Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw. We start off with all eight of the Raw Money in the Bank match participants on ladders. Kurt Angle makes his way to the stage. Kurt reminds us that the Money in the Bank PPV is on Sunday. For the first time, the ladder matches will feature four people from each show. It is the most grueling match in WWE history. It will test you but the winner will get a chance to cash in anyplace and anytime for a championship match. Baron Corbin makes his way to the stage. He says as the Constable, he represents Stephanie McMahon. He is here to make sure that Raw goes smoothly.
Kurt says he would love to see the contracts come back to Raw. Baron says if they do not come back to Raw, Stephanie will be disappointed and he asks if we want Stephanie disappointed.
Alexa says she will fight through the pain and grab the contract. Sasha asks what hurts on her. Alexa says her shoulder and she adds a question mark to it. Sasha says it didn’t look like it was her shoulder. Ember says after Sunday, Alexa will be sore. All four women say they will win. Kurt says that he knows Natalya has been cleared to wrestle, but is she ready for this match. Natalya says she is ready to grab that contract and secure a title match against the soon to be WWE Raw women’s champion Ronda Rousey.
Sasha says Ronda could be the champion, but she will cash in. Kevin says he wants to talk about something important. This match is not fair. Braun is so much taller that he wants the briefcase raised for him. Bobby asks if the briefcase should be lowered for him and Kevin likes the idea. Kevin comments on Baron’s new haircut and he tells Baron to do something about this.
Braun says he should do something about Kevin. Kevin asks Baron to deal with the threats from Braun and Braun says it was a promise. All four men say they are going to win until the Alexa Emergency Siren goes off. Alexa says she knows who will win. It will be her Mixed Match Challenge partner Braun Strowman. Sasha says it will be her Mixed Match Challenger partner, Finn Balor, who will win. Finn says he thinks Sasha will win. Braun says on Sunday someone will be getting these hands.
Match Number One: Alexa Bliss versus Ember Moon versus Natalya versus Sasha Banks
The bell rings and they all look at the briefcase and then Alexa kicks Natalya and sends Sasha into Ember. Alexa sends Natalya to the floor. Ember catches Alexa on a cross body and hits a fallaway slam. Alexa has a leg injury and she goes to the floor to avoid Sasha. She backs into Natalya and Natalya sends Alexa into the ringside barrier. Natalya returns to the ring and Ember with a side head lock on Natalya. Ember lands on her feet on a hip toss attempt. Sasha misses a drop kick and Ember with a rollup. Sasha with a few near falls on Ember. Sasha kicks Ember and gets a few near falls on Natalya.
Sasha with a kick to Natalya followed by a snap mare and double knee strike for a near fall. Sasha with a wrist lock and Natalya with a reversal and she applies an arm bar. Sasha avoids a slingshot atomic drop. Natalya goes for a Sharpshooter but Sasha kicks her away. Natalya is kicked to the floor. Ember with a rollup for a near fall. Ember with an Irish whip and Sasha tries to float over but Sasha is sent to the apron. Sasha with a senton onto Natalya on the floor and then Ember with a suicide dive that sends Sasha into the ringside barrier. Alexa with a forearm to Ember and Alexa gets a near fall.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Alexa works on Natalya’s leg while Sasha is still on the floor. We see Ember’s arm caught in the ring steps. Alexa with a dragon screw to Natalya and then she knocks Ember to the floor with a forearm. Alexa with elbow drops to the leg. Alexa wraps Natalya’s leg in the ropes. Natalya with a near fall on Alexa. Natalya with a forearm and she tries for a slam but Alexa lands on her feet and she kicks Natalya in the back of the leg. Sasha with clotheslines and a drop kick to Alexa. Sasha with a knee to Alexa. Sasha with a knee from the apron followed by a hesitation double knee strike for a near fall.
Ember with a cross body to Alexa and then she follows with kicks to Sasha. Ember with a suplex but Alexa breaks up the cover. Ember runs Alexa into the corner and connects with shoulders. Alexa with a Code Red but Sasha with a double knee strike to break up the cover.
Sasha, Ember, and Alexa exchange forearms and then Ember and Sasha work together to put Alexa on the turnbuckles. They set for a double superplex, but that allows Natalya to go under for a double power bomb with Alexa staying on the turnbuckles. Alexa looks at the mat and goes for Twisted Bliss on Sasha but Sasha gets her knees up.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Alexa gets a near fall on Sasha. Sasha with a lungblower into the Banks Statement. Natalya breaks up the hold and hits a drop kick on Bliss and Banks. Natalya sends Alexa to the floor and Natalya with a Sharpshooter. Ember with a thrust kick to Natalya to get her to release the hold. Ember sends Natalya into the turnbuckles and she hits a handspring forearm. Ember goes up top for Eclipse and hits it but Alexa tries to send Ember to the floor but Ember sends Alexa to the apron. Ember and Alexa fight on the floor and Alexa sends Ember into the ring steps.
Sasha breaks up the cover. Alexa sends Sasha into the top rope and then into the ring post. Natalya with a rollup into the Sharpshooter and Alexa taps out.
The announcers run through the other matches for Money in the Bank.
We go to the locker room where Kevin Owens stops by to talk to Finn Balor. Kevin gives Finn some olives since he doesn’t have an olive branch and Finn likes the gluten free crap.
Kevin says they need a plan for the match tonight.
Finn doesn’t like the idea of ‘We’.
Kevin says he cannot let this week end the way it did last week. They are both former Universal Champions and neither got the rematch they deserved. What if Braun wins and he cashes in and becomes the champion. He could be holding their title forever. Kevin says that Finn cannot beat Brock, and he says he can beat Brock but it will be taxing. Kevin suggests taking out Braun so he does not make it to Sunday. Maybe it should be Men versus Monster.