November 26, 2018
Commentary: Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Renee Young
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- Bobby Lashley defeated Elias via spear
- Lucha House Party defeated The Revival via Shooting Star Press by Dorado on Dawson
- Raw Tag Team Championship: AOP (c) defeated Bobby Roode & Chad Gable via powerbomb/neckbreaker combo on Roode
- Ember Moon defeated Alicia Fox via The Eclipse
- Jinder Mahal defeated No Way Jose via The Khallas
- WWE Intercontinental Championship: Seth Rollins (c) defeated Dolph Ziggler via Falcon Arrow
- Handicap Match: Baron Corbin & Drew McIntyre defeated Finn Balor via Claymore by McIntyre
Segment: Baron Corbin, Braun Strowman, Bobby Lashley, Elias
Acting General Manager of RAW Baron Corbin is in the ring with Drew McIntyre, Bobby Lashley, and Lio Rush. Corbin welcomes the crowd to Monday Night RAW. Corbin hopes everyone had a good Thanksgiving stuffing their faces full of carbs. The people in the ring don’t eat that garbage. They treat their bodies like temples to maintain peak physical performance. Corbin wants to let the crowd know what they’re thankful for. Corbin is thankful for the job he’s done as General Manager. Lashley says he’s thankful for the beta-males that sit on their couches while he takes what he wants. McIntyre says he’s thankful for the savage, well-deserved beating they gave to Braun Strowman last week. Corbin says that is a moment in time that will live forever. Corbin says after a brutal beating like that, you’d be thinking you won’t be seeing Strowman for a long time.
However, Corbin sent a camera crew to Birmingham, Alabama to interview Strowman. Strowman is shown on a hospital bed. Strowman shows off his black and blue elbow. Strowman says he’s getting ready to have surgery on it. Strowman would rather be in Milwaukee because there are some spineless slimeballs that deserve a beating. The surgeon says he might be laid up for a while. The surgeon has never operated on an elbow that size. Strowman says he will be back 100%. When he gets back, the injuries he got will be like papercuts compared to what he does to Corbin, Lashley, and McIntyre. Strowman hopes they enjoy their time without him. When he gets back, all three of them will get these hands. A “Get These Hands” chant picks up.
Lashley says Strowman’s hands won’t even work after surgery. Corbin says there is no way Strowman will be medically cleared at TLC, which is too bad since the match is still on. When Strowman doesn’t show, Corbin will win by forfeit and become the General Manager of RAW. The superstars of RAW need to decide whether they want to be on the right side of history or the wrong side. Corbin says they can refer to him as “General Manager-Elect.” Corbin will remember at his inauguration which superstars stood by him and against him.
The lights go out… and a guitar chord strums. The audience gives Elias a great pop. “Hello, I am Elias,” Elias says. Elias couldn’t sit back there and listen to Corbin’s annoying voice any longer. Elias plays a bluesy riff. He’s been all around the world. There is a truth that follows him wherever he goes… but Corbin, Lashley, and McIntyre can’t get through their skulls that WWE stands for Walk With Elias. Elias says he can’t think of anything worse than Corbin being the General Manager. Even Lio Rush would be better, which would violate Child Labor Laws. Drake Maverick pissed himself and would be better. Tonight, he wants to talk about Bobby Lashley, or Bobby “Trash-ley” rather. Elias is going to sing a song for Lashley. Elias sings if this were a bodybuilding competition, so why is Lashley always bending over while Rush points at his ass. Elias then sings, “Bobby Lashley sucks.” The crowd joins in singing while Lashley sneers.
Bobby Lashley vs. Elias
A “Lashley sucks” chant picks up. They lock up before Lashley powers him to the corner. Lashley poses, so Elias chops away at him. Lashley quickly takes him down before bouncing him off the top turnbuckle. Lashley shoulders him in the corner before hitting a neckbreaker for a two count. Lashley applies a chin lock before taking him down. Lashley goes back to the chin lock, but Elias fights up and elbows out. Elias kicks him before throwing him out of the ring. Corbin and McIntyre surround Lashley, so Elias connects with a baseball slide. Elias catches Lashley coming in the ring, but Lashley hits a flapjack onto the top rope. Lashley stomps away at Elias before punching him. Lashley connects with a short-arm clothesline for a two count. Lashley goes to his third chin lock. Elias fights up, so Lashley whips him to the corner. Lashley charges, but Elias feeds him an elbow. Elias dropkicks him into the corner before chopping the chest. Lashley gets Elias out of the ring, and McIntyre gets in his face. Elias gets on the apron, so Lashley drives him back-first into the ring post.
We come back from the break to see Elias hit a mule kick before following up with a clothesline. Elias punches away at Lashley in the corner. Elias ducks a clothesline and knees him in the face. Elias goes to the top rope and drops an elbow. While the referee is counting the pin, Lio Rush pulls him out of the ring.
The bell rings, but Corbin restarts it as a No Disqualifications match. Lashley attacks Elias from behind and shoulders him in the midsection. Lashley goes for a move, but Elias gives him a back body drop. Corbin pulls Elias out of the ring. Elias fights Corbin off. Elias then sidesteps McIntyre to send him into the ring post. Elias grabs his guitar and goes to hit Lashley, but Corbin attacks him from behind. A loud “Corbin sucks” chant picks up. Lashley stomps the guitar and throws it out of the ring.
Corbin, Lashley, and McIntyre are in the ring. Corbin hits Elias three times in the back with a chair. McIntyre sends Elias into the barricade and apron. Lashley joins in as well. McIntyre then lays Elias out with a Claymore Kick on the floor. McIntyre then gives Elias an inverted Alabama Slam onto the steel steps! Lashley then runs around the ring and spears Elias, who was held up by Corbin and McIntyre. Lashley poses before putting Elias in the ring. Lashley poses before kneeling on Elias to pin him.
Winner by Pinfall: Bobby Lashley
Lio Rush grabs the microphone and shouts, “And your winner, ‘The Almighty’ Bobby Lashley!” Lashley poses with Corbin, McIntyre, and Rush.
Backstage: Baron Corbin, Alexa Bliss
Baron Corbin is yelling at a stagehand for turning the lights off for Elias. Corbin fires him. Alexa Bliss then walks up to him and says Corbin was very impressive. Bliss says she thinks Corbin is doing an amazing job. If she can help, all he has to do is ask. Corbin says he has a ton on his plate. She played a vital role as captain of the Survivor Series team. Corbin puts her in charge of the entire Women’s Division. Corbin says she looks good and he looks good. It’s simple. They shake hands.
Segment: Dean Ambrose
Dean Ambrose is shown in a doctor’s office. Ambrose says he’d never expose himself to the toxic dump that is Milwaukee. Obviously Seth Rollins feels safe enough to put his Intercontinental Championship on the line in an open challenge. Ambrose says he’ll be back next week. Ambrose is getting a flu shot right now. The people are vermin. They revolt him. Ambrose shows off his puncture wounds so far from shots he’s received. The doctor gives him a rabies shot. The doctor then holds up a huge needle that has to go in Ambrose’s hip. Ambrose says there is no medicine for Rollins. Ambrose says he’ll do the decent thing and put Rollins out of his misery for good.
The commentators ask Renee Young about her husband, Dean Ambrose, but as usual she has no answer for his actions.
Lucha House Party vs. The Revival
The Revival makes their entrance. Dash Wilder says they weren’t prepared last week, which is why they lost. Scott Dawson says people don’t appreciate good tag team wrestling. It’s not fair for the team to have three people at all times. JoJo announces that this match will be contested under “Lucha House Rules.” Michael Cole says this makes it a 3-on-2 handicap match.
Gran Metalik quickly takes Wilder down. Kalisto, Lince Dorado, and Metalik all hit splashes for a near fall. Dawson tags in and hits a torture rack backbreaker. Dawson attacks Kalisto for a one count. Wilder applies a stretch on Kalisto. Dawson tags in, but The Lucha House Party soon overtakes him. Kalisto hits Salida del Sol, followed by a senton from Metalik, and a shooting star press from Dorado for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Lucha House Party
Video: Lars Sullivan
The commentators talk about Lars Sullivan, who is “the hottest free agent” today. They then play a highlight video for him.
In-Ring: Nia Jax, Ronda Rousey
Nia Jax makes her entrance with Tamina by her side. Jax will be facing “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey for the RAW Women’s Championship at WWE TLC. Jax holds up her fist while the crowd boos. Jax says we have a lot to be thankful for this year. The RAW roster is thankful for her being the sole survivor at Survivor Series and leading Team RAW to victory. Jax is most thankful for breaking Becky Lynch’s face. She put Lynch on the shelf with a concussion. Jax says “The Man” was no match for “The Facebreaker.”
As for Ronda Rousey, she’s taking her title. Rousey came into WWE on fire, but since then her career has been on a downward trend. Footage is shown of Jax dominating Rousey at WWE Money in the Bank in June. They then show stills of Charlotte Flair’s vicious attack on Rousey. Jax then mocks Rousey with a terrible impersonation. Jax says Rousey’s worst day is coming at WWE TLC. Jax says the top of the mountain belongs to her.
“Rowdy” Ronda Rousey’s music hits, and the RAW Women’s Champion makes her way to the ring smiling. Rousey says she’ll give Jax credit. She acknowledges that Jax won the Battle Royal at Evolution. A “Ronda Rousey” chant fires up. Rousey looks choked up. Rousey has a nasty green bruise on the side of her face. Rousey says Jax is lucky she’s from a warrior culture and that she changed history by becoming the facebreaker. That’s where her luck dries up. Rousey stands guard on top of this mountain. At TLC, she’ll rip Jax’ arm off and slap Charlotte Flair in the face with it. Since Jax is so eager to fight and Rousey was born ready, unless Jax has a date with Tamina, how about they have a match right here and now.
Jax angrily stares at her while a “YES” chant fires up. Jax says they’re not going to do it that way. Rousey tells her to stop making excuses and fight. Jax says she’s just stalling for time. Jax and Tamina stand on both sides of Rousey. Natalya runs down to help, but she’s blindsided by the Riott Squad. Rousey fights them off to protect Natalya.
RAW Tag Team Championship
AOP (c) vs. Bobby Roode and Chad Gable
Backstage before the match, Drake Maverick says he’s sure the WWE Universe had a real laugh at his expense. 99% of them have never experienced real fear. They’ve never had to look a 7-foot giant in the eye. If they did, they’d probably lose their bodily functions. Maverick will make sure Roode and Gable experience that later tonight. Akam says, “Laugh now.” Rezar says, “Cry later.”
Charly Caruso is backstage with Bobby Roode and Chad Gable. She asks for their thoughts heading into the match against AOP. Gable says this is the reason they’re teaming in the first place.
Later in the ring, Drake Maverick takes Bobby Roode’s robe, distracting him. Akam attacks him from behind and knocks Chad Gable off the apron. Roode fights back, but he can’t take him down with a sunset flip. Roode elbows him, but Akam sends him to the corner. Akam scoops up Roode, but he slides off and tags in Gable. Gable hits a missile dropkick, so Rezar tags in. Gable punches away at him, but Rezar just easily swats him down. Gable quickly applies an arm bar over the top rope. Gable hits a head-scissor takeover while Roode tags in. They go for a double-team suplex, but they can’t lift him. Rezar then suplexes the two of them. Maverick is wearing Roode’s robe and runs to the back.
We come back from the break to see Akam viciously elbow Gable down. Rezar tags in, and Gable DDTs him. We go backstage to see Maverick still wearing Roode’s robe. Roode and Akam tag in. Roode chops him before hitting a dropkick to the knee. Roode shoulders him in the corner before trying for a neckbreaker, but Akam fights out. Akam quickly catches Roode and hits a fall-away slam. Rezar tags in, but he misses a big boot. Roode knocks Akam out of the ring and kicks Rezar in the knee.
Maverick is shown wearing the robe in a bathroom. Maverick takes it off and puts it in the toilet. Maverick stomps it into the bowl and proceeds to urinate on it. This is wrestling in 2018. Maverick finishes evacuating his bladder and says, “Glorious. Roode is knocked into Gable. Akam tags in, and AOP hits a powerbomb/neckbreaker combo for the win.
Winners and still RAW Tag Team Champions: AOP
Backstage: Alexa Bliss, Bayley, Sasha Banks
Bayley and Sasha Banks are talking backstage when Alexa Bliss walks up to them. Bliss says they’ve never had a chance to get to know each other. Banks says they know all they need to. Bliss says they’ll go out tonight and have an open forum by answering questions from the WWE Universe.
Backstage: Finn Balor
Finn Balor cuts a promo about how he’ll beat Baron Corbin because he’s a megalomaniac…
Ember Moon vs. Alicia Fox
Curt Hawkins will replace Braun Strowman and team with Ember Moon in the WWE Mixed Match Challenge. Hawkins was in Ember Moon’s corner, while Jinder Mahal and the Singh Brothers were in Alicia Fox’s corner.
Fox quickly hits a big boot and applies a chin lock. Moon eventually fights up and powers out. Moon elbows Fox back and hits a tornado snap suplex. Moon hits the Eclipse for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Ember Moon
Curt Hawkins celebrates like he just personally won the match. Meanwhile he’s lost 236 in a row.
Jinder Mahal vs. No Way Jose
Mahal starts off with some offense, but Jose fights him off and picks up a two count. Mahal quickly floors him with a kick to the head. Mahal punches him down and applies a chin lock. Mahal continues to beat on Jose and drops some knees. Mahal hits a suplex for a two count. Jose eventually fights back and hits a sloppy cross-body block. Jose takes Mahal down, but Mahal snaps him off the top rope. Mahal hits the Khallas for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Jinder Mahal
WWE Intercontinental Championship
Seth Rollins (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler
Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring to a nice reception. Rollins welcomes the crowd to “Monday Night Rollins.” Rollins says he was a lunatic last week and the crowd deserves better. It’s time for him to get back to being a fighting champion. Rollins says Dean Ambrose is a liar and is probably here tonight. It doesn’t matter because he’s Seth Freakin’ Rollins.
Dolph Ziggler answers the challenge. Ziggler says if Rollins wants to go back to being himself, he’ll lose. Ziggler is going back to being the best in the world and Intercontinental Champion.
They lock up, and Rollins applies a waistlock. Ziggler quickly gets to the ropes, and Rollins backs up. Rollins catches him in a full nelson, but Ziggler fights out. Rollins wrenches the arm and applies a hammerlock. Ziggler elbows him in the face and applies a side headlock. Rollins whips him off, leapfrogs him, and hits a hip toss. Rollins clotheslines him out of the ring and poses on the ropes.
We come back from the break to see Ziggler attacking Rollins before hitting a neckbreaker for a two count. Ziggler applies a chin lock with a body scissor. Rollins fights out of it, but Ziggler soon takes him down with a dropkick for a two count. Ziggler rolls him up again for a two count. Rollins continues to try to fight him off, but Ziggler takes him down and goes back to the chin lock. Rollins fights up and tries for a back suplex, but Ziggler lands on his feet. Ziggler then gives him a back body drop over the top rope.
We come back from the break to see both men down. Rollins makes a comeback, culminating with a Sling Blade. Rollins kicks him back and gets fired up. Ziggler drops him on the apron, but Rollins punches him back. Rollins hits a springboard diving clothesline for a two count. Rollins goes to the top rope, but Ziggler cuts him off. Ziggler goes for a superplex, but Rollins fights him off. Ziggler runs up again, but Rollins knocks him down to the mat. Rollins goes for a frog splash, but Ziggler moves and hits a famouser for a near fall.
Both men get to their feet, and Ziggler counters a suplex into a roll-up for a two count. Ziggler applies a sleeper hold, but Rollins falls back to break the hold. Rollins superkicks Ziggler for a near fall. Rollins gets the crowd fired up and kicks Ziggler. Rollins goes for the Stomp, but Ziggler moves. Ziggler follows up with a Zig-Zag for a near fall.
Rollins is having trouble getting to his feet. Ziggler talks trash, so Rollins catches him with an inside cradle for a near fall. Ziggler quickly cuts him off with a big DDT. Ziggler goes to the top rope, but Rollins cuts him off with a superplex/falcon arrow combo for the win.
Winner and still WWE Intercontinental Champion: Seth Rollins
In-Ring: Alexa Bliss, Bayley, Sasha Banks
Alexa Bliss makes her entrance. Bliss mentions she’s been put in charge of the women’s division. She’s going to have an open forum with the WWE Universe. They can ask whatever they want. Charly Caruso is at ringside to take the questions. Sasha Banks and Bayley come out to almost no reaction.
Bliss makes fun of some fans before calling on one. A fan asks what they would change about the women’s division. Bayley says she loves the women’s division. Banks says she would change one thing: she’d ship Bliss back to Smackdown. Bliss says that she should send Bayley to SmackDown since she’s the one bringing Sasha down. Bayley says she’d send Bliss back to hell where she came from. Mickie James, Alicia Fox, and Dana Brooke attack them from behind, but Banks and Bayley soon clear the ring.
Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin
The bell rings, and Balor quickly opens up with some punches. Corbin immediately takes him down with a clothesline and punches away at him. Corbin applies a chin lock. Balor fights up, but Corbin kicks him. Corbin hits the ropes, but Balor dropkicks him. Balor chops the chest and takes him down. Balor stomps away at him before Corbin rolls out of the ring. Balor gets on the apron and kicks Corbin in the face.
We come back from the break to see Corbin knock Balor out of the ring. Corbin slams him into the barricade a few times before getting in the ring to look for a count-out. Balor gets in the ring with no drama. Corbin stomps away at Balor and throws him to the apron. Balor shoulders him in the midsection and goes for a slingshot, but Corbin forearms him in the face. Corbin pulls him into the ring and picks up a two count. Balor tries to fight him off, but Corbin comes back with a misdirection clothesline for a near fall. Corbin stomps away at Balor before applying a chin lock. Balor fights out and boots him, but Corbin quickly kicks him. Corbin tries for a powerbomb, but Balor gets out, sweeps the legs, and hits a double stomp to the midsection.
Balor fights back at him and takes him down. Balor hits a chop and a Sling Blade. Balor charges, but Corbin catches him with a Deep Six for a near fall. Balor gets out of the End of Days and hits a DDT. Balor dropkicks him into the corner before going to the top rope. Corbin avoids the Coup de Grace and rolls out of the ring. Corbin grabs a microphone and says this match is now a 2-on-1 Handicap Match with Drew McIntyre teaming with him.
2-on-1 Handicap Match
Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin and Drew McIntyre
Balor knocks Corbin off the apron and hits McIntyre coming down the ramp with a summersault senton. Balor dropkicks Corbin into the timekeeper’s area. McIntyre quickly attacks him from behind and drops him on the barricade. McIntyre puts him in the ring and waits for him to get up. McIntyre hits a Claymore Kick for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Baron Corbin and Drew McIntyre
Bobby Lashley’s music hits, and he comes out to the ring with Lio Rush. Lashley gets in the ring, grabs Balor, and hits an over-the-shoulder slam. Corbin follows up with the End of Days on Balor. McIntyre shouts that Balor is a boy in a man’s world. McIntyre has them pick Balor up for another Claymore Kick. Corbin, McIntyre, and Lashley pose to end the show.