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WWE Raw Results: May 28 2018

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The 05/28/18 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 #1305 of WWE Raw by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.


 

Brock Lesnar Can Get These Hands

 

After an emotional Memorial Day video package, The Monster Among Men came to the ring to talk about Money in the Bank. He laid out his plan like a cartoon supervillain: he will destroy the other men in the match, climb the ladder, and become Mr. Monster in the Bank. Then, obviously, Brock Lesnar will get them hands.

Finn Bálor cut in to remind everyone that he never truly lost the title and, in a momentary lapse of judgment, slapped Braun in the face for calling him a “little guy”. As expected, Braun did not take this well and threw Finn out of the ring.

Kurt Angle interrupted before they could do too much damage to each other, said that he liked what he saw, and set a match to take place immediately.


 

Finn Bálor vs. Braun Strowman

 

With Kevin Owens at commentary insulting everyone else set to be in the MITB ladder match, as well as his fellow commentators, Braun Strowman beat the crap out of Finn Bálor. Bálor attempted some offense early, but it seemed to annoy Braun more than anything. At one point, Kevin jumped out of his seat and screamed at Braun to tear Finn apart, then later did the same towards Finn.

The size difference between Bálor and Strowman is extreme, but they do a good job of making it believable. Balor finally got a few big moves in on The Monster and almost had him where he wanted him, but Owens jumped in on the action at the last second, causing a disqualification.

Simply ending the match wasn’t enough for Owens, who grabbed a ladder and slammed it into Balor’s midsection. He then set his sights on Strowman, which turned out to be a mistake. Owens made a break for it, but Braun took the ladder and launched it halfway up the ramp, narrowly missing Owens’ head.

Winner: Finn Bálor (via DQ)


 

Owens Almost Escapes

 

Kevin Owens was shown backstage frantically trying to escape the arena, but Kurt Angle stopped him. The Raw GM said that he had upset some people with his less than complimentary commentary and Bobby Roode, in particular, was ready for a fight. Unfortunately, Owens was forced to stick around for the match (and avoid Braun until then).


 

Hullo I Am Elias

 

Once again, Elias did his best to put on a concert for the Raw crowd. But the sound wasn’t quite right, the audience was noisy, not to mention the lights had to be dimmed to protect him from the hideous site of the citizens of Richmond.

Seth Rollins was not amused and walked to the ring for his match before Elias could give us the gift of song, calmly tossing Elias’ chair onto the floor and indicating it was time for him to leave.


 

Seth Rollins vs. Jinder Mahal

Intercontinental Title Match

 

This was a fun match, both men making you feel the importance of the championship. After several near-falls, Rollins was about to hit the Curb Stomp to the tune of a massive ‘burn it down’ chant, but Sunil Singh grabbed his leg and stopped the Kingslayer in his tracks.

As the referee was sending Sunil to the back, Jinder attempted to take advantage of the distraction by pinning Rollins but was unable to bring him down. Seth had enough of all of the shenanigans from the Maharaja, grabbed a chair, and beat both Mahal and Singh down with it, disqualifying himself in the process.

Rollins was celebrating on top of the announce table when Elias appeared. Elias clearly did not appreciate the disrespect Rollins had shown earlier and got his revenge by bashing The Architect with his guitar.

Winner: Jinder Mahal (via DQ)


 

Nia Jax Is Unconcerned

 

Ronda Rousey joined the commentary team and watched Nia Jax perform a demonstration of exactly how she will beat her at Money in the Bank. This was a strange half-promo, half-squash match, but they pulled it off. Some of the story doesn’t make a lot of sense, like Nia claiming the armbar isn’t an issue for her, even though she tapped out to Asuka’s pretty recently, but we’re willing to overlook it.

Jax eventually challenged Ronda to come to the ring. Ronda obliged, making her famous “I’m about to snap your arm in half” face. Nia was unfazed, even going as far as to say Ronda looked cute and laughing as she left Rousey in the ring.


 

The Deletor of Worlds vs. The Ascension

 

Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt make an awesome team and it was cool to see The Ascension get more than a couple minutes on screen.

Konnor and Viktor put up a good fight, but they were overcome by the WOKEN tag champs. The Deletors of Worlds picked up the victory after a Kiss of Deletion on Viktor.

Winner: The Deletors of Worlds


 

The B-Team Are Undefeated

 

The B-Team approached Kurt Angle backstage and requested a Raw Tag Titles match. Angle said that he couldn’t allow them to jump to the front of the line just because they won two matches, they had to earn their shot.

Axel and Dallas misunderstood and began planning a Memorial Day cookout for the tag division in order to win over the other teams and gain access to the champions.


 

Bobby Roode vs. Kevin Owens

 

This was a short match, with Owens barely making it out with a win. In the middle of the bout, he considered abandoning it altogether but thought better of it when he realized the alternative was getting the hands of Braun Strowman backstage.

After getting the pin on Roode, Kevin took a little too long getting back up the ramp and Braun Strowman appeared, immediately chasing after The Prizefighter.

Owens ran but was stopped by Roode, then thrown into the ring by Strowman. Bobby thought he was safe after helping Braun get his revenge, but Strowman showed both Owens and Roode who’s boss and left them lying in the ring as he walked back up the ramp.

Winner: Kevin Owens


 

Sami Zayn Apologizes

 

Sami Zayn came to the ring with an apology letter for his actions last week. The Bobby Lashley sisters segment got less than a glowing reaction from fans and they worked the real-life heat into the story. Zayn apologized to everyone and admitted that Lashley’s sisters were never there, that the imposters were, in fact, men in wigs (he wasn’t being totally sincere, but there was definitely some realism mixed in).

He continued with a big however and said that the audience should be the ones that were sorry, he was just a misunderstood artist and did nothing wrong.

Bobby Lashley did not agree and made his entrance to tell Zayn how he felt. Lashley demanded that Sami back up his words and challenged him to a match at Money in the Bank. While crushing Sami’s hand in his, Bobby apologized in advance for everything he was going to do to him during their match.


 

Drew McIntyre vs. Chad Gable

 

This wasn’t much of a fight; Drew McIntyre absolutely brutalized Chad Gable throughout the entire thing. Gable didn’t give up easily, but he didn’t stand much of a chance; McIntyre was on a mission to prove his strength.

Winner: Drew McIntyre


 

B-Team Barbecue

 

The entire Raw tag division (minus The Deletors of Worlds) was having a good time, eating the free food given to them by the B-Team, when Bo and Curtis brought up the reason they gathered everyone together: to get a shot at the championships.

The other teams did not take the news well and denied them their request. This led to a massive food fight and Rhyno being put through one of the tables.


 

Women’s Gauntlet Match

Money in the Bank Qualifier

 

Charly Caruso interviewed Bayley in the ring before the match. Bayley said that she wasn’t worried about being the first competitor in the gauntlet match, she was prepared for anything the other women had to throw at her.

Bayley vs. Liv Morgan: Bayley took her down with one suplex.

Bayley vs. Sarah Logan: Logan proved to be slightly more difficult for Bayley than Liv, but still, Bayley took her down quickly and fairly easily.

After the second match, Liv and Sarah attacked Bayley while Ruby Riott made her entrance.

Bayley vs. Ruby Riott: Another short bout, unfortunately. Bayley was not able to take down the leader of the Riott Squad.

Ruby Riott vs. Dana Brooke: Dana got some offense in, but Ruby took her out with a Riott Kick. We saw a pattern at this point, but what choice do you have when you give 6 matches 15 minutes?

Ruby Riott vs. Mickie James: By the far the most competitive match yet, but still short and cut in half by commercials, Ruby eliminated Mickie with a roll-up (and a handful of tights).

Ruby Riott vs. Sasha Banks: This was great for what it was but didn’t completely make up for the first five matches, if we’re being honest. These ladies did what they could with the time they had, going all out for the gauntlet finale. Sasha Banks overcame Ruby and interference from the Riott Squad to gain a spot in the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match with a Banks Statement.

Winner: Sasha Banks


 

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