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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. 
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The Big Show and Enzo Amore vs. Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows

The Big Show starts out in aggressive fashion, but the Good Brothers aren't having any of this, and they retreat to high heaven. When we return from commercial, Gallows and Anderson are dissecting Enzo Amore. Big Cass comes out and distracts the Big Show, who is knocked off the apron by Gallows. Chaos then ensues, but as Petyr Baelish will tell you — chaos is a ladder and Amore tries to take advantage by going for a school boy. However, it is broken up, and he is promptly pinned by the Club.

Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows defeated The Big Show and Enzo Amore  
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Enzo Amore is out next, and more of the usual shtick ensues. He tees up the introduction of The Big Show. The former WCW World Heavyweight Champion promises to teach Cass some respect when he is interrupted by Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows. There's some decent banter, and the highlight of this entire segment arrives when Amore compares the Good Brothers to Dr Evil and Mini Me. 
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Braun Strowman is backstage with Renee Young, and the Monster among Men goes on a bizarre, sensual, soliloquy about his love for dominating Roman Reigns. He says that he will break Reigns' spirit and make the Big Dog's yard his playground. If you had the good fortune to miss this promo, I would advise you to avoid it like the plague or greyscale. 
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Sasha Banks vs. Emma vs. Alicia Fox

Alexa Bliss will be on commentary for this one. Emma goes to work on Banks while Fox just chills in the corner. Banks throws Emma outside the ring, but she is intercepted by Fox. Emma thwarts the Boss and slams her on the apron. Emma and Fox then go back-and-forth, and you can literally hear crickets chirping. Fortunately, Sasha Banks returns to the fray and goes after both her opponents. She hits Fox with a double knee in the corner, but Emma tries to steal the pinfall. Fox kicks out, and this match will rage on. Sasha locks the Banks Statement on Fox, but Emma rolls her up. However, the Australian Superstar suffers the wrath of the Boss and gets a Banks Statement for her troubles. That's all she wrote, folks.

Sasha Banks defeated Emma and Alicia Fox

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Before leaving, Bayley says that Sasha Banks deserves to face Alexa Bliss at Summerslam. The Boss comes out to the ring, and she will participate in one of two triple threat matches to determine the number one contender for Alexa's crown at Summerslam. The crowd actually wants her to separate Bayley's other shoulder. 
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Bayley — who suffered a separated shoulder last week — is out with Charly Caruso, and she will not face Alexa Bliss at Summerslam. The California native cuts a generic copy-paste promo and says that the messages of support from her fans are actually a source of comfort. Toronto's had enough of this nonsense and starts to boo Bayley. What an audience!! 
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Jason Jordan vs. Jean-Pierre Goulet

Booker T actually says that this is Jabroni#1's Rocky Balboa moment. I could really use a sip of whatever he's drinking. The crowd even chants 'let's go jobber', but Jordan walks away with another squash victory.

Jason Jordan defeated Jean-Pierre Goulet


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Jason Jordan is out for a match with Curtis Axel, but the Doctor will not clear Axel, who was accosted by Lesnar in the opening segment, to compete. Angle sends out a local wrestler named Jean-Pierre Goulet, whom we will refer to as Jabroni #1, in his stead. 
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Seth Rollins doesn't look too chipper backstage, and he runs into Dean Ambrose. Wow! These men squabble like school girls at times. 
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A livid Seth Rollins hits a suicide dive on Cesaro, but the numbers game is too much for him. The Champions dissect Rollins while looking at the ramp for the impending arrival of Dean Ambrose. Even though the situation demands it and the crowd is chanting his name, there is no sign of the Lunatic Fringe and the heels stand tall to finish the segment. Is Ambrose at a Tim Hortons or something? 
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Rollins looks to fight back, but the Celtic Warrior connects with a flurry of 'clubberin' forearms on the apron and a White Noise. Looks for the Brogue Kick, but he can't connect. Rollins attempts a superplex, but he doesn't find any joy. The Architect connects with a superkick and a slingblade. Rollins then goes to the top rope, but Cesaro distracts him, and Sheamus manages to roll him up for the win.

Sheamus defeated Seth Rollins
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Seth Rollins vs. Sheamus:

Rollins comes out aggressive and lays a beating on the Irishman and hits a clothesline off the apron. Once Sheamus is back in the ring, Rollins connects with a springboard clothesline. Sheamus then throws Rollins out of the ring and hits a powerslam on the apron as we cut to commercial. 

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Seth Rollins is out for a match with Sheamus, and the Architect is in 'burn it down' mode.  
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Heyman picks up the microphone to retort, but he is buffeted with chants of ECW!!! The advocate asks The Miz if he and his lovely wife, Maryse, ever role play. Heyman then asks all three members of the Miztourage to role play as the three contenders in the Fatal four-way match at Summerslam. The trio looks on in horror as Brock Lesnar licks his chops and annihilates his prey with a flurry of Suplexes and an F-5. The Miz has just been sacrificed to the altar of The Beast Incarnate.
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The Miz goes into journalist mode, and he says that Lesnar — and otherwise unbeatable Champion — will not leave Summerslam with gold around his waist. He says that he'd put his money on one of Joe, Reigns or Strowman leaving Summerslam as the Universal Championship if he were a gambling man. He puts an exclamation point on his promo by saying, " Good riddance to bad rubbish."
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The Beast Incarnate is out, and Toronto is going berserk for its Universal Champion. Sure, you can write it off as a bizarro world and promote Reigns at all costs, Vince. It's not like the same thing happens at Madison Square Garden.     
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The Miz is out to start the show, and he refuses to let Raw begin unless Jason Jordan comes out the ring. However, he is instead greeted by Daddy Angle who claims to have a more appropriate guest for the reigning Intercontinental Champion: Brock Lesnar. 
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Welcome to Sportskeeda's coverage of Monday Night Raw. We're just about underway, and it looks like we're in store for an action-packed episode of WWE's flagship show. 
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Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman to face off in a Last Man Standing Match tonight on Raw

With less than three weeks to go until they clash in a Fatal 4-Way Match with the Universal Championship on the line at SummerSlam, it has been announced that Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman will continue their epic rivalry when they compete in a Last Man Standing Match tonight on Raw. The personal history between Reigns and Strowman is well-known, as they have already competed in several brutal encounters, including their Ambulance Match last month at WWE Great Balls of Fire. What will happen when these two Superstars have to inflict enough damage onto one another to keep them down for a count of 10 and be declared the victor of the Last Man Standing Match? And what impact will this have on the looming Universal Title Match at The Biggest Event of Summer?

Bayley’s future to be determined

Bayley’s Raw Women’s Championship opportunity against Alexa Bliss is in jeopardy after suffering an injury to her right shoulder during her match against Nia Jax.According to WWE medical personnel, the extent of the injury has yet to be determined due to swelling in and around the injured area. A conclusive diagnosis will be made today in Toronto, but based on what we have seen, it doesn’t seem likely that The Huggable One will be getting back into the ring anytime soon.If Bayley is unable to compete at SummerSlam, who will challenge the so-called “Goddess of WWE” for her coveted championship? Hopefully, details will emerge on Raw.

Does Rollins truly have Ambrose’s back?

After Seth Rollins defeated Sheamus in singles action, The Kingslayer fell victim to a 2-on-1 beatdown by the Raw Tag Team Champions and was ultimately assisted by Dean Ambrose, who ate a Brogue Kick in the process.

But don’t mistake The Lunatic Fringe’s actions for friendship. Ambrose made it clear that he only helped Rollins even the odds against Cesaro & Sheamus so he wouldn’t look like “the jerk,” and that Rollins wouldn’t return the favor if their roles were reversed. Will Rollins have the chance to prove his loyalty on Raw?

The Hardys’ fury has been “awoken”

After defeating Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson this past Monday night, The Hardy Boyz got the better of both the “good brothers” and The Revival in a three-team melee. In a WWE.com interview following the brawl, Matt & Jeff Hardy referred to an “awakening” within them that will propel them to the Raw Tag Team Titles.Does a Raw Tag Team Championship opportunity await The Hardy Boyz in the near future?

How will Wyatt respond to Bálor’s mind games?

Bray Wyatt is a master of psychological warfare, but Finn Bálor has a trick or two up his sleeve as well. During The Eater of Worlds’ diatribe in which he boasted about hitting the Irishman with Sister Abigail the previous week, Bálor appeared in the ring from the darkness to ambush Wyatt, then sent the sinister Superstar tumbling out of the ring and up the ramp in retreat. However Wyatt responds tonight, it won’t be subtle.