July 30, 2018
American Airlines Arena
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Tonight's #RAW is in loving memory of Nikolai Volkoff and Brian Christopher. pic.twitter.com/MXFTM7q0q0
— WWE (@WWE) July 31, 2018
Roman Reigns & Paul Heyman In-Ring Segment:
First Match: Finn Balor vs. Constable Baron Corbin
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Corbin backs Balor into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Corbin shoves Balor. Balor responds with multiple haymakers. Corbin tosses Balor out of the ring. Corbin drives his knee into the midsection of Balor. Balor is throwing forearms at Corbin. Balor applies a side headlock. Corbin drops Balor with a Back Elbow Strike. Corbin places Balor on the top turnbuckle. Balor with forearms across the jaw of Corbin. Balor lands a Missile Dropkick. Balor follows that with a Running Forearm Smash on the floor. Corbin rolls Balor back into the ring. Balor kicks Corbin in the chest. Balor transitions into a ground and pound attack. Balor applies a front facelock. Corbin drives Balor into the turnbuckles. Corbin goes for a Body Avalanche, but Balor ducks out of the way. Balor is trying to create separation. Corbin clotheslines Balor on the ring apron. Corbin whips Balor spine first across the turnbuckles.
Corbin applies a half nelson chin lock. Corbin is rag dolling Balor in the center of the ring. Balor side steps the charging Corbin. Corbin with a Running Clothesline for a two count. Corbin stomps on Balor’s back. Corbin delivers clubbing haymakers. Corbin applies a rear chin lock. Balor gets back to a vertical base. Corbin with a Knee Lift to Balor. Balor responds with a dropkick. Corbin blasts Balor with a straight right hand. Corbin dumps Balor back first on the apron. Corbin goes for a PowerBomb, but Balor lands back on his feet. Balor with a single leg takedown. Balor hits a Standing Double Foot Stomp. Balor is lighting up Corbin’s chest. Balor dives over Corbin. Corbin kicks Balor in the jaw. Balor with a Step Up Enzuigiri which sends Corbin tumbling to the floor. Balor lands a SomerSault Plancha.
Coming out of the commercial break, Corbin goes back to the half nelson chin lock. Balor with shots to the midsection of Corbin. Balor with a Running Boot to Corbin. Balor goes for a SlingBlade, but Corbin blocks it. Balor ducks a clothesline from Corbin. Corbin goes for The ChokeSlam BackBreaker, but Balor rolls him over for a two count. Balor drops Corbin with a SlingBlade. Balor goes for a ShotGun Dropkick, but Corbin counters with a ChokeSlam BackBreaker for a two count.
Corbin transitions into a ground and pound attack. Balor with a DDT to Corbin. Balor side steps Corbin into the turnbuckles. Balor clocks Corbin with a Leaping Enzuigiri. Balor ascends to the top turnbuckle. Balor lunges over Corbin. Corbin hits Deep Six for a two count. Corbin unloads Two Body Avalanches. Balor with a Sliding Dropkick to Corbin. Balor sends Corbin crashing into the ringside barricade. Balor delivers a Shot Gun Dropkick. Balor goes for The Coupe De Grace, but Corbin ducks out of the way. Corbin plants Balor with The End Of Days to pickup the victory.
Winner: Baron Corbin via Pinfall
Kurt Angle & Paul Heyman Backstage Segment:
Alexa Bliss & Alicia Fox Backstage Segment:
Second Match: Natalya w/Ronda Rousey vs. Alicia Fox w/Alexa Bliss
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Natalya with a Side HeadLock TakeOver. Fox responds with a HeadScissors NeckLock. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Natalya applies a side headlock. Natalya drops Fox with a shoulder tackle. Fox leapfrogs over Natalya. Natalya rolls Fox over for a two count. Fox decks Natalya with a back elbow smash. Fox with a Sunset Flip Cover for a two count. Natalya goes for a SharpShooter, but Fox rolls herself out of the ring. Natalya talks smack to Bliss. Fox gets Natalya trapped in the ring skirt. Fox rolls Natalya back into the ring. Fox with the cover for a two count. Fox cranks on the left leg of Natalya.
Fox applies a rear chin lock. Natalya gets back to a vertical base. Fox slams Natalya’s head on the canvas. Fox plays to the crowd. Fox taunts Rousey. Fox with a clubbing blow to the back of Natalya. Fox applies an Modified Abdominal Stretch. Natalya creates distance with a Hip Toss. Fox clotheslines Natalya. Natalya responds with a Back Elbow Smash. Fox kicks Natalya in the chest. Natalya sends Fox face first to the canvas. Natalya runs over Fox. Natalya delivers a Basement Dropkick. Natalya follows that with a Discus Lariat for a two count.
Natalya tells Bliss to stay out of the match. Fox with a Crossbody Block for a two count. Fox connects with a Bridging Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Fox tries to kick Rousey. This allows Bliss to attack Natalya behind the referee’s back. Fox with a Big Boot to pickup the victory. After the match, Rousey takes off her leather jacket. Rousey chases Bliss around the ringside area. Rousey gets Bliss in position for The Arm-Bar. Fox breaks the submission with another Big Boot. Rousey hits a Spinning Olympic Slam. Rousey still has her eyes set on Bliss. Fox attacks Rousey from behind. Fox drives Rousey back first into the ringside barricade.
Winner: Alicia Fox via Pinfall
Ronda Rousey & Kurt Angle Backstage Segment:
Elias & Bobby Lashley In-Ring Segment:
Constable Baron Corbin & Kevin Owens Backstage Segment:
Third Match: Braun Strowman vs. Jinder Mahal w/Sunil Singh
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Strowman shoves Mahal to the corner. Strowman is distracted by Kevin Owens. Owens grabbed Strowman’s Money In The Bank Briefcase. Strowman drops Mahal with a straight right hand. Strowman rolls himself out of the ring. Owens is taunting Strowman. Strowman chases Owens around the ringside area. Owens hands the briefcase over to Sunil Singh. Strowman runs through Singh with a Shoulder Tackle on the floor. Strowman runs to the backstage area. Inadvertently Strowman gets counted out. After the match, Mahal makes a b-line out of the American Airlines Arena.
Winner: Jinder Mahal via CountOut
Mojo Rawley & Bobby Roode Locker Room Brawl:
Fourth Match: Apollo Crews w/Titus Worldwide vs. Akam w/Rezar
Akam starts things off with a double leg takedown. Quick stalemate in the corner. Akam with an Exploder Suplex. Akam follows that with a Biel Throw. Akam applies a front facelock. Akam with the quick cover for a one count. Akam applies a Half Nelson Chin Lock. Crews gets back to a vertical base. Crews decks Akam with a Jaw Breaker. Akam goes for a Death Valley Driver, but Crews lands back on his feet. Crews kicks Akam in the chest. Crews thrust kicks the midsection of Akam.
Crews follows that with a Bicycle Kick. Crews ducks a clothesline from Akam. Crews drops Akam with a Leaping Clothesline. Crews kicks up. Crews blasts Akam with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Crews with a Standing MoonSault for a two count. Crews goes for a Spinning SitOut PowerBomb, but Akam counters with a PowerSlam. Crews drives Akam shoulder first into the turnbuckles. Crews rolls Akam over to pickup the victory.
Winner: Apollo Crews via Pinfall
Fifth Match: Seth Rollins vs. Drew McIntyre w/Dolph Ziggler
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. McIntyre backs Rollins into the turnbuckles. McIntyre with clubbing shots to the back of Rollins. McIntyre is throwing haymakers at Rollins. Rollins dives over McIntyre. Rollins blasts McIntyre with a knife edge chop. Rollins with short left and rights jabs to McIntyre. Rollins ducks a clothesline from McIntyre. Rollins goes for a Crossbody Block, but McIntyre counters with a Vertical Suplex. Rollins kicks McIntyre in the chest. McIntyre catches Rollins mid-air. McIntyre with a Modified SpineBuster on the ringside barricade. McIntyre catapults Rollins throat first into the steel beam.
Coming out of the commercial break, Rollins dropkicks McIntyre off the apron. Rollins lands Two Suicide Dives. Rollins drives McIntyre shoulder first into the edge of the ring frame. Rollins rolls McIntyre back into the ring. Rollins with a Running Forearm Smash to McIntyre. McIntyre goes for another Vertical Suplex, but Rollins counters with a Knee Strike. Rollins hits a Tilt-A-Whirl Falcon Arrow for a two count. Rollins is burning it down in Miami. Rollins thrust kicks the midsection of McIntyre. Rollins goes for The BlackOut, but McIntyre counters with a SpineBuster for a two count. Rollins and McIntyre are side stepping each others signature moves. McIntyre goes for a PowerBomb, but Rollins counters with a Hurricanrana. Rollins SuperKicks McIntyre.
McIntyre tells Rollins to bring it. Rollins obliges with another SuperKick. McIntyre has Rollins perched on the top turnbuckle. McIntyre with an Avalanche White Noise for a two count. McIntyre with a Running Elbow Strike to Rollins. McIntyre goes for a Reverse Alabama Slam, but Rollins rolls him over for a two count. Rollins connects with The BlackOut. Ziggler immediately attacks Rollins to cause the disqualification. After the match, Rollins drops Ziggler with a double leg takedown. Rollins transitions into a ground and pound attack. Ziggler decks Rollins with a Back Elbow Smash. Ziggler goes for The Zig Zag, but Rollins holds onto the ropes. Rollins ducks a clothesline from Ziggler. Rollins clotheslines Ziggler over the top rope. Rollins wipes out Ziggler with a Suicide Dive.
Winner: Seth Rollins via Disqualification
Roman Reigns, Kurt Angle and Constable Baron Corbin Backstage Segment:
Brock Lesnar & Paul Heyman Locker Room Segments:
The B-Team, #WOKEN Matt Hardy, Bray Wyatt and The Revival In-Ring Segment:
Sixth Match: #WOKEN Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt vs. The Revival
The B-Team joins the commentary team for this match. Hardy and Wilder will start things off. Hardy drops Wilder with a back elbow strike. Hardy repeatedly slams Wilder’s head on every turnbuckle pad. Hardy tags in Bray. Deleter Of Worlds with a Double Back Body Drop. Bray does his signature spider walker. Bray with a shoulder tackle to Wilder. Bray tags in Hardy. Deleter Of Worlds hits their signature. Side Russian Leg Sweep/Shoulder Block Combination for a two count. Hardy goes for The Side Effect, but Wilder counters with three sharp elbow strikes.
Wilder backs Hardy into the turnbuckles. Hardy unloads multiple haymakers. Wilder with a double leg takedown to Hardy. Wilder tags in Dawson. Wilder locks in a Boston Crab. Dawson delivers Two Leg Drops. Dawson with a Short-Arm Clothesline for a two count. Dawson applies a rear chin lock. Hardy gets back to a vertical base. Dawson tags in Wilder. Wilder with a side headlock takeover to Hardy. Hardy with shots to the midsection of Wilder. Wilder slams Hardy’s head on the canvas for a two count.
The Revival are cutting the ring in half. Wilder applies a rear chin lock. Hardy decks Wilder with a Jaw Breaker. Wilder tags in Dawson. Dawson goes for another Short-Arm Clothesline, but Hardy counters with The Side Effect. Bray and Wilder are tagged in. Bray clotheslines Wilder. Bray unloads multiple strikes. Bray knocks Dawson off the ring apron. Bray with a Body Avalanche to Wilder. Bray ducks a clothesline from Wilder. Bray with a Running Shoulder Block. Bray sets up for The Uranage Slam.
Dawson continues to run interference. Wilder attacks Bray from behind. The Revival goes for The Shattering Machine, but Bray kicks Dawson in the chest. Bray goes for a Uranage Slam, but Dawson counters with a dropkick. Hardy tosses Dawson out of the ring. Hardy kicks Dawson in the gut. Dawson repeatedly drives Hardy into the ringside barricade. Bray drops Wilder with a knife edge chop. Bray goes for Sister Abigail, but Wilder blocks it. Wilder applies a side headlock. Dawson made the blind tag. Wilder slides under Bray. The Revival plants Bray with The Shattering Machine to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Revival via Pinfall
Seth Rollins Backstage Interview:
Seventh Match: Sasha Banks & Bayley vs. The Riott Squad
Bayley and Sarah Logan will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Logan with a waist lock takedown. Logan applies an arm-bar. Logan transitions into a wrist lock. Bayley drops toe holds Logan to the canvas. Bayley tags in Sasha. Bayley and Sasha drives Logan back first to the turnbuckles. Following a snap mare takeover, Sasha hits The Running Meteora for a two count. Sasha applies an arm-bar. Sasha blasts Logan with a Forearm Smash. Sasha lands a Japanese Arm-Drag. Sasha follows that with a dropkick. Sasha brings Logan to the corner. Sasha tags in Bayley. Bayley rolls Logan over for a two count. Bayley dumps Logan face first on the top turnbuckle. Bayley tags in Sasha. Bayley rocks Logan with a Jumping Knee Strike. Sasha delivers another Meteora on the apron.
Coming out of the commercial break, Logan has Sasha trapped in a Half Nelson Chin Lock. Sasha with an arm-drag takeover to Logan. Logan prevents Sasha from making the tag to Bayley. Logan tags in Morgan. Morgan with a Tornado FaceBuster for a two count. Morgan applies a rear chin lock. Sasha gets back to a vertical base. Sasha with shots to the midsection of Morgan. Sasha rolls Morgan over for a two count. Morgan jumps on Sasha’s back. Sasha whips Morgan into the middle rope.
Sasha tags in Bayley. Bayley hits a Middle Rope Stunner. Bayley with a Diving Clothesline to Morgan. Bayley transitions into a ground and pound attack. Bayley with a Running Knee Strike to Morgan. Bayley knocks Logan off the ring apron. Bayley with a Corner Spear to Morgan. Bayley follows that with a Leaping Elbow Smash. Morgan responds with a Desperation Knee Strike. Bayley tags in Sasha. Bayley with a Top Rope FrankenSteiner. Sasha lands a Flying Meteora for a two count. Bayley tosses Logan out of the ring. Morgan decks Sasha with a Jaw Breaker. Sasha tags in Bayley. Sasha connects with a BackStabber. Bayley plants Morgan with The Bayley To Belly to pickup the victory.
Winner: Sasha Banks & Bayley via Pinfall
Updated WWE SummerSlam 2018 Match Card
1.) Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns For The WWE Universal Championship
2.) AJ Styles (c) vs. Samoa Joe For The WWE Championship
3.) Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Ronda Rousey For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship
4.) Carmella (c) vs. Becky Lynch For The WWE SmackDown Live Women’s Championship
5.) Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens For Braun Strowman’s Money In The Bank Briefcase
6.) The Bludgeon Brothers (c) vs. TBD For WWE SmackDown Live Tag Team Championship
7.) Dolph Ziggler (c) w/Drew McIntyre vs. Seth Rollins For The WWE Intercontinental Championship
8.) Cedric Alexander (c) vs. Drew Gulak For The WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Brock Lesnar, Kurt Angle, Paul Heyman and Constable Baron Corbin In-Ring Segment: