Money In The Bank was last night and now Raw has a new Women’s Champion but it is Alexa Bliss because she went ahead and cashed in her briefcase. Let’s see how the Raw roster settles in after MITB and with SummerSlam in sight.
But first, it looks like Extreme Rules is going to be up next. So we could probably expect some momentum in that direction. It’s likely we’ll see Elias vs Seth Rollins again at some point as well seeing how Rollins won by grabbing Elias’ belt at MITB.
Brock Lesnar still isn’t around so everyone else will have to pick up the slack since their Universal Champion. So let’s see how Roman Reigns is able to recover from his widely despised match against Jinder Mahal at MITB.
Ronda Rousey is also around and promised to have a word with Alexa Bliss as well. So let’s see what WWE is able to pull off this week.
Kurt Angle was in the ring already with a Raw Women’s Championship on a pillow. He invited Alexa Bliss down to the ring and when she got there he said: “you demanded this presentation so there you go.”
He said Nia Jax is doing therapy in Birmingham Alabama but she demanded a rematch at Extreme Rules. Bliss thanked everyone for the opportunity rub it in all of our faces. This didn’t work out too well because she had to pause for a “you deserve it” chant.
The crowd started chanting “we want Ronda” and Bliss started cutting a promo on what happened last night. She said it’s just about her and not Rousey or Nia. The crowd was really behind her and then Ronda Rousey came out.
Rousey took her jacket off as she walked down and Kurt had to hold her back. Bliss told her to calm down and asked if she came down to show off her bruises from MITB. Then Bliss egged her on even more and said Ronda doesn’t know the difference between UFC and WWE and what Bliss did last night was 100% legal.
Bliss said everyone did an interview with her and not Ronda and then she called her an over-hyped rookie before Rousey took Bliss down and laid in a couple shots before Kurt pulled her off. She hit Angle with a judo throw and then started laying into Alexa Bliss with the MITB briefcase. Then she went insane on Kurt Angle with the briefcase too.
Officials swarmed the ring and she beat them all away. Then Ronda Rousey picked up Alexa Bliss and powerbombed her through the table that was set up in the ring for the ceremony Bliss demanded. This got over huge and showed a brand new side of Ronda Rousey.
As Kurt walked up the ramp he didn’t look happy. She just put her jacket back on and walked up the ramp as he tried to talk to her.
Backstage, she argued with Kurt Angle and he suspended her for 30 days. Ronda got her stuff and got out.
Ronda told Renee Young that Angle can suspend her for 30 days but when she comes back she’ll be kicking Bliss’ pink-haired ass.
Seth Rollins Segment
Rollins came out and hyped the crowd and retaining the IC Title at MITB. There was a lone “Burn It Down” chant and then Seth announced an IC Title Open Challenge.
Then Dolph Ziggler came out with Drew McIntyre.
Dolph Ziggler vs Seth Rollins – IC Title Match
Rollins went for a curbstomp right out of the gate but Dolph rolled outside.
Dolph nailed a dropkick as Rollins was going for a springboard and after that Ziggler hit one move after another and he scored a couple two counts. Ziggler stayed on Rollins until Seth launched Dolph into the ring post then Rollins started his comeback.
Seth hit a suicide dive and hit a flying forearm for a two count. The traded some near falls with roll-up pins and then Rollins hit the Ripcord Knee for a near fall. Then Rollins geared up for the curb stomp but Dolph avoided it and hit a Fameasser for a two count.
Dolph was going for a Superkick but Rollins caught him with one first and then another for a two count. Rollins missed a splash from the top rope then Ziggler climbed up but Seth met him up there but Dolph knocked him down. Ziggler hit a crossbody but Rollins caught him and hit a bucklebomb.
McIntyre caused a distraction and then they traded near-falls until Ziggler won by grabbing the tights.
Winner and NEW IC Champion: Dolph Ziggler
After the match was over, McIntyre jumped in the ring and he beat Rollins down. They hit Rollins with the Zig Zag and Claymore Kick combo and Dolph left after raising his new title above his head.
Ziggler cut a promo backstage about how awesome they are. He said when they say something they mean it.
Bobby Roode vs Curt Hawkins
Hawkins didn’t look happy to be there.
Bobby Roode was taped up on his ribs to sell MITB. He defeated Curt Hawkins very quickly.
Winner: Bobby Roode
Braun Strowman Segment
Braun came out to the ring and talked about his destruction and playing a cello. Then he said as great as it is, being the Monster In The Bank is the greatest.
Strowman said all Lesnar has to do is show his face and he will cash in his contract because “the beast is gonna get these hands.”
Then Kevin Owens came out and he wasn’t walking too well. Owens said he probably shouldn’t be out there but he wanted to be the first guy to say congratulations and you deserve it. Owens said he always knew Strowman would win that’s why he tried to band everyone against him.
Then Owens tried to butter Braun up and tried to convince him that he needs someone to watch his back. Kevin said Braun had to pick a 10-year-old at Mania to be his partner and Zayn was injured last night and he doesn’t know when he’ll be back.
Kevin said he and Braun both need a friend. Owens wanted help Strowman out so Braun would give him a Universal Title show and he said he doesn’t want to get those hands he just wants to shake his hand. Braun shook Owens’ hand but he didn’t let go. He pulled Owens close and tried to hit a running powerslam but Owens got out of the move and ran off.
Sasha Banks and Bayley were backstage and Bayley told her she could stop now. She said Banks is replaying the MITB match in her mind over and over again. Banks said she just wants to be the best and Bayley said it’s not going to help her to sit there and sulk.
Bayley said she gets it because she was beaten by the Riott Squad last week and there’s nobody she would want as her partner more than Sasha Banks. Then they made up.
The Deleter Of Worlds vs Heath Slater and Rhyno
Before the match started, the showed the B Team on the screen impersonating The Deleter Of Worlds. Bo Dallas did a great impression of his own brother until he ripped off his beard and said “screw this” and they’re coming for the Raw Tag Team Titles.
Slater and Rhyno tried to jump Bray and Matt but it didn’t last long. Matt ended up taking some damage but Bray soon got the tag and turned the tables. Hardy hit Rhyno with a Twist Of Fate to send him outside. Bray hit a stiff clothesline on Slater and then they hit the Kiss Of Deletion for the win.
Winners: The Deleter Of Worlds
Baron Corbin walked up to Kurt Angle backstage and the Constable of Raw said Stephanie McMahon is happy about how Angle handled Rousey. Angle told him to tell Steph he didn’t do it for her. Then Baron handed Angle his phone and told Angle to tell her himself.
Angle was talking to Steph about some big news he was going to announce tonight and that he needed to include Constable Corbin. Then Angle left because he had some work to do.
Jinder Mahal vs Chad Gable
Mahal cut a promo on Gable who got no introduction on television and he said Chad is living in his former glory of being an amateur wrestler.
Gable drove Mahal to the floor with a knee and hit a moonsault from the top rope for a two count. Then Mahal landed a boot to the face and a Khallas for the win.
Winner: Jinder Mahal
The Riott Squad were shown causing trouble backstage. They smashed some geek’s laptop before writing an “R” on a mirror and then they left.
Riott Squad vs Bayley and Sasha Banks
The Riott Squad used the numbers game to gain an advantage. Bayley and Sasha both took bumps and they had some trouble coordinating their teamwork but The Riott Squad had no trouble.
In the end, Logan hit Banks with a cheapshot and Liv rolled Sasha Banks up and used the tights to get the win.
Winner: Riott Squad
After the match was over, Banks shoved Bayley twice and then Bayley got in her face. They had a stare-down until a referee rolled in the ring to break it up. Then Banks shoved Bayley down and left.
Bayley chased Banks down backstage and Banks told her to never tell her what to do. Then Bayley said she’s not finished with her. Banks said she was finished with her. Then Bayley jumped Banks and the two brawled all over catering. Banks ended up winning the battle.
Kurt Angle’s Big Announcement
Angle said WWE Officials have made an agreement of when Lesnar will defend his title but the question is who it will be against. Then Roman Reigns came out.
Roman said the answer to his question is standing in front of him. He said he beat Lesnar at the Greatest Royal Rumble and since Angle is having trouble a champion that defends the championship every Monday night would help him out.
Suddenly Bobby Lashley came out too. Bobby said this may be his yard but he’s been trying to get his hands on Lesnar since Roman was a pup.
Lashley said he can beat Brock and he can also beat Roman. Angle said they both deserve to face Lesnar but so do others. So he booked a multi-man match at Extreme Rules. Bobby and Roman will be at that match and he will announce the rest of the participants at a later date.
Then The Revival came out. They said they’ve been trying to get a spotlight on Raw and they haven’t because of guys like Lashley and Reigns. So they challenged them to a match right now.
The Revival vs Bobby Lashley & Roman Reigns
Dash and Dawson used their old-school heel tactics to gain an upper hand on Lashley and Reigns early on. They isolated Lashley and he sold for them for a little while. Dawson took Bobby down with a headlock and kept the big man grounded.
Then Reigns started rallying back and he hit both Dash and Dawson with some clotheslines in the corner followed by a boot to Wilder and a running knee to Dawson that draped him across the middle rope so Roman hit a leg drop too.
Roman cocked his fist and hit Dawson with a Superman Punch. Dash tried to roll Reigns up but got a two count and then he took a Superman Punch too. Reigns was just about to hit the spear but Lashley tagged himself in and nailed Wilder with a spear for the win.
Winners: Reigns & Lashley
Baron Corbin and Kurt Angle were walking backstage and Finn Balor said he wanted to be in the multi-man match at Extreme Rules. Then Corbin gave him crap for losing the Universal Title so quickly.
Kevin Owens said he wanted to be in the match too. Baron Corbin came up and said he does what he wants and said he’s looking after his buddy Finn. Then he challenged Corbin and Owens to a tag match.
Mojo Rawley vs No Way Jose
Mojo took advantage after a little introduction to the match and he was soon pummeling Jose down into the mat.
Rawley locked on a submission hold until Jose countered with a jaw jacker. Jose hit a forearm and a clothesline followed by a boot and a flapjack for a two count.
Mojo hit a chop block then he hit his running forearm in the corner and his finisher to get the win.
Winner: Mojo Rawley
After the match Mojo said the WWE is more competitive now than it ever has been so he’s bringing more to the table. He said he used to be about staying hyped and now he’s about staying focused.
Sasha Banks was leaving and Bayley ran up to her saying she wasn’t done with her. Banks said she’s done with her and done with being her friend. Bayley tried to get her to talk to her but she just left.
The Drifter sang a song about how Seth had to cheat at MITB because Elias can’t be beaten but he got what was coming to him. Then Elias sang that there’s no one in the world like him. He said he’s ready to slay the beast and then he insulted the Grand Rapids crowd. He was calling out Brock Lesnar too. When times get tough ask yourself What Would Elias Do?
Renee Young interviewed Seth Rollins who said it stings a little bit to lose the IC Title. He wasn’t making excuses because Dolph beat him. He said Drew McIntyre is a problem but he has one week to solve it because he’s getting his rematch and title back next week.
Finn Balor & Braun Strowman vs Kevin Owens & Baron Corbin
Baron Corbin wrestled in dress pants, button up shirt, and vest. The heels took control from the beginning and tagged in and out to beat up Balor.
When Braun Strowman got the tag, Baron took off his vest but left his button up shirt on. Corbin clotheslined Braun off the distraction from Kevin Owens and he beat him down in the corner for a moment before Braun came back and tossed him over the top rope.
Balor got the tag and then Braun picked him up and threw Finn on top of Owens and Corbin.
Baron and Finn squared off in the ring and Balor nailed a dropkick that sent Baron into his corner so Kevin got the blind tag and took advantage after that. Balor took a bump off the barricade and then Kevin his a senton for a two count.
Owens kept the pressure on Finn for a bit until Baron got the tag and then he tossed Balor out of the ring where he gave Balor another bump on the barricade.
Balor tried for a springboard but Baron knocked him out of the air with a right hand. Then Corbin hit a Deep 6 for the two count. Kevin got the tag and missed the senton.
Corbin got the tag and kept Finn from tagging Braun. He stomped Balor down in the corner and then tagged Owens back in to do the same. Braun ran in the ring and dragged Balor over to the corner and got the tag.
Then Braun started laying into Baron Corbin. Owens couldn’t get in the match so Strowman chased him around the ring. Baron Corbin nailed Strowman with a dive off the apron and took advantage after that for a moment. Then Braun charged at Baron but took a shoulder to the post.
Finn tagged himself back in and took the fight to Baron Corbin. He hit Baron with a double stomp to the chest and then Braun went running and tackled Owens through the timekeeper’s area.
Corbin tried to hit the chokeslam neckbreaker but Balor countered with a DDT. Finn hit the shotgun dropkick and then climbed up for the Coup De Gras but Corbin knocked him down and hit the End Of Days for the win.
Winners: Baron Corbin & Kevin Owens