Welcome to our live coverage of Monday Night Raw!
We open the show with Roman Reigns music. The new WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring. The fans chant "You Suck". A chorus of boos from the fans roam around the arena. Roman says he's a man of his word. The fans boo more. Roman says he told the world he would beat Brock and he did. The fans chant "You Still Suck". Roman says he is going to defend the title tonight. Roman says he's got one man in mind to have as his challenger. Roman says it's someone who has won the title in Brooklyn and never lost it. Roman says he's announcing Finn Balor as his opponent tonight for the title. Finn Balor comes out and enters the ring. Finn says he accepts and he will take back the title tonight. Roman and Finn shakes hands. Constable Corbin interrupts and says that match is not happening tonight. Corbin says Finn no showed last night and the demon appeared which was un professional. Corbin says the match with Finn last night never happened and announces that he is facing Finn tonight. Roman mocks him for his loss last night. Corbin says Roman only won last night because Brock was pre occupied with Braun Strowman. Kurt Angle comes out. Kurt says he makes the matches and doesn't care what Corbin thinks. He cares what the fans think and asks them if they want to see Finn and Roman for the title tonight. The fans say "Yes". Kurt makes the match official and announces Corbin will face Bobby Lashley right now. Bobby Lashley makes his way to the ring.
Bobby Lashley vs. Constable Corbin
Bobby slams Corbin down over and over to the mat. Corbin tries to fight back but Bobby nails a neck breaker. Bobby is in control with right hands to Corbin. Corbin gets whipped into the ropes but escapes the ring. Bobby follows him and continues the attack. Bobby gets him back in the ring and charges at him for a shoulder tackle in the corner. Bobby lands right hands on Corbin in the corner and throws him out of the ring. Bobby continues the attack outside and brings him back in the ring. Corbin kicks Bobby off the apron as he Bobby was about to enter the ring. Corbin throws him into the barricade. Corbin is in control with a chin lock. Bobby fights out, both men go back and forth and clotheslines Corbin. Bobby goes for a suplex but Corbin pushes Bobby out of the ring. Corbin slides out of the ring and clotheslines Bobby outside. Back from commercial, Corbin has Bobby in a chin lock. Corbin remains in control and throws Bobby shoulder first into the ring post. Corbin has Bobby but Bobby throws Corbin into the ring post. Bobby hits Corbin with clotheslines and one in the corner. Corbin tries to kick Bobby away but then Corbin lands a spine buster. Bobby pummels Corbin outside. Corbin hangs Bobby off the ropes and clotheslines Bobby on the apron. Corbin puts Bobby on the top rope, Corbin climbs up but Bobby fights him off. Bobby dives off the top but Corbin catches him with a chokeslam back breaker. Corbin covers but Bobby kicks out. Corbin charges but gets caught with the Dominator from Bobby and Bobby covers for the win.
Winner: Bobby Lashley.
Kurt watches backstage but then looks and asks someone what he's doing here. Paul Heyman appears and says that Brock Lesnar has a contractional rematch clause for the Universal title and asks Kurt when he is getting it. Kurt says he is a fighting champion right now and it will be a long long time until Brock gets his rematch. Paul says he agrees and says he wants it to be at Hell In A Cell. Kurt says "Forget About It" in a Brooklyn accent.
Corbin confronts Kurt and yells at Kurt for putting him in that match. Kurt says he puts on matches for the benefit of the WWE Universe. Corbin says Stephanie McMahon is here and he's going to see what she has to say about it.
Bayley, Sasha Banks and Ember Moon vs. Riott Squad
Sasha and Ruby start off. Banks slaps Ruby and pummels her. Bayley and Sasha double team her in the corner. Ember comes in and rolls up Ruby but Ruby gets out. Ruby tags Logan but Logan gets kicked in the head. The rest of the Squad comes in but Bayley and Sasha take them out. Bayley and Sasha dive and take out Ruby and Liv outside. Ember lands a suicide dive on Logan outside. Back from commercial, Bayley is in control of Liv Morgan. Logan pulls Liv away from the corner form Bayley. Bayley gets sent to the outside and Ruby plants her back first outside. Ruby tags Logan and Logan stomps Bayley in the corner. Liv gets tagged in and Liv chokes her on the ropes. Logan lands a shot in on Bayley behind the referees back. Liv remains in control and the Riott Squad triple team Bayley. Logan is in and has a submission hold on Bayley. Bayley lands a jaw breaker on Logan but Logan knocks Ember off the apron. Logan prevents Bayley from making a tag. Bayley kicks her away and tags Sasha. Sasha takes the Squad out and lands the double knees to the gut of Ruby. Ember lands a suplex on Liv off the apron. Logan takes out Bayley outside with a clothesline. Sasha takes out Logan with a Meteroa off the apron. Ruby lands the Riot kick to Sasha to get the victory.
Winners: The Riott Squad.
Triple H's music hits and he makes his way to the ring. The fans chant "NXT". Triple H says that NXT blew the roof off the place and says Summerslam took it to another level. Triple H says he will work to the day he dies to make this great for the fans. Triple H says this weekend has made him want to step back in the ring. He says Vince wanted him to wrestle in Australia and he said hell yeah. He says Vince asked him to wrestle Undertaker and he said hell no. Triple H says his match at Wrestlemania 28 was built as the End Of An Era and shows the photo of them on the entrance ramp. The fans chant "HBK". Triple H says that photo is as real as it gets. He says that moment changed us and said after this Shawn was gone and Undertaker's streak was over. He said he put this suit on and it would be over. He said the feeling and the goosebumps they would get was gone. Triple H says their era was something special. The fans chant "You Still Got It". Triple H says he then told Vince that he's in, get out of this suit and be The Game again and the Undertaker go back to be the Phenom again. Triple H says the sound, feeling and goosebumps will be back and the era will be back.
The new Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose make their way to the ring for Ambrose's first match since his return.
Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler
Dean and Dolph chain wrestle. Dean bounces off the ropes and knocks Dolph down with a shoulder tackle. Ambrose chain wrestles Dolph and gets him in a head lock. Dolph pushes him and Dean hits Dolph in the face. Dean is in control and knocks down Dolph over and over. Dean takes him down with a head lock. Ambrose bounces off the ropes and knocks Dolph down again. Ambrose lands a scoop slam. Ambrose gets his leg grabbed by Drew and Dean goes after him. Seth restrains him and Dean goes back on the apron. Dolph drop kicks him off the apron. Back from commercial, Dolph is in control with a sleeper hold. Dolph kicks Ambrose down. Dolph mocks him but then Ambrose clotheslines him over and over. Ambrose knees him in the gut and stomps him in the corner. Dolph kicks Ambrose away and tries to use the ropes for a roll up but Dean kicks out. Ambrose catches Dolph for a over head throw. Ambrose and Dolph go back and forth as Dean sends Dolph face first to the post. Dean gets sent into the ring post. Seth helps Dean as Drew was about to interfere. Dolph attacks Seth. Drew and Dolph send Seth into the barricade. Dean saves Seth. Dolph and Dean go back and forth countering each others moves and Seth lands a suicide dive onto Drew. Dolph goes for a huge DDT but Dean catches him with the Dirty Deeds for the 1.. 2.. 3.
Winner: Dean Ambrose.
Elias talks with producers and makes his way to the ring.
Finn is getting ready backstage until he is confronted by Braun. Braun tells him the same thing he said last night he'll cash this in face to face and tells him good luck.
Elias is in the ring and does his normal introduction. Elias says someone is trying to destroy all of who he is. Elias says he's had to fire some of his producers. Elias says someone back there does not realize that WWE stands for Walk With Elias. Elias insults the crowd saying being around Brooklyn is bad for your health. Elias says he knows it's hard for New Yorkers but they should shut their mouths. Curt Hawkins comes out and says he's feeling so lucky and challenges Elias to end the losing streak. Elias says Hawkins is a loser, born a loser and going to die a loser just like everyone in Brooklyn. Elias says Curt doesn't belong here and tells him to get the hell out of here. Curt walks up the stage and Elias starts playing. Curt walks back and demands that Elias faces him. Elias says yes.
Elias vs. Curt Hawkins
Curt goes for a roll up but Elias kicks out. Elias lands a knee to the face of Hawkins. Elias beats down Curt and lands an elbow. Elias covers but Hawkins kicks out. Curt rolls up again but Elias kicks out. Curt knocks Elias down over and over. Elias escapes the ring, Curt brings him back but gets a knee to the face by Elias followed by the Drift Away for the victory.
Titus O Neal finds Apollo and Dana Brooke flirting backstage. Titus asks what's going on and they say they are just talking strategy. They go over a game plan for their match.
The Authors Of Pain come out for their match.
Authors Of Pain vs Titus Worldwide
Back from commercial, Rezar dominates Titus. Rezar goes for a suplex but then Titus reverses and suplexes Rezar. Apollo gets the tag but gets knocked down by the Authors Of Pain. The Authors Of Pain slam Apollo down face first to the mat. Akam is in and wares Apollo down. Akam has a chin lock on Apollo. Apollo fights back but Akam lands a fireman's carry to him. Apollo fights off both men. They attack Apollo and put him on the top rope. Apollo fights them off and lands a moonsault on one of them. Apollo recovers and lands a standing shooting star. Apollo is in control until Akam throws him into the turnbuckle. The Authors Of Pain hit the Last Chapter for the win.
Winners: The Authors Of Pain.
All the Raw women's division athletes surround the ring as Stephanie McMahon makes her way to the ring. Stephanie says she is so proud of these women and proud that there will be an all women's PPV in October to highlight them. She says she is also proud of the Raw Women's Championship match at Summerslam and the new champion that was crowned. Stephanie says she is proud of Ronda and proud of herself for bringing in Ronda to make this happen. Stephanie says all of these women want to be like her and Ronda. Before Stephanie can introduce Ronda, Ronda makes her way to the ring. The fans chant for Ronda. Stephanie says they are chanting for Ronda but in her ears they are chanting for Steph. Ronda says this isn't about Steph and says this about everyone in this division and invites everyone in the ring. Steph says this is unbecoming of a champion. Ronda says Steph doesn't get to tell her how to be a champion. Ronda praises Natalya of being the corner stone of the Women's division. The fans chant for Nattie. Ronda praises Sasha and Bayley for their match in this very arena. Ronda says she'll be a fighting champion unlike Brock Lesnar. Steph says this is the Ronda Rousey that likes to break people's arms and says that's not wrestling. Steph says Ronda just wants to wipe everyone out so she can be in the spotlight. Ronda says she's not here to break their arms only to those that deserve it. Ronda flips Steph over and twists Stephanie's arm. Steph rolls out of the ring and Ronda celebrates with the Bella's, Ember Moon, Sasha, Bayley and Nattie.
The B Team come out and make their way to the ring. Bo says they are undefeated and they are the Tag champs. Curtis says this match is for everyone here and they both say that B stands for Brooklyn.
Bo Dallas vs. Scott Dawson
Bo and Dawson lock up. Scott lands a head butt. Scott dominates with a clothesline and then sends Bo face first into the lower turnbuckle. Scott lands right hands on Bo and puts Bo in a face lock. Scott goes for a neck breaker but Bo counters to a back slide but gets a 2. Bo builds momentum and knocks down Dawson over and over. Bo tries a twist off the ropes but Dawson counters. Dawson picks up Bo and plants him face first to the mat for the win.
Winner: Scott Dawson.
Axel tells Dash Wilder to get his ass in the ring for their match.
Dash Wilder vs. Curtis Axel
Back from commercial, Wilder is in control. Wilder catches Axel with a back breaker. Wilder has a back stretch on Axel. Axel flips Wilder over and clotheslines Wilder down over and over. Axel lands a drop kick followed by a snap mare. Axel tries a neck breaker but Wilder pushes him into the turnbuckle. Axel kicks Wilder away. Axel flies off the turnbuckle but misses Wilder. Wilder lands Axel with the Gory Bomb for the victory.
Winner: Dash Wilder.
Bo says they may have beaten the B team tonight but they are still the tag team champions.
Renee interviews Roman congratulating him for the title win and Roman says Finn deserves this opportunity and he'll get beaten and put back in the line. Roman says he wasn't worried about Braun last night and he won't be worried about him tonight and he can cash it in if he wants, he will still walk out with the Universal title tonight.
Stephanie is being treated with ice on her arm backstage with Corbin and Alexa Bliss. Kurt asks Steph if she's okay. Steph blames Kurt and says can't believe Kurt let Ronda attack her again. Kurt says he's trying all he can to put on the best Raw possible. Steph tells Kurt that he needs a vacation and announces Constable Corbin as acting GM for the time being.
Finn Balor vs. Roman Reigns - WWE Universal Championship
Roman and Finn lock up and Roman throws Finn away. Finn goes from behind but catches an elbow from Roman. Roman bounces Finn off the ropes and shoulder tackles him down. Finn bounces off the ropes again and lands the apron. Finn tries a kick on the apron but gets knocked down by Roman. Back from commercial, Roman continues the domination. Roman sunset flips Finn over after bouncing off the ropes and Finn lands a drop kick. Finn sends Roman out of the ring. Finn tries a knee from the apron but Roman catches him and plants him face first. Roman pummels Finn in the corner and then whips him into the turnbuckle hard. Roman lands a big right hand. Roman charges at Finn but Finn kicks him away. Finn knocks Roman down and double stomps him in the chest. Finn lands a chop but has no effect on Reigns. Roman clotheslines Finn over and over in the corner. Finn kicks Roman out of the ring. Finn runs and dives over the top and onto Roman. Finn covers but Roman kicks out. Back from commercial, Finn is down as ROman continues the beat down. Finn fights back but then Finn lands the Pele' kick to Roman. Finn fights back with stomps to Roman. Finn continues the assault but then Roman gets him in a powerbomb, covers but Finn kicks out at 2. Roman goes for the Superman Punch but Finn lands Sling Blade. Finn kicks him on the apron, Finn heads up top but Roman moves. Finn goes for the drop kick but Roman hits the Superman Punch. Roman covers but Finn kicks out. Roman goes for the Spear but Finn catches him with a knee. Finn gets a roll up but Roman kicks out. Roman hits the Superman Punch. Braun Strowman comes out, distracting Roman. Finn kicks Roman to the corner and goes up the top rope. Finn goes for the Coup De Grace but Roman moves andhits the Spear for the 1.. 2.. 3.
Winner: And Still WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns.
Braun big boots Roman and hands the briefcase to the referee. The bell is about to ring until the Shield's music hits. Ambrose and Rollins come out. They surround and attack Braun. They try to attack and powerbomb Braun through the announce table. Braun fights them off but then Roman Spears Braun. Ambrose and Rollins lift Braun onto Roman and powerbomb him through the announce table.
End Of The Show.