WWE Monday Night Raw 8/14/2017 Live Results Coverage | Smark Out Moment

WWE Monday Night Raw 8/14/2017 Live Results Coverage

Posted by Wes Keefer Monday, August 14, 2017
Tonight's episode of WWE Monday Night Raw for August 14, 2017 is coming to you live from the TD Garden in Boston, MA. Follow along here for ongoing coverage of the results of the show to find out what happens as things occur and chat with fellow WWE fans in the comments below!

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VIDEO PACKAGE: A video promo airs about the endless tease of a reunion between Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose. A replay of the rivalry with Rollins and Cesaro and Sheamus, furthering the tease of a Shield reunion. After last week's episode of Raw, Rollins turned his back on Ambrose, who was ready to bury the hatchet.

PROMO (In-Ring): Dean Ambrose kicks off the show in the ring, just one week from Seth Rollins turning his back on him...again. He quickly calls out Seth Rollins, who answers and strolls to the ring. The two come face-to-face in the ring. Ambrose says he is tired of Rollins's games and wants answers. Seth says he wants answers as well for why Dean flips back and forth on trusting him. Rollins knows that if Dean and him team up, they can be unstoppable. Despite last week, Rollins asks for Ambrose to join him with the iconic Shield fistbump. Dean hesitates and paces around the ring and calls Rollins a joke. After Rollins bailed last week, he is not interested. Seth thinks that their differences is what can make them so dangerous together. Ambrose pulls back Rollins as he tries to leave. They both drop their mics and Rollins denies Ambrose's fistbump and a brawl ensues. Dean drops Rollins, only to have Seth land a sneak attack from behind and the action spills out of the ring. Cesaro and Sheamus's music hits and the tag team champions pick them apart. Rollins is rolled into the ring and is stomped into the mat, literally. Dean enters the ring and comes to the rescue, but is quickly overtaken. Rollins flies off the top rope to mount a counterattack. The tag team champs are quickly overwhelmed and knocked over the ropes. The crowd is chanting for the Shield reunion more than ever. Ambrose and Rollins finally unite and rekindle their partnership, as a Shield reunion finally takes place, four years after the fact. Kurt Angle's music hits and he walks out to "You Suck" chants. Angle books a tag team championship match between the champs and the newly united brothers at SummerSlam.

THOUGHTS: After weeks of back and forth teases, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose seem to have reunited as brothers for the first time in four years. The SummerSlam match spells doom for the current champs, as WWE will most likely give the fresh team the titles in what should be a hard fought match, nonetheless. It'll be interesting to see if Roman Reigns puts his two cents in the recent reunion soon.

The four men who will compete for the WWE Universal Championship will meet later. Sasha Banks and Nia Jax (winner faces Bliss at SummerSlam) is next. Jinder Mahal vs Shinsuke Nakamura is hyped for SummerSlam this Sunday.

*Commercial Break*

The show returns at the commentary booth, as the announcers wish Ric Flair a speedy recover as he is in a medically induced coma following surgery.

MATCH: Nia Jax vs Sasha Banks- winner faces Alexa Bliss at SummerSlam for the Womens Championship

Before the match, Alexa Bliss walks out and sits in a lifeguard chair overlooking the ring, giving her a front row view. Nia Jax starts off by taunting Banks, who throws the first punches. Nia bulldozes right over Banks as we cut to a break with Banks lying prone in the ring.

*Commercial Break*

Back from the break, Jax has the advantage as Banks tries to mount a comeback. Jax easily flings her opponent around the ring and landing a headbutt. Banks launches off the apron, but is countered and Jax swings her headfirst into the barricade. Banks kicks out of a pin attempt. Nia wears down Sasha with a bear hug. Banks tries to break free, but is constantly thrown around like a rag doll. A leg drop nearly scores Nia a pinfall victory. A chicken-wing move is countered and Sasha nearly gets an upset with a roll-up. Sasha jumps on the giant's back, but eats a Samoa Drop. Banks gets her arm under the bottom rope to break the pin. Another Samoa Drop from Jax has Banks reeling, who rolls out to regroup. Jax throws her back into the ring, but Banks mounts a comeback with another roll-up attempt. Banks counters an elbow drop as she tries to get enough time to catch her breath.

*Commercial Break*

Sasha is on the top rope and Nia goes for a big move, but Banks counters and fights back. She goes for a Sunset Flip, but Jax holds on. Banks attacks the hamstrings and puts her knees into her opponent's gut and gets a two-count. Bliss quietly watches on as Sasha goes hot. Banks locks in the Bank Statement when Nia taunts and is vulnerable. Jax stands up and gets out of it, but Banks swings her body around and lands a DDT, followed by locking in the Banks Statement again, getting the submission victory. Bliss and Banks stare each other down after the match.

RESULT: Sasha Banks wins via submission
THOUGHTS: This was a good match, but would have been much better given more time...as always with WWE. Banks vs Bliss will be a more equal match nonetheless.

PROMO (Backstage): Angle is excited for SummerSlam and talks with The Hardy Boyz about their match. The Miztourage interrupts and The Miz demands to be paid for having Lesnar unleashed on him. Angle books Curtis Axel against Jason Jordan for tonight. The Miz says he takes the place of Axel and will fight Angle's son. A referee steps in and says there is an issue between Finn Balor and Bray Wyatt.

The Mae Young Classic is advertised for August 28th.

*Commercial Break*

PROMO (Backstage): Finn Balor and Bray Wyatt are in a full out brawl and need broken up. Angle says SummerSlam is coming early since they cannot wait and their match is tonight!

THOUGHTS: This makes no sense, as the match will either never even happen, there will be a quick DQ, or worst of all, it will take away from SummerSlam.

PROMO (In-Ring): Elias is in the ring for his performance. "Who wants to walk with Elias?!" Elias majorly slams Fenway and the Red Sox, calling the people and the chowder disgusting. R-Truth interrupts and gets the crowd pumped with his usual entrance. Elias attacked Truth from behind and takes him out with Drift Away. Elias asks for his guitar, graces it with a kiss, and goes to leave the ring.

THOUGHTS: Don't understand why he is just Elias now, or why this segment even happened.

The cage that Enzo Amore will be suspended in at SummerSlam is shown.

*Commercial Break*

The shark cage is now inside the ring as Big Cass enters the ring.

PROMO (In-Ring): Big Cass walks to the ring as his rivalry with Big Show and Enzo Amore is highlighted over last two weeks. Cass is not amused of the video package of him being knocked out. Cass is welcomed by loud boos and jeers from the crowd as he tries to speak. "You Suck" chants pick up next. For the tenth time, this Sunday at SummerSlam.... Cass calls Amore a coward for having Big Show being his bodyguard and he even takes a personal hit at Amore's heat backstage lately. He also calls out Show for using Amore to remain relevant in WWE. Cass says Amore will get a bird's eye view when Big Show is dismantled at SummerSlam. He proclaims to be the best big man in the world when Enzo enters to a nice reaction from the crowd. Amore mocks Cass's constant interruptions from the crowd at the start of the segment. Big Cass calls his former partner into the ring to face him. Amore welcomes out Big Show. The two allies walk down the ramp as Cass braces for a fight. Show enters the ring as Cass cowards behind the shark cage. Cass strikes Amore off the apron as Anderson and Gallows hit the ring, Cass takes down Show and the three big men stomp on the giant. Gallows straps a belt over Show's right wrist and traps it in the steel cage's door and slams it shut. Show's wrist is constantly worked over in hopes to eliminate his Knockout Punch move. The refs step in and break up the assault.

THOUGHTS: This started off slow and a bit bland, but Amore can really get the crowd on his side. The decision to take out Big Show's signature move ahead of SummerSlam will be an interesting take on the match. Cass is getting better with working with the crowd in a promo.

The announcers show a highlight reel from last week's Last Man Standing match between Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman, where Samoa Joe cost Reigns the match.

Bray Wyatt vs Finn Balor is hyped for tonight. Akira Tozawa vs Neville for the CW Championship is next.

NXT Takeover: Brooklyn III is advertised.

*Commercial Break*

MATCH: Akira Tozawa vs Neville for Cruiserweight Championship

Titus O'Neil pleaded for Angle to book this match in Boston tonight. The announcer goes through the full introductions in the ring. The bell rings and the two men lock up. Neville goes for a quick pin attempt. They lock up again and Neville drops Akira for another near-fall. The two trade counters and Akira goes for a pin attempt for a one count. Akira counters Neville and lands a big dropkick and hard chops to the chest to Neville in the corner. Neville changes the tide with one swift kick. Neville is knocked off the apron and lands a nice right elbow for a two-count this time. For the first time in a long time, Neville is reeling.

*Commercial Break*

Back from the break, Akira is winded and Neville lands a top rope dropkick for another two-count. During the break, Neville used his power to turn the tables. In the ring, Neville continues using his power advantage to wear down his challenger. Akira fights out of it and gains time to regroup. Akira uses his speed to gain momentum. Tozawa lands a suicide dive and goes for a second one. He gets a near-fall on the champion. A standing senton knocks down the champion, but Neville counters Akira's top rope signature move. Off the high rope, Neville lands a major superplex and both men are winded and down. They trade large blows with Neville landing a nice combo with his feet, but an enziguri ends his momentum. Tozawa once again gets his signature countered. The Rings of Saturn is countered and nearly ends in a roll-up upset. Akira is sent face-first into the ring post, but rolls out of the way of a Red Arrow. For third time, Akira lands his senton bomb and wins the belt. Titus and his client celebrate in great fashion, parading around the ring.

RESULT: Akira Tozawa wins by pinfall and is the new Cruiserweight Championship
THOUGHTS: Another match moved up from SummerSlam? This is a new tactic from WWE, just six days away from their biggest event of the summer. With that said, this match was an A. Cruiserweights were given tons of time to put on a classic and a classic is was. A fresh champion will hopefully ignite a new wave of momentum for the 205 division. What about SummerSlam now though? Rematch?

NXT Takeover: Brooklyn III is advertised again, as well as the SummerSlam card. Balor vs Wyatt is next.

*Commercial Break*

A replay of the attack on Big Show is played.

PROMO (Backstage): Big Show is given news of a broken hand. Amore tries to apologize and tells Show to back out of his match. The big man shows some tension towards Enzo for his injury.

A replay of Sasha Banks beating Nia Jax to face Alexa Bliss was aired.

PROMO (Backstage): Mickie James and Emma are in the locker room and Emma is irritated for not being congratulated on Twitter. Mickie James calls out Emma for trying to all the credit for the Women's Revolution and wants to fight Emma later tonight.

*Commercial Break*

MATCH: Finn Balor vs Bray Wyatt for the first time ever

Balor enters with a giant pop from the crowd. The match begins with Balor striking and wearing down Wyatt. Finn uses his speed and agility to keep ahead of Bray. Bray drops Finn to the apron with a big right hand and uses his size to turn the tide with hard strikes. Finn fights back and tosses Bray out of the ring and hits a dropkick and a running kick off the apron to leave Wyatt flat on his back into the break.

*Commercial Break*

Back from the break, Bray is wearing down Balor. During the break, Wyatt drove Balor into the apron. In the ring, Balor fights free only to get a nasty knee to the ribs. The two men trade strikes, but Wyatt lands a big clothesline for a two-count. He goes back to wearing down the energy in Finn. Finn mounts a comeback and lands an overhead kick and both men lay on the mat exhausted. Finn is to his feet first and floors the big man with his agility. Wyatt hits a boot to the face of Finn, who answers with his own. Wyatt launches all of his weight like a missile into Finn for a near-fall. Finn counters the urinagi and lands a slingblade. A senton to the chest of Finn nearly costs him the match. Wyatt jumps to his feet first and teases a Sister Abagial. Finn counters with a stomp and forces his opponent to retreat to the outside. Finn races around the outside of the ring and kicks Wyatt into the barricade. Wyatt counters Finn's top rope move and lands the Sister Abagail for a win. Bray picks up Finn for a second Sister Abagail after the fact. The arena goes black and Wyatt is shown in the ring with a bucket. He dumps blood on Finn, who is mortified as he rolls around the ring in horror. Wyatt watches on the side amused by Finn's reaction.

RESULT: Bray Wyatt wins via pinfall
THOUGHTS: This match was good, but they should not have taken it off of SummerSlam so to speak. The Cruiserweight match was better than this one but the ending reeled me in. The match can still happen at SummerSlam and this match may serve as a way for Finn to reintroduce The Demon. If not, then this was a waste.

*Commercial Break*

The announcers talk about the aftermath of Bray Wyatt's victory as well as the Shield reunion that kicked off the show.

MATCH: Emma vs Mickie James

The women lock up and Emma gains the upper hand, wearing down her opponent. Mickie fights out and lands a few nice kicks to gain momentum. Emma kicks out of a pin attempt quickly. Emma lands an elbow, but Mickie flips Emma. Emma knocks James off the ropes and to the floor. Emma gets a two-count and gets Mickie in a full nelson lock. Mickie gets a two-count from a roll-up and Emma gets the same after a clothesline. Emma wails for Mickie and steps on her hair after appearing frustrated. A suplex from Emma nearly puts James away. A nice kick rocks Emma, but she pulls Mickie off the ropes again and gets another near-fall. James lands a spinning roundhouse kick to the face of Emma for the win.

RESULT: Mickie James wins via pinfall
THOUGHTS: This was a nice filler match that showcased two great female talents, but Emma should have won to continue her momentum, despite recent loses. Perhaps all these loses will make her snap and go full heel on the women's division.

The Miz, Maryse, and the Miztourage make their way to the ring.

*Commercial Break*

PROMO (Backstage): Finn leaves locker room still covered in "blood", Balor says at SummerSlam that Wyatt may have his demons, but Finn has his own as well.

MATCH: The Miz w/ Miztourage and Maryse vs Jason Jordan

A replay of MizTV two weeks ago with Jason Jordan is aired when Jordan refused to be mentored by Miz. Jordan enters to boos from the Boston crowd. The bell rings and Miz evades Jordan. Jordan grabs up Miz and tosses him to the ground, where he uses his mat-wrestling to overtake Miz. A standing dropkick has Miz retreating and regrouping with his posse. The Miztourage tries to distract Jordan, but he answers with a shoulder into The Miz in the corner. The Miztourage enters the ring and draws the DQ. The Hardy Boyz run in and land Poetry in Motion on The Miz after clearing the ring and Jordan finishes off The Miz with a suplex.

RESULT: Jason Jordan wins via DQ
THOUGHTS: The match was good and you knew the outcome with The Miz and his dirty tricks and dirty allies. The Hardy Boyz running in to help just rebooked them at SummerSlam in a three on three match with Jason Jordan vs The Miztourage. Just you watch, it'll be announced before SmackDown.

*Commercial Break*

MATCH: The Miztourage vs Jason Jordan and The Hardy Boyz

The Hardy Boyz keep Curtis Axel away from his corner and keep the tags fresh. Jordan is tagged in and slowly beats down Axel. Curtis gets some offense in and has Jordan backed into a corner. The Hardy Boyz get tagged back in and now target Bo Dallas. Dallas is laid out by Jeff Hardy and Jason Jordan takes Dallas with a Fireman carry. The Miz interferes and battles with Jason. He stomps Jordan down as we go to break.

*Commercial Break*

Axel has Jordan isolated in the middle of the ring. Matt Hardy gets the hot tag and turns the momentum. Curtis counters a Twist of Fate, but Matt stays in control. The Miz gets the fresh tag and beats down on the veteran. He taunts Jeff, who is restrained by the ref. Bo is tagged in and knees Matt in the face. He wears Matt, who fights back, only to be dropped to the mat again. Axel comes back into action, but Axel proves he can hang. The Miz gets the tag and pulls Matt from a tag, but his taunting allows an opening to Matt to tag his brother. Jeff takes control with his vintage combos and gets a near-fall. Bo counters a Twist of Fate, but cannot avoid Whisper in the Wind. Jeff is distracted and gets hit with a swinging neckbreaker. Jason saves the match, but The Miz interferes as well. A Twist of Fate nearly ends it, but Axel breaks the pin. Bodies fly around the ring and The Miztourage is cleared from the ring and Twist of Fate from Matt and a Swanton Bomb from Jeff finally seals the win for the faces.

RESULT: The Hardy Boyz and Jason Jordan win via pinfall
THOUGHTS: Well it happened sooner than thought, but still happened. This was a much better match than I ever could predict and all six men looked good in this match. Curtis and Bo look better than they ever have in their tenure with WWE and Jason Jordan looked powerful, but needs more of a variety in the ring to really reach his ceiling. B+++

The Demon Finn Balor vs Bray Wyatt is announced for SummerSlam...as predicted and hoped.

*Commercial Break*

PROMO (In-Ring): Kurt Angle is in the ring and has extra security in case it gets out of hand with the competitors. Lesnar is announced out first, with Paul Heyman at his side as always. Ladies and gentleman, Heyman is upset that WWE is desperate to squeeze one more historic moment out of his client with this absurb four-way match. He promises that all the security in the world cannot avoid the chaos that will happen tonight when all four men meet. They are both upset over the championship match with all three physically capable championship titleholders and that the odds are against Lesnar, who is being cheated out of his belt. Paul says Samoa Joe will not win the belt, Strowman will not win the belt (even though he can be a champion at some point), and Reigns...the man who retired The Undertaker...who says this is his yard...will not win the belt. There will be one of two spoilers: WWE is successful and cheats Lesnar out of his belt and Lesnar and Heyman will walk out of WWE or Lesnar retains his belt and proves the doubters wrong. Heyman even sells the WWE Network in his promo. Samoa Joe's music plays and Joe walks to the ring. Joe says he does not fear Brock and will win Sunday by making Lesnar go to sleep. Braun's music plays next and he enters the ring with Joe and Brock. Strowman says he is always the last man standing, but Joe takes credit for Strowman winning that match. To a crowd of boos, Reigns is the last man to enter the ring and spears Joe to start off. Strowman powerslams Reign, who rolls out of the ring. Lesnar walks slowly to t he big man as security rushes in to seperate them. Lesnar breaks free and so does Braun. Both men throw the bodyguards out of the ring. The entire roster comes down to try to separate them in opposite corners. Lesnar breaks free and leaps over Superstars to get to Braun.  The show closes to all four men being held back.

THOUGHTS: Heyman delivered gold as always on the mic. The segment seemed a little short and rushed towards the end, but it did justice. Joe took credit for Strowman's victory and chaos imploded in Boston. Strowman may have the best chances of going toe to toe with Lesnar this Sunday. As a whole, the show was a great way to start the countdown to SummerSlam. Akira made history by defeating Neville in one of his best matches to date, as well as one of the best 205 matches. WWE pushed up Finn vs Bray in order to bring out The Demon for SummerSlam and I can applaud them for this reasoning. The Miztourage looked great tonight despite a loss and the whole show was just a chaotic lead for Sunday.

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THIS POST WRITTEN BY: WES KEEFER

Wes Keefer is a student studying sports journalism. You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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