Monday Night Raw Highlights, Results, & Rankings

Monday Night Raw
November 20th, 2017
Toyota Center
Houston, TX

Opening Segment

1. Samoa Joe vs. Finn Balor

2. Asuka vs. Dana Brooke

3. Dean Ambrose vs. Sheamus

4. Fatal 4-Way
Mickie James vs. Bayley vs. Alicia Fox vs. Sasha Banks

5. Braun Strowman vs. Jason Jordan

6. Rich Swann, Cedric Alexander, Akira Tozawa & Mustafa Ali vs. Drew Gulak, Ariya Daivari, Tony Nese & Noam Dar

7. Intercontinental Championship
the Miz (c) vs. Roman Reigns

Quick Results:

  1. Samoe Joe defeated Finn Balor via choke-out
  2. Asuka defeated Dana Brooke
  3. Dean Ambrose defeated Sheamus
  4. James vs. Bayley vs. Fox vs. Banks ended in a no-contest
  5. Strowman vs. Jordan ended in a no-contest
  6. Swann, Alexander, Tozawa, and Ali defeated the Zo Train
  7. Roman Reigns defeated the Miz (new champion)

Taped for Main Event:

  1. Gran Metalik defeated Brian Kendrick
  2. Apollo Crews defeated Curt Hawkins

Estimated Raw Rankings (in storyline)

WWE Universal Champion: Brock Lesnar
Intercontinental Champion: The Miz

  1. Braun Strowman
  2. Roman Reigns
  3. Kane
  4. Samoa Joe
  5. Finn Balor
  6. Jason Jordan
  7. Bray Wyatt
  8. Elias
  9. Apollo Crews
  10. Matt Hardy

Women’s Champion: Alexa Bliss

  1. Asuka
  2. Sasha Banks
  3. Alicia Fox
  4. Nia Jax
  5. Bayley
  6. Mickie James
  7. Dana Brooke

Raw Tag Team Division: the Bar

  1. Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose
  2. Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows
  3. Slater and Rhyno 
  4. Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel

205 Live Estimated Rankings

Champion: Enzo Amore

  1. Kalisto
  2. Akira Tozawa
  3. Cedric Alexander
  4. Rich Swann
  5. TJP
  6. Mustafa Ali
  7. Jack Gallagher
  8. Gran Metalik
  9. Brian Kendrick
  10. Ariya Daivari
  11. Drew Gulak
  12. Tony Nese
  13. Noam Dar
  14. Lince Dorado


Not wanting to be left out of The Shield’s collective pursuit of championship glory, Roman Reigns decided he wanted a title of his own during an interview on “Miz TV.” And with Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins going after the Raw Tag Team Titles, the closest prize available was The Miz’s Intercontinental Championship. A scant two hours later, and that championship had a new home in the trophy case of The Big Dog’s yard.

Yes, Reigns is officially the new Intercontinental Champion, having picked apart The A-Lister in Raw’s main event. Minus the safety net of The Miztourage, who were taken out by The Shield earlier in the night, The A-Lister gave The Big Dog a tougher fight than perhaps he was expecting — those It Kicks found their mark even with Reigns’ extra protection, and The Awesome One chop-blocked Reigns out of the air in the middle of a Superman Punch.

Despite a truly impressive effort by the champion and a last-minute interference by Cesaro & Sheamus, Reigns had one extra burst left to carry him to glory. The Big Dog kicked out of the Skull-Crushing Finale and emphatically Speared his way to the title after The Shield disposed of The Bar at ringside, setting off a celebration with his brothers to cap a performance that wasn’t just a home run — it was a Grand Slam.