Monday, November 12, 2018

WWE RAW Results - November 12, 2018

WWE RAW Results
Today's show starts with a tribute for Veteran's Day/Remembrance Day.

We are live from the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri, as fans chant USA. Michael Cole welcomes us. He's joined by Corey Graves and Renee Young.

We go right to the ring and the RAW tag team division is already out for a Battle Royal. The winners will be the Team Captains for the Survivor Series match with tag teams on Sunday.

Tag Team Battle Royal

The action immediately starts as the tag teams go at it. Lucha House Party has all three members in and they triple team Chad Gable. Dash Wilder goes at it with Kalisto. The action continues until the music of Braun Strowman interrupts and out he comes to a pop.

Konnor meets Strowman at ringside but gets dropped, as does Viktor. Strowman approaches the ring and takes out Lucha House Party as they fly at him. Bobby Roode is taken out next. Strowman enters the ring and continues to drop bodies. A bunch of Superstars gang up on him but he pushes them off. Strowman with corner splashes to Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder. Strowman stands tall and yells out for a big pop. Strowman takes out Gable, Curtis Axel and Dawson with big shoulders on the floor as he runs around the ring.

Strowman brings a steel chair into the ring. Heath Slater, Roode and Wilder all retreat. Strowman walks around the ring to another pop and demands a microphone. Strowman says RAW is brought to us by The Monster Among Men tonight. He takes a seat in the middle of the ring and says he's done chasing Acting RAW General Manager Baron Corbin around. Strowman says he's not leaving the ring until Corbin gets these hands. The music interrupts and out comes RAW Commissioner Stephanie McMahon.

Stephanie understands Braun is upset over what Corbin did to him at WWE Crown Jewel and he has the right to be but he can't hold RAW hostage. Fans boo Stephanie and a "yes he can" chant briefly starts up. Stephanie appreciates the rage and aggression but she needs him to channel it to something more important, Survivor Series. She says her brother disrespected all of RAW when he stole the World Cup tournament win. She asks if he's going to let her brother disrespect him and the entire locker room. Braun says he doesn't give a damn about Shane or fighting for Stephanie at Survivor Series. Stephanie bucks back at Braun in his face and says Braun better start giving a damn, everyone in the back better start giving a damn too. Braun says he knows how Stephanie and the other corporate look at him but he's tired of talking, she needs to bring her lap dog Corbin out so they can get this over. Stephanie says she doesn't underestimate Braun and she has a business opportunity for him. Stephanie says Braun can have anything he wants if RAW wins at Survivor Series. Her word is her bond. Fans boo that line.

Strowman only wants another WWE Universal Title shot against Brock Lesnar. Stephanie says it's done. But before that, Strowman wants Corbin. Fans pop and Stephanie says it's done. Strowman wants to pick the stipulations. Stephanie says done. Strowman tells Stephanie to make sure Corbin signs a waiver so he's not responsible for the damages. Stephanie says that might take some more time as she needs to run it by lawyers but she thinks she can get it done but there's one condition - Strowman doesn't lay a finger on Corbin until after Survivor Series so he can prove he's a team player. He can have whatever he wants after Survivor Series. Strowman says he will go to WWE HQ and destroy the whole building if he doesn't get what he's promised. Stephanie goes on about how she's here to motivate the entire RAW roster but the music interrupts and out comes RAW Women's Champion Ronda Rousey.

Stephanie introduces Rousey but Rousey snatches the mic from her hand. Rousey says Stephanie can save the pep talk because nothing can motivate her more than she already is. She's been waiting for a challenge like The Man, SmackDown Women's Champion Becky Lynch, and she's tired of hearing about her arm getting snatched. Rousey can't wait to show Becky how it's done. Fans chant for Becky. Rousey says maybe she won't have to wait. She drops the mic and turns her attention to Stephanie, staring her down. Stephanie looks terrified. The music interrupts and out comes Corbin. He agrees with Stephanie that they need to channel their energy to Survivor Series. Corbin is also here to help motivate the RAW roster. Corbin cautiously enters the ring as Strowman stares him down. Fans chant "get these hands" now. Corbin says RAW can't afford to get embarrassed again as this is a must-win situation. Corbin places his hand on Rousey's arm and tries to talk her down but Rousey immediately tosses him to the mat. Rousey marches up the ramp as Corbin watches. Corbin turns around to Strowman in his face. Stephanie gets in between them as they argue. Stephanie tells Corbin to shut up and reminds Strowman of their deal. Strowman tells Corbin to enjoy being Stephanie's lap dog because he's going to neuter him after Survivor Series. Corbin leaves the ring as Strowman looks on from the ring while his music hits. Stephanie backs Corbin up the ramp as fans pop for Strowman.

- Still to come, The Beast is here. Also, Graves interviews WWE Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins.

- We see Nia Jax and Tamina Snuka backstage walking. They yell at some random people to move out of the way. Snuka vs. Ember Moon is next.

Ember Moon vs. Tamina Snuka (with Nia Jax)

Nia distracts Ember and Tamina with a punch and kick. Tamina with a head butt. Tamina sends Ember into the turnbuckles. Ember lands on her feet on a hip toss and she tries for a sunset flip but Tamina picks Ember up. Ember with kicks to Tamina followed by forearms. Ember with an enzuigiri and she gets a near fall.

We see Alexa watching in the back from the monitor.

Ember with a sliding flatliner to Tamina and Tamina rolls to the floor. Ember with a baseball slide on the apron and Tamina is taken down. Nia confronts Ember and that allows Tamina to recover and clothesline Ember as we go to commercial.

We are back and Tamina with a reverse chin lock. Tamina takes Ember back to the mat. Tamina with a knee drop and she gets a near fall. Ember and Tamina with forearms and Ember lands on her feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt. Ember with a drop kick. Ember with kicks and a forearm. Ember staggers Tamina on an enzuigiri but Tamina with a punch. Ember with a suicide dive into Nia and Nia does not move.

Ember kicks Tamina and hits a springboard cross body for a near fall. Ember with a handspring clothesline and then she goes up top but Nia gets on the apron to distract Ember. Tamina with a super kick. Tamina goes up top and hits the Superfly Splash for the three count.

Winner: Tamina Snuka

After the match, Jax and Snuka stand tall over Moon as the music plays. Jax decks Moon and runs the ropes for the big leg drop. Snuka and Jax raise their arms in the air as fans boo them. They leave as Jax's music starts up.

- Still to come, Elias vs. Bobby Lashley for a Survivor Series team spot. Also, Bliss announces the women's Team RAW and Graves talks to Rollins. Back to commercial.

- We have a video package for Seth Rollins' quest for facts about why Dean did what he did, and the tag title change that happened last week.

In the Arena:

Back in the arena and Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring for an interview with Corey Graves.

Corey wants to talk about Survivor Series and his match against Shinsuke Nakamura. Corey wants to know where Seth is mentally. Seth says for the first time, he faces Shinsuke Nakamura. He says it will be a hell of a fight but he doesn't give a damn about Shinsuke Nakamura. Corey says that if your head is not in the game, Shinsuke will take it off. Seth says he will be focused on Nakamura at Survivor Series. That is Sunday, but that is not tonight.

Seth says he wants to know why Dean did what he did that night. Corey says that Dean is not a man of words. Seth says Dean is not a stupid man. He knows why he did what he did, but Dean is not man enough to explain why.

Dean shows up in the parking lot and he says he is man enough to get out of the cold and come into the arena to beat the holy hell out of him. Dean says you don't deserve that. He does not owe anyone an explanation. These people want to spit on him and ask him why did you turn your back on your brothers. Dean says your architect doesn't have all the answers. Should Seth have talked to Dean like an imbecile or treat him like a charity case? Maybe Ambrose has been the same guy the whole time but he was too self absorbed to notice anything around him. Maybe he regrets his action. Maybe he is remorseful. Maybe his brothers will be able to forgive him for what he has done?

Dean says he thought the Shield was stronger together. He though wearing the colors made him stronger. The Shield made him weak. You made him weak. Roman made him weak. The burden of being your brother and watching your back made him weak. Dean says every day is a new day and a chance to be reborn. A chance to take the past and... Dean pours gasoline on the vest and Dean says it is time to burn it down. He douses his Shield vest in gasoline and throws it in the barrel to burn as Rollins watches. Rollins gets upset and storms out of the ring. Back to commercial.

- We are back and we take a look back at last week's match between Drew McIntyre and Kurt Angle.

In the Arena:

Kurt Angle's music plays but it is interrupted by Dolph's record scratch and Drew McIntyre.

Drew says when he first showed up on Raw, he said he would take over. Do you believe him now? First, he broke the Shield and he broke Kurt Angle. Last week, Kurt went into their match an Olympic Gold Medalist, a Hall of Famer, a National Treasure, and an Icon. After the match, he was nothing more than an embarrassment. Drew says Kurt gave him everything, but when he looked in Kurt's eyes, he saw Kurt's will to win fading. Kurt realized he was in the ring with a superior opponent. Drew says that he saw Kurt crying.

He was crying. Drew says he has never been more disgusted in his entire life. He was more than happy to put Kurt down and beat him with his own ankle lock. Drew says he has worked eighteen years for this moment. He has sacrificed more than anyone. He tells everyone to look into his eyes. Drew says that Raw is his show and he will mold it in his image. There is no more room for weakness or nostalgia acts.

Drew says he has to hand it to Balor because he has a lot of guts to come out after what he did last week. Balor says that what Drew was saying was too much. You crossed the line last week. You could have just beaten Kurt.

Drew asks Finn if he offended Finn or Kurt. Drew tells Finn that dignity is not a right reserved for everybody. He could have done so much worse to Kurt. You are angry that he kicked your head off last week that he was going to help Finn against Bobby Lashley for European pride. There are too many people who care about their feelings. He tells Finn to turn around and go back up that aisle and cry to his Balor Club.

Finn says he has dealt with bullies his entire life. Finn suggests that they have a match right here and right now. Drew says he doesn't know what is more fraglie. Your feelings or your body, but if you want a match, you've got a match. It is not against him. You are going to have a match against the man who is the true Best in the World... Dolph Ziggler. If you can defeat somebody like Dolph, Drew says maybe he will lower himself to Finn's level.

They stare each other down and Drew drops Balor with a head butt to the chest as we go to commercial.

Dolph Ziggler vs. Finn Balor


We are back as the referee checks on Balor and starts the match. Ziggler with a punch and kicks. Ziggler chokes Balor in the corner and rakes the eyes.

Ziggler with an arm bar and chin lock into a standard chin lock. Ziggler with a leaping elbow drop for a near fall and then he returns to the reverse chin lock and adds a body scissors. Ziggler punches Balor and applies a reverse chin lock. Balor with elbows but Ziggler with a kick to the knee. Ziggler runs into a boot from Balor and Balor with punches. Ziggler with a kick and he goes for a sunset flip but you don't sunset flip Balor and Finn rolls through and hits a drop kick.

Balor misses the running chop into the corner and Ziggler with a rollup for a near fall. Balor goes to the apron and hits an enzuigiri. Balor goes up top but Ziggler crotches Balor and we go to commercial.

We are back and the referee checks on Balor. Ziggler stands over Balor and hits a neck breaker. Ziggler runs into boots from Balor but Ziggler with kicks but Balor with a chop. Ziggler goes for a super kick but Balor blocks it. Ziggler with an elbow but Balor with a Pele Kick. Balor with a chop in teh corner but Ziggler with an Irish whip. Balor floats over and hits an enzuigiri. Balro with a double stomp for a near fall. Balor waits for Ziggler to get up while Drew ponders on the ring steps. Balor with Slingblade but he runs into a boot and Ziggler hits a hesitation DDT for a near fall.

Balor blocks a super kick but Ziggler with a Fameasser for a near fall. Balor with a running drop kick to send Ziggler into the turnbuckles. Balor leaps over Ziggler and then sends Ziggler to the floor. Balor with a baseball slide to Drew and then he back body drops Ziggler over the top rope to the floor. Balor with a plancha onto Ziggler and McIntyre. Balor misses Coup de Grace and Ziggler with a rollup but Balor counters with a rollup of his own for the three count.

Winner: Finn Balor

After the match, Balor celebrates and heads up the ramp as his music hits. Drew looks on from the ring and he's not happy.

- Still to come, Alexa Bliss announces the women's Team RAW. Also, the WWE Universal Champion is here. Back to commercial.

Backstage:

We are back and Stephanie tells that she is impressed with Finn for standing up to Drew and for winning tonight, he is on the Survivor Series team. Drew McIntyre comes to confront Finn and Stephanie tells him to stand down. Stephanie says that Drew cannot hurt his teammate on Sunday. Stephanie knows that Ziggler cannot wait to get his hands on Shane for what he did in the World Cup. Stephanie says that she wants Drew to do to her brother Shane and the rest of Smackdown what he did to Kurt Angle. Work as a team on Sunday, but then you can tear each other apart.

- We take a look at Becky Lynch's comments from Smackdown.

Backstage:

Ronda Rousey is in the interview area and she says that Becky is the man and she can dish it out. Ronda says that he was not trying to insult Becky but she wanted to point out how ridiculous her claim of ripping her arm off. Becky can dish it out, but she cannot take it. You are so hyper-sensitive. You are not just the man, you are the Millennial Man. You have a bubble wrapped ego. Ronda says that Becky needs to know that she is not Charlotte Flair and this is not Smackdown. Everyone has watched her bleed for every inch of progress. She did not pour her heart and soul into fight like a girl so the 'leader' of the Women's Revolution can say 'fight like a man'. Nia Jax shows up with Tamina and says that they are here to wish her luck.

- The Riott Squad make their way to the ring as we go to commercial.

In the Arena:

We are back and Ruby Riott says she would like to address her actions from last week. We see what happened with Natalya's sunglasses. Ruby says when she broke Jim Neidhart's sunglasses, she struck a nerve not only with Natalya but with the entire WWE Universe. Ruby says she had a week to think about her actions and she completely understands why she has gotten the backlash. Let's face it, Jim was a future Hall of Famer. He was a badass powerhouse and he had the most infectious laugh. The moment it took all of those happy memories and she turned them into nightmares. Not only that, but humiliated Natalya in front of a world wide audience . . . and she enjoyed every second of it.

Ruby says she did not take it far enough. They had to claw to get everything. She wanted Natalya to feel emotion and bawl like a baby. That is what you did. In that moment, it all made sense and it clicked why Jim wore those sunglasses. It was because he was ashamed to look at his own daughter. He had to shade himself.

Riott waits for a fight but Natalya comes in the ring from behind and beats her down. Liv hits the ring but Natalya drops her. Logan comes in and the numbers game catches up as they triple team her. Logan lifts Natalya and holds her as Riott runs the ropes for the Hart Attack move made famous by Anvil and WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart. The Riott Squad stands tall over Natalya as the boos continue.

- The announcers hype the card for Sunday's Survivor Series pay-per-view.

Tag Team Battle Royal

We go to the ring and out comes the team of Chad Gable and Bobby Roode. This is a redo of tonight's opener that was wrecked by Braun Strowman. The winners will be the Team Captains for the 5-on-5 Traditional Elimination Match with tag teams at Survivor Series. Back to commercial.

The Revival goes after Heath Slater. Slater is eliminated when he misses a jumping side kick and goes over the top rope to the floor so Rhyno is also eliminated. Viktor with a forearm to Roode's back while Dawson connects with an uppercut on Kalisto. Kalisto goes to the apron and he hits an enzuigiri on Wilder. Kalisto sends Dorado to Dawson and Dawson and Dorado go to the apron. Metalik knocks Dawson to the floor so Bo and Curtis throw out Wilder even though he was already eliminated.

We have a gesture off between the B Team and Lucha House Party so Konnor and Viktor attack both teams. Kalisto is eliminated by Konnor. Viktor sends Axel into Dallas to send him to the floor. Konnor misses a back elbow into the corner and Roode with a kick and hits a neck breaker while Gable hits a moonsault. Konnor puts Gable on the top rope and Gable with a triangle and Konnor is eliminated.

Winners and Team Captains: Bobby Roode and Chad Gable

- We see Brock Lesnar's door and Paul Heyman knocks on it as we go to commercial.

- We are back and we are told that the Tag Team Elimination Match will be a part of the two hour Kickoff Show.

In the Arena:

Universal Champion Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman make their way to the ring.

Paul introduces himself and his client. Paul says no one deserves congratulations more than Brock, but they will dole a few congratulations out. Congratulations to Braun Strowman who proved that he is an almost unbeatable monster, except when you get hit by five F5s from Brock Lesnar. Congratulations to Braun Strowman who showed he can worm his way back into the title picture with some negotiations. Congratulations to the Smackdown roster for avoiding the beatdown that will be given to the WWE Champion on Sunday. Congratulations to AJ Styles.

The people chant for AJ Styles because they believe that AJ Styles has a chance based on his match last year against Brock Lesnar. AJ will fly into Los Angeles and he will check into the Hotel California and he will go to the suite labeled Suplex City and he will get the beating becoming of a WWE Champion.

Paul says he is here to educate AJ Styles. Based on how close you came last year, there is no one in WWE or UFC who Brock wants to get his hands on and beat the living crap out of more than AJ. There is no one Brock wants to take to Suplex City more than AJ Styles. There is no one that Brock wants to F5 more than AJ Styles. There is no one that Brock Lesnar wants to beat more on Sunday is AJ Styles.

On Sunday, Suplex City, F5, 1... 2... 3. Your winner, the Champion of All Champions Brock Lesnar. That's not just a prediction, that's a... Jinder Mahal interrupts and makes his way to the ring.

Mahal tells Paul to take his advice and not overestimate AJ Styles. Last year at Survivor Series, he was dreaming about the Dream Match between Jinder Mahal and Brock Lesnar. That focus gave AJ the chance to steal the match from Jinder. Jinder says he is here to help the beast and give him his mantra.

Paul asks Brock if they want to bother listening to Jinder's mantra. Jinder says he can help Brock. Brock says that Jinder should come into the ring and Paul should listen because he is Jewish.

Jinder tells Brock to center his energy and breathe in while saying SHANTI a lot of times. Brock has had enough and levels Jinder with a clothesline, kicks Sunil Singh to the mat and drops Samir Singh with a F5. Lesnar delivers more F5s to The Singh Brothers. Samir gets another. Fans chant for more. Lesnar grabs Sunil again and presses him high. Lesnar launches Sunil out of the ring, on top of Jinder at ringside.

Lesnar leaves the ring and grabs Jinder, dropping him on the floor with the F5. Lesnar walks away with the title as his music hits. Lesnar looks back at Jinder and smirks before marching up the ring.

- Alexa Bliss and Stephanie McMahon are talking in the back but not loud enough for the cameras to pick up. We go to commercial.

In the Arena:

Back from the break and out comes Bobby Lashley with Lio Rush. This match is for the final Team RAW men's spot. They hit the ring and Lashley does different poses as Rush talks about how good he looks. They go on and Elias' guitar interrupts. Elias is on the stage with a spotlight. He takes shots at Rush and Lashley. Lashley tells him to shut up, calling him a clown trying to be a funny. Lashley tells Elias to come say it in his face. Elias has something to tell the whole world - Lashley sucks. Elias walks to the ring and says he's also going to shut Rush up. Elias stops at ringside and plays a tune, asking who wants to walk with Elias. We go to commercial.

Bobby Lashley vs. Elias in a Survivor Series Qualifying Match

The match is joined in progress and Lashley with a reverse chin lock. Lashley with a waist lock take down and kick. Elias and Lashley with punches but Lashley with an Irish whip. Elias with a mule kick followed by a clothesline. Elias with punches in the corner. Rush gets on the apron and Elias punches him. Lashley with a rollup for a near fall. Elias back drops Lashley over the top rope to the floor. Elias with a running knee off the apron. Lashley sends Elias into the ring post and ring steps. Lashley returns to the ring and Elias follows but Rush comes from under the ring and holds Elias' leg. Lashley wins by count out and gets the final spot on Team RAW.

Winner by Count Out: Bobby Lashley

After the match, Lashley celebrates the win as he stands tall. Rush is still under the ring with half of his body out when Elias sees him. Elias attacks and drops Lashley at ringside as he tries to make the save. Elias brings Rush into the ring and sends him really flying through the air, back out of the ring into Lashley's arms.

- Still to come, Alexa Bliss announces her picks for the women's Team RAW. Back to commercial.

In the Arena:

We are back and Alexa Bliss makes her way to the ring. She is joined in the ring by Tamina Snuka, Nia Jax, and Mickie James.

Alexa says Sunday is personal. Survivor Series if personal. It is to show that Raw is the A Show and that Smackdown is second best. She is not just expecting victory, but demanding it. Alexa says that one member of the team is not here because Natalya had to focus on her emotions.

Alexa introduces her team. First is Mickie James. Next is Nia Jax. The next member of the team is someone with a killer instinct, Tamina. Alexa says she was thinking about the fifth member of the team and she needs someone who will do anything to win and would be willing to risk friendships. The winner of this match will be the fifth member of Team Raw.

Sasha Banks and Bayley make their way to the ring as we go to commercial.

Sasha Banks vs. Bayley For the Final Spot on Team Raw

Sasha with a wrist lock take down using the ropes. Bayley with a rollup for a near fall. Bayley with a sliding clothesline for a near fall. Bayley goes to the apron and goes for a cutter in the ropes but Sasha blocks it and hits a knee. Sasha goes for a baseball slide but Bayley catches her. Sasha with a head scissors take down and then she sends Bayley back into the ring. Sasha with Meteora for a near fall. Bayley sends Sasha to the apron and Bayley with a forearm.

Bayley goes to the floor and tries for the baseball slide through the ring post but Sasha catches Bayley and sends her into the ring post. Sasha with a running knee to Bayley but she goes for a second one and Sasha hits the ring post when Bayley moves. Bayley gets a near fall with a rollup. Bayley goes for the belly-to-belly suplex but Sasha sends Bayley to the apron. Bayley with a cutter in the ropes. Bayley blocks a kick but Sasha with a knee to the head and Bayley with a belly-to-belly suplex on the apron. Both women fall to the floor as we go to commercial.

We are back and Bayley goes for an elbow drop from the turnbuckles but Sasha gets her knees up. Sasha applies Banks Statement and Mickie James, Tamina Snuka, and Nia Jax attack both women.

No Contest

After the match, Banks and Bayley are triple teamed by Jax, Snuka and Mickie. Bliss takes the mic and introduces the fifth member of Team RAW - Ruby Riott. Out she comes with Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan to celebrate.

- The cameras suddenly cut backstage to the locker room. We hear screaming. The camera goes into the locker room as SmackDown Women's Champion Becky Lynch has the Disarm-Her locked in on RAW Women's Champion Ronda Rousey. Becky talks trash as officials run in to break it up. They check on Rousey as she clutches her arm.

- We go back to the ring as Becky Lynch's music hits. The Riott Squad waits in the ring with Bliss, Jax, Snuka and Mickie. They all ready for a fight.

SmackDown's Sonya Deville, Carmella, Asuka, Naomi and Charlotte Flair suddenly hit the ring from the crowd, wearing blue t-shirts. The blue brand women's division brawls with the red brand women's division. Mandy Rose and The IIconics are also out to join the fight. Alicia Fox, Lana, Ember Moon and others are also out as the brawl continues. Becky is bleeding from the face. Ronda Rousey's music hits as she rushes the ring. Becky retreats from the ring as Rousey runs in to take out SmackDown Superstars. Rousey is doing bad as she sells the arm injury. Becky comes back in with a steel chair and levels Rousey with it.

The brawl between other Superstars continues. Team SmackDown holds the ring as Becky nails Rousey with another chair shot as the crowd pops. Becky with another chair shot as fans chanted for it. Team SmackDown regroups over the barrier and looks back at the ring as Rousey recovers. She's not happy. We see how Bliss also retreated to safety once the brawl kicked off. Team SmackDown moves up through the crowd as Rousey stares them down, looking right through Becky. Becky stands tall on the stairs in the crowd as her music starts up. We go to replays. Becky continues taunting Rousey from the crowd. We go backstage to Stephanie McMahon and Baron Corbin. Stephanie is furious about the invasion. Corbin doesn't know where security is or how SmackDown got in the building. Stephanie yells at him and says this cannot happen come Sunday. She asks Corbin how he's going to fix this and make sure RAW wins at all costs on Sunday. Corbin says he will find a way. We go back to the ring as they continue arguing. RAW goes off the air with Becky standing tall.


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