Hello guys and gals and welcome back to Monday Night Raw here at WNW. My name is Zack Krasney and I'll be covering Raw tonight! Just like old times, eh? Last week on Raw we saw The Shield reunite! Something I think I can safely say most of us have been hoping would happen since the day the split. What's in store for Raw now that the Hounds are back!? We'll find out!
MONDAY NIGHT RAW RESULTS
Kurt Angle opens the show but before he can speak a word the music for The Shield hits! And the Hounds come out through the crowd wearing their old Shield outfits! Kurt hands Roman the mic and Roman tells him that was a smart choice. Seth takes the mic and says the Shield is back and better than ever! The Shield made their debut in a TLC match and it's perfect that their first match back as team will be in at TLC in a TLC match. Dean says he might have been a little over excited when he said they would take on 4 or 5 or 6 guys, but hell he was excited and he wasn't wrong! When The Shield was first around the were unbeatable and that is still true! They call out Braun and The Miz and the Bar. All come out, but Angle tells them tonight they all have matches so save it!
Elias and The Good Brothers are in the ring. They do some songs about Jason Jordan. Jason Jordan, Titus O'Neil and Apollo Crews interrupt.
Jason Jordan, Titus O'Neil and Apollo Crews vs. Elias and the Good Brothers
Titus and Luke Gallows start things off and Luke takes control in the corner with hard shots to the gut but Titus flips the script with left and rights of his own. Titus with a clothesline outside the ring. We head to commercial break.
We return and Elias is strongly in control of Crews. Crews hits a quick kick to make some space but Anderson tags in and stops the tag. Crews makes a crazy reversal and tags in Jason Jordan. Jordan slams Karl into the corners repeatedly and follows it with a belly to belly. Elias breaks it up. Titus with a big boot then Gallows with one of his own. Jordan with tackles and Titus with a sitdown powerbomb for the win!
Winners: Titus O'Neil, Apollo Crews, and Jason Jordan
We get another video package for Asuka.
Emma is interviewed about Asuka. Emma asks why the attention isn't on her! She says she started the Women's Revolution. Last week she beat 4 of the best in the WWE and a social media icon. Alexa Bliss shows up and says she gets it. Asuka hasn't done anything, but Emma started the Women's Revolution. Bliss thanks Emma for building women up not tearing them down like Mickie James. The younger superstars are the future, and they need to stick together. Alexa suggests tonight they team up against Mickie and whoever she can find to be a partner...if she can.
We get a video package for Brian Kendrick, Jack Gallagher and Cedric Alexander.
Cedric Alexander vs. Jack Gallagher
Brian Kendrick came out with Gallagher, but Rich Swann came out to have Cedric's back. The match starts and Alexander takes it to Jack with right hands and a dropkick that sends Jack outside the ring. Kendrick up on the apron but Swann takes out Brian. Jack with an attack from behind. Jack hammers away at Cedric and then a stomp to the head into a headlock. Cedric with a big back elbow and a flipping kick. Brian grabs the leg from outside but Swann makes him pay. Lumbar check by Cedrick for the win!
Winner: Cedric Alexander
Miz says that he and his friends came out to give the fans what they wanted but Kurt Angle stopped that. But that's probably for the best because if they shattered The Shield then The Bar couldn't take back their Tag Team title tonight. Cesaro says everyone is they're excited The Shield are friends again, but friendship is all they'll have left. Sheamus starts talking but the "you look stupid" chants start. Miz tells the fans to look in a mirror. Sheamus says tonight he and Cesaro are taking the titles back, and the Shield will break just like Dean Ambrose's back, Seth's Leg, or Roman's neck at TLC. Miz says The Shield aren't as good as everyone thinks they are. Especially after what they went through. There is nothing Miz wouldn't do for Bo and Curtis, for Sheamus and Cesaro and for their fourth team member, Braun Strowman. Strowman makes his way down to the ring. Strowman says he would've shattered the Shield tonight, last week they triple powerbombed him because they can't stop him alone. He's going to take them out one by one, piece by piece, until they're gone forever. That starts tonight inside a steel cage with Roman Reigns. Miz says The Shield is no match for this group. Miz says Ambrose is still running his mouth about taking on any 4 or 5 men. So tonight our 5th teammate will be... Kurt Angle cuts of Miz and says he didn't agree to a 5th man. Miz tries the same argument he did last week but Kurt isn't buying it. Kurt says to shut the hell up. They'll settle this like they do in WWE. So the deal is, if Braun wins in the steel cage match tonight then he can add a 5th tag team partner. If Roman wins, however, they LOSE Braun Strowman as a partner. Braun grabs the match and says they accept. Kurt starts to walk off but then adds, to make sure things are far, everyone else is banned from ringside tonight.
Sasha Banks vs Alicia Fox
Banks hits the Banks Statement right off the bat but Foxy gets to the ropes. Fox hits a hard shot and locks in a headlock. Banks manages to break out of the headlock and hits the Banks Statement and Fox taps.
Winner: Sasha Banks
Sasha gets asked about her match but Fox attacks her from behind and slams her into walls and crates. A ref runs up and tells her to stop but she shoves him, too. More refs show up and haul her off.
Enzo comes out and replays the footage of him losing the Cruiserweight Championship to Kalisto. Enzo says let's be real for a minute. He got screwed and robbed of his championship. That's a fact. He got thrown into lumberjack match by a corrupt GM. Mustafa Ali decided to stick his nose in my business...Kalisto's music hit and comes out. Kalisto tells Enzo enough is enough. Your mouth is like 7/11 it never closes. Kalisto says Enzo can blame anyone he wants but there will be no excuses at TLC when comes out as new (oops) Cruiserweight champion. Enzo says he has stacks of money taller than Kalisto. Enzo says he is a star and others are starting to see it. All the heel Cruiserweights come behind and attack Kalisto. Mustafa Ali runs out and takes all the heels out single handedly before Enzo attacks from behind and now it's a mugging. They turn their attention back to Kalisto. Ali tries to fight back but gets taken down again. Enzo grabs a mic and asks them how they're doin'.
The Shield (Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins) vs. The Bar for the Raw Tag Team Championships
Dean and Cesaro start things off. Sheamus immediately tags in and they lock up. Sheamus puts Dean in the corner but Dean flips him in instead. Dean stomps down Sheamus. Sheamus fights back with a knee to the gut and an uppercut. Dean fights back with a knee to the gut of his own. Seth tags in and kicks Sheamus out of the ring then he and Dean clothesline Cesaro out. Both members of the Shield fling themselves over the top rope onto The Bar. Back in the ring Sheamus hits a shoulder on Seth and then stomps Seth on the mat as we head to break.
As we return Cesaro is in control of Seth Rollins after a strong double team attack. 2 count for Cesaro. Dean is pacing in his corner, he wants the tag. Seth fights for the tag but Cesaro is blocking him. Cesaro with a cheap shot to Ambrose so Seth can't make the tag. Sheamus tags in and The Bar hits a wicked double team attack. 2 count and it was close! Seth fights back with chops but Cesaro tags in and stops the tag. Rollins sends Cesaro crashing to the mats and tags Dean! Ambrose takes down Cesaro twice! Three times! Ambrose with a post to post forearm. Swinging neckbreaker by Dean. Cesaro sent into the corner and runs into a boot. Dirty deeds is reversed but Cesaro is sent outside. Suicide Dive! Sheamus tries to interfere but Rollins knocks him out before he can and hits a suicide dive of his own! Ambrose to the top hits a standing elbow drop! Rollins hit with a backbreaker by Sheamus. Backbody drop by Cesaro on Dean. Tag to Sheamus. They try to set up Ambrose for a double team and connect after some trouble! Rollins makes the save! Cesaro tags in, double Crucifix. Rollins with the knee finisher and Dean hits Dirty Deeds for the win!
Winners and STILL Champs: The Shield
Axel is backstage and trying to hype up The Bar to keep their spirits up. Braun walks in and Axel is super hyped. He says Braun needs to win so Axel doesn't have to sit on the sidelines, but if he does then he will be happy to stand with him. He's so hyped he wants to go attack Roman Reigns! Braun tells him to do it. Axel hesitates and asks if he means right now. Braun nods and Sheamus says that the 5th member would attack Roman now, not just talk about it. Axel gets hyped and runs out of the room.
Finn Balor comes out and talks about a festival where the dead would rise and walk the Earth. After seeing Sister Abigail and feeling her presence, he knows those weren't just stories. They were real. He says Bray may have his tricks but so does he. Just like the legends, Finn, too, will slay a monster with a demon of his own. MY DEMON HAS NO FEAR. *Finn's face cuts to a painted Demon face* MY DEMON DREAMS OF NIGHTMARES. *Finn's face cuts to a painted Demon face* MY DEMON IS DYING TO MEET YOU SISTER ABIGAIL. *Finn's face cuts to a painted Demon face* RUN!
Emma and Alexa Bliss vs. Mickie James and Bayley
Bayley is revealed as Mickie's partner. Michael Cole makes a note that Alicia Fox is being fined for attacking a referee. Mickie and Bliss start the match. Bliss goes for a slap but Mickie dodges. Bliss tags Emma. Emma locks in a headlock but Mickie rolls it into a pinfall for 2. Emma twists the arm but Mickie flips out of it. Tag to Bayley and a double elbow. Bayley gets shoved into the corner next to Bliss by Emma. Tag to Bliss. Bayley throws Bliss into the turnbuckle and then an attack using the ropes. Both teams stare down on the outside as we go to break.
We return and Bayley is in a headlock with Emma in control. Emma slams Bayley's head into the corner. Bayley "hulks up" and grabs Emma and slams her head into the corner. Bayley with a running clothesline and follows up with a knee. Emma tries to roll out but gets grabbed, but Emma grabs Bayley's head and hangs her with a guillotine. Emma throws Bayley into the barricade. Emma rolls Bayley in and gets a 2 count. Tag to Bliss. Bliss with a slap to the face of Bayley. Bliss uses the ropes to choke Bayley then locks a headlock on. Bayley fights out but runs right into a clothesline from Bliss. Bliss goes for a cheap shot on Mickie which draws her out of her corner, allowing Emma and Bliss to double team Bayley. Bayley fights out of the corner and goes for the tag and makes it. Mickie in with right hands. Running clothesline from James. And another! Swinging neckbreaker by Mickie. Mickie goes for the kick but Bliss dodges but gets hit with a flapjack instead. Mickie to the top rope and hits a takedown from the top. Emma breaks up a pinfall and that bring Bayley in. Bliss knocks out Bayley but Alexa turns around into the Mick Kick.
Winners: Mickie James and Bayley
Curtis Axel is walking backstage and sees The Shield. He takes a few deep breaths to hype himself up and walks towards them as we head to commercial break.
When we return from break Miz walks into the locker room with The Bar and Strowman. He starts to hype up his team, but then asks where Curtis Axel is? Sheamus and Cesaro laugh. Braun says Axel wanted to go fight Roman Reigns single-handedly, so he told him to do it. Miz sighed and said he'll be right back and left the room.
Mickie James is asked about her match at TLC. Mickie cuts a heartfelt promo about being who she is and how her 3 year old son helps motivate her.
Miz is looking for Curtis Axel and ...he finds him. Only problem is that Axel is tied up, hanging upside down by his feet from a fork lift.
We return from another break and Miz is asked if he'll even have time to find a replacement 5th man with Axel taken out. Miz says he thinks the world of Axel, but he was never the 5th man.
Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns in a Steel Cage. If Braun wins Team Miz gets a 5th man at TLC, if Braun loses he's out of the match at TLC
Miz comes out on commentary and says that's not ringside. The cage door locks and Roman goes after Braun with right hands. Braun doesn't care at all. He throws Roman across the ring with ease. He goes to throw Roman into the steel but Roman reverses it. Roman goes for a clothesline but doesn't do anything. Big boot from Roman. Roman goes for the Samoan drop but can't pick Braun up. Roman with 10 corner clotheslines. Braun with a MAAASSIVE spinebuster and he gets a 2 count. We head to break.
We return and Braun is in control of the match. He picks up Roman and throws him face first into the steel cage. Strowman launches Reigns at the cage but Roman catches the top and tries to climb up but Strowman runs across the ring faster than a human being his size should be able to move and hits a massive splash on Roman and crushes him between the cage. Roman side steps another and Braun clashes with the cage. Roman with big kicks to the face of Strowman. Reigns goes for the Samoan drop and connects this time! 2 count. Roman climbs the side of the cage but The Bar run out and try to stop him, Ambrose and Rollins run out and take out the Bar. Roman is sitting on the top of the cage. Braun grabs Roman's vest and drags him back in the cage. Braun turns it into a superplex from the top of the cage!! Braun crawls to the cover but only gets 2. The Bar and Ambrose and Rollins battle on the outside. Miz leaves the announce table as the brawling spills backstage. Those four guys are going to war and go into the parking area. Miz lowers the garage door and traps all four in the parking area. Miz gets back on commentary. Roman starts to climb the cage again but Braun is able to grab him. Strowman climbs the cage looking to escape but Reigns pulls him down. Braun hits the splits on the ropes. Roman hits a superman punch, and a second! Braun falls down. Roman signals the spear! Braun throws Roman into the air but Roman hits a mid-air Superman Punch! 1-2-NO! Braun kicked out! Kane's music plays and things turn red as Roman connects with a spear! Kane comes out of the ring! Roman goes for the Superman Punch but gets caught in a Chokeslam! Kane hits another! Strowman stares down at Roman, then picks him up and hits a running powerslam. Kane grabs Roman and hits a Tombstone. Braun hits another running powerslam and pins Roman for the win.
Winner: Braun Strowman
Miz gets on the mic and says if it wasn't clear enough, Kane is the 5th team member at TLC.