July 23, 2018
US Bank Arena
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Stephanie McMahon’s Historic Announcement:
– On October 28th, WWE will present its first ever all-women’s PPV on the WWE Network. The PPV is called WWE Evolution. There will be over 50 female performers participating in this event. The RAW, SmackDown Live, and NXT Women’s Championships will be on the line. We’ll also see the finals of the second annual WWE Mae Young Classic.
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) July 24, 2018
First Match: The B-Team (c) vs. #WOKEN Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
Hardy and Dallas will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Hardy brings Dallas to the corner. Bray tags himself in. Bray with a icy stare at Dallas. Dallas ducks a clothesline from Bray. Bray drops Dallas with a Shoulder Tackle. Bray uppercuts Dallas. Bray follows that with a Short-Arm Lariat. Bray goes for The Sister Abigail, but Axel gets in the way. Bray clotheslines Axel. The Deleter of Worlds are playing mind games with The B-Team. T
he B-Team are double teaming Bray in the corner. Following a snap mare takeover, Axel delivers a Running Neck Snap for a two count. Axel applies a rear chin lock. Bray gets back to a vertical base. Axel rams his shoulders into the midsection. Axel tags in Dallas. Dallas blasts Bray with a Body Avalanche. Axel drops Bray with a High Knee Strike. Dallas with the lateral press for a two count. Dallas goes back to the rear chin lock. Dallas levels Bray with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Bray creates distance with a Stiff Lariat. Bray tags in Hardy.
Hardy with Forearm Shivers to Axel. Hardy rocks Axel with a Elbow Knockdown. Hardy clotheslines Axel. Hardy repeatedly bounces Axel’s head on every turnbuckle pad. Hardy takes off his t-shirt. Hardy with a Corner Clothesline to Axel. Hardy hits The Side Effect for a two count. Hardy plays to the crowd. Hardy lands a Flying Elbow Strike. Hardy connects with The Twist of Fate for a two count. Dallas side steps Bray into the turnbuckles. Dallas shoves Bray into Hardy. Axel rolls Hardy to pickup the victory. After the match, The Deleter Of Worlds gives The B-Team with a Standing WOKEN O!! The Deleter Of Worlds plants The B-Team with a Twist Of Fate/Sister Abigail Combination.
Winner: Still WWE Raw Tag Team Champions, The B-Team via Pinfall
Finn Balor, Chad Gable and Constable Baron Corbin Backstage Segment:
Sasha Banks & Bayley Backstage Interview:
Second Match: Sasha Banks & Bayley vs. Samantha Simon & Karen Lundy
Bayley and Simon will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Bayley backs Simon into the turnbuckles. Bayley ducks a clothesline from Simon. Bayley dumps Simon face first on the top turnbuckle pad. Bayley with a Leaping Back Elbow Strike. Bayley tags in Sasha. Sasha blasts Simon with a Leaping Double Knee Strike. Sasha applies a wrist lock. Simon slams Sasha’s head on the canvas. Simon rams her shoulders into the midsection of Sasha.
Simon tags in Lundy. Lundy is choking Sasha with her boot. Sasha is trying to create separation. Sasha grabs the right boot of Lundy. Sasha rocks Lundy with a High Knee Lift. Sasha tags in Bayley. Bayley with a Corner Clothesline to Lundy. Bayley tags in Sasha. Sasha and Bayley drives Lundy back first into the turnbuckles. Following a snap mare takeover, Bayley delivers a Running Knee Strike. Bayley knocks Simon off the ring apron. Sasha locks in The Bank Statement which forces Lundy to tap out.
Winner: Sasha Banks & Bayley via Pinfall
Braun Strowman, Kevin Owens, Constable Baron Corbin, Jinder Mahal and Sunil Singh In-Ring Segment:
Third Match: Mickie James w/Alexa Bliss vs. Natalya
Natalya starts things off with a waist lock takedown. Natalya applies a waist lock. Mickie decks Natalya with a Back Elbow Smash. Natalya with clubbing blows to the back of Mickie. Following a snap mare takeover, Natalya runs over Mickie’s back. Natalya goes for a Basement Dropkick, but Bliss gets in the way. Natalya takes a swing at Bliss. Mickie kicks Natalya in the chest. Mickie slams Natalya’s head on the canvas. Mickie applies a front facelock.
Mickie and Natalya are trading back and forth shots. Mickie with the lateral press for a two count. Mickie applies a half nelson chin lock. Natalya gets back to a vertical base. Natalya with an arm-drag takeover to Mickie. Natalya bounces Mickie’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Natalya kicks Mickie in the jaw. Natalya follows that with a Side Russian Leg Sweeps. Mickie slaps Natalya in the face. Natalya responds with a Snap Vertical Suplex.
Natalya rams her shoulders into the midsection of Mickie. Natalya continues to be distracted by Bliss. Mickie blasts Natalya with a Back Elbow Strike. Mickie goes for a Hurricanrana, but Natalya counters with an Electric Chair Drop. Natalya hits The Basement Dropkick for a two count. Mickie kicks Natalya out of the ring. Natalya creates distance with a shoulder block. Bliss knocks Natalya off the ring apron. Natalya delivers a Discus Lariat on the floor. Mickie connects with The Mick Kick to pickup the victory.
Winner: Mickie James via Pinfall
Roman Reigns Backstage Interview:
The Authors Of Pain & Titus Worldwide In-Ring Segment:
Stephanie McMahon, Kurt Angle, Constable Baron Corbin and Kevin Owens Backstage Segment:
Fourth Match: Mojo Rawley vs. Tyler Breeze
Breeze leapfrogs over Rawley. Breeze dropkicks Rawley. Rawley drives his knee into the midsection of Breeze. Rawley sends Breeze to the ring apron. Breeze with a shoulder block to Rawley. Breeze slips over Rawley’s back. Rawley hits The Pounce. Rawley talks smack to Breeze. Rawley applies a half nelson chin lock. Breeze gets back to a vertical base.
Rawley goes for a Back Body Drop, but Breeze lands back on his feet. Breeze decks Rawley with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Rawley catapults Breeze into the top turnbuckle. Rawley goes for a Running KO, but Breeze rolls him over for a two count. Breeze side steps Rawley into the turnbuckles. Rawley catches Breeze in mid-air. Rawley plants Breeze with The SitOut Alabama Slam to pickup the victory.
Winner: Mojo Rawley via Pinfall
Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre Backstage Promo:
Fifth Match: Drew McIntyre w/Dolph Ziggler vs. Finn Balor
Balor is throwing haymakers at McIntyre. Balor repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of McIntyre. McIntyre with a uppercut forearm to the back of Balor. McIntyre unloads two knife edge chops. McIntyre talks smack to Balor. Balor dropkicks McIntyre. Balor lands a SomerSault Plancha. McIntyre applies an arm-bar. Balor with shots to the midsection of McIntyre. McIntyre whips Balor back first across the turnbuckles. McIntyre towers over Balor.
McIntyre kicks Balor in the gut. McIntyre with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. McIntyre applies a rear chin lock. Balor gets back to a vertical base. Balor is trying to create separation. Balor kicks McIntyre in the jaw. Balor delivers Two Running Forearm Smashes. Balor ducks a clothesline from McIntyre. Balor with a Spinning DDT for a two count. Balor is lighting up McIntyre’s chest.
McIntyre catches Balor in mid-air. Balor lands on the ring apron. Balor drops McIntyre with a Step Up Enzuigiri. McIntyre is in the drop zone. Balor hits The SlingBlade. Balor follows that with a ShotGun Dropkick. Balor sets up for The Coupe De Grace. Ziggler knocks Balor off the top turnbuckle which cause the disqualification. After the match. McIntyre and Ziggler are double teaming Balor. Seth Rollins storms into the ring to make the save. Rollins transitions into a ground and pound attack. McIntyre drags Ziggler out of the ring.
Winner: Finn Balor via Disqualification
— WWE (@WWE) July 24, 2018
Sixth Match: Seth Rollins & Finn Balor vs. Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre
Rollins and Balor attacks Ziggler and McIntyre from behind. Balor with a ground and pound attack on the stage. Rollins rolls McIntyre back into the ring. Rollins and McIntyre are trading back and forth shots. Balor clotheslines Ziggler out of the ring. Rollins and Balor are double teaming Ziggler. McIntyre is trying to regain his composure on the outside. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ziggler applies a side headlock. Rollins with a High Hip Toss for a two count. Ziggler unloads multiple bodyshots in the corner. Rollins turns the tables on Ziggler. Rollins tosses Ziggler out of the ring. Rollins with a SlingShot Crossbody Block.
Coming out of the commercial break, Rollins hits The BlockBuster for a two count. Rollins applies a front facelock. Rollins tags in Balor. Balor kicks Ziggler in the gut. Balor turns a Sunset Flip into a Basement Dropkick for a two count. Balor punches McIntyre. Ziggler tags in McIntyre. McIntyre is teeing off on Balor. McIntyre repeatedly stomps on Balor’s chest. McIntyre applies an arm-bar. McIntyre drives Balor back first into the turnbuckles. McIntyre kicks Balor out of the ring.
McIntyre drops Balor sternum first on the ringside barricade. McIntyre rolls Balor back into the ring. McIntyre tags in Ziggler. Balor fires up with multiple haymakers. Ziggler with a straight right hand to Balor. Balor responds with an Over Head Kick. McIntyre prevents Balor from making the tag. McIntyre side steps Balor into the performance center. Balor finally tags in Rollins. Rollins clotheslines McIntyre over the top rope. Rollins lands a Suicide Dive. Rollins runs Ziggler into the ringside barricade. Rollins punches McIntyre in the face. Rollins follows that with a SpringBoard Clothesline.
McIntyre runs into a boot from Rollins. Rollins with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Rollins is burning Cincinnati down. Rollins thrust kicks the midsection of McIntyre. Rollins knocks Ziggler off the ring apron. McIntyre goes for a Bodyslam, but Rollins lands back on his feet. Rollins rolls McIntyre over for a two count. Rollins SuperKicks McIntyre for a two count. Balor drops Ziggler with another SlingBlade. Ziggler SuperKicks Balor. Rollins thrust kicks the midsection of McIntyre. McIntyre responds with a Reverse Alabama Slam for a two count. McIntyre tags in Ziggler. McIntyre gets Rollins in a peculiar position. Rollins is fighting back with multiple haymakers. Rollins tosses McIntyre out of the ring. Rollins connects with The Blackout to pickup the victory.
Winner: Seth Rollins & Finn Balor via Pinfall
Bobby Lashley Backstage Interview:
Seventh Match: Ember Moon vs. Liv Morgan
Moon dropkicks Morgan. Moon delivers a Running Hip Attack. Moon follows that with a Fallaway Slam. Moon nips up. Moon blasts Morgan with a HandSpring Forearm Smash. Morgan avoids a Suicide Dive from Moon. Moon ducks a clothesline from Morgan. Moon thrust kicks the in the midsection of Morgan. Moon kicks Morgan in the chest. Moon goes for a SpringBoard Crossbody Block, but Morgan ducks out of the way. Morgan with a Running Enzuigiri for a two count.
Morgan repeatedly slams Moon’s head on the canvas. Morgan slaps Moon in the back. Morgan applies a Sleeper Hold on the top rope. Morgan with a hair whip for a two count. Morgan applies a rear chin lock. Moon gets back to a vertical base. Moon decks Morgan with a JawBreaker. Moon rolls Morgan over for a one count. Moon hits a Tilt-A-Whirl Skull Crushing Finale for a two count. Morgan has Moon perched on the top turnbuckle. Morgan goes for a SuperPlex, but Moon counters with multiple bodyshots. Moon connects with an Avalanche Front Suplex. Moon plants Morgan with The Eclipse to pickup the victory.
Winner: Ember Moon via Pinfall
Seth Rollins Backstage Interview:
Elias Cincinnati Concert:
Next Week on RAW:
– Ronda Rousey will make her return from suspension
– Finn Balor will battle Constable Baron Corbin
– Seth Rollins will go one on one with Drew McIntyre
– Brock Lesnar will make his appearance since The Greatest Royal Rumble
Eight Match: Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley. The Winner Will Battle Brock Lesnar For The WWE Universal Championship At SummerSlam
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Reigns backs Lashley into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Reigns unloads two uppercuts. Lashley reverses out of the irish whip from Reigns. Reigns with a Jumping Clothesline for a one count. Reigns clotheslines Lashley over the top rope. Reigns bounces Lashley head on the ringside barricade. Reigns rolls Lashley back into the ring. Lashley kicks Reigns in the gut. Lashley with a clubbing blow to the back of Reigns. Lashley drops Reigns with a Running Body Avalanche. Lashley clotheslines Reigns over the top rope. Reigns punches Lashley in the jaw. Reigns goes for a Drive By, but Lashley counters with an Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex on the floor.
Coming out of the commercial, Reigns and Lashley are trading back and forth shots. Lashley connects with a SpineBuster for a two count. Lashley with another pin attempt for a two count. Lashley locks in a Bow and Arrow Stretch. Lashley transitions into an arm-bar. Following a haymaker exchange, both men are knocked down after a Double Clothesline. A hockey fights breaks out in Cincinnati. Lashley leapfrogs over Reigns. Lashley clotheslines Reigns. Lashley delivers another Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex. Lashley levels Reigns with a Corner Clothesline. Lashley follows that with a Corner Spear.
Lashley fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Reigns dumps Lashley on the ring apron. Reigns uppercuts Lashley. Lashley responds a big haymaker. Reigns tosses Lashley out of the ring. Reigns with a Guillotine Leg Drop for a two count. Reigns goes for a SuperMan Punch, but Lashley counters with a Full Nelson Lock. Reigns breaks the grip. Reigns goes for a Clothesline, but Lashley counters with a FlatLiner. Lashley applies a Modified Anaconda Vice. Reigns rolls Lashley over for a two count. Reigns sends Lashley crashing shoulder first to the steel ring post.
Reigns with Wicked Clotheslines in the corner. Lashley PowerSlams Reigns for a two count. Lashley goes for a Spear, but Reigns with a Jumping Knee Strike for a two count. Reigns is trying to catch his breath. Lashley with a right hand to Reigns. Reigns responds with a SuperMan Punch for a two count. Reigns sets up for The Spear. Lashley rolls himself out of the ring. Lashley catches Reigns in mid-air. Lashley throws Reigns back into the ring. Lashley Spears Reigns for a two count. Lashley is displaying his frustration. Reigns drops Lashley with a SuperMan Punch. Lashley kicks Reigns in the chest. Reigns responds with a Spear to pickup the victory.
Winner: Roman Reigns via Pinfall
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