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WWE Raw Live Show Results
September 24, 2016
The show naturally started with a chant for C.M. Punk.
(1) Bayley & Sasha Banks & Alicia Fox beat Women’s champion Charlotte & Nia Jax & Dana Brooke in a six-woman tag with Emma as special referee. Banks submitted Brooke to the Bank Statement.
(2) Braun Strowman squashed Sin Cara.
(3) Golden Truth (Goldust & R-Truth) & Darren Young beat Titus O’Neil & Curtis Axel & Bo Dallas in a six-man tag match.
(4) Cesaro submitted Sheamus to the Sharpshooter in a non-series match. For the second straight night, Cesaro used the 619, which he previously did on select house shows.
Chris Jericho came out with a clipboard to run down Chicago and put everyone on the List of Jericho. Neville interrupted to set up the next match…
(5) Chris Jericho beat Neville with the Codebreaker countering a springboard move.
This led to Brock Lesnar (with Paul Heyman) against Randy Orton before the intermission. And, the match was turned into a No DQ match.
(6) Brock Lesnar (w/Heyman) beat Randy Orton in a No DQ match. Orton ran through the crowd to hit an RKO and multiple chair shots to start the match, but Lesnar came back with Suplex City and an F5 for the win. Overall, the crowd was hot for the PPV-level match at a house show, but it was a quick match.
(7) Mark Henry squashed a Shining Star.
(8) WWE tag champions New Day (Xavier Woods & Kofi Kingston w/Big E.) beat The Club (Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows) and Enzo Amore & Big Cass in a three-team match to retain the Raw Tag Titles. Xavier pinned Anderson.
(9) Roman Reigns beat U.S. champion Rusev (w/Lana via DQ); Rusev retained the U.S. Title. Lana was booted from ringside before Rusev got himself DQ’ed. Reigns got in a post-match spear after being booed by the Chicago crowd.
(10) Universal champion Kevin Owens beat Seth Rollins and Sami Zayn in a three-way match to retain the Universal Title. The faces got in their finishers and Zayn did a customary post-match speech to send the crowd home happy.
Also of note, WWE announced back-to-back Raw and Smackdown TVs on December 26 and 27 in Chicago.