Tonight's edition of Monday Night RAW emanates from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida and is headlined by a pair of Championship bouts.
Before the show begins, let's take a look at what tonight has in-store...
- Asuka & Sasha Banks Battle To Decide Who Is The Rightful RAW Women's Champion
- Drew McIntyre Faces Dolph Ziggler In A Non-Title Affair
- Randy Orton Kicks-off RAW By Announcing His Next Target
- Rey Mysterio's Son, Dominik Confronts Seth Rollins
- Andrade & Angel Garza Battle Cedric Alexander & Ricochet and The Viking Raiders With An Opportunity To Face The RAW Tag Team Champions, The Street Profits At SummerSlam
The show begins as the commentary team of Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton & Samoa Joe run down the events of the evening and out comes 'The Legend Killer', Randy Orton, fresh-off of his win over Big Show, last week in an 'Unsanctioned Match' as we see a video package of that aforementioned match, last week.
Orton says over the years he's had several nicknames...the Apex Predator, The Viper and The Legend Killer and then runs down his accolades, including being the youngest World Champion in WWE history and then says legends such as The Rock and Stone Cold can't hold a candle to his accolades and longevity. Randy then says he can do whatever, to whomever and that'll never change...but something is missing...and that's the WWE Championship...so that means he must call-out Drew McIntyre...and 10-years ago, Drew's head was so far up his ass that he got himself fired...but then he finally smartened up and was able to get back into the WWE and then earn the NXT Championship and eventually the WWE Championship. Orton says McIntyre earned his respect by beating Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania in quick, convincing fashion for the WWE Title...but there's only one problem...Drew has what he wants...the WWE Championship...and he wants a WWE Title match at SummerSlam...and when he RKO's him...he'll never see it coming.
Orton walks off and Nia Jax comes out. Nia says she heard Orton talking about wanting the WWE Title...and she knows how he feels because she wants the RAW Women's Championship, which she feels was stolen from her because of bad officiating. Shayna Baszler interrupts Nia and says nobody gives a damn what she has to say and the two begin brawling until officials break it up and we head to a commercial break.
The RAW Tag-Team Champions, Street Profits are in the ring and they introduce the 3-teams that will be competing in a triple-threat tag-team match to face them for the titles at SummerSlam, in 3 weeks. The 3 teams make their way to the ring, the Champs join the commentary team and the match is set to get underway after a commercial break.
- RAW Tag-Team Championships, # 1 Contender's Triple-Threat Tag-Team Match - Andrade & Angel Garza (with Zelina Vega) vs Cedric Alexander & Ricochet vs Viking Raiders
Highlights (Andrade & Angel Garza vs Cedric Alexander & Ricochet vs Viking Raiders)
Result - Angel Garza & Andrade defeat Cedric Alexander & Ricochet & Viking Raiders
Shayna Baszler vs Nia Jax was scheduled to happen next but right after the bell rings, the 2 ladies brawl outside the ring and the the match ends in a double count-out and they both continue brawling and taking out WWE officials until more officials come down and are able to get it under control.
We then see a video package of the 'Eye For An Eye' match between Seth Rollins & Rey Mysterio at Extreme Rules, 2 weeks ago before we see Seth Rollins & Murphy, backstage. Murphy asks Rollins if he thinks Mysterio's son, Dominik will even show up, tonight...Rollins says he knows he will...and the greater good will be handled no matter what as we head to a commercial break.
After the break, Seth Rollins & Murphy make their way down to the ring and Rollins says after what happened at Extreme Rules, he should be happy...but he's not...because he didn't want to do this to Rey or his family...but for the greater good he had too.
R-Truth met with Mustafa Ali backstage calling him "Mufasa" and asking if he has his eyes on the 24/7 title. Ali replies with no but he is set to have a match with Bobby Lashley.
We go to commercial break and come back to the MVP lounge with "The Hurt Business". Ali comes to the ring and banters with MVP over their win last week with Ricochet and Alexander over the Hurt Business. Ali is offered a spot in The Hurt Business and he rejects the offer.
- Mustafa Ali vs. Bobby Lashley
Winner: Bobby Lashley via Submission using the Full Nelson
Sasha Banks vs. Asuka (Raw Women's Championship)
Winner: Sasha Banks