Monday Night Raw Highlights, Results, and Rankings

Monday Night Raw
Oct 16, 2017
Moda Center
Portland, OR

Opening Segment: The Shield

1. Jason Jordan, Apollo Crews, Titus O’Neil vs. Elias, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson.

2. Cedric Alexander vs. Jack Gallagher

MizTV with Braun Strowman

3. Alicia Fox vs. Sasha Banks

Enzo Amore Segment

4. RAW Tag Team Championships
Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose (c) vs. the Bar

Finn Balor Segment

5. Emma and Alexa Bliss vs. Mickie James and Bayley

6. Steel Cage Match
Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns

Quick Results:

  1. Apollo Crews, Jason Jordan and Titus O’Neil defeated the Club and Elias Samson
  2. Cedric Alexander defeated Jack Gallagher
  3. Sasha Banks defeated Alicia Fox
  4. Rollins and Ambrose (c) defeated the Bar (2nd televised title defense)
  5. Mickie James and Bayley defeated Emma and Alexa Bliss
  6. Braun Strowman defeated Roman Reigns 

Estimated Raw Rankings (in storyline)

WWE Universal Champion: Brock Lesnar
Intercontinental Champion: the Miz

  1. Braun Strowman +1
  2. Roman Reigns -1
  3. Finn Balor
  4. Bray Wyatt
  5. Samoa Joe
  6. Jason Jordan
  7. Elias
  8. Appolo Crews +1

** Goldust dropped out of the rankings this week

Women’s Champion: Alexa Bliss

  1. Mickie James
  2. Emma
  3. Sasha Banks
  4. Bayley
  5. Alicia Fox
  6. Dana Brooke

Raw Tag Team Division: Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins

  1. the Bar
  2. the Hardy Boyz
  3. the Club
  4. Slater and Rhyno
  5. Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel


Raw General Manager Kurt Angle banned The Miz, The Bar and The Shield from ringside to prevent outside interference and preserve the integrity of Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman in a Steel Cage, a match that would determine the complexion of the big TLC Match on Sunday. But he didn’t say anything about inside interference, and now Strowman’s victory expands The Shield’s opponents from four to five as a result.

To be fair, the rival teams ignored Angle’s initial decree as well, rushing the cagedespite the General Manager’s orders. The Miz’s crew struck first, with The Bar cutting Roman off at the pass when he tried to escape the cage after momentarily felling Strowman. The Shield quickly neutralized the interference, but The Monster Among Men hauled Reigns over the cage right into a superplex, and when the brawl between The Shield and The Bar continued into the parking lot, Miz himself locked them out of the arena by closing the door of the loading dock.

Reigns managed to fight his way back into contention by hitting Strowman with three Superman Punches and a Spear, but the tide quickly turned when the arena plunged into red light and Kane rose from beneath the ring to administer two bone-rattling chokeslams to the former WWE Champion. Strowman followed up with a Running Powerslam, The Big Red Monster piled on with a Tombstone, and a second Running Powerslam from The Gift of Destruction earned the decisive pinfall and expanded his squadron by one for Sunday in the process. And, as Miz informed the WWE Universe, in case that wasn’t enough of a hint, The Devil’s Favorite Demon was, indeed, his final teammate for WWE TLC.

Dean Ambrose said The Shield could take on five opponents and win. The Hounds of Justice are about to be put to that exact test.