The October 21 2019 edition of WWE Raw went down last night in the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio. Listed below are the 5 best moments from the show.
Be sure to check out the full results from Raw as well!
Drew McIntyre Returns to the Ring
To kick off a night of returns and firsts, Drew McIntyre made his return to Raw in a match against Ricochet. The Scottish Psychopath wasn’t away for an extended period of time, but this was his first time competing since being drafted to Raw, meaning that he had a bit of extra motivation to come out on top.
To make matters worse for Ricochet, Drew McIntyre had Ric Flair in his corner, cheering him on and giving him even more incentive to win. And not only to win but to destroy Ricochet. Which he did.
Even though Ricochet hung in the match as long as possible, taking Drew McIntyre to the limit, McIntyre powered out of every pinning attempt The One and Only made, and ultimately, the Claymore kick took Ricochet down. Then, with Ric Flair grinning at ringside, Drew McIntyre picked Ricochet apart further, leaving him laid out after catapulting him into the steel steps.
Sin Cara Resumes His Feud with Andrade
Sin Cara made his long-awaited return to WWE TV this week on Raw, picking up right where he left off with a match against Andrade. This was every bit as exciting as their first bout, with Sin Cara doing his best to both get the better of Andrade and evade the constant barrage of attacks from Zelina Vega.
Sin Cara came close to defeating his foes, but a hurricanrana at ringside from Zelina followed immediately by Andrade’s cataclysmic Hammerlock DDT finisher was simply too much to overcome.
We can only hope that Sin Cara comes back for more because these two have proven multiple times now that they make fantastic opponents for one another.
The Viking Raiders Compete in their First Match as Champions
In their first match since winning the Raw Tag Team Championships from Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler, The Viking Raiders took on Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins, who felt that this would be the match where they would show the world that they are no underdogs.
Unfortunately for Hawkins and Ryder, things didn’t pan out quite as they had hoped, and they lost to Erik and Ivar rather quickly, but did so in fearless fashion, which is a lot more than many of the Viking Raiders’ competitors can say.
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Humberto Carrillo Debuts on Raw
Like many of his fellow 205 Live competitors, Humberto Carrillo was drafted to Raw; however, he was the only former member of the purple squad to debut against the Universal Champion Seth Rollins – and nearly defeat him.
Humberto Carrillo watched the match between Andrade and Sin Cara carefully, announcing in an interview when it was over that Andrade is no doubt a future champion, but so is he.
Impressed with Humberto’s confidence, Seth Rollins invited him to compete in a match that very moment, which Humberto, of course, accepted. It took every bit of resolve Seth Rollins possessed to bring Carrillo down; so much so, in fact, that he offered a handshake to his challenger post-match as a sign of respect.
Hopefully, we see this match again with a championship on the line because Humberto Carrillo has more than demonstrated that he is up for the challenge.
The Street Profits Have First Match on Raw
After both The Street Profits and The OC were drafted to Raw, AJ Styles and his entourage, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, took it upon themselves to confront Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins, belittling them simply for being part of the same roster.
Because of that, this week’s episode of Raw featured The Street Profits’ first match since making the move from NXT. Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford’s mystery third partner did not immediately make himself known, so Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows took them on sans-AJ Styles. Sort of.
AJ Styles made his presence known multiple times during the match, giving his buddies the leg up anytime he felt that Angelo and Montez were gaining just a little too much momentum. Luckily, Kevin Owens appeared in the final moments of the match, taking Styles out with a Stunner to even the odds.
With this boost from Owens, The Street Profits emerged victorious from their first match, starting their Raw career on the right foot.
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