Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin
We go to the ring and out comes Finn Balor for tonight’s opening match. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Brock Lesnar is backstage reading a magazine. Paul Heyman walks in and asks if he just saw what happened. Lesnar asks why would he be watching the show, he doesn’t watch the show. Heyman says Lesnar needs to see what Roman Reigns said about him. Heyman pulls out his phone to show Lesnar but Lesnar throws the phone into the wall and sits back down. We go back to the ring and Constable Baron Corbin makes his way out.
The bell rings and they go at it, going to the corner. Balor gets sent to the floor but he runs right back in for some brawling. Corbin sends Balor right back to the floor but he runs back in and throws forearms. Balor keeps Corbin with a side headlock now. Corbin fights out and drops Balor with an elbow to the jaw. Balor’s lip is busted open it appears. Corbin takes Balor to the corner and places him on the top turnbuckle. Corbin rocks Balor but he fights back. Balor with a missile dropkick, sending Corbin out to the floor for a breather. Balor runs around the ring and drops Corbin with a forearm.
Balor brings it back into the ring but Corbin keeps looking for the comeback. Corbin decks Balor while he’s on the apron now. Corbin knocks Balor to the floor with a huge clothesline. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and Corbin has turned it around. Corbin keeps Balor grounded in the middle of the ring now. Corbin floors Balor with another big clothesline for a 2 count. Corbin keeps Balor grounded again now. Balor gets an opening and nails a dropkick, sending Corbin back out of the ring. Balor comes over to the ropes but Corbin decks him and drops him on the apron. Fans boo as Corbin stays out for the breather. Corbin returns to the ring and taunts Balor while he’s down.
Balor counters and stomps Corbin. Balor takes Corbin to the corner for big strikes. Corbin overpowers again but Balor counters. Balor runs into a big boot. Balor comes right back with an enziguri, sending Corbin back to the floor. Balor runs the ropes and nails a huge dive, taking Corbin down on the floor. We go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Corbin has Balor down in the middle of the ring. Balor looks to make a comeback now. Corbin blocks the Slingblade. Balor runs the ropes and blocks a chokeslam. Balor drops Corbin for a 2 count. Balor with a Slingblade now. Balor charges but Corbin chokeslams him into the backbreaker for a close 2 count.
Corbin shuts Balor’s comeback again but Balor drops him in the corner. Balor goes to the top for Coup de Grace but has to land on his feet as Corbin moves. Corbin nails a Deep Six for another close 2 count. Corbin with splashes in the corner. Balor with a dropkick as he gets ready for another big shot on the floor. Balor charges and sends Corbin into the barrier. Balor brings it back into the ring and dropkicks Corbin into the corner. Balor goes to the top for Coup de Grace but Corbin moves out of the way. Corbin catches Balor with End of Days for the pin.
Winner: Baron Corbin
– After the match, Corbin stands tall as we go to replays. Corbin leaves up the ramp but stops and looks back at Balor. Corbin enters the ring to attack but Balor tries to fight. Corbin sends Balor out to the floor and works him over against the barrier as fans boo. Corbin raises his arms in the air and smiles, heading to the back as officials check on Balor.
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RAW General Manager Kurt Angle is waiting in the ring as his music plays.
Angle thanks everyone who competed at Extreme Rules last night and says he’s proud of the dedication. Angle says one Superstar who has not shown the same is WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar. Some fans boo. Angle talks about the ultimatum he issued Lesnar and fans cheer when he mentions possibly stripping Lesnar of the title. Angle says he’s serious. Angle says he hasn’t heard from Lesnar or his representatives in 24 hours so he is now stripping Lesnar of the title. Fans pop but we hear Paul Heyman’s voice. Heyman appears on the stage to a mixed reaction.
Heyman introduces himself but Angle cuts him off and says Heyman is wasting his time unless Lesnar is coming out. Heyman acts like he’s about to introduce Lesnar but then says his client is not here. Angle says Heyman leaves him no choice – he is stripping Lesnar. Heyman screams in protest again and enters the ring. With all due respect, Heyman thinks Angle and the entire WWE Universe has it all wrong. Heyman goes on and says people think Lesnar is only focused on his UFC future but that’s not true as Lesnar loves being in WWE, loves being the Universal Champion. Angle asks why the hell doesn’t Lesnar show up. Heyman says Lesnar wants to represent the entire WWE Universe and challenge for the UFC Heavyweight Title with the WWE Universal Title around his waist. Some fans boo. Heyman says when Lesnar becomes the UFC Heavyweight Champion next time, he does it representing WWE as the Universal Champion, as a two-sport champion.
Angle says more power to Lesnar when it comes to the gold but he’s going to keep it simple – Lesnar will defend the title at SummerSlam or he is no longer champion. Fans continue to chant for Angle to take the title. Angle tells Heyman to give him an answer. Heyman gives Angle for his negotiation skills and says Lesnar will defend the title at SummerSlam. Heyman congratulates us all, on behalf of his client, for speaking up and getting more Lesnar. Heyman goes on with a promo and now it’s up to Angle to find out who will be beaten, victimized and conquered by Lesnar at SummerSlam. The music interrupts Heyman’s closing line and out comes Bobby Lashley.
Lashley says he had two goals in mind when he came back to WWE. He met the first by defeating Roman Reigns at Extreme Rules. Now it’s time to accomplish the other. Lashley stares at Heyman and backs him into the corner a bit. Lashley says that other goal is to beat Lesnar and take the title. The music hits and out comes Drew McIntyre next. McIntyre says he didn’t come back to help the roster or stand in Dolph Ziggler’s corner. Phase one was to get the WWE Intercontinental Title around Ziggler’s waist and now it’s time for phase two. Fans chant “yes!” as McIntyre enters the ring now – the Universal Title. The music interrupts again and out comes Seth Rollins.
Rollins enters the ring and gets in McIntyre’s face as fans do the “burn it down” chant. Rollins says if Angle is looking for an opponent for Lesnar, he’s here. Out next comes Elias with his guitar. Elias enters the ring while talking and says his debut album drops next week. Elias says Angle should ride that success and book him against Lesnar at SummerSlam. Finn Balor is out next as his music hits. Balor points out how he was the first Universal Champion and says it only makes sense that it should be Balor vs. Lesnar. Roman Reigns is out next to a loud, mixed reaction. Reigns slowly marches to the ring as Lashley and others look on. Reigns says he doesn’t have any excuses and doesn’t give a damn about Lesnar, all he wants is to fight someone tonight. Angle says they are all deserving to be out here. He announces two Triple Threats tonight. The winners will face each other next week to determine Lesnar’s SummerSlam opponent. It will be Elias vs. Rollins vs. Lashley and Reigns vs. Balor vs. McIntyre, which starts now. All 6 Superstars face off in the ring as Angle’s music hits. We go to commercial.
– Back from the break and Constable Baron Corbin confronts Kurt Angle backstage. Corbin isn’t happy about the Triple Threats and wonders if Angle even got the matches approved. Angle didn’t think he had to. Corbin asks why Angle didn’t put him in one of the matches and Angle says he didn’t deserve it.
#1 Contenders Triple Threat: Roman Reigns vs. Finn Balor vs. Drew McIntyre
We go to the ring and Drew McIntyre, Roman Reigns and Finn Balor are all facing off. The bell rings and they all go at it.
Back and forth early on in the match. Balor dropkicks McIntyre and Reigns clotheslines McIntyre over the top. Balor sends Reigns over the top to the floor. Balor runs the ropes and hits a big dive, taking out Reigns and McIntyre on the floor. McIntyre turns it around on Balor in the ring now. Reigns comes in but Drew nails a belly-to-belly throw for a 2 count. More back and forth now. McIntyre goes back to work on Reigns and nails a suplex for a 2 count. McIntyre works Balor over in the corners now. McIntyre turns back to Reigns and drops him with a right hand for another 2 count.
McIntyre mounts Reigns with strikes now, keeping him down as the referee warns him. McIntyre knocks Balor off the apron and into the barrier. McIntyre takes his time in the ring and stalks Reigns while he’s down. McIntyre with a neckbreaker for another 2 count on Reigns. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and McIntyre is beating on Reigns in the corner. McIntyre nails Balor on the floor and brings him back in the ring. McIntyre keeps Reigns and Balor down with boots now. Reigns turns it around on McIntyre now. Balor drops Reigns with a forearm. Reigns drops Balor with a big clothesline. Balor and Reigns end up on the floor now. McIntyre runs the rope and nails a huge dive, taking out Reigns on the floor. Balor runs over and pushes McIntyre shoulder-first into the steel steps. Balor runs from the apron and nails a stomp to the back of the neck.
Balor brings it back into the ring with Reigns and nails a double stomp for a 2 count. Balor ends up going to the top after more back & forth. Balor looks to hit the Coup de Grace on Reigns but Drew comes up on the apron and hits Balor with a steel chair, which is legal under Triple Threat rules. Balor lands hard. McIntyre comes in on Reigns with the chair but Reigns turns it around with strikes in the corner. Reigns goes shoulder-first into the ring post as McIntyre counters. McIntyre covers for a 2 count as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Reigns unloads on McIntyre. Reigns calls for the Superman Punch but Drew blocks it and hits a Spinebuster for a 2 count. Balor runs in and hits Drew with a steel chair from behind. Balor unloads on Reigns with the chair now as fans pop. Balor runs outside of the ring and dropkicks Drew into the barrier. Reigns runs over and Balor moves but Reigns hits a Spear on Drew into the barrier. Balor with a Slingblade on Reigns. Balor brings Reigns in the ring now.
Balor with another Slingblade to Reigns. Balor goes for another but Reigns hits the Superman Punch. Balor still kicks out at 2. Reigns talks to himself and shakes the ropes now as some fans boo. Reigns calls for the Spear but Balor kicks him in the head. Balor kicks Reigns into the corner. Balor goes to the top and hits the Coup de Grace but Drew breaks the pin by pulling Balor out of the ring. Drew beats up Balor and sends him into the steel steps. Drew returns to the ring and gets hyped up as Balor recovers. Reigns nails a Superman Punch on Drew. Balor rolls Reigns up for 2. Balor eats a Superman Punch. Drew with a Glasgow Kiss to Reigns. Reigns dodges a Claymore Kick but it hits Balor. Reigns with a Superman Punch to Drew to knock him out of the ring. Reigns with a Spear on Balor for the pin and the spot in next week’s match.
Winner: Roman Reigns
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Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin
We go to the ring and out first comes Finn Balor. Baron Corbin is out next. JoJo isn’t happy as she has to re-announce Corbin as the Constable appointed by RAW Commissioner Stephanie McMahon.
Back and forth to start the match but Corbin quickly takes control. Corbin dominates Balor and talks trash about his size. Corbin manhandles Balor some before taking him to the mat and keeping him down. Balor tries to fight back but Corbin plants him into the mat. Corbin takes his time and stomps on Balor, keeping him down. Corbin with another big power move but he takes his time and Balor kicks out at 2. Corbin with a big forearm. Corbin keeps Balor grounded again. Balor looks to make another comeback and drops Corbin with the enziguri. Balor goes to the top but Corbin grabs him and brings him to the mat. Corbin with a chokeslam – backbreaker combo for another close 2 count. Corbin argues with the referee.
Corbin with more power moves to dominate Balor. Balor catches Corbin with a Slingblade out of nowhere. Corbin still keeps control and catches Balor in a Deep Six for another pin attempt. Corbin delivers elbows to Balor now. Balor fights back again and goes to the top for Coup de Grace but Corbin cuts him off. Corbin looks to hit the End of Days but Balor counters and rolls him up for the win.
Winner: Finn Balor
– After the match, Corbin is furious over the win out of nowhere as Balor quickly goes to the floor while his music hits. We go to replays and come back to Balor celebrating to the back.
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Finn Balor is shown smiling outside of the locker room ahead of an interview. He starts answering but Bobby Roode rolls up to say they’re cut from the same cloth. Both good looking, good hair, great abs, and unstoppable in the ring. Constable Corbin can say what he wants, but when it’s time to perform in the ring, nobody’s better than Finn Balor, and when all is said and done, they’re going to be… not glorious, but victorious.
But since you mentioned it, yes, they’re going to be glorious. Finn says it’s funny that Corbin thinks he’s the brains of the operation when all he does is go around telling people Balor’s half as big, tough, and strong, but he’s not half of anything, he’s twice as good, and he and Bobby could talk all night about how tough they are, but they like to do their talking in the ring.
Constable Baron Corbin & Elias vs. Bobby Roode & Finn Balor
Corbin in control on Roode, right hands in the corner, Bobby returns a boot and chops in the corner, arm wringer, trying for a tag but Baron gets away and tags Elias in. Drop toehold into a reverse chinlock, the Drifter tries to reverse to a pin but Roode stays on him. Shot off, shoulder block, drop down, leapfrog caught into a Manhattan Drop, Russian legsweep, only good for two.
Putting Elias in the corner, trading chops, whip reversed, up and over, kick to the midsection, Glorious DDT denied when Baron comes in and the Drifter clobbers him with a running knee! Tag to the Constable, putting boots to Bobby, half nelson chinlock applied and he keeps Roo down for a good while. The Glorious One to his feet, body blows to try and break, knee to the gut and he’s passed into the corner.
Baron charges in, slides out, back in, duck a lariat and both men end up down and out. Tags made all around, Finn clubs Elias down, clears the apron, double leg into the double stomp, clothesline sends the Drifter to the floor and he’s fired up! Off the ropes, Corbin trips him, Elias comes from behind and we go to break.
Back from commercial and Corbin is in control on Balor with the half nelson chinlock, but Finn breaks away. Off the ropes, caught by a back elbow for two, tag to Elias. Reverse chinlock applied, wrenching Balor down to the mat and pushing up for more pressure. Finn to his feet, reaching for the tag, denied, he passes Elias to the floor, reaching and crawling, tag to Baron and he clubs Balor to block.
Getting in Roode’s face, throwing Finn into the ropes… Sling Blade connects! Tag made, Bobby in, clearing the apron, back elbow, flying forearm, corner lariat into the neckbreaker and he’s fired up! Up top, diving… CAUGHT INTO THE CHOKEBREAKER BUT BALOR BREAKS IT UP! Putting Elias to the floor, big dropkick knocks him into the barricade but the Constable takes him out! Roode from behind with a schoolboy, not enough, Bobby to the second and he hits the diving blockbuster only for the Drifter to break it up!
Corbin reaching for the tag, Finn yanks Elias down and beckons Baron to him. Brawling on the floor, enzuigiri connects, back inside, Balor heads up top but gets crotched before he can take flight! Roode passes Baron into the ringpost shoulder first, taunts, spinning spinebuster for Elias, Corbin from behind…
Constable Baron Corbin & Elias win by pinfall with End of Days from Corbin on Bobby Roode.
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Baron Corbin makes his way to the ring and he will have something to say when we get back from commercial.
We are back and Baron says that he is here to help as Constable. Everyone needs help to get to their full potential. If your boss chews you out in a team meeting, he is trying to help. If a teacher sends you to detention, they are trying to make you a better student. If you get a speeding ticket, the cop is trying to make you a better driver. Baron says that he was appointed to this position to make Kurt Angle a better General Manager. There are some people who do not listen to the advise. Baron talks about what happened last week in his tag match with Finn Balor. Baron says that he is inviting Finn to come to the ring to offer him an apology.
Finn Balor makes his way to the ring and Baron thanks Finn for coming out here. He says it doesn’t have to be hard. Say you were sorry, admit that you were wrong, and say that you will never do it again. Baron says he will apologize first. He says he wanted to talk when he hit Finn with a forearm. He says he forgot that he was so much bigger, stronger, and tougher that he is sorry he might have hurt Finn.
Finn says he is sorry. He is sorry that his comments about his vest got him fired from his job at TGI Fridays. Baron says he knows that Finn is still angry about being pinned two weeks ago. Baron says he will be the bigger man and let Finn say he is sorry.
Finn says that Baron deserves an apology… from the person who gave him that haircut. Baron calls Finn a little twerp and he says he is trying to help Finn out. You don’t get the opportunities that he gets. You don’t get paid like he does. Stephanie hand picked him for this job. He tells Finn to show him respect and apologize. Finn says he is sorry. He is sorry but you stopped deserving any respect when you became Stephanie McMahon’s stooge.
Baron punches Finn but Finn with Slingblade and a baseball slide. Finn goes up top and Baron goes up the ramp.
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