RAW and Smack-down Show notes

**RAW — recap of Kane returning to face Braun.

Roman opened the show. The Miztourage came out to defend Miz’s so-called title. Elias took the offer that Roman made for a title shot. It was a hard-fought battle with the Miztourage also getting in on the act but Roman kept the belt in the end

Seth Rollins vs Cesaro — (Sheamus on holidays in Ireland and Dean on his honeymoon) With a knockout knee, Seth takes the win.

Samoa Joe vs Titus O’Neil — Joe wins by submission

Sasha Banks/Mickie James/Bayley but Paige and her girls took out Bayley/Mickie leaving Sasha on her own. Sasha gets taken out by Paige and her girls also.

Bray Wyatt on the mic, faced Matt Hardy. thanks to Sister Abigail Bray takes out Matt.

Cruiser weight match

Jason Jordan took on Kane in a rematch, Jason injured his knee and was counted out but Kane was out to destroy Jason at all cost. Finn’s music started and here he comes. Just as Kane was about to really injure Finn, Braun comes out for some payback.

**Smack-down — opened with a recap with Kevin Owens/Samy Zayn

Daniel and Shane in the ring chatting about firing Owens/Zayn. Owens in a no D.Q match and Zayne was barred from ringside.

The New Day took on Shelton Benjamin/Chad Gable. The Usos were at ringside. New Day with the win

Recap of what took place last week in the Women’s division when Ruby Riot, Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan. (reporting that Becky will be out for some time but she is away filming a movie)

The Bludgeon Brothers vs the Hype Bros – once again Luke and Erick with the short win. Hype Bros just split up as Mojo turned on Zack.

The Singh Brothers faced A.J Styles in a 2 on 1 handicapped match. Jinder Mahal jumped A.j before the bell even rang. Thanks to a 2nd rope styles clash, A.J got the win. Jinder let the Singh Brothers know he was not happy.

Charlotte/Naomi/Natalya met for the first time Ruby Riot/Liv Morgan/Sarah Logan – Natalya walked out, the Riot Squad on a 3 to 1 advantage pinned Charlotte.

Kevin Owens vs Randy Orton in a no D.Q and Samy Zayn was banned from ringside. With help from Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens steals the win.

 

 

 

 

 

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Survivor Series Fallout Notes from RAW and Smackdown

Both shows took place Houston, Texas

**RAW — Show opened with Stephanie McMahon in the ring. Kurt’s job is safe. Triple H came out to join Stephanie. Kurt joins, H and Stephanie in the ring. (rumor has it this is a feud that will end at Wrestlemania) Jason Jordan came out fuming from the pedigree that H game him to take his place on the Survivor Series team. H seemed to forget about what Braun did to him. (the crowd chanted to H “You’re a Coward”.

Finn Balor and Samoa Joe would continue their battles in singles action. Joe won by submission.

Asuka took on Dana Brooke, with Dana finding out what Asuka’s undefeated streak is all about.

Miz T.V with The Shield. Set up for Roman’s match with Miz at the end of the night for the Intercontinental Championship.

Dean Ambrose and Sheamus continued to beat up each other with dirty deeds taking care of Sheamus thanks to Seth taking care of Cesaro

Alexa Bliss in the ring talking about her match with Charlotte, Mickie James out to join her. Bayley, Sasha, Alicia Fox also joined Miss Bliss, as far as she is concerned, no one is good enough to have a title shot. In the middle of match, Paige walks out, Sonya De’ville and Mandy Rose from NXT have joined the Women’s division.

Braun vs Jason Jordan began as the typical Braun dominate match until Kane showed up and did his own damage to Braun.

Enzo Amore and the Cruiser weights.

The Miz vs Roman for the Intercontinental Belt — Roman with help from Ambrose and Rollins to keep Cesaro/Sheamus on the outside. Wins the belt. (story line change of belt as Miz is off to film a movie/birth of first child)

**SMACK DOWN**

Show opened with Shane in the ring to talk about Survivor Series. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayne came out to the ring. Owens bragged they would have beaten The Shield or anyone else in a handicapped match. As Shane was about to fire Samy/Kevin Daniel Bryan walked out. The New Day vs Owens/Zayne in a Lumber Jack match.

Daniel sent Randy Orton home because he couldn’t trust himself what he would do to Kevin if he got his hands on him but Randy and Kevin will face off next week

Shelton Benjamin would go to war with Jey Uso.  It was physical, both the boys would give it everything but it would be Shelton taking out he win.

Ruby Riot, Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan have joined the Women’s division.

Hype Bros faced off with the Bludgeon Brothers (Luke Harper/Erick Rowan – got to  give credit for a revamp) Needless to day that Luke/Erick with the win.

A.J Styles came out to talk about his Survivor Series match with Brock Lesnar. A.J. A.J and Jinder will have their rematch at Clash of Champions. (rumor is that Jinder will win back the belt as they ready for a series of live shows in India)

Charlotte vs Natalya for the Women’s belt but the complete match never happened thanks to Ruby Riot, Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan interfering.

A.J to face the Singh Brothers in a Handicap Match next week

Lumber Jack match — The New Day vs Kevin Owens/Samy Zayne – Things worked for a bit until the Bobby Roode/Baron Corbin came to blows. The Lumber Jacks fought their way to the locker room leaving The New Day/ Kevin Owens and Sami Zayne. Owens did a runner leaving Zayne in the ring with a 3 on 1 beat down by the new day.

 

31 st Survivor Series in Houston,Texas

The pre show featured Elias facing off against Matt Hardy. The doors are open, it’s kinda say to have a match this early in the pre show. What crowd is already seated is pulling for Matt. Elias is a good solid wrestler but can be sneaky. Matt dips into his bag or tricks to create a break. Elias takes it to Matt and gets the win.

205 Live – Cruiserweight Championship – Kalisto vs Enzo Amore — If you blink your going to miss it. Enzo has champion’s advantage. The crowd is better but still not into the match. Since splitting with Big Cass, Enzo has found quite the nasty streak. Enzo hanging Kalisto out to dry for the 2nd time but it didn’t work as Kalisto pulled himself out-of-the-way. Thanks to exposing part of the turnbuckle, Enzo works it in his favor to retain the belt.

Samy Zayne/Kevin Owens vs Breezango — Sami and Kevin complaining about how they are not on Team Blue, that it’s all Shane’s fault. Owns and Zayne get the win. It was an even match, but Owens/Zayne have that bit sneaky to pull out a win. As much as they are not liked Owens/Zayne do have fans.

The New Day vs The Shield — this match can go either way, who can play the game. Catching that edge to win. What a hell of a spear by Big E on Dean. It’s an even match in my book but who can set up and steal the win. Xavier tried an eye poke but it didn’t work. In the nick of time Woods saves the match. It’s falling apart. It fell apart but The Shield gets the well-earned win.

Lady Team Blue — Becky/Carmella/Natalya/Tamina/Naomi vs Lady Team Red — Alicia Fox/Bayley/Sasha Banks/Nia Jax/Asuka — (once eliminated off to the locker room) Bayley eliminated Becky, Asuka wasn’t sure if to take in and Sasha encouraged her to do so. Tomina takes out Bayley. 4 all. Nia and Tomina in the ring. Nia Jax is eliminated by count out. Alicia Fox and Naomi are both out. Asuka and Sasha are the only 2 left for Raw, Carmella, Tomina and Natalya are left for Smackdown. Asuka gets rid of Carmella, Sasha had to tap thanks to Tomina. Asuka turned the tables and takes out Tamina. Asuka made Natalya tap out. Team Red Wins.

Baron Corbin vs The Miz — This fight is personal. Maryse is at ringside. The universe is divided for their favorite in this match. Miz has the help from the Miztourage. Working on the knee of Corbin. Corbin has taken out Bo and Curt but the knee is still causing issues. Corbin pulls his finishing move “End of Days” out of nowhere to get the win.

The Bar (Sheamus,Cesaro) vs The Usos — this match can go either way, both team can play as dirty as ever to get the win. Sheamus and Jimmy starting the match. Cesaro with the sharpshooter on Jay. Been a great match, its everything that Survivor series is all about. Pulling out everything you have for the win. Sheamus kicking out at 2 and 1/2. This is match is going on the best of list for me today. It’s eerie to hear the kicks connecting. 2 wins all with The Usos taking the win.

Charlotte Flair vs Alexa Bliss — I am pulling for Charlotte in this, dressed in blue. Alexa in red, Charlotte and Alexa can both pull out the nasty. Alexa is dishing it out giving Charlotte everything but she is starting to get frustrated. Charlotte can play coy also. Charlotte moonsault misses, someone has to dig for the nasty. Charlotte makes the 5 feet of fury tap out.

A.J Styles vs Brock Lesnar — I am an A.J fan and would love for him to win this but its going to be an uphill battle. A.J out first tonight, Brock has had the belt for 231 days, WWE Universe sound almost even as who they are going for. Brock just threw A.J like he was a rag doll. There is no way A.J Can survive this, as much as I want him too, Brock is out of his league. No matter what A.J tries he just can’t find that opening he needs. A.J with a second wind and an open window taking Brock down. Damn, A.J went for the forearm and Brock with a german suplex. What a 450 by A.J but it wasn’t enough. They are giving as well as they are taking. A.J got the calf crusher on, Brock should have tapped out but dribbling A.J’s head was more fun. Dam it A.J for trying more time, Brock with an F5 and A.J had nothing left to kick out with.

Men’s 5 on 5 — Raw introduced with Kurt, Finn, Samoa Joe, Braun, Triple H vs Shane, Randy, Bobby Roode, Shinsuke Nakamura, John Cena (free agent). Shane went after Braun but that was a mistake and he got out. I like Triple H with the giggles, watching it play out. I think this can go either way. NXT chants from the crowd. Shinsuke and Finn in the ring, this would be a great match on its own, Triple H wanted in to face Shin, Bobby Roode with his first time facing Triple H, I got giggles this is great. Braun takes out Shinsuke, Bobby is out thanks to Braun.John and Randy facing Braun, The announce table is about to become a weapon. It took all of Smackdown to put Braun through the table. The let’s go cena, cena sucks is louder than the announcers. John eliminates Samoa Joe. John is out thanks to Kurt with help from Finn. It gets quiet for a bit but then crowd gets back in it. Randy with a RKO on Finn. Kevin and Sami take out Shane, thanks to a chair he is teeing off on Sami and Kevin. Randy out thanks to Braun, now its all up to Shane on his own. Triple H tagged himself in, Kurt tags himself in for a captain vs captain. Triple H just helped Shane beat Kurt, even the crowd is dumbfounded. Triple H wanted to be the one to pin Shane for the win.

 

 

NXT Takeover Houston — War Games

It is going to be electric tonight as feuds are going to come to a head and some surprises along the way. The chants of “NXT” ringing out already.

The 1st War Games in almost 20 years. (NO roof tonight, Triple H wanted it and Vince said no. the original had a top on the cage.)

Percy, Mauro and Nigel are calling the action tonight.

Kassius Ohno vs Lars Sullivan — Kassius got one hell of a cheer from the crowd (dressed in blue tonight) Lars in red trunks and looking as mean as ever. Lars with a knee brace on the right knee. Lars is taking it to Ohno, not allowing him to get anything started. A pop up power slam by Lars out of no where. Lars went to the top rope but no one home and Kassius needs to jump on the open door. Lars is on the mat and Oh no needs to keep him there. Lars pulls out the win but Ohno really made him work at it.

Aleister Black vs Velveteen Dream  — This can go either way. With the roar of the crowd, they are waiting for this one to explode which I have no doubt it will. Up to tonight Black is undefeated. The crowd chanting “Velveteen” That smack you heard was Rabbit’s foot connecting with Black’s jaw. Black with a window and they are trading punches. The crowd make it hard at times to hear the announcers. Plenty of trash talking by Rabbit but not much from Black. Aleister Black with the well-earned win. I can’t see this feud being over anytime soon.

The women’s title has been vacant since Asuka retired and tonight thanks to a fatal 4 way, it will be filled. Ember Moon, Kairi Sane (Mae Young winner) Nikki Cross (from Sanity who can be extremely dangerous) Payton Royce, she can play dirty as the rest of them. Ember is working with a sense of urgency, she has been so close so many times and this is her best chance to finally take what she has come so close to winning in the past. I always enjoy the ladies of NXT, they have no issue giving it all they have. Finally Ember Moon is your new NXT Ladies Champion. It’s been along road but what a fight to the end. Just as William Regal was about to hand Ember the title, Asuka tapped him on the shoulder and ask if she could present the title to Ember.

The next NXT Takeover will be Royal Rumble weekend.

Drew McIntyre vs Andrade “Cien” Almas for the NXT title. Drew has the height advantage. Selena getting in on things as Andrade has the ref tied up. The NXT crowd is mainly pulling for Drew, who seems better at adapting to the change. Another great match tonight with the boys leaving it all in the ring. Almas has made too many  little mistakes. Selina Vegas keeps trying to help Almas and Drew is still kicking out. I can’t wait for the rematch, thanks to the little brat Almas is the new NXT champion. It was a hell of a match, they both emptied the tank. Time to celebrate for the fans of Almas.

War Games Triple Threat Match – 2 rings and 1 unforgiving cage. Undisputed ERA, Authors of Pain and Sanity. Dusty Rhodes created War Games. You can only win by pinfall or submission only after your team is in the match. Escape the cage and your team forfeits the match. Sanity (NXT tag team champs) enter first, Eric Young heads to the ring, Undisputed ERA are next to enter with Adam Cole in the ring, Authors of Pain with Roderick Strong, Roderick to the ring to start the match. 5 minutes before any team can join.

Undisputed Era have the advantage in the games, but here come the Authors of Pain to help Strong, this match is still not legal until all teams are in the ring. Authors of Pain used Strong in a defense throw. The rest of Sanity is in the ring and now everything is legal. Trash cans, steel chairs and baseball bats have all been tossed in. The crowd ask for tables and Sanity has agreed. Dillon Kane locked the door and ate the key. Anything and everything is legal. Hard to hear the announcers with the crowd going off. There are bodies everywhere, they keep trying to win this match and someone finds a way to stop the pin. How in the world does Adam Cole manage to survive?

Holy crap, from the top of the cage, Adam Cole and Roderick Strong with a suplex from the top of the cage. The NXT Crowd showing the appreciation chanting “This is Awesome”

Adam Cole and Undisputed ERA are your survivors. (Dusty Rhodes said you don’t win, you survive War Games)

Hard to find words to this match, none of the guys who have taken part will never be the same. Who knows what injuries have been suffered in all of this?

 

Smackdown Live — Going Home

It’s the final show before Survivor Series and anything can happen. As we saw on RAW yesterday with the arrival of Triple H joining the red team. There was a rumor of a retaliation attack by Raw to Smackdown and if it happens it will be tonight.

Show opens with Shane rallying the troops.

Sin Cara vs Baron Corbin — winner faces the Miz. Sin Cara made Corbin work for that win.

Daniel Bryan has returned. Talking how RAW is afraid and they had to add Triple H. Smackdown added John Cena but he was a free agent. Daniel just announced A.J Styles. Daniel just cut his best promo ever, even if it’s for A.J.

Jinder Mahal telling A.J once Brock has ripped him to shreds, Jinder will take back his belt.

Charlotte Flair  vs Natalya — winner faces Alexa Bliss at Summerslam. It feels like the crowd are pulling for Charlotte. This is the most nasty I have seen these two. Charlotte made Nattie tap. Charlotte will face Alexa Bliss. As Charlotte was walking up the ramp, Ric Flair’s music started and Charlotte thought he was home but he was there.

The Usos cutting a promo for their match on Sunday, they are in single match with Chad Gable vs Jay Usos, should have been a tag team match. Jay with the win and assist from Jimmy.

The New Day facing Kevin Owens/Sami Zayne — It’s been all the New Day but Kevin and Sami have turned the tables. Oh No, The Shield’s music just started. Kevin and Samy bailed. Cesaro/Sheamus have joined the mess in the ring.

Talk about under siege RAW is everywhere.

Kurt Angle brought Braun Strowman.

All hell has broke loose

Its called Karma

See you on Sunday at Survivor Series

 

 

RAW Live — Going Home Show, in Atlanta, Georgia

Stephanie and Kurt Angle in the ring talking about Survivor Series. Stephanie stopped mid sentence as The Shield arrive. The Shield have issued a challenge to The New Day at Survivor series. The New Day has accepted the challenge.

The Shield vs Miz/Cesaro/Sheamus. It has been on for young and old. Every dirty trick in the book used. The Miz all on his own,  payback for all the mouthing off the Miz did. The first time in 3 years The Shield gets the victory.

Brock Lesnar to respond to facing A. J Styles. On the way to the ring with Paul Heyman.

Bayley/Mickie James/Dana Brooke — team RAW is ringside. Bayley with the win. Dana had a go at Asuka which could be a good match down the road.

Cruiserweight – (Enzo facing Kalisto for the Cruiserweight title on Sunday at Survivor Series) Champion Enzo Amore/Drew Glack facing Kalisto and Akira Tozawa. Enzo and Drew with the win.

Miz T.V. – With Bo and Curt in tow. Cesaro/Sheamus bragging how they are the best team around.

Looks like everyone is healthy and cleared since Bray Wyatt is on his way to the ring. Jason Jordan in the ring. This will be a lot of experience for Jason. I can see Bray using every dirty trick he knows and a few yet to be discovered. I have no clue what just happened, Jason Jordan just beat Bray. Bray is not happy.

Kurt int he ring to announce Jason’s replacement. Jason is begging Kurt to let him stay on the team. All he wants is to fight side by side against Smackdown. Stephanie just told Kurt to make the announcement now. Holy Crap kids, here comes The Game. The 5th member of Team Raw is Triple H.

Finn Balor/Samoa Joe vs Anderson/Gallows — This should be interesting to see if Finn and Joe for one night can work together. The match did fall apart but Joe and Finn pulled out the win.

Braun Stroham vs Kane — The match never officially started, as Kane and Braun traded slaps. After that it was taking it to the other. Kane dragged a table out but not much became of it. Braun got Kane on his shoulder for a running power bomb and Braun found his spot and they just broke the floor.

Braun power bombed Kane through the floor.

 

 

Smackdown in Manchester

Shane opening the show — November 19th. Shane holds Stephanie/Kurt responsible for Daniel Bryan getting hurt. New Day on the way to join Shane in the ring. OH NO — here comes Kevin Owens and Sami Zayne. Shane putting Sami in a match with Kofi Kingston.

Sami Zayne vs Kofi Kingston — it was actually a good match, back and forth but Kofi with the win, Kevin tried to get his hands on Kofi but Big E and Xavier were too much.

The Bludgeon Brothers.

Rusev/Aiden English vs Randy Orton — Rusev has to beat Randy to get to Survivor Series. Rusev’s frustrations get the better of him and Randy gets the win.

Becky Lynch vs James Ellsworth — No clue what to think of this one. The crowd chanting “Becky’s going to kill you”. Becky made Ellsworth tap out. Carmella just flattened Ellsworth.

Natalya defends the Women’s belt against Charlotte and the winner faces Alexa Bliss.

The Usos vs Gable/Benjamin — It’s on for young and old. Gable and Benjamin get the win via count out.

A.J Styles vs Jinder Mahal – A. J is going to have to deal with Jinder and the Singh Brothers. AS long as Jinder keeps A. J down it’s his advantage. A.J speed is his advantage. EVen the Ref flinched with that kick. Jinder is in this and to this point the Singh Brothers are staying out. A.J got all of the 450 but the Singh Brothers pulled him out. A.J with the ring awareness to get his foot on the rope.

A.J DID IT, The first time the title has changed hands over season.

This was way overdue. A.J is on his way to Survivor series and a meeting with Brock Lesnar.