WWE Raw Results – May 21, 2018
Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw. Kurt Angle makes his way to the ring. Kurt welcomes everyone to Raw and he says Raw has been on a roll lately. He says Ronda Rousey is in the building. She will have her first title match at Money in the Bank against Nia Jax. Tonight, he will be presiding over the contract signing. There will be a Fatal Four Way Qualifying Match for the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match . . .
Stephanie McMahon’s music interrupts and she makes her way to the ring. Stephanie says they have talked many times and after what happened at Wrestlemania, it is all water under the bridge. You are forgiven. Stephanie says she is a leader and a businessperson who will do what is best for business. Stephanie says she has forgiven everything. With her guidance, Kurt can do so much . . . well a little bit better. She says that Kurt has done a phenomenal job since Wrestlemania. She says Kurt needs to listen to her so she will be the one presiding over the contract signing.
Kurt says he could use more room for guidance. Stephanie says that Kurt has let his emotions get in the way with Roman Reigns. You have given him too much lattitude.
Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring. Roman says if you are going to say something about him, say it to him.
Stephanie says she does not understand Roman’s new attitude with the aggression in his voice. You were the Big Dog and the leader. If you are going to let you Samoan temper get in the way, you might want to look for another line of work.
Roman tells Stephanie that she should watch her tone because he can go to the back and use his Samoan temper to destroy her favorite superstars.
Stephanie says she does not play favorites. She does what is best for business. She is a leader. She manages multiple revenue streams. She does not play favorites. That is beneath her.
Roman mentions Stephanie’s favorite revenue stream . . . Brock Lesnar.
Stephanie says she has taken Roman’s concerns to her father and they have heard every word.
Roman tells her to cut the corporate crap and look into his eyes and speak the truth. You don’t want him near the Universal Title or Money in the Bank Match.
Stephanie reminds Roman that he lost his qualifying match. If you want to take it up with someone, take it up with Jinder Mahal.
Roman says that he already did.
Kevin Owens makes his way to the stage.
Kevin says he feels in debt to Roman because Jinder was not able to compete in his match last week and Kevin grabbed that chance for the Money in the Bank Match. Kevin says winning Money in the Bank is what is best for business. Kevin says he will tell Roman how people feel about him. Kevin says he is willing to tell everyone how he feels about Roman Reigns. Kevin says he likes Roman. He tells the people to stop with the stupid chants and chant ‘Thank You Roman’.
Kevin says as much as he likes Roman, he disagrees with Roman when he said that Stephanie plays favorites. Kevin says he had issues with her father and brother, but she still made Kevin the cornerstone of Raw. It is because she knows talent when she sees it.
Stephanie tells Kevin not to touch her. Stephanie says that he will let Roman work off some of that temper and she is going to let him face Kevin Owens.
We go to commercial.
Match Number One: Roman Reigns versus Kevin Owens
The match is joined in progress and Roman with a clean break. Owens with a waist lock but Roman with a standing switch and Owens gets away from Roman. Owens with a side head lock. Roman with a side head lock and shoulder tackle that sends Owens to the floor. Roman with an uppercut and punches to Owens. He sends Kevin into the turnbuckles. Roman with punches. Owens with a chop that does nothing to Roman. Owens with a forearm but Roman with a forearm. Roman with punches in the corner and an uppercut.
Roman with a head butt and Irish whip. Roman runs into a boot and Owens goes to the turnbuckles. Roman with an uppercut and Owens goes to the floor. Roman goes to the apron and then to the floor. Roman walks into a chop and Roman with a punch to respond. Roman sends Owens back into the ring and Owens goes to the floor. Roman goes to the floor and he goes for the broad jump drop kick but Owens moves. Owens with a super kick and we go to commercial.
We are back and Owens goes to the turnbuckles and Roman with a punch to stop him. Roman with more punches while Owens is on the turnbuckles. Roman sets for a superplex but Owens with a punch and forearm to stop him. Roman goes to the mat. Roman runs into a back elbow and Roman with clotheslines. Roman with a flying clothesline. Roman with Neverending Story but he misses the running boot. Owens with a DDT for a near fall.
Owens sets for the pop up power bomb but Reigns holds on to the ropes and kicks Owens. Roman with a Samoan drop for a near fall. Roman sets for the Superman punch but Owens moves and gets a near fall with a rollup. Owens with a super kick and then he sets for a cannonball but Roman with a Superman punch. Roman can only get a near fall. Roman looks around and sets for the spear but Owens moves out of the way and goes to the floor. Roman with a spear on the floor.
Jinder Mahal attacks Roman from behind and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Roman Reigns (by disqualification)
Jinder sends Roman into the ringside barrier and apron. Mahal kicks Roman in the ring and punches Roman. Owens joins in and he works over Roman.
Seth Rollins’ music plays and he makes his way to the ring and he punches Mahal and Owens. Rollins punches Sunil as well as he continues to make the save for Roman.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Jinder Mahal and Kevin Owens versus Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins
Rollins with chops to Mahal as the match is joined in progress. Mahal with a shoulder tackle. Rollins with a drop kick. Rolilns with a pescado onto Mahal. Roman tags in and Seth with a forearm in the corner followed by a clothesline from Roman for a near fall. Roman with punches but Mahal with an elbow and Owens tags in. Owens kicks Roman. Mahal tags back in and he kicks Roman. Mahal with a reverse chin lock.
Mahal with an elbow to the top of the head and Mahal with a half nelson and chin lock. Mahal backs Roman into the corner and connects with shoulders while Owens is tagged in. Owens with punches. Owens with a reverse chin lock. Owens with a kick but Roman with a clothesline and both men are down. Mahal tries to interfere but he is sent to the floor by Roman. Mahal pulls Rollins off the apron as Seth tries to make the tag. Mahal sends Rollins into the ringside barrier while Owens hits a cannonball and gets a near fall.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Mahal with a chop and he sends Roman into the corner. Owens tags in and he punches Roman. Owens with a shoulder in the corner. Owens with punches to Roman as he taunts Rollins on the apron. Roman with punches but Owens with a drop toe hold. Owens with cross faces to Roman followed by a kick to the ribs and he gets a near fall. Owens with a rear chin lock into a reverse chin lock. Roman gets Owens on his shoudlers for a moment but Owens escapes. Reigns with a boot to the head and both men are down. Mahal and Rollins tag in and Rollins with a springboard clothesline to Mahal followed by an elbow.
Rollins with Slingblade and a clothesline that sends Mahal over the top rope to the floor. Owens grabs Rollins’ leg and Rollins with a kick to Owens. Rollins with a suicide dive onto OWens and then onto Mahal on the other side of the ring. Mahal runs into a boot and Rollins with a blockbuster for a near fall. Rollins sets for Black Out but Sunil distracts Rollins and Mahal with a gutbuster from a fireman’s carry position and Mahal gets a near fall.
Mahal sets for Khallas but Rollins with an enzuigiri. Owens tags in and Rollins with a flatline into the turnbuckles. Owens with a gutbuster as Rollins comes off the ropes. Owens with an elbow drop from the turnbuckles and Roman breaks up the cover. Roman with a Samoan drop to Mahal. Owens with a super kick to Roman. Owens blocks the V Trigger and Rollins escapes the pop up power bomb. Rollins goes for Black Out but misses. Rollins does not miss the second time and he gets the three count.
Winners: Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins
After the match, Mahal attacks Rollins from behind with a steel chair and then he does the same to Reigns. Mahal continues to attack Reigns with the chair. Referees come out and hold their arms to point to tell Jinder to go to the back. Mahal drives the top of the chair into Roman’s ribs one more time before going to the back.
We see highlights from Bobby Lashley’s interview that aired two weeks ago.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is official. Roman Reigns faces Jinder Mahal at Money in the Bank.
Sami Zayn makes his way to the ring as only Sami Zayn can.
Sami says we all saw that very special interview that Renee Young did with Bobby Lashley a few weeks ago that we now know is not completely accurate. Sami says he will expose Bobby and his lies. Sami says he has invited Bobby’s three very lovely and very honest sisters. He brings out Bobby’s sisters.
Sami thanks them for joining him tonight and he can see that trademark Lashley family resemblance.
Sami asks Cathy about the undying love that Lashley said for them. He asks her about the broom. Cathy says that Bobby always picked on her and she could not defend herself. She used the broom to swat that snarling menace away from her.
Sami asks Frances about the helmet. She says she carried it because Bobby would hit her in the top of the head as hard as he could. He made her cry until she could afford the helmet. Then he couldn’t thump her on the head.
Sami asks Jessica about the towel. She says that Bobby would hurt her feelings and he would make her feel so bad that she would cry. A tissue or Kleenex wouldn’t be enough. By the end of the night, the towel would be sopping wet.
Sami asks Cathy if it was a lie that he said he loved his sister. She says he doesn’t love them, he only loves himself.
Sami asks them how did their parents think about Bobby. Frances says they hated Bobby. They were ashamed of him and they had to ship him off to Reform School. Sami asks about how the community reacted to Bobby. Jessica says that Bobby was a brat and he would steal candy. Bobby was a thief. It got so bad that they would call the cops on him.
Sami says that Bobby Lashley is a liar and a thief. He is a bully.
Bobby Lashley makes his way to the ring to see his family.
Bobby says hello to his sisters. He says he cannot believe how Cathy is still single. He says that Jessica likes to be thrifty but her outfit looks great. Bobby says that Frances has something that so many people want to have, a big hairy mustache.
Bobby calls Sami a great friend and he thanks him for doing it..
Sami says Bobby would like it more if he Helluva Kicked him in the face and threw him out of the ring like a piece of garbage. That is what your family thinks of you, you are garbage.
Sami tries to leave the ring but Bobby stops him. Bobby’s sisters attack Bobby and hold Bobby for Sami. Sami punches Bobby. Bobby punches Sami and then he punches Frances and clotheslines Jessica and Cathy. Bobby grabs the helmet and puts it on Frances’ head and punches her. Bobby sends Cathy over the top rope to the floor. Lashley kicks Jessica in the midsection and then grabs the towel and whips her. Lashley with a spinebuster to Jessica. Bobby puts the broom between Cathy’s legs and lifts her up and throws her over the top rope to the floor.
We take a look back at the challenge that Nia Jax made to Ronda Rousey last week in New York.
We are back and Alexa Bliss is in the interview area. Renee asks her about her match against Ember and how Ember has pinned her before. Alexa asks if Renee brought her out to talk about ancient history. Rome was sacked by the Visigoths but if it was a fair fight, the Romans would have won. Ember’s Raw debut was no different, she did not know who she was and she could not prepare for her. Alexa says she will win tonight.
Match Number Three: Ember Moon versus Alexa Bliss (with Mickie James)
They lock up and Ember with an arm bar but Alexa pulls Ember to the mat and then she stomps on Ember’s head. Ember kips up while Alexa poses. Ember with a running cross body for a near fall. Alexa goes to the floor and Mickie checks on her. Ember with a baseball slide and Alexa misses a clothesline. Ember with a head scissors but Ember is sent shoulder first into the ringside barrier.
Alexa gets a near fall and then applies an arm bar. Alexa gets a near fall.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Bliss gets a near fall. Alexa with a knee drop to the arm and then she drops another knee onto the injured arm. Alexa kicks Ember in the shoulder and applies an arm bar. Alexa pulls Ember back to the mat. Alexa with a figure four arm bar. Ember gets a near fall and Ember with a forearm and side slam. Ember with kicks and knees followed by a drop kick. Alexa grabs the ring skirt and Alexa kicks Ember in the head. Mickie comes into the ring and the referee sends Mickie to the back.
Ember with a forearm to Mickie but Alexa with a rollup for a near fall. Alexa drives the injured arm into the ropes. Ember with a kick to Alexa from the apron and she goes up top for Eclipse and hits it for the three count.
Winner: Ember Moon
Stephanie McMahon is in her office and Finn Balor and Braun Strowman enter. Finn says they were looking for Kurt Angle. Stephanie says Kurt let her borrow the office tonight. Stephanie offers them some fruit and Braun takes some. Finn says they were looking for a rematch against Dolph and Drew.
Stephanie says they aren’t a tag team and in fact, they will be opponents at Money in the Bank. Stephanie says that Finn might have blamed Braun for them coming up short last week. Stephanie says that Finn will face Braun tonight.
Braun crushes the apple and he says he likes competition.
Match Number Four: Baron Corbin versus No Way Jose
Jose with punches but Corbin with an Irish whip. Corbin slides around the ring post and Jose with a baseball slide followed by a pescado. Corbin kicks Jose to the floor and Corbin with a clothesline off the apron. Corbin stomps on Jose on the floor. They return to the ring and he sends Jose shoulder first into the ring post. Corbin pushes Jose’s head into the ring post and then gets a near fall. Corbin with a half nelson and chin lock.
Jose with punches but Corbin with a knee. Jose sends Corbin shoulder first into the ring post. Jose with an elbow and punches. Jose with a boot to Corbin and clothesline. Jose with a flap jack out of a fireman’s carry for a near fall. Corbin goes for the choke breaker but Jose with a counter into a rollup for a near fall. Corbin with Deep Six and then he sets for End of Days and hits it for the three count.
Winner: Baron Corbin
Kurt Angle is trying to get cell reception and Chad Gable stops by. Chad says he was looking for Kurt in his office. Kurt says he likes it in the hallway because it is quiet. Kurt says that he would have loved to have replaced Jinder with Chad last week, but management had other plans.
Chad says when he gets that opportunity . . .
Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler show up and Dolph tells Kurt he loves what he has done with the place. Drew reminds Kurt that they beat Finn Balor and Braun Strowman and they would love to do it again, but that decision is above Kurt’s pay grade.
Chad says that Drew and Dolph seem special. Drew says they are.
Dolph says that he doesn’t just sit around for a hand out. Chad says he isn’t waiting, why not do it now.
Kurt says that it will be settled in the ring tonight.
Tyler says that changing your name and getting hideous shirts do not make you better than them. Fandango says he likes the shirts. Breeze says they will prove that they are the only B Team.
Match Number Five: Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas versus Tyler Breeze and Fandango
Axel and Breeze start things off and Axel gets a near fall. They lock up again and Breeze with a take down and he gets a near fall. Axel goes to the floor and Bo talks to him. Bo tags in and Breeze with a drop toe hold and cover for a near fall. Fandango tags in and he goes up top and connects with a forearm to the arm. Fandango with punches and he gets a near fall. Bo goes for a sunset flip and Fandango stays on his feet. Axel tags in and they hit a belly-to-back suplex and neck breaker for the three count.
Winners: Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas
After the match, Bo and Curtis go to the announce table to celebrate with Corey, but not with Coach or Cole.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Stephanie McMahon is in the ring with the official contract signing table, chairs, and carpet.
Stephanie says the WWE Universe is still in stunned disbelief at the challenge heard round the world. Nia Jax will defend the WWE Raw Women’s Title against one of the top box office draws, Ronda Rousey. It does not happen until they sign the contract.
Ronda says that Nia challenged her for the title.
Stephanie asks why did Nia challenge her? Was it to make a name at Ronda’s expense? Ronda has never been in a singles match in WWE. You are ripe for the picking. You come from a world of bantamweights and flyweights. There are no weight divisions. Nia is bigger, stronger, and more powerful than you. Stephanie says that NIa knows that Ronda doesn’t like to lose so if she wins, then Ronda will tuck tail and leave.
Stephanie says that Ronda knows it took you 15 or 20 minutes to beat Alexa when she is so much smaller than Alexa. Why did it take so long to get where you are? Is it because you are lazy? If you are lazy, how long will it take Ronda to get you in that arm bar? That is if Ronda can put that arm bar on you. Can she physically do that?
Nia says Ronda cannot apply the arm bar. Nia says she is sick of hearing talk about being lazy. She will make a name for herself when she beats Ronda at Money in the Bank.
Nia signs the contract and then Ronda signs it.
Ronda pulls the table aside and takes the mic. She says she is happy that Nia came out. That’s okay and she offers her hand. Nia shakes it and Ronda says she is going to take your title. Ronda says that she will take Nia’s title and her arm.
Match Number Six: Chad Gable versus Dolph Ziggler (with Drew McIntyre)
The match is joined in progress and Gable with a waist lock into a wrist lock. Gable with an arm drag and waist lock. Gable with a drop toe hold into a front face lock. Ziggler tries to escape but Gable holds on. ZIggler gets to the ropes and Gable breaks. Ziggler goes for the leg but Gable gets a near fall. Gable with a waist lock but Ziggler with an elbow and drop kick for a near fall.
Ziggler runs his boot laces across the face and then he applies a reverse chin lock. Ziggler with a leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Ziggler with a chin lock. Gable punches Ziggler and takes Ziggler down and gets a near fall with a rollup. Gable with a jackknife cover for a near fall. Ziggler with a kick to the knee. Ziggler with a waist lock and Gable lands on his feet. Ziggler blocks a German suplex attempt and hits a neck breaker.
Ziggler runs into an elbow and Gable with a thrust kick. Gable with a rollup for a near fall. Ziggler is sent into the turnbuckles and Gable with a German suplex for a near fall. Gable grabs the leg and the referee tells Gable to release the hold. Ziggler with a head butt and super kick for the three count.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
After the match, Drew picks up Gable and hits a Claymore.
Match Number Seven: Natalya versus Dana Brooke versus Sarah Logan versus Liv Morgan in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
Liv kicks Natalya and Sarah goes after Dana. Liv sends Natalya to the mat and Sarah with a forearm in the corner. Dana with forearms and kicks to Sarah. Liv with a face plant off the turnbuckles for a near fall on Natalya. Dana with a forearm from the apron on Sarah. Sarah takes Dana down and Natalya with a suplex on Sarah for a near fall. Liv with an Irish whip to Natalya and Natalya with a slingshot atomic drop followed by a drop kick. Natalya gets a near fall on Liv. Sarah gets a near fall on Natalya. Dana with a handspring elbow to Natalya but Liv with an enzuigiri to Dana.
Sarah and Liv are in the ring together and they look at the briefcase and they decide to do nothing to each other. They laugh and kick Natalya and pull her into the center of the ring. Sarah holds Natalya and Liv kicks her. Sarah kicks Natalya while Liv holds her. Dana pulls Liv to the floor and each with clotheslines and they go down. Natalya with clotheslines to Sarah and follows with a side Russian leg sweep. Ruby distracts Natalya and Sarah gets a near fall. Sarah sends Dana shoulder first into the ring post.
Natalya with a discus clothesline to Sarah and she applies the Sharpshooter, forcing Sarah to tap out.
Winner: Natalya (qualifies for Money in the Bank)
After the match, Natalya is asked about her experience. She says her experience helps her and she has Ronda Rousey as her training partner. After Money in the Bank, Ronda will be the Raw Women’s Champion and Natalya says she will be Ms. Money in the Bank.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Elias is in the ring.
He says from the moment he arrived on Raw, the WWE stock has risen 150%. It is trading at an all time high. There is no such thing as coincidence. It comes down to one fact. The entire world knows that WWE stands for Walk With Elias.
Elias mentions what he saw last week in Europe and how much of a let down it is to be in a dump like Albany.
Match Number Eight: Bobby Roode versus Elias
Elias attacks Roode before the bell rings and he kicks Roode in the corner. Elias with more kicks after the referee holds him back.
Roode tells the referee to start the match and he throws his robe at Elias and punches him. Roode with a punch and chop. He sends Elias into the turnbuckles and chops and punches him. Elias with an Irish whip but Roode with a clothesline out of the corner. Roode clotheslines Elias over the top rope as we go to commercial.
We are back and Elias with an elbow. Elias with a knee drop and he gets a near fall. Elias with a suplex and he gets a near fall. Elias with a Cobra Clutch on Roode and he keeps Roode on the mat. Roode tries to get to his feet and Roode with punches and a chop. Elias with a knee. Roode with a back elbow and clothesline. Roode with a running forearm and clothesline into the corner. Roode goes for the neck breaker but Elias avoids it. Roode with a spinebuster for a near fall.
Roode sets for the GLORIOUS DDT and he kicks Elias. Elias with a back body drop and he gets a near fall. Roode with a boot when Elias charges into the corner. Roode leaps over Elias but hits a neck breaker. Roode goes up top and Elias hits Roode to crotch him. Elias with Drift Away for the three count.
Braun Strowman with a shoulder tackle to Elias as he comes out to the ring for his match.
We are back and next week Jinder Mahal will face Seth Rollins for the Intercontinental Title. We will also have a Last Chance Gauntlet for the final Raw spot in the Women’s Money in the Bank match.
Match Number Nine: Braun Strowman versus Finn Balor
Balor avoids Strowman and kicks him in the back of the leg. Balor with more kicks to the leg and Braun sends Balor to the mat. Strowman with a knee and head butt. Strowman with a forearm across the chest. Strowman with a hard Irish whip. Strowman with a head butt and another Irish whip but Balor with a drop kick when Strowman charges into the corner. Balor with another drop kick to the knees. Strowman with a clothesline for a near fall.
Strowman kicks Balor in the ribs and Balor goes to the floor. Strowman kicks Balor and then punches him in the midsection. Strowman with a cross face. Balor is sent into the turnbuckles but he gets a boot up when Strowman charges. Balor with another boot to Strowman. Balor with an enzuigiri from the apron and then he chops Braun. Braun looks at Balor and head butts him. Braun with a boot to the head and he gets a near fall.
Strowman charges at Balor but Balor drops down and Strowman goes over the top rope to the floor. Balor with a baseball slide to Strowman. Braun blocks a kick and sends Balor face first into the apron. Braun with a forearm across the chest. Balor with a chop and Braun with a punch. Braun goes to the floor and he goes for his running shoulder tackle but Balor knows it is coming and he hits Slingblade. Balor with a running drop kick that sends Braun over the ringside barrier and into the crowd.
Braun gets up and he grabs Balor. Balor with an enzuigiri. Balor goes back into the ring to break the referee’s count and then he goes to the apron and hits a double stomp to the back. Balor with a double stomp off the ringside barrier. The referee starts his count while Braun struggles to get back to his feet. Strowman gets back into the ring at nine. Balor runs into a shoulder tackle. Braun goes for a shoulder into the corner but Balor moves and then Balor with a running drop kick to the head. Balor goes to the turnbuckles but Strowman grabs Balor by the throat.
Strowman with a power slam and the straps are down. Strowman picks up Balor and sets for the running power slam and hits it for the three count.
Winner: Braun Strowman
After the match, Braun picks up Balor and puts Balor in the corner.