Neville vs. Akira Tozawa for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship: The in-ring work was Hit worthy, but the involvement of Titus O'Neil in this program continues to make it feel bush league. The Tozawa ascent was done very well and these two put on a very entertaining match, even if the finish was a little off.
Who will win a "Mizzie" on Raw? . There are eight matches on the card, one of which will take place on the Kickoff Show.
Cesaro + Sheamus (c) vs.
Sheamus-Cesaro beat The Hardy Boyz: In the Ironman match for Tag team title, it was an exciting 30 minutes as the veterans came back strongly, only to be denied by the newer, younger team the title again. There will also be an update on Braun Strowman's status on RAW.
Brock Lesnar will defend his Universal Championship title against Samoa Joe. For perhaps the first time in a while, Lesnar's opponent appeared to be on the same level as him as Joe pummeled him and went for the Coquina Clutch numerous times.
What we learned: Enzo stands no chance of getting revenge on Cass by himself, but maybe he can have someone fight in his stead at SummerSlam. Samoa Joe has looked strong since the shocking victory, attacking Paul Heyman and almost causing Brock Lesnar to pass out after he applied the Coquina Clutch. Sure, there could have been more meat on the bones of that tussle with Samoa Joe, and maybe he deserved a better rub. Can "The Lunatic Fringe" take back the prestigious championship or will The Miz find a way to hang onto the Intercontinental Title? Miz was clever in his approach during the contest as he attacked Ambrose's knee and weakened him.
It's why, despite not really being a bad guy, the crowd as reacted in such a way that has made a more heelish character like Strowman get over as a face in their feud.
Who will step up to challenge the Iron Men?
Neville has been champion since January and there is no reason for that reign to end here.
Before the bell even sounded to begin the match, Samoa Joa attached Brock Lesnar from behind and quickly forced the action outside of the ring.
He has feuded with Strowman on and off since the start of 2017 and he has won and lost against him.
Following the sheer brutality and crimes of Roman Reigns, we got this match before the Universal Championship bout. It might have even been Alexa's best match since joining the main roster, and she left the PPV with more heat than she already had. The Ambulance Match will include matches between Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman, Seth Rollins and Bray Wyatt, and surprisingly Enzo Amore and Big Cass.
Bray Wyatt def. Seth Rollins by pin following Sister Abigail after a thumb to the eye.
No championships changed hands at Great Balls of Fire, and the villains, by and large, won across the board. Bliss ran away with the title in between the match and the Boss is bound to make a demand for a title rematch.
Alright, so here's the other bit of negativity from the night: this match probably didn't need to be 30 minutes long. A match between the two was announced shortly after that. The WWE's latest pay per view kicked off last night from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.