WWE RAW Results
September 4, 2017
Commentary: Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Booker T
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
The show kicks off with a long video highlighting the epic verbal confrontation between John Cena and Roman Reigns on last week’s RAW.
Footage is shown of John Cena debuting back in 2002 against Jason Jordan’s father, Kurt Angle.
The bell rings, and Jordan quickly takes him down for a two count. Jordan takes him down a second time for another two count. They lock up, and Jordan takes him down with a waistlock. Jordan keeps it applied, so Cena fights up and takes him down. Jordan quickly takes him back down with a waistlock. Cena takes some time before fighting up to his feet. Dueling “Cena” chants break out. Cena finally gets out with a hip toss. Jordan immediately takes him down with a fireman’s carry before going back to the waistlock. Cena fights up, elbows him in the face, and punches him down. Cena covers him for a two count. Cena applies a chin lock. Jordan fights up, but Cena punches him back down. Cena takes him down with a suplex before circling him. Cena punches him a few times before whipping him hard into the corner for a near fall.
We come back from the break to see Jordan punch at Cena and connect with a belly-to-belly suplex. Cena sidesteps a shoulder in the corner and hits a pair of shoulder tackles. Jordan flips through a back suplex powerbomb and dropkicks Cena down for a two count. Both men take a few moments to get to their feet. They trade punches while the crowd does the dueling “Cena” chants. Jordan goes for a takedown, but Cena rolls him up with a sunset flip for a two count. Cena then hits a back suplex powerbomb before hitting a 5 Knuckle Shuffle. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment, but Jordan counters into a roll-up for a two count. Cena immediately transitions into an STF in the center of the ring. Jordan looks like he’s going to tap out, but he instead slips out of the STF and applies the crossface. Cena powers out of it and lifts him up on his shoulders. Jordan gets out of the AA and hits a pair of northern lights suplexes for a near fall.
A “This is awesome” chant fires up. Jordan hits a wild shoulder thrust in the corner before going for a back suplex, but Cena counters into a cross-body for a near fall. Cena immediately lifts him up and connects with the AA for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: John Cena
Cena helps Jordan up and gives him a hug before celebrating on the turnbuckles. The celebration is soon interrupted by Roman Reigns’ music. Reigns comes out to loud boos while Cena smiles.
John Cena and Roman Reigns are standing in the ring across from one another when we return from the commercial. A “Cena” chant fires up, but most of the crowd is just booing. Reigns says he has one question for Cena: if he is who he says he is, why did it take a 16-time champ over twenty minutes to beat a rookie? If Cena is as good as he says he is, he would have beat him at the get-go. Instead, Cena strung it out and crushed them after making it look like Jordan had a chance. Either that or Cena lied last week and proved him right that he is just “a fake ass little bitch.” The crowd loudly boos him.
Cena calls Reigns, “Debbie Downer.” Cena would say he’s happy to see him, but he’s disgusted by his entire face. Cena tells Reigns to stay in his lane with using his brain because they all saw how that worked for him last week. Reigns is thinking about questions that he’ll get answers to soon. Cena says his zipper is open. Reigns says he busted it because he’s “The Big Dog.” Cena says he was looking for his balls, but he hasn’t got any. Cena says he’ll get the answers to these questions at No Mercy. At No Mercy, Reigns will get beat by a guy who’s either lost a step or has been stringing him along for years by letting him waltz out here and make mistake after mistake before chopping him down to size. The only question Reigns will have is “how in the hell did this happen?” Cena calls him a “conceited, know-it-all golden boy” that needs a lesson in respect. Jason Jordan and Chad Gable scratch and claw to get everything they have. A guy like The Miz, who he despises, works hard week after week to get what he wants, and he respects that. Cena doesn’t respect Reigns. Reigns waltzes down here and calls him a fake ass bitch, but the only one living a lie is Reigns. Reigns says this is his yard and he is the guy, but the crowd doesn’t agree. The crowd loudly applauds. Cena wonders if there is any room in that clouded, conceited brain to see what is actually going on here or does he have to beat some common sense into him?
Reigns dares him to do it now. A “YES” chant breaks out. Reigns asks the crowd if they want Cena to beat his ass, and they loudly cheer. Reigns says this is Cena’s moment to back up his big mouth. Reigns tells him to do it. Cena smirks and leans against the ropes. Reigns says Cena is all talk. That’s why he doesn’t respect Cena. Reigns’ music plays, and he walks off.
Tonight’s main event will see Braun Strowman take on Big Show in a Steel Cage Match. Last time they fought, the ring collapsed. We’ll also see Jeff Hardy take on The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship later tonight.
WWE RAW Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose will be on commentary for this next match.
Heath Slater and Rhyno vs. Sheamus and Cesaro
Cesaro will start against Heath Slater. Slater quickly rolls him up for a two count, but Cesaro quickly takes him down. Sheamus tags in, and they double-team Slater. Cesaro tags in, and they both kick Slater for a two count. Slater soon takes Cesaro down. Rhyno and Sheamus are soon tagged in. Rhyno takes him down before hitting a shoulder in the corner. Rhyno chops Cesaro down before hitting Sheamus with a fireman’s carry neckbreaker. Cesaro throws Slater out of the ring, and Rhyno dumps Cesaro out of the ring. Rhyno then turns into a Brogue Kick, and Sheamus picks up the victory.
The commentators talk about donating for the relief of the Hurricane Harvey victims.
Renee Youngs is backstage with The Hardy Boyz. Renee asks what Jeff’s approach is. Matt Hardy says it is a WONDERFUL evening for a new Intercontinental Champion. Jeff says this is about a rebirth. They’ve been innovators for 25 years because they wrestle each match like it’s their first and last match. Jeff says he’s excited his daughter could see him become the Intercontinental Champion tonight. It’s not about age or life beating you down. It’s not about age. It’s about the vitality that’s bright in his spirit. Tonight, he’ll either burn out in a blaze of glory or be the new Intercontinental Champion. Matt says if the dastardly Miztourage tries to warp his brother’s reality, they’ll go down in a beautiful twist of fate. This match is next.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Jeff Hardy w/ Matt Hardy vs. The Miz (c) w/ Maryse and The Miztourage
JoJo does the introductions in the ring. Jeff Hardy gets a huge face reaction. It’s been ten years since Jeff Hardy last won the Intercontinental Championship.
They circle the ring, and Hardy rolls Miz up for a two count. They lock up, and Hardy applies a side headlock. Miz whips him off, but Hardy shoulder blocks him down. Hardy blocks a hip toss and catches him with a backslide pin for a two count. Hardy rolls him up again for a two count. Miz then backs away from a right hand. Hardy approaches, so Miz throws him out of the ring. The Miztourage surrounds him, so he gets in the ring. Hardy ducks a hit and clotheslines Miz out of the ring. Hardy goes for a plancha, but puts on the brakes when Miz and The Miztourage moves.
We come back from the break to see Hardy fight up from a chin lock and hit a sit-out jawbreaker. Hardy punches him and comes off the ropes with a running forearm. Hardy follows up with a sit-out front suplex for a two count. Hardy then takes him down with Whisper in the Wind for a near fall. Hardy splashes him before going to the top rope. Bo Dallas gets on the apron to distract the referee while Curtis Axel crotches Hardy on the top rope. Matt Hardy attacks Axel and ducks an attack from Dallas. The referee ejects all three men from ringside.
Hardy rolls Miz up for a two count. Hardy ducks a right hand and comes back with a Russian leg sweep followed by a leg drop cradle for a near fall. The Miz manages to counter a double leg drop to the midsection before hitting a kneeling DDT for a near fall. Hardy gets out of a Skull Crushing Finale and rolls him up for a two count. Hardy avoids Miz’ patented corner clothesline. Miz avoids a slingshot dropkick and hits the Busaiku Knee Kick for a near fall. Miz starts connecting with the “IT” kicks. Hardy ducks the big kick and hits a mule kick followed by a slingshot dropkick in the corner for a near fall. Miz rolls out of the ring to recover. Hardy goes to dive off the apron, but Miz clips the ankle. Hardy crashes and burns on the floor. Miz rolls him into the ring and picks up a near fall. Miz then applies the Figure Four Leglock. Hardy eventually gets to the bottom rope after sitting in it for a few. Hardy hits a desperation Twist of Fate, but Miz grabs the bottom rope to break the pin. Miz gets out of the ring and eats a nasty baseball slide. Hardy then jumps off the steel steps to hit Poetry in Motion. Hardy throws him into the ring and goes for a Swanton Bomb. Maryse shakes Miz’ shoulder, and he moves just in time. Hardy clutches his back in pain. Miz pulls himself up and counters a Twist of Fate into a Skull Crushing Finale for the win!
Winner and still WWE Intercontinental Champion: The Miz
The Miz and Marsye celebrate by passionately kissing on the ramp.
Footage is shown from last week’s RAW Women’s Championship match. Alexa Bliss defeated Sasha Banks clean to regain the title. Banks has never won a title defense. Nia Jax then turned on Bliss much to the delight of the crowd.
At No Mercy, Alexa Bliss will defend her WWE RAW Women’s Championship against Sasha Banks.
RAW General Manager Kurt Angle is backstage on his phone when Nia Jax walks in. She wants to know how Sasha Banks got a match for the title over her and says some really, really awkward jargon. Jax felt the Women’s Division trembling when she held the title up. Emma walks in and says no one was talking about Jax last week. The internet was buzzing about her. She wants to start a new hashtag: give Emma a chance at the Women’s Title. Jax says if she doesn’t get out of her, it will be “#PutEmmaInTheHospital.” They will team up together tonight against Banks and Bliss. If they win, the match will be a Fatal 4-Way at No Mercy.
The Steel Cage is seen hanging over the ring. Footage is shown from April of this year when Strowman and Big Show collapsed the ring.
The commentators talk about the wars Big Show and Braun Strowman have had.
Video Package: Braun Strowman vs. The Big Show
Tony Nese, Noam Dar, and Drew Gulak vs. Enzo Amore, Gran Metalik, and Cedric Alexander
Before the match begins, Enzo goes through his usual shtick. Enzo says if you ain’t cheating, you ain’t trying. Enzo says he knows controversy follows him everywhere he goes like a shadow, but controversy creates cash. Enzo is a walking, talking check. Enzo says he’s a little smarter. 205 Live just became one of the realest hours of television. Enzo then does some introductions for his tag team partners. Enzo then runs down their opponents, culminating with him calling Drew Gulak, “Captain Underpants.” They’re going to chew them up like Omaha Steaks because there’s only one word to describe them: S-A-W-F-T!
We join the match in progress to see Alexander apply an arm bar to Nese. Nese reverses it, but Alexander flips through and takes him down. They hit the ropes and do a bunch of counters before Alexander finally takes him down. Enzo tags himself in, and Alexander is not happy. Enzo ducks a clothesline from Nese and takes him down before walking on him. Enzo avoids some punches from Nese before applying a side headlock. Nese backs him to the corner and gives a clean break. Nese hits a back suplex onto the turnbuckle. Gulak is tagged in, and he stomps him before applying a seated abdominal stretch. Enzo fights up, but Gulak takes him down before booting him. Dar tags in, and he uppercuts Enzo before taking him down. Dar then stretches him out before tagging Nese in. Nese applies a torture rack, but Enzo fights out. Nese quickly gets him to his corner and shoulders him. Gulak tags in, and Enzo dumps him out of the ring before sending Nese shoulder-first into the ring post. Enzo is pulled out of the ring, but he kicks Dar down.
Alexander is tagged in, and he hits a pair of clotheslines before elbowing Gulak in the face. Alexander follows up with a handspring kick for a near fall. Gran Metalik takes Nese out before throwing Dar out of the ring. Alexander and Metalik then hit stereo planchas. Enzo tags in, thumbs Gulak’s eyes, and hits Eat Defeat for the win.
Sasha Banks is preparing backstage when Alexa Bliss walks in. She says she doesn’t like the situation anymore than Banks does. She thinks Nia Jax and Emma are jealous they’ve never been champions. Banks says Bliss needs her tonight. Banks doesn’t want Emma or Jax in the match either because she wants to beat Bliss straight. Bliss tells her to get over it. Banks says they’ll be victorious tonight and at No Mercy, she’ll make her scream when she makes her tap out.
Finn Bálor will be out, next.
Finn Bálor addresses Bray Wyatt
Finn Bálor makes his entrance to a good reception from the Omaha crowd. Bálor says The Bálor Club is in Omaha, Nebraska. The NXT Championship used to look really good around his waist, as did the Universal Championship. The Intercontinental Championship would have looked good around his waist if it wasn’t for Bray Wyatt. When Wyatt appeared last week in the Battle Royal, he cost him an opportunity to challenge The Miz. While he was victorious at SummerSlam, you never truly beat someone like Wyatt. Wyatt appears when you least expect him. The next time Wyatt appears, Bálor will be ready. Bálor has chosen his fate and is not worried. Bálor doesn’t run from his demons because sometimes he becomes them. If Wyatt wants to continue to play games, then they should play.
Bray Wyatt’s video flashes on the screen, and he is shown from an unknown location. Wyatt talks about the first time he hunted, but he got bored because it was too easy. Wyatt put his weapon down and started using his hands instead. His bare hands judged them all, and they were always guilty. Wyatt showed no mercy. During those moments he had the chance to either end their pathetic existence or run along, he made a choice. That choice defined him. Wyatt knew what his purpose was. Bálor wasn’t victorious over him at SummerSlam: The Demon was. The Demon was his weapon, so Wyatt challenges him to put down his weapon and come at him. Wyatt dares him to make a choice.
Bálor says he already made his choice and knows exactly what he is: he is Finn Bálor. Wyatt says the question remains: at No Mercy, will he run like a scared little rabbit? Wyatt tells him to run.
If Nia Jax and Emma win, they’ll be added to the RAW Women’s Championship match at No Mercy. If Alexa Bliss and Sasha Banks win, the match will remain a singles match.
We join the match in progress to see Jax slam Banks off her back. Banks comes back with some chops before trying for an arm drag, but Jax doesn’t go down. Jax then body slams her. Emma tags herself in and picks up a one count. Emma puts Banks in the corner and punches her down. Emma then stomps away at her for a two count. Emma hits a low dropkick for a two count. Banks elbows her back, but Emma kicks her and whips her to the corner. Banks rolls her up for a one count. Emma takes her down and gets a jackknife pin for a two count. They continue to trade pins before Emma clotheslines her down for a two count. Emma applies a full nelson, but Banks fights up. Emma clubs her down before trying for a suplex, but Banks blocks it. Banks then executes a suplex. Alexa Bliss tags in, and she clubs Emma before stomping away at her in the corner. Bliss forearms her before eating a boot. Bliss pulls Emma down by the hair before punching away at her. Banks tags in, and she stomps Emma down in the corner. Banks hits a snapmare before catching her with a running double knee for a two count. Banks applies a surfboard stretch and keeps Emma away from Jax. Bliss tags in, and they hit Emma with a double-team suplex for a two count. Bliss stands on the hair and pulls up on her. Bliss chokes her on the middle rope before taunting Jax. Bliss stomps her in the corner before applying a chin lock. Emma fights up, but Bliss slams her down. Bliss stands on the top rope, but Emma moves. Bliss gets down and grabs her, but Emma hits a jawbreaker.
Jax tags in the match, so Bliss slaps her. Jax wipes her out with a short-arm clothesline before avalanching her in the corner. Jax throws her across the ring before dropping a pair of elbows. Bliss forearms her back before trying for a DDT, but Jax squashes her with a Samoan Drop. Banks breaks up the pin. Bliss kicks Jax back and sidesteps an avalanche. Banks tags in and snaps Jax off the top rope. Banks comes off the top rope with a cross-body block, but Jax catches her. Banks goes for a sunset flip and moves when Jax tries to counter with a cannonball. Banks tries for a Bank Statement, but Jax avalanches her. Emma blind tags in while Jax drops a leg on Banks. Emma covers Banks for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Nia Jax and Emma
At No Mercy, the RAW Women’s Championship will now be a Fatal 4-Way. Alexa Bliss will defend against Sasha Banks, Nia Jax, and Emma. Jax grabs Emma and gives her a Samoan Drop after the match.
Renee Young is backstage with Braun Strowman, who gets a big reaction. She asks what he’s thinking about his first Steel Cage Match. Strowman wonders what Kurt Angle is thinking. He’s supposed to be facing Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship in a few weeks, but tonight he’s in a Steel Cage Match with Big Show. Strowman will destroy him and slam him for the win. This might affect his title opportunity at No Mercy, but he’s not complaining. Strowman doesn’t see Angle putting Brock Lesnar in a Steel Cage before No Mercy. Tonight, he’s sending a message to Kurt Angle, Big Show, and Brock Lesnar. No matter where the monster among men goes, destruction follows.
Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins will be in action against Gallows and Anderson, next. They walk past Elias backstage.
Anderson and Gallows are in the ring when we come back from the break arguing with Sheamus and Cesaro. They will stay at ringside for this match.
Anderson and Gallows vs. Rollins and Ambrose
Seth Rollins will start against Karl Anderson. They circle the ring and lock up. Anderson puts him in the corner and pretends to give a clean break. Rollins ducks a cheap shot and stomps away at him in the corner. Anderson kicks and punches him back before applying a side headlock. Anderson shoulder blocks him after being whipped off, but Rollins soon takes him down. Dean Ambrose tags in, and they double-team Anderson before Ambrose chops away at him in the corner. Anderson reverses a whip to the opposite corner, but Ambrose boots him back and hits a second rope diving back elbow for a two count. Rollins tags in, as does Luke Gallows. They lock up, and Gallows throws Rollins off. Ambrose tags in, and Gallows shoves him back before punching him. Gallows punches away at him before head-butting him. Ambrose quickly knees him before Rollins kicks him down. They then knock Anderson out of the ring. Ambrose and Rollins take out Anderson and Gallows with stereo planchas.
We come back from the break to see Gallows applying a chin lock on Ambrose. During the commercial break, Anderson hit Ambrose with a spinebuster. Ambrose fights out of the chin lock, but Gallows soon slams him down for a two count. Anderson tags in and knees away at him a few times for a two count. Anderson applies an arm bar, but Ambrose fights up and forearms out. Anderson quickly floors him with a clothesline for a two count. Gallows tags back in, and he kicks Ambrose down before knocking Rollins off the apron. Gallows avalanches Ambrose in the corner. Anderson tags in, and they hit 3D II, but Rollins breaks up the pin. Anderson puts him on the top rope and punches away at him. Anderson goes for a superplex, but Ambrose fights him off. Gallows tags in, but Ambrose fights him back. Ambrose jumps, counters a slam, dropkicks him, and hits a Lunatic Lariat. Anderson tags back in and goes for a back suplex, but Ambrose flips through.
Rollins is tagged in, and he hits Anderson with a springboard knee. Rollins knocks Gallows off the apron before hitting a blockbuster on Anderson. Rollins hits Gallows with a plancha before getting in the ring to hit Anderson with a Sling Blade. Rollins puts Anderson on the top rope and knocks Gallows off the apron. Ambrose then hits Gallows with a suicide dive. Rollins hits Anderson with a top rope hurricanrana. Sheamus and Cesaro try to cause a distraction, but it backfires and Rollins pins Anderson for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Rollins and Ambrose
Anderson and Gallows attack The Bar from behind. Cesaro and Sheamus are furious. Rollins and Ambrose are laughing at them. The Bar then gets in the ring and brawls with Anderson and Gallows. Sheamus gives Anderson a Brogue Kick before they knock Gallows out of the ring. The Bar stands tall in the ring.
A really wonderful video showcasing all the great work WWE has done with the children suffering from pediatric cancer is shown.
Braun Strowman battles The Big Show in a Steel Cage Match, next!
Enzo Amore is backstage with Cedric Alexander and Gran Metalik bragging about their victory. Enzo is going to take them out for steaks. Neville walks up to them sarcastically clapping. There will be a Fatal 5-Way Elimination Match on 205 Live tomorrow. The winner of that match will challenge him for the Cruiserweight Championship at No Mercy. They’re friends this evening and fools the next. Neville tells them to get some rest.
The ring crew is reinforcing the ring in preparation for the Steel Cage Match.
Charly Caruso is backstage with referee John Cone. She asks about being the referee of the last Braun Strowman vs. Big Show match. Cone says he’ll never forget that moment. He was assured the ring was reinforced, but when you put those two in a ring together, you have to watch out. He’s just going to stay out of the way.
Renee Young is backstage with The Big Show. She asks for his thoughts on facing Braun Strowman. Big Show has never faced an opponent like Braun Strowman. He’s had more Steel Cage Matches than Strowman has had matches. He’ll shred the skin on his face and break his bones. Then he’ll wrap his hand around his throat and chokeslam him straight to hell. He’ll walk out victorious. Strowman doesn’t respect him. Strowman wants respect on what he thinks he’s owed rather than what’s earned. Strowman wants to put him out to pasture, but in order to do that, he’ll have to break him. In 23 years, there hasn’t been one superstar big enough or bad enough to break him. If Strowman wants to send him a message, he’s got a message for him. Strowman thinks he’s the Monster Among Men, but he’s the World’s Largest Athlete.
The Steel Cage begins to descend around the ring. Big Show faces Braun Strowman, next.
The bell rings, and Strowman immediately big boots him back and punches him down. Strowman stomps him before slamming him off the wall of the cage a few times before avalanching him against it three times. Strowman tries a fourth time, but Big Show levels him with a KO Punch!
We come back from the break to see both men down. They both get up. Strowman charges, but Big Show sidesteps him and sends him into the wall of the cage. Big Show then sends him into the cage wall three more times. Big Show shouts some trash talk at him before sending him back first into the cage wall. Big Show then looks at the top of the cage and begins to climb. Big Show stands on the top rope, and Strowman gets up and scales to the top rope as well. They punch it out on the top rope before Strowman lays in with some head-butts. Big Show falls and crotches himself on the top rope. Strowman tries to climb out, but Big Show shakes the ropes so he falls and lands on the top rope crotch-first. Big Show stands on the top rope and boots him away twice. Strowman is down, and the crowd is going wild. Big Show sizes him up and hits a top rope elbow drop! The crowd is going nuts. The crowd begins chanting, “This is awesome!” Big Show finally rolls over and covers for a two count. Big Show begins to crawl and tries to exit out the door. Strowman gets to his feet and runs over to slam the door in Big Show’s face. Strowman tries to leave through the door, but Big Show stops him by slamming the door in his face. They both get out and wipe each other out with stereo shoulder blocks.
Big Show gets to his feet first and signals for the chokeslam. Strowman slowly gets up, and Big Show grabs him by the throat. Strowman counters into a DDT for a near fall. They trade punches from their knees before fighting up. Strowman hits the ropes, but Big Show surprises him with a Chokeslam for a near fall. Big Show signals for a Knockout Punch, but Strowman ducks it. Strowman goes for a Powerslam, but Big Show slides off. Strowman charges, but he hits the cage after Big Show sidesteps him. Big Show begins to climb the cage again. Strowman soon cuts him off and climbs to the top rope. Big Show slams his face off the top of the cage, and Strowman falls down to the mat. Big Show tries to climb out of the cage, but he takes too much time. Strowman rips him off the top rope and avalanches him against the cage wall. Big Show keeps trying to climb, but Strowman cuts him off. Big Show knocks him away, but Strowman keeps coming back. Strowman then connects with a superplex, but due to them reinforcing the ring, it does not collapse. There is a load groan of disappointment from the crowd. Strowman taunts the crowd and gives Big Show a Powerslam for the win.
Strowman celebrates before grabbing a microphone. Strowman asks if they see what he’s done to the so called giant. What do they think he’ll do to The Beast at No Mercy? Strowman says to Brock Lesnar that this is his future. Strowman’s future is to become the new Universal Champion.
Strowman begins to leave, but he turns around and looks at Big Show. Strowman says, “It’s time to go out to pasture, old man.” Strowman then scoops him up and powerslams him through the wall of the Steel Cage! Strowman then walks out while referees run down to check on Big Show.
Quick Match Results
* John Cena def. Jason Jordan
* Sheamus and Cesaro def. Heath Slater and Rhyno
* The Miz def. Jeff Hardy to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship
* Enzo Amore, Gran Metalik, and Cedric Alexander def. Tony Nese, Noam Dar, and Drew Gulak
* Nia Jax and Emma def. Alexa Bliss and Sasha Banks
* Rollins and Ambrose def. Anderson and Gallows (non-title)
* Braun Strowman def. The Big Show in a Steel Cage Match