The latest episode of Monday Night RAW is currently airing on the USA Network. Here’s what’s happened so far:
11:00 – McIntyre wins. The episode ends with McIntyre celebrating his victory.
10:50 – A thrilling match, as both McIntyre and Angle give it their all. McIntyre nearly pins Angle several times during their bout, but the latter refuses to go down. McIntyre eventually uses Angle’s own move against him, the Angle Slam, and pins his ankle for the submission.
Drew McIntyre vs Kurt Angle
10:35 – Lashley wins. Afterwards, Drew McIntyre comes out and stares Lashley down. He then attacks the defeated Balor while the crowd boos him.
10:30 – Lio Rush stirs the pot before the match begins, insinuating that Balor is gay. The bad blood is evident from the moment Lashley and Balor enter the ring, but the former gains the upper hand and maintains it throughout the match. He winds up picking up a solid win.
Bobby Lashley vs Finn Balor
10:20 – Jax wins. Afterwards, Tamina comes out and hits a Samoan drop on Jax herself. We cut backstage to see Finn Balor talking about his upcoming match against Bobby Lashley.
10:15 – Moon puts up a spirited fight, and manages to land a few stinging hits on Jax, but the latter ultimately overpowers her and hits her with a merciless Samoan Drop. She pins Moon for the easy win.
Ember Moon vs Nia Jax
9:55 – Ronda Rousey comes out and sends a message to Becky Lynch, telling her to bring her best in two weeks because she wants a challenge at Survivor Series. Nia Jax comes out and warns Rousey that she will be waiting for her after the PPV event. Ember Moon came out to face Jax.
9:45 – Elias wins. The crowd cheers him on as he stands triumphant in the ring. Backstage, Kurt Angle talks about his upcoming match and how great it’ll feel to captain Team RAW at Survivor Series.
9:40 – Ziggler starts out hungry, and hits brutal Zig Zag to take Elias out. The match continues to shift the momentum between the two Superstars, but eventually Elias is able to get his foot on the rope and pick up the win after hitting the Drift Away on Ziggler in spectacular fashion.
Dolph Ziggler vs Elias
9:25 – Baron Corbin comes out after the match and says that he isn’t afraid of Braun Strowman. Following him is Dolph Ziggler, who claims that there was a conspiracy at WWE Crown Jewel, and that it was a SmackDown referee who counted his loss at the event. His ramblings are cut off by the arrival of Elias.
9:15 – Authors of Pain win. After the match, however, Rollins’ Shield partner Dean Ambrose comes out and beats on the exhausted Superstar.
9:10 – Rollins bravely goes it alone against the Authors of Pain, but the duo prove too much for him to handle, and they pummel him into submission over the course of the match. They eventually pin him for the win.
Seth Rollins vs The Authors of Pain
8:50 – Crews wins. Seth Rollins prepares for his match against the Authors of Pain.
8:45 – It’s clear that Crews has the upper hand from the start. He toys with Mahal for a matter of minutes before hitting him with a standing moonsault that sends the WWE Superstar crashing down to the mat. Crews wins via pin.
Jinder Mahal vs Apollo Crews
8:30 – No winner. Jinder Mahal prepares for his match against Apollo Crews as we cut to commercial.
8:25 – Things starts off with the Riott Squad taking command, but the other trio balance things out to make for a competitive match. Natalya eventually locks Sarah Logan in the Sharpshooter but everything stops when Ruby Riott broke Jim Neidhart’s glasses. Bayley and Banks sit with Natalya as the match gets thrown out.
Riott Squad vs Sasha Banks, Bayley & Natalya
8:10 – Baron Corbin comes out to open the show, and he talks about Crown Jewel and the upcoming Survivor Series. He announces that the main event for the night will be him versus Kurt Angle, and that the winner will be the captain of this year’s RAW Survivor Series team. Braun Strowman comes out and chases Corbin off to close the segment.
The biggest story heading into tonight’s episode will be the bubbling rivalry between Braun Strowman and Brock Lesnar. Baron Corbin drilled Strowman in the back with the title belt at WWE Crown Jewel, which enabled Lesnar to defeat him with ease. He unleashed a series of brutal F-5s on Strowman and pinned him for a three-count, becoming WWE’s first two-time Universal Champion. Lesnar will be looking to defend his title, Strowman will be looking for revenge, and Corbin will be looking to stay out of Strowman’s way as he attempts to manage the rest of the RAW stable.
The Riott Squad will also be looking for blood, after the trio fell to Natalya, Sasha Banks & Bayley in a Six-Woman Tag Team Match at WWE Evolution. They also lost against a five-woman squad of Evolution enemies and WWE Hall of Famers Trish Stratus & Lita. Tonight, the big announcement will be whether they will plan to face the Queen of Harts. Tune in to find out.
Seth Rollins Vows to Make Dean Ambrose’s Life a ‘Living Hell’ on RAW
As for Seth Rollins, he’ll be looking to get some payback against his former Shield partner Dean Ambrose. After Ambrose’s shocking betrayal on October 22, Rollins vowed to make his life “living hell. This will pose some interesting dramatic dilemmas no doubt, as Rollins and Ambrose currently share the Raw Tag Team Title. It’s unlikely that they will reprise their role as a unit anytime soon– especially with the departure of Shield’s third member, Roman Reigns, but its tough to say what the future holds in store for them.
Nia Jax and Tamina will likely settle some scores tonight as well. Last week, when Jax was battling Ember Moon, Tamina entered the arena and caused a distraction that allowed Jax to win. Following the match, Jax and Tamina shared an intense staredown, implying that things between them are just getting started. It’s unclear whether things will turn into a rivalry or a beneficial relationship, but hopefully we get some more insight into that tonight.
Nia Jax & Tamina Have Teased a Possible Rivalry
The next big PPV event to go down will be WWE SmackDown at Survivor Series in Los Angeles on November 16. There, you can expect to see Lesnar and WWE Champion AJ Styles square off, and Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins take on Team Blue’s United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura, but one of the biggest events will be RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey facing down SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch.