The September 9 2019 edition of WWE Raw, out of Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, just wrapped up. We’ve got the WWE Raw results, as well as our overall thoughts on the show, for you to check out below. Let us know what you thought about episode #1372 of WWE Raw by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.
Universal Championship Contract Signing
Stone Cold Steve Austin, the mediator for this contract signing, made his way to the ring first, and after cracking open a couple Steveweisers and reminiscing about his history in The Garden, he welcomed Braun Strowman, the challenger to the Universal Championship to the ring.
Strowman reached out for a handshake, but Stone Cold merely gave him a dirty look and turned away to introduce Seth Frickin Rollins, choosing sides then and there and confirming what Braun Strowman feared, Rollins and Austin were probably in cahoots.
But Seth Rollins addressed the elephant in the room immediately, informing The Rattlesnake of Strowman’s concerns before telling Strowman that he was simply a fighting champion, he had no ill will whatsoever toward his contender.
Strowman said that he still didn’t trust Rollins, or Steve, for that matter, but he was going to overlook that so he could keep his eye on the real prize – the Universal Championship.
The moment both men had signed the contract, AJ Styles and The OC appeared on the stage, telling Stone Cold that they didn’t want none with him, they were there for Rollins.
Styles and Austin lobbed insults back and forth, calling each other some not so PG names. The OC came all the way down to the ring, Styles still insulting The Rattlesnake, but Steve eventually had enough, and gave Rollins and Strowman the go-ahead to attack them.
Rollins and Strowman took care of Gallows and Anderson, leaving AJ Styles open for a massive Stunner in the ring, which Steve, of course, celebrated with more Steveweisers.
AJ Styles vs. Cedric Alexander
AJ Styles had very little time to recover for his match against Cedric Alexander; in fact, he was still laid out in the corner when Cedric’s music hit. And Cedric Alexander did his best to take full advantage of the situation, going straight after Styles the moment the bell rang.
Styles stopped Cedric’s momentum by countering one of his high-flying maneuvers, but back from commercial, Cedric Alexander was building momentum once again. He probably even would have won the match, had it not been for Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson interfering, causing a disqualification.
All three OC members prepared to gang up on Cedric, but luckily, the Viking Raiders were there to save him. Most likely more out of dislike of The OC than friendship with Cedric, Erik and Ivar destroyed Gallows, Styles, and Anderson (with a little help from Cedric) and the three stood tall in the end.
Winner: Cedric Alexander (via disqualification)
Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair vs. Bayley and Sasha Banks
This Sunday at Clash of Champions, Charlotte Flair will be challenging Bayley for her SmackDown Live Women’s Championship, and Sasha Banks will be after Becky Lynch’s Raw Women’s Championship.
And since Banks’ return, she and Bayley have been wreaking havoc on both Charlotte and Becky, giving The Man and The Queen extra incentive to do as much damage in this match as possible.
So before the match even started, before Sasha and Bayley even made it to the ring, Charlotte and Becky met them on the ramp, attacking Boss ‘n’ Hug. Sasha and Bayley tried to make a comeback, but were ultimately overpowered and retreated to the ramp to regroup.
After a commercial break, the match was finally underway, but Becky and Charlotte kept a firm grasp on the upper hand, Becky Lynch rag-dolling Bayley around the ring before throwing her to the floor to continue the beating.
When Charlotte tagged into the match, Bayley and Sasha Banks used double-team tactics to wear her down, but Charlotte soon brought Bayley into her corner to return the favor.
Charlotte eventually focused her full attention on Sasha Banks, who powered out of every attempt Charlotte made to bring her down, and almost bested The Queen, but Becky Lynch tagged in for the save.
Becky laid Bayley out in the ring, took Sasha down at ringside, then came back for more against The Huggable One. With a leg drop and a moonsault, Becky and Charlotte nearly took the win over Bayley, but Sasha Banks broke up the pin.
The action spilled to ringside, where the four women took each other out, Charlotte and Bayley barely making it back in time. Bayley threw an elbow, but Charlotte got her knees up, and after overcoming interference from Sasha Banks, hit her Natural Selection on Bayley for the win.
Winner: Charlotte and Becky Lynch
Rey Mysterio vs. Gran Metalik
This was a very important opportunity for both men. For Rey Mysterio, it was a chance to prove that he “still has it,” for Gran Metalik, it was his shot to prove that he can go toe-to-toe with one of the greatest of all time.
As such, both Mysterio and Metalik struggled for dominance to start the match, neither of them able to gain much steam against the other. But Gran Metalik senton’d to the outside, right on top of Rey Mysterio, giving him the upper hand.
While Rey Mysterio stood on the second rope, Metalik lept from the third, catching Mysterio in a hurricanrana which almost won him in the match, but Rey kicked out of the pin. Mysterio came back with a wicked code red, following it up with a 619 and a frog splash for the win.
Winner: Rey Mysterio
Samoa Joe vs. Baron Corbin vs. Ricochet
King of the Ring Semi-Finals Match
To Baron Corbin’s dismay, he was forced to compete against not one, but two competitors in the semi-finals of the King of the Ring tournament, as last week’s match between Samoa Joe and Ricochet ended with both men’s shoulders on the mat.
Samoa Joe was thrown out of the ring early on, leaving Baron Corbin and Ricochet to go one-on-one, an interaction in which Ricochet came out on top. That is until Baron Corbin launched him into a ring post, momentarily taking The One and Only out.
By the time, Samoa Joe had regained his footing and pummeled both Baron Corbin and Ricochet before tossing Corbin back into the ring. Joe and Corbin traded strikes, and Samoa Joe came close to winning the match, but Ricochet flew back into the ring to keep the action going.
Baron Corbin still incapacitated, Samoa Joe and Ricochet climbed the ropes. Corbin tried to suplex Joe to the mat from behind, which Joe prevented with a nasty punch to the head. After another series of moves left all three men laid out, Samoa Joe rolled out to collect himself, leaving Ricochet to catch several big attacks from Corbin, including a Deep Six.
Corbin was milliseconds from victory when he was dragged out of the ring and into a Coquina Clutch. For reasons unknown, Ricochet didn’t like what he was seeing and hit both of them with a shooting star press from the apron, breaking the submission.
Back in the ring, Ricochet flung himself from the top rope in a 630; Joe tried to catch him, but Ricochet hit the Recoil, then climbed the ropes for another 630 attempt, which was successful. Before he could complete the pin, however, Baron Corbin jerked him out of the ring, threw him over the barricade, and took the win over an unconscious Joe.
Winner: Baron Corbin
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Lacey Evans vs. Natalya
Natalya appeared to think that Lacey Evans would be an easy win for her, but she was mistaken. While she did get the early advantage over the Southern Belle, Lacey Evans has a violent side, which she employed to the fullest against Natalya.
After trapping Natalya’s head in the apron, Lacey Evans continued to wear her down in the ring. Natalya was able to dodge Lacey’s first moonsault attempt, but Lacey responded by slamming Natalya’s head into the mat and then the turnbuckle repeatedly.
Natalya finally kicked Lacey off of her and caught her in a Sharpshooter, holding it a little longer than necessary to show Lacey who’s boss.
Firefly Fun House
Back again in the Fun House, Bray Wyatt announced that he had a special lesson planned. Rambling Rabbit came “running” into the frame, yelling about stranger danger. The stranger turned out to be Stone Cold Steve Austin, and the puppets were all very confused as to why The Fiend had allowed Steve to slip through his fingers.
Abby’s clock was even stuck at 3:16! But after screaming at them to stop, Bray fixed Abby’s clock, which now read 11:19. He said that strangers were sometimes just friends waiting to be made. But not to worry, The Fiend knows the difference. Because The Fiend never forgets.
Seth Rollins, Braun Strowman, Cedric Alexander, and The Viking Raiders vs. Dolph Ziggler, Robert Roode, and The OC
10-Man Tag Team Match
Earlier in the evening, The OC were approached by Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode, who offered their services in taking down their “common enemy,” claiming Styles and his crew knew exactly who they were talking about. This alliance, on top of the alliance made earlier in the show between Erik, Ivar, and Cedric Alexander, set up this 10-man tag match.
The apron absolutely loaded with Superstars, Dolph Ziggler and Seth Rollins kicked off the match, Rollins tagging out to give The Viking Raiders a shot at the Show-Off. Before long, all 10 men were brawling in the ring, the tussle spilling to ringside – all except poor Dolph Ziggler, who caught a vicious chokeslam from Braun Strowman.
Back from commercial, order had been restored (to the best of the referee’s ability), and Ziggler and his cronies had taken control. They had managed to isolate Cedric Alexander from the rest of his team, working together to beat him down in their corner.
When Cedric escaped, he gave the ring to Seth Rollins, and chaos ensued. Another brawl broke out, from which Rollins and Strowman were the only ones left standing, but quickly began arguing amongst themselves.
After another commercial break, Rollins wasn’t looking quite so dominant with Karl Anderson laying into him. Anderson gave Roode the ring, who nearly lost his grip on Rollins, so Ziggler tagged in, then Styles, but they couldn’t get on the same page and Rollins escaped.
Braun Strowman tagged in, but after being thrown into a ring post by AJ Styles, Erik of Viking Raiders took the lead. Erik caught a pele kick from Styles and handed the ring over to Ivar, who dove to the outside onto everyone but Cedric and Styles.
Cedric Alexander hit AJ Styles with his devastating lumbar check before The Phenomenal One knew what was happening and took the win.
To celebrate their win, Stone Cold Steve Austin ran down to share a few Steveweisers with his new friends, all of whom appeared thoroughly jacked up to be part of a beer bash. As they should be.
Winner: Cedric Alexander, The Viking Raiders, Seth Rollins, and Braun Strowman
Raw Results (September 9 2019)
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