Welcome to Ringside News’ live results coverage of WWE RAW. Survivor Series is less than two weeks away, and the build continues tonight!
A second chance qualifier for the RAW men’s team will take place this evening, featuring Jeff Hardy, Riddle and Elias. The winner will earn the last spot on Team RAW, alongside AJ Styles, Keith Lee, Sheamus and Braun Strowman.
Drew McIntyre will also be a guest on A Moment of Bliss. This particular segment will also feature “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt, who will deliver his own message to McIntyre on behalf of Alexa Bliss.
All this and more on an action-packed edition of RAW!
The Miz and John Morrison open the show with Miz TV. Their guests are The New Day, who will team with Drew McIntyre to take on The Miz, Morrison and Randy Orton in a six-man tag match tonight.
The Miz says “big things” are happening tonight. He hypes up Miz and Mrs, as well as the tag match. Before Miz can welcome The New Day, Orton interrupts and takes the mic.
Orton isn’t pleased that he’s been put in a match tonight, because there’s a chance for Miz to cash in his Money in the Bank. He thinks Miz used his sway with the USA Network to make the match. Orton also throws shots at Morrison, telling him he “packed his bags and left for the minor leagues.” Orton then turns his back and dares Miz to take the WWE title, dropping it on the ground in frustration.
Miz tells Orton to stop making everything about him. He says that if Miz and Morrison beat The New Day tonight, they may be in line for a tag team title shot.
The New Day then interrupt. They joke that they’re just here to be entertained by Miz, Morrison and Orton’s bickering. Orton has had enough and RKO’s Kofi. Things have totally broken down as Drew McIntyre enters. The Miz hits Drew with his briefcase and then Drew gets thrown to Orton, who lands an RKO. Miz, Morrison and Orton leave the ring together right after. End of segment, commercial break.
Back live, Elias is in the ring. He says he was jolted awake this week by a premonition, which saw him beat Riddle and Jeff Hardy to earn a spot on Team RAW. He says he needs to win this match, because things haven’t gone all that well over the last few weeks.
Elias is dedicating his win tonight to all of his fans around the world who “understand his greatness.” He gets ready to sing, but before starting, braces for someone to interrupt. It doesn’t happen, so he starts his song. Not even four seconds later, Jeff Hardy interrupts for his entrance. Riddle then enters.
Elias vs Jeff Hardy vs Riddle (winner earns a spot on Team RAW for Survivor Series)
Huge brawl to start. Everyone attempts roll-ups, with no luck. Riddle takes Hardy to the outside, but Elias gets the upper hand with a low drop kick through the ropes. He then throws Hardy into the post and Riddle in the barricade. It’s all Elias right now, who continues to slam his opponents into the barricade in a fit of rage as we head to commercial.
Back live, Elias is still holding court, this time in the ring. He lands a knife edge chop on Riddle and a back elbow off an Irish whip for a near fall.
Hardy takes momentum with a jaw breaker to Elias. He tees off on the musician with a downstairs drop kick and also hits Riddle with a big back body drop. Hardy attempts a twist of fate, but it’s reversed into drift away. Riddle gets back in the ring to break up the count.
Riddle takes control on Elias with a superman punch and a suplex. He goes for the Bro Derek on Hardy, but it’s reversed into poetry in motion onto Elias.
Riddle and Hardy are slugging it out. Riddle goes for an overhead kick but Hardy reverses. He attempts a twist of fate, but Elias lands a leaping knee strike on Hardy, sending him to the outside. Riddle and Elias trade shots, but Riddle gets the upper hand and hits the Bro Derek for the win.
Winner and a part of Team RAW: Riddle
Backstage, AJ Styles and Adam Pearce have made some kind of deal. He’s then asked about Riddle being a part of Team RAW. Styles is happy, saying Riddle is the piece that has been missing.
Sheamus interrupts and he’s not happy. He says Riddle is an “obnoxious punk.” He has no problem kicking Riddle’s head off his shoulders. Styles says that’s not the right attitude, and suggests that he and Sheamus round the team up.
Sheamus is then asked how Styles is doing as captain. He says Styles isn’t his captain, Braun Strowman enters and repeats the same line. There’s dissension! Commercial break.
Back live we get a promo from RETRIBUTION’S Mustafa Ali. He faces Ricochet tonight. Ali says Ricochet is a good , honourable man who made a conscious decision to stand alone when he turned down The Hurt Business’ offer.
Ali says that Ricochet is brave, but is still “a damn fool,” as one man can’t change everything. Mia Yim (Reckoning) then says it’s easy to feel alone when you’re misguided. Ali says no mercy was shown to RETRIBUTION, and thus no mercy will be shown to Ricochet. They will not rest until Ricochet is shut down.
To the back with 24/7 champ Drew Gulak. He wants to be a part of The Hurt Business. MVP says he appreciates the interest, but the group isn’t accepting applications. Lashley then rips off Gulak’s clip-on tie and THB beat down Gulak, R-Truth then enters and pins Gulak to win back the 24/7 title.
To the ring with Lana. We get a quick recap of Nia Jax’s torment of her, which has included close to two months of samoan drops through the announce desk. Lana faces Shayna Baszler after the break.
Back live we get a video package for Veterans Day, which is this Wednesday.
Baszler enters for her match with Lana.
Lana vs Shayna Baszler
Lana tries to get an upper hand on Shayna at the bel but it doesn’t work. Shayna hits a running knee in the corner and follows up with strikes. Lana tries to fight back, but it’s not working,
Shayna stomps on Lana’s hand and goes for another running knee, but Lana ducks. She attempts a high kick herself but misses. Shayna lands a gut wrench and then taps out to the kirifuda clutch.
Winner: Shayna Baszler
Post-match Nia sets Lana up for another samoan drop through the announce table, but Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke intervene. Commercial break.
Back live with Lana, Mandy and Dana. Lana thanks the pair for saving her, but they’re not impressed, considering she cost them the tag titles last week. They ask her to stay out their way going forward.
RAW men’s team meeting
AJ Styles is out first for a meeting with the rest of Team RAW, who are spiralling out of control.
Styles introduces the rest of the team, who make their way to the ring, starting with Keith Lee.
Styles starts by apologizing for last week. He says the team was just missing a piece, and it’s been filled by Riddle. Lee interrupts. He says he owes Styles a receipt for hitting him last week. Sheamus then chimes in, reminding Lee that he attacked him. Lee hopes he remembers, in case Sheamus tries to cross him again.
Braun says Sheamus needs to be quiet, because he’s a sore loser. Riddle tells the group to chill. He wants to give everyone sick code names. Styles is skipper, Braun is mongoose, Lee is Bro Lee, and Sheamus is fire face.
Sheamus is not happy with the ginger joke. Riddle says the nickname is because when Sheamus gets angry, his face turns really red, just like right now. Sheamus asks what Riddle’s nickname is, suggesting dopey. Riddle laughs and says that’s correct.
Styles tells the team to focus. He puts over SmackDown’s team, hyping up Jey Uso, Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens and King Corbin. He tells the group that they need to work together as “the best of the best.”
Styles tries to say that he’s captain again, and no one is having it. Styles has resorted to plan B, which he went over with Pearce earlier. It’ll be Sheamus and Braun Strowman against Riddle and Keith Lee, with Styles as the guest ref. The reason for the match, according to Styles, is so that everyone can gain respect for each other. That match is after the break.
Sheamus & Braun Strowman vs Keith Lee & Riddle
Back live, Sheamus and Lee start the match. Lee grabs control with his fists. He takes Sheamus to the corner and tags in Riddle. Sheamus over powers him and tags in Braun Strowman, who lands a shoulder tackle in the corner followed by a strong Irish whip into the turnbuckle, which takes Riddle down.
Braun tags Sheamus back in. Vicious upper cut from Sheamus followed by a knee to the throat into the middle rope. Riddle battles back with chops. He grabs Sheamus, but Styles calls for a rope break and Sheamus takes advantage with a knee strike.
Styles and Sheamus bicker, which gives Riddle the chance to take momentum with slaps and a gut wrench suplex. Incidental contact from Riddle to AJ on a running knee. Sheamus gets a roll-up, but Styles is unable to count.
Sheamus bickers with Styles, who is hit by accident by Riddle again. Sheamus throws Riddle out of the ring, but Lee then takes out Sheamus. Strowman and Lee charge at each other, as everyone is down. Neither man can gain the upper hand however, as Jordan Omogbehin, Styles’ bodyguard heads to the apron. Commercial break.
Back live, Omogbehin has returned to the outside. Riddle and Sheamus are fighting in the ring. Sheamus hits an Irish curse back breaker and tags in Strowman, who lands a senton.
Strowman with a massive suplex to Riddle, but he then misses and goes shoulder first into the post. Lee is tagged in.
Lee blasts Strowman and Sheamus, who are in opposite corners. He then throws Sheamus into Strowman and power bombs Riddle onto Sheamus for a near fall.
Lee goes to pick up Strowman, but he reverses into a back body drop and tags in Sheamus, who hits a running knee and a brogue kick to Lee. Riddle is tagged in, and hits a suplex on Sheamus for a near fall.
He hits a knee on Sheamus, but Strowman then runs interference, allowing Sheamus to re-take momentum. He goes for a brogue kick, but Strowman tags himself in and lands a beal to Riddle. Sheamus tags himself back in, which leads to bickering between him and Strowman, as Strowman had Riddle up for a power slam.
A pissed off Sheamus hits Strowman with a running knee. Riddle capitalizes and rolls up Sheamus for the victory.
Winners: Keith Lee and Riddle
To the back, where Nikki Cross is with Alexa Bliss. Bliss says it feels like she hasn’t seen Cross in forever, despite seeing her last week. Cross wants to talk to Bliss about what’s going on with her and Bray Wyatt. She says what’s happening to Bliss is her fault, due to their falling out. She apologizes for not being there for her, but she’s here now.
Cross tells Bliss that “The Fiend” is pure evil and that Bliss needs to make a choice. Bliss laughs, blows some paper flowers at Cross and says she chooses “him.”
Bobby Lashley is making his way to the ring now with MVP. The pair have a message for Lashley’s Survivor Series opponent Sami Zayn after the break. It’s also announced that the Hurt Business will challenge for the tag titles next week. Commercial.
MVP says The Hurt Business is going to wreck Woods and Kofi next week, while Lashley will turn Zayn into a rag doll. Lashley says he didn’t hear Zayn running his mouth on SmackDown last week, which is a good thing. The only question is whether or not Lashley will let Zayn leave Survivor Series on his own two feet.
Titus O’Neil interrupts. He reminds the pair that they disrespected him two weeks ago in his proposal to join The Hurt Business. MVP gives Titus an opportunity to walk away, but he refuses. He turns to Lashley and asks what the sense of having the US title is if he doesn’t defend it.
Lashley responds, saying that he has no respect for Titus. He gives him a title shot, saying it will be his first and last opportunity at the gold.
Bobby Lashley vs Titus O’Neil for the US title
MVP reminds Titus that the match will take place above the ring, not beneath it, as the match starts. Titus drops bombs on Lashley right away. Heavy body shots from Titus, who sends Lashley into the ropes. The champ is unfazed, hitting Titus with a spear and then the hurt lock for the submission win.
Winner and still champ: Bobby Lashley
Backstage with Sheamus and Drew. Sheamus is upset that Drew won’t be the fifth man for their team. He says he despises his Team RAW counterparts just about as much as he despises Drew’s tag partners tonight, The New Day.
Drew tries to ease the tension with a New Day clap. The pair then reminisce about their old days as a tag team. Drew says that when he wins back the WWE Championship, the pair will celebrate with many drinks.
Back to the ring, where Asuka is set to face off against Nia Jax after the break.
Backstage, Nia is asked why she requested a match against Asuka. She says she wanted a reminder about who runs things. Shayna interrupts and says she’s the top cheese. Nia chimes back in, reminding Shayna that she’s the captain for Team RAW, and that she’s coming for the RAW Women’s Title after Survivor Series. Nia then enters the ring.
Asuka vs Nia Jax
Jax over powers Asuka to start, but Asuka takes momentum with low kicks and then transitions into an octopus stretch, followed by an arm bar and a triangle.
Jax gets to the bottom rope, breaking the submission. Asuka keeps the triangle choke locked in though, and she pays for it, as Jax uses her power to slam her opponent into the barricade on the outside. Commercial break.
Back live, Asuka goes for a front guillotine. Jax reverses into a suplex for a near fall. The rest of Team RAW is now at ringside.
A reckless Jax throws Asuka into the opposite corner and goes for an arrogant cover, which Asuka kicks out of. Jax picks up Asuka, but she reverses into a head scissors and a cover for a near fall.
Spinning back fist from Asuka and a hip attack for a two. Two kicks from Asuka, but a third is caught and reversed into a power bomb. Jax goes for a lazy cover, but Asuka reverses into another submission.
Lana then hops onto the apron, but gets caught in the kirifuda clutch. In the meantime, Asuka locks in the Asuka lock, but Shayna Baszler breaks it up, resulting in a DQ.
Winner by DQ: Asuka
A big brawl breaks out post-match, leading to Lana being attacked two-on-one by Baszler and Jax. Jax picks up Lana and hits her with a samoan drop through the announce desk for an eighth week in a row.
Jax tells Lana that she doesn’t belong on Team RAW, and will drag the team down. She tells her to quit and leaves.
We get a quick video recap of the opening segment,
Backstage, R-Truth is interviewed about his seven-way 24/7 title match, which is next. He thinks he’s going to a seven camera magazine shoot and is disturbed by the news. “You can’t hit a man with a clip-on tie,” he says in a perplexed state as his music hits. Commercial break.
Back live with Angel Garza. “I’ve been known to wear my heart on my sleeve, but in the ring, I’m cold-hearted. He says he’s fighting for all the women out there, and he wants to “give you all the world.” He takes out a rose and says it goes out to all the women out there.
R-Truth vs Akira Tozawa vs Drew Gulak vs Lince Dorado vs Tucker vs Gran Metalik vs Erik for the 24/7 title
Tozawa rolls up Truth to win the title. Erik then rolls up Tozawa to win. Gulak rolls up Tozawa, Tucker rolls up Gulak, Gulak rolls up Tucker and then Tucker rolls up Gulak again. He celebrates with the title but gets hit with the lie detector from Truth.
Truth grabs Gulak, who reverses. Erik takes advantage with a knee to Truth. It’s complete chaos in the ring. Gran Metalik hits a big splash to win the title from Tucker, but Dorado rolls up Metalik.
Truth then hits an attitude adjustment on Metalik and runs away with the belt. Total bedlam.
There’s a video package of RETRIBUTION beating down Ricochet from last week. He faces Ali after the break.
Back live as Ricochet enters.
Mustafa Ali vs Ricochet
Ali says “join me, I can save you,” as the match starts. Ricochet with a big elbow, asking what’s going on with Ali. He gets a near fall.
Ali takes momentum after sending Ricochet face-first into the bottom turnbuckle. Stiff right hand and a clothesline follow as Ali gets a near fall. Suplex and another two count for Ali.
Headlock by Ali as he continues to dominate. Ricochet sends Ali off the ropes, but he re-takes momentum with a kick to the face. Ali off the ropes, but Ricochet reverses with a back body drop.
Both men to the apron on the outside. Ricochet lands a head scissors as Ali falls back-first on the outside.
RETRIBUTION swarms Ricochet as we head to commercial.
Back live, Ali has Ricochet in a headlock. Neckbreaker follows for a near fall. Ali tells Ricochet that he needs RETRIBUTION. Another pin attempt for a near fall following a kick to the back of the neck.
Ricochet throws Ali into the turnbuckle and lands a dragon suplex. A flurry of punches and a clothesline now. He goes for a kick but Ali shuts that down. Ali goes for a DDT, but Ricochet reverses into a suplex followed by a deadlift brain buster for a two.
Ricochet puts Ali on the top turnbuckle and heads up top as well. Ali with a shot to Ricochet’s eye which leads to a top rope back stabber for a near fall. Crazy spot!
Ali continues to tell Ricochet that he’s trying to help him, as he slaps him in the face. Ricochet responds with an elbow to the face and a reverse rana. He then wipes out RETRIBUTION from the top rope with a spinning neuralizer, and goes for a phoenix splash, which misses. Ali locks in a short arm scissors submission and gets the victory. Tremendous match, the best of the night by far.
Winner: Mustafa Ali
Backstage, Adam Pearce tells Randy Orton that he’ll be defending the WWE Championship against Drew McIntyre next week. Orton isn’t pleased whatsoever and chokes out Pearce, telling the Pearce and company that they can go to hell.
Orton then enters for the six man tag, which is after the commercial break.
Back live, Miz and Morrison enter, followed by The New Day and McIntyre.
Randy Orton, The Miz & John Morrison vs The New Day & Drew McIntyre
Morrison and Drew start. Morrison gets clocked right away and is then thrown into the face’s corner. Drew with some fierce chops as Woods is tagged in. He lands chops as well.
Both men off the ropes. They dodge each other, but Woods gets the upper hand with an elbow.
Miz and Kofi are tagged in. Kofi lands a drop kick as Miz heads to his corner. He wants to tag Orton, who Orton isn’t having it. Morrison gets the tag instead, as Kofi hits a head scissors and a cave in.
The New Day double team Morrison and land tandem dives over the top rope on Miz and Morrison as the heels beg Orton to get involved in the match. He clearly wants to save his energy for next week. Commercial break.
Back live, Woods lands a drop kick on Miz. The story here is Orton however, who still hasn’t tagged in.
Morrison slams Woods’ head into the top rope, and Miz takes advantage with a double team on the apron. Morrison tags in and drops a flurry of punches on a downed Woods.
Morrison with a deep head lock on Woods. He gets out of it, but still can’t make a tag as Morrison lands a samoan drop and tags in Miz, who quickly offers his hand to Orton. Once again, the WWE Champion refuses to tag in, as he drops down off the apron.
Morrison is tagged back in. He continues to work over Woods and quickly tags Miz back in. Miz lands It kicks in the corner and goes for a running clothesline, but Woods reverses into a clothesline of his own. He tags in Drew, who runs wild on Morrison — who was also tagged in — and Miz with suplexes.
Leaping neck breaker by Drew to Morrison as Orton looks on. Drew with a future shocker DDT to Morrison. He tells Orton not to be a “bitch” and begs him to tag in.
Orton goes back to the apron, and makes a motion to tag Morrison, but at the last second he backs away and leaves ringside. In the meantime, Morrison tries a roll-up on Drew, but only gets a two. The New Day are taken out by Miz and Morrison. Morrison goes for a kick, but is hit with a Glasgow kiss and claymore for the three.
Winners: Drew McIntyre and The New Day
There was no Moment of Bliss segment tonight, Must’ve been axed last second.