside to send us to break.
We’re back with Miz in control of Ambrose as he hit a double ax off the top rope then a series of kicks. Ambrose rolled him up for 2 then went for Dirty Deeds, but it was blocked. Miz missed a clothesline and was sent to the floor where Ambrose hit an outside dive. Back in the ring, Ambrose hit a series of clotheslines then a bull dog for 2. Miz went to the top rope but missed a dive, and Ambrose rolled him up for 2. Miz missed a splash in the corner and Ambrose hit an elbow drop off the top rope for 2. Ambrose countered the Figure Four but was kicked in the face and Miz hit Skull Crushing Finale for a near fall. Miz went for it again, but Ambrose rolled through and pinned him for 2. Ambrose couldn’t hit Dirty Deeds but did clothesline him to the floor. Ambrose went for a dive but Maryse stood in front of Miz, but it didn’t matter as Ambrose hit it anyways and Maryse moved. Back in the ring, Maryse distracted Ambrose. Miz went for a low blow, but Ambrose blocked it and hit one causing the DQ.
Winner: The Miz via DQ
Balor cut a promo about how he will beat Reigns tonight because it’s his universe.
Alexa Bliss walks down to the ring. She cuts a promo about how New Jersey sweats that got some local heat. She said that tonight they get to be in the present of a winner. She said that if you are a failure then say what. She brought up how she is a winner on both SmackDown and RAW. This led to Bayley walking out to the ring. Bayley wants her rematch at Extreme Rules, but Bliss refuses. Bliss said that Extreme Rules it means there are no rules and that she would never get extreme. Bliss said that Bayley’s time in the sun is over. Bliss told her to sit at the kid’s table and leave the extreme stuff to the adults. Bayley attacked her, but Bliss used the top rope to her advantage and got a kendo stick and hit Bayley with it.
Tag Team Match: Jack Gallagher & Austin Aries vs. Neville & TJP
Aries tossed TJP to the floor and hit an outside dive to Neville and TJP to send us to break.
We’re back with heels in control of Aries. TJP locked in a headlock on Aries, but Aries fought out of it. He hit an elbow to Neville then a chop to TJP. Gallagher got the hot tag and hit a series of uppercuts to TJP. Gallagher with a suplex then a power slam for 2. Gallagher hit a drop kick to TJP. Aries and Neville started brawling. TJP took out the left knee of Aries. Gallagher hit Neville and TJP with a drop kick. Aries took out Neville with a double ax. Gallagher with a headbutt but TJP caught him with the Detonation Kick for the win.
Winners: Neville & TJP
Angle told Bayley in a backstage segment that she would face Bliss in a RAW Women’s Championship Kendo on a Stick match at Extreme Rules
R-Truth and Goldust discussed their match against Anderson and Gallows in a backstage segment.
Singles Match: Finn Balor vs. Roman Reigns
They lock up, and Reigns hit a Samoan Drop. Balor fought back with a series of strikes and chops. Reigns missed a move and hit the ring post. Balor with an up kick then a double foot stomp.
We’re back with Balor in control of Reigns. However, Reigns picked him up and sent him back first into the ring post. Back in the ring, Reigns hit a powerbomb for 2. They exchanged kicks, and Balor knocked him down to hit a foot stomp. Reigns hit a superman punch for 2. Balor knocked him down and went to the top rope, but Reigns knocked him down and hit a spear for the win.
Wyatt appeared on the big screen and cut a promo about how evil surrounds RAW. He said that they would all worship his name when he stands as the Universal Champion.
As Goldust and R-Truth were making their entrance, Goldust attacked R-Truth.
Enzo Amore and Big Cass walked down to the ring and was cutting a promo when Titus O’Neil and Apollo Crews interrupted. O’Neil vowed that Crews would beat down Amore tonight. O’Neil plugged his Ted Talk this Saturday. Cass corrected him and said that O’Neil was facing him. O’Neil said that he couldn’t due to his expense suit. Cass vowed that O’Neil would like the way he looked after this match.
Singles Match: Big Cass vs. Titus O’Neil
Quick match. Big Cass hit a big boot for the win.
Winner: Big Cass.
Neville is shown talking to TJP backstage. Neville vowed that they would end Aries on 205 Live for once and for all.
Singles Match: Seth Rollins vs. Bray Wyatt
They start brawling around ringside. Rollins tossed him into the barricade and was caught by Wyatt who sent him into the barricade.
We’re back with Wyatt in control of Rollins. Wyatt placed Rollins on the top rope but Rollins fought back. Wyatt hit a suplex off the top rope for 2. Rollins fought back and sent him to the floor. However, when he went for a dive, Wyatt punched him. Rollins went to the top rope and hit a dive. Rollins with a series yo kicks then the sling blade. Rollins sent him into the corner then to the floor and hit a dive. Wyatt with a big clothesline for 2. Wyatt with a chokeslam for 2. Rollins rolled him up for 2 then hit a superkick and Falcon Arrow for 2. Samoa Joe ran down to the ring and attacked Rollins causing the DQ.
Winner: Rollins via DQ.
Post-match, Joe and Wyatt beat down Rollins to close the show.
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