We kick RAW off with The Beast, Brock Lesnar. In familiar fashion, the WWE Universal Champion and his advocate slowly make their way to the ring. Once again, Paul introduces himself in familiar fashion and then he tells us he’s here to unleash The Beast! He said Joe lured him in last week even though he showed him the respect he thought he deserved. He goes onto say that due to Joe’s actions, Brock Lesnar now has a problem and he is going to solve it. Heyman says that all the other Samoans don’t want anything to do with Joe. Heyman says Joe will never get the Coquina Clutch on Brock Lesnar. Joe interrupts Heyman as he marches down to the ring. Lesnar and Joe square up and brawl in the ring with RAW GM, Kurt Angle waving security to the ring. The two men take out the security and continue to brawl. Soon the locker room empties as they pull both men apart. This doesn’t last long as Joe breaks free but now Brock snaps. The roster finally pull them apart.
Elias Samson vs Dean Ambrose
Another mini concert before the match from The Drifter got this one underway. The two men go back and forth early on, with Ambrose getting the better of Samson. Samson starts to dictate the tempo of the match by Ambrose fights back and gets some recovery time. Ambrose picks up a near fall off a Fisherman’s Suplex. Ambrose sends his opponent outside before he follows him out with the Suicide Dive. Ambrose goes for a top rope move but a distraction from The Miz leads to a near fall for Samson. Ambrose leaves the ring and stalks Miz around the ring, Ambrose catches up with him and attacks him but he almost gets counted out. As he rolls back in the ring, Samson is waiting and he hits his signature Spinning Neckbreaker. Elias Samson wins via Pinfall.
Goldust is back again with another Shattered Dreams Production. He talks about how Truth was always jealous and scared of his former partner. He claims no one ever understood him. He goes on to say nothing lasts forever unless you’re made of gold.
Angle tracks down Miz backstage and questions his actions. Miz claims the only reason Ambrose ruined his celebration is because Kurt was too preoccupied with his own personal problems. Kurt says he’s going to do nothing about Dean Ambrose and tells Miz to handle it himself.
Noam Dar is met backstage by Cedric Alexander. Cedric tells Noam he’s done with him and he’s done with Foxy.
Cedric Alexander vs Noam Dar
Dar makes his way to the ring whilst he’s on FaceTime with Alicia Fox. Cedric is poised while Dar is distracted. As soon as he put the phone down, Cedric hits the Lumbar Check. Cedric Alexander wins via Pinfall.
Bray Wyatt is live on the tron for his promo. He says the world is collapsing under the weight of his own sin. He says he’s the only who can save the Universe. He blows out his lantern and comes to the ring. Wyatt says that those who deny him will be judged and he who dares blaspheme will be punished just like he’ll punish Seth Rollins. He says it only took 1 dose of truth to shatter Seth’s glasshouse. Bray says if we take his name we will fall.
He’s cut off by Seth Rollins who makes his way down to the ring to confront the Eater of Worlds. Seth says Wyatt cost him his match last week because Seth called him a couple of names. Seth says he spoke the truth last week on RAW and claims that Bray doesn’t like truth. He says Wyatt hides in the shadows. He calls him a coward. He drops the mic and dares Wyatt to prove him wrong. Bray says Seth’s pride will betray him one day. He says Rollins is a man who’s beneath him. He tells him he’s doesn’t want this fight. The lights go out and Wyatt vanishes. Again they go out and Wyatt appears on the tron. He says Seth may have found the will to slay a king, but a God lives forever.
The Hardy Boyz are interviewed backstage and they claim they’re in for a long night and they’ll prove tonight that they’re the better team.
Kalisto vs Apollo Crews
Kalisto gets the advantage early but a smart dropkick from Crews hands him control. Kalisto fights back and gets a near fall after he spikes him head first. Crews hits the Sit-Out Powerbomb. Apollo Crews wins via Pinfall.
Miz approaches Slater & Rhyno backstage and tells them he wants them to join his entourage. He tells Slater all he has to do is ask, Slater asks for a shot at the title. Rhyno announces Heath Slater & Rhyno vs Miz and a mystery partner.
Alexa Bliss makes her way to the ring. She talks about how she never got a celebration for retaining the title. She claims she has no obligations tonight and on that note, Jax interrupts the Champion. She tells Bliss that she promised her a title shot. Alexa tries to sweet talk her blaming Mickie & Dana. Mickie interrupts alongside Dana. James comes out to tell Nia the truth claiming Bliss said it was unfair that she got the title shot. Bliss again attempts to sweet talk Nia Jax. They’re interrupted by Emma. Emma says spotlight should be back on her now that she’s back and tells Alexa she’s ready to take her place. Another interruption this time it’s The Boss, Sasha Banks. She tells Alexa she’s got it all twisted because being a Champion means you prove you’re the best. Banks says she’ll show her how a Boss throws a party and then decks her. A brawl breaks out with all the women.
Dana Brooke, Mickie James & Sasha Banks vs Alexa Bliss, Nia Jax & Emma
The six woman tag starts with Alexa wearing down Dana in the centre of the ring. The trio triple team and wear down Dana. Emma comes in and continues the beat down on Dana. Dana tries to fight back and manages to tag in Sasha. Banks takes the fight to Emma. Emma tries to tag Alexa and the Champion walks away. Mickie takes out Nia and Sasha gets The Bank Statement on Emma. Sasha Banks, Dana Brooke & Mickie James win via Submission.
Corey interviews Bayley and questions her about the defeat at Extreme Rules. Bayley says she’s here to put smiles on people’s faces not to hurt people. She’s here to be 100% Bayley. Bayley says she wants to be the best.
Heath Slater & Rhyno vs The Miz & The Congratulations Bear
Slater rolls Miz up early for a near fall. Miz again tries to form an alliance with Slater but as he refuses the two battle in the ring with Slater taking control. Rhyno comes in and carries on to control Miz. Slater forces Miz to his corner and The Bear tags himself in. He locks Slater in a Bear Hug and after Rhyno breaks it up he brings in The Miz, Miz attacks his partner outside and beats him down. He reveals the bear to be a local jobber. Slater and Rhyno get Miz back in the ring as the Bear rolls backs in. The Bear hits Dirty Deeds on Slater. The Bear reveals himself to be Dean Ambrose, as Miz goes to run away he knocks Maryse off the apron and she leaves the ringside area. Ambrose hits Dirty Deeds on Miz and drags Slater on top of his rival. Heath Slater & Rhyno win via Pinfall.
Rich Swann vs Neville
Neville jumps Swann from behind before the bell. He attacks him on the outside before rolling him back in and locking in the Rings of Saturn.
Neville lists his victims before kicking him out of the ring. Neville claims he deserves respect. He tells Tozawa to tread carefully or he’ll kneel before the King of the Cruiserweights.
Sheamus and Cesaro are interviewed and they say they’ve been studying the Hardyz. They claim everyone looks to them for inspiration.
Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs The Club
Once again backstage, Cass is laid out backstage as Enzo and the referee’s rush to his aid. Cass is adamant he’ll compete. Back in the ring The Club poke fun at the duo saying Cass tripped and fell again. They claim Cass beat himself up to avoid fighting them and the music hits one more time as Enzo & Cass make their way out.
Cass starts, he’s beating down Anderson but he can barely move he keeps losing his balance. Although, he continues to dominate. Cass gets the tag to Enzo who comes in and goes after both of his opponents. He turns around into a huge boot from Karl Anderson. Enzo valiantly fights back but another boot from Gallows, followed by the Magic Killer. The Club win via Pinfall.
After the match they continue their beat down with another Magic Killer, mid move the music hits and Big Show stalks The Club. As he enters the ring they both scurry out. He picks up Enzo much to the dismay of Big Cass.
Another scene from What’s Up Productions comes out with Truth saying there was nothing cool about stabbing his partner in the back. He says he doesn’t forgive or forget he’s going to get even.
Enzo thanks Show but then questions the attacks on Cass. Show describes Cass as SAWFT!
Samoa Joe says Brock’s playing right into his strategy.
Raw Tag Team Championship 2 Out Of 3 Falls Match: The Hardy Boyz vs Sheamus & Cesaro
Sheamus attempts a Brogue Kick early, as he misses this allows The Hardyz to take control and execute the Poetry In Motion. Jeff gets a near fall over Sheamus. Sheamus rides the waves of momentum and ends up dropping Jeff for a 3-count. Sheamus & Cesaro win the 1st fall.
Sheamus is in control early in the second fall, he has Jeff grounded. Jeff fights back sending Sheamus to the outside, but he gets back just in time to prevent the tag. Tags are made on both sides as Matt beats down on Cesaro. Hardy takes out both Sheamus and Cesaro. A Twist of Fate leads to a Pinfall. The Hardy Boyz win the 2nd fall.
Matt tries for an early pin in the final fall but Cesaro kicks out. Cesaro grounds Hardy with a huge uppercut and tags in Sheamus. Sheamus takes control and gets a near fall. A double team manoeuvre allows Cesaro to get a near fall. Cesaro locks in the Sharpshooter. Tags made on both ends as Jeff quickens the pace and takes control. Cesaro breaks up a pin to allow the match to continue. Jeff gets caught on the ropes and Cesaro catches him with a signature Uppercut. But it’s only good enough for a near fall. Cesaro takes Matt out on the outside while Jeff fights back inside the ring. Hardy hits the Swanton Bomb but Cesaro pulls Sheamus out of the pin. Hardy retaliates by taking out Cesaro. All four men brawl outside as they get counted out. The fight continues on the outside as the Hardys take out the Champions. The 3rd fall ends in a double count-out. Sheamus & Cesaro retain the Tag Team Championships.
Amazing show! We kicked it off in a big, big way with that amazing brawl! The matches were good tonight as well so it made for a very good show. We also saw some nice storyline build up, Miz and Dean are building up their feud ahead of a much anticipated rematch. The feud between Rollins and Wyatt is coming together nicely and I expect that to come to a head at Great Balls Of Fire. The main event was brilliant as well and I really can’t wait to see the Broken Hardys in WWE. I’m going to give Raw 8/10.