WWE RAW Results
October 31, 2016
Commentary: Michael Cole, Byron Saxton and Corey Graves
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
Goldberg’s music hits, and the arena immediately starts chanting his name. Goldberg is seen walking backstage and then makes his unique entrance. The crowd showers him with praise and Goldberg chants as he comes down the ramp and gets in the ring. Goldberg looks genuinely moved by the reaction. Goldberg says, “OK! Brock Lesnar… three weeks…”
“Ladies and gentlemen…” Paul Heyman comes out to loud boos from the crowd. “Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman, and my client is not appreciative of you chanting the name Goldberg.” A louder “Goldberg” chant fires up. Goldberg gets on the second turnbuckle and cups his ears. Heyman says the crowd is pissing him off. Heyman starts in front of the ring and says he has all the respect in the world for Goldberg and his abilities. Heyman says he is not a physical threat to Goldberg, which is why he is somewhat comfortable with honoring his client’s wishes and getting into the ring with him. Surely Mr. Goldberg does not think he came here tonight without significant backup. Heyman stands on the apron, and Goldberg looks excited. Heyman slowly gets into the ring and says he’ll probably make Goldberg, the crowd, and Goldberg’s family very happy. His client isn’t just a “beast”… he’s an impatient “beast.” Goldberg is 1-0 against his client, but his client conquers streaks. Just ask The Undertaker, which is why his client has decided to not wait until Sunday, November 20. Goldberg takes off his leather jacket. Lesnar is not going to wait until Survivor Series. His client wants to face Goldberg face-to-face right here! Heyman then introduces Brock Lesnar.
Brock Lesnar’s music hits, and the crowd gives it a massive pop. Lesnar doesn’t come out, and Heyman is seen laughing in the corner of the ring. Heyman points at Goldberg and says, “Gotcha!” Heyman says he got everyone in the crowd, at home, and Goldberg. Goldberg’s son is seen at ringside. Heyman says his son has a look of disappointment on his face, but he’s seen smiling. Heyman says Goldberg will be beaten, victimized, and conquered by Brock… Heyman starts to back up as Goldberg begins to approach him. Heyman begs him off.
Rusev’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring. Goldberg starts bouncing back and forth in anticipation. Rusev gets in the ring and stares at Goldberg. The crowd chants, “We want Lana.” Rusev asks who Goldberg thinks he is. Goldberg says, “I’m Goldberg, boy!” A loud “Goldberg” chant fires up. Rusev says he knows his name. Goldberg thinks he’s some kind of a superhero, but Rusev doesn’t think he has it anymore. Goldberg is out here crying about children. Goldberg isn’t a superhero because there is no such thing. Rusev says Goldberg hasn’t been in the ring in a very long time and used to watch him throw guys around in WCW. Goldberg had the Jackhammer and the Spear. Those two moves require a lot of strength and explosiveness, but it doesn’t look like Goldberg has either of those attributes. Rusev also doesn’t think Goldberg has the heart in him to get beat down and keep fighting. It’s easy to come out here and talk trash about people who aren’t here. Rusev then taunts the crowd by saying Lesnar isn’t here. Rusev says he is a super-athlete and sees Goldberg shaking. Rusev crushes weaklings.
Rusev punches Goldberg, but he stares right back at him! Goldberg grabs Rusev and starts kneeing him before losing his footing and falling a bit. Goldberg regains his footing and lays him out with a Jackhammer! Goldberg celebrates… and then turns around and spears Heyman down! Goldberg celebrates before leaving the ring.
Still photos are shown of the Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins Hell in a Cell match rom last night. Owens defeated Rollins with a major assist from Jericho. Jericho then laid Rollins out with a Codebreaker.
Later tonight, Mick Foley will have a Survivor Series address. Coming up next, Enzo Amore will take on Luke Gallows in a Trick or Street Fight Match.
Twitter photos are shown of various fans dressed up as their favorite WWE Superstars for Halloween. The ringside area is surrounded by Halloween themed objects such as a tub of apples, carved pumpkins on the apron, skeletons, and bowls of candy.
Anderson and Gallows make their entrance first.
Enzo and Big Cass make their entrance. Enzo is dressed as Buzz Lightyear, and Big Cass is dressed as Woody from “Toy Story.” Enzo does his usual shtick before they get in the ring. Last night at Hell in a Cell, Andy and the Big Gal gave him the Magic Killer. Enzo says to Big Cass that he has a friend in him. Tonight in the Trick or Street Fight Match, they’re not handing out candy. If they were, they’d give them lollipops because they both suck. All they’re getting are beat downs. Enzo is going to give Big Gal a beating to infinity and beyond. Enzo pulls Big Cass’ string, and he repeats Woody’s line by saying, “There’s a snake in my boots!” Big Cass wants to see if he has the malted balls to face Enzo or are they just candy corns? Enzo will prove there is only one word to describe him: S-A-W-F-T!
Trick or Street Fight Match
Luke Gallows w/ Karl Anderson vs. Enzo Amore w/ Big Cass
Enzo hits the ropes, and Gallows turns him inside out with a shoulder block. Gallows sends him outside the ring and punches him before putting him back in the ring. Gallows pushes some pumpkins, and Enzo gives him a baseball slide. Enzo takes a skeleton decoration and smashes it against him. Enzo buries his face in the tub of apples, and Gallows comes out with an apple in his mouth. Enzo then punches him, which causes the apple to go flying. Enzo says, “Hey, break a leg pal,” and breaks the skeleton’s leg over his midsection.
We come back from the break to see Gallows send Enzo into the barricade. Gallows goes for a big boot, but Enzo moves. Enzo picks up a pail of candy, but Gallows punches him down. Gallows slams Enzo off the table and rubs the innards of a pumpkin on his face. Gallows slams the pumpkin off him and puts him in the ring for a short-arm clothesline. Gallows takes a haunted gate decoration and smashes a candy corn colored kendo stick off him. Gallows cracks the stick on him again and gets him to his feet. Gallows puts him in the corner, but Enzo moves. Enzo throws a few pumpkins at him until Gallows takes his head off with a kendo stick. Gallows sends him into the ropes, but Enzo comes back with a dropkick to the knees. Enzo then gives him a facebuster on the kendo stick. Enzo picks up a pie, but Anderson gets on the apron and grabs him. Enzo smashes the pie into his face. Big Cass then gives Anderson a big boot off the apron through a table! Gallows picks up a pumpkin and has it held near his groin when Enzo kicks him. Big Cass puts a pumpkin on his head, and Enzo gives him a DDT off the top rope for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Enzo Amore
Match Rating: * 1/2
An ambulance is seen in the parking garage. Paul Heyman was allegedly loaded inside it after the spear from Goldberg. The ambulance then drives off.
Brian Kendrick is walking backstage. He’ll defend his newly won Cruiserweight Championship against former champion T.J. Perkins, next.
Footage is shown from last night’s Hell in a Cell event when Brian Kendrick defeated T.J. Perkins for the title after faking a knee injury.
Brian Kendrick comes out with a microphone. Kendrick reminded everyone last night that nice guys finish last. It wouldn’t be very nice to call everyone “suckers,” but they couldn’t believe that he really wanted Perkins to let him win. Kendrick says he doesn’t need anyone to let him win. It was psychology and mind games. He knew he could play on Perkins’ sympathies. Sympathetic people are weak-minded. All he had to do was tug on his heart-strings and drum up some emotions by reminding him that they were friends. Eventually he’d crack. When he faked the injury at Hell in a Cell, that was the opening he needed. Now we’re here. Tonight, he’s getting his rematch. Kendrick can see he looks fired up. Kendrick hopes he has a plan for winning the title back because he has a plan on how he’s going to keep it.
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match
T.J. Perkins vs. Brian Kendrick (c)
Kendrick goes for a handshake, but Perkins doesn’t give it to him. The bell rings, and Perkins takes him down with a running dropkick. Perkins lays him out with a Detonation Kick for a near fall. Perkins grabs at Kendrick, but he’s on the apron, so the referee backs him up.
We come back from the break to see Kendrick elbow Perkins in the head. Kendrick goes for a back suplex, but Perkins flips through and lands on his feet before giving him a dropkick. Perkins ducks a pair of clotheslines before hitting a wheelbarrow bulldog. Perkins charges, but Kendrick drops him on the apron. Perkins shoulder him back and gives him a springboard dropkick to the back of the head. Perkins hits a double chickenwing into a gut-buster for a near fall. Perkins immediately applies the TJP Special, but Kendrick gets to the bottom rope. Perkins gives him a scoop slam and goes to the top rope. Kendrick quickly crotches him up there and goes for a superplex, but Perkins fights him off. Perkins then nearly kills himself by giving him a flying hurricanrana onto the apron and to the floor! Slow motion replays show Perkins dangerously sandwiched his neck on the apron. That could have been bad. Perkins beats the count, but Kendrick declines and gets counted out to save his title.
Winner by Count-Out: T.J. Perkins
Brian Kendrick is still the WWE Cruiserweight Champion
Match Rating: * 1/2
Perkins attacks Kendrick going up the ramp and applies the TJP Special at ringside. Kendrick screams in pain and taps in submisison. Referees pull Perkins off.
Mick Foley is backstage to a stagehand and talks about how the barbed wire bat on “The Walking Dead” was stolen from him. Braun Strowman then grabs Foley by the shoulder. Strowman says he wants to be part of Team RAW at Survivor Series. He’s destroyed two men and then three men. Foley knows what he’s capable of. Strowman says he wants real competition. Foley better give him what he wants or he’ll destroy half the roster. Foley asks if that threat is supposed to scare him because it’s working. Foley can’t give him what he wants because he’s threatening him because that would send out a bad message. There’s a battle royal happening tonight. The winner will become part of Team RAW and face Team Smackdown Live at Survivor Series. Strowman has competition and can earn a shot at being on Team RAW. Foley wishes him a Happy Halloween, and Strowman walks off. Foley will give a Survivor Series address, next.
Mick Foley makes a Survivor Series Address
Mick Foley’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring to a nice reception from the crowd. Foley shows off his Jack O’Lantern shirt while he walks to the ring. The crowd chants his name. Foley says last night, Monday Night RAW had a “hell” of a night. We got a new Cruiserweight Champion, a triple main event, and a first-ever women’s Hell in a Cell match featuring Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks. Foley says he’s proud of everyone for working their butts off except Chris Jericho and his best friend, the WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens. While everything they did to Seth Rollins was technically legal inside Hell in a Cell, it left a bad taste in his mouth.
Kevin Owens’ music hits, and the WWE Universal Champion makes his way to the ring alongside his best friend, Chris Jericho. They get in the ring, and there is a loud “Y2J” chant. Owens laughs about leaving a bad taste in Foley’s mouth. Owens asks what they did that was so wrong. Was it the fact that he walked out champion and not his number one draft pick? Maybe it’s the fact that his best friend, Chris Jericho, out-smarted Foley and got in the cell. Owens knows what it is. It’s the fact that last night, he is the one who made history by stealing the show in the main event and becoming the first man ever to successfully defend the WWE Universal Champion inside Hell in a Cell. Last night was the Kevin Owens Show whether he likes it or not. Jericho says his best friend makes a very good point and calls Foley, “Mick Pumpkins.” They showed Foley what a real team can do. They showed why they need to be the anchors of Team RAW at Survivor Series. Foley says if it were any other show except Survivor Series where Team RAW takes on Team Smackdown Live, the situation would be different. Foley says he needs them both on Team RAW. Owens laughs and mentions Foley says he needs them. They are the absolute top two guys on RAW. Owens knows Foley hates to need them because he’s jealous of him. Foley is jealous because in his first Hell in a Cell match, he walked out a winner while Foley made a name for himself in Hell in a Cell matches by being a giant loser. Jericho mentions Foley lost four Hell in a Cell matches. Owens says the last one he lost to Triple H. Jericho says that match happened right here in stinky Hartford, Connecticut. Owens calls the place a dump.
Foley says he has an issue with Owens because he has the talent to win the match on his own. Owens is happy he walked out a winner, but he could have walked out as a legend. Instead they made a mockery of the cell. Jericho asks if he’s mad that he locked the cell and twirled the key around. Foley asks if they think that eighteen years from now the WWE Network will be showing video packages of Kevin Owens as the victor and Jericho twirling the key around. Jericho says it was “The Key of Jericho” and says, “Lock it in, man!” Foley says Jericho thinks this is a joke. Foley doesn’t like needing them, but he checked his ego at the door when he became General Manager. Stephanie McMahon didn’t want them both. Stephanie wanted Owens and not Jericho. Stephanie was incensed. Foley had to stop her from suspending Jericho on the spot because he knew that anyone smart enough to ruin the integrity of the cell was smart enough and devious enough to help Team RAW win at Survivor Series. Foley says he needs them, but he needs more than the two of them. Foley needs “the guy.” The crowd is already booing because they know who it is.
Roman Reigns’ music hits, and he comes out to the stage. Owens and Jericho don’t look very pleased. Reigns slowly makes his way to the ring and gets in. The crowd is loudly booing him. Reigns asks why they’re so mad. Reigns thanks Foley for the vote of confidence. A loud “Roman sucks” chant fires up. Foley says his wife loves him. Reigns says, “Happy Halloween to y’all, too.” Reigns says Foley is in the Halloween spirit with Spongebob Squarepants and Patrick. Jericho says Reigns isn’t wearing a Halloween costume. Reigns says he was going to be a “stupid idiot,” but they were out of Jericho costumes. Jericho asks if he knows what happens when you insult him on Halloween. The crowd is buzzing, but Jericho says no one is worthy of being on his list. Jericho says he’s from Canada and doesn’t care about the United States, but he’d be a better US Champion than him. Owens says Jericho is right. Jericho says he could take the US Title away from him tonight if he wanted. Jericho says Reigns is probably too beat up from the Hell in a Cell match against Rusev, so he probably can’t compete because he’s too sore. Reigns says his body hurts, but he’d never pass up the opportunity to shut his mouth. Foley makes it official: Chris Jericho versus Roman Reigns tonight, right here in Hartford, Connecticut! Jericho is not happy about this.
A video package is shown highlighting the first-ever women’s Hell in a Cell match. It was also the first time women have ever main evented a WWE PPV. Charlotte Flair defeated Sasha Banks to win the RAW Women’s Championship.
Charlotte Flair will be live on RAW tonight to address her championship victory.
Sami Zayn makes his entrance. The Battle Royal is next.
More photos are shown of fans dressed as their favorite WWE Superstars.
Battle Royal – Winner becomes part of Team RAW at Survivor Series
Sami Zayn vs. Curtis Axel vs. Neville vs. Titus O’Neil vs. Jinder Mahal vs. Darren Young vs. Sheamus vs. Cesaro vs. Bo Dallas vs. Goldust vs. R-Truth
Titus O’Neil poses for the crowd, and the entire ring attacks him. A brawl then breaks out. R-Truth jumps on Strowman’s back. Goldust and Zayn try to punch him, but Strowman shoves them off before eliminating R-Truth. Strowman then takes out Dallas. The ring starts to concentrate on Strowman. Cesaro uppercuts him, and Zayn delivers a Helluva Kick. Sheamus connects with a Brogue Kick that sends Strowman through the middle rope. Strowman must go over the top rope, so he is not eliminated.
We come back from the break to see Sheamus drop Mahal on the apron. Mahal punches him back, so Cesaro eliminates him with an uppercut. Young almost eliminates Cesaro, but Sheamus saves him by clotheslining Young over the top rope. Strowman shoves Cesaro to the corner and avalanches him. Axel punches away at Strowman. Strowman kicks him, picks him up, and throws him over the top rope onto Mahal and Young! O’Neil throws Zayn against the ropes. Zayn gets him on the apron and eliminates him with a Helluva Kick. Cesaro then eliminates Goldust. Sheamus tries to eliminate Cesaro, but Cesaro turns it around and dumps him out of the ring. Sheamus is furious. Strowman then eliminates Cesaro. Cesaro and Sheamus argue at ringside. Neville attacks Strowman with a barrage of kicks before Strowman viciously turns him inside out with a shoulder block. Strowman picks him up and unceremoniously dumps him over the top rope.
It’s down to Strowman and Zayn. The crowd chants for Zayn. Zayn sidesteps an avalanche and punches away at him. Strowman pushes him off, but Zayn keeps coming back with punches. Finally, Strowman clotheslines him down. Strowman avalanches him in the corner and stares down at him. Strowman scoops him up and tries to throw him over, but Zayn holds onto him. Zayn nearly pulls Strowman over the top rope, but Strowman regains his footing and eliminates Zayn to win the match and join Team RAW!
Winner of the Battle Royal: Braun Strowman
Match Rating: * 1/2
Braun Strowman joins Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho, and Roman Reigns on Team RAW. Team RAW will face Team Smackdown Live at Survivor Series.
Roman Reigns will defend his WWE United States Championship against Chris Jericho later tonight.
The Makeover from Emma to Emmalina will premiere soon.
Corey Graves is in a Jack O’Lantern themed suit. Byron Saxton is dressed in feet pajamas. It’s National Sandwich Day.
Big E is seen backstage dressed as Kama Mustafa from the Nation of Domination. Xavier Woods is dressed as Papa Shango. Kofi Kingston is dressed as The Godfather. Kingston talks about losing Francesca II. Woods says her sister will be here soon. Kingston says they’re heading to Survivor Series. It’ll be the one time Smackdown and RAW go head-to-head. They’re the Tag Team Captains. When RAW and Smackdown compete, it’ll be the Power of Positivity versus… Woods doesn’t watch the show. Kingston talks about Rhyno and Heath Slater. Big E says they’ll be facing cheese and crackers. Kingston brings up the Hype Bros and how annoying they are. They don’t get booty… they stay booty! They then run through the rest of the teams before saying that American Alpha is really good. Woods has nothing bad to say about them. When RAW and Smackdown Live compete, it doesn’t matter who it is because their team shall overcome. New Day Rocks!
Rich Swann, Lince Dorado, and Cedric Alexander make their entrances. They’ll be in action, next.
Rich Swann, Lince Dorado, and Cedric Alexander vs. Tony Nese, Drew Gulak, and Ariya Daivari
They shake hands. Lince Dorado will start against Ariya Daivari. Daivari punches him down, but Dorado comes back with a running hurricanrana. Dorado is sent into the ropes, but he takes him out with a springboard cross-body block for a two count. Dorado then lays him out with a wheel kick. Rich Swann is tagged in, and he wrenches the arm. Cedric Alexander is tagged back in, and he attacks the arm. Daivari powers him to the corner and tags in Drew Gulak. Gulak punches him before hitting a northern lights suplex for a two count. Alexander comes back with a head-scissor takeover and a dropkick. Tony Nese quickly tags in and kicks away at him. Alexander elbows him and hits the ropes, but Daivari distracts him. Nese clips the legs and gives him a wheelbarrow into the barricade. The two teams bark at each other at ringside. Nese puts Alexander back in the ring for a one count. Nese stomps him before applying a chin lock. Nese gets him up and slams him down. Daivari tags in and drops some elbows for a two count. Daivari applies a chin lock, but Alexander comes back with a vicious handspring kick to the face. Gulak tags in and knocks Dorado and Swann off the apron. Alexander then hits him with a back body drop.
Swann tags in, as does Nese. Swann hits a pair of clotheslines, a kick to the midsection, and a double stomp to the back. Nese quickly kicks him in the face, but Swann takes him out with a pop-up hurricanrana. Swann then hits a rolling thunder frog splash, but Gulak and Daivari break it up. Dorado and Alexander take them out of the ring. Alexander hits Gulak with a diving summersault plancha while Dorado hits an Asai Moonsault on Daivari. Nese punches Swann and rolls him up with a handful of tights, but he kicks out. Swann kicks him in the face and picks up the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Rich Swann, Lince Dorado, and Cedric Alexander
Match Rating: * 3/4
Charlotte Flair will be out to talk about her victory inside Hell in a Cell, next.
Replays are shown of Goldberg giving Rusev a Jackhammer before giving Paul Heyman a spear. They removed the footage of him falling a bit.
Charlotte Flair talks about her victory at Hell in a Cell
Charlotte Flair makes her entrance on a throne carried by four servants. The crowd boos her as she stands in the ring. Charlotte says she single-handedly made history last night when she walked into the first-ever women’s Hell in a Cell match and walked out the three-time Women’s Champion. The biggest mistake of Sasha’s career was getting off that stretcher. Charlotte says there is nothing wrong with losing. Sasha pushed her to her limits. Charlotte tells the peasants to hail the queen. Charlotte says Sasha is like every other woman in WWE – she’s playing second place. Charlotte says, “Learn to love it, peasants.” That brings her to Survivor Series. The Queen will captain Team RAW to victory over Team Smackdown Live. Nikki Bella is the captain of Smackdown Live. Charlotte says she put her on the shelf for a year. If Nikki gets in her way, she’ll put her on the shelf forever because she is the best in this business. This title says so. Charlotte directs that line toward Smackdown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch, Alexa Bliss, and Carmella.
The weak link on her team is Bayley. Charlotte wants to address her, and she calls her out. Bayley makes her entrance and says she’s glad Charlotte called her out. A “Bayley” chant fires up. Bayley says last night Hell in a Cell, Charlotte and Sasha gave her goosebumps. It made her emotional watching it. When they were in NXT, the thought of competing at that level was a dream. Charlotte and Sasha made it a reality. Bayley congratulates Charlotte on winning the Women’s Championship. Charlotte laughs and says she would say thank you, but while Bayley is dreaming, she’s achieving. Bayley has known Charlotte for a long time and success has gone to her head. Charlotte is the biggest jerk. She’d never want to be a champion like her. Charlotte says she’ll never be a champion like her because she’ll never be her. When will Bayley realize this isn’t NXT anymore. When she looks at Bayley, she doesn’t know if she sees a competitor or a glorified fan wearing a Halloween costume. Your team is only as strong as the weakest link, so we’ll see how strong she is when she faces her Survivor Series teammate.
Bayley says everyone is tired of hearing her talk. Bayley says she probably wants her to face Dana Brooke, but she beat her last night. Charlotte says she doesn’t want her to face Dana. Her opponent is… Nia Jax! Bayley looks a little concerned. This match is next.
Charlotte Flair will be on commentary with Dana Brooke standing behind her.
Bayley vs. Nia Jax
The bell rings. They lock up, and Jax immediately powers her down. Bayley applies a waistlock, but Jax rips her off. Bayley applies a side headlock, but Jax throws her off. Bayley grabs the arm and wrenches it. Bayley twists it around the middle rope, but this only serves to anger Jax. Bayley ducks some clotheslines, but Jax comes right back with a shoulder-breaker. Jax avalanches her in the corner before throwing her across the ring. Jax stomps her before sending her to the opposite corner. Jax avalanches her again, but Bayley boots her in the face. Bayley bounces her off the top rope a few times, but Jax quickly throws her off. Jax then applies the bear hug. Bayley soon elbows out and applies a guillotine choke. Jax powers her into the corner, but Bayley keeps it on. Jax tries to counter with a suplex, but Bayley lands on her feet and kicks away at her before hitting a pair of dropkicks, but Jax doesn’t go down. Bayley ducks a clothesline and dropkicks her in the knee before giving her a bulldog. Bayley shoulders her in the corner, but Jax viciously avalanches her down. Jax fakes a leg drop, but she instead pulls her to the corner. Jax gets on the second rope. Bayley gets up and goes for a Bayley-To-Belly off the middle rope, but Jax shoves her to the floor. Jax attacks her at ringside and puts her in the ring. Bayley kicks her, but Jax flattens her with a Samoan Drop for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Nia Jax
Match Rating: *
Still photos are shown of Roman Reigns vs. Rusev inside Hell in a Cell last night.
Roman Reigns will defend the WWE United States Championship against Chris Jericho later tonight.
Coming up next, Cesaro and Sheamus will be in a tag team match. They’re still arguing about the Battle Royal.
Sheamus and Cesaro vs. The Shining Stars
Primo rolls up Sheamus for a two count while he was arguing with Cesaro. Primo ducks a clothesline and connects with a head-scissor takeover. Sheamus quickly gets him up on his shoulders. Cesaro tags in. Sheamus hits a rolling senton, and Cesaro follows up with a double stomp for a two count. Cesaro connects with two running uppercuts. The crowd chants, “Shame” at Sheamus. Cesaro goes for a swing, but Primo gets to the bottom rope. Primo drops him on the apron, but Cesaro punches him back. Cesaro knocks Epico off the apron, but Primo comes right back by dropkicking him to the floor. Epico tags in and puts him back in the ring before punching away at him. Primo tags back in, and he avalanches him against the ropes. Primo shoulders him in the corner before Epico tags in. Epico dropkicks him for a two count. Epico applies a front facelock, but Cesaro fights up. Cesaro catches him with a sunset flip, but Epico tags in Primo. They sandwich Cesaro with a double dropkick. Cesaro soon sidesteps an avalanche.
Sheamus and Epico are tagged in. Sheamus clotheslines him twice before punching Primo off the apron. Sheamus then gives Epico the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán before powering him back into the ring. Sheamus goes to apply the Cloverleaf. Primo comes off the top rope, and Cesaro uppercuts him out of mid-air. Epico then taps out.
Winners by Pinfall: Sheamus and Cesaro
Match Rating: * 1/4
Coming up next, Roman Reigns will defend the WWE United States Championship against Chris Jericho.
A vignette is shown of The Golden Truth visiting a haunted house. Both guys freak out over the scares contained inside.
Chris Jericho is backstage talking about his accomplishments. Kevin Owens walks up to him and pats him on the back when he says, “United States Champion.” Jericho says since they’re best friends, after tonight they’ll be the WWE Universal Champion and the WWE United States Champion at the same time. The only thing standing in his way is that greasy, American muttonhead Roman Reigns. Owens says he’ll beat him and take the US Title. They’ll take it back to Canada and make it better. It’ll be the Canadian Title. Jericho says he needs something from Owens. Owens says he has his back after what he did at Hell in a Cell.
Monday Night RAW will be in Glasgow, Scotland next week.
WWE United States Championship Match
Chris Jericho w/ Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns (c)
They circle the ring before Jericho throws his scarf in Reigns’ face. Jericho punches away at him and chops the chest. Reigns reverses a whip and takes him down with a back elbow. Reigns punches him down and head-butts him. Reigns applies a side headlock, but Jericho whips him off. Reigns quickly floors him with a shoulder block. Reigns shakes his shoulder in pain. Jericho tries for a hip toss, but Reigns blocks it. Reigns then hits a hip toss. Jericho quickly pokes him in the eye and clotheslines him down. Jericho kicks him in the chest and punches away at him. Jericho slaps him in the face a few times, so Reigns slaps him back. Reigns hits the ropes, but Jericho dropkicks him down. Jericho goes to the top rope and poses for the crowd. Reigns quickly cuts him off and punches away at him. Jericho blocks a superplex and punches him down. Jericho connects with a cross-body block for a two count. Jericho hits the ropes, but Reigns floors him with a right hand. Reigns punches away at him before sending him into the ropes. Jericho holds on, so Reigns clotheslines him over the top rope. Reigns backs Owens up before bouncing Jericho off the apron. Reigns bounces his head off the barricade before throwing him into it. Reigns puts him in the ring. The referee checks on Jericho, so Owens takes advantage of the distraction by sending Reigns headfirst into the ring post.
We come back from the break to see Reigns down at ringside. Jericho goes outside and kicks him before punching him back. Jericho drops him on the barricade. Owens is wearing Jericho’s scarf. Jericho puts him in the ring and kicks him in the ribs. Jericho high-fives Owens before kneeing him in the ribs. Jericho connects with a back suplex for a two count. Jericho quickly digs his knee into his back and applies a chin lock. Reigns soon fights up and punches out. Reigns puts him in the corner, but Jericho comes back with a boot. Jericho goes for a bulldog, but Reigns sends him into the corner. Reigns connects with a pair of clotheslines before having a whip reversed. Reigns then takes him down with a flying clothesline. Reigns starts giving him some clubbing blows in the corner before big booting him down for a two count. Reigns sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Reigns quickly puts him on the apron, but Jericho lands on his feet and goes to the top rope. Reigns punches him out of mid-air. Jericho falls onto the bottom rope, so Reigns goes outside and hits him with a Drive-By Dropkick. Reigns connects with a Samoan Drop for a near fall.
Reigns sets up in the corner, but Jericho ducks a Superman Punch and goes for the Walls of Jericho. Reigns twists out and hits the ropes, but Jericho elbows him down. Jericho goes for a Lionsault, but Reigns gets the knees up. Reigns sets up, but Jericho counters a Superman Punch into a roll-up. Reigns gets out and punches him. Jericho kicks him in the face and goes for a Codebreaker, but Reigns holds him up. Jericho counters into a roll-up and applies the Walls of Jericho! Reigns rolls out and punches away at him before kicking him off. Jericho goes to boot him in the face, but Reigns counters into a sit-out powerbomb for a near fall. Owens punches the mat in frustration. Reigns slowly gets to his feet and signals for the end. Owens gets on the apron, but Reigns punches him off. Jericho quickly rolls him up for a near fall. Reigns quickly punches Jericho. Jericho drops him to the floor, but Reigns is quickly back to the apron. Jericho goes for a springboard dropkick, but Reigns gives him a Superman Punch! Reigns lays him out with a spear, but Owens attacks before the three count.
Winner by Disqualification: Roman Reigns
Match Rating: ** 1/2
Owens punches and kicks away at him. Jericho soon joins in, and it’s a double-team. A loud “We want Rollins” chant fires up. Owens sends him into the ropes and pops him up for Jericho to hit a Codebreaker!
Seth Rollins’ music hits, and he makes his way down to the ring. Rollins punches Owens, gets in the ring, and hits Jericho with a Sling Blade. Rollins then wipes Owens out with a pair of suicide dives! Rollins hits Jericho with a springboard knee to the head before kicking him in the midsection. Rollins goes for a Pedigree, but Owens pulls Jericho out of the ring. Owens and Jericho retreat up the ramp while Rollins angrily stares at them. Rollins turns and looks at Reigns. They both look unsure of what’s about to happen. A light “YES” chant breaks out. They just stare at each other before Reigns’ music simply plays and the show ends.
Quick Match Results
* Enzo Amore def. Luke Gallows in a Trick or Street Fight Match
* T.J. Perkins def. Brian Kendrick via CO in a WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match
* Braun Strowman won a Battle Royal to become part of Team RAW
* Rich Swann, Lince Dorado, and Cedric Alexander def. Tony Nese, Drew Gulak, and Ariya Daivari
* Nia Jax def. Bayley
* Sheamus and Cesaro def. The Shining Stars
* Roman Reigns def. Chris Jericho via DQ; Reigns retains the WWE US Title
My thoughts on this episode of Monday Night RAW will be up later.
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