WWE is live from New Jersey. We’ll have a much-anticipated WWE Intercontiental Championship match between “The Lunatic Fringe” Dean Ambrose and “The Hollywood A-Lister” The Miz. Plus, I’m sure Maryse will be in Miz’s corner to assure her husband captures his seventh IC Championship.
Let’s not wait a moment longer and get to the action of Monday Night Raw immediately
WWE Monday Night Raw Viewing Details
Date: Monday, May 15, 2017
Time: 8:00 P.M. EST
TV Channel: USA
Location: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ, US
WWE Raw Results
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Kurt Angle kicks off tonight’s Raw
The Raw General Manager makes his way down to the ring. He announces Braun Strowman’s elbow injury, which will require “The Monster Among Men” to be on the shelf for six whole months. Strowman originally had his sights set on the WWE Universal Championship, but now this monster needs to heal. Brock Lesnar needs a new competitor, and it won’t be Strowman. To remedy this situation, Angle announces a fatal 5-way at the Extreme Rules pay per view between Seth Rollins, Bray Wyatt, Finn Balor, Samoa Joe and Roman Reigns. The winner will be the new #1 contender for the WWE Universal Championship.
Angle is about to leave the ring, but his exit is interrupted by the theme music of Roman Reigns. The Big Dog tells Angle that there shouldn’t be a fatal 5-way because Roman is the real #1 contender. He beat The Undertaker at WrestleMania and took out Braun Strowman.
Finn Balor comes out next, and he disagrees with Roman’s assessment of the whole situation. Balor is the first-ever Universal Champion, he’s also never lost his title, and plus, on his first night in the WWE, he beat Roman Reigns. The line starts behind Balor. Reigns thinks he has a lot of heart, but really doesn’t think Finn has what it takes to take out Lesnar. Balor lacks the killer instinct of The Big Dog.
Samoa Joe comes out next. He says that he’s a man of action. Joe slapped in the Coquina Clutch on Seth Rollins, and he made that sucker pass out. And he’s going to be the one to face Brock Lesnar.
The lights go off and when they get turned back on, Bray Wyatt is in the ring. He’s going to be the one to win the 5-way match and face Lesnar, or so Bray says.
Seth Rollins is out next, and he’s not looking to talk. Rollins is looking for a fight, specifically against Samoa Joe. The Samoan Submission Machine leaves the ring and brawls with Seth. All hell is breaking lose! Wyatt attacks Balor in the ring, and Reigns takes the fight to the Eater of Worlds. Rollins targets Joe’s knee and almost snaps it off on the ring ropes.
Balor and Reigns are going at it, but Finn seems more savvy than The Big Dog. Reigns tries a Superman Punch, but eats a Sling Blade from Balor for his troubles. Roman rolls out of the ring, but Balor runs the ropes and suicide dives out onto Reigns and Rollins. Balor stands tall as we go to commercial break.
Jeff Hardy vs. Sheamus
Hardy takes the fight to Sheamus to start off the match. The Celtic Warrior tries to hit Hardy with a Brogue Kick right off the bat, but Jeff ducks. The crowd is chanting “Brother Nero” at Hardy, referencing his days in the TNA iMPACTful Wrestling brand. But the crowd’s support isn’t enough to fend off the Celtic Warrior, who has Jeff lying on his arse outside the ring as we go to commercial break.
Sheamus is high on the top rope as come back from the break. He jumps off and lands a sick knee on Hardy. The Celtic Warrior tries to wear down Hardy with a headlock, and the resilient Jeff fights up and out. But the Celtic Warrior is way too strong and slams down Hardy.
Hardy is so resilient, quickly the veteran is back in control with fancy kicks and flips. Jeff attempts a Twist of Fate on Sheamus, but eats a hellish knee to the face instead. Sheamus goes for the cover. 1…2…Hardy kicks out!
Sheamus ascends the top rope again, but gets caught with a modified stunner. Cesaro is starting to get anxious at ringside. Matt Hardy climbs on the ring apron, but takes a kick to the gut for his troubles. Matt falls back onto Cesaro. Jeff capitalizes on a distracted Sheamus and knocks the big man down. Jeff ascends the top rope and hits a picture perfect Swanton Bomb.
Jeff Hardy defeats Sheamus
Sasha Banks vs. Alicia Fox
Banks and Fox mix things up to start off the match-up. The multi-time Raw Women’s Champion Sasha Banks is in so much control that she blows a kiss to Fox’s boyfriend Noam Dar. But Alicia is a savvy veteran and capitalizes on her cocky opponent who should have her head in the game and not on Dar.
Fox gains control and displays a calculated vicious streak that we haven’t seen in years. Alicia knocks Banks out of the ring as Sasha’s body hits the mat with a thud. “The Boss” Sasha makes her way back to the ring, but gets hit with a funky looking scissors kick.
Alicia Fox defeats Sasha Banks
Raw Fallout: This Foxy Winner and Noam Dar celebrate backstage
WWE Intercontinental Championship: Dean Ambrose (c) vs. The Miz
We see some back-and-forth action from both men to start off this contest. Miz attempts a Skull Crushing Finale early-on, but Ambrose counters. Miz rolls up Ambrose, but only gets a 2 count. Dean gains control and nails a spinning neckbreaker on The Hollywood A-Lister. Fans are chanting for Ambrose. Dean goes to the top rope, but Miz wisely rolls out of the ring.
We’re back from the commercials, and The Miz has regained control. Miz sails off the top rope and knocks down The Lunatic Fringe. Miz goes for the pinfall, but Ambrose kicks out at 2. We see a clip from what happened during the commercial: The Miz launches Ambrose into the steel steps.
Miz hits a neckbreaker and covers Ambrose for another count of 2. Miz hits Dean with multiple “YES” kicks. Ambrose ducks a roundhouse kick and rolls up The Miz. The Hollywood A-Lister kicks out, but Ambrose quickly capitalizes, kicks Miz in the gut and attempts to put him away with The Dirty Deeds. The Miz counters and fights back, but gets dumped over the top rope and out of the ring via Mean Dean Ambrose.
Ambrose ascends the top rope, but Maryse tries to protect The Miz. Dean doesn’t care and jumps anyway. Maryse quickly moves out of the way, and The Lunatic Fringe takes out The Hollywood A-Lister. The referee is about to count out both men, but they make it back to the ring before the count of 10.
Maryse climbs up on the ring apron and distracts the referee. Miz tries to hit Dean with an uppercut low-blow, but gets his arm caught by Ambrose. Dean responds by kicking him below the belt, right in the you know what.
The Miz defeats Dean Ambrose via disqualification
In-Ring Segment: “The Goddess” Alexa Bliss wants to speak
Alexa Bliss basically calls everyone in the audience failures. They’re not as dominant or as intelligent as Alexa, who is the definition of a winner. She’s a goddess, who should be worshiped by the masses.
Bayley doesn’t like the words coming out of Alexa’s mouth. She better get ready for Extreme Rules because Bayley is coming to take her championship back. But Bliss isn’t taking the happy-go-lucky challenger seriously. She likens Bayley to a little girl who doesn’t even know what Extreme Rules is, she may know extreme hop-scotch, but not a hardcore wrestling match.
The former champion is tired of Alexa’s crap and goes on the attack. But the fiery champion will do anything to maintain that upper-hand. When Bayley is down in the ring, Alexa goes to the outside and pulls out a kendo stick from under the ring.
Bliss reenters the ring and whips Bayley in the back with that kendo stick. Bayley’s face is wrapped in pain. The hurt brunette rolls out of the ring. The crowd is loving every minute of it.
Video: The Miz receives his rematch and we get to see that drifter guy again
Neville & TJP vs. Austin Aries & “Gentleman” Jack Gallagher
Neville wants no part of his challenger for Backlash: Austin Aries. “The King of the Cruiserweights” tags in TJP instead. Aries goes on the attack and sends Neville sailing off the apron. Gallagher and Aries attempt some double-team action on TJP, but Neville pulls him out of the ring before it’s too late. Gallagher launches Aries into his opponents outside the ring.
We’re back from the break and TJP has the upper-hand on Aries. Neville gets the tag and stomps the sh*t out of Aries. Neville sends Aries to the outside and distracts the referee long enough for TJP to capitalize on the hurt #1 contender. TJP gets the tag and puts the hurting on Aries, while Jack Gallagher is anxious for a tag.
TJP mocks Gallagher as he puts the beatin’ on Aries. Neville gets involved and hits Austin with yet another cheap shot. Aries somehow wriggles free and tags in Jack who comes in hot. Gallagher unleashes all hell on TJP, hitting him with a big slam and a flurry of shots. Jack goes for the cover, but TJP kicks out at a count of 2.
Now, everyone is mixing it up. Gallagher dropkicks Neville who falls outside the ring. Aries dives from the top rope and takes out the King of the Cruiserweights.
TJP and Gallagher are jockeying for position. Jack smacks Perkins with a big-time head butt. But from outside the ring, Neville grabs Jack’s legs and holds him down. Aries lays out Neville with a discus five-arm, but the damage has already been done. TJP quickly capitalizes and hits a Detonation Kick to end the match.
TJP & Neville defeat Austin Aries & “Gentleman” Jack Gallagher
Backstage Segment: Kurt Angle speaks with a banged-up Bayley
Bayley looks hurt and she’s been tended to by trainers and doctors. She’s rubbing her neck. Angle informs Bayley that her match at Extreme Rules against Alexa Bliss will be a standard wrestling match. But Bayley doesn’t like this news. She wants to get hardcore. Basically, Bayley wants to get medieval on Alexa’s ass. Kurt Angle announces a change of plans and announces a “Kendo Stick on a Pole” match at Extreme Rules between Bliss and Bayley.
R-Truth feels like he hurt The Golden Truth
R-Truth feels bad that he cost The Golden Truth their shot, last week, at fighting for championship gold. Truth feels that he let his friend down since he suffered the pin-fall loss that cost them a shot at The Hardy Boyz. Goldust tells Truth not to worry and that it’s nonsense for Truth to be so hung up on what happened last week. The Golden Truth will rise again. They’ll start by taking out the team of Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson tonight.
Finn Balor vs. Roman Reigns
Balor blocks the Superman Punch and pushes Roman into the corner. But “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns gains control and the crowd hates it. A chorus of boos ensue as Reigns stomps away on Balor.
Finn turns things around, when Reigns runs into a boot. Balor hits Reigns with several wicked strikes, but The Big Dog fires back with a Samoan Drop. That move was so yuge that it took a lot out of Roman too.
On the outside, Finn regains control with an insane kick to Reigns’ head. Balor runs back and nails another kick, this time to Roman’s face. Balor hits Reigns with a chop, but The Big Dog seems unfazed and fires back with a right hand. Roman charges Balor, but “The Demon King” moves out of the way and The Big Dog’s injured shoulder smacks into the ring post.
Reigns falls to the outside. Balor capitalizes with another yuge kick to Roman’s face and a double stomp from the apron onto Finn’s back. Reigns is down and Balor, still running on nerves, circles the ringside area.
We’re back from the break and Balor is still looking dominant. Balor throws the Big Dog through the ropes, and when Reigns comes back in, he eats another kick from The Demon King. Reigns is on the floor, but quickly regains control and sends Balor into the barricade. Reigns props Balor up on the apron and delivers a Drive-by Kick. Reigns rolls Balor into the ring and goes for the cover. 1..2…kick out!
More back and forth. Balor eats a Superman Punch, but rallies back and hits a Sling Blade and a drop kick. Finn attempts a Coup de Grace, but Roman knocks him off her perch. Reigns hits an Earth-shattering spear to end the match.
Roman Reigns defeats Finn Balor
Goldust betrays R-Truth
That’s right! When R-Truth was rapping the entrance music for The Golden Truth, Goldust went on the attack. He beat the ever-loving sh*t out of Truth. “That’s what’s up,” says the newly evil Goldust.
Big Cass vs. Titus O’Neil
Cass & Enzo come out, and Mr. Amore is talking his jive to the crowd. Titus O’Neil and Apollo Crews interrupt this segment. O’Neil is wearing a very nice suit, if I do say so myself. Titus hypes up his main man Apollo and talks trash about those boys Enzo & Cass. Titus enters the ring and mocks Enzo’s signature dance. Titus says that Apollo will destroy Enzo. But Big Cass informs O’Neil that it won’t be Enzo vs. Crews, it will be Big Cass vs. Titus. And after the match, O’Neil isn’t going to like the way he looks, Cass guarantees it.
Titus takes the fight to Cass, but his suit appears to be an issue. He takes off his jacket and continues the assault on Cass. Titus takes off his belt and Enzo orders him to drop it. But instead, Titus O’Neil eats a big boot and you can’t teach that.
Big Cass defeats Titus O’Neil
Post-match: Enzo hams it up and tries to take a selfie with the fallen Titus and the irritated Apollo. Crews stops all this foolishness by nailing Enzo in the back of the head with a sick kick.
Seth Rollins vs. Bray Wyatt
Bray gains the early advantage with a sadistic headbutt onto Rollins. But Wyatt takes way too much time to pose and yell to the crowd. Rollins capitalizes and traps Wyatt in a headlock. Seth knocks down “The Eater of Worlds” and kicks him in the back for good measure. Seth chops Wyatt’s chest. Both men run the ropes, but Bray misses Seth and ends up on the outside. Rollins takes advantage and performs a suicide dive onto Bray, sending his opponent crashing into the barricade.
Seth climbs on top of the barricade and jumps onto Bray who catches him mid-air. Wyatt sends Seth crashing into the barricade as we go to commercial break. The Eater of Worlds stands triumph in combat.
We’re back from the break, and Rollins is perched on the top rope. But he’s not quick enough for Wyatt who sends him down crashing. Bray goes for the pin. 1…2…kick out! Wyatt capitalizes on the stunned Seth and drives him across the ring with a superplex. Bray goes for the pin once more. 1…2…..
Rollins manages to escape Bray’s pin-fall attempt, but The Eater of Worlds is still in control. But Seth fights out of Wyatt’s grip and has his opponent reeling outside the ring. Seth goes for the dive, but Bray blocks. Wyatt comes back in the ring, but eats Seth Rollins’ boot.
Seth hits a blockbuster onto Bray and goes for the cover. 1…2…Wyatt kicks out! Both men exchange blows, but Rollins gains the upperhand again and sends Wyatt to the mat with a Slingblade. But The Eater of Worlds kicks out once again.
Seth is flyin’ high, knocking Bray out with springboard shots and suicide dives. Seth goes for the cover once again. But Bray is too resilient and kicks out at the count of 2. Wyatt fires back with a massive clothesline. Wyatt goes for the cover, but Seth won’t stay down. Wyatt slams Seth to the mat with the Uranage. Wyatt pins Rollins, but Seth still manages to kick out.
The action spills outside the ring once again. Rollins jumps onto Wyatt and sends him back-first into the barricade. But then…Samoa Joe intervenes and takes out Rollins.
Seth Rollins defeats Bray Wyatt via disqualification
Post-match: Samoa Joe is vicious as f**k. He’s unrelenting his assault on Rollins. He beats him into the canvas, but stops to take notice of Bray Wyatt. Joe and Wyatt have a stare-down for a moment and it looks like they’re about to exchange blows. But the two men attack Rollins instead. It looks like there’s a new alliance brewing between Bray Wyatt and Samoa Joe. Oh, wait, no, Wyatt just dropped Joe with a Sister Abigail. Ah, well. Better luck next time, Joe! But seriously, never be so trusting of The Eater of Worlds….who hits Rollins with a Sister Abigail to end the night.
WWE Monday Night Raw Announced Matches
- WWE Intercontinental Championship: Dean Ambrose (c) vs. The Miz
- Jeff Hardy vs. Sheamus
- Sasha Banks vs. Alicia Fox
- Finn Balor vs. Roman Reigns
- Seth Rollins vs. Bray Wyatt
- Austin Aries & “Gentleman” Jack Gallagher vs. Neville & TJP
- Big Cass vs. Titus O’Neil