July 24, 2017
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Kurt Angle, Braun Strowman, Samoa Joe and Roman Reigns In-Ring Segment:
This private matter with Jason Jordan has affected Kurt Angle’s ability to act as Raw General Manager. Angle talks about the newest member of the Raw Roster, Jason Jordan. He was terrified at first, but when he saw Jordan make his way down the aisle, he knew he made the right decision. He’s had the opportunity to go down memory lane with son. Angle announces that Jason Jordan will be making his RAW In-Ring Debut. Angle gave Samoa Joe and Roman Reigns the opportunity to see who would face Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam, but all hell broke loose. Just as Angle is about to making a major SummerSlam Announcement, Braun Strowman comes out to interrupt Angle. Strowman says that he should be the number one contender to the WWE Universal Championship or else. Unlike Roman Reigns and Samoa Joe, he won at Great Balls of Fire. Braun doesn’t fear Brock Lesnar, Brock fears him. At SummerSlam, he’ll break Brock in half to become the next Universal Champion. Samoa Joe joins the conversation. Fortunate for Strowman, they haven’t crossed paths too many times. Joe goes on to introduces himself to Strowman. He’s the man who tamed the beast and was within seconds of putting to sleep at Great Balls of Fire.
Joe doesn’t fear either Brock Lesnar or Braun Strowman. The only reason Joe is giving Strowman a pass for what he did last week was because it kept Roman Reigns from being choked out for the third straight time. The decision is right afront of Angle according to Joe. Strowman and Reigns need to finish what they started. Joe wants Angle to give him Brock Lesnar. Roman Reigns walks down to the ring. It’s funny that Joe talks about what he almost did because he hasn’t done anything here. As a matter of fact, neither Samoa Joe or Braun Strowman done anything in the WWE. After 5 years, Reigns was a 3 Time WWE World Heavyweight Champion, US Champion, Tag Team Champion, Royal Rumble Winner and he’s been part of five WrestleMania’s in which three of them, he’s main evented. At this year’s WrestleMania, he retired The Undertaker. Angle backs Reigns away from Samoa Joe.
Angle has changed his mind again. At SummerSlam, Brock Lesnar will put his WWE Universal Championship on the line in a Fatal Four Way Match against Samoa Joe, Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns. Angle starts walking out, but Joe starts yelling at him. Joe says that he’s the only deserving challenger, but Angle’s decision is final. The only thing that Strowman cares about is, piling up bodies. After telling Strowman to shut up, Reigns starts landing a series of right hands. Joe and Reigns are double teaming Strowman. Reigns Spears Joe and Strowman in the corner. Strowman launches a dozen of security members out of the ring. The locker room comes down to the ring to drag Joe away from Strowman after locking in the Coquina Clutch. Strowman plants Reigns with the Running PowerSlam.
First Match: Elias Samson vs. Finn Balor in a No Disqualification Match
Balor throws his leather at Samson immediately after the bell rings. Balor is mauling Samson in the corner. Balor drives his knee to the gut of Samson. Balor tosses Samson out of the ring. Balor connects with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Balor rolls Samson back into the ring. Balor drops Samson with a running forearm to the back of Samson’s neck. Coming out of the commercial break, Balor drives Samson sternum first into the ringside barricade. Balor repeatedly bounces Samson’s head on the barricade. Balor tosses Samson back into the ring. After running the ropes, Samson connects with a clothesline. Samson with a clubbing axe handle to the back of Balor. Samson repeatedly stomps on Balor’s shoulder. Samson drives Balor’s injured shoulder to the ring apron. Samson is grounding Balor in the middle of the ring. Samson with a snap mare takeover followed by a knee drop. Samson whips Balor’s shoulder to the steel ring post. Samson grabs a steel chair. Balor lands a forearm smash. Samson responds with a boot to the midsection. Samson goes for a Sunset Flip, but Balor counters with a Basement Dropkick.
Samson lands another snap mare takeover. Samson starts applying more pressure to the injured shoulder of Balor. Samson irish whips Balor to the corner. Balor lands a boot across the jaw of Samson. Balor lands a series of slingshot stomps to the midsection. Balor brings the steel chair into the ring. Samson snatches the chair away from Balor. Samson hits Balor in the shoulder with the steel chair. Balor rolls himself out of the ring. Balor applies a waist lock coming out of the second commercial break. Samson drives Balor’s shoulder to the barricade. Samson plants Balor with a Shoulder Breaker for a two count. Samson wedges the steel chair in between the top and middle turnbuckles. Balor sends Samson face first into the steel chair in the corner. Balor and Samson are trading back and forth shots.
Balor drops Samson with a Over Head Kick. Balor connects with a corner clothesline. Samson responds with a Big Boot. Balor gets Samson trapped in between the ring skirt. Balor lands a series of slingshot stomps to the back of Samson. Balor follows that with a Penalty Kick. Balor connects with a Basement Dropkick that sends Samson back first into the barricade. Balor repeatedly hits Samson in the back with the steel chair. Balor with a Hesitation Dropkick in the corner. Balor drops Samson with another Basement Dropkick that sends Samson crashing into the turnbuckles. Balor connects with the Coupe De Grace. Balor goes for the cover, but the lights go out in the arena. Bray Wyatt plants Balor with the Sister Abigail. Samson goes on to score the pinfall over Balor. After the match, Bray Wyatt does the spider walk in the middle of the ring. Bray tells Balor to follow the buzzards.
Winner: Elias Samson via Pinfall
– Machine Gun Kelly’s “Go For Broke” is the Official Theme Song for WWE SummerSlam.
Renee Young, Kurt Angle and Emma Backstage Interview:
Renee Young is interviewing Kurt Angle in the backstage area. Angle says that it’s been a hell of a week. Jason Jordan will be taking on Curt Hawkins later on tonight. Angle says that Jordan will be a successful competitor. He has butterflies in his stomach.
Emma joins the conversation. When will the focus be on her? Emma started the Women’s Revolution and she’s on the sidelines. What does she need to do to get noticed? Maybe she’ll start dating Angle’s son. Angle tells Emma that she’ll have a match later on tonight against, Nia Jax.
Second Match: Big Cass vs. Enzo Amore
Enzo ducks a clothesline from Cass. Enzo dropkicks the right knee of Cass. Enzo goes for a sleeper hold, but Cass holds onto the ropes. Cass swats Enzo away as he was going for a dropkick. Cass lands a clubbing blow to the back of Enzo. Cass launches Enzo to the other side of the ring. Enzo responds with a boot to the jaw. Enzo gets Cass in a Sleeper Hold. Cass backs Enzo into the turnbuckles. Enzo goes for a Flying DDT, but Cass counters with a PowerSlam. Cass lands a series of elbow drops.
Cass kicks Enzo in the ribs. Cass starts mocking Enzo. Cass is mauling Enzo. Cass places Enzo on the top turnbuckle. Cass lands a series of right hands to the back of Enzo. Enzo fires back with a couple of haymakers. Cass is starting to get pissed off. Cass repeatedly bounces the back of Enzo’s head on the top turnbuckle. Cass drops Enzo with a Big Boot to pickup the victory. After the match, Cass holds Enzo hostage. Big Show comes down to the ring to make the save. Cass shoves Enzo into Big Show. Cass drops Big Show with a Big Boot. Cass follows that with five consecutive Empire Elbows.
Winner: Big Cass via Pinfall
Third Match: Nia Jax vs. Emma
Emma backs herself in between the ropes. Emma lands a series of right hands. Nia drops Emma with a Shoulder Block. Emma ducks a clothesline from Nia. Emma dropkicks the knee of Nia. Emma follows that with a Basement DropKick. Nia runs through Emma in the middle of the ring. Nia connects with a Body Avalanche. Nia follows that with a elbow drop. Nia with a Standing Front Flip Senton to pickup the victory.
Winner: Nia Jax via Pinfall
– Akira Tozawa wants a rematch. Titus O’Neil knows how badly Tozawa wants to get a piece of Daivari, but his shoulder is messed up. Titus talked to Kurt Angle and this match is officially cancelled. Tozawa is going to the ring for his match.This is his business. Titus is trying to look out for Tozawa. This leads to a shoving contest in the middle of the ring.
Akira Tozawa, Neville and Ariya Daivari In-Ring Segment:
Tozawa wants Ariya Daivari to come out now and face him like a man. Neville comes out to interrupt Tozawa. It’s been two weeks, but it appears that he’s been forgotten. Tozawa’s shattered confidence is all because of him. Neville says that the fighting spirit of the Japanese is admirable. Tozawa shouldn’t be a imbecile. Tozawa is in no condition to face the King of the CruiserWeights. Neville try to warn Tozawa, but he was too focused on taking advice from Titus O’Neil.
Where did that get Tozawa? Neville says that Tozawa has become a pathetic joke. He’s nothing more than a shell of himself. Tozawa HeadButts Neville. Tozawa follows that with the Senton Bomb off the top turnbuckle. Daivari comes into the ring and starts stomping on Tozawa’s shoulder. Daivari drops Neville with a Hammer Lock Lariat. Daivari follows that with a Hammer Lock Lariat to Neville.
Fourth Match: Bayley vs. Sasha Banks. The Winner Of This Match Will Go On To Face Alexa Bliss For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship at SummerSlam
Alexa Bliss joins the commentary team for this match. Collar and elbow tie up. Sasha shoves Bayley to the ropes. Sasha drops Bayley with a shoulder tackle for a one count. Sasha applies an arm-bar. Bayley follows that with a leg sweep. Bayley with a unique cover for a one count. Bayley drops Sasha with a shoulder tackle for a two count. Sasha leapfrogs over Bayley. Sasha goes for a Basement Dropkick, but Bayley holds onto the ropes. Bayley with a roll through for a one count. Bayley lands a deep arm-drag out of the corner. Bayley follows that with a corner clothesline for a two count. Bayley floats over into a front face lock. Sasha gets back to a vertical base. Sasha with shots to the midsection of Bayley. Bayley connects with a Back BodyDrop for a two count.
Bayley lands a leaping back elbow strike in the corner. Bayley goes for a Flying Elbow Drop, but Sasha sends her crashing to the outside. Sasha has Bayley trapped in a Straight Jacket Hold. Sasha whips Bayley into the corner. Bayley sends Sasha face first to the top turnbuckle. Bayley plants Sasha with a Running Draping Cutter for a two count. Sasha counters out of the backslide and lands a big knee strike. Sasha follows that with a Double Stomp to the back of Bayley’s neck. Sasha gets Bayley trapped in the Bank Statement. Bayley rolls Sasha over for a two count. Sasha transitions into a Vice Grip. Bayley escapes with a Hip Toss. Bayley goes for a Bayley to Belly, but Sasha counters with a slap to the face.
Bayley and Sasha engages in rockers punches. Sasha drives Bayley face first to the middle turnbuckle. Sasha with a Double Knee Strike to the spine of Bayley. Sasha goes for a Flying Double Knee Strike, but Bayley ducks out of the way. Bayley drops Sasha with a Running Knee Strike. Sasha responds with the Shining Wizard. Bayley and Sasha are trading back and forth shots in the middle of the ring. Bayley drops Sasha with a back elbow strike to the jaw. Bayley sends Sasha to the ring apron. Sasha drops Bayley with a Leaping Knee Strike. Sasha and Bayley are battling for position on the top turnbuckle. Sasha sends Bayley face first to the canvas. Sasha connects with the Frog Splash for a two count. Bayley reverses the cover to pickup the victory. After the match, Alexa Bliss comes into the ring and raises the Raw Women’s Title over Bayley’s head.
Winner: Bayley via Pinfall
Fifth Match: Jason Jordan vs. Curt Hawkins
Hawkins lands a right hand to Jordan before the bell rings. Jordan lands a snap takedown after the bell rings. Jordan lands a series of clubbing cross faces to Hawkins. Jordan follows that with a waist lock takedown. Jordan connects with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Jordan goes into a ground and pound attack. Hawkins has to crawl to the bottom rope to create separation.
Hawkins lands a right hand from the outside. Hawkins connects with more haymakers in the middle of the ring. Jordan responds with a shot to the gut of Hawkins. Jordan drives Hawkins to the turnbuckles. Jordan connects with a Belly to Belly Suplex. Jordan follows that with a Corner Spear. Jordan plants Hawkins with a Jumping Neck Breaker Slam to pickup the victory.
Winner: Jason Jordan via Pinfall
Sixth Match: The Revival vs. Luke Anderson & Luke Gallows
Anderson and Dawson will start things off. Collar and elbow tie up. Dawson backs Anderson into the corner. Dawson shoves Anderson. Anderson responds with a slap. Wilder tags himself in. The Revival are double teaming Anderson. Wilder lands a knife edge chop. The Revival are cutting the ring in half. Dawson lands a series of knife edge chops. Anderson drops Dawson with a running back elbow strike. Anderson tags in Gallows. The Revival are talking strategy in the corner. Dawson knocks Anderson off the ring apron. Gallows tosses Wilder out of the ring.
Dawson with a series of clubbing blows to the back of Gallows. More frequent tags by The Revival. Gallows connects with a Double Clothesline. Gallows follows that with back body drops Anderson & Gallows clotheslines The Revival over the top rope. Dawson applies an arm-bar. Anderson is trying to make the tag, but Dawson gets in the way. Dawson uppercuts Anderson. Dawson tags in Wilder. Anderson dropkicks Wilder. Gallows and Dawson are tagged in. Gallows connects with a series of clotheslines. Gallows knocks Wilder off the ring apron.
Gallows with a Body Avalanche in the corner. Gallows drops Dawson with a Big Boot. Gallows follows that with a Nerd Splash. Dawson side steps Gallows into the turnbuckles. Gallows SuperKicks Dawson. Gallows tags in Anderson. Anderson & Gallows goes for the Boot of Doom, but Wilder drives his knee to the back of Anderson. Dawson chop blocks Gallows. The Hardy’s comes out on the stage which distracts Gallows & Anderson. Wilder kicks Gallows out of the ring. The Revival plants Anderson with the Shattering Machine to pickup the victory. After the match, The Hardy’s attack The Revival. The Hardy’s land a Poetry in Motion to Wilder. Matt plants Wilder with a Twist of Fate. Jeff sets up for the Swanton Bomb, but Dawson drags Wilder out of the ring.
Winner: The Revival via Pinfall
– Jason Jordan will be a Special Guest on Miz TV next week on RAW. The main event will be Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe vs. Braun Strowman in a Triple Threat Match.
Seventh Match: The Miz & The MizTourage w/Maryse vs. Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins
Ambrose and Miz were about to start things off, but Miz immediately tags in Axel. Ambrose hip tosses Axel into the ring. Ambrose goes into the Corner Mount. Ambrose lands a series of knife edge chops. Ambrose drops Axel with a Running Crossbody Block. Rollins tags himself in. Rollins bodyslams Ambrose. Rollins follows that with a knee drop for a one count. Axel and Dallas are double teaming Rollins in the corner. Rollins tosses Axel out of the ring. Rollins drops Dallas with a Hip Toss. Rollins with a snap mare followed by a running boot to the chest of Dallas. Dallas with a running axe handle. Dallas tags in Miz. Miz drops Rollins with a Big Boot. Miz drives his knee to the back of Rollins. Miz applies a rear chin lock. Rollins gets back to a vertical base. Rollins ducks a clothesline from Miz. Rollins plants Miz with a SlingBlade. Miz responds with a Jaw Breaker. Rollins tags in Ambrose. Miz rolls himself out of the ring. Ambrose chases Miz around the ring side area. Rollins and Ambrose connects with Stereo Basement Dropkicks to Axel. Rollins clotheslines Dallas over the top rope. Miz smartly backs himself out of the ring.
Rollins drops Dallas with a Belly to Back Suplex. Dallas tags in Miz. Miz lands a snap vertical suplex. Miz is applying pressure to the back of Rollins neck. Miz is cutting the ring in half. Miz floats over into a front face lock. Miz drives his knee to the midsection of Rollins. Miz follows that with a Back/Neck Breaker Combination for a two count. Miz tags in Axel. Axel connects with a rolling neck snap for a two count. Axel repeatedly kicks Rollins in the back. Axel is mauling Rollins in the corner. Axel applies an arm-bar. Axel dropkicks Rollins. Axel tags in Dallas. Dallas drives his knee to the chest of Rollins. Dallas goes for a cover, but Rollins kicks out at two. Dallas continues to ground Rollins in the corner. Rollins is struggling to get back on his feet. Miz stomps on Rollins chest in the corner. Rollins is trying to fight out of the MizTourage’s corner. Miz plants Rollins with a DDT for a two count. Miz lands a series of IT Kicks! Miz goes for a leg lariat, but Rollins counters with a rollup for a two count. Miz and Rollins are knocked down by a double clothesline.
Rollins with a STO that sends Axel face first to the middle turnbuckle. Rollins tags in Ambrose. Ambrose with a series of running axe handles. Ambrose drops Axel with a neck breaker. Ambrose plants MizTourage with a BullDog/Clothesline Combination. Ambrose takes a swing at the Miz. Ambrose drops Miz with a SlingShot Senton to the outside. Ambrose sends Miz to the time keeper’s area. Dallas with a forearm smash to Ambrose. Ambrose responds with the Lunatic Lariat. Ambrose knocks Axel off the ring apron. Ambrose connects with a Flying Elbow Drop for a two count. Rollins clotheslines Miz over the top rope. Axel drags Rollins out of the ring. Axel drives Rollins back first to the barricade.
The MizTourage goes for a Double Team Move in the corner, but Ambrose blocks it. Ambrose tosses Axel out of the ring. Miz made the blind tag and plants Ambrose with the Skull Crushing Finale for a two count as Rollins breaks up the pin attempt. Miz clotheslines Rollins. Ambrose launches Miz over the top rope. Ambrose and Rollins connects with Stereo Suicide Dives to the outside. Miz kicks Ambrose in the chest. Miz connects with a DDT for a two count. Miz goes for another Skull Crushing Finale, but Rollins counters with a Flying Knee Strike. Ambrose plants Miz with the Dirty Deeds to pickup the victory. After the match, Ambrose refuses to do the Shield pose with Rollins.
Winner: Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins via Pinfall