Here are your quick and dirty, editorial-free WWE Raw results for August 29, 2016. The episode featured a Fatal 4-Way main event that determined the new WWE Universal Champion.
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WWE Raw Results:
— The show opened with Corey Graves in the ring with the WWE Universal Championship and the four participants in tonight’s Fatal 4-Way main event for the vacant title. Seth Rollins claimed to be the favorite to win the title, Owens insulted the others, Cass said he’s not an underdog because size does matter, and Reigns stayed silent until Rollins says things always come down to Rollins vs. Reigns, and Rollins always beats Reigns. Instead of speaking, Reigns started a brawl. Reigns cleared the ring and looked at the championship as his music played.
1. Chris Jericho defeated Neville. Jericho was eventually able to counter a hurricanrana into the Lion Tamer version of the Walls of Jericho for the submission victory.
— Bayley was backstage and ran into the New Day. Dana Brooke showed up to insult Bayley, which led to a challenge from New Day and Bayley to Dana, Gallows and Anderson.
2. Nia Jax defeated Hyan. Another quick win for Jax, which she won via pinfall after the Samoan driver. Her opponent was Houston local Hyaneyoung Olvera.
3. Sami Zayn defeated Jinder Mahal. Zayn was still selling his ankle injury from last week, but still got the win after the Helluva Kick.
4. Bayley and the New Day defeated Dana Brooke, Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows. Charlotte was on commentary for this match. Bayley got the win for her team with a Bayley-to-Belly on Dana.
5. Best of Seven Series: Sheamus defeated Cesaro. Cesaro got backdropped into the ringpost on the outside and Sheamus rolled him back in and applied the Cloverleaf for the submission victory to go up 2-0 in the series.
6. Braun Strowman defeated Americo. Strowman won a quick match with a pop-up reverse chokeslam of sorts.
— Stephanie McMahon demanded Paul Heyman come to the ring and apologize for Brock Lesnar’s actions at SummerSlam. Heyman paid Lesnar’s fine, they both threatened each other, then Heyman apologized. Stephanie accepted his apology, then stormed out.
7. Darren Young defeated Titus O’Neil. Young managed to catch O’Neil in a crucifix for the pin. After the match, O’Neil beat down both Young and Bob Backlund.
8. Fatal 4-Way Match For The WWE Universal Championship: Kevin Owens defeated Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Big Cass. Big Cass was eliminated first after a frog splash from Owens. Reigns was eliminated after Triple H returned to Pedigree him on the floor and helped Rollins pin him. Triple H then turned on Rollins and Pedigreed him, allowing Owens to get the pin and become the second ever Universal Champion.