WWE Raw Results – 5/14/18
Commentary Team: Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Booker T
The show opens with a quick recap of the NBC Universal up fronts from earlier today where Nia Jax vs. Ronda Rousey for the Raw Women’s Championship was made.
In the arena, Roman Reigns makes his entrance (to a round of boo this man)
He says last week he was robbed, and this time it wasn’t by WWE management, but rather by Jinder Mahal. So he’s going cut right to the chase, and if Jinder wants to be more relevant than he’s ever been, he’ll come down to the yard and face him like a man.
Enter Kurt Angle. He regrets to inform Reigns that Mahal will not be coming out, and Roman asks since when did he (Angle) speak for Jinder. Angle says he speaks for WWE management, and he received a call over the weekend informing him that he was thinking emotionally when he denied Jinder a chance to qualify for Money in the Bank. As a leader, he should be thinking logically, and that’s what’s best for business.
So tonight Jinder Mahal has a chance to qualify in a triple threat with Elias and Bobby Lashley. Roman says that’s perfect, and he wants in so he can beat Jinder and qualify for Money in the Bank. Kurt says that’s not happening either, because WWE management has made it clear that Roman Reigns will get no more qualifying opportunities. Angle says he knows how he feels, it sucks, and he’s gotten screwed a bunch lately.
Angle says he doesn’t blame Roman if he’s upset with him, the Big Dog says he gets it, he’s got a family and a job to do and at the end of the day he’s just doing what he has to do. So now, Roman says he’s going to go do what he has to do.
Reigns heads backstage with purpose, asking miscellaneous crew members if they’ve seen Jinder Mahal; he comes across Jinder at an intersection. Mahal throws Sunil Singh into Roman and beats him down, throwing him into the wall repeatedly before chucking a trash can at him! Reigns manages to reverse another toss and puts Jinder into some concrete before slamming him into a table full of snacks and putting him into walls and barricades alike!
Ramming a road case into him, Mahal staggers back out to ringside and Roman follows him to the stage… SUPERMAN PUNCH! Referees, Kurt Angle, and road agents Jamie Noble and five-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion Adam Pearce hit the stage to keep Reigns from attacking him any further.
Intercontinental Championship Seth Rollins (c) vs. Kevin Owens
Seth goes for a Tope Suicida, but Kevin catches him in a Fireman Carry and launches him into the post, back in the ring with the Running Senton for a 2 count, Owens looks for the Powerbomb on the apron but Seth blocks, Rollins with a Falcon Arrow on the apron, they make back in before the 10 count, Seth with a pair of Tope Suicidas, back in the ring with a Springboard Lariat, Blockbuster for a 2 count, Kevin blocks the King’s Landing, ducks a Roundhouse Kick and hits a DDT for a 2 count, Pop-Up Powerbomb, but Seth lands on his feet, Rollins looks for the Buckle Bomb, but Owens blocks, Avada Kedavra to the ribs, Owens evades The Blackout, Owens with a Superkick then a Lariat for a near fall, up top for the Senton Atomico, but Seth gets his knees up, he loads up for the kill, but Kevin avoids it, roll through Avada Kedavra, King’s Landing, Frog Splash, but Kevin gets the knees up and floats into a Small Package for a near fall, Kevin up top, but Seth meets him, Owens counters into an Avalanche Fisherman Buster, but Set rolls to the floor, Kevin sends him back in, but Rollins recovers enough and hits The Blackout on Owens when he tries to get back in to retain the IC Title.
Winner: Seth Rollins
Commentary says they’re waiting for word on if Jinder Mahal will be able to compete before confirming another three-way women’s qualifier and a second men’s qualifier.
An in-depth recap of the NBC Universal event where Ronda Rousey vs. Nia Jax was announced for the WWE Raw Women’s Championship match for the Money in the Bank pay-per-view.
Kurt Angle is backstage talking on his phone when the erstwhile Miztourage roll up and compliment him on the match we just saw being made before asking for a tag title match. Now that Miz is gone, they’re going to be on their own two feet and known as the A-Team. Kurt shoots that down because of the TV show, and Bo pitches them as the B-Team, where the “B” stands for “best”.
Angle says he appreciates them putting themselves out there but they’re asking for a title match when they lost to the champions last week? They suggest that the B-Team is actually undefeated, and Angle says he’ll give them a match if they leave him alone for the rest of the night. The B-Team high five and leave.
Men’s Money in the Bank Qualifying Match No Way Jose vs. Baron Corbin vs. Bobby Roode:
Roode with a Blockbuster on Corbin for a 2 count, Corbin with a Sidewalk Slam for a 2 count on Roode, Corbin foes for the Dream Crusher, but Jose ducks & he hits Roode, NWJ with a Diving Crossbody, but Roode breaks up the pin, Double R Spinebuster on Jose, but Corbin breaks it up, Roode with a Diving Lariat on Jose, NWJ with a rollup on Roode for a near fall, Corbin with The Blackhole Sun on Jose for a near fall, he tries one on Roode, but Bobby counters into a Sunset Flip for a 2 count, Corbin with The Deep Six on Roode, but NWJ breaks it up, Jose looks for a Death Valley Bomb, but Roode counters into The Glorious DDT for the win.
Winner: Bobby Roode
Backstage, Kevin Owens confronts Kurt Angle demanding a rematch against Seth Rollins for all the trouble he’s been through. Angle asks him what is he going to do about it, and KO says he’ll call Stephanie McMahon. Kurt says he’s tired of being threatened and Owens says it’s not a threat, its reality.
Angle goes into the trainers’ room and sees Jinder Mahal with his ribs taped up and being tended to. Kurt says the match has to happen tonight because this is the last night for qualifiers, and Jinder says he’ll wrestle if he has to and he’ll qualify for Money in the Bank.
Breezango vs. the B-Team:
Breeze with a rollup on Bo, but Axel breaks it up, Axel with a DDT on Breeze for a 2 count, Dallas with a barrage of Knee Drops for a 2 count, Fandango with a Tornado DDT on Axel using Bo for the kickoff, Axel with a Powerslam for a near fall, Fandango looks for The Last Dance, but Axel evades and they hit an Assisted Inverted Neckbreaker and Dallas pins Fandango to get the win.
Winners: The B-Team
The B-Team celebrate their nascent undefeated streak and are interviewed.
Axel informs us that just happened and Bo says anything is possible for the B-Team now. Curtis calls out Bray Wyatt and Matt Hardy and says they’re coming for the Raw Tag Team Championships, leading the crowd in a shockingly vigorous “B-Team!” chant.
Sasha Banks, Natalya & Ember Moon vs. the Riott Squad:
Banks with a Basement Meteora on Logan for a 2 count, Logan with a Knee Strike for a 2 count, Ruby with a Lariat on Sasha for a 2 count, Morgan with a Diving Kneeling Facebuster for a 2 count, Liv with a Dropkick for a 2 count, Sasha with an O’Connor Roll for a 2 count, Nattie by Nature, Ruby blocks a Sharpshooter, but Ember wipes out Riott, Enzugiri on Nattie for a 2 count, Sasha with a Meteora off the apron takes out Logan then Moon with a Tope Suicida wipes out Ruby, Nattie locks the Sharpshooter on Morgan & Liv taps out.
Winners: Sasha Banks, Natalya & Ember Moon
Commentary hypes up Braun Strowman and Finn Balor vs. Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre for later. Dolph and Drew get a promo where Drew talks about how the locker rooms gone soft, a banquet full of pigs stuffing their faces, and Braun and Finn are at the head of the pack. Dolph runs them down as smoke and mirrors (whoa-oh), and McIntyre says they’ve forgotten what’s important and they’re here to remind them.
They’re not here to take food off anyone’s plate, they’re here to flip the damn table over
The Revival vs. the Deleters of Worlds:
Bray with a Running Headbutt, Matt into a cover for a 2 count, Bray spikes Dawson with a Sambo Suplex, Twist of Fate to Dash then the Double Sister Abigail to Dawson now dubbed: The Kiss of Deletion for the win.
Winners: The Deleters of the World
Backstage, Bayley is walking along when Sasha Banks pops out to wish her luck
Sami Zayn is in the ring. He asks if anybody else has noticed that Prince Harry looks like him, and from what he hears, he’s quite a big fan, actually. More so than, let’s say, Bobby Lashley. Mr. Jacked Up, Mr. Intense, he leaves WWE for ten years, decides to make his big return on the very same night that Zayn returns. To his credit he looked like a million bucks, but the problem is he tried to do it at Sami’s expense, and Sami rolls tape of the delayed vertical suplex that gave him vertigo.
Zayn says the crowd cheered and cheered and cheered louder still when he went crashing to the mat, but did anybody think of the effect that’d have on him? No, and because of that he has vertigo now. The first ever documented case of vertigo in WWE history! The crowd thinks it’s funny, but Sami’s doctor does not, and he wrote a note.
Zayn reads it, and it defines vertigo as affecting motor skills and uses that as the explanation for why he wasn’t in Greatest Royal Rumble and why he lost his Money in the Bank qualifier and why he’s lost every other match he’s been in since then, and it’s because Lashley victimized him, and why? To impress the crowd? That’s disgusting, and worse, it’s working.
Just last week Bobby had a super-exclusive interview, and we get a bit of footage from that as well. Sami says that made sense of it to him, that Lashley targeted him because he wants to BE him. Just look at the hat! Everybody knows that’s Zayn’s hat! All his life he’s learned to trust his instincts, and those instincts told him Lashley has something to hide.
So Sami went on Facebook and reached out to Bobby’s three sisters, and they had a story to tell! They were nothing like Lashley described, and from what they said, he’s not the person he portrays himself to be, either! But don’t take his word for it, because you can ask his sisters since he’s invited them to appear on Raw next week, and with them in attendance, he’ll expose the real Bobby Lashley!
Women’s Money in the Bank Qualifying Match Bayley vs. Mickie James vs. Alexa Bliss:
Bayley blocks the Nodowa-Otoshi, Mickie with a rollup on Bliss for a 2 count, Bayley with a Flapjack into Snake Eyes on Mickie, Alexa with the Glitter Blizzard, but Mickie breaks the pin, Bliss tries another Glitter Blizzard, but Bayley counters into a flash pin for a near fall, Bayley to Belly, but Mickie pulls her out and tries to steal the pin, Bayley pulls Mickie out, Bayley back in, Alexa with a Forearm then hits the Snap DDT for the win
Winner: Alexa Bliss
Backstage, Jinder Mahal is informed that he’s cleared to compete and he vows to show the world why he’s the Modern-Day Maharaja. He limps and stumbles out of the trainer’s room, Sunil Singh talking him through it… AND ROMAN REIGNS SPEARS HIM CLEAN THROUGH A WALL!
Backstage, Kurt Angle is with Jinder Mahal and says the match MUST go on
Finn Balor & Braun Strowman vs. Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre:
Balor with a Basement Dropkick on Dolph for a 2 count, Ziggler with a Swinging Neckbreaker on Fin for a 2 count, Balor with The Final Cut, but Drew breaks the cover, Dolph with a rollup for a 2 count, Balor with the Slingblade, Shotgun Dropkick, he goes up, but McIntyre crotches him, Braun runs over Drew, he hits him so hard that Drew went flying and his feet knocked over Strowman’s GRR trophy, Ziggler throws Balor off the turnbuckle and covers for the win.
Winners: Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre
Kurt Angle is talking on the phone in his office about Ronda and Jinder Mahal and how he sent Roman away. He thinks he has the perfect replacement for Mahal, but Stephanie has another competitor in mind.
Men’s Money in the Bank Qualifying Match Elias vs. Kevin Owens vs. Bobby Lashley:
Owens with a Running Senton on Elias for a 2 count, Lashley with a Full-Nelson Slam on Elias for a 2 count, Lashley with a Spinebuster on Owens, then Elias with a Jumping Knee to Kevin, Elias decides to play his concert when Kevin stops him, Jumping Knee to Owens, but Lashley breaks the cover, Kevin with a Superkick, he looks for the Cannonball, but Elias evades and hits a Diving Elbow Drop, but Lashley breaks the cover, Belly to Belly to Elias then a Flatliner to Owens, Bobby looks for the Stalling Suplex, but Owens stops it, Lashley with a Double Snap Suplex, Elias with the Halo Bomb on Owens, but Lashley breaks the cover, Lashley with a Gorilla Press then looks for a Dominator, no its a Yokosuka Cutter, but Sami Zayn attacks him and hits the Helluva Kick against the barricade, Owens up top & hits The Frog Splash on Elias for the win
Winner: Kevin Owens
Kevin and Sami rejoice celebrate up the ramp while Lashley looks on as the show ends.