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WWE RAW REPORT: FIVE MEN WITH A CHANCE TO FACE BROCK LESNAR, MORE MATCHES FOR EXTREME RULES, IC TITLE MATCH, AND A TAG TEAM IMPLODES

By Richard Trionfo on 2017-05-15 23:05:00

Last week, Roman Reigns attacked an injured Braun Strowman when Strowman was facing Kalisto with one arm tied to his back.

We are in Newark, New Jersey and your announcers are Michael Cole, Booker T, and Corey Graves.

Raw General Manager Kurt Angle makes his way to the ring.

Kurt welcomes everyone to Raw.  Kurt mentions what Roman Reigns did to Braun Strowman last week.  Kurt says Braun suffered a shattered elbow and could be out of action for up to six months.  Kurt mentions that Braun had set his sights on the Universal Title.  Kurt asks who will face Brock Lesnar for the Universal Title.  It has to be earned so there will be a Fatal Five Way Match at Extreme Rules with the winner facing Brock Lesnar.

Kurt says the competitors are Seth Rollins, Samoa Joe, Finn Balor, Bray Wyatt, or Roman Reigns.

Kurt says it will be historical and extreme.

Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring.

Roman stares at Angle and he tells Kurt they don't need a Fatal Five Way Match because he is the number one contender.  This is his yard.  He beat Undertaker at Wrestlemania and he put Strowman in that ambulance.  He is the only one who can beat Brock for the Universal Title.

Finn Balor makes his way to the ring.

Finn tells Roman exactly what he told Seth Rollins two weeks ago.  He was the first Universal Champion and he never lost his title.  If you want a piece of the beast, the line starts behind him.  

Roman says that Finn has heart but he does not have the killer instinct to beat Brock.

Finn says that Roman should know what he is about because he beat Roman on his first night on Raw.

Samoa Joe's music plays and he comes to the ring.

Joe says they have it all wrong.  It is not about hearts or anybody's yard.  It is not about anybody's club.  It is about actions and results.  Action, he locked in the Kokina Clutch on Seth Rollins so he was unresponsive on the ground and his body goes limp.  Action, he enters the Fatal Five Way and the result is that he wins.  Action, he goes on to face Brock Lesnar . . . 

Bray Wyatt's introduction interrupts Samoa Joe and Bray is in the ring.   He says the beast approaches and you put on your brave faces.  He feels you trembling.  You will cower and you will fall.  You will run.  Bray . . . 

is interrupted by Seth Rollins.  He says Extreme Rules is a few weeks away and New Jersey did not come here for talking.  Seth says he came to fight Samoa Joe.

Rollins and Joe fight in the aisle while Wyatt attacks Balor.  Reigns punches Wyatt and they fight to the floor.

Rollins with a dragon screw leg whip in the ropes.

Wyatt hits Rollins from behind and Reigns with a Superman punch to Wyatt.  Balor with a running drop kick to Rollins and Wyatt.  Reigns misses a Superman punch and Balor hits Slingblade.

Balor with a plancha to the floor and he returns to the ring.

Matt and Jeff Hardy walk in the back as we go to commercial.

We are back and Finn, Seth, and Roman argue until Kurt Angle stops them.  He says if you have aggression, Seth will face Bray Wyatt tonight.  Kurt says Roman and Finn are itching to get into the ring.  They will have a match tonight, against each other.

Match Number One:  Jeff Hardy (with Matt Hardy) versus Sheamus (with Cesaro)

Jeff with punches to Sheamus as the bell rings.  Sheamus pushes Jeff away but Jeff with kicks.  Jeff avoids a Brogue Kick and gets a near fall with a rollup.  Sheamus is back dropped to the floor.  Hardy with a baseball slide and then Sheamus catches Jeff on a pescado and Sheamus sends Jeff into the ringside barrier.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Sheamus with a knee drop off the turnbuckles for a near fall.  Sheamus with a reverse chin lock.  Jeff with punches and kicks to Sheamus.  Sheamus with a power slam for a near fall.  Jeff pushes Sheamus and has a kick blocked.  Jeff with more punches and a running forearm followed by a reverse atomic drop and a leg drop to the midsection.  Jeff with a drop kick for a near fall.  Jeff sets for the Twist of Fate but Sheamus blocks it.  Jeff lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex.  Sheamus with a knee to the head and he gets a near fall.

Jeff runs into boots and Sheamus pulls himself up to the turnbuckles but he comes off into a cutter and Jeff gets a near fall.  Cesaro gets on the apron and Matt knocks him off.  Jeff with a kick and he goes for the Twist of Fate.  Sheamus pushes Jeff to Matt and Sheamus with a Brogue Kick that hits Matt.  Jeff with a Twist of Fate to Sheamus and he goes up top for the Swanton.  Jeff connects and gets the three count. 

Winner:  Jeff Hardy

We go to commercial.

Match Number Two:  Sasha Banks versus Alicia Fox (with Noam Dar)

They lock up and Sasha with a waist lock.  Alicia with an elbow but Sasha with a shoulder tackle.  Alicia has a kick blocked and Sasha with a kick of her own.  Alicia with a boot of her own and she gets a near fall.  Alicia with a Northern Lights suplex for a near fall.  Alicia with a knee to the back.  Alicia with a reverse chin lock and Sasha sends Alicia into the turnbuckles.  Sasha with slaps and clotheslines followed by a drop kick.  Sasha with a satellite head scissors.  Alicia with a split legged sunset flip for a near fall.

Alicia holds on to the ropes to stop Sasha from hitting a lungblower.  Alicia sends Sasha to the floor over the top rope and Sasha holds her leg.  Sasha with an inside cradle.  Alicia with a scissors kick for the three count.

Winner:  Alicia Fox

After the match, Alicia and Noam celebrate in the ring.

Match Number Three:  Miz (with Maryse) versus Dean Ambrose for the Intercontinental Title

Miz goes into the ropes to get under Ambrose's skin.  Miz goes to the apron but Ambrose brings him back into the ring.  Ambrose with chops and a clothesline.  Miz with a kick to Ambrose and he sets for Skull Crushing Finale but Ambrose escapes.  Miz with a rollup for a near fall.  Miz with a kick but Ambrose with a swinging neck breaker.  Ambrose goes up top and Miz goes to the floor on the other side of the ring.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Miz with an Awesome Clothesline and he goes up top and hits a double sledge for a near fall.  We see footage of Miz sending Ambrose into the ring steps during the commercial break.  Miz with a reverse chin lock.  Miz gets on Ambrose's back and Dean backs Miz into the turnbuckles.  Miz with Reality Check for a near fall.  Miz with kicks of yes to Ambrose but he misses the round kick and Ambrose with a rollup for a near fall.  Dean with forearms but Miz with a knee to the midsection.  Dean drops down and Miz goes over the top rope to the floor.

Dean with a suicide dive and both men are down.  Ambrose sends Miz back into the ring and Ambrose with a running forearm or two.  Dean with a clothesline and he hits a running forearm and bulldog.  Dean with a La Magistral for a near fall.  Dean puts Miz on the turnbuckles and he sets for a superplex but Miz with punches and head butts.  Ambrose with a kick and he sets for a double underhook DDT.  Miz sets for the Skull Crushing Finale but Dean drops down and gets a near fall with a rollup.  Miz misses a drop kick into the turnbuckles and Dean hits the elbow to the chest from the turnbuckles for a near fall.  

Dean sets for a power bomb but Miz counters for a figure four and Dean kicks Miz away.  Miz send Dean into the ropes but when Dean rebounds he is met with a Skull Crushing Finale but Dean kicks out.  Dean with a rollup but Miz escapes.  Dean with a rollup for another near fall.  Dean clotheslines Miz over the top rope and then Ambrose goes up top.  Maryse gets in front of Miz and Dean does not care.  Maryse moves and Dean hits the elbow to Miz.

Dean rolls MIz back into the ring and Maryse gets on the apron.  Miz goes for a low blow and Dean blocks it.  Dean kicks Miz in the ding ding and the referee calls for the bell.

Winner:  Miz (by disqualification)

Finn Balor is asked about his special on the WWE Network as well as his chance to face Brock Lesnar if he can win at Extreme Rules.

Finn says it is not about the size of the dog in the fight, it is about the size of the fight in the dog.  Finn says it might be Roman's yard, but it is his universe.

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