WWE Raw Results – June 25, 2018
Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw.
We are in San Diego, California and your announcers are Michael Cole, Jonathan Coachman, and Corey Graves. Kurt Angle and Baron Corbin are in the ring as we start this week’s show.
Baron is angry that he was not introduced with Kurt Angle and then he complains that he was introduced as ‘accompanying’ Kurt Angle so he has JoJo correct that error.
Kurt says that after receiving a call last week, he came out to announce that the winner of the multiman match at Extreme Rules would face Brock Lesnar. Then Paul Heyman posted rumors about Brock’s next title defense.
Before Kurt can finish, he is interrupted by Roman Reigns, who makes his way to the ring.
Roman tells Kurt not to mind him. He wants to hear what Kurt has to say, face to face.
Before Kurt can finish his response to Roman about Brock, Bobby Lashley’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring.
Bobby says he deserves to hear this as much as Roman. Bobby reminds Roman that Kurt put him in that match at Extreme Rules as well. Bobby reminds Roman that he had three years of chances to beat Brock Lesnar and you have only proven that you cannot beat Brock. Bobby tells Roman it is time to move on.
Roman asks if he should move along like Bobby did ten years ago. Roman points out that Bob was in the main event of Wrestlemania about ten years ago and you walked out. You quit because you wanted to be a star in MMA and how did that work out. Roman asks Bob what has he done lately and Roman tells Bob he has done nothing. Roman points out that he has main evented Wrestlemania four years in a row. He is here every week, and he will make it five years in a row. Before you run your mouth, check his resume.
Bobby tells Roman not to downplay his resume. Bobby says he is the one with legit tools to beat Brock. He will prove it at Extreme Rules against how many people Kurt wants to put against him, including Roman.
Kurt says there will not be a multiman match at Extreme Rules. Brock pulled out of the deal. That match is off the table at this time.
Bobby wants to know what Kurt means by ‘off the table’.
Roman says Brock does what he wants when the money is right. Brock does not respect anyone. Brock does not give a . . . .
Kurt tells Roman he knows how he feels.
Bobby says maybe if Brock had an opponent who was legit, unlike you Roman. Maybe Brock is sick of your face, like the fans. Bobby says that Brock would come back if he had a real opponent standing across the ring from him.
Roman says it looks like Bob and him don’t have a match at Extreme Rules, so why not do it right here and right now?
Kurt says they can have a match at Extreme Rules, and he will take it under advisement. Kurt says he will not deal with this any more tonight because he has others to deal with.
The Revival come out and Scott says that it looks like the same old thing. The top guys get another chance.
Dash says they were wrong about last week, but they won’t be wrong now. Scott and Dash ask Kurt to make the call.
Baron tells everyone to get this party started. Kurt calls for a referee.
Match Number One: Bobby Lashley and Roman Reigns versus Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder
WIlder and Dawson go after Reigns and Lashley as the bell rings and Bobby and Roman with back body drops and clotheslines to send Dawson and Wilder over the top rope to the floor. Roman sends Dawson into the ring and he connects with a head butt. Lashley tags in and Bobby with a back elbow while Roman punches Dawson. Wilder hits Roman from behind and Lashley with a clothesline to Wilder. Dawson with a hot shot to Lashley and then he kicks Lashley. Dawson chops Bobby in the corner and punches him. Wilder tags in and Dawson sends Wilder onto Lashley with a leg drop on an atomic drop set up.
Lashley with elbows but Dawson punches Lashley from the apron and tags in. Dawson with a snap mare and body scissors with a chin lock. Dawson with a front face lock but Wilder tags in and they hit a double suplex on Lashley and Wilder gets a near fall. Lashley with a flatline. Dawson tags in and Roman tags in as well. Roman with clotheslines and then he hits a flying clothesline. Roman with Neverending Story and an uppercut. Roman takes care of Wilder as well. Roman prepares to punch the mat to set up for the Superman punch and Wilder pulls him to the floor. Roman with the Drive By on Dawson and Wilder as we go to commercial.
We are back and Wilder with a snap mare and reverse chin lock.Roman with a snap mare and Dawson tags in and sends Roman to the apron. Dawson with kicks and punches. Dawson distracts Lashley and the referee to allow Wilder to hit Roman on the apron. Roman with a boot and Wilder tags in and stops Roman from making the tag. Wilder with kicks in the corner. Wilder with a Cobra Clutch and he sends Roman to the mat. Dawson tags in and he drops a knee on Roman’s head and then he kicks Roman. Dawson with a front face lock but Roman with a head butt. Dawson with a kick. Roman with an Irish whip that sends Dawson awkwardly into the turnbuckles and Roman with a Samoan Drop.
Wilder and Lashley tag in and Lashley with a clothesline and elbow to Wilder followed by an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. He hits one on Dawson. Lashley with clotheslines to Wilder and Dawson followed by a shoulder to Wilder in the turnbuckles. Lashley with a spinebuster to Dawson and he follows with a delayed vertical suplex to Wilder. Lashley sets for the spear but Roman makes the tag and he hits a Superman punch. Roman looks around for the spear and Lashley tries to make the tag but Roman moves out of the way. Roman sends Wilder into Lashley. Roman with a spear to Dawson but Wilder is the legal man and he rolls up Roman for the three count.
Winners: Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder
After the match, Bob and Roman have some words. Bob tells Roman to let him finish. Bob tells Roman this is what they got. When he tags, let him finish.
Matt Hardy appears and he tells B Team if imitation is sincerest form of flattery, last week was WONDERFUL. He says the last time his vessel saw that type of performance it was in the Globe Theatre with William Shakespeare. Bray says your eyes tell a true story and it says glory breeds confidence. You have become so fixated on your prize that you are heading straight into the Lion’s Den. Matt says the B Team does not know what they have gotten themselves into.
We are back and Alexa Bliss makes her way to the ring with Mickie James.
We see a video package about the Ronda Rousey and Alexa Bliss situation.
Mickie introduces Alexa. Mickie says that Alexa deserved that introduction after what that maniac did last week. Alexa mentions the 30 day suspension for Ronda. Mickie says she cannot believe that Alexa is out here. Mickie asks Alexa if she is okay. Alexa says she is glad that Kurt sees Ronda’s true colors. She proved to be the most entitled spoiled brat on the planet. Alexa reminds everyone that what she did at Money in the Bank was legal.
Mickie says it may go down as the greatest cash in. Alexa thanks everyone for commenting on how great the win was. Alexa says she is rewarded by having to face the bully Nia Jax in three weeks, but who knows how her arm will be after what Ronda did. Nia is still laid up in physical therapy and Ronda is suspended. Alexa reminds us that she is in the ring and she is the champion. For as long as she has known NIa, Alexa says Nia has painted herself as the victim every time. Nia thinks she is the hero in her stories.
Alexa says the different girl in school overcame the popular girl, but that is Hollywood. Alexa says this is the real world and she is the hero. Alexa says she overcame every obstacle and beat seven other women at Money in the Bank and then she overcame Nia and Ronda.
Natalya’s music plays and she makes her way to the stage.
She says the countdown is on. Twenty-three days until her friend and training partner . . . Ronda Rousey comes back to deal with you.
Alexa acts afraid and she says that she is impressed that Natalya and Ronda can count backward from 30. Alexa mentions that Natalya interrupted her vacation with the Total Divas cast to interrupt her. She mentions that Natalya posts her whole life on social media. She thanks Nattie for nothing and tells her buh-bye.
Natalya says she had a talk with Kurt Angle and they have a match tonight.
Natalya says she did not come back alone.
Match Number Four: Natalya (with Nia Jax) versus Alexa Bliss (with Mickie James) in a Non Title Match
The match is joined in progress and Alexa with a body scissors. We see footage of Alexa sending Natalya into the ringside barrier during the commercial break. Natalya with punches but Alexa with a guillotine. Natalya sets for the Sharpshooter but Alexa is able to get the ring skirt. The referee fixes the ring and Alexa kicks Natalya in the leg and gets a near fall. Alexa returns to the body scissors. Natalya picks up Alexa and hits a Michinoku Driver.
Natalya misses a discus clothesline and Alexa with a take down and handspring knee drop for a near fall. Alexa gets a series of near falls. Natalya with clotheslines and a suplex. Natalya with a side Russian leg sweep and then she runs over Alexa’s back but Mickie distracts Natalya and Alexa gets a near fall with a rollup. Alexa punches Natalya and Nia trips Alexa. Natalya with a discus clothesline and then she applies the Sharpshooter and Alexa taps out.
Winner: Natalya (Alexa still Champion)
We go to Seth Rollins in the interview area. He is asked about his mindset going into his rematch. Seth says he made an open challenge last week and he lost the title to Dolph Ziggler. He says he has had seven days to let that loss drive him. He has dedicated himself to being better. Seth says Dolph will see a Seth Rollins he has never seen. Drew McIntyre will have the best seat in the house when he beats Drew’s little buddy and gets his title back.
We see Jinder Mahal and Sunil Singh in the middle of a photo shoot and the Riott Squad stop by to take some photos and destroy the camera.
Jinder and Sunil chant ‘Shanti’ and the Riott Squad isn’t sure what to make of that.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Five: Sasha Banks, Bayley, and Ember Moon versus Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan, and Liv Morgan
Bayley and Sarah start things off and Bayley with a kick and Ember tags in. Sasha tags in and hits a double knee drop. Ember tags in and gets a near fall with a rollup. Sarah backs Ember into the corner and Liv tags in. Ember misses a clothesline while Liv does a matrix move. Ember with an elbow and kick. Ember with a sliding flatline and Liv goes to the floor. Bayley and Sasha with drop kicks to Ruby and Sarah. Ember with a suicide dive onto Sarah and Liv.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Ruby with a cravate on Ember. Ruby with an STO for a near fall. Ruby knocks Bayley off the apron and she pie faces Sasha. The referee deals with Sasha while Sarah and Liv attack Ember. Ember escapes a slam attempt. Sasha tags in and clotheslines Ruby. Sasha knocks Sarah and Liv off the apron. Sasha with a knee to Ruby followed by a double knee strike in the corner. Ruby moves and Sasha hits the turnbuckles. Ruby gets a near fall. Sarah sends Bayley to the floor and Ember pulls Sarah to the floor and hits a rolling elbow. Liv with a head scissors to Ember.
Sasha with a jackknife cover for a near fall. Sasha knocks Liv off the apron and Ruby with an inside cradle for the three count.
Winners: Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, and Sarah Logan
After the match, Bayley attacks Sasha and then she connects with a kick in the corner. Bayley with forearms. Bayley picks up Sasha and gives her an elbow to the head and then she sends Sasha into the middle turnbuckle. Bayley sends Sasha into the ring steps. Bayley sends Sasha into the ring steps again.
Kurt Angle talks to a referee about the Bayley and Sasha situation. Kurt wants to talk to Bayley.
Kevin Owens enters the area and he tells Kurt he can’t tag with Braun. Kevin says that monster doesn’t want to be his friend. He tries to run him over every time and then he threw him off a 20, 30, 40 foot ladder.
Kurt says he is not torturing Kevin because Braun seemed genuine. Kurt says this could be the start of a beautiful relationship.
Mojo Rawley comes out and asks if Jose wants a rematch. He says he is embarrassed to be out here. You have to earn the right to walk down a WWE ramp and step inside a ring. They haven’t earned that right. You haven’t earned that right either.
Mojo comments on some of the people in the conga line. He asks Todd if he knows he is dressed like a cheeseburger. Is this how you are going to make your mother proud? Is this how you are going to impress the WWE brass to get a contract? Mojo tells Todd this moment, this very second. This is the closest you are going to get to be a WWE Superstar. This is the pinnacle of your entire existence. To answer your question if you will ever be a WWE superstar, the answer is no. To answer your answer Jose if you are going to get a rematch, the answer is No.
Mojo punches Jose on the floor and he walks away.
Bayley says she can explain this but Kurt won’t hear any of that. He tells Bayley she will have mandatory counseling next week or she is fired. Bayley asks about Sasha and Kurt points out that Sasha is in the trainer’s room.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a video package showing all of the damage Braun Strowman has inflicted on his tag team partner tonight over the last few weeks.
Match Number Six: Braun Strowman and Kevin Owens versus Finn Balor and Baron Corbin
Balor and Owens start things off but Corbin tags himself in. Owens with a side head lock and shoulder tackle but Corbin stays on his feet. Owens with a side head lock but Corbin with a shoulder tackle. Owens with punches in the corner and he goes to the turnbuckles but Corbin with an uppercut. Balor tags in and Balor goes to the turnbuckles for a double sledge to the arm. Corbin tags himself back in and Owens with a kick and chops to Corbin. Corbin goes for the chokebreaker but Owens escapes and tags in Strowman.
They lock up and go to a stalemate. Corbin with a forearm to the back. Corbin with a kick and forearm. Strowman with a palm thrust and punch. Strowman wants Owens to tag in and he tells him as only Strowman can do. Balor tags back in. Owens with a kick on a test of strength. Owens with kicks. Owens with a punch to Balor and then he knocks Corbin off the apron. Owens kicks Corbin and Strowman and Owens send Corbin into the turnbuckles. Strowman punches Corbin in the midsection. Owens with a cannonball to Corbin while Strowman hits a splash on Balor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Balor with an arm bar on Owens. We see Balor hitting a double stomp during the commercial break. Balor keeps Owens from making the tag. Balor with an elevated elbow drop for a near fall. Corbin tags in and he runs into an elbow. Corbin slides around the ring post and Strowman tags in. Strowman with a shoulder tackle and forearm across the chest. Strowman with a splash and then he runs into a boot. Balor tags in and Strowman pulls him into the ring and Strowman with a forearm across the chest. Corbin is clotheslined over the top rope to the floor.
Strowman goes to the floor and he knocks over Balor with a shoulder tackle and he does the same to Corbin. Strowman tells Owens to do a lap. Owens tags in and he knocks over Balor with a shoulder tackle but he runs into a clothesline from Corbin. Strowman pulls Corbin off the apron and sends him into the ringside barrier. Strowman tries to hit Corbin with a shoulder tackle and Strowman hits the ring post when Corbin moves. Balor with slingblade and then he sets for the running drop kick but Corbin tags in. Balor with an enzuigiri to knock Corbin off the apron. Balor sends Owens to the floor and then Corbin pulls Balor to the floor. Corbin and Balor fight up the ramp.
The referee makes his count and he gets to ten.
Winners: Braun Strowman and Kevin Owens (by countout)
After the match, Owens wants Strowman to shake his hand but Strowman won’t do it so Kevin goes up the ramp.
Strowman takes his briefcase and goes up the ramp.
We cut to the back and we see Kevin Owens go into an office.
Braun wants to know where Kevin went and a concessions worker doesn’t know where he went or who he is.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Kevin looks to see if the coast is clear. Owens has his bag and he asks for security to accompany him and watch out for that maniac. Kevin says he has it as he leaves the building. Kevin goes to the valet and he asks for his keys. The valet says he does not have Kevin’s keys. The valet says “HE” has them. We see Braun toss Kevin his keys and tells him he hopes he has insurance because ‘there is your car’ and we see it turned over on its hood.
Thankfully, there is someone with a fire extinguisher (probably from under the ring) to put out the fire.
Match Number Seven: Seth Rollins versus Dolph Ziggler (with Drew McIntyre) for the WWE Intercontinental Title
Rollins with a drop kick as the bell rings and he kicks Ziggler. Ziggler goes to the floor. Ziggler returns to the ring and he goes for the leg but Rollins with a waist lock. Ziggler gets into the ropes and Rollins with a clean break. They go for a test of strength but Ziggler with a kick and punch. Rollins blocks a punch and he punches and chops Ziggler. Rollins with a snap mare and rollup for a near fall. Rollins with an arm drag into an arm bar.
Ziggler puts Rollins in the ropes and he gives a clean break for a moment until Ziggler connects with an elbow. Ziggler sends Rollins into the turnbuckles. Ziggler with punches in the corner followed by a snap mare and leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Ziggler with a side head lock. Ziggler with a side head lock take down. Ziggler holds on to the side head lock when Rollins tries to send him off the ropes. Ziggler with a side head lock take down.
Rollins with punches but Ziggler sends Rollins to the mat and then he takes Rollins down with another side head lock take down. Rollins gets back to his feet and Rollins with a hip toss and drop kick. Ziggler goes to the floor. Drew gets between Rollins and Ziggler. Rollins sees Ziggler trying for the sneak attack and Rollins with a punch and then he sends Ziggler into the apron and ringside barrier.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Ziggler kicks Rollins in the knee. We see footage from the commercial break when Rollins got distracted by McIntyre and Dolph knocked Rollins off the apron and into the ringside barrier. Ziggler with a snap mare and leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Ziggler with a reverse chin lock and body scissors. Rollins with a hard Irish whip and both men are down. Ziggler back body drops Rollins over the top rope to the floor and Rollins lands on his wrist and appears to have injured it. Ziggler with a near fall. Ziggler with a front face lock and punch.
Ziggler with a punch. Rollins with a kick and he goes for a suplex but Ziggler lands on his feet and applies a sleeper. Rollins goes for a belly-to-back suplex and Ziggler lands on his feet and Dolph goes back to the sleeper. Rollins backs Ziggler into the corner and then snap mares Ziggler to escape. Both men go for a cross body and both men are down. Rollins with chops but Ziggler with an Irish whip. Rollins gets his feet up when Ziggler charges into the corner. Rollins with slingblade and then he clotheslines Ziggler over the top rope to the floor. Rollins sets for a suicide dive but McIntyre hits Rollins in the back as Rollins comes off the ropes.
Ziggler with a Northern Lariat to Rollins and the referee tells Drew to get back into his spot but then he sends Drew to the back. ZIggler argues with the referee and Rollins with a rollup but the referee deals with McIntyre and does not make the count. Rollins sends McIntyre to the floor and hits an enzuigiri on Ziggler. Rollins with a suicide dive onto Ziggler and Drew. Rollins sends Dolph back into the ring and Rollins goes up top. Ziggler hits the ropes and it crotches Rollins. Dolph gets a near fall as we go to commercial.
We are back and Rollins with a V Trigger and both men are down. Rollins rolls onto Ziggler to make a cover but Ziggler gets his foot on the rope to stop the count. Ziggler rolls to the apron and Rollins follows. Rollins sets for a power bomb on the apron but Ziggler gets back to his feet and he sends Rollins to the floor. Ziggler with a hesitation DDT on the apron. Rollins gets back into the ring before the referee can get to ten so the match continues.
Ziggler sets for a super kick but Rollins blocks it and he hits a buckle bomb. Rollins with a super kick for a near fall. Rollins goes up top and Ziggler climbs the turnbuckles but Rollins with a head butt. Ziggler with a punch and they fight on the turnbuckles. Rollins with a head butt to send Ziggler to the mat. Rollins goes up top and hits a frog splash for a near fall. Rollins sets for a curb stomp and he hits a thrust kick. Ziggler goes for a Zig Zag but Rollins holds the ropes. Rollins and Ziggler with rollups for near falls. Ziggler with a Zig Zag for a near fall.
Ziggler puts Rollins on the turnbuckles and sets for a superplex but Rollins blocks it. Rollins with a superplex and he rolls through into a Falcon Arrow for a near fall when Drew McIntyre pulls out the referee and then he attacks Rollins.
The referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Seth Rollins (by disqualification) [Ziggler retains title]
Drew attacks Rollins and then he picks up Rollins for Ziggler.
Roman Reigns’ music plays and he makes his way to the ring and Drew and Dolph stand in the ring to wait for Roman. Ziggler leaves the ring and Roman spears Ziggler.
Roman punches Drew and Drew with a head butt but Roman with a Superman punch.
Thanks for watching along and we will see you next time.