Monday Night Raw TV Report for October 10th, 2016 – “Hell Has Fury”
Introduction Segment: Video Promo, Welcoming, and Arena Promo
Raw’s opener plays and the pyro goes off in the arena of Oakland, California; Michael Cole greets us.
The NEW Women’s Champion – Sasha Banks – is saluted by Raw’s ring announcer. She walks out to a loud ovation and “you deserve it chants” when she gets in the ring. She gives homage to the late-great Eddie Guerrero, whose birthday was on October 9th. Banks wants to inspire little girls everywhere, as she was once one that had a dream that became true.
Sasha states that the Women’s Revolution is still continuing, and she wants to upgrade it. She knows Charlotte has a rematch with her for the Women’s Championship at Hell In A Cell on October 30th, so she wants to wrestle Charlotte INSIDE the Hell In The Cell!
Charlotte walks out but before she can give her response, Rusev and Lana interrupt. Rusev is in no mood to discuss the Women’s Revolution, but says he is the main-event whenever he’s in the ring. Charlotte rips the mike from The Bulgarian Brute and claims HER championship is around Sasha’s stomach. She agrees to the Hell In A Cell challenge, but Lana gets involved. She is shoved into Rusev and then Sasha and Charlotte double-dropkick Rusev out of the ring!
Charlotte and Sash now square off, but Rusev climbs back into the ring. United States Champion Roman Reigns marches down for the save; he stares down Rusev and glares him away!
Later tonight, Paul Heyman is back to talk about Goldberg’s comments from last week’s Sports Center interview. Also, Seth Rollins will wrestle Chris Jericho!
Match #1: Single – Tag-Team Champion/New Day member Kofi Kingston (with Tag-Team Champions/New Day members Big E. and Xavier Woods) VS. Cesaro (with Sheamus)
Before this gets started, New Day talk about Oakland and how they will retain their WWE Raw Tag-Team Titles against Sheamus and Cesaro at Hell In A Cell.
They lockup and Kofi goes behind. Cesaro turns around into a wristlock, and Kofi flips out of it but is wrapped in a standing side-headlock. Cesaro gives Kofi a shoulder-block (thanks, Cole!), and then tosses Kingston to the floor. The Tag-Team Champion gets back in the ring and gives Cesaro a headscissors, sending Cesaro to the outside!
We come back with Cesaro landing an elbow from the top rope (thanks again, Cole!) for a near-fall! He runs at Kofi in the corner but is elbowed out and Kofi follows with a diving crossbody! 1 – 2 – Cesaro gets his shoulder up. Kingston gears up for his Trouble In Paradise finisher, but Cesaro counters with a couple of uppercuts. “The Swiss Superman” starts his turnbuckle-uppercuts and then hits a big boot to Kofi’s face!
Kofi goes for a springboard move from the top rope, but slips and appears to have hurt is leg. On the outside, Sheamus takes Francesca – Xavier’s trombone – and Cesaro’s attention is turned, giving Kingston the chance to roll him up in a small-package for the victory!
Winner via Pinfall: Tag-Team Champion/New Day member Kofi Kingston (with Tag-Team Champion/New Day members Big E. and Xavier Woods)
(Note: most of this match, Sheamus was on his phone.)
Cole announces that General Manager Mick Foley has made a mixed tag team match for later tonight, with United States Champion Roman Reigns and Women’s Champion Sasha Banks facing Charlotte and Rusev!
Segment #2: Video Promo
A recap of Goldberg’s “challenge” to Brock Lesnar from last week’s SportsCenter interview airs.
Match #2: Single – Cami Fields VS. Bayley
An elbow/collar tie-up begins and then Bayley waistlocks her. She throws her into the ropes and puts her to the canvas with a hip-toss, and then follows with a running-dropkick. Bayley is whipped into the corner, but counters with an elbow and a diving-twisting-armdrag. Bayley misses a couple of moves, but quickly finishes Cami with her Bayley-To-Belly suplex!
Winner via Pinfall:
Post-match, as Bayley is celebrating on the stage, Dana Brooke axe-handles her and stands over.
Up next, General Manager Mick Foley will talk about Hell In A Cell!
Segment #3: Backstage Promo
Chris Jericho is on his phone when R-Truth walks up and listens in. He wants the person on the other line to get him is “payday.” Truth thinks this means the candy bar, but Jericho reasserts he meant money. Truth apologizes and walks away, but Chris still wanted that “Payday” too!
Match #3: Tag-Team – Drew Gulak and Tony Nese VS. Lince Dorado and Sin Cara
Lince and Drew start, hopping over and around each other. Dorado gives Gulak a hurricanrana, and then Dew tags in Tony. He is taken down with a double-team launching-senton-flip, but both Drew and Tony take over.
Nese slugs away on Lince but is hit down along with Gulak. Cara gets the hot-tag and flies around on Drew. He dives through the ropes onto Tony, and then Dorado soars off the top turnbuckle with a Shooting Star Press onto Gulak for the 1 – 2 – 3!
Winners via Pinfall: Lince Dorado and Sin Cara
Segment #4: Backstage Promo
GM Foley and Commissioner Stephanie McMahon are walking through the hallways. Mick is dressed up to talk about Hell In A Cell, and Stephanie wants to join him.
Segment #5: Video Promo
Clips of Angelica Frey, who is a breast cancer survivor, are shown.
Segment #6: Arena Promo
Gm Foley and Commissioner McMahon are in the ring. they put over Smackdown Live’s No Mercy Pay-Per-View, but promote Raw’s Hell In A Cell one. Foley confirms that Sasha and Charlotte will wrestle INSIDE Hell In The Cell, and that Roman Reigns will take on Rusev in one too. They then talk about the Universal Championship picture. Seth Rollins VS. Kevin Owens for the title at Hell In A Cell is confirmed, but Stephanie and Mick make them wrestle in the Cell as well, so there will be THREE Hell In The Cell matches at that Pay-Per-View.
The Universal Champion – Kevin Owens – saunters out with Chris Jericho. He protests being put in a Hell In The Cell because he doesn’t want to have his career shortened like Mick’s was after 1998. Jericho also protests and adds Mick to “The List” – again! Stephanie one-ups, and adds a stipulation to tonight’s main-event of Jericho VS. Rollins. If Chris defeats Seth, then he will be added to Rollins/Owens for the Universal Championship at Hell In A Cell!
Segment #7: Backstage Promo
Raw interviewer Charley is with Seth Rollins. She asks him about the stipulation of Jericho and him in tonight’s main-event. Seth says that he will work through McMahon’s idea, puts himself over, and tries to verbally drive a wedge between Jericho and Owens.
Match #4: Tag-Team – Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel VS. Enzo Amore and Big Cass
Prior to the bout, Enzo starts to cut their usual promo, but he and Cass are suddenly assaulted by Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson! The Club lay out Big and Amore with their two double-team moves.
Winners: None due to No Official Start
Match #5: Tag-Team – Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel VS. Sami Zayn and Neville
Bo and Curtis still want to wrestle, so they have demanded opponents, hence Neville and Zayn. The former Social Outcasts are aggressive early, but Axel takes the fall after a Helluva Kick and Red Arrow Splash combination!
Winners via Pinfall: Sami Zayn and Neville
Segment #8: Backstage Promo
Charlotte is warming up when Lana joins her. They bicker about their standing with Rusev, and then Lana warns “there will be severe consequences” if Charlotte interferes with Rusev.
Match #6: Single – Titus O’Neil VS. Golden Truth member R-Truth (with Golden Truth member Goldust)
Truth sweeps up and mount-punches Titus right away. O’Neil attempts a comeback but Truth quickly rolls him up to take this!
Segment #9: Locker Room Promo
Brian Kendrick is sitting and contemplating when Cruiserweight Champion T.J. Perkins walks in. Perkins doesn’t understand why Kendrick hit back on him and took the “dirty” route. T.J. recounts their history together, and insinuates that Brian is better than that. He offers his hand again, but Kendrick goes for a punch instead. T.J. sees it coming and punches back, and then walks away.
Match #7: Two-On-One – The Splash Brothers (Clay and ) VS. Braun Strowman
Strowman dominates both and wins easily!
Winner via Pinfall: Braun Strowman
Post-match, Braun threatens GM Foley to get him “real competition” for next week.
Segment #10: Backstage Promo
Women’s Champion Sasha Banks and United States Champion Roman Reigns discuss their tag-team match for later tonight.
Segment #11: Video Promo
A montage of the Royal Rumble’s history is shown, since January 2017 will be the 30th Royal Rumble, taking place from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas!
Match #8: Tag-Team – Rusev (with Lana) and Charlotte VS. Women’s Champion Sasha Banks and United States Champion Roman Reigns
Charlotte and Rusev play games, trading at first, and then Rusev is settled with Roman. As the two big men go back-and-forth, loud “we want Sasha” chants ring out from the fans. Reigns clotheslines a few times in the corner and then gives Rusev a big boot. He signals for the Superman Punch, but Charlotte holds his leg. Sasha runs and pushes Charlotte to the floor, and Roman throws Rusev to the outside as well.
Roman and Rusev are still going at it, with Reigns giving Rusev a few headbutts. Rusev counters with a dropkick for two, and then taunts Roman to tag in Banks. He hits Reigns in the back and then gives him a suplex. Rusev whips Roman into the corner, but the United States Champion fires back with a Superman Punch!
Rusev tags Charlotte and Sasha is forced to enter. Banks is all over Charlotte, but can’t take this after knees in the corner. Charlotte manages a roll-up but Banks reverses into her Banks Statement submission. Reigns Spears Rusev as Charlotte gives in!
Winners via Pinfall: Women’s Champion Charlotte and United States Champion Roman Reigns
Segment #11: Locker Room Promo
Tom Phillips talks to Universal Champion Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho. They make fun of Phillips when he doesn’t ask them properly about the Universal Championship situation. They confirm they will also back each other up if the time comes, and that if one of them is the champions, then they both are.
Segment #12: Arena Promo
Paul Heyman is in the ring. He addresses Goldberg’s interview from last week’s Sports Center, and in his usual oratory, more or less accepts Goldberg’s challenge to Brock Lesnar.
Segment #13: Video Promo
Still-pictures of Emma transferring into Emmalina are shown.
Match #9: Single – Cruiserweight Champion T.J. Perkins VS. Ariya Daivari (Non-Title)
(Note: Brian Kendrick is on commentary.)
They shake hands, begrudgingly by Daivari, and then T.J. is whipped into the ropes where he catches himself. Ariya hits a dropkick, but Perkins comes back with a springboard and then locks on his kneebar. Daivari manages to grab the bottom rope for a break and soon take over. He mount-punches the Cruiserweight Champion and then wears him down with a grounding rear-chinlock.
Perkins breaks out of it with a flip-kick, and reverses with an Irish Whip wheel-barrow bulldog! He almost gets this after a … and then goes to the top turnbuckle. Ariya punches, but T.J. pushes him off and follows with a sunset-flip try. Daivari reverses into a pin but Perkins kicks out! Ariya is soon rolled through into another kneebar and gives up!
Winner via Submission: Cruiserweight Champion T.J. Perkins
Post-match, Brian claps in approval from the announcer’s table by the stage.
Segment #14: Backstage Promo
Chris Jericho and Stephanie discuss Hell In A Cell.
Segment #15: Video Promo
Hall-of-Famer Tito Santana’s career is recalled, to commemorate Hispanic Month.
Match #10: Single – Chris Jericho VS. Seth Rollins
(Stipulation: If Jericho wins, he is added to the Rollins VS. Owens Hell In The Cell Match for the Universal Championship at Hell In A Cell)
Chris chucks his scarf at Seth, which infuriates “The Architect.” He becomes aggressive with punches and chops, and then a running-knee! He flips over Jericho with a neckbreaker from the second turnbuckle, but can’t hit him as he slung Jericho off of the ropes. Chris held onto the ropes and went to the outside, but Seth followed with a dive!
He puts Jericho into the barricade a couple of times and then jumps off of the apron with an axe-handle. As they are just back in the ring, Universal Champion Kevin Owens’ music plays and he walks out to watch from the aisle way. Jericho takes advantage of the distraction and then poses for the fans.
Chris is still governing, stomping away. He places Rollins across the top turnbuckle and kicks him in the gut hard. He puts Seth in an abdominal stretch and they continue to battle back-and-forth. Jericho tries a suplex from the top turnbuckle, but Rollins shoves him off. He follows a crossbody, but Chris counters with a dropkick!
Kevin averts Rollins’ attention, but is kicked away. Seth springboards but is caught into the Walls of Jericho! Rollins struggles, but is able to get to the ropes! He dives through the ropes a bit later onto Owens, and then springboards from the top rope onto Chris with a knee-to-the-head, slightly botched! He goes to the top turnbuckle and rockets with a frog splash, but Jericho moves! He follows with a Lionsault (springboard moonsault) but still can’t take this!
Chris jumps off the top turnbuckle but is kicked! Rollins sets up for The Pedigree, but Jericho backdrops and rolls into a Walls of Jericho. Seth reverses into a small-package for the victory!
Winner via Pinfall: Seth Rollins
Post-match, Kevin tries to attack Rollins but he is countered. Seth almost lands The Pedigree, but Jericho saves his buddy, and instead gets planted with The Pedigree. Seth and Kevin glare at each other to close the show!
End of Raw.