Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Wrestling Lockup With Brandon: RAW Ontario California Recap

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

It's the beginning of the week and time to kick things off in wrestling with Monday Night RAW, live from Ontario, California. RAW is going live after the fall out from this past Sunday's WWE No Mercy pay per view. Brock Lesnar, The Miz, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Alexa Bliss all retained their titles as Enzo Amore claimed his first WWE title with a WWE Cruiserweight Championship win. RAW moves ahead to WWE TLC in four weeks.

** Monday Night RAW Card **

- Jason Jordan and Matt Hardy battled Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas.
- Elias Samson battled Apollo Crews.
- Braun Strowman battled Curt Hawkins.
- WWE RAW World Tag Team Champion Dean Ambrose battled Braun Strowman.
- WWE RAW World Tag Team Champion Seth Rollins battled Sheamus.
- WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz battled Roman Reigns in a non title match.
- Finn Balor battled Goldust.
- Bayley and Sasha Banks battled Emma and Nia Jax.

- WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore holds a Certified G Championship Celebration.

- The Miz hosts another edition of Miz TV with Roman Reigns as his special guest.

** RAW **

- Miz TV with The Miz and The Miztourage: Miz immediately introduces his guest Roman Reigns. Miz runs down the year Reigns has had so far. Reigns gives props and respect to John Cena. Reigns says his victory over Cena was the biggest of his career so he's not sure why he's talking to an idiot like Miz. Reigns tells Miz he can't beat Jason Jordan one on one and then tells Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas to go fetch him a beer. Miz accuses Reigns of riding The Shield coattails 5 years ago when they first arrived and wonders who would win against The Miztourage. Reigns says we'll never know because Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins are doing their own thing right now, as is he. Miz cries about disrespect and says Reigns doesn't deserve a WWE Universal Championship Match. Reigns calls out a referee and wants to fight Miz right now. Miz says no and tries to end the segment. RAW GM Kurt Angle interrupts and says he has two huge matches for tonight. Reigns vs. The Miz and Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas vs. Jason Jordan and Matt Hardy. The Miztourage are all angry to end the segment.

- Matt Hardy and Jason Jordan vs. Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas: The match closes out with Matt dropping Dallas with a neck breaker for a near fall. Matt then hits the Side Effect on Dallas for another near fall. Jordan is in and spears both Axel and Dallas into the corner. Matt hits the Twist of Fate on Dallas and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Matt Hardy and Jason Jordan, by pinfall.

- Elias Samson vs. Apollo Crews: The match closes out with Crews sending Elias outside and then suicide dives onto Elias. Titus O'Neil cheers on Crews, but gets kicked by Elias. Elias takes advantage of a distracted Crews and ends up hitting Drift Away to score the pinfall.
Winner: Elias Samson, by pinfall.

- After the match, Elias and Titus almost go at it, but Elias retreats.

- Backstage, Finn Balor is interviewed. Balor thanks Bray Wyatt for challenging him and says that his win was for Goldust and all the others Bray victimized. Balor is setting his sights on the WWE Universal Championship now.

- Braun Strowman vs. Curt Hawkins: Hawkins refuses to fight and runs into the crowd. Strowman chases Hawkins into the production area and choke slams Hawkins through a table. Strowman tosses Hawkins onto the RAW stage and then hits the running power slam, putting Hawkins right through the LED board. Strowman goes back to the ring and demands a more worthy challenger. Dean Ambrose interrupts and accepts the challenge.
Winner: No Contest.

- Braun Strowman vs. Dean Ambrose: The match closes out with Ambrose leaping at Braun but gets caught. Ambrose counters the catch and is able to get Braun down. Ambrose gets a near fall on Braun and keeps control. Ambrose counters the choke slam and sends Braun into the turnbuckle. Ambrose climbs the ropes and goes for the elbow drop. Braun catches Ambrose in mid air and hits the running power slam to score the pinfall.
Winner: Braun Strowman, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Enzo interrupts Kurt Angle and asks for a Certified G Championship Celebration. Angle asks if it's worth a celebration considering Enzo cheated to win. Enzo calls Angle an Olympic gold hater and refuses advice from him.

- Backstage, Seth Rollins reminds Dean Ambrose that they're partners and he would've had his back against Braun Strowman. Rollins says he's going to challenge Braun to a match next week and Ambrose admits he made a mistake challenging Braun.

- Alexa Bliss Promo: Alexa brags about beating four of the best at WWE No Mercy and says she's disappointed in the fans. The fans didn't congratulate her, instead they made notes and memes about Asuka coming at WWE TLC. Alexa says the fans don't appreciate her and she doesn't have to prove anything to them. Mickie James interrupts and heads to the ring. Mickie says Alexa took verbal shots at her last week and dares her to do it to her face now. Alexa says she respects Mickie, thinks Mickie has a lot to offer and knows she still has a few fans that believe in Mickie. Mickie reminds Alexa of who she is and what she's done in the WWE. Mickie wants Alexa to repeat the insult Alexa said last week to her face right now. Alexa hesitates and then finally calls Mickie an old lady. Mickie slaps Alexa twice then lays her out with a Mick Kick to end the segment. 

- Sheamus vs. Seth Rollins: The match closes out with Sheamus trapping Rollins in the Cloverleaf submission. Rollins escapes, but Sheamus remains in control. Rollins dodges the Brogue Kick, counters an aerial offensive move from Sheamus and then hits the running knee to score the pinfall.
Winner: Seth Rollins, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Goldust confronts Finn Balor and says he doesn't need his sympathy and is upset that Balor considers Goldust a victim of Bray Wyatt. Balor apologizes to Goldust, but Goldust attacks Balor and leaves Balor laid out.

- Roman Reigns vs. The Miz: The match closes out with Miz unloading Yes Kicks, but Reigns catches the last kick and hits the Superman Punch on Miz. Curtis Axel jumps on the apron and also eats a Superman Punch. Reigns sends Bo Dallas flying off the apron, allowing Miz to hit a DDT on Reigns for a near fall. Reigns counters the Skull Crushing Finale and hits a spear on Miz to score the pinfall.
Winner: Roman Reigns, by pinfall.

- After the match, The Miztourage beat down Reigns, but Reigns fights back and attacks all three men. Axel and Dallas grab steel chairs and beat down Reigns with them. Miz hits the Skull Crushing Finale on Reigns and leaves Reigns laying. The Miztourage continue the attack on Reigns with the steel chairs. The Miz hits another Skull Crushing Finale on Reigns face first on a steel chair. The Miztourage then mock The Shield with the triple fist bump pose over Reigns' body.

- Goldust vs. Finn Balor: The match closes out with Goldust hitting a spinebuster for a near fall. Goldust unloads on Balor while he's down. Balor is back up and hits the Slingblade and then corner drop kicks Goldust. Balor hits the Coup de Grace on Goldust and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Finn Balor, by pinfall.

- After the match, Bray's graphic flashes and kids singing "Whole World In His Hands" play as Balor looks around confused.

- Backstage, Sasha Banks tells Bayley about how upset she's been that she didn't win back her title. Sasha says they need to focus tonight and reminds Bayley how Nia Jax injured Bayley's shoulder last month. 

- Backstage, Enzo Amore interrupts Kurt Angle and demands a no contact clause be put on everyone on 205 Live because Enzo senses jealousy and thinks they'll attack him during his celebration. Angle allows just so Enzo will leave him alone.

- Emma and Nia Jax vs. Sasha Banks and Bayley: The match closes out with Bayley sending Nia outside. Bayley suicide dives, but gets caught by Nia. Bayley escapes and sends Nia into the ringpost. Emma gets a near fall on Sasha with a rollup. Sasha hits knees on Emma as Bayley tags in. Bayley hits the Bayley To Belly on Emma to score the pinfall.
Winners: Bayley and Sasha Banks, by pinfall.  

- Enzo Amore's Certified G Championship Celebration: Enzo says people are jealous of him, just like his former partner Big Cass. Enzo reveals under a cloth a Certified G jersey, which he's retiring now. Enzo gets interrupted by the whole 205 Live roster. Enzo mocks the cruiserweights until Neville arrives. Enzo mocks Neville about how he looks and for losing the title. Neville says Enzo was dumped on the 205 Live roster because no one else wanted him. Neville says Enzo is nothing but a joke and he's made a joke out of the division and the title. Neville says that on behalf of the entire cruiserweight division, he is here to end Enzo. Enzo reminds Neville that he has a no contact clause and Neville will forfeit his title shot if he touches Enzo.
Enzo says they are in the main event of RAW because Enzo is a star, he's money and he will see them all tomorrow night on The Zo Show. Neville finally snaps and attacks Enzo. Neville sends Enzo into the retired jersey and then out to the floor. Neville tosses Enzo into the barricade and Enzo retreats. The entire 205 Live roster block Enzo's escape and Neville unloads some more. Neville takes the no contact clause contract, balls it up and shoves it in Enzo's mouth. Neville lays out Enzo and hits the Red Arrow to end the show.

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