WWE RAW Results & Discussion (10/31)

The October 31st, 2016 edition of WWE RAW aired live on the USA Network from the XL Center in Hartford, CT.

– Goldberg’s music hits and the former WWE and WCW Champion will be coming out first to open the show. We see him walking through the back before making his way out to the ring through his pyro.

Enzo Amore def. Luke Gallows: This will be a “Trick of Street Fight”, and the ring and ringside area is decked out in Halloween decorations. Enzo and Cass come out dressed up in costumes from the Toy Story movies. Enzo takes things to ringside and beats Gallows down with a skeleton, then shoves his head in the bowl for bobbing for apples. Gallows comes back and smashes a pumpkin over Enzo’s face. Back in the ring, Anderson tries to get involved, but Enzo hits him in the face with a pumpkin pie then Big Cass boots him off the apron into a table. Enzo low-blows Gallows, then Cass puts a pumpkin over Gallows’ head and Enzo comes off the top with a DDT for the win.

– We see an ambulance backstage and are told that Paul Heyman is inside and is being taken to the hospital.

TJ Perkins def. Brian Kendrick (c): Kendrick cuts a promo before the match saying that Perkins and the fans are too sympathetic and weak-minded. Perkins goes on the offensive right away and hits a kick to the head for a two count early on. After some back and forth action, Perkins hits a missile dropkick off the top then a version of the Codebreaker for a two count. Perkins locks in a knee bar but Kendrick grabs the bottom rope right away to break the hold. Perkins comes off the top rope with a hurricanrana that sends Kendrick flying out to ringside. Perkins rolls inside before the referee counts him out, but Kendrick chooses not to roll in. Perkins wins via countout so the Cruiserweight Title will not change hands.

– Braun Strowman approaches Mick Foley backstage and says he wants to be part of Team RAW at Survivor Series. Foley says he does take Strowman’s threat seriously, so he’ll put Strowman in a Battle Royal tonight where the winner gets a spot on Team RAW at Survivor Series.

– Mick Foley comes out to the ring to discuss last night’s Hell In A Cell pay-per-view, and the upcoming Survivor Series PPV. Foley says he’s proud of everyone except Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens for screwing over Seth Rollins. With that, Jericho and Owens make their way out to the ring to interrupt. Foley says he needs Jericho and Owens on Team RAW at Survivor Series because of how smart and devious they are. Foley says he needs another guy, but not just any guy, the guy. Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring, and thanks Foley for his vote of confidence. Reigns says he was going to dress up as a “stupid idiot” for Halloween, but the store didn’t have any more Jericho costumes. Jericho teases that he’s going to add Roman to his list, but he changes his mind and says Roman isn’t worth of being on the list. Jericho says he’s from Canada and he doesn’t know anything about the U.S. or like anyone in the U.S., but says he would be a better U.S. Champion than Reigns. Jericho says if he wanted, he would take that U.S. Title from Roman tonight. Reigns takes Jericho up on his challenge, and Foley makes it official.

Battle Royal: Several RAW stars are in this one, and the winner will earn himself a spot on Team RAW. R-Truth jumps on Strowman’s back to choke him, but Strowman throws him outside. Strowman eliminates Bo Dallas next with a clothesline, then Cesaro, Sheamus and Sami Zayn take turns working on Strowman. Sheamus and Cesaro team up to eliminate Jinder Mahal, then Sheamus eliminates Darren Young. Strowman hits a splash in the corner on Cesaro, then throws Curtis Axel outside. Sami Zayn eliminates Titus O’Neil with a big boot, then Cesaro eliminates Goldust. Cesaro and Sheamus turn on each other, and Cesaro eliminates Sheamus. Strowman eliminates Cesaro immediately after. The final three are Strowman, Zayn, and Neville. Strowman hits a lariat on Neville then throws him outside. Zayn gets some offense in on Strowman, but Strowman comes back with a big splash in the corner. Strowman goes to throw Zayn outside, but Zayn latches onto Strowman’s head. Zayn has Strowman in a front face lock and almost gets him out, but Strowman overpowers him and throws Zayn outside with authority. Winner: Braun Strowman

Rich Swan & Cedric Alexander & Lince Dorado def. Drew Gulak & Tony Neese & Ariya Daivari: Drew Gulak’s entrance video played instead of Cedric Alexander’s. Dorado gets all kinds of offense in on Daivari to kick things off. Swan and Gulak get the tags and Swan hits a big hurricanrana on Gulak. Neese and Alexander are in next and Neese takes control of the match for his team. Daivari tags in and continues working on Alexander until Alexander hits a big kick to the face and tags in Swan. Neese tags in and Swan goes to town on him with kicks and stomps. Swan hits a hurricanrana off the top rope on Neese then a rolling thunder frogsplash for a two count. Alexander and Dorado hit suicide dives over the top rope to the outside on both Daivari and Gulak. Back in the ring, Swan hits a superkick on Neese and rolls him up for the win.


– Charlotte is carried out to the ring next on a platform carried by four guys dressed in ancient Rome style outfits. Charlotte cuts a promo about making history last night at Hell In A Cell, and the women of SmackDown. Charlotte says she doesn’t want Bayley on her team at Survivor Series, and says she would be the weak link of the team. Charlotte tells Bayley to come to the ring so she can address her. Bayley comes out to the ring and gives Charlotte props for her match at Hell In A Cell. Charlotte says Bayley has to face another member from Team RAW before Survivor Series. Bayley says she’s tired of listening to Charlotte talk, and asks if she’ll be facing. Charlotte says instead, Bayley will be facing Nia Jax.

Nia Jax def. Bayley: Charlotte and Dana Brooke are on commentary for this one. Nia dominates the opening minutes of the match until Bayley locks Nia in a guillotine choke. Nia fights out, and Bayley starts working on Nia with kicks and elbows. Bayley hits a running bulldog and goes to follow up with a splash, but Nia runs out of the corner and drops Bayley with a clothesline. Nia goes up to the middle rope for a splash, but Bayley gets up and goes for a superplex. Nia blocks it and throws Bayley to the outside and Bayley starts selling a knee injury. Back in the ring, Nia hits a Samoan Drop for the win.

Cesaro & Sheamus def. The Shining Stars: Primo starts off with a quick rollup on Cesaro for a one count. Cesaro comes back and goes for The Swing, but Primo grabs the ropes to block it. Primo and Epic take turns working on Cesaro until Sheamus gets the hot tag and cleans house. Primo tries to interfere, but Cesaro makes the save. Sheamus locks the cloverleaf on Epico for the win via submission.

– We see some footage of Goldust and R-Truth going to a haunted house earlier in the night.

– Jericho and Owens talk in the back about how great it would be if Jericho won the U.S. Title tonight so they could bring it back to Canada. Jericho tells Owens that he needs him tonight, and Owens says after the way Jericho had his back last night it’s the least he could do.

Roman Reigns (c) def. Chris Jericho via DQ: Roman Reigns’ U.S. Championship is on the line in this one, and Kevin Owens is at ringside. Reigns overpowers Jericho in the opening minutes, but Jericho is able to take control after a thumb to the eye. The Champion and challenger trade slaps to the face until Jericho hits a dropkick on Reigns. Jericho goes up top, but Reigns meets him there. Jericho fights off Reigns and follows up with a cross body splash off the top. Reigns comes back with some right hands then clotheslines Jericho to the outside. Reigns throws Jericho into the fan barricade a couple times before rolling him back in the ring. While the referee’s back is turned Owens hits Reigns from behind and sends him flying into the ring post. Back in the ring Jericho takes control of the match and hits a back suplex for a two count. Reigns comes back with a series of clotheslines and a big boot for a two count of his own. Reigns hits a Samoan Drop for another near-fall, then goes for a Superman punch but misses. Jericho drops Reigns with a right hand then goes for a Lionsault, but Reigns gets his knees up to block it. Reigns goes for another Superman punch, and once again Jericho dodges it. Jericho goes for a Codebreaker but Reigns blocks it. Jericho gets Reigns in the Walls of Jericho, but Reigns fights out and hits a series of right hands on Y2J. Reigns hits a sitout powerbomb on Jericho for two. Reigns goes for a Superman punch but Owens gets on the apron and distracts him. Jericho rolls up Reigns from behind for a two count. Jericho goes for his patented springboard dropkick, but Reigns hits him with a Superman punch in mid-air. Reigns follows up with a spear and pins, but Owens runs in before the referee can count to three and starts beating on Reigns. Jericho and Owens beat down Reigns as the crowd chants for Seth Rollins. Owens throws Reigns off the ropes and launches him into the air, and Jericho catches Reigns with a Codebreaker. Rollins runs in for the save and lays out Owens and Jericho. Rollins hits two suicide dives on Owens, then runs back onto the ring apron for a springboard knee to the face of Jericho. Rollins follows up with a superkick and goes for the Pedigree, but Owens pulls Jericho out of the ring. Owens and Jericho walk to the back, and Rollins and Reigns come face to face in the ring. Rollins and Reigns stare each other down in the ring as RAW goes off the air.


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