WWE RAW Coverage: Finn Buried, Braun Hotter Than Ever

The burial of Finn Balor and the continued rise of Samoa Joe and Braun Strowman highlighted an inconsistent episode of RAW that plodded through three hours of action.

Matches:

Seth Rollins vs. Cesaro: This match was entirely too long. Cesaro and Rollins were both solid though before Rollins got the win with the Running Knee. After the match, Rollins said The Shield was closer than ever and would challenge for the Tag Team titles next week.

Samoa Joe vs. Titus O’Neil: Joe got the win with the Kokina Clutch and after he choked out Apollo Crews as well.

Absolution: Paige, Mandy Rose and Sonia Deville vs. Sasha Banks, Bayley and Mickie James: This match never happened as Bayley and James were taken out backstage and Banks was eliminated in the ring.

Matt Hardy vs. Bray Wyatt: Hardy teased his Broken persona, but Wyatt got the win with the Sister Abigail.

Akira Tozawa vs. Ariya Daivari vs. Rich Swann vs. Noam Dar: Standard cruiserweight matchup that saw Swann get the win with the Phoenix 450.

Intercontinental Champion Roman Reigns vs. Elias Sampson w/Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas: Sampson almost won several times, but Reigns eventually got the win with The Spear.

Asuka vs. Dana Brooke: Asuka got the tap-out with the Asuka Lock in record time. After the match, Absolution hit the ring, but nothing happened.

Kane vs. Jason Jordan: Kane got the win via count-out after Jordan’s injured knee stopped him from getting back in the ring.

Kane vs. Finn Balor: Kane lost after he nailed Balor with a chair. Soon enough Braun Strowman hit the ring and took out Kane.

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