September 9, 2019
New York City, New York (Madison Square Garden)
Commentary: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, and Renee Young
Results by: Josh Boutwell of WrestleView.com
Quick Match Results
- Cedric Alexander defeated AJ Styles by disqualification when Gallows & Anderson interfered
- Becky Lynch & Charlotte Flair defeated Sasha Banks & Bayley via Natural Selection by Charlotte on Bayley
- Rey Mysterio defeated Gran Metalik via frog splash
- King of the Ring Semifinals – Triple Threat Match: Baron Corbin defeated Samoa Joe and Ricochet, stealing the pin after Ricochet hit a 630 on Joe
- Natalya defeated Lacey Evans via Sharpshooter
- 10-Man Tag Team Match: Seth Rollins, Braun Strowman, Cedric Alexander & The Viking Raiders defeated The OC, Dolph Ziggler & Bobby Roode via Lumbar Check by Alexander on Styles
In-Ring: Stone Cold Steve Austin, Braun Strowman, Seth Rollins, The OC
The glass shatters as Raw opens up the New York crowd in Madison Square Garden loses their collective minds as the “Texas Rattlesnake” makes his way down to the ring.“Oh Hell Yeah,” starts his promo to a huge reaction. Austin says that someone told him that it had been more than 20 years since he had been in the Garden and before we get to the contract signing he goes down Memory Lane. Austin recalls his legendary match with Bret Hart at Survivor Series 1996 and he points out that the first Stone Cold Stunner ever hit occurred in MSG. Stone Cold reminisces about his SummerSlam 1998 match with The Undertaker at MSG and how he got a concussion during the match.
Stone Cold brings out Braun Strowman, who he refers to as a “big bad sumbitch.” Strowman offers Austin a handshake but he brings out Rollins instead.
Rollins tells Austin that Strowman thinks Austin “has it out for him” and that he also thinks Rollins has it out for him in their Tag Titles match on Sunday. Rollins looks to Strowman and reassures him that he has no plan to stab him in the back. Rollins refers to himself as “the best wrestler on the planet,” which causes some pretty loud boos and a small “AJ Styles” chant, too. Rollins signs the contract with no issue.
Strowman says that he’s looked up to Austin for years but “a rattlesnake is always a rattlesnake.” He says he doesn’t believe that Rollins will turn on him and he loves being tag champion, but he’s going to love being Universal Champion more. “To quote the greatest of all time, I’m going to open a can of whoop ass,” Strowman continued. “And you’re going to get these hands!”
Strowman signs the contract and they are about to shake hands before AJ Styles and the OC come out and interrupt them. Styles says he doesn’t want to get Austin riled up and then starts mocking his catchphrases. Styles tells Austin to “sit this play out or you might get hurt” and then he tells Austin that “it’s all your fault” in regards to the “what” chants. Styles complains about The OC not getting their rematch against Rollins and Strowman as an “asshole” chant starts up. Styles and The OC climb up on the apron and Styles tells Austin that he’s turned into a “real asshole” in his old age. Styles then starts complaining about Strowman getting a Universal Title shot without earning it.
Rollins and Strowman jump The OC as Austin looks on. Strowman hits a big shoulder block on Gallows on the floor and chases Anderson up the ramp. In the ring, Rollins goes for the Curb Stomp on Styles but he sidesteps it and shoves Rollins to the floor. Styles then turns around right into a Stone Cold Stunner to an absolutely deafening pop from the crowd!
Stone Cold celebrates with some Steveweisers as we go to a break.
AJ Styles vs. Cedric Alexander
Back from the break, Styles is still recovering from the attack from Austin but he won’t get much time to recover as he has a match right now.
Alexander attacks Styles immediately at the bell and tosses him hard into the turnbuckles. After Styles rolls to the floor, Alexander lays him out with a clothesline and then tosses him into the guardrail.
Back in the ring, Alexander floats up and over a charging Styles in the corner and then hits a back handspring into a rana followed by a series of dropkicks for a near fall.
Alexander goes for a suplex but Styles blocks it and catches him with a big right hand followed by a series of kicks. Styles and Alexander exchange forearms in the corner and then AJ whips Alexander into the ropes. Alexander back handsprings off the ropes into an Enziguri sending Styles falling to the floor. Alexander then hits a gorgeous somersault plancha over the top onto Styles on the floor!
Back in the ring, Styles is able to get the advantage of focusing his offense on Alexander’s previously injured arm. He grabs it and guillotines it onto the top rope and then hits a armbreaker as we go to a break.
Back from the break, Styles hits a roundhouse kick to the injured arm of Alexander but then runs into a knee lift from Alexander in the corner. Alexander is dragging the arm and AJ connects with another roundhouse kick to back him up.
Styles hits the ropes but runs right into a Michinoku Driver from Alexander for a close near fall! Alexander connects with a spinning back elbow and then charges at Styles in the corner, but AJ dumps him over the top rope. Alexander lands on the apron and then hits a Leaping Enziguri, but before he can do anything else The OC run out and attack him.
Winner: Alexander via DQ
As The OC are beating Alexander down, The Viking Raiders hit the ring and lay out Gallows and Anderson before destroying Styles, as well! Alexander and the Viking Raiders – who show off some impressive power moves – clean house with the Raiders capping off the attack with a Viking Experience on Anderson.
Backstage: Bayley, Sasha Banks
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) September 10, 2019
Backstage, Sasha and Bayley cut a promo about their attack on Charlotte and Becky last week. They say they are back together and “you can take that to the bank.” Cut to Charlotte and Becky getting ready for their match, while also staring each other down.
Segment: Roman Reigns, Connor’s Cure
A video package on Connor’s Cure airs and then Roman Reigns makes his way onto the stage. Reigns says that it was almost a year ago that he announced that his Leukemia returned. He says the fans’ love and support gave him the strength to heal, and in his return he changed his perspective when he came back.
He says that it was more back the ring and wrestling and that he wants to use his platform to “pay it forward” to those battling cancer. He says he has been visiting children’s hospitals all over the country and one of them was in New York. He said that they will use this time to spotlight their stories.
Reigns brings out Julius “The Sarcoma Warrior,” Antonio “the Arrival” (wearing a Sin Cara mask), Miguel “The Mighty M,” Liam “The Red Ninja” and Liana “Lilly Terror” onto the stage and they pose for the crowd.
“These little warriors have been through the biggest fights of their young lives and they’re still standing here strong as ever,” Reigns says. “Our work isn’t done. As we show their victories there are still those beginning their fight and it’s on us to support them and have their backs.”
Becky Lynch & Charlotte Flair vs. Sasha Banks & Bayley
As Sasha and Bayley make their entrance, Charlotte and Becky run up the ramp and attack them! It backfires, however, as they fend them off and then toss Charlotte into the guardrail. Becky comes back with a clothesline to both and then a nasty suplex on Bayley on the floor!
Becky rolls Sasha into the ring and beats her down until Bayley climbs in and helps Sasha double team her. Charlotte slides into the ring with a chair and chases Bayley and Sasha off.
Things have settled down to tag action now as Becky and Bayley square off. Becky backs Bayley into the corner and puts the boots to her and then actually tosses Bayley into her own corner and dares Sasha to tag in, but Sasha drops down to the floor instead.
Becky tosses Bayley to the floor and slams her into the guardrail repeatedly as she continues to taunt Banks. Back in the ring, Becky gets a one count and then tags Charlotte into the match. Charlotte slaps and kicks Bayley as she also taunts her at the same time.
Charlotte hangs Becky up in the ropes and uses her hair to choke her against the ropes and then goes for a scoop slam, but Bayley escapes and slams Charlotte to the mat by her hair. Sasha tags into the match and they double team Charlotte in the corner.
Sasha and Bayley make quick tags as they continue to double team Charlotte over and over. Charlotte fights her way out of the corner and Becky tags her as she backs Bayley into their corner.
Becky whips Bayley into the corner and then goes for a suplex but Bayley counters and hits a Hanging Stunner in the ropes causing Becky to fall to the floor. Sasha beats on Becky on the floor as Bayley taunts Charlotte in the ring causing her to try to come after her and preoccupying the referee.
Sasha tags in and hits a Snap Suplex on Becky back in the ring for a nearfall. Banks chokes Becky in the ropes and tags Bayley back into the match. Becky tries to fight out of the corner and connects with a Reverse DDT as Bayley went for a scoop slam.
Becky makes a tag to Charlotte as Banks tags in, as well. Charlotte is on fire with clotheslines and chops followed by a Fall Away Slam. Charlotte hits a Big Boot to Bayley, knocking her off the apron and then connects with a Backbreaker followed by an STO into the turnbuckles.
Charlotte hits a Neckbreaker and gets a nearfall on Banks. Charlotte goes for a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker but Banks counters into a spinning headscissors into the Banks Statement! Charlotte rolls through and locks in the Figure Eight!
Bayley runs in to break it up but Becky cuts her off and goes for the Disarm-Her, but Bayley counters by throwing Becky into Charlotte and breaking up the Figure Eight in the process.
Sasha connects with Meteora on Charlotte off the apron on the floor.
Back from the break things have settled down again as Banks has Charlotte in a Straight Jacket. Banks hits a Snapmare and earns a nearfall for her troubles. Bayley and Banks isolate Charlotte in their corner and take turns chopping and slapping her.
Charlotte tries to fight back but Bayley takes her down and locks her in a front facelock. Charlotte is able to free herself with a back elbow and then a drop toehold that sends Bayley into the ropes. Becky makes the hot tag and connects with a flying clothesline off the second rope.
Becky hits a spinning back kick and then a Flying Forearm on Bayley followed by the Becksploder on Banks. Banks rolls to the floor and Bayley follows as she dives onto Banks on the floor.
Becky goes up top but Bayley cuts her off and attempts the Bayley-to-Belly, but Becky counters into an attempt at the Disarm-Her. Banks catches Becky with a Backstabber but then eats a Big Boot from Charlotte.
Bayley clotheslines Charlotte and checks on Sasha. Sasha and Bayley go for a Double Suplex but she blocks it and then Becky dives off the top with a Double Missile Dropkick! Becky hits a Guillotine Leg Drop off the top onto Bayley followed by the Moonsault from Charlotte! 1…2…NO Banks breaks it up!
Bayley drags Sasha to the floor and slams her into the ring steps before locking in the Disarm-Her. Bayley kicks Becky and then hits a Bayley-to-Belly into the barricade! Bayley then hits a German Suplex on Charlotte on the floor!
Bayley rolls Charllote back in the ring and then dives off the top with the Flying Elbow Drop, but Charlotte gets her knees up. Sasha grabs Charlotte’s hair from behind but eats a forearm. Bayley rolls Charlotte up for a nearfall but Charlotte kicks out and connects with Natural Selection for the pin!
Winners: Charlotte & Becky via pinfall (Natural Selection)
Backstage: The OC, Robert Roode & Dolph Ziggler
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) September 10, 2019
Backstage The OC are still pissed about what happened earlier. Dolph Ziggler and Bobby Roode approach The OC and taunt them about what happened but then offer their help in being their backup. AJ agrees and fist bumps them.
Rey Mysterio vs. Gran Metalik
This is obviously the first time that Rey and Metalik have ever faced each other but Mysterio faced Metalik’s trainer El Satanico back in Mexico in the 90s many times.
Mysterio and Metalik lockup with Mysterio getting the advantage early with a wristlock, but Metalik reverses it. Mysterio counters with a kip up and then Metalik flips out of the move and locks Mysterio in a side headlock.
Metalik monkey flips Mysterio but Mysterio holds on and then they speed up the offense with a series of counters. Mysterio goes for a rana but Metalik counters with a cartwheel. Mysterio attempts the Mexican Destroyer but Metalik blocks it only for Mysterio to catch him with a rana that sends Metalik into the ropes.
Mysterio goes for the 619 but Metalik blocks it only for Mysterio to roll him up for a nearfall. Metalik goes for a Powerbomb but Mysterio ranas Metalik over the top rope to the floor. Mysterio then goes for the Baseball Slide Splash to the floor, but Metalik rolls out of the way and then connects with a Superkick.
Metalik flies with a beautiful Brillo Metalik (springboard somersault plancha) onto Mysterio on the floor! Metalik rolls Mysterio back in the ring and hits a Slingshot Somersault Senton for a nearfall.
Mysterio hits a spinning headscissors sending Metalik crashing into the turnbuckles and then climbs up top and dives off with a Seated Senton followed by a Springboard Flying Cross Body! Rey then runs right into a boot from Metalik. Metalik shows off his scary athleticism springing to the ropes and hitting a springboard cross body.
Metalik lifts Mysterio up to the top rope and climbs up with and then as Mysterio was hanging on the ropes he hits a Springboard Frankensteiner for another nearfall! Metalik goes for a Powerbomb again but Mysterio counters into a Code Red! 1…2…NO Metalik kicks out!
Mysterio hit a diving rana sending Metalik into the ropes followed by the 619 and then the Frog Splash for the pin!
Winner: Mysterio via pinfall (Frog Splash)
Mysterio helps Metalik up after the match and shakes his hand. Metalik bows to Mysterio as a sign of respect.
Backstage: The Street Profits
The Street Profits are backstage talking about tonight’s show for whatever reason.
King of the Ring Semifinals – Triple Threat Match
Samoa Joe vs. Baron Corbin vs. Ricochet
Corbin stays outside as Joe and Ricochet square off to start the match. Ricochet connects with a spinning headscissors on Joe followed by a dropkick that sends Joe to the floor. As Ricochet sets up for a dive, Corbin lays him out with a Running Shoulder Block.
Corbin whips Ricochet into the corner and charges at him but Ricochet floats up and over him and connects with a Springboard Flying Clothesline and a Standing Shooting Star Press for a nearfall.
Ricochet backflips off the chest of Corbin on the floor and then nails him with an Enziguri. Ricochet then hits a Tope Suicida onto Joe on the floor followed by a Fosbury Flop onto Corbin on the other side of the floor!
Back from break, Ricochet attempts a rana off the apron on Corbin but he blocks it and slams Ricochet into the ring post. Joe then comes flying out of nowhere with an Elbow Suicida through the ropes onto Corbin on the floor!
Joe tosses Ricochet into the ring post again and then rolls Corbin into the ring. Corbin and Joe exchange forearms and body shots and then Joe gets the advantage with some sick chops and slaps. Joe hits an Atomic Drop followed by a Mafia Kick and then the Backsplash Senton for a nearfall. Ricochet was able to break it up.
Ricochet and Joe chop away at it each other until Joe takes Ricochet down with a big chop. Ricochet comes back with a Flying Back Elbow but then he eats a nasty Snap Power Slam from Joe for a nearfall! Joe lifts Ricochet up to the top rope and climbs up with him.
Joe goes for a Superplex but Ricochet blocks it and then Corbin comes in and goes for a Super Bomb. Joe cuts him off and Ricochet shoves Joe off. Ricochet then dives off the top only to eat a nasty clothesline from Corbin! Joe hits a Running Back Elbow and then the Leaping Enziguri on Corbin in the corner! Ricochet takes Joe out with a Superkick!
Joe rolls out to the floor and Ricochet connects with a series of chops and elbows on Corbin, but Corbin lays him out with a Rebound Big Boot off the ropes after Ricochet connected with a Dropkick Salto!
Corbin goes for a Chokeslam but Ricochet counters into a Sunset Flip for a nerfall only to eat a Powerbomb and the Deep Six! 1…2…NO Joe pulls Corbin out to the floor and locks in the Coquina Clutch!
Corbin tries to back Joe into the ring apron and then the guardrail to break the hold but Joe won’t release it. Finally, Joe drops down to the floor and grape veins his body! Ricochet then comes from out of nowhere with a Shooting Star Press off the apron onto Corbin and Joe!
Ricochet rolls Joe into the ring and then goes up top for the 630 Splash, but Joe moves out of the way and then locks him in the Coquina Clutch! Ricochet uses the turnbuckles to back flip out of the hold and then connects with the Recoil! Ricochet goes up top and hits the 630 Splash! Corbin pulls Ricochet to the floor and tosses him into the crowd! Corbin covers Joe and steals the pin!
Winner: Corbin via pinfall
Lacey Evans vs. Natalya
Nattie slaps Lacey and then runs her into the corner and lays in with some right hands. Nattie hits a Snap Suplex and then goes to work on Lacey’s leg.
Nattie locks in a crazy submission hold but Lacey was able to grab the ropes to break it. A “CM Punk” chant has broken out in MSG. Nattie hits a Spinning Clothesline and gets a nearfall. Nattie goes for the Sharpshooter but Lacey grabs the bottom rope and pulls herself out to the floor.
As Nattie climbs out to the floor, Lacey connects with a Spinning Neckbreaker. Lacey then slams Nattie into the ring apron and kicks her in the face repeatedly. Lacey uses the ring skirt to choke Nattie and then rolls back into the ring and hits a Slingshot Elbow Drop for a nearfall.
Lacey continues to beat Nattie down in the corner and then connects with a Headstand into a Seated Senton in the corner for another nearfall.
Lacey locks in a chinlock but Nattie fights out with a snapmare only to eat a running clothesline from Lacey. Evans springs to the top and attempts a Diving Moonsault, but Nattie rolls out of the way only to run right into a spinning back kick. Lacey slams Nattie’s face into the mat repeatedly and then slams her head into the turnbuckles repeatedly.
Lacey goes for another headstand senton but Nattie gets her foot up and then locks in the Sharpshooter for the submission win.
Winner: Natalya via submission (Sharpshooter)
Before Raw: Enes Kanter, R-Truth
Before Raw started, former New York Knick Ernes Kanter pinned R-Truth for the 24/7 Title but after Kanter taunted the New York crowd with his new Celtics jersey R-Truth rolled him up and got his title back.
Firefly Fun House
Bray Wyatt was back with another episode of Firefly Fun House. Rambling Rabbit and Bray talk about “stranger danger.” The “stranger” they are talking about Stone Cold. Their alarm clock even stopped at 3:16 and after all of the puppets repeatedly yell “stranger danger” Bray starts to freak out.
Bray says he’s going to fix her clock and then smashes it with a hammer to fix it. “Steve’s just an old Rattlesnake,” Bray continued. “You can’t blame a rattlesnake for being a rattlesnake. A stranger is just a friend you haven’t met yet.”
Bray talks about Seth and Braun finding “new friends” tonight that were once strangers but says friends won’t help where they’re going. “Friends forgive but the Fiend never forgets,” Bray said. “See you in hell!”
10-Man Tag Team Match
Seth Rollins, Braun Strowman, Cedric Alexander & The Viking Raiders vs. The OC, Dolph Ziggler & Bobby Roode
Cedric tries to start the match off against Dolph but Rollins insists he start off. Rollins escapes a wristlock by rolling forward only for Dolph to kick him in the arm. Ziggler hits the ropes but Seth leapfrogs him and then hits a Hip Toss followed by an arm drag.
Ivor tags into the match and starts destroying Dolph with knees before taking in Erik. Ivar Scoop Slams Ivar on top of Dolph for a nearfall until AJ breaks it up. Now, all 10 man go at it and all hell breaks loose! Dolph dives off the top onto Braun but he gets caught in a Chokeslam!
Back from the break The OC isolates Alexander in the heel corner. Alexander is able to come back with a Slingshot Spinning STO as AJ was taunting the babyfaces. Alexander tries to get a tag but AJ slams Cedric’s injured arm into the mat.
Gallows tags into the match and beats Cedric down in the heel corner again as Roode chokes him with his boot. Gallows hits an arm breaker on Alexander’s arm and then slams it into the turnbuckles. Roode tags into the match and goes to work on Alexander’s arm. Roode locks in a Key Lock but Alexander fights him off only for Roode to hit an arm wringer into another arm breaker.
Roode gets a series of nearfalls on Alexander before locking in a Fujiwara Armbar. Alexander fights back to his feet and nails him with a Spinning Back Elbow. Both men are down now. Roode tags Anderson and Rollins makes the hot tag, as well. Rollins with the Sling Blade on Anderson and an Enzguri to Gallows. Rollins hits the Springboard Flying Knee on Anderson followed by the Falcon Arrow for a nearfall.
Roode broke up the nearfall but eats a flying cross body from Alexander. Alexander then turns around into a Superkick from Dolph only for Dolph to eat an uppercut from Erik. Gallows hits Erik with a Big Boot but then eats a Spinning Clothesline from Ivar.
AJ comes flying off the top with the Phenomenal Forearm on Ivar only for Rollins to catch him with a Superkick! Rollins tags Braun and then hits a Suicide Dive onto Gallows on the floor! Braun runs Gallows over and then Rollins dives onto Anderson on the other side and Strowman runs him over, too!
Back in the ring Strowman hits a Running Powerslam on Anderson. Ziggler and Roode run in and shove Rollins on top of Strowman, who had Anderson covered. Braun and Rollins begin arguing as we go to a break.
Things have calmed back down into a tag match now. Anderson wears Rollins down in the ring before Rollins catches him with a Jawbreaker only to eat a Spinebuster from Anderson in midair as Rollins dove to make a tag.
Anderson lifts Rollins up to the top rope and attempts a Superplex but Rollins hits a series of forearms knocking him off. Roode tags in but east a boot and then a Blockbuster off the top from Rollins.
Rollins reaches for the hot tag but Dolph comes in and goes for the Fameasser only to eat a Buckle Bomb! AJ tags in before Rollins can make the tag but Rollins rolls away from him and tags Strowman in!
Strowman lays everyone out with strikes and clotheslines. He attempts the Running Powerslam on AJ but AJ counters and shoves Braun into the ring post. Erik tags himself in and lays out the heels before eating a Pele Kick from AJ!
Ivar hits a Leg Lariat on AJ and then climbs up top as Cedric blind tags him. Ivar hits a Somersault Plancha off the top onto a pile of bodies on the floor! AJ attempts the Phenomenal Forearm on Alexander but he catches him in midair with the Lumbar Check! 1…2..3!
Winners: Rollins, Strowman, The Viking Experience & Alexander via pinfall (Lumbar Check)
Stone Cold hits the ring and offers up some Steveweisers to the babyfaces to close out the show.