WWE RAW Report – 11/7/16
– Tonight’s WWE RAW opens up with a look back at last week. We go to the normal opening video.
– The pyro goes off as RAW opens up from Glasgow, Scotland, taped earlier today. Michael Cole welcomes us to a sold out show. He’s joined by Corey Graves and Byron Saxton.
– We go right to the ring and out comes Stephanie McMahon to boos.
Stephanie hypes RAW vs. SmackDown at Survivor Series and says RAW will be in for the fight of their life but they will dominate the blue brand. She also hypes fantasy warfare coming to life with Bill Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar. She introduces Team RAW participant WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens first and out he comes to a pop. Chris Jericho is out next and he also gets a pop. Roman Reigns is out next, followed by Braun Strowman. Stephanie then introduces the fifth and final member of Team RAW, Seth Rollins. Rollins is out to another big pop.
Owens says this can’t be serious, it must be a joke. Rollins says if Stephanie wants to guarantee a victory, she needs The Man on this team. Rollins indicates he’s been promised a title shot after Survivor Series. Stephanie shows the Team SmackDown Superstars on the big screen and talks Team RAW up. She says they are going to fight like their jobs depend on it because they do. She tosses the mic and walks off. Owens picks it up and says Stephanie is right, they need to get on the same page. Owens says he and Jericho have been taking over RAW every week but they’ve made some enemies along the way and are man enough to admit they’ve made a few mistakes, and man enough to say they’re sorry. Jericho and Owens keep running their mouths until Rollins and Reigns attack them. They go at it. Braun ends up destroying Jericho and Rollins while Owens and Reigns fight outside of the ring. Braun steps to the apron and stares down Reigns, who is on the floor. Stephanie comes back out and announces a Fatal 5 Way for tonight’s main event.
– Still to come, more Survivor Series participants.
– WWE RAW Cruiserweight Champion The Brian Kendrick is backstage walking. We go to commercial.
Rich Swann and Sin Cara vs. Noam Dar and The Brian Kendrick
Back from the break and out comes Rich Swann to a pop. His partner Sin Cara is out next. RAW Cruiserweight Champion The Brian Kendrick is out first for his team. Noam Dar is out next for his RAW debut. Dar gets pyro and a huge pop as he’s from Scotland.
Dar starts off with Swann and they go at it. Dar turns it around with a dropkick and covers for a 2 count. Cara ends up coming in and sending Dar to the floor, then diving out. Cara brings it back in and goes to the top but the referee is distracted by Swann, allowing Kendrick to shove Cara to the floor. We go to commercial.
Cara and Dar go at it after the break. Swann and Kendrick end up going at it. Swann with a Rolling Thunder for a 2 count as Dar breaks it. Cara sends Dar to the floor and nails a big senton out of the ring. Swann takes advantage and rolls Kendrick up for the win.
Winners: Sin Cara and Rich Swann
– After the match, Cara and Swann hit the ramp and celebrate as we go to replays. Kendrick brings a mic and his title in the ring. He says he did not lose the match, Dar did. Kendrick calls Dar a loser, bringing up his Cruiserweight Classic loss. Kendrick says Dar has no talent and no heart. Kendrick raises the title and says he’s the best cruiserweight in the world. Kendrick says Dar is just like TJ Perkins, always failing when it matters the most. Kendrick goes on as fans chant for Dar. Kendrick drops Dar with a cheap shot. Kendrick with some more shots now. Dar fights back and knocks Kendrick out of the ring to a pop.
– Still to come, a look at Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series.
– Back from the break and the announcers lead us to a video on Lesnar vs. Goldberg from Goldberg’s point of view.
– Back from the break and Stephanie McMahon is on the phone while Sami Zayn waits. Stephanie is turning down an invite to appear on SmackDown tomorrow. She invites Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan to RAW next week. She hangs up and chats with Sami. She finds his presence annoying, his enthusiasm and everything else. Shew mentions Mick Foley picking Sami to face SmackDown’s Dolph Ziggler for the WWE Intercontinental Title at Survivor Series. Stephanie thinks that spot belongs to Rusev. She makes Rusev vs. Sami for tonight. The winner faces Ziggler at Survivor Series.
– Back from a break and we get promos from Enzo Amore and Big Cass. Cesaro, Sheamus, Goldust, R-Truth, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson are out next as we go to commercial.
Back from another commercial and we get promos from the 4 teams in the ring. Sheamus declares himself the Team Captain. Cesaro knocks The Club and argues with Sheamus, which gets the “shame” chants going. Goldust tries to get everyone on the same page but Sheamus yells at him. Sheamus says his career is not going down with this sinking ship, he hopes they have fun getting beat by Team SmackDown. He goes to leave but RAW Tag Team Champions The New Day finally interrupt. They’re out wearing kilts, painted up like they’re in Braveheart.
Xavier Woods has brought Francesca’s cousin Agnes, which is a set of bagpipes. Kofi Kingston starts back in on Sheamus. Woods says they are the real Team Captains. Gallows and Anderson say they’re out of the match too because with captains like The New Day, they’re going to lose. Big E goes into Braveheart promo mode to a big pop. This leads to Kofi revealing that they requested a match against The Club tonight. Back to another commercial.
The New Day vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson
Back from the break and this non-title match is underway. Kofi with an early 2 count on Anderson. Big E tags in and they start stomping on Anderson in the corner.
Big E works Anderson over until going to the apron where Gallows drops him with a kick. Anderson with some shots before tagging Gallows in. They keep Big E in their corner now. Gallows with a big splash on Big E before tagging in Anderson for another double team and a 2 count. Anderson goes on and takes out Big E’s knee. Anderson mounts Big E with rights and tags Gallows back in. Gallows with a kick to the head and an elbow drop. Gallows with more elbow drops for a 2 count.
Kofi finally gets a tag and unloads on Anderson, all while wearing the kilt. Kofi hits a Boom Drop but Anderson ducks Trouble In Paradise. Kofi nails the crossbody out of the corner. Gallows comes in but Kofi tosses him to the floor. Anderson gets kicked in the face. Big E tags in and scoops Anderson for Midnight Hour but Gallows runs in and nails a big boot to Big E. Kofi comes off the top but gets hit with a spinebuster by Anderson. Gallows tags back in and they hit Magic Killer on Big E for the non-title win.
Winners: Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson
– After the match, Gallows and Anderson hit the ramp with their arms raised.
– Goldust and R-Truth are backstage talking about Survivor Series. Truth says they need some time off. He reveals that he traded their Survivor Series spot for a Puerto Rican timeshare. Goldust can’t believe it. He’s off to fix this mess and get their spot back.
– Still to come, more on Lesnar vs. Goldberg. Back to commercial.
We get another promo for Lesnar vs. Goldberg, this time from Lesnar’s point of view.
– Owens and Jericho are backstage talking about Survivor Series. They are outside of Braun Strowman’s door and are looking to get on the same page as him. Jericho storms in the door and says he has a bone to pick with Braun. Owens tries to keep things peaceful but Braun isn’t buying it, he says he’s on Team Braun and walks off. Jericho adds him to The List and we go back to commercial.
– Back from the break and we get another vignette for Emma’s return as Emmalina.
The Shining Stars vs. Goldust and R-Truth
We go to the ring and Golden Truth waits while Primo and Epico make their ways out. The winners will get the final spot on Team RAW at Survivor Series match. Truth starts off with Epico and takes control. Truth with a 2 count. Primo comes in but Truth fights them both off. Truth gets whipped into a dropkick. Primo with right hands on Truth. Truth stays down as Epico comes back in.
Primo and Goldust eventually get hot tags. Goldust unloads and hits the running bulldog, then right hands in the corner as fans count along. Goldust goes on until Epico distracts him with a brochure for the timeshare. Goldust decks him and Truth clotheslines him to the floor. Primo rolls Goldust up from behind and uses the ropes for leverage to get the win.
Winners: The Shining Stars
– After the match, The Shining Stars make their exit as Goldust is disappointed.
– Still to come, our Fatal 5 Way main event. Also, the Team RAW women’s participants will be decided on. Back to commercial.
– Back from the break and Michael Cole is in the ring talking about Survivor Series. He introduces RAW Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair first. Nia Jax is introduced next. Nia stands up to Charlotte and says she may be the leader but Nia doesn’t work for her, what she does is on her own. Alicia Fox is introduced next, followed by Bayley to a big pop. Bayley can’t finish her promo because of fans singing for her. Charlotte covers her ears. Bayley says this is insane but the crowd keeps going as she hypes Survivor Series. The chants continue as Glasgow has hijacked RAW. Charlotte knocks their accents and says she will never forget this. She’s trying to introduce the final participant of Team RAW but the crowd doesn’t care. Dana Brooke is out to boos.
Cole informs us that Brooke is not the fifth member of Team RAW. He introduces the real fifth member and out comes Sasha Banks to a pop. Charlotte mocks Sasha for Hell In a Cell and the Bayley stuff continues in the crowd. Sasha says it’s going to take a lot more than a couple of tables…. the crowd messes Sasha up as well. She plays along and runs Charlotte down. They trade words and Charlotte says she’s proven she’s the best. This leads to Sasha and Nia facing off in the middle of the ring as we go to commercial.
Bayley, Sasha Banks and Alicia Fox vs. Nia Jax, Charlotte Flair and Dana Brooke
Back from the break and the match is underway with Nia and Bayley going at it.
Sasha and Dana end up in the ring after Nia took a triple baseball slide from her opponents but it did nothing. Dana takes Sasha into the corner and Nia tags in. Sasha dodges an attack and fights back with kicks but Nia floors her with a splash. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and Nia is in control of Sasha. Charlotte comes in and keeps Sasha down, taking a cheap shot at Bayley on the apron. Charlotte with knees to Sasha’s back now. Bayley finally gets a hot tag and unloads, taking shots at all of her opponents. She goes to work on Charlotte and hits the corkscrew elbow from the corner for a 2 count as Dana breaks it. Dana tosses Bayley into the corner. Alicia takes Dana out, tossing her through the ropes. It looks like Bayley got knocked in the face as Fox was tossing Dana out. Nia manhandles Fox but Sasha hits her with double knees. Charlotte accidentally takes Nia out. Charlotte drops Sasha and throws her to the floor. Bayley comes in with a Bayley-to-Belly on Charlotte for the win.
Winners: Sasha Banks, Bayley and Alicia Fox
– After the match, the winners celebrate and recover as we go to replays.
– Seth Rollins is backstage warming up when Charly Caruso approaches him asking about Team RAW. Rollins says he joined Team RAW because he was promised some future opportunities. Braun Strowman walks up and says Rollins shouldn’t worry about his future opportunities because he might not have a future when Braun’s done with him. Braun says he’s never liked Rollins and is planning on snapping him like a twig tonight.
– Still to come, Sami Zayn vs. Rusev with a WWE Intercontinental Title shot up for grabs. Back to commercial.
– Back from a break and Lana is in the ring. Fans chant for her but she doesn’t need the support of this pathetic village. She introduces her husband, the man who will bring the Intercontinental Title back to RAW. Out comes Rusev.
#1 Contenders Match: Rusev vs. Sami Zayn
The winner of this match will face SmackDown Superstar Dolph Ziggler for his WWE Intercontinental Title at Survivor Series. Sami Zayn is out next to a pop.
The bell rings and Rusev unloads, beating Sami down in the corner. Sami eventually comes back and Rusev goes to the floor for a breather as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Rusev drops Sami and keeps control. Fans chant for Lana. Sami fights back and dumps Rusev over the top rope. Sami runs the ropes and dives out, taking Rusev down on the floor. Back in the ring and Sami hits a big crossbody for a 2 count. Rusev blocks a move and nails a sick superkick to the head for a 2 count.
Rusev misses a splash in the corner and hits the turnbuckle. Sami goes for the Helluva Kick but Rusev kicks him in the face for a 2 count. Rusev goes to the top but Sami kicks him to the mat with a Helluva Kick for the win and the shot at Survivor Series.
Winner and New #1 Contender to the WWE Intercontinental Title: Sami Zayn
– After the match, Sami celebrates and has his arm raised.
– Still to come, the Fatal 5 Way main event. Back to commercial.
– A State of the WWE Universe Address with Foley, Stephanie, Bryan and Shane is announced for next Monday after RAW on the WWE Network.
Seth Rollins vs. Braun Strowman vs. Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns
Back from the break and Seth Rollins is out first for the Fatal 5 Way main event. Braun Strowman is out next, followed by Chris Jericho. WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens is out next and WWE United States Champion Roman Reigns is out last. The bell rings and Owens and Jericho go after Rollins, taking him to the floor. Braun and Roman face off in the ring. Jericho and Owens come back in to stand with him but he decks them. Rollins takes Jericho out on the floor. Braun and Reigns go at it in the ring now. Braun drops Reigns to a pop. Braun follows Rollins on the floor but Rollins unloads on him with a kendo stick. Braun turns it around and brings a table from under the ring as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Braun floors Seth. Reigns goes at it with Braun but Braun slams him on his face. Jericho comes off the top but Braun boots him in mid-air. Owens tries to talk to Braun but unloads on him with punches. Braun floors him with a big clothesline. Braun stands tall now. All four opponents jump on Braun at the same time now. Braun knocks them all off at once. Braun grabs Roman and Jericho for a chokeslam but Owens nails him. Rollins springboards in on Braun. Reigns sends Braun out with a Superman punch. Rollins and Owens go at it while Reigns and Jericho go at it. Jericho goes down. Rollins hits Slingblade on Owens. Rollins and Reigns face off in the ring now.
Braun comes back to the apron but Reigns hits him with a Superman punch. Rollins dives out, sending Braun into the barrier. Reigns and Rollins double team Braun on the floor now. They beat him down in front of a table. Rollins calls for a Shield style powerbomb but Jericho interrupts it with Owens. They beat Reigns around ringside now. Reigns fights them both off. Reigns with a Superman punch on Braun off the steel steps. Jericho and Owens send Reigns into the barrier a few times. Owens rips up an “I Heart Roman” sign.
Owens and Jericho send Reigns into the steel steps now. Owens with a cannonball into the barrier. Rollins blocks a cannonball and goes on to put Jericho through the table with a powerbomb. Braun was still on the table and he also went through it. Rollins and Owens go at it int he ring now. Owens blocks a Falcon Arrow but Rollins superkicks him for a 2 count. Rollins misses a Frogsplash on Owens. Owens misses a pop-up powerbomb. Rollins nails a Pedigree but Jericho pulls the referee out. Rollins runs the ropes and nails a dive on Jericho. Rollins brings Jericho back in but misses the springboard knee. Jericho goes for the Walls of Jericho but Rollins blocks it. Rollins misses a kick but connects with the next. Rollins with a Pedigree on Jericho. Owens nails Rollins. Reigns hits a Superman punch on Owens. Owens falls on top of Jericho and pins him for the win.
Winner: Kevin Owens
– After the bell, everyone recovers as Owens grabs his title and realizes what happens. Owens still has his hand raised as we go to replays. Owens recovers and offers a hand to help Jericho up as the announcer hype Survivor Series and next week’s RAW. Owens helps Jericho up and they stand together as RAW goes off the air.
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