WWE Monday Night RAW Live Results, Your Feedback And Viewing Party
WWE Monday Night RAW Live Results, Your Feedback And Viewing Party
Welcome to our WrestlingINC.com Live WWE Monday Night RAW Viewing Party. Tonight’s show comes from the Amway Center in Orlando, FL.
– Tonight’s WWE RAW opens up with a video package on last week’s main event, which saw WWE Champion Drew McIntyre capture the title from Randy Orton. We go to the standard RAW intro video.
– We’re live on the USA Network from the ThunderDome inside the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida as Tom Phillips welcomes us to the post-Survivor Series edition of RAW. Fans cheer. Tom is joined by Samoa Joe and Byron Saxton.
– We go right to the ring and the Men’s Team RAW is already out – AJ Styles with his muscle Jordan Omogbehin, Braun Strowman, Sheamus, Riddle, and Keith Lee. WWE Producer Adam Pearce is also there and he’s introduced. He talks about last night’s Survivor Series pay-per-view – the celebration of The Undertaker and his “Final Farewell” and the clean sweep by the Men’s Team RAW.
Pearce says the win should come with a reward. He goes on and mentions giving everyone the chance tonight to make their case for what sounds like a WWE Title shot. Sheamus interrupts Pearce and says AJ is not his captain. He then congratulates WWE Champion Drew McIntyre and goes on about how he was the MVP last night. AJ interrupts and disagrees. AJ says it looks like Sheamus will use his friendship with McIntyre to get a title shot. AJ says he was the real MVP last night, as the Team Captain. Lee interrupts and says not only did he save AJ last night, he pinned the actual Team SmackDown Captain, making it obvious who should be worthy of this title shot. Riddle says he wants to be WWE Champion too. He says what they all did last night was pretty sick. He pinned King Corbin and wonders if that makes him King Bro.
Riddle says he would beat Drew to become the WWE Champion. Riddle and Sheamus have words now. Pearce tells Strowman to make his case next. Last but not least. Strowman yells at Pearce for that phrase. Pearce apologizes but Strowman grabs him by his collar and starts yelling at him. Strowman wants to be hit. Pearce pleads. Strowman drops him with a headbutt. The other Team RAW members scold Strowman but he doesn’t want to hear it. We go to commercial.
– Back from the break and Tom mentions how we will pay tribute to The Undertaker later tonight. The announcers talk about what Braun Strowman just did to Adam Pearce.
– We see video from earlier today where The Hurt Business had words with RAW Tag Team Champions The New Day backstage, saying they embarrassed everyone with the Survivor Series loss. Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander want a title shot. Xavier Woods reminds them what happened last week. The back & forth continued until The New Day agreed to the title match, which will happen tonight.
RAW Tag Team Titles Match: The Hurt Business vs. The New Day
We go back to the ring and out first comes The Hurt Business – Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin with MVP and WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley. RAW Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods of The New Day are out next.
Shelton and Woods start off. Woods taunts Shelton and MVP tries to talk him into focusing. Shelton takes Woods down and unloads on the mat. Shelton continues to dominate Woods for two quick pin attempts. Woods fights up and out from the mat but Shelton levels him with a big boot. Shelton runs at Kofi and knocks him off the apron with a jumping knee. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Woods finally gets an opening and makes the tag. Kofi unloads and knocks Cedric off the apron, then runs wild on Shelton. Kofi drops Shelton several times and waits in the corner as fans rally. Shelton ducks Trouble In Paradise. They trade shots. Kofi goes to the top but Shelton cuts him off and climbs up. Shelton goes for the superplex but Kofi fights him. Kofi headbutts Shelton to the mat.
Cedric ends up yanking Kofi off the top to the floor while the referee isn’t looking. Kofi lands hard on the outside and the referee counts now. Shelton runs over and kicks Kofi, then rolls him in the ring but not in time as the referee calls the match.
Double Count Out
– After the bell, the double count out decision is announced. MVP enters the ring with Cedric and Shelton, raising their arms, but they’re confused. The New Day goes up the ramp, asking for their titles. MVP says this match is not ending like this. He asks the referee to re-start the match, and tells The New Day they don’t want to win like that. MVP asks if they’re scared. Kofi and Woods go back to the ring and Mike Rome announces that the match is being re-started.
RAW Tag Team Titles Match: The Hurt Business vs. The New Day
The match is being re-started as Xavier Woods and Cedric Alexander hit the apron. Kofi Kingston and Shelton Benjamin face off in the ring as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and the re-start is underway as they go at it. Cedric ends up coming in after they take control of Kofi. Kofi kicks out but Shelton comes in and keeps the attack on his knee going. Cedric tags back in and goes right for the knee, grounding Kofi with another submission as the referee checks on Kofi.
Shelton comes back in and keeps Kofi grounded by his knee. Kofi looks to get an opening but Shelton clotheslines him. Cedric comes back in and connects with a big running dropkick to Kofi’s knee in the corner while Shelton holds him. Kofi ends up dumping Shelton to the floor but Cedric tagged in. Kofi also sends Cedric out to the floor.
Kofi limps over to tag Woods in but Cedric pulls Woods off the apron to the floor. Shelton attacks Kofi and goes to work. Kofi manages to hit SOS but Shelton kicks out just in time. Cedric comes back in and hits a chop block to bring Kofi back down. Kofi kicks out at 2 as Woods watches, seething on the apron. Fans try to rally for Kofi as Cedric focuses on his knee some more. Woods finally gets the hot tag and unloads on Cedric. Shelton runs in and Woods sends him to the floor. Woods then runs and slides out on Cedric’s back, taking Shelton down on the floor.
Woods comes back in and levels Cedric for a close 2 count as fans cheer him on. Cedric ends up dropping Woods with a DDT. Shelton tags in and hits the Olympic Slam on Woods but Kofi breaks the pin up just in time. Kofi ends Cedric to the floor as he comes in. Kofi launches himself over the top to take Cedric back down on the floor. This leads to Woods countering a powerbomb attempt and rolling Shelton up in the middle of the ring to retain.
Winners: The New Day
– After the match, the music hits and MVP can’t believe it as The New Day begins celebrating. We go to replays. The New Day continues celebrating and talking trash on the ramp as The Hurt Business recovers and looks on.
– We go backstage and Charly Caruso catches up with Adam Pearce as he comes out of the trainer’s room. He confirms that he had Braun Strowman escorted out of the arena and says he can’t speak on potential repercussions but if he had it his way, Braun would be fired and we’d never see him again. Charly asks Pearce about the announcement he was going to make earlier but here comes WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley. Lashley says he never would’ve done Pearce like Strowman did him earlier and as the only RAW champion to win at Survivor Series, he thinks Pearce should have a talk with him. Pearce thanks Caruso and turns his attention back to Lashley as we go to commercial.
– Back from the break and Tom thanks NF for the new RAW theme song – The Search.
– Charly stops Adam Pearce in the back again and asks about the talk he just had with WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley. Before Pearce can reveal anything, Randy Orton walks up. Orton stares at Pearce and it looks like the WWE Producer is going to have a busy night.
– The announcers show us how Braun Strowman attacked Adam Pearce earlier tonight.
– The announcers look at how Team RAW defeated Team SmackDown in the Women’s 5-on-5 Traditional Elimination Match at Survivor Series last night, with Lana being the Sole Survivor. Lana is backstage with McKenzie Mitchell now. She asks Lana how she feels now. Lana says she’s shocked, surprised, amazing. That was the greatest moment of her career and she feels on top of the world right now. McKenzie asks what’s next for Lana now, maybe a title shot against RAW Women’s Champion Asuka? Lana says she can’t even think of that right now, she just wants t live in the moment because she’s dreaming.
– Charly is with Adam Pearce again in the back, asking about the WWE Title decision now that he’s talked with Randy Orton and WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley. Pearce says there will be a series of three singles matches. The winners will then meet next Monday in a Triple Threat. The winner of the Triple Threat will become the new #1 contender for an upcoming match with WWE Champion Drew McIntyre. Pearce says the first match is now with Riddle and Sheamus.
WWE Title #1 Contender’s Triple Threat Qualifying Match: Riddle vs. Sheamus
We go back to the ring and out comes Riddle as the “Bro!” chants start up. Riddle hits the ring and the pyro goes off as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and out comes Sheamus. He gets pyro when entering the ring. Riddle taunts Sheamus after the bell but Sheamus is ready to fight and be serious. They aggressively go at it to start, trading holds and going to the mat, then back up. Sheamus tosses Riddle off him, sending him to the mat. Riddle comes back and they lock up, trading holds as the referee warns them. Sheamus takes Riddle back down and works him over but Riddle turns it around on the mat. AJ Styles vs. Randy Orton is announced as one of the qualifiers for tonight. Keith Lee vs. WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley in a non-title qualifier is announced as the third and final of the series.
Sheamus keeps control of Riddle, knocking him back to the mat and working on his arm now. Riddle fights back and unloads into the corner with strikes but Sheamus easily levels him back to the mat with a clothesline. Sheamus works on Riddle while he’s the down, then yells back at the referee. Sheamus takes Riddle to the mat and grounds him with a headscissors, going back to work on his arm. Fans rally for Riddle as he transitions into an arm bar. Sheamus breaks the hold by getting his boot on the bottom rope.
Sheamus rolls to the floor for a breather. Sheamus comes back in and kicks Riddle. They trade kicks and punches now. Sheamus mounts offense and hits a suplex in the middle of the ring for a 2 count. Sheamus knocks Riddle to the floor and leaps off the apron but Riddle nails a big knee to the face on the way down. Riddle with an Exploder on the floor. Riddle brings it back in and hits a Broton for a close 2 count.
Sheamus takes back over with big strikes. Sheamus with the 10 forearms to the chest on the apron now as fans boo him. Riddle gets knocked to the floor and Sheamus stands tall. Riddle comes back in but Sheamus hits the Irish Curse backbreaker for another close 2 count in the middle of the ring. Sheamus with a kick to the gut in the corner now. Sheamus with a running shoulder thrust in the corner. Sheamus keeps control but this time he runs into the ring post as Riddle moves. Riddle with kicks to the chest while Sheamus is on his knees now. Riddle unloads with big kicks now. Riddle charges with a forearm to the face. Sheamus catches a kick and nails a big Alabama Slam as fans boo. The referee checks on Riddle as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Sheamus ends up landing a big pump knee for a close 2 count. Sheamus can’t believe the kick out. Riddle connects with an overhead kick to send Sheamus out of the ring. Riddle runs, leaps to the apron, and kicks Sheamus in the chest from the apron. Riddle with a Floating Bro from the apron to the floor onto Sheamus. Riddle brings it back in and goes to the top as fans cheer him on. He flies but Sheamus catches him in mid-air. Sheamus turns that into a big tilt-a-whirl slam for another close pin attempt.
Sheamus sits up on his knees and shows some frustration after the kick out. Sheamus works Riddle over while he’s down, then applies the Cloverleaf submission in the middle of the ring. Riddle finally makes it to the bottom rope to break the hold. Sheamus uses the entire 5 count to keep Riddle down in the hold. Riddle rolls to the apron for a breather. Sheamus goes for the 10 Beats of The Bodhrán again but Riddle blocks and looks to mount offense now. Riddle fights back in from the apron but Sheamus takes him down into a heel hook submission, twisting his bare foot. Riddle tries to fight out of the hold but Sheamus tightens it. Riddle fights free with a bunch of kicks now as fans pop.
Riddle with a 2 count. Sheamus avoids a punt kick but Riddle comes right back with a Final Flash knee strike. Sheamus kicks out at 2 and Riddle can’t believe it. Riddle drags Sheamus over and goes to the top. Sheamus jumps up and decks Riddle from behind before he can go for the big Floating Bro moonsault. Sheamus climbs up but Riddle sends him to the mat. Riddle turns around on the top but Sheamus rocks him a few more times and climbs up. Sheamus grabs Riddle and hits a super White Noise from the second rope. Riddle still kicks out at 2 and Sheamus cannot believe it. We see marks all over Sheamus’ body from the battle.
Sheamus readies in the corner for the Brogue Kick as Riddle slowly gets up. Sheamus goes for it but Riddle just collapses to the mat before Sheamus gets to him. Sheamus grabs Riddle and talks some trash, taunting him. Riddle decks Sheamus and nails another big kick as fans pop. They roll each other into counters, coming up with Sheamus applying the Cloverleaf submission. They tangle some more on the mat and Riddle rolls that into the pin to win.
– After the match, Riddle exits the ring and begins to celebrate as his music hits. A furious Sheamus can’t believe it. Fans chant “Bro!” as Riddle taunts Sheamus while backing up the ramp to the stage. Riddle has advanced to next week’s #1 Contender’s Triple Threat.
– Asuka approaches Lana backstage and asks if she said she wanted a title shot. Lana tries to explain what she was telling McKenzie Mitchell earlier but Asuka isn’t hearing it. Lana says she isn’t planning to challenge Asuka because Asuka is one of the best. Asuka says she’s open for a title match and maybe Lana will leave RAW tonight with the RAW Women’s Title. Asuka laughs and points, and Lana stares at her. Asuka leaves and Lana starts smiling, looking around somewhat nervously but excited for the title shot.
– We see Ramblin’ Rabbit backstage with a photo of Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss, crossing out Nikki’s face. The Firefly Fun House will return tonight. Back to commercial.
– Back from the break and Lana vs. Asuka is confirmed for later tonight and the title will be on the line. The announcers talk about Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross.
– We go to The Firefly Fun House with Bray Wyatt and Alexa Bliss. They go on about how we’re going to talk about something evil, vile and repulsive tonight – friendship. Wyatt says one minute friends are there as they should be, burning the midnight oil with you, and the next minute they’re burning something else. We see another flashback to when Randy Orton set fire to The Wyatt Compound. Trust Wyatt, friends are no good. Wyatt and the Firefly puppets go on about friendship, bringing in a new puppet – The Friendship Frog. Wyatt tells Bliss to show Friendship Frog exactly what we’re going to do to Cross later tonight. Bliss asks for a little help, please. Wyatt covers her face with his gloved hand, then whispers something to her as the tone in the Fun House changes. Bliss has a crazy look on her face now. The Frog says this doesn’t seem too friendly. We cut back to Bliss pounding on The Frog with the large hammer.
Wyatt says that’s enough. He stands with Bliss and calls for a moment of silence. We get a mini-tribute to The Friendship Frog, showing his life from tadpole until now. RIP Friendship Frog, 1980-2020. Bliss gets emotional and says he was a fine amphibian. Wyatt agrees and says it’s a shame he… croaked. They crack up laughing at the joke. Wyatt and Bliss then wave goodbye to end the segment with Wyatt telling Cross he will see her soon.
RAW Women’s Title Match: Lana vs. Asuka
We go back to the ring and out first comes RAW Women’s Champion Asuka. The Empress hits the ring and the pyro explodes as she poses in the corner. Back to commercial.