Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw.
We are in Kansas City, Missouri and your announcers are Michael Cole, Renee Young, and Corey Graves.
Match Number One: Tag Team Battle Royal for Captaincy
Lince Dorado and Kalisto with splashes to Wilder followed by Gran Metalik.
Braun Strowman’s music plays and he comes to the ring. Konnor and Viktor fall victim to Braun. Braun sends Dorado into Metalik. Braun punches Roode and then everyone goes after Strowman but he pushes everyone away. Strowman signals for the lap of shoulder tackles and he hits Curtis Axel and then he hits Chad Gable. The next roadblock and Scott Dawson. Braun grabs a chair and Slater and Roode get out of the ring.
Braun takes a mic and he says tonight’s Raw is brought to you by the Monster Among Men. Braun sits down and he says he is done chasing Baron Corbin around. Braun says he is not leaving this ring until Corbin gets these hands.
Stephanie McMahon’s music plays and she makes her way to the ring.
Stephanie tells Braun that she knows he is upset after what Baron did to him against Brock Lesnar. You cannot hold Raw hostage. Stephanie says she appreciates the aggression and rage and channel it to the more important thing and that is Survivor Series. Stephanie says her brother Shane made a mockery of the locker room by winning the World Cup. Will he let Shane disrespect him?
Braun says he does not care about Shane or about representing Stephanie at Survivor Series.
Stephanie says everyone better give a damn about Survivor Series.
Braun tells Stephanie he knows how the corporate types look at him like a mindless meat castle. Braun says he knows when he is being manipulated. Braun tells Stephanie to get Baron out so he can finish this.
Stephanie says she is not underestimating Braun and she has a proposition for Braun. Raw has beaten Smackdown the last two years and when he leads Raw to victory, he can get whatever he wants. Stephanie says her word is her bond.
Braun says he wants a Universal Title match against Brock Lesnar and he wants a match against Baron Corbin. Braun says he wants to pick the stipulations. Stephanie agrees to it and then Braun tells Stephanie that Baron needs to sign a waiver.
Stephanie says that Braun cannot lay a hand on Baron Corbin until after Survivor Series. Stephanie says that he needs to prove that he is loyal to Raw and a team player.
Braun says if he does not, he will go to WWE Headquarters and destroy the entire building.
Stephanie says she is being transparent and she is here to motivate the Raw roster.
Ronda Rousey makes her way to the ring.
Ronda takes the mic from Stephanie and tells her to avoid the pep talk because nothing can make her more motivated. She is looking forward to the challenge of Becky and she will show The Man how it is done.
Stephanie applauds Ronda’s comments.
Ronda says maybe she doesn’t have to wait . . .
Baron Corbin’s music plays.
Baron says everyone needs to take a breath. He says he is with Stephanie and they need to focus their aggression on Smackdown. He says he is here to help motivate Raw talent. Baron carefully enters the ring so as not to startle the beast. Baron says after Shane stole the World Cup from Raw, they cannot afford to get embarrassed again. It is a must win situation and we cannot get overconfident.
Baron puts his hand on Ronda’s shoulder and Ronda with a judo throw to Baron. Ronda leaves the ring.
Baron and Braun get face to face and Stephanie reminds Braun about their deal.
Braun tells Baron to enjoy his time as Stephanie’s lap dog because after Survivor Series, he will neuter Baron.
We see Nia Jax and Tamina Snuka walk together in the back and they scare off some backstage employees.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Ember Moon versus Tamina Snuka (with Nia Jax)
ia distracts Ember and Tamina with a punch and kick. Tamina with a head butt. Tamina sends Ember into the turnbuckles. Ember lands on her feet on a hip toss and she tries for a sunset flip but Tamina picks Ember up. Ember with kicks to Tamina followed by forearms. Ember with an enzuigiri and she gets a near fall.
We see Alexa watching in the back from the monitor.
Ember with a sliding flatliner to Tamina and Tamina rolls to the floor. Ember with a baseball slide on the apron and Tamina is taken down. Nia confronts Ember and that allows Tamina to recover and clothesline Ember as we go to commercial.
We are back and Tamina with a reverse chin lock. Tamina takes Ember back to the mat. Tamina with a knee drop and she gets a near fall. Ember and Tamina with forearms and Ember lands on her feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt. Ember with a drop kick. Ember with kicks and a forearm. Ember staggers Tamina on an enzuigiri but Tamina with a punch. Ember with a suicide dive into Nia and Nia does not move.
Ember kicks Tamina and hits a springboard cross body for a near fall. Ember with a handspring clothesline and then she goes up top but Nia gets on the apron to distract Ember. Tamina with a super kick. Tamina goes up top and hits the Superfly Splash for the three count.
Winner: Tamina Snuka
After the match, Nia with a curb stomp followed by a leg drop.
We go to commercial.
We have a video package for Seth Rollins’ quest for facts about why Dean did what he did, and the tag title change that happened last week.
Corey Graves is in the ring and he brings out Seth Rollins.
Corey wants to talk about Survivor Series and his match against Shinsuke Nakamura. Corey wants to know where Seth is mentally. Seth says for the first time, he faces Shinsuke Nakamura. He says it will be a hell of a fight but he doesn’t give a damn about Shinsuke Nakamura. Corey says that if your head is not in the game, Shinsuke will take it off. Seth says he will be focused on Nakamura at Survivor Series. That is Sunday, but that is not tonight.
Seth says he wants to know why Dean did what he did that night. Corey says that Dean is not a man of words. Seth says Dean is not a stupid man. He knows why he did what he did, but Dean is not man enough to explain why.