WWE RAW: September 19, 2016 - Results and highlights
Raw on September 19, 2016 was telecasted live for the fans from the FedExForum in Memphis, Tennesse.
New Delhi: Raw on September 19, 2016 was telecasted live for the fans from the FedExForum in Memphis, Tennesse. Last week, RAW ended with Roman Reigns lying powerless on the mat with Rusev standing tall in the ring. (SmackDown Live: September 20, 2016 - Results and video highlights)
This week's RAW started with Roman Reigns making his way to the ring. But even before he could begin, Stephanie McMahon interrupted him and before she could say something, Raw General Manager Mick Foley joined her in the ring.
Mick apologised for last week's mismanagement on the show. He made up for it with a match between Rollins and Rusev on the red brand.
The General Manager announced that The Big Dog will face Bulgarian Brute at Clash of Champions for the US Championship. But before that, Roman will face Kevin Owens for the WWE Universal Championship on RAW's main event.
Kevin Owens interrupted the General Manager even before he finished announcing the main event.
The Prizefighter highlighted that he beat Reigns twice last week and he should concentrate on his upcoming match against Rollins at Clash of Champions.
Stephanie said that Owens will face Roman tonight in the main event but it willl not be a Championship match, to which Foley said, "Fair Enough".
Mick made the main event on RAW a steel cage match.
1- Seth Rollins vs Rusev
This match was made by the Raw General Manager Mick Foley. Last week on Raw, Rollins interfered in the main event between Reigns and Owens.
The Architect was fired up for the match, he took on Rusev with some serious moves in the beginning of the match.
Rollins hit a Falcon Arrow but the Bulgarian kick out at 2.
They both took the fight outside the ring with Rusev trying to escape from the match. Rollins tried to bring Rusev back in the ring but to no avail.
Referee counted both of them out.
Result: Double Count Out
Rollins hit Rusev with crossbody from the announce table.
2- Braun Strowman vs Sin Cara
Will someone defeat the streak of Strowman? Last week on Raw, Sin Cara tried to do so and failed.
This week was his second consecutive match against the 6 foot giant.
Sin Cara with his high-flying moves started the match. When he tried the reverse moonsault on Strowman, it was countered into the Gorilla Press Slam.
Result: Braun Strowman beats Sin Cara by pinfall
3- Bayley and Sasha Banks vs Charlotte and Dana Brooke (Tag-Team Match)
A triple-threat match is all set between Charlotte, Sasha Banks and Bayley for the Women's Championship at Clash of Champions.
But for now, Banks and Bayley have to team up for their tag-team match against the Raw Women's Champion and Dana Brooke.
Throughout the match, Charlotte and Dana tried to work on the injured back of The Boss.
In the end, the babyface hit the Springboard elbow to Charlotte before going for Bayley-to-Belly suplex.
Dana interfered in the match, giving Charlotte advantage to hit Bayley with a big boot before pinning her for the win.
Result: Charlotte and Dana Brooke beat Sasha Banks and Bayley by pinfall
4- Seth Rollins confronts Stephanie McMahon
Rollins was seen in the office of Stephanie McMahon to talk about the fatal-four way match which happened for the WWE Universal Championship.
The Architect was not happy with Kevin Owens becoming the Champion.
Raw Commissioner said that Owens was right, Rollins lost the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Finn Ballor which is now at Smack Down.
Seth responded by insisting that he will become Stephanie's worst nightmare once he becomes the Champion.
5- Bo Dallas vs Gary Graham
Bo Dallas had a match up against rookie Gary Graham.
This match was quickly over as Bo hit a Lariat followed by a CorkScrew for the win.
Result: Bo Dallas beats Gary Graham by pinfall
6- Sheamus vs Cesaro (Best of Seven Series - Match 6)
Sheamus was 3-0 up in the 7 match series against Cesaro. The Swiss-superman fought hard to make it 3-2.
If The Swiss Superman loses tonight, it will all be over for him.
Cesaro hit the running uppercut and send the Celtic Warrior over the barricade outside the ring.
Sheamus hit White Noise on the apron for a 2-count.
After that Cesaro hit neutralizer on the Celtic Warrior for a 3 fall.
The series is now tied at 3-3. The last match will be at Clash of Champion to determine who will get a Championship opportunity.
Result: Cesaro beats Sheamus by pinfall
7- Chris Jericho unveils "The List of Jericho"
Standing in the middle of the ring, Chris Jericho talked about how bad Mick Foley has been doing the job as Raw GM.
He enlisted the reason why Mick Foley is a poor manager and called it The List of Jericho.
Enzo Amore & Big Cass, The Shining Stars, The New Day and Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson all came down to the ring in a verbal brawl.
But Sami Zayn came out of nowhere for the payback against Jericho and straight away started to hit him outside the ring.
After watching this, all the other superstars in the ring started to fight within themselves.
8- Chris Jericho and The Club and The Shining Stars vs Sami Zayn and The New Day and Enzo & Cass (Ten-Man Tag Team)
Jericho and Kofi started the match with former having the upper hand.
Cass tried to end the match but was stopped by the Shining Stars.
Y2J and Zayn then beat each other, before Big Cass and Enzo pinned Primo for the win.
Result: Sami Zayn and The New Day and Enzo & Cass beats Chris Jericho and The Club and The Shining Stars
9- WWE Cruiserweight Division debut
Mick Foley announced the Cruiserweight Division on RAW.
10- Rich Swann vs Gran Metalik vs Cedric Alexander vs Brian Kendrick (#1 Contender For WWE Cruiserweight Championship)
Result: Brian Kendrick beats Rich Swann and Gran Metalik and Cedric Alexander by submission
11- Kevin Owens vs Roman Reigns (Steel Cage Match)
This was the main event for the show. WWE Universal Champion face off against the Power House.
Owens tried to escape the cage through the door, but was stopped by Reigns twice.
KO went for the exit through the door, while Reigns tried to climb his way out of the cage. The two seem to go head-to-head but in the end it was Reigns who hit the ground first and won the match.
Result: Roman Reigns beats Kevin Owens by climbing out of the ring
As Roman was celebrating, Rusev tried to ambush him from behind. The Big Dog started to beat the hell out of the Bulgarian.
Owens slammed the door on the face of Reigns. KO and Rusev then took turn to attack The Big Dog.
Seth Rollins came in and climbed up the cage to hit crossbody on the WWE Universal Champion and US Champion.