WWE Raw Results For 9/17/2018: Two Title Matches, Nia Jax Returns & Ronda Rousey Issues An Open Challenge

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- WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring, as highlights from Brock Lesnar’s return at WWE Hell In A Cell 2018 air. Reigns admits that the Hell In A Cell Match was brutal and it didn’t go as planned, Reigns says he is still the WWE Universal Champion. Reigns admits that he didn’t think Lesnar was going to appear last night, Reigns calls Lesnar out and Braun Strowman comes out instead. Strowman grabs a microphone and tells Reigns to be thankful to Lesnar for saving his title, Strowman then says he wants revenge on Lesnar. Acting Raw GM Corbin makes his way to the ring in an attempt to calm things down, Corbin says he is also upset about what happened last night and he has been talking with Stephanie McMahon about what to do.

Corbin announces that at WWE Crown Jewel, it will be Roman Reigns defending the WWE Universal Title against both Lesnar and Strowman. Strowman thinks that Corbin’s decision sucks and that Reigns sucks as well, Strowman tells everybody off before leaving the ring. Paul Heyman comes out next with the cell door that Lesnar kicked in last night, Heyman says the bigger the star in the WWE, the more money you are worth in the UFC. Heyman says nothing is more powerful than being the WWE Universal Champion, Heyman says Lesnar will reclaim the WWE Universal Title at WWE Crown Jewel. Strowman gets angry and he chases Heyman backstage, Corbin says he knows that Reigns is injured from last night while mocking him as well. Corbin says Reigns will defend the WWE Universal Title against him tonight.

Dean Ambrose vs. Drew McIntyre

The match begins with McIntyre attacking Ambrose with a few chops, Ambrose fights back and nails the leg of McIntyre with a stunner. Ambrose traps the leg of McIntyre in the ropes before landing a drop kick, Ambrose goes out of the ring so he can smash McIntyre’s injured leg into the ring post. McIntyre gets out of the ring and Ambrose sends him into the ringside edge, Ambrose and McIntyre exchange blows on the arena floor. McIntyre recovers and he sends Ambrose into the barricade, McIntyre gets Ambrose in the ring to get a near fall on a pin attempt as we go to a commercial break. We return from the break to see McIntyre wrenching away on the arm of Ambrose, Ambrose gets free and he surprises McIntyre with a roll up before landing a right. Ambrose knocks McIntyre out of the ring and they have a striking exchange when he gets back in, Ambrose drops McIntyre a few times with clotheslines.

Ambrose drops McIntyre and McIntyre fights off a single leg crab before landing a Glasgow Kiss, McIntyre gets Ambrose on the top rope and he follows him up there. Ambrose quickly crotches McIntyre while landing some strikes, McIntyre finds a well to propel Ambrose off the top rope. McIntyre looks for the Claymore Kick and Ambrose winds up rolling him up for a near fall, Ambrose then applies a Texas Cloverleaf to McIntyre. McIntyre gets to the ropes to break the submission hold, McIntyre gets to the ring apron and Ambrose knocks him to the arena floor with a knee strike. Ambrose then hits McIntyre with a suicide dive, Ambrose gets McIntyre in the ring and McIntyre rolls right back out. Ambrose goes to the top rope and McIntyre sends him into the barricade as he leaps off, Ambrose gets back in the ring and McIntyre nails him with a Claymore Kick for the three count.

Winner: Drew McIntyre

- Drew McIntyre is shown walking backstage when he bumps into Dolph Ziggler, Acting Raw GM Corbin arrives to congratulate McIntyre on his victory. Ziggler says he isn’t invoking his WWE Intercontinental Title rematch clause tonight, Corbin says Seth Rollins isn’t here yet and he would have to be stripped of his title if he doesn’t show, Ziggler says he wants the rematch tonight.

- A video package airs highlighting Ronda Rousey’s title defense at WWE Hell In A Cell.

- Natalya is shown talking to the Bella Twins in the locker room when Ronda Rousey arrives, Rousey wants to know how to issue an open challenge for tonight. Natalya questions her motives and then Natalya tells her what to do, Rousey leaves as the trio continues talking to each other.

Chad Gable w/Bobby Roode vs. Viktor w/Konnor

The match begins with Viktor doing a little work on the arm of Gable, Gable takes Viktor down while applying a headlock. Gable then drops Viktor with a shoulder tackle, Viktor gets Gable in the corner before attacking him with a few chops. Gable recovers by hitting Viktor with an arm drag followed by a butterfly suplex, Konnor distracts Gable and Viktor nails him with a running European uppercut for a near fall. Viktor keeps Gable trapped in the corner while landing a series of strikes, Viktor holds Gable down while applying a modified chin lock. Viktor releases the hold to hit Gable with more strikes, Viktor gets Gable on the top rope and Gable gets him in a rope assisted arm bar. Gable follows that up with a flying forearm strike and a variety of suplexes against Viktor, Gable sends Viktor out of the ring before landing a cannonball from the ring apron.

Gable gets Viktor in the ring before landing a missile drop kick, Gable then hits Viktor with Chaos Theory for a three count.

Winner: Chad Gable w/Bobby Roode

After the match, Konnor attacks both Chad Gable and Bobby Roode.

- Seth Rollins is interviewed by Charly Caruso after arriving to the arena and he gets the news about the title match for tonight, Rollins says Acting GM Corbin needs to remember that this is Monday Night Rollins.

- The Undertaker makes his way to the ring, ‘Taker says that delusion is usually the final recourse for the damned. ‘Taker says that Triple H has a more broken soul than anybody else before, ‘Taker addresses the comments made by Triple H last week on WWE Raw. ‘Taker says that delusion will be the downfall of Triple H, ‘Taker says Triple H is now more corporate than the warrior he once was. ‘Taker says Triple H cannot separate the truth from the lies, ‘Taker says that Triple H cannot see his own demise. ‘Taker says when he faces Triple H at WWE Super Show-Down, it is going to be the result of all the previous bouts.

‘Taker says Triple H can have his deceit and delusion and Shawn Michaels, ‘Taker says HBK isn’t going to Australia to simply watch the match, but to be standing in Triple H’s corner. ‘Taker says that he will have Kane in his corner at WWE Super Show-Down, ‘Taker says he’ll take Triple H’s career and soul at WWE Super Show-Down.

- A video package airs highlighting the main event from WWE Hell In A Cell 2018.

- Bayley & Sasha Banks come to the entrance with some of the kids from Connor’s Cure.

Bayley w/Sasha Banks vs. Dana Brooke

The match is joined in progress and we see Brooke drop Bayley with a shoulder tackle, Brooke tehn hits a cornered Bayley with a handspring elbow. Bayley looks for a roll up and Brooke nails her with a few strikes, Brooke then sends Bayley into the corner before landing some knee drops for a near fall. Brooke applies the body scissors to a downed Bayley, Bayley gets free and she catches Brooke with a roll up for a near fall. Bayley traps Brooke in the ropes before landing a stunner, Bayley goes to the top rope and Brooke forces her to leap off. Bayley nails Brooke with a running knee strike followed by a Bayley To Belly for the three count.

Winner: Bayley w/Sasha Banks

- Drake Maverick & AOP are shown walking backstage.

AOP (Rezar & Akam) w/Drake Maverick vs. Gregory James & Baron Brown

The match begins with Akam immediately attacking both opponents, Rezar tags in and he nails James with a Vader Bomb. Rezar then hits Brown with a death valley driver into the corner, Akam tags in and they hit their opponents with a Super Collider for a three count.

Winners: AOP (Rezar & Akam) w/Drake Maverick

- Dolph Ziggler & Acting Raw GM Corbin are arguing in the trainers room, Corbin tells Ziggler that he can beat Seth Rollins to win the WWE Intercontinental Title tonight. Rollins walks in and he says he isn’t backing out of tonight’s match.

WWE Intercontinental Title Match
Seth Rollins (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler

The match begins with Rollins dropping Ziggler with a shoulder tackle, Rollins then attacks Ziggler with multiple Irish whips into the corner. Rollins injures his back and he still manages to throw Ziggler out of the ring, Rollins chases Ziggler into the ring and Ziggler drops him neck first on the top rope. Ziggler then sends Rollins from the ring apron to the barricade as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see Ziggler mocking a downed Rollins. Rollins gets angry and he attacks Ziggler with strikes followed by clotheslines, Rollins then hits Ziggler with a blockbuster. Rollins then hits Ziggler with a running clothesline in the corner, Ziggler recovers and he gets the sleeper hold on Rollins. Ziggler releases the hold and rakes the eyes of Rollins, Rollins fights back and he nails Ziggler with a rip cord knee strike for a near fall.

Rollins goes to the top rope and Ziggler crotches him, Ziggler follows Rollins to the top rope and Rollins gets free to crotch him. Rollins goes back up to the top rope and Ziggler knocks him off, Rollins gets back up there to hit Ziggler with a superplex. Ziggler escapes the falcon arrow to catch Rollins in a roll up for a near fall, Rollins then hits Ziggler with a curb stomp for the three count.

Winner: Seth Rollins, still the WWE Intercontinental Champion

- Roman Reigns is shown watching the action backstage when Charly Caruso interviews him, Reigns says he isn’t the underdog tonight, because he is the Big Dog.

- Ronda Rousey is shown warming up backstage.

- Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey makes her way to the ring, Rousey says she wants to congratulate Alexa Bliss for her performance at WWE Hell In A Cell. Rousey says she wants to be the best champion the fans have ever seen, Rousey says she is issuing an open challenge for tonight and its answered first by Natalya and she is dragged out by the Riott Squad. Ruby Riott has a microphone and she says they are here to shit everything down, Riott then says she is accepting the challenge for tonight. Rousey fights off an attacking Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan, Riott then hits Rousey with a spear as the Riott Squad triple teams Rousey. The Bella Twins come out and make the save for Rousey.

- Acting Raw GM Corbin is warming up backstage when Braun Strowman arrives, Strowman says that he knows that he can kill Corbin.

- Elias is in the ring and he wants to know “who wants to walk with Elias?” Elias says he would rather have Raw be three hours of his performances, Elias says everybody wants to be a part of what Elias is doing because he is special. Elias compares Bobby Lashley to the Dallas Cowboys, Elias starts performing and he is interrupted by Lio Rush. Rush says that Elias comes out singing the same old stuff every week, Elias makes a bunch of jokes about Rush’s size. Rush then brings out Bobby Lashley.

Elias vs. Bobby Lashley w/Lio Rush

The is joined in progress and we see Elias holding Lashley in a chin lock, Lashley gets free and Elias attacks him with a few strikes. Lashley recovers and he drops Elias with a clothesline, Lashley then hits a cornered Elias with a spear followed by a power slam for a near fall. Elias sends Lashley into the corner before eating a back elbow strike, Lashley leaps off the top rope and Elias destroys him with a knee strike. Kevin Owens comes out and he chases Lio Rush into the ring, Rush kicks at Elias and the referee calls for the bell.

Winner: Elias, by DQ

After the match, Bobby Lashley saves Lio Rush and they work together to take out Kevin Owens and Elias.

- Alexa Bliss cuts a promo backstage with Mickie James & Alicia Fox, Bliss says she’ll have a new focus, which is to help Fox and James become a better tag team. Bliss says her team will face Ember Moon and a partner of her choice tonight.

Mickie James & Alicia Fox w/Alexa Bliss vs. Ember Moon & Nia Jax

The match begins with Fox catching Moon with an arm drag followed by a shoulder tackle, Moon then hits Fox with a few clotheslines. Moon starts working over the arm of Fox, Fox nails Moon with a knee lift before tagging James into the match. James nails a downed Moon with a basement drop kick for a near fall, Moon fights back to hit James with a hurricarana and a drop kick. Moon knocks both foes to the arena floor before taking both out with a suicide dive, Moon climbs to the top rope and Fox knocks her off to the mat below. Fox tags in and she attacks Moon with a plethora of strikes, Fox holds Moon down while applying a chin lock. James tags in and she kicks Moon in the midsection, James reapplies the modified chin lock to Moon.

Moon gets free and James nails her with a knee strike, Moon then hits James with an arm drag and James responds by kicking her. Fox tags in and she kicks Moon right in the face for a near fall, Moon escapes Fox and she tags Jax into the match. Jax quickly cleans house against the opposing team, Jax also tosses Fox across the ring while landing an avalanche. Jax then runs over Fox for a near fall, james hits the ring and Moon nails her with the Eclipse from out of nowhere. Jax nails Fox with a Samoan drop for the three count.

Winners: Ember Moon & Nia Jax

- Acting Raw GM Corbin is talking to a referee backstage about the upcoming title match.

WWE Universal Title Match
Roman Reigns (c) vs. Acting Raw GM Baron Corbin

The match begins with Corbin dropping Reigns with a series of strikes for a few near falls, Corbin follows Reigns around the ring while landing more strikes. Reigns fights back and he knocks Corbin out of the ring, Reigns goes out of the ring to hit Corbin with the Drive By. Reigns gets Corbin in the ring and Corbin sends him into the ring post a few moments later, Corbin follows that up by landing a clothesline for a near fall as we go to a commercial break. We return from the break to see Corbin holding Reigns in a modified chin lock, Reigns fights back and Corbin nails him with a choke breaker for a near fall. Corbin reapplies a modified chin lock to a downed Reigns, Reigns gets free and he nails Corbin with a few clotheslines.

Reigns traps Corbin in the corner while landing a bunch of clothesline smashes, Reigns then nails Corbin with a boot to the face. Reigns sets up for the superman punch and Corbin rolls out of the ring before landing a right, Corbin gets back in the ring and Reigns lands a Samoan drop for a near fall. Reigns again sets up for the superman punch and Corbin again gets out of the ring, Reigns nails Corbin with a superman punch on the arena floor. Reigns sets up for a spear and Corbin again gets out of the ring, Reigns goes out of the ring and Corbin attacks him with a steel chair.

Winner: Roman Reigns, by DQ, still the WWE Universal Champion

After the match, Acting Raw GM Baron Corbin has the match restarted as a No DQ Match.

WWE Universal Title Match
No DQ Match
Roman Reigns (c) vs. Acting Raw GM Baron Corbin

The match starts with Corbin getting Reigns into the ring before eating a superman punch for a near fall, Braun Strowman comes out as Reigns was grabbing a steel chair. Corbin attacks a distracted Reigns from behind as Strowman comes in the ring, Strowman attacks Reigns with a series of avalanches. Reigns fights back and he sends Strowman into the ring post, Corbin hits a charging Reigns with a Deep Six for a near fall. Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre hit the ring to attend to Strowman, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose come out and a huge brawl takes place. Corbin goes after Reigns and Reigns still manages to land a spear for the three count.

Winner: Roman Reigns, still the WWE Universal Champion

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