November 12, 2018
Kansas City, Missouri
Commentary: Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Renee Young
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- Tamina defeated Ember Moon via Superfly splash
- Finn Balor defeated Dolph Ziggler via roll up
- Bobby Roode & Chad Gable won a six team battle royal against Lucha House Party, Heath Slater & Rhyno, The Ascension, The Revival, The B-Team
- Bobby Lashley defeated Elias via count out when Lio Rush interfered. As a result, Lashley will be on the Raw Survivor Series team.
- Sasha Banks vs. Bayley was no contest after interference
Tag Team Battle Royal
Lucha House Party vs. Heath Slater & Rhyno vs. The Ascension vs. Bobby Roode & Chad Gable vs. The Revival vs. The B-Team
The RAW Tag Team Division is in the ring for a battle royal. The winning team will be team captains of the RAW tag team Survivor Series Team.
The Lucha House Party takes Chad Gable out with some high risk moves. Braun Strowman’s music hits, and everyone stops wrestling. Konnor greets Strowman at the foot of the ramp, but Strowman wipes him out. Strowman demolishes The Ascension and The Lucha House Party. Strowman gets in the ring and takes out Bobby Roode and The Revival. The other tag teams try to take him out, but Strowman overwhelms them. The match appears to be over. Strowman gets out of the ring and bulldozes through Axel, Gable, and Scott Dawson. Strowman grabs a chair, but the other tag team get out of there.
In-Ring: Braun Strowman, Stephanie McMahon, Ronda Rousey, Baron Corbin
Strowman says tonight’s Monday Night RAW episode is brought to us by The Monster Among Men. Strowman sits on the chair in the middle of the ring. Strowman is done chasing Acting General Manager Baron Corbin around. He’s not leaving this ring until Corbin gets these hands.
Stephanie McMahon’s music hits, and the Commissioner of RAW makes her way to the ring. She understands that he’s upset over what Baron Corbin did during the Universal Championship match, but he can’t hold RAW hostage. She tells him to channel his rage and aggression for Survivor Series, which is an important event. Her brother, Shane McMahon, insulted the locker room when he stole the WWE World Cup. Is Strowman going to let Shane disrespect him? Strowman screams that he doesn’t give a damn about Shane or representing her at Survivor Series. McMahon takes a gulp and says he better give a damn. Strowman says he knows how the corporate types look at him like a mindless meat castle, but he knows when someone is trying to manipulate him. Strowman tells her to bring her lap dog Corbin out. McMahon says she is not underestimating him. Strowman is an intelligent man, and she’s a businesswoman. Team RAW has defeated Team SmackDown two years in a row. If Strowman leads them to victory again, he can have whatever he wants. McMahon says her word is her bond. Strowman doesn’t care about anything other than getting a Universal Championship match against Brock Lesnar. McMahon agrees to it. Strowman says before that, he wants Baron Corbin. She agrees. Strowman says he wants to pick the stipulations. McMahon agrees again. Strowman tells her to have Corbin file a waiver so he’s not responsible. McMahon says that will take some time, but the condition is Strowman cannot lay his hands on Corbin until after Survivor Series. If he can prove that he’s a team leader, he’ll get what he wants. Strowman says he better get what he wants or he’ll go to the WWE Corporate Headquarters and destroy the building.
RAW Women’s Champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey makes her way to the ring to a good reception. McMahon goes to make an introduction, but Rousey steals the microphone from her. Rousey tells her to save the pep talk. There’s nothing McMahon could say or offer to make her more motivated. She’s been waiting for a challenge like Becky Lynch since she came here. She’s heard about how “The Man” is going to rip her arm off, so she can’t wait to show “The Man” how it’s done. A “Becky” chant picks up. Rousey says maybe she doesn’t have to wait. Rousey starts to stalk McMahon.
Baron Corbin’s music hits, and he tells everyone to take a breath. They need to focus their aggression toward Shane McMahon and SmackDown at Survivor Series. Corbin gets on the apron and looks at Strowman. Corbin slowly gets in the ring. A “Get These Hands” chant picks up. Corbin warns about getting overconfident. Corbin puts his hand on Rousey’s shoulder, so she gives him a judo hip toss. Rousey then leaves the ring.
Corbin gets to his feet and turns to see Strowman behind him. Corbin reminds Strowman that he can’t touch him. Strowman tells Corbin to enjoy his time being Stephanie’s lapdog. After Survivor Series, he’s going to neuter him. Strowman poses in the ring.
Ember Moon vs. Tamina
Tamina was accompanied by Nia Jax. Tamina immediately takes Moon down and kicks away at her. Moon tries to fight back, but Tamina throws her to the corner. Moon leaps over her, and they start going through some slow motion, clunky spots. Moon punches away at her and takes her down for a one count. Alexa Bliss is watching backstage. Moon gets out of a scoop slam and hits a reverse STO. Tamina gets out of the ring to recover. A light “Ember Moon” chant picks up. Moon then dropkicks Tamina. Moon turns and sees Nia Jax. Tamina then wipes Moon out with a clothesline.
We come back from the break to see Tamina applying a chin lock to Moon. Alexa Bliss is somehow still watching this match. Moon fights back, and they muddle through a back suplex flip spot. Moon kicks and punches away at her before hitting a step-up enzuigiri. Tamina punches back at her before sending her to the ropes. Moon ducks a clothesline and hits a suicide dive on Jax, but Jax doesn’t budge. Moon gets in the ring, kicks Tamina, and hits a springboard cross-body block for a two count. Moon goes to the top rope, but Jax distracts her. Tamina superkicks her before going to the top rope. Tamina hits a Superfly Splash for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Tamina
Nia Jax gets in the ring and stomps the chest of Moon before dropping a leg. Jax and Tamina pose in the ring.
Segment: Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose
Corey Graves is in the ring to interview Seth Rollins. WWE Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring to a nice reception. Graves asks him about facing Shinsuke Nakamura this Sunday. Rollins says he is excited, but he doesn’t give a damn about Nakamura right now. Graves warns him that if his head isn’t in the game, Nakamura will take his head off. Rollins says he’ll be laser-focused on Sunday. Tonight, he wants answers from Dean Ambrose. Rollins wants to know why Ambrose did that to him and Roman Reigns. Rollins says Ambrose isn’t man enough to come out and tell him why.
Dean Ambrose appears on the titantron sitting on a red car. Ambrose warns Rollins to not ever think he’s not man enough to do something. Ambrose says she could come out of the cold and beat the hell out of him, but the people don’t deserve it. Ambrose doesn’t owe anyone an explanation. Ambrose is tired of people asking why. Ambrose wonders if Rollins is thinking he shouldn’t have treated him like an invalid. Maybe Ambrose has been the same guy the entire time. Rollins was too self-absorbed to see what was going on around him. There is a burning garbage can next to the car. Ambrose says maybe he is remorseful, but that’s not it. Ambrose used to think The Shield was strong together and wearing a vest made him strong. The truth is The Shield made him weak. Rollins and Reigns made him weak. The burden of being their brother and watching their backs made him weak. Everyday is a new day with a chance to be reborn and take the past… and burn it down. Ambrose pours gasoline on the Shield vest and throws it into the fire.
In the ring, Rollins looks disgusted. Rollins throws the microphone down and stalks off to the back.
In-Ring: Drew McIntyre, Finn Balor
Kurt Angle’s music hits, and the crowd comes to their feet. All of a sudden, Dolph Ziggler’s record scratch hits, and he comes out to the stage. Drew McIntyre soon follows. McIntyre says he told everyone that he would take over WWE. McIntyre broke The Shield and broke Kurt Angle. Angle gave him everything he had, but his will to win faded. Angle realized that he was in the ring with a superior man. Inevitably he was crawling on his hands and knees. Angle then started to cry. It was the most pathetic thing he’s ever seen. McIntyre had no choice but to put him out with his own Ankle Lock. McIntyre has sacrificed more than people realize. RAW is his show now. McIntyre will mold it in his image. There is no more room for weakness. There will be no more nostalgia acts.
Finn Balor’s music hits, and he comes out to the ring. McIntyre says Balor has a lot of guts to come out here after what he did to him last week. Balor says McIntyre crossed the line last week. McIntyre could have just beaten Angle. He didn’t have to humiliate him. McIntyre says he could have done worse. Balor is just upset that he kicked his head off. Balor is exactly what is wrong with this place. Balor is too concerned with his feelings. It makes him sick. Balor tells him to shut up. Balor has been dealing with bullies like McIntyre his entire life. Balor challenges him to a match right now. McIntyre agrees… just not with him. Balor will have a match with the man who is the best in the world, no matter what Shane McMahon thinks, Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler looks surprised. If Balor can beat someone like Ziggler, maybe he’ll lower himself to Balor’s level. McIntyre then head-butts Balor.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Finn Balor
The bell rings, and Ziggler immediately punches Balor down in the corner. Ziggler soon traps him in a chin lock. Ziggler drops an elbow for a two count before going back to the chin lock. Balor grabs the bottom rope to get out. Ziggler then dropkicks him down. Ziggler punches him down before reapplying the chin lock. Balor fights out and boots him back. Balor punches him before rolling through a sunset flip to dropkick Ziggler in the face. Balor soon takes him down with a kick and goes to the top rope, but Ziggler quickly crotches him.
We come back from the break to see Ziggler posing for the crowd. Ziggler connects with a neckbreaker on Balor. Balor boots him back, but Ziggler quickly cuts him off. Ziggler hits the ropes, but Balor chops the chest. Balor blocks a superkick, but Ziggler quickly elbows him. Balor then hits a desperation overhead kick. Balor starts to make a comeback and chops him. Balor takes him down and hits a double stomp to the midsection for a near fall. McIntyre is looking worried at ringside. Balor waits for Ziggler to get up, and he connects with a Sling Blade. Balor sizes him up, but Ziggler kicks him before hitting a spike DDT for a near fall. Balor gets to his feet and blocks a superkick, but Ziggler comes back with a famouser for a near fall. Ziggler goes for the Zig-Zag, but Balor holds the ropes. Balor hits a dropkick to the corner and goes to the top rope. Ziggler gets up, so Balor jumps over him. Balor throws Ziggler out of the ring and dropkicks McIntyre at ringside. Balor then gives Ziggler a back body drop out of the ring. Balor then wipes out McIntyre and Ziggler with a summersault senton. Balor gets Ziggler in the ring and goes for the Coup de Grace, but Ziggler moves. Ziggler rolls him up, but Balor turns it and picks up the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Finn Balor
McIntyre angrily chases Balor out of the ring. McIntyre is shaking with fury.
Backstage: Stephanie McMahon, Finn Balor, Drew McIntyre, Dolph Ziggler
Stephanie McMahon and Baron Corbin are walking backstage when they bump into Finn Balor. McMahon commends him for standing up for his convictions and puts him on the RAW Men’s Survivor Series team. Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler run up, and McMahon tells them to stand down. She says McIntyre can’t attack his teammate. McMahon also said she heard what McIntyre said. Make no mistake, RAW is her show. McMahon wants McIntyre to do to SmackDown what he did to Kurt Angle. After Survivor Series, they can tear each other apart.
Backstage: Ronda Rousey
Charly Caruso interviews Ronda Rousey backstage. Rousey says Lynch can dish it out, but she wasn’t trying to offend her path to becoming champion. Rousey just wanted to let her know how ridiculous her threats are. Lynch can dish it out, but she can’t take it. Rousey says Lynch is not just “The Man”… she is a Millennial Man. She’s the avocado toast eating Millennial. Lynch is not Oliver Twist, and she’s not a trust fund baby. Every fan of hers has watched her sweat to change the meaning of “fight like a girl.” Nia Jax and Tamina walk up and wish her luck at Survivor Series.
In-Ring: Riott Squad, Natalya
The Riott Squad is in the ring. Ruby Riott says she wants to address her actions from last week, but first she has to show what she did. A replay is shown of Riott breaking Jim Neidhart’s glasses in front of Natalya. Riott says when she broke Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart’s glasses, she struck a nerve not only with Natalya, but the entire WWE Universe. She’s had a week to think about her actions and completely understands why she’s received the backlash she has. Jim was a future WWE Hall of Famer. He was a badass powerhouse with the most infectious laugh. In a moment, she took all those happy memories and turned them into nightmares. Not only that, she humiliated Natalya in front of a worldwide audience… Riott smiles and says she enjoyed every second of it.
Riott says she didn’t take it too far. She didn’t take it far enough. Riott, along with Logan and Morgan, have had to scratch and claw for everything they’ve got. She wanted Natalya to feel real emotion and bawl like a baby. In that moment, it all made sense as to why Neidhart wore the glasses. Jim was ashamed to look at his own daughter.
Natalya’s music hits, and she comes through the crowd to attack Riott. The Riott Squad soon overtakes her. Logan holds Natalya up while Riott hits the ropes to hit The Hart Attack. The Riott Squad stands over Natalya.
Tag Team Battle Royal
Bobby Roode & Chad Gable vs. The Ascension vs. The Revival vs. Heath Slater & Rhyno vs. The B-Team vs. Lucha House Party
They’re going to do the tag team battle royal again. Heath Slater basically eliminates himself trying a high kick. Dawson simply pushes him out. Rhyno must leave the match. Kalisto, Lince Dorado, and Dawson come to a head. Dawson is soon eliminated. The B-Team throws out Dash Wilder for good measure. The Ascension eliminates Kalisto, taking The Lucha House Party out of the match. The B-Team is soon eliminated. Gable and Roode and The Ascension are the last teams. Roode hits a neckbreaker on Viktor while Gable hits a top rope moonsault! Wow! Roode and Gable then eliminate The Ascension to win. They’ll captain the RAW Tag Team Survivor Series Elimination match.
Winners: Bobby Roode & Chad Gable
The 5-on-5 Tag Team Survivor Series Elimination Match will be on the Survivor Series Kickoff Show.
In-Ring: Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman, Jinder Mahal
WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar makes his entrance alongside Paul Heyman. Heyman introduces himself as the advocate for the only two-time reigning, defending, undisputed Universal Heavyweight Champion, Brock Lesnar. Heyman says no one deserves congratulations more than Lesnar himself, but they’ll dole a few congratulations out anyway. Heyman congratulates Braun Strowman for proving that he’s an almost unbeatable monster, except when you get hit with five F-5s from Lesnar. Congratulations also to Strowman for worming his way back into the title picture with some hardball negotiations. Congratulations to the entire Smackdown roster for avoiding the beating that will be handed out to the WWE Champion at Survivor Series. Finally, congratulations to AJ Styles, said WWE Champion. An “AJ Styles” chant picks up. Heyman says they believe Styles has a fighting chance against Lesnar based on what he did against Lesnar last year at Survivor Series. Styles is going to fly into Los Angeles, check into the Hotel California, check into the suite marked, “Suplex City” and take the beating. Heyman says if you don’t know what “Hotel California” is, “Google it, bitches.” Heyman says there is no one in WWE on Monday Night RAW, Smackdown, NXT, UFC, or anywhere else that Lesnar wants to take to Suplex City and F-5 more than AJ Styles. The champion of all champions, Brock Lesnar, will win. That’s not a predition, that’s…
Jinder Mahal’s music hits, and he comes out with The Singh Brothers. Mahal respects Heyman for trying to make his client a two sport champion. Mahal tells them to not underestimate Styles. Last year, Mahal was focused on facing Lesnar at Survivor Series, but Styles stole the match from him. Mahal wants to offer his services to show his client how to focus. Mahal wants to show his mantra. Lesnar says, “Come on in. You really want to hear this. After all, you are Jewish.” Heyman looks confused. Mahal enters the ring. Mahal starts doing his breathing…
…when Lesnar wipes them all out. Lesnar takes Sunil Singh and gives him a German Suplex onto his head! Lesnar wipes out the second Singh brother and hits Sunil with another German Suplex onto his head. Lesnar is smiling. Lesnar then press slams him out of the ring onto Mahal. Lesnar goes outside and gives Mahal an F-5 on the floor! Lesnar and Heyman then leave the ringside area.
Bobby Lashley vs. Elias
The winner will join the RAW Men’s Survivor Series Elimination Match.
Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush are in the ring. Rush says Lashley’s body is a work of art that Michelangelo couldn’t have even sculpted. Rush has Lashley do some poses. Rush then has Lashley bend over and show his rear end to the crowd.
“Hello… I am Elias.” Elias is sitting on a stool at the top of the stage. The crowd sings, “Oh walk with Elias.” Elias is on the phone. Elias is pretending he’s calling Child Protective Services. Elias says Lashley is in the ring with a child he believes he kidnapped weeks ago. Rush can’t be no more than 10. Lashley has the child pointing at his pecs and butt. Lashley bent over… he has no idea why. Elias says he’ll try to hold him. The longer they’re out there, the more prone he is to falling asleep. Lashley challenges Elias to get in the ring and say it to his face. Elias says Lashley sucks, so he’ll do what he has to do. Before he does that… Elias starts to play a guitar riff. Elias has a question for everyone here tonight: Who wants to walk with Elias?
After commercials, we join this match in progress. Lashley has Elias trapped in a chin lock. Elias fights up, but Lashley takes him down before stomping him. Elias soon takes him down and punches away at him in the corner. Elias punches Rush off the apron, and Lashley rolls Elias up for a two count. Lashley charges, but Elias gives him a back body drop over the top rope. Elias comes off the apron with a flying knee to the face. Elias whips Lashley shoulder-first into the ring post. Lashley quickly sends Elias into the steps and gets in the ring. Elias goes to get in the ring, but Rush comes from under the ring to grab his foot and get him counted out.
Winner by Count-Out: Bobby Lashley
Elias grabs Rush and sidesteps Lashley. Elias gets Rush in the ring and throws him out of the ring onto Lashley. Lashley will be on the RAW Men’s Survivor Series Elimination match.
In-Ring: Alexa Bliss
Alexa Bliss makes her entrance. The Team Captain of the RAW Women’s Survivor Series team makes her way to the ring. Nia Jax, Tamina, and Mickie James are already in the ring. Bliss says this Sunday is personal. It’s all about proving that RAW will always be the A-show while Smackdown will always be second best. Bliss demands victory. Bliss sent Natalya, one of the members home to channel her anger. The rest of the team comprises of Mickie James, Nia Jax, and Tamina.
Her team is one member short. She needs someone that will win no matter what. They’d risk everything, even friendship. The winner of this next match will be the fifth team member of Team RAW.
Sasha Banks makes her entrance followed by her best friend, Bayley. They’ll fight for the fifth spot, next.
Sasha Banks vs. Bayley
The bell rings, and they circle the ring. Bayley wrenches the arm, but Banks chops the chest. Banks hits an arm drag, but Bayley quickly rolls her up for a two count. Bayley holds the ropes to get Banks away before hitting a low clothesline for a two count. Banks sends Bayley to the corner, but Bayley sidesteps her. Banks knees her in the face and tries for a baseball slide, but Bayley blocks it. Bayley tries to put her in the ring, but Banks counters into a hurricanrana on the floor. Banks gets Bayley in the ring and hits a meteora off the top rope for a near fall. Bayley quickly puts Banks on the apron and elbows her. Bayley tries to hit a running dropkick, but Banks blocks it and sends her ribs-first into the ring post. Banks hits a double knee to the face against the ring post, which the announcers skip over entirely. Bayley avoids a second double knee and rolls Banks up for a near fall. Bayley quickly snaps her off the middle rope. They’re fighting it out on the apron. Banks knees her, but Bayley comes back with Bayley-To-Belly.
We come back from the break to see Bayley go for a top rope elbow drop, but Banks gets the knees up. Banks then applies the Bank Statement. Nia Jax, Tamina, and Mickie James attack both women.
Alexa Bliss says neither Sasha Banks or Bayley won. Bliss then introduces the fifth member of Team RAW: Ruby Riott.
Segment: SmackDown Invades Raw
We go backstage to see Becky Lynch applying the Dis-Arm-Her on Ronda Rousey! Officials run in and get her away from Rousey. Rousey is infuriated.
In the ring, the women are watching what just happened. Becky Lynch’s music hits, and the Smackdown Women’s Champion saunters down to the ring. “The Man” stares at the seven women in the ring. All of a sudden, the Smackdown women’s roster comes through the crowd and attacks the RAW superstars. Charlotte Flair gets in the ring and helps clear Team RAW from the ring. Lynch is busted open from the nose.
Ronda Rousey runs down and tries to clear the ring with one arm, but she’s having trouble. Flair spears Jax at ringside. Lynch, who is gushing blood, attacks her with a steel chair. Lynch cracks her in the back with the chair before leaving with the Smackdown roster through the crowd. The crowd is chanting “Becky.” Becky poses with her face covered in blood.
Stephanie McMahon is furious with Baron Corbin over the invasion. Corbin doesn’t know how they got in the building. McMahon says he’s not doing a very good job. This cannot happen come Sunday. She asks how he will fix what just happened. Corbin says he will find a way. RAW comes to an end at 11 PM EST with no overrun. The overrun era is over.