WWE Raw Results For 9/18: An IC Title Top Contender Is Crowned, A Hugger Returns & Main Eventers Face Off

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- The show starts off with a graphic paying tribute to the late Bobby “The Brain” Heenan.

- WWE Raw GM Kurt Angle makes his way to the ring, Angle grabs the microphone to hype up the upcoming WWE No Mercy card. The Miz interrupts and makes his way to the ring with The Miztourage, Angle congratulates The Miz on becoming a father. Miz says he has been forgotten again as another pay-per-view approaches, Angle says it is going to be Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy vs. Elias vs. Jason Jordan tonight and the winner faces The Miz at WWE No Mercy.

The Miz claims Jordan doesn’t deserve the opportunity over others like Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel, The Miz says Angle is making everybody pay for the mistakes he made with Jordan. The Miz continues bashing Angle until Jordan makes his way to the ring, Jordan grabs the microphone and threatens Miz with physical harm. Jordan says that Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel in the number one contenders match tonight and Angle agrees. The Miz insults Angle before Jordan attacks him and The Miztourage.

- Alexa Bliss and Nia Jax are shown walking backstage.

- Jason Jordan is pacing around backstage when Kurt Angle arrives, Angle wants him to focus on his match tonight. Jordan says that people have been looking at him differently and he plans on changing that when he faces The Miz. Angle says that Jordan cannot beat everybody up and Jordan needs to step up or go home, Angle says he knows what Jordan is capable of.

Non-Title Match

Alexa Bliss (WWE Raw Women’s Champion) vs. Nia Jax

The match begins with Bliss quickly doing her best to avoid Jax, Jax gets a hold of Bliss and she tosses her across the ring. Bliss briefly rolls out of the ring before getting back in to beat the count, Jax lifts Bliss up and Bliss uses a knee strike to get down. Bliss attempts to escape before slapping Jax, Bliss tries escaping to the back and Sasha Banks keeps her from leaving. Jax then levels a distracted Bliss by just plowing over her as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see Jax nailing Bliss with an avalanche in the corner.

Jax misses the next charge in the corner and Bliss eventually drops her with some kicks, Bliss goes to the top rope and Jax catches her as she dives. Jax nails Bliss with a Samoan drop for the three count.

Winner: Nia Jax

After the match, Sasha Banks attacks Jax and Jax quickly takes her out. Bayley makes her way to the ring and she has a staredown with Jax, Bayles joins Banks and Bliss to nail Jax with a triple spear. Bayley and Banks then work together to take out Bliss after a short celebration between the three.

- A tribute to the late Bobby Heenan aired, with tweets from various wrestling personalities shown.

- A highlight package airs that highlights the feud between WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman.

- Sheamus and Cesaro make their way to the ring as we go to a commercial break. We return as Sheamus grabs a microphone and he talks about how nostalgia has been creeping into the modern world, Sheamus says the fans always want to experience the good old days. Sheamus then says that The Bar destroys nostalgia acts, Cesaro then says Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose are the new nostalgia act. Sheamus says the tag champions friendship is a fraud, Cesaro says the nostalgia is going to fade one day and the tag champs will as well.

Sheamus says The Bar will capture the WWE Raw Tag Team Titles again because they trust each other, which brings out Rollins and Ambrose. Rollins says The Bar looks like Taxi Driver rip offs, Ambrose gets into the ring with Rollins before The Club make their way to the ring. Anderson says that Sheamus and Cesaro aren’t good because they walked out on them last week, The Club then call the tag champs nerds. Ambrose gets angry and a brawl breaks out between everybody in the match, the tag champs clear the ring in the end and we go to a commercial break.

- An Asuka video package airs.

Non-Title Triple Threat Match

Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins (WWE Raw Tag Team Champions) vs. The Bar (Sheamus & Cesaro) vs. The Club (Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows)

The match begins with Sheamus dropping Rollins with a shoulder tackle, Rollins recovers and drops Sheamus with a drop kick before tagging Ambrose in. Gallows tags himself in and he attacks Sheamus with a bunch of strikes, Sheamus responds and a striking exchange takes place. Cesaro tags in and he mauls Gallows with strikes in the corner, Sheamus tags back in and Gallows tries fighting back. Gallows rocks a charging Sheamus with a boot to the face, Rollins tags in and he nails Sheamus with a springboard clothesline for a three count. Ambrose tags in before double teaming Sheamus with Rollins, Ambrose then hits Sheamus with a missile drop kick for a near fall.

Rollins tags in and he double teams Sheamus alongside Ambrose, Rollins also starts working over the arm of Sheamus. Ambrose tags in and he nails Sheamus with a top rope elbow strike, Sheamus gets angry and he quickly drops Ambrose. Ambrose fights back against The Bar before Cesaro swings him into the barricade, Cesaro tags in and he nails Ambrose with a middle rope axe handle drop. Cesaro holds Ambrose down with the Cobra Clutch, Ambrose fights back as Anderson tags in to maul him with strikes. Anderson slows things down further by holding Ambrose in a chin lock, Gallows tags in and he drops Ambrose with a suplex followed by multiple elbow drops.

Gallows misses a running elbow drop and Anderson tags in, Cesaro and Rollin then get tagged in after a short time. Rollins quickly drops Cesaro with a sling blade followed by a blockbuster for a near fall, Rollins goes to the top rope and Cesaro nails him with an European uppercut. Cesaro goes to the top rope and Rollins gets down before clobbering him with a buckle bomb for a near fall, Sheamus hits the ring and he stomps away on Rollins. Sheamus tags in and he works over Rollins as Ambrose takes himself and Cesaro to the arena floor, Gallows tags in and The Club hit Rollins with the Magic Killer for a near fall. Sheamus drags Ambrose out of the ring and throw him into the barricade as we go to a commercial break, we return to see Cesaro knocking Rollins off the ringside edge to the barricade.

Cesaro quickly grabs Rollins and then throws him into the ring before tagging Sheamus in, Cesaro tags in and he double teams Rollins with Sheamus. Cesaro applies the cobra clutch to Rollins once again, Cesaro briefly attacks Ambrose before tagging Sheamus in. Cesaro and Sheamus catch Rollins with a 3-D for a near fall, Sheamus and Cesaro look for their finisher until Rollins sends Sheamus into the ring post. Rollins then catches Cesaro with a DDT before Ambrose and Anderson get tagged in, Ambrose quickly cleans house on The Club. Ambrose places Anderson on the top rope before nailing him with a superplex, Ambrose goes back to the top rope to hit Anderson with an elbow drop for a near fall.

The majority of the competitors interfere in the match and get sent out of the ring, Rollins and Ambrose take out all of their opponents with suicide dives. Rollins gets Anderson on his shoulders as Rollins goes to the top rope, Gallows crotches Rollins on the top rope to break up the move. Sheamus tags in as Rollins does a suicide dive onto Gallows and Cesaro, Ambrose hits Anderson with the Dirty Deeds and Sheamus steals the pin for the win.

Winners: The Bar (Sheamus & Cesaro)

- The Miz and The Miztourage are in their locker room, The Miz gives a pep talk to The Miztourage and he wants them to show Kurt Angle that Jason Jordan is a choke artist. Dallas and Axel says the pep talk should be about them, while The Miz agrees and tells them that they should not lose focus tonight.

- A video package highlighting the feud between John Cena and Roman Reigns airs next.

- Raw GM Kurt Angle is talking on his phone in his office when Goldust arrives, but Goldust doesn’t have his face paint on. Goldust demands a rematch with Bray Wyatt and he is asking as Dustin Rhodes, Angle gives in and the match is made.

- Curt Hawkins is in the ring and he has a microphone in hand, Hawkins announces that the star factory is now closed. Hawkins is now bringing the fans the history machine, Hawkins says his 114 match losing streak will end tonight because he is healthy and looking good.

Curt Hawkins vs. Apollo Crews w/Titus O’Neil

The match begins with Hawkins working a headlock against Crews, Crews breaks free and he drops Hawkins with a shoulder tackle. Crews catches a charging Hawkins with a leg lariat, Crews goes for the standing moonsault and Hawkins gets his knees up. Hawkins mounts Crews and he assaults him with punches before applying a chin lock, Crews uses a jaw breaker to break free. Hawkins recovers and he nails a charging Crews with a spine buster for a near fall, Crews gets back up and he drops Hawkins with a clothesline. Hawkins catches Crews with a roll up for a near fall, Crews nails Hawkins with an enzaguri followed by a sit out power bomb for a three count.

Winner: Apollo Crews w/Titus O’Neil

- Michael Cole does a dual interview with WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar w/Paul Heyman and Braun Strowman. Heyman says that being an underdog in a match is not new territory for Lesnar, Strowman says he doesn’t have to say how confident he is because his actions speak for him. Heyman interrupts Cole’s next question because he wants the WWE Universe to know that Strowman is the most capable challenge to ever face Lesnar.

Strowman interrupts Heyman and then he says he will stomp Suplex City to the ground, Heyman says that Lesnar has been woken up. Heyman says Lesnar must lay waste to Strowman or lose the WWE Universal Title, Strowman says the ball is in his court and Lesnar can’t change what will happen at WWE No Mercy. Heyman says that the story is about Lesnar until Strowman can defeat him in a match, Lesnar thanks Strowman for challenging him and bringing out his best. Lesnar ends the interview by saying “suplex city b*tch.”

- Highlights from the women’s action from earlier tonight on Raw aired.

- Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring to address his match against John Cena at WWE No Mercy, Reigns says Cena may be the best talker ever. Reigns also says that Cena says some stupid crap as well, Reigns mocks Cena for saying he is a copy of him. Reigns says he calls Cena a b*tch because he really is one, Reigns plays a video clip of Cena mocking The Rock for leaving the WWE. Reigns then tells the crowd that Cena isn’t here tonight and everything he has said in the past was a lie, Reigns says that Cena is going to be beat at WWE No Mercy before dropping the microphone.

- Renee Young interviews the Hardy Boyz, Matt says he has been fighting with Jeff since the day that he got out of the crib. Jeff says the battle they had with each other has made them both stronger, Jeff then says that the best Hardy will win tonight.

- Bray Wyatt makes his way to the ring as we go to a commercial break.

- Another Asuka video package airs.

Bray Wyatt vs. Dustin Rhodes

The match begins with Rhodes attacking Wyatt with strikes as the bell rings, Rhodes eventually knocks Wyatt out of the ring. Rhodes leaps out of the ring and Wyatt catches him with a strike to the midsection, Wyatt grabs Rhodes and he throws him into the barricade. Rhodes fights back and he throws Wyatt into the barricade, Rhodes follows that up by throwing Wyatt into the ring steps. Rhodes catches Wyatt with a bulldog after leaping off of the ring steps, Wyatt recovers and he knocks Rhodes down with a running headbutt. Wyatt throws Rhodes into the ring and Rhodes attacks him with more strikes, Rhodes then hits Wyatt with a pair of Shattered Dreams. Wyatt catches Rhodes with Sister Abigail from out of nowhere for the three count.

Winner: Bray Wyatt

After the match, Finn Balor appears on the Titan Tron, Balor tells him a story about a boy who was different and wanted to be greater than what was given to him. Balor says that the boy learned how to control his anger and rage that was inside of him, that man would later create a demon. Balor asks Wyatt in the man or the demon is more dangerous, Wyatt will find out at WWE No Mercy.

- Enzo Amore is walking around backstage.

- Another Bobby Heenan tribute video airs.

- Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Booker T share some of their favorite Bobby Heenan memories.

- Another Bobby Heenan tribute video airs.

- Enzo Amore makes his way to the ring while doing his usual shtick, Amore says he will become the new WWE Cruiserweight Champion at WWE No Mercy. Braun Strowman appears out of nowhere and he runs over Enzo, Strowman drags and then tosses Enzo into the ring. Strowman then crushes Enzo with a chokeslam followed by a running power slam. Neville makes his way to the ring as Strowman makes his exit, Neville gets in the ring and he hits Enzo with the Red Arrow. Neville grabs the microphone and he mocks Enzo before leaving.

- Charly Caruso interviews an injured Enzo Amore in the medical room, Enzo promises to win the WWE Cruiserweight Title at WWE No Mercy.

Non-Title Match

Neville (WWE Cruiserweight Champion) vs. Gran Metalik

The match begins with Neville cracking Metalik with a few strikes, Metalik recovers and catches Neville with a monkey flip followed by a missile drop kick. Metalik follows Neville out of the ring before getting trapped in the ropes, Neville nails a trapped Metalik with a kick to the midsection. Neville returns to the ring and he starts choking a downed Metalik, Neville knocks Metalik out of the ring and tears a hole in his mask. Metalik gets angry and he nails Neville with some strikes followed by a missile drop kick. Neville rolls out of the ring and Metalik catches him with a suicide dive, Neville gets back in the ring and Metalik catches him with a cross body for a near fall. Metalik goes for a moonsault and Neville gets his knees up, Neville locks Metalik in the Rings Of Saturn and a tap out follows.

Winner: Neville

- Elias is in the ring and he plays a song for those in attendance until he’s interrupted by the Hardy Boyz.

WWE Intercontinental Title #1 Contenders 6 Pack Challenge Match

Elias vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy vs. Jason Jordan vs. Curtis Axel vs. Bo Dallas

The match begins with a huge brawl breaking out between everybody in the match, The Hardyz work over The Miztourage while Elias battles Jordan. Jordan knocks Elias out of the ring and they fight out there, Jeff rolls up Matt for a near fall as we go to a commercial break. We return from the break to see all six competitors brawling in the ring again, Matt catches Dallas with a neck breaker for a near fall. Elias knocks Jordan out of the ring after landing a back breaker, Elias then focuses his attack on The Miztourage.

Elias keeps the pressure on The Miztourage by dropping Axel with a clothesline, Jordan goes to the top rope and Elias follows him up there. The Miztourage work together and they knock Elias off the ropes and to the arena floor, everybody in the match besides Elias gets caught in the tower of doom. Elias gets a near fall on a downed Jordan while everybody recovers, The Hardyz work together to take care of Elias. Matt then catches Jeff with the Side Effect for another near fall, The Miztourage get back up and they double team Matt. The Miztourage then throw an injured Matt into the ring post, Jordan hits the ring and he takes out The Miztourage.

Jordan catches Axel with a spear in the corner followed by a pair of northern lights suplexes for a near fall, The Miz interferes and he throws Jordan into the barricade. The Miz follows that up by throwing Jordan into the crowd, Matt hits Dallas with a Twist Of Fate for a near fall. Elias catches Matt with Drift Away for a near fall, Jeff hits the ring and he nails Elias with a double leg drop. Jeff then drops Axel before going to the top rope, Jeff nails Axel with a swanton bomb for a near fall. The Miz attacks Jeff and that allows Axel to nail him with an ace crusher, Jordan catches Axel with his finisher for the three count.

Winner: Jason Jordan

After the match, Jason Jordan and The Miz face off until Jordan hits him with a few suplexes. The Miztourage jump Jordan until The Miz hits him with the Skull Crushing Finale. The Miz grabs the microphone to insult Jordan and his father.

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