WWE Raw Results – September 3, 2018
Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw.
Braun Strowman makes his way to the ring and he is joined by Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre
Braun says he has something for all of you to see before he speaks and we see what happened last week when Braun found two new friends.
Braun says that is what he calls justice. He says he tried to do this face to face, monster to man. He told Roman Reigns he would look him in the eyes when he cashed in his briefcase. All Roman had to do was accept his beating and accept his fate.
Roman had to get his brothers to put up a shield around Roman. Braun says that without Dean and Seth, the Universal Title would be his. With them, it would not happen. Braun says he does not care if you like it or not. Roman says he has a pack of his own now and he will show you that this is his yard.
When they are locked in a place no one can get in or get out, he will dismantle you. He will break you down and he will take what is his, the Universal Championship.
Drew says he wants everyone to take a moment and look at them. Drew says the Shield has had their time, but now it is over. You are looking at the new Kings of the Jungle and they are going to feast on their bloody carcasses.
Dolph says they will be the most dominant force in WWE history. More dominant than the Nation of Domination. More dominant than Degeneration X. They will be more dominant than the Shield. They are going to leave you laying, embarrassed, and decimated. You started this but we are going end it.
The Shield’s music interrupts and they make their way through the Classic concourse entrance.
Baron Corbin sends the roster to the ring to go after The Shield and since they attack one at a time, The Shield takes care of all of them.
The Shield get on the apron and then Baron sends the rest of the roster to stop The Shield and they have the same result.
All six men get in the ring and they pair off.
Even more people come to the ring as the brawl continues in the ring.
They are finally separated but Rollins and Reigns get free to show that even wrestlers are as ineffective as security and referees.
Braun, Dolph, and Drew are outside the ring and held but Roman, Dean, and Seth have nothing in their way.
Dean, Seth, and Roman, after seeing a wall of wrestlers, break through and head for the endzone.
We are back with a Moments Ago Moment of the brawl involving the roster trying to stop Braun and his Friends from attacking The Shield.
We are in the back and the Shield are being arrested and put into a police vehicle while Baron tries to talk to them and say he will fix this.
Match Number One: NIkki Bella and Brie Bella versus Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan (with Ruby Riott)
Nikki and Liv start things off and Liv mocks Nikki with a You Can’t See Me. Liv goes into the ropes and then she tags Sarah in. They lock up. Nikki with a waist lock and a double leg take down for a near fall. Nikki with an arm wringer and arm bar. Nikki with another arm wringer and she gets a near fall. Nikki gets Sarah on her shoulders but Sarah gets to her feet and she pulls Nikki to the mat by the hair. Sarah with an arm bar.
Nikki escapes the hold and misses a splash into the corner. Nikki with an elbow and tornado divorce court for a near fall. Brie tags in and they kick Sarah and hit a double Codebreaker for a near fall. Brie with a wrist lock. Sarah picks up Brie and Brie with a sunset flip but Liv is tagged in and she kicks Brie and gets a near fall. Liv with a reverse chin lock. Brie with forearms to Liv but Liv with a matrix and a handful of hair for a near fall. Sarah tags in and connects with forearms. Brie with a drop kick. Brie sets for kicks to Sarah.
Brie drop kicks Liv and then she sets for running knees to Sarah and Liv but Ruby gets on the apron to try to distract Brie. Brie goes for a suicide dive and Sarah with a punch.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Sarah with a Cobra Clutch on Brie. Brie with punches and an escape. Sarah keeps Brie from making the tag and puts Brie in her corner. Sarah screams and Brie kicks her away and hits a missile drop kick. Liv tags in and stops Brie but Brie kicks Liv away and Nikki tags in. NIkki with clotheslines and a drop kick followed by a facebuster. Nikki with a running clothesline into the corner followed by a springboard round kick for a near fall. Sarah breaks up the cover but Nikki sends Sarah to teh floor. Nikki with a forearm to Ruby.
Brie with a suicide dive. Liv gets a near fall with a rollup. Nikki with a TKO for the three count.
Winners: Nikki Bella and Brie Bella
We are told that the Bellas will team with Ronda Rousey to face the Riott Squad in Australia.
Baron Corbin is on the phone and he is getting instructions from Stephanie.
Finn Balor is in the office and he is smiling. Finn says he wants a rematch tonight.
Baron asks if Finn thinks he has times to hear Finn’s demands. Baron says he makes the matches.
Finn says that Baron makes the matches but changes the rules. Finn says that he thinks Baron is compensating for something with all of his power plays. Finn wants to see who the better man is tonight.
Baron says that Finn talks a big game for a little guy. Baron tells Finn he has his rematch and it will be in two hours in the main event.
We are back and Bobby Roode and Chad Gable are in the back. They are asked about their debut as a tag team.
Chad says he keeps a close eye on everything and he has been captivated by the way Bobby Roode carries himself in the spotlight. Chad says being in a tag team is what he does best.
Bobby appreciates the comments from a former champion and he says it is time to show them.
Konnor takes the mic and he says a flash in the pan who couldn’t make it in the singles division and a sawed off duck butt.
Match Number Two: Bobby Roode and Chad Gable versus Konnor and Viktor
Gable and Viktor start things off and Gable with two overhead belly-to-belly suplexes. Gable with a German suplex to Konnor and then to Viktor. Gable with a German suplex to Viktor. Roode tags in and he sends Viktor into the turnbuckles. Roode with a suplex for a near fall. Konnor tags in and he kicks Roode in the corner. Viktor tags in and they double team Roode and get a near fall. Viktor with a reverse chin lock. Roode with a punch but Viktor with a forearm and leaping fist drop for a near fall.
Konnor tags in and hits an elbow drop for a near fall. Konnor with a reverse chin lock. Konnor with a knee and forearm before tagging Viktor back in. Viktor with kicks and he gets a near fall. Viktor with a reverse chin lock. Roode with punches and elbows but Viktor with a forearm and punches. Gable makes the tag and he connects with forearms. Gable with a cross body and then he drop kicks Konnor to the floor. Gable with an exploder to Viktor and then Gable is sent to the apron but he hits a cannonball onto Konnor.
Gable with a missile drop kick to Viktor. Gable with Chaos Theory to Viktor for the three count.
Winners: Chad Gable and Bobby Roode
Elias is in the back and he is talking to someone about his album.
Elias says he strongly dislikes women who hit men. That is exactly what Trish Stratus did to him last week. She interrupted him and then she embarrassed herself.
Elias says he had different thoughts as he came into Columbus. He says if Columbus knew that his name would be associated with this city, he would have turned around and gone back to Europe. Elias asks what is a Buckeye. It’s not like a Wovlerine that they have in Michigan.
Alexa Bliss makes her way to the ring with Alicia Fox and Mickie James.
Alexa says that she has this. Alexa says Columbus is the birthplace of The Goddess. Alexa says she graduated from high school in this very building. She says that there is a chant they do in the Buckeye State. Alexa says that is the imbeciles in Ohio and they respond like sheep. Alexa says that Elias is 100% right about this town. Alexa says she could not get out of this dump quick enough. Alexa says she recognizes some of the people in the crowd from high school.
Alexa says she does not want to draw on her awesomeness and she wants to apologize for the actions of Trish Stratus. Is Trish trying to send the message that you can slap people more talented than you. Alexa says she does not want to talk to Ronda or her pet cat Nattie.
Elias is interrupted by Ronda Rousey and Natalya.
Match Number Three: Natalya (with Ronda Rousey) versus Alexa Bliss (with Alicia Fox and Mickie James)
They lock up and Natalya with a side head lock take down. Alexa with a head scissors and Natalya escapes. Alexa gets to the ropes and goes to the apron. They lock up and Natalya with a wrist lock. Alexa with a reversal. Natalya with a reversal and fireman’s carry into an arm bar. Alexa with a head scissors but Natalya escapes. Alexa goes into the ropes and forces Natalya to break. Natalya blocks a kick and puts Alexa’s leg down. They shake hands and Natalya stomps on the hand. Natalya with a slingshot atomic drop followed by a drop kick for a near fall.
Alexa with a forearm and Natalya is down. Alexa kicks Natalya in the corner. Alicia and Mickie attack Natalya while Alexa deals with the referee. Alexa with a DDT and then applies an arm bar. Natalya screams in pain and taps out.
Winner: Alexa Bliss
After the match, Alexa refuses to release the hold and Ronda gets into the ring.
Alexa tries to attack Ronda but Ronda stops her. Ronda with three judo throws by Ronda. Alexa clips Ronda and sends her to the floor. Alexa sends Ronda into the ring steps. Ronda with punches to Alexa and Alexa goes to the floor.
Mike Rome provides an update on Twitter about what happened with The Shield.
Baron Corbin yells at a production assistant. He wants his watch to shine and sparkle so he tells him to do it.
Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler, and Drew McIntyre enter. It is a shame that the Shield got arrested but they are here for competition. Dolph says they are not asking and this is their show now. Dolph says he cannot invoke his rematch clause so they want a tag title match.
Baron says that the Revival already have a match.
Drew asks what happens if the Revival are not good to go.
Baron says if that happens, he will have to make other arrangements.
Braun looks at Baron and breathes deeply. Braun suggests that Baron does his job tonight and find him some competition.
The Revival are in the interview area. They are asked about their comments from last week. Scott says everything they said was the truth.
Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler attack Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder.
Dolph and Drew walk in the back as we go to commercial.
Match Number Four: Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas versus Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
The Revival do not make their way to the ring because of the attack prior to the commercial break.
Instead . . .
Match Number Four: Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas versus Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
Axel and Drew start things off. Drew knocks Bo off the apron and then Drew follows with a clothesline and overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Dolph tags in and they set for the Zig Zag and Claymore combination but Bo pulls the ropes down. Axel with a rollup for a near fall and then he gets a near fall with a rollupo. Bo tags in and Ziggler misses a splash. Bo with a running forearm and then he clotheslines Ziggler over the top rope. McIntyre is clotheslined over the top rope by Curtis and Bo as we go to commercial.
We are back and Drew with an arm bar on Dallas. Drew with an overhead belly-to-belly throw for a near fall. Drew with a suplex and he gets a near fall. Drew with an arm bar. Bo tries to make the tag but Drew pulls Dallas to the mat. Dolph tags in and he chokes Bo in the ropes. Dolph with a drop kick for a near fall. Drew tags in and he puts Bo on the turnbuckles and chops him. Bo with a punch and boot to the head. Bo with a tornado DDT and both men are down.
Bo with a neck breaker and both men are down. Dolph and Curtis tag in and Curtis with a clothesline and punches to Drew. Axel with a back elbow and snap mare followed by a leap frog neck snap. Axel with a kick and Son of PerfectPlex but Drew breaks up the cover. Drew with a suplex throw to Axel. Bo with forearms to Drew but Drew sends Bo into the turnbuckles. Axel with a rollup for a near fall. Dolph with a super kick and he tags Drew in.
They set for the Claymore and Zig Zag combination for the three count.
Winners: Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler (new champions)
Akam, Rezar, and Drake Maverick walk in the back.
We go to commercial.
Drake Maverick joins Akam and Rezar on the stage and he follows them to the ring.
Drake has a mic and he introduces himself and he mentions he is the General Manager of 205 Live. He says he is also the manager of AOP. He says he will make these men the WWE Raw Tag Team Champions.
Match Number Five: Akam and Rezar (with Drake Maverick) versus Keith Thompson and Jimmy James
Akam with a clothesline to Thompson and then he pulls James into the ring from the apron. Rezar tags in and they hit a pop up running Death Valley Driver into the turnbuckles. They get Thompson and James up for Super Collider and power bombs. Akam gets the three count.
Winners: Akam and Rezar
We get comments from the same people from last week about the Triple H versus Undertaker match in Australia.
We are back and Natalya tells Ronda Rousey that she is not feeling like herself. The Bellas enter to check on Natalya. Natalya says she needs a minute. Brie and Nikki talk about how there is no one like Ronda in WWE. Brie says that there is more than winning matches. Nikki says that Ronda encouraged them to come back and they offer their help as training partners. Ronda says that she is good with Natalya. Nikki offers Ronda help outside the ring.
Shawn Michaels makes his way to the ring.
Shawn says that they are talking about the last time ever between The Undertaker and Triple H in Melbourne. That match will be so insane that Shawn will fly 98 hours to see the match personally. It will be something that we are never going to forget. Shawn says he can almost guarantee it.
Shawn says he was surprised to see how many people picked the Undertaker. He would have understood if the Wrestlemania streak was intact. Shawn says he was surprised to hear people say that the Undertaker has the advantage. Shawn says that his Texas buddy Steve Austin are in agreement because they both think that Triple H is going to win.
Shawn says that you might not think he is objective because Hunter is his best friend. The fact of the matter is that it is purely professional. The Undertaker needs to understand that HHH is still the Game and the Cerebral Assassin. Hunter has a lot more left in the tank than Undertaker. The Cerebral Assassin will cerebrally assassinate the Undertaker. There is nothing . . .
The Undertaker’s gong sounds and the lights go out.
We see the lightning and effects as the building turns blue.
The Undertaker makes his way to the ring.
Undertaker says he thinks this just became personal. How long was it, 20 years that you and Triple H were best friends? In those 20 years, he took the best that you had and the best that Triple H had and he put both of you down. In the process, he reached in and took part of your soul. Your egos cannot accept it. You chose Triple H because he took the one thing from you that was most important . . . your career.
Shawn asks Taker is that what he thinks this is about. Shawn says he is a man of his word. Somebody had to restore faith in the system. Everyone else can go back on their word after six months. Shawn says he has stayed away and stayed true to his retirement because he is a man of his word. He is a man of honor and a man of integrity. He stayed retired out of respect for the system, out of respect for the fans, and he stayed retired out of respect for Undertaker.
Every time he steps into an arena, he hears people chanting for one more match.
Taker asks Shawn if it is about respect.
Shawn says he always hears the calls for one more match. Half that locker room is beating down his door every year for a dream match at Wrestlemania. Shawn says he turns down millions of dollars for one more match. Shawn says he stayed retired out of respect for the Undertaker.
Taker asks if it is respect or is it fear. If you had ever chosen to come out of retirement, there would only be one person you come after and it would be him. Undertaker says he would put Shawn down all over again. Taker says everyone knows it. He says there is one more thing you need to know. He will put Shawn’s buddy, Triple H, down again.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Finn Balor is in his locker room and Baron Corbin enters the room and says that with everything that is going on, you are going to have a match, but not against him. It will be against Braun Strowman.
We get an update from Mike Rome on the Shield’s current status.
Match Number Six: Bayley and Sasha Banks versus Ember Moon and Dana Brooke (with Apollo Crews and Titus O’Neil)
Dana and Bayley start things off and they lock up. Sasha tags in and they send Dana into the turnbuckles and follow with a snap mare. Bayley with a clothesline while Sasha hits a double knee drop and we go to commercial.
We are back and Bayley with an arm bar on Ember. Ember with a series of kicks but Bayley keeps Ember from making the tag. Sasha tags in and Ember with kicks. Ember with a springboard cross body. Dana tags in, eventually and clotheslines Sasha. Sasha with a kick to Dana and misses a running knee strike in the corner. Dana with an elbow and enzuigiri. Dana says she has this but Sasha moves and Dana hits the turnbuckles and Sasha with a rollup for the three count.
Winners: Sasha Banks and Bayley
After the match, Dana tells Titus and Apollo that she is done with them and she walks away.
We see Bobby Lashley come out of Baron Corbin’s office and he is asked about what happened. Bobby shows Charly his performance review. It says that Bobby has to go to a meditation intervention with Jinder Mahal because he is a danger to the roster.
Bobby says this is what is best for him because Baron is helping him with his anger issues. Bobby says there are times when he is too tense so he is looking forward to finding his inner peace with Jinder Mahal.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Bobby Lashley makes his way to the ring to Meditate with Mahal.
Jinder welcomes Bobby and he says he senses a lot of anger emanating from Bobby. You consider yourself the strong, silent type, but Jinder says he feels the anger. He can help Bobby achieve inner peace.
Jinder says it is all about affirmations.
Kevin Owens attacks Bobby Lashley but Lashley backs Owens into the corner. Mahal grabs Lashley and Lashley punches Mahal. Owens with a super kick. They go to the floor and Owens power bombs Lashley onto the apron.
We see Finn Balor put his jacket on as he gets ready for his match against Braun Strowman.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Seven: Finn Balor versus Braun Strowman
Balor stomps on the foot and punches Strowman. Strowman with a shoulder tackle and he poses over Balor. Strowman misses a charge into the corner. Balor with a sleeper but Strowman backs Balor into the turnbuckles. Strowman with a forearm to the back. Balor with a forearm but Strowman with a side slam. Strowman with a boot to the head. Balor gets his boots up when Strowman charges into the corner. Strowman catches Balor off the turnbuckles but Balor counters into a sleeper and Strowman with a snap mare. Strowman goes over the top rope and Balor with a drop kick and double stomp from the apron.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Strowman with a nerve hold. Strowman with a knee and he sends Balor to the floor. Strowman sets for the running shoulder tackle but Balor hits a slingblade. Balor with punches but Strowman grabs Balor by the throat and sends him into the corner. Balor with boots but Strowman with a splash. Strowman runs into a drop kick and Balor goes for the legs but he cannot get Strowman down. Balor with a sleeper and he is backed into the turnbuckles. Balor moves and Strowman goes shoulder first into the ring post.
Drew and Dolph check on Strowman and Balor with a plancha onto all three men. Strowman sends Balor back into the ring. Balor with an enzuigiri from the apron. Balor goes up top but Strowman grabs Balor by the throat. Balor with body scissors into a triangle. Braun with a choke slam to escape the hold. Braun gets Balor up and hits a power slam for the three count.
Winner: Braun Strowman
After the match, Balor is fed to Strowman for another power slam. Strowman throws Balor to the floor and they leave the ring but Drew adjusts the ring steps. They look around and laugh as they set up Balor for a Cerberus Bomb onto the ring steps.
There is a siren and that keeps Braun, Drew, and Dolph from doing anything while they wait around for the entrance of The Shield. Braun, Dolph, and Drew continue to watch while the police van backs into the arena.
Roman Reigns emerges and he opens the back of the van to let Dean and Seth out.
The Shield stand on the ramp and then they make their way to the ring but they are hit by Jinder Mahal, Kevin Owens, and Drew Gulak. Reigns is sent into the apron while Seth and Dean are attacked on the stage. Braun hits Roman with the ring steps. Dean is sent into the matrix board while Seth is sent off the stage into the van and the window breaks. The steps are used on Roman some more. Dolph slams the door of the van into Seth’s head. Drew with a Claymore to Dean. Ziggler with a super kick to Seth. Strowman with a power slam on the floor.
Seth is dragged to the ringside area and laid next to Roman and Dean.
Braun, Drew, and Dolph celebrate in the ring.