Monday Night Raw
Date: December 31, 2018
Location: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, Renee Young

We’re taped this week for the second time in a row, which must be the main time in no less than a variety of years, assuming two of the United Kingdom shows didn’t occur once more to once more sooner or later. The massive deal this evening is a cage are compatible between Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre, because of that was a story that needed to transfer on for the better part of Nine months, assuming it ends this evening. Let’s get to it.

The cage is decreased to start out out.

Dolph Ziggler vs. Drew McIntyre

In a cage with pinfall, submission or escape to win. Ziggler has out of place the file scratch at the start of his track. An early escape attempt doesn’t artwork for Ziggler and Drew chops the heck out of him. That and a behind schedule vertical suplex are enough to position Dolph down for some writhing on the mat.

Dolph’s early comeback is bring to a halt by means of the Glasgow Kiss then again he catches Drew on best. That method a chain of rams into the cage then again Drew kicks the knee out for a crotching. Back from a injury with Drew tough that Ziggler combat and being set into the cage for his efforts. The superkick supplies Ziggler two then again Drew pulls him once more inside of. A double headbutt puts them each and every down yet again then again Drew is up first, most straightforward to have Ziggler slam the cage door on his head.

The Fameasser gets two and we take a injury. Back yet again with McIntyre superplexing him off the best of the cage and then sending Ziggler face first into the cage. The Claymore takes Dolph’s head off then again Drew would rather take a seat down and look instead of cover. Another Claymore finishes Ziggler at 19:29.

Result: Drew McIntyre b. Dolph Ziggler – Claymore (19:29)

Post are compatible Drew isn’t completed as he puts a chair in front of Ziggler’s head and Claymores it into Ziggler’s head, the use of it into the cage. Drew says that he’s going to win the Royal Rumble and leaves, then again comes once more as Ziggler was sitting up throughout the chair. That method any other Claymore to leave Ziggler laying.

Time for some New Year’s Resolutions.

Finn Balor wishes the Universal Title once more.

Ember Moon must win the Royal Rumble.

Ascension must put across once more the Fashion Files. And win the Tag Team Titles.

Lucha House Party wishes it to be their 12 months.

Here’s Seth Rollins for a chat. He wishes a contemporary get began this 12 months then again that’s the case each and every single week on Raw because of problems switch so rapid. However, he has a confident rematch for the Intercontinental Title and wishes to use that in this day and age. Cue HHH to say that it’s a brand spanking new day in WWE and those computerized rematches are lengthy long past. On best of that, Rollins doesn’t in truth deserve a shot in this day and age.

That’s arduous for HHH to say because of he’s always supported Rollins, which Rollins isn’t letting slip by means of. HHH talks about how Rollins made him believe in him then again HHH is finished handing problems out. Rollins loses it over that, saying that he not at all wanted problems handed to him. While Brock Lesnar was up in Canada doing regardless of Lesnar does, Rollins was out proper right here having classics with everyone from Finn Balor to Dolph Ziggler to MOJO RAWLEY.

HHH wishes the out of date Rollins once more and this evening he can burn it down in opposition to Bobby Lashley. That’s cool with Seth, who is taking Lashley down this evening, then Dean Ambrose and the Intercontinental Title, and then the Universal Title. If HHH and his family gets in his way, they’re being taken down too. This brings out Shane McMahon to say that Rollins needs to leave, because of we’ve got a combat royal with the winner getting an Intercontinental Title shot later this evening and it starts in this day and age.

Battle Royal

Finn Balor, No Way Jose, Viktor, Konnor, Kalisto, Gran Metalik, Lince Dorado, Titus O’Neil, Apollo Crews, Zack Ryder, Mojo Rawley, Tyler Breeze, Curtis Axel, Bo Dallas, Curt Hawkins, Baron Corbin

This is dubbed the Fresh Start combat royal. It’s a brawl initially Jose hitting an airplane spin on Viktor. Crews eliminates both of them and then puts the B Team on the apron. Some dropkicks have Konnor in trouble and problems slow down such a lot. Kalisto puts Kalisto on the apron then again the House Party gets together to get rid of him. Back from a injury with Balor eliminating Metalik by means of knocking him off the best and then sending the other individuals of the House Part to the apron.

They’re each and every thrown out by means of Balor then again Crews then removes the B Team, Konnor and Rawley in a rush. Breeze follows them out for Crews’ seventh elimination until Corbin chokeslams Crews down. Balor dropkicks away as we’re down to five with Balor cleaning area. Corbin gets in a shot from at the back of even though and dumps Balor, leaving us with Corbin, Ryder, Hawkins and Crews.

Ryder gets in some hope spots then again Corbin backdrops him to the bottom to cut him off. Hawkins and Corbin have the staredown with the fans getting at the back of Hawkins, concurrently he’s thrown to the apron. Renee: “Take that haters.” Of direction he’s out shortly thereafter to gt us down to two. Corbin throws Crews to the apron then again Crews gets once more in, allowing Corbin to take a look at the slide underneath the ropes. That’s bring to a halt by means of a jumping enziguri even though, followed by means of a second to offer Apollo the win at 11:38.

Result: Apollo Crews gained a combat royal ultimate eliminating Baron Corbin (11:38)

Post are compatible Crews says that’s what he’s been on the lookout for and it’s finally proper right here after 364 days. Tonight, he wishes the identify.

Natalya talks about how great this 12 months has been, in conjunction with ultimate week’s identify are compatible in opposition to Ronda Rousey. This has been a rollercoaster 12 months and he or she wishes the Raw Women’s Title, which is why she’s coming into the Royal Rumble. Nia Jax is to be had in to say Ronda is probably not the champion by means of then. Something would in all probability derail Natalya’s plans too, and proper right here’s Tamina to jump her from at the back of. Nia: “Where’s your best friend now Natalya?”

Corbin is still throughout the ring after a injury and rants about how arduous his process was as General Manager because of he had one of these lot to do. This brings out Elias to play some Auld Lang Syne and speak to Corbin a loser. He was talking to Kid Rock earlier throughout the day and they agreed that spending New Year’s Eve with Corbin was a bad concept.

Detroit is making a comeback and now that Elias is correct right here it could possibly roll like not at all faster than. Elias’ track is able how Corbin sucks then again it doesn’t topic because of he’s in Detroit Rock City. The combat is on and they combat into the gang for just a bit faster than going once more to ringside with Elias getting the better of it.

Drake Maverick and the AOP promise to make the new 12 months a lot more brutal. Akam pops a balloon.

The Riott Squad isn’t changing because of no one ever changes.

Zack Ryder must win and obtain movement figures.

No Way Jose wishes a birthday celebration.

Bayley/Sasha Banks/Ember Moon vs. Riott Squad

Banks takes Logan into the corner to start out out since the announcers discuss Logan eating a deer middle at her viking marriage rite over the weekend. Ember is to be had in to roll Ruby (who has gotten a big haircut) up a few events, followed by means of a hard dropkick for two further. It’s off to Morgan to kick Moon throughout the face and then stomp her down throughout the corner. The Squad triple stomps away so Bayley and Banks are to be had for the brawl as we take a injury.

Back with Bayley getting hiptossed then again armdragging Morgan all of the approach all the way down to take all over again. It’s off to Banks for an attempt at the double knees throughout the corner then again Morgan is up in time to take her down instead. Ruby’s chinlock doesn’t transfer anywhere so Morgan comes once more in and runs Banks down for two and a couple of loud screaming. Banks slips out of a backslide and kicks her throughout the face then again the numbers game gets the better of her Moon has to go back in for a save and dives onto Morgan and Riott on the flooring. That cross away Bayley to make a blind tag and it’s the Backstabber into the best rope elbow for the pin on Logan at 12:30.

Result: Bayley/Sasha Banks/Ember Moon b. Riott Squad – Top rope elbow (12:30)

We take a look at Braun Strowman’s 12 months.

Seth Rollins vs. Bobby Lashley

Lashley wishes a contemporary get began so there’s no posing this evening. He’s a fighter and this evening he’s going to combat. Lashley runs him over to start out out then again Seth slugs away to get a breather. An enziguri staggers Lashley and a running knee to the once more sends him out of doors. That method a slingshot forearm then again a Rush distraction shall we Lashley take all over again. The nerve hang doesn’t ultimate long as Rollins jawbreaks his method to freedom then again he stops to transport after Rush. That method a hurricanrana into the put up and we take a injury.

Back with Lashley maintaining a chinlock until he shall we go for some posing. Rollins gets dropped onto his shoulder for two further then again the behind schedule vertical suplex is escaped. Some correct arms and a Sling Blade put Lashley on the flooring. The suicide dives keep Lashley in trouble and the springboard clothesline gets two. Rush provides any other distraction even though and this time Rollins chases him to the timekeeper’s area. Rollins finally clotheslines him down then again gets jumped by means of Lashley. That’s enough for Rollins, who hits him with a chair for the DQ at 9:38.

Result: Bobby Lashley/Seth Rollins by way of DQ when Rollins used a chair (9:38)

Post are compatible Rollins destroys both of them with the chair.

John Cena is once more next week.

Remember that video where we see the equivalent six NXT names over and over again? Well proper right here it is yet again.

Jinder Mahal/Singh Brothers vs. Heath Slater/Rhyno

Slater punches away at Mahal to start out out then again gets driven into the corner for the collection of correct arms. Sumir is to be had in for some elbows and dancing then again it’s in short off to Rhyno for the house cleaning. A abdomen to abdomen plants each and every Singhs and it’s time for the Gore. Sunil grabs the foot even though and Mahal supplies a superkick. The Khallas is superb for the pin on Rhyno at 2:59.

Result: Jinder Mahal/Singh Brothers b. Heath Slater/Rhyno – Khallas to Rhyno (2:59)

Ambrose says he doesn’t want to have a contemporary get began because of he’s great in this day and age. He’s no longer about to have Crews get some truly really feel very good 2d to start out the 12 months.

Bobby Roode and Chad Gable want to shut up the Revival for very good next week so the dept can also be glorious.

The Revival must put across credibility once more to the dept.

Bayley and Sasha want to win the Tag Team Titles.

Intercontinental Title: Dean Ambrose vs. Apollo Crews

Crews is hard and dropkicks Dean throughout the face for talking a great deal of trash. A sunset flip and a rollup give Apollo two each and a clothesline puts Dean on the flooring. That method a moonsault from the apron and we take a injury. Back with Apollo preventing out of a chinlock and getting two off a small package deal. A double clothesline puts them each and every down then again it’s Apollo up first with a kick to the highest.

The Toss Powerbomb is broken up then again Crews settles for two off a standing taking pictures well-known individual pres. A abdomen to abdomen sends Dean into the corner and now the Toss Powerbomb connects for two with Dean grabbing the ropes. Dean bails to the bottom then again gets caught with a flip dive. Back in and the frog splash misses, allowing Dean to hit Dirty Deeds to retain at 9:15.

Result: Dean Ambrose b. Apollo Crews – Dirty Deeds (9:15)

Alexa Bliss is worked up together with her time running the Raw ladies’s division then again that time has come to an end. Next week, she’ll be debuting her private keep up a correspondence show known as A Moment of Bliss. Her first customer might be Ronda Rousey, and Ronda upper dress for the example because of she gained’t be in a pit.

Brock Lesnar is once more next week.

Nia Jax/Tamina vs. Ronda Rousey/Natalya

Ronda wastes no time and starts the combat in a hurry faster than shedding Tamina. Nia is to be had in and has to combat off an armbar. That’s finally shoved away and it’s off to Natalya for a snap suplex on Tamina. Nia pulls Tamina out of doors then again Ronda dives onto both of them to send us to a injury. Back with Natalya in trouble and Nia sending her into the corner. The pull out of the corner is even worse and provides Nia two as it’s off to the chinlock.

Natalya ratings with a crossbody even though and the brand new tag brings in Rousey to scrub area. A jumping elbow supplies Rousey two on Nia then again she throws Rousey down yet again. The super Samoan drop is broken up so Tamina makes a blind tag and kicks Rousey throughout the face for two. The armbar on Tamina is broken up with the legdrop and Tamina superkicks Natalya to the bottom. Tamina misses the Superfly Splash and can get armbarred for the tap at 12:21.

Result: Ronda Rousey/Natalya b. Tamina/Nia Jax – Armbar to Tamian (12:21)

Drew McIntyre b. Dolph Ziggler – Claymore
Apollo Crews gained a combat royal ultimate eliminating Baron Corbin
Bayley/Sasha Banks/Ember Moon b. Riott Squad – Top rope elbow to Logan
Bobby Lashley b. Seth Rollins by way of DQ when Rollins used a chair
Jinder Mahal/Singh Brothers b. Heath Slater/Rhyno – Khallas to Rhyno
Dean Ambrose b. Apollo Crews – Dirty Deeds
Ronda Rousey/Natalya b. Nia Jax/Tamina – Armbar to Tamina

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has spotted over 50,000 wrestling fits. He has moreover been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 whole shows coated. You can to search out his artwork at, or check out his Amazon author internet web page with 28 wrestling books. His latest e-book is the the Complete 1997 Monday Night Raw Reviews.

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