WWE RAW is live tonight from Key Arena in Seattle. Here’s the latest from WWE to get you ready for the show:
The headliner of this go home show for Super Show-Down is WWE RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey taking on Riott Squad leader Ruby Riott. All-time great Shawn Michaels will make an appearance to hype this weekend’s Undertaker-Triple H throwback battle. It will feature old school D-Generation X running buddies against the Brothers of Destruction as Undertaker will enlist Kane to back him up for the match. We will have more from the lackluster Bobby Lashley-Kevin Owens feud as well as The Shield’s storyline with Braun Strowman and RAW Tag champs Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre.
RAW Opening Segment
Dean Ambrose’s music hits, and the Lunatic Fringe makes his way to the ring. Tonight on RAW, we’ll see Shawn Michaels make an appearance. We’ll also see “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey take on Ruby Riott.
Charly Caruso is in the ring, and she asks if there is any truth to what Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler, and Drew McIntyre said about him being unhappy in The Shield. Ambrose says there is truth to it. Both Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins are champions, while he has nothing. Ambrose was a champion on his own. Come to think of it, Rollins replaced him with Jason Jordan pretty quickly. Caruso asks if that means he wants to leave The Shield. Ambrose says he’s thought about it like he’s thought about a lot of things. Maybe he’s already turned in his black outfit and ran Reigns’ car off the road. Ambrose says people are wondering when he’s going to snap. Maybe he’s waiting for the perfect time when no one is looking for him to slip the knife in their backs. Was that what she meant? Caruso says she actually meant this, and footage is shown from last week of Ambrose choosing to side with The Shield.
She asks what was going through his mind. Ambrose says she’s probably wondering why he chose to come back to RAW. Ambrose could be on Smackdown doing his own thing. Since he’s come back, he’s only cleaned up his brothers’ business. Maybe he’s tired and over The Shield. She can stop trying to understand. The world can stop trying to analyze what’s going on in his head. Maybe he should be judged by his actions. The Shield is not a business or a brand. It is a brotherhood. They will always ride into battle together.
Ambrose’s music hits, and he goes to leave, but Baron Corbin’s music hits. The Acting General Manager of RAW makes his way out to the stage to boos from the crowd. Corbin sarcastically says that was a good speech about brotherhood, but he feels like something is gnawing at his lunatic brain. Ambrose asks if he’s also a therapist aside from being the world’s largest substitute teacher. Maybe he’s jealous he can’t put The Shield away despite weeks of trying. Corbin says they are tough and his team came up short, but he’s still standing. Corbin is going to give Ambrose a chance to be judged on his actions. Corbin is giving him three choices: 1.) face Seth Rollins for the WWE Intercontinental Championship, 2.) face Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship, or 3.) go one-on-one with Braun Strowman. The crowd is buzzing. Will Dean pick his brothers or his career? Ambrose says if Corbin thinks he’s going to come out, dangle a carrot, and have him do a song and dance, he’s got another thing coming. Ambrose says he’ll go for option four: taking on Baron Corbin right now. Corbin says he’ll choose for him… Ambrose will face Braun Strowman right now.
Braun Strowman makes his entrance. This match starts, next, after the break.
Dean Ambrose vs. Braun Strowman
The bell rings, and Ambrose quickly dropkicks Strowman in the knee. Strowman quickly swats him down. Strowman hits the ropes and hits a running stomp to the chest. Strowman whips him hard into the corner and applies a neck vice. Ambrose tries to fight up, but Strowman clubs him down. Strowman clubs him in the chest before running back and charging with an avalanche. Strowman then goes back to the neck vice. Strowman cinches it in while the crowd chants, “Dean.” Ambrose tries to fight out, but Strowman slams him down. Strowman shouts that The Shield will never help him before slapping him in the face. Ambrose angrily holds his face in the corner. Strowman approaches him, so Ambrose slaps him in the face. Strowman angrily throws him across the ring before choking him on the bottom rope. Strowman tries for a chokeslam, but Ambrose counters into a guillotine choke. Strowman powers out with a back body drop, but Ambrose holds on and chop blocks the knee. Ambrose puts him in the corner and forearms him. Strowman quickly knocks him down and stomps the back. We go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Ambrose fight up from a neck vice, but Strowman simply puts him on the top rope. Ambrose fights back, but Strowman puts him on his shoulder. The referee is nearly wiped out. Ambrose thumbs him in the eyes and tries for Dirty Deeds, but Strowman shoves him away. Strowman charges, but Ambrose pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Strowman angrily gets back in the ring, but Ambrose sidesteps an avalanche. Ambrose dropkicks him into the ropes, ducks a clothesline, and gets grabbed by Strowman, who clubs Ambrose in the chest to leave him flat in the center of the ring. Ambrose slides out of a Running Powerslam and hits Dirty Deeds for a near fall.
Strowman rolls out of the ring to recover, so Ambrose hits him with a suicide dive. Ambrose punches him a few times. Strowman charges, but Ambrose sidesteps him to send him into the ring steps. Strowman gets in the ring looking woozy. Ambrose gets in the ring, and Strowman hits him with a Running Powerslam. Both men are down. Ambrose rolls under the bottom rope to get out of the ring. Strowman slowly gets up, but Ambrose is on the floor. Strowman goes outside, sizes up Ambrose, and hits a running shoulder block. Strowman throws him into the barricade before getting him in the ring. Strowman hits an emphatic Running Powerslam before lifting him for a second one…
…but Roman Reigns’ music hits. The WWE Universal Champion makes his way to the ring to boos from the crowd. Reigns gets on the apron and looks at Strowman. Reigns gets in the ring and hits a Superman Punch. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Braun Strowman by Disqualification
Strowman tries to grab Reigns, but Reigns punches out and boots him back. Seth Rollins runs down and hits Strowman with a springboard flying knee. Reigns and Rollins then knock Strowman out of the ring. Strowman is announced as the winner, and Corey Graves says Ambrose’s brothers cost him a share of the winner’s purse. Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre join Strowman on stage. Baron Corbin quickly comes out and says this is not The Shield’s show. Later tonight, Seth Rollins will take on Drew McIntyre. As for Reigns, he will take on Ziggler after the break.
Backstage with The Shield
Dean Ambrose is in the trainer’s room icing his shoulder when Seth Rollins walks in. Ambrose angrily throws the ice pack. Rollins says it’s the war, not the battle. Reigns came out when he had to. Ambrose says, “You know what’s funny? I could be Intercontinental Champion right now.” Ambrose then walks off.
Roman Reigns and Dolph Ziggler are in the ring for their match. The referee holds up the WWE Universal Championship, signifying the title is on the line for this bout. Baron Corbin says Reigns doesn’t decide when he puts the title on the line. This match is non-title, as is Seth Rollins’ match. Reigns isn’t putting that title on the line until he goes to Saudi Arabia to face Braun Strowman and Brock Lesnar at Crown Jewel.
Universal Champ Roman Reigns vs. Dolph Ziggler
The bell rings, and Ziggler quickly attacks Reigns and rakes his eyes on the ropes. Reigns quickly throws him into the corner and punches him down. Ziggler quickly snaps Reigns off the top rope and dropkicks him down for a two count. Ziggler then applies a chin lock. Reigns tries to fight up, but Ziggler takes him down and drops an elbow. Reigns tries to fight back, but Ziggler sidesteps him to send him shoulder-first into the ring post. Ziggler goes outside to grab him, but Reigns punches him. Ziggler then stuns him with a spike DDT on the floor! Ziggler gets in the ring to break the count. Ziggler goes outside, gets Reigns in the ring, and hits a famouser for a near fall. Time for another commercial break.
We come back from the break to see Ziggler applying a chin lock to Reigns. Reigns fights up and punches out. Ziggler quickly ducks a right hand and jumps on Reigns’ back with a sleeper hold. Ziggler cinches it in, and Reigns seems to be fading away. Ziggler digs his fingers into Reigns’ eyes. Reigns then gets a burst of energy and backs him into the corner. Reigns hits a snapmare and pulls himself up. Reigns connects with a back elbow before hitting a pair of clotheslines. Reigns hits a leaping clothesline and gets fired up. Reigns hits Ziggler with ten clubbing blows in the corner before hitting the ropes and drilling him with a big boot. Reigns looks at Ziggler writhing on the mat and signals for a Superman Punch. Ziggler sidesteps it and rolls him up with a handful of tights for a near fall. Reigns quickly blocks a superkick and goes for a Samoan Drop, but Ziggler rakes the eyes and hits a Zig-Zag for a near fall.
Ziggler takes a few moments to get up before signaling for a superkick. Reigns counters it with a Superman Punch for a near fall. Reigns sets up for a spear, but Ziggler leap frogs him and rolls him up for a near fall. Reigns quickly head-butts him and hits a spear for the win.
Winner: Roman Reigns
The Bella Twins are talking with Natalya when “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey comes up warming up. She’ll face Ruby Riott, next…or after another break.
RAW Women’s Champ Ronda Rousey vs. Ruby Riott
The Bella Twins are at ringside for Rousey. Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan (with pink hair) are at ringside for Riott.
The bell rings, and they circle the ring. Riott looks nervous to approach Rousey. They lock up, and Rousey quickly hits some judo arm drags on her. Riott quickly gets out of the ring to recover. Rousey invites her back in the ring and talks some trash. Riott cautiously gets in the ring before kneeing her in the ribs. Rousey quickly takes her down, and Riott rolls out of the ring. Rousey gets her in the ring, but Riott kicks her in the ribs coming back in. Riott pulls her headfirst into the ring post before shoving her into the barricade. Riott gets her in the ring and works away at her before tossing her out of the ring. The Riott Squad goes to blindside Rousey, but the referee admonishes them. Riott knocks Rousey off the apron and gets her in the ring for a two count. Riott digs her knee into Rousey’s neck before tying her up in the ropes and yanking on her ponytail. Riott fishhooks the mouth and rips at it. Riott then viciously forearms her in the face for a two count. The referee admonishes The Riott Squad again while Riott pulls Rousey down by the hair to pick up a two count. Riott slams her down again for a two count. Riott is getting frustrated. Riott boots her in the face a few times. A “Ronda Rousey” chant picks up. Rousey then counters a Riott Kick and hits a modified exploder suplex.
Rousey rips her “Rowdy” tank-top off and jabs away at Riott before hitting a nasty gutwrench suplex. Rousey boots Sarah Logan at ringside, and Riott rolls her up for a near fall. Rousey quickly comes back with a snap Angle Slam before applying her trademark arm bar for the win.
Winner: RAW Women’s Champ Ronda Rousey by Submission
Video Package: Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch at WWE Super Show-Down
Shawn Michaels will be on the show later tonight. Bobby Lashley will also take on Kevin Owens. We’ll also see Seth Rollins take on Drew McIntyre.
Bobby Roode makes his way to the ring with Chad Gable. Roode will take on Konnor, next. Time for another commercial break.
A pretaped promo is shown of Bobby Roode talking about how glorious it’ll be to defeat Konnor. Chad Gable does Roode’s “Glorious” for him. Konnor is also shown in a pretaped promo. Konnor says the mentor will fall like the student.
Bobby Roode with Chad Gable vs. Konnor with Viktor
The bell rings, and Roode quickly kicks Konnor a few times. Roode ducks a right hand from Konnor and chops him. Roode hits a low dropkick to the knee and tries for a Glorious DDT, but Konnor powers him to the corner. Roode leaps over him and hits the ropes, but Konnor avalanches him down. Konnor chokes him in the corner and stomps away at him. Konnor drops an elbow for a two count. Konnor rips at Roode’s face before covering for another two count. Konnor then applies a chin lock. Roode fights up, but Konnor takes him down. Konnor goes for an elbow drop, but Roode moves. Roode then hits a drop-toe-hold into the turnbuckle. Roode comes off the top rope with a diving clothesline before chopping the chest. Konnor reverses a whip, and Roode hits a running forearm to counter. Roode attacks him in the corner, but Konnor soon turns him around. Roode boots him back and hits a blockbuster.
Roode gets fired up. Gable gets on the steps, and Viktor shoves him off. Roode clotheslines Viktor on the apron. Konnor attacks Roode from behind and hits a Dominator for the win.
A Moment of Bliss
Alexa Bliss talks about heroes and compares herself with Nelson Mandela. She idolized Trish Stratus growing up and will face her at Evolution. When she was a 7-year old goddess, she met Trish Stratus for the first time. Bliss asked her to sign her autograph book, and Stratus burped in her face and said the autograph would cost $50. Stratus ripped the book and stomped her foot. When it comes to meeting your heroes, Stratusfaction is not guaranteed.
The B-Team make their entrance. They’ll be in action, next, when we return from the commercial break.
The B-Team vs. The Revival
We join this match in progress. Scott Dawson works over Curtis Axel and applies an overhead wristlock. Axel tries to fight out, but Dawson takes him back down. Axel nearly fights out, so Dash Wilder tags in and works on the arm. Axel tries to fight out, but Wilder keeps the arm lock applied. Axel then gets to his feet and drives him face-first into the turnbuckle.
Bo Dallas and Dawson are tagged in. Dallas runs wild on Dawson and connects with a back elbow. Wilder distracts Dallas, and Dawson hits a spinebuster for a near fall. Wilder tags in. They go for the Rocket Launcher, but Dallas gets his knees up. Axel pulls Dawson out of the ring while Dallas pins Wilder.
Winner: The B-Team
AOP attacks The B-Team while the celebrate on the ramp. Akam viciously sends Dallas into the LED apron. They get The B-Team in the ring and hit the Super Collider. Drake Maverick joins them in the ring and raises their arms.
Backstage with The Shield
Dean Ambrose is looking conflicted backstage when Roman Reigns walks up to him. Reigns says they’re not sure if he’s kidding, unlike last week. Reigns asks him if he’s ok. Ambrose says he’s fine, but he had Braun Strowman tonight. He could have put him away. Reigns says he could have, but they need him in Australia. Ambrose says, “If I wasn’t such a nice guy, I’d be Universal Champion right now.” Ambrose walks off.
Seth Rollins will face Drew McIntyre later tonight. We’ll also hear from Shawn Michaels. We go to a break.
Baron Corbin says AOP is doing a heck of a job and shakes hands with them. Drake Maverick then excitedly slaps them both in the chest.
WWE Teams with Susan G Komen
A video package plays for WWE’s fundraising efforts for Susan G. Komen. Charly Caruso introduces some special guests that agree that breast cancer is unacceptable. Dana Warrior is shown at ringside along with researcher Dr. Candice Grzelak, fundraiser Patty Bulger, and a 10-year breast cancer survivor, Jennifer Teeler. The crowd gives them a nice ovation. Join the fight and save lives because breast cancer is unacceptable. Go to Komen.org/DonateWWE to make your donations.
Dolph Ziggler is talking with Drew McIntyre and Braun Strowman about how he feels that this will be the last night of The Shield. Ziggler feels Ambrose is going to turn. Strowman says Ambrose is a tough bastard, even though he destroyed him. If Ambrose isn’t facing him, he’s winning. They need that around here. Strowman tells McIntyre that he has to win tonight. No more weak links, and Strowman looks at Ziggler. They then walk off on him.
Seth Rollins makes his entrance. He’ll face Drew McIntyre, next.
Intercontinental Champ Seth Rollins vs. Drew McIntyre
The bell rings, and they circle the ring before locking up. McIntyre powers him to the corner and gives a clean break. They lock up, and McIntyre powers him to the corner again before slapping him in the face and talking some trash. Rollins turns him around and punches away at him. Rollins continues punching him before the referee steps between him. Rollins slingshots over McIntyre and takes him down before clotheslining him out of the ring. Rollins then hits a suicide dive. Rollins bounces him off the apron and sends him into the barricade. Rollins gets him in the ring, but McIntyre avoids a springboard. Rollins sidesteps a big boot and chops the chest. McIntyre reverses a whip and counters a slingshot with a kick to the ribs for a two count. Rollins rolls to the apron to recover. McIntyre knocks him back into the ring and applies an arm bar. Rollins fights up, but McIntyre takes him down and keeps the arm bar applied. Rollins fights up and flips through a back suplex attempt. Rollins knocks him to the apron. Rollins gets on the apron and tries for a powerbomb attempt, but McIntyre shoves him back-first into the ring post. McIntyre repositions the steps and brings Rollins to the top. McIntyre then hits a sidewalk slam off the steps onto the apron. Time for another set of commercials.
We come back from the break to see Rollins hit a Sling Blade. Rollins boots him back and hits a blockbuster for a two count. McIntyre puts him on the apron, but Rollins comes back with an enzuigiri. Rollins springboards off the top rope and hits a clothesline for a near fall. Baron Corbin is seen watching backstage. Rollins tries for a turnbuckle powerbomb, but McIntyre counters out. Rollins lands on his feet, but McIntyre lifts him. Rollins counters an inverted Alabama Slam into a roll-up for a two count. McIntyre avoids a Stomp and chops him. Rollins counters a short-arm clothesline into a falcon arrow for a near fall.
Rollins goes to the top rope, but McIntyre crotches him up there. McIntyre chops the chest and climbs to the second rope. Rollins slides off and hits a turnbuckle powerbomb! Rollins follows up with a superkick and signals for the Stomp. Dolph Ziggler’s music hits, and he runs down to the ring. Ziggler gets out before making contact with Rollins. McIntyre follows up with a Claymore Kick for the win.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
Ziggler and McIntyre double-team Rollins until Roman Reigns runs down for the save. Braun Strowman’s music hits, and Ziggler and McIntyre overtake Reigns. Dean Ambrose then runs down with an axe handle and attacks Strowman, McIntyre, and Ziggler. Strowman soon runs him over with a shoulder block and gets him in the ring. Rollins attacks Strowman from behind, but he’s quickly taken out with a superkick from Ziggler. Ambrose tries to fight back, but he’s triple-teamed down. Ziggler and McIntyre hit Ambrose with a Zig-Zag/Claymore Kick combo. They then send Reigns into Strowman for a Running Powerslam. Strowman, Ziggler, and McIntyre stand over The Shield while their music plays. They then do The Shield’s fist bump pose.
Video Package: AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe for the WWE Championship at WWE Super Show-Down
WWE Super Show-Down is live this Saturday, October 6 at 5 AM EST.
Shawn Michaels will be out later tonight. We’ll also see Bobby Lashley take on Kevin Owens.
Elias is tuning his guitar backstage when Kevin Owens walks up to him. They’re embarrassing a stagehand and throw cashews in his face. We go to another commercial break.
Back from the break and the announcers show us the new “Never Say Never” commercial for WWE 2K19.
Kevin Owens Show with Elias
We go to the ring and JoJo introduces Elias and Kevin Owens. They are sitting in the middle of the ring on stools with a spotlight. Elias introduces himself and plays the guitar some.
Elias says only one man will walk with him tonight and he’s a fan, a brother. Owens says he will walk with Elias and plugs Saturday’s match at Super Show-Down against John Cena and Bobby Lashley. Owens says it makes sense for he and Elias to team up because they’re fantastic competitors, they’re just a couple of great guys. Owens says it doesn’t make sense for Cena and Lashley to team up. Elias really some heat after knocking Seattle for not having an NBA team. The heat is loud and it goes on for a while. Owens tries to talk about Cena and says he’s just going to ignore the fans like they deserve to be. The fans are still booing loudly over the basketball team comment. Owens tries yelling about Cena. Elias asks for his mic to be turned up.
Elias goes on and says he hasn’t forgotten about Cena ruining his WrestleMania moment. Owens goes on and says Cena will not ruin their big night in Melbourne, Australia this weekend because not only are they great guys, smart guys but they’ve figured out why Cena is teaming with Lashley. The boos continue to interrupt. Owens finally speaks again and says every Cena match is special these days, a spectacle to see because Cena’s ego is bigger than the ego of the people of Seattle because that ego will only allow him to perform at special events. They continue ripping Cena, Lashley and Seattle. Owens says Cena and Lashley stand no chance on Saturday. Owens says he’s going to powerbomb Cena on the edge of the ring apron one more time. The music finally interrupts and out comes Lio Rush.
Rush speaks from the stage and says Cena is a legend. Rush says Elias and Owens are completely justified in acknowledging how big Saturday’s match is. Rush says some would even call Cena the greatest of all-time. Rush says Owens better not over-look tonight’s match because if he does, he’s just as foolish as Rush has made him look for the past few weeks. Rush warns Owens again and gives an introduction to his man, the heavyweight ready to do battle in Seattle, Bobby Lashley. The music hits and out comes Lashley. We go to commercial.
Bobby Lashley vs. Kevin Owens
Back from the break and they lock up. Rush and Elias watch from ringside. Lashley overpowers and sends Owens down. Owens goes to the floor for a breather with Elias.
Owens returns to the ring but Lashley slams him again. Back and forth as Owens takes control and takes Lashley to the mat with a headlock. Owens keeps Lashley grounded and talks some trash. Lashley turns it back around and sends Owens back out to regroup again. Owens comes back in but Lashley catches him in a swinging neckbreaker. Lashley with big shots in the corner now. Lashley takes Owens to another corner and slams his face in the turnbuckles. Lashley plays to the crowd for a pop. Lashley keeps control with right hands as Owens tries to fight back.
Owens catches Lashley with a kick. Lashley comes right back with a powerslam. Lashley scoops Owens on his shoulders but Owens slides out. Owens sends Lashley shoulder-first into the ring post twice. Owens plays to the crowd for some boos as Lashley struggles to get out of the corner. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Owens keeps Lashley grounded, focusing on the shoulder. Lashley fights up and ends up dropping Owens with a clothesline. Lashley with another clothesline after running the ropes. Lashley runs into a big boot in the corner. Lashley plants Owens on his face and plays to the crowd for a pop, as does Rush. Lashley with more offense. Lashley’s shoulder gibes him trouble. Owens looks to put Lashley away but Lashley catches him with a Spinebuster. Rush tries to tangle with Elias at ringside and get away but Elias grabs him and rag-dolls him. Lashley turns his attention to Elias and Rush. Owens takes advantage and rolls Lashley up for the win.
Winner: Kevin Owens
After the match, Lashley fights Elias and Owens off but the numbers game catches up. They double team Lashley in the middle of the ring now. Rush comes off the top rope but Elias deck him out of the air like a fly. Elias sends Rush retreating. Owens with a pop-up powerbomb on Lashley. Elias and Owens embrace as fans boo and Owens’ music hits.
Still to come, Shawn Michaels is here. Also, Bayley vs. Alicia Fox. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and we get a Mixed Match Challenge promo for tomorrow.
Bayley vs. Alicia Fox
We go to the ring and out comes Finn Balor. Out next comes his MMC partner, Bayley. Jinder Mahal is out next with Sunil Singh. Jinder’s Mixed Match Challenge partner is out next, Alicia Fox. We get a sidebar video from earlier today with Fox ranting about taking back her title as captain of Mahalicia.
The bell rings and Bayley locks up with Fox. Fox takes Bayley to the corner and rag-dolls her some. Bayley turns it right around and mounts Fox in the corner. Fox shoves her off. Bayley comes back but Fox takes control for a quick 2 count. Bayley fights out of a hold and delivers elbows to the back of the neck. More back and forth in the corner. Bayley with an elbow from the second rope for a 2 count. Fox comes back and drops Bayley with a big knee.
Fox with the Northern Lights suplex with a bridge for a 2 count. Fox keeps Bayley grounded with a headlock now. Bayley tries to fight out but Fox whips her hard into the corner. Fox charges in the corner again but Bayley catches her into the second rope. Bayley looks to make her comeback now. Bayley with clotheslines and a big shot into the ropes. Fox counters in the corner but Bayley dropkicks her. Jinder tries to grab Bayley’s leg as she runs the ropes but she kicks him back. Balor runs over and delivers a Slingblade. Fox tries to take advantage with a big boot but Bayley avoids it. Bayley with the Bayley-to-Belly suplex for the pin.
After the match, Team B&B celebrate as Mahalicia recovers on the outside.
Still to come, Shawn Michaels will be here live. We go to commercial.
HBK Returns to RAW
Back from the break and out comes WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels to a pop.
Michaels takes the pop in and says the fans make it feel good to come home again. Michaels hypes the big “Last Time Ever” match between The Undertaker and Triple H at WWE Super Show-Down in Australia on Saturday and the different emotions surrounding the match. Michaels says he has felt them all with us over the past few weeks. Shawn says the last time ever between Taker and Triple H, one-on-one, is going to happen on Saturday. Michaels talks about how he bought a plane ticket a few months back because he wanted to witness this match as a fan, just like us, an innocent bystander up until a few weeks ago. Michaels says then it got personal as The Undertaker, at no fault of Shawn’s, made this personal and put Shawn in a position where Shawn had to make a choice. Taker wanted to know who would win, The Dead Man or The Game. Who Shawn believed in, who he stood behind. Shawn says he has nothing but the upmost respect for Taker but any day of the week and twice on Sunday he will pick his best friend over anybody on Earth. Shawn says that upset Taker for some reason. Taker made this personal and now it is.
Shawn says Taker has his brother Kane in his corner but Triple H also has his brother in his corner. Shawn tells Kane to understand this – if he or anyone else tries to crowd the ring, as God as Shaw’s witness, he will brush them back with some Sweet Chin Music. Fans pop. The pyro goes off and the red lights come up as Kane’s music hits. Shawn turns his attention to the stage but Kane appears behind him, mask and all. The lights come back up and Shawn turns around to a big right hand from Kane. The bells toll and the lights go out as fans go wild. The dark lights come up and The Undertaker is standing in the ring with Kane.
Taker looks down at Shawn, cuts his own throat and scoops him for a Tombstone but Triple H’s music interrupts and Taker puts Shawn down to ready for a fight. Triple H runs down in his corporate attire and unloads, brawling with Taker. Triple H rocks Kane and goes back to work on Taker. Kane grabs Triple H for a chokeslam but Shawn makes the save. Taker grabs Triple H by the throat while Kane grabs Michaels. The Brothers of Destruction deliver a double chokeslam in the middle of the ring as fans pop big time. Fans chant for Taker as Kane and Triple H try to recover on the mat. Kane watches from the apron as Taker comes back through the ropes and delivers a Tombstone piledriver to Triple H.
Taker’s music starts back up as he and Kane exit the ring together. They stop on the stage and look back at the ring. Triple H and Michaels are still down on the mat. Kane and Taker turn back around and raise their fists in the air as the lightning strikes. RAW goes off the air with Kane and Taker heading to the back.