Here is the Monday Night Raw news in brief for the Money in the Bank go-home show:
Braun Strowman beat Kevin Owens, Finn Balor and Bobby Roode in an exciting fatal four way between men’s MITB match competitors, coming back from taking an Owens frog splash through the announcers’ table, a Balor Coup de Grace and a Roode Glorious DDT to pin Owens after a running powerslam through a table
Jonathan Coachman conducted a sit-down in-ring interview with Nia Jax and Ronda Rousey. They delivered the strong go-home angle this flagging rivalry needed as both did well on the mic, Rousey showing the kind of verbal fire she hasn’t shown before in WWE. The segment ended with Jax tapping out to Rousey’s armbar.
Natalya beat Ember Moon, Sasha Banks and Alexa Bliss in a fatal four-way between women’s MITB match competitors after making Bliss tap to the Sharpshooter.
Sami Zayn challenged Bobby Lashley to prove he was in the US army by completing a military obstacle course quicker than he could. Lashley made the course look easy but as he finished it, Zayn blindsided him and laid him out with a Helluva Kick. Believe it or not, this was actually a good angle and the crowd booed Zayn with some gusto.
Roman Reigns destroyed Sunil Singh with a spear, after Jinder Mahal put Singh into the match to replace him. Mahal laid out Reigns with a Khallas afterwards. The hot Little Rock crowd booed Mahal and miraculously, actually cheered Reigns!!!!!
Elias sang a hilarious song about Seth Rollins. “He’s the Architect but he tells us to burn it down…make up your damn mind Seth, these are the worst nicknames around!” Then he revealed a new guitar which he said was his prized possession, awarded to him by the famous musician John Mayer. So of course Rollins came out and smashed up the guitar. Before that, Seth told Elias “you could be a hit maker and a record baby”. Surely he meant “record breaker”. Botches of the Week, anyone?
Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre got back to winning ways, beating Breezango after the combination Zig Zag-Claymore. Afterwards Ziggler and McIntyre vowed to take out every other team on Raw. Let’s hope so!
Ruby Riott pinned Bayley after a Riott Kick and help from the Riott Squad. Riott, Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan laid out Bayley afterwards. Point?
The B Team won again, beating Heath Slater and Rhyno. Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt then appeared on the Tron and gave them a standing Woken O. Then they got menacing, the lights went out and they appeared on the stage. Matt used lots of long words and called Axel and Dallas “obnoxious ants” who they will “eat and delete”.
No Way Jose pinned Curt Hawkins quickly, even though Hawkins tried his best to finally win by dressing as one of Jose’s conga line and blindsiding him with a quick roll up. They’re finally pushing Hawkins’ losing streak and appear to be building to a big pay-off, which is good.
Newsflash! Constable Baron Corbin has shaved his head!
This wasn’t a bad show at all. But what did you think? Let us know! Comment below!