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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 and Bayley tells Sasha to stop walking.  Sasha tells Bayley not to tell her what to do.  Bayley says she is not done with her.  Sasha says she is done with her.  Bayley attacks Sasha but Sasha fights back and leaves.

Kurt Angle is in the ring and he says he cannot get this show under control.  He says he talked to Stephanie McMahon and officials have made an agreement on when Brock defends the Universal Title next.  The question is who will it be?

Roman Reigns' music plays and he makes his way to the ring.

Roman says the answer is standing in front of you.  He beat Brock at the Greatest Royal Rumble.  Everyone knows it so he is the uncrowned Universal Champion.  Roman says a full time champion who defends every Monday night would help out Kurt with some of his problems.

Kurt says he appreciates Roman's confidence and he wants to continue his announcement.

Bobby Lashley makes his way to the ring.

Bobby asks Roman if he was the guy.  Bobby says he saw Roman banging his head for three years trying to beat Brock Lesnar.  You don't have what it takes to finish the job.

Bobby says he has been trying to get his hands on Brock Lesnar since Roman was a little pup.  Let someone who can beat Brock beat Brock.  Bobby says he can also beat Roman.

Kurt says both of you are deserving of facing Brock Lesnar.  The one who faces Brock Lesnar is the one who win the Multi-Man Match at Extreme Rules.  Kurt says he will announce the participants later but Bobby and Roman are in the match.

The Revival come out and Dash asks about earning things the old fashioned way.  Scott says they have been busting their backs for one opportunity on Raw.  Dash says it is because of guys like you standing in their way.  Scott says it changes tonight.  Dash says you are Wrestlemania level challengers.  You are thinking of tearing each other apart.  Scott says that is why they are challenging them to a match right here, right now.  Dash says two of the best singles wrestlers against the best tag team.  Scott says they are expecting that you will not get on the same page.

Roman tells them to shut up.   Roman tells them to come into the ring and if Bob pays attention, he could learn something.

Kurt calls for a referee.

Match Number Six:  Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson versus Roman Reigns and Bobby Lashley

Dawson starts things off while Roman and Bob discuss who will start for their team.  It ends up being Roman.  They lock up and Roman sends Dawson to the mat.  Dawson has something to say to Wilder before they lock up again.  Dawson with a wrist lock and Roman with a reversal.  Dawson with a reversal into a side head lock.  Roman with a shoulder tackle.  Roman follows with an uppercut.  Roman drags Dawson across the ring to tag Lashley in.  Dawson punches Lashley and kicks Lashley.  Wilder tags in and they Irish whip Lashley into the corner but Lashley with a spinebuster to Wilder.

Lashley with a wrist lock and Dawson pulls Roman off the apron when Bobby wanted to make the tag.  Dawson goes into the ring and Wilder clips Lashley while he has Dawson up.  Dawson tags in and Wilder with a back breaker and Dawson with an elbow from the turnbuckles for a near fall.  Dawson with a chop and snap mare followed by a drop kick to the temple and he gets a near fall.  Dawson with a reverse chin lock.  Dawson with a kick and he blocks a kick from Lashley.  Lashley with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex.  Roman tags in and he clotheslines Wilder a few times.  Roman with a flying clothesline as Dawson is knocked off the apron.  Roman with an uppercut and then he sends both men into the corner for Neverending Story.  Roman with a boot to Wilder.

Roman with a knee to Dawson and then he hits a leg drop while Dawson lays across the middle rope.  Roman sets for the Superman punch.  Roman hits Dawson when Wilder is pushed out of the way.  Wilder gets a near fall with a rollup.  Roman with a Superman punch to Wilder.  Lashley makes the blind tag when Roman sets for the spear and Lashley with a spear for the three count.

Winners:  Bobby Lashley and Roman Reigns

Kurt Angle and Baron Corbin walk in the back.  Finn Balor walks by and Finn says he will do what it takes to get into that match at Extreme Rules and get his Universal Title back.

Baron laughs and asks why does Finn think he deserves a shot.  Baron tells Finn to consider himself lucky that he was not around. 

Kevin Owens stops by and says that Corbin is right.  

Finn says that Kevin doesn't know when danger is standing behind him.

We see Braun Strowman and Braun says he is here to protect his friend Finn and if they want a tag match, we can have it.

Kurt walks away and then Kevin follows after him.

We see the announcement of the wrestler on the cover of WWE 2K 19 and it is AJ Styles.

We go to commercial.

We are back and the tag match is made official.

We see what happened with Ronda Rousey at the start of the show.

Match Number Seven:  No Way Jose versus Mojo Rawley

They lock up and Jose dances after a break.  Jose with a side head lock.  Mojo with a shoulder tackle.  Jose with a shoulder tackle and then he sends Mojo to the floor and hits a baseball slide.  Mojo kicks Jose on the apron and brings him back into the ring.  Mojo punches Jose.  Mojo with a quarter nelson and chin lock.  Jose with a jaw breaker to get out of the hold and then he connects with an elbow.  Jose with a forearm and a clothesline.  Jose with a boot to the chest followed by a flapjack for a near fall. 

Mojo with a shot to the knee followed by a running forearm and a gourdbuster from a fireman's carry.

Winner:  Mojo Rawley

After the match, Mojo is interviewed and he is asked what this win means for him.  Mojo says the WWE is more competitive now than it has ever been.  In order to get more than intermittent success, you have to bring more to the table.  He was about staying hyped, now he is about staying focused.

Sasha leaves the arena and Bayley stops her and says she is not done with her.  Sasha says she is done with her.  She is done helping her and done being her friend.

Sasha drives away and Bayley throws a water bottle at the car.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Elias is in the ring.  He sings there is no one in the world like him and no one can do what he does.  Ask what would Elias do.  At Money in the Bank, Seth had to cheat because deep in his heart he knew Elias can't be beat.  Seth got what he deserved.  He lost his title and the Kingslayer was slayed.  There is no one else in the world like him and no one can do what he can do.  He says that he heard Brock was looking for a fight.  At Extreme Rules, it should be Elias' night.  Everyone wants to runs away when the Beast is stalking but Elias will be walking.  

Renee Young is in the back and she shows us the end of the match between Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre.

Seth says former stings a little.  

Renee asks if the match at Money in the Bank had any effect on the match. 

Seth says he laid out the challenge and he lost.

Renee asks Seth about Drew McIntyre's influence at ringside. 

Seth says that Drew is a problem, but he has one week to solve.  Seth says he is invoking his rematch clause and he is taking back his Intercontinental Championship.

Match Number Eight:  Finn Balor and Braun Strowman versus Baron Corbin and Kevin Owens

Balor and Corbin start things off and they lock up.  Corbin with a forearm on the break.  Corbin with a hard Irish whip.  Corbin with a punch and Owens reluctantly tags in.  Owens with a punch and kick but he shows the damage done to him on Sunday.  Owens with a back elbow and he tags Corbin back in.  Corbin with a knee to the midsection followed by kicks.  Balor with punches and he tags in Strowman.  

Corbin removes his vest and he rolls up his sleeves.  They lock up and Strowman sends Corbin into the corner and he growls.  Strowman blocks a punch and punches Corbin.  Strowman goes after Owens on the apron and Corbin attacks Strowman from behind and punches him.  Strowman with a boot and he clotheslines Corbin over the top rope.  Strowman clotheslines Owens to the floor and then Balor tags in and he is press slammed onto Corbin and Owens on the floor as we go to commercial.

We are back and Corbin with a quarter nelson and chin lock on Balor.  Balor with punches but Corbin with a knee.  Balor with a drop kick.  Owens tags in and he trips Balor when he goes for a dive.  Owens sends Balor into the ringside barrier and then he hits a back senton for a near fall.  Owens with a reverse chin lock on Balor.  Balor tries to make the tag but Owens with a back breaker for a near fall.  Corbin tags in and he punches Balor.  Baron sends Balor to the floor and he stares down Strowman before going to the floor.  Balor is run into the ringside barrier by Corbin.  Corbin sends Balor into the ringside barrier again.  Balor with a shoulder and he goes for a slingshot move but Corbin with a punch for a near fall.  

Corbin returns to the quarter nelson and chin lock.  Corbin with Deep Six for a near fall.  Owens tags in and both men are down.  Corbin tags in and Balor with punches to try to make the tag but Corbin with an Irish whip and splash into the corner.  Owens tags back in and he kicks Balor.  Corbin is tagged back in.  Corbin kicks Balor.  Strowman attacks Corbin and then he sends Balor into his corner to make the tag.  Strowman with shoulder tackles followed by an Irish whip and splash.  Strowman with a forearm across the chest and he gets a near fall.  

Owens goes to the floor and Strowman chases after him.  Corbin with a splash off the apron.  Corbin gets a near fall.  Corbin with a punch but Strowman with a palm thrust to the chest.  Strowman misses a shoulder in the corner and hits the ring post.  Balor tags in and hits an enzuigiri followed by forearms.  Corbin with a knee.  Balor with a double leg take down and a double stomp for a near fall.

Strowman with a shoulder tackle to send Owens to the floor.  Strowman goes to the floor to run around the ring to send Owens into YeatonVille.  Corbin grabs Balor by the throat but Balor counters into a DDT.  Balor with a running drop kick and then he goes up top for the Coup De Grace but Corbin crotches Balor and hits End of Days for the three count.

Winners:  Baron Corbin and Kevin Owens 

We go to credits.

 


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