WWE Monday Night RAW Live Results: Will Brock Lesnar Be Stripped of Universal Title?

The Extreme Rules pay-per-view saw some title changes and wrapped some storylines before the build to Summerslam begins. However, the biggest development from the show was general manager Kurt Angle's ultimatum to Universal Champion Brock Lesnar.

During the show, Angle told the WWE Universe he expects Lesnar and Heyman to appear on RAW to negotiate his next title defense. If they didn't appear, he will strip Lesnar of the Universal Championship. Of course, WWE fans should expect The Beast to appear tonight and his next opponent to be announced. After Bobby Lashley defeated Roman Reigns at Extreme Rules, the returning WWE Superstar is primed to take on Lesnar for the title at Summerslam.

After the B-Team's shocking victory over Bray Wyatt and Matt Hardy for the RAW Tag Team Championships, how will Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel celebrate? Also, will the Deleters of Worlds find a way to get their titles back?

Ronda Rousey's suspension isn't up until Wednesday, but after making her presence known during the Alexa Bliss and Nia Jax match at Extreme Rules by laying a savage beatdown on Mickie James, it seems the RAW Women's Champion will have to watch her back heading into Summerslam.

A lot is expected to go down tonight. Here's everything that's happening on the July 16 edition of Monday Night RAW.


Opening Segment

  • Show opens with Kurt Angle says that Brock and his reps never contacted him so he's going to strip Lesnar of the title when Paul Heyman comes out.
  • Heyman teases Lesnar being on the show, but he says that Brock isn't here tonight. Heyman says that Brock loves the WWE and being Universal Champion. Paul says that Brock wants to become the UFC Heavyweight Champ while representing the WWE as Universal Champion.
  • Kurt says that Brock has to defend the title at SummerSlam or he's no longer champion. Heyman agrees to the terms and says that the WWE Universe should be congratulated for wanting Lesnar to be on the show more often when Bobby Lashley interrupts.
  • Lashley says he wants to face Lesnar when Drew McIntyre comes out. He says phase 1 was to ensure Dolph Ziggler had the IC Belt and phase 2 is to capture the Universal Championship. Seth Rollins interrupts.
  • Seth says that if Kurt is looking for Brock's next opponent he's right there when Elias interrupts. Finn Balor comes out and says he's the first Universal Champion and should face Brock. Roman Reigns comes out and says he just wants to fight someone tonight.
  • Kurt Angle makes two Triple Threat matches: Elias vs Seth Rollins vs Bobby Lashley and Roman Reigns vs Drew McIntyre vs Finn Balor. The winners of the two matches will face off next week and the winner of that match will face Brock Lesnar.


  • Baron Corbin approaches Kurt Angle backstage and asks if he got Stephanie McMahon's OK to make the Triple Threat matches. He also questions why he wasn't in either match and Balor is. Kurt says Balor beat him last night.

Roman Reigns vs Finn Balor vs Drew McIntyre

  • Reigns wins via pinfall after hitting Balor with a Spear.


  • In Kurt's office, Bayley talks with Angle about how she and Sasha tried but there's no resolution. He puts them in a tag match together.
  • Kurt warns if Bayey and Sasha can't become friends again, one of them will be traded to SmackDown.

Dolph Ziggler Promo

  • Dolph says he achieved everything he set out to do at Extreme Rules. He congratulates Seth Rollins for making the IC Title what it is now, but he's no Dolph Ziggler.
  • Bobby Roode interrupts him, saying if it wasn't for McIntyre he wouldn't be the champ. Ziggler asks Bobby how it was watching the match from the sidelines. Roode challenges Ziggler and Dolph agrees... but not for the title.

Dolph Ziggler vs Bobby Roode

  • Ziggler wins via pinfall after a Superkick.


  • Roode walks backstage when he's approached by Mojo Rawley, who mocks him for his loss to Ziggler.

Mojo Rawley vs Tyler Breeze

  • Rawley wins via pinfall after an Alabama Slam.

Bayley/Sasha Banks vs Alicia Fox/Dana Brooke

  • Banks/Bayley wins via pinfall.


  • Wheen asked why he didn't step up to face Brock Lesnar, Braun Strowman replies he already has the MITB briefcase and a guaranteed title opportunity, no matter who wins at SummerSlam.

Whoever earns the right to challenge @BrockLesnar at #SummerSlam needs to remember one thing...

There's a MONSTER waiting in the wings! #RAW @BraunStrowman pic.twitter.com/oySHP6jo9v

— WWE (@WWE) July 17, 2018

B-Team vs The Ascension

  • B-Team wins via pinfall.
  • Immediately after the win, Wyatt/Hardy appear on the Titantron and challenge B-Team for the titles.

Alexa Bliss Promo

  • Alexa brags about winning at Extreme Rules, in her view putting an end to the Nia Jax/Bliss story.
  • She says she's beaten every woman in the division, adding that Ronda Rousey doesn't count because she's suspended. Alexa argues Rousey should be suspended indefinitely for getting involved at Extreme Rules
  • Rousey comes from the crowd and lays out Mickie James. She's about to do the same to Alexa when Angle comes out and stops her.
  • Angle tells Rousey to go home and wait out her suspension. Corbin comes out and says Rousey needs to be reprimanded. Angle agrees and tacks on another week to the suspension; if she waits it out, she'll get a title opportunity at SummerSlam.

Authors of Pain vs Titus Worldwide

  • Authors of Pain win via pinfall.

Ember Moon vs Sarah Logan (with Liv Morgan)

  • Logan wins via pinfall after Liv Morgan knocks Moon off the ropes.

Elias vs Seth Rollins vs Bobby Lashley

  • Lashley wins via pinfall after hitting Elias with a Spear.