WWE RAW Results – July 31, 2017

July 31, 2017
PPG Paints Arena
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

Kurt Angle, Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman In-Ring Segment: 

Angle promised to deliver an amazing show for his hometown. It’s the 21st Anniversary of Kurt Angle winning the olympic gold model in amateur wrestling with a broken freaking neck. He wouldn’t be here without the WWE Universe. Oh it’s true, it’s damn true. Brock Lesnar comes down to the ring with Paul Heyman to interrupt Angle. He knows the angle that Kurt is trying to play. Let’s get the WWE Universal Title off Brock Lesnar’s shoulders. Why else would you put Brock Lesnar in a Fatal Four Way Match at SummerSlam?

Brock’s going against the most stacked heavyweight division in WWE History. First, you have Braun Strowman. The size, speed, and strength of this man. Then we go to the UnderTaker slaying, Roman Reigns. He was born and bred to be champion. Finally there’s that Samoan disgrace, Samoa Joe. Heyman sarcastically hopes that Joe would become Universal Champion at SummerSlam because that would really stick it to Brock Lesnar. He understands that Angle has a Board of Directors to speak to. Brock doesn’t even have to be pinned or forced to submit to lose the title.

Let’s rename the show SummerSlam 2017: The Night Brock Lesnar Loses the Title. Angle wants Brock to pay the ultimate price. If Brock Lesnar loses the Universal title at SummerSlam, Brock leaves WWE and so does Paul Heyman. Nobody will be Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam. Not to the unstoppable Braun Strowman, The Undertaker retiring Roman Reigns or the cheap shot artist, Samoa Joe. There’ll be an announcement at the end of SummerSlam. It will be Ladies and Gentlemen, your winner and still the reigning, defending, Undisputed Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar.

First Match: Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson vs. The Hardy Boyz 

The Revival joins the commentary team for this match. Matt Hardy and Anderson will start things off with a collar and elbow tie up. Matt applies a side headlock. Anderson backs Matt into the ropes. Matt blocks a right hand from Anderson. Matt goes back to the side headlock. Matt drops Anderson with a shoulder tackle. Matt follows that with a side headlock takeover. Anderson gets back to a vertical base. Matt tags in Jeff. Jeff connects with a double axe handle to the wrist. The Hardy’s are double teaming Anderson in the corner. Matt continues to apply pressure to the shoulder of Anderson. The Hardy’s drives Anderson head to the canvas. Jeff connects with a splash for a two count. The Hardy’s drops Gallows with the Poetry in Motion. Gallows lands a clubbing blow to the back of Jeff. Gallows and Anderson are cutting the ring in half.

Jeff connects with a jaw breaker. Jeff ducks a right hand from Gallows. Jeff plants Gallows with the Twist of Fate. Gallows tags in Anderson. Anderson lands a clubbing axe handle to the back of Jeff Hardy. Jeff side steps Anderson crotch first into the middle turnbuckle. Jeff tags in Matt. Matt repeatedly drives Anderson’s face on every turnbuckle in the corner. Matt connects with a Running BullDog for a two count. Matt gets Anderson tied in the tree of woe. Matt plants Anderson with a Draping Elbow Drop. Matt follows that with a flying back elbow strike to the back of Anderson’s head. Matt drops Anderson with the Side Effect. Matt goes for the Twist of Fate, but Anderson blocks it. Gallows lands a leg lariat to the back of Matt’s head. Anderson drops Matt with a Running Knee.

Anderson tags in Gallows. Gallows and Anderson goes for the Magic Killer, but Jeff counters with a Basement DropKick. Gallows responds with a uppercut. Gallows drops Matt with a Big Boot. Matt kicks Gallows in the gut. Matt plants Gallows with another Twist of Fate. Matt tags in Jeff. Jeff connects with the Twist of Fate to pickup the victory. After the match, The Hardy’s starts brawling on the stage with The Revival and The Club. Gallows is whipped face first to the LED Board on the stage. The Hardy’s knocks Dash Wilder and Karl Anderson off the stage. Jeff drops Scott Dawson with a Twist of Fate. The Hardy’s continues the onslaught with a Poetry in Motion off the stage.

Winner: The Hardy Boyz via Pinfall 

Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins Backstage Interview: 

Seth Rollins, Cesaro and Sheamus Backstage Segment: 

Seth Rollins walks into Sheamus & Cesaro in the backstage area. Cesaro wishes that he and Sheamus could relate to Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins, but they’re completely opposite. At first, Sheamus and Cesaro hated each other, but now they’re best friends and champions. Why is that? It’s because they trust each other. Ambrose and Rollins came into WWE like brothers.

Rollins then stabbed Ambrose in the back. Ambrose was Rollins last chance at relevancy, but now he’s all alone. Maybe Sheamus and Cesaro can use some of their championship clout to get Rollins a show on the WWE Network. How about WWE Ride Alone? Rollins challenges Sheamus and Cesaro to a fight. Sheamus accepts the challenge. Rollins is digging himself into a hole. The funny thing about holes is that once you’re in one, stop digging. 

– Akira Tozawa will take on Ariya Daivari in a Number One Contender’s Match on 205 Live Tomorrow Night. The winner of the match will go on to face Neville for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship at SummerSlam. 

Second Match: TJ Perkins, Tony Nese and Ariya Daivari vs. Rich Swann, Cedric Alexander and Akira Tozawa w/Titus O’Neil 

Alexander and Nese will start things off. Nese flex’s in the middle of the ring. Collar and elbow tie up. Nese applies a wrist lock. Alexander responds with a deep arm-drag. Alexander ducks a clothesline from Nese. Alexander connects with a leg scissors takeover. Alexander follows that with a dropkick. Nese tags in Daivari. Alexander lands another deep arm-drag. Alexander applies an arm-bar. Alexander tags in Swann. Daivari leapfrogs over Swann. Swann SomerSaults over Daivari. Swann connects with a Tilt-A-Whirl Head Scissors for a one count. Swann is grounding Daivari with an arm-bar. Swann tags in Tozawa. Tozawa with a flying double axe handle to the wrist of Daivari. Tozawa lands a snap mare takeover. Tozawa follows that with the PK.

Tozawa connects with a Senton Splash for a two count. Daivari drives Tozawa injured shoulder to the canvas. Tozawa tells Titus O’Neil that he’s okay. Daivari continues to apply more pressure to the injured shoulder of Tozawa coming out of the commercial break. Tozawa gets back to a vertical base. Daivari goes for a Sunset Flip, but Tozawa counters with the Shining Wizard. TJ Perkins and Swann are tagged in. Swann lands a series of leaping clotheslines. Swann with a spinning heel kick to the midsection of Perkins.

Swann follows that with a Spinning Leg Drop. Swann connects with the Standing Frog Splash for a two count. Alexander drops Nese with a SpringBoard Clothesline. Alexander and Swann drops Nese and Perkins with a SomerSault Plancha/Phoenix Splash to the outside. Tozawa follows that with a Suicide Dive to Daivari. Alexander with a leg sweep that knocks Nese off the ring apron. Perkins goes for the Detonation Kick, but Swann gets back on his feet. After a pinning exchange, Swann drops Perkins with a RoundHouse Kick. Tozawa made the blind tag. Tozawa connects with the Senton Bomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: Rich Swann, Cedric Alexander and Akira Tozawa via Pinfall 

Miz TV with Special Guest: Jason Jordan 

Miz can’t describe how much he hates the city of Pittsburgh, but the show must go on. Miz TV is about being buzzworthy and nothing in the WWE is more buzzworthy than, Kurt Angle’s illegitimate son, Jason Jordan. Miz calls Jordan to the ring. Jordan’s story is like a movie of the week. Jordan says that it’s been a emotional time for him. How does it feel that some members of the WWE Universe are booing Jason Jordan? The people are going to boo and cheer and do what they want. Miz should know that because he’s the expert on boos. When it comes to Monday Night Raw, indeed Miz is an expert. Jordan had a impressive in-ring debut last week. However, some people are wondering about the opportunities that Jordan is getting. Jordan is going places.

The comparisons to his father is uncanny. Miz offers Jordan an opportunity to join the MizTourage. When Miz hand goes up, the WWE Universe mouths go shut. Miz is offering Jordan an opportunity of a lifetime. Jordan says that he’s good. Miz has so much to offer. He has starred in movies, main evented WrestleMania and etc. When you main event a WrestleMania, you’re bigger than anyone in the locker room. There are vultures who’ll take advantage of Jordan’s lineage. Jordan needs Miz’s help to fight off the shark infested waters of the WWE. Jordan again rejects Miz’s offer. Why would you need help from a former WWE World & Intercontinental Champion, when your father is the General Manager of Raw?

Jordan doesn’t want any preferential treatment. Miz says that Jordan is naive. He doesn’t care who Jordan’s father is because this business will chew you up and spit you out. Jordan would rather be chewed up and spit out than being associated with Miz. Someone like Miz? Someone who’s been successful while Jordan has been latches onto an Olympian every week. Miz calls Kurt Angle a washed up jock who got his job back out of pity. This is Jordan’s hero. Angle spent his best year’s traveling around the world neglecting his son. How fitting since he’s from Pittsburgh. Miz says that Pittsburgh is sad, broken down and pining for glory days that will never come back  Jordan says that Miz can say anything about him, but if he says another word about his father, he’ll surely regret it. MizTourage talks smack to Jordan. Jordan blocks a right hand from Miz. Jordan launches Miz onto The MizTourage with a Over The Head Belly to Belly Suplex. 

Roman Reigns Promo:

Tonight is about sending a message. Braun Strowman and  Samoa Joe been trying to put him down, but no matter how hard they try, he’s still here. Reigns drove Strowman to hell once. Tonight he’ll more than happy to send him back for good. Joe may think he has his number, but let’s be real here, if you take away all of the distractions, Reigns always stands still. He’s the guy who put The Deadman Down, so this is his yard. He’s the only guy in the WWE who can beat Brock Lesnar. Reigns will be walking out of SummerSlam as the brand new WWE Universal Champion.

Third Match: Seth Rollins vs. Sheamus w/Cesaro 

Collar and elbow tie up. Sheamus backs Rollins into the corner. Rollins applies a hammer lock. Sheamus responds with a back elbow strike. Sheamus connects with the side headlock takeover. Rollins gets back to a vertical base. Sheamus drops Rollins with a shoulder tackle. Rollins leapfrogs over Sheamus. Sheamus goes for a PowerSlam, but Rollins counters with a side headlock. Rollins repeatedly kicks Sheamus in the chest. Rollins connects with a Basement Dropkick. Rollins is mauling Sheamus in between the ropes. Sheamus HeadButts Rollins. Rollins ducks a clothesline from Sheamus. Rollins lands a running leg lariat that sends Sheamus to the outside. Rollins goes for a Suicide Dive, but Cesaro is running interference on the other side of the ring.

Sheamus drops Rollins with a clubbing axe handle. Sheamus drives Rollins back first to the ringside barricade. Sheamus and Rollins are battling for position on the top rope. Sheamus plants Rollins with a Rolling Senton off the top turnbuckle for a two count. Rollins whips Sheamus off the top rope in order to regain stamina on the outside. Rollins goes for a SpringBoard Forearm, but Sheamus counters with the Irish Curse Back Breaker for a two count. Sheamus connects with a corner spear. Sheamus goes for a Flying Clothesline, but Rollins ducks out of the way. Rollins drop toe holds Sheamus face first to the middle turnbuckle. Rollins lands a series of knife edge chops. Sheamus responds with a clubbing haymaker to the nose. Rollins connects with a enziguri that sends crashing to the outside.

Rollins drops Sheamus with the Suicide Dive. Rollins tosses Sheamus back into the ring. Rollins connects with the SpringBoard Clothesline. Rollins follows that with a SlingBlade. Rollins knocks Cesaro with a Flying Double Axe Handle. Sheamus kicks Rollins in the chest. Sheamus goes for White Noise, but Rollins counters with a rollup to pickup the victory. After the match, Cesaro and Sheamus are mauling Rollins in the corner. Cesaro and Sheamus plants Rollins with their White Noise/Diving NeckBreaker Combination Dean Ambrose finally comes down to the ring to make the save, but to no avail. Cesaro plants Ambrose with the Neutralizer. Cesaro transitions into a ground and pound attack. Cesaro is choking Ambrose with a t-shirt. Sheamus drops Ambrose with the Brouge Kick.

Winner: Seth Rollins via Pinfall 

Samoa Joe Promo: 

Earlier tonight, Roman Reigns ran over his resume so can he claim that this is his yard. For twenty years he has put people to sleep to climb to the top in WWE. Joe was within inches of the title. No one has dominated Roman Reigns like him. Joe and Reigns are destined for a collision course at SummerSlam. Braun Strowman stuck his nose in Joe’s business so he’s going to make him pay. Joe doesn’t care about Strowman resume because he’s afraid of no one. At SummerSlam, he makes history, tonight he makes a statement. Someone is going to sleep. 

Bray Wyatt & Finn Balor In-Ring Segment: 

There is no escape, not for your children, and certainly not for Finn Balor. The truth is that no mortal man can escape the darkness that’s just the way it is.. Look at you, you’re all held down by humanity’s shackles. Doing everything humanly possible to cope with this pain. The WWE Universe is pitiful. They try to hide behind tehir sins and be something they’re not. Finn Balor can’t hide because Bray Wyatt is everywhere. He’s there when the honest man justifies stealing. Bray’s in the shadows when you stand to claim that you’re part of the Balor Club.

The WWE Universe’s delusions led them to believe that they can vicariously live through Finn Balor. They’re infected with the sickness of hope and the belief that your life can be special. Balor deos extraordinary things. They foolishly rejoice when he rises through the ashes. Bray sees Balor for who he truly is. A putrid shell of a man who never was. Balor exists on borrowed time of tomorrow’s dreams and yesterday’s promises. He speaks with this voiceless arrogance.

If Bray’s knocked down, he gets back up. Bray starts laughing. How did it feel when Bray twisted Balor’s body into a mangled heap of broken promises? Did it hurt? Did you travel down that road of decayed hope? When Bray Wyatt knocks you down, you ain’t getting up. There’s no return and there’s no escape. The lights go out in the building. The Demon’s music starts playing. Balor appears in the ring. Balor drops Bray with a Over Head Kick. Balor follows that with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Balor lands a Basement Dropkick that sends Bray Wyatt over the ringside barricade.

Braun Strowman Promo: 

Most men try to settle their differences on their phones or sitting behind a keyboard. He settles things by breaking things and inflicting chaos. Strowman goes further than most men imagined. Strowman does what he wants when he wants to who he wants. Tonight, Strowman wants to hurt Roman Reigns again. What can Samoa Joe do to him? He will reduce them to bruised flesh and broken bones because he wants Brock Lesnar all to himself Strowman will not only be The Monster Among Men, but The Champion Among Men.

Fourth Match: Samoa Joe vs. Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns in a Triple Threat Match 

Strowman lands a forearm across the side of Joe’s face immediately after the bell rings. Strowman launches Reigns to the corner. Strowman connects with a series of Running Body Avalanches. Strowman tosses Reigns out of the ring. Strowman says that this is his yard. Strowman is choking Joe in the corner with his boot. Reigns side steps Strowman into the turnbuckles. Joe lands a Running Back Elbow Strike in the corner. Joe follows that with a enziguri. Reigns drops Strowman with a leaping lariat. Reigns and Joe tosses Strowman out of the ring. Reigns clotheslines Joe. Reigns goes for another leaping lariat, but Joe counters with an arm-bar. Strowman drags Joe out of the ring. Strowman whips Joe back first into the ringside barricade. Reigns lands a big right hand. Reigns and Strowman starts brawling into the crowd.

Reigns bounces Strowman’s head on the hockey boards. Strowman lands a clubbing blow to the back of Reigns. Strowman tosses Reigns back to the ringside area. Joe locks in the Coquina Clutch. Reigns uppercuts Joe. Joe irish whips Reigns into the barricade. Joe drops Reigns with a enziguri. Joe rolls Reigns back into the ring. Joe goes for a Uranage Slam, but Reigns counters with a series of corner clotheslines. Reigns drops Joe with a Big Boot. Reigns sets up for the SuperMan Punch, but Joe rolls himself out of the ring. Reigns connects with a SuperMan Punch off the steel ring steps. Reigns rolls Joe back into the ring. Reigns goes for a Spear, but Strowman counters with a Big Boot. Strowman drives Reigns back first into the steel ring post.

Strowman clotheslines Joe. Strowman whips Reigns shoulder first to the steel ring steps. Strowman follows that with another clothesline to Joe. Strowman launches Reigns back into the ring. Strowman throws a steel ring step into the ring. Joe connects with another enziguri. Joe follows that with a Senton to Reigns for a two count. Joe places the steel ring step in the corner. Reigns goes for the Samoan Drop, but Joe counters with the Coquina Clutch. Strowman drops Reigns and Joe with a Double Shoulder Block. Strowman plants Joe with the Running PowerSlam for a two count. Strowman is mounting Reigns in the corner. Strowman tries to fight Reigns with the ring steps, but Reigns counters with the SuperMan Punch. Reigns lands a ring step shot that knocks Strowman out of the ring. Reigns Spears Joe to pickup the victory.

Winner: Roman Reigns via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Elias Samson vs. Kalisto 

Collar and elbow tie up. Samson backs Kalisto into the turnbuckles. Kalisto applies a side headlock. Kalisto connects with a side headlock takeover. Kalisto slides under Samson. Kalisto lands a series of kicks to the midsection of Samson. Kalisto goes for a Leg Scissors Takeover, but Samson slings Kalisto out of the ring. Samson applies a rear chin lock. Samson repeatedly drives his knee to the back of Kalisto. Samson continues to ground Kalisto with a rear chin lock. Kalisto creates a small opening with a jawbreaker. Samson responds with a Big Boot.

Samson is stomping on Kalisto’s chest in the corner. Samson follows that with a back breaker for a two count. Samson connects with a delayed vertical suplex for a two count. Samson applies a Indian Back Breaker. Samson dumps Kalisto into the canvas. Kalisto ducks a clothesline from Samson. Kalisto lands a spinning heel kick.  Kalisto follows that with a enziguri from the ring apron. Kalisto connects with a SpringBoard Seated Senton. Kalisto plants Samson with a Spike Hurricanrana. Kalisto goes for the Salida Del Sol, but Samson counters with a knee strike. Samson plants Kalisto with Drift Away to pickup the victory.

Winner: Elias Samson via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Nia Jax vs. Bayley 

Bayley is trying to create distance from Nia Jax. Nia sends Bayley to the ring apron. Bayley ducks a clothesline from Nia. Nia HeadButts Bayley. Bayley lands a series of right hands. Nia goes for a PowerSlam, but Bayley counters with a Sleeper Hold. Nia connects with a hip toss. Nia launches Bayley out of the ring. Nia has Bayley trapped in the Full Nelson Lock. Bayley ducks another clothesline from Nia. Bayley with a leaping knee strike to the back of Nia.

Bayley goes for a back elbow strike in the corner, but Nia blocks it. Nia dumps Bayley face first to the canvas. Bayley regaining stamina on the outside. Nia mocks Bayley. Nia repeatedly stomps on Bayley’s chest. Nia irish whips Bayley to the corner. Nia connects with the Body Avalanche. Nia sends Bayley shoulder first to the top turnbuckle. Bayley fires up with a series of strikes in the middle of the ring. Nia drops Bayley with a shoulder tackle.

Nia goes for a elbow drop, but Bayley ducks out of the way. Bayley connects with a Running Bulldog. Bayley follows that with a Basement Dropkick. Bayley with a running knee strike that knocks Nia off the ring apron. Bayley connects with a Flying Crossbody Block off the ring apron. Bayley drops Alexa Bliss with a right hand. Nia whips Bayley back first to the barricade. Bayley side steps Nia into the steel ring steps which forces the referee to call for the bell.

Winner: Bayley via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Big Show w/Enzo Amore vs. Big Cass 

Show attacks Cass before the bell rings. Cass and Show are trading back and forth shots. Show lands a stiff knife edge chop. Cass responds with some body shots. Show HeadButts Cass. Show continues to light up Cass’s chest in the corner. Cass lands a back elbow strike. Cass goes for a shoulder block, but Show launches Cass out of the ring. Show drags Cass to the ring apron. Cass whips Show face first off the top rope. Show drops Cass with a shoulder tackle. Show bodyslams Cass.

Show follows that with a elbow drop for a two count. Show connects with a snap vertical suplex. Show sets up for the ChokeSlam, but Cass blocks it. Cass chop blocks Big Show. Cass starts applying pressure to the right knee of Show. Cass drops Show with a Big Boot. Show chops Cass in mid-air. Show lands a series of clotheslines. Show follows that with a Body Avalanche. Show goes for the Running Shoulder Block, but Cass counters with a Big Boot. Enzo attacks Cass to cause the disqualification. Cass drops Enzo with a Big Boot. Show connects with the Knockout Punch.

Winner: Big Cass via Disqualification 

Author: Josh Lopez