WWE Monday Night Raw Results – October 16th, 2017: Surprise Return, Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman, TLC Go-Home Show

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Show: Raw

Location: Portland, OR at the Moda Center at the Rose Quarter

Date: October 16th, 2017

Results by David Dengis of WrestleNewz.com


Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw. There is a recap video of last week’s episode of Raw. There are tables, ladders, and chairs on the stage. Kurt Angle walks down to the ring to open the show. 


He says that it’s safe to say The Shield is back together. This Sunday they have a big match but what does Angle have planned for tonight? The Shield then comes out, entering through the audience like the days of old, wearing their old gear. The Shield surrounds the ring before stepping through the ropes and circling Angle. Angle looks slightly intimidated as The Shield eyeballs him coldly.

Angle hands Roman Reigns the mic and tells the audience it’s time to hear from The Shield. Reigns tells Angle that was a good choice because those who don’t defer to the big dogs in that ring get their ass beat. Seth Rollins grabs the mic and tells Reigns to take it easy. He thanks Angle and then tells the crowd he’s excited to be there. The Shield is back and better than ever. Dean Ambrose grabs the mic and says that there is no force of nature as powerful in this world as The Shield and The Miz, Braun Strowman and The Bar are going to find out this Sunday.

Ambrose then challenges their Sunday opponents to come out and throw down right now. Strowman’s music hits and he comes walking out with The Bar and The Miz. Angle tells them they better not come to the ring because the 3 on 4 match isn’t happening tonight. He threatens punitive action and the two teams oblige, staring at each other from across the set with tension and hatred worn on all their faces.


Elias is in the ring with Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson. He introduces his two “good brothers”. Gallows & Anderson warm up their vocal chords in preparation for performing with Elias. Gallows hits some notes saying the word “Nerd” over and over. Then Anderson sings a Honky Tonk Man song to warm up. Elias tells them that was pretty good and then they all start playing a song called “Jason (Jordan) is a nerd.” Jordan’s music hits and he comes out with Titus O’Neil and Apollo Crews.


6-Man Tag Team Match: Elias, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson vs. Titus O’Neil, Apollo Crews & Jason Jordan

Match begins and Titus takes it to Gallows, clotheslining him out of the ring. Everyone runs in and the babyfaces clear the ring as the heels regroup at ringside. Commercial break.

Back again and Anderson is cutting the ring off from Titus. Titus finally makes some space and gets a tag to Jordan, who comes in hot. Jordan delivers a series of suplexes. Crews tags in and hits Anderson with a spinning sitout powerbomb for the 3-count.

Winners: Titus O’Neil, Apollo Crews & Jason Jordan

Emma is interviewed backstage and she is upset that everyone keeps talking about Asuka instead of her. Last week Emma beat 4 of the best women in the world. What has Asuka done? Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss comes in and agrees with Emma. She thanks Emma for starting the women’s revolution. Bliss says young stars like themselves are the real locker room leaders and they need to stick together. Emma agrees to team with Bliss tonight.


Cruiserweight Singles Match: Cedric Alexander vs. Jack Gallagher

Brian Kendrick is in the ring with Gallagher and then Rich Swann comes out to have Cedric’s back. The match starts and Cedric takes control early. Kendrick creates a distraction and Gallagher takes advantage, attacking Cedric from behind. Gallagher knocks Cedric down and then puts on a rear chin-lock. Cedric stands up but Gallagher nails him with a drop kick and then a hard kick to the back.

Gallagher continues to lands some shots until Cedric fires back. Cedric hits a jumping kick to Gallagher’s head. Kendrick tries to create another distraction but Swann takes him out. Cedric hits Gallagher with a Lumbar Check for the pinfall.


Winner: Cedric Alexander

The Miz, Miztourage and The Bar come out to the ring for Miz TV. Miz starts cutting a promo saying that Kurt Angle prevented the people from being able to see what they wanted to see. Cesaro starts talking through the mouth guard he’s wearing and his voice sounds funny and then Sheamus stats talking and the crowd chants, “You look stupid!” Sheamus tells them to respect the ‘hawk. The Bar and Miz rattle off all the thing they are going to do to The Shield when they face them on Sunday. Miz says there is nothing he wouldn’t do for his teammates. With that, he wants to introduce his guest tonight, one of his teammates, Braun Strowman.

Strowman comes out and tells Miz that he would have shattered The Shield tonight. They broke him through the announce table last week because none of them could ever face him on their own. Tonight, Strowman will be locked inside the cage with Reigns so Reigns can’t run away from him. Miz then expresses his desire to get in the ring with his team and take on The Shield. he runs through the 4 members and then starts to introduce a 5th. Kurt Angle comes out and says Miz is pushing it. Angle agreed to a 4th member and Miz isn’t going to get a 5th.


Miz starts trying to dispute Angle’s decision. Angle tells him to shut up but allows for a stipulation. If Strowman beats Reigns tonight, then Miz can have his 5 teammates, but if Reigns wins, Sunday’s match goes back to 3 on 3. Also, Angle bans everyone from ringside during the cage match.

Women’s Singles Match: Alicia Fox vs. Sasha Banks

Bell sounds and Sasha gets Fox down quickly and into a Bank Statement but Fox escapes. Fox slides out of the ring for a breather but Sasha drags her back up into the ring. Fox gets an advantage and hits Sasha with a big tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a 2-count. Irish whip and Sasha lands a crossbody into a pin. Fox kicks out and levels Sasha with a clothesline as they scramble to their feet. Fox puts on a rear chin-lock again and wrenches and ragdolls Sasha in the hold.

Sasha gets to her feet and as they scramble, Sasha whips Fox to the mat by her arm and puts on a Bank Statement. Fox is forced to tap out.

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