WWE RAW results, August 29, 2016: Live tracker

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WWE RAW results live tracker for the August 29 episode from Houston, TX, including the four-way match for the Universal Championship

The injury to Finn Balor that forced him to vacate the WWE Universal title is still fresh in the minds of fans. However, the WWE RAW brand is trying to move forward as quickly as possible. On Monday, August 29 from Houston, TX, the next Universal Champion will be decided in a Fatal 4-Way match.

Roman Reigns, Big Cass, Seth Rollins, and Kevin Owens all earned spots in the four-way last week. Now they’ll occupy the squared circle in Houston to see who will be WWE RAW’s top champion. It’ll be interesting to see where they go with this match obviously. Will they thrust Reigns or Rollins back into the top spot? Or is it time for fresh blood to occupy the top of the card by having Owens or even Cass win? We shall see.

Moreover, we should expect to see the next step in the program between Bayley and Charlotte. The ineffable Bayley made her official debut last week in a fantastic moment. But now it’s time for her to pursue the Women’s Championship. She defeated Dana Brooke last week, but what’s in store for her as RAW heads to Houston.

Next: WWE Stars Who Had The Best Acting Careers

There’s plenty more left to see, as well. New Day seem to be barely clutching the tag belts at this point. And with the way Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson have been wreaking havoc, they’re hardly safe. Also unsafe is anyone stepping in the ring with Braun Strowman recently. Will someone worthy step into the ring to confront him or is his reign of terror going to continue.

Keep up with all of the action and highlights from WWE RAW with us as we’ll live track the results. The results will be posted as they happen after the show begins at 8 p.m. ET.

Let’s Sit Down and Talk About It

WWE RAW opened with the four competitors for the Universal title in the four-way all sitting in the ring. With Corey Graves there as well, they dished out jabs to one another to help build for the main event. Then things got physical and Roman Reigns was left standing tall.

Neville vs Chris Jericho

After Jericho ran down Neville in a promo for the back, he had a match with the high-flying Welshman. The match itself was actually full of high-quality back-and-forth action. Jericho worked wonderfully as a coward and heel while Neville showed off his particularly great work.

The finish came when Neville tried to go for a Frankensteiner, but was caught by Y2J. Jericho then pushed him down into the

Walls of Jericho

Lion Tamer. That forced Neville to tap.

Winner: Chris Jericho

Next aired a backstage segment from earlier on Monday with Bayley meeting the New Day. It was everything delightful in the world.

She was then confronted by Dana Brooke, but quickly told her off.

Nia Jax vs Yet Another Jobber

You can guess how this turned out.

Winner: Nia Jax

Jinder Mahal vs Sami Zayn

Mahal vs Zayn had little to no consequence other than to get both guys on the show. They did just that, getting Sami Zayn the victory.

Winner: Sami Zayn

New Day and Bayley vs Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, and Dana Brooke

After Brooke and Bayley’s interaction earlier in the night, the former joined forces with The Club. Thus, this mixed six-person tag match was made.

New Day and Bayley (New Dayley) were in control early on. From Bayley to Big E, they were dominating their opponents.

However, Gallows turned the tide in the match and gave his team the advantage. It wasn’t until Bayley got the hot tag as all hell broke loose that things finally came back for the faces. With Big E bodying Anderson and Kofi taking out Gallows with a dive to the outside, Bayley kicked out of a pin attempt and went into the Belly To Bayley, good for the 1-2-3.

Winner: New Dayley

Cesaro was interviewed briefly backstage about his series with Sheamus.

Sheamus vs Cesaro (Sheamus Leads Series 1-0)

With Sheamus up in the series, this was another unsurprisingly hard-hitting match. Just when it looked as if Cesaro might be coming away with the win, though, Sheamus had a bit spot. He sent the Swiss Superman flying off a back drop into the ring post on the outside. That left Cesaro in a ton of pain.

Back in the ring, Sheamus locked in the Cloverleaf, good enough for the win.

Winner: Sheamus (Leads 2-0 in series)

There was then a fantastic tribute to Mr. Fuji. Rest in peace.

Braun Strowman vs Americo (This Week’s Local Jobber)

Here is a brief clip from the match.

All you need to know is that’s roughly a third of the entire match. Strowman continues to get squash matches.

Winner: Braun Strowman

Steph, Heyman, and $500

Stephanie McMahon was out to address the Brock Lesnar situation. This of course brought out Paul Heyman to the ring. Heyman then sarcastically offered to pay the laughable fine in all $1 bills.

However, Heyman then offered an apology and appealed to Stephanie by saying that Lesnar believed her to be the rightful heir to WWE. Steph responded by saying that the apology was accepted and just walking away. Interesting, indeed.

Titus O’Neil vs Darren Young

Titus controlled the early part of the match, but Young wouldn’t go down. It wasn’t until he started arguing with the ref that he got caught. Darren Young came up behind him and rolled him up for the pinfall victory.

Winner: Darren Young

Unfortunately, O’Neils wasn’t finished. While Bob Backlund and Young celebrated, he attacked them both and left a path of destruction.

Universal Championship Match: Roman Reigns vs Seth Rollins vs Big Cass vs Kevin Owens

RAW ended with a massive main event, an elimination match to determine the new Universal champ. Big Cass was the first eliminated, but then it looked like it was all leading to Roman getting the title. However, anyone becoming jaded because of that was in for a treat.

Just as Reigns looked like he may win as he had both Rollins and Owens reeling on the outside, a familiar face appeared. Triple H came out of nowhere and jumped Reigns. He took him out with a Pedigree and then let Seth get the pin.

That wasn’t the end, though. Triple H looked like he might have his sights set on Owens—but then he flipped the script. The boss turned around and turned on his former ally in Seth Rollins, hitting him with a Pedigree. Owens was then able to beat his shock long enough to get the pin to win the Universal Championship.

He and Triple H were left standing tall, title in hand, as the show went off the air.

WWE RAW has been in danger of falling into their old habits, even so recently after the brand split. How do you think they’ll be able to buck that trend on Monday’s show from Houston?