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WWE RAW REPORT: A TEAM FROM SATURDAY IMPLODES, RETURNING HALL OF FAMERS, DX IS BACK, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2018-10-08 23:03:00

We are in Chicago, Illinois and your announcers are Renee Young, Michael Cole, and Corey Graves.

Triple H makes his way to the ring.  He is joined by Shawn Michaels.

Hunter says 25 years is a long time to climb a mountain, but you climbed that mountain because it is the biggest, baddest, most deadliest mountain in the world.  You climb it step by step, inch by inch, year after year.  They should both be standing on top of the world because last Saturday, they made it to the summit.  The avalanche that fell on them after they made it to the top of the mountain makes them both wonder if that mountain was a lie the whole time.  

We have footage from Super Show Down of the match between Triple H and Undertaker, as well as what happened after the match.

Hunter says respect is a word that has lost its significance as of late.  It is not something that they give easily.  It takes a lot to earn their respect.  Like when someone you idolize takes you under your wing from day one to make you something more.  Like when you spend your entire career fighting everyone and everything side by side and back to back, that is respect.  Respect is when you stick to your word when everyone tells you not to and makes you ever opportunity not to do it, but you still stay to your word.

Shawn says you respect what you used to be and what they used to represent.  Then it dawns on you that respect is no longer a two way street.  Shawn says it is a long way between Melbourne and Chicago.  It is a long time to think about the beat down they took.  It is a long time to sit and think.  You think about the last eight and a half years.  Eight and a half years that he has sat there and honored his word out of respect.  A respect that never existed at all.  When those wheels touched down in Chicago, Shawn says he was going to walk off that plane but he heard those three words he thought Hunter would never say.

Hunter says 'Are You Ready'.  Hunter says the question is not for Shawn because he knows that he is ready.  He says the question is for the Undertaker and Kane.  Crown Jewel, the question is ARE YOU READY?

Shawn says that DeGeneration X are ready.  Kane and Undertaker, Shawn says he says this with no respect at all.  If you are not down with that, they have two words for ya.

We go to commercial.

Match Number One:  Bobby Lashley (with Lio Rush) versus Kevin Owens 

They lock up and Lashley sends Owens to the mat.  They lock up again and Owens is sent to the mat again and Owens goes to the floor.  Lio tells Lashley that Owens is not ready and to stay with the plan.  Owens with a waist lock and side head lock.  Lashley with a shoulder tackle and Lashley poses.  Lashley with punches and then Lashley charges at Owens but goes over the top rope when Owens ducks.  Lashley leaps to the apron but Owens with a forearm to stop him.  Owens sets for a dive but he sees Lashley move and Owens goes to the floor through the ropes and punches Lashley.

Lashley with a clothesline to Owens and Lio talks about how Owens isn't an athlete and he starts a Lashley chant.  Owens clotheslines Lashley over the top rope to the floor and then Owens goes to the apron and kicks Lashley.  Owens with a flip dive onto Lashley.  Owens and Lashley exchange punches on the floor.  Lashley Irish whips Owens into the ringside barrier but he misses a splash and hits the ringside barrier as we go to commercial.

We are back and Lashley with a sleeper on Owens.  Owens with elbows and Lashley runs into an elbow.  Lashley misses a charge into the corner and then Owens goes after Rush on the floor.  Lio begs for mercy and Kevin chases him around the ring until Owens grabs Lio.  Lashley hits Owens from behind and sends him into the ring steps.  Lashley Irish whips Owens into the ringside barrier.  Lashley sends Owens back into the ring while Rush continues to endear himself to the Chicago crowd.  Lashley with punches in the corner.

Lashley with a shoulder in the corner but Owens with forearms.  Lashley with a spinebuster.  Lashley with a delayed vertical suplex for a near fall.  Lashley with a full nelson and Owens stomps on the feet to escape.  Owens with an elbow and super kick followed by a boot to the midsection and a stunner for a near fall.  Owens goes up top and Rush gets on the ring steps and distracts Owens long enough to allow Lashley to crotch Owens and put him in the tree of woe.  Lashley with a running boot to the knee and Lashley with a kick to the back of the leg.  Lashley with the Dominator for the three count.

Winner:  Bobby Lashley

After the match, Lashley leaves the ring but he goes back and clips Owens and then he wrings the leg into the ring post.  Lashley takes the other leg and wrings it into the ring post and then he goes back to the previously injured leg.  Lashley does the Lashley leap to the apron and then goes back to the floor.

Michael Cole and Corey Graves mention the World Cup and how it will have four men from Raw and four men from Smackdown.

Michael mentions that John Cena is in the World Cup.

We are told that there will be a battle royal to determine who will be the second Raw entrant in the World Cup at Crown Jewel.

Elias is in the ring as we go to commercial.

We are back and Finn Balor and Bayley are in the back.  They are asked about their match against Alicia Fox and Jinder Mahal and their ability to be on the same page.  Finn says they aren't even on the same planet.  Bayley says apart, they are good, but together they are busy worrying about who is the captain.

Lio Rush and Bobby Lashley show up and Lio asks if we saw what Bobby did to Kevin Owens. 

Bayley reminds Lio that they are being interviewed.

Lashley says that he ripped Owens into pieces.  

We go to the ring for Elias.

Elias says when the legends speak of WWE, they speak of him.  When Triple H, Kane, Undertaker, and Shawn Michaels speak of WWE, they are talking about him.  One person who knows this is John Cena.  

Elias says he will admit when he is wrong, but the circumstances that led to the end of things in Australia, it was not his fault.  Elias says he wrote a song about it.  Elias sings about being distracted by John Cena's hair.  Elias then takes his local sports dig at the Cubs.

Elias in interrupted by Ronda Rousey and we go to commercial.

Match Number Two:  Ronda Rousey, Nikki Bella, and Brie Bella versus Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan, and Ruby Riott

Brie and Liv start things off and Liv slaps Brie.  Brie with a slap and she misses a round kick.  Liv with a double leg take down and punches.  They fight to the floor and the other four women try to separate Liv and Brie.  Sarah tags in and so does Ronda.  Ronda with knees but Sarah with an Irish whip.  Ronda with a judo throw.  Liv and Ruby think about getting involved but they go to the floor and we go to commercial.

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