Monday, September 23, 2019

WWE RAW Results (9/23) - San Francisco, CA

We begin with a look back at what happened last week between Seth Rollins and Bray Wyatt.


We're live from the Chase Center in San Francisco, California, as Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring.

Seth says he has to level with you. Over the last seven years, he has seen a lot of things in this ring, but he has never felt the way he felt last week. He was defenseless last week aftering being attacked by five guys. Then he has the living embodiment of a nightmare in his face. Seth says he closed his eyes hoping it was a bad dream, but it was not. In less than two weeks, he has to defend his title inside Hell in a Cell against Bray Wyatt. Seth says he does not need to tell you what that structure is capable of, it shortens careers. Being in there with Bray is a different story. What does he do?

Seth says he does what he always does when his back is against the wall. He survives. Nobody gave him a chance against Brock Lesnar but he survived and prevailed. Braun Strowman gave him the fight of his life at Clash of Champions, but he survived and prevailed. Inside Hell in a Cell, it does not mind what mind games Bray uses, Seth says he will survive and prevail.

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

Braun says if Seth has something to say to him, he prefers that Seth says it to his face. Braun says he does not pretend he is Mister Rogers with psycho puppets. Braun suggests that Seth tell him face to face.

Seth starts to talk about the tag titles and Braun says he is not done talking. You cost them the titles and then Braun reminds Seth that he said he hopes that Braun doesn't get a rematch. Seth says that with all he has to do, he was saying that he was hoping that he did not have to face Braun for a while, but he has Bray at Hell in a Cell and then he has to face the winner of the Five Way Match tonight. Seth says now he wants to face Braun.

Braun says if that is the case, then you are going to get these hands! Strowman drops his mic and they face off as Strowman's music hits. Cole confirms the match for tonight.

- The announcers hype tonight's show - the Fatal 5 Way, which will now be an Elimination Match, Sasha Banks vs. Nikki Cross, Chad Gable vs. Baron Corbin.

The Viking Raiders vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson

We go to the ring and out come The Viking Raiders, Erik and Ivar. Cole says this match is presented by Domino's Pizza. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and the announcers hype Strowman vs. Rollins for later tonight. The Viking Raiders wait in the ring as The OC comes out - Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson with WWE United States Champion AJ Styles. Anderson starts off with Erik and they go at it, taking it to the corner. Anderson fights out of the corner but Erik blocks a shot and overpowers him some. Erik takes it to the corner and in comes Ivar for some double teaming. Ivar drops Anderson with a big knee to the face.

Ivar with another shot to the nose and a shoulder tackle. Ivar keeps control with the arm and tags Erik back in. Ivar slams Anderson and then Erik slams Ivar on top of Anderson. Gallows ends up tagging in and hitting Erik with a side slam for a close 2 count. Gallows drops elbows on Erik now. Gallows keeps Erik grounded and beats on him as Styles watches from ringside.

Erik fights Gallows off and in comes Ivar. Ivar catches Gallows with a big side slam. Ivar with a crossbody while Gallows is sitting down. More back and forth. Ivar rocks Anderson on the apron and kicks AJ back to the floor. This allows Gallows to knock Ivar off the apron to the floor. The referee yells at AJ and ejects him to the back. AJ throws a fit on his way to the back. He reaches the stage and out comes Cedric Alexander. Alexander unloads on AJ as AJ tries to retreat to the back. We go to commercial with Cedric staying on top of AJ.

Back from the break and Gallows is in control of Ivar in the corner. No sign of Cedric and AJ. Ivar end up dropping Gallows with a big senton for a pop. Erik and Anderson tag in at the same time and Erik runs wild. Anderson with a forearm that just upsets Erik. Erik unloads and stuns Anderson, then tosses Gallows across the ring.

Erik with more shots to Anderson. Ivar tags in for big double teaming on Anderson. Erik scoops his partner again and launches him into Anderson. Ivar covers for a 2 count and can't believe it when Anderson kicks out. Gallows ends up pulling Ivar to the floor when Erik is dealing with Anderson. Anderson capitalizes off the distraction and hits a big Spinebuster on Erik for a close 2 count. Ivar is still down on the outside as The OC hits the double team Boot of Doom on Erik. Gallows covers for another close 2 count.

The OC with another double team. Erik slides out of a Magic Killer attempt and fights them off. Ivar tags in and dodges with a cartwheel. Anderson goes at it with Ivar but The Viking Raiders catch him with a Viking Experience. Erik leaps out to keep Gallows down while Ivar covers Anderson for the pin to win.

Winners: The Viking Raiders

Backstage:


Robert Roode is in the back and he is asked about his match later tonight. Roode says he thinks he is going to come out on top because he pinned Seth Rollins on the night that he won the tag titles. He beat Seth already. With his Universal Championship on the line, the result will be absolutely GLORIOUS. We go to commercial.

Backstage:

We are back and Michael Cole is in the back with Becky Lynch. Cole asks about Sasha making the challenge, but Becky asking for the Hell in a Cell match and whether it is a good decision because of her hot streak. Becky says she wants Sasha at her best. Becky says she saw the Raw division in shambles after she won the title. Ronda left the division in shambles. Sasha on a hot streak is what Becky wants. Cole reminds Becky that Sasha has been in a Hell in a Cell match, but Becky reminds Cole that Sasha did not win. Cole brings up Bayley. Becky says the goal is to keep Sasha from getting out. Cole mentions the steel chair from Clash of Champions and her fine. Becky says you sometimes go into the ring for a victory, but sometimes, you go in looking for revenge.

Rusev vs. EC3

EC3 with punches and a clothesline. EC3 with a kick and punches. EC3 runs Rusev into the corner and Rusev with an Irish whip but he runs into an elbow. Rusev catches EC3 on a cross body attempt and Rusev with a uranage. Rusev with a suplex and he follows with a second suplex. Rusev sets for the Machka Kick and hits it. Rusev sets for the Accolade and applies it and EC3 taps out.

Winner: Rusev

Backstage:

Rey Mysterio is in the back and he says a few weeks ago, he almost retired. This business has been his entire life. Rey says he was experiencing a moment of doubt. Thanks to his son Dominic he did not retire and he is still here. Rey says he has a chance to face Seth Rollins next week. Rey tells Dominic that tonight's match is dedicated to you.

- Sasha & Bayley make their way to the ring. Back to commercial.

Sasha Banks vs. Nikki Cross

We are back and the Women's Tag Team Champions, Nikki Cross and Alexa BLiss, are out next.

Nikki charges at Sasha and Sasha runs away. Bayley tries to distract Nikki but it does not work. They lock up and Banks backs Cross into the corner and connects with punches in the corner. Sasha slaps Nikki and Nikki comes out of the corner with forearms. Nikki with a shoulder tackle and a monkey flip. Nikki with a drop kick for a near fall. Sasha goes to the floor to talk strategy with Bayley and Nikki waits for Sasha to return to the ring. Sasha gets back into the ring and she sends Nikki to the mat and Sasha with punches.

Nikki blocks a suplex and gets a near fall with an inside cradle. Cross with an arm drag into an arm bar. Sasha with forearms and an Irish whip but Nikki floats over and takes Sasha down with an arm drag into an arm bar. Nikki with a crucifix for a near fall. Nikki with a La Magistral for a near fall. Nikki with another arm drag into an arm bar. Nikki with a cross body for a near fall. Banks goes to the floor and Nikki gets on Sasha's back and applies a sleeper. Sasha falls back and Nikki lands hard on the floor as we go to commercial.

We are back and Sasha with a straitjacket choke. Nikki escapes the hold and Nikki with a rollup for a near fall. Nikki with a head butt to the midsection but Sasha with an Irish whip. Sasha puts Nikk in the ropes but Nikki kicks Sasha away on the double knee drop. Sasha with a knee and a hesitation double knee strike. Sasha gets a near fall. Sasha with a head scissors and arm bar submission. Sasha runs her boot across Nikki's face and Nikki with a jaw breaker and punch. Nikki with an elbow. Sasha misses a splash into teh corner and Nikki with forearms.

Nikki with a splash into the corner followed by a bulldog for a near fall. Sasha goes to the apron to avoid Nikki and Sasha sends the leg into the ropes. Sasha with a running double knee strike for a near fall. Sasha with a snap mare and she drops a knee to the leg. Sasha with a spinning toe hold. Sasha with a knee to the hamstring. Nikki grabs Sasha's hair and Sasha punches Nikki. Nikki kicks Sasha away and Sasha grabs the leg and Nikki sends Sasha into the turnbuckles. Nikki kicks Sasha from the apron and Nikki with a cross body off the apron. Nikki with a neck breaker in the ropes.

Nikki with a neck breaker in the ring and Nikki gets a near fall. Sasha with a drop kick to the temple for a near fall. Sasha with a drop kick to the ribs and Nikki goes to the floor. Sasha goes for a baseball slide but Nikki pulls out the ring skirt and connects with forearms. Sasha avoids a tornado DDT and Sasha goes for the lungblower but Nikki avoids it. Nikki with a swinging neck breaker and Bayley gets on the apron and the referee forgets what his job is. Alexa takes care of Bayley and sends her into the timekeeper's area.

Nikki with a cross body from the turnbuckles but Sasha rolls through and applies the Banks Statement and Nikki taps out.

Winner: Sasha Banks

After the match, Sasha attacks Nikki and then she kicks Alexa on the apron. Sasha with a lungblower and Banks Statement on Alexa.

Backstage:

AJ Styles, Karl Anderson, and Luke Gallows are in the back and AJ asks when will they learn that they are not in his league? They say that Cedric is not on his level. Luke says none of the other four are in AJ's league. AJ says nothing will get in his way of getting that Universal Championship. We go to commercial.

- We are back and we are told that next week on the Season Premiere of Raw, Brock Lesnar will be there.

Backstage:

The Street Profits are in the back and Angelo mentions Brock Lesnar. Angelo talks about Seth Rollins versus Braun Strowman tonight. Montez mentions the Elimination Match to determine who faces Seth next week for the Universal Title. Montez mentions the participants. Angelo brings up Ricochet's reaction last week when Maria said he was the father. The Miz shows up and he mentions that he has another daughter as of Friday. Next week, Miz will be hosting MizTV with Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair. Montez wants them to show what happened last week on Smackdown when Brock Lesnar challenged Kofi Kingston for the WWE Championship on next week's Smackdown.

- Lacey Evans makes her way to the ring as we go to commercial.

Ember Moon vs. Lacey Evans

Lacey backs off and she has to towel off and she litters in the ring so Ember with a drop kick. Ember gets a near fall. Ember with a side head lock. Ember lands on her feet on a hip toss attempt and sends Lacey to teh mat. Ember with a springboard cross body for a near fall. Lacey kicks Ember into the corner and Ember sends Lacey to the apron. Lacey with a slingshot kick that knocks Ember off the apron. Ember is sent back into the ring.

We see Natalya in a room with a monitor as the match continues.

Lacey with a sleeper. Lacey with a knee drop to the arm and she kicks Ember in the corner. Lacey with a hesitation Bronco Buster for a near fall. Lacey with forerms. Ember with a Samoan drop. Ember with a short arm clothesline followed by a series of kicks. Lacey with an Irish whip and Ember goes to the apron. Lacey with a leg sweep. Lacey misses a kick when Ember ducks and Ember with a cutter from the apron. Ember gets a near fall. Ember gets another near fall. Ember goes up top but Lacey stops Ember and hits a Woman's Right while Ember is on the turnbuckles. Lacey stands over Ember and applies the Sharpshooter and Ember taps out.

Winner: Lacey Evans

After the match, Natalya is asked about Lacey using the Sharpshooter. Natalya says imitiation is the sincerest form of flattery. Lacey hasn't perfected the move and if Lacey wants a rematch, she better be ready to tap out.

Firefly Fun House:

We go to the Firefly Funhouse and the wall of victims. Another photo is put on the wall but it has not been revealed who is under the cover.

Bray takes a Seth Rollins action figure from Huskus. Bray tells Huskus and Ramblin Rabbit to be friends. Ramblin says they both love Seth so much. Bray says sharing is not easy and you don't want to get too attached to something. If you get too attached to something, you get weak and you feel disappointment, neglect, and loneliness. Bray says he knows what it is like to be abandoned by someone who loves them. Ramblin says they don't want the Fiend to hurt Seth Rollins. Bray says maybe HE wants to protect Seth. Bray says Ramblin and Huskus can share Seth and Bray breaks the action figure in half. He says sharing is caring. Bray tells everyone he will see them in hell.

We go to commercial.

- We are back and the announcers talk about last week's NXT on USA Network.

In the Arena:

R Truth and Carmella run to the ring as they look for the Benny Hill gang. Carmella tells them to stop and she asks for a mic. She tells them to stop chasing them. She cannot take that any more. They are on the run to capture and retain the 24/7 Title. Truth says they are going to get out of here thanks to his clown friend and he will take them to Derry Lane. Carmella says she cannot do this any more.

Truth hugs Carmella and Carmella with a rollup for the three count! Carmella celebrates and then she gets on Truth's back and they go to the back and we have women chasing the new champ to the back.

- Bayley talks about destroying Nikki and Alexa at the same time. Sasha says she heard what Becky said. Sasha says that Becky talks about this as a cat and mouse game. Sasha says she is looking forward to gettting back what is hers.

- We go to the ring and out comes King of the Ring Baron Corbin for this rematch from the KOTR finals. Corbin has a black crown and scepter now, and a new black and fur robe. Corbin enters the ring and we go back to commercial.

- We are back and Sami Zayn is with Shinsuke Nakamura and he reminds Nakamura who he is. Nakamura speaks in Japanese and Sami apologizes. Nakamura stares into the camera.

Baron Corbin vs. Chad Gable

Before our next match, starts, Baron has something to say. He is not out here to be making fun of people. He won't be out here long because this match will be short. Baron says he will no longer have to compete against any sawed off runts or anyone under 5 feet 5 inches.

Corbin misses a clothesline and Gable with a punch. Corbin misses another clothesline and Gable with punches and kicks. Gable with a waist lock and Corbin misses an elbow. Gable with a kick to the knee and he returns to the waist lock. Corbin sends Gable through the ropes to the floor. Corbin with a back elbow. Corbin with a half nelson and chin lock. Gable with a punch but Corbin with an elbow and hard Irish whip. Corbin with a forearm to the back and he chokes Gable in the ropes. Gable floats over and hits an arm drag followed by a drop kick to the knee. Gable with a swinging neck breaker and Corbin goes to the floor.

Corbin pulls Gable to the floor and Gable with a forearm. Corbin with a kick and he sends Gable into the ring steps. Corbin biels Gable over the ringside barrier onto two members of the security detail as we go to commercial.

We are back and Corbin with punches but Gable with a forearm. Corbin slides around the ring post and hits a back elbow for a near fall. Corbin with elbows to the upper chest. Corbin returns to the half nelson and chin lock. Gable goes for the leg and Corbin with a hard Irish whip for a near fall. Corbin punches Gable and puts him on the turnbuckles. Gable flips over Corbin and hits a cross body on Corbin. Gable with European uppercuts and kicks. Gable runs into a boot from Corbin and Corbin gets a near fall.

Corbin with a splash into the corner. Corbin with another splash into the corner. Corbin slides around the ring post when Gable moves on a splash. Gable with a series of rolling kicks to Corbin. Gable goes up top but Corbin crotches Gable and then slams him to the mat and gets a near fall. Gable with a kick to the knee. Gable with more kicks to the leg and Gable with a sunset flip for a near fall. Corbin with a choke slam and he gets a near fall. Gable with punches and Corbin punches back. Corbin goes to the turnbuckles but misses and hits the top rope. Gable with a German suplex. Gable with a moonsault for a near fall.

Corbin grabs Gable by the throat but Gable escapes. Gable with an ankle lock. Corbin gets his scepter and he hits Gable with it and the referee calls for the bell.

Winner by DQ: Chad Gable

After the match, Corbin continues to attack Gable with the scepter. Corbin hits Gable in the back of the head with the scepter.

After the match, fans boo Corbin as he continues hitting Gable with the scepter. Corbin picks Gable up and drops him with a scepter shot to the back of the neck. Corbin puts his crown and robe on, then leaves after raising the scepter in the air over Gable. Corbin's music hits and appears to be a royal remix. He heads to the back as Gable recovers.

Backstage:

We cut to another return teaser vignette for The Authors of Pain, Akam and Rezar. They exposed the others in WWE for being soft last week. Everyone is asking who is AOP? Well they will show us now. They get up from the vignette filming and we see them walk out into a hallway. They attack two Superstars and leave them laying, apparently Heath Slater and No Way Jose. They return to the vignette set and say that is why no one will fight AOP. That's the end of the segment.

Fatal 5 Way Elimination Match to Crown a New #1 Contender: Rey Mysterio vs. Ricochet vs. Robert Roode vs. AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

We go to the ring for tonight's Fatal 5 Way Elimination Match as Rey Mysterio makes his way out. The winner of this match will earn a title shot from WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins on next week's season premiere episode. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and Sarah Schreiber is backstage with Ricochet. He talks about what tonight's Fatal 5 Way means to him and then rushes to the ring. RAW Tag Team Champion Robert Roode is out next. Out next comes WWE United States Champion AJ Styles, followed by WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura with Sami Zayn. The bell rings and everyone goes at it, except for Roode as he goes to the floor to watch. AJ and Rey trade shots as Ricochet drops Nakamura.

Rey and Ricochet are alone in the ring as Rey rolls him up for a 2 count. Roode runs in but Rey rocks him with a forearm. Ricochet dropkicks Roode. Ricochet knocks AJ off the apron back tot he floor. Rey springboards and hits a moonsault to AJ on the floor. Ricochet runs the ropes and leaps over the top, taking out Roode and Nakamura. We go to commercial with Ricochet standing tall after the dive.

We are back and Ricochet with a kick and drop kick to Nakamura. Nakamura goes to the floor and Styles is sent to the apron. Ricochet with a springboard drop kick and then Ricochet kicks Roode. Ricochet lands on his feet on a pescado and Styles clotheslines Ricochet. Rey with a kick to Roode and Roode with a knee to the midsection and he sends Rey under the bottom rope and Rey with a splash onto Ricochet. Roode punches Ricochet and Styles and Roode push each other.

Styles and Roode work over Ricochet but they still argue. Styles with a punch and Roode and Styles with a double back elbow. Styles with a Pele kick after avoiding a Roode clothesline. Styles gets a near fall on Roode. Styles with a slam to Ricochet but Nakamura trips Styles and sends him into the ringside barrier. Nakamura with a running knee to the ribs. Nakamura with a forearm to Ricochet's back followed by a gourdbuster to Ricochet. Nakamura kicks Ricochet. Nakamura with knees and he chokes RIcochet in the ropes. Ricochet is put on the turnbuckles and Nakamura iwth a running knee to the ribs.

Nakamura with a reverse exploder but Ricochet lands on his feet. Ricochet with an enzuigiri and Rey with a springboard senton to Nakamura. Ricochet flips over Rey and Ricochet catches Rey on a springboard move. Ricochet blocks a tornado DDT and hits a suplex for a near fall. Styles with a forearm into the corner on Ricochet followed by an Irish whip. Ricochet with a rolling drop kick to Styles. Roode is given a jawbreaker by Ricochet. Roode with an Irish whip but Roode misses a splash and sends Roode into the turnbuckles and Ricochet kicks the turnbuckles.

Ricochet with a springboard clothesline to Roode and Nakamura with Kinshasa to Ricochet for the three count.

Ricochet Eliminated

We go to commercial.

We are back and Rey goes up top and Nakamura kicks Rey. Nakamura sets for a superplex but Styles comes under and goes to the ropes for a double superplex. Roode comes out to go under for the power bomb on the Tower of Doom. Roode gets a near fall on Rey and then a near fall on Styles. Roode gets the trifecta with a near fall on Nakamura. Roode kicks AJ and sends him to the floor. Roode with chops and forearms to Nakamura. Roode with an Irish whip and he misses a splash into the corner. Nakamura with a kick to the back of the head and then he hits a jumping side kick for a near fall. Nakamura with a running knee to Styles for a near fall.

Nakamura sets for Kinshasa on Styles but Styles moves. Nakamura sends AJ to the floor. Rey with a springboard cross body and then Nakamura with a knee. Rey sends Nakamura into the ropes with a head scissors and then he hits a 619. Styles with a forearm to the back of Rey's head and Styles with a brainbuster on the apron. Styles with a forearm to Roode and then he hits a Phenomenal Forearm on Nakamura when Roode moves and Styles pins Nakamura.

Shinsuke Nakamura eliminated

Roode with a GLORIOUS DDT to pin Styles

AJ Styles Eliminated

Roode send Rey back into the ring and he winds up for the GLORIOUS DDT. Rey with a rollup for a near fall. Rey with a head scissors that sends Roode into the ropes. Roode gets out of the ropes and hits a spinebuster for a near fall.

Rey goes to the apron and he hits a shoulder and kicks Roode. Rey goes for a West Coast Pop but Roode blocks it. Rey sends Roode into the ropes and Rey hits the 619 followed by a springboard splash for the three count.

Winner: Rey Mysterio

Backstage:


Seth Rollins is in the back and he is asked about his opponent for next week. Seth says it was a hell of a fight and he earned his opportunity. Seth says this is going to be a dream match. He says he has to face the Fiend at Hell in a Cell and he has to face Braun Strowman tonight. When you are on the top of the mountain, you have to face everyone. Seth says he will survive, prevail, and burn it down inside hell in a cell.

We go to commercial.

- Back from the break and Sasha Banks vs. WWE Women's Tag Team Champion Alexa Bliss is announced for next week's RAW.

Seth Rollins vs. Braun Strowman in a Non Title Match

We go to the ring for tonight's non-title main event as Braun Strowman comes out first. WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins is out next.

The bell rings and they go at it to start. Strowman overpowers early on and takes control. Strowman tosses Rollins around and manhandles him. Rollins jumps on Strowman's back but it back-fires. Strowman tosses Rollins again and he ends up down on the outside. We go back to commercial with Strowman standing tall in the ring.

Back from the break and Rollins looks to turn it around. Rollins goes for a Pedigree but Strowman backdrops him. Strowman runs around the ring and goes to run over Rollins but Rollins jumps into the crowd. Rollins leaps off the barrier but Strowman headbutts him. Strowman brings it back into the ring and splashes Rollins in the corner. Strowman misses in the corner and runs into the ring post. Rollins takes Strowman's leg out and wraps it around the post.

Rollins springboards back in with a knee to the head. Rollins with a superkick to the head for a pin attempt but Braun launches him off. Rollins goes for another Sleeper hold now, bringing Strowman to one knee in the middle of the ring.

Strowman powers up and rams Rollins back into the turnbuckles. Strowman runs into a superkick. Rollins goes to the top and hits a Blockbuster. Rollins finally covers for a 2 count but Strowman kicks out. Rollins goes back to the top and hits a big Frogsplash in the middle of the ring. Rollins goes right back up and hits a second Frogsplash for a 2 count. Rollins keeps fighting and sends Strowman to the floor. Rollins nails a pair of suicide dives to stun Strowman. Rollins goes for a third dive but stumbles and Strowman catches him, then chokeslams him back into the apron.

Strowman runs around the ring and levels Rollins on the floor. Strowman comes back with a shoulder tackle. Strowman with a running powerslam on the floor. Strowman brings it back into the ring. Strowman keeps control and scoops Rollins for another powerslam but it looks like "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt has arrived.

We hear the familiar sounds as the lights go down. The lights start flashing as we see Wyatt bringing Strowman down in the middle of the ring with the Mandible Claw. Wyatt screams as he grounds Strowman with the Claw. Rollins watches while down in the corner, like last week. Wyatt crawls over and taunts Rollins, also like last week Wyatt crawls back to Strowman and takes him down again with the Mandible. Wyatt laughs while punishing Strowman this time. Fans chant "holy s--t!" as Wyatt turns back to Rollins and then back to Strowman. The lights go dark as we hear Wyatt's laugh across the arena. RAW goes off the air.

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