WWE Raw Results (9/23/19): Seth Rollins vs. Braun Strowman

WWE Raw
September 23, 2019
Chase Center
San Francisco, California

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Seth Rollins & Braun Strowman In-Ring Segment 

Seth Rollins has to level with you. Over the last seven years, Rollins has seen a lot of things in this ring, but he has never felt the way he felt last week. He was defenseless last week after being attacked by five guys. Then Rollins had the living embodiment of a nightmare staring in his face. Rollins closed his eyes hoping it was a bad dream, but it was not. In less than two weeks, Rollins has to defend his title inside Hell in a Cell against Bray Wyatt. Rollins doesn’t need to tell you what that structure is capable of, it shortens careers. Being in there with Bray is a different story. What does he do? What he’s always done when his back was against the wall. He survives.

Nobody gave him a chance against Brock Lesnar, but he survived and prevailed. Braun Strowman gave him the fight of his life at Clash of Champions, but he survived and prevailed. Inside Hell in a Cell, it doesn’t matter mind what mind games Bray plays, Rollins will survive and prevail. Braun Strowman comes out to interrupt Rollins. If Rollins has something to say about him, say it to his face. Unlike Rollins opponent at Hell in a Cell, Strowman doesn’t pretend that he’s Mr. Rogers playing psycho games with puppets.

If Strowman has a problem with his opponent, he’ll walk right up to him, he suggests that Rollins does the same. Not only did Rollins cost them the tag team titles, but hoped that Strowman doesn’t get a rematch. Rollins tells Strowman that he has a lot on his plate. He has Bray Wyatt on the horizon at Hell in a Cell. Then on the season premier of Raw, he has to face the winner of tonight’s Fatal Five Way Elimination Match. However, Rollins wants to fight Strowman tonight. Is that a challenge? Take that however you want to. Good, tonight you’re going to get these hands.

First Match: The Viking Raiders vs. The OC w/AJ Styles 

Erik and Karl Anderson will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Erik backs Anderson into the turnbuckles. Erik drives his knee into the midsection of Anderson. Anderson applies a side headlock. Erik with a double leg takedown. Erik follows that with a waist lock takedown. Erik drives Anderson back first into the turnbuckles. Erik tags in Ivar. Stereo Knee Lifts. Ivar applies a wrist lock. Ivar drops Anderson with a shoulder tackle. Ivar maintains wrist control. Ivar bodyslams Anderson. Erik tags himself in. Erik bodyslams Ivar on top of Anderson. Erik applies an arm-bar. Anderson tags in Gallows.

Gallows with a straight right hand. Gallows with a Belly to Back Suplex for a one count. Gallows with three elbow drops. Gallows is raining down haymakers. Erik answers with a forearm smash. Erik tags in Ivar. Ivar ducks a clothesline from Gallows. Ivar with a Side Walk Slam. Ivar with a Running Crossbody Block. Ivar is throwing haymakers at Gallows. Gallows reverses out of the irish whip from Ivar. Ivar knocks Anderson off the ring apron. Styles starts running interference. Gallows sends Ivar crashing to the outside. The referee has ejected Styles from the ringside area.

Cedric Alexander attacks Styles on the stage. They start brawling towards the backstage area. The OC are cutting the ring in half during the commercial break. Anderson with rapid fire uppercuts. Anderson tags in Gallows. Gallows with clubbing bodyshots in the corner. Ivar is displaying his fighting spirit. Ivar creates distance with a Seated Senton. Erik and Anderson are tagged in. Erik with two shoulder tackles. Erik punches Gallows. Erik delivers his combination offense. Erik ducks a clothesline from Gallows. Erik with an Exploder Suplex. Erik hits Death Rowe. Erik tags in Ivar. Ivar levels Anderson with a Body Avalanche. Erik blasts Anderson with a ShotGun Meteora.

Erik uses Ivar as a weapon for a two count. Viking Raiders goes for their SpringBoard Clothesline/High Angle German Suplex Combination, but Gallows gets in the way. Anderson nails Erik with The SpineBuster for a two count. Anderson tags in Gallows. The OC connects with The Boot Of Doom for a two count. Gallows tags in Anderson. Erik negates The Magic Killer. Ivar tags himself in. Ivar cartwheels around Gallows. Ivar clotheslines Gallows. Anderson thrust kicks the midsection of Ivar. Erik lands The Suicide Dive. Viking Raiders plants Anderson with The Viking Experience to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Viking Raiders via Pinfall 

Becky Lynch Interview 

Second Match: Rusev vs. EC3 

EC3 with rapid fire haymakers. Rusev reverses out of the irish whip from EC3. EC3 kicks Rusev in the chest. EC3 tells Rusev to bring it. EC3 with a chop/haymaker combination. Rusev sends EC3 to the corner. EC3 decks Rusev with a back elbow smash. EC3 ducks two clotheslines from Rusev. Rusev with a Uranage Slam. Rusev is fired up. Rusev with Two Suplex’s. Rusev connects with The Machka Kick. Rusev makes EC3 tap out to The Accolade.

Winner: Rusev via Submission

Third Match: Sasha Banks w/Bayley vs. Nikki Cross w/Alexa Bliss 

Cross runs after Sasha. Cross is distracted by Bayley. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Sasha backs Cross into the turnbuckles. Sasha with forearm shivers. Sasha slaps Cross in the face. Sasha taunts Bliss. Cross starts throwing forearms at Sasha. Cross drops Sasha with a shoulder tackle. Cross with a monkey flip. Cross dropkicks Sasha for a two count. Sasha regroups on the outside. Sasha pulls Cross down to the mat. Sasha transitions into a ground and pound attack. Cross with an inside cradle for a two count. Cross with a deep arm-drag. Cross applies an arm-bar. Sasha is throwing haymakers at Cross. Cross dives over Sasha. Cross delivers another deep arm-drag. Cross works on the left shoulder of Sasha.

Cross rolls Sasha for a two count. Cross applies another arm-bar. Cross ducks a clothesline from Sasha. Cross with a Running Crossbody Block for a two count. Cross applies a sleeper hold. Sasha drives Cross back first to the floor. Sasha applies a straight jacket hold. Cross uses her hips to escape the hold. Cross with a rollup for a two count. Cross HeadButts the midsection of Sasha. Sasha reverses out of the irish whip from Cross. Sasha gets Cross draped across the middle rope. Sasha goes for a double knee drop, but Cross gets her feet up in the air. Cross launches Sasha over the top rope. Sasha with a High Knee Strike. Sasha follows that with a Rebound Meteora for a two count. Sasha applies The Omoplata.

Cross decks Sasha with a back elbow smash. Cross side steps Sasha into the turnbuckles. Cross with three forearm knockdowns. Cross with a Body Avalanche. Cross follows that with a Running Bulldog for a two count. Sasha responds with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip on the middle rope. Sasha with a Running Meteora for a two count. Following a snap mare takeover, Sasha applies a toe and ankle hold. Cross needs to create separation. Cross sends Sasha shoulder first into the steel ring post. Cross with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Cross with a Running Crossbody Block off the apron. Cross is fired up. Cross rolls Sasha back into the ring. Cross with Two NeckBreakers for a two count.

Sasha negates The Fisherman’s NeckBreaker. Sasha with a basement dropkick for a two count. Cross gets Sasha trapped in the ring skirt. Cross tees off on Sasha. Cross kicks Sasha in the chest. Cross goes for a Tornado DDT, but Sasha blocks it. Sasha goes for The BackStabber, but Cross counters with a back elbow smash. Cross connects with The Fisherman’s NeckBreaker. The referee is distracted by Bayley. Bliss delivers The Goddess Touch. Bliss throws Bayley into the time keepers area. Cross shakes the top rope. Cross with a Flying Crossbody Block. Sasha makes Cross tap out to The Bank Statement. After the match, Sasha gets in a brawl with Bliss. Sasha connects with The BackStabber. Sasha locks in The Bank Statement.

Winner: Sasha Banks via Submission 

– Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair will be appearing on Miz TV next week.

Fourth Match: Lacey Evans vs. Ember Moon 

Evans reminds Moon that she’s a nasty. Moon with a single leg dropkick for a two count. Moon applies a side headlock. Evans goes for a Hip Toss, but Moon lands back on her feet. Moon with an arm-drag takeover. Moon mocks Evans. Moon ducks a clothesline from Evans. Moon with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block for a two count. Evans kicks Moon to the corner. Evans drives Moon face first to the canvas. Evans with a SlingShot Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Evans rolls Moon back into the ring. Evans stomps on Moon’s chest. Evans applies a rear chin lock. Moon gets back to a vertical base. Evans drives her knees into the left shoulder of Moon.

Evans repeatedly stomps on Moon’s chest. Evans hits The Delayed Bronco Buster for a two count. Evans tells Moon to give up. Evans applies the cobra clutch. Moon breaks free with The Samoan Drop. Moon avoids The Woman’s Right. Moon thrust kicks the midsection of Evans. Moon kicks Evans in the chest. Moon with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Evans reverses out of the irish whip from Moon. Moon with a High Head Kick. Evans responds with a leg sweep. Moon drops Evans with The Tornado Stunner on the floor for a two count. Moon is displaying her frustration. Moon ascends to the top turnbuckle. Evans connects with The Woman’s Right. Evans makes Moon tap out to The SharpShooter.

Winner: Lacey Evans via Submission 

The Firefly Fun House 

This Weeks WWE 24/7 Championship Segment 

Fifth Match: King Corbin vs. Chad Gable 

Gable scores a quick jab after the bell rings. Corbin launches Gable to the corner. Gable repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Corbin. Test Of Strength. Gable applies a waist lock. Corbin dumps Gable out of the ring. Corbin scores the elbow knockdown. Corbin applies a half nelson chin lock. Corbin drives his knee into the midsection of Gable. Corbin whips Gable back first across the turnbuckles. Corbin punches Gable in the back. Corbin puts his knee on the back of Gable’s neck. Corbin bounces Gable’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Gable dives over Corbin. Gable ducks a clothesline from Corbin. Gable with a deep arm-drag. Gable dropkicks the left knee of Corbin. Gable follows that with a SomerSault NeckBreaker. Corbin regroups on the outside.

Corbin pulls Gable out of the ring. Gable with a forearm smash. Corbin kicks Gable in the gut. Corbin slams Gable’s head on the steel ring steps. Corbin launches Gable into the crowd. Coming out of the commercial break, Gable is throwing forearms at Corbin. Corbin drops Gable with The Wrap Around Lariat for a two count. Corbin with clubbing elbow smashes. Corbin goes back to the half nelson chin lock. Corbin whips Gable chest first into the turnbuckles for a two count. Corbin argues with the referee. Corbin brings Gable to the corner. Corbin puts Gable on the top turnbuckle. Gable with two sharp elbow strikes. Gable with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Gable starts building momentum. Gable thrust kicks the midsection of Corbin. Corbin responds with The Big Boot for a two count. Corbin with a corner clothesline.

Loud chirping from the San Francisco Peasants. Corbin levels Gable with a Body Avalanche. Gable with Three Rolling Capo Kicks. Corbin negates The MoonSault. Corbin drops Gable on the canvas for a two count. Corbin is livid. Gable is trying to cut Corbin down to size. Corbin goes for a ChokeSlam BackBreaker, but Gable counters with a sunset flip for a two count. Corbin ChokeSlams Gable for a two count. Corbin and Gable are trading back and forth shots. Corbin goes for a Flying Clothesline, but Gable ducks out of the way. Gable with a German Suplex. Gable lands The MoonSault for a two count. Gable applies The Ankle Lock. Corbin drills Gable with the scepter which causes the disqualification. After the match, Corbin drives the scepter into the back of Gable’s neck.

Winner: Chad Gable via Disqualification 

The Authors Of Pain Promo 

Sixth Match: Rey Mysterio vs. Shinsuke Nakamura w/Sami Zayn vs. AJ Styles vs. Ricochet vs. Robert Roode in a Fatal Five Way Elimination Match. The Winner Faces Seth Rollins Next Week For The WWE Universal Championship 

Styles is throwing haymakers at Mysterio after the bell rings. Nakamura with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Roode is surveying the action from the outside. Ricochet and Mysterio with Stereo Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOvers. Mysterio dropkicks Styles to the floor. Ricochet knocks Roode off the ring apron. Mysterio rolls Ricochet over for a one count. Mysterio with a running haymaker. Ricochet dropkicks Roode. Ricochet punches Styles. Ricochet launches Mysterio over the top rope. Mysterio with a SpringBoard Quebrada. Ricochet hits The Fosbury Flop. Nakamura applies a front face lock. Nakamura drives his knee into the midsection of Ricochet. Ricochet with a Tiger Wall Flip Kick. Ricochet with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ricochet follows that with a Springboard Dropkick. Ricochet decks Roode with a back elbow smash. Ricochet goes for a SpringBoard Crossbody Block, but Styles ducks out of the way. Styles clotheslines Ricochet on the floor.

Roode turns his attention to Mysterio. Mysterio kicks Roode in the chest. Roode answers with a knee lift. Mysterio with a Sliding Splash. Styles rolls Ricochet back into the ring. Roode slams Ricochet’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Roode is throwing haymakers at Ricochet. Roode shoves Styles. Styles and Roode are double teaming Ricochet. Double Elbow Knockdown. Styles ducks a clothesline from Roode. Styles drops Roode with The Pele Kick for a two count. Styles bodyslams Ricochet. Nakamura pulls Styles out of the ring. Nakamura throws Styles into the ringside barricade. Nakamura has Styles draped across the ring apron. Nakamura with a running knee smash. Nakamura clotheslines the back of Ricochet’s neck. Nakamura with a SitOut FaceBuster. Nakamura with clubbing knee smashes. Nakamura delivers Bad Vibrations.

Nakamura puts Ricochet on the top turnbuckle. Nakamura with a running knee into the midsection of Ricochet. Nakamura goes for The Reverse Exploder Suplex, but Ricochet lands back on his feet. Ricochet with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Mysterio follows that with a SpringBoard Seated Senton. Mysterio reverses out of the irish whip from Ricochet. Ricochet slips over Mysterio’s back. Ricochet catches Mysterio in mid-air. Mysterio goes for a Spinning DDT, but Ricochet counters with a Twisting Vertical Suplex. Styles with a Leaping Corner Clothesline. Ricochet responds with a Roll Through Dropkick. Ricochet decks Roode with a JawBreaker. Ricochet reverses out of the irish whip from Roode. Ricochet with a shoulder block. Ricochet kicks Roode in the face. Ricochet with a SpringBoard Clothesline. Ricochet connects with The Recoil. Nakamura responds with The Kinshasa. Ricochet has been eliminated.

Coming out of the commercial break, Nakamura has Mysterio perched on the top turnbuckle. Roode delivers The Tower Of Doom. Roode couldn’t eliminate Mysterio, Styles or Nakamura. Roode dumps Styles out of the ring. Roode is lighting up Nakamura’s chest. Nakamura side steps Roode into the turnbuckles. Nakamura kicks the back of Roode’s neck. Nakamura with a Flying Kinshasa for a two count. Nakamura negates The Phenomenal Blitz. Nakamura with a Sliding Knee Strike for a two count. Nakamura goes for The Kinshsa, but Styles ducks out of the way. Styles avoids The LandSlide. Mysterio with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Mysterio with a Hurricanrana. Mysterio connects with The 619. Styles attacks Mysterio from behind.

Styles drills Mysterio with The Brain Buster on the ring apron. Styles lands The Phenomenal Forearm. Shinsuke Nakamura has been eliminated. Roode kicks Styles in the gut. Roode plants Styles with The Glorious DDT. AJ Styles has been eliminated. Roode rolls Mysterio back into the ring. Roode goes for The Glorious DDT, but Mysterio rolls him over for a two count. Mysterio with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Mysterio goes for The 619, but Roode counters with The SpineBuster for a two count. Mysterio with a shoulder block. Mysterio follows that with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Roode catches Mysterio in mid-air. Roode goes for The Glorious DDT, but Mysterio counters with The 619. Mysterio lands The Frog Splash to pickup the victory.

Winner: Rey Mysterio via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Seth Rollins vs. Braun Strowman 

Rollins immediately goes after the left hamstring of Strowman. Strowman blocks a boot from Rollins. Strowman with a straight right hand. Strowman with two shoulder tackles. Strowman tells Rollins to get up. Rollins avoids The Body Avalanche. Rollins ducks a clothesline from Strowman. Rollins applies a sleeper hold. Strowman dumps Rollins back first on the canvas. Strowman hits The Concrete Sledge. Rollins regroups on the outside. Strowman applies The Bear Hug. Rollins ducks two clotheslines from Strowman. Rollins dropkicks the left knee of Strowman. Rollins goes for The Pedigree, but Strowman counters with a Back Body Drop.

Strowman plays to the crowd. Strowman HeadButts Rollins. Strowman throws Rollins back into the ring. Strowman levels Rollins with a Body Avalanche. Rollins kicks Strowman in the face. Rollins sends Strowman shoulder first into the steel ring post. Rollins brutally attacks the left leg of Strowman. Strowman kicks Rollins in the face. Rollins with a SpringBoard Knee Strike. Rollins SuperKicks Strowman for a one count. Rollins is shocked. Rollins goes back to the sleeper hold. Rollins delivers another SuperKick.

Rollins hits The BlockBuster for a two count. Rollins lands Two Frog Splashes for a two count. Burn It Down. Rollins negates The Running PowerSlam. Rollins with Two Suicide Dives. Rollins stumbles in the ring. Strowman catches Rollins in mid-air. Strowman ChokeSlams Rollins on the ring apron. Strowman with two shoulder blocks on the floor. Strowman follows that with The Running PowerSlam. Strowman puts Rollins on his shoulders. The lights go out in the building. The Fiend gets Strowman trapped in The Mandible Claw which causes the disqualification. After the match, The Fiend stares down Rollins to close the show.

Winner: Braun Strowman via Disqualification 

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Author: Josh Lopez