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- Chris Jericho def. Adrian Neville
- Nia Jax def. Ion
- Sami Zayn def. Jinder Mahal
- New Day and Bayley def. The Club and Dana Brooke
- Sheamus def. Cesaro
- Braun Strowman def. Americo
- Darren Young def. Titus O'Neil
- Kevin Owens def. Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Colin Cassady
MONDAY NIGHT RAW - AUGUST 29, 2016
In Memory Of: Harry Fujiwara - "Mr. Fuji"
Last Week: Universal Championship Contender Matches set up
Welcome to Monday Night Raw live from the Toyota Centre in Houston, Texas. Corey Graves is in the ring with the four competitors in tonight's Fatal Four Way to determine the new WWE Universal Champion.
Seth Rollins cuts Graves off and says the real reason they are all sitting in the ring is because of him. If it weren't for what he did to Finn Balor then Balor would not have had to relinquish the Universal Championship and tonight he is feeling benevolent and wants to donate his speaking time to one of the three competitors in the ring and selects Kevin Owens
Owens says it's such an honour to be in the same match as Reigns, Cass and Rollins and doesn't know what will happen but it's going to be exciting. Owens says he's going to win because with Sami Zayn out of the picture he can focus on what matters and that's the WWE Universal Champion. He's a prizefighter and fights best when the stakes are high and tonight they are higher than they've ever been.
Cass says he's still new here and no one is expecting him to win and he may be the underdog but he's the biggest dog and no matter what Rollins said, size DOES matter
Rollins is glad this is under elimination rules because he's going to shove Cass' words down his 7 foot throat and send Owens packing and running back to Jericho and then it comes down to him and Reigns and Rollins beats Reigns every time.
Reigns and Cass take out Owens and Rollins and then stand face to face. Reigns and Cass then get jumped and Reigns clears the ring standing tall next to the WWE Universal Championship
Backstage: Chris Jericho is walking out to the ring for his match against Neville up next
Backstage: Chris Jericho says he was giving moral support to his friend Kevin Owens like he always does not attempting to interfere in Neville's match. And tonight, Owens will walk out as the new Universal Champion. Tonight, Neville is going to get what he really wants and what everybody needs. The Gift OF Jericho.
ADRIAN NEVILLE VS CHRIS JERICHO
Right hand by Neville as Jericho taunts him. Jericho reverses an irish whip and Neville hits a crossbody. Neville launches Jericho over the top rope to the outside.
Jericho taking time to argue with the fans and Neville taps him on the shoulder. Jericho turns around and Neville kicks him. Back in the ring, Neville from the top rope executes a crossbody. Jericho hides behind the referee as Neville unloads with kicks Jericho rakes the eyes and delivers a clothesline as Raw heads to break
Back from break, Jericho off the top rope delivers a springboard elbow after Jericho countered a Neville superplex dropping him face first to the mat.
Jericho with a chinlock on Neville. Neville tries to fight back but Jericho connects with a knee to the face. Neville drops Jericho with a series of kicks. Jericho catches Neville with an elbow to the jaw. Standing Shooting Star Press by Neville onto Jericho.
Irish whip by Neville and Jericho slides to the outside. Neville connects with a dropkick from the apron following it up with a springboard Asai moonsault. Jericho goes airborne once more but climbed down. Nearfall on Jericho, Neville with foreamrs and whip into the corner. Jericho catches Neville with a boot.
Neville counters a bulldog and Neville picks Jericho up. Jericho rolls through looking for the Walls. Neville with a small package, Neville counters a Codebreaker laying Jericho out with a superkick. Neville goes tot he top and rolls through after missing the Red Arrow. Jericho counters into the Lion Tamer for the tap out
The winner of the match by submission: Chris Jericho
Earlier Today: Bayley is walking down the corridor and runs into the New Day. Bayley mimics New Day's WWE Tag Team Champion routine. Dana Brooke walks in and says Bayley doesn't belong here on Raw and she's been talking to The Club
New Day begs to differ and tells her that them and they're new friend Bayley will take on all three of those negative Nancys. Dana calls them unicorn freaks and tells them to bring it on. Bayley gets in her face and says it's already brought
NIA JAX VS ION
Nia explodes with a clothesline and dominating the match from the outset. Running knee into the corner. Nia picks Ion up and delivers a slam for the three count
The winner of the match: Nia Jax
Vignette: The Club introduce themselves as former doctors who are now in the retirement business and they retired The Dudley Boys but another team that needs to worry about retirement are the WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day and introduce the head nurse Dana Brooke who walks in and asks where to begin
Video Highlight #1: Seth Rollins
JINDER MAHAL VS SAMI ZAYN
Waistlock by Zayn, Mahal working on the wrist and Zayn with an armbar. Mahal reverses. Another reversal by Zayn and Mahal with an elbow. Leapfrog by Zayn and a spin kick to Mahal
Chop to Mahal. Mahal tries to exit the ring but Zayn with another chop. Mahal slides out and looks to pull Mahal out of the ring. Mahal with a clothesline to the back of the neck. Elbow by Mahal. Mahal going after the ankle as he backs Zayn in the corner.
Straight right hand to the side of the head. Dropkick by Mahal. Slam reversed by Zayn and Zayn with a clothesline. Zayn hobbles to the corner and executes an exploder suplex. Zayn connects with the Helluva Kick for the three count
The winner of the match: Sami Zayn
Up Next: Medical Update on Sasha Banks; New Day and Bayley vs The Club and Dana Brooke
Earlier Tonight: Sasha gives a medical update and never expected Charlotte to go as low as to try and injure her and calls her a coward. Sasha has been training since the beginning and a new Sasha Banks will return and she is going to show Charlotte why she is The Boss of the women's division
NEW DAY AND BAYLEY VS THE CLUB AND DANA BROOKE
Dana starting out strong against Bayley. Dana picks Bayley up but Bayley counters with a jackknife cover. Roll up for another nearfall and Bayley works over the arm. Dana with a kick to Bayley.
Bayley's head bounced off the turnbuckle which just fires her up and she turns the tables on Dana. Big E in now with belly to belly suplex on Anderson. Kingston with a kick to Anderson.
Big E back with a shoulder tackle and Kingston with a splash. Belly to belly by Big E. Dana with the distraction as Gallows delivers a cheap shot to Big E.
Gallows in firing off with punches to Big E. Gallows pulls Big E out of the corner. Gallows misses with the elbow drop. Anderson back in and Kingston unloads on Anderson.
Kingston with the Boom Drop. Kington with a kick and Anderson in the wrong corner as The New Day unload with the Unicorner Stampede. Dropkick in the corner by Kingston. Bayley in and Irish whip by Big E as Bayley delivers a dropkick to Anderson. Bayley sends Dana to the outside and New Day and Bayley celebrate as Raw goes to break
Anderson looking for a suplex but Kingston drops Anderson. Clothesline to Gallows. Anderson with a spinebuster. Anderson unleashing series of punches on Kingston. Gallows places Kingston in the tree of woe
Dropkick to the gut as Dana taunts Kingston from the apron. Suplex by Gallows and a nearfall on Kingston. Kingston in a chinlock breaks free with elbows to Gallows. Anderson back in
Anderson with a kneedrop on Kingston. Another knee drop misses its mark as Kingston rolls out of the way. Gallows gets sent to the outside. Kingston kicks Anderson away. Kingston looks to tag Big E but Gallows pulls Big E off the apron.
Kingston with a double stomp to Anderson. Bayley gets the tag and she unloads on Dana. Dana gets driven into the corner. Backsplash and a suplex by Bayley. Bayley off the second rope with a springboard elbow. Nearfall as Anderson drags Dana out of the ring. Big E with a clothesline to Anderson. Boot to Gallows. Nearfall on Bayley. Bayley kicks out and delivers a Belly to Bayley to Dana for the three count
The winners of the match: New Day and Bayley
Backstage: Cesaro is in a rough spot being down 1-0 but he's going get himself the championship match that Mick Foley promised to the winner of this best of seven series.
Any day in WWE is a good day but when he gets to go out and beat up on Sheamus that's a great day because no one likes Sheamus. Sheamus is a bully who likes to throw his weight around
Video Highlight #2: Colin Cassady
In Ring: Sheamus says he heard Cesaro's words but he knows how Cesaro truly feels. Desperate, he's not witty, charming or handsom like Sheamus. He's spent his whole life trying to become WWE Champion. But how's he truly going to feel when as good as he is and how much he sacrificed and laid on the line when he finds out that Sheamus is truly better
Best Of Seven - Match 2: CESARO VS SHEAMUS
Waistlock takedown by Cesaro. Waistlock by Sheamus and Cesaro counters grabbing the ankle. Side headlock takedown by Sheamus. Another takedown attempt and Sheamus with a shoulderblock. Sheamus blocks the swing and Cesaro hits a double stomp
Elbow from Cesaro sends Sheamus off the apron. Uppercuts by Cesaro. Sheamus rolls back into the ring. Cesaro going after the elbow. Right hand by Sheamus. Dropkick by Cesaro and clothesline sends Sheamus to the floor. Boot connects keeping Sheamus on the outside as Raw goes to break
Cesaro tries to break a chinlock. Uppercut stuns Sheamus, Sheamus with the Irish Curse and Sheamus looking for The Cloverleaf. Cesaro kicks Sheamus away. Nearfall, Brogue Kick misses its mark.
Corkscrew Uppercut by Cesaro. High crossbody and Sheamus rolls through. Uppercuts by Cesaro. Irish whip and Cesaro runs into an elbow. Nearfall as Sheamus uses the ropes for leverage but the referee spots it. Cesaro with a series of uppercuts as the crowd counts along. The Uppercut Train about to leave the station. Sheamus on the top rope gets caught with a dropkick.
Cesaro looks for a running uppercut but Sheamus launches him back first into the ring post. Sheamus again with The Cloverleaf forcing Cesaro to tap out
The winner of the match by submission: Sheamus
Video: Tribute to the late Harry Fujiwara better known as Mr. Fuji
Video Highlight #3: Kevin Owens
BRAUN STROWMAN VS AMERICO
Strowman backs Americo in the corner and delivers knee strikes. Powerslam into the turnbuckle and another one in the opposite turnbuckle as Strowman just drops Americo on the mat. Americo off the ropes gets planted face first for a three count
The winner of the match:Braun Strowman
Stephanie McMahon welcomes everyone to this historic edition of Monday Night Raw where they will crown a new WWE Universal Champion but first they have to address the actions from 8 days ago where Brock Lesnar crossed the line by putting his hands on her brother
Paul Heyman comes out to the ring and Stephanie orders Heyman into the ring to apologize. Heyman says when Lesnar defeated Orton at Summerslam it was a victory for Monday Night Raw over Shane's Smackdown Live
But he gets it, when Lesnar put his hands on an official and F5'ed the commissioner of Smackdown Lesnar crossed the line. He knelt before Brock and protected Shane and is here to pay Lesnar's reasonable fine of $500
Stephanie slaps the wad of money from Heyman's hands. Stephanie says Lesnar provides value but what does Heyman provide. Stephanie says this is no joke and will go to any depth to avenge her brother and there is a storm coming Heyman's ugly way
Heyman says Lesnar IS the storm and there's an apology that is eight days too late and it's coming towards Stephanie McMahon's way. He and Lesnar have put Stephanie in a compromising situation where she will have to answer to the board of director and the situation they put her in with her father the chairman of the board.
Stephanie says this is reality and Heyman is staring it in the face. Heyman says he is staring into the face of the heir of the boardroom.
Heyman says the Sword Of Democles is hanging over Stephanie and humbly asks that Stephanie accept as a fine paid, lesson learned and an apology. Stephanie accepts Heyman's apology
TITUS O'NEIL VS DARREN YOUNG
Darren Young quickly goes after O'Neil who slides to the outside. Chops by Young and a big forearm. Swinging Neckbreaker to O'Neil. Chops to O'Neil
O'Neil whips Young across the ring sending him crashing to the outside. O'Neil turning the tables sending Young back into the ring. Powerslam to Young
O'Neil working over the neck. O'Neil with a knee and a pumphandle slam. Back to work on the neck. Big clothesline by O'Neil. Young rolls O'Neil up for the three count
The winner of the match: Darren Young
Post Match: O'Neil attacks Bob Backlund and delivers Clash Of The Titus to Young
Backstage: Mick Foley and Stephanie are talking and Foley apologizes saying he should have had Stephanie's back and suggest all friends banned from ringside for the main event to preserve the integrity of this match. Stephanie agrees, Seth Rollins walks in and says he's bringing the Universal Championship home tonight. Stephanie says they believe in Rollins which is why they made him the #1 Draft Pick
WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPIONSHIP: ROMAN REIGNS VS KEVIN OWENS VS COLIN CASSADY VS SETH ROLLINS
Rollins and Cass in one corner. Owens and Reigns in another corner. Owens gets his head bounced off the turnbuckle. All four men on the outside. Forearm by Rollins to Cass. Reigns and Rollins still on the outside. Suplex blocked by Cass and Cass delivers one of his own.
Reigns rolls Owens back in. Reigns stomps away at Owens. Rollins in control now and Cass sends Rollins to the outside. Owens and Rollins on the outside and it's Cass and Reigns facing off as they trade punches
Headlock by Reigns and Reigns with a punch. Superman Punch countered as Cass catches him. Big boot connects with Reigns sending Reigns and Cass toppling over the ropes to the outside. Suicide dive by Rollins. Owens drops Rollins on the barricade.
Reigns back in the ring launches himself over the ropes taking out Cass, Owens and Rollins as Raw goes to break
Owens goes after Cass. Elbowdrop on Cass as he yells at Stephanie and Foley saying it's his title. Rollins takes out Owens.
Rollins with a chinlock on Cass. Owens with a clothesline to Cass. Owens knocks Reigns off the apron and hits a senton on Cass. Right hand by Owens and Cass fights back but Owens goes after the back of the knee
Owens goes for the cannonball but Rollins pulls him to the outside sending him into the barricade. Cass sent face first in the turnbuckle. Rollins hits a forearm. Reigns cuts Rollins off with a clothesline. Clothesline to Owens and Cass with a big boot to Reigns
Cass with a big splash to Rollins and Owens. Owens on the apron gets hit with a big boot. Roll up by Rollins. Powerslam by Cass. Empire Elbow to Rollins and Cass picks Rollins up but Reigns hits a Superman Punch. Reigns goes into the ring post shoulder first. Superkick to Cass. Owens with the frog splash and Cass is eliminated
First Elimination: Big Cass
Superplex by Owens but Reigns stops it and delivers the Tower Of Doom out of the corner. Reigns with the clotheslines in the corner to Rollins. Seth ducks a clothesline. Rollins misses with an enziguri and Reigns with a clothesline.
Rollins counters a Superman Punch. Suicide dive by Rollins and Reigns hits a punch. Rollins with a falconero to Reigns. Rollins with a kick to Reigns. Enziguri by Rollins. Rollins off the ropes and Reigns connects with a Superman Punch
Spear countered by Reigns who hits an enziguri. Owens cuts Rollins off and delivers Cannonballs to Reigns and Rollins. Superman Punch by Reigns to Owens. Spear countered by Owens. Pop up powerbomb countered by Reigns. Reigns with a sit out powerbomb to Rollins
Drive by to Rollins, Superman Punch to Owens. Spear to Rollins. Reigns picks Rollins up but Triple H from behind delivers a pedigree to Roman Reigns and rolls him back into the ring.
Triple H picks Rollins up and rolls him back into the ring. Rollins covers Reigns for the three count and second elimination
Second Elimination: Roman Reigns
Triple H picks Owens up and rolls him back into the ring. Triple H picks up Owens but turns around and pedigrees Rollins. Owens covers Rollins for the three count and final elimination
The winner of the match and NEW WWE Universal Champion: Kevin Owens
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