From the time Randy Orton received the WWE championship from Drew McIntyre at Hell in a Cell, it felt just like a clock was ticking on his run with the title. McIntyre has targeted the belt successfully. Bray Wyatt had Orton in his sights, and The Miz was a continuing risk to money within the Cash within the Financial institution contract and stole the title. However, on this week’s WWE RAW, McIntyre ended the reign, beating Orton in an implausible most important occasion to capture the title.
McIntyre now moves to Survivor Series, the place he’ll face off with SmackDown’s common champion Roman Reigns, on Sunday’s most important occasion. However, Orton and The Miz may each play an element when McIntyre faces off with “The Tribal Chief.”
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Drew McIntyre becomes the WWE champion again.
After McIntyre mentioned he was going to place his foot by Orton’s head, The Miz and John Morrison had been subsequent as much as an interrupt, saying they’d be ringside for the title match later within the evening — and that Miz could be the person holding the title on the finish of the evening.
Bray Wyatt def. The Miz by way of pinfall after hitting Sister Abigail. Miz tried to apologize earlier than the match, saying there was no good cause to have the match and, as a substitute, discover a peaceable answer, resembling working collectively to take out Orton in the principal occasion. Alexa Bliss got here out from the again and mentioned, “He says no.” Nikki Cross then got here out and instructed Bliss she wanted to go away Wyatt, solely to be slapped and attacked by Bliss. Morrison bought a number of instances on the skin; however, Alexa Bliss was finally attacked, with the pair tumbling over the ringside barricade. Miz tried to capitalize on the distraction; however, he was taken out by Sister Abigail for the end, successfully eradicating Miz from the equation for the principal occasion.
WWE Championship – Drew McIntyre def. Randy Orton McIntyre had a brand new entrance, strolling to the ring sporting a kilt and stabbing a large claymore sword into the doorway ramp — each got to him earlier within the evening by Sheamus, who mentioned he bought them from McIntyre’s mom and that they had been household heirlooms. McIntyre dominated early, forcing Orton to determine to stroll off and take the ten rely; however, Adam Pearce interrupted to say the match now featured no rely on outs or disqualifications. Orton shortly introduced a chair into the equation, utilizing the weapon to take over. Orton would proceed to take shortcuts, utilizing the ring steps and a thumb to the attention as McIntyre was on his comeback. McIntyre was in a position to hit a Future Shock DDT for a two rely on, after which knocked Orton from the ring apron by a desk arrange at ringside for one more close to falling. After extra back-and-forth motion, McIntyre hit the Claymore to win the championship again.
The Show as an entire was stored along with a decent deal with the principle storylines heading into Survivor Sequence with little pointless fats across the edges. That paid off nicely because the evening felt prefer it was in a continuing construct to the principal occasion. McIntyre and Orton had been then given time to place on a match that would have most important evented nearly any card. The one minor misstep was having Miz utterly absent due to being taken out by Wyatt, which eradicated a little bit of the “What if?” really feel that was established within the opening phase. For anybody grumbling a couple of quick title reign for Orton, I recommend you have a look at the historical past of the NWA World Championship to appreciate that even within the 70s and 80s, typically doing enterprise referred to as for a brief run.
Survivor Sequence workforce points proceed.
Asuka, Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke def. Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler & Lana after Asuka put Lana within the Asuka Lock. Earlier than the match, Baszler and Jax instructed Lana, who requested the match – that she was not to tag in below any circumstance. Baszler did her stomp to the arm on Rose on the ring steps early within the match. Baszler locked Asuka within the Kirifuda Clutch; however, Lana tagged herself in and hit a kick for a two rely. Asuka then shortly locked within the Asuka lock for the end. This, after all, meant Jax adopted up the top of the match by placing Lana by the announce desk with a Samoan drop. Later, as Brooke was giving a backstage replace on Rose’s well being, she was attacked by Reckoning and stomped into some gear crates. Rose and Brooke had been introduced as now being unable to compete at Survivor Sequence, with Peyton Royce and Lacey Evans introduced as their replacements.
Retribution def. Riddle, Keith Lee, Braun Strowman & Sheamus when Mustafa Ali rolled up Riddle. The match was put collectively by AJ Kinds as a try and construct workforce chemistry, one thing Ali appeared to take the challenge with, claiming his group is just not a group of pawns and he would merely wait to see Crew Uncooked collapse. The problems inside Crew Uncooked instantly bubbled to the floor with Strowman and Sheamus stepping into it earlier than it spilled over into an argument with Kinds over his declare to be the workforce’s captain. Lee had an enormous burst of offense after a scorching tag, setting his workforce as much as take over; however, Sheamus used a blind tag to get within the ring; Strowman did the identical seconds later, after which Sheamus stopped Strowman from hitting the power slam. This led to an argument among the many workforces, permitting Ali to roll up Riddle for the win.
Just like the WWE title image, all the pieces were fairly tightly targeted all through the evening right here.
However, the adjustments within the girls’ workforce did not make a ton of sense, except there are reputable accidents at play. It’s believed Rose was legitimately harmed final week, which might necessitate eradicating Brooke from the match in addition to their tag workforce presumably going after the titles quickly. The lads’ workforce appears to be so dominant on paper that additional establishing the problems between the members was an excellent transfer heading into Survivor Sequence.
What else occurred on WWE RAW?
- RAW Tag Crew Championship – The New Day (c) def. The Harm Enterprise. This was an implausible tag match with everybody going full velocity and a few very convincing close to falls each method earlier than Xavier Woods pinned Shelton Benjamin after hitting Dawn. That cements New Day for the Survivor Sequence match with SmackDown tag champs The Avenue Income.