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WWE RAW TAPING
MAY 8, 2017
LONDON, ENGLAND AT O2 ARENA
REPORT BY PAUL JACQUES, PWTORCH CORRESPONDENT
MAIN EVENT TAPING
(1) Aleister Black defeated Curt Hawkins
(2) Noam Dar defeated Gran Metalik
-Dean Ambrose is GM for the night because Kurt Angle isn’t here. Stephanie McMahon has named Miz co-G.M. for the night.
-Opening segment featured Dean, Miz, Strowman, and Kalisto. A Braun vs. Kalisto rematch was announced for later. Miz vs. Balor was announced as first match of the night.
(1) Finn Balor beat The Miz with his Coup de Gras. During the match Miz pushed Balor onto the referee. Miz got on the mic and said as GM he insisted Balor be DQ’d. Dean came back out to re-start the match. Balor won quickly with his double stomp finisher.
(2) Braun Strowman vs. Kalisto never properly started. Less than a minute in, Roman Reigns’s music hit and he came down. He and Braun had a big brawl. Afterward, Roman stood in the ring to both cheers and boos.
(3) Tag Team Turmoil for No. 1 Contendership to Tag Team Titles: Cesaro & Sheamus vs. Enzo & Big Cass vs. R-Truth & Goldust vs. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson. First, Enzo tapped to Cesaro. Then Sheamus pinned Slater. Next Sheamus pinned Anderson. Then Cesaro pinned Truth.
-Dean Ambrose vs The Miz for the IC Title was announced for next week.
-Dean vs Bray Wyatt was announced for later tonight
(4) Seth Rollins beat Samoa Joe by DQ when Joe ran Seth’s head into an exposed turnbucle.
(5) T.J. Perkins pinned Jack Gallagher. TJP rolled Gallagher up for the three count whilst holding Gallagher’s tights.
(6) Sasha Banks beat Alicia Fox. During this match there was a beach ball in the crowd which drew cheers and boos when it was confiscated.
(7) Bray Wyatt defeated Dean Ambrose. Miz was on commentary for the match. He came to the ring and hit Ambrose with the IC Title. Bray then hit Ambrose with Sister Abigail and pinned Ambrose.
After the cameras stopped, they had a brawl all over the arena which ended when Ambrose (as GM) DQ’d himself for hitting Miz with the belt. Ambrose then hit three Dirty Deeds on Miz to finish the night off.
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