Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon 12.6.16: RAW Austin 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 Austin, Texas. Seth Rollins continued his crusade to win the WWE Universal Championship from Kevin Owens, sends a message to Triple H and battled Big Show one on one to kick off the show. Jack Gallagher battled Ariya Daivari in one on one Cruiserweight Division action. Enzo continues to try to steal Lana away from Rusev. WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens battled Sami Zayn in non title one on one action. WWE RAW Women's Champion Sasha Banks throws out a challenge to Charlotte for WWE Roadblock. WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rich Swann battled TJ Perkins in a non title one on one match. Bayley battled Alicia Fox one on one in Women's Division action. Titus O’Neil battled Mark Henry in a Tussle In Texas Match. Rusev challenged Big Cass to a one on one match. Sheamus and Cesaro battled Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson in a #1 Contenders Match. Charlotte speaks out after losing the WWE RAW Women's Championship to Sasha Banks to close out the show.

*** RAW ***

- Seth Rollins Promo: Last week, after hitting a Pedigree on Chris Jericho, Rollins decided one thing....he wants Triple H and that was a message to him. He knows Triple H won't show by just calling him out, so he's going to beat Kevin Owens and win the WWE Universal Championship. Kevin Owens interrupts and heads to the stage. Rollins asks Owens how Jericho and their friendship is doing. Owens says sometimes best friends fight, but since Rollins has none he wouldn't understand. Owens says Jericho hasn't answered his texts, but he knows its because he's busy getting physical therapy and has been buying his friend gifts all week. Rollins calls Owens a coward because all Jericho has ever done is gifted Owens the title. Rollins challenges Owens for the title, but Owens is already fighting Sami Zayn tonight. Owens says now is where his gifts to Jericho come in. Jericho will face Roman Reigns for the WWE United States Championship tonight and then Seth Rollins at WWE Roadblock. The last gift is for Rollins. Rollins faces Big Show right now.

- Seth Rollins vs. Big Show: Kevin Owens stays at ringside to cheer on Big Show. The match closes out with Rollins going for the Pedigree, but Owens distracts Rollins. Show attacks Rollins from behind and Owens yells at Show to finish Rollins. Show gets pissed at Owens for barking orders at him, so he choke slams Owens from the apron into the ring. Show tells Rollins that Owens is all his, leaves the ring and gets counted out. After the match, Rollins super kicks and then Pedigrees Owens. 
Winner: Seth Rollins, by count out.

- Jack Gallagher vs. Ariya Daivari: The match closes out with Gallagher countering a suplex from Daivari and hits two drop kicks. Daivari lands a punch and Gallagher returns with a head butt. Daivari goes to the corner where Gallagher drills Daivari with a corner drop kick for the pinfall. After the match, Gallagher tries to shake Daivari's hand, but Daivari attacks Gallagher and injures his knee.
Winner: Jack Gallagher, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Titus O’Neil is passing out flyers trying to promote his match against Mark Henry tonight.

- Backstage, Kevin Owens complains to Mick Foley that he has to fight Sami Zayn and this wouldn't happen if Stephanie McMahon was here. Foley says tough it's happening. Owens sees Jericho walk in and asks if he got his gifts and if he likes them. Jericho says no they're not good.

- Backstage, Enzo and Big Cass see Rusev and Lana arguing. Enzo wants to save Lana cause no man should talk to a lady like that. Cass tells Enzo to stay out of it, but Enzo tells Rusev to calm down anyway. Rusev yells at Enzo and Lana tells Rusev to stop. Rusev tells Lana that maybe she deserves a pathetic man like Enzo. Lana takes off her wedding ring and throws it down. Rusev storms off and Enzo tells Lana with a smile that he's a certified listener. Lana says that maybe if Rusev sees her with another man he'll appreciate her more. Lana tells Enzo to meet her at her hotel room later.

- Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn: The match closes out with Zayn getting a near fall with a Blue Thunder Bomb. Owens rolls outside and Zayn follows. Zayn hits an exploder suplex on Owens into the barricade and then tosses Owens back into the ring. Owens catches Zayn with a surprise pop up power bomb and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Kevin Owens, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Roman Reigns mocks Chris Jericho about getting Pedigreed on a car by Seth Rollins last week. Jericho says tonight will be his lucky night when he beats Reigns. Reigns informs Jericho that it sounds like Owens is just making Jericho do his dirty work again by getting him the match with Reigns.

- Backstage, Sasha Banks says Charlotte doesn't deserve to live as part of the Ric Flair Legacy. Sasha then challenges Charlotte to an Iron Woman Match at WWE Roadblock.

- Rich Swann vs. TJ Perkins: The match closes out with Perkins hitting a corner drop kick on Swann. Perkins goes for a rolling knee bar submission, but Swann counters into a near fall roll up. Perkins hits the wrecking ball dropkick and goes to the top rope. Perkins leaps off, but gets caught by Swann with a mid air spin kick for the pinfall.
Winner: Rich Swann, by pinfall.

- Bayley vs. Alicia Fox: The match closes out with Alicia hitting a tilt a whirl back breaker on Bayley, but Bayley counters and gets a near fall. Alicia plants a kick to the chest of Bayley and runs the ropes. Bayley catches Alicia and plants her with the Bayley To Belly for the pinfall.
Winner: Bayley, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Big Cass warns Enzo that Lana is trouble. Enzo gets a text from Lana and heads off to see her. Rusev arrives and asks Cass where his wife is. Cass says it's not his business. Rusev says he's getting Mick Foley to give Rusev a match against Cass so he can crush him.

- "The Tussle In Texas Match": Titus O’Neil vs. Mark Henry: Titus mocks the Texas fans then gets squashed by Henry with the Worlds Strongest Slam for the pinfall.
Winner: Mark Henry, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Enzo can't find his Uber driver. Ric Flair pulls up in his limo and gets out. Enzo tells Flair about his problem and he has a lady waiting for him. Flair tells Enzo to take his limo and go take care of business.

- Backstage, Kevin Owens tells Chris Jericho he has his back tonight. Jericho says he doesn't need his help he's beating Roman Reigns alone.

- "WWE United States Championship Match": Roman Reigns (c) vs. Chris Jericho: The match closes out with Jericho hitting an enziguri and then goes for the Walls of Jericho on Reigns. Reigns makes it to the ropes when Kevin Owens suddenly appears and super kicks Reigns. Jericho hits the Code Breaker on Reigns and gets a near fall. Jericho tells Owens to leave as Reigns goes for the spear. Jericho dodges it, but gets hit with a second spear attempt as Reigns bounced off the ropes. Reigns covers, scores the pinfall and retains the title.
Winner: Roman Reigns, by pinfall, to retain the WWE United States Championship.

- Rusev vs. Big Cass: The match never happens as it's all a setup to get Enzo alone at the hotel with Rusev and Lana.
Winner: No Contest 

- At the hotel, Enzo meets up with Lana in her room, but decides that he can't go through with sleeping with her cause she's married. Lana gets a drink, eats some strawberries and rips off Enzo's shirt, but Enzo still is trying to leave. Lana speaks Russian to Enzo and he asks what she said. Lana says she just called him a fool and yells for Rusev. Rusev attacks Enzo and beats him down. Rusev puts Enzo through a table, breaks a lamp over Enzo's back then busts a vase over Enzo's head. Rusev tosses Enzo's unconscious body out into the hallway of the hotel.

"#1 Contenders Match": Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson vs. Sheamus and Cesaro: The New Day is at ringside for this match. The match closes out with Sheamus landing a rolling senton on Anderson on top of Gallows. Cesaro tags in, hits a cross body and clotheslines Anderson to the floor. Both teams brawl on the floor and bump into The New Day, forcing New Day to attack both teams and getting the match thrown out. After the match, Kofi attempts a suicide dive, but gets caught by Cesaro and Sheamus and power bombed into Big E and Woods.
Winner: No Contest

- Charlotte Promo: Charlotte says the only thing harder than losing the WWE RAW Women's Championship is having to watch her father get in the ring, congratulate and hug Sasha Banks for winning the title. No one understands what it's like to be Ric Flair's daughter and all she's ever wanted to do was prove herself to him. Charlotte calls her dad out because she wants to give him an apology. Ric Flair arrives, Charlotte says she's sorry and then hugs her dad. Charlotte then slaps Flair, calls him a son of a bitch and says Sasha Banks has some nerve dedicating her title win to him. Sasha Banks hits the ring, but gets a knee in the gut by Charlotte. Charlotte chokes out Sasha then dumps her on the floor. Charlotte blames Flair for what she's about to do to Sasha. Charlotte grabs Sasha, tosses her into the barricade and then into the ring post. Charlotte dumps Sasha at Flair's feet and asks him what he thinks about his hero now. Charlotte walks out to end the show.

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