WWE Raw Results (8/20): Roman Reigns vs. Finn Balor

WWE Raw Results (8/20)

WWE Raw
August 20, 2018
Barclays Center
Brooklyn, New York

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Roman Reigns, Finn Balor, Constable Baron Corbin and Kurt Angle In-Ring Segment: 

First Match: Bobby Lashley vs. Constable Baron Corbin 

Lashley starts things off with two waist lock takedowns. Corbin drives his elbow into the midsection of Lashley. Quick standing switch exchange. Lashley applies a waist lock. Corbin grabs the bottom rope to create separation. Lashley ducks a clothesline from Corbin. Lashley with a NeckBreaker. Lashley slams Corbin’s head on three turnbuckle pads. Corbin is trying to regain his composure on the outside. Lashley with a straight right hand to Corbin. Lashley bounces Corbin’s head on the ring apron. Lashley rolls Corbin back into the ring. Lashley with a Corner Spear. Lashley transitions into a Corner Mount. Lashley clotheslines Corbin over the top rope.

Lashley leapfrogs to the apron. Corbin kicks the right knee of Lashley. Corbin drives Lashley rib first into the ringside barricade. Corbin applies a half nelson chin lock. Lashley with shots to midsection of Corbin. Corbin responds with a Knee Lift. Lashley whips Corbin to the corner. Corbin side steps Lashley into the turnbuckles. Lashleay leapfrogs over Corbin. Lashley drops Corbin with a Lariat. Lashley unloads multiple haymakers. Lashley goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Corbin blocks it. Corbin shoves Lashley out of the ring. Corbin clotheslines Lashley on the floor.

Coming out of the commercial break, Corbin goes back to the half nelson chin lock. Lashley is trying to create distance. Corbin sends Lashley shoulder first to the steel ring post. Lashley returns the favor. Lashley and Corbin are trading back and forth shots. Lashley clotheslines Corbin. Lashley follows that with a back elbow strike. Lashley with an Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex. Lashley with a Corner Clothesline to Corbin. Corbin responds with a Back Elbow Smash.

Lashley with a SpineBuster for a two count. Lashley continues to throw haymakers at Corbin. Corbin places Lashley on the top rope. Corbin with two forearm shivers. Corbin goes for a SuperPlex, but Lashley counters with Three HeadButts. Lashley goes for a Flying Clothesline, but Corbin counters with a ChokeSlam BackBreaker for a two count. Lashley negates the misdirection lariat. Lashley plants Corbin with The Dominator to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bobby Lashley via Pinfall 

Kurt Angle and Paul Heyman Backstage Segment: 

Second Match: Sasha Banks, Bayley and Ember Moon vs. The Riott Squad in a 6-Woman Tag Team Match

Sasha and Ruby will start things off. Sasha slaps Ruby in the face. Sasha drops Ruby with a Lou Thez Press. Sasha transitions into a ground and pound attack. Sasha slams Ruby’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Sasha and Bayley are double teaming Ruby. Bayley repeatedly stomps on Ruby’s chest. Bayley tags in Moon. Moon rolls Ruby over for a two count. Ruby retreats to the corner. Ruby tags in Logan. Moon drops Logan with a Forearm Smash. Moon follows that with an cavalcade of kicks. Moon SuperKicks Logan for a two count. Moon goes for a Butterfly Suplex, but Morgan and Ruby gets in the way. Sasha and Bayley clears the ring. Bayley with a Flying Crossbody Block off the apron. Moon lands a Suicide Dive.

Coming out of the commercial break, Bayley applies an arm-bar on Morgan. Morgan whips Bayley to the corner. Bayley hot shots Morgan. Bayley with a Leaping Knee Strike to Morgan. Logan pulls Morgan out of harms way. Bayley knocks Logan off the ring apron. Morgan is trying to create separation. Ruby hits The STO on the floor. Ruby rolls Bayley back into the ring. Ruby with the cover for a two count. Ruby locks in the cravate. The Riott Squad are cutting the ring in half.

Morgan applies a bodyscissors hold. Logan cheap shots Bayley. Morgan with the lateral press for a two count. Morgan applies a rear chin lock. Bayley gets back to a vertical base. Morgan drives her knee into the midsection of Bayley. Frequent tags from The Riott Squad. Logan with a Pop Up HeadButt for a two count. Logan applies an modified cobra clutch. Bayley decks Logan with a JawBreaker. Logan sends Moon crashing to the outside. Bayley kicks Logan in the jaw.

Bayley fights out of The Riott’s Squad. Logan tags in Ruby. Ruby goes for a Running Knee Strike, but Bayley rolls her over for a two count. Bayley tags in Sasha. Sasha fires up with multiple clotheslines. Sasha dropkicks Ruby. Sasha kicks Ruby in the chest. Sasha with a Leaping Double Knee Drop for a two count. Moon chucks Morgan out of the ring. Moon with a Tornado Vertical Suplex. Logan continues to run interference. Logan clotheslines Bayley on the floor. Sasha responds with a Flying Meteora. Ruby knocks Sasha off the top turnbuckle. Ruby connects with The Riott Kick to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Riott Squad via Pinfall 

Triple H In-Ring Segment: 

Third Match: Dean Ambrose w/Seth Rollins vs. Dolph Ziggler w/Drew McIntyre 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ambrose applies a waist lock. Ziggler transitions into a hammer lock. Ambrose reverses the hold. Ambrose with a side headlock takeover. Ambrose drops Ziggler with a shoulder tackle. Ziggler rolls himself out of the ring. Ziggler goes for a single leg takedown. Ambrose grapples around Ziggler. Ziggler backs Ambrose into the ropes. Ziggler gets in a shoving contest with Ambrose. Ziggler kicks Ambrose in the gut. Ziggler follows that with a straight right hand. Ambrose responds with two knife edge chops.

Ziggler rakes the nose of Ambrose. Ambrose with a back elbow strike for a two count. Ambrose goes back to the side headlock. Ambrose delivers another shoulder tackle. Ziggler goes for a Hip Toss, but Ambrose blocks it. Ambrose bodyslams Ziggler. McIntyre trips Ambrose from the outside. Rollins is trying to calm down Ambrose. Ziggler dropkicks Ambrose off the ring apron. Coming out of the commercial break, Ziggler has Ambrose trapped in a Sleeper Hold. Ambrose gets back to a vertical base.

Ziggler kicks the left knee of Ambrose. Ziggler toys around with Ambrose. Ambrose ducks a clothesline from Ziggler. Ambrose unloads two inside out lariats. Ambrose with a Running Knee Lift. Ambrose repeatedly stomps on Ziggler’s chest. Ziggler kicks Ambrose in the jaw. Ziggler uses the rope for leverage for a two count. Ambrose negates The Zig Zag. Ambrose with a Fallaway Slam. Ziggler bounces Ambrose head on the top rope.

Ziggler goes for a SuperKick, but Ambrose counters with a single leg takedown. Ambrose catapults Ziggler to the top turnbuckle. Ziggler sends Ambrose shoulder first to the steel ring post. Rollins and McIntyre starts brawling on the floor. Ziggler attacks Rollins from behind. Ziggler and McIntyre drives Rollins rib first into the ringside barricade. Ambrose with a leaping clothesline to McIntyre. Ambrose rolls Ziggler back into the ring. Ambrose is distracted by McIntyre. Ambrose side steps The Famouser. Ambrose goes for Dirty Deeds, but Ziggler blocks it. Rollins takes out McIntyre with a Suicide Dive. Ziggler goes for a Leaping DDT, but Ambrose counters with Dirty Deeds to pickup the victory.

Winner: Dean Ambrose via Pinfall 

Braun Strowman and Finn Balor Backstage Segment: 

Elias and Curt Hawkins In-Ring Segment: 

Fourth Match: Elias vs. Curt Hawkins 

Hawkins rolls Elias over for a two count. Elias drops Hawkins with a Jumping Knee Strike. Elias takes off his t-shirt. Elias with a straight right hand. Elias slams Hawkins head on the top turnbuckle pad. Elias with a back elbow strike. Elias follows that with an elbow drop for a two count. Hawkins with a quick rollup for a two count. Hawkins repeatedly throws haymakers at Elias. Elias reverses out of the irish whip from Hawkins. Hawkins with two double sledges. Hawkins blasts Elias with a Basement Dropkick. Elias rolls himself out of the ring. Elias levels Hawkins with a Knee Lift. Elias plants Hawkins with The Drift Away to pickup the victory.

Winner: Elias via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: The Authors Of Pain vs. Titus Worldwide 

Rezar and Titus will start things off. Rezar applies a waist lock. Titus with two sharp elbow strikes. Rezar brings Titus to the corner. Rezar tags in Akam. AOP are double teaming Titus. Akam goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Titus blocks it. Titus creates distance with a vertical suplex. Titus tags in Crews. Crews takes a swing at Rezar. Akam attacks Crews from behind. Akam tags in Rezar. AOP connects with a Double Reverse SpineBuster for a two count. Rezar applies a front facelock. The referee calls for a clean break. AOP are cutting the ring in half. AOP hits their BackBreaker/Flying Foot Stomp Combination for a two count.

Akam applies an modified cobra clutch. Crews is trying to create separation. Crews goes for a Hip Toss, but Akam counters with a Fireman’s Carry TakeOver. Crews decks Akam with a Back Elbow Smash. Crews knocks Rezar off the ring apron. Crews side steps Akam into the turnbuckles. Akam swats Crews out of mid-air. Akam tags in Rezar. Crews with a MoonSault for a two count. Crews follows that with a Standing MoonSault for a two count. Titus dumps Akam out of the ring. Crews goes for a rollup, but Rezar holds onto the top rope. Rezar launches Crews to the corner. Rezar tags in Akam. AOP plants Crews with The Last Chapter to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Authors Of Pain via Pinfall 

Ronda Rousey & Stephanie McMahon In-Ring Segment: 

Sixth Match: Bo Dallas w/Curtis Axel vs. Scott Dawson w/Dash Wilder 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Dawson backs Dallas into the ropes. Dawson HeadButts Dallas. Dallas responds with a straight right hand. Dawson rolls himself out of the ring. Dawson delivers a cheap shot. Dawson with a short-arm clothesline. Dawson slingshots Dallas into the bottom turnbuckle pad. Dawson rams his elbow across Dallas face. Dawson applies a rear chin lock. Dallas gets back to a vertical base. Dawson uppercuts Dallas.

Dawson goes for a NeckBreaker, but Dallas counters with a BackSlide Cover for a two count. Dallas decks Dawson with a Back Elbow Smash. Dallas with Two Running Forearm Smashes. Dallas with a Big Boot to Dawson. Dallas with a Running Crossbody Block. Dallas plays to the crowd. Dallas goes for a Draping Fisherman’s NeckBreaker, but Dawson blocks it. Dawson targets the bridge of Dallas nose. Dawson plants Dallas with The Cradle DDT to pickup the victory.

Winner: Scott Dawson via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Curtis Axel w/Bo Dallas vs. Dash Wilder w/Scott Dawson 

Wilder and Axel are running the ropes. Wilder PowerSlams Axel. Wilder is targeting Axel’s back. Axel with a Sunset Flip for a two count. Axel kicks Wilder in the gut. Wilder responds with a Fireman’s Carry BackBreaker for a two count. Wilder mocks Axel. Wilder is wearing down Axel in the center of the ring. Axel gets back to a vertical base.

Axel with an arm-drag takeover. Axel is throwing haymakers at Wilder. Axel with Two Clotheslines. Axel dropkicks Wilder. Axel follows that with a Leaping Elbow Strike. Axel connects with a Rolling Neck Snap. Wilder shoves Axel to the corner. Axel kicks Wilder in the jaw. Axel goes for a Flying Fist Drop, but Wilder ducks out of the way. Wilder plants Axel with The Gory Bomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: Dash Wilder via Pinfall 

Roman Reigns Backstage Interview: 

Kurt Angle, Stephanie McMahon, Constable Baron Corbin and Alexa Bliss Backstage Segment: 

Eight Match: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Finn Balor For The WWE Universal Championship 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Reigns backs Balor into the turnbuckles. Reigns has the obvious strength advantage. Balor applies a waist lock. Reigns breaks free with a back elbow smash. Reigns applies a side headlock. Balor ducks a clothesline from Reigns. Reigns drops Balor with a shoulder tackle. Balor with a Sunset Flip for a two count. Balor goes for a Leaping Enzuigiri, but Reigns counters with a nasty haymaker. The referee is trying to calm down Reigns. Reigns goes back to the side headlock. Balor with shots to the midsection of Reigns. Balor turns a Sunset Flip into a Basement Dropkick. Balor tosses Reigns out of the ring.

Balor with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Reigns negates The PK. Reigns sends Balor face first to the apron. Reigns with the cover for a two count. Reigns whips Balor back first across the turnbuckles. Balor kicks Reigns in the jaw. Balor with a Running Forearm Smash. Balor with a double leg takedown to Reigns. Balor with a Standing Double Foot Stomp. Balor dives over Reigns. Balor blasts Reigns with a knife edge chop. Reigns is pissed off. Reigns delivers clubbing lariats. Balor dropkicks Reigns. Balor lands a SomerSault Plancha. Balor rolls Reigns back into the ring. Balor with the lateral press for a two count.

Coming out of the commercial break, Reigns is standing over Balor. Reigns is distracted by the nimrods in Brooklyn. Reigns and Balor are trading back and forth shots. Balor clocks Reigns with an Over Head Kick. Balor is putting the boots to Reigns. Balor is fired up. Balor goes for a SlingBlade, but Reigns counters with an One-Arm SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Reigns sets up for The SuperMan Punch. Balor kicks Reigns in the ribs. Balor with a Spinout Elbow Drop for a two count.

Balor side steps Reigns into the turnbuckles. Balor gets Reigns in the drop zone with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Balor hits The SlingBlade. Balor goes for a ShotGun Dropkick, but Reigns counters with a SuperMan Punch for a two count. Reigns plays to the crowd. Balor blocks The Spear. Balor rolls Reigns over for a two count. Reigns rocks Balor with another SuperMan Punch. Braun Strowman makes his way to the ringside area. Balor attacks Reigns from behind. Balor with a ShotGun Dropkick. Balor goes for The Coupe De Grace, but Reigns ducks out of the way. Reigns Spears Balor to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns via Pinfall 

The Shield and Braun Strowman Segment: 

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