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Monday Night Raw Results (8/29/16) - Kevin Owens Crowned New WWE Universal Champion

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WWE Raw Results (8/29/16)
Monday, August 29th, 2016
From Toyota Center in Houston, TX
Report by Zack Krasney of

Hello everyone and welcome back to Monday Night Raw here on Wrestling News World. I'm Zack Krasney and I'm your host with the most as always! I'd like to thank my Smackdown bro Brendan for covering for my last week. Boy are we in for a big night! We have a Fatal Four Way for the Universal Championship after, sadly, Finn Balor had to vacate due to injury. Hoping you a speedy recovery Finn!

Question of the Week: Who do you WANT to win the Universal Championship tonight?

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Monday Night Raw

The show opens with a memorial screen for Mr. Fuji. May he rest in peace.

The show opens with all 4 contenders for the Universal Championship in the ring with Corey Graves.

Corey- I'm joined by the four men who will compete for the Universal Championship. Each superstar will recieve a chance to--

Seth- Thank you Corey! You left out the real reason we're here....ME! hahaha! If it wasn't for what I did to Finn Balor he wouldn't have had to relinquish the Universal Championship. I don't have to toot my own horn, the Universe knows I'm the favorite to win. I was the first draft pick, I am the man. I'm feeling pretty good, in fact I'd like to donate my time to another wrestler who needs it more. I go with...Kevin Owens.

Owens- Really? You're gonna do that for me? That's incredibly generous. First, Corey let me tell you what a big fan of your show I am on the WWE Network. It's such an honor to be in a match with fellow competitors such as these. Boy is it exciting!

Corey- I was hoping to get your thoughts on the match.

Owens- Oh do you want my thoughts? You don't want us to be nice to each other. I thought you wanted us to be nice to each other. That's why you organized this to look like group therapy. Hi I'm Kevin and I wanna be the Universal Champion! That's not what you want? You want me to be serious? It's quite simple, with Sami Zayn out of the picture I can focus on what matters, the WWE Universal Title. I am a prizefighter, I'm my best when the stakes are high and tonight they don't get higher. Seth you talk big but I deliver big. Roman fight hard, I fight smart. And Big Cass, well you're just really tall. Do you think that really counts for something? I thought you had a string on your back like a puppet and that idiot Enzo pulls it when you need to say how you doin?

Cass- That's funny Kevin, did you write that or did Jericho do that for you too? I know where I stand. I'm new around here, I've never won a championship. That means I have nothing to lose. Nobody is expecting me to win.

Seth- I actually heard Enzo took out a bet against you.

Cass- I may be new, but I'm no underdog. In fact, I'm the biggest dog. And Seth despite what you've been telling people, size does matter.

Seth- Shut up! Everyone shut up! I'm taking my time back. I'm glad this title match is under elimination match rules so I can make you eat those words. Owens I'm sending you back to your little buddy Jericho. Roman, only three things are guaranteed in life. Death, taxes and Seth Rollins beats Roman Reigns. You know what, Corey why don't you ask how he's going to change up his game plan to finally beat Seth Rollins.

Corey- Roman?

Roman stands up for a moment then sucker punches Kevin Owens. Cass takes out Seth and then Cass and Roman stare down. Rollins attacks Roman from behind and he goes into Cass. Roman then turns around and hits a Superman Punch on Rollins. KO slipped out early.

Chris Jericho vs. Neville

Jericho shoves Neville and Neville counters with a right hand. Neville with a running forearm and catches Jericho's dropkick and launches him over the top rope! Jericho runs away before Neville can go flying. Jericho talks crap to the crowd and Neville comes out and hits a kick to the guy of Chris and rolls him back in. Neville to the top rope and hits a huge crossbody! 2 count. Jericho grabs the ref and uses him to shield himself. Neville goes on the attack but Jericho uses the ref to hit a thumb to the eye of Neville as we head to commercial break.

We return and Jericho hits a springboard elbow on Neville after throwing him off the top rope. Jericho locks in a headlock. Neville fights out and hits a mule kick and a running kick to the head. Jericho is sent over the top rope but he lands on the apron. Jerich runs to the top rope but Neville kicks him mid-air and Neville hits a standing shooting star press! 2 count. Jericho runs out of the ring but Neville comes at him with a running kick to the face. Springboard Moonsault from the apron to Jericho on the outside! Jericho gets rolled in and Neville looks to go for the Red Arrow but Jericho gets out of the way before Neville can set up. Neville hits a flying knee and gets 2. Neville runs into a boot from Jericho but Neville counters the bulldog and goes for a german suplex but Jericho counters into Walls of Jericho but Neville counters that into a roll-up for 2. Neville goes for Red Arrow but Jericho rolls away and locks in the Lion Tamer. Neville taps out!

Winner: Chris Jericho

We see a clip of Bayley coming into the arena earlier. She hugs a random guy and then comes across New Day. New Day is hyped to see them. Dana Brooke walks up and says that Bayley doesn't belong here. New Day says she does and she looked pretty good in her first match where she beat Dana. Dana says she'll go get Gallows and Anderson if they don't watch it. New Day tells her to do it and meet them in the ring!

Nia Jax vs. Jobber

Nia immediately slams her to the mat. Nia goes for a splash but jobber moves which only makes Nia angry. Nia knocks her down and drops an elbow. Nia slams her into the corner and shoulders her guts. Nia grabs the girl by her hair and throws her across the ring. Nia hits her finisher for the win.

Winner: Nia Jax

Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson cut a backstage video saying they used to be doctors but now they are in the retirement business. Last week they helped the Dudley Boys get in the retirement game, but there is another team who should prepare for retirement...New Day. Luckily they have a nurse to help, Dana Brooke.

Sami Zayn vs. Jinder Mahal

They lock up and Sami hits a big kick to Jinder. His ankle is still taped up from last week. Chops from Zayn. Jinder gets out of the ring and tries pulls Sami out but can't. Jinder hits a high elbow to knock Zayn down. Jinder slams down Zayn and locks in a headlock. Sami fights out and hits a huge clothesline, but his ankle is bothering him. Exploder Suplex from Sami into the corner. Sami hits the Helluva Kick!

Winner: Sami Zayn


Bayley comes out and joins them and New Day gives her a unicorn horn. She loves it! They feed her Booty-O's. It's amazing.

Bayley and New Day vs. Dana Brooke and Anderson & Gallows

Dana goes after Bayley but Bayley shuts her down. Dana knocks Bayley down and tries to slam Bayley's head into the turnbuckle but it just fires her up. Bayley slams Dana into the corner. Dana makes a tag to Anderson but Big E runs in and hits a big slam. Tag to Kofi who lands some shots and tags Big E again who hits a huge tackle. Anderson runs into a Belly to Belly from Big E. Dana distracts the ref and Gallows hits a cheap shot on Big E. Tag to Gallows who hammers away at the body of Big E. Gallows misses an elbow drop. Tag to Kofi and Anderson. Kofi knocks down Anderson with chops and a dropkick. Boom drop! Kofi misses Trouble in Paradise but recovers with a kick to the midsection. Unicorn stampede! Tag to Bayley who joins in the stampede! Dana runs in and eats a dropkick! New Day and Bayley dance in the ring as we head to break.

We return and Kofi comes off the top but gets caught in a spinebuster from Anderson! Right hands from Anderson and a tag to Gallows. Gallows puts Kofi upside down in the corner and hits a dropkick to the ribs of Kofi. Back drop by Gallows and a headlock. Kofi fights out but runs right into an elbow. Anderson tags in and misses with an elbow. Gallows runs in but gets sent out by Kofi. Kofi tries for the tag but Gallows pulled Big E off the apron! Kofi with a double stomp to Anderson! Bayley is fired up and gets the tag! She takes down Dana. Bayley with the splash and suplex! Flying elbow from Bayley and a pin but Gallows pulls her out! Kofi launches himself and takes out Gallows! Bayley to Belly on Dana for the win!

Winners: New Day and Bayley

Backstage Cesaro is interviewed about Sheamus. He says he doesn't like Sheamus, no one likes Sheamus. He is a bully who likes to throw his weight around. Well tonight Cesaro is going to throw Sheamus' weight around for him!

Sheamus vs. Cesaro Best of 7 Series Match

Cesaro goes for a quick roll-up but only gets 1. Cesaro tries a takedown and gets it but Sheamus fights away. Sheamus with a headlock takedown. Sheamus tries another but Cesaro powers out but then eats a shoulder tackle from Sheamus. Takedown by Cesaro and a double stomp. Sheamus with a shoulder to the gut of Cesaro and a guillotine. Sheamus knocked away and lands weird on his elbow. Cesaro comes out and hits uppercuts. Sheamus gets on his knees and tells Cesaro to stop because of his elbow. The ref comes over to look at it but Cesaro keeps attacking the elbow. Sheamus fights back with a right hand but eats a dropkick. Cesaro clotheslines Sheamus over the top rope. When Sheamus runs back onto the apron Cesaro hits a big boot to knock Sheamus off the side. We head to commercial.

We return and Sheamus has Cesaro in a headlock. Cesaro fights out only to land in the Irish Curse backbreaker. Sheamus stomps the guts of Cesaro and goes for the Cloverleaf, but Cesaro fights out with pure power in his legs. Roll up for 2! Sheamus misses the Brogue Kick and Cesaro connects with the springboard corkscrew uppercut! Cesaro signals the swing but Sheamus is able to get to the bottom rope. Cesaro uses that to pull Sheamus into the air and plant him down. Cesaro goes to the top rope and hits a crossbody but Sheamus rolls through! 2 count! Uppercut in the corner for Cesaro but Sheamus hits an elbow and goes for a pin with his feet on the rope! The ref catches it at 2. Cesaro with 10 uppercuts in the corner and then an uppercut train! Sheamus placed on the top rope and Cesaro hits a dropkick to knock him off! Sheamus hits the floor below. Cesaro runs at Sheamus but gets flipped over Sheamus into the steel post! Brutal! Sheamus rolls Cesaro in and locks in the Cloverleaf and Cesaro taps fast!

Winner: Sheamus (Sheamus 2- Cesaro 0)

We get a video package for Mr. Fuji. May he rest in peace. Very well done video package.

Braun Strowman vs. Americo (jobber)

Strowman goes on the attack and hits massive knees to the gut and then pick him up. Strowman slams Americo into the turnbuckles while holding him up on his shoulders. Strowman literally throws Americo across the ring. Strowman throws Americo in the air and slams him back down for the win.

Winner: Braun Strowman

After the match Braun rips off the mask of Americo.

In-Ring Segment

Stephanie McMahon comes out to the ring

Steph- Welcome to this historic edition of Monday Night Raw where we are moments away from crowning a new Universal Champion, but first we need to address the actions of Brock Lesnar 8 days ago. Brock Lesnar crossed the lines when he put his hands on an official and put his hands on my brother. Some of you think I welcomed this because my brother and I are in competition but nothing could be further--

Paul- Ladies and Gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman and Madam McMahon if you could indulge me--

Steph- No Paul I'm not out here for you, you can get in this ring and apologize.

Paul- If I may, Madam McMahon--

Steph- Don't call me Madam.

Paul- I didn't want to be so presumptive as to call you Stephanie. When my client defeated Randy Orton at SummerSlam, it was a victory for Monday Night Raw, your brand. Raw won SummerSlam thanks to Brock Lesnar, but I get it. When Brock Lesnar put his hands on an official and your brother, he crossed a line. There is no excuse. I begged him to stop, which is why I'm here tonight to pay my client's fine of $500. *Paul takes out a huge stake of $1 dollar bills and begins to count*

Steph- You said it yourself, Brock provides something to Raw. What do you provide Paul? You think about that the next time you look your kids in the eye Paul and can't provide because you antagonised Stephanie McMahon by paying in single dollar bills. There is a storm coming Paul and it is coming your ugly way.

Paul- And so the angel came down from the heavens and warned the advocate he will not provide the storm. No, my client Brock Lesnar IS the storm. There is an apology and it's 8 days too late. It goes straight to Stephanie McMahon. You think I don't know the position Brock put you in? We put you in a position with the Board of Directors, a board you must answer to. I understand the position we put you in with your father, the Chairman. Who you have to demonstrate to that you can control your roster to. I am staring at the air to the McMahon family legacy. We put you in a position where the WWE Universe questions you. Stephanie all I can say is, I ask you, I beg you to accept this as a fine paid and a lesson learned. An apology sincerely delivered.

Steph- Apology accepted.

*Steph walks out and Heyman is left grinning*

Titus O'Neil vs. Darren Young w/ Bob Backlund

Darren goes right after Titus who rolls out of the ring. Titus misses a clothesline and chops from Darren. Darren with a running forearm and a swinging neckbreaker. Darren puts Titus in the corner but Titus reverses it and sends Darren into the corner so hard it flips him over the ropes and crashing to the mat below. Titus goes out and smacks Darren on the back hard. Titus rolls him in and hits a powerslam. Titus locks in a headlock, Darren tries to fight out but gets smacked across the chest. Titus hits a pump handle slam. Titus with another submission on Darren's head. Titus lets go and Darren rolls Titus up! 1-2-3! Titus is furious and charges at Darren but Darren sends him through the ropes. Darren celebrates with Backlund but Titus gets back in the ring and and attacks both Darren and Bob. Titus hits Clash of the Titus on Darren.

Winner: Darren Young


Steph and Mick are talking and they decided to preserve the integrity of the match all friends and partners will be banned from ringside in the Universal Championship match.

Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins vs. Big Cass for the Universal Championship Elimination Style Rules

Enzo- My name is Enzo Amore, and I am a certified G, and a bonafide stud. ... And this right here, this is Big Cass, and he's 7 foot tall, and you can't teach that! Bada Boom realest guys in the room! How you doin!

Cass- Tonight I shock the world and become the WWE Universal Champion! I show that there is only one word to describe you three! And I'm gonna spell it out for ya! S-A-W-F-T!

Bell rings and Kevin Owens rolls out immediately and goes and stands by Steph and Mick. Cass clotheslines Seth out of the ring and then stares down Roman. Owens and Rollins attack both from behind. Owens after Reigns and Seth after Cass. Cass puts Rollins in the corner and smacks his chest. Roman puts KO in the corner and hits an uppercut. KO rolls out. Cass and Rollins are on the outside and now Roman and KO are too. Rollins rolls Cass in and puts him in the corner and hammers away. KO and Roman fight on the outside. Cass reverses a suplex and hits one of his own. 1 count for Cass on Rollins. Cass hammers the guys of Seth. Roman rolls KO in the ring and stomps away at him. Rollins whipped into the corner and put on the top turnbuckle and then knocked off of it to the floor. Cass and Roman stare down again and exchange blows. Reigns with a leaping clothesline to take down Cass. Roman goes for the Superman Punch but gets caught. Roman stunned and Cass hits a HUGE running big boot that sends both men over the top rope! Seth capitalizes with a suicide dive! KO goes and picks up Cass but Roman comes flying over the rope, too! We head to break.

We return and still no eliminations. Owens goes after Big Cass on the outside. Owens drops an elbow from the apron to the floor. Seth attacks KO from behind and rolls Cass in. 2 count for Rollins. Rollins locks in a headlock on Cass. KO runs in with a right hand to Rollins. KO takes down Cass and knocks Roman off the side, then hits a running senton on Cass. 2 count for KO. Cass starts to fight back but Owens hits a big kick to the inside of the knee of Cass. Owens sets up the cannonball but gets pulled out by Rollins and driven into the barricade. Seth gets in the ring and sends Cass face first into the second turnbuckle. Rollins with a running forearm to Cass. Rollins runs at Cass but runs into a clothesline from Roman. KO in but he eats a clothesline too. Roman turns around and eats a Big Boot from Cass! Cass taking down KO and Rollins. He puts both in the corner and hits a big splash on both then one for each individually. Cass sends Owens to the outside and hits a powerslam on Rollins and hits the Empire Elbow! Cass picks up Rollins but Roman hits a Superman Punch! Rollins sends Roman into the steel post and hits a kick to the head of Cass. KO hits the frog splash on Cass and gets the pinfall!

Big Cass has been eliminated

We return from break and Owens is trying for the superplex. Roman runs up and it becomes a Powerbomb/Superplex. Roman tries to pin KO and gets 2. Roman goes for Seth, 2! Roman eyes Rollins with fury. Corner Clotheslines for Roman to Seth. Rollins ducks a clothesline and then eats a boot from Roman. Roman signals the Superman Punch but misses and Seth sends Roman to the outside. Seth goes for the suicide dive but Roman spots it and counters with a right hand. Rollins gets in and plants Roman but only gets 2! Seth goes for the Pedigree but gets flipped over the top rope. Rollins goes for the springboard knee and Roman countered midair with a Superman Punch! 1-2-NO Rollins kicks out! Roman can't believe it! Roman sets up the spear but runs into a knee and Pele kick. Owens runs in and hits a superkick on Rollins! Cannonball on both guys! Owens turns around into a Superman Punch! 1-2-KO kicks out! Reigns goes for the spear and KO counters into the Pop Up but Reigns counters into a Superman Punch! KO rolls out and Rollins goes for a rollup but Reigns picks up him and powerbombs him down! 2 count! Reigns hits the drive by on Rollins and Seth falls out of the ring. Roman keeps going and hits a Superman Punch on Owens. He goes back and hits a spear on Rollins! Triple H comes out of nowhere and hits a Pedigree on Roman Reigns! He rolls Roman in and then wakes up Seth and rolls him in! 1-2-3

Roman Reigns has been eliminated!

Triple H gets Owens and rolls him in even though he's out cold. Seth smiles and Triple H picks up Owens and then turns around and hits a pedigree on Rollins!!! Owens is shocked but dives for the pin! 1-2-3!!


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