WWE Raw Match Results – October 17th, 2016

Hell in a Cell is still two weeks away, but more importantly, for the first time since 2004, Goldberg will step inside a WWE ring to answer the challenge of Brock Lesnar. What’s he going to say? You know, aside from “Yes”. We’ve got all the live results from Raw right here!

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Kevin Owens and his best friend in the world, Chris Jericho, came out to address the issue of Owens being in a Hell in a Cell match that he doesn’t want to participate in, for which they blame Mick Foley. Owens claimed he would not let the Cell shorten his career like it did Foley’s, but he will do it to Rollins. Jericho still felt like he should be in the match because he’s beaten many legends in his career, and Rollins is no legend. His loss last week that kept him out of the match was due to bad officiating, which lands the referee on the list. Rollins came out to rebut, and suggested Owens should be on the list because he keeps abandoning Jericho. Jericho challenged Rollins to a match anytime, anywhere, which Rollins accepted, then questioned what Owens would be doing during the match, playing to Jericho’s ego, which led to Jericho telling Owens to go backstage for the match.

– Seth Rollins d. Chris Jericho (pinfall, Pedigree)

Lita interviewed Charlotte about Hell in a Cell in a pre-taped interview. Charlotte said she deserves to be the first female in a Cell match because she is a Flair. She claimed to be the best wrestler in WWE, period, and isn’t worried that she’ll be facing Sasha in The Boss’ hometown, because she doesn’t need any help winning.

– Golden Truth and Mark Henry d. The Shining Stars and Titus O’Neil (Henry pinned Titus, World’s Strongest Slam)

Backstage, Jericho and Owens start arguing, but Stephanie McMahon breaks them up because she needs them to work together for Survivor Series. Wait, what PPV in two weeks?

– Big E d. Sheamus (pinfall, rollup)

Cesaro was streaming on Facebook Live during the match, which eventually distracted Sheamus and allowed Big E to pick up the win.

– Bo Dallas d. Neville (pinfall, rolling neckbreaker)

Post-match, Curtis Axel attempted to celebrate with Bo, but Bo attacked him instead and beat him down outside the ring.

– Dana Brooke d. Bayley (pinfall, botched rope-assisted pin)

We’re pretty sure Dana wasn’t supposed to just pin Bayley off a transitional move, because it looked like she was trying to reach the ropes with her feet and failed.

Paul Heyman appeared via satellite and claimed the Brock’s challenge of Goldberg was rhetorical, because obviously Goldberg is going to accept. He said that this isn’t a video game, this is reality, so Goldberg should decline, rather than piss off Brock Lesnar.

– Braun Strowman d. Mile High Trio in a 3-on-1 Handicap Match (pinfall, Reverse Chokeslam)

Postmatch, Strowman threatened to go backstage and find some real competition, but was interrupted by Sami Zayn. The two had a staredown, and then Strowman shoved Zayn out of the ring and left.

Backstage, Sami said that he stood up to Strowman because nobody else would.

Lana and Rusev came out to address Roman Reigns over their match at Hell in a Cell. To prove that Rusev is a better family man than Roman, they showed off pictures of his parents, who are both strong role models and far better than any Americans, as well as his brother, grandmother, and dog. Reigns interrupted this tender display of greatness because he also has a family, by which he means all his fans (should have stuck with his Samoan family, there’s more of them). Reigns made threats towards Rusev, but was slapped by Lana and superkicked by Rusev, who continued the attack at ringside, ending with Rusev putting Reigns in the Accolade on top of the ring steps, which is apparently more painful somehow.

– Big Cass d. Karl Anderson (pinfall, East River Crossing)

In another pre-taped interview, Lita talked to Sasha Banks, who was nostalgic for how she and Charlotte came up together, but also confident that Charlotte hasn’t seen anything yet. Sasha acknowledges that she’s making history, and she’s not afraid of the Cell, but she knows there’s no good way to prepare for it, either.

– Brian Kendrick, Tony Nese, and Drew Gulak d. TJ Perkins, Rich Swann, and Cedric Alexander (Kendrick submitted Swann, Captain’s Hook)

After a huge ovation and a long speech, Goldberg accepted Lesnar’s challenge, claiming it will be his last match ever. Come on, what did you think was going to happen?

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