WWE RAW aired in London, United Kingdom, from the O2 Arena last night.
Roman Reigns attacked Jinder Mahal
Last night, Roman Reigns was notified by the GM of WWE RAW that he was barred from further qualifying matches as he has suffered many consecutive losses in the hands of the WWE Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar, and his failure last week to qualify for the Men’s MITB ladder match.
Angle informed Reigns that the powers that be wondered if he was best for business, hence their decision to keep him out for now. Angle, however, added Mahal into a Triple Threat qualifier against Bobby Lashley and Elias for the MITB qualifier. Having caused Reigns his opportunity last week, Roman Reigns returned the favour when he attacked Jinder Mahal so badly that it took the officials to separate them.
Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins def. Kevin Owens
Following The Architect’s ongoing Open Challenge series, Seth defended his Intercontinental Championship last night against Owens before the elated crowd at the O2 Arena.
Owens was a tough competitor for the Kingslayer, brutalizing Seth with his powers, giving Seth only the room to connect with several missed attempts. In the end, Owens was stunned unexpectedly after Seth countered Owens roll attempt through the ropes for a devastating Stomp into the mat for the victory.
Bobby Roode def. Baron Corbin and No Way Jose to qualify for the Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match
This was an all action packed Triple Threat match at last night’s WWE RAW. Despite an impressive show of power and determination from Baron Corbin, his aggressive move to take out both his opponents gave room for Roode to throw him into the ring post before planting No Way Jose with the Glorious DDT for the three counts.
The B-Team def. Breezango
The former Miztourage have rebranded themselves with a new tag team name — The B-Team.
Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel got an unexpected victory on WWE RAW after Fandango goofed and found himself in a double maneuverer by the B-Team in the form of Backdrop-Neck-Breaker hybrid for the win.
Sasha Banks, Natalya & Ember Moon def. The Riott Squad
Sasha Banks found herself isolated by The Riott Squad for a long time in the matchup, but life came for her team after she eventually tagged in Natalya who broke Liv Morgan down.
This made Ruby and Logan attempt to interfere but they were taken out too by Ember Moon and Banks with the Suicide Dive and a Meteora respectively. With no hopes for Morgan, Natalya locked her in the painful Sharpshooter for the victory.
Raw Tag Team Champions “Woken” Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt def. The Revival
Dash & Dawson of The Revival were quite competitive, delivering their maneuvers with a high level of technical finish that even made Matt Hardy declared Dash Wilder’s athleticism “flabbergasting.”
Hardy was kept away from his tag partner but eventually, the “woken” ones showed why they are the champs, dominating the matchup eventually before dispatching Scott Dawson with Kiss of Deletion for the 1-2-3 counts.
Sami Zayn mocked Bobby Lashley’s sit-down interview
Recall that last week, Bobby Lashley had a chat last week with Renee Young, where he discussed in detail about himself, and family. Sami Zayn who seemed unimpressed with Lashley’s interview after a barrage of unfounded claims declared himself as the recipient of Lashley’s personal victimization.
Zayn disagreed with Lashley being a kind-hearted family man as he proclaimed last week and claimed to have gotten the real truth about Lashley by contacting his three sisters. He promised to unveil the truth next week on WWE RAW when he brings the sisters to the ring.
Alexa Bliss def. Bayley and Mickie James to qualify for the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match
The former RAW Women’s champion succeeded in taking her path back to the championship picture after she defeated two other opponents to secure her MITB position.
Alexa had a good sail allowing her enforcer Mickie James to battle Bayley in most of the competition’s time despite the initial fray that almost existed between the friends when tensions became high.
James and Bayley eventually took their animosity on the outside, but after Bayley successfully dispatched Mickie, she found herself back into the ring at the mercy of Bliss who immediately planted her with a vicious right hand before dropping her with a brutal DDT for the win.
Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre def. Finn Bálor & Braun Strowman
This was a surprise one. Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre took their partnership to the big league and still emerged victorious. McIntyre showed his aggressive side once more, keeping Strowman at arm’s length while they manhandled Finn.
After an angry Strowman mistakenly took himself out by charging into the ring post, Dolph and McIntyre had gone on to dominate Balor and Ziggler eventually toppled Finn off the top rope and allowing him to pick up the victory for his team.
Kevin Owens def. Bobby Lashley and Elias to qualify for the Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match
After losing to Seth Rollins earlier in the night, Owens called Stephanie McMahon over the outcome of his Intercontinental Title Match and got himself put in the main event as a replacement for Jinder Mahal, who had been brutally attacked by Roman Reigns.
With the help and continuous interference from Sami Zayn, Owens managed to maneuver his way to victory.
Bobby Lashley used his power advantage to take control of the match but as it seemed like he was approaching to victory, Sami Zayn made interfered, hauling Lashley out of the pinfall position and then attacked him with the brutal Helluva Kick on the outside.
That gave Owens the room to plant Elias with a Frog Splash for the 1-2-3 counts.