September 2, 2019
Commentary: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, and Renee Young
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- Seth Rollins & Braun Strowman defeated Anderson & Gallows via roll up by Rollins on Anderson
- Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode defeated Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins via Glorious DDT by Roode on Hawkins
- Lacey Evans defeated Natalya via the Woman’s Right
- King of the Ring Quarterfinal Match: Baron Corbin defeated Cedric Alexander via End of Days
- The Viking Raiders defeated Tyler Hastings & Brian Thomas via the Viking Experience on Hastings
- King of the Ring Quarterfinal Match: Samoa Joe vs. Ricochet was a double pinfall and both men advanced to the next round for a triple threat against Baron Corbin
- The Miz defeated Cesaro via Skull Crushing Finale
- Bayley & Becky Lynch defeated Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross by disqualification after Sasha Banks attacked Becky Lynch
Contract Signing: Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman
One-half of the RAW Tag Team Champions Braun Strowman makes his way to the ring for a contract signing. The other half of the RAW Tag Team Champions, as well as the current WWE Universal Champion, Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring as well. Both men sit across from each other at a table in the ring.
Michael Cole is in the ring and says they’ll be facing each other in two weeks at WWE Clash of Champions for the Universal Title. Before that match, they will have to defend their RAW Tag Team Championships against Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode. Cole asks Rollins what his mindset is. Rollins says he’s going in as a double champion, he will burn it down, and walk out as a double champion. Rollins can’t speak for Strowman, but that’s his plan. Strowman chuckles and says no one speaks for him. They will beat Roode and Ziggler at Clash of Champions, but he can’t imagine how awkward it’s going to be when his Tag Champion partner beats him for the Universal Championship. Rollins says Strowman may be a Monster Among Men, but to win this Universal Title he had to slay the beast, which is something Strowman couldn’t do. At Clash of Champions to keep the title, he will slay a monster. Rollins signs the contract.
Strowman goes to sign the contract, but The OC’s music hits. WWE United States Champion AJ Styles makes his way to the stage with Gallows and Anderson. A loud “AJ Styles” chant picks up. Cole reminds Styles that they’re doing a contract signing. Styles says history will be made at Clash of Champions. We’ll see the Tag Champions defend their titles and then face each other for the Universal Title. Why does Strowman get an opportunity? Just because he looked at the title? By proxy, the United States Champion should be next in line. Who is Styles supposed to face at Clash of Champions? Maybe he’ll walk around and see who wants to take a gander at his championship to find the opponent. It also continues to get more ridiculous. Why does Bobby, er Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler get an opportunity over a real team like the Good Brothers? If they don’t get what they want, then no one is going to get what they want. The OC gets on the apron. Cole tries to remind him that they’re doing a contract signing, but Styles tells him to shut up or he’ll slap his teeth down his throat. Styles gets in the ring, takes the contract, and tears it up.
Strowman throws the table into Styles. Strowman and Rollins clear the ring of Gallows and Anderson as we go to commercial.
Seth Rollins & Braun Strowman vs. Anderson & Gallows
We join this match in progress. This is a non-title match. Seth Rollins fights out of a chin lock from Karl Anderson before hitting him with a pair of arm drags. Anderson fights up from an arm bar, but Rollins takes him down and kicks him in the back for a one count. Anderson soon chops him back and tags Luke Gallows in. Gallows quickly throws Rollins down, so Strowman tags himself in. Gallows pokes Strowman a few times, so Strowman slaps his hand away. They lock up, and Gallows gets Strowman in the corner before punching away at him. Strowman quickly big boots him and tags Rollins in. Rollins comes off the top rope with an axe handle to the arm. Rollins works on Gallows’ arm, but Gallows punches out of it. Anderson tags in, but Rollins connects with an arm drag. Rollins bounces Anderson off the turnbuckles before putting him in the tree of woe. Rollins stomps away at Anderson before hitting a dropkick to the face. Rollins picks up a two count. Anderson hits a jawbreaker and tags Gallows in. Rollins fights back against Gallows with chops before booting him. Rollins comes off the second rope, but Gallows uppercuts him out of midair. Anderson tags back in and attacks Rollins. Anderson goes for a suplex, but Rollins blocks it. Anderson slides out of a suplex and tags Gallows in. Gallows knocks Rollins out of the ring, and AJ Styles runs over Rollins with a clothesline. Braun Strowman runs over to keep Styles back.
We come back from the break to see Gallows take down Rollins. Rollins fights back and tags in Strowman. Strowman runs over Gallows an Anderson with clotheslines and avalanches. Strowman avalanches Gallows, but Anderson sidesteps him to put him into the ring post shoulder-first. Rollins blind tags in and hits Anderson with a springboard clothesline. Rollins kicks him down and goes for a Stomp. Styles gets on the apron, but Rollins knocks him off. Rollins quickly rolls Anderson up for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman
Styles immediately attacks Rollins after the match. Rollins fights him off and hits a suicide dive. Strowman runs over Anderson and Gallows at ringside with shoulder blocks before accidentally hitting Rollins!
Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode run down and attack Strowman. The OC joins in the attack and hit Strowman in the face with the steel steps. They get Strowman in the ring, but Rollins runs in to help. Ziggler quickly superkicks Rollins before Roode hits a Glorious DDT. Strowman now starts fighting back, but the five men quickly take him down. Anderson and Gallows then hit the Magic Killer. The crowd loudly boos them. Styles then has they pick Strowman up so he can hit him with a Phenomenal Forearm. Styles connects with it. The OC stands tall with Ziggler and Roode.
Backstage: Cedric Alexander, Anderson & Gallows
Charly Caruso is backstage with Cedric Alexander. Alexander says Baron Corbin put the crown on, but he hasn’t earned anything. All of a sudden The OC viciously attacks him. Gallows and Anderson punch him down before AJ Styles sends Alexander face-first into a travel crate. Alexander writhes in pain while a referee comes to check on him.
Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode vs. Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins
Dolph Ziggler starts against Zack Ryder. Ziggler quickly takes Ryder down and kicks him in the face, but Ryder quickly comes back with a flapjack. Curt Hawkins tags in, and they hit Ziggler with a double-team move for a two count. Hawkins connects with a swinging neckbreaker. Ziggler rolls out of the ring to recover. Robert Roode blind tags in and viciously attacks Hawkins before pulling him out of the ring to send him into the barricade. Roode knocks Ryder off the apron and hits Hawkins with a shoulder block. Roode gives Hawkins a front suplex on the top rope before digging a boot into his face. Ziggler tags in and boots away at Hawkins before raking the eyes. Ziggler applies a chin lock and talks some trash. Hawkins fights out and hits an overhead kick.
Roode tags in, and Ryder manages to tag in as well. Ryder runs over Roode and Ziggler. Ryder stuns Roode and hits a missile dropkick. Roode counters a Rough Ryder, but Ryder hits an elbow. Hawkins tags in, and they hit a double-team Samoan Drop/blockbuster combo, but Ziggler breaks up the pin. Ryder clotheslines Ziggler to the apron, but Ziggler sends him to the floor. Ziggler quickly superkicks Hawkins, and Roode follows up with a Glorious DDT for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode
Lacey Evans vs. Natalya
Natalya interrupts Lacey Evans’ entrance and shoulder blocks her down. Natalya then gets in the ring and waits for Evans.
The bell rings, and they lock up. Natalya takes Evans down, but Evans gets out. Natalya takes her down again and wrenches the arm. Evans kicks out and wrenches the arm. Natalya fights out and spikes her on the tailbone before dropkicking her in the face for a two count. Evans rolls out of the ring to recover. Natalya sends Evans into the barricade and poses. Natalya puts Evans in the ring, but Evans immediately slides out. Natalya chases, but Evans sidesteps her and pulls her down on the floor by the hair. Evans gets her in the ring and picks up a two count. Evans attacks the injured arm of Natalya and talks some trash. Evans then applies a chin lock. Natalya fights up, so Evans puts her in the corner, stomps her down, and hits a slingshot seated senton to the face. Evans attacks the arm before using the ropes to choke her. Evans goes to the top rope for a moonsault, but Natalya moves. Natalya punches her before hitting a pair of clotheslines. Natalya floors her with a discus clothesline for a near fall. Natalya hits a snap suplex and calls her a “nasty bitch.” Natalya goes for a Sharpshooter, but Evans goes to the ropes. Evans quickly sends her to the corner, but Natalya attacks. Evans quickly throws her tissue in Natalya’s face before hitting the Woman’s Right for the win out of nowhere.
Winner by Pinfall: Lacey Evans
In-Ring: Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks
RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch makes her way to the ring. Footage is shown of Sasha Banks returning three weeks ago on RAW and attacking Natalya before brutalizing Lynch with chair shots.
Lynch says it is good to be back in Baltimore. She’s heard what Banks has said. She wanted to tell Banks what she said last week is a load of crap. What happened to Sasha Banks? Banks of all people has no reason to be whining. Banks was the centerpiece of NXT while she was the sidekick. Banks had a ton of opportunities on the main roster while Lynch was struggling to get TV time. Lynch mentions Banks even got bouquets of flowers. Banks and Charlotte Flair were the centerpieces while she was an afterthought. Lynch proved them to be frauds and calls Banks a “delusional little weirdo.” The crowd chants, “Becky.”
When Banks left WrestleMania, she had nothing. Meanwhile Bayley has been doing just fine without her. That must sting. Lynch says she’s the face of the company. Banks wants to be her. Lynch called Banks out numerous times because she wanted to remind her how badly Banks treated her when she was nothing. Lynch wants to do this face-to-face and calls her a “blue haired freak.”
Sasha Banks’ music hits, and she walks out to the stage. Banks scoffs at the notion that she was supposed to be Lynch. Banks then says she is correct. Banks was supposed to main event WrestleMania, be on the magazine covers, have all the fame and money. Now Becky Lynch has it. The only reason Lynch has all that stuff is because Nia Jax broke her face. Banks wishes Jax broke her face so people would care. This isn’t about business. It’s personal She reminds Lynch that she beat her down with a chair. Did that feel personal? Lynch challenges her to a fight in Baltimore. Banks says she’s not doing anything for free for these people. She’ll do it when she wants and for the paycheck. The next time she faces Lynch will be for the RAW Title at Clash of Champions. Lynch said all she had to do was ask. What’s a bigger occasion in wrestling than The Man vs. The Boss? Lynch accepts. Banks says after Clash of Champions, The Man will be The Boss’ Bitch. Banks walks off.
After commercials, it’s official: Becky Lynch will defend the RAW Women’s Championship against Sasha Banks at WWE Clash of Champions in two weeks.
Backstage: Street Profits
The Street Profits are backstage looking shocked. Angelo Dawkins asks what they’re supposed to say to that. Montez Ford says they should go to commercial.
King of the Ring Quarterfinal Match
Baron Corbin vs. Cedric Alexander
They lock up, and Corbin quickly goes for the arm. Alexander punches him back. Alexander sidesteps a big boot before punching him to the corner. Alexander slingshots over him, but Corbin quickly comes back with an out-and-in clothesline for a two count. Corbin attacks him in the corner before sending him into the ropes for a clothesline to the back of the head. Alexandr chops back at him before dropkicking him. Alexander knocks him back before hitting a Neuralyzer that knocks Corbin out of the ring. Alexander connects with a vicious suicide dive before getting him in the ring for a diving clothesline to pick up a two count. Corbin soon ties him up on the top rope, putting Alexander in a tree of woe facing the ringside area. Corbin goes outside and slams Alexander’s injured left arm off the ring post twice.
We come back from the break to see Corbin club Alexander down before elbowing him in the injured shoulder. Corbin applies an arm bar, but Alexander fights up. Corbin again clubs him in the back of the neck before raising his pinkie in a kingly fashion. Corbin kicks him before sending him shoulder-first into the corner. Corbin digs his boot into Alexander’s shoulder before mocking the crowd. Corbin punches Alexander a few times before sending him into the ropes for another clothesline to the back of the head. Alexander ducks it and kicks him back. Alexander then dropkicks him face-first into the corner before hitting a dropkick to the face. Alexander fights up and tries for another Neuralyzer, but Corbin counters into a big spinebuster for a near fall! Corbin cannot believe it. Corbin seems to have a big scratch on his forehead. Corbin punches away at Alexander before sending him shoulder-first into the turnbuckle. Corbin puts him on the apron, but Alexander boots him back. Alexander goes for a slingshot facebuster, but Corbin counters into a Deep Six for a near fall! Corbin is stunned. Corbin goes for an out-and-in clothesline, but Alexander moves before sending him shoulder-first into the ring post. Alexander sends him into the ring post two more times before sending him into the post across the ring. Alexander kicks away at the shoulder before sending him out of the ring. Alexander hits a nice somersault senton and hits the ground hard when Corbin doesn’t really catch him.
Alexander writhes in pain, but he gets Corbin in the ring. Alexander hits a missile dropkick for a near fall. Alexander goes for a Lumbar Check, but Corbin gets out. Corbin goes for End of Days, but Alexander flips through and rolls him up for a near fall. Alexander then catches him with a (sort of) Michinoku Driver for a near fall. Alexander charges, but Corbin drops him on the apron. Alexander knocks him back and goes for a springboard, but Corbin hits the ropes. Corbin then hits the End of Days for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Baron Corbin
Baron Corbin walks up the ramp and sits on the King of the Ring throne while holding up the crown.
Next Week: Stone Cold Steve Austin
Stone Cold Steve Austin will preside over a contract signing with Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman next week on RAW from Madison Square Garden.
Charly Caruso is backstage with Smackdown Women’s Champion Bayley. Bayley is asked about Sasha Banks’ return, but Bayley doesn’t say anything. She’s then asked about teaming with Becky Lynch, but being in Lynch’s shadow as a champion. Bayley says at the end of the night, we’ll see who is is in the shadows.
The Viking Raiders vs. Tyler Hastings & Brian Thomas
Charly Caruso is in the ring with the two jobbers taking on The Viking Raiders. They say they’re going to make The Viking Raiders look like Balti-morons.
Ivar starts against Tyler Hastings. The Viking Raider hit him with a springboard clothesline/German Suplex combo. They take Brian Thomas out at ringside, and Ivar hits a cross-body against the barricade. Erik powerbombs Hastings into Thomas. They then kill Hastings with a Viking Experience for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Viking Raiders
Backstage: Sasha Banks
Sarah Schreiber finds Sasha Banks backstage. She asks if she has any comments about her best friend Bayley. Banks says she sees what she’s trying to do and scares her away by yelling to get the hell out of here.
King of the Ring Quarterfinal Match
Samoa Joe vs. Ricochet
Samoa Joe is in the ring. He says King Samoa Joe sounds just right.
The bell rings, and they lock up. Joe quickly wrenches the arm and takes him down. Ricochet twists and kips up before applying a hammerlock to Joe. Joe fights out and cinches an arm bar in on him. Joe wrenches the arm, but Ricochet kips up and twits the arm. Joe soon fights up and gets to the ropes. Ricochet kicks the leg, but Joe quickly takes him down with a knee bar attack. Ricochet quickly gets to the bottom rope. Joe gets Ricochet in the corner and attacks the leg. Ricochet kicks Joe back and punches away at him. Joe quickly knees him in the ribs and puts him in the corner. Ricochet avoids Joe charging and goes for a roll-up. Joe fights it and goes for a stomp, but Ricochet moves. Ricochet pulls the top rope down to get Joe out of the ring. Ricochet goes for a somersault senton off the apron, but Joe moves. Ricochet lands on his feet, kicks Joe back, and hits a moonsault block off the barricade.
Ricochet gets Joe in the ring and chops the chest. Joe quickly hits a flapjack onto the top rope. Joe then picks him up and slams him on his knees. Ricochet grabs his leg in pain. Joe applies a single leg crab, but Ricochet quickly grabs the bottom rope to break the hold. Joe viciously chops him down before head-butting him into the ropes. Ricochet comes back with a head-scissor takeover followed by a springboard moonsault off the second rope for a near fall. Ricochet connects with a running chop in the corner. Ricochet slingshots over him, but he tweaks his knee. Joe then hits him with a one-armed slam! Ricochet rolls out of the ring and hits an exploder suplex into the barricade! Joe gets Ricochet in the ring for a two count. Ricochet tries to fight back, but Joe kills him with a big back body drop!
We come back from the break to see Ricochet fight up from a chin lock. Joe charges him, but Ricochet forearms him back before kicking him in the head. Ricochet hits a dropkick, but he’s too hurt to follow up. Ricochet gets up and starts fighting back. Ricochet ducks a clothesline and hits a forearm before connecting with a running hurricanrana. Ricochet hits a running shoulder before following up with a springboard clothesline. Ricochet quickly connects with a standing shooting star press for a near fall.
Baron Corbin is watching the match backstage. Joe is busted open on the eyebrow. Ricochet leaps off the top rope and lands on his feet when Joe moves. Joe then catches him with a scoop powerslam for a near fall. Ricochet elbows out of a uranage attempt before rolling him up for a near fall. Joe hits an inverted atomic drop, but Ricochet catches him with a backflip dropkick. Ricochet kicks him out of the ring and hits a cartwheel moonsault plancha to the floor! Ricochet gets Joe in the ring and goes to the top rope, but Joe crotches him up there. Joe chops the chest and applies the Coquina Clutch while Ricochet is on the top rope. Ricochet leaps off the top rope and splashes Joe on the mat. Both have an arm on each other, and the referee counts the pin.
Double Pinfall; Official decision pending
The referee goes to the timekeeper’s area. John Cone takes a headset and talks to someone in the back. Ricochet approaches Cone. Cone says they’ll have a decision made soon, but the match is over. Cone walks to the back. Joe attacks Ricochet and puts him in the ring. Ricochet hits Joe with a Recoil. Replays are shown of what just happened.
Backstage: Seth Rollins, Braun Strowman
Seth Rollins is backstage with Braun Strowman. Strowman isn’t happy that Stone Cold Steve Austin is moderating their contract signing next week. Strowman thinks Austin is in Rollins’ corner after his Skype interview a few weeks ago. Rollins says he knows what it’s like to turn on his brothers, but he also knows what it’s like to be stabbed in the back by his best friend. They had to take on 5 guys tonight. He’s happy Austin is moderating. Strowman says if Austin gets in his way, he’ll get these hands.
Firefly Fun House
Bray Wyatt appears on the Firefly Fun House. Wyatt says what The Fiend did to Finn Balor at SummerSlam was super rude, which is why he apologizes to him. Wyatt then winks. A Vince McMahon puppet comes up and is furious that he’s challenging Seth Rollins or Braun Strowman to a title match at Hell in a Cell. Puppet Vince goes to fire him, but Wyatt says he’s been making stacks of cash and feeds it to him. Puppet Vince goes away. Wyatt says Rollins and Strowman don’t make a great team, but he’s embraced teamwork. His team of puppets are shown. In another life, Wyatt and Rollins took something dear to him. Wyatt says his team help him cope with pain, but The Fiend helps him inflict it. Wyatt says, “See you in hell!” and laughs. Wyatt goes stone faced and says, “Let me in.” The Fiend is shown. Wyatt then happily says goodbye.
Backstage: Referee John Cone, Baron Corbin
Corey Graves is backstage with referee John Cone. Graves asks for the official result. Baron Corbin comes up and says they’re both out so he should get a bye to the King of the Ring finals. Cone says WWE officials determined that they’re both not eliminated and will face Corbin next week on RAW in the Semifinals in a triple threat match. Corbin is outraged.
Backstage: Rey Mysterio
Charly Caruso is backstage with Rey Mysterio. Mysterio says his son Dominick kept him from retiring a few weeks ago. Mysterio talks about how Dominick talked about how he was happy to grow up in the WWE family. Mysterio says he’s watched his son grow up and thanks him for convincing him to continue to pursue his passion. Mysterio says it’s crazy. As parents, it’s their responsibility to push their children to follow their dreams. Now his son is pushing him to continue his dreams. Mysterio says he’s not done. Not just yet. He still has much more to accomplish. Mysterio is doing this for his son, Dominick.
The Miz vs. Cesaro
The bell rings, and Cesaro absolutely floors Miz with a running uppercut for a near fall. Miz rolls out of the ring, so Cesaro uppercuts him before sending him into the barricade. Cesaro gets him in the ring and clotheslines him for a two count. Miz comes back with a Reality Check and kicks away at him. Cesaro soon takes him down for a two count. Miz punches him back and goes to the top rope, but Cesaro knocks him to the apron. Cesaro lifts him from the apron for a superplex for a near fall. Cesaro then applies a wristlock. Miz fights up and boots him back. Miz flips through a back suplex and hits a kneeling DDT for a two count. Miz punches Cesaro back and stomps him in the corner. Miz hits a pair of running knees. Cesaro quickly catches him with A Very European Uppercut for a near fall. Cesaro rolls him up for a two count. Cesaro signals for a Cesaro Swing, but Miz fights it. Miz goes for a Figure Four Leglock, but Cesaro kicks him away. Miz rolls him up, but Cesaro sits on the shoulders while holding the ropes. The referee catches him. Cesaro soon catches him with some uppercuts. Miz quickly comes back with a Skull Crushing Finale for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: The Miz
Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross vs. Bayley & Becky Lynch
Bayley starts against Nikki Cross. Cross quickly jumps on Bayley’s back, but Bayley pulls her off. Bayley hits a suplex for a one count. Cross head-butts her back and charges, but Bayley sends her out of the ring. Bayley hits a running dropkick from under the bottom turnbuckle. Alexa Bliss goes for a sneak attack, but Becky Lynch hits her with a clothesline off the apron. Lynch and Bayley get in the ring. Sasha Banks’ music hits, and she walks out onto the stage.
We come back from the break to see Bliss hit Bayley with a suplex for a two count. Sasha Banks is watching from ringside. During the commercial break, Bliss hit Bayley with a baseball slide. Bliss applies a chin lock to Bayley. Bayley fights up, but Bliss powers her to the corner. Cross tags in, and she puts Bayley in the tree of woe. Cross dropkicks her, but Bayley soon makes a comeback. Bayley goes to tag Lynch, but Cross shoulder blocks her out of the ring. Cross gets Bayley in the ring, and Bliss tags in. Cross attacks Bayley in the corner before Bliss slaps her in the face for a two count. Bliss argues with the referee over the count. Cross tags in and stops Bayley from making a tag. Cross knocks Lynch off the apron and puts Bayley in her corner. Bliss and Cross double stomp Bayley in the corner while the referee deals with Lynch. Bayley knocks Cross and Bliss away. Bayley snaps Cross off the middle rope, but Bliss stops the tag once again.
Lynch tags in, and she dropkicks Bliss before knocking Cross off the apron. Lynch knees away at Bliss before uppercutting her down. Lynch hits a shoulder thrust and taunts Sasha Banks. Banks smirks. Lynch elbows Bliss and boots her back. Lynch hits a leg drop off the second rope, but Cross breaks up the pin. Cross puts Lynch on the apron, but Lynch kicks her back. Lynch hits Cross with a Bexploder and kicks both Cross and Bliss. Banks runs in and hits Lynch with a Backstabber.
Winners by Disqualification: Bayley and Becky Lynch
Banks sends Lynch shoulder-first into the ring post and grabs a steel chair. Banks gets in the ring and hits Lynch with the chair twice. Bayley runs in and takes the chair from Banks. Banks is angry. Bayley then looks at Banks and smiles before smashing the chair off Lynch’s back! The crowd erupts. A “YES” chant picks up as Bayley hits her with the chair again. They run out of time and the screen goes to black.