Welcome to this week's WWE Raw "Open Thread" featuring streaming live results and your discussion from the O2 Arena in London.
WWE Raw Results
Monday, May 8, 2017
From the O2 Arena in London, England
Report by CJ Blaze of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
The show opens with Dean Ambrose speaking to Kurt Angle on the phone backstage. Ambrose heads out to the ring for an announcement. Dean announces Angle won't be here tonight, but Dean has been named GM for the night. The Miz interrupts. Dean tells Miz he has an elaborate plan for tonight. Miz cuts him off to reveal he just got off the phone with Stephanie McMahon. Ambrose and Miz will be co-managing tonight's show.
Ambrose offers a handshake from Miz when Braun Strowman makes his way down to the ring with his left arm in a sling. Braun reiterates that he is going to end Roman Reigns. When he's done with Roman, he's gunning for Brock Lesnar. Kalisto interrupts and says he's not done with Braun. Kalisto demands Dean to give him a match, so he books it. Ambrose also books Miz vs. Finn Balor... next!
1) Finn Balor def. The Miz via Coup de Grace in 12 minutes. Miz originally announced himself as the winner, but Ambrose came out to announce the match would re-start with Maryse banned from ringside.
Backstage, Nia Jax tells Alexa Bliss that she's next in line after Bayley. Bliss tells Nia she'll work something out with Angle. Until then, Nia will be Alexa's new friend.
2) Alexa Bliss def. Mickie James via pinfall in 9 minutes. Nia was in Alexa's corner, while Bayley came out with Mickie. Afterwards, Nia attacked Mickie in the ring.
Backstage, Miz and Ambrose talk with a producer and then argue about booking. Miz books Dean vs. Bray Wyatt.
Samoa Joe is interviewed about costing Seth Rollins last week. Rollins interrupts and they begin brawling. Security splits them apart.
3) Braun Strowman vs. Kalisto barely gets started when Roman Reigns comes out. Reigns and Strowman brawl in and out of the ring. Reigns takes a chair to the injured arm on the ring steps. Braun retreats through the crowd.
Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe is set for later. Backstage, Goldust and R-Truth discuss the upcoming turmoil match and their history.
4) #1 Contender's Tag Team Turmoil:
- Cesaro & Sheamus def. Enzo & Big Cass via submission in 6:47
- Cesaro & Sheamus def. Heath Slater & Rhyno via pinfall in 2:00
- Cesaro & Sheamus def. Gallows & Anderson via Brogue Kick in 8:00
- Cesaro & Sheamus def. R-Truth & Goldust via roll-up in 4:20
After the final match, Sheamus and Cesaro attack The Golden Truth until The Hardy Boyz run out to make the save.
5) Seth Rollins def. Samoa Joe by DQ in 15 minutes when Rollins was sent into an exposed turnbuckle on purpose. Joe continued the attack after the bell was rung.
6) TJP def. Jack Gallager via dirty roll-up in 3 minutes. Neville was on commentary for the match as it looks like TJP will be receiving a title shot soon. After the match, TJ puts Jack in the knee bar until Austin Aries makes the save.
7) Sasha Banks def. Alicia Fox via pinfall in 2:45. Fox's shoulder briefly came up during the cover, which the commentators were quick to point out.
8) Bray Wyatt def. Dean Ambrose via Sister Abigail in 15 minutes. The Miz left commentary to cost Ambrose the match and then attacked him afterwards.
Ambrose defends against Miz next week.