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WWE RAW REPORT: THE STATUS OF THE UNIVERSAL TITLE, A NEW FEMALE DEBUTS ON RAW, THE END OF THE DUDLEYS?, WHAT DID KEVIN AND CHRIS CALL TOM PHILLIPS TONIGHT?, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2016-08-22 23:01:00

We are back and Charlotte makes her way to the ring accompanied by Dana Brooke.

Dana chants You Deserve It and Charlotte agrees.  Charlotte says she is the greatest female athlete in the world.  She says you can forget about Serena Williams, Simone Biles, and Sasha Banks.

Sasha was exposed as all flash and no cash.  Charlotte says she is the money of the Women's Division.  She didn't need her father or Dana.  She did it by herself.  Charlotte says Charlotte's back injury proves she doesn't have what it takes to carry the women's division.  Charlotte says she hopes you enjoyed her short title reign because she will never get a title match again.  Charlotte tells Sasha when she is ready to come back, please don't come back.  Charlotte says the Queen has reclaimed her throne.

Mick Foley's music plays and he comes out.  He says that he has to congratulate Charlotte.  You tore the house down last night.  Mick says Sasha will get a rematch when she comes back.

Charlotte says she hopes Sasha comes back so she can break her back again.  Charlotte says she deserves the night off because there is no one worthy.

Mick says there are a lot of things that are heartbreaking and difficult.  He did not like having to take the Universal title from Finn Balor.  MIck says that him and Stephanie have signed the hottest free agent of the New Era.

Bayley comes out.

Bayley cannot believe that this is really happening.  She says she has been waiting for this moment her entire life.  Bayley thanks Mick for this opportunity.  Why not seal the deal with a hug.  Bayley and Mick hug.

Charlotte says this is your new free agent acquisition.  Obviously you have been spending way too much time promoting your reality show.  She calls Bayley 'Miss Left Behind'.

Bayley tells Charlotte she respects her and would never try to upstage her.  She will challenge Charlotte for the WWE Women's Championship.

Charlotte says Bayley does not get a chance to talk about your dreams and goals.  You have to earn your spot and get at the back of the line.  Charlotte says she is not dressed for a fight but her protege is dressed for a fight because she told her always be ready for a fight.

Mick makes the match official.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Five:  Bayley versus Dana Brooke (with Charlotte)

Bayley with a side head lock and take down.  Bayley with a drop toe hold and she spins around on Dana.  Bayley with a waist lock but Dana with an elbow and she sends Bayley into the turnbuckles.  Bayley returns the favor and sends Dana into the turnbuckles.  Bayley gets a near fall.  Dana with an Irish whip and Bayley with an arm drag off the turnbuckles.  Bayley is sent to the apron and Charlotte tries to distract Bayley.

Bayley with a shoulder and then she kicks Bayley to the floor.  Dana with a baseball slide and then she sends Bayley into the ringside barrier.  Dana rolls Bayley into the ring and gets a near fall.  Dana with a modified bow and arrow.  Bayley kicks her way out of the hold.  Dana with punches to Bayley and Dana gets a near fall.  Bayley with forearms to the midsection.  Bayley runs Dana into the corner and connects with shoulders and then she hits a running back elbow into the corner. Bayley with a corkscrew back elbow from the turnbuckles followed by the belly-to-belly suplex and she gets the three count.

Winner:  Bayley

After the match, Bayley stares down Charlotte for a moment.

Roman Reigns is stopped by Tom Phillips and he is asked about Chris Jericho's comment.  He says that Jericho was probably running his mouth and he will shut it up using the scarf or his fist.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a Cruiserweight Division video package featuring Rich Swann, Noam Dar, Brian Kendrick, and TJ Perkins.  The cruiserweights arrive on Raw on September 19th.

Michael Cole and Corey Graves talk about the Best of Seven series between Cesaro and Sheamus and see footage from the first match that took place during the Kickoff Show at Summerslam.

Andrea D'Marco is in the interview area with Sheamus.  She asks him about the second match in the series.  Sheamus asks if she saw the match from last night.  Pride is on the line.  It is the first of seven ,if Cesaro makes it that far.  When it comes to Cesaro, he is like the Suicide Squad of WWE.  Full of hype, but when people are counting on him, he underdelivers. Just like every sports team in New York.  Unlike the Giants, Jets, Yankees, Mets, the Knicks, and the other basketball team, he is going to be a winner.

Byron Saxton is with Johnny Knockout in the ring and Byron asks him why he wants to do it.  Johnny says he likes big sweaty men.  Byron wishes him luck.

Match Number Six:  Braun Strowman versus Johnny Knockout

Johnny with a few kicks but Strowman with a clothesline.  Braun with a forearm to the back and then he sends Johnny into the turnbuckles and hits a splash.  Braun sends Johnny to the mat.  Braun with a reverse choke slam for the three count.

Winner:  Braun Strowman

After the match, Strowman hits a Dominator and he wants the referee to count him again.  Braun yells at the referee after he refuses.

We take a look at the return of the Dudleys last year in Brooklyn.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley make their way to the ring.

Bubba says he does not get very emotional, but tonight might be a little different.  One year ago in this very building, in this very ring, in their very city that pyro went off and him and his brother D-Von came to the ring, kicked ass, and put people through tables.  They were back in the WWE.  There have been some ups and some downs.  You liked us and you hated us, but you respected us and have done so for 20 years. 

D-Von says it has been one hell of a year and one hell of a career.  For twenty years, he has been up and down the road with this man having legendary matches like the TLC matches.  People still talk about today as one of the greatest matches of all time.  Creating that history with guys like Edge and Christian and the Hardy Boys.  Every bump they took in the ring.  Every ladder and chair shot he took, he would do it again.  The WWE has been his home and it will always be.

If it wasn't for you, the WWE Universe, there would be no Dudley Boys.

Bubba wants everyone to get on their feet so Bubba and D-Von can thank all of you.  Bubba says you don't get to go out on your own terms.  Things did not go as they wanted, to be able to say goodbye in their backyard is leaving on their terms.  Bubba thanks everyone.

D-Von lets out a TESTIFY.

Epico and Primo come out.  Primo says this is embarrassing and it is about time you guys leave because you are all washed up.  Behind every cloud there is a silver lining.  Epico says since you are leaving, Primo and him would like to give the Dudleys a special going away present.  Epico got them a pair of economy comfort tickets to Puerto Rico. 

Primo says he pities who will be sitting next to them.  You will get to enjoy all of the pleasures of Puerto Rico.

Epico talks about the food, the beaches, and women . . . he means the food.

Bubba and D-Von attack Epico and Primo.  Bubba signals for a 3D and they give it to Primo.  Epico gets slammed and D-Von goes up top for a Wasssup head butt.

Bubba tells D-Von to get the tables.

Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows attack Bubba and D-Von before they can send a Colon through a table.  D-Von is sent into the steps by Anderson while Gallows punches Bubba.  They get Bubba up for Magic Killer on the floor.  D-Von tries to fight back but it is two on one.  They send D-Von back into the ring and they set for Magic Killer through the table.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Seven:  Roman Reigns versus Chris Jericho in a Universal Title Qualifying Match

They lock up and Reigns backs Jericho into the corner.  Reigns with a side head lock and shoulder tackle.  Jericho slaps Reigns and he asks him about IT.  Jericho decides to go to the floor when it looks like Reigns is going to kill him.  Reigns with clotheslines and then he hits a clothesline in the corner followed by an Irish whip.  Jericho with an elbow but Reigns with punches.  Jericho with a rake of the eyes.  Jericho with punches.  Jericho with a running double sledge to the back and Reigns goes to the floor and we go to commercial.

We are back and Jericho chokes Reigns in the ropes and then he hits a running splash into the ropes.  Reigns with a head butt and punches.  Jericho with a drop kick and he gets a near fall.  Reigns with another head butt and punches.  Reigns with an Irish whip and he runs into a boot.  Jericho goes for a bulldog but Reigns sends Jericho into the turnbuckles ding ding first.   Reigns with clotheslines and then hits a flying clothesline.  Reigns with Neverending Story.  Reigns with an uppercut and then he sets for the Superman punch but Reigns misses.  Jericho sets for the Walls of Jericho but Roman powers out of the hold.  Jericho with an enzuigiri for a near fall.

Jericho punches Reigns and kicks him in the head.  Jericho punches Roman and Roman sends Jericho over the top rope but Jericho lands on the apron and he goes up top but Reigns with an uppercut as he comes off.  Reigns with a Juggernaut leaping drop kick.  Reigns gets Jericho on his shoulders for a moment.  Jericho with an elbow and he tries for the Lionsault but Reigns gets his knees up.  Reigns with a Superman punch and he gets a near fall.   

Reigns sets for the spear but Jericho with a kick and Jericho goes for the Codebreaker but Reigns holds on and counters into a sit out power bomb and he gets a near fall.  Reigns sets for the spear again and Kevin Owens makes his way to teh ring and Reigns punches Owens and Jericho with a rollup for a near fall.  Reigns with a Superman punch and he sets for the spear.  Jericho with a rollup into the Walls of Jericho.

Roman pushes up and crawls to the ropes to get Jericho to release the hold.  Owens with a super kick and Jericho with a Codebreaker but Reigns kicks out.  Owens tells Chris to DO IT.  Jericho slaps Reigns in the head while Owens chants for 'IT'.  Jericho with more slaps to Reigns.  Reigns gets to his feet and he slaps Jericho back.  Reigns with a Superman punch to Owens and Jericho with a rollup but Reigns rolls through and hits the spear for the three count.

Winner:  Roman Reigns (Advances to Universal Title Match)

We go to credits.


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