Will RAW suffer the same fate as Smackdown and be victim to a NXT invasion?
Triple H arrives to RAW with a fleet of cars behind him. It seems he brought his army with him.
Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman open the show. Heyman says Lesnar has a “no cut” contract, meaning WWE can’t fire him. Heyman also says this means Lesnar is entitled to do whatever he wants,
Heyman yells about someone in the building tonight knows here Rey Mysterio is and if Brock isn’t told, he’ll jump the barricade and slap every single fan. Tonight is the funeral of Rey Mysterio’s career.
Upon leaving the ring, Brock goes on a rampage backstage. He yells for Rey and beats up people who cross his path.
Charlotte and Natalya defeated The Kabuki Warriors via Submission (Sharpshooter)
A hell of a match, Natalya and Charlotte really are working well together and its fun to see. It was pretty surprising to see Asuka not use the green mist and be the one to tap out. This could be a matchup we see at Survivor Series.
The women’s tag match is barely over when Heyman and Lesnar are at the commentary table yelling at Jerry “The King” Lawler. Heyman keeps asking Jerry where Rey is and if he doesn’t tell them Brock will beat him up so bad that the medics won’t be able to resuscitate him. Before Brock can do anything, Dio Maddin steps up to Brock. Unfortunately Dio got F5’d for his bravery through the announce table.
Before Brock can do any more damage Rey Mysterio comes out and begins to beat Lesnar up with a hollowed metal bat. Mysterio completely destroys Brock’s leg with the bat and at one point also uses the WWE Title. Once Rey heads to the back, he challenges Brock to a title match at Survivor Series.
Buddy Murphy defeated Cedric Alexander via Pinfall (Murphy’s Law)
I mean what can I say about these two that hasn’t already been said? They are both phenomenal at what they do and have a ton of chemistry in the ring. Unfortunately for Cedric he came out on the losing end and seemed very frustrated during the match that he couldn’t put Murphy away.
Seth Rollins comes out to talk about losing to The Fiend and what’s next for him. After his loss to The Fiend, he is of course angry, but its so much more than losing the Universal Title. Rollins is angry that Brock Lesnar is back on RAW with a title and says everything he has worked for, for the past year is a wash. Seth is at a loss for what is next for him, Enter Triple H.
Hunter says every time Seth doesn’t know what is next, their paths cross. The examples Hunter lists proves this; when Seth was at a loss for what was next while in NXT he became the champ, after that came the Shield, and after that the WWE Championship. While Seth may not know what is to come Hunter does and the path that Seth chooses next will affect Hunter’s next move.
NXT’s involvement with Survivor Series is brought up, Hunter says that Seth is either with him or against him. As Hunter says these words, The Undisputed Era arrives ringside. Seth can’t even give his response as The OC interrupts.
Undisputed Era retreats into the crowd, but The OC tries to follow. Unfortunately for them, Damien Priest and Dominik Dijakivic attack them. Chaos ensues as the RAW roster tries to come out and make the save.
In the midst of all the chaos, Seth never gave his decision. Upon finding Hunter backstage, Seth tell him he’s not coming back to NXT as a former Universal Champion, but as the top guy. This would mean he wants the NXT Championship, which Hunter seems more than willing to make happen as he welcomes Seth back.
Prior to their match, Zelina Vega cuts a promo, she tells the crowd that the are privileged to see her wrestle live and destroy Carolina.
Andrade and Zelina Vega defeated Sin Cara and Carolina via pinfall
If we’re being honest, this should have just been a singles contest between the women as they were the true stars of the match. Seeing Zelina wrestle on live TV really was a treat like she was saying, it has been ages since she had a match on live TV.
Rusev is then out in the ring saying tonight he puts an end to the drama he has with his soon to be ex-wife. Rusev says Bob Lashley can have Lana, but he’s going to kick his ass.
Lashley and Lana come out, but Lashley is using crutches. Lashley says he pulled his groin, yes exactly in the way you are probably thinking he did. Since he is not medically cleared to wrestle, Lana found a replacement. Drew McIntyre being the replacement.
Rusev defeated Drew McIntyre via DQ
Of course Bobby wasn’t injured! Bobby caused the DQ to this match by hitting Rusev with one of his crutches. The match up til the DQ, while hard hitting, was rather slow.
After the match, Rusev and Lashley had a bit of a brawl, until Randy Orton came out of nowhere to deliver a RKO to Rusev. Adding to the weirdness, Ricochet made the save for Rusev. Seems we are getting Team Hogan vs Team Flair members even after Crown Jewel.
Charley Caruso interviewed Becky Lynch. Becky talks about her love of Survivor Series and how this year she is everyone’s target. In the past year Becky has put Sasha on the injured list and forced Ronda Rousey into hiding. Before the interview can continue Shayna Baszler interrupts.
Shayna makes it clear that while she is friends with Ronda, she is nothing like her. Come Survivor Series Shayna will tap Becky out or pin her. Becky is glad they have gotten this opportunity to chat because she doesn’t know if she respects Shayna or not. Come Survivor Series though, Becky will prove to Shayna who the REAL Baddest Woman on the Planet is.
The OC defeated The Street Profits and Humberto Carrillo via Pinfall
The majority of the match saw Montez Ford either taking a huge beating or being the star of the show. Unfortunately after getting the hot tag, Humberto fell victim to the cheating tactics of AJ Styles. AJ rolled Humberto up, but had his feet on the ropes to win.
The Viking Raiders defeated East Hampton Polo Boys via Pinfall
Again we see The Viking Raiders in a squash match, defeating a local team. It was quick and more of the same we have seen from the RAW Tag Team Champions.
After their match Viking Raiders begrudgingly congratulate Gallows and Anderson on their win at Crown Jewel. While they were defeated, the raid never stops.
Seth Rollins defeated Adam Cole via DQ, but Adam Cole retained the NXT Championship
Triple H always has a plan b. Just when it looked like Seth Rollins was closing in on a victory, Undisputed Era was their to make sure Cole kept his title. Once again NXT closed out a Main Roster show more or less on top.
RAW ends with a huge brawl between the NXT and RAW locker rooms. In the brawl we saw Ricochet launch himself on to a bunch of superstars after a shooting star press. Perhaps in the best ending to the show, Keith Lee hits a Tope Con Giro as the show fades to black.