August 21, 2017
Brooklyn, New York
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman and Braun Strowman In-Ring Segment:
Heyman has the honor and privilege of introducing the reigning, defending, undisputed Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar. Heyman never makes predictions, he delivers spoilers. There was a corporate conspiracy against Brock Lesnar and it unfolded before your eyes. It was first degree felonious assault that took Brock out of the equation. For the first time in Brock’s life, he was carted off the battlefield where three pretenders could fight it out in this ring where one of them could sneak away the Universal Champion without pinning or tapping out Brock Lesnar.
Heyman could’ve complain and kvetch about those daunting circumstances, but Brock decided to fight off the doctors. He stormed back into this ring where championships have been designed to be won or lost. Brock came back to conquer or be conquered. Heyman brings up the fact that Brock Lesnar pinned Roman Reigns. Let’s all be on the same page from this day forward.
If there is beating to be done, it will be done by Brock Lesnar. If there is victimization to be perpetrated, it will be perpetrated by Brock Lesnar. If there is conquering to do, it can only be done by Brock Lesnar. There’s not one Superstar in the WWE or UFC that can conquer the beast. Braun Strowman comes down to the ring. Strowman goes for a ChokeSlam, but Brock blocks it. Strowman drops Brock with a Big Boot. Strowman follows that with two Running PowerSlams.
First Match: Big Cass vs. Enzo Amore in a Brooklyn Street Fight
Enzo drags a cart of weapons down to the ring. Cass drop Enzo with a big right hand. Cass rolls Enzo down the ramp. Cass hits Enzo with the shopping cart. Cass whips Enzo back first into the barricade. Cass rolls Enzo back into the ring. Enzo grabs a steel chair, but Cass lands a Big Boot. Cass repeatedly hits Enzo with the chair. Cass is mauling Enzo in the corner. Enzo responds with a Jaw Breaker that has Cass staggering. Enzo is trying to grab the steel chair, but Cass gets in the way.
Cass connects with a Body Avalanche. Enzo lands a big right hand. Cass places Enzo on the top turnbuckle. Cass lands a series of clubbing blows to the back of Enzo. Cass goes for a Running Boot, but Enzo lowers the top rope which sends Cass crashing to the outside. Cass stomps on Enzo’s hand before he can grab the steel chair. Cass is favoring his knee. Cass bodyslams Enzo. Cass goes for the Empire Elbow, but his knee gives out. Cass is being attended by medical officials which forces the referee to call off the match.
Winner: Enzo Amore via Referee Stoppage
Be careful what you say, @EmmaWWE…
The Australian Superstar faces @NiaJaxWWE NEXT on #RAW! pic.twitter.com/yD9s0OcudY
— WWE (@WWE) August 22, 2017
Second Match: Emma vs. Nia Jax
Emma slaps Nia in the face. Emma fires off a series of forearm strikes. Nia responds with a Shoulder Block. Nia follows that with two elbow drops. Nia launches Emma to the corner. Nia connects with the Body Avalanche. Emma side steps Nia into the turnbuckles. Emma lands a Basement Dropkick. Nia plants Emma with the Samoan Drop to pickup the victory.
Winner: Nia Jax via Pinfall
Third Match: Elias Samson vs. R-Truth
Is @IAmEliasWWE about to find out WHAT'S UP courtesy of @RonKillings on #RAW?! pic.twitter.com/rQNkgMVk63
— WWE (@WWE) August 22, 2017
Collar and elbow tie up. Elias backs Truth into the corner. Truth lands a series of right hands. Truth plants Elias with a SpineBuster. Truth goes into the ground and pound attack. Truth follows that with the Body Avalanche. Truth drops Elias with a Single Leg Lariat. Truth is mauling Elias in the corner. Elias kicks Truth in the gut. Elias lands a clubbing blow to the back of Truth. Elias plants Truth with Drift Away to pickup the victory.
Winner: Elias Samson via Pinfall
Kurt Angle, John Cena, Roman Reigns, The Miz and Samoa Joe In-Ring Segment:
Angle promised to deliver a surprise for the WWE Universe. For the first time in over a year, please welcome back, John Cena. Why is Cena here? Angle came up to Cena during SummerSlam and ask if he wanted to come back to RAW? Immediately Cena said yes, not because Smackdown is bad, but for a long time he wanted to stand in this ring and be face to face with a certain WWE superstar. Roman Reigns comes down to the ring. Reigns is exactly who Cena was looking for. Reigns says that the only time Cena looks for him is when he runs his mouth on Twitter. Now that Cena is in The Big Dog’s Yard, the question is will he run your mouth to Reigns face? Cena didn’t come here to talk. Cena and Reigns are getting to brawl.
The Miz joins the conversation. Cena makes fun of Miz’s pronunciation of the Barclays Center. Miz says that Cena always makes a joke out of everything. Did he interrupt a moment? John Cena and Roman Reigns in the same ring at the same time. Barclays has blown the roof off the place. How many moments do Cena and Reigns get? In life, you are always told if you work hard, chip away and plug away and your moment will come. MIz is tired of waiting for his moment to come while undeserving people like Cena and Reigns get chances week after week after week.
Miz will take his moment right now while he ruins yours. Kurt Angle thinks that Raw needs an addition? Meanwhile, his Intercontinental Champion is riding the pine at SummerSlam? Does RAW need John Cena? 18,000 people are chanting no. Cena is a man of the people so he will show himself out. Miz is not done talking to Cena. It’s that smirk from Cena that pisses Miz off. Reigns calls this ring his yard, but this is Miz’s show. The WWE Universe doesn’t know whether to cheer or boo John Cena or Roman Reigns Who do you think that affects? Does it affect John Cena or Roman Reign?
It only affects Miz, the only champion in the ring. Miz deserves to be in the main event of every show. Miz has earned respect for twelve damn years. Where is his moment? Cena says that Miz deserves a moment so let’s give it to him. If Miz wants to be in the main event, why not have a history making moment? Tonight, Miz & The MizTourage takes on John Cena and Roman Reigns. That’s not a moment for Miz, it’s a moment for Cena.
Good ole John Cena wants Miz to wrestle while he’s in a three piece suit. Samoa Joe makes his way to the ring. Joe apologize, but he has a strong opinion about this situation himself. If anybody is going to be Miz’s partner, it’s not going to be The MizTourage, it’s going to be him. Joe is sick and tired of hearing Reigns come out week after week telling people that this is his yard. Joe will run his mouth straight to Reigns because one on one, he owns him. As far as Cena is concern, Joe drops Cena with a right hand. Reigns attacks The MizTourage. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment, but Joe counters with the Coquina Clutch. Reigns drops Joe with the SuperMan Punch.
Fourth Match: Rich Swann, Cedric Alexander, Mustafa Ali and Gran Metalik vs. Tony Nese, Noam Dar, Ariya Daivari and Drew Gulak
Gulak will start things off with Metalik. Collar and elbow tie up. Gulak connects with a side headlock takeover. Metalik gets back to a vertical base. Gulak drives his knee to the midsection of Metalik. Metalik goes for the HandSpring Cutter, but Gulak ducks out of the way. Metalik connects with a Flying ArmDrag. Metalik follows that with a SpringBoard Basement Dropkick. Daivari and Ali are tagged in. Daivari backs Ali into the turnbuckles. Daivari kicks Ali in the gut. Daivari is mauling Ali in the corner. Daivari goes for a Corner Spear, but Ali ducks out of the way. Ali connects with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Ali floats over into a front face lock. Ali tags in Swann.
Swann is applying pressure to the wrist of Daivari. Swann uses his athleticism to land a deep armdrag. Daivari tags in Nese. Swann leapfrogs over Nese. Swann dropkicks Nese out of the ring. Nese responds with a big haymaker. Nese is flexing in the middle of the ring. Gulak is cutting the ring in half. Swann repeatedly kicks Gulak in the jaw. Gulak is relentlessly isolating Swann in the middle of the ring.
Gulak goes for a belly to back suplex, but Swann lands back on his feet. Swann dropkicks Gulak. Nese and Alexander are tagged in. Alexander clears the ring. Alexander with a Step Up Enziguri to Nese. Alexander follows with a Corner Spear. Alexander with a SpringBoard Clothesline for a two count. Metalik tosses Gulak out of the ring. Metalik with a SpringBoard MoonSault onto Gulak and Daivari on the outside. Nese with a back slide for a two count. Alexander responds with a HandSpring Enziguri. Alexander plants Nese with the Lumbar Check to pickup the victory.
Winner: Rich Swann, Cedric Alexander, Mustafa Ali and Gran Metalik via Pinfall
Former #Cruiserweight Champion @TozawaAkira and his advisor @TitusONeilWWE have one word for @WWENeville… #RAW #205Live pic.twitter.com/fC6Q8zhpPG
— WWE (@WWE) August 22, 2017
– Tonight, Jason Jordan will go one on one against Finn Balor.
Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and The Hardy Boyz In-Ring Segment:
It feels good to be in this ring side by side with Dean Ambrose, holding up these titles. Rollins and Ambrose are back together and they’re gonna run the show. Ambrose has been wearing the title belt since he won it. He even put the belt under his pillow last night. Many people in the back didn’t believe that they would be back together, but the people believed them and they are here to party. Ambrose says that everybody is invited, except for Sheamus and Cesaro.
The Hardy Boyz comes down to the ring to interrupt Rollins and Ambrose. Jeff says that The Hardy Bozy don’t want to ruin the party before it gets started. They wanted to say congratulations. The Hardy’s know better than most that brothers fight. When they put their differences aside, it can be a beautiful thing. Matt challenge Rollins and Ambrose to a match. Rollins says that they grew up idolizing the Hardy’s. For a quarter of a century, they have revolutionized the tag team division. They want to revolutionize it tonight in Brooklyn. Rollins accepts The Hardy’s challenge, let’s get a referee and make this match official.
Fifth Match: Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose vs. The Hardy Boyz
Matt Hardy and Dean Ambrose will starts things off with a collar and elbow tie up. Ambrose applies a wrist lock. Matt reverses the hold. Ambrose applies a side headlock. Matt responds with a hammer lock. Matt lands a elbow strike across the jaw of Ambrose. Matt tags in Jeff. The Hardy’s connects with a Leg Drop/Splash Combination for a two count. Ambrose drives his knee to the midsection of Jeff. Rollins makes the blind tag. Rollins dropkicks Jeff for a two count. Jeff lands a clubbing axe handle to the back of Rollins. The Hardy’s lands a Stereo Belly to Back Suplex to Rollins for a two count. Matt applies a side headlock. Rollins drop toe holds Matt face first into the middle turnbuckle. Rollins tags in Ambrose. Ambrose connects with a sliding elbow drop. Rollins follows that with a knee drop.
Ambrose goes for the cover, but Matt kicks out at the count of two. Rollins tags himself in. Rollins goes for a SpringBoard Clothesline, but Jeff counters with a Spinning Heel Kick. Matt goes for the Twist of Fate, but Ambrose blocks it. The Shield and The Hardy’s are engaging in rockers punches. Jeff clotheslines Rollins over the top rope. Jeff follows that with a Flying Lariat off the ring apron. Jeff applies an arm-bar in the middle of the ring. Rollins drops Jeff with a enziguri. Ambrose and Matt Hardy are tagged in. Ambrose lands a series of running axe handles. Ambrose follows that with a Corner Forearm. Ambrose goes for the Running Bulldog, but Matt blocks it. Matt tosses Rollins and Ambrose out of the ring.
The Hardy’s connects with a SlingShot Poetry In Motion to the outside. Jeff rolls Ambrose back into the ring. Jeff connects with the Body Avalanche. Jeff follows that with a back elbow. Jeff goes for the Whisper In The Wind, but Rollins drags Ambrose out of the ring. Ambrose with a quick cover for a two count. Ambrose tags in Rollins. Rollins applies a front face lock. Rollins connects with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Rollins tags in Ambrose. Rollins and Ambrose are cutting the ring in half. Ambrose applies a Modified Indian Death Lock. Ambrose drops Jeff with a Hammer Lock Lariat for a two count. Ambrose tags in Rollins. Ambrose repeatedly shoves Rollins into Jeff Hardy in the corner. Rollins applies a rear chin lock. Ambrose kicks Jeff in the ribs. More frequent tags between Rollins and Ambrose.
Jeff connects with the Whisper In The Wind to Rollins and Ambrose. Jeff finally tags in Matt. Matt tosses Ambrose out of the ring. Matt lands a series of forearm strikes. Matt bounces Rollins head on every turnbuckle pad. Matt plants Rollins with the Running Bulldog for a two count. Matt follows that with a Flying Elbow Drop to the back of Rollins. Matt goes for the Side Effect, but Rollins blocks it. Twist of Fate is also blocked. Ambrose is tagged in. Rollins and Ambrose plants Matt with a SlingBlade/SpineBuster Combination for a two count. We have a stand off in the middle of the ring. Ambrose with a Basement Dropkick that sends Jeff crashing to the outside. Rollins and Ambrose connects with Stereo Suicide Dives.
Matt whips Ambrose neck off the top rope. Matt plants Rollins with a Side Effect on the ring apron. Ambrose goes for the Dirty Deeds, but Matt counters with another Side Effect for a two count. Matt goes for the MoonSault, but Ambrose gets Matt tied in the tree of woe. Ambrose and Matt are fighting for position on the top turnbuckle. Ambrose with HeadButt that sends Matt crashing to the canvas. Ambrose dives over Matt. Jeff makes the blind tag. Matt drops Ambrose with the Twist of Fate. Rollins SuperKicks Matt Hardy. Jeff tosses Rollins out of the ring. Jeff goes for the Swanton Bomb, but Ambrose gets his knees up in the air. Jeff blocks Dirty Deeds. Rollins lands a leaping V-Trigger. Ambrose finally connects with Dirty Deeds to pickup the victory.
Winner: Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose via Pinfall
– Brock Lesnar will put his Universal Championship on the line against Braun Strowman at WWE No Mercy.
Sasha Banks & Alexa Bliss In-Ring Segment:
Sasha may be from Boston but she’s left her heart in Brooklyn for the past few years. Sasha sends her well wishes to Ric Flair. The world doesn’t need is a fake goddess. There’s no goddess in WWE last night, just a legit boss. Banks plans on defending her title the right way. She doesn’t need to talk her way out of a match, she doesn’t need Nia Jax to interfere on her behalf. All Sasha needs, the fans. That’s why she’s a four time Raw Women’s Champion. Alexa Bliss comes out to interrupt Sasha.
Bliss says that Sasha has never successfully defended the title, even though she’s a four-time champion. Sasha says that everytime she’s in the ring with Bliss, she either runs away or tap out. Bliss says that none of these Brooklyn fanboys deserve to see an Alexa Bliss championship celebration. Bliss is not in the mood to break Banks’ heart. Bliss says she wants her rematch next week. Bliss will prove to world that Sasha is nothing more than a legit loser.
Sixth Match: Jason Jordan vs. Finn Balor
Collar and elbow tie up. Jordan connects with a waist lock takedown. Jordan floats over into a front facelock. Jordan gets Balor’s shoulders pin to the mat for a two count. After a standing switch exchange, Jordan lands another waist lock takedown. Jordan continues to grapple around Balor. Jordan backs Balor into the ropes. Jordan applies a side headlock. Balor leapfrogs over Jordan. Balor dropkicks Jordan. Balor kicks Jordan in the gut. Balor lands a snap mare takeover. Balor applies a rear chin lock. Jordan gets back to a vertical base. Jordan transitions into a side headlock. Balor goes for another leapfrog, but Jordan counters with a Running PowerSlam. Balor tosses Jordan out of the ring. Balor goes for the PK, but Jordan ducks out of the way. Balor repeatedly kicks the hamstring of Jordan. Jordan responds with two more waist lock takedowns.
Jordan with a elbow drop to the back of Balor for a two count. Jordan connects with a ButterFly Suplex for a two count. Jordan goes back to the front face lock. Jordan goes for another Butterfly Suplex, but Balor counters with a Back Body Drop. Balor follows that with a Basement Dropkick. Balor lands a Big Boot out of the corner. Balor chops Jordan in the chest. Balor tosses Jordan out of the ring. Balor connects with the Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Balor follows that with the PK.
Balor rolls Jordan back into the ring. Balor goes for the SlingBlade, but Jordan counters with a Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex. Jordan connects with a Corner Spear. Jordan goes for the Elevated Neck Breaker, but Balor counters with a Crossbody Block. Balor follows that with a Over Head Kick. Jordan repeatedly drives Balor back first into the turnbuckles. Balor kicks Jordan in the chest. Balor connects with the SlingBlade. Balor dropkicks Jordan into the Turnbuckles. Balor lands the Coupe De Grace to pickup the victory.
Winner: Finn Balor via Pinfall
Seventh Match: John Cena & Roman Reigns vs. The Miz & Samoa Joe w/Maryse & The MizTourage
Cena and Miz are starting things off. Cena connects with a Running BullDog. Cena is distracted by the nimrods in the crowd playing with beach balls. Joe is tagged in. Joe attacks Cena from behind. Joe lands a series of left jabs in the corner. Joe is choking Cena with his boot. Joe tags in Miz. Miz repeatedly stomps on Cena’s chest. Miz connects with a Running Boot to the face of Cena. Miz is talking smack to Reigns. Cena clotheslines Miz. Cena is conducting the wave. Miz plants Cena with a DDT for a two count. Miz is ramming his knee across the face of Cena. Miz tags in Joe. Joe and Miz are cutting the ring in half. Miz heads to the top turnbuckle. Miz with a Flying Double Axe Handle for a two count. Miz is yelling at the Brooklyn Crowd.
Miz goes for the Awesome Clothesline, but Cena ducks out of the way. Reigns and Joe are tagged in. Reigns lands a series of clotheslines. Reigns knocks Miz off the ring apron. Reigns is firing off more lariats in the corner. Reigns drops Joe with a Big Boot. Joe responds with a Uranage Slam for a two count. Joe repeatedly kicks Reigns in the back. Joe tags in Miz. Miz tosses Reigns out of the ring. Dallas clotheslines Reigns behind the referee’s back. Miz goes for the cover, but Cena kicks out at the count of two. Miz mocks Cena. Miz lands a series of IT Kicks ! Miz goes for a Leg Lariat, but Reigns counters with a SitOut PowerBomb. Joe is grounding Reigns in the middle of the ring. Joe lands a series of Mongolain Chops to the back of Reigns neck. Joe is wrenching the neck of Reigns.
Reigns lands some bodyshots to Joe. Joe responds with a Step Up Enziguri in the corner for a two count. Joe tags in Miz. Miz once again sends Reigns to the outside. Reigns connects with a Drive By to Axel. Reigns follows that with a SuperMan Punch to Dallas. Reigns lowers the top rope which sends Miz crashing to the outside. Reigns tags in Cena. Cena lands two flying shoulder tackles. Cena follows that with the spinning side slam. Cena goes for the Five Knuckle Shuffle, but Joe gets in the way. Joe locks in the Coquina Clutch. Reigns accidentally drops Cena with the SuperMan Punch. Joe dumps Reigns out of the ring. Joe goes for the Suicide Dive, but Reigns counters with the SuperMan Punch. Miz goes for the Skull Crushing Finale, but Cena counters with the Attitude Adjustment to pickup the victory.
Winner: John Cena & Roman Reigns via Pinfall
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