Here are your quick and dirty, editorial-free WWE Raw results for May 1, 2017. This episode of Raw featured the coronation of Alexa Bliss as Raw Women’s Champion, an update on the health of Roman Reigns, and triple threat match to determine a new No. 1 contender for the Intercontinental Championship.
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WWE Raw Results:
— The show opened with the entire Raw women’s roster was in-ring for the coronation ceremony of Alexa Bliss as the new Raw Women’s Champion. Bliss went around the ring and addressed some of the women before climbing onto a golden pedestal and telling Bayley that she was no longer a role model for her family. Bayley then dumped over Alexa’s golden pedestal and a brawl broke out between everyone in the ring, leading to…
1. Alexa Bliss, Emma, Nia Jax and Alicia Fox defeated Bayley, Sasha Banks, Mickie James and Dana Brooke. This eight-woman tag match was made during the break by Raw GM Kurt Angle. The match ended when Alexa Bliss gouged Bayley’s eyes, then hit her with a DDT for the victory.
2. Luke Gallows defeated Enzo Amore. Enzo was accompanied to the ring by Big Cass, and Gallows was accompanied by Karl Anderson. Gallows scored the win after Anderson caused a distraction.
— Backstage, TJ Perkins questioned Neville about his dirty tactics from his match with Austin Aries the night before. Neville blamed the referee, then told Perkins that if he defeats Aries tonight, he could be next in line for a Cruiserweight Championship opportunity.
— Seth Rollins came to the ring to discuss his future. He called out Brock Lesnar and demanded a Universal Championship match. He was interrupted by Finn Balor, who reminded Rollins that he never actually lost the Universal Championship, and that he too wanted a shot at Lesnar. They were both interrupted by Dean Ambrose, who said he was looking for a fight. Cue the Miz, accompanied by Maryse, who said Balor and Rollins had earned nothing, and that Ambrose was an embarrassment as Intercontinental Champion. All three men told Miz to shut up, then Ambrose called Kurt Angle from the ring and asked him to make a triple threat match between Miz, Rollins and Balor to determine a new No. 1 contender for the Intercontinental Championship.
3. Rich Swann, Akira Tozawa and Jack Gallagher defeated Tony Nese, The Brian Kendrick and Noam Dar. Kendrick had Gallagher in the Captain’s Hook but Tozawa hit Kendrick with a Shining Wizard to break up the submission. Gallagher then hit Kendrick with a dropkick in the corner, covering him for the pin.
— Sheamus and Cesaro came to the ring and blamed the Hardy Boyz for taking away their WrestleMania moment. The Hardys then showed up and stormed the ring. Sheamus and Cesaro fled.
4. Apollo Crews defeated Heath Slater. Slater was accompanied to the ring by Rhyno, and Crews was accompanied by Titus O’Neil. Crews pinned Slater following a sitout powerbomb. Just like last week, O’Neil and Crews took a post-match selfie, but this time, Rhyno jumped in the shot.
— Kurt Angle came out to update the WWE Universe on Roman Reigns’ health following his beatdown at the hands of Braun Strowman the night before. Angle said Reigns re-injured his ribs and suffered internal injuries; additionally, Strowman tore his rotator cuff. Angle was then interrupted by Bray Wyatt, who told Angle that he needs him, and asked him if he was going to walk by his side or stand in his way. Angle told Wyatt that it was his show, to which Wyatt responded that this was his world.
5. Austin Aries defeated TJP. TJP, formerly known as TJ Perkins, tapped out to the Last Chancery. He then attacked Aries after the match was over, taking out Aries’ left knee.
— Backstage, Dean Ambrose made Finn Balor eat a donut. Then Elias Samson wandered by.
— Goldust and R-Truth asked Kurt Angle for a Raw Tag Team Championship opportunity. Angle said their win/loss record wasn’t good enough for a title match, but said he would put them into a tag team turmoil match on Raw next week, with the winner becoming the new No. 1 contenders.
6. Intercontinental Championship No. 1 Contender’s Triple Threat Match: The Miz defeated Finn Balor and Seth Rollins. The match started with the Miz purposely jumping out of the ring, trying to pit Rollins and Balor against one another. The pair eventually tracked him down and attacked him, continually knocking him out of the ring. Miz scored his revenge on Rollins, launching him from the top rope to the outside, where he crashed into the barricade.
Later in the match, Rollins attempted a flying crossbody on Balor but missed and landed directly on his head. Balor took control of the match, hitting Rollins with a 1916 but Miz broke up the cover. Miz scored a nearfall on Rollins after a basement dropkick to Rollins’ bad knee, followed by a DDT. He then locked on the Figure Four Leglock but Balor broke up the submission attempt. Rollins scored a double Blockbuster on both opponents, then hit Balor with a Frog Splash, but only got a two-count.
Rollins then hit Miz with a top-rope superplex followed by a Falcon Arrow, again for a two-count. Samoa Joe then came out of the crowd and took out Rollins on the outside, distracting Miz long enough for Balor to connect with a Sling Blade and a dropkick into the corner. Before he could hit the Coup De Gras, Bray Wyatt teleported into the ring and took him out with a Sister Abigail, allowing for Miz to make the cover for the victory.