WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Nov. 6, 2023) from the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey’s Plaze in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, featuring all the fallout from the Crown Jewel premium live event that went down just this past weekend in Saudi Arabia.
Advertised for tonight: A Fatal 4-Way pitting The Miz vs. Ricochet vs. Bronson Reed vs. Ivar to determine who will challenge GUNTHER for the Intercontinental championship next week, Alpha Academy’s latest project, Akira Tozawa, gets to go one-on-one with Shinsuke Nakamura after a series of sinister promos, and a whole lot more.
Come right back here at 8 pm ET when the Raw live blog will kick off once the show starts on USA Network. It will be below this line here. Reminder: GIFs and pics allowed, but no links to illegal streams, please.
WWE RAW RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR NOV. 6
History recalls during times of war, legend has been traced back inside these castle walls, where soldiers came to hide in barrels filled with wine, but me? I’m just here to liveblog this pro wrestling show for you, folks.
The show opens with a recap of Crown Jewel.
Thence to the intro video.
Seth Rollins makes his entrance and gets on the mic.
He welcomes us to the show and has a few things to say, first among which is “thank you” to Drew McIntyre, who is the reason he’s not 100% right now, but that he’s a little bit better than he was before Saturday. He talks about Damian Priest’s attempted cash-in, and he’d like to thank Sami Zayn in person and invites him down.
Enter Sami Zayn.
Seth jokes that he half-expected him to come to ringside with the briefcase after taking it home on Saturday and asks if Adam Pearce made him return it. Sami says that’s exactly what happened and Rollins talks about how he’s been thinking about how he can repay Zayn and Sami cuts him off to say he’s glad he appreciates it but that’s not why he did what he did.
He’s been listening to the Judgment Day talk about running Monday Night Raw for months and months and the only thing that keeps that from being exactly true is that they don’t hold the World Heavyweight Championship and if they win it they become the Bloodline 2.0 and Zayn will not let that happen.
Seth leads the crowd in a round of applause and says he’s always appreciated that Sami stands up for what he thinks is right no matter the odds. But sometimes people like him don’t get what they deserve, and the thing is Judgment Day doesn’t run Raw, Rollins does, and as long as he’s the champion around here, that Money in the Bank contract isn’t the only way to get a title shot.
He says the reason he knows Pierce made him give the briefcase back is because he went to see Adam Pearce for the same reason he wanted to thank Sami in person tonight. He tells Zayn he’s got himself a World Heavyweight Championship match and all he has to do is say “when.”
Sami paws at his beard and says he’s thought long and hard and he doesn’t want to beat a champion who is compromised and everyone knows Seth isn’t 100% right now. Rollins tells him to cut the crap and asks Zayn if he’s 100% and says guys like them who have been doing this for decades are never 100% but that doesn’t stop them from GIVING 100%, so he’ll say it again, he’s got a title match and all he has to do is say “when.”
Zayn mulls it over for a beat and says he can’t imagine a better place to have a title match than here and now tonight and it’s on for our main event!
Judgment Day are hanging out backstage and Damian Priest rolls up pissed off that Pearce gave Sami Zayn a title match. JD McDonagh tries to offer some advice but Priest berates him and asks if he paid for his Damian Priest t-shirt. Rhea Ripley tells him Damian has it, and Priest goes off with Balor to handle business.
New Day make their entrance and we go to break.
Judgment Day (Damian Priest & Finn Balor) vs. New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods)
Balor and Kingston to start, leapfrogs, corkscrew uppercut from Kofi! Into the corner, tags made, New Day clear Priest to the floor with double clotheslines and follow it up with stereo topes con giro! Back inside, Xavier gets a nearfall off the Honor Roll and we go to break!
Back from commercial, tags made, Kofi off the top on Damian with lariats, slip out of South of Heaven, sidestep in the corner! Diving crossbody, clear the apron, chest kicks, Boom Drop connects! Priest with hard right hands, tag made, up for the Razor’s Edge, Kingston slips out! Sidestep, malfunction at the junction, Woods with the blind tag and Kofi passes Damian to the floor!
Superplex on Finn, Xavier off the top... PRIEST BREAKS IT UP! To the floor, reverse STO takes Kofi into the announce desk, Balor with a schoolboy for two! Superkick from Woods, O’Connor roll, so close! Priest with a cheap shot, Finn hits Sling Blade, tag to Damian!
Quick tag back, South of Heaven, Balor off the top...
Judgment Day win by pinfall with Coup de Grace from Finn Balor on Xavier Woods.
We get footage of Drew McIntyre refusing an interview and leaving the arena earlier today.
Shinsuke Nakamura makes his entrance and we go to break.
Akira Tozawa vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Tozawa running hot, early German suplex into a bridge and Nakamura bails to the floor! Suicide dive follows, up top, jockeying for position, Shinsuke blocks a Frankensteiner but Akira completes it anyway! Posing in the turnbuckles, headed up top, big diving senton... KNEES ARE UP!
Shinsuke laying in wait but Tozawa has a victory roll to counter the knee! Hurricanrana follows, only two! Nakamura blasts him with a boot, waiting for him...
Shinsuke Nakamura wins by pinfall with Kinshasa.
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial we get a hype reel for Natalya.
Adam Pearce cuts a promo about GUNTHER’s Intercontinental Championship reign and a four-way #1 contender’s match he’s set up between the Miz, Bronson Reed, Ivar, and Ricochet, giving justifications for each participant to be in the match.
Everybody except Ricochet makes their entrance and we go to break.
Back from commercial we get some hype for tickets for Elimination Chamber going on-sale.
Seth Rollins is walking backstage when Adam Pearce stops him to check and make sure he still wants to wrestle tonight. Rollins says he appreciates his concern, but he’s born to run, boss.
Bronson Reed vs. Ivar vs. Ricochet vs. the Miz (WWE Intercontinental Championship #1 Contender’s Match)
Big men cleaned out early, Ricochet taking it to the Miz, sending him outside with a dropkick and taking Reed off the apron with a kick! Ivar takes the One and Only out with a reverse roundhouse, only two! Straight suplex, Ricochet floats over, Miz tries for a pin but Ivar sits on him!
Ricochet cleaning house, Warbeard with a Banzai Drop! GUNTHER watching backstage, Ivar sets Rick up top but ends up deadlift front suplexing him into the ropes! Bronson slingshots Ricochet off the ropes into Frankensteinering Ivar to the floor somehow! Miz charges in, schoolboy from the One and Only, handspring, caught, Skull-Crushing Finale reversed, trading pins, no deal!
Duck a big boot, stereo boots and Ricochet and the Miz are both down and out! Ricochet back up, tope con giro, the big men catch him and throw him into the Miz! Big men colliding on the floor, everbody’s down and we go to break!
Back from commercial, Ricochet off the top, Bronson ducks under, catches a springboard crossbody and rams the One and Only into the Miz before planting him with a World’s Strongest Slam! Ivar in, back elbow to Reed, Warbeard up top but Bronson cuts him off, jockeying for position, Miz and Ricochet get under them... TOWER OF DOOM!
Rick jawing at the A-Lister, a shoving match breaks out, escalating to trading forearms, uppercut from the One and Only! Whip reversed, Awesome Clothesline connects, enzuigiri on Reed, springboard crossbody, duck a lariat, off the ropes, satellite DDT on Ivar! Miz is fired up and runs into a boot from Ricochet!
He trips him up in the corner, Codebreaker, hang on into the basement DDT... SO CLOSE! Arm drag sets up Recoil but Ivar breaks the cover up with a big splash! Bronson with Warbeard in a fireman’s carry, the Viking slips out, springboard lariat, folding press... NOPE!
Bronco Buster on the Miz, waiting for Ricochet but he ducks under and pops up with a superkick! Turning to the A-Lister, fireman’s carry, reversed, block Skull-Crushing Finale, Miz with a side kick but Rick lays him out with a kick! Both men going for boots and both men are down and out!
Big men off the top, Miz gets the knees up, Ricochet seems to kick out of Ivar’s pin and Miz seems to complete his but there’s some confusion and it takes a moment...
Miz wins by pinfall with a folding press, becoming #1 contender to the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
Post-match, an angry Ivar attacks Miz and beats him unholy!
We go backstage with Alpha Academy.
Akira Tozawa apologizes but Chad Gable says he has nothing to be sorry about and gets him to refocus on his Heritage Cup match tomorrow night and that they’ll be there to support him.
Maxxine Dupri rolls up to say she’s ready for the battle royal tonight and Gable tells her to take a note from Tozawa and stick with people her own size tonight, and we go to break.
Back from commercial we get a media hype reel for the return of Kairi Sane and Damian Priest’s failure to cash in.
A recap of the WWE Intercontinental Championship #1 contender’s match follows, because Raw is three hours long. (Three hours long.)
Footage of Diamond Mine signing with Raw earlier today and setting their match against #DIY up follows.
#DIY (Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa) vs. Creed Brothers (Brutus & Julius Creed)
Julius and Ciampa to start, mat grappling, Creed keeping Tom down until he gets a back elbow! Roll away from a stomp, big elbow from Julius, whip across, blind tag, slide under, double-teams and Gargano is in control with a front chancery. Passing Creeds to the floor, dives, caught, DIY floats over and the Diamond Mine lads go for moonsaults, nobody home!
Knee Trembler from Ciampa sets up a dive from Gargano but Julius counters with an elbow! Diving knee from Tom, Brutus Ball connects, everybody’s down and out and we go to break!
Back from commercial, Gargano with a superkick, tags made, Ciampa with mounted punches! Big lariat, one for Julius as well, corner lariats for both Creeds, double lariat and the brothers are down! Tom fired up, inverted DDT on Brutus, tag to Johnny! Strikes in the corner, back suplex / powerbomb combination... NOPE!
Creed with a fireman’s carry, Gargano clawing out of it, to the apron, springboard, caught, Brutus marches him into the corner, tag to Julius, Samoan drop sets up a standing shooting star press sets up a standing moonsault, lateral press and Ciampa breaks it up!
Tom tags in, running knee sets up Willow’s Bell sets up underhooks... JULIUS KICKS OUT OF FAIRYTALE ENDING! Brutus pulls Ciampa out of the ring, Ludwig Kaiser runs in, enzuigiri on Johnny, Julius under him with the electric chair, tag made...
Creed Brothers win by pinfall with the Brutus Ball Doomsday Device on Johnny Gargano.
Backstage, Jey Uso gives Sami Zayn a pep talk about how he’s gonna go out there and show everybody and win the title.
Sami asks how his stuff is going and Jey says he and Cody Rhodes got a rematch for the tag titles next week and who knows, maybe they’ll all be champions this time next week.
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, Becky Lynch is interviewed.
The interview is cut short because Nia Jax is lurking behind her to tell her to her face that nobody’s gonna eliminate her and she’s gonna win and she’s gonna be happier than she’s been since she broke Becky’s nose.
Lynch says the funny thing about that is she went on to main event WrestleMania and Jax went on to... get fired!
Chelsea Green and Piper Niven are interviewed backstage.
Green says they feel amazing and they actually have a chance of winning, where some of the women in the match are giving charity vibes.
Shayna Baszler and Zoey Stark roll up.
Baszler says she’s going to tear the first person she sees tonight limb from limb and maybe she’ll make sure Chelsea’s the first one she sees. Piper leaves her high and dry, Zoey notes that goes for them as well, and Shayna says she’s gonna be the one with her hand raised.
Nia Jax makes her entrance and we get a bunch of other entrances for the battle royal.
Xia Li blasts Becky Lynch with a kick and Adam Pearce ejects her from the match and we go to break!
Back from commercial we get a recap of what we just saw and we’re shown that Becky Lynch is not cleared for the match.
WWE Women’s World Championship #1 Contender’s Battle Royal
Everybody ganging up on Nia Jax, Nikki Cross standing catatonic in the middle of the ring, Raquel Rodriguez has a staredown with Nia over her! They shrug and pick her up and eliminate her! Chaos continues, pairing off, Nikki doesn’t vacate the ringside area and goes and stares at the commentary desk.
Maxxine Dupri eliminates Piper Niven but Nia blasts her right off the apron after as she celebrates! Katana Chance trying to choke Jax out, Kayden Carter getting into it with Zoey Stark, Chance runs over to try and help her but Raquel pulls her away for some reason!
Chance and Carter trying to eliminate Rodriguez but she fights them off, going after Tegan Nox! Katana gets Ivy Nile on the apron, she eliminates Carter with a boot and then press slams Chance to the floor after her as we go to break!
Back from commercial, Rodriguez trying to powerbomb Natalya to the floor, she hangs in there, Green tries to dump both of them! Boots for both of them, Chelsea gets frustrated and they work together to eliminate her instead! Nattie with a back elbow and a low bridge for Indi Hartwell but she hangs in there!
Ivy puts Neidhart on the apron, Indi with a kick but she ducks a followup and eliminates Hartwell! Nile boots Nattie to the floor! Nia getting into it with Tegan Nox, setting her up top and eliminating her! Nile with kicks to Jax, fireman’s carry denied, a big headbutt takes her down!
Nia with a fireman’s carry, kicks take her off-balance and Shayna, Raquel, and Zoey work together to eliminate her! Ivy Nile in the final four with them, but Jax pulls her off the apron and eliminates her! Rodriguez tries to dump both of them and fails as Stark and Baszler knock her to the floor!
Zoey and Shayna trading strikes on the apron, Queen of Spades wants a German suplex, Stark hanging in there but she gets the Kirifuda Clutch! Zoey fading, losing her grip, Shayna lets go to avoid landing first and getting eliminated! Stark with a superkick, a second one...
Zoey Stark wins, last eliminating Shayna Baszler to become #1 contender to the WWE Women’s World Championship.
We see Sami Zayn and Seth Rollins getting ready for our main event tonight and we go to break.
Back from commercial we get a hype reel for Tribute to the Troops.
Backstage, Rhea Ripley is interviewed.
She says she’ll handle her business at Survivor Series and next week Judgment Day will do what they do best—
Zoey Stark rolls up.
She says Rhea’s focus should be entirely on her and if it weren’t for Nia Jax, she’d have won the title at Crown Jewel. Ripley says she has a lot on her plate and she hasn’t forgotten her, but she must have forgotten that she defended her title at Crown Jewel.
Or did that slip her mind after the avalanche Riptide onto all those bodies? Stark says she’s gonna take the title from her at Survivor Series.
Sami Zayn makes his entrance and we go to break.
Back from commercial we get a media hype reel for Crown Jewel and a recap of John Cena’s loss to Solo Sikoa.
Sami Zayn vs. Seth Rollins (c) (WWE World Heavyweight Championship)
Rollins with a waistlock, standing switch, wristlock, back and forth in the feeling out and they stalemate as we go to break!
Back from commercial, Seth in control, chops and stomps in the corner and Zayn rolls out of the ring! Action to the floor, Sami with a moonsault off the barricade and he’s fired up! Trading forearms in the ring, Seth drops him, axhandle, cover for two! Hammer whip, Zayn with an elbow up, overhead elbow off the second, another nearfall!
Up and over sets up a lariat and Sami is feeling it! Arm wringer but Rollins gets away, strike combination, sizing him up, off the ropes, suicide dive connects! Sami returns the favor with a tope con giro! Back inside, corner forearms, Seth sidesteps the Helluva Kick, springboard senton atomico and a quebrada... SO CLOSE!
Fighting to the apron, underhooks, Zayn counters with a back body drop and we go to break!
Back from commercial, trading right hands in the middle of the ring, Rollins with a Penalty Kick and he follows it with the buckle bomb! Off the ropes, Blackout countered... BLUE THUNDER DRIVER IS ONLY GOOD FOR TWO! Rolling elbow from Seth, exploder in the corner from Sami, lining him up but Rollins counters with a superkick, Pedigree... SAMI ZAYN WON’T STAY DOWN!
Another Blackout attempt, countered... SAMI ZAYN HAS HIM IN THE LIONTAMER! Seth fighting, Sami stomps and puts him in a deep Boston Crab! Rollins crawling, Zayn repositions, jockeying for position...
Seth Rollins wins by pinfall with a victory roll pin, retaining the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Post-match, they adhere to the Code of Honor and Sami additionally raises Seth’s hand in victory.
As Zayn goes to leave, Judgment Day swarm and beat him down! Rollins dives on them but That Damn Numbers Game overwhelms him, too! They throw the babyfaces into the ring and keep the beatdown coming— JEY USO IS HERE TO MAKE THE SAVE! He cleans house with superkicks and a spear for Finn Balor, but Damian Priest takes him out with a superkick!
CODY RHODES JOINS THE FIGHT! HE GETS THE BETTER OF PRIEST AND REFEREES AND ROAD AGENTS AND GENERAL MANAGER ADAM PEARCE RUSH THE RING TO BREAK IT UP! Rhodes brawling with Mysterio up on the announce desk but security manages to separate them!
Pearce has had enough! He gets on the mic and says if the eight of them want to play games, they’ll play games. WarGames, at Survivor Series in Chicago!
Cody Rhodes dives into Judgment Day and the brawl continues as we go off the air!
That’s the show, folks.