WWE Raw Results For 10/16 - The Tag Titles Are Defended, A Steel Cage Match & A Surprise Return

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- The show starts off with highlights from The Shield reunion last week on WWE Raw.

- WWE Raw GM Kurt Angle makes his way to the ring and he has a microphone in hand, Angle first talks about how The Shield are reunited. The Shield make their way to the ring through the crowd, Reigns grabs the microphone and he threatens Angle. Rollins grabs the microphone and he gives a little history lesson on The Shield, Rollins says he is proud to be back with his brothers and The Shield is better than ever.

Ambrose grabs the microphone and he says the battle lines have been drawn for WWE TLC, Ambrose says nobody fights harder than The Shield. Ambrose challenges The Shield’s WWE TLC opponents to come to the ring. Braun Strowman, The Bar, The Miz and Curtis Axel come towards the ring and Angle says there will be no physical contact.

- Elias is in the ring with Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows, they perform a song for the crowd, but are interrupted by their opponents.

Elias, Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows vs. Apollo Crews, Titus O’Neil & Jason Jordan

The match begins with Gallows working over O’Neil with strikes in the corner, O’Neil changes things up by attacking Gallows with strikes of his own. O’Neil then knocks Gallows out of the ring with a clothesline, a brief brawl breaks out between everybody in the ring as we go to a commercial break. We return from the break to see Gallows dropping Crews with a kick to the head, Elias tags in and he attacks the back of Crews with strikes. Crews recovers and he drops Elias with a running boot to the face, Anderson tags in and Crews still manages to tag Jordan in.

Jordan quickly starts cleaning house on the opposing team, Jordan catches Anderson with an overhead release suplex for a near fall. Everybody hits the ring and they take each other out of the match, Crews nails Anderson with his sit out power bomb for the three count.

Winners: Apollo Crews, Titus O’Neil & Jason Jordan

- An Asuka highlight video airs.

- Renee Young interviews Emma backstage, Emma says she is sick of hearing about Asuka and she says the attention should be focused on her. WWE Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss arrives and she agrees that Asuka hasn’t done anything on the main roster, Bliss says the younger stars are the future and she wants Emma to team with her and Emma agrees.

- A video package plays showing the alliance between Brian Kendrick and Jack Gallagher, then their rivalry with Cedric Alexander.

Cedric Alexander w/Rich Swann vs. Jack Gallagher w/Brian Kendrick

The match begins with Alexander kicking Gallagher in the face before landing a springboard clothesline, Alexander then drop kicks Gallagher out of the ring. Gallagher goes for a dive and Kendrick distracts him, the distraction allows Gallagher to jump Alexander from behind. Gallagher then uses his feet to rake the eyes of a downed Alexander, Gallagher slows things down further by holding Alexander in a chin lock. Gallagher collides with Alexander before nailing him with a drop kick, Gallagher then attacks a kneeling Alexander with some kicks.

Gallagher follows the kicks up by twisting the head of Alexander, Alexander blocks a kick to nail Gallagher with a back elbow strike followed by an enzaguri. Kendrick distracts Alexander again and Swann nails him with a DDT, Alexander nails Gallagher with the Lumbar Check for the three count.

Winner: Cedric Alexander w/Rich Swann

- The Miz, The Bar and Curtis Axel make their way to the ring for an edition of Miz TV and tonight’s special guest is Braun Strowman. The Miz says that The Bar will win the WWE Raw Tag Team Titles tonight, Sheamus says The Bar will shatter The Shield into pieces. The Miz also promises to put Roman Reigns through a table at WWE TLC, The Miz then brings Braun Strowman to the ring. Strowman tells everybody that he would’ve shattered The Shield by himself tonight, Strowman promises to tear The Shield apart until they are gone forever.

Strowman also says that Reigns won’t be able to run from him tonight in the cage match, The Miz says that since Ambrose said The Shield can beat five guys, then they will face 5 opponents. WWE Raw GM Kurt Angle makes his way to the ring and he tries to stop a fifth member from being added to their team, Angle says if Strowman defeats Reigns tonight…then The Miz’s team gets a fifth member and if Strowman loses, he is off The Miz’s team. Angel then bans everybody from ringside for the two matches involving The Shield tonight.

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