WWE RAW Results: June 11, 2018

Detailed Results

RAW kicks off with a unique site as there are eight ladders set up in the ring, each holding one of the RAW competitors in the two Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Matches as Finn Balor, Ember Moon, Kevin Owens, Natalya, Bobby Roode, Alexa Bliss, Sasha Banks, and Braun Strowman are all perched on their respective ladders. RAW General Manager Kurt Angle then comes out to the stage, who reminds everyone of what is at stake at Money-in-the-Bank this Sunday night. Kurt is then interrupted by the newly appointed Constable of Monday Night RAW, Baron Corbin, sporting a new haircut as he joins the GM on the stage. Corbin says that he represents RAW Commissioner Stephanie McMahon and he is there to make sure everything runs smoothly, saying that Stephanie will be “disappointed” if both Money-in-the-Bank contracts are not brought to RAW this Sunday, looking at Kurt as he says that they wouldn’t want to disappoint Stephanie.

Alexa Bliss then chimes in that, even though she is still “hurting” from her alleged injury last week, she will “fight through the pain” at Money-in-the-Bank. Sasha Banks isn’t buying Alexa’s injury, asking “The Goddess” what part of her is in pain with Alexa unsurely saying her shoulder. Sasha fires back, saying that Alexa “limped” away from the ring last week. Alexa says that she can be injured in more than one place before Ember Moon says that it doesn’t matter if Alexa is hurt or not because, after this Sunday, she’s going to be “real sore”. The three women then bicker before Kurt interrupts to address Natalya, saying that Natalya has been cleared to compete in the Women’s Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match. Natalya says that she is going to win the Money-in-the-Bank briefcase and earn a guaranteed title opportunity against the “soon-to-be” RAW Women’s Champion, her friend Ronda Rousey with Sasha arguing that she is going to win the contract and cash in.

Kevin Owens then speaks up, saying that this match is not even fair because Braun Strowman is so much taller than all of them, asking if they are going to raise the briefcase when Braun climbs a ladder. Bobby Roode retorts, asking if Owens wants the briefcase lowered down to him and Owens says that would be great. Kurt comments that the briefcase will be at the same height for everyone. Owens then addresses Baron Corbin, asking the Constable for help but Braun Strowman says they should leave the Constable out of it, saying that he’s going to do something about Kevin Owens. Braun then vows that he’s going to take Kevin Owens out, climb the ladder, win the Money-in-the-Bank contract, and cash it on Brock Lesnar. This leads to all the combatants arguing before Alexa Bliss screams to silence everyone, saying that her Mixed Match Challenge partner Braun Strowman is going to win this Sunday. Sasha then picks her Mixed Match Challenger partner Finn Balor to win while Finn picks Sasha. The combatants then argue again before Braun yells to silence everyone in the ring, declaring that everyone is going to “get these hands” at Money-in-the-Bank.

The opening match of the night would see a bit of a preview of Money-in-the-Bank as the first of two Fatal 4-Way Matches on RAW would see Ember Moon, Alexa Bliss, Natalya, and Sasha Banks compete in the free-for-all. During the high octane match, Natalya would manage to lock Sasha Banks in the Sharpshooter but Ember Moon would break it up before hitting Natalya with the Eclipse. Alexa then pulls Ember to the outside, sending Ember into the steel steps. “The Goddess” then tries to steal the pin on Natalya but Sasha Banks dives in at the last second, breaking up the pinfall. Alexa then disposes of Sasha before Natalya traps Alexa in the Sharpshooter, making Alexa tap out to pick up the win, earning some major momentum heading into Money-in-the-Bank this Sunday.

In a match requested by Jinder Mahal, it would appear “The Modern Day Maharaja” did not want to wait until Money-in-the-Bank for his match against Roman Reigns. However, it would all be a ruse as Jinder reveals that he is not Roman’s match is not against him but against a man who “stands head and shoulders” above the rest and while Jinder seemed to be eluding to The Great Khali, Mahal instead reveals that “the great” Sunil Singh is Roman’s opponent, much to the surprise of Sunil himself. After knocking Jinder off of the ring apron, Roman Reigns would make quick work of Sunil Singh, hitting the Spear and pinning Sunil for the win. After the match, Jinder would strike, hitting “The Big Dog” with the Khallas before pulling Sunil out of the ring, having successfully sacrificed Sunil to get the better of Roman Reigns.

After winning a tag team battle royal last week to become the #1 Contenders for the RAW Tag Team Titles, The B-Team would face Heath Slater & Rhyno on RAW. In the end, it was Bo Dallas & Curtis Axel hitting the double team neckbreaker on Heath Slater with Curtis Axel pinning Heath Slater to pick up the win for The B-Team. The B-Team’s celebration is then interrupted by RAW Tag Team Champions Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt, who applaud The B-Team before announcing “we’re here”. Matt & Bray then appear on the stage as Matt warns The B-Team that they are “omniscient” before Bray says that are “always watching” them. Bray then says that The B-Team “bought the ticket” and now they will have to take the “ride” before Matt vows to “eat” and “delete” The B-Team.

After singing a song running down his Money-in-the-Bank opponent Seth Rollins, Elias shows off a custom-made guitar allegedly given to him by John Mayer. Elias vows to play a special song next week after he wins the Intercontinental Title before Elias is interrupted by Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins. Seth makes a beeline for the ring, tossing Elias out of the ring before telling Elias that he’s not hard to find. Rollins then says that all Elias had to do was ask him for a fight before Seth spots Elias’ custom guitar on its stand in the ring. The Intercontinental Champion then tries to auction the guitar off to the crowd before taunting Elias by acting like he is going to smash the guitar with his foot. Seth then finally decides to smash the custom guitar, much to the chagrin of Elias.

Bayley was in action on RAW as Bayley would go one-on-one with the leader of The Riott Squad, Ruby Riott, with Liv Morgan & Sarah Logan in her corner. In the end, it was a distraction by Liv Morgan & Sarah Logan that would allow Ruby Riott to take advantage, sending Bayley into the ring post before delivering the Riott Kick, pinning Bayley for the win. After the match, Morgan & Logan would hold Bayley as Ruby Riott marks Bayley with an “R” on Bayley’s mid-section.

With Jonathan Coachman presiding, it would be time for the face-to-face confrontation between RAW Women’s Champion Nia Jax and Ronda Rousey before their title match at Money-in-the-Bank. Coachman first brings out Ronda Rousey before introducing RAW Women’s Champion Nia Jax. Nia says that she has purposefully pushed Ronda Rousey’s buttons the last few weeks, saying that Ronda is still “very new” in WWE. The champion then says that there are a lot of things that you can do in WWE that you can’t do in UFC. Rousey responds by saying that she doesn’t game-plan, she “improvises”, vowing that she is going to “improvise” Nia’s arm off this Sunday. Nia then says that she has been in WWE for years “grinding”, saying that she’s not Stephanie McMahon before vowing to take Rousey’s “reputation” in Chicago this Sunday. Nia continues, saying that Ronda is just “not ready”.

Rousey laughs this off, saying that everyone told her that she wasn’t ready for the Olympics at only seventeen, but she was. Ronda then says that everyone also thought that she wasn’t ready to challenge for the Strikeforce Title after only four fights, but she won it and everyone said that she wasn’t ready to headline her own card, but she broke records. Ronda continues, saying that everyone told her that she wasn’t ready to be a champion in UFC but now she’s going into the UFC Hall of Fame. Rousey then tells Nia that she is Ronda Rousey and she was “born ready” before the challenger takes her jacket off. Nia then tries to cheap-shot Rousey but Ronda catches the arm of the champion and Nia strikes back with a headbutt. Nia then tries to toy with Rousey but like an anaconda, Ronda would snap on the armbar and, while Nia would try her best to block it, Rousey would lock it in, making Nia tap out! Nia then retreats out of the ring, leaving Ronda standing tall as Rousey proves that she is more than ready for Nia Jax this Sunday at Money-in-the-Bank.

Now having lost 200 straight matches, Curt Hawkins was scheduled to face No Way Jose on RAW. However, Curt Hawkins would not show up and the referee would ring the bell to start the match. The referee then starts a ten-count before one of the members of No Way Jose’s conga line gets in the ring, revealing himself to be Curt Hawkins. Hawkins tries to use the element of surprise to secure the three-count but his plan would fail and No Way Jose would hit Hawkins with the pop-up right hand, pinning Curt Hawkins to increase Hawkins’ losing streak to 201.

Sami Zayn then appears on RAW, having set up an elaborate obstacle course for he and Bobby Lashley to compete in. After Lashley has an impressive run in the obstacle course, Sami would attack Lashley from behind, taking Lashley out with the Helluva Kick before referees come out to break it up.

Then it was time for the main event as the four RAW Superstars in the Men’s Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match would square off as Finn Balor, Kevin Owens, Bobby Roode, and Braun Strowman would compete in a Fatal 4-Way Match. During the match, Kevin Owens, Finn Balor, and Bobby Roode would work together to try and take out Braun Strowman but “The Monster Among Men” would not be slowed down by the odds. After chasing Owens up to the staging area and taking Owens, as well as Finn and Roode, out, Braun would make his way over to the announce table, exposing the table. Balor and Roode then use a ladder to take Braun out, laying Strowman on the announce table before holding the ladder while Owens climbs to the top. Owens then dives off of the top of the ladder with a stunning frog splash to Braun Strowman through the announce table! With Strowman and Owens out of commission for the time being, it would come down to Finn Balor and Bobby Roode in the ring.

Somehow, Kevin Owens would make his way back to the ring before Braun Strowman is able to rise from the rubble of the announce table, returning to the match with a vengeance. Braun then tosses his three opponents around before Owens and Roode work together to bring Braun down to one knee. This is when Owens would try to surprise Roode with a roll-up but Roode would take Owens out before Finn takes Roode out. Finn then manages to hit Braun with the Coup de Grace but Roode breaks up the pinfall attempt. Roode then rids the ring of Finn before hitting “The Monster Among Men” with the Glorious DDT. This time, Owens breaks up the pinfall attempt before tossing Roode out of the ring. Owens then hits Braun with the frog splash but Braun kicks out! Owens then brings a small ladder into the ring to use as a weapon but the ladder would fail to impact Strowman as Braun plants Owens with a chokeslam. Braun then follows this up with the running powerslam to Kevin Owens right on top of the ladder as “The Monster Among Men” pins Kevin Owens to win a hellacious Fatal 4-Way Match, making an emphatic statement heading into the Men’s Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match this Sunday.

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