Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon 11.15.16: RAW Buffalo Recap

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, brings you the RAW Recap for the week.

This week RAW was live in Buffalo, New York. WWE Survivor Series is six short days away as RAW served their go home show to this Sunday's huge pay per view. Stephanie McMahon invited Smackdown Live's own Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan to tonight's RAW before their respected shows go into battle against each other at WWE Survivor Series. Brock Lesnar and Goldberg finally met in the same ring together for a face to face talk before their huge rematch against each other at WWE Survivor Series. WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens and WWE United States Champion Roman Reigns were forced to team up and battled Sheamus and Cesaro. Sami Zayn battled Bo Dallas. Seth Rollins, Chris Jericho and Braun Strowman were forced to team up and battled the WWE RAW World Tag Team Champions The New Day in a Six Man Tag Team Match. WWE Cruiserweight Champion Brian Kendrick battled Sin Cara. Nia Jax and Alicia Fox were forced to team up to battle WWE RAW Women's Champion Charlotte and Sasha Banks who were also forced to team up. Enzo and Big Cass were forced to team up with The Club and battle The Golden Truth and The Shining Stars, who were also forced to team up in an Eight Man Tag Team Match.

*** RAW ***

- Stephanie McMahon and Mick Foley Promo: RAW kicks off with all three Team RAW teams on the RAW stage and Stephanie and Foley in the ring. Stephanie praises Team RAW, says that they all will have the opportunity to prove how important they are to Team RAW at WWE Survivor Series on Sunday and announces that Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan will be here tonight. Stephanie runs down tonight's card and has faces teaming with heels in tag team matches, to prepare everyone for WWE Survivor Series and learn to get on the same page with their partner for Team RAW's sake.

- Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns vs. Sheamus and Cesaro: The match closes out with Reigns hitting the Superman Punch on Sheamus, but Cesaro stops Reigns' pin attempt. Reigns hits a Superman Punch on Cesaro, sets up for the spear, but Owens tags himself in. Reigns and Owens argue with each other and Sheamus charges in with a Brogue Kick on Owens. Reigns spears Sheamus, drags a lifeless Owens across the ring and drapes him over Sheamus for the pinfall.
Winners: Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Chris Jericho tells Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman that they need to work together tonight. Jericho gives Rollins a scarf for a present. Rollins says he's not a scarf guy and walks away. Strowman demands Rollins' scarf, rips it and throws it at Jericho. Strowman says he doesn't like scarfs and he doesn't like Jericho.

- Bo Dallas vs Sami Zayn: The match closes out with Zayn escaping a Dallas headlock and nails a huge clothesline. Zayn hits the exploder suplex on Dallas, sending him into the corner. Zayn charges at Dallas, nails the Helluva Kick and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Sami Zayn, by pinfall.

- Backstage, WWE Cruiserweight Champion Brian Kendrick says he's the standard bearer in the Cruiserweight Division and there's no way in hell that Kalisto will beat him at WWE Survivor Series. Sin Cara gets in Kendrick's face and everyone in the locker room separates them.

- "Six Man Tag Team Match": The New Day vs. Seth Rollins, Chris Jericho and Braun Strowman: The match closes out with Woods getting a near fall floating DDT. Big E clotheslines Strowman outside and Kofi goes for the suicide dive. Strowman catches Kofi, slams him on the floor and then drops a charging Big E. Rollins goes for the Pedigree on Woods, but Jericho tags himself in. Jericho goes for the Walls of Jericho on Woods, but Strowman tags himself in. Strowman hits a running power slam on Woods and scores the pinfall. After the match, Rollins attacks Jericho and drops him with the Pedigree.
Winners: Seth Rollins, Chris Jericho and Braun Strowman, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Paul Heyman applauds Stephanie McMahon and Mick Foley for tonight's show. Heyman says Brock Lesnar is representing RAW so Stephanie should be happy because rumor is Team Smackdown Live is looking good. Stephanie tells Foley to make sure Lesnar and Goldberg don't fight until WWE Survivor Series.

- Backstage, Charlotte accuses Sasha Banks of being immature and being jealous of Charlotte. Sasha mentions that maybe after WWE Survivor Series they should have another rematch.

- Brian Kendrick vs. Sin Cara: The match closes out with Sin Cara landing a top rope splash on Kendrick for a near fall. Sin Cara hits a tilt a whirl back breaker, a sit down power bomb and a springboard elbow on Kendrick. Sin Cara sits Kendrick on the top rope and climbs up with Kendrick. Kendrick grabs Sin Cara by the mask, turns it sideways and blinds Sin Cara. Kendrick traps the blinded Sin Cara in the Captain's Hook submission and makes Sin Cara tap out.
Winner: Brian Kendrick, by submission.

- Backstage, The Club tell Enzo and Big Cass to drop the lame comedy act. Enzo and Big Cass say that they haven't forgotten what The Club said about stabbing Team RAW in the back and definitely don't trust The Club.

- Backstage, Mick Foley is going over directions to WWE Security for the Brock Lesnar and Goldberg segment.

- Brock Lesnar And Goldberg Face To Face: WWE Security is present inside the ring and have lined up in a wall formation. Brock Lesnar and Goldberg arrive and stand on each side of the wall of security. Paul Heyman tries to talk, but Goldberg tells Heyman to shut up because this is about Goldberg and Lesnar. Heyman says security is here to protect Goldberg and then Heyman lists all of Lesnar's accomplishments. Goldberg tells Heyman to shut up again and reminds Lesnar that he's never beaten Goldberg and Goldberg knows that it burns Lesnar's ass when he thinks about it. Heyman cries disrespect, but Goldberg tells Heyman that if he ever talks about Goldberg's family again like he did last time, than he'll rip Heyman's head off and feed it to Lesnar.
Heyman reminds Goldberg that Lesnar is real, just like the beating Goldberg will receive. Heyman offers to find Goldberg a different opponent and offers to buy Goldberg's son a WWE Network gift card so he can watch Lesnar kick ass. Heyman says Goldberg will be beaten, victimized and conquered by Lesnar and then Lesnar shoves two security guards down. Heyman says Goldberg will be beaten so bad that Goldberg's son will call Lesnar daddy. Goldberg snaps and starts swinging on all the security guards as Lesnar and Heyman leave the ring. Goldberg wipes out all the guards and has one last stare down with Lesnar.

- Nia Jax and Alicia Fox vs. Sasha Banks and Charlotte: Bayley is on commentary for this match. The match closes out with Nia planting Charlotte with a clothesline, but misses the Samoan Drop on Sasha, who tosses Nia outside. Charlotte lands a boot on Nia, Sasha tags in and then Sasha and Charlotte argue. Sasha and Charlotte shove each other as Alicia lands a cross body block on them both. Sasha regains herself and forces Alicia to tap out to the Banks Statement as Charlotte lands another kick on Nia. After the match, Bayley tries to keep Team RAW on the same page. 
Winners: Sasha Banks and Charlotte, by submission.

- Backstage, Mick Foley tells Team RAW that he's proud of them, thanks them and reminds them to stick around for the RAW and Smackdown Live face to face later. 

- "Eight Man Tag Team Match": Enzo, Big Cass, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson vs. Goldust, R-Truth, Primo and Epico: The match closes out with The Golden Truth and The Shining Stars arguing with each other. The Club hit the Magic Killer on Primo and hype up Enzo and Big Cass to go for the Rocket Launcher and score the pinfall. Before they can perform the move, The Club laugh at them and then Gallows scores the pinfall on Primo.
Winners: Enzo, Big Cass and The Club, by pinfall. 

- RAW and Smackdown Live Face To Face: Stephanie McMahon, Mick Foley, Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan all meet in the ring. Shane and Bryan hype Smackdown's 900th episode, and an Undertaker and Edge appearance. Stephanie says they're here to talk about WWE Survivor Series, not the B Show. Shane and Stephanie trade insults with each other about running their shows and Mick and Bryan trade insults about Shane and Foley both being stuntmen in their matches. Stephanie finally calls out Team RAW and Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman arrive and surround Shane and Bryan. Shane and Bryan laugh and ask if everyone really thinks that they came to RAW alone. AJ Styles, Dean Ambrose, James Ellsworth, Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton arrive and we get a Team RAW, Team Smackdown Live stare down. Owens welcomes everyone to the Kevin Owens Show and says AJ's WWE World Title means nothing here. AJ says Owens is still stuck on Jericho's tit, which makes Jericho mad, forcing him to put AJ and his soccer mom haircut on The List. Jericho then calls Ellsworth a weird looking guy and puts him on The List. Bray tells Strowman that he created him and will damn sure destroy him on Sunday. Orton goes nose to nose with Strowman. Rollins reminds everyone about the destruction that he and Reigns have caused in the past. Ambrose finally steps up and punches Jericho in the face, starting a huge brawl. Strowman beats down Shane, beats down AJ, slams Ambrose and corner splashes Shane. Ambrose and AJ double team Strowman until Shane flies in and clotheslines Strowman and himself over the ropes. Ambrose tosses Rollins outside and hits a suicide dive on him. Jericho dropkicks AJ, but eats a Orton RKO. Reigns hits a Superman Punch on Orton. Bray goes for Sister Abigail on Reigns, but Reigns counters and hits a Superman Punch.
AJ attacks Reigns, Rollins stops a Styles Clash attempt and hits the Pedigree on AJ. Rollins and Reigns lift AJ up in The Shield power bomb and launch AJ out of the ring and onto the rest of Team Smackdown Live. Owens tosses out the WWE World Title and lifts his WWE Universal Title in the air as Team RAW celebrates to end the show.

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