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WWE Monday Night Raw Live From Green Bay, Wisconsin

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Commentators:  Michael Cole, Booker T, and Corey Graves

If you missed last night’s WWE TLC PPV, click here WWE TLC 10/22/17 Live Results (Kurt Angle In-Ring Return)

Last Night:  WWE TLC

In-Ring Segment:  Kurt Angle

The crowd gives Kurt a big ovation, chanting you still got it.  Every story has a beginning, middle, and end.  But after last night, Kurt is writing a new chapter.  Last night when he competed in a WWE ring for the first time in 11 years, it was a dream come true.  But that was last night, moving on to Survivor Series.  It’s Raw Vs Smackdown Live, and we have our matches.  It seems to be Champion Vs Champion, with Alexa Bliss taking on Natalya, we will have The Miz taking on Baron Corbin, The Usos Vs Rollins and Ambrose, and Lesnar Vs Mahal.  We will also have 2 Elimination matches, and we will make sure Raw is the dominant show, with a man’s match and a woman’s match.

 

AWESOME!!  The Miz comes out with The Bar and Curtis Axel.  So Kurt wants to make this about Raw being the best brand, and not about you?  So last night, you did what was best?  When Roman went out, you should have made Rollins and Ambrose face off against them, but this had to be about Kurt.  Kurt is heading to his office, but Miz tells him he isn’t going anywhere, and we see The Miz, The Bar, and Curtis all surround the ring, but here comes Ambrose and Rollins watching Kurt’s back.  So now Ambrose and Rollins are sucking up to management, The Shield seems to have sold out.  They may see they don’t have much more backup.  Kurt disagrees with that, and says they will have a match right now.  The Miz, Sheamus and Cesaro against Rollins, Ambrose, and this man who decided to stay another night….AJ Styles.

Match Number 1:  Rollins and Ambrose (Raw Tag Champs) and AJ Styles Vs The Miz (IC Champ) and The Bar

This was a fun match, 3 segments this lasted.  Miz and his team had things going their way, until Miz tried to fool Dean Ambrose, and chose ensued.  The end came when Rollins and Ambrose helped out AJ, took out Sheamus, then flew out to do a tope on The Miz.  Cesaro is by himself in the ring, and AJ nails a Phenomenal Forearm on Cesaro, and pins him.

Winners:  Rollins, Ambrose, and AJ Styles, by pinfall

Now comes Kane, and all three men are ready for Kane, but the numbers game take over, with Miz, Sheamus, and Cesaro all take out Styles, Ambrose, and Rollins.

Tonight:  Asuka Arrives Raw

Tonight:  Brock Lesnar Returns

In-Ring Promo:  Kane

Through hell, fire, and brimstone, he heard the stories.  How he wanted competition, how he went through the rampage, how he walked out of an ambulance, how he threw Big Show into a steel cage, how he survived Roman Reigns.  They called him a Monster among men, his name is Braun Strowman.  He liked what he heard, and wanted to see for himself.  And what he saw was human trash.  385 pound man, sent through a garbage truck, and when he put him through trash, he saw fear in Strowman’s eyes.  Braun saw the truth, that Kane will always be Raw’s only MONSTER.  And now with Braun gone, Kane wants competition, or else.

Match Number 2:  Finn Balor Vs Kane

Balor put up a good fight, even had the Coup De Grace set up, but Kane sat up, and gave him 3 Chokeslams to pin him.

Winner:  Kane, by pinfall

Tonight:  Brock Lesnar Responds Jinder Mahal’s Challenge

Tonight:  Kurt Angle Announces Raw’s Team

Backstage Segment:  Kurt Angle and Shane McMahon

Shane shows up in Kurt’s office, Kurt opens up his mouth a bit, saying Smackdown doesn’t have a chance against Raw, without AJ Styles.  Shane brings up last year’s result.  Shane is here to tell Kurt Smackdown will destroy Raw.

Video:  Asuka

Next:  Asuka

Match Number 3:  Asuka Vs Emma

Different night, same result, Asuka makes Emma tap out to the Asuka Lock.  Emma showed off some offense again, but Asuka is just too good.

Winner:  Asuka, by submission

Next:  Alexa Bliss

 

In-Ring Promo:  Alexa Bliss

Last night, Alexa beat future Hall of Famer, 6-time Women’s Champion, and leader of the Old Folks Home, Mickie James.  She finally put her in her place, in the past.  And at Survivor Series, she will face Smackdown Live Women’s Champion, Natalya.  And she will show her who reigns supreme.  Alexa is feeling underappreciated by the crowd.  Last night, she took out Mickie James, and she doesn’t get the recognition she deserves.  AJ Styles stared into Finn Balor’s eyes for 10 minutes, and the crowd chanted “THIS IS AWESOME” so where is her chant?  Is it because she isn’t old?  Is it because she doesn’t have a 3-year-old son at home?  We are in the mid-west, so Alexa will say something slow, and you will repeat after her.  Don’t boo, because you know it’s true.  So here we go, you deserve it.  No chants, let’s try this again.  You deserve it.  Here comes Mickie James, and she lays Alexa out with a Mick kick, and a DDT.  Mickie tells Alexa she does deserve it.

Backstage Segment:  Kurt Angle, Sasha Banks, and Bayley

Bayley and Sasha congratulates Kurt on his big win last night.  Kurt needs a team captain for Raw, since Alexa will have her match with Natalya.  And he is thinking about naming them both team captains.  Alicia Fox has an issue with this, and says she has been here the longest and is the smartest.  So we will have a Triple Threat match, with the winner being Team Captain.  Kurt reminds Alicia that pinfalls only count inside the ring.

Next:  Elias

In-Ring Concert:  Elias

Hello, my name is Elias.  I said hello, my name is Elias.  And he has one question for everyone tonight, who wants to walk with Elias?  It’s a strong response.  But then again everything is strong, compared to Aaron Rodger’s collarbone.  Go Pack Go, I think you should all just go home.  But last night at TLC, I kept getting interrupted.  Jason Jordan was throwing carrots, lettuce, and a real grocery list of disrespecting.  But you’re all in a treat and I will give you a uninterrupting performance.  He just needs one thing, silence your phones.  Someone keeps messing with his mic here.  Look, I don’t know who the technician is that can’t do their damn job.  He is coming over there, and will bring them back in the ring and beat the holy hell out of them.  Here comes Jason Jordan.

Match Number 4:  Jason Jordan Vs Elias

Jason was in complete control with some suplexes, even to the outside.  But Elias used a guitar, and nails him in the shoulder for the DQ.

Winner:  Jason Jordan, by DQ

Next:  Brock Lesnar Returns

In-Ring Promo:  Brock Lesnar

Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman, and I am the advocate to the reigning, and defending, undisputed Universal Champion….BROCK LESNAR!!  And you know what’s funny, is the way we act in the way Heyman announces his client, Paul Heyman.  Because someone has a problem with the name undisputed.  This someone has a problem with the fact Brock Lesnar is the undisputed champion in World Wrestling Entertainment.  That someone is on Smackdown Live, and that someone is barely surviving his title reign, he barely beat Randy Orton.  He barely beat Shinsuke Nakamura, and he is about to have trouble defending his title against AJ Styles.  That someone is Jinder Mahal.  And it seems that everyone wants to throw down insults at everyone’s opponents.  They want to be branded the king of the trash talk, and degrade their family, instead of praising them for their box office.  But you know who truly is the king of trash talk?  The man holding this microphone.  Yet he doesn’t trash talk Brock’s opponents, because they are man enough to face Brock.  People say you never trash talk his opponent, but Paul didn’t trash talk Goldberg, he praised Goldberg.  And rightfully so.  He didn’t trash talk Samoa Joe, he praised Samoa Joe, and rightfully so.  He didn’t trash talk Braun Strowman, he praised Braun Strowman, and my GAWD rightfully so.  But you, the so-called MAHARAJA, who has the Singh Brothers to do his schtick, he’s not even a rightful champion.  He is talking about champions like Bruno Sammartino, Hulk Hogan, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Shawn Michaels, HHH, John Cena, and Brock Lesnar.  But you, Jinder Mahal?  Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan know they got the raw end of the Superstar Shakeup, you’re just leftover.  But Brock will face you, and you’re going to Suplex City.  But let’s face it, they try to tell you Survivor Series is for Brand supremacy?  There is no Brand Supremecy, because whatever show Brock is a part of, THAT’S the brand supremacy.  So Jinder will have his match, but that’s not all.  The last time Brock faced a Smackdown superstar, they wanted to stop the match.  There was an uproar, even the Monday Night Raw locker room, why?  Because his client Brock Lesnar broke every rule of the PG Era.  So Jinder Mahal, your challenge is hereby accepted.  Your challenge is accepted by the Undisputed Conqueror, your challenge is accepted by the Undisputed, Number One Champion in WWE.  Your challenge is accepted by the reigning, undefeated, undisputed Universal Champion….BROCK LESNAR!!

4 weeks away from Survivor Series.

Last Night:  Enzo Amore Vs Kalisto

Backstage Interview:  Kalisto

Charly Caruso is making an appearance here, asking Kalisto how is he handling the loss?  Physically, he is fine.  But this was always a dream for Kalisto to be the Cruiserweight Champion.  It would be one thing if he lost the title to a man he respected, but he doesn’t.  So he is invoking his rematch clause tomorrow night on 205 Live.  But that is tomorrow, tonight it’s about familia.  Team Kalisto come out, and Kalisto says they all get in the ring with Enzo.  So this won’t be about Team Kalisto, this is about Team Lucha, and we get all of them including Charly to chant Lucha.

Tonight:  10-Man Cruiserweight Title Match

Tonight:  Kurt Angle Chooses His 5-Man Team For Survivor Series

Next:  triple Threat Match To Determine Team Captain of Woman’s Survivor Series Match

Match Number 5:  Sasha Banks Vs Alicia Fox Vs Bayley in a Triple Threat Match

They did the unthinkable here, and had Foxy pin Bayley after ramming Bayley’s head into Sasha’s head, and pins Bayley.  So Alicia Fox is now the team captain for Team Raw.

Winner, and Team Captain For Women’s Match At Survivor Series:  Alicia Fox, by pinfall

Match Number 6:  Enzo Amore (Cruiserweight Champ), Drew Gulak, Tony Nese, Noam Dur, and Ariya Daivari Vs Kalisto, Cedric Alexander, Rich Swann, Musafa Ali, and Gran Metallik in a 10-man tag team match

Team Lucha Lucha picks up the win when Kaliston hits Salina Del Sol, pinning Enzo, after everyone took to the outside.  Tomorrow night on 205 Live, it will be Kalisto Vs Enzo Amore, for the Cruiserweight Title.

Winners:  Team Lucha Lucha, by pinfall

Next:  Kurt Angle

In-Ring Promo:  Kurt Angle

Kurt is about to announce the 5 men on Team Raw, but Shane McMahon comes out.  He comes out with Team Smackdown, coming down through the crowd.

Under seize Shane says to Kurt.  Kurt leaves the ring, and comes back with Team Raw.  Shane tells them to go get them.  Team Smackdown takes out Titus and Apollo.  More Raw superstars come, but Team Blue lay them all out.  Gable went after Jason Jordan.  Now the women are fighting here,

We get back to Shane who approves this, but Rollins and Ambrose have chairs.  They have Kurt, and sees everything that is going on, and bring him back onto the stage.  Shane wants Kurt to be in this ring.  At Survivor Series, I want you to bring your Gold Medal, and your superstars if what is left, and we will continue this.  It’s true, it’s damn true.  Team Smackdown has the upper hand right now.  The show ends here.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

The beginning of this show was hot, the 6-man tag was fantastic, and even Kane showing up was good too.  But then it went down hill, until the end.  What you did was you made Kurt angry, and you don’t want to make him angry.  The show could have been better, but now the Road to Survivor Series has begun.  What were your thoughts on the show?  Send them to me.

WWE Raw Quick Match Results:

**Rollins and Ambrose (C) and AJ Styles def The Bar and The Miz (C), by pinfall

**Kane def Finn Balor, by pinfall

**Asuka def Emma, by submission

**Jason Jordan def Elias, by DQ

**Alicia Fox def Sasha Banks and Bayley in a Triple Threat Match to Determine Team Captain of Team Raw

**Team Lucha Lucha def Team EnZone, by pinfall

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