WWE Raw Results – October 16, 2017

October 16, 2017
Moda Center
Portland, Oregon

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Kurt Angle, The Shield, Braun Strowman, The Bar and Miz In-Ring Segment: 

It’s safe to say that the Shield is back together. Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, and Dean Ambrose will face Miz, Sheamus, Cesaro, and Braun Strowman at WWE TLC. Angle wants to focus on tonight. The Shield make their way through the Portland Crowd. When the Hounds come to the ring, you have two choices. Get out of their yard or they’ll kick your ass. Rollins tells Reigns to calm down.

It feels good to be out here. It’s amazing how things come full circle. Their first match was five years ago at TLC . Every single night after that, when they were together, they dominated. Then one day, that all went away. Rollins is proud to stand here, five years later in this ring with his brothers because The Shield is back and better than ever.

Thousands of pounds of steel surround the ring. That’s not why Miz, The Bar, and Braun Strowman should be afraid. The battle lines are drawn and they will be facing the masters. No one divides and conquers better than the Shield. There’s no force on Earth more powerful than the Shield.

Ambrose maybe got a little ahead of himself when he said they could face four, five, or six people, but he would say the same thing. They don’t care. The Shield came out out so they can throw down in Portland. Braun Strowman arrives on the stage with Miz, Cesaro, Sheamus, and Curtis Axel. Angle starts the TLC match will not happen tonight. Tonight’s Raw will make history, oh it’s true, it’s damn true. 

First Match: Elias Samson, Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows vs. Jason Jordan, Apollo Crews and Titus O’Neil 

Gallows and Titus will star things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Gallows lands a clubbing blow to the back of Titus. Gallows is mauling Titus in the corner. Gallows calls Titus a nerd. Titus fires up with a flurry of haymakers. Titus slaps Gallows in the chest. Titus clotheslines Gallows over the top rope. Crews dropkicks Samson out of the ring. Jordan follows that with a Flying Clothesline to Anderson. Gallows drops Crews with a leg lariat. Gallows knocks Titus off the ring apron. Gallows tags in Samson. Samson and Crews are trading back and forth shots.

Samson with a leaping stomp to the chest of Crews for a two count. Crews ducks a clothesline from Samson. Crews delivers a Running Knee. Anderson is cutting the ring in half. Anderson goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Crews lands back on his feet. Crews leapfrogs over Anderson. Crews makes the tag to Jordan. Back to back running axe handle strikes leads to a dropkick.

Jordan drives Anderson back first into the turnbuckles. Jordan connects with a Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex for a two count. Gallows and Titus isolate each other with separate Big Boot’s. Anderson tosses Crews out of the ring. Jordan with a Running Corner Spear to Anderson. Crews makes the blind tag. Crews plants Anderson with a Spinning SitOut PowerBomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: Jason Jordan, Apollo Crews and Titus O’Neil via Pinfall 

Emma & Alexa Bliss Backstage Segment: 

– Cedric Alexander & Rich Swann will take on Jack Gallagher & THE Brian Kendrick in a tag team match at the WWE TLC PPV. 

Second Match: Cedric Alexander vs. Jack Gallagher w/The Brian Kendrick 

Gallagher and Kendrick are cornering Alexander before the bell rings. Rich Swann makes his way to the ringside area. Alexander with a boot to the chest of Gallagher. Alexander connects with a SpringBoard Clothesline. Alexander follows that with back to back forearm smashes. Alexander dropkicks Gallagher out of the ring. Alexander goes for the SomerSault Plancha, but Kendrick gets in the way. Swann knocks Kendrick off the ring. Gallagher attacks Alexander from behind.

Gallagher goes into a ground and pound attack. Following a snap mare takeover, Gallagher applies a rear chin lock. Alexander gets back to a vertical base. Gallagher drops Alexander with a Body Avalanche. Gallagher follows that with a dropkick. Gallagher lands a series of roundhouse kicks. Gallagher taunts the Portland Crowd.

Gallagher applies a cravate. Gallagher continues to dish out more roundhouse kicks. Alexander responds with a back elbow strike. Alexander levels Gallagher with a HandSpring RoundHouse Kick. Alexander is distracted by Kendrick. Rich Swann connects with a Tornado DDT off the steel ring steps. Alexander plants Gallagher with the Lumbar Check to pickup the victory.

Winner: Cedric Alexander via Pinfall 

Miz TV with Special Guest: Braun Strowman 

Miz is in the ring with The Bar and Curtis Axel. Kurt Angle didn’t give the WWE Universe what they wanted.  He would’ve lost his main event if they shattered The Shield. Sheamus and Cesaro would not get their chance to win back the tag titles. Everyone is excited for the friendship between Dean, Seth, and Roman, but that’s all they will have after they win the Tag Titles.

Sheamus and Cesaro doesn’t set the bar, they are the bar. Sheamus is distracted by the you look stupid chants. Miz goes on to rip the Portland crowd. Respect the Hawk. He’s going to break Dean Ambrose’s back with a chair. Cesaro will break Rollins leg when he’s pushed off a ladder. Miz says that Roman Reigns spirit will be broken when he sends him through a table.

At TLC, they’ll expose The Shield as a novelty act. They’re not as good or were as good as you think they are. The Shield is co-workers amongst each other. Miz says that he would do anything for his family. Miz goes on to introduce his special guest, Braun Strowman. Last week, The Shield gave him a Triple PowerBomb through the announce table. That’s because none of them could stop him on their own. Now, he tears them apart, one by one, until they are gone forever. That starts tonight inside a steel cage with Roman Reigns. The Shield is no match for this. Do you think they can take them on?

Miz goes through his really routine. That catchphrase is nostalgia and they can throw that away. Ambrose must be drinking the Kool-Aid and he said if you want to talk about four or five, they accept the challenge. Kurt Angle is not going to allow Miz to have a fifth tag team partner.  Miz says that words matter. Angle wants Miz to shut the hell up. He’s the Raw General Manager and we will settle it in the ring. If Miz wants a fifth member, Strowman has to win his match against Roman Reigns. However, if he loses tonight, it’s back to a three-on-three match. To ensure there will not be any chaos, during  either the Steel Cage Match, everyone is banned from ringside. Oh it’s true, it’s damn true. 

Third Match: Sasha Banks vs. Alicia Fox 

Fox and Sasha are talking major smack to each other. Sasha immediately locks in the Bank Statement. Fox places her boot on the bottom rope to create separation. Sasha connects with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Fox whips Sasha face off the top rope. Fox with a Tilt-A-Whirl Back Breaker for a two count. Fox applies a rear chin lock.

Sasha gets back to a vertical base. Sasha drops Fox with a Running Crossbody Block for a two count. Fox responds with a back elbow strike. Fox goes back to the rear chin lock. Sasha is grasping for air. Sasha delivers some bodyshots. Fox goes for the Tilt-A-Whirl Back Breaker, but Sasha counters with the Bank Statement which forces her to tap out.

Winner: Sasha Banks via Submission 

Enzo & Kalisto In-Ring Segment: 

Enzo wants to be real for a minute. He got nuked, duped, screwed, and robbed of his CruiserWeight Title. Kalisto makes his way to the ring. Enough is enough and that he has a big mouth and never shuts up. Enzo can blame him, Kurt Angle, the entire 205 Live roster, or the WWE Universe. There ain’t gonna be no excuses at TLC when he comes out of there as the Cruiserweight Champion. Enzo says that he has money that’s stacked taller than Kalisto. He’s not getting his hands dirty since he won’t be fighting tonight.

The zo train is coming through. Tony Nese, Noam Dar, Ariya Daivari and Drew Gulak from out nowhere blindsides Kalisto. Enzo brings up Rey Mysterio during this beatdown. Kalisto looks like a power ranger. Mustafa Ali runs down the ramp. Ali connects with a Hurricanrana to Gulak. Ali clotheslines Nese.

Ali is clearing the rest of the ring. Enzo drops Ali with a shoulder tackle. Ali is a recipient of a Running Knee Strike from Nese and an Hammer Lock DDT from Daivari. Enzo connects with the Eat Defeat to Kalisto. The Zo train has Ali and Kalisto laid out next each other. Enzo is going to them an important question, how you doing? Enzo drops the mic. 

Fourth Match: Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins (c) vs. Sheamus & Cesaro For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship 

Ambrose and Sheamus will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Sheamus backs Ambrose into the corner. Ambrose repeatedly stomps on Sheamus chest. Ambrose delivers back to back knife edge chop. Sheamus responds with a knee to the midsection of Ambrose. Ambrose and Sheamus are trading back and forth shots. Ambrose makes the quick tag to Rollins. Rollins kicks Sheamus out of the ring. Ambrose and Rollins clotheslines Rollins over the top rope. They follow that with Stereo Flying Crossbody Blocks. Cesaro attacks Rollins behind the referee’s back. Sheamus and Cesaro are cutting the ring in half.

Double Leg Lariat only gets a two count. Sheamus kicks Rollins in the chest. Cesaro goes for the cover, but Rollins finds a way to kick out. Cesaro uppercuts Rollins. Cesaro applies a front face lock. We have a stale mate in the center of the ring. Cesaro knocks Ambrose off the ring apron. Rollins connects with a Back Body Drop. Cesaro tags in Sheamus. Sheamus drops Rollins with a Running Corner Spear. The Bar plants Rollins with the Pop Up Uppercut for a two count. Sheamus is pissed at the referee. Sheamus lightly kicks Rollins in the head. Sheamus delivers a straight right hand. Rollins responds with a series of knife edge chops.

Sheamus goes for the Tilt-A-Whirl PowerSlam, but Rollins blocks it. Rollins sends Sheamus shoulder first to the steel ring post. Cesaro tags himself in. Rollins slips out of the Back Body Drop. Rollins tosses Cesaro out of the ring. Rollins makes the hot tag to Ambrose. Ambrose with a flurry of running clotheslines to Cesaro. Ambrose connects with the Swinging Neck Breaker. Ambrose ascends to the top turnbuckle. Ambrose dives over Cesaro. Ambrose catapults Cesaro to the second rope. Cesaro goes for the Flying European Uppercut, but Ambrose blocks it. Ambrose is distracted by Sheamus.

The Shield lands Stereo Dives. Ambrose rolls Cesaro back into the ring. Ambrose with a Flying Clothesline for a two count. Sheamus levels Rollins with the Irish Curse Back Breaker. Ambrose clotheslines Sheamus over the top rope. Cesaro with a Back Body Drop to Ambrose. The Bar delivers the SpringBoard Clothesline/SpineBuster combination for a two count. Cesaro blocks a SuperKick from Rollins. Cesaro drops Rollins with another Uppercut. The Bar goes for the Stereo High Cross, but Rollins gets in the way. V-Trigger to Cesaro. Ambrose plants Cesaro with Dirty Deeds to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE Raw Tag Team Champions, Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins via Pinfall 

Finn Balor In-Ring Promo:  

When Bray Wyatt first introduced the world to Sister Abigail, Balor didn’t know what to think. Is he out of his mind or did he outsmart us all? He thought it was another trick or mind game. He was wrong. When he was a child, Balor read about the festival of Samhain when the dead would rise and walk the Earth.

After seeing Sister Abigail and feeling her presence, these were not stories and they were real. Balor will slay the monster with a demon of his own. His demon has no fear. He dreams about nightmares. His demon is dying to meet you, Sister Abigail. The Demon tells Sister Abigail to run.

Fifth Match: Emma & Alexa Bliss vs. Mickie James & Bayley 

Mickie and Bliss will starts things off. Mickie ducks a right hand from Bliss. Bliss tags in Emma. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Emma applies a side headlock. Mickie rolls Emma over for a two count. Emma still has grasp of the side headlock. Emma transitions into a wrist lock. Mickie applies an arm-bar. Mickie tags in Bayley. Mickie and Bayley drops Emma with Double Back Elbow Strike. Stereo Elbow Drops gets a two count. Emma tags in Bliss. Bliss repeatedly stomps on Bayley’s chest. Bliss screams at the referee. Bayley bounces Bliss head on the top turnbuckle. Bayley connects with a Draping Stunner. We have ourself a shoving contest on the outside. Emma applies a rear chin lock coming out of the commercial break.

Bayley gets back to a vertical base. Emma bounces Bayley’s head on the top turnbuckle. Bayley starts hulking up in the corner. Bayley is ramming Emma’s face on the top turnbuckle pad. Following a snap mare takeover, Bayley delivers a Running Clothesline. Bayley follows that with a knee drop for a two count. Emma snaps Bayley face off the top rope. Emma tosses Bayley out of the ring. Emma drives Bayley back first to the ringside barricade. Emma has Bayley’s shoulders pinned to the mat for a two count. Emma and Bliss continues to cut the ring in half. Bliss slaps Bayley. Bliss sits on the back of Bayley’s neck. Bliss with the lateral press for a two count.

Bliss continues to ground Bayley with the rear chin lock. Bliss fires up with a series of clotheslines. Bliss and Emma are mauling Bayley in the corner. Bayley knocks Emma off the ring apron. Bayley finally makes the hot tag to Mickie. Mickie is unloading on Bliss. Mickie with a Spinning Heel Kick to midsection of Bliss. Mickie connects with a Leaping Neck Breaker. Mickie goes for the Mick Kick, but Bliss counters with a slap. Bliss is talking trash to Mickie. Mickie responds with a Flap Jack. Mickie lands a Flying Seated Senton for a two count. Bayley kicks Emma out of the ring. Bliss drops Bayley with a Forearm Smash. Mickie delivers The Mick to pickup the victory.

Winner: Mickie James & Bayley via Pinfall 

– Sasha Banks will take on Alicia Fox on the WWE TLC Kickoff Show. 

– Tomorrow night on 205 Live, Kalisto & Mustafa Ali will take on Enzo Amore & Ariya Daivari. Also we’ll see Rich Swann vs. Jack Gallagher. 

Sixth Match: Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns in a Steel Cage Match 

Miz joins the commentary team for this match. Reigns starts thing off with a flurry of right hands. Strowman launches Reigns to the corner. Strowman connects with the Body Avalanche. Strowman goes for the Running PowerSlam, but Reigns blocks it. Reigns rams Strowman shoulder to the steel. Reigns starts scaling the cage, but Strowman gets in the way. Reigns goes for the Samoan Drop, but Strowman blocks it. Reigns sends Strowman shoulder first to the steel ring post. Reigns lands a series of corner clotheslines. Strowman responds with a SpineBuster for a two count. Strowman is mauling Reigns coming out of the commercial break. Strowman launches Reigns face first to the steel. Reigns is trying to escape, but it’s to no avail.

Strowman runs through Reigns with a Body Avalanche across the steel. Reigns side steps Strowman face first into the steel. Reigns repeatedly kicks Strowman in the chest. Reigns with a side kick to the midsection of Strowman. Reigns with the Samoan Drop for a two count. Reigns is heading to the top of the cage. The Bar and The Shield are brawling on the outside. Ambrose clotheslines Sheamus over the top rope. Reigns was mere moments from escaping the cage. Strowman plants Reigns with an Avalanche SuperPlex for a two count. The Bar and The Shield brings their massive brawl to the backstage area.

Rollins hits Sheamus with a steel chair. Miz finds a way to lock all four guys out of the Moda Center. Strowman places Reigns on the top turnbuckle. Reigns and Strowman are trading back and forth shots. Strowman HeadButts Reigns to the canvas. Reigns sends Strowman crotch first on the top rope. Reigns delivers back to back SuperMan Punches.

Reigns goes for the Spear, but Strowman blocks it. Reigns levels Strowman with an Elevated SuperMan Punch for a two count. Reigns Spears Strowman. Kane arrives from under the ring. Reigns goes for the Spear, but Kane counters with the ChokeSlam. Strowman follows that with a Running PowerSlam. Kane plants Reigns with the TombStone. Strowman delivers another Running PowerSlam to pickup the victory.

Winner: Braun Strowman via Pinfall 

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