WWE Raw Results
November 20, 2023
Grand Rapids, Michigan (Van Andel Arena)
Commentary: Michael Cole and Wade Barrett
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever. Together.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
Video Package: Highlights from the main event of last week’s Raw are shown. Finn Bálor and Damian Priest of The Judgment Day managed to retain the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship against “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes and “Main Event” Jey Uso after Drew McIntyre shockingly attacked Jey Uso. McIntyre shook hands with Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley as the show came to an end.
Drew McIntyre explains his actions
“The Scottish Warrior” Drew McIntyre is standing in the middle of the ring as we go live into the arena. The crowd is booing him. McIntyre says he’s not Dominik Mysterio. He’s earned the right to talk, and they will listen. People are feeling a certain way after what happened last week. McIntyre says he is most upset by the reaction. He’s been called a coward and a backstabber. He’s been the same person this entire time. McIntyre didn’t lie one time and isn’t now. If they’ve been paying attention to the show, it’s obvious. If you’re a fan of his, you already know. If you’ve turned on him, you were never a fan in the first place, and doesn’t give a damn what you think. McIntyre did to Jey Uso what Jey never did for him: look him in the eye before dropping his ass. Jey might think he’s owed an apology, but McIntyre never got an apology, as many didn’t, for him and his family screwing him over.
A “You suck” chant picks up. There was some collateral damage because Cody was in the match, but Rhodes brought Jey over to Raw. On SmackDown, Rhodes attacked Jimmy Uso. Some people probably told Rhodes to get over it, but it’s not possible. Jey Uso and the Bloodline cost him the biggest moment in his career at Clash at the Castle. That was in front of his family. Jey’s family took that moment from his family. Is it starting to make sense? Everyone is focused on the question of if he joined the Judgment Day. They’ve watched him since he was 22. McIntyre asks the crowd if he’s joined the Judgment Day. The crowd seems to think he has. McIntyre says they clearly don’t know him well after all these years. McIntyre says he has not joined the Judgment Day. McIntyre then reveals he’ll be on their team at WarGames. Rhea Ripley gave him something that no one else could give him in the entire world: Jey Uso in a cage. This is Jey’s warning. Whenever he sees him, he’ll drop him.
“Main Event” Jey Uso’s music hits, and McIntyre shouts that his ass belongs to him. Jey comes out to the stage and confidently makes his way down the ramp. Jey says McIntyre needs to let it go. McIntyre cost him the Tag Titles last week. They shouldn’t be talking anymore. Jey says it’s time for McIntyre to catch a beatdown… er, a “YEET-down.” The Judgment Day jumps up onto the ring apron behind McIntyre. McIntyre is waiting for Jey to get in the ring.
World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins, Sami Zayn, and “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes come out to stand with Jey. Everyone gets in the ring, and Raw General Manager Adam Pearce runs out. They’re not doing this tonight because WarGames is on Saturday. Pearce says no one is fighting. Security runs down to keep the peace. Pearce has two pieces of business. McIntyre is a member of the Judgment Day’s WarGames Team. That means the other four need a fifth team member by the end of tonight. Second… by 9 o’clock he needs to know which member of each team will fight one-on-one in the WarGames Advantage Match. The clock is ticking. They’ll pick, or Pearce will pick for them. McIntyre sneers at Jey Uso and thinks about attacking, but he thinks better of it and walks off with the Judgment Day.
Later tonight, we’ll see the WarGames Advantage Match. We’ll also see “The Man” Becky Lynch battle Xia Li. WWE Intercontinental Champion “The Ring General” Gunther will go face-to-face with The Miz.
Nia Jax makes her way to the ring. She’ll battle Raquel Rodriguez next.
The Judgment Day’s Locker Room
Finn Bálor is discussing strategy with the Judgment Day. Off to the side, Damian Priest says to Rhea Ripley that adding Drew McIntyre to the team is good business, but as the leader of the team, she should have brought it up to him. Ripley agrees, but she says it all worked out. Priest asks if it really did. Ripley says they do need to be on the same page. Priest asks where McIntyre is. Ripley says he’ll be here soon. Priest says he should be the one in the WarGames advantage match. Ripley reminds him that he just said they need to discuss it together. They’ll wait until McIntyre gets there and discuss.
Nia Jax vs. Raquel Rodriguez
The bell rings, and Rodriguez lights her up with a big boot that knocks her to the corner. Rodriguez hits some shoulder thrusts in the corner before whipping her sternum-first into the corner. Rodriguez backs up and charges, but Jax counters with a uranage. Jax kicks her and stands over her before slamming her down. Jax talks a little trash, so Rodriguez fights back. They trade punches and forearms before Rodriguez rocks her and shoulder tackles her out of the ring. Rodriguez goes to the apron and takes Jax down with a cross-body block at ringside. Rodriguez is fired up. She pulls Jax to her feet, but Jax shoves her into the barricade. Jax lifts Rodriguez and hits a modified Samoan Drop into the LED ring post!
We come back from the break to see Jax bending Rodriguez’s back against the ring post. Jax gets in the ring and pulls Rodriguez up. Rodriguez starts to fight back, but Jax cuts her off and applies a cobra clutch. Rodriguez manages to power up and has Jax on her back before her knees give out. Rodriguez holds her back in pain. Rodriguez charges and hits a pair of clotheslines that don’t take Jax down. Jax blocks a third one and knocks her back to the corner. Jax charges, but Rodriguez catches her with a hurricanrana. Rodriguez then big boots her down. Rodriguez is fired up and hits a corkscrew spinning elbow. Rodriguez sizes Jax up and lifts her, but the lower back gives out. Jax clotheslines her in the back of the head. Jax then SQUASHES her with a senton splash!
Jax pulls her to the corner for an A-Nia-Later, but Rodriguez gets up and holds Jax up for a Powerbomb attempt! Jax looks shocked, but Rodriguez’s legs give out. Jax lands full force on Rodriguez. Jax goes to the second rope for an A-Nia-Later for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Nia Jax
Later tonight, we’ll see a WarGames Advantage Match. “The Man” Becky Lynch will also finally take on Xia Li.
Video Package: Xia Li training hard for her match against Becky Lynch.
The Judgment Day’s Locker Room
Drew McIntyre saunters into the Judgment Day’s locker room and approaches Damian Priest and Rhea Ripley. McIntyre says he heard Priest wants to be in the WarGames Advantage Match. Ripley says that is true and Priest is the leader of the team. McIntyre says he should be in the match. McIntyre says he wants to be clear that he doesn’t like anyone on the Judgment Day, but he despises Jey Uso. Priest says they don’t like him either and reminds McIntyre that he cost him the World Heavyweight Championship. They decide to cool the tensions. Priest says if McIntyre wants the match, he can have it. It’s time for him to prove his worth. Priest tells McIntyre to get them the advantage. McIntyre leans in and says, “Now that’s leadership!” McIntyre leaves. Priest tells Ripley that McIntyre better get them the advantage. She says he will.
A limited number of tickets have been released for both SmackDown and Survivor Series this weekend.
Video Package: The Women’s WarGames Match at Survivor Series came together this past Friday on SmackDown.
Ruffles, the potato chip company, is sponsoring a fan vote to determine who will get the advantage in the Women’s Survivor Series WarGames Match.
“The Man” Becky Lynch makes her way to the ring. She’ll face Xia Li next.
VIP Locker Room
World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins, “Main Event” Jey Uso, Sami Zayn, and “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes are in a locker room. They’re talking about who should be in the WarGames Match. Rollins wants to be in it and will beat McIntyre again. Jey Uso interjects and says he wants McIntyre after all he said about his family. Rollins agrees to let Jey have the match. Sami Zayn asks about their fifth member. SmackDown Superstars are not off-limits. Rhodes says he has been in contact with an old friend who can help them.
NXT Women’s Champion Lyra Valkyria is at ringside for this match. She’ll defend her title against Xia Li tomorrow night.
“The Man” Becky Lynch vs. Xia Li
The bell rings, and they circle the ring. They lock up, and Lynch drives her to the corner. Li turns her around and shoves her. Lynch is not happy about that. Li strikes the midsection and applies a side headlock. Lynch whips her off, but Li shoulder tackles her down. Li hits the ropes and goes over Lynch before putting on the brakes. Li chops Lynch as she charges her. Lynch ducks a kick and trips her for a one-count. Li takes her down, but Lynch bends out of the pin. Lynch catches her with a chop and a pair of arm drags. Lynch soon knocks her out of the ring and hits a baseball slide. Lynch goes to the apron and jumps off for a diving clothesline at ringside. Lynch gets Li in the ring, but Li rolls back to ringside. Lynch follows her and avoids a kick. Lynch bounces her off the apron and gets her in the ring. Lynch avoids a shoulder thrust and kicks her. Li blocks a kick and kicks Lynch in the head. Lynch is rocked and falls to ringside.
We come back from the break to see Li applying a modified camel clutch. Lynch powers up and arm drags her off. Lynch connects with a jawbreaker and sidesteps a knee. Lynch and Li exchange punches before Lynch comes out on top. Lynch hits a spin kick to the midsection and hits the ropes. Lynch ducks a clothesline and hits a diving shoulder tackle. Lynch hits a running forearm in the corner, followed by a Bexploder. Lynch crawls over for a cover to pick up a two-count.
Lynch grabs the arm for a Dis-Arm-Her, but Li knocks her into the ropes and slings her back. Li hits a basement spin kick to the back and ribcage for a near fall. Li is frustrated that she couldn’t put Lynch away there. Li lifts Lynch, but Lynch slides off. Li gets out of a Manhandle Slam, but Lynch kicks her and takes her down for the Dis-Arm-Her. Li screams in pain, but she manages to roll onto Lynch for a two-count. Lynch goes for a reverse DDT, but Li knees her in the face. Li lifts Lynch up in the torture rack position. Li spins her before slamming her down for a near fall. Li shouts in frustration. Li looks near tears. Li charges Lynch in the corner, but Lynch puts her on the apron. Li bounces Lynch off the turnbuckle and applies a sleeper hold in the ropes. The referee counts, but Li releases before being disqualified. Li goes to the top rope, but Lynch cuts her off. Lynch punches away at Li and hits a superplex! 1… 2… Li kicks out.
Lynch gets the crowd fired up and waits for Li to get up. Lynch goes for a Manhandle Slam, but Li slides out. Li connects with a spin kick that knocks Lynch loopy. Lynch tries to fall out of the ring, but she gets caught up in the ropes, so Li has to save the spot by dumping her out of the ring, which goes against what Li should be doing. The referee checks on Lynch at ringside. Li goes outside and goes for a spin kick, but Lynch ducks and drives her hard into the ring post. Both women are down at ringside, but they manage to get back in at the count of eight. They wildly exchange punches before Lynch ducks a kick and floors her with a Manhandle Slam from out of nowhere for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: “The Man” Becky Lynch
Lynch looks fired up with the victory. Lynch looks into the crowd and sees Damage CTRL making their way to the ring. WWE Women’s Champion IO SKY, Bayley, Asuka, and Kairi Sane stare at Lynch. Charlotte Flair, Bianca Belair, and Shotzi attack them from behind. We’ve got a huge brawl in and around the ring. Security runs down to keep the order. Lynch, Belair, Flair, and Shotzi stand tall in the ring.
Ludwig Kaiser is walking backstage when Giovanni Vinci walks up to him. Vinci asks if he is ok. Kaiser says nothing is good. Kaiser didn’t appreciate how Vinci tried to get on Gunther’s good side by interfering in his match. Vinci says he’s only trying to do what is best for Imperium. Kaiser yells at him and says that Gunther made Vinci his responsibility. Kaiser tells Vinci to stay in the back as he faces Johnny Gargano. Vinci looks confused.
Johnny Gargano battles Ludwig Kaiser next.
Video Package: Zoey Stark says she is unstoppable. She will prove to the world that she is the most dominant female on the Raw roster when she beats Rhea Ripley for the Women’s World Championship this Saturday at Survivor Series.
Rhea Ripley will defend the Women’s World Championship against Zoey Stark this Saturday at Survivor Series: WarGames.
Johnny Gargano w/ Tommaso Ciampa vs. Ludwig Kaiser
The bell rings, and they lock up before Kaiser powers him to the corner. Gargano avoids a punch and hits a forearm. Gargano chops the chest, so Kaiser hooks a side headlock. Gargano goes for a whip, but Kaiser reverses it and takes him down with a shoulder tackle. Kaiser puts Gargano in the corner and chops the chest. Kaiser hits a snapmare and stomps him. Kaiser saunters around the ring and clubs the back. Kaiser punches Gargano in the corner, and Gargano stumbles to the opposite corner. Kaiser whips him to the opposite corner, but Gargano slingshots over him and soon hits a running hurricanrana. Gargano hits a dropkick and wrenches the arm. Gargano cinches it in, but Kaiser manages to escape and take him down. Kaiser chops him in the corner and charges. Gargano gets a boot up, but Kaiser blocks it. Gargano counters back with an enzuigiri. Gargano goes to the top rope, but Kaiser hits him with a kick. Gargano soon knocks him down to the mat and hits a flying hurricanrana. Kaiser is knocked to the apron, so Gargano knocks him off to the floor. Gargano goes for a suicide dive, but Kaiser punches him. Kaiser waits for Gargano to get up and hits a running European Uppercut before posing.
We come back from the break to see Kaiser punching away at Gargano on the apron. Gargano fights back with some chops and lifts him, but Kaiser slides over the top rope. Gargano shoulders him and goes for a slingshot, but Kaiser punches him out of midair and knocks him to the floor. Kaiser pulls him up on the apron and goes for a running uppercut, but Gargano takes him down with a slingshot spear.
Tommaso Ciampa gets the crowd going. Gargano hits a pair of clotheslines before taking Kaiser down and kicking him in the head. Kaiser rolls out of the ring, and Gargano wipes him out with a suicide dive. Gargano gets Kaiser in the ring and goes for a slingshot, but Kaiser catches him. Kaiser counters into a roll-up, but Gargano rolls through for a two-count. Gargano stuns him with a kick to the head and goes to the second rope for a diving flatliner to pick up a near fall. Gargano gets him on the top rope, but Kaiser fights him away. Kaiser kicks him in the face and hits a vicious discus lariat for a near fall. Kaiser is shocked.
Kaiser taunts Ciampa. The crowd chants, “Johnny Wrestling.” Gargano knocks Kaiser back and rolls him up before going for a kick, but Kaiser blocks it. Gargano stuns him with a kick and charges, but Kaiser turns him inside out with an inverted tilt-a-whirl front slam for a near fall! Wow! Kaiser lifts Gargano for his DDT, but Gargano fights back. Gargano takes him down with a head-scissor DDT! Gargano charges, but Kaiser crushes him with a rolling Death Valley Driver. Kaiser follows up with a kick to the head.
Giovanni Vinci runs down, but Kaiser shouts at him and tells him to go to the back. Gargano kicks the distracted Kaiser in the face and hits One Final Beat for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Johnny Gargano
Kaiser is irate. Vinci looks unfazed.
Earlier today, Raw General Manager Adam Pearce was receiving complaints from WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Chelsea Green and Piper Niven. Natalya and Tegan Nox, Katana Chance and Kayden Carter, and Indi Hartwell and Candice LeRae come up looking for a Tag Title Match. Maxxine Dupri and Ivy Nile also walk up. Pearce freaks out and makes a Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Match to determine the #1 Contenders. Green says she’s going to talk to Nick Aldis about this. Pearce tells her to say hi from him.
The Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Match is next.
The Judgment Day’s Locker Room
Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley and NXT North American Champion “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio are walking backstage. Ripley is furious to see Zoey Stark and Shayna Baszler in her locker room. Baszler says she’s seen enough of Ripley and walks off. Stark says Ripley is focused on so much, but she should be focused on her. Stark sarcastically compliments her on decorating the locker room with pictures and toys, but what really caught her eye was the Women’s World Championship. Stark says it will be coming home with her on Saturday. Ripley says most wouldn’t survive the stunt Stark just pulled, but she does respect her. Ripley says she’ll see her on Saturday at Survivor Series.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Chelsea Green and Piper Niven are on commentary for this next match.
#1 Contender’s Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Match
Natalya and Tegan Nox vs. Kayden Carter and Katana Chance vs. Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell vs. Maxxine Dupri and Ivy Nile
Natalya starts against Ivy Nile. They lock up and trade counters. Nile hits a backslide for a two-count. Natalya tags Tegan Nox in. Nox kicks Nile in the face for a one-count. Natalya tags back in, but Nile takes it to her and hits a running dropkick. Maxxine Dupri tags in and rolls Natalya up for a one-count. Natalya wrenches the arm, but Dupri manages to wrestle out of it and takes Natalya down. Nile tags back in and rolls Natalya up for a one-count. Natalya hits a side leg sweep and goes for a Sharpshooter. Nile kicks her off, and Indi Hartwell takes advantage by blind tagging off Natalya. Hartwell hits Nile with a scoop slam and puts her on the apron. Candice LeRae tags in. Hartwell slams her onto Nile for a two-count. LeRae fights a waistlock from Nile, and Kayden Carter tags off Nile. Chance and Carter hit an awesome double-team slam for a two-count. Hartwell runs in, but she’s dumped out of the ring. Carter hits Chance with a monkey flip into LeRae. Natalya and Nox grab them, but Chance and Carter quickly send them out of the ring. Carter hits a top rope plancha onto the other competitors at ringside. Natalya and Nox pull Chance to the floor. Nile takes them all out with a diving forearm off the apron. Dupri then goes to the second rope and hits a cross-body block onto everyone at ringside before posing.
Back from the break, Natalya hits Chance with a slam for a two-count. Natalya soon follows up with a Michinoku Driver for a near fall. Natalya puts Chance on the top rope, but Carter runs in to help. Nox knocks her out of the ring. Natalya and Nox go for a double-team superplex, but Nile runs in and slams Natalya and Nox off the ropes. Chance stays on the top rope. Carter superkicks Nile down. Chance stands on Carter’s shoulders and hits an awesome twisting splash on Natalya and Nox. 1… 2… the entire field of competitors breaks the pin up.
Everyone starts getting dumped out of the ring. Nile kicks Hartwell down. Nox head-butts Nile and gives her a front suplex onto Hartwell. Natalya soon takes Chance down and applies a Sharpshooter. Nile breaks it up with a bulldog. Dupri tags in and hits Nox with a pair of scoop slams. Dupri gyrates like Otis and hits a Caterpillar Elbow Drop! Dupri hits Nox with a vertical suplex into a bridge for a near fall. Dupri sends Nox into the corner and avalanches her. Nile tags in and dropkicks her. Dupri tags back in. Nile and Dupri hit Nox with a double-team suplex. Dupri and Nile do a double kip-up and pose. Nile goes to the apron, but Natalya pulls her down. Dupri comes off the top rope with a cross-body block on Nox, but Nox rolls through and pins her for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Natalya and Tegan Nox
Natalya and Tegan Nox are the new #1 Contenders for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship. Chelsea Green and Piper Niven are not happy.
WWE Intercontinental Champion “The Ring General” Gunther is walking backstage when he finds Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci arguing. Gunther wants an explanation. Kaiser says the person who is his responsibility was told to stay away. Kaiser says he could have beaten Johnny Gargano easily. Gunther says he thought Kaiser could uphold the prestige of the group, but maybe he put the wrong person in charge. Gunther commends Vinci on his efforts. Gunther says they can watch him handle The Miz now.
The Miz makes his way to the ring. He’ll go face-to-face with Gunther next.
We come back from the break to see a bunch of male tag teams arguing. Raw General Manager Adam Pearce comes up to them. Xavier Woods wants to know when they’re going to get their #1 Contenders Match. Pearce says they can’t do it this week, but there will be a Tag Team Turmoil Match next week with the winners facing the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions. Akira Tozawa celebrates with a Detroit Lions Legacy Championship.
Pearce tells an assistant to get SmackDown General Manager Nick Aldis in his office. Aldis appears and says he is already here. Pearce says they need to have a conversation. Aldis agrees.
Gunther and The Miz go face-to-face
The Miz is standing in the ring. Miz says before Gunther comes out here and sucks the life out of the arena, he has to say something. Miz has one word: respect. It’s respect for all the WWE Superstars and the fans for what they do. That brings him to Gunther’s lack of respect for everything Miz has done.
WWE Intercontinental Champion “The Ring General” Gunther makes his way to the ring, further disrespecting Miz by cutting him off mid-sentence. Gunther smirks at Miz and calls him “Mike.” Gunther says he wants to clarify something. It’s not a lack of respect. Gunther has zero respect for him. This sacred ring is for fighting and competition. Miz is just an entertainer. Miz rolls his eyes. Miz says Gunther is making entertaining into a negative. Miz is proud to be an entertainer. He’s a WWE Superstar because he gets it done inside the ring and out, just like all the superstars he grew up loving. They were larger than life, like Randy “Macho Man” Savage, Rick Rude, “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig, “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels, and Bret “Hit Man” Hart. Miz wanted to be the kid to get Hart’s sunglasses. They all held that prestigious title, so he strived, learned, and battled for 20 years so he could hope and pray to hold the same title that his heroes held. The reason they’re still talked about and remembered is because they’re not a one-note robot like Gunther.
Gunther chuckles and says Miz is pretty entertaining. Gunther is pretty amused by him. Miz will amuse him further. He’s been to the top of the mountain and been knocked off time and time again, but he rebuilds and adapts. That’s what makes an entertainer immortal. Miz will do whatever it takes to survive and win. That’s who he is. As for Gunther, we really don’t know much about him. Gunther has never been to the bottom. They’ll never know who he is until he hits the bottom. Then we’ll find out if Gunther deserves his respect. We’ll find out if Gunther deserves the crowd’s respect. When Gunther hits the bottom of that mountain, will he climb again or just be another cog in the machine with zero personality to invest in? This Saturday at Survivor Series, if Gunther doesn’t respect him, he’ll beat it into him and become a 9-time Intercontinental Champion.
Gunther says that was cute. Miz wants to talk a big game, so he’ll give him his point of view. Everyone here in this arena and watching at home thinks he’ll be facing The Miz on Saturday. Miz has a 20-year career, is a two-time Grand Slam Champion, and a future Hall of Famer. Gunther sees through him. Who he’s really facing on Saturday is someone who is exactly like everyone in the building. “Little” Mike Mizanin is some little weirdo who got bullied in high school for idolizing the heroes he just named. When he graduated, he pursued a WWE career and got to meet his heroes. Those heroes bullied him to show him that he didn’t belong in this sport. 20 years later and things haven’t changed. Miz doesn’t belong in this sport or in Gunther’s ring. The only place Miz belongs is behind the guardrail with the other little weirdos like him.
A “USA” chant picks up. Gunther says they are just weak and insecure like Little Mike. Gunther says Miz hasn’t been bullied enough. Gunther shoves him. Gunther challenges him to do something. Gunther keeps shoving him and slaps him in the face. Miz is getting angrier. Miz attacks Gunther, but Gunther easily big boots him down. Gunther holds Miz up and puts the Intercontinental Championship in his face. Miz hits a low blow and composes himself as Gunther yells in agony. Miz then drops The Ring General with a Skull Crushing Finale. Miz stands over Gunther and holds up the Intercontinental Championship.
“Main Event” Jey Uso is pacing backstage when World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins walks up to him. Rollins says he didn’t mean any disrespect earlier tonight. Jey belongs in the WarGames Advantage Match. Jey knows what it’s like to be in WarGames and win. Rollins tells him to get the advantage and comes back in one piece. They need him. Jey says he’s got him and says, “YEET!”
“Main Event” Jey Uso will battle Drew McIntyre in a WarGames Advantage Match.
Shinsuke Nakamura makes his way to the ring. He’ll face Chad Gable next.
The commentators talk about WrestleMania Week 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Video: Ivar and Valhalla are shown. Valhalla says “Big” Bronson Reed will lose his hand if he sticks it in a wolf’s mouth. Ivar says the earth will shake when he challenges Reed to a match.
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Chad Gable w/ Otis, Akira Tozawa, and Maxxine Dupri
The bell rings, and Gable goes for a waistlock. Nakamura tries to twist out, but Gable controls him. Nakamura gets to his feet, but Gable hits a waistlock takeover. Nakamura fights up again and goes for a triangle, but Gable blocks it. Gable hits a pair of arm drags. Nakamura applies a head-scissor, but Gable gets out. Nakamura quickly kicks him down. Nakamura kicks and knees Gable in the corner. Nakamura puts a foot on Gable’s throat and hits Good Fibrations. Gable fights up and hits a dragon screw. Gable charges, but Nakamura puts him on the top rope. Nakamura kicks him in the face and grabs him, but Gable hits an armbar over the top rope. Gable jumps over Nakamura and mocks Nakamura’s, “COME ON!” Gable hits an overhead belly-to-belly suplex over the top rope! Gable then wipes Nakamura out with a cannonball off the apron.
We come back from the break to see Gable hit the ropes, but Nakamura turns him inside out with a kitchen sink knee to the midsection. During the commercial, Nakamura kicked away at Gable. Back to live action, Nakamura lays Gable across the top rope and knees him in the ribs for a two-count. Nakamura applies a rear chin lock, but Gable fights up. Gable punches out, but Nakamura knees him. They trade blows before Gable comes out on top. Gable shushes him and hits a rolling neckbreaker for a two-count.
Gable pulls Nakamura up for Chaos Theory, but Nakamura elbows out. Nakamura elbows him in the corner and kicks him. Nakamura has him sitting on the middle rope and hits a sliding German Suplex. Nakamura goes to the second rope for a diving knee. 1… 2… Gable kicks out. Nakamura sneers in fury. Nakamura goes for a back suplex, but Gable lands on his feet. Gable quickly picks the ankle and applies an ankle lock. Nakamura twists out and sort of kicks him away. Gable hits a hangman’s DDT before going to the top rope for a diving head-butt. Gable covers for a near fall. Gable is measuring Nakamura up. Gable pulls him to the corner, but Nakamura holds on. Nakamura pulls the turnbuckle pad off and gets out of Chaos Theory. Nakamura takes Gable down and charges for a Kinshasa, but Gable counters with Chaos Theory for a near fall. Nakamura fights out of a second, but Gable spikes him on his head with a full nelson suplex! Wow!
Gable goes to the top rope for a moonsault, but Nakamura gets a boot up. Nakamura turns him inside out with a reverse exploder. Nakamura goes for a Kinshasa, but Gable takes him down for an ankle lock. Nakamura pushes him toward the corner with the exposed turnbuckle. Gable puts the brakes on before hitting. Nakamura takes Gable down and rolls him up for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Shinsuke Nakamura
Drew McIntyre is walking backstage when the Judgment Day walks up to him. Damian Priest gets in his face. McIntyre says he doesn’t need their help. Priest says they weren’t offering. Rhea Ripley wishes him luck. McIntyre says he won’t just win the advantage. He’ll take Jey Uso out as well. McIntyre walks off. Priest says he better do it.
Drew McIntyre makes his way to the ring. He’ll face “Main Event” Jey Uso in a WarGames Advantage Match next.
“War Pigs” by Black Sabbath is the official theme song of Survivor Series.
“Big” Bronson Reed says Ivar is not a warrior. He’s a cosplayer. Reed accepts the challenge for next week. Ivar won’t survive the Tsunami or Reed.
The commentators run down the Survivor Series: WarGames card for this Saturday in Chicago.
Video: The violence of the WarGames Match
“Main Event” Jey Uso is getting fired up. Sami Zayn and World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins get him fired up. Jey goes off. “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes comes up to them and asks if they have a fifth member. They don’t. Rhodes says his old friend picked up the phone… and he’s in! They’re all happy.
WarGames Advantage Match
Drew McIntyre vs. “Main Event” Jey Uso
The bell rings, and they stare at each other. They’re fired up. They exchange punches before Jey goes to the midsection. Jey uppercuts him, and McIntyre goes to the corner. McIntyre reverses a whip to the opposite corner, but Jey puts the brakes on and punches him back. McIntyre reverses a whip to the opposite corner again. Jey goes for a slingshot, but McIntyre kicks him in the ribs. McIntyre mounts Jey and punches away at him before stomping the face. McIntyre looks down at Jey and punches him in the jaw. McIntyre waits for him to get up. Jey punches him back, but McIntyre reverses a whip and hits a back elbow for a two-count. McIntyre stomps the side of the head. McIntyre sends him into the ropes, but Jey ducks a clothesline and holds the ropes. Jey sends McIntyre over the top rope and hits a suicide dive. Jey pulls McIntyre up and sends him headfirst into the LED ring post.
We come back from the break to see McIntyre stomping away at Jey in the corner. McIntyre angrily stares down at the man he blames the majority of his troubles on. McIntyre pulls him to his feet and chops the chest. McIntyre rips the “YEET” shirt off and chops him. Jey fires back with some right hands. McIntyre quickly cuts him off and punches him. Jey reverses a whip to the corner and charges, but McIntyre puts him on the apron. Jey kicks McIntyre back and goes to the top rope for a diving cross-body block to pick up a near fall.
McIntyre rolls out of the ring to recover. Jey hits the ropes and goes for a suicide dive, but McIntyre punches him in the face before he dives. McIntyre lifts him and drives him into the barricade before driving him into the LED ring apron. McIntyre drives him into the barricade again and puts him near the ring post. McIntyre drives his foot into Jey’s head and digs it into the ring post! McIntyre gets in the ring and looks down at his prey. McIntyre talks trash to him. Jey soon responds with a slap to the face. Jey goes for a kick, but McIntyre blocks it. McIntyre spins him, but Jey kicks him in the head.
Jey goes to the apron and shoulders McIntyre in the midsection a few times. Jey goes for a slingshot shoulder tackle, but McIntyre knocks him to the floor with a Glasgow Kiss. McIntyre pulls him up and lifts him at ringside. McIntyre then slings Jey over the commentary table.
Back from the final break of the evening, Jey jumps over McIntyre, who hits the ring post shoulder-first. McIntyre is in pain. Jey lays in some right hands. Every punch results in the crowd shouting, “YEET!” McIntyre reverses a whip, but Jey gets out of a slam and kicks him. Jey uppercuts him and hits a Samoan Drop for a near fall.
Jey takes a moment to recover. McIntyre lifts him, but Jey slides off and sends him to the apron. McIntyre strikes him down and goes to the top rope. McIntyre dives, but Jey moves. Jey charges, but McIntyre hits a neckbreaker. McIntyre kips up and looks deadly serious. Jey is slowly getting to his feet in the corner. McIntyre counts down for a Claymore Kick and charges, but Jey superkicks him down for a near fall. Jey cannot believe it.
Jey heads to the top rope, but McIntyre crotches him up there. McIntyre pulls him down and hits a Future Shock DDT. 1… 2… 3… The Judgment Day will have the advantage in WarGames!
Winner by Pinfall: Drew McIntyre
Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley appears at ringside. Ripley tells McIntyre to finish Jey Uso off. McIntyre punches away at Jey and clears the commentary table. Jey fights back and punches McIntyre away. Jey grabs a chair, but Damian Priest, Dominik Mysterio, JD McDonagh, and Finn Bálor take him out.
“The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes, World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins, and Sami Zayn run down with steel chairs. They lay in vicious shots to the spines of the Judgment Day. The Judgment Day quickly clears the ring. McIntyre wasn’t hit.
Rhodes says he’s so glad that Judgment Day has the advantage. They have a star the caliber of McIntyre with them. However, his team is not alone. They have a fifth member. It’s someone Rhodes has a Legacy with. The crowd roars. Rhodes says they’re looking at them like they’re prey, but with them is the Apex Predator. The people know who it is. The crowd is buzzing and chanting, “Randy!” Rhodes says they’re not just hearing voices in their head. The people are right.
The fifth member is Randy Orton, but he doesn’t appear, and they don’t actually say his name.
Quick Match Results
— Nia Jax def. Raquel Rodriguez
— “The Man” Becky Lynch def. Xia Li
— Johnny Gargano def. Ludwig Kaiser
— Natalya and Tegan Nox def. Kayden Carter and Katana Chance, Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell, and Maxxine Dupri and Ivy Nile in a WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship #1 Contender’s Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Match
— Shinsuke Nakamura def. Chad Gable
— Drew McIntyre def. “Main Event” Jey Uso in a WarGames Advantage Match
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