Location: Hartford, CT at the XL Center
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Welcome to the WWE Raw pre-show, and we are live on the WWE Network. Scott Stanford, Booker T and Jerry Lawler hype what we will see tonight, which is Goldberg appearing on the show and the fallout from Sunday’s WWE HIAC PPV. There were highlight video packages of the HIAC PPV including Charlotte Flair vs. Sasha Banks, Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns vs. Rusev. Big Cass and Enzo Amore will wrestle Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows in a Trick or Treat Fight tonight on RAW.
Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw. Goldberg walks down to the ring to open the show. Goldberg says Brock Lesnar, three weeks… Paul Heyman interrupts and walks down to the ring. Heyman said that Lesnar doesn’t appreciate the fans chanting for Goldberg. Heyman said that the fans are pissing him off. Heyman said that he has all of the respect in the world for Goldberg and that he is not a physical threat to him. Heyman said that he didn’t come here without significant back up. Heyman said he is going to make him very happy right now. Heyman said that Lesnar is an impatient beast but Goldberg has a win over Lesnar. Heyman said that Lesnar conquers streaks just ask The Undertaker. Heyman said that Lesnar will not wait until Survivor Series and wants to face him right now. Heyman introduces Lesnar and his music plays but Lesnar does not appear. Heyman said that he got everyone in the arena and watching at home. Heyman told Goldberg to look at his son’s disappointment in his face. Heyman said that Lesnar would conquer him. Rusev walked down to the ring. Rusev asked him who he thought he was and said that he doesn’t think Goldberg has it anymore and is not a superhero. Rusev asked him if he had any heart to get up and keep fighting. Rusev doesn’t think he has that either. Rusev said he crushes weak people then punched Goldberg. Goldberg stayed standing then hit a series of knees and hit the Jackhammer. Goldberg then speared Heyman and left the ring.
Big Cass and Enzo Amore cut a promo about beating Anderson and Gallows while dressed up as Toy Story.
Trick or Treat Fight: Enzo Amore vs. Luke Gallows.
They start brawling around ringside then hit him with a skeleton.
We’re back with Gallows in control of Amore. He hits him with a kendo stick and pumpkins. Amore started throwing pumpkins at him and then a drop kick. Cass sent Anderson through a table. Amore with a DDT for two.
Michael Cole noted Heyman went to the hospital as a result of taking the spear.
Kendrick cut a promo before the match and called Perkins a sucker for thinking that he needs anyone to let him win a match. Kendrick said that he likes to play off of people’s sympathy.
Cruiserweight Title Match: Brian Kendrick © vs. TJ Perkins.
Perkins jumped him and landed a series of right hands.
Perkins hit a bulldog and then a shoulder block followed by a springboard drop kick. Perkins with a gut buster for 2. Kendrick put him on the top rope and went for a suplex but Perkins blocked it. Perkins hit a hurricanrana off the top rope to Kendrick to the floor. Perkins won via count out. Kendrick retained the title.
Winner: Perkins via count out.
Post-match, Perkins attacked Kendrick and locked in the knee bar.
Mick Foley is shown talking with a WWE producer about how he looks. Braun Strowman walks up and says he wants to be part of Team RAW at Survivor Series. He said that he has destroyed multiple people and he wants real competition. Foley said that his threats are working. Foley booked him in a battle royal to detriment Team RAW.
Mick Foley walked down to the ring and talked about the Charlotte – Banks HIAC match last night. Foley said that he is not proud of Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens for their actions at the event. Foley isn’t happy with what they did. Owens and Jericho walked down to the ring. Owens asked him of Foley had a problem with him retaining his title or that Jericho outsmarted everyone by getting in the cell. Owens said that Foley is upset by stealing the show and being the first to retain the WWE Universal Title. Owens said that last night was the Kevin Owens Show. Jericho asked if Foley needed them on his Survivor Series team. Owens said he made a name for himself by winning at HIAC while Foley is a loser in that match. Foley said that Owens walked out and made a mockery of the match. Jericho said that the key of Jericho helped Owens and told him to soak it in man. Foley said that he needs both of them but Stephanie McMahon wanted Owens on Team RAW. Foley said that he had to stop her from suspending Jericho. Foley said he needs another guy, a guy he can trust, the guy, and that guy is Roman Reigns. Reigns walked down to the ring and called Jericho Spongebob and Patrick. Reigns said he was going to dress up like a stupid idiot but they didn’t have anymore Jericho costumes. Jericho put Reigns on the list. Jericho said nobody in this arena deserves to be on his list. Jericho said he doesn’t like the US but he would be a better US Champion than Reigns. Jericho said he could take the title from Reigns if he wanted too. Foley booked Reigns vs. Jericho for tonight.
A recap package of Flair vs. Banks from HIAC was shown.
Battle Royal for a spot on Team RAW: Sami Zayn, Braun Strowman, Goldust, R-Truth, Curtis Axel, Darren Young, Titus O’Neil, Bo Dallas, Neville, Jinder Mahal, Cesaro, and Sheamus
Sheamus kicked Strowman through the middle rope, and we cut to break.
We’re back with Strowman tossing out Mahal and Axel. Zayn knocks out O’Neil while Cesaro knocks out Young and Cesaro tossed out Sheamus. Strowman sent Cesaro the floor. Strowman with a shoulder block to Neville. Strowman tossed out Neville. Finally, Strowman tossed out Zayn.
The New Day dressed up as the Nation of Domination and talked about who they might have to face from SmackDown Live at Survivor Series while backstage.
Six-Man Tag Team Match: Cedric Alexander, Rich Swann and Lince Dorado vs. Tony Neese, Drew Gulak, Ariya Daivari.
Dorado and Daivari started things off. Dorado caught him with a heel kick then tagged in Swann, who worked over the left arm of Daivari. Alexander hit a drop kick to Daivari off the top rope. Dulak was tagged in and hit a snap suplex to Alexander. Alexander with a hurricanrana then Neese was tagged in. Alexander with a back elbow but Neese tripped him and sent him into the barricade. Neese locked in a headlock on Alexander. Daivari was tagged in and hit an elbow drop. Alexander hit a back body drop to Daivari. Swann got the hot tag and hit a series of kicks to Neese. Swann hit a hurricanrana then a moonsault for 2. Dorado and Alexander hit an outside dive taking out Daivari and Gulak. Swann hit a back kick to Neese for the win.
Winners: Cedric Alexander, Rich Swann and Lince Dorado
Charlotte walked down to the ring and cut a promo about how there is nothing wrong with losing so Banks can take pride in it. Charlotte said that Banks needs to learn to love losing. Charlotte said that she will be the captain of Team RAW at Survivor Series and issued a warning to Nikki Bella and told her that if she gets in her way again then she would be her on the shelf forever. Charlotte said that she is the best in the WWE and called out Becky Lynch, Carmella, and Alexis Bliss. She noted that Bayley would be on her team. She asked Bayley to come down to the ring. Bayley said that what Charlotte and Banks did last night made her emotional and the thought of main eventing a PPV was just a dream in NXT. She called Charlotte a jerk. Charlotte said that Bayley would never be a champion and that she would never be like her. Charlotte said that this is not NXT anymore and called her a wannabe Superstar dressed as a fan. Bayley said that the fans were tired of hearing her talk. Charlotte booked her versus Nia Jax.
Singles Match: Bayley vs. Nia Jax.
Jax beat her down to begin the match. She went for a suplex but Bayley blocked and landed a series of right hands then a drop kick. Bayley hit a bulldog then a series of shoulder blocks. Jax tackles her and then went to the middle rope. Jax sent Bayley to the floor. Bayley with a big boot but Jax cut her off with the samoan drop for the win.
Tag Team Match: Sheamus and Cesaro vs. The Shining Stars.
Cesaro and Sheamus work over Primo early in the match. Cesaro went for the giant swing, but Primo blocked it. Epico was tagged in, and drop kicked him to the floor. Moments later, Sheamus got the hot tag and locked in the Cloverleaf on Epico for the win.
Winners: Sheamus and Cesaro
There was a backstage segment with Jericho and Owens talking about how they will both be champions in WWE. They then mocked Reigns.
US Title Match: Roman Reigns © vs. Jericho.
They brawl to begin the match. Reigns clotheslines Jericho out of the ring.
We’re back with Jericho in control of Reigns and landed a series of knee strikes. Jericho hit a back suplex for 2. Reigns fought back with a series of clotheslines. He hit Jericho with an uppercut then hit the drive by. Reigns hit a series of right hands but Jericho tripped him and locked in the Walls of Jericho but Reigns got out of it. Jericho dumped him out to the floor but when he went for a springboard move, Reigns caught him with a Superman Punch. Reigns hit a spear and covered him but Owens broke up the pin attempt.
Winner: Reigns via DQ.
Post-match, Owens beat down Reigns until Seth Rollins ran down to the ring to make the save. Rollins took out Owens with an outside dive and Jericho with a flying knee then a super kick. Rollins stood in the ring while Owens and Jericho walked to the back to close the show.
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