Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon 11.8.16: RAW Scotland 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.

RAW was across the pond this week, live in Glasgow, Scotland. Stephanie McMahon announced more superstars for the three RAW teams going into WWE Survivor Series in a few short weeks. WWE Cruiserweight Champion Brian Kendrick and the debuting Noam Dar teamed up to battle Sin Cara and Rich Swann. WWE RAW World Tag Team Champions The New Day battled Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson. The Golden Truth battled The Shining Stars. WWE RAW Women's Champion Charlotte, Dana Brooke and Nia Jax battled Bayley, Sasha Banks and Alicia Fox in a Six Woman Tag Team Match. Rusev battled Sami Zayn, with the winner receiving Dolph Ziggler's WWE Intercontinental Championship Open Challenge Match at WWE Survivor Series. In the main event, all five men from Team RAW battled it out in a Fatal Five Way Match. 

*** RAW ***

- Stephanie McMahon Announces The Fifth And Final Superstar For Team RAW: Stephanie McMahon kicked off RAW with WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho, Braun Strowman and WWE United States Champion Roman Reigns by her side, representing four of the five Team RAW Superstars going into WWE Survivor Series. Stephanie announces Seth Rollins as the fifth man and Rollins heads to the ring. Jericho and Owens immediately throw a fit and demand Stephanie to remove Rollins from their team because they refuse to team with Rollins. Stephanie makes it clear that it isn't happening and Rollins is an important piece to Team RAW whether they like it or not. Owens and Jericho admit that they've made some mistakes and are man enough to say sorry. Reigns and Rollins jump Owens and Jericho and brawl with them. Strowman lays out Rollins and Jericho, as Reigns and Owens brawl outside. Strowman and Reigns stare each other down as Stephanie returns and announces that all five men on Team RAW will meet in the main event tonight in a Fatal Five Way Match.

- Brian Kendrick and Noam Dar vs. Sin Cara and Rich Swann: Noam Dar gets a huge ovation from his hometown Scotland crowd for his debut. The match closes out with Swann and Kendrick brawling with each other. Swann hits a Rolling Thunder Bomb on Kendrick for a near fall, as Dar breaks it. Sin Cara tosses Dar outside and lands a senton onto Dar. Swann catches Kendrick off guard and scores a roll up pinfall. After the match, Kendrick calls Dar a loser, says Dar has no talent, has no heart and fails when it means the most just like TJ Perkins. Kendrick lands a couple cheap shots on Dar, but Dar fights back and chases Kendrick from the ring.
Winners: Sin Cara and Rich Swann, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Stephanie McMahon turns down Shane McMahon's invite to Smackdown Live and instead invites him to next week's RAW. Stephanie chats with Sami Zayn next and says she finds his presence and enthusiasm annoying. Mick Foley feels Zayn deserves a shot at Dolph Ziggler and the WWE Intercontinental Championship, Stephanie however, feels Rusev deserves it. Stephanie announces Zayn vs. Rusev for tonight with the winner getting Dolph Ziggler at WWE Survivor Series.

- The New Day Rally Team RAW: Sheamus, Cesaro, Goldust, R-Truth, The Club, Enzo and Big Cass are all in the ring arguing with each other. Goldust tries to keep peace, but Sheamus tells him to shut up. Sheamus says he refuses to go down on this sinking ship and is dropping out of Team RAW. The New Day arrive, all dressed like Mel Gibson in Braveheart. The New Day make a Braveheart type of a rally speech and get everyone on the same page and in the match except for The Club, who refuse to compete with The New Day as the team captains. Gallows and Anderson finally agree to be in the match, but guarantee that they'll stab everyone in the back in the match. The New Day announce that they were granted a match against The Club tonight and that match is now.

- The New Day vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson: The match closes out with Kofi tagging in, unloading on Anderson, hitting a Boom Drop, but misses Trouble In Paradise. Gallows comes in and tosses Kofi outside. Big E comes in, grabs Anderson and sets him up for Midnight Hour. Gallows hits a boot on Big E and Anderson plants Kofi with a spinebuster. The Club hit the Magic Killer on Big E and score the pinfall.
Winners: The Club, by pinfall.

- Backstage, R-Truth tells Goldust he traded their spot on Team RAW to The Shining Stars for a Puerto Rican timeshare. Goldust can't believe what Truth just did and says he's going to fix this and get their spot back.

- Backstage, Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho confront Braun Strowman. Jericho says he has a bone to pick with Strowman, but Owens tries to not make Strowman mad. Jericho demands to know if Strowman is going to be on the same page with Team RAW. Strowman says he's on Team Braun and walks out.

- "Winners Get A Spot On Team RAW": The Golden Truth vs. The Shining Stars: The match closes out with Goldust hot tagging and unloading on Primo. Goldust hits a bulldog on Primo, but gets distracted by Epico, who's waving a timeshare pamphlet. Goldust punches Epico and Truth follows with a clothesline on Epico. Primo rolls up Goldust, uses the ropes for leverage and steals the pinfall.
Winners: The Shining Stars, by pinfall, winning Golden Truth's spot on Team RAW.

- All Five Women For Team RAW Are Announced: Michael Cole introduces three of the five women on Team RAW, Charlotte, Nia Jax and Bayley. Alicia Fox is announced as the fourth lady. Bayley talks about Survivor Series while the fans sing "Hey Bayley, Won't You Be My Girl". Charlotte tries to cut her promo, but gets cut off repeatedly by the singing fans. Charlotte finally announces Dana Brooke as the fifth member of Team RAW. Michael Cole interrupts and says Dana is not the fifth member, the real fifth member of Team RAW is Sasha Banks. Sasha comes out and gets made fun of by Charlotte, because Charlotte thought Sasha would use her Hell In A Cell injuries as a reason not to compete. Sasha says it'll take more than two tables to keep Sasha down. Charlotte says she's already proven that she's the best, but there is one person that refuses to call Sasha "The Boss" and that's Nia Jax. Sasha and Nia go face to face and we have a Six Woman Tag Team Match up next.

- "Six Woman Tag Team Match": Charlotte, Nia Jax and Dana Brooke vs. Bayley, Sasha Banks and Alicia Fox: The match closes out with Bayley tagging in, unloading and hits a corkscrew elbow on Charlotte for a near fall. Dana tosses Bayley into the corner and Alicia tosses Dana outside. Nia unloads on Alicia, but Sasha charges and hits double knees on Nia. Charlotte comes in and accidentally nails Nia, before tossing Sasha outside. Bayley catches Charlotte and hits Bayley To Belly to score the pinfall.
Winners: Bayley, Sasha Banks and Alicia Fox, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Seth Rollins says he was promised future opportunities for joining Team RAW. Braun Strowman interrupts, says he's never liked Rollins and Rollins won't have a future for opportunities because Strowman is snapping Rollins like a twig tonight.  

- "Winner Faces Dolph Ziggler For The WWE Intercontinental Championship At WWE Survivor Series": Rusev vs. Sami Zayn: The match closes out with Zayn tossing Rusev outside and hitting a suicide dive, taking out Rusev. Zayn gets a near fall cross body block on Rusev. Rusev hits a thrust kick on Zayn and gets a near fall. Rusev misses a corner splash, but counters Zayn and the Helluva Kick with another near fall thrust kick. Rusev climbs to the top rope, but Zayn charges in and nails the Helluva Kick, knocking Rusev off the ropes. Zayn covers Rusev and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Sami Zayn, by pinfall, to earn a WWE Intercontinental Championship Match against Dolph Ziggler at WWE Survivor Series.

- "Fatal Five Way Match": Kevin Owens vs. Chris Jericho vs. Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman vs. Seth Rollins: The match closes out with Owens and Jericho sending Reigns into the steel steps and then Owens follows with a cannonball on Reigns into the barricade. Rollins blocks a cannonball and power bombs Jericho on top of Strowman and through a table. Rollins hits a super kick on Owens for a near fall. Rollins misses the frog splash and Owens misses the pop up power bomb.
Rollins hits the Pedigree on Owens, but Jericho stops the pinfall by pulling the referee outside. Rollins hits a suicide dive on Jericho. Rollins misses the springboard knee and gets trapped in the Walls of Jericho submission. Rollins counters out and plants a kick on Jericho. Rollins plants Jericho with the Pedigree. Owens drops Rollins, but Owens then gets blasted with a Superman Punch by Reigns. Owens falls on top of Jericho and scores the surprise pinfall.
Winner: Kevin Owens, by pinfall.

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