Raw Recap: July 17, 2017
S2017 episode 1260 Aired on July 17, 2017

Don’t let last week’s unexpected rescue fool you: Dean Ambrose still isn’t down for a mini-Shield reunion with Seth Rollins.

Even after rescuing The Kingslayer from The Miz & The Miztourage last week, The Lunatic Fringe assured his former "brother" that Rollins was simply in the vicinity of his intended target — Miz himself — and his distrust of the former Authority man hasn’t dimmed one bit since Rollins disintegrated The Hounds of Justice three years ago.

Looking to finally put the past in the past, The Architect offered an unprecedented apology to Ambrose and even a free crack with a steel chair, but The Lunatic Fringe couldn’t bring himself to carry out the attack, opting instead to toss his chair from the ring. Miz and The Miztourage had no such qualms, however, surrounding the ring and picking Rollins and Ambrose apart with steel chairs of their own. The numbers game strikes again, but as it turns out, Ambrose and Rollins are OK with that.

When Raw General Manager Kurt Angle offered them a match against any two Miztourage members next week, Ambrose suggested a 2-on-3 Handicap Match against all of them instead. A full-on reunion might not be in the cards, but maybe, just maybe, these two old rivals can make the WWE Universe believe again all the same.

For weeks, Raw General Manager Kurt Angle has been consumed by a mysterious personal matter that he believed was a threat to destroy both his career and his family. On Raw, however, an emotional Angle revealed that he had the complete support of both his family and WWE in finally revealing his secret.

And that secret was that Angle’s former college girlfriend had, unbeknownst to him, given birth to a son who had been put up for closed adoption, raised with “American values” and even followed through on his dream of becoming a WWE Superstar: Jason Jordan of former SmackDown Tag Team Champions American Alpha.

Having been formally introduced by Angle as the newest member of Raw, Jordan came down to the ring and shared an emotional embrace with The Olympic Hero as father and son.

Going into Raw, Roman Reigns and Samoa Joe were set to battle for the ultimate opportunity: The chance to challenge Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship at SummerSlam. Coming out of Raw, a certain Superstar made sure the answer wasn’t quite so simple.

The Big Dog and The Samoan Submission Machine pushed each other to the limit and then some in their main-event clash, but moments after Reigns landed a very close two-count on Joe, Braun Strowman stormed into the arena and attacked both heavyweights, instigating a brawl that led the ref to throw out the match.

A combination of a Coquina Clutch and a Superman Punch finally brought The Monster Among Men to his knees — for all of two seconds.

Strowman flattened both men with ring-shaking Running Powerslams (Reigns caught two) and scared off the small army of security sent to stop him. As to who Lesnar's challenger is, Raw General Manager Kurt Angle promised an answer next week in his exclusive post-Raw interview on WWE Network. Either way, it's clearly too soon to be thinking about a SummerSlam title opportunity when Braun Strowman isn’t finished with you.

In other action … Gentleman Jack Gallagher & Mustafa Ali def. The Brian Kendrick & Drew Gulak … Big Cass confronted Enzo Amore … Ariya Daivari def. Akira Tozawa via Match Stoppage … and The Revival def. The Hardy Boyz.

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