WWE RAW Results
September 9, 2019
New York City, New York (Madison Square Garden)
Commentary: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, and Renee Young
Results by: Josh Boutwell
The glass shatters as Raw opens up the New York crowd in Madison Square Garden loses their collective minds as the “Texas Rattlesnake” makes his way down to the ring.
“Oh Hell Yeah,” starts his promo to a huge reaction. Austin says that someone told him that it had been more than 20 years since he had been in the Garden and before we get to the contract signing he goes down Memory Lane.
Austin recalls his legendary match with Bret Hart at Survivor Series 1996 and he points out that the first Stone Cold Stunner ever hit occurred in MSG. Stone Cold reminisces about his SummerSlam 1998 match with The Undertaker at MSG and how he got a concussion during the match.
Stone Cold brings out Braun Strowman, who he refers to as a “big bad sumbitch.” Strowman offers Austin a handshake but he brings out Rollins instead.
Rollins tells Austin that Strowman thinks Austin “has it out for him” and that he also thinks Rollins has it out for him in their Tag Titles match on Sunday. Rollins looks to Strowman and reassures him that he has no plan to stab him in the back. Rollins refers to himself as “the best wrestler on the planet,” which causes some pretty loud boos and a small “AJ Styles” chant, too. Rollins signs the contract with no issue.
Strowman says that he’s looked up to Austin for years but “a rattlesnake is always a rattlesnake.” He says he doesn’t believe that Rollins will turn on him and he loves being tag champion, but he’s going to love being Universal Champion more.
“To quote the greatest of all time, I’m going to open a can of whoop ass,” Strowman continued. “And you’re going to get these hands!”
Strowman signs the contract and they are about to shake hands before AJ Styles and the OC come out and interrupt them. Styles says he doesn’t want to get Austin riled up and then starts mocking his catchphrases.
Styles tells Austin to “sit this play out or you might get hurt” and then he tells Austin that “it’s all your fault” in regards to the “what” chants. Styles complains about The OC not getting their rematch against Rollins and Strowman as an “asshole” chant starts up.
Styles and The OC climb up on the apron and Styles tells Austin that he’s turned into a “real asshole” in his old age. Styles then starts complaining about Strowman getting a Universal Title shot without earning it.
Rollins and Strowman jump The OC as Austin looks on. Strowman hits a big shoulder block on Gallows on the floor and chases Anderson up the ramp. In the ring, Rollins goes for the Curb Stomp on Styles but he sidesteps it and shoves Rollins to the floor. Styles then turns around right into a Stone Cold Stunner to an absolutely deafening pop from the crowd!
Stone Cold celebrates with some Steveweisers as we go to a break.
Back from the break, Styles is still recovering from the attack from Austin but he won’t get much time to recover as he has a match right now.
“The Phenomenal” AJ Styles vs. Cedric Alexander
Alexander attacks Styles immediately at the bell and tosses him hard into the turnbuckles. After Styles rolls to the floor, Alexander lays him out with a clothesline and then tosses him into the guardrail.
Back in the ring, Alexander floats up and over a charging Styles in the corner and then hits a back handspring into a rana followed by a series of dropkicks for a nearfall.
Alexander goes for a suplex but Styles blocks it and catches him with a big right hand followed by a series of kicks. Styles and Alexander exchange forearms in the corner and then AJ whips Alexander into the ropes. Alexander back handsprings off the ropes into an Enziguri sending Styles falling to the floor. Alexander then hits a gorgeous somersault plancha over the top onto Styles on the floor!
Back in the ring, Styles is able to get the advantage of focusing his offense on Alexander’s previously injured arm. He grabs it and guillotines it onto the top rope and then hits a armbreaker as we go to a break.
Back from the break, Styles hits a roundhouse kick to the injured arm of Alexander but then runs into a knee lift from Alexander in the corner. Alexander is dragging the arm and AJ connects with another roundhouse kick to back him up.
Styles hits the ropes but runs right into a Michinoku Driver from Alexander for a close nearfall! Alexander connects with a spinning back elbow and then charges at Styles in the corner, but AJ dumps him over the top rope. Alexander lands on the apron and then hits a Leaping Enziguri, but before he can do anything else The OC run out and attack him.
Winner: Alexander via DQ
As The OC are beating Alexander down, The Viking Raiders hit the ring and lay out Gallows and Anderson before destroying Styles, as well! Alexander and the Viking Raiders – who show off some impressive power moves – clean house with the Raiders capping off the attack with a Viking Experience on Anderson.
Backstage, Sasha and Bayley cut a promo about their attack on Charlotte and Becky last week. They say they are back together and “you can take that to the bank.” Cut to Charlotte and Becky getting ready for their match, while also staring each other down.
Bray Wyatt says he’ll be hosting a brand new episode of Firefly Fun House tonight.
A video package on Connor’s Cure airs and then Roman Reigns makes his way onto the stage. Reigns says that it was almost a year ago that he announced that his Leukemia returned. He says the fans’ love and support gave him the strength to heal, and in his return he changed his perspective when he came back.
He says that it was more back the ring and wrestling and that he wants to use his platform to “pay it forward” to those battling cancer. He says he has been visiting children’s hospitals all over the country and one of them was in New York. He said that they will use this time to spotlight their stories.
Reigns brings out Julius “The Sarcoma Warrior,” Antonio “the Arrival” (wearing a Sin Cara mask), Miguel “The Mighty M,” Liam “The Red Ninja” and Liana “Lilly Terror” onto the stage and they pose for the crowd.
“These little warriors have been through the biggest fights of their young lives and they’re still standing here strong as ever,” Reigns says. “Our work isn’t done. As we show their victories there are still those beginning their fight and it’s on us to support them and have their backs.”