The superstars of Monday Night Raw make one last stop in Portland before the WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs pay-per-view. Tonight’s episode stars off with General Manager Kurt Angle and The Shield. Let’s get to the action right now…
WWE Monday Night Raw Viewing Details
Date: Monday, October 16, 2017
Time: 8:00 P.M. EST
TV Channel: USA
Location: Moda Center, Portland, OR, US
Mobile: USA Now
Opening Segment w/ Kurt Angle…and The Shield
WWE Raw GM Kurt Angles comes out to the ring to start off tonight’s program. Angle begins to speak, and is interrupted…by The Shield as the their music hits and they come out through the crowd. Reigns tells Angle that this is The Shield’s ring and threatened to beat his ass. Rollins cooled down The Big Dog, and asks Angle to peacefully surrender the ring to The Shield.
Each member of the group talk smack about their opponents at TLC. But Dean Ambrose loses his top and wants to fight now. He demands that those “bad hombres” come out right now to battle.
Braun Strowman’s music hits. Miz, Strowman, Cesaro, and Sheamus come out. Kurt Angle cools down the situation, not wanting to give away the main event for TLC tonight.
Elias Samson, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson vs. Jason Jordan, Titus O’Neil & Apollo Crews
Samson starts off the segment beneath a spotlight alongside his “good brothers” Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson. The group plays a tune. Gallows can’t stop saying “nerd.” Out comes their opponents.
Luke Gallows brings the pain to Titus O’Neil to start off the match. Gallows beats O’Neil into a corner, while shouting “nerd” at him. O’Neil battles back, and soon, the ring is enveloped in absolute chaos. Jason Jordan flies in the ring like an acrobat. The baby-faces clear the ring and stand tall as we go to the commercial break.
The bad guys are back on top once again. Samson is battling Apollo Crews, who comes back with a boot to the face. Jason Jordan is dying for a tag. Karl Anderson tries to prevent Crews from tagging Jordan to no avail.
Jason Jordan comes in the match like a bolt of lightning, putting the punishment on Karl Anderson. The ring is once again enveloped in chaos, as every man enters the ring to break up the pin. The good guys push clean house once again. Apollo Crews ends the match, putting away Anderson with a sitout powerbomb.
Apollo Crews, Titus O’Neil & Jason Jordan defeats Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows & Elias Samson
Asuka makes her WWE debut this Sunday
Cedric Alexander vs. “Gentleman” Jack Gallagher
Cedric Alexander is really taking the fight to “Gentleman” Jack Gallagher. Alexander is kicking Jack’s ass. Gallagher regroups outside the ring. The Brian Kendrick jumps up on the ring apron, but gets knocked to the floor by Rich Swann who is also at ring side. Gallagher capitalizes on the distraction, and picks apart Alexander piece-by-piece.
Alexander turns the tide and is about to put away Gallagher, but Brian Kendrick grabs his leg. Rich Swann takes out Kendrick. Meanwhile, Alexander finishes off Gallagher with a sick Lumbar Check.
Cedric Alexander defeats “Gentleman” Jack Gallagher
Miz TV w/ Braun Strowman
The Miz is in the ring with Curtis Axel and The Bar (Sheamus & Cesaro). They talk smack about taking out The Shield (but Axel remains silent in the background). The Miz says that The Shield isn’t as good as people think they are, and this “nostalgia act” is nothing compared to the team of Miz, Sheamus, Cesaro & Braun Strowman.
Strowman music hits. He says that he’s going to squash The Shield, but first he’s going to crush Roman Reigns in a steel cage match tonight. The Miz brings up a past statement from Dean Ambrose saying that The Shield can face any four or five guys. Miz is about to add a fifth man to the match at TLC.
Kurt Angle stops The Miz, and says that a 4-on-3 match at TLC is enough. Miz disagrees and brings up Ambrose’s brazen claim and Angle’s three I’s (specifically integrity). Angle says that is Strowman can defeat Reigns tonight then he’ll allow a fifth man to be added to the match at TLC.
Alicia Fox vs. Sasha Banks
Sasha Banks looks like she wants to put away Alicia Fox early, slapping in the Banks Statement. Fox wiggles through. Banks continues the assault, but Fox turns the tide and drops her opponent with a back-breaker. Fox goes for the pin. 1…2…kick out!
Alicia Fox continues the punishment on Sasha Banks. She traps Banks in a headlock. But Banks breaks the hold, and counters with the Banks Statement. Fox taps out.
Sasha Banks defeats Alicia Fox
Alicia Fox Snaps!
Sasha Banks is walking backstage. Then outta nowhere Alicia Fox jumps Banks from behind. She beats up Banks, prompting a referee to come out and break up the fight. That referee is thrown to the ground as well. Fox is acting crazy AF.
Enzo Amore is Mad AF
Enzo comes down to the ring, mad as hell. He thinks he got robbed last week on Raw. Anyone who disagrees is a fugazi. He believes Mustafa Ali helped Kalisto get away with shop lifting his girl, the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.
Kalisto comes out and says that Enzo’s mouth is like 7-Eleven, it never closes. Enzo talks some smack back, and then outta nowhere, out comes his cruiserweight henchmen attacking Kalisto from behind. Kalisto is getting stomped out.
Mustafa Ali runs down to the ring, kicks some ass, but gets beaten down as well. Enzo Amore and his goons stand tall.
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship match: The Shield (Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose) vs. The Bar (Sheamus & Cesaro)
The Bar kick ass tonight, but The Shield once again reigns supreme. The Bar looks like they’re about to put away their opponents, but Rollins reinserts himself in the match and turns the tide. Ambrose finishes the match with a Dirty Deeds DDT on Cesaro for the win.
The Shield defeat The Bar to retain the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
Curtis Axel is fired up!
Curtis Axel is pep-talking The Bar and Braun Strowman. Axel wants a piece of Roman Reigns, so Strowman tells him go find him. Axel looks uneasy, but after he goes out looking for Reigns after he’s called “scared” and baited into hunting down The Shield’s Top Dog.
Backstage, Axel looks uneasy, but still approaches The Shield as we go to commercial break.
“The Demon King” Finn Balor warns Bray Wyatt/Sister Abagail
Finn Balor transforms into “demon mode” and warns Sister Abagail prior to their encounter this Sunday at WWE TLC.
Emma & Alexa Bliss vs. Mickie James & Bayley
Alexa Bliss and Mickie James exchange words, but don’t touch one another. Emma tags herself and locks up with the veteran James. Bliss and Bayley gets the tag next, and takes down Emma. All four women get involved and we have absolute chaos before the commercial break.
After a back-and-forth match, Mickie James gets the win after knocking out the champion Alexa Bliss with a Mick Kick.
Mickie James & Bayley defeats Alexa Bliss & Emma
Where’s Curtis Axel?
The Miz is looking for his henchman Curtis Axel. He find the Axeman hanging upside down by a forklift. Axel’s chest looks red. WWE officials run to Axel’s aid. Miz tells the camera that Axel wasn’t “the fifth man.”
Steel Cage match: Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman (if Reigns loses then a 5th man will be added to the 3-on-4 handicap match at WWE TLC: Tables, Laders & Chairs)
Braun Strowman control the match early on, putting the punishment on The Big Dog. But Reigns turns the tide and almost escapes the cage if it weren’t for The Bar who ran down to ringside. The rest of The Shield run out and attack Sheamus and Cesaro. Their brawl spills to the backstage arena. The Miz ends up locking all four men out of the arena.
Reigns is controlling the pace of the match inside the ring. He drops “The Monster Among Men” on his gonads on the top rope and then follows that up with two Superman punches. Reigns is kicking some monster ass. But then…someone or something rips a large hole in the ring, and out comes “The Big Red Machine” Kane.
Reigns tries to spear Kane, but runs right into a chokeslam. Kane picks up Reigns and slams him back down with a second chokeslam. Braun Strowman picks up Reigns and hits a running powerslam. Kane lifts up Reigns for a Tombstone Piledriver. Strowman follows up that move with a second running powerslam for the win.
Braun Strowman defeats Roman Reigns
Post-match: The Miz is sitting atop a very tall lader. He announces that Kane is the 5th man to be added to their team at WWE TLC in the Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match against The Shield.
WWE Monday Night Raw Announced Matches/Segments
- Steel Cage match: Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns
- WWE Raw Tag Team Championship match: The Shield (Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose) vs. The Bar (Sheamus & Cesaro)
- Miz TV w/ special guest Braun Strowman
- Alicia Fox vs. Sasha Banks
- Cedric Alexander vs. “Gentleman” Jack Gallagher
- Elias Samson, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson vs. Jason Jordan, Titus O’Neil & Apollo Crews
- Emma & Alexa Bliss vs. Mickie James & Bayley