Welcome to the go-home edition of Monday Night Raw, less than a week away from WWE SummerSlam!

Tonight’s huge show features a Triple Threat Tag Team Championship match, with The B-Team defending against The Revival and The Deleters of Worlds. The odds seem very stacked against The B-Team in this match but with so many combustible elements, I wouldn’t be surprised if we ended in a no contest and had a rematch at SummerSlam. These teams deserve to feature on the grand stage of SummerSlam, and I’d be surprised if they were nowhere to be seen.

Seth Rollins and Dolph Ziggler will sign the contract tonight, which pits them against each other at SummerSlam. Naturally, we can expect things to get explosive in the ring, once the signings have been completed, especially if Drew McIntyre is by Ziggler’s side. This has been one of the few great feuds on Raw in the past four months, and tonight should mark a great final chapter ahead of the showdown on Sunday.

Elsewhere tonight, WWE is teasing more Paul Heyman, after his incredible sit-down interview with Renee Young last week. In said interview, Heyman left us hanging by saying there was something Reigns could do to beat Lesnar but refused to say what it was. Was he going to say cheat? Turn heel? Side with Heyman himself? We’re left wondering but I doubt we’ll get any answers tonight.


There’s also the continued conflict between Braun Strowman and Kevin Owens, Ronda Rousey still chasing Alexa Bliss, and Finn Balor constantly locking horns with Constable Corbin, all of which will be cushioned by the voice of Renee Young. Everybody’s favourite host/announcer, Young takes the reigns of Monday Night Raw’s commentary team alongside Michael Cole and Corey Graves in a groundbreaking moment. The announcement of Young on commentary has been met with universal praise, and here’s hoping it’s not a one-off but a permanent gig. Remember to download the Ringside News app, follow us on Instagram, and enjoy the show!

Monday Night Raw opens with Michel Cole welcoming us to the show, then out comes Rowdy Ronda Rousey! Cole and Corey Graves welcome Renee Young to the announce desk.

Ronda is all smiles until she gets to the ring, where she looks almost sad. The fans chant for her name but Ronda doesn’t look happy. She tells us that Natalya’s father, Jim Neidhart passed away earlier today. She says any loss is hard but our fathers are our pillars in a hostile world. She says our fathers are our reassurance that everything will be OK. And when our fathers pass away, we realise that they have been raising us to be the pillars of our family. She says “Stay Strong Natalya Neidhart. We all love you.” The fans chant “Nattie.” Ronda says Natalya was the first to welcome her to WWE and she will defend her to the death. She says Alexa Bliss cheated against Natalya, more than once. And this Sunday, she will defeat Alexa to become the new Women’s Champion! The fans cheer loud for that. Ronda says she will do that on Sunday but she wants to introduce us to the woman who will beat Alexa tonight… Ember Moon!

Ember makes her way to the ring and hugs Ronda. Alexa Bliss comes out, with Alicia Fox by her side. Alexa gestures to Ember and says Ronda should make all the friends she can because her good times are about to come to an end. Alexa motions to the crowd and says they’re all idiots that Ronda sucks-up to. Alexa says the fans think their match at SummerSlam is a foregone conclusion but “news-flash”, Ronda has had three matches, while she’s a five-time Women’s Champion. Some fans cheered that. Alexa gets on a roll and insults Ronda, and makes fun of her angry face. She goes on to say that it’s unfair how Roman Reigns gets kicked from the building in order to protect the Champion but Ronda breaks peoples arms and Kurt Angle doesn’t try to stop her from sitting at ringside. Bliss says she went to Constable Baron Corbin, who told her to hire some personal security. Bliss clicks her fingers and out comes four burly guys in black. Alexa tells Ronda not to even make a move because the security team are highly trained and won’t hesitate to stop her.

Alexa and Foxy make their way down to the ring. The security get into the ring and stand between Rousey and Bliss. Rousey turns to leave the ring and Bliss attacks Moon from behind, knocking Rousey from the apron to the floor. Ronda gets up, takes off her jacket and makes a bee-line for Bliss. The four guards stop Ronda from reaching Bliss… until Ronda Judo throws one, head-kicks another, punches and Judo throws the third, and then the fourth guy just holds his hands up and runs off. Bliss and Fox then leave the ring and stand by the ramp. Bliss and Moon will take place, after the break!

*Commercial Break*

Alexa Bliss Vs. Ember Moon

We return and the match has just gotten underway. Alexa hides behind the referee, then connects with a cheap kick to Moon. Ember manages to take Alexa to the mat but Bliss reverses the wrist-lock with a scissors headlock. Ember escapes and hits Alexa with two arm-drags, the grounds the Champion with an armlock. We cut to a split-screen commercial for SummerSlam, meanwhile Bliss has Moon in a headlock.

Moon shoots Alexa to the ropes and hits her with a shoulder tackle. She then catches Alexa with a headscissors takedown from the mat. Ember catches Bliss with a sliding STO for a near-fall. Bliss rolls from the ring to regroup and gets distracted by Ronda, leading to Ember Moon hitting her with a hard baseball slide. Ember brings Moon back into the ring and applies a chinlock. Bliss escapes the headlock and hits a dropkick to Moon’s stomach. Moon responds with a step-up Enziguiri and Bliss rolls from the ring.

*Commercial Break*

We return from commercial to see Bliss in control. She grounds Moon with a chinlock until Ember fights to her feet and breaks the hold with a jawbreaker. No use though as Alexa immediately floors her with a clothesline, then re-applies the chinlock. Once again Moon fights out and almost scores a win with a nice roll-up. Bliss and Moon trade pin attempts to no avail, then Bliss connects with a big right to floor Moon and then blows a kiss at Ronda.

Bliss shoves the head of Ember a few times but that just fires-up Ember up. Moon attacks Bliss, forcing her to the corner and hits a running hip attack. Moon goes to the second rope and looks for a tornado DDT but stops on her feet and hits a suplex instead for a near-fall. Alicia Fox climbs on the apron but Ronda pulls her off and throws her into the barricade. Alexa then slides out and throws Ronda into the barricade. Alexa comes back into the ring but Moon catches her with a tilt-a-whirl gutbuster. Moon goes to the top rope and hits the Eclipse to Alexa! She pins the Champion but then Alicia Fox breaks it up!

Winner Via Disqualification: Ember Moon

Alicia lays a beating to Ember Moon until Ronda returns and hits Foxy with three Judo throws via Fox’s injured arm. Foxy and Bliss roll from the ring and lay on the ramp. Alexa looks terrified and clutches her title as Ronda stares at her.

Later tonight, a contract signing between Seth Rollins and Dolph Ziggler, as well as a Triple Threat Tag Team Championship Match!

*Commercial Break*

We get a video of 2 weeks ago when Brock Lesnar came out and attacked Kurt Angle and Paul Heyman. Next, they play the final clip of Renee’s interview with Paul Heyman, in which Heyman said Reigns couldn’t beat Lesnar, “unless…” then trailed off. The announcers are curios as to what Heyman was going to say. We’ll hear from Roman Reigns later tonight.

We go backstage to Kurt Angle, whose arguing with Baron Corbin. Angle says he’s pissed because Angle went over his head to deal with Alexa. Corbin says he doesn’t care, he doesn’t need Angle’s permission. He leaves for the ring. Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler walk-in and ask where Seth Rollins is. Angle says Rollins was in China last week and has had travel issues but he will be here tonight. He asks Ziggler and McIntyre to leave and they laugh before walking away.

Baron Corbin makes his way to the ring for a match, and that takes place after the break.

*Commercial Break*

Baron Corbin Vs. Tyler Breeze

The bell rings and Corbin forces Breeze to the corner with a lock-up. The announcers reckon Corbin hand-picked Breeze as his opponent because he’s similarly sized to Finn Balor. Corbin floors Breeze with a shoulder tackle, then applies a modified chinlock to ground Breeze.

Breeze fights Corbin off and knocks him from the ring with a basement dropkick. Breeze takes to the apron and leaves onto Corbin, who catches him in mid-air and throws him into the barricade, chest-first. Back inside the ring, Corbin stomps on Breeze. Corbin goes back to the modified chinlock and trash talks Breeze. The Constable slams Breeze, then gets knocked from the ring by a clothesline from Tyler. Breeze leaps over the top rope but nobody’s home. Corbin looks for a back body drop but Breeze lands on his feet and knocks Corbin back into the ring. Breeze flips over the top rope and over Corbin, hits the ropes, then runs into Deep Six and Corbin wins.

Winner: Baron Corbin

Corbin grabs the mic after the match and brags about winning. He says that was a tase of what he will on Sunday to Finn Balor. Speaking of whom, Corbin says he will be wrestling next and introduces his opponent… Jinder Mahal. Corbin shakes Jinder’s hand as he comes to the ring, and turns to leave but stops and says perhaps Finn would like to face two people. He says Finn thinks he’s a big guy, so why not make this a handicap match. Corbin introduces Mahal’s partner, Kevin Owens. That match takes place after the break.

*Commercial Break*

Finn Balor makes his way to the ring, ready for his handicap match. Before the match begins however, RAW GM Kurt Angle makes his way to the stage to loving chants of “You suck”. Angle says Stephanie may have approved of the handicap match, but he makes the matches around here. He can’t cancel the match, but he can add to it. It’s not going to be a handicap match. It’ll be a tag team match. And Balor’s tag team partner is… Braun Strowman! The crowd goes wild for Strowman.

Finn Balor & Braun Strowman Vs. Jinder Mahal & Kevin Owens W/ Sunil Singh

Finn Balor starts the match against Jinder Mahal. They lock-up, and Mahal powers him to the corner and gives a clean break. Mahal does his calming technique before wrenching the arm. Balor tries to fight out, but Mahal takes him right back down. Balor kips-up, but Mahal knees him in the midsection. Mahal hits a headlock takeover and appies the headlock. Balor fights up again and shoots him off, but Jinder responds with a shoulder block. Mahal hits the ropes and goes for a sunset flip, but Balor rolls through and dropkicks him in the face. Mahal grabs Finn and powers him to the corner, where he tags Kevin Owens.

Owens stomps Balor down and talks trash to the crowd. Owens knees him in the back and applies an armbar. Balor starts to fight up, but Owens quickly grounds him again. Balor gets to his feet but Owens knees him and tags in Mahal. Jinder hits a snapmare and knees him in the back before tagging Owens back in. They hit an old-fashioned leg split before Owens takes Finn to the corner and lays in some chops to the chest. Owens whips Finn to the opposite corner, but he runs into a boot. Balor tags Strowman in, so Owens immediately tags in Mahal and runs into the crowd!

Strowman storms the ring and knocks Mahal off the apron and gets him in the ring. Mahal tries to fight back, but Strowman chops him down. Braun kicks him in the ribs and punches him to the corner. Strowman whips him to the corner and avalanches him before letting out a big yell. Owens is stunned at ringside and tells Jinder to do his job. Strowman hits the ropes and shoulder tackles Mahal down. Owens slowly gets on the apron. Strowman viciously clubs Mahal down before tagging Balor back in. Balor goes to attack Mahal, but Braun picks him up and powerslams him onto Jinder for a near fall. Mahal hits the ropes, but Balor dropkicks him out of the ring. Balor hits the ropes, but Owens grabs him. Strowman quickly intimidates him and backs him off. Balor then takes Owens and Mahal out with a somersault senton as we head to commercial.

*Commercial Break*

We come back from the break to see Mahal grounding Balor in a chinlock. Balor fights up from the chinlock, but Mahal kicks him down before tagging Owens in. This has been a slow, repetitive match thus far. Owens drops a trio of elbows before punching away at him. Owens then talks trash to Strowman. Owens then applies a chinlock and we get another split-screen commercial for SummerSlam. Owens takes Balor down trying to fight up and goes for a senton splash, but Balor gets his knees up. Balor goes to make a tag, but Mahal cuts him off.

Mahal is tagged in and attacks Balor. And, again, he applies the rear chin lock. Balor fights up, but Mahal shoves him back and runs into a boot. Balor tries to fight off Mahal and Owens, but he’s unable to make a tag. Finally, Balor throws Mahal out of the ring. Owens is tagged before Balor can make a tag. Finn then takes him down with a Sling Blade and starts to crawl.

Strowman and Mahal are tagged in. Strowman hits a pair of shoulder tackles before punching Owens off the apron. Strowman clotheslines Mahal down before getting out of the ring. Strowman grabs Sunil Singh and uses him as a battering ram to take Owens down! Strowman gets in the ring, and Mahal attacks him. Strowman quickly comes back and hits his Running Powerslam for the win!

Winners: Braun Strowman & Finn Balor

Braun Strowman stares a hole through Kevin Owens, sitting at ringside, and chases him to the back. Constable Baron Corbin then runs in from behind and gives Balor the End of Days. Corbin celebrates before leaving the ring.

We’ll hear from Roman Reigns later tonight. We’ll also see The B-Team defend the RAW Tag Team Titles in a triple threat match, as well as a contract signing for the WWE Intercontinental Championship.

Kurt Angle is in his office talking on the phone. Angle calls Seth Rollins, but he gets his voicemail. Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre come in and accuse Rollins of being afraid to be in the ring with them tonight. Angle assures him that Rollins will be there. Ziggler says he wants to look at the contract one last time to make sure nothing fell through the cracks. Ziggler says they didn’t spell his name right and when Angle panics they start laughing.

*Commercial Break*

We return from the break and, “Ladies and gentlemen… Ricky Roberts”. Expecting Elias, the lights come-up and we see a young fella wearing cowboy gear with a guitar round his neck. He says his favourite music artist is Elias, and though he can’t play his guitar yet, he will one day be as good as Elias.

Speak of the devil, Elias makes his way on to the stage. He says he doesn’t know who put this kid up to this, but there is only one Elias. He reminds us about his album, his mockumentary, and says he sold out WrestleMania in New Orleans. And this Sunday he will perform his greatest song ever. Elias goes on to say that he has great respect for the people of Greensboro, because they have incredible resilience. He says you need it to wake-up every day in a crap-hole like Greensboro. Elias tells the kid if he can beat Bobby Lashley, he might take him under his wing.

Lashley makes his way to the ring. He tells Ricky Roberts that he needs a better role model and a better schtick. Lashley turns to take off his shirt and headband, when Roberts smashes his guitar over Lashley’s back. Sadly for RR, Lashley doesn’t even fall. Instead, he grabs hold of Roberts and kills him with a spinebuster. Lashley then stares at Elias.

We go backstage to see The B-Team getting ready for their match. Curtis Axel tells Bo Dallas to “B” positive. Dallas cannot be positive since the odds of them winning are lower than usual. They have a 33.3333% chance of winning. Axel doesn’t think his math is right. Axel says they got this far with B-teamwork. Axel gets him pumped up, they yell B-TEAM! and leave.

Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt make their entrance. The Tag Team Championships will be defended next!

*Commercial Break*

The Revival and The B-Team join The Deleters in the ring. Jojo makes ring introductions for all six men.

WWE Tag Team Championship Match
(C) The B-Team Vs. The Revival Vs. The Deleters of Worlds

Dash Wilder and Bo Dallas start the match. Dallas tries to roll-up Wilder right away to no luck. Wilder forces Bo to the corner and tags Scott Dawson into the match. Dawson attacks Bo, slamming him into the turnbuckles. He stomps Bo before tagging Wilder back in. Bo reverses Wilder and Matt Hardy tags himself in.

Hardy slams Wilder’s head into the turnbuckles repeatedly. Hardy splashes Widler in the corner, then hits a side effect for a two-count. Wilder gets draped on the ropes by Hardy, who then connects with an elbow to the neck. Hardy looks for a Twist of Fate but Dash tags himself in. Dash and Dawson hit a Hart Attack on Hardy – a nice nod. Dawson keeps Matt Hardy in check, beating him around the ring and connecting with a stiff clothesline. Dash is tagged back in and they double-team Hardy with a leg drop for a near-fall.

*Commercial Break*

We come back from the break to see Bray Wyatt get tagged in. Wyatt hits The Revival and Dallas with uranage’s. However Axel blocks it and elbows Bray. Dawson comes in and hits a sunset flip while Wyatt gives Axel a German suplex. Things are getting chaotic. Wilder tries to give Wyatt a suicide dive, but Wyatt counters with a uranage on the apron. Dallas then clotheslines Bray down on the floor. Hardy goes to the top rope, but Dawson cuts him off. Hardy then gives a superplex to the floor onto everyone else!

Eventually everyone gets back to their feet. Wyatt gets Dawson in the ring and attacks. Axel blinds tags in. Wyatt goes for Sister Abigail on The Revival, but they fight out and hit the Shatter Machine. Axel then runs in and throws Dawson into Wilder. Axel then covers Wyatt for the not-so-shocking win!

Winners: The B-Team

The B-Team celebrate wildly after the match as we see replays. As always, the announcers talk about the luck of The B-Team.

We see Roman Reigns walking backstage. The B-Team run past him screaming and cheering about their win. Roman shakes his head and continues making his way ringside. We’ll be hearing from The Big Dog next!

*Commercial Break*

We’re back from the break and Ziggler and McIntyre return to Kurt Angle’s office. He asks if everything is OK with the contract. They say it’s no surprise that Angle plays favourites, and they point out that it says in the contract that Seth is entitled to having someone in his corner. Angle says yes, that’s because Drew will be in Dolph’s corner. If they want he could take that part out but that means Drew won’t be in Dolph’s corner. He wouldn’t want to play favourites after all. Ziggler says it’s fine and makes a snide remark about Rollins not being here yet.

Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring. Roman gets more cheers than boos and he stands in the ring and soaks it in. He says “leave this place better than I found it”, that was something he tells himself every day. The truth is, he’s never going to be able to do that while Brock Lesnar is a part of WWE, and that means it’s time for Lesnar to go. He says he’s sick of talking, hearing and looking at Brock Lesnar. He says it ends this Sunday and the crowd cheer. He says he’s taking back his Universal Championship and he’s sending Brock so far back to the UFC, he’ll find his head in Dana White’s ass.

“Ladies and Gentlemen!” Paul Heyman comes out and introduces himself. He says “it’s a new day, yes it is!” Heyman says if he’s going to steal a line from anyone on SmackDown, he would steal from The Uso’s because they are the future of the tag team division. And speaking of the future, he’s got his eyes on the number one contender. Roman says this should be good because last week Paul was able to cry on cue but here he is. He invites Heyman into the ring.

Heyman says this is Reigns’ time to start making history. But why wait to Sunday? Roman could make history tonight. He reminds us of the interview with Renee, in which he said Roman can’t beat Lesnar, “unless”. And that is, unless he tells Roman every one of Brock’s dirty secrets. Heyman says if Roman has Heyman in his corner this Sunday, he can guarantee he will walk-out with the Universal Championship. Paul extends his hand to Roman and the fans go wild but Roman says no. Roman says he already knows how to beat Lesnar, he did-so in Saudi Arabia. And it would have ended even sooner if Heyman wasn’t there. Heyman says he accepts blame for that. But he’s not here to talk about the past. He says he is a visionary, he sees the future, and he sees Roman and him standing here next Monday with the Universal Championship. He does his usual introduction but with Roman’s name at the end, then extends his hand again. Roman looks to the crowd, who definitely want it to happen, but he’s uninterested. Roman says Heyman can try but it’s not good enough. He says he was groomed for this position from a young age. He says he was taught to look-out for sharks, especially desperate ones. And Heyman is drowning. He wishes Heyman good luck in his future endeavours.

Heyman turns to leave but doesn’t. He says he is drowning. Drowning in knowledge that he learned from Roman’s uncle and father. He says Roman’s father taught him something as they drove down the road together and it’s not something you’ll ever learn in school. He tells Roman something in Samoan, then hands him a piece of paper and asks him to look over it. He says for Reigns to read over it and give him an answer this Sunday at SummerSlam. Reigns reads the paper, but suddenly Heyman sprays him in the face with a bottle of something. He sprays Roman until the bottle is empty and Roman can’t see in the corner. And here comes LESNAR!

Brock makes his way down to the ring and attacks the weakened Reigns. He knee’s Roman repeatedly until Roman collapses. Brock jumps onto Roman and applies a guillotine until Roman passes out. Lesnar gets up and smiles. He leaves the ring and takes the belt back from Heyman. The announcers say the entire Heyman/Lesnar split was a ruse. Lesnar is about to leave when he hands Heyman the belt, walks back to the ring and hits the F5 to Roman! Brock stands over Roman as the fans chant “One More Time”.

*Commercial Break*

After the break, replays are shown of what just happened with Roman Reigns, Paul Heyman, and Brock Lesnar.

We head down to ringside for a six-man tag match. There’s been a few too many tag matches tonight.

Titus Worldwide & Bobby Roode vs. The Authors of Pain & Mojo Rawley

Rezar and Crews start the match, and Rezar quickly establishes dominance over Apollo. While Rezar has Crews in a neck vice, they show another split-screen SummerSlam commercial.

Crews takes Rezar down with enzuigiris. Rawley tags in and knocks Titus O’Neil off the apron. Bobby Roode tags in and knocks Rawley back. Roode hits a diving clothesline off the top rope. Rawley reverses a whip to the corner, but Roode come back with a blockbuster. Rezar runs in, but O’Neil clotheslines him out of the ring. Rawley knocks O’Neil out of the ring. Roode then gives Rawley a Glorious DDT for the win.

Winners: Titus Worldwide & Bobby Roode

We go to the trainer’s room, where medical personnel are trying to clear the pepper spray from Roman Reigns’ eyes. Nothing happens.

Still to come, the contract signing for the WWE Intercontinental Championship match at SummerSlam. WWE will celebrate the life of Jim Neidhart, next.

*Commercial Break*

We get a fantastic tribute video for Jim Neidhart, for which the crowd give a standing ovation.

The announcers talk about SummerSlam, mentioning that The B-Team will face The Revival for the Raw Tag Team Championships on the Kick-Off Show, which begins at 5 PM. They then run down the entire card.

We see replays of the opening to Raw, in which Alexa Bliss brought security to deal with Ronda Rousey.

Sasha Banks makes her way to the ring, accompanied by Bayley. She’ll face a member of the Riott Squad, next!

*Commercial Break*

We get a backstage selfie promo from The Riott Squad before they make their entrance.

Sasha Banks W/Bayley Vs. Ruby Riott W/Liv Morgan & Sarah logan

They lock up, and Banks takes the arm and tries to maim Ruby. Riott lands some forearms and clubs Sasha down. Riott hits the ropes, but Banks catches her with a hip toss. The Riott Squad grabs at Bank’s feet as she runs off of the ropes, but it doesn’t stop her. She rolls up Riott for a two count. Banks applies an arm bar and keeps the leader of the goon squad grounded. Riott fights up and sends her into the ropes. Riott gets a roll-up for a two count. Banks goes for the Bank Statement, but Riott rolls out of the ring to regroup.

Riott avoids a baseball slide, but Banks comes back with a kick to the face. Riott pulls Banks into the steel steps. Banks gets her hand caught in one of the hand holes in the steps, and Riott kicks the steps. Riott gets Banks in the ring and continues to attack the injured hand as we take to commercial.

*Commercial Break*

We come back from the break to see Riott still working on the injured hand of Banks. sasha eventually comes back with an arm drag, then elbows her in the face and hits a suicide dive on Sarah Logan. Banks knees Riott in the face, but Liv Morgan pulls her off the apron. Bayley then wipes out Morgan with a clothesline. Riott capitalizes on all the distractions by rolling Banks up for the win!

Winner: Ruby Riott

Great to see Ruby back and even better to see her winning!

Photos are shown of Seth Rollins in Shanghai, China. Rollins has been delayed by travel and hasn’t arrived at RAW yet. Strange angle they’re taking with this one.

Kurt Angle is backstage with Baron Corbin. A stagehand says there is no sign of Seth Rollins. Corbin says one of RAW’s biggest matches at SummerSlam might not happen because Angle waited until the last minute. Corbin says Angle can’t wait any longer. Angle angrily walks off. The contract signing for the WWE Intercontinental Championship match at SummerSlam is next.

*Commercial Break*

We return to Raw to see Kurt Angle in the ring. Before he begins, he wants to address what happened with Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns. He calls it a heinous attack but says he won’t suspend Lesnar or anything because he simply wants Roman to kick his ass at SummerSlam and bring the title back to Raw where it belongs. He says Lesnar is the worst WWE Champion of all-time.

Ziggler and McIntyre interrupt Angle. They make their way to the ring and Dolph says to cut this charade, we all know Rollins isn’t here. McIntyre says Angle was never going to suspend Lesnar because he can’t afford to lose two Championship matches at SummerSlam. Ziggler says to let him know either way because, if not, he can go and do a stand-up set. Angle then introduces Seth but the man doesn’t appear. He tries again but no Seth. McIntyre makes fun of Seth and Ziggler says Seth was great but he quit because he realised he couldn’t face them again. McIntyre says they respect Rollins but their partnership as founded to create change. He says the guys in the back seem to think that when you make it to Raw, that’s it. Whereas Rollins fought every single week and for that, they respect him. Ziggler says Seth made a classic mistake: he pushed himself too hard for that fans.

Ziggler says these fickle fans love to see Rollins burn it down each week. Just like a few years ago they loved to see him steal the show. And now they’ve turned on Seth as well, just like they will with the next guy. Ziggler says he got sick of it and so he found someone who truly has his back. And not just a guy to accompany him down here, ride his coattails and get a paycheck. He calls McIntyre a psychopath and says they will take the whole thing over. He says he is done trying to steal the show, so let’s just get through the formalities and call this match a Seth Rollins forfeit. Angle hands Dolph the contract and he signs it as the fans chant “Burn It Down”!

Seth finally comes out. He apologises to the fans for making them listen to Dolph’s therapy time. He then says he wasn’t actually running late, he’s been here for a little while. He says he has indeed had some travel issues, they just weren’t his issues. He says the reason he waited to come out here was because he wanted to make sure Dolph would sign the contract. He says he put in that little part about having someone in his corner for a specific reason. If Dolph can have a psycho in his corner, then surely he can have a lunatic in his…

Rollins and Ambrose storm the ring. All four men brawl and Ambrose clears the ring of Ziggler. McIntyre is beating Seth in the corner but Ambrose attacks him too. Ambrose hits Dirty Deeds on McIntyre and he rolls from the ring. The fans are going wild as Ambrose and Rollins look pumped. Ambrose hands Seth the contract, which he signs. Seth puts his fist out and Ambrose follows suit. The brothers are back.

That’s it for this week’s Raw. Let us know what you thought of the show and be sure to come back tomorrow for SmackDown Live and more! Until next time, safe travels!

Curtis Dillion

Curtis does our weekly live match-by-match coverage of WWE RAW and SmackDown for Ringside News. In addition to SmackDown, Curtis also does WWE & NXT special event coverage as well. He has been helping out at for Ringside News for many years.

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