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WWE Raw Live Show Results
September 17, 2016
Evansville, Ind. at the Ford Center
Report by VIP member Mark
Attendance was 3,000-4,000. The lower bowl was about 75 percent full, but many seats were available on the floor. The venue holds about 10,000 and the whole upper section was curtained off.
Byron Saxton was MC and ring announcer.
(1) Sasha Banks & Bailey & Alicia Fox beat Raw Women’s champion Charlotte & Nia Jax & Dana Brooke in a six-woman tag match when Banks submitted Brooke (10:00).
(2) Darren Young (w/Bob Backlund) defeated Titus O’Neil (5:00).
(3) Braun Strowman (“The Sausage King of Chicago”) beat Sin Cara in a quick squash.
(4) Goldust & R-Truth beat Bo Dallas & Curtis Axel – it’s a joy to watch Goldust work (12:00).
(5) Roman Reigns beat U.S. champion Rusev (w/Lana) via DQ when Rusev hit Reigns with the ring bell (20:00). Biggest pop for Reigns. The babyface looks dumb, though, when he is going for his finisher and the heel manager gets up on the ring apron and he doesn’t ignore her.
(6) WWE Raw tag champions New Day (Kofi Kingston & Big E. w/Xavier Woods) beat Primo & Epico and Enzo Amore & Big Cass in a three-team match to retain the Raw Tag Titles (20:00).
(7) Cesaro beat Karl Anderson (w/Doc Gallows). Anderson is a great old-school heel.
(8) WWE Universal champion Kevin Owens beat Sami Zayn and Seth Rollins to retain the Universal Title. Owens won with a pop-up powerbomb on Zayn after 20 minutes.