October 30, 2017
Royal Farms Arena
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Kurt Angle & Stephanie McMahon In-Ring Segment:
The entire Monday Night Raw locker room is on the stage. Usually, Angle comes out with a smile on his face, but last week Shane McMahon took what he thought was friendly competition and took it too far. Angle wants to apologize because he let his friendship with Shane get in the way. He put everyone in harm’s way and that will never happen again. Stephanie McMahon comes out to interrupt Angle. Stephanie wants Angle to lighten up.
She brings up the 25th anniversary of Raw that will be occurring in January. Stephanie has supported the decision to make Kurt Angle the general manager of Raw. Even with the illegitimate child situation, the viral infection spreading through the locker room, and Braun Strowman being compacted in a garbage truck. Angle had earned her respect, until he let her brother Shane put Raw under siege.
It takes 20 years to earn a reputation and 20 seconds to lose it. Stephanie is not here for his excuses. Shane lost at Hell in a Cell to defend his family’s honor and he didn’t get the job done. Shane wanted to bully his little sisters show. Angle’s kindness is his weakness. Stephanie tells to Angle to add incompetence to the Three I’s. Kurt Angle will be the team captain of Raw at Survivor Series. If Team Raw doesn’t win, she’ll find a new general manager. Oh it’s true, it’s damn true.
First Match: Bayley vs. Nia Jax
Nia goes for a BodySlam, but Bayley lands back on her feet. Bayley delivers a series of forearm smashes. Nia tosses Bayley out of the ring. Bayley with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick to Nia. Nia applies a rear chin lock coming out of the commercial break. Bayley gets back to a vertical base. Nia launches Bayley to the other side of the ring. Nia with Back to Back Body Avalanches to Bayley. Bayley is trying to create separation. Bayley with a Flying Clothesline off the ring apron.
Bayley transitions into a ground and pound attack. Bayley drives her knee across the chest of Nia. Bayley follows that with a Rope Stunner for a two count. Bayley gets Nia trapped in the Guillotine Choke. Nia deposits Bayley on the canvas. Nia drops Bayley with a Running SomerSault Senton. Nia connects with the Running Leg Drop to pickup the victory. After the match, Alicia Fox announces that Nia Jax will be on The Raw Women’s Survivor Series Team.
Winner: Nia Jax via Pinfall
Second Match: Samoa Joe vs. Apollo Crews w/Titus O’Neil
Joe attacks Crews before the bell rings. Joe is unloading on Crews in the corner. Joe with a knife edge chop. Crews with a waist lock go-behind to Joe. Crews transitions into a side headlock. Joe drops Crews with a shoulder tackle. Crews leapfrogs over Joe. Crews delivers a beautiful dropkick. Crews follows that with a flurry of forearm shivers. Crews goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Joe blocks it.
Crews with a thrust kick to the midsection of Joe. Joe responds with a PowerSlam for a two count. Joe and Crews are trading back and forth shots. Joe levels Crews with a Leaping Enziguri. Joe with multiple knee strikes. Crews staggers Joe with Back to Back Enziguri’s. Crews goes for a Spinning SitOut PowerBomb, but Joe counters with a Deep Arm Drag. Joe connects with a Uranage Slam. Joe locks in the Coquina Clutch which forces Crews to tap out. After the match, Joe gets Titus O’Neil in the Coquina Clutch.
Winner: Samoa Joe via Submission
Third Match: The Miz (c) w/The MizTourage vs. Matt Hardy For The WWE Intercontinental Championship
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Hardy with a small package for a two count. Hardy goes for the Twist of Fate, but Miz blocks it. Miz drives his knee to the midsection of Hardy. Hardy with a backslide for a two count. Hardy delivers a straight right hand to Miz. Hardy follows that with an elbow drop for a two count. Miz tosses Hardy out of the ring. Hardy dodges a Wrecking Ball Dropkick from Miz. Coming out of the commercial break, Hardy transitions into a Corner Mount. Hardy with a back elbow strike to Miz. Miz sends Hardy crotch first on the top turnbuckle. Miz with a Draping Neck Breaker for a two count. Miz applies a rear chin lock. Hardy gets back to a vertical base. Miz connects with a Back/Neck Breaker Combination for another two count.
Miz is applying pressure to the back of Hardy’s neck. The MizTourage attacks Hardy behind the referee’s beck. Miz whips Hard throat across the middle rope. Miz bounces Hardy’s head on the ring apron. Miz follows that with a Running Knee Strike for a two count. Miz is putting the boots to Hardy in the corner. Miz lands a Corner Dropkick. Miz drops Hardy with the Awesome Clothesline. Miz goes for a Flying Double Axe Handle, but Hardy blocks it. Hardy side steps Miz into the turnbuckles. Miz and Hardy are trading back and forth shots.
Hardy repeatedly bounces Miz’s head on every turnbuckle pad. Hardy connects with a Running Bulldog for a two count. Hardy delivers a Flying Elbow Drop for a two count. Miz goes for the Skull Crushing Finale, but Hardy counters with a Side Effect for a two count. Hardy kicks Miz in the jaw. Hardy lands a Flying Leg Drop for a two count. Miz drives Hardy back first into the turnbuckles. Miz with multiple IT Kicks to Hardy. Hardy dodges a leg lariat from Miz. Hardy drops Miz with the Twist of Fate. Miz crawls himself to the ring apron. Miz whips Hardy’s face off the top rope. Miz plants Hardy with the Skull Crushing Finale to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still WWE Intercontinental Champion, The Miz via Pinfall
Fourth Match: Asuka vs. Stacie Cullen
Asuka drops Cullen with a Spinning Back Fist. Asuka repeatedly stomps on Cullen’s back. Asuka with a series of Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Asuka drives s Cullen face to the middle turnbuckle. Asuka with a leg lariat to the back of Cullen’s head. Asuka goes for a German Suplex, but Cullen counters with a back elbows trike. Asuka fires up with her lightning quick offense. Asuka applies the Asuka Lock which forces Cullen to tap out.
Winner: Asuka via Submission
Fifth Match: Finn Balor vs. Cesaro w/Sheamus
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Cesaro and Balor are trading back and forth shots. Balor applies a side headlock. Cesaro backs Balor into the ropes. Cesaro with a bodyshot to Balor. Balor ducks a clothesline from Cesaro. Balor lands a Side HeadLock TakeOver. Cesaro responds with a Head Scissors Hold. Cesaro connects with a Tilt-A-Whirl Back Breaker. Cesaro uppercuts Balor. Cesaro follows that with multiple bodyshots in the corner. Cesaro tells Balor to bring it. Balor fires up with a series of haymakers. Cesaro clotheslines Balor for a two count. Balor kicks Cesaro in the jaw. Balor tosses Cesaro out of the ring. Balor with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick to Cesaro. Balor delivers the PK from the ring apron. Sheamus distracts Balor. Cesaro knocks Balor off the ring apron.
Coming out of the commercial break, Balor and Cesaro are trading back and forth shots. Balor drops Cesaro with the Over Head Kick. Balor with Back to Back Haymakers to Cesaro. Balor connects with a Basement Dropkick. Balor dives over Cesaro. Balor leaves Cesaro staggering after a Step Up Enziguri. Cesaro responds with the Pop Up European Uppercut for a two count. Cesaro goes for the SharpShooter, but Balor blocks it. Balor crawls to the bottom rope to create separation.
Cesaro whips Balor head off the top rope. Cesaro with a SpringBoard SuperPlex for a two count. Cesaro locks in the Sharpshooter. Cesaro transitions into the Crippler Cross Face. Balor responds with a Double Stomp to the midsection of Cesaro. Balor connects with the SlingBlade. Balor levels Cesaro with the ShotGun Dropkick. Balor knocks Sheamus off the ring apron. Balor launches Cesaro out of the ring. Balor takes out The Bar with the SomerSault Plancha. Balor lands a Coupe De Grace to the back of Cesaro’s head to pickup the victory. After the match, Kane plants Balor with a Tombstone PileDriver on the stage.
Winner: Finn Balor via Pinfall
Sixth Match: Kane vs. Seth Rollins w/Dean Ambrose
Kane immediately tosses Rollins out of the ring. Rollins creates separation with Back to Back Wrecking Ball Dropkicks. Kane decks Rollins with a big haymaker. Kane clotheslines Rollins. Kane stomps on Rollins back. Kane is unloading on Rollins in the corner. Kane with the lateral press for a two count. Rollins with the Corner Mount to Kane. Kane responds with a Big Uppercut. Kane steps on Rollins head. Kane is applying the pressure to the back of Rollins neck. Kane connects with a Corner Clothesline. Kane follows that with a Body Avalanche. Kane with a Side Walk Slam for a two count.
Kane applies a rear chin lock. Rollins gets back to a vertical base. Rollins kicks Kane in the jaw. Rollins slides under Kane. Rollins with a Step Up Enziguri from the ring apron. Rollins connects with the Blockbuster for a two count. Rollins lands Two Suicide Dives. Dean Ambrose is talking smack to The Bar.
Rollins goes for a SpringBoard Clothesline, but Kane stands still. The Bar is attacking Ambrose outside of the ring. Rollins takes out The Bar with a SlingShot Crossbody Block. Rollins goes for another SpringBoard Clothesline, but Kane counters with the ChokeSlam to pickup the victory. After the match, Ambrose drops Kane with the Dirty Deeds. Kane immediately gets back on his feet. The Bar and Kane are mauling Ambrose. Kane plants Ambrose and Rollins with Back to Back TombStone PileDrivers.
Winner: Kane via Pinfall
Seventh Match: Chad 2 Badd & Tex Ferguson vs. Heath Slater & Rhyno in a Trick or Treat Street Fight
Badd and Ferguson kicks Slater and Rhyno out of the ring. They shove Slater’s face into a bucket of apple. Rhyno puts a big pumpkin over Ferguson’s head. Slater shoves Ferguson into Badd. Slater throws Candy Corn Kendo Sticks into the ring. Ferguson is tripping over the apples int he ringside area. Slater and Rhyno rolls a table into the ring. Ferguson with a big haymaker to Rhyno.
Badd whips Slater in the back with the Candy Corn Kendo Stick. Ferguson rams Pumpkin Guts into Slater’s face. Slater side steps Badd into the middle turnbuckle. Ferguson hits Rhyno with a Plastic Grave Stone. Rhyno whips pie into Ferguson’s face. Slater with a series of candy corn kendo stick shots to Badd and Ferguson. Ferguson SuperKicks Slater. Badd goes for a Flying Crossbody Block, but Rhyno counters with a SpineBuster through the table to pickup the victory.
Winner: Heath Slater & Rhyno via Pinfall
Eight Match: Kalisto vs. Drew Gulak w/Enzo Amore
Kalisto starts things off with rapid fire kicks. Gulak responds with a corner clothesline. Kalisto kicks Gulak in the jaw. Kalisto with a Spinning Corkscrew Splash. Kalisto follows that with a HandSpring RoundHouse Kick. Kalisto connects with a Spike Hurricanrana. Kalisto plants Gulak with the Salida Del Sol. After the match, Enzo decks Kalisto with the JawdonZO.
Winner: Kalisto via Pinfall
– Tomorrow night on 205 Live will be Mustafa Ali vs. Ariya Daivari vs. Tony Nese vs. Gran Metalik in a Fright Night Fatal Four Way Match.
Ninth Match: Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Mickie James For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Mickie backs Bliss into the ropes. Bliss kicks Mickie in the gut. Bliss bounces Mickie’s head. Mickie slides under Bliss. Following a snap mare takeover, Mickie delivers a leg lariat for a two count. Bliss responds with a big haymaker. Bliss repeatedly stomps on Mickie’s chest in the corner. Mickie connects with a Hurricanrana. Mickie follows that with a Dropkick. Bliss applies a Cravate coming out of the commercial break.
Mickie creates separation with a deep arm-drag. Bliss clotheslines Mickie for a two count. Bliss goes back to the Cravate. Bliss transitions into a rear chin lock. Mickie and Bliss are trading back and forth shots. Bliss drives Mickie’s head into the canvas. Bliss is applying pressure to the back of Mickie. Mickie connects with a Neck Breaker for a two count.
Mickie follows that with a Slap. Mickie with a FlapJack to Bliss. Bliss launches Mickie off the top turnbuckle. Mickie lands a Leg Lariat that sends Bliss crashing to the outside. Mickie rolls Bliss back into the ring. Mickie with a Flying Seated Senton for a two count. Mickie goes for the Mick Kick, but Bliss rolls herself out of the ring. Mickie kicks Bliss in the chest. Mickie rolls Bliss over for a two count. Mickie with a jack knife cover for another two count. Bliss drops Mickie with a Nasty Forearm Smash to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still WWE Raw Women’s Champion, Alexa Bliss via Pinfall
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