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WWE RAW REPORT: A CONTRACT SIGNING, WHAT HAPPENED WHEN BOBBY LASHLEY SAW HIS SISTERS?, ANOTHER MITB QUALIFIER, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2018-05-21 23:03:00

We are back and Stephanie McMahon is in the ring with the official contract signing table, chairs, and carpet.

Stephanie says the WWE Universe is still in stunned disbelief at the challenge heard round the world.  Nia Jax will defend the WWE Raw Women's Title against one of the top box office draws, Ronda Rousey.  It does not happen until they sign the contract.

Stephanie brings out Nia Jax first.

Stephanie congratulates Nia on winning the title at Wrestlemania and defending at Backlash.  Stephanie says that Nia has boldly chosen her next opponent.

Stephanie brings out Ronda Rousey.

Ronda asks Stephanie how her arm feels.

Stephanie asks Ronda how does it feel to leap frog over everyone in the women's division to get this title match.

Ronda says that Nia challenged her for the title.

Stephanie asks why did Nia challenge her?  Was it to make a name at Ronda's expense?  Ronda has never been in a singles match in WWE.  You are ripe for the picking.  You come from a world of bantamweights and flyweights.  There are no weight divisions.  Nia is bigger, stronger, and more powerful than you.  Stephanie says that NIa knows that Ronda doesn't like to lose so if she wins, then Ronda will tuck tail and leave.

Stephanie says that Ronda knows it took you 15 or 20 minutes to beat Alexa when she is so much smaller than Alexa.  Why did it take so long to get where you are?  Is it because you are lazy?  If you are lazy, how long will it take Ronda to get you in that arm bar?  That is if Ronda can put that arm bar on you.  Can she physically do that?

Nia says Ronda cannot apply the arm bar.  Nia says she is sick of hearing talk about being lazy.  She will make a name for herself when she beats Ronda at Money in the Bank.

Nia signs the contract and then Ronda signs it.

Ronda pulls the table aside and takes the mic.  She says she is happy that Nia came out.  That's okay and she offers her hand.  Nia shakes it and Ronda says she is going to take your title.  Ronda says that she will take Nia's title and her arm.

Match Number Six:  Chad Gable versus Dolph Ziggler (with Drew McIntyre)

The match is joined in progress and Gable with a waist lock into a wrist lock.  Gable with an arm drag and waist lock.  Gable with a drop toe hold into a front face lock.  Ziggler tries to escape but Gable holds on.  ZIggler gets to the ropes and Gable breaks.  Ziggler goes for the leg but Gable gets a near fall.  Gable with a waist lock but Ziggler with an elbow and drop kick for a near fall.  

Ziggler runs his boot laces across the face and then he applies a reverse chin lock.  Ziggler with a leaping elbow drop for a near fall.  Ziggler with a chin lock.  Gable punches Ziggler and takes Ziggler down and gets a near fall with a rollup.  Gable with a jackknife cover for a near fall.  Ziggler with a kick to the knee.  Ziggler with a waist lock and Gable lands on his feet.  Ziggler blocks a German suplex attempt and hits a neck breaker.

Ziggler runs into an elbow and Gable with a thrust kick.  Gable with a rollup for a near fall.  Ziggler is sent into the turnbuckles and Gable with a German suplex for a near fall.  Gable grabs the leg and the referee tells Gable to release the hold.  Ziggler with a head butt and super kick for the three count.

Winner:  Dolph Ziggler

 After the match, Drew picks up Gable and hits a Claymore.

Match Number Seven:  Natalya versus Dana Brooke versus Sarah Logan versus Liv Morgan in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match

Liv kicks Natalya and Sarah goes after Dana.  Liv sends Natalya to the mat and Sarah with a forearm in the corner.  Dana with forearms and kicks to Sarah.  Liv with a face plant off the turnbuckles for a near fall on Natalya.  Dana with a forearm from the apron on Sarah.  Sarah takes Dana down and Natalya with a suplex on Sarah for a near fall.   Liv with an Irish whip to Natalya and Natalya with a slingshot atomic drop followed by a drop kick.  Natalya gets a near fall on Liv.  Sarah gets a near fall on Natalya.  Dana with a handspring elbow to Natalya but Liv with an enzuigiri to Dana.

Sarah and Liv are in the ring together and they look at the briefcase and they decide to do nothing to each other.  They laugh and kick Natalya and pull her into the center of the ring.  Sarah holds Natalya and Liv kicks her.  Sarah kicks Natalya while Liv holds her.  Dana pulls Liv to the floor and each with clotheslines and they go down.  Natalya with clotheslines to Sarah and follows with a side Russian leg sweep.  Ruby distracts Natalya and Sarah gets a near fall.  Sarah sends Dana shoulder first into the ring post.

Natalya with a discus clothesline to Sarah and she applies the Sharpshooter, forcing Sarah to tap out.

Winner:  Natalya (qualifies for Money in the Bank)

After the match, Natalya is asked about her experience.  She says her experience helps her and she has Ronda Rousey as her training partner.  After Money in the Bank, Ronda will be the Raw Women's Champion and Natalya says she will be Ms. Money in the Bank.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Elias is in the ring.  

He says from the moment he arrived on Raw, the WWE stock has risen 150%.  It is trading at an all time high.  There is no such thing as coincidence.  It comes down to one fact.  The entire world knows that WWE stands for Walk With Elias.

Elias mentions what he saw last week in Europe and how much of a let down it is to be in a dump like Albany.

Match Number Eight:  Bobby Roode versus Elias

Elias attacks Roode before the bell rings and he kicks Roode in the corner.  Elias with more kicks after the referee holds him back.

Roode tells the referee to start the match and he throws his robe at Elias and punches him.  Roode with a punch and chop.  He sends Elias into the turnbuckles and chops and punches him.  Elias with an Irish whip but Roode with a clothesline out of the corner.  Roode clotheslines Elias over the top rope as we go to commercial.

We are back and Elias with an elbow.  Elias with a knee drop and he gets a near fall.  Elias with a suplex and he gets a near fall.  Elias with a Cobra Clutch on Roode and he keeps Roode on the mat.  Roode tries to get to his feet and Roode with punches and a chop.  Elias with a knee.  Roode with a back elbow and clothesline.  Roode with a running forearm and clothesline into the corner.  Roode goes for the neck breaker but Elias avoids it.  Roode with a spinebuster for a near fall.  

Roode sets for the GLORIOUS DDT and he kicks Elias.  Elias with a back body drop and he gets a near fall.  Roode with a boot when Elias charges into the corner.  Roode leaps over Elias but hits a neck breaker.  Roode goes up top and Elias hits Roode to crotch him.  Elias with Drift Away for the three count.

Winner:  Elias

Braun Strowman with a shoulder tackle to Elias as he comes out to the ring for his match.

We are back and next week Jinder Mahal will face Seth Rollins for the Intercontinental Title.  We will also have a Last Chance Gauntlet for the final Raw spot in the Women's Money in the Bank match.

Match Number Nine:  Braun Strowman versus Finn Balor

Balor avoids Strowman and kicks him in the back of the leg.  Balor with more kicks to the leg and Braun sends Balor to the mat.  Strowman with a knee and head butt.  Strowman with a forearm across the chest.  Strowman with a hard Irish whip.  Strowman with a head butt and another Irish whip but Balor with a drop kick when Strowman charges into the corner.  Balor with another drop kick to the knees.  Strowman with a clothesline for a near fall.  

Strowman kicks Balor in the ribs and Balor goes to the floor.  Strowman kicks Balor and then punches him in the midsection.  Strowman with a cross face.  Balor is sent into the turnbuckles but he gets a boot up when Strowman charges.  Balor with another boot to Strowman.  Balor with an enzuigiri from the apron and then he chops Braun.  Braun looks at Balor and head butts him.  Braun with a boot to the head and he gets a near fall.  

Strowman charges at Balor but Balor drops down and Strowman goes over the top rope to the floor.  Balor with a baseball slide to Strowman.  Braun blocks a kick and sends Balor face first into the apron.  Braun with a forearm across the chest.  Balor with a chop and Braun with a punch.  Braun goes to the floor and he goes for his running shoulder tackle but Balor knows it is coming and he hits Slingblade.  Balor with a running drop kick that sends Braun over the ringside barrier and into the crowd.

Braun gets up and he grabs Balor.  Balor with an enzuigiri.  Balor goes back into the ring to break the referee's count and then he goes to the apron and hits a double stomp to the back.   Balor with a double stomp off the ringside barrier.  The referee starts his count while Braun struggles to get back to his feet.  Strowman gets back into the ring at nine.  Balor runs into a shoulder tackle.  Braun goes for a shoulder into the corner but Balor moves and then Balor with a running drop kick to the head.  Balor goes to the turnbuckles but Strowman grabs Balor by the throat.

Strowman with a power slam and the straps are down.  Strowman picks up Balor and sets for the running power slam and hits it for the three count.

Winner:  Braun Strowman

After the match, Braun picks up Balor and puts Balor in the corner.

We go to credits.

 


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