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WWE RAW REPORT: TRIPLE THREAT MATCH, MIZTV WITH THE GM'S SON, A BIG MAIN EVENT, TAG TEAMS BATTLE, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2017-07-31 23:04:00

This week, we begin with a look at the announcement for the main event of SummerSlam.  Tonight, we will see the men not named Brock Lesnar who will be in that match in action.

We are in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and your announcers are Corey Graves, Michael Cole, and Booker T.

Kurt Angle makes his way to the ring.

Kurt welcomes everyone in his hometown to Raw.  Kurt guarantees an incredible show tonight.  Big Show will face Big Cass.  MizTV will have Kurt's son Jason Jordan as a guest.  The main event will feature Braun Strowman versus Roman Reigns versus Samoa Joe.

Kurt says he wants to address the WWE Universe.  Today is the 21st anniversary of when he won a gold medal.  He won a gold medal with a broken freakin' neck.  He says he would not be here if not for any of you.

Brock Lesnar's music plays and he makes his way to the stage with Paul Heyman.  Brock does the Brock Bounce and walks to the ring.

Paul says he knows what Kurt is doing.  He sees the scam.  He knows the angle that Kurt is playing.  He needs to take the Universal Title off Brock Lesnar.  Why else would you put his client in a Fatal Four Way at SummerSlam.  It is against the most stacked heavyweight division in history.  First, you have Braun Strowman.  The size, speed, and strength of this man.  Any other time, he would be the Universal Champion.

Then you have the Undertaker slaying Roman Reigns.  He was born and bred to be champion.  Roman was groomed to be champion.

Then there is that Samoan disgrace.  Paul says he hopes the new champion at SummerSlam is Samoa Joe.  That would stick it to Brock.  

Paul says he gets why Kurt is doing this and he admires Kurt.  You have a Board of Directors to speak to.  You have a chairman who is demanding that you take the title off Brock Lesnar.  Paul says he knows that all three are going to gang up on Brock and then fight it out amongst themselves to determine the new champion.  Paul says that Brock doesn't even have to be pinned or forced to submit to lose the title.  Let's rename the show SummerSlam 2017:  The Night Brock Lesnar Loses the Title.

You have been told to make Brock pay the ultimate price.  If Brock Lesnar loses the Universal title at SummerSlam, Brock leaves WWE and so does Paul Heyman.  Paul says that his client will not lose his title at SummerSlam.  Not to the unstoppable Braun Strowman.  Not to the Undertaker Retiring Roman Reigns.  Not to the cheap shot artist Samoa Joe.  There will be an announcement at the end of SummerSlam.  It will be Ladies and Gentlemen, your winner and reigning and defending Universal Champion Brock Lesnar.

We go to commercial with the Hardys walking in the back.

We are back and Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder are at the announce table for commentary.

Match Number One:  Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy versus Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson

Matt and Karl start things off and they lock up.  Matt with a side head lock.  Matt with a shoulder tackle and side head lock take down.  Karl with a belly-to-back suplex but Matt reapplies a side head lock.  Jeff tags in and he works on the arm.  Matt tags in and goes to the turnbuckles and hits an elbow to the shoulder.  Matt with a wrist lock and arm wringers.  Jeff tags back in and they kick Karl and send him to the mat and Matt with a leg drop and Jeff with a splash for a near fall.  Jeff with Poetry in Motion to Gallows as we go to commercial.

We are back and Jeff with elbows but Gallows with his unique punch combinations and he gets a near fall.  We see fotoage from the commercial when Gallows hit a thrust kick on Jeff.  Jeff with a kick and Twist of Fate.  Both men are down but Anderson makes the tag and stops Jeff from making the tag to Matt.  Anderson with an Irish whip but he misses a splash into the corner and Matt tags in.  Matt lets Karl see all three turnbuckles and follows with a Delete Clothesline and Bulldog combination for a near fall.

Matt with an Irish whip and Matt puts Karl in the ropes and hits an elbow drop to the chest.  Matt goes to the turnbuckles and connects with an elbow to the back of the neck and follows with a Side Effect for a near fall.  Anderson avoids a Twist of Fate and Gallows with a shot to the back.  Jeff stops Magic Killer but Gallows with an uppercut to Jeff and a boot to Matt.  Gallows misses a splash into the corner.  Matt with a kick and Twist of Fate.  Jeff tags in and hits a Swanton and gets the three count.

Winners;  Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy

After the match, The Hardys see Dawson and Wilder at the announce table and they have some words for each other.   Matt and Jeff battle with Dawson and Wilder but Gallows and Anderson show up.  Gallows is sent into the board while Anderson is knocked off the stage.  Wilder is knocked off the stage as well.  Dawson is given a Twist of Fate and then Jeff with Poetry in Motion onto Wilder and Anderson.

Renee Young is in the interview area with Dean Ambrose.  Renee asks Dean to look at what happened last week.  

Renee asks Dean about them looking better than before and she wants to know if they are getting back together.  Dean starts to talk and Seth Rollins shows up.  He says he agrees.  Last week was special and real and it felt like old times.

Dean tells Seth he still does not trust him and he had eyes in the back of his head the entire time last week.  Dean says he got burned by Seth once and it won't happen again.

Dean walks away.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Seth Rollins is walking in the back and he walks by Sheamus and Ceasro.  Cesaro says he wishes they could relate to them, but they are the opposite.  Sheamus says at first they hated each other, but now they are the best of friends and champions because they trust each other.  Ceasro says Dean and Seth came into WWE like brothers and then you stabbed him in the back.  Sheamus says that Dean was his last chance at success and Seth is all alone.  

Cesaro says maybe they can use some of their championship clout to get Seth a show on the WWE Network like Ride Alone.

Seth says if you came to pick a fight, let's fight.  That is a challenge.  You figure out which one faces him tonight.

Sheamus accepts the challenge.  

Match Number Two:  Cedric Alexander, Rich Swann, and Akira Tozawa versus Tony Nese, TJ Perkins, and Ariya Daivari

Alexander and Nese start things off and Nese poses.  They lock up and Nese with a wrist lock.  Alexander with an arm drag and head scissors.  Alexander with a drop kick and Daivari tags in.  Alexander with an arm drag into an arm bar.  Swann tags in and Swann with a head scissors take down and he gets a near fall.  Swann with an arm bar and he tags in Tozawa who comes off the turnbuckles with a forearm.  Tozawa with a wrist lock and snap mare followed by a kick to the chest and a back senton.  Tozawa gets a near fall.  Daivari with a shot to the shoulder and Titus talks to Tozawa about continuing the match and Tozawa says he is okay.

We are back and Daivari with an arm bar.  We see Nese hitting a shoulder breaker during the commercial break.  Daivari with a forearm and sunset flip but Tozawa rolls through and kicks Daivari.  Swann and Perkins tag in and Swann with clotheslines and kicks followed by Rolling Thunder for a near fall.  Alexander with a springboard clothesline to Nese.  Swann and Alexander with dives to the floor.  Tozawa with a suicide dive shoulder tackle to Daivari.  

Perkins is sent into the ring.  Alexander trips Nese when he tries to attack Swann.  Swann with a rollup and Tozawa tags in.  Swann with a round kick and Tozawa with the back senton from the turnbuckles for the three count.

Winners:  Akira Tozawa, Rich Swann, and Cedric Alexander

We go to commercial.

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