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WWE RAW REPORT: ROMAN OR BOB?, A HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM STEPHANIE ABOUT THE WOMEN, NEW MATCHES FOR SUMMERSLAM, TAG TITLE MATCH, AND MORE

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

Elias is introduced again and he is interrupted again, this time by Finn Balor.

Match Number Five:  Finn Balor versus Drew McIntyre (with Dolph Ziggler)

Balor with punches and kicks to McIntyre and then he goes for the leg but Drew with a forearm to the back and a chop.  Balor with a drop kick to send Drew to the floor.  Balor with a plancha onto Drew as we go to commercial.

We are back and Drew with a half nelson and chin lock.  Drew with a hard Irish whip to Balor.  Drew with a suplex for a near fall.  Drew returns to the half nelson and chin lock.  Drew with an Irish whip and Balor with a boot.  Balor with running forearms but he cannot get Drew off his feet.  Balor with a satellite DDT to get Drew off his feet.  Balor with a running chop into the corner.  Balor with another chop.  Balor floats over in the corner and Drew catches Balor.  Balor goes to the apron and hits an enzuigiri.  Finn leaps over Drw when Drew gets back to his feet. 

Balor with Slingblade and a running drop kick that sends Drew into the corner.  Balor goes up top and Dolph crotches him.

The referee calls for the bell.

Winner:  FInn Balor (by disqualification)

Dolph and Drew work over Balor but Seth Rollins' music plays and they stop.  Drew is sent to the floor and Dolph gets to the floor before Seth can do anything to him.

Kurt says that we will have a tag match.

Match Number Six:  Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre versus Seth Rollins and Finn Balor

Balor and Rollins get Drew and Dolph from the ramp.  Dolph is sent to the floor once they return to the ring and then Balor and Rollins with a double clothesline to send Drew over the top rope to the floor.

Ziggler with a side head lock but Rollins gets a near fall.   Ziggler punches Rollins but Rollins blocks a punch and he connects with some chops.  Rollins sends Ziggler to the floor and he hits a pescado.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Rollins gets a near fall on Ziggler.  Balor tags in and chops Ziggler.  Balor with an Irish whip and Balor runs into an uppercut.  Ziggler with a sunset flip but Balor rolls through and hits a drop kick.  Balor with a forearm to Drew but Ziggler backs Balor into the corner.  Drew tags in and he punches Balor.  Drew with an arm bar.  Drew with a baseball slide to send Finn to the floor and then he hot shots Balor on the ringside barrier.

Drew kicks Balor and then he tags Ziggler back in.  Balor with punches and forearms but Ziggler keeps Balor from making the tag.  Dolph with a punch but Balor with a Pele Kick and both men are down.  Drew tags in and he keeps Balor from mkaing the tag.  Drew misses a splash and Rollins tags in.  Rollins sends Drew to the floor and he hits a suicide dive onto Dolph and Drew.  Dolph is sent into the ringside barrier after sending Drew back into the ring.  Seth with a springboard clothesline.  Rollins with a forearm into the corner followed by a boot when Drew charges at him.  Seth with a blockbuster for a near fall.

Rollins sets for a super kick and he hits the thrust kick and then he knocks Ziggler off the apron.  Rollins with a rollup for a near fall followed by a super kick for a near fall that is broken up by Ziggler.  Balor with slingblade to Ziggler but Ziggler with a super kick.  Rollins with a kick but Drew with an elbow.  Drew with a reverse Alabama Slam for a near fall.  Ziggler tags in and Drew gets Rollins on his shoulders.  Rollins punches Ziggler and crotches him.  Rollins sends Drew to the floor and hits Black Out on Ziggler for the three count.

Winners:  Seth Rollins and Finn Balor

We are in the back and Bobby Lashley is asked about his victory over Roman at Extreme Rules and how he has to beat him again to face Brock Lesnar.  Bobby says he came back for these big matches.  Bobby reminds us that he main evented Wrestlemania before he left and he won.  Roman had two chances against Brock at Wrestlemania and he lost.  When he wins, he will get in Brock's face and tell him that he will have to fight Bobby at SummerSlam.

Ember says that Evolution is ones ability to compete and survive throughout generations.  For everyone who survives, one must be eclipsed.  Tonight, she chooses Liv Morgan.

Match Number Seven:  Ember Moon versus Liv Morgan 

Ember with a drop kick and running hip into the corner.  Ember with a fallaway slam and handspring clothesline into the corner.  Liv goes to the floor.  Ember goes to the floor but Liv returns to the ring.  Ember with a back heel kick and another kick.  Ember misses a springboard cross body when Liv moves.  Liv with a drop kick and she gets a near fall.  Liv with another near fall.  Liv chokes Ember in the ropes and then takes her to the mat and gets a near fall.

Liv with a reverse chin lock and Ember gets to her feet and escapes with a jawbreaker.  Ember with a rollup for a near fall.  Ember with a face plant for a near fall.  Ember goes up top and Liv stops her.  Liv sets for a superplex but Ember blocks it and Ember knocks Liv to the mat.  Ember with Eclipse for the three count.

Winner:  Ember Moon

Seth Rollins is in the interview area and he is asked about his meeting with Kurt Angle.  Seth mentions the Evolution PPV and then he pinned Dolph Ziggler.  Seth says he got a match at SummerSlam.  Seth is asked what the match is and Seth says it is against Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental Title.

We go to commercial.

We have a video package for the Roman Reigns and Bobby Lashley match.

Elias is ready to play for the fifth time . . and this time Kurt Angle's music interrupts.  Kurt says the floor is his and he can do his song because these people want to hear a song from Elias' debut album.

Elias says that despite what everyone says about Kurt, he is okay in his book.   Elias gives a shout out to O.A.R. in the crowd.  They have looked up to him for a long time and they wanted to be a part of the album, but he says he is the biggest musical act on the planet.  He has been busy with his debut album.  Elias says he is not feeling the vibe.  He says saying Cincinnati makes his nauseous.  Elias says he is not a vain man, but he says this is the grossest collection of humans he has ever seen.

Bobby Lashley comes out.

Match Number Eight:  Bobby Lashley versus Roman Reigns in a Number One Contender Match

They lock up and they go around the ring.  Roman with a clean break.  Roman with an uppercut to Bobby followed by a second one.  Roman with a flying clothesline for a near fall and then he clotheslines Lashley over the top rope to the floor.  Roman goes to the floor.  Roman sends Lashley into the ringside barrier and then they return to the ring.  Lashley with a back heel kick and clotheslines.  Lashley clotheslines Roman over the top rope to the floor.  Roman with a punch as Lashley goes to the floor.

Lashley catches Roman when he goes for a Drive By and Lashley with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex on the floor as we go to commercial.

We are back and Lashley with a spinebuster for a near fall.  Lashley gets another near fall.  Lashley stretches Roman and has his knee in Roman's back.  Lashley with an arm bar.  Roman with a head butt and punches.  Both men go for clotheslines and both men are down.  They both fire away with punches and Roman with an uppercut.  Lashley with a clothesline after a leap frog.  Lashley with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex.  Lashley with a clothesline and shoulder into the corner.  Lashley is on Roman's shoulders and Lashley gets to the ropes.  Lashley lands on the apron and Roman with an uppercut.  Roman runs into a clothesline from the apron.

Lashley goes to the floor when Roman side steps Lashley.  Roman with a leg drop to the back as Lashley gets back into the ring and Roman gets a near fall.  Roman looks around and he sets for the Superman punch and Lashley moves and he has Roman in a full nelson.  Roman backs Lashley into the corner and Roman with elbows.  Lashley with a flatliner and he applies a triangle.  Roman rolls Lashley over and gets a near fall.  Lashley releases the hold.  Lashley charges into the corner but Roman moves and Lashley hits the ring post shoulder first.  Roman with NeverEnding Story on Lashley and then he sets for a clothesline but Lashley with a power slam for a near fall.

Lashley sets for the spear as he waits for Roman to get back to a vertical base.  Roman with a splash to stop the spear and Roman with a near fall.  Roman looks around and he picks up Lashley.  Roman with a Superman punch but Lashley kicks out.  Lashley rolls to the floor and he cannot stay on his feet.  The referee checks on Lashley and Roman goes around the ring to wait for Lashley to get up.  Roman goes for a Superman punch but Lashley stops him.  Roman is sent into the ring through the ropes by Lashley and Bobby with a spear for a near fall.  

Bobby sets for another spear but Roman with a Superman punch and Roman runs into a boot when he tries for a spear.  Roman is able to hit a spear for the three count.

Winner:  Roman Reigns

After the match, Roman and Bobby shake hands.

We go to credits.

 


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