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WWE RAW REPORT: NEW CHAMPIONS APPEAR, A STREET FIGHT WITH A CASUALTY, EMMA GETS A CHANCE . . . KIND OF, CRUISERWEIGHT EIGHT MAN, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2017-08-21 23:07:00

We are back and Kurt Angle makes his way to the ring.

Kurt says he promised everyone a surprise.  Kurt brings out John Cena.

John makes his way to the ring.

John asks if you weren't expecting him.  The crowd shows their support or hatred for Cena.

John rhetorically asks why is he here.  He says he saw Kurt Angle at Summerslam and Kurt asked him if he wanted to come to Raw.  John immediately said yes, not because Smackdown is bad, but for a long time he wanted to stand in this ring on Raw and be face to face with a certain WWE superstar.

Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring.

John says Roman is exactly who he was looking for.  

Roman asks Cena if he has been looking for him.  The only time you look for him is when you run your mouth on Twitter.  Now that you are in HIS yard, the question is will you run your mouth to his face.

John says it seems like the Raw crowd holds a bit of a grudge as they chant for the Undertaker.

Cena says he did not come here to talk.  Cena drops the mic and removes his t-shirt.  

Miz interrupts and makes his way to the ring with Maryse, Bo Dallas, and Curtis Axel.

Miz says this is what a sold out Barclays looks like because he would not know.  Miz comments on Cena correcting him and making a joke out of everything.  Did he interrupt a moment?  John Cena and Roman Reigns in the same ring at the same time.  Barclays has blown the roof off the place.  How many moments do you two get?  In life, you are always told if you work hard, chip away and plug away and your moment will come.  MIz says he is tired of waiting for his moment to come while undeserving people like you two get chances week after week after week.

Miz says he will take his moment right now while he ruins yours.  The General Manager of Raw thinks that Raw needs an addition while the Intercontinental Champion rides the pine at SummerSlam.  Miz asks if Raw needs John Cena.  Miz says that you have 18,000 people chanting no.

John says he is a man of the people so he will show himself out.

Miz stops Cena and says he is not done talking to him.  It is that smirk.  You turn his moments into a joke.  Roman, you call this ring your yard, but this is his show.  Miz says you don't know what to do.  Do you cheer or boo John Cena?  You don't know whether to boo or cheer Roman Reigns.  Miz wants to know who do you think that affects?  Does it affect John Cena or Roman Reigns.  It only affects Miz, the only champion in the ring.  He deserves to be in the main event of every show.

Miz says he has earned respect for twelve damn years.  Where is his moment?

Cena says that Miz deserves a moment so let's give it to him.  John says if you want to be in the main event, why not have a history making moment when you and one of your lackeys step in the ring with him and his new tag team partner, Roman Reigns.  That is a moment.

Miz says that is not a moment for him, it is a moment for John.  Good old John Cena.  He wants Miz to wrestle while he is in a three piece suit.

Samoa Joe's music plays and he makes his way to the ring.

Joe looks at Cena and he apologizes and he has a strong opinion about this situation himself.  if anybody is going to be your partner, it is not going to be you or you.  Whether you like it or not, it is going to be him.  Joe says he is sick and tired of hearing you come out week after week telling people that this is your yard.  Joe says he will run his mouth straight to Roman because one on one, he owns Roman. 

As for you, John Cena . . . Joe punches Cena and then he connects with elbows and forearms in the corner.  Roman takes care of Miz, Axel, and Dallas.  Cena gets Joe up for an Attitude Adjustment but Joe gets to his feet and he applies the choke on Cena.  Roman with a Superman punch to Joe and he goes to the floor.

Cena and Roman stand together in the ring.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Four:  Drew Gulak Ariya Daivari, Tony Nese, and Noam Dar versus Gran Metalik, Rich Swann, Cedric Alexander, and Mustafa Ali

Gulak sends Metalik into the ropes abut Metalik with a slingshot arm drag and a drop kick.  Ali and Daivari tag in.  Daivari with an elbow and punches in the corner.  Daivari misses a splash into teh corner and Ali with a double jump cross body.  Ali with a wrist lock and Swann tags in.  Daivari with a wrist lock and Swann with an arm drag.  Dar doesn't want to tag in but Nese will.  Swann with a drop kick and Nese with a running back elbow to stop Swann from going to the floor.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Gulak keeps Swann from making the tag.  Drew pulls Swann into the center of the ring.  Swann kicks Gulak but Gulak continues to stop Swann.  Swann with punches but Gulak holds on to the leg.  Swann with a jumping round kick to the temple and both men are down.  Nese and Alexander tag in and Alexander with a back elbow and then Alexander knocks everyone off the apron.  Alexander with a kick and a cross body into the corner.  Alexander with an enzuigiri and a springboard clothesline for a near fall but Gulak breaks up the cover.

Metalik back drops Gulak over the top rope and then he hits a moonsault onto Daivari and Gulak.  Nese with a back slide for a near fall but Alexander hits a handspring round kick followed by Lumbar Check for the three count.

Winners:  Cedric Alexander, Gran Metalik, Rich Swann, and Mustafa Ali

Neville is in the interview area.  He is asked about losing the title last Monday only to win it back last night.  Neville asks what were the people expecting?  Maybe they were hoping for a change of the guard.  Someone charismatic or aethestically pleasing.  He talks about Tozawa and his flesh eating parasite of a mentor Titus O'Neil.

Titus and Tozawa show up and he calls Neville a gargoyle.  He says they have one word for him and Tozawa says rematch.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Kurt Angle is on his phone when his son Jason Jordan arrives.  Kurt wants to know what is up.  Jason says he is not looking for preferential treatment, but he wants a match.  Kurt asks if it is about his performance last night.  Jason says he wants Finn Balor.  Kurt asks Jason if he thinks he is ready for that level of competition and he tells Jason that he has his match.

The new Raw Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose make their way to the ring.

Seth says it feels good to be in this ring side by side with Dean Ambrose, holding up these titles.  They got back together and they run the show.  Now they are the Raw tag team champions.

Dean says he has been wearing the title belt since he won it and he put it under his pillow last night.

Seth says that many did not believe that they would be back together, but the people believed them and they are here to party.

Dean says everyone is invited, except for Sheamus and Cesaro.  He says they know they will ask for their rematch and they will do it any time.

Matt and Jeff Hardy make their way to the stage and they go to the ring.  

Jeff says they don't want to ruin the party before it gets started.  They wanted to say congratulations.  Matt says they know better than most that brothers fight.  When they put their differences aside, it can be a beautiful thing.  Matt says they want to challenge Seth and Dean to a match.

Seth says they grew up idolizing the Hardys.  

Matt says there is a reason the people chant.  For a quarter of a century, they have revolutionized the tag team division.  They want to revolutionize it tonight in Brooklyn.

Seth says let's do it.

Match Number Five:  Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy versus Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins

Matt and Dean start things off and Dean with a wrist lock.  Matt with a wrist lock and Dean with a reversal.  Dean with a side head lock but Matt with a hammer lock.  Dean with a hammer lock.  Matt sends Dean into the turnbuckles and Jeff tags in and they kick Dean and hit a splash and leg drop combination.  Jeff with a wrist lock and he works on the shoulder.  Dean with a knee and Seth tags in and Dean with a drop kick and Seth with a runing drop kick of his own for a near fall.  

We see Sheamus and Cesaro watching in the back.

Matt tags in and they hit a double hip toss and a double wheelbarrow suplex for a near fall.  Matt with a side head lock take down.  Rollins with punches but Matt with a forearm to the back.  Matt runs into the corner and Seth with a flatline into the turnbuckles.  Dean tags in and hits a sliding clothesline.  Seth with a knee drop for a near fall.  Dean with chops but Matt with a kick.  Jeff and Seth tags in and They go back and forth escaping the other's finishers.

They pair off and exchange punches.  Matt with a baseball slide to Dean on the floor and Jeff with a jaw breaker and he clotheslines Seth over the top rope to the floor.  Jeff with a clothesline off the apron and we go to commercial.

We are back and Jeff with an arm bar but Rollins with an enzuigiri and both men are down.  Dean and Matt tag in and Dean with running forearms and a flying clothesline.  Dean with a running forearm into the corner but Matt avoids a bulldog.  Matt goes over the top rope to the floor.  Ambrose misses a pescado.  Matt sends Seth over the top rope to the floor.  Jeff with Poetry in Motion onto Dean and Seth on the floor.

Jeff sends Dean back into the ring and Jeff with a splash into the corner.  Dean with an Irish whip but Jeff with an elbow and he goes up top for Whisper in the Wind but Seth pulls Dean out of the way.  Dean gets a near fall.  Seth tags in and he connects with an elbow drop.  Rollins with a front face lock.  Rollins with a suplex and he gets a near fall.  Dean tags in and he kicks Jeff in the ribs.  Dean sets for a Regal Lock and then he turns it into a front face lock.  Jeff with punches followed by a short arm clothesline for a near fall.

Seth tags back in and Rollins with forearms into the corner followed by a snap mare and reverse chin lock.  Dean tags back in and kicks Jeff and keeps Jeff from getting to his corner.  Dean with punches and Rollins tags in.  Jeff with elbows and Jeff hits Whisper in the Wind and all three men are down.  Jeff makes the tag to Matt and Matt with a clothesline to Seth and he sends Dean to the floor.  Matt sends Seth into all three turnbuckles.  Matt with a clothesline into the corner followed by a bulldog for a near fall.

Matt goes to the turnbuckles for an elbow to the back of the head.  Matt sets for a Side Effect but Rollins escapes.  Dean makes the tag and they hit an Elevated Slingblade for a near fall.  All four exchange punches again.  Dean sends Matt to the floor.  Seth with a knee to Jeff and Dean drop kicks Jeff to the floor.  Dean and Seth with suicide dives onto Matt and Jeff.  Matt with a Side Effect to Seth on the apron.  Dean goes for the double underhook DDT but Matt escapes.  Matt blocks the rebound clothesline with a Side Effect for a near fall.  Dean puts Matt in the Tree of Woe and then Dean sets for a super double underhook DDT but Matt falls to the mat.  Jeff tags in and Matt with a kick and Twist of Fate.  Seth with a super kick to Matt and then Jeff sends Seth to the floor. 

Dean gets his knees up when Jeff goes for a Swanton.  Dean with a kick.  Seth tags in and he hits the accordian jumping knee followed by a double underhook DDT for the three count.

Winners:  Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins

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