WWE Raw aired with a jam-packed episode with Roman Reigns as the headliner. He returned on his show to appear on MIZ TV that ended in chaos. The Money in the Bank competitors from both men and women’s division were in action trying to pick up momentums. Plus, there was a first-time-ever dual championship contract signing with wild card rule in effect. Check out what went down in the show that took place at the O2 Arena in London, England.
The Miz’s music hit the arena as we went live into WWE Raw. He invited Roman Reigns to Miz TV who walked out within loud boos from the fans. They talked about their Money in the Bank opponents when Shane McMahon arrived and canceled Miz TV. Elias and Bobby Lashley attacked Reigns and Miz from behind to set up the opening contest of the night.
It was a tag team match with the lineup of The Miz and Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley and Elias. Miz dropped Elias with a DDT and sent Lashley to the ring post trying to tag Reigns. But McMahon attacked him to disqualify the match. Reigns flew over the top rope to take out the three heels. Miz attacked them with a chair in hand while Reigns delivered Superman Punches to Lashley and Elias. Shane McMahon ran away from the scene.
Mojo Rawley vs. Apollo Crews was the next matchup on WWE Raw. Crews tweaked his knee as Mojo targeted this in the match. Rawley hit a Running Forearm in the match and followed with an Alabama Slam to get the win.
The double contract signing was next on WWE Raw. After the verbal encounter among the ladies, Lacey went for a sneak attack but Lynch fended her off. She went for a dis-arm-her but Flair hit her with a big boot. Flair sent her head-first into the middle turnbuckle. Then Lacey and Flair power-bombed Lynch through the table and posed with their championships to end the segment.
Bray Wyatt channeled his dark secret wearing a strange mask in another Firefly Funhouse segment. AJ Styles and Seth Rollins also did not appear live on the main show but cut promos on their Money in the Bank title match, this Sunday Night.
Baron Corbin vs. Ricochet was the next match on WWE Raw. Corbin was in control hitting a Deep Six for a near fall. Ricochet hit a DDT and went for a 630-splash which Corbin avoided. But Ricochet came back with a top rope Hurricurana move. He hit a standing shooting star press followed by a tilt-a-whirl attempt to which Corbin countered with an End of Days for the win.
The women’s Fatal 4-Way Match happened next on WWE Raw with the lineup of Naomi vs. Dana Brooke vs. Natalya vs. Nikki Cross. Cross took Alexa Bliss’ spot since she lost her luggage at the airport. Brooke set up the ladder and hit a cross-body block to put the other three ladies down. Natalya sent Brooke into the barricade as Nikki caught Nattie with a spinning neckbreaker for the victory. After the match, Nikki Cross set up the ladder helping Alexa Bliss to climb on it and pose with the MITB briefcase.
Cesaro insulted Rey Mysterio in a backstage segment telling his son looks like Samoa Joe. This set up these two in a match on WWE Raw. Mysterio countered a Swing attempt to a DDT followed by a La Magistral but the Cesaro Swing was back. Mysterio countered with a 619 and followed up with the top rope splash to pick up the win.
Shane McMahon canceled Braun Strowman vs. Drew McIntyre and booked a Falls Count Anywhere match between
Braun Strowman & Sami Zayn. If Zayn can the main event of WWE Raw, he will take Strowman’s spot at Money in the Bank. Corbin attacked Strowman as the match progressed all over the arena. Drew McIntyre also attacked Strowman with a DDT on a chair. Corbin and Strowman double-teamed and put Strowman through a ladder. McIntyre then hit a Claymore Kick on Strowman helping Zayn to win the match. Zayn will now replace Strowman in the MITB ladder match. Strowman recuperated from the attacks and choke-slammed Zayn through the commentary table to close the show.
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