WWE RAW Opener:
After some highlights from last night’s WWE TLC, Kurt Angle mekaes his way to the ring.
Kurt says every story has a beginning, middle, and end. Kurt says last night he wrote a new chapter. Kurt says when he got inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, he didn’t think it could get any better, but last night it was a dream come true.
Kurt mentions Survivor Series and he says he debuted 18 years ago at Survivor Series. Survivor Series will be Raw versus Smackdown. The best versus the best and Champion versus Champion.
Alexa Bliss will face Charlotte. Miz will face Baron Corbin. Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose will face the Usos. Jinder Mahal will face Brock Lesnar. Kurt says that Paul and Brock will be here later tonight.
There will also be a five on five elimination match. There will be two elimination matches. There will be a men’s match and a women’s match. Kurt says he will make sure that his show is the most dominant in the WWE.
Miz comes out and he is joined by Sheamus, Cesaro, and Curtis Axel. Miz says this is not Kurt’s show, it is his show. Kurt, you did not save things. When Roman went down, it should have been 2 on 5 since Dean said they could take on any number of superstars. You should have done what was right and stay out of it, but you wanted one last chance in the spotlight. Miz says it is not about Kurt. You should resign immediately.
Kurt says he is going to go to his office, but Miz says that he is not going anywhere. Miz, Cesaro, Sheamus, and Axel surround Angle on all four sides. They get on the apron and… the music for the Shield plays before they can enter. Ambrose and Rollins make their way to the ring and Miz and his friends leave the apron.
Miz says Ambrose and Rollins are sucking up to management. Miz says that the odds are not in their favor. Angle says Miz will team with Sheamus and Cesaro and they will face Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and someone who decided to stay an extra night… AJ Styles comes out to a huge pop. We go to commercial.
Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and AJ Styles vs. Miz, Cesaro and Sheamus
Rollins and Sheamus start things off and Sheamus with a side head lock take down. Sheamus with a shoulder tackle but Rollins with a forearm and thrust kick. Rollins with kicks in the corner. Ambrose tags in and Rollins with a snap mare. Dean with a sliding clothesline followed by a knee drop from Rollins and an elbow from Ambrose for a near fall. Ambrose punches Sheamus in the corner. Dean with an Irish whip but Sheamus with a boot. Sheamus with a forearm to the back and Cesaro tags in and he kicks Dean and gets a near fall. Cesaro with a chin lock.
Cesaro with a slam and he gets a near fall. Cesaro with a boot but Ambrose with a drop kick and Rollins with a drop kick to Cesaro for a near fall. Rollins with a hammer lock. Styles tags in and he kicks and chops Cesaro. Styles with a forearm and a rollup for a near fall. Styles with another rollup for a near fall. Cesaro catches Styles on a leap frog attempt but Styles with a kick and he goes to the apron. Miz distracts Styles and Cesaro drops Styles on the top rope.
Miz tags in and he kicks Styles in the ribs. Styles with a punch and Cesaro and Sheamus knock Dean and Seth off the apron. The referee stops Ambrose while Cesaro, Sheamus, and Miz triple team Styles. Rollins sends Cesaro into the ringside barrier. Sheamus and Miz are also sent to the floor. Dean, AJ, and Seth with a triple pescado as we go to commercial.
We are back and Cesaro with a reverse chin lock on Ambrose. Ambrose gets to his feet and he gets out of the hold with elbows. Cesaro keeps Dean from making the tag and Sheamus tags in and they hit a double thrust kick. Sheamus with a near fall. Sheamus with a key lock on Ambrose. Sheamus with knees to stop Ambrose and Cesaro tags back in and they hit a double clothesline. Cesaro gets a near fall. Cesaro returns to the chin lock. Cesaro goes for a suplex but Dean blocks it and Dean with a suplex of his own. Sheamus tags in and he goes to the turnbuckles but Dean with a kick and he goes for a double underhook DDT. Sheamus with a knee and Dean bounces in the ropes and hits a clothesline.
Rollins and Miz tag in and Rollins with a springboard clothesline followed by Slingblade. Rollins with a blockbuster off the turnbuckles as he sends Sheamus and Cesaro to the floor. Rollins with a Falcon Arrow for a near fall. Styles with a Pele Kick to Sheamus. Cesaro with a kick to Styles. Miz with a DDT to Rollins for a near fall. We go to commercial.
We are back and Miz with kicks to Rollins. Rollins ducks the round kick and Rollins gets a near fall with a rollup. Miz sends Rollins to the floor and Ambrose stops Sheamus from attacking Rollins. Ambrose sends Sheamus into Yeatonville and then Ambrose with a double sledge off the ringside barrier. Rollins clotheslines Miz and then Cesaro tags in and he goes for a belly-to-back suplex and Rollins lands on his feet and he tags in Styles.
Styles with strikes to Cesaro followed by a sliding forearm and splash into the corner. Styles with an ushigoroshi for a near fall. Styles sets for the Styles Clash. Miz gets on the apron to distract Styles, but Ambrose pulls him off the apron. Sheamus misses a Brogue Kick and he goes shoulder first into the ring post. Miz is clotheslined over the top rope by Rollins and Seth and then they hit a double suicide dive onto Miz. Styles hits a Phenomenal Forearm on Cesaro for the three count.
Winners: AJ Styles, Dean Ambrose, and Seth Rollins
After the match, AJ celebrates with The Shield. We get replays and come back to the celebration continuing. The lights suddenly hit as Kane makes his entrance. Styles, Ambrose and Rollins get ready to fight. Kane stops on the apron and stares them down before entering. Rollins attacks first but Kane hits him. The others try to attack but Kane fights them and in comes The Miz, The Bar and Axel to join in on the beatdown. Kane chokeslams Rollins, then decks Ambrose. Some fans chant for Roman Reigns. Kane tosses Ambrose out of the ring. Kane is left alone with Rollins in the ring now. Kane looks down at Rollins as his music hits.
– Still to come, Asuka makes her Monday night debut. Also, The Beast is back. Back to commercial.
– We are back with a Moments Ago Moment of Kane’s appearance and attack.
In the Arena:
Kane is in the ring and we take a look back at footage from the main event of TLC.
Kane says through hellfire and brimstone how he wanted competition. How he tossed Big Show through a cage. How he broke Roman Reigns time and time again. They called him a monster among men. His name was Braun Strowman. Kane says he liked what he heard but he had to see it for himself, and when he did, what he saw was a pile of trash. Three hundred eight five pounds of human refuse. He put Strowman where he belonged, in the back of a garbage truck. As he devoured Strowman in one mechanical gulp, he was able to see in Strowman’s eyes. He saw fear that no man had put in his eyes before. Strowman saw the truth. Kane is and will always be Raw’s only monster.
Kane says now that Braun is gone, he wants competition… or else. Kane waits for someone to come out. The music hits and out comes Finn Balor. The match is next but first… We go to commercial!
Finn Balor vs. Kane
Kane sends Balor into the corner. Balor with kicks to the leg. Kane with a shoulder tackle. Balor goes to the floor and then he returns to the ring. Kane with kicks and punches. Kane with an Irish whip but Balor goes to the apron and he kicks Kane. Balor with an enzuigiri. Kane with a boot to the head. Kane kicks Balor in the back and punches him. Kane with a slam and he gets a near fall. Balor is sent to the floor and Kane follows but Balor returns to the ring and Balor with a baseball slide and running kick from the apron.
Kane catches Balor as he charges at him and then Kane sends Balor into the ringside barrier and apron. Kane with an Irish whip and splash into the corner followed by a side slam for a near fall. Kane with a hard Irish whip. Kane with a forearm to the kidneys followed by a kick. Kane with a back breaker and he stretches Balor on his knee. Balor goes to the floor and Kane follows. Balor with a drop toe hold and Kane falls into the ring steps.
Balor with a kick as Kane comes back into the ring. Balor with a series of running forearms and then he goes for a cross body but Kane catches him. Balor gets to his feet and Balor with Slingblade. Balor with a running drop kick and then Balor goes up top for the Coup de Grace. Kane gets up and he tries to choke slam Balor off the top but Balor lands on his feet. Kane with a choke slam. Kane picks up Balor for a second one and he hits it. Kane looks around and he picks up Balor for a third choke slam and he hits it. Kane gets the three count.
Kurt Angle is on the phone and Shane McMahon enters. They hug and Kurt calls him a crazy son of a bitch. Shane says he is still healing. Shane says Kurt looks great after eleven years. Kurt thanks Shane for allowing AJ on the pay per view and Raw. Kurt asks for AJ to be on Raw full time. Kurt says Smackdown really needs AJ as Kurt runs through both rosters. Shane reminds Kurt that Smackdown won last year. Shane says that Kurt is a little out of line. Kurt apologizes for being insulting. Shane says that Smackdown will annihilate Raw at Survivor Series.
– We have a video package for Asuka because she is next. We go to commercial.
Asuka vs. Emma
Back from the break and out comes Asuka as Mike Rome does the introduction. This is the Monday night debut for The Empress of Tomorrow. Emma is out next for this rematch from last night’s TLC pay-per-view.
They lock up and Asuka backs Emma into the ropes but Emma pushes Asuka away. Emma with a kick to the knee but Asuka with kicks to the leg. Emma with a knee but Asuka pushes Emma and then she floats over into a cross arm breaker. Emma goes to the apron and Asuka with a running hip attack that knocks Emma off the apron.
Emma sends Asuka into the ring post and Emma gets a near fall. Emma with elbows to the neck and Emma gets a near fall. Emma stretches Asuka and stands on her hair. Emma with a butterfly suplex for a near fall.
Emma with a reverse chin lock. Asuka with elbows and the Asuka Lock but Emma escapes. Asuka with a backslide for a near fall. Emma with a short arm clothesline for a near fall. Emma with a hard Irish whip. Emma with another hard Irish whip. Emma with a forearm and Irish whip but Asuka goes to the turnbuckles and hits a missile drop kick. Both women are down. Asuka with forearms but Emma with punches. Asuka with a slap and then Emma misses a few punches. Asuka with a back fist and a German suplex. Asuka with a running hip attack for a near fall. Asuka misses a round kick and Emma sends Asuka into the turnbuckles.
Emma with a rollup but Asuka kicks out and applies the Asuka Lock and keeps Emma from getting to the ropes so Emma has to tap out.
– We see Alexa Bliss walking in the back as we go to commercial.
In the Arena:
Alexa Bliss makes her way to the ring.
Alexa says last night she beat six time champion, future hall of famer, and leader of the nursing home Mickie James and she can put her in the rear view mirror. At Survivor Series, Alexa will defeat Smackdown’s cat lady Natalya. She will remind everyone that there might be two brands, but only one goddess. Alexa says that she had the performance of a lifetime at TLC, she feels unappreciated. Finn Balor and AJ Styles can gaze into each other’s eyes for 10 minutes and people will chant this is awesome. You hand out chants like Halloween candy.
Alexa wants to know where is her chant and her appreciation? Is it because she is not old, or doesn’t have a three year old son at home. All of you are jealous of her. Alexa says that since she is in the midwest, she will have to spell this out for everyone. She will say a chant and you will say it back like the sheep you are.
Alexa starts off with ‘You Deserve It’, but the crowd does not respond like the sheep she thought they were. Alexa says she deserves appreciation and you will chant that back to her.
The music interrupts and out comes Mickie. Mickie enters the ring smiling and immediately decks Bliss. Mickie drives Bliss back down with the DDT and takes the mic as fans pop. Mickie stands over Bliss and says Bliss does deserve it. She drops the mic and leaves as her music plays. We go to a replay. Mickie looks on from the ramp as Bliss tries to recover.
Kurt Angle watches in the back and Sasha Banks and Bayley show up. Bayley hugs Kurt for his performance. Kurt says that Bayley and Sasha would be the best choice for captain. Alicia says that she should be captain because she has been here the longest and she is the smartest. Kurt says they will resolve this the way they always do on Raw and Sasha and Bayley know what Kurt means and Alicia says rock, paper, scissors. Kurt says there will be a triple threat match to find out who the captain is. Kurt reminds Alicia that pinfalls can only happen in the ring.
– Elias walks in the back as we go to commercial.
In the Arena:
Back from the break and Elias is in the ring with a spotlight and his guitar.
Elias has a new song but fans aren’t interested. Elias talks about how Jason Jordan kept interrupting him with a whole grocery list of produce at TLC last night. But tonight, Elias is going to give us an uninterrupted musical performance. He just needs a few things – for fans to silence their cell phones, hold their applause and shut their mouths. Elias starts singing but fans boo. Elias is also having some technical difficulties but he’s focused on getting the performance back on track. Elias sings and rips the crowd but the technical issues continue. Elias stops the song and warns the technicians in the back about how he’s coming for them. The music hits and out comes Jason Jordan with a smirk on his face. We go to commercial as they get ready for a match.
Elias vs. Jason Jordan
The match is joined in progress and Elias punches Jordan in the corner. Elias with a kick to Jordan in the corner and Elias continues to kick Jordan in the shoulder. Elias with a snap mare and elbow drop for a near fall. Elias works on the neck and then he applies a reverse chin lock. Jordan tries to escape with a snap mare but Elias holds on to the reverse chin lock. Jordan gets to his feet and Jordan with a Saito suplex to escape the hold.
Elias punches Jordan and Jordan punches back. Elias with a chop and punch in the corner. Jordan punches back and he hits a t-bone suplex. Jordan with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Jordan punches Elias on the floor and then runs him into the ringside barrier. Jordan runs Elias into the ringside barrier again. Jordan picks Elias up again and runs Elias into the ringside barrier a third time.
Jordan charges at Elias and Elias hits Jordan with the guitar and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Jason Jordan (by disqualification)
After the match, officials come to the ring to check on Jason’s physical situation. We go to commercial and Brock Lesnar is next!
In the Arena:
We are back and Brock Lesnar comes out with Paul Heyman and he does the Brock Bounce on the stage, but no Lesnar Leap onto the apron. We see what Jinder Mahal said on Smackdown last week regarding Survivor Series.
Paul Heyman introduces himself and his client. Paul says it is funny the way you react to the way he introduces his client. Someone has a problem with the word undisputed. Someone wants to dispute the fact that Brock Lesnar is not the champion of WWE. This champion has barely survived the title challenge of Randy Orton. This someone has barely survived the title challenge of Shinsuke Nakamura. He is also trying to figure out how to barely survive the title challenge of AJ Styles.
On the flagship show, Brock has gone through the most stacked heavyweight division in WWE. That fact is undisputed. It is undisputed that we live in the age of trash talking. Everyone wants to trash talk and hurl insults. Everyone wants to run down their opponents and hurl insults at their opponent’s families. Everyone wants to call their opponents losers instead of box office draws. The biggest trash talker has the mic in his hand now.
Paul says he does not trash talk Brock’s opponents. Any man deemed worthy enough to face Brock Lesnar, they must be a man. Paul says he did not trash talk Goldberg, he praised him. He did not trash talk Samoa Joe, he praised him. He did not trash talk Braun Strowman, he praised him.
Jinder Mahal? The make believe maharaja with the Singh Singh Sing along brothers doing his shtick. You are not Brock’s equal, contemporary, or counterpart. You are a weak choice as WWE Champion. You think of Bruno Sammartino, Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, John Cena, and his client.
Jinder Mahal was offered to Smackdown when they got the shaft in the Superstar Shakeup. Paul says his client is not waving Raw’s flag. There is no battle for brand supremacy. Any brand that brags Brock Lesnar is the number one brand. The brand that brags Brock Lesnar is the superior brand. It is the flagship brand and the place to be in WWE. That is undisputed. Because Jinder disputes that, you are going to Suplex City at Survivor Series. That is not where your night begins. The last time a Smackdown superstar walked into the ring to face Brock Lesnar, they had to stop the match. The locker room was outraged. On that night, his client violated every single rule of the PG Era.
Your challenge is hereby accepted by the undisputed beast. It is accepted by the undisputed conqueror. It is accepted by the undisputed number one champion in the WWE.
We are in the interview area and Kalisto is asked about how he is handling his loss. Kalisto says physically he is fine, but it was his dream to be a champion. It would be one thing if he lost to someone he respected, but he lost to Enzo. Kalisto is invoking his rematch clause for tonight. Kalisto is joined by Gran Metalik, Rich Swann, Mustafa Ali, and Cedric Alexander. He says they are all going to get a piece of Enzo tonight. We go to commercial.
Sasha Banks vs. Bayley vs. Alicia Fox
Back from the break and out comes Sasha Banks. Bayley is out next. The winner of this match will be the women’s Team Captain for the RAW vs. SmackDown match at Survivor Series. Alicia Fox is out next.
Alicia with a kick to Sasha and a forearm to Bayley. Alicia with a drop kick to Sasha. Sasha with a reverse chin lock to Alicia but Alicia with a snap mare. Alicia with a Northern Lights suplex to Bayley for a near fall. Alicia with a Northern Lights suplex to Sasha for a near fall. Alicia sends Bayley to the floor. Sasha kicks Alicia and sends her into the turnbuckles. Alicia sends Sasha into the turnbuckles. Sasha with a kick and then Bayley and Sasha with a double drop kick to send Alicia to the floor.
Alicia gets back into the ring and she is sent to the floor on the other side. Bayley and Sasha with baseball slides to send Alicia back to the floor. We go to commercial.
We are back and Alicia with a reverse chin lock on Sasha while Bayley is out on the floor. Alicia goes for the tilt-a-whirl back breaker but Sasha counters and gets a near fall. Sasha with a satellite head scissors and running knees into the corner. Sasha goes up top and Alicia crotches Sasha on top. Alicia goes for a superplex but Bayley gets back into the ring and she hits a tower of doom. Bayley gets a near fall on Alicia.
Bayley with kicks and elbows to Alicia in the ropes and then she hits a running cutter for a near fall. Alicia with an elbow and boot to Bayley for a near fall. Alicia goes to the apron and she screams that she doesn’t want to play. Alicia takes the bell and hammer and she rings the bell. The referee tells Alicia the match is not over. Sasha pulls the bell away and Alicia kicks Sasha. Bayley with a rollup for a near fall followed by a belly-to-belly suplex that is broken up by Sasha.
Sasha and Bayley with forearms. Sasha with a kick but Bayley with punches. Bayley with a Saito suplex and then Alicia mocks Bayley and hits a belly-to-belly suplex on Bayley. Alicia misses the scissors kick and Sasha with the Banks Statement. Sasha rolls back into the center of the ring but Alicia sends Sasha into Bayley and Alicia gets the three count.
Winner: Alicia Fox
After the match, Fox celebrates and kisses the referee as we go to replays. We come back and Fox celebrates with some of the Packers at ringside.
– Still to come, Team Kalisto vs. Team Enzo. Back to commercial.
Enzo Amore, Drew Gulak, Noam Dar, Ariya Daivari and Tony Nese vs. Kalisto, Gran Metalik, Mustafa Ali, Rich Swann and Cedric Alexander
Back from the break and out comes new WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore. Drew Gulak, Ariya Daivari, Noam Dar and Tony Nese are also in the ring. Gulak mentions his TLC PowerPoint presentation being cut and Enzo having a vocal cord injury. Gulak reads from a statement, which is just Enzo’s usual promo. Gulak speaks the intro with his own flavor. Gulak says Kalisto is a bigger let-down than the Green Bay Packers. Fans boo. Gulak goes on ripping the Packers and then takes a shot at Team Kalisto, calling them “SAWFT” with each member of the team saying a letter. The music hits and out comes Kalisto with Gran Metalik, Mustafa Ali, Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann.
Kalisto starts off with Daivari but he wants Enzo to start with him. Daivari goes to tag Enzo but they fake it and taunt Kalisto. Kalisto kicks Daivari in the face, sending him back to the corner to tag in Nese. Metalik also tags in and goes at it with Nese. Nese stops Metalik with a kick but Metalik comes right back with some high impact moves. Metalik hits a missile dropkick. Dar and Daivari run in but Swann and Alexander take them out.
Kalisto goes after Enzo but he retreats to the floor. Kalisto and his partners stand tall in the ring as the “lucha!” chant starts. Kalisto runs the ropes but Gulak gets ont he apron and says this is a “no fly” zone. Kalisto’s partners knock Gulak off the apron with superkicks. Team Kalisto stands tall in the ring while their opponents are on the floor as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Dar has control of Swann. Ali ends up getting knocked off the apron as Gulak tags in and the heels keep control, taking Swann to their corner. Daivari comes back in and works Swann over until they collide with crossbody attempts and both go down.
A big brawl breaks out on the floor now. Enzo watches from the apron as does Kalisto. All of the heels end up down on the floor. Daivari has Swann’s leg int he ring but Swann nails an enziguri. Daivari tags Enzo in while he wasn’t ready. Swann tags in Kalisto. Kalisto stares Enzo down but Enzo begs him to take it easy. Enzo charges but Kalisto ducks. Kalisto unloads with kicks. Kalisto with more offense and a 2 count on Enzo as the pin is broken. More chaos among the cruiserweights. Enzo ends up hitting a big DDG from the ropes for a 2 count. The heels get sent to the floor again. Swann and Ali run the ropes for dives. Metalik and Cedric also launch out to the floor. This leads to Kalisto hitting Salida del Sol on Enzo for the pin.
Winners: Kalisto, Gran Metalik, Rich Swann, Cedric Alexander and Mustafa Ali
After the match, the babyfaces stand tall as Enzo is pulled out of the ring by his partners. Kalisto gets the “lucha!” chant going ad they celebrate the win.
– Kurt Angle is backstage walking. We go to commercial.
In the Arena:
Back from the break and out comes RAW General Manager Kurt Angle. He talks about how excited everyone is for Survivor Series as it puts the best vs. the best.
Angle is about to announce the 5 best men’s Superstars for the match at Survivor Series but Shane McMahon’s music interrupts and out comes the SmackDown Commissioner. Shane appears in the crowd with The New Day, Becky Lynch, WWE United States Champion Baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, Zack Ryder, Mojo Rawley, Shinsuke Nakamura, Chad Gable, Shelton Benjamin, SmackDown Women’s Champion Natalya, Carmella, Bobby Roode, Tamina Snuka, Tye Dillinger, Rusev, AJ Styles and maybe just a few other blue brand Superstars.
Shane enters the ring with Kurt as the blue brand Superstars surround the ring. Shane stares at Angle. Shane simply says: under siege. Angle drops the mic and backs away, leaving the ring. Angle heads to the back and looks worried. Shane orders the blue team to “go get ’em” and they head up the ramp. Angle hurries to the back.
We see the SmackDown Superstars enter the backstage area. They see Titus O’Neil and Apollo Crews first. Xavier Woods taunts them before the group beats them down. They move on and come up on an intern next. Corbin takes him out. Roode and Dillinger destroy a TV screen with the RAW logo on it. They keep walking, taking out Goldust, Curtis Axel and Curt Hawkins next. They enter the RAW locker room next, taking out Matt Hardy, Jason Jordan and another Superstar. They enter another part of the locker room and attack several other RAW Superstars. They face the women next. Natalya, Becky, Tamina and Carmella attack Sasha Banks, Bayley, Mickie James and Alicia Fox. We see Shane nodding in approval back in the ring. Some fans boo.
The group keeps walking but they’re attacked by Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose. The numbers catch up and the RAW Tag Team Champions are also beat down. Rusev and Corbin hold Kurt Angle, making him look at Rollins and Ambrose down on the ground. The blue brand mob brings Angle back to the arena now. Shane watches from the ring as the SmackDown stars stand on the stage with Angle. Shane waves them down to the ring. Corbin and Rusev bring Angle into the ring while the others stand on the outside. Angle and Shane stare each other down. Shane says he wants Angle to bring his gold medal, what’s left of the RAW roster because they’re going to finish what they started. It’s true, it’s damn true. The SmackDown roster beats on the apron to taunt Angle. Shane’s music hits as he leaves with the rest of the blue brand Superstars. An embarrassed & angry Angle looks on from the ring as SmackDown leaves through the crowd. RAW goes off the air with Angle frozen.
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