The Monday Night RAW kicked off exactly at 8/7C on USA Network inside the WWE thunderdome at Tropicana field.
The following are the announced matches for tonight’s Monday night RAW
- Riddle (c) vs. Mustafa Ali for the United States championship
- The Hurt Business vs. the New Day for the RAW Tag Team Championship
The WWE Champion ‘Bobby lashley’ opened the show and was accompanied into the ring by MVP. MVP welcomed the WWE universe into the Almighty Era after years of dedication and hardwork.
Bobby lashley talked about destroying MycIntre at Elimination Chamber and he vowed to destroy him again at WrestleMania as well as other superstar that challenges him for his title on RAW. He continued his speech until was interrupted by The MIZ.
The MIZ was accompanied to the barricade section by John Morrison. He spoke about WWE celebrating the the iconic Steve Austin 3:16. The MIZ then talked about being cheated and ripped of his Championship on RAW. He said he was not well prepared to defend his title because of abdominal cramps. He continued to give series of excuses for his failure to retain the WWE title until he was interrupted by Drew MycIntre.
Drew McIntyre hit the ring and congratulated Bobby Lashley for his championship win. He talked about how stressful and hard it is to earn and capture the WWE championship in WWE. MycIntre then vowed to end the Almighty Era at WrestleMania and walk out as the WWE Champion. He warned The MIZ to run for his life and shouldn’t try to attack him from behind. MycIntre then said that he would not just defeat The MIZ on RAW tonight but he would also hurt him and make an example out of him.
After Drew MycIntre’s speech, Bobby Lashley attacked him with multiple punches and left him to groan in pains the ring. The MIZ took advantage of the opportunity and continued to attack McIntyre in the ring. Sheamus then attacked Bobby Lashley from behind on his way out of the thunderdome.
Backstage interview with Sheamus
Sheamus was interviewed backstage and asked the reason for attacking Bobby Lashley. He then stated that his plan is to wreck and destroy McIntyre at Fastlane but now Bobby Lashley is running his mouth and getting into his business and that was the reason he suffered the consequences of his actions.
The MIZ vs. Drew MycIntyre
The match started and Drew McIntyre was in perfect control of the match. He draged The MIZ to the ring corner and hit his chest multiple times. He connected The MIZ with a superplex and knocked him out with a head boot. McIntyre continues to dish out painful punishment to the The MIZ as the match continues.
The MIZ rolls out of the ring and McIntyre went after him. McIntyre hit him against the barricade and dragged him into the ring again. The MIZ fired up and wanted to fight back but he was overpowered by McIntyre with a clothesline. McIntyre was at the point of connecting The MIZ with the claymore kick but Morrison dragged him out to ruin MycIntre’s victory. The referee discovered this and banned Morrison from the ringside as the show goes on a commercial break.
Back from the commercial break, the match continues and the The MIZ was in charge. He connected MycIntyre with a DDT and tried to hit him with the face crushing finale but MycIntyre repelled him. Mycintyre shoved him out of the ring and hit him on the barricade and steel step. He then dragged The MIZ back into the ring and delivered a DDT and claymore kick to him. Mycintyre then dragged The MIZ up and locked him with the hurt lock to secure the victory.
Drew MycIntre def. The MIZ via summision
Braun Strowman challenges Shane McMahon to a match on RAW
Brawn Strowman appeared on RAW and talked about Shane McMahon constantly mocking him and turning him into an object of ridicule on RAW week after week.
Shane McMahon music hits and interrupted Strowman. Shane then said that Strowman is always on RAW complaining every week and demanding for opportunities. He denied making jest of Strowman and stood on the point that he would never make fun of another man like him.
Strowman then said that he knew that Shane McMahon wanted a match with him but he doesn’t have enough courage to demand it. He, however, concluded his speech by challenging Shane to a match on RAW and the challenge was accepted by Shane.
Women’s Tag Team Match: Naomi & Lana vs. Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke
The match started with Naomi and Donna brooke in the ring and Naomi was in control of the match. Dana Brooke tagged Mandy Rose into the ring and she overpowered Naomi. Mandy hits Naomi with a knee strike and continued to punish her.
Naomi tagged Lana and Lana started performing some incredible athletic action by taking out both Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke. The struggle for the victory continues and Asuka returned to RAW and caused a distraction but the situation was taken care of by the WWE officials. The match continues until Dana Brooke connected Lana with a massive face force and successfully pinned her for the 1-2-3 counts.
Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke def. Naomi & Lana via pinfall.
WWE RAW Tag Team Championship Match: The Hurt Business vs. The New Day
The match kicked off with Xavier and Alexander in the ring and they were both performing impressive in-ring actions. Xavier overpowered Alexander and tagged Kofi into the ring. Alexander fired up and took down Kofi then tagged Benjamin into the ring. Benjamin hit the ring and connected Kofi with a spinebuster and continued to inflict painful punishment to him.
Alexander and Benjamin continued to punish Kofi until he fired up and tagged Xavier . Xavier entered the ring and took out both Alexander and Benjamin. Kofi and Xavier then wanted to deliver a high dive to Benjamin and Alexander outside the ring but their plan failed and they got decimated by Benjamin and Alexander as the show goes on a commercial break.
Back from the commercial break, the struggle to capture the titles continues and it was indeed a very huge match that put the whole WWE universe in high suspense. Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston then showed Alexander out of the ring and beat Benjamin to the point that he was completely out of strength. Xavier then finally hit him with his finisher and pinned him for the 3 counts to pick the win.
The New Day def. The Hurt Business and become the new Raw Tag Team Champions.
Damian Priest vs. Jaxson
The match started and ended very shortly as Damian Priest took out Jackson and hit him with the reckoning to stand tall as the winner of the match.
Damien Priest def. Jackson via pinfall
After the match ended, Elias Samson entered the ring and carried Bad Bunny to hit him on the floor but Bad Bunny maneuvered and punched Elias on the chest then Damian Priest connected him with the reckoning.
After Damian Priest finshed decimating Elias, The MIZ suddenly appeared from behind and smashed a guitar on the back of Bad Bunny and ran out of the arena.
Brawn Strowman vs Shane McMahon
When the match was about to start, Shane McMahon ran out of the ring and started doing some workout in an attempt to avoid the match against Braun strowman.
Braun Strowman then became angry, then went out of the ring and dragged Shane into the ring for the match to start. Strowman then drived him out of the ring and tried to attack him with a running clothesline but Shane maneuvered and hit Strowman with the camera.
Shane McMahon then tope rope and delivered a destructive high dive on Strowman on the announce table. He then poured two buckets of green paint on Strowman to get him humiliated and disgraced.
Asuka vs Shanya Baszler
The match started with Baszler ambushing Asuka from behind but Asuka repelled her and started fighting back and also shoved Nia Jax out of the ring. Baszler hit Asuka with a kick on the jaw and continued to decimate her.
Nia Jax caused multiple distractions to ruin Asuka match but Aauka maneuvered and skillfully pinned Baszler for the 3 counts to secure the victory.
Asuka def. Shanya Baszler via pinfall.
United States Championship Match: Riddle vs Mustafa Ali
The match kicked off as other members of the retribution watched from the ringside.
Mustafa Ali took control of the match at the early moments the match started. He punished Riddle and left him broken at the commentary section as the show goes on a commercial break.
Back from the commercial break, the match continues and Mustafa Ali was still in control. He hit riddle with a neckbreaker and continued to capitalise punishment on him. A member of the retribution caused a distraction in an attempt to gain victory for Mustafa Ali but his plan didn’t materialize. Riddle took advantage of the distraction and connected Mustafa with his finisher to win the match and retained his tittle.
Riddle def. Mustafa Alli via pinfall to retain the United States Championship.
Sheamus vs Bobby lashley
Bobby Lashley carried Sheamus and hit him on the ring corner when the bell was rung to start the match. Sheamus tried to fight back but he was overpowered by Lashley.
Bobby Lashley shoved him out of the ring and continued to dish out punishment on him as the show goes a a commercial break. The match was really a very tough one and it ended as Bobby Lashley delivered a spear to Sheamus and stand tall as the winner of the match.
Bobby Lashley def. Sheamus via pinfall.
After the match ended, Bobby Lashley dragged Sheamus and held him with the hurt lock but he stopped when McIntyre entered the ring. Mycintyre then connected Lashley with a claymore kick when MVP caused a distraction to end the show.