WWE Raw Live Results – October 29, 2018

4 years ago by Liam Winnard

WWE Raw Live Results – October 29, 2018


After the Brother of Destruction describe what they’re going to do to DX as “slow, agonizing pain,” and that their opponents will never rest in peace, Triple H and Shawn Michaels are summoned to the ring.

Triple H comes onto the stage, but there’s no sign of HBK.

Trips draws Kane out to the rampway, allowing Michaels to surprise ‘Taker with a Sweet Chin Music from behind in the ring.

The ‘Deadman’ sits up mere seconds later though, and the show closes to the legendary tune of ‘Taker’s entrance music.

To be honest, that was a pretty naff ending to an okay Raw. It didn’t really do much in terms of making me care for Friday’s Crown Jewel – admittedly a hard task given the circumstances – but there were a few fun moments like Elias, Elias, and… erm… Elias.


Thanks for following along with our live coverage of Raw tonight, and remember to check back tomorrow for SmackDown, and on Friday for Crown Jewel!


Dolph Ziggler def. Apollo Crews

Following a decent but short match, Dolph Ziggler manages to get his knees up to block Crews’ top-rope attack, the ‘Showoff’ lands a Superkick to build momentum towards the World Cup this Friday.

Up next, the Brothers of Destruction and DX make live appearances ahead of their clash at Crown Jewel.


After Drew McIntyre hints that he is waiting for whoever wins the Universal Championship match at Crown Jewel on Friday, and Dolph Ziggler rubbishes Kurt Angle’s World Cup chances saying it will in fact be him that proves he is the best in the world, it’s time for tonight’s main event match-up.

Ziggler vs. Apollo Crews, up next.


As Gran Metalik distracted Scott Dawson with his noise-maker thingy, Kalisto landed a Salida Del Sol to pick up the win.


It’s going to be Kalisto and Lince Dorado taking on the Revival.


Interestingly, up next, we’ve got the Raw “debut” of 205 Live‘s Lucha House Party.



Nia Jax def. Ember Moon

Right then.

So Tamina comes out, and the distraction allows Nia Jax to pick up the win with a leg drop.

Tamina gets in the ring and comes face-to-face with Nia, and then just walks away.

Is an alliance forming?


Michael Cole is still pushing the idea that Survivor Series is:

“The one night of the year when Raw and SmackDown compete in head-to-head competition”.

Aye, except the Mixed Match Challenge which is ongoing as we speak, and the World Cup which is literally this Friday pal.


After Lio Rush tells us that LASHLEY LASHLEY LASHLEY LASHLEY LASHLEY LASHLEY LASHLEY LASHLEY etc, is going to win the World Cup, it’s time for Nia Jax vs. Ember Moon, up next.


Rollins asks Ambrose “as a brother” to come to the ring and explain his actions last week, but instead of entering the ring, Dean appears at the top of the stairs among the crowd.

The crowd unites in chanting “you sold out” before Seth calls Dean a “cold-hearted bastard.”

When Seth threatens to meet Dean at the top of the stairs, Ambrose simply walks away completely emotionless.


After a recap of what went down with Dean Ambrose’s emotional heel turn at the end of last week’s Raw, up next Seth Rollins demands answers from the ‘Lunatic.’

Remember, the pair are the Raw Tag Team Champions, so this could get very interesting.


Bobby Roode & Chad Gable def. AOP and The Ascension – Triple Threat tag match

Gable picks up the pinfall win with a Chaos Theory German Suplex, but AOP stand tall after demolishing absolutely everyone. Because that’s what they do, it seems.


After Kurt Angle tells us all that he wants to win the World Cup on Friday, we get set for Triple Threat tag team action, as the Ascension take on the team of Chad Gable and Bobby Roode, and AOP.


The bracket for the Crown Jewel World Cup tournament is revealed:


Elias def. Jinder Mahal

In a match that Jinder was largely on top for, and with the Singh Brothers continuously getting involved, Elias picks up the win.

Also, this is my favorite thing of all time:


Elias is the best.

After recapping what happened last week when he smashed a guitar over the back of Baron Corbin in the ring, Elias takes us backstage to confront Corbin once more.

On the way there, Dana Brooke asks Elias for a performance, but the songsmith hilariously replies:

“For you? No.”


Elias then performs a song for Corbin outside his office, calling him a “taller, stupider version of Kurt.”

Just as Elias’ song is getting to the best part (you, know, that part when he calls Corbin Stephanie McMahon’s bitch), he is assaulted from behind by Jinder Mahal, and the acting GM makes a match between the two… NEXT.

I repeat: Elias is the best.


Natalya, Bayley, Sasha Banks, Lita & Trish Stratus def. The Riott Squad, Alicia Fox & Mickie James

After things broke down as they tend to do, the bayfaces gained the upper hand with Bayley and Lita delivering in-sync Twists of Fate, before Lita assisted Natalya with a Hart Attack on Alicia Fox.

Fox kicked out, but very quickly tapped out to the Sharpshooter.

Nia Jax and Ember Moon then have a massively cringeworthy interview with Kayla Braxton. Nia showed shades of a heel turn, in coming across slightly arrogant after she won the Battle Royal at Evolution last night.

Jax announces that she will be waiting for Rousey after the Raw Women’s Champion beats Becky Lynch at Survivor Series, before accepting Ember Moon’s challenge for a match later tonight.


We’re into the first commercial break in this one, and it is very much a 10-woman tag team match indeed.

After dominant opening salvos from Trish and Lita, things quickly broke down with everyone ending up in a massive pile outside the ring.


It is announced that at Survivor Series in under three weeks time, Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey will take on SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch.

Oh my God, I am so excited.

Up next tonight, it’s the 10-woman tag match!


The notification that Lio received was in fact from Acting GM Baron Corbin, who is in the trainer’s room due to being destroyed earlier by Braun Strowman.

Corbin reveals that Bobby Lashley will – as reported earlier this week – replace John Cena in Friday’s WWE World Cup tournament.


Finn Bálor def. Bobby Lashley via DQ

In a match that was largely dominated by the bigger man, Lio Rush shoved Bálor off the top rope to cause a DQ and hand Bálor the victory.

Lashley proceeds to absolutely destroy Finn after the match, with Rush repeatedly slapping the Irishman.

Lio then seems to rather cheerily look at a notification on his phone, and he and Big Bob head back up the ramp.


Just for clarification, and because I’m too lazy to type it all out, here is tonight’s 10-woman tag match:


It is announced that coming later tonight will be live appearances from Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, DX, the Brothers of Destruction, and a 10-woman tag match combining those involved in tag matches last night at Evolution.

Up next, it’s Finn Bálor vs. Bobby Lashley in a rematch from last week!


After telling Lesnar he’s going to “get these hands,” Strowman delivers three Powerslams to Baron Corbin to serve as a demonstration for what is going to happen to the ‘Beast’ on Friday, but he is caught off guard and Brock lands an F5 before hoisting the title above his head.

Strowman gets up just seconds later though, screaming



Heyman gives us a “spoiler” that Lesnar will defeat Braun Strowman at Crown Jewel this Friday and become a two-time Universal Champion, saying that the only way he could be even more certain would be if the result was predetermined. What a tease.

Braun Strowman then marches to the ring with the crowd very, very firmly in his corner.


Raw opens with an emotional recap of last week’s heartbreaking news, when Roman Reigns announced that he is battling with leukemia and had to relinquish his Universal Championship.

Again, we extend our thoughts, prayers, and best wishes to Joe Anoa’i.

Acting Raw General Manager Baron Corbin is introduced in the ring with the vacant Universal Championship, before he is very swiftly cut off by BROCK LESNAR.

Raw‘s an hour early for us UK folk given our weird clock nonsense that I don’t understand, so that was a pleasant surprise. Just to get you all up to speed so you don’t end up looking silly like me, SmackDown also starts at 12 midnight tomorrow, and Crown Jewel at 4pm on Friday. Then back to normal next week.

Speaking of Crown Jewel, the Universal Championship match is now Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman for the vacant title, after Roman Reigns unfortunately relinquished the belt on last week’s show due to his fight with leukemia.

As we covered earlier, Brock Lesnar will indeed be appearing on the show tonight along with his advocate Paul Heyman, presumably to build towards that very match.

It is also expected that we will see John Cena’s World Cup replacement for Friday decided tonight, with him refusing to travel to Saudi Arabia for very obvious reasons, and WWE have reportedly decided on their man.

Let’s not forget the despicable actions of Dean Ambrose last week, who beat down his Shield brother Seth Rollins to close the show after they had defeated Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler for the Raw Tag Team Championships, in one of – if not the – most emotionally charged heel turns I can remember.

Evolution is also in our rear view mirror, and the Raw side of things last night saw Sasha Banks, Bayley and Natalya defeat the Riott Squad, Nia Jax win the Battle Royal, and Ronda Rousey’s main event Raw Women’s Championship retention over Nikki Bella. Tonight will likely see us start to build towards the Rousey vs. Jax match for some point down the line.

Other stuff

  • WWE is teasing something between DX and the Brothers of Destruction for tonight, ahead of their match at Crown Jewel
  • Probably loads of booing during every Crown Jewel commercial

Any thoughts heading into Raw tonight? Let us know in the comments, on Twitter, or on Discord.

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