Angle is backstage with the male Team RAW competitors. He needs to know that everyone is on the same page and can get along as they have too much to lose. He announces Finn Balor and Samoa Joe vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson to make sure they can get along. He needs to show Stephanie they’re not picking favorites so he announces Jason Jordan vs. Bray Wyatt.
Kurt addresses Braun Strowman next but Braun interrupts. He wants Kane and makes that clear. Angle announces Kane vs. Strowman for tonight’s main event. Braun says it’s true, it’s damn true.
Finn Bálor vs. Samoa Joe
We go to the ring and out first comes Finn Balor. Samoa Joe is out next to be his partner. Out next are Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson.
Anderson drops Balor as the bell hits due to Balor being distracted by arguing with Joe. Balor and Joe turn it around with quick tags as they unload on Anderson near their corner. Gallows comes in but Joe drops him while making the save for Balor. We go to commercial as it appears Balor and Joe may work together as a team.
Back from the break and Balor and Joe double team Anderson in their corner. Anderson looks to turn it around on Balor but Balor drops him with a kick from the apron. Balor goes to the top but Anderson crotches him due to an assist from Gallows. Gallows tags in and ends up turning it around on Balor. Gallows with offense as he keeps Balor down. Gallows drops elbows for a pin attempt and tags in Anderson for some double teaming in the corner.
Anderson takes Balor out of the corner and keeps him grounded now. Balor tries to fight back but Anderson drops him with a high elbow for a 2 count. Anderson keeps Balor grounded again. Balor tries to turn it around but Anderson ends up hitting a Spinebuster and keeping control as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Balor finally makes the hot tag to Joe. Joe unloads on Anderson and hits an atomic drop, then the big kick. Joe with a senton on Anderson and a shot to Gallows on the apron. Joe keeps the offense going and tags in Balor. Balor goes to the top as Joe tosses Gallows to the floor when he runs in. Balor comes down from the top and kicks Gallows in the face from the apron. Joe drops Anderson with the Uranage. Joe runs the ropes and nails a big dive on Gallows on the floor. Balor hits Coup de Grace on Balor for the pin and the win.
Winners: Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe
After the match, Balor has his arm raised but Joe doesn’t stick around to celebrate. Balor’s music hits as we go to replays. Balor poses as we go back to the announcers.
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The battle lines have been drawn and the teams finalized in the Men’s 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match, and the biggest names and most prominent rising stars in sports-entertainment will join forces in the battle for brand supremacy on the one night a year where Raw and SmackDown LIVE clash in head-to-head competition.
Just when it seemed the contest couldn’t get any bigger, unforeseen circumstances have resulted in a bombshell announcement. Following Jason Jordan’s injury at the hands of Bray Wyatt during this week’s Raw, 14-time World Champion Triple H has been selected to replace the gold-blooded Superstar at the fall classic!
In the wake of SmackDown bringing Raw under siege, Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon selected Kurt Angle as Raw Team Captain and made it clear that his position with Monday Night Raw will be in jeopardy if he doesn’t completely show up the blue brand. In response, The Olympic Hero recruited the dominant Braun Strowman, followed soon after by intense competitors Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe. And though Angle picked Jordan for the fifth and final spot, The Eater of Worlds nixed those plans with a vicious attack on The Olympic Hero’s son, leading to Jordan being replaced by The King of Kings, who took down the gold-blooded Superstar with a wicked Pedigree.
The addition of Triple H intensifies what was already sure to be an epic clash. On the other side of the ring will stand Shane McMahon, who named himself SmackDown Captain after his sister appointed Angle to the helm of Team Red. At his side will be none other than WWE’s resident free agent and 16-time World Champion John Cena, 14-time World Champion Randy Orton, The Artist Known as Shinsuke Nakamura and the absolutely glorious Bobby Roode.
The Men’s Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Teams stand as an incredible mix of legendary and up-and-coming Superstars, but who will win the day as the two brands speed toward a collision for brand supremacy? Find out at Survivor Series, this Sunday at a special start time of 7 ET/4 PT, streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network.
Finn Bálor vs. Samoa Joe
oe goes for a kick but Balor moves out of the way. Balor goes for the leg but Joe avoids him. Joe goes into the corner to get into Balor’s head. They lock up and Joe backs Balor into the ropes and Balor reverses things and gives a clean break. Joe with a kick and side head lock. Joe with a shoulder tackle. Joe with forearms but Balor with forearms of his own. Joe runs Finn’s eyes across the top rope and then he chops Balor and follows with a head butt to the back. Balor with a double leg take down and a double stomp to Joe. Joe with an Irish whip and Balor goes to the apron and connects with an enzuigiri on the apron. Joe crotches Balor on the top turnbuckle.
Joe with punches to Balor as the referee checks on Finn. Joe with an Irish whip and a running elbow into the corner and an enzuigiri. Joe gets a near fall. Joe with a snap mare and he works on Balor’s neck. Joe with a head butt and snap mare followed by a chop, kick and elbow drop to the chest for a near fall. Balor with elbows and forearms but Joe with a back elbow. Joe gets another near fall. Joe works on the neck again and Balor gets to his feet as the crowd gets behind Balor.
Joe with a knee to the midsection followed by an Irish whip. Joe runs into boots from Balor. Balor with forearms to Joe but Joe stays on his feet. Joe misses a clothesline and Balor with a flying forearm. Balor with a running chop into the corner but Joe with an Irish whip. Balor floats over but Joe kicks Balor. Joe goes to the turnbuckles and Balor with a kick to send Joe to the floor. Balor with a baseball slide to Joe and then he hits a running kick to the head from the apron.
Balor runs around the ring and he hits a running forearm on Joe as we go to commercial.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Balor with Slingblade but Joe avoids the running drop kick and Joe follows with a back senton for a near fall. Joe puts Balor on the turnbuckles and Balor with forearms. Joe with a chop that almost has Balor fall off the turnbuckles. Joe gets Balor on his shoulders but Balor with a sunset flip for a near fall. Joe with a punch but Balor with a Pele Kick and both men are down.
Balor with another Slingblade and then he hits the running drop kick and Joe falls to the mat. Balor goes to the apron and then to the turnbuckles. Balor misses Coup de Grace when Joe moves. Joe with an STJoe for a near fall. Joe waits for Balor to get up and Joe prepares for the Kokina Clutch and he applies it but Balor uses the turnbuckles to escape and then he hits a double stomp. Joe rolls to the floor.
Balor with a plancha onto Joe. Balor with forearms to Joe but Joe biels Balor onto the ramp as the referee continues his count and he gets to ten.
Double Count Out
After the bell, fans chant “bulls–t” at the finish. Joe and Balor brawl on the ramp as officials try to break the fight up. Joe takes Balor down as the brawl continues. Security is out next, as is RAW General Manager Kurt Angle. Security holds Balor and Joe back as fans chant for one more fight. Angle has had enough. Angle says this is the kind of action he wants on his team at Survivor Series. He announces Balor and Joe for Team RAW, joining Angle and Braun. Balor ends up running and leaping off the stage, taking Joe down on the floor. Joe recovers as Finn’s music hits and we go to replays.
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Tonight’s edition of Monday Night RAW is being taped in Manchester, England. Click ‘Show’ to find out what Finn will be up to on the show and be sure to tune in at 8/7C on the USA Network.
Samoa Joe vs. Finn Balor ends in a No Contest as officials break up a big brawl at ringside. Kurt Angle announces that Joe and Balor are both now on Team RAW for the men’s Traditional Elimination Match.
Superstars are seen on-stage at the start of the show as GM Kurt Angle discusses Survivor Series.
Finn Bálor vs. Cesaro
They lock up and Cesaro backs Balor into the turnbuckles. Cesaro with a clean break and then Balor slaps Cesaro’s hand away. Balor with a side head lock and take down. Balor holds on when Cesaro tries to send him off the ropes. Cesaro with a punch on the break. Cesaro with another punch. Balor with a forearm to the back and then he returns to the side head lock and uses the turnbuckles for leverage on a take down.
Cesaro with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker to Balor. Cesaro with punches to Balor in the corner. Cesaro with a running European uppercut followed by more European uppercuts. Balor with punches to Cesaro but Cesaro with a clothesline and he gets a near fall. Cesaro with an Irish whip but Balor gets his feet up and he sends Cesaro to the floor and he hits a drop kick followed by the running kick on the apron.
Balor sends Cesaro into the ring and Sheamus grabs Balor’s leg when he tries to get back into the ring. Balor focuses on Sheamus and Cesaro knocks Balor off the apron and sends him into the ringside barrier as we go to commercial.
We are back and Balor with punches but Cesaro with a forearm. Balor with a Pele Kick to the shoulder. Cesaro runs into boots from Balor and Balor with running forearms followed by a drop kick to the head. Balor with a running chop in the corner. Cesaro with an Irish whip but Balor floats over and hits a knee. Sheamus gets on the apron and Balor gets distracted. Cesaro with a pop up European uppercut for a near fall.
Cesaro tries for the Sharpshooter but Balor blocks it. Balor gets to the apron to stop Cesaro. Cesaro drops Balor on the top rope and he hits the gorilla superplex and he gets a near fall. Cesaro tries for the Sharpshooter and after Balor fights to avoid it for a moment, Cesaro is able to lock it in. Balor tries for the ropes and Cesaro counters into a cross face. Balor escapes and hits a double stomp.
Balor with Slingblade and a running drop kick to send Cesaro into the turnbuckles. Balor goes up top and Sheamus gets on the apron. Balor with an enzuigiri and then Balor sends Cesaro over the top to the floor. Balor with a plancha onto Sheamus and then he sends Cesaro back in and Balor with a double stomp to the temple for the three count.
Winner: Finn Bálor
After the match, Kane’s music plays and he makes his way towards the ring. Balor punches Kane but Kane with a boot to the head. Kane picks up Balor and hits a tombstone on the stage.
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Kane vs. Finn Bálor
Back from the break and they go at it. Cole mentions Braun may be out of action for several weeks or months. Balor gets sent to the floor early on but he comes right back in and attacks Kane. Kane sends him to the corner. Kane runs into boots as Balor makes a comeback. Balor with a big kick from the apron. Balor gets fired up as fans pop now but he runs right into a big boot from Kane.
Kane works Balor around the ring now. Kane scoops Balor and slams him hard to the mat. Kane with a 2 count. Kane keeps Balor grounded now. Balor comes back and dropkicks Kane through the ropes as he was sent to the floor. Balor with more offense but Kane catches him. Kane drives Balor into the barrier and then the apron. The referee counts. They bring it back in and Balor tries to fight Kane but Kane whips him hard into the corner. Balor goes back down. Kane puts the boot to Balor’s upper chest and keeps him down. Kane keeps control and drops Balor over his knee, keeping him there to focus on the lower back.
Balor ends up on the floor for a breather. Kane follows but Balor drops him into the steel steps. The referee counts as Balor returns to the ring. Kane returns but Balor immediately unloads on him. Balor tries to get Kane off his feet now. Kane catches Balor in mid-air but Balor lands on his feet. Balor with a Slingblade. Balor keeps control and goes to the top but Kane sits up. Kane grabs Balor for a chokeslam but Balor lands on the mat. Kane follows right up and nails the chokeslam. Kane waits a minute before delivering another chokeslam to Balor. Kane stands over Balor and grabs him for a third chokeslam, nailing it in the middle of the ring. Kane covers for the win.
After the match, Kane stands tall and looks down at Balor as we go to replays.
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Finn Bálor may not have been able to get Bray Wyatt off his back once and for all at WWE TLC, but his Demon denied SmackDown LIVE’s AJ Styles in a one-off confrontation that came about when The Phenomenal One stepped in to bat cleanup. With The Phenomenal One surely back on Team Blue, Bálor faces his next step in his goal to reclaim the Universal Championship. What will the “Extraordinary Man” do?