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WWE Monday Night Raw Live From Boston, Massachusetts

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Commentators:  Michael Cole, Jonathan Coachman, and Corey Graves

If you missed last week’s Raw, click here WWE Monday Night Raw Live Results 7/2/18 (Lashley and Reigns Team Up)

 

Backstage Segment:  Roman Reigns

Reigns is in The TD Gardens, and he runs into Bobby Lashley.  Bobby wants to know where Roman is going, and he is going to his ring.  Bobby wants him to call out Lashley, he has begging for him to do that all day, because if he does, he isn’t coming out to talk, he is coming out to tear him apart.  Carry on.

In-Ring Promo:  Roman Reigns

After this week, there is a lot he can talk about, but he never had anyone look at him, and ask to call him out.  So, he is anxious to see what Bob is going to do, so Lashley get your ass out here.  He is calling him out.

Bobby comes out, stare him down, but Kurt comes bumbling out to the ring, saying this is not going to happen tonight.  Save it for this Sunday.  They don’t listen.  They start fighting, and here comes the Raw crew, trying to separate the two stars.  Bobby lashes through the guys, and goes right after Reigns.  The own ring can’t separate these two.  They still go right after each other.

Roman flies out of the ring, and takes out a sea of superstars.  Now that was impressive. Reigns runs right towards Lashley, and gives him a splash, now Bobby is irate and goes right after Lashley.

Backstage Segment:  Alexa and Mickie

They are watching what we just saw, saying that was intense, but Alexa said that is nothing compared to the pain they will take out on Nia Jax and Natalya.

Next:  Alexa and Mickie Vs Nia and Natalya

Moments Ago:  Reigns Vs Lashley

Match Number 1:  Alexa Bliss (Raw Women’s Champ) and Mickie James Vs Nia Jax and Natalya

Nia and Natalya pick up the win, but Alexa showcases the Extreme Rules match.  After a leg drop, pinning Mickie, Alexa nails Nia with a Kendo Stick a few times, but Nia runs right after Alexa and Mickie.  This Sunday, they will face off in an Extreme Rules match, and what will Ronda Rousey do?

Winners:  Nia Jax and Natalya, by pinfall

Tonight:  Matt Hardy Vs Bo Dallas

Next:  Owens Vs Strowman Video

Moments Ago:  Women’s Tag Match

Backstage Interview:  Nia Jax

Charly tries to run down what Alexa just had done, and Nia tells her she will inflict pain on Alexa this Sunday, and get back after all the things Alexa had said to her, she will get her Women’s Championship back, inch by inch.

Video:  Kevin Owens Vs Braun Strowman

Backstage Segment:  Kevin Owens and Kurt Angle

Owens is ready to work, despite what happened last week, he is still here to work.  Kevin has connections, Kurt knows this is The Kevin Owens Show.  He has a doctor’s note to say he is not medically cleared tonight, but he is still here.  Kevin is here to hang out at Kurt’s office, and if he needs him, he will be right here.

Match Number 2:  Mojo Rawley Vs No Way Jose

Mojo gives Jose a rematch, and he made him pay, pinning Jose with an Alabama Slam.  Mojo continuing his winning ways.

Winner:  Mojo Rawley, by pinfall

Earlier Today:  Sasha Banks and Bayley Counseling

New therapist today, but they still have their issues.

Backstage Segment:  Jinder Mahal and Seth Rollins

Jinder tells Seth he needs piece, and not “Burning it Down”.  Seth wants some points, and they are not impressing Seth.

Extreme Rules:  30-Minute Ironman Match- IC Title Match

Next:  Seth Rollins

Skyscraper:  Theaters This Friday

In-Ring Promo:  Seth Rollins

Boston loves Seth Rollins.  Over the years, you guys have given me some pretty sweet nicknames.  Mr. Money in the Bank, he won that in Boston.  The Architect, The King Slayer, Monday Night Rollins,.  But the only nickname he is concerned with right now is former Intercontinental Champion.  But he has a chance to stop that, because this Sunday at Extreme Rules, he and Dolph Ziggler will compete in a 30-Minute Ironman Match.  Dolph will bring his best, he loves that, Seth takes these challenges seriously,. and loves the competition.  But he will bring that overblown Scottish guy Drew McIntyre, and he is Seth Freaking Rollins, and here comes Ziggler.  He appreciates the compliments, they should talk about that more.  Drew won’t just bring his good looks, this Scottish psychopath, but he will bring the IC Title too.  And he is not leaving Extreme Rules without this title.  It’s not all bad, Drew says, he will still have his cool nicknames.  Ziggler tells Rollins he is Seth Freaking Rollins.  He is still one of the best performers in the business, but he is no Dolph Ziggler.  Ziggler may win 5-0, 10-0, 20-0, 100-0.  Rollins isn’t buying that, but Dolph says you don’t win Ironman matches by nailing a sledge-hammer, you win by scoring pinfalls, and lighting up the scoreboard.  Ziggler doesn’t mean to brag, but when he went to Kent State, he left by picking up the most pinfalls, at 121.  McIntyre says he is the future, and look at where he is going, and Rollins says we know where he is going, wherever Dolph tells him to go.  Don’t tell me Ziggler has pictures of Drew.  He knows it’s lonely at Scotland, but there are only so many goats in the country.  Drew says to fight him tonight.  Rollins is all for it tonight, but he warns Drew, he is a BAAAAADDDDD man, and Drew ran into the ring, but Rollins escapes out of the ring.

Tonight:  Finn Balor and Bobby Roode Vs Constable Baron Corbin and Elias

Backstage Segment:  The B-Team

The B-Team as The Deleter of Worlds

Next:  Matt Hardy Vs Bo Dallas

Match Number 3:  Matt Hardy (Raw Tag Champ) Vs Bo Dallas

 

After both teams had some words, this was a more aggressive Matt Hardy, including a sick bump when Bo whiplash into the ring ropes, and looked absolutely lost.  But he found a way to win, and nailed Roll The Dice.  After a B-Team celebration, the lights go out, come back on and we see Hardy and Wyatt go back into the ring, and attacked the challengers, to send a message.

Winner:  Bo Dallas, by pinfall

Tonight:  Seth Rollins Vs Drew McIntyre

Earlier Tonight:  Reigns Vs Lashley

Backstage Interview:  Bobby Lashley

Renee Young asks what is Lashley’s mind-set, heading into Extreme Rules.  Bobby always has respects for his opponents, even Sami Zayn, but he has none for Reigns, and he doesn’t like that.  he doesn’t like the way he walks backstage.  He doesn’t like how he reacts.  He did call him out, and is willing to fight him, so he likes that.  But this Sunday, Roman won’t be able to stand, and Bobby will finish him off, once and for all.  Believe that.

Backstage Segment:  The Riott Squad and Breezy

Breezy offers them a short on fashion, but they don’t do fashion, they riot.  So they tear the short, and run away.

Next:  Ember Moon Vs Liv Morgan

Earlier Tonight:  Alexa Vs Nia

Selfie Promo:  Alexa Bliss

Alexa enjoyed the punishment she gave Nia, and is excited that “Overhyped Rookie” will be there to see her give Nia the punishment, and after this Sunday, Nia jax can call her The Extreme Raw Women’s Champion.

Match Number 4:  Ember Moon Vs Liv Morgan

Ember Moon took out Sara Logan, and Ember took care of Liv with the Bridge Suplex.

Winner:  Ember Moon, by pinfall

Backstage Interview:  Finn Balor and Bobby Roode

Renee asks Finn about his thoughts about Constable Corbin, but Roode interrupts the interview, by saying they are the best good-looking men, they have the best abs, and after tonight, they will be….VICTORIOUS, and it will be GLORIOUS!!  Finn agrees, and says Constable loves to talk a good game, but they will win as a tag team.

Next:  Balor and Roode Vs Corbin and Elias

Backstage Segment:  Angle and Owens

Kurt and Owens bicker, when we see Ziggler and McIntyre come in.  Kurt says if Drew loses tonight’s match, he is banned from ringside this Sunday.  Drew is fine with that, assuring Seth won’t survive tonight.

In-Ring Concert:  Elias

Hello, I am Elias, it has been 2 weeks since I performed.  And I know for you, it feels like a lifetime, but he did that for a reason.  Trust in Elias, because ladies and gentlemen, he has been in the studio recording his debut album.  Trust in the truth, because WWE stands for Walk With Elias.  Listen up Boston, he has something for us.  He has a song for Bobby and Finn, saying they both have a personality of a toilet.  And Elias can’t stand Boston.  He is beginning to sense the fans don;t appreciate Elias.  His friend Tom told him to pretend to like him.  That tom’s name is Brady.  Show some respect for Constable Baron Corbin.  Baron wants Elias to play a little lullaby for Finn Balor, singing “Itsy Bitsy Balor”.  Pure gold.

Match Number 5:  Bobby Roode and Finn Balor Vs Constable Baron Corbin and Elias

Elias and Constable Corbin are victorious after Corbin nails End of Days on Roode, pinning him, after he gets a Coup De Grace from Balor.

Winners:  Constable Baron Corbin and Elias, by pinfall

Backstage Segment:  Owens and Angle

Kurt invited Braun into the room, saying this Sunday at Extreme Rules, Owens and Strowman will be in a Steel Cage Match.  He tells Owens he smells of fear, and sprays Febreeze at Owens.

Tonight:  Rollins Vs McIntyre

Commercial:  WWE2K19

Ronda Rousey remembering “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, very cool commercial.  We can pre-order and play as “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey.

Earlier Today:  Bayley and Sasha Banks

It just did not work out, and they will have to report to Kurt Angle next week.

Earlier Tonight:  Bobby Lashley Vs Roman Reigns

Backstage Interview:  Roman Reigns

Renee asks Roman if it was reckless to provoke Lashley before Extreme Rules.  Roman doesn’t think so, because until tonight, he did not respect him, but he saw fire in his eyes.  But it takes more than that to beat Roman.  He will win the match, and move on to better things.  Bobby will be the guy, somewhere else.

Extreme Rules Rundown

Match Number 6:  Seth Rollins Vs Drew McIntyre

This was a fantastic match, WWE has Drew McIntyre, and a feud in the making with Rollins Vs McIntyre, down the road.  Drew picks up the win when Ziggler distracted Rollins for one second, Seth nails a Curb Stomp on Ziggler, but Drew nails a Claymore Kick and pins Rollins.  This Sunday, McIntyre will be able to accompany Ziggler to the ring for the 30-Minute Ironman Match.  The show ends here.

Winner:  Drew McIntyre, by pinfall

Kevin’s Thoughts:

Finally, this show was good.  It set this Sunday’s PPV very well.  They started with a kick-ass fighting segment between Lashley and Roman.  But it continued from there, and we get a very good main event for the PPV.  But again, the fact this roster has no direction is because there is no Universal Champion.  And the elephant in the room is Brock Lesnar is heading back to UFC.  So Brock MUST lose the title at Summerslam.  I truly wish they would label Reigns Vs Lashley a Number One Contender match, it adds more fire to the fuel.  But there you go, finally a Monday Night Raw episode that did not suck.  Do you agree?  Sound off, and let me know.

WWE Raw Quick Match Results:

**Nia Jax and Natalya def Alexa Bliss (C) and Mickie James, by pinfall

**Mojo Rawley def No Way Jose, by pinfall

**Bo Dallas def Matt Hardy (C), by pinfall

**Ember Moon def Liv Morgan, by pinfall

**Constable Baron Corbin and Elias def Finn Balor and Bobby Roode, by pinfall

**Drew McIntyre def Seth Rollins, by pinfall