WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Sept. 9, 2019) from Madison Square Garden in New York, New York, featuring all the latest build to the upcoming Clash of Champions pay-per-view (PPV) scheduled for this Sunday night in Charlotte.
Advertised for tonight: Stone Cold returns to mediate a contract signing, the King of the Ring tournament continues, 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.)
WWE RAW RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR SEPT. 9
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The show opens with... my cable refusing to load.
It takes me a few minutes but when I get it going “Stone Cold” Steve Austin is in the ring cutting a promo as part of his moderation duties for the contract signing between Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman. Braun comes out first and offers the Rattlesnake a hand, but Austin refuses and introduces Rollins.
Seth comes down and starts talking and says nobody’s stabbing anybody in the back, but after Clash of Clampions, he’s still gonna be Universal Champion. Strowman says he ain’t turning his back on Seth, he likes being tag champs, but he’s gonna love being Universal Champion, and to quote one of the greatest of all time, he’s about to open a can of whoop-ass.
Enter AJ Styles and the OC.
Styles gets on the mic and says this is a moment, Stone Cold back in Madison Square Garden, and this may be a little funny coming from him, but the OC doesn’t want none, they don’t want the Rattlesnake all riled up. Further, this is all Steve’s fault, and he needs to stay out of their business.
Eventually the OC attacks but Braun runs Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows off! Seth almost handles AJ, but Styles sidesteps and ends up taunting in front of Austin... STUNNER ON AJ STYLES! Stone Cold celebrates with a beer bash and leaves to send us to break.
Back from commercial, AJ Styles is down and out ahead of his scheduled match against Cedric Alexander.
AJ Styles vs. Cedric Alexander
Alexander hot out the gates, taking Styles to the floor and working him over. Back inside, cover for two, AJ recovers, throat thrust, but Cedric nails him with Neuralyzer! Styles again with the comeback and we head back to break.
Back from commercial, Alexander is hammering Styles with punches to escape a hold but AJ hits a roundhouse kick. Michinoku Driver... NOPE! To the apron, Anderson gets involved and the OC beat Cedric down!
Cedric Alexander wins by disqualification.
Viking Raiders make the save! Erik lays Styles out with a knee! They beat the heels up and hit Viking Experience on Machine Gun.
Commentary hypes up our festivities and we go backstage with Bayley and Sasha Banks, who cut a promo about how they’re gonna beat Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair tonight.
We get a teaser for tonight’s Firefly Fun House and we go to break.
Back from commercial we get a hype reel for WWE’s efforts to fight childhood cancer.
Roman Reigns makes his entrance.
He says almost a year ago he made the announcement that his leukemia had returned and he took leave, but that night we all gave him the strength to heal, and when he made his return, it was all that love and strength that gave him the strength to change his goals and his perspective. There’s more to this platform and he wants to use his power to pay it forward and create that momentum for others as we did for him.
So over the past few months he’s had the opportunity to visit pediatric cancer hospitals around the country, and the fact that he knew he was gonna be here two nights in a row now, that he wanted to see those kids again, but why go to them when they can come to us. The Sarcoma Warrior, The Arrival, The Mighty M, The Red Ninja, and Lilly Terror all make their entrances, and Reigns talks about how the work isn’t over yet before sending us to break.
Back from commercial in time for entrances.
Becky Lynch & Charlotte Flair vs. Boss and Hug Connection (Bayley & Sasha Banks)
Brawling on the ramp, all out chaos and Lynch hits an exploder on Banks before throwing her into the ring to make it nice and legal. Beating her down, Bayley makes the save and Charlotte Flair runs her off with a chair to send us to break!
Back from commercial and we have the bell!
Lynch attacking Banks, tag from Bayley, champion on champion action! Becky rams her into the corner, putting boots to the Hugger and literally throwing her at Sasha for the tag! Dumping Bayley to the floor, putting her into the barricade! Back inside, tag to Flair, and she continues working Bayley over with aplomb. The Hugger turns the tide, tag to Sasha, working the Queen over with kicks and quick tags.
Flair with the comeback, tag to Lynch, making Bayley pay for it, whip reversed into the corner. Double jump kick, trying to set the exploder up but the Hugger blocks and throws her to the apron for the Stunner. First time denied, second try connects and Becky falls to the floor where Banks is ready to attack! Back inside, cover for one, suplex connects for another one count.
Working the Man over, but she splits with forearms and hits an inverted DDT for some breathing room! Tag to Flair, in hard with chops on the Boss, scoop into a fallaway slam and a kip-up! Boot Bayley off the apron, charge in, sidestep but she gets the STO backbreaker / reverse STO combo into the turnbuckles! Straight suplex into a swinging neckbreaker... NOPE!
Off the ropes, tilt-a-whirl Bank Statement but Charlotte reverses... FIGURE FOUR! Bridging back... Lynch stops Bayley from breaking it up but the Hugger throws the Man into the submission and forces the break anyway! All four women down and out, Banks recovers first, Meteora to the floor on Flair to send us to break!
Back from commercial, Banks with Meteora on Flair, only two! Taking her into the corner, tag to Bayley, front chancery into the corner. Putting boots to her, shoulder thrusts, big knee outta the corner! Drop toehold from Flair, tag to Lynch! Forearms for everybody, off the second with that battering ram forearm! Rolling solebutt, flying forearm! Exploder suplex on Banks, off the ropes, baseball slide to the floor and a diving forearm to follow it up!
Kicks from the apron, pulling Lynch down and nailing her with a high knee before Banks comes in to hit a lungblower! Flair with a big boot, everybody’s down and out! Boss and Hug with the double suplex, Flair evades and Becky nails ‘em with the double missile dropkick! Lynch to the second, tag to the Queen, diving leg drop sets her up... MOONSAULT BUT THE BOSS BREAKS IT UP!
Becky pulls Sasha to the floor and puts her into the steel steps before applying Dis-Arm-Her on the floor! Hugger breaks it up, Bayley to Belly into the barricade and a German suplex to Flair when she tries to make the save! Back inside, Bayley up top for the diving elbow... but the knees are up! Lying in wait, Banks runs interference, Bayley thinks fast with a schoolboy, no good! Flair right in there...
Charlotte Flair wins by pinfall with Natural Selection.
Commentary hypes up the rest of tonight’s festivities, and we get a recap of tonight’s opening segment, because Raw is three hours long. (Three hours long)
Backstage, the OC run into an interview.
AJ Styles takes issue with the interviewer and says they run this place, and if New York doesn’t like it--
Enter Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode, say they COULD run the place if they work together. AJ shakes Dolph’s hand and it’s a done deal.
Rey Mysterio makes his entrance to send us to break.
Gran Metalik vs. Rey Mysterio
Circling, trading wristlocks to start, Mysterio with a bit of an advantage but Metalik holding his own. Side headlock, test of strength, monkey flip, la casadora, float out, off the ropes, trading flashy evasions! Off the ropes, block the flip piledriver, tijeras puts Gran on the second, 619 denied into a flash pin but Rey kicks out! Kick to the midsection, he turns a powerbomb from Metalik into a Frankensteiner to the floor!
Off the ropes, low dive, Gran ducks it and hits a buzzsaw roundhouse kick right to the face! BRILLO METALIK! Back inside, senton atomico... NOPE! Side headlock applied, a knee to cut Rey off as he tries to escape, whip reversed, up and over, tilt-a-whirl headscissors puts Metalik into the corner face-first! Mysterio with the diving senton, off the ropes, springboard crossbody but he runs into a boot!
Gran walks the ropes into a missile dropkick, suplex lift sets him up top... SPRINGBOARD AVALANCHE FRANKENSTEINER CAN’T PUT REY MYSTERIO AWAY! Off the ropes... rolling sunset flip powerbomb! Rey follows it up with the headscissors that puts Metalik in place... 619! Up top...
Rey Mysterio wins by pinfall with the diving splash.
Post-match, Rey helps Metalik to his feet and shows him a bit of respect and good sportsmanship.
Backstage, Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman are chatting with Cedric Alexander to send us to break.
Back from commercial, we’re informed a ten-man tag has been borne of tonight’s opening segments.
Backstage, the Street Profits hype it all up and toss to a video package recounting the last few weeks of Roman Reigns’ issues with Daniel Bryan and Erick Rowan.
Samoa Joe makes his entrance to send us to break.
Baron Corbin vs. Ricochet vs. Samoa Joe (King of the Ring 2019 Semifinal Match)
Corbin immediately bails and Joe decks Ricochet with a northern lariat into jabs! Up and over, Ricky ducks a lariat, tijeras and a dropkick! Baron back in, big shoulder block, knee lift and a club, but Ricochet comes back with a standing shooting star press for two! Baseball slide, enzuigiri connects on Corbin, suicide dive for Joe! Diving on Baron, we go back to break!
Back from commercial, Ricochet goes for a Frankensteiner off the apron but Corbin catches him and slings him into the ringpost! Joe dives on Baron, back inside and the big men are brawling! Samoa with the inverted atomic drop, to the big boot and the senton, the One and Only breaks it up! Back and forth, Joe gets a cover for two! Ricochet and Samoa jockeying for position in the corner, Corbin underneath but the Tower of Doom is denied.
Ricky knocks ‘em down, nobody home, he rolls through but Baron turns him inside out with a lariat! Ricochet hits a superkick and all three men are down and out! He and Corbin recover, trading strikes, the Lone Wolf with a boot and a grin! Goozle, Ricochet floats over the chokebreaker but eats a powerbomb and Deep Six in the followup! Joe breaks up the pin and puts the Coquina Clutch on Baron on the floor!
Struggling, dragging Corbin around, he gets rammed into the barricade and Ricky hits the kickflip moonsault onto both men! Back inside, 630 senton, Joe moves out of the way, Coquina Clutch denied, Recoil connects! Up top, the 630 senton connects but Corbin pulls him out of the ring and throws him over the barricade...
Baron Corbin wins by pinfall with a lateral press, advancing to the finals of King of the Ring.
Baron Corbin poses with the King of the Ring regalia.
Lacey Evans makes her entrance to send us to break.
Lacey Evans vs. Natalya
Collar and elbow, Evans backs Natalya into the corner but Nattie breaks with a hard right and rams her into the corner in turn! Firing away, kick to the midsection, snap suplex! Looking for the Sharpshooter, instead applying an inverted Indian deathlock! Clubbing on her in the ropes, referee Darrick Moore trying to restore some order, Neidhart with the discus lariat for two!
Sharpshooter denied, Lacey rolls to the floor and meets Nattie with a kick and a neckbreaker! Smashing Natalya’s face against the apron, wristlock kicks, choking her with the ring skirt! Back inside, slingshot elbow drop for two, putting boots to her in the corner to set up the senton de la muerte! Cover for two, cobra clutch applied, following it up with a forearm after Neidhart slings her off.
Evans up top, double jump moonsault but nobody’s home! Discus lariat countered with a kick to the ribs! Smashing Nattie’s face into the mat over and over, Throwing her handkerchief at Nattie, senton de la muerte countered with a boot and Neidhart capitalizes...
Natalya wins by submission with the Sharpshooter.
Commentary promises us Firefly Fun House after the break.
Back from commercial we get a recap of our WWE 24/7 Championship events from earlier, in which a basketball man beat R-Truth for the title and then lost it back to him.
Commentary hypes up the card for Clash of Champions.
Firefly Fun House begins with Bray Wyatt doing an accent when Rambling Rabbit comes up yelling about stranger danger, to which Bray asks if he means Stone Cold. Mercy says strangers are bad people and Wyatt always stops them. All the puppets yell about stranger danger until Wyatt fixes Abby’s clock, and he says all the people the Fiend has attacked took something from him in a past life, but Steve is just a rattlesnake.
He talks about how strangers are friends you haven’t met yet, but friend won’t help where we’re going. Friends forgive, but the Fiend never forgets. He says he’ll see us in hell and waves a happy goodbye to close the show.
Commentary promises us our main event is up next and we go to break.
Back from commercial, we’re shown Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch’s appearance in Muscle & Fitness.
Braun Strowman, Cedric Alexander, Seth Rollins, & Viking Raiders (Erik & Ivar) vs. Dolph Ziggler, Robert Roode, & the OC (AJ Styles, Karl Anderson, & Luke Gallows)
Rollins and Ziggler to start, collar and elbow, Dolph grabs an armbar, side headlock, shot off, drop down, leapfrog, hip toss, Seth with a kneeling armbar. Tag to Ivar, tag to Erik, scoop and a slam and the match breaks down into chaos! Strowman with a chokeslam on Ziggler and we go to break.
Back from commercial, the heels have Alexander isolated and are working him over with quick tags. Springboard reverse STO on Styles but Gallows tags in and cuts him off. Roode legal, putting boots to Cedric, reverse chinlock, working him over at length and grabbing a Fujiwara armbar. Alexander with a huge back elbow, tag made to Rollins! The Kingslayer in hot, Sling Blade, duck a lariat, enzuigiri to Gallows!
To the apron, springboard knee sets Anderson up and he does the deal with the Falcon Arrow only for Bobby to break it up! The match breaks down, everybody does something cool, and the sequence ends with Rollins standing tall after Avada Kedavra on Styles! Tag to Braun, he freight trains everybody on the outside! Back inside, scoop Machine Gun up, running powerslam but Roode and Ziggler shove Seth into the cover to break it up!
Braun doesn’t realize Rollins got pushed, they bicker, and we go to break.
Back from commercial and the heels are working Rollins over with boots and quick tags. Anderson with a reverse chinlock applied before setting Rollins up in the turnbuckles, jockeying for position, Seth gets the blockbuster off and the path is clear! Ziggler tags in, buckle bomb! Tag made, Strowman in hot, shoulder blocks taking Styles out, Stinger Splash sets him up but AJ floats out of it and posts Braun!
Erik tags himself in, huge overhead exploder on Ziggler! Hip toss into a knee on Robert, Styles gets the Pele kick! Ivar tags in, seated senton out of the corner, Warbeard fired up, headed up top... BIG MAN SENTON ATOMICO INTO THE CRUSH! Cedric is legal, AJ gets a boot up, forearm from the apron, springboard... COUNTERED INTO LUMBAR CHECK! CEDRIC DID IT!
Braun Strowman, Cedric Alexander, Seth Rollins, & Viking Raiders win by pinfall with Lumbar Check from Alexander on AJ Styles.
Post-match, Stone Cold comes out to celebrate with the babyfaces, tossing them all a beer for a good old-fashioned Stone Cold beer bash.
That’s the show, folks.