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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

We are back with a look at the Men's Money in the Bank Ladder Match from last night.

Braun Strowman makes his way to the ring and he has his briefcase.  

He says he has smashed tables and broken ladders.  He flipped over an ambulance with his bare hands.  He won a trophy in Saudi Arabia by tossing people around like bean bags.  He even played a cello.  Braun says this was the greatest as he holds the briefcase.  He stepped in the ring with seven other superstars and he smashed and snatched the contract.  Now all Brock Lesnar has to do is show his face and then he will cash in to become the new Universal Champion.  The Beast is going to get these hands.

Kevin Owens' music plays and he makes his way to the stage and he does it gingerly.  

Braun says he is surprised to see Kevin after he threw him off a twenty foot ladder last night.

Kevin says he probably shouldn't be out here.  He says it hurts to breathe, but he has to talk to Braun.  He is not here to steal your spotlight or get retribution.  He wants to be the first from the locker room to say . . . congratulations.  Kevin says you deserve it (and the crowd chants it).  Kevin says he knew Braun would win and you know that Braun knew that Kevin knew he would win.  That is why he tried to band together to neutralize you.  Kevin says he might be foolish and he tells Braun to listen to him.  You are Mr. Monster in the Bank.  Now you have this incredible opportunity.  You need to be smart about this and you need a strategy.  Kevin says that is where he fits in.

Kevin says they have a lot in common.  He is not a monster.  People think they are angry individuals, but they are good hearted.  Who has their backs in this company?  You haven't needed anybody so far, but last night, your life changed when you won that.  Who can you count on around here?  At Wrestlemania, when you needed a tag team partner, you had to go into the crowd to get a ten year old kid.  Kevin says his best friend was injured at the hands of Bobby Lashley and Kevin has no idea when he will be back.  Kevin says they are both alone and they both need a friend.

Maybe friend is too strong a word.  Maybe they can help each other.  They can use each other.  Kevin says he knows how prestigious it is to be Universal Champion.  After they help . . . use each other and Braun cashes in the briefcase, they can have a match for the Universal Title.  You do something for him and he does something for you.  They can start it tonight.  Monster and man.  Kevin says he does not want these hands.  All he wants to do is shake Braun's hand.

Kevin holds out his hand adn Braun shakes it.  Braun does not let go as he drops the mic.  Kevin tries to leave the ring and Braun holds on.  Braun pulls Kevin close and Kevin begs for mercy before Strowman gets Owens up.  Kevin is able to escape and get out of the ring.

We take a look at what the Riott Squad did to Bayley after Ruby beat Bayley.  

Sasha Banks is in the locker room and Bayley stops by.  Bayley humbles herself and she says sorry to Sasha about last night.  She says she was rooting for Sasha last night.  Bayley says Sasha can stop.  She says Sasha can stop replaying the ladder match in her head. 

Sasha says she wants to be the best.  Bayley says she does too and she tells Sasha it doesn't help to sit around and sulk.  Bayley says she was humiliated by the Riott Squad and she is ready to take the fight to them with Sasha.  Things haven't been great between them and she needs Sasha as her partner.  This can be a new start for both of them. 

They shake hands and they are BFFs again.

Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt make their way to the ring.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Curtis Axel appears on the TitanTron like Matt Hardy and he says the B Team must delete you.  Bo Wyatt appears and he tells Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt they are destined to dance in the shadow and do all sort of weird things you aren't going to like.  Things like . . . 

Bo takes off the beard.  He says they are not afraid and they are going for the tag titles.

Curtis says that would be wonderful.  He says he never breaks character.

Bo says they are the B Team . . . RUN

They drop down out of the camera shot.

Match Number Three:  Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt versus Rhyno and Heath Slater in a Non Title Match

Rhyno and Slater attack Hardy and Wyatt and Rhyno with shoulders in the corner.  Hardy sends Rhyno into the turnbuckles and he calls for a Twist of Fate but Rhyno escapes.  Hardy knocks Slater off the apron and then Rhyno with a clothesline.  Slater tags in and they hit a double back elbow.  Slater with a punch and knee drop for a near fall.  Rhyno with a head butt to Hardy.  Hardy with punches and a jaw breaker.  Slater tags in and he misses a move from the turnbuckles.  Hardy with a Twist of Fate and he tags in Wyatt who connects with palm thrusts and a splash in the corner.

Wyatt with a cross body and then he does the crab walk and then he sets for Sister Abigail but Rhyno interferes.  Hardy with a Twist of Fate to Rhyno.  Slater with a boot and Wyatt with a clothesline.  Wyatt leans back in the corner and Hardy tags in.  Wyatt and Hardy hit the Kiss of Deletion for the three count.

Winners:  Bray Wyatt and Matt Hardy (retain championships)

We see what caused Ronda Rousey to be suspended.

Kurt Angle is in his office and the Constable appears.  He says that Stephanie is pleased with how Kurt handled Ronda Rousey.  Kurt says he did it for himself.  Baron says that Kurt can tell Stephanie himself.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Kurt is still on the phone and he tells Stephanie that he understands.  He says this is big news and he will make the announcement later tonight.  He says he will run it by Constable Corbin before making the announcement.

Jinder Mahal says that we must be open for change.  Last night, he felt the winds of change.  He felt a gust in his very core.  Roman Reigns might have won the match, but he won the battle of self improvement.  Just like all of you, Roman Reigns is bitter and angry while the Maharaja has found tranquility.  As a spiritual being, he stays committed to change, unlike his opponent.  Chad, you are living your former glory as an amateur wrestler.  You must forget about the past and the darkness.  You will find the light and see shanti.

Match Number Four:  Chad Gable versus Jinder Mahal (with Sunil Singh)

Mahal with kicks and punches as the bell rings.  Gable with a double leg take down.  Gable with a german suplex.  Mahal with an elbow followed by a neck breaker.  Mahal with crossfaces followed by a knee drop.  Gable with punches and a belly-to-back suplex.   Gable with a triangle in the ropes and then he leaps over Mahal and hits a running forearm.  Mahal with an elbow but Gable with a drop kick to send Mahal over the top rope to the floor.  

Gable with a moonsault for a near fall.  Mahal drops Gable's arm on the top rope and he connects with a boot to the head.  Mahal with Khallas for the three count.

Winner:  Jinder Mahal

We go to the back where the Riott Squad is spreading mayhem throughout the back and then they write an "R" on a mirror.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Five:  Bayley and Sasha Banks versus Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan (with Ruby Riott)

Bayley and Liv start things off and Bayley with forearms.  Liv runs Bayley into the corner and tags in Sarah.  Bayley with a kick to Sarah and a clothesline to Liv.  Bayley with a bulldog to Sarah for a near fall.  Bayley with an elbow drop and Sasha makes the blind tag while Bayley hits a drop kick.  Sarah with a forearm and kicks.  Sasha with an elbow and Bayley tags herself in.  Sarah with a shoulder to the midsection and then she tries to send Bayley into the turnbuckles.  Bayley with a knee and Thesz Press followed by punches.  Bayley sends Sarah to the apron and connects with a shoulder followed by a cutter and rana on the floor.  Sasha with a clothesline to Liv when she tries to interfere.  Sasha tells Bayley she has her back as we go to commercial.

We are back and Sarah keeps Bayley from making the tag and she knocks Sasha off the apron.  Bayley with a back body drop and Liv tags in but Sasha is on the floor.  Sasha tags in after Bayley kicks Liv.  Sasha with a drop kick and running knees and Meteora for a near fall.  Liv with a jaw breaker and Sasha goes for the lungblower but Liv holds on to the ropes and then gets a near fall.  Bayley sends Sarah to the floor.  Bayley is pulled off the apron and Liv with a hard Irish whip.  Liv misses a double stomp when Sasha moves.  Sasha with a knee and then she sets for the double knee drop but Sarah hits Sasha.

Liv with a rollup and handful of tights for the three count.

Winners:  Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan

After the match, Bayley helps Sasha up but Sasha pushes Bayley away.  Bayley says something to Sasha and Sasha pushes Bayley down.  

Baron Corbin and Kurt Angle are constabling in the back as we go to commercial.

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