WWE Raw Results – August 27, 2018
Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw.
We are in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and your announcers are Michael Cole, Corey Graves, and Jonathan Coachman.
WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring and he is alone so that means the people of Canada treat him like most American crowds.
Roman says he told Braun that he would meet him at 8 PM and it must be 8:05. He is not here to hold this title, he is here to defend it. If Braun is not going to come out, it will be the Shield Workhorse Open Challenge.
Braun makes his way to the stage and he has his briefcase. Braun goes to the ring.
Braun says workhorse is funny when you had to bring out your boys to help you last week.
Roman says the Shield is a Brotherhood of Workhorses. No one tells them what to do, not even him. They know what it is like to be at the top of the mountain, but you have no clue. All you do is walk around saying ‘Get These Hands’. The fact is all that you lift with those hands are objects. Roman says he has lifted every single WWE Championship to offer. That is why he is the guy and why he runs this yard. If you want to be on his level, step up, cash in that contract and let’s have a title match in Toronto.
Braun says he is not cashing in tonight. Braun says that everyone knows that if he did, Roman’s boys would come out and save him again. Braun says he won’t cash in until September 16th, but all you have to do is show up at the place where your brothers cannot get involved. They are going to go to war where they have never been before. Braun says he will see Roman at Hell in a Cell.
Roman says Braun is starting to sound like a monster.
Roman and Braun shake hands . . .
Dolph Ziggler’s music plays and he says that since we know what is going to happen at SummerSlam, he wants to deal with SummerSlam and the crime of the century when he lost his title thanks to Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose.
Roman asks if getting pinned in the middle of the ring is stealing.
Dolph says that Seth has been trying to catch up to him, but when he gets his rematch, it will be on his terms. Drew and he have proven themselves to everyone.
Drew says that Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman is a different story altogether.
Dolph says they need a new challenge and it is you.
Drew says the Universal Champion and Mr. Monster in the Bank sit on top of the Monday Night Raw mountain. It is a double edged sword because when you are at the top, the only way to go is down.
Dolph says they are willing to do that tonight.
Roman says you sound tough from the stage but they are willing to do it now if you want.
Before we get the official match, we get to see the man in charge, Baron Corbin.
Baron tells everyone to slow down and he reminds everyone that he is in charge. Baron says that it is official that the Money in the Bank cash in has been approved for Hell in a Cell. Baron says he will make a main event that Kurt Angle never could have made. It will be Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre versus Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman.
Braun tells Roman he is getting the title at Hell in a Cell, but tonight, Dolph and Drew are getting these hands.
Baron is in the ring and he says he is a natural and an improvement over Kurt Angle. Baron says for his third and most important match, he is going to make the match Kurt did not have the guts to make. It will be Baron Corbin against Finn Balor, the Man. Baron says he has been planning this for a week but you just found out now.
Match Number One: Baron Corbin versus Finn Balor
They lock up and Corbin with a back elbow. Corbin sends Balor into the turnbuckles and Corbin slides around the ring post and back into the ring to give Balor a clothesline and he gets a near fall. Baron with a half nelson and chin lock. Balor with a punch and Corbin with a forearm. Corbin with a sunset flip but Balor rolls through and hits a drop kick. Baron runs Balor into the turnbuckles and connects with a forearm. Balor goes to the apron but Baron with a clothesline to send Balor to the floor. Baron runs Balor into the ringside barrier.
They return to the ring and Baron gets a near fall. Baron with a kick to the back. Baron with a punch and kick. Baron with an elbow to the collarbone and then he returns to the half nelson and chin lock. Corbin with a knee and forearm. Balor with a kick but Corbi with a punch and Balor goes down. Balor is kicked to the floor. Baron goes to the floor and Balor with slingblade as we go to commercial.
We are back and Corbin has Balor in a chin lock and half nelson. We see Baron with a punch when he stopped a Balor springboard attempt. Corbin with clotheslines in the corner. Corbin slides around the post but since it is the second time, he is stopped and Balor with a flying forearm. Balor with kicks and a double stomp. Balor with a chop but Baron with an Irish whip. Balor has an enzuigiri blocked but Corbin falls onto the top rope. Balor with a slingblade but Corbin with Deep Six for a near fall. Balor with an inside cradle for a near fall.
Balor clotheslines Corbin over the top rope. Balor with a plancha onto Corbin. Corbin grabs a chair but Balor stops him. Balor sends Corbin back into the ring. Balor with an enzuigiri and then he goes up top but misses Coup de Grace. Corbin hits Balor with the chair and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Finn Balor (by disqualification)
After the match, Baron Corbin says that he forgot that this was a No Disqualification Match so it continues.
The referee restarts the match and hits Balor with the chair and then he hits End of Days for the three count.
Winner: Baron Corbin
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to take a look at the Undertaker versus Triple H match. We see Hunter’s comments from last week’s Raw. We get comments from WWE legends and superstars about the match. Mick Foley says that Undertaker ruined his body while Triple H ended his career. Jeff Jarrett says the Undertaker will win. Christian says that HHH is desperate and that is why he is picking Triple H. Mick Foley picks the Undertaker. Ric Flair picks the Undertaker.
Shawn Michaels will be on Raw next week to talk about the Undertaker/HHH match.
Dana Brooke is in the back with Apollo Crews and they are talking about her match. Apollo says that we will see why Dana belongs on Evolution. Titus says that Dana has a match tonight and it is next. Titus tells Dana she will be facing Sasha Banks. Dana says she has this and thanks Titus.
Apollo tells Titus that Dana has only had one singles match in the last nine months. Titus says that Dana will be alright.
Match Number Two: Dana Brooke (with Titus O’Neil and Apollo Crews) versus Sasha Banks (with Bayley)
They lock up and Dana with a rollup for a near fall. Dana with another rollup for a near fall. Dana with a jackknife cover but she can only get a near fall. Sasha goes for Banks Statement after a satellite move and Dana goes to the floor. Dana with a waist lock but Sasha with a back elbow and Irish whip. Dana floats over and does the WorldWide salute. Dana with an enzuigiri for a near fall. Dana punches Sasha and poses. Dana with an Irish whip and handspring back elbow. She goes for a second one but Sasha moves. Sasha with a knee and Meteora for a near fall.
Dana with a forearm and she gets Sasha on her shoulders but Sasha gets to her feet and she hits the lungblower followed by Banks Statement for the three count.
Winner: Sasha Banks
After the match, Apollo checks on Dana in the ring.
We see Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins standing in the back and Seth walks away as we go to commercial.
We are back and Dean is still standing where he was before the commercial break.
Jinder Mahal and Sunil Singh arrive and Jinder says he senses some anger from Dean since his return and he can bring some spirituality to Dean. He tells Dean to close his eyes and tell him what does he see. Dean says he sees Jinder and him. He sees himself kicking Jinder in the teeth and breaking his face and ribs. You are crying and you are in great pain. He tells Jinder to get out of his face.
Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring.
Seth says he likes where Toronto’s head is at. Last week was taking care of some family business. They take pride in being workhorses and being fighting champions. This week is about Intercontinental Title action. He thought he would have to deal with Dolph Ziggler or Drew McIntyre but they have a match so that means his dance card is open. Who wants an Open Challenge? Seth makes an open challenge to anyone in the back.
Kevin Owens’ music plays and he makes his way to the stage.
Kevin says he is so glad that Seth is happy and feeling good. You have your buddies back, you have your title back, you have your CrossFit. Kevin says since he came back to Raw, his life has been a living hell. Kevin says he wished he could be back on Raw when he was on Smackdown but they are not good. You had a great SummerSlam but it was because he had his best friend by his side. Kevin did not have his best friend by his side. If Sami Zayn was there, he would have beaten Strowman and cashed in and he would be the Universal Champion. Sami Zayn is not here because he got injured by some brute. That terrible summer ends tonight. Kevin says he is not leaving this building without a title. This is Toronto, Ontario, Canada and he cannot think of a better place . . . he can think of a better place and it is called Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Kevin speaks in French.
Kevin says all Seth needs to know is that he is taking Seth’s title right now.
Match Number Three: Kevin Owens versus Seth Rollins for the WWE Intercontinental Championship
Owens with a kick and forearm to teh back. Owens with punches and chops in the corner. Rollins puts Owens in the corner and he punches Owens. Owens with a kick and punch to Rollins. Owens punches Rollins but Rollins with a flying forearm and punches. Owens with an Irish whip and Rollins with a clothesline out of the corner. Owens goes to the floor to recover.
Rollins sends Owens into the apron and they return to the ring. Rollins with a slingshot leg drop to the back of the neck and Owens falls to the floor. Owens with a forearm and Irish whip but Rollins leaps over the steps and then hits a clothesline off the steps as we go to commercial.
We are back and Owens with a reverse chin lock. We see Owens hitting a DDT for a near fall during the commercial break. Rollins with a chop but Owens with an Irish whip and Rollins with a Michaels flip. Owens with a double jump elbow drop for a near fall. Owens follows Rollins to the floor. Rollins with a punch and chp but Owens sends Rollins into the ringside barrier. They return to the ring and Owens wraps the arm in the ropes.
Owens puts Rollins on the turnbuckles. Rollins with a punch to stop Owens and Rollins sets for a sunset flip into a buckle bomb. Owens with a super kick out of the corner for a near fall. Owens goes up top. Owens with an elbow to the head but Rollins with a punch. Rollins goes to the turnbuckles. Owens with a head butt to stop Rollins and then Owens goes for a fisherman’s superplex but Rollins blocks it.
Rollins jumps to the turnbuckles but Owens stops Rollins and Rollins falls on the ropes. Owens misses a double jump moonsault and Rollins with Black Out for the three count.
Winner: Seth Rollins (retains Championship)
We see an Instagram post from Kurt Angle where he states that he is not sure of his future.
We take a look back at the start of the show when we found out when Braun Strowman would cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase and the announcement of tonight’s main event.
Baron Corbin is in his office on his phone and Braun Strowman enters. Braun and Baron stare at each other and Braun gives Baron the briefcase and he tells Baron to bring it to Hell in a Cell.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Kevin Owens is still in the ring and he has a chair.
The crowd chants for Owens. Kevin says he quits and he drops the mic and leaves the ring.
Renee Young is shocked at Kevin Owens’ announcement but she must go on and she is with Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre. She asks them why would they make the challenge they did. Dolph says to change the game, you have to make decisions at the right time. Tonight you are going to see them make their move to the top of the food chain. Drew says that Roman had two tough matches last week and he is not at 100 percent. Drew says that Braun’s mind is not right.
Dolph says that Braun and Roman literally have a hellacious future ahead of them. That team is not right. Drew says everyone in the locker room see them as the Big Dog and the Monster Among Men but they see them as two wounded animals ready for slaughter.
Match Number Four: Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas versus Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder in a Non Title Match
Bo and Dash start things off and Bo with a series of knee drops followed by a forearm from Axel for a near fall. Dawson tags in and he chops Axel. Dawson with a kick to the arm followed by an Irish whip. Axel with a drop kick. Axel sends Dawson to the floor and then Dallas sends Wilder over the top rope onto Dawson as we go to commercial.
We are back and Wilder with a neck vice on Dallas. We see WIlder sending Dallas into the ringside barrier during the commercial break. Wilder with a front face lock on Dallas. Dawson tags in and hits a drop kick for a near fall. Dawson with a back elbow and waist lock. Dallas with elbows and a kick but both men are down. Wilder tags in and he stops Bo from making the tag with a clothesline. Bo blocks a tornado DDT and hits a hanging neck breaker. Dawson tags in but misses a splash and hits the ropes. Axel tags in and hits a few clotheslines and follows with a snap mare and leap frog neck snap. Axel with a running knee to Dawson for a near fall.
Axel with a kick and he goes for the Son of Perfectplex but Dawson escapes. Dawson is kicked into the turnbuckles and Axel with a rollup. Axel with a rollup and back slide for a near fall. Wilder makes the tag and they hit Shatter Machine for the three count.
Winners: Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder
After the match, Dawson and Wilder attack Bo Dallas and hit Shatter Machine on him.
Dash and Scott take the tag title belts.
Scott says over the last few months, the Raw tag division has been a joke because of these two morons. We go from the Road Warriors to Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard to . . . The B Team.
Dash says they are sick of them making a mockery of the tag team division.
Scott tells them to keep the titles clean because they can take them any time they want.
Elias is getting ready for his performance as we go to commercial.
Elias is in the ring and he plays an introduction. He says we are gathered here tonight to answer one question . . . who wants to walk with Elias. You will be tested and it will get tough. When those tough times come, do not lose faith. Do not stray from the truth that everyone knows.
Elias says it is time for him to sing his greatest song. Elias says he had an epiphany. When Drake said he started from the bottom, he was literally talking about here. There is no city more bottom feeding than Toronto.
Elias says that he was talking to John Tavares and he said going from New York to Toronto is no bigger disappointment in life.
Trish Stratus’ music plays and she makes her way to the ring.
Elias says it is good that Trish took time out of changing diapers to spend time with him.
Trish says she is a fan of Elias’ music, but when you start running your mouth about her home town of Toronto, she says that she will have to ask Elias to shut his mouth.
Elias says he just speaks the truth. An Elias performance in Toronto is like the Stanley Cup, they will never see it in their lifetime.
Trish responds that it is like you winning a WWE Championship. She says that a lot has changed. When she retired as a seven time Women’s Champion in Toronto with a Sharpshooter in the ring and took her place in the WWE Hall of Fame, she never would have imagined being a few months away from the first All Women’s PPV, Evolution. She will be lacing up her boots to face Alexa Bliss.
Elias says that will be a swimsuit model pillow fight because he has been looking forward to that for years.
Trish tells Elias it is time for him to pack up his guitar, his floral kimono, and fancy scarves and walk that way.
Elias suggests they cut to the chase and he says that she came out because Trish, like thousands of other women, want to walk with Elias. Elias says he doesn’t date women in their 60s.
Trish slaps Elias and . . .
Ronda Rousey makes her way to the stage with Natalya.
We go to commercial.
Alexa Bliss is impressed that Ronda, Natalya, and Trish are in the ring and she calls them Miss Underwhelming, Miss Overhyped, and Miss Irrelevant. Alexa tells Trish to take some advise from the woman who replaced Trish that all the yoga will not help at Evolution. Alexa says she is here to talk to Ronda. You might have won at SummerSlam, but you did not break her arm so she could not face Ronda again. Alexa says she is not an average woman and she is invoking her rematch clause at Hell in a Cell. Alexa says she will not revoke her rematch clause in Canada because she does not like their accents. Alexa says she is taking her title back. Alexa says that Alicia is going to give Nattie a beat down. Alexa says they have a friend who Trish knows a lot about.
Mickie James makes her way to the stage to join Alexa and Alicia.
Match Number Five: Natalya (with Ronda Rousey and Trish Stratus) versus Alicia Fox (with Alexa Bliss)
They lock up and Natalya with a wrist lock and Irish whip. Alicia with a sunset flip but Natalya rolls through and goes for the Sharpshooter. Alicia goes to the ropes and then to the floor. Natalya drop kicks Alicia off the apron to the floor. Alicia with a take down as Natalya returns to the ring and she gets a near fall. Alicia with a reverse chin lock and boot to the head. Alicia chokes Natalya in the ropes and then Alexa and Mickie attack Natalya while the referee was out of position. Ronda and Trish force Mickie and Alexa to go away from the ring.
Natalya brings Alicia back into the ring and hits a discus clothesline and then applies the Sharpshooter. Alicia taps out.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Ronda, Trish, and Natalya are walking in the back and they are stopped by Nikki and Brie Bella. Nikki says that they are proud that Ronda is representing the women’s division with Evolution around the corner. Brie says that next week, the Bellas will be back. Natalya needs to take a selfie.
We see more comments from wrestlers about the Undertaker versus HHH in Australia. We see Steve Austin, Booker T, Big Show. Austin says he will be watching this match. Big Show says he competed against both of them. Booker T also picks Undertaker. Big Show picks the Undertaker. Austin picks Triple H to win.
Baron Corbin is on the phone and he says he will talk to Kevin Owens to get things worked out. Baron asks for a masseuse. Bobby Lashley asks Baron if he is still banged up after last week. Baron talks about his win but Bobby points out that Corbin made it a No DQ match in the middle of the match. Baron says he does not want Bobby to think he forgot about him. He has a match for Bobby and Baron says he has a lot to deal with but he cannot remember Bobby’s opponent. Bobby’s match is next.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Baron Corbin appears on the TitanTron and he tells Bobby he has two opponents tonight and it will be a handicap match.
Match Number Six: Bobby Lashley versus Konnor and Viktor
Lashley brings Viktor into the ring before the bell rings and Lashley with a shoudler tackle. Konnor makes the blind tag and clips Lashley while Lashley sets for a press slam. Konnor kicks Lashley and connects with an elbow to the back of the neck. Lashley tries to escape the front face lock but Konnor holds on. Viktor tags in and he connects with a double sledge to the back and a series of Canadian Lifters for a near fall.
Lashley tosses VIktor away and connects with a clothesline. He sends Konnor into the ring post. Lashley with snake eyes and a clothesline. Lashley with the Dominator to Viktor for the three count.
Winner: Bobby Lashley
Dean Ambrose walks in the back and he takes a drink from someone in the back and then he takes a sip and tosses it into another person in the back.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Seven: Dean Ambrose versus Jinder Mahal (with Sunil Singh)
They lock up and Dean with a waist lock take down. Ambrose gets a near fall. Dean with a waist lock but Jinder with a back elbow. Dean clotheslines Jinder over the top rope and then Dean goes to the floor. Dean with a chop and forearm against the ringside barrier. Dean sends Jinder back into the ring and he pushes Sunil down. Jinder with a knee when Dean returns to the ring. Jinder with a leaping knee drop and he gets a near fall. Jinder with a knee to the back followed by an elbow to the top of the head. Jinder chokes Dean in the ropes.
Jinder with knee drops using the ropes and then he chokes Dean. Mahal with a reverse chin lock but Dean with elbows. Jinder with a knee to the midsection. Dean with clotheslines and back elbow. Dean drops Jinder on the top rope. Dean goes for a suplex but Mahal blocks it and connects with a knee. Jinder with a Harley Race knee for a near fall. Mahal sets for the Khallas but Dean escapes and hits the double underhook DDT for the three count.
Winner: Dean Ambrose
We see Roman and Braun in the locker room. Braun says he does not like Roman and he knows Roman doesn’t like him. Tonight, they slaughter Dolph and Drew. Then Roman will have 20 days to figure out how he will lose the title. Roman says on Day 21 you will wake up and realize that you are not champion.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Eight: Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler versus Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns
Roman says he will start while Dolph starts for his team. Dolph with a kick to the midsection and then Roman with an uppercut. Dolph with a side head lock. Roman with a flying clothesline and Roman with a punch to Drew on the apron. Roman clotheslines Dolph over the top rope to the floor. Roman goes to the floor and hits the Drive By on Dolph. Roman sends Dolph back into the ring and Drew with a boot to Roman before he can return to the ring.
Dolph with a hesitation DDT for a near fall. Drew tags in and he punches Roman. Drew tells Braun that he is next. Drew stomps on the hand and then he tags Dolph back in. Dolph with a punch and kick. Dolph with a sleeper on Roman. Roman gets back to his feet and Dolph with a drop kick to keep Roman from making the tag. Dolph gets a near fall. Drew tags in and kicks Roman. Drew with a suplex for a near fall. Drew with kicks and a front face lock. Dolph tags back in and he kicks Roman. Dolph with a punch and leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Dolph with a sleeper and body scissors.
Roman gets to his feet but Ziggler adds more pressure on the sleeper to get Roman back to his knees. Roman backs Ziggler into the turnbuckles to get out of the hold. Roman sends Ziggler over the top rope to the floor but Roman falls to the mat. Ziggler runs into a boot and both men are down again. Drew tags in but he stops Roman from making the tag. Roman with a kick and Drew grabs Roman by the hair. Drew with a waist lock and overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Drew with a boot to the head and Dolph tags in.
Roman with a Superman Punch and both men are down. Braun and Drew tag in. Braun stands on the apron. Dolph and Drew attack Roman even though Braun is the legal man.
The referee calls for the bell.
Winners: Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns (by disqualification)
After the match, Roman stands over Roman while Drew and Dolph stand confused.
Braun tells Roman he is not finished with him and Braun with a head butt to Roman. Braun tosses Roman into the turnbuckles. Drew punches Roman and Dolph with a super kick.
Dean Ambrose’s music plays and he is attacked by Strowman, McIntyre, and Ziggler. Drew with the Claymore while Dolph hits the Zig Zag.
Seth Rollins’ music plays and he makes his way to the ring. Rollins is sent to the mat and then Strowman with a running power slam to Rollins. Strowman picks up Ambrose and hits a running power slam.
Drew tells Braun he has it and he picks up Roman and gives him to Strowman for a power slam.
We go to credits.