Monday, July 24, 2017

WWE RAW Results - Jul 24, 2017

WWE RAW Opener:

Tonight's WWE RAW opens up with a look back at last week's #1 contenders main event between Samoa Joe and Roman Reigns, which was crashed by Braun Strowman.

Kurt welcomes everyone to Raw and for the past few months he has been dealing with a private matter that has taken up his time and affected his ability to act as Raw General Manager. Last week, he made it public and introduced the son he never thought he had and newest member of the Raw roster, Jason Jordan. Kurt says he was terrified, but when he saw Jason make his way down the aisle, he knew it was the right decision. He has spent a lot of time with Jason and tonight, he will have his first match on Raw.

Kurt says he gave Samoa Joe and Roman Reigns the opportunity to see who would face Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam. Braun Strowman got involved. Kurt says he has made a decision. At SummerSlam, Brock Lesnar will face...

Braun Strowman makes his way to the ring.

Braun says Kurt's next words out of his mouth better be Braun Strowman or else. Braun says that unlike Roman and Joe, he won at Great Balls of Fire. Braun says he does not fear Brock Lesnar, Brock fears him. At SummerSlam, he will break Brock in half to become the next Universal Champion.

Samoa Joe makes his way to the ring.

Joe says that fortunate for you, we have not crossed paths too many times. Joe introduces himself and he says that he is the man who tamed the beast and was within seconds of putting to sleep at Great Balls of Fire. He does not fear Brock Lesnar. Joe says he does not fear Braun. The only reason he is giving Braun the courtesy over what he did last week is because all Braun did was keep Roman from losing to him for a third straight time. Joe tells Kurt it is right in front of him. Braun and Roman need to finish what they have started and Joe tells Kurt to give Lesnar to him.

Roman Reigns comes out to the ring.

Roman says it is funny that Joe talks about what he almost did because he hasn't done anything here. Roman says that Braun hasn't done anything either. Roman says he has been a tag team champion, a US Champion, a 3 Time WWE Champion, he won the Royal Rumble in Philly, and he has been part of five Wrestlemanias, three that he main evented. The last one is where he retired the Undertaker. Roman wants to know what they have done here. Roman says he will wait. Roman says you haven't done anything yet. Now that you know what he has done, let's see what he is going to do.

Kurt says all of you made valid points. Kurt says he has changed his mind again. Brock Lesnar will be facing Samoa Joe... Roman Reigns... and Braun Strowman in a Fatal Four Way Match for the Universal Title.

Angle's music hits and he goes to leave but Joe stops him. Joe isn't happy. Angle says we're done here. Joe says he's the only man who should get a shot. Braun doesn't care how many people are involved, all he cares about is piling bodies. Reigns tells Braun to shut up and decks him. Braun grabs them both but Joe and Reigns double team him out of the ring.

The assault continues until Braun gets knocked over the barrier. Joe with a cheap shot to Reigns as they go at it now. Joe brings it into the ring. Braun ends up coming in and manhandling Reigns, tossing him. Braun goes for Joe but security hits the ring. Braun destroys them all and tosses one guy high in the air, causing him to hit the floor hard. Joe goes for Braun and applies the Coquina Clutch. The locker room empties out but they can't get Joe to break the hold. Reigns spears Braun and Joe and a few Superstars who were in the way. The ring empties as Braun plants Reigns with a big powerslam and stands tall as his music hits.

- Still to come, Sasha Banks vs. Bayley and The Miztourage vs. Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose in a Handicap Match. Also, Enzo Amore vs. Big Cass for the second time. The Finn Balor vs. Elias Samson No DQ match is coming up. We go to commercial.

- We are back and Elias Samson is in the ring. He says he hurt one of his babies last week because it meant a lot to him. He has a new one tonight. Elias says he will dedicate this song to Finn Balor and he asks for the people to keep their cell phones down and hold their applause until he is finished. The music eventually interrupts and out comes Balor to a pop.

No DQ Match: Finn Balor vs. Elias Samson

The bell rings and they go at it. Balor strikes and dropkicks Samson back to the floor as they fight back around the ring. Balor runs around the ring and drops Samson against the barrier for a pop. We go to commercial with Balor standing tall on the floor.

Back from the break and Balor charges Samson into the barrier again. Balor keeps control and brings it back into the ring. Samson misses a clothesline but connects with the next attempt and Balor goes down. Samson goes to work on Balor's shoulder now, which is wrapped in Kinesio tape. Balor looks to fight back but Samson nails a left and drops a knee. Samson asks who wants to walk with Elias as we get a replay. Samson drags Balor to the corner and wraps his arm around the ring post a few times.

Samson grabs a steel chair and brings it into the ring. Balor with a forearm. Samson drops the chair. Balor rocks Samson but Samson grabs him. Balor with double boots to the face. Samson with a thrust in the corner now. Samson with another shot to the injured shoulder. Samson keeps Balor grounded by the shoulder as fans chant Finn's name.

Balor makes another comeback and beats Samson down in the corner for a pop. Balor brings a chair into the ring now. Samson kicks him and Balor drops the chair. Samson picks the chair up and smacks Balor over the back with it. Balor rolls to the floor in pain and Samson stands tall in the ring as fans boo. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and Samson sends Balor to the floor. Samson follows and puts Balor's shoulder into the barrier. Back in the ring and Samson hits a shoulder breaker for a 2 count. Samson wedges a steel chair between the turnbuckles in the corner now. Samson tries to send Balor into the chair but Balor counters and puts Samson head-first into the chair.

Balor fights back and drops Samson with the overhead kick. Balor runs into a boot in the corner. Samson tosses Balor to the floor and follows but Balor traps him in the apron cover and works him over. Balor keeps Samson trapped in the cover as the assault continues. Samson drops and disappears under the ring for just a second. He comes back out and Balor delivers a kick from the apron. Balor runs and nails a big dropkick, sending Samson back into the barrier.

Finn brings a steel chair back into the ring as Samson is slow to recover. Balor with several chair shots over the back as fans pop. Balor goes on and dropkicks Samson back into the turnbuckles. Balor goes up top and hits Coup de Grace. The graphics flash and the lights go out. The lights come back on and Bray Wyatt drops Balor with a Sister Abigail in the middle of the ring. Wyatt goes to the corner and turns upside down. Samson crawls over and places his arm over Balor for the pin.

Winner: Elias Samson

After the bell, Wyatt is still turned upside down in the corner as we go to replays. We come back and the arena is lit up by fireflies now. Wyatt does the spider walk over to Balor and drops down next to him for a few words. Wyatt poses over Balor to end the segment.

- Still to come, Jason Jordan's RAW debut. Back to commercial.

- Back from the break and we see a video on Kurt Angle announcing Jason Jordan as his son on last week's RAW and their post-show interview with Renee Young.

Backstage:

We go backstage to Renee and Angle now. Renee reveals that Jordan will make his debut against Curt Hawkins. Angle believes Jordan will prove himself to be a successful singles competitor. Angle goes on about having butterflies but he's interrupted by Emma. She wants to know when the focus is going to be put on her. She started the women's revolution and has sat on the sidelines while others that looked up to her, like Sasha Banks, get all the opportunities. Emma says maybe dating Angle's son will get her noticed. Angle puts her in a match against Nia Jax tonight.

Backstage:

Enzo Amore is shown walking backstage. Big Show stops him and asks if he's sure he wants to do this. Enzo says he needs to do this, he needs to show Cass he made the biggest mistake of his life when he turned on Enzo. Enzo goes on and says he's bringing the fight to Cass tonight, no need for Show to worry. Back to commercial.

Enzo Amore vs. Big Cass

Back from the break and out comes Enzo Amore with a mic. He cuts a promo on his former partner and how he's doing for the fans. The music eventually interrupts and out comes Big Cass.

The bell rings and they go at it. Enzo tries to put up a fight but Cass swats him to the mat early on. Enzo ends up coming off the top but Cass catches him in mid-air and plants him to boos.

Cass keeps control and drops an elbow as the "asshole" chants start up. Cass with a big kick to the ribs. Cass stands tall and mocks Enzo, taking his time with the beatdown. Fans try to rally for Enzo but Cass shuts him down. Enzo keeps fighting back but Cass unloads on him in the corner. Enzo tries to pick himself up but he can't as Cass continues taking his time.

Cass bounces off the rope and floors Enzo with a big boot. Cass covers for the easy win.

Winner: Big Cass

After the match, Cass stands tall as we get replays. Cass takes Enzo to the corner and talks some trash before sending him to the mat. The music interrupts and out comes Big Show. Cass grabs Enzo and warns Show if he comes any closer he will snap Enzo's neck. Show enters the ring and Cass shoves Enzo into him. Cass hits Show with a big boot and goes to work on him. Cass with the Empire Elbow on Show. Cass hits another Empire Elbow. Cass talks some trash before dropping a third Empire Elbow. Show gets to his knees and fights back but Cass drops him and hits two more Empire Elbows. Cass stomps away now. Cass taunts Show and waits for him to get up. Cass kicks Show in the ribs and sends him back down, continuing the trash talking. Cass with a few more shots before standing tall in the middle of the ring to more boos from the crowd. The referee checks on Show as a few fans check on Enzo, who is still down somewhere. Cass stands tall as his music hits.

- Still to come, tonight's 2-on-3 Handicap Match. Also, Bayley vs. Sasha Banks with a SummerSlam title shot on the line.

Backstage:

Renee Young is backstage with RAW Women's Champion Alexa Bliss, asking if she prefers to defend against Sasha or Bayley. Bliss isn't worried about SummerSlam. She says the entire WWE Universe will see a friendship destroyed tonight. Team Gag Reflex will implode, all for a chance to lose to her at SummerSlam. She goes on and says Sasha won't be the winner and Bayley won't be the winner tonight, the real winner will be Bliss. Back to commercial.

Nia Jax vs. Emma

Back from the break and Emma has made her entrance. Nia Jax is out next.

The bell rings and they go at it. Nia overpowers early on and shoves Emma to the mat. Emma looks to come back and goes for the legs but Nia overpowers her again and begins destroying. Nia manhandles Emma a bit and splashes her in the corner before hitting the somersault senton for the easy win.

Winner: Nia Jax

After the match, Nia leaves as her music plays and the referee checks on Emma.

Backstage:

Charly Caruso is backstage with Akira Tozawa. We see clips from last week's shows and why Tozawa's shoulder is taped up. Tozawa says we see why he wants a rematch with Ariya Daivari. Titus O'Neil walks up and says he's been looking all over for Tozawa. He knows Tozawa wants payback on Daivari but the shoulder isn't good, it's a liability. Titus says Tozawa can fool a lot of people but he can't fool Titus. Titus says he went to Kurt Angle and WWE Medical to get this match nixed. Tozawa flips out and tells Titus to stay in the back as he apparently heads to the ring. Titus follows as they argue.

Tozawa and Titus walk to the ring now. Tozawa pushes Titus away and looks to warn Titus not to touch him. We go to commercial.

In the Arena:

Back from the break and Tozawa is doing his "ah!" chant with the crowd. The music hits and out comes WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville. Neville takes credit for all of Tozawa's issues as he walks to the ring. Neville says he tried to warn Tozawa but Tozawa went with the false promises of Titus instead. Neville asks Tozawa where that got him. Neville meets Tozawa in the middle of the ring now. Neville says Tozawa is pathetic, a joke, nothing more than a shell of his former... Tozawa drops Neville and works him over.

Tozawa climbs to the top and hits the diving senton but sells the shoulder injury. Ariya Daivari hits the ring and unloads on Tozawa. Daivari grabs Neville next and plants him hard. Daivari talks some trash and motions for the belt around his waist as he looks down at Tozawa and Neville. He leaves the ring.

Backstage:

Sasha Banks and Bayley are backstage. They're determined not to let anything come between them and ruin their friendship. Banks can't wait to get her hands on Alexa Bliss and become a four-time champion. Bayley says maybe Sasha needs to focus on tonight's match first. They tease a bit of tension and Bayley says may the best woman win. Sasha agrees and says the best woman will win. Sasha walks off smiling as we go to commercial.

- Back from the break and we see what happened earlier with Reigns, Joe and Braun. Cole plugs the SummerSlam Fatal 4 Way with WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar.

Backstage:

Renee is backstage with Jason Jordan to talk about tonight's debut. Jordan is grateful for the opportunity and since this is the first match since Kurt Angle was revealed to be his father, he realizes all eyes are on him. Jordan admits he has butterflies. Renee points out how Angle said the same thing earlier in their interview. Jordan says Angle being his dad is incredible but unbelievable at the same time. The man he grew up idolizing, his hero... turned out to be his father. Jordan goes on about a dream coming true and how he's overjoyed but right now he's focused on winning his first RAW match.

Backstage:

We see Dean Ambrose backstage warming up. Seth Rollins is also there. He admits he's kind of excited about teaming up tonight. Rollins wants to come up with a gameplan but Ambrose isn't interested, he's just going out and doing what he does. Rollins says there are 3 guys they have to worry about tonight. Ambrose says Rollins has to worry about just 3 guys but he has to worry about 4. Ambrose walks off.

Bayley vs. Sasha Banks

We go to the ring and out first comes Bayley. The winner of his match will earn a shot at RAW Women's Champion Alexa Bliss at SummerSlam. Bayley poses in the ring as we go to commercial.

They lock up and go to a stalemate. They lock up again and Sasha with a shoulder tackle and she gets a near fall. Sasha with a wrist lock but Bayley with a leg sweep for a near fall. Bayley with a rollup for a near fall. Bayley with a clothesline and a near fall. Sasha misses a drop kick and Bayley gets a near fall. Sasha slaps Bayley and then she uses the ropes for an arm drag. Bayley with an elbow. Bayley with a running clothesline into the corner for a near fall.

Bayley with a front face lock. Bayley with a back body drop for a near fall. Bayley with a shoulder into the corner and then she hits a back elbow. Bayley goes to the turnbuckles and Sahsa knocks Bayley off the turnbuckles and Bayley falls to the floor as we go to commercial.

We are back and Sasha stretches Bayley with a chin lock and then she turns it into a straitjacket choke. Bayley backs Sasha into the corner to try to get out of the hold. Bayley is sent into the turnbuckles but Bayley sends Sasha into the turnbuckles with a hot shot. Bayley with a running cutter with Sasha hanging over the ropes for a near fall. Sasha blocks a back slide attempt and Sasha with a knee to Bayley. Sasha sends Bayley into the turnbuckles and hits a double knee strike to the back. Sasha with a lungblower and she applies the Banks Statement and Sasha rolls Bayley back into the center of the ring.

Bayley with a rollup for a near fall. Sasha with a chin lock and Bayley gets Sasha on her back. Bayley with a snap mare. Sasha with a slap and Bayley slaps back. They exchange punches and Sasha sends Bayley into the turnbuckles and hits a double knee drop. Sasha goes up top and misses Meteora and Bayley with a running knee to the head. Sasha with a Shining Wizard and both women are down.

Fans count as they both make it up before the 10 count. They trade shots in the middle of the ring. Bayley stuns Sasha and takes her to the apron. Sasha connects with a kick and drops Bayley from the apron. Fans do dueling chants now. Bayley climbs up for a superplex on Sasha but Sasha resists. Sasha sends Bayley to the mat. Sasha hits the big Frogsplash and covers for a 2 count but Bayley turns that right into a pin of her own for the win.

Winner and New #1 Contender: Bayley

After the match, Bliss looks on as Bayley recovers and starts smiling. We go to replays. We come back to Sasha looking at Bayley while are both still down on the mat. Bliss makes her way down to the ring from the announce desk. Bliss raises the title to Bayley as Bayley stands in the corner. They face off in the middle of the ring as Bliss keeps the title in the air. Bliss' music hits to end the segment.

- Still to come, The Miztourage vs. Ambrose and Rollins.

Backstage:

Renee is backstage with Curt Hawkins for comments on the match with Jason Jordan. Hawkins is tired of hearing about Jordan all week and he doesn't care about Jordan. Hawkins is going to give us something else to talk about when he ruins Jordan's big RAW debut. Hawkins says everyone will be talking about him tomorrow.

- Cole leads us to a video package on Special Olympics athlete Cornell Gray. WWE Ambassador Dana Warrior interviews the multi-sport gold medalist. WE come back and see Cornell sitting at ringside for RAW. He gets a pop from the crowd and we go back to commercial.

Curt Hawkins vs. Jason Jordan

Back from the break and out comes Jason Jordan as Curt Hawkins waits in the ring. Jordan hits the ring and Hawkins hits him with a cheap shot before the bell. The referee checks to see if Jordan wants to continue and he's just fired up.

Jordan goes right to work and plants Hawkins on the mat. Jordan with big blows. Jordan keeps control and slams Hawkins again for another pin attempt. We see Kurt Angle backstage watching the match as Jordan continues to dominate Hawkins.

Hawkins tries to disrespect Jordan once again but Jordan manhandles him some more, dropping the straps after a belly-to-belly suplex. Jordan tosses Hawkins again, hitting a spear in the corner. Jordan with more offense before hitting a belly-to-back suplex and a neckbreaker for the win.

Winner: Jason Jordan

After the match, Jordan stands tall as we go to replays.

- The announcers show us the recent happenings between The Revival and The Hardys. We see The Revival walking backstage. Back to commercial.

- Back from the break and Charly Caruso is in the ring to introduce The Revival. She starts with a question but Scott Dawson cuts her off and dismisses her, saying he and Dash Wilder are professional enough to handle this on their own. They talk about how they're here to run the tag team division and how they sent teams like The New Day packing until the music interrupts and out come Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson. Anderson and Gallows trade words with Dawson and Wilder. The Club declares that The Revival are nerds as they hit the ring for a match.

The Revival vs. The Club

Dawson and Anderson start things off and go at it. Dawson turns it around and in comes Wilder. They work Anderson over and keep him in their corner.

Gallows finally gets the tag and stares down The Revival as he comes in. We see RAW Tag Team Champions Sheamus & Cesaro backstage watching the match. Dawson goes at it with Gallows and beats him around. Dash tags in but Gallows clotheslines them both. Gallows fights off both opponents. Anderson comes in to help Gallows clear the ring with clotheslines over the top. Gallows and Anderson stand tall as we go to commercial.

More back and forth after the match. We see Cesaro & Sheamus backstage watching again. Gallows gets a hot tag and unloads on both opponents. It looks like we might get a Boot of Doom but The Revival uses a distraction to turn it back around. The music hits and out comes Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy to a pop.

Fans chant "delete!" as The Hardys appear. This still leads to The Revival taking advantage and hitting a Shatter Machine on Anderson for the pin.

Winners: The Revival

After the match, The Revival stands tall until The Hardys run down and get the upperhand. It ends with Dash taking finishers from The Hardys. The Revival retreats as Matt and Jeff look on from the ring.

- The Miztourage is backstage getting riled up for tonight's main event. The Miz says they will prove that Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose are nothing but a box office bomb waiting to happen. Back to commercial.

- We are back and next week Jason Jordan will be Miz' guest on MizTV. We will also see Braun Strowman versus Roman Reigns versus Samoa Joe next week on Raw.

- We see rapper Wale sitting at ringside.

Handicap Match: Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose vs. The Miz, Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas

We go to the ring and out first comes Dean Ambrose. Seth Rollins is out next. WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz is out next with Maryse and his partners Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel.

Ambrose and Miz start things off and then Miz tags in Axel before anything happens. Dean brings Axel into the ring and Dean punches Axel in the corner. Dean with chops. Dean with a flying cross body and punches. Axel with a knee and Rollins tags in. Rollins chops and punches Axel. Axel with a slam and knee drop to the head. Rollins gets a near fall.

We see Sheamus and Cesaro watching this match too.

Dallas tags in and Rollins sends Axel to the floor and hip tosses Dallas. Rollins with a snap mare and running kick to the chest. Miz tags in and he kicks Rollins. Miz with knees to the back followed by elbows to the collarbone and a reverse chin lock. Rollins with Slingblade to Miz. Miz with a jaw breaker and Ambrose tags in but Miz goes to the floor. Ambrose goes after Miz and they go into the ring. Ambrose stops Axel from attacking him and Ambrose with punches. Axel with a kick but Ambrose with a forearm. Dean and Seth work over Axel and then they clothesline Dallas over the top rope to the floor.

Miz stays on the floor as we go to commercial.

We are back and Rollins with a belly-to-back suplex to Dallas and both men are down. Miz tags in and he stops Rollins and hits a suplex. Miz chokes Rollins in the ropes and Dallas kicks Rollins when the referee deals with Miz. Miz with more kicks and Dallas gets in another shot on Rollins. Miz works on the back. Miz with a front face lock to keep himself between Rollins and Ambrose.

Miz with Reality Check for a near fall. Miz sends Rollins into the corner and Axel tags in. MIz with a snap mare and Axel with a leap frog neck snap for a near fall. Axel with knees to the ribs. Axel with a knee to keep Rolins from making the tag. Axel with a drop kick and he was impressed with what he did. Dallas tags in and he drops knees to Rollins. Bo gets a near fall. Bo with more knee drops and he tags in Miz.

Miz kicks Rollins. Miz with a punch to Rollins and he kicks Seth in the corner. Rollins punches Miz and fights his way out of the corner for a moment but Miz with a DDT for a near fall. Miz with kicks to the chest. Miz sets for the round kick but Seth ducks and Rollins with a rollup for a near fall. Both men with clotheslines and both men go down. Axel tags in and he sends Rollins into the corner but Seth with a flatline into the corner. Dean tags in and he hits a clothesline on Dallas followed by a neck breaker to Axel. Ambrose with a bulldog and clothesline combination. Ambrose with a pescado to Miz and he sends him into Yeatonville.

Ambrose with a near fall on Dallas and he hits a rebound clothesline. Dean goes up top and Dallas stops him but Ambrose with an elbow to the chest and Miz breaks up the cover. Rollins clotheslines Miz over the top rope and Axel sends Seth into the ringside barrier. Ambrose with a back body drop to Dallas and he sends Axel to the floor but Miz makes the tag and hits the Skull Crushing Finale. Seth breaks up the cover.

Dallas is sent to the floor and he gets caught in the ropes before hitting the floor. Miz is back dropped to the floor by Ambrose. Rollins and Dean look at each other in the ring and they set for dives and they hit suicide dives on Dallas and Axel. Miz returns to the ring and Miz with a kick and inside cradle for a near fall. Rollins with a knee to the temple and Ambrose wtih a double underhook DDT for the three count.

Winners: Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins

After the match, Seth puts out the Shield fist but Ambrose goes to the floor.

We go to credits.


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