WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Nov. 15, 2021) from the Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana, featuring all the latest build to the upcoming Survivor Series pay-per-view (PPV) scheduled for later this month in Brooklyn.
Advertised for tonight: WWE Champion Big E responds to Kevin Owens launching an attack against him in the main event last week, Becky Lynch reacts to Liv Morgan establishing herself as the new number one contender to the Raw women’s championship, Bobby Lashley is back to kicking ass, and more!
Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the Raw live blog will kick off once the show starts on USA. It will be below this line here. (Note: Going forward, there will be no ban on GIFs or images in the live blog threads. Feel free to post as you wish.)
WWE RAW RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR NOV. 15
The castles falling down beneath the deep blue sea. They’ve seen my face before, will they remember me? I scream the words out loud, our souls are finally free. It’s time to open up our eyes, and me, I have to liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.
The show opens with a recap of last week’s match between Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins.
WWE Champion Big E makes his entrance and gets on the mic.
He talks about how everybody’s gunning for him, but when you put hands on his family he has to beat your ass like you stole something, and make sure there are empty beds in those hospital beds in Brooklyn, and he’s gonna take a piece of Roman Reigns that he’ll never get back.
Enter Kevin Owens.
He says he’d love to get in the ring and beat the hell out of E again, and he will in a minute, but he’s got something to get off his chest first. Last week Big got in his way and cost him his match against Seth Rollins, his third loss in three straight matches since coming back to Raw.
And he’s not even gonna talk about E questioning his integrity, but last week he snapped, and how could he not? But it doesn’t matter because everybody loves Big E so if he says it, it has to be true, but everyone judging him for what he did last week can go to hell, including Big E.
Perception is reality, and the perception of him is he’s a scumbag and a liar and a horrible person, and why fight it? He’ll be the bad guy everybody wants him to be, but he’s not gonna just be a bad guy, he’s gonna be worse, and he’ll break bad on every single superstar in that locker room and around the world, but especially on E because he deserves it, because it’s all his fault.
E goes to leave and the Usos attack him, taking him back in the ring and beating him down! They say RK-Bro can come get it, too, because they run Friday nights and they run Mondays, too.
Matt Riddle runs down to make the save, E fires up and the babyfaces fight the Usos off!
Sonya Devill comes down and says nobody leave, because she’s making a tag match.
Seth Rollins makes his entrance to send us to break.
Big E & Matt Riddle vs. the Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso)
Seth Rollins is on commentary for this one, logically enough.
E and Jimmy to start, Big throwing body blows and backing him into the corner. Whip across, Cobra Twist applied, tag to riddle, tag to Jey and the Usos take him out with double-team elbows and get a two count. Matt with rib kicks, tag back to Big, boots up in the corner, Jey with punches to the back of the neck, clear the apron, E recovers and hits a belly-to-belly suplex!
One sends Jimmy to the floor and Big follows him around and throws him at Seth Rollins! E drops Seth with a forearm and goes back inside, but Rollins follows and attacks...
Big E & Matt Riddle win by disqualification, presumably.
Post-match, the heels beat the babyfaces down and Randy Orton makes the save! RKO on Jey Uso! He helps Riddle up and they stand tall as we go to break.
Big E & RK-Bro (Matt Riddle & Randy Orton) vs. Seth Rollins & the Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso)
Of course we have an unannounced trios match.
Anyway, babyfaces working Rollins over but he fires up and backs Matt off with punches, tag to Jey Uso, scoop and a slam, E comes in hot, big splash, big nearfall on Uso! To the apron, E hits the splash and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Rollins gets a nearfall on Orton and the heat segment rolls on. Randy reaching, Jey has a trapezius claw but the Viper gets away and tags are made! Riddle in hot, corner forearm and an exploder on Rollins, one for Jimmy too, knee for Jey, sentons in the ring, Penalty Kick on Seth but Jey breaks it up!
The match breaks down into “everybody do something cool” territory, Rollins with a high stack...
Seth Rollins & the Usos win by pinfall with a folding press from Rollins on Matt Riddle.
Post-match the Usos go to attack Riddle but Orton makes the save with the RKO!
Big E grabs an Uso and tells him he got Roman’s message but he’s got a return message, and he hits the Big Ending!
We get a recap of last week’s women’s business.
Bianca Belair is interviewed backstage.
She says last week Doudrop made it clear she doesn’t respect her and if she wants to mix it up she’s happy to make it happen. She’s not gonna take anything away from Doudrop’s abilities, but she keeps getting in her business.
Tamina rolls up and tells Bianca that tonight, she’s in her business, and Belair says that’s fine by her.
Bianca makes her entrance and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Kevin Owens is interviewed backstage.
He admits he was lying and if everybody wants him to be a liar he’ll lie, and that’s telling the truth.
Finn Balor rolls up and says he doesn’t trust KO one bit, and he knows he’s about to leave, but he got a match against Owens tonight. Kev says that’s too bad for him, and that’s no lie.
Bianca Belair vs. Tamina
Belair raining punches down and taunting, Tamina with a reverse chinlock to try and grind her down. Drawing her back up, putting her down, elbow drop, only two. Bianca fights back, dropkick into the corner, whip reversed, up and over, back handspring into a spinebuster... NOPE!
Snuka up top, Belair cuts her off with a press slam, handspring moonsault connects but Tamina gets the knees up! Superkick blocked, Glam Slam denied, whip across, slip out of the Samoan drop, forearm, Argentine backbreaker rack...
Bianca Belair wins by pinfall with KOD.
Post-match, Doudrop makes her entrance and gets on the mic, calling Bianca out.
Becky Lynch makes her entrance to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Becky Lynch gets on the mic.
She runs a video of Charlotte Flair’s promo on her from Friday and accuses her of acting like she doesn’t know who she is, but she’ll remind her. She’s the person who used to be her best friend, who she rode everywhere with, who was happy for her with every opportunity, and was there for her every time things didn’t go her way.
But eventually she learned that there were conditions to being friends with Charlotte, like having to step back while she takes the spotlight, and she was happy to eject from that and step into the limelight, and she’s going to force her to face all her insecure demons.
This isn’t about brand supremacy to her, this is personal and it’s aobut beating the ever living piss out of her.
Enter Liv Morgan.
She says she let Becky walk away last week but she won’t do it again, especially now that she has a title shot. She plays a clip from Talking Smack months ago where she accused Lynch of holding her down and Becky facetiously apologizes, pointing out she wasn’t even here and some people just have it and others don’t.
The point was she told her to get the title while she was gone, because now that she’s back she’s not getting her grubby little mitts on it. Liv tells her that Big Time Bex is really just a big time bitch. Lynch goes for the Manhandle Slam, Morgan counters it and the champ runs away.
RK-Bro are walking backstage.
Randy Orton berates Matt Riddle for constantly trying to play hero and asks him what it’s gotten him. Riddle admits it only hurt him and Randy keeps yelling at him. Matt admits he’s right and an increasingly frustrated Orton eventually tells him that the only thing he cares about is this team and the tag titles before storming off when a delighted Riddle is just happy that he admitted he cares.
Street Profits roll up and have a chat with Matt and do the catchphrase together and everything.
Profits make their entrance and send us to break.
Alpha Academy (Chad Gable & Otis Dozovic) vs. Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford)
Dawkins and Gable to start, Ford in sooner rather than later, turning it up with lucha libre, dropkick, Angelo tags back in, double teams for two! Tag to Dozovic, falling headbutt, clear the apron, Chad helps him sidestep but Ford comes off the ropes... TOPE CON GIRO!
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, Gable is working Dawkins’ leg over, knee drop, Angelo fires up, sunset flip for two, reaching for the tag but Chad has him in a half-crab! Tag to Otis, falling headbutt to the leg and Alpha Academy run hot. Dawkins ducks a moonsault and hits Drill Bit before tagging Ford in!
Montez running hot, kick combos on Dozer, chops on chops, enzuigiri, Otis fired up, shrugs him off, spinning backfist to take Dawkins out, Ford counters a dive from Gable...
Street Profits win by pinfall with a cradle from Montez Ford on Chad Gable.
We see footage of a frustrated Rey Mysterio going backstage to complain to five-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion Adam Pearce over him throwing Dominik in against Bobby Lashley with a spot on the Survivor Series team on the line. He asks Pearce if he’s a man of his word or not, and Adam tells him to stay in his lane and puts him in a match against Lashley himself.
Super Brutality make their entrance and we go to break.
Back from commercial, we get a hype reel for Veer Mahaan.
Nikki ASH vs. Zelina Vega
Headlock takeover, crossbody for one, back body drop to the apron, shoulder thrust, another nearfall off a side press and ASH picks her up but Vega slips out and throws her into the turnbuckles. Zelina with a reverse chinlock, Nikki fights out with body blows, up and over, off the ropes, duck a lariat, basement dropkick connects.
Another dropkick, ASH fired up, charging in, Stinger Splash into mounted punches! Michinoku Driver gets a deep two, Nikki up top but Carmella distracts her and Zelina capitalizes...
Zelina Vega wins by pinfall.
Carmella and Rhea stare each other down and we go to break.
Carmella vs. Rhea Ripley
Carmella in control after a superkick on the apron, double chops to the back, reverse chinlock applied, Ripley gets out and hammers her with short-arm lariats! Ripcord front kick, basement dropkick, Carmella sidesteps another one and lands a superkick. Another one, cover... NOPE!
Rhea to her feet, headbutt, pumphandle...
Rhea Ripley wins by pinfall with Riptide.
Post-match, Zelina Vega congratulates Ripley on her victory and Nikki on being friends with a winner before saying her fluke victory doesn’t change a thing and Carmella will lead Raw’s team to victory at Survivor Series while ASH is at home with the losers.
Big E rolls up on five-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion Adam Pearce at his request.
Pearce says he needs E to be above all the chaos, so he wants him to stay away from Finn Balor vs. Kevin Owens tonight.
Balor makes his entrance to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Seth Rollins is interviewed backstage.
He says after winning at Survivor Series he’s gonna take the WWE Championship and lead Raw to the mountaintop.
Finn Balor vs. Kevin Owens
Owens putting boots to Balor, big senton, Finn fights back, roll-through into the dropkick, Kev slips out and trips him up on the apron! back inside, swinging back suplex, chops in the corner, whip across, Finn gets the boot up and starts throwing hands! Duck the lariat, flying forearm, double leg into the double stomp!
Front kick, passing Owens to the floor, tope con giro, and we go to break.
Back from commercial, jockeying for position, KO with an avalanche Finlay Roll... NOPE! Balor putting boots to him in the ropes, whip across, up and over, catch the crossbody, swing him around, Air Raid Crash from Owens... NOT ENOUGH! Schoolboy for two, lining him up, but Kev gets a superkick for two!
To the apron, thinking about a powerbomb but Finn back body drops him and gets some separation! Shotgun dropkick into the timekeeper’s barricade, back inside, diving double stomp misses, Owens with a powerbomb... STILL NO! Senton Atomico, knees up, shotgun dropkick and Balor goes up top but KO crotches him!
Kevin Owens wins by pinfall with the Stunner.
We get a WrestleMania hype reel.
AJ Styles and Omos are interviewed backstage.
Styles invokes the Avengers suggesting that Omos is his Hulk, and as far as the Dirty Dawgz are concerned, they stole a win from them, but tonight, Omos says he’ll make them suffer.
The Dirty Dawgz cut a return promo where they say they watched a movie on Peacock that reminded them of AJ and Omos, Twins.
Styles and his big buddy make their entrance to send us to break.
Back from commercial, we get a hype reel for Damian Priest vs. Shinsuke Nakamura at Survivor Series.
AJ Styles & Omos vs. Dirty Dawgz (Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode)
Roode and Omos to start, the big man throwing him into the corner and swatting him down. After playing with his food a bit, Omos lets Robert tag out and throws Ziggler off when he tries to grab a sleeper hold. Big man with a military press drop, AJ tags in...
AJ Styles & Omos win by pinfall with a Phenomenal Forearm from Styles on Dolph Ziggler.
Bobby Lashley is interviewed backstage.
He says Rey Mysterio doesn’t want any part of him, and he can lick his wounds and cheer him on at Survivor Series, after he beats him like he just beat his son.
Rey Mysterio makes his entrance to send us to break.
Back from commercial, we get a hype reel for Roman Reigns appearing on Jimmy Fallon this week.
This feeds into our weekly SmackDown recap.
Commentary hypes up the Survivor Series card.
Bobby Lashley makes his entrance and we go to break.
Back from commercial, we get some hype for tonight’s episode of Raw Talk.
Bobby Lashley vs. Rey Mysterio
Lashley’s strength on display early but Mysterio gets away and hits the diving seated senton! Off the ropes, Bob runs him over with a big boot, Rey dumps him to the floor, low dive caught, fireman’s carry, Mysterio with kicks and a tijeras sends Lashley into the ringpost!
Back in, off the ropes, 619, the low tope but Bob recovers and throws him into the barricade to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Lashley in control, corner body avalanches, Mysterio with clubbing blows, boot up in the ropes, quebrada caught, turned into a Canadian backbreaker and then the Yokosuka Cutter! Action to the floor, Bob rams him face-first into the post!
Back inside, delayed vertical, Lashley taunting Dominik before he completes it, cover for two! Rey dodges a spear, 619 connects, drop toehold sets up another one, up top... BOBBY LASHLEY SITS UP AND DEADLIFTS HIM OUT OF THE SPLASH! THE HURT LOCK IS IN! IT’S OVER!
Bobby Lashley wins by submission with the Hurt Lock.
We see five-time NWA Heavyweight Champion Adam Pearce watching as Bobby makes his exit.
An interview rolls up asking for last-minute thoughts and he takes her mic and heads out on the stage.
Pearce says it’s his job to make sure they have the best possible competition at Survivor Series and it pains him to say, for the well-being of Team Raw and Rey Mysterio, he must remove him from the Raw Survivor Series team, with a replacement to be named later.
Dominik Mysterio walks over to confront him and Austin Theory attacks from behind and lays him out with the ATL!
Pearce says he likes Theory’s style, so he’s putting him on the team.
That’s the show, folks.