WWE Monday Night Raw 10/3/16…Charlotte Vs Sasha Steals The Show

WWE Monday Night Raw From Los Angeles, California              

Commentators:  Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, and Corey Graves

Tonight:  Charlotte Vs Sasha Banks for the WWE Women’s Title.  The Brian Kendrick Vs T.J. Perkins.  And an exclusive interview with Seth Rollins.

Segment Number 1:  Roman Reigns, Rusev, And Lana

Roman’s blood line has been here in WWE for a long time, but they have never been United States Champion, but Roman is THE guy.  And Lana enters.  She came out here to talk to Roman, but her husband doesn’t know.  Roman says how ya’ doin?  Lana is here to negotiate.  Her husband is challenging Roman to a United States Championship.  Roman isn’t impressed, and says Rusev is hiding behind Lana’s skirt, while Lana does all of the work.  Rusev is Lana’s husband, he is family.  Roman has zero respect for family, because he came out here, and tried to destroy her wedding celebration.  Lana tells Roman to hide that stupid smile you stupid boy.  Her husband will come out, and crush him in front of all these people, and in front of his family.  Reigns tells Lana to send for her husband and tell it to his face.  Lana says you go to hell.  But here comes Rusev.  The two men start to fight in the aisle.  Rusev sends Reigns over the barricade with his boot.  Rusev holds the United States Championship, and takes it.  Possession is 9 tenths of the law.  But Reigns from behind, with the Superman Punch, knocking out Rusev.  Reigns is taking Rusev and Lana to hell, inside Hell in a Cell.

Video:  T.J. Perkins Vs The Brian Kendrick for the WWE Cruiserweight Title.

Next:  T.J. Perkins Vs Brian Kendrick for the WWE Cruiserweght Title.

Match Number 1:  Brian Kendrick Vs T.J. Perkins (WWE Cruiserweight Champion)-Non-Title Match.

Brian Kendrick makes T.J. tap out to Captain’s Hook in what was more of a ground game, but Kendrick even hit Sliced Bread Number 2, which is a fun move.

Winner:  Brian Kendrick (By Submission)

Next:  Exclusive Interview with Seth Rollins.

Segment 3:  Exclusive Interview With Seth Rollins

Michael Cole asks Seth about what happened at Clash of the Champions.  Seth admits he got caught in the wrong position, but he still works harder than anyone.  Kevin Owens and Seth have one thing in common, being HHH’s man.  But Kevin is always at the right place, he doesn’t work half as hard as Seth.  Cole asks him how it feels to be replaced by Kevin Owens.  You can’t replace Seth Rollins.  Kevin is just a cog in the machine, like Seth was.  But now Seth has wide opens, and he will take out that cog in the machine, and it begins with taking the WWE World Title from Owens.  Cole asks him about Jericho coming out to cost Seth at Clash of Champions.  Everything was done at the right time.  And Stephanie just shows up, to send another referee.  But when Seth gets the next title shot, he will cancel The Kevin Owens Show, at any cost.

So the interview ends, and we find out tonight, Kevin Owens will respond to Seth Rollins.

October is National Cancer Month with the Susan G. Kormen, We can join the fight.

Match Number 2:  Braun Strowman Vs Chase Silver

Oh boy, another squash match.  Power slam, match is done.

Winner:  Braun Strowman (Via Pinfall)

Byron asks Braun what is next, and Braun orders Mick Foley to give him more competition.

Tonight:  Sasha Banks Vs Charlotte for WWE Women’s Title.

Segment 5:  Sasha Banks and Bayley

The Women’s Title is our main event tonight.  Sasha can’t think about that, just about becoming a 2-time Women’s Champion.  Bayley wishes her luck for tonight.  Sasha will make history by taking over the Women’s Division.  Charlotte was born in this business, but Sasha was born to be in this moment.

Next:  Kevin Owens will speak.

Royal Rumble is coming to The Alomodome, for the first time since 1997.

Confirmed:  Reigns Vs Rusev, inside Hell in a Cell.

Segment Number 6:  Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho

The WWE World Champion comes out with his best buddy, Chris Jericho.  Owens just watched that interview Seth Rollins had with Cole, and what he got from it is if Rollins was smart, he’d get some rest from those bruised ribs the doctor told him to do, but he is a stupid idiot.  He wants a rematch for the WWE World Title, but what has he done to deserve it?  He lost the match, and he has one person to blame, Kevin Owens.  Because he is standing here with the WWE Universal Championship.  Another question we may have is why Chris Jericho is standing in the ring here?  Jericho answers they are best friends.  That is true, but that’s not why Owens asked him here.  Owens brings up the ref costs Seth the match, so Owens asks Jericho to be the special guest ref, if Seth gets the title rematch.  Jericho agrees to it, but he proposes after winning their big match over Enzo and Cass, they should go after the WWE Tag Team Titles.  Owens agrees they are a great tag team, but he says Cesaro and Sheamus are Number One Contenders, so they wouldn’t get Tag Title shots anyway.  Jericho counters, they can win against New Day, then go after Tag Titles.  Besides, Sheamus and Cesaro aren’t best friends anyway.  Owens says he is busy being WWE Universal Champion, and Jericho brings up it’s not like he is asking for Universal Title shot.  Owens pauses, but agrees to this, and that leads to…..

OHHHHHHH L.A. IT’S TIME TO STAND UP AND CLAP FOR YOUR WORLD FAMOUS 2-TIME WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS….IT’S A NEW DAY, YES IT IS.

They bring up friendship, nobody has friendship like New Day.  Kofi just made the list.  Big E. starts singing, and he suggests they have a champion huddle.  Owens can get involved, but not Jericho.  He’s not a champion.  Jericho confirms Big E. has made the list.  Xavier laughs about this, and he just made the list.  Champion huddle, and Owens talks about how they promote kids to eat questionable things.  They also jumped the shark earlier about 7 months ago.  Xavier answers they don’t swim, and Kevin hasn’t jumped anything in years.  Xavier made the list again.  Xavier accepts their challenge, and says they will never be the WWE Tag Team Champions, because New Day Rocks!!

Earlier Tonight:  Cesaro and Sheamus arguing, and Charlotte Vs Sasha.

Confirmed:  The New Day Vs Jeri-KO, tonight.

Match Number 3:  Sami Zayn Vs Titus O’Neil

Zayn picks up the victory with a Helluva Kick, knocking out Titus.  His brand is not off to a good start.

Winner:  Sami Zayn (Via Pinfall)

Segment Number 8:  Sheamus, Cesaro, and Mick Foley

They are still arguing, and Foley challenges them to get on the same page, and prove him right.

Next:  Gallows And Anderson Are In Action

Match Number 4:  Gallows and Anderson Vs The Golden Truth

Complete domination here, that ends with Magic Killer.  Gallows pins R-Truth.  They attack Goldust, and hits Magic Killer for good measure.

Winners:  Gallows and Anderson (Via Pinfall)

Segment Number 10:  Jeri-KO, Ashton Kutcher, and Danny Masterson.

Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson greet Jericho and Owens.  They take a look at THE list.  Ashton calls he and Danny brothers.  Jericho says they should be Siamese twins.  Owens leaves.  Ashton warns Jericho they will be at ringside for their match against New Day.  Jericho tells them they better stay out of their business, or they will get….he disappears, and reappears, IT….

Segment Number 11:  Susan G. Komen Plug with Enzo and Cass.

Enzo and Cass are with former Cancer patients.  This year marks the 5th year WWE and Susan G. Komen teamed up to fight with Breast Cancer.  These women are Breast Cancer survivors, and they are awarded the Women’s Championship.  Very classy.  They are not S.A.W.F.T.

Tonight:  Sasha Vs Charlotte for Women’s Title.

Next:  The New Day Vs Jeri-KO

Match Number 5:  The New Day (WWE Tag Team Champions) Vs Jeri-KO

Seth Rollins came out to watch this, while Ashton and Danny were commentating.  New Day picks up the win, when Xavier hits Midnight Hour, pinning Jericho.  Owens leaves his friend from behind.

Winners:  The New Day Via Pinfall.

Rollins comes into the ring, and gives Jericho a Pedigree, with Owens not coming to the ring.

Earlier Tonight:  Rusev and Reigns.

At Hell in a Cell, it’s Rusev Vs Reigns inside Hell in a Cell, for the United States Title.

Segment Number 13:  Backstage Interview with Charlotte and Dana Brooke.

The idiot Tom Phillips asks a stupid question to Charlotte, any butterflies over her match tonight.  Charlotte tells us she is the most dominant woman in the business, and she will prove that once again.  She was born in this business, and she will take Sasha, and be history.

Next:  Rich Swann Vs Tony Nese

Video:  Rich Swann

Segment Number 14:  Stephanie McMahon and Seth Rollins

Seth is not medically cleared yet, he never should have been in the ring.  Stephanie admits Rollins is all alone for the first time his WWE career.  No Shield, no Authority.  And he will find out he is replaceable, just like everybody else.  You don’t get it, Rollins stopped listening the night HHH stabbed Rollins in the back.  It’s the second biggest mistake he ever done.  What’s the first?  Marrying Steph.  Ouch!!  If she doesn’t give Seth his title rematch, he will make her life a living hell, and he will take care of her, Owens, and Chris Jericho.

Match Number 6:  Rich Swann Vs Tony Nese

Tony picks up the win with a Pump Handle Michinoku Driver, and pinned Swann.

Winner:  Tony Nese (Via Pinfall)

Hispanic Heritage Month Video:  Mil Mascaras, oddly enough no mention of Mil Mascaras being Alberto Del Rio’s uncle.

Next:  Cesaro and Sheamus in tag action

Video:  The Makeover from Emma to Emmalution is coming soon.

Match Number 7:  Cesaro and Sheamus Vs Raul White and Mark Canary

Sheamus and Cesaro still can’t get along, Sheamus hit 2 Brogue Kicks, while Cesaro nails a leaping DDT on one of the guys.

Winners:  Cesaro and Sheamus (Via Pinfall)

Next:  Sasha Vs Charlotte for WWE Women’s Title.

Live From:  Staples Center in Los Angeles, California

Video:  Sasha Banks Vs Charlotte

Segment Number 18:  Backstage segment with Charlotte, Dana Brooke, and Bayley

Charlotte makes fun of Bayley, saying one day she can maybe grow up, and have a title match against Charlotte.  Charlotte walks away, Dana Brooke gets into Bayley’s face, and Bayley shoves Dana into the platform, hurting her knee.

Match Number 8:  Sasha Banks Vs Charlotte (WWE Women’s Champion) WWE Women’s Title Match

What a match, these two shared the spotlight, including Charlotte doing a back flip that speaks volumes, please check it out when you can.  Sasha wins the match, making Charlotte tap out to the Bank Statement.  Sasha becomes a 2-time Women’s Champion, and Charlotte is irate.  The show ends here.

Winner:  (And New WWE Women’s Champion) Sasha Banks

Kevin’s Thoughts:

What a great main event, the show was okay.  It had its good moments, and bad, but the main event was incredible.  A physical match where the ending sequence needs to be seen by everyone reading this.  Just a great ending to the show.  It’s on the List of Gillman.

Quick Match Results:

Brian Kendrick def. TJ Perkins (non-title)

-Braun Strowman def. Chase Silver

-Sami Zayn def. Titus O’Neil

-Gallows and Anderson def. The Golden Truth

-The New Day def. Jeri-KO (non-title)

-Rich Swann Vs Tony Nese

-Cesaro and Sheamus Vs Raul White and Mark Canary

-Sasha Banks def Charlotte (WWE Women’s Title match)

 

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WWE Raw 5/31/10…That Wrestling Show

In honor of Ashton Kutcher, who is the guest host tonight, a big WWE fan himself so that should be fun. What will happen tonight? Let’s “Burn Down The Ground” and find out.

Whoa, we start off with Edge beating up Evan Bourne.  Apparently, Evan spoke out how this is his opportunity and he is making it happen.  Evan actually does some high flying with some kicks.   Evan goes up for Air Bourne, but he misses, and now Edge is setting him up for a spear.  He nails it.  Edge grabs the mic and he said what just happened to Evan will happen at Fatal 4Way.  No matter what he does, no matter how many times he shows off his dominance, people like Evan Bourne disrespects him, he is nothing like his 3 opponents.  John Cena is the superhero, he is the strongest Wrestler in the industry, Sheamus will do whatever it takes to bulldoze his opponents.  But that leaves “The Viper”, who strikes at a moment’s notice.  Edge tries to get the fans to chant RKO, but then he says the fans are sheep.  He will prove everyone wrong at the PPV when he becomes a 10 time WWE champion.

Now comes The Viper, who charges in the ring and stares down Edge.  Edge said that Randy comes down to the ring, thinking he will do something to him, but both he and Edge know that won’t happen.  Because Randy isn’t 100%.  He did his homework, if he makes it to the PPV, he will hurt Randy.  He’s not kidding, so Randy gives him the RKO and favors his shoulder.  He goes to the ropes and poses for the crowd.  I love this segment.

Tonight in the main event a tag team match between the 4 opponents at Fatal 4Way.  John Cena and Randy Orton take on Edge and Sheamus.

Ashton Kutcher is next.

Ashton Kutcher is backstage, apparently Zack Ryder is talking trash to him on Twitter.  Eve greets him and he seems upset that Zack is doing that.  She asked him what is he going to do about it?  He said he is going to put a hit on Zack.  It could be anyone, a wrestler, a referee, even him.  The Miz comes over and he wanted to know why Ashton wanted to see him?  Does he want him to star with him at The Killers Part 2.  Ashton said he talked with Bret Hart and they signed Daniel Bryan to a 1 day contract and they are going to have a match tonight.  Wow, talk about hot shotting something.  Then Ashton and Miz gets into an argument, you don’t want him to use the “Farmhand”

R-Truth comes out and his opponent is Chris Jericho.  R-Truth wins with a small package.  He countered a Walls of Jericho with a roll up to win the match.  I don’t necessarily agree with that, but it seems they are planting the seeds of Jericho doubting himself.  He looks like he is about to break down and cry over losing.  Not one of my favorite matches, but whatever.

They are showing clips of what happened last week when Batista quit and Bret Hart was named GM of Raw.

Zack Ryder is now backstage talking with the GM, he said he is watching him Hitman.  The Hart Dynasty comes in and is talking about the 3 people who attacked them last week.  They are the Usos, Rikishi’s kids and the woman is Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka’s daughter.  He said he can’t play favorites, so they will have to handle their own business.

Eve and Santino come out for a mixed tag match next.  Their opponents are Maryse and William Regal.  Santino entertains us with his mic work and calls Regal’s music “Darth Vader” he is trying to persuade Vladimir Koslov to join him and even said Eve has agreed to “make love to him” but then he quickly changes that Eve would “love” it if Vladmir is Santino’s tag team partner.  Off with the match.

They did the usual spot with the divas rolling over the ref and Vladmir came in and gave Regal The Iron Curtain and left, so Eve and Santino won the match.  The makings of a great tag team.

Now we get a nice video dedicated today’s episode to the soldiers who are fighting or who have served our nation.  Amen, God Bless the troops.  They are the real heroes.

Our new Raw GM, Bret “The Hitman” Hart comes out to greet the crowd.  Bret tells us he is having fun this week as GM and next week will be real special, all the superstars of Raw and Smackdown will be together.  A 3 hour episode next week, starting at 8:00.  Out comes “The Fortunate Son” Ted Dibiase with the REAL Virgil, looking dapper that the REAL Virgil can look.  If they are truly taking ideas from the Wrestlers, then Ted wants to be the GM and he is willing to pay him whatever he wants to be GM of the night.  He said his father knows Bret very well, and Ted said “Everybody has a price” and so does Bret.  Ted says the reason Bret came back to WWE is because he needs money, and Ted can achieve those dreams, so name your price.  Ashton Kutcher interrupts on the screen, and he says he has an idea…next week they do a first ever Raw Viewers Choice, where the fans pick the matches and stipulations.  Bret agrees, so next week, it will be a Viewer’s Choice night.  Oh good gravy….HERE COMES VINCE!!!

This is Vince’s first appearance since his Wrestlemania beatdown.  Vince now does a comparison of let’s hear for Vince….let’s hear for Bret.  He says Bret looks 10 years older than the last time he saw him, and he looks great.  He asks Bret how many times Bret hit him with a chair?  Bret says 18…he counted.  The crowd then chants “You tapped out” and he said he must have had that aggression out of his system because Bret accepted the position of GM.  But Vince asks why he offered Bret the job?  He says that Bret has to make some unpopular choices down the road, he has to treat the fans as “children” which means you have to make the right decision for WWE rather than the fans.  He even asked him if he could take the fans booing him, he said yes.  He also wanted to say good luck to Bret, Vince thinks it’s a fantastic story to have a guy admonish from the show 13 years ago, and now he is back as a GM, and he is hoping his “story” as GM has a happy ending. 

Now Zack is asking Randy Orton why Ashton didn’t ask Randy to take him out and Randy said if he did, he wouldn’t be having this conversation.  Randy is leaning against the wall and Edge rams the door shut, hurting Randy’s shoulder, so he might be out.

They just showed what happened with Edge attacked Randy’s shoulder and they speculate as to if he can wrestle tonight. 

The Miz Vs Daniel Bryan and we now get a “Michael Cole heel turn” and now the match starts.  Well, Daniel Bryan won the match, and it was very short.  The story here though was Michael Cole being a part of this.  Apparently he hates the fact that Daniel doesn’t have a TV, he also hates the fact that he is a vegetarian and he said “go back to the independents” well Michael, at least he has 10 years of experience and has paid his dues.  What has Michael done to get his job in WWE?  He will never be a Jim Ross, and quite frankly won’t even be a Todd Pettingill.  So after the match, Miz attacks Daniel and takes him outside, tried to get him to apologize to Cole, but Daniel reverses it and shoves Miz right into Michael Cole.  Very funny.

 Michael is now acting like a wimp, saying he was “assaulted” twice in a week. 

The Usos are out there now and they say the whole world is trippin’ because they want to know who they are.  Wow, they do look like The Rock, you can tell they are related.  They say their blood goes all the way deep and they aren’t the stereotype Samoans, they are in our universities, they are taking our scholarships and The Harts were at the wrong place, at the wrong time.  They say the respect where the Harts come from, but they have the respect their family doesn’t have.  I disagree with that right there.  Snuka’s daughter said that his father was put “in the corner” of the first Wrestlemania.  Yes, but he still got a cut of the money.  They said they were born and created for one purpose…dominate.

The Hart Dynasty come out and we are ready for a fight.

The Harts come out fighting, but the heels get the upper hand with an awesome Samoa drop and then all 3 climbed up on the ropes to give them the splash.  Incredible.

They then show a review of what happened tonight with Edge and Orton and it seems Randy won’t wrestle, so who will be Cena’s partner?

They showed a clip from the upcoming “Killers” movie which looks good.  Now Zack Ryder comes out.  He said he is not going to wait to get jumped, he is coming out to the ring and demanding Ashton to tell him who got the hit.  Ashton says you want to know?  Jerry Lawler comes in with a chair, thinking it’s him.  But it’s not, it’s The Great Khali.  I would have had Stone Cold Steve Austin, but okay.

It’s not Khali…Goldust comes out, but it’s not him either.  Zack apologizes to Ashton and he says he wants to know who it is.  Ashton says you will never see it coming, Alicia grabs the mic and says she is tired of this and drops the mic, but Alicia Fox gives him the Scissor Kick, and this is out to absolute silence.

Sheamus confronts Edge and says he is right, he is a bulldozer, but Edge tells him they should team up and hurt Cena, and Sheamus agrees, but if he attacks him, Sheamus will hurt Edge.  Main event match is next.

WWE Classic On Demand this week present a loving tribute to JYD, he died in a car crash back in 1998, and he truly is missed, but he was one of a kind.

Next week on Raw, the cast of A-Team will be there, I wonder if Rampage Quintin Jackson will bring up how he got beat this weekend by Rashad Evans?  Probably not.

 So will John Cena’s tag team partner be?  Evan Bourne

Evan and John Cena won their match.  Evan got to truly shine here in this match, which is very refreshing to see.  Evan even got to do Air Bourne on Sheamus and pinned him.  A very good match and a feel good moment tonight.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

A much better show tonight than last week, we got to actually see a young WWE Wrestler be elevated right before our very own eyes.  Evan is very over with the crowd, so over in fact that he was drafted to Raw last summer, but they did absolutely nothing with him….until now.  The question is where does he go from here?  Do they move him back in the middle of the pack or do they truly give him the push and have him win a title?  Time will tell, but so far so good.

But the guest host concept is done, there is no point to it anymore now that Raw has a GM.  All Ashton did was stay backstage, the guy was a freaking producer of one of the most successful cable shows in some time in Punk’d, couldn’t you, I don’t know, do something more creative with him?

I liked seeing Vince come out and sort of plant the seed that down the road, Bret will have to make an unpopular decision, I am curious to see what happens.

Orton still not working makes me wonder if he’s going to do the match at the PPV.  My guess is no, but I also would start an angle to prepare without him.  Would they put Evan in there on the basis of the crowd reaction?

I hated Bryan-Miz match because the way they started it a few weeks ago, I was hoping they would build it up more, and what was with the whole idea of Bret giving him a 1 day contract?  Why?  And did their first match have to be 3 minutes long?  REALLY?

I loved seeing the Usos come out and give the Hart Dynasty another beatdown, their mic work needs some work, but they have charisma and can pull off the moves, so I like them getting the shot.

Next week will be a 3 hour show, and we’ll see how “Fan interactive” it is.  Speaking of that, did they even explain how that will work?  Regardless, a much better episode this week.  Comments?

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