Monday, July 30, 2018

WWE RAW Results - July 30, 2018

WWE RAW Results - July 30, 2018
We start off with a graphic in Memory of Nikolai Volkoff and then one in Memory of Brian Christopher.

- We take a look back at last week's match between Bobby Lashley and Roman Reigns to see who would face Brock Lesnar for the Universal Title at SummerSlam.

- We see Brock Lesnar in the back with Paul Heyman.

- We are live from the American Airlines Arena in Miami and we go to the ring where Roman Reigns makes his way to say something.

Roman says every time he comes down here the energy and noise is so loud so he has to give Miami a shout out. If we are giving shout outs, he has to give one to Bob. After going to war with him a few times, he respects Bobby Lashley. That is a lot more than he can say about Brock Lesnar because he has zero respect for that fool. He never shows up and never has time to be here, but he has time to be at the UFC. He has the time to get in the octagon and get in Daniel Cormier's face. Roman says that Brock is here and he won't come into his house and get in his face.

Paul Heyman appears on the stage and he introduces himself. Paul says his client has authorized him to give Roman his appreciation for Roman's victory over Bobby Lashley to face him at SummerSlam. Paul says the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. That is why Paul says that Roman should be in a padded cell, not in the main event for the Universal Title at SummerSlam. You can go on and on and on and on and on about spearing Brock through the cage and that you are the Uncrowned Champion. Paul says this is not a prediction, it is a spoiler. At SummerSlam, Brock Lesnar will put down the Big Dog and go on to UFC and become a two sport champion.

Roman tells Paul to shut up. He says we are here to see Brock Lesnar, so bring him out.

Paul says his client, Brock Lesnar, is here right now in Miami, Florida and he is sitting in the comfort of his locker room and he will come out when he feels like it and if he feels like coming out. Paul tells Roman that at SummerSlam, Brock Lesnar will do...

Roman asks 'will what?' What will Brock do? Will he show up to SummerSlam. Roman says if Brock shows up at SummerSlam. Roman says he will send him back to the UFC but he won't be going back as the Beast, he will be going back as Roman Reigns' bitch. Heyman looks on angry as Reigns drops the mic and fans pop. Heyman returns to the back as Reigns' music hits.

- We see Seth Rollins backstage warming up for tonight's match with Drew McIntyre. We also see Ronda Rousey backstage talking to Natalya. It will be Natalya vs. Alicia Fox later tonight with Rousey and RAW Women's Champion Alexa Bliss in their corners.

Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin

We go to the ring and out comes Finn Balor for tonight's opening match. We go to commercial.

They lock up and Corbin backs Balor into the turnbuckles. Corbin pushes Balor on the break and Balor with a forearm. Corbin throws Balor to the floor and Balor returns to the ring and connects with forearms. Corbin sends Balor to the floor again. Balor with forearms and a side head lock. Corbin with forearms and a back elbow to send Balor to the mat. Balor is put on the turnbuckles and Corbin with a forearm. Balor with forearms and a missile drop kick to send Corbin to the floor. Balor goes to the floor and hits a running forearm. Corbin sends Balor back into the ring and then Balor kicks and punches Corbin.

Corbin sends Balor into the turnbuckles and then he does it again. Balor goes to the apron when Corbin charges into the corner. Balor with a forearm and he tries to send Corbin into the turnbuckles. Corbin clotheslines Balor off the apron as we go to commercial.

We are back and Corbin with a hard Irish whip and then Corbin with a half nelson and chin lock. Balor gets to his feet and he punches Corbin but Corbin sends Balor into the corner. Corbin does the turn around the ring post and hits a clothesline. Corbin with a rear chin lock and he connects with a knee when Balor tries to escape. Balor with a drop kick that sends Corbin to the floor.

Corbin punches Balor and pulls him to the floor and connects with a back drop driver onto the apron. Balor lands on his feet on a power bomb attempt and Balor with a take down and double stomp. Balor chops Corbin as he goes around the ring. Corbin with an Irish whip but Balor floats over. Balor runs into boots from Corbin but Balor with an enzuigiri to send Corbin to the floor. Balor with a plancha onto Corbin as we go to commercial.

We are back and Corbin returns to the half nelson and chin lock. Corbin grabs Balor by the throat but Balor with a rollup for a near fall. Balor with Slingblade and then Balor charges at Corbin and Corbin hits a choke breaker for a near fall. Balor with a DDT and he goes to the apron and hits an enzuigiri. Balor goes up top for the Coup de Grace but Corbin rolls away. Balor lands on his feet and Corbin hits Deep Six but Balor kicks out.

Corbin with a splash into the corner and he hits a second one. Corbin sets for a third but Balor moves and Corbin goes around the post but Balor knows what is coming and he hits a baseball slide. Balor with a running drop kick that sends Corbin into the ringside barrier. Balor with a drop kick that sends Corbin into the turnbuckles and Balor goes up top for Coup de Grace and misses it when Corbin moves. Corbin with End of Days for the three count.

Winner: Baron Corbin

After the match, Corbin stands tall as we go to replays. Corbin leaves up the ramp but stops and looks back at Balor. Corbin enters the ring to attack but Balor tries to fight. Corbin sends Balor out to the floor and works him over against the barrier as fans boo. Corbin raises his arms in the air and smiles, heading to the back as officials check on Balor.

Backstage:

Paul Heyman is backstage telling a staffer to find him a new phone. RAW General Manager Kurt Angle walks up and asks what's this about Brock Lesnar not appearing, he must appear as he's contractually obligated. Heyman says his client fulfilled his obligations when he entered the arena. Heyman says this isn't his problem, it's Angle's problem and if he wants to talk more about it, go to Lesnar's locker room. Angle says no, this is Heyman's problem, not his. Angle threatens to terminate Heyman's contract if Lesnar doesn't come to the ring tonight. Really? Really. Are you serious? I'm dead serious. Heyman huffs & puffs while walking away.

- Still to come, a look back at last week's Evolution announcement. We go to commercial.

- We are back with a look back at last week's announcement about Evolution.

Backstage:

Alicia Fox is getting ready in the back and Alexa Bliss stops by. Alexa tells Fox that her best friend, Mickie James was injured last week so she hand picked Alicia to face Natalya tonight. Now that the rookie is out of detention, she will be in Nattie's corner. Alexa says that she will take care of Ronda. Alexa mentions that Alicia is one of the trailblazers in the women's division. With Evolution around the corner, this is her chance to secure her legacy. Alicia says that she will hurt Natalya so badly that her cats will scream.

Natalya vs. Alicia Fox

We go to the ring and out comes Natalya. She stops on the stage and waits for Ronda Rousey to join her. Rousey comes out to a pop, returning from her storyline suspension. Rousey and Natalya head to the ring together as we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and out comes RAW Women's Champion Alexa Bliss. She stops on the stage and waits for Alicia Fox to join her before they head to the ring.

They lock up and Natalya with a side head lock take down. Alicia with a head scissors and Natalya escapes. Natalya with a shoulder tackle and rollup for a near fall. Alicia with a sunset flip for a near fall. Natalya goes for the Sharpshooter but Alicia gets to the ropes and then goes to the floor. Natalya goes to the apron and then Alicia pulls Natalya off the apron and in the ring skirt. Fox with kicks to Natalya. Alicia gets a near fall.

Alicia with a kick to the hamstring followed by a leg wringer. Alicia with a reverse chin lock. Alicia sends Natalya to the mat and kicks her in the ribs. Alicia with a forearm to the back and she applies an abdominal stretch type move. Natalya with a hip toss but Alicia with a clothesline. Natalya kicks Alicia and then Natalya blocks a kick and sends Alicia face first into the mat. Natalya runs over the back and hits a drop kick followed by a discus clothesline for a near fall. Alicia with a cross body for a near fall. Alicia with a Northern Lights suplex for a near fall.

Alicia kicks at Ronda and Ronda gets on the apron. The referee is distracted and Alexa punches Natalya and Alicia with a boot to the head for the three count.

Winner: Alicia Fox

After the match, Ronda takes off her jacket and chases Alexa into the ring. Ronda with a judo throw to Alexa and then Alicia goes after Ronda. Ronda with a swinging Death Valley Driver. Ronda keeps Alexa in the ringside area. Alicia hits Ronda from behind and sends her into the ringside barrier a few times.

Backstage:

Brock is reading a new magazine while Paul tries to convince Brock to go to the ring. Paul says to think about the t-shirt sales and the money in his pocket. It will mean more subscriptions and increase his importance at SummerSlam. Paul tells Brock he can talk about him becoming a two time UFC champion. Paul says Miami will give Brock Lesnar the conquering hero's welcome that only he deserves.

Brock says Paul does not know how much Paul is getting under his skin. Brock says he does not care about the people and he does not care about being here. Brock asks Paul to get him a steak, medium well with a baked potato and some steamed broccoli.

- Elias is out with his guitar. Back to commercial.

Backstage:

Back from the break and Ronda Rousey is backstage with Natalya and Kurt Angle. Rousey says shes tired of Alexa Bliss, she doesn't want to wait until SummerSlam. Angle announces Rousey's first RAW singles match for next week in Jacksonville, FL, against Fox. Rousey thanks him and says she's glad to be back from suspension.

In the Arena:

We go to the ring and Elias is playing his guitar.

Elias wants to know Who Wants to Walk with Elias. Elias says he is changing people's lives. Elias says he beat out some of the top musical acts with his album. He says it is because WWE stands for Walk With Elias. Elias says he could have gone higher on the charts, but he was interrupted by Bobby Lashley. He must have been in a hurry to embarrass himself and lose to Roman Reigns. Elias tells the people to calm down because this is a city that worships Pitbull and the Rock.

Bobby Lashley interrupts Elias.

Elias wants Bobby's music stopped as Bobby makes his way to the ring oblivious to Elias' presence. Bobby says he is a big fan and since he heard Elias say his name, he wanted a front row seat to listen to what he has to say. Elias says he can see right through Bobby. He knows Bobby does not want to Walk with Elias, he wants to sing with Elias. Bobby says he fights, he does not sing. Elias says for one night, Bobby is going to sing with Elias. He says he will keep it slow and simple, just like Bobby so he can keep up.

Elias hits Bobby with the guitar and then he kicks Bobby. Elias kicks Bobby but Bobby punches Elias. Bobby with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Elias goes to the floor and heads to the back.

Backstage:

Baron Corbin walks in the back and Kevin Owens congratulates Baron for wiping the smile off Finn Balor's face. Kevin says that Baron is now his son's favorite wrestler. He wears a vest around the house. Baron says he is here to inspire. Kevin says this Brock situation is concerning to him. He says Kurt is worried about Stephanie's authority. Kevin says that Braun could cash in his briefcase if Brock goes to the ring and it would keep him from getting his shot at the briefcase. Baron says that it is Kurt's problem and the briefcase is Braun's until Kevin gets his chance at SummerSlam.

- We see what happened last week between Braun Strowman and Jinder Mahal. Braun vs. Mahal is next. We go to commercial.

Jinder Mahal vs. Braun Strowman

Mahal wants Braun to feel the Shanti but Braun wants him to feels these hands. They lock up and Braun sends Jinder to the mat. Kevin Owens shows up at ringside and he has the Money in the Bank briefcase. Strowman punches Mahal and then Strowman goes to the floor to block Owens' escape. The referee makes his count and Braun chases Owens and Owens tosses the briefcase to Sunil and Strowman destroys Sunil. Braun takes his briefcase as he chases Owens up the ramp as the referee makes his ten count.

Winner: Jinder Mahal (by count out)

After the match, Mahal leaves the ring before Strowman returns because he knows his life will be in danger.

- We are in the back and Baron Corbin gives Kurt a phone and it is Stephanie. Kurt says that the people would be disappointed but Stephanie does not care. They need to protect the main event and Kurt tells Stephanie to enjoy the rest of the show. We go to commercial.

Backstage:

We are back and people are talking in the locker room and Mojo Rawley enters. He calls everyone chumps and he says he has been running through the locker room. Mojo says he is calling everyone out. He showed Tyler Breeze and No Way Jose. Mojo says he left Zack Ryder in catering.

Bobby Roode enters and he applauds Mojo. He says it was a fantastic speech and since you want to talk and no one else wants to listen to Mojo. He asks Mojo if he has a problem. Mojo asks Bobby what will he do if he does. Will he catchphrase him into submission? Roode with a double leg take down and then officials make their way into the locker room to separate them.

Apollo Crews vs. Akam (with Rezar)

Akam with a double leg take down and they lock up. Akam with an overhead belly-to-belly throw followed by a biel. Akam with a reverse chin lock and Crews with a jaw breaker. Crews with a sunset flip and kick followed by a thrust kick and boot to the temple. Crews with a flying clothesline. Crews with an enzuigiri and standing moonsault for a near fall. Akam misses a splash into the corner and Crews with a rollup for the three count.

Winner: Apollo Crews

- Next: Seth Rollins vs. Drew McIntyre. Back to commercial.

Seth Rollins vs. Drew McIntyre

They lock up and Drew with kicks and punches in the corner. Drew with punches and an Irish whip but Seth floats over and chops and punches Drew. Seth with a cross body but Drew catches Seth and hits a suplex. Seth rolls to the apron and Drew looks under the ring but Seth kicks Drew away. Seth with a suicide dive but Drew catches Seth and hits a spinebuster into the ringside barrier. Drew catapults Seth's throat into the ring frame.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Rollins with a drop kick to knock Drew off the apron. Rollins with a suicide dive and then he hits a second one. Seth pulls up the ring skirt and he sends Drew into the ring frame. They return to the ring and Seth with a running forearm into the corner and then he goes for a suplex but Drew blocks it. Seth with a knee to block a suplex. Rollins with a Falcon Arrow for a near fall.

Rollins with a thrust kick but Drew with a spinebuster and a near fall. Drew sets for the Future Shock DDT but Rollins escapes and misses an enzuigiri. Drew picks up Rollins for a power bomb but Drew with a rana to counter. Rollins with two super kicks and Drew is down. Seth goes up top but Drew chops Rollins. Drew sets for a super Air Raid Crash and he hits it. Drew gets a near fall. Drew with a running back elbow and then he sets for the wheelbarrow gourdbuster but Rollins counters and gets a near fall.

Rollins with Black Out and Ziggler attacks Rollins and the referee calls for the bell.

Winner: Seth Rollins (by disqualification)

Rollins fights back and he clotheslines Ziggler over the top rope to the floor and hits a suicide dive.

- We take a look back at what has happened tonight with Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman's future.

Backstage:

Kurt Angle and Baron Corbin enter Roman's dressing room and Kurt tells Roman that Stephanie McMahon told Kurt to have Roman removed from the building. Roman does not care but Kurt says Roman will lose his title match if he does not comply. Roman wants to know when will this stop? He says he understands the pressures on Kurt but Kurt has been in his shoes. Roman says he knows how everyone is putting pressure on Kurt. Roman says he is not a yes man.

Baron calls for some officers to remove Roman from the building. Roman leaves the room and gives Kurt a disapproving frown. He sees Baron laugh at him so Roman punches Baron. We go to commercial.

- Back from the break and Brian Kendrick vs. WWE Cruiserweight Champion Cedric Alexander in a non-title match is announced for this week's WWE 205 Live.

In the Arena:

The announcers send us to Charly Caruso in the ring. She introduces RAW Tag Team Champions The B Team and out comes Curtis Axel & Bo Dallas, still celebrating. We see how they retained over Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt last week.

Cathy mentions their 7-0 winning streak and asks about their newfound success. Bo goes on ranting about how this is real. Axel says most people are living their dreams but The B Team is dreaming to live. Yes. Charly asks about Hardy and Wyatt. They call the former champions sore losers and want them to come out because The B Team can beat anyone. The lights go out. The lights come back on and Wyatt & Hardy are in the ring. Charly steps out as the two teams face off. Some fans do the "delete!" chant.

Matt says The B Team's success is a cosmic anomaly. He goes on and Wyatt chimes in next, saying The B Team's dreams aren't real and mean nothing, and can't be touched. But nightmares? Those are real. Wyatt says they are The B Team's nightmare, manifested. Wyatt says they will haunt The B Team until they are finally deleted. The "delete!" chant starts up until the music interrupts and out comes The Revival, Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder. Dash and Dawson knock The B Team and brag on beating Roman Reigns and Bobby Lashley. The Revival wants Wyatt and Hardy to step aside so a couple of real Top Guys can handle business & get the job done. Bo says The B Team will be more than happy to step aside. Bo looks like he attacks but The Revival fights back. The B Team retreats as The Revival goes at it with The Deleters of Worlds. Wyatt and Hardy send The Revival out of the ring as The B Team looks on from the top of the ramp. Matt's music hits as we go to commercial.

Bray Wyatt and Matt Hardy vs. The Revival

The match is joined in progress and Matt sends Dash into the turnbuckles many times. Bray tags in and they hit a double back body drop. Bray with a crab walk and a shoulder tackle. Bray with a head butt to Wilder and Matt gets a near fall. Wilder with elbows and Dawson tags in. Dash with a double leg take down and Dawson with a leg drop to the back of the neck. Scott with a short arm clothesline for a near fall. Dawson with a reverse chin lock. Wilder tags in and he rolls into a reverse chin lock.

Dash sends Matt to the mat and gets a near fall. Matt with punches and a jaw breaker. Dawson tags in and he stops Matt from making the tag. Matt with a Side Effect and both men are down. Wilder and Wyatt tag in and Wyatt with a clothesline and strikes. Wyatt punches Dawson off the apron. Wyatt with a running back elbow. Dawson goes up top and Wyatt catches him but Wilder stops Wyatt. Dawson drop kicks Wyatt and Matt sends Dawson to the floor.

Dawson sends Wyatt into the ringside barrier. Wyatt with a chop to Wilder. Wyatt sets for Sister Abigail but Wilder grabs the hair and hits Bray in the throat. Dawson tags in and they hit Shatter Machine for the count of three.

Winners: The Revival

After the match, The Revival stands tall as their music hits. The B Team stands up at the announce table and taunts them.

Backstage:

Renee Young is backstage with Seth Rollins. She congratulates him on the win and says it must be frustrating dealing with two Superstars. Rollins says it does but they need to know that there is no quitting in him and there's nothing he won't do to get the title back at SummerSlam. Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre suddenly attack Rollins from behind and beat him down. They destroy him and stand over him for a second before officials come in to check on Rollins and they leave.

The Riott Squad vs. Sasha Banks and Bayley

We go to the ring and out comes The Riott Squad - Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan. Ruby Riott is still away recovering from her knee injury. Logan and Morgan hit the ring as we go back to commercial.

Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan vs. Bayley and Sasha Banks

Bayley and Sarah start things off and Sarah with a waist lock take down. Logan with an arm bar. Bayley with a drop toe hold and she sends Sarah into the turnbuckles. Sasha tags in and they send Sarah into the turnbuckles. Sasha with a double knee strike for a near fall. Sasha with an arm bar. Sasha with a forearm and then she hits an arm drag off the ropes followed by a drop kick for a near fall. Sasha with a front face lock and Bayley tags in and gets a rollup for a near fall.

Sarah with forearms and Bayley with a hot shot into the turnbuckles. Bayley with a knee in the corner and Sasha with running knees on the apron.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Logan with a cobra clutch while we see Sasha being worked on during the commercial break. Liv tags in and hits a bulldog for a near fall. Liv with a reverse chin lock. Sasha with a rollup for a near fall. Liv with a double sledge to the back but Sasha sends Liv into the middle rope and Bayley tags in and sends Liv into the ropes and hits a cutter. Bayley with punches and then she hits a running knee to the head. Bayley knocks Sarah off the apron and then Bayley with a shoulder into the corner followed by a back elbow. Liv gets her knees up to stop Bayley.

Bayley with a forearm to Liv on the turnbuckles. Sasha tags in and Bayley with a Frankensteiner and Sasha with Meteora for a near fall when Logan breaks up the cover. Bayley sends Logan to the floor. Sasha with a lungblower and Bayley with a belly-to-belly suplex for the three count.

Winners: Sasha Banks and Bayley

Backstage:

We return to Brock's locker room and Paul re-enters and tries to convince Brock to come out and say hello and good-bye to Miami before they go to get dinner. Paul asks what can go wrong since Roman has been removed from the arena.

Brock asks if Paul got his money. Paul tells Brock that he has a contract with Brock, but he mentions his WWE contract and if he tells Brock if Brock does not go to the ring tonight, Kurt will fire him. Paul asks Brock to go to the ring for a minute, if for no other reason than because you are his friend. Brock tells Paul to get something straight. We aren't friends, you work for him. Brock says he does not work for Paul. Brock wants to know how long has Brock been leeching off him. Brock tells Paul to go out there and do his job. We go to commercial.

In the Arena:

We are back and Kurt Angle makes his way to the ring with Baron Corbin. Kurt reminds Paul of the ultimatum to bring out Brock Lesnar by the end of the show. He reminds Paul that he has already kicked Roman out of the building. Kurt reminds Paul to produce Brock or this is his last night on Raw.

Paul Heyman comes out and he looks defeated. Paul does his introduction in a very low key manner as he approaches the ring. The crowd starts serenading Paul, anticipating that he will not produce his client. Paul says that his client, Brock Lesnar, is not coming out tonight.

Kurt says this is enough. Kurt says a real champion shows up. He defends his title at all costs and goes the extra mile for the WWE Universe. He does things for charities and the community. Brock does none of that. Brock is the worst Universal Champion of all time.

Paul says he is not going to argue with Kurt. He is the worst Universal Champion of all time. Paul says he tried to rehabilitate him. He tried to mold him as a WWE Entertainer. Brock does not respect anyone. Paul says he tried to mold Brock in Kurt's image. Paul says that Brock won't listen to him. Paul says he should not be penalized, it should be Brock who gets punished.

Kurt says Paul is full of crap. Paul says he tried all night long. Brock does not care about any of you. Paul says he respects Kurt and thinks the world of him. Paul says he would like to have a better working relationship with Kurt. Kurt says that Paul's contract is terminated.

Paul holds on to Kurt's leg to beg for mercy when Brock Lesnar's music plays and he makes his way to the ring.

Lesnar marches to the ring and circles it before entering. Heyman laughs and smiles as Lesnar places the title over his shoulder. Heyman raises the title as some fans boo. Lesnar looks over at Corbin and then at Angle, taking the mic. Lesnar asks Angle if he has a problem with him. He asks the same of Corbin. Lesnar scoops Angle and drops him with the F5 out of nowhere.

Corbin looks on and slowly steps through the ropes, making his exit from the ring. Heyman looks down at Angle and laughs at him. Heyman hands the title to Lesnar and Lesnar throws it over his own shoulder. They both look down at Angle and laugh. Lesnar suddenly grabs Heyman by his mouth. Heyman says Brock is hurting him and he can't breathe. Lesnar tells Heyman to look at Angle. Lesnar presses Heyman to the mat and puts a knee on him. Fans do dueling chants for Roman Reigns now. Lesnar lets up off of Heyman and grabs his title, standing tall as his music hits. Heyman recovers on the mat while Angle is still laid out. Lesnar marches up the ramp and looks back at the ring before going to the back. RAW goes off the air.


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