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WWE RAW REPORT: BRAUN GETS A TITLE MATCH, BRAUN GETS ANOTHER TITLE MATCH, ANOTHER HALL OF FAMER JOINS THE FIEND'S LIST, SASHA EXPLAINS HER ACTIONS, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2019-08-19 22:59:00

We are back and Dawson is knocked off the turnbuckles but Woods.  Woods with a missile drop kick to Dawson and both men are down.  Big E tags in and he hits an overhead belly-to-belly suplex on Wilder and then one on Dawson.  Big E with a belly-to-belly suplex to Wilder followed by a Warrior Splash.  Big E gets Wilder up but Dawson knocks Woods off the turnbuckles.  Big E punches Wilder on the apron and Big E sets for the spear through the ropes and Orton with an RKO and the referee calls for the bell.

Winners:  Big E and Xavier Woods (by disqualification)

After the match, Kofi comes to the ring and hits a rolling clothesline on Orton and then Kofi takes care of Wilder and Dawson.  Orton with an RKO to Kofi.

Woods goes after Orton and Woods with chops but Dawson and Wilder help Orton with a Shatter RKO.  Dawson holds Woods while Wilder goes to the turnbuckles and Orton makes Kofi watch Wilder come off the turnbuckles with a boot to the knee.

Michael Cole is with Sasha Banks as a replacement for Jerry Lawler.  Cole calls Sasha's return last week as one of the most controversial and she is asked if she would like to explain her actions.  Sasha says it has been a crazy and emotional week for her.  Sasha says she looked in the mirror and she told herself, blue is your color.  Look at this.  It is all over social media.  People are talking about her new hair color.  She looks good and feels even better.  Cole says no one is talking about her hair, but about her return to WWE and her attack on Natalya.

Sasha tells Cole "You're Welcome" and leaves.

Match Number Six:  Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss versus Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose in a Non Title Match

Nikki and Sonya start things off and Sonya with a front face lock.  Nikki with a double thrust to the throat and Alexa tags in.  Sonya with a rollup for a near fall.  Sonya gets another near fall.  Sonya with a knee to the midsection and Mandy tags in.  Sonya and Mandy with kicks and knees and then they send Alexa to the mat and Mandy gets a near fall.  Mandy with a chop and Alexa escapes a slam and applies a waist lock.  Mandy with a back elbow and single leg take down.  Mandy with a drop kick and running knee to the head.  Mandy gets a near fall.  

Alexa backs Mandy into the ropes and Nikki kicks Mandy in teh back.  Mandy goes after Nikki and connects with a forearm.  Alexa with a baseball slide to Mandy.  Alexa kicks Mandy and sends her back into the ring.  Alexa gets a near fall.  Alexa with an Irish whip and Nikki tags in and connects with a splash.  Alexa with a slap.  Nikki with a snap mare and straitjacket choke.  Nikki with an Irish whip and Alexa tags in.  Nikki with a splash but Mandy with a running knee and both women are down.  Nikki and Sonya tag in and Sonya with a clothesline and forearm followed by kicks.  Sonya with a sliding knee and she swings at Alexa on the apron.  Nikki with a kick to Sonya and Mandy is sent into the ring post.  Sonya with a spinebuater to Nikki.  Nikki with a swinging neck breaker for the three count.

Winners;  Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss

Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman are in the back and they talk about strategy for the match.  Braun appears to be focused on other things as he stares at the Unviersal Title belt.  Seth tells Braun to focus and follow his lead.

Braun says he is focused and he tells Seth to follow his lead and they will be tag champions tonight.

We go to commercial.

Cedric Alexander says he is a man of few words.  Tonight, he faces Sami Zayn and he vows to make the most of this opportunity.

Sami Zayn says the last few weeks and months have been garbage for him.  He will not let his career go into the trash.  This is where he turns it all around.  Sami says he is coming after Cedric like a tornado.

Match Number Seven:  Cedric Alexander versus Sami Zayn in a First Round King of the Ring Match

Sami with a waist lock and forearms and punches to Cedric.  Zayn with a kick and clothesline for a near fall.  Sami with another near fall.  Zayn chokes Cedric in the ropes.  Cedric with a chop but Zayn with a back breaker for a near fall.  Zayn with another near fall.  Zayn with a reverse chin lock.  Zayn with a Michinoku Driver for a near fall.  Zayn kicks Alexander and connects with crossfaces and he applies a rear chin lock.  Alexander with a forearm and chops.  Alexander with a back elbow and flying forearm.  Alexander with a boot to Zayn and he leaps over Zayn and hits a handstand head scissors followed by a drop kick.  Alexander with a suicide dive.  Alexander hits the Neuralizer followed by the Lumbar Check for the three count.

Winner:  Cedric Alexander (faces winner of Miz versus Baron Corbin)

We see the Street Profits in the back and they are looking at the King of the Ring brackets.  Montez says he is two for two while Dawkins talks about how his bracket has been busted because he had Cesrao in the finals.  MOntez talks about the Smackdown matches and Angelo brings up the two Raw matches next week.  Angelo wonders why isn't there a tag team King of the Ring tournament.  Montez says they are already the kings.  He has the crowm on his head and the gold around his neck.  Angelo mentions the Raw Tag Title Match.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Luke and Karl wonder what did Seth and Braun do to get a title match.  AJ says this is a chance for the OC to show its greatness.  They will show the Universal Champion and the Monster Among Men are no competition for the OC.

Natalya is in the back in her sling and she says she just came from the WWE doctor.  It has been one week since she bared her soul to the WWE Universe.  Between preparing for her match with Becky Lynch and the anniversary of her father's passing, she expected an emotional week.  She did not expect Sasha Banks.  Sasha was her friend and that is why she cannot wrap her head around why would Sasha do what she did last week.  We see Sasha attack Natalya again.Sasha kicks the injured arm and she tells Nattie to go to heel and tell your daddy that Sasha says hi.

Match Number Eight:  Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows (with AJ Styles) versus Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman for the Raw Tag Team Championships

Strowman and Gallows start things off and they lock up.  Strowman backs Gallows into the corner and Strowman with head butts and a shoulder tackle.  Rollins tags in and he goes up top and punches Gallows in the ribs.  Rollins works on the arm and Gallows with a punch and he sends Rollins into the turnbuckles.  Anderson tags in and he sends Rollins into the turnbuckles and punches Rollins in the ribs.  Rollins with chops and punches.  Rollins with a kick and clothesline.  Rollins with an O'Connor Roll as Gallows makes the tag.  Rollins kicks Gallows to the floor and then he goes after Gallows and Anderson on the floor.  Gallows hot shots Rollins on the ringside barrier and then he drops Rollins on the ringside barrier again as we go to commercial.

We are back and Anderson with an arm bar on Rollins.  Rollins with punches but Anderson with a kick.  Rollins with a kick and Anderson with a spinebuster for a near fall.  Anderson puts Rollins on the turnbuckles and Anderson with a head butt.  Anderson sets for a superplex.  Rollins blocks it and Rollins punches Anderson in the ribs.  Rollins with a head butt.  Anderson runs into a boot.  Rollins with a blockbuster.  Gallows tags in and he goes after the ribs to stop Rollins from making the tag.  AJ gets Braun's attention and Gallows sends Strowman into the ring post and then he kicks Strowman in the head.  Rollins with a super kick to Gallows and Anderson tags in.  Rollins with slingblade followed by running forearms to Gallows and Anderson.  Rollins drops down and Gallows goes over the top rope and Rollins with a suicide dive to Gallows.  Rollins with a Falcon Arrow for a near fall.  

Rollins is sent to the apron and Rollins punches Anderson and the referee is knocke dout of position and AJ drops Rollins on the top turnbuckle.  Gallows tags in and they hit a neck breaker and belly-to-back suplex combination but Rollins kicks out.  Anderson tags in and Gallows has some words for Rollins.  Rollins punches Gallows but Anderson hits Rollins from behind.  Rollins is sent to the floor and Gallows holds Rollins.  Anderson talks to the referee and Strowman with a running shoudler tackle to AJ on the floor.  Rollins makes the tag to Strowman and Strowman with running shoulder tackles to Anderson followed by a splash.  Strowman with a running shoulder tackle to Gallows.  Strowman with a splash to Anderson followed by a running power slam.

AJ tries to interfere but Rollins with Black Out.  Strowman covers Anderson for the three count.

Winners:  Braun Strowman and Seth Rollins (new champions)

We go to credits.


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