May 7, 2018
Long Island, New York
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Kurt Angle, Braun Strowman and Kevin Owens In-Ring Segment:
Kurt Angle has been part of the WWE family for almost 20 years. What separates this company from other forms of entertainment is that they never stop. 52 weeks of non-stop entertainment where our WWE Superstars are putting their bodies on the line for the entire WWE Universe. Coming off the heels of WrestleMania 34, The Superstar Shake Up, The Greatest Royal Rumble and WWE Backlash, we’re on the road to one of Angles favorite shows of the year, Money in the Bank. There will be two matches, one for the women and one for the men. On Raw, they settle their issues in ring. Tonight there will be Two Triple Threat Money In The Bank Qualifying Matches.
Ember Moon will be taking on Ruby Riott, and Sasha Banks. In the main event of Raw, it will be Roman Reigns facing Finn Balor, and Sami Zayn. Braun Strowman comes out to interrupt Angle. When Strowman was a kid, all of the people in his neighborhood built a tree house and not once did anyone ask him for his help. Then he had to listen about the stupid little handshake to get into the tree house. Angle assumed that Strowman climbed up and destroyed the tree house. Strowman actually waited for everyone to get in the tree house and he knocked it over. Angle says that if there’s anybody that deserve an opportunity to compete at Money in the Bank, it’s Strowman. Kevin Owens joins the conversation. He’s the MVP of Raw.
Owens holds the highest rated segments and people chant his name. He’s a team player. The wrong man was pinned last night in their tag team match and the result should be reversed. Owens shouldn’t have to qualify for the match. Strowman tells Owens that he’s going to get these hands. The only thing that Strowman should be entitled to is being sent to the corner in timeout for being a bad monster. Owens is not interested in Strowman hands or his catchphrases. He’s interested in Angle acting fairly. Owens reminds Angle that he needs this job and that Stephanie McMahon is watching. Kevin Owens should be the first man in the Men’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match. Angle informs Owens that he’ll be facing Strowman right now. Oh it’s true, it’s damn true.
First Match: Kevin Owens vs. Braun Strowman in a Money In The Bank Qualifying Match
Owens kicks Strowman in the gut. Owens is throwing haymakers at Strowman. Strowman shoves Owens to the corner. Owens with rapid fire lariats across the back of Strowman. Strowman inadvertently whips Owens into the referee. Owens applies a side headlock. Strowman drops Owens with a shoulder tackle. Strowman starts chasing Owens around the ringside area. Strowman with a Running Back Elbow Strike to Owens. Strowman follows that with a Sledgehammer Lariat. Strowman stomps on the midsection of Owens. Strowman throws Owens back first across the turnbuckles. Owens slaps Strowman in the chest. Strowman responds with a straight right hand.
Strowman delivers multiple strikes in the corner. Owens kicks Strowman in the jaw. Strowman knocks Owens off the top turnbuckle. Strowman prevents Owens from escaping the arena. Owens hits a Tornado DDT on the floor. Strowman gets back in the ring at the count of seven. Owens kicks Strowman in the face. Owens with a Forearm Smash to Strowman. Strowman clotheslines Owens. Owens sends Strowman crashing shoulder first to the steel ring post. Coming out of the commercial break, Owens applies a rear chin lock. Strowman gets back to a vertical base. Owens is trying to chop down Strowman. Strowman creates distance with a ChokeSlam.
Strowman goes for a Running PowerSlam, but Owens lands back on his feet. Owens attacks the hamstring of Strowman. Owens delivers a series of SuperKicks. Owens with a Running Senton for a one count. Strowman negates The Running Cannonball Strike. Strowman drops Owens with a Big Boot. Owens side steps Strowman into the turnbuckles. Owens SuperKicks Strowman. Owens lands a Frog Splash for a two count. Owens goes for a Pop Up PowerBomb, but Strowman counters with a Clothesline. Strowman levels Owens with a Body Avalanche. Strowman dishes out Four Running Shoulder Blocks on the outside. Strowman rolls Owens back into the ring. Strowman plants Owens with a Running PowerSlam to pickup the victory.
Winner: Braun Strowman via Pinfall
Roman Reigns Backstage Interview:
Kurt Angle, Goldust, and Jinder Mahal Backstage Segment:
Second Match: Baron Corbin & The Revival vs. No Way Jose & Titus Worldwide w/Dana Brooke in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
Dash Wilder and Titus O’Neil will start things off. Wilder with a kidney shot to Titus. Wilder blasts Titus with a knife edge chop. Titus launches Wilder to the corner. Titus slaps Wilder in the chest. Titus tags in Crews. Crews with a Corner Spear to Wilder. Titus follows that with a BodySlam. Crews with a Diving Elbow Drop. Crews applies a wrist lock. Dawson tags himself in. Crews lands a deep arm-drag. Crews with a pair of dropkicks to The Revival. Crews hits a Standing MoonSault. Wilder trips Crews from the outside. Dawson and Corbin are double teaming Crews.
Corbin throws Crews back first to the ringside barricade. Corbin bounces Crews head on the ring apron. Corbin drops Crews with a Forearm Smash. The Revival and Corbin continues to cut the ring in half. Dawson with a Belly to Back Suplex. Dawson with a Running Leg Drop for a two count. Dawson locks in The Abdominal Stretch. Dawson tags in Corbin. Corbin with a clubbing blow to the back of Crews. Corbin knocks Titus off the ring apron. Crews creates distance with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Crews tags in Jose.
Jose with axe handle strikes to Revival. Jose with a Big Boot to Dawson. Jose follows that with a Hip Lock to Wilder. Jose sends Corbin crashing to the outside. Jose lands a Stinger Splash. Jose with a Rolling Senton for a two count. Wilder kicks Titus in the chest. Crews responds with a Diving Clothesline. Corbin lowers the top rope which sends Crews tumbling to the floor. Corbin makes a blind tag. Jose leapfrogs over Dawson. Jose delivers The Wind Mill Punch. Corbin plants Jose with The End Of Days to pickup the victory.
Winner: Baron Corbin & The Revival via Pinfall
Third Match: Sasha Banks vs. Ember Moon vs. Ruby Riott w/The Riott Squad in a Triple Threat Money In The Bank Qualifying Match
Ruby kicks Sasha in the gut. Ruby unloads multiple haymakers. Double Hip Toss from Moon and Sasha. Sasha rolls Moon over for a two count. Moon leapfrogs over Sasha. Sasha goes for a Hip Toss, but Moon counters with a deep arm-drag. Moon with a crucifix cover for a two count. Sasha slaps Moon in the face. Sasha follows that with a Lucha Libre Arm-Drag. Sasha with a drop toe hold that sends Moon face first to the canvas. Ruby trips Sasha from the outside. Ruby SuperKicks Moon for a two count. Ruby bounces Moon’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Ruby rams her shoulders into the midsection of Moon. Ruby decks Sasha with a Pop Up Buzzsaw Kick.
Ruby drives Sasha face first into the middle turnbuckle. Moon rolls Ruby over for a two count. Ruby slams Moon’s head on the canvas. Moon thrust kicks the midsection of Ruby. Moon connects with a Sliding FlatLiner for a two count. Moon applies a front face lock. The Riott Squad are distracting Moon. Ruby drops Moon with an STO for a two count. Ruby knocks Sasha off the ring apron. Ruby applies a straight jacket hold. Ruby with the lateral press for a two count. Ruby is mauling Moon in the center of the ring. Ruby with a Running Elbow Strike for a one count. Ruby hits her Neck Breaker/DDT Combination for a two count.
Ruby transitions into a ground and pound attack. Ruby kicks Sasha out of the ring. Moon with another rollup for a two count. Ruby clotheslines Moon for a two count. Ruby applies a rear chin lock. Moon gets back to a vertical base. Moon creates distance with a Jaw Breaker. Sasha fires up with two clotheslines. Sasha dropkicks Ruby. Moon ducks a clothesline from Sasha. Moon lands a SpringBoard Crossbody Block for a two count. Moon follows that with Two Butterfly Suplex’s. Moon knocks Ruby off the ring apron with a Single Leg Dropkick. Sasha side steps Moon into the turnbuckles. Sasha levels Moon with a Double Knee Strike.
Sasha takes down Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan with a SomerSault Senton. Ruby responds with a Missile Dropkick from the ring apron. Moon wraps the sequence with a Suicide Dive for a two count. Logan attacks Moon behind the referee’s back. Ruby with a shoulder block to Sasha. Ruby has Sasha perched on the top turnbuckle. Ruby HeadButts Sasha. Ruby goes for a FrankenSteiner, but Sasha rolls her over for a two count. Riott Squad are putting the boots to Sasha. Bayley storms to the ringside area to make the save. Sasha slides under Ruby. Ruby blocks The Bank Statement. Ruby SuperKicks Sasha. Sasha blocks The Riott Kick. Moon plants Ruby and Sasha with a Double Eclipse to pickup the victory.
Winner: Ember Moon via Pinfall
Ember Moon Backstage Interview:
Bobby Lashley Sit-Down Interview With Renee Young:
Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn Backstage Segment:
Fourth Match: Jinder Mahal w/Sunil Singh vs. Chad Gable
Gable ducks a clothesline from Jinder. Gable with a Rolling Kick. Gable delivers a series of uppercuts. Gable dives over Jinder. Gable with a waist lock takedown. Gable with a bridging cover for a one count. Gable applies a front face lock. Jinder places Gable on the ring apron. Jinder with a big shoulder block to Gable. Jinder repeatedly bounces Gable’s head on the ring apron. Jinder with the cover for a two count. Jinder locks in a Bear Hug. Gable creates distance with more uppercuts.
Jinder whips Gable back first across the turnbuckles. Jinder applies an Abdominal Stretch. Gable decks Jinder with a Back Elbow Smash. Gable gets Jinder trapped in The Rope Assisted Arm-Bar. Gable lands a MoonSault for a two count. Jinder drops Gable with a Jumping Knee Strike. Jinder goes for a Fallaway Slam, but Gable rolls him over for a two count. Jinder bounces Gable head on the top rope. Jinder SuperKicks Gable. Jinder plants Gable with The Khallas to pickup the victory.
Winner: Jinder Mahal via Pinfall
— WWE (@WWE) May 8, 2018
Kurt Angle, Zack Ryder and Jinder Mahal Backstage Segment:
Fifth Match: Drew McIntyre & Dolph Ziggler vs. Rhyno & Heath Slater
Ziggler and Rhyno will start things off. Ziggler applies a waist lock. Ziggler slaps Rhyno in the chest. Rhyno responds with a clothesline. Rhyno applies a wrist lock. Rhyno tags in Slater. Slater with a Flying Axe Handle to Ziggler. Slater drops Ziggler with a Running Haymaker. Slater ducks a clothesline from Ziggler. Slater goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Ziggler lands back on his feet. Ziggler tags in McIntyre.
Slater is throwing multiple haymakers at McIntyre. McIntyre dropkicks Slater in mid-air. McIntyre rips off Slater’s t-shirt. McIntyre blast Slater with a knife edge chop. Ziggler SuperKicks Slater from the outside. McIntyre follows that with an Reverse Alabama Slam. McIntyre HeadButts Rhyno off the ring apron. McIntyre and Ziggler plants Slater with The Zig Zag and Claymore Combination to pickup the victory.
Winner: Drew McIntyre & Dolph Ziggler via Pinfall
Sixth Match: Elias vs. Bobby Roode
Elias drives Roode back first into the turnbuckles. Elias and Roode are brawling in the center of the ring. Roode kicks Elias in the gut. Roode follows that with stiff haymakers. Roode with a Running Clothesline to Elias. Roode lands a Flying Clothesline. Roode does his signature Glorious Pose. Roode decks Elias with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Elias rolls himself out of the ring. Roode is lighting up Elias chest in the corner. Elias reverses out of the irish whip. Elias with a Back Body Drop to Roode. Elias throws Roode across the ring for a two count. Elias drops his elbow on Roode’s back. Elias locks in The Crippler Cross Face.
Roode rolls Elias over for a two count. Elias drives his knee into the midsection of Roode. Roode kicks Elias in the chest. Roode builds momentum with a Chop/Haymaker Combination. Elias goes for a BodySlam, but Roode counters with a SpineBuster for a two count. Roode with a Corner Clothesline to Elias. Roode applies a Side HeadLock. Elias with a Swinging Back Breaker for a two count. Elias is putting the boots to Roode on the bottom rope. Elias connects with a PowerBomb for a two count. Elias kicks Roode in the ribs. Elias and Roode engages in another slugfest. Elias talks smack to Roode. Roode plants Elias with The Glorious DDT to pickup the victory.
Winner: Bobby Roode via Pinfall
— WWE (@WWE) May 8, 2018
Seth Rollins & Mojo Rawley In-Ring Segment:
Seventh Match: Seth Rollins (c) vs. Mojo Rawley For The WWE Intercontinental Championship
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Rawley applies a side headlock. Rollins dropkicks Rawley. Rollins blasts Rawley with a knife edge chop. Rawley goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Rollins lands back on his feet. Rollins tosses Rawley out of the ring. Rollins delivers a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Rollins goes for a SlingShot Pescado, but Rawley ducks out of the way. Rawley drops Rollins with a Running Lariat. Rawley sends Rollins crashing into the ringside barricade with a massive shoulder tackle. Rawley applies a rear chin lock. Rollins gets back to a vertical base. Rawley repeatedly rams the back of Rollins head on the top turnbuckle pad. Rawley connects with an STO for a two count.
Rawley paint brushes Rollins. Rollins fires back with more knife edge chops. Rawley kicks Rollins in the gut. Rollins with a TurnBuckle FlatLiner to Rawley. Rollins decks Rawley with a Back Elbow Smash. Rollins ducks a clothesline from Rawley. Rollins rocks Rawley with a Step Up Enzugiri. Rollins clotheslines Rawley over the top rope. Rollins lands Two Suicide Dives. Rollins rolls Rawley back into the ring. Rollins kicks Rawley in the jaw. Rollins follows that with a BlockBuster for a two count. Rollins with a Running Forearm Smash to Rawley.
Rawley launches Rollins to the ring apron. Rawley connects with a SpineBuster for a two count. Rollins fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Rollins rolls Rawley over for a two count. Rollins SuperKicks Rawley for a two count. Rollins goes for The BlackOut, but Rawley counters with a GourdBuster for a two count. Rawley pounces around the ring. Rawley levels Rollins with a Running Shoulder Tackle. Rawley goes for The Knockout Punch, but Rollins counters with a SuperKick. Rollins staggers Rawley with The Revolution Knee Strike. Rollins plants Rawley with The BlackOut to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still WWE Intercontinental Champion, Seth Rollins via Pinfall
Eight Match: #WOKEN Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt vs. Bo Dallas & Curtis Axel
Bray and Dallas will start things off. Axel tags himself in. Bray clotheslines Axel. Bray tags in Hardy. Deleter Of Worlds hits their Side Russian Leg Sweep/Lariat Combination for a two count. Hardy plays to The Island Of Length Crowd. Axel with rapid fire lariats across the back of Hardy. Axel tags in Dallas. Dallas with a Corner Clothesline to Hardy. Axel follows that with a DDT. Dallas with the cover for a two count.
Dallas dishes out clubbing knee drops for a two count. Dallas applies a rear chin lock. Hardy takes down Dallas with a Side Effect. Axel and Bray are tagged in. Bray is mauling Axel in the corner. Bray drops Axel with a Running Shoulder Block. Bray goes for The Sister Abigail, but Dallas gets in the way. Bray kicks Dallas off the ring apron. Axel kicks Bray in the jaw. Bray responds with a Uranage Slam. Bray tags in Hardy. The Deleter Of Worlds plants Axel with a Double Sister Abigail to pickup the victory.
Winner: #WOKEN Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt via Pinfall
Ninth Match: Roman Reigns vs. Finn Balor vs. Sami Zayn in a Triple Threat Money In The Bank Qualifying Match
Zayn talks smack to Reigns. Reigns drops Zayn with a big right hand. Reigns kicks Zayn out of the ring. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Reigns drives his knee into the midsection of Balor. Reigns with a right hand to Balor. Balor turns a Sunset Flip into a Basement Dropkick. Balor attacks the ribs of Reigns. Balor goes for a Step Up Enzuigiri, but Reigns counters with a haymaker. Balor dropkicks Reigns. Balor with a SlingShot Stomps across the chest of Reigns. Zayn rolls Balor over for a two count. Reigns with Two Clotheslines to Zayn. Reigns launches Balor to the corner. Reigns hits The Never Ending Story. Reigns with a Big Boot to Zayn. Reigns follows that with a Samoan Drop to Balor. Balor and Zayn starts double teaming Reigns.
Balor and Zayn clotheslines Reigns over the top rope. The brawl spills into The Island Of Length crowd. Reigns fires up with stiff haymakers. Balor brings Reigns over to the production area. Zayn connects with a Helluva Kick. Balor follows that with The Coupe De Grace. Zayn attacks Balor from behind. Zayn launches Balor over the ringside barricade. Zayn clotheslines Balor for a two count. Zayn goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Balor blocks it. Zayn with a Blue Thunder Bomb for a two count. Zayn and Balor are trading back and forth shots.
Balor drops Zayn with an Over Head Kick. Following another haymaker exchange, Balor knocks down Zayn with a Running Forearm Smash. Balor is lighting up Zayn chest in the corner. Balor with a Spinning HeadLock Elbow Drop for a two count. Zayn tosses Balor out of the ring. Balor with a SlingBlade on the floor. Balor goes for a ShotGun Dropkick, but Zayn counters with a Big Boot. Reigns regains momentum with a Diving Clothesline. Reigns transitions into a ground and pound attack.
Reigns sends Zayn face first to the steel ring post. Reigns with The Drive By to Zayn. Reigns rolls Zayn back into the ring. Balor launches Reigns shoulder first to the steel ring steps. Zayn with a Turnbuckle Exploder Suplex to Balor. Zayn goes for a Helluva Kick, but Reigns counters with a SuperMan Punch. Reigns goes for a Spear, but Balor counters with a SlingBlade. Balor delivers The ShotGun Dropkick. Reigns avoids The Coupe De Grace. Reigns clocks Balor with The SuperMan Punch. Jinder Mahal trips Reigns from the outside. Zayn follows that with a Helluva Kick. Balor responds another ShotGun Dropkick. Balor connects with The Coupe De Grace to pickup the victory.
Winner: Finn Balor via Pinfall
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