With the WWE Extreme Rules pay-per-view looming in a couple of weeks, WWE champion Drew McIntyre and Raw women’s champ Asuka are prepping for the obstacles of Dolph Ziggler and Sasha Banks, respectively. The champs teamed up to handle their challengers in a high-octane blended tag match in the main occasion of Raw, falling in what was a huge night for the heel locker room.
The program opened with Banks and Asuka already battling ahead of a planed double agreement finalizing segment. After McIntyre left the stipulation for his match with Ziggler approximately the challenger, the night’s main occasion was set. Ultimately, Banks and Ziggler were able to get the win to end the night when Banks reversed the Asuka Lock into the winning pin, taking some big momentum into the coming PPV while advising why the oppositions present distinct threats to the champs.
Seth Rollins, MVP, Andrade and Angel Garza likewise had big nights as heels dominated the night. CBS Sports was with you all night long, bringing you all the wrap-ups and highlights you require for the WWE’s flagship tv program. Continue reading for all the details.
WWE Raw results, grades
Double agreement signing for Extreme Rules: The show opened with Sasha Banks, Bayley and Asuka brawling in the ring in front of the agreement signing table and with Samoa Joe in the ring as the host. The ladies were separated, however when Joe began to talk, a brawl broke out once again. Dolph Ziggler’s music hit and he interrupted the mayhem prior to presenting Drew McIntyre. As everyone was lastly seated at the table, Ziggler again took credit for McIntyre’s profession successes and stated he ‘d break McIntyre by enduring all of his finest shots and getting back up. McIntyre signed the agreement, making it official and accepting that they utilized to be household, and he has found out that Ziggler needs the title due to the fact that he’s never ever been the focal point he has actually desired, constantly faltering when he gets close. McIntyre then permitted Ziggler to select the match stipulation. A stunned Ziggler was cut off by the rantings of Asuka, who signed the agreement for her match with Banks. Banks stated she’s not the very same woman Asuka dealt with in the past, and guaranteed to take over the “entire damn business” with Bayley, resulting in yet another brawl, this time with the males signing up with in and Ziggler bailing to prevent a Claymore. It was a good choice to see the show open mid-brawl, providing a bit of an electric available to the program. The roundtable declarations didn’t do much new, however the mayhem sufficed to not be a letdown. This was used as the set-up to the mixed tag main occasion later on in the night. Grade: B
Ric Flair provided a message to Big Show on Randy Orton’s behalf: Big Show pulled rank backstage, bumping the tag match between Andrade and Angel Garza and The Viking Raiders because he wished to resolve his problems with Orton. Program got in the ring and called out Orton, however it was Andrade, Garza and Zelina Vega who made their method to the entrance ramp. Garza and Andrade questioned Show’s status as a legend as he repeatedly stated he wasn’t in the mood to play before inviting them to combat. Vega said they ‘d do Orton a favor, and as Andrade and Garza were about to enter the ring, Ric Flair’s music hit. Style told Show, that Orton would deal with him quickly enough before telling Andrade and Garza to have some enjoyable. Prior to they might attempt to attack, The Viking Raiders music hit and they ran out to start a brawl. Style’s promo was cumbersome, but it’s unreasonable to still anticipate achievement from him at this point in his life. However, for as great as all things Orton have actually been recently, this Orton-adjacent sector fell a bit flat. Flair later on asked to speak with Vega, Garza and Andrade. Grade: C-
Andrade & & Angel Garza def. The Viking Raiders by means of pinfall: Zelina Vega was on commentary for the match, which started straight after the brawl in between the teams that ended the previous section. After getting off to a hot start, the teamwork between Garza and Andrade ultimately broke down into an argument, revealing they had not moved on from the problems that pestered them during their issues with Drew McIntyre and Kevin Owens. Things eventually returned on track and Andrade distracted the referee while Garza knocked Erik into the ring post. Andrade struck his back elbow and Garza used a blind tag to take the splendor with a Wing Clipper, annoying Andrade as the 3 count was scored. While Garza commemorated, Andrade strolled off to the back, upset in spite of the win. This was perfectly fine, though unspectacular television fumbling with a good completing sprint section. Grade: B-
24/7 Championship— R-Truth def. Akira Tozawa (c) via pinfall to win the title: This was a very short match. Reality prevented a little bit of a “ninja fire up” minute from Tozawa before faking a knee injury. He then ducked behind with a school child for the pin to restore the 24/7 champion, using deception to beat a ninja. Tozawa’s ninjas attacked and tried to take the title back, but Truth ran and escaped the ring out through the crowd. Grade: C
Seth Rollins and Rey Mysterio exchanged messages: Before coming to the ring, Rollins informed Murphy that he had to deliver his essential message yet. Rollins stated that Rey Mysterio has a task to promote, however has the problem of not “seeing things too plainly” lately. Rollins again stated that Rey’s responsibility was that of a sacrifice for the good of Raw. Rollins then requested for Rey’s forgiveness, “pleading” him to forgive him not for his previous actions, but for what he has actually been forced to do in the future. “We are bound by fate, and as fate would have it, I am the Monday Night Messiah,” Rollins stated. “As fate would have it, Rey Mysterio, you are implied to be a sacrifice for the higher good of Monday Night Raw.” He then assured to take a piece of Mysterio every time he went into the ring, tearing him apart till there was nothing left but a memory. Rey and Dominick Mysterio then interrupted with a remote interview. Rey then asked Dominick to forgive him for what he is going to do to Rollins. Rey then told Rollins to bear in mind “an eye for an eye” and said that what he would do would not be fate, however by style. Rollins then informed Dominick he might end his career prior to it ever ends, bringing Aleister Black and Humberto Carrillo to the ring to end the interview. While the overall story has actually been fine and Dominick’s involvement has been intriguing, the loop of Rollins discussing Rey being a sacrifice and guarantees of what is to come has fallen under a bit of a basic pattern. Grade: B-
Seth Rollins & & Murphy def. Humberto Carrillo & & Aleister Black through pinfall: This was a very hot tag match with a very fast speed. The first convincing near fall followed Carrillo struck Murphy with a 619 for a two count. Rollins hit a knee strike from the top rope on Carrillo as Murphy held him up for a powerbomb for a 2 count moments later. Rollins managed to strike Carrillo with the stomp for the pin. Black attempted to leap Rollins after the match but was quickly taken out. Rollins then demanded Murphy take Carrillo to the ring steps. Carrillo fought them off but Murphy struck him with the ring steps to drop him. Rollins put Rey Mysterio’s mask on Carrillo and again directed Murphy to drag Carrillo to the ring steps. Black conserved Carrillo from having his eye took into the corner of the steps, but in the taking place brawl, Rollins handled to hit a stomp on Carrillo onto the top of the actions prior to running up the ramp victorious. This was an excellent match and the post match streamed well, even if Rollins has actually failed over and over to put anyone’s eye out because doing it to Mysterio. Grade: B+
Peyton Royce def. Ruby Riott through pinfall: The match came after The IIconics confronted Riott backstage about having no buddies, leading Riott to issue a difficulty for a songs match. Royce assaulted Riott’s arm early, obstructing her offensive output. Riott worked through it, but her return was cut off by a little Billie Kay interruption. Royce followed up the distraction with a corkscrew brainbuster for a fast victory. The IIconics will never be the best in-ring employees in WWE, however that’s not the appeal of their package. They are one of the most constant funny acts in the promo which displayed in the earlier backstage sector. Grade: C+
Big Show def. Andrade & & Angel Garza through pinfall in a handicap match: Andrade and Garza had trouble with the size and power of Show early, with Garza taking an early whipping. Andrade kept requiring Garza return in the ring and preventing tags until Garza lastly tagged him in. Program drilled both guys with huge chops throughout the match while likewise tossing them around at will. Garza lastly got Show down, at which point Andrade struck a blind tag to get himself in the ring to try to take the minute. Garza and Andrade argued before Garza told and left Andrade, “this is your minute,” leaving him alone in the ring. Andrade then turned around into a chokeslam for the pin. Show then picked Andrade up and dropped him once again, this time with an enormous ideal hand. Andrade and Garza’s issues are intriguing, even if WWE really missed an opportunity to turn Zelina Vega’s kids into a dominant faction around the start of the lockdown age. However the handicap match was extremely by-the-numbers in-ring. Grade: B-
MVP def. Apollo Crews (c) via pinfall in a non-title match: Before the match, MVP again ran down Crews, stating the current U.S. champ was ill-mannered by refusing the services of the best United States champ ever. Crews disrupted him, stating he is a self-made guy which MVP only cares about helping himself. MVP dominated the early stretch, forcing Crews onto the defensive. After preventing a big boot from MVP, Crews struck a huge spinebuster on MVP. Moments later, Bobby Lashley offered an interruption, permitting MVP to knock Crews from the top rope, struck a huge boot and a fisherman suplex for the pinfall victory. Crews attacked MVP after the match, but was quickly assaulted by Lashley, who put Crews in a full nelson up until Ricochet and Cedric Alexander went out to break up the hold. It’s excellent to see Crews in a totally formed storyline, even if MVP is not the very best dance partner for someone of his caliber. Grade: B
Bobby Lashley def. Ricochet by means of submission: The post-match action after Apollo Crews’ loss to MVP caused an unscripted match in between Ricochet and Lashley. Ricochet attempted to use his speed and agility to avoid the early attack of Lashley, however the anger and power of Lashley took things over as he tossed Ricochet all over in and out of the ring. Lashley tossed Ricochet into the ringpost and had actually the match won by suspend, however picked to break the count. Ricochet avoided a spear by just dropping, however Lashley attempted to follow up with a full nelson. Ricochet countered, disposed Lashley to the outside and attempted to dive on him from the apron. Ricochet drove Lashley into the ringpost and hit a springboard moonsault back in the ring for a two count. As Lashley went to the top rope, MVP supplied a diversion prior to Cedric Alexander took him out. Regrettably for Ricochet, a bloodied Lashley drove him into the mat minutes later on and secured a complete nelson for the win. As Alexander went into the ring to check on his partner, Lashley locked him in a Full Nelson also. This was a great TV match and Lashley has probably never felt more dangerous than he does now. Grade: B+
Sasha Banks & & Dolph Ziggler def. Asuka & & Drew McIntyre via pinfall: This match began to lay some big expectations for what we can anticipate in between Ziggler and McIntyre at Extreme Rules. The 2 men placed on some excellent action, countering each other and playing into the concept that they know each other extremely well from their past as partners. With four excellent in-ring rivals in action, things clicked well with smooth action throughout. After McIntyre took things over on Ziggler, Banks started and got in the ring to yell at the WWE champion. Eventually, this led Asuka to get in the ring and deliver a kick to the head for a two count. After some quick back-and-forth between the females, Banks secured the Banks Statement. Asuka then locked in the Asuka Lock and Banks handled to reverse, utilizing the hold to pin Asuka’s shoulders to the canvas for the 3 count and the victory after a very good combined tag match. Grade: B+
Ric Flair delivered a message to Big Show on Randy Orton’s behalf: Big Show pulled rank backstage, bumping the tag match between Andrade and Angel Garza and The Viking Raiders due to the fact that he wanted to address his problems with Orton. Black tried to jump Rollins after the match but was quickly taken out. Ruby Riott via pinfall: The match came after The IIconics faced Riott backstage about having no good friends, leading Riott to issue a challenge for a singles match. Program drilled both males with massive chops throughout the match while also throwing them around at will. Crews assaulted MVP after the match, however was rapidly assaulted by Lashley, who put Crews in a complete nelson till Ricochet and Cedric Alexander ran out to break up the hold.