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WWE Raw Results: July 23 2018

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The 07/23/18 episode of WWE Monday Night Raw just wrapped up. We’ve got the match results and our overall thoughts on the show for you to check out below. Let us know what you thought about episode #1313 of WWE Monday Night Raw by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.


 

Evolution is Real

 

The show opened with Vince McMahon in the ring, while the entire main roster stood on the stage. Vince had an announcement to share with the WWE Universe, but first invited Stephanie and Triple H to join him.

Stephanie and Triple H tag teamed a heartwarming speech about the WWE family, then moved on to talk about the women specifically, asking them to step forward. Triple H legitimately got choked up talking about how proud he was of them and all of their accomplishments.

Finally, Stephanie announced an upcoming all-women pay-per-view, called Evolution. It will take place in October and include women from both the main roster and NXT. It was great to see everyone involved so genuinely excited – we couldn’t be happier for the women of WWE.


 

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

Raw Tag Team Championship Match

 

Before the match, The B-Team was shown backstage discussing their upcoming championship match and how far they’ve come as a team. B not only stands for best, it stands for brothers.

Elias came to the stage with his guitar momentarily during the entrances to remind everyone that his album dropped today. We haven’t checked that out yet, but we’re excited about it.

The Deletors of Worlds were not playing any games in this match, giving the B-Team the business and nearly recapturing their tag team championships, but Bray Wyatt was thrown into his partner, Matt Hardy, at the last second, allowing Curtis Axel to get the pin and the victory for his team.

Hardy and Wyatt beat the B-Team down post-match, the segment closing with them standing over their opponents, their music playing the background.

Winner: The B-Team


 

Bálor’s New Dressing Room

 

Finn Bálor and Chad Gable were shown backstage talking about the new women’s pay-per-view when officials were shown moving Finn’s belongings to a “new dressing room” at the command of Constable Corbin, which turned out to be a child’s playhouse.

Corbin came over to gloat but was disappointed when Finn said he, in fact, loved the playhouse; he always wanted a Finn Funhouse. A frustrated Corbin wished Bálor luck during his match against Drew McIntyre later tonight.


 

Bayley and Sasha Banks vs. Enhancement Talent

 

A newly reunited Bayley and Sasha came to the ring to lay the smackdown on two unnamed enhancement talents. The match lasted a few minutes at most, the take-home point here was that after counseling, and in light of the new Evolution pay-per-view, Bayley and Sasha decided to put their differences aside and resume their best-friendom.

Winner: Bayley and Sasha Banks


 

Get These Hands

 

Once again, Elias came to the stage to promote his album, Walk With Elias (available on iTunes and Spotify) but was interrupted by Braun Strowman’s entrance.

Money in the Bank briefcase in one hand and microphone in the other, Strowman first congratulated his former tag partner, Alexa Bliss, on the announcement of Evolution. He then went on to talk about the match between Roman Reigns and Bobby Lashley but said that in the end, it didn’t really matter because he had the briefcase and would gladly destroy either of them to get the Universal Championship.

This incensed Kevin Owens, who appeared to cut a promo about Braun crushing his spine at Extreme Rules. He said that his kids don’t look up to him anymore, and since Braun took that away from him, he was going to take everything away from Braun. Strowman challenged him to try, but instead, Constable Corbin came to the stage.

Corbin said that Stephanie had given him the power to resolve the situation in any way he saw fit. The task of teaching Braun to control his temper and find inner peace was given to Jinder Mahal, who tried to lead Braun in a breathing exercise, but Braun wasn’t having it. The Monster led the audience in his own mantra, “Get These Hands.” Then Jinder and Sunil got those hands.


 

Mickie James vs. Natalya

 

In preparation for the match between Alexa Bliss and Ronda Rousey, their best friends fought each other. Alexa nearly cost Natalya the match early on, attempting a distraction, but Natalya pulled through. Unfortunately for Nattie, it was not enough to capture the victory and she eventually lost to Mickie after another interference from Bliss, but not before taking Alexa out with a forearm at ringside.

Winner: Mickie James


 

The Big Dog Speaks

 

The Big Dog is ready to bring down Bobby Lashley and then move on to The Beast at SummerSlam. And people can say that he is shoved down their throats all they want, he doesn’t care, he’s still coming for the Universal Championship.


 

Authors of Pain / Titus Worldwide

 

For the third time this evening, poor Elias tried to get the word out on his new album but was thwarted by an entrance once again.

The Authors of Pain came to the ring, followed by Titus Worldwide. Titus and Apollo cut a promo about AoP being young and having a lot to learn. Akam and Rezar responded by suggesting that Titus retire. A brawl broke out after Titus and Apollo attacked AoP, but Akam and Rezar retreated before much damage could be done to either side.


 

Kevin Owens Has a Date at SummerSlam

 

Stephanie and Kurt were approached in the parking garage by Kevin Owens and Baron Corbin. Owens said that he was not doing well; he was injured both mentally and physically. Corbin broke the news that the anger management tactics were not working on Strowman, so Owens asked for a second chance at The Monster.

Owens proposed that he face Strowman at SummerSlam, and if he wins, he gets to take the Money in the Bank briefcase. Angle didn’t like the idea, but Stephanie overrode him and approved the match and stipulation.


 

Tyler Breeze vs. Mojo Rawley

 

Tyler Breeze wanted a rematch against Mojo Rawley after his spectacular loss last week, and a rematch he received. Sadly, it didn’t go much better for Prince Pretty this time around.

During the match, Bobby Roode appeared on the screen and said that he was ready to face Mojo whenever he was done hiding behind his keyboard.

Winner: Mojo Rawley


 

Finn Bálor vs. Drew McIntyre

 

Elias was finally going to get his chance, but Finn Bálor cut in for his match against Drew McIntyre.

McIntyre did his best to use his size to his advantage but still struggled to bring down Bálor. He was having so much trouble against Bálor that Dolph Ziggler took matters into his own hands and caused a disqualification by attacking Finn.

Seth Rollins ran down to make the save and Dolph and Drew tried to make a break for it, but Kurt Angle restarted the action as a tag match.

Winner: Finn Bálor (via Disqualification)


 

Finn Bálor and Seth Rollins vs. Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler

 

Rollins and Bálor continued to rock McIntyre and Ziggler, running them down on the ramp before they could even turn back towards the ring. Midway through the match, Ziggler and McIntyre appeared to get their feet under them and got some offense, but it wasn’t long before Rollins and Bálor took back the upper hand.

After some awesome action, Rollins got the win for his team via the Curb Stomp on Dolph Ziggler. This was a great tag match; well worth the watch if you haven’t seen it.

Backstage, Seth Rollins announced that he had an Intercontinental Championship match against Dolph Ziggler at SummerSlam.

Winner: Seth Rollins and Finn Bálor


 

Ember Moon vs. Liv Morgan

 

Liv Morgan certainly wasn’t going down without a fight, but lost relatively quickly to The Eclipse. Personally, I would love to see Ember move on to the title picture sooner rather than later.

Winner: Ember Moon


 

Walk With Elias

 

It happened. Kurt Angle personally gave Elias the floor to perform a song from his new album, Walk With Elias.

The Drifter was just getting into his song but said he wasn’t feeling the vibe because the Cincinnati crowd was making him nauseous. Bobby Lashley took the lull in musical entertainment as an opportunity to make his entrance.


 

Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley

Universal Championship #1 Contendership Match

 

Unsurprisingly, Reigns and Lashley wasted no time in laying hands on each other, both men vying for an opportunity at the Universal Title. Reigns and Lashley went back and forth, neither having a clear advantage at any point. After a few near-falls, Roman Reigns won with a spear to Lashley. Bobby Lashley obviously wasn’t happy about the loss but shook Roman’s hand before walking back up the ramp.

Winner: Roman Reigns


 

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