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- The show starts off with highlights of the Smackdown Brand’s invasion of WWE Raw from last week.
- The show starts off with WWE Raw GM Kurt Angle in the ring and the entire Raw locker room on the stage. Angle apologizes for letting the Raw locker room getting attacked last week by Smackdown, Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon makes her return and makes her way to the ring. Stephanie says that Angle shouldn’t be starting off the show with an apology, Stephanie talks about the upcoming 25th anniversary of WWE Raw.
Stephanie says that Angle has been doing a great job as the WWE Raw GM, Stephanie says that Angle had earned her respect until the Smackdown invasion. Stephanie says Shane McMahon is not always who he seems to be, Stephanie says that Shane is trying to belittle WWE Raw. Stephanie blames Angle for allowing Raw to be invaded last week, Stephanie then makes Angle the captain of Team Raw at WWE Survivor Series. Stephanie then says Angle has to win at WWE Survivor Series or he will be fired as the Raw GM.
- Backstage, Kurt Angle watches as Stephanie McMahon leaves the arena when another limo pulls up and The Miz comes out with The Miztourage. Angle notifies Miz that he will be the captain of Team Raw and The Miz criticizes him, Angle says Miz will defend the WWE Intercontinental Title against a mystery opponent tonight.
- Alicia Fox comes out with a microphone and tells Bayley that she is her captain at WWE Survivor Series, Fox says she needs to take her duties seriously and cannot wrestle tonight, so Nia Jax will wrestle Bayley instead.
Bayley vs. Nia Jax
The match begins with Bayley nailing Jax with some forearm strikes, Jax quickly knocks Bayley out of the ring. Jax gets Bayley in the ring and Bayley catches her with a drop kick as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see Jax holding Bayley in a chin lock. Jax gets Bayley up and she tosses her across the ring, Jax follows that up by crushing Bayley with a few avalanches in the corner. Jax goes for the Banzai Drop and Bayley knocks her out of the ring, Bayley dives off the ring apron and onto Jax.
Jax recovers and she tosses Bayley back into the ring, Bayley traps Jax in the ropes while catches her with strikes followed by a stunner for a near fall. Jax charges at Bayley and Bayley locks her in the guillotine choke, Jax powers free and she tosses Bayley across the ring. Jax crushes Bayley with a barrel roll followed by a leg drop for the three count.
Winner: Nia Jax
After the match, Alicia Fox announces Nia Jax as her first pick for Team Raw at WWE Survivor Series.
- Samoa Joe then makes his way to the ring as we go to a commercial break.
- Samoa Joe is still in the ring when we return from the commercial break, Joe says that some people have missed him since he has been gone. Joe says that he hasn’t missed the WWE Universe at all, Joe says that nobody reached out to him when he was injured. Joe says whomever he faces tonight will represent the fans and Apollo Crews answers the challenge.
Samoa Joe vs. Apollo Crews w/Titus O’Neil
The match begins with Joe jumping Crews as the bell rings, Joe traps Crews in the corner and he assaults him with strikes. Crews recovers and he contains Joe while holding him in a headlock, Joe breaks free and he drops Crews with a shoulder block. Joe waits for Crews to get to his knees before attacking him with more strikes, Crews gets up and he drops Joe with a drop kick. Joe eats a kick before catching a charging Crews with a power slam, Crews fights back and Joe crushes him with an enzaguri in the corner. Joe holds Crews down while nailing him with a few knee strikes, Crews fights back and he rocks Joe with some enzaguris.
Joe gets to the corner before catching a charging Crews with a uranage, Joe locks Crews in the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.
Winner: Samoa Joe
After the match, Samoa Joe attacks Titus O’Neil from behind and he locks him in the rear naked choke.
WWE Intercontinental Title Match
The Miz (Champion) w/The Miztourage vs. Matt Hardy
The match begins with Hardy catching Miz with a few roll ups for a few near falls, Miz nails Hardy with a knee strike before landing shots to the back. Hardy catches Miz with a back elbow strike follower by a fist drop for a near fall, Miz recovers and he knocks Hardy out of the ring. Hardy gets himself back in the ring as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see Hardy nailing Miz with punches in the corner. Miz then sends a charging Hardy in the corner before putting him on the top rope, Hardy knocks Miz off the ropes and Miz recovers to crotch Hardy.
Miz then hits Hardy with a rope assisted neck breaker for a near fall, Miz gets angry and he attacks Hardy with elbow strikes before applying a chin lock. Miz releases the hold to hit Hardy with another neck breaker for a near fall, Miz traps Hardy in the ropes before distracting the referee so The Miztourage can attack Hardy. Miz then catches Hardy with a slingshot in the ropes before smashing his upper body on the ring apron, Miz would then catch Hardy with a running knee strike for a near fall. Miz traps Hardy in the corner before just stomping away on him, Miz keeps Hardy in the corner before nailing him with a running drop kick followed by a running clothesline.
Miz misses a charge in the corner and both competitors are down, Hardy nails Miz with a few strikes before smashing his face into the top turnbuckle a few times. Hardy then hits Miz with a running clothesline followed by a bulldog for a near fall, Hardy nails Miz with a middle rope elbow drop for another near fall. Hardy connects with a Side Effect on Miz for yet another near fall, Hardy then connect with a moonsault on Miz for a near fall. Miz recovers and he shoves Hardy into the turnbuckle, Miz follows that up by attacking Hardy with It Kicks.
Hardy avoids an It Kick to hit Miz with a Twist Of Fate and Miz rolls to the ring apron, Miz recovers to drape Hardy on the ropes before landing a Skull Crushing Finale for the three count.
Winner: The Miz, still the WWE Intercontinental Champion
- Raw GM Kurt Angle is checking his phone when WWE Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss walks in, Bliss says that Mickie James should be cut from the WWE. Angle says that Bliss is going to defend her title against James tonight.
Asuka vs. Stacie Cullen
The match begins with Asuka dropping Cullen with a spinning back fist, Asuka destroys Cullen with kicks and knee strikes. Asuka then tosses Cullen into the middle turnbuckle before assaulting her with more kicks, Asuka then attacks Cullen with a series of slaps. Asuka catches Cullen in the Asuka Lock to force a submission.
- WWE Raw GM is checking his phone in his office again when Smackdown GM Daniel Bryan arrives as we go to a commercial break.
- After the commercial break, an enraged Kurt Angle is accusing Daniel Bryan of starting a second invasion. Bryan says he was blindsided by the invasion by Shane McMahon and then he says he didn’t agree with the invasion, Angle tells Bryan to tell Shane that Raw will take him out.
- Highlights from last week’s Raw air, showing WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar accepting the challenge from WWE Champion Jinder Mahal.
- Smackdown GM Daniel Bryan is on the phone talking about his meeting with Kurt Angle when the lights go out and we go to commercial break.
- We return from the break and Daniel Bryan is still in the dark talking on the phone, Kane appears out of nowhere and he attacks Bryan.
Finn Balor vs. Cesaro w/Sheamus
The match begins with Cesaro powering Balor onto the corner before kicking him, Balor uses a headlock to get Cesaro to the mat. Cesaro backs Balor into the ropes before mauling him with strikes, Balor recovers and he takes Cesaro down with another headlock. Cesaro breaks free and he crushes Balor with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker, Cesaro backs Balor into the corner before landing some more strikes. Cesaro also starts attacking Balor with European uppercuts in the corner, Balor fights back and Cesaro drops him with a clothesline.
Balor gets Cesaro out of the ring before catching him with a drop kick, Balor goes to the ring apron before nailing Cesaro with a penalty kick. Sheamus distracts Balor and Cesaro knocks him back to the outside of the ring as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see Balor nailing Cesaro with an overhead kick. Balor then drops Cesaro multiple times with running forearm strikes, Cesaro nails Balor with a knee strike before going to the top rope. Balor catches Cesaro with a kick and then Sheamus distracts Balor again, Cesaro nails Balor with an elevated European uppercut for a near fall.
Cesaro gets Balor to the ropes before crushing his neck on the top rope, Cesaro then gets Balor back in the ring with a superplex for a near fall. Cesaro would then apply the sharp shooter to Balor and then transition into a cross face, Balor escapes and he nails Cesaro with a double stomp. Balor then hits Cesaro with a sling blade followed by a shotgun drop kick, Sheamus distracts Balor again and Balor kicks him in the head Balor then sends Cesaro out of the ring before taking The Bar out with a suicide dive, Balor hits Cesaro with a double stomp for the three count.
Winner: Finn Balor
After the match, Kane comes out and he attacks Finn Balor before nailing him with a tombstone pile driver on the stage. Kane makes his way to the ring and Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring as well for their match.
Kane vs. Seth Rollins w/Dean Ambrose
The match begins with Rollins attacking Kane with a series of punches, Kane quickly drops Rollins with a single shot. Kane knocks Rollins out of the ring and Rollins gets back in the ring, Rollins keeps Kane out of the ring by attacking him with a few drop kicks. Kane slows down Rollins before dropping him with a clothesline in the ring, Kane traps Rollins in the corner before assaulting him with more strikes. Rollins stuns Kane by dropping him throat first on the top rope, Rollins mounts Kane in the corner and he attacks him with more punches. Kane recovers and he drops Rollins again with a single punch, Kane would then choke Rollins on the middle rope.
Kane then crushes Rollins with multiple running clotheslines in the corner, Kane hits Rollins with a side slam for a near fall. Kane slows thing down further by holding Rollins in a chin lock, Rollins breaks free and he catches Kane with some boots to the face followed by an enzaguri. Rollins catches Kane with a rope assisted enzaguri before landing a blockbuster for a near fall, Kane goes out of the ring and Rollins catches him with a few suicide dives. The Bar makes their way to the ring to attack Ambrose and that distracts Rollins, Rollins eventually takes out The Bar with a suicide dive. Kane then hits Rollins with a choke slam for the three count.
After the match, Kane was about to attack Rollins again when Dean Ambrose arrives to hit Kane with Dirty Deeds. The Bar arrives to join Kane in attacking The Shield, Kane eventually takes out The Shield with tombstone pile drivers.
- Backstage, WWE Smackdown GM Daniel Bryan is being attended to by medical professionals.
- The Miz enters his locker room with The Miztourage and they see a bag filled with garbage, The Miz thinks its a sign from Braun Strowman and The Miztourage promises to protect him.
- The Miz finds Kane backstage and they talk about Braun Strowman getting thrown in the garbage truck at WWE TLC. The Miz wonders if Strowman is back and Kane says he doesn’t know, then Kane tells Miz that he is on his own.
Trick Or Street Fight
Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows vs. Rhyno & Heath Slater
The match begins with an all out brawl between all four competitors in the match, Anderson and Gallows double team Slater before shoving his face into a barrel of apples. Rhyno puts a pumpkin on Gallows head while Slater does the same to Anderson before throwing them into each other, Slater and Rhyno find a bunch of weapons and they toss them into the ring. Gallows finds Rhyno and he throws him into the ring steps, Anderson and Gallows trap Slater in the ring before smashing pumpkin guts into his face. Anderson misses a charge in the corner, Gallows grabs a styrophome tombstone and he hits Rhyno with it.
Rhyno recovers by grabbing a pie and he smashes it in the face of Gallows, Anderson and Gallows drop Rhyno before setting a table up in the ring. Slater grabs kendo sticks and he attacks both opponents with them, Gallows drops Slater with a kick before assaulting him with a kendo stick. Rhyno nails Anderson with a spine buster through a table for a three count.
Winners: Rhyno & Heath Slater
- Elias is shown walking backstage.
- The Miz confronts The Bar about the garbage bag in his locker room, Sheamus tells The Miz to relax and Cesaro says somebody is just messing with him. The Bar also tell The Miz that he is on his own, The Miz gets on his phone and he tells The Miztourage that they are leaving now.
- Elias is in the ring and he sings “The Ballad Of Jason Jordan.” Jordan interrupts the song as he makes his way to the ring, Jordan avoids a guitar shot and he attacks Elias. Jordan catches Elias with an overhead release suplex and Elias escapes a short time later, Jordan then breaks the guitar of Elias.
- The Miz and The Miztourage are shown exiting the building when WWE Raw GM Kurt Angle arrives, Angle tells them they have to stay until the end of the show.
- WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore makes his way to the ring while doing his usual microphone work, Drew Gulak gets a microphone and he uses the three I’s to describe Enzo. Gulak talks about how incompetent that WWE Raw GM Kurt Angle is and Enzo agrees.
Kalisto vs. Drew Gulak
The match begins with Kalisto nailing Gulak with a series of kicks, Gulak fights back and he nails Kalisto with a running clothesline in the corner. Kalisto fights back and he nails Gulak with a twisting dive from the middle rope, Kalisto then catches Gulak with a spinning kick followed by a hurricarana. Kalisto then hits Gulak with a Salido Del Sol for the three count.
After the match, Enzo Amore attacks Kalisto from behind.
- The Miz is in the locker room complaining to The Miztourage about not being able to leave the building yet.
WWE Raw Women’s Title Match
Alexa Bliss (Champion) vs. Mickie James
The match begins with James taking Bliss down with an arm drag, Bliss nails James with a kick to the midsection. James then takes Bliss down before nailing her with a running kick to the head, Bliss traps James in the corner before stomping away on her. James quickly recover and she takes Bliss down with a hurricarana followed by a drop kick as we go to a commercial break, we return to see Bliss twisting the head of James. James fights back and Bliss drops her with a clothesline, Bliss again starts twisting away at the head of James.
Bliss transitions into a chin lock against the downed James, James tries fighting back and Bliss shoves her to the ground before applying another chin lock. James breaks free ad Bliss drops her with an STO for a near fall, Bliss stands on the hair of James while pulling on her arms. James fights back and she levels Bliss with a series of kicks followed by a neck breaker for a near fall, James picks Bliss up and she attacks her with forearm strikes. James briefly gets dropped and she gets back up to nail Bliss with a flapjack, James gets to the top rope and Bliss throws her off. Bliss decides to go to the top rope and James kicks her off to the arena floor, James throws Bliss in the ring and she goes back to the top rope.
James then hits Bliss with a top rope Thesz press for a near fall, Bliss tries running away and James throws her back in the ring. James then catches Bliss with a few rolls ups for a few near falls, Bliss crushes James with a right for the three count.
Winner: Alexa Bliss, still the WWE Raw Women’s Champion
- The Miz is shown trying to leave the building with The Miztourage and they get to their vehicle, they all get into the vehicle. A garbage truck appears in front on The Miz’s vehicle and a bunch of garbage comes out of the truck, Braun Stroman appears from out of the garbage. The Miz and The Miztourage run away into the arena near the ring, Strowman follows then and he beats up The Miztourage.
Strowman grabs The Miz and he throws him into the LED screens, Strowman grabs The Miztourage and he throws them down the entrance ramp. Strowman grabs The Miz and he tosses him down the entrance ramp as well, Strowman gets The Miz in the ring and he destroys The Miztourage again. The Miz escapes as Strowman nails Axel with a few running power slams. Strowman picks up Axel and he power slams Axel through the announce table.