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Published On: Mon, Aug 27th, 2018

Bowen’s Botches and Bodyslams: WWE RAW Results and Review August 27 2018

Bowen’s Botches and Bodyslams: WWE RAW Results and Review August 27 2018

WWE Monday Night RAW comes from Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada this week. Roman Reigns will meet face to face with Braun Strowman, Ronda Rousey will appear, and we will see the latest build toward the next Pay Per View, Hell In A Cell.

 

Show Opener with Roman Reigns In Ring

 

Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin

Baron Corbin wins by Pinfall after the End of Days. Corbin used a steel chair on Balor and was Disqualified, but as Acting General Manager Corbin restarted the match as a No Disqualification Match.

 

Titus Worldwide Backstage

 

Sasha Banks with Bayley vs. Dana Brooke with Titus O’Neal and Apollo Crews

Sasha Banks wins by Submission after Dana Brooke taps out to the Bank Statement.

 

Dean Ambrose and Jinder Mahal Backstage

 

Seth Rollins In Ring

 

Intercontinental Championship Match
Seth Rollins (c) vs. Kevin Owens

Seth Rollins wins by Pinfall after the Curbstomp.

 

Acting General Manager Baron Corbin and Braun Strowman Backstage

 

Kevin Owens In Ring

 

Non-Title Match
The B Team (Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel) (c) vs. The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder)

Dash Wilder scores the Pinfall victory on Curtis Axel after The Shatter Machine.

 

Elias In Ring

 

Natalya with Ronda Rousey and Trish Stratus vs. Alicia Fox with Alexa Bliss and Mickie James

Natalya wins by Submission when Alicia Fox taps out to the Sharpshooter.

 

Ronda Rousey, Natalya, Trish Stratus, and The Bella Twins Backstage

 

Acting General Manager Baron Corbin and Bobby Lashley Backstage

 

Handicap Match
Bobby Lashley vs. The Ascension (Konnor and Viktor)

Bobby Lashley scores the Pinfall victory on Viktor after The Dominator.

Does @fightbobby have the strength to take on BOTH members of #TheAscension on #Raw?? @KonnorWWE @ViktorRiseWWE pic.twitter.com/wfO85e5is6

 

Dean Ambrose vs. Jinder Mahal with Sunil Singh

Dean Ambrose lands the Dirty Deeds and scores the Pinfall victory.

 

Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre vs. Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns

The referee calls the match after Braun Strowman refuses to enter the ring after being tagged in by Roman Reigns, and McIntyre and Ziggler continued to attack Reigns. Strowman eventually enters the ring to attack Reigns as well. Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins enter the ring in turn and get beat down by Ziggler, McIntyre, and Strowman.

 

Botches –

  • Baron Corbin as Acting General Manager. Announcing what should be an exciting main event landed with a thud and no response from the crowd. Corbin has a vanilla personality that doesn’t carry the job he’s performing.
  • Screwjob ending of the Corbin vs. Balor match. This feud needs to wrap up and this ending is just going to draw it out further.
  • Dana Brooke vs. Sasha Banks. One of the weakest matches from the Women’s Division in a while.

 

Bodyslams –

  • Titus Worldwide drawing closer to its conclusion.
  • Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens. A PPV quality match, and one of the best on RAW this year. Two of the best in the business tearing the house down with the crowd in the palm of their hand.
  • Braun Strowman heel turn. Strowman, Ziggler, and McIntyre will make for a team that can believably stand up against the SHIELD.

 

This episode of RAW used a lot of time to promote upcoming events, and with three of them over the next two months, that takes up a lot of the show. Hell In A Cell, Super Show-Down, and Evolution all had plenty of play tonight. Having an epic match from Rollins and Owens helped stave off the disappointment. The Revival getting a win over The B Team changes the trajectory of RAW’s Tag Team Division. The Bella Twins’ return will help bolster the name recognition for Evolution. Braun’s Strowman’s heel turn was necessary, even if I want to keep cheering for him. Overall, a satisfying show.

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- Greg Bowen is a writer, musician, DJ, political activist, and wrestling mark who still has Macho Madness to this day.

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