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Survivor Series that will see RAW and SmackDown Live superstars go head-to-head, Monday Night RAW had a stacked show and a surprise the size of a sledgehammer that is going to make team RAW the favourites heading in to the Houston for the pay-per-view.
We bring you all the highlights and results from RAW:
RAW kicked off with General Manager Stephanie McMahon questioning Kurt Angle‘s decision to put his son Jason Jordan as the fifth member of Team RAW for Survivior Series and asks if he needs to change his mind as to who should be the fifth member. Angle goes all emotional and proclaims that he is going to break Shane McMahon (SmackDown Live tam captain) ankle at the Survivor Series. McMahon isn’t really convinced and goes on to say that she doesn’t think Angle can break anyone’s leg these days and he has has gotten soft and she made the biggest mistake putting him in control of RAW. Music hits, and it is the Shield.
Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns make their way to the middle and lay down the gauntlet stating that while Angle takes care of business for Team RAW, they will get the better of The New Day.
Bayley vs. Dana Brooke vs. Mickie James
With one spot left in the RAW Women’s Survivor Series team, anticipation was high on Paige making her return, but instead it was a triple threat match with the winner taking the final spot. Bayley, Dana Brooke and Mickie James went at it with the RAW Women’s team of Alicia Fox, Nia Jax, Sasha Banks and Asuka at ringside. Brooke gets in a tiff with Asuka and the Empress of Tomorrow makes her presence felt, taking out Brooke with a kick. Bayley swoops in on James with a roll up, but James counters. James goes for the DDT but Bayley has the move scouted and a Bayley-to-Belly suplex helps her take the final spot.
Akira Tozawa and Kalisto vs. Enzo Amore and Drew Gulak
Ahead of Amore’s Cruiserweight title defence at Survivor Series kick-off against Kalisto, he teams with Gulak and takes the win with a JawdonZo on Tozawa for the pin.
Bray Wyatt vs. Jason Jordan
Angle makes the match to prove to Stephanie that he picked Jordan on his credentials and not because he is Angle’s son. Jordan puts up a fantastic show after Wyatt targets his knee and earns the victory much to the applause of Stephanie backstage. But Wyatt jumps Jordan after the match and targets the knee in a vicious attack. Jordan sells the injury and has to be helped out of the ring.
Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman
Heyman comes out with Lesnar and cuts another intense promo, this time about five selling points on why you should be a WWE Network subscriber before Survivor Series. Number one is it is the very first time in history that the Universal Champion is going up against the WWE Champion, the very first time that Brock Lesnar will step into the ring against AJ Styles, and this may be the only time they step into the ring together. Number 2: he wants to see Lesnar vs. Styles. Number 3: before Hayman could start, the crowd chants ‘She Said Yes’ – In reference to a proposal in the crowd – and Heyman’s turns it to his advantage. Watch the video below for more. Back to business, Number 3: AJ is the ultimate opponent for Lesnar. Number 4: if you want to see a Rocky movie come to life, look at AJ and finally Number 5: no surprises, F-5.
The Miz, Cesaro and Sheamus vs. Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins
In their first Six-Man Tag Team Match in over three years, The Shield got back to business disposing The Miz, Cesaro and Sheamus. For the finish, Reigns with a Superman Punch on Cesaro, Ambrose hits a Dirty Deeds on Sheamus. Miz is left alone with The Shield staring him down now. Reigns puts him down with a spear. Ambrose and Rollins lift Miz for the big triple powerbomb and Reigns assists, covering for the pin.
Triple H returns
Angle makes his way to the middle for the toughest decision of his life yet – to remove an injured Jordan from Team RAW, but Jordan pleads not to do that and as both stall, Stephanie comes to move things along and asks Angle to make the announcement now. Soon enough, the music hits, it is the Game Triple H. With intent, he walks to the middle, grabs and mike off Angle and announces himself as the fifth member of Team RAW and on his way out hits a Pedigree on Jordan.
Finn Balor and Samoa Joe vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson
Bitter rivals Balor and Joe have to come together as a team against Gallows and Anderson and while the duo teased a break-up they managed to stay together long enough for the win, Joe wipes out Gallows with a middle rope suicide dive on Gallows and Balor hits the Coup de Grace on Anderson for the win.
Kane vs. Braun Strowman
Main event time and Kane starts off hot, but Strowman isn’t the one to budge. Strowman gets going with bludgeoning shots that has Kane reeling. Kane grabs Braun for a chokeslam but he blocks it. Chairs gets introduced and Kane eats a couple of shots. For the finish, Strowan picks up Kane for the running Powerbomb and it is delivered with such great force that they go right through the ring and RAW goes off air.