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WWE Monday Night Raw Live From Baltimore, Maryland

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Commentators:  Michael Cole, Booker T, and Corey Graves

If you missed last week’s Monday Night Raw, click here WWE Monday Night Raw 10/23/17 Live Results (Smackdown Live Vs Raw)

Last Monday:  Raw Under Siege

In-Ring Promo:  Kurt Angle

The entire Raw locker room is on hand for Kurt’s big announcement.  Normally, Kurt comes out with a big smile on his face, but tonight is different.  Last week Shane McMahon took what was friendly competition too far, and Kurt apologizes to the Raw locker room.  He took Shane’s close friendship for granted, and he put the roster in harm’s way, and that will never happen again.  At Survivor Series, and here comes Stephanie McMahon.

 

Kurt, she can’t let Kurt start the show off like this, apologizing, so this is how you do it, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WELCOME TO MONDAY NIGHT RAW.  WWE.com made the announcement that Monday, January 22nd, WWE will celebrate 25 years of Monday Night Raw.  And as her father, Vincent Kennedy McMahon said this is only the beginning.  And when her father hired Kurt to be General Manager, she was all for it.  Even despite the illigetimate son, that truly worked wonders.  Or how Braun Strowman wound up being in a trash compactor, and he joined The Shield for one night only.  But last week, he truly let her down, when her brother Shane came down, and used that friendship to use things against Raw.  Shane has an ego, he tried to defend his family’s honor at Hell in a Cell, and lost.  So now he goes after her show.  Kurt, it takes 20 years to build your legacy, but it takes 20 seconds to crash, and Kurt did just that last week.  He talks about his 3 I’s?  Well, it seems like he has a 4th I, with incompetance.  But he can make it up to her, which is why Kurt will represent Team Raw, and serve as our captain, and he will lead straight to victory, and if he doesn’t, then he will be fired.  Oh it’s true, it’s damn true.

And just like that, Stephanie leaves, making her mark.

Tonight:  Seth Rollins Vs Kane

Tonight:  Finn Balor Vs Cesaro

Next:  Alicia Fox Vs Bayley

Backstage Segment:  Kurt Angle and Stephanie McMahon

Stephanie is about to leave, and warns Kurt she means everything she said, just ask Mick Foley.  Another limo shows up, and it’s The Miz.  He is fashionably late.  Did he miss anything?  Kurt is irate about Miz not being here last week, he is either a coward or selfish.  Miz will put his IC Title on the line tonight.  Against who?  Find out, in the ring.

Match Number 1:  Alicia Fox Vs Bayley

Alicia Fox comes out, she takes what Stephanie very seriously, so she doesn’t have time to have a match.  But she did find a suitable replacement….

Match Number 1:  Bayley Vs Nia Jax

Bayley tried, but Nia was just too powerful, she wins with the Leg Drop.

Winner:  Nia Jax, by pinfall

Alicia Fox just told Nia that she is her first pick for Team Raw.

In-Ring Return:  Samoa Joe

Joe is back since Summerslam, and he is ready for a fight.

In-Ring Promo:  Samoa Joe

Judging by the response here, some people missed Joe, which is something he finds amusing since he didn’t miss any of us.  How many reached out to Joe, and showed some of us cared?  None, and he will use our disrespect towards Joe’s opponents, and he will make sure he is pretending it’s every single one of us.

Match Number 2:  Samoa Joe Vs Apollo Crews

Crews tries, but Joe dominates, and wins with the Coquina Clutch.

Winner:  Samoa Joe, by submission

Titus steps up on Joe, Samoa Joe backs up, then when Titus has his back, Coquina Clutch on Titus, until he decides to let go.

January 25th:  Monday Night Raw Celebrates 25 years

Scheduled To Appear:  HBK, Kevin Nash, and The Undertaker

Next:  Intercontinental Championship

Match Number 3:  The Miz (IC Champ) Vs Matt Hardy for the Intercontinental Championship

This was another good match by The Miz.  Matt Hardy had the match won with Twist of Fate, but The Miz had enough ring presence to get out of the ring, he flung the ropes, and nails a Skull Crushing Finale to retain his title.  On a side note, Bo Dallas returns tonight.  This is a night of returns.

Winner, and STILL IC Champion:  The Miz, by pinfall

Earlier Tonight:  Stephanie McMahon Returns

Backstage Segment:  Kurt Angle and Alexa Bliss

She congratulates Kurt on being Team Captain.  She tells Kurt Stephanie won’t fire Kurt.  But if she does, she is here to help.  Like she can fire Mickie James, cut the dead weight.  Kurt is upset by this, and reminds Alexa Mickie stood up to Raw last week, while Alexa did not.  So tonight, in our main event it will be Mickie James Vs Alexa Bliss, for the Raw Women’s Championship.

Next:  Asuka in Action

Match Number 4:  Asuka Vs Stacie Cullen

This is the way Asuka should be starting her Raw career, squash unknown talent, to show off her awesome abilities.  She makes quick work of Stacie Cullen, making her tap out to Asuka Lock.

Winner:  Asuka, by submission

 

Backstage Segment:  Kurt Angle

Kurt is in high alert, and he sees Daniel Bryan.

Backstage Segment:  Kurt Angle and Daniel Bryan

Daniel isn’t here to start trouble, not even Shane knows he is here.  Kurt doesn’t believe him, and Daniel gets it.  He didn’t even know Shane was going to do that, Kurt tells Daniel to send Shane a message, he is bringing his gold medals, and he is bringing his Raw roster, to take out Smackdown.  It’s true, it’s damn true.

Video:  Brock Lesnar Vs Jinder Mahal

Survivor Series:  Brock Lesnar Vs Jinder Mahal, Champion Vs Champion

Backstage Segment:  Daniel Bryan

The lights go out, and we go to a break.

We come back, and Daniel is still in the dark.  I think he is talking to Brie, someone grabs him by the throat, it’s Kane.  He chokeslams him through a table.

Match Number 5:  Finn Balor Vs Cesaro

Balor made a statement tonight to be a part of Team Raw.  He defeated Cesaro, despite constant interference by Sheamus, and pins Cesaro with Coup De Grace, pinning Cesaro, then here comes Kane.  Balor went after Kane, but Kane nails a Tombstone Piledriver on the ramp.

Winner:  Finn Balor, by pinfall

Match Number 6:  Kane Vs Seth Rollins (Raw Tag Team Champ)

Kane is being booked as a monster here again.  During the middle of the match, Cesaro and Sheamus came down to take out Dean Ambrose.  This distracted Seth for a moment, and Seth took down both men.  But Seth tries to take out Kane, and is met with a Chokeslam, and he pins Seth for the win.  After the match, Dean tires to help his partner, nails Kane with Dirty Deeds, but Kane is not effected by this, and nails Tombstone Piledrivers on them both.

Winner:  Kane, by pinfall

Backstage Segment:  Daniel Bryan

Daniel is being wheeled out by a gurney.

There is so much tension going on, after what we saw last week.  Extra security all over the arena.

Earlier Tonight:  Stephanie McMahon Returns

If Kurt doesn’t lead Team Raw to victory at Survivor Series, he will be fired.

Tonight:  Raw Women’s Championship

Backstage Segment:  The Miztourage

They are here to celebrate their victory, and someone leaves a garbage bag in Miz’s locker room.  It’s Braun Strowman, he is back.  Bo Dallas assures The Miz they are here protecting him tonight.  Now he is very worried.

Next:  Trick Or Streetfight Match

Backstage Segment:  The Miz and Kane

The Miz catches up with Kane, he tells Kane he received a bag of garbage,  Is Braun Strowman back?  If he is, he knows where to find me.  Miz knew they were on the same team.  Team?  Miz is on his own.

Video:  WWE TLC

Match Number 7:  Heath Slater and Rhyno Vs Gallows and Anderson in a Trick or Treat Street Fight

Okay, this was a mess, Anderson wanted to use a pumpkin, and Gallows somehow got it on backwards, so Rhyno nails a Spinebuster on Anderson through a table.

Winners:  Slater and Rhyno, by pinfall

Next:  Elias

Backstage Segment:  The Miz and The Bar

Miz is irate Strowman might be back, Miz needs to calm down, no way can Strowman be back after one week after what they did to him.  So just relax.  This calms down Miz, and he is glad he has teammates standing by his side.  There is no team, Miz is on his own.

In-Ring Concert:  Elias

Hello, I am Elias.  And I am the last burden of proof in this world, and I have one question for you tonight.  Who wants to walk with Elias?  After what he did to Jason Jordan last week, he won’t interrupt his performance tonight.  He is at home licking his wounds, the only other person in worse shape than him is Joe Flacco.  So he will give us The Ballad of Jason Jordan.  This is awesome video of Elias nailing Jordan with his guitar, and this brings out Jason Jordan.  He goes right after Elias, but Elias misses the swing, and Jason gets the upper hand here.  Jason now has Elias’ guitar, thinks about smashing it, doesn’t….but then he does.  Okay, segment is over.

Backstage Segment:  The Miz and Kurt Angle

Miz is leaving, but gets stopped by Kurt Angle.  Kurt is ordering the three of them to stay at the end of the show, or else.

Tonight:  Raw Women’s Championship

In-Ring Segment:  Enzo Amore

Enzo has his voice back, so you know who he is?  Drew Gulka is already in the ring, telling us his name is Drew Gulak.  Drew is describing Kurt Angle’s 3 I’s, but Stephanie McMahon wants to talk about a 4th I.  Enzo agrees, because it seems our esteemed colleague is handing out title shots like it’s candy.  But Kalisto is incompetant, and he doesn’t deserve any more title shots.

Match Number 8:  Kalisto Vs Drew Gulak

Salina Del Sol, the match is done, and Enzo attacks Kalisto from behind.  He shows Kalisto he isn’t even in the same league.

Winner:  Kalisto, by pinfall

Next:  Raw Women’s Championship

Backstage Segment:  The Miztourage

Miz wants out of this building, they are leaving as soon as this match is over.

Match Number 9:  Alexa Bliss (Raw Women’s Champ) Vs Mickie James, for the Raw Women’s Championship

 

WWE Raw Quick Match Results:

**Nia Jax def Bayley, by pinfall

**Samoa Joe def Apollo Crews, by submission

**The Miz (C) def Matt Hardy to retain IC Title, by pinfall

**Asuka def Stacie Cullen, by submission

**Finn Balor def Cesaro, by pinfall

**Kane def Seth Rollins (C), by pinfall

**Heath Slater and Rhyno def Anderson and Gallows, by pinfall