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WWE Raw Results: May 21, 2018, Live Results And Commentary

WWE returns from the UK as Monday Night Raw airs from Times Union Center in Albany, New York.
Updated: 22 May 2018 08:45 IST - Published: 22 May 2018 05:32 IST
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***Warning: The following contains spoilers for tonight's episode of RAW

Here's a recap of everything that happened on RAW tonight.

Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns ends in a DQ finish
Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns def. Jinder Mahal & Kevin Owens
Jinder Mahal vs Roman Reigns was confirmed for Money in the Bank.
Ember Moon def. Alexa Bliss
No Way Jose vs. Baron Corbin
The B Team def. Breezango
Dolph Ziggler def. Chad Gable
Natlya def. Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan & Dana Brooke and will be participating in the Women's MITB ladder match
Elias def. Bobby Roode
Braun Strowman def. Finn Balor
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Braun picks up Finn and sets him up on the corner after the match is over as a show of respect as another episode of WWE TV comes to a close. This is Jojo signing off after tonight's action packed RAW.
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Strowman returns to the ring before the referee could count to 9 and wipes out Finn. Finn dodges a spear and hits the post. Finn delivers a dropkick but takes powerslam from Braun. Strowman hits Finn with a running powerslam and gets the three count.

Braun Strowman def. Finn Balor
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Balor kicks Strowman out over the barricades and follows up with a kick to the head. Finn delivers a double stomp on Braun on the outside and then a Coupe de Grace from the barricades. 
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Finn is sent face first into the apron after missing a kick and the match returns to the ring once again. Strowman mocks Finn and they trade punches. Strowman takes running start but walks into a slingblade.
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Balor delivers a few big kicks to the head of Strowman but is soon overpowered by the Monster. Strowman delivers a big boot to the face of Finn Balor but is knocked outside.
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Braun kicks Balor out of the ring and then throws him inside through the ropes. Strowman guts Finn with big punches to the abdomen. 
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Finn Balor vs. Braun Strowman

Finn delivers a right hand to the Monster Among Men but takes a knee to the head. Strowman takes Finn down with an Irish whip into the corner and screams to him, "You got pinned last week!". 
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Braun Strowman takes out Elias with a shoulder tackle as we head into our main event but after a commecial break.
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Elias gets the hard fought victory after Bobby missed a high flying move with a pinfall after a suplex.

Elias def. Bobby Roode
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Elias takes a spine buster from Roode but kicks out at two. Roode sets up for the Glorious DDT but Elias counters it. Bobby goes for a swinging neck breaker. 
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Bobby Roode vs. Elias

Elias kicks us off with his new song, "I love Elias" and then attacked Roode during his entrance. The bell rings to begin the match and Roode immediately unloads on Elias. Roode takes Elias down with a clothesline as we head into another commercial break.
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Brooke drags Morgan outside the ring and Natalya delivers a Russian leg sweep on Logan. Riott interferes but Logan fails to get a pin fall. Natalya caught Sarah Logan in the sharpshooter and Logan taps out immediately.

Natlya def. Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan & Dana Brooke and will be participating in the Women's MITB ladder match
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Liv Morgan vs Sarah Logan vs Dana Brooke vs. Natalya - Fatal 4-Way Qualifier for the Women's MITB Ladder Match

Logan attacks Brooke and Morgan spars with Natalya as the match begins. The Riott Squad members are in control but Natalya delivers a suplex to Morgan followed by a basement drop kick. Logan attacks Natalya and goes for a pin but Brooke interferes. 

Logan and Morgan were alone in the ring and they stare each other down but teams up to attack Natalya.
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Ziggler was caught in a German from Gable but Dolph kicked out at two. Ziggler goes for super kick and knocks out Gable to get the pinfall and the victory.

Dolph Ziggler def. Chad Gable

Drew McIntyre steps into the ring after the match and hits Gable with a claymore.
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Ziggler caught Gable with an elbow from the top rope and then goes back to a headlock. Gable escapes and gets a near fall by rolling up Ziggler in a pin. Gable misses the German suplex and takes a back breaker.
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Chad Gable vs. Dolph Ziggler

The two exchange holds and Dolph catches Gable with a big drop kick. Ziggler has Gable in a headlock as McIntyre watches from ringside. 
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Stephanie McMahon is in the ring and will oversee the signing of the Women's Championship Match contract between Nia Jax and Ronda Rousey for Money in the Bank. Ronda mocks Stephanie right away asking about her arm. Stephanie says Nia is bigger and more powerful than Rousey. She then calls Nia lazy for only relying on her size. 

Nia stands up and says she's gonna beat Rousey and they both sign the contracts. Rousey wants to shake Nia's hand and says she will take Nia's title and her arm as well. The two stare each other down as the segment comes to a close.
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The B Team vs. Breezango

Breezango doubleteams Bo Dallas as Fandango is tagged in and the B Team reply with their own double finisher on Fandango. The B Team gets an early pin and are still undefeated on RAW.

The B Team def. Breezango
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Backstage, Chad Gable catches up with Angle who says that he would have replaced Jinder with Gable for last week's MITB qualifier. Ziggler and McIntyre show up to interfere and threaten Angle. Dolph and Drew mock Gable and Angle says they will settle it in the ring.
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Corbin is driven shoulder first into the ring post and follows up with a boot to the face and then another. Jose was caught by Corbin for a chokeslam but Jose reversed it. Baron delivered a deep six and then the End of Days to pick up the win over Jose.

Baron Corbin def. No Way Jose
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No Way Jose vs. Baron Corbin

Jose takes out Corbin with a baseball slide to the outside but Corbin catches him in a forearm from the apron. Corbin catches Jose in a submission.
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Backstage, Finn Balor and Braun Strowman approaches Stephanie McMahon for a rematch against Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre. Stephanie instead books a match between Strowman and Balor tonight as a preview of what is to come at MITB.
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Mickie James distracts the referee and Ember and Alexa takes the Eclipse from Moon who picks up the victory with a successful pin attempt.

 Ember Moon def. Alexa Bliss
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Ember Moon vs. Alexa Bliss

The fight went outside early and Bliss sent Moon crashing into the barricades head first. Alexa fails to get a pin fall as the match returns to the ring and we head into another commercial break.
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Sami Zayn appears in the ring to 'expose' Bobby Lashley who was, according to him, was a bully and a brat as a kid and he invites Lashley's three sisters to prove the point. Clearly, Sami brought in some male actors to play the sisters and they talk about how Bobby bullied them as a kid and that their mom and dad hated Bobby and sent him off to reform school, the place 'where the bad kids go'. 

Bobby Lashley makes his way to the ring to stop the madness and after exchanging heated words the three 'sisters' and Zayn attack Lashley. Lashley overpowers the four attackers and takes them out.
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Jinder Mahal vs Roman Reigns has been confirmed for Money in the Bank.
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Reigns and Rollins were on the stage after the match when Jinder attacked them with a steel chair and the officials have to come to the rescue. Too bad Ambrose is out due to injuries, this would have been the perfect return opportunity for him.
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Sunil Singh interferes but that isn't enough to get a pin on Seth. Owens takes down Seth with two huge moves but Reigns interrupts the pin. Roillins hit a super kick and two curb stomps on Kevin Owens before getting the final pin and winning the match in favor of the former Shield members.

Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns def. Jinder Mahal & Kevin Owens
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KO taunts Rollins on the outside as he fights Roman in the ring. KO goes for another headlock but takes huge kick before they both fall, unable to make the tags. Both teams finally make a tag and Mahal is knocked out of the ring. Seth follows up with two big suicide dives to the outside on Jinder and KO.
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Roman is caught in a headlock by KO but gets out of it. KO is taken out and Reigns goes for the tag but Jinder interferes but taking out Rollins from the outside. KO hits distracted Reigns with a cannonball but gets only a near-fall as we head into commercials again.
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Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns vs Jinder Mahal & Kevin Owens 
We return to see Rollins and Jinder inthe ring and the match seems to have been converted to a tag team match. Roman tags in and corners Jinder but takes a high elbow to the face. KO is tagged in and kicks the downed Reigns before tagging in Mahal again.
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Roman sets up for the spear and misses in the ring but takes down KO with a spear on the outside. Jinder Mahal appears and interferes, taking down Roman and causing the match to end in a DQ. Jinder and Owens assaults Reigns and Seth Rollins comes to the rescue. Rollins wipes out Jinder and KO as we head into another commercial break.

Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns ends in a DQ finish.
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Reigns takes another super kick after a near fall. KO misses the cannonball and walks into a Superman punch.
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Owens takes a few big clotheslines and hits a DDT on Reigns but fails to get the pinfall. Reigns delivers a side drop and KO kicks out at 2.
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Reigns no-sells a punch and KO escapes the ring. Roman misses a big move and takes a super kick to the face as we head into commercials.
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Owens goes for a clothesline and it is countered by Reigns. Roman goes for the right hand again and takes KO out of the ring yet again.
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Kevin Owens vs Roman Reigns

Roman take KO down early and sends him outside. KO is in trouble as he takes a few big right hands from Reigns.

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Stephanie sets up a match between KO and Roman Reigns and it's up next!
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Kevin Owens appears and thanks Reigns for taking out Jinder backstage last week, giving him another shot at the MITB qualifier. KO thanks Roman and urges the audience to the same. KO establishes the fact Stephanie doesn't play favorites. 
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Reigns brings up te topic of Brock Lesnar and asks Stephanie to'cut the corporate crap'. Stephanie reminds him that he lost his title match and that the should take it up with Jinder Mahal who caused the loss.
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Roman looks distraught...like a kid who lost his favorite toy. He calls out Stephanie for talking about in behind his back. Stephanie threatens to fire Roman for all the hostility. Roman threatens to destroy the entire roster if Stephanie doesn't show him respect.
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Roman Reigns' music hits, shutting up Stephanie as the Big Dog makes his way to the ring.
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Stephanie says she's a businesswoman and she'll do whatever is good for business, speaking about tapping out to Ronda's submission move on the RAW after WrestleMania. She doesn't trust Angle with the contract signings for the MITB matches and is there to oversee all of it.
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Kurt reminds us of Ronda Rousey's title match against Nia Jax at Money in the Bank as Stephanie interrupts and walks to the ring.
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Welcome to RAW as it kicks off tonight at Albany, NY with the appearance of GM Kurt Angle.
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Will Bobby Lashley's sisters have more charisma than him?
It's more than fair to say Bobby Lashley's current WWE run has not gone off to a good start. Apart from diminishing crowd reactions, Lashley's lack of any kind of charisma could be a worry for someone WWE clearly has big plans for.

Lashley is a powerhouse inside the ring and is much improved since his last WWE run but segments like the backstage interview with Renee Young won't help him get over.This week, Sami Zayn has invited Lashley's sisters to RAW and has promised to expose the real Bobby Lashley.

This segment will either be gold or a total trainwreck in my opinion. The big question going in is whether Bobby Lashley's sisters will have more charisma than him?

What's next for Nia Jax and Ronda Rousey?
WWE decided to announce Ronda Rousey's first WWE match at NBC Upfronts with basically no build other than Jax responding to Rousey's "Wooo" by challenging her to a title match.

What happened at NBC Upfronts was amicable enough but with Charlotte not there to mediate, what's the next step in this feud? Will Nia Jax be turning heel before MITB, because Rousey definitely can't be the heel?

Who will earn a spot in the women's Money In The Bank ladder match?
Alexa Bliss and Ember Moon have already booked their places in the women's Money In The Bank ladder match from the RAW brand. There are two more spots available and we could find out at least one more participant tonight.

Will Jinder get his revenge or will it be another beatdown at the hands of the Big Dog?
Jinder Mahal was on the end of a brutal beating at the hands of Roman Reigns last week, with Roman getting his revenge on Mahal after being cost a place in the men's Money In The Bank ladder match.Who will come out on top this week - the big dog or the beaten down former WWE Champion?

Who will answer Seth's open challenge this week?
Could it be Jason Jordan?Seth Rollins has already defended the Intercontinental Championship, two weeks in a row on RAW against Mojo Rawley and Kevin Owens. This week, Seth defends the title again in his weekly open challenge. Who will answer it this week?

Could it be Rollins' former partner Jason Jordan? It's not clear if Jordan has been cleared to return yet but he should be back to fitness soon.