PWInsider - WWE News, Wrestling News, WWE

 
 

WWE RAW REPORT: ZIGGLER VERSUS ROLLINS, SOMEONE TURNED . . . BUT WHO?, BOB AND ROMAN TAG AGAIN, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2018-06-25 23:06:00

This week's show starts off with a graphic paying tribute to Vader.

We are in San Diego, California and your announcers are Michael Cole, Jonathan Coachman, and Corey Graves.

Kurt Angle and Baron Corbin are in the ring as we start this week's show.  

Baron is angry that he was not introduced with Kurt Angle and then he complains that he was introduced as 'accompanying' Kurt Angle so he has JoJo correct that error.

Kurt says that after receiving a call last week, he came out to announce that the winner of the multiman match at Extreme Rules would face Brock Lesnar.  Then Paul Heyman posted rumors about Brock's next title defense.

Before Kurt can finish, he is interrupted by Roman Reigns, who makes his way to the ring.

Roman tells Kurt not to mind him.  He wants to hear what Kurt has to say, face to face.

Before Kurt can finish his response to Roman about Brock, Bobby Lashley's music plays and he makes his way to the ring.

Bobby says he deserves to hear this as much as Roman.  Bobby reminds Roman that Kurt put him in that match at Extreme Rules as well.  Bobby reminds Roman that he had three years of chances to beat Brock Lesnar and you have only proven that you cannot beat Brock.  Bobby tells Roman it is time to move on.

Roman asks if he should move along like Bobby did ten years ago.  Roman points out that Bob was in the main event of Wrestlemania about ten years ago and you walked out.  You quit because you wanted to be a star in MMA and how did that work out.  Roman asks Bob what has he done lately and Roman tells Bob he has done nothing.  Roman points out that he has main evented Wrestlemania four years in a row.  He is here every week, and he will make it five years in a row.  Before you run your mouth, check his resume.

Bobby tells Roman not to downplay his resume.  Bobby says he is the one with legit tools to beat Brock.  He will prove it at Extreme Rules against how many people Kurt wants to put against him, including Roman.

Kurt says there will not be a multiman match at Extreme Rules.  Brock pulled out of the deal.  That match is off the table at this time.

Bobby wants to know what Kurt means by 'off the table'.

Roman says Brock does what he wants when the money is right.  Brock does not respect anyone.  Brock does not give a . . . .

Kurt tells Roman he knows how he feels.

Bobby says maybe if Brock had an opponent who was legit, unlike you Roman.  Maybe Brock is sick of your face, like the fans.  Bobby says that Brock would come back if he had a real opponent standing across the ring from him. 

Roman says it looks like Bob and him don't have a match at Extreme Rules, so why not do it right here and right now?

Kurt says they can have a match at Extreme Rules, and he will take it under advisement.  Kurt says he will not deal with this any more tonight because he has others to deal with.

The Revival come out and Scott says that it looks like the same old thing.  The top guys get another chance.

Dash says they were wrong about last week, but they won't be wrong now.  Scott and Dash ask Kurt to make the call.

Baron tells everyone to get this party started.  Kurt calls for a referee.

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

WIlder and Dawson go after Reigns and Lashley as the bell rings and Bobby and Roman with back body drops and clotheslines to send Dawson and Wilder over the top rope to the floor.  Roman sends Dawson into the ring and he connects with a head butt.  Lashley tags in and Bobby with a back elbow while Roman punches Dawson.  Wilder hits Roman from behind and Lashley with a clothesline to Wilder.  Dawson with a hot shot to Lashley and then he kicks Lashley.  Dawson chops Bobby in the corner and punches him.  Wilder tags in and Dawson sends Wilder onto Lashley with a leg drop on an atomic drop set up.

Lashley with elbows but Dawson punches Lashley from the apron and tags in.  Dawson with a snap mare and body scissors with a chin lock.  Dawson with a front face lock but Wilder tags in and they hit a double suplex on Lashley and Wilder gets a near fall.  Lashley with a flatline.  Dawson tags in and Roman tags in as well.  Roman with clotheslines and then he hits a flying clothesline.  Roman with Neverending Story and an uppercut.  Roman takes care of Wilder as well.  Roman prepares to punch the mat to set up for the Superman punch and Wilder pulls him to the floor.  Roman with the Drive By on Dawson and Wilder as we go to commercial.

We are back and Wilder with a snap mare and reverse chin lock.Roman with a snap mare and Dawson tags in and sends Roman to the apron.  Dawson with kicks and punches.  Dawson distracts Lashley and the referee to allow Wilder to hit Roman on the apron.  Roman with a boot and Wilder tags in and stops Roman from making the tag.  Wilder with kicks in the corner.  Wilder with a Cobra Clutch and he sends Roman to the mat.  Dawson tags in and he drops a knee on Roman's head and then he kicks Roman.  Dawson with a front face lock but Roman with a head butt.  Dawson with a kick.  Roman with an Irish whip that sends Dawson awkwardly into the turnbuckles and Roman with a Samoan Drop.

Wilder and Lashley tag in and Lashley with a clothesline and elbow to Wilder followed by an overhead belly-to-belly suplex.  He hits one on Dawson.  Lashley with clotheslines to Wilder and Dawson followed by a shoulder to Wilder in the turnbuckles.  Lashley with a spinebuster to Dawson and he follows with a delayed vertical suplex to Wilder.  Lashley sets for the spear but Roman makes the tag and he hits a Superman punch.  Roman looks around for the spear and Lashley tries to make the tag but Roman moves out of the way.  Roman sends Wilder into Lashley.  Roman with a spear to Dawson but Wilder is the legal man and he rolls up Roman for the three count.

Winners:  Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder

After the match, Bob and Roman have some words.  Bob tells Roman to let him finish.  Bob tells Roman this is what they got.  When he tags, let him finish.  

Matt Hardy appears and he tells B Team if imitation is sincerest form of flattery, last week was WONDERFUL.  He says the last time his vessel saw that type of performance it was in the Globe Theatre with William Shakespeare.  Bray says your eyes tell a true story and it says glory breeds confidence. You have become so fixated on your prize that you are heading straight into the Lion's Den.  Matt says the B Team does not know what they have gotten themselves into.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Curtis Axel appears on the TitanTron.  He says they are in an eternal conflict bound by time and space.  Bo says they may be entering a Lion's Den, but you are about to be entering a . . . bee hive.  Curtis and Bo buzz.  Bo says they will not rest . . . and they cough because of the smoke.  Bo tells San Diego they are here.

Match Number Two:  Matt Hardy (with Bray Wyatt) versus Curtis Axel (with Bo Dallas)

Matt sends Axel into the turnbuckles and he connects with a European uppercut and kicks.  Axel with a boot when Hardy runs into the corner.  Hardy punches Axel on the turnbuckles.  Hardy slips on the turnbuckles and Axel with a cross body for the three count.

Winner:  Curtis Axel

After the match, Axel and Dallas return to the ring and Matt says that Curtis' resilience to win was WONDERFUL and he applauds Curtis' victory with Bray.

We take a look back at what happened between Bayley and Sasha Banks last week.

Sasha Banks is in the back with Kurt Angle.

Akam and Rezar are walking in the back and they push someone into a fenced in area.

Titus O'Neil is with Dana Brooke and Apollo Crews and he tells Akam and Rezar to show the backstage crew some respect.

Akam and Rezar tell Titus 'thanks but no thanks'

We go to commercial.

We are back and Alicia Fox and Bayley are in the back and they hug.  Kurt Angle stops by and he says he needs to talk to Bayley about Sasha Banks.  He says they will be teaming with Ember Moon against three members of the Riott Squad.

Match Number Three:  Akam and Rezar versus Rich Gibson and Rex Gibson

Rezar with a boot to Rex and then he slams him off the apron to the floor.  Rezar brings Rich into the ring and Akam tags in.  Akam iwth a running boot to send Rich to the floor.  Akam sends Rex back into the ring and he hits a Death Valley Bomb into the turnbuckles.  Rezar tags in and they hit Last Chapter for the three count.

Winners:  Akam and Rezar

After the match, Akam and Rezar attack the Gibsons.

Titus' music plays and he comes to the ring with Apollo Crews.  Akam and Rezar go to the apron and then to the floor.

Kurt Angle and Baron Corbin are talking in the back and Baron asks how many tag teams will he force to implode.

Finn Balor enters and he wants to know why the match is cancelled at Extreme Rules.  Baron says that Finn would just end up on the short end again.  Finn asks Baron about getting permission from his manager at TGI Friday's.

Braun Strowman enters and he says he has been a bit rough on Kevin Owens after him wanting to be his friend last week.  Braun says he wants to be Kevin's tag team partner tonight.

Kurt asks Braun who they should face and Braun suggests, why not them and Kurt makes the match with Finn and Baron facing Kevin and Braun.

We go to commercial.

Coverage Continues on Next Page


Page # [1][2][3]

If you enjoy PWInsider.com you can check out the AD-FREE PWInsider Elite section, which features exclusive audio updates, news, our critically acclaimed podcasts, interviews and more, right now for THREE DAYS free by clicking here!