Thanks to rajah.com reader Rem Martinez for sending in these results:
Hey guys, I just got back from the Raw Brand Live Event at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. The arena was nowhere near full (I was able to get seats 5 rows away from the floor seats level for $20 the day of the show). Sarah Schreiber is the host and ring announcer for the evening. The crowd was hot, so let’s get to the action. Enjoy this edition of The Champ’s Report.
Samoa Joe (c) vs Cesaro vs Ricochet in a Triple Threat Match for the United States Championship
Cesaro and Ricochet got nice reactions, but Joe got the big hometown pop. Huntington Beach is about a 30 minute drive from Anaheim. This match started out as a 2 on 1 with Joe and Cesaro double teaming Ricochet. Cesaro had Ricochet in the Cesaro Swing for a good 30-40 seconds. Ricochet eventually makes a comeback and Joe is disposed of on the outside. Ricochet hits The Swiss Superman with a flying clothesline from off the top rope. He quickly follows up with a Standing Shooting Star Press. 1-2-Joe breaks up the count with a Senton Splash on Ricochet. Samoa Joe then follows with the Coquina Clutch and Ricochet submits almost immediately.
Winner: And Still United States Champion: Samoa Joe by Submission
We see Lacey Evans backstage on the screen and she claims she’ll enter the Stomping Grounds PPV as RAW Women’s Champion after she is victorious tonight.
Robert Roode vs Heath Slater
This was more about the comedy than the wrestling. Roode had no intention of taking the One Man Band seriously. Heath eventually made a come back and was able to stagger the Glorious one. Roode is up against the turnbuckles, Heath attempts a Stinger Splash and misses, Roode connects with the Glorious DDT 1-2-3.
Winner: Robert Roode
Roode isn’t happy and demands a mic. He’s upset that he did not receive real competition tonight. He issues an open challenge, which is answered by………Cedric Alexander.
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Robert Roode vs Cedric Alexander
This match barely lasted over a minute. Cedric connected with the Neuralyzer, followed up by the Lumbar Check for the 1-2-3.
Winner: Cedric Alexander
Cedric celebrated in the ring for maybe 10 seconds. Suddenly, the Viking Raiders music hits. They are making their way to the ring and Cedric is ready to defend himself. Ivar and Erik destroy Cedric and they are in a bad mood. They say that they came to the WWE to make a statement, not to make friends. They issue an open challenge of their own and it’s answered by……..The Lucha House Party
The Viking Raiders vs Lucha House Party (Lince Dorado & Gran Metalik w/Kalisto)
This match was actually pretty fun to watch. The Luchas were flying all over the place. The Viking Raiders were selling everything. The power of Ivar and Erik were too much to handle, however. Lince Dorado is put away with the Pop Up Powerslam finisher for the 1-2-3.
Winners: The Viking Raiders
Tamina vs Nikki Cross
Bless Nikki’s heart, she tried her damnedest to carry the lumbering Tamina to a half way decent match, but even she couldn’t perform a miracle here. I’m surprised Nikki didn’t wear herself out running and flying all over the place in a futile attempt to make Tamina look credible. Match ends when Nikki counters a suplex attempt into a Swinging Neckbreaker 1-2-3.
Winner: Nikki Cross
Thank you, Nikki.
We are joined by Sami Zayn (in street clothes). He cuts a promo about how much he hates Anaheim. He said “The only reason I would ever stop in Anaheim is if I’m driving from LA to San Diego and I needed to take a dump” He proceeds to squat in the ring to simulate taking a…well, you know. He eventually walks up the ramp after getting mad at the WWE Universe. However, he is stopped in his tracks by Braun Strowman. Braun chases Sami back into the ring. Sami is saved by the entrance music of Bobby Lashley.
Braun Strowman vs Bobby Lashley (w/Sami Zayn)
This a pretty good big man match. Lashley started to do push ups and challenged Braun to do some. Braun tried to one up Bobby and do a one arm push up. Braun botched it, but played it off like he did it successfully. Braun hits the Running Powerslam for the 1-2-3.
Winner: Braun Strowman
Sami Zayn tries to attack a tired Braun, but gets a Running Powerslam for his troubles. Braun stuck around for several minutes to sign autographs and take photos.
The Revival (c) vs Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows vs The Usos vs Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder in a Fatal Four Way Match for the RAW Tag Team Championship
Dash and Dawson started the match by hugging each other. This caused the other 3 teams to hug it out. Dash Wilder attacked Zack and yelled “Only The Revival can hug!” This match was okay, but nothing special. Match ends when Jimmy Uso dives to the outside and takes out Anderson, Gallows, Wilder, Ryder and Hawkins. Jey is fired up in the ring. Scott Dawson sneaks back in the ring and rolls up Jey Uso with a hand full of tights (pants in this case) for the 1-2-3.
Winners: And Still RAW Tag Team Champions: The Revival
The Usos are in complete shock.
Becky Lynch (c) vs Natalya vs Lacey Evans in a Triple Threat Match for the RAW Women’s Championship
Becky one belt got a massive pop from the crowd. This was a fun match and I’m really impressed with the huge progress Lacey Evans has made. I thought she was brought up to the Main Roster too soon, but I no longer feel that way. She hung in there with her two veteran opponents and looked right at home. I’m looking forward to her match with Becky at Stomping Grounds. Becky made Nattie tap to the Disarm-Her.
Winner: And Still RAW Women’s Champion: Becky Lynch by Submission
Seth Rollins (c) vs Baron Corbin for the Universal Championship
Baron made Sarah do his long intro “Anaheim’s Favorite Son” Etc. Seth was really over with the crowd. The match was fine, but nothing we haven’t seen before. Baron mostly played to the crowd and he never really looked like he was going to win the belt at any point. The Universal Champion recovered from a Deep Six and connected with a Superkick and Stomp to put away the former interim RAW General Manager 1-2-3.
Winner: And Still Universal Champion: Seth Rollins
Lacey Evans (She’s getting good at working the crowd)