WWE RAW Results & Highlights: 18th July 2016, Latest WWE Monday Night Raw Results & Winners
Find out who was named the GMs for Raw and SmackDown Live!, what the brand new division in Raw is going to be, and if Dean Ambrose retained!
We kick off Monday Night Raw with Shane and Stephanie, who go back and forth a bit before announcing their respective General Managers for their shows. It’s Mick Foley for Raw and Daniel Bryan for SmackDown Live!
The crowd goes wild for Daniel Bryan as the segment closes out with a bit of banter between the representatives of both brands.
The first match of the night is a tag team encounter involving Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho versus Sami Zayn and Cesaro. Sami Zayn takes the victory for the babyfaces with a roll-up of Chris Jericho. Owens and Zayn are heavily plugged to be split up in the brand split.
We’re still running with making Darren Young great again as he takes on Del Rio with Backlund in his corner. Miz is on commentary, and his interference backfires as Darren Young takes an unlikely victory with a roll-up bridge over Del Rio.
Next up, the 12 man tag team match between The Club and Wyatt Family versus Cena, Enzo, Cass and New Day. They all go back on forth in a highly entertaining mic session before the match takes place. The heels get the win here, with AJ Styles hitting the Styles Clash on Enzo Amore for the 3 count.
Baron Corbin squashes Sin Cara next, before taking out Kalisto who came out to prevent him from indulging in ‘afters’.
Tag team action next as Sasha Banks with Becky Lynch take on Charlotte and her ‘protege’ Dana Brooke. The babyfaces seem to be in control as Natalya interrupts the match and takes out Becky Lynch. Banks and Lynch win via disqualification, as Charlotte and Brooke beat down Sasha after the match to make their point.
Another tag team match as Rusev teams up with Sheamus to take on Zack Ryder and Dolph Ziggler. The match isn’t too long, with the heels getting a straight forward victory as Rusev taps out a screaming Ziggler with the Accolade.
The main event is next, as WWE Champion Dean Ambrose takes on Seth Rollins with the title on the line. The brevity of the occasion brings Shane and Stephanie to ringside, with their respective General Managers next to them.
The match is great, as the audience even chant “Holy S**t” to express their disbelief as how closely contested this bout it. Almost fittingly, it ends with a roll-up after a Superplex off the top turnbuckle, with both mens’ shoulders on the mat for the 3 count.
Stephanie announces Rollins as the new Champion as Raw goes off air.