WWE Late Night Raw Review: 14/11/16

Official Results:
Roman Reigns and Kevin Owens Defeated Cesaro and Sheamus via pinfall
Sami Zayn defeated Bo Dallas via pinfall
Chris Jericho, Braun Strowman and Seth Rollins Defeated The New Day via pinfall
The Brian Kendrick Defeated Sin Cara via submission
Charlotte and Sasha Banks Defeated Alicia Fox and Nia Jax via submission
Enzo & Big Cass with The Club Defeated The Shining Stars with the GoldenTruth via pinfall

RAW General Manager Mick Foley and Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon bring the RAW superstars competing on behalf of Raw at Survivor Series: In this opening segment, Foley and Steph give confidence boosts to each superstar on RAW, stating how ‘the RAW superstars are superior to those at Smackdown’ and continuously reiterated that they are ‘the best in the business’. The segment then finished with the RAW bosses creating several matches which will take place throughout the night including U.S champion Roman Reigns and Universal champion Kevin Owens vs Cesaro and Sheamus, Seth Rollins, Chris Jericho and Braun Strowman against WWE RAW Tag Team champions The New Day and Women’s champion Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks vs Nia Jax and Alicia Fox.

Backstage Segment between Sami Zayn and Bo Dallas: Bo confronts Zayn, as he believed he should have the right to verse Dolph Ziggler at Survivor Series for the Intercontinental championship. Therefore, Zayn challenged him to a bout later in the night.

U.S champion Roman Reigns and Universal champions Kevin Owens vs. Cesaro and Sheamus: Reigns established an offensive start dominating Cesaro due to powerful maneuvers, however his dominance was quickly shortened due to Kevin Owens refusing to tag into the ring. Cesaro and Sheamus remained in control for the majority of the match due to the lack of chemistry between KO and Reigns. Further into the match Reigns secured esteem in the match as he was able to deliver his signature superman punch to not only Sheamus but Cesaro consecutively after. Although, straight after Owens tagged himself into the ring causing a confrontation with teammate Reigns before Cesaro attacked the now legal man Kevin Owens. Unluckily for Cesaro after the attack on Owens, he ran into a Spear from Reigns but as Reigns wasn’t the legal man, he dragged the downed KO onto Cesaro which brough them the 3 count and victory.

A backstage segment of Rollins, Jericho and Strowman: In this segment, Jericho presented his teammates for tonight with ‘Scarves of Jericho’ as a gesture to build their team unity. However, Rollins rejected the offer and went to prepare for their match. Whilst, Braun demanded Jericho’s $700 scalf before ripping it in half.

Bo Dallas vs. Sami Zayn: Bo Dallas dominated the early stages of the match, delivering various knees and stomps to the chest of Zayn. Before, Zayn reversed Bo’s closeline into a t-bone suplex into the ringpost which was followed by a powerful Helluva Kick for the win.

Post match interview: Sami Zayn exclaimed he doesn’t care whether the Intercontinental champion is Dolph Ziggler or The Miz going into Survivor Series. As no matter who his opponent is, he’s bringing the championship back to where it belongs, Monday Night RAW.


Locker room segment of the cruiserweight champion Brian Kendrick talking to the rest of RAW’s cruiserweight division: The Brian Kendrick started by assuring the rest of the superstars that they are in safe hands going into Survivor Series against Kalisto. However, superstars such as Cedric Alexander and TJ Perkins wasn’t reassured by Kendrick’s words. The segment ended with Kalisto’s former tag team partner Sin Cara stating that Kalisto would make a more honourable cruiserweight champion than Kendrick.

Moreover, The New Day cut a Stage Promo: In this promo, The New Day cut a classic and hilarious promo singing ‘New Day rocks’ and bolstering how they are the greatest tag team champions of all time and soon to be record breakers. Whilst, promoting their new merchandise which included ‘New Day socks’.

WWE RAW Tag Team Champions The New Day (Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods) vs. Chris jericho, Braun Strowman and Seth Rollins: Jericho and Kingston started the match exchanging technical wrestling holds, before Y2J forcefully tagged Rollins into the match who quickly gained momentum over Xavier Woods. Strowman later got tagged the match where he continuously threw Woods around the ring like a ragdoll and relished a long period on top of the New Day. The former Wyatt family member showed his value to the RAW survivor series team as he single handedly got his team the win by delivering a running powerslam to Xavier Woods gaining them the victory.

Post match in-ring confrontation: Jericho celebrated the victory with Rollins and Braun where he declared how his leadership resulted in the 3 winning the match. However, Rollins looked dissatisfied with Y2J as he executed a Pedigree to the former world champion and returned backstage.


Backstage Promo between Mick Foley, Stephanie Mcmahon and Paul Heyman: Before being interrupted by Brock Lesnar’s advocate, the 2 were ecstatic that Owens, Reigns and Jericho, Rollins and Braun worked well as a cohesive unit together respectively. Before, mocking the 2 authority figures on his opinion that the Smackdown Live survivor series teams are ‘looking pretty good’ compared to the RAW team.

Another backstage promo with RAW Womens champion Charlotte and Sasha Banks: Charlotte demanded that Banks listened to her as she is the RAW womens team captain. She further stated that she will show Sasha ‘how to win a match, when the bright lights are shining on her’.

Non-title match: Cruiserweight champion The Brian Kendrick vs. Sin Cara: Before the bell rang, Kendrick attacked Sin Cara from behind throwing him out of the ring and into the barricade. Yet again another creative cruiserweight division match with various springboard reversals. The Brian Kendrick did a fantastic job, portraying his heel persona by hitting the luchador with various cheap shots and abusing his surroundings to enroll pain into Sin Cara. Sin Cara enjoyed a short stint in control of this match, where he hit Kendrick with various powerful kicks and leg lariats. Before, an attempt to take the mask of Sin Cara by Kendrick which distracted the luchador. The wizard of odd then locked in his signature Captains Hooks submission lock, forcing Sin Cara to tapout.

Backstage Promo involving Enzo & Cass and The Club: A standard promo by Enzo and Cass being the ‘realest guys in the room’. Threw insults at the intimidating Gallows and Anderson, however they eventually got to the point where they fixed that if the Club stab any of the RAW teams in the back at Survivor Series, they will lose.

The epic confrontation between Brock Lesnar and Goldberg, 6 nights before their encounter at Survivor Series: 10 members of security gathered inside the ring in attempt to keep order between the athletes. Firstly, Paul Heyman attempted to speak, before being interrupted by the man they call Golberg. Goldberg shouted in reply that he needs to prioritise getting the security out of the ring, so that the 2 real men in the ring and begin their much anticipated fight. Goldberg further screamed in the face of Brock ‘there’s a long list of people this beast has conquered, but i’m not on it’. subsequently, Paul Heyman cut a fantastic promo on the mic trying to intimidate Goldberg, before the Icon started putting his fists to all the faces of the security. After he cleared all of the security out of the ring, he stood tall in front of Lesnar as the Beast retreated backstage unwilling to battle Goldberg until Sunday’s Survivor Series.


RAW Women’s champion Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks vs. Alicia Fox and Nia Jax: Nia Jax entertained early dominance over Charlotte and Sasha, clearing the former Women’s champ Sasha Banks out of the ring, with a solid closeline over the top rope. Charlotte and Banks got the momentum back, although they had a disagreement in the ring which causes the women to lay their fists into each other which allowed Nia and Alicia to gain control. However, miscommunication from Fox and Jax lead into the legit Boss capturing Fox in the Bank Statement forcing her to tapout.


Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady with The Club (Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson) vs. The Shining Stars (Primo and Epico) with the GoldenTruth (Goldust and R-Truth): This match continuously went back and forth between either of the teams taking control. Surprisingly, Enzo and Big Cass worked well as a unit with the club, with both teams performing their finishing moves on Primo getting the win. However, just before the pinfall, Gallows teased Amore who wanted to be tagged in the ring and instead finished off Primo himself.

RAW General Manager Mick Foley and RAW Commissioner Stephanie McMahon confronted Smackdown General Manager Daniel Bryan and Smackdown Commissioner Shane McMahon inside the ring: The RAW authority figures start the segment by congratulating then 2 Smackdown figures on their 900th Smackdown episode which takes place tomorrow, but quickly turns to comparing Smackdown’s poor talent to their ‘dominant RAW talent’. Stephanie calls Shane a hypocrite as Smackdown is supposed to be ‘the land of opportunity’, although she believes that Shane is taking the opportunity away from another Smackdown superstar by letting Bryan insert him in the Smackdown Survivor Series team.
Steph further welcomes Team RAW (Owens, Jericho, Reigns, Rollins and Strawman) to the ring. Team Smackdown Live (Styles, Ambrose, Wyatt, Orton and James Ellsworth) then appear from the crowd and filter the ring. WWE World Champion AJ Styles farther goes into the ring stating that Kevin Owens is a ‘paper champion’ and that he’s ‘the champ that runs the camp’. Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho then display more of their bromance and Y2J puts Styles on ‘the list’. Moreover, Bray Wyatt encounters the monster in which he created Braun Strowman which causes even more tension within the ring.
In Addition, Dean Ambrose throws the first punch which causes a huge brawl between the both Brands to cut loose. RAW’s Roman looks to be the last man standing tall as he superman punched Orton and Wyatt, however Styles interfered ending Reigns’ rampage. Despite that, Roman’s former shield member Seth Rollins entered the ring serving a pedigree to the WWE champions, before the two former shield members perform their nostalgic Shield double powerbomb on Styles.
The fantastic promo ends with all members of Team RAW standing tall inside the squared circle with RAW commissioner Stephanie McMahon raising their hands tall.



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