The latest episode of Monday Night RAW aired on the USA Network. Here’s what’s happened:
11:00 – Braun Strowman wins. He scoops Owens up and hits the powerslam on the ladder to get the pin. The episode ends with Strowman celebrating his victory.
10:45 – Strowman rushes Owens and crushes him in the corner as soon as the bell rings. He pushes away Balor and Roode with ease. After a vicious spat between all four contenders, Roode slams a ladder into Braun’s back. He teams up with Balor and Owens send Strowman through the table they’ve set up in the ring. They briefly put him out of commission, so that they can fight amongst themselves. Roode gets a leg up on Balor and Owens, but Strowman recovers.
Bobby Roode vs. Braun Strowman vs. Finn Balor vs. Kevin Owens
10:30 -Zayn claims he did the course earlier in 1:30 without even trying. Lashley comes out and agrees to run the course. Lashley runs the course in less than 45 seconds, but as he climbs down the rope, Zayn attacks him from behind. He mocks Lashley as several referees come to break up the fight.
10:25 -Renee Young brings out Sami Zayn for an obstacle course. Zayn again accuses Bobby Lashley of not actually being in the Army and challenges him to run the obstacle course faster than him.
10:20 – No Way Jose wins. He manages to recover from Hawkins’ sneak attack and puts the finishing move on him for a quick victory.
10:15 – No Way Jose heads to the ring to face Curt Hawkins. It looks like Hawkins won’t show up at first, so the referee starts to count him out. Hawkins then reveals that he’s disguised as one of the dancers and runs into to attack Jose.
10:09 – Rousey takes off her coat like she’s ready for a fight and Jax tries to hit her. Rousey manages to get Jax in an armbar and makes her tap out to be let go. That said, the person who gets the upper hand leading into a PPV usually loses, so this exchange might not bode well for Rousey in the long run.
10:03 – Ronda Rousey meets Nia Jax in the ring for a promo segment. Jax says that WWE is different from MMA and that’s why she’ll win at Money in the Bank. Rousey fires back by saying that she’s going to rip Jax’s arm off.
9:53 – Ruby Riott wins. She drives Bayley into the post and hits her with a Riott Kick.
9:45 – Riott takes command early on, hitting Bayley in the back of the head and taking her to the corner. They trade blows in the corner until Riott nails a back elbow to knock Bayley down. The match again shifts, and Bayley climbs to the top turnbuckle for the flying elbow, but Riott avoids it.
Bayley vs. Ruby Riott
9:39 – Bayley makes her way to the ring for her match against Ruby Riott, who is walking backstage with the Riott Squad.
9:35 – Bobby Roode is staring into a mirror backstage when Kevin Owens walks up. He says that Roode is lucky to be standing after Braun Strowman pummeled him last week. Owens tells Roode that none of them can beat Strowman themselves, and that they need to stop him.
9:32 – Back from commercial break, Rollins notices Elias’ new guitar in the corner. Elias begs him to leave it alone, and Rollins acts as though he’s going to lay it down gently. He ends up stomping on the guitar while Elias watches from the ramp.
9:26 – Elias starts to sing a song, but stops to show off his guitar, which he says John Mayer gave to him with the Intercontinental Champion title painted on the front. Seth Rollins finally shows up and sends Elias out of the ring with a backdrop. He grabs the microphone and calls Elias a coward.
9:22 – Elias is in the ring after the commercial break. He tells the crowd that he will become the Intercontinental Champion and gets the crowd to chant his signature catchphrase.
9:18 – Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt appear on the stage after the match to tell The B-Team that they have no chance at beating them for the title.
9:14 – The B-Team wins. They take out Slater and Rhyno in a matter of a few minutes.
9:12 – Slater starts off strong against with a series of brutal punches, but he gets slammed down quickly. Rhyno and Slater try to recover but The B-Team ends up hitting their finisher for the pin and the win.
The B-Team vs. Heath Slater and Rhyno
9:03 – Roman Reigns wins. He decimates Singh without much effort.
9:00 – Back from commercial, and Roman Reigns comes out into the ring. Mahal continues to taunt him, and reveals that Reigns will actually be fighting Sunil Singh, who looks worried. Unsurprisingly, Reigns takes control of the match right away.
Roman Reigns vs. Jinder Mahal (and Sunil Singh)
8:56 – Jinder Mahal comes out and delivers a speech about how he plans to defeat Roman Reigns both tonight and during their singles match at Money in the Bank.
8:50 – Ziggler and McIntyre give a promo after the match. They put everyone in the tag team division on notice, and they promise to save the division by taking everyone out.
8:48 – Ziggler and McIntyre win. The duo take Breezango down with combined finishers.
8:43 – Ziggler starts things off by slamming Breeze’s head into the turnbuckle. He handles Prince Pretty with equal efficiency, pummeling him into the mat. McIntyre gets tagged in and continues to dominate. Ziggler gets tagged back in and he powerbombs Breeze onto Fandango in spectacular fashion.
Breezango vs. Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre
8:40 – Kevin Owens walks up to Finn Balor in the locker room and offers him some olives in lieu. Balor takes the bowl from him and tells him to get to it. Owens says they need a plan for their match, and says that they should take the angle of being former Universal Champions who never got the rematch they deserve.
8:35 – Natalya wins. After Banks and Moon take each other out, Natalya puts Bliss into the Sharpshooter and gets the submission win.
8:15 – Alexa Bliss starts things off by kicking Natalya in the stomach. She manages to take out Sasha Banks and Ember Moon as well, but the latter recovers and hits a fallaway slam. All four women sqaure off once more, and this time, it Natalya and Bliss who get taken out of the ring. Natalya recovers just in time to get leveled by Moon with a suicide dive.
Alexa Bliss vs. Ember Moon vs. Natalya vs. Sasha Banks
8:08 – Angle says that he’d like it if the Money in the Bank contracts were won by RAW wrestlers, and Corbin says McMahon will be disappointed if they don’t. Alex Bliss chimes in to say that she’ll fight through the injury she sustained last week and win the contract for the women’s ladder match. Everyone starts bantering again until Bruan Strowman yells out, telling everyone that they’re gonna get “These Hands” on Sunday.
8:05 – Kurt Angle comes out and starts talking about how this upcoming Money in the Bank will be one of the most grueling in WWE history. Before Angle is done talking, Baron Corbin’s music starts playing and Corbin walks out sporting a shaved head and a suit. He reminds us that Stephanie McMahon made him the sheriff of Monday Night RAW.
8:00 – The show opens with both male and female contenders for the Money in the Bank contenders already in the ring. They are standing atop ladders and bantering with each other which of them will be victorious at the PPV event.