Survivor Series buildups were the prime focus of this week’s WWE Raw. We got to know a few names who’d be competing at the traditional tag team elimination match. The show also started a new feud between Braun Strowman and Baron Corbin. Nia Jax also entered in a rivalry against Tamina Snuka. Here are the results from the show hosted by the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.
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Baron Corbin kicked off WWE Raw with entire roster standing inside the ring. He appointed himself and Alexa Bliss as the team captain of Survivor Series men and women’s team. He also revealed Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, and Braun Strowman will be the first three members of Team Raw. Kurt Angle shows up and sets up a match against Baron Corbin. The winner will become team captain of WWE Raw men’s team.
Natalya, Sasha Banks, and Bayley teamed up in a rematch against The Riott Squad. Nattie dedicated this match in the memory of Jim ‘the Anvil’ Neidhart. She countered a Riott Kick into a Sharpshooter but Sarah Logan broke it up. Sasha Banks took control of the match in the later part. Nattie once again entered and locked the Sharpshooter on Morgan. But Riott destroys the sunglass of Jim Neidhart to leave her in tears.
Seth Rollins cut a solid promo on Dean Ambrose’s betrayal. He also mentioned Baron Corbin as a scumbag who helped Brock Lesnar to become the Universal Champion. Corbin ordered him to defend the WWE Raw tag team titles against AOP. Despite valiant efforts, AOP hit the Super Collider on Rollins to win the titles. Dean Ambrose hit the Dirty Deeds on Rollins after the match was over.
Dolph Ziggler cut a promo about his loss at the world cup at Crown Jewel. He blamed The Miz’s distraction for this. Furthermore, Shane McMahon did not deserve that victory. Elias cut him off strumming the guitar setting up a match on WWE Raw. Elias tried to hit a knee but Ziggler moved and gave a zig-zag. Elias put his feet on the ropes and connected with a Drift Away for the victory.
Ronda Rousey made her entrance on the show to address her Survivor Series opponent Becky Lynch. She mentioned herself as the ‘baddest bi**h on the planet’ who will finish Becky at the upcoming PPV. Nia Jax interrupted her promo to mention that she is confident that Rousey will win at Survivor Series. Thereafter, Jax will wait for her for the title.
Ember Moon showed up on WWE Raw to have a rematch against Nia Jax. Moon hit a spinning forearm for a near fall. But she missed a DDT and got a Samoan Drop to get the loss. After the match, Jax and Tamina attacked Moon, combinedly. Jinder Mahal was in action against Apollo Crews. The latter one connected with an Enziguiri and followed up with a standing moon sault for the win.
Finn Balor and Bobby Lashley had another rematch on WWE Raw. Prior to the match, Lio Rush tried to hype up the accoladed of Lashley. Balor took control of the match and went for the Coup De Grace. Rush distracted and received a baseball slide from Balor. But Lashley took advantage and hit an over the shoulder slam for the win. Drew McIntyre showed up to hit a Claymore Kick on Balor to end the segment.
Corbin escaped the arena in fear of Braun Strowman. So the main event featured Kurt Angle against Drew McIntyre. Angle took McIntyre to Suplex City but he ate a Claymore Kick from McIntyre to get down. The Scottish tortured him throughout the match and even hit him with an Angle Slam. He then locked in the Ankle Lock on Angle to force him to tap out! This ensures that Angle will not be the Team Captain of WWE Raw for Survivor Series.
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