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WWE Raw results, live blog (Oct. 30, 2017): Under Siege aftermath

WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Oct. 30, 2017) from the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, featuring more build to Survivor Series, and maybe a pre-Halloween scare or two.

Advertised for tonight: the Raw Superstars react to SmackDown’s attack last week, and more!

Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the Raw live blog kicks off once the show starts on USA. It will be below this line here. (REMINDER: NO GIFS OR PICS ARE ALLOWED IN THE COMMENTS SECTION. OFFENDERS WILL BE BANNED.)


We live our life in grieved desire, our hopeless is getting higher. You cry for freedom, but nobody hear you. The end of the world is true-- Burst command 'til war! Liveblog command 'til end of show!

The show opens with a recap of last week's show-closing invasion from the SmackDown locker room.

Live in the arena, the Raw locker room is assembled on the stage, with Kurt Angle in the ring to address them. Usually he comes out with a smile on his face, but tonight's different. Last week, Shane McMahon took friendly competition way too far and Raw paid for it, so right now he wants to apologize. He let his friendship with Shane blind him, and they paid the price for it.

It's a slap in the face to everybody, and he put them in harm's way, but he promises it'll never happen again. And at Survivor Series, he promises--

Enter Stephanie McMahon. She says she can't let Kurt start the show all depressed and apologizing, and she welcomes the crowd to Raw. She brings up the 25th anniversary announcement and points out that's longer than any other show in TV history. Her father says those 25 years are fantastic but they're just the beginning. She supported Vince naming Angle to the GM spot and thinks he's been doing a hell of a job, even with the illegitimate son thing, diseases backstage, and Braun Strowman ending up in the trash.

He's lead by example and earned her respect, that is until he let her brother Shane put Raw under siege. It takes twenty years to build a relationship, and only twenty seconds to lose it. He says they're all upset but Stephanie doesn't want to hear excuses. Everybody thinks Shane is great but the truth is he's shallow, conniving, and manipulating. He lost at Hell in a Cell, so what did he do? Comes and picks on his sister and her show, because somehow that makes him a winner.

He exploited his friendship with Angle and exposed his kindness as weakness before embarrassing Kurt and the whole roster. And who let that happen? Kurt. He says he built his career on three Is, but maybe she should add a fourth, "incompetence". But she's gonna give him a chance to make it up by being the captain for the Raw men's team at Survivor Series!

She expects total annihilation, and if she doesn't get it, she'll find a new general manager. It's true, it's damn true.

Commentary hypes up Kane vs. Seth Rollins and Finn Balor vs. Cesaro for later, and Alicia Fox vs. Bayley will be after the break.

Back from commercial Kurt Angle is apologizing to Stephanie McMahon as she goes to leave. She says she meant everything she said, and if you don't believe her, just ask Mick Foley. Her limo pulls out as another one backs in, and the Miz and the Miztourage come out, including Bo Dallas!

Miz is apoplectic about Kurt being appointed captain, complaining about how the rules don't apply to him, but Angle tells him to shut up and says he's either selfish or a coward, because he wasn't around during the siege. In fact, he's gonna defend the Intercontinental Championship tonight. The A-Lister asks who he's wrestling, but Kurt declines to tell him since he didn't show up on time.

Alicia Fox cuts a promo in the style of an in-flight announcement, since she's the captain. Bayley heard what Stephanie said, and as captain she has to take her duties very seriously, and that means she doesn't have time for a match. But, lucky Bayley, she found a suitable replacement... Nia Jax!

Bayley vs. Nia Jax

Bayley right in, Nia gets her up in a fireman's carry but the Hugger slips out, throwing forearms, off the ropes, shoulder block and more forearms but Jax throws her outside. Returning back in, Bayley lands a dropkick to keep She's Not Like Most Girls outside the ring and we go to commercial.

Back from commercial, Jax has a reverse chinlock on Bayley as Fox looks on from the stage. The Hugger fights to her feet only to get bieled across the ring, and Nia follows it up with a series of corner body avalanches to leave her wiped out. Setting her up, taking her time to head over to the turnbuckles as Alicia signals her to climb but Bayley catches her and dumps her over the top and to the floor!

Diving clothesline into mounted punches on the floor, but Nia gets the Hugger back in the ring first. Overhand blow, a knee strike, off the ropes with a knee trembler, the middle rope Stunner, Bayley is rolling... NO GOOD! Whip denied but the Hugger catches the body avalanche into a guillotine choke and has it in deep! Jax manages to hoss her up and throw her off!

Freight train crossbody block, off the ropes...

Nia Jax wins by pinfall with a leg drop.

After the match, Alicia Fox gets back on the mic and addresses Nia Jax, informing her that she's her first pick for Team Raw.

Samoa Joe is back! He makes his entrance and we're told he's looking for a fight to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Samoa Joe gets right to business on the microphone.

He says it seems some of us have missed him, which he finds amusing because he hasn't missed any of us. Let's face it, how many of us around the world reached out to him, not to send our little get-wells, but to indicate that just maybe at some point in our selfish lives we cared? The answer is none of us, henceforth he cares about none of us. And he'll use that disrespect as fuel to help beat up the next man he's in the ring with, thinking about each and every one of us when he does so.

Enter Apollo Crews to accept the challenge, with Titus O'Neil at his side.

Apollo Crews vs. Samoa Joe

Joe right in with knees and punches to back Crews in the corner. Overhead elbow, Apollo tries to turn it around, but Samoa remains in charge and throws a few chops. Crews gets a waistlock, shift to a side headlock, Joe goes to shoot him off but Apollo blocks at first. When the shoot finally hits, Samoa lays Apollo out with a shoulder block, punishing chops and kicks follow, off the ropes, leapfrog, drop down, Crews gets a big dropkick and lays Joe out!

Punches in the corner, kick to the midsection, thinking about a suplex but Samoa blocks and floats over. Another kick, off the ropes, Joe catches him with the snap scoop powerslam... NOPE! Trading forearms, whip, corner elbow into the enzuigiri and Samoa drags him into the center of the ring with a wristlock for another string of strikes but Apollo ducks the backfist and gets an enzuigiri off.

Another enzuigiri connects, Joe staggered but on his feet, Crews puts him up for the Blue Thunder Driver but Samoa rolls him through and hits the huge Rock Bottom out of the corner! The Coquina Clutch is on, Joe falls back...

Samoa Joe wins by submission with the Coquina Clutch.

Titus gets in the ring and confronts Joe after, but Samoa backs off... until O'Neil turns to attend to Crews, and the Destroyer strikes, locking the Coquina Clutch on and choking Titus into unconsciousness!

Commentary puts over the 25th Anniversary Raw again before informing us that Miz will be defending his Intercontinental Championship after the break.

Back from commercial, the Miz makes his entrance and awaits his challenger. It's Matt Hardy!

Matt Hardy vs. the Miz (c) (WWE Intercontinental Championship)

Circling, collar and elbow, Hardy with a schoolboy, a small package, kick to the gut but Miz gets away from the Twist of Fate! Back to the lockup, the A-Lister throws a knee and clubbing overhand blows, whip across, hip toss blocked and Matt goes for a backslide that gets two. Right hand, whip into a back elbow, fist drop, again just a two count.

The action heads outside momentarily and we go to break.

Back from commercial and Hardy is in control, pounding the champion with mounted punches in the corner but Miz is able to get away and set him up top himself and hit an elevated neckbreaker out of the deal! Clubbing blows into a reverse chinlock, but Matt fights to his feet and out with body blows. Miz catches him with the inverted facelock backbreaker / neckbreaker combo and chokes him in the ropes!

Bo Dallas gets a cheap shot in while Miz has the ref occupied and the A-Lister follows it up with a catapult into the middle rope! Smashing his face into the apron, a knee trembler follows and Miz takes things back in the ring to put boots to Hardy. Charging dropkick, Awesome Clothesline, diving double axehandle but Matt catches him! Thinking Side Effect, blocked, Miz looks for another Awesome Clothesline only to get sidestepped!

Both men down and out, Hardy blocks punches and throws his own right back, uppercuts, smashing his face into the turnbuckles over and over! Corner lariat into a bulldog, only a nearfall! Matt to the second, elbow drop connects, he hits a second and again it's just a nearfall! Kick to the gut, Miz has it scouted, full nelson, Hardy fights out, Side Effect... NOT ENOUGH!

Twist of Fate denied once more, this time Matt gets a back elbow off after, heads up top and hits a moonsault... STILL NOT ENOUGH! Thinking about the Twist of Fate one more time, the A-Lister counters by pushing Hardy into the turnbuckles and follows with the Daniel Bryan chest kicks. Matt ducks the buzzsaw, hits the Twist of Fate... BUT MIZ ROLLS TO THE APRON!

Hardy pulls Miz to his feet, the champ snaps his neck across the top rope, gets back in, full nelson...

Miz wins by pinfall with Skull Crushing Finale, retaining the WWE Intercontinental Championship.

The Miztourage help their guy celebrate his victory.

We then get a recap of the opening segment, because Raw is three hours long.

Backstage, Alexa Bliss rolls up on Kurt Angle to congratulate him on his captaincy. She puts over his speech and he asks what she wants. Bliss says it's not about what he can do for her, but what she can do for him, and if he thinks his job is in jeopardy, she can help. She wants to improve the quality of the women's division by getting rid of dead weight like Mickie James in favor of someone from the Mae Young Classic or even Mae herself.

Kurt likes the idea of bringing in new blood, but he's not ditching Mickie. In fact, he's giving her another title shot, in the main event tonight!

Commentary hypes up Rollins/Kane again before informing us that Asuka will be in action after the break by way of a vignette.

Back from commercial in time for entrances.

Asuka vs. Stacie Cullen

Asuka hits a spinning backfist, repeated stomps to the back of the head, drawing Cullen up for Muay Thai knees and an axe kick, smashing her into the turnbuckles, more kicks, jawing at referee Shawn Bennett, chest kicks in the ropes follow! Waistlock, Stacie manages to slip away before the German suplex and Asuka's wrath comes down upon her, slap rush into a reverse roundhouse...

Asuka wins by submission with the Asuka Lock.

Kurt Angle is backstage chilling when he picks up a walkie talkie and screams into it about how "IT'S HAPPENING! THEY'RE HERE!" and the camera pans back to reveal Daniel Bryan just hanging out with his hands in his pockets. Kurt asks him why he's here and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Angle accuses Bryan that he's here to finish the job, but Dan says he didn't agree with what Shane did and he's here alone. Shane doesn't even know he's here! Kurt doesn't believe him and Bryan is sympathetic, saying he wouldn't believe it earlier, and he's sorry about what happened earlier as well. Angle says Dan has no idea and if he sent him out there now, the Raw roster would tear him apart.

So he's gonna keep him here and send him back a message for McMahon-- he's taking his gold medals, he's taking the Raw roster, and they're going to SmackDown to get revenge.

We toss to a video package for Brock Lesnar vs. Jinder Mahal.

Bryan is backstage on the phone saying Angle didn't respond well and was more concerned for his safety when the lights go out and he gets off the phone. On that ominous note, we go to break.

Back from commercial, Bryan is still in the dark, and now he's back on the phone.

He knew he took a risk coming to Raw but he didn't expect this. He thought he could reason with Kurt, and at first it was going well, but now he's fumbling around in the dark and the door's locked! Bryan gets off the phone.. KANE IS THERE! KANE CHOKESLAMS HIM! DANIEL BRYAN TOOK A BUMP ON TV, KIND OF! IT WAS DARK AND YOU COULDN'T SEE ANY IMPACT BUT...

Cesaro vs. Finn Balor

Collar and elbow, Cesaro backing Balor into the corner and breaking clean. Kick to the gut, big chop but Finn ducks, grabs a side headlock, Cesaro tries to counter but Balor turns it into a headlock takeover and keeps it on. Shoot off blocked, but the Swiss Superman forces him into the ropes for the break and throws a few forearms for good measure.

Off the ropes, Balor with a kidney shot and back to the headlock, into a takeover with the help of the turnbuckles and Cesaro reverses to a headscissors. Finn right out but he runs into a HUGE tilt-a-whirl backbreaker! Cesaro draws him up by his ear to land an uppercut and follows it with more uppercuts in the corner. Balor with right hands of his own, off the ropes and the Swiss Superman drops him with a lariat for a nearfall.

Whip to the corner, Finn gets the boots up and dumps Cesaro outside! Dropkick through the ropes, Penalty Kick off the apron, and Balor throws him right back inside. Cesaro gets referee John Cone's attention, Sheamus runs interference, and the Swiss Superman clips Balor off the apron to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Finn's throwing punches, Cesaro returns a few but Balor hits the Pele kick and both men are down. Charging in, Finn with the boots up and he comes off the ropes for some forearm smashes and a dropkick. Chop in the corner, whip across, up and over, big knee, corner enzuigiri and Balor lines him up but again Sheamus hops on the apron. Finn turns around... SWISS DEATH! NOPE!

Picking the legs, Cesaro steps through but Balor blocks and gets the ropes to stop the transition to the swing as well. Neck snap across the top rope, Cesaro climbs to the second... DEADLIFT SUPERPLEX! NOT ENOUGH! Again going for the Sharpshooter and this time he fights through Finn's opposition and locks it on! He switches to an arm-trap crossface, Balor rolls him through, switch to a side headlock, Finn out and he hits a double stomp to get some breathing room!

Cesaro's fired up all the same but he runs into Sling Blade, the shotgun dropkick follows, Balor climbs up top and again the Celtic Warrior sticks his nose in, but this time he takes a kick for his trouble. Back body drop puts Cesaro on the floor with his partner... TOPE CON GIRO! Back in the ring, Finn climbs...

Finn Balor wins by pinfall with Coup de Grace to the back of the neck!

Finn is on his way out when Kane makes his entrance. Balor takes the offensive but Kane connects with a big boot and hoists him up... TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER ON THE STAGE!

Kane continues to the ring...


Seth Rollins makes his entrance, the match will be after the break.

Back from commercial in time for the bell.

Kane vs. Seth Rollins

Circling, Rollins in with a punch, Kane goozles him but he slips right back out, more punches, off the ropes, Kane catches him with the big slicing right and dumps him out of the ring. Following after but Seth heads back in and hits a pair of dropkicks but Kane cuts him off on the dive. A lariat, stomps, the Big Red Machine running hot, big slicing right, punches in the corner, short-arm lariat but the cover's only good for one.

Rollins to the apron, Kane draws him up but Seth thinks fast and snaps his neck over the top rope. Inside, a leg kick followed by mounted punches, Rollins backs off and runs back in but gets caught with the right again. Kane stepping on his head, choking him over the ropes, whip to the corner, body avalanche, again on the other side and he punctuates with a side slam for a nearfall.

The Architect fighting back, cutting off charges, sliding low, he lands an enzuigiri but gets back body dropped to the apron. Another enzuigiri, the diving blockbuster, just a nearfall and the Big Red Machine heads to the floor. Suicide dive connects this time and puts Kane into the barricade and Seth squares up for another only for Kane to swat him out of mid-air!

The Bar are at ringside and getting into it with Dean Ambrose as Rollins lands a pair of springboard clotheslines on Kane. A superkick, Seth diverts his attention long enough for a plancha on the bar but gets caught springboarding back in...

Kane wins by pinfall with a chokeslam.

Kane looking for a followup but Ambrose runs in and hits Dirty Deeds to save his brother in arms! The Bar get involved, however, and That Damned Numbers Game catches Dean out, with the Big Red Machine punctuating the whole deal with a Tombstone piledriver for Ambrose. Seth is up to check on him, Kane scoops him up and hits the piledriver as well.

Backstage, Daniel Bryan is getting strapped into a stretcher to be taken out, with D-Von Dudley and Jamie Noble on hand to check on him.

Commentary argues over Daniel Bryan's presence, and we get another recap of the opening segment because Raw is three hours long.

Miz and his boys are walking backstage talking up their celebration. Bo loves a lobster bib, for the record. Miz smells something funny in his locker room and Curtis Axel opens up a trash bag full of garbage. Miz says he's here, and when asked, he says it's Braun Strowman. Axel says Braun's never coming back and this is a stupid prank, before asking the A-Lister if he's worried.

Miz says he's not, and the Miztourage say they're here to protect him, which gets him actually worried.

We cut to the arena, where the ring crew are setting up a Trick or Street Fight between Beauty and the Man-Beast and the Club, which will happen after the break.

Back from commercial, Miz runs into Kane backstage to tell him he loves the path of destruction he's cut today. He asks if he remembers throwing Braun Strowman into a garbage truck, and Kane points out that he and the Bar helped too. Miz mentions the garbage back and asks Kane if he thinks Strowman is back. Kane says he doesn't know, but if he is, he knows where to find him.

Miz says he knew they were on the same team but Kane tells him he's on his own. This is followed by a recap of Braun's issue with Kane.

Chad 2 Badd & Tex Ferguson vs. Mrs. Claus & Santa Claus (Trick or Street Fight)

We have some late replacements, people! Badd & Ferguson taking it to 'em right out the gates, they force Santa to bob for apples but Mrs. Claus comes from behind and puts a pumpkin on Tex's head! One for Chad as well and they force a meeting of the minds! The Clauses set up a table but the Southpaw boys cut 'em off and get Santa alone in the ring before smashing pumpkin guts in his face!

Whip to the corner, whip-assisted Bronco Buster but Claus moves out of the way! Tex has a tombstone and whacks it over Mrs. Claus' head! She's fired up, ducks and pops Ferguson one before putting a pie to his face! Chad from behind, he and Tex set up a table in the middle of the ring but Santa has candy corn kendo sticks and puts a beating on 'em! Ferguson fires a superkick back, unloads with the kendo stick, shot for the Mrs. as well!

They bend Mrs. Claus over the table, Badd puts a pumpkin on his head and climbs up top, but Mrs. Claus is up and ready in time...

Mrs. Claus & Santa Claus win by pinfall with a spinebuster through a table from Mrs. on Chad 2 Badd.

Elias is walking backstage to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Miz is talking to the Bar backstage about the garbage bag incident. He's freaking out but Sheamus tells him to relax, there's no way Braun could recover from TLC in just one week. Cesaro urges him to take a deep breath and tells him somebody's probably just messing with him. Miz says it's nice to be part of a strong team, but the Bar laugh and tell him he's on his own.

Miz gets on the phone and tells whoever he's talking to to get Bo and pack the bags because they're leaving now.

Elias is in the ring to sing us a song. He tells us that Jason Jordan isn't interrupting this performance, because he's probably at home nursing his injuries and sitting by the sidelines. His song tonight is the Ballad of Jason Jordan, and he has video accompaniment showing off the guitar attack from multiple angles. The song talks about how Kurt Angle thinks he's an embarrassment and so on, and of course Jason Jordan interrupts anyway.

Jordan gets in the ring and trades punches, he stops Elias from getting the guitar, hits a belly-to-belly suplex, and the Drifter heads for the hills. Jason grabs the guitar and Elias waves him off, but he sets it in the corner and stomps it anyway. A few more stomps for good measure and he throws the remains of the guitar out of the ring at the Drifter.

Miz and his Miztourage are walking backstage when they go past Kurt Angle. He says they're gonna stay to the end of the show or else, and they walk back the way they came to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Enzo Amore makes his entrance, he does the deal.

Drew Gulak is there with him and quotes Kurt Angle's three Is, saying many people would think he's describing himself or Enzo, but in fact he's describing the three Is. He brings up Stephanie McMahon's additional I, "incompetence", and Enzo agrees with her. Their generally terrible manager is out here handing out title shots to people who don't deserve it, like Kalisto, who is not getting the title back.

Drew does the SAWFT gimmick but spells it correctly, because he passed the third grade.

Drew Gulak vs. Kalisto

Kalisto in with leg kicks but Gulak fires back with a chop and whips him into the corner hard. Charging lariat, another whip but Kalisto gets his boot up and hits a tornillo out of the corner. Mule kick, handspring gamengiri and Drew takes the headscissors driver hard into the mat...

Kalisto wins by pinfall with Salida del Sol.

Enzo attacks Kalisto from behind right after and stands tall with the title.

Commentary promises us our women's championship match next, after the break.

Back from commercial we get some hype for a four-way on 205 Live tomorrow night.

Miz is backstage and furious, saying they were so close to a clean getaway, and he orders Curtis Axel to call the driver and make sure he's ready to leave the minute they're allowed to.

Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Mickie James (WWE Raw Women's Championship)

Circling, collar and elbow, James rolls through but they continue struggling in the clutch until they end up in the ropes and Bliss breaks dirty with a kick. Following it up by smashing her face into the turnbuckles, whip across, Mickie slides under and comes off the ropes with a kick for a nearfall. Alexa turns it around in the corner, putting boots to her and yelling in referee Rod Zapata's face.

Mickie with a headscissors takeover out of the corner and she sends Bliss to the floor to take us to break.

Back from commercial, Alexa has a neck crank in on Mickie, keeping her grounded. James fights to her feet and throws her off but gets run over by a lariat shortly thereafter and the champion goes right back to the neck crank. Transitioning to a reverse chinlock, jawing at Mickie and telling her she's old, throwing her down with a mat slam and going right back to the chinlock when it looks like she might escape.

James with back elbows and Bliss drops her with the Nodowa Otoshi! Standing on her hair with a pair of wristlocks, Zapata warns her off and Mickie kicks her in the face from the mat. Lariat, rolling solebutt, bicycle knee, flying clothesline and James is fired up! Neckbreaker connects for two but the champion cuts her rally off with some strikes. Whip reversed into a flapjack and Mickie ain't done yet!

James up top, Alexa brings her down with an iconoclasm but gets caught with a superkick that knocks her to the floor when she tries to climb herself! Back inside, Mickie with the diving Lou Thesz Press... NO GOOD! Bliss rolls outside, James won't let her away, back in, schoolboy pin gets two, as does a jackknife pin and a bridging O'Connor roll! Alexa winds up...

Alexa wins by pinfall with an elbow strike, retaining the WWE Raw Women's Championship.

Miz and the Miztourage are shown backstage making their exit as Alexa celebrates her victory.

They get in their limo and celebrate having made it out of the arena. Miz gives the driver the order to leave but he hits the breaks as soon as he gets going because there's a garbage truck ahead of them. The garbage truck backs up and they try to get out but they can't unlock the doors! The truck unloads its payload of garbage... AND BRAUN IS HERE!

Miz and his boys get out and run away but Strowman runs on top of the ambulance and chases after them! They make their way to the stage and Bo comes flying out of the doorway! Braun stalks after them and Miz begs off to give the Miztourage time to attack! Braun shrugs them off and throws the A-Lister into the LED boards! Over to the announce table, the monster among men clears it off but Dallas and Axel attack before he can put Miz through it!

He throws Bo and Curtis down the ramp and turns around to Miz, who's desperately crawling back towards Gorilla. Strowman throws the A-Lister to meet his pals for good measure and biels him into the ring! An elbow knocks Axel down and a corner avalanche crushes Miz! Big boot for Dallas, a lariat for Curtis, he scoops Miz up for the powerslam but he slips out and runs off!

Settling for Axel... RUNNING POWERSLAM! Miz backpedals up the ramp as the crowd chant for one more and Strowman obliges them! A THIRD! AND A FOURTH! He finally throws Curtis out of his ring and Miz and Dallas scurry the hell out of Dodge. Braun scoops Axel up and takes him up the ramp... RUNNING POWERSLAM THROUGH THE ANNOUNCE TABLE!


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