WWE Raw Results – Sep 9th, 2019

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Tonight’s Raw comes to us by way of Madison Square Garden and WWE offers us something special. Last week, Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman attempted a contract signing but it quickly descended into chaos as these things usually do, and the contract didn’t get signed. Well tonight they will attempt to do that again but rather than having Michael Cole serve as moderator, we’re getting none other than the Texas Rattlesnake, Stone Cold Steve Austin. Is this a lazy attempt to boost ratings and ticket sales? Yes. Do I care? Nope.

The marquee match for tonight’s Raw is the King of the Ring semi-final bout between Ricochet, Samoa Joe, and Baron Corbin. That’s right, a Triple Threat. It’s unclear why WWE made this decision, unless it was so that Corbin could escape the round without taking a pinfall, but the far more obvious option seems to have been for both Joe and Ricochet to get disqualified and Corbin get the ultimate heel pass to the finals. Alas, that isn’t the case but this match should be awesome.

For the first time ever on WWE’s main roster, the four horsewomen will be in a match together. Becky Lynch teams with Charlotte Flair to face Sasha Banks and Bayley. Fans have wanted a Fatal 4-Way between these ladies for years now and, while this isn’t it, this should be a fun scratch for that itch.

Also on tonight’s Raw, Rey Mysterio returns to face Gran Metalik, and Cedric Alexander faces AJ Styles. That’s all we know that’s going down, but it’s already shaping up to be a decent Raw. Let us know what you’re excited to see by following us on Twitter and Instagram, and by downloading the Ringside News app. Enjoy the show!

WWE Raw

Monday Night Rae begins and the glass shatters, causing the roof to blow off of Madison Square Garden!

Austin poses on all four corners to a huge, sustained pop. Stone Cold grabs some beers right off the bat and sinks them before getting on the mic. Austin says it’s good be back in MSG, and somebody told him had it been over twenty years since he’s back in the Garden. But before we get down to the contract signing, Austin wants to go down memory lane. He says he will never forget standing in the corner at Survivor Series, ready to face Bret Hart. He recounts leaning on the ropes and hearing Bret Hart’s music hit and the hair raising all over his body. He also remembers coming out here and Vince trying to serenade him over his neck, and he hit him with the first Stunner in this very building. And one last memory, around 1996, against The Undertaker at SummerSlam: Highway to Hell. He tells the story of The Undertaker accidentally knocking him up from a headbutt. He says it was the first time he ever got knocked out, and remembers asking Earl Hebner where he was, to which Earl replied “goddammit boy, you in the Garden!” Austin says he cleaned that up for TV.

Stone Cold gets to the matter at hand and says last week’s Raw saw the contract signing descend into chaos, so he’s here to play the intermediary. He asks the fans if they want to see this contract signed and they give a rapturous “Hell Yeah!” Austin introduces one half of the Raw Tag Team Champions, Braun Strowman. The Monster Among Men extends his hand for a shake and Austin stares at him, prompting the fans to chant “Austin!” He doesn’t shake Braun’s hand, instead introduces the other half of the Raw Tag Team Champions, and the Universal Champion, Seth Rollins.

Austin says we have business to take care of, then shakes both men’s hands. He says he is here to help get this contract signed, so let’s get to it. Seth says that’s great but, first of all he’s here in MSG, along with Steve Austin and that’s what he means when he says “Burn It Down”.  Seth says that Braun here thinks Austin might have it out for him, but it’s Seth himself who has it out for Braun. The fans start whatting Seth, but he leans into it and plays a joke with Austin. Seth says he is the best and he intends to retain both his titles on Sunday. Seth signs the contract.

Braun grabs the mic and says to Austin, that he has watched him his entire life and he has nothing but the utmost respect. However a rattlesnake is still a snake. He turns his attention to Seth and says that he loves being Tag Team Champion but he’ll love being Universal Champion even more. And to quote Austin, he can’t wait to open up a can of whoop ass on Sunday. Braun signs the contract and Austin starts to wrap things up.

AJ Styles and The O.C. come out and interrupt. Styles says that they don’t want none of Steve Austin, then proceeds to mock him and asks if anybody cares about him anymore. The fans chant yes, then start whatting Styles. AJ tells them to shut up but then tells Austin to focus his beady eyes on him and get out of the ring, because he doesn’t want to get hurt. Styles says this has nothing to do with Steve Austin, and the fans barely let him speak for chanting “What?” Styles says that is why nobody likes coming to New York, but Austin says “why don’t you put a little base in your voice?” To which AJ tells him to shut-up. Styles says Seth and Braun didn’t have the guts to grant Gallows and Anderson a rematch. The fans start chanting “asshole”, and Austin says he doesn’t know how good AJ’s hearing is, but the fans are calling him an asshole.

AJ and The O.C. get on the apron and Styles says Austin has become an asshole in his old age. Styles calls Austin an old fart and says Steve has go to know where he’s coming from. Austin begins moving the table from the middle of the ring and says he doesn’t know where AJ is coming from but he damn sure knows where he’s going. Seth and Braun attack The O.C. and toss Gallows and Anderson from the ring. Braun runs around the ring and tackles Gallows, then clotheslines Anderson. Inside the ring, Seth kicks AJ and looks for The Stomp but Styles dodges it and tosses Seth over the ropes. Leaving AJ in the ring…with Austin. Styles turns around into two birds and eats a Stone Cold Stunner! Austin talks trash into the face of AJ Styles before drinking some beers and posing on the ropes, then leaving.

*Commercial Break*

We’re back live and AJ Styles is still in the ring, recuperating from the Stunner. Cedric Alexander comes down to the ring for a match with the Phenomenal One.

AJ Styles Vs. Cedric Alexander

Alexander attacks AJ right away, beating him down in the corner. Alexander whips AJ chest-first into the turnbuckles and Styles rolls from the ring. Cedric whips AJ into the barricade, and chops his chest before sending him back into the ring.

Alexander delivers shoulder tackles in the corner, then catches him with a headscissors and two dropkicks for a one count. Styles counters Alexander and hits a chop to the throat, followed by a kick to the chest. AJ forearms Cedric in the corner but gets caught with a handspring kick. AJ rolls from the ring and Alexander hits a huge senton to the floor.

AJ gets on the apron and uses the ropes to target Cedric’s injured arm. AJ slides into the ring and hits an arm-targeted STO to really focus on that injured arm.

*Commercial Break*

We’re back live and AJ is continuing to hurt the arm. He eats a back elbow from Cedric, who follows up with chops and punches. Cedric catches a running Styles with a beautiful Michonoku Driver for a near-fall. Alexander reverses a back suplex and delivers a back elbow. Cedric hits an enziguiri from the apron but then he’s attacked by Anderson and Gallows.

Winner Via Disqualification: Cedric Alexander

Anderson and Gallows get Cedric in the ring and begin beating him down but out come The Viking Raiders, who lay a beating on The O.C. Alexander dropkicks AJ from the ring before Erik and Ivar hit a Viking Experience to Anderson.

Later tonight, we get a Triple Threat match in the semi-final in the King of the Ring tournament, as well as Becky Lynch teaming with Charlotte Flair to face Sasha Banks and Bayley.

Speaking of whom, we see Sasha and Bayley backstage. Sasha says she heard Becky and Flair were angry last week but they should be mad. Bayley says they’re back together and ain’t nobody taking their titles. Sasha reiterates it and they clap hands. We see Charlotte and Becky warming up.

We see a short clip of the Firefly Fun House, where Bray says he will be hosting a brand new episode later tonight.

*Commercial Break*

It’s September, and therefore cancer awareness month, so we get a look at a bunch of awesome kids who are struggling with the disease. Roman Reigns makes his way to the stage and he says that it’s been almost a year since he made his announcement that he had leukaemia. He says with the help and support of the fans, he was able to beat it. He says that love and strength helped change his perspective as well, and now he tries to raise awareness and pay that love forward to others. So in the past few months he’s been visiting paediatric hospitals across the country, including New York. So when they knew they were coming back to New York, he wanted to bring out some special kids. The first kid is called Julius and he’s wearing a crown. The next is Antonio an he’s donning a Sin Cara mask. Next up is Miguel, followed by Liam the Red Ninja, and Liana the terror. Roman stands with the kids on the stage and says they’re all warriors who have been through incredible fights. But the work isn’t done, because there’s a lot of people who are only beginning their fight. He asks fans to support Connor’s Cure at Connorthecrusher.com and that’s the end of the segment.

*Commercial Break*

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