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WWE RAW REPORT: WRESTLERS GET OUTSMARTED, REMEMBERING THE ANVIL, TAG TITLE MATCH, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2018-08-13 23:06:00

Match Number Three:  Finn Balor and Braun Strowman versus Kevin Owens and Jinder Mahal (with Sunil Singh)

Balor and Mahal start things off and lock up.  Mahal with a clean break.  Mahal with a side head lock and wrist lock.  Mahal with a knee to the midsection followed by a side head lock take down.  Mahal with a shoulder tackle and a sunset flip but Balor rolls through and hits a drop kick.  Owens tags in and Mahal with shoudlers before Owens enters the ring.  Owens kicks Balor and connects with a knee to the back and applies an arm bar.  Owens with a knee and he sends Balor into the turnbuckles.  Mahal tags in and he chops Balor and follows with a snap mare and Owens is tagged back in.

They make a wish with Balor and Owens with an Irish whip.  Balor gets his feet up and avoids a splash.  Strowman tags in and Owens tags in Mahal.  Strowman with a shoulder tackle while Owens goes into the crowd.  Strowman misses a clothesline and Mahal with punches.  Strowman with a clothesline.  Strowman with a kick to the midsection.  Strowman with an Irish whip and splash into the corner.  

Strowman with a shoulder tackle.  Strowman with a clothesline to the chest and Balor tags in.  Strowman slams Balor onto Mahal and Balor gets a near fall.  Mahal with a jaw breaker but Balor with a drop kick to send Mahal to the floor.  Balor is almost tripped by Owens but it distracts him.  Strowman chases Owens and Balor with a plancha onto Mahal and Owens.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Mahal with a half nelson and chin lock.  We see footage from the commercial break when Mahal hit Balor with a back elbow.  Mahal with a kick to the midsection and Owens tags in and connects with an elbow drop or three.  Owens with punches to Balor.   Mahal tags in but he stops Balor from making the tag.  Jinder with a jumping knee drop to the ribs for a near fall.  Mahal returns to the half nelson and chin lock.  Mahal with a bear hug and he runs Balor into the corner.  Balor gets his boots up and sends Mahal to the floor.  Balor crawls across the ring to make the tag but Owens tags in and he applies a front face lock.  Balor with a forearm and Owens stops Balor.

Balor with slingblade.  Strowman and Mahal tag in and Braun with shoulder tackles and he knocks Owens off the apron.  Braun with a clothesline and he goes to the floor to pick up Sunil and run him into Owens.  Strowman misses a charge into the corner and Mahal with a Harley Race knee but it has no effect.   Strowman with a power slam for the three count.

Winners:  Braun Strowman and Finn Balor

After the match, Owens runs to the back and Strowman follows.

Corbin hits End of Days on Balor when Balor was looking at the ramp.

Kurt Angle is on the phone and he is trying to get in touch with Seth Rollins.

Dolph and Drew return for an update on Seth's travel plans.  Drew says that Seth is afraid of them.  Drew says if Seth does not sign the contract, then the match won't be official. 

Kurt says that Seth will be there.  Dolph wants to look at the contract to make sure that everything is okay.

Bobby Lashley is in the back and we go to commercial.

We are back and Greensboro's own Ricky Roberts is in the ring and he says his favorite is Elias.  He will make it to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Elias will come to him and say those magical words.

Elias comes out and he wants to know what is he looking at.  Elias takes his seat on the stage.  He does not know why Ricky is out here and he says there is only one Elias in this world and you are looking at him.  Elias says you might be a big fan, but are you big enough to go on WWE Shop and purchase Elias merchandise?  He will be impressed if Ricky can beat and humiliate Bobby Lashley.

Elias says that he has sold out Wrestlemania, he has sold out Madison Square Garden three times, his record is setting records.  He has a concert on Saturday at the Grammercy.  On Sunday, he will perform his greatest song.  

Elias says that tar heels are a strong and resilient people.  It must take an unmatched strength and resilience to wake up knowing you live in this pile of garbage known as Greensboro.

Bobby Lashley comes to the ring and he tells Ricky to come up with a different shtick because they already have someone with no talent who plays the guitar.

Roberts hits Lashley with the guitar and it explodes.  Lashley with a spinebuster to Roberts.

Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel are in the locker room and Bo is told to B Positive.  Bo says the odds are lower than usual because they will be facing two teams and they don't even have to be pinned to lose.  Bo says their chances are 33.33333333 percent.  Curtis tells Bo to check his math.  Bo says he checked and no matter how you do the math, they are in trouble.  Curtis says math did not get them where they are.  You cannot spell Raw Tag Team Champions without B Team (and Bo mentions a lot of other letters).

We go to commercial.

We see Dolph and Drew reviewing the contract for Dolph's Intercontinental Title Match at SummerSlam.

Match Number Four:  Bray Wyatt and Matt Hardy versus Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder versus Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel for the Raw Tag Team Championships

Wilder and Dallas start things off and they lock up.  Bo with a rollup for a near fall.  Dawson tags in and they punch Bo in the corner.  Dawson sends Bo into the turnbuckles and chops Bo.  Dawson with a suplex and he floats over for a near fall.  Dawson tags Wilder back in and Bo tries to fight them off and hits a running forearm.  Hardy tags in and clotheslines Wilder a few times and sends him into the turnbuckles.  Matt with a clothesline into the corner but Wilder avoids the bulldog.  Matt with a Side Effect for a near fall.

Hardy with a splash to the back.  Matt goes to the turnbuckles for an elbow to the back of the neck.  Matt signals for deletion and he goes for a Twist of Fate but Dawson tags in and they hit a Hart Attack on Hardy for a near fall.  Dawson with punches. Dawson with a forearm to the head.  Wilder tags in and he is dropped onto Hardy for a near fall.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Hardy with forearms to Wilder followed by a neck breaker.  Dawson tags in but Wyatt is tagged in.  Wyatt with a flying cross body and then he hits a splash into the corner.  Wyatt with a uranage to Dawson and then he gives one to Wilder.  Dallas comes off the turnbuckles and he is given a uranage.  Wyatt tries to give one to Axel but he escapes.  Wilder with a sunset flip for a near fall.  Wilder goes for a suicide dive but Wyatt catches him and hits a uranage on the floor.  Dallas takes care of Wyatt on the floor.

Matt goes to the apron and then he goes up top for a moonsault but Dawson with a punch to stop him and he goes to the turnbuckles as well.  Hardy with a superplex onto everyone on the floor.  Wyatt sends Dawson into the ring and Dawson with a kick.  Wyatt with a chop.  Axel tags in and Wyatt with a double Sister Abigail attempt on Wilder and Dawson.  The Revival hits Shatter Machine and Axel covers Wyatt for the three count.

Winners:  Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas

Roman Reigns walks in the back and the B Team celebration merges with Roman and they go elsewhere in the back.

We go to commercial.

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