In one of the most exciting nights of the WWE calendar; we’re here covering the first night of the Superstar Shakeup with all the comings and goings to Monday Night RAW!
- Stephanie and Shane McMahon opens the show plugging the Superstar Shakeup with Shane getting huge heat. The Miz is the first Superstar to change brands as he attacks Shane McMahon and brawls to close the segment.
- EIGHT MAN TAG TEAM MATCH– Ricochet, Aleister Black, Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder vs The Revival and The Viking Experience (War Raiders). MATCH WINNERS; The Revival and The Viking Experience via pinfall.
- Cedric Alexander is confirmed for RAW via promo vignette.
- SINGLES MATCH– Finn Balor vs Andrade (making his RAW debut). MATCH WINNER; Andrade via pinfall in a great match.
- Elias cuts a promo about how his music brings legends back to WWE. He is interrupted by Rey Mysterio who has moved to RAW. Lars Sullivan then decimates Rey.
- TAG TEAM MATCH– The Usos vs Roode and Gable. MATCH WINNERS; The Usos via pinfall.
- A Moment with Bliss up next with Sami Zayn; the crowd are so into Zayn they play his theme three times. Zayn however runs down the people of Montreal, not the city before eventually leaving.
- WOMAN’S TAG TEAM MATCH– The Iiconics vs Bayley and Naomi. MATCH WINNERS; Bayley and Naomi via pinfall.
- EC3 comes out for a match with Braun Strowman but the bell never rings. Braun chokeslams EC3 through the stage.
- It is revealed through an image that Eric Young has also been drafted from RAW- leaving Dain and Wolfe.
- WOMAN’S SINGLES MATCH– Becky Lynch vs Ruby Riott. MATCH WINNER; Becky Lynch via submission.
- Baron Corbin, Drew McIntyre and Bobby Lashley cut a promo backstage about their tag match later on in the night.
- Natalya comes out to confront Becky Lynch and tells Lynch she’s coming for the RAW Woman’s Championship. Lacey Evans then comes out and says she’s permanently on RAW and sets up Natalya vs Evans for RAW Woman’s Title Number One Contender-ship.
- WOMAN’S NUMBER ONE CONTENDER MATCH– Lacey Evans vs Natalya. MATCH WINNER; Evans wins via pinfall and is the Number One Contender for the Raw Woman’s Championship.
- SIX MAN TAG TEAM MATCH– Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and AJ Styles vs Drew McIntyre, Baron Corbin and Bobby Lashley. MATCH WINNER; Rollins, Reigns and Styles via pinfall.
Overall; a pretty insane, exciting RAW. Some of the drafts came as a surprise whereas others were definitely predictable but, as a whole, a much better RAW than what we get on average. Smackdown Live has a lot to live up to tomorrow night.
FULL LIST OF SUPERSTARS JOINING RAW
- The Miz
- Ricochet & Aleister Black
- The Viking Experience/War Raiders
- Cedric Alexander
- Andrade and Zelina Vega
- Rey Mysterio
- The Usos
- Eric Young
- Lacey Evans
- AJ Styles