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WWE Raw Results: June 18 2018

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The 06/18/18 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 #1308 of WWE Raw by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.


 

Ronda Loses Her Cool

 

Raw GM, Kurt Angle, opened the show by congratulating the red squad for bringing home both Money in the Bank briefcases. He then invited Alexa Bliss to join him, who thanked the WWE Universe for the opportunity…to rub her victory in everyone’s faces.

Ronda Rousey came out ready to fight but was blocked by Angle before she could get too close to the champ. Alexa made the incorrect decision to rub salt in Rousey’s wounds by reminding her how close she was to the championship before Alexa took it away from her, then called her an irrelevant, overhyped rookie.

Bliss had gone too far at this point, as Ronda threw caution to the wind and attacked her. Then attacked Kurt when he tried to stop her. Then put boots to the group of referees who came out to diffuse the situation. Then put Alexa through a table. Needless to say, she showed no restraint.

The crowd chanted in approval as she marched back up the ramp, Kurt Angle at her heels. Backstage, he and Rousey argued about the scuffle, Angle announcing that he had no choice but to suspend her for 30 days.


 

Seth Rollins’ Open Challenge

 

Seth Rollins made his entrance to keep the party going, declaring an Intercontinental Championship Open Challenge. Who answered the call but Dolph Ziggler (with his tag team partner, Drew McIntyre at ringside, of course).

Rollins has consistently been one of the best parts of the WWE product and tonight was no exception. This was a great match between two incredibly hard-working superstars; reversals, near-falls, and big spots made for exciting action. It was almost a fair fight, but McIntyre caused a distraction in the final moments, throwing Rollins off his game and creating a new IC Champ in Dolph Ziggler.

Post-match, Ziggler and McIntyre laid into Rollins and left him lying in the ring.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler


 

Bobby Roode vs. Curt Hawkins

 

Poor Curt Hawkins, he just can’t win. He did his best but lost to a Glorious DDT from Bobby Roode after about 30 seconds. In fact, the entire match can be viewed in the video above. Bobby Roode was so great in NXT, but hasn’t quite reached his former glory (pun intended); he desperately needs a reboot.

Winner: Bobby Roode


 

Mr. Monster in the Bank

 

Braun Strowman brought his new briefcase to the ring and listed his recent accolades. Things like beating 49 competitors in a Royal Rumble and throwing grown men around like bean bags, to use his words. He challenged Brock Lesnar but instead got Kevin Owens.

A bandaged and bruised Owens told Braun that he only came to congratulate him on becoming Mr. Monster in the Bank. Owens admitted to strategizing against him at Money in the Bank but offered his services to Braun starting tonight.

Strowman agreed to shake Owens’ hand but then tried to powerslam him. Lucky for Owens, he managed to wriggle free and escape before needing more bandages.


 

Bayley and Sasha Mend Their Friendship

 

Bayley comforted Sasha Banks about her loss in the ladder match. She told Sasha that she was ready to put all of the tension behind them and take on the Riott Squad together as friends.


 

The Deletors of Worlds vs. Heath Slater and Rhyno

 

Before the bell, The B-Team were shown on the tron, where Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas impersonated Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt, respectively. Bo Dallas’ impression of his real-life brother was hilarious, kudos to everyone involved for managing to make it through without corpsing.

As for the match itself, The Deletors of Worlds beat Slater and Rhyno with ease, finishing them off with the Kiss of Deletion.

Winner: The Deletors of Worlds


 

Jinder Mahal vs. Chad Gable

 

The Maharaja seemed unfazed by his loss to Roman Reigns at Money in the Bank, announcing that he had found spiritual enlightenment. His demeanor changed once the action started, however, and he got to work on Chad Gable.

Gable got no entrance and lost to Jinder Mahal in a matter of a few minutes. We think he deserves better than that, but what do we know.

Winner: Jinder Mahal


 

Sasha Banks and Bayley vs. The Riott Squad

 

Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan represented The Squad for this bout against new/old friends, Bayley and Sasha. Things were clearly still rocky between them, as they were hesitant to trust each other, which would eventually cost them the match.

The rekindled friendship didn’t last long; Sasha and Bayley got into a shoving match after their loss, Sasha leaving in a huff before any real violence broke out. Backstage, Bayley chased after Sasha, and the two got into an actual fight, which Sasha again walked away from after throwing her former friend to the ground.

Winner: The Riott Squad


 

Kurt Angle’s Announcement

 

Earlier in the evening, we saw Kurt on the phone discussing something with Stephanie McMahon. He came to the ring to report that the discussion involved Brock Lesnar and the Universal Title, specifically, which superstar would be the one to face him first.

Roman Reigns interrupted the announcement to say that the decision was obvious: Lesnar would face him for the championship. Before Kurt could respond, Bobby Lashley joined the conversation. He said that he had been waiting longer to get his hands on Lesnar; therefore, he should be the one to take on The Beast.

Kurt said that there would be a multi-man match at Extreme Rules to decide the challenger, which both Reigns and Lashley would take part in.

The Revival wanted in on the excitement and challenged Lashley and Reigns to a tag match.


 

The Revival vs. Bobby Lashley and Roman Reigns

 

Although up against “two of the best in the world,” The Revival were confident in their ability to defeat their opponents due to their extensive experience in tag team action.

Unfortunately for The Revival, they outkicked their coverage and were unable to get the better of Reigns and Lashley, even with their superior tag skills. In a sign of disrespect, Bobby Lashley won the match with a spear and a cocky glance at Reigns.

Winner: Bobby Lashley and Roman Reigns


 

“This is a Runaway Train”

Finn Bálor and Kevin Owens approached Kurt Angle and Baron Corbin backstage to request entry into the multi-man match at Extreme Rules. Braun Strowman appeared to put in a good word for his friend Finn and invited Owens and Corbin to a tag match while he was at it.


 

No Way Jose vs. Mojo Rawley

 

Conga line in tow, No Way Jose salsa’d his way to the ring for a match against Mojo Rawley. After a (very) short bout, Mojo picked up the win. Following his victory, Rawley was interviewed by Charly Caruso, where he declared that he is no longer about staying hype, he’s about staying focused.

Winner: Mojo Rawley


 

What Would Elias Do

 

Elias played his weekly song, using his time to request a spot in the Extreme Rules match (and insult Seth Rollins). He also planted the seeds for his new catchphrase, “What would Elias do?”


 

Seth Rollins Interview

 

Renee Young interviewed Seth Rollins regarding his title loss to Dolph Ziggler. Seth said that he wasn’t too worried, as he would simply use his rematch clause to regain his championship next week.


 

Finn Bálor and Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens and Baron Corbin

 

Braun Strowman and Finn Bálor (but mostly Braun) dominated the first half of this match. Once Bálor tagged in, Corbin and Owens focused on keeping him there, therefore avoiding Strowman and doing as much damage as they could while they had the easier target in the ring.

In a questionable chain of events involving Braun dragging Finn back to their corner and tagging himself in, Corbin and Owens went back to getting those hands. Corbin somehow got the best of Strowman, however, and Finn came back in.

Strowman took Owens out by putting him through the barricade while Bálor took on Corbin. Finn had taken too much punishment earlier and Constable Corbin took the victory with the End of Days.

Winner: Baron Corbin and Kevin Owens


 

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