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- Sasha Banks def. Bayley and Dana Brooke
- Bo Dallas def. Brandon Scott
- Cesaro def. Sheamus
- Nia Jax vs. Alicia Fox - None
- The Club def. New Day
- Jinder Mahal def. Jack Swagger
- Epico def. Enzo Amore
- Kevin Owens def. Roman Reigns
MONDAY NIGHT RAW - BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - MONDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
Video: Kevin Owens' journey to becoming WWE Universal Champion
Welcome to Monday Night Raw and Raw is coming to us from Baltimore and we kick things off with Raw GM Mick Foley in the ring and addresses the first Raw branded PPV coming up and takes a moment to give credit to Smackdown on their Backlash PPV where they crowned the first ever Smackdown Women's Champion
Foley, however, says on Raw they provide the best in women's wrestling and introduces the Raw Women's Champion Charlotte who is accompanied by Dana Brooke. Charlotte acknowledges Foley but before going on there is something she needs to get off her chest and she believes after the actions of last week an apology is in order.
Charlotte tells Dana she owes Charlotte an apology because it was her fault that Charlotte lost to Bayley. She also has to apologize for thinking she could speak for herself when she tapped out to the Bank Statement last week. Charlotte then demands Dana apologizes or their friendship is over
Sasha Banks comes out to the ring. Sasha says Charlotte is looking at the face of the Women's Division and the Boss of the WWE and the woman who is going to take the title from Charlotte in 2 weeks at Clash Of Champions.
Bayley makes her way out. Bayley says she'd love to see Sasha compete for the championship and she knows she's the new girl but last week she beat Charlotte so maybe the person who deserves the title shot is her.
Sasha says they go all the way back to NXT and Bayley may have had her back but when it comes to the Women's Championship Sasha has no friends and she and Charlotte have some unfinished business.
Charlotte says she's going to finish the career ending injury at Summerslam and Sasha is ready to go but Foley says he's having second thoughts about Sasha getting her rematch at Clash Of Champions. Foley says Sasha doesn't dictate rematches but neither does Charlotte
Dana suggests a Best of Seven with Sasha and Bayley. Charlotte blames Dana again and Dana slaps Charlotte. Foley says that there will be a triple threat with Sasha Banks vs Bayley vs Dana Brooke and that match is next
SASHA BANKS VS BAYLEY VS DANA BROOKE
Dana starts out fighting off both Sasha and Bayley. Dana putting the boots to Sasha. Dana sends Bayley crashing to the floor.Sasha turns it around unloading on Dana. Snapmare by Sasha into a nearfall. Sasha with an irish whip. Sasha sent over the ropes onto the apron and Dana sends Sasha crashing to the floor
Nearfall by Bayley. Bayley bouncing Dana's head off the turnbuckle. Dana with a kick. Bayley with an irish whip and clothesline in the corner. Dana with another clothesline and a knee drop. Nearfall by Bayley
Bayley works over the arm. Dana with a series of forearms into the midsection turns it aroun dinto a wristlock. Bayley back in control with an armmdrag into an armbar. Bayley with an irish whip into the ropes and Sasha trips Dana. double hiptoss to Dana and it's Sasha and Bayley squaring off as Raw goes to break
Back from break, Dana in control with a surfboard on Bayley. Bayley fights out of it firing back forearms. Sasha back in trading right hands with Dana. Dana avoids a boot and delivers a right hand. Sasha with a double stomp onto Dana. Bayley off the top rope connects with a crossbody onto Sasha
Dana with a double clothesline to Sasha and Bayley. Dana unloads with right hands on Sasha. Shoulder tackles in the corner to Bayley. Bayley gets seated on the top turnbuckle. and Sasha with a super superplex and Sasha with a nearfall on Dana.
Dropkick to Dana. Right hand to Dana. Bank Statement countered the first time. Second time Sasha gets it locked in and Bayley breaks the hold. Bayley to Belly to Dana and Sasha breaks it up and rolls Bayley up for the three count
The winner of the match: Sasha Banks
Tonight: Best Of Seven: Cesaro vs Sheamus - Match 5; Kevin Owens vs Roman Reigns
Backstage: Dana Brooke was shown walking down the hallway holding her stomach and neck. She walked up to Charlotte and said she is so sorry. Charlotte didn’t want to hear it, then told Dana to get her bags. Dana walked off with Charlotte’s suitcase.
Backstage: Shining Stars talked to R-Truth about investing in a time-share in Puerto Rico. Primo and Epico previewed celebrities hanging out in Puerto Rico. All Truth needs to do is make that one-time payment. Goldust interrupted to save Truth from making a bad investment. Suddenly, Big Cass was standing there. Enzo Amore jumped in noting there’s a couple of hatahs over here. Enzo challenged Primo to a match tonight. Primo smacked his brochure across Enzo’s chest and walked off.
Backstage: Tom Phillips brought in Universal champion Kevin Owens. Owens, dressed in a suit jacket, cut off “Tyler” before he asked his question about facing Roman Reigns tonight. Owens said Reigns doesn’t belong in the same ring with him. Not tonight, not at Clash, not ever. He also accused Mick Foley of stacking the odds against him because Foley is mad that he never was at the level of his mentor, Triple H. Owens said he will take care of Reigns tonight, then take care of Seth Rollins at Clash. Owens left.
And then Chris Jericho walked up to Phillips’s other shoulder. Jericho quoted C.M. Punk that Phillips is a hack journalist, and he does not have a guest for the Highlight Reel tonight. So, he’s calling out Sami Zayn to be his guest tonight. Jericho vowed to expose Zayn for who he really is. Because he is a stupid idio…it!
BO DALLAS VS BRANDON SCOTT
Dallas unloads with knee strikes. Scott tries to mount some offense but Dallas back in control delivering a series of backbreakers and a clothesline. Dallas hooks Scott up and delivers neckbreaker for the three count
The winner of the match: Bo Dallas
Chris Jericho welcomes everyone to what was to have been the greatest highlight reel with Kevin Owens as his guest but instead Mick Foley took him out of the Highlight Reel and put him in a match with Roman Reigns
So, tonight his guest is the lowest of the low and welcomes Sami Zayn. Zayn comes out and thanks Jericho for that glowing introduction that was superstar treatment. Jericho asks if Zayn was expecting 'Ole Ole Ole'. He calls Zayn the lowest of the low which is why Owens dumped him
Zayn wants to know why he's here. Jericho asks why Zayn blew his friendship with Owens and says there was a problem and Zayn is the problem. Zayn says all he cares about as far as Owens it's that Universal Championship which he will one day hold.
Zayn also says if Jericho thinks Owens is his friend and brother then Jericho is truly a stupid idiot. Jericho calls Zayn condescending, rude and a taker. Jericho says he's a giver. Zayn says the Gift Of Jericho sucks and the only thing Owens showed him was he only cares about himself.
Jericho calls Zayn jealous. Jealous that Owens is the longest running Universal Champion and he's just Sami Zayn. Zayn says Jericho, Dean Malenko, Eddie Guerrero is the reason he and Owens traveled up and down the road.
Zayn says Jericho used to be a champion but is now relegated to being nothing more than Kevin Owens' b-tch. The crowd starts a "Jericho Sucks" chant. Jericho says before coming out to the ring he received a text from Owens about what to expect from Zayn and pulls out his cell phone and blasts Zayn following it up with a Codebreaker
BEST OF SEVEN: MATCH 5 - SHEAMUS VS CESARO
Sheamus with a right hand to the lower back. Cesaro with a right hand and uppercut. Kneelift by Sheamus. Cesaro with a clothesline. Sheamus counters The Neutralizer. Sheamus with a shoulder tackle.
Cesaro counters kneelift with an uppercut. Cesaro looks for the sharpshooter but Sheamus reaches the ropes. On the outside, a running uppercut to Sheamus as Raw goes to break
Backbreaker by Sheamus. Sheamus with a kick to Cesaro. Sheamus Cesaro up on the apron and delivers punches to the lower back.
Cesaro fighting back. Cesaro on the top rope gets cut off. Cesaro with a headbutt. Crossbody on Sheamus. Sheamus with a kick and uppercut. Cesaro lands a series of uppercuts.
Irish whip and Sheamus picks Cesaro up delivering a rolling senton. Cesaro counters the Cloverleaf. Springboard corkscrew uppercut. Sheamus with White Noise but Cesaro counters with uppercut. Sheamus with a celtic cross attempt, Cesaro counters with an uppercut and a roll up using the ropes for leverage to get the three count
The winner of the match; Cesaro
Backstage: Seth Rollins walks in and asks Mick Foley what his deal is. Last week, he thought they were getting on the same page and then this week Foley puts Reigns in a match where if he wins he turns the championship match into a triple threat. Rollins again accuses Foley of being in Stephanie's pockets. Foley tells Rollins not to question is integrity and not to interfere in tonight's match. Rollins says if Foley continues to be in Stephanie's pockets then he's just a fool
Backstage: Nia says she's dealt with wackos and doesn't do crazy and she may leave this match hurting but won't stop until either Alicia doesn't get up or gives up
NIA JAX VS ALICIA FOX
Nia drives Alicia in the corner. Forearm by Alicia. Nia sends Alicia to the outside. Alicia with a boot to the face and a sleeper by Alicia. Nia rams Alicia into the ringpost. Nia slams Alicia into the barricade. On the outside, Nia charges at Alicia spearing her through the barricades
The winner of the match: None
Once in the ring, Xavier Woods waited out rising crowd support to speak. Xavier ran down The Club’s attempt at entertainment last week with the Old Day skit. Woods said that is their thing. Do Not Touch Our Thing. Wood sent to the footage. Sike! They would never show that again. Kofi Kingston said The Club wasted five minutes and 37 seconds of time. In that time, you could have looked up Baltimore Ravens highlights! Big E. asked Kingston if they’re pandering now. Well, he just wanted the reaction, but there might be some Redskins fans in here.
They all agreed that in 5;37, they could have poured a big old bowl of Booty O’s. Woods apologized for The Club wasting their time last week and vowed to never let it happen again as long as they are your WWE tag team champiooooons.
The Club’s music played to bring out Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows with a rebuttal. Anderson said New Day is going to stand out here pandering to a stupid crowd like Baltimore, talk about Booty O’s, and talk about unicorns, and they’re the ones who are wasting people’s time? Gallows vowed to beat New Day unconscious at Clash of Champions and win the Tag Titles. Their non-title clash is next.
NEW DAY VS THE CLUB
Kingston held control early in the match, but Club took down Kingston and smacked him around on the outside. Kingston barely made it back into the ring before a ten-count, then Club isolated Kingston and worked him over in their corner.
Hot tag to Woodsas they approached the top of the hour. Woodsnailed Karl with the Honor Roll for a close two count. They came to their feet trading bombs mid-ring. Big forearms from Woods. But, Anderson nailed him with an uppercut. And, Woodsresponded with a leaping DDT.
Woods climbed to the top turnbuckle, then he walked the tight-rope to deliver a big elbow drop. Kingston and Gallows then got involved in the ring. Action everywhere with no order. Club then dropped Woods with the Magic Killer right in the middle of the ring. No sign of Kingston and Anderson pinned Woods for the win as Big E. watched helplessly from ringside.
The winners of the match: The Club
Backstage: Tom Phillips approached Roman Reigns backstage. Reigns scowled and said he’s only concerned about facing Kevin Owens tonight. He said that’s his ticket to Clash of Champions – kicking Owens’s ass. “Yessir” he called out after walking away.
JINDER MAHAL VS JACK SWAGGER
Mahal on the offense early on in the match choking Swagger out on the ropes. Mahal drops a knee. Mahal with a kick to the back of the head.
Mahal working over the arm. Swagger gets to his feet breaking the hold. Back body drop to Mahal. Mahal misses with a splash in the corner. Swagger with running clotheslines in the corner. Overhead slam, Mahal runs into an elbow. Mahal runs into a pair of boots.
Swagger Bomb countered by Mahal and Mahal plants Swagger with a neckbreaker for the three count
The winnere of the match: Jinder Mahal
Backstage: Enzo and Big Cass make their way out to the ring
ENZO AMORE VS EPICO
Epico misses with a clothesline. Hurricanrana by Enzo. Epico back in control with a hard whip into the corner. back suplex by Epico. Epico with a standing vertical suplex. Nearfall on Enzo.
Epico runs into a boot. Epico with a roll up. Enzo plants Epico face first. Flying forearm and Enzo unloads on Epico. Series of jabs. Epico misses with a right hand and Enzo plants Epico. Enzo on the top rope and PRimo with the distraction.
Primo turns around walking into a big boot from Cass. Enzo off the top rope takes out Epico. Suplex attempt by Enzo but Primo trips Enzo allowing Epico to fall on top of him for the three count
The winner of the match: Epico
Backstage: Kevin Owens is walking to the ring and runs into Seth Rollins. Owens tells Rollins to remember what Foley said about touching him. Rollins says he wants Owens to beat Reigns so he can keep the match one on one. Rollins wishes Owens luck and Owens says he doesn't need luck.
Owens says he thought Rollins wanted Reigns in the match to do all the work because wasn't that how it was in The Shield. Owens says it all comes down to Triple H and what he did to Rollins and that Triple H finally saw someone better and since returning Rollins has failed getting the championship where Owens ggot it on his first try. Foley walks in and breaks it up
ROMAN REIGNS VS KEVIN OWENS
Reigns goes after Owens at the outset. Reigns bounces Owens' head off the barricade. Owens back in the ring and Owens turns the tables delivering a headbutt
Owens drives Reigns into the corner. Irish whip and a high elbow by Owens. Nearfall on Reigns. Another right hand to Reigns.
Reigns fights back. Irish whip reversed by Reigns. Reigns with a boot to the face. Owens slides to the outside. Baseball slide by Reigns. Reigns whips Owens into the barricade.
Owens avoids being driven into the barricade sliding back into the ring. Right hand by Reigns. Irish whip and Reigns runs into an elbow. Clothesline from behind by Owens. Owens with a senton
Chinlock on Reigns. Reigns gets to his feet and plants Owens with a suplex. Clotheslines by Reigns. Clothesline by Reigns. Owens catches Reigns with a kick and sends Reigns into the ringpost
Back from break, Owens had Reigns in another World’s Most Interesting Chinlock. Reigns took a nap in Owens’s arms, but Reigns refused to give up. The ref felt like Reigns showed enough life to continue. “Roman, are you with me?!” the ref asked Reigns. Reigns reached his hand out toward the crowd, then finally started wiggling and fighting. Reigns finally got to his feet and got separation, but he ate the ringpost shoulder-first.
On the floor, Owens smashed Reigns into the barricade. “Let’s go for a ride!” Owens shouted before smashing Reigns into the ring steps. Suddenly, Seth Rollins showed up and attacked Owens. The bell sounded for a DQ as Seth pounded away on Owens. Owens was then announced as the winner, meaning Reigns is not in the Universal Title match at Clash of Champions. For now.
The winner of the match: Kevin Owens via DQ
Refs spilled out to get Rollins away from Owens. Rollins smirked at the refs and agents Fit Finlay and Adam Pearce. Foley then showed up and yelled at Rollins for getting involved in the match. Rollins acted cocky like he does what he wants, but Foley said they’re going to have a talk. Foley led Rollins and Co. away, then Foley called for the match to be restarted.
KEVIN OWENS VS ROMAN REIGNS II
Owens angrily threw Reigns into the ring steps, then yelled at Foley for his decision. Owens threw Reigns back into the ring, where Reigns fought back with right hand blows.
Reigns tried a big boot, but Owens ducked. Reigns blocked a superkick and hit a Samoan Drop for a two count. Reigns took Owens to the top turnbuckle, but Owens bit Reigns’s arm to get separation. Owens then gripped Reigns for his top-rope Avalanche Driver, and he connected for a super-close two count. Owens then nailed a top-rope Frogsplash for another super-close two count. This is what gets the boos when Super Reigns comes out kicking out of two finisher-like moves.
The crowd fired up with a dueling chant as Reigns tried to recover in the ring. Owens kicked and punched and slapped and smacked Reigns, which just fired up Reigns. Reigns came back with right hand strikes, only to take a superkick. Owens then mockingly posed like Reigns and went for the Cannonball splash, but Reigns moved. Owens crashed hard into the buckle, then he slowly got up and took a Superman Punch. Reigns covered, but Owens kicked out just before three.
The match moved to the floor, where Reigns hit Owens with his double-foot dropkick to the head. Reigns winced and clutched his mid-section as Owens sold on the floor. Reigns slowly rolled Owens back into the ring, then he took a kick to the head and a superkick. This time, Owens nailed the Cannonball splash in the corner. Owens wanted a second one, and he connected.
Owens went for the pop-up powerbomb. But, Reigns jumped over Owens and rolled up Owens, then dropped him with a sit-out powerbomb, but Owens kicked out again. The crowd had lost their minds at this point.
Both men recovered and sold in their respective corners, then Rusev suddenly showed up and charged the ring. U.S. champ Rusev, who had not been on TV in weeks, provided a distraction that allowed Owens to catch Reigns with a pop-up powerbomb. Owens covered Reigns and it was good for the win.
The winner of the match: Kevin Owens