The latest episode of World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) weekly show Monday Night Raw began with WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns making a surprise announcement of him being diagnosed with leukaemia. Reigns said that he was first diagnosed with the disease when he was 22-years-old, and it has returned.
He added that he will vacate the Universal Championship title! The crowds applauded Roman Reigns after he finished his announcement and a ‘Thank You Roman’ chant broke. Reigns said that this is not a retirement speech and he will be back soon, as the first segment ended.
Watch Video Highlights, Monday Night Raw (October 23, 2018): Roman Reigns Announces About Leukaemia, Drops Universal Championship Title
The first match in the night was between Finn Balor and Bobby Lashley, which the former won with a surprising win. Next up was Sasha Banks vs Ruby Riott. The match saw a failed interference from The Riott Squad, but the distraction was enough to see Banks lose the match eventually.
There were several matches in the night which drew applause from the crowd. We take a look at the list of all matches and their results that took place on Monday Night Raw.
All Matches and Results of Monday Night Raw; October 23, 2018:
|1.||Finn Balor vs Bobby Lashley||Singles Match||Finn Balor|
|2.||Sasha Banks vs Ruby Riott||Singles Match||Ruby Riott|
|3.||Elias vs Apollo Crews||Singles Match||Elias|
|4.||Nikki Bella vs Ronda Rousey||Contract Signing for WWE Crown Jewel||-|
|5.||Niz Jax vs Dana Brooke vs Tamina Snuka vs Ember Moon||Fatal 4 Way||Ember Moon|
|6.||Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose vs Drew McIntyre & Dolph Ziggler||WWE Raw Tag-Team Championship||Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose|
Another exciting segment in the night was between DX (Triple H and Shawn Michaels) and The Brothers of Destruction (The Undertaker and Kane). Both the tag-teams tried to run down each other and hyped their match at WWE Crown Jewel.
Watch Video Highlights, Monday Night Raw (October 23, 2018): D-Generation X vs The Brothers of Destruction Promo
Lita and Trish Stratus were involved in a backstage segment too. The dup pummelled Alicia Fox and Mickie James after they were beaten up by them earlier. However, Lita and Trish had the last laugh as the segment ended with them saying, “That’s how it was done in the Attitude Era.”
Watch Video Highlights, Monday Night Raw (October 23, 2018):
The main event in the night saw Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose clashing with RAW tag-team champions – Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre. The gruelling contest an interference by Braun Strowman, which helped Rollins and Ambrose to win the tag-team championship.
Watch Video Highlights, Monday Night Raw (October 23, 2018): Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose vs Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler – RAW Tag-Team Championship Match)
However, the fun was saved for the last. Just as when the duo was celebrating their win, Dean Ambrose snapped and hit his finishing move ‘Dirty Deeds’ on Seth Rollins and brutally assaulted him.
Watch Video Highlights, Monday Night Raw (October 23, 2018): Dean Ambrose Attacks Seth Rollins!
The fans were left bewildered. Seth Rollins didn’t seem to know what struck him and the events that took place moments ago. However, he tried to gain composure and made his way backstage. Monday Night Raw went-off air as Seth Rollins limped through the ramp, backstage!