Thanks to TJRWrestling reader Richard Rue for sending these results in from the WWE Raw live event in Aberdeen, Scotland on Sunday, November 10. As you will read, it’s mostly the current Raw roster, but there are some Smackdown people as well because the full WWE draft roster split truly begins after this European tour is over. The photos here are from Richard as well.
It was definitely not a sell-out crowd with quite a few seats empty. It really wasn’t a loud crowd at all. I expected a lot more noise for the big stars here, but it wasn’t happening for some reason.
1. Ricochet defeated Drew McIntyre
Drew McIntyre makes his entrance to applause and cheers as the hometown boy. He gets on the mic and says how happy he is to be home. His opponent Ricochet makes his entrance next.
Some comical moments in this match with the heel/face roles swapped as Drew is Scottish. The crowd was quite quiet for most of it. Ricochet got the win. Drew then offers a handshake and says in Scotland they give special kiss – and proceeds to headbutt Ricochet, then he leaves. (It’s a Glasgow kiss for those who don’t know.)
2. The Street Profits defeated R-Truth/Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin/Drake Maverick in a triple threat match
First out is the team of R Truth and Cedric Alexander. Great reaction for R Truth, who gets the crowd going with “Whats up!” Next out is Street Profits followed by the team of Shelton Benjamin and Drake Maverick. Shelton and Drake are the heels here with Drake getting mocked by the others about his height, etc. Some very funny moments in this, and the crowd were all laughing along.
Shelton made out he didn’t want to be in the team because he was embarrassed. Street Profits get the win after back and forth action and a final minute of everyone getting involved all over the ring. Drake was left on his own and lost for his team.
After the match, Shelton gets on the mic and tells the crowd how he didn’t want to be in the team etc, and he wants someone to fight. Kevin Owens comes out – not that hot of a reaction to be honest. Which was surprising. Owens comes into the ring in street clothes and stuns SB. Then he leaves.
3. Rusev defeated Bobby Lashley (w/Lana) by Disqualification
Bobby Lashley comes out with the lovely Lana. Lana gets on the mic and gets the crowd riled up and booing. Rusev comes out running into the ring and straight into action. It was back and forth for a while but ends in a DQ with a low blow from Bobby. The crowd is happy though, as we get Bobby getting hit in the head with Lana shoe that Rusev took. Rusev is popular for sure as the face here.
4. Rey Mysterio defeated Randy Orton
Randy Orton comes out, slowly walking, and gets onto the turnbuckle but doest do his pose, knowing it’s going to rile the crowd. He is playing his big heel part here. What was interesting is I lip-read him when he saw the ref and said to him: “Wow, this crowd is shit.” Rey Misterio came out next to a much better reaction. The younger crowd clearly loves him, and he spent a lot of time with them on his way out. Some good back and forth action from two veterans. Rey gets the win with 619 and frog splash. Rey then took about 15 minutes to get back up the ramp as he took a photo and signed anything for every fan. What a great guy he is.
5. “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt defeated Seth Rollins to retain the Universal Title in a Street Fight
Seth Rollins comes out and he got the best reaction so far. Next up is The Fiend and yay…we are wrestling under the red light (sigh). They used a kendo stick, a couple of chairs, two tables and a sledgehammer in this. The action only went around the right and inside it, probably due to the red lights only being on the ring. Ended up with Mandible claw and sister Abigail by The Fiend after Seth missed with a sledgehammer swing.
6. The Kabuki Warriors (Asuka and Kairi Sane) defeated Nikki Cross and Sarah Logan
Kabuki Warriors are out first for our next match followed by Nikki Cross and Sarah Logan Nice reactions for Nikki as she was the hometown girl back in Scotland. Match was fine, although there were some errors from Sarah, I felt. Match ended with Cross getting pinned after a double team move.
7. Braun Strowman defeated AJ Styles by Disqualification in a US Title Match
First out was AJ Styles – really good reaction for him. Very popular, even though he was the big bad heel Next out “ROOOOAR” it’s Braun Strowman. After 3 mins or so of AJ running away from him, the match ends with a DQ with the OC coming out. Beat down on Braun and Viking Raiders then run out for the save.
8. Braun Strowman and The Viking Raiders defeated AJ Styles, Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows
Due to what happened, we now have ourselves a 6 man match. This was good actually, back and forth action, and finally, we get the win after AJ jumps off the top rope and into a Powerslam from Braun. Strowman pinned Styles to get the win for his team.
9. Becky Lynch defeated Sasha Banks to retain the Raw Women’s Title
Sasha Banks is out first and plays the heel role well. Huge reaction for “The Man” Becky Lynch with the Raw Women’s Championship on the line. We get underway and it’s good action for the most part. The result is Becky retaining after locking in the Disarmher armbar submission with Banks tapping out.
As with most of the live touring shows, the show is very different from what we are used to seeing on tv week in and out. There was much more of a pantomime feel to it, with crowd participation and the wrestlers joking around/breaking character and stuff like that. The crowd was just a bit dead for most of it, but for the last few matches they came alive a bit more.
The show started at 5pm and we all left at 8.30pm or so.
1 – Becky Lynch
2 – AJ Styles
3 – Seth Rollins
1 – Aj Styles – He’s just a great worker and worked the crowd as much as himself.
2 – Seth Rollins – He took most of the bumps on chairs etc.
3 – Becky Lynch – She worked her ass off, and was calling most of the moves from what I could tell.
Honorable mention – Drake Maverick. The guy is hilarious, and I think everyone was laughing at him during the funny spots.
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