DATE: September 18, 2017
San Jose, California
Welcome everybody to Monday Night Raw as normally Michael Cole says ….. We will be going through each and every segment of this week’s Raw …..and ranking every segment as a good or a bad segment.
In the end, we will determine whether it was a good show or a bad show.
Just six nights before Alexa Bliss defends her Raw Women’s Championship in a Fatal 4-Way Match at WWE No Mercy, she’ll have to take on one of her challengers, the imposing Nia Jax, in singles action on Raw. Will Little Miss Bliss once again regret getting on the bad side of the forceful Jax?
Will Little Miss Bliss once again regret getting on the bad side of the forceful Jax?
Let’s start …..
STARTING THE SHOW WITH THE MIZ AND KURT ANGLE CONFRONTATION
Kurt Angle starts the show and welcomes San Jose to Raw. He says “We’re only six days away from No Mercy. We have two matches that are WrestleMania-worthy ⇒ John Cena versus Roman Reigns, two icons that don’t like each other. Speaking of animosity, Brock Lesnar will put up his Universal Title against Braun Strowman. That’s not all…”
Miz interrupts Angle. Angle congratulates him on becoming a father. But The Miz is not happy that the biggest star in WWE will not defend his championship in the second PPV in a row.
Angle says he was about to make an announcement that will determine who will fight Miz at No Mercy. Jeff Hardy, Matt Hardy, Elias, and Jason Jordan will fight in a Fatal 4-Way tonight with the winner facing him at No Mercy.
Miz says if you want to give the Hardys and a bad guitar player an opportunity, that’s fine, but there are more deserving superstars than Jordan, Angle’s son. Guys like Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas deserve a shot. Jordan has done absolutely nothing. Angle says he’s sick of Miz’ whining and complaining. Hopefully, fatherhood will change. Miz says Angle walked away from his responsibilities. Miz will be a better father and a better champion than Angle. Angle missed 28 years of Jordan’s life and is trying to make it up. It doesn’t matter whether Angle is abandoning his duties as RAW GM or walking away from fatherhood: Angle is always a deadbeat.
Jason Jordon walks out to shut the Miz up. Jordan makes a suggestion for Angle to add Axel and Dallas to the match. That way, Miz can’t make excuses when Jordan faces him for the title. Angle says the Fatal 4-Way will now be a 6-Pack Challenge. Miz says more people give him less of a chance of winning. He’s more incompetent than his father.
Jordon starts beating up The Miz and The Miztorage to end the segment.
1st MATCH OF RAW ⇒ Alexa Bliss VS Nia Jax
Winner:- Nia Jax
It was a decent match ….and nice to see Bayley back on Raw.
SHEAMUS AND CESARO TALK ABOUT SETH AND DEAN
Sheamus says everything these days is about nostalgia. There are remakes everywhere. The people love nostalgia to escape their realities and go back to the good old days. He and Cesaro live in the present. They destroy nostalgia acts, just ask The Hardy Boyz. Cesaro says that’s why they love Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins. They’re back together and are Tag Team Champions. Nothing can go wrong, right? Something can and will go very wrong when they get their hands on them Sunday at No Mercy. Sheamus says their friendship is a fraud. They’re selfish and using each other for their own selfish needs. The crowd is giving them the “WHAT” treatment.
Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose make their entrance and stand on the stage. Rollins says it looks like Taxi Driver had an ugly child with Braveheart. They are having the time of their lives. No matter what, they are brothers. They get in the ring. Ambrose says brothers fight, but a real brother would never let a brother leave the house dressed like Sheamus and Cesaro.
Anderson and Gallows come out to the ring. They’re arguing over who the better set of brothers are, but Sheamus and Cesaro walked out on them last week. They are not Good Brothers. Rollins and Ambrose also aren’t Good Brothers. They took advantage of their disadvantage. That doesn’t make them Good Brothers… it makes them NERDS! Rollins and Ambrose seem hurt. Rollins says they shouldn’t have said that. Ambrose says, “Nobody calls me a nerd!”
A brawl breaks out between the three teams.
Which leads to……
2nd MATCH OF RAW ⇒ Sheamus and Cesaro VS Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose VS Gallows and Anderson
Winner:- Sheamus and Cesaro
Great match between the three of the best tag teams. It was a long match, but it picked up the pace at the end. Overall, Good Segment.
3rd MATCH OF RAW ⇒ Curt Hawkins VS Apollo Crews
Winner:- Apollo Crews
With this loss, Curt Hawkins has a 115 losing streak. The match was lame by the way.
BROCK LESNAR AND BRAWN STROWMAN INTERVIEW
Michael Cole conducts an interview from the commentary table with Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman, both shown on satellite from different locations. Paul Heyman says Strowman will be beaten and victimized at No Mercy.
Strowman says he’s confident and his actions speak that. Strowman has left Lesnar laying. Not many men have done that. He’s the only one capable of putting Lesnar down for good. Cole says there is truth in that.
Heyman cuts of him and says Lesnar respects the fact that Strowman is the most capable challenger to come after the title. Last week, Strowman stood up after a German Suplex. No one has ever stood up after a momentary trip to Suplex City.
Strowman says he can survive Suplex City and stomp it to the ground. Heyman says Strowman woke up the beast. It will take more than one suplex. Lesnar understands he’ll have to be taken to Suplex City all night long. Lesnar understands he’ll have to beat him within an inch of his life to fend him off. Strowman says the ball is in his court. He’s the one pulling the strings. Heyman can run his mouth; it won’t change what will happen on Sunday.
Cole says there are a lot of parallels between Lesnar and Strowman. Heyman asks why Cole is asking so many questions of the challenger. Lesnar is the newsmaker. Cole should be asking about the loss, that won’t happen, to Lesnar.
Lesnar cuts Heyman off and gets close to the camera. Lesnar thanks Strowman for backing him into this corner and challenging him. That’s when he’s at his best. Lesnar calmly says, “I’ll see you Sunday. Suplex City, bitch.”
ROMAN REIGNS ADDRESSES JOHN CENA
Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring. Reigns says John Cena might be the best talker ever, but the thing is he sometimes says stupid shit like trying to say he’s the next John Cena. Does he walk, talk, or even look like Cena? Does he look like a jacked up white guy with a military haircut? If he did, he wouldn’t have a career here. If you don’t believe him, ask Alex Riley about that. Reigns lets his actions speak for him. That’s why when he says something, he means it. When he says John Cena is a fake ass little bitch, it’s because he is. Not only that… John Cena is the biggest hypocrite to set foot in a WWE ring. If you don’t believe him, Cena will tell you himself. Footage is shown from February 2012 when John Cena tore into Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for coming in as a part-timer.
Reigns asks if Cena should come out, and they loudly agree. Reigns says they aren’t loud enough because Cena isn’t here. Everything Cena said in 2012 was just talk. That’s why the result at No Mercy will be the same as that WrestleMania, only this time he’ll be beaten by a different Samoan. Reigns says he’ll see Cena on Sunday before sarcastically calling him a movie star.
It was a weak promo by Reigns …..well it’s not his cup of tea by the way.
4th MATCH OF RAW ⇒ Bray Wyatt VS Dustin Rhodes
Winner:- Bray Wyatt
It was a short match between them …..and nothing interesting to talk about.
Enzo Amore comes out to his usual shtick, but the crowd is definitely less excited about him than ever. There’s even a smattering of boos in there. Braun Strowman immediately comes out and slams him down. Strowman drags him down to the ring by one arm and throws him into the ring. Strowman deadlifts him up and chokeslams him down. Strowman then powerslams him down.
Neville’s music hits, and he steers clear of Strowman while he walks to the back. Neville gets in the ring and connects with a Red Arrow. Neville grabs a microphone and screams, “How you doin’?!” Neville will be in action, next.
5th MATCH OF RAW ⇒ Neville VS Gran Metalik
It was an Ok match…..Who cares ??
THE MAIN EVENT
6th MATCH OF RAW ⇒ Elias VS Matt Hardy VS Jeff Hardy VS Jason Jordan VS Bo Dallas VS Curtis Axel (6 pack challenge)
Winner:- And the No.1 Contender for Miz’s Intercontinental Championship ……JASON JORDON
It was another decent match ….. Well, it was a not a great Go home show that the WWE Universe will be expecting it to be.
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