WWE RAW Results
October 2, 2017
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Corey Graves and Booker T
Results by: Adam Martin of Wrestleview.com
We go live to Denver where the entire roster is on stage including Vince McMahon in remembrance of the lives lost in Las Vegas 24 hours ago.
A video package runs highlighting last week’s show where Roman Reigns got a win over WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz in a non-title match. This setup a Miztourage attack on Reigns to close the show last week.
We go back live to Denver where Seth Rollins walks out to kick off the show.
We have the pink ropes back up with WWE’s partnership with Susan G. Komen.
Rollins with kicks and right hands to Strowman early in the corner. Strowman levels Rollins with a quick shoulder block running from the corner. Rollins with a slap to Strowman. Strowman chases Rollins out, back inside, Rollins leaps over Strowman and kicks him in the head. Strowman counters a springboard attempt by Rollins and then launches him up in the air causing Rollins to crash to the mat below. Strowman works over the left arm of Rollins using the ropes for help. Rollins drops Strowman throat first off the top rope, goes up top and Strowman launches Rollins off the corner to the ring. Rollins pulls down the top rope sending Strowman over to the outside. Rollins attempts a suicide dive through the ropes, but Strowman catches Rollins with a big forearm to the side of the head as we head to a break.
Back live, Strowman catches Rollins and connects with a fallaway slam. Rollins sends Strowman face first into the steel ring post and this time connects with the suicide dive when he hits the ropes back inside the ring. Rollins connects with a second suicide dive to Strowman. Rollins catches Strowman with a springboard clothesline. Rollins with a second clothesline off the ropes and Strowman stays on his feet. Rollins connects with a top rope blockbuster, but Strowman powers out of a pinfall attempt quickly. Rollins with a superkick. Strowman fires back with a big clothesline that levels Rollins. Strowman has Rollins up on his shoulder and connects with the running powerslam to get the pinfall.
After the match, Strowman picks up Rollins and connects with a second powerslam. Strowman leaves, but turns around looking to go back after Rollins again. Dean Ambrose runs out and sends Strowman back inside the ring. Ambrose goes on the attack, but Strowman gets the better of him hitting two chokeslams and a running powerslam.
Strowman heads to the back and both Sheamus and Cesaro walk to the ring. Cesaro with a Neutralizer on Ambrose and Sheamus with a Brogue Kick to Rollins.
A video package runs showing WWE’s partnership with Susan G. Komen this month.
Video from last week is shown of Alexa Bliss calling Mickie James an “old lady.” Backstage, we see Mickie James walking when Alicia Fox is laughing. James asks what she wants. Emma is nearby and tells James someone left something for James in her locker room. James walks in to find a box of depends with a walker. She walks out and both Emma and Fox are laughing. James wants to know where Alexa is and heads to her locker room. She knocks on the door and Nia Jax says Alexa is busy. Alexa declines being in the ring with a “mature woman”, but that Jax doesn’t have a problem with it. James accepts.
Backstage, we get a promo from a rambling Bray Wyatt talking about how “she never lied to me” and looks into the camera repeating the words.
Back live, Elias is inside the ring with his guitar. He insults the “Mile High City” and isn’t pleased he has to fight Titus O’Neil tonight. Elias wants everyone to silence cell phones, hold their applause and shut up because he has a song to sing.
Elias vs. Titus O’Neil w/ Apollo Crews
Lock up and Titus pushes Elias down right away. Elias with chops to Titus. Elias keeps Titus grounded in a headlock. Titus launches Elias to the corner and connects with body shots. Titus with big chops of his own to Elias in the corner and follows it with a scoop slam. Titus with a splash in the corner that he follows up with a big boot. Elias rolls out of the ring. Crews is yelling at Elias on the outside. Elias pushes Crews to the barricade. Elias drops the jaw of Titus off the top rope. Elias connects with Drift Away and gets the pinfall.
After the match, Apollo Crews gets in the face of Elias. Elias backs off and leaves.
Tom Phillips, Corey Graves and Booker T plug the Hell in a Cell PPV this Sunday.
Before the match starts, Alexa Bliss walks down the ramp.
The bell rings and Nia Jax immediately levels Mickie James. Jax tosses James across the ring to the corner. James with kicks and Jax with a quick headbutt. Jax bounces James’ head off the bottom rope with her boot as Bliss watches from ringside. Jax gets James in a bear hug. James fights back with elbows and kicks. Jax dumps James out of the ring.
Back live, Jax with an ugly looking slam/takedown on James. Jax keeps James grounded applying pressure to her body. Jax goes back to the bear hug on James. James throws rights to fire back, but Jax drives her down hard on the mat. James hits the ropes and tries chopping away at the legs of Jax. Jax lifts and dumps James to the corner. James catches Jax with a tornado DDT from the corner. Bliss jumps in to break up the pinfall attempt.
After the match, Alexa Bliss dumps James to the outside. Bliss looks down and Jax is still down from the tornado DDT. The commentary team thinks James had Jax beat. James slaps Bliss on the outside and connects with a kick to the face.
Video from last week of Enzo Amore’s Cruiserweight Championship celebration airs.
Backstage, Renee Young attempts to interview Enzo Amore and he says nothing.
Backstage, Mickie James teases another run and winning the RAW Women’s Champion. RAW GM Kurt Angle walks up and award her a title match against Alexa Bliss at TLC.
We start with Matt Hardy and Karl Anderson. Matt with a shoulder block early and eats a right hand from Anderson. Tag to Luke Gallows who throws a right at Matt. Tag to Jason Jordan after Matt tosses Gallows to the corner. Jordan drives his shoulder repeatedly into the mid section of Gallows in the corner. Gallows fights back with body shots to Jordan. Matt with a Side Effect on Anderson. Double clothesline to Gallows sending him over.
Back live, Gallows gets the tag and cuts off a big suplex slam by Jordan on Anderson. Gallows drops repeated elbows over Jordan. Gallows with a big boot and leg drop combo. Tag to Anderson who stomps away at Jordan in the corner. Anderson works over the left arm of Jordan, throws a knee and Jordan counters a back suplex. Jordan with a back suplex of his own. Hot tags to Matt and Gallows. Matt with rights as the crowd chants “DELETE” with each in Denver. Matt with clotheslines to Gallows in the corner, pulls Gallows for a bulldog, clotheslines Anderson and connects with the bulldog. Matt bounces the face of Gallows off each turnbuckle. Matt with a spike DDT from the corner and connects with an elbow drop off the second rope that Anderson breaks up. Jordan dropkicks Anderson to the outside. Anderson then tosses Jordan into the barricade. Anderson distracts Matt. Gallows and Anderson connect with The Magic Killer on Matt and get the pinfall.
Winners: Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson
After the match, Gallows and Anderson throw up the “Too Sweet” in celebration.
Enzo Amore will address the Cruiserweight Division tonight.
Also tonight: The Miz vs. Roman Reigns for the Intercontinental Championship.
Backstage, Roman Reigns is asked for thoughts on Sheamus and Cesaro attacking Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose earlier tonight. He calls them big boys and that he needs to focus on The Miz and the Intercontinental Championship tonight.
Dana Warrior is in the ring with three women who are breast cancer survivors. Members of the RAW Women’s Division are behind them all in “Unleash Your Warrior” t-shirts. Dana reveals three pink WWE championships for the women in the ring.
WWE Intercontinental Championship
The Miz (c’s) w/ The Miztourage vs. Roman Reigns
Before the match, The Miz and The Miztourage enter the arena through the crowd like The Shield used to. Footage of Miz giving Roman Reigns a Skull Crushing Finale on a chair last week is show. Back live, Miz is holding up the Intercontinental Championship.
We get ring introductions for the champion The Miz and challenger Roman Reigns.
During Miz’s entrance, Reigns hits a Superman on Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas. Drive By to Axel over the ring apron. Reigns launches Dallas into the steel ring steps. Reigns clotheslines Axel over the barricade into the crowd. Reigns pulls a steel chair out from under the ring and goes after Axel in the crowd. Axel runs up to the entrance stage. Reigns hits him in the gut with the chair and cracks it over his back. Dallas attacks Reigns. Superman to Dallas when he grabs the chair. Reigns cracks the chair over the backs of Axel and Dallas repeatedly on the stage. The referee yells at Reigns to stop. Miz is still watching from inside the ring with a shocked look on his face. Reigns heads to the ring.
Back live, the bell rings and here we go. Miz bails and Reigns with a headbutt. Reigns then launches Miz back first into the ring barricade. Reigns again sends Miz into the barricade. Reigns tosses Miz back in and Miz rolls out. Miz trips Reigns up on the ring apron and tosses Reigns into the steel ring steps at ringside. Miz dumps Reigns over the barricade into the crowd. Miz rolls back inside the ring and waits for the referee count to begin. Reigns dives back in to beat the count, but Miz immediately connects with a spike DDT. Miz catches Reigns with a boot to the face, gets a two count and then goes to the headlock to keep Reigns grounded. Miz with another big boot that drops Reigns.
Miz with his Daniel Bryan kicks to the chest of Reigns. Reigns counters lifting and dropping Miz with a big sitdown powerbomb for a close two count. Reigns is calling for a Superman. Miz avoids it and connects with the Skull Crushing Finale. Miz hooks the leg. Reigns powers out after a two count. Reigns with a Superman. Miz kicks out! Reigns can’t believe it. Reigns is getting fired up in the corner. Sheamus and Cesaro are at ringside and pull Reigns out of the ring. The referee immediately calls for the bell.
Winner via DQ: Roman Reigns
Still WWE Intercontinental Champion: The Miz
After the match, Sheamus and Cesaro continues the beatdown on Reigns. They toss Reigns inside the ring. Reigns starts fighting back, but Miz tackles Reigns. Miz, Sheamus and Cesaro start stomping away at Reigns on the mat. Cesaro with a Neutralizer on Reigns. Sheamus with a Brouge Kick that levels Reigns. Miz is smiling as Sheamus and Cesaro lift up a helpless Reigns and Miz connects with the Skull Crushing Finale. Sheamus, Cesaro and Miz all go to leave, but come back and give Reigns a triple powerbomb like The Shield. Sheamus, Cesaro and Miz all do the Shield fist pose.
Finn Balor heads to the ring to a big reaction from Denver. “This is Balor Club right here in Denver, Colorado.” Balor doesn’t like to come out here and talk. He prefers to fight. Balor talks about how Bray Wyatt likes to play mind games. He says Wyatt may refer to himself as a God or the Eater of Worlds, but he sees Bray for what he really is. Balor says Wyatt is a coward. “Bray, you lost to The Demon at SummerSlam. You lost to the man at No Mercy. You can make all the excuses that you want. But the simple fact is, you’re afraid.” He knows Wyatt can’t beat him. Balor invites Wyatt to come out here and face him.
Bray Wyatt shows up on the screen in his rocking chair saying “she never lied to me.” He says she “warned him” about people like Finn Balor. Wyatt calls Balor a liar for taking credit for creating The Demon. He wants Balor to show him his true face. Wyatt wants Balor to bring The Demon out again. “Abigail is alive and she is dying to meet you.” Wyatt’s face changes to having hair and paint on it. He begins laughing as a woman laughs with him.
A video package runs with members of the RAW women’s division talking about Asuka.
We start with Sasha Banks and Emma. Emma pie faces Banks in the corner. Banks with a drop toe hold and steam rolls over Emma a few times. Tag to Bayley. Bayley also has fun twirling over the back of Emma. Emma sends Bayley face first into the corner. She turns it around and sends Emma face first into the corner. Tag to Alicia Fox. Emma and Fox with a double suplex on Bayley. Fox then dropkicks Banks off the corner and tosses Bayley out.
Back live, Emma throws a big elbow at Banks as Fox tags herself in. Banks and Fox go at it. Banks kicks Fox in the face and connects with double knees for a two count. Fox with a big boot to Banks. Emma gets the tag and snapmares Banks down into a headlock. Emma with a butterfly suplex on Banks for a two count. Fox gets the tag and connects with a backbreaker on Banks for a close two count. Emma tosses Banks to the corner and another tag back to Fox. Banks tosses Fox right into Emma. Hot tag to Bayley. Bayley with clotheslines to Fox. Bayley with a Stunner on Fox through the second rope. Bayley with a shot in the corner to Fox. Fox fires back with a jawbreaker. She goes to tag in Emma who pulls her hand away and leaves. Bayley to Belly on Fox for the pinfall.
Sheamus and Cesaro join MizTV next week.
Enzo Amore addresses the Cruiserweight Division
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore walks out and addresses Denver with his usual introduction. He tells all members of the Cruiserweight Division can “go to hell.” Enzo adds anyone that agrees with them can go to hell as well. He will even lend them his Certified GPS – the same GPS he used to put 205 Live on the map. Enzo talks about making the Cruiserweight Division the main event two weeks in a row on Monday Night RAW.
He talks about being able to hear a pin drop when those guys are out here wrestling. Enzo wonders why he is Public Enemy No. 1 when he put the division on the map. He talks about hearing a “YOU DESERVE IT” chant last week when he got beat up. Enzo agrees and holds up his WWE Cruiserweight Championship. “If having success is wrong, then I don’t want to be right.” He calls the fans jealous and how he makes more money than all of them.
Enzo talks about being hurt. “My back is killing me from carrying the Cruiserweight Divison on my back.” He tells all the Cruiserweights to fall in line since he crossed the line. Enzo said last week he set forth a clause that if any Cruiserweights attacked him, they would forfeit any chance at getting a shot at his Cruiserweight Championship. He has another clause that Kurt Angle signed off on. That clause is that if any Cruiserweight wants to lay a hand on him tonight, not only will they forfeit a title shot, they will be fired. Enzo is looking for some opponents and calls the entire division SAWFT.
Here comes Neville leading the entire Cruiserweight division. Enzo bails when Neville gets up on the ring. He asks if they enjoy the job or if they want to be on the unemployment line. Enzo gets back inside the ring and the entire division surrounds the ring on the ring apron. He pulls out the paper that states they will all be fired if they touch him tonight. Enzo mocks all of them on the mic. He dares any one of them to touch him. Here comes RAW GM Kurt Angle out on the stage. He confirms none of the Cruiserweights at ringside can either challenge him for the title or touch him. Angle says none of this applies to the newest member of the Cruiserweight Division who he just signed: Kalisto. Kalisto hits the ring and connects with Salida del Sol on Enzo. He starts a “LUCHA” chant.
Backstage, Roman Reigns is coughing and holding his ribs from his attack earlier tonight by The Miz, Sheamus and Cesaro. Dean Ambrose walks up. Reigns stands up. Seth Rollins walks up. They all shake heads and Reigns looks back down as the show closes.
Quick Match Results:
* Braun Strowman def. Seth Rollins
* Elias def. Titus O’Neil
* Mickie James def. Nia Jax via DQ
* Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson def. Matt Hardy and Jason Jordan
* Roman Reigns def. WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz via DQ
* Sasha Banks and Bayley def. Emma and Alicia Fox