WWE RAW Results (8/31) – Sting Returns, Seth Rollins, The Authority, ‘Beat The Clock’, & More!


Braun Strowman vs. Dean Ambrose

We head back to the ring and out comes the new monster of The Wyatt Family, Braun Strowman. Both Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper accompany him to the ring. We see highlights of his debut last week.

Wyatt gets on the mic and thanks Sister Abigail for her greatest gift — “The Black Sheep” Braun Strowman.. Wyatt says tonight Braun will show the WWE Universe why he exists. He tells Braun to remove his mask and show everyone the new face of destruction.

Braun gets on the mic and says this isn’t the beginning, it’s the end. He says it’s the apocalypse. He drops the microphone and we head to a commercial break.

When we return from the break, Dean Ambrose’s music hits and out he comes. Ambrose will be going one-on-one with the new monster of The Wyatt Family, Braun Strowman.

The bell sounds and here we go. Ambrose tries to go at Braun, but Braun shakes it off like he’s nothing and takes him out. Braun is dominating Ambrose with ease. Braun knocks Ambrose out to the floor. Braun sends Ambrose into the barricade. He slams Ambrose’s face into the barricade. He takes him to the announce table but Reigns attacks him from behind for the disqualification.

After the match, the action continues, as Braun gets Reigns in his choke. Ambrose blasts him from behind with a chair but it has no effect. Harper comes in and joins in on the fun. Braun chokes out Reigns and Ambrose both. Wyatt comes in now. Wyatt does his upside down thing in the corner and then hits Sister Abigail on Reigns. The Wyatt Family pose together over Reigns.

Beat The Clock Challenge
– Paige vs. Sasha Banks

It’s time for our third and final Divas “Beat The Clock Challenge” match. The time to beat is 1:41, which Charlotte got in beating Brie Bella earlier in the evening.

Out first is Paige, accompanied by Becky Lynch and Charlotte. After she comes out, Sasha Banks comes out with Naomi and Tamina.

The bell sounds and here we go. Paige goes for several pin attempts early, trying to beat the incredibly short time of 1:41, but has no luck thus far. Banks with some pin attempts of her own, but no dice. Finally, time runs out. Lilian Garcia announces that Charlotte is the new number one contender and will challenge Nikki Bella at WWE Night Of Champions for the WWE Divas title.

Winner: No Contest

Backstage: Seth Rollins Wants His Statue

Backstage, Renee Young is with Seth Rollins. Rollins complains and asks where his statue is. Young tells him like Stephanie said, ask Sting. Rollins says he’s going to demand Sting give it to him.

Backstage: More Drama

Backstage, Renee Young is with Lana. She shows video of Summer telling her side of what happened with Dolph Ziggler earlier. She says Ziggler wanted to work things out between the four of them so she invited her into his locker room. She says then out of nowhere he stripped naked and he invited her into the shower. She says she thought of Rusev and ran away as quickly as she could. Lana is crying. She walks off.

The Dudley Boyz vs. The New Day

The WWE Tag-Team Champions, The New Day, make their way down to the ring as we return to the ring for our next match of the evening. It will be Big E. and Kofi Kingston representing The New Day in this one.

Out next comes their opponents for this eveninvg, Bubba Ray and Devon, The Dudley Boyz. The Prime Time Players are on commentary and Xavier Woods is at ringside for this one.

The bell sounds and here we go. Big E. kicks things off for his team while Devon starts off for the Dudleyz. After a lot of back-and-forth action, we get to the finish, which sees Bubba Ray and Devon hit a 3-D for the 1-2-3.

After the match, Bubba Ray and Devon grab a special table wrapped in bubble wrap outside the ring. They go to put one of the New Day members through the table, but one of the other New Day members made the save and the group ran off as The Dudley Boyz stared them down from inside the ring. After the match we go to a commercial break.

Winners: The Dudley Boyz

Seth Rollins Calls Out Sting

As promised, Seth Rollins comes out and calls out Sting. He talks for a while and eventually gets around to demanding that Sting bring out and return his statue to him.

Rollins goes on to say that he doesn’t like the fact that Sting claimed he wasn’t as good as Triple H. Rollins says everyone knows he’s at least as good as Triple H and maybe some day he’ll be even better. He calls out Sting.

Instead of Sting, Stephanie McMahon’s music hits and out she comes. She says she knows she told him to call out Sting but warns him to stop talking about her husband. Rollins talks a bit more about how Triple H is past his prime and he’s the man right now.

Stephanie goes on to call Rollins the man and brag for him about how he’s got both the WWE and U.S. titles. He says he’s not going to be distracted. He tells Sting to come out here right now and tell him where his statue is.

This time, instead of Sting, John Cena’s music hits and out he comes to a big mixed reaction from the fans in Tampa, actually more positive than negative, at least at first.

Cena dresses down Rollins for a while until finally Rollins loses his cool and yells at Cena, demanding him to get to the point. Cena reveals that at Night Of Champions every title must be on the line, and while Rollins has a WWE title match against Sting, he will also be putting the U.S. title on the line in a different match at Night Of Champions, a match against him, John Cena.

Cena asks the person who really runs the place, Stephanie McMahon, if he can have the U.S. title shot against Rollins at Night Of Champions. She says yes. Rollins flips out. Cena leaves as his music plays. He stops at the top of the stage. Sting’s music hits. He stands next to Cena. The two stare down Rollins inside the ring as RAW goes off the air.

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