— The final WWE RAW before Survivor Series opens up from inside the WWE ThunderDome at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, as Tom Phillips welcomes us. He’s joined by Samoa Joe and Byron Saxton at ringside. They hype tonight’s show.
— We go right to the ring and out comes Drew McIntyre as Mike Rome does the introductions. Drew hits the ring and the pyro goes off as we see his appearance on last Friday’s SmackDown.
Drew mentions that this week will be Survivor Series, a Thanksgiving tradition. He talks about hanging out with family and enjoying food at Thanksgiving. Drew says he is thankful for family and friends. He is thankful to his fans. He is thankful for Thunderdome. Drew asks who wants to see him Claymore Randy Orton’s head off to regain the title? Drew says you have to work harder and then throw them up and tell you to read between the lines.
Drew says he gave the head of the table a visit on Friday. He wanted to let Roman know he shouldn’t worry about Randy Orton at Survivor Series. Roman only cares about himself and he put himself so high on a pedestal, everyone looks like ants. Drew says he will win tonight and then Claymore Roman back to Earth on Sunday.
Randy Orton is in the TitanTron and he says he hears Drew talking about what he is thankful for. Randy says he will talk about what he is thankful for. He says he is thankful for being a fourteen time WWE Champion. He is also thankful that fine for putting his hands on Adam Pearce did not faze him. Randy says he has been getting fined for 20 years. He says he has been fined and suspended more than any WWE Superstar under contract. Orton says he has been on his couch under suspension than 80 percent of the locker room has been under contract. Orton says he is still here and he is still the best because he is the greatest wrestler ever.
I am going to win like I did at Hell in a Cell. I will walk out of here tonight, still the WWE Champion.
Drew tells Randy he forgot to mention the three most dangerous letters in WWE. We have been doing it so long we are finishing our own sentences. Tonight, I will not be crashing off a cell, my foot will be crashing through your skull and I will become WWE Champion.
Miz’ music interrupts Drew’s exit from the ring and he makes his way to the stage with John Morrison.
Miz asks John if he knows what today’s date is. John mentions today’s date. John mentions there is a new episode of Miz and Mrs after Raw. Morrison points out that Miz is Mr. Money in the Bank. Miz says nothing is keepng them from cashing in a few favors to be ringside for the WWE Championship match.
Drew says he will not stop from doing to them what he has done so many times before.
Miz says Orton would accept the possibility of change is endless. The WWE Championship could change hands and the hands holding the title could be his. Miz asks Morrison why did Bray Wyatt hide in the Firefly Fun House last week? Bray is afraid of them. Miz says that Drew hasn’t accepted the fact about how Miz can cash in at any time.
Drew says Randy can be a patient man but I cannot. Miz says that Drew being impatient cost him the title.
Miz and Morrison leave the ring and MIz says if you were champion, you would get title match after title match. Randy Orton got three title matches but did he deserve it. Miz says win or lose, he will be the one who is laughing all the way to the bank.
— The announcers talk about the Raw Women’s Survivor Series Team and Lana’s history with Nia Jax.
Lana is in the back and her tag team partners for tonight show up. Nia asks Lana if this match was their idea. Lana says that she was motivated by Miz and Morrison from last week. Lana wants to prove that she belongs on the team. Lana says she will not refuse a tag like Randy Orton did last week. Shayna says this match is about them to prove that they run the rest of the division. Nia says Lana is not going to tag herself in during this match.
We go to commercial as Shayna and Nia make their way to the ring.
Lana, Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax vs. Mandy Rose, Dana Brooke and Asuka
The bell rings and Baszler immediately tags Lana out, surprising her. Dana goes to work on Baszler. Baszler takes control and hits a big backbreaker, and a right hand to drop her. Baszler knocks Asuka off the apron and misses a cheap shot to Rose. Baszler sends Brooke out to the floor now. Jax tags in and goes out to attack Brooke. Rose runs over to make the save but Jax drops her. Jax holds Rose’s arm onto the steel steps and Baszler stomps it. It’s already time for another commercial.
We are back and Shayna tries to stomp on Dana’s elbow but Dana moves and sends Shayna into the turnbuckles. Asuka tags in and she knocks Nia off the apron with a hip attack. Asuka with a shoulder tackle and hip attack to Shayna. They miss kicks and Asuka with a Codebreaker and a kick to Shayna but Nia breaks up the cover. Dana chokes Nia and Nia drops Dana over the top rope to the floor. Shayna goes for a gutwrench suplex but Asuka escapes and she kicks Shayna. Shayna avoids the Asuka Lock. Shayna with a Kirifuda Clutch and Lana tags in.
The referee tells Shayna that Lana tagged in and Lana gets a near fall. Asuka with a round kick and the Asuka Lock and Lana taps out.
Winners: Asuka, Dana Brooke, and Mandy Rose
After the match, Asuka cerebrates as her music hits. A furious Jax starts preparing the announce table. Baszler tosses Lana out to Jax. Jax is actually proud of Lana’s courage shown tonight. They welcome her to Team RAW. They go to leave but Jax turns and puts Lana through the announce table with a Samoan Drop for the 9th time. We go to replays as Jax and Baszler stare down at Lana.
Tom shows us last week’s issues with the Men’s Team RAW. The camera cuts backstage to the members arguing. AJ Styles and Jordan Omogbehin walk up. AJ wants them to get on the same page for Sunday as they have a giant advantage over Team SmackDown, on paper. AJ says their egos are getting in the way and he will take his share of the blame as Team Caption. The others agree AJ is not the captain. AJ says if they keep arguing like this they will lose, and he knows they all hate losing. He reveals a tune-up match against RETRIBUTION tonight. AJ tosses everyone RAW t-shirts and says he will make this a winning team if they follow his lead. They walk off but Riddle has a nickname in mind for AJ. AJ dismisses him and we get some comedy between AJ and his muscle.
— We see puppets in the Firefly Fun House. Back to commercial.
— Charly Caruso approaches Dana Brooke outside of the trainer’s room in the back. She says Mandy Rose’s arm is in bad shape and Nia Jax was out of line. Reckoning suddenly attacks and beats Brooke down as officials try to break it up.
Firefly Fun House:
We go to Alexa Bliss and Bray Wyatt in the Firefly Fun House. It’s nice to see everyone again but what isn’t nice is The Miz. But Wyatt doesn’t fear Miz and wants to help him with his issues. Bliss proposes Miz vs. Wyatt for tonight. Wyatt says to pay attention because if he has to repeat himself, we don’t want to see his bad side… we see flashes of The Fiend. Wyatt says this is short notice but he has all his friends here to help him prepare. We get some comedy with Wyatt using the puppets to help train for tonight’s match.
For agility, Bray is blindfolded and he attacks Mercy and Huskus. Next is spelling and he is given the word ‘jackass’. Bray asks for its use in a sentence and Abby tells him to spell the word, jackass. Bray spells it M-I-Z. Next is Accuracy and Ramblin Rabbit is on a dartboard and Bray puts the dart through Ramblin’s heart.
Wyatt says it looks like he’s ready and he hopes Miz is too. That’s the end of the segment as they wave goodbye.
In the Arena:
We go back to the ring and out first comes The Hurt Business – Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin with MVP and WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley. They march to the ring as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and MVP has the mic. He goes on about how Lashley will squash WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn at Survivor Series. Shelton talks about how he and Cedric will win the titles tonight, then defeat SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Street Profits on Sunday. MVP says then The Hurt Business will collectively control most of the gold on RAW, and take credit for putting SmackDown out of business. The music interrupts and out come RAW Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods of The New Day. They taunt The Hurt Business on the mic. Kofi says they should be The Jerk Business. The two sides go back and forth on the mic some more until The New Day does their usual “New Day, rocks!” chant. Back to commercial.
— Back from the break and Wyatt vs. Miz is confirmed for tonight.
RAW Tag Team Titles Match: Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin vs. Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods
Kofi and Cedric start things off and Cedric with a waist lock take down. Cedric with a front face lock and waist lock but Kofi with a standing switch. Cedric with a head lock and Kofi tries to escape but Cedric with a front face lock. Cedric with a shoulder tackle and Kofi with a rollup. Kofi with a back elbow for a near fall. Woods tags in and Kofi with a kick and Woods with a sliding cross body. Kofi with a splash and Woods with an elbow drop for a near fall. Woods with a chop but Alexander with a shot to the throat.
Benjamin tags in and Woods with a forearm. Woods punches Benjamin on the turnbuckles and hits a drop kick for a near fall. Woods with a punch but Benjamin with a clothesline. Benjamin with slams and a spinebuster for a near fall. Alexander tags in and he snap mares Woods and hits a drop kick to the back of the neck for a near fall. Alexander with forearms to the lower back and he applies a waist lock on the mat. Woods with an elbow but Alexander wtih a drop kick for a near fall. Benjamin tags in and kicks Woods. Benjamin with a rear chin lock. Woods with punches but Benjamin keeps Woods from making the tag. Woods with a sunset flip for a near fall.
Woods escapes a slam and Woods with a spinning heel kick. Kofi tags in and hits a springboard clothesline and he knocks Alexander off the apron. Kofi with a drop kick and he misses a jumping clothesline. Benjamin with a kick and Kofi gets a boot up. Kofi with a forearm from the turnbuckles and a cross body for a near fall. Benjamin with a forearm and Kofi with a jumping clothesline. Benjamin blocks a Boom Drop and hits a buckle bomb. Alexander tags in and they hit a bulldog to Kofi on Benjamin’s shoulders for a near fall.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Benjamin with a side head lock and Kofi. Kofi gets back to his feet and he hits a jaw breaker. Benjamin backs Kofi into the corner and connects with a shoulder. Benjamin puts Kofi on the turnbuckles and Kofi sends Benjamin to the mat and hits a tornado DDT and both men are down. Alexander and Woods tag in and Woods knocks Benjamin off the apron and Woods with an elbow to Alexander followed by an Honor Roll to Benjamin. Alexander is sent to the floor. Woods with a drop toe hold that sends Benjamin into the ropes. Woods with a splash to Benjamin and he goes through the ropes and drop kicks Alexander.
Woods with a missile drop kick for a near fall. Woods gets Alexander on his shoudlers but Alexander escapes. Kofi tags in and Woods with a knee. Kofi with a shoulder and Woods with a rollup. Kofi with a jumping side kick off the turnbuckles for a near fall. Benjamin with a knee to knock Woods off the apron. Kofi is sent over the top rope and Alexander with a suicide dive to Kofi and then another one to Kofi. Alexander with a forearm to Woods thorugh the ropes. Benjamin makes the tag.
Benjamin with a running boot to Kofi. Benjamin sends Kofi into the ringside barrier and the ring post. They return to the ring and Benjamin with an Olympic Slam for a near fall. Alexander tags in and Benjamin with a super kick and Alexander with a brainbuster but Woods breaks up the cover. Alexander sets for the Lumbar Check but Kofi with an escape and super kick. Kofi sends Benjamin over the top rope. Kofi with a kick to Alexander and Trouble in Paradise to Benjamin. Woods tags in and they hit Daybreak for the three count.
Winners: The New Day
After the match, the champs celebrate and stand tall as their music hits. We go to replays. The New Day pose with the titles as Tom hypes Sunday’s match against The Street Profits.
Sheamus catches up with Drew McIntyre backstage. Sheamus talks about their history together and says he’s found something that belongs to Drew. He walks off, leaving a wooden chest for Drew. Drew opens it and says he thought he’d never see this stuff again. It looks like some of Drew’s old gear, or from his family. He turns around and Sheamus is there, presenting him with a sword. Drew thanks Sheamus and Sheamus walks off as Drew looks the sword over.
— We go back to the ring for tonight’s eight-man match as AJ Styles makes his way out with Jordan Omogbehin. Back to commercial.
We are back and Mustafa Ali says the rest of the members of Team Raw think they are nothing. A pawn can become King. Reckoning says that they are one step ahead of Team Raw. You are willing to do anything to get ahead. You act like you are different but you are all the same. You are spineless cowards, waiting to stab each other in the back. All we have to do is stand back and watch you implode. Ali says he hopes that the captain is ready to go down with his own ship.
RETRIBUTION vs. Riddle, Keith Lee, Sheamus and Braun Strowman
The bell rings and Ali taunts AJ from the apron. Riddle starts off with Slapjack and they go at it, trading holds and counters on the mat. Slapjack blocks a Sleeper. Riddle comes back and hits a big gutwrench suplex. T-BAR runs in but Riddle nails an overhead kick. Riddle unloads on T-BAR but gets beat down. T-BAR kicks Lee of the apron. Riddle launches T-BAR with a suplex and hits the Bro-ton for a 1 count.
Sheamus reaches for a tag but Braun shoves him off the apron as Riddle waits to tag. Sheamus pulls Braun to the floor and they have words. AJ runs over and gets in between them. Strowman shoves AJ into his muscle, telling him he’s not the captain. The big man looks to go after Braun but AJ calms things back down as we go to commercial.
We are back and T-Bar sends Riddle to the mat and gets a near fall. Mace tags in and hits a splash. Slapjack is hip tossed into Riddle in the corner for a near fall. Ali tags in and he asks AJ if he is watching but Riddle with a chop. Ali with a neck breaker for a near fall. Ali tags in T-Bar and he kicks and chokes Riddle. Mace tags in and he grabs Riddle and they hit a double boot to Riddle and Mace gets a near fall. Slapjack tags in and he kicks Riddle. Riddle blocks a kick and applies an ankle lock but Slapjack escapes. Riddle gets Slapjack on his shoulders but Slapjack escapes. Slapjack with a knee but Riddle with a suplex and both men are down.
Ali and Lee tag in and Ali runs away and Mace goes after Lee but misses a punch. Lee with splashes to T-Bar and Mace. Lee biels Slapjack into T-Bar and Mace followed by a POUNCE to Slajpack. Lee swings Slapjack into Mace and T-Bar. Lee with a double clothesline to Mace and T-Bar but they pull Lee to the floor. Ali with a suicide dive that sends Lee into the announce table face first. Ali gets a near fall on Lee. Stormn with a Wacky Lap to Mace and T-Bar. Sheamus with a Brogue Kick to Slapjack on the floor. Sheamus tags himself in but then Braun does the same to hit a power slam on Ali but Sheamus pulls Ali off Strowman’s shoulders.
Strowman sends Sheamus to the floor and Riddle tags in but Strowman pushes Riddle down. Ali pushes Riddle into Strowman and Ali with a rollup on Riddle for the three count.
After the match, Ali and his crew hit the ramp to celebrate as AJ looks on and fans boo. Team RAW continues to argue.
– Nikki Cross is backstage looking for Alexa Bliss. McKenzie Mitchell asks about last week’s ultimatum where Bliss picked The Fiend. Cross says friends never give up on each other and The Fiend has hypnotized Bliss. Cross says no matter what she has to get Bliss away from The Fiend.
– McKenzie walks over to Jeff Hardy, who is upset at a flyer that Elias apparently made, with photos from the car wreck that happened earlier this year. Hardy says he’s about to give Elias a taste of his own medicine. Back to commercial.
We are back and Elias is strumming on his guitar in a locker room and Jeff Hardy wants to know what is the deal with these flyers. Elias says he will find justice over the accident. Jeff tells Elias he didn’t hit Elias. Elias says that Jeff is the only one who knows what happened. Jeff says he has been proven innocent. If you continue to accuse me of something I didn’t do, he will be guilty of worse than hitting you with a car. Hardy leaves and Elias isn’t happy.
In the Arena:
We go back to the ring and out comes The Miz with John Morrison. Miz takes the mic and talks about how he and Bray Wyatt haven’t seen eye to eye as of late. Miz wants to consider everything under the bridge. He says there’s no reason for this match tonight to happen. They should find a peaceful solution and he has that solution – work together to make their dreams come true during tonight’s WWE Title match. Fans boo Miz. The music interrupts and out comes Alexa Bliss.
Bliss stops on the stage and delivers a message form Wyatt – no. She laughs. Nikki Cross comes out and tells Bliss that she has to leave Wyatt because he’s bad news. She begs Bliss and says they’re best friends. Bliss says Cross is right. Bliss then slaps Cross to the ground and mounts her, beating her up. They brawl until officials come out to separate them. The Firefly Fun House music hits and out comes Wyatt to the stage. He stares Cross down and then walks arm in arm with Bliss to the ring. Miz and Morrison wait in the ring as we go back to commercial.
The Miz vs. Bray Wyatt
Bray says he will forgive Miz so it doesn’t have to be this way. Miz kicks Bray’s hand away and Miz with a forearm. Bray walks into punches. Bray with a back elbow. Miz kicks Bray and chokes him in the ropes. Morrison punches Bray while the referee deals with Miz. Alexa scares Morrison and Bray with a punch and forearms to Miz. MIz goes to the floor. Bray sends Miz into the ring steps and then back into the ring. Bray blows a kiss to Alexa. Bray runs into a boot from Miz.
Bray grabs Miz on the apron and Miz drops Bray on the top rope. Miz goes up top and hits a double sledge to the back followed by a DDT. Miz gets a near fall. Miz punches Bray. Miz with kicks to Bray’s chest. Miz misses a round kick and Wyatt tries for Sister Abigail but Miz escapes. Bray with a clothesline. Bray with a splash into the corner followed by a running cross body. Bray with a uranage and then he does the Steven Seagal neck snap and the referee checks on Miz before Bray leans back in the corner. Morrison grabs Bray’s leg and Alexa with a Thesz Press off the steps and they go over the ringside barrier.
Miz with a splash to the back and an Awesome Clothesline but Bray catches Miz and hits Sister Abigail for the three count.
Winner: Bray Wyatt
After the match, Alexa walks on the ringside barrier and then skips away with Bray but then The Fiend appears on the TitanTron. The lights go out and we go to commercial.
— We are back and we get an update on Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke. They are now officially out of the Survivor Series match.
— Adam Pearce is with Charly Caruso and he confirms that Lacey Evans and Peyton Royce will replace Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke.
— Asuka is with Charly and she is asked about Sasha Banks. Asuka says she is so excited and she says she will beat Sasha at Survivor Series because nobody is ready for Asuka.
— Randy Orton is in the back and Charly stops by. Randy says he has a long list of distractions. The Fiend, Miz, Roman Reigns at Survivor Series and Drew McIntyre tonight. Randy says you do not want to be on that list of distractions. We go to commercial.
Angel Garza is in the back and he says when he was a kid, there were always roses growing in the garden. They were so beautiful. All of the women in the world are the roses in the garden and he is the thorn protecting your beauty. Is he willing to inflict pain to defend your beauty? This rose goes to you.
Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler are in the back and Shayna points out how Lana has been put through tables for a few months. NIa says that they could use Dana and Mandy. Shayna says the only person who matters are them. Lacey Evans and Peyton Royce show up and Lacey says you better not try to take us out. Peyton sees that Nia is not in a good mood and they decide to come back later. Nia says this is the worse idea since Quibi.
WWE Title Match: Drew McIntyre vs. Randy Orton
We go back to the ring for tonight’s main event as Drew McIntyre makes his way out to a pop. Drew is wearing a blue kilt and carrying a sword. He puts the sword in the ground as the pyro hits. Drew marches to the ring as fans cheer him on. Drew hits the ring and more pyro goes off. We go back to commercial.
Back from the break and out comes WWE Champion Randy Orton. Orton poses in the corner with the title as Drew stares him down. We get formal ring introductions from Rome.
They lock up and Drew backs Orton into the corner and Orton with a side head lock. Orton with a punch but Drew punches back. Drew with forearms and a head butt that sends Orton to the mat. Drew stomps on Orton. Orton with a punch and Drew with another head butt. Drew with a spinebuster for a near fall. Orton rolls too the floor to regroup.
Orton takes his belt and goes up the ramp. Drew isn’t going to let Randy get counted out and he hits Randy from behind and sends him into the ringside barrier. Drew sends Randy back into the ring. Drew sets for a Claymore but Orton ducks and Drew lands on his back in the ring while Randy rolls to the floor. Randy goes up the ramp and Adam Pearce comes to the stage and announces no count outs and no disqualifications, but there will be a winner by pinfall or submission. Fans cheer the announcement as Drew looks on from the ring. Orton catches his breath on the ramp as we go back to commercial.
We are back and Orton and Drew exchange punches. Orton with an Irish whip and Drew with a clothesline. Orton with a back breaker Orton goes under the ring and gets a chair and he hits Drew in the midsection with it. Orton hits Drew in the back with the chair. Orton jabs the chair into the ribs and then he puts the chair against the jaw. Orton hits Drew in the back with the chair. Orton gets a series of near falls. Orton with a backdrop driver onto the ringside barrier.
Orton grabs the ring steps and hits Drew with it. Orton gets Drew back into the ring and gets a near fall. Orton with the Garvin Stomp. Orton gets a near fall. Orton sends Drew to the floor. Drew avoids being sent into the announce table and Drew with a chop. Orton with a thumb to the eye. Orton with a European uppercut and he drops Drew on the announce table.
Orton mounts Drew on top of the table and works him over with right hands. Orton yells in Drew’s face before slamming him over the announce table one more time. Orton takes the top off the table and goes for another slam but Drew fights him off. Drew unloads on Orton now, slamming Orton on top of the table for a pop. Drew with another big slam on top of the announce table as Orton yells out in pain.
Drew waits for a Claymore now. Orton gets up and Drew charges with the kick but Orton moves and Drew goes flying over the announce table, landing hard. We go to a picture-in-picture break.
Orton goes under the ring for a table and sets it up on the floor. Orton grabs Drew and tries to slam Drew’s head into the ring steps but Orton is sent into the steps. They return to the ring. Orton with a reverse chin lock. Drew with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Drew with a second overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Drew with a neck breaker.
Drew waits for Orton to get up and Drew with a kick and he tries for a Future Shock but Orton escapes. Orton sends Drew to the apron and Drew goes up top and Orton with a punch. Orton with more punches. Orton with a superplex and both men are down. Orton gets a near fall.
Drew wtih a backslide for a near fall. Drew with a Future Shock for a near fall. Drew gets Orton on his shoulders but Orton goes to the apron and Drew drops Orton on the top rope and Drew with punches and Orton is knocked off the apron through the table. Drew rolls Randy back in and gets a near fall.
Drew sets for a Claymore and Orton with a power slam and both men are down and Orton’s back is bleeding from the table spot. Drew is on the announce table and Orton sets for an IEDDT off the announce table.
Orton rolls into the ring and sets for an IEDDT in the ropes and hits it. Orton punches the mat and Drew pushes Orton away and hits a Claymore for the three count.
Winner: Drew McIntyre (new Champion)
After the match, Drew sits up with the WWE Title as the music hits. We go to replays. Drew looks into the camera with a Survivor Series warning for WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns. Drew hits the corner to pose as fans cheer him on. We get another replay. Drew marches up the ramp with the title as RAW goes off the air.