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WWE Raw Results: July 30 2018

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The 07/30/18 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 #1314 of WWE Raw by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.

Brock Lesnar is in the Building


Roman Reigns opened the show by announcing that he now has respect for Bobby Lashley, as he has proven himself legitimate competition in the ring. However, the man who still hasn’t, and will never, gain such respect, is Brock Lesnar.

Summoned by the mention of The Beast, Paul Heyman came to the stage to cut one of his legendary promos. He said that Brock Lesnar has beaten Roman several times at this point, so he doesn’t quite understand why Reigns wants to face him again, but Lesnar will have no trouble beating him one last time at SummerSlam.

Reigns listened carefully, then responded that no one cared what Paul had to say, they wanted Brock Lesnar. Heyman said that although Lesnar had shown up for work, he would only come to the ring if and when he felt like it.

The Big Dog said that if Lesnar shows up at SummerSlam at all, he will be returning to the UFC as Roman Reigns’ Bitch.


Backwoodsman Brock


Brock Lesnar was backstage reading the latest issue of The Backwoodsman when Paul Heyman approached him regarding the recent comments made by Roman Reigns. Heyman tried to show him a video of the segment on his phone, but Lesnar said he had no interest in watching the show, threw Heyman’s phone across the room, and went back to his magazine.


Finn Bálor vs. Constable Baron Corbin


Despite the obvious size-disadvantage, Finn Bálor managed to maintain some level of control throughout the majority of this match. Unfortunately for Bálor, Baron got the victory with an End of Days.

Post-match, Baron Corbin beat Bálor down some more before making his exit.

Winner: Baron Corbin


Heyman’s WWE Days are Numbered


Raw General Manager, Kurt Angle, confronted Paul Heyman backstage concerning the lack of Lesnar. Heyman said that Lesnar had fulfilled his contractual obligation simply by stepping into the arena, and anything further would be something Angle would have to work out with The Beast with himself. Angle countered by telling Heyman that if Lesnar didn’t make an appearance in the ring, Heyman would be fired from WWE.


Alicia Fox vs. Natalya


Alexa Bliss recruited Alicia Fox to put the boots to her future opponent’s best friend, Natalya. Bliss and Rousey stood at ringside as Alicia and Natalya went to work. Alicia promised to hurt Natalya and kept her word, getting the victory after a short match.

Ronda Rousey attacked both Alicia and Alexa after the final bell, but they got the better of her with the numbers advantage, leaving a seething Rousey in the ring as they walked back up the ramp.

Backstage, Ronda demanded a match from Kurt Angle, saying that she couldn’t wait until SummerSlam to punch someone. Angle approved her request and set a match against Alicia Fox to take place next week.

Winner: Alicia Fox


Heyman Pleads with The Beast


Paul Heyman tried to convince Brock Lesnar to come to the ring, posing it as an opportunity to gain admiration from the fans, rather than admitting that his career was on the line. Lesnar told him to get out of his face and get him dinner while he was at it. Needless to say, things were not going well for Heyman.


Hullo, I Am Elias


Who Wants to Walk with Elias!? (available on iTunes and Spotify). Elias celebrated his recent musical accolades with the crowd; he is crushing the charts with his album, and could be even higher, were it not for Bobby Lashley barging in on his announcement. The crowd was loving it – all the way up until he started talking smack about The Rock. If Rock comes back any time soon, it needs to be to interrupt an Elias segment.

Because Elias mentioned him, Bobby Lashley came to the ring to respond. Elias took the opportunity to have a sing-along with Lashley, who surprisingly accepted the offer. Soon after they started the song, however, Elias attacked Lashley. Then immediately regretted the decision when Lashley threw him around the ring and left.


Kevin Owens Butters Up Baron


Kevin Owens approached Constable Corbin bearing gifts and compliments, telling him that after having his back regarding Braun Strowman, he is now Owens’ son’s favorite wrestler. Clearly, he hoped to gain some reassurance from Corbin due to the fact that the Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar, was in the building, creating the possibility for Strowman to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase.

Owens’ attempts to gain a favor from the Constable failed. Corbin told him there was nothing he could do about Braun. The briefcase was his unless Owens won it from him at SummerSlam.


Braun Strowman vs. Jinder Mahal


Soon after the start of the match, Kevin Owens snuck down to the ring and stole the Money in the Bank briefcase from The Monster. This turned out to be a bad decision, as Strowman chased him down to retrieve it. Braun got the briefcase back but lost the match via count-out.

Winner: Jinder Mahal (via Countout)


Mojo Rawley and Bobby Roode Brawl


Mojo Rawley entered the locker room ready to fight. He announced that he had defeated No Way Jose once and for all and would do the same with anyone else who stepped up to the plate. Bobby Roode had heard enough and stood up to Rawley, causing a brawl between the two.


Akam vs. Apollo Crews


Akam represented The Authors of Pain in a match against Titus Worldwide’s Apollo Crews. Akam and Rezar have dominated since their arrival to the main roster and perhaps underestimated Apollo Crews’ in-ring ability, as he got the better of Akam relatively quickly.

Winner: Apollo Crews


Seth Rollins vs. Drew McIntyre


Flanked by Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre wasted no time in getting the action started against Seth Rollins. McIntyre wrecked Rollins for much of the match but Rollins came back for a last-minute victory with his Curb Stomp. Ziggler saw the match slipping through his partner’s fingers and jumped on Rollins, causing a disqualification which awarded The Kingslayer the win anyway via DQ.

As payback for costing him a legitimate victory, Rollins dove on Ziggler and left with his head held high.

Winner: Seth Rollins (via Disqualification)


The Big Dog has to Go


After receiving a phone call from Stephanie McMahon, Kurt Angle reluctantly confronted Roman Reigns. He was followed by Constable Corbin and a few “policemen”, who escorted Reigns from the building to remove the possibility of any shenanigans with Brock Lesnar. On his way out, he threw a punch directly into Corbin’s smug face.


The B Stands for Elated 


Charly Caruso invited The B-Team to the ring for an interview regarding their recent winning streak. In a fit of delirium, Bo Dallas said that the B stood for Dream and that they never wanted to wake up.

They got a little too high on themselves and called out The Deletors of Worlds. Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt appeared to tell them that they would continue to haunt the tag champs until they were finally deleted.

The Revival interrupted the discussion to say that they didn’t understand what the conversation was about, but it didn’t matter, because neither The B-Team nor The Deletors of Worlds deserved to be at the top of the tag division.

A brawl broke out between the three teams, but Dallas and Axel made a stealthy escape, leaving the other four men to duke it out.


The Deletors of Worlds vs. The Revival


With The B-Team at the announce table, The Deletors of Worlds faced The Revival in an official match. Axel and Dallas said they have not slept since winning the titles, which explains the hysteria.

After a short bout that the crowd was not interested in, The Revival defeated The Deletors of Worlds. It looks like The Revival are coming straight for the Raw tag titles.

Winner: The Revival


Ziggler and McIntyre Attack Rollins


Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre were eager to get revenge on Seth Rollins for his victory earlier in the evening and burst in on his interview backstage. With the element of surprise and the numbers advantage, Rollins didn’t stand a chance and was left lying on the ground after a brutal assault at the hands of McIntyre and Ziggler.


Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan vs. Sasha Banks and Bayley


Back on the same page, Sasha Banks and Bayley started off confident in their ability to bring down their opponents. The Riott Squad nearly squeaked out a win using heel tactics, but the teamwork between Banks and Bayley was too strong and they overcame the interference.

Winner: Sasha Banks and Bayley


Heyman and Lesnar Backstage


Heyman continued his attempts to appeal to The Beast, but Lesnar shut him down. Heyman finally told Lesnar that if he didn’t make an appearance in the ring, Angle had promised to fire him. Lesnar got in his face, saying that he didn’t care about Heyman, he was nothing more than a leech and if he wanted to keep his job, he had better handle it himself.


Paul Heyman is (Almost) Fired


Accompanied by Baron Corbin, Kurt Angle came to the ring to request the presence of Brock Lesnar one more time. With none of his usual vigor, Paul Heyman trudged to the ring to tell the GM and Constable that Lesnar would not be showing himself.

At this, Angle completely lost it. He went on a tangent about Brock Lesnar being the worst Universal Champion of all time. Unsurprisingly after all the abuse throughout the evening, Heyman agreed with Angle, pleading his case and telling everyone that Lesnar didn’t respect any of them, which was out of his control.

Angle was not having it and was in the middle of firing the advocate, Heyman literally on his knees begging for his job when Lesnar’s music hit. Heyman appeared to renege on everything he had said before, thanking Lesnar and grinning as The Beast destroyed Angle (Corbin ran away before he could suffer along with the GM). Apparently, Lesnar had heard what he said, however, and momentarily considered suffocating his advocate before leaving with his championship.


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