The latest episode of Monday Night RAW is currently airing on the USA Network. Here’s what’s happened so far:
11:10 – The Shield win. After the match, Ambrose walks to the back, leaving his teammates confused. The episode comes to an end there.
11:05 -After a dazzling display of athleticism on both sides, Braun Strowman catches Dean Ambrose mid-air. He attempts to slam Ambrose but Roman Reigns nails Strowman with a spear and Ambrose recovers. Meanwhile, Seth Rollins takes out Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre with a Claymore Kick before Ambrose scores the pin.
The Shield vs Dogs of War
10:45 – Paul Heyman comes out to build up Brock Lesnar’s next match at Crown Jewel. He says Lesnar is at home sleeping right now so he can be well-rested for his next match.
10:35 – Gable & Roode win. After the match, the Authors of Pain run in and take out the duo with the Super Collider.
10:30 – The Ascension keeps Gable off guard with double team moves, but Roode eventually gets tagged in decimates the Ascension. Gable tags himself in gets the win with a rolling German suplex.
The Ascension vs Chad Gable & Bobby Roode
10:15 – Bliss and Mickie James come out to harass Stratus. Trish challenges Bliss to get in the ring right now. James gets in between them and stops it from happening.
10:00 – Moon wins. Trish Stratus comes out after the match to talk about her upcoming match at Evolution against Alexa Bliss.
9:55 – Moon hits a suicide dive that fails to take down her opponent. Jax then crashes into the LED board on the apron and Moon wins by countout. The crowd isn’t especially thrilled by the outcome, as the match ends with Jax and Moon hugging.
Nia Jax vs Ember Moon
9:40 – The Conquistador wins. He takes off his mask to reveal that he’s Kurt Angle, and that he will be participating in the tournament in Saudi Arabia. Angle tells Charly Caruso he is still technically on vacation before leaving.
9:35 – Corbin takes out some of the jobbers once the bell rings, but he isn’t able to keep it up as the Conquistador hits a series of German suplexes and a vicious Angle Slam on Corbin. The Conquistador clotheslines Corbin out of the ring to win the Battle Royal.
9:25 – BNB wins. We return from commercial to see Baron Corbin introducing all the jobbers who are set to compete in the Battle Royal.
9:20 – Jinder Mahal overpowers Finn Balor and slams him for a quick one count right immediately. He gets Balor down to the mat in a headlock, but Balor breaks free and fends off a few kicks with a kick of his own from the apron. Bayley keeps Foxy out of the ring so that Balor can put the Coup de Grace on Mahal for the pin.
BNB vs. Mahalicia
9:00 – Rousey & the Bella Twins win. As they celebrate their win, Nikki and Brie attack Rousey. They stomp her out but Rousey recovers and sends them against the ring post. The officials eventually break it up.
8:55 – Rousey takes control early on, but the Riott Squad manage to hold their own as the match progresses. They take the Bella Twins down with ease, but Brie manages to take Rousey back in and the Most Dangerous Woman Alive lays waste to her opponents. She puts Ruby Riott in the armbar to get the win.
The Riott Squad vs Ronda Rousey & Bella Twins
8:35 -Elias is in the ring after a commercial break. He claims that whenever anyone talks about WWE, they are talking about him. He insults the Chicago crowd but Ronda Rousey cuts him off and comes out onstage.
8:30 – Lashley wins. He heads back to the ring to continue his attack on Owens and his injured leg. A few officials stop Lashley, but not before he smashes Owens’ leg into the ring post.
8:25 – Lashley hits a vertical suplex for a quick two count, but Owens bounces back and manages to hit a superkick. Lashley’s ally Lio Rush provides distraction from outside the ring that allows Lashley to nail Owens into the corner. He hits the finisher on Owens for the pin.
Kevin Owens vs Bobby Lashley
8:10 – Triple H comes out and is joined by Shawn Michaels. He talks about journey to the top of WWE, and plays a video highlighting his match with the Undertaker. Triple H then challenges the Brothers of Destruction to a match at Crown Jewel.
The fallout of the Triple H and the Undertaker rivalry continues. At WWE Super Show-Down, H took out the Undertaker in their No Disqualification Match by putting him through a table. Shawn Michaels and Kane joined the iconic Superstars at the Down Under PPV, making it entering the battle and taking full advantage of the lenient stipulation, making the main event one that won’t soon be forgotten. Tonight, The Game and HBK will react to the Down Under PPV and stoke the fires of competition further.
At the end of WWE’s epic Six-Man Tag Team Match between the Shield, Braun Strowman and RAW Tag Team Champions Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre, it was Shield member Dean Ambrose who scored the pinfall, seemingly laying to rest any claims that he was at odds with fellow members Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins. Tonight will find the Shield still basking in the glow of their victory, and whether or not their success will lead to any splintering from within. Will Ambrose turn heel? Will Ziggler and McIntyre attempt to manipulate them into deception? We’ll find out.
Hall of Famer Trish Stratus Makes Her Return to RAW
Another big story is the future of Bobby Lashley. After John Cena helped him defeat Kevin Owens & Elias at WWE Super Show-Down, Lashley now stands as a potential target for those looking to make a name for themselves. The next few weeks will reveal whether Owens has plans to get revenge on Lashley, or whether the latter plans to team up with Lio Rush to take down new enemies.
Tonight also marks the return of WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus. She will address the crowd tonight after a lengthy absence, and hype up her upcoming match against Alexa Bliss at the first-ever-all-Women’s PPV Evolution, which is three weeks away. No doubt she’ll have plenty to say about Bliss and whether or not she thinks Bliss poses a legitimate challenge.
On the last WWE Showdown, Ronda Rousey teamed up with the Bella Twins to score a thrilling victory over the Riott Squad. The makeshift trio made Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan submit to double Armbars, and now, Rousey will take the stage to discuss her upcoming match at WWE Evolution. We’ve yet to find out who she will face, meaning that tonight’s episode may yield a few clues as to her opponent’s identity.