The November 4 2019 edition of WWE Raw went down last night in the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. Listed below are the 5 best moments from the show.
Be sure to check out the full results from Raw as well!
Brock Lesnar Hunts Down Rey Mysterio
For me, WWE is at its best when there is an interwoven story throughout an entire episode, whether it be Raw, SmackDown, or NXT. When it feels like anything could happen, anyone could realistically interact with anyone else, and it’s clear that everyone is under the same roof (because they are).
So this episode of Raw having multiple threads going through the entire three hours was a big plus. The first of these threads actually began on the latest episode of SmackDown, when Brock Lesnar quit the blue brand to chase Rey Mysterio, a member of the Raw roster.
To start Raw, Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman came to the ring to talk about quitting SmackDown and to give Rey Mysterio fair warning that The Beast was coming for him.
From there, Brock Lesnar went on a rampage throughout the backstage area, laying waste to anyone and anything he came across in pursuit of revenge on Rey Mysterio. Later, Lesnar made his way back into the arena, first threatening Jerry Lawler, then flat out attacking Dio Maddin.
At this point, Rey Mysterio had seen enough and appeared from the backstage area armed with a metal bat, smashing it over the back of The Beast. Brock Lesnar was incapacitated by this attack, barely able to hold his own weight as he retreated from the stage.
Feeling confident, Rey Mysterio challenged Brock Lesnar to a WWE Championship Match at Survivor Series and the match was later made official by WWE on Twitter.
Triple H Makes Seth Rollins an Offer He Can’t Refuse
From the beginning of Seth Rollins’ WWE career, Triple H has been watching from the shadows, seemingly ready to step in whenever necessary. And “necessary” here means whenever Seth Rollins is floundering a bit.
Starting with Seth Rollins becoming the first-ever NXT Champion, to Seth being gifted J&J Security, every time Triple H steps into Rollins’ life, he becomes champion. A fact which Triple H had no problem reminding Rollins of last night on Raw.
Having lost his Universal Championship to The Fiend, who is on the SmackDown roster and therefore out of Rollins’ reach, and feeling that the WWE Championship was also not an attainable goal in the hands of Brock Lesnar, Seth Rollins stepped into the ring last night to tell the WWE Universe that he has lost his direction.
Triple H, flanked by all four members of Undisputed Era, approached Seth Rollins, laying out Rollins’ options going forward after reminding him of the help he has offered in the past. The Game told Rollins that he could either join NXT or suffer the consequences. A simple “no” would not be accepted.
Rollins countered Triple H’s proposal with one of his own – if he was going to join NXT, he wanted to do so as the guy. Not just one of the roster, as he now is on Raw. He demanded an NXT Championship match against Adam Cole, who defeated Daniel Bryan on SmackDown, to prove his worth to the gold brand.
The Queen of Spades Confronts The Man
Similar to last week’s episode of SmackDown, last night’s episode of Raw contained an NXT invasion, albeit much tamer this time around. This was the second common thread of the show, in addition to the Brock Lesnar/Rey Mysterio feud.
Part of this invasion included brawls between members of the NXT and Raw rosters and the match between Seth Rollins and Adam Cole, and even though this particular segment didn’t include an ounce of physicality, it was just as exciting as the others.
While Becky Lynch was being interviewed by Charly Caruso regarding her Survivor Series match against Bayley backstage, Shayna Baszler stepped into the frame, surprisingly politely asking Charly for her seat.
The Queen of Spades and The Man sat eye to eye, glaring at each other but keeping their tones civil – at least, as civil as you can be when threatening to destroy someone. In the end, they agreed that while they will obviously have their eyes on Bayley during the Survivor Series match, they will be putting extra focus on each other.
Immediately after this interaction, WWE announced that the Women’s Championship showcase at Survivor Series will indeed be a triple threat match.
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The Street Profits Team with Humberto Carrillo to Take On The OC
An unprovoked attack on The Street Profits by The OC after both teams were drafted to Raw led to this feud, and because AJ Styles and his crew aren’t satisfied with a rivalry with one team, they brought Humberto Carrillo into the mix as well, Styles challenging him to a singles match after he very nearly defeated Seth Rollins the week before.
And because The Street Profits and Humberto Carrillo share bubbly personalities and hatred for The OC, they teamed up last night in an effort to teach Styles, Gallows, and Anderson a lesson.
As expected, The OC used every method of triple-team tactics short of causing a disqualification to wear down their opponents. After Montez Ford suffered from this 3-on-1 approach, Humberto Carrillo tagged in to attempt a comeback. Having faced Styles before, Carrillo had his number, dodging and countering every attack Styles threw at him.
Realizing that he was in a sticky situation, AJ Styles did what he needed to do to take the win, which in this case, meant using the ropes for leverage to pin Carrillo. This questionable finish will undoubtedly lead to more matches between these men and we can’t wait to see them.
Adam Cole Defends His NXT Championship – Again
As promised earlier in the show, Seth Rollins was given an opportunity to win the NXT Championship from Adam Cole in one-on-one competition. Rollins essentially stated that he was better than Daniel Bryan, who Cole had bested (fair and square) just days before, and would be leaving the arena with the title on his waist.
Adam Cole and Seth Rollins are quite similar, particularly when it comes to their in-ring style, even though an argument could be made that Adam Cole is just a little more extreme. And this match highlighted that fact, Cole and Rollins going blow for blow through much of the action.
Seth Rollins took Adam Cole to the limit, and may have actually done what he seemed so sure he would, had it not been for Roderick Strong, Kyle O’Reilly, and Bobby Fish causing a disqualification by attacking Seth Rollins mid-match.
At ringside to watch the action, just as he did with Adam Cole vs. Daniel Bryan, Triple H did nothing to prevent this from happening. On the contrary, he appeared to be egging his NXT gang on from the sidelines.
A brawl broke out between a group of Raw and NXT Superstars, which Adam Cole jumped in, but Seth Rollins kept his distance, leaving the ring without giving any insight into how he was feeling.
Later on Twitter, however, Rollins seemed to announce that he would at least be making an appearance on NXT. That being said, the tweet was somewhat cryptic, so that may not be the direction that is ultimately taken.
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