Monday Night Raw results: Oct. 26, 2020
AJ Styles def. Jeff Hardy – Survivor Series Qualifying Match
Jeff Hardy and AJ Styles brought their best in an attempt to represent Raw at Survivor Series. Backed up by his towering new associate, The Phenomenal One had some choice words for The Charismatic Enigma and the WWE Universe before the opening bell. Styles was aided by his new friend at ringside, who caught a flying Hardy midway through the match. With the bout hanging in the balance, Styles skied for a Phenomenal Forearm to punch his Survivor Series ticket. After the final bell, an irate Elias smashed another guitar over Hardy’s back to achieve some WWE Hell in a Cell payback.
Lucha House Party def. Akira Tozawa & Drew Gulak
Lucha House Party focused their efforts against Akira Tozawa & Drew Gulak until the entrance of 24/7 Champion R-Truth brought mayhem to the WWE ThunderDome. The confident 42-time Champion strolled out to the ring, and a mad scramble ensued for his title. R-Truth sent Tozawa flying over the barricade and was able to escape after Lucha House Party picked up a tag team victory.
Keith Lee def. Elias – Survivor Series Qualifying Match
Keith Lee overpowered Elias to secure a Team Raw Survivor Series spot. Elias appeared on the verge of throwing a release party on the day of his new album’s “Universal Truth” launch up the charts, but the emergence of Jeff Hardy foiled his plans. Lee used the distraction to deliver a Spirit Bomb to Elias for the win, and The Charismatic Enigma played the final note with a guitar strike to the back of his WWE Hell in a Cell opponent.
The Hurt Business def. RETRIBUTION by disqualification – Tag Team Elimination Match
When RETRIBUTION showed up, Superstars scattered, but The Hurt Business ran straight into the conflict. The Hurt Business imposed their will once again on Raw as Bobby Lashley, Shelton Benjamin, Cedric Alexander and MVP withstood the chaos and stood tall. RECKONING disturbingly entered the fray and created a distraction to help SLAPJACK eliminate MVP to give RETRIBUTION the early advantage.
After Shelton Benjamin eliminated MACE, Mustafa Ali was all alone with Benjamin and Alexander. With the odds stacked against the leader of RETRIBUTION, Ali opted for a steel chair attack on Alexander before leaping over the barricade and escaping to avoid The Hurt Business’ wrath.
Drew McIntyre def. The Miz
Drew McIntyre got over the loss of his WWE Championship the only way he knows how – by looking for a fight. As the Scottish Superstar addressed the WWE Universe, The Miz & John Morrison interrupted the former champion and entered his crosshairs. Mr. Money in the Bank tried to target the hobbled Superstar after his grueling Hell in a Cell Match, but McIntyre persevered. Despite Morrison’s best efforts to hold him back, McIntyre connected with a shattering Claymore to The Miz and then celebrated his victory with Matthew McConaughey. Alright, alright, alright.
Lana wins Fatal 4-Way Match to join Team Raw
After naming the first four members, Adam Pearce declared a Fatal 4-Way Match featuring Nikki Cross, Lacey Evans, Peyton Royce and Lana for the final place on Team Raw. It was controlled chaos throughout as all four competitors left it all in the ring in hopes of securing the last spot at Survivor Series. Ever the opportunist, Lana sprang into action after all three competitors came crashing down off the ropes for the surprise pin. Seemingly not thrilled with the final addition to Team Raw, Nia Jax gave Lana a crushing welcome to the squad by smashing her through the announce table.
Sheamus def. Matt Riddle – Survivor Series Qualifying Match
It was an explosive battle for the final Team Raw spot of the night between Matt Riddle and Sheamus. The Original Bro left it all in the ring, as he attacked The Celtic Warrior from every angle. Sheamus was more than happy to dish back punishment to his opponent, but Riddle dug deep for an impressive suplex to almost secure the pin. One well-time Brogue Kick stopped The Original Bro’s Survivor Series bid in its tracks, as The Celtic Warrior earned his way onto Team Raw.