WWE Raw Results
Monday’s WWE Raw was no giant leap toward SummerSlam.
Brock Lesnar threatened to leave the company, adding intrigue to his Fatal 4-Way Universal Championship match. But we didn’t see much of him in Pittsburgh. The Beast Incarnate was too briefly a part of the Raw stage.
Roman Reigns battled his way past both Samoa Joe and Braun Strowman. The Miz and Jason Jordan kicked off what could be the key to the emerging’s star.
Meanwhile, Big Cass, Bayley and Bray Wyatt’s stories didn’t go much of anywhere. Much of the night’s narratives lacked urgency. To a degree, it felt WWE didn’t realize its second biggest event of the year is only weeks away.
- Matt and Jeff Hardy had the edge early as they took turns attacking Karl Anderson. The Club gained control by slowing the pace down and beating up on Jeff. Momentum continued to shift back and forth.
The Hardy Boyz emerged the victors thanks to a swanton bomb.
Near the announce desk, The Revival and The Hardys brawled. Anderson and Gallows leaped into the fray.
Result: The Hardys win via pinfall.
Titus O’Neil accompanied a bandaged Akira Tozawa to the ring.
Cedric Alexander went on a tear to open the match, sending the heels reeling. Swann and Tozawa followed suit.
An attack on Tozawa’s shoulder turned the tide. Tony Nese and Ariya Daivari attacked that weak point.
The match’s picked up and Tozawa emerged from the high-flying chaos with the win courtesy of a senton.
Result: Tozawa, Alexander and Swann win via pinfall.
Ambrose and Rollins recalled their tag team match from last week. The Lunatic Fringe, though, remained distrustful of his old ally.
Rollins later ran into Cesaro and Sheamus backstage. The champs bragged about their unity and success.
The Kingslayer challenged the two European bruisers to a fight; Sheamus accepted.
In the ring, Rollins’ speed gave him the early advantage. With the help of a distracting Cesaro, Sheamus floored the babyface soon after, though.
The two men traded blows in a battle of power versus agility.
Rollins rolled up The Celtic Warrior for the three-count. Cesaro and Sheamus then clobbered him in response. Ambrose eventually rushed in to clash with the champs.
Result: Rollins wins via pinfall.
Video packages aired for Reigns, Strowman and Joe leading up to the match.
In the ring, The Monster of Men steamrolled both foes to kick things off. Reigns and Joe teamed up to chop the giant down before going after each other.
The bruisers fought into the stands and outside the ring.
No one was able to dominate for long. Strowman had control of the bout but gave way to Joe who eventually fell victim to Strowman.
Reigns climbed out of the human wreckage to knock Strowman out of the ring and club Joe with a spear.
Result: Reigns wins via pinfall.
Elias teased as if he was going to deliver a pro-Pittsburgh song only to tear into the city.
Kalisto outmatched The Drifter for a moment before Elias grounded the aerialist. The villain battered Kalisto in the corner. He drove him into the canvas for a quick win.
Result: Elias wins via pinfall.
Bayley tried to out-quick Nia Jax, but soon fell victim to the bruiser’s power. Jax flung her foe around the ring.
A comeback saw Bayley run into a wall.
The babyface hurt her arm during the battle. Jax showed no mercy as she continued her attack.
A one-armed Bayley managed to fight off interference from Alexa Bliss and a charging Jax to get the win.
Result: Bayley wins via count-out.
Enzo Amore accompanied Big Show to the ring. Before the action began, he took some verbal shots at Big Cass.
Big Show battered Big Cass before the match even started. The two big men slugged it out.
The Babe Ruth of Beatdowns focused on Big Show’s leg, focusing all of his offense on the bad wheel. A boot to the face left The World’s Largest Athlete out cold.
Amore hopped into the ring, only to catch a beatdown. Big Show blasted Big Cass with a big right hand.
Result: Cass wins via disqualification.