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WWE Raw Results: September 26 Winners, Ratings, Reactions & Highlights

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    Alexa Bliss, Bianca Belair and Asuka (Credit: WWE)

    Welcome to WWE Raw coverage and recap from Bleacher Report on September 26.

    Extreme Rules is less than two weeks away on October 8, but WWE is wasting no time putting together big matches for its weekly shows.

    Rey Mysterio and Seth Rollins have a complicated past that involves followers, daughters and lost eyes, so everyone was paying attention when they returned to the ring on Monday.

    Meanwhile, Matt Riddle came face to face with one of Dominik Mysterio’s allies, Damian Priest. We also saw Bianca Belair take on Iyo Sky, and AJ Styles also on “The Honorary Uce” Sami Zayn.

    Let’s take a look at what happened on Monday’s show.

Bianca Belair vs. your sky

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    Raw opened with Belair hanging out with Alexa Bliss and Asuka for a promo. She talked about facing Bayley at Extreme Rules and how Damage Control fights dirty. This led to Bayley challenging Belair to make their fight a ladder match.

    The EST and The Genius of the Sky found themselves in a singles fight. As soon as the bell rang, Belair chased Sky out of the ring with a dropkick to send us into a break.

    Upon our return, The Bloodline was shown getting out of an SUV backstage before returning to in-ring action. The Raw Women’s Champion kept the upper hand for most of the match, but Sky was able to get bursts of attack from time to time.

    This match had a few minor awkward moments, but for the most part it was a fun battle with plenty of physicality from both competitors. The crowd got into it more and more over time, and the women in the ring continued to up the ante to keep them invested.

    Belair managed to hit the KOD for a relatively clean win after knocking out Bayley and Dakota Kai with a slingshot.

    Winner: Bianca Belair

    To note: B


    Notable Moments and Observations

  • Bliss continuing to cling to the Lilly doll will fuel more rumors about her being with Bray Wyatt if and when he returns to WWE.
  • Looks like WWE is going to give every fight at Extreme Rules some sort of stipulation. If this happens, it will be the first time this has happened in years.
  • The way Belair can easily pick up and carry most opponents allows him to pull off some fun moves. For example, countering a scissor takedown to the head in a backbreaker was a cool spot.

Seth Rollins vs. Rey Mysterio

2 out of 6

    Rey gave a short behind-the-scenes interview that discusses his ongoing romance with Dominik before facing Rollins, who also did a quick promo on his Fight Pit match against Riddle at the upcoming PPV.

    The elder Mysterio took control just as the show went on hiatus, but The Visionary was in firm control when we returned. He might have already bled from getting his head banged against the steel steps, but he wasn’t letting that slow him down one bit.

    This is one of those combinations that is virtually guaranteed to produce great results. Both men are faster than most, but Rollins also has the power to make all of Rey’s high-flying moves even better.

    Dominik came down to the ring with a chair while Rollins had his father on the ground. He patted his former rival on the shoulder to show that he wasn’t there to rekindle their feud.

    After a thrilling performance by the two future Hall of Famers, Dom threw his chair in front of his father and knelt down. As Rey was distracted, Rhea Ripley attacked him from behind and rolled him into the ring so Rollins could win with a submission.

    This finish made sense, even if the interference has felt a little excessive lately.

    Winner: Seth Rollin

    To note: A-


    Notable Moments and Observations

  • Rollins is already madly done with the crowd. When he eventually goes babyface, he’ll get the biggest pops every night.
  • Rollins knew he was coming, so the fact that he was a little surprised when Rey’s hit was kind of funny.
  • You can tell Rollins was cut open the hard way because the cut wasn’t bleeding as much as it would have if he’d used a blade.
  • The tilt-a-whirl backbreaker that Rollins hit was awesome. Perfect execution.

Johnny Gargano and Kevin Owens vs. Alpha Academy

3 out of 6

    Otis and Chad Gable were the first to take on Kevin Owens and Johnny Gargano in a tag team match that came after a showdown last week.

    Johnny Wrestling and the Alpha Academy frontman started out for their teams, but after a quick exchange, the two marked their biggest partners so they could lock down and show off their power play a bit.

    The former NXT mainstay was on defense throughout the break, but he managed to hot tag Owens on our return. The Prize Fighter had the upper hand until Gable countered a Swanton Bomb.

    KO put Otis through the announce table with a barricade elbow while Gable and Gargano fought in the ring. Austin Theory distracted Gargano so Gable could hit a brutal DDT, but Johnny Wrestling was kicked out and super kicked his former fake son. He spiked Gable with his own DDT to score the pin and end a fantastic tag team match.

    Winners: Johnny Gargano and Kevin Owens

    To note: B+


    Notable Moments and Observations

  • If you want to be a heel in Canada, bring the American flag with you when you enter.
  • Someone had a sign that said “Fight my sign” and KO was happy to oblige.
  • Otis’ press snap on Gargano was perfect. This is how Mark Henry should have hit the World’s Strongest Slam every time.
  • Otis doing a crotch chop out of nowhere was hilarious.

Omos squash match, Doudrop vs. Candice LeRae

4 out of 6

    Omos was back to take on another pair of local competitors this week. The Nigerian giant destroyed the two men as if nothing had happened. It was barely a game. It was basically Omos fighting two combat dummies who happened to be living, breathing humans. The big man obviously won to continue his dominant squash streak.

    Winner: Omos

    To note: D

    We saw a quick segment with Dexter Lumis attacking The Miz while dressed as a goaltender for the Edmonton Oilers before having a match between Nikki ASH and returning Candice LeRae.

    The Poison Pixie had to fend off an enraged Nikki before she could take control. In just a few minutes, LeRae was able to take the win with a swinging center turnbuckle daredevil.

    It wasn’t really a match, but it was a cool segment overall because the comeback was so unexpected.

    Winner: Candice LeRae

    To note: C+


    Notable Moments and Observations

  • WWE bringing back Gargano and LeRae randomly without any buildup is actually pretty awesome. It makes you feel like anything can happen at any time.
  • Nikki was crying in the corner without her mask after the game. This could indicate that she will be giving up the superhero stuff soon.
  • Just to be clear, the rating is for the game only. LeRae’s comeback is awesome and she’s going to add a little more depth to the women’s division.

AJ Styles vs. Sami Zayn

5 out of 6

    Zayn came to the ring with Solo Sikoa by his side to fight Styles in a match that was made after the two had an exchange on social media.

    Honorary Uce took control early and taunted his opponent until Styles popped up and knocked him down with a Hurricane.

    They paced through the first half but started picking up the pace after a commercial break. Both men released their big moves and fought as the show went into another break.

    With the referee’s back turned, Sikoa attacked him to give Zayn an easy target to win with the Helluva Kick. Interference made sense, but this show still had a little too much overall. All in all, this match was probably the best of the night.

    Winner: Sami Zain

    To note: A-


    Notable Moments and Observations

  • They replayed the clip of Roman Reigns giving Zayn an honorary Uce shirt last week. This is one of the best segments WWE has had in a while and it’s great to see Zayn getting so much love lately.
  • Zayn is so good at doing little things to sell for his opponents. The facial expressions he does are the best.
  • A torture rack in a spinning powerbomb is still an awesome move when it can be pulled out.

Matt Riddle vs. Damian Priest

6 out of 6

    Judgment Day attacked Styles after his match, so Priest was already in the ring when Riddle entered for the main event.

    The Archer of Infamy used his slight power advantage to take control early on, but The Bro was able to use some wrestling skills to take over as the rest of Judgment Day watched from the ring.

    Even though Priest was in control of the majority of this fight, Riddle continued to find ways to make comebacks and get short attacking bursts. After a long and competitive match, Riddle picked up the win with a surprise inside the cradle. It was a great performance for both men and a fun way to end the show.

    Judgment Day immediately jumped up and beat The Original Bro until Edge’s music hit. He ran to the ring and knocked out Priest and Balor with Spears. Rhea Ripley pulled Dominik out of the ring to save him from The Rated-R Superstar. He challenged Balor to an I Quit match at Extreme Rules to end the show.

    Winner: Matt Riddle

    To note: A-


    Notable Moments and Observations

  • The priest is more handsome with a beard. He should continue to cultivate it.
  • They had a great exchange of blocks and dodges as both men tried to use their martial arts skills.
  • The way Priest slammed Riddle onto the barricade looked legitimately painful because he didn’t land in the correct position.
  • Riddle does some moves really well, and the Floating Bro is one of them.

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