WWE RAW Opener:
After a video recapping the last three weeks, Stephanie McMahon makes her way to the ring and she welcomes everyone. She says she has a lot of decisions to make that affect Raw, the shareholders, and the WWE Universe. They are decisions that you cannot fathom. Stephanie says she needs leaders to help her, like the General Manager of Raw, Kurt Angle.
Kurt makes his way to the ring and says he was prepared for Smackdown last week so Stephanie should not get upset.
Stephanie asks Kurt how did the New Day get into the building and he does not know how they got in there. Stephanie asks if there was a raid or did her brother manipulate Kurt again? Stephanie says she can put together a highlight reel of everything that has happened over the last few weeks for the 25th anniversary of Raw. Stephanie mentions that Kurt announced the fifth member of Team Raw and it is…
Kurt says it is Jason Jordan and Stephanie asks who is Jason. Kurt starts to answer and Stephanie asks who is he and Kurt says Jason is his son. Stephanie wants to know what makes him a valuable member to Raw. Kurt says that Jason is talented.
Stephanie asks Kurt who is Smackdown’s fifth member. Kurt says it is John Cena. Stephanie reminds Kurt that John was on Raw the last time she saw him. She wonders if Kurt picked his son over John Cena or was John too embarrassed to be on Team Raw.
Kurt says to ask John Cena. Stephanie asks if you are still proud of Kurt. She then asks Kurt what will be the first thing that he is going to do. Kurt says he will break Stephanie’s brother’s ankle. Kurt says he will start the match and if Shane has any balls, he will start the match.
Stephanie asks Kurt if this is still the 1990s and Shane will go mano a mano with anyone. She says that Kurt is too soft and she made the mistake of making Kurt the team captain. Shane is trying to ruin the show that her father created 25 years ago and Kurt has done nothing to change her mind. Stephanie says she does not want an ankle, she wants her brother’s head on a platter. Stephanie says that Kurt has given her no other choice. Kurt Angle…
Before Stephanie can continue, The Shield make their way to the ring through the crowd.
Dean says that there is no better leader than Kurt Angle. Dean says that Kurt is their guidance. Stephanie says Kurt may still have ‘it’ (and she lets the chants start), but The Shield are missing something, like the tag titles. You lost the titles because of Kurt Angle. Are you on Survivor Series or did Kurt overlook you again? Was it the New Day who made you look like fools, like Kurt Angle. Stephanie asks Roman where has he been
Roman wants to know where has Stephanie been. You were gone for seven months because you went through a table and then Roman reminds Stephanie her husband put her through a table. Roman says they are not told what to do, they do what they want to do. Roman says they want to fight the New Day. If the New Day has any balls and accept, they will be on the Survivor Series. Roman says they will handle it all. Roman says Kurt will lead Team Red to victory and then they will destroy the New Day. Reigns drops the mic as the music hits.
– Still to come, The Shield vs. The Miz and The Bar. Also, Brock Lesnar’s “phenomenal reaction” to his new Survivor Series opponent. Up next, Bayley vs. Dana Brooke vs. Mickie James with Survivor Series implications. We go to commercial.
Bayley vs. Dana Brooke vs. Mickie James
Back from the break and out first comes Mickie James as JoJo does the introductions. We see the female Team RAW competitors at ringside – Captain Alicia Fox, Asuka, Nia Jax and Sasha Banks. Dana Brooke is out next, followed by Bayley.
They start off with a three way test of strength and Mickie with a head lock on Dana and a head scissors take down to Bayley. Mickie with a drop kick to Bayley followed by a snap mare to Dana. Bayley pulls Mickie to the floor and gets a near fall on Dana. Dana backs Bayley into the corner. Mickie is Irish whipped into the corner and Dana with a handspring splash into the corner. Dana with a running forearm to knock Bayley off the apron.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Dana chokes Mickie but Bayley hits a German suplex on Dana followed by a belly-to-back suplex to Mickie. Bayley with a cutter in the ropes but Mickie with a flapjack to Bayley. Mickie goes up top and Bayley with a forearm to stop her. Bayley goes for a superplex but Mickie with forearms and a head butt to stop her. Mickie with a Thesz Press onto Bayley for a near fall when Dana breaks up the cover. Mickie with a forearm and kicks to Dana followed by a running forearm. Mickie with a neck breaker to Bayley and Bayley rolls to the floor. Dana and Mickie both take the other down by the hair.
Mickie slams Dana and she also rolls to the floor. Asuka checks on Dana. Dana asks her what she thinks she’s doing, then decks her. Asuka isn’t happy. Dana returns to the ring and taunts Asuka. Asuka chases Dana out the other side of the ring and ducks a clothesline, then drops Dana with a kick. Asuka is fired up.
Mickie with a rollup for a near fall. Bayley with a back slide for a near fall. Mickie with a kick but Bayley with a belly-to-belly suplex for the three count.
After the match, Bayley stands tall as we go to replays. Team RAW stands together in the ring as Bayley’s music plays.
– The announcers plug the WWE Network and Survivor Series weekend.
– We see Drew Gulak and WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore backstage walking. We go to commercial.
– We are back and Enzo Amore and Drew Gulak make their way to the ring and Enzo has something to say.
We are told that the Cruiserweight Title Match is back on the Kickoff Show.
Enzo does his intro and Drew says that he is great and thanks Enzo for asking. Enzo says Kalisto will be fighting for his Cruiserweight Title. He says he will be competing for the future of 205 Live and Drew mentions a Better 205 Live. Enzo says he can break it down for everyone. Enzo says that Drew Gulak has a testimonial.
Drew is interrupted by Kalisto’s music and Drew throws out some very tame complaints.
Enzo Amore and Drew Gulak vs. Enzo Amore and Kalisto
Kalisto and Drew start things off but Tozawa wants to tag in and Kalisto allows it. Drew with a wrist lock and take down. Drew with a side head lock and Enzo tags in and he hits Tozawa from behind. Drew and Enzo kick Tozawa and Kalisto makes the blind tag and hits a springboard double drop kick.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Gulak with a cravate on Tozawa. We see Drew with a Harley Race knee to the back on Tozawa during the commercial break. Tozawa with forearms and a back heel kick but Drew keeps Tozawa from making the tag. Tozawa with a Saito suplex and both men are down. Kalisto tags in and hits a springboard seated splash on Enzo followed by kicks and an enzuigiri from the apron. Kalisto with a springboard cross body and Drew with an elbow when Kalisto moves. Tozawa with a missile drop kick to Gulak and then Drew is sent to the floor for a suicide dive by Tozawa.
Kalisto with a springboard senton onto Gulak. All four men are down on the floor and Tozawa sends Enzo back into the ring and Tozawa with a round kick. Tozawa goes up top but Drew pulls Enzo to the floor. Kalisto takes care of Drew but Enzo sends Tozawa into Kalisto and hits Sole Food for the three count.
Winners: Enzo Amore and Drew Gulak
– Miz walks in the back with Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas as we go to commercial.
Kurt Angle is with his team in his office and he says Finn and Joe tore each other apart last week and they will be looking across the ring at Smackdown’s team. You will face Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson to see that you can work together. Kurt tells Jason Jordan he will face Bray Wyatt. Kurt turns to Braun and Braun tells Kurt he wants Kane. Kurt gives it to him.
Miz makes his way to the ring for MizTV with Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas.
Miz welcomes everyone. He says Baron Corbin gets his chance on Sunday to be in the spotlight with him, unless he loses his chance tomorrow against Sin Cara. Corbin squanders opportunities. He failed with the Money in the Bank cash in and his title reign has been a disappointment. Baron wasn’t even on Smackdown last week. Corbin couldn’t even be the bathroom break. Miz says if he does not have opportunities, he makes them.
Miz says he can have one of the most monumental victories of his career tonight when he faces the Shield. He will not be doing it alone. He will have his guests by his side. They were not distracted by what happened with the New Day last week. He brings out the Raw Tag Team Champions, Sheamus and Cesaro.
Miz congratulates them on their victory. Sheamus thanks him and says that they really appreciate it. It was no surprise because they do what they always do. They kept their eyes on the prize and were not distracted by a surprise appearance by The New Day. Cesaro says that while Dean and Seth cared about defending Raw, but they focused on getting the title back so they are now three time tag team champions.
Sheamus says they are the real tag team champions of the WWE. The Usos won their titles on that cute little B Show, Smackdown.
Miz tells the people to stop talking when his hand is up. Miz tells everyone to listen to their Raw Tag Team Champions and show them the respect that they deserve.
Sheamus continues and says they are the A Team Tag Team Champions. They are the flagship show tag team champions. At Survivor Series, Cesaro says they will jailbreak the Uso Penitentiary. Miz says they will break the Shield tonight.
Miz says for the first time in three years, they will take on the original Shield. No glory hogging Kurt Angle to bait and switch. It is Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, and Roman Reigns in the ring at the same time. One of the most dominant groups in WWE history. Think of the odds they had to overcome to make this possible. The betrayal and fighting against each other for the sole purpose of facing them. They are the champions. This is not their moment, it is their moment and their opportunity. The Happy Reunion Tour ends tonight.
– We take a look at the history of Smackdown incursions on Raw over the last few weeks.
– Michael Cole mentions the challenge made by the Shield and we see the responses from the three members of the New Day. We go to commercial.
– Back from the break and Cole shows us a tweet from John Cena as he trains for Sunday.
Bray Wyatt vs. Jason Jordan
We go to the ring and out comes Bray Wyatt. Jason Jordan is out next.
Wyatt misses a clothesline and Jordan goes for the legs but Wyatt gets into the ropes. Jordan with a waist lock and he backs Jordan into the corner. Wyatt with a clean break and he misses a splash but Bray leans back and Jordan is frozen. Jordan with a drop kick and Wyatt gets to the ropes. Wyatt with a running head butt and we see Kurt watching in the back. Jordan picks up Wyatt and runs him into the corner. Jordan sends Bray across the ring into the opposite corner. Jordan with a running shoulder into the corner followed by an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Wyatt goes to the floor and he misses a shoulder tackle when Wyatt moves and Jordan hits the ringside barrier.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Wyatt with a rear chin lock, but we see Jordan hitting a clothesline off the turnbuckles during the commercial break and he appears to have hurt his knee. Wyatt with a back senton for a near fall. Wyatt kicks Jordan in the leg. Wyatt with punches and kicks as he works on the knee. The referee checks on Jordan. Wyatt with an elbow to the back of the head. Wyatt with a uranage to Jordan. Bray leans back in the corner but Jordan uses that time to punch Wyatt. Wyatt runs into an elbow in the corner but Jordan cannot capitalize.
Wyatt goes for Sister Abigail and Jordan counters with a rollup for the three count.
Winner: Jason Jordan
We see Kurt and Stephanie backstage watching and Stephanie looks impressed as they applaud the win. Jordan has his arm raised as his music hits. Wyatt comes over and attacks Jordan from behind. Wyatt takes Jordan to the floor and keeps control. Wyatt slams the injured knee into the ring post. We cut back to Stephanie and Kurt, who walks away looking concerned. The referee checks on Jordan as a “thank you Wyatt” chant breaks out. Jordan sells the injury in the middle of the ring. Jordan tries to leave the ring but his knee goes out. The referee helps Jordan up and fans sing “goodbye” as Jordan limps to the back.
– We are back and Jason Jordan is having his knee iced with Kurt Angle checking on him. Jason says he is fine and he can battle through injuries like Kurt did. Jason tells Kurt not to do this because it is his big break. Jason says he deserves it… dad.
In the Arena:
Brock Lesnar makes his way to the ring with Paul Heyman and we take a look back at how the Universal versus WWE Champion match changed.
Paul introduces himself and his client. He says his client has authorized him to mention the top five selling points why you need to be a subscriber of the WWE Network. Selling Point One: This is the first time the Universal Champion will face the WWE Champion. It is the first time that Brock Lesnar will face AJ Styles. Paul says this may be the only time that Brock Lesnar ever faces AJ Styles. If you want to see Brock Lesnar versus AJ Styles, it happens this Sunday.
Selling Point Two: Paul says he wants to see Brock Lesnar versus AJ Styles. No one knows Brock Lesnar more than him. Paul says they have seen Brock put in the ring against people bigger than him and stronger than him. Paul says he has never seen anyone who can claim to be better than Brock Lesnar. AJ Styles presents an interesting dichotomy. AJ Styles has mastered something they teach you in UFC and boxing. Speed kills. AJ has the speed advantage and that is not all you have to offer.
Selling Point Three: AJ Styles is the single most talented in ring performer of this generation. There are those who say that title belongs to Finn Balor and he will let them fight it out. Stylistically, AJ is the ultimate opponent for Brock Lesnar. AJ is on a roll and he has more momentum than anyone than Brock. AJ is respected. AJ Styles has to come from behind and be the ultimate underdog. This good old boy from Georgia is going to step into the ring with a Georgia Bulldog eating carnivore. Brock will prove that he is the number one champion in WWE, then, now, and forever.
Selling Point Four: If you want to see a Rocky movie come to life, Paul says that is AJ Styles. He says AJ is the ultimate underdog. AJ has beaten John Cena, Shane McMahon, and Jinder Mahal. This is such a compelling and riveting story.
Selling Point F-Five: This ain’t no freaking Rocky Movie, this is Survivor Series. You cannot survive Suplex City or the onslaught of the Conqueror.
Paul says he looks forward to seeing AJ Styles, but he will look forward to pontificating about how the ultimate underdog was victimized by Brock Lesnar.
We go to commercial.
The Miz, Cesaro and Sheamus vs. Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins
Back from the break and WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz is wrapping up his entrance with Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas. RAW Tag Team Champions The Bar are already out. The music hits and out comes The Shield through the crowd, competing together for the first time in more than 3 years.
Cesaro and Rollins start things off and they lock up. Rollins with a waist lock and Cesaro with a standing switch. Rollins with a side head lock take down but Cesaro with a head scissors. Rollins escapes. Cesaro with a kick and European uppercut. Cesaro with a shoulder tackle but Rollins with a drop kick. Rollins with a snap mare and Dean with a sliding clothesline. Rollins with a splash and Ambrose gets a near fall. Ambrose chops Cesaro but Cesaro chops back. Cesaro runs into a chop and Dean chops Ambrose.
Cesaro with an Irish whip and Dean floats over and he takes Cesaro down and connects with a cross face while trapping the legs. Rollins tags in and he goes up top. Rollins with a punch to the midsection and he chops Cesaro. Dean tags back in and he goes up top and hits a double sledge to the back. Cesaro with a European uppercut and Sheamus tags in. They hit a double clothesline and Sheamus with a boot to the chest.
Sheamus with an uppercut and punches to Dean. Miz chokes Dean in the corner while the referee deals with something else. Miz tags in and kicks Ambrose in the midsection. Miz with more kicks in the corner and he mocks Roman. Sheamus tags back in and then Cesaro does too for a double thrust kick into the corner and Cesaro gets a near fall. Sheamus tags in and connects with a punch off the turnbuckles. Sheamus with knees to Dean and he applies a reverse chin lock and then turns it into a top wrist lock. Sheamus with a knee and Dean with a knee but Dean and Rollins with drop kicks. Roman clotheslines Sheamus over the top rope and then they hit suicide dives on Cesaro and Sheamus while Miz and Roman are in the ring. Miz goes to the floor. Bo is sent into the ringside barrier by Rollins.
Dean punches a clearly injured Curtis Axel and Miz runs into the crowd. We go to commercial.
We are back and Miz gets a near fall on Rollins. Miz sends Rollins to the floor and Cesaro tries to attack Rollins but Ambrose with a clothesline. Sheamus hits Ambrose while Rollins and Miz return to the ring. Rollins with a flying clothesline to Miz. Sheamus with a suplex attempt but Rollins with an inside cradle for a near fall. Sheamus is sent to the apron and he stops Rollins from making the tag. Sheamus drops Rollins on the top rope and then he goes up top but he is met with a super kick and both men are down.
Reigns tags in and clotheslines Cesaro and punches Sheamus on the apron. Reigns with a punch to Cesaro and NeverEnding Story to Cesaro. Cesaro with a boot but Roman with a boot and Samoan drop. Roman looks around and his fist hits the mat. Miz grabs Roman’s leg and Ambrose hits a suicide dive on Miz. Cesaro with a running European uppercut into the corner. Sheamus with a kick from the apron and Cesaro hits Swiss Death for a near fall. Ambrose keeps Cesaro from making a tag and Rollins with a suicide dive on Sheamus.
Roman with a Superman punch to Cesaro and then he signals for the Spear but Cesaro with a European uppercut. Cesaro lands on his feet on a back body drop attempt. Miz makes the blind tag and gets a near fall after Roman hits a superman punch on Cesaro. Rollins with a springboard knee to Miz when he tries for a Skull Crushing Finale. Dean hits a double underhook DDT. Miz gets up and turns around into a spear.
They set for the Cerberus Bomb and get the three count.
Winners: Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns
– We take a look at what led to tonight’s match between Kane and Braun Strowman.
Kane is in the back and he says someone sick and depraved as he has only needs to remember what he did to Braun Strowman. The sound of the garbage truck crushing his body. Tonight, he will show Braun Strowman there are things that are worse in life and that is him.
In the Arena:
We are back and Kurt Angle is in the ring and he says that as a leader, you have to make tough decisions. This could be the toughest choice of his career. His son, Jason Jordan, got injured earlier tonight. Kurt says he cannot let his son compete and he has named a replacement.
Jason comes out and he tells Kurt not to do this. He tells Kurt not to take it from him. He says this is Survivor Series. This will be the first time he gets to fight side by side with his father.
Kurt says he cannot do it because Jason is injured. Jason says he will be fine by Sunday. Kurt says he needs Jason at 100%.
Jason says he will be fine by Sunday. He reminds Kurt that he has been injured and he won a freaking Gold Medal. He says it is worth it. Jason says he has emulated Kurt throughout his life. Coming to Raw and compete on his show was when the dream came true. Jason says Kurt picked him because he is the best option. Jason says he won’t get another chance like this. He says it is an honor to represent Raw and he does not want Kurt to take that from him.
Jason asks Kurt to reconsider this.
Stephanie McMahon interrupts and can’t believe Angle is going to fall for this. She tells Angle to make the announcement now. Angle looks worried. The music interrupts and out comes Triple H to the ring. Angle gets in the middle of the ring, facing off with Angle. Triple H says if Angle won’t make the damn announcement, he will – the fifth member of Team RAW is him. The crowd pops for The Game. Triple H has some words with Angle before turning to Jordan and laying Jordan out with a Pedigree, all while wearing a suit. Triple H marches out of the ring and looks back while Angle looks stunned over Jordan. We go to commercial.
– We are back with a look at the decision that may have affected the Angle family Thanksgiving Celebration.
Finn Balor and Samoa Joe vs. Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows
Joe pushes Balor before the bell rings and Anderson attacks Balor from behind. Joe tags in and punches Anderson. Balor tags in and Anderson with a sunset flip and Balor rolls through and drop kicks Anderson. Joe with a clothesline to stop Gallows from attacking Balor from behind.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Joe kicks Anderson and snap mares him. Balor tags in and punches Anderson and sends him into the turnbuckles. Balor with a chop. Andeson with an Irish whip but Balor goes to the apron and he kicks Anderson. Gallows distracts the referee and Anderson knocks Balor off the turnbuckles. Gallows tags in and Balor blocks a punch but Gallows with a boot. Gallows with a series of elbow drops and he gets a near fall.
Gallows sends Balor into the corner and tags in Anderson. Anderson sends Balor into the turnbuckles and connects with a forearm. Anderson with a snap mare and he applies a reverse chin lock. Anderson with a back elbow for a near fall. Anderson with an arm bar. Balor tries to make the tag but Anderson keeps him away from his corner. Anderson with an uppercut and spinebuster for a near fall.
We are back and Gallows with a boot to Balor and then he swings at Joe on the apron. Gallows misses an elbow drop but he connects with an uppercut. Balor with a Pele Kick. Joe tags in and he connects with a running shoulder tackle and back elbow on Anderson. Joe with a reverse atomic drop followed by a knee drop and back senton. Joe with a running elbow into the corner and an enzuigiri. Balor tags in and Joe tells him to go up top . Gallows is sent to the floor and Balor kicks Gallows. Joe with an STJoe to Anderson. Joe with a suicide dive onto Gallows and Balor hits the Coup de Grace on Anderson for the three count.
Winners: Samoa Joe and Finn Balor
After the match, Joe does not care about celebrating with Balor and he heads to the back.
– It is time to run through the card for Survivor Series.
Alexa Bliss is in the interview area. She is asked about her potential opponents at Survivor Series. She is asked if she has a preference. Alexa talks about the Queen of Cats or the Queen of Dysfunction. Alexa complains about how she did not have enough time to prepare. Alexa says Raw is now the A show because of her. Alexa says she will watch the match tomorrow night and maybe she will be there to watch it. Regardless of her opponent, she will walk out of Survivor Series victorious.
– Still to come, Kane vs. Braun. Back to commercial.
Kane vs. Braun Strowman
We go to the ring for tonight’s main event as Kane makes his way out. We see recent events leading to this match. Kane waits as Braun Strowman makes his way to the ring.
They meet in the middle of the ring before the bell rings and Kane decks Braun. Braun comes right back and drops Kane. Braun stomps away on Kane while he’s down. Kane rolls to the floor and Braun follows. Braun with an uppercut against the barrier. Kane finally fights back but Braun keeps control. Braun with big clubbing shots to the back. Kane crawls away but Braun stalks him and works him over.
Braun talks some trash about Kane putting him in the garbage truck. The match has not officially started yet, Graves point out. Kane finally sends Braun into the steel steps. Kane goes under the ring and brings a table out while Braun is down. Kane with a boot to the ribs and more strikes. Kane pulls a steel chair from under the ring and nails Braun in the back with it. Kane with another chair shot to the back but Braun is still standing.
Kane grabs Braun for a chokeslam but he blocks it. Braun drops Kane and delivers a chair shot, and another. Braun drops the chair and works Kane over to the ring, placing him on the apron. Braun tries for a superplex from the apron through the table set up on the floor but Kane fights him. Braun drops Kane with a headbutt. Braun ends up coming off the ropes with a double axe handle to drop Kane. Braun scoops Kane and nails the running powerslam. They go right through the ring and everyone is shocked.
Kane and Braun are both under the ring now. There’s a big hole near the corner where they went crashing through. We have not seen them since the powerslam. RAW goes off the air.
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