WWE RAW Results – May 8, 2017
– Tonight’s WWE RAW opens up with WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose walking backstage. He receives a phone call from RAW General Manager Kurt Angle and heads to the ring to make an announcement.
– We open up from the O2 Arena in London with Michael Cole, Corey Graves and WWE Hall of Famer Booker T. JoJo makes the introduction as Dean Ambrose heads to the ring.
Ambrose announces that Kurt Angle won’t be here tonight. Fans boo. Ambrose says Angle has named him acting General Manager for tonight’s show. The music interrupts and out comes The Miz with Maryse to boos. Miz reveals that Stephanie McMahon has named him co-acting GM for tonight. Ambrose says they can work together tonight but at Extreme Rules, he’s going to put a beatdown on Miz and retain his title. Ambrose ends up offering his hand for a shake. They’re interrupted by the music as Braun Strowman makes his way out with his arm in a sling.
A “thank you Strowman” chant starts. Braun doesn’t care who is in charge, he’s going to get what he wants. Braun says he took out The Big Dog at Payback but as long as Roman Reigns can walk, he’s not finished with him. Braun tells them to call Stephanie and Kurt and tell them that he’s going to end Reigns once his arm is healed. Braun says when he’s finished with Reigns, he wants WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar. Braun goes on about Lesnar but the music interrupts and out comes Kalisto. Kalisto says Braun may not be done with Reigns but he’s not done with Braun. Kalisto reminds us how he beat Braun in their Dumpster Match but Braun still couldn’t take the loss like a man. Kalisto goes on and begs Dean for a match. They go on and Ambrose makes Kalisto vs. Braun for tonight. Ambrose ends up putting Miz in the opening match, against Finn Balor. We go to commercial.
Finn Balor vs. The Miz
Back from the break and out comes Finn Balor to a pop as The Miz and Maryse look on.
Back and forth to start. Balor takes control and ends up sending Miz to the floor. Balor sends Miz into the barrier as Maryse watches. Balor brings it back in but Maryse helps Miz and checks on him as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Miz drops Balor for a 2 count. Balor blocks a Skull Crushing Finale and rolls Miz up for a 2 count. Miz drops Balor with a DDT for another 2 count. Miz keeps Balor grounded now. Balor comes back but Miz boots him. Balor with the overhead kick as both Superstars go down.
Balor with another kick. Miz runs into boots. Balor with more offense and a dropkick. Balor with chops in the corners. Miz boots him. Miz goes to the top but Balor kicks him in the head. Miz goes to the floor and Balor dropkicks him through the ropes, sending Miz to the barrier. Balor runs across the apron and kicks Miz in the head again. Balor brings it back into the ring. Maryse gets on the apron and Miz sends Balor into the referee as he’s distracted. Miz goes to ringside and grabs the mic. He announces as co-General Manager that Balor is disqualified because he put his hands on an official. Miz announces himself as the winner and still #1 contender. Miz leaves as his music plays. Dean Ambrose comes out and re-starts the match. Maryse is banned from ringside.
The bell rings to re-start the match. Balor attacks from behind and brings Miz back into the ring. Balor with a Slingblade. Balor drops Miz again and goes to the top. Balor hits Coup de Grace for the win.
Winner: Finn Balor
– After the match, Balor celebrates as Miz recovers.
– Still to come, Braun vs. Kalisto.
– We go backstage to Alexa Bliss warming up. Nia Jax walks in a nd mentions how she wants a RAW Women’s Title shot once Bliss is done with Bayley. Bliss promises to work something out when Kurt Angle is back. Nia says until then, Bliss just found herself a new best friend. Nia tells her to let’s go and walks off. Back to commercial.
Alexa Bliss vs. Mickie James
Back from the break and out comes RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss for this non-title match. Nia Jax is right behind her. Mickie James is out next and she has Bayley with her.
The bell rings and they lock up after some trash talking. Back and forth to start. Mickie with an early pin attempt. Mickie keeps control and blows a kiss before kicking Bliss for a 2 count. Mickie keeps control and sends Bliss to the floor as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Bliss covers for a 2 count. Bliss takes it to the corner as the referee warns her. Nia watches as Bliss works Mickie over. Mickie comes back and sends Bliss flying with a hurricanrana. Bliss takes back control and works on the arm of Mickie. Bliss drops elbows on Mickie’s arm and keeps up the offense.
Mickie ends up making another comeback. She goes to the apron but Nia grabs her leg for the distraction. Bayley nails a crossbody to Nia from the steel steps. Bliss takes advantage of the distraction and gets the pin on Mickie.
Winner: Alexa Bliss
– After the match, Bliss mounts Mickie with lefts and rights. Bayley makes the save and chases Bliss off to the back. Nia enters the ring and waits for Mickie to get up. Nia with a splash in the corner and a big elbow drop. Nia wipes her feet on Mickie before leaving the ring as her music plays.
– Ambrose is backstage when Miz walks in upset. Ambrose says Miz can have the night off but Miz says he had a special edition of MizTV scheduled tonight with the former members of One Direction. They argue and Miz puts Ambrose in a match against Bray Wyatt later tonight. MizTV is canceled.
– Still to come, Braun vs. Kalisto. Back to commercial.
– Back from the break and Charly Caruso is with Samoa Joe. He cuts a promo on Seth Rollins and says Rollins now operates on Joe’s terms. He brings up Rollins calling out WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar last week and says that’s not happening because he’s not done with Rollins. Joe goes on talking about how he will destroy Rollins when Rollins attacks. They brawl around the backstage area until officials separate them.
Braun Strowman vs. Kalisto
We get a look back at the recent Dumpster Match before Braun Strowman makes his way to the ring with one of his arms in a sling. Braun waits as Kalisto makes his entrance.
Braun takes the mic before the bell and says Dean Ambrose is supposed to be co-GM tonight but he can shove it. Braun says he’s not accepting this match because he’s injured and because Roman Reigns is a pathetic coward that won’t face him. The bell rings but Braun floors Kalisto with a big boot. Braun takes Kalisto to the corner and unloads with boots. The music interrupts and out comes Reigns to a big mixed reaction. Braun turns his attention to the stage as Reigns comes walking out.
Reigns marches to the ring with his shoulder and ribs taped up. They stare each other down. Reigns steps up onto the apron and then enters the ring as fans boo him. Braun charges but Reigns nails his injured arm. Reigns with two Superman punches. The third knocks Braun off his feet. Braun rolls to the floor to retreat. Reigns runs around the ring for a spear but Braun boots him. Braun charges but Reigns moves and Braun hits the ring post. Reigns unloads on the injured arm and knocks the sling off.
Reigns wraps Braun’s arm around the post and keeps up the attack. Reigns slams the arm into the apron now. A referee begs Reigns to back off. A “Roman sucks” chant starts up. Reigns grabs a steel chair and smacks Braun in the arm. Reigns with another chair shot into the steel steps. Reigns with another chair shot as Braun retreats to the back. Reigns stands tall in the ring with a chair as his music plays. Reigns hits the corner to pose as the mixed reaction continues.
– The announcers reveal Joe vs. Rollins for later tonight.
– We see Goldust and R-Truth backstage getting ready for Tag Team Turmoil. Tonight is the night they become #1 contenders. Truth goes back to listening to his music but Goldust wants to give him a pep talk. Truth is ready to go shock the world. Back to commercial.
Tag Team Turmoil: Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs. Cesaro & Sheamus vs. Heath Slater & Rhyno vs. Goldust & R-Truth vs. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson
Back from the break and JoJo is in the ring to announce the rules for Tag Team Turmoil. The winners will become the new #1 contenders to RAW Tag Team Champions The Hardys. Enzo Amore and Big Cass are out first with promos. Cesaro and Sheamus are out next.
Sheamus starts off with Cass and they go at it. Sheamus looks to take control early on but Cass turns it around in the corner and unloads. Cass with a big splash and a slam. Cass drops the Empire Elbow. We see Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy watching backstage. Enzo tags in and Cass launches him into Cesaro, then into Sheamus. Enzo comes off the top with a crossbody to Sheamus for a 2 count. Sheamus catches Enzo with the Irish Curse backbreaker. Enzo rolls to the floor in pain as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Cesaro is unloading on Enzo with a ton of stomps. Cesaro keeps Enzo grounded now. Cesaro misses and ends up in the ring post in the corner. Sheamus gets sent off the apron. Enzo crawls for a tag and hits an enziguri on Cesaro when he tries to stop it. Sheamus pulls Cass off the apron and they go at it. Sheamus sends Cass into the ring post. Cesaro with a running uppercut to the back of the neck of Enzo. Cesaro applies the Sharpshooter to Enzo and he taps out. Enzo and Cass have been eliminated.
Heath Slater and Rhyno are out next. Sheamus and Cesaro meet them on the ramp and the two teams go at it. The match has not started yet. Cesaro and Sheamus take control and send Rhyno into the steel steps. Slater comes swinging but they send him on top of the barrier and keep up the attack. They bring it in the ring and Cesaro goes to work on Slater. Cesaro keeps Slater grounded now. Rhyno is still down on the floor.
Slater fights back and takes Cesaro down but Rhyno is nowhere to be found for a tag. Sheamus tags in for some double teaming and nails a clothesline off the top for a 2 count. Sheamus kicks Rhyno off the apron as he tries to come back into the mix. Sheamus keeps control of Slater now. They keep control and Sheamus hits a Brogue Kick on Slater while Cesaro holds him. Slater and Rhyno have been eliminated.
Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson are out next. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Cesaro is in control of Anderson. Anderson turns it around and connects with a kick in the corner. Gallows tags in for some double teaming and a 2 count. Cesaro ends up countering Gallows and nailing a vertical suplex. Sheamus tags back in and keeps up the attack on Gallows for a 2 count. Gallows fights back and rocks Sheamus into the ropes. More back and forth between the teams. Sheamus catches Gallows in White Noise for a 2 count as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Sheamus gets double teamed. Anderson covers for a 2 count. They go for a Magic Killer but Cesaro makes the save. Cesaro and Anderson go to the floor. Sheamus nails a Brogue Kick on Gallows for the pin. Gallows and Anderson have been eliminated.
Goldust and R-Truth are out next. They rush the ring and start brawling with Cesaro and Sheamus. Goldust and Truth send Cesaro to the floor and go to work on Sheamus. They double team him and Goldust covers for a 2 count. Sheamus fights back but Goldust decks him and hits the bulldog. Goldust mounts Sheamus in the corner as fans count along. Goldust counters and catches Sheamus with a powerslam for a 2 count. Goldust fights off Cesaro. Sheamus sends Goldust to the floor. Cesaro tags in and sends Goldust’s knee into the top of the barrier. Cesaro brings it back into the ring and works on the knee.
Truth tries to rally the fans as Cesaro and Sheamus keep control of Goldust. Cesaro mocks Goldust when his knee goes out. Goldust fights back but his knee goes out again and Cesaro falls on him for the 2 count. Cesaro applies the Sharpshooter now. Truth comes from behind and breaks the hold. Truth finally gets the tag and unloads on Cesaro. Sheamus gets sent to the floor. Truth with the heel kick on Cesaro for a 2 count. Truth plants Cesaro and hits the scissors kick for a close 2 count. Truth misses a splash in the corner and Cesaro rolls him up for the win.
Winners and New #1 Contenders: Cesaro and Sheamus
– After the match, Cesaro and Sheamus stand tall. Sheamus nails a Brogue on Goldust. They attack Truth next as fans boo. They clear the ring and stand tall until the music hits and out come RAW Tag Team Champions The Hardys to a pop and pyro. They rush the ring but Sheamus and Cesaro retreat. A “delete!” chant starts. Cesaro stomps on Goldust or Truth before joining Sheamus on the ramp to stare back at The Hardys.
Samoa Joe vs. Seth Rollins
Back from a break and out comes Seth Rollins to the ring for a pop. Samoa Joe is out next.
The bell rings and they start brawling. They go right to the floor. Rollins uses the barrier as the referee counts. Joe turns it around and rolls Rollins into the ring. Joe follows and talks some trash as he keeps control. Rollins turns it right around and sends Joe to the floor. Rollins with strikes against the barrier. Joe counters a whip and launches Rollins into the barrier. Joe brings it back into the ring and keeps Rollins down. Joe takes Rollins to the corner and works him over. Joe runs into a boot. Rollins hits a Slingblade for a 2 count.
Rollins looks to keep up the offense but Joe drops him with an elbow. Joe with strikes while Rollins is down now. Joe talks some more trash as he keeps Rollins down. Joe counters a Falcon Arrow and nails a suplex for a 2 count. Joe runs into an elbow in the corner. Rollins nails a Blockbuster. Joe dumps Rollins to the apron. Rollins nails him and tries to come in but Joe grabs the bad knee. Rollins counters but Joe sends him to the floor. Rollins clutches his bad knee as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Joe has Rollins down in the corner. Joe with high knees and a chop. Joe keeps control and drops an elbow for another 2 count. Joe with more trash talking and taunting while Rollins is down. Fans rally for Rollins. Rollins looks to counter but Joe applies the Coquina Clutch. Rollins blocks it and sends Joe to the floor. Rollins runs the ropes for a dive. Rollins goes back in for another suicide dive. They come back in and Rollins springboards at Joe with a knee for another 2 count.
Rollins nails Joe in the corner but runs into a chop. Joe catches Rollins in a powerslam for a close 2 count. Joe with the inverted atomic drop and a boot to the face. Joe with a senton for another 2 count. They trade blocks. Rollins nails a Falcon Arrow for another pin attempt. Joe with strikes. Rollins kicks him twice. Joe ducks a kick and applies the Clutch but can’t get it. More back and forth. Rollins goes to the top but Joe grabs him and tries to slam him on the mat. Rollins grabs the turnbuckle and the cover comes undone. More back and forth and pin attempts. Joe whips Rollins into the exposed turnbuckle.
The referee checks on Rollins and puts the cover back on the turnbuckle. Joe grabs the pad and throws it. The referee yells at him. Joe grabs Rollins as the referee warns him. Joe sends Rollins head first into the exposed steel. The referee calls for the disqualification and fans boo.
Winner by DQ: Seth Rollins
– After the bell, Joe grabs Rollins as Rollins’ music stops. Joe sends Rollins into the turnbuckle again and applies the Coquina Clutch. The referee tries to break the hold but Joe keeps it locked as Rollins fades. Joe finally breaks it and warns Rollins that it’s over when he says it’s over. Joe stands tall and fans boo as his music plays.
– Cole confirms Miz vs. Ambrose with the title on the line for next week. Still to come, Ambrose vs. Wyatt in tonight’s main event. We go to commercial.
TJ Perkins vs. Jack Gallagher
Back from a break and out comes WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville for commentary. We see a backstage video from earlier today where Neville told TJP to beat Gallagher tonight if he wanted a title shot. Back to the ring and out comes Jack Gallagher to a pop. TJP is out next.
Back and forth to start. Gallagher with an early close 2 count. They end up on the floor and TJP sends Gallagher into the steel steps with a drop toe hold. Perkins drops Gallagher for a 2 count. Perkins with a submission in the middle of the ring now. More back and forth after the hold is broken. Gallagher blocks the Detonation Kick. TJP ends up stealing the win with a handful of tights.
– After the match, Gallagher complains about the handful of tights while TJP celebrates at ringside. TJP rushes the ring and takes out Gallagher from behind. Perkins works on the knee and puts the knee bar on Gallagher. Austin Aries hits the ring to make the save and fights his way into the ring. Aries is wearing a knee brace. Aries goes for the big fivearm but TJP retreats and backs up the ramp. Aries stands tall with Gallagher in the ring as Neville joins TJP on the ramp.
– Sasha Banks is backstage walking. Back to commercial.
Sasha Banks vs. Alicia Fox
Back from the break and out comes Sasha Banks as Alicia Fox waits in the ring.
They talk trash after the bell and Fox slaps Sasha. Sasha fires right back and they go at it as the referee tries to break it up. They separate but Fox nails a kick and slams Sasha to the mat by her hair. Fox with a Northern Lights suplex for a 2 count. Fox keeps control for another 2 count. Fox keeps Sasha grounded now.
Sasha fights up and out, catching Fox in mid-air for a close 2 count. Sasha sends Fox flying across the ring. More back and forth. Fox fights off the Backstabber. Fox takes it to the corner and climbs up but Sasha fights her off. Sasha nails the double knees out of nowhere from the top for the win.
Winner: Sasha Banks
– After the match, Sasha stands tall as Fox recovers and we go to replays. The replays may show that Fox had her right shoulder up. Sasha makes her exit while Fox is frustrated.
– Still to come, Ambrose vs. Wyatt. Back to commercial.
Bray Wyatt vs. Dean Ambrose
Back from the break and The Miz has joined the announcers for commentary. Maryse is with him. We go to the ring and out comes Bray Wyatt for tonight’s main event. WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose is out next for this non-title match.
They lock up and Wyatt takes it to the corner. Back and forth to start. Wyatt turns upside down in the corner after missing a splash. Ambrose with chops. Wyatt fights back with strikes. Wyatt works Ambrose over and yells about being a God. Ambrose ducks and sends Wyatt over the top rope. Ambrose runs the ropes and nails a dive, sending Wyatt into the barrier. Ambrose brings it back into the ring and goes to the top.
Ambrose is forced to roll through. Wyatt avoids a Dirty Deeds and goes to the floor. Wyatt suplexes Ambrose from the second rope to the floor. We get a replay as Wyatt rolls Ambrose back into the ring for a 2 count. Wyatt stomps on Ambrose as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Wyatt still has control. He covers for a 2 count and goes back to beating Ambrose around the ring. Wyatt keeps control and grounds Ambrose. Ambrose ends up going for the big clothesline but Wyatt plants him for a 2 count. Ambrose finally makes a comeback and keeps taking Wyatt off his feet. Wyatt blocks the bulldog. Ambrose runs into a kick. Ambrose with another shot before going to the top. Wyatt rolls to the floor. Ambrose jumps off the top to the floor and nails the elbow as Maryse and Miz look on.
Ambrose brings Wyatt back into the ring and ducks a clothesline. Wyatt launches himself at Ambrose. Miz and Maryse leave the announce table to get a closer look at the match. Ambrose turns his attention to Miz. Wyatt comes from behind and goes for Sister Abigail but Ambrose rolls him up for a 2 count. Wyatt with the Uranage for a 2 count.
Wyatt climbs up with Ambrose on the top. Wyatt mocks the fans. Wyatt goes for a superplex but Ambrose fights him as Miz looks on from ringside. Ambrose headbutts Wyatt to the mat. Ambrose ends up coming off the top on Wyatt. Miz raises his title at ringside as fans boo. Ambrose faces Miz. Wyatt comes from behind but Ambrose counters and goes for Dirty Deeds. It’s blocked. Ambrose runs the ropes and nails Miz with a dive. Wyatt comes for Ambrose on the floor but he turns it around. Ambrose rolls Wyatt in the ring. Miz nails Ambrose from behind with the title belt. The referee didn’t see what happened. Wyatt brings Ambrose into the ring but he kicks out at 2. Wyatt goes for Sister Abigail and nails it for the pin.
Winner: Bray Wyatt
– After the bell, Miz takes the mic at ringside and announces Wyatt as the winner. The Miz hits the ring and starts beating on Ambrose. Miz takes the mic and says after he wins the title from Ambrose next week on RAW, the whole world will look at him as the Intercontinental Champion and simply say… awesome! Fans boo. Miz drops the mic and the title and leaves with Maryse as his music plays. We go to replays. RAW goes off the air with Ambrose looking on from the mat as Miz and Maryse kiss on the ramp.