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WWE RAW REPORT: GROWING UP BELLA; THE HHHIGHLIGHT REEL; A NEW AMERICAN HERO; AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2014-09-01 23:00:09
Match Number Four: Jack Swagger (with Zeb Colter) versus Curtis Axel

They lock up and Axel with a chop but Swagger with knees in the corner. Swagger with a biel and he gives us a We the People. Axel with a punch to the ribs that are still taped up.

Bo appears on the stage and he has chairs set up.

Axel with a clothesline that misses but he hits a clothesline to the back of the head. Axel gets a near fall. Swagger punches Axel but Axel with a drop kick. Swagger goes to the floor and Zeb tells Swagger to fight through it. Axel with a punch but Swagger drops Axel on the top rope. Swagger with a clothesline and a knee in the corner.

Swagger sets for the double jump Swagger Bomb but Axel gets his foot up and Swagger grabs the leg and applies the ankle lock and Axel taps out.

Winner: Jack Swagger

After the match, Bo congratulates Jack on his victory. Bo says that he mentioned the 318,000,000 people he disappointed at SummerSlam. Bo wants to introduce a few. He introduces Richie, a farmer from the heartland. He bet a month’s salary on Jack at SummerSlam. Richie went double or nothing on the rematches. Now the bank is taking his farm.

Angelo is an up and coming tailor who emigrated to this country a few years ago. Angelo is so upset that he failed his citizenship test and now he is being deported back to Italy.

Bo introduces us to Jennifer. Her son’s favorite wrestler used to be Jack Swagger. Now her son wants to be like Vladimir Putin.

They can turn this all around. You can turn all of this around. Bo says that he wants everyone in this arena and the millions watching at home to stand up . . . put your right hand over your heart, and repeat after him . . . All you have to do is BOLIEVE.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Five: Adam Rose versus Titus O’Neil ( with Heath Slater)

They lock up and Titus with a wrist lock. Rose rolls around to get under Titus’ skin. Titus runs into a boot. Rose is caught off the turnbuckles and Titus with a backbreaker and he tosses Rose to the side while Titus barks. Titus with a boot in the corner. The bunny hops towards Heath Slater while Titus chokes Rose in the corner.

Slater pushes the bunny down. The bunny attacks Slater and Titus cannot believe what he just saw and Rose with a rollup for the three count.

Winner: Adam Rose

After the match, Slater is sent into the ring steps by Rose and the bunny.

It is time for the latest Growing Up Bella segment.

Nikki says that Brie has always been jealous, conniving, and self centered. Nikki says that Brie almost didn’t graduate. She was told that she might be held back. Nikki offered to tutor her and help her. Time was running out and Brie asked Nikki to take her place and take the finals for her. Brie passed with flying colors.

And Nikki has never told anyone before.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Lana is on the mic. She says that today in America, you celebrate Labor Day. You celebrate another day off. That means that you continue to promulgate the concept of educating your youth that it is okay to be entitled, corpulent, and listless. In contrast, in Russia, we celebrated a Day of Knowledge. We promote the education of our youth. In essence, you and your Labor Day . . . you suck.

Match Number Six: Rusev (with Lana) versus Zack Ryder

Ryder with punches to Rusev but Rusev sends Ryder into the corner. Ryder with knees and then he goes for the Rough Ryder but Rusev catches Ryder and he power bombs Ryder. Rusev with a jumping thrust kick followed by the foot to the back and he applies the Accolade and Ryder taps out.

Winner: Rusev

After the match, the Russian flag drops from the rafters and Mark Henry makes his way to the ring but Rusev leaves the ring.

Henry wants to know what is Rusev scared of and why is he running? Henry tells Rusev that he is scared. Scared of what he is going to do if he gets his hands on Rusev. He is the strongest man in the strongest country. That country is the United States of America. Henry tells Rusev to look him in his face because everything he is about to say is what he means. Because you are undefeated, do you think you are invincible? Henry says that he opened an international wing in the Hall of Pain and Rusev is going to be the first inductee.

Triple H is in the office and he says that Stephanie has already beaten Brie. Stephanie says that the Growing Up Bella segment got to her. She says that when her employees have a problem, her door is open. She has given so much and the opportunity to give back is right in front of her.

Hunter tells Stephanie that she has such a big heart. Stephanie says that she cannot wait to see Nikki’s face when she makes the announcement.

We go to commercial.

We are back with the segment that should have died in the womb.

Stephanie McMahon makes her way to the ring.

Stephanie says that as a principal owner of WWE and one of the female business leaders, she wants to commend Nikki Bella for standing up and telling her story.

Nikki Bella makes her way to the ring.

Stephanie tells Nikki that she looks stunning. Nikki thanks Stephanie for giving her the opportunity to get everything off her chest.

Stephanie says that she had no idea how deep those family issues really ran. This audience understands what it feels like to feel weak and powerless. They know what it is like to be under the shadow of people greater than them. Brie took that spotlight and continues to do so.

As a mother, businesswoman, and sister . . . she is proud of Nikki. Stephanie mentions her three daughters and she says that she is thankful there isn’t a Brie among them. Brie is self centered and cruel. Stephanie says that Nikki is the face of the Divas Division. Nikki is being given a match for the Divas Championship.

Nikki’s music plays again and Brie makes her way to the ring. Stephanie says that music is exclusive for Nikki.

Brie says that this does not concern Stephanie, this is between Nikki and her. Is this all about a Divas Title Match? Is that why you are telling these lies? You have turned her life upside down?

Nikki says that she is doing this for herself. It is always about Brie. She sees right through Brie. Stephanie sees right through Brie. She is counting down the days until your goat faced husband does too. When he does, he will divorce you. Nikki says that she is going to be the next Divas Champion. She is going to be the Bella that everyone is talking about. Brie, you are going to be some memory.

AJ Lee’s music plays and she skips her way to the ring.

AJ waves at Stephanie and calls her ‘boss lady’. She says that she is not sure if Stephanie and her little husband have forgotten the concept of a number one contender. Since she never got her rematch, that person is her. AJ says that she doesn’t play well with others. She tells Stephanie to let the Bellas deal with their issues while she gets her title match.

Paige interrupts Stephanie and she makes her way to the ring by skipping.

Paige says all of this talk about the Divas Championship is missing one thing . . . the bloody Divas Champion.

Nikki calls AJ and Paige immature and then she tells Brie it can all go away. She will forgive Brie . . . on one condition. You sacrifice for Nikki as much as Nikki has sacrificed over the years. Nikki tells Brie to quit. She tells Brie to go back to that hole in the middle of nowhere with your husband and have troll babies with your husband. If it is not about you, you will quit and never come back.

Brie pushes Nikki and she bumps into Paige who also goes down.

Brie leaves the ring and walks to the back.

AJ picks up the title belt and she skips around the ring until Stephanie gets in her way. Stephanie tells AJ to give her the Divas Championship. AJ gives her the belt and she leaves the ring and skips to the back.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a look back at the live version of Growing Up Bella.

We are told that next week, Chris Jericho will face Bray Wyatt in a steel cage on Raw. On Main Event, Dolph Ziggler will be on MizTV.

Bray Wyatt tells Chris Jericho that it appears that a week from today we will be locked inside a steel cage like a couple wild animals. One must ponder how far will the rat go to outrun a serpent. Within these steel walls, the world will turn its back on you.

RUN.

Before the next match, Goldust says that he wants to apologize for their actions, but the Usos attack Goldust and Stardust. Goldust and Stardust attack Jimmy.

Match Number Seven: Jimmy Uso (with Jey Uso) versus Goldust (with Stardust)

Jimmy with an uppercut and chops but Goldust with a spinebuster and he gets a near fall. Goldust punches Jimmy and kicks him. Goldust sends Jimmy into the turnbuckles and then he hits a clothesline and gets a near fall. Goldust with a reverse chin lock. Jimmy with a clothesline or two followed by a back heel kick and punch followed by a Samoan Drop.

Jimmy sets for the running butt splash into the corner and he connects. Jimmy with a super kick and he gets a near fall but Goldust gets his foot on the rope with some help from Stardust. Stardust kicks Jey when he tries to help. Jimmy with a plancha but Goldust with a kick as Jimmy returns to the ring and then Goldust hits the Final Cut for the three count.

Winner: Goldust

After the match, Goldust and Stardust pick up Jey and Goldust slaps him. Goldust with an atomic drop of the leg onto the apron. Stardust gets a chair and he hits Jey in the injured leg.

Michael Cole talks about Seth Rollins’ path of destruction over his former Shield ‘brothers’.

Seth Rollins, Kane, and Randy Orton are talking quietly in the back as we go to commercial.

We are back and Total Divas returns on Sunday.

Mark Henry tells Big Show that he was giving Rusev some payback. Show says that Rusev needs to be stopped, but Show reminds Henry that they can become the most dominant tag team. Henry says that he wants Rusev first. Show understands and he says that he will be in Henry’s corner. Henry tells Show that he needs to do this alone.

Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, one of the principal owners of WWE, make their way to the ring to watch the main event.

Match Number Eight: John Cena, Roman Reigns, and Chris Jericho versus Seth Rollins, Kane, and Randy Orton in an It Might Be a Number One Contender Match

Reigns and Orton get their SummerSlam rematch teased by starting off and Reigns with punches to Orton followed by shoulders and a punch. Reigns with a head butt, but Orton with kicks and a head butt. Reigns with a back elbow and Orton with a kick and forearm. Reigns with a head butt and Orton goes down. Reigns gets a near fall.

Reigns punches Orton. Orton with an Irish whip and Reigns with an Ortonesque clothesline out of the corner. Reigns punches Kane off the apron and he biels Rollins into the ring. Reigns punches Rollins even though Orton is still the legal man. Reigns with an uppercut and clothesline that sends Orton over the top rope to the floor.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Kane with a DDT and he gets a near fall. Orton tags in and he kicks Reigns. Orton with punches but Reigns blocks and he connects with punches. Orton with a kick but Reigns with a flying clothesline. Reigns with a Samoan drop and he gets a near fall. Reigns with clotheslines in the corner followed by punches in the corner. Orton gets out of the corner and he connects with forearms to the back and then he pulls Reigns off the turnbuckles for a back breaker and he gets a near fall.

Rollins tags in and he goes to the floor after Reigns and Rollins sends Reigns into the apron and ringside barrier. Rollins gets a near fall and then he applies a choke using Reigns’ arm. Rollins with a sleeper but Reigns backs into the corner. Rollins pulls Reigns to the mat and Kane tags in. Rollins with a double stomp before Kane kicks Reigns.

Kane with a rear chin lock. Reigns with a belly-to-back suplex. Orton tags in and he stomps on Reigns and gets a near fall. Orton kicks Reigns and he tries to listen to some of the fan suggestions. Orton kicks Reigns. Reigns with a clothesline and both men are down. Rollins and Jericho tag in and Jericho goes after Orton on the apron. Jericho with shoulder tackles and then Jericho with a springboard drop kick to knock Kane off the apron. Jericho with a bulldog on Rollins and he goes for the Lionsault and he connects.

Jericho with a double leg take down and he applies the Walls of Jericho. Orton breaks up the hold but Reigns with a Superman punch to Orton. Kane with a choke slam to Reigns. Cena gives Kane an Attitude Adjustment. Rollins with a springboard knee to Cena’s head. Jericho with a rollup for a near fall.

Rollins with an enzuigiri to Jericho for a near fall. Jericho with a Codebreaker and we go to commercial.

We are back and Orton with a reverse chin lock on Jericho. Jericho chops Orton but Orton with a power slam. We see footage from the commercial break when Jericho was sent into the ring steps. Rollins tags in and he chops Jericho in the corner and follows with a punch. Rollins with a running forearm into the corner. Rollins goes up top but Jericho with a drop kick as Rollins comes off the turnbuckles.

Kane tags in and he keeps Jericho from making the tag. Kane with an uppercut and he gets a near fall. Kane with an Irish whip and side slam for a near fall. Kane with a reverse chin lock. Jericho with chops but Kane with an Irish whip. Kane runs into a boot but Jericho goes to the turnbuckles and he is met with an uppercut. Kane gets a near fall.

Orton tags in and he kicks Jericho in the ribs. Orton with a knee drop and he gets a near fall. Orton with punches to the back and then he puts Jericho on the turnbuckles. Orton with punches and he goes up top for a superplex. Jericho blocks it and he punches Orton and punches Orton and chops him to the mat. Jericho with a cross body and he gets a near fall. Kane tags in and he knocks Reigns off the apron. Kane goes for a slam but Jericho escapes and he hits Kane from behind and Cena tags in. Cena with a flying shoulder tackle followed by a blue thunder bomb. Cena with a boot to Rollins. Kane goes for a choke slam but Jericho stops Kane. Cena with a clothesline followed by a German suplex to Rollins. Cena with an Attitude Adjustment to Kane and then he looks at Reigns and he tags in Roman.

Roman with a spear for the three count.

Winners: John Cena, Chris Jericho, and Roman Reigns

After the match, Rollins tries to attack Cena but Cena stops Rollins and gives Rollins an Attitude Adjustment onto the table. Cena tells Hunter he will face Brock Lesnar at Night of Champions.

We go to credits.


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