Good evening and welcome back to another action-packed Monday Night of Raw! With Super Showdown approaching, who will gain momentum coming into the PPV? Stay tuned!
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Dean Ambrose comes to start the show off. He's talking about last week when Strowman and the tag champs put it in his head that he doesn't have a title. Ambrose doesn't want to leave The Shield no matter what because they're a brotherhood. Corbin comes out and addresses Ambrose. He gives him options on what matches Ambrose could have, face Rollins for his title, Reigns for his title or Braun Strowman. Ambrose said he wants Corbin. Corbin denies and puts him up against Strowman.
Braun Strowman vs. Dean Ambrose
Sorry ladies and gentlemen, due to technical difficulties, we're just gaining access to cover Raw. For a lot of this match, Dean Ambrose took the fight to the big man. Strowman just wouldn't allow Ambrose to keep up in this one.
They landed on the outside and Strowman ran straight through The Lunatic. He threw him right back in the ring and delivered the Powerslam. As he picked him up one more time for another one, Roman Reigns' music hits! He has that look in his eyes and is ready to fight.
Winner by DQ: Braun Strowman
Reigns and Strowman threw fists until Strowman came across Rollins as well. The Shield threw him out of the ring and The Wolfpack, Ziggler & McIntyre, came out. Baron Corbin interrupted and refused to let them fight. He announced that since they want to fight, Rollins takes on McIntyre later tonight while Reigns will face Ziggler up next!
Tension built up between Rollins and Ambrose backstage as Ambrose was getting looked at by the doctor. He told Rollins that he could be the Intercontinental Champion right now and walked away.
Roman Reigns vs. Dolph Ziggler
Reigns was willing to put the Universal Championship on the line. Corbin came back out and said it's a non-title match. Ziggler went right at Reigns as the bell rang and is going to work, using that "show-off energy" to break The Big Dog down.
Reigns tried to turn the tables but Ziggler stopped the momentum, locking him in the headlock to wear him down. Ziggler is looking great tonight! Reigns tried to turn it around again but Ziggler, once again, stops him. He ends up ringside. Ziggler put his famous DDT on Reigns to lay him out! He gets the champ back in the ring and goes for the fameasser for the nearfall.
Out of the break, Reigns is looking like he's in deep trouble as Ziggler is still wearing him down. He's trying to get to his feet, breaks the hold! Reigns starts picking up the energy and is hearing it from the WWE Universe. He sets up for the Superman Punch, Ziggler moves and rolls him up, pulling the tights for the 2 count. Ziggler comes back and hits the Zigzag with another nearfall! My goodness!
What can keep the champ down? He won't stop breathing! Ziggler sets up for Sweet Chin Music but Reigns comes with the Superman Punch out of nowhere. Ziggler kicks out at 2!! What more can Reigns do now? What's next? He goes to set up for the spear, Ziggler went over the top of Reigns for the pin and the 2 count. Reigns jumps up and delivers the spear for the win! What a match!!
Winner by pinfall: Roman Reigns
Up next, Ronda Rousey is in action! The Bellas will be at her side tonight.
Ronda Rousey w/ The Bella Twins vs. Ruby Riott w/ The Riott Squad
Starting off, Riott figured out the power of Rousey. She had to regroup with her squad. Rousey goes to work when Riott re-enters and Riott, once again, goes to regroup! Rousey follows her outside of the ring but this was really an advantage for Riott.
Riott runs Rousey into the ringpost and then into the barricade. She's wearing the champ out now! Rousey just can't seem to gain an advantage. Riott has been looking crafty in this one so far. She sets up for the Riott Kick and Rousey catches her. Rousey is done playing games! She delivers the gutwrench powerbomb. Sarah Logan goes for a distraction and Riott rolls her up at the tights and the nearfall. Rousey drops Riott off in the armbar for the victory!
Winner by submission: Ronda Rousey
Rousey and The Bella Twins will see The Riott Squad in Australia this weekend at Super Showdown.
Later tonight, we will see "The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels.
Next, Bobby Roode is in action, seeking revenge on Konnor of The Ascension from his assault last week.
Bobby Roode w/ Chad Gable vs. Konnor w/ Viktor
Starting off, Roode is looking like the veteran that he is! Konnor quickly turns it around and is going to work on The Glorious One, using that power against him. Konnor is completely applying the pressure on Roode, wearing him down. Roode wants to get to his feet, trying to get back in it but Konnor knocks him back down. Roode turns the corner and is building the momentum. Viktor came around the ring and took out Gable, distracting Roode. Konnor capitalizes and delivers the gutwrench for the win.
Winner by pinfall: Konnor
Alexa Bliss is blessing us with her segment, "A Moment of Bliss." Giving us a brief history of her love of wrestling. She states how Trish Stratus disrespected her as a kid, refusing to sign her autograph book. At WWE Evolution, Trish Stratus returns to the ring to take on Alexa Bliss! I'm sure a lot of us can't wait for that.
Up next....The B-Team are in action....
The Revival vs. The B-Team
Both teams are displaying that beautiful opposing chemistry. Scott Dawson picked up the edge really quickly, knocking Axel to his feet and wearing the arm down. As Axel gets to his feet, Dawson tags Wilder in and Wilder picks up where his partner left off.
The WWE Universe are behind The B-Team but Axel can't get Wilder off his arm. He knocks Dawson off to break the hold but Dawson tags Wilder in, Axel goes for the hot tag. Bo Dallas brings the fire! The Revival knock him off and go up top. Dallas gets the knees up and rolls up Wilder for the pin and win while Axel holds Dawson down.
Winners by pinfall: The B-Team
After the match, AoP came out and put the beatdown on The B-Team. They just made a big statement on the former tag champs.
Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose are backstage addressing the ending to Dean's match tonight. Dean didn't need Reigns' help. Ambrose made it a point that he could be the Universal Champion right now.
Tonight, we get to hear from "HBK" Shawn Michaels!
Seth Rollins vs. Drew McIntyre
Rollins tries to use that athleticism to his advantage but McIntyre is showing that power. Rollins was looking pretty good early on but Drew is too big for him! Drew came back pretty viciously against the IC champ, laying waste to him! My goodness someone give this man a title shot.
Out of the break, Rollins is fighting his way back into this one. He's picking the energy up but McIntyre is able to match it. They get up top and McIntyre wants to drop him off. Rollins comes back and sets up for the Curb Stomp. Ziggler interferes and Rollins goes after him. Ziggler moves and McIntyre capitalizes for the win!
Winner by pinfall: Drew McIntyre
The tag champs attack the IC champ. Roman Reigns comes to his brother's rescue but is quickly distracted as Strowman's music hits. The attack is on! Dean Ambrose comes out to help his brothers. The heels quickly conquer and destroy The Shield, coming out on top. Who can stop these three guys?
Tonight, we will see Shawn Michaels before this weekend's event between The Deadman and The Game.
Also, Bobby Lashley and Kevin Owens will go at it before this weekend's show.
Before tonight's match, KO and Elias are in the ring addressing the crowd through what seemed like a song. Elias hit a nerve on the Seattle crowd when he said things "don't make sense like Seattle having a basketball team." The crowd has been booing over the top of their voices for some minutes now. The louder Elias and KO got, the louder the crowd got.
They can't even talk to the WWE Universe because they're still booing! These guys can't even get a grasp of the WWE Universe in Seattle. KO and Elias have to talk even louder and enunciate all of their words so that the people at home can hear. They finally made their address towards Lashley.
Lio Rush's music hit and he's on his way to talk! The Man of the Hour is here! He finally introduced Bobby Lashley and here he comes!
Bobby Lashley w/ Lio Rush vs. Kevin Owens w/ Elias
Lashley and Owens have been waiting to face each other. They both are working hard for the advantage in this one. Lashley gets control of KO and is going to work! Right now, it's looking like the Bobby Lashley Show. KO is trying to get back in the fight but Lashley is just too strong! KO turned the tables and started to bring Lashley down.
Out of the break, KO is wearing Lashley down. He's going to work on him, looking like the former Universal Champion that he is! Lashley fights his way back and picks up the momentum. Elias attacked Rush at ringside which caused the distraction to Lashley. KO rolled Lashley up to secure the win.
Winner by pinfall: Kevin Owens
After the match, Elias and KO attacked Lashley and laid Lio Rush to waste. They gained a lot of the momentum heading into Australia.
We will still hear from Shawn Michaels, addressing the match between Triple H and The Undertaker this weekend.
Up next, Bayley will take on Alicia Fox in singles' action.
Bayley w/ Finn Balor vs. Alicia Fox w/ Jinder Mahal
This is a pretty odd final match of the night. The crowd seems surprisingly into it though. Alicia Fox quickly starts to wear the former Women's Champion down. Bayley tries to fight her way back into the match. She picks up the energy! Jinder Mahal tries to stop Bayley's momentum but Bayley kicks him away and it's Finn Balor to the rescue with the slingblade! Foxy goes for a big boot and Bayley counters with the Bayley-to-Belly for the win!
Winner by pinfall: Bayley
Shawn Michaels is on his way to the ring! He made it a point that The Undertaker made this whole feud between him and The Game personal. Kane's music hit and he appeared behind HBK! Triple H comes to HBK's rescue. The Undertaker comes to his brother's rescue! Kane and The Undertaker and they lay waste to DX! The Brothers of Destruction stand tall before the final showdown between Taker and HHH this weekend.
Hope you all enjoyed the show! Join us tomorrow for the final Smackdown Live before the Super Showdown. Have a good rest of your night tonight! Good night Wrestling World!