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By Richard Trionfo on 2018-07-23 23:09:00

We are in Cincinnati, Ohio and your announcers are Michael Cole, Jonathan Coachman, and Corey Graves.

The locker room is on the stage and Vince McMahon is in the ring.

Vince welcomes everyone to Raw.  Vince introduces the COO of WWE and the Raw Commissioner, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.

They make their way to the ring.

Stephanie says it is a rare thing to make history and create moments we will remember for the rest of our lives.  Hunter wants to acknowledge the WWE Superstars.  He says he does not want to acknowledge only the ones on the stage, but all of the brands.  He wants to acknowledge every superstar who walked through the ropes.  Nights like this are because of you.  Hunter says your dedication, sacrifice, blood, sweat, and tears made this possible.  You do not do this alone.  There is a giant team.  There is a bond when you step into this ring and you put your trust in someone else's hands.  He says he has never seen a stronger bond than with these superstars.

Hunter wants the women to step forward.

He says that the men who stand behind you truly support you.  The WWE Universe show it every night.  They have supported you since day one.  Every moment, they have supported you.  Right thought to every single main event you have worked so hard to earn.  Hunter says some have done it with a tear in their eyes because you have stolen the show again and again.  Hunter says they are so proud of you.

Stephanie says these moments do not happen due to opportunity or because someone or something deem it as important.  It is because you deem it worthy of what you love.  You have demanded more opportunities to women and ignited a revolution that opened doors for women that some only dreamed of.  Thirty second matches became main events and the divas became superstars.  

Stephanie says they have a platform to show that women can do anything and be anything.  On October 28th, 50 women will compete in an event called Evolution.  It will be the first ever all Women's Pay Per View.

The event will take place at Nassau Colisseum and all of the Women's Championships will be defended as well as the finals of the Mae Young Classic.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel talk about Evolution.  Curtis talks about who he wants to see on that show, but he remembers they have a title match.  Bo says this run has been a dream.  They couldn't win a match ten weeks ago.  Curtis says he is honored to work with him and B stands for BROTHER.  Bo says the brother he never had.  They start to leave the locker room but they forget their belts.  

Elias is on the stage but he is interrupted by the entrance of the challengers for the Raw Tag Team Championships.

Match Number One:  Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel versus Bray Wyatt and Matt Hardy for the Raw Tag Team Championships

Matt and Bo start things off.  They lock up and Matt with a side head lock.  Bray tags in and Bo gets out of the corner and gets to talk to his 'brother' Curtis.  Bray with a running cross body and he has something to say to Curtis.  Bray with an uppercut and connects with another one in the corner.  Bray with a short arm clothesline and front face lock.  Bray sets for Sister Abigail but Curtis tries to interfere and Bray with an uppercut.  Bray with the crab walk and Bo and Curtis go to the floor.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Axel gets a near fall on Wyatt.  We see Dawson and Wilder in the back as Axel backs Wyatt into the corner.  Bo tags in and he sends Wyatt into Axel for a knee and Bo gets a near fall.  Bo with a side head lock and knees.  Wyatt with a clothesline to Bo and both men are down.  Matt and Axel tag in and Matt with forearms and a back elbow.  Matt with a clothesline and he sends Axel into the turnbuckle for a series of deletions.  Matt with a clothesline into the corner followed by a Side Effect for a near fall.  

Matt goes to the turnbuckles and hits an elbow to the back of the neck on Axel.  Matt sets for the Twist of Fate and he kicks Axel and hits the Twist of Fate but Bo breaks up the cover.  Wyatt misses a splash into the corner and Wyatt falls on top of Hardy and Axel gets the three count.

Winners:  Curtis Axel and Bo Dalls (retain championships)

After the match, Matt and Bray applaud The B Team but Matt with a Twist of Fate to Bo and Bray with a Twist of Fate to Curtis.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a look at what Hardy and Wyatt did to Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas after their loss.

Finn Balor and Chad Gable are in the back and they talk about Stephanie's announcement.  Someone walks past Balor and Gable with his bag and jacket.  He is told that he has been moved to a new locker room and it is a 'dog house'.

Baron stops by and he says after Finn's victory at Extreme Rules, he thought Finn is too big of a superstar to not have his own locker room.  Finn says Baron is a great Constable because he always wanted his own Funhouse.

We see what happened last week when Sasha Banks and Bayley had their last chance to prove that they could work together.  We see what happened after the match when Sasha had to reveal that she cares about Bayley.

We see Bayley and Sasha laughing at what we just saw while they are together in the back.  They are asked if they are ready to show they can overcome their differences.

Bayley says they had a long talk.  They realize that they have their differences and those differences make them strong.  Sasha says they have the same dream.  The dream gets bigger and bigger with Stephanie's announcement.  Bayley says she was happy to hear how Sasha really feels about their friendship.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Two:  Sasha Banks and Bayley versus Samantha Simon and Karen Lundy

Bayley and Simon start things off and Bayley with a hot shot and then Sasha tags in and applies an arm bar.  Simon sends Sasha into the turnbuckles and connects with a shoulder.  Lundy tags in and Sasha blocks a kick and connects with a knee.  Bayley tags in and hits a splash.  Sasha tags in and they send Lundy into the turnbuckles.  Bayley with a running knee to the head and Sasha with the Banks Statement to make Lundy tap.

Winners:  Sasha Banks and Bayley

We are reminded of what Braun Strowman did to Kevin Owens at Extreme Rules.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Elias is introduced.  He says that his debut album is available now, but he is interrupted by Braun Strowman making his entrance.

Braun says the WWE Universe is talking about two things.  First, the Evolution Pay Per View in October.  He congratulates all of the women in the back, especially his Mixed Match Challenger partner Alexa Bliss.  Then there is the commotion over Bobby Lashley and Roman Reigns.  You talk about them butting heads week after week until they meet tonight to see who faces Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam.  It does not matter if it is Bobby Lashley, Roman Reigns, or Brock Lesnar because sooner or later a monster will come calling because he has the briefcase.

Braun asks how would he look as the new Universal Champion.  

Braun is interrupted by Kevin Owens when his music plays and he makes his way to the stage.  

Kevin says he cannot believe it.  You callous son of a . . . After what you did to him at Extreme Rules by throwing him off the top of a cage through an announce table, you think you can come out here and talk like nothing happened.  That is not going to happen.  When he tried to befriend you, it was out of the kindness of Kevin's heart.  It was because of his ten year old son.  He thought it would be cool and then if they became friends, his son could take Nicholas' place.  You crushed his dream when you crushed Kevin's spine. 

Kevin says his kids thought he was indestructible, now his daughter is afraid.  Now they worry about him when he goes down the stairs.  Kevin says he has a family and you tried to take away his livelihood.  Kevin says he is going to take everything away from Braun.

Braun tells Kevin to haul his ass to the ring to try.

Kevin says he won their match at Extreme Rules.  He says he has nothing left to prove.  Your problems have only just begun.

Baron Corbin comes out and he says that Stephanie McMahon has empowered him to handle this situation.  While what you did at Extreme Rules was legal, it was morally reprehensible.  Baron says that he has tried to help superstars grow and he even tried to do that with Finn Balor but we know he can't grow that much.  Baron says he has found someone who will control your temper.

Jinder Mahal and Sunil SIngh make their way to the ring.

Jinder says he senses a storm of anger brewing within.  He wants Braun to help him find peace.  Far too many injuries and far too much damage has been inflicted.  Jinder says he has been called upon to help Braun find inner peace.  You might be skeptical and he tells Braun to close his eyes, breathe, and repeat SHANTI. 

Braun says this isn't working and he appreciates the help he is giving.  He knows he has a temper.  He says he has a mantra and he wants Sunil to come closer.  He tells Sunil and Jinder to close their eyes, breathe deep, and repeat after him . . . GET THESE HANDS.

Jinder walks into a boot from Strowman and Sunil tries to escape and he is thrown into Jinder.  Strowman with a running power slam to Singh.

We go to commercial.

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