Welcome to our live coverage of Monday Night Raw!
We open the show with Roman Reigns making his way to the ring. Roman says he feels like he owes everyone an apology. Roman says that he said he was supposed to be a fighting champion but it was all a lie. Roman says he's been battling with leukemia and has had for 11 years. He says the leukemia is back. Roman talks about his background and his journey into becoming a WWE superstar. Roman says whether they boo'd or cheered him he's always been thankful for their support. The fans chant "Thank You Roman". Roman says he's ready to focus on his family and his health. Roman says this isn't a retirement. He says when he's finished kicking leukemia's ass he will be back and swing for the fences every single time. Roman thanks them again as the fans chant "Thank You Roman". Roman puts the Universal championship down on the mat as he exits the ring and high fives the fans. Dean and Seth come out and hug Roman on the stage. They put their fists together with tears rolling down their faces and exit the stage.
Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Renee Young send their thoughts and prayers to Roman.
Finn Balor vs. Bobby Lashley
Lio introduces Bobby to the ring. Bobby kicks Finn in the gut and lands a blow to the back. Bobby lands a body slam on Finn and squeezes his neck. Finn gets out of it and fights back. FInn lands a drop kick to Bobby. Finn gets distracted by Lio and chases Lio. Finn runs into a clothesline outside the ring. Back from commercial, Bobby is in control squeezing Finn's neck. Finn tries to get out but gets kneed in the gut by Bobby. Bobby continues the dominance and lands a right hand to Finn. Bobby lands another right hand knocking Finn down. Bobby lifts Finn up on his shoulder but Finn rolls through and drop kicks Bobby. Finn couldn't take Bobby off his feet and Bobby lifts him up but Finn gets him down and double stomps him. Finn kicks Bobby away in the corner and Finn charges at him but Bobby catches him and lands a Samoan Drop. Bobby covers but Finn kicks out. Finn lands the Sling Blade and goes for the Coup De Grace but Bobby moves out of the way. Bobby knocks Finn down and tries a big suplex but Finn gets out and gets Bobby in a roll up for the 1.. 2.. 3.
Winner: Finn Balor.
Sasha Banks makes her way to the ring along with Natalya and Bayley for her match.
Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre talk about Braun and defending the Tag titles tonight and Drew tells Dolph to not worry about Braun. Drew leaves and Drew tells him he's going monster hunting.
Sasha Banks vs. Ruby Riott
Ruby charges at Sasha but Sasha moves out of the way. Both women lock up and Ruby shoves her face. Ruby gets her in a head lock but Banks gets out and shoulder tackles her down. Banks is in control and hits a Meteroa coming off the ropes. The Riott Squad distracts Banks causing Ruby to get the upper hand. Ruby beats her down until Banks fights back. Both women go back and forth until Banks throws her over the top rope. A standoff between the two teams happen. Banks climbs the top rope but Ruby knocks her off and Banks lands outside. Back from commercial, Banks fights back against Ruby until Ruby plants Banks with an STO. Ruby has a head lock applied on Banks. Banks fights out and lands a boot to Ruby. Banks plants Ruby into the buckle using her legs. Ruby lands a knee to the nose of Banks. Banks fights back and lands double knees in the corner. Banks lands a Meteroa from the top. Banks hits the Banks Statement, Logan tries to get involves but Bayley stops her. Bayley and Natalya fight the Riott Squad and Banks fight them as well. Banks gets back in the ring but gets kicked into the corner by Ruby. Ruby hits the Riot kick on Banks for the win.
Winner: Ruby Riott.
A recap of what The Brothers Of Destruction said last week is shown.
Nia Jax is shown talking about WWE Evolution and that it's not about gender it's about talent and the women will show the world what they are all about.
DX come out and make their way to the ring. Triple H says all lot of big words like fear have been throwing around a lot lately. Triple H mocks Kane and Undertaker for going into a boiler room to talk trash about them. Shawn says the word nostalgia is thrown around a lot too and that it means old. Triple H talks nostalgia and says maybe old means better. Triple H says when everybody sees the X in DX that always means their better. They talk about another X mentioning NXT. Triple H says they are not going to Crown Jewel for comedy or nostalgia, they are coming to kick Undertaker and Kane's ass. Shawn is about to say "If you're not down with that" until the lights flicker and the gong hits. On the titantron, Undertaker and Kane talk are in a graveyard saying they have stayed away and stayed retired. They say DX can't survive the Brothers Of Destruction and will meet their total annihilation. They show the graves with tombstones that say their names. They dig the graves as Undertaker says they will rest in peace.
Michael Cole announces that Braun Strowman and Brock Lesnar will compete against each other for the Universal title at Crown Jewel.
Paul Heyman is shown walking backstage, making his way to the ring.
Dana Brooke is shown saying she has been looked over way to long and she will be the one to win the battle royal.
Paul Heyman is in the ring and introduces himself. Paul says his thoughts and prayers are with Roman. Paul says he has had the pleasure of seeing his courage and greatness. Paul says he also witnessed sacrifice and that was Roman's career was sacrificed tonight. Paul says the show must go on and says that it will be Braun and Brock for the title and one of them will be one to carry that legacy. Paul says there is only one person worthy of carrying that belt and it's not Braun Strowman, it is Brock Lesnar. Paul says Braun is not in Brock's category and league. Braun's music hits and makes his way and appears on the stage. Braun says he is going to beat Brock's ass all over at Crown Jewel. He says he's bringing the title back to Raw and be here every week with it. Braun says Brock is going to get these hands. Drew McIntyre comes from behind and hits braun with the Claymore Kick to Braun.
Dolph comes up to Drew and praises him for doing what he did to Braun. Drew is interviewed about what happened and he says he doesn't fear monsters and Braun knows the truth that Braun always needed us.
JoJo introduces Elias. Elias says hello and starts playing. Elias says he is here therefore everyone here is blessed. Elias says he wrote a song about Apollo interrupting him last week and wants everyone to shut up so he can play it but Apollo's music hits and he comes out.
Elias vs. Apollo Crews
Both men lock up and Apollo gets a head lock on him. Apollo knocks him down and hits him with a drop kick. Apollo is in control and trips Elias over the top rope. Apollo lands a moonsault on Elias off the apron. Back from commercial, Elias has a head lock on Apollo. Apollo tries to get out but Elias keeps him grounded. Apollo fights out and hip tosses Elias. Apollo fights back and lands a kick to the head. Apollo hits a jumping clothesline. Apollo hits a standing shooting star on Elias, covers but Elias kicks out. Elias tries to fight back but Apollo catches him and throws Elias over head. Elias tricks Apollo and hits Apollo with the Drift Away for the win.
Kurt Angle talks about being in the World Cup and being back in the ring once again. Kurt talks about each competitor involved in the tournament.
Elias is introduced again and says he feels so good after his victory that he wanted to play until Corbin comes out. Corbin says it's his job to keep the show going. Corbin says that we don't have time. Elias says Stephanie wants to hear the performance and so do these people. Corbin says there are more important things at hand. Corbin says if Stephanie didn't like Elias he'd fire him. Corbin tells him to get off the stage. Elias says while Corbin was talking he was writing a song in his head and tells Corbin to shut his mouth while he plays this song. Elias sings insulting Corbin and Corbin yells to cut off his mic and the mic is cut off. Corbin tells him to get off the stage. Elias leaves. Corbin continues to talk until Elias comes back and nails him in the back with the guitar.
Ronda Rousey comes out of her locker room backstage and heads to the ring.
Michael Cole is in the ring for the contract signing and introduces the Bella's. The Bella's come out and Cole introduces Ronda and she comes out. Ronda scares them away and Ronda asks where are they going. Brie says the last place that they'll fight Ronda is in Providence. Ronda tells them to just come in and sign the contract and no harm will be done. Ronda says her mom would be disappointed if she was beaten by them with one arm tied behind her back. They go in the ring. Nikki talks about Ronda breaking a promise to her mother about keeping her word to win the Olympics and UFC. Nikki says Ronda's mother is already ashamed of her and she will be more ashamed when a diva will beat her for the title at Evolution. Ronda goes to sign the contract after Nikki but Nikki slaps Ronda. Ronda laughs, signs the contract and tells Nikki she will end her, she gives Nikki her word.
Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose are interviewed and Dean says we are going to do tonight what they always do and that's win. Seth says they are channeling those emotions tonight on Dolph and Drew and become the new Raw Tag Team Champions. Seth looks in the camera and says he loves Roman and this is for him.
Nia Jax makes her way to the ring for her match.
Ember Moon vs. Nia Jax vs. Dana Brooke vs. Tamina
Nia attacks Dana and throws her down. Tamina throws Ember down. Dana and Ember attack Nia and Tamina. Dana rolls up Ember but Ember kicks out. Ember and Dana fight but Tamina and Nia dominate them. Nia and Tamina go at it. Tamina dodges Nia in the corner but Nia recovers and goes on the attack. Nia collides into Tamina in the corner. Tamina fights back and lands a super kick to Nia. Ember hits the Eclipse on Tamina out of nowhere for the victory.
Winner: Ember Moon.
Titus O' Neal is with breast survivors on the stage promoting Susan G. Komen. Titus O' Neal introduces the survivors one by one on the stage and encourages everyone to join the fight against breast cancer.
Charly Caruso interviews Trish and Lita. Trish and Lita say they are ready to shut Alexa and Mickie up once and for all. Alicia Fox interrupts them and say Alexa and Mickie are going to send them packing once for all. Mickie James attacks them out of no where and Alicia joins in the fight attacking Trish and Lita. Mickie says that's how it's done nowadays. Trish and Lita come back, attack them and leave them down and out. Trish says that's how it's done in the Attitude Era.
Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins make their way to the ring through the crowd for their match.
Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose vs. Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler - WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
Drew attacks Dean and then attack Seth. Seth and Dean fight back and knock Drew down. Seth and Dean land a double suplex on Dolph. Seth and Dean clothesline both Dolph and Drew over the top rope. Back from commercial, Dean fights back against Dolph. Dean counters Dolph and hangs him on the ropes. Seth comes in and hits Sling Blade on Dolph. Seth knocks Drew down and hits the suicide dive on Dolph. Seth hits the Suicide Dive on Drew and Dolph. Seth gets back in the ring and heads to the top but Drew knocks him off. Dolph hits the Famouser, covers and Seth kicks out. Drew beats down Seth. Dolph comes in and keeps their momentum going. Dolph has a head lock on Seth. Seth gets out and tries to make a tag but Dolph gets him in a sleeper hold. Seth gets out and hits a back suplex. Drew comes in and goes after Seth but Seth flips over Drew and knocks Drew down with a kick. Seth dodges Dolph and lands a super kick to Drew who goes outside. Seth tries to make a tag but Dolph pulls Dean off the apron. Dean chases Dolph but Drew knocks him down outside. Seth fights back against Drew but Drew catches Seth and hits a reverse Alabama Slam on Seth. Drew covers but Seth kicks out at 2. Back from commercial, Dean and Drew fight on the top rope. Drew knocks him off. Drew flies off but misses Dean. Dean hits a neck breaker and Seth lands a frog splash on Drew. Dean takes out Dolph with a suicide dive outside. Seth covers but Drew kicks out. Seth goes on the top but Drew knocks him off. Drew and Seth fight but Sethhangs him on it. Drew sends Seth off with a German Suplex. Dean lands a double sliding kick to Drew and Dolph takes Dean to the outside. Dolph goes on top but Seth meets him and lands a superplex followed by a Falcon Arrow, covers but Dolph kicks out. Seth and Dolph go back and forth, Dean and Drew take the fight to each other. Seth throws Drew outside but Dolph sends Seth shoulder first to the post and hits the Zig Zag. Dolph covers but Seth kicks out at 2. Dolph and Drew go for the Claymore and Zig Zag until Braun comes out. Dolph accidentally knocks down the ref and Seth and Dolph knock each other down. Braun goes after Drew and the two men fight all the way to the crowd. Braun chases after Drew all the way backstage. Dolph goes after Seth but Seth lands a Curb Stomp on Dolph. Dean throws the ref back in and the ref counts 1.. 2.. 3. Seth and Dean hug and celebrate the title win until Dean out of nowhere hits Dirty Deeds on Seth. Dean goes crazy and starts beating up Seth and tosses him out of the ring. Dean throws Seth into the time keeper's area and continues the beat down. Dean pulls off the padding outside and continues the beat down. Dean lands the Dirty Deeds on Seth on the exposed concrete floor. Dean walks away through the crowd.
Winners: And New WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins.
End Of The Show.