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WWE Raw results, live blog (Nov. 4, 2019): Crown Jewel fallout

WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Nov. 4, 2019) from the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, featuring all the fallout from the Crown Jewel event that went down last week in Saudi Arabia.

Advertised for tonight: Brock Lesnar is back, 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.)


Speak up, let out, caught in the crossfire, compared to the step, to the bone that might break. It’s too late to find a better way out of this with the finest regards that I lost in the cracks of this street. Scream loud, scream sayonara, sweet Josephine, will you follow me home after I liveblog this here pro wrestling show for these folks?

The show opens with a line of limousines arriving at the arena.

Triple H gets out of one and goes to the one behind and says something to whoever’s inside before starting to walk backstage.

In the arena, Brock Lesnar makes his entrance with Paul Heyman at his side as always.

Paul gets on the mic and introduces himself and Brock, with special emphasis on how Brock vanquished Cain Velasquez. He talks about how Lesnar quit SmackDown and has come to Raw to beat Rey Mysterio down. A few weeks ago, right after the draft, Raw traded Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross to SmackDown for two draft considerations, and Brock has a contract that says he can’t be cut or be fired, so Lesnar’s contract has now been assigned to Raw.

He rants about how much better Brock is than all of us, and says someone has to know where Rey Mysterio is. He runs down Rey’s manhood and says Lesnar is going to commit a felony against him tonight.

They head backstage and Lesnar starts accosting crew members to try and find Rey Mysterio as we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get a recap of what we just saw, because Raw is three hours long. (Three hours long.)

Brock and Paul are continuing their reign of terror backstage and a crew member points Lesnar at the parking garage. Brock rips a door off a car and pulls a guy out who is not Rey Mysterio.

We get entrances for a women’s tag team match and a propaganda video hyping up the women’s match from Crown Jewel.

Charlotte Flair & Natalya vs. Kabuki Warriors (Asuka & Kairi Sane)

Natalya and Sane to start, circling, collar and elbow, Kairi goes behind with a shove and beckons Neidhart in. Circling, back to the lockup, Nattie with a wristlock, roll through, spinning body slam and a tag to Asuka. Nattie with the leg pick into a heel hook, reversed into an ankle lock. Neidhart slips out, front chancery, tag to Flair. Shove Asuka to the mat, laying strikes in, thinking about the exploder and Nattie slips in to counter Sane as we go to break.

Back from commercial, Asuka’s in control, off the ropes, shoulder block gets shrugged off, Nattie directs traffic for another, still nothing. Off the ropes, duck the lariat, Neidhart knocks her down with a shoulder block but Asuka gets an upkick and rolls to the floor! Natalya running around, Asuka catches her with a roundhouse kick and steps on her!

Throwing her back inside, armbar, Nattie to her feet, right hands get a mat slam and Asuka remains in control. Tag to Kairi, double whip, kicks, off the ropes, basement dropkick! Sane fired up, disdainful kicks and mockery set up a Japanese stranglehold. Neidhart slings her off, Kairi returns a dropkick for two. Flair running interference, Nattie with an O’Connor roll and then the tag!

Charlotte running hot with lariats, a boot for Asuka, back to Sane with the chops! Off the ropes, fallaway slam, kip-up, she’s fired up! Charge sidestepped, STO backbreaker connects, Natural Selection... ASUKA PULLS KAIRI’S FOOT ONTO THE ROPES! Flair slips out to the floor and decks Asuka with a forearm! Throwing her in the ring for some reason, big boot, back to Kairi, she drags them both in position.

Heading up top, diving moonsault... NOPE! Asuka hanging Flair’s neck over the ropes and we go to break.

Back from commercial Flair wants the tag but Sane cuts her off! Pass into the corner, putting boots to the Queen, but she counters the sliding forearm with a boot! The path is clear, crawling, desperate, reaching... TAGS MADE! Natalya in with a Russian legsweep, boot for Sane, back to Asuka with the discus lariat! Whip reversed, sidestep the charge, slingshot atomic drop but Asuka counters and stays on her feet!

Neidhart with a German suplex, pick the legs and step through, reversed into a cross armbar! In the middle of the ring, Nattie has nowhere to go but she rolls her around into half a pin! Posting to her feet, step up, counter to the Sharpshooter! Wrenching it in the middle of the ring but Kairi breaks it up with a Codebreaker! Charlotte takes her out with a spear!

Asuka thinking about the Asuka lock, countered with a leg pick, Sharpshooter reapplied in the middle of the ring...

Charlotte Flair & Natalya win by submission with the Sharpshooter from Nattie on Asuka.

Post-match, Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman confront the commentary team as to where Rey Mysterio is, particularly threatening Jerry “the King” Lawler with a second onscreen death. Dio Maddin gets up to confront Brock and gets F-5’d on the announce table!


Referees and trainers swarm to break the fight up and we go to break.

Back from commercial, again we get a recap of what we just saw, because Raw is three hours long. (Three hours long.)

We get some footage of Brock Lesnar struggling to get to his feet after Rey jacked his knees up with a baseball bat.

Rey Mysterio gets a promo backstage where he talks about Lesnar beating up his son and invokes the notion of eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, fight fire with fire. Brock came after what’s most important to him, so he’s coming after what’s most important to Brock, the WWE Championship, and challenges him to a match at Survivor Series!

Buddy Murphy vs. Cedric Alexander

Murphy with a side headlock, off the ropes, drop down, leapfrog, off the ropes, duck a lariat, duck a backfist, backflip tijeras sets up a dropkick! Buddy to the floor, jockeying for position, back inside, Murphy hanging onto the ring skirt and getting an upkick before putting Cedric into the post! Alexander down and out, Buddy covers him for two and follows it up with an armbar.

Cedric to his feet, out with body blows but Murphy gets him with an arm wringer! Wrenching the arm, another arm wringer, back into a kneeling armbar. Another arm wrench, Cedric fighting back in with chops, forearms, whip reversed but Alexander catches the pump kick and hits a back elbow! Neuralyzer sends Buddy to the floor, off the ropes, suicide dive! Back inside... TOPE CON GIRO!

Back inside, springboard reverse STO... NOPE! Springboard... MURPHY CATCHES HIM! Murphy’s Law reversed to a pin, no good, Michinoku Driver... STILL NO! Duck a basement roundhouse, handspring, Buddy catches him with a knee, pumphandle...

Buddy Murphy wins by pinfall with Murphy’s Law.

We get a recap of Triple H and his posse showing up at the beginning of the show, which is our third recap of something that happened tonight in 53 minutes, impressive.

A video package recounting the NXT invasion from Friday plays.

Seth Rollins is shown walking backstage to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Seth Rollins makes his entrance.

He gets on the mic and asks what’s next, admitting it’s been a rough couple months. He’s not stupid, he hears us and he knows plenty of us were thrilled that he lost at Crown Jewel. To be honest, he doesn’t give a damn and that doesn’t concern him. What concerns him is that the Fiend took the Universal Championship to SmackDown and Brock Lesnar is back on Raw with the WWE Championship, and everything he’s worked for over the past year is a wash, gone, like we’re starting from scratch.

He knows his thing is redesign, rebuild, reclaim, but... he doesn’t know if he’s got the energy for it this time. So what’s next for Seth Rollins? For the first time in a long time, he doesn’t know.

(Behold, the king!)

(The king of kings!)

(On your knees, dog!)

Triple H is here!

He says it’s funny how history repeats itself, and whenever Seth doesn’t know what’s next, their paths cross. It’s been that way for a long time, and the first time Rollins came to Triple H, he became the first NXT Champion. The next time, the Shield was born, and when that ran its course, Seth came to Hunter again and became the WWE Champion. It’s that way over and over again.

Rollins asks if those things were for his benefit or HHH’s, which Hunter asks if it matters when you walk away as champion. Seth has to admit that’s a fair point and Triple H says he knows what’s next. Surely Rollins saw NXT run roughshod on SmackDown, and Seth counters that the whole roster was overseas. HHH says yeah, but that was smart, and points out that Adam Cole beat Daniel Bryan in the middle of a WWE ring.

NXT is here and it’s real, and the whole world wants to know what’s next. Survivor Series is Raw vs. SmackDown vs. NXT and they got something to prove, and maybe Seth is worried about not having the motivation, but Trips knows how to get him there and make him great.

Undisputed ERA hit the ring as Hunter offers Rollins the choice-- either he’s with him, or he’s against him.

Before he can answer, the OC make their entrance and throw up the Too Sweet.

Undisputed bail at the sight of them and get chased over the barricade... BUT DOMINIC DIJAKOVIC AND DAMIEN PRIEST ATTACK THE OC FROM BEHIND! A BUNCH OF RAW STARS COME OUT TO EVEN THE ODDS!

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial we get a recap of what we just saw and the only reason I’m sure I’m not in hell is that my girlfriend is here with me.

Seth Rollins confronts Triple H backstage and says if Hunter wants him in NXT he’s coming in as a top guy and he’s better than Daniel Bryan, so he wants an NXT Championship match tonight! HHH agrees and welcomes him back.

Andrade “Cien” Almas and Zelina Vega make their entrances.

Zelina gets on the mic and crows about how they’re the greatest mixed tag combo and we have the rare opportunity to see them humiliate Carolina and Sin Cara.

Andrade “Cien” Almas & Zelina Vega vs. Carolina & Sin Cara (Mixed Tag Team Match)

Almas and Cara to start, Cien in hard with forearms, off the ropes, Sin catches him and back body drops him to the floor! Off the ropes, Vega running interference, Carolina with a cannonball senton off the apron! Cara heads out after his man and we go to break.

Back from commercial, both men are down and out in the ring. Almas cuts Cara off, draws him up, chops into the corner. Up top, jockeying for position, Andrade knocks him down with a hard forearm but Sin rights himself... HUGE AVALANCHE SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB! Tags to the women, Carolina in hot with dropkicks, whip reversed, diving crossbody off the second!

Fireman’s carry, Vega rakes her eyes to slip out and passes her into the corner for kicks. Off the ropes, la casadora countered into a Face Eraser but Almas makes the save! Cara knocks him to the floor, off the ropes, Zelina runs interference, he catches a kick and Carolina snaps her up for the Gory Facebuster! Sin Cara tope con giro!

Carolina runs into a boot in the corner but counters the Frankensteiner, powerbomb lift, Vega Frankensteiners her into the turnbuckles! Off the ropes...

Andrade “Cien” Almas & Zelina Vega win by pinfall with a headscissors driver from Vega on Carolina.

We get a video package recapping the whole Lana/Rusev/Bobby Lashley thing to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Rusev is in the ring for a promo.

He says tonight is the night to end all this stupid drama but he’s not out here to bicker with his soon-to-be ex-wife, he’s here for Bob Lashley. To tell him, man to man, if he wants Lana, she’s all his, but his ass is Rusev’s!

Enter Bobby Lashley... on crutches... with Lana at his side.

He says as much as he’d like to beat Rusev up right now, he’s not medically cleared to fight. You see, over the weekend he suffered a debilitating injury, he tore his groin. No, he didn’t tear it at Crown Jewel, he tore it doing... things... and performing ways Rusev could only fantasize about. He and Lana kiss and share a laugh, and Lana says the reality is Rusev isn’t interested in hearing their life full of love and sex, he’s interested in a different type of fight.

They have somebody lined up to kick Rusev’s ass, however-- Drew McIntyre!

Drew McIntyre vs. Rusev

Rusev ducks a lariat but eats a headbutt. Into the corner, chops, next corner, right hands and boots, whip across but the Bulgarian Lion explodes with a lariat! Shoulder thrusts, boots in the corner but McIntyre turns him around and beats him down. Choking him over the ropes, putting boots to him, big chops, whip reversed and Rusev hits a fallaway slam to send us to break.

Back from commercial, McIntyre in control with a kneeling armbar, Rusev fights out and Drew gets a nearfall off a spinebuster. McIntyre calls him a bitch, Rusev fires up, lariats on lariats, charging shoulder block and that beautiful Shinjiro Ohtani spinning wheel kick! Machka Kick sidestepped, double throat thrust, chops in the corner, up and over, off the ropes, duck a lariat, double crossbody and both guys wipe out in the middle of the ring!

Trading strikes on their feet, punch for punch in the middle of the ring, Rusev shoves him off, Machka Kick but Drew falls to the floor! Following after, beating him against the steps but Lashley comes down and nails Rusev with his crutch...

Rusev wins by disqualification, presumably, although no finish is announced.

Bob beats him down, takes him in the ring but Rusev fires up with right hands, beating him down! Putting his shoulder into the post, the Bulgarian Lion picks the crutch up... RKO OUT OF NOWHERE! Randy Orton puts boots to Rusev--

RICOCHET MAKES THE SAVE! Kicking both Orton and Rusev away, the One and Only stands tall and helps Rusev to his feet.

We see Becky Lynch getting mic’d up for an interview and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Becky Lynch is interviewed about her Survivor Series match pitting her against Bayley and Shayna Baszler.

Normally she’s out for retribution, but this year she’s the target because she put her opponents’ best friends on the injured reserve and off the roster. Shayna Baszler interrupts and takes Charly Caruso’s seat, saying she’s been waiting a long time to meet Lynch face to face. Everybody always talks about what a shining example of the talent from NXT Becky is, and yeah she’s friends with Ronda Rousey, but she’s not Ronda.

At Survivor Series, she’s not taking her eyes off Bayley, but champion to champion, she wanted to tell Lynch that she’s going to pin her or tap her out, and the only thing she has to think about before then is which limb will belong to the Queen of Spades. Lynch says she hasn’t decided whether she respects Baszler yet, but she’s glad they had this chance to talk so she could feel the same doubt Ronda did.

Becky says she’s coming directly for Shayna at Survivor Series, and they stand up. Baszler says she’s glad to have met her and had this talk, and Lynch tells her to bring her best.

The OC make their entrance and AJ Styles gets on the mic.

He lays out the facts that Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson are the best tag team in the world and they have a trophy to prove it. Another fact is that he’s the Phenomenal AJ Styles and he’s your United States Champion, and one more fact is that they don’t give a damn about NXT. Next time they see one of those punks, they’re gonna make sure they never step foot out of Orlando, Florida.

Humberto Carrillo and the Street Profits make their entrance. Montez gets on the mic and calls out the trophy, to which Dawkins points out the OC lost to them two weeks ago. All three of them keep saying that Street Profits beat the OC, which makes AJ mad and he tells them to shut up or he’ll shut them up. Angelo says AJ hates Humberto because moms love to swipe right on them dimples (sure), and they close the promo by saying they want the smoke.

We go to break before the match can begin.

Humberto Carrillo & Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford) vs. the OC (AJ Styles, Karl Anderson, & Luke Gallows)

Match in progress, Styles with shoulder thrusts on Carrillo but Humberto gets the springboard crossbody for two. Tag to Dawkins, wristlock, throat thrust counters and a tag to Anderson. Uppercuts in the corner, side headlock, shot off, leapfrog, leapfrog, dropkick, tag from Ford and a spinning body slam! Off the ropes, basement dropkick, big splash, only two.

Kneeling armbar applied, Karl with a knee to force the break, whip, duck the lariat, leapfrog, big boot! AJ runs interference, Machine Gun nails Montez with an uppercut that sends him to the floor where Gallows runs him over with a lariat! Back inside, cover for two, rake the face, tag to Styles. Pass to the floor, back in, Ford with a big dropkick!

Tag to Anderson, Montez with a dropkick, tag to Luke. Big Hoot comes in, back suplex, Ford lands on his feet! Reaching for the tag, caught, dropped with a boot, tag to AJ. Combat roll sets up a leaping lariat in the corner, tag to Anderson for the bicycle kick. Tag to Luke, corner body avalanche, big slicing right, only two for Sex Ferguson. He grabs a reverse chinlock and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Anderson has Ford locked down with a reverse chinlock. Montez posts to his feet, Karl shifts gears and clears Dawkins from the apron! Big uppercut, back to the reverse chinlock, Ford to his feet, whipped into the corner, he starts getting away but Gallows tags in. Goozle, windmill punches to break his grip, Montez off the ropes with a blockbuster!

Reaching, desperate, tags to Styles and Carrillo! Humberto in hot, dropkick, corner lariat sets up a snapmare, off the ropes, basement dropkick and he’s running hot! Back roll into a standing moonsault... NOPE! Fireman’s carry, Styles slips out but Humberto hits a springboard enzuigiri! Dragging him into position, Carrillo up top for the diving moonsault... ANDERSON BREAKS IT UP!

Dawkins in, we get the “everybody do something cool” part of the match, AJ on the apron, setting it up and calling for it, Humberto slides under, kick combo, off the ropes, Frankensteiner countered into a Tenryu powerbomb...

The OC win by pinfall with a Tenryu powerbomb and his feet on the ropes from AJ Styles on Humberto Carrillo.

A hype reel for Adam Cole plays and we go to break.

Back from commercial we get another recap of Brock Lesnar’s adventure earlier in the show, because Raw is designed specifically to torture me tonight, I suppose.

East Hampton Polo Boys vs. Viking Raiders (Erik & Ivar)

This is the same Viking Raiders enhancement talent squash we see every other week and Raw has sapped my will to live, so this is all you get.

Viking Raiders win by pinfall with the Viking Experience.

Post-match, the Vikings cut a promo and admit they were defeated at Crown Jewel. They congratulate OC on being the best tag team in the world. They should thank the gods for winning one battle, but nothing can stop the raid.

And so we go to break.

Adam Cole (c) vs. Seth Rollins (NXT Championship)

Circling, collar and elbow, Rollins with a go-behind, shift to a wristlock, roll through, reversal, Seth rolls through, reversal of his own. Into the ropes, breaking at referee Shawn Bennett’s behest with a gentle slap to the chest. Back to circling, collar and elbow, struggling into the corner, Cole turns him around and breaks with a harder shove.

Rollins explodes out of the corner with a shoulder block, right hands, lariat over the ropes and to the floor set up a plancha! Back inside as Triple H looks on, Seth with a powerbomb lift, Adam slips out but gets caught by the kick to the midsection and has to roll away from Blackout! To the floor, Rollins follows after, puts him into the barricades repeatedly to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Cole in control with a reverse chinlock, Rollins fights out but Adam hits a pump kick and covers him for a nearfall. Jawing, piefacing him, trading forearms, off the ropes, ducking and dodging, trading enzuigiris, rolling elbow gets a superkick but Rollins trips him up and hits Avada Kedavra... NOPE! Charging in, back body drop to the apron, Seth springboards... SUPERKICK CUTS HIM OUT OF MIDAIR AND NEARLY ENDS THE MATCH HERE AND NOW!

Adam up top, Panama Sunrise countered, deadlift buckle bomb! Cole to the floor, Rollins throwing suicide dives, diving knee strike but the champ counters the Falcon Arrow into the brainbuster over the knee! Off the ropes, kick gets a nearfall, Cole takes the knee pad down and calls for it but Seth ducks Last Shot! Schoolboy for two, double lariat and both men are down and out!

Up top, Rollins comes to meet him, superplex and he rolls through into the Falcon Arrow, he did the deal... SO CLOSE! Cole down and out, Seth tunes up the band while staring lovingly into Triple H’s eyes... AND UNDISPUTED ERA HIT THE RING FORCING REFEREE SHAWN BENNETT TO CALL IT...

Seth Rollins wins by disqualification, presumably, although no finish is announced.

The OC lead a bunch of Raw superstars to make the save but more NXT men including Tommaso Ciampa, Keith Lee, and Matt Riddle come out to even the odds! The ring clears, brawling on the floor, Ricochet lines himself up... SPRINGBOARD SHOOTING STAR PRESS INTO THE CRUSH! Brawling continues... KEITH LEE TOPE CON GIRO!

We did it. We survived Raw, everybody. We’re safe now.

That’s the show, folks.

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