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WWE Raw Results – October 23, 2017

WWE Raw
October 23, 2017
Resch Center
Green Bay, Wisconsin

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

Kurt Angle, The Miz, The Bar, The Shield and AJ Styles In-Ring Segment: 

Every story has a beginning, middle, and end. Last night at TLC,  Angle wrote a new chapter in his career. When Angle got inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, he didn’t think it could get any better, but last night it was a dream come true. Angle debuted 18 years ago at Survivor Series, so that PPV has a special place in his heart.  This years falls spectacular will be about RAW vs. SmackDown Live.

Alexa Bliss will face Natalya . Miz will face Baron Corbin. Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose will take on the Usos. Also WWE Champion Jinder Mahal will face The Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar.  There will Male/Female Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match. Angle says that RAW is gonna show why they’re the most dominant brand in the WWE.

Miz arrives on the stage with The Bar and Curtis Axel. Miz is tired of hearing Angle’s voice. When Roman Reigns went down, the TLC Match should’ve been a 5 on 2 Handicap Match. Angle didn’t do the right thing because he wanted one last chance in the spotlight. Miz says that Angle should no longer be the General Manager of RAW, effective immediately.  That’s not going to happen according to Angle. Miz, Cesaro, Sheamus, and Axel surround Angle on all four sides of the ring. The Shield makes the save.  Angle announces that Miz and The Bar will take on The Shield and a superstar who decided to stay an extra night. It’s AJ Styles! 

First Match: The Shield and AJ Styles vs. The Miz and The Bar w/Curtis Axel 

Sheamus and Rollins will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Sheamus with a side headlock takeover to Rollins. Sheamus drops Rollins with a shoulder tackle. Rollins leapfrogs over Sheamus. Rollins with a Crossbody Block for a two count. Rollins lands a spinning heel kick to the midsection of Sheamus. Rollins is teeing off on Sheamus in the corner. Rollins tags in Ambrose. Following a Snap Mare TakeOver, The Shield are using their tandem offense on Sheamus. Ambrose with a elbow drop for a one count. Ambrose bounces Sheamus head on the top turnbuckle. Ambrose transitions into the Corner Mount. Sheamus kicks Ambrose in the jaw. Sheamus tags in Cesaro.

Cesaro connects with a leg drop for a one count. Cesaro applies an arm-bar. Cesaro drives his knee to the gut of Ambrose. Cesaro bodyslams Ambrose for a two count. Cesaro with a right hand to Ambrose. Ambrose responds with a knee strike. Ambrose tags in Rollins. Ambrose lands a Basement Dropkick. Rollins follows that with a Running Leg Lariat for a one count. Rollins applies a hammer lock. Rollins transitions into a wrist lock. Rollins tags in Styles. Styles repeatedly chops Cesaro in the chest. Styles rolls Cesaro over for a one count. Styles fights out of the BodySlam Position. Cesaro sends Styles crashing to the outside. Cesaro tags in Miz. Miz kicks Styles in the ribs. Styles responds with a Jaw Breaker. The Bar knocks The Shield off the ring apron.

Team Miz are putting the boots to Styles. Rollins drags Cesaro out of the ring. The Shield and Cesaro delivers a Trifecta Crossbody Block to the outside. Coming out of the commercial break, Cesaro has Ambrose in a rear chin lock. Ambrose gets back to a vertical base. Cesaro goes for a PowerSlam, but Ambrose blocks it. Cesaro makes the tag to Sheamus. The Bar drops Ambrose with a Double Thrust Kick for a two count. Sheamus applies a Half Nelson Arm-Bar. Sheamus drives his knee to the midsection of Ambrose. The Bar are cutting the ring in half. Ambrose creates a separation with a Vertical Suplex. Sheamus with a Knee Lift to Ambrose. Ambrose responds with the Lunatic Lariat. Rollins and Miz are tagged in.

Rollins with a SpringBoard Clothesline to Miz. Rollins knocks Sheamus off the ring apron. Rollins connects with the SlingBlade. Rollins follows that with a BlockBuster. Rollins plants Miz with the Falcon Arrow for a two count. Styles drops Sheamus with a Pele Kick. Cesaro responds with a Big Boot. Ambrose clotheslines Cesaro. Miz kicks Ambrose out of the ring. Rollins clotheslines Sheamus over the top rope. Miz levels Rollins with a Sweeping DDT for a two count. Miz with a series of IT Kicks to Rollins. Rollins school boys Miz for a two count. Miz launches Rollins out of the ring. Ambrose and Sheamus are brawling in the crowd.

Rollins clotheslines Miz. Cesaro tags himself in. Cesaro goes for a Back Body Drop, but Rollins lands back on his feet. Rollins makes the hot tag to Styles. Styles with the Phenomenal Blitz to Cesaro. Rollins follows that with a Sliding Forearm Smash. Styles connects with the Ushigoroshi for a two count. Styles goes for the Styles Clash, but he’s distracted Sheamus. Cesaro drops Styles with a Pop Up European Uppercut for a two count. Rollins dodges a Brogue Kick from Sheamus. Rollins sends Sheamus shoulder first to the steel ring post. The Shield clotheslines Miz over the top rope. The Shield takes out Sheamus and Miz with Stereo Suicide Dives. Styles with the Phenomenal Forearm to pickup the victory. After the match, Kane uppercuts Rollins. Kane drops Ambrose with a Big Boot. The Bar and Miz are putting the boots to Styles. Kane ChokeSlams Rollins.

Winner: The Shield & AJ Styles via Pinfall 

Kane In-Ring Promo: 

Through hellfire and brimstone, Kane has always been of the most destructive forces in the WWE.  He heard about a man who tossed Big Show through a cage., who destroyed Roman Reigns on multiple ocassions. They called him a monster among men. His name was Braun Strowman. Kane liked what he heard but he had to see it for himself, and when he did, what he saw was a pile of trash.

Three hundred eight five pounds of human refuse. Kane put Strowman where he belonged, in the back of a garbage truck. As he devoured Strowman in one mechanical gulp, he was able to see in Strowman’s eyes. Kane saw fear that no man had put in his eyes before. Strowman saw the truth. Kane will always be Raw’s only monster. Now with Braun Strowman gone, he wants competition, or else. Finn Balor accepts Kane’s challenge. 

Second Match: Kane vs. Finn Balor 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Kane shoves Balor to the corner. Balor kicks Kane in the left knee. Kane drops Balor with a shoulder block. Kane starts teeing off on Balor in the corner. Balor delivers a desperation boot to the jaw of Kane. Balor follows that with an enziguri from the ring apron. Kane responds with a Big Boot. Kane stomps on Balor’s back. Kane connects with a Bodyslam for a two count. Kane applies a rear chin lock. Balor gets back to a vertical base. Kane tosses Balor out of the ring.

Balor levels Kane with the Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Balor dishes out the PK, but Kane stands still. Kane deposits Balor’s back on the ring apron. Kane with Back to Back Corner Clotheslines. Kane with a  Side Walk Slam for a two count. Kane launches Balor back first into the turnbuckles. Kane is choking Balor with his boot. Balor is having a hard getting back on his feet.

Kane continues to apply pressure to the back of Balor. Balor is regaining composure on the outside. Balor with a drop toe hold that sends Kane face first to the steel ring steps. Balor kicks Kane in the chest. Balor with a series of strikes to back of Kane. Balor goes for the Crossbody Block, but Kane blocks it. Balor connects with the SlingBlade. Balor follows that with the ShotGun Dropkick. Balor goes for the Coupe De Grace, but Kane counters with Three ChokeSlams to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kane via Pinfall 

Third Match: Asuka vs. Emma 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Asuka backs Emma into the ropes. Emma kicks Asuka in the gut. Asuka responds with a flurry of hamstring kicks. Asuka floats over into the Cross Arm Breaker. Emma places her boot on the bottom rope to create separation. Asuka whips Emma face off the top rope. Asuka delivers a Running Hip Attack that sends Emma crashing to the outside.

Emma drives Asuka face first to the steel ring post. Emma with the lateral press for a two count. Emma steps on Asuka’s hair. Emma connects with the Butterfly Suplex for a two count. Emma applies a rear chin lock. Asuka is trying to create distance. Asuka goes for the Asuka Lock, but Emma blocks it.

Asuka with the BackSlide Cover for a two count. Emma clotheslines Asuka for a two count. Emma whips Asuka into the turnbuckles. Asuka delivers a Missile Dropkick. Emma and Asuka are trading back and forth shots. Asuka connects with a Release German Suplex. Asuka drops Emma with a Running Hip Attack for a two count. Emma with the O’Connor Roll for a two count. Asuka applies the Asuka Lock which forces Emma to tap out.

Winner: Asuka via Submission 

Alexa Bliss & Mickie James In-Ring Segment: 

Last night Alexa Bliss defeated a six time women’s champion, future hall of famer, and leader of the nursing home Mickie James and she can put her in the rear view mirror. At Survivor Series, Bliss will defeat Smackdown’s cat lady Natalya. There might be two brands, but only one goddess. Bliss had the performance of a lifetime at TLC, but she feels underappreciated.

Finn Balor and AJ Styles can gaze into each other’s eyes for 10 minutes and people will chant this is awesome. The WWE Universe hands out chants like Halloween candy. Where is Alexa bliss love and adulation? Is it because she’s not old, or doesn’t have a three year old son at home. Bliss wants the Green Bay crowd to chant you deserve it like the sheep they are.  Mickie James comes out to interrupt Bliss.  Mickie plants Bliss with a DDT.  Mickie says that Bliss deserved that.

Fourth Match: Elias Samson vs. Jason Jordan 

Samson kicks Jordan in the gut. Samson delivers a series of forearm smashes in the corner. Following a snap mare takeover, Samson connects with a Elbow Drop for a two count. Samson applies a rear chin lock. Jordan gets back to a vertical base. Jordan connects with a Side Belly to Belly Suplex. Jordan follows that with a Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex. Jordan repeatedly drives Samson back first around the ringside barricades. Samson drops Jordan with a Vicious Chair Shot to cause the disqualification.

Winner: Jason Jordan via Disqualification 

Brock Lesnar & Paul Heyman In-Ring Segment: 

Someone has a problem with the word undisputed. Someone wants to dispute the fact that Brock Lesnar is not the champion of WWE. This champion has barely survived the title challenge of Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura. He’s also trying to figure out how to barely survive the title challenge of, AJ Styles. On the flagship show, Brock Lesnar has gone through the most stacked heavyweight division in WWE. That fact is undisputed. It’s undisputed that we live in the age of trash talking. Everyone wants to trash talk and hurl insults. Everyone wants to run down their opponents and hurl insults at their opponent’s families. The biggest trash talker has the mic in his hand now. Paul Heyman never wanted to trash talk Brock’s opponents. Any man deemed worthy enough to face Brock Lesnar, has his respect.

Heyman praised Goldberg, Samoa Joe and Braun Strowman. Jinder Mahal? The make believe maharaja with the Singh Singh Sing along brothers doing his shtick Jinder is not Brock’s equal, contemporary, or counterpart. When you think of real WWE Champions, you think of guys like, Bruno Sammartino, Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, John Cena, and his client. Jinder Mahal was offered to Smackdown when they got the shaft in the Superstar Shakeup. 

Let’s make something perfectly clear, Brock Lesnar is not waving Raw’s flag. There’s no battle for brand supremacy. Any brand that brags Brock Lesnar is the number one brand in WWE. That’s undisputed. Because Jinder disputes that, he’s going to Suplex City at Survivor Series. The last time a SmackDown Live Superstar walked into the ring to face Brock Lesnar, they had to stop the match. The locker room was outraged. On that night, his client violated every single rule of the PG Era. Jinder’s challenge is hereby accepted by the undisputed beast. It’s accepted by the undisputed conqueror. It’s accept by the reigning, defending, Undisputed Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar. 

Fifth Match: Sasha Banks vs. Bayley vs. Alicia Fox in a Triple Threat Match. The Winner Of This Match Will Be The Captain Of Raw’s Survivor Series Women’s Team 

Fox decks Bayley with a right hand. Fox dropkicks Sasha. Fox applies an arm-bar. Sasha from behind locks in the Sleeper Hold. Fox with a Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Sasha blocks a Big Boot from Fox. Fox delivers another Northern Lights Suplex. Fox applies a rear chin lock. Fox tosses Bayley out of the ring. Fox bounces Sasha’s head on the top turnbuckle. Sasha kicks Fox in the chest. Sasha and Bayley with a Double Basement Dropkick to Fox.

Coming out of the commercial break, Fox has Sasha in a rear chin lock. Fox goes for a Tilt-A-Whirl Back Breaker, but Sasha blocks it. Sasha rolls Fox over for a two count. Sasha connects with a Tilt-A-Whirl Head Scissors TakeOver. Sasha follows that with a Double Knee Strike. Sasha and Fox are trading back and forth shots on the top turnbuckle. Bayley plants Fox and Sasha with a Tower of Doom. Bayley with a Running Cutter for a two count. Fox responds with a back elbow strike. Fox drops Bayley with a Big Boot for a two count.

Fox starts playing around with the time keepers bell. Bayley rolls Fox over for a two count. Bayley connects with the Bayley to Belly for another two count as Sasha breaks up the pin attempt. Sasha and Bayley are in a middle of forearm exchange. Bayley transitions into a ground and pound attack. Bayley with a Belly to Back Suplex to Sasha. Fox levels Bayley with her version of the Bayley to Belly. Fox goes for the Scissors Kick, but Sasha counters with the Bank Statement. Fox shoves Sasha into Bayley. Fox scores the pinfall over Bayley.

Winner: Alicia Fox via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Kalisto, Mustafa Ali, Gran Metalik, Rich Swann and Cedric Alexander vs. Enzo Amore, Drew Gulak, Tony Nese, Ariya Daivari and Noam Dar 

Enzo is playing mind games with Kalisto. Kalisto kicks Daivari in the face. Daivari tags in Nese. Kalisto with an arm-drag takedown to Nese. Kalisto tags in Metalik. Nese SomerSaults over Metalik. Metalik starts showing off his aerial skills. Metalik connects with a SpringBoard Basement Dropkick. Daivari and Dar runs into a Stereo Front Dropkicks by Swann and Alexander. Kalisto takes a swing at Enzo. Team Lucha SuperKicks Gulak off the ring apron.

Coming out of the commercial break, Dar has Swann in an arm-bar. Swann gets back to a vertical base. Dar tags in Gulak. Gulak knocks Metalik and Ali off the ring apron. Gulak repeatedly stomps on Swann’s chest in the corner. Gulak tags in Daivari. Swann ducks a clothesline from Daivari. Swann and Daivari are knocked down after a Double Crossbody Block. Team Lucha and The Zo Train are brawling on the outside.

Nese runs through Alexander with a Running Back Elbow Strike. Swann drops Daivari with a Leg Lariat. Enzo and Kalisto are tagged in. Kalisto with a series of kicks to Enzo. Kalisto drops Enzo with a HandSpring Round House Kick. Kalisto follows that with a Roll Through Leg Lariat. for a two count. Enzo deposits Kalisto face first on the top turnbuckle. Enzo connects with a Flying DDT for a two count. Alexander, Swann, Ali and Metalik takes out the remaining members of The Zo Train with Quadruple Dives to the outside. Kalisto plants Enzo with the Salida Del Sol to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kalisto, Mustafa Ali, Gran Metalik, Rich Swann and Cedric Alexander via Pinfall 

– Kalisto will get his WWE CruiserWeight Championship Rematch on 205 Live tomorrow night. 

Kurt Angle & Shane McMahon In-Ring Segment:

On behalf of the Raw superstars, they can’t wait until Survivor Series. It’s the only time Raw goes head to head with Smackdown. Angle has the five best men for Raw’s team. Shane McMahon enters the Resch Center with the entire SmackDown Live Locker Room.  Shane says that RAW is under sieged. Angle runs to the backstage area. 

Shane tells the blue team to go get them. SmackDown Live Superstars are destroying the RAW Locker Room in the backstage area especially Sasha Banks, Mickie James, Bayley, Matt Hardy, Finn Balor, The Club, Elias Samson, Jason Jordan and The Shield. Baron Corbin and Rusev brings Kurt Angle back to the arena. Shane tells Angle to bring his gold medal and what’s left of his roster to Survivor Series. SmackDown Live will finish what they started.

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