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Last week was quite an eventful Raw, Samoa Joe put Paul Heyman in his Coquina Clutch which he may have to answer for tonight. Who is behind the Enzo and now Cass attacks? What is going on General Manager Kurt Angle and what does Corey Graves know?! Also, The Hardy Boyz step back in the ring for their rematch against Cesaro and Sheamus for the Raw Tag Team Championships. What will go down tonight? Let's find out when Raw starts at 8 p.m. EST!
Here we go! We start off with a recap of last week's segment with Samoa Joe where he took out Paul Heyman with his Clutch. What will Brock have to say about this encounter?
Brock Lesnar starts us off tonight with Paul Heyman by his side. Heyman says he is here to unleash the Beast. It is Samoa Joe's day of reckoning. Last week Heyman says he showed Joe respect but he Joe took him out. Samoa Joe kicked down the front door of the lair of the Beast. Now, Brock Lesnar has a problem that is Samoa Joe. Heyman says that Joe is a problem that will be solved by Lesnar. Heyman said that he thought Joe would step up and be a worthy challenger but that's not who Samoa Joe is. Heyman calls Joe a dog who's greatest accomplishment is putting the clutch on him. Joe will never get the Coquina Clutch on Lesnar. Out comes Samoa Joe. Heyman immediately leaves the ring. Joe enters. Brock and Joe are facde to face and Joe hits him! They are brawling! Security guards running to the ring, Brock and Joe clear the ring of the security guards and out comes the WHOLE LOCKER ROOM to stop the two! It took the entire roster of wrestlers to stop the fight between Brock and Joe. Awesome!
Elias Samson asks the crowd if they want to walk with him. He says he is there to ease the tension and is going to sing a song about the crowd. He asks them to put down their phones and hold their applause until he is done. He then sings about how he hates Louisiana and sings that Ambrose won't leave him alone. Ambrose interrupts his song. It's time for a match!
Dean Ambrose vs. Elias Samson
Lock up and neither one has taken charge yet.Another lock up and Dean gets Samson's left arm and Samson grabs the ropes and Samson gets a couple of hits in. Ambrose with spinning elbow, chop, Samson rolls out of the ring for a breather. Ambrose in control and we go to commercial break. Samson is in control and huge clothesline by Samson, cover and kick out by Ambrose. Samson with multiple hits to Dean in the turnbuckle, Samson with Dean in middle of the ring, chinlock by Samson and Dean is weak, he slowly regains and tries to throw Samson over him but Samson doesn't let go of his grip. Dean gets in some elbows to the midsection and creates separation. Ambrose is up and Samson and Dean back and forth with chops, Ambrose with a clothesline, fisherman's suplex, cover and kick out by Samson. Samson in turnbuckle, running forearm by Dean returned with a boot to the face, Elias out of the ring and suicide dive by Ambrose driving Samson into the barricade. Ambrose gets caught on top of the turnbuckle, both men end up there, Samson on top rope, looking for suplex, Dean delivers head butts, Samson falls off and Dean goes to do a move but the Miz runs out and distracts Ambrose! Roll up by Samson but Dean still kicks out. Miz is in a bad place now that the match had not been won b Samson. Match is still on, Ambrose sends Miz into the barricade. Maryse smack talks Ambrose, Dean almost got counted out, as soon as Dean runs back in, Samson hits Dean with double knees and then a swinging neck breaker. Cover and win!
Winner: Elias Samson via pinfall after swinging neck breaker
Goldust brings us another Shattered Dreams production, he does another movie quote and calls R-Truth jealous and scared saying he got to him before Truth could get to him. He says no one gets him anyway, Goldust says "you ain't seen nothing yet, the Golden Age is back."
Backstage General Manger Kurt Angle calls out Miz for going out during the match. Miz says it's payback for last week and Angle says it's not his problem. Miz says Angle was too preoccupied with Angle's personal problems to do his job. Angle asks Miz what he knows about his personal problems. Miz changes the topic and Angle says he is going to do nothing about Ambrose and if Miz has a problem with Ambrose, he can deal with it himself.
We go to a vignette on Cedric Alexander from 205 Live.
Backstage Noam Dar and Cedric Alexander talk about how Alexander has moved on from Alicia Fox. Fox is face timing Dar and Fox says that if Alexander has anything to say he can say it to her face. Fox says that Dar will kick is face in tonight.
Cedric Alexander vs. Noam Dar
Dar goes to the ring still on the phone with Fox. He is still on the phone but the match has begun and Alexander is waiting for him. Dar won't hang up the phone and sets the phone down instead. Dar turns around and Cedric grabs him and gives him a Lumbar Check and covers him. One, two, three, Cedric Alexander takes the win.
Winner: Cedric Alexander via pinfall after Lumbar Check
Next week on Raw, Roman Reigns is to make an announcement.
Bray Wyatt comes on and says that the world is ending and he is the only one who can save us. Bray makes his way to the ring. He says those who deny him will be judged. He goes on to talk about Seth Rollins who lives in a glass house but it only took one dose of Wyatt's truth for the house to come crashing down and Seth will be picking up shards of glass for all eternity. He says if you take his name in vein, you will fall. Out comes Seth Rollins. Seth says he wants to clarify, Wyatt cost Seth his match last week because of name calling? Seth said he was speaking the truth and Bray doesn't like the truth since it forces them to look at themselves in the light. Seth calls Bray a coward. Seth dares Bray to prove him wrong. Bray says his arrogance will cost him, Bray say he sees a man who is beneath him. Bray disappears to the back and says over the titantron that Seth may have slayed a king but a god lives forever.
Backstage the Hardy Boyz talk about the rematch tonight, Hardy's say they aren't scared, Cesaro and Sheamus may believe they are the bar but the Hardy's are gonna break the bar.
Kalisto vs. Apollo Crews
The Titus Brand is looking to expand, Titus has Akira Tozawa in the front row to try and recruit him. We start the match with a lock up, kick to the face by Kalisto, drop kick by Apollo, cover and kick out, snap suplex by Apollo, cover and kick out again. Titus continues to talk to Akira ringside. Apollo throws Kalisto down then Kalisto kicks Apollo in the face, Kalisto with several quick moves, huricanrana, cover and kick out by Apollo. Crews rolls up Kalisto and kick out. Apollo with sit out powerbomb, cover and win by the Titus Brand.
Winner: Apollo Crews via pinfall
Titus throws Akira Tozawa in the ring and raises his arms, Titus has claimed himself a new member of the Titus brand.
Backstage, while eating Cheese Whiz, Heath Slater and Rhyno listen to the Miz's proposition for Heath Slater to join Miz's entourage. Rhyno says he already has a partner. Miz said he could ask him for anything. Heath says he has always wanted to be Intercontinental Champion. Miz says for Heath to join him and Heath will get a shot someday. Rhyno tells Miz again that Heath already has a tag team partner and that Miz better find himself one because they are gonna ask for a match against the Miz tonight. Rhyno then stuff his face with his crackers and cheese whiz that Miz was making fun of.
Out comes the Raw Women's Champion Alexa Bliss. she says it is unfair that she did not get a celebration and had to defend her championship. Before Alexa can say too much, Nia Jax comes out. Nia said that she was promised a title match and gets in Alexa's face. Alexa moves back and said she was thrilled to have a title match against her. Alexa said their great match moment was ruined by Dana Brooke and Mickie James. Out come Mickie and Dana. Mickie calls Alexa a dwarf and reminds Alexa that Mickie is a 6-time Women's Champion. Mickie also reminds Alexa that she told them that it was unfair that she had to fight Nia Jax. They are basically burying Alexa. Alexa comes back calling Dana disgruntled and Mickie old. Out comes Emma! She has returned. Emma demands attention says she is back and ready to be at the top of the division. Alexa says everyone else is trying to take Alexa and Nia's spotlight. Now comes Sasha Banks. Sasha calls her out saying that she is all talk no action. Sasha decks Alexa, Nia and Micke are fighting, and Dana and Emma are fighting. Commercial break.
Sasha Banks, Mickie James and Dana Brooke vs. Nia Jax, Emma and Alexa Bliss (C)
Dana starts off in trouble after the opposing team takes turns wearing her down. Finally it's Dana and Emma, Emma with huge drop kick and punches, chinlock, throws Dana in the corner and catches a knee, Emma kicks Dana in the stomach and Emma takes out Mickie. Dana tags Sasha and a series of kicks and dropkicks to Emma. Sasha throws Emma into Nia, looks for Banks Statment, Emma gets out, looks for the tag to Alexa but Alexa just leaves, Nia comes in, then Mickie who kicks her in the face, Mickie to top rope and takes out Nia. Sasha is able to get the Banks Statement on Emma and locks it in, Emma taps.
Winners: Mickie James, Dana Brooke and Sasha Banks, Sasha with Banks Statement on Emma
Vignette on Finn Balor.
Bayley did an interview with Corey Graves and tells him that when it came to the match she reacted the way most people would react. She is a wrestler to put smiles on people's faces, she knows that she didn't get to where she is being someone she is not and always wants to be one hundred percent Bayley and be the best version of herself. As for the future, she wants to recapture the Raw Women's Championship. She then gives Corey a hug who does not appear to be a "Hugger" himself.
Heath Slater and Rhyno vs. The Miz and Bear
The Bear from last week's Comeback Tour segment comes out but who is under the mask. Heath Slater tries to steal a win with a roll up but Miz kicks out. Miz is convinced the Bear is Ambrose. Miz tries to talk with Heath. Heath wants to win the match and goes for it with multiple hits to Miz. Tags in Rhyno andRhyno with big clothesline, followed by chops, another clothesline and tag back to Heath. Heath and Rhyno double team Miz's arm. Miz finally gets in it but is reluctant to tag in Bear. Bear tags himself in, slaps Heath, then a giant Bear Hug squeezing Heath. Bear tags Miz back in and Miz attacks his partner the Bear. He throws him in the barricade, into the apron, takes off the mask and it's not Dean Ambrose, just some guy. The Bear gets help up from Slater and then Dirty Deeds by the Bear to Slater. Maryse saw it and tries to warn Miz. The Bear takes off the mask and it's Dean this time. Miz runs into Maryse and she leaves up the ramp. Miz is very converned and Ambrose is still in the ring and Dirty Deeds to Miz. Ambrose throws Slater over Miz and the ref makes the count. With the help of Dean Ambrose, Slater and Rhyno take the win.
Winners: Heath Slater and Rhyno via pinfall after Dean Ambrose does Dirty Deeds on Miz
For good measure, Ambrose puts the Bear mask on Miz.
Video package and The Hardy Boyz and Cesaro and Sheamus.
Neville (Cruiserweight Champion) vs. Rich Swann-
Rich Swann was dancing and Neville takes him out from behind before the ref can call for the bell. Neville continues the beating outside the ring and throws Swann into the barricatde, throws him inside the ring and locks in the Rings of Saturn, the ref breaks it up. Neville demands the mic. Ref tells Neville to leave him alone. Neville says "Austing Aries, TJP and now Rich Swann, get out of my ring! It feels good to be the king!" He raises his belt, and says "or does it?" He asks how many more contenders until he gets the respect he deserves. He has heard what has been said about Akira Tozawa, Neville says for him to tread carefully unless he wants to be forced to bend the knee in front of Neville, the King of the Cruiserweights.
Match is not completed, Swann taken out before the bell and cannot compete.
Backstage, Cesaro and Sheamus make fun of the Hardy Boyz' book, say that they are the ones who will inspire now and hopefully inspire the Hardy's to retire.
Gallows and Anderson vs. Enzo and Cass
Cass has been attacked again!!! The mystery continues, Cass says he got hit in the back of the head. Cass wants to do the match. In the ring, Gallows and Anderson are laughing at Cass. They call Cass a nerd. Say they can just say if they don't want to do the match, they don't need to beat themselves up over it. Enzo and Cass still come out to the ring for the match. Cass is struggling. Cass wants to start off, hits Anderson several times and is in pain with every hit himself. Cass with a slideslam, elbow drop and Cass struggling to get to his feet. Tag to Enzo, Enzo with punches, knee to the face of Anderson, takes Gallows off the apron, running kick to Enzo by Anderson and Anderson has turned it around, Enzo then a boot to the face, goes to make a tag but Cass is still outside the ring. Gallows in now, Enzo catches a kick to the stomach, Magic Killer after tag to Anderson, cover and they take the win.
Winners: Anderson and Gallows, Anderson over Enzo after Magic Killer
The Big Show comes out, scares Anderson and Gallows away, helps Enzo up, raises his hand and Cass looks at Show very suspiciously. Big Show heads back to the back.
R-Truth says Goldust stabbed him in the back and he will not let it slide, he won't forget, won't forget and will get even.
Backstage, Enzo tells Big Show thank you for saving him. Enzo wants piece of mind to see if it is Big Show taking out Cass. Big Show calls Cass S-A-W-F-T.
Samoa Joe says nothing has changed, it's not about the words, it's about the actions. Joe says he will get Lesnar in the Clutch, put him to sleep and win that title.
Raw Tag Team Championship Match: The Hardy Boyz vs. Cesaro and Sheamus (C) 2 out of 3 Falls Match
Sheamus and Matt start us off, bulldog by Matt, tag to Jeff, poetry in motion, side effect by Matt, Jeff for the cover and kick out. Jeff has Shemus and Jeff takes kick to the stomach, cover and Sheamus gets the first point. 1-0 with the Champs with the first count. Commercial break. Sheamus in control of Jeff after the break with a chin lock. Jeff to his feet and then a back breaker by Sheamus, cover and kick out by Jeff. Jeff tries to fight back, is able to kick Sheamus out of the ring. Sheamus back in the ring, Jeff with a kick, tag to Cesaro, tag to Matt, Matt is on fire, banging Cesaro's head into the turnbuckle all the way from the top turnbuckle down, big clothesline, tornado DDT by Matt, cover and kickout. Side effect on the apron to Sheamus, back in the ring Twist of Fate by Matt to Cesaro, cover and The Hardy Boyz take a point! Tied! Matt waits for Cesaro to get up, tries to go for Twist of Fate again but it's reversed into a huge uppercut. Cesaro with tag to Sheamus. Sheamus takes out Jeff from the apron. HUGE knee from Sheamus to Matt's face, cover and kick out by Matt. The next cover wins! Double team Sheamus to Cesaro, Cesaro is legal, Jeff breaks a cover and is out of the ring, Matt counters, but then a Sharpshooter by Cesaro! Matt tries to move to the rope, he gets the break. Matt with roll up, Cesaro kicks out, Clothesline by Matt, Matt with the tag to Jeff and Sheamus legal now as well. Inverted atomic drop by Jeff, Jeff goes for a cover again, Cesaro breaks it. Sheamus doing damage to Jeff in the ring, Matt working on Cesaro outside the ring. Sheamus runs into the ringpost, Swanton Bomb by Jeff and Cesaro is able to break the cover. Jeff outside the ring and takes out Cesaro, Matt and Jeff trying to take out Cesaro. The ref is counting and gets to 10 both teams are counted out! There was a tie, who wins? All four are still fighting! Jeff of the top of the ring post onto Cesaro and Sheamus. So double count out disqualification. Cesaro and Sheamus get to retain their titles.
Winners: Tie! Cesaro and Sheamus retain titles due to double count out disqualification after 1-1 tie.