A new episode of Monday Night Raw just finished airing live on the USA Network. Here’s what happened:
10:59 – Big Cass defeats Big Show via disqualification. The match ends this way because Enzo Amore attacks Big Show during the match.
10:56 – Enzo Amore enters. He says that Big Cass has done some terrible things and that he’s a fraud. Enzo also says that he’s not just out here writing checks he can’t cash because he has a friend: Big Show. Big Show enters, ready for his match against Big Cass.
10:49 – Backstage, Big Cass says that Big Show can’t teach him a lesson in respect; after all, Big Show must not have any respect for himself because he always hangs out with Enzo Amore, Cass says.
10:39 – Bayley defeats Nia Jax by count out. Alexa Bliss tries to interfere and attack Bayley, but Bayley sees it coming and takes Bliss out. Bayley also dodges an attack from Nia Jax so that Jax ends up running straight into the steel steps; while she’s recovering on the ground, she gets counted out.
10:35 – Backstage, Seth Rollins thanks Dean Ambrose for his help tonight. Ambrose says he only came out because Rollins put him in a position where he’d look like a jerk if he didn’t help. He says that next time, Rollins shouldn’t put himself in a position where he needs Ambrose’s help. Ambrose also suggests that Rollins would not have done the same for him.
10:26 – Backstage, Alexa Bliss expresses excitement that Bayley will be her opponent at SummerSlam. This is the same Bayley, after all, who she already beat at Payback and Extreme Rules. She also says that tonight Bayley is going to get massacred in her match against Nia Jax.
10:17 – Elias defeats Kalisto.
10:14 – Elias Samson (who is now just being called Elias) sings a song insulting Pittsburgh when Kalisto enters and interrupts him.
10:09 – Backstage, Enzo Amore approaches Big Show. He apologizes for getting him involved in this whole feud with Big Cass. Show says it’s fine and that this is a matter of teaching Cass respect.
9:47 – Roman Reigns defeats Samoa Joe and Braun Strowman in a triple threat match. The match ends when Roman Reigns spears Samoa Joe and pins him.
9:43 – Braun Strowman in a pre-taped video says that tonight, he will reduce Samoa Joe and Roman Reigns to whimpering piles of bones.
9:33 – Bray Wyatt enters. He says that there is no escape for Finn Balor. He also says that he sees Finn Balor for who he really is: the putrid shell of a man who never was.
Suddenly, the lights go off, and Finn Balor appears in the ring (not as The Demon King, though). He attacks Bray Wyatt and forces Wyatt to retreat.
9:10 – Seth Rollins defeats Sheamus. After the match, Cesaro runs in and helps Sheamus attack Seth Rollins. As they’re attacking him, Dean Ambrose runs out and attacks Cesaro and Sheamus. However, they take Ambrose out too. The beat down lasts several minutes, with Rollins and Ambrose both getting up for more only to get destroyed again. Cesaro and Sheamus ultimately walk out victorious, holding up the Raw Tag Team Championship.
9:05 – In a pre-taped video, Roman Reigns that no matter how tough Samoa Joe and Braun Strowman talk, The Big Dog is still here.
8:55 – The Miz hosts an episode of Miz TV with special guest Jason Jordan. Jordan says that the past few weeks have been emotional. Miz points out that some people have been booing Jordan, and Jordan says that Miz would know all about that. Miz says that some people are wondering why Jordan is getting all these new opportunities. He then offers Jordan an opportunity to join the Miztourage. Jordan says no. Jordan also says that he told Kurt Angle he doesn’t want any preferential treatment. Miz insults Kurt Angle, saying that he’s a washed up loser, and Jordan tells Miz that if he says another word about Kurt, he’ll regret it. The two begin to brawl, with Jordan throwing Miz into Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel.
8:41 – Akira Tozawa, Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann defeat Ariya Daivari, TJ Perkins and Tony Nese.
8:38 – Backstage, Cesaro and Sheamus mock Seth Rollins, saying that Dean Ambrose was his last chance at success. Rollins snaps, saying he wants to face one of these men in the ring tonight. Sheamus volunteers.
8:33 – Backstage, Dean Ambrose says that he and Seth Rollins looked pretty good working together last week. However, when asked if this will lead to a Shield reunion, Ambrose says that he got burned by Rollins once and won’t let it happen again.
8:20 – The Hardy Boyz defeat Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson.
8:04 – Kurt Angle enters. He’s excited to be back in his home town of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He announces that tonight there will be a match between Big Cass and Big Show. Also, The Miz will interview Jason Jordan in a Miz TV segment. Finally, there will be a triple threat between Braun Strowman, Roman Reigns and Samoa Joe. Angle goes on to say that today is the anniversary of the day he won a gold medal. He says he wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the fans, so he wants to thank them.
Angle is about to leave when Brock Lesnar enters. Paul Heyman says that he figured out what Kurt Angle is doing: he wants to take the Universal Championship off Brock Lesnar, which is why he booked him in a fatal four-way at SummerSlam. Heyman says that if Brock Lesnar loses the championship at SummerSlam, he’s leaving the WWE.
8:00 – The show opens with a recap of Kurt Angle announcing that Braun Strowman, Roman Reigns and Samoa Joe will face off in a fatal four-way against Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam.