Ringside Intel brings you live play-by-play, results and viewing party for tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw (10/1/2018) broadcast. Pre-show starts at 7:50 pm EST and the main show at 8 pm EST. Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey will square off against Ruby Riott. Tweet and follow @RingsideIntel on Twitter.

Monday Night Raw: 8 pm EST

Show opens up and Dean Ambrose is interviewed about whether he is going to leave The Shield. He says The Shield is a brotherhood, not a business. Then Raw General Manager Baron Corbin comes out and ends up making a match between Ambrose and Braun Strowman.

Singles Match: Braun Strowman vs. Dean Ambrose

Bell sounds and Ambrose starts working on Strowman’s legs but Strowman ends up booting him in the face. Strowman puts Ambrose in a neck-crank. He employs a methodical pace as he beats Ambrose down. Commercial break.

Back again and Ambrose is trying to get back in it. He goes for Dirty Deeds but Strowman blocks. Ambrose ends up knocking Strowman to the outside. Back in the ring and Ambrose dropkicks Strowman but then gets caught as Strowman drives him to the mat with a shot. Strowman goes for the Powerslam but Ambrose spikes him with Dirty Deeds. He pins. 1-2-… but Strowman kicks out. They end up outside the ring and Strowman goes smashing into the steel ring-steps as Ambrose evades his charge.

Back in the ring and Strowman delivers a Powerslam and both men are down. Strowman picks up the assault and lands another Powerslam. Then, he looks for another but Universal Champion Roman Reigns comes out. Seth Rollins also comes out and the two men send Strowman toppling over the top rope and out to ringside. The ref calls for the disqualification.

Winner: Braun Strowman (DQ)

Corbin comes back out with Raw Tag Team Champions Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler. He sets up a match between Seth Rollins and Drew McIntyre for later tonight. And also, he sets up a match between Roman Reigns and Dolph Ziggler… which will start now.


Backstage and Ambrose is mad that his Shield mates interfered and cost him the match. Rollins tries to explain but Ambrose is having none of it. He tells Rollins he could be Intercontinental Champion right now, and he stares coldly at Rollins…


Singles Match: Roman Reigns vs. Dolph Ziggler

Match begins and Ziggler comes out aggressively. Reigns fends him off and levels Ziggler with a shot. Ziggler gets back in it and ends up putting Reigns in a rear-naked choke. Reigns starts to fight his way out of it but Ziggler yanks him back down to the mat and drops an elbow for a 2-count. They battle to the outside and Ziggler spikes Reigns with a big DDT on the floor. Back in the ring and Ziggler plants Reigns with a Famouser. He pins but Reigns gets his shoulder up at 2. Commercial break.

Back again and Ziggler is wrenching on a chokehold. Reigns tries to escape but then Ziggler switches and jumps to the sleeper hold. Reigns drives Ziggler back and knocks him loose on the turnbuckle. Now Reigns starts putting his attacks together. He levels Ziggler with a leaping clothesline and then lands 10 clubbing blows in the corner as the crowd counts along. Reigns completes the set with a big boot to Ziggler’s face. Reigns goes for a Superman Punch but Ziggler evades.

Ziggler hits the ZigZag and pins. 1-2-… but Reigns kicks out. Ziggler gets himself fired up and starts tuning up the band. He goes for the Superkick but Reigns counters with the Superman Punch. He pins. 1-2-… but Ziggler won’t be put away. Reigns sits contemplatively on his knees, trying to figure out his next move. He goes to the corner and howls at the sky before charging for the Spear. Ziggler moves and goes for a pin but Reigns kicks out. They scramble and Reigns takes Ziggler in half with a Spear for the victory.

Winner: Roman Reigns


Singles Match: Ronda Rousey vs. Ruby Riott

Match gets underway and the two women lock up. Rousey starts hitting some throws and sends Ruby rolling out to ringside to regroup with the rest of the Riott Squad. Back in the ring and Rousey takes control again but Ruby baits Rousey into a trap and gains the advantage. Ruby knocks Rousey into the barricade and then pins her in the ring for a 2-count. Ruby starts to employ a methodical pace now. Ruby bullies Rousey around the ring and attempts a couple pins but Rousey stays in it.

Ruby goes for the Riott Kick but Rousey blocks and hits a big throw. Now Rousey starts to rage out and lands some punching combos and then a big slam. The Riott Squad jumps up on the apron for the distraction and Ruby nearly rolls Rousey up. Rousey plants Ruby with a big move and then taps her out with the Armbar.

Winner: Ronda Rousey


Singles Match: Bobby Roode (with Chad Gable) vs. Konor (with Viktor)

Konor takes control early as he delivers a beatdown to Roode. Roode finally evades an attack and hits a drop toe-hold, sending Konor face-first into the turnbuckle. Roode follows up with a clothesline off the top rope. Viktor ends up interfering and Konor is able to capitalize with a gut-wrench slam for the victory.

Winner: Konor

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