Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon 10.4.16: 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 Los Angeles, California. Stars of the Netflix original series The Ranch, Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson, were WWE special guests this week. Rusev makes a challenge to WWE United States Champion Roman Reigns for WWE Hell In A Cell. WWE Cruiserweight Champion TJ Perkins battled Brian Kendrick in a one on one non title match. Seth Rollins sends out a warning to Triple H and Kevin Owens. Up and comer Chase Silver tries to live a Hollywood dream and defeat the monster Braun Strowman in a one on one match. Sami Zayn battled Titus O'Neil in a one on one match. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson battled Goldust and R-Truth in tag team action. WWE RAW World Tag Team Champions The New Day battled WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho in non title tag team action. Tony Nese battled Rich Swann in a one on one match. Sheamus and Cesaro teamed up again and battled two up and comers. Main event time saw Charlotte defend the WWE RAW Women's Championship against Sasha Banks. 

*** RAW ***

- Roman Reigns Promo: Reigns brings up his family heritage, how he represents his family weekly and how no one in his family ever won the WWE United States Championship. Lana interrupts and says Rusev doesn't know she's out here and is challenging Reigns to a rematch. Reigns tells Lana to go get her husband and send him out to do his own dirty work. Rusev finally storms out to the ring and begins brawling with Reigns.
Reigns goes for a Superman Punch off the steel steps, but Rusev lands a thrust kick and sends Reigns into the steel steps. Rusev thrust kicks Reigns over the barricade and leaves with the United States Championship. Rusev poses on the RAW stage, but Reigns returns and hits a Superman Punch on Rusev. Reigns retrieves his title and accepts Rusev's rematch, but Reigns wants it inside Hell In A Cell.

- TJ Perkins vs. Brian Kendrick: The match closes out with Perkins applying the knee bar submission, but Kendrick escapes. Kendrick hits Sliced Bread, but Perkins kicks out at two and a half. Perkins escapes Kendrick's Captain's Hook submission and nails a drop kick. Kendrick catches Perkins, reapplies the Captain's Hook submission and forces Perkins to tap out.
Winner: Brian Kendrick, by submission.

- Seth Rollins Interview: Rollins says his doctors advised him not to come to Los Angeles tonight, but here he is. Rollins says Triple H handed Kevin Owens the WWE Universal Championship, Rollins deserves a rematch and thinks its a joke that Triple H would replace Rollins with Owens. Rollins says he sees things clearly now, will tear down the machine one piece at a time and personally cancel the Kevin Owens Show.

- Braun Strowman vs. Chase Silver: Silver gets in a few shots, but Strowman makes quick work with a big boot, a running corner splash and a power slam to score the pinfall. After the match, Strowman says he's a gift of destruction. Strowman also says that if Mick Foley doesn't get him some real talent to fight next week, there won't be a next week.
Winner: Braun Strowman, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Bayley wishes Sasha Banks luck tonight in her title match. Sasha says she's taking over the women's division after she defeats Charlotte for her championship tonight.

- Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho Promo: Owens says Seth Rollins lost, doesn't deserve a rematch and if he gets one than Chris Jericho should be the referee. Jericho has a better idea, he thinks he and Owens should challenge The New Day for the tag team championship. Owens and Jericho go back and forth on the idea until Owens decides that they'll do it. The New Day arrive and trade verbal shots at Owens and Jericho. Jericho threatens to put The New Day on his list. The New Day agree to give Owens and Jericho a match, but Owens and Jericho back out because they're not dressed to wrestle.

- Backstage, Sheamus and Cesaro arrive to the arena together still arguing.

- Sami Zayn vs. Titus O'Neil: The match closes out with Titus hitting a back breaker on Zayn, but Zayn comes back and nails a clothesline. Zayn hits a suplex into the corner on Titus. Zayn charges and hits the Helluva Kick on Titus to score the pinfall.
Winner: Sami Zayn, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Mick Foley tries to get Sheamus and Cesaro to quit arguing and get on the same page with each other.

- Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson vs. Goldust and R-Truth: The match closes out with Gallows unloading on Goldust, taking him into the corner. Truth hot tags in and unloads on The Club. The Club take over on Truth and hit the Magic Killer for the pinfall. After the match, Anderson attacks Goldust and Gallows hits Goldust with a big boot. The Club then lay out Goldust with the Magic Killer.
Winners: The Club, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho run into Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson. Jericho mocks the actors and threatens to put them on his list. Masterson takes Jericho's clipboard with his list written on it and makes fun of it. Masterson and Kutcher promise to be ringside for Jericho and Owens match later.

- Breast Cancer Awareness Segment: Enzo and Big Cass are in the ring with three breast cancer survivors. The three women won a contest and are presented by Enzo and Big Cass with WWE custom made titles for beating cancer.

- The New Day vs. Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens: Aston Kutcher and Danny Masterson are on commentary. The match closes out with Big E catching Jericho leaping off the top rope and slams him for a near fall. Owens comes in and hits a corner cannonball on Big E for a near fall. Big E hits a standing splash as Jericho traps Woods in the Walls Of Jericho. Seth Rollins hits the ring and distracts Jericho. New Day hit the Midnight Hour on Jericho and score the pinfall. After the game, Rollins hits a Pedigree on Jericho as Owens retreats to the RAW stage.
Winners: The New Day, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Charlotte says she is retaining her championship tonight and making Sasha Banks history.

- Backstage, Stephanie McMahon asks Seth Rollins why he's here when he's not cleared by the doctors. Rollins says he's not listening to Stephanie anymore, Triple H made a mistake costing him the WWE Universal Championship and promises to burn RAW to the ground if he doesn't get a rematch against Kevin Owens.

- Tony Nese vs. Rich Swann: The match closes out with Swann going to the top rope and leaps off. Nese catches Swann and hits a frankensteiner. Swann is able to land a drop kick and get a near fall on Nese. Nese hits a pump handle pile driver on Swann and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Tony Nese, by pinfall.

- A video plays showing that Emma will be returning soon to RAW.

- Cesaro and Sheamus vs. Mark Carradine and Raul White: Cesaro and Sheamus argue with each other throughout the match. Sheamus makes quick work and scores the pinfall with the Irish Curse back breaker and a Brogue Kick.
Winners: Sheamus and Cesaro, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Charlotte and Dana Brooke confront Bayley. Bayley lays out Dana and it appears Dana hurt her leg.

- "WWE RAW Women's Championship Match": Charlotte (c) vs. Sasha Banks: The match closes out with Charlotte blocking the Back Stabber and tosses Sasha outside. Charlotte hits a corkscrew moonsault from the top rope to the floor on Sasha. Charlotte hits Natural Selection and gets a near fall. Charlotte gets frustrated with Sasha for not taking the pinfall. Sasha locks Charlotte in the Banks Statement submission and Charlotte tries to fight out of it. Charlotte is able to turn Sasha over into a pinfall attempt. Sasha counters the pinfall attempt, reapplies the Banks Statement and forces Charlotte to tap out. RAW ends with Sasha celebrating as the new WWE RAW Women's Champion.
Winner: Sasha Banks, by submission, to win the WWE RAW Women's Championship.

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