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WWE Raw results, live blog (Sept. 15, 2014): Brock Lesnar returns, Night of Champions go home show

WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Sept. 15, 2014) from the Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana featuring the go home show to the upcoming Night of Champions pay-per-view (PPV) scheduled for this coming Sunday night in Nashville.

Advertised for tonight: Brock Lesnar returns for a face-to-face confrontation with John Cena, AJ Lee & Brie Bella vs. Paige & Nikki Bella, and more!

Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the Raw live blog kicks off once the show starts on USA. It will be below this line here. (REMINDER: NO GIFS OR PICS ARE ALLOWED IN THE COMMENTS SECTION. OFFENDERS WILL BE BANNED.)



BaconStrips here. Grab a beverage and get ready for the insanity!


Broadcast is live

Paul Heyman is in the ring to start Raw.

He says that he is here to give us a preview of what will happen at Night of Champions. He mocks John Cena's entrance and gives his usual introduction for BARAWK LESNAR!!!

Right as Heyman starts to promise another vicious beatdown, John Cena comes out, and he has a smile on his face.

Cena asks Heyman where Lesnar is, and reminds Heyman of the ultimatum that he dropped on last week's Raw. Heyman gets all excited while introducing Lesnar. However, as Cena prepares for Lesnar, Heyman starts laughing. He reveals that Brock Lesnar's private plane was delayed, and he would be late for the show.

As Heyman gloats, Cena grabs the back of Heyman's head and promises to "beat your ass" if Lesnar doesn't show up at the halfway point of Raw.

As Heyman is leaving, Cena cuts him off and promises a fight for the Cajundome crowd. The segment ends with Cena dragging Heyman to the back in a headlock.


The commentators recap the beatdown that Roman Reigns received last week on Raw at the hands of Korporate Kane, Randy Orton, and Seth Rollins.

Roman Reigns vs Seth Rollins is advertised for tonight.

Chris Jericho's pyro goes off. He has a match with Korporate Kane after the commercial break.


After the break, we get a WWE App video of John Cena locking Paul Heyman in his locker room. He then solicits The Great Khali's help to keep him inside.

Chris Jericho vs Kane

Jericho gets the upper hand early with a springboard dropkick and cross body to the outside. However, Kane quickly takes over with a right hand and a shove into the ring apron. Momentum goes back and forth until Kane throws Jericho out of the ring as a lead in to a commercial.

We return from break with Kane in control of Jericho. Kane maintains control for a while until Jericho counters a diving clothesline with a dropkick. He maintains control until Kane botchily (new word!) counters a mounted ten count in the corner, causing a cut on Jericho's chin. While the referee is distracted, Kane exposes the top turnbuckle, but is unable to capitalize.

After some back-and-forth offense, Kane goes for a chokeslam, but Jericho counters into a DDT. After some more messy offense, Jericho goes for a Lionsault, but is caught by Kane, who attempts another chokeslam. However, Jericho is able to escape, drive Kane into the exposed turnbuckle, and roll him up for the pinfall.

Chris Jericho defeats Kane by pinfall


Backstage, Paul Heyman is desperately attempting to contact Brock Lesnar


Recap of the International Arm Wrestling Challenge between Rusev and Mark Henry that took place on SmackDown. After the recap, a video is shown where Olympic athlete Charles Austin proclaims his support toward Henry.

Roman Reigns is interviewed by Renee Young. After replaying the betrayal of Seth Rollins, Reigns tells us that he is going to punch Rollins in the mouth until his knuckles bleed.

Jack Swagger and Zeb Coulter make their way to the ring. Swagger faces Bo Dallas after the commercial.


Jack Swagger vs Bo Dallas

Despite an early flurry from Dallas, Swagger is able to take early control until Dallas dodges an avalanche attempt. Dallas is able to maintain control for a little while until he crashes and burns during a top-rope knee attempt (He says "BO-LIEVE!!!" before dropping the knee).

Swagger attempts to rally, but Dallas is able to break the rally. After a Running Bo-Dog attempt is broken, Dallas transitions from a crucifix into a sunset flip pin attempt. However, Swagger is able to counter into a Patriot Lock for the submission win.

Jack Swagger defeats Bo Dallas by submission


The announcers hype stuff on the WWE Network

AJ Lee and Brie Bella vs Paige and Nikki Bella is next (after we get a recap of the lovely Jerry Springer segment from last week)


AJ Lee/Brie Bella vs Paige/Nikki Bella

Brie and Nikki start, but Nikki quickly tags Paige in. Paige quickly takes control of Brie, using her to creatively mock AJ. Although Brie is able to break Paige's control, Nikki runs to AJ and pulls her off the apron. This allows Paige to murder Brie with the RamPaige for the pinfall.

Paige/Nikki Bella defeat AJ Lee/Brie Bella by pinfall

After the match, Nikki lays out Brie with her torture rack backbreaker (Rack Attack?). After Nikki leaves, AJ and Paige taunt each other through the art of skipping.


Recap of a Teddy Long Special (Eight Man Tag) from SmackDown

Bray Wyatt cuts a promo where he promises to "fix the Big Show"

After the commercial, Heyman begs Khali to let him leave the locker room to call Brock Lesnar. Khali grabs Heyman, takes his fake iPhone, and drops it on the floor. Khali then says something to Heyman, hurls him back into the locker room, closes the door, and talks to the broken toy phone.


Big Show vs Bray Wyatt

Big Show dominates Wyatt early until Wyatt is able to reverse the momentum and ground the big man with a DDT. Although Big Show tries to rally, he is quelled by a flying forearm from Wyatt. Despite that, Big Show hits the Final Cut on Wyatt. However, the pinfall is broken up by Luke Harper, leading to the DQ.

Big Show defeats Bray Wyatt by DQ

After the DQ, Big Show chokeslams Harper and Erick Rowan as Wyatt laughs in his chair.


The Usos/Sheamus vs The Dust Bros/Cesaro

Sheamus and Goldust start. They go back and forth until one of the Usos is tagged in. Despite the tag in, Goldust is able to overpower the Uso into the corner so Stardust can tag in. Stardust gets some offense in on the Uso. As the referee is distracted, Cesaro uses the Ten Beats of the Bowery on the Uso. After more back-and-forth offense, the other Uso is tagged in. The other Uso tries to reverse the momentum, but Stardust is able to nail him with a kick for a two count as we head to break.

We come back with Cesaro in control of an Uso. Cesaro teases the swing, but executes a double stomp instead. The heel corner maintains control with frequent tags until Cesaro eats a back body drop after taunting Sheamus. This allows Sheamus and Stardust to be tagged in, and Sheamus gets the hot tag advantage.

After this, things move very quickly. Stardust eats a Brogue Kick, Sheamus eats a Neutralizer from Cesaro for a two count due to an Uso breaking the count. Goldust goes after the Uso and eats a superkick. The other Uso comes in and superkicks Cesaro. Another tag is made, and Cesaro eats a splash from an Uso for the win.

The Usos/Sheamus defeat The Dust Bros/Cesaro by pinfall


Recap of the destruction of Dean Ambrose

The Night of Champions preshow is announced. It is an hour long, and will feature a special edition of Christian's Peep Show with special guest Chris Jericho.

More hype for "Mark Henry Hypes America"

Randy Orton is interviewed by Renee Young. They recap and discuss his attack on Chris Jericho. He promises to hand Chris Jericho the "beating of his life."

The halftime showdown between John Cena and either Brock Lesnar or Paul Heyman is next


John Cena thanks Khali (in Indian no less), grabs Paul Heyman, and drags him to the ring.

John Cena tells the crowd that either Heyman will "magically make a Beast appear", or Cena will "magically use his fists to make Paul's teeth disappear."

Heyman goes on to call "Hustle, Loyalty, and Respect" a sham, and that "to beat a beast, you have to become the beast", and that "I'm the one to bring that hatred out of you."

Heyman masterfully attempts to make Cena snap and unleash his dark side, but to no avail. He rehashes the fact that "Hustle, Loyalty, and Respect" stops Cena from truly unleashing his dark side, and it is this that keeps Cena from being able to defeat Brock Lesnar.

After more taunting from Heyman, Cena shoves Heyman out of the ring. After this, Brock Lesnar's music plays, and The Beast emerges to a huge pop. Cena and Lesnar have a staredown as Lesnar circles the ring. Lesnar helps Heyman up and starts to exit. However, him and Cena keep their eyes locked.

Some time later, Lesnar hands Heyman his title and enters the ring, and the brawl breaks out. Lesnar gets the upper hand with a German suplex, but Cena comes right back in and takes advantage of Lesnar. The two of them keep brawling until WWE's crack security team break the two up. Lesnar and Heyman walk out like a couple of badasses to end the segment.


Cameron vs Naomi

Before the match, we get a snippet of last night's episode of Total Divas where the Funkadactyl breakup is expanded upon.

Lots of screaming, sloppiness, and whatever.

"Cameron's really come along as an athlete" - Michael Cole...

Naomi gets the win with her new submission that she used at Battleground, although she botched the application of it.

Naomi defeats Cameron by submission


Dolph Ziggler/R Ziggler vs The Miz/Damien Mizdow

Dolph and Mizdow start off with some back-and-forth action until Dolph gets the upper hand. Dolph tags in R. R has control until Mizdow takes control after a distraction from Miz. After Mizdow works over R, Miz is tagged in. He controls R until R is able to escape Miz's hold and tag in Dolph, who comes in on fire. He completely shifts the momentum of the match. Despite an attempted Skull-Crushing Finale, Dolph is able to hit Miz with the Zig Zag for the win.

Dolph Ziggler/R Zigger defeat The Miz/Damien Mizdow by pinfall


Seth Rollins is interviewed by Tom Phillips. The beatdown from last week is shown, and Rollins gives his reactions to the video. He briefly puts Roman Reigns over, but he quickly starts to mock him, including an ape impression. He also tells us that the rhinoceros is one of the most powerful animals in the world, but they aren't that smart, and that is exactly what Roman Reigns is. He also reemphasizes that he created Roman Reigns.

Roman Reigns vs Seth Rollins is next


Roman Reigns vs Seth Rollins

We start with some fast paced brawling, but Reigns eventually takes control and dominates Rollins (including launching him over the announce table) as we go to break.

We come back with Rollins in control of Reigns after a JTG-esque neckbreaker. Reigns attempts a comeback, but is averted by Rollins (including the first-ever counter of the apron dropkick I think). However, Reigns is still able to come back and shift the momentum in his favor.

Reigns nails Rollins with the apron dropkick and Superman Punch. He attempts a spear, but Rollins is able to dodge, roll Reigns, and nail him with Avada Kedavra for a two count. Rollins attempts a top rope maneuver, but Reigns is able to stop the move. Reigns attempts a superplex, but Rollins is able to flip out, hoist Reigns, and land a Buckle Bomb for a two count.

After some kicks, Rollins goes for the Curb Stomp, but Reigns is able to dodge and hit the spear for the win.

Roman Reigns defeats Seth Rollins by pinfall


Michael Cole is in a patriotically themed ring. He introduces Mark Henry, the man who will "rally America."

Henry shares his anger over Rusev and Lana. He also shares his displeasure over having to withdraw from the 1996 Olympic Games.

After some more talking, Henry promises that he can't let the WWE Universe (and America) down.

Cole references Lana's use of social media to blast America. Henry starts to address this question, but is interrupted by Rusev and Lana.

Lana tells Henry to shut up. She then goes on to blast the declination of America's intelligence, and she promises visual aids to get through to the people.

Lana brings up Henry's failure at the 1992 Olympics, and demands a show of respect towards Russia's gold medalist at those games.

Lana keeps bringing up Henry's failures to shake his confidence. After Lana shows the obligatory picture of Vladimir Putin, Henry recites the Pledge of Allegiance. As he is reciting it, Rusev enters the ring and the two men start brawling. Rusev gets the upper hand and attempts to lock in The Accolade, but Henry is able to power out and plant Rusev with a spinebuster.

Mark Henry and America stand tall as the show ends.


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