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WWE RAW REPORT: WHAT WAS THE PUNISHMENT FOR ROLLINS AND RUSEV?, THE CRUISERWEIGHTS DEBUT, A TALKING SEGMENT WITH MOST OF THE ROSTER, NEW MATCHES FOR SUNDAY AND A CHANGE TO ONE, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2016-09-19 23:02:00

Match Number Six:  Big E, Kofi Kingston, Sami Zayn, Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady versus Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, Epico, Primo, and Chris Jericho

Kofi and Jericho start things off and he connects with a shoudler tackle.  Kofi with a jumping back elbow and then he hits a double jump cross body for a near fall.  Zayn and Epico tag in and Zayn with arm drags into an arm bar.  Big E tags in and he applies an abdominal stretch and plays the bongos on Epico's rear end.  Kofi tags in and Big E with a splash and Kofi with a splash off Big E's back and Kofi gets a near fall.  Gallows with a clothesline on the apron and he tags in and punches Kofi in the corner.  Anderson tags in and slams Kofi and connects with a knee drop.  Anderson with a reverse chin lock.

Anderson with a spinebuster and Primo tags in and punches Kofi.  Primo with a monkey flip and Kofi lands on his feet and tags in Colin.  Colin takes care of everyone and then hits a fallaway slam and Stinger Splash.  Colin with an elbow drop and Enzo punches Epico and then he goes over the top rope to the floor when Epico drops down.  Colin with a boot to knock Epico off the apron.  Gallows with a boot and then Kofi is sent over the top with an assist from Big E.

Jericho hits Big E from behind but Zayn with punches to Jericho and then he goes to the ropes for a tornado DDT.  Zayn hits a Helluva kick on Primo and Enzo tags in and they hit the rocket launcher for the three count.

Winners:  Enzo Amore, Colin Cassady, Sami Zayn, Big E, and Kofi Kingston

We take a look back at what happened at the start of Raw.

We take a look at Gran Metalik and he talks about being different from everyone else.

Rich Swann says people are not going to be expecting what he pulls out.

We go to commercial.

Mick Foley is in the ring.

He says it is night the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog.  Mick says WWE scoured the world and they fought 32 cruiserweights who battled to determine who was the finest Superstar in the World.  They crowned TJ Perkins as the first Cruiserweight Champion.  It is not about size, it is about heart and determination.  Mick says four of them are here tonight for the inaugural match in the Cruiserweight Division.

Gran Metalik says he is excited to be on Raw.  

Cedric Alexander says he was given the opportunity to compete in the Cruiserweight Classic and you chanted 'please sign Cedric'.  Now that he is here, he will make you proud.

Brian Kendrick says they wished him well on his future endeavors and they wished him well.  They thought he was gone and so did he.

Mick brings out Rich Swann, Gran Metalik, Cedric Alexander, and Brian Kendrick.

Match Number Seven:  Gran Metalik versus Cedric Alexander versus Brian Kendrick versus Rich Swann in a Number One Contender Match

Kendrick goes to the floor to watch them start off and Alexander kicks Metalik and rolls up Swann.  Metalik with a back heel kick to Alexander.  Swann with a kick to Metalik and Metalik with a handspring move.  Swann with a flip over Metalik followed by a drop kick.  Kendrick with a back elbow to Swann when he turns around after dancing.  Kendrick with a running forearm to Metalik but Alexander with an uppercut.  Alexander with chops but Kendrick goes to the floor.  Alexander with a baseball slide and Alexander with a sunset flip to Metalik for a near fall.

Alexander with a chop.  Metalik lands on his feet on a slam attempt and then Metalik with a springboard back elbow.  Alexander with a springboard clothesline.  Swann with a kick and s snap mare and kick to the back.  Swann with a kick to Kendrick and he sends him to the floor.  Swann with a Dragon Sleeper and Alexander escapes and snap mares Swann and connects with an elbow.  Swann with a chop and Alexander chops Swann.  Swann with another chop and then they miss kicks.  Swann with a head scissors but Alexander lands on his feet.  Swann with a punch to Alexander.

Swann with an Irish whip and Alexander floats over and hits a head scissors.  Swann goes to the floor and Metalik with a chop.  Alexander with a plancha onto Kendrick and then Alexander punches Swann.  Alexander picks up Swann and Kendrick and Metalik with a springboard plancha onto all three men.  Metalik sends Alexander into the ring and Kendrick pulls Metalik off the apron on a springboard move.  Kendrick with a kick to Alexander's chest.  

Kendrick sends Swann into the steps and then he puts the foot in the step and Kendrick kicks the leg.  

We go to commercial.

We are back and Kendrick works over Alexander but Metalik with an elbow drop to Kendrick and he gets a near fall.  Swann with an Irish whip to Metalik and Metalik with a drop kick off the ropes and he gets a near fall.  Metalik goes up top and misses a moonsault when Swann gets his feet up.   Swann with a Gibson Driver and a jackknife cover for a near fall.  Alexander breaks up the cover.  Alexander with a punch to Swann.  Alexander with a forearm and Swann lands on his feet on a slam attempt and has Alexander in a waist lock.  Alexander with an elbow and a handspring round kick for a near fall.  

Alexander with a forearm to Kendrick but Kendrick sends Alexander to the floor.  Kendrick sets for Sliced Bread #2 on Swann but Metalik catches him and Kendrick hits a DDT for a near fall on Metalik.  Kendrick goes for the Bully Choke but Alexander with a knee.  Swann with a round kick to Alexander and Swann sets for the standing 450 and he hits it but Kendrick breaks up the cover and sends Swann to the floor.  Kendrick with the Bully Choke and Metalik breaks it up.  

Metalik sets for the Metalik Driver but Alexander escapes and hits the Lumbar Check but Kendrick applies the Bully Choke and Alexander taps out.

Winner:  Brian Kendrick

Michael Cole brings up the situation between Nia Jax and Alicia Fox.  We see footage of what has happened over the last few weeks.  They will meet on the Kickoff show on Sunday.

The steel cage lowers to the ring while the Cage Lowering Music plays.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Eight:  Kevin Owens versus Roman Reigns in a Non Title Match in a Steel Cage

Owens tells Reigns he is staying in the cage.  Owens calls for the door but Reigns pulls him back and punches Owens.  Reigns keeps Owens from going through the door and then Owens tries to climb the cage but Reigns stops him and punches Kevin.  Reigns with more punches.  Owens with a kick but Reigns with clotheslines.  Reigns with a flying clothesline.  Reigns with a clothesline into the corner.  Owens sends Reigns into the cage and Owens gets a near fall.  

We go to commercial.

We are back and Owens and Reigns are on the top rope against the cage.  Reigns with head butts, but Owens with a rake of the eyes.  Owens is dropped ding ding first on the top rope.  Owens with splashes against the cage and Owens is down.  Reigns with a running thrust kick.  Reigns sets for the Superman punch and Owens tries to get out of the cage but Owens is pulled back in.  Owens with a forearm but Reigns with a Samoan drop for a near fall.  Reigns tells Owens he is going to punish him as he connects with Neverending Story.  Owens with a German suplex and he hits a cannonball.  

Owens gets back to his feet and he has the cage door opened.  Reigns grabs Owens leg to stop him and Owens kicks Reigns.  Owens goes for a back senton but Reigns gets his knees up.  Owens stops Reigns from going through the door to escape.  They exchange punches and they get back to their feet.  Owens with an elbow and Reigns with a kick and punches.  Owens with knees and he sets for a pop up power bomb but Reigns with an elbow and punch.  They go back and forth.  They go into rapid fire punch sequence time.  Owens with a knee and a super kick.  Owens sets for the Pop Up Power Bomb but Reigns counters with a Superman punch for a near fall.

Owens tries to get out of the cage while Reigns gets ready for the spear and Owens with a kick and Pop Up Power Bomb for a near fall.  Owens climbs the cage and gets to the top but Reigns grabs Owens' leg and brings him back in.  Owens with a head butt and then he slams Reigns' head into the cage as he reminds Reigns whose show it is and that he is the guy.  Reigns with a Superman punch and both men fall off the ropes and are down.  Owens goes for the door while Reigns climbs the cage.  Owens is through the door but Reigns falls to the floor first.

Winner:  Roman Reigns

After the match, Rusev tries to attack Reigns but Reigns sees it coming and he punches Rusev.  Rusev punches back and Reigns kicks Rusev against the steps.  Owens kicks the cage door into Reigns' face.

Owens tells Rusev to Matchka something.  Rusev sends Reigns into the cage and Rusev has a chain and lock to keep everyone out of the cage.  Rusev kicks and punches Reigns while Owens watches.  Rusev applies the Accolade.

Seth Rollins' music plays and he comes to the ring and he climbs the cage and Owens climbs to stop him.  Rollins knocks Owens off the cage and he does the same to Rusev.  Rollins hits a cross body onto Owens and Rusev while they wait for him to get into position.

We go to credits.

 


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