June 12, 2017
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Brock Lesnar & Samoa Joe In-Ring Segment:
Paul Heyman is here to unleash the beast. It’s Samoa Joe’s day of reckoning at the hands of the Undisputed Universal Champion Brock Lesnar. How does this story go? Last week, Heyman showed Samoa Joe the proper respect he thought Joe deserved. He asked for permission to enter Samoa Joe’s ring. Like a shark luring the chum into his ring, Joe took him in and took him out. If that was a legitimate beef, he had that coming, but that was not the case. Joe kicked down the front door of the lair of the beast. Joe put his hands on Brock’s guy. Now, Brock Lesnar has a problem. That problem is with Samoa Joe and it will be solved by the greatest problem solver in WWE history, Brock Lesnar.
Heyman remains steadfast on the fact that Samoa Joe was the worst case scenario for his client. He’s still looking for a real man to put up a fight against Brock Lesnar and be a worthy competitor. How many Samoans have been in this business? Think of all of those accomplishments. They are all related and proud of each other’s accomplishments except for one, Samoa Joe. The one Samoan no one wants to be around.
Heyman calls Joe a mutt whose greatest accomplishment is putting the Coquina Clutch on Paul Heyman. It was like Joe said it would be. He saw a white light and the next thing he knew was that he woke up. What if Joe puts that choke on Brock Lesnar? What happens to the title? Joe will never get that hold on Brock Lesnar because he’s not man enough to apply that hold. Samoa Joe comes out to interrupt Heyman. Joe goes into the ring and headbutts Lesnar. The brawl is on and both men are separated by the entire Raw locker room.
First Match: Dean Ambrose vs. Elias Samson
Samson and Ambrose goes into the collar and elbow tie up. Ambrose drives Samson into the corner. Samson shoves Ambrose away. Ambrose applies a hammer lock, but Samson places his elbow on the top rope to create separation. Samson lands a cheap shot to the nose of Ambrose. Ambrose connects with a spinning back elbow. Ambrose follows that with a knife edge chop. Samson rolls out of the ring. Ambrose lands a series of forearm smashes. Samson responds with a running clothesline for a two count. Samson repeatedly stomps on the chest of Ambrose in the corner. Samson lands a right hand to the gut of Ambrose. Samson applies a rear chin lock. Ambrose finally gets back to a vertical base. Ambrose fights out of the chin lock. Ambrose lands a back suplex. Ambrose goes back to lighting up the chest of Samson. Ambrose ducks a clothesline from Samson and proceeds to land a flurry of running axe handles. Ambrose plants Samson with the Fisherman’s Suplex for a two count. Ambrose lands a running forearm in the corner.
Ambrose goes for the running bulldog, but Samson counters with a big boot. Ambrose tosses Samson out of the ring. Ambrose connects with the Suicide Dive. Ambrose rolls Samson back into the ring. Samson places Ambrose on the top turnbuckle. Samson goes for a SuperPlex, but Ambrose sends him crashing to the canvas. Miz hops on the ring apron to distract Ambrose. Samson from behind goes for a rollup, but Ambrose kicks out at two. Samson shoves Ambrose into the ropes, but Ambrose counters with the Lunatic Lariat. Ambrose heads out of the ring and goes after The Miz. Ambrose sends Miz back first into the ringside barricade. Maryse distracts Ambrose who gets back into the ring at the count of nine. Samson lands a knee drop to the back of Ambrose neck. Samson plants Ambrose with the Reverse Swinging Neck Breaker to pickup the victory.
Winner: Elias Samson via Pinfall
The Miz & Kurt Angle Backstage Segment:
The Miz and Maryse are walking around the backstage area. Kurt Angle wants to know what’s he doing.Miz says Ambrose is lucky because Ambrose ruined his celebration. Miz says Maryse is still angry for what he did to the grandfather clock. That’s not Kurt Angle problem. The only reason why Ambrose was allowed to ruin the celebration was because Kurt was too preoccupied with his personal problems instead of doing his job. What does Miz knows about Kurt’s personal problems? Miz suggests that Kurt should fire or suspend Dean Ambrose. Kurt tells Miz to never speak to him like that again. Kurt says he will do nothing to Dean Ambrose. If Miz has a problem with Dean Ambrose, he needs to do something about it.
Cedric Alexander, Noam Dar and Alicia Fox Segment:
We get a Video Package for Cedric Alexander. This leads us to a backstage confrontation between him and Noam Dar. Alexander tells Dar that he’s done fighting him. Dar was talking to Alicia Fox on FaceTime. Alexander also says that he’s done with his ratchet ex girl-friend. Alicia Fox talks smack to Alexander from Face Time. Alexander says that he’s done with this nonsense, it ends tonight.
Second Match: Cedric Alexander vs. Noam Dar w/Alicia Fox via FaceTime
Fox continues to argue with Dar on FaceTime. Dar refuses to hang up the phone, but Fox won’t shut her trap. Dar places his phone under the turnbuckles. Fox says that Dar is stressing her out. Alexander sets up for the Lumbar Check. Dar argues with the referee before the bell rings. Alexander plants Dar with the Lumbar Check to pickup the victory. After the match, Alicia Fox continues to talk on the phone.
Winner: Cedric Alexander via Pinfall
– Roman Reigns will be making a major announcement regarding his plans at SummerSlam on next week’s edition of RAW!!
Bray Wyatt & Seth Rollins In-Ring Promo:
Humanity is guilty for mistaking intelligence for ignorance. The world is ending and collapsing under the weight of its own sin. Bray knows that he’s the only one who can save you. Bray is here. Those who deny Bray Wyatt will be judged. Those people who sit in pathetic apathy will suffer their guilt. Bray will punish those who use blasphemous rhetoric towards his good name. Just like Seth Rollins, Bray has it all figured out. He has all the answers. Rollins lives in a glass house with the blueprints of the architect blocking out the sun. It only took one dose of his truth to bring that house down. Rollins will be picking out shards of glass from his soul for eternity due to his transgression. Due to Rollins ignorance and dependence on humanity will set the way that you will live by.
If you take Bray’s name in vain, you will fall. Seth Rollins comes out to interrupt Bray Wyatt. Rollins wants to clarify something so they are on the same page. Bray cost him his match last week because he called Bray a couple of names? He can get under Bray’s skin for that? What Rollins said last week wasn’t blasphemy, it was the truth. By calling him out, it forces Bray into the light. Bray prefers to hide in the shadows and attack when necessary. That makes Bray Wyatt a coward. Rollins dares Bray to prove him wrong. Rollins pride will betray him. His arrogance is all over the place. When Rollins look at his reflection in the mirror, he sees the man. When Bray looks at Rollins, he sees a man who’s beneath him. Rollins doesn’t want this fight because his power is more than he can fathom. Rollins found the will to slay a king. The lights go out on the Cajundome and Bray appears on the titantron. Now Rollins will have to face his hear, RUN !
Third Match: Kalisto vs. Apollo Crews w/Titus O’Neil & Akira Tozawa
Crews applies a waist lock. Kalisto responds with a side headlock. Kalisto kicks Crews in the chest. Kalisto connects with the Tilt-A-Whirl Head Scissors. Kalisto ducks a clothesline from Crews. Kalisto handsprings over Crews. Crews responds with a shoulder block for a two count. Crews follows that with a snap suplex for a one count. Crews floats over into a Front Face Lock.
Crews drives Kalisto head to the canvas. Kalisto responds with a boot to the face. Kalisto lands a enziguri from a ring apron. Kalisto drops Crews with a Spike Hurricanrana for a two count. Kalisto sets up for the Salida Del Sol, but Crews counters with a rollup for a two count. Kalisto goes for a HandSpring Cutter, but Crews counters with a Twisting SitOut Powerbomb to pickup the victory. After the match, Crews and Titus celebrates with Akira Tozawa.
Winner: Apollo Crews via Pinfall
The Miz, Heath Slater and Rhyno Backstage Segment:
The Miz is trying to recruit Heath Slater to his entourage. Miz says that Kurt Angle has done a horrible job of showcasing Heath Slater’s talent. When Slater was a kid going to WWE events, all he wanted to do was to become the Intercontinental Champion.
If Slater joins Miz’s entourage, he’ll get a shot at the Intercontinental Title someday. Rhyno says Slater has a partner. Slater can eat caviar with stars or eat string cheese with Rhyno. Miz needs to find a tag team partner because Rhyno is going to find Kurt Angle to make a tag match for tonight.
Alexa Bliss, Nia Jax, Mickie James, Dana Brooke, Emma and Sasha Banks In-Ring Promo:
Last week at Extreme Rules, Alexa Bliss defeated Bayley to retain her Women’s championship. Instead of having a celebration worthy of a champion, she had to defend her title against Nia Jax. It was so unfair. Tonight, she has no obligation to defend her prestigious title. Bliss brings up the first Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match on Sunday, but that’s on Sunday. The goddess is here to honor you with her presence. Nia Jax comes out to interrupt Alexa Bliss. Nia deserved that title opportunity, Bliss promised her. Bliss should’ve been thrilled to have a title match against Nia. She wanted a match for the ages that people could watch over and over on the WWE Network. That moment was stolen by Mickie James and Dana Brooke.
Why is Bliss being held accountable for their actions? They’re the real problem. Mickie James and Dana Brooke come out. Mickie calls Bliss a dwarf and reminds her that she’s a six time champion so she has a long way to go before she reaches her territory. Mickie asks Dana if Bliss said it was unfair that Nia Jax was getting a title opportunity. We have a Nia Jax problem. Bliss wants everyone to calm down.
Bliss wants Nia to consider the sources. Bliss calls Dana Brooke the epitome of a disgruntled worker. Mickie James is someone whose spotlight is fading by the second. These two will say anything to get attention. Emma makes her return to the red brand. Everybody can put the spotlight where it belongs because Emma is back. She’s ready for her rightful place at the top of the Raw Women’s Division. Bliss is upset because everybody is stealing their spotlight. Sasha Banks joins the conversation as well. Sasha says that Bliss has this all twisted. To be a champion, you need to prove you are the best day in and day out. Bliss has a ring full of women ready to throw it down. All Bliss want to do is come out every single week and yapping her mouth. Sasha says that she’ll show Bliss how a boss throws a party. We have ourself a pier six brawl.
Fourth Match: Sasha Banks, Mickie James and Dana Brooke vs. Alexa Bliss, Emma and Nia Jax
Bliss and Brooke starts things off. Bliss has Brooke trapped in a rear chin lock. Brooke gets back to a vertical base. Bliss continues to cut the ring in half. Bliss drives Brooke head to the canvas. Bliss rams her knee across the back of Brooke’s neck. Bliss tags in Emma. Emma repeatedly stomps on Brooke back. Emma connects with a suplex for a two count. Emma follows that with a basement dropkick. Emma transitions into a ground and pound attack. Emma applies a rear chin lock. Emma lands a clubbing blow to the back of Brooke.
Brooke responds with a big boot to the chest of Emma. Emma kicks Brooke in the midsection. Emma knocks Mickie off the ring apron. Brooke tags in Sasha. Sasha clears the ring. Sasha shoves Emma into Nia Jax. Emma responds with a elbow strike. Emma goes for the tag, but Alexa Bliss walks out of the match. Sasha connects with a neck breaker for a two count. Mickie gets Nia Jax in a Sleeper Hold. Mickie SuperKicks Nia Jax. Mickie tosses Nia out of the ring and connects with a flying seated senton. Emma rolls Sasha up for a two count. Sasha gets Emma trapped in the Bank Statement which forces Emma to tap out.
Winner: Sasha Banks, Mickie James and Dana Brooke via Submission
Corey Graves Interview with Bayley
Fifth Match: Heath Slater & Rhyno vs. The Miz & The Bear w/Maryse
Miz is talking smack to the Bear. Slater rolls Miz up from behind for a two count. Miz goes for a right hand, but Slater counters with a series of right hands. Slater lands a deep arm-drag. Slater and Rhyno drops Miz with a double back elbow strike. Rhyno drops Miz with a running shoulder tackle. Rhyno connects with a Corner Spear. Rhyno clotheslines Miz for a two count. Slater ascends to the top rope and connects with a flying axe handle to the back. Slater drops Miz with the Flap Jack. The Bear tags himself in. The Bear slaps Slater in the face. The Bear gets Slater trapped in the Bear Hug.
Slater attacks the kidney of The Bear. The Bear tags in The Miz. Miz attacks The Bear on the outside. Miz is still paranoid over the fact he thinks The Bear is Dean Ambrose. Miz rips off the bear mask again, but he’s a very tall independent wrestler. Rhyno rolls Miz back into the ring. Slater drops Miz with a leg lariat. Dean Ambrose rolls back into the ring dressed as The Bear. Ambrose plants Slater with the Dirty Deeds. Miz finally realizes that The Bear is Ambrose. Miz accidentally knocks Maryse off the ring apron. Miz turns around and Ambrose plants Miz with the Dirty Deeds. Ambrose places Slater over Miz’s body to score the pinfall. After the match, Ambrose puts the Bear Mask on Miz’s head.
Winner: Heath Slater & Rhyno via Pinfall
– Big Cass is laid out again by The Revival in the Backstage Area, but he refuses to listen to the medical team because he has a tag team match going on with The Club.
– We get a Video Package on the Rivalry between The Hardy Boyz and Cesaro/Sheamus
— WWE (@WWE) June 13, 2017
– Neville was supposed to have a non-title match with Rich Swann. Neville immediately attacks Swann before the bell rings. Neville bounces Swann head off the ring apron. Neville whips Swann back first into the barricade. Neville locks in the Rings of Saturn and Swann passes out. After the beatdown, Neville gets on the mic and runs down his previous challengers. Neville sends a stern warning to Akira Tozawa.
Sixth Match: Enzo & Big Cass vs. The Club
Cass and Anderson starts things off. Cass is mauling Anderson in the corner. Cass is struggling to keep his balance. Cass lands a clubbing blow to the midsection of Anderson. Cass whips Anderson back first into the turnbuckles. Cass connects with the side slam. Cass continues the onslaught with the Empire Elbow. Cass tags in Enzo. Enzo with a flurry of jabs of Anderson. Enzo kicks Gallows off the ring apron. Anderson drops Enzo with a running knee strike.
Anderson stomps on Enzo’s head. Anderson irish whips Enzo to the corner. Enzo responds with a boot to the jaw. Enzo goes for the tag, but Cass is stalling on the outside. Anderson tags in Gallows. Enzo sides steps Gallows into the turnbuckles and lands another boot in the corner. Enzo goes for a Missile Dropkick, but Gallows counters with a Thrust Kick in mid-air. The Club plants Enzo with the Magic Killer to pickup the victory. After the match, The Club goes for the Magic Killer again, but The Big Show comes down to the ring to make the save.
Winner: The Club via Pinfall
Big Show & Enzo Backstage Segment:
Seventh Match: Cesaro & Sheamus (c) vs. The Hardy Boyz in a Two Out Of Three Falls Match for the WWE RAW Tag Team Championship
Sheamus and Matt starts things off. Sheamus goes for a Brouge Kick, but Matt ducks out of the way. Matt connects with a running bulldog for a one count. Matt tags in Jeff. The Hardyz lands The Poetry in Motion. Matt follows that with a Side Effect. Jeff continues the onslaught with a running splash for a two count as Cesaro breaks up the pin attempt. Matt with a back bodydrop that sends Crashing to the outside. Cesaro knocks Matt off the ring apron. Jeff goes for the Twist of Fate, but Sheamus blocks it. Sheamus with a Reverse Brouge Kick to Jeff Hardy in the corner to score the first pinfall of the match.
Cesaro & Sheamus leads 1-0
Sheamus is grounding Jeff with a rear chin lock. Sheamus plants Jeff with the Irish Curse Backbreaker for a two count. Sheamus stomps on the midsection of Jeff. Sheamus goes for the Texas Cloverleaf, but Jeff fights him off. Jeff kicks Sheamus out of the ring. Jeff with a spinning heel kick to Sheamus. Cesaro and Matt are tagged in. Matt headbutts Cesaro.
Matt repeatedly bounces Cesaro head on all of the turnbuckle pads. Matt connects with a corner clothesline. Cesaro blocks a running bulldog. Cesaro follows that with a uppercut. Matt responds with a Tornado DDT for a two count. Matt drops Sheamus with the Side Effect on the ring apron. Matt plants Cesaro with the Twist of Fate to tie things up in this matchup.
Tied Ball Game at 1-1
Matt goes for a flying axe handle off, but Cesaro counters with a uppercut in mid-air. Cesaro tags in Sheamus. Sheamus kicks Matt in the back. Sheamus knocks Jeff off the ring apron. Sheamus lands a vicious boot to the chest of Matt Hardy for a two count. Sheamus tags in Cesaro. They are cutting the ring in half. Sheamus dumps Jeff out of the ring again. Cesaro goes for the Neutralizer, but Matt blocks it. Cesaro gets Matt trapped in the Sharpshooter, but Matt reaches the bottom rope to create separation. Matt with a inside cradle for a two count. Matt follows that with a clothesline. Jeff and Sheamus are tagged.
Jeff fires up with a series of running axe handles followed by a basement dropkick. Jeff connects with the Twist of Fate for a two count. Matt tosses Cesaro out of the ring. Cesaro drives his knee to the gut of Matt. Sheamus sends Jeff face first into the top rope. Cesaro uppercuts Jeff behind the referee’s back. Sheamus goes for the cover, but Jeff kicks out at two. Cesaro whips Matt back first into the ringside barricade. Jeff sends Sheamus shoulder first into the steel ring post. Jeff connects with the Swanton Bomb. Jeff goes for the cover, but Cesaro drags Sheamus out of the ring. Jeff drops Cesaro with a Flying Crossbody off the ring apron. The Hardyz, Sheamus and Cesaro brawls at the ringside area, but unfortunately both teams were counted out. After the match, Jeff connects with a flying crossbody off the top turnbuckle onto Sheamus and Cesaro
Winner: Still WWE RAW Tag Team Champions, Sheamus and Cesaro via Double Countout
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