WWE Raw Results, Recap, Notes: Major Title Change Before Survivor Series Ends A Great Show

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From the moment Randy Orton won the WWE Championship against Drew McIntyre at Hell in a Cell, it was like the clock was ticking in his race for the title. McIntyre was focused on winning back the belt, Bray Wyatt had Orton in his sights, and The Miz was in constant threat to cash in the Money in the Bank deal and steal the title. But on Raw this week, it was McIntyre who ended the reign by beating Orton in a fantastic main event to win back the title.With the win, McIntyre now moves on to Survivor Series, where he will face SmackDown Universal Champion Roman Reigns in Sunday’s main event. But Orton and The Miz could both play a role when McIntyre takes on “The Tribal Chief”.

CBS Sports was with you all night, bringing you recaps and highlights from all the action of the night. Read on for everything you need to know for Raw’s Survivor Series Coming Home Show.

Drew McIntyre regains WWE Championship

McIntyre opened the show with an in-ring promo targeting Randy Orton and Roman Reigns. He was interrupted by Orton on the Tron, who spoke of being the most fined and most suspended superstar in the record, claiming he was still in WWE despite all of this because he was the greatest wrestler of all time. After McIntyre said he was going to put his foot in Orton’s head, The Miz and John Morrison were next to interrupt, saying they would be ringside for the title match later that night. – and that Miz would be the man to hold the title. at the end of the night.

Bray Wyatt bat. Le Miz via pinfall after hitting Sister Abigail. A line from Miz in his previous promo about Wyatt being a “Crazy, Delirious Fool” led Wyatt to expose the challenge for the match in a Firefly Fun House match. Miz tried to apologize before the match, saying there was no good reason to have the match and find a peaceful solution instead, like working together to take out Orton in the main event. Alexa Bliss came out from the back and said, “He said no. Nikki Cross then came out and told Bliss that she had to leave Wyatt, only to be slapped and attacked by Bliss. Morrison got involved outside on several occasions, but was eventually attacked by Alexa Bliss, with the couple falling over the ring barricade. Miz tried to capitalize on the distraction but was knocked out by a sister Abigail for the finish, effectively removing Miz from the main event equation.

WWE Championship – Drew McIntyre beats. Randy Orton (c) via pinfall to win the title. McIntyre had a new entrance, walking to the ring wearing a kilt and stabbing a giant claymore sword in the entrance ramp – both were given to him earlier in the night by Sheamus, who said he had them had obtained from McIntyre’s mother and that they were family. inheritances. McIntyre dominated early, forcing Orton to decide to leave and take the 10 count, but Adam Pearce interrupted to say the game now had no scoring or disqualification. Orton quickly introduced a chair into the equation, using the weapon to take over. Orton would continue to take shortcuts, using the ring steps and a thumbs-up as McIntyre returned. McIntyre managed to hit a Future Shock DDT for a count of two, then knocked Orton off the ring apron through a ringside table for another close drop. After more back and forth, McIntyre hit the Claymore to win back the championship.

The show as a whole has been maintained with a tight focus on the major storylines heading into Survivor Series with little unnecessary grease around the edges. It paid off well as the night seemed to be constantly evolving towards the main event. McIntyre and Orton then had time to put on a game that could have had a Main Event almost any card. The only minor misstep was having Miz absent altogether because he was taken out by Wyatt, which eliminated the “What if?” »Feel that was established in the opening segment. For anyone complaining about a short reign for Orton, I suggest you look at the history of the NWA World Championship to realize that even in the ’70s and’ 80s, doing business sometimes required a short term. Grade: A

Survivor Series team issues continue

Asuka, Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke have won. Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler & Lana via submission after Asuka puts Lana in Asuka Lock. Before the match, Baszler and Jax told Lana – who was the one who requested the match – that she was not to join under any circumstances. Baszler slapped Rose’s arm on the steps of the ring at the start of the match. Baszler locked Asuka in the Kirifuda clutch but Lana tagged herself and kicked a kick for a two count. Asuka then quickly locked Asuka’s lock for the finish. This, of course, meant that Jax followed the end of the match by putting Lana through the announcement table with a Samoan drop. Later, as Brooke gave a behind-the-scenes update on Rose’s health, she was attacked by Reckoning and stomped on in equipment crates. Rose and Brooke were announced as now unable to compete in Survivor Series, with Peyton Royce and Lacey Evans announced as replacements.

Retribution déf. Riddle, Keith Lee, Braun Strowman et Sheamus via pinfall when Mustafa Ali rolled up Riddle. The match was organized by AJ Styles as an attempt to build team chemistry, which Ali seemed to object to, saying his group was not a collection of pawns and that he would simply wait to see Team Raw. collapse. Problems within Team Raw immediately surfaced with Strowman and Sheamus before spilling out into an argument with Styles over his claim to be the team’s captain. Lee had a big attack after a hot tag, preparing his team to take over, but Sheamus used a blind tag to get into the ring, Strowman did the same seconds later, and then Sheamus stopped Strowman from hitting. powerslam. This led to an argument within the team, allowing Ali to ride Riddle for the win.

Similar to the WWE title image, everything was pretty focused throughout the night here, but the changes to the women’s squad didn’t make much sense unless there was some legitimate injury involved. Rose is believed to have been legitimately injured last week which would require taking Brooke out of the game and is a team that will likely seek the titles soon. The men’s team seems so dominant on paper that further establishing the issues between the members was a very good move before the Survivor series. Category B

What Else Happened on WWE Raw?

  • Raw Tag Team Championship – The new day (c) def. The Hurt Business via pinfall to keep the titles. It was a fantastic game with everyone going full speed and some very convincing close up drops both ways before Xavier Woods pinned Shelton Benjamin after hitting Daybreak. This cements the New Day match for the Survivor series with SmackDown tag champions, The Street Profits.
  • Jeff Hardy faced Elias in the locker room after Elias plastered backstage with “research posters” featuring Hardy and the car crash that knocked Elias out of action months ago. Hardy insisted he had been proven innocent and threatened to do the worst that would have hit Elias with a car if he didn’t back up.
  • Asuka was interviewed behind the scenes and said she can’t wait to beat SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks at Survivor Series.

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