Here are your quick and dirty, editorial-free WWE Raw results for July 16, 2018. The post-Extreme Rules episode featured Ronda Rousey’s return, two triple-threat matches, a decision on Brock Lesnar’s WWE future and more. Be here tomorrow for the complete Best and Worst of Raw column.
WWE Raw Results:
– Kurt Angle opened Raw by calling out Universal Champion Brock Lesnar, pointing out his ultimatum of showing up or getting stripped of his title. As Angle stripped Lesnar of the title, Paul Heyman showed up on stage and announced the champ wasn’t in attendance. Heyman told Angle that Lesnar wants to win the UFC Heavyweight Championship with the WWE title around his waist. Angle responded by telling Heyman that Lesnar is required to defend the Universal Championship at SummerSlam, to which his advocate agreed. Bobby Lashley answered the challenge, as did Drew McIntyre, Seth Rollins, Elias, Finn Balor and Roman Reigns. Angle made McIntyre vs. Balor vs. Reigns and Rollins vs. Elias vs. Lashley as two triple-threat matches for Raw.
1. Roman Reigns def. Finn Balor and Drew McIntyre. Balor landed the Coup De Grace on Reigns, getting the two-count before McIntyre pulled him out of the ring and tossed him into the stairs. McIntyre hit the Claymore on Balor, Reigns Superman punched McIntyre out of the ring and speared Balor for the win.
– Backstage, Angle told Bayley that if she can’t get along with Sasha Banks, one of them will get traded to Smackdown.
2. Dolph Ziggler def. Bobby Roode. Ziggler connected on a superkick for the pinfall.
3. Mojo Rawley def. Tyler Breeze. Rawley hit the Alabama Slam for the pin.
4. Sasha Banks and Bayley vs. Dana Brooke and Alicia Fox ends in a NC. Fox attacked Bayley outside the ring, but Banks made the save. Banks took out Brooke as well, leading to a double countout.
– Banks cut a promo on Bayley saying she wouldn’t let other people beat her former best friend up. Banks said she loved Bayley and always would before storming off.
5. B Team def. The Ascension. Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel kept their winning streak alive, but Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt showed up on the Jumbotron to announce their rematch for the tag team titles next week.
– Alexa Bliss gloated about beating Nia Jax, saying she had beaten every woman in the locker room. Ronda Rousey showed up early from her suspension and attacked Bliss and Mickie James. She hit her swinging slam on James, then attacked Bliss as she escaped back up the entrance ramp. Angle came out and told Rousey to go home then added another week to Rousey’s suspension. He also made a match for the Raw Women’s Championship at SummerSlam for the former UFC champ against Bliss.
6. Authors of Pain def. Titus O’Neil and Apollo. AOP connected on the Last Chapter for the pinfall victory.
7. Sarah Logan def. Ember Moon. Liv Morgan distracted Moon on the top rope, when Logan ran and knocked her off the top rope and onto the mat for the pin.
8. Bobby Lashley def. Elias and Seth Rollins. Lashley speared Elias to get the win, setting up his No. 1 contenders match with Roman Reigns next week.