Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, 9.22.15: #RAW Recap

By @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE. It's time for this week's RAW recap. 

- RAW was live this week in Laredo, Texas. One night removed from Night Of Champions, what's next as we move on to October's WWE Hell In A Cell pay per view?

- The Wyatt Family/Roman Reigns War Continues: RAW kicks off with The Wyatt Family in the ring for a promo. Bray Wyatt states that he tried to tell Roman Reigns that he had no chance to survive, but had to snatch down the golden idol. Roman Reigns immediately interrupts, goes face to face with Bray and tells him to make Luke Harper and Braun Strowman leave the ring, so they can settle things. Bray surprisingly does and Reigns starts swinging on Bray. Bray gets the upper hand, but Reigns returns with the Superman Punch. Harper and Strowman hit the ring and the three on one attack on Reigns begins. Dean Ambrose hits the ring, tosses Harper to the floor and hits two suicide dives on Strowman.
Strowman is still standing and tosses Ambrose and Reigns around. Ambrose hits the steel steps and appears knocked out. Randy Orton hits the ring, hits a Thez Press on Bray, suplexes Harper on the announcers table and brawls with Strowman. Ambrose is back up, hits a top rope drop kick and Reigns finishes with a Superman Punch on Strowman, sending the monster to the floor.

- Backstage, Seth Rollins walks into The Authority's office and sees Corporate Kane sitting there. Rollins is pissed at what Kane did last night. Kane has no clue what Rollins is talking about and says this is his first night back. Kane also did the liberty of booking Rollins vs. John Cena, tonight, for the WWE United States Championship.

- Neville and The Lucha Dragons defeated Stardust and The Ascension, by pinfall, in a Six Man Tag Team Match: The match closes out with Stardust and The Ascension working over Neville. Neville escapes a submission by Stardust, kicks Stardust in the head and hot tags Kalisto. Kalisto cleans house on everyone, hits Salida del Sol and scores the pinfall.

- Backstage, Seth Rollins asks Triple H and Stephanie why Kane was reinstated. Triple H tells Rollins to worry about John Cena, they'll worry about Kane. 

- Ryback defeated Bo Dallas, by pinfall: Kevin Owens sits at ringside for this match. The match closes out with Dallas kicking Ryback and applying a chin lock. Ryback tosses Dallas and plants him with a spine buster. Ryback hits the Meat Hook and the Shell Shock on Dallas to score the pinfall. After the match, Kevin Owens attacks Ryback and goes for the pop up power bomb. Ryback counters, clotheslines Owens and chases him from the ring.

- Backstage, Ric Flair says he's the proudest father right now and introduces Team PCB. Charlotte says making her father proud made it all worth it.

- Team PCB Implodes: Team PCB is in the ring for a promo. Charlotte thanks Becky Lynch for being her friend and says she wanted to be just like Paige. Paige grabs the microphone, snaps and goes on a rant. Paige says this is patronizing, she's the reason for the Divas Revolution, tells Becky she's the weakest link, asks where Nattie Neidhart is, Team BAD is all flash and no substance and everyone knows the real reason The Bellas were on top. Paige storms off as Becky holds back Charlotte. The Bellas arrive and ask Charlotte if she can handle being Divas Champion.

- Charlotte defeated Brie Bella, by submission: The match closes out with Brie applying a single leg crab submission. Charlotte escapes and hits the enzuiguri. Charlotte hits Brie with a neck breaker, a spear and then cinches in the Figure Eight submission. Brie has no choice but to tap out.

- Sheamus defeated Mark Henry, by pinfall: The match closes out with Henry grabbing Sheamus' mohawk. Sheamus escapes Henry's grasp and hotshots Henry off the ropes. Sheamus goes for the clubbing blows, but Henry counters and tosses Sheamus back in the ring. Henry gets back in the ring where Sheamus hits a surprise Brogue Kick. Sheamus measures and hits Henry with another Brogue Kick, covers and scores the pinfall.

- Backstage Triple H and Stephanie McMahon confront Kane. Kane says he's the Director of Operations and plans to finish that contract out. Stephanie says he has to give back his mask then. Kane says Stephanie had it last and he hasn't a clue where it is. Kane says there might be problems if she lost it, smiles and then leaves.

- Backstage, Nattie Neidhart confronts Paige. Nattie agreed with what Paige said, but the only person stopping Paige is herself.

- Rusev and The New Day defeated Dolph Ziggler and The Dudley Boys, by pinfall, in a Six Man Tag Team Match: The New Day continue their "Save the Tables" protest and Xavier Woods says they had to pull a splinter out of his butt after last night. The match closes out with Bubba Ray getting a near fall with a uranage on Kofi Kingston, but Rusev breaks it up. Devon tags in and the Dudleys double suplex Rusev. The Dudleys hold Rusev’s legs and Ziggler hits the What’s Up head butt. Woods gets up on the apron and Ziggler superkicks him off. Ziggler turns around and walks into a superkick by Rusev. Rusev covers and scores the pinfall.

- Naomi defeated Nattie Neidhart, by pinfall: The match closes out with Nattie grabbing Naomi and going for the Sharpshooter submission. Sasha Banks hops up on the apron and runs distraction. Nattie stares down Sasha and turns back towards Naomi. Naomi hits the Rear View on Nattie, covers and scores the pinfall. 

- Backstage, Seth Rollins is still upset about Kane being present. Stephanie McMahon says she thinks Kane got out his anger and is willing to be fair now. Rollins protests and Triple H orders Rollins to knock it off and worry about John Cena.

- Big Show defeated Cesaro, by pinfall: The match closes out with Show and Cesaro on the floor. Cesaro dives off the announcers table, Show catches him and drives Cesaro into the ring post. Cesaro fights back and suplexes Show from the outside of the ring back into the ring. Show gets up and hits Cesaro with the Knockout Punch, as Cesaro entered the ring. Show covers and scores the pinfall.

- Backstage, The Wyatt Family send a warning to Randy Orton.

- John Cena defeated Seth Rollins, by pinfall, to retain the WWE United States Championship: The match closes out with Rollins attempting a pedigree, but Cena counters and sends Rollins into the  corner. Cena hits an electric chair face buster as Rollins tries a top rope maneuver. Cena and Rollins trade Pedigree and AA attempts before Rollins finally hits a turn buckle power bomb. Rollins misses the Phoenix Splash and Cena locks in the STF submission. Rollins makes it to the ropes, drops Cena, goes to the top rope and hits a frog splash for a near fall. Cena not only kicks out, but he rolls through with Rollins and hoists Rollins onto Cena's shoulders and hits the AA. Cena covers and scores the pin, to retain the WWE United States Championship.

- Kane Sends A Message: After the match, Corporate Kane appears on the titantron and says he wants Rollins to be the best WWE Champion that he can be because there are all types of people who want the title, even those he'd never expect. Kane's fire pyro goes off and suddenly Demon Kane pops up through the mat and grabs Rollins. Rollins fights for his life, but fails as Kane pulls Rollins through the hole in the mat and smoke shoots out of it afterwards, to end the show. 

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