Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw. Ronda Rousey starts off by mentioning the passing of Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart. She says any loss is heartbreaking but to lose a father . . . fathers are our pillars of strength in a hostile world. A reassurance that everything will be okay. When that reassurance is ripped away, we have to face the fact that our fathers have been raising us to be the pillars of strength when they are gone. She tells Nattie to stay strong. She says that we all love her.
Ronda says that Nattie was the first person to welcome her and she will be the first to defend her in her absence. Alexa cheated to beat Natalya time and time again. On Sunday, she will beat Alexa to become the Raw Women’s Champion.
Ronda brings out the person who will be beating Alexa right now, Ember Moon.
Alexa Bliss comes out with Alicia Fox. Alexa tells Ronda it is good she gets as many friends as possible. She says that she is sick of the people who Ronda kisses up to each week. Alexa says that all of you are saying that her match on Sunday will be a foregone conclusion. Alexa says that Ronda has had three matches while she is a five time champion. Ronda is an overhyped rookie. SummerSlam will not be your crowning achievement, it will be you utter humiliation.
Alexa says she is sick and tired of hearing about Ronda and seeing that look on your face when you come out. Alexa says she can do that look too. She is sick and tired of Kurt Angle trying to protect everyone but her Women’s champion. He protected Roman Reigns but he will let you hang around ringside. Alexa says she will not give Ronda the chance to hurt her the way that Ronda did to Alicia last week.
Alexa says that she talked to Baron Corbin and he suggested that she get her own security. Alexa says these men are highly trained so don’t try to do anything.
Match Number One: Alexa Bliss (with Alicia Fox) versus Ember Moon (with Ronda Rousey) in a Non Title Match
Alexa attacks Ember from behind as she goes through the offensive line of security. Security keeps Ronda from getting to Alexa.
Ronda takes care of three of the members of security and the fourth man leaves the ring because he must have left his stove on. Ronda sends Alicia to the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and the match is joined in progress. Alexa hides behind the referee and punches Ember. Alexa with a head scissors. Ember escapes and Ember with arm drags into an arm bar. Alexa with a side head lock. Ember with a shoulder tackle and front face lock but Alexa with a single leg take down and punch. Ember with a head scissors and leg sweep. Ember with a sliding flatliner for a near fall.
Alexa goes to the floor and Ember with a baseball slide. Ember sends Alexa back into the ring and Alexa grabs the ropes. Alexa kicks Ember away. Ember with a snap mare and reverse chin lock. Alexa with a drop kick. Ember with an enzuigiri and Alexa rolls to the floor but Ronda gets too close as we go to commercial.
We are back and Moon gets a near fall with a rollup. Bliss sends Ember to the mat and hits a handspring double knee drop for a near fall. Alexa with a reverse chin lock. Ember with a jaw breaker but Alexa with a clothesline for a near fall. Alexa returns to the reverse chin lock. Ember with a snap mare to escape followed by a rollup for a near fall. Alexa with a drop kick. Alexa gets a few near falls and then Ember gets a near fall with a rollup. Alexa with a punch. Alexa slaps Ember but that only angers Ember and Ember with clotheslines.
Ember wtih a series of kicks and an enzuigiri. Ember with a running hip strike into the corner. Ember with a tornado move into a suplex for a near fall. Rousey attacks Fox and sends her into the ringside barrier. Alexa hits Ronda from behind and then Alexa sends Ronda into the ringside barrier. Alexa returns to the ring and Ember hits a tilt-a-whirl gutbuster and then Ember goes up top for Eclipse and hits it and Alexa breaks up the cover and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Ember Moon (by disqualification)
After the match, Alicia attacks Ember but Ronda gets into the ring and she sends Alicia around the ring with arm drags.
We go to commercial.
We are back and the announcers talk about Smackdown 1000 from Washington DC in October.
We take a look back at what happened over the last two weeks with Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman.
We take a look at Paul’s response to his prediction about the Universal Title Match at SummerSlam. We see a deleted scene from the interview when Paul cut himself off and Renee wanted to know what he was saying.
Kurt Angle tells Baron that he did not like him going over his head to Stephanie.
Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre enter and he mentions that we are waiting for Seth Rollins to arrive. Kurt mentions that Seth had some travel issues coming back from China.
Match Number Two: Baron Corbin versus Tyler Breeze
They lock up and Corbin backs Breeze into the corner but Breeze with a wrist lock. Corbin with a reversal and running shoulder tackle. Corbin with the half nelson and chin lock. Breeze with a kick and thrust kick followed by a drop kick to the temple. Corbin goes to the floor and Breeze comes off the turnbuckles and Corbin catches Breeze and throws Breeze into the ringside barrier. Corbin with kicks to Breeze when they return to the ring.
Corbin returns to the half nelson and chin lock. Corbin send Breeze back to the mat. Breeze sends Corbin over the top rope to the floor and Breeze goes for a pescado but Corbin moves and Breeze hits the floor. Breeze lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt on the floor and hits an enzuigiri. Breeze with a shoulder on the apron and he flips back into the ring and Corbin hits Deep Six for the three count.
Winner: Baron Corbin
After the match, Baron says that was a small taste of what he will do to Finn Balor at SummerSlam.
Baron Corbin brings out Finn Balor’s opponent and it is Jinder Mahal. Baron says that Finn fancies himself as a big star so he can deal with two opponents. Baron brings out Finn’s other opponent, Kevin Owens.