WWE Monday Night Raw Results – 28 May 2018

Sami Zayn makes his way to the ring to apologise for last week’s god awful segment with Bobby Lashley’s sisters. says last week didn’t go as he hoped. Zayn went too far and WWE management has been gracious enough to let him give a formal, public apology. To the WWE Universe and the Lashley family, he conducted an interview with Lashley’s sisters that was described on social media as brutal and cringey. Zayn says he lied to the fans. Those were not Bobby Lashley’s real sisters. In fact… they were men that he hired just to have a little fun at Bobby Lashley’s expense. His goal was to entertain and not provoke. To the Lashley family, WWE management, and the WWE Universe… he is… sorry. It should be noted that everything he said was true. Like all good art, his expose on Bobby Lashley was rooted in reality. Zayn is such a brilliant artist that he doesn’t think the people of Richmond would get it. Zayn is exposing Lashley as a bully, yet he is catching flak. The people should feel sorry for Zayn and apologize to him because he deserves better. Zayn deserves to be in the Money in the Bank ladder match. Zayn should not have to issue an apology in front of a repulsive crowd like the one in Richmond, Virginia.

Bobby Lashley’s music hits, and he comes out to almost no reaction. Lashley high fives some fans and is smiling. Lashley says Memorial Day is a special day for families like his. For anyone that has family members that served in the military, he salutes and thanks them. A “USA” chant picks up. Lashley says his sisters, the ones he never contacted, thinks he’s quite entertaining. It was fun last week, but it gets old really fast. They should just settle their issue like men in the ring. Lashley challenges him to a match at Money in the Bank, a challenge that is met with barely any reaction. Lashley wants him to back up the trash talk. Zayn eventually shakes his hand and accepts the challenge. Zayn says he’ll Helluva Kick the stupid smile off his face. Lashley doesn’t let go of the handshake. Lashley then squeezes Zayn’s hand and Sami screams in pain. Lashley has an apology of his own: he apologizes for everything he’ll do to Zayn at Money in the Bank. Lashley then releases the handshake and Sami leaves.

Mickie James says she’ll be walking into Money in the Bank after winning tonight. That was not a good segment, though these selfie promos rarely are.

Drew McIntyre makes his way to the ring alongside Dolph Ziggler. McIntyre will be in action, next.

*Commercial Break*

Drew McIntyre W/Dolph Ziggler Vs. Chad Gable

The bell rings, and Gable goes for a takedown, but McIntyre shrugs him off. McIntyre elbows him in the face and slams him. McIntyre chops the chest a few times and slaps him in the face while talking trash. Gable turns him around and angrily punches away at him. McIntyre quickly kicks him down and punches away at him. McIntyre easily suplexes him for a two count before applying an arm bar and grounding him.

Gable fights up, but McIntyre takes him down and reapplies the arm bar. Gable fights up, but McIntyre elbows him in the face and throws him across the ring. Gable soon fights him away and hits a moonsault block for a two count. McIntyre quickly throws him out of the ring and goes outside, but Gable elbows him back inside. Gable hits a rolling kick and goes to the apron before kicking him back. Gable goes for a cross-body block to the floor, but McIntyre catches him and throws him into the ring post like a lawn dart. McIntyre gets him in the ring and hits the Claymore for the win.

Winner: Drew McIntyre

After the break, we’re getting the B-Team’s MemoriaL Day BBQ.

*Commercial Break*

We return to see the ring filled with tag teams for the BBQ. Dallas and Axel talk about the spread of food they have there and tell them to dig in. Curtis Axel says since they’re undefeated, they want their blessing to face Bray Wyatt and Matt Hardy for the RAW Tag Team Championships. Titus O’Neil asks if they really brought them out to this bootleg BBQ to skip to the front of the line. Heath Slater says in West Virginia this would be like Thanksgiving. Slater says even though this is a great spread, they will not be cutting any lines to get to the RAW Tag Team Titles. Axel confirms that they don’t have the blessing of the tag teams and takes their food back. O’Neil pours baked beans over Bo Dallas’ head. Breezango then puts potato salad on Axel’s head. A food fight then breaks out while Rhyno just sits there eating baloney sandwiches. The fight spills outside the ring. The B-Team then returns to the ring and slams Rhyno through a table.

Coming up next, we’ll have the Money in the Bank Qualifying Gauntlet Match.

*Commercial Break*

The B-Team is complaining to Kurt angle about what just happened. Angle says they’ll settle it in the ring next week, not with a stupid food fight. They’ll have a Tag Team Battle Royal with the winners facing Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt for the WWE RAW Tag Team Championships.

Bayley makes her entrance and Charly Caruso interviews her in the ring. Bayley says she’ll go through everyone, including Sasha Banks, to get a chance at the Money in the Bank contract.

Gauntlet Match
Bayley vs. Liv Morgan

Bayley ducks a clothesline and hits a Bayley-To-Belly for the pin.

Liv Morgan Eliminated

Bayley only gets a moments rest before her next opponent is out…

Bayley vs. Sarah Logan

Bayley goes for a Bayley-to-Belly, but it’s blocked. Bayley knocks her out of the ring and hits a hurricanrana at ringside. Bayley gets her in the ring for a two count. Logan snaps her off the ropes and hits a modified northern lights suplex for a two count. Ember Moon is seen watching backstage. Logan drops a knee for another two count. Bayley then surprises her with a roll-up for the pin.

Sarah Logan Eliminated

Logan and Morgan attack Bayley and take her out. Their leader, Ruby Riott, will face Bayley next.

*Commercial Break*

Bayley vs. Ruby Riott

We join this match in progress. Riott knees away at Bayley’s midsection, but Bayley knocks her back and rolls her up for a one count. Bayley hits a side suplex and holds her neck. Alexa Bliss is seen watching backstage. Riott quickly snaps Bayley’s shoulder off the ropes before hitting the Riott Kick for the win. So far this has been a standard gauntlet match, a pale comparison to the one from a few months ago.

Bayley Eliminated

Bayley’s impressive run is over thanks to Ruby. Her next opponent is Dana Brooke!

Ruby Riott vs. Dana Brooke

Riott stomps away at Brooke as soon as she gets in the ring and slams her head off the turnbuckle. Brooke soon turns her and punches away at her in the corner. Brooke whips her across the ring and hits a handspring back elbow. Brooke hits a short-arm clothesline for a two count. Riott gets to her feet and surprises her with a Riott Kick for the win.

Dana Brooke Eliminated

Ruby Riott Vs. Mickie James

James pulls Riott out of the ring and kicks her in the ribs. James gets her in the ring, but Riott rolls back out of the ring. James hits a Thesz Press off the apron. A “Let’s go Mickie” chant picks up. This is her hometown. James gets Riott in the ring for a two count. Riott fights James back, but James responds with a back elbow and a hurricanrana. James dropkicks her for a two count. James hits a baseball slide and poses.

*Commercial Break*

We return to see James starting to build up some momentum. Sasha drops Ruby with a flapjack before climbing to the top turnbuckle for another Thesz press to score a near fall. They each duck each other’s finishing kick and Ruby rolls up Mickie with a handful of tights for another win.

Winner: Ruby Riott

Ruby Riott Vs. Sasha Banks

Banks gets a crucifix pin for a two count. Banks hits a second rope cross-body for another two count. Banks applies an arm bar before Riott fights out. They botch something and then Riott takes her down for a two count. Riott stomps away at her and pushes her while talking trash. Riott slams her face off the mat for a two count. Natalya is seen watching on television backstage. Banks boots Riott back and pulls her face-first into the turnbuckle. Riott drops her on the apron, but Banks knees her in the face.

Banks hits a top rope meteora for a two count. Riott avoids a move from Banks and elbows her away from her. Riott pulls her into the ropes and hits a modified DDT for a two count. Riott quickly kicks her in the face for another two count. Both women are down. Riott soon gets to her feet and pulls Banks up. Riott chops the chest and tries for a superplex, but Banks blocks it. Banks slides off and hits a powerbomb for a near fall. Banks immediately goes for a Bank Statement, but she’s distracted by The Riott Squad. Banks knocks Morgan off of the apron and Ruby grabs her but Banks reverses it into the Bank Statement again and Ruby taps.

Winner: Sasha Banks

Banks celebrates her win and place in the Money In The Bank Ladder Match, while Ruby is helped retreat with Logan and Morgan.

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