The return of Rusev, the conclusion of the King of the Ring Tournament and more dominance from AJ Styles and Bray Wyatt made for an enjoyable, but far from stellar episode of RAW. With just three weeks to build for the next event, the sense of urgency was not there.
The OC: United States Champion AJ Styles, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson vs. The Viking Raiders: Erik and Ivar and Cedric Alexander: Evenly-matched until Styles blind tag allowed him to beat Alexander with the Phenomenal Forearm. After the match, the battling continued until Styles hit Alexander with a Top Rope Styles Clash.
King of the Ring Final: Chad Gable vs. Baron Corbin: Gable kicked out of everything and slapped on the Ankle Lock and hit the Chaos Theory, but couldnâ€™t beat Corbin. The former RAW GM then won with the End of Days.
Ricochet vs. Mike Kanellis: Ricochet got the win in the impromptu match after Maria said Ricochet was the father of the coupleâ€™s unborn child. By the end of the match, Rusev return and Maria confirmed he was the father.
Rusev vs. Mike Kanellis: A Big Boot and The Accolade. Game Over.
Rey Mysterio vs. Cesaro: Mysterio got the win with Powerbomb variation in a mediocre contest that had everything to do with Cesaro making him look good.
WWE Womenâ€™s Tag Team Champions: Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss vs. Smackdown Womenâ€™s Champion Bayley and Sasha Banks: After Bliss was injured, Cross held her own until Banks won with the Bank Statement and then tried to take out Cross with a chair before Becky Lynch made the save. When Bayley looked to give the numbers advantage, Charlotte Flair took out Bayley and Lynch got the last chair shot in.
Lacey Evans vs. Dana Brooke: After she nailed Brooke with the WOmanâ€™s Right, Evans won with the Sharpshooter- a clear message to Natalya Neidhart.
Universal Champion Seth Rollins vs. WWE RAW Tag Team Champion Robert Roode w/Dolph Ziggler: Rollins got the win via DQ after Ziggler got involved. Soon enough, The OC hit the ring and Anderson and Gallows hit The Magic Killer before Styles finished him off with The Styles Clash. Kane then made the save and ended the show with three awful Chokeslams and an attempt at some fire before Bray Wyatt arrived and took him out with the Mandible Claw.
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