DATE:- October 16, 2017
Less than one week before the reunited Shield battles Braun Strowman, Intercontinental Champion The Miz, Sheamus & Cesaro in a Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match at WWE TLC, Roman Reigns goes to the extreme against The Monster Among Men in a Steel Cage Match.
Can Reigns take down Strowman inside the unforgiving structure without the aid of his fellow Hounds of Justice?
STARTING THE SHOW WITH THE SHIELD
RAW GM Kurt Angle is out first to kick off the show tonight. Angle welcomes the Portland crowd to Monday Night RAW. He says it is safe to say The Shield is back together. Angle says The Shield is taking on The Miz, Cesaro, Sheamus and Braun Strowman at TLC this Sunday.
The Shield music hits. They are all decked out in the old Shield gear. Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose enter through the crowd and jump the barricade. All three surround the ring staring down Angle and get inside.
A loud “THIS IS AWESOME” chant starts up among the crowd tonight in Portland.
Angle asks if Portland wants to hear from The Shield. Angle, with a concerned look on his face, hands over the mic to Roman Reigns. Reigns says that is a good choice because when The Shield comes down you have two choices:
leave the yard or get your ass beat.
Rollins tells Reigns to take it easy and says it feels good to be out here. He said it’s amazing how things come full circle and how The Shield had its first match at TLC five years ago. Rollins said they dominated that night. He said one day that all went away. “But I am proud to stand here five years later in this ring with my brothers because The Shield is back and better than ever baby!”
Ambrose grabs the mic and talks about tables, ladders and chairs. He said Miz, Sheamus, Cesaro and Strowman should be scared to go to war with the masters. Ambrose says no one divides and conquers like The Shield does. He said his comments last week about taking any number of people on may not have been smart, but he’d say it again. Ambrose calls Miz, Sheamus, Cesaro and Strowman out to the ring.
Sheamus, Cesaro, Braun Strowman and The Miz walk down the ramp. Angle quickly stops this and says we are getting this match on Sunday. He says they will make history tonight but on his terms. Angle reminds Sheamus and Cesaro that they will challenge Rollins and Ambrose tonight for the RAW Tag Team Championships, while Reigns will take on Strowman inside a Steel Cage match later tonight.
Wow, it is honestly surreal to see Reigns, Ambrose and Rollins back in the old Shield gear tonight in Portland. I was wondering they will come out together in The Shield style this Sunday at TLC.
1st MATCH OF RAW ⇒ Elias, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson VS Jason Jordan, Titus O’Neil and Apollo Crews (6 Man Tag Team Match)
Winner:- Jason Jordan, Titus O’Neil and Apollo Crews
Decent six-man tag team match, Jason Jordan is really starting to click in the ring as a singles competitor, The Club sure is looking good too.
2nd MATCH OF RAW ⇒ Cedric Alexander VS Jack Gallagher (1 on 1)
Winner:- Cedric Alexander
Match set for TLC is Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann VS The Brian Kendrick and Jack Gallagher (Tag Team Match)
That was a really good singles match between Alexander and Gallagher, told a great story with support on the outside.
MIZ TV’S SPECIAL GUEST BRAWN STROWMAN
WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz, Sheamus, Cesaro and Curtis Axel all head to the ring for the latest edition of MizTV. Miz grabs a mic and talks about Kurt Angle breaking up their attempt earlier tonight to answer The Shield’s challenge before Sunday.
He’s happy Angle stopped them so Sheamus and Cesaro can take back the RAW Tag Team Championships. Sheamus says tonight The Bar will shatter The Shield into three pieces.
Miz calls The Shield an “overhyped nostalgia act.” He calls them overrated and refers to his unit as a family. Miz introduces his guest tonight: Braun Strowman.
Strowman heads to the ring and grabs a mic. He says he would have shattered The Shield tonight.
Strowman said it takes three of them to take him out. His goal is to tear apart The Shield one-by-one until they are gone forever. Strowman says that starts tonight inside a Steel Cage with Roman Reigns. He’s demanding they lock the door tonight so Reigns can’t go anywhere. Miz brings up Ambrose again bragging The Shield could take on 4 or even 5 people. He is agreeing with Ambrose and is ready to introduce a 5th team member tonight.
Kurt Angle walks out and says Miz is pushing it doing this. Miz wants them to prove it. Angle tells Miz to shut up. He announces Strowman must beat Reigns tonight for them to get a 5th partner. Angle adds that if Strowman loses, the match returns to be 3 vs. 3 and they lose Strowman as a partner this Sunday. They all talk and Strowman accepts.
Angle adds that everyone is banned from ringside during the matches tonight.
Nice setup for the tag title and steel cage match tonight, the show is pacing really well tonight.
3rd MATCH OF RAW ⇒ Sasha Banks VS Alicia Fox (1 on 1)
Winner:- Sasha Banks
A decent match between the two. I think Sasha Banks deserves better.
ENZO AMORE ADDRESSES HIS LOSS
The former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore walks out and does his usual introduction. Enzo says he was robbed. “That ain’t no conspiracy. That is a fact.” He calls Kurt Angle a corrupt General Manager.
Here comes WWE Cruiserweight Champion Kalisto to interrupt. Kalisto grabs a mic and says enough is enough. He says Enzo can blame him, Kurt Angle, the entire 205 Live roster or even the WWE Universe if he wants to. Kalisto says he won’t have any excuses come TLC this Sunday. He mistakenly says he will be the new Cruiserweight Champion. Enzo says she has money stacked taller than Kalisto. He warns him that a train is coming. Drew Gulak, Tony Nese, Ariya Daivari and Noam Dar hit the ring and attack Kalisto.
Mustafa Ali runs down and takes out Nese, Gulak and hits Enzo with a shoulder charge. Ali levels Dar with a clothesline. Enzo with a cheap shot. Ali tries to fight back, but gets outnumbered quickly. Enzo mocks Kalisto in the corner. Daivari levels Ali as Enzo cheers him on.
WWE RAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
(4th MATCH OF RAW ⇒ Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose VS Sheamus and Cesaro)
Winner:- And Still WWE RAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS – Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose
Sheamus and Cesaro totally stalled the momentum of that tag match, hopefully, that doesn’t happen on Sunday night.
Finn Bálor has an answer…..
Finn Bálor heads to the ring. Bálor grabs a mic and says this is Bálor Club right here in Portland. He talks about Irish folktales and thinking they were just stories. Bálor said after feeling the presence of Sister Abigail, he realized they are real. He plans to slay the monster with a demon of his own. Bálor cuts a promo transforming into The Demon.
“My demon is dying to meet you, Sister Abigail. Run.”
5th MATCH OF RAW ⇒ Alexa Bliss and Emma VS Mickie James and Bayley (Tag Team Match)
Winner:- Mickie James and Bayley
Very underwhelming women’s tag team match, real lack of chemistry tonight.
Match set for TLC:-
Sasha Banks VS Alicia Fox (1 on 1) Kickoff show
THE MAIN EVENT
(6th MATCH OF RAW)
(ROMAN REIGNS VS BRAWN STROWMAN INSIDE A STEEL CAGE)
Winner:- Brawn Strowman
After the match, The Miz says if that wasn’t clear enough,
The 5th member of the team at TLC this Sunday against The Shield is
Kane and Braun Strowman stand side-by-side looking down at a lifeless Reigns as the show comes to a close in Portland.
I definitely didn’t see the return of Kane tonight, I’m sure many were expecting Samoa Joe in that spot.
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