Event: RAW Tapings
Venue: The O2, London
Source: Chris Pugh
Pre-show notes… lots of Ric Flair “Woooo’s”, Matt Hardy “DELETE’s”, New Day Rocks claps, Enzo Amore chants and “Lets Go Roman, Roman Sucks”. Filling up nicely but slowly. WrestleMania recap video plays to get the crowd hyped.
Main Event… Aleister Black def. Curt Hawkins
Ringcrew into change the ringover for Cruiserweight action!
Main Event… Noam Dar def. Gran Metalik
RAW opens with WWE Intercontinental Champion, Dean Ambrose backstage on the phone to RAW GM, Kurt Angle, Ambrose hangs up and then heads to the ring and announces that Kurt won’t be here tonight, but he’s been names acting GM in his absense, AWWWEEEEESSSOOOMMMMEEE… out comes The Miz & Maryse and he announces that Stephanie McMahon has named him as Co-GM for the night. Out comes Braun Strowman just as Ambrose and Miz De about to shake hands, he talks about getting what he wants and taking out Roman Reigns bit he’s not finished with Reigns, Braun turns his attentions to WWE Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar and is interupted by Kalisto and he wants a match with Braun. Ambrose announced that it will be Braun versus Kalisto later in the show, but up first it will be The Miz against… Finn Balor!
Finn Balor def. The Miz
Finish came when, Miz pushed Balor into the referee and then demanded the referee disqualify and the referee did, Ambrose then came out restarted the match and banned Maryse from ringside, Balor then throw Miz back im the ring and finished him off.
WWE RAW Women’s Champion, Alexa Bliss and Nia Jax backstage segment. Nia wants a shot at the title, Bliss backs down as its Kurt Angle that makes the matches, Nia says so until Angle does make the match it looks like Alexa has a new best friend, as Mickie James was making her way out for the match she stopped and brought out Bayley to be in her corner to counter any interference from Nia Jax.
WWE RAW Women’s Champion, Alexa Bliss def. Mickie James
Post match, Mickie was attacked by Alexa, Bayley made the save and then chased Alexa backstage, Nia Jax then attacked Mickie before leaving.
Backstage, Ambrose and Miz argued about the show and Miz made Ambrose versus Bray Wyatt for later in the show.
Backstage Samoe Joe interview where he apeaks about Seth Rollins. Rollins then attacks joe and referees and officials have to seperate them.
Braun Strowman Vs Kalisto
Just as the match gets underway, Roman Reigns music hits ans here comes the big dog! Theee superman punches take down Strowman and then they brawl around the ringside area. Reigns hits Strowman several times with a chair in the arm and Strowman leaves throgh the crowd and the fans reign down the boo’s on Reigns.
The Golden Truth talk backstage about shocking the world!
#1 Contenders Tag Team Turmoil match
Sheamus & Cesaro eliminated Enzo Amore & Big Cass by submission
Sheamus & Cesaro elimimated Heath Slater & Rhyno
Sheamus & Cesaro eliminated The Club (Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson)
Sheamus & Cesaro def. The Golden Truth (Goldust & R-Truth)
Following the match, Sheamus & Cesaro countinued to attack The Golden Truth until WWE RAW Tag Team Champions, The Hardy Boyz made the save!
Seth Rollins def. Samoa Joe
During the match, a turnbuckle became exposed and Joe rammed Rollins head into the exposed steel causing the disqualification. After the match, Joe applied the Conquina Clutch.
Rope change time must mean its time for more Cruiserweight action!
WWE Cruiserweight Champion, Neville comes out and he’ll be on commentary
TJP def. Jack Gallagher
TJP used a handful of shorts to get the win, TJP then locked on a submission hold after the match until an injured Austin Aries makes the save, Neville leaves the commentary table and has a staredown with Aries and Gallagher as TJP stands by his side.
Sasha Banks def. Alicia Fox
The Miz & Maryse have made their way out and joined the commentary team.
Next week on RAW it will be WWE Intercontinental Champion, Dean Ambrose versus The Miz with the title on the line.
Bray Wyatt def. WWE Intercontinental Champion, Dean Ambrose
During the match, Miz and Maryse left the commentary table to come to ringside and try and distract Ambrose and stole the WWE IC belt and Ambrose hit a suicide dive out of the ring on to the Miz, the action then spilled to the outside and with the referee distract Miz hit Ambrose with the belt, when Ambrose finally got back in the ring Wyatt was able to hit Sister Abagail and get the win. Miz then attacked Ambrose again and ran down Ambrose and the UK!
WWE Intercontinental Championship match
The Miz def. Champion, Dean Ambrose by disqualification
Folloing the match, Ambrose gave Miz three dirty deeds to send the crowd home happy.