May 14, 2018
The O2 Arena
Pro Wrestling Transcriptions
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Roman Reigns & Kurt Angle In-Ring Segment:
Reigns got robbed. This time it wasn’t by WWE Management, it was by Jinder Mahal. If Jinder wants to be more relevant than he has ever been in his career, he should come to The Big Dog’s yard and face him like a real man. Kurt Angle makes his way to the ring. Angle says that Jinder will not be coming out. When did Angle start talking for Jinder? Angle speaks for WWE Management.
When Jinder was denied the opportunity to qualify for Money in the Bank Ladder Match, he was acting emotionally and he was wrong. Angle should’ve been thinking logically because that’s what’s best for business. Jinder is a former WWE Champion and he’ll get an opportunity to qualify for the Money in the Bank Ladder Match tonight.
Reigns wants Angle to make that match a Fatal Four Way. That will not happen because Reigns won’t have any more opportunities. Angle knows that Reigns is in a rough spot. Reigns is not mad at Angle because he has a family to support. Reigns will do what he has to do.
Roman Reigns & Jinder Mahal Backstage Segments:
First Match: Seth Rollins (c) vs. Kevin Owens For The WWE Intercontinental Championship
Owens kicks Rollins in the gut. Owens with clubbing blows across the back of Rollins. Owens blasts Rollins with a knife edge chop. Owens is mauling Rollins in the corner. Owens rams his shoulders into the midsection of Rollins. Rollins explodes out of the corner with a Running Clothesline. Rollins follows that with two knife edge chops. Rollins repeatedly stomps on Owens chest. Owens rolls himself out of the ring. Rollins knocks Owens off the ring apron. Rollins goes for a Suicide Dive, but Owens catches him in mid-air. Owens launches Rollins face first across the steel ring post.
Owens rolls Rollins back into the ring. Owens with a Running Senton for a two count. Owens applies a rear chin lock. Rollins decks Owens with a Jaw Breaker. Owens tosses Rollins out of the ring. Owens locks in The Bow and Arrow Stretch. Owens drives his knee into the midsection of Rollins. Rollins fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Owens drags Rollins out of the ring. Owens goes for The Apron PowerBomb, but Rollins counters with a Big Boot. Rollins delivers a Falcon Arrow on the apron. Both men breaks the referee’s ten count.
Rollins and Owens are trading back and forth shots. Rollins lands Two Suicide Dives. Rollins follows that with a SpringBoard Clothesline. Rollins with a Running Forearm Smash to Owens. Rollins kicks Owens in the jaw. Rollins with a BlockBuster for a two count. Rollins goes for The Revolution Knee Strike, but Owens blocks it. Owens drops Rollins with a DDT for a two count. Rollins blocks The Pop Up PowerBomb. Rollins thrust kicks the midsection of Owens. Rollins goes for The Blackout, but Owens rolls out of the way. Owens SuperKicks Rollins. Rollins responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri.
Owens with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Owens walks over Rollins ribs. Owens goes for a Flying Senton, but Rollins gets his knees up in the air. Rollins SuperKicks Owens. Rollins follows that with The Revolution Knee Strike for a two count. Owens turns a Frog Splash into an inside cradle for a two count. Rollins has Owens perched on the top turnbuckle. Rollins goes for a SuperPlex, but Owens counters with an Avalanche Fisherman’s Buster. Rollins wisely rolls himself out of the ring. Rollins plants Owens with The Blackout to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still WWE Intercontinental Champion, Seth Rollins via Pinfall
Ronda Rousey & Nia Jax’s WWE Money In The Bank Announcement:
“The B Team” of @TheBoDallas & @RealCurtisAxel wants to make a statement to @RealKurtAngle! #Raw pic.twitter.com/6PQl1fUX68
— WWE (@WWE) May 15, 2018
Second Match: No Way Jose vs. Baron Corbin vs. Bobby Roode in a Triple Threat Money In The Bank Qualifying Match
Corbin is dishing out stiff haymakers after the bell rings. Corbin sends Jose crashing into the steel ring steps. Roode dives over Corbin. Roode ducks a clothesline from Corbin. Roode with a Running Forearm Smash. Roode follows that with a Corner Clothesline. Roode goes for a Swinging Neck Breaker, but Corbin blocks it. Roode kicks Corbin in the jaw. Roode with a BlockBuster for a two count. Corbin bounces Roode’s head on the top rope. Jose drops Corbin with a Running Haymaker on the floor. Corbin applies a half nelson chin lock. Roode with a Chop/Forearm Combination to Corbin. Corbin responds with a Side Walk Slam for a two count.
Corbin knocks Jose off the ring apron. Corbin bounces Jose head on the ringside barricade. Corbin repeatedly stomps on Jose chest. Jose fires back with clubbing forearm smashes. Jose with a Big Boot to Corbin. Jose transitions into a ground and pound attack. Jose with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Roode kicks Jose in the face. Roode follows that with a SpineBuster for a two count. Corbin has Roode perched on the top turnbuckle. Roode sends Jose crashing to the canvas. Roode lands a Flying Clothesline. Roode does his signature Glorious Pose. Jose rolls Roode over for a two count. Jose clotheslines Roode over the top rope.
Corbin rocks Jose with a Vicious Forearm. Corbin takes out Roode with a Flying Clothesline of his own. Corbin rips off his t-shirt. Jose levels Corbin with a Big Boot. Corbin responds with a ChokeSlam Back Breaker for a two count. Corbin transitions into a ground and pound attack. Corbin goes for another ChokeSlam Back Breaker, but Roode rolls him over for a two count. Corbin connects with The Deep Six for a two count. Corbin drives Jose back first into the turnbuckles. Corbin dishes out Two Corner Clothesline. Roode sends Corbin crashing into the steel ring post. Jose goes for a TKO, but Roode counters with a Glorious DDT to pickup the victory.
Winner: Bobby Roode via Pinfall
Kurt Angle & Kevin Owens Backstage Segment:
How does @FightOwensFight plan to get another #ICTitle opportunity, you ask? He may just need to phone a friend…#RAW @RealKurtAngle pic.twitter.com/Biabifurna
— WWE (@WWE) May 15, 2018
Third Match: The B-Team vs. Breezango
Breeze and Dallas will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Dallas rolls Breeze over for a one count. Breeze gets Dallas in multiple pinning predicaments. Dallas is trying to regain his composure on the outside. Breeze dropkicks Dallas. Breeze takes a swing at Axel. Dallas attacks Breeze from behind. Dallas is mauling Breeze in the corner. Dallas tags in Axel. Axel with a DDT for a two count. Axel applies a rear chin lock. B-Team are cutting the ring in half.
Dallas delivers a series of knee drops for a two count. Dallas goes back to the rear chin lock. Breeze targets the ribs of Dallas. Breeze creates distance with a Belly to Belly Suplex. Breeze tags in Fandango. Fandango rams his shoulder into the midsection of Axel. Fandango ducks a clothesline from Axel. Fandango is dishing out multiple left jabs. Fandango hits an Inverted Atomic Drop. Fandango follows that with a Swinging DDT for a two count.
Fandango knocks Dallas off the ring apron. Axel rolls Fandango over for a two count. Fandango PowerSlams Axel for a two count. Dallas launches Breeze back first to the ringside barricade. Fandango goes for a Flying Leg Drop, but Axel ducks out of the way. Axel tags in Dallas. B-Team plants Fandango with a Belly to Back Suplex/Neck Breaker Combination to pickup the victory.
Winner: The B- Team via Pinfall
Fourth Match: Sasha Banks, Ember Moon and Natalya vs. The Riott Squad in a 6-Woman Tag Team Match
Moon and Sarah Logan will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Logan slams Moon’s head on the canvas. Moon responds with a HeadScissors TakeDown. Sasha makes the blind tag. Logan goes for a Hip Toss, but Moon counters with a deep arm-drag. Moon sweeps the legs of Logan. Sasha with a Running Meteora for a two count. Logan attacks the ribs of Sasha. Sasha fires back with a Lou Thez Press. Sasha transitions into a ground and pound attack.
Sasha bounces Logan’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Logan brings Sasha to the corner. Logan tags in Ruby. The Riott Squad are demolishing Sasha. The Riott Squad goes for a Double Vertical Suplex, but Sasha lands back on her feet. Sasha blasts Ruby with a Knee Lift. Sasha with a Forearm Smash to Logan. Riott Squad are regaining their composure on the outside.
Coming out of the commercial break, Sasha and Natalya delivers a Double Vertical Suplex. Natalya applies a Front Face Lock. Morgan ducks a clothesline from Natalya. Morgan drop toe holds Natalya into the canvas. Morgan walks over Natalya’s back. Natalya tags in Sasha. Sasha kicks Morgan in the gut. Sasha applies a wrist lock. Morgan kick Sasha in the chest. Morgan tags in Logan. Sasha with a Hip Toss to Morgan. Sasha follows that with a dropkick to Logan. Sasha is distracted by Ruby. Logan blasts Sasha with a Running Knee Strike for a two count. The Riott Squad are cutting the ring in half.
Ruby applies a rear chin lock. Sasha decks Ruby with a Jaw Breaker. Ruby clotheslines Sasha for a two count. Ruby tags in Morgan. Morgan with a Tornado FaceBuster for a two count. Morgan locks in a Straight Jacket Hold. Morgan dropkicks Sasha for a two count. Morgan tags in Ruby. Ruby kicks Sasha in the gut. Ruby rams her shoulders into the midsection of Sasha. Sasha shoves Ruby into Logan. Morgan tags herself. Morgan knocks Moon off the ring apron. Sasha rolls Morgan over for a two count. Sasha tags in Natalya.
Natalya with a Running Clothesline to Morgan. Natalya follows that with a Side Russian Leg Sweep. Natalya connects with a SlingShot Atomic Drop. Natalya with a Running Basement Dropkick to Morgan. Natalya delivers The Discus Lariat. Moon thrust kicks the midsection of Ruby. Moon tosses Ruby out of the ring. Natalya locks in the Sharpshooter. Morgan responds with an inside cradle for a two count. Morgan with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Logan with a Forearm Smash to Moon. Moon launches Logan over the top rope. Sasha takes out Logan with a Flying Meteora. Moon lands a Suicide Dive. Natalya goes back to The Sharpshooter which forces Morgan to tap out.
Winner: Sasha Banks, Ember Moon and Natalya via Submission
"We're not here to take food off of anyone's plate; we're here to flip the damn table over!"#RAW @HEELZiggler @DMcIntyreWWE pic.twitter.com/ZAnUqIGeY1
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) May 15, 2018
Fifth Match: #WOKEN Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt vs. The Revival
Hardy and Wilder will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Wilder applies a wrist lock. Hardy reverses the hold. Hardy applauds Wilder’s athletic ability. Hardy delivers a series of forearm shivers. Hardy tags in Bray. Hardy with a Body Avalanche to Wilder. Bray follows that with a Stiff Lariat. The B-Team is watching the match from the backstage area. Wilder kicks Bray in the gut. Wilder brings Bray to the corner. Wilder tags in Dawson.
Dawson with a haymaker to Bray. Dawson side steps Bray into the turnbuckles. Bray catches Dawson off guard with his spider walk pose. Bray drops Dawson with a straight right hand. Bray with a Running Senton to Dawson. Bray tags in Hardy. The Deleters Of Worlds hits their Running HeadButt/Side Russian Leg Sweep Combination for a two count. Hardy applies a side headlock. Wilder makes the blind tag. Wilder dropkicks the back of Hardy’s knee. The Revival starts cutting the ring in half.
Dawson with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip to Hardy. The Revival continues to isolate the injured leg of Hardy. Hardy creates distance with a Side Effect. Hardy tags in Bray. Bray clotheslines Dawson. Bray follows that with a series of Palm Strikes. Bray runs through Dawson with a Body Avalanche. Bray connects with a Uranage Slam. Hardy tags himself in. Hardy drops Wilder with a Twist Of Fate. The Deleter Of Worlds plants Dawson with The Kiss Of DELETION to pickup the victory.
Winner: #WOKEN Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt via Pinfall
Sami Zayn In-Ring Segment:
Do the people in UK realize that Prince Harry looks a lot like Sami Zayn? He heard that the Prince is a big fan of his, unlike Bobby Lashley. Lashley leaves the WWE for ten years and decides to make his return to Raw on the same night Zayn did. Lashley tried to make an impact at the expense of Zayn. Lashley gave Zayn vertigo. Did the WWE Universe think about the effects that Delayed Vertical Suplex had on Zayn? That’s right. It was the first case of vertigo in WWE history. Do you think that is funny?
His doctor doesn’t think it’s funny. Zayn reads a note from his doctor. Vertigo is a debilitating condition that affects you balance and motor skills. That’s why Zayn couldn’t compete in the Greatest Royal Rumble. A match he should have won. It cost him the qualifying match last week. Lashley has victimized him to impress the WWE Universe? Lashley is getting special treatment and even had an exclusive interview with Renee Young.
Lashley wants to be Zayn. Hell they wear the same hat. Zayn learned to trust his instincts and Lashley had something to hide. Zayn used a little tool called Facebook and he contacted Lashley’s sisters and boy did they have a story to tell. Lashley is not the person he portrays himself to be. You don’t have to take Zayn’s word for it. Zayn has invited Lashley’s sisters to next weeks Raw. Zayn will expose the real Bobby Lashley.
Sixth Match: Alexa Bliss vs. Mickie James vs. Bayley in a Triple Threat Money In The Bank Qualifying Match
Bayley is throwing forearm shivers at Mickie. Bliss with a Back Breaker to Bayley. Mickie SuperKicks Bayley. Bayley rolls herself out of the ring. Mickie applies a rear chin lock. Bliss is talking smack to Bayley. Bayley kicks Bliss in the face. Bayley decks Mickie with a Jaw Breaker. Bliss goes for a ChokeHold STO, but Bayley counters with a Big Haymaker. Bayley with a Lou Thez Press to Mickie. Bayley transitions into a ground and pound attack. Bliss dropkicks Bayley. Mickie rolls Bliss over for a two count. It’s every women for themselves.
Bliss and Mickie are mauling Bayley in the corner. Bliss and Mickie goes for a Double SuperPlex, but Bayley blocks it. Bayley with a Flying Double Crossbody Block. Bayley builds momentum with running lariats. Bayley with a Saito Suplex to Bliss. Mickie kicks Bayley in the gut. Bayley delivers a Double Middle Rope Stunner. Bayley with a Running Shoulder Block to Bliss. Bayley follows that with a Leaping Back Elbow Strike. Mickie uppercuts Bayley. Mickie with a Flying Hurricanrana. Bayley dumps Mickie face first on the top turnbuckle.
Bliss connects with a Sunset Flip PowerBomb for a two count. Bayley, Mickie and Bliss are all trading back and forth shots in the center of the ring. Bliss with a Haymaker to Mickie. Bayley takes down Bliss and Mickie with a Double Back Elbow Strike. Bliss goes for another Sunset Flip PowerBomb, but Bayley rolls her over for a two count. Bayley with The Bayley to Belly for a two count. Mickie tries to steal the victory, but Bayley drags her out of the ring. Bayley kicks Mickie in the chest. Bliss with a Knockout Punch to Bayley. Bliss plants Bayley with a Spike DDT to pickup the victory.
Winner: Alexa Bliss via Pinfall
Seventh Match: Finn Balor & Braun Strowman vs. Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre
Ziggler and Balor will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Balor applies a waist lock. Ziggler reverses the hold. Balor applies a wrist lock. Ziggler blasts Balor with a straight right hand. Balor turns a Sunset Flip into a Basement Dropkick for a one count. Balor applies a wrist lock. McIntyre and Strowman are tagged in. Never mind, McIntyre tags in Ziggler. Ziggler goes for a Crossbody Block, but Strowman catches him in mid-air. Strowman dumps Ziggler on the canvas. Strowman tags in Balor. Strowman bodyslams Balor on top of Ziggler. Ziggler with a Jaw Breaker to Balor. Balor responds with a dropkick. McIntyre trips Balor behind the referee’s back. Ziggler tags in McIntyre.
McIntyre kicks Balor in the gut. McIntyre delivers a stiff knife edge chop. McIntyre drops Balor with a big haymaker. McIntyre stomps on Balor’s right hand. McIntyre dishes out another knife edge chop. McIntyre tags in Ziggler. Strowman tells McIntyre that he’s gonna get these hands. Ziggler with a Neck Breaker for a two count. Ziggler applies a rear chin lock. Ziggler and McIntyre are cutting the ring in half. Balor knocks Ziggler off the ring apron. McIntyre with a Muay Thai Knee Strike to Balor. McIntyre with a clubbing blow to the back of Balor. Balor side steps McIntyre into the turnbuckles. Balor makes the hot tag to Strowman.
It’s time for Shoulder Block City. Strowman with a SledgeHammer Lariat to Ziggler Ziggler sends Strowman crashing shoulder first into the steel ring post. Balor tags himself in. Balor with a Standing Double Foot Stomp to Ziggler. Balor dives over Ziggler. Ziggler with a Back Elbow Smash to Balor. Balor responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Balor with a Spinning HeadLock Elbow Drop for a two count. Balor knocks McIntyre off the ring apron. Ziggle rolls Balor over for a two count. Balor drops Ziggler with a SlingBlade. Balor follows that with The ShotGun Dropkick. Balor sets up for the Coupe De Grace, but McIntyre gets in the way. Strowman runs through McIntyre with a Massive Shoulder Block on the floor. Ziggler SuperKicks Balor to pickup the victory.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre via Pinfall
Eight Match: Kevin Owens vs. Elias vs. Bobby Lashley in a Triple Threat Money In The Bank Qualifying Match
Owens and Elias are double teaming Lashley. Lashley side steps Elias into the turnbuckles. Lashley clotheslines Owens. Lashley with a Swinging Neck Breaker. Lashley clotheslines Elias over the top rope. Lashley throws Owens back first to the ringside barricade. Lashley bounces Elias head on the barricade. Lashley rolls Elias back into the ring. Owens trips Lashley from the outside. Elias knocks Lashley off the ring apron. Owens applies a rear chin lock. Owens transitions into a ground and pound attack. Elias playing to The London Crowd. Owens and Elias are trading back and forth shots.
Elias blasts Owens with a Knife Edge Chop. Owens responds with a Back Elbow Smash. Owens with a Running Senton for a two count. Elias bodyslams Owens into the ropes. Elias goes for another Bodyslam, but Lashley lands back on his feet. Lashley with a Full Nelson Slam for a two count. Owens with multiple haymakers to Lashley. Lashley rams his shoulders into the midsection of Owens. Owens blocks The FlatLiner. Lashley connects with a SpineBuster. Elias drops Lashley with a Jumping Knee Strike. Elias starts playing a tune on the ring apron.
Elias ducks a clothesline from Owens. Elias with a Jumping Knee Strike to Owens for a two count. Lashley bounces Elias head on the top turnbuckle pad. Elias kicks Lashley in the chest. Owens SuperKicks Elias. Owens goes for a Running Cannonball Strike, but Elias ducks out of the way. Elias lands a Flying Elbow Drop for a two count. Lashley leapfrogs over Elias. Lashley clotheslines Elias. Lashley follows that with a Side Belly to Belly Suplex. Lashley spikes Owens with a FlatLiner.
Lashley with a Running Shoulder Block to Elias. Lashley with a Double Vertical Suplex to Elias and Owens. Lashley fires up with a series of Corner Spears. Owens with a Big Boot to Lashley. Elias gets Owens in a Electric Chair Position. Elias with a Spinning SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Elias and Lashley are trading back and forth shots. Lashley Press Slams Elias. Lashley connects with The Dominator for a two count. Zayn drops Lashley out of the ring. Zayn whips Lashley face first across the steel ring post. Zayn delivers The Helluva Kick on the floor. Owens lands a Frog Splash to pickup the victory.
Winner: Kevin Owens via Pinfall
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