The Architect leads the way into Survivor Series!
After standing against NXT, Seth Rollins is the first man on the Raw Survivor Series team! But who will be joining him against NXT AND SmackDown?
- WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships: The Kabuki Warriors VS Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch; The Kabuki Warriors win and retain the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships.
- Drew McIntyre VS Sin Cara; McIntyre wins.
- WWE 24/7 Championship 2v1 Handicap Match: The Singh Brothers VS R-Truth; No Contest.
- Seth Rollins VS Walter w/ Imperium; Rollins wins, by disqualification.
- 8 Man Tag: Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens & The Street Profits VS Imperium; Rollins, Owens & The Street Profits win.
- Cedric Alexander VS Andrade Almas w/ Zelina Vega; Almas wins.
- Erick Rowan VS Soner Dursun; Rowan wins.
- The Viking Raiders VS Flash Morgan Webster & Mark Andrews; The Viking Raiders win.
- Six Man Tag: The OC VS Randy Orton, Ricochet & Humberto Carrillo; Orton, Ricochet & Carrillo win.
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Manchester is now MAN-chester!
The UK is pumped to have Becky Lynch open the show! The Raw Women’s Champion goes into the ring, and fans sing along with her song. Then they change to chanting her name while she gets the mic. “Look at us. The Man is in Manchester!” Back in the UK, too, where Becky trained as a 15 year old kid, and is now a champion challenging for another title. But she’s also in the most dangerous time of her career. The pack of challengers is getting hungrier, the fight is getting harder, and the list is getting long. “Bring them on!” It isn’t lost on her that while she’s been going around the world, the savages are resting, training and improving. And to that, Becky still says, “Bring them on!” If Bayley, Shayna or the Kabuki Warriors think she’s going to slow down, they’re wrong. Getting revenge is what makes her The Man! Becky won’t ever stop running her mouth, slapping their heads, and stop making everyone around her better. The only thing she fears is not being the best.
So with that, why we see Becky regain her legacy of #BeckyTwoBelts? She’s ready to become a WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion in Manchester! And with that, here comes her tag team partner, Charlotte Flair! The Queen of All Eras has the pyro and is ready for gold she hasn’t had yet. Will Becky and Charlotte join their fellow NXT Horsewomen, Sasha Banks and Bayley, in having the tag titles, too? Or are they not ready for Kairi Sane and Asuka?
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships: The Kabuki Warriors VS Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch!
The Queen of Harts could not make the trip to the UK due to family reasons, but the Queen of Flair has an old frenemy she can rely on. Will they work together or fall apart against the united #JoshiRoyalty?
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and this star studded tag title match begins, after the break!
Raw returns and Becky starts with Asuka! These two have been wanting after each other for a few weeks now, and they circle around the ring. They tie up, Asuka powers Becky but Becky powers back. Becky headlocks, but Asuka fights with body shots and pulls Becky’s hair to throw her down! Cover, but Becky uses the Matrix! Becky mocks Asuka’s dance, and then puts up two fingers! In UK, that means a very different thing. Asuka shoves Becky but Becky swings back. Asuka catches the arm but Becky rolls to come back with forearms. Becky wants the arm but now Asuka forearm back. Asuka kicks and does her dance the right way, then gives toying kicks to Becky. Becky gets mad and follows as Asuka runs, to run Asuka over! Becky gives those toying kicks back, and drags Asuka up. Becky whips, Asuka reverses, but Becky goes up only to get kicked down!
Tag to Kairi, and the Kabuki double whip. Becky reverses but Kairi kicks while Asuka goes up. Kairi whips Becky into Asuka’s ass! Kairi throws Becky down by her hair and then laughs. Charlotte swipes at Kairi but Kairi puts Becky in a corner. Kairi drives Becky all the way to the opposite corner’s buckles! Kairi laughs more as she brings Becky back the other way, but Becky turns it around to buckle bump Kairi! Becky arm-drags Kairi around then has Kairi down in an armlock. Kairi gets up, but Becky whips her in. Kairi dodges and throws hands, then stomps a mudhole. Kairi laughs as she marches the plank, the come back for the Sliding- No, Becky dodges the forearm to snap suplex Kairi back! Cover, ONE! Becky drags Kairi over and Charlotte tags in. Charlotte has Manchester going “WOO~!” as she CHOPS Kairi! And again!
Charlotte swings again but Kairi dodges to CHOP. But her chops do nothing to big bad Charlotte! Kairi runs, but into another CHOP! Charlotte struts then brings Kairi up into a fireman’s carry. Kairi scrambles around to a sleeper hold with body scissors! Charlotte works on the hold, but bumps Kairi off buckles. Charlotte is free but she walks into a boot. Kairi runs but into a shoulder! Charlotte wraps Kairi up in headscissors to ram her into the mat over and over and over! Charlotte throws Kairi around in the headscissor hold, then kips up to LET her tag Asuka. Kairi does and Asuka runs in, wanting long awaited revenge on The Queen! Asuka dodges the boot to give kicks and wrap on a headlock. Charlotte resists but Asuka throws her down. Asuka grinds the headlock and resists the headscissors. Charlotte gets it the second time but Asuka pops out to get her headlock again.
Charlotte powers out, and runs Asuka over with a shoulder! Charlotte runs, but has to go over Asuka, and things speed up. Charlotte hurdles but Asuka waistlocks, only for Charlotte to elbow out hard! Charlotte brings Asuka up but Shayna Baszler is here!? The Queen of Spades is back again as Raw goes to break.
Raw returns and Asuka fires off forearms on Charlotte. She backs Charlotte down then whips, but Charlotte tumbles out to boot Asuka away. Charlotte slingshots to roll Asuka up, TWO! Shayna still watches ringside as Charlotte scoops Asuka for a Fall Away Slam! Charlotte goes after Asuka’s leg but Asuka evades the knee drop, only to get a clothesline. Kairi swipes at Charlotte but Charlotte BOOTS her down! Charlotte goes to Asuka in the corner but gets a drop toehold into buckles! And a kick to knock her down! Asuka stands on Charlotte’s head, but lets up at 4. She scuffs Charlotte with her boot over and over, then chokes her on the ropes. Asuka lets up at 4 to bring Charlotte up, but Charlotte CHOPS back! And again! And again! But Asuka dumps Charlotte out, and distracts the ref so Kairi can get cheap shots in! Kairi puts Charlotte back in, and Asuka stomps Charlotte down.
Asuka brings Charlotte over, tag to Kairi. The Kabuki double whip to kick, kick, camel clutch dropkick! Kairi laughs as she sits on Charlotte for a cover, ONE! Fans rally for Charlotte and Becky but Kairi puts Charlotte into a straitjacket. Charlotte endures and Shayna seems unimpressed. Charlotte is up and arm-drags Kairi off, but Kairi dropkicks her back down! Cover, ONE, but Kairi drags Charlotte over to the corner. Asuka tags in and the Kabuki double suplex Charlotte up and over! Cover, ONE, but Asuka drags Charlotte up for another suplex. Charlotte resists, then suplexes Asuka! Asuka slips out, waistlocks, and climbs on for the IRON OCTOPUS! Charlotte endures and powers up, to get Asuka into a fireman’s carry! But Asuka CRUCIFIX DRIVERS! Cover, TWO!! Charlotte survives but Asuka keeps her close.
Asuka gives Charlotte swift kicks to the chest over and over, but Charlotte blocks the buzzsaw only to get a back kick. But she comes back with a forearm! Charlotte elbows and forearms both Kabuki, but gets thrown into the armbar, to the Asuka Lock! Charlotte resists, bridges back to a cover, TWO! Asuka has the arm! Charlotte endures and fans rally. Charlotte rolls to a cover, TWO! Asuka holds on with a triangle hold, but Charlotte dead lifts to POWERBOMB! Cover, but Kairi breaks it! Kairi stomps Charlotte, too, and Becky protests. Kairi gets Asuka to the corner and tags in. Kairi ax kicks Charlotte down, then drags her into a corner. Kairi gives forearms and fast hands, then walks corner to corner. Kairi runs back in but is put on the apron. Kairi shoulders in, climbs up and leaps, but Charlotte gets under. Kairi rolls and turns around, into the backbreaker to buckle shot!
Kairi and Charlotte are down but Manchester fires up! Kairi and Charlotte crawl, hot tags to Becky and Asuka! The Man rallies with lariats and forearms and uppercuts and a back kick! Becky runs to forearm Asuka down! Bekcy runs in to forearm and stomp away on Asuka. Kairi runs in but gets added to the corner, rocket kick! BECKSPLODER for Kairi! Becky runs but Auska puts her on the apron. Becky kicks back, then forearms! Becky climbs, leaps, missile dropkick gets both Kabuki! But Shayna distracts! Fans boo but BAYLEY appears! Bayley and Baszler brawl but Baszler wipes Bayley out! Asuka rolls Becky up, the Kabuki Warriors win!!
Winners: The Kabuki Warriors, Asuka pinning; still WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions
The Queen of Spades managed to punk out both Raw and SmackDown at once! Becky wants Shayna to fight her now, but Bayley goes after Becky first! Bayley throws Becky into barriers, because she refuses to be overlooked. Shayna just takes her leave, having done her part. Will Bayley get the payback she wants come Survivor Series?
Ricochet and Randy Orton argue backstage.
The One and Only and the Viper talk but they overhear The OC getting in the face of Humberto Carrillo. Ricochet stands up for him, and the OC mock him now as the “superhero” of Raw. AJ Styles would love to face these two, but Ricochet has his hands full with Orton. But the OC are much worse than any viper, so start to stepping. But when they don’t, the OC see the anger in their eyes. So they want a piece of the OC? Fine! Scour the locker room or even the city, and find a third! Bring it on! You don’t have friends! Wait, Orton walks over? “Something tells me they’re not going to have to look all that far.” Orton is up for taking on The OC alongside Carrillo and Ricochet. But are the OC up for getting an RKO outta nowhere?
Drew McIntyre VS Sin Cara!
The Scottish Terminator is ready to destroy whoever is put in his way. Is he going to destroy the Man with No Face? Or can Sin Cara surprise us all?
The bell rings and McIntyre ties up with Sin Cara. He pushes Sin Cara to the corner and fires off stomps and a CHOP! Then he bumps Sin Cara on the adjacent corner before he CHOPS him down! McIntyre dead lift suplex TOSSSES Sin Cara! Then stands him up to throw big hands! McIntyre whips but Sin Cara holds ropes and then dumps McIntyre out! Sin Cara DIVES and rams McIntyre into barriers! Sin Cara climbs up high, for SUPER ASAI MOONSAULT! Sin Cara takes McIntyre down but puts him in the ring fast. Sin Cara covers, ONE, but he comes back with a kick! And a CHOP of his own! Sin Cara springboards, into the Glasgow Kiss HEADBUTT! McIntyre shakes it off to put Sin Cara in a corner for more haymakers and stomps!
McIntyre drags Sin Cara up to reel him in for a LARIAT! Cover, ONE, but McIntyre cravats Sin Cara for a neck wrench. Sin Cara endures and fans rally up, and Sin Cara fights with body shots. McIntyre clubs Sin Cara down then taunts him to get up. McIntyre makes Sin Cara stand and reels him in, but Sin Cara slips around to fire back! Dropkicks taggers McIntyre, then Sin Cara boots. Sin Cara dodges, runs, tilt-o-whirls to headscissor McIntyre out! Fans fire up as Sin Cara slingshots, but the huricanrana becomes a POWERBOMB! McIntyre looms over Sin Cara before he drags the dead weight back into the ring. McIntyre circles like a shark, then takes aim from a corner. Sin Cara slowly rises, McIntyre runs out, CLAYMORE! Cover, McIntyre wins!
Winner: Drew McIntyre, by pinfall
The strength of McIntyre was more than Sin Cara could withstand, and McIntyre is on a roll. Will McIntyre find himself on the road to a title in the near future?
Erick Rowan speaks.
“Wake up.” Rowan says today is going to be a good day for “daddy.” “You’re so cute.” What is Rowan talking to?
WWE 24/7 Championship 2v1 Handicap Match: The Singh Brothers VS R-Truth!
What’s up? The 747 7/11 24/7 European Television Championship being in a regular match, that’s what’s up! Well, an almost regular match. Samir and Sunil are co-stars in this match, but will Truth end the #LightsCameraAndBollywoodAction?
The introductions are made, the slate is clapped, the belt is raised, and this unique match for the 24/7 title begins!
Samir and Sunil try to confuse Truth with the Bollywood dancing, but Truth DECKS Sunil! Truth chases Samir then throws haymakers. Truth whips Samir but Samir slips out of the back drop. Sunil anchors a foot and Samir clubs away on Truth. The Singh Brothers both cub away now, and stomp Truth to a corner. Fans boo as the Bollywood Boys bully Truth. They grind boots into Truth but fans rally up. The Singhs double whip corner to corner, then dance about before running in. Truth sends Samir into the post! And BOOTS Sunil! Truth hip tosses Sunil down and shouts, “What’s up?!” Splits and run corner to corner, Truth hits a big corner splash! Truth keeps moving, Lie Detector Elbow! But Samir bails Sunil out!
The champion wants his title, and Samir takes it from the timekeeper. Samir and Sunil run away but Truth gives chase! They do laps around the ring, Truth takes a shortcut through the ring, but now he has to chase them the other way around. Truth plays cat ‘n’ mouse with two mice, but then they go up the ramp! Fans boo as the Singhs take their ball and go home, but Truth pursues! The 24/7 Championship basically makes this a Falls Count Anywhere!
The Singhs go backstage but Truth won’t stop chasing them. They end up in the women’s locker room!? Truth knocks, the Singhs are quite literally thrown out, and they knock Truth into the wall. The brothers hurry, and go into a very dark room. They flip the lights on, but encounter Erick Rowan! Rowan grabs Samir, BOOTS Sunil, then SLAMS Samir into a wall! Rowan throws Sunil into the same wall! And then he lifts the couch and RAMS them both! Big Red just wrecked the Bollywood Boys, and Truth walks in to see the devastation. The Singhs beg for his help, but Truth feels “Y’all need privacy. Let me get these lights for you.” Truth turns the lights down then leaves. But what is the fate of the 24/7 Championship?
Seth Rollins is here!
Manchester is ready to #BurnItDown with The Architect as he heads to the ring! Rollins stood with Raw against Triple H and NXT, and is going to be the first member of Raw’s Survivor Series team! Rollins has the mic and “digs that energy.” Rollins brings up what happened last week, with HHH trying to convince Rollins to join up with NXT. HHH knows what’s next for Rollins, that the future is his past. Rollins figured why not, and he took on Adam Cole for the NXT Championship, but then HHH showed his true colors to Rollins. HHH wanted to reignite Rollins, and he did just that. NXT was Rollins’ start, but RAW is Rollins’ home! NXT started this fight, but Rollins and his gang will finish it! But Survivor Series is still a couple weeks away, and Rollins wants to talk about tonight.
It is no secret that Rollins feels he’s the best in the world. And Rollins doesn’t do that by taking nights off! Rollins issues an Open Challenge to the UK’s BEST! If anyone has the guts, then Rollins wants to fight! Who is going to make a name for themselves?! Literally NXT UK’s best: WALTER! Imperium leads the way for the Ring General! Walter has a mic as fans chant his name. “You wanted the best. Well, here we are.” Walter introduces himself to those who don’t know him, and points out that he is the WWE United Kingdom Champion. They are Imperium, and are here to “restore the honor of our sport!” That mat is SACRED! And just because Rollins isn’t in the United States doesn’t mean he’s safe from an NXT takeover.
Rollins points out he knows who Imperium is and what they did on SmackDOwn. And Rollins appreciates Walter is stepping up. Walter feels he’s the UK’s best, and that title might prove him right. “So let’s find out!” The challenge is accepted, and Rollins is ready to #BurnItDown!
Seth Rollins VS Walter w/ Imperium!
Raw returns and the bell rings. Rollins and Walter tie up and Walter headlocks to THROW Rollins! Rollins gets up and ties up with Walter again. Walter uses a judo throw to bring Rollins down again, and he dares Rollins to get up. Rollins does and they circle to tie up again. Rollins waistlocks but Walter bucks him off, to run him over! Walter runs, Rollins hurdles and boots, then CHOPS. Rollins knees, kicks and Slingblades Walter down! Walter scrambles out and regroups with Imperium. But Rollins builds speed, only for Walter to get out of the way. Rollins chases Walter back into the ring and shoulders in, to springboard up, into a waistlock and GERMAN SUPLEX! Walter poses while Rollins rests under the ropes.
Rollins rises but Walter is on him with European Uppercuts. Walter drags Rollins up by his hair to then scoop and slam him fast, and drop an elbow! Cover, ONE, but Walter keeps on him with a headlock. Walter cranks the neck and fans rally up as Rollins endures. Rollins fights his way up, and uses a jawbreaker to escape! But Walter CHOPS Rollins off his feet! Rollins grits his teeth but Walter turns him with his legs, but Rollins reaches for ropes. Walter yanks Rollins away, and gets the Half Crab! Walter sits deep, but Rollins endures. Rollins powers his way up, but Walter gets the other leg. Rollins rolls to push Walter away but Walter BOOTS him down! Walter drags Rollins up onto the ropes and bends him back to CLUB him in the chest! Rollins falls to the apron but Walter looms over him. Walter drags Rollins back up, for another CLUBBING forearm!
Walter drags Rollins up a third time, but Rollins catches the third forearm attack! Walter breaks free but his boot gets hung up, Rollins enziguris Walter away! Springboard flying knee staggers Walter, but Walter side steps the superkick. Walter German Suplexes but Rollins lands on his feet! SUPERKICK! Another SUPERKICK! Rollins stomps and fans echo, “Burn It Down!” But Imperium rushes the ring and attacks!
Winner: Seth Rollins, by disqualification
Alexander Wolfe, Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner stomp away, but here come the STREET PROFITS! Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford brawl with Imperium but that’s 4v2! Walter knocks For down, but here comes KEVIN OWENS! The Prizefighter goes right after Walter! Rollins is up, too, and now it’s 4v4! Raw runs off NXT UK! Has Rollins found those Survivor Series teammates?
8 Man Tag: Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens & The Street Profits VS Imperium!
Holla holla! Rollins now has a team behind him, and they go up against the Ring General and his soldiers! Will Raw be able to thwart the takeover?
Rollins starts with Wolfe, and they brawl at the bell! Rollins also hits Aichner, Barthel and Walter for good measure before throwing haymakers on Wolfe. Wolfe whips but Rollins kicks him away. Rollins runs but Aichner holds the rope to dump Rollins out! Barthel sends Rollins into steel steps! Team Raw protests but the ref keeps them back. Fans are fired up to see KO again, but Walter tags in. Walter gives Rollins EuroUppers then a BIG apron back suplex! Cover, TWO! Walter keeps on Rollins with a heel hook then tags in Wolfe. Wolfe stomps Rollins in the face, then drags Rollins up into a chinlock. Rollins endures and fights his way up as fans rally. Rollins forearms and haymakers Wolfe, but Wolfe reels him in for a German Suplex! Bridging cover, TWO! Wolfe drags Rollins back to the Imperium corner, tag to Barthel.
Barthel and Wolfe mug Rollins then put him in a corner. Barthel stomps a mudhole into Rollins, but lets up at 4. Barthel grinds his boot in more, then drags him over to the corner. Tag to Aichner, but Rollins fights back with haymakers! But Aichner shoves, SPINEBUSTER, Penalty Kick from Barthel! Cover, TWO! Aichner drags Rollins up and snap suplexes. Cover, TWO, but he tries again, ONE. Aichner drags Rollins up to ram him into their corner. Tag to Walter and Walter stomps Rollins down. Walter snapmares and clubs away on Rollins’ chest. Rollins CHOPS Walter, but Walter gets him in a sleeper hold! Rollins bumps Walter on buckles and then fights against all of Imperium! Rollins elbows Walter but Walter comes back with a BIG shotgun dropkick! And a WALTER BOMB! Cover bu Kevin breaks it!
The brawl is on again! Imperium rock Owens but the ref keeps the Street Profits back. Walter cheap shots the Profits then BOOTS Owens! Walter climbs up and aims, but Rollins is up top fast! SUPERPLEX! Both men are down, but crawling for their corner.s Wolfe tags in and spins Rollins but Rollins elbows back! Aichenr runs in but is sent out, hot tag to Kevin Owens! CANNONBALL onto Aichner! SUPERKICK for Barthel! SUPERKICK for Wolfe! SUPERKICK for Walter! Kevin goes up top fast, SWANTON onto Wolfe! Cover, but Walter breaks it! Dawkins and Ford go after Walter, then double whip, into Rollins’ SUPERKICK! Walter bails out, Rollins DIVES! The tope suicida was not enough to topple Walter, so Ford FLIES! Direct hit into the announce desk! Dawkins gives Aichner an exploder! Barthel BLASTS Dawkins with a EuroUpper!
Kevin kicks Barthel, STUNNER! And a “Suck it!” for good measure! Wolfe goes after Kevin but Rollins school boys him to a CURB STOMP! Cover, Rollins and Team Raw wins!!
Winners: Team Raw, Seth Rollins pinning
Incredible teamwork from Rollins, Owens, Ford and Dawkins! They’ve stopped the takeover in the UK, but can they do this all over again at Survivor Series?
Cedric Alexander VS Andrade Almas w/ Zelina Vega!
The Ebony Lion is still looking to resurrect the Age of Alexander, but he’s going up against El Idolo who has been on a hot streak. Both men want gold, but who gets there first with a win here tonight?
The bell rings and Alexander circles with Almas. They tie up, Almas powers Alexander to ropes but lets up, to kick low! Almas throws forearms then hits a shoulder breaker fast to a wristlock. Alexander rolls and handsprings to reverse but Almas rocks him with a right. Vega likes what she sees already as Almas CHOPS Alexander. Almas whips corner to corner but Alexander goes up and over and handsprings back to headscissor and dropkick! Almas bails out and Alexander builds speed, but Almas gets in. Alexander ducks, handsprings but into a dropkick from Almas! Tranquilo! Then Almas fires off furious hands on Alexander. Alexander flounders but Almas drags him into an armlock. Alexander endures and fans rally up. Alexander feeds off the energy to fight, but Almas clubs him down. Almas sleeper holds but Alexander back suplexes. Almas lands on his feet, gets the sleeper, but Alexander arm-drags and CHOPS!
Alexander rolls Almas, then cartwheels to basement dropkick! Both men are down and Vega coaches Almas, but fans rally up with Alexander. Alexander kips up and fires up, and then rallies with lariats. Almas kicks but Alexander ELBOWS! Almas falls out of the ring, Alexander runs to DIVE! Direct hit takes them to the ramp but Alexander puts Almas in. Step-in, COMPLETE SHOT! Cover, TWO!! Alexander keeps his cool while fans rally again. Vega still coaches Almas up, but Alexander brings Almas up. Almas elbows free, but Alexander keeps trying. Almas holds ropes as Alexander yanks, Almas elbows but Alexander ducks! The ref almost takes the hit! Vega swipes at Alexander, Almas boot feint to ELBOW! Hammerlock, LA SOMBRA! Cover, Almas wins!
Winner: Andrade Almas, by pinfall
El Idolo does it again, all thanks to La Muneca! Will anyone ever outsmart this devious duo?
Aleister Black speaks.
“I have spoken to you about sins, insanity and being condemned.” He’s even spoken in riddles. But has Aleister talked about secrets? Secrets that tie all of that together. Secrets of a man “not so well kept and the sins that it brought him.” Hear Aleister now as he speaks in prophecy. “I know who you are and what you have done. So knock on my door, and pick. A fight. With. ME.” Who is Aleister accusing? Will they respond to be calling out?
WWE celebrates Veteran’s Day.
Without their sacrifices, we would not be able to have what we have. We are humbled by their courage to do what the rest of us can’t. Salute those who have fought and those who still fight for our freedom.
Lana and Bobby Lashley argue backstage.
The Ravishing Russian has something to reveal, and yet it seems the Rocky Mountain Machine isn’t so sure she should. Lana storms off, and we’ll all learn the secret, next!
Lana heads to the ring!
Manchester is not happy with Lana over the drama between her and the Bulgarian Brute. But Lana ignores their boos as she takes up the mic. She is here to “confess sins.” Her loving, hot boyfriend and love of her life, Bobby Lashley, didn’t want her to say any of this. Boo all you like, but the reality is that Lana explained to Lashley that the truth has to come out. The truth is all Lana has as the most ravishing woman in the world. She has few flaws, and lying is not one of them. She would rather be booed for who she is than hated for being something she’s not. Yes, she cheated on Rusev. Don’t boo, that’s being very judgmental! Rusev cheated Lana first! Lana is not a doormat! She won’t be petty, but yes, seven weeks ago, she slept with Lashley for the first time. And Lana is happy to celebrate their seven-week “sexiversary.” Because WOW, Lashley continues to blow her mind every time.
Lana says she has been monogamous in both relationships, because she believes in monogamy. But now Lana is upset over fans mocking her for getting knocked down by Lashley! No one knows what that humiliation is like! But Lana has great support from Lashley, who got her checked out after that incident. Everything on Lana’s body is fine, especially her legs. But then something was revealed in that check-up: she’s nine-weeks pregnant! But for those who aren’t doing the math, or just can’t do it like the people of Manchester, but if seven weeks ago was her first time with Lashley, but she is nine weeks pregnant, then this is Rusev’s “Machka brat” inside her! “That Bulgarian Son of a B*tch!” Lana feels herself bloating already! And now she’s so angry she breaks into Russian! But here comes Rusev! Rusev calmly walks down the ramp, gives a few high-fives, and joins Lana in the ring.
Fans chant for “Rusev Day!” and Lana is not surprised. “The lovely freakin’ father” is here. Fans chant “Daddy’s Home!” Rusev calmly double checks: she’s pregnant? Well he is a sex addict, so of course he got her pregnant! Yes, yes, list it all, they’ve heard it before. But Rusev is just trying to understand all this. First he’s a sex addict, then he’s a cheater, and now he’s the baby daddy? Is Rusev saying Lana is a liar? Just look at her stomach! Rusev is not saying she’s a liar. Don’t do this, Lana. He’s just trying to figure out this manipulation. Lana is the mother of his unborn child! And yet she’s a liar!? He’s just trying to keep up with this! Lana starts firing off SLAPS! She won’t let up! But here comes Lashley! Lana hops on Rusev and rakes his eyes! Lashley gets in and knocks Rusev down! Lashley rains down rights, drags Rusev up, and hits a Complete Shot!
Lashley looms over Rusev while Lana smiles. Fans boo and jeer as Lashley drags Rusev up again, for a CHOKE SLAM! Lana is so proud of her boyfriend, and surprise! She’s NOT pregnant! What lows will Lana sink to next just to stick it to Rusev?
Erick Rowan VS Soner Dursun!
Big Red was already talking to a pet of sorts, and then he wrecked the Singh Brothers for barging in. Will Manchester’s own get much of the same?
Rowan puts his pet with Vic and King, and has them watch it for him. The bell rings and Rowan corners Dursun. Dursun throws haymakers, but they do nothing! Rowan CLOBBERS Dursun then tells him to stay down. But when Dursun gets up, Rowan questions if Dursun knows who he is. Dursun kicks but Rowan catches the leg to throw Dursun out! Rowan goes out to BODY CHECK Dursun down! Rowan puts Dursun in the ring, and clamps on the IRON CLAW! For the SLAM! Cover, Rowan wins!
Winner: Erick Rowan, by pinfall
Rowan wrecks another mere mortal, and then goes back for his little pet in the cage. But with that burlap cover, we can’t tell what it is. What little critter does Rowan have in there? And what devastation will Rowan unleash until he has the respect he demands?
The Viking Raiders VS Flash Morgan Webster & Mark Andrews!
Erik and Ivar are the Raw Tag Team Champions, but while in the UK, they take on former NXT United Kingdom Tag Team Champions, the Modfater and the rockstar! Will the raid roll on towards Survivor Series? Or will the takeover score big points against one of the most decorated tag teams in the world?
The teams sort out, and we begin with Erik and FMW. Fans sing for FMW and he ducks Erik to dropkick Ivar! FMW knee triggers Erik then throws him out, tag to Andrews as FMW DIVES! But Erik catches him! So Andrews DIVES to knock Erik over! The Welshmen go in and dump Ivar out, then build speed to FLY! The Welsh Air Force takes the Raiders down! They put Erik in and Andrews kicks Erik, to run and tilt-o-whirl, but Erik pops Andrews up! Andrews tries to counter with a DDT but Erik powers him up again to a suplex! But gets STUN-DOG MILLIONAIRE! Tag to FMW, SWANTON! Cover, TWO!! NXT UK almost had Raw’s best right there! FMW tags Andrews, but Erik ROCKS FMW then knees Andrews down! Erik is seething as he drags FMW back in with a waistlock. Andrews runs at Erik but gets caught, DOUBLE T-Bone Suplexes!
Ivar tags in as FMW and Andrews bail out, Ivar DIVES! The Warbeard topples them both over! Ivar puts them both in, then has them in the corner. Tag to Erik and Ivar runs to corner splash FMW and Andrews! Then he feeds FMW to Erik’s shotgun knees. Erik uses Ivar as a weapon, hip attack in the corner! Tag back to Ivar, Andrews does his best to fight back but they’re just too big. But Andrews slides under to double PELE! Andrews runs, but into THOR’S HAMMER!! Cover, the Raiders win!
Winners: The Viking Raiders, Ivar pinning
The raid rolls on as the Raw Tag Team Champions wreck the Welshmen! Will they wreck the best NXT and SmackDown has to offer when its Champions VS Champions VS Champions?
Ricochet checks in with Randy Orton.
Orton tunes him out, until Ricochet hits him on the shoulder. Ricochet knows Orton is just doing this to RKO Ricochet like he’s done before. Orton tells Ricochet to relax. The last thing Ricochet needs to do right now is let Orton get in his head. But is it too late for that?
Another Champions Triple Threat has been made!
The WWE United States Champion of Raw, AJ Styles, will take on the WWE Intercontinental Champion of SmackDown, Shinsuke Nakamura, and the NXT North American Champion of the Undisputed Era, Roderick Strong! Who will represent their brand the best in this amazing new triple threat?
Plus, the traditional Survivor Series match is escalated!
What used to be a 5v5 Elimination Tag Match is now a 5v5v5! That makes for a 15 person Triple Threat Tag! The women of Raw, SmackDown and NXT will assemble into teams, but so will the men! Rollins’ team has Kevin Owens, Drew McIntyre, Ricochet and Randy Orton! Who will NXT and SmackDown respond with?
Six Man Tag: The OC VS Randy Orton, Ricochet & Humberto Carrillo!
The Phenomenal One and the Best Tag Team in the World take on the Viper, the real-life superhero and Ultimo Ninja to settle the problems brewing within the brand. Which side stands tall in this Manchester main event?
Raw returns as Ricochet and Carrillo make their entrances, followed by The OC’s entrance. The teams sort out and Anderson starts against Ricochet. They circle and tie up, and Ricochet wristlocks but Anderson knocks him down. Anderson throws forearms then whips, but Ricochet rolls off his back to roll under and handspring to a headscissors and dropkick! Ricochet brings Anderson up for another wrench, and Orton tags in. Ricochet lets Orton have his space to wrench Anderson and yank the arm. Orton offers a tag, but then gives it to Carrillo. Carrillo comes in to ax handle the arm, but Anderson powers Carrillo tot he corner. Styles tags in and the OC mugs Carrillo. Styles wrenches Carrillo to a wristlock, but Carrillo uses the ropes to flip through. Carrillo cartwheels to wrench and kick Styles , then uses the ropes to acrobatically arm-drag Styles away!
Styles runs at Carrillo but ends up in another arm-drag! Carrillo brings Styles over, Ricochet tags in to drop an ax handle on Styles’ arm. Ricochet wrenches and yanks, but Styles uses a jawbreaker! Ricochet staggers away, Styles runs in but Ricochet side steps, sending Styles into Orton! Ricochet dodges Styles again, springboard crossbody! Orton storms in but the referee and even Carrillo work to keep him from going after Ricochet. The misunderstanding riles Orton up but Ricochet tries to explain. Raw goes to break as the team works things out.
Raw returns once again as Ricochet slingshots over Styles to mule kick him down! He tags Carrillo who gives Styles another acrobatic arm-drag! Styles boots Carrillo from the corner and whips him corner to corner, but Carrillo goes up to fly for a headbutt! Cover, TWO! Carrillo runs in, tries another arm-drag but gets thrown down on the mat! Styles tags Luke Gallows and he drags Carrillo up for headbutts! Gallows drags Carrillo to the OC’s corner for big body shots! He lets up at 4 and throws up the Too Sweet. Gallows stomps Carrillo then drags him up to tag Styles back in. The OC mugs Carrillo and Styles wraps on a chinlock. Carrillo endures, fights out with elbows, but Styles clubs him down. Tag to Anderson, and the OC double whip. Carrillo kicks Styles away then swings on Anderson but Anderson gets him with a lift. But Carrillo turns that into headscissors on Styles!
Anderson drags Carrillo back up, back suplexes but Carrillo slips out to roll under, tag to Ricochet! Ricochet rallies with forearms and a tilt-o-whirl headscissors! Anderson is in a corner and Ricochet rams his shoulder in. Ricochet dodges Gallows on the apron and then kicks him back, but here comes Styles, Ricochet SUPERKICKS him! Ricochet aims at Anderson and springboards in but Anderson gets under! Ricochet rolls, refuses to tag Orton, and turns around into a SPINEBUSTER! Ricochet rolls out of the ring but Anderson drags him back in. Cover, ONE, but Anderson is on Ricochet with a chinlock. Ricochet endures as fans rally up. Anderson stomps Ricochet down and tags to Styles. The OC mug Ricochet more, tag to Gallows. Gallows drags Ricochet up to snap suplex, then he drops an elbow! Ricochet gets to a corner but Gallows is on him with big haymakers.
Gallows whips Ricochet corner to corner hard and Ricochet bounces off buckles to the mat. Gallows drags Ricochet up again to scoop and slam, and drop a leg! Cover, TWO! Gallows drives elbows in over and over then wraps on another chinlock. Fans rally and Orton just looks disappointed with Ricochet. Ricochet endures and fights his way up, throwing hands. Gallows clubs Ricochet back down, then throws up more Too Sweets. Gallows sucker punches Orton! Gallows whips Ricochet but Ricochet kicks back! And dropkick-flips to an enziguri! Ricochet crawls but Styles tags in. Styles has Ricochet, ducks the enziguri but not the mule kick! Ricochet hurries as fans rally up, hot tag to Carrillo! Carrillo rallies on Styles! He ducks and springboards, enziguri! Fans fire up as Carrillo somersault moonsaults! Cover, TWO!
Carrillo drags Styles to a drop zone, heads up top, and MOONSAULTS! But he FLOPS! Orton is back and he tags in! The fans fire up for the Viper as he ducks Styles to hit the spinning powerslam! Then he drags Styles up to put him on the ropes, draping DDT! Orton hears the voices in his head! Manchester fires up but Anderson gets in to uppercut Orton! Ricochet gives Anderson RECOIL! Gallows LARIATS Ricochet! Carrillo missile dropkicks Gallows! The Good Brothers regroup and Carrillo climbs up, to SUPER ASAI them both down! Fans are all fired up as Orton, Ricochet and Styles are in the ring. But who will the Viper strike? Orton looms over Ricochet, Ricochet stands, but Styles runs into the RKO!! Tag to Carrillo, Carrillo goes up, MOONSAULT! Cover, Carrillo and team win!
Winners: Humberto Carrillo, Ricochet & Randy Orton, Carrillo pinning
Ultimo Ninja pins the United States Champion again! The Viper actually got along with Ricochet, but then keeps him on his toes with the fake-out. Orton lets Ricochet know he does what he wants, when he wants, to whoever he wants. Ricochet and Orton must get along on Team Raw, but will the three most dangerous letters in wrestling still strike the One and Only in the end?
A pretty good Raw to get things going towards Survivor Series, but it still wasn’t that great. For one, the Lana-Lashley-Rusev story just took a sharp right turn into Stupidville. Granted, what else could such a “confession” be but Lana’s pregnant? And then it turns out to be a ruse to sucker Rusev into the ring so Lana could slap him around and have Lashley body slam him. This grudge match better just get out of the way so everyone involved can move on, even though now they’re all thoroughly ruined. And for the love of God, Rusev needs to win so he can teach the home-wrecking, manipulative Heels a lesson. Meanwhile, I have no idea what’s going on with Rowan and his new pet, but it’s already coming off like a cheap knockoff of Jake The Snake. I did like that he got to wreck the Singh Brothers, but he should’ve taken the 24/7 Championship on top of it to make things get serious for a minute. And as for my guess as to what pet Rowan has, I’m pretty sure Vince doesn’t even know what it’ll be yet, but when he does, it’ll be a spider.
We got some great stuff in the build towards Survivor Series, though I didn’t expect WWE to want 15-person Triple Threat Elimination Tags. I know 5 became the standard number but 15 people? That’s up to 14 eliminations if they want to do a sole survivor this year, but I can’t see anyone in these matches getting squashed. Well, sadly, having Dana Brooke on Team SmackDown, she might get squashed against, say, NXT’s Rhea Ripley or Io Shirai. For that matter, we got nothing on which women are going on Team Raw, but there is still time. NXT and SmackDown can even be used to announce those things, which would be smart. I am a bit disappointed Team Raw wasn’t just straight up the team Rollins had against Imperium. That match was so good, Kevin Owens has already been documented in WWE material as being friendly with the Profits, and fans LOVE the Profits! But at the same time, Orton, Ricochet and McIntyre are great talents, so maybe there’s something else planned.
McIntyre VS Sin Cara was alright, but McIntyre all but squashed Sin Cara. Knowing now that Sin Cara wants out of WWE, this might have been the send-off. On the flip side, Almas beats Alexander in a great match, but again Vega helps him win. Aleister Black’s promo was actually a good next step for him. He’s calling someone out, and I hope it’s Almas. Why not have a program with them? It’d be great. The women’s division did great tonight, too, with the WWE Women’s Tag title match. I was glad to see it was Becky and Charlotte challenging, and it was actually a good choice for Shayna to get involved. Bayley finally gets after both Shayna and Becky, and it was fine the champions retain. The Kabuki Warriors should only lose when Paige screws them over. Bayley gets the better of Becky this time, but I still want to see Bayley going after Shayna on NXT this week. Shayna is going to do some work Survivor Series weekend with the Women’s WarGames and then the champions triple threat, she’s gotta come out the winner on at least one of those.
I also love that we’re still getting the midcard champions triple threat. Styles VS Strong VS Nakamura, that is going to be great. There is still going to be Undisputed Era VS Team Ciampa for a Men’s WarGames but hopefully they find a way to let Undisputed Era get away without being too beat up. O’Reilly and Fish do need to get into that tag champion triple threat, too, after all. Viking Raiders didn’t quite squash Andrews & Webster, but they still mostly squashed Andrews & Webster. That triple threat of the tag champions just needs to be amazing to help more casual fans understand the Viking Raiders are amazing. That might be the other reason New Day is in. If a team other than New Day wins, it helps people understand that winning team is that great. Then the Six Man Tag, OC VS Orton-Ricochet-Carrillo, that was great stuff, too. It really gives a story to the Raw team for the 15 Man Tag, but it might be too obvious if Orton betrays Raw by taking out Ricochet.
Then Carrillo being given the pin, Carrillo VS Styles will be another great US Championship match, but let’s save it for after Survivor Series. And when it happens, Carrillo has to win it this time, right? At the same time, Styles is phenomenal, so it’d be fine if he wins again, but it just seems redundant. Why not give it to Carrillo to run with it for a minute, and if Styles wins his way to a rematch, then that’s fine, too.
My Score: 8.3/10