WWE Raw Results 8/7
Monday, August 7, 2017
WWE Raw is live tonight from Air Canada Centre in Toronto. The show will feature a Miz TV segment with the Intercontinental Champ as the host and WWE Universal Champ Brock Lesnar as his guest. The other feature attraction will be Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns squaring off in a Last Man Standing match.
We open with Miz TV and the Intercontinental Champ says he's tired of being the victim of cheapshots on his show. He invites Jason Jordan out to the ring where he, Maryse and the Miztourage are waiting to ambush him. Instead, Raw General Manager Kurt Angle comes to the entrance ramp to answer the call.
Angle tells Miz that Jason Jordan won't be a guest on the show, but he will be wrestling Miztourage member Curtis Axel. Angle says the guest he has in store for Miz will meet and exceed his show standards.
WWE Universal Champ Brock Lesnar and Advocate Paul Heyman head to the ring. As Lesnar and Heyman climb into the ring, Maryse rolls out immediately and Miz and The Miztourage close ranks to stare down the champ.
The crowd chants "Suplex City." Miz tells the crowd when his hand goes up, their mouths shut. Miz says he calls the shots on his show. He the imitates Heyman announcing Lesnar, and then says Heyman's client is guaranteed to lose his title at SummerSlam. Miz then reiterates that Heyman said he and Lesnar would leave WWE if Lesnar loses the title at SummerSlam. Miz says he's putting his money on Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman and Samoa Joe because one of them will walk out of SummerSlam as the Universal Champ. Then Lesnar will take his ball and go him. Miz then says good riddance to bad rubbish as far as he's concerned if Lesnar quits.
Miz then asks Heyman if he has anything else. Heyman then goes through his spiel announcing Lesnar as the champ. Heyman asks if Miz and his wife ever role play because Heyman is all about the role play.
Heyman then tells Miz he's playing the part of Roman Reigns, Bo Dallas is Samoa Joe and Curtis Axel is Braun Strowman and in the game of role play Lesnar wants to give them a preview of SummerSlam. Lesnar double clotheslines Dallas and Axel before taking Miz, Axel and Dallas to Suplex City. Lesnar then F5s Axel, Dallas and Miz. Lesnar then stands tall over the carnage in the ring as we go to the commercial break.
Seth Rollins vs Raw Tag Team Champ Sheamus with Cesaro
Seth Rollins comes to the ring in a new "Burn It Down" t-shirt with Burn It Down added to his ring entrance anthem. Sheamus comes to the ring accompanied by his Raw tag team champion partner Cesaro.
Rollins lands a series of kicks to Sheamus before he can get out of his kilt. Rollins gets caught on a suicide dive attempt, but lands a kick to the Celtic Warrior's neck and then hits on another suicide dive attempt. The Kingslayer keeps up the assault with a springboard forearm off the top rope before backing Sheamus into the corner and pounding him with fists.
Sheamus drops Rollins groin-first on the top rope and knocks The Architect out of the ring. Rollins chops him on the chest, but Sheamus answers by picking him up and dropping him on the ring apron as we go to break.
Back from the break and Sheamus continues to dominate Rollins in the ring.Rollins avoids a Brogue and hits a high knee, followed by an enziguri. Cesaro offers words of encourage to Sheamus. They end up on top in the corner. Rollins climbs up but Sheamus sends him to the mat. Rollins runs right back up for a superplex but Sheamus sends him back down. Rollins runs up again and sends Sheamus to the mat with a hurricanrana. Rollins with a superkick to the face for a close 2 count.
More back and froth now. Rollins hits a Slingblade and knocks Cesaro off the apron. Cesaro ends up providing another distraction, allowing Sheamus to roll Rollins up for the win.
Winner: Raw Tag Team Champ Sheamus with Cesaro
After the match, the champs celebrate at ringside as we get replays. Rollins runs the ropes and nails a suicide dive, sending both of the champs into the barrier. The numbers game catches up and they beat Rollins down at ringside. They check the entrance for Ambrose as fans start chanting his name. They bring Rollins back into the ring as the double team continues. The champs leave Rollins laying in the ring and stop to pose on the stage.
Back from the break and Rollins is backstage walking. Ambrose appears. Ambrose told him not to do that again because now he looks like a big jerk. Rollins says Ambrose is a big jerk. He says it's been 3 years and he just wants to know what he has to do to prove to Ambrose that he's not the same guy he used to be. Ambrose isn't going to stick around long enough to find out. Ambrose welcomes Rollins to being alone. Ambrose says he has to face Cesaro tonight and like always, he has to go at it alone. Ambrose walks off.
Jason Jordan vs. John Pierre Goulet
As Jason Jordan makes his entrance, the camera cuts backstage to Curtis Axel, Kurt Angle and a trainer. Axel isn't cleared due to the Lesnar attack from earlier. Angle turns to a jobber hanging around backstage. He tells the guy to head to the ring for his big shot.
Goulet makes his way out to no theme music but he's announced from Quebec City. Jordan starts to tangle as the match starts. A "let's go jobber" chant starts. Jordan takes Goulet down and controls the first few minutes of the match.
Goulet starts to fight back but Jordan muscles him into the turnbuckles. Jordan with another big throw and more offense before dropping him into the neckbreaker. Jordan covers Goulet for the pin.
Winner: Jason Jordan
In Ring Segment with Bayley
Back from the break and out comes Bayley. Charly Caruso is in the ring with a mic. We see a replay of how she suffered the separated shoulder last week against Nia Jax.
Charly points out how Bayley didn't even watch the replay. She brings up Bayley being pulled from SummerSlam . Bayley says she hasn't watched the replay because it will just anger her. She felt the injury when it happened and knew something wasn't right but she was determined to finish the match. She looked forward to proving RAW Women's Champion Alexis Bliss wrong at SummerSlam. She's usually a happy person but she sat at home all week on the couch and went through the wave of emotions. She says this is going to sound cheesy right now but she saw tweets and posts that cheered her back up. Fans start booing her. Bayley acknowledges the boos and says she thanks the ones who supported her, and she will be back on top for them. More boos. Charly mentions how there will be two Triple Threat matches to determine a new #1 contender. Charly asks Bayley who she thinks will face Bliss. She says she's going with the one who deserves it. Her friend, Sasha Banks. The music hits and out comes The Boss.
Sasha Banks vs Alicia Fox vs Emma
Fox floors Banks with a big boot. Banks kicks out. Fox whips Banks into the corner. Fox misses a running big boot. Banks rolls up Foxy for a near fall. Emma pulls Banks out of the ring. Emma hits a wheel barrow back breaker on the apron. Banks is out on the mat. Fox tosses Emma across the ring. Northern lights suplex by Fox for a long two count. Emma surprises Fox with a sliding kick. Banks gets back in the ring and catches Emma with a shining wizard. Banks hits her corner double knees. Emma grabs Banks and tosses her out of the ring. Emma almost gets the three count. That was close… super close. Emma hits the Emma-mite sandwich. Banks pulls Emma out of the ring. Banks puts Fox in the Banks Statement. Emma breaks it up and rolls Banks up. Banks counters the pin into the Banks Statement! Emma taps out.
Winner: Sasha Banks - advances to No. 1 Contender match next week
Backstage with Braun Strowman
Braun Strowman tells Renee Young that he likes hurting Roman Reigns. When Strowman is around, the Big Dog is nothing but a puppy. Strowman has broken Reigns body, now he is going to break his Spirit. At SummerSlam, Strowman will be the only monster standing.
In Ring Segment: Enzo
Enzo calls Big Show to the ring. Enzo says Show knocked out Cass last week. Show says he doesn’t want to call Cass soft, but Cass’ jaw is real soft. Anderson and Gallows come out and challenge Enzo and Show to a match. Enzo calls Anderson and Gallows Dr. Evil and Mini Me. Enzo accepts the match.
Enzo and Big Show vs Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows
Show takes out both Anderson and Gallows. After a short break, Gallows turns Enzo inside out with a clothesline. Gallows and Anderson work over Enzo. Enzo fires up on Gallows but Gallows kicks him in the face as he tries to tag in Show. Cass walks out on the stage. Show is distracted by Cass. Gallows boots Show off the apron. Gallows and Anderson try to set up the Magic Killer. Enzo counters but Anderson kicks Enzo in the face. Anderson pins Enzo.
Winners: Anderson and Gallows
After the match, Cass attacks Show. Enzo dives off the apron into Cass. Cass tosses Enzo into the barricade. Cass chases Enzo around the ring. Show catches Cass with the WMD. Cass is OUT.
In Ring Segment: Finn Bálor
Bálor says he kicks Bray Wyatt’s teeth down his throat. Bálor says Wyatt gives him the creeps. Wyatt wants to hurt people in lieu of winning. Bálor says the best way to face fear is to kick it in the face. Whatever Wyatt wants to start, Bálor will finish. The lights go out and Wyatt appears int he ring. Bálor is perched on the top rope. Wyatt tries to attack Bálor but after a game of keep away, Bálor hits the sling blade. The lights go out and Wyatt is on the ‘Tron. Wyatt says he sees why the WWE Universe likes him. When Bálor flies, they fly. When Bálor falls, so will they. RUN!
Dean Ambrose vs Raw Tag Team Champ Cesaro with Sheamus
Ambrose takes Cesaro down in a hammer lock. Cesaro gets to his feet and blasts Ambrose with a shoulder block. Ambrose is taken to the mat after a test of strength. Ambrose pops up and monkey flips Cesaro. Cesaro floors Ambrose with a European uppercut. Ambrose manages to hit a back elbow. Ambrose tries the corner ten punches but Cesaro drops Ambrose face first on the turnbuckle. Cesaro crushes Ambrose with a lariat. Ambrose dumps Cesaro over the top rope. Ambrose dives onto Cesaro. Sheamus distracts Ambrose long enough for Cesaro to hit a roaring European uppercut.
After a short break, Ambrose tries to set up a superplex. Cesaro knocks Ambrose off the top. Ambrose pops up and climbs back up top. Cesaro stands on the ring post. Cesaro motions as if he is going to suplex Ambrose to the outside. Ambrose super plexes Cesaro into the ring. Ambrose hits the ropes but Cesaro catches him in midair and levels him with a back breaker. Canadian back breaker by Cesaro. Ambrose fights out of it. Ambrose misses a corner splash. Cesaro gets a near fall after a windup European uppercut. Deadlift gut wrench suplex by Cesaro for a near fall. Ambrose back body drops Cesaro out of the Neutrilizer. Cesaro double legs Ambrose. Cesaro tries to lock in the sharpshooter but Ambrose fights him off. Ambrose sends Cesaro to the outside. Ambrose tries a suicide dive but Ceasro cuts him off with a European uppercut.
Cesaro drops Ambrose over the top rope. Cesaro tries for a superplex but Ambrose resists and sends Cesaro face-first to the mat. Ambrose with a roll-up for a close 2 count. Ambrose comes back but they both unload on each other with offense. Ambrose nails a clothesline off the ropes. Ambrose goes for Dirty Deeds but Sheamus gets on the apron for a distraction. Ambrose goes after him but Cesaro takes advantage and applies the Sharpshooter.
Cesaro pulls Ambrose back into the center of the ring and tightens the hold. Ambrose finally crawls and the hold is broken. Ambrose dumps Cesaro to the floor. Ambrose climbs to the top and nails the elbow drop to Cesaro on the floor. Ambrose brings it back in and returns to the top. Sheamus provides another distraction but it backfires and Ambrose rolls Cesaro up for the win.
Winner: Dean Ambrose
After the bell, Sheamus immediately hits the ring and beats Ambrose down. They work him over until the music hits and out comes Seth Rollins. Rollins sends Cesaro to the floor and brawls with Sheamus before dumping him to the floor as well. Rollins talks trash and tells them to bring it. Fans cheer as Rollins turns his attention to Ambrose, who is recovering on his knees. A "yes!" chant starts up as Ambrose slowly gets to his feet. Ambrose and Rollins stare each other down for a minute or two. Ambrose extends his fist for a Shield bump. Rollins turns it down and leaves the ring as Ambrose looks on.
The announcers show us how Akira Tozawa defeated Ariya Daivari to become the new #1 contender to WWE Cruiserweight on last week's 205 Live episode, earning the title shot at SummerSlam. We go backstage to Titus Worldwide's Tozawa, Apollo Crews and Titus O'Neil. They're happy about the investment paying off. Titus says the title is coming home to Titus Worldwide. They start doing a "cha-ching" dance until Neville walks in. He's not here to fight, just scout his SummerSlam competition, that if he makes it there. Titus puts Tozawa over. Neville says it's risky putting Tozawa up against a man that has nothing to lose tonight, Daivari, but what does he know. Neville walks off and Titus isn't worried as we go back to commercial.
Akira Tozawa vs. Ariya Daivari
Back from the break and Ariya Daivari is out next. We get a sidebar promo from Daivari, who is looking to hurt Tozawa and get payback after he took away his chance to represent Iranian wrestling at SummerSlam. Akira Tozawa is out next with Titus O'Neil, who goes to commentary.
The bell starts and Tozawa gets the "ah!" chant going. They lock up and go at it. Daivari ends up taking control and keeping Tozawa down in the middle of the ring. Tozawa comes back and sends Daivari to the apron. Tozawa knocks Daivari to the floor with a forearm. Tozawa gets another chant going before running the ropes and hitting a suicide dive. Tozawa brings Daivari back inside for a 2 count.
Daivari looks to make a comeback but Tozawa cuts him off. Tozawa keeps control and hits a nice suplex before going to the top. Tozawa hits the big senton bomb for the win.
Winner: Akira Tozawa
Mickie James vs. Dana Brooke vs. Nia Jax
We go to the ring and out comes Mickie James for our final women's Triple Threat. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and Dana Brooke waits with Mickie as Nia Jax makes her way out. RAW Women's Champion Alexa Bliss is back ou for commentary.
The bell rings and Nia shoves Dana off. Mickie and Nia go at it. Mickie holds Nia while Dana charges but Nia puts Mickie into Dana and they both go down. Nia goes to splash them both in the corner but they move and Nia hits the post, going to the floor. Dana and Mickie go at it now. Back and forth between Mickie and Dana as we see Sasha Banks watching backstage. Mickie with a neckbreaker for a 2 count. Nia comes back in and floors. Mickie.
Nia grabs Dana but Dana decks h er and fights her into the corner. Dana with a springboard back elbow into the corner. Nia comes right out of the corner with a big clothesline. Nia scoops Dana and tosses her behind her as Mickie comes off the top. Mickie leaps onto Nia for a 2 count. Nia tosses Mickie tot he floor. Nia fights Dana off while she's on her back. Nia just shoves Dana to the mat and drops the big leg drop for the win. Nia will face Sasha next week with the winner going to SummerSlam.
Winner: Nia Jax - advances to No. 1 contender match next week
Shattered Dreams Productions Presents Goldust
We get another backstage promo from Goldust. He asks if we missed him but of course we did. Goldust says he has so much love to give to the WWE Universe. He can't wait to share his next great masterpiece with us. He says SummerSlam is less than two weeks away and he will be watching very closely. Will he find his next hero, his next victim or perhaps a beautiful new starlet to grace his silver screen. Whoever it is, they will shine under him. The Golden Age is back.
Big Cass Demands Match With Big Show At SummerSlam
Cass walks into Angle’s office and demands a match with Big Show at SummerSlam. Cass wants Enzo barred from the state. Angle jokes about putting Enzo in a shark cage. Cass says he likes the sound of that. Angle agrees. Cass will face Show at SummerSlam with Enzo suspended above the ring.
Last Man Standing Match: Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman
We go to the ring and out first comes Braun Strowman for tonight's main event.
Back from the break and out comes Roman Reigns. They meet at the ramp and start brawling. Braun launches Reigns and brings it into the ring. Braun keeps control and works Reigns around the ring. Braun drops Reigns but he makes it up at the 4 count.
Braun whips Reigns into the corner hard and he goes down again. Reigns looks to make a comeback but Braun shuts him down again. Braun sends Reigns back to the floor and the referee is out to make the count. Reigns makes it up just in time as we go back to commercial as Braun stands tall in the ring.
Back from the break and they are going at it in the ring. Reigns unloads and beats Braun back into the corner. Reigns staggers Braun with a boot but he's still standing. Reigns with another boot, causing Braun to stumble around. Reigns grabs half of the steel steps that Braun brought in during the commercial. Reigns nails Braun with the steps and he goes down to one knee. The referee makes the first count on Braun but he stands up. Reigns with another steps shot to knock Braun down. Reigns with two more steps shots while Braun is down. The referee starts his count.
Braun ends up blocking a Superman punch. Braun counters in the corner and ends up planting Reigns into the mat with a powerslam. Reigns makes it up at the 8 count. Braun scoops Reigns for a powerslam but Reigns lands on his feet and hits a Superman punch. Both Superstars are down as the referee counts. They get up and Reigns goes for a spear but Braun dropkicks Reigns out of the air. The referee counts on Reigns as Braun gets to his feet. Reigns ends up sending Braun to the floor but they both make it back up at the 7 count.
Reigns comes to the floor and hits a Drive By but Braun recovers. Reigns pulls a table from under the ring and brings it in. Reigns goes for another Drive By but Braun clotheslines him out of the air. The referee counts Reigns as Braun goes to set the table up. Braun talks trash as he grabs Reigns and brings him over to the table. Reigns fights back and unloads with shots to the head. Braun is dazed. Reigns scoops Braun on his shoulders and puts him through the table with a Samoan Drop.
Both Superstars are down as the referee makes his count. They end up on the floor and Reigns charges but Braun takes a desk chair and launches it at Reigns in the face, flooring him. Reigns is counted as the announcers mark out over Braun's chair toss. Reigns stumbles behind the barrier through the crowd now. Braun beats on him and the referee follows. Reigns rams Braun's head into the bottom part of the announce table a few times. Reigns with a Drive By into the side of the stage. They bring it to the top of the stage and the referee counts while Braun is on one knee. Fans do dueling chants for Reigns now.
Braun sends Reigns into a SummerSlam LED screen and the referee counts. Reigns makes it back up and Braun tells him he's stupid not to stay down. Braun drives Reigns into the screen again. Braun takes apart the announce table now. Braun grabs Reigns to put him through it but Reigns slides out and ends up hitting a Superman punch but Braun is still up. Reigns with another Superman punch that does not knock Braun down. Reigns runs the stage and goes to spear Braun off it but Braun gets his boot up. Braun walks back to the ring as Reigns is counted.
Reigns runs down the ramp at full speed and spears Braun at ringside. They are both down as the referee counts. They look to get up at the 7 count but Samoa Joe grabs Reigns from over the barrier and applies the Coquina Clutch. Joe drops down at ringside with the hold applied and Reigns goes to sleep. The referee starts counting as a "thank you Joe" chant starts. Joe stares at Braun and Reigns while they are down. Other referees are out to try and keep Joe away. Braun makes it to his feet for the win.
Winner: Braun Strowman
- After the match, Braun stumbles around the ring a bit before standing tall. Joe looks on from the ramp and talks trash at Braun and Reigns. Reigns is still down at ringside as referees check on him. RAW goes off the air with Braun standing tall.