Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon 12.13.16: RAW Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We are just 6 days away from this Sunday's WWE Roadblock: End of the Line pay per view, as RAW served the go home show. The New Day defended the WWE  RAW World Tag Team Championship in a Triple Threat Match against The Club and Sheamus and Cesaro to kick off RAW. Braun Strowman battled Curtis Axel in a one on one match. Ariya Daivari battled Lince Dorado in Cruiserweight Division action. Seth Rollins returned with The Rollins Report with Kevin Owens as his guest. TJ Perkins battled Brian Kendrick in Cruiserweight Division action. Alicia Fox battled Bayley one on one in Women's Division action. Big Cass looks for revenge for Enzo after his beat down from Rusev last week. The main event saw The New Day again defending their WWE RAW World Tag Team Championship in a Triple Threat Match against WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho and WWE United States Champion Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins.

** RAW **

- "WWE RAW World Tag Team Championship, Triple Threat Match": The New Day (c) vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson vs. Sheamus and Cesaro: If New Day wins they will break Demolition's record of longest reigning champions tomorrow. The match closes out with Cesaro spinning Kofi in the Cesaro Swing and then locking in the Sharpshooter submission. Sheamus chases away Woods who tries to distract Cesaro. Big E breaks it up, but gets a hurracanrana from Cesaro. Sheamus and Cesaro hit a Hart Attack Brogue Kick on Big E. Kofi hits Trouble in Paradise on Sheamus. Cesaro is held back by Big E as Kofi scores the pinfall on Sheamus.
Winners: The New Day, by pinfall, to retain the WWE RAW World Tag Team Championship.

- Backstage, The New Day celebrate with Mick Foley and Stephanie McMahon what was just their possible record breaking title win for tomorrow. Stephanie gives a toast but accident gets sprayed by Woods with champagne.

- Backstage, Kevin Owens tells Stephanie McMahon that The New Day don't deserve to be champs after what happened and he has an idea on what to do. Stephanie agrees to listen after she gets cleaned up.

- Braun Strowman vs. Curtis Axel: The match closes out with Strowman quickly squashing Axel with a wheelbarrow flap jack for the pinfall. After the match, Strowman is asked about Sami Zayn. Strowman says Zayn is an annoyance that Mick Foley is protecting.
Winner: Braun Strowman, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Sami Zayn demands a match against Braun Strowman from Mick Foley. Foley says no because Strowman could end Zayn's career. Zayn says that maybe he shouldn't be on RAW anymore than. Foley says he'll call Daniel Bryan and work out a trade to Smackdown Live for Zayn, since he feels that way.

- Ariya Daivari vs. Lince Dorado: The match closes out with Jack Gallagher arriving and making it clear he's here to interfere. Daivari attacks Gallagher, but Gallagher comes back with a head butt and a drop kick, forcing Daivari to retreat.
Winner: No Contest

- The Rollins Report with Seth Rollins: Rollins says he wants Triple H and if he has to go through Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho to do it, so be it. Kevin Owens arrives and stays on the ramp. Owens announces he'll be in Jericho's corner, Jericho will be in his corner at WWE Roadblock and Owens and Jericho are getting a tag team title shot against The New Day tonight. Chris Jericho interrupts next and asks Kevin Owens if he's crazy because he didn't agree to any of what he just stated. Rollins says Owens is trying to manipulate Jericho. Jericho tells Rollins to shut up, because he's a stupid idiot and instead of "The List" Jericho will put Rollins on the Disabled List. Owens and Jericho attack Rollins, but Roman Reigns hits the ring and makes the save. 

- TJ Perkins vs. Brian Kendrick: The match closes out with Perkins hitting a springboard drop kick off the top rope on Kendrick for a near fall. Kendrick lands a suplex, but Perkins returns and applies the knee bar submission, but Kendrick reaches the ropes. Perkins misses a shoulder blocks, gets taken out with Sliced Bread and Kendrick scores the pinfall.
Winner: Brian Kendrick, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Mick Foley adds Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins to the tag team title match later.

- Alicia Fox vs. Bayley: The match closes out with Bayley nailing an elbow on Alicia, but Alicia fires back with a near fall axe kick. Alicia hits a suplex and a northern lights suplex for another near fall on Bayley. Alicia hits a forearm, but misses the second attempt, gets laid out with Bayley To Belly and Bayley scores the pinfall.
Winner: Bayley, by pinfall.

- Rusev and Lana Promo: Rusev says he's destroyed every American Hero since arriving in the WWE, but last week he destroyed American garbage when he beat down Enzo in Rusev and Lana's hotel room. Rusev and Lana show highlights of Enzo's beat down and laugh. Big Cass suddenly interrupts and dares Rusev to try that to him. Cass hits the ring and trades punches with Rusev until Rusev retreats. 

- Backstage, Kevin Owens tries to pep talk Chris Jericho.

- "WWE RAW World Tag Team Championship, Triple Threat Match": The New Day (c) vs. Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho vs. Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins: The match closes out with Owens and Jericho hitting a double team Pop Up Code Breaker on Woods for a near fall, as Rollins shoves Owens into Jericho to break up the pin. Jericho gets mad because he thinks Owens purposely stopped the pinfall and gets in Owens' face. Rollins hits a running knee on Owens, sending him outside. Rollins hits the Pedigree on Jericho for a near fall as Big E breaks up the pinfall, by pulling Rollins outside.
Woods covers Jericho and steals the pinfall. The New Day will officially break Demolition's longest championship reign record. After the match, Owens tries to explain to Jericho that what happened was an accident. Jericho walks out as Reigns spears Owens. Reigns holds up his WWE United States Championship and Owens' WWE Universal Championship to end the show.
Winners: The New Day, by pinfall, to retain the WWE RAW World Tag Team Championship.

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