WWE is on their annual UK tour. This week’s episode is a taped episode from Glasgow, at the SSW Hydro and will be aired at the regular time on the WWE Network. We start thongs off with the big news from a live event at Glasgow, where it was reported that Chris Jericho and Sin Cara were involved in some sort of a backstage altercation, where no one knows who provoked whom, but Jericho came out on top. This would be the latest stop to Survivor Series and the below items are being promoted for tonight’s show:
- The final member would be announced for the RAW team for the Survivor Series elimination match up: As an update, it is being reported that Seth Rollins would be the final member on Team RAW. However, let us wait for it to be confirmed.
- Will we see Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns have a reunion? Given that they are dealing with common ‘best friends’?
- Who would be the next number one contender for Charlotte’s women’s title?
Prior to the RAW tapings, we had the tapings for WWE Superstars. Just two matches, Darren Young def. Bo Dallas & Neville def. Titus O’ Neil.
Stephanie McMahon kicks off this week’s RAW. She is out with Braun Strowman, Chris Jericho, the WWE Universal Champion, Kevin Owens, and the WWE United States Champion, Roman Reigns. She is expected to announce the fifth and the final member of team RAW for the traditional elimination match at Survivor Series. As expected, she announces that the final member would be Seth Rollins. Also announced is the main event for the night, a fatal 5 way match, with all five members of team RAW squaring off against each other. I thought a team was supposed to work ‘along’ with each other and not go against each other. We have a mixed bag of heels and faces, so that had to be inevitable anyway.
Sin Cara and Rich Swann vs Brian Kendrick in a cruiser weight tag team match: Unfortunately, we will not be able to call the action play by play tonight.
The ‘IWC’ (for those of you who do not know what it means, it stands for the Internet Wrestling Community) are pretty vocal and it seems they are in no mood to watch what the WWE has to offer. Reminds me of the match between Sheamus and Randy Orton from a couple of years ago along with the match between Cena and Randy Orton. We have a similar crowd tonight. Dar gets a huge pop for the match. The winners of the match: Sin Cara and Swann.
It is announced that later tonight, we have Sami Zayn going against Rusev. The winner would get a shot at Dolph Ziggler’s open Intercontinental Championship.
It is announced that the RAW tag team would consist of Enzo Amore and Big Cass, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, Cesaro and Sheamus, the New Day and the Golden Truth. The good thing about the match is that the Golden Truth are actually going to be on a pay per view. This tag team lineup is quite interesting. Two heels, two baby faces and one semi-baby face. While it definitely looks like a great match for SmackDown Live’s tag team championship, it would be interesting to see how the match would be tailored.
Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson vs the New Day: This was a non-title match. Gallows and Anderson won the match, after Gallows pinned Big E for the win.
The Shining Stars vs the Golden Truth: The Shining stars def. the Golden Truth. While it was not announced, am assuming that the Golden Truth would be replaced by the Shining Stars. Just when we thought WWE had something to do for the Golden Truth, this happens.
Next, we have the women in the ring. It is announced that the women’s team for RAW would consist of Charlotte, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Nia Jax and Alicia Fox. The IWC got really restless here, where they kept on singing along Bayley’s tune much to the anger of Charlotte.
Sasha Banks, Alicia Fox and Bayley def. Charlotte, Dana Brooke and Nia Jax.
The finish of the match came when Bayley pinned the RAW women’s champion, Charlotte. Me thinks it was because of the vocal nature of the crowd that they had Bayley in the winning spot. Does this mean that we would see Bayley added into the women’s title picture? Maybe! After all, that’s what Vince McMahon has been wanting to build.
We are informed that the commissioner of SmackDown Live, Shane McMahon and the general manager, Daniel Bryan would be appearing on RAW next week. Interesting that next week’s RAW has advertised the beast incarnate, Brock Lesnar. Will we see the continuation of a feud forgotten from Summerslam between Shane and Lesnar? It appears logical for Brock to go behind Goldberg for spearing his advocate, Paul Heyman this past week on RAW.
Kevin Owens def. Chris Jericho, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman: Owens fell on a laid out Chris Jericho for the 1-2-3.
That’s the end of RAW, this week. Unfortunately we were not able to provide play by play coverage due to the time difference.
As of now, this is how the Survivor Series card looks:
Men’s 5-on-5 traditional elimination match: Kevin Owens, Roman Reigns, Chris Jericho, Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman vs AJ Styles, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton and Baron Corbin.
Women’s 5-on-5 traditional elimination match: Charlotte, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Nia Jax and Alicia Fox vs Becky Lynch, Nikki Bella, Alexa Bliss, Carmella and Naomi.
Tag team elimination match: the New Day, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, Goldust and R-truth, Enzo Amore and Big Cass, Sheamus and Cesaro vs Heath Slater and Rhyno, the Hype Bros, American Alpha and the Usos.
Brock Lesnar vs Bill Goldberg
Dolph Ziggler vs Sami Zayn for the intercontinental championship.
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