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WWE RAW REPORT: PUTTING A GOOD SPIN ON JOE/LESNAR, WHO WAS THE ONE ARMED MAN WHO ATTACKED ENZO?, BEARING DOWN WITH MIZ AND MARYSE, ROMAN'S BIG ANNOUNCEMENT FOR SUMMERSLAM, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2017-06-19 23:02:00

We are back and Michael asks Booker about what happened with the Women's Ladder Match and they discuss what people are saying about how Daniel Bryan should handle it.

Kurt Angle is on the phone and he is interrupted by Corey Graves.  Corey says it is too bad Kurt did not have a good Father's Day.  He says he got the same text.

Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady show up and they are both upright.

Kurt asks Enzo why would he send a tweet to Conor McGregor.

Colin wants to know why they are talking about a tweet when they have been beaten up over the last few weeks.

Enzo says it is the Revival.  Colin says he thought it might have been Enzo after seeing the chain.  Colin knows it is the Big Show.

Kurt says we will know by the end of the night.

Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring.

Seth says today was an awesome day.  He says he is a guy who grew up playing video games and he loved the sports games.  He says he has the honor to join the crew of cover athletes on video games because he will be on the cover of WWE 2K18.

He says it almost didn't happen.  Seth says he was given an offer and he accepted it.  Seth says he bought in and it was everything he could have asked for.  He won championships and got enough money to fill his house with everything he needed.  Seth says he could not look in the mirror because he burnt every bridge.  However, you gave him a second chance.  Seth says that allowed him to have a second chance.  This cover is not just his cover, it is OUR cover.

The tag line for the game is 'Be Like No One'.  Seth says we have all made mistakes, but that does not have to define who we are today, tomorrow or in the future.  We get to decide that.  Seth wants to make a promise.

Bray Wyatt interrupts and he tells the architect there you go again contradicting yourself.  You talk about how you have grown as an individual, but out of the other side of your mouth, all you can talk about are your material possessions.  You talk about being your own man, but you shill this corporate banner.  Bray says he can feel the struggle in your soul.  You are still conforming.  Just when you do it now, you are doing what these people want you to do.

You can wear the clothes of a good honest man, but deep down you are not that man.

Seth tells Bray he is not that man . . . he is THE MAN.  He has been around some of the most egotistical men in the business, but you have taken it to a different level.  Life does not work that way.  Seth says he has had a few crazy years.  Those people who know him know he was more excited to stand in this ring face to face and toe to toe with an alleged God.  Maybe in your world, you are a god, but Seth says in his world, Bray is a coward.

Bray says he warned Seth.  Anyone who takes his name in vain will be punished.  He has warned Seth and now it is time to make a sacrifice.

Bray says he's here.

Seth with a cross body off the turnbuckles while Bray blows out his lamp and the lights come up.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a look back at what we just saw.

Corey stands up for Kurt Angle as a General Manager.

We go to the interview area where Finn Balor is asked about his win and what is next.  Finn says it did not go as well as he hoped at Extreme Rules.  Finn says he needs to look forward and that includes becoming the Universal Champion.  Finn is asked for his prediction in the main event.  Finn says he has faced Joe enough times.  

Elias Samson attacks Finn from behind and then he tells Elias not to ever upstage him again.

D-Von comes out to check on Finn.

Match Number Three:  Akira Tozawa versus TJ Perkins

Before the match starts, Titus O'Neil comes out and he wants to know what are we doing.  They cannot have this type of match without the proper hype.  How can we have the proper hype without the proper brand or the proper man.  Titus does the introductions for the match.

Tozawa with a side head lock but Perkins with a cravate and Perkins flips over Tozawa.  Tozawa with a rollup for a near fall.  Tozawa with an arm drag into an arm bar.  Perkins with a head scissors.  Perkins backs Tozawa into the corner and he punches Tozawa.  Perkins with a European uppercut followed by an Irish whip but Tozawa floats over and hits a rana.  Perkins with a shoulder from the apron and a punch.  Perkins goes up top and goes for a sunset flip but Tozawa rolls through and kicks Perkins.  Tozawa goes for a back senton but Perkins gets his knees up.

Neville's music plays and he makes his way to the announce table.  He says he is not here to talk to Cole, but to get eyes on Akira Tozawa.

After standing around for the last minutes or so, we go to commercial.

We are back and Perkins with a slam and a slingshot senton while Neville looks disgusted a few feet away from the announce table.  Perkins gets a near fall and then he works on the neck.  Tozawa with a kick but Perkins with a springboard cross body.  Perkins gets a near fall.  Perkins runs his boot across the face.  Perkins with a hammer lock using the leg.  Tozawa with elbows and he lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt.  Perkins with an elbow but Tozawa with a flying boot and then he goes up top for the back senton but Perkins rolls to the floor.  Tozawa jumps to the mat and he hits the suicide dive head butt.

Tozawa sends Perkins back into the ring and Tozawa is sent into the turnbuckles.  Perkins with a double chicken wing gutbuster for a near fall.  Tozawa escapes the Detonation Kick and Tozawa hits an enzuigiri and a Saito suplex.  Tozawa goes up top and hits the back senton for the three count.

Winner:  Akira Tozawa

After the match, Titus announces that he and Apollo Crews will face the Tag Team Champions tonight.  Titus says that after he signs with the Titus Brand, he will be the next Cruiserweight Champion.

Neville gets on the announce table and he calls Titus a Peasant.  He says he already warned Tozawa to tread carefully because if you disrespect the King of the Cruiserweights, you will not get the chance to bend the knee, you will be annihilated.  

Titus says he does not see a proud king.  He sees a scared little boy.  The Neville Level will be annihilated by the Power of Tozawa.

We go to commercial.

We are back with R Truth and he says he accepts Goldust's invitation.  Next week it is going down in LA.  You want your name in lights because he is going to smash them all.  You want to be the brightest star in the sky?  Too bad because he is going to bring him back to Earth.  There will be no movie premiere, just the hand of truth slapping you in the face.  Next week, you gonna get got.

Bo Dallas is checked on by Curtis Axel and he tells Bo he BOlieves in Bo. 

Miz interrupts and he says that they have not been looking so hot lately.  Miz says they have nothing to blame but themselves.  On the Marine 5 set, you were stars.  Here you are comic relief.  The Bo on the Marine set would smack the taste out of this Bo.  

Curtis tells Miz to be careful what he says.

Miz asks if if he will hit him.  Then what happens?  Miz will continue to be champion while Axel fights catering.  Miz offers them to be his entourage and they can be stars . . . stars that their families will be proud of.

Samoa Joe is in the interview area and he is asked about having to face Roman Reigns.  Joe says she should be asking Roman how is he preparing for Joe.  Joe shows the footage of what happened he last time they met in the ring and we see Joe's main roster debut.  

Joe says it is real simple.  Roman Reigns needs to reassess his goals.  Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it.  Joe says the number one contender at SummerSlam better watch out what he wants because Joe will teach Roman his name and Roman.

Match Number Four:  Roman Reigns versus Samoa Joe

They lock up and Joe with a clean break.  They lock up again and Roman with a side head lock.  Reigns with a shoulder tackle and neither man budges.  Joe goes for a shoulder tackle and Roman stays on his feet.  Joe pie faces Roman and Roman with uppercuts.  Joe with a knee and forearms.  Reigns with a shoulder tackle.  Joe goes to the floor when Reigns teases a Superman punch.

Joe returns to the ring and Joe with an elbow to the head and jabs to Reigns.  Joe with a forearm and Reigns with a forearm.  They go back and forth but Reigns with the advantage.  Joe with an Irish whip and Joe with an elbow and an enzuigiri in the corner.  Joe goes for the Kokina Clutch but Reigns gets to the floor.  Joe waits for Reigns to get back in the ring and then they go back and forth with punches.  Joe with a head butt.  Joe with more head butts.  Reigns with a Samoan drop.  

Reigns sets for the broad jump drop kick but Joe moves.  Joe picks up Reigns and sends Reigns into the ring post and Joe with a back senton on the floor.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Joe with a snap mare followed by a chop to the back, a kick, and an elbow drop for a near fall. Joe kicks Reigns and then he connects with forearms.  Joe with a rear chin lock.  Reigns powers out of the hold, but Joe with a head butt but he misses a back senton when Roman moves out of the way. Reigns with clotheslines but he misses the flying clothesline.  Reigns with a boot for a near fall.  Reigns with NeverEnding Story in the corner.  Reigns with a clothesline and he sets for the Superman punch but Joe goes to the floor.  Reigns follows him to the floor and Reigns hits the broad jump drop kick.  Joe with a reverse atomic drop and boot to the face for a near fall.

Joe sets for a uranage but Reigns with elbows.  Joe with a knee and Reigns with a snap mare followed by a Superman punch and Joe kicks out at two.  Joe kicks Reigns when Reigns goes for a spear.  Joe with a uranage for a near fall.  Joe sets for the Kokina Clutch but Reigns backs Joe into the turnbuckles.  Reigns with a spear but Joe gets his foot on the rope to stop the count.  

Joe rolls to the floor and Reigns shows some frustration.  Joe returns to the ring and Reigns charges into teh ring but an ambulance backs up on the TitanTron.  

Braun Strowman emerges from the ambulance and Roman is distracted and Joe applies the Kokina Clutch and he forces Reigns to pass out.

Winner:  Samoa Joe

After the match, Braun Strowman makes his way to the ring and he has a mic.  

Braun says that Roman seems to have forgotten that he is NOT FINISHED WITH HIM.  Strowman picks up Roman and sends him face first into the mat.  

Braun tells Roman if he thinks he is man enough, he will see him at Great Balls of Fire . . . in an AMBULANCE MATCH.

We go to commercial.

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