WWE Monday Night Raw Results – October 2nd, 2017: Roman Reigns Challenges For IC Title, Braun Strowman vs. Seth Rollins


Show: Raw

Location: Denver, CO at the Pepsi Center

Date: October 2nd, 2017

Results by David Dengis of WrestleNewz.com

Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw. There was a moment of silence for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting. There is a recap video of last week’s episode of Raw shown.

Singles Match: Seth Rollins vs. Braun Strowman

The two come face-to-face and then Rollins initiates the fight. He kicks Strowman but Strowman returns fire, laying Rollins out with ease. Strowman goes for a Powerslam but Rollins slides off his back. Rollins slaps Strowman in the face and Strowman looks at him with rage in his eyes. Strowman chases Rollins around the ring, and after Rollins bounces off the ropes, Strowman presses him up and lets him drop face-first on the mat.

Strowman whips Rollins hard into the corner. Rollins is rocked and is selling the beating he’s taking. Strowman twists Rollins’ arm behind his back and Rollins yells out in pain. Rollins manages to hang Strowman on the top rope from the apron. He goes to the top turnbuckle but Strowman grabs him and throws him off. Strowman continues his assault. As he charges in, Rollins pulls down the top rope and Strowman tumbles over and out to the floor. Strowman manages to land on his feet and then catches Rollins with a big punch as he goes for a suicide dive. Commercial break.

Back again and Strowman throws Rollins across the ring and sends him rolling outside. Strowman goes out after him and throws him into the ring post. Strowman tries to launch Rollins into the ring post again but Rollins slides off the back and pushes Strowman into it. Rollins rolls back into the ring and then hits a suicide dive out onto Strowman. Rollins manages to get Strowman back in the ring. He hits a couple springboard clotheslines and staggers the Monster. He finally executes a blockbuster and that puts Strowman down. Rollins follows up with a superkick and Strowman stands and that makes Strowman take a knee. Rollins lands another superkick to the kneeling Strowman.

As Rollins moves in, Strowman suddenly explodes and delivers a Powerslam to Rollins for the pinfall.

Winner: Braun Strowman

After the match, Strowman does another Powerslam to Rollins for good measure before walking away from the ring. Strowman stops halfway up the ramp and decides to go back and continue his assault. Before he can get to the ring, Dean Ambrose’s music hits and he runs out to help his partner. The scrap into the ring and Ambrose is having some success. As Ambrose comes off the top rope, Strowman catches him on the way down. He delivers a Powerslam to Ambrose and then steps over the top rope, leaving, as his music plays. Rollins and Ambrose lay wasted in the ring.

Mickie James is walking through the backstage area and some of the other women are snickering at her. Emma finally tells her, coyly, that even at Mickie’s age she still has a secret admirer. Someone left her a present in her locker room. Mickie goes in and finds a pack of Depends Adult Diapers. Mickies storms to Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss’ room but Nia Jax answers the door and says Bliss is afraid Mickie is too fragile so she can’t come through. Jax doesn’t mind if she’s fragile and challenges Mickie to a match which Mickie accepts.

Bray Wyatt is in a smoky room repeating crazy ramblings over and over.

-Commercial Break-

Elias is in the ring with his guitar. The crowd boos and he tells them not to start with him. Then he starts to hit them with some insults. After that, he starts playing his song. Titus O’Neil’s music hits and he comes out for their match.

Singles Match: Elias vs. Titus O’Neil

Titus opens up the match aggressively and starts taking it to Elias. Titus whips Elias into the corner and follows with a splash. Elias runs into a big boot from Titus and is knocked out of the ring. Apollo Crews is standing nearby and Elias suddenly turns and pushes him. Titus comes out and tries to bring Elias back in the ring but Elias hits him with a cheap shot as the referee is distracted by Crews, who was trying to respond to Elias pushing him.

Back in the ring and Elias hits a Drift Away for the victory.

Winner: Elias

Titus poses and splashes Elias in the corner. Titus with a big boot that sends Elias to the floor. Titus argues with the referee as Elias takes his time coming back in. Elias shoves Crews. Crews comes back over as Elias taunts him. The referee warns Crews. Titus tries to bring Elias back in by his hair but Elias gets a cheap shot in. This leads to Elias hitting the Drift Away for the win.

-Commercial Break-

Singles Match: Nia Jax vs. Mickie James

Alexa Bliss comes out to ringside to watch the match. Bell sounds and Jax bowls over Mickie as she’s distracted by Bliss. Jax whips Mickies into the corner and then tosses her across the ring. Mickie’s throat is draped across the bottom rope and Jax puts her foot down on the back of Mickie’s head, choking her. Then Jax applies a bearhug. Mickie tries to get out of it but then Jax scoops and slams her. Jax starts working on Mickie’s arm. Mickie stands and tries to turn the tide but Jax sends her flying out of the ring. Commercial break.

Back again and Mickie is trying to put something together. She starts landing some shots on Jax and has her reeling against the ropes. Mickie is building up but suddenly Jax slams her and stops the momentum abruptly. She pins but Mickie kicks out. Jax applies another bearhug but Mickie escapes and starts coming back again. She lands some shots and drop kicks Jax in the knees. Jax explodes and drives Mickie back into the corner. She puts Mickie on the top rope but then Mickie fights her off and plants Jax with a tornado DDT.

Mickie pins but then Bliss runs in and attacks her, causing the ref to disqualify Jax.

Winner: Mickie James (DQ)

Bliss and Mickie fight at ringside until Mickie lands a big kick that levels Bliss on the floor. Her music plays as she taunts Bliss and Jax before leaving.

Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore is asked how he feels about be abhorred by the entire division and he just stands there, silently, looking like he’s about to cry or something.

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