WWE Raw Results – July 30, 2018
Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw. Brock Lesnar is in the back with Paul Heyman. We go to the ring where Roman Reigns makes his way to say something.
Roman says every time he comes down here the energy and noise is so loud so he has to give Miami a shout out. If we are giving shout outs, he has to give one to Bob. After going to war with him a few times, he respects Bobby Lashley. That is a lot more than he can say about Brock Lesnar because he has zero respect for that fool. He never shows up and never has time to be here, but he has time to be at the UFC. He has the time to get in the octagon and get in Daniel Cormier’s face.
Roman says that Brock is here and he won’t come into his house and get in his face.
Paul Heyman appears on the stage and he introduces himself. Paul says his client has authorized him to give Roman his appreciation for Roman’s victory over Bobby Lashley to face him at SummerSlam. Paul says the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. That is why Paul says that Roman should be in a padded cell, not in the main event for the Universal Title at SummerSlam. You can go on and on and on and on and on about spearing Brock through the cage and that you are the Uncrowned Champion. Paul says this is not a prediction, it is a spoiler. At SummerSlam, Brock Lesnar will put down the Big Dog and go on to UFC and become a two sport champion.
Roman tells Paul to shut up. He says we are here to see Brock Lesnar, so bring him out.
Paul says his client, Brock Lesnar, is here right now in Miami, Florida and he is sitting in the comfort of his locker room and he will come out when he feels like it and if he feels like coming out. Paul tells Roman that at SummerSlam, Brock Lesnar will do . . .
Roman asks ‘will what?’ What will Brock do? Will he show up to SummerSlam. Roman says if Brock shows up at SummerSlam. Roman says he will send him back to the UFC but he won’t be going back as the Beast, he will be going back as Roman Reigns’ bitch.
We see Seth Rollins in the locker room and he prepares for his match against Drew McIntyre.
Ronda Rousey is smiling in the back as she talks to her friend Natalya as Natalya gets ready for her match against Alicia Fox.
Match Number One: Finn Balor versus Baron Corbin
They lock up and Corbin backs Balor into the turnbuckles. Corbin pushes Balor on the break and Balor with a forearm. Corbin throws Balor to the floor and Balor returns to the ring and connects with forearms. Corbin sends Balor to the floor again. Balor with forearms and a side head lock. Corbin with forearms and a back elbow to send Balor to the mat. Balor is put on the turnbuckles and Corbin with a forearm. Balor with forearms and a missile drop kick to send Corbin to the floor. Balor goes to the floor and hits a running forearm. Corbin sends Balor back into the ring and then Balor kicks and punches Corbin.
Corbin sends Balor into the turnbuckles and then he does it again. Balor goes to the apron when Corbin charges into the corner. Balor with a forearm and he tries to send Corbin into the turnbuckles. Corbin clotheslines Balor off the apron as we go to commercial.
We are back and Corbin with a hard Irish whip and then Corbin with a half nelson and chin lock. Balor gets to his feet and he punches Corbin but Corbin sends Balor into the corner. Corbin does the turn around the ring post and hits a clothesline. Corbin with a rear chin lock and he connects with a knee when Balor tries to escape. Balor with a drop kick that sends Corbin to the floor. Corbin punches Balor and pulls him to the floor and connects with a back drop driver onto the apron. Balor lands on his feet on a power bomb attempt and Balor with a take down and double stomp.
Balor chops Corbin as he goes around the ring. Corbin with an Irish whip but Balor floats over. Balor runs into boots from Corbin but Balor with an enzuigiri to send Corbin to the floor. Balor with a plancha onto Corbin as we go to commercial.
We are back and Corbin returns to the half nelson and chin lock. Corbin grabs Balor by the throat but Balor with a rollup for a near fall. Balor with Slingblade and then Balor charges at Corbin and Corbin hits a choke breaker for a near fall. Balor with a DDT and he goes to the apron and hits an enzuigiri. Balor goes up top for the Coup de Grace but Corbin rolls away. Balor lands on his feet and Corbin hits Deep Six but Balor kicks out.
Corbin with a splash into the corner and he hits a second one. Corbin sets for a third but Balor moves and Corbin goes around the post but Balor knows what is coming and he hits a baseball slide. Balor with a running drop kick that sends Corbin into the ringside barrier. Balor with a drop kick that sends Corbin into the turnbuckles and Balor goes up top for Coup de Grace and misses it when Corbin moves. Corbin with End of Days for the three count.
Winner: Baron Corbin
After the match, the Constable is not finished Constabling. Balor fights back but Corbin sends Balor to the floor and then he puts Balor’s head against the ringside barrier and Corbin with punches.
Paul Heyman is walking in the back and he wants a new phone.
Kurt Angle stops Paul and he wants to know what the deal is because Brock has contractual obligations.
Paul says that his client fulfilled his contractual obligations by walking into this arena. Paul says if you want more from his client, then you can go and talk to him. Paul says this is not his problem, it is Kurt’s.
Kurt says that this is Paul’s problem because he controls Paul’s contract. Kurt says if Brock is not in the ring tonight, Paul’s contract is terminated.
Paul wants to know if Kurt is serious and Kurt says he is.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look back at last week’s announcement about Evolution.
Alicia Fox is getting ready in the back and Alexa Bliss stops by. Alexa tells Fox that her best friend, Mickie James was injured last week so she hand picked Alicia to face Natalya tonight. Now that the rookie is out of detention, she will be in Nattie’s corner. Alexa says that she will take care of Ronda. Alexa mentions that Alicia is one of the trailblazers in the women’s division. With Evolution around the corner, this is her chance to secure her legacy.
Alicia says that she will hurt Natalya so badly that her cats will scream.
Match Number Two: Natalya (with Ronda Rousey) versus Alicia Fox (with Alexa Bliss)
They lock up and Natalya with a side head lock take down. Alicia with a head scissors and Natalya escapes. Natalya with a shoulder tackle and rollup for a near fall. Alicia with a sunset flip for a near fall. Natalya goes for the Sharpshooter but Alicia gets to the ropes and then goes to the floor. Natalya goes to the apron and then Alicia pulls Natalya off the apron and in the ring skirt. Fox with kicks to Natalya. Alicia gets a near fall.
Alicia with a kick to the hamstring followed by a leg wringer. Alicia with a reverse chin lock. Alicia sends Natalya to the mat and kicks her in the ribs. Alicia with a forearm to the back and she applies an abdominal stretch type move. Natalya with a hip toss but Alicia with a clothesline. Natalya kicks Alicia and then Natalya blocks a kick and sends Alicia face first into the mat. Natalya runs over the back and hits a drop kick followed by a discus clothesline for a near fall. Alicia with a cross body for a near fall. Alicia with a Northern Lights suplex for a near fall.
Alicia kicks at Ronda and Ronda gets on the apron. The referee is distracted and Alexa punches Natalya and Alicia with a boot to the head for the three count.
Winner: Alicia Fox
After the match, Ronda takes off her jacket and chases Alexa into the ring. Ronda with a judo throw to Alexa and then Alicia goes after Ronda. Ronda with a swinging Olympic Slam. Ronda keeps Alexa in the ringside area. Alicia hits Ronda from behind and sends her into the ringside barrier a few times.
Brock is reading a new magazine while Paul tries to convince Brock to go to the ring. Paul says to think about the t-shirt sales and the money in his pocket. It will mean more subscriptions and increase his importance at SummerSlam. Paul tells Brock he can talk about him becoming a two time UFC champion. Paul says Miami will give Brock Lesnar the conquering hero’s welcome that only he deserves.
Brock says Paul does not know how much Paul is getting under his skin. Brock says he does not care about the people and he does not care about being here. Brock asks Paul to get him a steak, medium well with a baked potato and some steamed broccoli.
Elias is ready to play as we go to commercial.
We are back and Ronda Rousey says that she is sick of Alexa and she wants a fight. She does not want to wait for SummerSlam.
Kurt tells Ronda that she will face Alicia Fox next week on Raw.
Ronda thanks Kurt and says it is great to be back.
Elias is still in the ring.
Elias wants to know Who Wants to Walk with Elias. Elias says he is changing people’s lives. Elias says he beat out some of the top musical acts with his album. He says it is because WWE stands for Walk With Elias. Elias says he could have gone higher on the charts, but he was interrupted by Bobby Lashley. He must have been in a hurry to embarrass himself and lose to Roman Reigns. Elias tells the people to calm down because this is a city that worships Pitbull and the Rock.
Bobby Lashley interrupts Elias.
Elias wants Bobby’s music stopped as Bobby makes his way to the ring oblivious to Elias’ presence.
Bobby says he is a big fan and since he heard Elias say his name, he wanted a front row seat to listen to what he has to say.
Elias says he can see right through Bobby. He knows Bobby does not want to Walk with Elias, he wants to sing with Elias.
Bobby says he fights, he does not sing. Elias says for one night, Bobby is going to sing with Elias. He says he will keep it slow and simple, just like Bobby so he can keep up.
Elias hits Bobby with the guitar and then he kicks Bobby. Elias kicks Bobby but Bobby punches Elias. Bobby with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Elias goes to the floor and heads to the back.
Baron Corbin walks in the back and Kevin Owens congratulates Baron for wiping the smile off Finn Balor’s face. Kevin says that Baron is now his son’s favorite wrestler. He wears a vest around the house. Baron says he is here to inspire.
Kevin says this Brock situation is concerning to him. He says Kurt is worried about Stephanie’s authority. Kevin says that Braun could cash in his briefcase if Brock goes to the ring and it would keep him from getting his shot at the briefcase. Baron says that it is Kurt’s problem and the briefcase is Braun’s until Kevin gets his chance at SummerSlam.
We see what happened last week between Braun Strowman and Jinder Mahal.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Braun Strowman (with Money in the Bank Briefcase) versus Jinder Mahal (with Sunil Singh)
Mahal wants Braun to feel the Shanti but Braun wants him to feels these hands. They lock up and Braun sends Jinder to the mat. Kevin Owens shows up at ringside and he has the Money in the Bank briefcase. Strowman punches Mahal and then Strowman goes to the floor to block Owens’ escape. The referee makes his count and Braun chases Owens and Owens tosses the briefcase to Sunil and Strowman destroys Sunil. Braun takes his briefcase as he chases Owens up the ramp as the referee makes his ten count.
Winner: Jinder Mahal (by count out)
After the match, Mahal leaves the ring before Strowman returns because he knows his life will be in danger.
Baron Corbin gives Kurt a phone and it is Stephanie. Kurt says that the people would be disappointed but Stephanie does not care. They need to protect the main event and Kurt tells Stephanie to enjoy the rest of the show.
We go to commercial.
We are back and people are talking in the locker room and Mojo Rawley enters. He calls everyone chumps and he says he has been running through the locker room. Mojo says he is calling everyone out. He showed Tyler Breeze and No Way Jose. Mojo says he left Zack Ryder in catering.
Bobby Roode enters and he applauds Mojo. He says it was a fantastic speech and since you want to talk and no one else wants to listen to Mojo. He asks Mojo if he has a problem.
Mojo asks Bobby what will he do if he does. Will he catchphrase him into submission?
Roode with a double leg take down and then officials make their way into the locker room to separate them.
Rezar says that Titus Worldwide needs to know that they were given the chance to turn the page on the Final Chapter. Akam says your book will be slammed shut tonight.
Match Number Four: Apollo Crews (with Dana Brooke and Titus O’Neil) versus Akam (with Rezar)
Akam with a double leg take down and they lock up. Akam with an overhead belly-to-belly throw followed by a biel. Akam with a reverse chin lock and Crews with a jaw breaker. Crews with a sunset flip and kick followed by a thrust kick and boot to the temple. Crews with a flying clothesline. Crews with an enzuigiri and standing moonsault for a near fall. Akam misses a splash into the corner and Crews with a rollup for the three count.
Winner: Apollo Crews
We go to commercial.
Match Number Five: Drew McIntyre (with Dolph Ziggler) versus Seth Rollins
They lock up and Drew with kicks and punches in the corner. Drew with punches and an Irish whip but Seth floats over and chops and punches Drew. Seth with a cross body but Drew catches Seth and hits a suplex. Seth rolls to the apron and Drew looks under the ring but Seth kicks Drew away. Seth with a suicide dive but Drew catches Seth and hits a spinebuster into the ringside barrier. Drew catapults Seth’s throat into the ring frame.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Rollins with a drop kick to knock Drew off the apron. Rollins with a suicide dive and then he hits a second one. Seth pulls up the ring skirt and he sends Drew into the ring frame. They return to the ring and Seth with a running forearm into the corner and then he goes for a suplex but Drew blocks it. Seth with a knee to block a suplex. Rollins with a Falcon Arrow for a near fall.
Rollins with a thrust kick but Drew with a spinebuster and a near fall. Drew sets for the Future Shock DDT but Rollins escapes and misses an enzuigiri. Drew picks up Rollins for a power bomb but Drew with a rana to counter. Rollins with two super kicks and Drew is down. Seth goes up top but Drew chops Rollins. Drew sets for a super Air Raid Crash and he hits it. Drew gets a near fall. Drew with a running back elbow and then he sets for the wheelbarrow gourdbuster but Rollins counters and gets a near fall.
Rollins with Black Out and Ziggler attacks Rollins and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Seth Rollins (by disqualification)
Rollins fights back and he clotheslines Ziggler over the top rope to the floor and hits a suicide dive.
We take a look back at what has happened tonight with Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman’s future.
Kurt Angle and Baron Corbin enter Roman’s dressing room and Kurt tells Roman that Stephanie McMahon told Kurt to have Roman removed from the building.
Roman does not care but Kurt says Roman will lose his title match if he does not comply. Roman wants to know when will this stop? He says he understands the pressures on Kurt but Kurt has been in his shoes. Roman says he knows how everyone is putting pressure on Kurt. Roman says he is not a yes man.
Baron calls for some officers to remove Roman from the building.
Roman leaves the room and gives Kurt a disapproving frown. He sees Baron laugh at him so Roman punches Baron.
We go to commercial.
Charly Caruso is in the ring and she brings out the Raw Tag Team Champions, The B Team.
She brings up the winning streak for the B Team and asks them about their success.
Bo tells Charles that the B stands for Dream and they have to pinch themselves to prove that this is real. Curtis says he doesn’t not want to wake up from this dream. Bo thanks everyone for the support of their B Teammates.
Charly brings up the former Tag Team Champions, Bray Wyatt and Matt Hardy.
Curtis says they were applauded by them and then Bray and Matt laid them out. What is wrong with those guys. Bo calls them sore losers. Curtis says they aren’t scared so they want them to come out and confront them.
Bray and Matt show up in the ring.
Bo and Curtis are scared about the recent developments.
Matt says that their success is a cosmic anomaly. You have displaced the balance of the universe and it is up to them to fix space and time. Bray says you talk about your dreams like they are real. Dreams are fleeting. They cannot be touched, but nightmares. Those are real. They are made up of your insecurities and your subconscious fears. They are your nightmares manifested. Matt says they will haunt you until you are deleted.
The Revival make their way to the ring.
Scott tell Matt and Bray that he does not understand what you just said. He asks how are these four delusional buffoons on the top of the tag team division. Dash says they are the team that defeated Bobby Lashley and Roman Reigns. Scott tells Matt and Bray to step aside and let a couple of real top guys handle business and get the job done.
Bo says they will be happy to step aside because you want to be speaking to Matt and Bray.
Bray pushes Bo into Scott and then The Revival brawl with Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Six: Bray Wyatt and Matt Hardy versus Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder
The match is joined in progress and Matt sends Dash into the turnbuckles many times. Bray tags in and they hit a double back body drop. Bray with a crab walk and a shoulder tackle. Bray with a head butt to Wilder and Matt gets a near fall. Wilder with elbows and Dawson tags in. Dash with a double leg take down and Dawson with a leg drop to the back of the neck. Scott with a short arm clothesline for a near fall. Dawson with a reverse chin lock. Wilder tags in and he rolls into a reverse chin lock.
Dash sends Matt to the mat and gets a near fall. Matt with punches and a jaw breaker. Dawson tags in and he stops Matt from making the tag. Matt with a Side Effect and both men are down. Wilder and Wyatt tag in and Wyatt with a clothesline and strikes. Wyatt punches Dawson off the apron. Wyatt with a running back elbow. Dawson goes up top and Wyatt catches him but Wilder stops Wyatt. Dawson drop kicks Wyatt and Matt sends Dawson to the floor.
Dawson sends Wyatt into the ringside barrier. Wyatt with a chop to Wilder. Wyatt sets for Sister Abigail but Wilder grabs the hair and hits Bray in the throat. Dawson tags in and they hit Shatter Machine for the count of three.
Winners: Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder
Renee Young is in the back with Seth Rollins. Renee asks Seth about having to deal with two men on his own. Seth says it is taxing but what Dolph and Drew don’t understand is that there is no quit in him. He will do what it takes to win back his Intercontinental Title at SummerSlam.
Dolph and Drew attack Seth in the interview area and then they are told to leave.
Match Number Seven: Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan versus Bayley and Sasha Banks
Bayley and Sarah start things off and Sarah with a waist lock take down. Logan with an arm bar. Bayley with a drop toe hold and she sends Sarah into the turnbuckles. Sasha tags in and they send Sarah into the turnbuckles. Sasha with a double knee strike for a near fall. Sasha with an arm bar. Sasha with a forearm and then she hits an arm drag off the ropes followed by a drop kick for a near fall. Sasha with a front face lock and Bayley tags in and gets a rollup for a near fall.
Sarah with forearms and Bayley with a hot shot into the turnbuckles. Bayley with a knee in the corner and Sasha with running knees on the apron.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Logan with a cobra clutch while we see Sasha being worked on during the commercial break. Liv tags in and hits a bulldog for a near fall. Liv with a reverse chin lock. Sasha with a rollup for a near fall. Liv with a double sledge to the back but Sasha sends Liv into the middle rope and Bayley tags in and sends Liv into the ropes and hits a cutter. Bayley with punches and then she hits a running knee to the head. Bayley knocks Sarah off the apron and then Bayley with a shoulder into the corner followed by a back elbow. Liv gets her knees up to stop Bayley.
Bayley with a forearm to Liv on the turnbuckles. Sasha tags in and Bayley with a Frankensteiner and Sasha with Meteora for a near fall when Logan breaks up the cover. Bayley sends Logan to the floor. Sasha with a lungblower and Bayley with a belly-to-belly suplex for the three count.
Winners: Sasha Banks and Bayley
We return to Brock’s locker room and Paul re-enters and tries to convince Brock to come out and say hello and good-bye to Miami before they go to get dinner. Paul asks what can go wrong since Roman has been removed from the arena.
Brock asks if Paul got his money.
Paul tells Brock that he has a contract with Brock, but he mentions his WWE contract and if he tells Brock if Brock does not go to the ring tonight, Kurt will fire him. Paul asks Brock to go to the ring for a minute, if for no other reason than because you are his friend.
Brock tells Paul to get something straight. We aren’t friends, you work for him. Brock says he does not work for Paul. Brock wants to know how long has Brock been leeching off him. Brock tells Paul to go out there and do his job.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Kurt Angle makes his way to the ring with Baron Corbin.
Kurt reminds Paul of the ultimatum to bring out Brock Lesnar by the end of the show. He reminds Paul that he has already kicked Roman out of the building. Kurt reminds Paul to produce Brock or this is his last night on Raw.
Paul Heyman comes out and he looks defeated. Paul does his introduction in a very low key manner as he approaches the ring. The crowd starts serenading Paul, anticipating that he will not produce his client.
Paul says that his client, Brock Lesnar, is not coming out tonight.
Kurt says this is enough. Kurt says a real champion shows up. He defends his title at all costs and goes the extra mile for the WWE Universe. He does things for charities and the community. Brock does none of that. Brock is the worst Universal Champion of all time.
Paul says he is not going to argue with Kurt. He is the worst Universal Champion of all time. Paul says he tried to rehabilitate him. He tried to mold him as a WWE Entertainer. Brock does not respect anyone. Paul says he tried to mold Brock in Kurt’s image. Paul says that Brock won’t listen to him. Paul says he should not be penalized, it should be Brock who gets punished.
Kurt says Paul is full of crap.
Paul says he tried all night long. Brock does not care about any of you. Paul says he respects Kurt and thinks the world of him. Paul says he would like to have a better working relationship with Kurt.
Kurt says that Paul’s contract is terminated.
Paul holds on to Kurt’s leg to beg for mercy and Brock Lesnar’s music plays and he makes his way to the stage. Brock makes his way to the ring.
Brock asks Kurt if he has a problem with him. He asks Corbin if he has a problem with him. Brock gives Kurt an F-5.
Corbin leaves the ring before Brock does anything to him.
Paul thanks Brock and gives him back the Universal Title.
Brock grabs Paul by the face and he tells Paul to look at that. Paul tells Brock that he cannot breathe.