November 19, 2018
Los Angeles, California
Commentary: Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Renee Young
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- Elimination Tag Team Match: Baron Corbin, Bobby Lashley & Drew McIntyre vs. Braun Strowman, Finn Balor & Elias was no contest after the heels “injured” Strowman
- Nia Jax & Tamina defeated Bayley & Sasha Banks via Samoan Drop by Jax on Bayley
- Lucha House Party defeated The Revival via Shooting Star Press by Dorado on Dawson
- RAW Women’s Championship: Ronda Rousey (c) defeated Mickie James via arm bar submission
- Bobby Roode & Chad Gable defeated AOP via roll up by Gable on Akam
- Natalya defeated Ruby Riott via roll up
In-Ring: Stephanie McMahon, Baron Corbin, Braun Strowman
Acting RAW General Manager Baron Corbin is in the ring, and he welcomes the crowd to the undisputed A-show. Last night was a history making night. Most of the credit goes to his boss, the commissioner of Monday Night RAW, Stephanie McMahon. McMahon makes her entrance. Corey Graves mentions that RAW did not sweep since Smackdown Live won on the Kickoff Show. McMahon brags about RAW’s clean sweep, which Graves literally just said was not a clean sweep. She says some credit goes to Baron Corbin, but the RAW family helped to decimate Smackdown. Her brother Shane McMahon has to cheat to win. RAW proved they are the best. McMahon says they’re going to celebrate tonight.
Corbin says we have an amazing night of action… after we take care of some housekeeping. Corbin reminds her that she made a promise that she’d consider making his position more permanent. McMahon says she did make some promises…
Braun Strowman’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring. A loud “Get these hands” chant picks up. Strowman says he held up his end of the bargain, so now she has to hold up her end. Strowman wants a match against Corbin, who he labels a “slimeball.” McMahon says she did make a promise, and her word is her bond. Strowman says Corbin is going to “get these hands.” McMahon says if Corbin beats Strowman at WWE TLC, he’ll become the permanent General Manager. If he loses, he loses all authority. Strowman says he will lose authority because Corbin’s boss said he could pick the stipulation and not be held liable. McMahon says dismemberment is a corporate liability. Strowman asks about his WWE Universal Championship match against Brock Lesnar. McMahon says he’ll get his match against Lesnar at the Royal Rumble… if he can beat Corbin. McMahon asks if he agrees. Strowman says, “Welcome to Monday Night Braun.” Strowman tells Corbin to enjoy being Acting General Manager because he gets to pick the stipulations. Strowman says Corbin will face him in a TLC match. That means Corbin will get these hands, tables, ladders, and chairs.
Corbin says that favors him. Since he’s still the Acting General Manager, he’s decided Strowman will face Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre in a handicap match tonight. McMahon says he needs to one up that and make it a six-man tag. It’ll be Lashley, McIntyre, and Corbin against Strowman, Elias, and Finn Balor. That match will start right now.
Elimination Tag Team Match
Baron Corbin, Bobby Lashley & Drew McIntyre vs. Braun Strowman, Finn Balor & Elias
“Ladies and gentlemen… Elias.” Elias is on the stage and greets the crowd. Elias says things will get tough, but they need to always remember one universal truth. That universal truth is WWE stands for Walk With Elias. Elias starts to play a nice riff. Elias then asks, “Who wants to walk with Elias?”
During the break, Corbin made this an elimination match. Strowman will start against Corbin, but Corbin quickly tags in Drew McIntyre. They talk trash before locking up. Strowman pushes him away and flexes. McIntyre applies a side headlock, but Strowman whips him off and absorbs a shoulder block. Strowman sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. McIntyre boots him back and punches away at him before hitting the ropes, but Strowman floors him with a shoulder block. Balor tags in, and Strowman scoop slams him onto McIntyre. McIntyre soon comes back with a scoop slam on Balor before big booting him out of the ring. McIntyre sends him ribs-first into the barricade.
We come back from the break to see McIntyre hit a big suplex on Balor for a near fall. Corbin tags in and stomps Balor. Corbin stomps Balor in the corner before tagging in Bobby Lashley. Lashley takes Balor down and applies a chin lock. Balor fights up, but Lashley slams him down. Corbin tags back in, but Balor tries to fight him off. Corbin stops him from making a tag, but Balor fights him off. Balor punches McIntyre and Lashley before trying for a tag again, but Corbin stops him. Balor fights him away and tries for a tag again, but Corbin hits the Deep Six for a near fall. Lashley tags in and taunts Strowman and Elias. Lashley viciously whips Balor into the corner, and Balor collapses in pain. Lashley picks Balor up, but Balor slides off and rolls him up for a two count. Lashley immediately levels him with a clothesline for a near fall. Lashley goes for a powerbomb, but Balor gets out. Balor rolls him up and rolls through with a dropkick.
Elias is tagged in, and he stomps Lashley before punching Corbin off the apron. Elias sends Lashley to the corner and clotheslines him. Elias stomps him down before Lashley reverses a whip to the corner. Elias hits Lashley with a mule kick. Elias pulls the top rope down to get Corbin out of the ring. Lashley attacks him from behind, but Balor holds the ropes before booting him. Balor tags in, and he teams with Elias to knock Lashley out of the ring. Balor dropkicks McIntyre to the floor before hitting a somersault senton.
Balor gets Lashley in the ring, but McIntyre tags in. McIntyre crotches Balor on the top rope and hits a Claymore Kick to eliminate Balor. Finn Balor has been eliminated by Drew McIntyre.
We come back from the break to see the heel beating down Elias. McIntyre tags in and applies an arm bar. During the break, McIntyre kicked Elias in the chest. Elias fights up and knees out. Elias kicks him in the face and charges, but McIntyre floors him with a vicious clothesline for a two count. McIntyre hits a belly-to-belly overhead suplex. Lashley tags in and hits a belly-to-belly overhead suplex. Lashley covers for a two count. Corbin tags in and punches Elias. Elias tries to fight him off, but he’s too weak. Corbin bounces Elias off the top turnbuckle. Elias fights back, but Corbin viciously whips him to the corner. Corbin then goes to a chin lock.
Outside the ring, Lashley pulls Strowman off the apron. Strowman grabs Lashley, but McIntyre leaps off the steps to attack him. In the ring, Elias fights out of Corbin’s chin lock and knees him in the face. Elias goes to the top rope and hits a flying elbow drop, but Lashley breaks up the pin. Lashley throws Elias out of the ring. Lio Rush laughs at Elias. Elias looks at Rush and manages to grab him. Elias throws Rush. Lashley then spears Elias on the floor. Lashley gets in the ring, and Elias gets counted out. Elias has been eliminated via count-out.
It’s 3-on-1 as Strowman is all alone against Lashley, McIntyre, and Corbin. We come back from the break to see McIntyre beating on Strowman. Corbin tags in and punches Strowman in the face. Corbin talks trash before beating on Strowman some more. Corbin applies a chin lock, but Strowman powers out before viciously shoulder blocking him down. Strowman knocks McIntyre and Lashley off the apron before clotheslining Corbin. Strowman avalanches him in the corner before clubbing him down. Strowman goes outside and shoulder blocks Lashley down. Strowman gets in the ring, but Corbin boots him back. Strowman comes back with a Running Powerslam and covers, but McIntyre cracks Strowman with a chair. Drew McIntyre has been eliminated via disqualification.
McIntyre and Lashley double-team Strowman. McIntyre hits Strowman in the back with the chair a few more times. Strowman leaves the ring, so Lashley viciously spears him down. McIntyre punches away at Strowman. McIntyre and Lashley send Strowman into the barricade and then the steel steps. Corbin talks some trash, so Strowman grabs him. McIntyre then wipes Strowman out with a Claymore Kick. They then send Strowman into the ring steps again.
Corbin grabs the steel chair and cracks Strowman in the back with it. Strowman appears to be bleeding. Corbin takes off his belt, and they tie Strowman’s arm down. They lay the arm on the steel steps and hold it down. Corbin the slams the top half of the stairs onto the arm. Strowman screams in pain and writhes around. Referees run down to help. Strowman’s face has blood on it. Strowman says he can’t feel his fingers.
Segment: Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose
WWE Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring. Rollins says it’s been a great weekend with TakeOver and Survivor Series. It was also six years since The Shield debuted. After he defeated Shinsuke Nakamura last night, he reflected on the last six years. It’s made the situation with Dean Ambrose even more sickening. It’s only been four weeks since Ambrose turned on him and Roman. In that time, Ambrose hasn’t had the guts to explain why or get in the ring with him. In four weeks, Ambrose won’t have a choice at WWE TLC when he has a match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
Rollins watched Ambrose light his Shield vest on fire and say The Shield was a burden. Ambrose said he was the same guy he’s always been. Rollins says he learned more from the Chronicle episode about Ambrose than he knew as his best friend. Rollins didn’t know Ambrose was in the hospital with an infection that almost killed him. Ambrose never called him. Ambrose said he loves WWE. That’s the first time he’s ever heard Ambrose say, “Love.” Rollins didn’t think he was capable of love. Rollins is feeling highly aggressive right now. If Ambrose loves WWE so much, he can prove it. Rollins is looking for a fight.
Dean Ambrose appears on the titantron. Ambrose says he’s not going to run out like a “lunatic” and give Rollins what he wants. People loved The Shield all over the world, but no one knows how they were when the cameras started rolling. They were rotten to the core from the beginning. They’ll have to pay for what they’ve done in different ways. Ambrose says they’re all going to get what they deserve. Look what happened to Roman… he has to answer to the man upstairs. What’s worse is Rollins has to answer to Ambrose. Ambrose tells Rollins to find him backstage, and he’ll tell him what happens next.
Rollins gets out of the ring and runs backstage. Rollins looks for Ambrose and shouts at him. Rollins questions security guards as to Ambrose’s whereabouts. The security guard tells Rollins to get out of his face. Rollins punches him and another guard down. Rollins continues to look for Ambrose.
The commentators question Renee Young about her husband’s actions, but she knows nothing about it.
Promo Video: Lars Sullivan
Lars Sullivan is coming soon.
Bayley & Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax & Tamina
Alexa Bliss is on commentary for this match. Banks will start against Jax. Banks tries to come on the attack quick. Bayley tags in, and they work over Jax. They make frequent tags to take shots at Jax. Jax finally grabs Bayley and shoves her down. Tamina tags in and head-butts Bayley. Bayley makes a quick comeback and tags in Tamina. Tamina tries to fight them off, but they get the better of her. Bayley hits a running elbow and knee. Banks tags in and hits a slingshot double knee. They manage to get Jax and Tamina out of the ring.
My television cut out for a few moments. When the image comes back, Bayley was making a hot comeback on Tamina. Bayley takes her down with a cross-body for a two count. Tamina lifts her up, but Bayley gets out. Jax then gets in a cheap shot. Jax is tagged in, and she flattens Bayley with an avalanche. Jax covers, but Banks breaks it up. Bayley jumps on Jax’ back with a sleeper, but Jax whips her off. Bayley boots her back and goes to the top rope. Tamina distracts her, so Jax pulls Bayley down and hits a Samoan Drop for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Tamina and Nia Jax
Backstage: Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins
Charly Caruso is going to interview Baron Corbin, but Dean Ambrose appears on the monitor behind her. Ambrose tells her to find Seth Rollins and tell him that he’s waiting for him. He’s in the place The Shield used to call home.
Seth Rollins is charging backstage when he arrives at the boiler room of the arena. Rollins enters and goes inside. Ambrose is not there, but spray painted on the door is the phrase, “Burn it down.” Rollins angrily punches the door.
Backstage: Drake Maverick
Still photos are shown of Drake Maverick being so terrified of Big Show at Survivor Series that he urinated in his pants. Drake Maverick is on the buffet line when someone asked if he tried the peas. Heath Slater and Rhyno make fun of him for the accident. Chad Gable tells Maverick to not get pissed. Bobby Roode joins in, and they have a good laugh at Maverick’s expense.
Lucha House Party vs. The Revival
This match involves “Lucha House Rules,” which means any member of The Lucha House Party can compete.
Scott Dawson starts against Kalisto. Kalisto takes him down. Dash Wilder tags in, and Kalisto kicks him in the face. Kalisto, Lince Dorado, and Gran Metalik all take shots at Wilder. Kalisto rolls Wilder up for a two count. Wilder quickly takes Kalisto down and tags in Dawson. Dawson hits a dragon screw on Kalisto and works the leg. Kalisto quickly takes him down, but Wilder is tagged in and stops the tag. Kalisto kicks him in the face and tags in Dorado. Dorado hits Dawson with a cross-body and dropkicks Wilder. Dorado hits a springboard moonsault. Dorado hits a head-scissor takeover. Wilder drops him on the apron, but Dorado chops the chest. Wilder punches him. Metalik distracts Wilder, so Dorado kicks Wilder down. Dorado hits a Shooting Star Press for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Lucha House Party
Backstage: Seth Rollins
Charly Caruso catches up with Seth Rollins backstage. Rollins says Ambrose took it too far by bringing up Roman Reigns’ situation. When he gets his hands on Ambrose, Ambrose will wonder why he ever turned. Titus O’Neil comes out and says he just saw Dean Ambrose. Rollins runs off.
In-Ring: Ronda Rousey, Baron Corbin
RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey comes out smiling to a mixed reaction. The crowd chants, “Becky,” and Rousey looks disappointed. Rousey is covered in bruises. Rousey mentions she’ll defend her title at WWE TLC against Nia Jax. She’s aware of how dangerous Jax is. Just look what she did to Becky’s face. At TLC, she’ll tap out Nia Jax. When she’s done with Jax, the next chapter of Rousey versus Charlotte Flair will be written. They’ll finish what they started last night.
Rousey isn’t here to pose and look for sympathy. She wants to show them what a true champion is. A true champion doesn’t choose when to fight. A true champion stands on guard in sickness and health. You have to be the best in the world on your worst day. Another “Becky” chant fires up. Rousey takes off her jacket and says this is her on her worst day. They zoom in on Rousey’s welts. Rousey wants to defend the title tonight. If she can’t, she doesn’t deserve to be champion.
Baron Corbin’s music hits, and he comes out to boos from the crowd. Corbin denies her request for a title match. As Acting General Manager, he cannot allow her to compete tonight in good conscience. Rousey says she’s has 17 fights and never pulled out or postponed them. She’s had plenty of reasons, but she never did because that’s what it takes to be the baddest bitch on the planet. Rousey orders him to go back there and find a challenger for her title… or maybe Corbin wants a shot at the champ. A “YES” chant picks up. Corbin wishes Rousey luck. Corbin says he’ll go back there and find a challenger. That woman will be the next RAW Women’s Champion. After commercials, it’s revealed that Mickie James will be the one facing Ronda Rousey.
RAW Women’s Championship
Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Mickie James
Rousey quickly takes James down and jabs away at her. James quickly kicks her down and punches away at the injured body. James knees her in the midsection and kicks her down. James kicks her in the head a few times before chopping the chest. Rousey soon fights back and hits some arm drags. Rousey hits the Piper’s Pit (snap Samoan Drop) before hitting a second Piper’s Pit. Rousey scoops her up and hits a third Piper’s Pit. Rousey then applies her arm bar for the win.
Winner and still RAW Women’s Champion: “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey
While Rousey goes up the ramp, Nia Jax and Tamina come out. Jax holds up her fist to signal that she’s the “face breaker” before walking off.
Bobby Roode & Chad Gable vs. AOP
This is a non-title match. Chad Gable starts against Akam. Akam immediately takes him down and throws him across the ring. Rezar tags in. Akam hits Gable with an atomic drop into a knee from Rezar. Rezar picks up a two count. Rezar scoops Gable up in a modified torture rack. Gable turns it into a sleeper, but Rezar soon takes him down. Gable soon comes back with an arm bar over the top rope. Gable sidesteps him and tags in Bobby Roode. Roode fights off Rezar while the crowd chants, “A-O-P-P.” Roode jumps over Rezar and hits a running forearm for a one count. Roode comes back and hits a blockbuster. Gable tags in and manages to roll up Akam for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Bobby Roode and Chad Gable
Backstage: Dean Ambrose
We go backstage to see Dean Ambrose sitting backstage by himself. Ambrose says he’s not playing games with Seth Rollins, though he has enjoyed watching him run around like a lunatic. Rollins is so whiny. Ambrose says this isn’t about Roman Reigns. Ambrose thinks he smells something awful and blames it on the people. Ambrose says he’s going to burn it down.
Backstage: Seth Rollins
After commercials, Seth Rollins is leaving the arena. Kayla Braxton asks if he’s given up looking for Dean Ambrose. Rollins says he’ll have him in four weeks at WWE TLC.
Natalya vs. Ruby Riott
The bell rings, and Natalya takes her down before punching away at her. Riott soon fights back, but Natalya responds with a slap. Natalya spikes her on her tailbone and hits a dropkick for a two count. Natalya punches away at Riott in the corner before the referee backs her up. Natalya tries for a Sharpshooter, but Riott gets to the bottom rope. Natalya chases Riott back into the ring and scares Sarah Logan off the apron. Riott hits a reverse STO and kicks Natalya in the ribs. Riott kicks Natalya out of the ring.
We come back from the break to see Riott applying a guillotine choke on Natalya. Natalya counters out with a Michinoku Driver for a two count. Natalya punches away at Riott in the corner. Riott elbows her back before taking her down. Riott goes to the second rope and comes off with a cannonball senton for a near fall. Riott stomps away at the ribs. Natalya comes back with a discus clothesline. Logan distracts the referee while Natalya applies a Sharpshooter. Liv Morgan pulls Riott to the ropes. Riott rolls Natalya up, but Natalya rolls through and picks up the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Natalya
In-Ring: Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins
Dean Ambrose makes his way to the ring to boos from the crowd. Ambrose says it was too easy. Every person in the crowd would have done the exact same thing he did. They’d stab their own family in the back for anything. At least his reasons were justified. Ambrose has been around people like this his whole life. Ambrose doesn’t feel sorry for himself. They way they cheer for Rollins makes him sick. Ambrose can’t stand the smell of them.
We go backstage to see Seth Rollins running backstage. Ambrose chuckles while Rollins runs around backstage on the titantron. Rollins charges down to the ring, and Rollins takes him down. Rollins clotheslines Ambrose out of the ring and hits a suicide dive. Rollins punches away at him. Referees run down to help. Ambrose tries to leave through the crowd, but Rollins catches him and throws him back to ringside. Rollins hits a diving knee off the barricade and gets him in the ring. Rollins kicks him in the face and tries for a Stomp, but Ambrose hits a low blow. Ambrose stands over him and warns Rollins to never interrupt him again. Ambrose hits Dirty Deeds and angrily looks around. Ambrose then leaves the ring to loud boos from the crowd. Ambrose then turns around and hits Rollins with a second Dirty Deeds. Ambrose stares at Rollins while RAW comes to an end.