WWE Monday Night RAW 07 16 2018

WWE RAW Results
July 16, 2018

Buffalo, New York
Commentary: Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Jonathan Coachman
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com

In memory of Masa Saito: 1942 – 2018.

WWE General Manager Kurt Angle is in the ring. Angle thanks every superstar for being a part of Extreme Rules. Their effort and dedication makes him proud to be the RAW GM. There is one superstar that hasn’t shown effort and dedication: the Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar. Last night, he gave Brock Lesnar an ultimatum. Show up on RAW, agree to your next title defense, or he’ll be stripped. It’s been 24 hours and he has not heard from either Lesnar or his representative. Angle is stripping Brock Lesnar of the WWE Universal Championship.

Paul Heyman marches out to the stage. “Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman…” Angle cuts him off and says everyone knows who he is and who he represents. If Lesnar doesn’t come out right now, Heyman is wasting his time. Heyman says it’s interesting that Angle says that because his client, the reigning, defending, undisputed Universal Champion Brock Lesnar… is not here this evening. Angle says Heyman leaves him no choice… Heyman runs to the ring. Heyman gets inside the ring and cautiously approaches Angle. A “Strip the title” chant picks up. Heyman says Angle and the entire WWE Universe has it all wrong. Heyman doesn’t blame Angle for his perception. Everyone thinks Lesnar doesn’t care about being the Universal Champion and that his sole focus is becoming the UFC Heavyweight Champion. Heyman assures him nothing could be further from the truth. Brock Lesnar loves being in WWE. Brock Lesnar loves being the Universal Heavyweight Champion. Angle asks why he doesn’t show up. Heyman says Lesnar wants to represent the entire WWE Universe and challenge for the UFC Heavyweight Championship with the Universal Title strapped around his waist so that when Lesnar once again becomes the UFC Heavyweight Champion, he’ll do it representing WWE as a two sport champion the same way Angle challenged for WWE Titles with the Olympic Gold Medals strapped around his neck.

Angle says he’ll keep this simple. Brock Lesnar will defend the Universal Championship at SummerSlam or he is no longer champion. Heyman looks shocked. Another “Strip the title” chant picks up. Angle demands an answer right now. Heyman says Angle drives a hard bargain and is a hell of a negotiator. Heyman says, “Brock Lesnar will defend the Universal Title at SummerSlam.” Heyman says on behalf of his client, Brock Lesnar, he congratulates the WWE Universe for their voice have been heard. They have all screamed at the top of their lungs that they want more Brock Lesnar. The crowd loudly boos. Heyman congratulates them for making their voices heard by this highly intelligent General Manager. It’s official: his client, Brock Lesnar, will defend his WWE Universal Title at SummerSlam. The only thing Angle has to do is decide who will be beaten, victimized, and conquered by Brock Lesnar.

Bobby Lashley’s music hits, and he comes out to a good reception. Lashley says when he came back to WWE, he had two goals. The first was accomplished last night at Extreme Rules when he beat Roman Reigns. Now it’s time to accomplish the other. Lashley approaches Heyman, who is nervous. Lashley wants to beat Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship at SummerSlam.

Drew McIntyre’s music hits. McIntyre asks why they think he came back to WWE. Did he come back to make the roster numbers and stand in Dolph Ziggler’s corner? McIntyre came back for change and to ensure the Intercontinental Championship stays around Ziggler’s waist. That was phase one. Now it’s time for phase two. A “YES” chant hits. McIntyre wants the Universal Championship.

Seth Rollins’ music hits, and he power walks to the ring and immediately gets in McIntyre’s face. McIntyre cost him the WWE Intercontinental Championship last night. Rollins says if they need an opponent for Brock Lesnar, he is right here.

A guitar strums, and Elias walks out to the stage. Elias asks, “Who wants to walk with Elias?” Elias gets in the ring and says nothing sounds nicer than Elias as the Universal Champion. On top of that on July 23, his debut album drops. It only makes sense for Angle to ride that success into SummerSlam against Brock Lesnar.

Finn Balor comes out and says he was the first Universal Champion. It should be him against Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam.

Roman Reigns’ music hits, and he comes out to loud boos from the crowd. Reigns says he doesn’t have any excuses and doesn’t care about Brock Lesnar. Reigns just wants to fight someone tonight. Angle says they’re all deserving to be out here right now. Angle says we’ll have two triple threat matches and the winners will compete next week for the right to take on Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam. The first triple threat will be Elias, Seth Rollins, and Bobby Lashley. The other triple threat will be Drew McIntyre, Finn Balor, and Roman Reigns. That match is right now.

-Commercial Break-

Kurt Angle is walking backstage when Constable Baron Corbin walks up to him. Corbin asks what he thinks he’s doing. Two triple threat matches? Did he even get authorization from Stephanie McMahon? Angle says he didn’t think he needed it. Corbin asks why he isn’t in one. Angle says he didn’t deserve it since Finn Balor beat him last night. Angle then walks off.

Drew McIntyre vs. Finn Balor vs. Roman Reigns

The bell rings, and McIntrye punches Balor down. Reigns punches McIntyre to the corner, but he’s punched back. Balor starts punching McIntyre. Reigns goes for a Samoan Drop on McIntyre, but he slides off. McIntyre then clotheslines Reigns and Balor. McIntyre bounces him in the corner and punches away at him. McIntyre concentrates on both men. McIntyre grabs Balor by the throat, but Balor fights him off and connects with a dropkick. Reigns then clotheslines McIntyre out of the ring. Balor then clotheslines Reigns over the top rope before taking Reigns and McIntyre out with a summersault senton. Balor gets McIntyre in the ring and chops the chest. McIntyre reverses a whip hard into the corner. Reigns hits the ropes, and McIntyre hits him with a belly-to-belly overhead suplex for a two count. McIntyre stomps Reigns and punches him in the face. McIntyre bounces him off the top turnbuckle and punches him in the corner. Balor turns McIntyre around and punches, but McIntyre sends him into the ropes and gives him a back elbow. McIntyre then takes Reigns out with a big boot in the corner. McIntyre hits Reigns with a suplex for a two count. McIntyre punches and chops Balor. McIntyre then gets Reigns on his feet and floors him with a right hand for a two count. McIntyre immediately mounts Reigns and punches away at him. McIntyre then knocks Balor off the apron. McIntyre hits a neckbreaker for a two count on Reigns.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see McIntyre still dominating. McIntyre drops Balor on the barricade and gets him in the ring. McIntyre stomps Balor and Reigns. Balor boots McIntyre back. Reigns then hits McIntyre with a pair of clotheslines followed by a jumping clothesline. Balor then forearms Reigns down. Reigns reverses a whip into the ropes and clotheslines Balor down. Reigns goes outside and tries for a Drive-By Dropkick, but Balor moves. Reigns is laying on the apron, so Balor hits a slingshot double stomp. McIntyre then comes from out of nowhere to take Reigns out with a summersault senton!

Balor soon pushes McIntyre into the steel steps and hits him with a double stomp to the back off the neck off the apron. Balor gets Reigns in the ring and hits him with a double stomp for a near fall. Reigns powers Balor into the corner, but Balor soon sidesteps an avalanche. Balor hits a slingshot kick and goes to the top rope, but McIntyre crushes him with a chair shot that sends him to the floor. McIntyre tries to hit Reigns, but Reigns floors him with an uppercut. McIntyre soon gets the upper hand by sending Reigns into the ring post shoulder-first for a near fall.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Reigns punching McIntyre and connecting with a big boot. Reigns signals for a Superman Punch, but McIntyre counters with a spinebuster for a near fall. McIntyre sets up for a move, but Balor cracks him in the back twice with a chair. McIntyre is knocked out of the ring. A “YES” chant fires up while Balor wildly hits Reigns in the back with the steel chair. Balor goes outside and gives McIntyre a stiff dropkick into the corner. Balor then avoids Reigns charging, so McIntyre takes a spear into the timekeeper’s area. Balor hits Reigns with a Sling Blade on the floor. Balor gets him in the ring and hits a second Sling Blade. Balor backs up and charges, but Reigns floors him with a Superman Punch for a near fall. Reigns cannot believe it. The commentators wonder if Reigns still believes in himself after all the setbacks he’s had. Reigns sets up for a Spear, but Balor kicks him in the face and dropkicks him hard into the corner. Balor hits the Coup de Grace and covers, but McIntyre pulls him out of the ring! McIntyre clubs him on the outside and sends him into the steel steps. McIntyre gets in the ring and eats a Superman Punch from Reigns. Balor then rolls Reigns up for a near fall. Reigns then hits Balor with a Superman Punch. McIntyre connects on Reigns with a Glasgow Kiss and hits Balor with a Claymore Kick meant for Reigns. Reigns knocks McIntyre out of the ring and hits Balor with a Spear for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Roman Reigns

The crowd is not pleased with this result. Reigns is bleeding from his left eye pretty badly.

Bayley is pacing backstage when Kurt Angle walks up. Angle says Sasha Banks is in her locker room. Angle asks how the friendship counseling went. Bayley says she tried and was honest, but it didn’t work. It’s kind of hard for her to say this, but her and Banks won’t be together ever again. Angle says things are settled in the ring. Bayley and Banks will team up to take on Dana Brooke and Alicia Fox. Bayley doesn’t think it’s a good idea. Angle says they’re valuable together, so if they can’t get along one of them will be traded to Smackdown. Bayley looks upset.

Dolph Ziggler is backstage with a stagehand polishing his title. Ziggler will be out, next.

-Commercial Break-

WWE Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring. Highlights are shown of him beating Seth Rollins last night in an Iron Man Match 5-4. Last night at Extreme Rules, all he did was everything he said he was going to do. Ziggler says he put on an absolute clinic. Ziggler tells Robert Downey, Jr. to move over because he is Iron Man and still the WWE Intercontinental Champion. Ziggler says something special happened last night. The Intercontinental Championship main evented a WWE PPV for the first time in 17 years. That sure as hell wasn’t because of Seth Rollins. Ziggler came back to RAW and put the entire roster on notice. Ziggler gives credit where it’s due. Ziggler respects everything Rollins did to make the Intercontinental Championship what it is today, but he’s not Dolph Ziggler, brother. Ziggler not only beat Rollins once… he beat him five times.

Bobby Roode’s music cuts him off, and he comes out to the ring. Roode says he knows that Ziggler is trying to give credit where it’s due, but he hasn’t heard him give any to Drew McIntyre. If it wasn’t for McIntyre, Ziggler wouldn’t be out in the ring bragging. Ziggler should be on his hands and knees thanking McIntyre. If it wasn’t for McIntyre, Ziggler would be at a comedy club telling bad jokes. Ziggler says last night while he was headlining Extreme Rules, Roode must have had fun watching from the sidelines. Roode says the sidelines suck. As a matter of fact, that’s why he’s out here right now to challenge Ziggler for the Intercontinental Championship, right now. Roode takes off his robe. Roode asks if Ziggler is worried he can’t do it on his own. Ziggler angrily agrees to the match.

JoJo begins to make the announcement that this is an Intercontinental Championship match. Ziggler stops her and says Roode could have a match, but not for the title.

Non-title Match
Dolph Ziggler vs. Bobby Roode

The match begins, and Roode quickly tries for a Glorious DDT. Ziggler fights out and shoulder blocks him down. Ziggler hits the ropes, but Roode gives him a hip toss. Roode hits a headlock takeover and cinches it in. Ziggler fights up and backs him to the corner before kicking him. Ziggler hits a headlock takeover and cinches in the side headlock. Roode fights up and reverses the side headlock. Ziggler whips him off, so Roode shoulder blocks him. Roode then sends Ziggler over the top rope. Roode bounces Ziggler off the barricade and throws him into the ring. Ziggler backs away before pulling him out of the ring. Roode quickly gets back in the ring, but Ziggler dropkicks him down. Ziggler nonchalantly covers him for a two count. Ziggler applies a chin lock, but Ziggler soon fights up and punches out. Ziggler kicks him in the midsection and hits a neckbreaker for a two count. Roode punches back, but Ziggler reverses a whip to the corner. Roode quickly pops out of the corner with a clothesline. Ziggler then pulls him face-first into the turnbuckle.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Ziggler applying a chin lock. Roode fights up and punches him away. Roode boots him down and sidesteps an avalanche in the corner. Ziggler flips through a back suplex and applies a sleeper hold, but Roode gets out of it. Roode hits a back elbow and send him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Roode quickly comes back with a slam and tries to get the quiet crowd into it. Roode hits a corner clothesline and tries for a bulldog, but Ziggler shoves him away. Roode hits a blockbuster off the second rope and does the “GLORIOUS” chant. Roode goes for a Glorious DDT, but Ziggler counters into a roll-up for a two count. They trade roll-ups before Ziggler counters a Glorious DDT into the Zig-Zag for a near fall. Ziggler sets up for a superkick, but Roode avoids it and hits a spinebuster for a near fall. Ziggler tries for a Zig-Zag, but Roode avoids it. Roode comes off the second rope, but Ziggler moves, causing Roode to tweak his knee. Ziggler then hits a superkick for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Dolph Ziggler

Replays are shown of Paul Heyman agreeing to have Brock Lesnar defend the Universal Title at SummerSlam. We then see replays of Roman Reigns winning the triple threat earlier tonight. Later tonight, we’ll see Seth Rollins take on Bobby Lashley and Elias in a triple threat match. The winner of that match will take on Roman Reigns next week on RAW. The winner of that match will face Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam.

Bobby Lashley is seen warming up. Lashley says the beast fear no man, but the beast has never fought anyone like him. Lashley has the skills and ability to beat him at SummerSlam. Lashley says he will be the Universal Champion.

-Commercial Break-

Bobby Roode is walking backstage looking upset when Mojo Rawley walks up to him. Rawley says, “And you’re supposed to be glorious?” Rawley then walks off looking disgusted.

Tyler Breeze vs. Mojo Rawley

The bell rings, and Rawley immediately gets him in the corner and shoulders away at him. Breeze quickly comes back by knocking him out of the ring and going for a plancha, but Rawley moves. Rawley then sends him flying with a shoulder block. Rawley gets him in the ring and picks up a two count. Rawley then applies a chin lock. Rawley talks trash before Breeze makes a comeback. Breeze avalanches him in the corner and gets him out of the ring. Rawley jumps onto the apron and jumps over the top rope before clotheslining him in the corner and turning him inside out with a shoulder block. Rawley hits a running forearm before connecting with a vicious Alabama Slam for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Mojo Rawley

Bayley and Sasha Banks are seen walking together backstage looking none too pleased. They’ll face Alicia Fox and Dana Brooke, next.

-Commercial Break-

Dana Brooke and Alicia Fox vs. Bayley and Sasha Banks

Bayley starts the match against Alicia Fox. Fox powers her to the corner, but Bayley soon slingshots over her and rolls her up for a two count. Bayley gets her in the ropes, but Fox gets out and big boots her for a two count. Dana Brooke gets her in the corner and hits a handspring back elbow. Brooke tries again, but Bayley moves. Brooke quickly knocks Fox off the apron, but Bayley soon fights her off. Bayley takes her down and punches away at her. Bayley hits a pair of clotheslines and knocks Fox off the apron. Brooke then clotheslines Bayley down. Brooke gets Bayley out of the ring, so Fox attacks her. Banks then pulls Fox off and pulls the hair. Brooke pulls Banks’ hair from the apron, so Banks slams her to the floor. Banks then hits Fox and Brooke with a cross-body block off the apron. The referee counts everyone out.

Double Count-Out

Sasha Banks then walks off with Bayley looking quite confused.

We’ll have an update on Kevin Owens’ condition later tonight.

-Commercial Break-

Sasha Banks is getting ready to leave when Bayley walks up to her. Banks says won’t let anyone beat up Bayley but her. Banks says she cares about Bayley and admires everything about her. Banks says she loves Bayley. She always has and always will. She then walks off while Bayley smiles.

Highlights are shown of Braun Strowman giving Kevin Owens a chokeslam off the top of the Steel Cage through the commentary table last night at Extreme Rules.

Braun Strowman is backstage with Renee Young. She asks if he has any regret over what he did to Kevin Owens. Strowman says he regrets that he didn’t congratulate Owens on his victory. Renee then asks why he didn’t get involved in any of the triple threat matches. Strowman holds up his Money in the Bank briefcase. Strowman says it doesn’t matter who wins the triple threats or who wins at SummerSlam. He has a championship opportunity anytime and anywhere.

The B-Team make their entrance. Footage is shown of their huge celebration last night. They’ll be in action, next.

-Commercial Break-

The B-Team vs. The Ascension

We join this match in progress. Konnor is dominating Curtis Axel before punching Bo Dallas away. Axel quickly gets the advantage and sends him shoulder-first into the post. Dallas tags in, and he punches away at Konnor before stomping him down. The Revival is seen watching backstage. Axel tags in and DDTs Konnor for a near fall.

Dallas and Viktor are tagged in. Viktor gets the advantage and hits a running backelbow. Viktor hits a knee off the second rope. Konner gets Axel out of the ring. Konnor is soon sent out of the ring. The B-Team then hits Viktor with a back suplex/neckbreaker for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: The B-Team

The Deleters of Worlds appear on the screen. Bray Wyatt tells them to enjoy their moment of glory because it will not last. Matt Hardy says they have disturbed the imperial equilibrium of the heavens. Now they must pay for their cosmic crimes. Wyatt says they will invoke their rematch soon. Hardy says they will be DELETED forever!

Footage is shown from last night’s Extreme Rules RAW Women’s Championship match, which Alexa Bliss won despite interference from Ronda Rousey.

Alexa Bliss will be out with Mickie James, next.

-Commercial Break-

Alexa Bliss gloats about her defense at Extreme Rules

RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss comes to the ring with Mickie James. Despite kendo sticks, chairs, trash cans, and overhyped rookies, she’s still the champion. No one believed she could do it, but they were wrong. The one true goddess stands victorious. Bliss has dominated the entire women’s division because the strongest muscle she has is her brain. Outsmarting Nia Jax last night wasn’t that hard. Bliss says she has beaten every single woman in the locker room. A very light “Ronda Rousey” chant starts up. Bliss says Ronda Rousey doesn’t count. She’s not in the locker room because she’s suspended. After last night, she should be suspended indefinitely. Rousey was supposed to be here as a fan sitting in the front row.

Ronda Rousey starts walking to the ring through the crowd. Bliss says she’s said all she needs to say and starts to leave the ring. Rousey runs to the top of the ramp to cut her off. Rousey chases them to the ring and catches Mickie James. Rousey gets James on her shoulders and slams her down. She goes for an arm bar, but Bliss and the referees pull James out of the ring. Rousey chases and takes everyone out. Rousey then grabs Bliss by the hair and sends her to the ring. Rousey goes to apply the arm bar, but Kurt Angle runs out and says she needs to calm down, especially after last night. Angle says she has two days left of her suspension. She needs to go home and wait it out. Rousey if furious. Constable Baron Corbin says Rousey needs to be reprimanded for her actions. Corbin tells Angle to put his foot down and do his job. Angle says he’ll have to tack on another week to her suspension. Corbin says that isn’t enough. Stephanie McMahon won’t be pleased with this. Corbin says he’ll call her right now, but he left his phone in the office. Corbin says he’s going to go get it. Corbin walks off. Angle pulls out Corbin’s phone. Angle says if she can wait out her suspension, he’ll give her a match against Alexa Bliss. If she can’t wait it out, the match is off. This isn’t just any match. It’ll be a RAW Women’s Championship match at SummerSlam! Rousey looks pleased while Bliss looks terrified.

Footage is shown of Roman Reigns winning a triple threat match earlier tonight.

Seth Rollins is backstage with Charly Caruso. Rollins says last night wasn’t his night. Tonight is his night, as will next Monday and SummerSlam. If his road to SummerSlam goes through Roman Reigns, despite how much he loves him, he’ll do what he has to do. If he knows Reigns, he’d say the same.

Seth Rollins will take on Bobby Lashley and Elias later tonight.

-Commercial Break-

Titus Worldwide vs. The Authors of Pain

I had some television issues, so I missed part of this match. The AOP made quick work of Titus Worldwide, winning with The Last Chapter.

Winners by Pinfall: The Authors of Pain

Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan are backstage when No Way Jose and his dance crew walk up to them. They look livid and walk through them. Sasha Logan will take on Ember Moon, next.

-Commercial Break-

Ember Moon vs. Sarah Logan w/ Liv Morgan

They lock up and try to do some wrestling. Soon Logan knocks Moon off the second rope to the floor. Logan gets Moon in the ring and works on her. Liv Morgan gets a cheap shot in and snaps her off the ropes. Logan picks up a two count. Moon counters a suplex into an inside cradle for a two count. Logan quickly comes back with a back suplex bridge for a two count. Logan applies a modified chin lock and holds it on for a while. Moon fights out and hits a stiff forearm. Moon hits a head-scissor takeover and knees her a few times. Moon hits a kneeling STO before knocking Morgan off the apron. Logan rolls her up for a two count. Moon quickly kicks her down for a two count. Moon dropkicks Logan out of the ring and hits her with a suicide dive. Moon gets her in the ring for a two count. Moon goes to the top rope, but Morgan distracts her. Logan crotches her and picks up the win. This is Sarah Logan’s first singles win on the main roster. This is also Ember Moon’s first singles loss on the main roster.

Winner by Pinfall: Sarah Logan

Elias is having an audio technician get him set up. The triple threat main event is next.

-Commercial Break-

The Deleters of Worlds will take on The B-Team for the RAW Tag Team Championships next week.

“Ladies and gentlemen… Elias.”

Elias greets the crowd and pauses. Elias says he forgot where he was and when he realized that he was in Buffalo, he got really depressed. Elias says his debut album drops July 23. Elias will show everyone tonight that WWE stands for Walk With Elias. Elias is going to will himself to victory tonight and tells everyone to shut their mouths because this song is for him and only him. Elias sings about being stuck in Buffalo. The triple threat match ain’t nothing to him. He’d rather watch paint dry than listen to Bobby Lashley speak. Elias then says he should be Intercontinental Champion, but Rollins cheated.

Seth Rollins’ music then cuts him off, and he makes his entrance.

-Commercial Break-

Elias vs. Seth Rollins vs. Bobby Lashley

While Bobby Lashley is making his entrance, Elias attacks Seth Rollins and stomps away at him. The referee backs Elias off and checks on Rollins. Rollins says he’s ok to start.

The bell rings, and Elias stomps Rollins out of the ring. Lashley puts Elias in the corner and bounces him off the turnbuckle. Lashley sends him into the ropes, but Elias pulls himself out of the ring. Rollins then clotheslines him on the floor. Rollins gets in the ring and prepares to challenge Lashley. They circle the ring and lock up. Rollins quickly takes him down with a headlock takeover. Lashley fights up and whips him off. Lashley leapfrogs him and clotheslines him down. Lashley then knocks Elias off the apron. Lashley then hits a headlock takeover on Rollins. Rollins fights up and whips him off. Rollins then floors him with a dropkick. Rollins chops the chest and sends him to the corner. Rollins charges, but Lashley drops him on the apron. Rollins hits a springboard, but Lashley kicks him. Lashley sets up for a suplex, but Elias runs in and knees him. Elias goes for an electric chair powerbomb, but Rollins counters into a hurricanrana. Elias then knees Rollins in the face for a near fall. Kurt Angle, Baron Corbin, and Paul Heyman are all watching backstage.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Elias applying a cobra clutch to Rollins. Rollins fights up while the crowd chants, “Burn it down.” Elias releases the hold to try to knock Lashley off the apron. Lashley fights him off. Rollins hits Elias with a jawbreaker before Lashley punches him down. Lashley hits a belly-to-belly suplex on Elias before taking Rollins down. Lashley goes for a suplex, but Rollins kicks him. Lashley quickly comes back with a scoop powerslam on Rollins before slamming Elias down for a two count. Lashley sets up for a spear, but Elias gets out of the ring. Lashley follows him out, so Elias sends him into the ring post. Elias then sidesteps a suicide dive from Rollins. Elias bounces Lashley off the steps and gets him in the ring. Elias comes off the top rope with a diving elbow drop for a near fall. Rollins hits Lashley with a frog splash. Elias throws Rollins out of the ring and pins Lashley for a near fall. All three men are down.

Elias stands over Rollins, who just got in the ring. Elias clubs away at him and gets him in the electric chair position, but Rollins elbows out. Elias quickly elbows him back, but Rollins fights him off. Rollins hits the blockbuster for a near fall. Rollins goes for a superplex on Elias, but he holds on and hits him with a front suplex. Lashley then cuts Elias off on the top rope and tries for a belly-to-belly superplex. Rollins comes out of nowhere and gives Lashley a turnbuckle powerbomb. Rollins immediately follows up with a suplerplex/falcon arrow combo on Elias for a near fall! Elias quickly rolls out of the ring to recover. Rollins hits Elias and Lashley with suicide dives. Rollins gets Elias in the ring and hits a step-up enzuigiri followed by a Sling Blade. Rollins signals for The Stomp. Rollins hits The Stomp, but Lashley breaks up the pin. Rollins and Lashley take their time getting to their feet and trade punches. Rollins gets a cheer for every punch, while Lashley gets boos. Lashley turns him inside out with a clothesline before hitting a delayed vertical suplex. Lashley sizes up Rollins and goes for a spear, but Rollins leapfrogs him. Rollins rolls him up for a two count. Rollins kicks Lashley and goes for The Stomp, but Elias pulls Rollins out of the ring. Elias gets in the ring, but Lashley spears him for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Bobby Lashley

It’s going to be Bobby Lashley taking on Roman Reigns next week on RAW with the winner facing Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal Championship at SummerSlam.

Quick Match Results

* Roman Reigns def. Drew McIntyre and Finn Balor
* Dolph Ziggler def. Bobby Roode (non-title)
* Mojo Rawley def. Tyler Breeze
* Bayley and Sasha Banks vs. Dana Brooke and Alicia Fox ends in a DCO
* The B-Team def. The Ascension (non-title)
* The Authors of Pain def. Titus Worldwide
* Sarah Logan def. Ember Moon
* Bobby Lashley def. Elias and Seth Rollins