WWE Raw: Results, Highlights, Analysis, and Grades for May 14

Joann Johnston
May 16, 2018

- WWE Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins retained over Kevin Owens in an wonderful match that went 20 minutes or so.

Oh, and there will also be a huge match that the wrestling fans will love as Kevin Owens has answered Seth Rollins' open challenge for the Intercontinental Title.

- This week's RAW saw Bobby Roode defeat Baron Corbin and No Way Jose to qualify for the men's Money In the Bank Ladder Match next month. With consecutive failures under his non-belt, it might be time for a new challenger to take on the Beast Incarnate as RAW general manager Kurt Angle informed the big dog that higher powers in the WWE had officially barred Reigns from taking part in any qualification match to become the number one contender.

- Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre defeated Finn Balor and Braun Strowman.

And Roman Reigns will be there.

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Rousey, who signed with WWE after making an appearance at the Royal Rumble in January, made her in-ring debut at Wrestlemania when she and Kurt Angle took on Triple H and Stephanie McMahon in a mixed-tag match. Angle grabs a microphone and he tells Reigns that Mahal won't be coming out, Angle then says he got a call over the weekend and he was reminded of a few things. No, seriously: according to WWE's preview of the show, there's more MITB qualifiers, plus another Intercontinental Championship match. No longer the Miztourage and now calling themselves the B-Team, Dallas and Axel managed to defeat Breezango in the ring and start a journey towards eventually facing Bray Wyatt and Woken Matt Hardy for their tag team gold.

Each time the event is held, fans want to know which superstars will walk away with the coveted briefcase that entitles them to a world championship match at any time of their choosing within one calendar year. Unless WWE plan to turn Bobby Lashley heel soon, then they may just come to regret that awkward sit down interview with Renee Young last week.

We cut backstage and see Roman Reigns beating up Jinder Mahal again.

- Kevin Owens is revealed as the replacement for Jinder Mahal in the main event due to Roman Reigns injuring Jinder. The Miz vs. Rusev vs. 4 TBD: Both Strowman and Balor qualified for the bout on the Raw after Backlash. Elias performed before the match. Owens went on to hit the Frogsplash on Elias for the win.

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