Hey guys, welcome back to WNW for Monday Night Raw Live Coverage. Last week Raw didn't retaliate against Smackdown. Will Smackdown strike again?! We'll find out tonight!
Kurt Angle opens the show and has the Raw roster on the stage. He apologizes when Stephanie McMahon's music hits and the boss is back! She brings up the announcement about the 25th-anniversary episode of Raw. She says that Kurt has been doing a helluva job, even with the illegitimate son thing, the Braun Strowman being put in a trash compactor thing. That was until Shane invaded last week. Kurt says we're all upset, but Steph says she doesn't want his pathetic excuses. She says Kurt let 25 years of prestige fall away because of his incompetence. But, she's giving him a chance to make it up to her and Vince because she's making him the team captain of Raw at Survivor Series. If he doesn't produce results she'll have to find a new General Manager. Oh it's true, it's damn true.
Miz arrives late and Kurt asks why he's late and where was he when Raw was being attacked last week. Kurt puts Miz's Intercontinental Championship on the line tonight. Miz asks against who, but Kurt tells him he would've told Miz if he was on time. He will find out in the ring later!
Bayley vs. Nia Jax
This was originally going to be Alicia Fox vs. Bayley but Fox says she's too busy as captain of the women's team so she found a replacement. The match starts with Bayley coming out strong, then we head to commercial early. When we return Nia is in control. Nia starts the beat down on Bayley but Bayley doesn't go down easily. She is able to take Nia down on the outside of the ring. Bayley takes the fight to Nia as she gets in the ring. Nia gets locked in a headlock but she throws Bayley off her easily. Nia hits a leg drop on Bayley and picks up the win.
Winner: Nia Jax
Alicia Fox then announces that Nia is the first pick for Team Raw. All of a sudden Samoa Joe's music hits! Joe makes his way past the women and gets in the ring!
Joe says that clearly, the fans have missed him but he hasn't missed them! He'll use the fans disrespect as fuel to destroy whoever gets in the ring with him.
Apollo Crews vs. Samoa Joe
Joe starts the attack on Crews but Apollo throws a headlock on. Joe fights out and hits a strong shoulder tackle. Joe with the beat down on Crews. Crews hits a big dropkick and fights Joe into the corner. Joe hits a strong powerslam on Crews. Joe locks in the Coquina Clutch and it's all over. Titus O'Neil gets in the ring and Joe looks amused. Titus goes to help Crews up and Joe locks in the clutch on Titus as well and doesn't let go for a long time.
Winner: Samoa Joe
Miz vs. Matt Hardy for the Intercontinental Championship
Matt goes for some early pins but to no avail. Hardy in control of the match with a string of striking offense. Matt on the outside is surrounded by the MizTourage but he avoids getting attacked and rolls in as we head to break. When we return Miz is in control of Matt. Matt gets hit with a neckbreaker from the top turnbuckle. Miz uses the ropes to choke Matt and then slams his neck into the ropes. Miz then uses the apron to attack Matt. Miz goes to the top rope but gets caught by Matt. Miz misses in the corner. Matt slams Miz's head into all the turnbuckles. Running bulldog by Hardy. Matt goes for Twist of Fate but Miz counters and Matt counters into the Side Effect. Hardy goes for the Twist of Fate again but again Miz counters. Hardy hits a high kick and goes to the top and hits a moonsault! Only 2 for Hardy on that one! Miz slams Matt's head hard into the middle turnbuckle! Miz with the Yes kicks. Hardy hits the Twist of Fate out of nowhere! Miz is able to roll out of the ring! Hardy grabs Miz but Miz turns it into a guillotine and then Skull Crushing Finale! 1-2-3!
Winner and STILL champion: The Miz
Alexa Bliss tries to suck up to Kurt Angle and convince him to fire Mickie James. He is mad she didn't try to stand up to Smackdown last week and tells her she'll be defending her title in the main event of Raw tonight...against Mickie James.
Asuka vs. Jobber
Asuka goes on relentless offense right off the bat. She destroys the young lady in the ring with fierce attacks. Asuka with some strong kicks. Strong strikes from Asuka as well. Asuka with the Asuka lock and the tapout comes quickly.
Kurt Angle is on his phone when he sees something off camera. He pulls out a walkie talkie and shouts that it's happening! They're here! They're here! The camera pans out to Daniel Bryan who just stands there. Kurt asks him what he's doing here? We cut to commercial.
When we come back from break Kurt Angle says he's not buying that Daniel Bryan is there in peace. He says he'd send Bryan out there if he didn't think the Raw roster would rip him apart. Daniel says he is taking a risk being there, he didn't agree with what Shane did. Kurt tells Daniel to go back to Smackdown with a message, he's bringing his medals and he's going to help Raw win at Survivor Series, oh it's true!
We see a promo for Jinder vs. Lesnar.
When we cut back Daniel is on the phone saying Kurt wasn't really receptive to him but he was concerned for his safety which is something. The lights cut out in the office.
We return from break and Bryan is on his cell phone in the dark. He says he thought he could reason with Kurt but now the lights are off and the door is locked. All of a sudden a hand reaches out and grabs Daniel by the throat. It's Kane! We just see the phone drop and hear a crash.
Finn Balor vs. Cesaro w/Sheamus
Cesaro takes control right away with his power but Finn uses his speed to start to get the better of Cesaro. Cesaro driven out of the ring and Finn hits a running kick from the apron. Finn rolls Cesaro in but Sheamus grabs Finn's leg as he's getting in allowing Cesaro to get a cheap shot in.
We return from break and Finn hits a kick on Cesaro who is on the top turnbuckle. Sheamus with a distraction allows Cesaro to his a huge uppercut. Cesaro goes for the swing but Balor makes it to the ropes. Cesaro his a superplex on Balor and only gets a 2 count. Cesaro locks in the sharpshooter then changes it into a crossface! Finn is able to counter and hit a double stomp on the chest of Cesaro! Finn hits a set up kick to put Cesaro down for his finisher but Sheamus is on the side for distraction. Finn takes him out and then Cesaro. Finn hits a double stomp from the top rope to the back of the head of Cesaro for the win!
Winner: Finn Balor
As Balor is walking to the back Kane's music hits and Balor goes on the attack immediately but gets shut down. Kane hits a Tombstone on the stage. Balor gets looked at by medical staff. Kane gets in the ring.
Kane vs. Seth Rollins w/Dean Ambrose
Rollins uses his quickness to take the assault to Kane. Rollins gets stopped in his tracks by one shot from Kane. Kane takes advantage and starts a beat down on Kane. Rollins starts to fight back but Kane cuts that off quickly. Rollins keeps fighting with some creative kicks and hits a blockbuster! Rollins with a superkick. On the outside Dean is attacked by The Bar. Rollins goes to help Ambrose then springboards back at Kane but gets caught in a chokeslam for the loss.
After the match Ambrose runs in and hits Dirty Deeds but Kane sits up. Kane and The Bar attack The Shield.
Daniel Bryan is being put on a stretcher.
Miz and the Miztourage are backstage getting ready to celebrate Miz's win. They walk into his locker room and there is a big bag of garbage. Miz says he's here...Braun Strowman.
Miz catches up with Kane and tries to make Kane take the blame for what happened to Strowman. Kane says that if Strowman is back, he know where to find him.
Heath Slater and Rhyno vs. The Good Brothers
These four guys are dressed up for Halloween and this is a Trick or Treat match with Halloween decorations everywhere. Gallows ends up with a pumpkin on his head and Slater has his head dunked in a tank of bobbing apples. Gallows and Anderso attack with a kendo stick. Rhyno is dressed as Ms Claus in makeup and stockings and women's panties and everything. Gallows with a big boot. Rhyno puts Anderson through a table for the win. God that was awful.
Winners: Slater and Rhyno
Miz is with Cesaro and Sheamus. He tries to convince them that Braun is back, they tell him to calm down. They tell Miz someone is probably just pranking him. Miz takes a breath and says they're right, he's glad to be part of such a strong team. Sheamus and Cesaro laugh and say they're not a team, he's on his own. Miz calls Axel and says to get their stuff together because they're leaving NOW.
Elias sings us a little song but Jason Jordan interrupts and sends him out of the ring. Jason grabs the guitar that was left in the ring and smashes it!
Miz and the Miztourage are on their way out when they come across Kurt Angle. Angle asks them is they're seriously leaving early when they arrived late. They're going to stay to the end of the show OR ELSE. Miz looks terrified.
Kalisto vs. Drew Gulak
Kalisto takes control pretty quickly. Kalisto hits a pretty cool spinning elbow off the middle turnbuckle and the Salida Del Sol for the win. Enzo immediately attacked Kalisto for the win.
Miz says they were inches away from a clean getaway, he tells Axel to have the limo driver keep the engine running.
Alexa Bliss vs. Mickie James for the Raw Women's Championship
Bliss is in control of Mickie James after Alexa ran Mickie James from the apron into the steel post. Alexa with a headlock on Mickie. Mickie keeps trying to fight out but Alexa doesn't relent. Mickie fights out and uses kicks to take control. Neckbreaker by James. Bliss with a forearm to fight back but James hits a flapjack. James goes up top but Alexa pulls her off and crashing to the mat. Bliss goes up top but gets caught by a kick that sends her crashing to the floor below. James up top and connects! Mickie lines up the kick but Alexa rolls out. Mickie rolls her back in the ring but it gives Bliss time to recover. They exchange pinfall attempts. Bliss with a nasty right hand that gets Bliss the win!
Winner and STILL Champion: Alexa Bliss
Miz and the Miztourage are on their way out. They get in their limo and start to leave but the road is blocked by a garbage truck. Braun is dumped out of the back of the truck! Miz, Axel and Dallas take off but Braun runs on top of the limo and chases them into the arena. Braun destroys all three members of the Miztourage. Axel sends Miz out of the ring to save him from Braun but eats a powerslam for his troubles. The crowd chants one more time and Braun obliges them! And then again! And once more for good measure! Bo and Miz book it out of the arena. Braun carries Axel up the ramp and hits ANOTHER powerslam on Axel through the announce table to end the show.