The first Raw of the new Brand Extension took place the night after Battleground, and here’s all the results from that show. And don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled to Goliath for our more extensive, in-depth analysis of Raw every Tuesday morning!
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Announce Team: Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, Corey Graves
– Mick Foley and Stephanie McMahon brought out the entire Raw roster onto the new stage to announce the creation of the WWE Universal Championship, which will be exclusive to Raw. The first champion will be determined by two Fatal Four-Way matches, with the winners squaring off in the main event. The winner of that match will face Seth Rollins at SummerSlam for the title.
– Finn Balor defeated Kevin Owens, Cesaro, and Rusev in a Fatal Four-Way Match to advance to the #1 Contender Match (Balor pinned Rusev, Coup de Grace)
– Nia Jax defeated Britt Baker (pinfall, Legdrop)
– Roman Reigns defeated Sheamus, Chris Jericho, and Sami Zayn in a Fatal Four-Way Match to advance to the #1 Contender Match (Reigns pinned Jericho, Spear)
– The New Day celebrated their record-setting reign as WWE Tag Team Champions, but were attacked by Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson.
– Neville defeated “Mr Irrelevant” Curtis Axel (pinfall, Red Arrow)
– Sasha Banks defeated Charlotte to win the WWE Women’s Championship (submission, Banks Statement)
– Wait, how are you reading this line already? Go back and read the last one again. Yeah, that happened. It was awesome. Okay, you can keep going now.
– Braun Strowman defeated James Ellsworth (pinfall, Reverse Chokeslam)
– Enzo and Cass defeated The Shining Stars (Cass pinned Epico, Big Boot)
Epico was distracted when Golden Truth entered the ring while hunting Pokemon. It’s official, Pokemon Go is everywhere.
– Finn Balor defeated Roman Reigns, will face Seth Rollins for the new WWE Universal Championship at SummerSlam (pinfall, Coup de Grace)