Location: Minneapolis, MN at the Target Center
Date: October 24th, 2016
Airing Live On The USA Network
Welcome to the WWE Raw pre-show, and we are live on the WWE Network. Scott Stanford, Booker T, Lita, and Jerry Lawler hype what we will see tonight, which is Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins vs. Chris Jericho as well as Brock Lesnar’s appearance. There was a recap video package of Goldberg’s appearance on RAW last week shown.
Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw, there is a recap video of last week’s episode of Raw. Chris Jericho walked down to the ring to open the show. Jericho said that something bad has happened and that someone has stolen the list of Jericho. He said that he will not leave the ring until he gets his list back. Kevin Owens walks down to the ring. Owens said that they will find the list once the match is over. Jericho said no because that list is his emotional property. Stephanie McMahon then walked out and told him that she doesn’t have the list but Jericho has to wrestle tonight. Seth Rollins walked out and has the list. McMahon ordered that Rollins give him back the list. Rollins said that McMahon’s name is on the list and called her a stupid idiot. Rollins also noted that Jericho called Owens his former tag team partner on the list. Jericho denied it. Rollins said that Owens will not be the same after this Sunday and stated that he has been victorious in HIAC. Rollins believes he is the only man fitted to be WWE Champion. Rollins said that Owens is an ass kisser. Rollins vowed that he will not stop until he takes back the WWE Universal Title and burns WWE to the ground.
Amore and Cass begin to do a promo but are interrupted by Anderson and Gallows, who say that their games are over. Amore’s microphone cuts out but Amore screams their usually promo and asks how everyone is doing.
Singles Match: Enzo Amore vs. Karl Anderson.
Anderson hit Amore with a high elbow to start the match off. Amore knocked Anderson down and then hit him with a big right hand and went to the top rope. Anderson caught him and hit a spine buster.
We’re back with Anderson in control of Amore as he hit a flying knee. Anderson tossed him into the corner, and Amore hit a big boot. Amore with a series of right hands. Gallows got on the apron, Cass hit a big boot to Anderson and Amore rolled him up for the win.
Rusev cut a backstage promo about destroying Roman Reigns at HIAC and reclaiming his US Title back. Rusev said that he would make Reigns pay for embarrassing his wife and family.
The New Day walked out and cut a promo about retaining their Tag Team Titles against Sheamus and Cesaro.
Non-Title Match: Sheamus and Cesaro vs. The New Day.
Cesaro and Kofi locked up to begin the match. They exchange in a series of quick roll ups. Sheamus was tagged in and hit a power slam. Kofi tossed him into the corner and put the boots to him. Sheamus and Cesaro start arguing.
We’re back with Cesaro and Sheamus in control of Kofi. Moments later, Big E got the hot tag and hit a series of shoulder blocks to Sheamus. Cesaro and Kofi got the tags and Kofi hit a series of clotheslines. Cesaro caught him and hit a suplex for 2. Kofi rolled him up for 2. Cesaro with a series of uppercuts and Kofi hit the SOS for 2. Big E was tagged in and went for his finisher, but Cesaro knocked him down. Cesaro with an uppercut to Kofi. Big E clotheslined Sheamus out of the ring and launched Kofi outside of the ring, but Cesaro hit him with an uppercut. Sheamus with a big boot to Big E for the win.
Winners: Sheamus and Cesaro.
Bayley was supposed to wrestle Dana Brooke, but before the match started, Brooke said that she beat Bayley last week and challenged her to an arm wrestling match. Brooke gave her a cheap shot in the middle of the match and attacked her. Bayley hit her finisher, and Brooke rolled out of the ring.
Jericho demanded that McMahon gets the list back to him tonight. McMahon said if Jericho doesn’t compete tonight then he is suspended.
Curtis Axel cuts a promo in the ring about being attacked by Bo Dallas last week. Axel said that his roots run deep in Minnesota and every time he steps into the ring he carries the legacy of his grandfather and his father. Axel said that he would not let Dallas walk over his family’s legacy.
Singles Match: Curtis Axel vs. Bo Dallas.
Axel attacks him, but Dallas caught him with a clothesline. Dallas went for his finisher, but Axel blocked and hit a fishermen suplex for 2. Dallas knocked him down and rained down a series of strikes. Axel fought back with a series of right hands and clotheslines. Axel with a back elbow and then a running knee strike for 2. Axel with a series of knee strikes. Dallas rolled him up for the win.
A guy walks up and tells Jericho that the list is around the corner. Jericho finds the list in Braun Strowman’s hands. Strowman told him to ask nicely. Jericho does. Strowman said that he doesn’t see Sami Zayn’s name on the list. Jericho told Strowman that he just made the list and put it on there.
Reigns cut a backstage promo about how Rusev has never been in an HIAC match. Reigns issued a final warning to Rusev and vowed to retain his US Title this Sunday.
Tag Team Match: R-Truth and Goldust vs. The Shining Stars.
Goldust and Epico start things off. Epico knocked him down and hit a springboard dive for 2. Goldust fought back and hit a scoop slam to Epico for 2. R-Truth and Primo got the hot tags. R-Truth hit a series of clotheslines then a spinning elbow for 2. R-Truth fell out of the ring with Titus O’Neil pulled down the middle rope. Back in the ring, Primo was knocked off the top rope and Goldust and R-Truth hit their tag team finisher for the win.
Winners: R-Truth and Goldust.
Mick Foley is in the ring and cuts a promo about how a moment in WWE can make a Superstar legendary. Charlotte and Sasha Banks walked down to the ring for their contract signing. Charlotte demanded that she is allowed to sign the contract. Banks said that she has watched every HIAC in history and she is ready. Foley said that the match is not just a cell but it has no heart or soul. Foley said that once you think that you get it out of your head it creeps up on you and reminds you of the horrors that it brings. Charlotte said that she has conquered everything that she has faced. Banks said that she will crawl out of the cell to retain the title. Charlotte called her weak. Banks said that she has never stayed down in her life and is not afraid to face Charlotte. Foley said that they should be scared and he is living proof. Foley asked them to tell them that they need to know the risks of making history this Sunday night at HIAC. They both sign the contract.
Singles Match: Rich Swann vs. Brian Kendrick. TJ Perkins was on commentary for the match.
They lock up, and Swann caught him with a drop kick and we cut to break.
We’re back with Swann hitting a drop kick to Kendrick for 2. Swann hit a powerbomb for 2. Kendrick fought back and hit a back moonsault for 2. Kendrick caught him with a big boot but ran into a back elbow. Kendrick with a front slam. Swann rolled him up for the win.
Owens cut a backstage promo about how he has always wanted to wrestle in an HIAC match. Owens said that after Sunday, there would be no one talking about how great an HIAC match is because he will destroy Rollins this Sunday.
Before the scheduled match, Braun Strowman said he doesn’t see any competition right now. Sami Zayn attacked him from behind and then slapped him. Strowman chased him around the ring, and Zayn caught him with a drop kick and hit an outside dive, but Strowman caught him and sent him into the barricade. A match between the two never took place.
There was a backstage segment with Perkins and Kendrick. Kendrick asked him for help. Perkins doesn’t want to help him. Kendrick said that the clock is ticking for him and if he can’t win on Sunday then he can’t provide for his family. Perkins said he doesn’t know who he is anymore. Perkins said that he should try to go out there and win. Kendrick said that he needs Perkins to let him win. Perkins left the locker room.
Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman walk down to the ring. Heyman said that he has been authorized to talk about Goldberg, who thinks he was Lesnar before Lesnar was around. Heyman points out a smart ass Goldberg fan in the crowd and those chants are pissing Lesnar off. Heyman said that Goldberg won’t even be able to be put back together after Lesnar is done with him. Heyman said all of the people chanting for Goldberg need to stop or Lesnar will make them stop. Heyman said that this is all of Goldberg’s fault. The fans then start to chant Goldberg sucks. Lesnar’s music hits and they walk to the back.
Owens asked if Jericho was happy now that he has his list. Jericho said that he would never put Owens on the list. Owens said of course because they’re best friends.
Non-Title Triple Threat Match: Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins vs. Chris Jericho.
Owens and Jericho ducked out of the ring to begin the match. Jericho and Owens went after Rollins. Rollins kicked both of them and covered Jericho for 2. Rollins hit an overcastle off the top rope to Jericho and tossed Owens to the floor. Rollins with a kick to Jericho but Owens pulled Rollins out of the ring and sent him into the barricade. Rollins reversed and then sent Owens into the barricade. Rollins hit an outside dive to Owens and Jericho. Back in the ring, Owens hit a clothesline to Rollins. Owens missed a cannonball in the corner and Rollins hit a springboard knee to Owens for 2. Rollins hit a clothesline and went for the Pedigree but Jericho walked in and Jericho dropped him and went for the Walls of Jericho. Jericho with a back elbow and then went for the LionSault, but Rollins put his knees up. Owens knocked Rollins down from behind. Owens and Jericho double teamed Rollins. Owens hit a back splash off the middle rope. Rollins dumped Owens to the floor and hit a superkick to Jericho. Rollins with an outside dive onto Owens. Rollins missed a frog splash on Jericho in the ring and Jericho hit the Codebreaker for 2. Owens started slapping Rollins. They went for a double suplex but Rollins power bombed them off the middle rope and double pinned them for the win.
Post-match, Jericho and Owens attacked Rollins. However, Rollins fought back and attacked Owens. Security held them both back but Owens broke free and hit a powerbomb to Rollins on the apron.