As Sasha Banks is not medically cleared to fight tonight, ‘The Queen’ Charlotte Flair will take her place in a battle against ‘The Man’ Becky Lynch to determine the first pick of Night 2 of the WWE Draft.
Show starts, a promo was played of the last week’s Hell in a Cell action between Universal Champion Seth Rollins and Bray Wyatt.
Live from Denver, Colorado – Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch’s music hits and she makes her way out to the ring for action. She grabs the mic and speaks to the WWE Universe, she addressed that she wanted to beat the hell out of Sasha Banks so bad tonight but as she is not medically cleared after Hell in a Cell match, instead she will face Charlotte Flair who is a woman she can’t get rid off.
Hearing this Charlotte makes her way out to the ring and addressed that she doesn’t want any other title opportunity and is only looking to be Lynch’s friend again. Saying this Charlotte punches Lynch right on her face and a fight erupted out of the ring as WWE Officials came to hold them apart.
Match 1: Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair.
Bell rings, both Superstar went on to attack each other. Flair quickly gained control of the match and dominated Lynch in the middle of the ring and punched Lynch on her jaw. As Flair goes for the pin, Lynch delivers a double leg dropkick and once again Flair gained control over the match.
Seeing an opportunity Lynch kicks Flair out of the ring and goes to jump over her as Flair moves out of the way and attacks Lynch out of the ring.
Later, Flair was seen kicking Lynch on her face in the middle of the ring, this fired up ‘The Man’ and she brought the fight and followed by a missile dropkick to Flair and goes for the pin as Flair kicks out. Flair then quickly held Lynch in a Sharpshooter submission, as Lynch kicks out and pushes Flair out of the ring. Lynch then throws Flair in the ring and goes to jump over her from the top of the ropes, Flair moves out of the way as Lynch slams on the middle of the ring, Flair then hits Lynch with a Natural Selection and goes for the pin as Lynch kicks out.
Frustrated Flair goes over the ropes as Lynch follows her and pulls her leg which slammed Flair to the ring. Lynch then tried to hold Flair in a Disarm her, Flair avoids it and attacks Lynch.
Later, Lynch again goes for the Disarm Her, Flair avoids it and hits Lynch with a Spear, as Flair was busy reliving the moment, Lynch rolls Flair from behind and pins her for victory.
Winner: Becky Lynch.
Backstage: In an interview, Universal Champion Seth Rollins talks about how he defeated Bray Wyatt at Hell in a Cell and then Wyatt attacked him on SmackDown. Rollins said that he had enough of this as today he is on a hunt for Wyatt.
Stephanie McMahon announces the Draft picks for round 1 as Universal Champion Seth Rollins moves to Raw, WWE Champion Brock Lesnar moves to SmackDown, Charlotte Flair moves to Raw, The New Day moves to SmackDown and Andrade and Zelina Vega moves to Raw.
Match 2: Andrade vs. Mustafa Ali.
Bell rings, Andrade had control over Ali from the beginning of the match. Andrade then punches Ali out of the ring and attacks him.
Later in the ring, Andrade hits Ali with a running knee to face and goes for the pin as Ali kicks out. Andrade then holds Ali in an arm submission hold, Ali breaks the hold and throws Andrade out of the ring, as Ali goes for a Suicide Dive, Vega tries to distract him, Ali still manages to hit the Dive. Later in the ring, Andrade hits a hammerlock DDT to Ali and pins him for victory.
Stephanie McMahon announces the Draft picks for round 2 as WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion The Kabuki Warriors moves to Raw, Daniel Bryan moves to SmackDown, Rusev moves to Raw, SmackDown Women Champion Bayley moves to SmackDown and Aleister Black moves to Raw.
Match 3: The Viking Raiders (Ivar and Erik) vs. Robert Roode & Dolph Ziggler – WWE Raw Tag Team Championship.
Bell rings, Erik, runs and hits a double leg dropkick to Ziggler. He then attacks Roode. Erik then tags Ivar, Ivar then delivers and frog splash to Ziggler and goes for the pin as Roode pulls his leg thus breaking the count.
Ivar then tags Erik and Ziggler tags, Roode, they then attacked each other. Roode tagged Ziggler. Later, Ziggler was seen holding Erik in a sleeper hold. Ziggler then tags Roode, Roode enters the ring and hits chest chops to Erik. Surprisingly Erik hits a massive chest slap to Roode as he tags Ziggler. Erik gets up and punches Ziggler as both men fall flat to the ring. Both men then struggled to get up and tagged each other’s teammates. Ivar attacks Roode and tags Erik seeing this Ziggler tags himself in.
Later, Ziggler tags Roode and hits a superkick to Erik follows by a Glorious DDT and goes for the pin as Ivar breakes the count. Later Ivar and Erik attacks the legal man in the ring Ziggler and pin him to win the Raw Tag Team titles.
Winner: New Raw Tag Team Champions – The Viking Raiders (Ivar and Erik).
Stephanie McMahon announces the Draft picks for round 3 as Cedric Alexander moves to Raw, Shinsuke Nakamura moves to SmackDown, Humberto Carrillo to Raw, Ali moves to SmackDown and Erick Rowan moves to Raw.
Match 4: Aleister Black vs. Eric Young.
Bell rings, Young goes to attacks Black, Black hits a middle ropes moon sault on Young followed by a running knee to jaw. Quickly Black holds Young in a Dark Ritual submission as Young taps out.
Winner: Aleister Black.
Stephanie McMahon announces the Draft picks for round 4 as Buddy Murphy moves to Raw, Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode moves to SmackDown, Jinder Mahal moves to Raw, Carmella moves to SmackDown and R-Truth moves to Raw.
Backstage: The O.C. attacks The Street Profits as they were welcoming them to Monday Night Raw.
Match 5: Ricochet vs. Shelton Benjamin.
Bell rings, Ricochet attacked Benjamin. Later, Ricochet was slammed to the ring by Benjamin. Benjamin continued to attack Ricochet as they were seen exchanging punches and Ricochet was then seen in a sleeper hold in the ring. Ricochet breaks the hold and goes for flying forearm from the top of the ropes and goes for the pin as Benjamin kicks out.
Later, as Ricochet goes over the ropes, Benjamin goes over the ropes too and slams Ricochet to the ring with a belly to belly suplex. Ricochet quickly recovers and hits Benjamin with a standing moon sault and pins him for victory.
A video was played where Lana was seen receiving a body massage, Lana then requested for a deeper massage. Later Bobby Lashley was seen giving her the massage.
In the ring, Jerry “The King” Lawler calls out Braun Strowman and Tyson Fury for WWE Crown Jewel contract signing.
Strowman said to Fury that he will pick him up and slam him to the ring at Saudi Arabia. To which Fury replied saying that he is indeed a fan of Strowman but make no mistake he will knock Strowman out for sure. To which Strowman breaks the table as Fury smiles and walks away.
Later, Stephanie McMahon announces the Draft picks for round 5 as Samoa Joe moves to Raw, The Miz moves to SmackDown, Akira Tozawa moves to Raw, King Corbin moves to SmackDown, Shelton Benjamin moves to Raw.
Match 6: Cedric Alexander vs. Buddy Murphy.
Bell rings, Alexander and Murphy, go toe to toe with each other. After the commercial, Murphy delivers a suicide dive to Alexander out of the ring and throws him in the ring and goes for the pin as Alexander kicks out at two counts.
Alexander hits a superkick to Murphy followed by a dropkick and suicide dive which lead to a springboard ring liner and goes for the pin as Murphy kicks out at two counts.
Later, Murphy hits Alexander with an over the ropes powerbomb to the centre of the ring and goes for the pin as it ended up in two counts. Murphy then hits a knee strike to Alexander and pins him for victory.
Winner: Buddy Murphy.
Backstage: The Street Profits accepts The O.C.’s challenge where they will get and third mystery partner tonight.
Stephanie McMahon announces the Draft picks for round 6 as Rey Mysterio moves to Raw, Shorty Gable moves to SmackDown, Titus O’Neil moves to Raw, Elias moves to SmackDown and Liv Morgan moves to Raw.
Match 7: WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion The Kabuki Warriors (Asuka & Kairi Sane) vs. Lacey Evans and Natalya.
Before the bell, Natalya introduces Evans as her mystery partner for the tag team match tonight.
Bell rings, Evans and Sane start the match, Evans was seen dominating Sane, without ignoring the fact that Sane did bring the same aggressive fight. Sane was then seen holding Evans in a submission hold in the middle ring.
Sane then releases the hold and tags Asuka, Asuka was then seen kicking on Evan’s face numerous times. Desperately Evans tags Natalya. Natalya enters the ring and attacks Asuka and Sane and holds Asuka in a Sharpshooter. Seeing this Sane runs to her partner’s rescue and hits Natalya a running bulldog.
After the commercial, Asuka was seen holding Natalya in a submission move. Natalya breaks it and goes to pin Evans, seeing this Asuka holds Natalya in another submission move, to apply more pressure Asuka turns it into cross armbar. Natalya rolls over and breaks the hold.
Natalya then kicks Asuka on her face and goes for the tag as Asuka attacks Evans. Asuka then tags Sane, Sane was seen holding Natalya in a submission move, Natalya turns and carries Sane and slams her into a suplex and tags Evans.
Evans enters and attacks Asuka, and goes for Sane and attacks her followed by the pin as she kicks out. Sane then hangs Evans upside down at the ringside turnbuckle and jumps on the chest of Evans. Natalya enters the ring and breaks the count. Asuka tags herself in as Evans punches Sane, Asuka rolls Evans backwards and pins her for victory.
Winner: WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion The Kabuki Warriors (Asuka & Kairi Sane).
During the “Firefly Fun House,” Bray Wyatt was seen talking to the stuff Rabit, Rollins emerges out of nowhere and attacks Wyatt and chants ‘Burn it Down’ and burns the set of “Firefly Fun House”.Do let me know what you think about this episode of Monday Night Raw on the below comment section or you can even tweet me at Tweet to @shawnitch I would love to hear from you. 🙂