WWE Monday Night Raw Results – September 4th, 2017: Big Show vs. Braun Strowman


Footage is shown from last week’s RAW Women’s Championship match. Alexa Bliss defeated Sasha Banks clean to regain the title. Banks has never won a title defense. Nia Jax then turned on Bliss much to the delight of the crowd.

At No Mercy, Alexa Bliss will defend her WWE RAW Women’s Championship against Sasha Banks.

RAW General Manager Kurt Angle is backstage on his phone when Nia Jax walks in. She wants to know how Sasha Banks got a match for the title over her and says some really, really awkward jargon. Jax felt the Women’s Division trembling when she held the title up. Emma walks in and says no one was talking about Jax last week. The internet was buzzing about her. She wants to start a new hashtag: give Emma a chance at the Women’s Title. Jax says if she doesn’t get out of her, it will be “#PutEmmaInTheHospital.” They will team up together tonight against Banks and Bliss. If they win, the match will be a Fatal 4-Way at No Mercy

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Cruiserweight Match: Tony Nese, Noam Dar, and Drew Gulak vs. Enzo Amore, Gran Metalik, and Cedric Alexander

Before the match begins, Enzo goes through his usual shtick. Enzo says if you ain’t cheating, you ain’t trying. Enzo says he knows controversy follows him everywhere he goes like a shadow, but controversy creates cash. Enzo is a walking, talking check. Enzo says he’s a little smarter. 205 Live just became one of the realest hours of television. Enzo then does some introductions for his tag team partners. Enzo then runs down their opponents, culminating with him calling Drew Gulak, “Captain Underpants.” They’re going to chew them up like Omaha Steaks because there’s only one word to describe them: S-A-W-F-T!

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We join the match in progress to see Alexander apply an arm bar to Nese. Nese reverses it, but Alexander flips through and takes him down. They hit the ropes and do a bunch of counters before Alexander finally takes him down. Enzo tags himself in, and Alexander is not happy. Enzo ducks a clothesline from Nese and takes him down before walking on him. Enzo avoids some punches from Nese before applying a side headlock. Nese backs him to the corner and gives a clean break. Nese hits a back suplex onto the turnbuckle. Gulak is tagged in, and he stomps him before applying a seated abdominal stretch. Enzo fights up, but Gulak takes him down before booting him. Dar tags in, and he uppercuts Enzo before taking him down. Dar then stretches him out before tagging Nese in. Nese applies a torture rack, but Enzo fights out. Nese quickly gets him to his corner and shoulders him. Gulak tags in, and Enzo dumps him out of the ring before sending Nese shoulder-first into the ring post. Enzo is pulled out of the ring, but he kicks Dar down.

Alexander is tagged in, and he hits a pair of clotheslines before elbowing Gulak in the face. Alexander follows up with a handspring kick for a near fall. Gran Metalik takes Nese out before throwing Dar out of the ring. Alexander and Metalik then hit stereo planchas. Enzo tags in, thumbs Gulak’s eyes, and hits Eat Defeat for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: Enzo Amore, Gran Metalik, and Cedric Alexander

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Sasha Banks is preparing backstage when Alexa Bliss walks in. She says she doesn’t like the situation anymore than Banks does. She thinks Nia Jax and Emma are jealous they’ve never been champions. Banks says Bliss needs her tonight. Banks doesn’t want Emma or Jax in the match either because she wants to beat Bliss straight. Bliss tells her to get over it. Banks says they’ll be victorious tonight and at No Mercy, she’ll make her scream when she makes her tap out.

Finn Bálor will be out, next.

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Finn Bálor makes his entrance to a good reception from the Omaha crowd. Bálor says The Bálor Club is in Omaha, Nebraska. The NXT Championship used to look really good around his waist, as did the Universal Championship. The Intercontinental Championship would have looked good around his waist if it wasn’t for Bray Wyatt. When Wyatt appeared last week in the Battle Royal, he cost him an opportunity to challenge The Miz. While he was victorious at SummerSlam, you never truly beat someone like Wyatt. Wyatt appears when you least expect him. The next time Wyatt appears, Bálor will be ready. Bálor has chosen his fate and is not worried. Bálor doesn’t run from his demons because sometimes he becomes them. If Wyatt wants to continue to play games, then they should play.

Bray Wyatt’s video flashes on the screen, and he is shown from an unknown location. Wyatt talks about the first time he hunted, but he got bored because it was too easy. Wyatt put his weapon down and started using his hands instead. His bare hands judged them all, and they were always guilty. Wyatt showed no mercy. During those moments he had the chance to either end their pathetic existence or run along, he made a choice. That choice defined him. Wyatt knew what his purpose was. Bálor wasn’t victorious over him at SummerSlam: The Demon was. The Demon was his weapon, so Wyatt challenges him to put down his weapon and come at him. Wyatt dares him to make a choice.

Bálor says he already made his choice and knows exactly what he is: he is Finn Bálor. Wyatt says the question remains: at No Mercy, will he run like a scared little rabbit? Wyatt tells him to run.

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Alexa Bliss and Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax and Emma

If Nia Jax and Emma win, they’ll be added to the RAW Women’s Championship match at No Mercy. If Alexa Bliss and Sasha Banks win, the match will remain a singles match.

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We join the match in progress to see Jax slam Banks off her back. Banks comes back with some chops before trying for an arm drag, but Jax doesn’t go down. Jax then body slams her. Emma tags herself in and picks up a one count. Emma puts Banks in the corner and punches her down. Emma then stomps away at her for a two count. Emma hits a low dropkick for a two count. Banks elbows her back, but Emma kicks her and whips her to the corner. Banks rolls her up for a one count. Emma takes her down and gets a jackknife pin for a two count. They continue to trade pins before Emma clotheslines her down for a two count. Emma applies a full nelson, but Banks fights up. Emma clubs her down before trying for a suplex, but Banks blocks it. Banks then executes a suplex. Alexa Bliss tags in, and she clubs Emma before stomping away at her in the corner. Bliss forearms her before eating a boot. Bliss pulls Emma down by the hair before punching away at her. Banks tags in, and she stomps Emma down in the corner. Banks hits a snapmare before catching her with a running double knee for a two count. Banks applies a surfboard stretch and keeps Emma away from Jax. Bliss tags in, and they hit Emma with a double-team suplex for a two count. Bliss stands on the hair and pulls up on her. Bliss chokes her on the middle rope before taunting Jax. Bliss stomps her in the corner before applying a chin lock. Emma fights up, but Bliss slams her down. Bliss stands on the top rope, but Emma moves. Bliss gets down and grabs her, but Emma hits a jawbreaker.

Jax tags in the match, so Bliss slaps her. Jax wipes her out with a short-arm clothesline before avalanching her in the corner. Jax throws her across the ring before dropping a pair of elbows. Bliss forearms her back before trying for a DDT, but Jax squashes her with a Samoan Drop. Banks breaks up the pin. Bliss kicks Jax back and sidesteps an avalanche. Banks tags in and snaps Jax off the top rope. Banks comes off the top rope with a cross-body block, but Jax catches her. Banks goes for a sunset flip and moves when Jax tries to counter with a cannonball. Banks tries for a Bank Statement, but Jax avalanches her. Emma blind tags in while Jax drops a leg on Banks. Emma covers Banks for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: Nia Jax and Emma

At No Mercy, the RAW Women’s Championship will now be a Fatal 4-Way. Alexa Bliss will defend against Sasha Banks, Nia Jax, and Emma. Jax grabs Emma and gives her a Samoan Drop after the match.

Renee Young is backstage with Braun Strowman, who gets a big reaction. She asks what he’s thinking about his first Steel Cage Match. Strowman wonders what Kurt Angle is thinking. He’s supposed to be facing Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship in a few weeks, but tonight he’s in a Steel Cage Match with Big Show. Strowman will destroy him and slam him for the win. This might affect his title opportunity at No Mercy, but he’s not complaining. Strowman doesn’t see Angle putting Brock Lesnar in a Steel Cage before No Mercy. Tonight, he’s sending a message to Kurt Angle, Big Show, and Brock Lesnar. No matter where the monster among men goes, destruction follows.

Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins will be in action against Gallows and Anderson, next. They walk past Elias backstage.

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