Monday Night Raw takes over Manchester one more night as we’re on the road to Survivor Series.
Becky Lynch opens the show by saying how good it is to be back where she started her career as a fifteen year old. Lynch says the target on her back is big and her line of challengers are getting longer, but they can bring it on.
The Kabuki Warriors defeated Becky Lynch and Charlotte via Pinfall to retain the Women’s Tag Team Titles
This match was given a lot of time, which is refreshing for the women’s division. Shayna Baszler did make an appearance during this match, to “watch” Becky Lynch and technically she did just watch. Baszler was the reason Becky got rolled up by Asuka for the victory, as she stood on the apron in a stare down with Lynch.
After the match, Bayley took Shayna off the ring apron and started a fight with her, which Shayna came out on top of. Before Becky could get to Shayna, Baszler was already leaving through the crowd. Unfortunately for Becky, Bayley had enough time to recover and attack her.
Backstage, Ricochet is having a conversation with Randy Orton, but we are distracted by the sounds of The OC bullying Humberto Carrillo. Ricochet attempts to help Carrillo out, but The OC then starts bullying and mocking him. AJ Styles lays out the challenge to Carrillo and Ricochet, but says it wouldn’t work with just the two of them and they should try and find a friend. Randy Orton volunteers to be the third man of the team, making the match official.
Drew McIntyre defeated Sin Cara via Pinfall (Claymore Kick)
In what seems like it will be his final WWE match, Sin Cara ended up putting his best foot forward but couldn’t get the win. Drew took the match over after a vicious powerbomb on the floor. Sin Cara never really stood a chance.
Erik Rowan gives a rather odd promo, in which it seems like he is talking baby talk to someone.
R-Truth versus Samir Singh never finishes
In a chance to become a 22 time 24/7 Champion, R-Truth finally knew which brother to go after, but it still didn’t help him. The Singh Brothers did attempt to throw Truth off with twin magic, while it did start to work Truth ended up catching the brothers with some offense. Just when the match was getting started Samir got the title and ran off.
Unfortunately for the brothers running away from the match wasn’t the best choice as they ended up in a room alone with Erik Rowan. Rowan destroyed both men, when Truth did find them he ended up leaving pretty quickly.
Seth Rollins tells the crowd that Triple H did light a fire under him. Even though NXT was his beginning, RAW is his show, his home. NXT may have started this fight, but the team Rollins has will finish it. After Seth turns his attention to Manchester, saying he wants to face the UK’s best and isn’t leaving the ring until that happens.
The NXT UK Champion, WALTER comes out and is joined by all members of Imperium. WALTER says that he is out to restore honor to the sport and to let Seth know that just because he is in the UK doesn’t mean he is safe from the NXT takeover. Seth says he knows exactly who WALTER is and what Imperium did on Smackdown, tells him to get down to the ring so they can get the match started.
Seth Rollins defeated WALTER via DQ
Seth gets tossed around pretty good at the start of this one, but does eventually put together a decent amount of offense. Of course just when it seemed Seth was attempting to go for the Curb Stomp, Imperium rushes into the ring and attacks him.
After the ref called for the bell, The Street Profits and Kevin Owens make the save for Rollins. Owens goes straight for WALTER, as Seth makes it back to his feet to help rid the ring of Imperium.
Seth Rollins, The Street Profits, and Kevin Owens defeated Imperium via Pinfall (Curb Stomp)
This was an entertaining tag match and honestly this could have been the team RAW used for Survivor Series (you’ll find out later the team announced). While this was a fun match for RAW’s side, this wasn’t made for Imperium to look that great even though it was cool to see them attempt to takeover RAW.
Andrade defeated Cedric Alexander via pinfall (Hammerlock DDT)
This was yet another Andrade match where Zelina Vega caused a distraction. It’s unfortunate as the match was pretty enjoyable til the distraction.
Aleister Black cut another promo backstage where it seemed he was calling out someone specific to pick a fight with him, although he never said a name.
We see Lana and Bobby Lashley backstage and it seems they are in an argument, which Lana walks away from. She makes her way to the ring to, as she put, confess her “sins.” Lana makes sure to tell the crowd exactly when she first cheated on Rusev, seven weeks ago. And in what seemed like the longest promo, Lana reveals she is nine weeks pregnant with Rusev’s baby.
Rusev does come out to the ring in an attempt to understand all Lana has said. Lana takes this as Rusev’s way of calling her a liar and begins hitting him, at one point jumping on his back. Of course at this point Lashley comes out and beats up Rusev. As Lana and Lashley leave Rusev laid out, Lana reveals that she really was lying and it was a setup.
Erik Rowan defeated Soner Dursun via Pinfall (Ironclaw Slam)
Adding to the weirdness of Rowan’s night, he brought a covered cage to the ring (some sort of animal is the assumption). There is not much to say about the match honestly, it was rather quick.
The Viking Raiders defeated Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan Webster via Pinfall (Viking Experience)
This match was The Viking Raiders biggest test since becoming the RAW Tag Team Champions and its about time. Flash and Mandrews gave their best effort, but unfortunately no amount of high fives or stage dives could get them the victory.
The RAW team for Survivor Series was announced as: Seth Rollins, Drew McIntyre, Ricochet, Randy Orton, and Kevin Owens. Also confirmed for Survivor Series, AJ Styles vs Roderick Strong vs Shinsuke Nakamua.
Randy Orton, Humberto Carrillo, and Ricochet defeated The OC via Pinfall
Of course no one thought Randy Orton would keep his cool during this match, tension between Ricochet and himself had been building all night, but Randy was a good tag team partner. RKO had opportunities to turn on Ricochet, but instead finished the match even tagging in Humberto to let him secure the victory.