WWE Raw Results: Highlights, Analysis, and Grades for May 8

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Rather than just stick to Ambrose running the show, which could have been a great way to shake up the predictable structure, Raw ends up muddying the waters with Miz's inclusion as Co-GM. With the Miz of course, as having Dean Ambrose as the only general manager was a bit too unpredictable as Stephanie McMahon explained.

The Miz vs. Finn Balor is next with Miz's IC Title shot on the line. As if to underscore that point the show opens with Dean Ambrose receiving a call from Kurt Angle where, because the Olympian won't be there, Ambrose is given the role as acting GM for the evening. Nia Jax provided a distraction and after the match Jax attacked James while Bayley chased off Bliss.

- Alexa Bliss defeated Mickie James in a non-title match.

Despite Roman Reigns" best efforts, he failed to put Braun Strowman away at "Payback'.

Tag Team Turmoil: Sheasaro def. Enzo & Cass, Heath Slater & Rhyno and The Golden Truth to win the whole thing and become the #1 contenders. If the creative team sees no sense in the Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman push, plan B would bring in either Finn Balor or Roman Reigns.

Five elite Team Red tandems battle for the right to challenge Raw Tag Team Champions The Hardy Boyz.

It's his day - Vettel congratulates Bottas despite Massa frustration
Thanks to his consistently strong performance, Vettel's lead has grown in the 2017 Drivers' Championship. The two drivers were out of the race, as was Fernando Alonso, whose bad season with McLaren continued.

- Samoa Joe faces Seth Rollins and Rollins wins by DQ after Joe destroys him.

The damage done, Samoa Joe kept on brutalising Rollins and earned himself a disqualification, carrying on the attack and leaving the architect a mess in the middle of the ring.

TJP def. Jack Gallagher.

TJ defeated Jack. Even after the match, TJP continued to attack Gallagher, but Austin Aries came out and saved him. Balor controls most of the match after they got going.

- Miz is on commentary for Ambrose vs Wyatt.

WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville is out for commentary. Miz feels like a guy who can get it done no matter what, and now Ambrose has all the motivation he needs to kick Miz's teeth in.

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