Monday, July 2, 2018

WWE RAW Results - July 2, 2018

WWE RAW Results - July 2, 2018
We start off with a look back at last week's Raw when Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder had another match against Roman Reigns and Bobby Lashley. Tonight will be the rubber match.

We are live from Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring.

Roman says they are extremely talented and they have a bright future, but never did he think he would have said that he lost to the Revival. He did have the worst tag team partner of all time, Bobby Lashley. For whatever reason, Kurt Angle thought it would be a good idea to be a team again. Roman says he does not want to team with Bob, he wants to fight with him. If they cannot fight at Extreme Rules, then he wants to fight now. Bob has an ego because Bob thinks he is the guy but he wasn't the guy ten years ago. He won't be the guy ten years from now. Roman says he is the man around here and he is the Big Dog.

Dolph Ziggler's music interrupts and he makes his way to the stage with Drew McIntyre.

Dolph says that Roman is calling someone else an egomaniac. You make everything about you. You call the ring, Your Yard. Everything has to go through you.

Drew says you can't help yourself and try to play the hero. Just like you did last week with your buddy Seth Rollins. Dolph corrects Drew by reminding him that Seth is the former Intercontinental Champion. Dolph says if you want everything to go through you and be about yo... that's fine by them. Drew says since you stuck your nose in their business last week, they will return the favor now.

Roman punches Drew and then Dolph but Dolph hits Roman from behind and it is a two on one attack. Seth Rollins comes to the ring and he punches Drew and Dolph. Seth with an enzuigiri to Drew and then he takes Dolph to the mat and punches him. We go to commercial.

Backstage:

We are back and Seth and Roman are walking in the back. Seth tells Kurt that enough is enough and they want Dolph and Drew. Kurt says the match will take place next week. Roman wants the match tonight. Kurt reminds Roman that he has a match with Bob against The Revival. Kurt says if they want the match, they've got it.

Matt Hardy vs. Curtis Axel

We go to the ring and out comes RAW Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy as Mike Rome does the introductions. Cole confirms Bray Wyatt was injured over the weekend but does not mention the car accident. Matt hits the ring and The B Teams appears on the big screen doing impersonations again, Curtis Axel as Hardy and Bo Dallas as Wyatt. The B Team heads to the ring next.

They lock up and Hardy with a rollup for a near fall. They lock up again and Axel with a side head lock and drop toe hold into a front face lock. Matt with a wrist lock and he works on the shoulder. Matt with a back elbow and elbow drop for a near fall. Hardy with punches but Axel with a back elbow. Axel sends Hardy into the turnbuckles and kicks him. Axel runs his forearm across Hardy's face. Hardy with a kick and side head lock. Hardy with a back elbow and he kicks Axel and goes for the Twist of Fate but Axel escapes and goes to the floor.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Axel with an arm bar. Hardy with punches but Axel with a knee and drop kick. Axel kicks and punches Hardy. Hardy with a kick and forearms. Axel with a kick and back breaker for a near fall. Axel with a snap mare and leap frog neck snap for a near fall. Matt hits a Side Effect on the apron. Hardy with forearms and then he sends Axel into the turnbuckles for deletion. Hardy with a running clothesline into the corner and he hits a Side Effect for a near fall.

Hardy goes to the turnbuckles for an elbow to the back of the neck and then he returns to the turnbuckles for an elbow drop and he gets a near fall. Hardy sets for the Twist of Fate and he kicks Axel but Dallas distracts Hardy and Hardy with an Irish whip but Axel sends Hardy into the ring post and Axel with a snap mare driver for the three count and another big win.

Winner: Curtis Axel

After the match, Bo and Curtis celebrate on the stage and Axel does something resembling dancing.

- Still to come, Reigns and Rollins vs. McIntyre and Ziggler. Also, Reigns and Rollins vs. The Revival. Bayley and Sasha Banks go to counseling next. Back to commercial.

Backstage:

We are back and Seth and Roman are in the locker room and Seth is talking about the Iron Man match against Dolph Ziggler at Extreme Rules. Bob Lashley shows up and Seth leaves.

Bob says Roman has some huge brass ones to call him an egomaniac when Roman has two matches tonight. Is he bulletproof? No, he is a heat magnet and troublestarter. Other than your brother Seth, no one likes you. Bobby says he would rather face Roman at Extreme Rules, but he wants Roman to put his ego aside. Roman tells Bob that he will start the match and finish the match while Bob stands on the apron with his phony smile as he wins. Bob tells Roman to calm down and Roman asks if that is a threat. They stare down and Bob leaves.

- We take a look at what happened last week between Bayley and Sasha Banks

Backstage:

We go to Bayley's first counseling session and she is in the waiting room. Sasha is shocked that Bayley is there and they both have a counseling session at 10:00 in the same room. Bayley and Sasha argue and Dr. Shelby comes out of the room to calm them down. He says he will be guiding them through their friendship counseling together. We go into 'The Friend Zone'. Dr. Shelby tells them this is a safe space. The tenets of friendship are relevant and he runs through them.

Titus Worldwide vs. The Authors of Pain

We go to the ring and out comes Titus Worldwide - Dana Brooke, Apollo Crews and Titus O'Neil. Back to commercial.

Rezar and TItus start things off and they lock up. Titus with a side head lock and shoulder tackle but Rezar stays on his feet. Crews tags in and hits a splash into the corner. Rezar backs Crews into the corner and Akam tags in and he takes Crews down with a fireman's carry. Crews floats over and he leap frogs Akam and hits a drop kick. Rezar makes the blind tag and Rezar with a Dominator. Rezar with shoulders to the lower back of Crews and then he tosses Crews out of the corner. Rezar with a biel across the ring and Crews gets his hand on the rope to stop the referee's count.

Rezar works on the neck and runs Crews into the corner. Akam tags in and they get Crew up for a neck breaker and sit out power bomb combination. Akam and Rezar send Titus shoulder first into the ring post. Crews with a rollup for a near fall. Akam with a tilt-a-whirl side slam and Rezar tags in for The Last Chapter and the three count.

Winners: The Authors of Pain

- Seth and Roman are in the back and Seth asks how things went with Bob and Roman says he wasn't listening. They walk to commercial.

- We are back and we see Kevin Owens arriving at the building at 7:55 PM Central (while my clock says 8:54 Eastern). Kevin backs in and the valet asks for his keys and says he cannot park his car there. Kevin refuses to give him the keys and he enters the building as he notices a port-a-potty next to his car.

Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler

We go to the ring and out first comes Seth Rollins. Roman Reigns is out next. WWE Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler is out next with Drew McIntyre.

Dolph and Seth start things off. They lock up and Seth with a waist lock. Ziggler escapes but Rollins with a key lock into a front face lock. Ziggler escapes and he applies a front face lock and gets a near fall. They lock up and Seth with a hammer lock. Ziggler blocks a hip toss and gets a near fall with a rollup. Rollins with a drop kick and Ziggler retreats into the corner. McIntyre tags in.

They lock up and McIntyre with a side head lock. Drew with a shoulder tackle and then he blocks a hip toss and Drew sends Seth to the mat. Seth gets to his corner and Roman wants to tag in. Seth allows it and Roman enters the match. They lock up and Drew backs Roman into the corner and connects with a knee and follows with punches and kicks. Roman sends Drew into the turnbuckles and Roman with punches. Roman goes to the turnbuckles and he punches Drew. Roman tries for a Samoan drop but Drew gets to his feet. Roman with an uppercut and Dolph goes to the floor and distracts Roman to allow Drew to hit a head butt.

We see Bob watching from the back.

Drew with punches to Roman. Ziggler tags in and hits a super kick for a near fall. Ziggler chokes Roman in the ropes while the referee warns Dolph. We get Coach's word of the hour and it is Payback. Drew tags in and he chops Roman followed by a neck breaker. Dolph tags back in and he kicks Roman. Dolph sends Roman into the turnbuckles and he punches Roman. Roman with an uppercut as Ziggler goes for a splash in the corner. Rollins tags in and hits a springboard clothesline. Seth with a boot to Ziggler and he leaps over Dolph and hits Slingblade. Rollins with a baseball slide to Drew and then he hits a suicide dive. Roman with the Drive By and Rollins hits a frog splash for a near fall.

Drew clotheslines Roman over the top and Ziggler with a rollup for a near fall. Rollins with a rollup for a near fall. Ziggler has a super kick blocked and Seth catapults Dolph over the top rope to the floor. Rollins goes up top and he hits a cross body onto Drew and Dolph.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Ziggler with a sleeper on Rollins but Seth tries to get to his corner to make the tag. Rollins falls to his knees and Rollins is unable to make the tag. Ziggler with a body scissors as he takes Rollins to the mat. Rollins backs Ziggler into the turnbuckles to break the hold. Ziggler with a Fameasser for a near fall. Drew tags back in and he stomps on Rollins. Drew with a chop and he applies a chin lock in the ropes. Rollins with chops but Drew with a chop. Rollins lands on his feet on a suplex attempt. Drew is sent to the floor and he pulls Roman off the apron to prevent the tag.

Ziggler tags back in and Drew sends Rollins to the floor. Dolph tries to Irish whip Rollins, but Rollins reverses and sends Ziggler into the ringside barrier. Drew tags in and he Irish whips Rollins but Rollins with a super kick. Ziggler goes for a Fameasser but Rollins counters into a Buckle Bomb. Seth crawls across the ring and Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder come through the crowd to pull Roman off the apron.

The referee calls for the bell.

Winners by DQ: Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins

After the bell, Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson double team Reigns at ringside. McIntyre and Ziggler bring Rollins over to beat him up. The Revival sends Reigns into the barrier and then the steel ring steps. McIntyre and Ziggler bring Rollins back into the ring to double team him. The Revival continues the assault on Reigns on the outside. Ziggler and McIntyre hit the Claymore/Zig Zag combo move on Rollins. They leave as The Revival brings Reigns back into the ring for a Shatter Machine. They leave and stand tall on the ramp as fans boo. Reigns and Rollins are laid out next to each other in the ring as an official checks on them. The Revival's music hits as the announcers plug Reigns and Lashley teaming up later tonight.

- We take a look at what happened last week with Kevin Owens and his car and the incompetent valet.

Backstage:

Kurt Angle is in his office and Kevin Owens enters. He tells Kurt that he to do something about Braun Strowman and what he did last week. Kurt says they settle things in the ring and it sounds like Kevin wants a match. Kevin says that Braun is a perfect candidate for therapy. Or Kurt could suspend or fire Braun. Kurt says there is only one way to settle this. Kevin will face Braun Strowman tonight.

In the Arena:

Baron Corbin makes his way to the ring and he will have something to say when we get back from commercial.

We are back and Baron says that he is here to help as Constable. Everyone needs help to get to their full potential. If your boss chews you out in a team meeting, he is trying to help. If a teacher sends you to detention, they are trying to make you a better student. If you get a speeding ticket, the cop is trying to make you a better driver. Baron says that he was appointed to this position to make Kurt Angle a better General Manager. There are some people who do not listen to the advise. Baron talks about what happened last week in his tag match with Finn Balor. Baron says that he is inviting Finn to come to the ring to offer him an apology.

Finn Balor makes his way to the ring and Baron thanks Finn for coming out here. He says it doesn't have to be hard. Say you were sorry, admit that you were wrong, and say that you will never do it again. Baron says he will apologize first. He says he wanted to talk when he hit Finn with a forearm. He says he forgot that he was so much bigger, stronger, and tougher that he is sorry he might have hurt Finn.

Finn says he is sorry. He is sorry that his comments about his vest got him fired from his job at TGI Fridays. Baron says he knows that Finn is still angry about being pinned two weeks ago. Baron says he will be the bigger man and let Finn say he is sorry.

Finn says that Baron deserves an apology... from the person who gave him that haircut. Baron calls Finn a little twerp and he says he is trying to help Finn out. You don't get the opportunities that he gets. You don't get paid like he does. Stephanie hand picked him for this job. He tells Finn to show him respect and apologize. Finn says he is sorry. He is sorry but you stopped deserving any respect when you became Stephanie McMahon's stooge.

Baron punches Finn but Finn with Slingblade and a baseball slide. Finn goes up top and Baron goes up the ramp.

- Elias is in the back and he sees Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan. Liv asks Elias if he is performing tonight. Elias says he will not perform for the crowd, but he has something for Liv and Sarah. Elias starts playing and Liv and Sarah push things over. Back to commercial.

Liv Morgan (with Sarah Logan) versus Ember Moon

They lock up and Moon with a waist lock. Liv with a side head lock. Moon lands on her feet on a hip toss and connects with an arm drag and a leg sweep. Ember with a front face lock. Liv with a forearm and side head lock. Liv with a noogie while holding on to the side head lock. Liv with a take down but Moon escapes. Moon with a springboard cross body for a near fall. Liv rolls to the floor as we go to commercial.

Back from the break and Liv has Ember grounded in the middle of the ring. Moon fights up but Liv keeps the hold locked. Ember breaks it and rolls Liv up, turning it into an ankle lock. Liv breaks it and sends Ember into the second rope. Liv comes right back with an enziguri for a close 2 count.

Liv takes Moon back to the mat as fans try to rally. Moon sends Liv across the ring and breaks the hold. Liv fights back and they trade shots in the middle of the ring now. Liv drops Moon with a right. Liv talks some trash but Moon launches her face-first into the corner. Moon with a stomp to the gut. Moon goes to the top and hits the Eclipse for the pin.

Winner: Ember Moon

After the match, Ember goes to the floor as Logan runs into the ring. Moon has her arm raised at ringside as the music hits.

- We get another look at counseling with Dr. Shelby, Sasha Banks and Bayley, filmed earlier today. Banks says they have been there for hours and she wants to go because this isn't working. Shelby wants to give it another shot. Banks mocks Bayley and Bayley mocks Banks, calling her a backstabber and mentioning cousin Snoop Dogg. They have words and start arguing in front of Dr. Shelby. He tries to get in between them and they tell him to shut up. They keep arguing until Shelby yells out "Enough!" and we get a "to be continued..." graphic.

The Revival vs. Roman Reigns and Bobby Lashley

We go to the ring and out comes The Revival for the rematch from last week's show. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and Roman Reigns is making his entrance. Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson watch from ringside. Bobby Lashley is out next. Reigns starts the match off with Dawson.

They lock up and Reigns takes it to the corner. Reigns avoids full contact from a wild swing to the gut. They lock up again and trade holds. Dawson works Reigns over a few times but Reigns comes back swinging, sending Dawson out of the ring. Wilder checks on his partner. Lashley wants to be tagged in but Reigns tells him he's got this. Dawson returns to the ring and Dash tries to run interference, which allows Dawson to rock Reigns with a right. The Revival double team Reigns and in comes Dash off the tag. Reigns fights them off and sends Dawson out of the ring.

Reigns turns around to a dropkick from Dash. Dash keeps control of Reigns and works him over as the referee warns him. Dawson tags back in and the double team starts back up. Dawson beats on Reigns while he's down on the apron. Fans do dueling chants now. Dawson takes Reigns back to the mat with a scissors and works him over. Dawson keeps control and in comes Dash for more offense. Reigns kicks out at 2. Dash takes Reigns back to the corner and in comes Dawson again. Reigns blocks a shot and starts to fight back. Dawson with another shot to the ribs to cut Reigns off. Reigns whips Dawson into the turnbuckles and he goes down. Lashley waits for the tag but Reigns ignores it.

Dash tags in as Reigns continues to fight both opponents. Dash rolls Reigns up from behind for a close 2 count. Reigns drops Dash for a 2 count. Lashley comes in and hits a Spinebuster on Dash. Dash gets sent out of the ring. Dawson also eats a Spinebuster. Lashley begs for a tag but Reigns shakes him off again. Reigns calls waits for Dash to get up but Dawson grabs his foot from the floor. They double team Reigns again and beat him down as the referee calls for the disqualification.

Winners by DQ: Roman Reigns and Bobby Lashley

After the bell, Lashley leaves the apron and leaves as he's had enough. The Revival double teams Reigns and hits him with another Shatter Machine. Lashley keeps walking to the back as Reigns takes another Shatter Machine. Fans chant for one more as Reigns and Lashley are announced as the winners. The Revival leaves as Reigns' music hits while he's still down on the mat.

Backstage:

We see Kurt Angle watching backstage when Kevin Owens walks in, saying Angle needs to stop the chaos that has been going on each week as of late. Owens wants Angle to cancel his match with Braun Strowman but Angle isn't interested. Owens tries kissing up to Angle but Angle says there's no way he's getting out of the match. We go back to the ring and see Reigns slowly getting to his feet.

- Still to come, Owens vs. Strowman. Cole leads us to a special look at Marvel's Ant-Man & The Wasp movie.

- Back from the break and we see what just happened with Reigns, Lashley and The Revival. Reigns enters Kurt Angle's locker room and wants Lashley. Angle says Lashley just left and their singles match is on for Extreme Rules.

Mojo Rawley vs. No Way Jose

We go to the ring and No Way Jose is out with his conga line. Mojo Rawley is out next.

Mojo takes the mic before the match and doesn't think Jose is worthy of this rematch. Mojo knocks Jose for dancing and drops him from behind. Mojo goes to ringside and assaults a member of the conga line, launching him over the steel steps and then drilling him on the ramp. Jose comes to make the save but Mojo turns it around and beats him down at ringside. Mojo lifts Jose and drives him into the edge of the apron. Mojo yells out as the referee warns him to go to the back. Fans boo as the referee checks on Jose.

- Cole leads us to a video package on Ronda Rousey, Nia Jax and Alexa Bliss. Cole shows us the sitdown WWE website interview from earlier today with Rousey and Renee Young. Rousey said she may be suspended from RAW but she's not suspended from Extreme Rules and will be buying a ringside ticket to appear.

Mickie James vs. Nia Jax

We go to the ring and out comes Mickie James with RAW Women's Champion Alexa Bliss at her side. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and out comes Nia Jax to the stage. Jax takes the mic and says she hoped she was done with Bliss after WrestleMania 34 but she was wrong. Then she squashed her like the insect she is at Backlash and figured Bliss was behind her forever but she was wrong again. One Money In the Bank cash-in later and they're back where they started but this needs to end. Fans cheer and agree. Jax says at Extreme Rules, with Ronda Rousey sitting at ringside, this will end. Jax says she was with Kurt Angle backstage just now and he confirmed that their match at Extreme Rules will be held under Extreme Rules. As for tonight, Jax says she also has some back-up for this match. The music hits and out comes Natalya. Jax and Natalya head to the ring together as Bliss waits with Mickie.

The bell rings and Mickie comes from behind to attack. Jax fights back and sends Mickie to the mat with a headbutt. Mickie tries coming from behind again as Bliss looks on. Jax rams Mickie back into the corner. Jax with another big power move. Mickie fights back and connects with several kicks. Jax easily turns it back around and Mickie goes to the apron, then to the floor to regroup. Jax follows but Mickie tries running back into the ring. Jax grabs her leg and scoops her onto her shoulders on the floor. Bliss pulls Mickie off Jax's shoulders. Natalya joins Jax and the two teams face off at ringside as we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and Mickie has turned it around. Mickie works on the knees of Jax at ringside. Mickie returns to the ring as the referee counts. Jax makes it back in at the 8 count but Mickie goes right to work on her. Jax tries to fight back but Mickie keeps her down and keeps focusing on the knee. Mickie keeps Jax down with a submission now. Jax tries to fight back and applies a leg scissors. Mickie reaches for the bottom rope and breaks the hold.

They get to their feet and Mickie connects first. Jax mounts some momentum now but is moving slow due to the knee. Jax sends Mickie into the corner but runs into a big boot. Mickie goes to the top but Jax goes for a powerbomb. Mickie counters and lands on her feet. Mickie yells at Jax to get up. Jax catches a kick. Mickie with strikes to the head. Jax powers up and nails a sitdown powerbomb but Bliss gets on the apron to distract the referee from making the pin. Natalya takes Bliss down off the apron. Jax ends up taking advantage of the distraction and hitting a Samoan Drop on Mickie for the pin.

Winner: Nia Jax

After the match, Natalya stands tall with Jax as Bliss recovers on the floor and looks to be bleeding a bit from the nose.

Backstage:

Kevin Owens is backstage asking Jinder Mahal and Sunil Singh for tips on finding inner peace. Charly Caruso interrupts and comments on the match with Braun Strowman, admitting Owens seems a little bit shaken up. Owens says he's thrilled that the match with Strowman is still on and he's not shaken up. Owens says he's fought the monster before and tonight he's going to show the world how you destroy a monster. Owens goes back to breathing exercises with Mahal and Singh. We go to commercial.

- Back from the break and the announcers hype Reigns vs. Lashley at Extreme Rules.

Backstage:

Renee Young is backstage with Lashley now. He says it was kind of good to watch Reigns get the beatdown earlier tonight and he can't wait for Extreme Rules because Reigns has made a name for himself while he's been away, only because he's been away. Lashley says Reigns' yard would be nothing but a small concrete patch in the trailer park if he had been around.

- We go back to the announcers and they run down the Extreme Rules card.

Kevin Owens vs. Braun Strowman

We go to the ring for tonight's main event and out first comes Kevin Owens. We get another look at Owens' car flipped over on last week's RAW. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and Graves hypes Mustafa Ali vs. Buddy Murphy in a No DQ match for tomorrow's 205 Live episode. Owens waits in the ring as Braun Strowman makes his way out for the main event next. Braun is carrying his Money In the Bank briefcase.

The bell rings and Braun sends Owens across the ring and then yells at him. Owens goes to the floor for an early breather. Owens runs away to the back as fans boo. Braun looks on from the ring and the referee starts counting. Owens has been counted out.

Winner by Count Out: Braun Strowman

After the bell, Braun immediately leaves the ring and heads to the back. We see Owens trying to get into his car but he doesn't have the keys. Owens isn't happy. Owens tries to hide in one of the production trucks but it's locked. He finally steps into a portable toilet and hides there. Braun makes his way through the backstage area and makes it known he's looking for Owens. Fans start chanting "Porta Potty" in the arena. Braun walks past the toilet but stops and turns around. Braun disguises his voice and asks if anyone is in there. Owens tells the woman with the deep voice to go away. Braun grabs a roll of duct tape and starts wrapping it around the toilet to keep Owens trapped. Braun says he told Owens he would find him. Owens starts begging him. Braun drags the toilet into the arena as fans cheer. We can hear Owens begging for someone to help him as Braun drags the toilet through the backstage area. Braun has brought the toilet to the stage as some fans chant "this is awesome" now. Braun drags the toilet across the stage and positions it at the edge as fans cheer him on. Braun looks out at the crowd as they chant "yes!" at him. Braun runs across the stage and knocks the toilet off for a big pop. A "holy s--t" chant starts up now as we get replays. We see officials helping Owens out of the toilet now. Owens stumbles out and is covered in blue sludge. Braun looks down from the stage as Rome announces him the winner by count out. Braun poses on the ramp as his music hits. We see officials checking on Owens as Braun stands tall on the ramp. RAW goes off the air.




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