Welcome to our WrestlingINC.com Live WWE RAW Viewing Party. Tonight’s show comes from the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida.
– Tonight’s WWE RAW opens up with a video package deal on final week’s show with Braun Strowman defeating Drew McIntyre in the principle occasion to earn a spot within the WWE Title match at WrestleMania Backlash with McIntyre and champion Bobby Lashley.
– We see video from earlier right now with MVP speaking to Sonya Deville and Adam Pearce within the again. They are getting ready to flip a coin to see if WWE Champion Bobby Lashley will face Drew McIntyre or Braun Strowman in a non-title match tonight. Drew walks in and has phrases with MVP. Braun additionally enters and taunts Drew. A louder argument breaks out as Pearce calms them down. Braun calls tails within the air and tails it’s. Pearce confirms Braun vs. Bobby tonight. Strowman says he’s giving everybody a preview of WrestleMania Backlash tonight. MVP warns that when Lashley places Strowman in The Hurt Lock, he received’t make it to Backlash. They have extra phrases to finish the section.
– We’re reside from the WWE ThunderDome on the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida as Adnan Virk welcomes us. He’s joined at ringside by Corey Graves and Byron Saxton. They hype tonight’s non-title fundamental occasion.
– We go to the ring and get a drum roll as Mike Rome introduces the brand new RAW Tag Team Champions AJ Styles and Omos. AJ’s music hits and out he comes because the pyro explodes on the stage. Omos is correct behind him. This is the primary look AJ and Omos have made since successful the titles from The New Day at WrestleMania 37. They head to the ring collectively. AJ and Omos hit the ring as extra pyro goes off.
Fans boo as AJ takes the mic. He says for these followers silly sufficient to not tune into WrestleMania 37 Night One, you’d’ve seen AJ and Omos turn out to be the brand new RAW Tag Team Champions. AJ goes on about that being Omos’ first match the place he wrecked The New Day, and can seemingly wreck them once more tonight. AJ has an essential query for the followers now – did you miss us? Most followers boo. AJ says after all you missed them, they’re the champs. AJ says they’ve been partying and celebrating the title win off the coast of Florida, within the Caribbean. It was superior, they’d a lot larger issues to do than throw tomatoes like The New Day. That was ridiculous.
AJ goes on about formally being a WWE Grand Slam Champion now. He says it solely took him 5 years and that’s fairly fast. AJ says they’re right here for one motive and one motive solely… the music interrupts and out comes Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods for his or her WrestleMania 37 rematch. Woods and Kofi converse from the stage and Kofi says he wasn’t certain if AJ and Omos even nonetheless labored right here, however congratulations on some deserved day off. They proceed mocking the champs for having no respect for the tag staff division and taking day off. Woods and Kofi get severe as they begin strolling to the ring. Kofi says there’s a motive they’re 11-time tag staff champions, and that’s as a result of each time they get knocked down, they decide themselves up, mud off and get again within the ring to win their gold again. Every single time. Kofi says AJ can take photographs and jabs at their profession if he desires, he goes on about additionally being a high singles champion due to The New Day’s affect. Kofi says taking day off will not be how The New Day rolls, bro. Omos has heard sufficient. He’s heard sufficient of those morons and it looks as if he didn’t knock sufficient sense into them at WrestleMania however they received’t have the ability to giggle or stroll after he’s finished with them tonight. Omos tells them to come back to the ring and get this work. Woods interrupts and goes on about how they’re about to turn out to be 12-time champions. The New Day music hits as followers chant for them as they enter the ring. We go to business with the 2 groups speaking trash to one another.
RAW Tag Team Titles Match: The New Day vs. AJ Styles and Omos
Back from the break and AJ Styles begins off with Xavier Woods. AJ instantly tags Omos in for his RAW in-ring debut. Woods kicks at Omos a couple of occasions nevertheless it does nothing. Omos rag-dolls Woods to the mat. Omos golf equipment Woods all the way down to the mat after which launches him into the turnbuckles.
Omos desires Kofi Kingston now. Kofi tags in and in addition delivers some kicks. Kofi bounces round and appears to mount offense however Omos blocks a kick and shoves him to the mat. Kofi runs the ropes, geese a transfer and kicks Omos. Woods tags in and so they double staff Omos however he comes proper again with an enormous double clothesline for a pop. Omos works Woods round now. AJ is available in however Woods rolls him for two out of nowhere.
AJ will get despatched to the ground. Woods with a dropkick by way of the ropes as Kofi tags in. Kofi goes to run the ropes however Omos is in now, staring him down. Kofi adjustments his route and leaps to the ground, taking AJ again down at ringside. We go to business.
Back from the break and Woods has AJ grounded in the midst of the ring. Woods ranges AJ for a detailed 2 depend. AJ reveals some frustration now. The New Day finally ends up doing the Unicorn Stampede and unloading with stomps and several other fast tags to maintain AJ down of their nook. Kofi with a low dropkick to AJ within the nook. Kofi grounds AJ and works on the arm now.
AJ fights up and out of the maintain. Kofi with an enormous leaping knee for a detailed 2 depend. AJ with a Jawbreaker to get a gap. Woods and AJ tangle now. Omos will get the tag. Woods assaults however Omos grabs him, then drops Kofi as he expenses. Omos drops Woods after which drops Kofi with a backbreaker over his knee. Omos scoops Woods with one arm and delivers one other backbreaker with ease.
Omos goes nook to nook with splashes on each challengers. Omos with the massive chokeslam to Kofi. Woods kicks Omos nevertheless it does nothing. Omos ranges Woods with an enormous boot now. AJ tags in and goes to the highest. AJ leaps over Omos’ shoulders with the Phenomenal Forearm to Woods for the pin to retain.
Winners: AJ Styles and Omos
– After the match, AJ and Omos stand tall because the music hits. We go to replays. AJ and Omos elevate the titles within the air.
– Charlotte Flair is backstage with Sonya Deville. Sonya says she is going to take Flair’s considerations into consideration. Adam Pearce walks in as Flair is strolling out. He asks what that was all about however Deville says it was nothing. Pearce desires to get one factor straight – he appreciates Deville however she has been overstepping her boundaries as of late.
– We see Bobby Lashley and MVP backstage ready with Kayla Braxton. The announcers hype Braun Strowman’s dominance and his match with Lashley later tonight. Back to business.
– Back from the break and we get a brand new Eva Marie vignette. She is coming again to the place she all began, and needs to assist others obtain their goals. The Eva-lution is coming quickly. Graves is happy to see Eva again in WWE.
– MVP and WWE Champion Bobby Lashley are backstage with Kayla Braxton. MVP goes on about how Braun Strowman’s luck ran out with the coin toss earlier, however he ought to think about himself fortunate, or unfortunate, to even be within the ring with Lashley. MVP additionally has reward for Strowman and Drew McIntyre however Lashley interrupts and goes on about how he’s not dropping the title to both of them. They each go on hyping tonight’s fundamental occasion.
– We see what occurred final week with Elias, Jaxson Ryker, The Miz and John Morrison getting trashed by tomatoes. Elias and Ryker are backstage now able to get revenge on The New Day however they find yourself throwing tomatoes at Randy Orton as an alternative and he’s not glad. Riddle rides by on his scooter and says hi there to Orton as Orton wipes tomatoes off his head.
Charlotte Flair vs. Dana Brooke
We return to the ring and out comes Charlotte Flair to pyro. Back to business.
Back from the beak and we see what occurred with Sonya Deville and Flair final week. Out subsequent comes Dana Brooke with Mandy Rose.
The bell hits and so they go at it. Flair toys some with Brooke and says she’s her b—h. They go at it and Brooke makes use of the top scissors to ship Flair flying. Brooke with a dropkick. Flair geese a strike and hits the backbreaker, then sends Brooke into the ropes. Flair stomps away now as Rose seems on. Flair covers for two.
Flair taunts Rose whereas protecting management of Brooke. Flair with a working boot to the face on the apron for an additional 2 depend. Flair sends Brooke to the ground and taunts her some extra. Brooke fights again in and nails an enziguri kick. Flair ranges her with a clothesline. Flair walks right into a boot within the nook, then an uppercut. Flair catches Brooke and so they tangle some extra. Flair stomps away on her within the nook.
Flair has some phrases with the referee, then misses the massive boot within the nook. Brooke unloads with strikes from behind within the nook. Brooke with the handspring elbow into the nook, and one other within the reverse nook. Brooke goes to the highest as a dazed Flair falls down.
Brooke hits the Swanton however Flair kicks out at 2. Brooke finally ends up going for an additional handspring however Flair knocks her out of the air. Flair applies the Figure Four and bridges it into the Figure Eight for the win.
Winner: Charlotte Flair
– After the bell, Flair refuses to interrupt the maintain however Rose is available in and decks her. Rose then delivers a working kick to ship Flair out of the ring. Rose checks on Brooke as Flair recovers at ringside. Sonya Deville is launched subsequent. She makes her means out into the ring as Flair, Brooke and Rose look on. Back to business.
– Back from the break and we get a vignette on Drew McIntyre. He will probably be right here for a sitdown interview later.
– Charlotte Flair is within the ring with Sonya Deville now. Deville says she is permitting Flair to make a proposal right here tonight. Flair was bowled over by how she was unnoticed of the RAW Women’s Title motion at WrestleMania Backlash as soon as once more. She desires to be added to Asuka vs. RAW Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley at WrestleMania Backlash. Flair goes on about placing Ripley on the map final yr and having Asuka take her alternative. She thanks Deville for reinstating her, however she ought to be added to the match. Flair makes her case and says including her to the match would make it a much bigger deal. Deville goes to show however Flair says she’s not finished along with her. Flair says Ripley and Asuka can solely take the division thus far but when Flair is added, she makes it that rather more essential. Flair goes on about being the unique affect in WWE, probably the most well-known face. Flair goes on making her case, telling Deville to do the precise factor, be truthful to Flair.
Deville says Flair made a great case and because the males get to have their Triple Threat, she is including Flair to Asuka vs. Ripley at Backlash. The music interrupts and Ripley comes out, saying that is absolute crap. There’s a motive Flair wasn’t within the match at WrestleMania and the identical motive nobody desires to see her on this rematch – no one likes her. Ripley retains speaking and is within the ring now. She accuses Deville of working her personal plan right here. Deville rolls her eyes. The music interrupts and out comes Asuka. Asuka calls this crap. She begins taunting Flair for being a crybaby. She yells some extra and Flair knocks them on the mic, then guarantees to go away Backlash as champion. Ripley steps to Deville and yells in her face. Flair drops Ripley from behind. Asuka assaults Flair and sends her to the ground. Asuka bounces round and motions for the title round her waist as her music begins up. Flair and Ripley look on from ringside.
– Kayla Braxton is backstage with Humberto Carrillo. We see what he and WWE United States Champion Sheamus have finished for the previous two weeks. Carrillo says Sheamus has been bullying everybody simply because he thinks he can. Carrillo is aware of the way it feels to be bullied and he received’t let Sheamus disrespect him. Carrillo goes on about answering all of Sheamus’ Open Challenges… Sheamus abruptly assaults from behind and destroys Carrillo backstage. Sheamus lays Carrillo out and jokes that he received’t be in any situation to reply tonight’s Open Challenge however there’s at all times subsequent week. Sheamus laughs and walks off as Carrillo tries to get well.
John Morrison vs. Damian Priest
We return to the ring and out comes John Morrison with The Miz. Back to business.
Back from the break and we see what occurred with Sonya Deville, Charlotte Flair, Asuka and Rhea Ripley. Adam Pearce stops Sonya Deville within the again and he’s not glad. He accuses her of abusing her energy and asks if he must go to a better authority over her current actions. She blames it on unhealthy reception as she tried to ship him a textual content message. He dismisses the thought of a textual content message and says they share an workplace collectively. Deville says she needed to make an pressing determination and it couldn’t wait. She says Pearce is correct and they need to be making these choices collectively. They face off to finish the section. We return to the ring and The Miz is with Morrison. They’re not proud of how The New Day and Damian Priest attacked them with tomatoes final week.
Miz rants about his accomplishments and says Damian Priest has left them no alternative. Morrison briefly rants about his “dripness” earlier than the lights exit and Priest makes his approach to the ring. Priest hits the ring and the pyro goes off. We get a pre-recorded promo the place Priest talks about being from New York City, the place Miz wouldn’t final. He goes on and says he’ll break Miz’s jaw. The bell rings and so they lock up. Priest with an enormous inverted Atomic Drop. Priest ranges Morrison for a fast pin try.
Back and forth now. Priest clotheslines Morrison excessive rope and he lands on the ft of The Miz. Miz checks on Morrison and stares again at Priest as we go to business.
Back from the break and Priest is in management within the ring. Morrison with a sweep. Morrison mounts Priest with strikes now. Morrison with a working knee to the face for a detailed 2 depend as Miz brags on his companion from ringside. We see how Morrison hit his springboard kick in the course of the break. Morrison grounds Priest in the midst of the ring now as Miz runs his mouth at ringside.
Fans rally as Priest fights up and out of the maintain. Priest counters and drops Morrison on his face. Priest with extra strikes now. Morrison with a kick as they commerce extra strikes. Priest with kicks however Morrison geese a roundhouse. Morrison staggers Priest with an enormous kick. Priest with stiff kicks to ship Morrison into the nook, then the working splash. Morrison counters Broken Arrow however Priest comes proper again with a lariat for a 2 depend. Miz finally ends up distracting Priest, permitting Morrison to hit a Spanish Fly from the nook.
Priest nonetheless kicks out at 2. Miz distracts the referee from the apron once more nevertheless it backfires as Morrison was near the pin. Priest comes again and hits the Bell Clap after which the Hit The Lights for the pin to win.
Winner: Damian Priest
– After the match, Priest stares Miz down as we go to replays. Priest celebrates the win as his music performs.
– Adam Pearce is backstage with Mansoor. He indicators a contract and Pearce formally welcomes him to RAW. Sheamus walks in and talks about what occurred to Humberto Carrillo. He takes a couple of photographs at Mansoor, who informs him that he’s now on the RAW model. Sheamus mentions Mansoor probably difficult him for the title tonight and taking a Brogue Kick so the followers can get to know him. Sheamus taunts Mansoor some extra and walks off. Mansoor talks to Pearce about how some issues haven’t modified right here, however he didn’t anticipate it to occur so fast. Pearce tells him to get used to it.
– MVP is backstage with Kayla Braxton for an additional interview to hype tonight’s fundamental occasion. MVP talks about Bobby Lashley taking good care of Braun Strowman and Drew McIntyre. The announcers hype Lashley vs. Strowman as we return to business.
Cedric Alexander and Shelton vs. Lucha House Party
Back from the break and Cedric Alexander goes at it with Gran Metalik. Metalik hits an early missile dropkick however Cedric comes again with a Michinoku Driver. Metalik kicks out.
Shelton Benjamin tags in and scoops Metalik for an enormous slam, and one other in the midst of the ring as Lince Dorado watches. Shelton launches Metalik by way of the air with a back-drop for an additional shut 2 depend. Benjamin with a backbreaker over his knee for an additional pin try. Cedric tags again in and works Metalik over within the nook, beating him down after which stomping away. Cedric yells on the referee after a warning.
Cedric runs right into a kick from Metalik. Metalik with a bulldog from the nook. Lince tags in as does Shelton. Lince goes to work however misses the springboard moonsault and Shelton ranges him with an enormous clothesline for a detailed 2 depend. Shelton beats Lince down within the nook now, hitting him with knee strikes to the face. Shelton goes for an enormous Pop-Up Powerbomb however Lince tries for a hurricanrana nevertheless it’s blocked additionally. Shelton finally ends up dropping Lince for a 2 depend.
Shelton takes Lince again to the nook. Lince counters a transfer with a twister DDT. Cedric runs in however Lince sends him excessive rope to the ground. Metalik tags in as Lince leaps to the ground onto Cedric. Metalik walks the highest rope and delivers the flying elbow drop to Shelton for the pin to win.
Winners: Lucha House Party
– After the match, Lince and Metalik have a good time as their music hits. We go to replays. Cedric takes the mic and yells at Shelton about how they’ve gone from The Hurt Business to this. Cedric says actually Shelton was kicked from the group, not each of them, as a result of he was the weak hyperlink. Cedric goes on about how Shelton has obtained quite a few alternatives and doesn’t have lengthy left in his profession. Cedric says he’s in his prime and he refuses to present any extra time to Shelton. Cedric says similar to Shelton, this staff is finished. Fans boo as Cedric drops the mic and marches to the again as Shelton seems on from ringside.
– Angel Garza is backstage strolling with a rose. Drew Gulak yells and stops him. Gulak taunts Garza for being a women man who can’t even rating. Gulak challenges Garza to a match and mentions it is going to be him smelling the roses when he wins. Garza says Gulak will odor the rose both means as a result of after he beats him, he’s shoving the rose up Gulak’s ass. Gulak seems a bit terrified as Garza walks off and we go to business.
– Back from the break and Saxton sends a Happy Belated Birthday to The Rock, then congratulates him on NBC renewing Young Rock for season two.
– Kayla catches up with Shelton Benjamin backstage, asking in regards to the harsh phrases we simply heard from Cedric Alexander. Shelton says he’s survived on this enterprise for therefore lengthy as a result of he can take the hit. He’s seen so many stars come and go, like Cedric. He says the one motive Cedric was in The Hurt Business was as a result of he noticed potential in him, not MVP or Bobby Lashley. Shelton says Cedric can do no matter he desires however he’ll respect Shelton. Shelton goes on and says he let Cedric say his peace on the market but when he’s not cautious, he will probably be one other younger star really fizzling out why Shelton continues to outlive. Shelton walks off.
Angel Garza vs. Drew Gulak
We return to the ring and out first comes Angel Garza with a rose in his mouth. Drew Gulak is ready within the ring already.
The bell rings and Garza snatches his pants, then delivers two fast dropkicks. An aggressive Garza retains management and unloads to maintain Gulak down. Garza mounts Gulak and talks some trash. Garza with an enormous backbreaker over the knee. Garza smiles whereas following Gulak within the nook. Gulak fights again and nails a headbutt, then takes Garza to the mat.
Gulak talks some trash whereas protecting Garza grounded in the midst of the ring now. Garza with a singular escape to get free, then an enormous clothesline and a dropkick into the nook. Garza with extra aggressive offense, protecting Gulak down within the nook because the referee tries to depend and warn him.
Garza with a stiff forearm after which a stiff knee to the face whereas Gulak is down within the nook. Garza brings Gulak to the center of the ring and nails the Wing Clipper for the pin to win.
Winner: Angel Garza
– After the match, Garza stands tall as his music hits. We go to replays. Garza grabs the rose from the apron and asks Gulak if he nonetheless desires to odor it. Garza taunts a face-down Gulak with the rose, then locations it within the rear of his trunks. Garza backs up and nails a working kick, his greatest try at shoving the rose up Gulak’s rear. Garza heads to the ramp and continues celebrating.
– Riddle stops The Viking Raiders within the again for some extra unhealthy comedy like solely Riddle can do. Riddle sees Randy Orton and rides off on his scooter. Orton tells Riddle they don’t seem to be bros. Orton is all severe. Riddle talks about it being an honor to staff with Orton, pointing to how they’re nonetheless undefeated. Orton says they’ve only one match. Orton turns again to Riddle and asks him if he desires to go to the ring and win one other one now. Riddle begins ranting about his plans for the staff however Orton hushes him and tells him to zip it. Orton walks off as Riddle rides off forward of him on his scooter. Graves confirms R-Okay-Bro vs. Elias and Jaxson Ryker. Back to business.
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