Location: Houston, Texas at the Toyota Center
Date: November 20th, 2017
Results by WrestleView
Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw. There is a recap video of Survivor Series.
Stephanie McMahon makes her way to the ring. McMahon welcomes everyone to the “A” show, the brand that destroyed Smackdown Live, Monday Night RAW. Shane McMahon and Smackdown didn’t stand a chance last night. Shane thought that putting RAW under siege would give him an advantage, but she always learned how to win. Kurt Angle’s job as General Manager is 1,000% secure after the victory. She introduces the man responsible for the victory last night, the man who led Team RAW, her husband Triple H!
Triple H makes his way to the ring to a good reception. Highlight stills are shown of Triple H giving Kurt Angle a Pedigree and allowing Shane McMahon to eliminate him. Triple H then gave Shane McMahon a Pedigree to end the match. Braun Strowman then attacked Triple H after the match and laid him out with two Running Powerslams. Kurt Angle’s music hits as soon as Triple H enters the ring. The RAW General Manager angrily makes his way to the ring and gets in Triple H’s face. Angle says this is not Kurt Angle, the General Manager talking. This is the Olympic Gold Medalist and WWE Hall of Famer talking to him. If Triple H ever attacks him from behind again, they can take his job and shove it because he’s coming for him. Stephanie reminds Angle he’s talking to the WWE COO as the General Manager. She appreciates his fire and intensity. She warns him to not jeopardize his career again.
Jason Jordan’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring looking furious. Jordan demands a match with Triple H tonight. A “YES” chant fires up. Stephanie says Angle doesn’t have the authority to make that match. Jordan asks if Triple H is a coward, so he removes his jacket. Stephanie says Triple H will absolutely tear Jordan apart. He’s too naive to understand that. Triple H isn’t afraid of Jordan or anyone in the locker room.
Braun Strowman’s music hits, and he comes out to try to prove that statement wrong. Strowman marches to the ring and gets right in Triple H’s face. A loud “YES” chant kicks up. They stare down each other for a long time before Triple H slowly backs away from him. Triple H gets on the apron and jumps down when Strowman approaches him. Strowman stares at Triple H the whole time he walks around ringside to go up the ramp. The crowd chants that Triple H is a coward. Stephanie says since Jordan wants to fight, he’ll face Braun Strowman! Strowman turns around and angrily stares at Jordan. Angle steps between them to keep the peace. Strowman’s music plays.
Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe
The bell rings, and Joe immediately floors him with a right hand. Joe jabs him down in the corner before picking him up and kneeing him in the midsection. Joe hits the ropes, but Balor takes him down with a dropkick. Joe gets to his feet, and Balor punches and kicks him in the corner. Joe quickly pops out with a big back elbow to take him down. Joe chops the shoulders of Balor before applying a nerve hold. Balor fights up, but Joe takes him down. Balor fights up again, but Joe chops the back. Balor reverses a whip to the corner, but Joe boots him in the face. Joe goes to the second rope, but Balor kicks him in the head to send him crashing and burning to ringside. Balor then floors him with an impressive summersault plancha.
We come back from the break to see Balor trapped in a surfboard stretch. During the commercial, Joe hit him with a belly-to-belly overhead suplex. Joe sends him to the corner, avalanches him, and connects with a snap overhead kick for a near fall. Joe hits some crossfaces and applies a nerve hold. Balor gets out with a jawbreaker. Joe shoves him into the ropes and forearms him, but Balor takes him down with an overhead kick. Both men are down. Balor gets to his feet, sidesteps Joe, and hits a kick to the face. Balor hits a running forearm and a dropkick to the head. Balor throws him out of the ring and hits a baseball slide. Balor stands on the apron and goes for a running kick to the face, but Joe catches it and sweeps the feet. Joe then murders him with a huge suicide dive! Joe puts Balor back in the ring and connects with an STO for another near fall. Joe goes for a uranage, but Balor fights out. Joe chops him and charges, but Balor takes him down with a Sling Blade. Balor goes for a running dropkick, but Joe sidesteps him and flattens him with a senton splash. Joe waits for him to get up and applies the Coquina Clutch. Balor slides out and hits a double stomp to the midsection. Balor dropkicks him to the corner and goes to the top rope, but Joe crotches him up there. Joe rips him off the ropes and applies the Coquina Clutch in the middle of the ring for the knockout victory.
Winner by Knockout: Samoa Joe
Roman Reigns will be a guest on Miz TV later tonight. We’ll take a look at Brock Lesnar versus AJ Styles from last night’s Survivor Series next.
Gallows and Anderson do a promo for WWE Shop’s Christmas sale. If you don’t buy, you’re a NERD.
Video Package: Brock Lesnar defeats AJ Styles at Survivor Series
Kurt Angle is walking backstage when Jason Jordan walks up to him. Jordan asks if he’s going to let this match with Braun Strowman go through. Jordan says he’s hurt. Angle can’t believe it and asks why he said he’s 100%. Jordan says he only did that because Triple H was out there. Angle says it would look bad if he canceled the match. Jordan says he’ll go through with it since he’s the only one on the roster that can beat Strowman. Jordan says he’s not afraid of Strowman. At the end of the night, Strowman will be telling horror stories about him.
Asuka vs. Dana Brooke
A pre-taped promo is shown of Dana Brooke blaming Asuka for costing her an opportunity at Survivor Series. Asuka took away her opportunity, so she’ll take away her undefeated streak.
They circle the ring, and Asuka kicks her before Brooke tries to reverse a whip, but Asuka doesn’t budge. Asuka blocks a kick, takes her down, and kicks her in the back. Asuka hits some knees to the face before kicking her twice in the spine. Asuka then stretches her out on the ropes. Asuka is just toying with her. Brooke gets up on the apron, and Asuka knocks her to the floor with a running hip attack. Asuka dances around in the ring and mocks Dana Brooke. Brooke tries to take her down, but Asuka doesn’t go down. Asuka digs her foot into the face, but Brooke pulls her into the ropes. Brooke kicks her in the knee to take her down to a knee. Brooke slaps her in the face. Asuka smiles and slaps away at her before elbowing her in the face. Asuka then floors her with a spinning head kick. Asuka kicks her in the face for the decisive victory.