WWE Monday Night Raw Results – September 4 2017

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Raw kicks off with a long video highlighting the confrontation between John Cena and Roman Reigns on last week’s RAW.

John Cena and Jason Jordan are going to have a match to start the show! Footage is shown of John Cena debuting back in 2002 against Jason Jordan’s father, Kurt Angle. Cena makes his way to the ring to a good reaction.

John Cena Vs. Jason Jordan

The bell rings and Jordan quickly takes Cena down for a two count. Jordan takes him down a second time for another two count. They lock up, and Jordan takes him down with a waistlock. Jordan keeps it applied, so Cena fights up and takes him down. Jordan quickly takes him back down with a waistlock. Cena takes some time before fighting up to his feet.

Dueling “Cena” chants break out. Cena finally gets out with a hip toss. Jordan immediately takes him down with a fireman’s carry before going back to the waistlock. Cena fights up, elbows him in the face, and punches him down. Cena covers him for a two count. Cena applies a chin lock. Jordan fights up, but Cena punches him back down. Cena takes him down with a suplex before circling him. Cena punches him a few times before whipping him hard into the corner for a near fall.

*Commercial Break*

We come back from the break to see Jordan punch at Cena and connect with a belly-to-belly suplex. Cena sidesteps a shoulder in the corner and hits a pair of shoulder tackles. Jordan flips through a back suplex powerbomb and dropkicks Cena down for a two count. Both men take a few moments to get to their feet.

They trade punches while the crowd does the dueling “Cena” chants. Jordan goes for a takedown, but Cena rolls him up with a sunset flip for a two count. Cena then hits a back suplex powerbomb before hitting a 5 Knuckle Shuffle. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment, but Jordan counters into a roll-up for a two count. Cena immediately transitions into an STF in the center of the ring.

Jordan looks like he’s going to tap out, but he instead slips out of the STF and applies the crossface. Cena powers out of it and lifts him up on his shoulders. Jordan gets out of the AA and hits a pair of northern lights suplexes for a near fall. Jordan hits a wild shoulder thrust in the corner before going for a back suplex, but Cena counters into a cross-body for a near fall. Cena immediately lifts him up and connects with the AA for the win.

Winner: John Cena

As soon as the match ends Cena starts to celebrate but out comes the big dog, Roman Reigns!

*Commercial Break*

John Cena and Roman Reigns are standing in the ring across from one another when we return from the commercial. A “Cena” chant fires up, but most of the crowd is just booing. Reigns says he has one question for Cena: if he is who he says he is, why did it take a 16-time champ over twenty minutes to beat a rookie? If Cena is as good as he says he is, he would have beat him at the get-go. Instead, Cena strung it out and crushed them after making it look like Jordan had a chance. Either that or Cena lied last week and proved him right that he is just “a fake ass little bitch.” The crowd loudly boos him.

Cena calls Reigns, “Debbie Downer.” Cena would say he’s happy to see him, but he’s disgusted by his entire face. Cena tells Reigns to stay in his lane with using his brain because they all saw how that worked for him last week. Reigns is thinking about questions that he’ll get answers to soon. Cena says his zipper is open. Reigns says he busted it because he’s “The Big Dog.” Cena says he was looking for his balls, but he hasn’t got any. Cena says he’ll get the answers to these questions at No Mercy. At No Mercy, Reigns will get beat by a guy who’s either lost a step or has been stringing him along for years by letting him waltz out here and make mistake after mistake before chopping him down to size. The only question Reigns will have is “how in the hell did this happen?”

Cena calls him a “conceited, know-it-all golden boy” that needs a lesson in respect. Jason Jordan and Chad Gable scratch and claw to get everything they have. A guy like The Miz, who he despises, works hard week after week to get what he wants, and he respects that. Cena doesn’t respect Reigns. Reigns waltzes down here and calls him a fake ass bitch, but the only one living a lie is Reigns. Reigns says this is his yard and he is the guy, but the crowd doesn’t agree. The crowd loudly applauds. Cena wonders if there is any room in that clouded, conceited brain to see what is actually going on here or does he have to beat some common sense into him?

Reigns dares him to do it and the fans chant “YES!”. Reigns asks the crowd if they want Cena to beat his ass, and they loudly cheer. Reigns says this is Cena’s moment to back up his big mouth. Reigns tells him to do it. Cena smirks and leans against the ropes. Reigns says Cena is all talk. That’s why he doesn’t respect Cena. Reigns’ music plays, and he walks off.

Tonight’s main event will see Braun Strowman take on Big Show in a Steel Cage Match. Last time they fought, the ring collapsed. We’ll also see Jeff Hardy take on The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship later tonight.

*Commercial Break*

Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose come out wearing Conor’s Cure shirts and join the commentary team to watch Sheamus & Cesaro in action.

Sheamus & Cesaro Vs. Heath Slater & Rhyno

Cesaro starts the match against Heath Slater. Slater quickly rolls him up for a two count, but Cesaro quickly takes him down. Sheamus tags in, and they double-team Slater. Cesaro tags in, and they both kick Slater for a two count.

Slater soon takes Cesaro down. Rhyno and Sheamus are soon tagged in. Rhyno takes him down before hitting a shoulder in the corner. Rhyno chops Cesaro down before hitting Sheamus with a fireman’s carry neckbreaker. Cesaro throws Slater out of the ring, and Rhyno dumps Cesaro out of the ring. Rhyno then turns into a Brogue Kick, and Sheamus picks up the victory.

Winners: Sheamus & Cesaro

The commentators talk about donating for the relief of the Hurricane Harvey victims.

Renee Youngs is backstage with The Hardy Boyz. Renee asks what Jeff’s approach is. Matt Hardy says it is a wonderful evening for a new Intercontinental Champion. Jeff says this is about a rebirth. They’ve been innovators for 25 years because they wrestle each match like it’s their first and last match. Jeff says he’s excited his daughter could see him become the Intercontinental Champion tonight. It’s not about age or life beating you down. It’s not about age. It’s about the vitality that’s bright in his spirit. Tonight, he’ll either burn out in a blaze of glory or be the new Intercontinental Champion. Matt says if the dastardly Miztourage tries to warp his brother’s reality, they’ll go down in a beautiful twist of fate. This match is next.

*Commercial Break*

Jeff Hardy and his brother make their way to the ring, followed by The Miz and his crew. We see highlights from last week’s Battle Royale.

Intercontinental Championship

(C) The Miz Vs. Jeff Hardy

They circle the ring, and Hardy rolls Miz up for a two count. They lock up, and Hardy applies a side headlock. Miz whips him off, but Hardy shoulder blocks him down. Hardy blocks a hip toss and catches him with a backslide pin for a two count.

Hardy rolls him up again for a two count. Miz then backs away from a right hand. Hardy approaches, so Miz throws him out of the ring. The Miztourage surrounds him, so he gets in the ring. Hardy ducks a hit and clotheslines Miz out of the ring. Hardy goes for a plancha, but puts on the brakes when Miz and The Miztourage moves.

*Commercial Break*

We come back from the break to see Hardy fight up from a chin lock and hit a sit-out jawbreaker. Hardy punches him and comes off the ropes with a running forearm. Hardy follows up with a sit-out front suplex for a two count. Hardy then takes him down with Whisper in the Wind for a near fall. Hardy splashes him before going to the top rope. Bo Dallas gets on the apron to distract the referee while Curtis Axel crotches Hardy on the top rope. Matt Hardy attacks Axel and ducks an attack from Dallas. The referee ejects all three men from ringside.

Hardy rolls Miz up for a two count. Hardy ducks a right hand and comes back with a Russian leg sweep followed by a leg drop cradle for a near fall. The Miz manages to counter a double leg drop to the midsection before hitting a kneeling DDT for a near fall. Hardy gets out of a Skull Crushing Finale and rolls him up for a two count. Hardy avoids Miz’ patented corner clothesline. Miz avoids a slingshot dropkick and hits the Busaiku Knee Kick for a near fall. Miz starts connecting with the “IT” kicks.

Hardy ducks the big kick and hits a mule kick followed by a slingshot dropkick in the corner for a near fall. Miz rolls out of the ring to recover. Hardy goes to dive off the apron, but Miz clips the ankle. Hardy crashes and burns on the floor. Miz rolls him into the ring and picks up a near fall. Miz then applies the Figure Four Leglock. Hardy eventually gets to the bottom rope after sitting in it for a few.

Hardy hits a quick Twist of Fate, but Miz grabs the bottom rope to break the pin. Miz gets out of the ring and eats a nasty baseball slide. Hardy then jumps off the steel steps to hit Poetry in Motion. Hardy throws him into the ring and goes for a Swanton Bomb. Maryse shakes Miz’ shoulder, and he moves just in time. Hardy clutches his back in pain. Miz pulls himself up and counters a Twist of Fate into a Skull Crushing Finale for the win!

Winner: The Miz

A great match between the two, they have surprisingly great chemistry. The Miz and Maryse pull off the heist again and celebrate by kissing on the ramp.

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