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WWE RAW REPORT: THREE OF SIXTEEN SPOTS IN THE MITB MATCHES SET, BOBBY LASHLEY SPEAKS, ELIAS SINGS, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2018-05-07 23:05:00

Match Number Six:  Bobby Roode versus Elias

They lock up and Elias backs Roode into the corner.  Both men with punches.  Roode with a punch and running forearm.  Roode goes up top and hits a clothesline.  Roode sets for the GLORIOUS DDT but Elias blocks the kick.  Roode with an enzuigiri and we go to commercial.

We are back and Elias with an Irish whip and back body drop.  We see footage from the commercial break when Elias punched Roode off the apron and to the floor.  Elias with double sledges to the back and then he slams Roode for a near fall.  Elias with a cross face on Roode.   Roode with a kick and punches as Roode avoids Elias.  Roode with a chop.  Elias with a hard Irish whip.  Roode with a spinebuster for a near fall.

Roode with a clothesline into the corner and he goes for a bulldog but Elias with a backbreaker for a near fall.  Elias with kicks and a power bomb for a near fall.  Elias gets another near fall.  Elias prepares to send Roode into the ring post but Roode blocks it.  Elias kicks Roode as he comes back into the ring.  Roode tries to get Elias onto his shoulders but Elias blocks it and then he connects with a forearm.  Roode with a Glorious DDT for the three count.

Winner:  Bobby Roode

After the match, Bobby Roode is asked about beating Elias.  Bobby says it will get better because after what he did to Elias, he hopes he will get in a qualifying match.  Beating Elias was great, but winning Money in the Bank will be GLORIOUS.

Seth Rollins walks in the back as we go to commercial.

We are back and Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring.

Seth wants to know how Long Island is feeling.  After last night, Seth says he is feeling pretty good.  Last night, whether you love him or hate him, Miz took him to the limit.  Seth says in the end, he stomped out his dreams of tying the record for most Intercontinental Title reigns.  Seth says he stands here proudly as your Intercontinental Champion.  There is one thing we can learn from the Miz, it is the type of champion not to be. 

Seth says he wants to be here every week.  He wants to be the champion only the Miz can pretend to be.  Seth says he is going to be a fighting champion.  All of the buzz is about Money in the Bank and he says he knows something about it.  Winning Money in the Bank changed his life.  Seth says his focus is to make this title THE title on Raw.  Seth says maybe he can make an opportunity for someone else.  Seth makes an open challenge for the Intercontinental Champion.

Mojo Rawley makes his way to the stage.

Mojo says this is the Raw debut that he deserves.  When opportunity comes knocking, Mojo Rawley knocks people down.  That is exactly what he is going to do to Seth.  He says he will knock him down like he knocked down their boy Zack Ryder.  He will take the title from Seth and then he will qualify for the Money in the Bank Ladder Match and win that contract.  This is no longer Monday Night Rollins, it is Monday Night Rawley.

Seth tells Mojo if he wants to fight, come into the ring and get your ass kicked.

Match Number Seven:  Mojo Rawley versus Seth Rollins for the Intercontinental Championship

They lock up and Rawley with a side head lock.  Rollins with a chop and he tries for a suplex but Rawley blocks it.  Rollins moves when Rawley charges at him and Rollins with a baseball slide.  Rawley moves when Rollins goes for a pescado.  Rawley with a shoulder tackle and another running shoulder tackle that sends Rollins into the ringside barrier as we go to commercial.

We are back and Rollins with punches and a chop.  Rawley grabs Rollins by the face and sends him into the turnbuckles.  Rawley with an STO for a near fall.  Rawley pie faces Rollins.  Rollins with chops but Rawley with a kick and he is stopped in the corner and Rollins with a Flatline into the turnbuckles.  Rollins with a boot and then he goes up top and leaps over Rawley.  Rollins with an enzugirii and he clotheslines Rawley over the top rope to the floor.  Rollins with a suicide dive and he returns to the ring and hits a second one.

Rawley runs into a boot and Rollins hits a Blockbuster for a near fall.  Rolilns with a forearm into the corner and then he is sent onto the apron.  Rollins misses a springboard move and lands on his feet.  Rawley with a spinebuster and gets a near fall.  Rawley gets Rollins on his shoulders and Rollins with elbows and a rollup.  Rollins with a super kick for a near fall.  Rollins looks around and sets for a thrust kick and then Rawley blocks Black Out and hits a gourdbuster for a near fall.  Rawley with a POUNCE but he runs into a super kick and Rollins with the V Trigger and thrust kick followed by Black Out for the three count.

Winner:  Seth Rollins (retains Intercontinental Title)

Finn Balor says you wouldn't be smiling if you are in a Triple Threat Match against Sami Zayn and Roman Reigns, but he is looking forward to earning his shot in the Money in the Bank Match.

We go to commercial.

Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel say they are no longer supporting actors.  They are leading men.  Curtis says it is in their DNA and they will show it when they defeat the Raw Tag Champions.

Match Number Eight:  Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel versus Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt in a Non Title Match

Bo and Bray start things off and Bray turns his back to allow Bo to attack him.  Curtis comes in and he is met with a clothesline.  Hardy tags in and Bray with a running cross body.  Curtis with a Northern Lariat to Hardy and he connects with forearms.  Bo tags in and he connects with a clothesline.  Curtis with a DDT and Bo gets a near fall.  Bo with knee drops and he gets a near fall.  Hardy with punches and a Side Effect.  

Wyatt and Axel tag in and Wyatt with clotheslines and palm strikes.  Wyatt with a running cross body and then he leans back in the corner.  Wyatt kicks Bo when Bo distracts Wyatt.  Wyatt runs into a boot and Wyatt with a uranage after catching Axel off the turnbuckles.  Hardy tags in and they hit a double Sister Abigail for the three count.

Winners:  Bray Wyatt and Matt Hardy (remain Tag Champions)

Natalya says it was an honor to compete in the first women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match.  

Baron Corbin says he feels sorry for everyone who thinks they are going to be Mr. Money in the Bank.  Baron says he does not care.  He won it last year and it will be no different this year.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Nine:  Roman Reigns versus Finn Balor versus Sami Zayn in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match

Zayn has some words for Balor and Reigns and Reigns punches Zayn.  Reigns pushes Zayn to the floor.  Balor and Reigns lock up and Reigns with a knee.  Reigns with a punch.  Reigns with a sunset flip but Balor rolls through and hits a drop kick.  Balor with a punch and Reigns with an Irish whip.  Reigns misses a splash into the corner and he punches Balor on the apron and Zayn in the ring.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Balor with a drop kick to Reigns.  Balor with boots to Reigns and Zayn with a rollup on Balor for a near fall.  Reigns with clotheslines to Zayn and then Reigns sends Balor into the corner for NeverEnding Story.  Reigns with an elbow to Zayn followed by a running boot.  Reigns with a Samoan drop to Balor.  Zayn and Balor both go to the floor.  Balor and Zayn both get onto the apron on opposite sides of the ring.  Balor and Reigns with punches and then Zayn joins in and goes after Reigns.  Balor and Zayn with kicks to Reigns.  They look around and continue to kick Reigns.

Reigns is clotheslined over the top rope by Balor and Zayn.  Zayn with forearms to Reigns and then Balor with punches as they go into the crowd.  Balor chops Reigns and Zayn with forearms.  Balor with a forearm and punches.  Reigns with uppercuts to Zayn and Balor.  Balor runs Reigns into the dasher boards and Zayn with a Helluva Kick over the dasher boards.  Balor goes onto the boards and hits a Coup de Grace to Reigns.  Zayn with a running forearm to Balor.

Zayn sends Balor over the ringside barrier as they leave the seating area.  Zayn with a clothesline to Balor and he gets a near fall.  Balor with elbows to block a Blue Thunder Bomb but Zayn is able to hit the Blue Thunder Bomb but he can ony get a near fall.  Zayn with punches to Balor but Finn punches back.  They go back and forth with chops and punches.  Balor with a Pele Kick and both men are down in the ring while Reigns is still out of the picture.

Balor with punches and a flying forearm.  Balor with a running chop into the corner and he does it again after an Irish whip.  Balor with an elevated elbow drop for a near fall.   Zayn begs for mercy and Balor with punches.  Zayn sends Balor to the floor and Balor holds his knee.  Zayn goes to the floor and runs to Balor and Balor with Slingblade and then he runs into a boot from Zayn.  Zayn with punches and kicks against the ringside barrier.

Reigns with a clothesline over the ringside barrier and he punches Zayn.  Roman sends Zayn into the ring post and then he hits a broad jump drop kick.  Reigns sends Zayn back into the ring and Balor sends Reigns into the ring steps.  Balor with an enzuigiri and then he goes up top for Coup De Grace on Zayn but Zayn gets to his feet.  Zayn with an exploder into the turnbuckles and then Zayn sets for the Helluva Kick but he runs into a Superman punch from Reigns.  Balor with Slingblade to Reigns followed by a running drop kick.  Balor misses Coup De Grace on Reigns and Reigns with a Superman punch.

Mahal trips Roman and Zayn with a Helluva Kick to Reigns.  Balor with a drop kick to Zayn and he goes up top for Coup de Grace for the three count.

Winner:  Finn Balor (Advances into Money in the Bank Match)

We go to credits.


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