September 10, 2018
Smoothie King Center
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
The Shield, Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre In-Ring Segment:
There is only one way to describe what happened to The Shield last week. Strowman, Ziggler, McIntyre and the entire Raw locker room feast on their bloody carcasses. The only reason Roman Reigns still has the Universal Championship around his waist is because he’s a coward and cannot handle business on his own. Reigns has his hounds of justice, he has his dogs of war. The Shield has been running rampant around here for too long. Last week, they found out that their strength in numbers failed against his pack.
Everybody around the ring made a difficult choice and stood up to The Shield and their bullying tactics. Can you feel that? The balance of power has shifted. Now they are in control and are running wild. Tonight, they will continue the carnage. They will set an example for you when they destroy The B Team in their tag title rematch. Strowman can’t wait to get his hands on Hell in a Cell. The Shield arrives and lays out the calvary.
First Match: Nikki Bella w/Brie Bella vs. Ruby Riott w/The Riott Squad
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ruby applies a side headlock. Nikki rolls Ruby over for a one count. Nikki with shots to the midsection of Ruby. Ruby drops Nikki with a shoulder tackle. Nikki responds with a leg sweep for a one count. Nikki follows that with a leaping snap mare take over. Ruby backs herself in between the ropes. Nikki drives Ruby back first into the turnbuckles. Nikki unloads multiple shoulder blocks. Ruby whips Nikki face first across the top turnbuckle pad. Ruby connects with an STO for a two count.
Nikki Spears Ruby. Nikki transitions into a ground and pound attack. Ruby blasts Nikki with a Pump Kick. Ruby kicks Nikki out of the ring. Coming out of the commercial break, Ruby locks in The Cravate. Ruby levels Nikki with a Knee Lift. Nikki creates distance with a SpineBuster. Nikki ducks a clothesline from Ruby. Nikki fires up with multiple clotheslines. Nikki dropkicks Ruby. Nikki plays to the crowd. Nikki goes for a Corner Clothesline, but Ruby counters with a Thrust Kick.
Ruby wraps her legs around Nikki’s neck. Nikki slams Ruby’s head on the canvas. Nikki lands a Flying Enzuigiri for a two count. Nikki goes for The Rack Attack 2.0, but Ruby lands back on her feet. Nikki knocks Sarah Logan off the ring apron. Ruby ducks a clothesline from Nikki. Ruby with a FlatLiner for a two count. Ruby paint brushes Nikki. Nikki negates The Riott Kick. Brie Bella drags Liv Morgan out of the ring. Nikki plants Ruby with The Rack Attack 2.0 to pickup the victory.
Winner: Nikki Bella via Pinfall
The Shield & Constable Baron Corbin Backstage Segment:
Big Show Connor’s Cure Segment:
Shoutout to the following Connor’s Cure Superstars: Super 4, Brayden The Punisher, Diva Supreme, Super Messiah, T-Vic The Skull Crusher, Charlie The Champ, The Quiet Storm and Lae Lae The Unstoppable.
– We see a recap of the epic Undertaker/Shawn Michaels segment from last weeks Raw.
— WWE (@WWE) September 11, 2018
Second Match: The Authors Of Pain w/Drake Maverick vs. Ronnie Ace & Nathan Bradley
Rezar and Ace will start things off. Rezar dumps Ace sternum first on the top turnbuckle. Rezar follows that with a Fallaway Slam. Bradley hops off the ring apron. Akam clotheslines Bradley on the floor. Akam rolls Bradley back into the ring. Rezar tags in Akam. Akam PowerSlams Ace on top of Bradley. Akam tags in Rezar. AOP connects with The Super Collider to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Authors Of Pain via Pinfall
Triple H Promo:
The night after SummerSlam, Triple H said that the era was back. That through mutual respect he would face The Undertaker one last time in Melbourne.The legends came out and gave their thoughts on the match. Then there were polls about who would win the match and most people picked The Undertaker. That’s to be expected, it’s not like The Undertaker has ever been the underdog. At this level, those predictions and opinions shouldn’t get to you. That was until Shawn Michaels gave his opinion. It bothered one man so much.
It’s almost laughable that the Undertaker was bothered by Shawn Michaels’ opinion. He does not get it. Undertaker was so rattled that he had to make an appearance in the ring. Taker accused Shawn of being bitter and made threats. That confrontation made HHH mad. It seemed like the Undertaker lost respect for him. It wasn’t the case. Taker lost respect for himself. Taker wasn’t man enough to say this to Triple H’s face. After the four WrestleMania classics, Taker was never truly the same. Things would go down hill. The mystique would go away. All Taker has now is a reputation. Taker blames them for his demise. This is a personal issue now. At WWE Super Show Down, Triple H will put Undertaker down.
Third Match: Drew McIntyre & Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. The B-Team For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
Ziggler and Dallas will start things off. Ziggler goes for a single leg takedown. Standing Switch Exchange. Ziggler tugs on the top rope. Ziggler decks Dallas wit a Back Elbow Smash. Ziggler delivers a big haymaker. Ziggler dropkicks Dallas. Ziggler talks smack to Dallas. Dallas responds with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Dallas bounces Ziggler’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Dallas is mauling Ziggler in the corner. Axel with a DDT for a two count. Ziggler kicks Axel in the gut. Ziggler drives his elbow across Axel’s jaw. Axel fires back with multiple haymakers. Axel punches McIntyre in the face. Ziggler SuperKicks Axel. Ziggler tags in McIntyre.
McIntyre knocks Axel off the ring apron. McIntyre applies an arm-bar. Axel is trying to create separation. McIntyre with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. McIntyre stomps on the left hand of Axel. McIntyre kicks Axel in the face. McIntyre tags in Ziggler. Ziggler lands another SuperKick. McIntyre follows that with an Reverse Alabama Slam. Ziggler with the cover for a two count. The referee is trying to get Dallas out of the ring. Axel catapults Ziggler face first into the top turnbuckle. Axel shoves Ziggler to the corner. Axel tags in Dallas.
Dallas starts picking up momentum. Dallas with a Running Boot. Dallas drops Ziggler with a shoulder tackle for a two count. Dallas continues to conduct chants. Dallas goes for a Draping Fisherman’s NeckBreaker, but McIntyre gets in the way. The referee is distracted by McIntyre. Dallas goes for a Bodyslam, but Ziggler lands back on his feet. Ziggler tags in McIntyre. McIntyre and Ziggler plants Dallas with their Zig Zag/Claymore Combination to pickup the victory. After the match, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose attacks McIntyre and Ziggler from behind.
Winner: Still WWE Raw Tag Team Champions, Drew McIntyre & Dolph Ziggler via Pinfall
– Undertaker/Mankind King Of The Ring 1998 Video Package.
Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Constable Baron Corbin Backstage Segment:
Fourth Match: Kevin Owens vs. Tyler Breeze
🎤 DROP from @FightOwensFight…
— WWE (@WWE) September 11, 2018
Owens attacks Breeze from behind before the bell rings. Owens drives Breeze back first into the ringside barricade. Owens rolls Breeze back into the ring. Breeze kicks Owens in the gut. Breeze is throwing haymakers at Owens. Owens responds with a forearm smash. Breeze ducks a clothesline from Owens. Breeze rocks Owens with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Breeze goes for a SlingShot Crossbody Block, but Owens ducks out of the way. Owens SuperKicks Breeze on the floor. Owens plants Breeze with The Apron PowerBomb.
Match Results: No-Contest
Fifth Match: Bobby Roode & Chad Gable vs. The Ascension
Roode and Viktor was supposed to start. Gable decides to tag himself in. Viktor applies a waist lock. Gable transitions into a wrist lock. Gable follows that with a side headlock. Gable with a series of Suplex Combinations. Konnor drops Gable with a Big Boot. Viktor tags in Konnor. Konnor stomps on Gable’s chest. Konnor applies a rear chin lock. Gable gets back to a vertical base. Gable with shots to the midsection of Konnor. The Ascension are cutting the ring in half.
Konnor with a Corner Clothesline to Gable. Viktor with a Jumping Knee Strike for a two count. Viktor goes back to the rear chin lock. Viktor levels Gable with a knee lift. Viktor is dragging Gable back to the center of the ring. Gable creates distance with a Back Body Drop. Gable tags in Roode. Roode fires up with multiple clotheslines. Roode knocks Konnor off the ring apron. Viktor kicks Roode in the jaw. Roode responds with a SpineBuster. Gable once again tags himself in. Gable plants Viktor with a Roll Through German Suplex to pickup the victory.
Winner: Bobby Roode & Chad Gable via Pinfall
Braun Strowman, Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler Backstage Segment:
Sixth Match: Alexa Bliss & Mickie James w/Alicia Fox vs. Ronda Rousey & Natalya
Bliss and Natalya will start things off. Bliss runs away from Natalya. Natalya blocks a boot from Bliss. Natalya with a side headlock takeover. Bliss responds with a headscissors neck lock. Natalya gets back to a vertical base. Natalya ducks a clothesline from Bliss. Natalya with a Side Russian Leg Sweep for a one count. Natalya applies a waist lock. Bliss decks Natalya with a Back Elbow Smash. Natalya side steps Bliss into the turnbuckles. Natalya with a SlingShot Atomic Drop. Natalya follows that with a Basement Dropkick for a two count. Natalya applies a front face lock. Rousey and Mickie are tagged in.
Mickie applies a waist lock. Rousey breaks free from the hold. Rousey drops Mickie with a short-arm clothesline. Rousey tags in Natalya. Rousey and Natalya with a Double Vertical Suplex for a two count. Natalya talks smack to Bliss. Micke rolls Natalya over for a one count. Natalya goes for The Sharpshooter, but Mickie grabs the bottom rope to create separation. Natalya is distracted by the referee. Mickie kicks Natalya in the face for a two count. Bliss slaps Natalya behind the referee’s back.
Mickie with the lateral press for a two count. Mickie applies a rear chin lock. Mickie clotheslines Natalya. Mickie stands on Natalya’s hair. Mickie tags in Bliss. Bliss slams Natalya’s head on the canvas. Bliss with a Cartwheel Knee Drop for a two count. Bliss mocks Rousey. Natalya rolls Bliss over for a two count. Bliss clotheslines Natalya. Bliss poses for the crowd. Bliss slaps Rousey in the face. Rousey chases Bliss around the ringside. Rousey and Natalya connects with The Hart Attack.
Coming out of the commercial break, Mickie applies a bodyscissors hold. Rousey urges on her partner. Natalya drives Mickie back first into the turnbuckles. Natalya unloads three elbow strikes. Mickie pulls Natalya down to the canvas. Mickie tags in Bliss. Mickie is choking Natalya with her boot. Bliss bounces Natalya’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Bliss repeatedly stomps on Natalya’s chest. Bliss continues to taunt Rousey. Natalya rocks Bliss with a Spinning Elbow Smash. Natalya tags in Rousey.
Bliss repeatedly drives the ribs of Rousey into the edge of the ring frame. Bliss with the cover for a two count. Bliss tags in Mickie. Mickie with a series of leg kicks. Mickie tags in Bliss. Following a snap mare takeover, Bliss kicks Rousey in the ribs. Bliss applies an Modified Bow and Arrow Stretch. Bliss tags in Mickie. Mickie with a sliding boot for a two count. Rousey fights out of The Cobra Clutch. Mickie knocks Natalya off the ring apron Mickie drives her knee into the midsection of Rousey. Rousey with a Rolling Lariat to Mickie. Rousey sends Bliss crashing to the outside. Rousey with a series of jabs. Rousey follows that with Three Judo Throws. Rousey locks in The Rousey Arm-Bar which forces Mickie to tap out.
Winner: Ronda Rousey & Natalya via Submission
Ronda Rousey Backstage Interview:
Elias & Mick Foley In-Ring Segment:
Seventh Match: Finn Balor vs. Elias
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Elias bodyslams Balor for a one count. Elias drops Balor with a straight right hand. Elias is mauling Balor on the second rope. Elias blasts Balor with a knife edge chop. Elias with a Back Elbow Strike for a two count. Elias locks in The Cravate. Balor reverses out of the irish whip from Elias. Balor turns a sunset flip into a basement dropkick. Balor repeatedly kicks the right hamstring of Elias. Balor kicks Elias in the gut. Elias whips Balor back first across the turnbuckles.
Elias with the cover for a one count. Following a snap mare takeover, Elias drives his knee into Balor’s back. Elias is applying pressure to Balor’s neck. Balor gets back to a vertical base. Balor kicks Elias in the jaw. Balor side steps Elias into the turnbuckles. Balor is lighting up Elias chest. Elias drives his knee into the midsection of Balor. Balor dropkicks Elias. Balor with a double leg takedown. Balor delivers a Standing Double Foot Stomp. Balor hits The SlingBlade. Elias responds with a Jumping Knee Strike for a two count.
Coming out of the commercial break, Elias unloads multiple bodyshots. Balor tosses Elias out of the ring. Elias clotheslines Balor for a two count. Elias bounces Balor’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Balor fights out of the Electric Chair Position. Balor with a Spin Out Lariat for a two count. Balor brings his combination offense to Elias. Elias with a SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Elias applies a front facelock. Elias with a brutal chop to Balor. Elias places Balor on the top turnbuckle. Balor sends Elias crashing into the canvas. Balor goes for The Coupe De Grace, but Elias ducks out of the way. Elias kicks Balor in the gut. Elias goes for The Drift Away, but Balor counters with an inside cradle to pickup the victory.
Winner: Finn Balor via Pinfall
Bobby Lashley & Lio Rush Backstage Segment:
WWE Hell in a Cell 2018 Match Card
– Daniel Bryan & Brie Bella vs. The Miz & Maryse in a Mixed Tag Team Match
– Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton in a Hell in a Cell Match
– Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Becky Lynch For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
– Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Alexa Bliss For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship
– Drew McIntyre & Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
– The New Day (c) vs. The Bar/Rusev Day For The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
– AJ Styles (c) vs. Samoa Joe For The WWE Championship
– Roman Reigns (c) vs. Braun Strowman in a Hell in a Cell Match For The WWE Universal Championship. Mick Foley will be serving as the special guest referee.
Roman Reigns & Braun Strowman In-Ring Segment:
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