We go right to the ring and out comes WWE Champion Randy Orton. The announcers plug the non-title match between Orton and WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns at Survivor Series on November 22. Orton hits the ring and raises the WWE Title belt as the boos get louder.
Orton takes the mic and brags on becoming a 14-time world champion 8 days ago, the best of the best. Orton says best of the best doesn’t do him any justice. He’s not just the best of the best, he proved that he is the best. Period. Fans boo. Orton says he’s better than Edge, The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, John Cena, and most certainly Drew McIntyre. Orton dismisses the idea that he’s been handed anything or protected throughout his career. He insists that he’s in the position he’s in because he is the best. Orton goes on and says he’s a legend. Fans boo some more. Orton says this comes with great responsibility, but also a great big bullseye on his back. Orton welcomes that and challenges any WWE Superstar to try and take the title. He names several WWE Superstars and wants anyone to try to come take it. The music interrupts and out comes Alexa Bliss.
Bliss stares straight ahead at the camera and just smiles. Orton circles her and sizes her up. Bliss shows her hands and each glove has a word – Play on one, and Pain on the other. Bliss finally speaks and says “He” could be here. The menacing sounds of The Fiend start up as we also see some red lighting. Orton yells out and he’s ready to fight. McIntyre suddenly attacks from out of nowhere and levels Orton with a Claymore Kick. Drew gets down in Orton’s face and dares him to grant the rematch. Drew says he’s going to make Drew’s life a living hell. Drew’s music hits and he makes his exit.
The Miz and John Morrison suddenly run into the ring from over the barrier. Miz is cashing in his Money In the Bank briefcase. A referee runs down to the ring but before he can ring the bell Drew comes back in and levels both Miz and Morrison with big boots. Miz gets tossed out of the ring to the floor. Drew grabs Morrison and manhandles him over the top rope to the floor onto Miz. Drew stands tall as fans cheer him on. McIntyre takes the title and taunts Orton some more, throwing the title down at him. Drew makes his exit as the music hits. Miz still has his MITB title shot. Orton recovers from the mat as we go to commercial.
We go to the Firefly Fun House as Bray Wyatt and Alexa Bliss welcome us to a special edition of the show. Wyatt says this episode is dedicated to the three most dangerous letters in WWE – RKO. Abby The Witch says Randy Orton “can go f–k himself” but it’s bleeped out. Bliss tells Abby there’s no foul language in the Funhouse, and charges her for the Swear Jar. Abby says Bliss can also go “f–k yourself.”
Wyatt talks about how Orton was once a very, very bad man, a reference to the Wyatt Family Compound burning up a while back. Wyatt says from those ashes he was able to create a new world. Wyatt suddenly hears the screams from the burning compound in the distance as he goes into a bit of a trance, with flashbacks of Orton burning the building. Wyatt is all serious now. He says unfortunately it can’t be that simple because “He” never forgets. We see a few quick flashes of The Fiend.
Bliss says before we go, she wants to show us a new trick she’s been practicing. She asks for Wyatt’s help. He places his hand over her face, the glove that says “Heal” on it. The camera cuts to Bliss, with a red tint over the screen, staring straight ahead with a creepy look on her face. A red blood-like liquid starts oozing out of her mouth. The camera quickly cuts right back to Wyatt. He looks ahead, shocked, and says, “Oh, s–t!” The last word was also edited. That’s the end of the Firefly Fun House as we go go commercial.
Back from the break and it’s time for the Firefly Fun House. Bray Wyatt appears as we see his puppets having a tea party. Wyatt says his special guest is about to arrive. Alexa Bliss apologizes for being late, but she brought tea. Splendid!, says Wyatt. Bliss made the tea extra special, just for Ramblin’ Rabbit. He says it’s extra delicious and asks what’s in it. Strawberry, peach, sugar and a secret ingredient. Rabbit wants to know what the ingredient is. Bliss laughs and says it’s arsenic. Ramblin’ Rabbit starts dying once again. Wyatt laughs and says it looks like Bliss is fitting right in. Wyatt says he’s mad, Bliss is mad, we’re all a little mad around here. Bliss asks how he knows she’s mad. He says she wouldn’t be here if she wasn’t. He goes on about how you don’t have to run from anything here… He protects you and there’s only one thing you have to do. Bliss snaps into a trance now and looks possessed. “Let. Him. In,” she adds.
Bliss snaps back out of it and says our fun is just getting started tonight because she gets to chat with new WWE Champion Randy Orton later tonight on “A Moment of Bliss.” We see Wyatt now, staring straight ahead and apparently thinking back to the Wyatt Family Compound burning down because of Orton. Ramblin’ Rabbit comes to but Wyatt ends up beating on him with the branding iron as Bliss laughs away. Wyatt says he cannot wait to see Orton on “A Moment of Bliss” tonight because it’s going to be fire. Bliss and Wyatt wave goodbye to everyone to end the segment.
Back from the break and it’s time for tonight’s main event segment. Alexa Bliss is in the ring for the latest “A Moment of Bliss” episode. Bliss, who still has the Firefly Fun House and Bray Wyatt vibes going, welcomes us to a very special episode of her show. She says her guest went through hell last night at Hell In a Cell to win the WWE Title from Drew McIntyre. She introduces Randy Orton and out comes the new WWE Champion.
The announcers talk about how this could be a trap for Orton, set up by The Fiend and Bliss. Orton hits the corner to pose with the WWE Title belt in the air. Bliss tells Orton he can sit, promising she won’t bite, but he’d rather stand. She wants to talk about his super-duper win last night and if he thought he’d pull it off. Orton goes on about how he was not surprised by the win and what he did. He asks Bliss if she has any surprises for him. She does not. Bliss references how Orton and Drew “burned the house down” last night. Orton says there it is – burn the house down. Orton says he knows Wyatt well and he knows he’s close.
Orton asks where is The Fiend. The music interrupts and out comes McIntyre. Drew rushes the ring and starts brawling with Orton, trading big blows with each other. Bliss watches and just laughs, sitting on the top turnbuckle. Drew destroys the set and goes back to work on Orton, dropping him with a Glasgow Kiss headbutt. Bliss is still pointing and laughing. Drew waits for Orton to get up to deliver the Claymore Kick but the lights in the crowd start going out, to black. The arena is fully dark now. We hear the menacing sounds of The Fiend start up as the arena turns red. Drew is standing alone in the ring. Orton is standing on the ramp with the title over his shoulder, looking anxious. Drew stares him down from the ring. Orton senses something behind him. It’s The Fiend.
Orton knows The Fiend is there there but he keeps looking ahead at Drew. The Fiend is just staring at the back of Orton. Orton slowly walks down the ramp to the ring. Drew meets him at ringside and they go back to brawling. The red lights are gone now as Orton and Drew continue brawling around the ringside area. Orton sends Drew into the barrier. They brawl in front of the announce table now. Drew sends Orton face-first into the steel ring steps. Drew slams Orton’s face into the announce table but Orton counters and slams Drew on top of the table. Fans boo as Orton mounts Drew on top of the table. The post-Hell In a Cell edition of RAW suddenly goes off the air while Orton drops punches on Drew on top of the announce table.
The announcers are suddenly interrupted by the familiar menacing sounds of “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt going out over the arena. The red lights take over. Alexa Bliss is in the middle of the ring with a mic. She announces that “he” is here, let “him” in. “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt begins his entrance as Bliss stares straight ahead from the ring.
Wyatt places his lantern on the apron and enters the ring, standing behind Bliss. They both stare straight into the hard camera side as the music continues. The Fiend steps to the side of Bliss and holds her hand up. The lights come up but the virtual crowd is taken over by all lack and the RETRIBUTION logo. T-BAR, Slapjack, Mace and Reckoning surround the ring now, taunting the announcers as well. Mustafa Ali appears as they all hit the apron, then enter the ring to surround The Fiend and Bliss.
Wyatt and Bliss are unfazed. They stand in the same stance as before, Wyatt still holding Bliss’ hand. The lights go all the way down now. We hear some commotion or yelling. The lights come back up and The Fiend and Bliss are gone. RETRIBUTION has no idea where they are. The music interrupts and out comes The Hurt Business – MVP, Cedric Alexander, Shelton Benjamin and WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley. The two teams start brawling in the ring now. RETRIBUTION ends up on the floor. Alexander runs the ropes and leaps out with a big dive, taking RETRIBUTION down. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and we get a Matt Riddle vignette. He will face AJ Styles tonight.
The Hurt Business vs. RETRIBUTION
Back from the break and the action is about to explode in the ring. It looks like WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley is starting off with Mustafa Ali but T-BAR starts instead. Lashley unloads on T-BAR and beats him down in the corner. Lashley gets dropped but comes back with a Flatliner.
Slapjack comes in but Lashley easily drops him. Lashley with a vertical suplex, holding it in the air. Alexander tags in and takes over on Slapjack. Slapjack rocks Cedric but Cedric blocks a suplex and drops him for a 2 count. MVP tags in and beats Slapjack down in the corner, stomping away. MVP stops a tag and launches Slapjack into the turnbuckles. MVP keeps control for another 2 count. Cedric tags back in and they keep Slapjack down in their corner. Cedric takes Slapjack to another corner and drops him with a kick to the face. Slapjack gets knocked to the apron now. Mace comes over to hype his teammate up.
Cedric goes to the second turnbuckle but is distracted by Mace and T-BAR, allowing Slapjack to rock him and launch him from the top to the mat. Ali tags in and dropkicks Cedric’s arm. Ali works Cedric over and covers for a 2 count. Back and forth now. Cedric tries to springboard in but Ali takes his legs out and he hits the turnbuckle face-first. Ali keeps on Cedric at ringside, slamming his head into the barrier.
The two teams face off at ringside and have words. We suddenly hear The Fiend’s menacing sounds echo around the arena as his face appears on the big screen. Back to commercial with the two teams still facing off at ringside.
Back from the break and Shelton Benjamin is trading big strikes with Mace in the middle of the ring. Mace takes it to the corner and keeps control. Mace charges but Benjamin moves and he hits the ring post. Shelton with a big German suplex and a running knee in the corner. Benjamin keeps control for another close 2 count. Benjamin grounds Mace and talks some trash in the middle of the ring now. Benjamin takes it back to the corner and in comes Lashley. Lashley ends up sending Mace to the floor with a clothesline. Lashley knocks Slapjack and the others off the apron. Lashley with a big Spinebuster to Mace. T-BAR is legal now but he takes a big Spear from Lashley. Lashley backs Ali into the corner as he pleads. This allows T-BAR to come from behind.
Lashley and T-BAR go at it. T-BAR tries to fight him off with back elbows. Lashley applies The Hurt Lock but T-BAR taps out fairly quickly.
Winners: The Hurt Business
After the match, The Hurt Business stands tall but the lights quickly go down to signal the arrival of “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt. The Fiend is standing beside Ali when the red lights come back up. He knocks Ali to the floor, then attacks the others. Slapjack takes a Sister Abigail on the floor. Mace gets slammed on top of the announce table with the Uranage. Fiend chases Ali into the ring for Sister Abigail but T-BAR attacks. Fiend ends up dropping T-BAR with Sister Abigail as well. The Hurt Business has been watching this from the bottom of the ramp. The Fiend turns to them and stares at them. Alexa Bliss appears on the big screen as the menacing sounds start up. Bliss mouths “Let me in!” but we hear it in Wyatt’s voice. RAW goes to commercial.
Tom sends us to the red brand return of The Firefly Fun House. Bray Wyatt pulls his large sledgehammer from a box and kisses it, then drops it. He then pulls out Braun Strowman’s sheep mask, laughs at it and tosses it. He also pulls what looks to be a branding iron out, and tosses it. This is moving day for Wyatt it appears. It makes him sad to leave his friends on SmackDown but he’s happy to make new friends here on RAW. We see flashes of what happened with RETRIBUTION earlier and Wyatt laughs, adding that it looks like things are off to a great start.
Abby The Witch asks Wyatt to keep it down so she can sleep. He calls her crabby and says they’re just having fun. We also see Huskus The Pig and Ramblin’ Rabbit, who mentions he will be a better husband and father from here on out. Wyatt didn’t realize Rabbit has a family. He promises to be a better friend to Rabbit. We see flashbacks of how Wyatt has tormented Rabbit and killed him several times over the past year or so. Wyatt says the past is in our heads but the future is in our hands. Rabbit asks, Really? Really. Rabbit says this means so much to him, all he wanted was a fresh start. Mercy The Buzzard suddenly attacks Rabbit and Wyatt laughs, saying it’s more like fresh meat, not a fresh start. Everyone laughs but we also hear a woman laughing outside. Wyatt wonders who that could be. He opens the front door and in comes Alexa Bliss. Wyatt says he saved the best surprise for last. Bliss says the fun is just getting started. Wyatt adds, “Yowie! Wowie!” Wyatt and Bliss wave goodbye and blow kisses to their audience as the music starts back up to end the Firefly Fun House segment.
Back from the break and Stephanie is back at the podium for more picks. RAW picks RETRIBUTION and all of its members. SmackDown picks Lars Sullivan to stay. RAW picks Keith Lee to stay on the brand. SmackDown picks King Baron Corbin to stay. RAW picks Alexa Bliss to come from SmackDown.Back from the break and Stephanie is back at the podium for more picks. RAW picks RETRIBUTION and all of its members. SmackDown picks Lars Sullivan to stay. RAW picks Keith Lee to stay on the brand. SmackDown picks King Baron Corbin to stay. RAW picks Alexa Bliss to come from SmackDown.
Angel Garza vs. Andrade
Winner: Angel Garza
After the match, Vega enters the ring to check on Andrade but the lights start going out. The red lights come up and we hear the menacing sounds of The Fiend all over the arena. Alexa Bliss appears in the corner instead, turned upside down like Bray Wyatt. Vega and Andrade are shocked. The Fiend suddenly appears behind Andrade. The Fiend grabs Andrade while Bliss grabs Vega. They drop them with Sister Abigails at the same time in the middle of the ring. Bliss and The Fiend stare each other down as the menacing sounds continue to echo all over the arena. We go to commercial.
We see recent happenings between Bray Wyatt and Kevin Owens. Owens is backstage preparing for tonight’s match. Alexa Bliss walks up to him and says, “Let… him… in.” Back to commercial.
The Fiend vs. Kevin Owens
Winner: The Fiend
After the match, the music hits and the red lights cover the arena as The Fiend stands tall. The lights suddenly go to black now. The red lights come back up and The Fiend is standing on the stage now, staring face-to-face with Alexa Bliss. The menacing sounds fill the arena. They both turn and look at the ring at the same tie, while Owens is down on the mat trying to recover, gasping for air. Bliss and Fiend turn back to each other and continue their staredown. The Fiend growls as his image flashes over the screen.
Kevin Owens is backstage preparing for his interview with Alexa Bliss. His logo is showing on a screen behind him but it starts flickering between the Firefly Fun House logo and a photo of The Fiend. Owens doesn’t see this, but he walks off and we go to commercial.
Back from the break and RAW Superstar Kevin Owens is in the ring, which is set up for another must see edition of The KO Show. This segment is happening because of the Brand-To-Brand Invitational. Owens mentions the WWE Draft next week and how this could be his future home. He introduces Alexa Bliss and out she comes to pyro exploding.
Bliss walks to the ring as Cole shows us how The Fiend’s presence caused Bliss to snap on Lacey Evans last week. Owens says he’s been paying attention to what’s been happening on SmackDown and he has so many questions about what’s been happening to Bliss. He brings up her shift in attitude and anger, and says it reminds him of what he sees in his nemesis on RAW, Aleister Black. Bliss says she doesn’t know what Owens means. He says she’s not the same woman he met 5 years ago at the Performance Center, who was always cheery and happy, making people laugh. She says people change, Owens should try it some time. Doesn’t he want to change and be better? Owens says he’s tried to change, he’s tried to better himself and do things the right way but this isn’t about him changing, it’s about how she’s changing. He needs to understand this darkness that is taking her over, because if he can understand that, maybe he can understand what’s happening to Black.
Bliss says people fear what they don’t understand. She asks Owens if he’s ever been around “him” (The Fiend) as it’s fearful and captivating at the same time. Your spine goes cold, your body goes numb when he touches you, it’s like pins and needles, it’s like he’s looking right through you when he looks in your eyes, and you can’t look away. Bliss asks Owens if he has any idea what that’s like. Owens believes they’re not talking about Aleister. He doesn’t think he will get the needed answers from her because she’s brainwashed. Bliss says yes, her brain has been washed. All the lies have been washed away and now she sees the truth. She’s been cleansed by him. Owens says he’s here, isn’t he? She says he’s everywhere and she can hear him now. Let him in! The lights start going down as Owens paces the ring. It’s all black now. We hear the menacing sounds of The Fiend start up. The red lights come up now and The Fiend has the Mandible Claw on Owens.
Bliss sits calmly and watches from her chair while The Fiend takes Owens down with the Mandible, screaming and yelling in his face. The Fiend stands back up and turns his attention to Bliss. She’s in somewhat of a trance now, staring at him. The menacing sounds continue to go out over the arena. The Fiend approaches Bliss, still staring each other down. Bliss slowly gets up from her chair and the sounds stop. The Fiend takes her hand and the crowd pops. Bliss looks at the crowd and smiles as he holds her hand. The screen suddenly cuts to a shot of The Fiend growling as SmackDown goes to commercial.
Alexa Bliss vs. Lacey Evans
We go back to the ring and out first comes Alexa Bliss. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and announced for Talking Smack is AJ Styles, Lucha House Party and SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley. We go back to the ring and out comes Lacey Evans. We see what happened last week to lead to this match, when Bliss went into the trance and hit Bray Wyatt’s Sister Abigail move after Evans said “The Fiend” to her.
The bell rings and they lock up. Evans takes it to the corner and works Bliss over. Bliss rolls her for a 2 count. Evans looks to mount more offense but Bliss counters and rolls her up again. Evans takes control again and drives an elbow down. Evans tosses Bliss into the corner by her head. Evans taunts Bliss and unloads on her while she’s down in the corner. Evans does the headstand in the corner and slingshots her boots into Bliss’ chest. Bliss kicks out at 2. Evans grounds Bliss with a submission now.
Evans keeps control and uses the middle rope on Bliss. Bliss rocks her out of anger but Evans takes her right back down for another pin attempt. Evans takes Bliss back to the corner and works on the shoulder, manhandling her some more and taking advantage of the 5 count. Bliss finally counters in the corner and yanks Evans’ arm. Bliss takes Evans down again. We suddenly hear Wyatt’s signature laugh echoing all over the arena. We go to commercial as Bliss looks around surprised.
Back from the break and Evans continues to dominate Bliss. Evans with a standing moonsault in the middle of the ring for another 2 count. Evans mounts Bliss and slams her face-first into the mat a few times. Evans ragdolls Bliss some more, keeping her grounded. Bliss fights up and out but Evans sends her face-first into the top turnbuckle. more back and forth but Evans keeps control. Evan rakes Bliss’ face across the middle rope. Evans slingshots herself form the apron back in, hitting double boots to Bliss’ face to knock her back out of the ring. Bliss kicks out at 2 again, and again, and again. Evans shows frustration to the referee.
Bliss finally mounts some offense now for a pop. Bliss with a basement dropkick. Evans drops Bliss on her face. Evans goes back to the corner for the moonsault but Bliss moves and Evans lands hard. The red lights fill the arena now as we hear the menacing sounds of The Fiend. The lights come back up but Bliss is in her trance. She snaps and unloads on Evans after tackling her. The referee warns Bliss as she unloads on Evans against the ropes. Bliss keeps up the offense now, stomping Evans’ face into the mat while standing on her. The referee calls for the disqualification as crazy Bliss won’t stop.
Winner by DQ: Lacey Evans
Bliss, with her hair messed up and a crazy look in her eyes, tosses Evans to the floor after the bell. She stalks Evans and drops her on the floor with Sister Abigail. Bliss returns to the ring and poses in the middle, staring straight ahead. The red lighting comes back up. The Fiend appears on the big screen and makes some kind of grumbling noise. Bliss keeps staring straight ahead but now starts smiling. The red lighting and The Fiend both go away as Bliss’ music starts up. She makes her exit and heads to the back, still somewhat stuck in her trance or wild state of mind.
Alexa Bliss marches up the ramp as the music interrupts and out comes WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns for the main event. Paul Heyman is right behind him. Reigns stops on the stage and raises the title in the air but we see Bliss standing behind him. She’s stopped to look behind her, staring Reigns down. Cole says we were supposed to get an interview with Reigns and Jey Uso tonight. Bliss heads to the back and Reigns’ is announced by Hamilton as he heads to the ring. Back to commercial.
Still to come, Alexa Bliss talks to Nikki Cross. Back to commercial. We go back to the stage for “A Moment of Bliss” with Alexa Bliss. She welcomes us and says normally tonight’s special guest would be in the co-host seat with her. She goes on and introduces Nikki Cross. Out she comes dancing around and Bliss is all smiles. The announcers show us how Bliss used Bray Wyatt’s Sister Abigail move on Cross last week during the Fatal 4 Way, which Cross won to become the new #1 contender to SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley for a match at Clash of Champions.
Bliss congratulates Cross and says she’s so happy for her. Cross thanks her. Bliss says but we know what the show is about, and she has no filter, so she has to ask the questions the fans want to know. She asks what Cross’ plan for the match is, noting that it has to be different because Cross lost to Bayley for most of the summer, and hasn’t defeated her since last year. Cross goes on about how this match will be different. Bayley no longer has Sasha Banks watching her back, so now Cross can focus on giving her a beating. Cross talks about how Bayley was so proud to hit her with a steel chair last week. Cross addresses the camera and warns Bayley that she will take the title from her at Clash of Champions. Cross asks if that answers the question and it does. Cross asks Bliss what’s gotten into her now. She asks about Bliss walking off after the Sister Abigail last week. Bliss doesn’t know how to explain it because she doesn’t fully understand it. She feels like some kind of change but she doesn’t know how to handle it… the music interrupts and out comes Lacey Evans.
Evans taunts them both and says Cross only won last week because Bliss walking out put Evans off her game. She keeps mocking Cross and says she will never beat Bayley because she has something Cross never will have – a mean streak. She says Cross is too nice, too short, too weak, and damn sure has no backbone. Cross grabs Evans’ handkerchief and blows her nose with it, saying she’s not too nice. Evans goes to pick it back up but Cross kicks her and attacks her. They brawl on the stage and the ramp. Evans gets the upperhand and they head to the ring as we go to commercial.
Lacey Evans vs. Nikki Cross
Back from the break and Alexa Bliss is on commentary as Lacey Evans and Nikki Cross get ready in the ring. Evans goes to ringside to apply hand sanitizer to stall. Cross ends up attacking to get the action going. Evans turns it around as they get to their feet in the ring.
Cross gets on Evans’ back and ends up dropping her near the corner for a 2 count. They tangle on the mat some and Cross covers for 2. Evans counters and drops a big knee on Cross’ elbow while she’s down. Evans with another big knee to the elbow. Evans works Cross over in the corner as the referee warns her now. Cross fights out but Evans beats her up in the corner some more, dropping her with a shot to the ribs. Evans wraps the hurt arm around the middle rope as the referee warns her again.
Evans with a big boot in the corner, then a Bronco Buster for a 2 count. Evans goes on and blocks Cross’ offense, then grounds her in the middle of the ring again. Cross fights up and out but Evans takes her right back down and continues to focus on the arm. Evans continues to dominate as Cross tries to fight back. Cross clutches her hurt arm but Cross keeps the attack coming. Evans with a standing moonsault for another 2 count.
Evans grabs her hand sanitizer and rubs it all over Cross’ face and hair while holding her down. Cross gets upset and fights back, dropping Evans in the middle of the ring. Cross with a splash in the corner. Cross unloads with forearm shots. Cross catapults Evans across the ring. Evans grabs Cross but Cross stomps on her arm. Cross ends up hitting the big tornado DDT from the corner. Cross holds it and hits the neckbreaker off the top rope for the pin to win.
Winner: Nikki Cross
After the match, Cross stands tall as the music hits. Bliss says Cross is her best friend. Cross celebrates in the ring and Bliss cheers her on. Cross heads to the back while Evans stumbles out of the ring, pulling herself up at the announce table. Evans yells at Graves and Cole now. Bliss stares off into space but slowly gets up and comes over to Evans. With the distant look in her eyes like last week, Bliss grabs Evans and drops her with Sister Abigail at ringside. Cole points to how Evans said “The Fiend” in her rant right before Bliss snapped. Bliss walks off with the thousand-yard stare.