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Raw 10/26/2020: Moment of Bliss w/ Randy Orton; Survivor Series Qualifying Matches

Here's what's on tap for tonight:

  • Drew McIntyre kicks off the show

  • Moment of Bliss: Alexa Bliss hosts as Randy Orton ushers in his WWE Championship reign

  • Survivor Series Qualifying Match (Winner gets spot on Team Raw): Jeff Hardy vs. AJ Styles

  • Survivor Series Qualifying Match (Winner gets spot on Team Raw): Keith Lee vs. Elias

  • Survivor Series Qualifying Match (Winner gets spot on Team Raw): Matt Riddle vs. Sheamus

We see highlights of last night's Hell in a Cell pay-per-view match between Drew McIntyre and Randy Orton.

We're in the ThunderDome and kicking off the show with the former WWE Champion, Drew McIntyre. McIntyre grabs a mic and he's trying to think of the words to express how he feels. He has no excuses but he promises he will be WWE Champion again. He quotes the movie Rocky. He says you may be wondering why he's a good sport and in such a good mood. McIntyre starts to talk about what's going on in his mind and THE MIZ AND JOHN MORRISON INTERRUPT!! McIntyre suggest they choose their next words wisely. Morrison say they are here to congratulate him and McIntyre says he will drop them where they stand. Miz gloats about now holding the money in the bank contract. Miz says McIntyre won't have to worry about facing Randy Orton anymore since he has the contract now. He reminds us that he cashed in before on Randy Orton in Orlando, Florida. Miz says history could repeat itself since Orton is on Moment of Bliss tonight. Miz says he would of cashed in on McIntyre too and McIntyre would of also lost to him. MCINTYRE HAS HEARD ENOUGH AND HITS MIZ WITH THE GLASGOW KISS. Morrison takes offense and McIntyre kicks his ass!! McIntyre goes for a Future Shock DDT on Morrison but Miz saves him. Miz and Morrison bail as McIntyre stomps Miz's sunglasses. McIntyre claims he has an idea for later tonight.

Commentary talks about Survivor Series. Qualifying matches begin tonight. Jeff Hardy vs. AJ Styles is next!

Drew McIntyre will face The Miz later tonight.

AJ Styles is out with his body guard. He's got a mic. Styles says he is 2-0 since coming back to Raw. He's dominant. He knows Raw missed him. He wants to know why he has to qualify for the Raw Survivor Series team? He claims he should not only be on the team but he should be the captain. He says he's the face that runs the place. He says his associate doesn't like to be looked at or talked to. Styles calls Jeff Hardy the biggest cheater in WWE history and brings up their history. Styles gets an alcohol dig in on Hardy and that brings Hardy out.

Survivor Series Qualifying Match

AJ Styles vs. Jeff Hardy

Styles goes on the attack right away. Hardy rolls of the ring and baits Styles. Hardy gets in the ring and dives to the outside but Styles' associate catches Hardy in mid air as we go to a commercial.

We're back and Styles is in control of Hardy in the ring. Brain buster by Styles gets a near fall. Styles sets up for the Phenomenal Forearm but Hardy rolls to the corner far away. Hardy avoids Styles and then hits the inverted atomic drop followed by the double leg drop and basement drop kick! Hardy sends Styles in the corner with a kick and follows up with and double kick to the face of Styles. Near fall for Hardy. Styles lifts Hardy and delivers a knee to Hardy's back. Punches and kicks by Styles but Hardy catches him with a jaw breaker before stacking Styles up for a near fall. Hardy puts Styles on the top turnbuckle and tries a superplex but Styles blocks it and sends Hardy face first into the turnbuckle. Styles gets Hardy in a torture rack and delivers a rack bomb. Styles attempts a Styles Clash but Hardy counters and attempts Twist of Fate. Styles avoids and goes for the pele kick. Both men trade counters. Hardy goes to the top but is distracted by the associate allowing Styles to knock him off the top. Both men go to the apron where Hardy tries a Twist of Fate but Styles sends him into the ring post. Back in the ring, STYLES HITS HARDY FOR THE PHENOMENAL FOREARM TO PICK UP THE WIN @ 9:57!! Styles celebrates with his associate. Hardy stumbles to his feet and ELIAS COMES FROM BEHIND AND BLASTS HARDY WITH A GUITAR!!

Backstage, 24/7 Champion R-Truth is interviewed. He talks about his defense last night. The guys who chased him last night have a tag match and he'll be out there to watch it. He's asked if that's dangerous? Truth says his third middle name is Dangerous.

A video package of WWE superstars supporting Susan G. Komen for breast cancer airs.

Akira Tozawa & Drew Gulak vs. Lucha House Party

Tozawa and Lince Dorado start the match. Tozawa takes control and tags Gulak. Gulak takes control. Dorado plants Gulak face first into the mat and R-TRUTH'S MUSIC HITS!! Truth comes to ringside. Tozawa tries to roll up Truth for the title but is unsuccessful. All match participants have turned their attention to Truth. DORADO HITS GULAK WITH A FLYING CROSS BODY FOR THE PIN AND WIN @ 2:07!! They all try to pin Truth after the match but he escapes with his gold. Poor Gulak.

Firefly Fun House is next!

FUN HOUSE TIME!! They're cookies and cupcakes as they're having a tea party. Alexa Bliss arrives with the tea that she made extra special. Ramblin' Rabbit says it's great! Bliss reveals the secret recipe which includes arsenic. Ramblin' Rabbit dies. Bray and Alexa laugh. Bray says they're all mad to which Bliss asks how he knows she's mad. He says because she came here. Bray says "he" will protect you. You just have to do one thing...Let Him In". She goes back to being normal and says Randy Orton will be on Moment of Bliss. Bliss leaves for a minute and Ramblin Rabbit comes back to life. Bray beats Ramblin Rabbit with a mallet killing him again. Bray and Alexa cheer. Bray can't wait for a Moment of Bliss.

Highlights of Braun Strowman vs. Keith Lee last week. Charly Caruso is backstage with Keith Lee and asks how he will bounce back. Lee says Strowman couldn't be him clean so he took a cheap way out. Lee says he will show Strowman a real monster next time they meet but his focus is on Elias tonight. That match is next!

WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler talk to Adam Pearce about the Raw Women's Survivor Series team. They both have lists of who would be on it. Shayna's list doesn't include Nia. Pearce will take them under consideration and have some information tonight.

Hello I am Elias. Elias is in the ring to bless us with a song before his match with Keith Lee. Elias says he took care of Hardy earlier and we are celebrating his new album, Universal Truth. He's climbing the charts. WWE stand for...WALK WITH ELIAS!! Keith Lee interrupts the song!

Survivor Series Qualifying Match

Elias vs. Keith Lee

Lee looks pissed. Elias tries an early head lock but Lee over powers him. Lee runs right through Elias with a cross body! They go to the outside where Lee remains in control. Elias hangs up Lee on the top rope and sends Lee into the barricade. LEE POUNCES ELIAS OVER THE ANNOUNCE TABLE AS WE GO TO A COMMERCIAL.

We're back and Lee is in control as he works Elias' arm. Elias tries to battle back. Lee attempts a Spirit Bomb but Elias counters and delivers a knee to the face of Lee. Lee rolls to the outside. Elias follows and sends Lee into the ring post. Back in the ring, Elias comes off the top with a double axe handle. 1...2...NO!! Elias gets another near fall. Elias sends Lee off the ropes but Lee reverses and then hits Elias with a power slam. Lee squashes Elias in the corner. Elias stops a charging Lee with a kick and hits a neck breaker that looked botched. ELIAS GOES TO THE TOP BUT JEFF HARDY'S MUSIC HITS AS A DISTRACTION!! Lee pulls Elias off the top rope. LEE HITS ELIAS WITH A SPIRIT BOMB FOR THE WIN @ 10:02!! Lee is on Team Raw! HARDY APPEARS BEHIND ELIAS AND SMASHES A GUITAR ACROSS HIS BACK!!

Backstage, the Hurt Business is talking. They have a match against Retribution next.

Randy Orton is interviewed backstage by Charly Caruso.

Highlights of the build up between the Hurt Business and Retribution.

AC/DC's "Shot in the Dark" is the official theme song of Survivor Series.

Commentary announces that at Survivor Series, the WWE United States Champion will face the WWE Intercontinental Champion. So as of now, it's Bobby Lashley vs. Sami Zayn.

The Hurt Business is out now and they talk about Retribution. MVP struck a deal with the higher ups. Once they get rid of Retribution, they want their payment in gold.

Eight Man Tag Team Elimination Match

The Hurt Business vs. Retribution

Lashley and T-Bar start it off. Lashley backs T-Bar into the corner and then they both trade blows with Lashley getting the upper hand. Lashley mounts T-Bar and pounds on him. T-Bar battles back but Lashley takes him down with a shoulder block. Lashley plants T-Bar with a flatliner. Lashley takes T-Bar to the Hurt Business corner and tags MVP. MVP continues the beat down but taunts and T-Bar takes advantage. Mace tags in. He delivers a couple shots and tags Slapjack. Slapjack gets a near fall on MVP. MVP using a drop toe hold to send a charging Slapjack into the turnbuckle. Modified suplex by MVP gets a near fall that's broken up by Ali. Reckoning gets on the apron. She gets in the ring and starts acting like she has bugs or something on her so she scratches herself and rolls around the ring. SLAPJACK USES THE DISTRACTION TO ROLL UP MVP AND ELIMINATE HIM!! It's 4-3 on now in favor of Retribution. Reckoning continues rolling around as we go to a commercial.

We're back and Reckoning was faking the whole thing before the break. Lashley and Slapjack are legal. Lashley charges but eats a boot. LASHLEY ELIMINATES SLAPJACK WITH A SPEAR!! T-Bar comes in right away and beats on Lashley. They battle to the outside. THEY BOTH GET COUNTED OUT!! It's 2-on-2. Cedric Alexander and Mace are legal now. Mace beats on Cedric in the corner. Cedric almost makes a tag but is stopped. Cedric takes out Ali on the apron. Cedric kicks Mace in the face and Shelton Benjamin makes a blind tag. BENJAMIN ELIMINATES MACE WITH PAY DIRT!! Ali is all alone. Benjamin hits Ali with a big fall away slam. Cedric tags in. Cedric sends Ali to the corner but he drop kicks Benjamin off the apron. Cedric back body drops Ali and kicks him in the face sending him out of the ring. ALI HITS CEDRIC ON THE OUTSIDE WITH A CHAIR AND GETTING DISQUALIFIED @ 13:08!! Therefore, The Hurt Business wins the match!! The rest of the Hurt Business comes back to the ring and Ali takes off running.

Angel Garza talks to Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke backstage. Mandy says Otis has had a rough 24 hours. NIA JAX AND SHAYNA BASZLER ARE HERE!! Garza hands Jax a rose but she isn't buying it. Garza leaves. The ladies argue over who will be captains of the Survivor Series team.

Drew McIntyre vs. The Miz (Money in the Bank contract winner) w/ John Morrison

Morrison tries to provide a distraction right away but it doesn't work and McIntyre goes to work on Miz. McIntyre beats on Miz in the corner. All McIntyre early on and he throws Miz to the outside. McIntyre lights Miz up with a chop but then Miz sends McIntyre into the steps. Back in the ring, Miz delivers kicks to McIntyre in the corner. Miz kicks McIntyre in the knee and delivers a DDT but only gets a 1 count on the pin. Morrison gets in an undetected cheap shot. Miz is in control. Miz continues to target the knee. Miz charges the corner but McIntyre clotheslines him. McIntyre delivers two belly to belly throws. McIntyre tries the Future Shock DDT but Miz sends him to the outside. Morrison tries to attack with the briefcase but McIntyre belly to belly throws him on the floor. McIntyre chucks the briefcase up the ramp. MCINTYRE GETS BACK IN THE RING AND CLAYMORES MIZ FOR THE WIN @ 4:12!! Miz and Morrison looked super weak here. Pretty much a handicap match and McIntyre still dominated. Matthew McConaughey is in the ThunderDome and he approves.

The New Day is backstage dressed at the Street Profits. They talk about champions vs. champions at Survivor Series. They impersonate the Profits until ASUKA INTERRUPTS!!! Asuka says they want the smoke. Asuka will face Sasha Banks at Survivor Series as well. Also, Randy Orton will face Roman Reigns. The Hurt Business interrupts and talks about Lashley vs. Sami Zayn at Survivor Series. Asuka and the New Day make fun of the Hurt Business before saying "New Day Rocks".

Charly Caruso interviews Drew McIntyre. McIntyre says that was the first step in him reclaiming his championship. McIntyre says Randy Orton will be on the Moment of Bliss but it will be anything but bliss.

Adam Pearce is in the ring to introduce the women's Raw Survivor Series team. WWE Women's Tag Team Champions. Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler are first. Then Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke are announced next. Nia interrupts before the last member can be introduced. Nia claims to be the captain until they all argue. The last member will be determined in a fatal four way including Lana, Lacey Evans, Peyton Royce, and Nikki Cross.

Fatal Four Way Survivor Series Qualifying Match

Lana vs. Lacey Evans vs. Peyton Royce vs. Nikki Cross

They all brawl to begin and everyone goes to the outside as we go to a commercial.

Back from the break, Peyton is in control of Nikki. Peyton sends Lana into the ring post and she falls to the outside. Lacey tries to get back in the ring but Peyton knocks her to the floor. Peyton turns her attention back to Nikki. All Peyton so far since the break. Nikki fights back and sends Peyton into the corner before wiping out Lana on the outside. Nikki DDTs Lacey on the outside. Nikki goes to the top and hits a cross body on Peyton! 1...2...NO!! Commentary interrupts to say ELIAS ALBUM REACHES #1 TODAY ON ITUNES! LACEY HITS A WOMAN'S RIGHT ON LANA!! PEYTON ROYCE GORY BOMB NIKKI ONTO LACEY!! 1...2...NO!! Peyton puts Nikki on the top. Lacey takes out Peyton and goes up top with Nikki. Nikki pushes Lacey off. Peyton goes back up with Nikki but Nikki fights her off too. Lacey goes back up again and PEYTON PULLS THEM BOTH DOWN AS LACEY SUPERPLEXES NIKKI!! LANA SLIDES IN THE RING AND PINS NIKKI FOR THE WIN @ 8:06!! The women's team members applaud Lana at ringside. SHAYNA CLEARS THE ANNOUNCE TABLE! NIA JAX SAMOAN DROPS LANA THROUGH THE TABLE FOR LIKE THE 5th WEEK IN A ROW!!

Charly Caruso interviews Randy Orton. He plans to still be a guest on the Fun House. Charly says The Fiend is coming for him but Orton isn't scared. Orton says he will introduce The Fiend to a RKO.

Retribution is backstage. Ali says they win when we suffer. They still plan on shutting us all down. Yeah whatever man.

Survivor Series Qualifying Match

Matt Riddle vs. Sheamus

They lock up and Riddle takes down Sheamus. Sheamus rolls out of the ring for a breather. Sheamus gets back in and takes down Riddle with a head lock. Riddle is able to turn it into an arm bar but Sheamus escapes. Both men break and get to their feet. Sheamus plants Riddle with a spine buster for a near fall before going back to an arm submission. Riddle counters it into a gutwrench suplex. Riddle goes after Sheamus arm but Sheamus counters with an Irish Curse backbreaker!! Sheamus pounds on Riddle's chest while Riddle is on the apron. Riddle tries an arm bar again in the ropes. Riddle delivers a knee strike from the apron. RIDDLE DIVES TO THE OUTSIDE ONTO SHEAMUS AS WE GO TO A COMMERCIAL.

We're back and Sheamus is in control. Riddle fights to his feet and charges but Sheamus connects with a back breaker. Riddle ducks a clothesline and delivers some strikes and kicks. Another kick takes down Sheamus. BROTON BY RIDDLE!! 1...2...NO!! Riddle delivers forearms to Sheamus in the corner but Sheamus catches Riddle with a sick knee strike!! 1..2...NO!! Sheamus goes to the top but Riddle cuts him off. Sheamus pushes Riddle off but he runs back up. EXPLODER SUPLEX OFF THE TOP BY RIDDLE!! 1...2...NO!! RIDDLE GOES TO THE TOP AND TRIES A FLOATING BRO BUT SHEAMUS GETS THE KNEES UP!! Sheamus clubs Riddle in the back twice before trying another Irish Curse back breaker. Riddle counters into a sleeper. Sheamus escapes. SHEAMUS MISSES A BROUGE KICK!! German suplex by Riddle!! 1...2...NO!! Riddle tries to lift Sheamus but can't. SHEAMUS HITS RIDDLE WITH A BROGUE KICK TO WIN @ 12:52!! Good hard hitting match!

Randy Orton heads to the ring because a Moment of Bliss is next!

Alexa Bliss is in the ring waiting on WWE Champion Randy Orton. She talks about his win over Drew McIntyre last night before introducing him. Orton heads to the ring but looks over his shoulder along the way. Alexa is wearing her Fun House outfit. Orton stands but Bliss says he can take seat. She promises not to bite. Bliss asks if he is surprised about his performance last night. Orton says he's not surprised but asks if Bliss has a surprise for him. Bliss says what host wouldn't want to have a champ especially after they "burned" the house down last night. Orton says he knows Bray Wyatt better than anyone so he'll only ask once, where is he? MCINTYRE'S MUSIC HITS!! MCINTYRE AND ORTON BRAWL AS BLISS LAUGHS!! McIntyre throws everything out of the ring. MCINTYRE SETS UP FOR A CLAYMORE AND THE LIGHTS GO OUT!! THE RED LIGHTS COME ON AND MCINTYRE IS ALONE IN THE RING. ORTON IS ON THE RAMP WITH THE FIEND BEHIND HIM!! Orton senses it and walks back towards the ring to CONTINUE BRAWLING WITH MCINTYRE. ORTON BACK SUPLEXES MCINTYRE ON THE ANNOUNCE TABLE AND THE BRAWL CONTINUES AS THE SHOW ENDS.

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