WWE RAW Results – September 2, 2019
We are in Baltimore, Maryland and your announcers are Michael Cole, Renee Young, and Corey Graves.
The challenger for the Universal Title and one half of the Raw Tag Team Champions, Braun Strowman makes his way to the ring to sign the contract.
Out next is the other half of the Raw Tag Team Champions and the Universal Champion, Seth Rollins.
Michael Cole is in the ring and he says we are here to make the Universal Title Match official for Clash of Champions. You will also have to defend your tag titles against Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler.
Cole asks Seth how will they be able to function as a team. Seth says he is no stranger to defending two titles in the same night and he will do it again. As for him and Braun, they have the ability to work together and beat Roode and Ziggler. Seth says he will walk int to Clash of Champions as a double champ and then walk out as a double champ.
Braun says you are right, no one speaks for him. At Clash of Champions, they will tag together and defend the titles. He says he can’t think about how awkward it will be when your tag team partner defeats you to become Universal Champion.
Seth says that would be terribly awkward. You might be the monster among men, but to win this title, Seth slayed the beast, something you couldn’t do. At Clash of Champions, to keep the title, he will slay a monster.
Seth signs the contract.
Before Braun can sign the contract, the United States Champion AJ Styles, with Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson make their way to the stage.
Cole tells AJ they do not belong here.
AJ says history will be made at Clash of Champions. For the first time, we are going to see the tag champs defend their titles and then face off for the Universal title. That is so cute and adorable. AJ wants to know why does Braun get an opportunity? Because he is Seth’s partner? Because he looked at the title belt? The US Champ should be the first in line for the Universal Championship. Who is AJ supposed to face at Clash of Champions? AJ says he can keep walking around to see who wants to take a gander at his belt and then that will be his opponent? He tells Luke and Karl not to look at his title belt. AJ says that is how you get a title match now. AJ says it gets more ridiculous.
No offense to Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler, but why do they deserve an opportunity? They aren’t even a team. The OC are a team. If the Good Brothers and AJ don’t get what they want, then no one is going to get what they want.
AJ, Luke, and Karl get on the apron and Cole tells them they need to leave but AJ does not care. AJ grabs the contract and he rips it up. AJ throws the ripped up contract in the air and then Rollins and Strowman go after Anderson and Gallows. They are sent to the floor and we go to commercial.
Match Number One: Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson versus Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman in a Non Title Match
The match is joined in progress and Anderson with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Rollins with arm drags into an arm bar. Rollins with a kick to the back and he gets a near fall. Rollins with a chop but Anderson with a kick and Gallows tags in. They lock up and Gallows sends Rollins to the mat. Strowman tags himself in. They exchange some words and then they lock up. Gallows with punches in the corner followed by a kick but Strowman with a boot to the head. Rollins tags in and he goes up top and hits a double sledge off the turnbuckles. Rollins with an arm wringer but Gallows with an uppercut and Anderson tags in. Rollins with an arm drag into an arm bar.
Anderson tries to send Rollins into the turnbuckles but Rollins blocks it and Rollins sends Anderson into the turnbuckles and then he puts Anderson in the tree of woe. Rollins with kicks and a hesitation drop kick. Rollins gets a near fall. Gallows tags in and connects with uppercuts. Rollins with chops. Gallows with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot. Rollins comes off the turnbuckles and Gallows with a punch. Anderson tags in and he kicks Rollins and applies an arm bar. Anderson with a knee to the midsection followed by a suplex attempt but Rollins blocks it. Rollins goes for a suplex but Anderson lands on his feet and Anderson tags in Gallows. Gallows with a punch and Rollins is sent to the floor. Styles hits Rollins and the referee sends Strowman to his corner.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Rollins with punches to Gallows but Gallows with an uppercut. Gallows misses a kick and Rollins with an enzuigiri. Anderson tags in and Rollins lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt. Strowman is tagged in and he hits shoulder tackles. Strowman sends Anderson into the corner and hits a splash. Gallows pulls Anderson to safety but Strowman with a double shoulder tackle. Strowman with a splash to Gallows but Anderson moves and Strowman hits the post. Rollins tags in and he sets for the super kick but Rollins knocks Styles off the apron. Anderson with a rollup for a near fall but Rollins with a rollup for the three count.
After the match, Styles goes after Rollins and Styles with punches but Rollins sends Styles to the floor and Rollins with a suicide dive. Strowman with running shoudler tackles to Gallows and Anderson and hten he takes out Rollins, by accident?
Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode attack Strowman and Styles, Gallows, and Anderson join in. Gallows, Anderson, and Styles send Strowman into the ring steps held up by Roode and Ziggler.
Rollins with a double leg take down to Anderson but Ziggler with a super kick and Roode with a Glorious DDT. Everyone works over Strowman when he returns to the ring. Gallows and Anderson give Strowman a Magic Killer. Styles hits Strowman with a Phenomenal Forearm.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Charly Caruso is with Cedric Alexander. Cedric is asked about his match against Baron Corbin. Cedric says he saw Baron on the throne last week. While he is pretending . . .
Anderson and Gallows attack and Anderson with a pump kick and then AJ sends Cedric into a production case shoulder first.
A referee checks on Cedric to make sure that he is okay.
Match Number Two: Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode versus Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder
Ziggler and Ryder start things off and Ziggler rakes the eyes and he follows with a shoulder tackle. Ziggler with a kick but Ryder with a flapjack. Hawkins tags in and they hit a Side Russian leg sweep and Side Effect combination for a near fall. Ziggler with a kick and punch followed by an Irish whip but Hawkins floats over and hits a neck breaker. Ziggler goes to the floor and Hawkins sends him back into the rng. Roode makes the tag and Hawkins punches Ziggler but Roode with a kick from the apron and then he sends Hawkins into the ringside barrier.
Roode with a running shoulder from the apron and then Roode drops Hawkins on the top rope. Ziggler tags in and kicks Hawkins and Roode with a punch before going to the apron. Ziggler with a rake of the eyes. Ziggler with a reverse chin lock. Hawkins with a Pele Kick and Ryder tags in and he clotheslines Ziggler and hits a running forearm on Roode. Roode with an Irish whip and Roode runs into knees and Ryder with a missile drop kick. Roode sends Ryder over his head and Hawkins tags in and Hawkins gets Roode up for a neck breaker and Samoan drop combination for a near fall. Ziggler sends Ryder over the top rope to the floor and Ziggler with a super kick and Roode with a Glorious DDT for the three count.
Winners: Robert Roode and Zack Ryder
Lacey Evans walks in the back as we go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Lacey Evans versus Natalya
Natalya with a shoulder tackle in the aisle and she gets into the ring.
The bell rings and Natalya with a take down and side head lock. Lacey with a head scissors and Natalya escapes. Natalya with a front face lock but Lacey with a hammer lock. Natalya with an arm drag into an arm bar. Lacey with a reversal but Natalya with a reversal into a waist lock. Lacey with an Irish whip and she misses a splash. Natalya with a slingshot atomic drop and she runs over Lacey’s back and hits a drop kick for a near fall. Natalya sends Lacey into the ringside barrier before they return to the ring. Lacey goes to the floor and she pulls Natalya down by the hair. Lacey with a kick.
They return to the ring and Lacey taunts Natalya. Lacey with a cobra clutch. Lacey sends Natalya into the turnbuckles and hits a hesitation Bronco Buster. Lacey wraps the arm in the ropes and applies pressure to it. Lacey chokes Natalya using her leg in the ropes. Lacey misses a double jump moonsault when Natalya moves. Natalya with a forearm and kick followed by a slap and clotheslines. Natalya with a discus clothesline for a near fall. Natalya with a suplex and Natalya kicks Lacey. Natalya goes for the Sharpshooter but Lacey can get to the ropes. Lacey sends Natalya into the turnbuckles and Lacey goes for a hidden napkin but Natalya with a clothesline. Lacey throws her napkin at Natalya and hits Woman’s Right for the three count.
Winner: Lacey Evans
Becky Lynch walks in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back and Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch makes her way to the ring.
Becky wants to know where is Sasha Banks. You gave your excuses about what you did since Wrestlemania and Becky wants to say it is all a load of crap. What happened to you? You have no reason to be whining. You were the centerpiece of NXT, while Becky was the side kick. You were given main events on Raw and Smackdown while she had trouble getting on TV. They started the same time as Charlotte and Becky was the afterthought while you were paraded around like the frauds you are. She has shown the Flairs whey she is the Man so it is time to do the same to you, you delusional little weirdo.
When Sasha left after Wrestlemania, she left with nothing. Bayley has been doing fine without you and that must sting you Sasha. It hurts you that Becky is the face of the company. Just remember with all of your talent, you should be the gamechanger. You should be me. When you were gone, Becky called you out again and again because she wanted to remind Sasha how badly she treated her in the past. Let’s do this face to face you blue haired freak.
Sasha’s music plays and she laughs at the idea that she was supposed to be Becky. Sasha says she was supposed to main event Wrestlemania and be on all of the magazine covers. She was supposed to have all of the fame. The reason she got all of that was because Nia Jax broke your face. Sasha says she wishes Nia broke her face so people would care about her. This is about business, just like when she attacked you with the chair last week. Did that feel personal? Sasha says she can make it personal.
Becky says if you want to fight, we can fight right here.
Sasha says Becky doesn’t get it. Sasha isn’t going to do anything for free for these people. She will do it when she wants and she will do it for the paycheck. The next time she does it will be for that title at Clash of Champions.
Becky says all you have to do is ask for a match at Clash of Champions. Becky says the match is on.
Sasha says after Clash of Champion, the Man will be the Boss’ Bitch.
The Street Profits are in the back and Montez and Angelo are in shock. Angelo asks what are they supposed to say to that. Montez says we should go to commercial.
We go to comments from Baron Corbin. He says he will exile everyone who runs their mouth on social media or does not bow down to him once he becomes king.
Match Number Four: Baron Corbin versus Cedric Alexander in a King of the Ring Quarterfinal Match
Corbin goes after the injured arm but Cedric gets it away from Corbin. Corbin with a wrist lock but Cedric with a punch. Cedric with punches and Corbin with a clothesline for a near fall. Corbin punches Cedric in the corner. Corbin with a Northern Lariat and Cedric falls on his injured arm. Alexander with a drop kick and Neuralizer. Cedric with a suicide dive that sends Corbin into the ringside barrier. Cedric with a springboard flatliner for a near fall. Corbin runs into a boot and Corbin pushes Cedric off the turnbuckles and Cedric hangs from the turnbuckles and Corbin sends Alexander into the ring post.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Corbin with a forearm to the back. Corbin with elbows to the shoulder followed by a half nelson and chin lock. Corbin with a forearm to the back of the neck. Corbin chokes Cedric in the corner. Alexander with an enzuigiriAlexander with a drop kick in the corner. Alexander goes for a Neuralizer but Corbin catches Cedric and hits a spinebuster for a near fall. Corbin with forearms to Alexander. Cedric is sent shoulder first into the turnbuckles. Cedric with a boot from the apron and Cedric goes for a slingshot flatliner but Corbin counters with Deep Six for a near fall. Corbin slides around the ring post, but since it is the second time, he does not hit the clothesline. Corbin is sent shoulder first into the ring post. Cedric sends Corbin into the ring post two more times. Cedric sends Corbin into the ring post again and Cedric with kicks to Corbin and the referee warns him. Corbin goes to the floor and Cedric with a plancha onto Corbin.
Alexander with a missile drop kick for a near fall. Alexander goes for Lumbar Check but Corbin with an elbow. Alexander with a rollup for a near fall and then he hits a Michinoku Driver for a near fall. Alexander is sent to the apron but Alexander with a kick. Corbin hits the ropes when Cedric goes for a springboard move and Corbin hits End of Days for the three count.
Winner: Baron Corbin (advances to SemiFinals)
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look at the story surrounding Who Attacked Roman Reigns and we see the latest developments from last week’s Smackdown and the reveal that it was not Not Erick Rowan who did it but the real Erick Rowan.
We see a statement from Daniel Bryan demanding an apology from Roman Reigns.
We get a tweet from Steve Austin and he says he will moderate the contract signing next week.
Charly Caruso is in the interview area with Smackdown Women’s Champion Bayley. Charly asks for thoughts on Sasha’s return. Bayley has nothing to say about Sasha. Bayley is asked for Sasha’s comments about the tag titles. Bayley says she has talked to Sasha, but she will not discuss what they said. Sasha took her ball and went home and that was Sasha’s choice. Bayley says she decided to move forward and not look back. She will be teaming with Becky and she ask Charly to ask her about that.
Charly asks Bayley about being in the background being Becky’s partner. Bayley says you might think she is overshadowed but that is not the case. This title means as much as Becky’s title. She beat Nikki last week so this week it is Alexa’s turn. We will see who is in the background after tonight.
We see Erik and Ivar in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back and Charly Caruso is in the ring and she asks Brian and Tyler about why they wanted to face the Viking Raiders. Brian says they came from Pittsburgh. Tyler says they will make the Viking Raiders look like a couple of Baltimorons.
Match Number Five: Erik and Ivar versus Brian Thomas and Tyler Hastings
Ivar with a forearm to Hastings and then he knocks Brian off the apron. Erik tags in and Ivar with a springboard clothesline. Brian runs away but Erik with a shoulder tackle and Ivar with a cross body against the ringside barrier. Erik with a back breaker and gut buster. Erik tosses Hastings into Thomas. They hit the Viking Experience on Hastings for the three count.
Winners: Erik and Ivar
Sasha Banks walks in the back and she is asked if she is rooting for her best friend to win even though she is teaming with Becky Lynch. Sasha tells her to leave.
Samoa Joe is in the ring and he says he sees a great affliction in the kingdom because the kingdom is filled with liars. Everyone in this tournament has said they will be the King of the Ring. Those lies cannot cover up the Universal Truth that King Samoa Joe sounds just right.
Ricochet says being crowned King of the Ring means everything for him. Samoa Joe feels that the idea of King Ricochet is unrealistic. His whole career has been about redefining the impossible. Ricochet will not let Joe win tonight.
Match Number Six: Samoa Joe versus Ricochet in a King of the Ring Quarterfinal Match
They lock up and Joe with a wrist lock and arm bar. Joe with a head butt to the hand. Ricochet with a reversal into a hammer lock. Joe with a reversal into an arm bar. Ricochet with a reversal and arm wringer. Joe gets to the ropes and Ricochet with a clean break. They go for a Greco Roman Knuckle Lock and Joe with kicks to the leg. Ricochet blocks a kick but Joe with a single leg take down and he goes for a knee bar but Ricochet gets to the ropes. Joe kicks Ricochet in the leg. Joe with punches to the injured knee. Joe sends Ricochet into the turnbuckles and Ricochet goes to the apron and avoids a chop.
Ricochet goes for a sunset flip but Joe blocks it. Ricochet moves and Joe goes to the floor. Ricochet misses a move to the floor but lands on his feet. Ricochet with a moonsault off the ringside barrier. Joe with a hot shot and he drives the knees into the mat. Joe with a single leg crab. Joe with a chop. Joe with a head butt and Ricochet floats over and hits a head scissors. Ricochet with a quebrada for a near fall. Ricochet with a running chop to Joe. Ricochet with a forearm but Joe with an Irish whip. Ricochet floats over but his knee gives out and he charges into the corner for an STJoe. Joe pulls Ricochet to the floor and he hits an exploder into the ringside barrier.
Joe sends Ricochet back into the ring and Joe gets a near fall. Joe works on the neck. Ricochet with a head butt to the midsection followed by chops. Joe with a back body drop.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Joe with a neck vice. Ricochet with elbows but Joe with a head butt and Ricochet is sent back to the mat. Joe runs into a double thrust in the corner and Ricochet with a boot and enzuigiri. Ricochet with a rolling drop kick. Ricochet with forearms to Joe. Ricochet with a flying forearm and a rana. Ricochet with a running shoulder to the midsection followed by a springboard clothesline and standing shooting star press for a near fall.
We see Baron Corbin watching in the monitor room.
Ricochet goes to the turnbuckles for a Phoenix Splash but Joe moves and Ricochet rolls through. Joe with a power slam for a near fall. Ricochet blocks a uranage and Ricochet with a victory roll for a near fall. Joe with a reverse atomic drop but Ricochet with an enzuigiri that sends Joe to the floor. Ricochet with a Space Flying Tiger Drop onto Joe. Ricochet goes up top for a 630 splash but Joe gets to his feet and he crotches Ricochet and chops him on the top rope. Joe goes to the turnbuckles and Ricochet with elbows. Joe with a Coquina Clutch on the turnbuckles and Ricochet passes out and both men fall to the mat. Both men are covered and the referee makes the three count.
Winner: Your Guess is as Good as Ours
After the match, the referee tells both men they will let them know who won. Joe punches Ricochet on the ramp and Ricochet with a kick to Joe followed by a facebuster.
Seth Rollins is in the back and Braun Strowman stops by. Braun mentions that Steve Austin is moderating their contract signing. Seth says that is the best thing that can happen. Braun says he knows what is going to happen and he says that Seth’s boy is going to be moderating this contract signing.
Seth yells at Braun for caring about that more than five men attacking them earlier tonight. Seth says that Braun thinks someone is turning in the tag title match to get an advantage in the Universal Title Match. Seth says he knows about stabbing people in the back and about brothers attacking you.
Braun tells Seth that if Austin does anything wrong, he will get these hands.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Firefly Fun House.
Bray welcomes us and he says before the fun starts, he tells Finn Balor what the Fiend did was super duper rude. Bray says, on behalf of everyone, that they are sorry.
Vince wants to know how could The Fiend challenge Seth or Braun at Hell in a Cell. Vince is about to fire Bray but he gives him some money. Bray says that was close. Bray says Seth and Braun don’t make a good team because they are selfish and greedy. In a previous life, they took something . . . Bray says he has learned to embrance the power of teamwork. His team helps him cope with pain, but the Fiend, helps him inflict it. Bray tells eveyrone he will see you in hell.
Let Me In.
Bray tells eveyrone goodbye and that he will see them later.
We take a look at the finish of the match between Samoa Joe and Ricochet.
Corey Graves is with John Cone and he asks for the official result. Baron stops by and he says that they eliminated each other so he gets a bye into the finals.
John says both Joe and Ricochet advance and next week’s match will be a Triple Threat Match.
Charly is with Rey Mysterio and she asks him about his family. Rey says his son talked to him from the heart to continue fighting. They had a father and son moment and Dominic told him how important it was to grow up in the WWE family. Rey says he is proud of seeing Dominic grow into a man. He is happy that Dominic convinced him to continue to pursue his passion. Rey talks about how crazy it is that parents are supposed to push their children to follow their dreams, but his son is pushing him to continue his dreams. Rey says he is not done and he has much more to accomplish. He is doing it for his son Dominic.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Seven: Miz versus Cesaro
Cesaro with a running European uppercut for a near fall. Miz goes to the floor and Cesaro goes to the floor and hits a running European uppercut against the ringside barrier. Cesaro hot shots Miz onto the ringside barrier. Cesaro with a clothesline and he gets a near fall. Cesaro with forearms to Miz. Miz with Reality Check and both men are down. Miz with kicks to the chest and he misses a round kick. Cesaro with a European uppercut for a near fall. Miz with an Irish whip and Miz is sent to the apron. MIz goes up top and Cesaro with a European uppercut to stop Miz. Cesaro goes to the ropes for a superplex for a near fall. Cesaro with a wrist lock. Miz with a kick and punches.
Miz with a boot when Cesaro charges into the corner. Miz lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt and Miz iwth a kick to the knee and a DDT for a near fall. Miz with punches and kicks. Miz with a running double knee strike and he hits a second one. Cesaro with a pop up European uppercut for a near fall. Cesaro sets for the Gotch Style Neutralizer but Miz with a back body drop. Cesaro gets a near fall and then he goes for the Giant Swing but Miz with punches. Cesaro kicks Miz to the apron on a figure four attempt. Cesaro drops down on a sunset flip attempt but the referee sees it. Miz with a near fall on a sunset flip.
Cesaro with European uppercuts. Miz with a Skull Crushing Finale for the three count.
Becky Lynch and Bayley are in the back talking strategy for their match.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Eight: Becky Lynch and Bayley versus Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss
Nikki and Bayley start things off and Bayley with a suplex for a near fall. Bayley sends Nikki to the floor and Bayley with a drop kick through the rcorner. Becky with a forearm off the apron to Alexa.
Sasha Banks’ music plays and she makes her way to the stage.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Alexa with a front face lock on Bayley. Alexa with a suplex for a near fall. Alexa with a reverse chin lock. We see Bayley and Nikki fighting in the ring skirt during the commercial break and Alexa with a baseball slide to Bayley. Alexa runs Bayley into the corner and Alexa sends Bayley into Nikki’s boots. Nikki comes in and she puts Bayley in the tree of woe. Nikki with a kick and running head butt to the midsection. Bayley hot shots Nikki on the turnbuckles. Nikki with a shoulder tackle to send Bayley to the floor. Nikki brings Bayley back into the ring near her corner and she tags Alexa in. Nikki with a splash and Alexa with a slap for a near fall. Nikki with a snap mare and she keeps Bayley from making the tag.
Nikki with a knee to Bayley and she knocks Becky off the apron. The referee deals with Becky while Nikki and Alexa double team Bayley. Alexa tags in and Bayley wtih an elbow to Nikki and a forearm to Alexa. Bayley sends Alexa to the floor and then she hits a cutter in the ropes on Nikki. Alexa prevents the tag from being made. Alexa kicks Becky’s hand away but Bayley wtih a rollup for a near fall. Becky tags in and connects with clotheslines and knees to Alexa.
Becky with a back heel kick and flying shoulder tackle. Becky with kicks to Alexa and then Becky with a leg drop from the turnbuckles for a near fall. Nikki sends Becky to the apron and Becky with kicks to Nikki. Becky with an exploder to Nikki and then she hits a forearm on Alexa and Nikki. Becky with kicks and Sasha attacks Becky with a lungblower and the referee calls for the bell.
Winners: Becky Lynch and Bayley (by disqualification)
After the match, Sasha gets a steel chair from under the ring and she hits Becky with the chair. Bayley stops Sasha from using the chair on Becky and takes it from her. Bayley smiles at Sasha and hits Becky with the chair. Bayley continues to hit Becky with the chair as we go to credits.