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WWE RAW Results, September 18th 2017, Live Updates and Commentary; big match confirmed for No Mercy

What will happen in the go-home episode of RAW heading into No Mercy?
Updated: 19 September 2017 08:50 IST - Published: 19 September 2017 08:44 IST
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Well, folks, that's a wrap for our coverage of Monday Night Raw. Please join us tomorrow for what promises to be an incredible edition of SmackDown Live. 
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Here are the results from the show:
Nia Jax def. Alexa Bliss
Sheamus & Cesaro def. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson, Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins
Apollo Crews def. Curt Hawkins
Bray Wyatt def. Dustin Rhodes (Goldust)
Neville def. Gran Metalik
Jason Jordan def. Jeff Hardy, Matt Hardy, Curtis Axel, Bo Dallas and Elias Samson to become the number one contender for the Intercontinental Championship
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After the match, The Miz and his cronies leave Jason Jordan laying. The Cleveland native then picks up the microphone and promises to leave No Mercy as the Intercontinental Champion. He also says that Kurt Angle will remain a bad father after No Mercy. 
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All chaos breaks loose and The Hardys go after each other. Matt hits Jeff with the Side Effect, but the brothers are assaulted by The Miztourage. Jordan then pulls down his straps and begins to suplex every man in the match, but Dallas manages to foil him. Matt Hardy connects with a Twist of Fate, but Samson stops him from making the pin.

Jeff Hardy clears house and has the match won after a Swanton Bomb on Curtis Axel, but The Miz interferes and breaks up the pin. Jeff Hardy throws The Miz outside the ring, but Axel attacks him. This leaves an opening for Jason Jordan who hits a belly-to-belly suplex and a pop-up neckbreaker for the win.

Result: Jason Jordan def. Jeff Hardy, Matt Hardy, Curtis Axel, Bo Dallas and Elias Samson to become the number one contender for the Intercontinental Championship 
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When we return from commercial Matt hits Dallas with a neckbreaker for two while Samson nails Jordan with a huge backbreaker. Samson then positions Jordan on the top turnbuckle for a suplex, but The Miztourage fling him outside the ring. The other four men in the match then nail a giant superplex on Jordan. Samson tries to cover the former NCAA standout, but Matt Hardy breaks up the pin. 
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Elias Samson vs. Jason Jordan vs. Bo Dallas vs. Curtis Axel vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy — Six-pack Challenge to determine the number one contender for the Intercontinental Championship
Before the match, Elias Samson starts to play the guitar and sing, but he is interrupted by The Hardy Boyz. Jason Jordan then makes his entrance followed by Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel. 

The Hardy Boyz go after The Miztourage while Jason Jordan squares off with Elias Samson. However, just before we cut to commercial, Jeff Hardy rolls up Matt and the two brothers have a mini-confrontation.
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Neville vs. Gran Metalik
Metalik comes flying out of the blocks and connects with a missile dropkick, forcing Neville to roll out of the ring. Neville then gains control and throws Metalik outside the ring, attempting to unmask the Luchador. However, Metalik resists Neville and retaliates.

Metalik then connects with an impressive aerial manoeuvre. He then attempts a moonsault in the middle of the ring, but Neville gets his knees up and locks in the Rings of Saturn to put an end to proceedings

Result: Neville def. Gran Metalik
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Charly Caruso tries to interview Enzo backstage, but the New Jersey native doesn't have much to say. He just promises to win the Cruiserweight Championship at No Mercy. 
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Neville comes out to the ring as Strowman makes his exit. The King of the Cruiserweights takes advantage of a supine Enzo and nails him with a red arrow.
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We could've dedicated an hour to Bobby Heenan, but Enzo Amore comes out instead. He promises to defeat the gargoyle that is Neville at No Mercy when Strowman's music hits!!! The Monster Among Men knocks Enzo to the ground and drags him to the ring. He hits a massive powerslam on Enzo Amore and leaves. 
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We then get a graphic paying tribute to Bobby Heenan. The commentary team join in and pay their respects to The Brain — one of the greatest personas in wrestling history. We also get a touching video package in memory of The Weasel. Thank you, Bobby Heenan. 
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Finn Balor appears on the titantron and talks about the origin of his demonic alter-ego. He then poses Wyatt with a interesting question heading into No Mercy. 
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Rhodes continues to work on Wyatt in the corner, but he is intercepted by a Sister Abigail which seals his fate.

Result: Bray Wyatt def. Dustin Rhodes (Goldust)
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Dustin Rhodes (Goldust) vs. Bray Wyatt
Rhodes is out for his match without the face paint. He puts Wyatt in the corner and connects with a flurry of punches. A thunderous clothesline sends the Eater of Worlds crashing outside the ring. A "Let's go Dustin" chant slowly breaks out. 
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Reigns then pulls up a video of Cena criticising The Rock for being a part-timer. The Big Dog then chides John Cena, who is in China on WWE business, for not appearing on Raw. That's not exactly the same thing as leaving to film a movie. Reigns just isn't the brightest bulb in the chandelier, is he? 
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Roman Reigns grabs the microphone and dismisses the claims that he is a John Cena rip-off. He then takes a dig at Alex Riley, who curiously claimed to have backstage heat with John Cena. 
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San Jose collectively groans as Roman Reigns then makes his way to the ring. The Bay Area was spared a Roman Reigns coronation at WrestleMania 31, but New Orleans will unfortunately not receive that same mercy in 2018. 
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Michael Cole attempts to draw parallels between Strowman and a young Lesnar, but Heyman isn't happy with the narrative Cole is attempting to spin. Lesnar then interrupts Heyman's rant and thanks Strowman for backing him into a corner. He then looks into the camera and promises to defeat the Monster Among Men, finishing with the words: "Suplex City, b****." 

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is why we sit through Curt Hawkins vs Apollo Crews. 
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Michael Cole is doing a split screen interview with Lesnar and Strowman. He asks Lesnar how it feels to be the underdog heading into No Mercy. However, the Beast has no patience for this drivel. He lets Heyman speak for him, and the Mad Scientist of Wrestling draws parallels to Lesnar's upset victory at WrestleMania 30. This is where the money is, folks!!! 

Even though Heyman acknowledges Strowman as the most capable challenger for Lesnar's crown, the Monster Among Men promises that he will walk into the Staples Centre and raze Suplex City to the ground. The time is ripe for a title change. 
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Curt Hawkins vs. Apollo Crews (with Titus O' Neil)
The losing streak doesn't end tonight as Crews wins the battle of the jabronis with a sit-out powebomb. It's now 115 losses in a row for Mr Hawkins. 

Result: Apollo Crews def. Curt Hawkins
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Prior to his match with Apollo Crews, Curt Hawkins promises to win and end his 114 match long losing streak. 
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Kurt Angle is backstage in his office when he is visited by Goldust. No, it's Dustin Rhodes without the mask and out of character. He manages to persuade Angle to give him a match with Bray Wyatt later in the night. So, we know that we're going to get one more squash match tonight. 
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We then get a package promoting the "dream match' between John Cena and Roman Reigns. Kurt Angle referred to Roman Reigns as an icon during his opening monologue. Um...NO!!! 
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It appears that Bayley has been added to the Fatal 4-way for the Raw Women's Championship at No Mercy. It is now a Fatal 5-way match. You can find WWE.com's story here
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We get a backstage segment where The Miz is motivating Dallas and Axel ahead of their six-pack challenge. There appear to be small seeds of dissent among The Miztourage, but the Intercontinental Champion manages to reign things in. 
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They roll Anderson inside the ring, but just as Ambrose and Rollins are cleaning house, Sheamus makes the bling tag on Ambrose, just as the Lunatic Fringe connects with a  Dirty Deeds. He then throws Ambrose outside the ring to take advantage of a supine Anderson and grab the victory.

Result: Sheamus & Cesaro def. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson, Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins
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Cesaro and Sheamus look to have the match wrapped up with a 3-D, but Anderson breaks up the pin. Cesaro looks to work on Rollins, but the Architect finds an opening and makes the tag to the Lunatic Fringe. Simultaneously, Anderson makes the tag to Gallows. All hell breaks loose and the reigning champions connect with two double suicide dives. 
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When we return to action, Sheamus and Rollins are the legal men. The Bar double team Rollins and pose for the crowd, but there is almost no response. Ambrose and Rollins have injected life into the tag division, but this match is nothing short of a stinker. It has killed the crowd and taken Raw into the doldrums. 
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Gallows and Anderson nail Rollins with the Magic Killer, but Ambrose breaks up the pin. Cesaro and Sheamus drag the Lunatic Fringe outside the ring and begin to assault him as we cut to commercial. 
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Gallows tags in and looks to maintain the pressure, but Ambrose manages to dodge an elbow drop and make the tag to Rollins. The Architect goes after Gallows, who then tags in Cesaro and gets out of the way. Rollins hits Cesaro with the buckle bomb for a count of two, The Bar then double team Rollins before tagging in Gallows. 
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Sheamus manages to resist the Champions' attempts at isolating him as Cesaro attacks Ambrose outside the ring. The Swiss Cyborg tags in and puts Ambrose in a headlock after a flying axe handle. Cesaro then tags in Anderson, who continues to work on Ambrose before hitting a spinebuster for two. 
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Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson vs. Sheamus & Cesaro vs. Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins

All three teams take turns in the ring until Sheamus and Gallows have a prolonged exchange, which is interrupted when Rollins tags himself in and hits a crossbody on Sheamus for a two count. Ambrose tags in and follows a double team manoeuvre with a flying dropkick.  
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We get a video game style vignette promoting the impending arrival of Asuka on the main roster. 
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Ambrose and Rollins come out to confront the Bar, and they take turns to poke fun at the Bar's outfits. Rollins also says that he and Ambrose will always be brothers. This finally sets up the arrival of Gallows and Anderson who call Ambrose and Rollins nerds.

However, Ambrose takes exception to this and a melee breaks out between the three tag teams. 
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Before the match, Sheamus and Cesaro say that they thrive on destroying nostalgia acts and promise to destroy Ambrose and Rollins at No Mercy. They claim that the two former Shield members are frauds who cannot overcome adversity. 
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Sheamus and Cesaro come out to the ring as they get ready to take on Gallows and Anderson. 
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Even though she returned in her hometown, the audience was fairly apathetic towards Bayley — an indictment on the fact that WWE are incompetent at booking babyfaces.