WWE Monday Night RAW
August 14, 2017
Commentary: Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Booker T
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
A video package showing Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose from the past few weeks airs.
Dean Ambrose’s music hits and we’re live for WWE RAw from Boston! Ambrose gets on the mic and says after last week, a lot of people must be wondering what is going on between Dean and Seth. And he’s wondering the same thing himself but only Seth Rollins can answer that question. Seth’s music hits.
Dean says he is sick and tired of playing games. Seth says Dean is the one playing games. One week he saves him and the other he disappears. Seth says he knows Dean cares. He knows that Dean knows if they were to team up again they would run Raw. If he’s willing to put the past behind them, Seth is done playing games. Seth then extends his fist to Dean as the crowd errups into a loud “YES” chant. Ambrose turns around and appears to be thinking about it. Ambrose says he Seth has to be kidding him. Last week Dean extended his arm to him and Seth made him look like a fool.
Seth says maybe this will just never work and that maybe it was a stupid idea. But maybe it wasn’t. Maybe they’re differences is what makes them strong together. Seth says he’s done playing games and drops the microphone. Dean drops his microphone. Dean extends his arm to Seth. Seth clinches his fist and turns around. Both start pushing each other and Dean takes Rollins down. Both start fighting and beating each other up. Both men fight to the outside and Sheamus’ music hits as Cesaro and Sheamus come out and start beating up on Ambrose and Rollins.
They throw Ambrose over the barricade and Rollins into the ring. They’re stomping on Rollins. Ambrose comes back into the ring and tries fighting off the WWE Raw Tag Team champions. But they take him down. Rollins off the top rope jumps on them both. Rollins and Ambrose start fighting back. They knock Sheamus over the top rope and do the same to Cesaro as the Tag champions walk away.
Ambrose and Rollins stand looking at each other in the middle of the ring. And they both extend their fists together as the crowd erupts.
Kurt Angle’s music hits as he comes out and announces that on Sunday at WWE Summerslam, it will be Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins against Cesaro and Sheamus for the WWE Raw Tag Team titles.
Up next is Sasha Banks against Nia Jax with the winner facing Alexa Bliss for the WWE Raw Women’s title at Summerslam.
Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax
Nia Jax makes her way to the ring with Sasha coming out second. Alexa Bliss’ music hits and she walks down to the ring and sits on a mini life guard stand seat outside the ring. The bell rings. Sasha connects with some right hands but Nia runs and takes her down with a shoulder thrust.
Back from commercial and Nia knocks Sasha onto the apron. Outside of the ring, Sasha jumps off the apron and goes for a hurricanrana but Nia catches her and throws her into the barricade. Back in the ring, Nia has Sasha in a bear hug and she throws Sasha around the ring. Nia goers for a leg drop but gets a 2 count. Nia picks Sasha up but Sasha goes behind Nia and gets a sleeper her on her. Nia reverses it into a Samoan drop. Nia goes for the cover but Sasha gets her arm under the bottom rope. Jax with another Samoa drop. Sasha rolls out of the ring. Nia gets Sasha back in the ring. Nia goes for an elbow drop but Sasha moves out of the way.
Nia has Sasha on the top rope. She goes for a suplex but Banks blocks it and delivers elbows. Sasha flips over Nia and tries the sunset flip. She kicks Nia down and goes for the cover but a 2 count. Sasha with knees to the face. She runs towards Nia but Jax with a boot to take Banks down. Nia goes to pick Sasha up but Sasha gets her into the Banks Statement in the middle of the ring. Nia trying to get to the ropes but Sasha blocks it. Nia picks Banks up but Sasha flips it and a DDT. She locks in the Banks Statement once more and Nia taps out!
Winner: Number 1 contender, Sasha Banks
Backstage, Kurt Angle is talking with the Hardy Boys. The Miz interrupts with the Miztourage. He asks him what he will do to make it up to him after Lesnar attacked him last week. The Hardy Boyz laugh and The Miz says it’s not funny. Curt Axel vs. Jason Jordan is announced for tonight. Angle says anything else they have to take it up with Brock. The Miz says he’s sick of it and Axel won’t take on Jordan but he will. A referee interrupts and tells Kurt there’s a problem with Finn Balor and Bray Wyatt.
Backstage, Bray and Balor are fighting. Angle and referee’s come in and break it up. Kurt Angle says they won’t wait for Summerslam because they’ll have their match tonight.
Elias Samson is in the ring, playing the guitar and singing, insulting Boston. R Truth’s music hits as he comes out to the ring. Samson attacks him as he’s getting into the ring. Elias takes R-Truth out with the Drift Away. He grabs his guitar as his music hits.
Big Cass’ music hits and we have a shark cage (the one Enzo will be in during Big Cass vs. Big Show at Summerslam). Big Cass starts to talk and gets boo’s from the crowd. Every time Cass tries to talk, the fans don’t let him. Big Cass keeps getting boo’d. He says he will just talk over them, he doesn’t care. He says he’s the man. When he talks, it matters. He says Enzo needs Big Show. Enzo is nothing if there’s no one behind him. He says does Big Show need Enzo to stay relevant? He says Big Show knows he can’t beat him without Enzo and that’s why Enzo will be locked inside a shark cage. He says he will show everyone that he is the best big man in the game.
Enzo’s music hits. He starts with his usual “My name is Enzo Amore” speech. A loud “How you doing” chant from the crowd. He says Cass has been rambling like someone who has been knocked down two weeks in a row. And that’s because he has. Cass tells Enzo if he has something to tell him, to walk down and say it to his face. Enzo brings out The Big Show.
They walk down to the ring. Big Show gets in and Enzo is dancing on the ring apron. Big Cass hits it off the apron. Anderson and Gallows run to the ring and start beating on the Big Show. Anderson ties a belt to the Big Show’s wrist and they tie it onto the shake cage. Cass slams the shark cage door onto the Big Show’s wrist.
Highlights of last week’s match between Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns.
Cruiserweight title match: Neville (c) vs. Akira Tozawa with Titus O’Neil
The bell rings and we are under way. Tozawa goes for a quick cover but a kick out by Neville. Neville with a headlock on Tozawa. Akira gets out of it as both men exchange blows. Both go face to face. Neville goes for a kick, Akira blocks it and a drop kick him him. Chops to the chest by Tozawa to Neville. Neville onto the ring apron, Tozawa hits him off it. Neville back in the ring, a right hand as he goes for the cover but a 2 count. Neville rolls out of the ring.
Back from commercial, Neville has Tozawa in an armbar. Tozawa out of it and a back drop on Neville. Neville rolls out of the ring. Tozawa runs and a suicide dive onto the outside of the ring. He gets back in the ring and another suicide dive. Titus cheering him on outside. Tozawa throws Neville back in the ring, goes for the cover but a 2 count. Tozawa onto the top rope but Neville on his feet and onto the second rope. He goes for a move but Tozawa punches him. Neville with a superplex from the top rope.
Both men back up and Tozawa with a hurricanrana. Tozawa on the top rope, Tozawa jumps, Neville moves, the referee gets in the way. Neville takes Tazawa down, goes for the rings of saturn, Tozawa reverses it into a pin, 2 count as Neville kicks out. Neville drags Tozawa down. Neville goes for the Red Arrow, Tozawa rolls out of the way. Tozawa climbs the top rope and delivers the senton bomb. He hooks the leg and gets the 3 count! Tozawa is the new WWE Cruiserweight champion!
Winner: NEW WWE Cruiserweight champion, Tozawa
Apollo Crews and Titus O’Neill get in the ring and celebrate with Tozawa.
Backstage, a doctor is talking to Big Show and tells him they need X-Rays done but it appears as though his hand may be broken. Enzo tells Big Show he should forget about the match on Sunday. Big Show tells him he’s fought bigger guys.
Another backstage segment with Mickie James and Emma. Emma says the internet is blowing up with Sasha Banks winning tonight but it should be about her. Mickie says that last week, Emma tapped out. And that the women’s revolution is not just about her but about every woman here. And if she wants a chance, she should take on a 6 time women’s champion tonight. Emma says she’s on.
Bray Wyatt vs. Finn Balor
The bell rings and Balor goes for the leg kicks on Wyatt. Bray knocks Balor out. Bray runs to Balor but Balor throws him out of the ring. Balor on the ring apron with a running kick takes Wyatt out.
Wyatt with a knee to the ribs of Balor. A running clothesline by Wyatt takes Finn down. He goes for the cover but a 2 count. A headlock by Wyatt but Finn reverses it and an overhead kick by Balor onto Bray. Balor with a running forearm. He goes for the cover but a 2 count. Both men run to the ropes but Wyatt just throws his body onto Finn and takes him down. Both men back up but a sling blade by Balor. Both men still down. Bray on his feet first. He goes for the Sister Abigail but Balor reverses it and stomps onto Bray. Wyatt rolls to the outside. Balor running outside and a running dropkick by Balor as Wyatt hits the barricades. Balor sends Wyatt into the ring. Balor goes to the top rope, he goes for the Coup de Grace, Wyatt takes him down and deliver Sister Abigail. He goes for the cover and gets the 3 count.
Winner: Bray Wyatt
Wyatt delivers a second Sister Abigail. The lights go out and come back on. Wyatt is seen holding a bucket of red liquid and pours it onto Balor.
Mickie James vs. Emma
Both women lock up. Emma with a head lock. Mickie sends Emma to the ropes and a clothesline. A running forearm by James. She goes for the cover but only a 2 count. Mickie goes to the top rope but Emma pushes her off to the outside. Emma goes to the outside of the ring and throws Mickie back in the ring. She goes for the cover but a 2 count. A full nelson lock by Emma. Mickie gets out of it. Emma takes Mickie back down. A suplex by Emma. Mickie delivers a spinning kick onto Emma, goes for the cover and gets the 3 count.
Winner: Mickie James
Backstage, Finn comes out of Kurt Angle’s room. Finn tells Charlie that he got his rematch at Summerslam. And Wyatt has his demons but on Sunday, Wyatt will find out that Finn has his demons too.
The Miz vs. Jason Jordan
Jason picks The Miz up and drops him. Jordan goes to pick Miz up again but Miz grabs the ropes. He turns around and a drop kick by Jordan. The Miz rolls to the outside of the ring. Curtis Axel, Dallas and Maryse are all outside. Miz rolls back into the ring but Jordan throws him into the turnbuckle. The Miztourage run into the ring and attack Jordan. The referee rings the bell. The Hardy Boyz’s music hits and they come out and start fighting Dallas and Axel. A loud “DELETE” chant. Bo and Axel are thrown outside of the ring. They grab The Miz and poetry in motion. Jordan picks him up and delivers a belly to back suplex. The Mizrolls to the outside.
Winner: By Disqualification, Jason Jordan
The Hardy Boys and Jason Jordan vs. The Miztourage
Matt Hardy with an arm bar on Axel, who tags Jeff in who tags Jason Jordan in. Jordan with a drop kick on Axel and an arm drag by Jason. Axel gets up and a knee to the stomach. He tags Dallas in. Jordan tags Matt in. Matt with a DDT on Dallas. He goes for the cover but a 1 count.
Matt tags Jeff in and they double team Dallas. Jeff with a running clothsline on Dallas. Jeff tags Jordan in. A fireman’s carry by Jordan. An arm bar by Jordan but Dallas gets out of it. He runs to the ropes and tags The Miz in. Jordan spearing The Miz in the turnbuckle. He goes for another one but Axel moves The Miz out of the way. The Miz stomping on Jason Jordan.
Curtis Axel beating on Jordan. Axel on the second rope, he goes for an elbow drop but Jordan moves. Both men down. Jordan tags Matt Hardy in. Matt punching Axel. And a running bulldog by Matt. He goes for the cover but a 2 count. Matt goes for the Twist of Fate but Axel counters. Matt with a neck breaker. Matt is distracted by The Miz as Axel attacks him from behind. Axel tags The Miz in and he stomps on Matt. Miz tags Dallas in. He goes for the cover but a 2 count. Dallas tags Axel into the ring. Matt tags Axel down with a leg sweep. Axel tags The Miz in. The Miz with a cheap shot on Jordan. Matt with a running clothesline on The Miz. Matt tags Jeff in and Miz tags Dallas in. Jeff with a running forearm. An atomic drop. Jeff goes for the Twist of Fate but Dallas moves out of the way. Jeff onto the top rope and a whisper in the wind. He goes for the cover but a 2 count. Jeff onto the top rope but The Miz interfers. Dallas with a swinging neck breaker. Jordan gets in and a belly to belly onto The Miz. He clotheslines Miz outside of thje ring. Dallas throws Jordan out. Jeff with a twist of fate on Dallas. He goes for the cover but Axel bnreaks it up. Jordan gets in and throws Axel out and takes The Miz down. A belly to belly by Jordan onto Dallas. Matt with a twisto f fate onto Dallas. A Swanton Bomb by Jeff Hardy as he goes for the cover and get the 3 count.
Winners: The Hardy Boyz and Jason Jordan
Brock Lesnar, Samoa Joe, Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns segment
Kurt Angle says there is security around the ring for the showdown between Brock Lesnar, Samoe Joe, Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns tonight. Angle introduces Brock Lesnar to the ring along with Paul Heyman. Paul Heyman gets on the microphone and starts his usual “Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman…”. Heyman says out of one last attempt to squeeze something out of Lesnar, they have arranged a face to face to face to champion’s face tonight. Heyman says Samoe Joe won’t win. And that beast slays monster, talking about Strowman. And there’s Roman Reigns. Heyman says Roman’s yard is in Brock Lesnar’s house and rent is due Sunday at Summerslam. Heyman repeats that if Lesnar loses, he will walk away from WWE. And you may as well lock him in a cage, hint hint.
Samoa Joe’s music hits. Joe says at Summerslam when he comes for the WWE Universal title, he will take it after he puts Lesnar to sleep. Strowman’s music plays. Braun says he’s always the last one standing. Roman’s music hits. Reigns takes Joe down. Braun with a power slam on Reigns. Lesnar and Strowman are the two standing. Security jumps inside the ring. Lesnar tries to break through security. Strowman tries to break through. Lesnar beats up his security and Strowman does the same. Security getting hammered. Kurt Angle calls for more security. Lesnar and Strowman the last two standing again. Members of the Raw locker room comes out. They try to separate the two as Raw goes off the air.