WWE Raw Results 11/27 - CM Punk & Randy Orton Speak, #1 Contenders Tag Team Turmoil Match

Welcome to Wrestling Inc.'s results for "WWE Raw" on November 27, 2023, coming to you live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee!

After helping to lead his team to victory in the Men's WarGames match, Randy Orton has something on his mind to share. Orton joined forces with Cody Rhodes, Seth "Freakin" Rollins, Jey Uso, and Sami Zayn to defeat Judgment Day and Drew McIntyre at WWE Survivor Series in his first appearance since being sidelined with a back injury several months ago, catching JD McDonagh with an RKO as the former took a fall from the top of his cage courtesy of Orton's teammates in the closing moments of the match.

Speaking of Judgment Day, Finn Balor and Damian Priest's next challengers for the Undisputed Tag Team Championship will be determined tonight as #DIY, Indus Sher, Alpha Academy, Imperium, New Day, and The Creed Brothers compete in a Number One Contenders Tag Team Turmoil Match. Priest and Balor have been titleholders for 43 days and counting, last successfully retaining over The Street Profits this past Friday on "WWE SmackDown".

CM Punk shocked the wrestling world this past Saturday when he made his return to WWE in front of his hometown crowd of Chicago, Illinois. Tonight, he will be speaking for the first time since as he makes his long awaited return to "Raw".

Chelsea Green and Piper Niven will be defending the Women's Tag Team Championship against Natalya and Tegan Nox. Natalya and Nox secured their spot in tonight's matchup after defeating three other teams last week in a Fatal Four-Way Number One Contenders bout.

After weeks of animosity, Ivar will be going one-on-one with Bronson Reed as the pair look to settle their issues. Additionally, per WWE's event page, the aforementioned Rhodes, Rollins, and Jey are all scheduled to be in town as is Women's World Champion Rhea Ripley.

We are live! The show kicks off with a video recapping the events of the Men's WarGames match, as well as the WWE return of CM Punk.

Michael Cole and Wade Barrett then greet audiences at home as Randy Orton makes his way down to the ring.

We Hear From Randy Orton

Orton says he's back for as long as he can stay, then welcomes fans to "Raw" and says he was gone for a while. He says in his time away, it gave him plenty of time to think about his accomplishments and accolades. He says amongst all of them, one thing he's never done is compete in WarGames. He says he was in as soon as Cody Rhodes called him to see if he would be on his team, then says being part of that match was special to him because it means that he's part of wrestling history. Orton says he still has unfinished with The Bloodline, and says he can forgive but he can't forget. He says he has a bag full of receipts for every single member of the faction and those receipts will come in the form of the three most dangerous letters in sports entertainment: RKO.

Rhea Ripley's music hits and she makes her way down to the ring. She welcomes Orton back and says he had quite the performance at Survivor Series. She says she was surprised to see Orton team with someone who almost ended his career or have his return upstaged by CM Punk. She says he looks more dangerous than ever, and tells Orton he doesn't seem to realize the landscape has changed. She says The Bloodline has fallen while Judgment Day has risen as the most dominant force in WWE. She says WarGames was a bump in the road, as Judgment Day is dripping in gold. She says Damian Priest would be World Heavyweight Champion if it weren't for Orton, then says Orton has made all sorts of enemies and he needs to stop focusing on The Bloodline because Judgment Day gets the job done.

Orton says he kept his eye on the product while he was gone, and tells Ripley that "daddy's back". He admits that while a lot changed while he was sidelined, the one thing that hasn't changed and never will is that no one tells him what to do. Ripley tells Orton she tried warning him and giving him an out, but now he's made Judgment Day their enemy.

Dominik Mysterio and JD McDonagh blindside Orton from behind, but Orton sends McDonagh crashing into the ring post and looks to hit a DDT off the middle rope to Dominik. McDonagh tries saving Dominik, but Orton catches him with an RKO. He then informs Dominik that he's going to find Adam Pearce to make a match between them official for tonight.

Jelly Roll takes a seat in the crowd as Alpha Academy and #DIY make their way down to the ring.

Number One Contenders Tag Team Turmoil Match

Tozawa and Ciampa begin the action. The bell rings and the two lock up. Ciampa lands a shoulder tackle, but Tozawa connects with a right hand. Gargano makes the blind tag in and Ciampa hits Tozawa with a jawbreaker. He follows it up with a clothesline before Gargano delivers a boot to Tozawa's jaw out of the corner and lands a crossbody off the ropes. Ciampa and Otis tags in, and Otis runs #DIY over with a double shoulder tackle. He delivers a splash to Ciampa in the corner, then tags Tozawa back in. Otis gets Tozawa up on his shoulders, but #DIY causes Tozawa to come tumbling down and deliver a running knee-superkick to advance.

Eliminated: Alpha Academy

Indus Sher are the next participants, and #DIY attack them before they can get inside the ring. Indus Sher overpower them and send #DIY crashing into one another. Mahaan tosses Gargano inside the ring and delivers a splash, then tags Sanga in. Sanga tags back out to Mahaan, and delivers a kick to Gargano's chest as Mahaan holds him in place. Mahaan looks for a splash on Gargano in the corner, but Gargano avoids it and rolls up Mahaan to advance with Ciampa.

Eliminated: Indus Sher

The Creed Brothers are up next, and Julius locks up with Ciampa. Brutus tags in and wears Ciampa down with a submission before Julius tags back in and continues wearing Ciampa down. Garagno and Brutus become legal, and Gargano delivers a Spear to Brutus through the middle rope. He goes for a pin, but Brutus kicks out. Ciampa tags back in and Brutus connects with a splash on him in the corner. Julius tags back in, and The Creeds deliver a Facebuster-Leapfrog combination. Julius goes for a pin, but Gargano breaks the fall.

Ciampa and Julius then go back and forth with right hands before Ciampa delivers a boot and rolls up Julius. Julius kicks out, but Gargano tags in and connects with an enzuigiri from the apron. #DIY look for the running knee-superkick combination, but Brutus comes to the aid of his brother. Julius lands a powerbomb on Gargano before Brutus tags in. Julius gets Gargano up in an Electric Chair position, and Brutus ascends to the top. He connects with the Brutus Ball and pins Gargano to advance with Julius.

Eliminated: #DIY

New Day is next to enter the match, and Woods locks up with Julius. He delivers an arm drag and dropkicks him into the corner. Kingston delivers a dropkick of his own and tags Woods back in. After making frequent tags with Kingston, Woods delivers an elbow drop off the middle rope. Woods delivers a drop toe hold, and Kingston becomes legal again. He gets a chinlock cinched in on Julius, but Julius makes his way up to his feet. Kingston rolls Julius up, but Julius reverses into a Michinoku Driver. Brutus and Woods tag in, and Woods looks for a kick on Brutus' midsection. Brutus catches it and connects with a suplex, then hits a second suplex on Woods into the ring from the apron and goes for a pin. Woods kicks out and tags Julius back in.

Julius hits a powerslam, and Brutus delivers a standing moonsault. Julius follows suit and delivers a knee to Woods' midsection, then tags Brutus back in. Woods uses Julius as a launching pad to deliver a Tornado DDT to Brutus, then tags Kingston in. Kingston ascends to the top as Woods delivers a backbreaker. Kingston follows it up with a double stomp. Kingston sets up for Trouble In Paradise, but Brutus avoids the move and tags in Julius. Kingston looks for a crossbody off the top, but Julius rolls through with him in hand and catches him with a Fallaway Slam. Brutus becomes legal as Julius gets Kingston up in an Electric Chair position. Brutus ascends to the top and delivers the Brutus Ball to advance with Julius.

Eliminated: New Day

Imperium are the final entrants, and Vinci and Kaiser waste no time brawling with The Creeds. Vinci delivers an elbow to the back of Julius' neck as Kaiser wears down Brutus on the outside. Vinci delivers a springboard crossbody to Julius and delivers a clothesline. He tags in Kaiser and delivers a spinebuster. Kaiser follows it up with a running kick and tags Vinci back in. Imperium then connects with the Imperium Bomb and Vinci goes for a pin, but Julius kicks out. Julius low bridges Vinci out of the ring and sends an interfering Kaiser out to join him. Brutus and Vinci become legal, and Brutus delivers a spinebuster. He follows it up with the Brutus Smash and gets Vinci up on his shoulders, but Kaiser executes a chop block on Brutus to help out Vinci.

Kaiser connects with a right hand on Brutus and tags back out to Vinci. Vinci delivers a backbreaker and goes for a pin, but Brutus kicks out. Julius and Kaiser tag in, and Julius lands a series of belly-to-belly suplexes on both members of Imperium. Kaiser delivers an open palm strike to Julius, but Julius lands a powerbomb. Brutus tags in as Julius gets Kaiser up on his shoulders and ascends to the top. Vinci pushes him down, allowing for Kaiser to send Julius crashing into the ring post shoulder first. He then delivers a clothesline to Brutus and tags Vinci in. Julius comes to his brother's aid, and Brutus sends Vinci crashing into the mat. Julius connects with a superplex to Kaiser, and tags Brutus back in. Brutus ascends to the top as Julius gets Vinci in an Electric Chair position and connects with the Brutus Ball for the win.

Eliminated: Imperium

Winners (and new Number One Contenders): The Creed Brothers

We then head backstage to Judgment Day's lounge. Damian Priest says he sees the look on their faces and tells them to say what they have to say about him leading their team to losing the Men's WarGames match. Finn Balor, Dominik Mysterio, and Rhea Ripley assure him that everything is fine and there are no hard feelings. Priest and Balor then head off to get an update on JD McDonagh following what happening in the opening segment of tonight's show. 

Back from the break, Cody Rhodes makes his way down to the ring.

We Hear From Cody Rhodes

Rhodes asks Nashville what they want to talk about, then says there are so many stories stemming from this past weekend. He thanks Sami Zayn, Jey Uso, Seth "Freakin" Rollins and Randy Orton following their victory in the WarGames match, then says Orton was a mentor to him early in his career. He says Orton is still a mentor to him to this day, and talks about how special it was for Orton to help him get the victory in his dad's match.

Rhodes then addresses CM Punk and says no one knew that he was returning to WWE. He welcomes Punk back to the company and says with all the news coming out as of late, he'd like to make some news himself. He says at this point, fans truly know him and there's only one destination for him. He officially declares himself as the first entrant in the Men's 2024 Royal Rumble.

The lights go out and Shinsuke Nakamura appears on the Titan Tron. He tells Rhodes that he is a brave hero and he keeps saying he needs to continue his story. He tells Rhodes he needs him to set him free and awaken him, then says he's been patient week after week. He says he's done waiting and will bring chaos to Rhodes. When the lights come back on, Nakamura is standing behind Rhodes and spits red mist into his face.

Back from the break, Bronson Reed heads down. Ivar and Valhalla follow.

Ivar (w/ Valhalla) vs. Bronson Reed

The bell rings and the two lock up. They try leveling one another with clotheslines, but both men stay on their feet. Reed runs over Ivar with a splash and an elbow drop, then delivers a suplex. Ivar rolls out of the ring and Reed heads out to the apron, but Valhalla grabs his attention. This opens the door for Ivar to pull him off the apron and deliver a splash that sandwiches Reed between himself and the ring skirt.

Back from the break, Reed fires off chops on Ivar. He follows it up with a kick to his midsection and a Fallaway Slam, then hits a senton. Ivar fires back with a powerslam. He ascends to the top and looks for a moonsault, but Reed rolls out of the way and climbs up to the top himself. Valhalla looks to push him down, but the referee catches her and ejects her from ringside. Ivar takes advantage of the chaos and sends Reed out of the ring, then looks to go flying off the apron. Reed catches him and sends him crashing into the timekeeper's area as the referee begins a ten count. Ivar lands a high boot and delivers a right hand in the timekeeper's area. Ivar climbs up the barricade as the referee's ten count runs out.

Winner: N/A

Reed then delivers a Death Valley Driver to Ivar through the barricade and the two continue brawling through the crowd as officials appear to separate the two of them. Ivar delivers a cannonball to Reed and some security guards off a road case before the two are pulled apart.

Nia Jax then makes her way down to the ring. Zoey Stark follows. 

Zoey Stark vs. Nia Jax

The bell rings and Jax charges at Stark. Stark ducks out of the way and fires off kicks, but Jax delivers a strike that sends her crashing onto the apron spine first and plants her. She dumps her across the ring and delivers a splash in the corner, but Stark manages to dump her out of the ring and goes flying off the top with a clothesline to level her.

Back from the break, Jax sends Stark crashing into the bottom turnbuckle face first and repeatedly whips her head into the mat. Stark lands a series of kicks and manages to send Jax crashing into the ring post shoulder first, then delivers a corkscrew senton from the apron. Jax responds with a splash in the corner and a Hip Attack, then ascends to the middle rope. Stark lands a kick to send her crashing down, then delivers a dropkick off the top rope and goes for a pin. Jax kicks out and plants Stark with a Samoan Drop, then follows it up with a senton and drags Stark into the corner. She then lands the A-Nia-lator for the win.

Winner: Nia Jax

Back from the break, we see GUNTHER demand Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci talk to Adam Pearce to solve the #DIY issue. Kaiser says he'll get the job done and walks away with Vinci as the pair argue. The Miz then confronts GUNTHER following their Survivor Series match and says he knows he can become the new Intercontinental Championship, and GUNTHER says that while Miz proves he belongs in the ring, he still doesn't belong in there with him.

Back at ringside, Seth "Freakin" Rollins heads down.

We Hear From Seth Rollins

Rollins welcomes fans to Monday Night Rollins, then introduces himself and encourages fans to get their "CM Punk" chants out of their system. He says he doesn't want to spend another ounce of energy talking about him, and says he's in the ring to talk about the World Heavyweight Championship. He says he's built his title into the most important one in the wrestling industry, then says he's not feeling great two days out from WarGames. He says in spite of that, he wants to be a fighting champion again and says he had a chat with Adam Pearce.

Before he can disclose any details about their talk, Drew McIntyre's music hits and he marches down to the ring. He tells Rollins that it's been a crazy 48 hours in WWE and people are talking about many things including the two of them. He says he wants to shake Rollins hand for defeating him in WarGames and offers it to him. Rollins shakes it, and McIntyre says he never got his hands on Jey Uso like he wanted and Judgment Day's supposed master plan was to lose the match. He says he needs to get refocused and that involves going after the World Heavyweight Championship.

McIntyre asks Rollins if he remembers what he said before their Crown Jewel title match, and Rollins says he told McIntyre he would have no one to blame but himself and he would be grateful for losing. Rollins asks if he was right, and McIntyre admits that he was. McIntyre says he had Rollins, but he had sympathy and compassion. He says he took Rollins by the face to tell him it was over, but Rollins slapped him. He says he deserved that and says Rollins was always going to win. He says he has to become the biggest shark to swim with all the sharks, then puts Rollins on notice and demands another title shot. Rollins says he's always respected McIntyre's honesty and says while he thinks he deserves a rematch, there's a couple people who deserve it more than he does. He addresses his conversation with Adam Pearce and announces he will be defending his title next week. McIntyre says Rollins calls the shots as the champion and asks who his title defense is against. Rollins reveals that it will be against Jey Uso and tells McIntyre it's not personal.

An angered McIntyre hits Rollins with a Glasgow Kiss and shoves him into the corner. He delivers a suplex and berates Rollins for giving Jey a title shot. He connects with a right hand, but before he can continue beating down Rollins any further, Jey's music hits and he makes his way down to the ring to provide Rollins with a helping hand. He delivers a superkick and hits a double superkick with Rollins that sends McIntyre crashing out of the ring.

Tegan Nox and Natalya then make their way down to the ring. Chelsea Green and Piper Niven follow.

Chelsea Green and Piper Niven (c) vs. Natalya and Tegan Nox for the Women's Tag Team Championship

Natalya and Green begin the action. The bell rings and the two lock up. Natalya sends Green crashing into the mat, but Green manages to tag in Niven. Niven connects with a headbutt on Natalya and charges at her, but Natalya sends her crashing into the ring post shoulder first and tags in Nox. Nox delivers a running kick, then tags Natalya back in. Natalya delivers a crossbody off the top rope. 

Back from the break, Green sits Natalya on the top turnbuckle and joins her up there. Natalya escapes and pulls Green off to deliver a powerbomb, then tags Nox in. Nox fires off right hands and plants Green, then delivers a running uppercut and walks into a slap from Green. Nox lands a headbutt on Green and sends her crashing into the mat face first, then ascends to the top and delivers a 450 Splash. Green sets Nox up for the Unprettier, but Nox escapes.

The action spills out of the ring, and Green looks for a crossbody on Natalya and Nox. Nox and Natalya send her crashing into the barricade with a double suplex, but Niven levels both women with a cannonball off the apron. The now legal Niven gets Nox back inside the ring and delivers a running crossbody for the win.

Winners (and still): Chelsea Green and Piper Niven

Dominik Mysterio and JD McDonagh then make their way down to the ring. Randy Orton follows. 

Randy Orton vs. Dominik Mysterio (w/ JD McDonagh)

The bell rings and the two lock up. Dominik tries running the ropes, but Orton stops him in his tracks. Dominik rolls to the outside for a breather and gets back in, but Orton greets him with a series of strikes and a back body drop.

Back from the break, Orton dumps Dominik back out of the ring and Dominik delivers a right hand to his spine. He sends him crashing into the ring steps, then gets him back in and wears him down with a chinlock. Orton delivers a pair of clotheslines and a scoop powerslam, then delivers a DDT to Dominik off the middle rope and calls for the RKO. McDonagh pulls Dominik out of the ring and hypes him up, then spots Jelly Roll in the crowd and stares him down. Jelly Roll shoves him and Dominik gets in his face. Jelly Roll does the same to Dominik and high fives Orton, and Orton sends Dominik bouncing off the announce desk spine first. He gets him back inside the ring, and McDonagh tries to interfere. Orton catches him with a DDT off the middle rope, opening the door for Dominik to hit a 619 and ascend to the top. He looks for a splash, but Orton moves out of the way and lands an RKO for the win.

Winner: Randy Orton

We Hear From CM Punk

Punk says it looks like hell froze over, and he's standing in a WWE ring with a live microphone in his hand. He says he's been feeling like himself since Saturday, and he's been trying to find the words to explain how he feels. He says he's come up with two words and says he's changed. He says an American Dream taught him that as long as you speak from the heart, you tell the truth and the truth is that he's home. He says he belongs in WWE and it's home. He says he's been gone for 10 years, but fans haven't forgotten him in that time and that's powerful. He says no one ever stopped chanting his name and says he's proud that the voiceless found their voice. He says he loves fans and he's missed them, then says he wishes he could say he never had to leave. He says a Wise Man told him that to get everything out of WWE, he'd have to leave and come back. He says he's back to get everything out of WWE and for the fans. He says everyone is happy to see him backstage, except for a few.

Punk says everyone competes to be the best in the world, but "The Best In The World" has been gone for ten years. He says his competition is afraid and people will have to come to terms with the fact that "The Best In The World" is standing in the ring live and in living color. He looks directly into the camera and says he's not here to make friends. He says he's here to make money and takes a lap around the ring as the show goes off the air.