Monday, August 21, 2017

WWE RAW Results - Aug 21. 2017

Tonight's WWE RAW from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn opens with JoJo introducing the WWE Universal Champion. Brock Lesnar comes out with Paul Heyman to a pop and they are all smiles. Michael Cole welcomes us. He's joined by Corey Graves and WWE Hall of Famer Booker T. They show us highlights from last night's SummerSlam Fatal 4 Way main event.

Paul introduces himself and he says you are not watching a rerun. This is not on time delay. We are live in Brooklyn where he has the honor and privilege of letting the WWE Universe know that your winner in the main event . . . AND STILL reigning and undisputed champion, BROCK LESNAR. Paul says what amazes him after all of these years, he does not make predictions, he delivers spoilers. He tells you what is going to happen in advance. He mentioned the conspiracy against Brock Lesnar and it unfolded before your eyes.

A corporately sanctioned, first degree felonious assault that took Brock Lesnar out of the equation. Just like he told you, except this was so heinous that for the first time in Brock Lesnar's life, he was carted off the battlefield. The battlefield of competition, the battlefield of combat. So the three pretenders to Brock's throne could fight it out in this ring where one of them could sneak away the Universal Champion without pinning or tapping out Brock Lesnar.

So he can come out and complain and kvetch about Brock losing without being pinned. Brock refused medical attention and he came back this aisle to this ring where championships have been designed to be won or lost. Brock came back to conquer or be conquered. The conquering that Brock Lesnar did. In case you did not hear, in a Fatal Four Way on Sunday, August 20, 2017, Brock Lesnar pinned Roman Reigns.

Let's all be on the same page from this day forward. If there is beating to be done, it will be done by Brock Lesnar. If there is victimization to be perpetrated, it will be perpetrated by Brock Lesnar. If there is conquering to do, it can only be done by Brock Lesnar.

Braun Strowman's music plays and he makes his way to the ring.

Lesnar and Braun meet in the middle of the ring. Lesnar says he's looking at the champ. Braun goes for a chokeslam but Lesnar slides out. Lesnar runs into a big boot. Braun scoops Lesnar and nails the running powerslam. Braun stands tall as the crowd goes wild. Lesnar is slow to get up as Braun waits. Braun scoops Lesnar and hits another big powerslam. Braun grabs the WWE Universal Title and raises it in the air as Heyman looks on shocked. Braun makes his exit.

- Still to come, Enzo Amore vs. Big Cass in a Brooklyn Street Fight. We go to commercial.

Enzo Amore vs. Big Cass in a Brooklyn Street Fight

We are back and Enzo does his introduction. Enzo says that Cass is a New Yorker who went to private school and NYU. Enzo says he graduated from the school of hard knocks. Fifteen years ago their friendship started playing basketball. It wasn't about his mouth or Cass' height. It was about being brothers and having each other's back. You sat down at his family's table and broke bread with them. Then you broke their hearts. This is where it ends.

Enzo brings out a shopping cart with weapons. Cass comes up the ramp and Enzo throws things at him but Cass hits Enzo and then he hits Enzo with the shopping cart. Cass sends Enzo into the ringside barrier. Cass sends Enzo into the ring. Cass brings a chair into the ring and gives it to Enzo. Enzo goes for the chair and Cass with a boot to the head. We go to commercial.

We are back and Cass picks up Enzo and sends him into the turnbuckles. We see footage from the commercial when Cass bieled Enzo on the floor. Enzo with a jaw breaker and he crawls for the chair but Cass pulls him out of the way. Cass with an Irish whip and splash into the corner. Enzo with a punch but Cass puts Enzo on the turnbuckles and connects with forearms to the kidneys.

Cass goes for a running boot but Enzo drops down on the apron and Cass goes over the top rope to the floor. Enzo crawls to get the chair and he has it. Cass stomps on the chair and it hurts Enzo's hand. Cass with a slam but he cannot do the leaping elbow drop due to the injury to his knee. Officials check on Cass while the referee tells Enzo that Cass is injured.

Winner: Enzo Amore (by referee stoppage)

After the announcement, Enzo celebrates as his music hits. We get a replay of the potential injury to Cass. Enzo celebrates with some fans at ringside.

Backstage:

Emma and Dana Brooke are in the locker room and Emma is pissed that people are talking about Sasha. Emma says she was put in a bad draw. If she had Dana's route, she would have beaten Sasha last week to face Alexa and win the title. Emma says that Nia is not the sharpest tool in the shed and she is led around by Alexa Bliss. Emma turns around to realize that Nia has been standing there. Nia says that after their match, Give Emma CPR will be trending. We go to commercial.

Nia Jax vs. Emma

Back from the break and out first comes Nia Jax. Emma is out next.

Emma slaps Nia and punches her. Nia with a body block. Nia biels Emma into the corner and hits a splash into the corner. Nia misses a charge into the corner when Emma moves. Emma with a drop kick to the head but Nia stays on her feet. Nia with a Samoan drop for the three count.

Winner: Nia Jax

- Elias walks in the back and he stops to stare at Jimmy Jacobs and Solo Darling who are talking. We go to commercial.

In the Arena:

We are back and Elias is in the ring and he is going to sing for us. Elias says he looked into the solar eclipse and it was all crystal clear. He was going to sing about Brooklyn but most of you are embarrassed to live here. Instead he will sing about his opponent R Truth. Elias asks that you hold your applause until he is done. He starts a spoken word version of What's Up but then he sings his song.

In the middle of the song, Elias stops when the people start clapping.

R Truth vs. Elias

The bell rings and Truth goes to work. Elias fights him off but Truth unloads. Truth catches Elias in a big spinebuster. Elias ends up turning it around with an elbow out of the corner.

Truth goes on and hits the heel kick. Truth backs Elias into the corner and unloads again. Elias with a kick to the gut. Truth keeps coming at him but Elias turns it around and drops Truth for the win.

Winner: Elias

After the match, Elias stands tall and hits the corner as his music plays.

- Still to come, new champions will be here. Also, Kurt Angle has a surprise for the WWE Universe. Back to commercial.

In the Arena:

We go to the ring and out comes RAW General Manager Kurt Angle to a big pop as the "you suck!" chants start up.

Angle says he promised a surprise tonight. Angle asks fans to join him in welcoming John Cena to RAW for the first time in more than a year. Cena's music hits and out he comes as fans sing their own version of this theme song. Cena hits the ring.

Cena takes the mic and says there's a lot of noise in here tonight. Cena takes it all in as fans go wild with dueling chants. Cena says he saw Angle at SummerSlam and Angle asked him if he would like to come to RAW. Cena immediately said yes, not because SmackDown is bad but because for a long time, he's wanted to stand in this ring on Monday Night RAW and be face to face with a certain WWE Superstar. The music interrupts and out comes Roman Reigns to a mixed reaction.

Reigns stops on the stage and stares down at Cena in the ring, then scans the crowd. Reigns marches to the ring now. Cena says this is Mr. Roman Reigns... exactly who he was looking for. Reigns asks if Cena has been looking for him. Reigns says the only time Cena looks for him is when he runs his mouth on Twitter but now that Cena is in his yard, the question is - will Cena run his mouth to Reigns' face? Fans chant for The Undertaker before Cena can respond. Cena says it looks like the RAW audience can hold a grudge. Cena says the problem is, he didn't come to talk. Cena takes off his shirt and gets ready for a fight as fans pop. The music interrupts and out comes WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz with Maryse, Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas.

Reigns and Cena stare at The Miztourage as they enter the ring. Miz says this is what a sold out Barclays Center looks like because he wouldn't know. Miz fumbled the name of the arena but Cena corrects him. Miz says Cena always has to make a joke out of everything. Miz mocks Cena and Reigns, then asks how many moments they get. Fans cheer and Miz thanks them. Miz says he's sick of waiting for his moment while undeserving people like Cena and Reigns get moments every week. Fans cheer and a "yes!" chant starts up. Miz says he's going to take his moment right now and ruin theirs. Miz says Angle seems to think RAW needs an addition - Cena. Fans boo. Miz says Angle thinks RAW needs an addition while the Intercontinental Champion rides the pine at SummerSlam. Miz asks the crowd if RAW needs John Cena and they start a "no!" chant up. Cena says he's a man of the people and will show himself out. Miz stops him and says he wasn't done talking to Cena. Cena smiles. Miz continues ranting, turning his attention to Reigns now. Miz rants on the crowd next. Miz goes on about how he's earned it for 12 years, and he wants to know where his moment is. A "you deserve it!" chant starts up.

Cena says Miz deserves a moment so let's give them one. Cena says if Miz wants to be in the main event, he proposes Miz and any one of his lackeys vs. Cena and Reigns. Cena says that's a moment, that's a main event. Miz says that's not a moment for him, it's a moment for Cena. Miz goes on until the music interrupts and out comes Samoa Joe to a pop. Joe takes the mic and says he has a very strong opinion about this whole situation. Joe says if anyone is going to be Miz's partner, it won't be Axel or Dallas, it's going to be him, whether Miz likes it or not. Fans chant for Joe as he stares down Cena and Reigns. The Miztourage is at ringside now. Joe says he's sick and tired of hearing Reigns come out and talk about how this is his yard. Joe says he owns Reigns one-on-one. A "Roman's b---h" chant starts up. Joe turns his attention to Cena and attacks him, taking the fight to the corner. Joe unloads. Dallas hits the ring but Reigns nails him, the same for Axel. Miz runs in but Reigns decks him and tosses him out onto Axel and Dallas. Joe blocks an Attitude Adjustment and applies the Coquina Clutch. Reigns hits a Superman punch to break it, sending Joe out of the ring. Cena and Reigns stand tall in the ring as a "you both suck" chant breaks out. Reigns and Cena stare each other down as Reigns' music hits. Joe talks trash to both of them as The Miztourage looks on.

- Still to come, the new RAW Tag Team Champions are here. Also, the new RAW Women's Champion. Back to commercial.

Drew Gulak Ariya Daivari, Tony Nese, and Noam Dar vs. Gran Metalik, Rich Swann, Cedric Alexander, and Mustafa Ali

Gulak sends Metalik into the ropes abut Metalik with a slingshot arm drag and a drop kick. Ali and Daivari tag in. Daivari with an elbow and punches in the corner. Daivari misses a splash into teh corner and Ali with a double jump cross body. Ali with a wrist lock and Swann tags in. Daivari with a wrist lock and Swann with an arm drag. Dar doesn't want to tag in but Nese will. Swann with a drop kick and Nese with a running back elbow to stop Swann from going to the floor.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Gulak keeps Swann from making the tag. Drew pulls Swann into the center of the ring. Swann kicks Gulak but Gulak continues to stop Swann. Swann with punches but Gulak holds on to the leg. Swann with a jumping round kick to the temple and both men are down. Nese and Alexander tag in and Alexander with a back elbow and then Alexander knocks everyone off the apron. Alexander with a kick and a cross body into the corner. Alexander with an enzuigiri and a springboard clothesline for a near fall but Gulak breaks up the cover.

Metalik back drops Gulak over the top rope and then he hits a moonsault onto Daivari and Gulak. Nese with a back slide for a near fall but Alexander hits a handspring round kick followed by Lumbar Check for the three count.

Winners: Cedric Alexander, Gran Metalik, Rich Swann, and Mustafa Ali

Backstage:


Neville is in the interview area. He is asked about losing the title last Monday only to win it back last night. Neville asks what were the people expecting? Maybe they were hoping for a change of the guard. Someone charismatic or aethestically pleasing. He talks about Tozawa and his flesh eating parasite of a mentor Titus O'Neil. Titus and Tozawa show up and he calls Neville a gargoyle. He says they have one word for him and Tozawa says rematch. We go to commercial.

- Back from the break and we see more stills from SummerSlam.

Backstage:

Kurt Angle is backstage when Jason Jordan walks in. Jordan says he doesn't want any special treatment but he wants a match tonight. Angle says The Miz is already in a match tonight. Jason wants Finn Balor. Angle asks if Jordan thinks he's ready for that level of competition. Jordan does. Angle makes the match and wishes him good luck.

In the Arena:

We go to the ring and JoJo introduces the new RAW Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose. Out they come to a pop.

Rollins talks about how good it feels to be in the ring right now. They got back together, ran the show and now they are the RAW Tag Team Champions. Ambrose admits it feels good and says he never thought this would happen. Rollins says this feels a little like old times. Rollins says it's time to celebrate and the whole Barclays Center is invited. Ambrose says everyone is invited except Sheamus and Cesaro. He knows they're coming for their rematch but everyone knows how he and Rollins roll - they take on anyone, anywhere. The music hits and out come The Hardys to a pop.

Fans chant "delete!" as Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy head to the ring. Jeff says they don't want to end the party before it gets started, they just want to say congratulations. Jeff says they did it. Matt talks about how it can be a "beeaautiful" thing when brothers get on the same page and fight, which is why they came out to issue a challenge. Rollins asks if they're serious, saying they grew up idolizing The Hardys. An "obsolete" chant starts up. Matt says there's a reason they chant - because they have been revolutionizing the tag team division for years and tonight, they want to do it in Brooklyn. Rollins accepts the challenge and here we go.

Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose vs. The Hardys

A referee runs down and hits the ring for this non-title match. We go back to commercial.

Back from the break and Matt starts off with Ambrose. They go at it until Jeff comes in for a quick double team. Ambrose turns it around and in comes Rollins for a double team. Rollins drops Jeff for a 2 count. We see Cesaro and Sheamus backstage watching the match.

Matt and Jeff with another quick set of tags and a double team. They drive Rollins down hard and Matt covers for a 2 count. Ambrose comes back in and they turn it around with another double team. Ambrose works Matt over but gets kicked. Jeff tags in as does Rollins. Rollins blocks a Twist of Fate. Matt blocks Dirty Deeds. The two teams face off in the middle of the ring before a brawl breaks out. Matt dropkicks Ambrose to the floor. Jeff sends Rollins to the floor. Jeff nails a splash to Rollins on the floor. The Hardys stand tall in the ring as we go back to commercial.

We are back and Jeff with an arm bar but Rollins with an enzuigiri and both men are down. Dean and Matt tag in and Dean with running forearms and a flying clothesline. Dean with a running forearm into the corner but Matt avoids a bulldog. Matt goes over the top rope to the floor. Ambrose misses a pescado. Matt sends Seth over the top rope to the floor. Jeff with Poetry in Motion onto Dean and Seth on the floor.

Jeff sends Dean back into the ring and Jeff with a splash into the corner. Dean with an Irish whip but Jeff with an elbow and he goes up top for Whisper in the Wind but Seth pulls Dean out of the way. Dean gets a near fall. Seth tags in and he connects with an elbow drop. Rollins with a front face lock. Rollins with a suplex and he gets a near fall. Dean tags in and he kicks Jeff in the ribs. Dean sets for a Regal Lock and then he turns it into a front face lock. Jeff with punches followed by a short arm clothesline for a near fall.

Seth tags back in and Rollins with forearms into the corner followed by a snap mare and reverse chin lock. Dean tags back in and kicks Jeff and keeps Jeff from getting to his corner. Dean with punches and Rollins tags in. Jeff with elbows and Jeff hits Whisper in the Wind and all three men are down. Jeff makes the tag to Matt and Matt with a clothesline to Seth and he sends Dean to the floor. Matt sends Seth into all three turnbuckles. Matt with a clothesline into the corner followed by a bulldog for a near fall.

Matt goes to the turnbuckles for an elbow to the back of the head. Matt sets for a Side Effect but Rollins escapes. Dean makes the tag and they hit an Elevated Slingblade for a near fall. All four exchange punches again. Dean sends Matt to the floor. Seth with a knee to Jeff and Dean drop kicks Jeff to the floor. Dean and Seth with suicide dives onto Matt and Jeff. Matt with a Side Effect to Seth on the apron. Dean goes for the double underhook DDT but Matt escapes. Matt blocks the rebound clothesline with a Side Effect for a near fall. Dean puts Matt in the Tree of Woe and then Dean sets for a super double underhook DDT but Matt falls to the mat. Jeff tags in and Matt with a kick and Twist of Fate. Seth with a super kick to Matt and then Jeff sends Seth to the floor.

Dean gets his knees up when Jeff goes for a Swanton. Dean with a kick. Seth tags in and he hits the accordian jumping knee followed by a double underhook DDT for the three count.

Winners: Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins

- We are told that Brock Lesnar will defend the Universal Title against Braun Strowman at No Mercy.

Backstage:

Miz tells Samoa Joe he always knew he was special. He usually has to sweet talk to be added to the Miztourage. As much as you know Roman Reigns, Miz says he knows John Cena. Joe tells Miz to shut up. He tells Bo and Curtis to remain a constant presence on the outside. He tells Miz to do his unorthodox thing in the ring. Joe wants to know if they are clear and they say they understand. We go to commercial.

In the Arena:

Back from the break and JoJo introduces new RAW Women's Champion Sasha Banks. She hits the ring as we see shots from her win over Alexa Bliss at SummerSlam.

Banks says she may be from Boston but she's left her heart in Brooklyn for the past few years. She mentions how everyone is pulling for WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair. Banks says what the world doesn't need is a fake goddess and she proved that there is no goddess in WWE last night, just a boss. Banks says she plans on defending her title the right way. She doesn't need to talk her way out of a match, she doesn't need Nia Jax to interfere on her behalf. Sasha talks about how she has all she needs, the fans, but the music interrupts and out comes Bliss.

Bliss speaks from the stage and brings up how Banks has never successfully defended the title, even though she's a four-time champion. They have word and fans chant "you tapped out" at Bliss. Sasha suggests Bliss use her rematch clause right now. Bliss says that's a thought and maybe she should but she's going to go with no. Fans boo. Bliss says none of these Brooklyn fanboys deserve to see an Alexa Bliss championship celebration. Bliss says she's also not in the mood to break Banks' heart. Bliss says she wants her rematch next week. Bliss talks some more trash to end the segment.

- Still to come, tonight's tag team main event.

Jason Jordan vs. Finn Balor

We go to the ring and out comes Jason Jordan. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and we see more stills from SummerSlam. We go to the ring and out comes Finn Balor. They lock up and go at it. Jordan takes Balor down first and tangles with him on the mat. Jordan with a quick pin attempt. They lock up and trade several holds again. Jordan takes Balor down again and wrestles on the mat some more.

Balor eventually nails a dropkick and shuts Jordan's momentum down. Jordan gets up and stares Balor down. Balor kicks Jordan in the gut and works him over for a pin attempt. Balor keeps Jordan grounded now. Jordan gets up and they run the ropes. Jordan catches Balor in mid-air and slams him hard for a 2 count. Balor clotheslines Jordan to the floor. Balor goes for a kick from the apron but Jordan rolls back into the ring. They size each other up again as we go to commercial.

Back from the break and Balor focuses on the leg, which is bothering Jordan. Jordan turns it around and slams Balor. Jordan keeps control and hits a butterfly suplex. Jordan keeps Balor grounded now. Balor fights up and blocks another butterfly suplex attempt. Balor turns it around again and dropkicks Jordan. Balor unloads with more offense, going from corner to corner.

Balor sends Jordan to the floor and dropkicks him through the ropes. Balor with a big kick to the face from the apron. Balor brings it back into the ring but Jordan counters and tosses him across the ring. Jordan with the running shoulder in the corner. Balor counters a move for a 2 count. Balor eats an uppercut but drops Jordan with an overhead kick. Balor keeps control but Jordan rams him back into the corner. Jordan rams Balor into another corner and goes for the running thrust but Balor kicks him. Balor with a Slingblade. Balor dropkicks Jordan into the corner. Balor goes to the top for a Coup de Grace and he nails it for the pin.

Winner: Finn Balor

- Cole sends us to a preview of the new WWE Studios movie on Bruce Lee, which hits theaters on Friday. Back to commercial.

John Cena and Roman Reigns vs. The Miz and Samoa Joe

Back from the break and out comes WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz with Maryse, Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas. Samoa Joe is out next. John Cena is out first for his team. Graves talks about how this is his first time calling a Cena match. Roman Reigns is out next.

Back from another break and Cena starts with Miz. Cena immediately hits a running bulldog. Miz tags Joe in. The beach ball returns and distracts everyone for a minute. Cena turns around to Joe dropping him. Joe goes to work on Cena and unloads in the corner. Miz tags back in and keeps Cena down. Miz with a running boot to the face. Miz has words with Reigns while Cena recovers on the mat. Miz with another running boot to the face. Fans do the wave in the crowd and it distracts Miz. Cena finally turns it around and plays along with the wave in the crowd. Miz takes advantage and apparently drops Cena for a 2 count as my Sling feed is having difficulties. Joe comes back in and takes over on Cena.

Joe works Cena over in their corner before Miz tags back in. Miz takes his time and drops Cena again for a 2 count. Miz wastes time and talks trash to the crowd. Miz charges in the corner but gets hung up when Cena moves out of the way. Reigns reaches for a tag and Cena finally makes it. Reigns comes in as does Joe.

Reigns unloads on Joe, then knocks Miz off the apron. Reigns with big shots to Joe in the corner. Reigns floors Joe with a big boot. Reigns calls for a Superman punch but Joe side-steps and nails the Uranage for a 2 count. Joe stomps on Reigns and in comes Miz. Miz chokes Reigns on the middle rope and tosses him out to the floor. Dallas runs over and clotheslines Reigns on the floor. Miz brings it back in for a 2 count on Reigns.

Miz with the "yes!" kicks to Reigns now. Reigns ducks the roundhouse and rolls Miz up for a 2 count. Reigns powers up and hits a one-armed powerbomb. Reigns and Miz are both down in the middle of the ring now. Joe tags in and drops an elbow, stopping Reign from tagging. Joe stomps on Reigns now and keeps him grounded. Reigns gets up and fights Joe back but Joe floors him for another 2 count. Miz comes back in and keeps up the attack on Reigns, talking trash to him. Miz turns and taunts Cena while Reigns recovers. Miz sends Reigns to the floor. Reigns ducks a clothesline from Bo and hits a Drive By on Axel. Reigns with a Superman punch. Reigns pulls the top rope down, causing Miz to hit the floor as well.

Reigns finally tags in Cena. Cena unloads on Miz as he comes back in. Cena calls for the Five Knuckle Shuffle but Miz rolls to safety as Joe comes in. Joe faces off with Cena. Joe ducks a swing and applies the Coquina Clutch. Reigns accidentally hits Cena with a Superman punch. Joe sends Reigns out but runs the ropes and runs into a right hand from Reigns. Joe falls to the floor with Reigns. Cena is still down from the Reigns punch. Miz sees this and readies for the Skull Crushing Finale. Cena slowly gets up as Miz waits. Cena blocks the Skull Crushing Finale and scoops Miz for an Attitude Adjustment. Cena covers for the pin.

Winners: John Cena and Roman Reigns

After the match, Cena stands tall as his music hits and Reigns returns to the ring. The referee raises their arms in the middle of the ring. Reigns looks at Cena, who is still clutching his jaw from the Superman punch. Reigns says that was his bad. We go to replays. Cena and Reigns continue staring each other down and mouthing words to each other as RAW goes off the air.



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