WWE RAW returned last night from the Little Rock, AR. In the main event of the night, Braun Strowman battled four members of his Money in the Bank opponent in what seemed more like a 3-on-1 handicap match.
The show kicked off with the women’s division.
Natalya def. Sasha Banks, Alexa Bliss, and Ember Moon
WWE Raw General Manager Kurt Angle had presided over a confrontation between all the eight Raw participants for the two Money in the Bank Matches, after which a fatal four-way match between Natalya, Sasha Banks, Alexa Bliss, and Ember Moon was sanctioned.
After a highly paced encounter, Natalya picked up the victory after forcing Alexa Bliss to tap out to the Sharpshooter.
Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre def. Breezango
Breezango stood no chance in the bout. The angry Ziggler who was still pained that they failed to win the opportunity to challenge Bray Wyatt and Matt Hardy for the RAW Tag Team Gold last week.
Ziggler and McIntyre won the match after delivering a brutal Zig-Zag-Claymore twofer.
Roman Reigns def. Sunil Singh
Recall that earlier, WWE had announced that Reigns and Mahal will battle on Monday Night RAW ahead of their MITB bout. Mahal ended up substituting himself with Sunil Singh at the dying minute, keeping himself fresh for their bout this weekend.
In quick succession, Reigns squashed Sunil for the win, however, Mahal jumped on the Big Dog, dropping him with the Khallas.
The B-Team def. Heath Slater & Rhyno
The B-Team continued with their winning streak last night, defeating Heath Slater & Rhyno in an impressive style.
Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins destroyed Elias’ custom guitar
Ahead of Elias’ biggest opportunity since joining the main roster, this Sunday will see him get the biggest win of his career or have the Kingslayer send him back into pieces, just as he did to his custom-made guitar last night.
The Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins attacked Elias after he had unveiled a custom-painted guitar (allegedly presented to him by John Mayer) decorated with an image of the Intercontinental Title. Elias didn’t want more of the brazing Architect, and after he had thought for a minute that he was safe, Rollins shifted his anger on the custom-made guitar, destroying it with the stomp.
Ruby Riott def. Bayley
Ruby Riott got an impressive victory last night, after methodically getting the larger part of the match attacking Bayley’s shoulder. When it seemed like Bayley was rallying back for a massive victory, The Riott Squad’s caused a distraction that made the difference.
Riott attacked, taking advantage of the distraction to send Bayley shoulder-first into the ring post and then planted her with a devastating Riott Kick for the win.
Ronda Rousey and the Raw Women’s Champion Nia Jax engaged in a physical altercation
After claims for the past weeks about her strength, Nia Jax found herself trapped in Ronda Rousey’s wicked Armbar.
No Way Jose def. Curt Hawkins
Curt Hawkins took another loss last night, sending him into his over 200-match losing streak. No Way Jose dropped Hawkins with the pop-up punch to get the pin.
Sami Zayn challenged Bobby Lashley to an obstacle course
Sami Zayn seems to be getting an edge over Lashley. Could his sins be due for repayment this Sunday at WWE’ MITB?
Zayn tricked Lashley into an obstacle course to prove his military acumen. After Lashley completed the course in around 45 seconds, Zayn attacked him, before dropping him with the Helluva Kick.
Braun Strowman def. Finn Bálor, Kevin Owens, and Bobby Roode
This match was more like a 3-on- handicap match. Braun Strowman saw himself in an attack in the hands of his MITB opponents. However, despite Owens, Bobby Roode and Finn Bálor’s strategy of taking out The Monster Among Men for good, planting him with a Coup de Grâce, a Glorious DDT, and a second brutal Frog Splash from Owens, Strowman managed to get back into the game, after sending Owens into the ladder with a Running Powerslam for the win.