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WWE Raw Results 19th September 2016, live updates

Steel Cage match announced between Roman Reigns and WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens. Cruiserweight division debuts.
Updated: 20 September 2016 08:44 IST - Published: 20 September 2016 05:44 IST

That is all from tonight's live coverage of Raw. Hope you enjoyed it. We will be back tomorrow with the live coverage of SmackDown Live!
Till then adios!


Steel Cage Match: Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns

The Steel Cage will slowly descend shortly to encompass the entire ring.

The Steel Cage is in place and Roman Reigns is the first to make his way to the structure as boos ring around the arena.

The WWE Universal Champion, Kevin Owens, follows.

The door gets locked and the match starts with Owens trash-talking. Owens tries to escape the cage through the door, but is stopped by Reigns twice.

The Champion is trying to avoid any damage to himself ahead of his first pay-per-view on Sunday.

Reigns has all the advantage at the start but the champ fights back and rolls Reigns for a 2-count. We go to commercials.

Back from the break and the two superstars are half way up the cage and Owens pushes Reigns down, before Reigns pulls his leg and he drops on the top rope, visibly hurt.

Reigns with three lariats against the steel cage followed by a Big Boot. Roman then continues to work on the champion, before KO fights back with a German Suplex and a Cannonball.

Owens attempts again to escape the ring, but is halted by The Big Dog. Roman is next in line to attempt an escape through the door.

After some more back and forth, the two are seen exchanging blows. Owens lines up his opponent for the pop-up powerbomb but instead is hit by a Superman Punch from Reigns.

Roman is pumped and goes for the Spear, but is stopped by KO, who reverses it into a pop-up powerbomb, before covering Reigns for a nearfall.

KO attempts another cage escape and reaches the top when Reigns catches hold of his leg and pulls him back. KO is livid and says 'It's My Show' before punishing Reigns.

However, the Big Dog nails a Superman Punch to stay alive in the match.

KO goes for the exit through the door, while Reigns tried to climb his way out of the cage. The two seem to go head-to-head but in the end it is Reigns who hits the ground first and wins the match.

Result: Roman Reigns beats Kevin Owens by climbing out of the ring

As Reigns is celebrating, Rusev makes his way to the ringside and attacks the Big Dog. Roman fights back , but Owens rams the door of the steel cage against Reigns' skull.

Rusev then pushes Reigns inside the ring and locks the door. KO and Rusev then take turns to attack The Big Dog.

Seth Rollins enters and makes his way inside the cage through the top of the cage. First KO attempts to stop him followed by Rusev, but to no avail.

The Architect then nails the crossbody on KO and Rusev from the top of the steel cage.

And with that tonight's episode of Raw went off air.


Nia Jax will face Alicia Fox at Clash of Champions


#1 Contender For WWE Cruiserweight Championship: Rich Swann vs. Gran Metalik vs. Cedric Alexander vs. Brian Kendrick

The match starts with Kendrick outside of the ring and Metalik and Swann are seen contesting in the middle before Kendrick joins.
Kendrick is seen working on Metalik, but Alexander puts a stop on him..

Metalik and Alexander then continue in the middle and Metalik nails a springboard back elbow, but Alexander fights back.

Swann takes advantage of the situation and is seen working on Alexander. He has locked his opponent in a modified sleeper hold, but Alexander is able to break it.

Alexander and Swann are seen working on each other for a bit before Metalik joins, but Alexander goes over the top rope for a crossbody on Kendrick, before Metalik uses the middle rope to Springboard into the other three.

Some good high-flying moves on display, but Rey Mysterio has set the bar up so high that these Cruiserweights will have to come up with something better.

Kendrick is working on the left leg of Swann as we go to commercials.

Back from the break and Alexander and Kendrick were seen struggling in the middle of the ring, before Metalik hits an elbow drop from the top rope before hitting the standing shooting star on Swann.

Swann reverses Metalik's high-flyer and Alexander joins the fun. Alexander hits an enzuigiri and goes for the pin but Swann kicks out at 2.

Kendrick and Metalik join the fray and the former WWE Star hits a DDT on the Pride of Lucha.

Swann tries to pin Alexander but Kendrick interferes followed by Metalik. Alexander fights back and nails the backbreaker on Metalik, while Knedrick locks him in a modified crossface, which forces him to tap out.

Result: Brian Kendrick beats Rich Swann and Gran Metalik and Cedric Alexander by submission

Brian Kendrick will face TJ Perkins for the Cruiserweight Championship at Clash of Champions.


WWE Cruiserweight Division debut

WWE Cruiserweight Champion TJ Perkins, who lifted the inaugural title on Wednesday night will make his main roster debut tonight alongside other wrestlers.

Mick Foley finds himself in the middle of the ring and messes up his lines as he prepares for the much-awaited debut of the Cruiserweights.

The Hardcore legend highlights that it is not the size but the fight in these wrestlers. He then introduces the first Cruiserweight, Rich Swann.

Swann is seen showing off his dancing moves in the middle of the ring. 

Foley then introduces Wednesday's runner-up Gran Metalik, followed by Cedric Alexander.

Foley then welcomes former WWE Tag Team champion, Brian Kendrick back to the WWE Universe.

Foley announces that TJ Perkins will be defending his WWE Cruiserweight title at Clash of Champions and his contender will be decided up next in a Fatal Four-Way match between the above four wrestlers.


Ten-Man Tag Team Match: Chris Jericho and The Club and The Shining Stars vs. Sami Zayn and The New Day and Enzo & Cass

The match was announced by Mick Foley earlier in the night and it starts with who else but Jericho.

The heels have the advantage early on as they work on Kofi.

Gallows is seen working on Kingston after hitting a monstrous clothesline on him. He then tags in his partner Anderson, who continues the work of his partner.

Kofi is cheered by his partner, but he is hit by a Spinebuster by Anderson. It is now the turn of the Shining Stars to work on Kofi, but instead Kofi ho-tags Big Cass, who clears the ring in a jiffy.

Cass' attempt to end the match is stopped by the Shining Stars.  Big E throws out Gallows followed by Anderson, before helping Kofi to go flying on to the duo.

Jericho and Sami then work on each other, before Big Cass and Enzo pinned Primo for the win.

Result: Sami Zayn and The New Day and Enzo & Cass beats Chris Jericho and The Club and The Shining Stars


Jericho is then seen in the middle of the ring. He threatens the fans to not to boo him. 
Y2J highlights that Foley has been doing a poor job as the manager of WWE Raw.

He enlists the reason why Mick Foley is a poor manager and calls it The List of Jericho.

As Jericho continues with his promo, Enzo and Cass' music hits to a huge pop.

Amore with his 'Can't Beat That' promo and adds that he doesn't Jericho and Owens aren't best friends.

The Shining Stars then cut the segment with an agenda of their own. 

The New Day are out next. Everyone wants to join the party.

The reigning WWE World Tag-Team Champions cut a promo but are interrupted by The Club.

The Club highlight their intention to win the title at Clash of Champions and cut a promo of their own, before insisting that they won their match at last week's show.

The four teams are then in the middle of the ring as Jericho is seen walking towards backstage, but Sami Zayn comes out of nowhere to attack Jericho.

A brawl kicks out in the middle of the ring, who is here for payback because of last week's Codebreaker.  We go to commercials.

Back from the break and we are underway for the Ten-Man Tag Team Match.


Chris Jericho then makes his way to Foley and complaints about his treatment of his friend, Kevin Owens. Jericho talks about The List of Jericho and he will be seen revealing it up next.


Best of Seven Series (Match 6): Sheamus vs. Cesaro

Sheamus and Cesaro will contest their sixth match of the best of seven series, with The Celtic Warrior currently leading 3-2.

Cesaro is first to make his way to the ring in his typical James Bondesque attire.

If The Swiss Superman loses tonight, it will all be over for him.

Sheamus follows him into the ring to a decent reaction from the crowd. We cut to a backstage promo, with Sheamus asserting that he is the one in the driver's seat and revealed his plans to end the Best of Seven series tonight.

Sheamus starts unloading on the Swiss as soon as the bell rings. Cesaro fights back with some punches. The two then work on each other, before Cesaro hits the uppercut.

Sheamus tosses Cesaro over the top rope and the Swiss might have hurt his back once again. We go to commercials.

Back from the break and Sheamus and Cesaro are on the top rope. The two take the action outside of the ring. The Swiss hits the running uppercut and sends the Celtic Warrior over the barricade.

He then brings Sheamus inside the ring and hits the springboard uppercut.

Cesaro goes for a Suplex, but is countered by Sheamus and hits the White Noise on the apron for a 2-count. He then lines up the Swiss for a Brogue Kick but Cesaro evades it.

He then gets hit by the Irish Curse followed by a backbreaker. Sheamus then locks Cesaro in the Cloverleaf, but the Swiss somehow reverse it and tries to gain the momentum.

Sheamus tries to pin Cesaro by putting his legs on the rope like Cesaro but is caught by the referee. Cesaro then hits the neutralizer and pins Sheamus to tie the series at 3-3, to complete his predictable yet inevitable comeback.

Result: Cesaro beats Sheamus by pinfall

The duo will contest the final match of their Best of Seven series at Clash of Champions and Foley confirms it.


Bo Dallas vs. Gary Graham

Bo Dallas makes his way to the ring as a rookie, Gary Graham waits for him

Dallas starts to unload on his opponent, before hitting several knees to his head. Bo then hits a Lariat followed by a CorkScrew for the win.

Bo Dallas beats Gary Graham by pinfall


Rollins is then seen making his way inside Stephanie McMahon's office and The Architect is seen carrying a cheeky grin. What is Rollins up to here?

We go to commercials.

We are back from the break and Rollins and Stephanie are seen discussing why the events unfolded like they did during the Fatal Four-Way match for the Universal Championship.

Stephanie then realizes that maybe Rollins is the reason why things are not going good for Raw.

Rollins responds by insisting that he will become Stephanie's worst nightmare. The Raw Commissioner then insists that she is happy that Owens is the right man to be the top dog of Raw.


Tag-Team Match: Bayley and Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte and Dana Brooke

Before the match Banks and Bayley are seen cutting a promo for their triple-threat match at Clash of Champions. The two then agree to focus on tonight's Tag-Team match.

Sasha makes her way to the ring followed by Bayley.

The Raw Women's Champion then come out with Dana Brooke. Earlier, in a backstage segment Brooke was pointing out a double pin to Foley in last week's match and suggested a match between Bayley and Sasha to determine the #1 contender. This inspired Foley to make it a triple-threat match for Sunday.

Charlotte and Dana to kick things off. The Boss has the earlier momentum and goes for a quick pin, before tagging in Bayley.

Dana then tags in Charlotte, as Bayley begins to work on the reigning champion. She then shoves Charlotte into Dana, before throwing the latter out of the ring. Sasha and Bayley have some chemistry from their NXT days.

We got to commercials. After the break it is Charlotte working on Bayley. The champion and Dana then take turns to work on Bayley, before the babyface fights back and tries to hot-tag Sasha.

Charlotte stops it with a big forearm on Bayley before nailing a chop. Bayley fights back with an arm drag and clothesline before tagging in Sasha.

Sasha then tries to work on Charlotte, but the champion gets the upper hand and starts to work on the injured back of The Boss.

Dana then enters the fray and continues the assault on Sasha's back. Charlotte then drags Sasha to the steel post to inflict further damage on her lower back.

Sasha fights back and sends Charlotte flying but Charlotte tries to fight back and lock The Boss in the figure four, but is kicked out of the ring. Sasha then tags Bayley and she starts unloading on Charlotte.

Bayley nails the Springboard elbow before attempting the Bayley-to-Belly suplex, but is stopped by Dana.

Sasha stops Brooke but Charlotte takes advantage to hit Bayley with a big boot before pinning her for the win.

Result: Charlotte and Dana Brooke beat Sasha Banks and Bayley by pinfall


Braun Strowman vs. Sin Cara

Sin Cara is already inside the ring waiting for his annihilation as Strowman makes his way to the ring.

The 6' 8" giants starts to dominate the Lucha warrior, will someone end the squash match series of Strowman?

Sin Cara flies through the middle before going for a reverse moonsault, but is caught mid-air and Strowman nails his finisher, the Gorilla Press Slam, for the three-count.

Result: Braun Strowman beats Sin Cara by pinfall


Mick Foley announces a triple-threat match for the Raw Women's Championship on Sunday at Clash of Champions. Sasha Bank and Bayley will compete against Charlotte for the title.


Seth Rollins vs Rusev

Seth Rollins begins this match with a fire in his belly. Flurry of offence from Rollins to begin with, a neckbreaker from the middle rope followed by a running dropkick to send the Bulgarian reeling to the outside.

Rusev gains the momentum again and sends Rollins flying with a few well aimed blows.

Back after the break and Rollins continues to work on the Bulgarian Brute. Rusev tries to fight back but The Architect hits the Enzuigiri.

Rusev then starts to work on the lower back of Rollins, and after some more work between the two, Rollins tries to go to the top rope but is interrupted by the Brute.

Rollins nails a Falcon Arrow but Rusev kicks out at 2.

The two then take the matter outside the ring with Rusev trying to walk away from the match. Rollins tries to bring his opponent back in the ring but to no avail as the two are counted out.

Rusev then tries to injure Rollins ahead of his title match on Sunday, but the Architect fights back and pushes him off the ramp. He then clears the announcer's table to hit a high-flyer on the Bulgarian.

He then steps up and nails the crossbody on Rusev before leaving.

Result: Double Count Out


Raw starts with Roman Reigns making his way to the ring. Just as the Big Dog was about to begin, Stephanie McMahon interrupted and before she could say something, she was joined by Raw General Manager Mick Foley.

Foley admitted that he had let Raw down with his mismanagement last week. He then confirmed that Seth Rollins and Rusev will face tonight because of their actions on last week's episode of the red brand.

Foley then adds that Reigns will get his chance against Rusev at Clash of Champions on Sunday, before announcing that the Big Dog will face Kevin Owens for the WWE Universal Championship in tonight's main event.

However, interrupting the GM, Kevin Owens makes his way to a huge pop. The Kevin Owens Show starts baby.

KO highlights that he beat Reigns twice last week and he should concentrate on his upcoming match against Rollins.

Stephanie then had her say on the matter and announced that tonight's match will be a non-title match. Foley then makes tonight's main event a steel cage match.

Tonight's Main Event: Roman Reigns vs Kevin Owens in a steel cage match

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