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WWE RAW REPORT: A BIG RAW DEBUT, WOMEN'S TITLE MATCH, A NEW TITLE IS ANNOUNCED, POKEMON GO GETS THE GOLDEN TRUTH TREATMENT, NEW DAY CELEBRATION, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2016-07-25 23:02:00

Match Number Five:  Sasha Banks versus Charlotte (with Dana Brooke) for the WWE Women's Title

They lock up and go around the ring while locked up.  Charlotte pushes Sasha away and they lock up again.  Sasha gets a near fall while still locked up.  They roll around and Charlotte pushes Sasha into the corner.  Sasha with a rollup for a near fall.  Charlotte goes for the leg but Sasha blocks it and she gets a near fall with a back slide but Charlotte holds on.  Sasha with an elbow and Dana grabs Sasha's leg and the referee warns Dana.  Charlotte goes for a slam but Sasha lands on her feet.  Sasha with a lungblower and she applies a straitjacket with her foot in Charlotte's back.  

Charlotte gets to her feet and she backs Sasha into the corner and snap mares Sasha.  Sasha goes for the Banks Statement but Charlotte gets to the ropes and the floor.  Sasha with a baseball slide to knock Charlotte down and Sasha with Meteora off the apron.  Sasha gets a near fall.  Charlotte sends Sasha to the mat and hits a neck breaker.  Charlotte with a forearm to knock Sasha off the apron.  Charlotte follows Sasha to the floor and hits a running boot that sends Sasha's head into the ringside barrier.  Charlotte takes the belt and tells Sasha she does not deserve it and Sasha kicks Charlotte and sends her into the apron.

Charlotte gets back into the ring and Sasha tosses the title belt to Dana and she catches it so the referee thinks she may have used it and Dana is sent to the back.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Charlotte has her boot against the back of Sasha's head while she stretches Sasha.  We see Sasha being sent into the turnbuckles during the commercial break.  Sasha with a drop toe hold but Charlotte with an elbow.  Sasha with Meteora in the ring.  Sasha with forearms and Charlotte fires back.  Charlotte with a knee to the midsection and Sasha avoids a boot and Sasha with clotheslines and a drop kick.  Charlotte misses a kick and Sasha with a knee.  Sasha puts Charlotte in the ropes and hits the double knee drop on the middle rope and Sasha gets a near fall.  

Charlotte sends Sasha into the turnbuckles.  Sasha lands on her feet on a suplex attempt but Charlotte with a neck breaker.  Charlotte goes up top for a moonsault but Sasha moves.  Charlotte lands on her feet and Charlotte goes for a flip leg drop but Sasha gets her knees up.  Sasha with a suicide dive.  Sasha gets a near fall.  Sasha goes up top.  Charlotte stops Sasha and sets for a superplex but Sasha is dropped on the top rope.

Charlotte goes up top for a moonsault onto the floor and she connects.  Charlotte gets a near fall.  Charlotte sets for the figure four but Sasha with a rollup for a near fall.  Sasha with a kick but Charlotte with a boot to the head and hits Natural Selection.  Sasha grabs the rope to stop the referee's count.  Charlotte applies the figure four leg lock and Sasha slaps Charlotte but Charlotte tries to bridge and Charlotte rolls to the floor and keeps the figure four while hanging from the apron.

Charlotte gets back into the ring and Sasha kicks Charlotte into the ropes and applies the Bank Statement.  Charlotte rolls over but Sasha holds on.  Charlotte has her foot on the rope and Sasha has to release the hold.  Sasha with a lungblower and applies the Banks Statement and Charlotte taps out.

Winner:  Sasha Banks

After the match, Byron Saxton interviews Sasha in the ring and he asks her what this moment means for her.

Sasha says she did it.  She says it is the dream she had since she was ten years old.  She said she was the best and now the title means she is the best.  It is a new era in the WWE.  It is the era of The Boss.  It is the era of change.  It is the era of Women's Wrestling.  Sasha says every time she steps in the ring, she will show why she is champion.  She will show that there is only one boss in the WWE and it is her.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Byron as asking James Ellsworth about fighting Braun Strowman.  He says it is an honor to wrestle on Raw, but he did not expect to wrestle Braun Strowman.

Match Number Six:  James Ellsworth versus Braun Strowman

Ellswoth with a punch and that was not very effective.  Strowman with a forearm to the chest and he picks up Ellsworth and then kicks him into the corner.  Strowman with a splash into the corner and Strowman picks up Ellsworth and sends him face first into the mat for the three count.

Winner:  Braun Strowman

We have a Roman Reigns video package.

We go to commercial.

We are back and R Truth and Goldust are still playing Pokemon Go and they are the locker room for the Penguins and Truth thinks it is a Pokemon.

Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady make their way to the ring and they do their usual entrance.

Enzo says Monday nights got a little more Raw.  Enzo quotes some Wu Tang Clan.

Colin says he likes it raw but there are a number of other things he likes raw.  He mentions Cookie Dough, eggs, egg whites, fish . . . 

Epico and Primo come out and Primo says the only raw thing to talk about is the raw beauty of Puerto Rico.  Epico invites everyone to Puerto Rico.

Colin says there is a word to describe Epico and Primo and the crowd spells it out.

Match Number Seven:  Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady versus Epico and Primo

Enzo and Epico start off and Primo makes the blind tag and Enzo with a cross body.  Enzo is sent into the ropes and Primo with a splash to the back.  Primo with a snap mare and rake of the boots across the face.  Primo misses a splash and Colin tags in and he hits a slam and elbow drop for a near fall.  Enzo is sent to the floor but Epico is clotheslined over the top rope.  Primo sends Colin over the top rope.

R Truth walks through the ring looking for Pokemon.  

Primo turns around into a big boot for the three count.

Winners:  Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady

Roman Reigns walks in the back and he sees Finn Balor.  Finn wishes Roman luck and Roman wishes Finn luck.  Finn says he is Irish, he invented luck.  Roman says he is Samoan, 'nuff said.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Eight:  Roman Reigns versus Finn Balor in a Match to See Who Gets to Wrestle Seth Rollins at SummerSlam for the Universal Title

Reigns backs Balor into the corner and he biels Balor across the ring.  Reigns with another biel.  Reigns with an Irish whip and he misses a charge into the corner and Balor leaps to the apron and kicks Reigns.  Reigns with a shoulder tackle.  Reigns chokes Balor in the ropes but Balor with a drop kick.  Balor with a back heel kick but Reigns wtih an elbow.  Reigns with Neverending Story and the referee pulls Reigns out of the corner.  Reigns with a punch to Balor and Finn hangs over the bottom rope.  Reigns goes for the Juggernaut Broad Jump Drop Kick but Balor moves and hits a double stomp and sends Reigns to the floor and hits a running drop kick that sends Reigns into the ringside barrier and we go to commercial.

We are back and Reigns with a Samoan drop for a near fall.  Reigns holds his knee and we see footage of Balor working on the knee during the commercial break.  Reigns with a belly-to-back into a uranage and he gets a near fall.  Reigns with a reverse chin lock.  Balor punches Reigns but Reigns with a head butt and punch in the corner.  Reigns with an Irish whip but Balor with a boot to the face.  Balor with forearms but Reigns with a rollup into a one arm sit out power bomb for a near fall.  

Reigns sets for the Superman punch but Balor moves and Balor runs into a boot.  Reigns goes to the turnbuckles but Balor with an enzuigiri.  Balor kicks Reigns off the apron and Balor with a running kick from the apron.  Balor rolls Reigns back in and Balor goes up top and Balor with a double stomp to the back of the head.  Balor gets a near fall.  Balor sets for a reverse suplex but Reigns with forearms.  Balor with Slingblade and then he sets for the running drop kick but Reigns with a Superman punch for a near fall.

Reigns gets Balor up for Splash Mountain but Balor counters with a sunset flip.  Reigns with a one arm power bomb and a one armed sit out power bomb for a near fall.  Reigns sets for the spear but Balor with Slingblade and a running drop kick that sends Reigns into the corner.  Balor with Coup de Grace for the three count.

Winner:  Finn Balor

Tom Phillips asks Roman if he has anything to say.  Roman looks at Finn and he says he hopes Finn wins the Universal Title at SummerSlam because he wants him again.  Roman says he respects that dude.

We go to credits.


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