WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW
DATE - MONDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER 2016
VENUE - ROYAL FARMS ARENA: BALTIMORE, MD
ANNOUNCERS - BYRON SAXTON, MICHAEL COLE & COREY GRAVES
The show opens with Mick Foley stood in the ring and he welcomes us to Monday Night Raw. Foley spoke of the first-ever Raw exclusive PPV coming up in two weeks and tonight we will find out whether Kevin Owens will defend the WWE Universal Championship against Seth Rollins or both Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns. Foley spoke of Smackdown Live who had a tremendous event last night and congratulated Becky Lynch on becoming the first ever Smackdown Women's Champion. He said on Raw they offer the premier destination for the best in women's wrestling today before introducing the Raw Women's Champion Charlotte, to the ring.
Charlotte came to the ring alongside Dana Brooke. Charlotte announced that after last week, she believes an apology is in order, from Dana. Charlotte said it was embarrassing to lose to Bayley and it is all Dana's fault. Charlotte told her if she didn't then their friendship and her mentorship are through. Dana apologises to her. Foley was about to talk about the Women's title before Sasha Banks makes her way out and says Charlotte is looking at the face of the Women's division and the one and only boss of the WWE. Sasha also said that Charlotte is looking at the woman who will take back the Women's title in two weeks at Clash of Champions.
Bayley makes her way to the ring and vicariously admitted she deserves a Women's title match after beating Charlotte last week. Sasha told her to get to the back of the line, Charlotte says the only business she and Sasha have is to continue the career ending beating she gave her at Summerslam. Sasha suggests they finish this right now but Charlotte told her she doesn't dictate when she defends the title. Foley agreed with Charlotte but then told her neither did she, he said he is having second thoughts of Sasha getting her rematch at Clash of Champions. Foley then says Charlotte will face the winner of Sasha and Bayley at Clash of Champions. Charlotte blamed Dana before Dana slaps her down. Foley then adds Dana to the match.
1# Sasha Banks bt. Bayley and Dana Brooke in a Triple Threat match to become the #1 contender for the Raw women's Championship
Dana Brooke is walking backstage looking emotional before walking up to Charlotte. Dana apologises, Charlotte tells her to shut up and take her bags.
The Shining Stars are backstage talking about Puerto Rico and investing in a timeshare with R-Truth, they talk about being able to party with celebrities, Epico wants Truth to make payment now but Goldust interrupts the transaction before pulling him away. Enzo and Big Cass approach Epico and Primo, they call them cheating con men after how they won last week. Enzo said they have unfinished business and issues a challenge which Epico accepted.
Tom Phillips is backstage with Kevin Owens, Owens claims Rollins is jealous because Triple H realised that he is better than him and also says that Roman Reigns doesn't deserve to be in the same ring as him. He calls Mick Foley jealous as he was never on the level of his mentor. Owens says in two weeks it won't be a triple threat match because he'll beat Roman Reigns and then walk out of Clash of Champions as the WWE Universal Champion. When Owens walks off, Jericho sneaks up on Phillips and bemoaned Foley pulling Owens from the Highlight Reel tonight leaving him without a guest. Jericho says he will have Owens' ex-best friend Sami Zayn on instead.
2# Bo Dallas bt. Brandon Scott
Chris Jericho makes his way to the ring for another edition of the Highlight Reel, Jericho claims that this was supposed to be the greatest edition of the Highlight Reel in WWE history as it was supposed to be the man at the top of the mountain Kevin Owens. Jericho said instead he went in the opposite direction and his guest is as low as you can go, Sami Zayn.
Zayn sarcastically thanked Jericho for the introduction. Jericho spoke about Zayn supposedly 'blowing' his friendship with Kevin Owens. Jericho talked up how great Owens is but Zayn claimed he could care less about Owens and the only thing he cares about is one day possessing the WWE Universal Championship. Jericho gave the crowd the 'gift of Jericho' which Zayn claimed sucked, and told him one day Owens will show Jericho his true colours as he only cares about himself.
Jericho said Zayn was jealous of Owens, Zayn responded by telling Jericho how he was the inspiration for himself and Owens. Guys like Dean Malenko and Eddie Guerrero inspired them, how they spent their adult life travelling the world to wind up here like Jericho. Jericho is a six-time World Champion and the first ever Undisputed Champion, but now he's been relegated to being Kevin Owens' bitch. Jericho said he got a text from Owens before he came out, Jericho went to show Zayn but instead slaps him down with the phone before hitting the codebreaker.
Before the next match, we see footage of Cesaro defeating Sheamus last Wednesday in London which made the series 3 - 1 to Sheamus.
3# Cesaro bt. Sheamus in match 5 in a best of 7 series
(Cesaro pulled another one back making the series 3 - 2 to Sheamus.)
Mick Foley is backstage when Seth Rollins came in and questioned why Roman Reigns has an opportunity after thinking Foley was coming around on him by preventing a suspension and giving him a title match. Foley claims that Reigns was just as wronged as Rollins which Rollins disagreed with. Rollins says he is not worried about Reigns as he beats him every title but he wants to get his hands on Owens and the title with no distractions. Rollins then threatened to go to Stephanie instead, Foley says that Stephanie had nothing to do with Triple H's interference which Rollins ridiculed. Rollins threatened to take matters in to his own hands, Foley shouts at Rollins to not question his integrity and to not interfere in tonight's match. Rollins says he won't question his integrity but claims he is a fool if he continues to support Stephanie.
4# Alicia Fox vs. Nia Jax ended in a No Contest
(Nia viciously beats down Alicia on the outside by backing her in the ringpost and slinging her in to the barricade a few times by her hair, she then speared Nia through the barricade. Trained run down to ringside to check on Alicia Fox.)
The New Day make their way to the ring, they mocked Gallows & Andersons' attempt at entertainment last week as they wasted 5:37 of everyone's time. The Raw tag team Champions go through a list of things you can do in that time before Gallows and Anderson make their entrance to the ring. They tell the New Day they are pandering to the crowd and wear unicorn horns and are bemused how they were wasting people's times. Gallows and Anderson vowed to rip the horns of their heads, beat them unconscious and take the Tag Team titles.
5# Gallows & Anderson bt. The New Day (w/ Big E) in a non-title match
Tom Phillips walks up to Roman Reigns backstage and asks him what is going through his mind. Reigns says he is thinking of getting to Clash of Champions and winning the WWE Universal Championship, and the only way he can do that is by kicking KO's ass.
Jinder Mahal makes his way to the ring and spoke about feeling hate and rage from everyone before talking in his native tongue. He says he is going to let it all go as he has trekked the Himalayas and been to the monasteries. He claims to have found inner peace and it is a way of life, he also says it is the gift he wants to share with everyone in the WWE Universe before Jack Swagger interrupted and made his way to the ring for their match.
6# Jinder Mahal bt. Jack Swagger
Jack Swagger is walking backstage and is approached by Tom Phillips, he mentions to Swagger that his Raw contract is expiring soon before Swagger walked off without a word.
7# Epico (w/ Primo) bt. Enzo Amore (w/ Big Cass)
(Primo distracts Enzo before Enzo takes out Epico with a cross-body block to the floor. Enzo gets in the ring and goes for a suplex but Primo grabs Enzo's feel and holds it down as Epico pins Enzo to get the win.)
Kevin Owens is walking backstage when he bumps in to Seth Rollins, Owens reminds him about what Foley said to Rollins earlier. Rollins told Owens he wants him to win to keep the match one-on-one. Rollins wants to tear his golden boy to pieces and take the title back. Owens told Rollins that should want Reigns in the match so he can do all the work and Rollins sneaks in as Rollins has always had someone else doing the work for him. Owens calls Rollins jealous and points out that he has achieved nothing since his return. Rollins lost at Battleground and lost to Finn Balor with one arm, Owens said he won it in his first chance before mocking Rollins' slogan by saying, "Redesign, Rebuild, Reclaim” should be “Redesign, Rebuilt, Replaced.” Mick Foley approached and told Owens to get to the ring and once again warned Rollins not to interfere or else there will be consequences.
8# Kevin Owens bt. Roman Reigns
(Due to pre-match stipulations, the WWE Universal Championship match at Clash of Champions will remain as Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins. During the match, Seth Rollins runs down to the ring and attacks Owens causing the referee to call the bell. Rollins continued the assault until Mick Foley came out and told Rollins they are going to have a talk before restarting the match. When the match was looking towards Reigns winning, Rusev came to the ring and got on the apron before Reigns hit him with a suicide punch. Owens hit Reigns with the pop-up powerbomb to get the 3. Post-match, Rusev hits Reigns with a big kick before applying the accolade.)