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WWE Raw: Results, Updates & Must-See Highlights – 05/08/17


WWE is live from London. An intense tag team turmoil match is scheduled. Plus, The Miz will battle “The Demon King” Finn Balor in the first match of the night. Let’s get right to the action on another exciting edition of Monday Night Raw…

But wait a minute, let’s talk for a second: Can The Golden Truth pull off the upset many are hoping for, win the tag-team turmoil, and then challenge The Hardy Boyz for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championships? It would be a most delightful battle of wrestling veteran icons if the Broken Brothers were to fight the true golden team of MEEKMAHAN’s Monday evening wrestling!


WWE Monday Night Raw Viewing Details

Date: Monday, May 8, 2017
Time: 8:00 P.M. EST
TV Channel: USA
Location: The O2 London, London, England


WWE Raw Results

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Dean Ambrose Kicks Off Raw

Dean Ambrose starts off tonight’s edition of Monday Night Raw. He informs the audience that Kurt Angle will not be present this evening, so The Lunatic Fringe has been named as the new general manager for the night.

The Miz and his lovely wife Maryse make their way down to the ring. Miz informs Ambrose and the audience that Stephanie McMahon called him and made the decision to make The Miz the co-general manager of the night alongside Ambrose. You can’t let The Lunatic run the asylum by himself.

Miz and Ambrose are still pissed at each other. But Dean extends the olive branch and tries to shake The Miz’ hand, but then…

Out comes “The Monster Among Men” Braun Strowman. He says he doesn’t care whose in charge. He’s still going to get what he wants. When Roman Reigns comes back, he’ll end The Guy for good. And after that, he wants Brock Lesnar. The crowd chants “YES.”

Braun continues to talk, but gets cut off by Kalisto’s theme music. Kalisto says, “You may not be done with Roman Reigns, but Braun, I ain’t done with you. Let me refresh your memory of what happened in the Dumpster Match. I beat you. And you still couldn’t take it like a man….Nobody treats me like garbage. I want a match, tonight!”

“You beat me on a technicality little man,” says Braun. “I crushed you like a little beer can.”

But Braun’s arm is in a sling. Strowman doesn’t think he can compete, but if he could he’d be able to beat Kalisto with one arm. So, Dean makes the match, and Braun doesn’t look too happy.

The Miz wonders what else is up The Lunatic Fringe’s sleeve. It’s nothing crazy…just The Miz verses “The Demon King” Finn Balor.


The Miz vs. Finn Balor

The Demon King’s entrance is epic as always. Finn is absolutely mopping the floor with The Hollywood A-Lister. Balor is knocking Miz senseless with his fast-paced maneuvers and devastatingly sick kicks. The Miz is reeling, ducking outside the ring next to his wife, as we go to commercial break.

We’re back from the break, and now The Miz is the one who is kicking ass. Miz has Balor grounded. We see a clip, showing Finn chasing Miz around the ring, and The Miz knocking Balor off the ring apron. The Hollywood A-Lister is in complete control of Balor.

The Demon King tries to fight back, but the veteran Miz knocks him back down. The Miz has stiff knees and kicks of his own. Miz gets Balor in a headlock. Finn rallies back and ends up eating a kick. But The Miz eats an even harder kick.

Balor is back with a flurry of offense. Finn is beating The Miz in-and-out of the ring. He almost kicked his head off. Corey Graves says, “that kick may be catastrophic for The Miz’s acting career.”

Finn is about to put away Miz, but Maryse climbs up on the ring apron and distracts The Demon King. The Miz exits the ring, and grabs a microphone. He informs the referee that performers should not put their hands on acting officials, so you must disqualify Finn Balor. The referee calls for the bell.

The Miz defeats Finn Balor by disqualification


Re-start: Finn Balor vs. The Miz

Co-Raw GM Dean Ambrose comes out and restarts the match. The Miz says that Dean can’t do that, but the ref rings the bell, and Balor immediately attacks The Miz. Finn brings Miz to the ring, and makes short work of The Hollywood A-Lister. One Coup de Grâce from Balor and it’s all over.

Finn Balor defeats The Miz


Alexa Bliss just got herself a new best friend

Nia Jax semi-confronts Alexa Bliss backstage. She asks the Raw Women’s Champion whether she meant what she said about Nia Jax last week. Bliss had a lot of good things to say about Jax, but does she really mean it? Bliss says she does.


Jax wants a shot at Alexa’s Raw Women’s Championship. Bliss says she can’t make matches, that’s Kurt Angle’s job and he’s not here tonight. Nia says that “until that happens, you have a never best friend,” and taps the champ on the shoulder. Scary stuff.


Alexa Bliss vs. Mickie James

Alexa Bliss has Nia Jax in her corner, while Mickie James has Bayley by her side. The crowd is going crazy chanting for “Bayley” and singing the “Oh, Mickie, you’re so fine” song. Bliss is letting the crowd get to her head and James is kicking ass. Mickie blows Alexa a kiss before hitting her with a stiff kick.


The veteran James is looking amazing in this match. But Bliss is the champion for a reason. Bayley took out the imposing Nia Jax with a crossbody from the steel steps. Meanwhile, Bliss sends a distracted Mickie crashing from the top rope to the ring. And that’s all she wrote.

Alexa Bliss defeats Mickie James

Post-match: Nia Jax demolishes Mickie James. I guess Nia really is Alexa’s best friend.


The Miz arranges a match for Dean Ambrose


Samoa Joe interview turns into a brawl

Just as the sub-heading tells you, Samoa Joe was busy being interviewed backstage when “The Architect” Seth Rollins jumped him. Joe fights back, and we have a real slobber-knocker going on in the backstage area.


Braun Strowman vs. Kalisto

Strowman calls Roman Reigns a pathetic coward who doesn’t want to face him. Braun doesn’t want to wrestle Kalisto tonight, but the referee calls for the bell anyway. The Monster Among Men unleashed all hell on Kalisto. And then…Roman Reigns’ music hits.

Reigns and Braun face off. Roman hits Strowman with a flurry of superman punches. The big man Strowman exits the ring to catch some breath, while the big dog is on the hunt. Reigns tries to spear Braun, but eats a kick instead. The monster starts kicking ass again, but Roman gains the upper-hand and whips out a steel chair. Reigns wails away on Braun with the chair. Reigns yells out, “Whose yard is it now?” Strowman retreats and The Big Dog stands tall.


First Round Tag Team Turmoil for the #1 contender shot at the WWE Raw Tag Team Championships: Enzo & Cass vs. Sheamus & Cesaro

Sheamus squares off against Big Cass to start off this match-up. Cass smacks Sheamus with a big splash and an Empire Elbow. Enzo gets the tag, and Cass launches the little guy right into Cesaro.

We’re back from commercial break, and Cesaro is stomping the sh*t out of Enzo. Cesaro is dominating Enzo right now. But the little guy feeds off the energy of the crowd. Enzo battles back and sends Cesaro hurling into the steel post. Enzo nails The Swiss Superman with an enziguri. Enzo tries to tag in Cass, but Sheamus takes out the big man. Cesaro locks in the sharp shooter and onto round 2.

Sheamus & Cesaro defeat Enzo & Cass


Second Round Tag Team Turmoil for the #1 contender shot at the WWE Raw Tag Team Championships: Sheamus vs. Cesaro vs. Heath Slater & Rhyno

Before this match starts, all four men brawl outside the ring. Cesaro & Sheamus gain the upper-hand and beat the crap out of their opponents before the second match even starts. Sheamus sends Rhyno flying into the steel steps.

Cesaro & Sheamus pick apart Heath Slater in the ring. Slater tries to fight back, but both big men kept knocking him down. Meanwhile, Rhyno is nowhere in sight. Cesaro props up Slater, while Sheamus takes him out with a Brogue Kick.

Sheamus & Cesaro defeat Heath Slater & Rhyno


Third Round Tag Team Turmoil for the #1 contender shot at the WWE Raw Tag Team Championships: Sheamus & Cesaro vs. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson

Cesaro appears to be in control of Anderson, but the former Bullet Club member smacks The Swiss Superman with a kick in the corner. Gallows gets the tag and performs a double-team attack on Cesaro. Sheamus gets the tag and brawls with big Luke Gallows, who catches White Noise from the Celtic Warrior.

Sheamus is being double-teamed as we come back from commercial break. Gallows & Anderson try the Magic Killer on Sheamus, but the Swiss Superman makes the save. Sheamus connects a Brogue Kick on Gallows for the win.

Sheamus & Cesaro defeat Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson


Final Round Tag Team Turmoil for the #1 contender shot at the WWE Raw Tag Team Championships: Sheamus & Cesaro vs. The Golden Truth

The Golden Truth rush the ring and take the fight to their tired opponents. Goldust & R-Truth put up one hell of fight. They send Cesaro to the outside in the early goings of their encounter. They try to double team Sheamus, but the Celtic Warrior eventually gets the upper-hand.

Shout out to R-Truth for demonstrating a wicked flurry of offense against Cesaro. But the team of the Swiss Superman and the Celtic Warrior are just way too strong for The Golden Truth. End of story.

Sheamus & Cesaro defeat The Golden Truth to become the new #1 contenders for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championships


WATCH: Sheamus & Cesaro’s rise to victory


Raw Fallout: Sheamus & Cesaro post-match interview


Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe

Samoa Joe proved in this match how much of a sick badass he truly is. Joe made it a mission to attack Rollins’ weak knee. Seth fought back with all his might, but Joe is way too sadistic. Rollins and Joe exchange big moves. Joe counters a Falcon Arrow and nails Rollins with a suplex for a 2 count. Joe charges, but runs into an elbow and then a blockbuster from Seth Rollins.

Back from the break, and Joe has Rollins grounded. Joe drops an elbow and talks some trash. Fans try to rally Rollins back to good health, but Joe slaps in the Coquina Clutch. Rollins is able to block the submission and sends Joe sprawling to the outside. Rollins runs the ropes and launches himself at his opponent with a suicide dive. Now, Rollins uses his knee to his advantage as he springboards himself at Joe and goes for the cover. 1…2…kick out!

Rollins charges at Samoa Joe, but eats a sick chop for his troubles. Joe sends Seth flying with a powerslam and goes for the cover. 1…2…kick out! Joe smacks Rollins with an inverted atomic drop and a boot to the face. Joe goes for the cover once more, but Rollins kicks out at the count of two again.


Both men trade shots. Seth is finally able to send Joe to the mat with the Falcon Arrow. Joe kicks out of another pin attempt and fires back with some wicked shots. Rollins is about to kick Joe’s head off, but the former 2-time NXT Champion ducks and saves his head. Joe tries to lock in the Coquina Clutch, but simply cannot apply the hold onto the slippery Rollins.

Seth ascends to the top rope. Joe tries to pull him down, but Rollins grabs onto the turnbuckle and exposes the steel. Joe sends Seth crashing into the turnbuckle. Sick! Just sick!

The referee tries to put the turnbuckle back where it should be, but Samoa Joe stops him. Joe whips The Architect into the exposed steel once more.

Seth Rollins defeats Samoa Joe by disqualification

Post-match: Joe continues the attack, hurling Rollins into the exposed turnbuckle. Joe locks Seth into the Coquina Clutch.


“Gentleman” Jack Gallagher vs. TJP

We see a clip from earlier in the night: the WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville tells TJP to eliminate Gallagher and he’ll take care of the rest.

TJP doesn’t seem to be taking Jack seriously, who fires back with a wicked headbutt. TJP is stunned and reeling outside the ring. Gallagher gives chase on TJP, who drop-toe-holds Jack into the steel steps.

TJP finally gains the upper-hand, but Jack fires back with a flurry of offense. Gallagher may be the fanciest wrestler in WWE history. The resident gentleman of Monday Night Raw looks primed for victory, but TJP rolls him up.

TJP defeats “Gentleman” Jack Gallagher

Post-match: TJP hits Jack with another drop-toe-hold. The former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Perkins locks in the TJP Clutch. But then Austin Aries evens the playing field and attacks TJP. In the end, Gallagher and Aries stand tall.


Sasha Banks vs. Alicia Fox

Alicia Fox really kicks ass! She is treating Sasha like a punk. Not CM Punk. The type of punk who is way over her head up against the foxy one. Alicia is laying the smackdown on Sasha throughout the majority of this match-up.

Alicia appears primed for victory. She’s been wrecking havoc on Sasha for the entire match. But then Banks comes off the top rope with knees to Alicia’s neck. Ouch like a Boss!

Sasha Banks defeats Alicia Fox


Main Event: Bray Wyatt vs. Dean Ambrose

Wyatt and Ambrose lock it up. Wyatt moves out of the way of a splash by Dean and flips himself upside down in the corner like a spider. Ambrose fires back with chops. Bray calls himself “a God.” Bray avoids the Dirty Deeds and ends up hitting a suplex on Ambrose from the middle rope to the ring.

Bray is in complete control as we come back from commercial break. He hits Ambrose with hard strikes, but Dean battles back or at least tries to, as Wyatt drops him with a sick DDT. Bray has Ambrose locked into a submission hold. Dean fights out, but eats a clothesline for his troubles. Wyatt climbs the top rope and extends her arms like a cross and then jumps back first into the ring and…misses.

Can Dean Ambrose capitalize? Yes, he can! The Lunatic Fringe hits Wyatt with fast-paced clotheslines and shots in the corner. Wyatt fights back, but Ambrose ascends the top rope and comes crashing down onto Wyatt outside the ring.


Wyatt and Ambrose collide. Meanwhile, The Miz would like a closer look at the action. Ambrose seems sufficiently distracted as Wyatt hits him with a devastating slam. Bray props Dean up on the top rope as the London crowd chants for “Randy Savage” and “Delete! Delete! Delete!”

Ambrose fights back with head-butt after head-butt. Wyatt is driven back down to the mat and Ambrose comes flying off the top rope. Bray catches Ambrose with a right hand, but Dean battles back with a clotheslines.

The Miz holds up the Intercontinental Championship to mock Ambrose. Wyatt and Dean lock it up, then The Lunatic Fringe runs the ropes and flies out onto The Miz. Wyatt and Ambrose brawl some more, but then The Miz comes outta nowhere smacking Dean with the IC Championship.

Wyatt capitalizes on a hurt Dean, who tries to fight back, but just can’t recover. A Sister Abigail is all Bray needs to put away his opponent.

Bray Wyatt defeats Dean Ambrose

Post-match: The Miz enters the ring and continues the assault on Dean Ambrose. Miz says next week, he’ll be out of this God forsaken country (England), and he’ll also be the new Intercontinental Champion because heeeeeeeeeee’s Awwwweeessssssoommmmeeeeeee! (translation: because he’s awesome).


Next Week on WWE Monday Night Raw: WWE Intercontinental Championship match between Dean Ambrose (c) and The Miz


WWE Raw Announced Matches

  1. Tag-team turmoil for the #1 contender shot at the WWE Raw Tag Team Championships: Enzo & Cass vs. The Golden Truth vs. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson vs. Sheamus & Cesaro vs. Heath Slater & Rhyno
  2. The Miz  vs. Finn Balor
  3. Braun Strowman vs. Kalisto
  4. Alexa Bliss vs. Mickie James
  5. Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt
  6. Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe
  7. Alicia Fox vs. Sasha Banks
  8. “Gentleman” Jack Gallagher vs. TJP
  • Brian DunlopCOED Writer
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