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WWE RAW REPORT: IS THE FRIENDSHIP OVER?, A NEW CHAMPION, WHO IS NEXT FOR LESNAR?, RONDA MAKES A STATEMENT, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2018-06-18 23:03:00

Last night, Nia Jax defended her title against Ronda Rousey, but neither woman walked out of Chicago as the Raw Women's Champion.

We are in Grand Rapids, Michigan and your announcers are Michael Cole, Johnathan Coachman, and Corey Graves.

Kurt Angle is in the ring and he has a table behind him with the Raw Women's Championship and the Money in the Bank Briefcase.

Kurt mentions that Raw had the winners of both Money in the Bank ladder matches.  He brings out the woman who won the ladder match and then cashed in, the new Raw Women's Champion Alexa Bliss.

Kurt says Alexa demanded this presentation and Kurt gives Alexa the title belt.  

Kurt says that while Nia Jax is doing physical therapy, she is asking for her rematch at Extreme Rules.

Alexa asks if Kurt is going to move on to next month without talking about last night.  She wants to say Thank You to everyone.  She thanks them for the opportunity, the opportunity to rub it in all of your faces.

The crowd chants for Ronda and Alexa says that she showed what it was like to take care of a bully like Nia Jax and someone who acts like a bully in Ronda Rousey.  Alexa says she shocked the world and cashed in.  It is all about her.  Alexa says she is the only woman who matters and she is a three time Raw Women's Champion.

Ronda Rousey's music plays and she makes her way to the ring with a purpose.  Kurt has to hold Ronda back from Alexa.

Alexa tells Ronda to calm down while Kurt and Ronda discuss something.  Alexa says she thought Ronda would be doing physical therapy too.  She asks Ronda if she came out to show the welts from the briefcase from last night.  Are you looking for a lesson to know the difference between WWE and UFC.  What she did last night was 100% perfectly legal.  It is not all bad.  Ronda, you looked like you were seconds away from making Nia tap.  It was fingertips away.  You could taste the gold, but we will never know.

Alexa says we know why Ronda is out here.  She is angry that the headlines were not about you.  They did interviews and stories about her.   Alexa says she is the women's champion and Ronda is irrelevant.  If you ever want a title match, you have to go to the back of the line.  Alexa calls Ronda and overhyped rookie.

Ronda with a take down and she punches Alexa.  Kurt pulls Ronda off Alexa and Ronda with a judo toss.  Ronda takes the briefcase from Alexa and hits her in the back.  Ronda hits Kurt with the briefcase.  Referees come to the ring to hold their arms out and suggest that Ronda leave the ring.  Ronda attacks the referees.  Ronda with a gutwrench power bomb through the table.

Ronda yells at Kurt in the back and she says she is tired of people telling her that UFC and WWE are different. 

Kurt says that he has to suspend Ronda for 30 days.  

Ronda storms off as we go to commercial.

We are back with a moments ago moment of Ronda Rousey attacking Alexa Bliss, Kurt Angle, and referees.

Renee Young tries to get comments from Ronda Rousey and when she does not stop walking, Renee wishes Ronda luck.

She says Kurt can suspend her for 30 days.  You can wish you good luck on Alexa Bliss because she will kick her pink haired ass.

WWE Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring.

Seth says it is heating up.  There is an electricity in the ring and a buzz in the back.  He says Elias took him to his limit and he loved every second of it.  He is still standing and he is still the Intercontinental Champion.  Seth says he is a fighting champion and he suggests that we have an Open Challenge.  There is no better place than here and no better time than right now.  Seth wants to know who has the guts to come out and face him.

Dolph Ziggler comes out and then he is joined by Drew McIntyre.

Dolph goes into the ring so he will be the opponent for Seth tonight.

Match Number One:  Seth Rollins versus Dolph Ziggler (with Drew McIntyre) for the WWE Intercontinental Championship

Ziggler with a kick and he goes for the Zig Zag but Seth holds the ropes.  Rollins goes for Black Out but Ziggler moves.  Dolph goes to the floor and we go to commercial.

We are back and Rollins goes for a springboard move but Ziggler drop kicks Rollins to the floor.  Ziggler punches Rollins on the floor.  They return to the ring and Rollins with punches but Ziggler with a kick to the knee.  Ziggler gets a near fall.  Ziggler with a neck breaker for a near fall.  Ziggler with a leaping elbow drop for a near fall.  Ziggler with a chin lock and the arm in a hammer lock using the leg.  Ziggler sends Rollins to the mat.  Ziggler chokes Rollins in the ropes.  Rollins with punches and Ziggler with a hard Irish whip for a near fall.  

Ziggler with a reverse chin lock and body scissors.  Rollins with a suplex attempt but Ziggler lands on his feet.  Rollins catches Ziggler and catapults him into the ring post.    Both men are down.  Rollins gets to his feet first and he chops Ziggler.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Ziggler with a splash but Rollins blocks the neck breaker and gets a near fall with a back slide.  Ziggler with a sunset flip to counter the buckle bomb and he gets a near fall.  Rollins with a V Trigger for a near fall.  We see footage from the break when Rolins and Ziggler both went over the top rope to the floor on a suplex attempt.  

Rollins looks at McIntyre and then he sets for thrust kick and then he hits it but misses Black Out.  Ziggler with a kick to the knee and a Fameasser for a near fall.  Ziggler gets to his feet first and he sets for the super kick.  Rollins with a super kick and a second one for a near fall.  Rollins goes up top and goes for the frog splash but Ziggler moves out of the way and Rollins hits the mat.  Ziggler goes up top and Rollins crotches Ziggler.  Rollins with a head butt and he sets for the superplex but Ziggler blocks it.  Ziggler punches Rollins to the mat and Rollins goes up top and Ziggler stops him again with a head butt.  Ziggler with a cross body but Rollins rolls through and hits a buckle bomb.  

Rollins with a thrust kick and he hits McIntyre.  Ziggler with a rollup for a near fall.  Rollins with a rollup for a near fall and then Ziggler rolls through for the three count.

Winner:  Dolph Ziggler (new Champion)

After the match, McIntyre attacks Rollins and punches him.  They hit the ZIg Zag and Claymore combination.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a look at the crowning of a new Intercontinental Champion.  

Renee Young is with Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre.  Dolph says Monday Night Rollins is cancelled.  There is no reboot coming.  This is their show now.  Drew says they told everybody.  This is just the beginning.  This is the first of many titles to come.  Unlike former champions, this will not allow them to get soft.  Dolph says you hear people with their catchphrases.  There is a difference between them and everybody else.  When they say something they do it.

Match Number Two:  Bobby Roode versus Curt Hawkins

Hawkins with a kick and then he trips Roode as he goes to the floor.  Hawkins with a back slide for a near fall.  Roode with a spinebuster and he signals for the Glorious DDT and he kicks Hawkins and hits the DDT for the three count.

Winner:  Bobby Roode

We go to commercial.

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