WWE Raw Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from October 9

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    Credit: WWE.com

    The Shield reunited Monday night, unleashing hell on the Raw brand and any villain who stood in its path.

    Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose elicited an electric reaction as they laid waste to The Miz, Cesaro, Sheamus and Curtis Axel at the top of the show, then replicated their dominance on Braun Strowman later in the broadcast.

    The reunion of The Hounds of Justice was not the only newsworthy moment of the show, as Asuka’s first main roster opponent was determined, the rivalry between Mickie James and Alexa Bliss continued and Enzo Amore dropped the cruiserweight title to Kalisto in the main event.

    The show, an integral one on the road to TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs on October 22, was a strong effort after a noteworthy SmackDown Live pay-per-view just 24 hours earlier.

    Find out which segments left the greatest mark, what worked and what did not with this recap of the October 9 episode of WWE’s flagship show.

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    Cesaro and Sheamus joined The Miz for the latest edition of Miz TV.

    Also joining the intercontinental champion was Miztourage member Curtis Axel, who was the first recipient of a Mizzie Award, which the host was giving out to his guests. Axel was awarded for perseverance, while Sheamus and Cesaro were named Best Supporting Actors.

    Miz awarded himself The Big Dog of WWE Mizzie, a knock at Roman Reigns.

    The former three-time WWE champion interrupted the proceedings but was quickly criticized for standing on the rope like a coward.

    Miz brought up the rumors of a Shield reunion, to which Reigns asked, “Who said anything about rumors?”

    Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins joined Reigns, signifying the official reunion of The Shield.

    Together, the trio wreaked havoc, culminating with the triple powerbomb to Miz. With their rivals disposed of, Reigns, Ambrose and Rollins engaged in the three-way fist bump to a raucous ovation.

         

    Grade

    A

          

    Analysis

    You can argue whether WWE should have saved The Shield reunion for a hotter, more monumental program, but the genuine electricity that existed when Reigns, Ambrose and Rollins joined forces to unleash hell on Miz and company is the sort of thing sorely missing from WWE programming.

    It was a strong segment, a quality reintroduction to the group and a sign of things to come.

    More importantly, it injected life into the broadcast right out of the gate and gave the show more meaning than it would have had with any other segment penciled into this slot.

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    A week after a loss against Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows with Matt Hardy as his partner, Jason Jordan sought a measure of revenge as he battled Anderson in singles competition.

    Anderson took out Jordan’s leg following a distraction from Gallows.

    After a brief commercial break, Jordan managed to fight his way back into the match. He sidestepped a charging Anderson, sending him into Gallows.

    A neckbreaker finished Machine Gun off.

        

    Result

    Jason Jordan defeated Karl Anderson.

        

    Grade

    C

        

    Analysis

    Jordan’s winning a match over a tag team specialist, whose partner was at ringside, does nothing to elevate his star while simultaneously killing any credibility Anderson and Gallows may still have.

    A waste of a match that likely did nothing to encourage fans to stay tuned rather than switching stations to Monday Night Football.

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