WWE RAW Results
November 14, 2016
Buffalo, New York
Commentary: Michael Cole, Byron Saxton and Corey Graves
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
Live coverage of WWE RAW will begin tonight at 8:00 p.m. Eastern (7:00 CT).
Advertised for tonight’s show is the go-home edition for the Survivor Series PPV this Sunday in Toronto. Scheduled to appear includes Brock Lesnar, Goldberg, Smackdown Live Commissioner Shane McMahon and Smackdown Live GM Daniel Bryan.
WWE RAW opening segment
RAW starts off with the RAW participants for Survivor Series on the ramp.
Stephanie and Mick Foley are in the ring. Stephanie said that Shane will be here tonight, along with the Smackdown GM, Daniel Bryan. A Yes chant broke. “Yes, the very man, that called the RAW superstars lazy”, says Stephanie.
Foley said it’s more than just about RAW vs. Smackdown, it’s about Kevin Owens proving he’s a more dominant champion than AJ Styles. About who the weakest link is too. It’s about every female superstar on that stage. That RAW is the place to go for women’s competition.
Stephanie says that this is a chance for Enzo and Cass to prove to the American Alpha that they are the greatest up and coming tag team in WWE. And Bryan Kendrick will be representing RAW’s entire Cruiserweight division. Sami Zayn will have a chance to bring home one of the most coveted title in WWE history, the IC title.
“Tonight we need you all to work together as a team”, says Stephanie. Or else Mick Foley and Stephanie will make some serious changes. “Finally, Cesaro, Sheamus, has anyone believed in you like the RAW GM has?”, Foley says. They will get a chance to prove that tonight against Kevin Owen and Roman Reigns. That match starts right…. Stephanie cuts Mick Foley and says there is another match tonight. Seth Rollins, Chris Jericho and Braun Strowman will take on The New Day.
Foley makes Charlotte Flair team up with Sasha Banks against Alicia Fox and Nia Jax.
Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns vs. Cesaro and Sheamus
We start with Roman Reigns and Cesaro. Cesaro with a dropkick early on Reigns. Reigns with a jumping clothesline off the ropes catching Cesaro. Reigns goes for a tag and Kevin Owens blows him off walking around on the ring apron. Tag to Sheamus who throws an uppercut at Reigns. Quick tag back to Cesaro who throws an uppercut. Sheamus tags himself in and then Cesaro tags himself in as they continue throwing uppercuts at Reigns. They start to argue when Reigns throws a right at Sheamus. Cesaro with repeated corner uppercuts to Reigns. Sheamus tags himself in and hits a springboard shoulder tackle on Reigns. Sheamus eats a right hand from Reigns on the way down from the corner and is tossed over. Cesaro gets the tag and goes for a Cesaro Swing on Reigns. Reigns makes it to the bottom rope. Cesaro clotheslines Reigns over the top rope. Owens jumps down to check on Reigns and starts yelling at him at ringside. Cesaro jumps over the top rope and takes out Reigns and Owens at ringside. Cesaro celebrates as we head to a break.
We return live as Owens is eating uppercuts from Cesaro. Owens catches Cesaro with a boot in the corner and then catches him with a tornado DDT for a two count. Reigns wants a tag and Owens yells out, “You didn’t say please!” Owens with a corner clothesline on Cesaro, mocks Reigns and hits his cannonball in the corner for another two count. Owens with a headlock and Cesaro with elbows to break it up. Cesaro with a springboard elbow. Sheamus with the tag and hits Owens with a shoulder block in the corner. Sheamus catches Owens with a high knee off the ropes. Sheamus with repeated forearms to the chest of Owens. Owens tosses Sheamus out of the ring and tags in Reigns. Sheamus trips up Reigns on the ring apron and throws rights at ringside. Reigns launches Sheamus over the steel steps. Reigns with a leaping clothesline on Sheamus jumping off the steps. Reigns with his drive by dropkick to Sheamus and tosses him back inside. Reigns with repeated clotheslines to Sheamus in the corner. Reigns connects with a Superman on Sheamus. Cesaro breaks up the pinfall attempt. Owens with a superkick to Cesaro. Superman on Cesaro and Cesaro is out of the ring. Reigns fires up in the corner and Owens tags himself in. Reigns pushes Owens. Owens pushes back. Brogue Kick to Owens. Reigns with a spear on Sheamus. Reigns grabs Owens (legal man) and puts him over Sheamus for the win.
Winners: Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns
Cole, Graves and Saxton discuss Team RAW at Survivor Series.
Footage is shown of Seth Rollins giving Chris Jericho a powerbomb over Braun Strowman through a table last wee. Backstage, we see Rollins, Jericho and Strowman. Jericho asks why they are glaring with each other. He brings up Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns just now winning without fighting. Jericho wants to inspire team unity tonight and wants to get rid of some of the bad vibes. He has some gifts for Rollins and Strowman. Rollins opens a gift and it is “the scarf of Jericho…try it on maaaaaaaan.” Rollins said he isn’t a scarf guy. Jericho wants Strowman to open his gift. “I want that scarf,” says Strowman. Jericho said his scarf costs $750 and agrees to hand it over to keep team unity alive. Strowman rips up Jericho’s scarf and says he doesn’t like them or Jericho.
Brock Lesnar and Goldberg to face-to-face later tonight.
Bo Dallas vs. Sami Zayn
A video is shown of Sami Zayn confronting Bo Dallas, leading to this match.
The bell rings, and they lock up. Dallas wrenches the arm. Zayn twists out and takes him down. Dallas quickly gets away from him and circles the ring. Zayn applies an arm bar and transitions to a hammerlock. Dallas powers him to the corner and elbows him in the face a few times. Dallas kicks away at him in the corner and taunts the crowd. Dallas takes him down with a short-arm clothesline and drops some knees. Dallas knees him in the back of the head for a two count. Dallas applies a neck vice, but Zayn fights out and clotheslines him down. Zayn catches him with an exploder suplex into the corner before delivering a Helluva Kick for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Sami Zayn
Byron Saxton gets in the ring to interview Zayn. Saxton mentions tomorrow night he’ll find out whether he’s facing Dolph Ziggler or The Miz for the WWE Intercontinental Championship at Survivor Series this Sunday. Zayn says this is the opportunity of a lifetime. Whether he has to beat the guy who looks like he’s in a Poison cover band or a community theater hack doesn’t make a difference. The Intercontinental Championship belongs on RAW, and he’s bringing it home.
There will be a Survivor Series Summit with Stephanie McMahon and Mick Foley meeting with Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan of Smackdown Live later tonight. Coming up next, The New Day will face Seth Rollins, Chris Jericho, and Braun Strowman.
The Cruiserweight Division is talking backstage when Brian Kendrick comes up to them and stands on a podium. Kendrick says their futures are hanging in the balance as he faces Kalisto with the Cruiserweight Title this Sunday. If he loses, they’re moving to Smackdown Live. Kendrick says he’s a sure-fire bet to retain and is the standard-bearer and savior of the division. They have a problem with that. TJ Perkins calls him a “soap box hero” and says he’s still owed a rematch. Rich Swann says he has two victories over Kendrick. If he gets one more opportunity, Kendrick can’t handle him. Noam Dar says Kendrick attacked him after their match last week and doesn’t believe him. Sin Cara says Kalisto would make a good champion. Kendrick says they’re all traitors.
“OHH BUFFALO! DON’T YOU DARE BE SOUR! CLAP FOR YOUR WORLD FAMOUS TWO-TIME CHAMPS AND FEEL THE POWER!”
The New Day makes their entrance. They show a bunch of children dancing to the entrance. They have a shopping cart full of New Day merchandise. A “New Day Rocks” chant fires up. Xavier Woods says they have the opportunity to welcome their newest member: Francesca II Turbo. Woods holds up a new trombone. Woods says there’s a reason why they’ve been the WWE World Tag Team Champions for almost 450 days. Kofi Kingston says they know how to survive. Big E says with winter around the corner, they can all benefit from the “New Day Survival Kit”… or shopping cart. Woods says if you need a stocking stuffer, get some New… Day… socks. Woods then takes a unicorn horn and tries to seductively insert it into the sock, but he drops the horn. Kingston then holds up a box of Booty O’s: they make sure you ain’t booty. Big E says to make sure you grab your mammy and pappy and get some New Day swag because New Day rocks!
There will be a State of the WWE Universe Address after RAW with the management of RAW and Smackdown Live.
The New Day vs. Chris Jericho, Braun Strowman, and Seth Rollins
Before the match begins, Chris Jericho informs his teammates that he is the co-captain and should start first. Jericho will start against Kofi Kingston. Kingston applies a waistlock, but Jericho fights out and takes him down. Kingston quickly comes back with a hammerlock, but Jericho chops out of it. Jericho yells at the crowd before sending Kingston into the ropes. Kingston avoids a clothesline and rolls him up for a one count. Kingston dropkicks him and connects with an arm drag. Kingston keeps an arm bar applied and picks up a one count. Xavier Woods tags in, and he wrenches the arm. Seth Rollins is seen watching, so Jericho yells at him. Jericho then tags him in with a chop. Rollins gets in the ring, and Woods wrenches the arm. Woods takes him down with a headlock, but Rollins gets out and takes him down for good measure. Woods fights up and whips him off, but Rollins shoulder blocks him down. Rollins hits the ropes, and they trade leg sweeps and nearly missed kicks. Rollins eventually takes him down with a Sling Blade for a two count. Jericho demands to be tagged in to show him how to do it. Jericho comes off the top rope with a hammer to the arm. Jericho chops the chest and talks trash to Rollins. Woods elbows him down and takes him out with the Honor Roll for a two count. Kingston tags in and kicks him in the chest. Woods hits a low clothesline, and Kingston drops an elbow. Kingston then comes off the second rope with an elbow drop. Big E tags in, and he hits a big splash for a near fall. Big E gives him snake eyes into his partners’ boots for a two count. Kingston dances while Woods plays trombone before running into Jericho’s boots. Jericho gives Braun Strowman a hard tag and runs away. Kingston kicks him and hits the ropes, but Strowman catches him and slams him down.
We come back from the break to see Jericho tag in Strowman. Kingston is still in the ring. Strowman attacks Kingston and clubs away at his chest. Strowman applies a nerve hold. Kingston gets out with a jawbreaker. Rollins tags in, and he connects with a backbreaker for a two count. Rollins applies a chin lock, but Kingston fights up. Rollins reverses a whip to the corner and connects with a running forearm. Rollins charges, but Kingston takes him down with double knees. Strowman tags in and takes out the rest of the New Day. Strowman charges, but Kingston moves, causing Strowman to hit the ring post shoulder first.
Jericho quickly tags in, as does Woods. Woods takes him down twice before kicking him in the midsection. Woods puts him into the ropes and dropkicks him. Jericho quickly drops Woods on the apron, but Woods comes right back with a DDT. Strowman breaks up the pin. Kingston dropkicks Strowman, and Big E clotheslines him over the top rope. Strowman lands on his feet. Kingston goes for a plancha, but Strowman catches him and powerslam him on the floor! Big E tries to help, but Strowman floors him with an avalanche. Woods hits a baseball slide on him. Woods avoids a springboard knee from Rollins. Rollins quickly catches him with a high knee and goes for a Pedigree, but Jericho blind tags in. Woods back drops Rollins over the top rope. Jericho goes for the Walls of Jericho, but Woods rolls him up for a two count. Jericho tags Strowman in and sends Woods into him for a powerslam to pick up the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Chris Jericho, Braun Strowman, and Seth Rollins
Rollins and Jericho argue after the match. Jericho shouts that he’s the captain. Rollins gives him a Pedigree and leaves the ring.
Brock Lesnar and Goldberg will meet face-to-face in the ring tonight. We’ll also see a Survivor Series Summit.
Mick Foley and Stephanie McMahon are patting themselves on the back for this “RAW to remember.” Paul Heyman comes in and sarcastically claps for them. Heyman says he loves seeing the McMahon family competitive spirit come out. It’s like staring into a fire. Stephanie asks how he’s feeling from the spear by Goldberg. It must help to have extra padding. Heyman laughs and says she’s calling him fat. Heyman says he hurts when he breathes. This Sunday, Goldberg won’t be facing him — he’ll be facing Brock Lesnar. Heyman says if anyone wants to see the beating of a lifetime will see it this Sunday. Heyman says Lesnar will be representing RAW, which is great for this brand. Her brother is representing Smackdown Live. Heyman says the Smackdown Live team looks pretty good before walking off. Stephanie says they need to make sure the Goldberg/Lesnar match happens at Survivor Series. Foley says he’ll have security make sure nothing happens.
Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks are talking backstage. Charlotte says she finds Sasha’s inability to get along with her teammates immature. Sasha says a lot of people don’t like Charlotte. Charlotte says she’s just jealous that she got beat inside Hell in a Cell. They go back and forth with insults. Sasha says this Sunday, all the eyes will be on Charlotte if they lose.
Sasha Banks and Charlotte will face Alicia Fox and Nia Jax later tonight.
Brian Kendrick makes his entrance. He’ll be in action next.
Brian Kendrick vs. Sin Cara
Kendrick attacks him while he does his entrance and sends him shoulder first into the ring post. The referee yells at him. Kendrick throws him out of the ring and taunts the crowd. Cara insists on starting the match.
The bell rings, and Kendrick immediately avalanches him before giving him a suplex. Kendrick kicks him in the back and clubs him down. Kendrick kicks him in the midsection and applies a front facelock. Cara fights out of it, but Kendrick quickly takes him back down. Kendrick knees him in the face and chokes him on the bottom rope. Kendrick applies a neck vice, but Cara fights up and gets him in the corner. Kendrick goes for a tornado DDT, but Cara counters into a northern lights suplex for a two count. Kendrick qiuckly elbows him down and chokes him on the ropes. Cara fights him off, but Kendrick sends him into the ropes. Cara holds on and back drops Kendrick out of the ring. Cara then wipes him out with a suicide dive. Cara clubs the back and puts him back in the ring. Cara clotheslines him out of the ring and goes for another suicide dive, but Kendrick sidesteps him.
We come back from the break to see Cara tied up in the tree of woe. Kendrick chokes him before getting in the ring and hitting a running shoulder. Kendrick tries again, but Cara sits up. Cara goes to the top rope as light “boring” chants fire up. Cara gives him a splash for a two count. Kendrick quickly comes back with a cradle back suplex for a two count. Cara soon comes back with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a two count. Kendrick quietly says, “Give me a powerbomb,” and Cara obliges to pick up a two count. Cara slaps the mat in frustration. Cara kicks him in the back and chops the chest. They continue to talk to each other. Kendrick gives him the instructions of the match and says he’ll sling over him. Kendrick slings over him, and they butt heads. Kendrick tells him to make a comeback, so Cara gives him a springboard back elbow for a two count. Cara puts him on the top rope and chops away at the chest. Kendrick pulls the mask and shoves him off. Kendrick applies the Captain’s Hook for the submission.
Winner by Submission: Brian Kendrick
Later tonight, we’ll see Enzo and Cass team with Gallows and Anderson to take on The Golden Truth and The Shining Stars.
Gallows and Anderson walk up to Enzo and Cass. They call Enzo and Cass nerds. Enzo and Cass call them Dr. Evil and Mini Me. Anderson says they shouldn’t forget what they did to them at Hell in a Cell. Gallows tells them to drop the comedy act and they’ll continue being mean and making green. Big Cass says if they stab any of them in the back, they’ll lose at Survivor Series. Enzo says if they stab him in the back, he’ll pull the sword out of the stone and put it where the sun don’t shine.
Mick Foley is talking with security. Goldberg and Lesnar will be in the same ring, next.
Goldberg and Brock Lesnar meet face-to-face
Security is lined up diagonally in the ring to keep Goldberg and Brock Lesnar from making contact.
Brock Lesnar makes his entrance alongside Paul Heyman. Lesnar receives a nice round of applause. Lesnar enters the ring on one side of the line of security. A loud “Goldberg” chant is already firing up.
Goldberg is seen walking backstage looking as intense as ever. The “Goldberg” chants are really loud. Goldberg stands in the sparks and makes his epic entrance. Goldberg gets in the ring on the other side of the line. Lesnar and Heyman just stare at him. Goldberg looks out into the crowd and is soaking in the chants of his name. Heyman starts to do his usual shtick, but Goldberg cuts him off and says this has nothing to do with Heyman. This has to do with him and Brock. Heyman says he agrees with the assessment and calls him “Mr. Goldberg.” Heyman wants to give his opinion. Goldberg tells him to shut up and consider getting the rent-a-cops out of the ring so the only two real men in the ring can get it on. The crowd loudly cheers. Heyman tells the crowd not to encourage him. Another loud “Goldberg” chant fires up.
Heyman says Goldberg threw him off his game, so he’ll start over. Goldberg shouts at him to shut up. Heyman keeps going and talks about the “brave men in uniform” that are not rent-a-cops. They’re here for Goldberg’s protection. Goldberg shakes his head. Heyman says the crowd can chant his name, so they do. Heyman starts over again. Heyman says his client is the only thing that should be on Goldberg’s mind, not the brave men in uniform here to save his ass. They won’t be here this Sunday. If Goldberg doesn’t believe him, he can ask The Undertaker. Goldberg can ask an icon like John Cena. Goldberg tells him to shut his mouth. Goldberg says there’s a long list of people that this beast has conquered, but he’s not on it. That burns Lesnar’s ass whenever he thinks of it. Goldberg says he heard what Lesnar said about his family last week, so he can take that long list and shove it up his ass. Heyman says if he doesn’t have false respect for Lesnar, he should have false respect for his family. Goldberg says if Heyman mentions his family one more time, he’ll rip off his head and feed it to Lesnar. Another “Goldberg” chant fires up.
Heyman apologizes for raising his voice to him. Secondly, has Goldberg read the promotion for Survivor Series? “Fantasy warfare just got real.” This whole superhero image of Goldberg is fantasy. His beast and conqueror is very real. Heyman says the beating Goldberg will receive this Sunday is real. Yet another “Goldberg” chant drowns him out. Heyman says they’re pissing off his beast. Heyman tells him to consider this offer. Back away and go to the fantasy world. This Sunday, he’ll find a suitable replacement for him to be victimized by his client. Maybe he can buy his son a gift card for the WWE Network so he can see Brock Lesnar do his thing. Goldberg puts down the microphone and tears off his shirt. Lesnar starts to approach him. Heyman says his beast is violent, and he’s getting too agitated around him. Heyman says this Sunday night live on the WWE Network at Survivor Series, Goldberg will be beaten, victimized, and conquered by Brock Lesnar. Lesnar shoves two members of security down at Goldberg’s feet. The security quickly fill the gap. Heyman says he’ll be so unrecognizable that his son will call Lesnar “daddy.”
Goldberg viciously takes out the security guards. The rest of them run off. Lesnar rips off his shirt and stands on the apron. Goldberg challenges him to get into the ring. Lesnar puts one leg through the ropes, but then leaps off the apron. Lesnar smiles at him. A loud “Goldberg” chant fills the arena. Goldberg uses Lesnar’s t-shirt to wipe the sweat off his head and throws it at him. Lesnar and Heyman walk off while Goldberg poses.
Coming up next, we’ll see Sasha Banks and Charlotte take on Alicia Fox and Nia Jax.
Bayley will be on commentary for the next match.
Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks vs. Alicia Fox and Nia Jax
Charlotte will start the match against Alicia. Nia Jax blind tags in and gets in the ring. Charlotte backs up and goes to tag in Sasha, but she gets off the apron. They lock up, and Nia powers her back. Charlotte goes for a shoulder block, but Nia doesn’t budge. Charlotte tries again, but Nia takes her down. Sasha Banks tags in, and she applies a side headlock. Nia throws her off and goes for a clothesline. Sasha counters into a crucifix roll-up, but Nia doesn’t go down. Sasha kicks her and goes for a whip, but Nia sends her to the corner. Nia then avalanches her down. Sasha rolls out of the ring to recover. Dana Brooke taunts Sasha at ringside.
We come back from the break to see Charlotte kicks Alicia. Sasha tags in and rolls her up for a one count. Sasha applies a chin lock, but Alicia fights up and whips her off. Sasha quickly dropkicks her down. Charlotte blind tags in and lets out a “Woo!” Charlotte and Sasha shove each other. Sasha knocks her down. They trade forearms and wipe each other out. Nia tags in and clotheslines Charlotte. Sasha gets out of a Samoan Drop. Charlotte boots Nia in the face. Alicia tags in, and Sasha blind tags in. They shove each other. Alicia hits them with a cross-body block, but Sasha rolls through and applies the Bank Statement for the win.
Winners by Submission: Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks
Bayley gets in the ring and tries to mediate peace between them, but she’s unsuccessful.
The commentators talk about how you can get Survivor Series and WWE TLC free if you’re a new subscriber.
We’ll have a Survivor Series Summit later tonight.
Mick Foley is backstage with Team RAW. Foley says they proved that you can win without being best friends. Jericho says he and Owens are best friends. Foley thanks them all and says if they can do the same thing on Sunday, he’ll be happy dominating Smackdown Live. Foley says he’d like them to stick around for the fireworks show when he meets Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan alongside Stephanie McMahon.
The makeover of Emma to Emmalina will premiere soon.
Enzo and Cass make their entrance. Enzo does his usual shtick as the crowd sings along. The crowd gives them a great hand as they get in the ring. Enzo says their opponents are their partners and their partners are their opponents. Their partners they’re opposing are supposing they’ll do their part, and they’re partly right. Enzo screams, “Nailed it!” Big Cass says in this eight-man tag match, they’re with and against their Survivor Series teammates. For six other gentlemen, there’s only one word to describe them, and he’ll spell it out… Gallows and Anderson interrupt him.
Enzo, Big Cass, Anderson and Gallows vs. The Shining Stars and The Golden Truth
Epico will start against Enzo. Enzo quickly takes him down with a head-scissor and a reverse STO. Big Cass tags in, and he punches Epico before sending him into the ropes. Cass gives him a gorilla press slam before clotheslining him over the top rope. Primo runs in, and Cass sends him out. The Golden Truth gets in the ring and sends Gallows and Anderson out of the ring.
We come back from the break to see R-Truth tag in. They take Anderson down with a double-team Russian leg sweep. R-Truth gives him a hip toss before being distracted by Epico, who is on his team. Anderson punches him down before tagging in Gallows. Gallows gives R-Truth a suplex before dropping an elbow. R-Truth fights out of the corner, but Gallows takes him down. Anderson tags in and applies a chin lock. R-Truth fights up, but he’s soon taken down. Anderson hits the ropes, but R-Truth kicks him down.
Primo intercepts the tag and faces Big Cass. Cass takes Primo down and knocks the rest of his team off the apron. Cass hits a fall-away slam and big boots him down. Cass drops the Empire Elbow and gets the crowd going. Epico gets in the ring, but The Golden Truth, his partners, pull him out. Cass avalanches Primo and tags in Anderson. Cass hits another avalanche and sends him into Anderson for a spinebuster. Gallows is tagged in, and they hit the Magic Killer. Gallows and Anderson then point at Enzo. Enzo gets on the top rope, but Gallows just laughs and covers Primo for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Enzo, Big Cass, Gallows and Anderson
The Survivor Series Summit is next.
Survivor Series Summit
Stephanie McMahon and Mick Foley are already in the ring. She starts speaking, but Shane McMahon’s music cuts her off. Shane gets a nice pop before turning it over to Daniel Bryan, who leads an arena wide “YES” chant. Shane and Bryan get in the ring and shake hands with Foley. Stephanie goes to hug her brother, but he declines. She shakes hands with Bryan and promptly makes fun of the “YES” chant. Shane says they’re not here to promote the 900th episode of Smackdown Live tomorrow night featuring the return of The Undertaker. Bryan says they’re definitely not here to promote WWE Hall of Famer Edge being on Smackdown Live tomorrow. Shane says they’re here to talk about Survivor Series. Stephanie congratulates them on 900 episodes, but then says they’ll prove to be the dominant brand. Shane says that’s not the case. Even though the deck was stacked against them, they drafted better and is better than RAW. A “YES” chant fires up. Stephanie points out that the crowd is at RAW. Shane says she still rules with fear. She threatened her superstars’ contracts if they lose. Shane says they give rewards. Shane says they’ll be the dominant brand. Stephanie asks if one of the rewards was competing on Team Smackdown and taking away an opportunity from a WWE Superstar. She calls him a hypocrite. The only reason the people like Shane is because he panders to the crowd and jumps off high structures. She asks how he’ll feel when the reason Team Smackdown Live loses is because of him.
Bryan points out pandering and leaping off high structures describes her General Manager. Stephanie says Foley is not competing in the match. Bryan says everyone loves Foley. Bryan says that’s not why he put Shane on Team Smackdown. He did it because he is a real leader who knows how to bring people together, unlike some people he knows. When he gets in the ring, he can get as wild and crazy as anyone else. Speaking of wild, crazy, and reckless, Bryan thanks Foley for putting up the entire Cruiserweight Division because they’ll be great on Smackdown Live. Foley says that’s how much he believes in Brian Kendrick and also Sami Zayn. Foley says they called their brand lazy and complacent. They talk about them like that even though they put women in the main event on RAW for the first time in twelve years and put them in a Hell in a Cell for the first time ever. Bryan says maybe he was wrong, but he could be right. We’ll see this Sunday at Survivor Series. Stephanie says we will see when RAW dominants Smackdown. Shane says he knew he could goad her into the match because of her ego. Shane says he’s showing leadership by example by fighting alongside his guys. Stephanie says they lead by example as executives. She then introduces him to his opponents: Team RAW.
Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho, Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman, and Seth Rollins walk down and get in the ring. Stephanie says they’ll show how lazy and complacent they are. An “AJ Styles” chant fires up. Stephanie and Foley get out of the ring. Shane and Bryan look around. Bryan asks if they honestly thought they came alone. Bryan motions, and Team Smackdown comes in through the crowd. AJ Styles, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt, and Dean Ambrose get in the ring along with James Ellsworth.
Team RAW and Team Smackdown Live stand face-to-face in the ring. Owens welcomes them to the Kevin Owens Show. Owens looks at Styles and says on the Kevin Owens, the WWE World Championship means absolutely nothing. Styles asks if the WWE World Championship really means nothing. Styles says Owens’ title means he’s a paper champion. Styles says his title means he’s the champ that runs the camp. He’s the face that runs the place. Owens says it’s cool to steal someone’s catchphrase. Owens says his title makes him better than Styles, and he’ll prove it this Sunday. Styles says the only thing he’s proven is he’s still stuck on Chris Jericho’s sugar tit. Styles says he worked with Jericho and got a knife in the back. Maybe Owens should watch his back or he’ll wind up on the list. Owens says Jericho will never turn on him because he’s a better partner and friend. Jericho says they’re best friends. Jericho asks if Styles knows what happens when you insult his best friend in the big leagues. You just made the list! As for Styles’ soccer mom hair, he doesn’t like it… so it just made the list! Jericho then asks, “What the hell is that?” James Ellsworth looks confused on the apron. Jericho says there is a lost child on the apron. Jericho says Ellsworth is a weird looking guy. You know what happens to weird looking guys on RAW? Jericho calls him “Chin-ce McMahon” and says he just made the list! Ellsworth looks devastated.
Bray Wyatt looks to Braun Strowman. Wyatt says he gave him the keys to the kingdom and this is how he gets repaid. Strowman turned on his brothers. This Sunday, they’ll destroy the monster he created. Strowman steps up, but Randy Orton gets in his face. Seth Rollins asks if Shane really wants to get involved in this. Their team is amazing. Shane has no idea what he and Reigns are capable of when they’re on the same page. Ambrose says, “You know what…” Ambrose then punches Jericho. A brawl breaks out between the two teams! Strowman stomps Shane down in the corner and attacks Styles. Strowman grabs Ambrose and slams him down. Strowman avalanches Shane and celebrates. Ambrose and Styles double-team Strowman before Shane takes him over the top rope with a wild cross-body! Strowman is down! Ambrose clotheslines Rollins over the top rope and wipes him out with a suicide dive. Styles and Jericho brawl in a WrestleMania rematch. Jericho drops him on the apron and dropkicks him to the floor. Jericho shouts at him and turns into an RKO from Orton. Reigns comes in and gives Orton a Superman Punch to loud boos. Wyatt goes for Sister Abigail on Reigns, but he fights out and hits a Superman Punch. The crowd is loudly booing him. Reigns goes for a plancha, but Styles cuts him off. Styles goes for the Styles Clash on Reigns, but Rollins comes in and gives him a Pedigree. The crowd starts to boo Rollins. Rollins then lifts Styles onto Reigns’ shoulders, and he powerbombs him over the top rope onto Team Smackdown Live! Team RAW stands tall over the vanquished Smackdown Live team. Stephanie and Foley celebrate with their team in the ring.
Quick Match Results
* Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns def. Cesaro and Sheamus
* Sami Zayn def. Bo Dallas
* Chris Jericho, Braun Strowman, and Seth Rollins def. The New Day (non-title)
* Brian Kendrick def. Sin Cara via Submission (non-title)
* Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks def. Alicia Fox and Nia Jax via Submission
* Enzo, Cass, Gallows and Anderson def. The Shining Stars and The Golden Truth
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