WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Sept. 16, 2019) from the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee, featuring all the fallout from the Clash of Champions pay-per-view (PPV) that went down just last night in Charlotte.
Advertised for tonight: The King of the Ring final, Bray Wyatt has come for Seth Rollins, and more!
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WWE RAW RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR SEPT. 16
Long ago I wandered through my mind in the land of fairy tales and stories. Lost in happiness I had no fears, innocence and love was all I knew. Was it illusion? Soon the days went passing into years, happiness just didn’t come so easy. Life was more than fairy tales and daydreams, and now, I have to liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.
The show opens with Seth Rollins making his entrance.
He says last night was a hell of a night but he’s got a lot to unpack. He talks about losing the tag titles and puts Braun Strowman over as being very large and very strong and admitting that he gave him the fight of his life before giving him “mad props.” He talks about how it took four Blackouts and a Pedigree to keep Strowman down. And the way he’s feeling, he’s happy there’s no rematch anytime soon.
When he pulled himself up the ramp he didn’t have time to celebrate before the Fiend attacked. In less than three weeks, he gets Bray Wyatt one-on-one inside of Hell in a Cell! So yowie wowie indeed--
Firefly Fun House starts up on the tron with Bray Wyatt waving and greeting his fireflies. He calls Seth his future best friend and says he’s glad he’s here and super glad he’s okay, to which Rollins takes issue and Rambling Rabbit tells him to run. Wyatt continues, saying people make mistakes and friends forgive, but he never forgets, and maybe that’s why he said hello at Clash of Champions, and maybe he’ll have more to say tonight.
Bray disassociates staring into the camera for a long, long beat before laughing and jovially telling Seth that he’ll see him in hell.
All the graphics are upside down while commentary hypes the rest of the show and then we cut to Braun Strowman walking backstage.
He runs into an interview and he says the next guy to step foot in the ring is going to get These Hands.
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, newly minted Raw Tag Team Champions Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode make their entrance.
They’re followed shortly thereafter by newly crowned SmackDown Tag Team Champions the Revival.
Roode begins, saying when he and Dolph decided to become a team, nobody could believe it. He invites us all to take a good hard look at greatness--
Enter Braun Strowman.
The Revival try to take the fight to him in the ramp but Braun shrugs them off and gets into the ring to go after Ziggler and Roode. They run away and Strowman calls for it... POUNCE FOR DAWSON! POUNCE FOR WILDER! POUNCE FOR ZIGGLER! ROODE GETS AWAY!
Backstage, Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross are chatting about their win last night and Alexa moves on to talking trash about Sasha Banks and says tonight they’re gonna show her when they beat the Boss and Hug Connection tonight.
The OC make their entrance, they’ll be in action after the break.
Cedric Alexander & Viking Raiders (Erik & Ivar) vs. the OC (AJ Styles, Karl Anderson, & Luke Gallows)
Styles and Alexander to start, circling, Cedric blocks a punch and hammers AJ into the corner! Styles passes him in, but he refuses to relent and keeps hammering, knocking the Phenomenal One down with a roundhouse kick! Whip reversed, Cedric hits a Penalty Kick, Michinoku Driver denied and AJ ends up in the babyface corner, where Alexander tags Erik in. Assisted knee strike, roaring in Styles’ face, tag to Anderson.
Erik knocks Karl down, whip, duck a lariat, catch him, tag to Ivar and a slam. Scoop Warbeard up, slam him down on Machine Gun for two! Armbar applied, tag back to Erik but Anderson runs away and tags Gallows in. Big Hoot in with a front kick, clubbing blows, Rowe fires right back, knees in the corner, whip reversed, up and over, back roll, shotgun knees come up empty!
Sex Ferguson dumps Erik to the floor, AJ runs interference and Karl Anderson joins him with a boot to send us to break!
Back from commercial, Anderson has Erik locked down with a reverse chinlock. before breaking loose to clear the apron. Eirk with a judo throw into a wicked knee lift, tag to Ivar! In hot, shoulder block, side slam, basement crossbody, Banzai Drop for Styles! Cartwheel lariat takes Machine Gun out, tag to Alexander, in hot with a springboard but Gallows breaks it up!
Erik with a big Saito suplex, neckbreaker from Anderson, Cedric hits the Neuralyzer! Fired up, blind tag from Styles, he springboards on an unawares Alexander...
The OC win by pinfall with a Phenomenal Forearm from AJ Styles on Cedric Alexander.
Vikings and Club brawling in the ring, Erik and Gallows standing, double leg from the viking, to the floor and they just have a mean ol’ hockey fight as Warbeard climbs... SENTON ATOMICO WIPES ‘EM ALL OUT! AJ up top as Cedric recovers, but Alexander cuts him off! Right hands, punches in the corner... AVALANCHE FRANKENSTEINER BLOCKED AND REVERSED INTO A SECOND ROPE STYLES CLASH!
We get footage from earlier today of R-Truth visiting a museum. Kane is also here! They chat for a beat before R-Truth thinks he realizes he’s Larry Bird. Kane, er, excuse me, Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs, corrects him and offers him a personal tour by limousine.
Baron Corbin makes his entrance to send us to break.
Baron Corbin vs. Chad Gable (King of the Ring 2019 Finals)
Circling, collar and elbow, Gable with a waistlock, wristlock, Corbin clubs him down but Chad goes for an ankle pick and only the ropes save Baron. Fakeout into a fron chancery, Corbin posts to his feet, handful of hair and he punches Gable to the mat! Waistlock, Baron gets away with a back elbow, clubbing blows, pass into the corner and put boots to him. Low-bridge sends the Lone Wolf to the floor, back in and a dropkick sends him back out again!
Chad fired up, to the floor after him, but he gets back body dropped into the timekeeper’s area to send us to break!
Back from commercial, Gable is in danger of getting counted out but he beats referee Chad Patton’s count. Dragging him up by his jaw, knocking him down, cover for one. Overhead elbows, into a half nelson chinlock, wrenching it in but Gable recovers with strikes. Pass to the floor and back in, Baron decks him with a huge lariat... NOPE! Off the ropes, northern lariat, Chad tries to get in with a forearm but Corbin drops him back down!
Hammer whip puts the Olympian chest-first into the turnbuckles, Baron tries to set him up top but Gable reverses to a cross armbar in the ropes! Corbin drags him over the ropes and slams him... STILL NO! Baron starting to get mad, another northern lariat, but Chad comes off the ropes into an ankle lock and refuses to let go as Corbin keeps trying to kick him away!
A forearm breaks the hold but Gable sidesteps and Baron eats the post hard! Chad up top, missile dropkick connects! Gable follows it up with the rolling koppo kick, another one, a third... CORBIN POPS HIM UP INTO A WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM FOR TWO! Action to the floor, Baron grabs him and tosses him into the barricades, but Chad slips away and Corbin eats the steps hard!
Gable wraps Corbin’s leg around the post repeatedly, dropkick to the knee, repeated forearms, off the ropes... DEEP SIX CATCHES HIM BUT CAN’T PUT CHAD GABLE DOWN! Out and back in, Gable with a waistlock... CHAOS THEORY IS NOT ENOUGH! Moonsault, nobody home, lands on his feet, float out of End of Days, roll-through, pick the ankle, Baron’s got nowhere to go!
Crawling, desperate, reaching, Chad pulls him back in, falls back and grapevines the leg! Crawling, reaching, desperate... CORBIN GETS THE ROPES! Back elbows, tilt-a-whirl countered...
Baron Corbin wins by pinfall with End of Days to become King of the Ring.
Backstage, Street Profits are on the set of Maria Kanellis’ gender reveal party, which will be up next, after the break.
Back from commercial and Street Profits are still presiding over the gender reveal, inasmuch as you can know a child’s gender before they can tell you.
I mean, I’m just saying, I’d wait, oh... 32 years or so before declaring my child’s gender to the world. Personal experience, folks.
Anyway, Maria says the child has been assigned male and addresses her husband Mike, saying everybody knows that Ricochet is really the kid’s dad. Ricochet begs off and says that, while he *would* have, he did not, which leads Kanellis to challenge him to a match.
Montez Ford pitches a baby on a pole match.
Mike Kanellis vs. Ricochet
Ricochet ducks a lariat and begs off but Kanellis wants to fight! Mike slaps him across the face, punch to the neck, putting boots to him! Ricky recovers, shoulder thrust in the corner, a kick, springboard lariat and the One and Only is fired up...
Ricochet wins by pinfall with Recoil.
We get more firefly Fun House, as Bray Wyatt hangs photos of guys the Fiend has taken out on his Wall of Friendship with their eyes X’d out before saying he’s gonna go find more friends.
On that note, we go to break.
Back from commercial, Mike Kanellis is sitting dejected on the apron while Maria berates him.
She says she thought maybe embarrassing him would get him to defend their unborn child’s honor but she’ll reveal the real father right now. It’s...
It’s Rusev! He gets in the ring and Mike begs off and congratulates Maria to try and get out of there unscathed. Rusev freight trains him and throws him into the barricade a few times before taking him in the ring...
Mike Kanellis vs. Rusev
We get a bell, Machka Kick! Dragging Kanellis into place...
Rusev wins by submission with the Accolade.
We get another 24/7 Championship video package with Kane taking R-Truth on a tour of Knox County. Kane beckons a police officer over and Truth asks him if he’s a RoboCop. He is, not, in fact, a RoboCop... but he IS a referee! Ron tries to run away and runs into a goalpost...
Mayor Glenn “Kane” Jacobs wins by pinfall with a lateral press to become WWE 24/7 Champion.
Backstage, Bayley and Sasha Banks are getting ready for their match to send us to break.
Back from commercial in time for entrances.
Cesaro gets on the mic and tells Rey Mysterio he should have listened to his kid, who he will beat to hell just like he’s about to beat Rey to hell. Mysterio attacks but Cesaro shrugs him off and is game to fight!
Cesaro vs. Rey Mysterio
We get the bell, uppercut... almost! Snap suplex, off the ropes, elbow drop, choking Mysterio against the bottom rope! Drawing him up, uppercuts in the corner, Karelin Lift into a powerbomb clutch... COUNTER FRANKENSTEINER PUTS THE SWISS SUPERMAN SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE RINGPOST! Off the ropes, suicide dive countered with an uppercut!
Deadlift suplex over the ropes blocked, shoulder thrust, front kick, Rey with a 619 to the kidney, suicide dive tornado DDT to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Cesaro in control, rear chinlock with a knee to the back, headscissors denied, shoulder thrust from the apron but the Swiss Superman knocks the legend to the floor with an uppercut! Back inside, slingshot senton atomico for two! Rear chinlock, adding an arm trap, Rey escapes, springboard crossbody caught on the roll-through but Mysterio hits a crucifix driver!
Back to their feet, Rey off the ropes with a front kick, waistlock, standing switch, springboard into a satellite DDT... NOPE! Another satellite maneuver denied, Cesaro with a big boot and into an arm-trap crossface on the kickout! Wrenching back, Mysterio counters to a pin to force the break and follows with a step-up enzuigiri that leaves the Swiss Superman out on his feet!
Off the ropes, 619... CAUGHT INTO A MILITARY PRESS GUTBUSTER FOR A NEARFALL! Straight suplex, another, looking for the Three Amigos but Rey reverses the last one into a Frankensteiner that sets him up for the 619! Up top, diving Frankensteiner countered and reversed...
Rey Mysterio wins by pinfall with a Yoshi Tonic.
Back to Firefly Fun House, Seth Rollins has been added to the Wall of Friendship with his eyes crossed out and devil horns drawn on his portrait.
That sends us to break.
Back from commercial, we get a hype video for the Authors of Pain wherein they talk about how hard they are in their native languages.
Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross vs. Boss and Hug Connection (Bayley & Sasha Banks)
Bliss and Bayley to start, mat slam from the Hugger, quick tags, working Alexa over. She blocks the Tube Man elbow, Yoshi Tonic and then a cannonball off the apron when the heels try to regroup at ringside! Back inside, cover for two, tag to Cross. Assisted corner lariat, right hand, snapmare into a dropkick for two! Knee to the midsection, Bayley can’t quite get the Stunner and Sasha tags in.
Double knees in the corner, only two! Clubbing away, Banks clears the apron, whip into the corner, double knees blocked with a kick to the face, low bridge for Bayley but she pulls Alexa off the apron and throws her into the steel steps! Cross wants the tag, but Bayley keeps the pressure up and the Boss takes her into the corner to choke her out. Trainers check on Bliss as we go to break.
Back from commercial, Bayley in control with a reverse chinlock but Cross gets a jawbreaker off! Short whip, Hugger with a lariat and a tag to Banks. Whip into the corner, quick tags, Bliss having been taken away for medical attention. Nikki beating on Bayley, Boss and Hug take her to the floor but Cross gets Sasha hung up in the ring skirt and wails on her with right hands!
Suicide dropkick denied, Bayley goes into the barricade! Back inside, Cross laying Bayley out, Stinger Splash sets up the bulldog and she’s fired up! Baseball slide cuts the Boss off, schoolboy nearly does it, whip reversed, elbow up and off the second with a tornado DDT! Suplex lift, dragon screw neck whip connects... BANKS BREAKS IT UP! Sasha tags in, small package catches her for two, fisherman DDT reversed into a lungblower...
Boss and Hug Connection win by submission with the Bank Statement from Sasha Banks on Nikki Cross.
Banks goes and gets a steel chair but before she can use it--
Enter Becky Lynch, chair in hand, to make the save! They have a chair fight, stalemate, Bayley evens the odds and here comes Charlotte Flair! She takes the Hugger out and Lynch runs Banks off!
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, Sasha Banks cuts a locker room promo.
She puts herself over as a star and challenges Becky Lynch to a rematch at Hell in a Cell.
We see more 24/7 Championship footage from earlier as R-Truth stalks Kane and rolls him up...
R-Truth wins by pinfall to regain the WWE 24/7 Championship.
Kane goes to choke him but Truth begs off by pointing out that, as mayor, Kane has too much work to be 24/7 Champion. Kane admits that he’s right and they go enjoy the show together.
Becky Lynch cuts a promo backstage accepting Sasha Banks’ challenge and upping the ante for it to be a Hell in a Cell match proper.
Lacey Evans makes her entrance, she’ll be in action after the break.
Back from commercial, Dana Brooke makes her entrance.
Dana Brooke vs. Lacey Evans
Evans in with kicks, Brooke trips her up and gets her own strikes in,shove into the corner, punches on punches, handspring back elbow, snap suplex, only two! Lacey trips her up on the apron, smashing her face into the apron, slingshot dropkick, cover for two. Knee drop to the elbow, chinlock armbar, Dana gets a comeback but Evans cuts her off, Woman’s Right into a Sharpshooter...
Lacey Evans wins by submission with a Sharpshooter.
Seth Rollins is shown chilling backstage to send us to break.
Back from commercial in time for entrances.
Robert Roode vs. Seth Rollins
Roode with a waistlock, reversed to a wristlock, hammerlock, back elbow to break. Side headlock, shot off, shoulder block, drop down, leapfrog, hip toss, another one, into the kneeling armbar. Handful of Rollins’ hair, knee in the corner, big chop, but the Architect fights back with strikes. Whip reversed, big knee lift from Robert, shoulder thrusts in the corner, clothesline sends Roo to the floor.
Off the ropes, Ziggler runs interference, Seth gives chase and catches a lariat from Roode! Putting him into the apron, diving knee connects! Back inside, Dolph jawing and taunting and that give Bobby the opportunity to blast Rollins off the apron! Cheap shot from Ziggler, Roode following after, gourdbuster over the barricade to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Roode has a waistlock applied but Rollins gets to his feet. Back elbows, off the ropes, tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for two! Dumping Seth to the floor, he superkicks Ziggler, chops for Roode, throwing him into the barricade and then back inside. Duck a lariat, off the ropes, Sling Blade connects! Falcon Arrow blocked, Robert dumps him to the apron, Seth collects himself, diving knee, nobody home!
Falcon Arrow does the deal... NOPE! Jockeying for position in the corner, Rollins with the Buckle Bomb, Avada Kedavra, Blackout... ZIGGLER BREAKS IT UP! Referee Chad Patton has to call it...
Seth Rollins wins by disqualification.
Post-match, Ziggler and Rollins brawl...
Enter the OC! They join the fray, all punches and stomps... MAGIC KILLER! STYLES CLASH! SUPERKICK!
THAT’S GOTTA BE...! THAT’S GOTTA BE KANE!
Big slicing rights for everybody! GALLOWS TAKES A CHOKESLAM! SO DO ANDERSON AND STYLES! He goes to call the fire but the lights go out...
THE FIEND IS BEHIND KANE! THE MANDIBLE CLAW IS IN!
He chokes Kane out before crawling over to Rollins, who is living in pants-shitting fear in the corner of the ring.
The Firefly Fun House intro plays, distorted and warped.
That’s the show, folks.