WWE RAW Results
October 10, 2016
Commentary: Michael Cole, Byron Saxton and Corey Graves
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
The RAW video plays, and we’re treated to a pyrotechnics display as we go live into the arena in Oakland, California.
Sasha Banks’ music hits, and the new RAW Women’s Champion makes her way to the ring to a nice reception. Footage is shown from last week’s RAW where Banks defeated Charlotte to win the title in the main event of the evening. Banks holds up the title in the ring while a “You deserve it” chant breaks out. Banks says she feels like she’s on the top of the world, but it wasn’t long ago that she was seated in the last row or watching this show on TV every week. She was just a little boss, but she had big dreams watching her hero, Eddie Guerrero. An “Eddie” chant fires up, and Banks wishes him a happy birthday. She watched her hero lie, cheat, and steal his way into the hearts of the WWE Universe. She wanted to be like that. She would watch women like Lita and Trish Stratus tearing it down in the main event. Her dreams came true last week when she faced Charlotte in the main event of Monday Night RAW. She put her body on the line, stole the show, and became a two-time RAW Women’s Champion. This isn’t just about her. This is for all the women that came before and those yet to come, and to all the little girls that want to be like her. She says the Women’s Revolution is on a roll, and she knows the next stop. Charlotte is getting a rematch for the RAW Women’s Championship at Hell in a Cell, so they should up the ante and do it INSIDE Hell in a Cell.
Charlotte’s music hits, and she makes her way to the ring. Rusev’s music then unexpectedly hits, and he storms out to the ring alongside his wife, Lana. Rusev is sporting a new cut in his facial hair. They walk right by Charlotte and get in the ring with Sasha Banks while the crowd boos them. Rusev tells them to settle down. No one cares about the stupid Women’s Revolution. No one cares that they main evented RAW last week because he is the main event wherever he goes. Charlotte gets in the ring, and she grabs the microphone out of his hand. Charlotte says, “My title might be around her waist, but who the hell do you think you are? No one disrespects the queen!” Rusev does not look happy. Charlotte says if Banks wants to face her inside Hell in a Cell — a “YES” chant breaks out — she agrees to it.
Rusev grabs the microphone out of Charlotte’s hand and says, “Well that’s good for you, but I wasn’t finished, black swan,” in reference to her robe. Rusev says this is his ring and whatever he says, goes. Banks grabs the microphone out of his hand and slams it down. Lana holds Rusev back and picks up the microphone. Lana says they’re two lost women that need to know their place. They’re constantly fighting to be seen as women, yet they whine like little girls. Hell in a Cell is made for real men — Banks and Charlotte shove her down. Rusev checks on his wife. Banks and Charlotte have some unspoken communication before giving him a double dropkick out of the ring!
Rusev angrily gets in the ring, and Roman Reigns’ music hits. Reigns comes out to a big mixed reaction and prepares to fight. Lana tries to talk some sense into him. Reigns gets in the ring, and Rusev gets out. Reigns stares at him while Rusev and Lana walk around the ring and leave. Banks holds up her RAW Women’s Championship and talks some trash to Charlotte.
Paul Heyman will be on RAW tonight to address Goldberg’s comments on ESPN. We’ll also see Seth Rollins take on Chris Jericho.
“OH BAY AREA! DON’T YOU DARE BE SOUR! CLAP FOR YOUR WORLD FAMOUS TWO-TIME CHAMPS AND FEEL THE POWER!”
The New Day comes out to a huge reception. They gyrate and listen to the “New Day rocks” chant. Xavier Woods says the Bay Area is home to some of the greatest pairs in the world in sports and entertainment. Kofi Kingston mentions “The Bash Brothers,” Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco. Big E mentions “The Splash Brothers,” Clay Thompson and Steph Curry. Kingston then mentions Danny Tanner and Uncle Jessie from “Full House.” They get in the ring. Woods makes a lame joke about Cesaro and Sheamus. Big E puts over Cesaro for speaking five languages and being thick AF. Kingston mentions Sheamus and gets a drawing of “hot garbage.” Woods says Cesaro and Sheamus have been given an opportunity by Mick Foley for their WWE World Tag Team Championships. At Hell in a Cell, they’ll show them why they’re the best because “New Day rocks!”
Kofi Kingston w/ The New Day vs. Cesaro w/ Sheamus
The bell rings, and they lock up. Cesaro wrenches the arm, but Kingston twists out and goes for an arm bar. Cesaro applies a side headlock, gets whipped off, and shoulder blocks him down. Cesaro hits the ropes, and Kingston goes for a sunset flip, but Cesaro pulls him up. Cesaro gets him on his shoulders and tosses him over the top rope. Cesaro feigns a dive and invites Kingston to get in the ring. Kingston obliges and gives him a head-scissor takeover that sends him out of the ring. Kingston then feigns a dive. Sheamus is on Facebook Live during these proceedings. Kingston leaps over the top rope and lands on his feet. Kingston ducks a clothesline and stands with The New Day. Cesaro looks for his partner and is angry when he sees him on his phone.
We come back from the break to see Cesaro drop an elbow from the top rope for a two count. During the commercial, Cesaro gave him a nasty uppercut. Back to live action, Cesaro runs into a boot. Kingston takes him down with a cross-body block for a two count. Kingston connects with a leaping clothesline before doing the Boom Drop. Kingston goes for Trouble in Paradise, but Cesaro ducks it and uppercuts him into the ropes. Cesaro goes outside and uppercuts him off the ropes. Cesaro gets in the ring and picks up a two count. Cesaro starts the uppercut train before big booting him down for a two count. Sheamus is still mugging on Facebook Live. Kingston gets out of the Neutralizer and goes for Trouble in Paradise, but Cesaro blocks it and goes for the Cesaro Swing, but Kingston kicks him away. Kingston goes for a springboard move, but he crashes and burns in a huge botch. Sheamus gets into an argument at ringside with Woods and Big E. Sheamus shoves Woods down, and Big E clotheslines Sheamus on the floor. Kingston rolls Cesaro up for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Kofi Kingston
Match Rating: * 1/4
Cesaro argues with Sheamus for distracting him at the end of the match. Sheamus argues back before storming off.
Mick Foley just booked Roman Reigns to team with Sasha Banks to take on Rusev and Charlotte later tonight. Coming up next, we’ll hear Goldberg’s comments on ESPN.
Footage is shown of Goldberg saying he’d like to face Brock Lesnar and beat him again. They show footage from WrestleMania XX, which was Goldberg’s last match with WWE. Goldberg defeated Lesnar at that event.
Cami Fields vs. Bayley
The crowd chants for Bayley as the match starts. They lock up, and Bayley powers her to the corner before giving a clean break. Bayley then high fives her. Bayley applies a waistlock, but Fields gets out. Bayley applies a side headlock, but Fields twists out. Bayley sends her into the ropes and hip tosses her before hitting a low clothesline. Bayley wrenches the arm before having a whip to the corner reversed on her. Bayley quickly gives her a back elbow and hits an arm drag. Fields avoids an avalanche and forearms her down. Fields shoulders her in the corner. Bayley goes for a sunset flip, but she overshoots her target. Fields stays up. Bayley then comes back with Bayley-To-Belly for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Bayley
Match Rating: 1/4 *
Bayley celebrates at the top of the ramp with the wacky, wavy inflatable arm-flailing tube men before Dana Brooke attacks her from behind. Brooke stands over her.
Mick Foley will make a Hell in a Cell address, next.
Chris Jericho is complaining on the phone about how he gives “The Gift of Jericho” and gets nothing in return. Jericho goes over his resume while R-Truth watches in the background. Jericho tells the person to get him the payday. R-Truth walks up and gives him a “Payday” candy bar. Jericho says that’s not what he meant. R-Truth says that’s on him and walks off. Jericho says he didn’t mention he didn’t say he didn’t want him before calling him a “stupid idiot.”
Drew Gulak and Tony Nese vs. Lince Dorado and Sin Cara
Sin Cara has officially joined the Cruiserweight Division. Lince Dorado will start against Drew Gulak. Gulak leaps over him before Dorado takes him down. They hit the ropes, and Dorado gives him a hurricanrana before kipping up. Tony Nese is tagged in, and he reverses a whip on Dorado. Cara tags in, and Dorado gives him a back body drop into Nese for a two count. Dorado is tagged back in, and he attacks Nese’s arm. Nese powers him to his corner, and Gulak gets a cheap shot in. Nese hits Dorado and tags Gulak in. Gulak boots him down and picks up a one count. Gulak applies the Gory Special before tagging in Nese. Nese kicks Dorado before giving him some crossfaces. Nese tags Gulak back in, and they send him into the ropes, but Dorado hits a handspring back elbow.
Cara is tagged in, and he hits a springboard moonsault press on both men. Cara catches Gulak with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker before hitting a springboard cross-body. Cara rolls him up before lifting him up with one arm to slam him down. Nese breaks it up. Cara dropkicks Nese off the apron and tags in Dorado. Cara then wipes out Nese with a suicide dive. In the ring, Dorado takes Gulak down with a hurricanrana and a spin kick. Dorado goes to the top rope and connects with a shooting star press for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Lince Dorado and Sin Cara
Match Rating: * 1/4
Mick Foley is walking backstage in a flannel suit jacket and has his hair combed. Stephanie McMahon stops him and says he looks nice before asking if she can join him for his Hell in a Cell address. Foley agrees.
Mick Foley and Stephanie McMahon are in the ring. Stephanie calls attention to Foley’s unique suit. Stephanie says “No Mercy” was incredible last night, but in three weeks, RAW will have “Hell in a Cell,” and it will blow “No Mercy” away. Here to tell them all about it right here in Oakland, California (cheap pop), is RAW General Manager Mick Foley. Foley says “Hell in a Cell” already has one Hell in a Cell match with Rusev and Roman Reigns. Reigns wanted a big fight and has it. Earlier tonight, Sasha Banks mentioned she wanted a Hell in a Cell match. Stephanie says that’s never been done before. Foley says the women don’t get what they want because they want it, they get what they deserve. Last week, the women made history. It was his proudest moment so far. The women deserve to make history at “Hell in a Cell.” Foley then books the first-ever Women’s Match inside Hell in a Cell. They deserve it. A “YES” chant breaks out.
Foley says we have two Hell in a Cell matches. Seth Rollins asked for his rematch, and he’ll grant it to him. After the controversy at “Clash of Champions,” their match will also be inside Hell in a Cell. Stephanie says there will be three Hell in a Cell matches.
Kevin Owens’ music hits, and the WWE Universal Champion comes out to the ring with Chris Jericho alongside him. Owens sarcastically congratulates Foley for outdoing himself on the stupidest decision yet. Owens doesn’t want to be in a Hell in a Cell match because he wants to have a nice, long career and not wind up as a washed up General Manager like Foley. Owens says he’s better than that because he’s the WWE Universal Champion. They get in the ring. Jericho says Foley just gave Rollins the match because he asked for it. Now Foley is just granting requests like a genie in a stupid suit. What if he asked for a private jet with “Team Chris and Kevin” on the side? Owens says he already beat Rollins twice. Jericho says this is stemming from the vendetta Foley has against him, and he’s taking it out on his best friend. Foley says he got him his first job, but hasn’t liked him in nineteen years. Jericho says Foley is putting the champion inside one of the most dangerous matches in WWE. Foley says, “You’re damn right, I am.” Jericho asks if Foley knows what’s going to happen. Foley doesn’t know. Jericho takes the pen off the list and says, “You just made the list!” Foley says he’s already on the list, so Jericho puts him on the list again.
Jericho asks Stephanie to take care of that guy. Stephanie puts Foley over as a legend and setting the bar for Hell in a Cell before telling Jericho to show some respect. Stephanie says she doesn’t care what list she makes. Jericho secretly puts her on the list. Stephanie says they listened to Rollins give his legitimate grievance. They also listened to Rollins when he said he wanted to get revenge on Owens and Jericho. Jericho says he’d like to see that stupid idiot try. Stephanie says after watching the triple threat at “No Mercy,” she figured RAW could do it bigger and better. She says to Foley if Jericho can defeat Seth Rollins tonight, then he’s in the WWE Universal Championship match at “Hell in a Cell.” That way everyone is happy. Foley says he’s happy and agrees to make it official. Owens looks flabbergasted while Jericho smirks. Stephanie tells them to have a nice day and gives a “thumbs up” like Foley does.
Seth Rollins is backstage with the new RAW announcer. Rollins says Stephanie McMahon likes to pull the strings and plan ahead. If she wants to turn the Hell in a Cell match into “Table for 3,” she’s got another thing coming. Rollins says he’ll beat Jericho and get his hands on Owens. Stephanie’s plans will be blown up. Rollins then wonders what Owens is thinking about that. If Jericho gets in the match, is he going to be his best friend or will he be just another guy trying to be the Universal Champion. Rollins says he’s no longer a cog in the machine. Rollins says he’s the man that will destroy the machine piece by piece.
Later tonight, we’ll see Roman Reigns and Sasha Banks take on Charlotte and Rusev. We’ll also see Paul Heyman address Goldberg’s comments.
Footage is shown from the RAW Pre-Show when Bo Dallas agreed to tag with Curtis Axel once again. They are already in the ring.
Enzo and Big Cass make their entrance. Enzo does his usual shtick and get in the ring. Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows attack them from behind before they can do anything else. They beat them both down before giving Enzo the Boot of Doom. Gallows big boots Cass down, and Anderson punches away at him. They then give Cass the Magic Killer.
Replays are shown of Anderson and Gallows attacking Enzo and Cass.
Curtis Axel is furious and demands that two more people be sent down to face them. Axel says he still Bolieves in Bo.
Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel vs. Sami Zayn and Neville
Sami Zayn will start the match against Bo Dallas. They lock up, and Dallas viciously punches him down in the corner. Dallas whips him to the opposite corner and hits a running clothesline before elbowing away at him. Dallas takes him down and knees away at him before punching him. Dallas angrily grunts before tagging in Curtis Axel. Axel punches Zayn down and kicks away at him. Axel dropkicks him down before punching Neville off the apron. Zayn flips through a back suplex and hits an exploder into the corner. Zayn hits Axel with the Helluva Kick. Neville tags in, and he hits the Red Arrow on Axel for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Sami Zayn and Neville
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Dallas angrily gets off the apron, grabs his sign, and storms off.
Charlotte is warming up backstage when Lana walks up to her. Lana says Charlotte thinks she’s the queen, but she had no right to put her hands on her. Charlotte says she’s more physically superior to Lana in every sense. Charlotte tells her to stay out of her way. Lana says she might be Rusev’s partner tonight, but she’s his partner for life. Lana says she is not the jealous type, but warns her to stay out of his way. If she doesn’t, there will be consequences. Lana walks off.
A video is shown from earlier in the night when Titus O’Neil took exception to R-Truth getting the “Payday” candy bar sponsorship.
Titus O’Neil vs. R-Truth w/ Goldust
R-Truth takes O’Neil down, but O’Neil soon takes over. R-Truth does a quick gyration and kicks him in the face for a one count. O’Neil fights back and punches away at him for a two count. O’Neil gives him a scoop slam for another two count. O’Neil gives him a pair of rib-breakers before throwing him to the side. Goldust distracts O’Neil, and R-Truth rolls him up for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: R-Truth
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Brian Kendrick is sitting backstage when T.J. Perkins walks up to him. Kendrick prepares to fight, but Perkins calms him down. Perkins says he knows Kendrick isn’t a bad guy and isn’t the “Inspector Gadget” of cheap tricks. Perkins says Kendrick is afraid of failing on this last go around. Kendrick asks what happened when he beat him last week. Perkins says he gave him a cheap shot before the submission. Perkins says he’d have just given him a shot. Perkins says they have a nice history and says it’s not too late for him to be himself. They shake hands. Kendrick gets up to get a cheap shot in, but Perkins punches him down. Perkins says, “I guess I was wrong,” and walks off.
Members of the Oakland Raiders are shown at ringside. They hold a 4-1 record. Corey Graves brags about how they’re not watching football and opted for wrestling instead.
Byron Saxton is in the ring with Steven and Clay Splash, who are known as “The Splash Brothers.” They were told to make a splash and will take Braun Strowman down.
The Splash Brothers vs. Braun Strowman
The Splash Brothers try to double-team him, but he pushes them away. Strowman takes a few moments to toss them around before hitting a double dropkick. Strowman hits one of them with a powerslam before giving the other a reverse chokeslam onto the brother for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Braun Strowman
Match Rating: 1/4 *
Byron Saxton tries to interview Strowman, but he scurries off when Strowman intimidates him. Strowman says he warned Foley to get him real competition. These guys weren’t it. If Foley doesn’t give him real competition next week, what happens next will be on his hands.
The WWE 2K17 trailer plays. The game is out tomorrow.
Sasha Banks is backstage when Roman Reigns walks up to her. Reigns asks if she’s ready, and she says she was born ready. Banks says she knows what she’s getting herself into. She can handle Charlotte. He just has to handle Rusev.
The Royal Rumble “By The Numbers” video airs. The 2017 Royal Rumble will take place on January 29 from the Alamodome.
Charlotte and Rusev w/ Lana vs. Sasha Banks and Roman Reigns
This match is being presented by the Payday candy bar.
Roman Reigns will start the match against Rusev. The bell rings, and Charlotte tags herself in. Sasha Banks must come in. They circle the ring, and Rusev tags himself back in, forcing Reigns back in. They lock up, and Rusev powers him into the ropes. Rusev sends him into the ropes, but Reigns shoulder blocks him down. Reigns hits the ropes, and Rusev takes him down with a spin kick for a two count. Rusev clubs the back and punches away at him before stomping him down. Rusev digs his knee into Reigns’ face before hitting a short-arm clothesline for a two count. Reigns blocks a right hand and punches away at him. Rusev quickly knees him in the midsection. Reigns comes back with a clothesline. A “We want Sasha” chant breaks out. Rusev reverses a whip, and Reigns clotheslines him down. Reigns clubs away at him in the corner before big booting him down. Reigns sets up for a Superman Punch, but Charlotte grabs the boot. Banks comes around the ring and knocks her down. Reigns then knocks Rusev out of the ring. Reigns and Banks stand tall in the ring.
We come back from the break to see Rusev applying a chin lock to Reigns. Reigns fights up and punches out. Reigns hits the ropes, but Rusev dropkicks him down for a near fall. Rusev taunts Banks before clubbing Reigns in the back. Rusev hits a suplex for a two count. Rusev whips Reigns to the corner, but Reigns pops right out with a Superman Punch.
Charlotte tags herself in, and Banks hits her with a pair of clotheslines and a dropkick. Charlotte blocks a kick, but Banks knees her in the face. Banks then connects with double knee takedown. Banks hits her in the corner and does another double knee for a two count. Charlotte quickly comes back with a roll-up, but Banks kicks out and applies the Bank Statement. Reigns spears Rusev down, and Charlotte taps out.
Winners by Submission: Sasha Banks and Roman Reigns
Match Rating: * 3/4
Replays are shown of Stephanie McMahon saying if Chris Jericho beats Seth Rollins, he’ll be added to the WWE Universal Championship Match at Hell in a Cell.
Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho are talking about him crossing Stephanie’s name off the list. Tom Phillips walks up, and Owens says he feels a stupid question coming on. Phillips asks about Owens’ match, which could become a triple threat. Jericho says that’s not even a question. It’s parlance, jargon — it’s a stupid idiom. Owens says to answer the non-question, it doesn’t matter if it’s a triple threat or a singles match because he’s walking out as the WWE Universal Champion. Jericho says they’re best friends. As long as one of them is champion, they’re both champions. Phillips asks about Owens walking off on Jericho last week. Owens says one of them has to be healthy and the other sometimes has to bite the bullet. Owens kicks Phillips out, but he doesn’t immediately leave, so Jericho puts him on the list.
Paul Heyman is walking backstage. He’ll be out, next.
Footage is shown of Goldberg saying he’d like to try to beat Brock Lesnar again on ESPN.
Paul Heyman is already in the ring. Heyman says, “Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman, and I am the advocate for the beast that adorns the cover of WWE 2K17, Brock Lesnar, to which I offer you this most newsworthy preview.” Footage is shown of Lesnar beating up Goldberg in the WWE 2K17 game. Heyman says for twelve years, everyone in the WWE Universe keeps asking “What if” they could experience the dominance of Goldberg for one more night. What if there’s one more spear or jackhammer? What if for one more night they could experience Goldberg? Every time a new badass debuted or a new stud came in, you could hear the chants of “Goldberg.” A “Goldberg” chant breaks out. Heyman says you think about all the titles Goldberg has won and all the legends he beat. Every single person that stepped into the ring with him were beaten, victimized, and conquered. You say to yourself that Goldberg’s career was running parallel to Brock Lesnar’s. The one thing that upsets his client is that Goldberg is still one up on him. That’s why Heyman has been authorized to come out here tonight and let the entire WWE Universe that Goldberg is being challenged to a fight: Beast vs. The Myth, Icon vs. Icon, anywhere, anyplace, anytime. Brock Lesnar versus Goldberg! A “Goldberg” chant breaks out.
Heyman says this goes around worldwide. Goldberg can listen to the WWE audience and live in the fantasy of WWE 2K17 where he will remain the one blemish on Brock Lesnar’s WWE career, or he can step into this ring and be beaten, victimized, and conquered by Lesnar because in Suplex City, he’s not Goldberg — he’s next! Heyman tosses the microphone aside and walks off.
A video is shown of Emma turning into Emmalina.
Brian Kendrick makes his entrance. He’ll be on commentary for the next match.
T.J. Perkins vs. Ariya Daivari
Daivari begrudgingly shakes Perkins’ hand. The bell rings, and Daivari punches him down. Perkins hits the ropes and hangs himself up. Daivari dives at him, but Perkins moves. Daivari gets back in the ring and takes him down. Daivari sends him into the corner, but Perkins scales the ropes and hits a cross-body block for a two count. Perkins connects with a hurricanrana for a two count. Perkins quickly applies a knee bar, but Daivari gets to the bottom rope. Daivari gets a cheap shot in and sends him into the ropes for a high knee. Daivari rips at the face before applying a chin lock. Perkins breaks out and does a donkey kick. Daivari comes right back with a neckbreaker for a two count. Daivari puts him in the corner and talks some trash. Daivari whips him hard into the corner and slaps him. Perkins ducks a clothesline and hits a wheelbarrow bulldog. Perkins jumps over him and catches him with a neckbreaker. Perkins quickly follows up with the Detonation Kick for a two count. Perkins goes to the top rope, but Daivari cuts him off. Perkins punches him off and goes for a flying sunset flip, but Daivari doesn’t go down. Daivari connects with an elbow and a superkick for a two count. Daivari goes to the top rope for a splash, but Perkins moves. Perkins hits him with the Wrecking Ball Dropkick before following up with the TJP Clutch for the win.
Winner by Submission: T.J. Perkins
Match Rating: * 1/2
Brain Kendrick stands up and sarcastically applauds for Perkins.
Chris Jericho is walking backstage when he bumps into Stephanie McMahon. She compliments his scarf and says she has one just like it. Stephanie wishes him luck and says she’ll be rooting for him. Jericho says it’s nice to hear that and mentions they’ve never had a problem. Jericho mentions he was a little angry and almost put her name on the list. Stephanie says a win for Chris Jericho is a win for Monday Night RAW. She can’t wait to see the look on her brother’s face when her show has a better match than his. She can’t help Jericho inside the cell and says he’ll know what to do. Stephanie walks off. Kevin Owens walks up and asks what that was about. Jericho simply says, “Friendship,” and walks off.
A video honors Tito Santana for Hispanic Heritage Month.
Breaking News: Goldberg will be on RAW next week to answer Brock Lesnar’s challenge!
If Jericho wins, he’s entered into the Hell in a Cell match
Chris Jericho vs. Seth Rollins
Jericho talks trash to Rollins before throwing his scarf in his face. Rollins shoves him to the corner and punches away at him. Rollins throws the scarf in Jericho’s face and punches away at him. Jericho rakes the eyes and clubs the back before chopping the chest. Rollins chops him back before hitting a snapmare and a running kick to the chest for a two count. Jericho grabs the referee and hides behind him. Rollins grabs him and punches away at him. Jericho sends him to the corner, but runs into a boot. Rollins connects with a blockbuster neckbreaker for a near fall. Rollins chops the chest and sends him into the ropes, but Jericho holds on and goes outside. Rollins baseball slides him down before sending him hard into the barricade. Rollins sends him into the barricade again before getting on the apron and wiping him out with a flying clothesline. Rollins sends him into the steps before putting him back in the ring.
Rollins goes to get back inside, but Kevin Owens’ music hits. The WWE Universal Champion makes his way to the ring. Jericho uses the distraction to kick Rollins before hitting front suplex onto the top rope. Rollins grabs his recently healed ribs in pain.
We come back from the break to see Jericho stomping Rollins down. Owens is at ringside watching the action. Rollins starts to fight back, but Jericho knees him in the ribs a few times before laying him across the top rope. Jericho then kicks him in the ribs before taunting the crowd. Jericho slaps him in the face a few times before Rollins slaps him back and chops the chest. Rollins hits the ropes, but Jericho catches him with an abdominal stretch. Jericho clubs him in the ribs a few times, but Rollins eventually fights out and arm drags him. Rollins then gives him a reverse STO into the corner. They trade punches before Jericho kicks him in the ribs. Rollins comes back with a forearm smash. Jericho reverses a whip, but Rollins takes him down with an enzuigiri. Rollins hits a pair of running forearms in the corner before hitting the Sling Blade for a two count. Owens slaps the mat. Rollins goes for a suplex, but his ribs are too injured. Jericho quickly turns him inside out by kneeing him in the midsection. Jericho goes for a gut-buster, but Rollins counters with a modified backbreaker for a two count. Rollins goes to the apron and kicks Jericho in the chest. Rollins goes to the top rope, but Jericho crotches him up there. Jericho chops the chest before going for a superplex. Rollins blocks it and hits a front superplex. Rollins waits for him to get up and goes for a cross-body block, but Jericho dropkicks him out of mid-air for a near fall! Jericho knees him in the ribs before sending him sternum-first into the turnbuckle. Jericho goes for the Codebreaker, but Rollins shoves him off and superkicks him for a near fall.
Both men are down and are slowly trying to recover. They trade punches before Jericho kicks him in the ribs. Jericho hits the ropes, and Rollins takes him out with a high knee. Jericho puts him on the apron, but Rollins punches him back. Owens taunts Rollins, but Rollins kicks him down. Rollins goes for a springboard knee, but Jericho counters into the Walls of Jericho! Rollins screams in agony, but he eventually claws to the bottom rope. While the referee’s back is turned, Owens superkicks Rollins. Jericho quickly covers him for a near fall. Jericho cannot believe it.
The obligatory “This is awesome” chant breaks out. Jericho goes for a springboard dropkick, but he crashes and burns at ringside when Rollins moves. Rollins then wipes out Owens with a suicide dive. Rollins gets on the apron and kicks Jericho back. Rollins takes him out with a springboard flying knee to the head for a near fall. Rollins goes to the top rope and tries for a frog splash, but Jericho moves. Jericho immediately follows up with a Lionsault for a near fall. Jericho slowly recovers and goes to the top rope, but Rollins cuts him off. Jericho head-butts him off and leaps into a kick. Rollins goes for a Pedigree, but Jericho gets out. Jericho goes for the Walls of Jericho, but Rollins counters into an inside cradle for the win! Chris Jericho will not be added to the Hell in a Cell match for the WWE Universal Championship.
Winner by Pinfall: Seth Rollins
Match Rating: ** 1/2
Kevin Owens immediately attacks Rollins and punches away at him. Owens screams that it’s his title. Owens goes for the Pop-up Powerbomb, but Rollins gets out and goes for a Pedigree. Jericho quickly attacks Rollins and punches away at him. Rollins quickly comes back with a Pedigree on Jericho. Owens does not make the save for Jericho and walks off. Rollins angrily stares at him while Owens backs up the ramp.
Quick Match Results
* Kofi Kingston def. Cesaro
* Bayley def. Cami Fields
* Lince Dorado and Sin Cara def. Drew Gulak and Tony Nese
* Sami Zayn and Neville def. Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel
* R-Truth def. Titus O’Neil
* Braun Strowman def. The Splash Brothers
* Sasha Banks and Roman Reigns def. Charlotte and Rusev via Submission
* T.J. Perkins def. Ariya Daivari via Submission (non-title)
* Seth Rollins def. Chris Jericho
My thoughts on this episode of Monday Night RAW will be up in a little while.
Thanks for reading!