— We are live from the WWE Thunderdome at the Amway Center in Orlando, FL, as former WWE Champion Drew McIntyre makes his way to the ring.
Drew says he has been trying to think of the words to best express how he feels after losing the WWE Championship last night to Randy Orton. He has no excuses and he promises that he will be WWE Champion again. Drew says he lives by the motto of it is not how hard you hit, but how you recover when being hit. Every time I get knocked down, I get back up twice as strong. Drew says some of you may wonder why I am in a good mood since I lost last night. I got knocked off the cell through the announce table and it hurt.
If you could read my mind and knew what was going on in there, it would be scary. The Miz interrupts.
Miz mocks Drew and tells the fans to give him an encore. Drew warns them both to watch their words very carefully. They hit the apron and Drew warns them again, threatening to drop them where they stand. They are in the ring now. They go on and Miz says now Drew doesn’t have to worry about facing Orton for the WWE Title. Drew asks why. Miz says because he has this briefcase, and that makes him Mr. Money In the Bank. He raises it in the air and fans boo him. Miz goes on about how he now has a WWE Title shot. He reminds us he previously cashed in the title on Orton in 2010. He asks Morrison where that title win happened. Right here in Orlando, at the Amway Center. Miz recalls how he beat Orton for the title that night, and Angry Miz Girl was very upset. Miz teases a cash in and mentions Orton will be a guest on “A Moment of Bliss” tonight.
Miz says let’s think if Drew did retain at Hell In a Cell, then he would be standing here in the ring with Miz and Morrison, outnumbered. Miz says he would cash in and become the new WWE Champion. They go on taunting Drew and Morrison hopes it doesn’t take Drew another 19 years to get a title shot. Drew drops Miz with a Glasgow Kiss headbutt. Morrison jokes and pleads but also gets dropped. Drew levels Morrison again and then launches him across the ring over his head, sending him to the floor. Miz is also outside now. Drew brings Morrison back in but Miz comes from behind and takes Drew’s knee out to save Morrison. Miz and Morrison retreat up the ramp. Drew stomps on Miz’s sunglasses as his music hits. Drew says he has an idea to run by WWE management, and it’s going to be a bad night for Miz and Morrison. He calls them idiots and stares them down, smirking.
— The announcers hype tonight’s Survivor Series qualifiers for Team RAW in the Traditional 5-on-5 Men’s Elimination Match – Elias vs. Keith Lee, Sheamus vs. Matt Riddle, and AJ Styles vs. Jeff Hardy.
Team RAW Survivor Series Qualifier: AJ Styles vs. Jeff Hardy
We go right back to the ring and out comes AJ Styles for tonight’s first Survivor Series qualifying match for Team RAW. AJ’s muscle Jordan Omogbehin marches to the ring with him as Mike Rome does the introductions. AJ hits the ring and poses as the pyro goes off. Omogbehin stands behind him as RAW goes to commercial.
We are back and Drew McIntyre will face The Miz tonight.
AJ Styles says he is 2-0. How long have I been on Raw? Two weeks and I have two wins. I am dominating everyone I step in the ring with. It is the return of the Phenomenal Era. I am sure Raw missed me, not that I care. Of course you missed me. Why not get down to it. The question everyone has is why is AJ Styles in a qualifying match for Survivor Series? Haven’t I proved myself in WWE and around the world. Do I have to prove myself to Adam Pearce? Not only should I be on Team Raw, I should be the captain of Team Raw. I will lead you to the promised land because of this face right here. The face that runs the place.
AJ says his associate does not like to be noticed, looked at, or talked to.
Why not talk about his match against THE BIGGEST CHEATER in WWE history. Jeff used an illegal knee brace to win the Intercontinental Championship. If you try on me tonight what you did to Elias last night, my associate will make sure you wish you never put down that bottle.
The music interrupts and out comes Hardy as the pyro goes off.
We see highlights from Hardy’s DQ loss to Elias at Hell In a Cell. The bell rings and they go at it to start the qualifier. AJ works Hardy over but Hardy slides to the floor, baiting him out and back in. Hardy kicks AJ to the floor. Hardy leaps from the second rope to AJ on the floor with a crossbody but AJ’s associate catches Hardy in mid-air. We go to commercial with Omogbehin holding Hardy.
We are back and Hardy has escaped the clutches of Jordan and is in the ring. Styles with an enzuigiri and brainbuster for a near fall. Styles goes to the apron and sets for the Phenomenal Forearm but Hardy falls into the corner and the referee checks on Hardy. Hardy moves on a splash into the corner by Styles and Hardy with a reverse atomic drop and leg drop followed by a drop kick and splash for a near fall. Hardy kicks Styles into the corner and hits a hesitation kick and gets a near fall.
AJ gets Hardy up and hits an Ushigoroshi and both men are down. Styles with kicks but he misses a back fist. Hardy with a jaw breaker and side Russian leg sweep and gets a near fall. Jeff puts Styles on the turnbuckles. AJ escapes and drops Hardy on the turnbuckles. AJ gets Hardy up in a torture rack and hits Three Seconds Around the World for a near fall. Styles sets for Styles Clash but Hardy escapes and goes for a Twist of Fate. Styles escapes and Hardy with a rollup for a near fall. Hardy with a sit out gourdbuster and then he goes to the apron but sees Jordan standing there and he forgets how to go up top for a moment.
Jeff goes up top and Styles stops Hardy. Both men go to the apron and Hardy with a kick and he tries for a Twist of Fate on the apron but Hardy is sent into the ring post and Styles clotheslines Hardy into the ring. Styles with a Phenomenal Forearm for the three count.
Winner: AJ Styles
After the match, AJ stands tall as his music hits and fans boo. Omogbehin joins him in the ring now. We go to replays. AJ and his muscle stand tall on the stage now. Hardy slowly gets to his feet in the ring but here comes Elias from behind with a big guitar shot out of nowhere. Elias shatters the guitar over Hardy’s back as fans boo him. Elias’ music hits and he stands tall, looking down at Hardy.
R Truth walks in the back and he is ambushed and is asked about his victory over Drew Gulak. R Truth says those four guys who were coming after him will have their hands full in a tag match but he will be scouting the match. Truth is asked if that is dangerous, but he says being the champion is dangerous. He says he eats dangerous. He sleeps dangerous. He says his third middle name is Dangerous.
We go to commercial.
Akira Tozawa and Drew Gulak vs. Lince Dorado and Gran Metalik
Tozawa and Dorado start off and Tozawa summons the Ninja Power and punches Dorado. Gulaak tags in and he applies a head lock and gives Dorado a back breaker and stretches Dorado over his knee. Dorado with a chop but Gulak with a kick. Dorado with a facebuster and both men are down.
R Truth’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring.
Tozawa rolls up Truth and a referee gives Tozawa a near fall. Truth sends Tozawa into the ringside barrier. Metalik misses a splash off the apron. Dorado kicks Truth and gets a near fall. Gulak gets a near fall. Dorado with a cross body on Gulak for the three count.
Winners: Lince Dorado and Gran Metalik
After the match, Tozawa, Metalik, and Dorado get near falls after near falls on the champion. Truth runs to the back and everyone follows. Back to commercial.
— Back from the break and it’s time for the Firefly Fun House. Bray Wyatt appears as we see his puppets having a tea party. Wyatt says his special guest is about to arrive. Alexa Bliss apologizes for being late, but she brought tea. Splendid!, says Wyatt. Bliss made the tea extra special, just for Ramblin’ Rabbit. He says it’s extra delicious and asks what’s in it. Strawberry, peach, sugar and a secret ingredient. Rabbit wants to know what the ingredient is. Bliss laughs and says it’s arsenic. Ramblin’ Rabbit starts dying once again. Wyatt laughs and says it looks like Bliss is fitting right in. Wyatt says he’s mad, Bliss is mad, we’re all a little mad around here. Bliss asks how he knows she’s mad. He says she wouldn’t be here if she wasn’t. He goes on about how you don’t have to run from anything here… He protects you and there’s only one thing you have to do. Bliss snaps into a trance now and looks possessed. “Let. Him. In,” she adds.
Bliss snaps back out of it and says our fun is just getting started tonight because she gets to chat with new WWE Champion Randy Orton later tonight on “A Moment of Bliss.” We see Wyatt now, staring straight ahead and apparently thinking back to the Wyatt Family Compound burning down because of Orton. Ramblin’ Rabbit comes to but Wyatt ends up beating on him with the branding iron as Bliss laughs away. Wyatt says he cannot wait to see Orton on “A Moment of Bliss” tonight because it’s going to be fire. Bliss and Wyatt wave goodbye to everyone to end the segment.
Charly Caruso is in the back with Keith Lee and she asks him about how to bounce back from a loss due to questionable action. Keith says Braun couldn’t beat him clean and lose like a man, he hit me below the belt. The next time I face Braun, I will show him a real monster. Not tonight. Tonight is about destroying Elias and joining the Raw team for Survivor Series.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Adam Pearce is in the back and Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler have a list of people for the Women’s team at Survivor Series. Adam says that Nia is not the captain. Shayna says she has a list for Adam. Shayna asks who is on the team and Adam says he will look over the lists and have an announcement tonight.
— Elias is in the ring and he is going to strum his guitar before his match. He says he had to give Jeff a little payback for Jeff hitting him with a car. Elias says we are celebrating his brand new album. Now that I have put Jeff Hardy behind me, I want to play a song. Then I will beat Keith Lee and join the Survivor Series team.
Keith Lee vs. Elias in a Survivor Series Qualifying Match
They lock up and Elias with a side head lock. Lee with a shoulder tackle and a wrist lock. Elias with an elbow but Lee blocks an Irish whip and Lee with a running cross body. Elias rolls to the floor to avoid any more damage. Lee goes to the floor and sends Elias’ head into the ringside barrier. Elias with a drop kick through the ropes to Lee. Elias runs at Lee but Lee POUNCES Elias over the announce table as we go to commercial.
We are back and Lee with an arm bar. Elias with punches to the midsection and Lee sets for a Spirit Bomb but Elias with punches and he hits a rana. Elias with a jumping knee and Lee is down, Elias sends Lee into the ring post and ringside barrier. Elias with a double sledge off the turnbuckles for a near fall. Elias gets a near fall. Elias with a rear chin lock and a knee to the back. Lee with a power slam. Lee with a splash into the corner followed by a biel and another splash. Lee catches Elias when Elias tries to float over but Elias with a mule kick and he gets a near fall.
Elias goes up top and Jeff Hardy’s music plays and Elias forgets that he has a match and he looks for Hardy. Lee press slams Elias as a results of the distraction and Lee with a Spriit Bomb and the three count.
Winner: Keith Lee
After the match, Elias is hit from behind by Jeff Hardy with a guitar.
— The Hurt Business is in the back and someone wants to go to the bathroom but MVP says it is their bathroom. They laugh when the guy runs away.
We go to commercial.
— We are back and Tom talks about the WWE Championship Match when Randy and Drew climbed the cell and fought on top and Drew’s fall from the side of the cell.
— Randy Orton walks in the back and Charly Caruso ambushes him and asks if he is worried the Fiend will make an appearance. Randy says he has nothing to worry about. He walked out of the cell as the 14 time champion. At the end of the day there is only one Randy Orton and the people who should be concerned are those who cross his path.
We go to commercial.
— We are back and the Hurt Business is in the ring and we are told that the United States Champion will face The Intercontinental Champion at Survivor Series.
MVP says when Retribution showed up on Raw, everyone ran away in fear but the Hurt Business. We dont’ run. Bobby Lashley says they stood their ground because they saw Retribution as an opportunity. Retribution is a liability. MVP says a liability is bad for business. If you are a good business man, you never do it for free. I struck a deal with the higher ups and he told them that they would take the fight to Retribution. Once we solve that problem, we will have fulfilled our end of the bargain. We will want our payment. Shelton says they want their payment in gold.
Mustafa Ali, T-Bar, Slapjack, and Mace vd. Shelton Benjamin, MVP, Bobby Lashley, and Cedric Alexander in an Elimination Tag Match
Lashley and T-Bar start things off and they lock up. Lashley with knees and he sends T-Bar into the turnbuckles. Lashley kicks and punches T-Bar in the corner. T-Bar with a forearm and Lashley with a shoulder tackle. T-Bar backs Lashley into the turnbuckles. Lashley sets for a Flatliner and hits it. Lashley with a front face lock and he tags in MVP. Porter with punches to T-Bar but T-Bar with a knee and he tags in Mace. Mace with an elbow to the back. Mace with elbows to the collarbone. Slapjack tgs in and he snap mares Porter and follows with a drop kick to get a near fall. Slapjack with a European uppercut in the corner.
Porter with a drop toe hold to send Slapjakc into the turnbuckles and Porter with a Mafia Kick and suplex for a near fall. Slapjack uses a distraction from Reckoning to roll up Porter and get the three count.
Reckoning has a ‘spell’ in the ring as we go to commercial.
We are back and we see what Reckoning did and she leaves the ring after taking a bow. Back to the action in the ring and Lashley with a waist lock on Slapjack. Lashley sends Slapjack into the corner and he runs into a boot. Lashley tosses Slapjack to the mat and Lashley with a spear for the three count.
T-Bar goes after Lashley and punches him. They go to the floor and T-Bar with forearms. They continue to fight on the floor and Lashley clotheslines T-Bar over the ringside barrier and they are both counted out.
T-Bar and Bobby Lashley Eliminated
Alexander and Mace face off and Alexander with forearms and Mace with a leg lariat. Mace with a clothesline in the corner followed by punches. Mace keeps Alexander from making the tag and Alexander drop kicks Mace in the knee and he knocks Ali off the apron. Mace grabs Alexander by the throat and Alexander with a boot. Alexander with a Neuralizer and Benjamin with Paydirt for the three count.
Benjamin with punches and he catches Ali and hits a fallaway slam. Alexander tags in and he punches Ali and sends him into the turnbuckles. ALexander with an Irish whip but Ali drop kicks Benjamin off the apron. Alexander with a back body drop. Alexander with a running knee and Ali falls to the floor.. Alexander goes to the floor and Ali hits Cedric with a chair and gets disqualified.
WInners: The Hurt Business
After the match, Ali heads up the ramp but Lashley and Porter walk down the ramp and Ali runs to the back.
Angel Garza has a rose and he offers it to Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke. Mandy says that she is still close to Otis. He talks to Dana and then he sees Nia and Shayna and Nia grab the rose and tells Angel they have business. Nia tells Dana and Mandy if they end up on their team. Dana says they haven’t been beaten since they got to Raw. Dana tells them to get in line or they better watch their backs and their titles. Jax smells the rose and she like it…
— Drew McIntyre makes his way to the ring as we go to commercial.
Drew McIntyre vs. Miz (with John Morrison)
Drew with a forearm and forearm to Miz as Morrison tries to distract Drew. Drew with a chop. Drew kicks Miz but Miz kicks Drew in the knee. Drew with a back elbow and he sends Miz to the floor. Drew chops Miz against the ringside barrier and then Miz avoids being sent into the ring post and Drew is sent ribs first into the ring steps. Miz kicks Drew in the corner. Miz with a kick to the knee and a DDT for a near fall. Morrison punches Drew when the referee was out of position. Drew sends Miz into the turnbuckles and Miz blocks a kick and hits a knee breaker.
Miz wraps the legs in the ropes and Miz with kicks. Drew wtih a clothesline and an overhead belly-to-belly throw. Drw with an overhead belly-to-belly throw from the corner followed by a neck breaker. Miz escapes the Future Shock and Drew is sent over the top rope to the floor and Morrison tries to hit Drew with the briefcase but Drew with a kick and then he hits an overhead belly-to-belly suplex on Morrison on the floor. Drew throws the briefcase up the ramp and hits a light.
Miz goes for a rollup when Drew returns to the ring but he gets a near fall. Drew with a Claymore for the three count.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
We see Drew acknowledge Matthew McConaughey in the ThunderDome.
RAW Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods of The New Day are backstage now. They hype the Survivor Series pay-per-view and how champions will face champions. The New Day vs. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Street Profits is confirmed for the event. RAW Women’s Champion Asuka interrupts and declares that they want the smoke. Asuka vs. new SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks is also confirmed, as is new WWE Champion Randy Orton vs. WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns. They also plug the men’s and women’s Traditional Matches. The Hurt Business interrupts and MVP announces WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn. MVP says they also have their eyes on the RAW Tag Team Titles. Asuka says they will try but they will fail… because… New Day rocks! Asuka, Kofi and Woods do the chant as The Hurt Business looks on. Back to commercial.
— We are back and Drew Mcintyre is in the back and Charly ambushes him and asks if it is the first step to get his title back. Drew says he will take as many steps as it takes to win back his title. Drew says he will give a guarantee. Randy Orton will have a moment tonight, but it won’t be of bliss.
In the Arena:
Adam Pearce and Pat Buck are in the ring and Adam mentions that we are approaching Survivor Series. Raw is going to announce the participants in the women’s match at Survivor Series.
The first members of the team are the WWE Women’s Tag Champions Nia Jax and Shayna Bazler. The next members are Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke. The final member of the team is . . . Nia wants things slowed down. She wants the fifth member to be chosen by the team captain, her. Shayna says she is the captain. Adam calms them down and he says the fifth member of Team Raw will be resolved in a Fatal Four Way Match with Lana, Lacey Evans, Peyton Royce, and Nikki Cross.
Lacey Evans vs. Lana vs. Peyton Royce vs. Nikki Cross in a Winner Gets Added to the Raw Women’s Team at Survivor Series
Lana and Nikki battle while Lacey and Peyton go to the floor. Nikki gets kicked off the apron by Lana as we go to commercial.
We are back and Peyton stretches Nikki in the ropes. Lana misses a clothesline and Peyton misses a spin kick. Peyton sends Lana into the ring post and then Lacey with a forearm to Peyton and Peyton kicks Lacey off the apron. Nikki with an inside cradle for a near fall on Peyton. Peyton with a flying clothesline for a near fall. Peyton with a rear chin lock. Nikki with an arm drag to escape. Peyton sends Nikki to the apron and Nikki with a forearm and she sends Peyton into the turnbuckles. Nikki with a cross body to Lana and a seated splash on the floor. Nikki with a tornado DDT off the steps to Lacey. Nikki goes up top and hits a cross body on Peyton for a near fall.
Lana gets on the apron and Nikki hits her with a forearm. Nikki tries to suplex Lana into the ring but Lana with a kick and then she comes back into the ring and Lacey with a Woman’s Right to Lana and Nikki with a rollup on Lacey. Peyton with a spinning heel kick to Lacey and a Gory Bomb onto Lacey by Petyon and Peyton gets a near fall. Peyton puts Nikki on the turnbuckles and Nikki kicks Peyton away. Lacey with a punch and she tries for a superplex but Nikki knocks Lacey off the turnbuckles. Peyton kicks Nikki on the turnbuckles. Nikki knocks Peyton to the mat.
Lacey with a forearm to Nikki and she sets for a superplex but Peyton pulls Lacey and Nikki off the turnbuckles. Lana pulls Peyton out of the ring and Lana gets the three count.
After the match, Nia wants to celebrate with her new teammate. They hug and then Nia has Shayna clean off the announce table and it is time on Raw when Lana gets sent through a table with a Samoan drop.
Randy Orton’s door is ambushed by Charly Caruso and she asks Randy if he plans to be a guest on A Moment of Bliss. He says he will be on the show. Charly asks if he heard what Bray and Alexa said. He says he heard it and Charly asks if he is worried. Randy says he is not afraid of the Fiend. If he wants to show his ugly ass face on A Moment of Bliss because I will introduce him to the three most dangerous letters in Sports Entertainment . . . R . . . K . . . O. Back to commercial.
Matt Riddle vs. Sheamus in a Survivor Series Qualifying Match
They lock up and Sheamus with a side head lock. Riddle backs Sheamus into the corner and he takes Sheamus to the mat and Sheamus gets to the apron and goes to the floor. Sheamus returns to the ring and Sheamus with a side head lock and take down. Riddle with a double wrist lock and Triangle but Sheamus gets a near fall when he gets Riddle’s shoulders on the mat. They lock up and Sheamus with a take down and he gets a near fall. Sheamus with a double wrist lock.
Riddle with a gutwrench suplex. Riddle tries for another gutrwench suplex but Sheamus gets to the ropes. Riddle with a double wrist lock but Sheamus with a knee and uranage back breaker. Sheamus drops Riddle on the top rope and connects with forearms across the chest. Riddle goes for an arm bar in the ropes but releases the hold. Sheamus is sent to the floor and Riddle with a kick from the apron. Riddle with a twisting Asai Moonsault as we go to commercial.
We are back and we see Sheamus with a uranage slam during the break. Sheamus with a back breaker and he gets a near fall. Sheamus with an arm bar and chin bar. Riddle with shoudlers but Sheamus with a knee. Riddle with a Pele Kick and a round kick to the head. Riddle with a running kick and back senton for a near fall. Riddle with a forearm in the corner and a second one. Sheamus with elbows and a pump knee for a near fall. Sheamus goes up top and Riddle stops him. Riddle tries for a superplex but Sheamus knocks Riddle off the turnbuckles. Riddle goes up top again and hits an Exploder Superplex for a near fall.
Riddle goes for a Floating Bro but Sheamus gets his knees up. Sheamus with a forearm to the lower back and he follows with a second one. Riddle with a sleeper and Sheamus backs Riddle into the turnbuckles but Riddle holds on . Sheamus is able to get out of the hold and Riddle returns to the sleeper. Sheamus misses a Brogue Kick and Riddle with a German suplex for a near fall. Riddle with a punch and he tries to get Sheamus up but Sheamus is able to escape and he hits a Brogie Kick for the three count.
After the match, the music hits as fans start booing. Sheamus is slow to recover but he gets up first and stands tall, joining Keith Lee and AJ Styles as confirmed names for the men’s Team RAW. Sheamus yells out as the referee raises his arm. We go to replays. Sheamus poses in the corner and yells out as the boos continue.
— Randy Orton walks in the back as we go to commercial.
A Moment of Bliss:
Alexa Bliss is in the ring for the latest “A Moment of Bliss” episode. Bliss, who still has the Firefly Fun House and Bray Wyatt vibes going, welcomes us to a very special episode of her show. She says her guest went through hell last night at Hell In a Cell to win the WWE Title from Drew McIntyre. She introduces Randy Orton and out comes the new WWE Champion.
The announcers talk about how this could be a trap for Orton, set up by The Fiend and Bliss. Orton hits the corner to pose with the WWE Title belt in the air. Bliss tells Orton he can sit, promising she won’t bite, but he’d rather stand. She wants to talk about his super-duper win last night and if he thought he’d pull it off. Orton goes on about how he was not surprised by the win and what he did. He asks Bliss if she has any surprises for him. She does not. Bliss references how Orton and Drew “burned the house down” last night. Orton says there it is – burn the house down. Orton says he knows Wyatt well and he knows he’s close.
Orton asks where is The Fiend. The music interrupts and out comes McIntyre. Drew rushes the ring and starts brawling with Orton, trading big blows with each other. Bliss watches and just laughs, sitting on the top turnbuckle. Drew destroys the set and goes back to work on Orton, dropping him with a Glasgow Kiss headbutt. Bliss is still pointing and laughing. Drew waits for Orton to get up to deliver the Claymore Kick but the lights in the crowd start going out, to black. The arena is fully dark now. We hear the menacing sounds of The Fiend start up as the arena turns red. Drew is standing alone in the ring. Orton is standing on the ramp with the title over his shoulder, looking anxious. Drew stares him down from the ring. Orton senses something behind him. It’s The Fiend.
Orton knows The Fiend is there there but he keeps looking ahead at Drew. The Fiend is just staring at the back of Orton. Orton slowly walks down the ramp to the ring. Drew meets him at ringside and they go back to brawling. The red lights are gone now as Orton and Drew continue brawling around the ringside area. Orton sends Drew into the barrier. They brawl in front of the announce table now. Drew sends Orton face-first into the steel ring steps. Drew slams Orton’s face into the announce table but Orton counters and slams Drew on top of the table. Fans boo as Orton mounts Drew on top of the table. The post-Hell In a Cell edition of RAW suddenly goes off the air while Orton drops punches on Drew on top of the announce table.