WWE Monday Raw is live from the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana. Roman Reigns starts off tonight’s show with a big announcement in the ring. Let’s not waste a moment more…
WWE Monday Night Raw Viewing Details
WWE Monday Night Raw Results
Stick around and refresh the page for live updates from tonight’s episode…
Roman Reigns kicks off Raw with a big announcement
Reigns announces that he’ll face the winner of Lesnar vs. Joe at SummerSlam. Why? Because he runs this ring and he makes the rules. Reigns doesn’t fear anyone. He’s performed in three-straight WrestleMania main events, most recently retiring The Undertaker. He doesn’t care if he has to face Lesnar or Joe.
Samoa Joe doesn’t like Reigns running his mouth. He reintroduces himself as Samoa Joe, a guy that Roman never beat. Reigns says that no matter what he’ll always be just Joe.
Joe headbutts Reigns and goes on the attack. Joe catapults Reigns into the barricade over and over. But Roman regains control in the ring and takes out The Samoan Submission Machine with a single Superman Punch.
The Hardy Boyz vs. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson
Matt Hardy and Anderson duke it out to start the match. Jeff gets the tag and we get some double-team action from The Hardys. Matt gets the tag and goes on the attack against Anderson. Gallows tries to gain control, but his elbow misses his opponent. Jeff gets another tag. He pushes Anderson to the floor and takes out Gallows with a Poetry In Motion in the corner. Jeff hits Luke with a big splash. Hardy goes for the pin. 1..2….kick out!
Gallows turns the tide when he hits Jeff with a hard shot and beats him into the corner. Anderson joins in on the violence. Hardy tries to make a comeback, but the imposing team of Gallows & Anderson are just too much for Jeff.
We’re back from the break, and the bad guys are in control. Gallows & Anderson are decimating the Hardys (particularly Jeff). During the break, the younger Hardy crumbles after getting smacked in the grill with Luke Gallows’ big boot.
Jeff tries to rally back and Anderson does everything possible to prevent Matt from getting the tag. Jeff knocks Gallows off the apron, but Anderson catches him. Jeff finally breaks through, but he’s too weak. Gallows rushes the ring and gets revenge on Jeff for knocking him off the apron.
Matt receives the tag and beats up both his opponents. He knocks Gallows to the floor and savagely assaults Anderson, banging his head into the middle turnbuckle as the crowd chants “Delete! Delete! Delete!” Matt hits a Side Effect on Anderson and goes for the pinfall. Gallows breaks up the pin.
Jeff hits a Whisper In The Wind on both his opponents. Matt is still in control until Gallows grabs his leg. Anderson & Gallows takes out Matt with a Magic Killer. Matt kicks out. Jeff kicks Anderson’s ass by ringside. Gallows is about to put away Matt, but Jeff gets the tag.
Matt hits a Twist of Fate. Jeff finishes the match with a flawless Swanton Bomb.
The Hardy Boyz defeat Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson
The Golden Age is Back!
Goldust says that he’s ready for his close-up…
Elias Samson in concert
There’s a spotlight hanging over Elias Samson. He plays the guitar, and tells the crowd to remain silent. But needs to stop to tune the strings. The crowd boos, and Samson says he needs absolute silence to tune the guitar.
Finn Balor comes down to the ring, and Samson gets the steppin’.
Finn Balor vs. Bo Dallas
Dallas attacks Balor before the match can get started. Bo is showing a mean streak like we’ve never. The referee checks on Balor and Bo is going mad. The ref rings the bell and Dallas assaults Balor in the corner. Bo knocks down Finn with a clothesline. Dallas brings Balor to the outside and whips him into the barricade. Dallas charges and smacks Balor in the face with his knee.
Bo pins Balor, but only gets a 2 count. Finn rallies back and takes control the match. Balor hits Bo with a flurry of offense which sends him outside the ring. Finn runs the apron and kicks Dallas right in the face.
Finn is just decimating Bo Dallas at this point. Balor closes this contest with a Coup de Grace.
Finn Balor defeats Bo Dallas
Seth Rollins In-Ring Promo
Seth Rollins is the cover-boy of the new video game WWE 2k18. The crowd chants “You deserve it.” Seth honors the crowd. They might as well be on the cover of WWE 2k18.
Bray Wyatt interrupts this segment. He appears on the titan-tron. Rollins will pay for taking Bray’s name in vain. Seth calls Bray extremely egotistical. Bray might be a god, but he’s nothing in Seth’s world. Bray thinks Seth must feel safe. But he’s not. Tonight, they’ll be a sacrifice…
Wyatt’s music hits and he makes his way down to the ring. Bray blows out his lamp at ringside and Rollins leaps out onto Wyatt. Rollins is bleeding, but smiling.
Finn Balor interview
Finn Balor is being interview backstage. Balor talks about how dangerous Samoa Joe truly is; once he gets you locked in that Coquina Clutch, there is no getting out. Then Elias Samson attacks Balor from behind outta nowhere. This is what Balor gets for upstaging Elias earlier in the night. A well-dressed D’von Dudley comes out to check on Balor and back off Samson.
Akira Tozawa vs. TJP (TJ Perkins)
But the match can start, Titus O’Neil storms down to the ring. Hold up, hold up, hold up… A match of this magnitude needs some hype from The Titus Brand…seriously?
O’Neil builds up the match between the next champion Tozawa and the first-ever Cruiserweight Champion TJP. Tozawa and TJP mix it up. The former champion takes control early on with an arm drag on Akira. TJP does too much showing off, and gets rolled up by Tozawa. TJP kicks out, but gets thrown with an arm drag.
Tozawa sends TJP sailing with a hurricarana. Akira hits Perkins with a hard kick. TJP regains control and Neville’s music hits. He’s hear to watch the match and see Tozawa who’s crazy enough to think he’ll be the next champion.
We’re back from the break, and TJP is in control. TJP flies off the top rope and knocks down Tozawa. Perkins goes for the pin. 1..2…Tozawa kicks outs!
TJP is in control, but Akira quickly turns the tide. Tozawa hits TJP with a suicide dive outside the ring headfirst. In the ring, TJP is pleading with Tozawa to stop. But this is just a trick. TJP hits Akira with a gutbuster and goes for the pin. 1..2…kick out!
Perkins attempts a Detonation Kick, but Akira blocks and takes down his opponent. Akira ascends the top rope and hits TJP with a falling senton.
Akira Tozawa defeats TJP
Post-match: Titus continues to hype-up his main Akira Tozawa. He says once Tozawa signs with The Titus Brand, then it’ll be guaranteed that he’ll become the next Cruiserweight Champion. Neville has enough of this sh*t and stands up on the announcer’s table. He calls Titus a “peasant” and tells him to watch his tongue. He warned Akira to trend very, very lightly or else become annihilated by the King of the Cruiserweights. Titus thinks Neville sounds like a scared little boy and soon he’ll feel “the power of the Tozawa.”
R-Truth-sploitation Promo: Truth is ready for the Golden One
R-Truth accepts Goldust’s challenge for next week in Hollywood.
The Miz is looking for an entourage
Miz pisses off both Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas. Axel looks ready to pounce on Miz. Miz says they’re better off joining him instead of fighting him. These two wrestlers are pretty low on the todem pole. Dallas has been comic relief for years on the lower card, while Axel has just been wrestling with catering lately. But “The Hollywood A-Lister” does make a good point…
Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe
Joe and Reigns lock-up in an equal show of strength to start the match. Fans duel whether they like or hate Reigns. Roman fires back with uppercuts on Joe who exits the ring to catch his breath. Joe turns the tide and beats the crap outta Reigns.
Roman fires back hard elbows. Joe returns the fire with a running elbow and kick to Reigns face. Joe attempts a Coquina Clutch, but Reigns wriggles through.
Samoa Joe and Roman Reigns fight it out. Joe hits Roman with a knee and headbutt. Joe talks too much trash, but gets caught in a Samoan Drop. Joe leaves the ring to catch his breath. Roman attempts a drive-by kick, but Samoa moves out of the way regains control.
Joe drives Reigns into the ringpost. Joe hits a senton bomb and looks over Reigns like a beast.
Roman Reigns regains control. Reigns nails a spear, but Joe kicks out. But then we see and hear an ambivalence arrive on the titon-tron. Out comes Braun Strowman. Reigns is distracted and Joe catches him in a Coquina Clutch. Reigns taps.
Samoa Joe defeats Roman Reigns via submission.
Post-Match: Braun Strowman comes down to the ring. He says he’s “not finished with you!” He picks up Reigns and then slams him back down to the mat. Strowman lifts his arms in the air and lets out a warrior cry. The crowd cheers in approval.
Miz TV w/Maryse, Some Bears, and a Surprise
Miz is very sorry for ruining Maryse’s big gift from last week. He wants to make up for everything and gives his wife a gift of her own. It’s a refurbished grandfather clock. And soon, out comes “The Lunatic Fringe” Dean Ambrose to spoil all the fun. But good thing Miz has some beefy back-up.
Titus O’Neil & Apollo Crew vs. Sheamus & Cesaro
Cesaro starts off the match-up against Apollo Crews. Apollo hits a dropkick. Cesaro quickly recovers and regains control, knocking him down with some uppercuts. Sheamus gets the tag and they double team Crews. Sheamus lands a rolling senton.
Crews regains control, fending off Sheamus and smacks Cesaro with an enziguri. Titus receives the tag and steamrolls over Cesaro with a shoulder and clothesline. Titus tosses his opponent all the way across the ring. Titus charges with a running splash in the corner.
Sheamus gets the tag. Titus takes out Cesaro. Sheamus ascends the top rope, but misses his target and rolls out. Titus hits a big time powerslam.
Crews gets back in the match and nails Sheamus with a standing moonsault. Apollo goes for the cover, but Cesaro interrupts the pins. Crews knocks Cesaro out of the ring. Crews goes for the cover, but “The Celtic Warrior” kicks at 2. Sheamus recovers and keeps the referee busy while Cesaro capitalizes with a cheap shot uppercut to Apollo.
Cesaro gets tagged in. The Swiss Superman and The Celtic Warrior doubleteam Crews to put away this match.
Sheamus & Cesaro defeat Apollo Crews & Titus Crews
Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax
We’re back from the break and Jax is in control. Banks regains control as she jumps from the top rope and takes down Nia with some knees. Emma appears by the announcer’s table and targets WWE Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss.
Bliss and Emma enter the ring and they’re about to clash, but Alexa moves out of the way and Emma accidentally kicks Nia in the nether-regions.
Nia Jax defeats Sasha Banks via disqualification
Kurt Angle brings out our usual suspects
Raw General Manager Kurt Angle comes down to the ring to interrogate The Big Show an The Revival. Enzo and Big Cass are also in the ring. Big Show is offended for Angle’s accusations. Show says that he doesn’t attack people from behind, if he wants to fight someone than it’s in their face. Show threatens Big Cass and leaves the ring. Maybe he’ll leave Monday Night Raw for good.
Cass trash-talks Big Show as he leaves. Angle then narrows his gaze towards The Revival. Scott Dawson interrupts Angle’s rant. Dawson has an alibi. Kurt says he received backstage evidence that supports Dawson’s alibi.
Raw color commentator Corey Graves stands up at his announcer’s booth. He has evidence of his own. He shows backstage footage that proves that Big Cass didn’t get attacked last week. Big Cass laid down himself and made everything up. The Cass is out of the bag, folks!
Big Cass admits being the architect of this reoccurring ruse. Cass has been planning this for a while. He’s fed up with Enzo’s sh*t. He felt sorry for him before because nobody backstage even likes him. But now, he has to cut off the dead weight of Enzo because he’s holding the big man back. Cass tells Enzo, “We’re through!”
Cass levels Enzo with a big boot. The tag team of Enzo & Cass is in the history books.
WWE Monday Night Raw Announced Matches
- The Hardy Boyz vs. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson
- Finn Balor vs. Bo Dallas
- Akira Tozawa vs. TJP
- Samoa Joe vs. Roman Reigns
- Titus O’Neil & Apollo Crews vs. Sheamus & Cesaro
- Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax