WWE Raw is live tonight from the Pepsi Center in Denver with the highlight match being a showdown between Intercontinental Champ The Miz and the WWE Golden Boy, Roman Reigns.
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Raw kicks off with a moment of silence for the victims of the Las Vegas tragedy that took place late last night.
Seth Rollins vs Braun Strowman
We go to the ring and out first comes RAW Tag Team Champion Seth Rollins. Braun Strowman is out next.
They meet in the middle of the ring as the bell rings. The ring ropes are pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Rollins attacks first but Braun overpowers. Rollins comes right back with offense but Braun runs right over him. Rollins ends up pissing Braun off and making him chase him around the ring. Rollins comes back in and looks to take control, blocking a chokeslam but Braun lifts him up and drives him face first into the mat.
Braun keeps control and uses the middle rope. Fans chant for Rollins as he looks for a comeback. Rollins goes to the top but Braun slams him to the mat. Braun keeps Rollins grounded with a chinlock now.
Rollins breaks free with a jawbreaker and dumps Braun over the top rope. Braun lands on his feet and runs back but Rollins boots him. Rollins runs the ropes for a suicide dive but Braun decks him and Rollins falls out of the ring, hitting the floor. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Braun catches Rollins in a big fall-away slam. Rollins ends up on the floor and Braun follows, keeping up the attack around ringside. Braun scoops Rollins for a shot into the ring post but Rollins slides out and sends Braun into the post but he still doesn't go down. Rollins goes in the ring and runs the ropes for a suicide dive but Braun is still standing. Rollins goes back into the ring and hits another dive, sending Braun into the barrier and knocking him down.
Rollins brings it back into the ring and springboards in with a big shot but Braun is still up, stumbling around. Rollins springboards in again but Braun is still up. Rollins goes to the top and nails a Blockbuster for a 1 count. Rollins with a superkick that brings Braun down to one knee. Rollins with another kick to the face. Braun counters a move and levels Rollins with a clothesline.
Braun scoops Rollins for the running powerslam and the pin.
Winner: Braun Strowman
After the match, Braun celebrates as his music hits. We come back from a replay and Braun scoops Rollins for another powerslam and leaves him laying. Braun leaves the ring but stops and comes back for more punishment. The music hits and out comes RAW Tag Team Champion Dean Ambrose. Ambrose launches himself at Braun but Braun brings it into the ring. Ambrose gets the upperhand and unloads. Ambrose goes to the second rope but Braun catches him in mid-air and delivers a chokeslam. Braun with a second chokeslam. Braun scoops Ambrose and nails a running powerslam. Braun leaves the ring with Rollins and Ambrose down on the mat. The referee checks on Ambrose as Braun marches to the back. Sheamus and Cesaro come down to the ring next as Rollins is trying to get up with his back turned to them. Sheamus grabs Ambrose and Cesaro plants him with a Neutralizer. Rollins crawls over but takes a Brogue Kick for his troubles. The Bar stands tall as the music hits and they pose over the champions.
Back from the break and we get a promo for Susan G. Komen. The announcers show us the pink ropes, the decorations on the ramp and plug the Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign.
We see what happened between Mickie James and Alexa Bliss last week. Mickie is walking backstage and comes up on Alicia Fox, who says no one was listening to what she said about Bliss last week. She sees Emma next. Emma says even at Mickie's age, she still has a secret admirer as someone left her a surprise in the dressing room. Mickie enters and there is a box of Depends left as a gift. Mickie isn't happy. She walks out and asks Fox & Emma if they think that's funny. She asks where Bliss is and they point her to her locker room. Mickie beats on the door but Nia Jax opens. Mickie says she wants Bliss but Nia says that's not happening. Bliss offers Nia for a match with Mickie. Nia smirks and looks confident and the match is made as Mickie walks off.
We cut backstage somewhere to Bray Wyatt in his rocking chair. A stressed Wyatt recalls how "she" told him to put his bow & arrow down, how he wouldn't hurt his hands, and repeats about how "she" would never lie to him.
Elias is shown backstage walking to the ring. We go to commercial.
Back from commercial, the Drifter is in the ring to sing us a song. He'd rather drown himself a mile below the ocean than live here in Denver, and worst of all he has to fight that clown Titus. He begins his song, which asks when Titus is going to learn and pledging to make his world burn until he's eventually interrupted by O'Neil's entrance.
Elias vs. Titus O'Neil
Collar and elbow, and O'Neil shoves the Drifter away with ease. Elias goes behind with a forearm and backs Titus into the corner with more strikes before grabbing a side headlock and taking him to a knee. Blocking the shoot-off, throwing forearms, but Samson sticks on him until O'Neil manages to drop him with a back suplex. Two-handed biel puts the Drifter in the corner and Titus throws huge overhand chops on him!
Body slam in the middle of the ring, O'Neil fired up, Stinger splash, a big boot and Elias heads outside to safety... or to pick a fight with Apollo Crews, shoving him. Referee Darrick Moore tries to get ahead of things warning Crews, and Samson is able to counter an attempt to drag him in the ring. Back inside, Elias clips Titus' knee and hits Drift Away for the victory.
Apollo continues jawing at the Drifter while checking on Titus. We go to commercial.
Back from commercial we get another Asuka vignette.
Mickie James vs. Nia Jax
Alexa Bliss makes her entrance and comes to ringside just as the bell rings. Nia takes full advantage, throwing Mickie around, but the veteran fights back. Jax with a headbutt, a biel, continuing to punish the former women's champion, all the way into a bear hug. I can hardly bear it! Dropping that, into a kneeling surfboard but Mickie is able to fight out and throw elbows!
Rally cut off, Nia dumps her outside and we go to break.
Back from the break and Mickie is making a comeback but Nia cuts her off again and takes control. Nia taunts Mickie and takes her time with her now. Mickie unloads with strikes and kicks against the ropes now. Nia comes right back and tackles Mickie. Nia is slow to cover Mickie for a 2 count. Nia keeps Mickie grounded on the mat now.
Mickie fights up and out but Nia applies another bear hug as Bliss looks on. Mickie fights back with elbows but Nia drops her once again. Nia goes for a powerbomb but Mickie slides out. Mickie with another attempt at a comeback now. Mickie goes for the legs and brings Nia down to one knee. Nia ends up ramming Mickie back into the corner. Nia places Mickie on top but Mickie boots her and fights back. Mickie nails the tornado DDT off the top and covers for a pin but Bliss runs in and attacks her for the disqualification.
Winner: Mickie James via Disqualification
After the bell, Bliss keeps up the attack and sends Mickie out of the ring. Bliss briefly checks on Nia before going out to the floor to attack Mickie again. Mickie counters and drops Bliss with a kick. Mickie taunts Bliss as her music hits. Nia is standing on her feet in the ring now. Mickie talks some more trash as Nia looks on.
Backstage with Enzo Amore
We get a video package on WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore and how he was beat up by Neville, the entire cruiserweight roster and Braun Strowman last week. Renee Young is backstage with Enzo now for comments on what happened to him at the hands of the whole division last week. Enzo seems speechless and upset, like his feelings are hurt. He doesn't speak and Renee thanks him for his time.
Back from the break and we see what just happened with Mickie, Nia and Bliss. Charly Caruso approaches Mickie for comments and Mickie mentions wanting to be the RAW Women's Champion. RAW General Manager Kurt Angle walks up and grants her the title shot for TLC.
Matt Hardy and Jason Jordan vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson
We go to the ring and out comes Matt Hardy to a pop. We see backstage video from earlier tonight as these two teams had words that led to this match. Hardy's partner Jason Jordan is out next. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson are out next.
The bell rings and Hardy goes at it with Anderson. Anderson turns it around and takes control, going to the corner for a tag to Gallows. Gallows works Hardy over but Hardy turns it around and tags in Jordan. Jordan takes Gallows to the corner with shoulder thrusts. Gallows ends up stopping Jordan with a big back elbow. Gallows with body shots in the corner now. Gallows with a headbutt that brings Jordan to his knee. Jordan fights back and Anderson comes in but Hardy stops him with a Side Effect. Hardy and Jordan clear the ring to stand tall as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Anderson has control of Hardy. Gallows tags in and beats Matt around the ring, overpowering him. Anderson tags back in. Matt finally dodges a move in the corner and in comes Jordan. Jordan unloads on Anderson but Gallows tags in and cuts him off with a big shot. Gallows works Jordan over and keeps him grounded now. Jordan fights up and out but Gallows drives him to the mat. Gallows and Anderson keep control until Jordan counters Anderson with a nice suplex. They're both down as fans try to rally for Jordan.
Matt and Gallows go at it as they tag in at the same time now. Matt unloads and hits the "delete!" shots into the turnbuckles. Gallows looks to turn it back around but Hardy hits the tornado DDT out of the corner. Matt comes off the second rope with an elbow drop but Anderson breaks the pin. Jordan tosses Anderson to the apron and dropkicks him to the floor.
Anderson launches Jordan into the barrier. Gallows blocks a Twist of Fate and then splashes him into the corner. Anderson tags in and they hit Magic Killer. Anderson covers for the pin.
Winners: Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson
Backstage with Roman Reigns
We see what happened with The Bar and the RAW Tag Team Champions earlier tonight. Reigns is backstage getting ready when Charly walks up. She asks if he has any comments on what happened. Reigns isn't surprised as Rollins & Ambrose have been controlling the feud but The Bar needed to make a statement. He's not worried as Rollins & Ambrose are probably already making a plan for next week. Reigns is focused on The Miz and tonight's match. Charly asks about strategy but he's just focused on leaving Denver with the title tonight. We go to commercial.
Back from commercial we get another Breast Cancer Awareness Month video package.
This segues into Dana Warrior live in the ring with the Raw women's roster and a few other women. She says Warrior said to always believe, and this year WWE and Susan G. Komen have tagged up for another ultimate tag team. The unfamiliar women in the ring are breast cancer survivors who exemplify strength, embody boldness, and who have chosen to always, always believe.
So, to honor their Warrior spirit, she presents them each with pink replicas of the current WWE Women's Championship in turn, Dianne Primavera, Julie Zaveral, and Sherri Goldstein. They proceed to do Warrior's shake the ropes gimmick.
Commentary informs us that the Intercontinental Championship match is coming up next, after the break.
WWE Intercontinental Title Match: Roman Reigns vs. The Miz
Back from the break and out comes WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz with Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas. They make their entrance through the crowd, just like The Shield used to. The Miztourage mocks The Shield as they head to the ring. The music hits and out next comes Roman Reigns and he's ready to fight.
JoJo does formal ring introductions but Reigns interrupts them with Superman Punches on the floor to Axel and Dallas. Reigns delivers a Drive By and puts them both out of action. Miz looks nervous in the ring. Reigns goes under the ring for a steel chair and follows Axel as he stumbles through the crowd. Axel goes to the stage but Reigns follows him and drops him with the chair. Reigns with another chair shot. Dallas attacks from behind and drops Reigns on the stage. Dallas grabs the chair but Reigns drops him with a Superman Punch as Miz looks on from the ring. Reigns unloads with the chair on both Axel and Dallas while on the stage now. Referees try to get Reigns to stop while checking on Axel and Dallas.
Reigns stands tall on the stage and stares The Miz down. Reigns smiles and gets ready to head back to the ring as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Miz gets a shot in right before the bell rings. They go at it and end up on the floor. Reigns sends Miz into the barrier a few times as the referee counts. Reigns stomps away and brings Miz back into the ring. Miz rolls right back out and makes Reigns follow. Miz decks Reigns and sends him into the steel steps. Miz tosses Reigns over the barrier into the crowd now. Miz returns to the ring and the referee counts.
Reigns barely makes it back in time but Miz immediately hits him with the DDT for a 2 count. Miz with more offense and the running boot to the face for another pin attempt. Miz keeps Reigns grounded now.
Reigns fights back but Miz drops him with a big boot for a 2 count. Miz chokes Reigns with the middle rope and charges at him for another 2 count. Miz keeps Reigns down as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Miz is taking his time while Reigns is down. Miz with the "yes!" kicks while Reigns is on his knees. Reigns catches a kick and grabs Miz for a sitdown powerbomb. Miz kicks out at 2. Reigns stands tall and looks out at the crowd for a mixed reaction. Reigns calls for the Superman Punch but Miz avoids it and nails the Skull Crushing Finale for a 2 count.
Miz gets up first and charges but Reigns hits a big Superman Punch for a close 2 count. We get a replay as Reigns sits up and Miz is still down. Reigns hits the corner and readies for the spear but Cesaro and Sheamus appear out of nowhere and pull Reigns out of the ring for the disqualification. Miz retains.
Winner: Roman Reigns via Disqualification
The Bar beats Reigns up on the outside of the ring. They bring it in the ring for a triple team assault. Cesaro hits a Neutralizer on Reigns. Sheamus hits a Brogue Kick next as some fans boo the attack. Miz drops Reigns with a Skull Crushing Finale next. The heels leave the ring but fans start chanting for The Shield. Sheamus asks if that's what they want. The Miz and The Bar return to the ring to hit a Shield-style powerbomb on Reigns now. They stand tall over Reigns and do the Shield-style fist bump as more fans boo. Miz's music hits as they stand tall over Reigns and we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and we see what just happened to Reigns.
Finn Balor makes his way to the ring as we see what happened last week when Bray Wyatt had the child singing "whole world" after the match with Goldust. Balor says he wants to be honest - he doesn't like to come out here and talk, he likes to come out and fight. Bray Wyatt on the other hand, he likes to come out and play mind games. Last week he had a little kid singing but Balor doesn't buy it for a second. If Wyatt actually had the whole world in his hands, he wouldn't know what to do with it. Balor says Wyatt may call self a God and the Eater of Worlds but Balor sees him for what he is, a coward.
Balor says Wyatt lost to The Demon at SummerSlam and the man at No Mercy. Wyatt can make all the excuses he wants but Wyatt is afraid. He's afraid that he can't beat Finn Balor, despite all of his games. Balor challenges Wyatt to come out and fight right now, don't sing it bring it. The graphic flashes and we see Wyatt backstage in his rocking chair. "She never lied to me" he continues to repeat. She didn't lie to him but Balor did. Wyatt goes on and says Sister Abigail is alive, and she wants to meet Balor. Wyatt appears to turn into a zombie-looking version of himself and starts laughing. We hear a woman's laugh mix in with Wyatt's laugh as the show goes to commercial.
Back from the break and we get another video for Asuka's upcoming debut at TLC, featuring comments from other female Superstars.
Sasha Banks and Bayley vs. Emma and Alicia Fox
We go to the ring and out comes Sasha Banks first. Her partner Bayley is out next. We see what happened last week in the tag match win over Emma and Nia Jax. Emma makes her way to the ring for this match next. We see sidebar video from earlier today where Emma says Nia let her down so bad last week that she didn't even trend on Twitter. Emma says she's found a partner who is suited to her abilities tonight, and one who is thankful to team with the woman who started the women's revolution. The music hits and out comes Alicia Fox.
The bell rings and they lock up, going at it and going to the corner. Emma slaps her and Sasha comes right back. They lock up and Emma ends up dropping Sasha with a shoulder. They run the ropes again and Sasha drops Emma on her face. Sasha rolls around on Emma and poses before taking her to the corner. Bayley tags in and takes over on Emma, dropping her on her face again. Bayley also has some fun with Emma, rolling around on her and keeping her down.
Emma gets frustrated and fights back once she gets to her feet. Emma drops Bayley and yells at her about trying to embarrass her. Emma keeps control and takes it to the corner but Bayley just hulks up. Bayley slams Emma face first into the turnbuckles a few times. Fox distracts Bayley, allowing Emma to take it over again. Fox comes in for the double team. Fox dropkicks Sasha off the apron. Emma and Alicia clear the ring and stand tall as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Emma covers Sasha for a 2 count. Fox tags in and talks trash to Sasha while working her over. Sasha fights back and they start scrapping. Fox cuts her off with a knee. Sasha catches a kick and nails a knee to the face. Sasha with a dropkick and double knees on the mat for a 2 count.
Sasha fights back but Emma provides a distraction from the apron, allowing Fox to drop Sasha for a 2 count. Alicia takes Sasha to the corner and in comes Emma with kicks. Emma keeps Sasha grounded now. Emma ends up hitting a butterfly suplex for a 2 count. Fox comes back in and keeps up the attack on Sasha. Fox catches her with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a 2 count. Fox throws a fit and covers for another pin attempt. Fox keeps Sasha grounded in the middle of the ring now. Fox keeps up the attack and the referee warns her. She says she doesn't listen to rules. Emma tags back in and puts the boot to Sasha in the corner. Fox gets a cheap shot in on Sasha. Bayley runs back to the corner to wait for the tag after going on to check on Sasha at Fox's corner. Fox comes back in and keeps Sasha down.
Fox declares that she doesn't listen to rules as referee Darrick Moore tries to keep the order, tag to Emma, Alicia gets a cheap shot in before grabbing a front chancery, another attempt at the backbreaker countered into a crossbody but Fox has the wherewithal to block the tag! The Boss shoves her into Emma, crawling, desperate... TAG MADE! The Hugger in like fire, lariat takedown into punches, she passes Alicia to the apron for the middle rope stunner!
Charging shoulder thrust, back roll, tube man elbow but Fox cuts the rally off with a jawbreaker! Emma decides she's done, Bayley capitalizes on the confusion. Bayley hits a Bayley-to-Belly on Alicia Fox for the win.
Winners: Sasha Banks & Bayley
We get another recap of Enzo Amore's absolute destruction to set up his address to the rest of the division, after the break.
Back from commercial, we're informed that the Bar will be guests on MizTV next week.
Enzo Amore makes his entrance, he does the deal. He says he's doing great and gets down to brass tacks-- as far as the entire cruiserweight division is concerned, each and every one of them, they can go to hell. He'll even lend them his certified G-PS to get them there, the same G-PS he used to put 205 Live on the map!
Not only did he make 205 Live relevant, he made it the main event two weeks in a row. You could hear a pin drop when those guys were in the ring, and now he's champ, he brings the noise, and suddenly he's public enemy? (Bass! How low can you go...?) He carries on for a bit recounting the attack, before getting to the "You deserve it!" chants, and he holds up the title and says you're damn right he deserves it.
And if having success is wrong, he doesn't want to be right. Because some of us are jealous, and if he was us he would be too, since he's making more money than the rest of the cruiserweights put together. And he earned every single penny of that money. Whoever said that talk is cheap never booked Enzo Amore and footed the bill for one of his appearances. Because he's a ratings draw and a star, putting more butts in seats than La-Z Boy.
He's carrying the division on his back, he didn't have to wait in line for the title, he crossed the line, and the rest of them can head to the back of the line, because those fools put their hands on him when he had a clause that said if any of them lay a hand on him, they forfeit any opportunity at the Realest Champ in the Room. So he went out and got another document signed by "his dog" Kurt Angle, and if any cruiserweight lay hands on him tonight, they'll get fired.
So he's sitting on his throne, wondering where his opponents have gone, and they're all lucky, since he showed what kind of champ he was last week, beating Neville with a crutch. And if any of these cookie cutter cruiserweights want to step outta line, he'll show them there's only one word for them, etc, etc.
Neville makes his entrance, followed by the rest of the cruiserweights. Amore keeps running his mouth as he realizes he's completely surrounded, making fun of Mustafa Ali for "being named after the Lion King", and he taunts a bunch of them, brandishing the no-contact clause in their faces one by one. He tells them not to be stupid and lose their jobs--
Enter Kurt Angle. He tells Enzo that based on last week, none of the cruiserweights at ringside can get a title shot, and based on their conversation today, none of them can have physical contact in any way, BUT... none of this applies to the newest member of the division that he just signed - KALISTO! The Dragon Gate man makes his way inexorably to the ring, he ducks the lariat, solebutt connects, headscissors driver into Salida Del Soul.
Setting the Scene For A Shield Reunion?
In the locker room, Roman Reigns is sitting clutching his midsection and coughing in pain when Dean Ambrose rolls up. Roman gets to his feet and they share a wordless moment as Seth Rollins comes in on the other side. They nod and have a moment before leaving the Big Dog.