WWE RAW Highlights: The Raw video played and we went live into the ThunderDome. Thunder rumbles, and Michael Cole welcomed us to the show. WWE Champion Drew McIntyre faced Keith Lee, Dominik Mysterio battles Seth Rollins in a Steel Cage Match, and Asuka to defend the Raw Women’s Championship against Mickie James.
WWE RAW LIVE RESULTS:
WWE Raw results and grade: Drew McIntyre promo
WWE Raw kicked-off with the WWE Champion Drew McIntyre made his way to the ring. McIntyre did not waste much time and maybe Orton should tell his nurse to turn the volume up for this next part.
However, WWE official Adam Pearce also provided the information on Orton’s injury and said Orton might not be compete in any title match. He also added that If Lee beats McIntyre and Orton can’t make it to WWE Clash of Champions then Lee faces McIntyre for the WWE Championship. Following this Lee came out in the ring, and they shaked hands. McIntyre went to walk away, but Lee hanged on. Lee then went to leave, but McIntyre pulled him in.
WWE Raw results and grade:
Champions vs. Champions
Raw Tag Team Champions The Street Profits (Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins) Def. SmackDown Tag Team Champions Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura
Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura are shown in a pre-taped promo. Cesaro said they’re going to ruin the perception that The Street Profits are the best tag team. Nakamura said if the Profits want the smoke, they’ll get it.
The bell rings, and Cesaro immediately floors Angelo Dawkins with a running uppercut. Cesaro drops him on the top rope and tags Nakamura in. Nakamura knees Dawkins. Cesaro and Nakamura then hit a flying knee/gutwrench suplex combo. Nakamura kicks Dawkins in the head and forearms him in the corner. Nakamura sends him to the corner and charges, but Dawkins boots him back and clotheslines him down. Montez Ford tags in and hits Nakamura with a big dropkick.
Then, Cesaro viciously stomps away at Dawkins before choking him on the bottom rope. Nakamura kicks Dawkins in the face. Ford attacks Cesaro, but Cesaro comes back with a Very European Uppercut. Somehow Ford kicks out. Nakamura goes for a running knee into the steps, but Dawkins moves. Nakamura holds his knee in pain. In the ring, Cesaro beats on Ford in the corner. Cesaro goes for a deadlift superplex on Ford and Dawkins blind tags in. After landing on the canvas, Dawkins hits Cesaro with a Frog Splash for the win!
WWE Raw results and grade: The Hurt Business introduces Cedric Alexander
The Hurt Business makes their way to the ring. MVP says The Hurt Business has an official announcement: business is booming! The CEO Bobby Lashley is firmly in possession of the United States Championship, Shelton Benjamin upgraded from the Gold Standard to platinum, and Cedric Alexander is officially with them. Alexander says his social media blew up with whiners talking about him turning on his friends. Alexander says this is his job and he’ll do what he has to do when he has to do it. No one knows what it’s like to be Alexander to come to Raw and get beat up. On Tuesday, he can’t play with his kids and family. Being with Ricochet left him hurting. Now that he’s with The Hurt Business…
Ricochet and Apollo Crews interrupt him. Crews says they need to call it like it is: Alexander sold them out. Alexander is too weak-minded and allowed himself to be manipulated. Alexander has to live with the consequences of that decision. They always had his back. Alexander says that’s wrong. How many times did he catch a beating for Crews when he WAS United States Champion? Benjamin says Alexander doesn’t owe them an explanation. Ricochet tells Benjamin to mind his own business. Ricochet says it is what it is… Alexander joined The Hurt Business. Alexander stabbing him in the back hurt more than any beating from The Hurt Business. They’re not here to ask Alexander why. They’re here to tell him that if he thought it was bad with The Hurt Business attacking him, they’re now coming for him.
WWE Raw results and grade: Cedric Alexander w/ The Hurt Business Def. Ricochet w/ Apollo Crews
Ricochet quickly takes Alexander down and punches him. Alexander comes back with a knee and sends him into the ropes, but Ricochet holds on. Ricochet knocks Alexander out of the ring. Alexander avoids a dive, but Ricochet manages to kick him in the face and hit a second rope moonsault block to the floor. Benjamin approaches, but Crews takes him out. Lashley clotheslines Crews down before lifting him up. Erik of The Viking Raiders runs down and brawls with Lashley.
Ricochet hits a dragon suplex and bridges for a near fall. Ricochet goes to the top rope, but Benjamin distracts him. Ricochet goes for a 630, but lands on his feet when Alexander moves. Alexander avoids a dropkick and hits a Michinoku Driver for a near fall. Alexander then hits a RIDICULOUS Lumbar Check for the win!
WWE Raw results and grade: RETRIBUTION Time
The lights go out immediately following Alexander’s victory. RETRIBUTION’s logo appears on the screen. One of the members says they are the product of empty promises, lies, and betrayal. They once trusted, but now they want with eyes wide open. The tall one says the people are waste and byproduct. When you treat others like garbage, you are garbage. They once believed that their time at the Performance Center would lead to fame. They refuse to suck up to a regime. While they enjoy the last days of oblivion, they’re prepared to show who they are.
The lights go out and come back on. The Hurt Business is ready for a fight, but RETRIBUTION doesn’t show up.
WWE Raw results and grade: Raw Women’s Championship Asuka (c) Def. Mickie James
The bell rings, and they lock up before dropping down to the mat. Asuka covers for a one count. Mickie rolls her up for a one count. Mickie catches her with a sloppy jackknife pin for a two count. Mickie taunts Asuka, so Asuka takes her down. Mickie quickly takes Asuka down and hits a neckbreaker for a two count. Asuka soon comes back with a knee to the face for a near fall. Asuka goes for a running hip attack, but Mickie moves. Mickie then hits a Mick Kick that sends Asuka out of the ring.
Asuka takes her down with a nasty backfist before kicking away at her chest. Mickie blocks a big kick and applies a single leg. Asuka goes for the bottom rope, so Mickie pulls her to the middle of the ring. Asuka counters into a roll-up for a near fall. Mickie hits a weak Mick Kick and covers, but Asuka grabs the bottom rope to break it. Asuka goes for an arm bar, but Mickie rolls her up for a two count. Mickie goes for her DDT, but Asuka gets out. Asuka soon takes her down and applies an Asuka Lock. Mickie tries to roll over to pin her and then the referee just ends the match…
The decision is Mickie James couldn’t continue. Mickie James and Asuka both look upset with that.
WWE Raw results and grade: Zelina demands Women’s Championship match
Zelina Vega immediately charges to the ring. Vega says she’s wasted part of her career managing selfish ingrates just like Asuka. Asuka is an ingrate. She was handed the Raw Women’s Championship by one of the greatest in the world. Asuka has been reckless with it and defending against the superstars of yesterday, but she forgot about the best of today. Vega says Asuka doesn’t need to wonder if she’s ready for Asuka. Vega is ready for the title. Asuka takes the microphone and shouts at her. Vega then slaps her in the face and leaves the ring.
WWE Raw results and grade: WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley Def. Erik
Michael Cole tried to explain what happened to Ivar last week and said, “He hurt his, um, cervical…?”
Lashley powers Erik to the corner, but Erik turns him and punches away at him. Lashley reverses a whip to the corner, but Erik knocks him back and hits a running double knee. Erik flips Lashley over and knees him in the face for a near fall. Erik knees away at Lashley and hits the ropes, but Lashley hits a one-armed slam. Lashley lifts Erik over his shoulder and slams him down for a near fall. Lashley applies the Hurt Lock for the submission.
WWE Raw results and grade: Steel Cage Match: Seth Rollins Def. Dominik Mysterio w/ The Mysterio Family
The bell rings, and Rollins cackles. Rollins kick and clubs Dominik down on the canvas. Rollins sends him into the ropes, but Dominik ducks a clothesline, twists around, and hits a side Russian Leg Sweep. Dominik begins to climb the cage, but Rollins pulls him off. Dominik counters into a DDT for a near fall. Dominik starts to climb the cage, but Murphy appears outside and gives Rollins a kendo stick. Rollins hits Dominik with the kendo stick and sends him into the cage wall. The Mysterio Family looks concerned.
Rollins counters a kendo stick shot into a catapult, but Dominik starts to scale the cage. Rollins follows him and they trade punches standing on the top rope. Rollins quickly trips him and crotches him on the top rope. Dominik is in pain, but he manages to pulls Rollins’ leg to crotch him as well. They both fall to the canvas in pain. Rey opens the cage door as Dominik crawls toward it. Murphy grabs Rey and slams him into the barricade before slamming the door, but the door hits Rollins in the head! Murphy cannot believe it. Murphy starts climbing the cage wall to cut Dominik off, but Dominik punches him to the floor. Dominik then hits Rollins with a Frog Splash for a near fall.
Dominik starts to climb, but Rollins cuts him. Rollins scales the cage to grab him and hits a superplex back into the ring followed by a falcon arrow for a near fall! Wow! Rollins begins to taunt the Mysterio Family. Dominik rolls him up for a near fall. Rollins immediately comes back with a Stomp. Rollins hits a second Stomp for the win.
WWE Raw results and grade: WWE RAW Underground
We go to Raw Underground to see Dolph Ziggler, who was commentating on Raw an hour ago, beating some guy into submission. Riddick Moss wants to step up to Ziggler. Ziggler goes for a takedown, but Moss stays standing. Ziggler grabs the leg and uppercuts him. Moss responds with a big slam. Moss starts punching him, but Ziggler takes him down and applies a deep chin lock. Moss twists out and elbows him in the head. Braun Strowman then runs onto the platform and sends Ziggler flying with a shoulder block. Strowman takes out Moss and slams Ziggler.
Titus O’Neil walks up to Raw Underground and is let in. Inside, Braun Strowman is still killing guys. Riddick Moss runs back in, but Strowman big boots him out of the ring. Titus O’Neil runs in and takes Strowman down. Strowman quickly gets up and chokes him out with a front facelock. Shane McMahon runs in to get Strowman off O’Neil.
WWE RAW results and grade: Drew McIntyre brawled out with Keith Lee
WWE Champion Drew McIntyre is backstage with Charly Caruso. McIntyre says he hopes Keith Lee does whatever it takes to win the title. McIntyre says he waited to attack Randy Orton last week. After Orton hit Lee with the RKO, he made the attack. Maybe Lee could’ve kicked out, but maybe not. Keith Lee walks up and tells McIntyre not to drag his name in the mud. The only match he beat Orton in is the one McIntyre didn’t interfere in. Lee says McIntyre is concerned he’ll beat him tonight and at WWE Clash of Champions. McIntyre says he’s not worried. Lee puts a hand on McIntyre’s shoulder, which McIntyre slaps away. McIntyre warns him, so Lee does it again. McIntyre connects with a stiff punch to the jaw. They begin to brawl backstage until officials finally break them up.
WWE RAW results and grade: Kevin Owens Def. Aleister Black
We join this match in progress. Black kicks Owens in the face, but Owens comes back with a clothesline and a senton splash for a two count. Owens sends him to the corner, but Black quickly takes him down with a leg trip. Black kicks away at the midsection and twists the knee. Owens fights up and drops Black over the top rope. Owens sets up for a somersault plancha, but his leg is too hurt. Black grabs him and slams the knee off the apron. Black continues to attack the knee and takes Owens down. Black puts the leg on the ropes and attacks it. Owens fights back and knocks him down. Owens grabs him, but Black takes him down and applies a knee bar. Owens screams in pain and gets to the bottom rope. Black backs up, and Owens superkicks him down. Owens cannot put any pressure on the knee.
All of a sudden, the lights flicker. Owens hits a Stunner on Black for the win.
WWE Raw results and grade: The Riott Squad (Ruby Riott and Liv Morgan) Def. Natalya and Lana
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler are on commentary.
Lana starts against Liv Morgan and takes her down for a two count. Lana stops Morgan from making a tag, but she’s rolled into the ropes. Ruby Riott tags in. They double-team Lana with a double knee facebuster followed by a Riott Kick for the fast win.
WWE Raw results and grade: Next week fixture Raw Underground
We go back to Raw Underground to see Braun Strowman annihilating some guy. Riddick Moss comes back and rips off his t-shirt. Strowman knocks him down. Dolph Ziggler attacks from behind. Ziggler and Moss double-team Strowman, but Strowman fights them off. Strowman knocks Moss out with a punch and hits Ziggler with a powerslam. Dabba Kato gets on the platform, but Shane McMahon steps in. McMahon says this match will happen next week on Raw Underground.
WWE Raw results and grade: Drew McIntyre vs Keith Lee (No result)
If Keith Lee wins this non-title match, he’ll face Drew McIntyre at WWE Clash of Champions for the WWE Championship if Randy Orton is unable to compete.
The bell rings, and Lee powers McIntyre to the corner and shoulders him. Lee sends him to the opposite corner, but McIntyre boots him back. McIntyre sends him to the corner, but Lee connects with a boot to the fractured jaw. Lee then Pounces him out of the ring. McIntyre holds his jaw at ringside.
Both men slowly get up. McIntyre stuns Lee with a stiff chop to the chest. Lee avoids a Claymore Kick and goes for a Spirit Bomb, but McIntyre gets out. They then wipe each other out with stereo running cross-body blocks.
RETRIBUTION runs in and a bunch of them surround all four sides of the ring. They wipe out Drew McIntyre and Keith Lee. They seem to hold off for a moment before assaulting them again.