WWE RAW Results 6/4

WWE RAW is live tonight from Toyota Center in Houston. Here is the latest from WWE to get you ready for the show: 

Advertised storylines for the show include Bobby Roode taking on Braun Strowman, past Universal champions Finn Balor and Kevin Owens squaring off, RAW Women’s Champion Nia Jax facing some resistance from Natalya and RAW Tag Team Champs “Woken” Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt clashing against their next challengers. 

RAW Opening Segment 
The show opens with Elias in the ring and ready to sing us a song.

He says he carries the power of wind in his fist and plays a few bars on his guitar before launching into his usual spiel. He claims to be WWE’s most valuable asset and he’ll become even more valuable at Money in the Bank when he wins the Intercontinental Championship, because on that night the entire world will see that WWE stands for Walk With Elias.
He then talks about how he left Seth lying in a pile of dirt and pain last week, but think about how he felt, smashing one of his beloved guitars? He took that pain and turned it into the song he’s gonna sing right now. It’s about how Seth is going to lose his title much like a sports analogy that I do not understand but that gets a decent rise out of the crowd.
Enter Seth Rollins. He prowls around the ringside area as Elias waves his guitar around before electing to head under the ring for a steel chair to equalize things. We get a standoff in the ring, they circle, feigning strikes, and finally the Drifter makes his move and Seth swats the guitar out of his hands! He’s got Elias cornered… JINDER MAHAL ATTACKS FROM BEHIND!

ROMAN REIGNS MAKES THE SAVE! Right hands for everybody, including Sunil Singh! He helps Rollins up and the Shield lads stand tall.
Enter Kurt Angle. He tells Elias and Jinder they’re not going anywhere tonight, because we’re gonna have a tag team match, playa. (He did not say playa.) The match will start right now… or after the break, at least.

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Elias & Jinder Mahal vs. Intercontinental Champ Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns
Neither team can decide who wants to start at first, but finally the Shield lads clear the ring! Plancha from Rollins on Mahal as Reigns slams Elias’ face into the apron and the barricade! Seth takes Jinder inside, they’re the legal men, side headlock, drop down, dropkick takes the Modern-Day Maharaja out! Arm wringer, tag to Roman, whip to the corner, assisted charging forearm, whip into a back elbow, tag back to the Architect.
Double whip into double elbows only gets one and Mahal takes Seth into his corner for the tag. The Drifter blindsides Rollins, putting boots to him, Hot Shotting him across the top rope and following it up with a choke. Seth blocks a punch, fires his own back, gets whipped and taken out with a lariat. Standing neck crank follows, pulling an arm across into a cutthroat choke, and then into a reverse chinlock when he nearly gets away.
Rollins out, off the ropes, kick to counter the back body drop but Elias uses his injured neck to cut him off and drop a knee! Tag to Mahal, whip to the corner, boot up, Seth crawling, he passes Jinder to the floor, the way is clear… TAG TO THE BIG DOG! Lariats for Mahal, whip reversed, HUGE leaping lariat, and a big right hand sets up the corner lariats.
Off the ropes, Reigns with a boot, Jinder makes the tag and Elias takes a boot too! Calling for it, Mahal runs interference and Elias leaves the ring. Roman follows around after him, Sunil Singh pulls Jinder out of the way and the Drive-By fails! The Drifter hits a big knee and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Elias has Roman locked down with a kneeling rear chinlock. He breaks after hooking the nose, jabs in the corner daze the Big Dog and he tags Jinder in. Beating on him, reverse chinlock applied and he breaks it for a knee drop to the face and a crossface strike before tagging the Drifter back in. Elias with a knee drop, only two, he clears Rollins from the apron but walks into a big right from Reigns.
Whip reversed, big back elbow takes Roman down for another nearfall and Mahal tags in. Kick to the chest and he goes back to the reverse chinlock. Reigns out with right hands and he catches Jinder with the Samoan drop! Crawling, reaching… Tags made! Lou Thesz Press into mounted punches, off the ropes, Sling Blade, clear the apron, diving blockbuster… Nope!
Slow to capitalize as Elias drags himself up the ropes, up and over to the apron, dodging knees, Falcon Arrow… Jinder breaks the pin up! Mahal looking for Khallas, denied with a Superman Punch, the Big Dog slides to the floor after… Drive-by on the Drifter! Avada Kedavra follows it up, Rollins is fired up, he tunes the band up… but Sunil Singh runs interference.
Jinder gets the better of Roman and throws him into the steps while he’s distracted with Sunil, Elias from behind with a schoolboy, no good! Enzuigiri from Rollins and he throws a suicide dive on Mahal that torpedoes his own neck into the barricade! Singh has a steel chair but Seth recovers before he can hit him and takes the chair from him! Back in, Elias catches him… DDT on the chair but referee John Cone doesn’t disqualify the Drifter!
Hooking the leg and the heels get the victory with Drift Away on Seth Rollins.
Winners: Elias & Jinder Mahal
Curt Hawkins is in the ring. At ringside, there is a table of tacos. Earlier on Twitter, he made a bold prediction. Hawkins is sitting at 199 losses in a row, but there won’t be a 200th. When he’s victorious tonight, everyone in the arena will get a free taco. Hawkins calls over the jobber, who says his name is James Harden from Houston, Texas.

Curt Hawkins vs. James Harden
They lock up, and Hawkins powers Harden to the corner before punching him. Hawkins whips him hard into the corner before hitting a body slam. Harden avoids a splash in the corner, but he soon eats a kick and is turned inside out with a clothesline. A “We want tacos” chant fires up. Baron Corbin’s music then hits, and he comes out smiling and clapping. Corbin gets in the ring and hits Harden with the End of Days to cost Hawkins the match.
Winner: James Harden By Disqualification 
Hawkins is furious over losing his 200th straight match. Corbin hits him in the face with the taco and bounces him off the table. Corbin then dumps the table of tacos onto Hawkins before walking off.
Natalya is warming up with “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey. Natalya faces Nia Jax, next. We go to commercial break.

Baron Corbin Confronts Kurt Angle
Baron Corbin walks up to Kurt Angle. Corbin says he sees what’s going on here. Corbin is overshadowed and not given any opportunities. Corbin spoke directly to Stephanie McMahon, who wanted him to give Angle a message. McMahon says she is establishing a checks and balances system. Corbin is appointed as the new Constable of Monday Night RAW. Corbin is her personal representative. Angle looks upset.

Non-Title Match
RAW Women’s Champ Nia Jax vs. Natalya 
“Rowdy” Ronda Rousey joins the commentary team for this next match. 
They lock up, but Jax quickly powers her down. Natalya quickly gets to her feet and applies a side headlock, but she can’t take Jax down. Jax shoves her off. Natalya goes for a clothesline, but Jax doesn’t go down. Jax absorbs a dropkick before shoulder blocking her down. Natalya gets up and is run over by another shoulder block. Natalya rolls out of the ring to recover. We go to break. 
We come back from the break to see Natalya trapped in a chin lock. Natalya fights up and hits a jawbreaker. Natalya kicks her and goes for a body slam, but she can’t gets Jax off her feet. Jax head-butts her down. Natalya fights back and counters a wheelbarrow slam into a modified (or botched) bulldog. Natalya then dropkicks her back. Rousey is doing well on commentary right now. Natalya fights back, but she can’t whip Jax. Natalya avoids an avalanche from Jax and hits a discus clothesline for a two count. Natalya tries to get the quiet crowd fired up. Natalya hits the ropes, but he knee buckles. Jax then hits a Samoan Drop for the win.

Winner: RAW Women’s Champ Nia Jax

Natalya is struggling to get up, and Jax looks worried. Rousey tells the commentary team to hold her headphones, and she heads down to the ring. Rousey checks on her friend. Rousey keeps Jax away from her. Jax bumps her, so Rousey gets in her face. Rousey tells her to leave the ring. Jax continues to pace around in the background. Rousey and the referee help Natalya to the back.

Interview with Bobby Roode
Renee Young interviews Bobby Roode backstage. She asks him about his mindset heading into his first ever Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Roode says he’s ecstatic. Roode is two weeks away from the most life changing match in WWE. Roode is looking forward to making history. When he wins, it’ll be absolutely glorious. She then asks him about facing Braun Strowman. Roode says he doesn’t know. He’s been in the business twenty years, but has never seen a man like Braun Strowman. Roode will have to use all his tricks to beat him. To be honest, Roode’s goal is to survive.
Braun Strowman’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring for his match against Bobby Roode, after we return from commercial. 

Braun Strowman vs. Bobby Roode 
They lock up, and Strowman immediately powers him down before flexing. Roode applies a side headlock, but Strowman throws him off. Roode sidesteps an avalanche, but Strowman soon grabs him and throws him across the ring. Roode quickly boots him back and goes to the second rope, but Strowman grabs him by the throat and picks him up. Roode slides off and attacks the knee. Roode goes for a Glorious DDT, but Strowman flapjacks him. Strowman grabs him and hits a massive suplex before posing for the crowd. Strowman licks his lips and charges, but Roode elbows him and boots him. Roode then lets Strowman do his favorite spot: the running shoulder into the ring post. Roode goes under the ring and grabs a ladder. Roode sets up a ladder bridge from the ring apron to the barricade. Roode gets in the ring and goads Strowman into chasing him around the ring. Roode tries to run Strowman into the ladder, but he stops. Roode mocks him. Strowman clubs the ladder and breaks it in half! Roode is stunned! Strowman chases him around the ring and sends him into the barricade. Strowman sends him into the ring and hits a Running Powerslam for the win.
Winner: Braun Strowman

 Interview with Kevin Owens
Kevin Owens is watching backstage when Dasha Fuentes interviews him about his thoughts. Owens doesn’t care about anyone that stands in his way on the way to the Money in the Bank contract. As for Finn Balor, he’ll prove that he’s nothing more than a made up Irish myth.
Backstage with Natalya
Natalya has ice on her knee in the trainer’s room, telling Ronda Rousey she felt a pop. Rousey helps her to her feet. Nia Jax comes in and apologizes about the knee. Rousey says she’s done enough already. Jax says this isn’t ballet and Natalya is as much her friend as Rousey’s. Natalya says she knows Jax didn’t mean to hurt her, but she needs a minuter to herself. Natalya hobbles off on crutches.

Interview with the RAW Tag Team Champs
Renee Young introduces the RAW Tag Team Champions, Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt, to the ring. The Deleters of Worlds make their entrance. She asks how it feels to watch the entire Tag Team Division fight for a shot at their titles. Wyatt says any team that has the audacity to face off against the Deleters of Worlds should understand they will not be facing men. They’ll be facing Woken Warriors. They will be facing Fireflies. They will be facing gods. Then they will truly understand what it means to be… WOKEN! “WOKEN” Matt Hardy says they are magic. Their essences have traveled and transcended space and time. Now they stand before them all as the RAW Tag Team Champions. They are unparalleled and unstoppable. They’ve woken the entire WWE Universe. Hardy asks if Young considers herself woken. Renee says, “Yeah… yup.” Hardy says that is WONDERFUL and gets the crowd to give her an ovation. It is time for this Battle Royale to commence. Wyatt shouts, “WAIT!” Let it be known that no matter what team wins tonight, first they will suffer, and then be DELETED! The RAW Tag Team Champions pose.
The commentators run down the Money in the Bank card.
Coming up next, we’ll have a #1 Contender’s Tag Team Battle Royal after we return from the break. 

No. 1 Contenders Tag Team Battle Royal
The Ascension vs. The Revival vs. Heath Slater & Rhyno vs. Breezango vs. Titus Worldwide vs. The B Team vs. Drew McIntyre & Dolph Ziggler
The brawling starts before JoJo even starts her introductions, so there was some miscommunication there. Zigger and McIntyre go through the middle ropes and watch from the apron for a few. McIntyre then gets in and unloads on Viktor. O’Neal nearly eliminates Ziggler, but he holds on. Konnor nearly gets Slater out of the ring, but Rhyno saves him. Scott Dawson holds McIntyre for Dash Wilder to punch. Tyler Breeze then eliminates Ziggler! 
Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre have been eliminated. McIntyre unloads on whoever is around him. Ziggler joins in, and they hit Bo Dallas with a Zig-Zag/Claymore combo. We go to commercial. 
We come back from the break to see the brawl still going on. Titus Worldwide were eliminated during the break by The Revival. Fandango attacks Viktor and eliminates him. The Ascension have been eliminated. Dawson then eliminates Fandango. Breezango have been eliminated. The Revival concentrate on Rhyno and pick him apart. They go for Shatter Machine on Slater, but Rhyno grabs Wilder and eliminates him. The Revival have been eliminated. Slater superkicks Dawson for good measure. The B-Team attack them. Dallas boots Rhyno back before Axel DDTs him. They get Rhyno on the apron, but Slater makes the save. Slater picks Dallas up and accidentally hits Rhyno with his legs, knocking him off the apron. The B-Team wins.
Winners and New No. 1 Contenders: The B Team

Bobby Lashley Addresses Sami Zayn 
Bobby Lashley comes out to absolutely no reaction from the crowd. Sami Zayn has been talking a lot of trash. Where he comes from, they do things the old fashioned way. If Zayn has something to say to him, he can say it to his face.
Sami Zayn’s music hits, but he doesn’t come out. Lashley looks confused. We then hear Zayn’s voice and see him out in the crowd. Zayn asks if the crowd if they want to see him in the ring with Lashley, and that gets a mediocre applause at best. Last time they were in the ring together, Lashley attacked him when he wasn’t ready. Zayn has been so injured he could cook the organic tofu steaks he has in his refrigerator. Zayn says he’s such a genius performer that his brain never stops scouting his opponent. Zayn has some great insight about Lashley over the past week. Zayn looked to Instagram for inspiration. Lashley posts inspirational quotes on Instagram. Zayn mocks one of them. These posts are too good. Most people would think Lashley is trying to get a positive message out there. Zayn is an intellectual and dug deeper. Zayn created a fake Instagram account to DM Lashley, and Lashley sent him to his paid VIP website. Zayn says he’s too smart for Lashley’s tricks. Lashley asks where he’s going with all of this. Lashley wants to talk to him face-to-face. Zayn doesn’t talk to liars. Lashley doesn’t know if he should laugh at him or feel sorry for him. Zayn is leaving through the crowd. Lashley gets he’s trying to hype their Money in the Bank match, but not at the expense of his reputation.
Zayn says Lashley is nothing but a liar and a phony. Does he even have sisters or has been in the Army? Zayn accuses him of lying about his military service. Lashley is so angered that he removes his jacket. A light “USA” chant picks up. Lashley’s music then plays.

Backstage with Jinder Mahal, Sunil Singh & Roman Reigns 
Charly Caruso interviews Jinder Mahal. Mahal says Roman Reigns is bitter and feels threatened by him. Renee Young is with Roman Reigns. Reigns says Mahal has done nothing around here lately, yet wants to be handed everything. Mahal interjects and is furious Reigns is disparaging his name. Reigns would never say it to his face. Reigns tells him to shut his mouth. Reigns tells him to stay put.
Reigns starts making his way toward the RAW interview area. Reigns turns the corner and finds Mahal and Sunil Singh. Mahal sends Singh into Reigns, who is thrown to the side. Reigns sends Mahal into a garage door, absolutely getting the better of him. Agents and referees separate them.

Alexa Bliss, Sasha Banks & Ember Moon vs. The Riott Squad
Ruby Riott starts against Ember Moon. Riott takes her down with an arm drag. Moon wrenches the arm and sends her into the ropes for a hip toss, but Riott counters. Moon lands on her feet. Riott elbows her in the face and shoulder blocks her down. Moon trips her and hits a slingshot splash for a two count. Alexa Bliss tags in and wrenches the arm. Bliss then fakes a knee injury to tag in Banks. Bliss then limps away while her partners look irritated.
Back from commercial, Morgan has Moon under control with a Japanese stranglehold as we’re informed that the “injured” Alexa Bliss has left the arena. Quick tags, Riott Squad with rolling shoulder blocks into a pop-up headbutt from Logan… NOPE! Riott tags back in, putting boots to Ember, kind of a standing WAR Special, but Moon manages to force a break with the ropes.
Ruby picks her leg, blocks the tag, mat slam, taunting Banks but Ember makes her escape and tags are made! The Boss runs roughshod with lariats, stern kick to the midsection, clear the apron, corner knees, up and over to the apron, booting Riott off the apron but Liv counters a headscissors out of the corner into a double stomp… NOT ENOUGH!
Quick tags, putting boots to Sasha and Morgan locks a grounded full nelson on. Banks out, catches herself in the ropes, front kick but Liv blocks the tag. Neckbreaker drop evens the odds but the Riott Squad head around and take Moon off the apron! Ember fights both fo them off but gets cut off by Morgan and driven into the barricade with Sarah’s running knee!
Banks with a roll-up nearfall, Morgan with a big dropkick for two and she rains punches down on the Boss. Quick tags again, back body drop puts Liv on the floor… METEORA ON THE OTHER TWO! Sasha wants the tag, nobody’s there… BAYLEY COMES DOWN AND TAGS IN! Back suplex, running knee and a Bayley to Belly for the victory.
Winner: Bayley, Sasha Banks & Ember Moon
Baron Corbin and Kurt Angle are watching backstage and Baron asks if Kurt’s gonna stand for this. Angle says it’s none of his business but Corbin reminds him that he’s Stephanie’s eyes and ears and Bayley was an illegal replacement. He tells Kurt to go tell them their win doesn’t count and Angle acquiesces as we go to break.
Ember gives Bayley the credit she’s due and Sasha is forced to agree. Moon tells them to hug it out so they can celebrate, when Angle rolls up to inform them that their victory is null and void and the Riott Squad won by disqualification. Banks rolls her eyes and walks off, leaving Bayley alone and sad.
Baron Corbin is shown speaking with referee John Cone.
He’s on the stage with Team Texas of the Special Olympics and says he’s excited and proud to be on-stage. He puts the Special Olympics athletes over and asks the audience to stand up and show their support.
Finn Balor make his entrance and all the athletes do his pose with him and several get Too Sweets to boot before we go to break.
Back from commercial we get some hype for a women’s four-way next week that may or may not feature Alexa Bliss and Natalya, injuries depending. Also the men in the Money in the Bank ladder match will have a four-way, plus Nia Jax and Ronda Rousey face-to-face.
Finn Balor vs. Kevin Owens
Lockup, into chops in the corner but referee Rod Zapata backs Balor off. Waistlock takedown into a slap to the back of the head and KO jaws at Balor. This earns him repeated leg kicks and Owens heads to the floor to regroup. Back in, kick to the abs, side headlock applied, the shoot off blocked, headlock takeover but Finn gets to his feet and shoots Kev off.
Shoulder block, reverse chinlock this time, shot off, drop down, arm drag into an armbar and Balor wrenches it in. Owens posts to his feet, puts Finn in the corner, breaks dirty with a gut punch and follows it with stomps. Drawing him up, big chop, whip reversed, sunset flip and Balor pops out into the dropkick for two before going back to the armbar.
Shifting position, hammerlock, KO backs him into a corner and breaks with a back elbow. Boot follows, chops, and he puts the boots to Finn before getting backed off. Hammer whip, cover comes up empty, another chop in the corner, short whip, Balor puts himself on the apron and lands the enzuigiri. Headed up top but Owens leaves the ring and we go to break.
We come back from the break to see Owens taking Balor down with another chin lock. Balor fights up and takes him down with a diving forearm. Owens fights back and goes to the top rope, but Balor comes right back with a step-up enzuigiri. Balor goes to the top rope, so Owens leaves the ring. Balor then hits a summersault dive over the top rope. Balor gets him in the ring, but Owens rolls right back out. Balor pulls him up to the apron, so Owens snaps his arm off the top rope. Owens attacks the arm and stomps it. Owens works over the arm, slamming it on the mat before applying an arm bar. Owens keeps him grounded with a hammerlock. The crowd is turning on this match with the overuse of rest holds. Balor fights up, but Owens slams him down. Owens goes for a senton splash, but Balor moves. Balor shakes his arm and gets to his feet, but Owens soon kicks him and takes him down. Owens tries for a powerbomb, but Balor takes him down and hits a double stomp to the midsection.
Both men are down now. They slowly get up and Balor takes him down with a Sling Blade for a two count. Balor goes for another Sling Blade, but Owens counters into a roll-up for a two count. Owens superkicks him in the face for another two count. Balor soon gets to his feet and hits a Sling Blade. Owens struggles to get to his feet, and Balor dropkicks him hard into the corner. Balor goes to the top rope, but Owens crotches him up there. Owens ties him up in the tree of woe and stomps away at him. Owens continues stomping at him against the referee’s wishes, so he’s disqualified.

Winner: Finn Balor By Disqualification
Owens rolls him to the center of the ring and hits a frog splash. Owens goes under the ring and grabs a ladder. Owens sets it up under the Money in the Bank briefcase hanging over the ring. Owens climbs the ladder and looks at the briefcase, but then he turns and looks at Balor. Owens signals for a frog splash, but he’s afraid of heights. Owens goes down a few rungs, but he’s still too nervous. Balor gets to his feet and pulls Owens off before dropkicking him into the corner. Balor climbs to the top of the ladder and hits a Coup de Grace off the ladder! Balor then climbs the ladder and grabs the briefcase. Balor holds the Money in the Bank briefcase to close the show.

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