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WWE RAW REPORT: STEPHANIE TAKES CREDIT, TRIPLE H TALKS UNDERTAKER, ROMAN HAS HIS FIRST TITLE DEFENSE, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2018-08-20 23:00:00

We are back and the official celebration carpet is in the ring with a lectern and a new title belt.  The women of Raw surround the ring as Stephanie McMahon makes her way to the ring.

Stephanie says that when she thinks of the Women's division today one word comes to mind . . . proud.   Stephanie is so proud of Evolution and she is so proud of the Raw Women's Championship Match from last night.  We have a video package.

Stephanie says Ronda became the first UFC and Raw Women's Champion.  Stephanie says she is proud of Ronda because without her and her vision, Ronda Rousey would not be here in WWE.  She saw the raw talent and shined it up like a diamond and she shines above the rest.  Stephanie says she has molded Ronda in her likeness.  Everyone around the ring want to be like her and want to be like Ronda.

Stephanie brings out her protege, Ronda Rousey.

Ronda makes her way to the ring.

Stephanie says that they are chanting Ronda, but she hears Steph.

Ronda says this is not about Stephanie.  It is about all of the women around this ring and the women in the WWE.  Ronda wants to know what is Stephanie doing by having them at ringside?  Is she putting herself and Ronda above her?  Ronda tells them to get on the ring apron.

Ronda asks Stephanie if she is trying to tell her how to be a champion.  Ronda says it is not about one person, it is about all of them.  She says Nattie is the cornerstone of the division.  Sasha and Bayley, if it wasn't for your match at Takeover, this movement might not have gotten off the ground.  Ronda says she is not Brock Lesnar.  She will be a fighting champion and she will compete every night.  She is looking forward to facing each and every one of you.

Stephanie says Ronda is not Brock Lesnar.  This is the Ronda Rousey who wants to break arms.  Look at Alexa Bliss, who is wearing a sling.  We take a look at the submission.  Stephanie says Ronda will do that to all of you.  Ronda wants to wipe all of you out so Ronda can stand in the spotlight.  That is who she is.

Ronda says she is not here to break their arms . . . only those who deserve it.  Ronda looks at Stephanie and takes her down and applies an arm bar.  Stephanie taps because she can.

The heels check on Stephanie on the floor while the rest of the women celebrate with Ronda in the ring.

We take a look back at Roman Reigns making his challenge against Finn Balor.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel are in the ring and Bo says that this road we call life has some twists and turns.  A few weeks ago, they had never won a tag match on Raw.  Then, one single letter changed the WWE Universe forever.  Bo says the B Team is undefeated and they are the Raw Tag Team Champions.  Curtis says they are going to dedicate their singles matches to all of you.  The B in B Team stands for Brooklyn.

Match Number Five:  Bo Dallas (with Curtis Axel) versus Scott Dawson (with Dash Wilder)

They lock up and Scott backs Bo into the ropes and connects with a head butt.  Bo with a punch but Dawson pulls Bo into the ropes to work on the face.  Scott with a catapult into the bottom turnbuckle.  Scott runs his elbow into the eyes.  Scott with a reverse chin lock.  Bo with punches but Scott with an uppercut.  Dawson goes for a neck breaker but Bo with a back slide for a near fall.  Bo with a back elbow and forearms.  Bo with a punch to the midsection followed by a boot to the head and a cross body.

Bo goes for the hanging neck breaker but Scott escapes and sends Bo into the turnbuckles.  Dawson with a package DDT for the three count.

Winner:  Scott Dawson

Match Number Six:  Dash Wilder (with Scott Dawson) versus Curtis Axel (with Bo Dallas)

The match is joined in progress with Axel over Wilder's knee.  We see a power slam by Wilder during the commercial break.  Wilder with a back breaker for a near fall.  Wilder stretches Axel over his knee.  Axel with an escape and he punches Wilder and hits clotheslines followed by a drop kick.  Axel with a splash into the corner and then he snap mares Wilder and hits the leap frog neck snap.  Axel goes for a neck breaker but Wilder escapes.  Wilder runs into boots in the corner and Axel misses an elbow drop from the turnbuckles.  Wilder with a Gory Bomb for the three count.

Winner:  Dash Wilder

After the match, Bo Dallas says you might have defeated them separately in singles matches.  You better believe that they are still the Raw Tag Team Champions.

Roman Reigns is in the back and Renee Young congratulates Roman on his victory last night but she brings up his match tonight and the possible cash in.  Roman says he is not concerned about putting the title on the line tonight.  He did not spend years of his life and take years off his life trying to get this title.  He will not hide.  Finn has been waiting for a long time to get a title match and he will give it to him.  He will beat Finn and send him to the back of the line.  He did not worry about Braun last night and he can be out there tonight.

We go to commercial.

We are back and we see Stephanie McMahon getting her arm iced with Baron Corbin and Alexa Bliss.

Kurt Angle stops by to check on Stephanie.  Stephanie asks Kurt where was he to allow Ronda to put her in an arm bar.  Baron berates Kurt and he says that Raw is in chaos.  Kurt says he is doing the best he can.  Stephanie says it has been a year and a half with him as General Manager.  Stephanie says Kurt can take a vacation and get some time off.  That means that Baron Corbin is the acting General Manager of Raw and it means you are in charge.

Match Number Seven:  Roman Reigns versus Finn Balor for the WWE Universal Championship

They lock up and Roman backs Balor into the turnbuckles and then sends Balor to the mat.  Balor with a waist lock and Roman with an elbow and then he applies a side head lock.  Roman misses a clothesline but he does not miss with a shoulder tackle.  Balor with a sunset flip for a near fall.  Balor goes to the apron and he goes for the enzuigiri but Roman blocks it.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Roman with a rear chin lock.  Balor with punches but Roman with a knee.  Roman with a sunset flip but Balor rolls through and hits a drop kick.  Roman goes to the floor and Balor with a baseball slide.  Balor goes for the running kick on the apron but Roman blocks it and he sends Balor face first into the apron.  Roman gets a near fall.  Roman punches Balor in the corner.  Roman with a hard Irish whip.  

Roman with a punch.  Balor with a forearm followed by a double leg take down and double stomp.  Balor with a chop in the corner.  Roman with an Irish whip and Balor floats over and chops Roman.  Roman is not impressed.  Roman tosses Balor into the corner and Roman with NeverEnding Story.  Balor drop kicks Roman to the floor.  Balor with a plancha onto Roman.  Balor tries to send Roman back into the ring and he succeeds.  Balor gets a near fall.  

We go to commercial.

We are back and Finn Balor is down with Roman Reigns standing over him.  Balor blocks a punch and Balor with punches.  Roman with an uppercut and Balor with an enzuigiri.  Balor with punches to Roman and kicks followed by boots to the chest.  Balor goes for Slingblade but Roman blocks it and gets a rollup into a one arm power bomb and Roman gets a near fall.  Roman sets for the Superman punch but Balor with a kick and elevated elbow for a near fall.  

Roman pushes Balor away and misses a charge into the corner.  Balor with an enzuigiri from the apron and Balor goes up top.  Roman moves and Balor lands on his feet.  Balor with Slingblade and then he goes for the drop kick but Roman with a Superman punches and Balor kicks out.  

Roman looks around to scream for the spear and Balor with a knee and rollup for a near fall.  Roman with a Superman punch but we got to see a random fan in the crowd while Roman connected.

Braun Strowman's music plays and he makes his way to the stage.

Roman forgets that his opponent is in the ring with him and Balor with Slingblade followed by a running drop kick.  Balor goes up top and misses Coup de Grace.  Roman with a spear for the three count.

Winner:  Roman Reigns (retains Championship)

After the match, Braun enters the ring and he kicks Roman.

Match Number Eight:  Roman Reigns versus Braun Strowman for the Universal Championship

Before the match starts, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins come out in their Shield Gear.

Dean and Seth get on the apron.  Roman gets back to his feet.

Braun goes after Roman and Dean and Seth attack Strowman.  Roman with a Superman punch to Braun.  Dean clips Braun and Seth with a kick.  Roman clotheslines Braun over the top rope.  Dean rearranges the announce table and they continue the attack on Braun.

They get Roman up for the Cerberus Bomb but Braun kicks Roman away.  Roman with a spear.  They get Braun up for the Cerberus Bomb.

We go to credits.


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