Team SmackDown Meets Team Raw – Brawl (WWE YouTube)
Tag Team Match – Clip (WWE YouTube)
Tag Team Match (YouTube)
Match Video (Full) – Coming This Week
Seth Rollins, Braun Strowman, Chris Jerico def. The New Day
Survivor Series is Sunday and the name of the game, ladies and gentlemen, is teamwork. After pitting various fractions of Raw’s Survivor Series teams against each other, Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon and General Manager Mick Foley saw at least one set of rivals put their differences aside to get a much-needed win. Good thing, too, as Stephanie promised “changes” for any partners who couldn’t get it together.
If there is one crew that does NOT possess The Power of Positivity, it is Seth Rollins, Chris Jericho and Braun Strowman. But that doesn’t mean they can’t win. The craftiest, nastiest and, well, brawniest members of Raw’s Men’s Survivor Series team managed to find unity against the record-setting Raw Tag Team Champions, leading to an impressive win over ya boys.
Perhaps the teams’ pre-match displays had clued the WWE Universe in to a different outcome — New Day hawked their merch in unison while their foes squabbled over scarves. But if anyone held out hope for New Day, it was dashed the second Strowman took out Big E and Kofi Kingston, leaving Xavier Woods to the mercy of his collected foes. A running powerslam from Strowman ended the match, but a Pedigree to Rollins from Jericho put an end to the victors’ partnership. At least until Sunday.
Seth Rollins Announced for Survivor Series Team (WWE YouTube)
Fatal Five-Way Match (WWE YouTube)
Opening Segment (Full Video)
Backstage Interview (Full Video)
Match (Full Video)
Seth Joins the Survivor Series Team & Kevin Owens pins Jericho to win the Fatal Five-Way Match
Can Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns coexist? Well, they’re gonna have to: The Architect was officially added to the assembled 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Men’s Elimination team alongside Reigns, Jeri-KO and Braun Strowman in Raw’s opening moments. Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon provided Rollins with “assurances” to lure him onto the team and tried to stoke the inter-show rivalry by implying Team Raw’s jobs were resting on the outcome of the match. But Owens and Jericho instead decided to poke and prod Rollins and Reigns relentlessly to keep them in line.
The former Shield brothers decided to whoop on their enemies in response, at least until Strowman took Rollins and Jericho out. Unwilling to lose her team to infighting, Stephanie gave the five Survivor Series team members a chance to work out their aggression in a Fatal 5-Way Match in Raw’s main event. That Kevin Owens won the Fatal 5-Way among Raw’s male Survivor Series competitors wasn’t necessarily surprising, per se — OK, given that Braun Strowman kind of wrecked everyone for 10 minutes, it was a little surprising. What’s surprising was who KO pinned to do it.
In a match that initially began with a Strowman rampage, it took the combined efforts of Jeri-KO, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns to finally get The Gift of Destruction out of the ring. And at that point, Rollins & Reigns joined forces again to keep the big man at bay.
Jericho and Owens re-joined the fray just in time to break up a Shield-esque Double Powerbomb to Strowman, focusing their efforts on The Big Dog in particular. Rollins broke out the big move of the match by power-bombing Jericho through both a prone Strowman and the table beneath him, and very nearly won the match by Pedigreeing Jericho, but Owens stole the win in a most unusual way. After Owens had super-kicked Rollins out of the ring, Reigns clocked him with a Superman Punch, and The Prizefighter toppled onto his fallen buddy to inadvertently score the win. To be fair: Friends don’t let friends lose matches.
Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens – Clip (WWE YouTube)
Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens – Full Match (Dailymotion)
Kevin Owens def. Seth Rollins (with the help of Chris Jericho)
The Kevin Owens Show has survived its one-off episode in Hell to roll on for at least another night, as the WWE Universal Championship both arrived and left Boston in the clutches of The Prizefighter, while Seth Rollins was left empty-handed yet again. Though, to be entirely fair, the third-act twist wasn’t entirely due to the merits of The KO Show’s namesake, as a most unexpected guest star crashed the Cell.
In case you couldn’t guess, that was Chris Jericho, who made his presence felt after Rollins gritted and grounded his way into position to win the match. That in and of itself was a miracle after KO snuffed out Rollins’ early showing by targeting The Architect’s back, ripping off Rollins’ Kinesio tape before savaging him all across the cage. Rollins was able to keep himself in the fight, but when Owens accidentally blasted one of the officials in the face with a fire extinguisher, Jericho took advantage of the briefly open Cell door to lock himself inside and pocket the key.
Rollins quickly dispatched Jericho by sending him crashing into the Cell wall, but the mere presence of The Ayatollah of Rock ’n’ Rolla left him at an insurmountable disadvantage. Even though he was able to power through his brutalised back to powerbomb Owens through a pair of tables, he couldn’t stop Jericho from hauling the ref away before the pinfall could be counted. And, although he was able to briefly chase Jericho down, he wasn’t able to stop Jeri-KO from ultimately uniting and bringing two steel chairs into the match. And once Owens power bombed him through those two chairs with Jericho watching on, Rollins wasn’t able to do much of anything
Seth Rollins vs. Chris Jericho & Kevin Owens – Triple Threat (WWE YouTube)
Seth Steals The List of Jericho (WWE Youtube)
Seth Steals The List Full Segment (Dailymotion)
Full Match Video (Dailymotion)
Seth Rollins def. Chris Jericho & Kevin Owens
Try though he did, Seth Rollins wasn’t able to tear Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho apart before the main event Triple Threat Match by stealing the “List of Jericho.” But he did one better and pinned both of them at the same time. Initially, things had been going swimmingly for the two best friends, who ganged up and teed off on the helpless Rollins. The Architect found himself set up on the top rope for a double-superplex, but Rollins simply slipped down the turnbuckle, executed a textbook double-powerbomb of Jericho and Owens, and pinned them both to the mat simultaneously.
He paid dearly for the feat, though, as Jeri-KO mugged The Architect after the match and threw him shoulder-first into the steel steps. Once Jericho had departed the stage and Owens was left atop the ramp by himself, Rollins struck back, fighting through security to initiate a brawl with the WWE Universal Champion. He paid dearly for that, too, as Owens seized control of Rollins and executed his patented apron powerbomb. Hell in a Cell awaits, and for all his bravado, Rollins goes into the match with a distinct disadvantage: Unlike Mick Foley in 1998, he’s already broken in half.
Seth Rollins vs. Chris Jericho – Rematch (WWE YouTube)
Seth’s FB Live Q&A – October 13th
Seth’s FB Live Spotify Workout Playlist – October 13th
Match Video – Full (Dailymotion) *Coming This Week*
Seth Rollins def. Chris Jericho
We begin this week’s edition of Monday Night Raw with Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho, Kevin once again proclaiming that Raw is the Kevin Owens Show and Jericho contemplating adding more names to his infamous list. Seth eventually interrupts their party and mock Jericho’s scarf (saying it should be added to the list) and declaring Jericho “sparkle crotch” because of the rhinestones on his tights. The fans seem to agree and begin to chant the new nickname, as Jericho yells in anger “I’m not sparkle crotch!” Seth decides to once again challenge Chris Jericho to a match, since he figures he can so easily beat Seth. He then tells Jericho he should tell Kevin Owens to go backstage. Jericho and Owens bicker for a few moments, but ultimately they hug and Owens leaves the arena.
Seth vs. Jericho kicks off into full swing and Jericho seems hell bent on destroying Seth. But Seth Rollins resilient as ever is apply to rally after the commercial break. He is about to pull of some sort of high risk move from the top ropes, when Kevin Owens decides to reappear on the scene. The distraction disrupts the match, and ultimately Seth manages to pin the distracted Jericho following a pedigree.
Seth Rollins vs. Chris Jericho – Main Event (WWE YouTube)
Match Video – Full (Dailymotion)
Seth Rollins def. Chris Jericho (Keeps one on one match vs. Kevin Owens at HIAC)
Last night, SmackDown LIVE’s pay-per-view No Mercy put on a show-stealing Triple Threat Match for the WWE World Championship. Raw, it appears, will not be able to mount one of its own at WWE Hell in a Cell, since Chris Jericho failed to defeat Seth Rollins and win his way into a WWE Universal Championship that will now be contested inside the Cell itself. That’s got to sting for Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon’s competitive instincts, but it’s also got to sting for Jericho, who would have been a very real threat to his “best friend” Kevin Owens’ title had he been able to win the match.
One Superstar who isn’t upset? Seth Rollins, who gets to keep KO one-on-one and receives a momentum boost in the process. The victory was made even sweeter by the fact that The Architect had to battle back from the beating Jericho put on his recently injured ribs. Even a behind-the-ref superkick from a ringside Owens wasn’t enough to keep “The Man” down, as Rollins took out KO with a suicide dive and felled Jericho with an inside-cradle reversal of the Walls of Jericho. Owens didn’t wait to put a beating on Rollins after the match, but Jericho was quick to both save KO from a Pedigree and, ultimately, take one of his own while Owens, again, did nothing to stop it.
Seth Rollins Interview with Michael Cole (WWE YouTube)
Seth Interrupts Owens & Jericho vs. New Day (WWE YouTube)
Stephanie McMahon Confronts Seth Backstage (WWE YouTube)
All of Seth’s Segments from Raw – Full Video (Dailymotion)
Seth Rollins Backstage Interview with Michael Cole
Seth Rollins had some choice words for Kevin Owens in the before Raw interview with Michael Cole. He restates the fact that he thinks Kevin’s “Redesign, Replace” slogan is a joke and that he plans to take apart the new era of Raw piece by piece, beginning with Owens and the Universal Title of course. Seth says that everyone should know already that he isn’t replaceable.
Seth Interrupts Jericho & Owens vs. The New Day
It was going swimmingly for Jeri-KO for a while. Facing Xavier Woods (who made The List of Jericho twice in one night and subbed for a stitched-up Kofi Kingston) and Big E, the self-proclaimed best friends were firing on all cylinders. At least, until Seth Rollins appeared atop the ring and Woods nailed KO with an enzuigiri. A reeling Owens tagged Jericho and, once Woods was trapped in the Walls of Jericho, Rollins distracted The Ayatollah of Rock ’n’ Rolla, allowing New Day to pounce with the Midnight Hour. Owens, for his part, barely even waited for the bell to hit the road, and didn’t interfere when Rollins nailed Jericho with a Pedigree. Some friend he is.
Seth is Confronted by Stephanie McMahon Backstage
Following his taste of revenge against Chris Jericho, a cheerful Seth is approached by Stephanie McMahon. She comes to question his behavior and the fact that he isn’t supposed to even be at Raw, given his injured condition. Seth simply shrugs her off and even acts non-nonchalant when Stephanie tries to get into his head; she repeats several times that he is alone with no one now to help him. Seth doesn’t seem too concerned and has no intentions of listening to Stephanie any longer. He says if she won’t give him a rematch, he will make her life hell. He tells her she lost the right to tell him what to do when Triple H made the second worst decision of his life (to betray Seth). When questioned as to what Triple H’s worst decision was, Seth tells the first lady of WWE Triple H’s biggest mistake was marrying her. Seth glares in her face and storms off, making it clear he will not rest until he gets yet another chance to take down the new era.
Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens – Match Clip (WWE YouTube)
Seth Gets A Standing Ovation From the Crowd (WWE YouTube)
Match Video – Full (WWE Network HD)
Match Video – Full (Dailymotion *Coming Soon*)
Kevin Owens def. Seth Rollins (for the WWE Universal Title)
The Kevin Owens Show rolls on. The longest-reigning WWE Universal Champion of all time will extend his record now that Owens has defeated Seth Rollins in his first title defense at WWE Clash of Champions. That being said, Owens should probably send a fruit basket or something to his “best friend,” Chris Jericho, who teed The Prizefighter up for the maneuver that ultimately put Rollins away.
All of which is to say The Architect should be doubly bitter over this loss, since he had promised to prove he was still “The Man” in WWE to Raw General Manager Mick Foley and Commissioner Stephanie McMahon (who he still held responsible for Triple H’s betrayal), and Rollins made good on that promise for the entirety of the match. Owens put up a smothering front, but Rollins hung tough, battling back from an attack that focused on his repaired knee and hitting Owens with a Frog Splash after K.O. accidentally put himself through the Spanish announce table.
That was when Jericho, in a “Kevin Owens Show” shirt and his signature scarf, sprinted to ringside and swung the match, setting off a scuffle that ended in the referee getting, well, KO’ed. Not only did Rollins hit a Pedigree that went unrecorded by an official (the audience managed a 15-count, though), he was forced to fight off both Jericho and Owens before Stephanie sent out a replacement ref. By then, however, Owens was ready to go, and quickly put Rollins down with a Pop-up Powerbomb that Stephanie observed with an inscrutable expression from the entrance ramp. Redesigned. Rebuilt. Denied
Seth Rollins vs. Rusev – Match (WWE YouTube)
Seth Meets with Stephanie McMahon (WWE YouTube)
Seth Attacks During the Main Event (WWE YouTube)
Match Video – Full (Dailymotion)
Main Event Video – Full (Dailymotion)
Seth Rollins vs. Rusev (Double Count-out)
What with his ravishing bride, U.S. Championship and two weddings, it’s hard to imagine Rusev as being short-changed in any way. Yet that was exactly the feeling of The Bulgarian Brute, who was fuming over his U.S. Title Match against Roman Reigns on Sunday and decided to take it out on a heavily overpowered Seth Rollins in Raw’s opening contest. The two-time WWE World Champion was subject to all manner of physicality from The Super Athlete, and it seemed, early on, like Rusev would (wait for it) crush Rollins before he even made it to Clash of Champions by targeting his lower back.
But, of course, they don’t call Rollins “The Architect” for nothin’. A worked-over Rollins tapped into his speed, peppering his foe with kicks, forearms and just enough power moves to close the gap. A pair of suicide dives sent Rusev stumbling out of the ring and Rollins pursued his foe past the count of 10, stopping the match. But even though the match might have ended in a tie, The Architect got the last laugh by avoiding a powerbomb through the commentary table and flattening Rusev with a crossbody off the stage.
Seth Risks It All for Revenge (After the Main Event)
Even on The Kevin Owens Show, Kevin Owens can’t win ’em all. The WWE Universal Champion’s main-event battle with Roman Reigns didn’t quite end as well as last week’s did, though the victory was hardly as decisive as Reigns would have preferred. After dishing and absorbing an equal amount of punishment, The Big Dog and The Prizefighter both resorted to escape attempts from the cage. Reigns, who climbed over, won by the skin of his teeth against Owens, who attempted to crawl through the door.
Things really got interesting after the match, however, as Rusev thundered down to the ring and, with Owens’ help, incapacitated Reigns inside the cage and locked the door. Enter Seth Rollins, who scaled the side of the steel and took to the skies, flattening Owens and Rusev with a crossbody off the top of the cage, leaving everyone down as Raw came to an end. Like we said, they don’t call him The Architect for nothin’.