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WWE Raw Results – May 28, 2018

WWE Raw
May 28, 2018
Richmond Coliseum
Richmond, Virginia

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived” by George S. Patton. 

Kurt Angle, Braun Strowman and Finn Balor In-Ring Segment: 

When Strowman sees the MITB Briefcase, he gets motivated. Inside that case provides a guaranteed Universal Title opportunity that can take place at any time in any arena around the world. At MITB, Strowman will destroy seven other men and become The Monster in the Bank. Who’s gonna stop Strowman? Not The Miz, Bobby Roode, Finn Balor, Rusev, Kevin Owens or any member of The New Day. Brock Lesnar is going to get these hands. Finn Balor comes out to interrupt Strowman.

Strowman is getting ahead of himself.  Balor was the first ever Universal Champion. He’s going to climb one of those ladders and regain what he never lost. Strowman says that Balor brought a good fight for being a small guy. Balor slaps Strowman in the face. Strowman brings Balor to the corner. Strowman delivers a massive Biel Throw. Kurt Angle makes his way to the stage.

Angle sees intensity which is one of his favorite i’s. The Money in The Bank  Ladder Match will feature four stars from Raw and four stars from Smackdown with the winner facing their respective champion at any time. Balor gave everything he had last week and it was a great match. So how about it Richmond? Would like see to Finn Balor vs. Braun Strowman right now? 

First Match: Braun Strowman vs. Finn Balor 

Kevin Owens joins the commentary team for this match. Strowman starts things off with Two Biel Throws. Balor ducks a clothesline from Strowman. Balor side steps Strowman into the turnbuckles. Strowman punches Balor in the ribs. Strowman HeadButts Balor. Strowman whips Balor back first across the turnbuckles. Balor kicks Strowman in the jaw. Balor with a Running Forearm Smash to Strowman. Strowman responds with a Sledgehammer Lariat. Balor is having a hard time creating separation. Strowman drops Balor with a haymaker for a two count. Strowman tells Balor to stay down.

Strowman kicks Balor in the face. Strowman with a clubbing blow to the back of Balor. Balor dropkicks Strowman. Balor starts kicking the hamstring of Strowman. Strowman levels Balor with a Big Boot. Owens is trying to pump up Balor. Strowman goes for a Body Avalanche, but Balor ducks out of the way. Balor with multiple knife edge chops to Strowman. Balor goes for a Step Up Enzuigiri, but Strowman counters with a straight right hand. Strowman launches Balor over the ringside barricade.

Strowman gets Balor on his shoulder. Balor whips Strowman face first to the steel ring post. Balor kicks Strowman in the chest. Balor with a Basement Dropkick to Strowman. Balor follows that with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. This time Owens is trying to distract Balor. Balor decks Strowman with a Step Up Enzuigiri.

Balor lands a SomerSault Plancha. Strowman throws Balor back into the ring. Balor hits The SlingBlade. Balor delivers The ShotGun Dropkick. Balor connects with The Coupe De Grace. Owens knocks Balor off the top turnbuckle to cause the disqualification. After the match, Owens hits Balor with the ladder. Strowman snatches the ladder away from Owens. Owens wisely heads to the backstage area. 

Winner: Finn Balor via Disqualification 

Elias Concert: 

Second Match: Seth Rollins (c) vs. Jinder Mahal w/Sunil Singh For The WWE Intercontinental Championship 

Rollins dropkicks Jinder. Rollins is lighting up Jinder’s chest in the corner. Rollins with a Running Crossbody Block to Jinder. Rollins transitions into a ground and pound attack. Rollins kicks Jinder out of the ring. Rollins hits a SlingShot Crossbody Block. Rollins rolls Jinder back into the ring. Rollins is distracted by Sunil Singh. This allows Jinder to send Rollins crashing into the ringside barricade. Jinder applies a waist lock. Rollins punches Jinder in the jaw. Jinder blocks The Vertical Suplex from Rollins. Jinder with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Jinder locks in the Abdominal Stretch.

Rollins ducks a clothesline from Jinder. Jinder levels Rollins with a Running Knee Lift. Jinder repeatedly stomps on Rollins chest. Jinder goes for a Corner Clothesline, but Rollins counters with a Turnbuckle FlatLiner. Rollins kicks Jinder in the jaw. Rollins follows that with a SlingBlade. Rollins clotheslines Jinder over the top rope. Rollins lands a Suicide Dive. Rollins with a Big Boot to Jinder. Rollins hits The BlockBuster for a two count.

Jinder launches Rollins to the ring apron. Jinder with a Double Knee GutBuster for a two count. Jinder goes for The Khallas, but Rollins counters with a Side HeadLock TakeOver. Rollins thrust kicks the midsection of Jinder. Jinder avoids The BlackOut. Jinder goes for a BodySlam, but Rollins lands back on his feet. Rollins rolls Jinder over for a two count. Rollins SuperKicks Jinder. Rollins connects with a Falcon Arrow for a two count.

Rollins plays to the Richmond Crowd. Sunil trips Rollins. The referee ejects Sunil from the ringside area. Jinder blasts Rollins with a steel chair behind the referee’s back. Jinder with the lateral press for a two count. Rollins decks Jinder with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Rollins brings Sunil back into the ring. Rollins delivers another SuperKick. Rollins takes out Sunil with a Buckle Bomb. Rollins attacks Jinder with the chair to cause the disqualification. After the match, Elias breaks a guitar over Rollins back.

Winner: Jinder Mahal via Disqualification, but still WWE Intercontinental Champion, Seth Rollins 

Third Match: Nia Jax vs. Michelle Webb + Ronda Rousey Confrontation

Ronda Rousey joins the commentary team for this match. Nia is trying to play mind games with Rousey. Webb applies an arm-bar. Nia connects with a PowerBomb. Nia follows that with a Samoan Drop. Nia with a Running Leg Drop to Webb. Nia says that her leg can crush Rousey chest. Nia delivers a Rolling Senton to Webb. Nia wants Rousey to drag Webb out of the ring. Nia points out Rousey intimidating look. Nia laughs in Rousey face. Nia starts heading to the backstage area.

Match Result: No-Contest 

Fourth Match: #WOKEN Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt vs. The Ascension 

Bray and Viktor will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Viktor with a Forearm Smash to Bray. Viktor applies a side headlock. Bray shots Viktor the ropes. Viktor decks Bray with a Back Elbow Smash. Bray catches Viktor off guard with the spider walk. Bray drops Viktor with a shoulder tackle. Bray tags in Hardy. Bray with a Body Avalanche to Viktor. Hardy follows that with a SitOut Rear Mat Slam for a two count. Hardy takes a swing at Konnor.

Viktor uppercuts Hardy. Viktor repeatedly stomps on Hardy’s chest. Viktor tags in Konnor. The Ascension are cutting the ring in half. Konnor with the cover for a two count.  Konnor tells Bray to shut up. Konnor unloads a big right hand on Hardy. Konnor with an Elbow Drop for a two count. Konnor applies a rear chin lock. Hardy fires back with multiple bodyshots. Hardy with a Belly to Back Suplex to Konnor. Konnor responds with a Vice Grip. Konnor whips Hardy to the corner. Konnor with a side headlock takeover. Hardy kicks Konnor in the jaw. Konnor tags in Viktor.

Viktor goes for a Flying European Uppercut, but Hardy ducks out of the way. Hardy tags in Bray. Bray clears the ring. Bray with a series of Sumo Strikes to Viktor. Viktor with a Big Boot to Bray. Bray responds a Lariat. Bray with a Running Senton for a two count. Hardy with a Twist of Fate to Konnor. Hardy clotheslines Konnor over the top rope. Viktor rolls Bray over for a two count. Bray connects with a Uranage Slam. Bray tags in Hardy. The Deleter Of Worlds plants Viktor with The Kiss Of DELETION to pickup the victory.

Winner: #WOKEN Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Kevin Owens vs. Bobby Roode 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Roode applies a side headlock. Roode transitions into a hammer lock. Owens decks Roode with a Back Elbow Smash. Owens slams Roode’s head on the canvas. Owens applies a side headlock. Owens drops Roode with a shoulder tackle. Roode leapfrogs over Owens. Roode delivers a shoulder tackle of his own. Roode with a knife edge chop to Owens. Roode kicks Owens in the gut. Roode goes for The Glorious DDT, but Owens counters with a Forearm Arm Smash. Roode side steps Owens out of the ring. Roode clotheslines Owens on the apron.

Owens sweeps the legs of Roode. Owens throws Roode into the ringside barricade. Owens hits The Running Cannonball Strike. Owens applies a front face lock. Owens with clubbing blows to the back of Roode. Owens with an elbow knock down to Roode. Owens goes for a Running Senton, but Roode ducks out of the way. Roode fires up with multiple haymakers. Owens kicks Roode in the gut. Roode responds with a High Elbow Strike. Roode kicks Owens in the face. Roode follows that with a BlockBuster for a two count. Roode with a Corner Clothesline to Owens. Roode fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Roode with a Swinging Neck Breaker for a two count.

Owens has Roode perched on the top turnbuckle. Roode sends Owens crashing to the canvas. Roode with a Flying Clothesline to Owens. Roode does his signature Glorious Pose. Owens rolls himself out of the ring. Roode clotheslines Owens on the stage. Roode rolls Owens back into the ring. Owens SuperKicks Roode for a two count. Owens goes for a Pop Up PowerBomb, but Roode lands back on his feet. Owens gets Roode’s shoulders pinned to the mat to pickup the victory. After the match, Braun Strowman drops Owens with a Shoulder Tackle. Strowman lays out Owens and Roode with Two Running PowerSlams.

Winner: Kevin Owens via Pinfall 

Bobby Lashley & Sami Zayn In-Ring Segment: 

Sixth Match: Drew McIntyre w/Dolph Ziggler vs. Chad Gable 

Gable immediately goes for the single leg takedown. Gable applies a waist lock. McIntyre decks Gable with a Back Elbow Smash. McIntyre with a Waist Lock TakeDown to Gable. McIntyre unloads multiple chops in the corner. McIntyre slaps Gable in the face. Gable fires back with a flurry of haymakers. McIntyre drops Gable with a Big Boot. McIntyre transitions into a ground and pound attack. McIntyre with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. McIntyre applies an arm-bar. Gable punches McIntyre in the ribs. McIntyre goes for a BodySlam, but Gable lands back on his feet.

McIntyre negates the O’Connor Roll. McIntyre with a Massive Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex. Both men are fighting for position on the top turnbuckle. Gable HeadButts McIntyre. Gable lands a MoonSault for a two count. McIntyre kicks Gable in the gut. McIntyre tosses Gable out of the ring. Gable uppercuts McIntyre. Gable follows that with a Rolling Kick. McIntyre catches Gable in mid-air. McIntyre throws Gable into the steel ring post. McIntyre plants Gable with The Claymore to pickup the victory.

Winner: Drew McIntyre via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Sasha Banks vs. Sarah Logan vs. Mickie James vs. Liv Morgan vs. Dana Brooke vs. Ruby Riott vs. Bayley in a Last Chance Money In The Bank Gauntlet Match 

BAYLEY AND LIV MORGAN 

Bayley ducks a clothesline from Morgan. Bayley drops Morgan with The Bayley to Belly to score the first pinfall of the match.

SARAH LOGAN 

Bayley dodges a Forearm Smash from Logan. Bayley goes for another Bayley To Belly, but Logan blocks it. Bayley sends Logan out of the ring. Bayley delivers a Hurricanrana on the floor. Bayley rolls Logan back into the ring. Bayley with the cover for a one count. Logan bounces Bayley’s head on the middle rope. Logan with a Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Logan transitions into a ground and pound attack.

Logan with a Running Knee Smash for a two count. Logan goes for a German Suplex, but Bayley counters a Victory Roll. Logan is officially eliminated. The Riott Squad are double teaming Bayley. Logan kicks Bayley in the gut. Logan with a Pop Up HeadButt to Bayley. Morgan follows that with The Jersey CodeBreaker.

RUBY RIOTT 

Ruby applies a rear chin lock. Bayley attacks the ribs of Ruby. Ruby drives her knees into the midsection of Bayley. Bayley with a Right Hand to Ruby. Bayley with a Sunset Flip Cover for a two count. Bayley ducks a clothesline from Ruby. Bayley hits a Saito Suplex. Bayley kicks Ruby in the jaw. Ruby slams Bayley shoulder on the top rope. Ruby connects with The Riott Kick. Bayley is officially eliminated.

DANA BROOKE 

Ruby repeatedly stomps on Brooke’s back. Ruby bounces Brooke head on the top turnbuckle pad. Brooke returns the favor in the other side of the ring. Brooke unloads a series of haymakers. Brooke whips Ruby to the corner. Brooke delivers a HandSpring Back Elbow Strike. Brooke with a Lariat to Ruby for a two count. Ruby responds with The Riott Kick. Dana Brooke’s math served her wrong tonight.

MICKIE JAMES 

Mickie drags Ruby out of the ring. Mickie kicks Ruby in the ribs. Mickie with a clubbing blow to the back of Ruby. Mickie lands a Flying Seated Senton off the ring apron. Mickie rolls Ruby back into the ring. Mickie with the cover for a two count. Ruby decks Mickie with a Back Elbow Smash. Ruby kicks Mickie in the chest. Ruby is mauling Mickie in the corner. Mickie creates distance with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Mickie dropkicks Ruby for a two count. Ruby rolls herself out of the ring.

Mickie delivers a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Ruby and Mickie are trading back and forth shots. Mickie fires up with multiple clotheslines. Mickie with a FlapJack to Ruby. Mickie looks at the Money in the Bank Briefcase. Mickie with another Flying Seated Senton for a two count. Mickie avoids The Riott Kick. Mickie kicks Ruby in the gut. Mickie goes for a DDT, but Ruby rolls her over to score her third elimination of the night.

SASHA BANKS 

Sasha ducks a clothesline from Ruby. Sasha with a Rolling Crucifix Cover for a two count. Sasha follows that with a BackSlide Cover for a two count. Sasha with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Sasha applies an arm-bar. Ruby stomps on Sasha feet. Sasha floats over into the Bank Statement. Ruby heads to the middle rope to create separation. Ruby drops Sasha with a FlatLiner for a two count. Ruby repeatedly stomps on Sasha chest. Ruby starts paint brushing Sasha.

Sasha with a Forearm Smash to Ruby. Ruby slams Sasha head on the canvas for a one count. Ruby bounces Sasha head on the top turnbuckle pad. Ruby blasts Sasha with a Knife Edge Chop. Sasha responds with a Big Boot. Sasha staggers Ruby with a High Knee Strike. Sasha with a Flying Meteora for a two count. Sasha goes for another Double Knee Strike, but Ruby ducks out of the way.

Ruby drops Sasha with a Back Elbow Smash. Ruby with a Monkey Flip DDT for a two count. Ruby follows that with a Thrust Kick for a two count. Ruby has Sasha perched on the top turnbuckle. Ruby goes for a SuperPlex, but Sasha blocks it. Sasha with a Jack Knife PowerBomb for a two count. Sasha is distracted by The Riott Squad. Ruby rolls Sasha over for a two count. Sasha locks in The Bank Statement which forces Ruby to tap out.

Winner: Sasha Banks via Submission 

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