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WWE Raw Results: Big Title Change Occurs Night After Money in the Bank 2018

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After an eventful night in Chicago, Raw got a new Women's Champion and a male Money in the Bank briefcase holder.

Alexa Bliss cashed in her contract, that she won earlier in the night, on Nia Jax after eliminating Ronda Rousey from the equation.

Braun Strowman overcame the odds and won the men's ladder match at the end of the night and has immediately set his sights on Brock Lesnar.

Ahead of tonight's show, Seth Rollins claimed he would always be a fighting champion but will he put the title on the line again?

Here are all the results from Raw:

ALEXA BLISS HAS A CELEBRATION

Kurt Angle kicked off the show and welcomed out the new 5-time Women's Champion, Alexa Bliss. Bliss loved how she could gloat in front of the WWE Universe about how she was champion again, whilst Nia Jax was getting rehab in Birmingham.

Ronda Rousey, who was part of the championship match last night before Alexa got her disqualified, charged down to the ring and was held back by former tag partner Angle. Eventually, after mocking the former UFC champion, Ronda had heard enough and began to assault Bliss with the Money in the Bank briefcase.

Rousey whacked Angle with the briefcase several times as he attempted to pull Rousey and Bliss apart. Rousey hit officials and then power-bombed Bliss through a table situated inside the ring.

She was suspended for 30 days backstage by Kurt Angle immediately after the in-ring segment.

Rating - 9/10

Alexa Bliss was perfect on the mic beforehand and wound up Rousey repeatedly when she arrived. Rousey was booked to perfection, looking like a badass and getting written off of Extreme Rules. She will be back for SummerSlam where she suggested facing Alexa Bliss. A lovely way to kick off Raw and one of the best openings of the year.

SETH ROLLINS VS. DOLPH ZIGGLER

Seth Rollins once again issued an open challenge and Ziggler was the man to answer that call today. 

The Show-Off targeted the knee of Rollins and they had a brilliant back and forth match, including a wonderful Drop Kick from Ziggler whilst Rollins was mid-air. The Kingslayer missed with the Frogsplash but nailed a Buckle Bomb.

After this, Ziggler almost ran into partner McIntyre who was at ringside. Rollins rolled up Ziggler from behind but they rolled through and Dolph managed to secure a win and claim the Intercontinental Title.

The crowd was extremely appreciative of Rollins as he left the ring after losing his title.

Rating: 8/10

Everybody loves a shock title change. Bliss pulled it off perfectly and nobody saw Dolph Ziggler beating Seth Rollins tonight. The match was very good between two WWE veterans but the unpredictability of the result added to the drama. A roll-up was the perfect way for Ziggler to win after Rollins won the same way against Elias at Money in the Bank.

BOBBY ROODE VS. CURT HAWKINS

With bandaged up ribs, Roode was easily able to defeat Curt Hawkins with the Glorious DDT. Hawkins picked up his 204th consecutive loss despite starting the match well.

Rating - 2/10

Roode's entrance was longer than the entire match. It continues the Curt Hawkins losing streak though, which is quite an intriguing storyline. 

MATT HARDY AND BRAY WYATT VS. RHYNO AND HEATH SLATER

Before the match could get underway, The B Team appeared on the titantron and mocked the current tag team champions in their gimmicks.

Once the promo was over, the in-ring action was short and Matt and Bray easily defeated the first ever Smackdown Live tag champions.

Rating 4/10

The promo was fairly entertaining by Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel. They pretended to be Wyatt and Hardy and it was quite funny. Inside the ring, it was another short match that ended in defeat for Heath Slater and Rhyno. We didn't get the title match on Sunday, so I was expecting it tonight but alas, we continue to wait.

JINDER MAHAL VS. CHAD GABLE

Chad Gable was already in the ring as Jinder Mahal made his entrance. He spoke about being undervalued.

He destroyed Gable with the Khallas just as the valiant midcarder was getting in some offense. 

Rating 2/10

Another short, nothing match. Mahal talked a lot of rubbish before the match and then won it with his finishing move. He did not even gain too much heat from the disinterested crowd. It was more of a shame to see Gable in the jobber role, he could be a single's belt champion easily if he was booked correctly.

SASHA BANKS AND BAYLEY VS. SARAH LOGAN AND LIV MORGAN

Ruby Riott watched her two squad members from ringside as Bayley and Sasha Banks got back on the same page. Banks was still visibly in pain from the Money in the Bank ladder match.

She did receive the hot tag though, nailing Morgan with some heavy blows and a lovely Meteora. However, once Bayley was tagged back in, the numbers game became too much and she was rolled up for the three count.

After the match, tensions flared again as Banks shoved Bayley repeatedly inside the ring as Bayley tended to The Boss. As they walked backstage, a vicious brawl broke out with Bayley ending up on the floor.

Rating - 5/10

A short match but this was really more about Bayley and Banks. The feud is restarting with Banks as the heel but Bayley doesn't have solid momentum behind her. Their backstage brawl was the most entertaining part.

BOBBY LASHLEY AND ROMAN REIGNS VS. THE REVIVAL

Kurt Angle was about to make a big announcement regarding Brock Lesnar but Roman Reigns appeared suggesting he was the uncrowned Universal Champion. 

Bobby Lashley soon followed and said, unlike Roman, he could beat Lesnar. This led to the two having a staredown and Angle announcing that at Extreme Rules there would be a multi-person match to decide the new number one contender for the Universal Championship.

The Revival, Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder, then came to the ring and said that Reigns and Lashley do not deserve their opportunities and cannot function as a team. The Big Dog and The Dominator accepted their challenge and the match was soon underway.

The Revival used their good tag team wrestling to their advantage as they worked together to wear down Lashley. Lashley came back with a big throw and tagged in Roman who destroyed Wilder and Dawson.

Roman was setting up for the Spear, Lashley tagged himself in and hit a Spear of his own to win the match.

Rating - 6/10

It was a good match where The Revival got in a good bit of offense on Lashley before being laid out for Reigns. They did the job for the main event stars in the hope it gives them some extra quality for the number one contendership match at Extreme Rules. The Revival looked as solid as always, they work well as a team.

MOJO RAWLEY VS. NO WAY JOSE

Rawley made a rare appearance on Raw as he faced the Dominican's favorite party starter.

After a bit of backward and forward, Mojo Rawley planted Jose with a press and won the match.

He had a short talking segment after the match with Charly and said he will be staying focused in WWE.

Rating - 4/10

Another really short match where Rawley did not even have an entrance despite going on to win the match. He is good on his feet for his size and could be something better.

FINN BALOR AND BRAUN STROWMAN VS. KEVIN OWENS AND BARON CORBIN

Corbin got introduced with his commissioner job title and dressed in his full suit outfit. His tag partner Owens was nursing injuries that were sustained at Money in the Bank.

Corbin was able to take over control as Owens distracted The Monster. Strowman then used Balor was a weapon as he pressed Finn over the top rope and onto the standing Owens and Corbin. 

Finn Balor was beaten by Owens and Corbin mercilessly before Strowman literally set himself free. Corbin came flying off the apron whilst Strowman was chasing Owens. 

Strowman charged into Owens by the timekeepers' area, taking himself out of the match too. Baron Corbin took advantage inside the ring and hit The End of Days on Balor to win it for Owens and him. 

Rating - 7/10 

A decent television match with a shocking ending as Balor was pinned fairly cleanly by Corbin. Strowman looked like a tank as per usual and Owens sold his achy body well. A good main event and these four men are all in contention to become number one contender.

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