Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon 7.19.16: RAW Results #RAW

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, is back with this week's RAW Recap Edition. 

This week's RAW was live in Providence, Rhode Island. Shane McMahon's decision day was upon us. Just who did the prodigal son choose to run Smackdown as its new General Manager? What about Stephanie McMahon? Who did the billion dollar princess pick to run things permanently on RAW, as General Manager? Sami Zayn and Cesaro teamed up and battled Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho in tag team action. #1 contender to the WWE Intercontinental Championship, Darren Young, battled Alberto Del Rio in a one on one match. A huge 12 Man Tag Team match takes place as John Cena, Enzo, Big Cass and The New Day battled The Club and The Wyatt Family. Baron Corbin battled Sin Cara in a one on one match. Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch battled WWE Women's Champion Charlotte and Dana Brooke in tag team action. Sheamus and Rusev teamed up and battled Dolph Ziggler and Zack Ryder in tag team action. In the main event, Dean Ambrose defended the WWE World Title against Seth Rollins in a one on one match.

*** RAW ***

- The New General Managers Are Announced: Stephanie McMahon kicks off RAW, but gets immediately interrupted by Shane McMahon. Stephanie says this is Shane's last night on RAW and he won't be missed. Shane says Stephanie wishes she was born with testicles, but she wasn't, or else her slap from last week would've had consequences. Stephanie announces the return of the Cruiserweight Division to RAW and announces Mick Foley as the new RAW GM. Foley says he's willing to take RAW to the future and beyond. Shane jokes that he lost respect for Foley and then announces the new Smackdown GM as Daniel Bryan. Bryan says he missed the fans, has the fans support and together they will beat RAW every week. Bryan and Shane get the Yes Movement chant going to end the segment.

- Sami Zayn and Cesaro vs. Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho: The match closes out with Owens landing a knee on Zayn, but Zayn goes for the Helluva Kick. Jericho blind tags in and cuts off Zayn's attempt. Cesaro tags in, hits a top rope cross body on Jericho and goes for the Cesaro Swing. Owens breaks up the swing as Zayn tags in. Jericho rolls up Zayn, but Zayn counters into his own rollup for the pinfall.
Winners: Sami Zayn and Cesaro, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Stephanie McMahon tells Daniel Bryan he's a Chucky Doll that just won't go away. Bryan says it's good to see she's still making up new names for him and still ruining RAW.

- Alberto Del Rio vs. Darren Young: The match closes out with Young hitting an elbow and a clothesline. The Miz jumps on the apron and Young swings, but misses Miz. Del Rio rolls up Young, but the referee is distracted with Miz. Del Rio gets in Miz's face for causing the distraction. Young rolls Del Rio up and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Darren Young, by pinfall.

- John Cena, Enzo and Big Cass Promo: Cena hypes up Battleground on Sunday as Enzo does his usual punchlines, calling The Club a bunch of herbs. Cena tells Enzo to get serious, cause he has no clue what he's talking about. Cass promises that they will be more than serious at Battleground. The Club interrupt and tell Cena that he's setup for failure hanging with Enzo and Cass. The Club State that they have chemistry and there's no way they're losing. The Club promise to beat up Cena, Enzo, Cass and The New Day tonight. The New Day interrupt next and say that any normal man would be hiding from The Wyatt Family, but they're not normal. The New Day joke with Enzo and Cass when The Wyatt Family interrupt and prepare for this huge 12 Man tag team match.

- "12-Man Tag Team Match": John Cena, Enzo, Big Cass and The New Day vs. The Club and The Wyatt Family: The match closes out with Cass hitting a big boot on Styles and he and Enzo go for the rocket launcher. Gallows breaks it up, but gets an AA from Cena. Anderson hits a spine buster on Cena and then Enzo hits a top rope DDT on Anderson. The New Day and The Wyatt's brawl backstage as Enzo counters the Styles Clash. Enzo accidentally clotheslines Cena and then gets hit with the Styles Clash. Styles covers Enzo and scores the pinfall.
Winners: The Club and The Wyatt Family, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Shane McMahon asks Mick Foley why he joined Stephanie McMahon. Foley says no matter how terrible she seems when he looks at her he sees passion and drive.

- Baron Corbin vs. Sin Cara: The match closes out with Corbin making quick work of Sin Cara and hits End Of Days for the pinfall. After the match, Corbin continues to beat down Sin Cara. Kalisto hits the ring to make the save, but gets beaten down by Corbin.
Winner: Baron Corbin, by pinfall.

- Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte and Dana Brooke: The match closes out with Sasha and Becky double teaming Dana. Charlotte tries to get involved to help, but Sasha tosses Charlotte to the floor. Nattie Neidhart suddenly hits the ring and attacks Becky causing a DQ. After the match, Nattie beats down Becky as Charlotte and Dana double team beat down Sasha.
Winners: Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch, by DQ. 

- Sheamus and Rusev vs. Dolph Ziggler and Zack Ryder: The match closes out with Ryder countering a Sheamus suplex and hits a neck breaker. Ziggler tags in, hits the Famasser on Rusev and goes for the cover. Sheamus breaks up the pin and Rusev bounces Ziggler chest first off the ropes. Rusev plants the thrust kick on Ziggler and locks him in The Accolade submission. Ziggler taps out.
Winners: Rusev and Sheamus, by submission.

- Backstage, Daniel Bryan tells Mick Foley he wants to have a good working relationship. Both men guarantee their show will be number one. Bryan says he and Foley may never have wrestled each other, but they're both about to enter a war with each other.

- "WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match": Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Seth Rollins: The match closes out with Rollins nailing the Pedigree on Ambrose, but Ambrose kicks out. Ambrose counters a second Pedigree and gets a near fall rollup on Rollins. Ambrose and Rollins end up on the top rope where Ambrose tosses Rollins off, but Rollins falls into the referee. Rollins ends up superplexing Ambrose off the top rope. Rollins tries to float over and pin Ambrose, but Ambrose hooks Rollins' leg and has a pin of his own. The referee makes the three count, however, states that both Ambrose and Rollins' shoulders were down in a double pinfall. Stephanie McMahon gets in the ring, hands Seth Rollins the WWE World Title and announces Rollins as the new champion. Shane McMahon argues with Stephanie that Rollins was pinned too, therefore, Ambrose should still be the champion. Stephanie refuses to listen as Seth Rollins walks out with the WWE World Title as RAW closes out.
Winner: Seth Rollins, by pinfall, to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

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