Brock Lesnar beats Samoa Joe to retain the Universal Championship

WWE's positive ratings pattern continues with this week's Raw

The commentary team also seemed pretty stunned by what Roman did, describing him as having lost it. Though Nia Jax showed her dominance in the Gauntlet Match by running through four RAW Superstars back-to-back, it would be the crafty and pugnacious Sasha Banks who would break Nia down and make the dominant Superstar tap out to the Bank Statement to earn "The Boss" a RAW Women's Title match at Great Balls of Fire. Wyatt is going to lose and will fall further into obscurity. He kept his title with a low blow, continuing to dominate the division as one of WWE's best heels.

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.

At one point in the match, it seemed like Lesnar was going to pass out. We've known about that since last March.

Cesaro + Sheamus (c) vs. Alexa got intentionally counted out to keep the title. The post match made Reigns look sadistic. The champ might move on to another feud for SummerSlam, but most fans would be fine with a rematch.

The challenger got a modicum of revenge by attacking Bliss after the bell but she won't be happy until she gets that title around her waist.

The work of both men ranged from competent to outright weird, which was further hurt by Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas being around. Both of them have been protected well so it's hard to predict a victor here. That doesn't mean this was no fun, it's just that we learned zilch from it other than that maybe this is the end of this feud.

To say Great Balls of Fire last night was chaotic is an understatement.

At Great Balls of Fire, Roman Reigns battled Braun Strowman in an Ambulance Match, but Roman was unable to secure a victory after Braun locked him inside the ambulance.

Take the power displayed by Strowman against Apollo Crews on the RAW go-home show before the PPV.

Then, well, things got weird.

Fans have been waiting for Reigns to turn heel and this might just be it because as this is something uncharacteristic for Roman Reigns. He ended the Undertaker's Wrestlemania streak because he was the "real" athlete that could do what sport entertainers couldn't in the past. It's no secret that Brock sells for those he respects - or can be bothered to sell for - and in a matter of seconds he made Joe look a million bucks. Despite looking banged up and stumbling multiple times, Strowman walked away from the entire ordeal, but that doesn't change the simple fact: Reigns tried to kill his opposition.

This was short, but equal parts violent and sweet.

Joe came out on fire Sunday, though it was Lesnar who left with the red belt.

Really good match with a cheap finish.

Brock Lesnar is still the champion and will disappear back to his farm until management wants to peak interest for another pay-per-view event, which most speculate will be Summer Slam. Names such as Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins would not do much to up his stock.



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