WWE Monday Night Raw is live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. “The Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar is in the building live on Raw!
Roman Reigns is in the ring to start off tonight’s show. Let’s get right to the action with “The Big Dog” himself in the middle of the ring…
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Roman Reigns kicks off tonight’s Raw
Roman Reigns runs his mouth about Samoa Joe and Braun Stroman. An ambulance arrives and we can hear the sirens echoing throughout the arena. Reigns goes to investigate the alarming vehicle, but then…Braun Strowman strikes out of nowhere! Strowman is kicking ass! Reigns tries to fight back. The Big Dog charges the monster, but gets caught. Strowman lifts up Reigns and throws him like a lawn dart from the ramp to ambulance. Reigns hits the floor with a thud. You can’t fake that!
Elias Samson, Sheamus & Cesaro vs. The Hardy Boyz & Finn Balor
Matt Hardy and Sheamus mix it up to start off this match. Jeff injects himself in the match with a Poetry In Motion. Everyone starts fighting and the bad guys clear the ring before we go commercial break.
The Hardys tangle with Cesaro. Finn gets the tag and inserts himself into the match. By the way, actor Josh Duhamel of Transformers is on commentary. Sheamus receives the tag and attacks Balor. Samson sends Finn to the mat with a cheap shot.
Jeff tries some high-risk, top rope action, but gets caught by Samson. Sheamus capitalizes and takes Hardy down with a charging knee. “The Celtic Warrior” Sheamus goes for the pinfall on Jeff. 1…2….kick out!
Samson is kicking ass when we come back from the commercial break. Sheamus gets the tag and stomps on Hardy. Cesaro is the next man in to beat up on Jeff. Cesaro takes out Balor on the apron, but turns around to Jeff Hardy’s backdrop.
Sheamus comes in and tries to prevent Jeff from making a tag, but gets dropped with a Twist of Fate. Jeff tags in Matt and beats the crap out of Samson, hitting his head on the turnbuckle as the crowd chants “Delete! Delete! Delete!”
Balor gets the tag next and takes total control of the match. The Hardy Boyz takes out Sheamus and Samson. Meanwhile, Balor dropkicks Cesaro into the corner, and then takes out The Swiss Superman with a Coup de Grace.
Finn Balor & The Hardy Boyz defeat Cesaro, Sheamus & Elias Samson
Raw Fallout Exclusive: Why Finn Bálor and The Hardy Boyz are such a mega force
Goldust vs. R-Truth
Goldust is dressed in old school mid 1990s attire. The Golden One has a golden cameraman following him to the ring. R-Truth comes down to the ring and means business. But Goldust annihilates the truth before the match can start.
Paul Heyman Backstage Interview
Heyman says that Brock Lesnar is going to set the Staples Center on fire. He announces that Lesnar will go down to the ring looking for a fight against Samoa Joe, but then outta nowhere Joe has Paul locked trapped in a Coquina Clutch from behind. Joe has a light grip on the hold, but Heyman looks afraid. Joe has a message for the beast. He wants to fights tonight and he’ll be going after Lesnar.
MizTV w/ The Lavar Ball Family
Maryse still doesn’t look happy with The Miz, but The Hollywood A-Lister says otherwise. Out comes Lavar Ball and his 15-year-old son LeMelo Ball. Lavar wiggles his way down to the ring. Lavar introduces his son Lonzo Ball, and calls him the new face of the LA Lakers. Miz is happy for Lavar and his sons. Miz thinks he developed a partnership with the Ball family, but Lavar thinks otherwise. They chose their favorite WWE wrestler for that position. He thinks they’re above the Miz’s level, and this enrages the Hollywood A-Lister. Miz asks how many championships they won. Then he took his robe off and Lavar took his shirt off. They’re about to fight.
Out comes Dean Ambrose who is wearing a BBB ball shirt. “The Lunatic Fringe” has developed a partnership with the Ball family. Plus, he digs getting free t-shirts. Ambrose talks about having big balls and we have a match coming up next…
The Miz & The Miztourage (Bo Dallas & Curtis Axel) vs. Dean Ambrose, Heath Slater & Rhyno
Ambrose starts off the match against Axel. Curtis has to contend with all three man individually, but the Axe man battles back and sends Rhyno hurling into the corner. All the heels beat up Rhyno in the corner. The Man-Beast fights back, but Miz whips him back into place.
After a back and forth match, Axel smacks Rhyno with a cheap shot while the referee is distracted. Bo Dallas capitalizes and rolls up The Man-Beast for the pin-fall.
The Miztourage defeat Dean Amborse, Heather Slater & Rhyno
In-Ring Promo: Enzo tries to get back with Big Cass
Enzo is opening up his heart for Big Cass. He wants the big man back. They’re suppose to win the tag team championships together. Cass says that Enzo annoys him, and he can’t control how the little guy acts. But Enzo feels terrible about kicking him in the face last week. Enzo & Big Cass hug it out. Cass leads the crowd with the trademark catchphrases about being “sawft.”
It looks like the two-man gang is back together. Enzo & Cass are celebrating on top of the entrance mat. But then outta nowhere, Cass clotheslines Enzo. He picks up the little guy and throws him down the entrance ramp. The fans boo.
Seth Rollins vs. Curt Hawkins
Curt Hawkins asks the crowd who they think will win. The cocky Hawkins takes control and surprisingly dominates the early part of this match. Rollins quickly takes control, leveling Hawkins with a suicide dive, a Sling Blade and a Blockbuster.
Hawkins grabs Rollins foot and rolls up The Architect. Seth rolls through and continues the assault. Rollins ends the match with a knee to Curt’s face.
Seth Rollins defeat Curt Hawkins
Post-Match: “The Eater of Worlds” Bray Wyatt lays out a challenge to “The Architect” Seth Rollins.
Raw Fallout Exclusive: Seth Rollins answers Bray Wyatt’s challenge
Brock Lesnar is in the building!
Lesnar exits his vechicle and Paul Heyman has a big sh*t-eaters grin on his face
Paul Heyman introduces Brock Lesnar
Heyman builds up his beast. He thinks Samoa Joe should be afraid. The bathroom breaks are over! Out comes Brock Lesnar. But then outta nowhere, Samoa Joe locks Lesnar into the Coquina Clutch. Lesnar tries fighting off Joe by ramming his body into the titon-tron screen, but Joe will let off. Lesnar’s face is turning pink. Members of the WWE lockerroom rush to the rescue, removing Joe from Lesnar’s neck.
Exclusive Video: Paul Heyman reacts to Samoa Joe’s attack
Lince Dorado vs. Neville
Lince shows some surprising offense against “The King of the Cruiserweights” Neville. Dorado takes the early control, using his high-flying ability to have the champion reeling. But soon, Neville regains control and the King has “The Golden Linx” trapped in a Rings of Saturn submission hold.
Neville defeats Lince Dorado
Post-Match: Titus O’Neil announces that his client Akira Tozawa has a title match against Neville at the Great Balls of Fire pay-per-view.
Gauntlet Match to determine the #1 contender for the WWE Raw Women’s Championship: Bayley vs. Nia Jax vs. Mickie James vs. Dana Brooks vs. Emma vs. Sasha Banks
Bayley vs. Nia Jax starts off this gauntlet match. Jax dominates in the opening moments, but Bayley turns things around. However, Nia is just too strong and squashes the former champion’s momentum. Nia Jax defeats Bayley.
Nia Jax vs. Mickie James is next! Jax takes control and locks Mickie in a bear hug. James fights back, gets caught and Nia slams her down to the mat. Nia Jax defeats Mickie James.
Nia Jax vs. Dana Brook is next! Dana shoves Jax, but gets taken down instead. Nia hits a leg drop, and that’s all, folks! Nia Jax defeats Dana Brook.
Nia Jax vs. Emma is up next! Emma has a game plan going into this match. She slides in the ring and then back out. Jax pulls Emma up by her hair, but evil Emma pulls Nia’s head down into the ropes. Emma capitalizes on the stunned Jax with a dropkick. Emma takes down Jax again and goes for the pin. 1…2…kick out! Emma ascends the top rope and attempts to hit a flying crossbody, but gets caught and drilled to the mat with a Samoan Drop. Nia Jax defeats Emma.
Nia Jax vs. Sasha Banks is the final showdown of the night! Sasha is fearless as she charges Nia with fists of fury. Nia tries to take control, but Sasha nails a jawbreaker and huge punch to the face. Sasha wants Nia to “bring it.” Nia charges at the smaller competitor, but ends up outside the ring as Banks dodges destruction. Sasha attempts a suicide dive only to get caught. Jax is about to take out Banks with a Samoan Drop, but Sasha counters and pushes Jax into the ring post. Sasha climbs up on the apron and jumps off onto Jax with double knees.
We’re back from the break and Jax is back in control. Nia has Sasha trapped in a headlock. Nia knocks Sasha to the outside, while she stops to catch her breath in the ring. Sasha comes back in the ring before the count of ten, and Jax immediately goes on the attack. But Nia steps right into a big boot from Banks. Sasha unloads on Jax with knees in the corner. Sasha charges, but gets knocked down by the bigger opponent. Nia goes for the pin. 1..2…kick out!
Nia throws Banks back out onto the floor by ringside. Sasha once again makes it back in the ring before the ten count, but she gets knocked right back down by Jax. Nia is getting cocky, mocking “The Boss” before slamming her back to the mat. Nia hits The Boss with an elbow and goes for the cover. 1….2….kick out!
Jax once again knocks Sasha outside the ring. But the resilient Banks finds a way to scramble her way to the ring. Nia takes Sasha down once more, laying into The Boss with the strength of a thousand women.
Sasha just keeps getting knocked out of the ring and getting back up to fight. This Boss is badass. But Jax has her trapped in a bear hug, and it looks like it may be lights out for this Boston native.
The Boss tries to counter with a choke-hold, but Jax floors her with a suplex. Nia goes for the cover. 1…2…Banks kicks out!
Nia attempts another suplex, but The Boss breaks free. Sasha goes for a roll-up, and Jax tries to turn the tide with a leg drop. Banks moves out of the way right in the nick of time! Sasha takes down Jax with an elbow to the jaw.
Banks and Jax clash. Sasha attempts a Banks Statement, but the larger woman overpowers her smaller opponent. Nia sends Banks crashing with a Samoan Drop, but takes too long to go for the cover. Sasha slides under the bottom rope. Nia talks trash and snatches Banks up for another Samoan Drop. But The Boss counters with a modified Banks Statement. Banks is all over Nia’s back as she has the submission hold locked in. Jax crumbles to both knees. Sasha keeps the hold going until Jax tapes out.
Sasha Banks is the new #1 contender for the WWE Raw Women’s Championship
Post-Match Celebration: Raw General Manager Kurt Angle goes down to the ring to celebrate with the new #1 contender. Current champion Alexa Bliss storms down to the ring and gets in Sasha’s face with her championship. But The Boss doesn’t play that. Sasha takes out Alexa and snatches up her title. Banks toys with Bliss with the championship. Bliss gets her title back, but The Boss stands tall tonight.
WWE Monday Night Raw announced matches
- Elias Samson, Sheamus & Cesaro vs. Finn Balor & The Hardy Boyz
- Goldust vs. Re-Truth
- MizTV with the Lavar Ball Family
- The Miz & The Miztourage (Bo Dallas & Curtis Axel) vs. Dean Ambrose, Heath Slater & Rhyno
- Seth Rollins vs. Curt Hawkins
- Lince Dorado vs. Neville