Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon 9.13.16: RAW Recap

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 Baltimore, Maryland. Roman Reigns got his shot at being added to the WWE Universal Championship Match at WWE Clash Of Champions, but he had to beat the WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens in order to get it. Sasha Banks battled Bayley and Dana Brooke in a triple threat match to determine a #1 contender to the WWE RAW Women's Championship. Up and comer Brandon Scott tries to defeat Bo Dallas in one on one action. Chris Jericho has his Highlight Reel with special guest Sami Zayn. Sheamus battled Cesaro in match #5 in their best of seven series. Nia Jax battled Alicia Fox in Women's Division action. The Club battled The New Day in tag team action. Jinder Mahal battled Jack Swagger in one on one action. Enzo battled Epico of the Shining Stars in one on one action.

*** RAW ***

- Mick Foley Promo: Mick hypes tonight's show, congratulates Smackdown Live on their pay per view last night and then calls the WWE RAW Women's Champion Charlotte down. Charlotte arrives with Dana Brooke and says Dana needs to apologize or else Dana's mentorship with Charlotte is over. Dana apologizes. Sasha Banks interrupts and says she's the women's division, she is the legit boss and she will take back the title from Charlotte. Bayley interrupts next and says that she beat Charlotte last week and feels she should have a shot at the title. Sasha tells Bayley to get to the back of the line and Charlotte reminds Sasha of the beating she took at Summer Slam. Charlotte says that neither Bayley or Sasha can tell Charlotte who to defend her title against. Foley reminds Charlotte that she has no say either. Foley announces Sasha vs. Bayley with the winner meeting Charlotte at Clash Of Champions. Charlotte blames Dana for this and Dana slaps Charlotte in return. Foley changes his mind and makes it Sasha vs. Bayley vs. Dana for a shot at Charlotte.

- "#1 Contenders, Triple Threat Match": Sasha Banks vs. Bayley vs. Dana Brooke: Charlotte sits in on commentary for this match. The match closes out with Sasha hitting a series of lariats on Dana. Dana blocks the Back Stabber, but Sasha traps Dana in the Banks Statement submission. Bayley breaks the submission and gets a near fall on Dana with Bayley To Belly, after Sasha breaks up the pin. Sasha catches Bayley, rolls her up and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Sasha Banks, by pinfall, to become the #1 contender.

- Backstage, Dana Brooke again apologizes to Charlotte. Charlotte tells her to shut up and pick up her bags.

- Backstage, R-Truth denies buying time shares to Puerto Rico from The Shining Stars. Enzo and Big Cass arrive and call the stars con men. Enzo says they have unfinished business with the couple of haters.

- Backstage, Kevin Owens wonders if he should comment about Triple H trusting him more than Seth Rollins, or comment about Roman Reigns not deserving to be in the same ring with him, or comment on how Triple H is better than Mick Foley. Chris Jericho comments and says Owens was supposed to be on the Highlight Reel, but due to unfairness Owens has to fight Reigns instead. Jericho says he'll interview Sami Zayn instead than.

- Bo Dallas vs. Brandon Scott: The match closes out with Bo hitting a series of knees on Scott and a short arm clothesline. Bo hits a rolling cutter on Scott and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Bo Dallas, by pinfall.

- Highlight Reel with Special Guest Sami Zayn: Chris Jericho says Mick Foley ruined the Highlight Reel by taking Kevin Owens off. Jericho says since he can't have the best in Owens, he'll take the worst in Sami Zayn. Jericho asks Zayn if it was his fault that Owens turned on him. Zayn says Owens cares about himself and Jericho is a stupid idiot for not seeing that. Jericho calls Zayn condescending and rude, Zayn is a taker while Jericho says he is a giver. Zayn says the Gift of Jericho stinks. Jericho says that Zayn is jealous, he's  jealous that Kevin Owens is the longest reigning Universal Champion. Zayn talks about Jericho's accomplishments and being one of the reasons Zayn got into wrestling, but now Jericho is just Kevin Owens bitch. Jericho hits Zayn in the face with his cell phone and then drops Zayn with a Code Breaker.

- "Best Of Seven Series, Match #5": Sheamus vs. Cesaro: The match closes out with Cesaro dodges a Sheamus clothesline and locks Sheamus in the Sharpshooter submission. Sheamus escapes and Cesaro swings Sheamus in the Cesaro Swing, but Cesaro's back gives out. Cesaro blocks White Noise, but Sheamus is able to hit the Irish Curse back breaker and gets a near fall. Sheamus goes for the Celtic Cross, but Cesaro counters, rolls up Sheamus and scores the pinfall with his foot on the ropes for leverage.
Winner: Cesaro, by pinfall, Sheamus leads 3-2. 
- Backstage, Seth Rollins asks Mick Foley why Roman Reigns is getting his opportunity. Foley says Reigns was screwed over too and deserves a chance.  Rollins says he's going to Stephanie about this. Foley says Stephanie is out of the country, doesn't care for Rollins questioning his integrity and then warns Rollins not to interfere in the Owens vs. Reigns match later.

- Nia Jax vs. Alicia Fox: The match closes out with Alicia unloading punches on Nia. Nia comes back and tosses Alicia repeatedly into the barricade. Nia charges and spears Alicia right through the barricade. WWE medic check on Alicia and the referee throws out the match.
Winner: No Contest

- The New Day Promo: The New Day state that The Club suck at entertaining us because their Old Day promo last week stunk. The New Day make a list of things that they could've done instead of watching that promo last week. The promo was a dumpster fire and it'll never happen again. The Club interrupt and call The New Day the real joke with their Booty O's, unicorn horns and trombones. The Club guarantee they'll be the next WWE RAW World Tag Team Champions.

- The Club vs. The New Day: The match closes out with Woods hitting an enziguri and a DDT on Anderson. Woods hits a top rope elbow on Anderson as Gallows knocks Kofi off the apron. Woods lands a super kick on Gallows' knee, but gets attacked by Anderson. The Club hit the Magic Killer on Woods and score the pinfall.
Winners: The Club, by pinfall.

- Jinder Mahal vs. Jack Swagger: The match closes out with Swagger landing a back drop, a running clothesline and a side belly to belly on Mahal. Swagger goes for the Swagger Bomb, but Mahal blocks it with a boot. Mahal plants Swagger with a modified neck breaker and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Jinder Mahal, by pinfall.

- Enzo vs. Epico: The match closes out with Enzo going to the top rope, but Primo leaps on the apron. Cass hits a big boot and drops Primo. Epico hits a suicide dive on Cass outside. Enzo leaps off the top rope and cross body blocks Epico on the floor. Enzo goes for a suplex on Epico, but Primo trips Enzo causing Epico to fall on top of Enzo and score the pinfall.
Winner: Epico, by pinfall.

- Backstage Seth Rollins tells Kevin Owens he wants him to win tonight. Rollins wants the coward Triple H's golden boy Kevin Owens one on one at Clash Of Champions. Owens figured Rollins would want Roman Reigns in the match since Reigns always did Rollins' dirty work in The Shield. Owens says Rollins lost the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Dean Ambrose, then lost the WWE Universal Championship to Finn Balor and basically Rollins failed RAW. Now that Owens got the job done, Rollins' motto should be rebuilt, redesigned, and replaced. Mick Foley finally arrives and separates the two men.

- "#1 Contender Opportunity For Roman Reigns Match": Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns: The match closes out with Seth Rollins hitting the ring, attacking Owens and getting Reigns DQ'ed. Mick Foley arrives and says that this isn't happening like that and restarts the match. The match closes out with Reigns getting a near fall Superman Punch on Owens. Reigns hits the Drive By, but Owens comes back with a near fall super kick. Owens hits the cannon ball and goes for the pop up power bomb.
Reigns leap frogs Owens and gets a near fall sit down power bomb. Rusev suddenly appears and leaps onto the apron. Reigns Superman Punches Rusev, but gets planted by Owens with the pop up power bomb. Owens covers Reigns and scores the pinfall. After the match, Rusev attacks Reigns and lands a leaping axe kick. Rusev ground and pounds Reigns and then traps Reigns in The Accolade submission.
Winner: Kevin Owens, by pinfall.

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