WWE Raw Results (9/30/19): Seth Rollins vs. Rusev

WWE Raw
September 30, 2019
Talking Stick Resort Arena
Phoenix, Arizona

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Brock Lesnar, Rey Mysterio, and Dominick In-Ring Segment 

Hello Phoenix! Rey Mysterio will be facing Seth Rollins later tonight for the Universal Championship. Rey gives a shoutout to his son who’s sitting on the front row. Rey is going to dedicate this match to Dominick. Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman walks down to the ring. Brock takes the mic away from Rey. Before Paul Heyman could deliver his signature intro, Rey retrieves the microphone.

Brock delivers multiple F5’s. Brock goes after Dominick. Brock drives Dominick back first into the steel ring post. Brock bodyslams Dominick on the floor. Brock rolls Dominick back into the ring. Dominick has a first class ticket to Suplex City. Brock plants Dominick with The F5. Heyman is trying to calm down his client. Brock continues to demolish The Mysterio’s to close the segment. This is a physical warning to WWE Champion, Kofi Kingston.

First Match: Sasha Banks vs. Alexa Bliss 

Becky Lynch joins the commentary team for this match. Sasha pulls Bliss down to the mat. Sasha transitions into  ground and pound attack. Bliss slams Sasha’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Bliss repeatedly stomps on Sasha’s chest. Sasha launches Bliss over the top rope. Sasha delivers a straight right hand. Sasha starts talking smack to Becky. Becky poses with the Raw Women’s Championship. Bliss rolls Sasha over for a two count. Bliss with a deep arm-drag. Bliss applies an arm-bar. Sasha goes for a Hip Toss, but Bliss counters with The La Magistral for a two count. Bliss with a basement dropkick. Sasha heads to the outside.

Sasha avoids The Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Sasha gets Bliss trapped in the ring skirt. Bliss with a forearm smash. Sasha kicks Bliss in the ribs. The referee admonishes Sasha. Sasha rolls Bliss back into the ring. Sasha hooks the leg for a two count. Sasha repeatedly stomps on Bliss chest. Sasha is choking Bliss with her boot. Following a snap mare takeover, Sasha applies a bow and arrow stretch. Bliss with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Bliss follows that with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Bliss kicks the left shoulder of Sasha. Bliss with two clotheslines.

Bliss drops Sasha with The STO. Bliss with a double knee drop. Bliss goes for The Insult To Injury, but Sasha ducks out of the way. Sasha nails Bliss with a running knee strike for a two count. Sasha goes for a Bodyslam, but Bliss lands back on her feet. Bliss slaps Sasha in the face. Sasha shoves Bliss. Sasha calls for Bayley. Bliss is easily distracted. Sasha clips the injured left knee of Bliss to pickup the victory. After the match, Sasha brawls with Becky. Becky with a double leg takedown. Becky transitions into a ground and pound attack. Becky with a Spinning Back. Becky uppercuts Sasha. Sasha exits the ringside area.

Winner: Sasha Banks via Pinfall 

Second Match: Robert Roode & Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Heavy Machinery For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship 

Ziggler and Knight will start things off. Ziggler applies a front face lock. Ziggler grapples around Knight. Stalemate in the corner. Ziggler applies a side headlock. Knight drops Ziggler with two shoulder tackles. Knight lunges over Ziggler. Knight dropkicks Ziggler for a two count. Knight tags in Dozovic. Dozovic with a Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Ziggler with a straight right hand. Ziggler kicks Dozovic in the gut. Ziggler dropkicks Dozovic. Ziggler tags in Roode. Dozovic with a double shoulder tackle. Knight tags himself in. Stereo Delayed Vertical Suplex’s. Heavy Machinery are fired up. Knight applies a side headlock. Knight knocks Roode off the ring apron. Knight with a Hip Toss. Roode sends Knight tumbling to the floor. Ziggler tags in Roode.

Roode drives Knight back first into the edge of the ring frame. Roode throws Knight into the ringside barricade. Roode repeatedly stomps on Knight’s chest. Roode is choking Knight with his boot. Roode and Ziggler are cutting the ring in half. Ziggler drops Knight with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Ziggler applies a sleeper hold. Knight gets back to a vertical base. Ziggler brings Knight to the corner. Ziggler tags in Roode. Ziggler lands The Stinger Splash. Roode follows that with a SpineBuster for a two count. Roode applies a front face lock. Roode tags in Ziggler. Ziggler kicks Knight in the ribs. Ziggler toys around with Knight. Knight catapults Ziggler face first into the steel ring post. Dozovic and Roode are tagged in.

Dozovic drops Roode with a shoulder tackle. Dozovic levels Ziggler with a Body Avalanche. Dozovic scores the elbow knockdown. Dozovic dumps Ziggler face first on the canvas. Dozovic hulks up. Dozovic with an Exploder Suplex. Dozovic plays to the crowd. Dozovic with a Spinning BodySlam. Dozovic delivers another Body Avalanche. Dozovic hits The Double Caterpillar. Dozovic goes for a Bodyslam, but Roode lands back on his feet. Roode kicks Dozovic in the jaw. Dozovic catches Roode in mid-air. Dozovic tags in Knight. Heavy Machinery goes for The Compactor, but Ziggler counters with The Zig Zag. Ziggler SuperKicks Dozovic. Roode and Ziggler sends Dozovic shoulder first into the steel ring post. Ziggler SuperKicks Knight. Roode plants Knight with The Glorious DDT to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE Raw Tag Team Champions, Robert Roode & Dolph Ziggler via Pinfall 

Miz TV With Special Guests: Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Jimmy Hart, Seth Rollins, Randy Orton, King Corbin and Rusev

Welcome to the most must see WWE talk show in history, Miz TV. His thoughts are with Rey Mysterio and Dominick. Miz has two daughters and there’s no telling what he would do if someone put their hands on his children. Let’s get this thing started. It’s the season premiere of Raw. Miz goes on to introduce Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan who’s accompanied by Jimmy Hart. How many times do you get to see three legends in a WWE ring? Flair is tired of hearing Hogan’s theme song. Hogan steals Flair’s trademark WOOO! Tonight is not about The Miz, it’s about the season premiere of Raw. He cannot think of better guests than these two all time greats. Miz asks Hogan what is it like to once again look across the ring at The Nature Boy?

Well let me tell you something brother. It’s great to be here in Phoenix, Arizona. Hogan calls Flair the greatest of all-time. Since Hogan brought it up, he may be the greatest draw in the history of this company along with Austin and Taker, but in the ring, no one touches Ric Flair. You got that? Do you have a problem with that? In this squared circle, he has no equals. It sounds like Flair want to take one more run at the 24 inch pythons brother. Flair removes his blazer. Does Hogan want a shot at the limousine riding, jet flying, kiss stealing, wheeling dealing, son of a gun one more time? Flair struts around the ring. Hogan points at Flair.

Believe it or not, Hogan and Flair are not spring chickens anymore. However, that doesn’t mean that they can’t add one more page on their legacy. Flair wants a paycheck with as many zeros as Hogan’s. At WWE Crown Jewel, there will be a match featuring Team Hogan versus Team Flair. It will be a five on five tag team match with them as the coaches. May the best team win. Hogan has one more question for Flair. Whatchu gonna do when HulkaMania and his team captain runs wild on you brother? Hogan’s team captain is Seth Rollins. Rollins has a lot on his plate, but five year old Seth Rollins would be kicking him in the shins if he didn’t accept this offer.

Rollins says that Team Hogan is going to mop the floor with Team Flair. The captain for Team Flair is Randy Orton. Orton wants Rollins to climb out of Hogan’s ass. Flair wooo’s. Orton and Rollins will be picking their teammates, but since it’s the Season Premiere of Raw, let’s have a captain’s match right now. Before the match starts, King Corbin walks down tot he ring. Orton attacks Rollins from behind. Rollins starts throwing haymakers at Orton. Corbin nails Rollins with the scepter. Rusev storms into the ring to make the save. Rusev clotheslines Orton. Rusev drops Corbin with a Spinning Heel Kick. Rusev with clubbing shoulder blocks. Rusev negates The RKO. Rusev connects with The Machka Kick. Rollins SuperKicks Corbin. Rusev follows that with another Machka Kick. Rollins lands The Suicide Dive. Rusev has officially joined Team Hogan.

The Authors Of Pain Promo 

We grew up thousands of miles apart but on the same street corner of dystopia and atrocity. Where we both learned at the same time, he who lives by the sword, dies by the sword. But the sword is just a metaphor for violence. He who lives for the violence, learns to love the violence. He who loves the violence, learns to crave the violence. He who craves the violence, learns to lust for the violence. He who lusts for the violence, learns to bring forth the violence. And finally he who brings forth the violence, learns to be the violence.

Third Match: The Viking Raiders vs. The OC 

Ivar and Luke Gallows will start things off. Gallows runs into Ivar. Ivar with two haymakers. Gallows drives his knee into the midsection of Ivar. Gallows punches Ivar in the back. Gallows tags in Anderson. Ivar drives Anderson back first into the turnbuckles. Ivar tags in Erik. Viking Raiders with Two Knee Lifts. Erik with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Viking Raiders starts cutting the ring in half. Ivar with a Running Boot for a two count. Ivar applies an arm-bar. Ivar kicks Anderson in the gut. Anderson kicks Ivar in the chest. Anderson tags in Gallows. Ivar goes for a Bodyslam, but Gallows lands back on his feet. Gallows sends Ivar to the corner.

Gallows with a running elbow smash. Gallows with heavy bodyshots. Gallows HeadButts Ivar. Gallows kicks Ivar in the face. Gallows is mauling Ivar in the corner. Gallows with a Running Boot. Gallows follows that with a Running Elbow Drop for a two count. Gallows rams his elbow into Ivar’s face. Gallows tags in Anderson. Ivar decks Anderson with a back elbow smash. Ivar ducks a clothesline from Gallows. Ivar tags in Erik. Erik delivers his combination offense. Erik with a Discus Forearm Smash. Erik is distracted by Gallows. Erik lands Death Rowe. Erik is fired up.

The OC regains control of the match during the commercial break. Anderson hammers down on the back of Erik’s neck. Anderson tags in Gallows. The OC hits their Belly to Back Suplex/NeckBreaker Combination for a two count. Gallows with clubbing elbow smashes. Gallows applies a rear chin lock. Erik gets back to a vertical base. Erik drops Gallows with a forearm smash. Ivar and Anderson are tagged in. Ivar drops Anderson with a shoulder tackle. Ivar with a Side Walk Slam. Ivar follows that with a Diving Crossbody Block.

Anderson side steps Ivar into the turnbuckles. Ivar with a Leaping Seated Senton. Ivar cartwheels around Gallows. Ivar clotheslines Gallows. Ivar tags in Erik. Viking Raiders with a SpringBoard Clothesline/Release German Suplex Combination for a two count. Gallows drops Ivar with The Big Boot. Gallows tags himself in. Anderson uppercuts Erik. Erik responds with an Exploder Suplex. Gallows connects with The Gallows Pole for a two count. Gallows uppercuts Ivar. Ivar ducks a clothesline from Gallows. Ivar wipes out Anderson with The Suicide Dive. Erik tags in Ivar. Erik PowerBombs Gallows. Ivar lands The Flying Splash to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Viking Raiders via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Cesaro vs. Ricochet 

Ricochet starts things off with a Tiger Wall Flip Kick. Ricochet dropkicks Cesaro for a one count. Ricochet with a running chop. Cesaro reverses out of the irish whip from Ricochet. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Cesaro. Cesaro goes for a PowerBomb, but Ricochet lands back on his feet. Cesaro drops Ricochet with a shoulder tackle. Ricochet drops down on the canvas. Ricochet negates The Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker. Cesaro decks Ricochet with a back elbow smash. Ricochet monkey flips Cesaro out of the ring. Ricochet hits The Fosbury Flop. Ricochet with a straight right hand. Ricochet rolls Cesaro back into the ring.

Ricochet goes for a Flying Clothesline, but Cesaro counters with a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker for a two count. Cesaro with a forearm shot across the back of Ricochet. Cesaro repeatedly stomps on Ricochet’s chest. Cesaro uppercuts Ricochet for a one count. Cesaro applies a rear chin lock. Ricochet gets back to a vertical base. Ricochet with shots to the midsection of Cesaro. Cesaro drills Ricochet with The GTS for a two count. Ricochet negates The Neutralizer. Ricochet sends Cesaro shoulder first into the steel ring post. Ricochet kicks Cesaro in the face. Ricochet plants Cesaro with The West Coast Pop to pickup the victory.

Winner: Ricochet via Pinfall 

The Firefly Fun House 

Fifth Match: AJ Styles (c) vs. Cedric Alexander For The WWE United States Championship 

Styles drives Alexander back first into the turnbuckles. Styles with clubbing shoulder blocks. Alexander dives over Styles. Alexander with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Alexander rolls Styles over for a two count. Alexander with a basement dropkick for a one count. Alexander with a straight right hand. Styles decks Alexander with a JawBreaker. Alexander dropkicks Styles to the floor. Styles avoids The SomerSault Plancha. Alexander drop toe holds Styles into the middle turnbuckle pad. Styles catches Alexander in mid-air.

Styles hits The Ushigoroshi over the top rope. Styles follows that with The Phenomenal Forearm to the floor. Styles applies a rear chin lock. Alexander gets back to a vertical base. Styles drives his knee into the midsection of Alexander. Alexander with a shoulder block. Alexander drops Styles with a SpringBoard FlatLiner. Styles is on rubber legs. Alexander with a Jumping Knee Strike. Styles reverses out of the irish whip from Alexander. Alexander hits The Neuralyzer.

Styles goes for The Phenomenal Blitz, but Alexander counters with a Discus Back Elbow Smash. Alexander with a Fireman’s Carry Enzuigiri for a two count. Styles negates The Lumbar Check. Styles drills Alexander with a Reverse DDT for a two count. Alexander launches Styles over the top rope. Alexander avoids The Phenomenal Forearm. Alexander hits The Michinoku Driver for a two count. Styles applies a waist lock. Styles with a German Suplex. Styles follows that with a WheelBarrow FaceBuster for a two count. Alexander rolls Styles over for a two count. Alexander goes for The Lumbar Check, but Styles counters with The Styles Clash to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE United States Champion, AJ Styles via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Lacey Evans vs. Natalya 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Evans applies a side headlock. Evans drops Natalya with a shoulder tackle. Evans throws her napkin at Natalya. Natalya applies a waist lock. Evans decks Natalya with back elbow smash. Natalya side steps Evans into the turnbuckles. Natalya with a SlingShot Atomic Drop. Natalya runs over Evans back. Natalya with a basement dropkick. Evans with a shoulder block. Evans sweeps the legs of Natalya. Evans drives Natalya face first into the steel ring steps. Evans hooks the leg for a two count. Evans repeatedly slams Natalya’s face on the canvas. Evans applies the cobra clutch. Evans whips Natalya to the corner.

Evans hits The Delayed Bronco Buster for a two count. Evans goes back to the cobra clutch. Natalya with an arm-drag takeover. Evans kicks Natalya in the gut. Evans drops Natalya with a Swinging NeckBreaker. Evans walks over Natalya. Natalya pulls Evans off the second rope. Natalya with a High Head Kick. Natalya delivers rapid fire haymakers. Natalya nails Evans with The Discus Lariat. Evans negates The SharpShooter. Natalya continues to tee off on Evans. Evans rakes the eyes of Natalya. Evans with a hand full of tights to pickup the victory. After the match, Evans connects with The Woman’s Right.

Winner: Lacey Evans via Pinfall 

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Paul Heyman Backstage Interview 

WWE Hell In A Cell 2019 Match Card 

– Roman Reigns & Daniel Bryan vs. Erick Rowan & Luke Harper

– Becky Lynch (c) vs. Sasha Banks in a Hell in a Cell Match For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship

– Seth Rollins (c) vs. “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt in a Hell in a Cell Match For The WWE Universal Championship

Seventh Match: Seth Rollins (c) vs. Rusev For The WWE Universal Championship

Randy Orton and King Corbin are standing on the stage. Rusev wants Rollins to shake his hand. Rusev with a wrist lock takedown. Rollins thrust kicks the midsection of Rusev. Rusev avoids The SuperKick. Rusev ducks a clothesline from Rollins. Rollins with a haymaker. Rusev responds with a Fallaway Slam. Rollins regroups on the outside. Rusev applies The Bear Hug. Rollins with three sharp elbow strikes. Rollins kicks Rusev in the face. Rollins hits The BlockBuster. Rollins and Rusev are trading back and forth shots. Rollins with a chop/forearm combination. Rollins drops Rusev with The SlingBlade. Rusev goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Rollins lands back on his feet.

Rollins sends Rusev tumbling to the floor. Rollins lands Two Suicide Dives. Rollins plays to the crowd. Rollins rolls Rusev back into the ring. Rusev catches Rollins in mid-air. Rollins with an inside cradle for a two count. Rusev with a High Head Kick. Rusev follows that with a Uranage Slam for a two count. Rusev goes for The Machka Kick, but Rollins rolls him over for a two count. Rollins SuperKicks Rusev. Rollins connects with The Falcon Arrow for a two count. Rollins goes for a SpringBoard Knee Strike, but Rusev counters with The Machka Kick. Rusev gets distracted by Bobby Lashley. Lashley starts making out with Lana on the stage. The Fiend arrives and locks in The Mandible Claw on the floor.

Match Result: No-Contest, but still WWE Universal Champion, Seth Rollins 

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Author: Josh Lopez