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WWE Raw Results – September 18, 2017

WWE RAW
September 18, 2017
SAP Center
San Jose, California

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– In Memory of WWE Hall of Famer, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan. 

Kurt Angle, The Miz and Jason Jordan In-Ring Segment: 

Angle welcomes the San Jose crowd to Monday Night Raw. We’re six days away from the No Mercy PPV. There’s two matches that are WrestleMania worthy. John Cena versus Roman Reigns. Two icons that don’t like each other. Also, Brock Lesnar will put his Universal Title on the line agains the Monster Among Men, Braun Strowman.  The Miz comes down to the ring with The MizTourage. Angle congratulates Miz for becoming a father. Miz wants Angle to save his well wishes.  He’s sick of being looked over again. Angle is hyping up No Mercy, but he’s doing it without his biggest star. This will be the Second Consecutive PPV where the Intercontinental Title wasn’t defended.

Angle announces that Jeff Hardy, Matt Hardy, Elias, and Jason Jordan will be compete in a Fatal Four Way Match. The winner will Miz’s challenger at No Mercy.  If Angle wants a bad guitar player or The Hardys to have a title shot, that’s fine. However, Miz feels that there’s too many other superstars who deserve a shot ahead of Jason Jordan. The MizTourage have done so much and continue to be passed over. Does Angle want a World’s Greatest Father Mug? Angle hopes Miz attitude changes when he becomes a father.

His son will never have to ask why didn’t daddy want me.  Miz will be a better father and champion than Angle ever was. The MizTourage should be Angle’s top priority.  It doesn’t matter if Angle’s abandoning his duties as Raw General Manager. You can always count on him to be a deadbeat. Jason Jordan joins the conversation. Jordan threatens to knock Miz’s teeth down his throat if he says another word about his father. Jordan has a suggestion. Put MizTourage in the match, so Miz can’t make any excuses at No Mercy.  Miz says that Jordan has given himself a worse chance to win and he’s incompetent like his dad. Jordan tackles Miz. The MizTourage gets in the way. Jordan hip tosses Dallas out of the ring. Jordan lands a Running Shoulder Block that knocks Axel off the ring apron. 

First Match: Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax 

Bliss backs herself in between the ropes. Bliss ducks a clothesline from Nia. Bliss rolls herself out of the ring. Bliss is stalling on the outside. Bliss with a Waist Lock Go-Behind to Nia. Nia slings Bliss to the canvas. Bliss is regaining her composure on the outside. Bliss is hiding behind the referee. Nia blocks a forearm smash from Bliss. Nia powers Bliss up in the air. Bliss lands a desperation knee strike. Nia grabs Bliss by her hair. Bliss slaps Nia in the face. Bliss starts walking towards the backstage area. Sasha Banks gets in the way. Nia drops Bliss with a Body Avalanche.

Nia is all over Bliss coming out of the commercial break. Nia connects with the Snap Mare TakeOver. Bliss sends Nia shoulder first into the steel ring post. Bliss kicks Nia in the gut. Bliss follows that with a Basement Dropkick. Bliss ascends to the top turnbuckle. Bliss goes for a Flying Crossbody Block, but Nia catchers her in mid-air. Nia plants Bliss with a Samoan Drop to pickup the victory. After the match, Sasha attacks Nia from behind. Nia drives Sasha’s head to the canvas. Bayley makes her return. Bayley, Sasha and Bliss Spears Nia. Bayley kicks Nia out of the ring. Sasha starts kicking Bliss. Bayley connects with the Bayley to Belly.

Winner: Nia Jax via Pinfall 

– It was announced that Alexa Bliss will put her WWE Raw Women’s Title on the line at No Mercy against Bayley, Sasha Banks, Emma and Nia Jax in a Fatal Five Way Match. 

Second Match: Cesaro & Sheamus vs. Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows vs. Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins 

Sheamus and Rollins will start things off. Sheamus with a side headlock takeover to Rollins. Rollins gets back to a vertical base. Sheamus drops Rollins with a shoulder tackle. Rollins leapfrogs over Sheamus. Rollins connects with the dropkick to Sheamus. Rollins lands a knife edge chop. Rollins tags in Ambrose. Ambrose is lighting up Sheamus chest. Ambrose goes for a Running BullDog, but Sheamus blocks it. Gallows tags himself in. Gallows and Sheamus are trading back and forth shots. Gallows drives his knee to the midsection of Sheamus. Cesaro tags himself in. Cesaro lands a european uppercut. Cesaro and Sheamus are cutting the ring in half.

Sheamus connects with a Corner Spear. Sheamus follows that with a knee lift. Sheamus kicks Gallows in the chest. Rollins makes the blind tag. Sheamus goes for a Tilt-A-Whirl PowerSlam, but Gallows lands back on his feet. Rollins drops Sheamus with a SpringBoard Clothesline for a two count. Rollins tags in Ambrose. Rollins and Ambrose connects with a Double Clothesline. Ambrose with a knee drop for a two count. Ambrose fires off a back elbow strike in the corner. Ambrose lands the Missile Dropkick for a two count. Sheamus runs into a knee strike from Ambrose. More frequent tags between Rollins and Ambrose.

Rollins applies an arm-bar. Ambrose with a Flying Elbow Strike to the shoulder of Sheamus. Sheamus places Ambrose on the apron. Ambrose whips Sheamus off the top rope. Ambrose goes for a Flying Crossbody Block, but Cesaro catches him in mid-air. Cesaro swings Ambrose ribs into the barricade. Cesaro follows that with a Flying Double Axe Handle for a two count. Cesaro applies a rear chin lock. Anderson tags himself in. Anderson goes into a ground and pound attack. Anderson with a quick cover for a one count. Anderson is wearing Ambrose out with the chin lock. Ambrose is trying to fight out of the Good Brothers corner. Anderson plants Ambrose with the SpineBuster for a two count. Anderson tags in Gallows. Gallows kicks Ambrose in the gut. Gallows connects with the Vertical Suplex. Gallows follows that with a series of Elbow Drops.

Gallows goes for a Running Elbow Drop, but Ambrose ducks out of the way. Cesaro and Rollins are tagged in. Rollins is teeing off on Cesaro. Rollins ducks a clothesline from Cesaro. Rollins connects with the SlingBlade. Rollins knocks Sheamus off the ring apron. Rollins plants Cesaro with the BlockBuster for a two count. Rollins heads back to the top turnbuckle. Cesaro lands a leaping uppercut strike. Cesaro goes for an Avalanche Gut Wrench Suplex, but Rollins counters with a Buckle Bomb for a two count. Sheamus repeatedly stomps on Rollins back. Cesaro tags in Sheamus. Cesaro and Sheamus goes for the Double High Cross, but Ambrose gets in the way. Ambrose tackles Cesaro out of the ring.

Rollins drops Sheamus with an Enziguri. Rollins lands a thrust kick to the midsection of the Good Brothers. Gallows responds with a Leg Lariat. The Good Brothers plants Rollins with the Magic Killer for a two count as Ambrose breaks up the pin attempt. Cesaro and Sheamus drives Ambrose back first to the barricade. Sheamus is clubbing Rollins chest coming out of the commercial break. Sheamus tags in Cesaro. Cesaro with a Running Body Avalanche that knocks Rollins off the ring apron. Cesaro tosses Rollins back into the ring. Cesaro and Sheamus are isolating Rollins in the corner. Following a Double Clothesline, Cesaro goes for the cover, but only gets a one count. Cesaro and Sheamus connects with the 3D for a two count.

Cesaro with a Big Boot that knocks Gallows off the ring apron. Cesaro and Sheamus goes for their White Noise/Diving Neck Breaker Combination, but Rollins blocks it. Rollins sends Sheamus shoulder first to the steel ring post. Rollins counters out of the PowerSlam with the Tornado DDT. Anderson and Ambrose are tagged in. Ambrose lands a series of Running Clotheslines to The Good Brothers. Ambrose drops Anderson with a Neck Breaker.

Ambrose places Anderson on the top turnbuckle. Ambrose connects with the SuperPlex. Ambrose follows that with a Flying Elbow Strike for a two count. Gallows tosses Sheamus out of the ring. Cesaro clotheslines Gallows over the top rope. The sequence continues as Rollins monkey flips Cesaro to the outside. Rollins and Ambrose lands Stereo Suicide Dives. Rollins and Ambrose goes for the Electric Chair BlockBuster, but Gallows runs interference on the apron. Anderson rolls Ambrose over for a two count. Ambrose and Anderson are in a middle of forearm exchange in the center of the ring. Sheamus makes the blind tag as Ambrose was setting up for the Lunatic Lariat. Rollins connects with a Flying Crossbody Block to Cesaro and Gallows. Ambrose plants Anderson with the Dirty Deeds. Sheamus from behind slides Ambrose out of the ring. Sheamus scores the pinfall.

Winner: Cesaro & Sheamus via Pinfall 

Third Match: Curt Hawkins vs. Apollo Crews w/Titus O’Neil 

Hawkins applies a side headlock. Crews reverses the hold. Crews drops Hawkins with a shoulder tackle. Crews dropkicks Hawkins. Crews goes for a Standing Shooting Star Press, but Hawkins gets his knees up in the air. Hawkins goes for the cover, but only gets a two count. Hawkins transitions into a ground and pound attack. Hawkins applies a rear chin lock. Crews gets back to a vertical base. Crews connects with a Jaw Breaker.

Hawkins responds with a Spine Buster for a two count. Crews drops Hawkins with a Running Knee. Crews lands a thrust kick to the midsection of Hawkins. Crews goes for the Spinning SitOut PowerBomb, but Hawkins lands back on his feet. Hawkins rolls Crews over for a two count. Crews ducks a forearm smash from Hawkins. Crews plants Hawkins with the Spinning SitOut PowerBomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: Apollo Crews via Pinfall 

Roman Reigns In-Ring Promo: 

John Cena might be the best talker ever. He can run his mouth and he can spin it, but sometimes he says some stupid shit. Roman Reigns is the next John Cena? Is he some white guy with a crew cut? If he did, would he have a career? Ask Alex Riley. Reigns doesn’t have to talk like Cena because he lets his actions speak for himself. When he said that Cena was a fake ass little bitch, it’s because he is.

Cena is the biggest hypocrite to ever step in a WWE ring. If you don’t believe him, Cena will tell you himself. We see John Cena’s promo from 2012 where he ripped The Rock for being a part timer. Does San Jose want to see John Cena? Cena is not here. Everything he said was a lie. That’s why the result at No Mercy is going to be the same, except he’ll lose to a different Samoan. Reigns will be back in San Jose. Reigns will see the Movie Star on Sunday. Reigns drops the mic. 

Fourth Match: Bray Wyatt vs. Dustin Rhodes 

Rhodes is teeing off on Bray in the corner. Rhodes connects with a Leaping Lariat. Bray rolls himself out of the ring. Rhodes goes for a Flying Lariat off the ring apron, but Bray counters with a uppercut. Bray attacks the chest of Rhodes. Rhodes kicks Bray in the gut. Rhodes whips Bray back first to the barricade. Rhodes launches Bray over the steel ring steps.

Rhodes follows that with a Flying BullDog. Rhodes transitions into a ground and pound attack. Bray drops Rhodes with a Shoulder Block. Bray rolls Rhodes back in the ring. Rhodes has Bray stammering in the corner. Rhodes connects with Modified Shattered Dreams. Bray responds with the Sister Abigail to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bray Wyatt via Pinfall 

One of the greatest moments in Monday Night Raw History

Fifth Match: Neville vs. Gran Metalik 

Neville kicks Metalik in the gut. Neville bounces Metalik head on the top turnbuckle. Metalik uses his athleticism to play mind games with Neville. Metalik connects with a Head Scissors TakeOver. Metalik follows that with a SpringBoard Basement Dropkick. Neville heads to the outside. Neville throws Metalik back first to the ropes.

Neville lands a leaping enziguri. Neville rolls Metalik back into the ring. Neville is all over Metalik. Neville is ripping off Metalik mask. Metalik responds with a series of open hand strikes. Metalik connects with the Missile Dropkick. Metalik follows that with the SomerSault Plancha. Metalik with a SpringBoard Splash for a two count. Metalik goes for the MoonSault, but Neville gets his knee up in the air. Neville locks in the Rings of Saturn which forces Metalik to tap out.

Winner: Neville via Submission 

Sixth Match: Curtis Axel vs. Bo Dallas vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy vs. Elias Samson vs. Jason Jordan In A Six Pack Challenge. The Winner Will Take On The Miz At No Mercy For The WWE Intercontinental Championship 

Samson repeatedly stomps on Jordan’s chest. Matt is mauling Dallas in the corner. Jeff with a Corner Mount to Axel. Jeff tosses Axel out of the ring. Jeff rolls Matt over for a two count. Matt lands a series of forearm smashes to Dallas in the corner. Matt connects with a neck breaker for a two count. Samson kicks Jordan in the gut. Samson plants Jordan with a back breaker. Axel kicks Jeff out of the ring. The MizTourage and Samson are triple teaming Matt Hardy. Samson drops Dallas with a Back Elbow Strike. Samson follows that with a Wicked Clothesline. Samson places Jordan on the top turnbuckle.

The MizTourage launches Samson out of the ring. The Hardys plants Jordan and The MizTourage with the Tower of Doom. The Hardy follows that with the Poetry in Motion to Samson. Jeff goes for a Twist of Fate, but Matt counters with a Side Effect for a two count. The MizTourage drives Matt shoulder first to the steel ring post. Jordan tosses Axel out of the ring. Jordan connects with a Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex. Jordan follows that with a Corner Spear to Axel. Jordan plants Axel with the Roll Through Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Dallas dumps Jordan on the outside. The Miz drives Jordan back first to the ringside barricade. Miz launches Jordan into the San Jose Crowd.

Matt drops Dallas with the Twist of Fate for a two count. Matt goes for the Side Effect, but Samson counters with Drift Away for a two count. Jeff drops Axel with the Jaw Breaker. Jeff connects with the Atomic Drop. Jeff follows that with a Split Legged Basement Dropkick. Jeff with the Twist of Axel. Jeff lands the Swanton Bomb for a two count as Miz breaks up the pin attempt. Jordan plants Axel with the Elevated Neck Breaker to pickup the victory. After the match, Jordan gets into a brawl with Miz. The numbers game is just too much for Jordan as MizTourage storms back into the ring. Miz drops Jordan with the Skull Crushing Finale. After No Mercy, Miz will still be the Intercontinental Champion, Kurt Angle will continue to be a terrible father and Jordan will be a bastard.

Winner: Jason Jordan via Pinfall 

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