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WWE Raw Results – August 28, 2017

WWE RAW
August 28, 2017
FedEx Forum
Memphis, Tennessee

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The Miz & Kurt Angle In-Ring Segment: 

Kurt Angle immediately comes out on the stage to interrupt Miz. Miz feels that the Intercontinental Title has been diminished? Angle understands that the title wasn’t defended at SummerSlam, but there will be a title match at No Mercy. Miz goes over the definition of the word respect.

It’s disrespectful to Miz when Angle interrupts him. The IC Title is disrespected when there are no challengers.  Angle announces that The Miz will put his Intercontinental Title on the line next week. The Number One Contender will be crowned in a 15 Man Over The Top Rope Battle Royal which starts, right now. Oh, it’s true, it’s damn true.

First Match: Finn Balor vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy vs. Curtis Axel vs. Bo Dallas vs. The Big Show vs. Kalisto vs. R-Truth vs. Elias Samson vs. Jason Jordan vs. Goldust vs. Karl Anderson vs. Luke Gallows vs. Curt Hawkins vs. Apollo Crews in a 15 Man Over The Top Rope Battle Royal. The Winner Will Become The Number One Contender To The WWE Intercontinental Championship 

Hawkins is immediately tossed out of the ring. Curt Hawkins is officially eliminated. Big Show is getting molly whopped in the corner. Show lands a series of clotheslines. Show slaps Kalisto in the chest. Show launches Kalisto out of the ring. Kalisto is officially eliminated. Jordan lands a clubbing blow to the back of Goldust. The Hardys are double teaming Gallow. Show slaps Crews in the chest. Elias suffers the same fate. The MizTourage is brawling Truth and Goldust. Anderson applies a Sleeper Hold. Gallows lands a Big Boot. Gallows, Anderson and Balor tosses Show out of the ring. Big Show is officially eliminated. Samson blindsides Balor. Jordan places Jeff Hardy on the top turnbuckle. Matt repeatedly bounces Gallows head on the top turnbuckle.

Balor lands a Basement Dropkick to Samson. The MizTourage tosses Truth out of the ring. R-Truth is officially eliminated. Goldust is trying to kick Jordan out of the ring. Balor is hanging on for dear life on the bottom rope. Balor lands a series of right hands. The MizTourage are double teaming Jordan. Anderson connects with a Neck Breaker to Goldust. Goldust launches Anderson to the ring apron. Gallows lands a SuperKick that sends Goldust crashing to the outside. Goldust is officially eliminated. Axe repeatedly stomps on Balor chest. Crews goes for a SpringBoard Shoulder Block, but Samson counters with a HeadButt that sends him crashing to the outside. Apollo Crews is officially eliminated. The Hardys connects with a Double Vertical Suplex to Gallows.

Matt Hardy goes for the Twist of Fate, but Gallows counters with a uppercut. Matt lowers the top rope which sends Gallows tumbling to the outside. Luke Gallows is officially eliminated. Anderson and Matt are trading back and forth shots on the ring apron. Anderson blocks the Twist of Fate. Matt whips Anderson back first into the steel ring post. Karl Anderson is officially eliminated. Luke Gallows who was already eliminated drags Matt Hardy off the ring apron. Matt Hardy is officially eliminated. Gallows and Anderson are destroying Matt on the outside. Miz attacks Jeff Hardy and Balor behind the referee’s back. Axel is choking Balor with his boot. Balor connects with an Enziguri from the ring apron.

Balor follows that with a Running Basement Dropkick. Balor and Samson are trading back and forth shots. Dallas goes for a Sunset Flip, but Balor counters with another Basement Dropkick. Balor plants Jordan with the SlingBlade. Balor engages in a stare off with Jeff Hardy. Jeff connects with an Atomic Drop. Jeff follows that with a Double Dropkick. Jeff goes for the Twist of Fate, but Balor counters with the SlingBlade. Balor dropkicks Jeff Hardy into the turnbuckles. Bray Wyatt from out of nowhere tosses Balor out of the ring. Finn Balor is officially eliminated. Jordan connects with a Double Spear to The MizTourage. Jordan follows that with a Belly to Belly Suplex to Jeff. Jordan tosses The MizTourage and Samson out of the ring. MizTourage and Elias Samson is officially eliminated. Jeff Hardy from behind sends Jordan crashing to the outside to pickup the victory.

Winner: Jeff Hardy 

– Alexa Bliss is being interviewed by Charly Caruso. What is Alexa Bliss strategy for tonight’s championship rematch with Sasha Banks? Bliss strategy is to win. Is Sahsa Banks a great champion? Sasha has never ever successfully defended the Raw Women’s Title. History will repeat itself tonight. Bliss will expose the Legit Boss for what she really is. There’s a certain anticipation in the air tonight. The WWE Universe is ready to celebrate their goddess tonight. Tonight, the Goddess of WWE reclaims her throne.

Second Match: Enzo Amore vs. Noam Dar 

Collar and elbow tie up. Dar starts grappling around Enzo. Dar is applying pressure to the wrist of Enzo. Enzo runs to the top rope to create separation. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Enzo applies a wrist lock. Dar drops Enzo with a right hand. Dar follows that with a soccer style kick. Dar connects with the Arm Ringer. Dar applies an armbar. Dar goes for the cover, but Enzo kicks out at the count of one. Dar is mauling Enzo in the corner. Enzo responds with a series of

Dar connects with the Arm Ringer. Dar goes for the cover, but Enzo kicks out at the count of one. Dar is mauling Enzo in the corner. Enzo responds with a series of bodyshots. Enzo is distracted by the referee. Dar drop toe holds Enzo into the middle turnbuckle. Dar repeatedly kicks Enzo in the chest. Enzo connects with Eat Defeat to pickup the victory.

Winner: Enzo Amore via Pinfall 

– Neville is being interviewed by Charly Caruso. Neville calls Enzo a charismatic dynamo. If that weasel is supposed to be competition for him, he’ll be CruiserWeight Champion forever.

Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman In-Ring Segment:  

If you thought they would come out and sing the blues in Memphis, especially about Braun Strowman, Paul Heyman grants the entire WWE Universe immunity for the wrongful assumption of Brock’s character. They’re here to sing the praises of Braun Strowman. Strowman is the most worthy contender for Brock’s title in all of WWE. SummerSlam was an historic night for both Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman. Strowman PowerSlamed Brock through two tables.

Then, without the assistance of the other two people in the match, where The Beast successfully defended the title. Strowman asserted himself last week on Raw and he got up in the face of the conqueror. Heyman doesn’t believe in monsters, but he believes that Braun Strowman is one of them. Strowman can raise that title when he’s monster enough to take that title from Brock Lesnar.

Sunday, September 24, 2017, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, at No Mercy, Braun Strowman gets his chance to face Brock Lesnar for the Universal Title. Brock Lesnar was not going to duck you. Brock ducks no man and he ducks no monster. Will Brock hunt Braun down? Brock snatches the mic away from Heyman. Brock says that he’s bringing Strowman to Suplex City, Bitch.

Third Match: Seth Rollins w/Dean Ambrose vs. Cesaro w/Sheamus 

Collar and elbow tie up. Cesaro drops Rollins with a shoulder tackle. Cesaro is posing in the middle of the ring. Cesaro applies a side headlock. Rollins leapfrogs over Cesaro. Rollins monkey flips Cesaro out of the ring. Cesaro whips Rollins face off the top rope. Rollins lands a series of knife edge chops. Rollins follows that with a Running Boot to the chest of Cesaro. Rollins connects with a Standing MoonSault for a two count. Rollins repeatedly stomps on Cesaro chest in the corner. Cesaro drives Rollins face to the top turnbuckle. Cesaro tosses Rollins out of the ring.

Sheamus is trying to cheap shot Rollins, but Ambrose gets in the way. Sheamus is retreating from Ambrose and Rollins. Rollins goes into a Corner Mount. Cesaro plants Rollins with a Tilt-A-Whirl Back Breaker. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Rollins connects with a jaw breaker. Cesaro responds with a Press Slam. Cesaro follows that with a Leaping Leg Drop for a two count. Cesaro connects with back to back Gut Wrench Suplex’s to Rollins for a two count. Cesaro fires up with a series of short-arm lariats.

Cesaro goes for the cover, but Rollins kicks out at the count of one. Rollins lands back elbow strike in the corner. Cesaro bodyslams Rollins. Cesaro goes for a Flying Crossbody Block, but Rollins counters with a rollup for a two count. Rollins lands an enziguri that has Cesaro staggering. Rollins is teeing off on Cesaro. Rollins connects with the SlingBlade. Cesaro places Rollins on the top turnbuckle. Rollins drops Cesaro with the Block Buster. Cesaro responds with a Running Uppercut Strike. Cesaro goes for a SuperPlex, but Rollins counters with a Buckle Bomb. Rollins goes for the Frog Splash, but he’s distracted by Sheamus. Ambrose starts brawling with Sheamus on the outside. Cesaro from behind drops Rollins with a Running European Uppercut to pickup the victory.

Winner: Cesaro via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Dean Ambrose w/Seth Rollins vs. Sheamus w/Cesaro 

Sheamus lands a series of haymakers immediately after the bell rings. Ambrose connects with a Big Boot. Ambrose is lighting up Sheamus chest in the corner. Sheamus shoves Ambrose into the canvas. Ambrose clotheslines Sheamus out of the ring. Sheamus whips Ambrose back first into the ringside barricade. Sheamus and Ambrose are fighting for position on the top turnbuckle. Ambrose with a HeadButt that sends Sheamus crashing into the canvas. Ambrose goes for a Flying Elbow Drop, but Sheamus counters with the Irish Curse Back Breaker for a two count. Sheamus gets Ambrose trapped in the Stretch Muffler.

Ambrose uses his core strength to escape the Stretch Muffler. Sheamus plants Ambrose with a SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Sheamus locks in the Texas CloverLeaf, but Ambrose crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Sheamus connects with Ten Beats to the chest of Ambrose. Ambrose responds with the Tornado DDT. Ambrose connects with a chop/combination to Sheamus. Ambrose drops Sheamus with a Running Clothesline. Ambrose goes for a Running Forearm Strike, but Sheamus counters with a Big Boot. Ambrose responds with a Swinging Neck Breaker for a two count. Ambrose goes for a Snap Suplex, but Sheamus blocks it.

Ambrose drives his knee to the midsection of Sheamus. Sheamus launches Ambrose to the ring apron. Sheamus plants Ambrose with an Avalanche Rolling Senton for a two count. Sheamus goes for the Brogue Kick, but Ambrose ducks out of the way. Sheamus lands a knee lift. Ambrose responds with a Lunatic Lariat. Rollins knocks Cesaro off the ring apron. Cesaro is distracted by the referee. Sheamus goes for the White Noise, but Rollins counters with a SpringBoard Knee Strike. Rollins follows that with a Suicide Dive to Cesaro. Ambrose plants Sheamus with Dirty Deeds to pickup the victory.

Winner: Dean Ambrose via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Emma vs. Mickie James 

Collar and elbow tie up. Emma applies a wrist lock. Emma drives Mickie’s head to the canvas. Mickie responds with a dropkick. Mickie lands a spinning heel kick to the midsection of Emma. Mickie follows that with a Running Crossbody Block. Emma lands a series of right hands.

Mickie connects with a Neck Breaker for a two count. Mickie drives her knee into the midsection of Emma. Mickie and Emma are trading back and forth shots. Mickie goes for a Sunset Flip, but Emma counters with a Jack Knife Cover to pickup the victory. After the match, Emma continues to say that she started the Women’s Revolution.

Winner: Emma via Pinfall 

John Cena & Roman Reigns WWE No Mercy Contract Signing 

Kurt Angle introduces John Cena and Roman Reigns. This match is WrestleMania worthy but it’s going to happen at No Mercy. This is the reason why John Cena came to Raw. To be in the ring with the person who says he runs the yard.  Ever since Roman Reigns set foot into the ring, he’s the blue chip prospect who has been protected by everyone. Cena has been through a whole heck of a lot gets zero protection from.  That’s why Cena wants to fight Roman Reigns. Reigns makes his way to down to the ring.  Reigns wants to get this right.  He’s scared to fight Cena? Is that what’s in Cena’s head? 

No one has ever told Cena this, but he’s not as big as he thinks he is.Reigns doesn’t care what Cena has done or plans to do.  Reigns talks about retiring The Undertaker at WrestleMania. Maybe it’s not that he doesn’t want to fight Cena, he doesn’t need to fight him.

Everyone knows that Reigns is the big dog in the back. Cena is a polarizing figure. Some people want him to have a heel turn. With Reigns, it’s different.  Cena calls Reigns a cheap ass corporate made John Cena bootleg. Reigns is not the guy, he’s just a guy who’s desperate to fill shoes he can’t.  Cena is not the Undertaker. He’s not a broken down man with a bad hip. He’s at his best right now. If Reigns signs the contract, his empire will go up in smoke. Reigns says that Cena is the master of spinning things..You boo Cena because you want him to be a bad guy? They boo Cena because he sucks. Reigns calls Cena a fake part time bitch. Reigns grinds every single week, so Cena can just hop on the Today Show. Maybe Cena will go to a WWE show if they pay him enough.

Cena will come out his shovel and bury as much young talent as he can. That’s how Cena stays on top of the mountain. Reigns calls Cena a backstabbing shark. Cena can’t bury Reigns because he’s the only person in WWE that John Cena can’t see. Why does he want to lessen himself or his legacy to be the next John Cena?  Cena says that Roman Reigns is a fool.  Reigns is just like everybody else. It took Reigns five years to cut a halfway decent promo, but now he’s going to shrink him down to size. Everyone thinks that Cena has this magical golden shovel to keep everyone down.  Cena hasn’t main evented a WrestleMania in 5 years. 

He was the opening match at SummerSlam. Cena was honored to hold the US Title to help introduce new talent into the WWE like AJ Styles and Kevin Owens. Reigns took the US title as a demotion. Cena is still here because Reigns can’t do his job. There’s only one rule, step up or step aside. Reigns should be ashamed that Cena is a part timer. Cena is better at being a part time than Reigns being a full timer. Reigns officially signs the contract. Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows comes out to interrupt this contract signing. Gallows doesn’t think there’s enough room in this arena for their egos. Roman Reigns and John Cena are not good brothers, so they need to be taught a lesson by a few good brothers. They’re going to beat up a couple of nerds. 

Sixth Match: Roman Reigns & John Cena vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson 

Gallows and Cena will start things off. Gallows connects with a Body Avalanche. Cena side steps Gallows into the turnbuckles. Cena lands two flying shoulder tackles. Cena follows that with the Spinning Side Slam. Cena is showing off in the middle of the ring. Cena connects with back to back five knuckle shuffles. Gallows drops Cena with a Big Boot. Gallows is mauling Cena in the corner. Anderson is attacking Cena behind the referee’s back. Gallows plants Cena with a Vertical Suplex. Gallows follows that with a Leg Drop for a two count. Gallows applies a rear chin lock.

Cena gets back to a vertical base. Gallows transitions into a side headlock. Cena knocks Anderson off the ring apron. Gallows clotheslines Cena. Gallows tags in Anderson. Anderson lands a series of knee drops. Anderson goes back to the rear chin lock. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment, but Anderson counters with the SpineBuster for a two count. Gallows and Anderson are cutting the ring in half.

Gallows lands a series of Elbow Drops. Gallows goes for a Running Elbow Drop, but Cena ducks out of the way. Reigns and Anderson are tagged in. Reigns clotheslines Anderson. Reigns follows that with a Leaping Lariat to Gallows. Reigns lands a series of short-arm lariats in the corner. Reigns connects with the Drive By to Gallows. Reigns drops Anderson with a Big Boot. Anderson rolls Reigns over for a two count. Reigns lands back to back SuperMan Punches. Cena drops Gallows with the Attitude Adjustment. Reigns Spears Anderson to pickup the victory.

Winner: Roman Reigns & John Cena via Pinfall 

– Tomorrow night on WWE 205 Live, Enzo Amore, Cedric Alexander and Gran Metalik will take on Tony Nese, Drew Gulak and Noam Dar 

– Next week on RAW, The Miz will put his WWE Intercontinental Title on the line against Jeff Hardy. 

Seventh Match: Sasha Banks (c) vs. Alexa Bliss for the WWE Raw Women’s Championship 

Bliss rolls Sasha over for a two count. Bliss drives Sasha head to the canvas. Bliss with a rolling crucifix for a two count. Sasha goes for the Bank Statement, but Bliss immediately escapes. Sasha repeatedly stomps on Bliss chest. Sasha connects with the arm ringer. Sasha applies an armbar. Sasha drives her knee to the shoulder of Bliss. Sasha continues to apply pressure to the shoulder of Bliss. Sasha dropkicks Bliss out of the ring. Bliss is regaining stamina in the ringside area. Sasha lands a clubbing blow to the back of Bliss. Bliss retreats to the outside. Sasha connects with a Flying Double Knee Strike to the corner. Bliss drives Sasha head to the canvas. Bliss is applying pressure to Sasha’s back. Sasha kicks Bliss in the face. Sasha sends

Sasha kicks Bliss in the face. Sasha sends Bliss face first into the turnbuckles. Sasha lands a series of clotheslines. Sasha follows that with a knee strike. Sasha goes for a Running Double Knee Strike, but Bliss ducks out of the way. Bliss misses on the Flying Crossbody Block. Sasha goes for a sunset flip, but Bliss counters with a jack knife cover for a two count. Bliss drops Sasha with a massive forearm shot. Bliss plants Sasha with a Sunset Flip PowerBomb for a two count. Bliss goes into a ground and pound attack.

Bliss connects with a Standing MoonSault. Sasha responds with a Shining Wizard for a two count. Sasha drives Bliss back first into the turnbuckles. Sasha kicks Bliss in the ribs. Sasha connects with a Running Double Knee Strike. Bliss and Sasha are fighting for position on the top turnbuckle. Bliss plants Sasha with a SuperPlex. Sasha locks in the Bank Statement. Bliss gets Sasha shoulders pin to the mat for a two count. Bliss plants Sasha with a DDT to pickup the victory. After the match, Nia Jax drops Sasha with a Body Avalanche. Nia drops Bliss with an Electric Chair Slam to end the show.

Winner: New WWE Raw Women’s Champion, Alexa Bliss via Pinfall 

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