WWE RAW Opener:
– We’re live from the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina as Michael Cole welcomes us. He’s joined by Corey Graves and WWE Hall of Famer Booker T. They hype tonight’s big matches.
– We go to the ring and out comes The Miz with Maryse for another special edition of MizTV.
Miz makes his way to the ring and he is joined by his wife Maryse.
Miz welcomes everyone to MizTV. Miz says they are feeling real good. Miz says he gets his hands on Dean Ambrose on Sunday. He calls Ambrose a lying, cheating thief who stole his Intercontinental Title. Miz says he earned a title match a few weeks ago but Ambrose got disqualified. Miz says he demanded another match from Raw GM Kurt Angle. When you know your opponent is a habitual rule breaker, you need to get a stipulation like he did where Ambrose loses the title if he is disqualified.
We see footage from last week’s Raw when MIz got Dean Ambrose disqualified by interfering in the match.
Miz applauds what Elias did last week.
He says if that happens on Sunday, he becomes a seven time Intercontinental Champion. Miz says his guests are Cesaro and Sheamus.
They come to the ring and we are reminded that the tag title match on Sunday will be contested inside a steel cage.
Miz says no two superstars in the WWE have worked harder then they have. No other superstars, besides Miz, deserve to be champions. They had their big moment at Wrestlemania, only for the Hardys to show up unannounced, be given an opportunity, and steal their spotlight.
Sheamus says all of the people turned their backs on Cesaro when the Hardys showed up. Sheamus says they have no loyalty. They are all about the new toy. They are going to break that new toy and win back their titles at Extreme Rules.
Miz says they have been victimized by the people and the people do not see the greatness that is in this ring. Miz demands silence while he speaks, and that does not work. Miz says he elevated the Intercontinental Title match while Ambrose dragged the title down. That title needs a comeback. After Extreme Rules, the Intercontinental Title Match Rehabilitation Tour will start and go all over the world.
Dean Ambrose’s music plays and he comes to the ring.
Dean says he does not always make great decisions, but he sees three buttheads out here but he figures someone has to come out and shut their mouths.
Miz asks if the people want Dean to shut his mouth. Miz says to look at the numbers because it is three on one.
Dean says he may be crazy, but he is not stupid. Matt and Jeff Hardy make their way to the ring to join Dean.
All six men battle but Miz goes to the floor quickly. Sheamus is sent to the floor and Cesaro goes to the floor as well.
We go to commercial.
The Hardys and Dean Ambrose vs. Cesaro, Sheamus and The Miz
Back from the break and the six-man is underway. The Hardys double team Cesaro for a 2 count. Cesaro turns it around on Matt Hardy after Sheamus runs interference. The Miz comes in and works Hardy over. Sheamus is back in as Cesaro lands another cheap shot from the apron. Cesaro tags back in and keeps control of Hardy. Cesaro boots Jeff Hardy off the apron but it backfires and Ambrose ends up getting the tag.
Ambrose unloads on Cesaro and sends Miz off the apron. Ambrose launches himself over the top and nails Miz on the floor. Ambrose ends up rolling through on the top rope elbow to Cesaro. Cesaro blocks Dirty Deeds. Sheamus tags in but Ambrose ducks a Brogue Kick. Ambrose clotheslines Sheamus over the top. More back and forth between the two teams. Ambrose with a swinging neckbreaker on Sheamus. Ambrose goes to the top but Miz distracts him. Sheamus crotches Ambrose and nails a high knee, sending Ambrose from the top to the floor. We go to commercial.
We are back and Miz kicks Dean in the chest. Miz with more kicks but he misses the round kick and Dean gets a near fall with a rollup. Miz with a forearm for a near fall. Cesaro tags in and he punches Dean. Cesaro with an Irish whip and he misses a splash to the corner and goes over the turnbuckles to the floor. Dean sends MIz to the floor and Miz pulls Jeff off the apron and then Matt goes after MIz. Sheamus tags in and Dean has no one to tag. Sheamus and Cesaro hit a spike White Noise for a near fall.
Sheamus with a shoulder in the corner and he puts Dean on the turnbuckles. Sheamus sets for a super White Noise but Dean fights Sheamus off and Dean with forearms. Dean with a head butt to send Sheamus to the mat. Dean with an elbow drop to the chest and he connects. Cesaro tags in and he stops Dean but Dean bounces in the ropes and hits a clothesline. Miz and Jeff tag in and Jeff with punches and a forearm. Jeff with a reverse atomic drop and a leg drop followed by a drop kick. Jeff goes for a Twist of Fate but Miz blocks it. Matt tags in and Jeff hits Poetry in Motion. Matt with a Side Effect but Sheamus breaks up the cover. Jeff with a Twist of Fate but Cesaro with a clothesline to Jeff. Dean with a double underhook DDT to Cesaro. Dean with a suicide dive to Sheamus. Matt with a Twist of Fate and Jeff with a Swanton for the three count.
Winners: Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy, and Dean Ambrose
After the match, the champions stand tall as we go to replays.
– We go to the announcers to hype tonight’s show. Graves is texting on his phone when he says he has to go. He quickly gets up and takes off his headset before leaving. Cole and Booker look confused but Cole keeps talking about the show.
– Still to come, Alexa Bliss presents a “Bayley: This Is Your Life” segment. Back to commercial.
We are back and Kurt Angle is looking at Corey Graves’ phone. Kurt wants to know if this message is a joke. Corey says he loves the job that Kurt is doing. Kurt wants to know how Corey got this. Corey says he wanted to give Kurt a head’s up. Kurt says if this is true, it could ruin him.
>ack Evans vs. Elias Samson
We go to the ring and JoJo introduces Elias Samson, who has a spotlight and a guitar. The Drifter starts singing a song as his opponent waits, enhancement talent Zac Evans.
They lock up and he connects with a knee to the midsection and then he works on the arm and lifts Evans in the air and sends him to the mat. Samson with a head butt and clothesline. Samson with punches against the ropes and then he sends Evans into the turnbuckles. Samson slams Evans’ throat into the apron and the referee warns him. Samson stretches Evans on the ring post. Samson with a kick and punches. Samson with a swinging reverse neck breaker for the three count.
Winner: Elias Samson
After the match, Samson stands tall as Cole predicts we see his swinging neckbreaker a lot in the future.
– The announcers hype tonight’s show as Corey Graves returns to his chair. Cole asks what that was all about and Graves says it was personal. Back to commercial.
We are back and we see Samoa Joe watching a monitor with footage of Finn Balor. He is interrupted and is asked about his match tonight. Joe says you make things more predictable. While people watch the WWE 24 Comeback Special, he is looking at it differently. He is looking for weaknesses. It is about the devil you know, not the devil you don’t know. He has broken Finn’s body before and he will do it again.
Bray Wyatt appears and he says he is the devil Joe does not know. He says that Joe is a from generations of warriors. You are blind while Bray says his eyes are wide open. He sees the beast that runs wild over civilization. Bray says he can see a world where the beast destroys angels in midflilght. There is only one who can beat the beast and it is the Eater of Worlds. He will not turn away from this fight. He will stand up. You and Finn Balor and the rest will give in to your fear and… RUN.
Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe vs. Bray Wyatt
We go to the ring for tonight’s Triple Threat and out comes Finn Balor to a pop. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and Samoa Joe is wrapping up his entrance. The lights go out as Bray Wyatt makes his way to the ring next.
Bray backs into the corner and sits down. Then he rolls to the floor to allow Joe and Balor to fight. Joe focuses on Wyatt and Balor attacks Joe from behind. Joe with knees and a chop in the corner. Joe with an Irish whip but Balor goes to the apron and he kicks Joe. Wyatt applauds what happens in the ring and Joe sends Wyatt into the ring. Finn with kicks to Wyatt but Wyatt with a punch to Balor. Finn runs his forearm across Wyatt’s face. Wyatt with a boot to Balor and Balor with an enzuigiri and Joe breaks up the cover. Joe with a head butt to Balor followed by knees. Joe sends Balor to the floor. Joe picks up Bray by his beard but Balor hits Joe from behind.
Bray sends Balor to the floor and he focuses on Joe but Balor hits Wyatt from behind. Balor kicks Wyatt and then he kicks Joe. Wyatt punches Balor and hits a flying cross body. Wyatt punches Balor and connects with a double thrust to the throat and a punch. Wyatt puts Balor on the turnbuckles and Balor and Bray exchange forearms. Joe sends Wyatt to the floor and he chops Balor. Joe sets for a superplex but Wyatt comes under and hits a tower of doom.
Wyatt looks around and looks upside down at Balor and Joe. Wyatt tries for Sister Abigail on Balor but Joe with the Kokina Clutch on Wyatt. Balor kicks Joe to get him to release the hold. Balor kicks Joe and Wyatt to the floor. Balor with a flip dive onto Joe and Wyatt.
We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Joe rocks Balor. Joe and Wyatt double team Balor and drop him with shoulders. Wyatt chokes Balor as Joe looks on. They take turns on Balor. Balor fights back but Wyatt drops him from behind. Joe and Wyatt keep up the double team on Balor. Joe stands tall and Wyatt poses in the corner as fans boo. Joe mushes Balor and hits him with a forearm. Balor fights back on both opponents but Joe catches him in the inverted atomic drop, the big boot and the senton. Wyatt goes on and hits a senton of his own on Balor.
Wyatt ends up turning on Joe and laying him out. Wyatt goes for the Uranage on Balor but it’s countered. Balor drops Wyatt with an overhead kick. Balor makes a comeback and unloads on Wyatt. Balor with a dropkick. Joe comes from behind and nails Balor with a clothesline. Joe goes on and drops Wyatt with a kick in the corner. Balor sends Joe to the floor and knocks Wyatt off the opposite apron. Balor keeps both opponents down and out of the ring before standing tall. Balor runs around the ring and drives Wyatt into the barrier. Balor runs around the ring again and sends Wyatt into the barrier. Balor brings Joe back into the ring as fans chant “this is awesome” now. Balor goes on until Joe catches him in a Uranage. Joe keeps Balor grounded now.
Balor keeps control and nails a stomp. Balor blocks a Sister Abigail and takes out Wyatt. Joe blocks a Slingblade and tosses Balor, sending him to the outside. Joe waits for Wyatt to get up. Wyatt turns upside down and taunts Joe. Wyatt catches Joe in Sister Abigail but Joe rolls under the rope. Balor comes from behind and hits Wyatt. Balor with a Slingblade on Wyatt. Balor dropkicks Wyatt into the corner. Balor goes to the top and hits a Coup de Grace on Wyatt.
Joe runs in and throws Balor into the ring post in the corner. Joe covers Wyatt and steals the pin for the win.
Winner: Samoa Joe
After the match, Joe stands tall and has his arm raised over Wyatt as we go to replays. Joe stands tall while Wyatt and Balor are down on the outside.
Seth Rollins is backstage with Mike Rome. Rollins talks about his history with Roman Reigns but loses the friendly tone and says he owns Reigns. Rollins says it won’t be personal when he puts his knee in Reigns’ face tonight, it will be about him sending a message to everyone in the Fatal 5 Way. Rollins says he’s no stranger to changing the course of WWE history and he’s looking to do that again on Sunday. Rollins walks off.
– Sasha Banks and Rich Swann are backstage. Back to commercial.
Noam Dar vs. Rich Swann
Back from the break and Alicia Fox waits in the ring with Noam Dar as we see some of the recent events that led to tonight’s match and Sunday’s mixed tag match at Extreme Rules. Rich Swann is out next. He stop and waits for Sasha Banks to make her entrance. They head to the ring together.
The bell rings and Dar attacks from behind and takes control. Swann fights back but Dar counters and slams him by his arm face first into the mat for a 2 count. Dar keeps control and keeps Swann grounded as Fox taunts him from ringside. Dar with more offense as he shuts Swann down again. Dar focuses on the arm and takes it to the corner as the referee warns him.
Dar runs into an elbow. Swann with a drop toe hold. Swann makes a comeback and unloads with offense. Swann with a 2 count. Swann keeps control and goes to the top but Fox distracts him from the apron. Sasha runs over and takes Fox down on the apron, then rams her back into the apron. Swann goes to the top and nails Dar with a Phoenix Splash for the pin.
Winner: Rich Swann
After the match, Swann celebrates as we go to replays. Sasha joins him in the ring and they dance for a minute.
– Still to come, Reigns vs. Rollins in the main event. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and Charly Caruso is with The Revival. Scott Dawson points out Dash Wilder’s wired jaw and says The Revival will be back soon. She brings up Enzo Amore getting laid out last week but Dawson says they haven’t been around in 6 weeks. Charly shows us video from last week’s Sasha Banks segment, where The Revival could be seen in the background walking. We posted about this last week. They admit they were here last week but they work here, why wouldn’t they be here? Dawson says Enzo is a bottom feeder on RAW and they wouldn’t waste their time on Enzo, but nobody else should either. The Revival walks off.
– We get a look at the Brian Kendrick vs. Akira Tozawa Street Fight on WWE 205 Live last week. We come back tot he announcers and Big Cass is confronting Graves, asking if he really made a comment about Cass having something to do with Enzo getting attack. Graves apologizes and says it was just a misunderstanding. Cass leaves as Cole hypes the show and we go to commercial.
– We are back and Titus O’Neil told Apollo Crews that he would get a front row seat to see what he does and then he needs to do what he says so he can see what it takes to be part of the Titus Brand.
Kalisto vs. Titus O’Neil
Titus grabs Kalisto by the mask but Kalisto with a handspring round kick. Kalisto floats over and hits a drop kick to the back and then the knees. Kalisto with a head scissors driver and then he goes for Salida Del Sol but Titus with a boot. Kalisto goes for a victory roll but Titus blocks it and grabs the tights for the win.
Winner: Titus O’Neil
After the match, Apollo points out how Titus won and the two celebrate with a selfie in the middle of the ring.
– Alexa Bliss walks in the back as we go to commercial.
In the Arena;
We are back and Alexa Bliss makes her way to the ring.
Alexa says she defends her title on Sunday in a Kendo Stick on a Pole Match. Her opponent is everyone’s favorite human sock puppet, Bayley. The person who gets the kendo stick will be allowed to use the kendo stick. We all know that Bayley is going to hug the kendo stick, but we know she won’t hit anyone with it. She could not pull the trigger last week. With Bayley, as the Goddess of WWE, if she really wanted to understand Bayley, she had to dig deep into Bayley’s past.
What did she find?
BAYLEY… THIS IS YOUR LIFE!!!!
Alexa shows Bayley’s first ever doll and she has had it since she was two years old. Alexa says she probably still plays with this one so she throws it away. Alexa shows a trophy that Bayley won. She says it is a trophy for best in sportsmanship. Alexa says Bayley must have won some scholarships with that one. Alexa looks at Bayley’s yearbook. She was voted Most Likely to Apologize. Alexa says Bayley has been apologizing her whole life.
Alexa introduces people from her past. First, Mrs. Flapper, Bayley’s fourth grade teacher. Alexa asks her what was Bayley like as a student. She says Bayley was a nice girl who had perfect attendance. She sat in the front row next to her father. She says Bayley could not be away from her father that long so Bayley would cry.
Alexa thanks Mrs. Flapper.
The next guest is Bayley’s best friend Tracy. Alexa asks Tracy what was it like to be her best friend. Tracy says she was so nice and she says people took advantage of her. Bayley would do other people’s homework and she would take the blame for things. Alexa wants to know what led to problems between them. Tracy says that Bayley never wanted to hang out with her and she would rather watch Raw or Smackdown.
The final person in the ring is Bayley’s ex-boyfriend, Phil Johnson. Alexa asks Phil what was it like to be Bayley’s boyfriend. He says she was very nice. Alexa asks him about their first date. He says it was strange because she would bring her father with her. He says he almost ended up kissing Bayley’s father. Phil says he dated Bayley to be closer to Tracy.
Tracy and Phil kiss.
Bayley finally comes out and Alexa kicks Bayley as she enters the ring. Bayley with punches to Alexa but Alexa with a punch. Bayley with a suplex to Alexa. Bayley points to the kendo stick above the ring. Alexa pulls Bayley off the turnbuckles. Alexa takes a kendo stick from under the table and she hits Bayley with it. Bliss stands tall with the kendo stick as her music hits. We go to replays. (Hard to watch and hard to listen, one of the dumbest segment ever).
– We go to the announcers to hype Extreme Rules on the WWE Network. Still to come, Reigns vs. Rollins. Back to commercial.
We are back and Enzo is down again and he is being check out as Colin shows up. Colin tells Kurt Angle it was the Revival and Kurt says the Revival left the building. Colin says it was the Revival. Kurt tells Colin to calm down but Colin says he won’t leave Enzo’s side. Enzo is asked if he saw anything and he does not say anything.
Austin Aries and Jack Gallagher vs. TJ Perkins and Neville
Perkins and Aries start but Aries wants to face Neville. Perkins dabs and Aries kicks Perkins and connects with a forearm to the back. Gallagher tags in and head butts Perkins in the midsection. Perkins with a side head lock. Perkins catches Gallagher on a leap frog attempt but Gallagher with a monkey flip. Neville tags in and he kicks Gallagher. Neville sends Gallagher into the turnbuckles and Gallagher with a headstand. Gallagher with a boot to Neville followed by a drop kick and flying mare. Aries tags in and Neville sees who is in the ring and Neville goes to the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Neville sends Gallagher into the turnbuckles and chokes him. We see footage during the commercial break of Neville working on Gallagher. Neville with a snap mare and drop kick to the back of the head for a near fall. Neville chokes Gallagher with his knee. Neville yells at Aries and that allows Gallagher to recover and hit head butts to the midsection. Gallagher is sent face first into the mat. Neville kicks Gallagher and he tags in Perkins.
Perkins with a snap mare and then Perkins with a slingshot senton followed by a snap mare for a near fall. Perkins spins his boot on Gallagher’s head and then he applies a hammer lock using the leg and he adds a chin lock. Perkins focuses on the reverse chin lock. Gallagher with elbows but Perkins with a knee and he hits Aries on the apron. Aries breaks up a cover and then Perkins pulls at the nose while the referee deals with Aries.
Perkins with an arm bar and then he goes to a rear chin lock. Gallagher goes for a belly-to-back suplex but Perkins lands on his feet. Gallagher with a head butt and both men are down. Aries and Neville tag in. Aries with a shoulder followed by an elbow and chops. Aries with a clothesline but Neville with a back heel kick to the midsection. Aries with an atomic drop to the knee followed by a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Aries with a front face lock but Neville with a jaw breaker. Perkins trips Aries and Gallagher pulls Perkins off the apron.
Aries with a back body drop that sends Neville onto Perkins and Gallagher. Aries with a heat seeking missile on Neville and Perkins. Aries goes up top and he misses a missile drop kick. Aries holds his knee and Neville misses a moonsault. Aries applies the Last Chancery and Neville taps out.
Winners: Austin Aries and Jack Gallagher
– Roman Reigns is in the locker room and he is asked about Seth Rollins’ comments. He does not care if they were best friends or worst friends. There is no one who owns him. He will show why he is the big dog tonight.
We go to commercial.
– We are back and Neville is walking angrily in the back and he is asked about losing for the first time as a Cruiserweight and if that will affect him at Extreme Rules. Neville storms off without answering.
– We take a look back to two weeks ago when Goldust attacked R Truth.
We have another Shattered Dreams Production with Goldust. He says we all go a little mad sometimes. It takes a lot to reach your breaking point. The point where you break like a twig. Goldust says he has been there. Now he is back in the director’s chair, where he belongs. R Truth knew the truth. A star like himself was way to big for a supporting role. Instead of letting him shine, Truth held him back and wanted the spotlight to himself. He calls Truth selfish. He will cause that to end. Golden Truth will reach its final crescendo. The ending will not be happy. It will not be sad. It will be… golden. The Golden Age is back.
We get a counter point from R Truth. Truth says if Goldust wants to play around with the movies, he will retort. Movies were an escape. He got to live through the characters. Just like the characters he followed, he is a bad… He says he is coming for Goldie and he will strike down upon him with rage and furious anger.
Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns
They lock up and they go to a stalemate. Rollins with a rollup for a near fall. Rollins with a side head lock into a wrist lock. Reigns with a wrist lock. Rollins with a moonsault for a near fall. Reigns goes to the floor. Reigns with a waist lock. Reigns get Rollins on his shoulders and Rollins gets to his feet. Reigns with a punch after holding on to the ropes on an O’Connor Roll attempt.
Reigns sends Rollins into the ringside barrier. Reigns hangs Rollins over the apron and Reigns with a broad jump drop kick that sends Rollins ribs first into the ring post. Reigns sets for the spear but Rollins with a kick and he clotheslines Reigns over the top rope to the floor. Rollins with a pescado onto Reigns and we go to commercial.
We are back and Reigns sends Rollins into the ringside barrier. We see footage of Rollins being sent over the top rope to the floor during the commercial break. Reigns with Neverending Story to Rollins. Reigns with a boot to Rollins. Reigns sets for the Superman punch and Rollins with a thrust kick and a flatline into the turnbuckles. Rollins with Slingblade. Rollins with a forearm into the corner and he hits another forearm. Rollins goes for a suplex but he cannot get Reigns up. Rollins with a drop kick that sends Reigns to the floor. Rollins with a suicide dive. Rollins rolls Reigns into the ring and he sets for a springboard knee but Reigns meets him with a Superman Punch for a near fall.
Reigns sets for the spear but Rollins with a rollup for a near fall. Rollins with a super kick for a near fall. Rollins goes up top and Reigns with a punch to stop him. Reigns sets for a Super Samoan Drop but Rollins counters into a buckle bomb. Reigns with a Superman punch out of the corner. Rollins goes to the apron and he falls to the floor.
Reigns goes to the apron and he sees Rollins get his head above the apron. Reigns sets for a spear as he runs around the ring but Rollins moves and Reigns goes into the ring steps. Rollins and Reigns return to the ring and Rollins goes up top and he hits a Blockbuster for a near fall.
Rollins goes up top again and hits a frog splash but Reigns kicks out. Rollins has something to say to Reigns and Rollins goes back up top for a Phoenix Splash. Reigns moves and Reigns runs into a boot when he tries for a spear. Reigns with a punch but Rollins with an enzuigiri. Rollins misses the Rainmaker Knee and Reigns with a spear for the three count.
Winner: Roman Reigns
After the match, Reigns stands tall and recovers as we go to replays. Reigns poses in the corner as the announcers hype the Fatal 5 Way Extreme Rules main event for this Sunday. Rollins watches Reigns pose in the corner as RAW goes off the air.
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