Monday Night Raw
Date: November 5, 2018
Location: Manchester Arena, Manchester, England
Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, Renee Young

After the entirety remaining week, even the wrestlers wanted a Monday evening off so now we have a taped display from previous within the day. It’s time for the once a year November England excursion and it occurs to be one of the most two ultimate displays earlier than Survivor Series. Therefore, it’s time to crank out some tales in a rush. Let’s get to it.

The roster is at the level and there are safety guards at ringside as Baron Corbin comes out. After some clips of Brock Lesnar successful the Universal Title once more (simply cross with it), Corbin talks about Survivor Series and lists off probably the most upcoming suits. In addition to simply successful for pleasure even though, Raw has a ranking to settle as a result of Shane McMahon stole the name of Best within the World from Dolph Ziggler. Don’t concern even though, as a result of Stephanie McMahon shall be right here subsequent week to take care of that (You knew it was once coming.).

As for the lads’s Survivor Series fit, Corbin has named himself as captain, that means he received’t be in the true fit. Therefore, he has to position in combination an excellent staff, which can get started with Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre. Another member is Braun Strowman, who will not be proud of Corbin presently. We’ll name Crown Jewel a educating second even though and Strowman will be told quickly sufficient.

As for the ladies’s Survivor Series fit, the captain shall be selecting the whole staff, so right here’s Alexa Bliss. She’ll use her management as a 5 time Women’s Champion to select her staff this night, beginning with the Riott Squad vs. Bayley/Sasha Banks/Natalya. Cue Kurt Angle to mention he desires to compete once more this 12 months, identical to remaining 12 months when he lead Team Raw to victory.

Corbin doesn’t assume so as a result of Angle must be completely long past from the display. They succeed in an settlement: this night Angle vs. Corbin with the winner attending to be the captain. Angle leaves and Bliss tells the ladies to get in a position however right here’s Strowman to hurricane the hoop. Security is dispatched in all of 5 seconds and Corbin runs off. The roster is going after Strowman as neatly however he will get thru all of them whilst everybody else brawls. In the again, Strowman can’t in finding Corbin.

Bayley, Sasha and Natalya are in a position as a result of Natalya is dressed in her dad’s sun shades.

Bayley/Sasha Banks/Natalya vs. Riott Squad

The Squad jumps them from in the back of to start out however Natalya fights out and blocks an early Riott Kick. The Sharpshooter is on Ruby within the first ten seconds with Logan having to make a save. Logan takes Natalya to the ground and sends her into the barricade as we take a destroy. Back with Natalya combating out of the nook and bringing in Banks for some Meteoras, together with a most sensible rope model to Morgan.

Riott makes the save and drags Morgan over for the tag. Banks and Bayley hit some operating knees, adopted by way of a status one for just right measure. Bayley’s suicide dive drops Logan and Morgan and will get two off a small bundle on Riott. The chinlock slows Bayley down and Morgan is good sufficient to mention “Hi Bayley!”

Logan’s cobra grasp doesn’t paintings so she sends Bayley throat first into the center rope, adopted by way of a center rope faceplant from Logan. Back from every other destroy with Bayley armdragging Logan and making the new tag off to Natalya. A faceplant will get two on Logan with Riott making the save.

The Sharpshooter is going on however Riott holds up the sun shades and breaks them in part. Natalya is distraught…and that’s the fit at 17:30. Ignore the Squad strolling up the ramp and Natalya and corporate at the ground in combination. Even the gang is counting them out because the referee simply stands there.

Result: Bayley/Sasha Banks/Natalya vs. Riott Squad went to a no contest (17:30)

Natalya cries as Bayley and Sasha console her.

Strowman’s hunt continues, together with within the locker room and toilet. Of observe: one of the most guys within the locker room was once Roy Johnson, who wrestled within the first UK Title event.

Recap of D-Generation X vs. Brothers of Destruction.

Apollo Crews vs. Jinder Mahal

Before the fit, Crews talks about short of victories within the ring over ethical victories. An early dropkick will get two on Mahal however he pulls Crews down right into a chinlock. That is going nowhere so it’s a gorilla press into the status moonsault for the pin on Mahal at 2:21.

Result: Apollo Crews b. Jinder Mahal – Standing moonsault (2:21)

Here’s Seth Rollins, with each Tag Team Titles, for a talk. He is aware of the 3 titles glance slightly bizarre but it surely was once intended to be 3 titles and a large trophy. That brings him to Lesnar, who’s slapping everybody within the face by way of retaining Roman Reigns’ name. He would inform Lesnar that to his face, however Lesnar isn’t right here this night. Seth: “Shocker, I know.”

Dean Ambrose is right here this night even though and Seth desires him proper right here in his face. Ambrose isn’t right here even though and that suggests Rollins can’t protect the Tag Team Titles by way of himself. Corbin pops up on display and, after telling his guys to barricade the door, makes a name fit for presently.

Tag Team Titles: AOP vs. Seth Rollins

Rollins is protecting and begins with Akam, who drives him into the incorrect nook. Rezar is available in and blasts Rollins with a clothesline because the numbers are already changing into an issue. Back from a destroy with Rollins combating out of a chinlock however getting taken down and pummeled with out a lot effort. The Last Chapter is damaged up and Rezar is clotheslined to the ground for a suicide dive.

Back in and Akam is distributed out of doors for a double suicide dive in a relatively great hope spot. A Sling Blade hits Rezar again within and it’s time to stomp the foot. Drake Maverick gives a distraction however the aspect slam/heart rope stomp is damaged up. Rollins knees Rezar within the face and hits the frog splash for 2 however the stomp is countered right into a heck of a powerbomb. The powerbomb/neckbreaker offers us new champions at 9:47.

Result: AOP b. Seth Rolling – Powerbomb/neckbreaker aggregate (9:47)

Post fit right here’s Ambrose to mention Rollins desires to grasp why. Rollins asks why and will get hit with Dirty Deeds.

Renee Young in any case feedback at the factor, pronouncing Dean received’t discuss it even to her.

We take a look at Becky Lynch calling out Ronda Rousey remaining week on Smackdown. She received’t be intimidated like everybody else.

We take a look at Strowman trying to find Corbin.

Corbin has a makeshift studio within the garage room when Strowman storms in. Security is dispatched, with one in every of them retaining onto Strowman’s leg as he drags the man alongside.

Here’s Dolph Ziggler to assert a conspiracy in opposition to him within the World Cup. First Drew McIntyre was once ejected after which everybody’s favourite D-Lister is changed by way of Shane McMahon of all other people. Cue Elias to break and the fanatics are VERY happy to look him. He was once simply at the telephone with Liam and Noel Gallagher, who mentioned if Elias sings the appropriate track this night, Oasis will reunite. Ziggler doesn’t need to pay attention it however Elias sings anyway. That earns him a problem and we’re in a position to move.

Elias vs. Dolph Ziggler

Ziggler headlocks and dropkicks him to start out because the fanatics don’t appear happy. Elias fights up however will get elbowed within the face because the announcers communicate in regards to the event having a little of a screwy finishing. Ziggler cranks at the arm for a just right whilst till Elias will get up and kicks him down. A most sensible rope elbow misses Ziggler and we take a destroy. Back with Ziggler retaining a chinlock and uppercutting Elias for 2.

The chinlock is going on once more as a result of this fit hasn’t been dull sufficient already. Elias will get up (once more) and hammers away with some proper arms and forearms however Ziggler avoids the leaping knee. The 2nd leaping knee connects for 2 and a sitout powerbomb offers Elias two extra. Ziggler headbutts him and the Zig Zag is just right for 2 extra with Elias getting a foot at the rope. Back up and Drift Away is just right for the pin on Ziggler at 14:21.

Result: Elias b. Dolph Ziggler – Drift Away (14:21)

Angle isn’t frightened as a result of a hearth has been lit inside him to move and be Raw staff captain.

Here’s Ronda Rousey for a talk. Last week on Smackdown, Becky Lynch threatened to tear her arm off. It’s simple to look why other people love Becky and there’s a handy guide a rough chant for her. Ronda respects her, however Becky has no thought what’s happening. While Becky’s mother was once waking her up for college, Ronda’s mother was once waking her up looking to destroy her arm. While Becky was once a stewardess, Ronda was once in probably the most dominant name reign of all time.

Rousey desires her to convey all of her rage in two weeks as a result of Ronda desires a problem at Survivor Series. Becky can name herself the person however Rousey is the baddest b**** in the world. Ronda is going to depart however right here’s Nia Jax to break. Nia tells her to be in a position as a result of she’s combating for “the most dominant brand in sports entertainment” at Survivor Series. When she’s carried out, Nia shall be ready on her.

Video on WWE running with Girl Up, a charity to advertise younger women in sports activities.

Nia Jax vs. Ember Moon

Ember kicks her down to at least one knee to start out however the crossbody actually bounces off of Nia. Another throw has Ember in hassle and it’s off to a chinlock. Nia drops her face first onto the highest turnbuckle however misses the legdrop. The kicks have Nia in hassle and the springboard spinning crossbody will get two. There’s a discus forearm for 2 extra however the Samoan drop finishes Ember at 4:55.

Result: Nia Jax b. Ember Moon – Samoan drop (4:55)

Post fit freaking Tamina comes out….and beats up Ember as Nia joins forces along with her. Nia screams that she received and jumps up and down.

Finn Balor isn’t frightened about Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush as a result of Manchester is Balor Club.

Corbin will get in his automotive as a result of he has an emergency appointment. Angle can face Drew McIntyre as an alternative. Strowman displays up as Corbin will get away.

Finn Balor vs. Bobby Lashley

Before the fit, Lio says he needs they had been in Liverpool and says Michelangelo couldn’t create a murals like Lashley. See, he respects Manchester, so he’s going to fake that Balor is each unmarried particular person on this town. Lashley chokes at the ropes to start out because the announcers communicate in regards to the event. A overlooked fee we could Balor hit a dropkick to the ropes however Rush journeys him up.

That approach a chinlock for a little till Balor will get up for a sundown turn. Balor slips out of a powerbomb however will get stuck by way of the vertical suplex for 2. An enziguri appears to arrange the Coup de Grace however Rush gives a distraction. Lashley will get despatched out of doors so Balor dropkicks Rush. He takes too lengthy at the ground even though and will get stuck by way of Lashley, adopted by way of the spinning Dominator for the pin at 6:29.

Result: Bobby Lashley b. Finn Balor – Spinning Dominator (6:29)

Post fit Drew McIntyre comes out for a staredown with Lashley and the fanatics appear intrigued. Lashley leaves and Drew is helping Balor up however kicks him within the face as an alternative.

Next week, Stephanie McMahon is right here, Alexa proclaims the Raw ladies’s Survivor Series staff and Brock Lesnar will if truth be told display up.

Drew McIntyre vs. Kurt Angle

If Angle wins, he’s staff captain at Survivor Series. Angle jumps him earlier than the bell however McIntyre blasts him with a headbutt. We hit the armbar, which may if truth be told reason Angle’s arm to return off his frame. A neckbreaker units up a 2nd armbar however Angle pops up with an Angle Slam to position McIntyre at the ground.

Back from a destroy with McIntyre hitting a suplex and hanging on a 3rd armbar. McIntyre selections him up…..and the armbar is going on once more. Angle fights out of it and rolls the German suplexes. The Claymore kicks Angle’s head off….and Drew doesn’t duvet. Angle is going for the leg however Drew kilos him down and glares at him once more.

To truly sing their own praises, Drew sticks his leg out so Angle lunches once more, incomes himself every other beatdown. Drew calls Angle a humiliation and now the ankle lock is going on. The dangle is kicked off and Drew offers him an Angle Slam earlier than sitting in the midst of the hoop as an alternative of protecting. Drew places him in an ankle lock with the grapevine and Kurt faucets at 14:36.

Result: Drew McIntyre b. Kurt Angle – Ankle lock (14:36)

Bayley/Sasha Banks/Natalya vs. Riott Squad went to a no contest
Apollo Crews b. Jinder Mahal – Standing moonsault
AOP b. Seth Rollins – Powerbomb/neckbreaker aggregate
Elias b. Dolph Ziggler – Drift Away
Nia Jax b. Ember Moon – Samoan drop
Bobby Lashley b. Finn Balor – Spinning Dominator
Drew McIntyre b. Kurt Angle – Ankle lock

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has noticed over 50,000 wrestling suits. He has additionally been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 complete displays lined. You can in finding his paintings at, or take a look at his Amazon writer web page with 28 wrestling books. His newest e book is the the Complete 2003 Smackdown Reviews.

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