Wrestlenewz brings you play-by-play and results for tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw (5/14/2018) broadcast. Pre-show starts at 7:50 pm EST and the main show at 8 pm EST. Seth Rollins defends his Intercontinental Championship against Kevin Owens. Tweet and follow @wrestlenewz on Twitter.
Check out the show in a nutshell.
Monday Night Raw: 8 pm EST
Show opens up and Roman Reigns comes out to the ring. The crowd boos. Reigns smirks as the United Kingdom crowd lets him know how he feels. Reigns says he got robbed last week and this time it wasn’t by management, it was by Jinder Mahal. He tells Jinder to come out and face him in his yard. Instead, Raw general manager Kurt Angle comes out. Angle says he regrets to inform Reigns that Jinder won’t be coming out. Reigns asks when Angle started speaking for Jinder and Angle says he speaks for WWE management.
Angle says he made an emotional decision when he rejected Jinder’s request for a Money In The Bank ladder match spot. He needs to think more logically. That’s what management wants and that’s what’s best for business. Jinder will have an opportunity tonight after all. Reigns asks to be cut in on the match and Angle says management ordered Reigns gets no more opportunities. Reigns tells Angle he understands Angle has a family and a job to do. Now, Reigns has to do what he has to do. Reigns walks to the back and no one is sure what he intends to do.
The crowd chants “Na na na na goodbye” as Reigns leaves. They don’t buy this management vs. Reigns angle anymore than you do. Reigns eventually runs into Jinder backstage and a brawl ensues. Jinder starts beating Reigns down but Reigns fires back and throws him into the wall and into some guard rails. Then Reigns wheels a storage container into Jinder. They battle out to the main stage and Reigns delivers a Superman Punch to Jinder before officials come in to break things up. Reigns’ music plays and the crowd boos. No one likes him. No one cares.
— WWE (@WWE) May 15, 2018
Intercontinental Championship Open Challenge: Seth Rollins (c) vs. Kevin Owens
Bell sounds and Owens gets the early advantage. He stomps Rollins on the mat and receives a chorus of boos. Owens lands a few shots to Rollins’ gut then whips him across the ring to the corner. Rollins comes out and levels Owens with a shot. Now Rollins stomps Owens to the mat. Rollins whips Owens, who hooks his arms in the ropes and pulls himself out of the ring for a breather. Rollins goes for a suicide dive but Owens catches him and throws him into the post. Back in the ring and Owens lands a senton for a 2-count.
Owens applies a rear chin-lock. Rollins stands up and escapes using a jawbreaker. Owens manages to send Rollins flying out of the ring to the floor as it cuts to commercial.
Back again and Owens is stretching Rollins with a submission. Rollins stands but catches a knee to his gut. Owens hoists Rollins on his shoulders but Rollins slides off and knocks Owens out of the ring. Owens drags Rollins out to ringside and goes for a powerbomb on the apron. Rollins grabs the ropes and pulls himself to safety. Owens jumps up on the apron with him and goes for a powerbomb there but Rollins counters and hits a Falcon Arrow on the edge of the ring. Both men roll to the floor and sell their injuries but end up sliding in the ring before the count-out.
Back in the ring and the two men trade shots. Owens charges Rollins who directs him out of the ring to the floor. Then Rollins hits two consecutive suicide dives. He rolls Owens back in the ring and hits a springboard clothesline. Rollins hits a blockbuster and pins but Owens kicks out. Owens gets back in it and goes for a Pop-Up Powerbomb but Rollins evades. Rollins goes for a Curb Stomp but Owens evades. They jockey for position as Rollins hits an enziguri and Owens clotheslines Rollins into a backflip.
Owens goes to the top rope and leaps for a senton but Rollins gets his knees up. They scramble and Rollins lands the Revolution Knee for a near-fall. Rollins goes to the top rope and goes for a frog splash but Owens transitions into an inside cradle for a 2-count. Owens goes to the top rope but Rollins heads him off. Rollins tries to set up a superplex but Owens delivers his inverted superplex. Rollins has the presence of mind to roll out of the ring and prevent Owens pinning him.
Owens has to go out and roll Rollins back in the ring. As Owens crawls back inside, Rollins suddenly hits the Curb Stomp for the pinfall.
Winner: Seth Rollins (c)
Another title defense in the books…
— WWE (@WWE) May 15, 2018
They show footage from earlier today in New York where Raw Women’s Champion Nia Jax challenges Ronda Rousey to a title match at Money In The Bank. Rousey says she’s only had one match and there are probably a lot of other women more deserving right now. Jax says that may be true but she’s challenging Rousey. Rousey, in that case, accepts the challenge.
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) May 15, 2018
Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel tell Kurt Angle they want a Tag Team Championship match. They tell Angle their tag team match will be named the A-Team. Angle tells them they can’t use that name, it’s a TV show and a movie. So Dallas suggests they be called the B-Team. Angle says that’s a horrible name but Dallas says the B-Team stands for Best Team. Angle says they’ve never won a tag team match and ultimately agrees to put them in a match tonight to prove themselves.
— WWE (@WWE) May 15, 2018
Triple Threat Money In The Bank Qualifying Match: Baron Corbin vs. No Way Jose vs. Bobby Roode
Bell sounds and the match is underway. Corbin takes control early and he throws No Way Jose into the steel steps. Back in the ring and Booby Roode lands some offensive maneuvers on Corbin, hitting a blockbuster for a 2-count. Corbin rolls to the apron and Roode goes after him but gets hung on the top rope. Then Jose clobbers Corbin at ringside as it cuts to commercial.
Back again and Corbin has Roode in a submission. Jose is laid out at ringside. Roode stands up and chops Corbin but gets hit with a sidewalk slam after bouncing off the ropes. Jose jumps on the apron and Corbin knocks him right back down to the floor. Corbin goes out and smacks Jose’s face off the barricade. Then he goes back inside and stomps Roode out in the corner. Jose slides in the ring and goes after Corbin. Corbin levels Roode with a clothesline but Jose lands some shots on Corbin, then hits a high cross-body for 2.
Corbin is cleared out of the ring and then Roode plants Jose with a spinebuster. Corbin puts Roode on the top rope but Jose comes in and knocks Corbin aside. Jose tries to set something ip but Roode knocks him back to the canvas and lands a flying clothesline. Roode slugs Corbin on the canvas but Jose goes for a rollup, gets a 2-count, then clotheslines Jose out to the floor. Jose goes after Corbin now but Corbin levels him with a hard shot. Corbin proceeds to hits Roode with a flying clothesline off the apron.
Back in the ring and Corbin delivers a chokeslam backbreaker to Jose for a near-fall. Corbin goes for the same move on Roode but Roode evade. They scramble but Corbin ends up hitting a Deep Six. He pins but Jose breaks the count. Corbin runs back and forth and smashes both Roode and Jose with shots, corner to corner. Roode finally moves and sends Corbin crashing shoulder-first into the ring post. Roode spikes Jose with the Glorious DDT and get the victory. Bobby Roode will be in the men’s Money In The Bank ladder match.
Winner: Bobby Roode
— WWE (@WWE) May 15, 2018