Watch WWE Raw September 2, 2019
Situations are pretty complicated because it is between Seth Rollins & Braun Strowman – they’ll fight over Rollins’ Universal Title and defend the Raw Tag Team Titles together at WWE Clash of Champions – but was shaping up to become a relatively straightforward contract signing rapidly increased into something thornier once the O.C. interfered, resulting in an impromptu tag team match backward and forward squads that highlighted both weaknesses and strengths from the still-youthful pairing.
The impetus for that good brothers’ arrival was the frustration of U . s . States Champion AJ Styles, the O.C. mind honcho who believed he’d a much better claim that they can a title match than Strowman, who only needed to look into Rollins’ championship to obtain a match. (Contributing to Styles’ frustration: By yet, he’s no challenger for Clash of Champions.)
The Outstanding One voiced his gripes by tearing up Rollins’ and Strowman’s signed contract, and Strowman responded by flinging the table into AJ’s face, leaving a brawl backward and forward sides. Within the ensuing matchup, Rollins & Strowman used a distinctive mixture of speed and strength to assert the victory. The chemistry faltered beyond that, however, as Strowman unintentionally trucked Rollins inside a publish-match scrum, resulting in a combined beating in the full O.C. and Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode, who’ll challenge Rollins & Strowman at Clash of Champions.
The Five-on-2 odds demonstrated an excessive amount of, as Rollins was dispatched having a superkick and Glorious DDT, while Strowman met his finish having a super-sized Magic Killer and Phenomenal Forearm from Styles. To state the night time led to disaster for Rollins & Strowman could be an understatement, but possibly there’s a silver lining, and not simply that they may obtain a redo around the contract signing in a few days with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin because the moderator: For the lingering tension over their Universal Title Match, the shared beatdown might only serve to ensure they are a more powerful team over time. If little else, they’re each the enemy of every other’s enemy. And that could be ample
The O.C. interrupt contract signing between Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman: Raw, Sept. 2, 2019
Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode def. Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins
Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode grew to become a tag team a week ago and immediately got themselves a title match, meaning there is a large amount of making up ground to complete. Fortunately, an faster timetable doesn’t appear to become an excessive amount of difficulties for the recently-created tandem: Their make an impression on former Raw Tag Team Champions Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins was quick, emphatic and extremely impressive, because the Showoff and also the Glorious One showcased a outstanding quantity of working together that rivaled even individuals from the former champs these were facing.
Once Ryder was from the picture and also the pair had Hawkins privately, the challengers pounced, with Ziggler landing an on-the button superkick that sent Hawkins staggering directly into the road of Roode’s Glorious DDT. As unlikely because these two appeared together, not to mention championship challengers, their combined actions through the first hour of Raw should eliminate any notions that they’re not the real thing: There’s something there.
Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode confident they’re WWE’s best tag team: WWE.com Exclusive, Sept. 2, 2019
Lacey Evans def. Natalya
It hasn’t been a simple couple of days for Natalya, but Raw offered the previous SmackDown Women’s Champion her first glimmer of hope since SummerSlam by means of a really winnable match against Lacey Evans. The Queen of Harts, understandably riled up because of the insults and injuries inflicted on her behalf by Sasha Banks, used her recent indignities as fuel, and also the strategy compensated off from the Sassy Southern Belle … a minimum of to some extent.
Natalya opened up the match by hurrying Evans from behind around the entrance ramp, and her usual smile was in stark contrast to some particularly more aggressive style that just increased increasingly more feral because the match progressed. Evans grabbed your hands on the ropes to interrupt the offensive press, then thrown her handkerchief within the Canadian’s face before uncorking a Woman’s Right that dropped Natalya for 3. Kudos to Natalya to take her future into her very own hands following a dispiriting run, but she’s not from the forest yet, and there is clearly something to become stated for fighting so difficult you forget to battle smart.
Bayley versus. Lacey Evans: SmackDown LIVE, August. 27, 2019
Sasha Banks brutally attacks Natalya for again
Sasha Banks challenged Becky Lynch to some Raw Women’s Championship Match at WWE Clash of Champions
If little else, Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks happen to be refreshingly, unquestionably blunt in early stages of the competition. No cryptic hints or double-talk Sasha attacked Becky to create a play for that spotlight she gets she deserves, which Becky countered everything about the the only reason Sasha has been spoken about again happens because she attacked The Person.
That trend ongoing on Raw, where Lynch taken care of immediately Banks’ latest attack together with her typical candor – in a nutshell, she thinks Sasha’s mad because she was said to be the sport-changer Becky became, and it is most likely bitter that Bayley appears to need to be without her – and Sasha, surprisingly, agreed. She was supposed to obtain the spotlight, and perhaps she’d have if Nia Jax had punched her hard. Clearly, neither lady was holding back, however the Boss’ brutal honesty brought for an agreement: When Banks declined to battle Lynch unless of course she was challenging for that Raw Women’s Title at WWE Clash of Champions, The Person recognized. In a nutshell: Becky will get Sasha. Sasha will get Becky. Each of them obtain a moment. Everybody will get what they need.
Sasha Banks returns to action the very first time since WrestleMania
Becky Lynch transmits a note towards the Women’s locker room: Raw, August. 12, 2019
Baron Corbin def. Cedric Alexander (King from the Ring Quarterfinals)
So, technically, there’s an asterisk mounted on Baron Corbin’s make an impression on Cedric Alexander within the King from the Ring Quarterfinals: Alexander ran afoul from the O.C. prior to the match, exposed for an unprovoked locker-room mugging that left him at far, far under 100 %, and that’s before we count any lingering damage the previous WWE Cruiserweight Champion endured as a result of Cesaro a week ago.
But King Corbin cares not for technicalities. Actually, he exploits them: The Lone Wolf didn’t hesitate to focus on Alexander’s banged-up left arm, ramming him again and again in to the ring publish and departing our prime-flyer one step slower than normal. Corbin’s technique of simply awaiting Alexander to leap into his clutches didn’t quite bear fruit for a while – Cedric simply stored kicking out, and that he even switched the tables by ramming Corbin’s shoulder in to the publish to the odds – however the would-be king’s persistence compensated off, because he tripped up Alexander within the ropes and rapidly pounced using the Finish of Days to secure the win.
Should Corbin’s dream become a reality, and also the crown rest on his shoulders, it’ll be a bitter pill for that WWE World to swallow, especially given Alexander’s condition. However the same ruthlessness that earns the fans’ scorn could be what carries The Lone Wolf towards the throne. It’s possible now. Best all of us get accustomed to it.
The Viking Raiders def. John Thomas & Tyler Hastings
Challenging The Viking Raiders has shown to be a dangerous choice, specifically for local competitors, however the poor souls who attempted their luck now were built with a unique undertake volunteering to do the job: They desired to make Erik & Ivar seem like “Baltimorons.” (That they are Pittsburgh locals who made the drive did them no favors for that Baltimore crowd.) In a nutshell, they didn’t: Erik & Ivar disposed of the exactly the same way they’ve numerous others, making certain the raid continues until (unless of course?) they’re stopped.
Ricochet versus. Samoa Joe led to a dual Pinfall (King from the Ring Quarterfinals)
Entering the King from the Ring Quarterfinals, it had been apparent that longtime rivals Ricochet and Samoa Joe understood one another good enough to fight to some dead heat. That which was unlikely, possibly, could be that the two would literally cancel one another out: The pair’s showstopping quarterfinal fight ended with no obvious champion, like a top-rope Coquina Clutch from Joe brought to some backdrop reversal by Ricochet, and just what referee John Cone ruled like a double pinfall following the two arrived on the top of one another for any three-count.
The ending was questionable enough on its face, but because of the ferocity from the fight, it appeared particularly worrisome: It had been difficult to even look for a throughline within the Superstars’ particular plans, because they simply put everything they’d at one another – including, in Ricochet’s situation, their very own selves. Fortunately, Cone immediately got on headset to talk with WWE officials under the surface, along with a ruling was later arrived at: The double-pin didn’t result in an elimination, and both would advance to some Triple Threat Match against semifinal qualifier Baron Corbin.
Bray Wyatt addressed recent controversies on “Firefly Fun House”
Bray Wyatt is a very, horrible boy. Not just did he maul Finn Bálor at SummerSlam (he’s sorry, though), he apparently also set challenging either to Seth Rollins or Braun Strowman in the Hell inside a Cell pay-per-view. (His besuited, horned boss puppet was furious, but he was soon placated having a wad of money towards the mouth.)
In almost any situation, Bray continues to be watching Rollins & Strowman, and he is not offered in it together. So far as he’s concerned, they’re too selfish and greedy to exist together, whereas he’s a crew which has trained him the need for working together. Let alone that “Help” sign Ramblin’ Rabbit is supporting they assist him deal with discomfort. The Fiend, however, helps him cause it. Wyatt closed out his latest “Firefly Fun House” by having an ominous warning: “See you in hell!” Who he was speaking to remains unclear, but it’s reliable advice they are fully aware who they really are.
The Miz def. Cesaro
By having an Intercontinental Title Match against Shinsuke Nakamura at WWE Clash of Champions looming large, The Miz walked into Raw looking for an announcement win. She got one by knocking off Cesaro, who had been fresh off a clinic with NXT UK’s Ilja Dragunov (Side note: Watch that match) and appeared basically focused on ongoing their own hot streak. Actually, it appeared Cesaro would dispatch Miz exactly the same way he defeated Dragunov – pop-up European Uppercut right into a Neutralizer – however the A-Lister demonstrated more clever than his opponent expected he steered clear of Cesaro’s signature maneuver and writhed themself in place for that Skull-Crushing Finale. One win doesn’t a reversal make, and also the hill against Nakamura hasn’t become less steep. But anybody who underestimates Miz’s capability to climb it will so in their peril.
Rey Mysterio shares a touching moment using the WWE World: Raw, Sept. 2, 2019
The Miz wants an chance within the ring with Shinsuke Nakamura: SmackDown LIVE, August. 27, 2019
SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley attacked Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch following the first-ever Women’s Championship Showcase
With the discuss Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks and WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Alexa Bliss & Nikki Mix, there hasn’t been many people turning their eyes toward Bayley. That appears certain to change following the occasions from the first-ever Women’s Championship Showcase, which pitted Becky & Bayley – the Raw and SmackDown Women’s Champions, correspondingly – against WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Alexa Bliss & Nikki Mix inside a match that Bayley guaranteed would determine who had been whoever shadow.
The match led to a disqualification when Sasha Banks, who was simply lurking ringside, attacked Lynch having a Backstabber, handing Becky & Bayley the victory. The Boss’ make an effort to brutalize Lynch having a chair was rapidly stopped through the Huggable One – approximately it appeared, until following a lengthy, pointed staredown, when Bayley exhibited a sly smile at Sasha and switched the steel around the Man, raining lower blows on Lynch’s spine as Raw faded to black. Why the adorable champion all of a sudden made the decision to commit this kind of act may yet be revealed over time. The reality is, she wasn’t the main one in anybody’s shadow.
Braun Strowman & Seth Rollins defeat The OC (Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows) (w/AJ Styles) (10:50)
Tag Team Match
Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode defeat Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder (4:00)
Lacey Evans defeats Natalya (5:10)
King Of The Ring 2019 Quarter Final Match
Baron Corbin defeats Cedric Alexander (14:30)
Tag Team Match
The Viking Raiders (Erik & Ivar) defeat Brian Thomas & Tyler Hastings (1:25)
King Of The Ring 2019 Quarter Final Match
Ricochet vs. Samoa Joe – Double Pin (16:00)
The Miz defeats Cesaro (5:05)
Non Title Tag Team Match
Bayley & Becky Lynch defeat Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross by DQ (10:45)
Raw Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins & Braun Strowman def. The O.C.
Actors: AJ Styles, Alexa Bliss, Baron Corbin, Bayley, Becky Lynch, Braun Strowman, Brian Thomas, Cedric Alexander, Cesaro, Curt Hawkins, Dolph Ziggler, Erik, Ivar, Karl Anderson, Lacey Evans, Luke Gallows, Natalya, Nikki Cross, Ricochet, Robert Roode, Samoa Joe, Seth Rollins, The Miz, The OC, The Viking Raiders, Tyler Hastings, Zack Ryder