– Tonight’s WWE RAW opens up with the roster on the stage. The French flag is on the big screen with the Eiffel Tower inspired peace sign that has gone viral this weekend. Lilian Garcia asks everyone to stand as we get a moment of silence for the victims of the terror attacks in Paris, France this past Friday night. We go to the RAW opening video.
– We come back to Michael Cole, JBL and Byron Saxton at ringside. They hype the WWE World Heavyweight Title tournament and go over tonight’s matches.
– The druids start chanting as the lights go out and they line up on each side of the entrance. The Undertaker’s entrance starts up next to a big pop. Out comes The Deadman with Kane. We get a look back at the Brothers of Destruction going at it with The Wyatt Family on RAW from England last week.
The druids surround the ring now and the lights are kept low as fans chant for Taker. Taker says the true army of darkness stands before us. He says vengeance awaits The Wyatt Family, who tried to claim their souls. Taker says there is no man, living or dead, that can tame the power of the Dark Side. Kane says when you try to steal the flames of hell, you will get burned. Kane says they have reserved a special place for The Wyatts at Survivor Series, the deepest pits of hell, a place where they will suffer in the fires of eternal damnation. Taker says Wyatt’s kind of evil is no match for theirs. Taker says their evil has been time tested over and over again. Taker says Wyatt can pick the two that he wishes to sacrifice because the Brothers of Destruction have already decided their destiny and they will never rest… in… peace. The Wyatts graphic flashes and Bray Wyatt makes his way out with Luke Harper, Erick Rowan and Braun Strowman.
Wyatt takes a seat in his rocking chair on the ramp. He talks about how Taker has dominated and instilled fear for 25 years. Wyatt says 25 years is long enough and it’s time for a new army of darkness to emerge – his army. He says the Brothers of Destruction no longer control fate, that privilege is reserved for Wyatt. He says he’s the face of fear and after Survivor Series, they will just be remembered as the brothers that Wyatt destroyed. Wyatt makes the thunder come and says Taker’s creatures of the night are his. The graphic flashes again and now the lights are on. All of the druids at ringside are wearing sheep masks. Wyatt laughs and tells them to “run!” and they hit the ring. Taker and Kane fight them off. Taker and Kane grab two remaining druids and chokeslam them while looking at The Wyatts. Wyatt sends Rowan, Harper and Strowman down the ramp but stops them. Wyatt says their date with destiny is on Sunday but until them, Taker and Kane can follow the buzzards.
– We get a graphic for Owens vs. Neville before going to commercial.
WWE World Heavyweight Title Tournament Match: Neville vs. Kevin Owens
Back from the break and out comes Neville to a pop. WWE Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens is out next.
Back and forth to start. Owens comes out of the corner with a headlock. Neville makes a quick comeback and goes up for an early Red Arrow. Owens goes to the floor and Neville nails a moonsault outside instead. Neville brings it back in for a 2 count as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Owens nails a big clothesline for a 2 count. During the break, Owens destroyed Neville on the floor. They come back in the ring and Neville fights back. Neville blocks a suplex with a knee to the head. Neville unloads on Owens. Owens backdrops Neville to the apron and superkicks him to the floor. Owens yells at the referee to start counting.
Neville barely makes it in at 9 and Owens is upset. Owens drops Neville over his knee and hits the running senton for a 2 count. Owens yells at the referee. Owens charges in the corner but Neville side steps and hits a snap German suplex. Neville comes off the second rope for a close 2 count. Neville goes to the top for Red Arrow but lands on his feet as Owens charges. Neville nails a superkick and goes back to the top for Red Arrow. Owens knocks him off the top. Neville blocks a pop-up powerbomb and hits Owens before dropping him on his neck with a backwards hurricanrana for a close 2 count. Neville goes back to the top but lands on his feet again. Owens catches him in a big pop-up powerbomb for the win. Owens advances.
Winner: Kevin Owens
– After the match, Owens grabs his belt as we go to replays. Owens stops and looks at the WWE World Title as we get a look at the brackets. Owens will face the winner of Ziggler vs. Ambrose.
– Also still to come, Kalisto vs. Del Rio and Reigns vs. Cesaro.
– Back from a break and we see Kevin Owens talking to Triple H backstage. We can’t hear them but they shake hands.
– The announcers talk about the Seth Rollins injury and surgery, noting he will be out 6-9 months.
Tyler Breeze vs. R-Truth
We go to the ring and out comes Tyler Breeze with Summer Rae. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and our comes R-Truth. They lock up and go to the corner. Breeze turns Truth around and misses a cheap shot. Truth backs off and gets a big “what’s up!” from the crowd. Truth with a takedown, a slam and some dancing before he hits a leg drop for a 2 count. Breeze looks ready to make a comeback but Truth isn’t having it. Summer applies some lip balm to Breeze as fans boo. Truth comes back over but Breeze turns it around in the corner and unloads.
Breeze with a single leg crab now. Truth gets the bottom rope but Breeze keeps it locked for the 5 count. Truth makes a comeback and unloads on Breeze now. Truth hits the scissors kick for a close 2 count. Breeze ends up hitting the Beauty Shot for the win.
Winner: Tyler Breeze
– After the match, Summer comes in to celebrate with Breeze as we go to replays.
– Still to come, Ziggler vs. Ambrose. Back to commercial.
WWE World Heavyweight Title Tournament Match: Dolph Ziggler vs. Dean Ambrose
Back from the break and out comes Dolph Ziggler first. Dean Ambrose is out next to a big pop.
Lots of back and forth to start. We see Kevin Owens watching backstage. Ziggler with another roll up for 2. Ambrose with a headlock now. Ambrose avoids a big superkick and Ziggler gives him props. They lock up again and Ambrose takes Ziggler down with a headlock. Ambrose ends up clotheslining Ziggler to the floor to a pop. Ambrose goes to dive out but Ziggler moves and Ambrose catches himself. They come back in and Ziggler takes Ambrose down and tries to make him tap. Ziggler ends up hitting a big dropkick for a 2 count. Ambrose catches Ziggler in a backbreaker for a 2 count.
Ambrose with a single leg crab now. Ambrose keeps control and goes to the top for the big elbow drop. Ziggler rolls through for a 2 count. Ziggler gets the sleeper applied but Ambrose forces the break. More back and forth with pin attempts. They collide in mid-air and both go down. They fight it out on the top and both fall out to the floor with Ziggler hitting the steps. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Ambrose nails a big dive out onto Ziggler. Ambrose rolls him back in and charges with a forearm in the corner. Ziggler blocks the bulldog and hits a dropkick. Ziggler blocks the big bounce back clothesline and hits the Fame-asser for a close 2 count. We see Owens backstage watching again. Ambrose blocks a neckbreaker with a backslide for 2. Ziggler with a big DDT for 2. Ambrose catches Sweet Chin Music and sends Ziggler into the corner for a 2 count. More back and forth. Ambrose applies a sleeper hold but Ziggler breaks it. Ambrose with a huge clothesline for a 2 count.
They end up on the top and Ziggler brings Ambrose face first to the mat. Ambrose rolls to the floor as Ziggler sells a knee injury. Ziggler brings it back in the ring and Ambrose suckers him in for a 2 count. Ziggler with a superkick for a close 2 count. They get up and trade shots in the middle of the ring. Ambrose unloads but Ziggler headbutts him. More back and forth until Ambrose nails Dirty Deeds for the win. Ambrose advances.
Winner: Dean Ambrose
– It will now be Owens vs. Ambrose at Survivor Series in the semi-finals on Sunday. Ambrose takes the mic and says he’s going to turn the place upside down and throw all the rules out the window when he wins at Survivor Series. More action, less talking, more pyro and other crazy stuff. Ambrose says he’s turning WWE into the Ambrose Asylum.
– We get a look at the Divas Revolution storyline kicking off several months ago. Still to come tonight, Paige and Charlotte will have a contract signing. Back to commercial.
The New Day vs. The Usos and Ryback
Back from the break and out come WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods. Woods is tired of hearing about 25 years of The Undertaker. More important is the 1 year anniversary of the debut of WWE’s most entertaining group ever, The New Day. They start knocking The Usos. They chant “New Day rocks” until The Usos interrupt with their entrance. Ryback is out next as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Woods starts things off with Jey Uso. The Usos come in and Jey ends up hitting a big dive out onto Big E and Woods. Jey comes back in as Woods takes control. They keep Jey in their corner and stomp away while making quick tags. Woods with some trombone action in Jey’s face, while Big E dances on the apron. Jey looks to make a tag but Kofi dropkicks him and talks trash.
Big E comes back in and hits the running splash for a 2 count. Big E with an abdominal stretch now. New Day keeps control as Ryback waits for a tag. Ryback gets frustrated and comes in anyway, getting disqualified after pushing the referee. Ryback and The Usos unload on The New Day and celebrate after taking them out.
– We get more hype for tonight’s Divas contract signing.
– Back from the break and Triple H walks in on Cesaro to hype him up for tonight’s tournament match. Triple H says Cesaro has what it takes but he needs a little something. Triple H believes this may be Cesaro’s time to grab the brass ring and prove he’s the man. Triple H says he will be watching tonight, from his own personal “Cesaro Section.” Triple H tells Cesaro to take the extra step and be willing to do whatever it takes. Triple H goes on and wishes Cesaro good luck before walking off.
WWE World Heavyweight Title Tournament Match: Cesaro vs. Roman Reigns
We go to the ring and out comes Roman Reigns through the crowd. Reigns asks if the Roman Empire is in the house tonight. He talks about the long road here and says he hit a big detour due to the Seth Rollins injury. He talks about turning down Triple H’s offer last week and says he will never sell out. Reigns goes on and says this ride ends with him being WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and out comes Cesaro. They lock up to start the match. Back and forth. Cesaro with a head scissors but Reigns powers out. They lock up again and Cesaro applies a headlock. More back and forth. Cesaro with pin attempts after a counter out of the corner with a cartwheel. Cesaro takes Reigns down with a headlock. Reigns eventually catches Cesaro in a tilt-a-whirl slam for a 2 count. Cesaro ducks a clothesline and hits a big flying uppercut. Cesaro goes for the Swing but Reigns blocks it. Reigns charges but hits the ring post shoulder first. Cesaro drives Reigns into the post and he falls out to the floor.
Cesaro comes to the floor and hits a big uppercut for a 2 count as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Reigns drops Cesaro with a big boot on the floor. Reigns brings it back in the ring and kicks Cesaro a few times. Reigns with a big clothesline. Reigns runs into an uppercut. Cesaro with another uppercut and one in the corner. Cesaro goes for another but runs into a right hand. He comes back and takes another punch. Reigns with clotheslines in the corner now. Cesaro with more uppercuts. Reigns with a big clothesline and a slam. Cesaro avoids the Drive By and pulls Reigns in for a Cesaro Swing. Cesaro goes for the Sharpshooter and locks it in.
Reigns crawls but Cesaro turns it into a Crossface and pulls Reigns to the middle of the ring. Reigns powers this into a Samoan Drop for a 2 count. Cesaro gets dumped to the floor and his elbow hits the apron hard. Reigns runs around with a Drive By as fans boo. Reigns brings it back in the ring and hits a big clothesline. Reigns with more big blows in the corner. More back and forth. Reigns with a powerbomb for a 2 count. Cesaro goes on and hits an uppercut for a close 2 count after countering a Superman punch. Fans chant “this is awesome” now. Reigns finally connects with a Superman punch as fans boo, knocking Cesaro off the top. Reigns calls for a spear to bigger boos. Reigns runs into an uppercut. Reigns blocks the Neutralizer. Cesaro with a close 2 count off a backslide. Reigns with a Superman punch and a spear for the win. Reigns advances.
Winner: Roman Reigns
– After the match, we go to replays as Reigns celebrates. We see Reigns looking at the WWE World Heavyweight Title as his music plays.
– Still to come, the Divas contract signing. Back to commercial.
– Back from the break and the announcers remember WWE Hall of Famer Nick Bockwinkel, who passed away at the age of 80 on Saturday.
The Ascension vs. The Dudley Boyz
We go to the ring and The Ascension waits as The Dudley Boyz come out next. Bubba Ray Dudley starts off with Viktor as fans chant for tables already. Bubba with a nice throw and a clothesline. Bubba keeps control and sends Viktor to the floor. Konnor tags in and drops Bubba with a big boot to the face.
Viktor and Konnor keep Bubba down with tags. Konnor talks trash to Devon and Bubba slams him. Devon finally gets the tag and unloads. Devon with a 2 count on Viktor as Konnor breaks it up. Devon sends Konnor to the floor and they hit 3D on Viktor for the win.
Winner: The Dudley Boyz
– Renee Young is backstage with Zeb Colter and WWE United States Champion Alberto Del Rio. Zeb talks about Del Rio winning tonight and going on to win at Survivor Series. Triple H walks up and shakes Del Rio’s hand and talks about how Del Rio can go from being a man of the people to just the man. We go to commercial.
WWE World Heavyweight Title Tournament Match: Kalisto vs. Alberto Del Rio
Back from the break and out comes Kalisto. We see video from earlier today where Kalisto talks about how his win over Ryback wasn’t a fluke and how he’s fighting even harder to live his dream as WWE World Heavyweight Champion. The music hits and out next comes Zeb Colter with WWE United States Champion Alberto Del Rio.
Del Rio takes control early on for a quick pin attempt. Kalisto fights back but Del Rio cuts him off. Kalisto counters a backbreaker and Del Rio gets sent to the floor. Kalisto with a hurricanrana from the apron. Kalisto gets a “lucha” chant going as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Del Rio is still in control. Del Rio with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker and a 2 count. Del Rio with more offense as fans boo. Del Rio keeps Kalisto grounded and wears him down. Kalisto gets up and fights back with kicks. Del Rio cuts him off and applies the Backstabber. Del Rio with stomps and kicks while Kalisto is turned upside down in the corner. Del Rio charges and hits the ring post when Kalisto moves. Kalisto goes to the top for a plancha. Kalisto with a corkscrew off the ropes. Kalisto with kicks. Del Rio drops him with a big right hand.
More back and forth. Kalisto slams Del Rio’s face into the mat with a scissors. 2 count for Kalisto. Del Rio counters Salida del Sol and turns Kalisto upside down in the corner again. Del Rio with kicks. He goes to the top for the big stomp but Kalisto kicks him and fights out. Kalisto goes to the top with Del Rio for a huricanrana but Del Rio counters it. Kalisto ends up upside down in the corner again as Del Rio hits the stomp for the win. Del Rio advances.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
– After the match, Del Rio looks out at the WWE World Title as we go to replays and the announcers hype WWE Network.
– Still to come, the Divas contract signing. Back to commercial.
– Back from the break and Michael Cole is in the ring for our main event segment, a contract signing for Survivor Series. Cole introduces Paige and out she comes.
WWE Divas Champion Charlotte is out net. They both have words and Charlotte gets a pop for calling herself a Carolina girl. Charlotte gets emotional when talking about their families putting wrestling first as kids. She brings up her late brother Reid and how Paige was there for her when he passed. Charlotte has a tough time for a second before getting fired back up. Paige talks about how this isn’t high school and asks if Charlotte is going to cry some more. Charlotte says Team PCB was going to change the Divas division until Paige’s selfishness got in the way. Charlotte yells about how Paige isn’t a champion, she’s not a role model, not someone little girls want to be like. Charlotte says she won’t be champion forever but she won’t lose the title this Sunday and she won’t lose it to someone like Paige. Paige mocks her speech and calls her naive and embarrassing. Paige goes to leave and Cole reminds them of the contract. Paige says no one will have Charlotte’s back on Sunday, not even daddy Ric Flair. Paige rips into Flair and calls him an old fart. Charlotte threatens her.
Charlotte talks about how she will keep fighting like her family does, like her dad did and like her brother did. Paige says she’s wrong because her little brother didn’t have much fight in him. Bad move there, they didn’t have to say that to make the segment. Charlotte leaps over the table and attacks her. They brawl around ringside. Officials are trying to separate them but Charlotte is going crazy. They go back in the ring and Paige finally is able to retreat up the ramp. Referees have to hold Charlotte back. Paige yells for Charlotte to come on as Charlotte’s music plays and she stares back at Paige. RAW goes off the air.
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