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WWE Raw results, live blog (Nov. 20, 2017): Survivor Series fallout

WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Nov. 20, 2017) from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas featuring the fallout show from the Survivor Series pay-per-view (PPV) that went down just last night in the very same venue.

Advertised for tonight: All the fallout from the big show!

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.)


Stand up and be counted for what you are about to receive. We are the dealers, we'll give you everything you need. Hail hail to the good times, 'cause rock has got the right of way. We ain't no legends, ain't no cause, we're just livin' for today, and me? I'm just here to liveblog this pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens into Raw's opening theme video.

Live in the arena, Stephanie McMahon makes her entrance. She welcomes us to the official A show, Monday Night Raw. SmackDown never stood a chance last night and she could see it on her brother's face. He learned to strike first, but she learned to win, and because of that, Kurt Angle's job as general manager is 1000% secure. Without further ado she wants to introduce the man responsible for that, her husband, Triple H.

He comes out, and Kurt Angle follows after with a message. Not from the general manager, but from the Olympic gold medalist-- if he ever attacks him from behind again, he can take the job and shove it, because he'll come right after him. Steph insists that he IS speaking as general manager and she appreciates the fire and intensity, but he shouldn't jeopardize his career again.

Enter Jason Jordan, Kurt Angle's biological son. He gets in HHH's face and Angle backs him off, but Jordan says he wants a match against Hunter tonight. Steph tells Angle he doesn't have the authority to make that match and Jason calls Mr. Hs a coward, which gets him to take his jacket off. Steph says in the mood Hunter's in tonight he'll tear the kid apart and he's too naive to understand that.

HHH isn't afraid of him or anyone else in the lockerroom--


Enter Braun Strowman! No words, he just goes chest-to-chest with Triple and the COO backs off, bumping into the ropes on his way out of the ring, even, so that's one guy he's afraid of. Braun keeps advancing on him and HHH keeps backing off, so Stephanie books Jordan against Strowman! Kurt gets between them and the match will have to wait.

Finn Balor and Samoa Joe are walking backstage separately to send us to break.

Back from commercial we get a still picture recap of Survivor Series.

Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe

Joe hard out the gates with a big forearm into jabs to back Balor into the corner. Big knee lift after the break, Finn is able to mount something of a striking comeback but Samoa freight trains him. Mongolian chop into a trapezius claw, Joe grinding Balor down old-school before leaving him with an overhead chop to the trapezius on a break. Boot up on a charge but Finn hits an enzuigiri that knocks Samoa to the floor!

Off the ropes... TOPE CON GIRO! And so we go to break.

Back from commercial and Joe is in firm control with a kneeling surfboard locked on, following with a headbutt to the spine. Charging back elbow into the enzuigiri, crossface blows right back into the trapezius claw, but Balor counters with a jawbreaker. Off the ropes, Samoa clocks him in the jaw with a forearm and Finn manages to hit the Pele kick on the way down!

Charging in, boots up, Balor to the apron, the enzuigiri staggers the big man and Finn re-enters, flying lariat into a dropkick and he dumps Joe to the floor for a dropkick through the ropes. Going for the Penalty Kick off the apron but Samoa counters with a legsweep on the apron and hits a suicide dive forearm! Taking it back inside, running STO gets a nearfall, looking for the big Rock Bottom but Finn counters.

Big chop to the throat gets the Sling Blade in return but Joe is able to sidestep the shotgun dropkick and hit a running senton... NOPE! Coquina Clutch applied but Balor is fighting it, he rolls out of it, double stomp to the midsection, shotgun dropkick, climbing up top... and Joe crotches him before manhandling him back to the mat and into the Coquina Clutch, locking the bodyscissors all the way in...

Samoa Joe wins by referee stoppage with the Coquina Clutch.

Commentary shills for WrestleMania and tosses to a video package about the presale that sends us to break.

Back from commercial, the Club star in a WWE Shop commercial. Luke Gallows does his "Stone Cold" Steve Austin impersonation, it's pretty great.

A video package recapping Styles/Lesnar follows.

Backstage, Jason Jordan goes to his dad and asks if he's really gonna let him wrestle Braun, because he's hurt. Kurt asks him what's up and Jason says he only said he was a hundred percent because he wanted Hunter. Angle points out how bad it would look if he canceled his son's match like that, and Jordan agrees to compete, trying to psyche himself up as the only guy that can beat Braun Strowman, since Angle used to beat guys bigger than him all the time and he's his dad and all.

In fact, when he's done with Strowman, he'll tell horror stories about Jordan!

Asuka makes her entrance, she'll be in action after the break.

Back from commercial in time to see who Asuka's opponent is Dana Brooke.

Dana gets a picture in picture promo, saying Asuka stuck her nose where it didn't belong, and she's been studying the Asuka collection on the WWE Network all week and she's found some holes in her game and she's gonna take away her undefeated streak.

Asuka vs. Dana Brooke

Circling, Asuka ducks under a lockup and throws a kick. Whip blocked, she catches a kick but Dana lands a second, Asuka with an arm wringer to a kick to the back. More kicks to the back against the ropes, octopus hold IN the ropes and Asuka's fired up! Running hip attack knocks Brooke to the floor, Dana comes back in, Asuka has a takedown for her, wristlock kicks to the side of the face into a choke on the ropes but Dana pulls her into them!

Throwing kicks, a forearm, she pats Asuka on the head and fires off a slap and a smile plays out across the former NXT Women's Champion's face and she fires off a slap rush! Backfists, reverse roundhouse puts Brooke on her knees...

Asuka wins by pinfall with a buzzsaw roundhouse kick.

Commentary promises us MizTV up next and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Miz and the Miztourage are already in the ring for MizTV.

Miz does his introductory patter and congratulates Baron Corbin for becoming relevant for one night and now he has more important things to pay attention to, like his guest tonight, who lead the Shield to victory over the New Day. He calls for Roman Reigns to make his entrance and... nothing happens. Take two? No dice. Miz kvetches about it being unprofessional and asks again to no avail.


The Shield come through the crowd as is their wont and Miz is not well pleased, since only Roman was his guest. They probably feel pretty good about themselves, and Dean Ambrose confirms, saying they proved to the entire world that they ain't missed a step. Seth Rollins says they proved that they're the most dominant three-man team in the history of WWE and the three of them standing together as brothers in arms are prettymuch unstoppable.

Miz gives them a big mocking re-introduction before saying it's cute but something's been bothering him-- after all this time, he still hasn't heard a thank you. Roman asks to who, and the A-Lister says he wants a thank you, and Reigns says there'll never be a situation where the Shield thanks the Miz. Miz points out that the only reason they reunited is because of him, and when his hand goes up, our mouths go shut.

Right here in Houston Seth & Dean's bromance reignited, and if it wasn't for him poking and prodding Roman they never would have hashed things out and gotten the tactical vests back out, so he thinks he deserves a thank you. The crowd gives him one, but Miz wants one from each guy in the Shield and furthermore, he wants a residuals check from that new Shield merch!

Unfortunately, Seth points out that Dean doesn't have his checkbook on him. The segment goes off the rails for a second and the lights go out before Miz gets back on track, calling the Shield ungrateful. Roman says they won last night and if anybody should be ungrateful it's the guy that lost last night. Miz says sure the Shield won and he lost, but he's the only one in the ring holding a championship.

He's a champion, not any of the Shield boys. Rollins says he's been thinking about that and it's only a matter of time before he and Ambrose get their hands back on the Raw Tag Team Championship. Reigns says they didn't discuss that and he wants to be on the same page, and he doesn't want to be the only guy without a title. Seth says they don't want to leave him out and hey, Miz has a title.

It's nice and shiny and white, and Roman likes it! He's not doing anything tonight and he challenges Miz to a match for the Intercontinental Championship! Bo Dallas says you don't just come on MizTV and challenge the champ-- you want him, you gotta go through the Miztourage. Dean gets on the mic and says they're stupid and they forgot that they had to do that, so Reigns drops Dallas with a big right and the A-Lister heads for the hills!

Curtis Axel and his neckbrace are left alone with the Shield... DIRTY DEEDS! Bo Dallas wakes back up and succumbs to That Damned Numbers Game as Miz watches from the entry. Ambrose and Rollins hoist Bo up... TRIPLE POWERBOMB!

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

Backstage, Braun Strowman is interviewed and he's happy that Jason Jordan isn't afraid of him, because that makes him different from everyone else, including Triple H.

Commentary hypes us up for the match a little and we go to break.

Back from commercial we're informed that Roman Reigns will indeed get a shot at the Miz and his Intercontinental Championship later tonight.

Dean Ambrose vs. Sheamus

Collar and elbow, Sheamus forcing Ambrose into the corner and breaking clean. Dean gets a waistlock, Sheamus counters with a legscissors pick, Ambrose reverses to a hammerlock and the Celtic Warrior counters to a side headlock afte that. Dean reverses again, Sheamus shoots him off, Ambrose floats over, hip toss into an armbar and a stomp to the bicep but the Celtic Warrior isn't done yet and rallies right back with a series of strikes.

Looking for the Beats of the Bodhran but Dean reverses into a set of Beats of his own! Hanging him on the top rope, chop gets a boot and sets up the pendulum lariat but the Celtic Warrior has another boot that sends Ambrose clean out of the ring and takes us to break.

Back from commercial and Sheamus is in control, locking a Stretch Muffler on and standing tall! Dean sits up and fires punches to the head but the Celtic Warrior drops him with a powerbomb for a two-count! Sheamus grabs a Fujiwara armbar and wrenches back, Ambrose posts up and rolls through and counters with an inverted stomp to the face. Sheamus hits a lariat, release Falcon Arrow, only two!

Again with the standing Falcon Arrow, Sheamus poses for the crowd after before pressing the attack with a stomp and jawing, going for the suplex list again but Dean floats over and slaps his face! Elbow up but the Celtic Warrior catches the boot and so Ambrose slaps him again before putting him shoulder-first into the post! Kick to the gut, Dirty Deeds blocked, Dean punching away, knee to the gut, off the ropes, under the lariat and he connects with a pair of his own!

Mat slam follows, Sheamus gets the boots up on a charge and flips himself up top but Ambrose cuts him off and knocks him to the floor. Dean fired up, off the ropes and the Celtic Warrior stops the dive with a forearm! Brogue Kick ducked, Ambrose puts him outside and this time the suicide dive finds home! Rollins gets into it with Cesaro at ringside, the Swiss Superman blindsides him and Sheamus takes advantage with a schoolboy for two!

Dean returns the favor before drop toeholding him into the second rope and climbing, but he has to fend Cesaro off and that gives Sheamus time to meet him... AVALANCHE FINLAY ROLL! NO GOOD! Sheamus calls for it, beating his chest as Dean rises-- ROLLINS COMES THROUGH WITH A SUICIDE DIVE ON CESARO! Dean takes advantage of the moment to regain his wits...

Dean Ambrose wins by pinfall with Dirty Deeds.

In the locker room, Matt Hardy is hanging his backpack up when Jason Jordan rolls up to ask if he's heard about his match tonight. Matt has heard, and Jason is confident he can beat Braun but he wants some pointers. Hardy says he's faced many goliaths, from Mark Henry to Big Show to Brock Lesnar. Behemoths to be sure, but men all the same. They call Braun the monster among men but it's not just a cute catchphrase.

When he gets his hands on you, his strength is unnatural, and it's a humbling experience. Matt has learned a lot in WWE, about all the things you can do with ladders for one, but also that sometimes, it's just not your night.

On that encouraging note, we go to break.

Back from commercial, Alexa Bliss makes her entrance.

She gets on the mic and says she's been reading all the Tweets and messages about how great her match was but you can save your pity and pats on the back because she doesn't need them. She knows how well she performed and she took Charlotte Flair to her limit with only five days to prepare. Furthermore, the only reason she lost is because Flair got lucky.

2017 is her year and she's the Goddess of WWE and there's not a single woman on the entire planet that can hold a candle to her.

This brings Mickie James out. She has a question, and wants to know who else is sick and tired of hearing the same old worn-out jibber-jabber from Little Miss Biscuit Butt? She's not sure if anybody told Alexa but Survivor Series is over and now it's back to Raw business, and the only business she's concerned with is the championship. Bliss asks her if she's joking but is shortly interrupted.

Enter Bayley. She's so sorry to apologize but for the first time ever she agrees with Alexa, 2017 has been her year... but the year ain't over yet. She's not the same woman that Bliss beat for the title and with all due respect she's going to hop Mickie in line because that title is hers. Again, Bliss says she must be joking, and again she's interrupted.

Enter Sasha Banks. She says Raw deserves a better women's champion, but no offense, it doesn't need a huggable champion or a highly decorated champion, no, they need a Legit Boss and not some little B like Alexa.

Enter Alicia Fox. She says if Raw needs a Boss as champion, maybe the boss of the Raw Women's Team, Captain Fox, should have that opportunity. Raw would never have beaten SmackDown two years in a row without her guidance, you see. Alexa thanks Captain Delusional before thanking the rest of them for wasting her time. Not one of them deserves a shot in her eyes, and she drops the mic and leaves...

But is interrupted by Kurt Angle. He doesn't mind Bliss leaving, but he wants to leave her with a thought-- she'll get another chance to prove that she's the champion when she faces the winner of a fatal four-way beginning right now!

Or, you know, after the break.

Alicia Fox vs. Bayley vs. Mickie James vs. Sasha Banks (WWE Raw Women's Championship #1 Contender's Match)

The match is in progress with Sasha and Bayley fighting in the ring while the other two sell on the floor. Bayley with some shoulder thrusts, Banks gets the boot up on a charge but the hugger gets a nearfall off a back suplex when James breaks the pin up. Fox in with a dropkick on Mickie, off the ropes, Banks dodges the axe kick, Bank Statement hits and the Hugger breaks it up!

Knee to the face, big neckbreaker on the Boss from James gets two. Straight suplex, Banks floats over, lungblower dodged, double clothesline and both women are laid out.

PAIGE IS BACK! She takes the atmosphere in for a moment while everyone looks on stunned before getting on the mic and asking if we missed her. She's sorry, she didn't mean to interrupt their business, she just had something to say to everyone, and that is that she's back. She exhorts the crowd to be louder still and says she didn't come alone...

She takes her jacket off and heads to the ring... SONYA DEVILLE AND MANDY ROSE HIT THE RING!



Paige and her new allies stand tall in the middle of the ring to send us to break.

Back from commercial we get a recap of what we just saw, because it was awesome and also because Raw is three hours long.

Paige, Sonya, and Mandy roll into an interview backstage. Paige says it was a whole year's worth of--

Enter Alexa Bliss. She says they don't need to explain anything and congratulates them on it. Paige says that's sweet of her and introduces her to Deville and Rose. The tension hangs in the air as Alexa says it's nice to meet them... PAIGE THROWS A KICK AND THEY PUT THE CHAMP INTO A SHELVING UNIT AND A STACK OF PALLETS! INTO THE LOADING DOOR AS THE BEATING CONTINUES!

Braun Strowman vs. Jason Jordan

Jordan squares right up and slaps Strowman in the face before bailing right the hell out of the ring! Back inside with the agitated monster, Braun shoves him away but Jason is able to maneuver around him and put him into the post. An attempt at a double leg pickup fails and Strowman biels him across the ring! Scooped up for the powerslam, Jason slips out but he lands bad on his knee and is hobbled!

Kane with a chop block!

Braun Strowman wins by disqualification.

Kane attacks Braun with a chair, waffling it across his back and driving it into his gut. Smashing his face into the steel steps a few times... KANE PUTS A CHAIR BETWEEN HIS THROAT AND THE STEPS AND CRUSHES STROWMAN'S WINDPIPE! Braun gasps and coughs, refusing assistance from the referees as he makes his way up the ramp.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial we get a recap of what we just saw because life is a series of down endings and Raw is three hours long. Commentary then informs us that Braun is refusing medical attention.

Enzo Amore makes his entrance, he does the deal. He's got his whole posse following along behind him here. For those of you who missed Survivor Series last night he introduces himself as still being Cruiserweight Champion but says it wasn't easy. He had to overcome an army of haters and Thanksgiving is right around the corner so he thought to himself what better opportunity for the Zo Train to let us know that they're thankful for him.

Women can't keep their hands off Noam Dar since he joined up, and Tony Nese has gained three more abs. Daivari Dinero has shown him his bank account and his wardrobe and whoever told you money can't buy happiness is a liar who hasn't been on the town with Enzo. Last but certainly not least, Drew Gulak, how many more people have seen his PowerPoint presentations now? Drew says his infrastructure has grown by 23%--

He's cut off by Rich Swann leading a squad of his own to the ring, Cedric Alexander, Mustafa Ali, and Akira Tozawa. Enzo assumes they want on the Zo Train and says they have to prove themselves worthy, but Cedric says they're not here to join. They're out here for the same reason as everyone else, they want a title shot. Only difference is they're willing to earn it unlike his gang of suck-ups.

Amore asks if Kalisto has been poisoning his brain, and clearly the numbers show the Zo Train is the only way to the top of 205 Live, and the guy on the top of the mountain didn't fall there. So it's either get on-board or get out of his way! Swann says he should make them get out of his way, but that's right, he can't, because without his boys he's just a catchphrase and a t-shirt.

Enzo shoves Gulak into Swann and a brawl breaks out! Amore chills outside while the other eight beat each other up and we go to break.

Back from commercial and a match is in progress!

Akira Tozawa, Cedric Alexander, Mustafa Ali, & Rich Swann vs. Zo Train (Ariya Daivari, Drew Gulak, Noam Dar, & Tony Nese)

Gulak with a side headlock on Swann, shoot off, shoulder block, sunset flip, only two, drop down, leapfrog, roll over, big dropkick! Rich trying for a rolling thunder maneuver of some description but Enzo pulls Drew away and his men circle the wagons when Swann comes around at ringside. Rich's teammates run interference and he heads back inside where Gulak gets a nearfall off a huge knee.

Daivari tags in, double suplex gets two, and Ariya locks a rear chinlock on. Swann to his feet, desperate for the tag but Daivari blocks and clobbers him with a lariat. Dar tags in, whip across but Rich sidesteps the charge and puts him into the buckle! Nese yanks him out of the ring, enzuigiri, duck the forearm and Gulak clobbers Nese! Rich heads around ringside and Enzo charges but he heads back in and tags Alexander in!

Cedric and Tozawa are fired up, Akira runs the ropes for his suicide dive and Alexander gets hit with a back elbow that leads to a blind tag from Ali. Handspring gamengiri, Lumbar Check on Tony, Mustafa up top...

Akira Tozawa, Cedric Alexander, Mustafa Ali, & Rich Swann win by pinfall with 054 from Ali on Noam Dar.

Commentary hypes up our upcoming Intercontinental Championship match before recapping Strowman vs. Kane from last week and their segment from tonight.

Kurt Angle is interviewed outside the trainer's room saying he'll address Strowman and Kane later. In the room he checks on Jason but Miz rolls up to complain about being forced to defend his title but Kurt tells him essentially to suck it up before returning his attention to his biological son to send us to break.

Back from commercial Elias is in the ring to sing us a song.

He calls himself the reaper of lost souls and launches into his usual bit. He's in a good mood because Raw did great at Survivor Series and he wrote a song about it.

Matt Hardy interrupts and we have a brawl on our hands! Hardy in firm control, beating the daylights out of the Drifter, but the Twist of Fate is dodged and Samson heads for the hills.

Commentary informs us that our Intercontinental Championship match will be after the break.

Back from commercial in time for entrances.

Roman Reigns vs. the Miz (c) (WWE Intercontinental Championship)

Miz immediately bails and has a lean against the barricade as referee John Cone counts. Reigns follows, back inside, duck the lariat, big slicing right wipes the champion out! Miz snaps his neck over the top rope, thinking early Skull Crushing Finale, blocked, inverted facelock backbreaker but Roman counters the neckbreaker into a one-arm deadlift powerbomb for a nearfall that sends us to break.

Back from commercial and both men are down and out on the mat. Reigns takes the lead, throwing lariats, setting up the corner lariats and finishing big off the ropes with a Mafia kick! Calling for it, but Miz bails before the Big Dog can spring up for the Superman Punch. Off the steps, Miz counters with a kick to the gut, DDT on the floor and the champion rolls back inside as referee John Cone begins his count!

Roman in at the literal last second, the A-Lister is right on him with a basement DDT... NOPE! Overhead elbows into a reverse chinlock, Roman fights to one knee and to his feet, throwing body blows and a big slicing right for the break. Miz back in with the inverted facelock backbreaker into the neckbreaker, only good for a nearfall! Choking the Big Dog over the middle rope, a knee to the back of the head follows!

Big right hand, Miz sidesteps a follow-up and launches into the Daniel Bryan running dropkicks. Reigns looking for a Samoan drop, reversed to a schoolboy pin, Roman with a kick to the face, he passes the champ to the floor and catches him with another right hand on the return to the ring. Sidestepping the Awesome Clothesline, Miz crotches himself and his challenger catches his breath.

Blocking punches and firing his own back, off the ropes but the A-Lister catches him with a huge knee to the gut. Into the Daniel Bryan chest kicks, Reigns ducks the buzzsaw and hits a Samoan drop as a counter for two! Punching the mat, but Miz counters the Superman Punch into a full nelson and chop blocks him when he escapes, he hits the buzzsaw roundhouse... SO CLOSE!

Stomping away, the Awesome Clothesline connects this time, up top... ROMAN COUNTERS WITH THE SUPERMAN PUNCH BUT CANNOT PUT MIZ AWAY JUST YET! Calling for it... but the Bar come down! Miz takes full advantage, Skull Crushing Finale... NOT ENOUGH! AMBROSE AND ROLLINS EVEN THE SCORE! Miz draws himself up the ropes, Roman lying in wait...

Roman Reigns wins by pinfall with the spear, winning the WWE Intercontinental Championship and completing both his Triple Crown and Grand Slam.

The Shield boys hit the ring to celebrate with the Big Dog.

That's the show, folks.

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