Finish of fatal four-way match from the 11/6/23 edition of WWE RAW was not executed as planned

As seen during the November 6th 2023 edition of WWE RAW, The Miz won a fatal four-way match and will challenge Gunther for the Intercontinental title at Survivor Series. For the finish, Ivar hit a moonsault on Ricochet while Bronson Reed missed a Tsunami to The Miz. Both Ivar and Miz went for covers and while Ricochet kicked out, Reed did not and Miz was declared the winnner.

Dave Meltzer of noted that the finish was not executed as planned…

“Just a note regarding Raw last night. Ricochet was not supposed to kick out of the Ivar moonsault and it was supposed to be a simultaneous double pin. That’s why it came across so awkward on television. I believe Ricochet was rocked earlier in the match when his head hit the mat.”

Bryan Alvarez also commented on the finish during Wrestling Observer Radio

“If you watch the match, this was not the planned finish. Like, everyone in the ring is confused, they’re all looking around like, ‘what the hell is going on here?’ The referee is trying to stop The Miz from celebrating and trying to stop the ring announcer for announcing The Miz as the winner. So, I am 99% positive that Ricochet was supposed to be pinned, but he kicked out, because he was messed up. Everyone is confused, and the referee makes a deal and it ends up with Ivar laying out The Miz afterward and destroying him with a giant moonsault and leaving him for dead. The crowd chants ‘You suck’ … Ricochet was led off, and he is in the concussion protocol.” (quote courtesy of