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WWE Monday Night Raw Results – August 21 2017

Back live, Ambrose and Matt get the tags. Ambrose with shots that drop Matt. Ambrose with a quick clothesline and elbow to Matt in the corner. Ambrose dumps Matt over the top rope. Matt moves when Ambrose launches over. Matt sends Rollins over the top rope, tags in Jeff and Jeff jumps off the back of Matt diving on Ambrose and Rollins.

Back inside, Jeff splashes Ambrose in the corner. Rollins pulls Ambrose away when Jeff attempts Whisper in the Wind from the top rope. Rollins gets the tag and drops an elbow over Jeff. Ambrose gets the tag and keeps Jeff grounded with a submission. Tag to Rollins. Rollins is sent into Jeff in the corner two times and then goes to a headlock to ground Hardy.

Jeff breaks free and manaegs to connect with Whisper in the Wind on both Ambrose and Rollins. Matt gets the hot tag and knocks Rollins off the turnbuckle pads repeatedly. Matt with his running bulldog on Rollins. Matt with an elbow to Rollins from the second rope. Ambrose tags himself in. Elevated sling blade on Matt. Jeff breaks it up. Matt gets dumped out.

Ambrose dropkicks Jeff out. Ambrose and Rollins with a double suicide dive to Matt and Jeff. Matt drops Rollins over the ring apron. Matt with his Side Effect on Ambrose. Ambrose kicks out. Ambrose cuts off a moonsault attempt by Matt. Jeff tags himself in. Matt with a Twist of Fate on Ambrose. Rollins kicks Matt. Jeff dumps Rollins out. Jeff goes up top. Swanton Bomb, but Ambrose gets knees up. Rollins with a high knee to Jeff followed by Dirty Deeds by Ambrose f for the win.

Winners: Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins

We see Sheamus and Cesaro watching the match in the back.

We get replays of earlier tonight when Braun Strowman destroyed Brock Lesnar. Kurt Angle has made it official, Brock Lesnar will defend the Universal Championship against Braun Strowman at No Mercy.

We see Samoa Joe backstage with The Miztourage and Miz says he is impressed by Joe. Miz seems to think Joe has joined his group as a lackey. Joe stands up and tells Miz to shut up. He tells Dallas and Axel to stay vigilant at ringside, and for Miz to do his weird unorthodox thing in the ring. That’s the strategy. Then fans chant Joe.

*Commercial Break*

The WWE Women’s Champion Sasha Banks makes her way to the ring. Banks grabs a mic and says she might be from Boston, but she has left her heart here in Brooklyn and the fans cheer. She brings up matches with Bayley and Charlotte and the fans love it. Banks then sends a heartfelt messgae to Ric Flair adding, “The world needs the Nature Boy.” She says the world doesn’t need a goddess and that there is only one legit boss. Banks holds up her title but she gets interrupted.

Here comes Alexa Bliss. Bliss brings up how Banks has yet to successfully defend the RAW Women’s Championship. Banks says any time she has wrestled Bliss, she either runs away or taps out. She suggests Bliss cash in her rematch clause tonight. Bliss declines the offer and says none of these Brooklyn fan boys deserve a Bliss championship celebration. She adds she isn’t in the mood to break Sasha’s heart tonight. Bliss announces she does want her rematch for the championship next week!

If Sasha could work on her promos, she’d probably be the G.O.A.T. We see Jason Jordan making his way to the ring for a huge match against Finn Balor!

*Commercial Break*

Finn Balor vs. Jason Jordan

Jordan with a pinfall attempt early on Balor. Jordan with a quick takedown on Balor leading into a fireman’s carry keeping Balor grounded. Balor catches Jordan with a quick dropkick. Jordan lifts Balor up and slams him down hard on the mat. Balor clotheslines Jordan to the outside. Balor goes for a kick on the ring apron and Jordan moves out of the way.

*Commercial Break*

Jordan with more takedowns on Balor. Series of counters with Balor pulling off another dropkick to Jordan. Brooklyn crowd is distracted a bit. Balor dumps Jordan out of the ring and connects with a dropkick through the ropes. Balor connects with his kick to the face on Jordan off the ring apron. Jordan with an overhead suplex on Balor. Jordan with a spear to Balor in the corner.

Balor counters another suplex attempt into a cross body for a two count. Balor with an overhead kick to Jordan. Both men are down. Balor with a sling blade on Jordan. Balor with his jumping dropkick sending Jordan to the corner. Balor is going up top and connects with Coup de Grace on Jordan to get the pinfall victory.

Winner: Finn Balor

The main event of John Cena teaming with Roman Reigns is up next!

*Commercial Break*

We see the graphic for Sasha Banks defending the WWE RAW Women’s Championship against Alexa Bliss next week in Memphis – Jerry Lawler’s hometown.

Neville defends the WWE Cruiserweight Championship against Akira Tozawa tomorrow night on 205 Live on the WWE Network!

It’s time for the main event and out comes Samoa Joe, followed by The Miz and his chorts!

*Commercial Break*

Samoa Joe & The Miz W/The Miztourage Vs. John Cena & Roman Reigns

We return to see the match already in progress. Cena manhandles The Miz and controls the pace of the match until he tags in Joe. The fans in Brooklyn get distracted by a beach ball in the crowd. It’s genuinely annoying that the fans are more interested ina beech ball than they are Samoa Joe Vs. John Cena.

Cena takes to the top rope to play with the fans but Samoa Joe chops him when he comes back down. Joe beats Cena on the amt for a minute. Miz tags back in now that Cena is at a disadvantage. The crowd chants for a beach ball as Miz continues taking it to Cena with punches and kicks. The Miz yells at the crowd for disrespecting him.

Cena takes a moment to play to the crowd again, so Miz makes him pay with a DDT for a quick two count. Samoa Joe tags back in so he can keep the pressure on Cena. Cena avoids Miz’s corner clothesline and tags in Reigns. Joe is back in and the two Samoan warriors clash. Roman gets the better of Joe and punishes him with a series of corner clotheslines and a running boot to the face. The Destroyer hits a uranage out of nowhere to get a two count. Dallas takes out Reigns while the ref has his back turned. The fans continue to not care about the match – I think in future WWE shouldn’t hold 4 shows in a row in the same town.

Miz hits the Yes Kicks, but just like always, he misses the last one and Reigns picks him up for a one-armed powerbomb. Miz reaches Joe before Roman can get to Cena. Joe and Miz continue to keep Reigns away from his partner. We are a few minutes past the end time for the show at this point. Roman is tossed over the top rope and he manages to take out Dallas and Axel.

Cena gets the hot tag and runs over Miz with his signature moveset. Samoa joe comes back in and squares-up to Cena. John looks to swing for him but Joe grabs him in the Coquida Clutch. Reigns accidentally hits Cena with a Superman Punch when trying to take out Joe. They take their fight outside the ring while Miz realizes Cena is knocked out in the ring. He signals for the Skull Crushing Finale, but Cena turns it into an AA to get the win.

Winners: John Cena & Roman Reigns

After the match Cena holds his jaw and stares at Reigns. We see a replay of the last few moments and Reigns apologises for punching Cena as we go off the air.

That’s it for this week’s Raw in front of a frustrating Brooklyn crowd. Tomorrow night we return for SmackDown Live, which has new Tag Team Champions as well as a budding feud between Shane McMahon and Kevin Owens. Then you can check out our 205 Live results to see if Akira Tozawa can win back his Cruiserweight Championship!

Written by Curtis Dillon

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