8 Takeaways From WWE RAW (6/18)

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The June 18th, 2018 episode of WWE RAW aired live from the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI. It was the first episode of RAW following WWE Money in the Bank 2018. During the show, The B-Team cut a promo on RAW Tag Team Champions Bray Wyatt and Matt Hardy. You can check that out in the video below.

Here are 8 takeaways from this week’s show:

8Ronda Rousey Was Suspended For Beating Up Everyone

This week’s episode of RAW kicked off with GM Kurt Angle in the ring with the RAW Women’s Championship and the MITB briefcase set up on a table. Angle welcomed new RAW Women’s Champion Alexa down to the ring. Bliss won the women’s MITB Ladder Match and cashed in later on during the night.

Bliss raised the title in the ring as Kurt Angle announced that Nia Jax has demanded her rematch against Bliss at Extreme Rules. Angle noted that Jax was currently in physical therapy in Alabama. Alexa thanked the crowd for the opportunity to rub it all of their faces.

Alexa called Nia Jax and Ronda Rousey bullies and added that she shocked the world last night. Bliss stated that everything will be about her going forward because she is the only woman that actually matters. Bliss referred to herself as the goddess and raised the title.

Ronda Rousey interrupted and marched down to the ring. RAW GM Kurt Angle stood in front of Rousey and prevented her from getting to Bliss. The crowd chanted “let them fight!” as Bliss bragged about beating up Ronda with the MITB briefcase.

Alexa said that Rousey doesn’t understand the difference between WWE and UFC and that what she did last night was perfectly legal. Bliss bragged about ruining Ronda’s moment last night because she was just seconds away from beating Nia Jax. Bliss bragged about all the media coverage she got last night and accused Rousey of being jealous.

Bliss then called Rousey irrelevant and called Ronda an overhyped rookie. Rousey attacked Bliss and Angle tried to drag her away. Ronda wasn’t having it and planted Angle with a Judo Throw. Rousey beat the hell out Bliss with the briefcase and then started hitting Angle with the case.

WWE officials then rushed to the ring and Rousey beat the hell out of them too. Rousey then lifted Bliss onto her shoulders and slammed her through the table. Ronda exited the ring as the commentators said that Ronda will have to face repercussions for her actions. Angle started shouting at Ronda at the top of the entrance ramp but Rousey ignored him and walked away. Ronda and Angle then had a conversation backstage. Angle told Rousey that she was suspended for 30 days and told her to leave.

Ronda was then briefly interviewed backstage by Renee Young. Rousey warned Alexa Bliss that she was coming for her after her 30-day suspension was over.

Opinion: This was very entertaining and the crowd absolutely loved it. However, it is a bit of a bummer that Rousey won’t be around for 30 days because she has all the momentum in the world right now. I don’t have any interest in another match between Nia Jax and Alexa Bliss, which has already been announced for Extreme Rules next month.