WWE RAW Results
November 27, 2017
Commentary: Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Booker T
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video kicks off the show that recaps the feud between Braun Strowman and Kane. Last week, Kane attacked Strowman and drove a chair into his throat. Strowman refused all medical help and hasn’t been heard from since.
Roman Reigns talks about his championship victory
Roman Reigns, the new WWE Intercontinental Champion, makes his way to the ring to a good reception. Reigns defeated The Miz to win the title and become a Grand Slam Champion in WWE. Reigns stands in the ring, and the crowd is mixed on him. Reigns says last week was a big week for him. A lot of things happened – The Shield reunited, went to Survivor Series to beat the bricks off the boys from Smackdown, The New Day, and the next day on Monday Night RAW he got an opportunity. A light “You deserve it” chant picks up. Reigns thanks the fans that were chanting that because it feels good. Reigns cashed in on his opportunity and became Intercontinental Champion. The Miz didn’t like that and cried about it. Footage is shown from after RAW when The Shield attacked The Miz and gave him a Triple Powerbomb through the commentary table. Reigns says we won’t see The Miz for a while, but we will see a lot of the title. Miz says a lot of stupid stuff, but what he said that’s true is this championship is prestigious. As long as he has it, it’ll stay that way. He’s not like The Miz; he’s a fighting champion. This is his yard. To anyone in the back, if they want this, they just have to step up and take it.
The Miz’ music hits, and The Miztourage comes out without their leader. Bo Dallas is disgusted that Reigns is talking badly about The Miz. Curtis Axel, who is still wearing the neck brace, says the only thing worse than the pain in his neck is seeing Reigns with the title. They’re in no shape to avenge The Miz, but they have someone who is. Elias comes out and says he’ll perform later tonight. Tonight, he’s taking the Intercontinental Championship. Reigns says Elias wants to walk with the Big Dog. Reigns agrees to the match. Before they do, he wants him to look at Curtis Axel. Reigns hopes Elias can sing with a neck brace because he might just get one.
Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring and fist bumps Reigns on the ramp. Rollins will face Cesaro, next. Sheamus is on sabbatical in Ireland while Dean Ambrose is taking his honeymoon.
Paige, Mandy Rose, and Sonya Deville will take on Bayley, Sasha Banks, and Mickie James later tonight.
Last week on RAW, Dean Ambrose defeated Sheamus.
The bell rings, and Cesaro is still removing his entrance gear. They circle the ring before locking up. Rollins applies a waistlock, but Cesaro breaks the hold and wrenches the arm. Rollins twists out and applies a hammerlock. Cesaro twists out and applies a hammerlock of his own before wrenching the arm again. Cesaro talks trash to the crowd before Rollins twists out. Cesaro quickly takes him down and stomps away at him. Cesaro elbows him in the head before sending him to the ropes, but Rollins ducks an elbow and hits a running cross-body. Rollins punches him before putting him in the corner and stomping him down. Rollins chops the chest twice before Cesaro shoves him into the ropes. Cesaro kicks Rollins before giving him a front suplex onto the top rope. Rollins rolls out of the ring to catch his breath.
We come back from the break to see Cesaro applying an abdominal stretch. Rollins fights out and goes for a hip toss, but Cesaro doesn’t budge. Cesaro knees him in the midsection for a two count. Cesaro drives his knees into Rollins and waits for him to get up in the corner. Cesaro hits a shoulder thrust and puts him on the top rope. Cesaro goes for a gutwrench superplex, but Rollins holds the ropes and elbows him in the quadricep. Cesaro is knocked to the canvas. Rollins dives for a cross-body block, but Cesaro catches him and counters into a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a near fall. Unhappy with that result, Cesaro covers again for a near fall. Cesaro isn’t happy. Cesaro slams him down for another two count. Cesaro applies a bear hug, but Rollins quickly fights up and elbows him before going for a suplex. Rollins can’t get him up with the bad back, so Cesaro takes him down for a two count. Cesaro is frustrated with the referee’s count. Cesaro drops an elbow before head-butting him in the ribs. Cesaro sends him into the ropes for an abdominal stretch, but Rollins fights it and applies an abdominal stretch of his own. Cesaro quickly hip tosses out, but Rollins makes a comeback by booting him in the face. Rollins then hits a blockbuster, and both men are down.
Rollins punches and chops him before kicking him in the midsection. Cesaro quickly gives him a back body drop to the apron. Rollins sidesteps a shoulder and hits a slingshot leg drop to knock him out of the ring. Rollins then connects with a suicide dive.
Coming back from the break, we see Rollins connect with a falcon’s arrow for a near fall. During the commercial break, Cesaro picked up Rollins and sent him ribs-first into the ring post. Rollins goes for a roll-up, but Cesaro holds the ropes. Cesaro tries to send him to the corner, but Rollins stops himself when the referee gets in the way. Cesaro quickly pokes the eyes and executes an inside cradle for a near fall. Cesaro takes him down for a Cesaro Swing before transitioning into a Sharpshooter, a move in tribute to Cesaro’s former partner Tyson Kidd. Cesaro drags him to the center of the ring, but Rollins claws his way to the bottom rope to break the hold. Cesaro wildly punches away at Rollins before going for a Gotch Neutralizer. Rollins fights out with a back body drop and rolls through to superkick him for a near fall. Cesaro uppercuts him until Rollins counters into a backslide pin for a two count. Cesaro goes for a springboard, but Rollins superkicks him and hits a Ripcord Knee for the win.
Charly Caruso interviews Seth Rollins in the ring. She asks if the members of The Shield are going in different directions. Rollins says, “Hell no.” He’s only riding solo tonight because Dean Ambrose is on his honeymoon, though he ought to check on him since he hasn’t heard from him in a week. Reigns’ title reign isn’t going to hurt them. It’ll make The Shield closer. Ambrose will be back next week, as well as Sheamus from his weird Irish mohawk convention. It sounds about right for him and Ambrose to invoke their rematch clause. Next week, they’re going to burn The Bar down and prove The Shield is stronger than ever. Most importantly, they’ll all be champions. Rollins finishes by saying, “Believe that, Charles,” and walks off.
Roman Reigns will defend the WWE Intercontinental Championship against Elias, who accepted the open challenge.
On WWE 205 Live, the members of “The ‘Zo Train” attacked Enzo Amore’s detractors.
Kurt Angle is in his office with Cedric Alexander, Rich Swann, Akira Tozawa, and Mustafa Ali. Angle doesn’t even know what “The ‘Zo Train” is. They all want an opportunity. Angle says he’s let the Cruiserweight Division run out of control with everything that’s happened with Stephanie McMahon and Triple H. It’s time to decide who is facing Enzo Amore. Tonight we’ll have a Fatal 4-Way Match, as well as next week. The winners of those matches will face each other to determine who will face Enzo Amore for the Cruiserweight Championship.
Samoa Joe will be out in the ring, next.
Titus O’Neil w/ Apollo Crews vs. Samoa Joe
Last month, Samoa Joe defeated Apollo Crews before attacking Titus O’Neil.
The bell rings, and O’Neil charges him. Joe quickly covers up while O’Neil throws some punches. Joe quickly head-butts him and goes for a Coquina Clutch, but O’Neil backs him to the corner. O’Neil knees him down, but Joe turns him in the corner, hits a running elbow, and connects with a snap back kick. Joe jabs away at him and chops the chest. They trade chops before Joe forearms him and slaps him in the throat. O’Neil tackles him to the corner and punches away at him. O’Neil then slaps him in the face, but that just angers Joe. O’Neil quickly big boots him down for a two count. O’Neil talks trash to him in the corner and punches before the official backs him up. Joe punches him while the referee backs O’Neil up and applies the Coquina Clutch for the submission victory.
Winner by Submission: Samoa Joe
Apollo Crews gets in the ring and gets in Joe’s face. Crews ducks a right hand, but Joe ducks a step-up enzuigiri. Joe then applies the Coquina Clutch. Joe leaves the ring after Crews passes out.
Bayley, Sasha Banks, and Mickie James will face Paige, Mandy Rose, and Sonya Deville next.
The Good Brothers (Anderson and Gallows) are back to talk about the Cyber Monday deals. If you don’t take advantage of them, then you’re a nerd.
Footage is shown of Paige’s return last week. She came down to the ring and partnered up with Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville, who jumped in through the crowd. They laid out Bayley, Sasha Banks, and Mickie James. After that, they laid out Alexa Bliss backstage.
Sasha Banks made her entrance. Mickie James was supposed to follow, but she didn’t make her entrance. Bayley’s music then played, but she was nowhere to be seen. Paige’s music then hits, and Banks looks disgusted. Paige says considering what they did to Banks, she looks surprisingly good. Paige asks where her friends are. Paige asks Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville what happened to Mickie and Bayley. Paige then suddenly remembers. We go backstage to see James holding her knee. A referee checks on her. Then we go elsewhere backstage to see Bayley holding her neck. Paige says neither of them look good. That makes his a handicap match.
Paige says before they do, she has to get something off her mind. She’s been hounded on social media and airports with people asking her about her actions. A year ago, she was THE woman to stick the flag into the ground and single-handedly erase the word “Diva” from the WWE dictionary. She was the matriarch of the WWE evolution. Last week, she was making a statement as to who she is. Guess what? Paige says, “I’m baaack!”
The get on the apron, and Paige calls her group, “Absolution.” You have Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose. Rose says others may have forgotten, but before there was a Boss and the Four Horsewomen and a Goddess and an Empress, there was Paige. They didn’t forget however. Deville says every woman has pushed the competition and the envelope. They’ve raised the game. The fact is that nothing would have been elevated if it wasn’t for Paige. That’s why they’ve pledged their allegiance to Paige. Together, Absolution is going to turn into a whole new Women’s Revolution. Paige asks if Banks is going to have the same fate as Bayley and Mickie James or will she pledge their allegiance to them. Paige says she’s either with them or against them. Banks thinks about it before knocking Paige off the apron. Rose and Deville double-team Banks and hold her up. Banks fights out, but she’s quickly taken down. Paige screams this is her house. Deville lays Banks out with a big kick. Rose then lays her out with an impressive sit-out lifting pedigree. Paige then connects with the Ram-Paige. Absolution stands tall in the ring.
Roman Reigns will defend his WWE Intercontinental Championship against Elias later tonight.
Bray Wyatt’s video flashes on the screen. Wyatt appears on the screen and says, “I’m here.”
Bray Wyatt talks about Thanksgiving
Bray Wyatt makes his entrance and gets in the ring. Wyatt says he never had a childhood, celebrated holidays, or carved a turkey, but he never cared. As for the crowd, they care, carve, and celebrate just like they want them to. This may be hard for them to understand, but their entire world exists within the confines of a cardboard box. They tell you what to buy and who to love. They’re all pathetic. Wyatt has tried to hard, but they never listened when he tried to show them the way. Now their ignorance fuels him. Their suffering brings him joy. Now his eyes are wide open. Wyatt can finally see them for who they truly are – none of them are alive. They’re all dead. Wyatt laughs and screams they’re all dead. Wyatt continues laughing in the ring until Matt Hardy’s music hits. He’ll face Bray Wyatt, next.
We join the match in progress. Wyatt head-butts Hardy and applies a neck vice. Hardy fights up, but Wyatt punches him. Wyatt hits the ropes and floors him with a flying body block. Hardy has a lost look in his eyes. The commentators are talking about his career being in a funk. Wyatt punches him and connects with an avalanche. Wyatt goes for a senton splash, but Hardy rolls out of the way. Hardy punches away at him, but he has a whip to the corner reversed. Hardy sidesteps an avalanche before hitting a pair of corner clotheslines. Hardy follows up with a bulldog and goes to the second rope. Wyatt catches him and goes for a uranage, but Hardy elbows out and hits a Side Effect for a near fall. Hardy goes for a Twist of Fate, but Wyatt shoves him off. Hardy elbows and boots him back before slamming him down by the hair. Hardy goes for a top rope moonsault, but Wyatt rolls out of the way. Wyatt does his crab walk before hitting Sister Abigail for the win.
Bray Wyatt leaves the ring while Matt Hardy sits in the ring. Hardy screams and starts shouting, “DELETE” before leading a “DELETE” chant. Michael Cole wonders if we’re witnessing the beginning of a Matt Hardy “breakdown.”
Roman Reigns will take on Elias with the Intercontinental Championship on the line later tonight.
Footage is shown from last week’s RAW when Kane drove a chair into Braun Strowman’s windpipe.
Kurt Angle is backstage with his son, Jason Jordan. Jordan says he was looking forward to having his rematch with Strowman tonight. Angle asks him about his knee. Jordan says everyone has been roasting him on social media. They’re saying he faked his injury. Jordan asks if he should take on Kane. That’ll silence the doubters. Angle asks if he’s 100%, and Jordan says he is. Angle books Jordan to face Kane tonight.
Fatal 4-Way Match
Akira Tozawa vs. Noam Dar vs. Ariya Daivari vs. Rich Swann
Daivari and Dar attack Tozawa and Swann to start the match. Dar and Daivari team up to take them down. Dar and Daivari send Tozawa into the ropes, but he holds on. Swann then helps him clear the ring. Tozawa and Swann then engage in a series of highly choreographed simulated competition. Enzo Amore is watching backstage. Daivari pulls Tozawa out of the ring. Swann takes them all out with a summersault senton. Swann’s knee caught Tozawa in the head flush. Swann chops Dar at ringside and puts him in the ring. Swann kicks and chops him. Outside the ring, Daivari sends Tozawa into the barricade. The crowd is starting to entertain themselves. Daivari wipes Swann out with a spinebuster for a near fall. Dar takes out Tozawa and double-teams him with Daivari. Daivari and Dar send Tozawa to the corner hard, and he collapses to the mat. They then knock Swann off the apron. Swann blocks a suplex from Daivari on the floor. Dar comes out, and they hit a double-team suplex on the floor.
We come back from the break to see Tozawa make a comeback. Tozawa goes to the top rope, but Daivari and Dar try to stop him. Tozawa fights them off, but they eventually stop him. They go for a double-team superplex, but Swann takes advantage with a powerbomb on Dar and Daivari. Swann covers Tozawa for a near fall. The crowd is absolutely silent for this match. Swann goes to the top rope, but he’s taken out by Dar and Daivari. Tozawa takes Dar out wit ha suicide dive. In the ring, Daivari hits Swann with a frog splash for a near fall. Tozawa quickly floors Daivari with a shining wizard. Tozawa goes to the top rope for a diving senton splash, and he connects. Dar comes in and sends Tozawa into the ring post before covering Daivari, but Swann breaks it up. Dar gets Swann out of the ring and rolls Tozawa up for a near fall. Dar kicks Tozawa, but Swann pulls Tozawa out of the ring. Swann kicks Dar down and hits a Phoenix Splash for the win.
Elias is walking backstage. He’ll face Roman Reigns for the WWE Intercontinental Championship, next.
Elias is in the ring, and he wants to know who wants to walk with him. His next song is dedicated to The Miz, but the crowd needs to shut their mouths. The crowd boos, so Elias says he won’t do the song, which gets a nice reaction. Elias then says The Miz deserves this song. Elias then goes into the song singing about how The Miztourage hasn’t slept since Miz has been gone. The Miztourage then joins him in the ring. Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas take turns doing harmonica solos. They’re obviously not playing because Axel removed the harmonica before it was done playing. Elias thanks The Miztourage and commends them on their musical talents. Elias starts playing another song, but a loud “We want Roman” chant fires up. A small contingent in the crowd is trying to say, “Roman sucks.” Elias says no one wants Reigns more than him. The next song is about Roman’s Intercontinental Championship walking with Elias. Roman Reigns’ music hits to stop that.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Elias w/ The Miztourage vs. Roman Reigns (c)
JoJo does the in-ring introductions, and we go to commercial.
The bell rings, and they lock up. Elias hooks a side headlock, but Reigns quickly pushes him off. They circle the ring and lock up again. Reigns hooks a side headlock before Elias whips him off. Reigns shoulder blocks him down for a one count. They lock up a third time, and Elias gets him in the corner. Elias shoulders him in the corner before backing up. Reigns comes back with three right hands. Elias reverses a whip and turns him inside out with a knee to the midsection for a one count. Elias then sends him shoulder-first into the ring post for a near fall. Elias then applies a chin lock. Elias rips at the mouth and drives his knee into Reigns’ back. Reigns fights up and punches out. Reigns hits the ropes, but Elias follows him in and clotheslines him down for a two count. Elias then reapplies the chin lock and really cinches it in. Reigns eventually fights up and drives him hard into the corner twice. Reigns hits the ropes and connects with a pair of clotheslines. Elias reverses a whip, but Reigns comes back with a diving clothesline. Reigns clubs him in the corner before Bo Dallas gets on the apron to distract him. Reigns punches him off. Curtis Axel gets on the apron on the opposite side and scurries away when Reigns charges. Elias then floors Reigns with a flying high knee for a near fall.
We come back from the break to see Elias applying a chin lock to Reigns. Reigns fights up, but Elias sends him into the ropes. Reigns holds on and elbows him back. Elias still tries for a side headlock, but Reigns shoves him out of the ring. Reigns goes outside and hits him with a Drive By Dropkick before putting him in the ring. Dallas charges, but Reigns floors him with a Superman Punch. Axel then backs up and points at his neck brace. Reigns pretends to walk away before turning around to Spear him on the floor! Elias quickly sends Reigns into the ring post, the barricade, and puts him in the ring. Elias goes to the top rope and hits a diving elbow drop for a near fall! Elias gets him to his feet, but Reigns tries to counter with a Samoan Drop. Elias slides off and sends him to the corner. Elias gets him up in position for an electric chair before spinning him around and hitting a sit-out powerbomb for a near fall! A “This is awesome” chant fires up. Elias tries to pull him up, but Reigns is dead weight. Elias goes for a suplex, but Reigns counters into an inside cradle. Elias quickly punches him and hits the ropes, but Reigns hits a Superman Punch for a near fall. Reigns can’t believe he kicked out.
Reigns sets up for a Spear, but Elias kicks him in the face. Elias hits the ropes, but Reigns changes directions and floors him with a Spear for the win!
Winner and still WWE Intercontinental Champion: Roman Reigns
Roman Reigns goes up the ramp and turns to pose with the Intercontinental Championship. Samoa Joe then attacks him from behind and applies the Coquina Clutch! Referees run out to try to break him off, but Joe won’t let go. After a few moments, he finally does. Joe says he’s coming for Reigns. Joe then runs back to him and grabs him by the throat once more. Referees and producers pull Joe off and bring him to the back.
Jason Jordan will face Kane in tonight’s main event.
Replays are shown of Samoa Joe’s attack on Roman Reigns.
Dana Brooke says she watches their match over and over and realized Asuka is a slow starter and will be coming hard to start their match.
The bell rings, and Asuka catches Brooke charging with an Asuka Lock for the submission!
Winner by Submission: Asuka
Paige’s music hits, and she makes her way to the ring with Absolution. Absolution surrounds the ring, and Asuka prepares for a fight. Asuka smiles as Paige backs away from the ring. Asuka then leaves the ring unharmed. Asuka goes up the ramp smiling at them. Paige waves at her.
Jason Jordan will face Kane, next.
RAW will be live from the Staples Center next week. Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose will invoke their rematch clause to face The Bar for the RAW Tag Team Championships.
Two weeks ago, Bray Wyatt viciously attacked Jason Jordan’s knee to get him taken out of the Survivor Series match. Last week, Jordan reinjured his knee against Braun Strowman.
Jordan says there has been a lot of speculation about his knee injury and it being an excuse to get out of his match with Braun Strowman. Jordan says that couldn’t be further from the truth. He’s a professional athlete and knows his body. Jordan knows when to go and when to stop. Jordan felt a pop in his knee and knew he couldn’t continue. Thanks to the WWE staff and a week of rehab, he’s out here to do what Strowman couldn’t do – shut down the Big Red Machine.
The bell rings, and Jordan goes for a takedown, but Kane throws him down. Jordan goes for a suplex, but he can’t get him up. Jordan knocks him back before powering him to the corner. Jordan then carries him across the ring and slams him into the corner before hitting a running shoulder thrust. Kane quickly elbows him and punches him down. Kane then throws him over the top rope, and Jordan lands on his injured knee. Jordan grabs his knee in pain and can’t put any pressure on it. The referee counts Jordan out.
Winner by Count-Out: Kane
Jordan gets in the ring, but Kane shoves him into the ropes and big boots him down. Kane then throws him over the top rope, and Jordan again lands on his knee at ringside. Jordan gets to his feet, but Kane clotheslines him on the floor. Kane drives him into the barricade before putting him in the ring to give him a chop block. Kane continues to attack the knee before Finn Balor slowly walks out to make the save. Kane just watches him make his entrance. Cole says Balor is coming for a fight.
The bell rings, and Kane quickly goes for a Chokeslam, but Balor fights out. Balor dropkicks him in the knee and hits the ropes, but Kane punches him down. Kane sends him hard into the corner and kicks the back. Kane sends him to the corner and clotheslines him before hitting a sidewalk slam. Kane applies a chin lock. Balor fights up and boots him back twice. Balor jumps over the top rope and uses the ropes to kick him in the head. Balor then dropkicks him out of the ring, but Kane lands on his feet. Balor hits a plancha, but Kane doesn’t go down. Balor charges and hits a running dropkick, but Kane is still standing. Kane then hits Balor in the midsection with a chair and big boots him down on the floor.
Winner by Disqualification: Finn Balor
Kane hits Balor again with the chair and gets him in the ring to crack him in the back with the chair. A “One more time” chant lightly picks up. Kane obliges and smacks him in the back once more with the chair. Kane waits for him to get up and hits him once more with the chair. Kane puts the chair around Balor’s head and goes to the second rope.
Braun Strowman’s music hits, and he comes down to the ring holding his throat. Strowman gets in the ring and hits him with the chair, but it doesn’t hurt him. Kane begs Strowman off. Strowman big boots him and head-butts away at him. Strowman avalanches him in the corner before body blocking him out of the ring. Strowman goes outside, picks up the steel steps, and hits Kane with them. Strowman takes the larger, lower half of the steel steps and puts it in the ring. Strowman smashes Kane’s face off the other steel steps and gets him in the ring. Strowman hits Kane in the back with the steel chair before trying to crawl away. Strowman grabs him and hits a Running Powerslam onto the steel steps! The crowd chants, “One more time.” Strowman puts the point of the chair on his throat and slams it down. Kane grabs his throat and is having trouble breathing. Strowman grabs him and does it again! Kane rolls to the apron clutching his throat and falls to the floor. Kane falls into the crowd and stumbles off.
Quick Match Results
* Seth Rollins def. Cesaro
* Samoa Joe def. Titus O’Neil
* Bray Wyatt def. Matt Hardy
* Rich Swann def. Akira Tozawa, Noam Dar, and Ariya Daivari
* Roman Reigns def. Elias to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship
* Asuka def. Dana Brooke via Submission
* Kane def. Jason Jordan via CO
* Finn Balor def. Kane via DQ