WWE Raw Talk Recap (10/18): Zelina Vega, Finn Balor, More

Hello again wrestling fans, and welcome back to the Raw Talk Recap! After the latest episode of Monday Night Raw, WWE taped another edition of Raw Talk, which can be seen on Peacock and the WWE Network. Check out the full show below.

Raw Talk

⁃ The show kicks off with footage from Raw, where Xavier Woods advanced to the finals of the King of the Ring Tournament.
⁃ In the studio, Jackie Redmond and Matt Camp cover the Raw Talk Headlines, until Matt pitches the show over to the arena.

Finn Balor

After becoming the second man to enter the finals of the King of the Ring Tournament during Raw, Finn Balor is backstage with Kevin Patrick. Kevin begins by asking Finn about returning to Monday Night Raw, and Balor explains “it’s great to be back on the red brand! It’s been a few years, but I started things off on the right foot. I’m gonna go to the finals of the King of the Ring Tournament on Thursday, and kickstart the new version of The Prince with a victory.” Kevin looks ahead to Thursday’s match against Xavier Woods, and asks Finn for his impression of Woods actions on Raw. Finn says “I really feel like it’s classic Xavier Woods tactics. He does alot of talking outside the ring, but I’ll do my talking at Crown Jewel.” Kevin throws Raw Talk back over to Matt and Jackie, who sends the show to an ad break.

⁃ Matt drops the names of the rest of today’s guests, and the show heads to a break.

**Commercial Break**

⁃ On the other side of the break, more highlights from Raw are aired.
⁃ Matt and Jackie cover some of the highlights from the , until Matt sends Raw Talk back to Sarah in the arena.

Zelina Vega

Coming off of the heels of advancing the Queen’s Crown Tournament finals, Zelina Vega joins Sarah Schreiber backstage. Sarah kicks off the interview with a zinger, and asks Zelina if she is “intimidated” by Doudrop. Vega asks “what would I be intimidated by? I’m excited! Not only do I have the advantage, but she’s a rookie. I’ll be 30 steps ahead of her.” Sarah follows up by asking Zelina what her plan will be during the match, and Vega explains “the plan is for me! My plan is to become Queen, and that’s all I’m going to tell you. I will rule with the grace of Cleopatra! And Doudrop can be the first to kiss the ring.” Sarah quickly throws the show over to Matt in the studio, who looks ahead to the last guest of the day.

⁃ Jackie and Matt share a few thoughts on the upcoming Smackdown Women’s Championship match, until Raw Talk is sent to a final break.

**Commercial Break**

⁃ The show returns from the break, and the host’s reflect on Bianca Belair’s battle with Charlotte Flair.
⁃ Matt and Jackie share a few thoughts on the last guest, and we go back to the arena one last time.

Drew McIntyre

Former WWE Champion Drew McIntyre drops in for a chat with Kevin Patrick, and he seems a bit tense. Kevin says it’s clear McIntyre is focused on Big E, and Drew tells him “yep, that’s where my mind is right now. I’m going to take a long flight, and come back from Crown Jewel as Champion.” Kevin wonders if Drew wants to take the WWE Championship to Smackdown, and Drew explains “I don’t know the rules, maybe ask Adam Pearce. I don’t know what happens if I win, maybe I stay on Raw, or maybe a big unification match down the line.” Kevin points out that this will be Drew’s final appearance on Raw Talk, and Drew states “i would be more emotional if I didn’t have an 18 hour flight ahead. But yeah it was a wild ride the last three years. I will miss being on Raw!” The final interview comes to a close, and Kevin sends Raw Talk back to the WWE Global Headquarters for a few final thoughts from the host’s.

⁃ Matt and Jackie put a bow on all of the action from Monday Night Raw, and Raw Talk fades to black.

That’s all for this weeks Raw Talk Recap! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day everyone!