WWE Raw results, live blog (May 15, 2017): Dean Ambrose vs. The Miz
WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (May 15, 2017) from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, featuring all the latest build to the upcoming Extreme Rules pay-per-view (PPV) scheduled for early next month in Baltimore, Maryland.
Advertised for tonight: The Miz gets his shot at Dean Ambrose and the Intercontinental championship, and more!
Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the Raw live blog kicks off once the show starts on USA. It will be below this line here.
WWE RAW RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR MAY 15
– Tonight’s WWE RAW opens with a look at Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns from last week. We go to the RAW opening video.
– We are live in Newark from the Prudential Center, NJ as the pyro goes off. Michael Cole welcomes us. He is joined by Corey Graves and WWE Hall of Famer BookerT. They hype The Miz vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose for later tonight.
– We go right to the ring and out comes the RAW General Manager Kurt Angle. The WWE Hall of Famer had last week off as the show was taped in the UK. Fans chant “you suck” as Angle heads to the ring while JoJo does the introduction.
Angle thanks the fans and welcomes us to WWE RAW. He says the ongoing problem between Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman saw Reigns. Angle says Braun suffered an elbow injury and flew back to the United States to have surgery. Angle says unfortunately Braun may be out of action for 6 weeks, and he had his eyes on the WWE Universal Champion.
Angle wonders who will challenge Brock Lesnar. He’s given it a lot of thought but he realizes the shot has to be earned, not given. He announces a Fatal 5 Way at Extreme Rules to determine a new #1 contender. Participants will be Seth Rollins, Samoa Joe, Finn Balor, Bray Wyatt and Roman Reigns. Angle hypes the match and goes to leave but Reigns comes out to interrupt.
Fans boo as Reigns take the mic. Reigns says we don’t need a Fatal 5 Way because he’s the #1 contender. Reigns says this is his yard, he beat The Undertaker at WrestleMania 33 and he put Strowman in the ambulance. Reigns says he is the only guy around here that can beat Brock. The boos continue. The music hits and out comes Balor to interrupt to a pop. Balor talks about how he never lost the title. He enters the ring and says if Reigns wants a shot at The Beast, get in line behind him.
Reigns says Balor has a lot of heart but doesn’t have the killer instinct to beat Lesnar. Balor reminds Reigns he beat him on his first night on RAW. The music interrupts and out comes Samoa Joe.
Joe says they have it very wrong – it’s not about big hearts, anyone’s yard or anyone’s club. It’s real simple, it’s about two things – action and results. Joe talks about putting Seth Rollins down with the Coquina Clutch and winning the Fatal 5 Way. Joe enters the ring and goes on but is interrupted when the lights go out. They come back on and Bray Wyatt is in the ring. Wyatt says The Beast approaches and they all put on their brave faces but he can feel their fear.
Wyatt goes on but is interrupted when Seth Rollins’ music hits and he comes out to a pop. Rollins says he specifically came to fight Rollins. Joe leaves the ring and they start brawling. Wyatt drops Balor in the corner. Reigns nails Wyatt and takes him to the floor. Rollins uses the ropes to take Joe’s knee out. Joe hobbles up the ramp. Wyatt comes back in and drops Rollins, sending him to the floor. Reigns nails a Superman punch on Wyatt, sending him out to Rollins.
Rollins works over Wyatt. Balor comes flying with a dropkick. He goes back in and goes for a Coup de Grace on Reigns but has to roll through. Balor ducks a Superman punch and hits a Slingblade on Reigns. Balor runs the ropes to nail Reigns and Rollins on the floor. Balor runs back into the ring and stands tall as his music hits while the others are down on the floor.
– RAW Tag Team Champions The Hardys are backstage walking. We go to commercial.
– Back from the break and Angle is with Balor, Rollins and Reigns. He makes Rollins vs. Wyatt and Balor vs. Reigns for tonight.
Sheamus vs. Jeff Hardy
We go to the ring and out come RAW Tag Team Champions The Hardys. #1 contenders Sheamus and Cesaro are out next.
The bell rings and Hardy unloads, taking it to the corner.Hardy with the leg drop and a dropkick for a 2 count. Sheamus blocks the Twist of Fate and nails a big running knee to the face for a 2 count.
More back and forth now.Jeff ends up nailing the Twist of Fate and going up top for the Swanton Bomb. Jeff covers for the win.
Winner: Jeff Hardy
– After the match, Matt and Jeff stand tall in the ring.
– Still to come, Miz vs. Ambrose. Back to commercial.
Sasha Banks vs. Alicia Fox
Back from the break and out comes Sasha Banks while Alicia Fox waits. Noam Dar is at ringside. Cole notes that Dar arranged for Alicia to get this rematch.
Back and forth to start the match.Fox blocks the Backstabber and sends Sasha over the top rope. Sasha clutches her knee as she lands. Fox brings it back into the ring for a 2 count. Fox with the big scissors kick for the upset win.
Winner: Alicia Fox
– After the match, Dar comes into the ring to celebrate with Fox.
– Still to come, Reigns vs. Balor and Rollins vs. Wyatt. Also, Miz gets his IC Title shot. We see Ambrose, Miz and Maryse walking backstage. Back to commercial.
WWE Intercontinental Title Match: The Miz vs. Dean Ambrose
Back from the break and The Miz is out with Maryse. WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose is also out. We get formal ring introductions from JoJo.
Back and forth to start. Miz with an early Skull Crushing Finale attempt. Miz with a roll up for 2 and well at last, Ambrose tosses Miz back in. Maryse is distracting the referee. Ambrose blocks a low blow attempt by Miz. Ambrose then low blow kicks Miz in front of the referee. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner via DQ: The Miz
Still WWE Intercontinental Champion: Dean Ambrose
– After the match, Miz retreats to the floor as Maryse checks on him. JoJo announces Ambrose as the champion as he takes the title and talks some trash. We go to replays as Ambrose hits the corner to pose.
Bayley confronts Alexa Bliss
– Back from the break and Alexa Bliss is in the ring with a mic. She starts ripping into the people of Newark. She says they’re all failures but tonight they will finally get to see a winner – the first Superstar to win both the RAW and SmackDown Women’s Titles and the only Goddess of WWE.
Bayley shoves Bliss and sends her out. Bliss comes to the apron and drops Bayley over the rope. Bliss goes under the ring and brings a kendo stick in. Bayley gets up and Bliss smacks her in the back with the stick. Bayley rolls to the floor in pain. Bliss taunts Bayley and stands tall in the ring as her music plays.
Cruiserweight Tag Team Match
Austin Aries and Jack Gallagher vs. Neville and TJP
Aries starts off with TJP and sends Neville off the apron. Gallagher comes in for some double teaming but TJP avoids it as Neville pulls him to safety. Gallagher launches his partner onto their opponents. Aries comes back in to stand tall. aAries jumps off the top rope and takes out Neville on the outside. Neville holds the leg of Gallaghter. at last Aries attacks Neville with an elbow. TJP with the Detonation Kick on Gallagher for the win.
Winners: Neville and TJP
Backstage, Bayley is getting looked at by medical staff. Kurt Angle walks up and says those kendo sticks are no joke. He says she doesn’t have to put on a brave face and suggests she can have a straight up wrestling match with Alexa Bliss at Extreme Rules. Bayley says that isn’t fair and she wants a chance to prove her wrong. “I want my championship back. And I’m ready to get extreme,” says Bayley. Angle books Alexa Bliss vs. Bayley in a Kendo Stick on a Pole match at Extreme Rules for the RAW Women’s Championship.
Roman Reigns vs. Finn Balor
Reigns with an elbow and big toss on Balor early. Balor with right hands to the body of Reigns in the corner. Reigns fires back with right hands to Balor. Reigns catches Balor with a quick samoan drop. Balor catches Reigns with a kick to the face on the ring apron, hits a series of forearms and then a dropkick to the face. at last Balor dropkicks Reigns back to the corner. Reigns bounces off. Reigns trips up Balor. Reigns with a spear to Balor. Reigns hooks the leg for the win.
Winner: Roman Reigns
Goldust assaults R-Truth
The Golden Truth heads to the ring. R-Truth starts talking to the Newark crowd when Goldust attacks him. Goldust tosses Truth out of the ring, jumps out and then tosses Truth back first into the ring barricade. Goldust throws more right hands at Truth. Goldust tosses Truth back inside the ring and continues his assault. Goldust does his pose and kicks Truth hard. Goldust grabs a mic. “That’s what’s up.” Goldust tosses the mic aside and leaves.
Big Cass vs. Titus O’Neil
Titus charges at Cass in the corner. Titus removes his suit jacket and tries to throw it at Cass. The referee stops him. Titus with rights and more charges to Cass in the corner. Titus removes his belt when Enzo jumps up on the ring apron. Cass with a big boot and gets the pinfall.
Winner: Big Cass
After the match, Enzo Amore grabs a smartphone and starts to take a selfie with a downed Titus O’Neil and Apollo Crews nearby. Crews kicks Enzo in the head.
Seth Rollins vs. Bray Wyatt
Bray Wyatt with a quick takedown on Seth Rollins coming off the ropes. Rollins with a snapmare, kick to the back and then a kick to the chest combo. Rollins with chops to Wyatt in the corner. Wyatt misses a jumping cross body, falls out of the ring and Rollins launches himself over the top rope taking out Wyatt on the outside.
Rollins drives Wyatt into the barricade at ringside. Rollins jumps off the barricade, Wyatt catches him and launches Rollins back first over the barricade with a modified Rock Bottom. at last Rollins with a superkick and then drops Wyatt with a powerful sitdown powerbomb for a two count. Wyatt bails to the outside, Rollins is up top and jumps out catching Wyatt. We then see Samoa Joe jumping the barricade at ringside and attacking Rollins. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner via DQ: Seth Rollins
After the match, Samoa Joe tosses Rollins in the ring and kicks him in the corner. Joe plants Rollins and gets in a quick stomp. Bray Wyatt is back inside the ring and gets in the face of Joe. Wyatt and Joe both start kicking Rollins, who is still down. Wyatt and Joe tease working together against Rollins. Wyatt then grabs Joe and hits Sister Abigail. Wyatt starts smiling. Wyatt picks up Rollins and hits Sister Abigail on him. Wyatt drops to his knees to close the show.
Quick Match Results:
- Jeff Hardy def. Sheamus
- Alicia Fox def. Sasha Banks
- The Miz def. Dean Ambrose via DQ, Ambrose retains the Intercontinental Title
- Neville and TJP def. Austin Aries and Jack Gallagher
- Roman Reigns def. Finn Balor
- Big Cass def. Titus O’Neil
- Seth Rollins def. Bray Wyatt via DQ
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