The latest episode of Monday Night RAW is currently airing on the USA Network. Here’s what’s happened so far:
- 11:20 – Strowman wins. He powerslams Balor. Afterwards, the Shield engage in combat with the Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre. The latter demolish the Shield and reign victorious as the episode ends.
11:15 – Balor gets a few shots in, bur Strowman dropkicks through the ropes and narrowly pins him with a two-count. He gets Balor in a pinfall.
Braun Strowman vs Finn Balor
11:10 – Jinder Mahal and Bobby Lashley talk about meditation and eventually Lashley gets sidelined by Kevin Owens and powerbombed through to the floor.
11:00 – Boss and Hug Connection wins.
10:50 – Sasha Banks and Bayley attack Brooke and Moon and take command early on. They attempt to take down Moon with a fireman’s carry but her and Brooke bounce back and pin the former duo.
Boss and Hug Connection vs Dana Brooke and Ember Moon
10:40 – Michaels teases the upcoming match between Triple H and the Undertaker. The Undertaker then comes out and they talk about
10:30 – Authors of Pain win. After some footage of Natalya and Ronda Rousey chatting backstage, and Shawn Michaels walks to the ring.
- 10:20 – Authors of Pain instantly take control and lay waste to James and Thompson. They pin them within minutes.
Authors of Pain vs Jimmy James and Keith Thompson
10:00 – Ziggler and McIntyre win. The Authors of Pain come out before their match.
9:55 – The Revival administer a beating to Ziggler and McIntyre, but the powerful duo rebound and they lay a combination on the Revival for the pin.
Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre vs The Revival
9:35 – Natalya wins. Backstage, Baron Corbin preps to have Shawn Michaels comeback on stage before cutting to commercial.
9:25 – Natalya gets off to an aggressive start, and takes Bliss down with a a hammerlock for a near two-count. Natty manages to mount a comeback and get some Bliss in a viciousness armbar for the pin.
Alexa Bliss vs Natalya
9:00 – Roode & Gable win. Backstage, Elias is talking about his record with a man in a vest.
8:55 – Roode and Gable appear to be in the driver’s seat initially, but Konnor and Viktor hit back with a vengeance. Konnor cuts Roode off and tags Viktor back in as they put a few vicious kicks on him. Gable tags in and manages to turn things around with a big forearm and a massive dropkick. He finishes Konnor and lines up Viktor for the pin.
Bobby Roode & Chad Gable vs The Ascension
8:40 – Bella Twins win. Backstage, Baron Corbin is on the phone trying to calm Stephanie McMahon. Finn Balor then shows up and demands a rematch against Corbin tonight, and Baron tells him he doesn’t have time. Balor berates Corbin, who finally agrees to the rematch.
8:35 – The Bellas take control early and nearly pin Logan before she’s able to kick out and avoid a two-count. Liv Morgan tags in and kicks Brie for a two-count in control. After a head-spinning array of tag-ins, Bella eventually decimates Logan and Riott before Nikki takes care of Morgan.
Bella Twins vs The Riott Squad
8:15 – RAW general manager Baron Corbin joins everyone in the ring. A few harsh words are exchanged, and a brawl breaks out but the Shield are held back and Strowman, Ziggler and McIntyre are led away from them. Fans chant for them to fight.
8:10 – Strowman grabs the mic and says he has something he wants us to see again before he gets started. We get a video package showing Strowman, Ziggler and McIntyre taking out the Shield last week. McIntyre grabs the mic from him and says that they’re going to “feast” on the Shield. As he speaks, the music hits, and all three members of the Shield (Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins) walk out.
8:05 – The episode opens with Michael Cole welcoming the crowd. He’s joined by Corey Graves and Renee Young. Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre walk out to the ring as Strowman’s music plays.
The biggest story heading into tonight’s episode is that the Bella Twins will return to the ring as a tandem to face the Riott Squad. The latter team, made up of Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan & Sarah Logan have been on a roll as of late, but there’s no telling what the veteran Bellas have in store for their younger opponents. Their match is sure to be a highlight.
The match will also have major repercussions heading forward, as the Bella Twins plan to join forces with the RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey to face the Riott Squad in a Six-Woman Tag Team Match at WWE Evolution. Expect rivalries to develop tonight and expect Rousey to make an appearance.
WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels makes his return to Team Red tonight, and its likely that he’ll speak on the upcoming final battle between Triple H and The Undertaker at WWE Super Showdown on October 6. Michaels has a long history with superstars, serving as the Special Guest Referee at their End of an Era Hell in a Cell Match at WrestleMania XXVIII. Its possible that Michaels will take sides in the upcoming match, or at the very least, add a bit more tension to the proceedings.
Alexa Bliss will continue to formulate a plan for WWE Hell In a Cell. She’s contractually obligated to have a rematch against RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey, but judging by how quickly she lost to Rousey at WWE SummerSlam, its safe to say that she’s going to need some help this time around. Last week, Bliss seemed unexpectedly confident, and its possible that she, Alicia Fox and Mickie James are concocting a plan to take Rousey out and steal back the Women’s Championship title.
The Revival have defeated the B-Team on several occasions over the past few weeks, but tonight, Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder will finally get another chance to back up their “Top Guy” reputations against Bo Dallas & Curtis Axel.
And last but not least, there’s the saga of Braun Strowman. The hulking superstar announced that he will hold off on cashing his Money In the Bank contract until Hell In a Cell on September 16. He’s clearly got his sights set on destroying Universal Champion Roman Reigns, but a development to keep an eye on tonight is his burgeoning friendship with Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre. The newly-formed trio decimated all three members of the Shield last week, and there’s no reason to think they won’t keep the damage going into tonight.
Tune in at 8 p.m. EST to find out what happens.