Welcome to Ringside News’ live results for Monday Night Raw!
Money In The Bank was last night and… it was certainly a show that took place. All bs aside, it was a damn solid show with a handful of the best matches of the year so far. Of course, the hot topic coming out of the show was Brock Lesnar winning the men’s briefcase. Lesnar shocked everyone when he showed up in the final minute of the match, took out Mustafa Ali and unhooked the briefcase. Lots of people weren’t happy about this because it sets up another potential Lesnar title reign, as well as just more Lesnar. Well, The Beast is said to be on Raw tonight and he’ll likely shoot a warning at WWE Champion Seth Rollins.
Speaking of whom, Rollins defended the Universal Championship against AJ Styles in a true barn-burner last night. It seems like that was a one-and-done feud, so who does Seth face now? Perhaps Brock at Super Show-Down? Or maybe another short-term opponent like Baron Corbin or who knows, perhaps it will be a Wild Card player like Daniel Bryan.
The other huge news to come out of last night’s show was that Mick Foley will be on tonight’s Raw to introduce a new Championship belt. This came completely out of nowhere and seems a tad unnecessary considering how inconsequential the Cruiserweight Championship, US title, and Women’s Tag belts have been. Well, it seems everyone is hoping it will be the reintroduction of the hardcore title, but it seems equally as likely that it could be a mid-card women’s belt, a European title, or something new and weird like a Galaxy title. Who the hell knows anymore?
And then there’s Becky One Belt. That’s right, Becky lost her SmackDown Live Women’s Championship to Charlotte Flair last night, largely thanks to interference from Lacey Evans. Of course, Lynch had just beaten Evans who was, in turn, quite bitter. This allows Lynch to just move over to Raw permanently and feud with Evans for the Raw title…we hope.
And that’s the preview for tonight’s show. If nothing else, the fallout from last night’s PPV should make it a decent watch. Let us know what you’re excited about in the comments, and remember to download the Ringside News app, follows us on Instagram and Twitter, and enjoy the show!
Raw opens with Mr. Money In The Bank, Brock Lesnar, and Paul Heyman coming to the ring.
We see highlights from the main event. Heyman introduces the two of them as the fans boo. Heyman says there has been a conspiracy theory that he and Lesnar hatched their plan after Sami Zayn was hung-up during the show. He says Brock can’t be snuck into a building. He acts as though they couldn’t possibly have hurt Sami, then used politics to get Brock into the match. Heyman says if he were Kofi Kingston or Seth Rollins, he would be incredible paranoid right now. And that’s because they are being hunted by the greatest assassin of all-time in WWE. He says if he were Seth Rollins he would be terrified that Brock was about to strike at any given time.
Seth Rollins comes out to interrupt Heyman. Rollins comes to the ring and grabs a mic. He says he should be ecstatic after having the match of his life against AJ Styles. He’s not in a great mood though, because he has to see Brock with the briefcase. He says let’s cut to the chase, he’s trying to be the Champion that Brock never had the guts to be. He can’t do that however, if Brock has that briefcase. So how about Brock be a man and cash the briefcase in tonight and they go toe-to-toe. Heyman gets in between them and tells Seth he has to play Brock’s game. Heyman says he has to play the anticipation game, which he should know all about because he had to wait years to main event WrestleMania…and even then he had to watch his girlfriend main event it. Seth gets angry and shoves Brock and they start bickering.
Heyman separates them again and says who knows if Brock even wants Seth Rollins, perhaps he wants Kofi Kingston. Just then, the WWE Champion shows up and makes his way down to the ring also. Kofi screams “wild card” as he gets in the ring. He tells Seth he isn’t trying to steal his thunder, but he’s trying to cement his legacy and have himself remembered as an all-time great Champion. But he can’t do that unless he beats the best, night-in, night-out. Kofi then congratulates Brock and says if he’s going to cash-in, he wants it to be for his title.
Heyman says he just realised that WWE’s top two Champions are bargaining for the chance to face Lesnar, Mr. Money In The Bank, Mr. Box Office. However, he has it on good account, both Seth and Kofi are in action tonight. Meaning Brock and the contract aren’t going anywhere, so stay tuned.
We see a car pull up outside the arena and out steps New York’s Mick Foley, holding the new title in a bag. He’s greeted by lots of B-list wrestlers.
Next, Sami Zayn is in Gorilla with Bobby Lashley and begging for help as he’s scheduled to face Braun Strowman next. Lashley has no interest in helping him, and Sami walks to the ring like a man headed to the gallows. We see a live clip of Braun backstage staring into the camera and snarling. Weird.
Kofi and Seth are walking backstage and they approach Triple H. He says they were both very impressive last night, so tonight they’re teaming to face the never-ending duo, Corbin and Lashley.
Before the bell can ring, Sami leaves the ring. Strowman chases after him and they run through the crowd and into the back. We cut backstage and somehow Strowman has lost Zayn, even though he was right on top of him heading to the back.
Braun meets Lashley and shares a staredown when Zayn comes out of nowhere with a right hand to Braun. He gets clubbed and tossed, then Braun resumes his staredown with Lashley. Braun goes after Zayn again and beats him through Gorilla and carries him back down to the ring.
Just before he can get him inside though, Zayn shoves Strowman into the ring post. Then another ring post. He looks to do it a third time but Braun stands his ground and shoves Sami into the barricade. He gets him back in the ring and charges but hits the ring post instead. The referee chooses then to ring the bell.
Braun clubs Sami down as he runs at him. He tosses Sami from the ring, then shoulder tackles him at ringside. He gets Zayn back in the ring and hits the Running Powerslam for the win.
We see Alexa Bliss backstage, and she’ll be hosting A Moment of Bliss later tonight with Becky Lynch. Up next though, Lars Sullivan interviewed!
Charly Caruso is in the ring and she introduces Lars Sullivan. The freak (from SmackDown) marches to the ring. Caruso says his path of destruction in WWE is unparalleled (lol) and points to a video on the Titantron of Lars’ attacks. She then asks him what his goals in WWE are and, before he can answer, Lucha House Party comes out.
The Lucha’s surround Sullivan and climb on the aprons. Kalisto catches him with an enziguiri on the apron, then Dorado and Metalik hit stereo dropkicks. Sullivan shrugs Dorado and Metalik off but then Kalisto hits a springboard dropkick. The three of them hit him with a dropkick and he falls out of the ring.
Sullivan gets angry as the Lucha’s party in the ring. Kalisto jumps over the ropes but gets caught and tosses aside. Dorado and Metalik hit stereo suicide dives and knock him into the barricade. Sullivan fires back though, knocking them around ringside. He gets Dorado back in the ring and hits a big slam, then lifts him up for the running sit-out powerbomb but Kalisto and Dorado pull him off and retreat.
We see picture highlights of Styles Vs. Rollins for the Universal Championship last night. We see Styles backstage, he’ll have an interview later.
Ricochet makes his way to the ring, where he’ll be facing Cesaro after the break.
We’re back out comes Cesaro with new music. Ricochet’s back is taped-up with Kinesio Tape.
The bell rings and Cesaro grabs Ricochet and throws him into the turnbuckles. Ricochet starts fighting back but Cesaro hits him with a big back body drop and Ricochet writhes in pain, rolling out of the ring.
Cesaro grabs Ricochet on the outside and tries to lawn dart him but Ricochet shoves him into the ring post. Ricochet then runs up the turnbuckles and moonsaults off to Cesaro on the floor. Ricochet gets into the ring, then dives over the ropes onto the Swiss Superman, but gets caught and slammed on the apron. It’s so hard to care about much of the high-flyers in WWE because none of them sell injuries; Ricochet shouldn’t be doing moonsaults if he’s trying to sell the back.
We come back from the break to see Cesaro stretching Ricochet’s back. Ricochet fights up and hits a jawbreaker. Cesaro shoves him before sending him into the ropes. Ricochet stands on Cesaro’s shoulders, backflips off, and hits him with a wild head-scissor takeover to get him out of the ring.
Ricochet hits Cesaro with an incredible dive, then gets him back in the ring and goes to the top rope. Ricochet leaps, but he eats an uppercut. Cesaro hits a torture rack backbreaker followed by the Gotch Neutralizer for the win.
Charly Caruso is backstage with AJ Styles. She asks where the loss to Seth Rollins leaves him on RAW. Styles says he’s back at square one. Styles likes hard work. Styles can beat Rollins, but not last night. But there’s no shame in losing. And there’s a reason why Rollins is the Universal Champion. Baron Corbin walks up and mocks Styles. Styles says Corbin is the guy that squandered his Money in the Bank opportunity and got fired as the RAW General Manager. Corbin says it’s a slap in the face that Styles got a title shot over him. Styles says he’ll give him a slap in the face and literally slaps Corbin in the face. Corbin stares at him and tells him he’ll pay for that.
Roman Reigns makes his entrance. We’ll hear from him, next.
Mick Foley is backstage talking with WWE Champion Kofi Kingston backstage. Kingston takes a peek at the new championship and looks impressed.
Roman Reigns is in the ring, but before he can speak Shane McMahon’s music hits. McMahon stays on the stage and says Reigns is using the Wild Card Rule, but he should remember that the yard is small compared to the Best in the World. McMahon says he proved his point last night in a brutal Steel Cage Match, but he walked out with his hand held high in victory. Just for everyone’s edification, he’s officially done with The Miz. McMahon’s focus is going somewhere else. That focal point is Reigns. McMahon can’t get out of his head when Reigns did to his father Vince McMahon. The fact Reigns cowardly struck his father to the ground makes him wonder what kind of man Reigns is. He says Reigns disgusts him.
Reigns says he hates spoiled rich kids and the fans cheer. McMahon said a whole bunch of crap and all he said is he’s done with The Miz. Reigns says he’s done with Elias, so his schedule is wide open. McMahon says Elias isn’t done with Reigns. Reigns challenges McMahon to a fight tonight. McMahon sarcastically calls Reigns brave for challenging a person who went through a brutal Steel Cage Match. McMahon asks the crowd if the people want to see him fight Roman Reigns. They cheer in the affirmative. McMahon takes off his jacket, but then says it’s not happening. McMahon says he controls his destiny and does what he wants when he wants. McMahon says he’s Reigns’ boss and will demonstrate control, like right now…and Drew McIntyre’s music hits. McIntyre walks onto the stage beside Shane.
McMahon says he’ll accept Reigns challenge at Super ShowDown. When Reigns regains consciousness, he’ll hear McMahon being announced as the winner. Reigns says after Super ShowDown, McMahon will say what everyone else does: “I just got my ass kicked by Roman Reigns.”
Still to come, Becky Lynch on A Moment of Bliss, and Kofi and Seth teaming up. The Uso’s make their way to the ring.
We see Shane and Drew backstage, and he’s stopped by an interviewer. She says Shane is insinuating that he won’t show-up to Super Show-Down alone. Shane cuts her off and says he didn’t insinuate anything. The Miz walks up and Shane asks if they’re done. Drew steps between them and says what Shane meant to say was, it’s done. Miz says Shane can’t even fight his own battles anymore, so when he’s done with Drew he’ll come for Shane.
We see highlights of The Uso’s messing with The Revival. The Revival make their way to the ring for a match.
The Revival come out swinging right away. They knock Jimmy down before hitting Jey with a backbreaker/leg drop combo for a two count. They take them out of the ring and The Revival toss Jey into the barricade.
Wilder gets Jey back in the ring and punches him down. Scott Dawson tags in, and they hit a double-team suplex for a two count. Dawson talks trash to Jey and rips at the face. Dawson chops the chest, but Jey fights back. Jimmy tags in, and they clothesline The Revival out of the ring as we head to the break.
We come back from the break to see Wilder applying a rear chinlock to Jimmy. Uce fights up and kicks Wilder in the face but Dawson is tagged in. Jimmy hits him with an enzuigiri and both men are down.
Jey and Wilder are tagged in. Jey knocks him down a few times kicking him in the midsection and landing an uppercut. Jey hits Wilder with a Samoan Drop before catching Dawson with one as well. Jey hits a running hip bump on Dawson, then looks for one to Wilder but he manages to avoid it. Jey kicks him back and hits a cross-body block for a two count. Wilder fights him off and goes to the top rope. Jey cuts him off, but Dawson blind tags in. Wilder powerbombs Jey, and Dawson follows up with an elbow drop for a two count. The fans are getting into this.
Dawson talks trash to Jey before landing an uppercut. They trade punches before Dawson looks for a backslide to no avail. Jimmy tags in, and The Usos hit stereo superkicks, but Wilder breaks up the pin. Wilder gets Jey outside and hits a tornado DDT on the floor! Jimmy hits Wilder with a suicide dive before getting back in the ring.
Jimmy manages to catch Dawson with a superkick for a near fall. “This is awesome” from the crowd. Jimmy catches Wilder with a back body drop. Dawson then rolls Jimmy up with a handful of tights for the win!
Now that is how you make the most of your time. The Revival celebrate their big win.
We see Alexa Bliss having her make-up done backstage. She’s approached by Nikki Cross – who she was talking to a little while ago – and accuses her of losing the Money In The Bank last night. She says its OK though because she has her own show. Dash and Dawson then walk up celebrating, and tell Alexa they should be the next guests on A Moment of Bliss.
There will be a Firefly Fun House after the break, which got the pop of the night so far.
We get the latest episode of Firefly Fun House and it’s super short. The video just shows shots of children playing, then they’re just staring at the screen with “let him in” written on their forehead. It then shows Bray in his mask and he says “let me in”, and that’s it.
Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross then come out for A Moment of Bliss. They sit down and Alexa says she requested coffee, which a stage hand then brings her. They take a drink, then Alexa introduces Becky Lynch, while vaguely insulting her for losing her SmackDown Women’s Championship last night.
Becky come out and takes a seat but before she can speak the IIconics come out. They make fun of Becky for losing her belt last night, so Lynch says she’ll take them to the ring right now and become Becky Three Belts.
Lacey Evans comes out and says Lynch lost her title because of her. Lynch says she beat Evans with only half her attention last night. Lynch challenges Evans and The IIconics to a match. Cross says she’ll fight with Lynch. Lynch then pulls Bliss onto her team and it seems we have a match.
Becky Lynch starts against Billie Kay. Lynch shoulder blocks Kay down, so Peyton Royce tags in. They lock up, and Royce slides out of a body slam. Lynch quickly gets up and kicks Royce down. Nikki Cross tags in. Alexa Bliss is just standing at ringside drinking her coffee, but I’m pretty sure she’s actually in the match.
Cross hits Royce with a dropkick before avalanching her in the corner. Cross follows up with a running bulldog for a two count. Cross fights off The IIconics before going to the top rope. Cross hits Royce with a cross-body block for a two count. Royce knocks Cross down and tags in Billie again.
The IIconics take Cross down with a double team move and do their pose. Lacey Evans tags in and hits a slingshot bronco buster for a two count. Royce tags back in and applies a chin lock. Cross fights up, but Royce pulls her down by the hair. Evans tags in and taunts Lynch. Cross eventually gets away.
Lynch and Kay are tagged in at the same time. Becky knocks Kay down with forearms a few times. Evans walks off on her team and to the back. Lynch hits Kay with the Bexploder. Lynch goes to the top rope for a missile dropkick. Lynch knocks Royce off the apron before booting Kay down. Becky hits a diving leg drop for the win.
I’m hoping that’s a new finisher for Lynch – having a submission finsih for a supposed badass just doesn’t fit.
We see Foley walking backstage again, talking to various talents. He’ll be out to introduce the new title next!
Back from the break and out comes Mrs. Foley’s baby boy! Foley comes to the ring with the new title belt in hand.
Foley says he wants to get right to the point and talk about the title on his shoulder. There’s been something missing from Monday Night RAW for a while now: it’s time to revisit the letters R-A-W. It’s time to make Monday night RAW again. The fans cheer. For those superstars looking to step up, it takes a lot to be a champion in WWE. It’s not something you just defend. Championship titles are something you breathe, think about, covet, love, and sacrifice a few teeth and an ear. That’s how a legend is born. It consumes your life 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With that being said, he introduces the reveals the new 24/7 Championship. A dark green belt with 24/7 etched on it.
The crowd boos. Foley says the falls can take place anywhere, even out of the ring. The third hour of RAW every week will have a title match open to anyone from any roster. Now they’ll have a championship scramble. Whoever grabs the championship is the inaugural champion. Foley lays the belt down in the ring and leaves.
A mass of B-level Superstars run down the ramp brawling with each other. No one can get into the ring. Eventually Titus O’Neil and Drake Maverick are in the ring and Titus just grabs it to become the inaugural champion. O’Neil celebrates on the ramp before being rolled up by Robert Roode. Roode is now the 24/7 Champion. Roode runs off without the title. OK then.
We see Robery Roode running around backstage with the title, panicking. He hides behind some production boxes and all the other wrestlers run past screaming. Roode then emerges and runs the opposite way.
Drew McIntyre and Shane make their way to the ring. So Shane really is in two feuds at once. The apron is just black with red RAW written on it, and the Titantron is also just black. It’s a darker, more classic look and I’m digging it.
The bell rings and Drew takes Miz down with a slam, then chops him around the ring. McIntyre whips Miz into the corner, then looks for a suplex but Miz reverses with a jawbreaker. Miz kicks Drew, then suckers him over the ropes.
Miz slides through Drew’s legs and out of the ring, then yanks Drew’s leg and he hits the apron. Miz whips Drew’s leg into the barricade, then tosses him back into the ring. Miz looks for a sunset flip pin but Drew shrugs him off. Drew tosses Miz to the corner, but the A-Lister fires back. Miz runs and hits Drew with a corner clothesline but Drew was unfazed and retaliates with a belly-to-belly.
Drew hits Miz with an impressive deadlift suplex. He then tries to suplex Miz over the ropes and to the floor but Miz lands on his feet and tries to sunset flip him onto the floor. He can’t get him, so Miz just swipes McIntyre’s leg again and he collapses. McIntyre tosses Miz into the barricade, then slams him down on top of it. McIntyre suplexes Miz from the crowd side of the barricade to the floor as we head for a break.
We return to see Miz and McIntyre on the top rope, and Miz is able to throw him across the ring. Miz unloads on Drew, forcing him to the corner. Miz hits the It Kicks, followed by running knees in the corner. McIntyre runs at Miz, misses, and hits the ring post. Miz connects with the corner clothesline, properly this time, and follows up with a springboard double axe handle for a two count.
Miz hits more It Kicks but misses the last one and Drew lifts him up for a powerbomb, but Miz hits a hurricanrana! Drew then grabs Miz and hits the inverted Alabama Slam for a near-fall. Miz starts kicking the bad leg of Drew, before looking for the Figure Four Leg Lock. Drew kicks Miz off and through the ropes where Shane punches him. Drew looks to capitalise with a spinebuster but Miz kicks out.
McIntyre looks for the Claymore Kick but Miz dodges and gets Drew in the Figure Four. McIntyre chops the chest of Miz until he releases the hold. Miz tosses Drew out of the ring and hits a dropkick through the ropes. Miz turns his attention to Shane, who turns and runs through the crowd. McIntyre tried to catch Miz off guard but Miz dodged him. Miz gets Drew back in the ring but Shane attacks Miz from behind. Shane sends Miz into the ring, where Drew hits a Claymore Kick for the win.
That was a surprisingly great match. Miz has really stepped it up. Shane grabs the microphone after the match and says he said he was done with Miz, but he has one final gift. He instructs Drew to put Miz in the corner, then gets on the top rope for the Coast to Coast. Before he can jump, Roman Reigns comes out and hits McIntyre with the Superman Punch. Shane and Drew retreat.
We see Corbin and Lashley standing backstage talking. Robert Roode runs into them, then looks around panicking, and runs off. Drake Maverick then runs up and into Corbin. He apologises, then takes off again.
Charly Caruso interviews Seth Rollins and Kofi Kingston. She asks them about their opponents tonight, to which they say they aren’t taking Corbin and Lashley lightly. Seth jokes that nobody in the world likes Corbin. She asks who they think Lesnar will cash-in on, and Kofi says it doesn’t matter, because he’ll be ready regardless. He does the hip grinding as he says he is the Champion, then asks Seth why he didn’t grind. Seth laughs and walks off.
Samoa Joe cuts a promo, in which he says he clearly did not lose the match last night. And if Rey Mysterio is the man he thinks he is, and wants to set an example for his son, then he will defend his title against him. Otherwise, Joe will have to set an example all on his own.
We see Robert Roode running out of the arena, trying to get into a car trunk with the help of R-Truth. He hops in and all the wrestlers come running out looking for him. Truth sends them running in the opposite direction, then helps Roode out of the trunk. Roode opens the car door and there’s a referee sitting in the passenger seat. Roode looks confused, then Truth smacks his head off of the car and pins him. R-Truth is the new 24/7 Champion.
Kofi Kingston makes his entrance. He’s teaming with Seth Rollins in the main event, with Brock Lesnar waiting in the wings.
It’s announced that this match is now no-DQ!
As Seth is making his entrance, Corbin attacks him from behind! Kofi runs up the ramp to help but Lashley grabs him and slams him into the LED wall. Corbin brings Seth down to the ring and throws him inside.
The bell rings – for the second time – to start the match and Corbin connects with Deep Six but Kofi breaks up the pin. Lashley throws Kofi from the ring, then into the barricade. Corbin punches Rollins around the ring but Seth connects with an enziguiri and tags Kofi.
Kingston comes in at the same time as Lashley and takes him down before hitting a boom drop. Kofi readies for Trouble In Paradise but has to stop to hit Corbin. Kofi kicks Lashley, then hits a springboard crossbody but Corbin breaks it up. Corbin is tagged and they take Kofi out of the ring. They toss Kofi into the barricade, followed by Seth Rollins.
We return to see Corbin punch Rollins in the ring, while Lashley is choking Kofi on the outside. Corbin runs at Seth but gets caught with a Slingblade. Seth then hits a suicide dive to Corbin but is caught in mid-air and chokeslammed onto the apron. Corbin runs Rollins and throws him into a chair in the timekeepers area. Corbin then buries Seth under a load of chairs.
Lashley hits Kofi with a shoulder tackle in the ring, then place him on the top rope. They look to double-team superplex Kofi but Rollins comes in and beats them both with a chair. Rollins hits Corbin with an enziguiri, followed by a springboard knee. He takes out Lashley with a kick as well, before superkicking both of them. Rollins stomps up the band but Lashley drags him out of the ring. Lashley then tries to take Kofi out of the ring but botches the spot, then just repeats it like a goon.
Both Corbin and Lashley are sent outside, where Seth hits them with a suicide dive, followed by a leap of faith by Kingston. Kofi gets Corbin back in the ring and hits Trouble In Paradise for the win!
After the match, Lashley hits both Kofi and Seth with Spears. He grabs a chair and looks to beat them with it as well but Kofi ducks and Seth kicks the chair into his face.
Brock then comes down to the ring with Heyman. Seth and Kofi stand tall in the ring, Seth with a chair. Lesnar circles the ring and feigns getting in. He doesn’t however, then Heyman tells him to just wait, to come back next week and announce who he’s chasing. So Brock and Heyman leave.
That’s it for tonight’s Raw. Let us know what you thought and be sure to come back tomorrow for more wrestling news and results. Until then, safe travels!