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WWE RAW Results, August 7th, 2017 Live Commentary and Updates, unexpected debut on Raw, former Women's Champion returns

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Updated: 08 August 2017 08:47 IST - Published: 08 August 2017 08:47 IST
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We go off the air as the crowd thanks Joe for preventing Reigns from winning, again!!! When will you stop shoving Roman down our throats and realise that he just isn't the guy, Vince? There are far more talented men on the roster. 
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Reigns manages to beat the count and both competitors are fighting in the crowd. They are now on the stage and Strowman drives Reigns into the screen twice. However, the Big Dog will not quit, so Strowman clears the announce desk and tries to put Reigns through it. However, he eats two Superman Punches for his troubles. The Big Dog then sprints down the ramp and nails Strowman with a Spear. It looks like Reigns is about to win, but Joe, who is in the audience, locks in the Coquina Clutch and puts Roman to sleep. The Monster among Men then makes it to his feet, as the referee starts a fresh count. A strange finish to an otherwise excellent match.

Braun Strowman defeated Roman Reigns
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Strowman is forced to the outside after Reigns throws him shoulder first into the post. Reigns hits a drive-by and grabs a table from underneath the ring. Strowman hits a clothesline and places the table in position. He taunts Reigns, but the Big Dog fights back and hits a Samoa Drop on the table. Both men are down and we look to be heading towards a draw, but the count is broken at eight. Reigns is poised to spear Strowman through the barricade, but the Monster among Men throws an office chair into the Samoan's skull!!!  
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When we return from commercial, a defiant Roman Reigns is selling his left shoulder and fighting back with a flurry of blows in the corner. He then hits a big boot and batters Strowman with the steel steps. However, the Monster Among Men is determined to feast on Samoan flesh tonight. He gets up to his feet and reverses a Superman Punch into a thunderous slam. Reigns beats the count, but Strowman looks for the powerslam. The Big Dog finally connects with a Superman Punch before positioning himself for a spear. However, the Monster among Men intercepts with a dropkick!!!!
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Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman ( Last Man Standing Match)

Braun Strowman intercepts Roman Reigns on the ramp; he throws the Big Dog into a barricade and flings him into the ring. Reigns is on the mat and wincing, but Strowman has developed a taste for Samoan blood. Raw's resident monster batters the face of WWE from pillar to post and sends him crashing out of the ring with a shoulder block. Reigns makes it to his feet and avoids a ten-count as we head to commercial.
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Big Cass enters Kurt Angle's office and convinces the General Manager of Raw to make a particular match at Summerslam. It's official: Big Cass vs. The Big Show at Summerslam with Enzo Amore suspended in a shark cage. 
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It is 2017, but we still have to bear witness to a Goldust vignette. Normally, we wouldn't dignify this segment with our coverage, but the geriatric is a veteran. He promises another masterpiece at Summerslam. Hopefully, he can do it in a dark match. 
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Mickie James vs. Nia Jax vs. Dana Brooke

James and Brooke, who is looking to join Titus Worldwide, manage to throw Jax outside the ring. However, the Hybrid Athlete returns to the ring and starts to manhandle her opponents. Jax hits a fall-away slam on Brooke, but Mickie James connects with a top-rope manoeuvre and attempts to steal the pin by covering Brooke. However, the Hybrid Athlete thwarts her and easily disposes of Brooke to win the match.    

Nia Jax defeated Mickie James and Dana Brooke 

Nia Jax will face Sasha Banks next week; the winner will face Alexa Bliss at Summerslam
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It looks like the second triple threat match to determine the number one contender for the Women's Championship at Summerslam is next. Mickie James returns to Raw for the first time in over a month.
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Roman Reigns is being interviewed by Renee Young. He promises to retire Brock Lesnar at Summerslam and defeat Braun Strowman tonight.
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Tozawa connects with a Frankensteiner and a suicide dive. He then connects with a flurry of strikes, but Daivari attempts to fight back. Daivari's rally is halted by a huge Suplex. Diving Senton connects and that's a wrap. One can only assume that this match was intended to cool the audience down after the excellent Dean Ambrose match.

Akira Tozawa defeated Ariya Daivari
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Arya Daivari vs. Akira Tozawa

Tozawa opens with a shoulder lock, but Daivari comes back with a shoulder lock of his own and hits a backbreaker for two. Daivari keeps Tozawa grounded and keeps working on Tozawa's shoulder. Even though the Japanese Superstar isn't selling his shoulder anymore, this will be the psychology of this match. 
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Akira Tozawa defeated Daivari on last week's 205 Live to cement his position as the number one contender for the Cruiserweight Championship at Summerslam. However, Daivari will have an opportunity to get physical retribution tonight. 
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After the match, Sheamus and Cesaro assault Dean Ambrose, but Seth Rollins is out to make the save. The Architect repels the Tag Team Champions and takes a long look at Ambrose. The Lunatic Fringe grudgingly offers a fist bump, and Toronto is in love with this angle. The audience is serenading these two men with Yes Chants, but Rollins declines and walks away. 
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Ambrose hits a huge superplex, and Cesaro sells it like he's just taken a bump on a sea of thumbtacks. Ambrose fights back, but Cesaro turns a crossbody into a backbreaker for two. There is an exchange of strikes, and Cesaro hits another backbreaker. The Swiss Superman connects with a huge uppercut for two and hits consecutive gut-wrench slams for two. 

Ambrose sets up a suicide dive, but he is intercepted by an uppercut. The Swiss Superman attempts a dead lift, but the Lunatic Fringe blocks and attempts a cradle. He then connects with a Lunatic Lariat and attempts Dirty Deeds, but he is distracted by Sheamus. Cesaro takes advantage and locks in a sharpshooter; however, the Lunatic Fringe will not die. In a call back to the Rollins vs. Sheamus match from earlier in the night, the Celtic Warrior distracts Ambrose. Only this time, the Lunatic Fringe scouts Cesaro and rolls him up for the victory.

Dean Ambrose defeated Cesaro
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Dean Ambrose vs. Cesaro

Ambrose and Cesaro lock up and exchange a series of holds until Cesaro attempts a series of pinfalls. There is another lockup and Cesaro forces Ambrose into the corner and connects with a flurry of uppercuts. Ambrose lands a few right hands in the corner, but Cesaro gains the upper hand. The former ROH standout then connects with a lariat and keeps the Lunatic Fringe grounded. Ambrose then avoids a punch and connects with a swinging neck breaker. He then puts Cesaro in position and hits a suicide dive. However, Sheamus distracts Ambrose and Cesaro knocks the Lunatic Fringe down as we head to commercial. 
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It's important to note that the Demon King was introduced as the founder of the Balor Club. Could this be a hint that a heel turn and a reunion with Gallows and Anderson is in the works?
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Finn Balor is out next, and he is getting cheap pops like nobody's business. The crowd buffets him with chants of ' too sweet'. Balor issues a stern warning to Bray Wyatt. The light goes out and the Eater of World's has teleported into the ring. However, the Irish Superstar is ready for him and is perched on the top rope. Wyatt attempts to get one over Balor, but the Demon King is a step ahead of him. However, just when you think that WWE is finally booking a non-Roman Reigns babyface properly, Wyatt teleports out of the ring and a pre-taped promo airs. It's just more of his dreary, grim verbiage with calls to the macabre.      
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After the match, Cass assaults Enzo and The Big Show. He begins to stalk Amore but is ambushed by the World's Largest Athlete, who connects with a WMD for the second week in succession.