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WWE Monday Night Raw Live From Indianapolis, Indiana

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Commentators:  Michael Cole, Booker T, and Corey Graves

If you missed last night’s Hell in a Cell PPV, click here WWE Hell In A Cell Live Results 10/8/17 (Shane Vs Owens)

Last Week:  The Miz Vs Roman Reigns

In-Ring Promo:  Miz TV

Welcome to the most must-see talk show in WWE, welcome to Miz TV.  And welcome to the most anticipated awards show sequel in history of WWE, welcome to The Mizzies Part 2.  Last week will be remembered in WWE history when The Miz went from The A-Lister to THE GUY.  And he isn’t just going to take all of the credit, he is not that guy.  The Miztourage are family, and when you have family, you stick by them.  So, the winner of Most Preseverence is Curtis Axel.  The crowd chants Curtis deserves it, and he dedicates this Mizzie to Bo Dallas, this is for you Bo.  Bo, we are thinking of you, get better as soon as you can, and the fans are right, he does deserve it.

Now for the next award going to The Best Supporting Actor, he dubs it “The Destruction of Roman Reigns”, and lightning strikes twice, for the second time, we have a tie.  The winners are Sheamus and Cesaro.  Sheamus thanks The Miz for this, and he said last week, they proved The Bar can go anywhere, and now Sheamus wants to thank Roman Reigns.  On the ground, grasping for your last breath, Sheamus just wanted to beat him down some more.  Cesaro would like to thank Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose.  Without them knocking his teeth out of his jaw, they wouldn’t have had another reason to beat you up, but they are here to say they don’t just set the bar…they are The Bar.

Miz talks about the rumors of The Shield getting back together, and let’s face it, back in their day The Shield revolutionized the business, but they are way past their prime.  And now they have done something Brock Lesnar, Braun Strowman, and John Cena could not do, they eliminated Roman Reigns, and that brings him to his final award….The Guy award goes to….The Miz.

And The Miz wants to dedicate this to his unborn child, and for any other children out there…..

And here comes Roman Reigns.

Look at who it is the quote, unquote The Big Dog with his tail between his legs.  Roman tells The Miz to shut your mouth, you have 5 seconds to get out of his ring.  The Miz tells Roman he is all bark, and no action.  If you see there are 4 of us, and just one of you, so maybe….the crowd loves this.  So go back in the locker room and get Seth and Dean, because the rumors of The Shield reuniting are just like you….nothing but hype.

Rumors?  Who said anything about rumors?  And here comes Dean, and here comes Seth, and we have ourselves a fight.

We get a surround the ring routine, and the fight starts up.  All 3 take care of The Bar and Curtis, which brings us just one person.  The Miz tries to run away, but is caught by Rollins and Ambrose, and we get Dirty Deeds, and a Triple Powerbomb.  THE SHIELD ARE BACK TOGETHER!!  THE HOUNDS OF JUSTICE HAVE BEEN UNLEASHED!!  The fists are back, what a great way to start the show.

Tonight:  Who Is Sister Abigail?

Match Number 1:  Jason Jordan Vs Karl Anderson


Luke Gallows tried to interfere, but Jason used his brute strength to defeat Karl with his Rolling Neckbreaker.  Jason showed very well in this match.

Winner:  Jason Jordan, by pinfall

Next:  Elias

Backstage Segment:  The Miz and Kurt Angle

Kurt checks on The Miz backstage to see how he is doing.  Nothing is broken, so The Miz gets what he wants, the spotlight.  So at TLC, it will be The Miz and The Bar Vs The Shield in a TLC match.  You will reward them for what they did?  It’s true, it’s damn true.

In-Ring Concert:  Elias

He has a song about Apollo Crews, nobody cares about him.  So shut your mouths, because Elias has a song to sing.  We hear Titus O’ Neil interrupt, playing a banjo.  He has a question for us tonight, who wants to walk with Titus Worldwide?  Titus has a song for Elias.  Elias, tonight on Monday Night Raw, you about to lose….right here in Indianapolis, by the name of… the name….by the name….of a man named Apollo Crews.

Match Number 2:  Elias Vs Apollo Crews

The streak continues, pinning Apollo with a Drift Away.

Winner:  Elias

Next:  Enzo Amore

In-Ring Promo:  Enzo Amore

How ya doin’?  He’s doing pretty good, how ya doin’?  But now he wants to talk about “Sexy Kurt”, he is referring to the Raw General Manager.  A week ago, they were doing good.  Kurt and Enzo had a contract written out where any Cruiserweight Wrestler put their hands on Enzo, they would be fired.  But last week, Kalisto was signed, and he touched him, so what happens?  He was rewarded for it with a Cruiserweight Title match at TLC.  So Kurt has some ‘splaining to do, and here comes Kurt.

Thank you, how do you just thank them when they say you suck?  Well, you have been sucking on this cash cow lately.  But he has a question, he hands out a crinkled piece of paper, asking Kurt if that is his John Hancock?  It is, and it does say if a Cruiserweight touches him, they are fired?  Yup, so how does Kalisto come out last week, put his hands on Enzo and is rewarded a Cruiserweight Title match?  Kurt tells us he just hired Kalisto after he signed that contract, so he isn’t a part of that.  You just hustled a hustler then?  You need to make this Cruiserweight Champion happy, and he isn’t happy.  Kurt tells him he won’t have to defend the title at TLC then, how ya doin’?  You will defend that title against Kalisto, tonight.  Enzo is beside himself, absolutely speechless.  Okay, he will do it, but only if the title match is the main event tonight.  They shake hands and Enzo is happy about this.  But Kurt reminds him tonight, he will wave that No Contact Rules, because Enzo will compete in a Lumberjack Match.

Tonight:  Is Sister Abigail Alive?

Earlier Tonight:  The Shield Reunited

TLC:  The Shield Vs The Miz and The Bar in a TLC Match

Next:  Braun Strowman In Action

Match Number 3:  Braun Strowman Vs Matt Hardy

This was such a fun 4 minute squash, because when he had to, Braun sold well for Matt.  Hardy even swung a Twist of Fate, to get you thinking he had a shot.  Braun wins with his Running Powerslam, and he picks him up, about to leave.  But The Shield are there to protect Matt.  The stare down is brilliant too.  Braun starts to fight, but the numbers get the best of him.  Reigns nails a vicious spear, and the pack of The Shield take over.  TRIPLE POWERBOMB THROUGH THE ANNOUNCE TABLE!!!

Winner:  Braun Strowman, by pinfall


Moments Ago:  The Shield Take Out Braun

Backstage Interview:  The Shield

Charly wants a word, Seth tells her they are back, and are stronger than ever.  Dean says they will do what they do best, which is to destroy what is in our path, whether 3, 4, 5, or even 6.  Reigns tells her they are the 3 workhorses that own this business now.  And Rollins says you can believe that.

TLC:  The Shield Vs The Miz and The Bar

In-Ring Promo:  Mickie James

Ever since she has returned to Raw, she had this sense she did not belong.  Is it because of her country accent, is it or singing, or is it, her age?  Then she realizes it was one person, Alexa Bliss.  When she realized she can’t control this woman, Alexa would do anything to criticize her behind her back, not to her face, but to her back.  Last week, she hid from her bodyguard.  And when she was 1 second away from beating her, Alexa attacked her from behind.  So it’s time to put Little Miss Bliss in her place, so is she woman enough to step up?  It’s time to get your big girl pants on, because to Mickie, age is nothing but a number, and her favorite number is 7, because it represents Mickie becoming a 7-time Women’s Champion.  Alexa Bliss comes out, and she is sorry.  She has been thinking about this all week, and put together a Mickie James career retrospective.  Some of the younger fans may not know who Mickie James is, but she does.  So let’s take a look at the career of Mickie James.

This video is mocking Mickie’s age.

We come back and Alexa is laughing.  Isn’t it past your bedtime, Grandma?  Mickie, just go home, get some rest, play some shuffleboard, whatever old women do, because this video will end at TLC when Alexa runs circles around Mickie.  She will send the DVD, oh wait, VHS tape.  Mickie tells Alexa to bring her little biscuit butt in here, and say it louder to her.  Alexa starts to walk up, but this movie is as old as Mickie is.  The challenger goes right after the Women’s Champion, sends her to the ring, sets up The Mick Kick, but Alexa gets out of the ring.  At TLC, it will be Mickie Vs Alexa.

Tonight:  Cruiserweight Title Match in a Lumberjack Match

Coming to TLC:  Asuka

Backstage Segment:  Kurt Angle and The Women’s Division

Bayley and Sasha want to face Asuka at TLC.  Alicia Fox wants a shot, she has been here for 10 years and hasn’t had a T-Shirt.  Dana Brooke wants an opportunity, and Emma is here too to remind us she started the Women’s Revolution.  Kurt has an idea, Fatal 5-Way match, where the winner will face Asuka at TLC.

Match Number 4:  Cedrick Alexander and Mastafa Ali Vs THE Brian Kendrick and Jack Gallagher

This is a strange team here, Gallagher and Kendrick.  But they were victorious, with Kendrick pinning Ali with Sliced Bread Number 2.

Winners:  THE Brian Kendrick and Jack Gallagher, by pinfall

Next:  Is Sister Abigail Alive?

Earlier Tonight:  The Shield Reunited

Backstage Segment:  Kurt Angle and The Miz

The Miz shows up again, and he wants Dean Ambrose to stand by his words, he wants to add another partner, when Dean said they can take on 4.  The Miz found his partner, and he is right here….Braun Strowman

In-Ring Promo:  Finn Balor

This is Balor Club right here in Indianapolis.  Last week, Bray Wyatt introduced the world to Sister Abigail.  He doesn’t know what to say anymore, he is speechless.  Bray is like a poison, a virus who keeps mutating with more lies, and he doesn’t believe it.  He is desperate, he instills garbage.  Finn isn’t afraid of you, the fans are not afraid of you, “The Demon” isn’t afraid of you, so bring it all on, because at TLC…

Video:  Bray Wyatt

You may not be afraid of him Finn, but you will be afraid of her.  She spoke the truth, and people are afraid of her.  He was there when they took her away, and she chose him.  Now, you will be afraid, and we see a new vision on the screen…Sister Abigail.  You men are all the same, but not Bray.  He is special, she chose him.  Sweet, little Bray, look at what you did to him, and now you will pay.  She knows all about Demons, and she will crush him.  Finn can’t beat her, now run….RUN.  She laughs and is morphed right back into Bray.

Tonight:  Cruiserweight Title Match

Next:  Fatal 5-Way to Determine Who Faces Asuka at TLC

Match Number 5:  Bayley Vs Alicia Fox Vs Emma Vs Dana Brooke Vs Sasha Banks in a Fatal 5-Way Elimination Match To Determine Who Faces Asuka At TLC

Bayley rolls up Dana Brooke to eliminate her.  Alicia Fox eliminated Bayley with an axe kick, after Bayley and Sasha were fighting.  It’s down to 3 now.  Alicia Fox submits to The Bank Statement, it’s now down to Sasha and Emma, and Emma rolls up Sasha, just like that for the win.

Winner, and will now face Asuka at TLC:  Emma, by pinfall

Tonight:  Cruiserweight Title Match

Backstage Interview:  Finn Balor

Renee Young makes an appearance, she wants to hear Finn Balor’s thoughts about Bray Wyatt.  Last week when Bray said Sister Abigail is alive, he thought Bray had finally lost it.  But when he brought out Sister Abigail tonight, he felt that chill, he knows now what he finally has to do.

Earlier Tonight:  The Shield Reunites

TLC:  The Shield Vs The Miz, The Bar, and Braun Strowman in a TLC Match

Next Week:  Reigns Vs Strowman in a Steel Cage Match

Backstage Interview:  Kalisto

Charly Caruso tells Kalisto that his TLC comes early tonight, facing Enzo Amore for the Cruiserweight Title.  Kalisto says Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio inspired him to be a wrestler.  But then when Enzo Amore won the Cruiserweight Title he disrespect everything they had stood for.  So tonight, he must do what he has to do to prove he can be a Cruiserweight Champion.

Match Number 6:  Enzo Amore (WWE Crusiwerweight Champ) Vs Kalisto in a Lumberjack Match, for the Cruiserweight Title

This was a good match here, that saw the Lumberjacks get involved, and Mustafa Ali cost Enzo the win when he shoved Enzo, after Enzo nails a cheap shot on him, Kalisto nails Salina Del Sol and pins Enzo for the Cruiserweight Title.

Winner, and NEW Cruiserweight Champion:  Kalisto, by pinfall

The faces all celebrate with Kalisto to end the show here.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

This was a very loaded show, we see the reunion of The Shield at the same location of their debut, and break-up.  Here is another tidbit they haven’t mentioned is TLC was the first PPV The Shield first wrestled, as a team.  Just remarkable, and they certainly highlighted the show here.  We also saw the debut of Sister Abigail, who is more or less Bray Wyatt, but okay.  Kalisto wins the Cruiserweight Title, which I am sure Enzo will win it back at TLC.  But it was a fun show, and made it seem like it was a big show.  What were your thoughts on it?  Next week can be loaded too, with Reigns Vs Strowman, locked inside a steel cage.  Share me your thoughts here.

WWE Raw Quick Match Results:

**Jason Jordan def Karl Anderson, by pinfall

**Elias def Apollo Crews, by pinfall

**Braun Strowman def Matt Hardy, by pinfall

**THE Brian Kendrick and Jack Gallagher def Cedrick Alexander and Mustafa Ali, by pinfall

**Emma wins Fatal 5-Way Elimination Match

**Kalisto def Enzo Amore (C) to win Cruiserweight Title, by pinfall