Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon 10.18.16: 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 Denver, Colorado, the home of the Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos. This week, "The Man" Goldberg made his return to the WWE to answer Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar's challenge to a match anytime, anywhere. Seth Rollins battled Chris Jericho. Golden Truth and Mark Henry battled The Shining Stars and Titus O'Neil in a six man tag team match. Sheamus battled Big E. Bo Dallas battled Neville. Bayley battled Dana Brooke. Braun Strowman battled The Mile High Trio in a handicap match. WWE United States Champion Roman Reigns and Rusev had a face to face. Karl Anderson battled Big Cass. Rich Swann, Cedric Alexander and WWE Cruiserweight Champion TJ Perkins battled Brian Kendrick, Tony Nese and Drew Gulak in a six man tag team match.

*** RAW ***

- Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho Promo: Owens says Mick Foley is out to get him, that's why he put him inside the Hell In A Cell against Seth Rollins. Jericho says Foley is out to get both of them, blames his loss to Rollins last week on the referee and after Owens suggests it, Jericho adds the referee to his "List". Owens says he's already replaced Rollins as "the man" and at Hell In A Cell he'll end Rollins' career. Seth Rollins arrives and interrupts the duo. Owens and Rollins take verbal shots back and forth and Jericho butts in by saying he could beat Rollins anytime, anyplace. Rollins suggests now and wonders if Owens will hide in the back or stay at ringside and be the world's ugliest cheerleader, as Rollins defeats Jericho. Owens and Jericho have a mini argument about whether or not Owens is staying at ringside. Jericho says that they are best friends and by him forcing Owens to go backstage won't affect that. Owens finally agrees and heads backstage.

- Seth Rollins vs. Chris Jericho: The match closes out with Kevin Owens going back on his word and shows up at ringside. Rollins suicide dives Jericho, then goes for the Pedigree. Jericho counters and locks in the Walls Of Jericho submission. Owens gets busted by the referee pulling the ropes back, stopping Rollins from reaching them. Jericho gets rolled up on the distraction, kicks out and then counters the Pedigree. Rollins counters the Code Breaker, plants Jericho with the Pedigree and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Seth Rollins, by pinfall.

- Sit-down Interview With Charlotte: Charlotte says she was born for matches like these, so preparing for Hell In A Cell against Sasha Banks is unnecessary. Charlotte calls herself the best WWE Superstar whether male or female. Charlotte says she'll become a three time WWE RAW Women's Champion at Hell In A Cell and nothing is going to stop that from happening.

- "Six Man Tag Team Match": Golden Truth and Mark Henry vs. The Shining Stars and Titus O'Neil: The match closes out with Goldust dropping Primo and then Epico sends Goldust outside. Truth drops Epico, but gets grabbed by Titus. Henry blind tagged in and hits the World's Strongest Slam on Titus for the pinfall.
Winners: Golden Truth and Mark Henry, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Kevin Owens tells Chris Jericho that Mick Foley is trying to separate them. Jericho almost calls Owens a stupid idiot. Owens and Jericho start arguing and Stephanie McMahon interrupts. Stephanie says this is exactly what Seth Rollins wants, for them to start arguing. Stephanie then announces Owens and Jericho as her team captains for Survivor Series.

- Sheamus vs. Big E: Cesaro starts streaming live to the fans and ignoring Sheamus while sitting at the commentary table. The match closes out with Sheamus yelling at Cesaro for live streaming, grabs Cesaro's phone and yells at the fans watching. Cesaro and Sheamus argue as Cesaro tries to grab his phone back. Big E hits a splash on Sheamus and scores the pinfall. After the match, Cesaro films Sheamus after his loss. Sheamus knocks the phone out of Cesaro's hand.
Winner: Big E, by pinfall.

- Bo Dallas vs. Neville: The match closes out with Dallas rolling outside as Neville went for the Red Arrow. Neville hits a moonsault on Dallas. Dallas comes back with an elbow and a boot. Neville tries to go to the top rope, but gets kicked off by Dallas. Dallas hits a DDT on Neville and scores the pinfall. After the match, Dallas turns on Curtis Axel and beats Axel down. Dallas hits a clothesline and then sends Axel into the apron and the barricade.
Winner: Bo Dallas, by pinfall.

- Dana Brooke vs. Bayley: The match closes out with Dana hitting a punch and sending Bayley into the turnbuckle. Dana kicks Bayley repeatedly until the referee steps in to check on Bayley. Bayley tries to come back, but Dana scores the upset pinfall.
Winner: Dana Brooke, by pinfall.

- Paul Heyman Interview: Heyman says it's obvious that Goldberg is coming tonight to say yes. Heyman says Brock Lesnar considers Goldberg a nobody that's why he won't challenge him face to face. Heyman advises Goldberg to just say no so he doesn't piss off Lesnar. Heyman says Lesnar is still pissed that Goldberg beat him 12 years ago, but this time if Goldberg says yes, he will be beaten, victimized and conquered.

- "Handicap Match": Braun Strowman vs. The Mile High Trio: Strowman again dominates quickly and scores the easy pinfall. After the match, Strowman says since Mick Foley won't produce competition, Strowman is going to go look for it. Sami Zayn interrupts and stares down Strowman. Strowman shoves Zayn down and walks out.
Winner: Braun Strowman, by pinfall. 

- Backstage, Sami Zayn says he picked a fight with Braun Strowman because nobody else will.

- Rusev and Lana Promo: Lana and Rusev mock Roman Reigns and call his family barbaric and how superior Rusev's family is. Reigns interrupts the couple and says he does have a huge family, but they are his fans that he calls the Roman Empire. Reigns says Rusev looks like the family dog and he could bring the whole Rusev crew to the pay per view, but it'll just be Reigns and Rusev in the cell. Lana slaps Reigns in the face and Rusev plants a thrust kick on Reigns. Rusev tosses Reigns into the barricade, then the steel steps. Reigns tries to fight back, but catches a Rusev kick. Rusev tosses Reigns into the steel steps again and places Reigns on the steps. Rusev hits a stomp and traps Reigns in The Accolade on top of the steel steps. Rusev finally releases Reigns and leaves.

- Karl Anderson vs. Big Cass: The match closes out with Cass tossing Enzo into Luke Gallows outside, who tries to run distraction. Anderson lands a kick on Cass during the distraction. Cass comes back and hits Anderson with the East River Crossing to score the pinfall.
Winner: Big Cass, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Brian Kendrick makes an agreement with Tony Nese and Drew Gulak to soften up TJ Perkins. Perkins interrupts and trades verbal assaults with the trio. Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann arrive, back up Perkins and announce that there will be a six man tag later.

- Sit-down Interview With Sasha Banks: Sasha respects Charlotte, but is going to show Charlotte why she is the best at Hell In A Cell. Sasha says she's not afraid of the Cell structure because she's the one that wanted the match. Sasha says that she has been preparing by watching old Hell In A Cell matches and is ready to make history.

- "Six Man Tag Team Match": Rich Swann, Cedric Alexander and TJ Perkins vs. Brian Kendrick, Tony Nese and Drew Gulak: The match closes out with Alexander clothes lining Kendrick outside. Perkins lands a drop kick on Gulak. Swann climbs to the top rope, but gets knocked down by Nese. Nese hits the 450 Splash on Swann and Kendrick tags in. Kendrick locks in the Captain's Hook as Perkins tries to make the save for Swann. Nese grabs Perkins' leg and holds him back, forcing Swann to tap out
- Winners: Brian Kendrick, Tony Nese and Drew Gulak, by submission.

- Backstage, Mick Foley and Stephanie McMahon talk about the Survivor Series Elimination Matches and Foley announces a triple threat match for next week between Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins and Chris Jericho.

- Goldberg Promo: Goldberg says that after 12 years he never would have thought that he would be in a WWE ring again. He thanks everyone and says this return is special because his wife and son are here to see him live for the first time ever in the WWE. Goldberg talks about promoting WWE2K17 and how he missed kicking ass and being a super hero for kids. Goldberg says that he thought long and hard and thought that maybe returning was the wrong move, but then Brock Lesnar's fat little stooge, Paul Heyman, opened his mouth. Goldberg says he has one more ass kicking, spear and jackhammer left in him to deliver. Goldberg says that Brock Lesnar is next and he'll also be his last. Goldberg greets his family at ringside and then walks off to end the show.

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