Monday, August 28, 2017

WWE RAW Results - Aug 28, 2017

WWE RAW Opener:

We are in Memphis, Tennessee and your announcers are Michael Cole, Corey Graves, and Jerry Lawler, who is taking Booker's place so Booker can be with his family to deal with what is going on in Texas.

Miz is in the ring wtih Maryse, Bo Dallas, and Curtis Axel.

Before Miz can speak, Kurt Angle's music plays and he has something to say to Miz. He says Miz was going to discuss how the status of the IC title has been diminished. There was no IC title defense at SummerSlam, but there will be a title match at No Mercy.

Miz interrupts Kurt before he can announce his opponent. Miz discusses the definition of respect and he says that Kurt Angle does not understand what respect means. Miz says it is a disrespect to him when Angle interrupts him. It is a disrespect to the IC Title when you do not have a match.

Kurt says there will be a title match next week against the winner of the Battle Royal that will be taking place tonight, right now.

15-Man Intercontinental Title Battle Royal: Big Show, Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy, Finn Balor, Jason Jordan, Apollo Crews, Curtis Axel, Bo Dallas, Curt Hawkins, Kalisto, Goldust, Elias, R-Truth, Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows

The music hits and out comes a clean-shaven Big Show as the first participant. Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy are out next, followed by Finn Balor to another pop. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and Jason Jordan is the last man out. Curt Hawkins poses in the middle of the ring but everyone turns to him and tosses him. They turn to Big Show now but he cleans house. Axel and Dallas eliminate Kalisto after Show chops him down. Show continues to dominate. Luke Gallows works on Jeff. Show works over Karl Anderson. Show with a big chop to Crews now, then Elias.

Gallows and Balor end up eliminating Show. Matt works on Jordan. Goldust works on Crews. Elias floors Balor. Goldust takes Anderson to the corner. Jordan tries to dump Jeff over the top but he hangs on. Goldust works on Elias. The Miz is barking orders to Axel and Dallas from ringside. Balor and Elias go at it. Axel and Dallas eliminate R-Truth.

Goldust fights Jordan off now. Matt unloads on Anderson while Gallows works on Jeff. Balor fights off Elias, Dallas and Axel to hang on. Goldust and Gallows go at it now. The Hardys double team Anderson some more. Goldust and Elias go at it. Goldust catches Elias in a powerslam. Anderson hits Goldust with a neckbreaker. Gallows and Anderson eliminate Goldust. We go back to commercial.

We are back and Jeff is down on the apron. We see Apollo Crews being eliminated by Elias during the commercial. Jordan tries to eliminate Elias but Matt and Jeff work over Gallows. Bo and Curtis work over Finn. The Hardys suplex Gallows and then they hit a double back elbow to Anderson. Matt goes for a Twist of Fate on Matt but Gallows with an uppercut. Gallows charges and goes over the top rope to the floor. Matt is sent to the apron by Anderson and Matt pulls Anderson to the apron. They exchange punches on the apron. Matt kicks Anderson and teases a Twist of Fate.

Anderson runs into the ring post and goes to the floor. Miz punches Balor and Jeff while the referees deal with Matt who was pulled off the apron by the eliminated Gallows. Bo and Axel work over Jordan. Elias and Jeff fight in a corner while Axel kicks Balor. Bo stands over Jordan. Balor goes to the apron and hits an enzuigiri. He returns to the ring and hits a forearm and drop kick on Axel. Balor with forearms to Elias. Elias goes to the turnbuckles and Balor with an enzuigiri and Elias stays in. Balor with a drop kick to Bo and he hits Slingblade on Jordan.

Jeff with a kick to Balor followed by a reverse atomic drop and leg drop. Jeff with a drop kick to Balor and he sets for the Twist of Fate but Balor avoids it and hits Slingblade. Balor with a drop kick that sends Bo into the turnbuckles. Balor with a running drop kick to Jeff and then...

The lights go out and Bray Wyatt appears and he eliminates Finn Balor. The lights go back off and on and Wyatt is gone and Balor is in shock.

Jordan with a running shoulder to Bo and Curtis. Jordan with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex to Elias and then to Jeff. Axel and Bo attack Jordan and Jordan bounces off the ropes and he eliminates Bo and Curtis. Jordan eliminates Elias and then Jeff eliminates Jordan to win the match.

Winner: Jeff Hardy

After the match, Jeff stands tall as Miz and Maryse look on from ringside. We go to replays. Jeff stands tall and continues his celebration.

- Cole leads us to a look back at what happened with Braun Strowman and Brock Lesnar last week.

- Still to come, Enzo Amore's first cruiserweight match. Back to commercial.


We are back and Alexa Bliss is in the interview area. She is asked about her strategy for tonight and Alexa says her strategy is to win. Alexa asks how great a champion can Sasha be since she loses in her first title defense. Sasha has never ever successfully defended the Raw Women's Title and history will repeat itself tonight. She will expose the Legit Boss for what she really is. Alexa says there is a certain anticipation in the air tonight. The WWE Universe is ready to celebrate their goddess tonight. Tonight, the Goddess of WWE reclaims her throne.

Enzo Amore vs. Noam Dar

We go to the ring and out comes Enzo Amore with a mic. He shows us how Big Cass suffered the torn ACL last week and talks about deciding to compete with the cruiserweights on WWE 205 Live. Enzo goes on and introduces his partner for tonight - Noam Dar. Back to commercial.

Dar with a waist lock take down and he messes with Enzo's hair and mocks Enzo. Dar with a wrist lock and Enzo makes it to the ropes. Enzo with a hammer lock but Dar with a wrist lock. Enzo uses the ropes to reverse the wrist lock and Dar with a forearm. Dar with a kick to the elbow.

We see Neville watching in the back as Dar continues to work on the arm and he pulls on Enzo's hair. Dar with a kick and he sends Enzo into the turnbuckles. Dar with punches in the corner. Enzo with punches to Dar in the corner and the referee warns him about the five count. Dar sends Enzo into the turnbuckles. Enzo with Eat Defeat for the three count.

Winner: Enzo Amore

After the match, Enzo stands tall as JoJo makes the announcement. Enzo hits the corner and poses as his music hits. We see Neville backstage watching again. Enzo dances to the back.

- Charly is backstage with Neville now. Neville calls Enzo a weasel and says if that's supposed to be his competition, he will be champion forever.

- Still to come, The Beast is here. Back to commercial.

In the Arena:

We are back and Brock Lesnar comes out and he does the Brock Bounce on the stage before doing the Lesnar Leap onto the apron. Brock is joined by Paul Heyman.

Paul introduces himself and the reminds us that he is the advocate for the Universal Champion Brock Lesnar. Paul says if you thought they would come out and sing the blues in Memphis, especially about Braun Strowman, he grants you immunity for the misassessment of Brock's character. They are here to sing the praises of Braun Strowman. Braun is the most worthy contender for Brock's title in all of WWE. At Summerslam, a historic night for Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman. Braun scooped Brock onto his shoulder and power slammed Brock through a table. Then, without the assistance of the other two people in the match, where The Beast successfully defended the title.

Braun picked Brock up onto his shoulders and power slammed Braun through another table. Braun asserted himself last week on Raw and he got up in the face of the conqueror. Paul says he can recap everything or you can watch the footage that he had provided for all of you. Paul tells children that he does not believe in monsters but he believes that Braun Strowman is one of them.

We see the footage from last week's Raw.

Paul says you raise that title when you are monster enough to take that title from Brock Lesnar. Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, at No Mercy, Braun Strowman gets his chance to face Brock Lesnar for the Universal Title. Brock Lesnar was not going to duck you. Brock ducks no man and he ducks no monster. Will Brock hunt Braun down? Paul tells Braun to take this to heart. Brock Lesnar wants YOU.

Brock takes the mic and he says that what Paul is trying to say is... Suplex City... bitch. Lesnar drops the mic and leaves the ring as his music hits. Heyman follows.

Seth Rollins vs. Cesaro

We go to the ring and out comes RAW Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and the champs are standing in the ring. The announcers lead us to a video package on John Cena and Roman Reigns. We go back to the ring and out comes Cesaro with Sheamus. The bell rings and Rollins controls early on. Cesaro goes to the floor for a breather as the referee counts. Cesaro drops Rollins over the top as he comes back in.

Rollins takes back control and hits a running knee. Rollins with a standing moonsault for a 2 count. Rollins with stomps in the corner now. Rollins goes down after missing in the corner. Cesaro tosses Rollins to the floor and distracts the referee. Sheamus comes walking over to Rollins but Ambrose meets him. They end up back in the ring and Cesaro catches Rollins in a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker as we go back to commercial.

We are back and Cesaro with a head lock but Rollins with a jaw breaker and then Cesaro presses Rollins over his head and drops Rollins to the mat. Cesaro with a leg drop and he gets a near fall. Cesaro with two rolling dead lift side saltos for a near fall. Cesaro with a short arm clothesline or two. He hits a third one and gets a near fall. Rollins with an elbow and punches to Cesaro. Cesaro with a slam and he goes up top. Cesaro with a cross body but Rollins rolls through and gets a near fall.

Rollins with an enzuigiri. Rollins with punches and chops to Cesaro. Rollins with Slingblade and he connects with a running forearm into the corner. Rollins with a second forearm. Rollins goes for a third one but Cesaro puts Rollins on the turnbuckles. Rollins with a Blockbuster off the turnbuckles. Rollins goes up top and Cesaro with a running European uppercut. Cesaro punches Rollins and sets for a move from the turnbuckles but Rollins with a buckle bomb and then Rollins goes for a springboard move and Rollins avoids Sheamus. Ambrose and Sheamus fight on the floor and Cesaro with a European uppercut for the three count.

Winner: Cesaro

After the match, Sheamus asks if that was good or not. Sheamus says the night isn't over yet because it is him and Ambrose next.

Sheamus vs. Dean Ambrose

Dean with chops and kicks in the corner but Sheamus pushes Dean down to the mat. Ambrose clotheslines Sheamus over the top rope to the floor. We go to commercial.

We are back and Dean is on the turnbuckles and Sheamus climbs for a superplex. Dean blocks the superplex and he punches Sheamus and knocks him to the mat. Dean is caught by Sheamus for a uranage back breaker and Sheamus gets a near fall. Sheamus with a stretch muffler on Ambrose as he picks Ambrose off the mat. Ambrose pulls himself up and he punches Sheamus. Sheamus with a sit out power bomb for a near fall. Sheamus with a cloverleaf. Ambrose gets to the ropes and Sheamus releases the hold. Sheamus with forearms across the chest.

Sheamus gets Ambrose on his shoulders but Ambrose gets to the turnbuckles and he hits a tornado DDT. Both men are down. Ambrose with punches and chops to Sheamus. Sheamus with a punch but Ambrose with a flying clothesline. Ambrose runs awkwardly into a boot from Sheamus. Dean with a swinging neck breaker for a near fall. Sheamus with forearms to the lower back but Dean with a knee. Dean misses a drop kick and lands on the apron. Ambrose with elbows and a jaw breaker. Dean goes up top and Sheamus stops Dean. Sheamus with a Finlay Slam off the turnbuckles for a near fall.

Sheamus sets for the Brogue Kick but Dean rolls out of the way. Dean goes for a double underhook DDT but Sheamus pushes him off. Dean bounces in the ropes and hits a clothesline. Both men are down. Cesaro gets on the apron and Rollins pulls Cesaro off. Sheamus gets set for White Noise and Rollins with a springboard knee to the head and then Rollins with a suicide dive onto Cesaro. Dean with a double underhook DDT to Sheamus for the three count.

Winner: Dean Ambrose

After the match, the champs stand tall in the ring as we go to replays. The two teams taunt each other.


Emma is backstage with Mickie James, betting she can get "#WeWantEmma" to out-trend MTV's VMAs on Twitter. She wonders what people will tweet after their match tonight. They argue about the women's revolution and hashtags. Mickie says she will tweet any hashtag Emma wants if Emma wins, but if she wins then Emma can never say she started the revolution again. Mickie walks off and Emma goes back to tweeting.

- We get a video with WWE Superstars encouraging donations for Hurricane Harvey victims. Back to commercial.

Emma vs. Mickie James

Back from the break and out first comes Mickie James. Emma is out next with a new theme song.

They lock up and Emma takes control early on. Mickie eventually turns it around with a neckbreaker. Mickie with more offense and a nice kick. Emma gets the win out of nowhere after dropping down on top of Mickie for the pin.

Winner: Emma

After the match, Emma takes the mic and says "I started the women's revolution" over and over again while walking to the back.

- Still to come, Cena vs. Reigns will be made official. Back to commercial.

In the Arena:

We are back and Kurt Angle is in the center of the ring with the contract signing table and contract signing carpet.

Kurt says for the first time ever at No Mercy, it will be Roman Reigns versus John Cena. Tonight they are going to make it official.

John Cena comes out first.

John takes the mic and he says this match is Wrestlemania worthy but it is going to happen at No Mercy. This is the reason he came to Raw. To be in the ring with the person who says he runs the yard. With The GUY. If you don't believe that, he will tell you. Ever since Roman Reigns set foot into the ring, he has not been the blue chip prospect, he is the blue chip prospect who has been protected by everyone.

John says we have been through a whole heck of a lot together and he has zero Fs to give and he is the dude who gets no protection from. That is why he wants to fight Roman Reigns. He knows Roman doesn't want to fight with him.

Roman Reigns comes out, without an introduction from Kurt Angle and he makes his way to the ring.

Roman looks at the contract and then he looks around the arena. Roman takes the mic and he stands in the center of the ring. Roman says he wants to get this right. He wants to know if he is scared to fight Cena. Is that what is in your head? You won't understand this because no one said this to you before but you aren't as big a deal as you think you are. Roman says he does not care what John has done or will want to do, but he has done something that you will never be able to do. Roman says he retired the Undertaker. Maybe it isn't that he doesn't want to fight Cena, he doesn't need to fight him.

Cena says everyone knows Roman is the big dog in the back. John says he is a polarizing figure. Some people want him to have a heel turn. With you, it is different. John says they go back and forth with you because when they look at you, they see a cheap ass corporate made John Cena bootleg. You aren't THE Guy, you are A guy, desparate to fill shoes you cannot fill. Cena says he is not the Undertaker. He is not broken down with a bad hip. Cena says he is at his best right now. If you sign the contract, your Roman Empire, goes up in smoke.

Roman says Cena did it again and he is the king of it. He takes anything and spins it. You boo Cena because you want him to be a bad guy? They boo you because you suck.

Cena points out that they say the same about Kurt Angle and he won a gold medal.

Roman says people boo you because they see right through you. You are a phony. You are a yes man who does anything they want. He calls Cena a fake bitch.

Roman calls him a part time fake ass bitch. Roman says he busts his ass every night so Cena can show up on the Today Show and maybe he will go to a WWE show if they pay him enough. You going to jump off that bus with that shovel and bury as much young talent as you can. That is what you do. That is how you stay on top of the mountain. You will do anything because you are a backstabbing shark. You don't like Roman because you cannot bury him. You can't touch him. Roman says he is the one guy in WWE that John Cena can't see. Why does he want to lessen himself or his legacy to be the next John Cena when he can be the one and only Roman Reigns.

Cena asks Roman if he is done. Cena says Roman Reigns is a fool. It is better to keep your mouth shut if people think you are stupid than to open your mouth and make them right. You are saying the same thing that everyone else says and blame him. John says it took him five years to cut a halfway decent promo but now he is going to shrink him down to size.

John says everyone thinks he has this magical golden shovel to keep everyone down. John says everyone in the crowd has the keys, but you have to blame him. John says he has heard it for ten years and he has hurt it from a lot of people. John says he hasn't main evented Wrestlemania in 5 years. He was the opening match at SummerSlam. John says he was honored to hold the US Title to help introduce new talent into the WWE like AJ Styles and Kevin Owens. You took the US title as a demotion. John says he is still here because Roman can't do his job.

John says there is only one rule... step up or step aside. John says he heard about the one guy who could keep up and John says he looks at him and listens to him. John says Roman should be ashamed that John is part time because he can do it better part time than Roman can do it full time.

John wants Roman to sign the contract and Roman does it.

Roman throws the table aside but Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows make their way to the stage.

Karl talks about all of the egos. Luke says he does not think there is enough room in this arena for their egos. Luke and Karl say they are not good brothers and they need to be taught a lesson by a few good brothers. Luke says they are going to beat up a couple or... NERDS.

Kurt says everyone wants to fight tonight. Gallows and Anderson are going to face Cena and Reigns right now, but first... We go to commercial!

John Cena and Roman Reigns vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson

The match is joined in progress and Gallows with an Irish whip and splash on Cena. Gallows misses a splash and Cena with two flying shoulder tackles and Cena with a Blue Thunder Bomb. Cena with the five knuckle shuffle as Reigns tells him to go ahead. Cena with a Blue Thunder Bomb to Anderson and Gallows with a thrust kick to Cena. Gallows kicks Cena and Anderson rakes the eyes from the apron. Gallows with a suplex to Cena and Gallows with a leaping leg drop for a near fall.

Gallows with a side head lock and Cena moves towards his corner and Roman holds his hand out but Cena punches Anderson on the apron and Gallows with a clothesline. Anderson tags in and he drops a knee to the head. Anderson with a side head lock and Cena gets Anderson on his shoulders and Anderson escapes and hits a spinebuster for a near fall. Anderson kicks Cena. Gallows tags in and hits a round kick followed by elbow drops. Gallow misses a third elbow drop when Cena moves. Reigns wants the tag and he tags in and hits clotheslines on Anderson and he hits jumping clotheslines on Anderson and Gallows.

Reigns with NeverEnding Story on Anderson and he hits the broad jump drop kick to Gallows. Reigns with a boot to Anderson. Reigns looks around and he sets for the Superman punch but Gallows grabs the ankle and Anderson with a rollup for a near fall. Reigns with Superman punches to Gallows and Anderson. Reigns with a spear to Anderson while Cena hits an Attitude Adjustment on Gallows. Reigns gets the three count.

Winners: John Cena and Roman Reigns

- Elias is in the back and he makes his way to the ring. We go to commercial.

In the Arena:

We are back and Elias is in the ring. He says things didn't go as planned in the battle royal and he doesn't have anyone to blame. He says that Dusty Rhodes called him the Elvis of WWE. That is right because he is the King. He walked past Sun Records and he had a song. He wants everyone to be quiet until he is finished.

Jerry Lawler stops Elias and says your voice is not that bad. You have trouble relating to your audience. The WWE Universe in Memphis don't appreciate those lyrics. Jerry brings someone out someone who might help. Jerry brings out Pelvis Wesley who shimmies to the ring. Pelvis shows Elias how to dance but Elias doesn't have the moves. Elias hits Pelvis and then he clotheslines Pelvis and kicks him. Elias takes Pelvis and hits Drift Away. Back to commercial.


Back from the break and The Miztourage is walking backstage. Renee Young asks The Miz about defending against Jeff Hardy next week. Miz comments on all it took was for 1 match for Jeff to get a title shot. Maryse says we haven't seen Jeff pin anyone. They end up walking off without saying anything else.


Charly is backstage with Sasha Banks. She says she's going to put that child Alexa Bliss in her place and give her the fight of her life tonight. Banks says she will have the WWE Universe chanting "you tapped out" once again. She walks off.

RAW Women's Title Match: Alexa Bliss vs. Sasha Banks

We go to the ring and out comes Alexa Bliss for tonight's main event. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and out comes RAW Women's Champion Sasha Banks. We get formal ring introductions from JoJo. Bliss with an early pin attempt. Back and forth as Bliss goes for another pin attempt. Banks goes for an early Banks Statement. Sasha takes Bliss to the corner and unloads.

Banks works on the arm and keeps Bliss grounded now. Sasha ends up nailing a dropkick, sending Bliss to the floor for a breather. Sasha keeps control and drops Bliss on the floor with the knees before we go back to commercial.

We are back and Bliss with an arm bar. We see Alexa running Sasha into the ringside barrier and the apron. Banks with forearms but Bliss with a back breaker using the hair to take Banks down. Alexa gets a near fall. Alexa stomps on the back of the neck and gets a near fall. Alexa chokes Sasha in the ropes. Banks with a kick but Alexa kicks Sasha in the corner. Alexa gets a near fall. Alexa with a bow and arrow. Sasha kicks Alexa in the head to escape the hold. Alexa sends Sasha into the turnbuckles and kicks her.

Sasha pulls Alexa into the turnbuckles and clotheslines Alexa and hits a drop kick. Sasha with running knees into the corner but she misses a second time when Alexa moves. Alexa misses a cross body and Sasha with a La Magistral for a near fall. Alexa drops down on a sunset flip attempt and gets a near fall. Sasha with a rollup for a near fall. Alexa with a forearm and she hits Code Red for a near fall. Alexa punches Sasha.

Alexa with a knee drop but she misses the handspring knee drop. Sasha with a running knee for a near fall. Sasha runs Alexa into the turnbuckles and she punches Alexa. Alexa with an elbow and Sasha blocks a kick and connects with a kick of her own and Sasha follows with a running double knee strike. Sasha goes up top but Alexa stops her. Sasha with forearms and Alexa fires back on the turnbuckles. Alexa drops Sasha onto the top turnbuckle and then Alexa sets for a superplex and she hits it.

Alexa goes for a cover but Sasha with a Banks Statement. Alexa gets a near fall and then Alexa sends Sasha's throat into the ropes. Alexa with a DDT for the three count.

Winner and NEW WWE RAW Women's Champion: Alexa Bliss

After the match, Bliss celebrates as Nia Jax comes out to join her. Nia floors Sasha in the corner. Nia lifts Bliss on her shoulders to celebrate but drops her into a Samoan Drop out of nowhere. Jax raises the title and stands tall over Bliss as we get a replay. Jax makes her exit as her music plays and Bliss cries on the mat. RAW goes off the air with Jax staring back at Bliss in the ring.



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