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WWE Raw Results: August 13 2018

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The 08/13/18 edition of WWE Raw, out of the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina, just wrapped up. We’ve got the WWE Raw results, as well as our overall thoughts on the show, for you to check out below. Let us know what you thought about episode #1316 of WWE Raw by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.

RIP Jim Neidhart… Also SummerSlam is Sunday


Ronda Rousey opened the show with a touching speech about fathers and her heartbreak over Natalya’s loss. Then, without much of a transition (if that’s even possible), switched to talking about SummerSlam and how she’s going to beat Alexa and take her title.

She then invited Ember Moon to the ring for Moon’s match against Alexa, for which Rousey would be standing at ringside. Alexa Bliss and Alicia Fox came to the stage and, of course, Bliss wasted no time in lighting into Rousey verbally. We then discovered the source of her newfound guts regarding Rousey – she and Constable Corbin had decided to employ a personal team of bodyguards to protect her for the evening.

Before the match started, Alexa shoved Ember into Ronda while her back was turned, angering Rousey enough that she took the bodyguards down one by one, then beat down Alicia Fox.


Ember Moon vs. Alexa Bliss


Before getting into this match, we need to mention that this episode of Raw marks the first time a female commentator joined the team for the entire show – and that person is Renee Young. Well deserved, we couldn’t be happier for her!

With Ronda Rousey in Ember’s corner and Alicia Fox in Alexa’s, Ember put the boots to Bliss. Alexa had glimmers of offense, but Ember certainly proved why she is The Shenom. She almost had the victory, but Alicia Fox caused a disqualification by attacking Ember (in a not-so-graceful manner) during the pin.

Winner: Ember Moon (via disqualification)


Heyman Changing Allegiance?


In some unseen footage from the Paul Heyman//Renee Young interview from last week, we saw Heyman say that “Roman Reigns doesn’t stand a chance against Brock Lesnar, unless…” but before he finished the statement, Heyman removed his microphone and left the interview.


Baron Corbin vs. Tyler Breeze


Constable Corbin set matches for both himself and Finn Bálor for the evening. For his match, he chose Tyler Breeze. Corbin unleashed all of his anger towards Bálor on Breeze, giving Prince Pretty very little room to fight back. He won the match fairly easily with his Deep Six. After the match, he told everyone that he would be doing the same to Bálor at SummerSlam.

Winner: Baron Corbin


Finn Bálor and Braun Strowman vs. Jinder Mahal and Kevin Owens


While still in the ring, Baron Corbin announced Bálor’s opponent – Jinder Mahal. Then decided that wasn’t enough for The Demon King and declared a handicap match with Kevin Owens joining Mahal’s corner.

All three men were getting ready to go when Kurt Angle came to the stage. He said, although he didn’t approve of it, he couldn’t cancel the match, as Stephanie McMahon had already given Corbin permission to set it. However, he could add to it. And did so by making Braun Strowman Bálor’s tag partner.

As expected, Mahal and Owens did everything they could to prevent The Monster from tagging in. They held him off for the first few minutes, but Strowman eventually got in on the action (to raucous applause from his hometown crowd). After some back and forth between the two teams, Braun Strowman pinned Jinder Mahal for the victory.

Braun chased Kevin Owens backstage, leaving Bálor alone with Baron Corbin, who attacked him before making his exit.

Winner: Braun Strowman and Finn Bálor


Where is Rollins?


Backstage, Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre approached Kurt Angle, demanding to know the whereabouts of Seth Rollins, who was allegedly running late to the arena. Angle assured them that he was on his way, to which they responded by reminding the Raw GM that if Rollins didn’t make an appearance to sign the SummerSlam contract, the Intercontinental Championship match between himself and Ziggler would be void.


Bobby Lashley vs. Ricky Roberts


Ricky Roberts (aka John Skyler), cut a promo about Elias being his favorite musician of all time. Elias came to the stage and made Roberts’ dreams come true by saying that he could gain The Drifter’s respect.. if he beat up Bobby Lashley.

Roberts quickly made a mistake by smashing his guitar over Lashley while his back was turned. Lashley responded with a massive spinebuster, leaving Roberts lying in the ring.


The B-Team (c) vs. The Deletors of Worlds vs. The Revival

Raw Tag Team Championship Match


The Revival started out strong, wearing down The Deletors of Worlds while the champs watched anxiously from their corner. Dash and Dawson paid homage to Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart by hitting the Hart Attack on their opponents. We were rooting pretty heavily for The Revival, to be honest. They’ve been a favorite of ours since their debut in NXT.

The Revival continued to get most of the offense, followed closely by The Deletors of Worlds. However, The B-Team retained in the end, Curtis Axel snagging the win after a Shatter Machine from The Revival weakened Bray Wyatt, leaving him open for the pin.

Winner: The B-Team


Paul Heyman: Master Manipulator


Roman Reigns came to the ring, grabbed a mic, and recited “leave this place better than I found it” 47 times. Not really. But he said it a lot. However, he said he couldn’t do it while Brock Lesnar had the Universal Championship, so he was going to take it from him at SummerSlam.

Paul Heyman made his enthusiastic entrance, and finished his statement from his interview with Renee Young – he was prepared to tell Roman Reigns all of Lesnar’s secrets, giving Roman a leg up in his match at SummerSlam.

Reigns said he didn’t need any of Heyman’s help, especially considering it was his fault Roman lost to The Beast the last time they went to battle. Heyman continued his attempts to persuade Reigns, and when it still wasn’t working, he pulled out the big guns by mentioning Reigns’ father while speaking in Samoan. He handed Reigns a piece of paper, presumably full of Lesnar’s secrets, causing Roman to let his guard down just in time for Heyman to spray Reigns’ eyes with pepper spray.

Brock Lesnar ran out to pick the bones and beat Reigns down while he was already incapacitated. Lesnar put Reigns to sleep while Heyman looked on from ringside, clutching the Universal Championship.


Titus Worldwide and Bobby Roode vs. Authors of Pain and Mojo Rawley


After a short match, most of which taking place during a commercial, Bobby Roode took the victory for his team.

Winner: Titus Worldwide and Bobby Roode


Sasha Banks vs. Ruby Riott


With Bayley and Morgan//Logan in their respective corners, Sasha Banks and Ruby Riott continued the feud between The Riott Squad and Boss ‘n’ Hug Connection.

This was a fun match, as both Banks and Riott are excellent in-ring performers. Although Ruby was quite dominant, Banks was getting closer to the win, but Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan interfered in the final moments, costing Sasha the match.

Winner: Ruby Riott


Intercontinental Championship Contract Signing


Kurt Angle came out first, addressing Brock Lesnar’s attack on Roman Reigns before introducing the competitors in the championship match on Sunday. He said he would not be suspending The Beast so that Roman Reigns could get his revenge at SummerSlam.

Needing no introduction, Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre joined the GM before he could announce them. Angle invited Rollins to the ring, his music played, but he never came. Ziggler and McIntyre said he might as well call the match now, as Seth Rollins wasn’t coming. Ziggler then cut a promo on the audience, saying it was only a matter of time before they turned their backs on Rollins, just like they turned their backs on him. But none of that mattered anymore, because he and McIntyre were simply there to make a statement by destroying everyone in their path.

As McIntyre and Ziggler were about to leave, The Kingslayer finally appeared. He said that had actually been in the arena for a while, but he didn’t want to show himself until Dolph had officially signed the contract because he didn’t come alone. An absolutely jacked to the gills Dean Ambrose joined Rollins on stage, and the two of them ran to the ring to attack Ziggler and McIntyre to close the show.


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