Monday Night RAW took place at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut. Here’s all the action that went down.
Paul Heyman and Rusev confronted Goldberg
Monday Night RAW kicked off with none other than the master of the Jackhammer slam himself, Bill Goldberg, as he made his way to the ring. Once on the mic, Goldberg began a rant on Brock Lesnar but it wasn’t long before Paul Heyman made an appearance to tease the introduction of the beast incarnate. Instead, Goldberg got a face full of Rusev who ticked the former WCW champ off and got a Jackhammer in reply.
As for Heyman? He spent the rest of the night in hospital, thanks to a Spear from Goldberg that still looked rather deadly.
Enzo Amore defeated Luke Gallows in a Trick or Street Fight
MONDAY NIGHT RAY, HOW YA DOIN’? The realest trick or treater in the room was ready for some action, in a rematch of sorts with Luke Gallows that was fought under the Trick or Street Fight rules. Enzo and Big Cass hit the ring ready for action and the season, as they were dressed up as Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear and Woody.
Taking full advantage of the match setup, Enzo attacked Gallows with all manner of Halloween decorations, while Karl Anderson attempted to run some interference on the side. A big pie and an even bigger boot kept Anderson out of action for the rest of the match however, as Enzo stole a win with the deadly use of a pumpkin that helped end the match with a leaping top-rope DDT.
TJ Perkins defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Brian Kendrick via Count-out
Brian Kendrick had everything to lose when he pulled every trick out of the book in his Hell In A Cell match to win the Cruiserweight gold off of TJ Perkins, and he certainly wasn’t ready to surrender his new title a day later on RAW. But with a savvier Perkins on the offense, could Kendrick trick his way out of a championship loss after a mere one-day title reign?
Yes, yes he could as Kendrick survived an unusually aggressive assault from Perkins that saw the mother of all Hurricanranas off the top rope send both men outside the ring. Outside the ring and with the referee counting to ten, Kendrick allowed Perkins to beat him back into the ring. Losing the match but not the title, Kendrick was in for some more punishment as Perkins put the champ in a kneebar on the ramp until he tapped.