Welcome to our live coverage of Monday Night Raw!
The show opens with superstars out on the stage showing their respect for Bruno Sammartino as they toll the bell 10 times. They show a highlight package of the life of Bruno Sammartino.
Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman make their way to the ring.
Paul Heyman does his introduction and introduces Brock Lesnar. Paul says we told you so. Paul says we told you so just like Undertaker losing his streak to Brock and Cena being taken to Suplex City. Paul says Brock doesn't gloat he conquers. Paul says he gloats over Brock winning and retaining his Universal title at Wrestlemania. Paul says Brock doesn't dwell on the past and looks forward to the Greatest Royal Rumble event to destroy Roman. Paul says Brock signed a contract with a beautiful raise that he earned by beating Roman Reigns and says Brock wanted this steel cage match. Paul says Brock will beat Roman piece by piece inside the cage. Roman's music hits. Roman comes out and makes his way to the ring. Roman says he doesn't know how he is going to do it but he is coming home with the Universal Championship.
Elias makes his way to the ring backstage.
Elias is in the ring about to perform until Bobby Roode's music hits.
Elias vs. Bobby Roode
Both men lock up and Elias gets a head lock. Elias bounces off the ropes and nails an elbow. Bobby is in control with chops. Bobby dodges Elias and lands a atomic drop followed by a drop kick. Roode remains in control and works the arm. Elias nails Bobby with a right hand and chops to the chest. Bobby counters Elias to go for the Glorious DDT but Elias gets out and Elias gets clotheslined over the top rope.
Elias backs Roode into the corner. Bobby nails chops to the chest but Elias hits Bobby and sends him into the ring post. Elias squeezes the shoulder of Roode. Bobby gets out and both exchange right hands. Elias brings Bobby to the corner and stomps away. Elias hits a knee on Bobby with Bobby's head on the apron. Elias has a head lock applied on Roode. Bobby fights out of it and takes Elias down with a back suplex. Roode battles back with right hands and takes Elias down over and over. Bobby hits a swinging neck breaker. Bobby heads to the top and nails a clothesline off of it. Bobby tries the DDT but Elias gets out. Both men go back and forth and Bobby nails the blockbuster off the ropes. Elias escapes out of the ring and Bobby goes after him. Elias hangs Bobby off the ropes as Roode tries to get back in the ring and rolls up Bobby for the win.
Woken Matt Hardy says the future is clear and him and Bray Wyatt will win the tag team titles. Bray appears, they both laugh and say "Run".
The Ascension vs. Woken Matt Hardy
Victor and Hardy start off. Hardy applauds the lock up between them. Hardy hits a Russian leg sweep and tags in Bray. Bray dominates Victor but counters Bray and tags Konnor. Bray tags in Hardy and Hardy gains control. Konnor rams Hardy into their corner and The Ascension double team him.Victor and Konnor continue to dominate and double team Matt. Hardy gets out of a head lock and tags Bray. Bray takes out both guys and collides into Victor. Hardy gets tagged in and hits the Side Effect. Konnor breaks up the count but gets hit with Sister Abigail. Bray and Matt hit a double team Twist Of Fate to pick up the win.
Winners: Woken Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt.
Sami and Kevin make their way to the ring for the Sami and Kevin Show. They welcome everyone to the show and says they are saddened by the departure of Miz on Raw. Kevin and Sami say they will prove that they are the greatest superstars by winning the Greatest Royal Rumble match. Sami says Stephanie named them as the crown jewel for Raw. Kevin and Sami welcome Kurt Angle to the ring. Kurt makes his way to the ring. Kevin gives Kurt a beach chair. Kevin says they got off on the wrong foot with Kurt and Sami says that they were victims of conspiracy on Smackdown with Shane McMahon. Kurt says he knows Stephanie doesn't like him considering what Ronda did to her at Wrestlemania. They diss Kurt for saying he needs this job because of his kids including jason Jordan. Kurt says he wants to repay them by them being in the Rumble with guys that they have made enemies with and Kurt puts them in a tag match tonight against Bobby Lashley and Braun Strowman.
Seth Rollins is backstage with Bo and Axel. Axel says they are redesigned and show Seth his Monday Night Rollins T-shirts to ally with Seth. Seth declines them.
Titus Worldwide vs. Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler
Titus and Dolph start off and Titus goes right to Dolph and beats him down. Apollo gets tagged in and lands a standing moonsault but Dolph kicks out. Dolph escapes Apollo and tags Drew. Drew runs down Apollo and dominates him. Drew tags in Dolph as Dolph his a super kick and Drew landing a reverse Alabama Slam. Drew knocks Titus off the apron and both Drew and Dolph hit the Zig Zag plus the Claymore for the win.
Winners: Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler. They are interviewed after the match and Dolph says Drew has had his back since day one. Drew says no body in the back has ambition anymore and that he is the wake up call that WWE needs.
Kurt Angle is backstage with Chad Gable. Gable thanks Kurt for bringing him to Raw. Chad asks how Jason is and Kurt says he is not here to tag with Jason, he's here because Chad has a lot of fire. Jinder walks in and demands Kurt to bring him back to Smackdown. Chad tells Jinder to show Kurt a little more respect. Jinder insults Chad by calling him Mini Me and Nicholas, Braun's tag partner at Wrestlemania. Chad pushes him and Kurt breaks it up and makes a match between them.
Jinder Mahal vs. Chad Gable
Singh distracts Gable on his way to the ring causing Mahal to attack Chad. Mahal sends Gable to the barricade, gets him back in the ring and stomps away at him. The bell rings and Gable goes after Mahal but Mahal pushes him away. Chad goes on the attack but gets nailed with a vicious kick by Mahal. Gable trips Mahal to the outside and Gable goes after him but Mahal clotheslines him on the outside.
Mahal is in control as he has a chin lock applied. Mahal has a arm submission applied but Mahal releases the hold and lands a suplex. Mahal continues to beat down Gable. Gable fights back but gets clotheslined again. Mahal whips Gable hard into the turnbuckle. Mahal has a chin lock again on Gable. Gable fights again but mahal lands an elbow. Mahal drives his knee multiple times to Gable's face but Gable counters. Gable goes after Jinder's leg over and over. Mahal gets Gable on his shoulders but Gable escapes. Mahal catches Gable and hangs him on the ropes. Mahal lands a running knee and goes for the Khallus but Gable rolls him up for the win.
Winner: Chad Gable.
Renee interviews the Riott Squad and they say they attacked Bayley and Sasha to send a message to the locker room.
They show a recap of earlier tonight with Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns.
Samoa Joe in a backstage video says he is worried that he doesn't have an opponent at Backlash. He hopes that Brock rips Roman apart at the Greatest Royal Rumble.
Axel and Bo backstage talk to Finn Balor and try to ally with him. Balor says no and leaves them.
Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn vs. Bobby Lashley and Braun Strowman
Bobby and Braun chase Sami and Kevin around. Braun tricks them and throws Owens and Zayn into the barricade. Bobby hits a swinging neck breaker to Owens and lands a spine buster. Bobby beats down Owens in the corner. Owens catches Bobby with akick and tags Sami. Sami punches Bobby and Bobby battles back and lands a suplex. Bobby charges at Sami but Sami knocks him down with a boot. Owens gets tagged in and beats down Bobby. Sami gets tagged in and try to double team Bobby but Bobby kicks Owens away. Bobby goes to work on Sami until Owens trips Bobby over the top and lands a Senton splash on Bobby.
Sami chops Bobby in the corner. Sami charges at Bobby but is caught with a belly to belly. Bobby goes to make a tag but Owens stops him. Owens goes for the Senton but Bobby counters. Sami stops Bobby for tagging and Bobby gets a back suplex in on Sami. Owens pulls Braun off the apron preventing Lashley from making a tag. Lashley plows through Sami and tags Braun. Braun runs over Owens on the outside and clotheslines Sami over and over. Sami tries to escape but Bobby brings him back in the ring. Braun clobbers Sami's chest and tags Bobby. Braun throws Sami and Lashley lands a one arm suplex to Sami. Braun gets tagged in and Braun lands the running power slam for the win.
Winners: Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley.
No Way Jose and his fiesta makes their way to the ring. Baron Corbin comes out and says his idea of fun is ruining other peoples fun and is here to be champion. He says no way to his match with Jose. Jose says let the fun continue. Baron comes from behind on the stage and attacks Jose and boots him in the face. Corbin hits a choke slam back breaker to Jose on the stage.
Alexa Bliss is on an advertisement called A Moment Of Bliss talking about Nia bullying someone by taking their food. Alexa says it's not too late to stop Nia's bullying and is going to take the Women's title from her at Backlash.
Finn Balor makes his way to the ring for tag team action.
Seth Rollins and Finn Balor vs. Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas
Balor and Bo start off. Bo takes down Balor with a shoulder tackle. Bo tags Axel. Axel takes him down with a shoulder tackle and mocks Finn. Axel lands a back elbow on Finn but Finn rolls through Axel and drop kicks him. Axel fights back and Balor and beats him down. Bo gets tagged in and dominates Finn. Bo has a head lock applied. Balor gets out but gets elbowed by Bo. Finn gets a Pele kick in on Dallas. Seth gets tagged in and takes out both guys. Seth clotheslines Axel on the outside and lands a suicide dive on Axel. Seth goes off the top and lands the block buster to Axel. Axel counters Seth but Seth takes down Axel and nails the Curb Stomp. Seth tags in Balor and Balor hits the Coup De Grace on Axel for the win.
Winners: Seth Rollins and Finn Balor.
Natalya motivates Ember Moon and Nia Jax backstage as Bayley and Sasha Banks stare down at each other.
Alexa Bliss, Mickie James and The Riott Squad vs. Sasha Banks, Bayley, Nia Jax, Natalya and Ember Moon
Sasha and Morgan start off. Liv quickly tags Logan and both of them beat down Banks. Logan goes to work on Banks. Banks fights back and plants knees into Logan's chest in the corner. Logan lands a right hand and tags Liv. Banks fights back with right hands and a slap to the face. Ember Moon gets tagged in and works on Liv's arm. Moon dominates Liv and lands a spring board cross body. Liv escapes the ring but Moon dives and lands on Liv.
Logan is in control of Banks. Banks tries to make a tag but Logan over powers her and prevents Sasha from making a tag. Mickie gets tagged in and dominates Banks with a head lock. Sasha lands a jaw breaker to get out but Mickie gets Banks back in the head lock. Banks gets out and tries to make the tag but Mickie stops her. Banks kicks her away and tags Natalya. Natalya dominates and gets the sharpshooter on James. Logan chop blocks Natalya's leg to break up the submission. Natalya struggles to get up and Mickie kicks Natalya out of the ring. Officials check on Natalya and Bayley comes in as Riott gets tagged in. Bayley comes in as a house of fire but Riott takes her down. Riott has a head lock on Bayley. Bayley back her into the corner and Nia is tagged in. Nia collides into Ruby and body presses Ruby onto the mat. Nia hits the leg drop but the pinfall is broken up. All the women brawl from the ring to the outside. Nia dives onto all of them from the apron. Mickie gets back up and attacks Natalya who is still hurt on the outside. Ronda Rousey comes out to help Natalya. Ronda helps Natalya up but then Mickie knocks Ronda down with a baseball slide. Ronda gets back up and attacks Mickie by putting her in the arm submission and destroys her arm as the officials throw the match out. This match ends in a no contest.
Michael Cole remind everyone of the Greatest Royal Rumble event this Friday as Ronda helps Natalya to the stage.
End Of The Show.