Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon 10.11.16: 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 Oakland, California at the Oracle Arena where the locker room still smells like champagne from that oh so sweet Cleveland Cavaliers championship win back in June. (Yes I'm still bragging about it...DEAL WITH IT!). Sasha Banks has a match proposal for former WWE RAW Women's Champion Charlotte. Cesaro battled Kofi Kingston one on one. Bayley battled Cami Fields one on one. Sin Cara and Lince Dorado battled Drew Gulak and Tony Nese in tag team action. Mick Foley holds a Hell In A Cell Address. Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas demanded a tag team to face tonight. Titus O'Neil battled R-Truth one on one. The Splash Brothers look to upset the monster Braun Strowman. WWE United States Champion Roman Reigns and WWE Women's Champion Sasha Banks team up to battle Rusev and Charlotte in a tag team match. Paul Heyman lays down a challenge for Goldberg. WWE Cruiserweight Champion TJ Perkins battled Ariya Daivari in a non title one on one match. In the main event Chris Jericho battled Seth Rollins with a spot in the WWE Universal Championship Hell In A Cell Match on the line for Jericho.

*** RAW ***

- Sasha Banks Promo: The new WWE RAW Women's Champion Sasha Banks kicks off RAW in the ring. Sasha remembers watching her idols Eddie Guerrero, Trish Stratus and Lita growing up. Sasha does this for the ones that paved the way for her, the women of today and for the future of women's wrestling. Sasha proposes a rematch to Charlotte that will break the barrier in women's wrestling. Sasha suggests a WWE RAW Women's Championship Match at WWE Hell In A Cell inside the Hell In A Cell. Charlotte's music hits and out comes the former champion. Before Charlotte can speak, Rusev and Lana interrupt and head to the ring. Rusev says no one cares about the stupid women's division. Charlotte asks Rusev who he is because no one disrespects the Queen of wrestling. Charlotte then goes on to accept Sasha's match. Rusev grabs the microphone again, but Sasha slaps it out of his hand. Lana steps up and says that Sasha and Charlotte are lost whiny little girls that need to know their place. Lana and Rusev both get shoved down by Sasha and Charlotte. Roman Reigns arrives next looking for a fight, but Rusev and Lana retreat.

- The New Day Promo: The New Day will defend the WWE RAW World Tag Team Championship at WWE Hell In A Cell against Sheamus and Cesaro. The New Day mock Sheamus and Cesaro and plan to show them why they are still the WWE World Tag Team Champions. New Day start dancing and out comes Cesaro for his match against Kofi Kingston.

- Cesaro vs. Kofi Kingston: Sheamus is with Cesaro, but turns his back to the ring, refusing to watch Cesaro wrestle. The match closes out with Kofi countering the Sharpshooter submission by Cesaro. Sheamus and Woods get into it at ringside, which results in Woods getting knocked down. Big E charges in and runs down Sheamus. Cesaro gets distracted by everything going on at ringside and ends up getting rolled up and pinned by Kofi. After the match, Sheamus and Cesaro argue, resulting in Sheamus calling Cesaro a loser and walking out.
Winner: Kofi Kingston, by pinfall.

- We're shown highlights from the Goldberg interview on ESPN last week, where Goldberg states he'd fight Brock Lesnar if he ever returned to the WWE.

- Bayley vs. Cami Fields: The match closes out with Bayley making quick work of Cami. Cami tries to build an offense, but gets hit with Bayley To Belly, giving Bayley the pinfall. After the match, Bayley's celebration gets interrupted as Dana Brooke attacks Bayley on the RAW stage. Dana gloats as she leaves Bayley laid out on the stage.
Winner: Bayley, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Chris Jericho is yelling at someone on the phone and demanding them to get him that big payday. R-Truth appears and gives Jericho a Payday candy bar.

- Sin Cara and Lince Dorado vs. Drew Gulak and Tony Nese: The match closes out with Cara hitting a power bomb on Gulak for a near fall. Cara hits a drop kick on Nese sending him flying off the apron. Dorado tags in as Cara hits a suicide dive on Nese outside. Dorado hits a Shooting Star Press on Gulak to score the pinfall.
Winners: Sin Cara and Lince Dorado, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Stephanie McMahon tells Mick Foley that she's joining him in the ring for his Hell In A Cell address tonight.

- Hell In A Cell Address: Mick Foley and Stephanie McMahon are in the ring. Foley announces that the first ever women's Hell In A Cell Match will take place between Sasha Banks and Charlotte. Foley announces that Seth Rollins will face WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens inside Hell In A Cell. Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho arrive and interrupt. Owens refuses Hell In A Cell because he doesn't want to end up broken and washed up like Foley. Owens says Rollins doesn't deserve it and Jericho says Foley did it cause he hates Jericho. Stephanie sticks up for Foley and demands respect from Jericho. Stephanie announces Jericho vs. Rollins tonight and if Jericho wins he'll be included in the Hell In A Cell Match, this way everyone will be happy. Jericho smiles as Owens is shocked by the decision.

- Backstage, Seth Rollins says he's the man no matter who he faces at Hell In A Cell and will destroy the machine piece by piece.

- Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas vs. Enzo Amore and Big Cass: Before the match even starts Enzo and Cass get jumped by Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson. Enzo gets laid out with a boot and Cass gets laid out with the Magic Killer. After the match, Curtis Axel demands a team to face them tonight like they were promised. Sami Zayn and Neville arrive to face Axel and Dallas.
Winner: No Contest

- Sami Zayn and Neville vs. Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas: The match closes out with Zayn connecting with the Helluva Kick on Axel. Neville tags in, goes to the top rope and hits Red Arrow on Axel for the pinfall. After the match, Dallas leaves Axel and walks out.
Winners: Sami Zayn and Neville, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Lana warns Charlotte to stay out of Rusev's business or she'll face major consequences.

- R-Truth vs. Titus O'Neil: The match closes out with Titus hitting a boot on Truth and taking over on offense. Titus hits a series of rib breakers on Truth and tosses Truth to the mat. Goldust bangs on the steel steps and distracts Titus. Truth rolls Titus up and steals the pinfall.
Winner: R-Truth, by pinfall.

- Backstage, TJ Perkins tells Brian Kendrick he knows he's not a bad guy, Kendrick is just scared. Perkins says he would have given Kendrick another title shot without Kendrick having to cheat to earn one. Kendrick agrees and shakes Perkins' hand. Kendrick tries to attack Perkins, but Perkins drops Kendrick.

- "Handicap Match": Braun Strowman vs. Steven Splash and Klay Splash: The match closes out with The Splash Brothers double teaming Strowman. Strowman double splashes the brothers in the corner, hits a double drop kick on both brothers and a power slam. Strowman slams Steven on top of Klay and scores the pinfall on both. After the match, Strowman says this challenge wasn't good enough, Mick Foley needs to get him better competition or what happens next week will be on Foley's hands.
Winner: Braun Strowman, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Sasha Banks tells Roman Reigns she knows what she's getting herself into stepping inside the Hell In A Cell. Sasha tells Reigns to finish off Rusev tonight.

- Roman Reigns and Sasha Banks vs. Rusev and Charlotte: The match closes out with Sasha and Charlotte both tagging in. Sasha hits a drop kick on Charlotte and follows that up with the charging double knees. Sasha hits another charging double knees and gets a near fall. Charlotte gets a near fall rollup on Sasha. Sasha grabs Charlotte and traps her in the Banks Statement submission. Rusev gets in the ring and tries to break the submission, but Reigns charges and spears Rusev. Charlotte ends up tapping out, giving Sasha and Reigns the victory.
Winners: Sasha Banks and Roman Reigns, by submission.

- Backstage, Kevin Owens says he's leaving Hell In A Cell still the WWE Universal Champion no matter if it's a singles match or a triple threat match. Jericho says as long as they're best friends, if one is champion than they both are champions.

- Paul Heyman Promo: Heyman is in the ring and throws down a challenge to Goldberg. Heyman says that after watching Goldberg's ESPN interview and wanting Brock Lesnar if Goldberg ever came back to the WWE, he's here to challenge Goldberg on behalf of Lesnar. Lesnar will face Goldberg anytime, anyplace and once Goldberg enters Suplex City, Goldberg will be next.

- TJ Perkins vs. Ariya Daivari: Before the match Perkins and Brian Kendrick stare each other down, as Kendrick is on commentary. The match closes out with Perkins locking in the knee bar submission, but Daivari reaches the ropes for the break. Daivari goes on offense and nails Perkins with a running knee. Perkins regains control and traps Daivari in the knee bar submission again and makes Daivari tap out. After the match, Perkins and Kendrick stare each other down again and Kendrick sarcastically claps his approval of Perkins.
Winner: TJ Perkins, by submission.

- Backstage, Chris Jericho apologizes to Stephanie McMahon. Stephanie says a win for Jericho tonight will blow Smackdown Live's Triple Threat Match out of the water with RAW's own Triple Threat Hell In A Cell Match. Stephanie tells Jericho that maybe he should get over on Owens and win the title. Stephanie leaves as Kevin Owens arrives and asks what that was about. Jericho says friendship and walks off.

- It's announced that Goldberg sent out a tweet on Twitter and will return to the WWE next week on RAW to answer Paul Heyman's challenge.

- Chris Jericho vs. Seth Rollins: The match closes out with Jericho missing a springboard and crashing on the floor. Rollins lands a dive to the floor and takes out Kevin Owens who's in Jericho's corner. Rollins lands a kick on Jericho and follows that up with a near fall springboard knee to the face. Jericho dodges a frog splash and gets a near fall Lionsault on Rollins. Jericho blocks an attempted superplex by Rollins and shoves him off the ropes. Jericho leaps off, but eats a Rollins kick. Rollins goes for the Pedigree, but Jericho counters into the Walls Of Jericho submission. Rollins counters out, rolls Jericho up and scores the pinfall. After the match, Owens hits the ring kicks and beats down Rollins. Owens goes for the Pop Up Power Bomb, but Rollins counters and goes for the Pedigree. Jericho makes the save, but ends up getting a Pedigree from Rollins. Owens escapes and retreats as Rollins stares Owens down and talks smack.
Winner: Seth Rollins, by pinfall.

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