Monday, September 26, 2016


WWE RAW Opener:

We are in Cincinnati, Ohio and your announcers are Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, and Corey Graves. Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring for the first match of the night against Rusev. Rusev and Lana wait in the ring.

United States Championship
Rusev vs. Roman Reigns

They go for a Greco Roman Knuckle Lock into a front face lock for Rusev. Rusev takes Roman down and holds on to the front face lock. Roman with an escape and hammer lock. Rusev tries to grab the hair to get out of the hold. Roman with a shoulder tackle or two. Roman with a side head lock take down. Rusev with a head scissors and Roman tries to escape but Rusev adds more pressure to the hold. Roman is able to escape but Rusev takes Roman down to the mat again and Rusev with a waist lock. Roman with an arm drag take down into a side head lock but Rusev with a belly-to-back suplex and Rusev follows with a forearm to the lower back and a kick.

Rusev with a suplex and he gets a near fall. Rusev with a forearm to the lower back as Roman comes off the ropes. Rusev with a second forearm to teh back. Rusev goes for a third one, but Roman with an uppercut and he follows with a second uppercut. Rusev sends Roman into the corner but he misses a splash and Roman with Neverending Story. Roman with a rollup into a one arm power bomb attempt but Roman's back gives out. Rusev with a Fallaway slam and Roman rolls to the floor as we go to commercial.

We are back and Rusev is in control with Roman down on the mat. Rusev with a punch to keep Roman down on the mat. Rusev with a bear hug. Roman tries to break the bear hug by pulling the hands apart and he succeeds. Roman with punches. Rusev with a drop kick. Rusev with a gutwrench suplex for a near fall. Rusev sets for another gutwrench suplex and he hits it and gets another near fall. Rusev with punches to the head.

Rusev with a kick to the ribs and then he puts Reigns against the ropes and hits a running splash to the back but he can only get a near fall. Rusev returns to the waist lock as he keeps Reigns on the mat. Reigns with elbows and a punch but Rusev with an Irish whip. Reigns with a clothesline out of the corner and both men are down. Reigns with punches and two clotheslines. Reigns with a flying clothesline and then he hits a clothesline in the corner followed by a boot to the head. Reigns sets for the Superman punch. Rusev catches Reigns when he goes for the Superman punch and both men go over the top rope to the floor. We go to commercial.

We are back and Rusev gets a near fall. We see footage from the commercial break when Reigns was run into the ring post. Rusev puts Reigns on the turnbuckles as we return to live action. Rusev with a punch and he climbs the turnbuckles for a superplex. Reigns blocks the superplex attempt and Reigns with punches to knock Rusev off the turnbuckles. Reigns with a clothesline off the turnbuckles and both men are down. Rusev gets a boot up when Reigns charges but Reigns with a Samoan Drop for a near fall.

Reigns sets for a power bomb but he struggles to get Rusev up due to his back injury and Rusev blocking the move. Reigns and Rusev with punches and Rusev with a jumping spin kick and he gets a near fall. Rusev with two diving head butts and he gets a near fall.

Rusev goes up top and Reigns punches Rusev off the turnbuckles. Reigns kicks Rusev into the ringside barrier and sends him back into the ring. Rusev with a round kick to the temple and he gets a near fall. Rusev does the pre-Accolade stomp and then he goes for the jumping kick but misses. Rusev avoids a Superman punch. Reigns with a punch and Rusev with a jumping thrust kick and he gets a near fall.

Rusev announces it is time for MATCHKA and he stomps on the back. He goes for a second stomp but Reigns rolls over and blocks it. Reigns with a Superman punch for a near fall. Reigns sets for the Spear but Lana gets on the apron. Reigns blocks a thrust kick and he punches Rusev. Rusev goes to the floor and Reigns with a Juggernaut Broad Jump Drop Kick and a punch. Rusev it sent into the ring steps and he punches Rusev over the ringside barrier into the crowd.

They fight into the crowd and the referee calls for the bell.

Double Count Out

After the match, they continue to battle and Reigns is sent over the ringside barrier into the ringside area. Rusev sends Reigns into the ringside barrier and apron. Reigns Irish whips Rusev into the ringside barrier and then Reigns sets for a Superman punch off the ring steps but Rusev hits Reigns in the ribs with a chair and then he hits Reigns in the back with the chair.

They return to the ring and Rusev slams the chair into the mat as he prepares to use it but Reigns with a spear.

Reigns picks up the title belt and then he picks up the chair and stands over Rusev. Rusev puts the chair down and sits down in front of Rusev. Reigns then hits Rusev in the back with the chair as Rusev retreats to the floor with Lana. Reigns stands tall with the title again.

- Still to come, WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day defend against Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson in another Clash of Champions rematch. We go to Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Byron Saxton. They plug the new WWE 2K17 video game and lead us to the new cinematic trailer.

- We see Mick Foley walking backstage. He's headed out to address Sheamus vs. Cesaro. Back to commercial.

In the Arena:

We are back and Mick Foley is in the ring. Mick mentions that last night at Clash of Champions, Sheamus and Cesaro culminated their Best of Seven Series, but it was stopped due to a medical stoppage. It ended up as a draw. Mick says he wants Sheamus and Cesaro to come to the ring.

Sheamus interrupts Mick and says there should be no discussion. Sheamus says Mick said the person who was more physically dominant would get a championship opportunity.

Cesaro says that is why he is here. Sheamus says last night they beat the hell out of each other. Sheamus reminds Mick of what he said. If that isn't him, he has no idea what series Mick was watching.

Cesaro says he was in the ring ready to fight while Sheamus was scurried away. Sheamus says he was carried to the back when he wanted to go back into the ring. He says he proved he was tougher than anybody. Sheamus and Cesaro argue and Sheamus says he is better than Cesaro and he is done with him.

Foley says Sheamus is right. He says Cesaro is right. You both proved you can be physically dominant. Foley cannot say that one was the winner and one with the loser. Mick says he has been thinking long and hard. He will give them both championship opportunities. They will be sharing the same championship opportunity. They will be contending for the tag titles.

Cesaro says he is not sharing the ring with Sheamus. Foley says you don't have to like it but you will be facing the winner of the Tag Title Match.

WWE Tag Team Title Match: Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson vs. The New Day

WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day make their way out. Sheamus and Cesaro aren't happy as Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson make their way out for this Clash rematch. We go to commercial.

The match is joined in progress and Kofi with a drop kick to Anderson and then he hits a drop kick to stop Gallows on the floor. Anderson misses a pescado when Kofi moves. Kofi with a thrust kick and then he kicks Anderson while Woods plays along. Big E tags in and kicks Anderson. Kofi tags back in. Gallows pulls Big E off the apron and kicks Big E. Kofi is sent to the floor by Anderson. The referee deals with Anderson and Gallows clotheslines Kofi. Anderson goes to the floor and he waits for Kofi to get up and Anderson hits a running boot.

Anderson gets a near fall. Gallows tags in and Kofi with elbows but Gallows with an uppercut and forearms. Gallows with an uppercut and he runs into a boot from Kofi. Gallows keeps Kofi from making the tag and then Kofi with a springboard move but Gallows grabs Kofi by the throat and hits a choke slam for a near fall. We go to commercial.

We are back and Kofi tries to make the tag by going through Anderson's leg but Karl stops him. Karl catches Kofi and hits a running sit out power bomb for a near fall. Gallows tags in and he sends Kofi into the corner and connects with an uppercut and a kick to the head. Gallows goes to the turnbuckles and Kofi gets his boots up. Anderson tags in and misses a leaping knee drop. Big E tags in and hits two overhead belly-to-belly suplexes. Big E avoids a clothesline and hits a belly-to-belly suplex. Big E knocks Gallows off the apron and Kofi wtih a splash off the steps. Anderson with a rollup for a near fall. Anderson sends Big E into the ring post and then Anderson with a flying boot for a near fall.

Big E sends Anderson to the apron and then Big E spears Anderson off the apron to the floor. Big E sends Anderson back in and he tags in Kofi. Big E gets Anderson up and then hit the Midnight Hour but Gallows breaks up the cover. Kofi with a knee to Gallows. Kofi sets for Trouble in Paradise but Anderson rolls to the apron and goes to the floor. Kofi tags in and Gallows trips Kofi and pulls him to the floor and sends him into the ring steps. Anderson kicks Big E in the back of the leg.

Anderson goes to the trunbuckles and hits a neck breaker. Gallows tags in and they set for Magic Killer and hit it and Kofi breaks up the cover. Kofi is sent to the floor and Gallows kicks Woods. Anderson tags back in and Kofi tags in and Kofi is caught off the ropes and hits a package stunner on Anderson. Gallows is sent to the floor. Kofi with Trouble in Paradise for the three count.

Winners: The New Day

- We take a look back at photos of the main event from Clash of Champions.

- We see Stephanie being interviewed by Tom Phillips after Clash of Champions and we see her getting picked up by her Husband and they drive away.

- We see Seth Rollins' injury from Clash of Champions and we are told that Seth is not medically cleared to compete on Raw. Back to commercial.


We are back and Sheamus and Cesaro are arguing in the locker room and Mick Foley enters. Sheamus says Mick can change his mind and Cesaro says the same thing.

Mick says that him, Arn Anderson, and Michael Hayes were watching the match. They proved everyone wrong and proved him right. They stole the show last night. Seven matches was not enough. If he puts them out for an eighth match, he could lose one of them. He says they are two of the toughest superstars he has ever seen. If you are put together, you could change the face of tag team wrestling. You put two people together who don't like each other and you can create magic. He tells them to show the WWE Universe what he knows... that you guys are amazing.

Bayley vs. Anna Fields

Anna goes after Bayley when the bell rings and she chokes Bayley in the ropes. Anna chokes Bayley in the ropes. Bayley with a kick but Anna with forearms in the corner. Anna chokes Bayley in the corner. Anna gets a near fall. Anna with a reverse chin lock. Bayley sends Anna into the turnbuckles and then Bayley sends Anna to the mat and Bayley with a corkscrew elbow to the back and a sliding D. Bayley with an elbow into the corner and then she hits the belly-to-belly suplex for the three count.

Winner: Bayley

After the match, Tom PHillips interviews Bayley and asks her about her loss at Clash of Champions. Bayley says Sasha and Charlotte proved they are the top two in the industry. The triple threat was not the last time they would see her. She says she feels the WWE Universe and her are on this journey together and she is just getting started. She won't stop until she is hugging that WWE Women's Championship.


Stephanie McMahon is in her office and Mick Foley enters. Mick says he looks like a fool because he believed her. After last night, he steps away for a few minutes and then all of a sudden, the bottom falls out of the main event. The referee goes down and Chris Jericho interferes but then you pull out a referee who will make the three count. Then he talks about Stephanie being picked up by her husband.

Stephanie says she was telling her husband that things went great on the pay per view because he could not see it. She asks who is responsible for the integrity of the main event. Is it her? No, it is Mick's job. She says she did not hire Mick for his medical expertise. They have the greatest doctors. She tells him to think with his head, not his heart. She wants to know what Mick has to say for himself.

Mick says he was out of line. He says he would like to remain General Manager. Stephanie tells Mick he needs to prove that he is worthy of that job. Seth has bought into that conspiracy BS. Stephanie tells Mick that Seth will go after Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho. She tells Mick to do his job. We go to commercial.

- We are back and Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann talk about teaming up tonight. Swann says they will party all night long. Cedric tells Swann not to underestimate their opponents. Swann says they are not underestimating their opponents.

- We get a video package for Drew Gulak and Lince Dorado. Lince says he is a hybrid luchador. He will go toe to toe with his opponent regardless of their style.

Lince Dorado and Drew Gulak vs. Rich Swann and Cedric Alexander

Swann and Dorado start things off and Dorado sends Swann to the mat. Dorado flips over Swann and hits a head scissors but Swann lands on his feet. Swann with a head scissors and Dorado lands on his feet. Swann and Dorado with arm drags and then they both go for drop kicks at the same time. Dorado with a modified gourdbuster but Alexander kicks Dorado and Gulak is sent to the floor. Swann with a forearm to Dorado's back and then Swann is sent over the top rope onto Gulak and Alexander. Dorado goes to the turnbuckles and he hits a moonsault onto all three men and we go to commercial.

We are back and Gulak with a chin lock on Swann. Gulak backs Swann into the corner and he tags in Dorado. Dorado with a snap mare and drop kick to the back of the head for a near fall. Dorado with a chop to Swann followed by an Irish whip. Dorado with a kick but he misses a drop kick into the corner when Swann moves. Dorado grabs Swann but Swann kicks Dorado away and Alexander and Gulak tag in. Alexander with a handspring round kick and then he hits a running round kick into the corner. Alexander goes to the apron and he hits a springboard clothesline for a near fall.

Dorado chops Swann but Alexander with a Lumbar Check to Dorado. Gulak with a Saito Suplex to Alexander and Swann tags in. Gulak with a sunset flip. Swann with a round kick and bridge for the three count.

Winners: Rich Swann and Cedric Alexander

- Sheamus and Cesaro walk in the back as we go to commercial.

Cesaro and Sheamus vs. Nick Cutler and Willis Williams

Back from the break and out comes Cesaro. He begins ripping off his suit when Sheamus' music interrupts and out he comes. The tension continues as they head to the ring. Local wrestlers Nick Cutler and Willis Williams wait in the ring.

Cesaro starts off with Nick and shows off with a suplex, pointing to Sheamus. Cesaro goes to tag Sheamus but Sheamus drops off the apron and laughs. Cesaro slams Cutler. Cesaro tags Sheamus in when he's not paying attention. Sheamus tosses Cutler to the apron and beats on him with forearms. Cesaro applauds. Sheamus brings Cutler back in but in comes Willis with offense on Sheamus until Sheamus floors him. Cesaro tags back in and they have words. Cesaro goes at it with Willis while fans chant for the jobbers.

Cutler tags back in for some double teaming. He focuses on Cesaro's shoulder. Cesaro comes back and looks to put Cutler away but has to one-up with Sheamus again. Cesaro finally covers one of the jobbers for the win.

Winners: Cesaro and Sheamus

- After the bell, Sheamus comes in to stand tall by himself and Cesaro rolls his eyes. They both take turns playing to the crowd before meeting in the middle of the ring to argue.

- Still to come, the RAW debut of Cruiserweight Champion TJ Perkins. Cole leads us to a video package on Perkins.


Tom Phillips is with TJ Perkins in the interview area. Tom congratulates TJ on his victory last night and asks him about his Raw debut. TJ says this is a dream he has had since 1998. He did not think he would get here, but now he will be competing on Raw. He says he never thought he would see... that.

Brian Kendrick shows up and he says he is here to find out if it feels good to have your dream come true? Does it feel good to deprive him of what is his? The title was to resurrect him. He says TJ owes him the title and he owes him for his career. TJ says he owes Brian for that head butt. Brian tells TJ to soak up that spotlight. He says the next time they meet will be the end of your dream.

- Charlotte and Dana Brooke walk in the back as we go to commercial.

In the Arena:

We are back and Charlotte makes her way to the ring with Dana Brooke.

Charlotte says Clash of Champions was her night. She successfully defended the Women's title and she showed why she is the queen of the women's division. She defied the odds and beat two of the greatest females in the ring. That is the difference between her and Bayley and her and Sasha. She walks the walk and talks the talk. You hear this because every month they bring out the woman who people say will be the one to finally beat Charlotte. She says she disappoints everyone because you will learn that she is not the Huggable Bayley or the Internet Darling Sasha Banks. She is the money maker and the face of this division.

Sasha Banks interrupts Charlotte's comments. She says Charlotte needs to slow your roll and check yourself. She says Charlotte might have won, but it is still her title. Charlotte asks why is the title still around her waist. Sasha says Bayley was pinned so she is entitled to her one on one title match and she wants it right now. Charlotte tells Sasha Wanks you are a living legend in your own mind. No matter how good you think you are, Charlotte says she is better. Charlotte says Sasha has earned it and she will give the people what they want and what you want. You will get your title match.

Charlotte takes off her robe and says next week. If she didn't do this, she says Sasha will cry to Mick until she got her way. As much as she has beaten Sasha down, you keep getting up. In Los Angeles, you will stay down. Sasha says she will show why she will be the face of this division when she wins back her title. Sasha slaps Charlotte and then she hits the lungblower and puts Dana in the Banks Statement. Charlotte kicks Sasha but Sasha kicks Charlotte to the floor and she sends Dana to the floor as well.

- Someone wearing a Seth Rollins sweatshirt has their back to the camera and we see it is Seth Rollins. He walks to commercial.


Back from the break and Foley asks Rollins how he's doing backstage. Rollins says nothing will stop him from interrupting The Highlight Reel. Foley says now is not the time because he's not cleared. Rollins saw Stephanie get into Triple H's limo last night and he's not going to sit here and listen to Owens brag about what happened. Rollins hushes Foley and says he sees his lips moving but hears Stephanie's words coming out. Rollins walks off.

- We have a Tony Nese video package. He says he is one of the strongest guys in the division. He says it is his time to show the world.

TJ Perkins vs. Tony Nese

They lock up and Nese with a biel and a waist lock take down followed by a wrist lock. Perkins with a head scissors but Nese lands on his feet. Nese with a shoulder tackle and Nese picks up Perkins for a suplex but Perkins gets to his feet. Perkins with a knee bar and Nese gets to the ropes. Perkins goes to the apron but Nese pulls him off. Nese with a cartwheel to avoid Perkins and he follows with a kick and then he hits a Fosbury Flop. Nese gets a near fall. We go to commercial.

We are back and Perkins with an Octopus. Nese with a reverse gutwrench suplex for a near fall. Nese with forearms to the back of the head. Nese with a leg drop and chop followed by an Irish whip and clothesline in the corner. Nese with another Irish whip but Perkins with a head scissors. Perkins with a reverse atomic drop and spin kick followed by European uppercut. Nese wtih an Irish whip but Nese misses a charge into the corner when Perkins floats over and hits a kick followed by a Tiger Gourdbuster for a near fall. Perkins with a suplex followed by a belly-to-back suplex. Perkins goes up top and Nese with a slap to Perkins.

Nese goes for a superplex but Perkins pushes Nese off and kicks him. Perkins sets for a tornado DDT but Nese blocks it and he drops Perkins on the top rope and Nese with a running knee for a near fall. Nese with a pump handle slam attempt but Perkins kicks Nese into the ropes and Perkins with a double jump drop kick and then Perkins with a round kick out of a fireman's carry and then Perkins with a knee bar and Nese taps out.

Winner: TJ Perkins

After the match, both men stand in the middle of the ring as Perkins' arm is raised. He celebrates as the music plays.

- Cole leads us to a Hispanic Heritage Month video on former WWE Champion Pedro Morales. Back to commercial.

Jericho's Highlight Reel:

We are back and Chris Jericho comes out for the Highlight Reel and Jericho has a new clipboard.

As he comes to the ring we see comments from Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson and they call out Chris Jericho for next week's Raw in Los Angeles.

Jericho demands quiet because tonight is the most anticipated Highlight Reel in WWE History. First, he wants to address Danny Masterson and Ashton Kutcher. You claim to be better friends than Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho. How dare you. If you show up, you will go on the List of Jericho and if he does, you won't like... IT!

Chris complains about the cameraman shooting him from the wrong side so he is on the list. Chris says Seth Rollins is on the list because poor Seth got hurt again. Chris says he has never been hurt in 17 years in WWE while Seth is on the injured list AGAYNE. The man who put Seth on the injured list is Chris' guest tonight. He is Chris' best friend and the longest reigning Universal Champion in WWE history... Kevin Owens.

Kevin says this is really nice and he says it looks expensive. Jericho says it cost $6,500 5 years ago. Chris says a wise man once said that people who strive for mediocrity lack excellence. He says Kevin is the epitome of excellence.

Kevin says he would normally be out here with a suit, but this is Cincinnati. He says he isn't going to wear a suit in a city that gave us Dean Ambrose. He calls Dean a bum. Kevin says last night he proved to the world he is exactly who he says he is. He should have been the number one pick on Raw. He does not just belong in the main event, he is the main event. He proved that he is THE MAN. Not only did he retain his title, he hurt Seth Rollins and put him on the injured list. Don't feel bad because what happened last night was kharma. He walked around like the man for a year and a half.

Look at who he injured. He hurt The Great John Cena, the Icon Sting, and the Demon King Finn Balor. Seth was the most dangerous man in the WWE and Kevin took him out so that means it makes him the Most Dangerous Man In WWE.

Seth Rollins comes out and he is told to stay back by Fit Finlay and WWE security. Mick Foley comes out. Kevin tells them to take Seth to the back and then get a doctor's note saying Seth cannot wrestle because Kevin Owens broke him in half. Seth goes to the back.

Jericho goes back to talking trash until the music hits and out comes Enzo Amore and Big Cass to a pop.

The two teams have words, do some comedy and Jericho says they are on the list. Jericho accidentally says he will come out of the ring and sit on Cass' lap. Jericho denies it and we get some laughs. This leads to Cass informing them that Foley made a tag match - Enzo and Cass vs. Jericho and Owens. We go to the commercial as Enzo and Cass head to the ring.

Enzo and Cass vs. Jericho and Owens

Jericho and Enzo start things off and Jericho kicks and punches Enzo. Jerihco with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Enzo with a drop kick and arm drag. Enzo with a jaw breaker and Jericho seeks the comfort of Owens before tagging in. Owens wants a piece of Colin. Owens kicks Colin as he comes into the ring and connects with forearms. Colin with a chop and Enzo tags in and he is tossed into Owens in the corner. Jericho is sent over the top rope to the floor and then Colin presses Enzo over his head and throws him onto Owens and Jericho.

Colin tags in and he sends Owens back into the ring. Owens with a knee and forearm to the back. Jericho tags in and chops Colin. Colin with a side slam and then he gives one to Owens. Colin misses a running boot and Jericho drops down and Colin goes over the top rope to the floor. Owens tags in and kicks Colin. We go to commercial.

We are back and Owens with a side head lock but Colin with a belly-to-back suplex to get out of the hold. Enzo and Jericho tag in and Enzo with two flying forearms and punches in the corner. Enzo with a clothesline and then he goes up top and hits a cross body for a near fall. Jericho gets a near fall and then he sends Enzo to the apron. Owens holds enzo for a springboard drop kick from Jericho. Owens sends Enzo into the ringside barrier and then Owens mocks Enzo a few times. Owens sends Enzo back into the ring and he keeps Enzo from making the tag. Owens kicks and chops Enzo. Kevin tells the Smack Talker he does not hear any Smack.

Owens kicks Enzo and asks him if that hurt and then he chokes Enzo. Jericho grabs Enzo by the hair while Owens and Colin take the referee's attention. Owens with chops to Enzo and then Jericho tags in and he kicks Enzo. Jericho with a delayed vertical suplex. Jericho puts Enzo on the turnbuckles and connects with forearms. Jericho sets for a superplex while Owens tells Jericho to let him drink it. Enzo knocks Jericho off the turnbuckles and Enzo comes off the turnbuckles but is met with a drop kick. Kevin gives Enzo his thoughts on the move.

Owens tags in and he slams Enzo and hits a back senton. Owens with a knee to the head. Jericho tags in and he kicks Enzo and slaps him. Enzo with punches but Jericho with a back elbow and he gets a near fall. Enzo with knees but Jericho with a clothesline and he goes for the Lionsault but Enzo gets his knees up. Colin and Owens tag in and Colin with shoulder tackles and he knocks Jericho off the apron. Colin with a fallaway slam and then he sends Jericho over the top rope and hits a Stinger Splash on Owens. Jericho comes off the turnbuckles but is met wtih a boot from Colin. Colin with a slam and elbow drop. Colin with a uranage side slam on Jericho but he misses a splash when Owens moves. Owens with a super kick and Colin stops a cannonball with a boot.

Enzo tags in and Colin sets for the Rocket Launcher but Jericho slaps Colin a few times. Colin sends Jericho over the top rope to the apron and Colin with a boot and both men go over the top rope to the floor. Enzo with a DDT off the turnbuckles for a near fall. Owens with a clothesline and power bomb for the three count.

Winners: Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho

We go to credits.

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