The June 11th, 2018 edition of WWE RAW aired live from the Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, AR.
– RAW opens up with all of RAW’s participants in the upcoming Money In The Bank ladder matches in the ring. They’re all standing on ladders set up in the ring, and then RAW GM Kurt Angle comes out to give them a pep talk. Baron Corbin quickly comes out to interrupt, and Corbin is sporting a new shaved-head look. Corbin takes issue with Angle, and Alexa quickly interrupts and starts talking trash. This leads to all the wrestlers on the ladders in the ring bickering back and forth, until Strowman starts threatening Kevin Owens. Owens complains that he can’t perform when Strowman is constantly threatening him, but Strowman doesn’t care. Strowman says he plans to climb the ladder, grab the contract, and take the WWE Universal Title from Brock Lesnar. Everyone starts arguing until Alexa screams and they get quiet. Alexa says they need to stop acting like the Real Housewives of WWE. Alexa says she picks Strowman to win the men’s match, and Banks picks her mixed-match challenge partner Finn Balor. They all start arguing again until Strowman screams “enough,” and says this Sunday somebody is gonna get these hands. Strowman’s music hits and everyone eyes each other down from their respective ladder set up in the ring.
– Up next: Sasha Banks vs. Ember Moon vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Natalya in a Fatal 4 Way
– Sasha Banks vs. Ember Moon vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Natalya: Alexa starts off strong in this one, but Sasha and Ember briefly team up to take control of the match. Sasha and Ember go at it now until Natalya gets involved and drops Ember to the outside. Natalya goes after Sasha next and works on keeping Banks grounded. Sasha fights back in the corner, but Natalya overpowers her and looks for the Sharpshooter. Sasha fights her off and kicks Natalya out down to ringside. Ember gets back in the ring and starts brawling with Sasha. Ember dumps Sasha outside and follows up with a suicide dive. Alexa gets back in the fight and drops Ember, then works over Sasha in the ring. Sasha gets dumped outside again as Alexa and Natalya go back and forth in the ring now. Alexa starts working over Natalya’s bad knee and takes control of the match. Sasha gets back in the ring now and drops Alexa then hits the running double knees in the corner. Ember runs in now and goes after Sasha, hitting a big suplex for a two count. Alexa comes in and fights with Ember in the corner until Alexa hits a sunset flip, but Ember breaks it up with a knee to the face. Alexa, Sasha and Ember fight in the corner until Alexa knocks Sasha and Ember down. Alexa goes for the Twisted Bliss on Sasha, but Sasha blocks with her knees. Sasha locks Alexa in the Banks Statement, but Natalya cracks her in the head to break it up. Natalya knees her in the face again, and then she dumps Alexa outside. Natalya drops Sasha, but then Ember comes in and goes after Natalya. Ember Moon hits the Eclipse on Natalya, but Alexa breaks it up and then drops Ember at ringside. Natalya drops Sasha next, and then she locks Alexa in the Sharpshooter for the win via submission.
– Kevin Owens approaches Finn Balor bacckstage and offers him some olives. Owens says he is symbolically offering him the olive branch. Owens says that Women’s Fatal 4 Way was chaotic, and Owens tries to make a partnership with Balor. Owens says he’s concerned about Braun Strowman, and he wants to work together with Balor and Roode to take out Strowman. Owens says instead of every man for himself, tonight should be every man against monster.
– Still to come: Roman Reigns vs. Jinder Mahal; and Ronda Rousey & Nia Jax will come face to face.
– The Fashion Police vs. Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre: Ziggler and Breeze start this one off and Ziggler drops him. Ziggler hits an elbow drop for a two count early on. Drew tags in and works over Breeze in the corner, then Ziggler tags back in and continues the offense. Fandango tags in and all four men start brawling. Drew powerbombs Breeze onto Fandango, and then they hit the Zig Zag/Claymore combination on Breeze for the three count.
Winners: Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre
– After the match, Dolph and Drew cut a promo saying this beat-down tonight is proof of their in-ring ability.
– Roman Reigns is backstage for an interview about Jinder Mahal. He complains about not getting another chance to take his Universal Title back from Brock Lesnar. As far as tonight goes, he’s going to deliver a receipt to Jinder Mahal, paid in full. He faces Jinder Mahal up next.
– Jinder Mahal comes out to the ring with Sunil Singh and he cuts a promo about Roman Reigns. Jinder talks about his plans to defeat Reigns, and envisioning his hand raised in the air. Reigns comes out to interrupt and The Big Dog hits the ring. Jinder stays on the mic and trashes Reigns, and then he reveals that tonight “the great” Sunil Singh will be facing Reigns in Jinder’s place.
– Roman Reigns vs. Sunil Singh: Sunil is hesitant, but Jinder gives him a pep talk and tells him he’s got this. Roman punches Jinder off the apron, then he decks Sunil. Reigns spears Sunil down and pins for the three count.
Winner: Roman Reigns
– Immediately after the three count, Jinder hits the ring and drops Reigns. Jinder hits the Khallas and yells at Reigns. Jinder hauls Sunil out of the ring and up the ramp with him.
– The B Team vs. Heath Slater & Rhyno: Slater and Axel start this one off. Slater is fired up and drops Axel with a series of strikes. Axel comes back with some knee strikes, then Dallas tags in and works over Slater in the corner. Slater fights back with a jawbreaker, then Axel tags in. Axel and Dallas double team Slater with a suplex/neckbreaker for the three count after a short match.
Winners: The B Team
– Slater and Axel have a big celebration after the match, until Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt appear on the big screen to interrupt. They applaud The B Team, but then get serious and tell them “we’re here.” The lights go out, and Matt and Bray appear on the stage. Matt tells The B Team they have done a good job for obsolete mules. They indicate that The B Tema are in line for Tag Team Title shots.
– We see a video package looking back at the history between Seth Rollins and Elias.
– Elias is backstage warming up his guitar, and he says he’s not used to performing in front of a bunch of Arkansas hillbillies.
– Elias comes out to the ring for a song. He talks about his plans to take the Intercontinental Title from Seth Rollins at Money In The Bank, and then he sings a song trashing Rollins and Arkansas. Elias brings out a guitar with the IC Title airbushed on it, and then Rollins comes out to interrupt. Rollins hits the ring and Elias puts the boots to him. Rollins fights up and dumps Elias outside. Elias retreats up the ramp and Rollins gets on the mic. He tells Elias he’s a coward, because Rollins isn’t hard to find, and he can come fight him any time. Rollins picks up Elias’ airbrushed guitar, and says he might auction it off right now to a fan. Rollins threatens to stomp on the guitar, and Elias freaks out. Rollins ends up bouncing off the ropes and stomping through the guitar. Elias is not happy, and he backs up the ramp as Rollins taunts him from the ring.
– Bobby Roode is backstage getting dressed for his match when Kevin Owens interrupts. Owens tries to recruit Roode to help him take out Strowman. Owens tells Roode it’s up to him, and he walks off.
– The Riott Squad is backstage throwing papers and bags of chips around a hallway. They cut some random person’s tie and keep walking.
– Bayley vs. Ruby Riott: Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan are at ringside in Ruby’s corner. The opening bell sounds and Ruby starts off strong with strikes. Ruby drops Bayley with an elbow to the head and pummels on her. Bayley comes back out of the corner with a cross body and she pounds on Ruby. Ruby boots Bayley in the face, but Bayley takes her back down with a Thesz Press and pummels on Ruby. Bayley goes to the middle rope and hits a spinning elbow to the face. Ruby rolls outside for a breather, and Bayley looks for a baseball slide kick but misses. Bayley grabs Ruby and hits a back suplex on the ringside floor, then she rolls back in. Back in the ring, they fight back and forth with strikes until Ruby slams Bayley face-first into the middle rope. They go back and forth until Bayley hits a big shot in the corner and then a running knee to the face. Bayley goes up top for a flying elbow drop, but she misses. Ruby goes for a couple pin attempts, but Bayley fights back with another knee to the face. Liv distracts Bayley on the apron, and Ruby whips Bayley into the ring post and then hits the Riott Kick for the three count.
Winner: Ruby Riott
– After the match, The Riott Squad beats down Bayley and they write on her with black lipstick.
– Natalya and Ronda Rousey hug backstage, and Natalya warns Ronda to be ready for anything with Nia out in the ring tonight.
– We see a promo video for Jeff Hardy vs. Shinsuke Nakamura on SmackDown this week.
– Jonathan Coachman is in the ring to moderate a discussion between Ronda Rousey and Nia Jax. The Coach asks Nia about her feud with Ronda getting personal, and Nia says things have gotten tense and she’s purposely pushed Ronda’s buttons the last few weeks. Nia says Ronda is beautiful, talented, has a big following, and a stellar reputation — she’s still very new in the WWE. She says there are things you can do in WWE that you can’t do in UFC, like headbutts, slaps, strikes to the spine, hair pulling, and head and knee strikes, and “12 and 6” elbows. Ronda says she doesn’t have a game plan, she’s going to improvise, and she’s going to improvise Nia’s arm off. Ronda says she’s confident because she’s earned the right to be. Nia says Ronda’s one match in WWE was very impressive, but it was against Stephanie, who only wrestles part-time. Nia says when she’s done with Ronda, they will be calling Nia the baddest woman on the planet, because Ronda isn’t ready. Ronda gets up and says she has been ready ever since she made the Olympic team at 17, and she talks about some of her MMA accomplishments. She yells that she’s Ronda Rousey and she was born ready. Nia gets up and gets in Ronda’s face as Coach backs off. Nia goes to throw a punch, but Ronda catches it, so Nia headbutts her down. Nia picks her up, but Ronda catches her and goes for an arm bar on Nia. Nia resists but Ronda finally executes the arm bar and Nia immediately taps out. Ronda lets go and Nia rolls outside to recover. The bell rings for some reason, and Ronda puts on her jacket and leaves as Nia recovers on the floor.
– Kurt Hawkins is backstage looking like he’s in deep thought. No Way Jose dances by with his conga line, and Corey Graves announces that Hawkins and Jose are in action next.
– No Way Jose vs. Kurt Hawkins: Hawkins doesn’t come out for his entrance, but then he hits the ring from behind disguised as a conga dancer. He attacks Jose from behind, but Jose drops him and hits his finished for the quick three count.
Winner: No Way Jose
– Jose dances out with his conga line after a short squash match.
– Bobby Roode approaches Finn Balor and asks what he thinks about Kevin Owens’ proposal. They both indicate they don’t trust Owens, and Balor adds that he’s keeping an eye on Roode too.
– Staffers are setting up an “obstacle course” at ringside for Bobby Lashley and Sami Zayn, and then the broadcast team throws us to a Special Olympics video package. We go to commercial.
– Renee Young is on the stage to introduce Sami Zayn, as there appears to be a military boot camp style obstacle course set up from the stage all around the ring. Sami comes out to the ring with a mic, and reiterates that he wonders if Bobby Lashley really was in the military. Sami says the only way Bobby can prove he is a real military man, is if he completes this obstacle course as fast as Sami can. Sami walks through parts of the course and says he is confident Lashley can’t beat him on this course. Lashley comes out to the stage and talks to Renee, and says he’s going to beat Sami’s butt in the course and on Sunday. They flip a coin to see who goes first, and it’s determined Lashley will go through the course first. The timer starts and Lashley starts running through the course. Lashley completes the course in impressive fashion, and then Sami attacks him from behind. Sami beats Lashley down at ringside and boots him in the face. Referees separate them as Sami heads back up the ramp.
– Kevin Owens is backstage with Roode and Balor, trying to convince them to gang up on Strowman. Strowman walks in as they’re talking, and says he has a great idea: Why don’t the three of them team up against him. Strowman laughs and walks off. Their Fatal 4 Way is up next.
– Finn Balor vs. Bobby Roode vs. Kevin Owens vs. Braun Strowman: The opening bell sounds and Strowman starts dropping anyone who comes near him. Strowman tosses all three men across the ring. Owens rolls outside for a breather, and Balor follows, as Strowman stands tall in the ring. Roode, Balor and Owens surround Strowman now and they gang up on him. They all beat on Strowman until Strowman fires up and shoves Owens down, then drops Roode and Balor. Owens retreats from Strowman and rolls outside. Strowman follows him outside, but Roode attacks him from behind, and the 3-on-1 attack on Strowman continues. Strowman shoves them all off and chases Owens up the ramp. Strowman headbutts Owens, then drops Balor and Roode. Strowman throws a ladder down on the stage, and then he chases the announcers away from the broadcast table. Roode and Balor attack Strowman, and they lay him on the table. Owens brings a ladder over and goes up top, and Owens hits a frog splash off the top of the ladder on Strowman through the table. Roode and Balor brawl down to the ring and fight back and forth on the mat. Balor hits an overhead kick on Roode, but Roode fires up and hits a blockbuster off the turnbuckle for a two count. Owens tries to get in the ring but Balor kicks him down, then Roode crotches Balor on the top rope. Roode looks for a superplex, but Owens comes up behind which leads to a powerbomb/superplex combo. Strowman is shown slowly getting to his feet back on the stage. Strowman fights his way to the ring and drops everyone in his sight. Owens runs away and hops the fan barricade, and Strowman chases him into the crowd. Strowman drags Owens back to ringside and drops him on the floor. Strowman runs around ringside and shoulder blocks all three of his opponents down. Strowman takes Owens back in the ring and looks for a running powerslam, but Owens escapes. Strowman hits a shot on Roode in the corner, then he drops Balor. They gang up on Strowman, which leads to Balor hitting the running dropkick on Strowman in the corner. Balor hits the Coup De Grace off the top and pins, but Roode breaks it up. Roode dumps Balor outside, and Roode hits the Glorious DDT on Strowman. Owens runs in and breaks up the pin and throws Roode outside. Owens goes up top and hits the frogsplash off the top for a two count on Strowman. Owens grabs a ladder and goes to attack Strowman, but Strowman stops him and ends up hitting the running powerslam on Owens ontop of the ladder on the mat. Strowman pins and scores the three count.
Winner: Braun Strowman
– Strowman stands tall in the ring after the match. Strowman sells sore ribs as he gets out of the ring and heads to the back as everyone else recovers around ringside and RAW goes off the air.