Welcome to this week's WWE Raw "Open Thread" featuring streaming live results and your discussion from the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix.
WWE Raw Results
Monday, July 3, 2017
From the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ
Report by CJ Blaze of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
The show opens with a video package on Enzo and Cass as the two will clash this Sunday at Great Balls of Fire.
Enzo Amore comes out to the ring for a promo. Enzo spit straight fire on his history with Big Cass, and called him a seven-foot catch phrase. Backstage, Big Cass is being interviewed with Enzo runs from behind and ambushes him. Security splits them apart.
1) Sasha Banks & Bayley def. Alexa Bliss & Nia Jax via Banks Statement in 10:10.
Backstage, Kurt Angle hangs up his phone call to talk to Braun Strowman. Braun wants competition tonight.
A video package on Brock Lesnar vs. Samoa Joe airs.
2) Cedric Alexander def. Noam Dar via Lumbar Check in 2:06. Alicia Fox returned to ringside for this match.
The Miz comes out for MizTV with Maryse, Bo Dallas, and Curtis Axel accompanying him. Miz talks about the Ball family before knocking Dean Ambrose. Ambrose comes out and wants another IC Title shot. Heath Slater, with Rhyno, interrupts and claims he has earned the title shot after being the last one to pin Miz. Kurt Angle comes out an announces Miz vs. Dean on Sunday, but Miz will defend against Slater right now.
3) Intercontinental Championship: The Miz (c) def. Heath Slater via Skull Crushing Finale in 12:47. Rhyno, Dallas, and Axel were involved in an altercation/distraction towards the end. Dean Ambrose was on commentary and then made the save after the match. The Miztourage took out Ambrose in the end.
Backstage, Titus O'Neil informs Apollo Crews is facing Braun Strowman later tonight.
Goldust is sitting in the ring for The Shattered Truth. R-Truth appears in the ring after a video package and the two proceed to brawl.
Angle informs Cesaro & Sheamus that they will defend in a 30-minute Iron Man match against The Hardy's this Sunday.
4) Seth Rollins def. Curt Hawkins via pinfall in 8 seconds. Rollins grabbed a mic cuts a promo on Bray Wyatt.
Samoa Joe, Paul Heyman, and Brock Lesnar are backstage (in separate rooms of course) for a live interview. Joe tries to talk to Paul, but Brock interrupts and says he will walk in and out as champ on Sunday. Joe gets mad and leaves his room to find Lesnar. He finds Brock's room but a bunch of security guards drag Joe away before any contact is made.
5) Neville def. Mustafa Ali via submission in 6:21. This was easily match of the night; fantastic work here.
Bray Wyatt cuts a "cryptic" promo.
6) Finn Balor def. Cesaro via Coup de Grace in 15 minutes. The Hardy's were on commentary but came down to ringside to take out Sheamus and Elias Samson.
7) Braun Strowman def. Apollo Crews via 3 running power slams in 4:25. Afterwards, Titus O'Neil got in the ring and took it to Braun, only to get slammed as well.
Strowman grabs Crews and drags him to the ambulance. Crews is tossed inside but the driver isn't taking off. Braun opens the driver door and out pops Roman Reigns! A brawl ensues and Roman spears Braun off the stage onto a table. Braun gets up and tries to walk away as the show fades to black.