WWE Raw Recap, Grades & Opinion: September 9, 2019


WWE Raw Recap: September 9, 2019

A.K.A. The One Where Raw Returned To The Garden


  • Cedric Alexander def. A.J. Styles by disqualification
  • Charlotte & Becky Lynch def. Bayley & Sasha Banks
  • Rey Mysterio def. Gran Metalik
  • Baron Corbin def. Ricochet & Samoa Joe to advance to the King of the Ring Finals
  • Natalya def. Lacey Evans
  • Cedric Alexander, Seth Rollins, Braun Strowman, & Viking Warriors def. The O.C., Dolph Ziggler & Bobby Roode

Match of the Night: Charlotte & Becky Lynch def. Bayley & Sasha Banks

The Four Horsewomen are pretty good at the whole “wrestling” thing. Boss & Hug Connection were looking to assert their fresh heel dominance over the uneasy alliance of Lynch and Charlotte. All four women looked crisp in this match, which arguably should have been the main event. The Banks-Lynch feud is much hotter at this point than the Universal Championship picture. While the ending was a bit of a head-scratcher (more on that below) the action was great.

Three Thoughts:

Austin’s Still Got It

We knew that already, right? Stone Cold did a heck of a job at opening Raw this week and pumping up the MSG crowd. His face-off with the O.C. did overshadow the Rollins-Strowman segment a little. With this as the go-home show for Clash of Champions, it’s not a great look that the champion and challenger were second fiddle here. Still, we got to see Stone Cold Stunner Styles. What a sight to see.

After the main event, Austin came out for a toast with the babyface winners. He still has the ability to make any segment that much better.

Beaten Already?

It’s been all of one week that we’ve had heel Bayley. In her first tag action since aligning with Banks on the heel side, Bayley lost. Not only did she lose, she was pinned pretty cleanly by  Charlotte. Bayley seems to be receiving a renewed push with her new heel attitude and siding with Banks. Having her lose so early after her attitude change takes the wind out of her sails. WWE should book Bayley to be strong on SmackDown Live this week to balance it all out.

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That 11:19 clock? Could be in reference to…

Having The Fiend be the one to retire the Undertaker? Maybe in November (11) 20(19)? What a great way to do it.

Grade: B-

This go-home show didn’t really feel “go-home” enough. It had some good moments and solid wrestling. The King of the Ring semi-final, Mysterio-Metalik, and the women’s tag were all good matches. It just didn’t feel like it made Clash of Champions “must-see”. Austin’s segments really brought the grade up, as he did make the Universal Championship stuff feel more big league.

Also a really cool segment: Roman Reigns introduced some Connor’s Cure Superstars. You have to love the way WWE Superstars use their platform and celebrity to make children’s days.

One More Thing:

It’s not Raw, but it was on Main Event and was referenced by WWE broadcasters: Enes Kanter, Boston Celtics’ Center, won the 24/7 Championship and lost it back to R-Truth during Main Event. Check the whole thing out here:

– Evan Gomes is the Managing Editor of Pro Wrestling for Full Press Coverage. Like and follow on and Facebook.


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