Monday Night RAW took place at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. Here’s all the action that went down on July 18.
RAW Commissioner Stephanie McMahon comes out to kick the show off, but she’s quickly interrupted by Shane McMahon. A little verbal altercation follows and Stephanie then announces the new general manager for RAW: Mick Foley! The hardcore legend then appears, and talks about how he’ll take the flagship show to new heights.
Shane McMahon then decides to introduce his new general manager for Smackdown: Daniel Bryan. The yes-master receives a huge pop from the fans as he hits the ramp and cuts a promo explaining how he’ll make Smackdown the number one show every week. And after a little bit more verbal jousting, it’s time for the first match of the night.
Sami Zayn and Cesaro defeated Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho
Jericho took control early on as he pummelled Cesaro, but the Swiss Superman bounced back as Zayn and Owens brawled around the ring. The pair would eventually get tagged in, with Zayn dominating Owens. A few tags later, and the first match of RAW ended with Zayn landing a superkick on Owens and a roll-up on Jericho for the win.
Daniel Bryan and Stephanie McMahon exchange a few more words, as the verbal war rages on.
Darren Young defeated Alberto Del Rio
With The Miz and Maryse on commentary, Darren Young took on Alberto Del Rio and a few distractions at the RAW ringside. Del Rio attempted to get a quick win with a sneaky roll-up, but Young managed to reverse it into a sneaky pin of his own for another win.
John Cena is in the ring
And he has something to say about the WWE Draft on Smackdown tomorrow and the Battleground PPV on Sunday. Cena has some tag partners for that event, and they’re none other than Enzo and Big Cass. Enzo gets hyped as he cuts a promo and tells the RAW audience that AJ Styles has the haircut of a soccer mom. Okay, burn I guess. The Club came out to do some trash-talking of their own and claiming that they’ll defeat not only Cena, Enzo and Cass but The New Day as well.