Having him go mostly undefeated up until this point was certainly a wise decision on WWE's part, but the real work has only just begun in setting up Joe as an equal to Lesnar in time for the pending pay-per-view.
- Below is video of Mike Rome talking to Samoa Joe before his face off with WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar on tonight's RAW. Joe was not going to hang around and he made his way to the ring and confronted Lesnar.
There is little chance that Brock Lesnar and Samoa Joe get too physical on tonight's episode of Monday Night Raw because the WWE will want to save that for Great Balls of Fire. The RAW locker room then cleared and tried to separate the two.
The Lunatic Fringe tries to change Elias Samson's tune.
The bear turned out to be none other than Dean Ambrose who connected with the Dirty Deeds to The Miz. Elias capitalized with a knee to a swinging neck-breaker for the victory. While SmackDown Live utilizes its entire Women's Division nearly always, Raw tends to fall into the cycle of only focusing on the championship scene.
Cedric hit his Lungblower to get the pinfall, hopefully moving on to the rest of WWE's Cruiserweight division. Sasha Banks, Mickie James, and Dana Brooke took on the returning Emma, Nia Jax and WWE RAW Women's Champion Alexa Bliss in a Six Woman Tag Team match. Sasha got the win for her team with the Bank Statement submission. The Hardy Boyz by Sheamus (c) pinning Jeff Hardy following the Brogue Kick out of mid-air to score the first fall (1-0).
The main event featured a 2 out of 3 falls match between The Hardy Boyz and Sheamus-Cesaro.
We might all be done with the nostalgia act which is The Hardys but there is no doubt that we are seeing the last good matches left in them upon which, a good number was already spent on battling Sheamus and Cesaro.