Monday, September 30, 2019

WWE RAW Results (9/30) - Phoenix, AZ

WWE RAW Results (9/30) - Phoenix, AZ
We are live from the Talking Sticks Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ, as new pyro hits and Vic Joseph, Dio Maddin, and Jerry Lawler welcome us to RAW.

Rey Mysterio makes his way to the stage, but he is not dressed to wrestle. We see Rey's son Dominick in the crowd as Rey acknowledges him.

Rey says hello, he says he will be facing Seth Rollins later tonight for the Universal Championship. He points out his son in the crowd and says it is because of him that he is here so he is going to dedicate this match to Dominick.

Brock Lesnar's music interrupts Rey and he is on the stage with Paul Heyman. They make their way to the ring.

Brock takes the mic from Rey and hands it to Paul, but Rey takes it back before Paul can say anything other than "ladies'.

Rey goes to speak something in Spanish but Lesnar grabs him and drops him in the middle of the ring with a big F5. The boos get louder. Lesnar scoops Rey for another big F5 as Dominick looks on. Lesnar exits the ring and stares Dominick down. Dominick sits back down in his seat. Lesnar grabs Rey's son and manhandles him over the barrier. Lesnar grabs Dominick again and rams his back into the ring post, then drops him on the floor. Heyman is shocked and tries to calm Lesnar. Lesnar launches Dominick into the ring as we see fans looking on shocked in the crowd. Lesnar manhandles Dominick again as Rey watches from the mat. Officials rush down from the back as Lesnar drops Rey with another F5.

Lesnar goes to leave but he comes back to deliver a big suplex to Rey and a big suplex to his son as Heyman screams at him to stop. Lesnar exits the ring again and Heyman continues pleading with him. Officials check on Rey and his son as they try to recover. Referees try to back Lesnar up the ramp but he's coming back to the ring. He unloads on one producer and stomps away on him. Lesnar kicks another out of the ring, perhaps Fit Finlay. Lesnar manhandles Rey again and kicks him out of the ring along with his son. Lesnar paces around the ring to a mixed reaction now, mostly boos. Fans chant "asshole!" at Lesnar now. He takes his shirt off and laughs at the crowd. Lesnar raises his arms in the air as the boos get louder.

We see Rey down on the outside, checking on his son, who is still laid out. Lesnar marches up the ramp and to the back. We go to commercial.

- We are back with a look back at what Brock Lesnar did to Rey Mysterio and Dominick Mysterio. We see footage of Dominick being put on a stretcher during the commercial break and Rey apologizing to Dominick.

Sasha Banks vs. Alexa Bliss

Sasha Banks is out first, Alexa Bliss is next. Just when we are ready for the match, Becky Lynch makes her way to the ring to sit at the commentary table.

The bell rings and they go at it to start. Bliss turns it around in the corner and works Banks over. Bliss charges but gets sent to the apron and then knocked off to the floor. Banks climbs the corner and talks trash to Becky. Becky stands on top of the announce team and yells back as fans pop. Lynch raises the title in the air as Banks continues taunting her from the ring. The screen splits into 3 boxes as we go to a quick break, a plug for Gears of War 5 with Batista

Back from the short break and Banks traps Bliss in the apron but Bliss blocks a shot. Banks drops her. Lynch is still standing up on the announce table. Banks brings Bliss back into the ring for a 2 count. Banks keeps control and we hear sirens. It sounds like someone may be interfering and people stand up in the crowd to look at the ramp. It's just the ambulance in the back. Bliss ends up turning it around and sending Banks face-first into the turnbuckles.

Bliss mounts offense with a series of clotheslines now. Bliss keeps control until Banks charges with a big knee to the jaw for a 2 count. Bliss counters and rocks Banks a few times. Banks blocks a shot and goes down but pleads for Bliss to take it easy. She calls for SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley and is just suckering Bliss in to get the pin to win.

Winner: Sasha Banks

After the match, Lynch walks down the ramp as Banks stares her down. Lynch enters the ring and they start brawling. Lynch takes it to the mat and back up. Banks retreats and runs through the crowd as Lynch looks on from the ring. Becky takes the mic and she asks Sasha where is she going because they were just getting started. You can run now, but on Sunday, you are not leaving that town until she is done with Sasha. You made it personal and Sasha says she is going to make it painful. Retribution is coming around.

- Still to come, Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan will be on MizTV. Lawler talks about Rey Mysterio vs. Seth Rollins being up in the air for tonight. Still to come, a new Firefly Fun House episode from Bray Wyatt.

- We go to the ring and out first come RAW Tag Team Champions Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler. They head to the ring together as we go back to commercial.

Backstage:

We are back with Charly Caruso and a look at what happened last week with Seth Rollins and The Fiend.

Seth Rollins joins Charly and Seth wants to talk about what Brock did to Rey and Dominick. Seth says he is disappointed and disgusted with Brock. He does not know how to game plan for something like Bray Wyatt. This title means too much to him to go quietly. He will survive and he will prevail. He will walk out as the Universal Champion. Tonight, is the season premiere of Raw and Rey is in no condition to compete tonight, but when he is heatlhy, Rey has a title match waiting for him. Seth says he promised a Universal Title Match tonight and they will get it. This will be an opportunity for someone to step up. Tonight, he will burn it down.

RAW Tag Team Title Match: Heavy Machinery vs. Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler

Rome does formal ring introductions before the match. Ziggler and Tucker go at it to start, going back and forth. Tucker drops Ziggler with a pair of shoulders. Tucker goes on and connects with a big dropkick for a 2 count. Tucker lifts Ziggler in the air for a suplex and holds him. Otis tags in and takes the suplex over, keeping Ziggler high in the air. Otis finally drops Ziggler with the suplex for a close 2 count. Roode comes in but Otis ends up running them both over. Tucker tags back in and they both hit a suplex on the champions at the same time. Tucker and Otis with more offense as they clear the ring and stand tall for a pop. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and the champions take over. Roode mounts offense on Tucker and launches him into the barrier on the outside. Roode brings it back in for a 2 count on Tucker. Ziggler tags in and ends up hitting a neckbreaker on Tucker for a 2 count. Ziggler keeps Tucker grounded now as Otis tries to rally fans for a comeback. Ziggler takes Tucker back down and keeps him grounded with a submission. Roode comes back in and Tucker looks to turn it around but Roode catches him with a big Spinebuster for a 2 count.

Ziggler tags back in for some double teaming to keep Tucker down. Ziggler talks trash and slaps Tucker around, taunting him. Tucker blocks a dropkick and launches Ziggler into the corner face-first into the post. Otis waits for a tag. Otis and Roode tag in at the same time. Otis unloads and also splashes Ziggler in the corner. Otis with another big slam to Ziggler. Roode rocks Otis but he just takes the strikes and hulks up in his own way. Otis scoops Roode and tosses him over his head for a pop.

Otis goes for the Caterpillar but Ziggler runs in. Otis spins Ziggler around and slams him. Otis splashes Roode in the corner and he also goes down. Fans pop as Otis does the Caterpillar, dropping elbows on both opponents. Roode slides out of a move and Otis runs into boots. Roode comes off the top but Otis catches him. Tucker tags in for the big double team but Ziggler hits a Zig Zag on Tucker, then a superkick to Otis. Ziggler and Roode turn things around. Ziggler superkicks Tucker and Roode follows up with a Glorious DDT to Tucker for the pin to retain.

Winners: Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler

- Ric Flair walks in the back with Hulk Hogan and Jimmy Hart in split screen as we go to commercial.

Miz TV:

We are back out comes The Miz for another must see edition of MizTV. Mi stops on the stage as pyro rains down above him.

Miz takes the mic and welcomes everyone to MizTV. He sends his thoughts to Rey Mysterio and his son, which gets some boos from fans. Miz mentions how his second daughter was recently born, and fans pop, and he adds that there's no telling what he would do if someone put their hands on his kids like Brock Lesnar did. Miz moves on and hypes up tonight's big edition of MizTV. Miz gives a big introduction for his first guest and out comes WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair. The Nature Boy hits the ring and gives Miz some props. Miz hypes up his next guests and out comes WWE Hall of Famers Hulk Hogan and Jimmy Hart.

The Hulkster and The Mouth of the South get the crowd riled up some more. Miz jokes with Hart and refers to himself as the third Legend in the ring. Flair jokes that he had to hear Hogan's music for 30 years and he's tired of it. Hogan responds with a "Wooo!" back at Flair. Miz says we had to hear those for longer but we all loved it. Flair tells Miz to not change the subject. There seemed to be a little bit of awkward tension there, mainly from Flair's side. Miz has everyone take a seat. He asks Hogan what it's like to look across the ring and see The Nature Boy. Hogan talks about being back on RAW and back in Phoenix. Fans pop big time. Hogan puts Flair over and comments on being back in the ring with greatness, his friend Flair. Flair ends up standing back up and saying no one can touch him in the ring, especially Hogan. Flair says he has on equal in the squared circle, and that includes Hogan, tonight.

Hogan stands up and says it sounds like Flair just wants to take one more run at the pythons. Fans pop as Flair stands up and takes his jacket off. Flair asks Hogan if he wants one more shot. Flair bounces off the rope and Hogan does the "...you!" gimmick in response. Hogan tries to calm Flair down, saying they're definitely not spring chickens anymore. Fans chant "one more match!" now. Hogan says that doesn't mean that they can't add another page to their legacy. Flair says he's dreamed of getting a paycheck with as many zeros as Hogan. Miz announces a 5 vs. 5 match at WWE Crown Jewel on October 31 in Saudi Arabia, Team Hogan vs. Team Flair. Flair and Hogan will be the coaches. Hogan introduces his Team Captain and out comes WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins.

Rollins hits the ring and taunts Flair with Hogan by his side. Flair introduces his Team Captain and out comes Randy Orton. Orton says he needs Rollins' undivided attention so he needs Rollins to remove his head from Hogan's ass. Orton reveals that they will announce their partners over the next few weeks. Orton challenges Rollins to a Captain vs. Captain match, and Rollins accepts. They start clearing the ring of the MizTV set.

Seth Rollins w/ Hulk Hogan vs. Randy Orton w/ Ric Flair

We see the crew removing the apron cover and everything else from MizTV, instead of going to a commercial. Before the match can begin, the music hits and out comes King Baron Corbin.

Orton takes advantage of the distraction and drops Rollins. Corbin hits the ring and nails Rollins with his scepter from behind. Corbin and Orton double team Rollins now. The music hits and out comes Rusev to make the save. Rusev unloads on Orton and Corbin as fans cheer him on. Rusev blocks the RKO and nails a big Machka Kick. Rusev with more big kicks to King Corbin now. Rollins sends Orton over the barrier into the crowd. Orton comes back over and stumbles around the ringside area. Fans chant for Rusev as he stands tall with Rollins in the ring. "Real American" starts back up as Rollins and Rusev join Hogan and Hart on the stage.

- Footage is shown from earlier in the night of Dominick being loaded into an ambulance. Mysterio removed his mask, but his face is obscured by the glare of a light.

- Seth Rollins will still defend his Universal Championship tonight against a mystery opponent. Back to commercial.

Backstage:

We are back and Chalry Caruso stops Rusev to ask where is Lana. Rusev does not answer Charly's question. He is asked what prompted him to return to WWE and what does he want to accomplish. Rusev says he is not here to talk about his problems at home but he is here to talk about Seth Rollins' problems at work. No one else came to help Seth. Rusev says he challenges Seth to a Universal Title match tonight.

Backstage:

We go to AOP in Aleister Black's room. Akam says they grew up apart but they come from similar places. They live by the sword and die by the sword. Rezar talks about living for violence and loving violence. He who is the violence becomes the Author of Pain.

- The Viking Raiders make their way to the ring as we go to commercial.

The Viking Raiders vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson

Gallows and Ivar start things off and Gallows with a shoulder tackle and Gallows with a forearm. Anderson tags in and Ivar runs Anderson into the corner and Erik tags in. Ivar with a knee and Erik with a knee. Erik sends Anderson into the turnbuckles and Ivar tags in and kicks Anderson and connects with a knee to the midsection. Ivar with a running knee to the head for a near fall. Ivar with a kick and Anderson kicks back and tags in Gallows. Ivar tries to slam Gallows but Gallows gets to his feet and he connects with an elbow in the corner. Gallows with punches to Ivar. Gallows with knees in the corner. Gallows gets a near fall. Gallows punches Ivar and Anderson tags in. Anderson runs into an elbow and Erik tags in.

Erik with a kick and knee to Anderson followed by a rolling elbow. Gallows stops Erik and Erik with a hip lock and knee as we go to commercial.

We are back and Anderson with elbows to Erik and Gallows tags in for a neck breaker and belly-to-back suplex combination for a near fall. Erik with a forearm and both men are down. ivar and Anderson tag in and Ivar with a shoulder tackle and side slam followed by a cross body. Anderson moves when Ivar charges into the corner. Ivar with a seated splash and then he hits a clothesline after doing a cartwheel. Erik tags in and Ivar with a springboard clothesline while Erik hits a German suplex.

Gallows sends Ivar to the floor. Anderson with an uppercut and Gallows tags in. Erik with a forearm but Gallows with a choke slam for a near fall. Ivar with a suicide dive to Anderson and then Ivar tags in and Erik with a choke slam and Ivar with a splash for the three count.

Winners: The Viking Raiders

Backstage:


Charly Caruso tells us Rey and Dominick Mysterio will not be returning to Raw tonight. Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar want to address what they did. Cesaro shows up and he says he does not care what people think. It was not criminal what Brock did. The only thing Brock did that was criminal, he would have done it to Rey and Dominick.

Ricochet shows up and says that you wouldn't do that because you are not half the man that Rey is. Cesaro says he is twice the size of Rey. Ricochet says if you want to prove it, he will be in the ring waiting. We go to commercial.

Ricochet vs. Cesaro

Ricochet with a drop kick as the bell rings and he gets a near fall. Ricochet with an elbow and he goes for a head scissors but Cesaro pushes him away and hits a clothesline. Cesaro catches Ricochet on a leap frog attempt and connects with an elbow. Ricochet sends Cesaro over the top rope and Ricochet hits a Fosbury Flop onto Cesaro. Ricochet with a forearm to the back and they return to the ring. Cesaro catches Ricochet off the turnbuckles and hits a backbreaker for a near fall. Cesaro with kicks and a European uppercut for a near fall.

Ricochet with a forearm and Cesaro presses Ricochet over his head and hits a knee for a near fall. Ricochet goes for a rollup as he escapes the Gotch Style Neutralizer. Cesaro misses a shoulder in the corner and he hits the ring post. Ricochet with a kick and West Coast Pop for the three count.

Winner: Ricochet

After the match, Ricochet celebrates and stands tall as his music hits. We go to replays.

- Still to come, a new Firefly Fun House episode. Back to commercial.

Firefly Fun House:

We are back with the Firefly FunHouse.

All of the residents of the Funhouse are quaking in fear. Bray Wyatt shows up and he sees that Ramblin Rabbit has passed out. Bray says he is gone and then tosses him aside. He asks everyone else what is going on. They are all worried about what the Fiend is going to do to Seth Rollins. Bray tells everyone to calm down. It is okay to be scared and Bray says he is scared. There is nothing like Hell in a Cell. Huskus asks what is it like. Bray says it is like a world without chocolate but worse. It is a place to inflict pain and suffering. You can enter, but you truly can't leave without emotional scars. Seth will be trapped in there with HIM. Mercy asks what is going to happen to him.

Bray says he thinks HE will always protect this place and them. Bray says he has a good feeling that HE'll come back no matter what. Bray says he does not think Seth will be as fortunate. Bray says he has a bad feeling that HE cannot wait to hurt Seth.

Bray says he will find HIM and tell HIM to be nice to Seth Rollins. Bray laughs and says just kidding. LET ME IN.

AJ Styles vs. Cedric Alexander for the United States Championship

We go back to the ring and out comes WWE United States Champion AJ Styles. AJ hits the ring and poses. The music hits and out next comes Cedric Alexander. We get formal ring introductions from Rome.

Styles with shoulders and a chop. Alexander floats over and hits a handstand head scissors followed by a rollup for a near fall. Alexander with a drop kick and he gets a near fall. Alexander with a drop kick followed by a running knee that sends AJ to the floor. Styles with a forearm to stop a dive to the floor. Alexander drop kicks AJ into the turnbuckles. AJ sends Alexander to the apron and Alexander goes for a springboard move but AJ catches Alexander and drops him on the top rope. Styles with a pescado as we go to commercial.

We are back and Alexander with punches. Alexander goes to the apron and connects with a shoulder followed by a slingshot flatliner. Both men struggle to get back to their feet. Styles charges into a knee from Alexander. Alexander with a Neuralizer but Styles with forearms. Alexander with an elbow and Alexander with a kick from a fireman's carry position for a near fall. Styles with elbows to block the Lumbar Check. Styles with a reverse DDT for a near fall. Alexander blocks a Styles Clash and AJ is sent to the apron.

AJ with a forearm and he sets for teh Phenonemal Forearm but Alexander moves. Cedric with a Michinoku Driver for a near fall. Styles with a German suplex and he holds on for a gourdbuster out of an atomic drop for a near fall. Styles sets for the Styles Clash but Cedric counters and gets a rollup for a near fall. Styles rolls through on a Lumbar Check set up and hits a Styles Clash for the three count.

Winner: AJ Styles

Backstage:

The Street Profits are in the back and Montez says they are here to usher in a new era. They are going to answer the question that everyone is asking. Angelo asks when will the Street Profits be in action. Montez says they will be on Wednesday night because THEY ARE NXT. Montez says they will take back their NXT Tag Team Championship. But that is two days away. Angelo mentions the Universal Championship Match. Montez tells Angelo not to mention The Fiend's name because if you mention his name three times, he will appear.

- Lacey Evans makes her way to the ring for her match against Natalya. But first... Wr go to commercial.

Lacey Evans vs. Natalya

They lock up and Lacey with a shoulder tackle and Lacey pulls out a napkin from under her gear and wipes her brow and tosses it at Natalya. Lacey with an Irish whip but she misses a splash. Natalya with a slingshot atomic drop and Natalya runs over Lacey and hits a drop kick. Lacey drops Natalya on the top rope and then sends Natalya into the ring steps. Lacey slams Natalya's head into the mat. Lacey with a cobra clutch. Lacey with an Irish whip and hesitation bronco buster for a near fall.

Lacey returns to the Cobra Clutch. Natalya escapes but Lacey with a neck breaker. Lacey walks across Natalya. Lacey goes to the turnbuckles but Natalya pulls Lacey to the mat. Lacey misses a forearm in the corner and Natalya with forearms. Natalya with a discus clothesline for a near fall. Natalya goes for a Sharpshooter but Lacey kicks her away. Natalya with punches but Lacey with a rake of teh eyes and a rollup and a handful of tights for the three count.

Winner: Lacey Evans

After the match, Natalya gets on her feet and Lacey with the Women's Right knock her out. We go to commercial.

- We are back with footage of John Cena on Ellen today announcing the Fit Ops organization.

- We take a look back at what happened at the start of Raw between Brock Lesnar and the Mysterio family.

Backstage:

Paul Heyman is in the back with Sarah Schreiber and he says his client's actions were wanton and wreckless. If you want someone to blame, don't blame them, blame Vince McMahon for allowing him to schedule Brock for the season premiere of Raw when he is in fight mode. There are a lot of wannabe tough guys and not one of them can do a damn thing about what Brock did to Rey and Dominick. They will not be able to do a damn thing about what Brock is going to do to Kofi Kingston on Friday night. Paul says his client lines up the victims and on he makes a spoiler. You will hear Your winner and new WWE Champion Brock Lesnar.

Backstage:

Charly Caruso is in the back and she is with Maria Kanellis. Charly asks about what is going on with the baby. Maria says she cannot believe that Charly is bringing up Rusev because he is not the father and he has enough to worry about with his home situation.

Sasha takes the mic and she tells Becky that she calls herself the man, but you are not man enough. If you want carnage, you will see carnage at Hell in a Cell when you tap out. There have only been two women Hell in a Cell matches and she was in the first. No man will win her match.

- We see a limo arrive in the parking lot as we go to commercial.

- We are back and we see Baron Corbin and Randy Orton on the stage for the main event.

Rusev vs. Seth Rollins for the Universal Championship

We go to the ring for tonight's main event and out first comes Rusev. WWE United States Champion Seth Rollins is out next. We get formal ring introductions from Rome.

The bell rings and they go at it. We see Randy Orton and King Baron Corbin watching from the stage, representing Team Ric Flair against Team Hulk Hogan's Rusev and Rollins for the ten-man match at Crown Jewel. More back and forth between the two now. Rollins unloads with strikes but they do nothing. Rusev catches Rollins in mid-move and manhandles him. Rollins ends up on the outside trying to recover. Graphics for The Fiend flash on the screen as we go back to commercial with Rollins on the outside.

Back from the break and Rollins ends up hitting a Blockbuster. Rusev and Rollins trade more shots now. Rollins unloads and hits a Slingblade in the middle of the ring. Rusev blocks a suplex but Rollins counters. Rollins dumps Rusev over the top rope to the floor. Rollins runs the ropes for a suicide dive, sending Rusev into the barrier. Rollins runs the ropes again and hits another dive into the barrier. Rollins brings Rusev back into the ring and goes to the top. Rollins with a crossbody but Rusev rolls through. Rusev can't pick him back up and Rollins rolls him for a 2 count.

Rusev comes right back with a kick to the face. Rusev powers up and drops Rollins with a big side slam. We see Orton and Corbin watching from the stage again. Rusev waits for Rollins to get back up as fans do dueling chants. Rusev goes for the Machka Kick but Rollins ducks and rolls him for a 2 count. Rollins with a superkick. They trade counters and Rollins hits a Falcon Arrow in the middle of the ring for another 2 count. Fans pop as Rollins looks to put Rusev away. Rollins with a kick to the gut. Rusev avoids a Stomp and sends Rollins to the apron. Rollins rocks Rusev with an elbow. Rollins springboards in and Rusev catches him with a kick.

The music interrupts and out comes Bobby Lashley making his return to a mixed reaction. Rusev and Rollins look on from the ring. Lashley motions for the title around his waist as Orton and Corbin watch from the stage. Lashley motions for something from the back but it's not appearing. Lana's music hits a nd out she comes, joining Lashley on the stage. Rusev looks on from the ring and he's not happy. Lashley hugs her and she smiles. They look back at Rusev in the ring, then turn to each other and kiss. Rusev is furious. Lana and Lashley make out some more on the stage as she wraps her leg around him. Rusev stares at them as the kiss continues. The lights start going down in the arena. Rusev is in the ring, Rollins is on the outside.

"The Fiend" Bray Wyatt is here. Wyatt attacks Rollins at ringside with the Mandible Claw. Wyatt brings Rollins down before the lights flash again and the horror sounds play. Now all we hear is Wyatt's laugh echoing in the arena. The final RAW before Hell In a Cell goes off the air.

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