We are live from the WWE Thunderdome at the Amway Center in Orlando, FL, as The Miz and John Morrison make their way to the ring.
Miz says big things are happening this week. Tonight, they will team with Randy Orton to face Drew McIntyre and the New Day where anything can happen. Morrison asks Miz if he is cashing in and Miz says only time will tell. Miz says Miz and Mrs will have its season premiere on Thursday night.
Miz prepares to introduce his guests but instead, Randy Orton makes his way to the ring and he is dressed to wrestle or maybe to talk (can you tell the difference?)
Randy tells Miz he has the balls to say that Miz’ reality show is more important than a Randy Orton match. Randy says he is in the match to get his hands on Drew. You called Stamford to get a chance at the title because that is the only way. I wish they never would have let you back in the locker room. You don’t need the title as part of this six man tag. Take the belt now.
Miz asks if he wants to abuse his position as the face of USA to cash in against you?
Morrison tells Randy we know who he is. Miz says Randy has to stop making this about you because it is all about us. Miz says if things go according to plan and if we emerge victorious then we may be in line for the Raw Tag Titles. Morrison says if that . . .
The New Day interrupt.and make their way to the stage. Xavier asks if he hears two people about cashing in a briefcase to become WWE Champion and also beat the New Day for the tag titles? Kofi says being that you are out here right now with this verbal strong style, why not do it with a live crowd. We will come in the ring and laugh at you.
Orton wtih an RKO on Kofi out of nowhere and The Miz and Morrison send Woods to the floor.
Drew McIntyre’s music plays and he comes to the ring. They exchange punches and then Miz hits Drew in the back with the briefcase. Miz and Morrison feed Drew to Randy for an RKO. Randy leaves the ring and so do Miz and John Morrison while Drew is left laying in the ring.
– Still to come, Elias, Riddle and Jeff Hardy compete for the final men’s Team RAW spot. Back to commercial.
— We are back and Elias is in the ring to strum his guitar and be interrupted by someone.
Eilas says he was jolted awake each night with a premonition and he saw himself standing over Riddle and Jeff Hardy victorious as he advanced to the Survivor Series. People ask him what is left for him. Elias says he needs this. Things have not gone well in the ring. It seems Jeff’s latest addiction is smashing me with a guitar. Tonight’s win is not just for me, but for all of the Elias fans who bought my album and put it at the top of the charts.
Elias says he is going to play a song but he fakes it to see who interrupts him. He does it again. Elias starts playing and he is shocked no one interrupts. Elias starts to play and Jeff Hardy interrupts and makes his way to the ring.
Matt Riddle vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Elias in a Second Chance Triple Threat Match
Elias punches Hardy but Riddle punches Elias. Riddle with punches to Hardy and then Riddle and Elias with punches. Hardy with a rollup on Riddle for a near fall. Elias with a rollup on Riddle for a near fall.
We see AJ Styles and Jordan in the back watching the monitor.
Riddle punches Elias and Elias punches back. Riddle is sent to the apron and Riddle with a forearm to Elias. Riddle pulls Hardy to the floor and they exchange punches. Elias with a drop kick through the ropes and he sends Hardy into the ring post a few times and then he sends Riddle into the ringside barrier. Elias with a clothesline to Hardy as we go to commercial.
We are back and Elias with a forearm to Hardy and then he knocks Riddle off the apron. Elias with an elbow drop to Hardy and then he punches Riddle. Elias with a back elbow to Riddle for a near fall.
We return to AJ and Jordan in the back.
Hardy with a jaw breaker to Elias and punches. Hardy with a running forearm and reverse atomic drop. Hardy with a reverse atomic drop to Riddle. Hardy with a back drop to Riddle and a leg drop to Elias followed by a drop kick and splash for a near fall. Elias blocks a Twist of Fate and hits Drift Away but Riddle breaks up the cover with a back senton. Riddle with a kick to Elias and Elias blocks a kick. Riddle with a package brainbuster for a near fall. Riddle goes for Bro Derek but Hardy escapes and he kicks Riddle into Elias and they go into the corner. Hardy with a drop kick off Riddle’s back to Elias.
Hardy with a kick and Riddle blocks a Twist of Fate and gives Hardy a back slide. Hardy and Riddle exchange punches and Riddle misses a round kick. Hardy blocks a fallaway kick and Elias with a jumping knee to Hardy. Riddle with an Irish whip to Elias and then Elias floats over and Riddle with Bro Derek for the three count.
Winner: Matt Riddle
Adam Pearce is in the back with Jordan and AJ Styles and AJ and Pearce shake hands. Charly Caruso ambushes AJ and asks about Riddle being part of the team. AJ says that Riddle is the missing piece of the team. Sheamus shows up and he is pissed about Riddle being on the team. Sheamus says Riddle is an obnoxious punk and he will have no problem kicking Riddle’s head off his shoulders if he gets out of line. AJ says we need a team meeting. Charly asks Sheamus how is AJ doing as captain and Sheamus says that AJ is not his captain. Braun Strowman shows up to say that AJ is not his captain.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Retribution. Mustafa Ali says Ricochet is a good man and an honorable man. When he turned down an offer from The Hurt Business he decided to stand alone. You are courageous but you are a damn fool. Do you think one man can change everything? When you accept that, maybe we will accept you.
Reckoning says it is easy to be alone but you are gasping for help while pink and green hair trash laughs at us. Ali says we were given no mercy so we will show no mercy. We are Retribution and we will not stop until we shut you down.
— We take a look at Drew Gulak becoming the new 24/7 Champion while unconscious.
The Hurt Business are talking in the back and Drew Gulak shows up to say that everything went as planned. The Hurt Business expansion plan part 2 is working. You have the US Champion and the future Tag Team Champions. What about adding the 24/7 Champion. MVP asks if Drew is serious. He says that they are not accepting applications and then Bobby pulls off Drew’s clip on tie. MVP wants to know why would Drew have a clip on tie and Drew says he has to get away from situations as the champion.
The Hurt Business attack Drew and walk away. R Truth shows up and he tells a ref to come back and Truth wins the title.
— Lana makes her way to the ring for her match against Shayna Baszler. But first… We go to commercial.
Lana vs. Shayna Baszler
Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke are on commentary during this match.
Lana attacks Shayna as the bell rings but Shayna with a knee in the corner. Lana with a round kick and Shayna runs Lana into the turnbuckles. Shayna with punches. Shayna stomps on the elbow. Shayna misses a knee in the corner but Shayan with a kick and a gutwrench gourdbuster and a knee to the head for a near fall. Shayan with a Kirifuda Clutch on Lana and Lana taps out.
Winner: Shayna Baszler
After the match, Baszler stands tall as her music hits. Jax orders Brooke and Rose up from the announce table as she clears it off. Baszler tosses Lana out to Jax. Jax goes to put Lana through the table again but Rose and Brooke save her. Brooke and Rose argue with the champs as the Women’s Team RAW continues to have issues. Jax’s music starts back up as we see Lana recovering on the outside.
— We are back and Lana thanks Mandy and Dana for helping her. Dana tells Lana she saved her butt. Mandy says they were sending a message Nia and Shayna because Lana cost them the tag titles last week. They tell Lana to stay out of their ways.
In the Arena:
AJ Styles makes his way to the ring and he has something to say about his leadership role at Survivor Series.
AJ goes on and introduces his partners now. Keith Lee is introduced first, AJ introduces Riddle first and out he comes, followed by Sheamus. Braun Strowman is out last. Before the Team Meeting begins, AJ admits things went wrong last week but now they have the missing piece – Riddle. He goes on but Lee interrupts and reminds AJ about last week’s cheap shot. Lee feels like he owes AJ a receipt. Sheamus calls Lee a hypocrite and hasn’t forgot about what Lee did to him last week. Lee and Sheamus have words now. Strowman addresses Sheamus now but AJ gets in between them. AJ refers to himself as the Team Captain but Strowman shoots that idea down. Strowman threatens Sheamus with “these hands” now. AJ keeps trying to calm everyone down. Riddle knows exactly what they all need to do – sick code names. Riddle gives everyone a code name for Survivor Series. “Fire Face” Sheamus isn’t happy with his name, given because his face turns red when he gets angry.
AJ says that’s enough with the nicknames. He reminds everyone they’re up against the best athletes on SmackDown. AJ tells Sheamus how good Jey Uso is doing. AJ reminds Lee how dangerous Seth Rollins is with his Stomp. Riddle laughs and AJ asks if he wants a Stunner from Kevin Owens. AJ says if Strowman can’t work with the team, he might have to bow down to King Baron Corbin. AJ talks his partners up some more but they object when he refers to himself as Team Captain again. AJ talked to WWE Producer Adam Pearce to sanction this match and it may sound like a dumb idea, but hear him out – Sheamus and Strowman vs. Riddle and Lee with AJ as the special referee. He says this match will give everyone respect among each other. They argue as we go back to commercial.
Sheamus and Braun Strowman vs. Riddle and Keith Lee with AJ Styles as Guest Referee
Lee and Sheamus lock up and Sheamus with a side head lock. Sheamus with a shoulder tackle but Lee does not move. Lee with a shoulder and Sheamus goes to his knees. Riddle tags in and punches Sheamus and connects with forearms. Sheamus backs Riddle into the corner and Strowman tags in and hits a splash. Strowman with a hard Irish whip. Strowman stands on Riddle’s hair and throws Riddle into the corner. Sheamus tags in and connects with a European uppercut. Sheamus with a kick. Sheamus chokes Riddle in the ropes and Sheamus argues with AJ. Riddle with forearms to Sheamus and follows with chops. Riddle goes for an ankle lock but Sheamus is in the ropes. Sheamus with a punch to the midsection.
Sheamus with a knee drop. Sheamus kicks Riddle in the back. Riddle with a gutwrench suplex. Riddle with a kick to Sheamsu and then he kicks AJ when Sheamus moves. Sheamus with a rollup while AJ was down. Riddle kicks AJ when Sheamus argues with the referee. Lee and Strowman with shoulder tackles and then they sandwich AJ.
Jordan gets on the apron and he makes his way into the ring, as we go to commercial.
We are back and AJ is back on his feet. Riddle with forearms to Sheamus and Sheamus with a uranage back breaker. Strowman tags in and he hits a back senton for a near fall. Strowman with a reverse chin lock and gives Riddle a suplex throw. Strowman misses a splash in the corner and goes shoulder first into the ring post. Lee tags in and hits a splash on Strowman and Sheamus. Lee biels Sheamus into Strowman. Le spirit bombs Riddle onto Sheamus and then Lee with a running clothesline to Strowman for a near fall. Lee goes for a spirit bomb but Strowman with a back body drop. Sheamus tags in and Lee with elbows. Lee goes for a slam and Sheamus escapes. Sheamus with a knee and Brogue Kick. Riddle with a German suplex for a near fall.
Riddle with forearms to Sheamus in the corner and then he hits Strowman but Strowman grabs Riddle. Sheamus with a clothesline to Riddle. Sheamus sets for the Brogue Kick and Strowman tags himself in. Strowman with a splash into the corner followed by a biel. Strowman with a splash and he gets Riddle up for a power slam but Sheamus tags in. Sheamus and Strowman argue and Sheamus with a Brogue to Strowman. Riddle with a rollup for the three count.
Winners: Riddle and Keith Lee
Alexa Bliss is in the back and Nikki Cross stops by. Alexa says she hasn’t seen Nikki in forever and Nikki reminds Alexa that she saw her last week. Nikki says she wants to talk to Alexa about HIM. Alexa says she has met so many new people and she is going to invite Nikki over. Alexa says they are going to have a playdate. Nikki says she isn’t playing because this isn’t a game. Nikki says this is her fault and if she was a better friend, the Fiend wouldn’t be able to get his claws into her. Nikki says she is sorry that she wasn’t there when Alexa needed her. Nikki says that Bray is pure evil and it is time to make a choice and walk away. Nikki tells Alexa she needs to choose. Alexa says okay and she says she chooses HIM.
— Charly Caruso is in the back and she mentions that next week, Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander will face The New Day for the Tag Titles.
In the Arena:
We are back and Bobby Lashley and Montel Vontavious Porter are in the ring.
Porter says this is a Survivor Series Preview. It will be a short and painful one. It won’t be the Street Profits versus the New Day. It will be the Hurt Business versus The Street Profits beacuse they will win the tag titles next week. Then, Bobby Lashley will turn Sami Zayn into a human rag doll and show the WWE Universe that the US and Intercontinental Champion are nowhere near the same level.
Bobby says he didn’t hear Sami running his mouth on Smackdown because there was no way in hell he was letting Sami walk out of Survivor Series with a win. The question is whether he will let Sami walk out of Survivor Series.
Titus O’Neil comes out and he says he proposed an opportunity to the Hurt Business a few weeks ago to join the group. Titus says he is a business man and your response wasn’t business, it was blatant disrespect.
Porter says it was business as usual for him. He says he respects Titus for his charitable work with children and he will let Titus walk away. Titus says he will not walk away. What is the sense of having the title if you don’t defend it. Bobby says you should have listened to MVP but it is good you didn’t. I have no respect for you and I will enjoy this. If you want a title shot, you’ve got it.
Bobby Lashley (with MVP) vs. Titus O’Neil for the United States Championship
The bell rings and Porter tells Titus this match will take place above the ring, not below.
Titus swings at Porter and then he punches Lashley. Titus with shoulders in the corner and more punches. Titus misses a short arm clothesline and Lashley with a spear and he tries for the full nelson and he finally locks it in and Titus taps out.
Winner: Bobby Lashley
Drew Mcintyre is in the back and Sheamus says he wanted Drew to be part of the Survivor Series team. Drew says maybe you shouldn’t Brogue Kick your partner off the apron. Sheamus says he despises his teammates as much as he hates Drew’s partners tonight. Drew starts the New Day clap and Sheamus gets angrier. Sheamus says he wishes they could team again. Drew talks about their old motto and he gets Sheamus to smile. Sheamus tells Drew to wreck the place and maybe they can get a few pints.
— Asuka makes her way to the ring as we go back to commercial.
— We are back and Lana, Dana Brooke, and Mandy Rose are at ringside to watch the next match.
— Before the match, Nia Jax is asked by Sarah why would she asks for this match against Asuka. Nia says there is a question over who runs the Raw women’s division and it isn’t Asuka. It isn’t Mandy, Dana, or Lana. Shayna says she runs it. Nia says even her tag partner thinks they can run their mouths and she says she is the team leader. After she leads her team to victory by eliminating all of the Smackdown members, she may come back and beat Asuka again and become Raw Women’s Champion.
Asuka vs. Nia Jax
Nia with a shoulder to Asuka. Asuka with kicks and a kick to the arm. Asuka goes for an arm bar but Nia pushes Asuka away. Asuka with an octopus. Asuka with a cross arm breaker into a triangle. Nia goes to the floor and swings Asuka into the ringside barrier as we go to commercial.
We are back and Asuka gets free from Nia and applies a guillotine. Nia gets a near fall. Asuka kicks Nia in the leg while Nia taunts Asuka. Nia tosses Asuka across the ring. Nia with a splash into the corner. Nia tries for a power bomb and Asuka counters with a rana for a near fall. Asuka with a back fist and back heel kick followed by a hip attack for a near fall. Nia with a power bomb for a near fall and Asuka counters into an arm bar.
Lana is put in a Kirifuda Clutch and Asuka with a hip attack to Shayna. Asuka with a sunset flip and the Asuka Lock. Shayna attacks Asuka and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Asuka (by disqualification)
Dana and Mandy attack Shayna and Nia goes after Mandy and sends her to the floor. Shayna sends Dana to the floor. Lana is in the corner and Shayna grabs her while Nia returns to destroying the table. Shayna sends Lana to the floor. Nia gets Lana on her shoulders and hasta la vista table.
— R Truth is in the Gorilla Position with Sarah and he is asked about his match in a seven way match. Truth says he is going to the ring for a camera shoot. Truth is told there will be seven people in the match and he says you can’t hit a man with a clip on tie, or is that glasses? He asks Sarah for some glasses and then he says he needs to get some glasses.
R Truth vs. Drew Gulak vs. Lince Dorado vs. Erick vs. Tucker vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Gran Metalik for the 24/7 Championship
Everyone attacks Truth as the bell rings and Tozawa with a spinning heel kick and he gets the three count while everyone else attacks each other.
Winner: Akira Tozawa (new champion)
After the match, Tozawa is announced as the winner but he goes to run but Erik rolls him up for the pin to win the title. Gulak then rolls Erik for the title change. Gulak returns to the ring but Tucker rolls him up for the pin. Gulak holds the pin to take the title back. Tucker holds that roll-up pin to take the title back. Tucker fights off Lince, then Truth drops him with a big kick. Gulak comes from behind but Truth tangles with him. Erik hits a big knee to Truth’s face. Gulak clotheslines Erik. Everyone is getting involved again as chaos breaks out. The melee ends with Metalik pinning Tucker to win the title. Lince then rolls his friend up to win the title. Lince and Metalik haves some words now. Truth comes from behind and hits the Attitude Adjustment on Metalik to take the title back. Truth runs away with the title as the other Superstars chase him.
— Retribution members make their way to the ring as we go to commercial.
Mustafa Ali vs. Ricochet
Ricochet chops Ali many times. Ricochet wants to know what is going on with Ali as he continues to chop Ali. Ricochet with a back elbow and slam. Ricochet with a snap elbow drop and he gets a near fall. Ali sends Ricochet into the turnbuckles and kicks him. Ali with a European uppercut in the corner. Ali with a clothesline for a near fall. Ali slaps Ricochet and Ricochet with a forearm. Ali with a forearm of his own and Ricochet with a chop. Ali with a kick and suplex for a near fall.
Ali with a sleeper. Ali with an elbow to the back of the head. Ali with a kick to the chest and chop. Ricochet with a back body drop. Ricochet is sent to the apron and he connects with a forearm and suplexes Ali to the apron. Ali with a knee and Ricochet blocks a suplex on the apron. Ricochet with a head scissors that sends Ali to the floor. Retribution surround Ricochet on the floor as we go to commercial.
We are back and Ali with a knee. Ali with a neck breaker for a near fall. Ricochet with a Dragon suplex. Ricochet with punches and forearms. Ricochet with a clothesline. Ricochet misses a kick and Ali with a kick and suplex attempt but Ricochet lands on his feet. Ali goes for a tornado DDT off the turnbuckles but Ricochet catches him and hits a Northern Lights suplex followed by a brainbuster for a near fall. Ricochet puts Ali on the turnbuckles and Ali with a punch but Ricochet with a forearm. Ricochet sets for a superplex and Ali rakes the eyes. Ali wiht a super Lungblower for a near fall. Ali tells Ricochet it takes many to change the world and it will not happen until you are willing to change.
Ricochet with a forearm followed by a poisonrana. Ricochet goes up top and hits a springboard twisting splash onto T-Bar, Mace, and Slapjack. Ricochet misses a Phoenix Splash and Ali with a Koji Clutch and Ricochet passes out.
Winner: Mustafa Ali
— Randy Orton is in the Gorilla Position and Adam Pearce tells Orton that will defend his title next week against Drew McIntyre. Randy wants to know why is that happening. Orton tells Pearce he does not appreciate the message and he tells Pearce to tell the staff that they can go to hell.
— Orton makes his way to the ring as we go to commercial.
Randy Orton, Miz, and John Morrison vs. Drew McIntyre, Kofi Kingston, and Xavier Woods
Morrison and Drew start things off and Morrison charges and he is met with a punch. Drew with a chop in the corner and he tags in Woods. Woods with a chop. Morrison with a shoulder tackle to Woods and Woods with a rolling elbow. Miz tags in and Kofi with a shoulder and Woods with a rollup and Kofi tags in and hits a cross body for a near fall. Kofi with a drop kick. Orton refuses to tag in so Morrison tags in and Kofi with a rollup for a near fall. Morrison with forearms and an Irish whip. Kofi with a head scissors off the turnbuckles and a running stomp. Woods with a back heel kick to Miz and Woods back drops Miz to the floor. Koif and Woods with dives to the floor.
We go to commercial while Orton sits on the announce table.
We are back and Woods with a drop kick to Miz for a near fall. Miz with an Irish whip and he runs into a boot. Woods with an Honor Roll for a near fall. Woods with an elbow to Morrison and Miz with punches and Morrison hits Woods from the apron while Orton goes to the floor. Miz holds Woods in the ropes and Morrison with a double stomp off the turnbuckles. Morrison gets a near fall and punches and kicks Woods. Morrison with a reverse chin lock. Woods with a snap mare and Morrison keeps Woods from making the tag. Woods with elbows to Morrison but Morrison continues to keep Woods from making the tag and Morrison with a Samoan drop and Miz tags in. Miz and Morrison with kicks and Miz wants Orton to tag in. Miz with a catapult into a forearm and Morrison with an elbow drop for a near fall.
Miz tags in and they hit a double gutbuster. Miz with kicks in the corner. Woods with a clothesline and both men are down. Drew and Morrison tag in and Drew with forearms and an overhead belly-to-belly suplex to Morrison and Miz. Drew with a double overhead belly-to-belly suplex to Miz and Morrison. Drew with a neck breaker to Morrison. Drew sets for the Future Shock DDT and hits it on Morrison. Drew puts Morrison in the corner and tells Randy to not be a bitch and give everyone a preview of next week.
Orton gets on the apron and he doesn’t give Drew the pleasure. Orton goes to the back with his title belt. Morrison with a rollup and his foot on the ropes but Woods breaks up the cover. Morrison with a dive to Kofi. Drew with a head butt to stop a springboard move from Morrison. Drew with a Claymore set up and he hits it for the three count.
Winners: Drew McIntyre, Xavier Woods, and Kofi Kingston
After the match, Drew, Kofi and Woods stand tall as the music hits. Orton stares Drew down from the ramp, and Drew isn’t backing down. We go to replays. RAW goes off the air with McIntyre talking trash to Orton ahead of next week’s title match as Orton stares him down.