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 what happened last week between The IIconics and WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross.
Billie Kay vs. Nikki Cross
We go back to the ring and The IIconics’ music hits but the camera cuts backstage to the two teams arguing. WWE Producer Adam Pearce appears and gets in between them. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Nikki Cross goes at it with Billie Kay to start. Women’s Tag Team Champion Alexa Bliss and Peyton Royce are at ringside. Cross fights Kay off and takes her from turnbuckle to turnbuckle for a pop. Kay goes down. Cross keeps control and nails a dropkick for a 2 count. Kay kicks Cross away and then levels her with a big running boot. Cross kicks out at 2.
Kay argues with the referee now. Kay takes Cross to the corner and kicks away. Kay with a boot to the throat now as the referee warns her. Kay with a suplex for a 2 count. Kay talks trash to Bliss and Cross rolls her up for a 2 count. Cross looks to mount offense but Kay levels her with a big right hand for another close 2 count. Kay grounds Cross in the middle of the ring now. Kay keeps Cross grounded and taunts her while Royce does the same at ringside. Cross tries to fight up and out but Kay drops her with a backbreaker. Kay does her IIconics pose.
Kay drops an elbow on Cross for another close 2 count. Kay argues with the referee some more and Bliss just laughs at her. The crowd boos. Kay slaps Cross around and taunts her. Cross fights back. Cross takes Kay down with a running forearm. Cross with a running shot to the corner and a bulldog for a pop. Cross goes to the apron and uses the middle rope to kick Kay back. Cross goes to the top for a crossbody but Kay moves and she hits the mat hard. Kay grabs Cross and hits the Boyfriend Stealer for the pin to win.
Winner: Billie Kay
After the match, Bliss checks on Cross in the ring. The IIconics pose on the ramp as their music hits.
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We go to the ring and out come The IIconics – Peyton Royce and Billie Kay. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and The IIconics are in the ring with mics. Peyton goes to apologize for last week first but Kay interrupts and says she’s sorry for slapping Royce after losing her cool. They’ve come so far together and she doesn’t want anything to get in the way of that. They go on about signing their contracts together and winning the titles at WrestleMania together. They never had an opportunity to defend their titles and should still be the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions. They take shots at Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross before the music hits and out come the champions with their titles.
Bliss says The IIconics have had every chance in the world but they blew it. Cross goes to speak as they enter the ring but The IIconics interrupt her and tell her to stand there and be grateful. Cross fires back and goes on about taking the same steps to get to WWE. Cross goes on about sacrificing on her WWE journey as the developmental talents cheer her on. Cross talks about her friendship with Bliss. The IIconics suddenly attack and beat the champs down. They try to fight back but Kay and Royce beat them down. They drop Cross with the double team as the boos continue. Kay and Royce bring the titles back in and raise them while talking down at Bliss and Cross.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles Match: The IIconics vs. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross
Back from the break and out come WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross as Mike Rome does the introductions. The IIconics are out next – Peyton Royce and Billie Kay. They show us how they returned last week. They’re glad Bliss and Cross are here tonight so they can just drop their titles off. The IIconics with more taunting before they hit the ring.
Bliss and Kay start things off. Royce quickly tags in but Bliss fights them both off. Bliss sends Kay to the floor and drops Royce. Bliss with double knees to Royce. Cross tags in and hits a dropkick for a 2 count. Royce fights Cross off and Kay tags in. Cross rocks Kay and then takes Royce down. Cross manhandles Royce some but Kay makes the save from behind. Kay drops Cross on her shoulder for a close 2 count.
Kay yells at the referee over the count. Kay misses a big boot and gets stuck on the top rope. Bliss tags in and unloads on Kay. Bliss with open hand strikes and a dropkick. Bliss drops double knees to Kay and then back-flips for a 2 count as Royce makes the save. Cross runs in and decks Royce, then sends her to the floor. Cross turns around to a huge big boot from Kay. Kay turns around to Bliss nailing a huge right hand to send her back to the mat.
Bliss goes to the top and hits Twisted Bliss but Royce makes the save. Royce rams Bliss into the steel ring post twice as the referee warns her. Royce sends Bliss into the post one more time and the referee calls it.
Winners by DQ: Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross
After the match, Bliss and Cross take their titles as the music hits. We go to replays. The IIconics rant in the ring while Bliss and Cross clutch their titles on the floor.
We see Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross backstage. Back to commercial.
We go to the ring and out come WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross for a special edition of “A Moment of Bliss” on RAW.
Bliss said she thought it was time to bring “A Moment of Bliss” on the road. They talk about Becky Lynch’s pregnancy announcement and Mother’s Day. They go on and out come their guests – The IIconics, Billie Kay and Peyton Royce, making their returns. Bliss takes a shot and says they’re somewhat still important. They end up telling Bliss and Cross to get ready to defend their titles tonight. Bliss says it doesn’t work like that. Royce tells them to keep it non-title, but they’re not leaving without a match. Kay says the future has already arrived here on RAW. They do their “IIconic!” pose and Cross starts emptying the ring of the set so we can have a match.
Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross vs. The IIconics
Back from the break and WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Alexa Bliss goes at it with Peyton Royce in this non-title match. Royce takes control but Bliss kicks out at 2. Nikki Cross comes in as Royce gets trapped in the apron and double teamed. Bliss and Cross mount some more offense but Kay levels Cross and covers for a 2 count. Kay screams out and tags Royce back in for the double teaming on Cross.
Royce keeps control of Cross but trades pin attempts with her. Royce drops Cross for another close 2 count. Royce stomps on Cross. Kay tags in and shoves Cross over Royce, sending her to the mat. Kay with a 2 count. Kay grounds Cross in a submission now, taunting her and working her over. Kay with a knee to the head. Royce tags in. Cross knocks Royce off the apron. Kay drops Cross and Royce comes back in for the big double team. Cross still kicks out at 2.
Cross reaches for a tag but Royce stops her again. Royce slams Cross by her hair and ignores the referee. Cross fights back but they both go down. Kay and Bliss rally for the tags. Kay and Bliss tag in and run wild one each other. Bliss unloads and drops double knees, then back flips with the knees. Royce breaks the pin up at 2. The referee gets Royce out but she gets free and tangles with Cross, sending her to the floor.
Kay with a cheap shot to Bliss’ throat while the referee isn’t looking. Kay tags in Royce and they drop Bliss with another double team for the non-title win.
Winners: The IIconics
After the match, The IIconics retreat to the stage to celebrate as their music hits. We go to replays. Bliss and Cross clutch their titles and recover as Kay and Royce taunt them.