WWE Monday Night RAW took place from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Here’s all the action that went down last night.
Roman Reigns def. Jason Jordan
Poor Jason Jordan. Despite having a pedigree of excellence, the son of RAW general manager Kurt Angle can’t seem to pick up a big win lately, his latest defeat coming from Roman Reigns who was hellbent on proving that he was better than John Cena. Attempting to bury Jordan the second the bell rang, the power of Reigns quickly fell into a pair of suplexes that almost cost him the match.
Coming back from the edge of defeat with his combo of a Drive-By, Superman Punch and a Spear, Reigns did manage to pick up a win by the sin of his teeth. Just in time for Cena to pop up with a few thoughts of his own.
John Cena confronted Roman Reigns
In another war of words, Cena claimed that Reigns had yet to rise to his own level of in-ring excellence, while Reigns offered a counter in the form that Cena was jealous of the new kid on the block as he had yet to experience success out of the WWE like the Rock did. Anyway, they’ll be fighting in two weeks so that’s that.
Sasha Banks def. Emma
Hashtag time! #GiveEmmaAChance is trending for the WWE superstar as she pursues the RAW Women’s championship, as the Australian lass clashed with Sasha Banks ahead of the upcoming brouhaha bout for the belt at No Mercy. Emma unfortunately came up short, as her ferocious offense wasn’t enough to put the former four-time champion down and she soon felt the brunt of the Banks Statement.
That wasn’t the biggest news of the night in the women’s division though, as it was revealed that after No Mercy, a new face would join the division: Legendary NXT champion Asuka.
Universal Champion Brock Lesnar dared Braun Strowman to fight him
Having taken down some of the biggest challengers around in the RAW locker room, Brock Lesnar’s next opponent may be his greatest yet: The gift of destruction known as Braun Strowman. In a match that will see the beast tangle with the monster, Lesnar wasn’t exactly backing down from the challenge. With his advocate Paul Heyman at his side, Lesnar invited Strowman to the ring for a taste of Suplex City.
A challenge that Lesnar may have realised was more than he bargained for, as Strowman brushed off a German suplex and gave Lesnar a running powerslam that left the ring shaking. That’s one rad bad dude with an equally bad ‘tude alright.
Bray Wyatt def. Goldust
Bray Wyatt has an odd fascination with determining that face-paint does in fact not make the man, and after he challenged Finn Balor to face him without his demon persona, Wyatt decided to test his theory on the bizarre one known as Goldust. Making short work of the competition with his patented Sister Abigail finisher, Wyatt then proceeded to clean the iconic face-paint off of Goldust, just before Balor rushed to the ring.
The RAW Tag Team division brawled among itself
A tag team melee erupted between the RAW division, as teams threw blows and each other all over the stage. General Manager Kurt Angle’s solution? A huge eight-man tag team match for the guilty parties for the RAW main event.
Elias def. Kalisto
You know I just don’t get this gimmick but whatever. Elias picked up the win against the luchadore, as Kalisto’s top-rope offense was grounded by one hell of a powerbomb and the Drift Away finishers.
John Cena def. Braun Strowman via Disqualification
Braun Strowman may have technically lost the match against John Cena last night, but he certainly did win the war as the monster amongst men ultimately pulverised the former 16-time world champion. Not even Cena’s might could withstand Strowman’s onslaught, as the gift of destruction nailed Cena with the steel steps and then performed a running powerslam right on top of them in the ring.
The match stopped and Cena declared the winner via DQ, Strowman looked unphased by the result while Roman Reigns watched on.
Enzo Amore def. Intercontinental Champion The Miz via Disqualification
After interrupting The Miz and Maryse’s announcement of the Miztourage growing by one with the arrival of a new child, Enzo Amore may have gone a tad bit too far. Furious and having had more than enough of the latest addition to the Cruiserweight division, The Miz launched a massive assault on the loudmouth. Playing with the rules of the ring however, Smacktalker Skywalker managed to eke out a win when he got under the skin of The Miz by trading insults on the mic in the middle of the ring.
Crossing the line when he cast some shade at The Miz and Maryse, Enzo earned a beatdown from the entire Miztourage and a DQ win. Which pleased Cruiserweigh champ Neville backstage.
Raw Tag Team Champions Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins and The Hardy Boyz def. Cesaro, Sheamus, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson
The main event kicked off, with Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins proving that despite what Cesaro and Sheamus had to say about their alliance, they were still more than a match for the former champs. Slams and fists wild around the ring, but it was Seth Rollins who earned back enough momentum to give the good brothers of Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson a pair of Twist of Fates that earned a win for his side.
Courtesy of Dirty Deeds from Ambrose and a Ripcord from Rollins on Anderson, of course.
Last Updated: September 12, 2017