Welcome to our live coverage of Monday Night Raw!
We kick off the show with Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre making their way to the ring. Dolph says the people are looking at the greatest 3 man group in WWE. Drew says they don't need catchphrases like The Shield. Braun says they will run down anyone in their path. Drew says he told everyone that they will break the Shield and they did last week. Drew says The Shield had no use for Dean and now Dean's eyes are finally open. Braun says The Shield won't save Roman at Crown Jewel and he will become Universal Champion. Drew and Dolph talk about qualifying for the World Cup and possibly facing each other in the finals. Braun says Brock and Roman are going to "Get These Hands". The Shield's music hits, Roman and Seth come out. Seth says they have it all wrong, The Shield is alive and well. Seth says he will beat Drew tonight in the World Cup Qualifying match and prove he is the best in the world. Dolph asks them where Dean is and he says he'll love to win if Dean doesn't show up. Seth says Dean will show up when he wants. Roman says he'll put Braun in the back of the line at Crown Jewel. Seth says Philly is a fighting city so he's ready to fight Drew in the qualifying match right now.
Seth Rollins vs. Drew McIntrye - WWE World Cup Qualifying Match
Seth and Drew lock up. Drew gets Seth in a head lock, Seth tries to bounce off the ropes to get out but Drew has the hold still locked in. Seth gets out of it and works the arm until Drew lands a vicious right hand. Seth avoids Drew's shots and Seth lands a drop kick. Drew stops Seth in his tracks with a shot to the gut. Drew has Seth in a powerbomb position but Seth sends Drew outside. Seth lands a suicide dive but Drew catches him and lands a belly to belly suplex outside. Drew goes after Seth outside but Seth rams Drew back first into the apron and sends him into the barricade. Seth is in control until Dolph runs out and distracts Seth. Drew is under the ring but sends Seth into the exposed ring apron. Back from commercial, Seth fights back against Drew and lands a super kick to Drew's head. Seth tries a springboard dive, Drew moves out of the way but Seth recovers with Sling Blade. Drew tries the reverse Alabama Slam but Seth counters with a roll up for a 2 count. Seth dodges Drew sending Drew into the post and lands the block buster from the middle rope. Drew stops Seth as Seth goes on the top rope. Seth gets out of Drew's grip and knocks Drew off with one foot hanging on the top. Seth goes on the top again but Drew throws him off. Drew climbs to the top but Seth climbs up and delivers a superplex off the top. Seth picks him up the go for a Falcon Arrow but Drew lands the Falcon Arrow. Seth kicks out of it at 2. Seth and Drew go back and forth. Dolph tries to distract Seth but Seth recovers and sends Drew outside. Seth lands a suicide dive to Dolph and then one to Drew. Seth and Drew come back in the ring but Dolph trips Seth over the top. Dean Ambrose's music hits and Dean attacks Dolph from behind. Drew attacks Dean from behind but then Seth curb stomps Drew on the outside. The referee counts and Seth makes it back before the 10 count while Drew remains outside.
Winner: Seth Rollins by countout.
The Shield backstage are walking and Seth says he knew this lunatic will show up on lunatic time. Dean snaps at them and asks if he's only there for a few laughs and just being a lunatic. Dean walks away from them as Seth and Roman are confused.
A recap is shown of DX reuniting and challenging The Brothers Of Destruction at Crown Jewel.
A promo is shown of Kane and The Undertaker talking about DX. Kane says DX has been spewing lies and that Shawn wouldn't come out of retirement because of fear that he would be destroyed by Undertaker again. They say they will put Shawn Michaels back into retirement at Crown Jewel and they will rest in peace.
Ember Moon and Nia Jax make their way to the ring for their tag match.
Ember Moon and Nia Jax vs. Dana Brooke and Tamina
Dana and Ember start off. Dana slams Ember in the corner. Ember gets out of a hold from Dana but Dana knocks her down. Dana is in control and Tamina comes in. Tamina has a arm and chin lock on Moon. Ember gets out of it but Tamina clotheslines her. Tamina throws Ember across the ring and Moon tags Nia. Tamina lands right hands after a stand off. Nia fights back and both women go back aqnd forth. Tamina goes for a super kick but Nia gets her in a Samoan Drop. Tamina gets out, both women battle back and forth until Tamina lifts Nia on her shoulder and plants her with the Samoan Drop. Dana tags herself in and attacks Nia but gets thrown into the corner by Nia. Nia collides into Dana in the corner and tags Moon. Moon goes off the top and hits the Eclipse for the win. After the match, Tamina shoves Ember and super kicks Nia. Ember and Tamina look at each other and they both lift Nia over the top. Ember and Tamina fight to throw each other over the top but then Dana tosses both of them out.
Winners: Ember Moon and Nia Jax.
A recap is shown of The Bellas betraying Ronda Rousey.
Ronda Rousey comes out and makes her way to the ring. Ronda talks about the Bella's betraying and attacking her. Ronda says she at least is owed an explanation and calls them out. The Bella's come out and Nikki says no one paid to see Ronda, they came to see the Bella's. Brie says Ronda has disregarded everything they've done for this business. Nikki says Ronda doesn't deserve to be at the fore front of the women's evolution. Nikki says she never deserved a Women's title shot. Nikki says she has done more that ring than Ronda has done in her entire career and the title wouldn't mean anything with out the Bella's. Nikki mocks Ronda and asks if she is going to break her arm. Ronda says she thought it was great that they came up to her after she won the title and thought she was accepted. Ronda says the only reason they were around her during her title win was because the cameras were pointed at Ronda and they are the embodiment of a stereotype. Ronda says they leech on to their husbands names and copy them. Ronda says she is much more than a pretty face with a deadly body. Brie asks if Ronda thinks they're talentless. The fans chant "Yes". Brie says it's because of jealous. Bella's talk about knocking down doors and Ronda says she's knocked down doors her whole life. Ronda says the only door Nikki knocked down was John Cena's bedroom and John kicked her out. Nikki is about to go after Ronda as Ronda calls them down. Security comes down to protect the Bella's. Ronda takes down all of the security as the Bella's retreat.
A recap of the World Cup battle royal last week is shown.
Bobby Roode and Chad Gable talk with Kurt Angle backstage as Kurt shows off his vacation attire and Bobby and Chad compliment him. Kurt then dances with No Way Jose until Corbin confronts him. Corbin tells Kurt that he has a handicap match against AOP tonight.
Dean Ambrose makes his way to the ring for his match.
Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler - WWE World Cup Qualifying Match
Both men lock up and Dean takes him down with a head lock. Dean bounces off the ropes and shoulder tackles him down. Dean lands a snap suplex, covers but Dolph kicks out. Dolph lands an elbow to Dean and lands a neckbreaker, Dolph covers but Dean kicks out. Dolph is in control with a head lock. Dean gets out and catches Dolph with a over head slam. Dean throws Dolph into the barrciade twice. Dean head to the top but misses Dolph. Dean tries to get Dolph in the Clover Leaf but Dolph gets out. Dean kicks away Dolph and heads to the top but Dolph runs up to him and plants Dean face first onto the mat. Back from commercial, Dolph is in control and tries a super kick but Dean catches and catapults him into the steel post. Dean is in control and hangs Dolph off the top rope. Dolph tries the big DDT but Dean counters and gets Dolph into the Clover Leaf submission. Dolph makes it to the bottom ropes. Both men battle back and forth and Dean plants Dolph face first into the mat. Dean covers but Dolph kicks out. Dean heads to the top but Dolph stops him. Dolph goes for a superplex but Dean knocks him down. Drew tries to interfere and knocks Dean off the top but Dean knocks him down. Seth saves Dean and attacks Drew. Dean dives off the top and knocks Drew down with a double ax handle. Seth tries to get Dean back in the ring but Dean pushes Seth down outside. Dean runs into a super kick from Dolph, Dolph covers and gets the victory. After the match, Seth confronts Dean about what happened and Dean shoves Seth away and walks out of the ring. Seth confronts Dean again and the two have a shouting match and shoving each other on the stage. Roman comes out and tries to be the peace maker. Corbin comes out and says The Shield have a chance to solve their differences and get along as they get a rematch from last week when they face Braun, Drew and Dolph tonight.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler.
Finn Balor and Bayley make their way to the ring.
Drew, Dolph and Braun talk strategy backstage for tonight and Drew tells Braun to make Dean and Seth fight each other. Braun asks them if he looks stupid. Braun says if Dolph and Drew screw up tonight they will get these hands.
FInn Balor vs. Jinder Mahal
Jinder is in control and gets Finn in a head lock. Finn gets out, sunset flips over and drop kicks Jinder. Finn kicks Jinder away and lands Sling Blade on him. Finn kicks Jinder into the corner and lands the Coup De Grace for the win.
Winner: Finn Balor.
Bobby Lashley's music hits and Bobby and Lio make their way to the ring as soon as Finn wins his match. Lio says Bobby looks and smells like money as Bobby just poses for the crowd as he gets ready for his match.
Bobby Lashley vs. Tyler Breeze
Lio brags about Bobby before the match starts and Bobby continues posing. Lio keeps bragging and boasting about Bobby as he poses. Both men lock up and Bobby pushes him into the corner. Bobby pushes him away but Tyler lands a kick to the head. Tyler heads to the top but Bobby catches him and gets him into a one arm suplex. Bobby dominates and puts him in a full nelson. Bobby nails his shoulder into the gut of Tyler in the corner. Tyler tries to fight back but Bobby catches him with a power slam. Bobby dead lifts Tyler and slams him down face first to the mat for the win.
Winner: Bobby Lashley.
Trish and Lita make their way to the ring. Lita says what's up to Philly. Lita tries to hype up WWE Evolution until Alexa Bliss and Mickie James interrupt. Alexa thinks that they fear them and they will run circles around them. Mickie does an impression of Trish and mocks her. Mickie points out that Trish and Lita haven't been in the ring in a long time and her and Alexa have been kicking butt. Alexa says Evolution will be a cake walk to them. Mickie says they are mistaken if Trish and Lita think they can hang with them. Trish and Lita laugh at the fact that Alexa and Mickie believe Trish and Lita need practice. Lita and Trish says they do need practice and they want it now with Alexa and Mickie. Alexa and Mickie are about to go to the ring to face them but then they back away and leave.
Bayley makes her way to the ring until The Riott Squad confront and mock her.
Kurt Angle vs. AOP
Kurt Angle is in the ring in his Los Conquistador outfit. Corbin watches from the stage. Akam starts off. Kurt tries a German suplex but Akam throws him off. Kurt rolls through on him and tries the Ankle Lock but can't get it in. Akam clotheslines Kurt and they double team powerbomb him for the win. AOP take the mask off and it's not Kurt. Kurt Angle comes from behind Corbin and Angle Slams him on the stage.
The Riott Squad paint Natalya's name tag on her locker room door yellow and red backstage.
Ruby Riott vs. Natalya
Natalya comes out and says she is not coming to that ring alone and brings out Bayley. Natalya says they found a friend that would help even the odds and Sasha Banks comes out. Natalya goes right after her as the bell rings but Ruby backs away. Ruby lands a cheap shot to Natalya and gets the upper hand. Ruby gets a head lock applied, Natalya tries to get out but Ruby throws her down. Natalya tries a roll up but Ruby kicks out. Ruby lands a elbow to Natalya, covers but Natalya kicks out. Ruby remains in control until Natalya hip tosses her. Ruby plants her back first to the mat. Ruby dominates her in the corner until Natalya catches her and tosses her outside. Ruby tries to regain control until Natalya lands a shot on Ruby and gets her in the Sharpshooter. Logan comes in and attacks Natalya. Referee calls for the bell and all 6 women brawl. Natalya is about to get hit with a double team move until Sasha and Bayley stop them. Liv gets hit with the back stabber plus the Bayley to Belly. Natalya hits a German suplex on Ruby causing the squad to retreat.
Winner: Natalya by DQ.
Elias bullies a producer backstage for not having his green guitar pick as he prepares for his performance.
Elias is introduced in the ring and he does his introduction. Elias insults Philadelphia calling it a shameful city. Elias continues to insult them and tells them to shut their mouths. He starts to play until Apollo Crews comes out. Apollo says it was his turn to interrupt. Elias says tonight is not the night that he makes a star out of Apollo. Apollo says he's not funny and he's not musically gifted but what matters is what happens with him in this ring. Apollo says he sat week after week doing nothing and he's sick of it. Elias asks what he's ever done and that he's a huge star compared to Apollo. Elias tells him to watch what happens when he gets interrupted. Elias goes to attack him but Apollo kicks him in the head. Apollo lifts him over his head and drops him onto the mat and Elias retreats.
Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre vs. The Shield
Seth and Dolph start off. Both men lock up and Dolph gets him in the head lock. Dolph bounces off the ropes and Seth catches him and slams him down. Dean comes in and lands a knee to the face. Seth gets tagged again and they double team Dolph. Dolph shaves Seth into Dean and they start arguing. Roman tries to break up the argument between Seth and Dean until Braun collides into them. Dolph nails a big DDT to Roman, covers but Roman kicks out right before the 3 count. Back from commercial, Drew is in control. Roman tries to figth back but gets nailed with a spine buster. Drew covers but Roman kicks out. Dolph comes in and continues the beat down. Dolph has an arm bar on him but Roman gets out and clotheslines him. Drew prevents Roman from making a tag but Roman knocks him down with a clothesline. Braun comes in and prevents him. Braun collides into Roman in the corner. Drew tags himself in and stomps on him in the corner. Drew and Braun argue as they continue to beat Roman down. Braun charges at Roman but Roman lands a boot. Braun charges again but Braun hits the corner. Roman lifts Braun up and lands a Samoan Drop. Drew and Dolph knock Dean and Seth off the apron preventing a tag. Dolph and Drew hit the Claymore and Zig Zag to Roman. Drew covers but Seth breaks up the count. Seth and Dean throw them out. Roman catches Drew with a right hand and tags Seth. Seth and Dean dominate Drew and Dolph and land a suicide dive on both of them. Dean and Seth go for a suicide dive on Braun but Braun catches them. Roman Super Man Punches him. Dean and Drew go back and forth. Dean hits the Dirty Deeds on Drew. Dolph shoves Seth into Dean as Dean covers Drew. Dean and Seth argue and Dean goes for Dirty Deeds on Seth and both of them argue. Dolph knocks Dean into Seth and hits the Zig Zag on Dean. Dolph covers but Dean kicks out. Roman hits the Superman Punch on Drew and Dolph. Braun goes for a Power Slam but Roman sends him to the ring post. Drew goes for the Claymore kick but accidently hits Braun. Roman hits the Spear on Drew. Dolph tries the Zig Zag on Roman but Roman counters and they catch Dolph into the Shield Powerbomb and Dean covers for the win. After the match, Braun grabs Dolph and hits the Power Slam on Dolph. Drew comes out of no where and hits the Claymore on Braun. Drew angrily leaves the ring.
Winners: The Shield.
End Of The Show.